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Blog Day : 4137 Post No. : 15296

Today’s song is from the film Maya Bazar-49.

There can not be a single person in India who does not know stories from Ramayan and Mahabharat. Whether the person is educated or uneducated, belonging to any religion or Caste, knows about these Epics. People other than Hindus, may not know much, but every Hindu knows Ramayan and Mahabharat stories.

We have heard and read various stories from these Epics, which were written several thousand years ago. The Mahabharat, which is approximately four times bigger than Ramayana has stories which are full of Adventure, Human qualities and Magic. These stories are more interesting than Ramayana stories, anyday.

The very fact that these Epics are age old, is also the cause of many newer stories getting added to the original ‘ Historical Document ‘ over several generations. Some highly imaginative and enterprising playwright of Yore created a new character in Mahabharat. This was supposed to be the daughter of Balram, the elder brother of Shri Krishna, and got her married to the son of Arjuna, in a very thrilling way. In the original epic, she is non-existent.

This first started in Maharashtra, where stage dramas were very popular. Different drama companies gave the imaginary daughter different names, to prove that their story was authentic. Thus two names- Surekha and Vatsala came into the stories for this fictitious character. Addition of Krishna and a Rakshas- Ghatotkach also added the required humour and magic. These dramas became very popular.

When Silent film era began, the then famous Maharashtra Film company of Kolhapur, belonging to Baburao Painter, made not one, but three silent films on this story. The first film was Vatsala Haran-1919, the second was Surekha-Abhimanyu alias Surekha Haran-1921 and the third film was Maya Bazar alias Vatsala Haran-1923.

The South was not to lag behind. They too staged dramas on this story, but the name of the daughter was changed to Sasirekha, to claim that their story was the original.The famous ” Surabhi Drama Troupe” of south made the play- one of the most crowd pulling popular show. In south a silent film on this story was made as ” Maya Bazar”-1925.

When the Talkie films started in 1931, in the very next year, film ” Maya Bazar”-32 was made by Sagar Movietone. Subsequently, movies on this title were made in 1949, 1958, 1971, and 1984 also. The south made a Talkie film Maya Bazar in 1936 with a title ‘ Sasirekha Parinay’, because Surekha/Vatsala was known as Sasirekha in south. However, one of the best ever films on this story was made by Vijay Vauhini Studios, Madras as ” Maya Bazar” in 1957 in Telugu and Tamil. The Kannada version- as dubbed film- came in 1958. This film was on Top in the list ” 100 greatest films made in India “, by CNN-IBN, for the period of 100 years-1913 to 2013. I have seen this wonderful film and enjoyed it thoroughly.

Our today’s film Maya Bazar-(Vatsala Haran)-49 was made by Manik Studios, Bombay. All songs of this film as well as the story and screenplay was done by Pt. Mukhram Sharma and the music was by Sudhir Phadke. The film was made Bilingual-in Hindi and Marathi. The cast was Durga Khote, Shahu Modak, Baby Shakuntala, Balakram, Kusum Deshpande and Vasant Thengadi ( they were Husband-wife pair in real life), Ganpatrao Bakre (one time a famous, popular and handsome Hero of silent films), Usha Marathe ( she changed her name to Usha Kiran and became famous in Hindi and Marathi films,later on), Master Chhotu etc.etc.

The film was directed by Datta Dharmadhikari. This was his first independent film as a director. Earlier he had joined Raja Nene for directing film Shadi se pehle-47. Datta Dharmadhikari was born on 2-12-1913 at Kolhapur in a lower middle class family. He studied up to Matriculation and started working in various film studios of Kolhapur. He first worked with Baburao pendharkar and then joined Prabhat. He learnt from almost every department of film making, except the Music department. He even acted a small role in film Sant Gyaneshwar -40, a bilingual in Marathi and Hindi. Having worked as an assistant director, he became joint Director with Raja Nene for film ‘Shadi se pehle ‘-47. Simultaneously, he directed some very successful films in Marathi.

