Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

Archive for the ‘Sahelis teasing a lady’ Category


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 :

4575 Post No. : 16180

Today’s song is from the film Bahu Beti-1952.

1952 was an year, when resurgent India was trying to organise itself as an Independent Nation. Jawaharlal Nehru had formed independent India’s first Government after the first General Elections. In the film industry also few milestones were reached.

The first ever international Film Festival was organised in Bombay. The fortnightly magazine FILMFARE was launched. A delegation of Indian film personalities visited Hollywood. Two colour films-Aan and Jhansi ki rani (released in 1953) were censored. Pakistan banned import of Indian films after an agitation of Pakistani Film artistes. Bimal Roy shifted his base from Calcutta to Bombay.

Besides this, Radio Ceylon played a major role in popularising Hindi Film Music almost worldwide. Radio Ceylon Hindi service started before 1950. Hamid Sayani, elder brother of Amin Sayani was involved in Radio Ceylon in early days and Binaca Geetmala started from 1952. The announcers of radio Ceylon like Kamini and Vijaya sisters, Vijay Kishore Dubey, Gopal Sharma, Shiv Kumar Saroj, Sunil Dutt, Manohar Mahajan etc were household names. So were towns like Jhumri Talaiyya, Nanded and few others. Radio clubs cropped up everywhere.

Radio Ceylon got the real boost when HFM stopped playing on A.I.R. in 1952.It is popularly believed that the then Minister for information and broadcasting, V.B.Keskar was against film music, calling it Vulgar and that it was he who banned it on A.I.R.

But it is NOT TRUE !

It is true that Keskar was a Purist and disliked Hybrid Music (i.e. HFM ),but he did not ban it. What actually had happened was that A.I.R. announced its revised policy in July 1952 which said,1) Broadcast time for Hindi film songs will be reduced and 2) Dropping the custom of announcing the name of the Film of the song.

IMPPA or The Indian motion Picture producers’ Association was enraged at this loss of free advertisement opportunity for their films and the producers, in their capacity as Copyright owners, took away the A.I.R. ‘s licences for broadcasting film songs. Thus film songs disappeared from A.I.R.,replaced by sugam sangeet and classical music.
(Ref. ‘‘ Mourning the nation: Indian cinema in the wake of the Partition” by Bhaskar Sarkar,pp 57 and .https://www.livemint.com/…/In-1952-Hindi-film-songs-were-ba… )

So, the truth is Keskar did not ban HFM, it was the producers’ association which withdrew licences to AIR, thus forcing them to stop HFM.

We had a very interesting discussion on RMIM forum on this issue, a few years back. Dr.Surjit singh ji , like a magician, produced several old documents which proved that Keskar was NOT the villain, but popularly he was held responsible by one and all.

Radio Ceylon took advantage of the situation and grew very fast starting programmes like Binaca geetmala and Lipton ke Sitare. They did yeoman service to popularise HFM in south east Asia.

Radio Ceylon’s transmitters were powerful and Boosters were installed in India. The famous Mountaineer Edmund Hillary wrote, ” Soon after Conquering Everest, we turned on our Transmitter Radio and the First thing we heard was an Overseas broadcast of Radio Ceylon Hindi service-from more than 3000 miles away ! ”

The year 1952 also saw some of the outstanding musical films and films with some other importance. Scanning the 105 Hindi films that were censored in 1952, we find that the colour film Aan was made in Hindi, English and Tamil language versions. Anand math-first Hindi film of Hemant Kumar had few eternally famous songs by Lata, Geeta and Hemant himself. Aasmaan was the first film of O P Nayyar, from whose soundtrack, Radio Ceylon picked up one of its programme music. Then there was Anhonee. Baiju Bawra-a musical film which opened the doors of A grade films for its lead pair-Meena kumari and Bharat Bhushan, languishing in B and C grade films hitherto.

Film Chamkee for which actress Ragini came all the way from Pakistan, Film Jaal another musical. Jungle ka Jawahir-last film for the yesteryear stalwart composer Madholal master, who was murdered in his flat in Shivaji park, in 1990. Film Maa- first Hindi film of Bimal Roy in his Bombay career part. Naubahar-a Roshan musical and Neelam Pari- Last film for migrator khwaja Khurshid Anwar, MD. Film Saqi,a musical and Sheesha-first film for Kumkum. Shin shinaki Boobla Boo-strange name film featured in the environs of a Far Eastern country. Film Yatrik-a Himalaya trek religious film by Pankaj Mullik, with some outstanding Bhajans and finally film Zalzala-in which Dev Ananad died on screen for the first time ( He never liked the idea,though). The only Next time he died on screen was in Guide-65.

The music of film Bahu Beti was composed by S D Batish. I have a lot of respect for S D Batish,who did a marvellous job of promoting Indian Music in the UK and USA. He is one of those rare people who left the film world, but continued serving the Music,by turning a corner in Life. Such people are few in this world. The monumental work he did for Indian Music in foreign lands is unparalleled. An important point is that he did not do this service to Music for his personal gains. For his sustenance,he had opened a Restaurant in Santa Cruz,California,which was providing him enough for a comfortable living in the USA.

After his death in 2006, an obituary-cum-short life sketch was published in California. I give below its adapted version for our readers-

” Punjabi master S.D. Batish was a pivotal figure behind the western world’s embrace of Indian music, most notably via his memorable contributions to the Beatles’ film Help! Born December 14, 1914, in Patiala, India, Shiv Dayal Batish abandoned a career in the nascent telephone industry to study devotional song, folk drama, and Indian classical music under his guru Hakim Chandan Ram Charan. In 1934, he relocated to Bombay to try his hand at acting, but roles proved scarce and he returned to Patiala two years later, renewing his focus on music. By 1936 Batish was regularly appearing on All India Radio and recording his first sessions for His Master’s Voice. The film industry nevertheless retained its allure for him, and in 1939 he returned to Bombay, working for a spell under broadcasting legend Z.A. Bokhari. After earning his first film work as an assistant musical director in 1942, Batish later graduated to full-fledged Bollywood musical director, in the years to follow working with playback singer greats including Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mohammed Rafi as well as writing now-classic songs like the smash “Manmohan Mana Men,” from the 1945 film Kaise Kahoon.

Batish also moonlighted as a playback singer on more than 40 films, among them 1944’s Daasi and 1948’s Barsaat ki Raat, before relocating to Britain in 1964. After accepting a position with the BBC Immigration Unit, Batish became a regular in British radio and television, most notably composing “Nai Zindagi Naya Jivan,” the theme song to the Beeb’s classic South Asian series Apna Hi Ghar Samajhiye (“Make Yourself at Home”). He also returned to his roots as a live musician, performing Indian folk and classical music on the vichitra veena, a long-necked fretless flute. In 1965 Batish was summoned by percussionist Keshav Sathe to record the Indian-inspired incidental music for the Beatles’ second feature film, Help! — the experience also proved the beginning of his lifelong friendship with BeatleGeorge Harrison, who later hired Batish to teach his then-wife Patti Boyd the stringed dilruba. In 1969 Batish assembled wife Shanta Devi, daughter Vijay Laxmi and sons Ashwin Kumar and Ravi Kumar to record North Indian Folk and Classical Music, which for decades remained the lone Indian release to appear on the seminal folk label Topic Records. A year later, the family emigrated to the U.S., settling in northern California and founding a restaurant, the Santa Cruz-based Krishna Café. Although the restaurant business remained Batish’s primary focus for the remainder of his life, he continued playing live and also cut the occasional LP, most notably 1980s Raga Todi, 1985’s Om Shanti Meditation on Dilruba and 1997’s The 72 Carnatic Melakhartas.

