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

5165 Post No. : 17132


A stalwart of many talents, a multi faceted personality who was single handedly responsible for bringing to life the endeavors of Assamese cinema, bringing international recognition to the age old music and culture of far eastern India.

Remembering Dr Bhupen Hazrika on the anniversary of his birth – he would have been 96 today. He is known as ‘Shudha Kontho’ – the one with the nectar of amrit (shudha, sudha) in his throat.

He was born in Sadiya, Assam in 1926. Even as a child, his musical and singing talents were evident. In 1939, at the tender age of 12, he recorded his first song for the Assamese talkie film ‘Indramalati’ (1939). His traveled to faraway Benaras for his education (BA and MA degrees in Political Science, 1944 and 1946), and then to the US for his PhD to New York (Columbia University, 1952). However, the association that was established in childhood would be sustained and strengthened over the years. 

He became recognized as a renowned film maker in the east. As a renowned musician, and a multi lingual lyricist and vocalist, he was the representative face of the music and culture of that region. And more than that, he was the cultural ambassador of India to the rest of the world.

Many awards and accolades came to him throughout his illustrious career, most notable being the Sangeet Natak Academy award in 1987, Dadasaheb Phalke lifetime achievement award in 1993, and the Padma Bhushan in 2001. He was the president of the Sangeet Natak Academy from 1999 to 2004. As a creator of films and film music, he has been conferred many honors by film associations and critics associations in the US, Japan, Bangladesh, besides India.

Bhupen Hazarika breathed his last on 5th November, 2011.

‘Rudaali’, a 1993 production by the feminist film maker and director, Kalpana Lajmi, is a story about the life and tribulations of Shanichari (Dimple Kapadia), a poor woman, abandoned by her own family as a child, and later in life, abandoned by the man whom she loves. A caustic and a weather beaten personality, her life is dogged by one misfortune after another. But the character within is stronger than steel, and she faces the world without a tear in her eye. The strength of her resolve is at conflict with her profession of a mourning woman, rudaali, in the villages of interior Rajasthan. The film is a powerful commentary on the traditional status of women in rural India. The film itself, and the portrayal if the central character by Dimple Kapadia, has won many awards and recognitions, both national and international.

The lyrics of this film are penned by Gulzar, and the haunting music is from the mind of Bhupen Hazarika. This particular song is rendered both by Bhupen Hazarika and Lata Mangeshkar. The deep baritone voice of Bhupen Hazarika so strongly brings to life the powerful verses.

The song tells about the personal sorrows and tribulations of the protagonist – Shanichari, a rudaali woman in rural Rajasthan. Bhupen Hazarika version plays in the background, as we the entire life of Shanichari crumbling and wasted around her. We see her sitting next to her husband’s funeral pyre, slowly removing all her jewellery and adornments. Later in the song, she is face to face with Raj Babbar, her lover, who has also abandoned her. The words are so evocative and portray the sadness that reigns inside her. “Teri Oonchi Ataari, Maine Pankh Liye Katvaaye” – your adobe is at such a height, and the miserable me has shorn off her wings.

A deeply moving experience about life itself.

Bhupen Hazaarika Version

Lata Mangeshkar Version

Song – Dil Hoom Hoom Kare Ghabraaye  (Rudaali) (1993) Singer – Bhupen Hazaarika, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Bhupen Hazarika

Lyrics

Bhupen Hazarika version

dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye,
ghan dham dham kare garjaaye
ik boond tabhi paani ki
mori akhiyon se barsaaye
dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye

teri jhori daarun
sab sookhe paat jo aaye
tera chhua laage
meri sookhi daal hariaaye
dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye

jis tan ko chhua tune
us tan ko chhupaaun
jis mann ko lagey naina
woh kisko dikhaaun
o more chandrama aaa
teri chaandani ang jalaaye
oonchi tor ataari
maine pankh liye katwaaye

dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye,
ghan dham dham kare garjaaye
ek boond kabhi paani ki
mori akhiyon se barsaaye
dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye

Lata Mangeshkar version

dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye,
ghan dham dham kare garjaaye
ik boond tabhi paani ki
mori akhiyon se barsaaye
dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye

teri jhori daarun
sab sookhe paat jo aaye
tera chhua laage
meri sookhi daal hariaaye
dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye

jis tan ko chhua tune
us tan ko chhupaaun
jis mann ko lagey naina
woh kisko dikhaaun
o more chandrama aaa
teri chaandani ang jalaaye
teri oonchi ataari
maine pankh liye katwaaye

dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye,
ghan dham dham kare garjaaye
ek boond kabhi paani ki
mori akhiyon se barsaaye
dil hoom hoom kare ghabraaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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भूपेन हज़ारीका

दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए
घन धम धम करे गरजाये
इक बूंद तभी पानी की
मोरी अखियों से बरसाए
दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए

तेरी झोरी डारूं
सब सूखे पात जो आए
तेरा छुआ लागे
मेरी सूखी डाल हरीआये
दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए

जिस तन को छुआ तूने
उस तन को छुपाऊँ
जी मन को लागे नैना
वो किसको दिखाऊँ
ओर मोरे चन्द्रमा आ
तेरी चाँदनी अंग जलाए
ऊंची तोर अटारी
मैंने पंख लिए कटवाए

दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए
घन धम धम करे गरजाये
इक बूंद तभी पानी की
मोरी अखियों से बरसाए
दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए

लता मंगेशकर

दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए
घन धम धम करे गरजाये
इक बूंद तभी पानी की
मोरी अखियों से बरसाए
दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए

तेरी झोरी डारूं
सब सूखे पात जो आए
तेरा छुआ लागे
मेरी सूखी डाल हरीआये
दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए

जिस तन को छुआ तूने
उस तन को छुपाऊँ
जी मन को लागे नैना
वो किसको दिखाऊँ
ओर मोरे चन्द्रमा आ
तेरी चाँदनी अंग जलाए
तेरी ऊंची अटारी
मैंने पंख लिए कटवाए

दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए
घन धम धम करे गरजाये
इक बूंद तभी पानी की
मोरी अखियों से बरसाए
दिल हूम हूम करे घबराए


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

Blog Day :

5138 Post No. : 17096

Today’s song is from film ‘Director’ (1947).

The film was made by Don Films, Punjab. It was directed by S Shafaqat, MA There were two MDs – Lachhiram Tamar and Fateh Ali Khan. Tufail Hoshiyarpuri and Aziz Kashmiri wrote all the 9 songs. HFGK does not credit any song with a singer’s name. However, the uploaders give the details when they upload a song, as given on the actual records. The cast of the film was Salim, Raza, Zeb Qureshi, Zahoor Raja, Arif, Mohini Das, Hafiz and others.

During the years of political turmoil in 1946-1947 and 1948, there was a huge exodus of Hindus and Muslims from both countries, India and the newly formed Muslim country Pakistan. It not only disturbed the whole nation but also created a short time chaos in the Hindi Film Industry. Many Muslim artistes, directors, producers and financiers left for Pakistan. Before going they hurriedly completed the projects on hand somehow. This resulted in a record number of films produced in 1947 as well as a huge number of meaningless films.

In a hurry to complete a film, any person associated with films would direct, act, write songs or even give music. Thus many of such names were never heard again. S Shafaqat, MA, director of this film also seems to be one such case. While migrating to Pakistan during this period or even at a much later time, some producers and directors cheated their Indian colleagues, friends, creditors and ran away stealthily. Here are a few examples.

WZ Ahmed, the owner of Shalimar Pictures, Poona, a producer, director and a studio owner left with his wife Neena. While leaving, he not only carried negatives of all his films, but also conveniently ‘forgot’ to pay salaries and wages of his employees for the previous 3 months. After he left, to recover their dues, some ex-employees got together and produced a film ‘Rangeela Rajasthan’ in 1949. All ex actors, MDs, Lyricists, directors and others connected with the Shalimar studio worked free in the film. The film was not a great success, but they got some money.

The second case is of the famous actor, producer, director and studio owner of Hind Studios, Dadar. During the riots of 1947, his studio was burnt before his eyes. He had lots of bank loan dues and there was no income. He decided to sell his car, house etc. secretly. Then he visited some of his friends in the film industry and borrowed cash money. With all this he coolly and secretly left for Pakistan along with his wife Swarnalata Siyal and the sold out car too !

The third case is of actor Sheikh Mukhtar. He produced a film ‘Noorjahan’ (1967), by investing all his savings. The film flopped. He had a lot of bank loans and also income tax dues to be paid. He quietly took prints of his films and one night escaped to Pakistan !

The point is most of the films produced in 1947 were of no value and people somehow completed their projects. Film ‘Director’ was also one such film. We do not know its story or even its release dates. One of the music directors of this film was Fateh Ali Khan. During the same period, there was another famous qawwaali singer Fateh Ali Khan (he was the father of Pakistan’s famous singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan), who also indulged in cinema in Pakistan. Due to the same names there was a confusion and most people, sites, wiki and even books mixed up these two names and a question on who actually was Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s father ! Even initially I was also confused but then my Facebook friend Khwaja Irfan Anwer guided me to a Blog in Pakistan, where I got the correct information. Thanks to him. So, here is some information on music director Fateh Ali Khan of India.

Ustad Fateh Ali Khan is said to have been born in 1911. He was five years old when he became interested in the famous sitar. His uncle, Ustad Mehboob Ali Khan, was also an expert in music and this instrument. When Fateh Ali Khan grew up, he learned the mysteries and secrets of this art from him.

Ustad Fateh Ali Khan also spent a long time with Master Ghulam Haider. He continued to perform with him in Lahore and Bombay as a sitar player and his skills on this instrument. During this time he also learned the intricacies of music and melodies and the subtleties of art. He later composed music for several films, most notably ‘Aaina’. One was film ‘Aaina’ (1944), along with Gulshan Sufi and the other was film ‘Director’ (1947), along with Lachhiram Tamar. After partition he migrated to Pakistan with all his family. In Pakistan, however, he had better luck in films. He gave music to ‘Do Kinaare’ (1950), ‘Harjaai’ (1952), ‘Shola’ (1952), ‘Bedaari’ (1957) ( a copy of our film ‘Jagriti’ (1954)), ‘Saathi’ (1959) and ‘Tum Na Maano’ (1961). He also sang in the films ‘Waada’ (1957) and ‘Raagini’ (1958). Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was the foremost sitar-player and film music composer of the 1950’s in Pakistan. His compositions in ‘Bedaari’ (1957) became run-away super-hits in Pakistan because they were a heart-felt tribute to the founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and the public’s sentiments about patriotism.

He moved to Rawalpindi in the 1960’s where he joined Radio Pakistan. After the establishment of the Pakistan National Council of Arts, for some time there also trained novice artists to play the sitar. His son, Raees Khan is also an expert sitar player.

Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was also awarded the Presidential Medal for Excellence in Music in Pakistan. (Thanks to irshadgul.com).

One of the cast members of film ‘Director’ was Zahoor Raja. He was a multi-talented person. He was born on 7 July 1918 at Abbottabad (now in Pakistan) and died in England in 1992. He was a well known Hindi/Urdu Film Actor, Producer, Director, Editor, Writer, Singer, Lyricist & Music Composer in Pre Partition Indian cinema. He graduated from editing and story writing to become a producer-director in 1943.

