Advertisements

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

Archive for the ‘Saraswati Rane Songs’ 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 :

4002 Post No. : 15103 Movie Count :

4147

Today’s song is from film ‘Jeena Seekho’ (1946). The film was made by Prabhakar Pictures, Bombay, which belonged to Bhalji Pendharkar, the elder brother of Baburaao Pendharkar – the hero of this film. Pendharkar brothers were quite big names in Maharashtra for film making. In fact, the whole clan of Pendharkar was connected with other famous people from film line, like Master Vinayak and V.Shantaram. Let us see how.

Bhal ji Pendharkar (Bhalchandra Gopal Pendharkar) was the son of Dr.Gopal Pendharkar, the Royal Physician of Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur state and his partner Radhabai. Dr. Gopal was already married to another lady. This couple gave birth to Bhalji and Baburao Pendharkar. Their mother Radhabai left Dr. Gopal Pendharkar and married Damodar Karnataki. They had two sons – Master Vinayak, the famous actor, director, producer and a studio owner (also father of Baby Nanda), and his brother Vasudev – who became a Cameraman. Kamalabai, the younger sister of Radhabai married Rajaram Vankudre and they had 2 sons – V.Shantaram, famous actor, director, producer and a studio owner and his brother V Avadhoot – equally famous cinematographer.

Thus all the stalwarts were related to each others and everyone of them made a name in the film industry – both Hindi and Marathi.

Baburao Pendharkar had an illustrious career in films. He worked in different capacities, acted in Marathi and Hindi films and even directed a Tamil film. As per the entry in The Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, by Rajadhyksha and Willeman,

Baburao Pendharkar (1896-1967) was a pioneer Marathi actor and producer born in Kolhapur. Actor-manager of Maharashtra Film (1919); then a manager in Prabhat (1929); manager and main star at Kolhapur Cinetone (1933) and for several years associated with Master Vinayak at Hans Pics (1936) and Navyug Chitrapat; then producer with Navhans (1943). Best-known work after the mid-40s was with V. Shantaram at Rajkamal Kalamandir, including the classic role of the Chinese general in ‘Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani’ (1946), and with his brother, the director Bhalji Pendharkar. Noted actor as a villain in mythologicals (e.g. in Shantaram’s ‘Ayodhyecha Raja / Ayodhya Ka Raja’ (1932), Kans in Vasant Joglekar’s ‘Nand Kishore’ (1951), and Keechaka in Pethkar’s ‘Keechaka Vadha’ (1959)) and for character roles in socials by Atre (the crotchety grandfather in ‘Shyamchi Aai’ (1953); the title role in ‘Mahatma Phule’ (1954)). Directed Prabhat’s only major Tamil film, ‘Seeta Kalyanam’, a landmark in Tamil cinema. Also a noted stage actor. His autobiography (1961/1983) is also an important record of Marathi film history. From ‘Jalti Nishani’ (1932) to ‘Amrapali’ (1966), he worked in 69 films in all.

The music for the film Jeena Seekho was given by Pt. Hanuman Prasad (Sharma) aka HP Sharma. To my mind the name Hanuman creates an image of a Pehelwan (wrestler). When I was in school and college in the 50’s decade, there was a craze of wrestling shows all over India. Many big names like King Kong, Hercules, Phantom, The Masked Man, Zorawar Singh, Gama-Gunga and many other unspellable names from Europe and Middle East came to India to show their wrestling prowess to an excited gallery of thousands of people in big stadiums.

It was during this period, Dara Singh won many wrestling matches. He had a record of not losing a single match in his entire wrestling career. Then he entered films.  I saw a Dara singh and King Kong wrestling match in Fateh Maidan stadium in Hyderabad. Guru Hanuman’s akhada in the North India was very famous. I also remember that there was a woman wrestler named Hamida Banu and that she had defeated many male wrestlers.