He founded “Batish Institute of Music and Fine arts” in California and wrote about 12 books on Indian Classical music,like Ragopaedia,Raga Channels,Rasik Raga lakshan Manjiri etc. He had also founded Batish Recording Co. He was associated with 102 films in Hindi and gave music to 17 films as S.D.Batish,Master Ramesh and Nirmal Kumar. Some of his songs were famous. He died at age 91 on July 29, 2006.” ( adapted from Jason Ankeny’s Bio )

In my memory,the image of S D Batish is etched as a person with a large Fur Cap. Such a type of cap was worn by Shaikh Abdulla and his son Farooq Abdulla. I saw V.Shantaram too wearing that type of cap. Later his son followed by wearing the same ( I mean similar type) Fur cap like father,as if it was a family tradition ! Of late,I have seen the famous film Historian shri Nalin ji Shah with this cap. When I had met him a few years back,he had jokingly said that this cap is his Trademark !

S D Batish was the cousin brother of Pt. Amarnath and brothers Husnlal-Bhagatram,all bore the same surname – Batish.

Out of the 8 songs of film Bahu beti-52, 4 songs are already discussed on the Blog. Today’s song, sung by Geeta Dutt and chorus will be the 5th song. It is a good song to enjoy listening…


Song-Gori Dulhaniya mori gori dulhaniya (Bahu Beti)(1952) Singer- Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-S D Batish
chorus

Lyrics

hoye gori dulhaniya
hoye gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
hoye gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya

kaise nikhattu pe lattu bhayi
haan kaise nikhattu pe lattu bhayi
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya

raja atariya pe oonghat hai
haha oonghat hai
sookhat hai sejiya pe raniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya

damdi kamaai ki ghar mein na laave
damdi kamaai ki ghar mein na laave
hardam badhe pet apna bajaave
hardam badhe pet apna bajaave
paave to kha jaaye ghar bhar ki rotiyaan aan
chada jaaye paniya paniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
hoy gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya

roti hai loti to paani hai maani
roti hai loti to paani hai maani
raani ko tutla ke kahte hain naani
raani ko tutla ke kahte hain naani
bhaiya ko bhauji zara kuchh sikha de
chhuda de naadaniya nadaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
hoye gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya

maathhe pe bhaiyya ko pagdi na bhaaye
maathhe pe bhaiya ko pagdi na bhaaye
kaandhhe pe talwaar rakkhi na jaaye
kaandhhe pe talwaar rakkhi na jaaye
balma ko apne odha de odhaniya
pinha de jhulaniya jhulaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
mori gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya
gori dulhaniya
ho gori dulhaniya


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 :

4560 Post No. : 16157

“Jai Shree”(1956) was directed by Balchandra Shukla and Harsukh Bhatt for Rajshree Productions, Bombay. HFGK mentions that Rajshree Productions had apparently bought the distribution rights of this movie and had released it under the banner of Ratndeep Pictures.

The movie had Nimmi, Pradeep Kumar, Lalita Pawar, Jeewan, Jayant, Radhakishan, Roopmala, Chaman Puri, Kesri, Gadadhar Sharma, Jagdeesh Kanwal, Baby Daisy Irani, Master Vijay Kumar etc in it.

This “social” movie had eight songs in it. Two song has been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Jai Shree”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam, Lata and chorus. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of this “sahelis teasing a lady” song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye (Jai Shree)(1956) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Lata, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se
kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se

o o o
o o o
udta hua panchhi jaane apna thhikaana
udta hua panchhi jaane
udta hua panchhi jaane apna thhikaana
jhoom uthhi main sun ke uska taraana
sakhi uska taraana

jhoom jhoom ke ji kahin sar na ghoom jaaye
sar na ghoom jaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se

o o o
o o o
maine to dekha thha zara yoon hi machal ke
maine to dekha thha zara yoon hi machal ke
nazro ke saath gaya dil hi uchhal ke
sakhi dil hi uchhal ke

kaske rahi jab kamaan
teer kyun chalaaye
teer kyu chalaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se

o o o
o o o
dekhte hi aisa laga
mil chuke hain khwaab mein
dekhte hi aisa laga
dekhte hi aisa laga
mil chuke hain khwaab mein
kuch nahin soojha to sakhi uthh padi jawaab mein
jee uthh padi jawaab mein

pyaar to pehle hansaaye phir hansi udaaye
phir hansi udaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se
kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se


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 :

3950 Post No. : 15026 Movie Count :

4119

Missing Films of 1960s – 107
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The film that is being introduced today is ‘Lav Kush’ from 1967. It was a time when mythological and religious films were still a draw – a draw enough for producers to continue producing this genre of films. It was a crop of artists, producers and financiers who held sway in the decades from the early years of Indian cinema, till maybe 1980s. Beyond that, once that crop withered away – passing away, retiring, or just plain fatigue, this genre of films has seen only a downward slide.

The film is produced by Basant Pictures. Regulars will recall that Basant Pictures is an off shoot of the Wadia Movietone, and both these production banners have witnessed great success in the 1940s and 1950s – Wadia with their stunt films (mostly starring Nadia), and Basant with their religious and social offerings.

The film is directed by SN Tripathi; ah yes, the same person who is also the music director. The cast of actors reads like Jaishri Gadkar, Aseem Kumar, Sheel Kumar, Bela Bose, Bablu, SN Tripathi, Chitra, Dalpat, BM Vyas, Hari Shukla, Bhagwan Sinha, RC Pandey, and Lalita Desai. The film has seven songs listed, and all the seven are penned by songwriter Saraswati Kumar Deepak.1

The song is a dance song in the royal court. The time of narrative is when Lord Ram has safely returned to Ayodhya, He has been crowned as the king, and the Ram Rajya is installed. Things seem to be settling down and moving smoothly. At this juncture, it becomes known that Sita is expecting and should become a mother soon.

This song is played at this time, when a court full of ladies marking this celebration with their good wishes blessings. The lead dancer in this song is Bela Bose. Interesting to note that Bela Bose is known for the ‘other’ types of dances. However, this dance – cast in a combination of semi classical plus folk steps – is no less impressive.