He established his own production company “Alhad Chitra “. Alhad ( means joy ) was his son, who worked as a child artiste in all his films- Hindi and Marathi.Datta re-made some of his successful Marathi films in Hindi, like Nanhe Munne-52 ( Chimni Pakhare in Marathi), Mahatma-53 in 3 Languages- Marathi, Hindi and English and Suhagan-54 ( Suwasini in Marathi ).

When he produced film Mahatma-53 in Hindi and Marathi with an English version,he lost heavily and was forced to sell everything he had. Things were so bad that his wife had to cook Tiffins for people to run the house. However Datta came out of this all. He started accepting Directorial work from other producers, both in Marathi and Hindi. His last film was in 1982. Datta Dharmadhikari died on 30-12-1982.

He directed 21 Marathi and 11 Hindi films. His films in Hindi are Shadi se pehle-47, Maya Bazar-49, Nanhe Munne-52, Mahatma-53, Bhagyawan-53, Savdhan-54, Sudarshan Chakra-56, Deep jalta rahe-59, Subhadra Haran-64, Mujhe seene se lagaa lo-69 and last film Daulat ka Nasha-82. He gave break to a pair of Composers- Vasant-Ramchandra ( Vasant Pawar and Ramchandra Wadhavkar ) for 5 of his films in Hindi, but they could not get any work from other banners and their career in Hindi, as a pair, ended with these 5 films only.

The story of film Maya Bazar-49 was….

Subhadra (the sister of Balarama and Krishna) marries a Pandava- Arjuna. Their son Abhimanyu falls in love with Balarama’s daughter, Vatsala. The families consent to their marrying when they reach adulthood. When Abhimanyu and Vatsala have grown up, Krishna introduces them to each other. One day, the Pandavas are invited by Duryodhana, the eldest of the Kauravas to join in a game of dice. Duryodhana’s uncle, Shakuni, manipulates the results of the game, thereby costing the Pandavas their wealth, their liberty and their wife Draupadi. Duryodhana’s brother, Dushasana, attempts to disrobe Draupadi. He is seen by Krishna, who, furious, comes to her rescue.
On hearing what happened to the Pandavas, Balarama decides to teach the Kauravas a lesson and travels to their capital Hastinapuram. Shakuni and Duryodhana approach Balarama with an insincere respectful manner, then seek his approval of a marriage between Vatsala and Duryodhana’s son Lakshmana Kumara. Their true goal is to force Balarama and Krishna to support them if the Pandavas wage war. Unaware of their real intentions, Balarama agrees to the marriage.

Because of the ruined financial state of Pandavas, Balarama’s wife, Revati, refuses to honour her commitment to marry Vatsala and Abhimanyu and expresses her support for the alliance with the Kauravas. Krishna, who is aware of Duryodhana and Shakuni’s real intentions, orders his charioteer Daaruka to take Subhadra and Abhimanyu through the forests to Ghatotkacha’s hermitage.

Ghatotkacha, who happens to be Abhimanyu’s brother, at first thinks they are intruders in his forest and attacks them but later apologises for the misunderstanding. When Subhadra explains the change in the marriage arrangements, Ghatotkacha decides to wage war against both the Kauravas and Balarama. At the urging of his mother, Hidimbi, and Subhadra, Ghatotkacha abandons his plans and is advised instead to try some trickery in Dwaraka.

With the knowledge of Krishna and Vatsala’s servant, he carries the sleeping Vatsala in her bed from Dwaraka, and flies to his hermitage. Assuming Vatsala’s form, he returns to Dwaraka and, with the help of his assistants, wreaks havoc on her wedding to Lakshmana Kumara, preventing the marriage from being carried out.

With the help of assistants, Ghatotkacha creates a magical town consisting of an illusory marketplace and palace. He names the town Mayabazar and invites the Kauravas to stay there. Assistants introduce themselves to the Kauravas as servants appointed by Balarama to look after them. They manage to trick Shakuni’s lackeys. Ghatotkacha (in Vatsala’s form) makes Duryodhana’s wife rethink the marriage arrangement and teases Lakshmana Kumara. He plans the wedding of the real Vatsala and Abhimanyu in his hermitage which is attended by Krishna. Using his divine powers, Krishna also attends as a guest for the marriage taking place in the Mayabazar.