However, this Hanuman Prasad was not a wrestler. He was actually a very soft spoken, good natured person. He was a multi faceted artiste. Besides giving music to 18 films, he had acted in a film ‘Aasuon Ki Duniya’ (1936); wrote lyrics in films – ‘Gaali’ (1944), ‘Rasilee’ (1946), ‘Jasoos’ (1947) and ‘Saudagar’ (1951); directed a film – ‘Rasilee’ (1944) and even sang a song in this film ! Apart from this, he was a qualified Kathak dancer. Due to his expertise in music, he was called Pt Hanuman Prasad and due to his excellence in dancing, he was called Ustad Hanuman Prasad !

He was born in 1920 at Sujangarh in Rajasthan . He attained proficiency in music and dance. He came to Bombay and started teaching dance and music in the music school run by Pt Gouri Shankar in Hindu colony, Dadar. One day he heard the singing of a young girl, who lived with her family in top floor of the same building as his. This you girl was Geeta Roy. Attracted by her voice he met her father Devendra Roy Chaudhuri and requested him to allow her to sing in his film. He gave her one line each in 4 songs, in the chorus. Only two of these are now available. Though she was uncredited, her voice is identifiable in those songs. The rest is history – as they say. Hanuman Prasad thus engraved his name forever in the history.

He has one more claim to fame(?). He was the first husband of yesteryear actress AMBU aka Lalita Pawar. She divorced him later and married GP Pawar. She divorced him also and finally married Gupta – a producer.

First time, he gave music in the film ‘Chowringhee’ (1942). In this film his co-MD was Kazi Nazrul Islam – Bengal’s revolutionary poet and writer. HP composed 11 songs, whereas Kazi Nazrul Islam composed and wrote 2 songs. HP was impressed with Sajjad Hussain, who was a struggler at that time. Sajjad’s mastery over a number of instruments mesmerised HP and he took Sajjad as his assistant. HP also gave a break to Sajjad Hussain in film ‘Gaali’ (1944), in which Sajjad composed 3 songs and HP composed 9 songs.

HP was an expert in classical music, which he used in ‘Draupadi’ (1944), a film made by Baburao Patel (of magazine Film India fame) for his wife Susheela Rani. She sang 9 solo songs in it. She had also acted in it. The film was a flop.

The films of HP were , ‘Chowringhee’ (1942), ‘Ismat’ (1944), ‘Gaali’ (1944), ‘Draupadi’ (1944), ‘Rasilee’ (1946), ‘Nai Maa’ (1946), ‘Jeena Seekho’ (1946), ‘Bhakta Prahlad’ (1946), ‘Jasoos’ (1947), ‘Middle Fail’ (1948), ‘Hip Hip Hurray’ (1948), ‘Jannat’ (1949), ‘Daulat’ (1949), ‘Chilman’ (1949), ‘Bhool Ka Shikar’ (1950), ‘Apni Chhaaya’ (1950), ‘Saudaagar’ (1951) and ‘Usha Kiron’ (1952).

HP’s music was outdated in the new decade. He realised it and gave up this line. He spent all his time in teaching dance and music to students. He was a Saibaba devotee. Hanuman Prasad died in 1972 in Bombay.
(Adapted from an article in book ‘Rahen na rahen hum’ by Shantaram Mankikar and ‘Yadon ki Baraat’ by Shirish Kanekar, with thanks).

Today’s song is sung by my favourite singer – Saraswati Rane (real name Sakina Bi aka Chhotu Tai). Born on 4-10-1916, she was the youngest daughter of legendary Maestro of Kirana Gharana, Ustad Kareem Khan and Tarabai Maane. Her siblings in music fields were Suresh Babu Maane (real name Abdul Rehman) and Hirabai Badodekar (real name Champakali). She was one of the finest ever singers in India. She cut more than 200 records of classical singing. She won many awards too.