Maybe 5, or 6 films more to go for the 1960s list. Hopefully soon. 🙂

 

Song – Aao Ri Pyaari Behna Hil Mil Gaao Ri  (Lav Kush) (1967) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD – SN Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

aao ri pyaari behna
hilmil gaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
aao ri pyaari behna
hilmil gaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

ek maas beeta doosara maas beeta
ye teesara mahina
ye teesara mahina
kacha pakka waar mann ko na bhaawe thaal
dekho bookh laage na
dekho bookh laage na
hare hare amuvaa ki chutney piswaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

lag gaya satwaan mahina
dekho jhukna kathin ho gaya
jhukna kathin ho gaya
kaise buhaarengi anganwaa
ke achra khisakne laga
achra khisakne laga
phoolon ki sej pe in ko sulaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

tulsi ko pooj ke
suraj devta ki karey vinti Siya
karey vinti Siya
choom choom achra
suhaginan bahu ko aashish de diya
bahu ko aashish de diya
nauven mahine mein to munna khilaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

aao ri pyaari behna
hilmil gaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri
bahurani Seeta ji ki
god bharaao ri

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

आओ री प्यारी बहना
हिलमिल गाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
आओ री प्यारी बहना
हिलमिल गाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री

एक मास बीता दूसरामास बीता
ये तीसरा महिना
ये तीसरा महिना
कच्चा पक्का वार मन को ना भावे थाल
देखो भूख लागे ना
देखो भूख लागे ना
हरे हरे अमुवा की चटनी पिसवाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री

लग गया सातवाँ महिना
देखो झुकना कठिन हो गया
झुकना कठिन हो गया
कैसे बुहारेंगी अंगनवा
के अचरा खिसकने लगा
अचरा खिसकने लगा
फूलों की सेज पे इनको सुलाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री

तुलसी को पूज के
सूरज देवता की करे विनती सिया
करे विनती सिया
चूम चूम अचरा
सुहागिनन बहू को आशीश दे दिया
बहू को आशीश दे दिया
नौवें महीने में तो मुन्ना खिलाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री

आओ री प्यारी बहना
हिलमिल गाओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री
बहुरानी सीता जी की
गोद भराओ री


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.

This is the 1300th Post by Sudhir ji.

Blog Day :

3913 Post No. : 14972 Movie Count :

4092

Missing Films of 1960s – 103
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

The film that we bring on board today is ‘Sati Sulochana’ from 1969. One more film that is rarely heard about, although the video of this film is available. And once again, lovely songs that have not been explored. The sound of this song seems like it was heard on the radio, but that was a long time back.

The music is by SN Tripathi, who incidentally has also directed this film. The film is produced under the banner of SA Films, Bombay. The star cast includes Prithviraj, Anita Dutt, Prem Nath, Raj Kumar, Bipin Gupta, Kanan Kaushal, Sundar, Ram Singh, and Ram Mohan etc.

The story of Sati Sulochana is part of the history of Ramayan.  Sulochana is the daughter of Sheshnaag, the king of serpents. She is married to Meghnaad, the son of Raavan. Meghnaad is also known as Indrajit, for he had once vanquished Lord Indra and captured many sophisticated weapons from him. In the narrative of Ramayan, Sulochana is described as a brave lady who is very supportive of her husband. Eventually, when her husband is killed in the battle with Lakshman, she makes a decision to immolate herself on his pyre.

This story has been made into films on many occasions. The first one on record is the silent film ‘Sati Sulochana’ in 1921. Then this film was produced in Kannada, in 1934, as the first talkie film in Kannada language. In 1935, a Hindi film was also released by this name, under the production banner of Godavari Cinetone. In 1961, this tale was also told in a Telegu film starring NT Ramarao. And then in 1969, we have this Hindi production again.

Geet Kosh lists 9 songs of this film. Music is from the mind of SN Tripathi. The songs have been written by Bharat Vyas and BD Mishra. This song is from the pen of Bharat Vyas.  The singing voice is that of Suman Kalyanpur. On screen, it appears as if the leading lady and one of two of her friends are lip syncing the same playback singing.

The song is picturized as a group dance song, in which the leading lady is being teased by her friends, asking her who is the one who comes into your dreams. The song is a lively exchange between the lady and her sahelis. On screen, I am not able to identify with certainty, the lady who leads the song. Is she Kanan Kaushal? I request our more knowledgeable readers and friends to please help identify her.

Enjoy this lovely lilting melody, one of those songs that should have been more popular.

 

Song – Kaun Tere Sapnon Mein Aata  (Sati Sulochana) (1969) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – SN Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

aaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaa
aaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaa

kaun tere sapnon mein aata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata
aa ke nainon mein muskaata
bataao na bataao
hum ko ye bataao
jud gaya kis se ye naata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata

hato ri sapne ki na boloon
bhed yeh mann ka na kholoon
jaao ri sakhi jaao
mujhe na yun sataao
khel ye mann ko na bhaata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata

main to soi thi
neend mein khoi thi
chup ke se koi aa gaya
main to soi thi
neend mein khoi thi
chup ke se koi aa gaya
megh varan tha
kanak rang tha
mere jeevan mein samaa gaya
chhup ke kaanon mein kuchh bola
haule se ghunghat pat khola
akhiaan ghabraai
main to sharmaai
aage ab kuchh na kaha jaata
koi tere sapnon mein aata

veer purush tha
kandhe dhanush tha
mukh pe tej samaaya
veer purush tha
kandhe dhanush tha
mukh pe tej samaaya
jaan nahin
pehchaan nahin koi
phir bhi wo mann ko bhaaya
preet meri muskaai hai
pooja meri rang laai hai
chhudaaye se na chhoote
tode to nahin toote
janm janmaantar ka naata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata

kaun tere sapnon mein aata
aa ke nainon mein muskaata
bataao na bataao
hum ko ye bataao
jud gaya kis se ye naata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata

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

आss आssssss
आsss आsss आssss
आss आssssss
आsss आsss आssss

कौन तेरे सपनों में आता
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता
आ के नैनों में मुस्काता
बताओ ना बताओ
हम को ये बताओ
जुड़ गया किस से ये नाता
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता

हटो री सपने की ना बोलूँ
भेद ये मन का ना खोलूँ
जाओ री सखी जाओ
मुझे ना यूं सताओ
खेल ये मन को ना भाता’
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता

मैं तो सोई थी
नींद में खोई थी
चुपके से कोई आ गया
मैं तो सोई थी
नींद में खोई थी
चुपके से कोई आ गया
मेघ वरण था
कनक रंग था
मेरे जीवन में समा गया
छुप के कानों में कुछ बोला
हौले से घूँघट पट खोला
अखियाँ घबराईं
मैं तो शरमाई
आगे अब कुछ ना कहा जाता
कोई तेरे सपनों में आता

वीर पुरुष था
कांधे धनुष था
मुख पे तेज समाया
वीर पुरुष था
कांधे धनुष था
मुख पे तेज समाया
जान नहीं
पहचान नहीं कोई
फिर भी वो मन को भाया
प्रीत मेरी मुसकाई है
पूजा मेरी रंग लाई है
छुड़ाए से ना छूटे
तोड़े तो नहीं टूटे
जन्म जन्मांतर का नाता
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता

कौन तेरे सपनों में आता
आ के नैनों में मुस्काता
बताओ ना बताओ
हम को ये बताओ
जुड़ गया किस से ये नाता
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता


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 :

3903 Post No. : 14956 Movie Count :

4087

Missing Films of 1960s – 99
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

OK wow, we are at 99 for this series today. 🙂

The surprising thing is that this film is not yet on the blog. It is not obscure, it is not unfamiliar, it is not starring unfamiliar faces, it does not contain unfamiliar or unheard songs, and the songs are good to be heard. So then, how come?

