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Today’s song is from the film Do Behnen-1959.

The film was made by Brij kala Mandir, Bombay. Produced by J P Sehgal and Kailash Kapoor, it was directed by Kedar Kapoor. Music was composed by Vasant Desai and all the 7 songs were written by Kavi Pradeep. The cast of the film was Shyama, Rajendra Kumar, Chand Usmani, Radha Kishen, Tiwari, Ram Mohan, Leela Mishra and many more.

The director Kedar Kapoor (2.9.1927-5.6.1987) directed 35 films from 1954 to 1983. In his career he was branded as Dara Singh Specialist, because he directed as many as 19 films of Dara Singh. His daughter Madhu kapoor was also an actress, in those days. The pair of composer Vasant Desai and Kavi Pradeep was unusual. They came together only in 2 films of 1959, namely south made School master and Do Behnen. Kavi pradeep was not acceptable to many well known Music Directors of those times, because Pradeep insisted on singing at least one song in every film and he used to force the composer to use the tunes he made for his songs. Due to this, MDs who were famous, could afford to deny working with him, like Naushad for example. Even Vasant Desai had to give one song from both his films to Pradeep to sing.

The story of Do behnen-59 was a story of twin sisters who were poles apart in nature. Shyama did a double role for both sisters. Earlier K.A.Abbas’ story in film ” Anhonee’-1952 had handled such a story. But that too was not the first one. In 1942, the film “Muqabala” depicted 2 sisters having different natures. In that film the Stunt Queen Fearless Nadia did the double role of sisters.

Having a double role in films was not a new thing. Let us take a brief look at the history of Double roles in films. As far back as into the initial era of making silent films, a male actor, Anna Salunke, had done the double role of Shri Ram and Seeta in film ” Lanka Dahan”-1917, made by Dadasaheb Phalke. Later on actress Patience Cooper did double roles of Twin sisters in silent film “Patni Pratap”-1923 and then again as Mother and daughter in silent film “Kashmiri Sundari”-1925. Master Vithal did a double role in the film Raj Tarang-1927.

When Talkie films started, the first film to have a double role was “Awara Shehzada”-1933.The Hero was Shahu Modak. The film was based on Mark Twain’s popular novel “The prince and the pauper’ in 1881. With this film India had beaten Hollywood in this race, because the first Talkie film on this novel was made in Hollywood only in 1937, with the same title of novel. The film featured the handsome Erol Flynn. Another popular film was ” The prisoner of Zenda’ based on the novel of same name by Anthony Hope in 1894 in 1937 and 1952.

In Hindi, a major hit film on double roles was Geeta-1940. In this film the hero-Chandramohan did a role of Father and son and the Heroine Durga Khote did the double role of Mother and wife. The film advocated the principle for the first time in films that ” Crime never pays”. This theme was later used in many films like “Kismat”-43 and “Sangram”-50. Film Geeta became so popular that it was remade as “Ustad’-1957 and “Karmayogi”-1978. Ashok kumar and Raaj Kumar did double roles in these films.

In the south made film “Chandralekha’-1948, the Hero Ranjan had a double role as twin brothers. The trend of making films with double roles went on increasing steadily. I have the statistics of such films from 1931 to 2014. As per this, the double role films were 3 in the 40’s, 11 in 50’s, 37 in 60’s, 63 in 70’s, 62 in 80’s, 81 in 90’s, 45 in 2000 and 17 till 2014.

Leading actors did double roles in films thus –

Amitabh-15 films
Rajesh K. – 11 films
Mithun Ch. -11
Govinda -10
Jeetendra -9
6 films each by Akshay kr., Hema M., Rishi K., Sanjeev kr.,and Shri Devi
5 films by Anupam K., Dilip kr., Mehmood and SRKhan
4 films by Ajay D, Anil k., J.Shroff, KK, Rekha, Sadhana, Salman Khan, Shashi K.
3 films by 15 actors. 2 and 1 by many actors. I have all the names but it will be too long a list.

So much for films with double roles.

The story of Do Behnen-59 was written by eminent writer Pt. Mukhram Sharma ( 29-5-1909 to 25-4-2000): The most famous writer of stories with social themes in the fifties, Pandit Mukhram Sharma had a long association with B. R. Chopra. He had written stories for many of his hit films. Some of his notable films are Ek Hi Raasta, Aulad, Sadhna and Dhool Ka Phool. Pt. Sharma had also won Filmfare awards for Sadhna, Vachan and Aulad. His other hit films include Santaan, Do Kalian, Jeene Ki Raah, Raja Aur Rank, Dadi Maa, Gharana and Talaq. Pt. Mukhram Sharma won Sangeet Natak Academy Award (1961).