Zahoor Raja was born in a wealthy family in Abbottabad, Pakistan. After schooling, he studied BA from Rawalpindi but could not complete his graduation as he was more interested in sports than in studies. His father, a Police Inspector, was keen in admitting him in Dehradun for a career in the army. But he ran away from home and landed in Bombay with a letter of introduction to film maker AR Kardar. Since he was a very handsome and well built man, getting into the Bombay film industry was not difficult. At that time, Kardar was directing Punjabi film ‘Mirza Sahiban’ (1939) for Ranjit Movietone. Kardar took Zahoor Raja as hero in the film.

Within a year after the release of the film, V Shantaram invited him to join Prabhat Films and was taken on a contract of 3 years. His association with V Shantaram was not beneficial and he did not get much work. Kardar once again came to his rescue and got him employed in National Studios and got him a role in ‘Pooja’ (1940). Thereafter, he got a role in Minerva Moveitone’s ‘Sikandar’ (1941). During the making of the film ‘Sikandar’ (1941), he fell in love with his co-star Meena (Meena Shourie) and married her. The marriage did not last long and Meena later married another handsome actor, Al Nasir in the mid 1940s.

Zahoor Raja later worked as a Hhero in ‘Sewa’ (1941). During this time, while looking for a change from his acting career, he got a chance to direct the film ‘Badal’ (1942) produced under Eastern Pictures where he also acted in the lead role. Though the film failed at the box office, his direction was appreciated by the critics. In 1943, he floated his own film production company, Raja Movietone and made its maiden film ‘Mazaaq’ (1943) which he also directed, acted in a negative role and composed its music. He also acted in the film ‘Bhai’ (1944). His banner produced ‘O Panchhi’ (1944), ‘Ghazal’ (1945) and ‘Dhadkan’ (1946).

In most of the films in which he acted, Zahoor Raja was paired with Radha Rani. He also sang the song “Bhulaane Waale Hamein Bhi Na Yaad Aaya Karo” along with Naseem Akhthar in the Movie ‘Ghazal’ (1945) composed by Gyan Dutt. His last movies in India before moving to Pakistan were ‘Anmol Ghadi’ (1946) and ‘Director’ (1947). He acted in 9 films, directed 5 films, sang 15 songs in 5 films (‘Pooja’ (1940), ‘Sewa’ (1942), ‘Badal’ (1942), ‘Ghazal’ (1945) and ‘Director’ (1945)), wrote lyrics in 1 film (‘Dhadkan’ (1946)) and was MD for 1 film(‘Mazaaq’ (1943)).

After partition, Zahoor Raja returned to Pakistan in 1950 and he was active in the Pakistani film industry until 1966. After 1966, he migrated to England, married an English lady and later died in 1992 in England.

Today’s song is the second song from this film to be featured here. It is sung by Zahoor Raja himself.


Song- Tadap kar jaan labon tak aa gayee (Director)(1947) Singer- Zahoor Raja, Lyricist- Tufail Hoshiarpuri, MD- Fateh Ali Khan

Lyrics

tadap kar jaan labon tak aa gayee
kya tum na aaoge
tadap kar jaan labon tak aa gayee
kya tum na aaoge
jawaani par udaasi chhaa gayi
jawaani par udaasi chhaa gayi
kya tum na aaoge
jawaani par udaasi chhaa gayi

gaye ho chhod kar jab se
gaye ho chhod kar jab se
mujhe tanha jawaani mein
mujhe har ik khushi thhukra gayi
mujhe har ik khushi thhukra gayi
kya tum na aaoge
mujhe har ik khushi thhukra gayi

nigaahon mein jidhar dekho
andhera hi andhera hai
andhera hi andhera hai
muqaddar par syaahi chhaa gayi
muqaddar par syaahi chhaa gayi
kya tum na aaoge
muqaddar par syaahi chhaa gayi

meri barbaadiyaan aakar
meri barbaadiyaan aakar
kabhi kya tum na dekhoge
tumhaare dil mein kya baat aa gayi
tumhaare dil mein kya baat aa gayi
kya tum na aaoge
tadap kar jaan labon tak aa gayee

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तड़प कर जां लबों तक आ गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
तड़प कर जां लबों तक आ गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
जवानी पर उदासी छा गई
जवानी पर उदासी छा गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
जवानी पर उदासी छा गई

गए हो छोड़ कर जबसे
गए हो छोड़ कर जबसे
मुझे तन्हा जवानी में
मुझे हर एक खुशी ठुकरा गई
मुझे हर एक खुशी ठुकरा गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
मुझे हर एक खुशी ठुकरा गई

निगाहों में जिधर देखो
अंधेरा ही अंधेरा है
अंधेरा ही अंधेरा है
मुकद्दर पर सियाही छा गई
मुकद्दर पर सियाही छा गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
मुकद्दर पर सियाही छा गई

मेरी बर्बादीयां आ कर
मेरी बर्बादीयां आ कर
कभी क्या तुम ना देखोगे
तुम्हारे दिल में क्या बात आ गई
तुम्हारे दिल में क्या बात आ गई
क्या तुम ना आओगे
तड़प कर जां लबों तक आ गई


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Blog Day :

5130 Post No. : 17083

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 78
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This date ten years ago (viz 4 August 2012) saw as many as eight songs from eight different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6367 Wo thhi ham thhey ham thhe wo thhi Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi(1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
6368 Jin raaton ki bhor nahin hai Door Gagan Ki Chhaaon Mein (1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
6369 Tum bhi chalo ham bhi chalen chalti rahe zindagi Zameer (1975) Movie YIPPEED by now
6370 Na aaj thhaa na kal thha Pati Patni Aur Woh ( 1978) 4 songs coovered out of 5
6371 Khuda hi juda kare to kare Aap To Aise Na Thhey (1980) Movie YIPPEED by now
6372 Arre nazar lage na saathiyon Des Pardes (1978) Movie YIPPEED by now
6373 Jis ka koi nahin uska to khuda hai yaaron Laawaaris (1981) Movie YIPPEED by now
6374 Jeewan se na haar o jeene waale Door Ka Raahi (1971) 6 songs covered out of 9

One can notice that six movies (out of eight) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago on 4 august 2012 have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with two movies that are eligible for Blog Ten YEar Challenge today on 4 August 2022.

We also notice that all the eight songs featured the voice of Kishore Kumar. That was to mark the occasion of Kishore Kumar’s birth anniversary which falls of this day. This gives us an idea how prolific this blog used to be ten years ago, when six and more songs used to get covered in the blog with ease.

“Door Ka Raahi”(1971) is one movie that is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today. This movie was produced and directed by Kishore Kumar. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Tanuja, Abhi Bhattacharya, Ganga, Amit Kumar, Bambi, Hiralal, Yograj, Iftikhar, Padma Khanna, Shivraj, Asit Sen, Keshto, Radheshyam, Gautam Mukherji, Ratan Gaurang, Abhay Shah,Baby Deepa aka Rajni Sharma, Kishore Kumar, Moni Chatterjee, Sameer Kumar etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Six songs from the movie have been covered so far.

Here is the seventh song from ‘Door Ka Raahi’ (1971) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Though HFGK is silent about the lyricist, the record label mentions A Irshad as the lyricist. Music is composed by Kishore Kumar.

Only audio of the song is available. It is almost certain that the song was picturised on Kishore Kumar himself in case this song was picturised. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

We take this opportunity to pay our tribute to Kishore Kumar (4 August 1929- 13 october 1987) on the occasion of his 93rd birth anniversary.

audio link:


Song-Mujhe kho jaane do (Door Ka Raahi)(1971) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-A Irshad, MD-Kishore Kumar

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mujhe ae
kho jaaney do o
duniyaa kee
nigaahon se parey ae

jahaan na dhoondh sakey aen
koyee ee nazar
meraa aaa nishaan…aan
koyi aawaaz naa aa pahunchey
koyee ee
aansoo na bahey ae
kisee tinkey ae
kisee zarrey ae
ko na ho o o
meraa gumaan

meri laash par..rrr
rakh dey aey ae ae
kudrat hee ek safed kaffan..n
rooh ko o meri nazaaron mein hee
kho jaaney do o
daastaan..aan
meri hawaaon ko hee..ee
dohraa..aaney ae do o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मुझे
खो जाने दो
दुनिया की
निगाहों से परे

जहां ना हूनह सके
कोई नज़र
मेरा निशां
कोई आवाज़ ना पहुंचे
कोई
आँसू ना बहे
किसी तिनके
किसी ज़र्रे
को ना हो
मेय गुमाँ

मेरी लाश पर
रख दे
कुदरत ही एक सफ़ेद कफन
रूह को मेरी नज़ारों में ही
खो जाने दो
दास्ताँ मेरी
हवाओं को ही
दोहराने दो


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 :

5126 Post No. : 17075

Today 31st July we remember the ‘divine voice’ of Hindi Film Music Late Shri Mohd Rafi Sahab on his Remembrance Day and pay our tributes to him on this blog.

Mohd Rafi left this world on 31st July 1980. Forty-two years have passed since he left this world. But, for the music lovers, not a single day passes without his voice ‘singing’ around us …

On this blog there have been many passionate, heartfelt, lovable posts on Rafi Saab in the past and they will continue in the future too.

I am not going to write about Rafi Saab’s voice, his songs or his personality and the many incidences which have been known to us about his generosity and all.

I would like to pay my tributes today to Rafi Saab by presenting one of his songs which touched me very much. I had come across this song during the month of January this year when it was being played on ‘Vividh Bharati’. I can now guess that it must be around 14th January the ‘Remembrance Day’ of music director Chitragupt ji. This programme was dedicated to him. Since then, I had listened to this song many times. Not only the singing of this song, but the whole composition is ‘simply great’ in terms of its lyrics and music. Lyrics for this song are by Shailendra ji.

This song is from the Bhojpuri movie or rather the ‘first Bhojpuri movie’ ‘Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo-1962’.
So far, two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

This movie made its’ debut on the blog on 23.04.2015 with its song ‘kaahe bansuriya bajaule re sudh bisraule’.
This post was presented by Shri. Sudhir jee and I would like to reproduce here what he has mentioned about this movie in his post.

This is the first Bhojpuri film that was made in India. An interesting anecdote behind its creation. At an film awards ceremony in late 1950s, the then President of India, Babu Rajendra Prasad, who hails from Bihar, spoke with Nazir Hussain, the renowned character actor, also from Bihar. The president queries why not make films in Bhojpuri language. In fact, Nazir Sb was already preparing a script for a Bhojpuri film, with this title. He promised the president that it will happen soon.
Nazir Husain discussed the script with Bimal Roy, but he did not express any great amount of interest in the project. A later chance meeting with Bishwanath Prasad, a businessman and a film distributor and exhibitor in Bihar, led to a more interested commitment, and the film was launched with financing from the businessman. The film was completed in 1962. A special screening was arranged for the President, before the public release. The film was released to public in 1963.

The title of the film refers to a tradition in Bihar that says, ‘Mother Ganga, I will offer you the auspicious yellow sari’. The word ‘piyari’ represent the yellow sari. The tradition is that people will pray to Mother Ganges, and place their wish to her, in their prayers. On the fulfilment of their wishes, they will make an offering the auspicious yellow sari, to Mother Ganges.

“Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo-1962” was directed by Kundan Kumar for ‘Nirmal Pictures’.
It had Kumkum, Aseem Kumar, Nazir Hussain, Tiwari, Mishra, Helen, Leela Mishra, Bhagwan Sinha, Tun Tun, Mangala Prasad, T.N. Sinha, Keshav Rana, Amal Sen, Kesarbai, Mastram, Bhushan Tiwari, Daya Devi, Dubey, Kumari Padma and others.

This movie had six songs (including one multiple version song) written by Shailendra and composed to music by Chitragupt.

Lata Mangeshkar, Suman Kalyanpur, Usha Mangeshkar, and Mohd Rafi had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Rafi Saab and on screen it is played in the background when the heroine of the movie Kumkum is getting married. Also seen the picturisation of this song is Leela Mishra, Nazir Hussain, Aseem Kumar, and many other artistes.

This song sung by Rafi Sahab is the only song sung by him in this movie (as per the list of songs and singers mentioned for them in HFGK Vol-IV (1961-1970).

Let us now listen to this heart wrenching song sung by none other than Rafi Sahab.

(I would also like to given here a brief translation of this song mentioned on a You Tube link by a enthusiastic reader

Shut in a cage of gold, the bird’s heart is sad, the branch of the tree is broken, the nest is scattered, and the blue sky is lost forever. With tear filled eyes the mute bird, the beloved daughter of her mother, is going away to an unknown place. O my father these pearls of my tears I leave behind with you. Her friends kept shedding tears as the hunter took the bird away. My dear forget about me and let go off all the hopes of our meting again.

Video


Audio

Song-Sonwa ke pinjra mein (Ganga Maiyya Tohre Piyari Chadhaibo)(1962) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

sonwa ke pinjra mein
band bhail haaye raam
chirayi ke jiyawa udaas
toot gayile daaliyaa
chhitar gayile khotwaa
toot gayile daaliyaa
chhitar gayile khotwaa
chhoot gayile neel re aakaash
sonwa ke pinjra mein
band bhail haaye raam
chirayi ke jiyawa udaas

chhal chhal naina nihaare
chup chirayi
chalali bideswa re maiyya ke duaarui
chhal chhal naina nihaare
chup chirayi
chalali bideswa re maiyya ke duaarui
aansooaa ke motiyaa nisaani more
baabulaa
aansooaa ke motiyaa nisaani more
baabulaa
dhari gayile ham tohre paas
sonwa ke pinjra mein
band bhail haaye raam
chirayi ke jiyawa udaas

bilkhat rahi gayili sang ke saheliyaa
le gayil baandh ke nithur re baheliya
bilkhat rahi gayili sang ke saheliyaa
le gayil baandh ke nithur re baheliya
more man mitwaa bhula de ab hamraa ke
more man mitwaa bhula de ab hamraa ke
chhodi de milan ke tu aas
sonwa ke pinjra mein
band bhail haaye raam
chirayi ke jiyawa udaas


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

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Today’s song is from the film ‘Roop Sundari’ (1949).

‘Roop’ is yet another favorite word of filmmakers. A total of 17 films carried the word ‘Roop’ in the beginning of titles. The first such film was ‘Roop Basant’, made in 1933 and the latest is ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ from 1993. As expected there were repetitions of the titles. The stats say ‘Roop Basant’ (3), ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ (2), ‘Roop Kumari’ (2), ‘Roop Lekha’ (3), and ‘Roop Sundari’ (2). Five titles were exclusively once only.

In the early era of the silent and talkie films, getting girls to do the female roles was extremely difficult, as it was considered below the dignity to work in films. Dadasaheb Phalke wrote that out of frustration and compulsion, he even visited the ‘Red Light’ area of Bombay, met some prostitutes and offered them to work in his cinema. The (dis)honorable women there told him that it was below their dignity to work in cinema !

In such a situation, many European and Anglo Indian girls joined silent films to make money. There was no need of knowing Hindi or singing, as there was no sound. Thus many of them joined films. They had no qualms about giving intimate scenes or wearing short or revealing dresses. Some names of such actresses were – Iris Gasper, Susan Solomon, Effie Hippolet, Bonnie Bird, Esther Abraham, Renee Smith, Beryl Classen, Winnie Stewert, Muriel Alexander etc.

The advent of talkie films brought difficulty to most of these actresses as they could not speak Hindi or sing. 99% of them left. Only few like Madhuri, Sabita Devi, Pramila etc survived as they took a break to improve their Hindi diction and rejoined films. This situation also gave opportunity to many tawaifs and singing girls on the Kothas to join films as they had the privilege of speaking in Hindi and also singing. Suddenly a whole lot of such girls joined the films.

However, all these girls did not have the noble aim of serving the Hindi film industry. These girls joined films with 2 hidden agendas.
1. To catch a good husband and lead a respectable life and
2. To attain fame and money to settle down to a cozy life.

Most of these girls achieved the first agenda, a few achieved the second agenda and those who could get anything either left films or continued working till old age and died without a trace. In the first category, the famous Hira Mandi street in Lahore, famous for Kothas, provided well known actresses to Hindi films – notably Sardar and Bahar Akhtar. They married Mehboob Khan and AR Kardar respectively. Then there was Zubeida Sr., Zubeida Jr., Mehtab, Jaddanbai and many more who married rich people and settled well in life. Their list is too big to give here.

In the second category, we have Jahan Ara Kajjan who not only became very rich but also very famous. She was a fashion icon in the rich class of Calcutta social field. Her every fashion was followed avidly by the elite women of Calcutta. Another name in the second category is that of singer/dancer Rampyari. A tawaif from the lower class of Hyderabad (Nizam), she shone brightly in Hindi films of New Theatres and other companies of Calcutta and Bombay. She was also invited in other countries like Ceylon and Burma to give performances of song and dance.
[Author’s Note: Based on information from the book – ‘Mother, Maiden, Mistress’ by Bhavna Somaiya, Jigna Kothari and Supriya Madangarli, with thanks.]

Today’s song is sung by Rampyari. Let us know more about her. Actress Rampyari’s life story is interesting. Though from a singing family (tawaif) from Hyderabad, she was quite educated. Fluent in English and Urdu, besides Hindi and mother tongue Telugu, she used to reply in chaste English or Urdu to her fan’s letters. She is also one of the earliest film artistes who did programs in other countries, in those days. Additionally, she became famous in Calcutta when there was a letter-war between her and the New Theatres. Local newspapers tastily published the correspondence.

Let’s take a look at her Life.

Rampyari was from low caste and profession, but was a highly polished and sophisticated actress in those days. She hailed from a Telugu family of highly skilled professional dancers and singers. She lived in Nagulchinta area of old Hyderabad city.

She was born on 27-8-1908. That year Hyderabad witnessed devastating floods.She was taught Urdu and English. Apart from her mother tongue Telugu she was also proficient in Marathi and Kannada. She was trained in dancing and singing. In 1918, at the age of 10 years, she was taken to Madras by her aunt, who trained her in Bharat Natyam. After 4 years of rigorous training, she became the best dancer of Madras.

In 1926, a film producer from Kohinoor Film Company, Bombay, visiting Madras, saw her dancing and invited her to Bombay. It was the era of silent movies. Her first film was ‘Gunsundari’, with Miss Gauhar and Raja Sandow. It was directed by Chandulal Shah and was released in 1927. Her supporting role as a dancer in the film was lauded by the audience. Next film ‘Vile Woman’ was also successful. She acted in more than 20 films as a heroine and dancer and established her name as a seasoned actress of the 30s.

With the advent of talkies, she easily switched over. She had no difficulty in delivering Urdu dialogues. In 1931, she acted in ‘Paak Daman’, ‘Laila Majnu’ and ‘Ghar Ki Laxmi’. These were followed by ‘Gunsundari’ in 1934 and ‘Azad Abla’, ‘Meethi Nazar’ and ‘Hamlet’ in 1935.

Famous director Debaki Bose from New Theatres, Calcutta invited her and signed up for ‘Sunehra Sansar’ (1936) and ‘Vidyapati’ (1937), which was a mega hit.  After this, she did few films in Calcutta with other companies. Her film ‘Milap’ (1937) was famous for being the first to show the prototype of a ‘vamp’ in Indian Cinema. Rampyari was shown wearing ‘an off-shoulder dress’ and using a cigarette-holder, with the intent of seducing the hero Prithviraj Kapoor. The scene was later used by Raj Kapoor on Nadira in his film ‘Shree 420’ (1955) for the song “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh“.

She toured the entire south India and gave dance performances in major cities. She became so famous that the Ceylon Labour Union invited her to Ceylon and presented her with Gold Mementos. She also performed in Burma. She was greatly inspired by the acting of Sulochana aka Ruby Meyers and Miss Gauhar of Ranjit, with whom she acted in many films.

She shifted to Bombay permanently in the 30s. Her family also moved out of Hyderabad and came to Bombay. She had a large fan following in Hyderabad. She had a great fan mail too, which she replied in fluent Urdu and English. Later she got married and retired from films.

She acted in 30 films. Her last film was ‘Dak Bangla’ (1947). She sang 14 songs in 8 films.

She died on 28-8-1970 at Bombay. There was no news in any paper.
[Author’s Note – Thanks to P Kamlakar ji’s blog and his book ‘The Lost Treasure’ and my notes.]

The cast of the film ‘Roop Sundari’ (1949) was Jamu Patel, Umakant Desai, Babu Raje, Shyam, Sadiq, Pinakin Shah etc. Pinakin Shah was a name famous in Gujarati films. He operated in Hindi films but was not that famous. He was born on 27-1-1921 at Mehsana. His father Damodar Das was a musician and singer. After passing 10th std., he took lessons from his father and came to Bombay in 1944. He stayed with his sister in Bandra. His brother-in-law Pitambar Shah was employed in the film industry. Pinakin first started singing on AIR stations. Soon Avinash Vyas gave him training and an opportunity to sing in Gujarati films.
Pinakin acted in 3 Hindi films. ‘Gaurav’ (1947), ‘Roop Sundari’ (1949) and ‘Narad Muni’ (1949).

His first Hindi song was a solo with chorus, in ‘Gaurav’, under composer Shanti Kumar Desai. Then came ‘Ghar Ki Bahu’ (1947), ‘Nanad Bhowjai’ (1948), ‘Roop Sundari’ (1949), ‘Mahapooja’ (1954), ‘Jagadguru Shankaracharya’ (1955) and finally ‘Matlabi Duniya’ (1961). His last film song was in ‘Matlabi Duniya’, along with Purushotham. His most famous song was “Haariye Na Himmat”, a Kabir bhajan, sung along with Amirbai Karnataki, in the film ‘Mahapooja’. After this he shifted to Gujarat and continued with composing and singing successfully.

He however, returned to Bombay to give music to a Hindi film ‘Ek Aurat Do Joote’ (1978). To his misfortune, the film was not released at all, so he went back dejected.

He died on 9-5-2010.

The story of the film ‘Roop Sundari’ was. . .