On the wedding day, Ghatotkacha appears before Lakshmana Kumara in various tantalising forms while, at the hermitage, Vatsala marries Abhimanyu. When Shakuni discovers what has really happened, he blames Krishna. Satyaki, Arjuna’s disciple, asks Shakuni to speak standing on a magical box. He proceeds to stand on the box, which makes him involuntarily explain the Kauravas’ real intentions behind the marriage proposal. Ghatotkacha then reveals his identity. After humiliating the Kauravas, Ghatotkacha sends them back to Hastinapur. Vatsala’s parents accept her marriage. They thank Ghatotkacha, who credits Krishna as the mastermind behind everything, including Abhimanyu and Vatsala’s marriage. ( just for information…. this Laxman Kumar is killed by Abhimanyu on the 13th day of the Mahabharat war).

Today’s song is a ‘Sales Pitch’ song- one of the earliest in its category. The singer is Sudhir Phadke, whose voice is so fresh. This was the first Hindi film, in which he sang a song. Same year he also sang in film Sant Janabai-49. That way, this is a rare song. Thanks to Sadanand kamath ji, who uploaded this song on my request.

(I also thank book “Silent Cinema” by Dr. R K Varma, baklol.com and The Hindu article of 30-4-2015 on this film, for information used herein.)


Song-Phatey puraane kapde phenko naye naye tum le lo (Maaya Baazaar)(1949) Singer- Sudhir Phadke, Lyrics- Pt Mukhram Sharma, MD- Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics

Ho o
Nagarvasiyon suno
dhyaan de kar suno
aisa swarn awsar phir kabhi haath na aayega
puraana do
naya lo
puraana
do naya lo

phate puraane kapde phenko
phate puraane kapde phenko
naye naye tum le lo
naye naye tum le lo
gaya samay phir haath na aaye
soch rahe kya le lo
soch rahe kya le lo
soch rahe kya le lo
makhmal pahno
resham pahno
mor mukut peetaambar pahno
maile chithhde phenko phenko o
maile chithhde phenko phenko
naye naye tum le lo
naye naye tum le lo
soch rahe kya le lo
aasmaani ?? chunariyaan
indrdhanush ki lagi chunariyaan
lagi chunariyaan
angiya mein hain chaand sitaare
aawo
le lo
le lo
aao le lo le lo
aao le lo le lo
soch rahe kya le lo
saadi le lo
hanse jawaani
hanse jawaani
hanse jawaani
phoohad pahne
bane sayaani
bane sayaani
bane sayaani
dhaani dhaani jaali waali
kaali peeli choli le lo
le lo
le lo le lo
aao le lo le lo
aao le lo le lo
soch rahe kya le lo
toote phoote bartan phenko
nakkaashi ke bartan dekho
toote phoote bartan phenko
nakkaashi ke bartan dekho
daan dharm ki lagin dukaanen
lagin dukaanen

daan dharm ki lagin dukaanen
lagin dukaanen
lagin dukaanen
muft maal hai le lo
muft maal hai le lo
soch rahe kya le lo
maanik moti heere pehno
ratan jadaau gehne pehno
maanik moti heere pehno
ratan jadaau gehne pehno
Laxmi ka bhandar khula hai
Laxmi ka bhandar khula hai
nagarwaasiyon aao le lo
nagarwaasiyon aao le lo
le lo le lo
le lo le lo
le lo le lo
le lo le lo
le lo le lo
le lo le lo
le lo le lo
le lo le lo
le lo le lo
le lo le lo
le lo le lo

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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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 : 3698 Post No. : 14615

1958 Film Suvarna Sundari was Produced by Anjali Pictures, Madras (now Chennai) and Directed by B Raghavaiyah was a Hit picture, coming from South, having a huge star cast including Anjali Devi, Shyama, Daizy Irani, Saroja Devi, Agha, Mukri, Dhumaal, Randhir, Bipin Gupta, Niranjan Sharma, Sachin Shankar, Kamaljit, Sapru, Gummadi, Vishwanath, Chaudhury, Radhakishan, Piketi etc.