Before coming to Bombay, he was a teacher in Meerut. In 1939, he came to Bombay, but could not get any job. He moved to Poona and joined Prabhat films as a Tutor for Marathi and Hindi. In Poona, he married a Marathi actress Shanta Mujumdar.He was with Marathi films till 1952, then he came to Bombay and got the first Filmfare award for Best story for his film Aulad-54.

Then there was no looking back. After winning Filmfare awards 3 times, Academy Award and Lifetime achievement Zee award, Sharma retired in 1980 and went back to Meerut.

The story of Do Behnen-59 was……….

Bombay-based look-alike twin sisters, Vasanti and Malti ( Shyama ), live a wealthy lifestyle with their parents. Their father, Raghunath ( S.K.Prem), arranges devout Vasanti’s marriage with Ramesh ( Rajendra Kumar), who lives with his widower father, a doctor ( Tiwari), and a sister, Rekha ( Chand Usmani). After the wedding, Raghunath is shocked to find Malti singing and dancing with a male named Anokhey( Ram Mohan) in a nightclub.

He brings her home, admonishes her severely and forbids her to leave the home. In response, she elopes with Anokhey, travels to Poona and books a room in Paramount Hotel. Shortly thereafter Anokhey shows his true colors, squanders her money, starts drinking, and frequenting prostitutes. He then takes her jewelry and walks out of her life. In order to recover the rent, the Hotel Manager contacts the Mathurs, and Vasanti and her mom ( Mumtaz Begum) attend to take Malti back home.

While traveling home, the train meets with an accident and Vasanti passes away. Her mother tells everyone that it is Malti who has passed away, and compels Malti to take over as Vasanti, which she does reluctantly.

After going to her house, she finds it very difficult to adjust to the sati savitri type behaviour. However, slowly she starts loving the new house and also her husband. Ramesh many times gets puzzled with her behaviour, but ignores it.

Finally the truth is out one day, but by that time Ramesh starts liking her and so a New Malti takes over her dead sister’s place officially.

Today’s song is the 7th and the final song of this film. It makes the film ” YIPPIED ” ! It is a good song too. Enjoy….


Song-Chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan bichhua bole (Do Behnen)(1959) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Vasant Desai
Chorus
Lata + Chorus

Lyrics

ho ho ho
papapapapa
papapapa
hahahahaha

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
sa re sa re ma ha ma dha pa
pa ma ga re ma ga re sa
sa sa sa
ma pa dha
dha ni re sa
sa sa

chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re
tan dole
man dole
chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re
tan dole
man dole

sakhi dekho jawaani aayi ban thhan ke
aayi ban thhan ke/font>
jeevan mein madhu ras ghole
tan dole
man dole

chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re
tan dole
man dole

o o
kis manzil pe aaj hum aaye
aaj hum aaye
dekho naazuk badan lahraaye
ho lahraye balkhaye
dekho nas nas mein hai bijli tadapti
nas nas mein hai bijli tadapti
ang mein bhadke shole
tan dole
man dole

chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re
tan dole
man dole

badal gaya sab roop rang
sakhi badal gayi hai chaal ree
chaal ree
dhak dhak dhak mere dil ki dhadkan
dene lagi hai taal re
taal re
o o
nain nachaa le gori teer chala le
nain nachaa le gori teer chala le
aaye khushi ke jhakole ae
tan dole
man dole

chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re tan dole man dole
chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 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 article is his 700th post in the blog.

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O P Nayyar was an odd man out in Hindi film industry as a music director. He did not have the formal or informal training in the music. He did not undergo ‘apprenticeship’ under any music directors. He did not work with Lata Mangeshkar during his entire career as a music director. The top three star-actors of 1950s and 60s – Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor avoided him as a music director after working with him for one or two films. He did not work with Raj Khosla after his spate with him in ‘Ek Musaafir Ek Haseena’ (1962). His egoistic, stubborn, ‘calling spade a spade’ type of nature and some shades of eccentricities should have made him persona non grata in the Hindi film industry. Despite all these odds, he attained the status of one of the top music directors of Hindi films during 1950s and 1960s.