Sundari was as beautiful as her name. Her step mother and step sister tortured her after the demise of her father. Sad Sundari meets the Prince of Kundanpur. They fall in love and get married. She becomes the queen. This is not tolerated by the kingdom’s tantrik, who wishes to usurp the throne. He contacts Sundari’s step mother and promises her daughter Sundari’s place as queen. They together create misunderstanding with the Prince and Sundari is thrown out with her newborn baby. However the prince with the help of his friends finds out the truth and arrests the tantrik and gets him killed. Sundari returns as queen with honor and all is well in the end.

Today’s song is very melodious. Let us now enjoy the song, sung by Rampyari. Incidentally, this was her last song in Hindi films, before retiring from films.

With this rare song, ‘Roop Sundari’ (1949) makes its debut in the blog.


Song- Naiyya kaun lagaaye paar (Roopsundari)(1949) Singer-Rampyaari, Lyrics-Neelkanth Tiwari, MD-Indrawadan Bhatt

Lyrics

naiyya kaun lagaaye paar
meri toot gayi patwaar
naiyya kaun lagaaye paar
bigad gaya ho jeewan jiska
kaun kare uddhaar
toot gayi patwaar
naiyya kaun lagaye paar
naiyya kaun lagaye paar

ho kar bhi main nahin tumhari
mere jeewan swami
mere jeewan swami
ho kar bhi main nahin tumhari
mere jeewan swami
mere jeewan swami
mann se nirmal sada tumhari
jaane antaryaami
jaane antaryaami
mann se nirmal sada tumhari
jaane antaryaami
jaane antaryaami
ek ek aansoo hai mera
tumko raha pukaar
ek ek aansoo hai mera
tumko raha pukaar
bigad gaya ho jeewan jiska
kaun kare uddhaar
toot gayi patwaar
naiyya kaun lagaye paar
naiyya kaun lagaye paar

aao swaami ee ee ee ee ee
aao swaami ee ee ee ee ee
aao swaami ek baar mein
door se darshan kar loon
aao swaami ek baar mein
door se darshan kar loon
tumse keh kar karun kahaani
paap ko halka kar loon
tumse keh kar karun kahaani
paap ko halka kar loon
phir chaaho to maroon khushi se
khaa kar zahar ??
bigad gaya ho jeewan jiska
kaun kare uddhaar
toot gayi patwaar
naiyya kaun lagaaye paar
naiyya kaun lagaaye paar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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नइय्या कौन लगाए पार
मेरी टूट गई पतवार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार
बिगड़ गया हो जीवन जिसका
कौन करे उद्धार
टूट गई पतवार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार

हो कर भी मैं नहीं तुम्हारी
मेरे जीवन स्वामी
मेरे जीवन स्वामी
हो कर भी मैं नहीं तुम्हारी
मेरे जीवन स्वामी
मेरे जीवन स्वामी
मन से निरमल सदा तुम्हारी
जाने अंतर्यामी
जाने अंतर्यामी
मन से निरमल सदा तुम्हारी
जाने अंतर्यामी
जाने अंतर्यामी
एक एक आँसू है मेरा
तुमको रहा पुकार
एक एक आँसू है मेरा
तुमको रहा पुकार
बिगड़ गया हो जीवन जिसका
कौन करे उद्धार
टूट गई पतवार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार

आओ स्वामी॰॰इ॰॰इ
आओ स्वामी॰॰इ॰॰इ
आओ स्वामी एक बार मैं
दूर से दर्शन कर लूँ
आओ स्वामी एक बार मैं
दूर से दर्शन कर लूँ
तुमसे कह कर करुण कहानी
पाप को हल्का कर लूँ
तुमसे कह कर करुण कहानी
पाप को हल्का कर लूँ
फिर चाहो तो मरूँ खुशी से
खा कर ज़हर ??
बिगड़ गया हो जीवन जिसका
कौन करे उद्धार
टूट गई पतवार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार


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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Hullo Atuldom

‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’ (RHTDM – 2001) was produced by Vashu Bhagnani and directed by Gautam Vasudev Menon. It was either a remake or made along side Gautam Vasudev Menon’s Tamil ‘Minnale’. ‘Minnale’ released in February and RHTDM released in October 2001. Both the versions had R Madhavan play the lead, music was by Harris Jayaraj (I think both the movies were the composers’ debut in the respective languages).

RHTDM was the debut of, second runner-up Miss India 2000, Dia Mirza who had gone to be crowned Miss Asia Pacific 2000. Indian beauties Lara Dutta & Priyanka Chopra were that year’s Miss Universe & Miss World respectively.

‘Rehnaa Hai Terra Dil Mein’ (please note that the extra alphabets in the title may have something to do with numerology and that is how it appeared in the movie’s title card) had Saif Ali Khan as the other male protagonist along with Vrajesh Hirjee, Tannaz Irani (she was Tannaz Currim back then), Anupam Kher, Navin Nischol, etc in the cast. Sameer was the lyricist and Bombay Jayashree, Roop Kumar Rathod, Sonu Nigam, Kavitha Krishnamurthy, Shaan, Preeti – Pinky, Sukhvinder Singh, Shekhar Ravijani, Sunidhi Chauhan, Vasundhara Das and KK were the playback singers used.

The movie was the story of a love-struck man,  (unknowingly) stealing the identity of his former college foe, to pursue his lady-love and the eventual repercussions he has to face, when his cover is blown before he could come clean.

I had originally zeroed in to the songs of this movie to wish R Madhavan on his birthday which was on 1st of June. R Madhavan was born in Jamshedpur to South Indian parents and completed his graduation from Kolhapur. In college he was a leading NCC cadet and had the opportunity to go to England and get training in the Royal Air-Force, Royal Navy and British Army. I read somewhere that he had briefly toyed the idea of joining the armed forces too but missed the cut-off by a few months. A brief stint in modelling helped him gain a foothold in the entertainment industry via the television industry. I remember him playing Satish Shah’s son-in-law and Mandira Bedi’s husband in ‘Ghar Jamai’ in the ’90s. His first chance in Indian films came via Kannada movies.

Before I could complete the post in came the news of the untimely death of the KK aka Krishnakumar Kunnath after a stage performance in Kolkatta. He was only 53.

KK was born to South Indian parents (like Madhavan) in New Delhi. He was an alumnus of Kirori Mal College. He was the voice of the jingles in the ’90s before AR Rehman gave him a break in Tamil. His debut in Hindi films was the full throat song “Tadap Tadap Ke Is Dil Se Aah Nikalti Rahi” from the film ‘Ham Dil De Chuke Sanam’ (1999) under the baton of Ismail Darbar (the song is already present on our blog with a post by Nahmji).

Yesterday fellow-Atulite Satyajitji shared a short clip featuring hits of KK and I found most of them had been my favorites; of course without knowing who was singing those. I must also admit that I am as ignorant about the current lot of singers as I was about the singers of the Golden Era of Indian Music. Just as some songs are prophetic about the concerned writer, music director, singer etc. There is a song which KK sang “Hum Rahe Ya Na Rahe Kal” from the non film album ‘Pal’. It seems that he had sung this song on-stage on that fateful evening of 31st May.

For this post I present the song which I had originally chosen to wish Madhavan on his birthday on 1st June.

But now this song unfortunately also happens to be a tribute to KK.

Song – Sach Keh Raha Hai Deewaana (Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein) (2001) Singer – KK, Lyrics – Sameer, MD – Harris Jayraj

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

sach keh raha hai deewaana
dil
dil na kisi se lagaana
jhoothe hai yaar ke waade saare
jhoothi hain pyaar ki kasmen
maine har lamha jise chaaha
jise pooja
usi ne yaaro mera dil toda
toda
tanha
tanha chhoda

sach keh raha hai deewaana
dil
dil na kisi se lagaana
jhoothe hai yaar ke waade saare
jhoothi hain pyaar ki kasmen
maine har lamha jise chaaha
jise pooja
usi ne yaaro mera dil toda
toda
tanha
tanha chhoda

sunder sunder
wo haseena
badi sunder sunder
main to khone laga
uske nashe mein
bin piye behka. . .
aa aa aa
sunder sunder
wo haseena
badi sunder sunder
main to khone laga
uske nashe mein
bin piye behka. . .
ek din usey bhula doonga main
uske nishaan mita doonga main
chaahoonga na main us patthar ko
ja usey bata de

oo oo
sach keh raha hai deewaana
dil
dil na kisi se lagaana
jhoothe hai yaar ke waade saare
jhoothi hain pyaar ki kasmen
maine har lamha jise chaaha
jise pooja
usi ne yaaro mera dil toda
toda
tanha
tanha chhoda

mausam
mausam
tha bada suhaana
mausam
mausam
maine dekha usey
hua main paagal
bas pal bhar mein
aa aa
mausam
mausam
tha bada suhaana
mausam
mausam
maine dekha usey
hua main paagal
bas pal bhar mein
aake basi hai wo mere mann mein
uski kami hai ab jeevan mein
wo door hai meri nazron se
kyun usey main chaahoon

la laai laai laai laai laa
le
la laai laai laai laai laa
la laai laai laai laai laa
le

maine har lamha jise chaaha
jise pooja
usi ne yaaro mera dil toda
toda
tanha
tanha chhoda

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सच कह रहा है दीवाना
दिल
दिल ना किसी से लगाना
झूठे हैं यार के वादे सारे
झूठी हैं प्यार की कसमें
मैंने हर लम्हा जिसे चाहा
जिसे पूजा
उसी ने यारो मेरा दिल तोड़ा
तोड़ा
तन्हा
तन्हा छोड़ा

सच कह रहा है दीवाना
दिल
दिल ना किसी से लगाना
झूठे हैं यार के वादे सारे
झूठी हैं प्यार की कसमें
मैंने हर लम्हा जिसे चाहा
जिसे पूजा
उसी ने यारो मेरा दिल तोड़ा
तोड़ा
तन्हा
तन्हा छोड़ा

सुन्दर सुन्दर
वो हसीना
बड़ी सुन्दर सुन्दर
मैं तो खोने लगा
उसके नशे में
बिन पिये बहका
आ आ आ
सुन्दर सुन्दर
वो हसीना
बड़ी सुन्दर सुन्दर
मैं तो खोने लगा
उसके नशे में
बिन पिये बहका॰ ॰ ॰
इक दिन उसे भुला दूँगा मैं
उसके निशां मिटा दूँगा मैं
चाहूँगा ना मैं उस पत्थर को
जा उसे बता दे

ओ ओ
सच कह रहा है दीवाना
दिल
दिल ना किसी से लगाना
झूठे हैं यार के वादे सारे
झूठी हैं प्यार की कसमें
मैंने हर लम्हा जिसे चाहा
जिसे पूजा
उसी ने यारो मेरा दिल तोड़ा
तोड़ा
तन्हा
तन्हा छोड़ा

मौसम
मौसम
था सुहाना बड़ा
मौसम
मौसम
मैंने देखा उसे
हुआ मन पागल
बस पल भर में
आ आ
मौसम
मौसम
था सुहाना बड़ा
मौसम
मौसम
मैंने देखा उसे
हुआ मन पागल
बस पल भर में
आके बसी है वो मेरे मन में
उसकी कमी है अब जीवन में
वो दूर है मेरी नज़रों से
क्यों उसे मैं चाहूँ

ल लाई लाई लाई लाई ला
ले
ल लाई लाई लाई लाई ला
ल लाई लाई लाई लाई ला
ले

मैंने हर लम्हा जिसे चाहा
जिसे पूजा
उसी ने यारो मेरा दिल तोड़ा
तोड़ा
तन्हा
तन्हा छोड़ा


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.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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5065 Post No. : 16980

Today’s song is from the film ‘Daasi’ (1944).

