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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 in Atuldom

At the outset let me post my usual disclaimer: I am no encyclopaedia as regards the birth and death anniversaries of my favourite Bollywood actors, actresses, singers, music directors, lyricists, choreographers etc. I am assisted in keeping track of the dates by the list on our blog and the good old trust-worthy Vividh Bharati services of All India Radio. And today (27 july 2017) also I am writing this after looking up the list on our blog and listening to “Aaj Ke Phankaar” on radio.

Has anyone forgotten Saudagar Singh, Wajid Ali Shah, Dilawar, Hawaladar Sher Singh? Ok does the name Bishan or Bholaram ring a bell in anyone’s head? Ok all these are characters played by a person who is the son of a well-known yesteryear actor. The person I am talking of made his debut as a child star in the 50s and went on to do theatre on attaining adulthood. He had to wait for a while after his debut in 1973; to play a dacoit in a movie that ran in a single movie hall in Bombay (back then, called Mumbai now) continuously for almost 10 years.
Ahh! Now I am sure that the light of recognition has lit up in the minds of the readers. Yes, I am talking of Amjad Zakaria Khan alias Amjad Khan alias Gabbar Singh; son of actor Jayant. They were Pashtun with Afghan ancestry and Amjad Khan was born in Peshawar. He had his education in Mumbai.

He was seen in “Nazneen” in 1951 and “Ab Dilli Door Nahin” in 1957 as a child star. He is said to have made minor appearances with his father in a few films, done theatre and assisted K. Asif in the 60s during the making of “Love and God”. His debut as adult actor came in 1973 in the Raj Kumar starrer “Hindustan Ki Kasam”.

His next release “Sholay” made him a household name. He went on to play Saudagar Singh in “Hum Kisise Kum Nahin”, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah in “Shatranj ke Khiladi”, Dilawar in “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”, Hawaldaar Sher Singh in Kumar Gaurav starrer “Love Story”. The last-mentioned character was a deviation from the villainy roles that he used to essay at that time. It was a comic character complete with a funny moustache and he had a sweet way of saying- “Ek ludka ek ludki”. He played a cop who is assigned duty of tracking down the run-away children of rich parents- Danny and Rajendra Kumar.

He played a straight forward cop in Feroz Khan’s Qurbani. There his character was the bubble-gum chewing Inspector Amjad Khan who is on the trail of two thieves who decamp with jewels from Amrish Puri’s house. Amjad as Dilawar in “MKS” was a local goonda in love with a nautch girl who is misled to believe that Sikandar (Amitabh) is also a contender for the nautch girl which eventually leads to both killing each other.

Personally speaking, I have not seen the movie “Shatranj Ke Khiladi” but I have heard that he made a very good Wajid Ali Shah. I have seen Nasir Hussain’s “Hum Kisise Kum Nahin” n-number of times and every time his Saudagar Singh act has managed to startle me. These are only a few of the characters that Amjad played, I will not sit to analyse his act in all the 130+ movie he has acted in. His grey shaded characters of Damu (Damodar) in “Naseeb”, Mangal Singh in “Parvarish”, Avatar Singh (Bhoot Singh) in “Des Pardes”, Fazlu in “Dada”, Bholaram in “Hum Se Badkar Kaun” etc always interspersed his villainous roles. And no, I will not go on to describe my most love-to-hate character that Amjad Khan ever played- Gabbar Singh. The world knows a lot more about this act of his, how he prepared for it etc. than I can write about.

It is 25 years since Amjad khan passed away due to heart failure. And I was spoilt for choice as to which song to play/ post to remember him by. He was one of those multi shaded character actors like Pran who had a few songs filmed on him. Then I remembered that when I was browsing Hindigeetmala.net for some song last month I chanced upon a recital of a thumri which our Sadanandji has mentioned in a post of his. I feel this is as good a time as any to post it. It is from Satyajit Ray’s “Shatranj Ke Khiladi”- Sadanandji has given a very detailed insight into the movie in his post. I will just add that this is in Amjad Khan’s voice and Satyajit Ray himself has set the thumri written by Wajid Ali Shah to tune.


Song-Tarap tarap sagri rain gujri (Shatranj Ke Khilaadi)(1977) Singer-Amjad Khan, Lyrics-Wajid Ali Shah, MD-Satyajit Ray

Lyrics

tarap tarap sagri rain gujri
kaun des gayo o o saanwariyaa
ho bhar aayi ankhiyaan aan madwaari ee
tarap tarap gayi chunariyaa

tumhre ghodan more dwaare se jo nikase
sudh bhool gayi main baawariyaa aa

tarap tarap sagri rain gujri
kaun des gayo o o saanwariyaa

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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 everyone in Atuldom

Today 25th June 2017 is the 93rd birth anniversary of the legendary Madan Mohan.
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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.

de de
de de
allah ke naam pe de de
ek time machine ka sawaal hai baba

I need a time machine. Ah yes, you will all also say the same; exactly, we all need a time machine. I want to go back into the previous century, and view all these movies that create so much mystery and intrigue. Every film that I am not able to find anything about, makes me want to invent a time machine, and fly back into the past and watch the films, and then come back and write a more informed article about it.
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“Soorat Aur Seerat”(1962) was directed by Bahl for Shobhna Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Dharmendra, Nutan, Sulochana, Ifthekhar, Honey Irani, Asit Sen, Leela Misra, Narbada Shanker, Badri Prasad, K. N. Singh etc in it.
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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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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.

As soon as he discovers that I have uploaded a new post, Arvinder ji (I should say, Dear Arvinder ji) is immediately on my case – “where are the songs that I have requested”. And so it transpires this time also. As soon as he became aware of my previous post (of Tuesday early morning), I have been getting calls and messages of all types reminding me of his list of requests for songs that are very dear, but are not easily available at this time. We had a small get together of our group yesterday afternoon. Arvinder ji was also present. And I don’t need to add much more to say how he urged me to post the songs he has requested.
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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 everyone

Here is a typical Kishore Kumar song. Combining with RD Burman he gives us a bhajan, qawwali and Hindustani classical all at one shot. Such a song has entertainment value and Kishore Kumar doesn’t disappoint (has he ever?) And there are very few Bollywood actors who can carry it off with equal gusto.

Here we have our very own Sanjeev Kumar giving a paisa vasool performance.
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“Patraani”(1956) was produced by Shankarbhai Bhatt and directed by his younger brother Vijay Bhatt for Prakash Pictures. The movie had Vyjayantimala, Pradeep Kumar, Omprakash, Shashikala, Durga Khote, David, Jeevan etc. in it. The movie was based on a novel by Kanhaiyalal Munshi.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Lata’s Songs NOT YET covered on our Blog – 12
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‘Sajni’, a 1956 black and white social film was produced under the banner of Golden Pictures, Bombay by Isabel Cliford and PR Patkar. The film was directed by Vasant Rao Painter. The music, the main highlight off the film, was by the great Sudhir Phadke (popularly known as “Babuji’) with the assistance of Shri Jog.
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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 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.

In my family and friend circles, there are some musically inclined persons who are fond of Hindi film songs. Among them, I can find fans of Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Mukesh, Kishore Kumar, Talat Mehmood etc as playback singers. But I have yet to come across within my same circles anyone who claims to be a fan of Mahendra Kapoor.
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