According to HFGK, it had 14 songs, all written by Bharat Vyas with Music by Adi Narayan Rao, assisted by Satyam Munnuswami and TV Raju.

Only two songs:

1. Kuhu Kuhu Bole Koyalita – Lata Rafi Duet

2. Mujhe Naa Bulaa – Lata Solo

have been included in our Sureela Musical Blog up till now and this, a Lata Solo, is the third addition.

There were nine songs by Lataji (Solo and duets) in this film and this one is the third song on our Blog

It is an obvious Sales pitch song, with the seller, Anjali Devi selling toys on the street and is surrounded by many children.


Song-Le Lo Ji Le Lo Gudiya(Suvarna Sundari)(1958) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, Music-Adi Narayan Rao

Lyrics

ho o o o o oo
ho o o o ooo

le lo ji le lo gudiya aa aa
jaadu ki hai yeh pudiya aa aa
chhajje pe khadi khadi
naache yeh ghadi ghadi
khhan khhan bajaaye choodiyaan
hoo ooo
le lo ji le lo gudiya aa aa
jaadu ki hai yeh pudiya aa aa
chhajje pe khadi khadi
naache yeh ghadi ghadi
khhan khhan bajaaye choodiyaan
hoo ooo
le lo ji le lo gudiya

ho ooo
o ladke kyun jiya tera dhadke
khada hai kyun akad ke
kya paisa tu laaya re
jeb khaali soorat hai niraali
bana re tu mavaali
kyun man bharmaaya re
meri gudiya chhabeeli rangeeli badi
dekho pahne huye motiyon ki ladi
mujhe duniyaa mein sabse ye mahangi padi
gori gori
gori gori kamar mein bandhi dori
dulhan naache chhori
dhinak dhin dha
ho ooo oo
le lo ji le lo ji gudiya

nanhi munhi idhar udhar thumak thumak dole
gori mori ghoonghat ka pat khole re naa khole
hoy nanhi munhi idhar udhar thumak thumak dole
gori mori ghoonghat ka pat khole re naa khole
laaj aaye ri yeh laajwanti badi
phool se halki hai yeh meri phuljhadi
dekho parde mein mukhda chhupaaye khadi
dheere dheere
dheere dheere baabuji munh chhupaana
nazar na lagaana
naazuk gudiya
hoo ooo
le lo ji le lo gudiya
jaadu ki hai yeh pudiya aa aa
chhajje pe khadi khadi
naache yeh ghadi ghadi
khhan khhan bajaaye chudiya
hoo ooo
le lo ji le lo gudiya

aaa aaaa aaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa aaa
aa aaaa aaa aaa


This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3613 Post No. : 14406

“Amardeep” was a movie that was made by Shivaji Productions and directed by T. Prakash Rao in 1958. It was a remake of the Tamil “Amara Deepam” (1956) which also directed by T. Prakash Rao; which itself was a remake of the 1942 English film “Random Harvest” which was based on the novel of the same name by James Hilton. There was also a Bengali movie in 1957 “Harano Sur” on the same story. (all this information is thanks to Wikipedia) So that means there were audiences for this kind of sentimental stories.

The Tamil and Hindi versions had Padmini playing the character of Roopa who takes care of the hero- Dev Anand in Hindi and Shivaji Ganesan in Tamil- after he meets with an accident and forgets his past with Vyjayantimala (in Hindi) and Savitri (in Tamil). I had heard from my dad that he had seen the movie at the time of its release -first day first show and when the Tamil version released in a morning show (that was the name for the 9 or 10 A.M. show) he saw that too. I don’t remember what his review of the movie was but he had told me that the Hindi movie had 12 songs in it; the most popular one being “dekh humein awaaz na dena o bedard zamaane” having two versions.

Before I wrote this post, I sat through the movie. A decent movie, not exactly a tear-jerker but full of emotions on the part of the central characters. Plus, we have Pran putting in an act of possessive and hot- tempered “mangetar” (fiancé) of Vyjayantimala. So, there is scope for little fisticuffs at the climax. Then we also are surprised by the fact that the heroines are sisters who are separated in their childhood as the father gives away the younger daughter for cash to a wealthy man so that he can treat his sick elder daughter. And when the sisters, who are in love with the same man realise this, the elder one sacrifices her love and conveniently comes in the way when Pran fires at Dev Anand. There is a strained comedy track involving Johnny Walker and Mukri (which we could have done without). I hope this gives a brief idea about what the movie was all about. ??

There was one more reason for me to sit through this movie. I was trying to locate a song and its relevance in the movie. The song if it had ever been shot should have appeared here at 43:35 or thereabouts of the movie as we can see Dev and Vyjayantimala roaming around a mela and she has got some balloons in her hand. I was also trying to get the balloons (gubbaare) as it is the birthday of a keen follower of the blog. We also call him our in-house encyclopedia. Our dear Shri. Arunkumar Deshmukh turns a year younger today(9 june 2018).

Wishing him a musical journey with us forever with this song by a singer- music composer about whom he has provided us vast information. Rajinder Kishan is the lyricist. It has an “Eena meena deka” feel to it. Specially the opening and interlude music piece. I would love to know if it was ever picturised, if so on whom and if not why such a lively song was left out of the movie, it would have lightened the proceedings.


Song-Le lo le lo gubbaare (Amardeep)(1958) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

le
lo
arre le lo le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare
le lo le lo
lelo gubbaare lelo
rang birange pyaare saare
rangbirange pyaare saare
le lo le lo lelo lelo gubbaare

sukde ko patle
arre phoole ko mote
darshan bhaari naam hai chhote
kaliyon se halke lelo
phoolon se pyaare lelo
rang birange pyaare pyaare
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
le
lo
le lo
le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare

neele
are peele
hai neele peele hare gulaabi
jhoome hawa mein jaise sharaabi
dole talab mein dole
saaqi ke dwaare dole
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
le
lo
le lo le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare

baba bhi khele
aur baby bhi khele
jodi salaamat o baabu lele
chamke tumhaari waah waah
ulfat ke taare wah wah
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
rangbirange pyaare pyaare
le
lo
le lo le lo
lelo lelo gubbaare aeeeee


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Blog Day : 3491 Post No. : 14025

“Sansaar”(1971) was directed by Dilip Bose for Deluxe Films, Bombay. The movie had Navin Nischhol, Anupama, Nirupa Roy, Abhi Bhattacharya, Jayshree T, Bipin Gupta, Krishna Dhawan, Mohan Choti, Meena T, Chandrima Bhaduri, Asit Sen, Chaman Puri, Jankidas, Mridula, Master Satyajit, Baldev Khosa (New Discovery) etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Sansaar”(1971) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Picturisation shows a kid (Master Satyajit ?) missing his school classes and selling toys on streets to earn a living and help his mother (Nirupa Roy) who is ill. His mother of course has no idea and she is informed by the schoolmates of her son that he is not attending school. The picturisation also shows Navin Nischol who is trying on concentrate on something else but the sales pitch song manages to get him distracted.

I have not seen the movie and I have little idea about the background of this song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on what is happening in the picturisation.


Song-Mere baabu khilaune le jaa (Sansaar)(1971) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

mere baabu khilaune leja
mere baabu khilaune leja
tere nanhe munne khelenge
ho tere nanhe munne khelenge
mere baabu khilaune leja
tere nanhe munne khelenge
haan tere nanhe munne khelenge

pankh waala ghoda
ye chidiyon ka joda
ye natkhat gudiya kaanch ki
pankh waala ghoda
ye chidiyon ka joda
ye natkhat gudiya kaanch ki
haath waala baaja
ye moonchh waala raaja
har ek shai aane paanch ki
ye gandhi ye gautam
ye shyaam salona leja
tere nanhe munne khelenge
ho tere nanhe munne khelenge

naach uthhe bachche khilaune aise achche
main bechoon beech baazaar ke
naach uthhe bachche khilaune aise achche
main bechoon beech baazaar ke
ek bachcha beche aur ek bachcha khele
ajab dhang is sansaar ke
mere baabu mere raaja
sab aune paune leja
tere nanhe munne khelenge
haan tere nanhe munne khelenge

bhaag laaye aisa ke paas nahin paisa
kate hain din faake jhel ke
bhaag laaye aisa ke paas nahin paisa
kate hain din faake jhel ke
maal bike baabu to pet pale baabu
hamen kya lena khel ke
nirdhan ke baalak se sab khel khilaune leja
tere nanhe munne khelenge
ho tere nanhe munne khelenge
mere baabu khilaune leja
tere nanhe munne khelenge
haan tere nanhe munne khelenge