The film was made by Pradhan Pictures, Lahore, and was directed by Hiren Bose. The music was by Pt. Amarnath Batish (to avoid ‘same name confusion‘ the other Music Director Pt. Amarnath Chawla, I am mentioning their surnames also). Funniest thing is Pradhan Pictures was owned by Sanjay Pradhan – a person from Orissa, Director hiren Bose was from Bengal and Pt. Amarnath, MD was from Punjab. They all came together in the most popular and beautiful city of those times ‘Lahore’, to make a film which became a hit, mostly because of its music.

In the pre-partition period, there were 3 film centers: Bombay, Calcutta and Lahore. Though comparatively Lahore was the youngest center, having made its first silent film only in 1924, experts across the border and in India claim that Lahore had the potential of becoming, if not bigger, but as big a center as Bombay ! In that era Lahore did make a lot of contribution in the field of acting, direction and music. Several experts have written long articles on Lahore’s standing in Hindi and Punjabi film making.

Next to Mumbai and Calcutta, Lahore was the largest movie making center in India. In fact the best known industry in Lahore was the movie industry. Film industry in Lahore is now called Lollywood. It is a mixture of Lahore and Hollywood. During the twenties and thirties, a lot of movies were made in Lollywood, based on the ones made in Hollywood. There was even a big movie studio, named United People’s on Ravi Road. Besides two big studios, Pancholi Arts and Shourie Pictures, that boasted of many super-hit movies, there were a large number of smaller units, which too had quite a few hit films to their credit.

Dalsukh Pancholi, a film tycoon from Lahore (born in Karachi) and the founder of Pancholi Studios of Lahore, studied script writing and cinematography from New York, and played an important part in the careers of stars such as Noor Jehan, Ramola, Om Prakash, music composers Ghulam Haider and OP Nayyar. His first film was ‘Gul-e-Bakawli’ (1938) starring Noor Jehan. Ghulam Haider’s “Shaala Jawaania”  was an instant rage. Pancholi’s film ‘Khazanchi’ (1941) was one of the longest running movies of its time.

Master Ghulam Haider, a phenomenal music director from Lahore, was the man who gave Lata Mangeshkar the break of her career in the movie ‘Majboor’ (1948). Mohd Rafi’s debut also happened to occur in Lahore, at the hands of music director Shyaam Sunder in Pancholi’s  film ‘Gul Baloch’. Many of the mainstream stars started their career in movies that were made in Lahore, and later moved to Mumbai where they became some of the biggest stars of Indian cinema.

Many high profile Indian actors and singers lived in the Walled City in the 1940s and Lakshmi Chowk was where the film fraternity got together in tongas decorated with maroon flowers, foot bells and lamps on the side. By the evening, Lakshmi would be full of tongas, with film stars, top film directors and producers thronging tea houses and discussing filmy affairs. Pran, Om Parkash and Al Nasir, another Lahori film hero, would spend their evenings chatting and playing billiards.

Pran, who mostly played the role of a villain in films, lived in Qilla Gujjar Singh. He was a skilled photographer and took photographs of famous artistes. One day – while standing at a pan shop in Lakshmi Chowk – he met Wali, a leading film director of the time. Wali asked Pran if he was interested in acting and Pran said yes. Wali wrote the address of Pancholi Studios  on the back of a cigarette pack and asked Pran to see one of his friends there. Pran started his film career with ‘Chaudhry’ and later appeared as a hero in ‘Khaandaan’ (1942), a film by Shaukat Hussain Rizvi. The heroine was melody queen Noor Jahan. Later Pran established his career in Lahore as a villain in Punjabi films. Pran migrated to Bombay in 1947.

BR Chopra was born in Lahore. He studied journalism, directed/produced plays, and worked as a film critic in Lahore. Yash Chopra, his younger brother was born in Lahore as well, later he joined his brother in Bombay to start their own production house. BR Chopra was working on his first film ‘Chandni Chowk’ when the partition riots began. And K Asif, the man who made the epic masterpiece ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960), also hailed from Lahore. Om Parkash was also one of the great names of Bombay. He lived at Matti Chowk, Lohari Gate and always rented out a decorated tonga to take him from Matti Chowk to Lakshmi Chowk every day. Om Parkash did many small and large roles in films made in Lahore and also migrated to India in 1947.

Balraj Sahni also lived at Matti Chowk and was the secretary general of the All India Communist Party. He studied at Government College. Sahni also acted in pre-Partition films in Lahore. Dev Anand lived in Lohari Gate, but later moved to Bhaati Gate. He also studied at Government College. Dev Anand participated actively in politics in Lahore. His brother Chetan Anand was a famous film director in Lahore and was considered quite influential in film studios when it came to casting and other affairs. Meena Shorey was one of the leading female actors of her times. She lived in Bhaati Gate and married Roop K Shorey, the owner of Shorey Film Studio (now Shah Noor Studio). She acted in several pre-partition films made in Lahore and migrated to India in 1947.

Lahore was considered the ‘launchpad’ for famous singers and musicians. KL Saigal, the legendary singer,  acquired fame in Lahore then later moved to Calcutta. and then to Mumbai. The subcontinent’s  greatest playback singer Muhammad Rafi lived in Bhaati Gate. He was from a family of barbers and ran his own barbershop. Rafi had a beautiful voice and most of his customers would often ask him to sing for them while they got their hair cut or got a shave. A man from the film industry introduced Rafi to film director of ‘Gul Baloch’ who gave Rafi the opportunity to sing three songs. The film proved a launching point for Rafi’s film career in Lahore and by the time he migrated to India in the 40s  he was an accomplished singer.

Khurshid Begum was an outstanding singer from Lahore who too moved to India for better opportunities. She also lived in Bhaati Gate. She sang several famous songs for various Indian films, including  great songs  with singer KL Saigal.  Hritik Roshan’s grandpa Roshan (Roshan Lal Nagrath), the famous music director, was from  Lahore. He was given a chance as an assistant by another Lahori musician, Khwaja Khurshid Anwar (who was in Bombay at the time).  Khayyam the music composer of ‘Umrao-Jaan’ fame started his career in Lahore.

Roshan Ara Begum from Lahore was acclaimed the best interpreter of Kirana Gharana Sytle of Khayal singing in the subcontinent. Composer OP Nayyar, Ustad Fateh Ali, Bade Ghulam Ali (the only film he ever sang for was  ‘Mughal-e-Azam’), all are from Lahore. Other famous musicians from Lahore who migrated later to Mumbai include Pandit Amarnath, Shyam Sunder, Gobind Ram, Lachhi Ram and Dhani Ram. More recently  Lahore has given India  Nusrat Fateh Ali, Sabri Brothers, Adnan Sami, Reshma, Mehdi Hassan, Abida Parveen, Tassawar Khanum, Atif Aslam, Ghulam Ali, Rahat Fateh Ali, Shafqat Amanat Ali – their talent truly saturates Bollywood.

Sajjad Zaheer (father of Nadira Babbar), Jaan Nisar Akhtar (father of lyricist Javed and grandfather of actor/director Farhan and director Zoya), Kaifi Azmi (father of Shabana Azmi), Majrooh Sultanpuri and so many others have a deep link to that city. Sahir Ludhianvi (Abdul Hayee) started his career in Lahore as a lyricist/poet, and later went on to become one of the biggest lyricists in Bollywood. Tanveer Naqvi was a noted lyricist of his times. He lived in the Faqirkhana Museum inside Bhaati Gate. He wrote ‘Awaz De Kahaan Hai’ and ‘Jaan-e-Baharan, Rashk-e-Chaman’.

It was Lahore that encouraged women to throng the theaters for the first time where the Wednesday matinees were reserved for women in special  ‘Ladies Only’ shows in all theaters at half the normal rates. Lahore’s love for Bollywood movies continues till date where while the Pakistani films have vanished from the cinema, the screening of Bollywood movies is again in full swing after a setback when  Indian films were banned for sometime to help indigenous industry to pick up. Almost every cinema hall in the city including those located in Northern Lahore and Walled City known for showing Punjabi movies, has switched over to either Indian or English films.

The film ‘Daasi’ had in its cast Ragini, Najamul Hasan, Om Prakash, Kalavati, Pran Sikand, Khairati etc. Ragini was touted as one of the most beautiful actresses of that time. She was called Aahoo Chashm, like Naseem Banu was called Pari Chehra. In Indian cinema there were only 3 actresses with brown eyes. one was Ragini, second was Kamla Kotnis (first heroine of Dev Anand in 1946) and third was Vanmala.

Najamul Hasan was very handsome . If only he had not eloped with Devika Rani in 1936, possibly he would have ruled Indian cinema. Bombay had banned him, Calcutta had not much to offer and in Lahore he got only side roles. His last days were very bad in Pakistan.

Only Ragini and Pt. Amarnath were the winners in the success of the film ‘Daasi’. Pt Amarnath was born in Jalandhar in 1912. Pandit ji started his career as singer, actor in the stage plays in his home town of Jalandhar. He also recorded private songs, ghazals, thumri, gurbani, classical and semi-classical in the voice of child prodigy Master Madan in the 30s. Master Madan only recorded eight compositions in his life of only fourteen years under the baton of Pandit Amarnath – “Bagaan Wich Peengan Paiyaan”, “Raavi De Parle Kandey”, “Man Ki Man Hi Mahi Rahi”, “Chetna he ko chet le”, “Mori Binti Mano Kanha Re” and “Gori Gori Baiyaan”. This was confirmed by Khayyam Sb.

Pandit Amarnath made his debut in 1942 with Roop K Shorey’s film ‘Nishani’.  Pandit Amarnath’s most successful film was ‘Daasi’, starring Ragini, Najam and Gyani. Zeenat Begum sang her scintillating numbers, “Ho Rasiya Kabhi Le Chal Tu Jamuna Ke Paar”, “Subah Hui Aur Panchi Jaage” and “Wo Din Yaad Karo”. The chart buster of the film was “Raaten Na Rahin Wo Na Rahe Din Wo Hamaare”. After the release of ‘Daasi’, Pandit ji came to be known as Pandit Amarnath of Daasi fame.

Pandit Amarnath’s music was a mix of Punjabi folk, Mehfil Sangeet of classical shades and village music which can be seen in his compositions. In 1944, Pandit ji went to Calcutta to give music for Indrapuri studio’s ‘Iraada’.  Upcoming singer Hemant Kumar recorded his  song, “Phir Mohabbat Ke Payam Aane Lagey” under his guidance. Another popular composition of Pandit ji for the movie was “Araam Se Jo Raatein Kaatey Wo Ashq Bahaana Kya Jaane”. Pandit Amarnath was the most revered composer of the 1940s. He gave several evergreen numbers in that decade.

Pandit ji was in so much demand that he started getting offers from Bombay, Poona as well as Calcutta. When he got an offer from Prabhat to do music for their film ‘Chand’, he declined the offer and suggested that instead they should take his assistants Husanlal and Bhagatram. Prabhat honoured Pandit ji’s request and agreed. This was the beginning of India’s first popular musical duo.

Simultaneously, he was giving music to Punjabi films too like “Koel” (1944) and “Gul Baloch” (1945).During the 40s decade Pt. Amarnath was the most busy composer, with a line up like ‘Nishani’ (1942), ‘Paapi’ (1943), ‘Iraada” (1944), ‘Daasi’ (1944), ‘Panchhi’ (1944), ‘Shirin Farhad’ (1945), ‘Ragini’ (1945), ‘Kaise Kahoon’ (1945), ‘Dhamkee’ (1945), ‘Sham Savera’ (1946), ‘Shalimar’ (1946), ‘Shehar Se Door’ (1946), ‘Jhumke’ (1946), ‘Aai Bahar’ (1946), ‘Pagdandi’ (1947), ‘Mirza Sahiban’ (1947), ‘Roop Rekha’ (1948) and ‘Ek Teri Nishani’ (1949).

He gave music to 18 Hindi films, composing 152 songs in all. Due to his success, he started drinking, which became his nemesis. At the time of film ‘Pagdandi’ (1947), after few songs, he was replaced by Khurshid Anwar. Even in his last two films ‘Roop Rekha’ (1948) and ‘Ek Teri Nishani’ (1949) after few songs, he was replaced by other MDs. Film ‘Patjhad’, which he had signed, was given to Ghulam Haider.

After the grand success of ‘Jhumke’, he also fell into the same trap which affected his health badly. He had a few films in his hand at this stage as well, even his most successful film ‘Mirza Sahiban’ starring Malika e Tarannum was made at this stage. He had composed several evergreen numbers for this film. It’s super hit was “Haaye Re Ud Ud Jaaye Mora Reshmi Duppata”. He had signed up for the film ‘Patjhad’ for Pancholi Picture but after his untimely death, Ghulam Haidar and SD Batish were signed up instead.

Similarly, Pandit ji was replaced by Khurshid Anwar in ‘Pagdandi’. In the film ‘Roop Rekha’ (1948) Pandit ji had recorded a song, “Bol Bol Mein Umda Hai Toofan”. He had also recorded a few compositions for “Ek Teri Nishani” – “Aa Gai Zaalim Jawani Aa Gai” and “Ek Dekha Khwwab Suhana”. Asha Bhosle sang for the first time for Pandit ji in the song, “Teri Kaafir Jawaani Ko Jawaani Kaun Kehta Hai”. The film was later completed by Sardul Kawatra and was released in 1949.

During the making of film ‘Mirza Saahiban’, Pt. Amarnath died at the age of just 35 years, on 20-2-1947. The balance songs were done by Husnlal Bhagatram.

His untimely death was a great loss to the music industry and especially to the Punjab School of Music, robbing us of many great hits.

Today’s song is the 7th song from ‘Daasi’ to appear here. The song is extremely melodious and is sung by Zeenat Begum with her sweet voice. You will certainly enjoy it….

(The article is based on adapted information from an article on creative.sulekha, from Film Sangeetkar by Prof. Yadav, an article by Sharad Dutt in millenimpost.in, Dhunon Ki Yatra by Pankaj Raag, HFGK, muVyz and my notes ).


Song – Raaten Na Rahin Wo Na Rahe Din Wo Hamaare (Daasi) (1944) Singer – Zeenat Begum, Lyricist – DN Madhok, MD – Pt Amarnath Batish

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

raaten na rahin wo
na rahe din wo hamaare
raaten na rahin wo
na rahe din wo hamaare
tum hi bata do ke jiyen kis ke sahaare

aa jaao tadpata hai jiyaa dard ke maare
aa jaao tadpata hai jiyaa dard ke maare
dum ghut ke marey jaate hain armaan bechaare
ab tum hi bata do ke jiyen kis ke sahaare
raaten na rahin wo

koi to unhen jaa ke ye paighaam mera de
koi to unhen jaa ke ye paighaam mera de
ik rota hua dil tumhen din raat pukaare
ab tum hi bata do ke jiyen kis ke sahaare

raaten na rahin wo
na rahe din wo hamaare
tum hi bata do ke jiyen kis ke sahaare
raaten na rahin wo

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

रातें ना रहीं वो
ना रहे दिन वो हमारे
रातें ना रहीं वो
ना रहे दिन वो हमारे
तुम ही बता दो के जीएं किस के सहारे

आ जाओ तड़पता है जिया दर्द के मारे
आ जाओ तड़पता है जिया दर्द के मारे
दम घुट के मरे जाते हैं अरमान बेचारे
अब तुम ही बता दो के जीएं किस के सहारे

कोई तो उन्हें जा के ये पैगाम मेरा दे
कोई तो उन्हें जा के ये पैगाम मेरा दे
इक रोता हु दिल तुम्हें दिन रात पुकारे

रातें ना रहीं वो
ना रहे दिन वो हमारे
तुम ही बता दो के जीएं किस के सहारे
रातें ना रहीं वो


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

5053 Post No. : 16967

In the beginning years of this millennium, we among the last dwellers of last millennium, were kept mesmerized with old Hindi film songs.  This was a willing intoxication, which made it possible to deal all difficulties, happiness, sadness, tragedies etc. that life chose to throw at us.   Often the songs that played randomly in a collection of songs playing on computer would become a subject of discussion.  Once, a close friend said she like this song by Mohammed Rafi Sb a lot:

baa-hosh-o-hawaas mein deewaanaa
ye aaj waseeyat kartaa hoon
ye dil ye jaan mile tumko
main tumse muhabbat kartaa hoon

This song from the film ‘Night In London’ (1967) is posted here.

Another colleague/friend once spoke of this song from ‘Aaye Din Bahaar Ke’ (1966) – “Mere Dushman Tu Meri Dosti Ko Tarse“. Now this song is very interesting in its lyrics/poetry which is actually cursing the beloved.  Total and full of ‘bad-duaa’ ie ill wishing – it is to be seen to be believed, what all the poet is wishing on his beloved friend.

mere dil se sitamgar toone achchi dillagi ki hai
ke banke dost apne doston se dushmani ki hai

mere dushman tu meri dosti ko tarse
mujhe gham dene waale tu khushi ko tarse

 tu phool bane patjhad kaa, tujh pe bahaar na aaye kabhi
meri hi tarah tu tadpe tujhko qaraar na aaye kabhi
jiye tu is tarah ke zindagi ko tarse

itnaa to asar kar jaayen meri wafaayen o bewafaa
ik roz tujhe yaad aayen apni jafaayen o bewafaa
pashemaan hoke roye, tu hansi ko tarse

tere gulshan se zyaadaa veeraan koyi veeraanaa na ho
is duniyaa mein koyi teraa apnaa to kyaa, begaanaa na ho
kisi kaa pyaar kyaa tu berukhi ko tarse

Just falling short of wishing death! ‘jiye tu iss tarah ke zindagi ko tarse’.  There are numerous songs of this situation in Hindi films, too many to count actually.  In the 60’s it can be said, that every other film had this situation song, where the hero or the heroine is wronged, and singing a song lamenting the bewafaai of the beloved.  But I have looked all over the blog and I could not find any other song so full of curses. And this is also the only song on the blog, which is tagged as ‘hate song’ category.  The song still sounds so believable and not odd at all.  All the credit to the team of composers, lyricist and the singer. For this would easily have gone wrong.

There are some more songs, which have somewhat similar emotions and ill-wishes expressed in different forms.  I made a list of songs with those varied expressions.

Sl. No.

Song

Lyrics

1 Mere Mehboob Qayaamat Hogi meri tarah tu aahen bhare
tu bhi kisi se pyaar karey
aur rahe wo tujhse parey
toone O sanam dhaaye hain sitam
to ye tu bhool na jaana
ke na tujhpe bhi inaayat hogi
aaj rusva teri galiyon mein muhabbat hogi
mere mehboob qayaamat hogi
aaj rusva teri galiyon mein mohabbat hogi
2 Jo Unki Tamanna Hai Barbaad Ho Ja jo unki tamannaa hai, barbaad ho jaa
to ai dil muhabbat ki kismat banaa de
tadap aur tadap kar abhi jaan de de
yoon marte hain mar jaane waale, dikhaa de
3 Mohabbat Ab Tijaarat Ban Gayi Hai kabhi thha naam iska
bewafaai
magar ab aajkal ye behayaayee
shareefon ki sharaafat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai
4 Gairon Pe Karam Apnon Pe Sitam ham bhi the tere manzoor-e-nazar, dil chaahe to ab iqraar na kar
sau teer chalaa seene pe magar, begaanon se milkar waar na kar
begaanon se milkar waar na kar
bemaut kahin mar jaayen na ham
ai jaan-e-wafaa ye zulm na kar,
Ghairon pe karam apnon pe sitam, ai jaan-e-wafaa ye zulm na kar
rahne de abhi thodaa saa bharam,
ai jaan-e-wafaa ye zulm na kar
5 Guzre Hain Aaj Ishq Mein Hum Us Maqaam Se humko na ye gumaan thha,
o sangdil sanam
raah-e-waffa se tere
behak jaayenge kadam
chhalkega zehar bhi teri
aankho ke jaam se
guzre hain aaj ishq mein
hum us maqaam se
guzre hain
o bewaffa,
tera bhi yoon hi toot jaaye dil
tu bhi tadap tadap ke
pukaare ke haaye dil
tera bhi saamnaa ho kabhi,
gham ki shaam se
guzre hain
6 Main Teri Dushman Dushman Tu Mera sab ki jubaan par meri kahaani
mera dasa huwa maange na paani
sabki jubaan par meri kahaani
mera dasa huwa maange na paani
tera tamaasha sab dekhenge
kya hota hai ab dekhenge
dekhega tu na kal ka savera
main naagan tu sapera aa aa
7 Neend Ud Jaaye Teri Chain Se Sone Waale neend ud jaaye teri
chain se sone waale
ye duaa maangte hain
nain ye rone waale
maine ki hain jafaayen
mujhse kyun ho wafaayen
lag gayin mujhko mere
pyaar ki bad-duaayen
tu wafaa karta ham to thhe
tu wafaa karta ham to thhe
bewafa hone waale
neend ud jaaye teri
chain se sone waale
8 Kya Se Kya Ho Gaya Bewafaa Tere Pyaar Mein kyaa se kyaa ho gayaa
bewafaa aaaa
tere pyaar mein
chaahaa kyaa kyaa milaa
bewafaa aaaa
tere pyaar mein
chalo suhaanaa bharam to tootaa
jaanaa ke husn kyaa hai
kahti hai jisko pyaar duniyaa
kyaa cheez kyaa balaa hai
dil ne kyaa naa sahaa
bewafaa aaa aaa
tere pyaar mein
9 Din Dhal Jaaye Haaye Raat Na Jaaye pyaar me jinke sab jag chhoda
aur huye badnaam
unke hi haathon haal hua ye
baithe hain dil ko thaam
apne kabhi the ab hain paraaye
Din dhal jaaye haay raat na jaaye
10 Mo Se Chhal Kiye Jaaye samajhaake main to haari
haan dhamkaaya dini gaari, aur karoon bhi kyaa
dekho moraa jiyraa
haan jiyraa tadpaaye, jiyraa tadpaaye
mohe haay haay dekho sainyaa beimaan
mose chal, mose chal, mose chal kiye jaaye,
11 Bahaaron Ne Mera Chaman Loot Kar mujhe kyaa pataa thaa kabhi ishq mein
raqeebon ko kaasid banaate nahin
raqeebon ko kaasid banaate nahin
khataa ho gayi mujhse kaasid mere
tere haath paighaam kyun de diyaa
bahaaron ne meraa chaman lootkar
12 Meri Zindagi Mein Tum Kyun Aaye haay buri dukhiyaa dil ki
meraa dard badhaao naa baalam
meraa sabr padaa tumse jo kahin
jal jaaoge tum mar jaayenge ham
jal jaaoge tum mar jaayenge ham
dukhiyaa-dil ki wo haay hai
dukhiyaa-dil ki wo haay hai
jo saare zamaane ko sulagaaye
meri zindagi mein tum kyun aaye
13 Thukra Ke Teri Duniya Ko baddua na dil de baithe
tujh ko na dosh doongi main
taqdeer ke bair kiya hai
taqdeer se lad loongi main
main tod chalun
main tod chalun ek pal mein
tod chalun ek pal mein
duniya ka har dastoor
magar tere pyar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoom majboor
thukra ke teri duniya ko
chaahun to kar doon choor
magar tere pyaar se hoon majboor
piya teri preet se hoon majboor