As per HFGK, her name appears for 26 songs in 11 films. However, she sang many more film songs, for which her name does not appear in HFGK, for whatever reasons. An example is today’s song, which is not credited in HFGK to anyone. It is thanks to the uploader, music expert and reputed collector Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji (of Jodhpur), who provided the names of singer and the lyricist (Veer Mohammed Puri – what a strange name !). Singer Saraswati Rane died on 10-10-2006. She was the last of the children of Ustad Kareem Khan. I have not repeated her bio data as it was already given in 2015, in my write up for the song “Uhoon Uhoom Shikaar Na Khel“.

When you listen to this song, you will realise how an ordinary tune and music sounds sweet and melodious with Saraswati Rane’s singing. With this song, the film ‘Jeena Seekho’ of 1946 makes its debut on the blog.

 

Song – Sansaar Banaane Waale, Aisa Sansaar Bana De Re (Jeena Seekho) (1946) Singer – Saraswati Rane, Lyrics – Veer Mohammed Puri, MD – Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

sansaar banaane waale
sansaar banaane waale
aisa sansaar bana de
bana de
bana de re
sansaar banaane waale
sansaar banaane waale
aisa sansaar bana de
bana de
bana de re

ik prem bhari duniya ho
ik prem bhari duniya ho
ik hulka phulka mann ho
ik hulka phulka mann ho
armaanon mein jeevan ho
armaanon mein jeevan ho
halka sa
halka sa ?? ?? ho
halka sa ?? ?? ho
main hoon mera saajan ho
main hoon mera saajan ho
aur gaada sa bandhan ho
us bandhan ke dhaagon mein
pyaara sa pyaar bana de
bana de
bana de re
sansaar banaane waale

mann saajan ki godi mein
mann saajan ki godi mein
aasha ?? ?? jagi ho..oo..oo
oo..oo..oo
meethe meethe
meethe swar mein
meethe meethe
meethe swar mein
sukh ki veena bajti ho..oo..oo
sukh ki veena bajti ho..oo..oo
duniya ho
duniya ho kar matwaali
duniya ho kar matwaali
preetam preetam bhajti ho
preetam preetam bhajti ho
us veena ke taaron mein
us veena ke taaron mein
aisi ?? bana de
bana de
bana de re
sansaar banaane waale
aisa sansaar bana de
bana de
bana de re
sansaar banaane waale

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

संसार बनाने वाले
संसार बनाने वाले
ऐसा संसार बना दे
बना दे
बना दे re
संसार बनाने वाले
संसार बनाने वाले
ऐसा संसार बना दे
बना दे
बना दे re

इक प्रेम भरी दुनिया हो
इक प्रेम भरी दुनिया हो
इक हल्का फुल्का मन हो
इक हल्का फुल्का मन हो
अरमानों में जीवन हो
अरमानों में जीवन हो
हल्का सा
हल्का सा ?? ?? हो
हल्का सा ?? ?? हो
मैं हूँ मेरा साजन हो
मैं हूँ मेरा साजन हो
और गाढ़ा से बंधन हो
उस बंधन के धागों में
प्यारा सा प्यार बना दे
बना दे
बना दे रे
संसार बनाने वाले

मन साजन की गोदी में
मन साजन की गोदी में
आशा ?? ?? जगी हो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
मीठे मीठे
मीठे स्वर में
मीठे मीठे
मीठे स्वर में
सुख की वीणा बजती हो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
सुख की वीणा बजती हो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
दुनिया हो
दुनिया होकर मतवाली
दुनिया होकर मतवाली
प्रीतम प्रीतम भजती हो
प्रीतम प्रीतम भजती हो
उस वीणा के तारों में
ऐसी ?? बना दे
बना दे
बना दे रे
संसार बनाने वाले
ऐसा संसार बना दे
बना दे
बना दे re
संसार बनाने वाले

Advertisements

Advertisements

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2019) 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.

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 TEN years. This blog has over 15100 song posts by now.

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

Total number of songs posts discussed

15120

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1172
Total Number of movies covered =4153

Total visits so far

  • 11,917,606 hits

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

Join 1,740 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Current Visitors

Archives

Stumble

visitors whereabouts

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

blogadda

Historical dates

Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 4000 days.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: