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Today’s song is from the film Panna-44. All the songs of this film were sung by Shamshad Begum for the film version, whereas records were issued in the voice of Rajkumari. The Blog already has 5 of the 8 songs posted. This is the 6th song from the film to appear in the blog.

Panna or Panna Daai is a famous name in Indian History. Panna Dai was a 16th-century nursemaid to Uday singh II, the fourth son of Maharana Sangram Singh. Her name, Panna means Emerald, and dai means a nurse in Hindi language. She had been given charge of young Udai Singh, breastfeeding him virtually from his birth in 1522, along with her own son Chandan (also known as Moti), who was of similar age and Udai’s playmate. When Udai Singh was attacked by his uncle Bbhanvir, Panna Dai sacrificed the life of her own son Chandan in order to save the life of Udai Singh.

However the title of this film Panna-44 is very misleading, because it is neither a Historical film nor a tear jerking social film. This was perhaps the First film of its kind- a spy thriller based on the story of Mata Hari ( appropriately Indianised ), the famous and mysterious Dutch female spy of the first World War. Mata Hari or Margaretta Zelle (7-8-1876 to 15-10-1917 ) was spying for Germany in France. She was caught and executed by firing squad in a Paris jail.

Those were the Second World War days and it was compulsory for the film makers to make at least one film on war propaganda, to qualify for the allotment of Raw Film at controlled rate. This film Panna-44 had the back ground of war propaganda. At the same time, it was a spy thriller, in which the Hero Jairaj-a CID Inspector puts up Geeta Nizami as a dancer on the road and stage ( paving way to songs and dances) and tries to get the details of enemy spies. Between them the Magic Password is Panna, hence the film name ! In the end when all the enemy spy network is busted the Hero and the Heroine get united.

Panna-44 was a film in which the Heroine Geeta Nizami made her Debut as a Heroine. Geeta’s original name was Rasheeda Begum. Initially, she took the name of Mohni, but after realising that there was another actress Mohna, already in films, she became Geeta and added Nizami to it. Another actress having such a Hybrid name was Mumtaz Shanti, in the same period.

In her first film Mann ki jeet-44, she acted and had a song and dance. The song was ” More jubna ka dekho ubhar ” sung by Zohrabai,written by Josh Malihabadi and composed by S.K.Pal. The dance Geeta did on this song was very sexy. She was shown emerging from a blooming Lotus and at that time she did such provocative actions that soon the song became the talk of the town. The then Bombay Government,led by Morarji Desai, promptly banned the song, but in the rest of India the song became very popular.

Geeta Nizami could not continue as a Heroine in films. She was lead actress in only one more film- Room No.9 (1946). The reason why she did not get more roles as a Heroine has been mentioned in a book by a well known author. According to this author, Geeta took a bath only once a week, smelt horribly and her head was full of Lice. No actor was ready to do a close up scene with her. ( I remember another actress of the early 60s- Kalpana, with same reputation. Shammi Kapoor was on record saying that Kalpana smelt very foul as she probably took bath only once a month. He had refused to work again with her in any film, after Professor-62.)

Geeta Nizami did just 13 films. Her last film was Ek tha Ladka-51. After this she migrated to Pakistan, got married and spent rest of her life as a housewife. She died on 28-4-2008.

The Music Director of this film was Mohd. Amir ali, who was the assistant to senior MD Rasheed Attre. In one interview, Rasheed Atre had said that he had composed almost all the songs, as a help to Amir Ali, who made his Debut as an independent music director with this film. Unfortunately, he died before the release of the film. The credits of the film mentioned his name as ” Late Amir Ali “.

Film Panna-44 was directed by Najam Naqvi. He was born on 11-4-1913, at Moradabad in U.P. His real name was Syed Najmul Hasan Naqvi. He was one of the ” Same Name Confusion ” artistes. He worked with Bombay Talkies as an assistant and as a Continuity Man. The star pair of Bombay Talkies film ” Jawani ki Hawa ” -35- Hero Najmul Hasan and Heroine Devika Rani ( wife of the owner-Himanshu Rai ) eloped to Calcutta and there was terrible commotion in the company.

The whole episode of elopement had become a matter of embarrassment for a ‘continuity man’ working in the same studio. His name too was Najmul Hasan. Because of the same name, this innocent chap -who had nothing to do with the elopement drama- had to suffer staring eyes and hush hush whisperings within the studio and the filmi circle.