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3488 Post No. : 14009

In the early 1970s in Mumbai, it was quite common to see Pathan moneylenders standing outside the gates of the factories, mills, railway workshops and even some of the Government offices. Pathan moneylenders used to lend money at high interest rates, mostly to workers and subordinate staff who were in perpetual need of money. I had frequently watched them standing outside the main gate of my office, normally in pair, during the first week of every month. Their operations were always discreet without inviting any attention from the passers-by except that their distinct dress and caps would identify them to be the Pathans.

I had got the first hand information on the modus operandi of the Pathan moneylenders from one of my subordinate staff who was perpetually indebted to them. On the salary day, they would be present at the gate at the start of the office, at lunch time and the office closing time. If a borrower is not able to pay the monthly interest/principal amount, he would try to avoid the Pathans by not going out of the office during lunch time, would leave the office well before the closing time or leave late. But the network of the Pathans was so large that they would eventually catch the defaulters and get at least the interest amount by their discreet strong arm methods.

Their other occupation, that I have seen during my early years in the office, was selling dry fruits on the footpath. The Pathan would generally come around lunch time to sell the dry fruits near the gates of the office. He would continuously give high pitch commentaries describing the  quality of dry fruits and revealing the benefits of consuming dry fruits. Some passers-by would stand and watch the proceedings. Amongst these bystanders I suspected that a few of Pathans’ cronies would have themselves bought few items of dry fruits to create an aura of the demand for his dry fruits.

When the things which I described above became common, the Hindi films took cognizance of such activities which normally culminate into fun songs. For example, note the second stanza of the immortal song Din Hai Suhaana Aaj Pahli Taarikh Hai in which lalaji (generally refers to money lending Pathans) is waiting for his client to repay his loan:

kis ne pukaara ruk gaya baabu
lalaji ki jaan aaj aaya hai kaabu
o paisa zara laana
laana laana
o paisa zara laana
aaj pahli taarikh hai
khush hai zamaana aaj pahli taarikh hai

Similarly, in the song Mera Naam Abdul Rehman, Pistaawala Main Hoon Pathan from ‘Bhai Bhai’ (1956), the second stanza of the song has the following lines:

leo ji bhai saab hamaara pistaa bahut achhaa
leo ji mem saab hamaara pistaa nahi kachchaa
leo ji saab log khaayegaa aap ka baal bachchaa
khaa ke dekho very very good mera charoli baadaam pista

Very recently, I came across a similarly worded stanza in sales pitch song from the 1939 film ‘Hero No. 1’. The song is ‘Leu Ji Memsaab Hamaara Pista Bahut Achhaa’. The song is sung by actor-singer  Shyam Sundar (Sr.) on the words of Pandit Anuj, is set to music by Lallubhai Nayak. The actor-singer Shyam Sundar is not to be confused with the music director Shyam Sundar. As per his filmography, Shyam Sundar (Sr.) started his career as actor with ‘Sakhi Lutera’ (1934). He worked in over 30 films – overwhelmingly during 1930s and 40s. He has sung about 20 songs on himself in the films. It is apparent that his voice is feminist. Had I not seen his videos of the songs from ‘Hunterwali Ki Beti’ (1943), I would have assumed him to be a female singer.

So the inspiration for the second stanza of the song from ‘Bhai Bhai’ (1956) referred to above was the song under discussion which came out 15 years earlier of ‘Bhai Bhai’ (1956). I guess, Pandit Anuj may have got the inspiration for the lyrics by actually observing a Pathan selling dry fruits with his sales pitch.