I always felt that O P Nayyar was the ‘Eklavya’ of Hindi film music – a self-trained music director who got inspirations from more than one Dronachaya of music directors – R C Boral, Pankaj Mullick, Ghulam Haider and Anil Biswas. As a teenager, O P Nayyar was fascinated by the films of New Theatres which he watched in Lahore. He was mesmerised by the songs of K L Saigal and Pankaj Mullick which guided him to pursue the singing career. He was a regular singer of bhajans and ghazals on AIR, Lahore in the 1940s until the partition. Two of his Kabir dohas which he used to recite on AIR. Lahore were recorded and released on HMV disc in 1943. He composed his first recorded song – a non-film, ‘preetam aan milo’ in the voice of C H Atma in 1945 which became very popular.

After shifting to Mumbai following the partition, O P Nayyar’s first three films – ‘Aasmaan’ (1952), ‘Cham Chama Cham’ (1952) and ‘Baaz’ (1953) turned out to be the flop films. It was only after a huge box office success of ‘Aar Paar’ (1954) that O P Nayyar established himself as music director and remained one of the top music directors of Hindi films until about end-1960s.

O P Nayyar achieved his musical career progression despite the handicap of his stubbornness and other traits. The same handicap also resulted in his downfall. In 1966, he had a spate with Mohammed Rafi during one of the songs recording of ‘Saawan Ki Ghata’ (1966) after which he did not work with Rafi for a long time. In 1974, Asha Bhosle, his muse of over 15 years, decided to part with him in what appears to be the clash of egos. By this time, Asha Bhosle had also become a force to reckon with in Hindi film music.

O P Nayyar’s musical journey virtually ended by mid-1970 though he did a few sporadic films until 1995. He spent rest of his life in isolation away from film industry and his family until his death in January 2007.

The question that may come to the minds of many Hindi film music enthusiasts as to how O P Nayyar could churn out many beautifully crafted songs based on Hindustani classical raags. In this context, it is worth mentioning the observations of Ustad Ameer Khan when he heard all the 11 songs of ‘Phaagun’ (1958). When O P Nayyar met Ustad Ameer Khan in some context, the latter asked him as to why he had composed all the 11 songs in Raag Pilu. O P Nayyar had no answers except to tell him it was just a coincidence that his compositions matched with Raag Pilu. Incidentally, Ustad Ameer Khan rendered for O P Nayyar, a bandish, jogiya mere ghar aaye in raag Lalit in ‘Raagini’ (1958). In the later years, Ustad Ameer Khan pointed out to him that in akeli hoon main piya aaa from ‘Sambandh’ (1969), he has used about 16 different raagas. Probably, music composition was God’s gift to O P Nayyar.

O P Nayyar has composed many raag-based songs, some of which are semi-classical compositions in the films like ‘Aasmaan’ (1952), ‘Naya Daur’ (1957), ‘Raagini’ (1958), ‘Phaagun’ (1959), ‘Kalpana’ (1960), ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon’ (1963) etc. Almost all of his semi-classical songs have been covered on the Blog. But there is one semi-classical song which did not get as much attention from the Hindi film music lovers as it deserved. The song is from an obscure film ‘Qaidi’ (1957) which is yet to be covered on the Blog.

‘Qaidi (1957) was produced by F C Mehra under his banner, Eagle Films and was directed by Mohammed Hussain. The star cast included Padmini, Suresh, Anwar Hussain, Helen, Agha, Ragini, Leela, Johny Walker, M Kumar, Kamal Mehra, Rajan Kapoor etc. It was a ‘B’ grade action-oriented film. The film was released in January 1957.

The film had 8 songs of which 6 songs have been covered on the Blog. All the songs were written by Jaan Nisaar Akhtar which were set to music by O P Nayyar. I am presenting the 7th song, ‘bedardi preet nahi jaani’ which is a semi-classical song rendered by Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. The video clip of the song is not available on any of the video sharing platforms. There is one audio clip which is available with an average sound quality. I have, therefore, made a new video clip from a mp3 clip of the song with me in a better sound quality and have uploaded the same.

From the lyrics as well as taraanas, the song appears to be picturised on two dancers. From the star cast, there are 4 dancers in the film – Padmini, Ragini, Helen and Leela. From the available video clips of the songs, it is observed that Asha Bhosle has sung both for Padmini and Helen in the film. In addition, Shamshad Begum has also sung for Padmini. If the song is used for the dance competition, it is quite likely that the dancers could be Padmini and Ragini as both are trained Bharatnatyam dancers and in the film, Ragini plays the role of Padmini’s friend.

I am not able to tell on which Raag the song has been composed. However, the tune closely resembles that of ae ri jaane na doongi from ‘Chitralekha’ (1964) which, according to Swarganga, is based on Raag Kamod.

Note: In this article, I have taken some inputs from an interview of O P Nayyar which appeared on http://www.cinemasangeet.com. and also from an article on O P Nayyar which was published in millenniumpost.