He was working in Bombay Talkies doing odd jobs-continuity man and even as an actor in ‘Achhut kanya-36’. He was a very hardworking person. After this episode he changed his name to a shorter edition- Najam Naqvi. He worked in the Direction department and his first film as an independent Director was PUNARMILAN-1940.

He went on directing films like Raja Rani-42, Tasveer-43, Naya Tarana-43, Panna-44, Prithwiraj Sanyogita-46, Nateeja-47, Parayee Aag-48, Actress-48, Nirdosh-50, Rangili-52 and last film-Samrat-54.

In 1955, Najam Naqvi migrated to Pakistan and directed 7 films from Kunwari Bewa-56 to Payal Ki Jhankaar-66.
Najam Naqvi died on 26-1-82 at Lahore. Due to same name, many sites including IMDB mix up the filmography of these two artistes.
In today’s song and dance, you can see Geeta Nizami and others. Let us enjoy this Malaniya song, which is sung by Shamshad Begam. The record version of the song, sung by Rajkumari, is not available as of now.


Song- Le lo le lo Malaniya se haar (Panna)(1944) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics- Wali Saheb, MD- M Amir Ali

Lyrics

le lo le lo
malaniya se haar
haan
le lo le lo malaniya se
ghoonghat kaadhe thumak thumak maalan albeli aayi
ghoonghat kaadhe thumak thumak maalan albeli aayi
maalan albeli aayi
maalan albeli aayi
juhi chameli aur champa haaron mein goondh ke laayi
juhi chameli aur champa haaron mein goondh ke laayi
le lo le lo
malaniya se haar
haan
le lo le lo
malaniya se haar

mere phoolon mein raag
haan aan
meri kaliyon mein geet
haaan
mere gajron mein pyaar
mere gajron mein pyaar
mere haaron mein jeet
mere haaron mein jeet
inhen pahne to maan jaaye roothhi hui naar
inhe pahne to
haan inhen pahne to
inhen pahne to maan jaaye roothhi hui naar
le lo le lo
malaniya se haar
haan
le lo le lo
malaniya se haar

chanda ki kirnon mein taare piro ke ae ae
chanda ki
chanda ki kirnon mein taare piro ke
barkha ki rim jhim se
barkha ki rim jhim se
haan haan
kaliyon ko dho ke
main to haaron mein goonth laayi solah singaar
main to haaron mein
haan
main to haaron mein
main to haaron mein
haan main to haaron mein
main to haaron mein goonth laayi solah singaar
le lo le lo
haan haan lelo lelo
hmm hmm
le lo le lo malaniya se haar
haan
le lo le lo malaniya se haar
haan
le lo le lo malaniya se haar

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Another day, another milestone! Only the other day we were celebrating Kishore Kumar’s 1000th song on this blog. And now we have another milestone.

Some might say, this blog is beginning to deliver milestones like Virat Kohli or Ravichandran Ashwin do. 🙂
But who’s complaining? I, most certainly, am not! 🙂
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Today is the 14th of November, celebrated in India as Children’s Day.

This is a day that is remembered to mark the birthday of India’s first Prime Minister and one of India’s Founding Fathers, Jawaharlal Nehru. Since he was considered to be particularly close to children, the day is celebrated as Children’s Day.
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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.

Hullo to all of Atuldom

Today, 29th September happens to be the 84th birth anniversary of Mehmood Ali commonly known as Mehmood. In a career spanning four decades he acted in around 300 films. I am not sure how many songs in these 300 films where picturised on him and how many Mehmood songs our blog has! We don’t have a separate category of songs on Mehmood, like we have for Johnny Walker. The songs of these two actors were always very special. But I am sure there will be enough songs to take us through a life time if we stick to posting one song on his birth anniversary and one on the anniversary of his passing away. Of course there is nobody to stop us from breaking this rule and sneaking in a few extras, right?
[Editor Note: Request is noted for a category of Mehmood songs. 🙂 ]
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“Saajan” (1947) was directed by Kishore Sahu for Filmistan. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Rehana, Ranjeet Kumari, Ramesh gupta, Leela Mishra, S l Puri, Anant Prabhu, Satyanarayan, Samson, Haroon, Jagannath arora, S K Singh, Sindhu Suley, Suraiyya, Sarah, Juliet, Gulab Gupte etc in it.
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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.