‘Hero No.1’ was produced by Vijay Bhatt under the banner of Prakash Pictures and was directed by Balwant Bhatt. This action film had the cast of Jayant, Gulab, Umakant, Shirin, Lallubhai Nayak, Faizi, Munshi Khanjar, Bholaram, Ranjit, Shyam Sundar etc. There were 7 songs in the film.

With this song, the film ‘Hero No.1 (1939) makes a debut in the Blog.

[Ed Note: ‘Charoli’ is also a dry fruit. It is known by other names as ‘chironji’ or ‘chirongi’. Its English name is almondette.]


Song – Leu Ji Memsaab Hamaara Pista Bahut Achha (Hero No. 1) (1939) Singer – Shyam Sundar (Sr), Lyrics – Pandit Anuj (aka Sampatlal Shrivastav Anuj), MD – Lallubhai Nayak
Unidentified Female Voice

Lyrics

leuji memsaab
hamaara pistaa bahut achhaa
leuji saab log
hamaara pistaa nahi kachchaa
leuji memsaab
khaayega aap ka baal bachchaa
kha ke dekho very very good
meraa charoli badaam pistaa
 
banaa chatpata aalishaan
boodha kha ke hoye jawaan
banaa chatpata aalishaan
boodha kha ke hoye jawaan
khaanewaale kaa gaal hota laal. . . fauran
khaanewaale kaa gaal hota laal. . . fauran
leuji memsaab
hamaara pistaa bahut achhaa
leuji saab log
hamaara pistaa nahi kachchaa
leuji memsaab
khhaayega aap kaa baal bachchaa
khaa ke dekho very very good
mera charoli badaam pistaa
 
majedaar meri kismiss
majedaar meri kismiss
boodhi khaa ke ho jaaye miss
boodhi khaa ke ho jaaye miss
chintayen hoti dismiss. . . fauran
chintayen hoti dismiss. . . fauran

ae chokra
jara uppar aao

aaya memsaab

leuji memsaab
hamaara pista bahut achhaa
leuji saab log
hamaara pista nahi kachchaa
leuji memsaab
khaayega aap kaa baal bachchaa
khaa ke dekho very very good
mera charoli badaam pistaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लेउ जी मेमसाब
हमारा पिस्ता बहॉत आच्छा
लेउ जी साब लोग
हमारा पिस्ता नाहीं काच्चा
लेउ जी मेमसाब
खाएगा आपका बाल बच्चा
खा के देखो वेरी वेरी गुड
मेरा चारोली बादाम पिस्ता

बना चटपटा आलीशान
बूढ़ा खा के होए जवान
बना चटपटा आलीशान
बूढ़ा खा के होए जवान
खानेवाले के गाल होता लाल॰॰॰ फौरन
खानेवाले के गाल होता लाल॰॰॰ फौरन
लेउ जी मेमसाब
हमारा पिस्ता बहॉत आच्छा
लेउ जी साब लोग
हमारा पिस्ता नाहीं काच्चा
लेउ जी मेमसाब
खाएगा आपका बाल बच्चा
खा के देखो वेरी वेरी गुड
मेरा चारोली बादाम पिस्ता

मजेदार मेरा किस्समिस्स
मजेदार मेरा किस्समिस्स
बूढ़ी खा के हो जाये मिस्स
बूढ़ी खा के हो जाये मिस्स
चिंताएँ होतीं डिस्समिस्स॰॰॰ फौरन
चिंताएँ होतीं डिस्समिस्स॰॰॰ फौरन

ए छोकरा
जरा ऊपर आओ

आया मेमसाब

लेउ जी मेमसाब
हमारा पिस्ता बहॉत आच्छा
लेउ जी साब लोग
हमारा पिस्ता नाहीं काच्चा
लेउ जी मेमसाब
खाएगा आपका बाल बच्चा
खा के देखो वेरी वेरी गुड
मेरा चारोली बादाम पिस्ता


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 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 : 3483 Post No. : 13992

“Zindagi Zindagi” (censored on August 19th 1972) starred Ashok Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Farida Jalal, Ramesh Deo, Anwar Husain, supported by Shyama, Jalal Agha, Master Tito, Chaya Devi, Gajanan Jagirdar etc. Music was by Sachin Deb Burman who led the list of playback singers (the song with the titles is in the voice of Sachinda and Anand Bakshi was the lyricist. The other playback singers were Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and Lata Mangeshkar. Producer was Nariman A. Irani and A.P. Sharma and director was Tapan Sinha.