 

Here is a list of some of my all-time favourite songs by Rafi sahab in the similar situations:

Patthar Ke Sanam Tujhe Hum Ne Mohabbat Ka Khuda Jaana – ‘Patthar Ke Sanam’ (1967)
Dil Ke Jharokhe Mein Tujhko Bitha Kar – ‘Brahmchari’ (1968)
Aaj Ki Raat Mere Dil Ki Salaami Le Le – ‘Ram Aur Shyam’ (1967)
Dil Jo Na Keh Saka – ‘Bheegi Raat’ (1965)
Teri Zulfon Se Judaai To Nahin Maangi Thi – ‘Jab Pyaar Kisi Se Hota Hai’ (1961)
Rang Aur Noor Ki Baraat Kise Pesh Karun – ‘Ghazal’ (1964)

There are more similar/different songs created for Hindi films for such situations, where dejected lovers either drown in self-pity or end up giving ‘bad-dua’ in a smaller/kinder way, to the beloved.  But most songs of this genre are praying for the happiness of the beloved, who has deceived them, has indulged in ‘bewafaai’ for want of similar expressive word in the English language.  An excellent case in point is this pensive Lata song – “Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Ye“, filmed on Meena Kumari in ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Paraai’ (1960). Shankar-Jaikishan and Shailendra created this classic song with just the right touch of melancholy and congratulatory mood. With a dose of resignation.

Most songs in this genre, also turn out to be popular, be it the pensive songs of Mukesh, Lata, Suraiyya, Talat Mehmood or Mohammed Rafi.  So the well known songs are all posted. Looking for the theme, I ended up with “Tu Pyaar Hai Kisi Aur Ka” song in ‘Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin’ (1991) by Kumar Sanu. Quite a decent composition with innovative lyrics, that one.

I was sure all well-known Rafi songs in this genre are posted. But as luck would have it, I found the link of this Rafi solo in one of my saved files, which I was just randomly checking. This is a well-known song from the film ‘Dhadkan’ (1972).  Composer is Ravi who also wrote this song with Ali Jalili.  Ali Jalili is an unknown poet for the blog, as this is the first song by him to be posted.   Avinash ji is doing a series of 70’s decade missing movies, so he may be able to find some other films where Ali Jalili has written lyrics. Ali Jalili has written one more song in the same film with Ravi, “Tumse Nazar Mili”, which was also used for advertisement of different products.  My guess is he must be someone connected with advertising jingles, more so as he has collaborated with Ravi, not a regular poet for writing the two songs in this film.

The song is filmed as a wedding reception song, where Sanjay Khan is singing this song for congratulating the bride Mumtaz and groom Roopesh Kumar.  The real feelings of Sanjay Khan are evident, but he is trying to disguise them and give blessings to the couple.

Two songs of the film are already posted in the blog, so this is the 3rd song.

Jab Toone Kuchh Na Kiya
Main To Chala Jidhar Chale Rasta

I have done posts of some songs of the late 70’s and early 80’s, but very few songs of early 70’s. This song has a very deeply meaningful and emotional core, as we expect from Ravi’s compositions usually.  There is the Punjabi dholak music in the background which carries the rhythm of the song.  And Rafi Sb’s singing is again out of this world.  For me this is a known song, as it used to be played regularly on radio.  Again, when one really listens to it with a critical ear, with the aim of judging its merit with other such type of songs, a few are listed above, it is revealed as a fabulous song on all counts.  More fabulous for being a 70’s song.  By now Ravi is a seasoned and senior composer, with huge successes behind him and much more experience of how to get the best out of Rafi.  And Rafi Sb has delivered spectacularly in this song, the only one in the film.  Subtle changes in the way some words are sung in every repeated line, and those are again different for every time he sings the mukhda.  I refuse to believe that anyone else could do so much variation in a single voice, same rhythm and level, two stanza song, in live recording.

The pauses in the lines and words of a line, and starting the next word at the same level as before the pause, what superb control in the vocals. I am not a technical person, in the matter of singing, but if anyone can explain this phenomenon to me, I will be thankful to them. It sounds as a modern-day recording done bit by bit, line by line, and mixed afterwards. Practice makes things perfect and well-rehearsed is the forte of Rafi Sb. But the question is how well rehearsed and how much perfect. I can just conclude that the farishta in the guise of a singer is giving the same dedicated 200 % to a song composed for a new actor of 70’s, as he gave to all his songs, repeated in live shows, which won him accolades and a place is history.

Video (Partial)

Audio (Full)

Song – Mere Dost Tujhe Tera Meet Mubarak (Dhadkan) (1972) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Ravi, Ali Jalili, MD – Ravi

Lyrics

tamannaon ki duniya
yun to har insaan basaata hai ea
magar paata wohi hai ea
jo…. yehaan taqdeer laata hai ea

mere dost tujhe
tera meet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak
yeh saaz naya geet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak

kheli hai bahaar se ye phoolon ki kali
khwaabon ki dulhan bade naazon mein pali
kheli hai bahaar se ye phoolon ki kali
khwaabon ki dulhan bade naazon mein pali
palkon pe bitthaana aise sukh dena aa
yaad na kare yeh kabhi baabul ki gali ee
apne baabul ki gali
gaaye khushi ke taraane
aisi preet mubaarak
gaaye khushi ke taraane
aisi preet mubaarak
yeh saaz naya geet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak

chamke kyun na taara us ki qismat ka
jis ko mila ho ye haseen tohfa aa
chamke kyun na taara us ki qismat ka
jis ko mila ho ye haseen tohfaa aa
badaa hi naseeb waala hai wo jag mein
haathh mein ho jis ke aisi pyaari rekha
aisi nyaari rekha
aaj haar bhi kahe
tujhe jeet mubaarak
aaj haar bhi kahe
tujhe jeet mubaarak
yeh saaz naya geet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak
mere dost tujhe tera meet mubaarak

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
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तमन्नाओं कि दुनिया
यूं तो हर इन्सान बसाता है
मगर पाता वही है
जो…. यहां तक़्दीर लाता है

मेरे दोस्त तुझे
तेरा मीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक
ये साज़ नया गीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक

खेली है बहार से ये फूलों कि कली
ख्वाबों कि दुल्हन बड़े नाज़ों में पली
खेली है बहार से ये फूलों कि कली
ख्वाबों कि दुल्हन बड़े नाज़ों में पली
पलकों पे बिठाना ऐसे सुख देना अ अ
याद न करे ये कभी बाबुल कि गली ई
अपने बाबुल कि गली
गाए खुशि के तराने
ऐसी प्रीत मुबारक
गाए खुशी के तराने
ऐसी प्रीत मुबारक
ये साज़ नया गीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक

चमके क्यों न तारा उस की क़िस्मत का
जिस को मिला हो ये हसीन तोह्फ़ा
चमके क्यों न तारा उस की क़िस्मत का
जिस को मिला हो ये हसीन तोह्फ़ा
बड़ा ही नसीब वाला है वो जग में
हाथ में हो जिस के ऐसी प्यारी रेखा
ऐसी न्यारी रेखा
आज हार भी कहे
तुझे जीत मुबारक
आज हार भी कहे
तुझे जीत मुबारक
ये साज़ नया गीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक
मेरे दोस्त तुझे तेरा मीत मुबारक

 


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 :

5048 Post No. : 16961

Today’s song is from the ‘1952’ movie ‘Insaan’.

“Insaan-1952” was directed by Jagdish Sethi for ‘New Social Theatre Limited, Bombay’. It was produced by J.G. Mohla. This movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Ragini, Kamal Kapoor, K.N. Singh, Kukku, Kanhaiyalal, Rajkumar, Ramesh Thakar, Chamanpuri, Baby Nazar, Roopmala, Urvashi, Naaz and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.03.1952.

‘Insaan-1952’ had nine songs written by five lyricists as per details given below;

S. No. Song Title Lyricist Posted on
01 O dilwaalo kar lo pyaar, do nainaa chaar Sahrai
02 Sambhal sambhal kar chalna pagle Sajan Bihari 14.12.2020
03 Mere sajan saanwre huye nain baawre Balwant Kapoor 23.11.2020
04 So ja re dukhiyaari maa kea ankh ke taare Sajan Bihari
05 Meri choodi ka rang aasmaani Sajan Bihari
06 Mast jawaani haaye Balwant Kapoor 18.02.2017
07 Do dil hote saajnaa to badaa mazaa thaa D.N. Madhok
08 Apni qismat ki shikaayat ya tera shikwaa karein Saba Afghaani
09 Neer bhare kyun nainon mein gori Sahrai

Music for all the songs was composed by B.N. Bali.

From the above table we can see that, so far, three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is the fourth song from this movie to be presented on the blog.

Today’s song is ‘lullaby’ sung by Geeta Dutt. Lyrics are by Sajan Bihari and music is composed by B.N. Bali.

We are all aware of the famous lullaby ‘nanhi kali sone chali’ sung by Geeta Dutt from the movie ‘Sujata-1959’. However, today’s ‘lullaby’ , unlike the ‘Sujaata”(1959) lullaby is a sad lullaby.

I don’t know how many of us take a look on the ‘Top Posts’ section on the blog. This song from the movie ‘Sujata’ maintained the ‘top slot’ in the ‘top posts’ for many years on the blog.

I remember when I was a newcomer on the blog I used to view this section and even now I used to view it regularly. I am sure ‘Nanhi kali sone chali’ must be the most viewed post on the blog so far.

Coming back to today’s song , Let us listen to and enjoy this less known lullaby sung by Geeta Dutt.

Only the audio of this song is available as of now.