Dushman (1971) was a movie starring the hit Jodi of the 70s viz. Rajesh Khanna- Mumtaz. It was the story of a convict who is given a punishment with a difference. His truck runs over a villager who is the only earning member of the family. The poor victim is responsible for his old parents, unmarried sister and his own family –wife and two kids. Now the judge gives the truck driver (Rajesh Khanna) a punishment to look after the family, their field etc. in the village he comes across a girl who shows bioscope shows to the children in and around the village. Falls in love with her. Tries to solve all the problems of the accident victims’ family etc. this is the story in brief.
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Entertaining Sales Pitch Songs – 10
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[Note of Apology: This write up has been in the making since two nights, including the “telephonic interview”.  Apologies that I was not able to post it before midnight yesterday. But then the thought comes – it is still 19th July somewhere in the world. Ah yes, our Khyati Ben in Los Angeles, USA,  is still working through the 19th.  So in a ‘relative’ way, this post is still on time. A brief summary of the celebration events covered herein – seventh anniversary for the blog, 11,300th song posted, and the completion of the planned ‘Entertaining Sales Pitch Songs’ series. Read on.]

[Note of Apology 2: With due apologies to Atul ji, for having taken some liberties in narrating certain aspects of his household.  I am very sure the permission towards these liberties are/will be granted, even though the same has not yet been formally requested 😉 ]

Einstein has said, and he must have been quoted on this many million times by now, that ‘time is relative’. There are a variety of different explanations and discourses on this single statement, depending on the perspective or the branch of science or maths, or for that matter, any other subject, that one is considering. There is a very interesting anecdote connected with this statement. Once a newspaper reporter asked Einstein to explain in simple terms, what is the meaning of the phrase ‘time is relative’.  And Einstein, without going into any mathematical or philosophical explanations, gave the following response.  He said – consider the situation when someone is holding your feet to the fire.  In such a circumstance, a passage of even 5 seconds would seem as if an hour has passed. Then again, think of a situation, when you are sitting and talking ‘sweet nothings’ with your beloved.  Then, after an hour has passed, it would seem to you as if just maybe five minutes have gone by.  That is what makes time relative. 🙂
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“Ab Dilli Door Nahin”(1957) was produced by Raj Kapoor and directed by Amar Kumar for R K Films. The movie had Romi, Motilal, Sulochana Latkar, Yakub, Anwar Hussain, Nand Kishore, Jagdeep, Brij Sharma, C.S.Dubey, Shivaji Rathore, Manohar Gir, Om Prakash, Mohan Choti, Suraj Prakash, Baby Chand aka Nazima, Amjad(later to become the famous villain Amjad Khan), Pappu, Ghansham, Ram Kumar, Tillu, Chandan Mukherji with Guest Artistes viz Iftikhar, Hari Shivdasani, Bhudo Adwani, Nana Palsikar,Bhupendra Kapur etc. in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Entertaining Sales Pitch Songs – 9
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aao aao
laal paan ki begum
do ka chaar banaayenga, chaar ka aath banaayengaa

As promised, here is a very unique sales pitch song.  And very entertaining too, very fast paced – as fast paced as the real life protagonists who run these roadside trick business.  Yes, quick gambling – very quick, very dirty.  An innocent participant will always part with his money.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

Entertaining Sales Pitch Songs – 8
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दुनिया के बाज़ार में सब कुछ बिकता है, भगवान भी ।
(In this marketplace of the world, everything sells, even God.)

Here we have a small child who is selling God.  Well, not exactly.  He is selling small clay figurines of various Hindu Gods. This scenario is not unique to our country or this religion.  In every society across the globe, wherever there is a worship of a personal God with a form, one can witness such vendors who sell the prevalent and the accepted images of the Almighty.  Even in religions and faiths where the worship is of a formless God, and it is not possible to create images of Him, we have an abstract representation in form of words and scripts that replace the image. The concept and this need of the human mind to relate to a God like entity is and has been a powerful driving force for people across the ages and across the continents. Whatever may be the belief system, one will always find symbols or tokens or images or words, available to be purchased, for a price, at centers of worship and pilgrimage.
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