Well, we come to it today. The film we are bringing on today is ‘Shart’ from 1969. Of course, its namesake from 1954 has legendary music and songs. The 1969 ‘Shart’ does not compare to the quality of music of the earlier one. But still, given the era we were in during late 1960s, we are still talking of primary rated artists who came together for this song. In their own right, these artists had already established themselves in the industry.

Music is by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. The lyrics are written by Anand Bakshi. And the singer of this song is Asha Bhosle. The lead pair in this film is Mumtaz and Sanjay (later known by the name Sanjay Khan). By 1969, both had made their presence felt on the box office. Mumtaz, having struggled thru from being a junior artist and then playing many a C grade films, had by this time graduated to A and B class cinema. Sanjay, being the younger brother of Feroze Khan already had a head start – appearing in big banner films opposite to top line leading ladies already.

The film was produced under the banner of Shankar Movies, Bombay, and was directed by Kewal Mishra. The star cast of this film, in addition to the lead pair mentioned above, is listed as Kumud Chhugani, Rajendra Nath, KN Singh, Ramesh Dev, Rajan Haksar, Heeralal, Shammi, Meena Rai, Murad, Ravikant, Tuntun, Ravi Khanna, and Hercules.

I do not readily recall the storyline. The song is group dance song, with Mumtaz as the lead dancer and a group of sahelis supporting her. We catch a glimpse of Ramesh Deo in the beginning of the clip. And Sanjay is seen watching this dance performance. The peculiar thing about this song is that in between we see that the lead dancer is switched, and we see another lady leading the dance, wearing exactly the same attire as Mumtaz. I request our circle of knowledgeable readers to please help identify this other lady.

It seems that the leading man, Sanjay, is equally perplexed. There is a look of baffled curiosity on his face, as he tries to figure out how the lady is being switched, as the song progresses. From a distance, it cannot be clearly made out, but in closer shots, there definitely is a switching of lead performer happening. Again, request is for those who may have seen this film, to please add information to explain this situation.

The song itself is a lovely Asha rendition, and the performance by Mumtaz is simply too good. Very energetic and very involved with the scene, she is of course the star attraction in this clip.

And after this post – we have the century post of this series coming up. Watch this space for more. 🙂 🙂

Song – Chori Se Sainyyaan Ne Mohe Pukaara  (Shart) (1969) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics

oo oo oo ooo
oo oo oo ooo
oo oo
oo oooo

oo oo oo ooo
oo oo oo ooo
oo oo
oo oooo

chori se sainyyaan ne mohe pukaara
re chupke se maine bhi kiya ishaara
re kali kali jaan gayi
gali gali mach gaya shor
kali kali jaan gayi
gali gali mach gaya shor
chori se sainyyaan ne mohe pukaara
re chupke se maine bhi kiya ishaara
re kali kali jaan gayi
gali gali mach gaya shor
kali kali jaan gayi
oy gali gali mach gaya shor

pehle thi champa
phir bani gori
pad gaya ab mera naam chakori
ae suno
ae dekho
o logo
ud gayi bairan nindiya mori
pakdi gayi mere mann ki chori
bhed naa ye kaam aaya
dosh mere naam aaya
kali kali jaan gayi
gali gali mach gaya shor
chori se sainyyaan ne mohe pukaara
re chupke se maine bhi kiya ishaara
re kali kali jaan gayi
gali gali mach gaya sho..or
kali kali jaan gayi
oy gali gali mach gaya shor

main kya jaanoon
chhup ke sakhiyaan
sunti hain mere prem ki batiyaan
ae suno
ae dekho
o logo
main kya jaanoon
karte hain batiyaan
padh ke log mere naam ki patiyaan
dheere dheere baaten huin
chori mulaqaaten huin
kali kali jaan gayi
gali gali mach gaya shor
chori se sainyyaan ne mohe pukaara
re chupke se maine bhi kiya ishaara
re kali kali jaan gayi
gali gali mach gaya shor
kali kali jaan gayi
gali gali mach gaya sho..or
kali kali jaan gayi
gali gali mach gaya sho..or

lallaa lallaa lallaa lallaa
lallaa

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

ओ ओ ओ ओss
ओ ओ ओ ओss
ओ ओ
ओ ओsss

ओ ओ ओ ओss
ओ ओ ओ ओss
ओ ओ
ओ ओsss

चोरी से सैयां ने मोहे पुकारा
रे चुपके से मैंने भी किया इशारा
रे कली कली जान गई
गली गली मच गया शोर
कली कली जान गई
गली गली मच गया शोर
चोरी से सैयां ने मोहे पुकारा
रे चुपके से मैंने भी किया इशारा
रे कली कली जान गई
गली गली मच गया शोर
कली कली जान गई
ओय गली गली मच गया शोर

पहले थी चम्पा
फिर बनी गोरी
पड़ गया अब मेरा नाम चकोरी
ए सुनो
ए देखो
ओ लोगो
उड़ गई बैरन नींदिया मोरी
पकड़ी गई मेरे मन की चोरी
भेद ना ये काम आया
दोष मेरे नाम आया
कली कली जान गई
गली गली मच गया शोर
चोरी से सैयां ने मोहे पुकारा
रे चुपके से मैंने भी किया इशारा
रे कली कली जान गई
गली गली मच गया शोर
कली कली जान गई
ओय गली गली मच गया शोर

मैं क्या जानूँ
छुपके सखियाँ
सुनीत हैं मेरे प्रेम की बतियाँ
ए सुनो
ए देखो
ओ लोगो
मैं क्या जानूँ
करते हैं बतियाँ
पढ़ के लोग मेरे नाम की पतियाँ
धीरे धीरे बातें हुईं
चोरी मुलाकातें हुईं
कली कली जान गई
गली गली मच गया शोर
चोरी से सैयां ने मोहे पुकारा
रे चुपके से मैंने भी किया इशारा
रे कली कली जान गई
गली गली मच गया शोर
कली कली जान गई
गली गली मच गया शो॰॰ओर
कली कली जान गई
गली गली मच गया शो॰॰ओर

लल्ला लल्ला लल्ला लल्ला
लल्ला


This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3877 Post No. : 14899

“Razia Sultana”(1961) was directed by Devendra Goyal for Movie India, Bombay. This historical movie had Nirupa Roy (in title role), Jairaj, Kamran, M Kumar, N A Ansari, Agha, Sadhana Chaudhary, Leela Mishra, Rajan Kapoor, S M Sagar, Narad Muni, Madhumati, Jeewan Kala, Meena, Maqbool etc in it.

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

Here is the fourth song from “Razia Sultaana”(1961) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Geeta Dutt and chorus. Kaifi Azmi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Lachchiram.