Audio

Song-So jaa re dukhiyaari maa ki aankh ke taare (Insaan)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Sajan Bihari, MD-B N Bali

Lyrics

So ja re ae
So ja re ae
So ja re
dukhiyaari Maa ki aankh ke taare
So ja
Haaye so ja
So ja re ae
So ja re
So ja re
dukhiyaari
Maa ki aankh ke taare
So ja
Haaye so ja
So ja re ae
So ja re ae

Duniya meethhi neend mein soyee
Duniya meethhi neend mein soyee
Soye bhaag hamaare
Pi ki yaad dilaane waale
Pi ki yaad dilaane waale
Dil ke sahaare so ja
Haaye so ja
So ja re ae
So ja re
So ja re
dukhiyaari Maa ki aankh ke taare
So ja
Haaye so ja
So ja re ae
So ja re ae

Aaja o pardesi aaja
Aaja o pardesi aaja
Ro ro manwaa pukaare
Koi nahin iss dard ka saathi
Koi nahin iss dard ka saathi
O besahaare so ja
haaye so ja
So ja re ae
so ja re ae
So ja re
dukhiyaari Maa ki aankh ke taare
So ja
Haaye so ja
So ja re ae
So ja re ae
So ja re ae


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 : 4989 Post No. : 16881 Movie Count : 4588

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 168 # Missing Films of 1972 – 20#
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Today, I bring on blog the last of 1972 films that were not yet available on the blog. Yes, some films are still missing, as is detailed later below, but for those films, the songs and other information is not available so far.

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Zameen Aasmaan’ (1972). This movie is the 129th film of 1972, taken in alphabetical order, as per the Geet Kosh. There are a total of 131 movies listed for 1972. There are two more movies after this one. At 130 is the movie ‘Zaroorat’. This movie has no songs. And the last movie alphabetically in this list is ‘Zindagi Zindagi’ which had already been Yippeee’d on the blog.

Movies with the same title ‘Zameen Aasmaan’, were also released in 1946 and in 1984. Both these movies have been represented on the blog with their songs. I guess that the today’s movie was a forgotten movie even though its music was composed by Kishore Kumar and its’ having a decent star-cast too.

‘Zameen Aasmaan’ was directed by A Veerappan for AV Films. Eesmayeel Shroff was the Chief Assistant Director. Veerappan was also the producer of this movie. He also wrote the story and the screenplay. He developed the story based on the Malayalam play and film – ‘Kadal Paalam’ by KT Mohammed. Dialogues were written by Rajinder Singh Atish. Editing of this movie was done by R Bhaskar. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 10.07.1972.

The star cast of the movie is listed as Ashok Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Rekha, Yogeeta Bali, Ramesh Deo, Indrani Mukherjee, Achala Sachdev, Dulari, Ashim Kumar, OP Sharma, SK Sharma, Kiron, Sushil Kumar, Master Tarun Kumar Gupta, Baby Charulata, Gemini Balu, Sharad  Kumar, and others.

This movie has six songs written by two songwriters – Indeevar (five songs) and Anand Bakshi (one song). Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Asha Bhonsle were the playback singers for the songs. Music was composed by Kishore Kumar. Basu Chakraborty was the assistant music director. Here is the list of songs in this movie as provided in HFGK – Vol-V (1971-1980).

Sl. No. Song Title Singer/s Lyricist
01 Aankhen Tumhaari Do Jahaan … Kishore Kumar Indeevar
02 Kisne Yahaan Kisko Jaanaa… Asha Bhonsle Indeevar
03 Ham Tum Chaley, Tum Chaley. Ham Chaley Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle Anand Bakshi
04 Ik Raat Ki Hai Baat, Main Soyi Thhi Akeli Asha Bhonsle Indeevar
05 Na Ro Ae Mere Dil Yahaan, Tera Nahin Hai Ye Jahaan Lata Mangeshkar Indeevar
06 Are Girgit Jaisa Aaja Ka Insaan, Badle Pal Pal Rang Kishore Kumar Indeevar

With this post today, ‘Zameen Aasmaan’ of 1972 makes its debut on the blog.

Let us review the list of movies of 1972 alphabetically after adding today’s movie which is the 129th film in the alphabetical list of films of 1972, as per Geet Kosh. For brevity the list given below includes the list of movies missing on the blog and list of all movies from the last post “Hai Jo Teri Tamanna Hai Wohi Meri Tamanna” from movie ‘Ustaad Mera Naam’ (which is the 125th in list) to today’s movie song-post.

Sl. No. Movie Title Director Music Director Passed by Censor Board No of Songs on the Blog No of Songs as per HFGK
1 Aakraant Girish Vaidya Jagat Singh 07.12.1972 0 No Information
17 Bachche Mere Saathi TN Babu MS Vishwanathan 17.11.1972 Songs Not Available 6
24 Bharat Darshan Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Jaidev 04.11.1972 0 No Information
45 Fighter Sheela Vijay Not Mentioned 07.10.1972 0 No Information
50 Gunfighter Johny KSR Das Aadi Narayan Rao 25.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
53 Hunterwaali KS Reddi Satyam 02.09.1972 Songs Not Available 5
54 Jaadoo Nagari Vednatham Roghaviya Aadi Narayan Rao 05.06.1972 0 No Information
68 Lady James Bond KSR Das Satyam 11.07.1972 Songs Not Available 5
73 Maayaa Darpan Kumar T Shahni Bhaskar Chandavarkar 12.12.1972 0 No Information
81 Miss Chaalbaaz (Tingoo Agent 000) Ravi Rajan-Nagendra 27.11.1972 Songs Not Available 4
95 Raajdhaani Express BJ Patel L Chakravarty 04.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
126 Victoria No  203 Brij Kalyanji Anandji 21.11.1972 4 4
127 Wafaa Ramanna Lakshmikant Pyaarelal 30.03.1972 1 5
128 Ye Gulistan Hamaara Atmaram SD Burman 30.12.1972 7 7
129 Zameen Aasmaan A Veerappan Kishore Kumar 10.07.1972 Making its debut today 6
130 Zaroorat BR Ishaara Brij Bhushan 18.03.1972 No Songs No Songs
131 Zindagi Zindagi Tapan Sinha SD Burman 19.08.1972 7 7

*Notes:

  1. Songs for ‘Bachche Mere Saathi’, ‘Gunfighter Johnny’, ‘Hunterwaali’, ‘Lady James Bond’, ‘Miss Chaalbaaz’ (Tingoo Agent 000) and ‘Rajdhani Express’ seem to be unavailable as of now.
  2. There is no information about the songs in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) for the movies – ‘Aakraant’, ‘Bharat Darshan’, ‘Fighter Sheela’, ‘Jaadu Nagari’ and ‘Maaya Darpan’ as mentioned above.

So, with the addition of today’s movie, we have added all the ‘so far’ missing movies (of which the songs are available) from the year 1972 on the blog. This year i.e. 2022, we are celebrating the fifty years of 1972 movies. We have brought on and discussed at a glance 20 movies that were missing from our blog, and for which songs are available. Also, the 21st such movie of 1972 viz., ‘Kavi Sammelan’ is being discussed as a separate series, bringing in all the available ‘poetry based’ songs of that movie.

Today’s song is a special song as this song is sung by the legendary Lata Mangeshkar under the baton of Kishore Kumar – the music director. I think this is the only song she sung under the baton of Kishore Kumar (hope I am correct). The song is lip-synced on screen by Yogeeta Bali. (Other than Yogeeta Bali we can see a dog and a horse in the picturisation of this song). Lyrics are by Indeevar and music is composed by Kishore Kumar.

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

Let us now listen to the today’s song, and welcome ‘Zameen Aasmaan-1972’ on the blog.

Video

Audio

Song – Na Ro Ae Mere Dil Yahaan (Zameen Aasmaan) (1972) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Indeevar, MD – Kishore Kumar

Lyrics

na ro ae mere dil yahaan

na ro ae mere dil yahaan
tera nahin ye jahaan
fursat kise hai ae
samjhe jo koi
tere aansuon ki zubaan
na ro ae mere dil yahaan
tera nahin ye jahaan
fursat kise hai
samjhe jo koi
tere aansuon ki zubaan
na ro ae mere dil yahaan

deewaani duniya rishte dilon ke
daulat se kyon jodti hai
deewaani duniya rishte dilon ke
daulat se kyon jodti hai
samaajon ke jhoothe rivaazon ki khaatir
apnon ke dil todti hai
koi nahin saath dega aa
sab to hai parchhaiaan
aa aa koi nahin saath dega aa
sab to hai parchhaiaan
aisa gar hai jahaan
to jeene ke qaabil kahaan
fursat kise hai ae
samjhe jo koi
tere aansuon ki zubaan
na ro ae mere dil yahaan

aise jahaan mein rahe koi kaise
lage pyaar par jis mein pehre
aise jahaan mein rahe koi kaise
lage pyaar par jis mein pehre
gila auron se kya lagaaye hain dil par
apnon hi ne ghaav gehre
kho ja andheron mein aise ae ae
jaise gagan mein dhuaan
aa aa aa kho jaa andheron mein aise
jaise gagan mein dhuaan
zaroorat hai teri kisey
mita de tu apna nishaan
fursat kise hai ae
samjhe jo koi
tere aansuon ki zubaan

na ro ae mere dil yahaan
na ro ae mere dil yahaan
tera nahin ye jahaan
fursat kise hai ae ae
samjhe jo koi
tere aansuon ki zubaan
tere aansuon ki zubaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ना रो ए मेरे दिल यहाँ

ना रो ए मेरे दिल यहाँ
तेरा नहीं ये जहाँ
फुर्सत किसे है
समझे जो कोई
तेरे आंसुओं की ज़ुबान
ना रो ए मेरे दिल यहाँ
तेरा नहीं ये जहाँ
फुर्सत किसे है
समझे जो कोई
तेरे आंसुओं की ज़ुबान
ना रो ए मेरे दिल यहाँ

दीवानी दुनिया रिश्ते दिलों के
दौलत से क्यों जोड़ती है
दीवानी दुनिया रिश्ते दिलों के
दौलत से क्यों जोड़ती है
समाजों के झूठे रिवाजों की खातिर
अपनों के दिल तोड़ती है
कोई नहीं साथ देगा॰॰आ
सब तो हैं परछाइयाँ
आ आ आ कोई नहीं साथ देगा
सब तो हैं परछाइयाँ
ऐसा गर है जहाँ
तो जीने के काबिल कहाँ
फुर्सत किसे है
समझे जो कोई
तेरे आंसुओं की ज़ुबान
ना रो ए मेरे दिल यहाँ

ऐसे जहाँ में रहे कोई कैसे
लगे प्यार पर जिस में पहरे
ऐसे जहाँ में रहे कोई कैसे
लगे प्यार पर जिस में पहरे
गिला औरों से क्या
लगाए हैं दिल पर
अपनों ही ने घाव गहरे
खो जा अँधेरों में ऐसे॰॰ए
जैसे गगन में धुआँ
ज़रूरत है तेरी किसे
मिटा दे तू अपना निशां
फुर्सत किसे है
समझे जो कोई
तेरे आंसुओं की ज़ुबान

ना रो ए मेरे दिल यहाँ

ना रो ए मेरे दिल यहाँ
तेरा नहीं ये जहाँ
फुर्सत किसे है
समझे जो कोई
तेरे आंसुओं की ज़ुबान
तेरे आंसुओं की ज़ुबान

 


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