Audio Clip:

Song-Bedardi preet nahin jaani (Qaidi)(1957) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-O P Nayyar
Both

Lyrics

tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee
tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee

bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
main to roothhi sajanwaa
jaa tum sang nahin bo….loon
naahi boloo..n
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee

jaa jaa jaa jaa re sainyyaan more
kaahe hamri bainyyaan marore
aaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaa
jaa jaa jaa jaa re sainyyaan more
kaahe hamri bainyyaan marore

aaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaa
jaa jaa jaa jaa re sainyyaan more
kaahe hamri bainyyaan marore

ghoonghat ke pat main nahin kholoon
ghoonghat ke pat main nahin kholoon
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
main to roothhi sajanwaa
jaa tum sang nahin bo…loon
naahi boloo…n
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee

main na tere bas mein aaun
jaa re jaa nahin ankhiyaan milaaun
aaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
main na tere bas mein aaun
jaa re jaa nahin ankhiyaan milaaun/font>
aaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaa
main na tere bas mein aaun
jaa re jaa nahin ankhiyaan milaaun

kaahe sainyyaan main teri ho loon
kaahe sainyyaan main teri ho loon
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee

main to roothhi sajanwaa
jaa tum sang nahin bo….loon
naahin boloo…n
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee


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“Sapna” (1952) was directed by Kidar Sharma for Hindustan production company. The movie had Kishore Sahu, Bina Rai, Cuckoo, Shakuntala, Moni C., Hiralal, Rani Chanda, Narbada Shanker, Paul Sharma etc in it.
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Hullo to everyone in Atuldom

Today 25th June 2017 is the 93rd birth anniversary of the legendary Madan Mohan.
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“Grihasthi”(1963) was directed by Kishore Sahu for Gemini Chitra, Madras. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Nitrupa Roy, Rajshree, Indrani Mukherji, Sudesh Kumar, Lalita Pawar, Bipin Gupta, Jageerdaar, Ifthikhar, Kanhaiyalal, Niranjan Sharma, Achla Sachdev, Pushpavalli, Bhatri Malvankar, Mehmood, Shubha Khote etc in it.
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I am presenting a dance song ‘ kya kya kahoon re Kanha’ from PIYA MILAN (1958). I came across this song just a couple of days ago while searching for rare songs of the 40s on Dr. Surjit Singh’s website. Listening to this song was like ‘Song to Tickle your Memory’ as Sudhir ji has called it in one of the series for his articles. I had heard this song on Vividh Bharti in my younger days but had completely forgotten about the existence of this song. Fortunately, the video clip of this song is available which revealed that this was a classical dance song.
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Two important birthdays coming together today – 8th September. One is music director S Mohinder and the second is Asha Bhonsle. These two have created a number of songs together. Some memorable, and others, like this one, need to be rediscovered for their sheer beauty and simplicity of pleasure. During our visit to Bombay last month, Bakshi ji and I had the good fortune to spend a whole afternoon with S Mohinder ji.  A session that lasted almost four hours – it was a wonderful trip down the memory lane, for him, as well as for us.  That meeting itself is a detailed writeup that is waiting in the drafts list.  For this occasion, I am quoting two episodes where S Mohinder ji remembered Asha ji very fondly.
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Raag Maalikaa in Hindi Films – 12
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Phoolon Ki Sej of 1964 was produced by husband wife team, P Adinarayana Rao and Anjali Devi, under the banner of ‘Anjali Pictures’. The star cast included Vyjayanthimala, Ashok Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Gopi Krishna, Nirupa Roy, Lalita Pawar, Mehmood, Anjali Devi, Shubha Khote, Mukri, Kanhaiyalal etc. The story was based on a Hindi writer Gulshan Nanda’s novel ‘Andhera Chirag’ and the film was directed by Inder Raj Anand. Adinarayana Rao composed the music to the lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri.
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Raag Maalikaa in Hindi Films – 3
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Rajkamal Kalamandir’s Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje was a 1955 Indian classical dance (Katthak) based film, produced and directed by V Shantaram. Shantaram’s wife Sandhya and dancer Gopi Krishan were in lead roles along with Keshavrao Date, Madan Puri, Manorama, Bhagwan etc. One of the earlier Technicolor films made in India, it was a “Super Hit” at the box office.
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Yesterday, just like that, I googled ‘nine thousand’. Did not expect to find anything really interesting and useful to write about. After all, it is just another number. But really, I was surprised. Wow, never thought I would find such an interesting information description that would be so appropriate for this huge milestone that we have arrived at today.
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