The song is picturised as a “sahelis teasing a lady” genre of song, where the teased lady is Nirupa Roy. She may have played the Empress in this movie, but in Hindi movies, even an empress is not exempted from being teased by her sahelis. 🙂

This song was lying in the drafts pages of the blog for several years and this song finally gets published today.

I am not able to identify the lady lip syncing the song. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.


Chali jaati chhabeeliya matakti(Razia Sultana)(1961) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Pt Lachchiram
Chorus

Lyrics

ho o o o o
o o o o o
ho o o o o
ho o o o o o
o o o

chali jaati chhabiliya matakti
hoy
o o o o o
o o o o

ho chali jaati
chali jaati chhabiliya matakti
wo to daaman ko apne jhatakti
chali jaati chhabiliya matakti

bhesh badal ke gori nikli nakhre kare hazaar
bhesh badal ke gori nikli
nakhre kare hazaar

ghaat mein baitha
arre ghaat mein baitha
mast shikaari
kar gaya dil par waar
najar ka teer khaaye
hoy
koi peeda chhupaaye
kahin tan man ganwaaye hoy

phire ban ban hirniya hiraniya bhatakti
chali jaati
hoy chali jaati chhabiliya matakti
wo to daaman ko apne jhatakti

chupke chupke chanchal armaan dil mein le angdaayi
chupke chupke chanchal armaan
dil mein le angdaayi

dheeme dheeme
are dheeme dheeme man mein
jaise bajti ho shahnaayi
lage panghat pe mele
hoy
hawa baalon se khele
hawa baahon mein lele
hoy

kaho kyun na jawaani machalti atakti chali jaati
ho chali jaati chhabiliya matakti
wo to daaman ko apne jhatakti
chali jaati chhabiliya matakti


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

Blog Day : 3633 Post No. : 14462

Missing Films of 1960s – 77
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

For quite some time, I was missing this film, thinking of the film ‘Poonam Ki Raat’, a 1965 film with music by Salil Chaudhry that is already Yippeee’d here on our blog. Careful scrutiny of the list prepared by Khyati Ben, brings me back to this film from 1967 – ‘Poonam Ka Chaand’.

Not much information is available about this film, other than what is present in the Geet Kosh. The songs of this film are partially available, but none of them seem to have as yet been published online. Once again, as far as I could search, and I know my search is not the best. 😉

The Geet Kosh lists this as a fantasy film, produced under the banner of MR Productions, Bombay and is directed by Suresh Tripathi. The cast of actors is briefly listed as Mahipal, Jaishri Gadkar, Sundar, Krishna Kumari, Heera Sawant, and Ram Singh. Hmmm. . . Mahipal is still active in lead roles in the year 1967 – wow.

Geet Kosh lists 9 songs for this film. Two lyricists are mentioned – Amar Chaturvedi and Saraswati Kumar Deepak. And a very interesting state of affairs emerges. 4 of the songs are written by Amar Chaturvedi and 5 by Saraswati Kumar Deepak. As per the listings, gramophone records seem to have been manufactured only for the songs written by Amar Chaturvedi. The records of the songs by Saraswati Kumar are either not manufactured, or are rare and not yet available in public domain. And so for practical purposes, only 4 songs of this film are available.

The name Amar Chaturvedi is new for the blog. He seems to be a one-film career person, well almost. In the Geet Kosh, his name appears for just this film, and one more song in the film ‘Truck Driver’ of 1970. Besides that, his name does not appear anywhere else, not even in any unreleased films listings. And for that reason, there is no other information available about this poet. I request other readers and friends to please add information about him, if available.

The song is a very lilting melody, appears to be a group dance song, in which a lady is being teased by her friends, who are saying that she is looking so beautiful, so tell us who is the person you are going to ensnare. The words are very lovely and enticing. The music and the arrangement of the chorus voices is very endearing. A wonderful song that has remained obscure for so many decades. Listen and enjoy.

Song – O Gori Chhori Kis Ka Karogi Shikaar  (Poonam Ka Chaand) (1967) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Amar Chaturvedi, MD – Neenu Majumdar
Chorus

Lyrics

o gori chhori kis ka karogi shikaar
o gori chhori kis ka karogi shikaar

hothon ki laalee
masti ki pyaali
hothon ki laalee
masti ki pyaali
nainan hain tirchhi kataar
o gori chhori kis ka karogi shikaa..aa..aa..aar
o gori chhori kis ka karogi shikaar
o gori chhori kis ka karogi shikaar
o gori chhori
kis ka karogi shikaar
o gori chhori kis ka karogi shikaa..aa..aa..aar

bindiya damke mehndi mehke
kajra karey ishaare
o gori chhori kajra karey ishaare
bindiya damke mehndi mehke
kajra karey ishaare
o gori chhori kajra karey ishaare
gaal gulaabi
chaal sharaabi
gaal gulaabi
chaal sharaabi
haal ajeeb tumhaare
o gori chhori haal ajeeb tumhaare
baina rangeele naina nasheele
baina rangeele naina nasheele
maang rahe hain pyaar
o gori chhori kis ka karogi shikaa..aa..aa..aar
o gori chhori kis ka karogi shikaar
o gori chhori kis ka karogi shikaar
o gori chhori
kis ka karogi shikaar
o gori chhori kis ka karogi shikaa..aa..aa..aar

bhes badal kar
ghar se nikli roop nagar ki raani
bhes badal kar
ghar se nikli roop nagar ki raani
paayal jhanke kangana khanke
paayal jhanke kangana khanke
akhiaan kahe kahaani
o gori tori akhiaan kahe kahaani
kis rasiya ko
man basiya ko
kis rasiya ko
man basiya ko
chhalne chala hai singaar
o gori chhori kis ka karogi shikaa..aa..aa..aar

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

ओ गोरी छोरी किसका करोगी शिकार
ओ गोरी छोरी किसका करोगी शिकार

होठों की लाली
मस्ती की प्याली
होठों की लाली
मस्ती की प्याली
नैना हैं तिरछी कटार
ओ गोरी छोरी किसका करोगी शिका॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आर
ओ गोरी छोरी किसका करोगी शिकार
ओ गोरी छोरी किसका करोगी शिकार
ओ गोरी छोरी
किसका करोगी शिकार
ओ गोरी छोरी किसका करोगी शिका॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आर

बिंदिया दमके मेहंदी महके
कजरा करे इशारे
ओ गोरी छोरी कजरा करे इशारे
बिंदिया दमके मेहंदी महके
कजरा करे इशारे
ओ गोरी छोरी कजरा करे इशारे
गाल गुलाबी
चाल शराबी
गाल गुलाबी
चाल शराबी
हाल अजीब तुम्हारे
ओ गोरी छोरी हाल अजीब तुम्हारे
बैना रँगीले नैना नशीले
बैना रँगीले नैना नशीले
मांग रहे हैं प्यार
ओ गोरी छोरी किसका करोगी शिका॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आर
ओ गोरी छोरी किसका करोगी शिकार
ओ गोरी छोरी किसका करोगी शिकार
ओ गोरी छोरी
किसका करोगी शिकार
ओ गोरी छोरी किसका करोगी शिका॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आर

भेस बादल कर
घर से निकली रूप नगर की रानी
भेस बादल कर
घर से निकली रूप नगर की रानी
पायल झनके कंगना खनके
पायल झनके कंगना खनके
अखियाँ कहे कहानी
ओ गोरी तोरी अखियाँ कहे कहानी
किस रसिया को
मन बसिया को
किस रसिया को
मन बसिया को
छलने चला है सिंगार
ओ गोरी छोरी किसका करोगी शिका॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आर


This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3564 Post No. : 14288

“Baaraat”(1960) was produced and directed by K Amarnath for K Amarnath Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Ajit, Shakila, Mukri, Salim, Protima Devi, Murad, Shalini, Brahm Bhardwaj, Gulnar, Pandey, Amrit Rana, Ravikant, Sheila Kashmiri, Sajjan etc in it.

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

Here is the fourth song from “Baaraat”(1960) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata and chorus. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

The song is picturised as a “aankh michauli” cum “sahelis teasing a lady” genre of song on Shakila and her sahelis, with Ajit also visible in the picturisation.


Song-Pakdi gayi pakdi gayi lo gori ki chori pakdi gayi (Baaraat)(1960) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

o o o o
o o o
o o o
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
pakdi gayi pakdi gayi
lo gori ki chori pakdi gayi
pakdi gayi pakdi gayi
lo goori ki chori pakdi gayi

moondi moondi ankhiyaan
chala nahin jaaye
ae ji mohe chhedo na
mar gayi main to haaye
haaye pakdi gayi pakdi gayi
lo gori ki chori pakdi gayi

moondi moondi ankhiyaan
chala nahin jaaye
ae ji mohe chhedo na
mar gayi main to haaye
haaye

aankh chadha ke patti zaalim
haaye bajaaye taali
charsau beesi karke mujhse
mere hi sar daali
aankh chadha ke patti zaalim
haye bajaaye taali
chaar sau beesi karke mujhse
mere hi sar daali

par humne bhi chhoda pakad ke
chor
pakdi gayi pakdi gayi
lo gori ki chori pakdi gayi

moondi moondi ankhiya chala nahi jaye
ae ji mohe chhedo na
mar gayi main to haaye
haaye

bol rahi punjab ki chhori
sun le har koi banda
toot nahin sakta
ye lambi zulfon ka hai phanda
bol rahi punjab ki chhori
sunle har koi banda
toot nahin sakta
ye lambi zulfon ka hai phanda

jaane aayega kaise idhar se
chor

khet ke kone kone par hai nainon ki rakhwaali
jhoom rahi thhi main to jaise baajre ki baali
khet ke kone kone par hai nainon ki rakhwaali
jhoom rahi thhi main to jaise baajre ki baali

daiyya kheton mein aaya kidhar se
chor
pakdi gayi pakdi gayi
lo gori ki chori pakdi gayi

moondi moondi ankhiyaan chala nahin jaaye
ae ji mohe chhedo na
mar gayi main to haaye
haaye haaye chor


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

Blog Day : 3554 Post No. : 14258

Ah yes – ‘Hunterwaali’. Seems that just like Tarzan, ‘Hunterwaali’ has been quite a favorite title and theme for film producers in India. The original ‘Hunterwaali’ was released in 1935 – with Fearless Nadia assaying the title role. This was followed in 1943 with a title variation of ‘Hunterwaali Ki Beti’. Then in 1959 came another ‘Hunterwaali’, this time the title role being played by Mehru. In 1972, came a production from the south. The female lead role was played by Jyotilakshmi. In 1978, yes, one more ‘Hunterwaali’ film was released. And guess, the lady playing the title role – it is Bindu.
[Ed Note: Atul ji points out that there is another ‘Hunterwaali’ film right there from the year 1959; the title is ‘Miss Hunterwaali’.]

After 1978, for lack of recorded data, it cannot be certainly said what other ‘Hunterwaali’ films came. There is a Bhojpuri film by this name in 2014-15. YouTube also informs us that there was a film by this title, produced in Pakistan also, in 1988.

As per the details recorded in HFGK, the film is produced by Madhav Rao and Rustom Irani under the banner of Golden Movies Corporation, Bombay and is directed by BJ Patel. The cast of actors is listed as Mehru, Samar Roy, Habeeb, Ram Raseela, Mirajkar, Jeet Bala, Kailash, Shri Bhagwan, Sattar, and Mohammad amongst others. Five songs are listed for this film. All the songs are written by Shaad. As I checked for this lyricists name in the Geet Kosh, I find that his name appears in just one more film viz., ‘Rifle Girl’ in 1958, which is also already represented here on our blog. Interestingly, the music director for ‘Rifle Girl’ (1958) and ‘Hunterwaali’ (1959) is the same – Harbans. In the Geet Kosh, we see his name appear in eight films over a period of 1958 to 1966.

Coming to the song itself. This wonderful melodious song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. The beginning of the song is so stirring. The chorus sound of “Lallal Laara, Lallaara” immediately speaks of a promise of a wonderful song to follow. And the promise is verily kept by the music director. One may listen to this tune and may comment that this tune is familiar, and that it is adapted from such and such and such other songs. But that analysis is not important. The lilt and the joy in this melody speaks for itself. Yet once again, the observations pan out – an obscure film (1960s and earlier), unknown or really very less known artists, nothing much available as information – all these characteristics combine to ensure some very lovely and mostly unheard, unfamiliar songs. This instance is no less.

So with this lilting song, the 1958 version of ‘Hunterwaali’ makes its debut on our blog today.

Song – Ye Behta Behta Paani, Ye Rut Ye Jawaani  (Hunterwaali) (1959) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Shaad, MD – Harbans
Chorus

Lyrics

lallal laara
lallaara
ho oo oo oo
lallal laara
lallaara
aa aa aa aa

ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

oo oo oo oo oo
baar baar naina kajraare
jhuk jhuk jaayen laaj ke maare
kaahe torey naina kajraare
jhuk jhuk jaayen laaj ke maare
ho oo oo oo oo
sakhi ri chaloon kaise
dagar anjaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

oo oo oo oo oo
aaj sakhi re mora mann lehraaye
sar se chunariya udti jaaye
kaahe sakhi ri mora mann lehraaye
sar se chunariya udti jaaye
oo oo oo oo
kaho ji kaise keh doon
main dil ki kahaani
ye behta behta paani
ye rut ye jawaani
nazaare panghat ke
chhalakte hain matke
chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
ho chori chori aa ja re
o chori chori aa ja
kahaan pe laage nainwa
kahaan hai tora raja
kahaan hai tora raja re
kahaan hai tora raja

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

लल्ल’ल लारा
लल्लारा
हो ओ ओ ओ
लल्ल’ल लारा
लल्लारा
आ आ आ आ

ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
बार बार नैना कजरारे
झुक झुक जाएँ लाज के मारे
काहे तोरे नैना कजरारे
झुक झुक जाएँ लाज के मारे
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
सखी री चलूँ कैसे
डगर अनजानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
आज सखी रे मोरा मन लहराए
सर से चुनरिया उड़ती जाये
काहे सखी री तोरा मन लहराए
सर से चुनरिया उड़ती जाये
ओ ओ ओ ओ’
कहो जी कैसे कह दूँ
मैं दिल की कहानी
ये बहता बहता पानी
ये रुत ये जवानी
नज़ारे पनघट के
छलकते हैं मटके
चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
हो चोरी चोरी आ जा रे
ओ चोरी चोरी आ जा
कहाँ पे लागे नैनवा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा
कहाँ है तोरा राजा रे
कहाँ है तोरा राजा


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

Blog Day : 3534 Post No. : 14193

Today’s song is from the film ‘Alakh Niranjan’ (1940).