The movie (what little I saw of it) is based in a village where there is a hospital of which Sunil Dutt is a doctor and revolves around the life of the villagers and casteism. Ramesh Deo played Choudhury Ramprasad’s vagabond son. Today’s song has him {Ramesh Deo} lip-sync in the voice of Manna Dey through the lanes of the village and making politician-type promises of sadak (road), school, railgaadi (train), pul (bridge) etc. all in one breath.

Possibly the first movie in which I made note of an actor called Ramesh Deo was Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s “Anand”;that too not when the movie was released (I was a toddler at that time) but when I saw it on Doordarshan.

Then subsequently I saw him in “Jeevan Mrityu” (on tv of course) which came before “Anand” and other movies like “Khilona” “Lakhon mein ek” “Dus Lakh” and numerous other movies. He mostly played characters that were grey or completely negative, though occasionally he played a lovable friend as in “Shikar” or “Anand” or “Rampur Ka Laxman” “Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka” etc.

Now why am I talking about Ramesh Deo ? Because he turns a year older today (30 january 2018). He turns 89 today-unbelievable that he has been around for so long. He made his debut in Marathi films in 1951/52 and his Hindi debut was in the 1962 Rajshri Productions movie “Aarti”. Recently (meaning 2-3 years back) I saw him on some Marathi channel where they were felicitating him on his long innings in the film world- Marathi and Hindi. They also showed footage of his contribution to the industry and then it dawned on me that he has produced feature films, television serials, ad films etc. He is active even now as can be seen in the surf excel ad which has him play an adoring grandpa with Vidya Sinha as the grandma https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiHhHKE_iMI . Ramesh Deo’s family is into entertaining the world- his wife is actress Seema Deo and sons Ajinkya- an actor and Abhinay- a director of movies, ads and television serials.

Honestly speaking I landed on a song mouthed by Ramesh Deo by accident. In the long time that he has spent in movie (almost 250 Hindi movies) the number of times he has sung songs on screen can be counted on one’s fingers. This is one such song that reminds me of “woh jhootha hai vote na usko dena” from “Namak Haram” though here it looks like he is making false promises. 🙂


Song-Kaun sachcha hai kaun jhoothha hai (Zindagi Zindagi)(1972) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-S D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

kaun sachcha hai
aur kaun jhootha hai
pehle ye jaan lo
phir apna vote do
haan ji
kaun sachcha hai
kaun jhootha hai
pehle ye jaan lo
phir apna vote do

arrey haan
jaan lo
pehchaan lo
phir apna vote do o o
kaun sachcha hai
kaun jhootha hai
pehle ye jaan lo
phir apna vote do

hum janta ke
sevak hain ji
ham janta ke sevak hain
ham karte hain sewa
woh janta ke
dushman hain ji
woh janta ke dushman hain
woh khaate hain mewa
(giggle)
dhokha na khaana
zamaana bura hai
munh mein hai raam naam
aur bagal mein
chhura hai
jaan lo pehchaan lo
phir apna vote do o o
kaun sachcha
hai
aur kaun jhootha
hai
are haaan
pehle ye jaan lo
phir apna vote do
kaun sachcha

hai
kaun jhootha
hai
pehle ye jaan lo
phir apna vote do

ram prasad
jai jai
ram prasad
jai jai
loknath
haay haay
loknath
hay haay

iss chhote se gaanv ko hum sheher banaayenge
aur bail gaadi ke badle railgaadi chalaayenge
gaadi chalayenge ji
gaadi chalayenge

aur school banaayenge
pul banaayenge
aspataal banaayenge
pakka waada hai
pakki sadak bhi banaayenge
jai jai ramprasad
mera kehna maan lo
phir apna vote do
kaun sachcha hai
aur kaun jhootha hai
pehle ye jaan lo
phir apna vote do


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