These days I am on a mission to collect and present valuable information on some less known actors and actresses, from the bygone era of the 30s and early 40s. Today also I will talk about a really forgotten actress of the silent era and the early Talkie films – LEELA CHANDRAGIRI or Miss Leela. Do not mix up this name with Leela Desai, Leela Sawant or Leela Mishra. All are different.

But before that, something about the film.The film’s name is ‘Alakh Niranjan’ aka ‘Gorakhnath’. We are all aware that “alakh niranjan” is the call given by the gossains (गोसाईं) (or followers) of Nath Sampradaay or the fakirs of Kabir Panth, when they visit a fixed number of households to ask for bhiksha (alms). When I was about 6 to 7 year old, during the visits to my Naani’s (maternal grandmother’s) home in a village, I used to hear this call from the gossain, who stood outside the door. Someone from the house used to give uncooked food material like rice, wheat or jowar. Even wheat atta was given. These gossains had a jholi (a spacious carrying bag made of cloth), having 4-5 compartments and they would expertly add the bhiksha to the appropriate compartment. They never took money. These people are also called by the name avadhoot (अवधूत) (a mystic or a saint who is beyond ego-consciousness, duality and common worldly concerns).

Alakh is a term used by Nath Sampradaay for The Creator. It signifies a nirgun (One that is beyond physical attributes) and nirakaar (One that is not bounded by form and shape) manifestation of the Supreme Power. The word alakh also means That which cannot be measured, or perceived by the physical sensory powers and intellect. Niranjan means spotless or pure. Primarily it is a call to identify the Nath Yogi. Niranjan is also another name for Lord Shiva.

A brief description of the Nath Sampradaay and about Gorakhnath.  It is likely that some of our readers may not be familiar with the details behind these names. In the Hindu Sanaatan traditions the worship of Lord Shiva is called Shaivism and the worshippers and followers of Lord Shiva are called Shaivs. Nath Sampradaay is a sub tradition within Shaivism. The followers of this tradition consider Adinath or Lord Shiva as their first Lord. The word Nath implies Master. In this tradition, there is a lineage of nine Gurus or Teachers. The form of sadhna practiced by the followers of this tradition is called Hath Yog (हठ योग).

The first Guru in this lineage is Matsyendra Nath, who is better known as Machhindra Nath. The traditional history recounts that Matsyendra was born under an inauspicious star. This warranted his parents to throw the baby into the ocean. In the ocean the baby was swallowed by a large fish, and he lived and grew up inside the belly of the fish, for many years. The fish swam to the bottom of the ocean where Lord Shiva was imparting the secrets of yoga to Mata Parvati. Matsyendra overheard this discourse and learnt the secrets of yoga. He began to practice this yog sadhana inside the fish’s belly. After twelve years he finally emerged as an enlightened Siddha.

There is a list of Nine Nath Gurus, who are called Navnath. The first Nath Guru is Machhindra. The complete list is as follows

  1. Machhindranath
  2. Gorakhnath
  3. Jalandhar Nath
  4. Kanif Nath (Kanhoba)
  5. Gahini Nath
  6. Raja Bhartrihari Nath (Bharthari)
  7. Revan Sidha Nath
  8. Charpati Nath  and
  9. Naag Nath.

The stories surrounding every Nath Guru, especially the earlier ones, are very exciting, thrilling and entertaining. One must read them from the original Nath Puraan or Nav Nath Pothi. I have read all of them. These stories are in no way less than any Arabian Night stories. Due to their entertainment value, several films in several languages have been made on the early Gurus like Machhindranath and Gorakhnath. Films on Machhindranath were made as ‘Maaya Machhindra’ in Hindi, in 1932, 1951, 1960 and 1975. Films on Gorakhnath as ‘Alakh Niranjan’, were made in 1940, 1950 and 1975. Films on Bharthari were made in 1932 and 1944. Films on other Naths were made as ‘Raja Gopichand’ in 1933, 1938 and 1950. Same way films on Naths in Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati and other languages were also made.

‘Alakh Niranjan’ is the story of Gorakhnath. The story of his birth is briefly given below.

The first Guru Machhindra Nath went to a house for bhiksha. The lady of the house, after giving him the bhiksha, asked him if he can bless her to bear a child, a wish that had remained unfulfilled thus far in her life. Guru Machhindra Nath dipped his hand in his jholi and took out some some vibhuti (ash). He gave it to her and asked her to partake it and that she will conceive a son. After he is gone, one of the neighbours tells the lady not to believe all this. The lady gets a doubt and throws the vibhuti on a pile of garbage.

Time passes. After 12 years, Machhindra Nath again comes to the lady and asks, how her son was. The lady, ashamed, tells him the truth. The Guru goes to the pile of garbage and gives a loud call, “My son, come here”.  From the garbage rises a son of about 12 years. He is Gorak Nath. Machhindranath takes him away and gives him the deeksha (anointing him as his disciple) of Nath Sampradaay. ‘Go‘ means Earth and ‘rakh‘ means to protect. So Gorakh is one who is protected by Mother Earth.

The film (1940 version) was made by Arun Pictures and directed by Bhal G Pendharkar (Bhalchandra Gopal Pendharkar – 3-5-1897 to 28-11-1994). Born at Kolhapur, he was the son of King Shahu Maharaja’s court physician Dr. Gopal Pendharkar, and Radhabai. He was awarded Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1991, when he was 94 year old already. More about this illustrious film director some other time. Let us now talk about the film’s heroine Miss Leela.

Leela Chandragiri was born in Chikodi, a town near Kolhapur, in a singing family. She learnt singing from a very young age. The talent hunters of Prabhat film company found her and she was brought to Kolhapur. She was beautiful, tall and wheat complexioned. She made her debut in V Shantaram’s silent film ‘Uday Kaal’ in 1930. She did the role of Bhawani Devi, who blesses Shivaji and gives him the Bhawani talwar (sword). Leela became famous by acting in the grand silent film ‘Chandrasena’ (1931) of Prabhat films.

Leela’s first talkie film was ‘Jalti Nishani’ (1932), a bilingual in Hindi and Marathi (as ‘Agni Kankan’). The hero in this film was Master Vinayak. Leela had no problem in delivering Hindi/Urdu dialogues as she was fluent in both languages. She became the heartthrob of the audiences. Being from a singing family and trained, singing came naturally to her. She sang her own songs starting from her first talkie film itself. In 1933, she appeared in ‘Maya Machhindra’ (1933), in which her hero was Master Vinayak again. They worked together again in a Marathi film ‘Sinhgad’. Prabhat’s first coloured film ‘Sairandhri’ (1933) also featured her in the main role. The film was processed in Germany.

After this, Prabhat Films shifted to Poona, but Leela chose to stay back in Kolhapur and decided to work with Bhalji Pendharkar. They became attracted to each others and got married. Leela already had two children, a son, Jaysingh and a daughter,  Madhavi. Bhalji adopted both children and gave them father’s love. Even Bhalji had one son from his first marriage – Prabhakar. Later, when they built their own studio, it was given the name Jayprabha. It combined his two sons’ names – JAYsingh and PRABHAkar. Madhavi got married to the Marathi author Ranjit Desai. Madhavi also authored one book herself.

Miss Leela appeared in the following films –

  • Jalti Nishani (1932)
  • Maya Machhindra (1932)
  • Sairandhri (1933)
  • Akashwani (1934)
  • Kaal Koot (1935)
  • Kaliya Mardan (1935)
  • Raja Gopichand (1938)
  • Alakh Niranjan (1940)
  • Maharathi Karna (1944)
  • Swarna Bhoomi (1944)
  • Valmiki (1946), and
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji (1952).

She mostly worked in films directed or made by Bhalji Pendharkar only.  During the riots in 1948 (on account of  Gandhi ji’s assasination), their Jayprabha studio was burnt down, because Bhalji was a Brahmin. However, within few years he built it again. After Bhalji’s death the studio was purchased by Lata Mangeshkar.

During Miss Leela’s career, contemporary to her, there were 3 more actresses named Leela active in Hindi films. One was Leela Desai (daughter of a Gujarati father and a Bengali mother from Bihar. She was born in America.). The second was Leela Mishra – who became Leela mausi later on. The third one was Leela Sawant – essentially a stunt film actress who worked in master Bhagwan’s films.

The music of this film was by DP Korgaonkar aka K Datta (who is known for film ‘Badi Maa’ (1945) and songs of Noorjehan). The main role of Gorakhnath was done by B Nandrekar. Other actors were Chandrakant (father of well known Marathi/Hindi actor Vikram Gokhale), Raja Paranjape (who became a famous Marathi director in the 1950’s decade) and others. There were 8 songs in the film. 4 were sung by Miss Leela. Both the film as well as the singer Miss Leela are making their debut on the blog today.

[Author’s Note: Acknowledgements and thanks – The above write up refers to and has adapted material from ‘Beete Kal Ke Sitaare’ by Shri S Tamrakar, ‘Flashback’ by Isak Mujawar, Wikipedia, CITWF.com, MuVyz.com, Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, HFGK and my own notes.]

[Ed Note 1 : As I was noting the lyrics of this delightful song, I also noted that in this song, a lady is being teased by her friends. The lady is in the family way, carrying a child, and the friends are singing a song about it. The words and the phrases, as presented are so playful, so endearing, and at the same time, modest and innocent. The friends are singing of the progressing months in pregnancy, and how the lady is blossoming. Then when the time comes, she gives birth to a child. I do not remember hearing any other such song in HFM; maybe I am not aware. I can recall some songs that are sung by the husband wife couple who are expecting a child. The manner in which a group of friends are teasing an expectant mother – I think I am hearing for the first time. The wording is just so wonderful.

nanadi ne kheencha palla
boli kahaan hai lalla

Nanadi, the younger sister in law of the lady; she playfully pulls at her bhabhi’s palla and asks – o tell me, where is the child. The imagery created by these words and these lines is so wonderful. I would request other readers and friends to comment if there are other similar instances in the world of Hindi film songs.]

[Ed Note 2 : I request help from other readers with keener ears to help with one word marked as ?? in the lyrics below.]


Song – Gori. . . Laaj Ki Baat (Alakh Niranjan) (1940) Singer – Miss Leela, Unidentified Female Voice 2, Unidentified Female Voice 2, Lyrics – Pandit Anand Kumar, Music – DP Korgaonkar
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

gori . . .
laaj ki baat
gori . . . laaj ki baat
gori . . . laaj ki ba..aat
gori . . . laaj ki baat

munh se boli na jaat
munh se boli na jaat
munh se keh baithe aaj
munh se keh baithe aaj

gori
sej kyon na jaaye
gori sej kyon na jaaye
gori sej kyon na jaaye
gori sej kyon na jaaye

nanadi ne kheencha palla
nanadi ne kheencha palla
boli kahaan hai lalla
boli kahaan hai lalla
kaun ghar maara dallaa
kaun ghar maara dallaa
phooli na samaaye gori
gori
phooli na samaaye gori
gori
peeli pad jaaye gori
gori
peeli pad jaaye gori

beeta chhatwa maas suhaagan
beeta chhatwa maas suhaagan
hansat saatwaan chala mudit mann
hansat saatwaan chala mudit mann
sakhi aathvaan jaate jaate
sakhi aathvaan jaate jaate
khile bageeche phool uthe tan
khile bageeche phool uthe tan

navaa bade bhaagon se aaye
navaa bade bhaagon se aaye
laal janmaaye gori
gori
laal janmaaye gori

pyaare.. laal ki baat
pyaare.. laal ki baat
pyaare.. laal ki baat

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

गोरी॰॰॰
लाज की बात
गोरी॰॰॰ लाज की बात
गोरी॰॰॰ लाज की बा॰॰आत
गोरी॰॰॰ लाज की बात

मुंह से बोली ना जात
मुंह से बोली ना जात
मुंह से कह बैठे आज
मुंह से कह बैठे आज

गोरी
सेज क्यों ना जाये
गोरी सेज क्यों ना जाये
गोरी सेज क्यों ना जाये
गोरी सेज क्यों ना जाये

ननदी ने खींचा पल्ला
ननदी ने खींचा पल्ला
बोली कहाँ है लल्ला
बोली कहाँ है लल्ला
कौन घर मारा दल्ला
कौन घर मारा दल्ला
फूली ना समाये गोरी
गोरी
फूली ना समाये गोरी
पीली पड़ जाये गोरी
गोरी
पीली पड़ जाये गोरी
गोरी

बीटा छटवां मास सुहागन
बीटा छटवां मास सुहागन
हंसत सातवाँ चला मुदित मन
हंसत सातवाँ चला मुदित मन
सखी आठवाँ जाते जाते
सखी आठवाँ जाते जाते
खिले बगीचे फूल उठे तन
खिले बगीचे फूल उठे तन

नवां बड़े भागों से आया
नवां बड़े भागों से आया
लाल जनमाए गोरी
गोरी
लाल जनमाए गोरी

प्यारे॰॰॰ लाल की बात
प्यारे॰॰॰ लाल की बात
प्यारे॰॰॰ लाल की बात


What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over TWELVE years. This blog has over 16200 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2021) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

Total number of songs posts discussed

16244

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1252
Total Number of movies covered =4410

Total visits so far

  • 14,240,930 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,934 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Current Visitors

Historical dates

Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 4000 days.

Archives

Stumble

visitors whereabouts

blogadda

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
%d bloggers like this: