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4876 Post No. : 16671

“Roopkumari”(1956) was produced by Chimanlal Trivedi and directed by Manibhai Vyas for Chitrabharti, Bombay. The movie had Shakila, Mahipal, Chandrashekhar, Tiwari, Maruti, Kamal, Ratnamala, Krishnakumari, Moni Chatterjee, Roopmala, Jankidas, Ramesh Thakur, Jagdish, Dubey etc in it.

This movie had seven songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Roopkumari”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw liht on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Aao pardesi mere dwaar (Roopkumari)(1956) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Aao pardesi mere dwaar
Aao pardesi mere dwaar
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
dhoondhhoon main tohe dwaar dwaar
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage

dukh ka ik toofaan uthhaa hai
chhaaya hai andhiyaara
beech bhanwar meri naav phansi hai
aaye na khewanhaara
ab koi na khewanhaara
tooti aashaa ki patwaar
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
o o pardesi

jag saara hai sukh ka saathhi
wo dukh kya pehchaane
birhan ka dukh birhan jaane
aur na koi jaane
dukh aur na koi jaane
eena hua hai dushwaar
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
tumhaare binaa saara sansaar soona laage
o o pardesi


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4833 Post No. : 16616

Hullo Atuldom

Another date of October for which I always need to write out a post for.

It being the birth date of an actor whose work I began liking post 1975- “Sholay” to be exact. I liked the way he delivered his dialogues. Some dramatic dialogues which he had casually uttered are iconic and classic and stuff which fans quote as legendary.

Remember ‘mere paas maa hai’ it was not said forcefully or with banging of fists or any such heavy add-ons. He was also given dialogues which were comic in nature -for example the cricket commentary in English that has made “Namak Halal” a movie worth watching; he even managed to squeeze in some comedy intto the fight sequence in the climax of the movie. But I always loved the late night scene in Asrani’s office when Amitabh Bachchan calls Asrani and Dharmendra for a meeting to discus the situation between Vasudha and himself. I know I need not mention that I am talking of the Hrishikesh Mukherjee ’70s classic “Chupke Chupke” and the expression that he had when he said “for safety’s sake main woh bhi batadoonga”- priceless. He was so nice at depicting his emotions and I may have mentioned this a few times in earlier posts about how the scene between Sanjeev Kumar and AB Sr. in “Khuddar” was memorable as both the actors spoke with their eyes. An added advantage the film industry had when working with AB Sr. was he was good in action sequences too and is known to have enacted many of them without using a body-double or ‘stuntman’ (in filmy parlance). He managed to overcome his awkwardness where dance (a necessity in Indian movies) was concerned. He has also tried his hand at singing for his characters; for which initially, he was made-fun-of as he was considered to be a tuneless singer but he has sung and many of them have been very popular with his fans.

Today’s post which celebrates this all-time favorite actor of mine turning a year older or a step closer to 80 has a song from the 2003 (can’t believe this film was 18 years back, time has just flown) B R films production and Ravi Chopra directed “Baghban”. It had music by Aadesh Srivastava and Uttam Singh and songs were penned by Sameer. Alka Yagnik, Hema Sardesai, Richa Sharma, Sneha Pant, Udit Narayan, Aadesh Srivastava, Sudesh Bhonsle and Amitabh Bachchan were the playback singers used.

This song is pictured with an emotional Raj Malhotra (AB Sr.) singing, and yearning for his wife Pooja (Hema Malini) who is staying with one of their sons and he himself with another son. The story of ‘Baghban’ was something which was popular in the 60s and early 70s; but even this movie was successful with the new generation moviegoers. This song can also been seen as proof of what I stated earlier in this post viz. “actors speaking with their eyes”; here it is Hema and AB Sr. They have played the old couple so convincingly. The song is sung by Amitabh Bachchan and Alka Yagnik.

Here is wishing the (once) Angry- Youngman, Shahenshah of Bollywood, Star of the Millennium, Big B or AB Sr. (people in entertainment industry have been addressing him in this manner for a few years now) a Happy Birthday and lots of good health.

Audio

Video

Song-Main yahaan tu wahaan zindagi hai kahaan (Baagbaan)(2003) Singers-Amitabh Bachchan, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Aadesh Srivastava

Lyrics

main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan

main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan
main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan
tu hi tu hai sanam dekhta hoon jahaan
neend aati nahin yaad jaati nahin ee ee
neend aati nahin yaad jaati nahin
bin tere abb jiya jaaye naa aa aa
main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan

waqt jaise thehar gaya hai yahin
har taraf ek ajab udaasi hai
bekaraari kaa aisa aalam hai
jism tanha hai rooh pyaasi hai

teree soorat ab ek pal kyun nazar se hatati nahin
raat din toh kat jaate hain
umr tanha katati nahin
chaah ke bhi naa kuchh keh sakoon tujhse main aen aen
chaah ke bhi naa kuchh keh sakoon tujhse main
dard kaise karoon main bayaan aan aan
main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan

jab kahin bhi aahat huyi
yoon laga ke tu aa gaya aa
khushboo ke jhonke ki tarah
meri saansen mehka gaya
ek woh daur thha
ham sada paas thhe ae ae
ek woh daur thha
ham sada paas thhe
ab toh hain faasle darmiyaan aan aan
main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

beeti baaten yaad aati hain
jab akela hota hoon main
bolti hain khaamoshiyaan
sabse chhupke rota hoon main
ek arsa huwa muskuraaye huye ae ae
ek arsa huwa muskuraaye huye
aansuon mein dhali daastaan aan aan
mai yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan
tu hi tu hai sanam dekhta hoon jahaan
neend aati nahin
yaad jaati nahin ee ee
neend aati nahin
yaad jaati nahin
bin tere ab jiya jaaye naa aa aa


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

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4825 Post No. : 16603

The human mind is constantly attracted by imaginary things.He would like to have supernatural powers and do things which he only dreams about. He knows he can not do so, so looks out for those who can do them. A normal person likes to see a man do super-human activity like fighting with hungry lions or teaching a lesson to Roadside Romeos or punishing wrong-doers etc. If possible he would like to do these things himself, but it is not possible for an ordinary man. If someone is thrashing a thief or stopping someone from troubling hapless women, the public gathers and cheers him. We have seen it many times.

Secrecy, Puzzles, riddles, Mystery and fantasy are the initiators of curiosity in Human Mind. The mind dreams of the things it wishes, but can not do and knows that it can not do. That is where the seeds of Action films and stunts are sown.

The film makers took advantage of this human nature and made films about supernatural heroes who rode Horses, fought 10 goons at a time, jumped into and out of fire with ease and generally staked their lives to save the poor and the weak in the society. The audience simply loved it and action films established themselves. There is nothing childish about it. These movies help the majority of moviegoers enjoy such superhuman acts vicariously.

When film making started in India, it was but natural, because of our heritage, that most initial films were mythological. With the beginning of silent films from Raja Harishchandra in 1913 to 1921 almost all films were Mythologicals.

The First off-beat film was ”England Returned or Bilet ferat” a Comedy film made by Indo British films, Calcutta, released on 2-2-1921.

The First fantasy film was ‘Princess Badar or The tale of Kamar-al-Zamin’ made in 1922 by Madan Theatres, Calcutta.

The First Costume film was ‘The song of the slave‘-1922,made by Photoplay Syndicate,Calcutta.

The First Crime film was ‘The Kala Naag or Triumph of Justice‘-1924, made by Kohinoor films,Bombay. The First detective film was ‘ Justice or Nyaya’-1925, made by Premier Photoplay, Poona.

And finally the First Action film was ”The choice of a Bride“-1929, made by Surya Film Company, Bangalore.

After this there were many Action films made in Silent movies till the last silent film in India-” Niyoti”-1934, made by Aurora Film Corporation, Calcutta, released on 15-9-1934.

( Thanks to Dr.R K Verma and his book “Silent Cinema”).

When the Talkie films started , here too Mythologicals led the list. However the First Action Film in Talkie was ” Dagabaz Aashiq”-1932, closely followed by another action film “Do Badmash” made by Imperial and Ranjit respectively.

After this there was no looking back. There was enough material available for Mythological, Historical, religious, social, fantasy and Costume films in India,with its rich Heritage, but for Action and Stunt film stories, movie makers looked to the west.

The legendary King Arthur, Robin Hood, William Tell, Zorro and Tarzan etc all became sources of inspiration for action and stunt films in India. Skillful adaptation and Indianization of western Heroes coupled with the fertile imagination of story writers in our studios provided enough fodder. It is through this that emerged the ideas of ‘Masked men’,’Hunterwali’ and various Baghis.

Out of these the Tarzan stories were more popular as they combined Mystery, jungles, superhuman powers and great strengths which tamed the wild animals. Countless films were made with Tarzan as the central character.

The original Tarzan story was written by Sir Edgar Rice Burrows and it was first published in 1912, followed by its 23 sequels. The story proved to be immensely popular. No wonder, then, that it attracted the Hollywood producers.

The First Silent film ” Tarzan of the Apes” was released in 1918 in which Tarzan’s role was done by Elmo Lincoln and Jane Porter was Enid Markey. From 1918 to 2008, Hollywood made 89 Tarzan Films.

The First Talkie film on Tarzan was ” Tarzan-The Ape Man ” in 1932. Johnny Weissmuller was doing Tarzan’s role and Maureen O’Sulivan was Jane in it.

Johnny was a German bred Romanian settled in America. He was an Olympic Swimming Champion with 5 Gold medals. The pair of Johnny and Maurine was very popular. Johnny Weissmuller did 12 films of Tarzan from 1932 to 1948. 6 films with Maureen, 2 without Jane and 4 with Brenda Joyce. After Johnny 5 Tarzan films were done by Lex Barker and 6 were done by Gordon Scot. After 1960, there were different Tarzan actors in every film.

The Chimpanzee “Cheetah” was there in films from 1932 to 1960, when he died.

In most films, the scripts were loyal to the novels. However, in the novel, Tarzan and Jane get married and they have a son too. But in films, they never got married and their son ” BOY ” was found and adopted by Jane.

Tarzan films attracted Indian film makers too.As far back as the first decade of Talkie films in India , an attempt was made to make films like Tarzan. The name was too obvious to be copied, so a new name was invented- ZAMBO. The adventurous producer Mohan Bhavnani always liked to do experiments and he made a film Zambo- The Ape man in 1937 (aka Sher E Jungle). It had almost a similar story like that of Tarzan but it was fully indianised. Obviously, this film became very successful, because Bhavnani made a sequel ” Zambo ka Beta ” in 1939.

In both the films the Hero was the same-Navin Yagnik. Navin was a well known stunt film actor who did social films also with the same ease. Navin was born in Calcutta on 3-10- 1912. His father was from U.P. and mother from Bengal. During school days, he was more interested in sports,dramas and oratory. He did not complete his Matriculation, but ran away to Bombay, to become an actor-against the wishes of his family.

He joined Sagar Films in 1930, as an Extra, without salary. After a few months he got Rs.35 pm, but no credited roles. After an year or so, he left Sagar and joined Mohan Bhavnani’s Ajanta Film company. He first worked in the film ‘ The Mill ‘-34. Unfortunately, this film was banned for 2 years. The film was based on a story by Munshi Premchand and depicted the poor conditions of mill workers in Bombay. The Mill Owners’ Association brought pressure on the Government and got the film banned. After 2 years, the film was released as ” Ghareeb Parivar”-36 aka ‘Daya ki Devi’. Two more films and Navin became Hero in the film ” Pyar ki maar”-35.

In her autobiography, actress Hansa Wadkar says,” My Hero in this film was one Navin Yagnik, a handsome boy from U.P. He was very shy and after the shootings, he would quietly sit in one corner reading something. He never joined our drink parties,nor did he participate in any other group activity. I was attracted towards him but he gave no response. He sent me an invitation card for his marriage, when it was fixed.”

He also worked in Minerva Movietone, Prakash pictures, Filmistan and other good banners. Some of his well known films were, Zambo-The ape Man-37, Meri Bhool-37, Divorce-38, Vaasanti-38, Son of Zambo-39, Main Haari-40, Jhoothi Sharm-40, Vasantsena-42, Raja Rani-42, School Master-43, Prithvi Vallabh-43, Chal chal re Naujawan-44 etc. His last recorded film was Bhagwat Mahima-55. In all, he worked in 30 films.

Navin Yagnik died on 28-10-1977.

Many films were made on Tarzan in India. Though there was a film ‘ Tarzan ki beti’ made by a Calcutta company in 1938, it was not actually a jungle film, belying its title. It took about 25-30 years to see a Hindi film of Tarzan. In the 60s there was a spate of Tarzan films. About 20+ films were made. Tarzan stories were more popular as they combined Mystery, jungles, superhuman powers and great strengths which tamed the wild animals. Countless films were made with Tarzan as the central character.

When the normal titles finished, the imaginative writers combined Tarzan with Aladdin, Delialah, Rocket, Gorilla, Mermaid, King Kong, Hercules, Cobra, Circus and even Fairyland. When this too was exhausted, they joined him with places like Delhi, spies like 303 etc. They gave Tarzan a Daughter also. When the Indianisation of Tarzan was complete, in came ZIMBO !

Whatever the title, the script ideas were more or less the same. It ensured that the Hero’s supernatural powers and strength was used and wild animals were shown in abundance.

There were also Toofani Tarzan (1937), Toofani Tarzan (1962), Tarzan Aur Gorilla (1963), Rocket Tarzan (1963),Tarzan Aur Jalpari (1964), Tarzan Captain Kishore (1964), Tarzan Comes To Delhi (1965),Tarzan And Circus (1965), Tarzan And King Kong (1965); Tarzan Aur Hercules (1966), Tarzan Ki Mehbooba (1966), Tarzan In Fairyland (1968), Tarzan 303 (1970),Tarzan Mera Saathi (1974), Tarzan (1985), Taarzan – The Wonder Car (2004).

Anyway we are talking about the film Zambo-The Ape man-1937 presently. The music was given by an extraordinarily talented artiste- Badri prasad. He was an actor, singer, Music Director, Producer, Director, Lyricist and a Choreographer in his last lap. I have yet to come across another artiste with so much talent. Additionally he was a Sanskrit pandit and wrote dramas for All India Radio also. We don’t find such people these days !

Film actor and a famous compere DAVID ABRAHAM CHEULKAR, popularly known only as David, made his Debut with this film. David Abraham Cheulkar (21-6-1909 to 2-1- 1981), popularly known as David, was a Jewish-Indian Hindi film actor and a member of Mumbai’s Marathi-speaking Bene Israel Jew community. In a career spanning four decades, he played mostly character roles, starting with the 1941 film Naya Sansar, and went on to act in over 110 films, including memorable films such as Gol Maal (1979), Baton Baton Mein (1979) and Boot Polish (1954), for which he was awarded the 1955 Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.

He never married. He died on 2-1- 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada of a heart attack at the age of 73.
Today’s song is sung by Sarla devi. It is the second song from this film here.


Song- Hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee (Zambo The Ape man)(1937) Singer- Sarla Devi, Lyricist- Pt. Badri Prasad, MD- Pt. Badri Prasad

Lyrics

Hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee
Hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee
hamre nainan mein nit aas lagi hai
nainan mein nit aas lagi hai
surat kyon hai chhupaayi
Hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee
hamre kaate katat naahin
birha ki ratiyaan
kaate katat naahin
birha ki ratiyaan
tum bin saajan dhadkat chhatiya
neha lagaa ke
tumne saajan
neha lagaa ke
tumne saajan
birha ki aag lagaayi
hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee
hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee

raat andheri
baadal garje ae ae ae
megh chaaye rahe
bijli chamke

aawo ban mein chhupne waale
aawo ban mein chhupne waale
ab pad jaawo dikhaayee
hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee
hamri sudh budh kyon bisraayee


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

Blog Day :

4818 Post No. : 16590

Today 26th September’2021 is the thirty-secondth Remembrance Anniversary of Legendary Singer and Music Director of yesteryears Hemant Kumar.

Hemant Kumar Mukhopadhyay was born on 16th June 1920 at Benaras, Benaras State under British India.

He passed away on 26th September 1989 at the age of sixty-nine.

As a fan of Hemant Kumar’s voice, I had always liked his singing and his compositions that he has given us in the Hindi Film Music. He also sang in many regional languages including my mother tongue – ‘Marathi’. Ravindra Sangeet sung by him in ‘Bengali language’ is an immortal gift he left for all music connoisseurs.

Here, I am not going to mention his long list of achievements and the various awards and felicitations he received in his career in Music.

Today, as a tribute to him on his ‘Remembrance Day’ I would like to present a song from the 1966 movie – ‘Biwi Aur Makaan’. I had noted this song long back i.e., in 2013 however it still remained to be posted. Later, I tried to get it posted on anniversary of Gulzar and Hemant Kumar, but it could not succeed.

It is a ‘saawan song’ and though the ‘saawan’ month is behind us by now, we still have ‘showers’ continuing in some parts. This song will join the ‘saawan song’ club where we have more than hundred songs already posted.

I became aware of today’s song long back when I was in my ‘teens’. I think I listened to it for the first time on ‘All India Radio’ Urdu service program. After that when I started collecting music ‘cassettes’ I got this song in the ‘Vintage Favorites – Hemant Kumar’ brought by HMV in 1986. I have earlier given the details of other songs in this compilation in my post on the blog.

‘Biwi Aur Makaan-1966’ was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee for ‘Geetanjali Pictures, Bombay’.
It had Vishwajeet, Kalpana, Mehmood, Shabnam, Ashish Kumar, Padma Devi, Bipin Gupta, Badri Prasad, Kanu Roy, Sarita Devi, Keshto Mukherjee, Ajit Chatterjee, Moni Chatterjee, Brahm Bharadwaj and many others.

This movie had ten songs written by Gulzar and composed by Hemant Kumar.

Here is the list of these nine songs of ‘Biwi Aur Makaan-1966’.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Khul simsim khullam khulaa Bula, Manna Dey Hemant Kumar
02 Yaar Kishan yah had ho gayi hai…jab dosti hoti hai to Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, Balbir, Ghulam Muhammad
03 Rehne ko ghar do, chhat pe ho farsh yaa farsh pe chhat ho Manna Dey
04 Duniya mein do sayaane Jayant Mukherjee, Manna Dey, Hemant Kumar, chorus
05 Nahin hota suno aur … jab sanam Manna Dey, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar
06 Dabe labon se kabhi jo koyi salaam le le Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar 23.06.2009
07 Kitni anjaan sooratein lekar… jaane kahaan dekha hai Mohd Rafi 02.06.2014
08 Saawan mein barkha sataaye Hemant Kumar
09 Mujhko mohabbat ho gayi hai Joginder, Talat Mehmood, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Hemant Kumar 22.12.2016
10 Aise daaton mein ungli dabaao nahin Usha Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle 18.08.2021

From the table given above, we can see that so far only fours songs of this movie have been posted on the blog. Today’s song will be the fifth song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

The movie which started its journey on 23.06.2009, already having’ a long run on the blog, seems to be taking another ‘marathon run’ to cover all of its songs on the blog 😊

Let us now enjoy today’s song composed and sung by Hemant Kumar. Lyrics are by Gulzar …

I hope readers will enjoy this song as I did …


Song-Saawan mein barkha sataaye (Biwi Aur Makaan)(1966) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

saawan mein ae ae
barkhaa sataaye
pal pal chhin chhin barse
ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse
ae ae ae
tere liye ae man tarse ae

tu hi bataade saawan
samajh na aaye
agan lagaaye kahin
agan bujhaaye

tu hi bataade saawan
samajh na aaye
agan lagaaye kahin
agan bujhaaye
barkhaa raseeli jaise teri hansi ho
hans de zaraa ras barse ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae ae
tere liye man tarse
saawan mein barkhaa sataaye
pal pal chhin chhin barse ae ae
tere liye ae man tarse

aaj to barasne de
inn baadlon ko o
gori mili hai koyi in saanwlon ko
aaj to barasne de
inn baadlon ko o
gori mili hain koyi in saanwlon ko
barkhaa rangeeli jaisi nain ho tere
nain milaa rang barse ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae

saawan mein ae barkhaa sataaye
pal pal chhin chhin barse ae ae
tere liye man tarse ae ae ae
tere liye man tarse

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सावन में ए ए
बरखा सताए
पल पल छिन छिन बरसे
ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे
ए ए ए
तेरे लिए ए मन तरसे ए

तू ही बता दे सावन
समझ न आये
अगन लगाए कहीं
अगन बुझाए
तू ही बता दे सावन
समझ न आये
अगन लगाए कहीं
अगन बुझाए
बरखा रसीली जैसे तेरी हंसी हो
हंसदे ज़रा रस बरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे
सावन में बरखा सताए
पल पल छिन छिन बरसे ए ए
तेरे लिए ए मन तरसे

आज तो बरसने दे
इन बादलों को ओ
गोरी मिली हैं कोई इन साँवलों को
आज तो बरसने दे
इन बादलों को ओ
गोरी मिली हैं कोई इन साँवलों को
बरखा रंगीली जैसे नैन हो तेरे
नैन मिला रंग बरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए

सावन मे ए बरखा सताए
पल पल छिन छिन बरसे ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे ए ए ए
तेरे लिए मन तरसे


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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

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4771 Post No. : 16520 Movie Count :

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Today’s song is not only from an unknown and very obscure film, it is also a 84 year old film and the song too is that old. May be that is the reason why even its Lyricist, the Music Director, the Heroine and most of the cast members are all unknown. Maybe because it was made in Lahore, the local actors must have been taken in and so they are not much known or heard about. This is precisely the reason why I chose a song from this film. This gives me an opportunity to dig up information from various new sources, which may not be so common and available to most people. Even otherwise very few people take so much effort to get desired information. It took me several days to gather information about the MD, the Lyricist and the Heroine, but I am glad that at the end I have something to offer to our readers, which may be rare and difficult to find.

Film Prem Yatra-1937, the film in discussion, was made by New orient Films at Lahore. This social film was directed by Profulla Roy. Prafulla Roy ( Born on 1-1-1892 at Kushtia, Bengal) started his career in the silent era by directing 2 silent films. His first talkie film in Hindi was Ramayan-34, made by Bharat laxmi Pictures, Calcutta. Bharat Laxmi Pictures had Prafull Roy as its director for Bangla and Hindi films. Roy directed 12 films in Hindi. 9 out of them were made in Calcutta, 1 film in Lahore (Prem yatra-37) and 2 in Bombay (Mera Gaon-42 and Phulwari-51). Roy had also acted in 2 New Theatres films, namely Millionaire-36 and Mukti-37.

All the 10 songs of this film were written by Haqim Ahamed Shuja. Music Director was Q.S.Zahoor and the cast of the film was Umrazia Begum, Riyasat Wasti, Mirza Musharraf, Miya Lateef, Miss Billo, Mujammil Khurshid, Kamla, Miss MUbarak, Zia Miya, K.H.Rehman and Vidya Devi.

I had heard and read about Umrazia Begum that she was the wife of MD Ghulam Haider and that their one son had become Lt. General in the Pakistan Army. Beyond this, I had not thought much about her. When I decided to write on her song, I needed more information about her. There are 6 songs sung by Umrazia Begum on this Blog but I could not find her information in any post. The problem with the professional singers (read Tawaifs) is that their details are usually not available. Starting with their dates of Birth, education etc are not recorded anywhere. I found it extremely difficult to get some information about her. However, I searched and searched and finally in one of the discussions on RMIM, somewhere in 94-96, I got some information. So, here is what I have about her, for our readers first time…

Here is some information on Umrazia Begum.This may not be available elsewhere. A singing- star by the name of Umrao Zia Begum was the talk of the town of Lahore, in those exciting times. In fact, she was more renowned for her melodious voice than as a film actress. Further, she earned the title of ‘Bulbul Hazaar Dastaan’ from the music buffs.

Ghulam Haider composed music for Umrao Zia Begum and recorded songs and ghazals in her voice. Her name appeared on the gramophone records as well. Perhaps Umrao Zia Begum’s greatest achievement was the recitation of one of the most popular Naat ” Mera Salam Leja Woh Jan Lenge Sab Kuch “, composed by Ghulam Haider.

Ghulam Haider debuted as a music composer in a 1935 movie, ‘Swarg ki seedhi’, in which Umrao Zia Begum was also cast in a major role. ‘Swarg ki seedhi’ was released under the banner of National Modi Tone, Lahore and directed by AR Kardar. With the passage of time, Ghulam Haider and Umrao Zia Begum developed immense love and understanding for each other, which reached its peak during the movie shoot of ‘Swarg ki seedhi’. Ghulam Haider, who worked for Pancholi Art pictures at that time, soon married Umrao Zia Begum.

Umrazia Begum acted in 3 films namely, Swarg ki seedhi-1935, Din-O-Duniya-1936 and Prem Yatra-1937. She sang 11 songs in 5 Hindi films namely, Swarg ki Seedhi-35, Prem Yatra-37, Khazanchi-41, Himmat-41 and finally Khandan-42.

After marrying Ghulam Haider, Umrao Zia Begum said farewell to the show business. She was never seen again even in a public gathering. It seems to me that the aphorism below is meant for great people like Umrao Zia Begum. She was not only a great human but an affectionate mother who possessed enormous foresightedness as well. Nothing happens to anybody, which he is not fitted by nature to bear.

Ghulam Haider’s demise on 9th November 1953 happened to be a tremendous setback for his beloved wife, Umrao Zia Begum, who was much younger to her husband. However, she did not lose heart. Instead, she devoted herself wholeheartedly to the upbringing of her children.

She left no stone unturned to provide her children the best possible education available at the time. Consequently, all her children grew up and achieved name and fame in their respective fields.The younger son became Lt. General in the Pakistan Army before retirement. Most importantly, Umrao Zia Begum thanked God to see her relentless efforts come to fruition.

Years later, Umrao Zia Begum breathed her last in the ‘Stork House,’ Bahawalpur, which was the official residence of her younger son, who was the General Officer Commanding in Bahawalpur in those days. She was laid to rest in the Military Graveyard, Cavalry Ground, Lahore.

My second target was the MD Q.S.Zahoor. The name was quite elusive and no references were found anywhere. One day, I accidentally came across a comment on You Tube stating that he was the Ustad of few upcoming singers and I shifted my search towards classical singers. I also came to know that his real name was slightly different ( which actually misled me so far). In the end I found a Pakistani site thenews.com.pk, in which one music expert Shabaz Ali’s book “Sur Sansar’ was reviewed. In this book, I found some information about Zahoor. So, here we are –

Qazi Zahur Ul Haq was born in 1909 in Rewari, Ambala Division and got his initial education in music from Ragonath Rao Ji, who taught at the Shankar Gandharva Vidyalaya. Rao was the cousin of the famous Krishnarao Pandit. Qazi became associated with India Film Company in 1935, composed music for Prem Yatra, Josh-e-Inteqaam and Neem Shah Dakoo under the name of Q.S. Zahoor.( he may be claiming, but HFGK credits Hari Prasann Das as MD of Josh-e-inteqam-1935 and there is no trace of the third film Neem Shah Dakoo).

In 1942, he became the music director at the All India Radio, arranged an orchestra and made music for many programmes. When he migrated to Pakistan, he started a music academy, Radiant Classical Music Society, at his house in 1950. Among his shagirds have been sitarnawaz Naseeruddin, jaltarangnawaz Abdul Majeed. Qazi, neynawaz Taj Muhammed and Ustad Mehfooz Khokhar.

Later, he started a programme on radio for the purpose of educating listeners on music. This radio programme from Rawalpindi Station continued for about five years and was a source of knowledge to all those interested in music. He also did a programme on television with Abdul Qadir Piyarung, and in that, he sang 72 raags with their arohi, amrohi, vadi samvadi, kheyal bandishes — that is asthai and antara in accordance with the time of their performance.

Qazi Zahoor ul Haq also wrote two books on music, Rehnomai Mausiqi and Mualimul Naghmaat, both published by the Pakistan National Council of the Arts. The former was also translated by him into English with staff notation of hundred raags and a very informative and detailed note on the history and peculiarities of western and our music. But, it could not be published because there was no system to print the staff notation in the country. He could also not avail the offer from foreign embassies to have it printed abroad because he thought that the manuscript would get lost. He also taught music at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts for 10 years from 1979 to 1989.

He died on 4-2-1989.

I could not get any information on the film itself, except that the story and screenplay was also done by Hakeem Ahmed Shuja. With this song by Umrazia Begum, the film Prem Yatra makes its Debut on the Blog.


Song- Aayee badariya barsan ko (Prem Yatra)(1937) Singer- Umrazia Begum, Lyricist- Hakim Ahmed Shuja, MD- Q S Zahoor

Lyrics

Aayee badariya
Aayee badariya barsan ko
tarsat hai mann darshan ko
o o o o
ho o o o
saawan aaaaaya
baadar aaye
baadar aaye
mujh birhan ke pee na aaye
pee ki chinta man kalpaaye
pee ki chinta man kalpaaye
aag lage is barsan ko
aayi badariya

Aayee badariya barsan ko
tarsat hai mann darshan ko
??
??
?? mujh dukhiya ke phoote
jag mein bhaag sakhi ??
jag mein bhaag sakhi ??
?? man darshan se
Aayee badariya
Aayee badariya barsan ko
tarsat hai mann darshan ko o


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.

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Hindi Songs in Bangla Films:36
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It has been almost one year when I wrote my last article under the series ‘Hindi songs from Bangla films’ on July 23, 2020 in the Blog. There are some more Hindi songs from Bangla films which are yet to be covered. But most of them are those films from which at least one song has been covered in the Blog. So, I kept the series on the back-burner.

A few days back, Partha Chanda ji, a regular visitor to our Blog, suggested me to write on a Hindi song from a Bangla film, ‘Goynar Boksho’ (Jewellery Box, 2013). The song was of my type which I immensely liked it. The synpsis of the film made an interesting reading. These two factors pushed me to write the article forthwith.

In the film, Maushumi Chatterjee has a pivotal role of a ghost who watches three generations of women brought up in a different social status as to how they attach importance to her jewellery box. I had liked Maushumi Chatterjee’s performance of a middle-aged aunt in ‘Piku’ (2015). Another interesting role of a new daughter-in-law in the film was played by Konkona Sen Sharma whose performance I have liked in ‘Wake Up Sid’ (2009). Surely, it was going to be an interesting film to watch with English sub-titles which I did so on one of the OTT platforms.

‘Goynar Boksho’ (2013, Bangla) was produced under the banner of Shree Venkatesh Films Pvt Ltd and was directed by Aparna Sen. The main cast included Maushumi Chatterjee, Konkona Sen Sharma, Saswata Chatterjee, Srabanti Chatterjee, Paran Banerjee, Pijush Ganguly, Aparajita Adhya, Manasi Sinha etc. The film’s story was adapted from the novel of the same name and a short story ‘Rashmonir Sonadana’ both written by Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay, a well-known Sahitya Akademy Award winner Bangla laureate.

In an interview with the Times of India sometime in 2012, Aparna Sen had revealed that she had read the story for the first time in 1993 and immediately decided to make a film on it. However, she could not get the right type of the film production house to finance the film. It took nearly 20 years to find the right film production house by which time, she had become a kind of celebrity film directors of art/parallel films.

The story of the film is as under:

Chandranath (Paran Banerjee) the patriarch of Mitra joint family was once landlord in East Bengal. After partition, the entire family migrates to West Bengal side. The Mitra family stays in a big 3-story house. Being from the family of landlord, none of the menfolk has worked for a living. Obviously, Chandranath’s two sons – Chandan (Saswata Chatterjee) and Chanchal (Pijush Ganguly) pass their time fishing in the pond near their house and visiting their respective courtesans in the evenings.

In the house, the 70-year old aunt, Pishima (Maushumi Chatterjee) who got married at 11 and became widow at 12 in Faridkot, has been deprived of all worldly pleasure, conjugal relationship and good food. She finds solace in her jewellery box containing 5 kgs of gold jewelleries as a part of her ‘streedhan’. Chandranath’s younger son, Chandan gets married to Somlata (Konkona Sen Sharma), a poor girl from an adjoining village. The family’s financial condition can be judged from the fact that the expenses for the wedding are paid off by selling an old Burma teak-wood double bed and an expensive carpet. All the members of Mitra family are afraid of Pishima because of her authoritative and cursing voice. Also no one in the family wants to be in the bad book of Pishima as she holds the jewellery box which the family can inherit once she dies.

One day, Somlata on a visit to Pishima’s room, finds her dead. Knowing fully well that once she dies, her gold jewellery would be sold over time for the family’s sustenance, Pishima turns ghost and entrusts the jewellery box to Somlata with a condition that she should safely keep it in a secret place without any family members knowing it including her husband. Now, the box has been handed over to the second generation. After the death of Pishima, the family members search for the jewellery box but in vain. They also call the police in case the box has been stolen but again police fail to find out the box.

None of the family members can see the hukka smoking Pishima’s ghost except Somlata to whom she bullies just to make sure that her jewellery box is not misused by her. However, due to adverse financial condition of the family, Somlata looks the gold jewelleries as a means of raising capital for her husband to set up a saree shop. For this purpose, she pledges one of the gold ornaments and convince Pishima that once the business earns profit, she would get the jewellery back in the box. Over a period of time, the fortunes of Mitra family improve enabling Somlata not only to get back the pledged ornament but also some of the antiques of the house which the family had sold for their sustenance.

Somlata gives birth to a daughter who grows up to become a college going Chaitali (Srabanti Chatterjee). One day, Somlata shows all the ornaments in the jewellery box to Chaitali who evinces no interest in the ornaments as they are all old style. Besides, she has no interest in wearing gold ornaments. Chaitali has an affair with a boy who is involved in supporting the underground movements in East Pakistan. On the advice of Pishima’s ghost, Chaitali donates all the ornaments to support the underground movements for an independent Bangla Desh. The film ends with a poem recitation-cum-song when the ghost of Pishima merges with the fog over the river.

Maushumi Chatterjee in the role of Pishima – both live and as a ghost, has given a lively performance. Generally, the role of a ghost should bring horror situations. But in this film, Maushumi Chatterjee in the role of ghost, brings comic situations in the film like her hukka smoking, her bullying tactics, the sarcastic comments on the family members, her suggestion to Somlata that like her husband, she should also have an extra-marital affair etc. Probably, the Bangla audience would enjoy more fun from her dialogues which have to be in East Bengali dialect due to her role being a native of Faridkot.

Konkona Sen Sharma as Somlata, the new daughter-in-law, has a contrasting role vis-à-vis Maushumi Chatterjee. She is so scared with the presence of Pishima in the house that she starts stammering. It is much later that a positive bonding develops between Pishima and Somlata. Both of them have a major presence in the film. The superlative performances of Konkona Sen Sharma as well as Maushumi Chatterjee in the film got them Filmfare Awards for the best actress and the best supporting actress, respectively in Bangla film category.

The coverage of the third generation in the film seems to be too rushed up. It gives an impression that the Aparna Sen was in a great hurry to finish the film. Probably, the film had become too long for a non-mainstream category and she therefore may have edited out some sequences from this part of the film.

It is interesting to note that Aparna Sen’s ‘Goynar Baksho’ (2013) was released, on April 12, 2013. After a week, Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Ek Thhi Daayan’ (2013) was released. In both these ‘ghost’ films, Konkona Sen Sharma acted. The story of ‘Ek Thhi Daayan’ (2013) was written by Mukul Sharma, the father of Konkona Sen Sharma and the ex-husband of Aparna Sen.

‘Goynar Boksho’ (2013) has 8 songs of which one song is in Hindi. It is interesting to watch a short Bengali rap song which is sung when some distant relatives of Chandranath visits Chandan’s saree shop to buy sarees for their daughter’s baby shower. The lyrics of the rap song mostly use various names of the sarees. The rap song was rendered by all the actors involved in the scene. All the songs were set to music by Debijyoti Mishra who was the chief assistant to Salil Chowdhury for 14 years and for Ilaiyaraja for 2 years.

I am presenting the Hindi song ‘sakhi ri saawan bhaawat naahi’ which is a ‘biraha’ song rendered by Shubha Mudgal in a Dadra format. The lyricist of the song is not mentioned. As with most of the songs in the film which is played in the background in driblets interspersed with dialogues, this ‘biraha’ song also follows the same pattern in the film. So, it is better to listen to the song on the audio clip for getting its seamless rendering.

This is a sublime song using the minimum musical instruments to give prominence to the singer’s voice. In the film, the song plays in the background when Somlata, on the instigation from the ghost of Pishima, is about to get involved with an extra-marital affair when her husband is away on a long tour.

Audio Clip:

Song-Sakhi ree saawan bhaawat naahin (Goynor Boksho)(Bangla)(2013) Singer-Shubha Mudgal, MD-Debijyoti Mishra
Chorus
Shubha Mudgal + chorus

Lyrics

sakhi ri…eeeee
saawan bhaawat naahi..eeeee ee
sakhi ri…eeeee ee eee
haan saawan bhaawat naahi..eeee

bijuri chamkat dar laagat hai
soona..aaaaa aa aa
soona
soona ghar laagat hai
kaun oar gaye peerahwa
kauno bataawat naahi.eee
bataawat naa..hi
saawan bhaawat naahi..ee
saawan bhaawat naahi
saawan bhaawat naahi..ee
saawan bhaawat naahi..ee

aaaaaaaaaaaa aaa
boondiya barsat aangan aangan
mann su….khaa
aa aa aaa
mann soo….kha bin tere saajan
saawan jaihyen baar phir aihyen….en en
gaile joban phir aawat naahin
sakhi ri..ee
saawan jaihen baar phir aihen….en
aa aa aaa
saawan jaihen baar phir aihen….en
gaile joban phir aawat naahi..ee ee
sakhi ri ..eeee
saawan bhaawat naahin
sakhi ri…eeee ee ee
saawan bhaawat naahi…eeeee
saawan bhaawat naahin


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

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4726 Post No. : 16441

Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No.28
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After the successful release of Prabhat Film’s ‘Padosi’ (1941) on January 25. 1941, V Shantaram, the director, remained inactive for more than one year in Prabhat Films which was unusual for him. His next directorial venture was ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) under his own banner which was released sometime in the second half of 1943. Apparently, there was something unusual happening in Prabhat Films.

To know what was going on in Prabhat Films in general and with V Shantaram in particular, I browsed through the available issues of ‘Filmindia’ magazine of the yeas 1941 and 1942 wherever there were references to Prabhat Films and V Shantaram. What I gathered from the various columns of the magazine is summarized below which explanins as to why V Shantaram got sidelined in Prabhat Films:

(1) The grapevine was that all was not well among the 5 partners of Prabhat Film Company after the release of ‘Padosi’ (1941). It was speculated that some of the partners were not on the speaking terms and they rarely met to discuss the future plans. This discontentment was evident from the fact that in January 1941, there was an announcement that V Shantaram will direct Prabhat’s next film, ‘Omar Khayyam’ with Jayshree in the lead role. The screen-play and dialogue writing were completed and film was to go on shooting floor in April 1941. But no progress was made beyond screen-play and dialogue writing. Eventually, the film was shleved.

(2) Sometime in the middle of the year 1941, Prabhat Film Company had spared the services of V Shantaram to Government of India as the Chief Producer for its Film Advisory Board (later called as Film Division) at a remuneration of Rs.2500/- per month. He was the first Indian to head the Film Advisory Board of the Government of India. Although he was allowed to work for Prabhat Films whenever his services were required, Prabhat Films did not give him any assignment.

(3) Around the same time, V Shantaram married Jayshree Kamulkar who was the lead actress in Prabhat Film’s Marathi version of ‘Padosi’ (1941), titled as ‘Shejari’. Earlier, one of the partners of Prabhat Films, Keshavrao Dhaiber had married actress Nalini Tarkhud who was the heroine in Prabhat’s ‘Rajput Ramani’ (1936). For this, he was made to exit from the partnership of Prabhat Films. Since then, there was a rule in Prabhat Films that any partner marrying the actress in the payroll of the Company would have to leave the partnership. This rule would also apply to V Shantaram.

Since V Shantaram did not immediately exit from the partnership of Prabhat Films after the marriage, it is quite possible that sparing his services to the Film Advisory Board was a way out to keep V Shantaram out of Prabhat Films. This arrangement may have also suited V Shantaram as he got the time to plan for his future film ventures before he finally exited from his partnership in Prabhat Films.

V Shantaram exited from the partnership of Prabhat Films in May 1942. He continued with his new assignments with Film Advisory Board until September 1942 when he resigned his post as the Chief Producer. By this time, he had set up Silver Screen Exchange, his film distribution company for Western India and was in advance stage of setting up of his film production company. He had already announced ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) as the first film under his newly set up banner, Rajkamal Kala Mandir. He had almost finalised buying National Studio for Rs.7 lakhs and he had already made the announcement to this effect.

But unlike doing business in Kolhapur and Pune, Mumbai was highly competitive. When the news of his buying National Studio became known in the film industry, Keki Mody, the Chief of Western India Theatres put his bid for National Studio at much higher price and snatched away the deal from V Shantaram. It was a setback for V Shantaram as he had planned to start the shooting of ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) soon after the acquisition of the National Studio.

The necessity of buying a studio become a prestige issue for V Shantaram more than for the immediate requirement for the commencement of shooting for his first film. So, he immediately bought Wadia Movietone’s studio for Rs.2 lakhs – much lower price than his bid for National Studio. But it had a hidden cost – the cost of renovation and the resultant delay of about 3 months to commence the shooting of ‘Shakuntala’ (1943).

The shooting of ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) started in January 1943 and got completed in July 1943. Therafter the film was released. It ran for 104 weeks in a single theatre in Mumbai. Thus the two years of inactivity of V Shantaram in commercial cinema was rewarded with a grand success of ‘Shakuntala’ (1943).

10 years ago on this date (26 June 2011), one song from the film ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) was posted on the Blog. So far, 10 songs (out of 13) from the film have been posted on the Blog, details of which are as under

Sr. No. Song Posting Date
01 Jeewan ki naao na doley 09/06/2011
02 Kamal hai mere saamne 25/06/2011
03 Pyaari pyaari ye sukhad maatribhoomi apni 26/06/2011
04 Jhooloongi jhooloongi 30/06/2011
05 Tumhe prasann yoon dekh ke 04/05/2014
06 Chaand sa nanha aaya 06/05/2014
07 Na jaane kahaan ka ye jaadoo kiya hai 24/07/2017
08 Chali apne ghar ko Shakuntala 18/08/2018
09 Mere baba ne baat meri maan li 04/08/2019
10 Ek prem ki pyaasi bani banwaasi 25/06/2021

I am presenting the 11th song, ‘meri biraha ki rain thhi ek to badi’ from the film ‘Shakuntala’ (1943). The song is rendered by Amirbai Karnataki. There were two lyricists – Diwan Sharar and Ratan Piya for the film. However, for the song under discussion, individual accreditation is not available.

The song is picturised on a dancer whom I am not able to identify. The situation of the song is that as soon as King Dushyant gets to see the ring which he had presented to Shakuntala after his marriage with her, his memories of the time he spent with Shakuntala is restored. He becomes restless and is eager to see Shakuntala. This song is the reflections of what is going in the mind of King Dushyant.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio Clip:

Video


Song-Mere birha ki rain thhi ik to badi (Shakuntala)(1943) Singer-Amirbai Karnataki, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics (provided by Prakashchandra)

mere birha ki rain thhi ik to badi
dooje badhti ee gayi
aur badhti gayi
mere birha ki rain thhi ik to badi
uthhi rang(?) ki siyaahi se kaali ghataa
kaali raat ke chadhti ee
chadhti ee gayi
mere birhaa ki rain thhi ik to badi

hai biyog ki lambi kahaani meri
kabhi ant main uska likh naa saki ee
kabhi likhti rahi
kabhi padhti gayi ee
phir likh likh
likh kar
padhti gayi
mere birha ki rain thhi ik to badi


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.

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4420 Post No. : 15828

Today’s song is from the film Ek tha Ladka-1951. As per my plan, I am selecting randomly songs from the 50’s decade films, to discuss here.

Har Mandir Singh ‘Hamraz’ji has published a Film Index, listing films from Silent and Talkie films, since 1913 to 2012. Sometimes, I spend my free time to note down oddities, found in the film titles. Today, I went through it, to know more about film titles, starting with the word “Ek”. To my surprise, there are as many as 206 films whose titles start with “EK “. 32 films start with “Ek aur..”, 7 films with ‘Ek tha” and 3 films with ” Ek thi “. Title of today’s film ‘Ek tha Ladka’ sounds like the counterpart of the film ‘Ek thi Ladki’ !

The film was made by Chitra Mahal, produced and directed by Roop Sanware. From a search with available data, there seems to be only this released film on his name as Director. There were 2 Music Directors,namely Murari Sharma, who composed 6 songs and Rajhans Kataria, who composed 3 songs. One song is not credited to anyone. There were a total of 10 songs. 4 songs are already discussed and today’s song is fifth song, composed by Rajhans Kataria.

I am sure you must have heard the names of Music Directors Fakir Muhammed, Shambhoo, Dattaraj, Brij Bhushan, Raj Ratan, Ronodev Mukherjee, Kamalkant, Vishnu Khanna, Ajay, Baboo Singh or Vijay Honavar ? Your blank face says, you have never heard their names.

I am not asking you names of Music Directors from the 1930s or 1940s. All these were composers in the 1960s. If I ask you about Satyam, Jagdish or Ratandeep-Hemraj, what will you say ?

These were Music Directors in the 1970s. They composed music for 5 to 15 films each in the 70s.

Can one tell how many composers gave music in Hindi films from 1931 to till today ? It is extremely difficult to make a list of Music Directors. This is because there were many who gave music in just one or two movies. In many cases even the names of the composers are not known. If this is the case of the name itself, getting their Biographies is a distant dream !

Right from 1931 till today, according to Harish Raghuwanshi ji, 3000 Music Directors operated in Hindi film industry. muVyz counted 2088 and it was still counting.Most of these were those who gave music to just one film and disappeared. Still- they all contributed to the HFM legacy. Hardly any serious effort seems to have been made to collect information about at least those who gave music to 5 or more films.

To my knowledge,there are two good books on Music Directors-
1. Dhunon ki Yatra-Pankaj Raag and
2. Film Sangeetkar-Suvarnayugwale- Prof. Yogesh Yadav

There could be some more such books, which I do not know.

The Pankaj Raag book is a solid 800 pages book costing around 1500/- approx. now. This book gives detailed information on 117 Music Directors and Some information on another 137 Music Directors from 1931 to 2000. The book also mentions names and films of another 200 or so composers who did just 1 or 2 films. That makes a total of 454 composers. Prof. Yadav’s book lists short information about 151 composers. Thus we have about 600 composers with some information to talk about. Still, a large number remains without any data.

From time to time, some relative of a forgotten Music Director springs up and gives some information. Sometime back, the daughter of composer/singer K.S.Ragi appeared on Facebook and gave some valuable information on her father. Likewise the son and daughter of composer V.K.Naidu commented on this Blog to give information. Similarly the daughter of Ghantasala came on Facebook and gave some information on Ghantasala’s Hindi work. Same way the nephew of C. Arjun commented on ‘songs of yore’ and clarified some matters.

But this is by Luck. Otherwise many composers are buried under obscurity and anonymity. How many of us have heard the name of Composer Rajhans Kataria ? There was a film “Gandhi Mandir” produced sometime in the last days of the 1940s (probably 1949). It was made by Meera Pictures, produced by Y.D.Shaikh, directed by Roop Sanware and its cast was Nirupa Roy, Pran, Uday Kumar, Ramsingh etc (according to an advertisement copy sent to me by shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji). The music director of this movie was Rajhans Kataria. The name of the film was changed to Afsana(aka Kalakar). This film features in HFGK as an unreleased film. It was not even Censored. However 12 songs were issued on Records by the name “Gandhi mandir” only.

Rajhans Kataria gave music to 2 more films. “Ek tha Ladka”-51 and “Chhoti Duniya”-53. Then he simply vanished. No information whatsoever is available anywhere on him. Similarly the other Music Director- Murari Sharma also gave music to two films only – Nai Zindagi-51 and Ek tha Ladka-51.

The cast of the film was Geeta Bali, Bharat Bhushan, Geeta Nizami, Niloufer, Umesh Sharma, S K Prem, Uma Dutt and many others. From this cast, S K Prem possibly started his career as a Lyricist. His name is mentioned for film Dhruv Kumar-38. Then he became an actor and from 1946 to 1975, he acted in 36 films. Another name of interest is that of Geeta Nizami, a Heroine in the 40’s decade. This was her last film in India, after which she migrated to Pakistan.

The real name of Geeta Nizami was Rashida Begum. She was born in Lahore on 24-6-1926. At the age of 14 only, she was married to Barkat Nizami – uncle of actress Mumtaz Shanti. This person had a knack of discovering talents for films. First he discovered Mumtaz Shanti. He was a businessman to the core. Though Mumtaz Shanti was his niece, he had a contract with her for films. According to that 50% share of her income was to be given to Barkat and 25% to Barkat’s son from his first marriage. The balance was given to Mumtaz Shanti.

However, after her marriage to Wali Saheb, he stopped getting this money. So, he married Geeta and continued the same contract. He used to call it more of a business deal than a marriage. Geeta made her Debut in Shalimar Film’s film Mann ka meet-1944. 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.

Her second appearance was in Navyug Chitrapat’s propaganda film, ” Panna”-44. She did excellent acting and surprised everyone. In recognition of her brilliant performance, she is perhaps the only artiste of the Hindi films to have been rewarded Rs. 9000 from Government of India.

Famous author Manto says in his book, ‘Dastavej ‘ Vol 5, that after this film, Geeta Nizami left Barkat Nizami, refusing to give him any share of her earnings. He went to the court and his case lingered, meanwhile he migrated to Pakistan also. Geeta Nizami then married several times and was known for that.

Geeta Nizami could not continue as a Heroine in films. She was lead actress in only 7 films. The reason why she did not get more roles as a Heroine was found in a book by a well known author. According to this author, Geeta took a bath only once a week, smelt horrible 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. Even Kalpana’s career was short lived.)

Geeta did just 13 films in India. She acted in Mann ji jeet-44, Panna-44, Gaon ki Gori-45, Sassi Punnu-46, Room No. 9-46, Paro-47, Moti-47, Rehnuma-48, Gajre-48, Karwat-49, Beqasoor-50, Hulchal-51 and finally Ek tha Ladka-51.

Her last film was ‘Ek Tha Ladka’ (1951). After this she migrated to Pakistan. In Pakistan she formed a dance troupe and did shows in various cities of Pakistan. She died on 28-4-2008.

There is no information available from any source, about the film’s story, release date etc. There are hundreds of such films about which we have no information at all.Today’s song is sung by Geeta Roy. The uploader Parag Sankla has said on You Tube that ” this extremely rare song has been recorded from SLBC (Radio Ceylon) by shri Narsing Agnish “. This song is written by Rajesh kumar- a one time Lyricist. The song is very good.


Song-Tum jaate ho to jaao bhale (Ek Thha Ladka)(1951) Singer- Geeta Dutt, Lyricist- Rajesh Kumar, MD- Rajhans Kataria

Lyrics

Tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

yaad karoongi din raat tumhen
main din raat tumhen
bhool na jaana tum
jaa ke hamen jee door
jaa ke hamen
aur chaaahte ho
tujhe apne
tujhe apne
pati ka pyaar mile ae
pyaar mile ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

chanda ki chaandni mein
do mil rahe hain dil
do mil rahe hain dil
murjhaaye huye armaan
jaayenge aaj khil
jaayenge aaj khil
ae chaand
kasam meri
kasam meri
jo jaldi se tum dhale ae
jaldi se tum dhale
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

duniya mein sab se ooncha
tera naseeb hai
tera naseeb hai
duniya ki har khushi
tujhko naseeb hai
tujhko naseeb hai
aji deepak
teri khushiyon
teri khushiyon ka
toofaanon mein jale
toofaanon mein jale
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale


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 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 :

4345 Post No. : 15653

Saga Of Sleepless Nights – 8
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aa jaao tadapte hain armaan
ab raat guzarne waali hai. . .

Good morning. It is 8 am, on Wednesday, the 10th June, 2020. We are onto the 162nd day of the year, and running through the 24th week. It is the 5th day (panchmi) of the waning moon cycle (krishna paksh) of the month of Aashaad. As per the Hijri calendar, today is the 17th day of the month of Shawwal.

The other important associations of today’s date are – it is the International Iced Tea Day – be sure to have a frosty glass of iced tea today. Today also is the International Ball Pen Day. This day in 1943, the first patent was issued in the US, for what would and has become the most popular writing instrument across the globe.

Notable Indian cinema association for today – it is the remembrance day of character actor and villain – Jeevan.
And the upcoming notable anniversaries are  – actress Shyama on 12th June and songwriter Prem Dhawan on the 13th June.

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This song is another one in the series of the sleepless nights saga.

aa jaao tadapte hain armaan
ab raat guzarne waali hai. . .

The song is from the 1954 film ‘Danka’. The film is a stunt cum costume drama which is produced under the banner of Goodwill Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by JP Advani. The cast of actors is listed as Nimmi, Amarnath, Mohna, Sundar, Heera Lal, Neelam, Shivraj, Uma Devi, Roop Kumar, and Om Prakash etc.

The film has eleven songs listed in the Geet Kosh. The songs are written by three lyricists – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, Nazim Panipati and Arshi Ajmeri. This song is from the pen of Jaan Nisar Akhtar. The music for this film is composed by Aziz Hindi. The singing voice is that of Lata Mangeshkar. Viewing the list actors, it seems most likely that this song would have been picturized on Nimmi.

The song is an expression of sadness, expressed by the lady, as she is calling out to her beloved, telling him about the ambiance of the lovely albeit a lonely night that she is experiencing without him. The moon, the stars, the clear skies of a calm and sad night, all are waiting with her, giving her company in this loneliness. The emotions of longing and eagerness to be with him are making this forlorn night a difficult time to pass. The mighty splendors of love turn into a sigh of melancholy in the lonely nights of separation, as the heart and the arms ache to be with the beloved. And when that happens, the mind of the poet will express itself in these beautiful verses.

This lovely song is a new discovery for me. I am hearing it for the first time, as I checked out the short list of songs that I have prepared for this series. The words, the melody, and the life infused in them through of the singing voice of Lata – all come together to create this lovely song of wait and longing.

Listen and enjoy this obscure melody from the golden era of Hindi film music.

Ed note:- With this song, Jaan Nisaar Akhtar completes 200 songs as a lyricist in the blog.

 

Song – Ye Sitaare Ye Chaand, Ye Raatein Jawaan  (Danka) (1954) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD – Aziz Hindi

Lyrics

ye sitaare ye chaand
ye raaten jawaan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

bheegi raaten ye taaron bhara aasmaan
aa ja varna guzar jaayega ye sama
bheegi raaten ye taaron bhara aasmaan
aa ja varna guzar jaayega ye sama
tere bin soone soone hain donon jahaan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

kab se aankhen hain bekhwaab tere liye
tere liye
kab se aankhen hain bekhwaab tere liye
tere liye
har tamanna hai betaab tere liye
haaye tere liye
main hoon aur gham ki khaamosh tanhaaiyan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

chhut na jaaye ummeedon ka daaman kahin
lut na jaaye tamanna ka gulshan kahin
chhut na jaaye ummeedon ka daaman kahin
lut na jaaye tamanna ka gulshan kahin
reh na jaaye adhoori meri daastan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

ye sitaare ye chaand
ye raaten jawaan
bata kya karoon tu kahaan main kahaan
ye sitaare ye chaand

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये सितारे ये चाँद
ये रातें जवां
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद

भीगी रातें ये तारों भरा आसमां
आजा वरना गुज़र जाएगा ये समा
भीगी रातें ये तारों भरा आसमां
आजा वरना गुज़र जाएगा ये समा
तेरे बिन सूने सूने हैं दोनों जहां
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद

कब से आँखें हैं बेख़्वाब तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
कब से आँखें हैं बेख़्वाब तेरे लिए
तेरे लिए
हर तमन्ना है बेताब तेरे लिए
हाय तेरे लिए
मैं हूँ और ग़म की खामोश तनहाईयां
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद

छुट ना जाये उम्मीदों का दामन कहीं
लुट ना जाये तमन्ना का गुलशन कहीं
छुट ना जाये उम्मीदों का दामन कहीं
लुट ना जाये तमन्ना का गुलशन कहीं
रह ना जाये अधूरी मेरी दास्तान
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद

ये सितारे ये चाँद
ये रातें जवां
बता क्या करूँ तू कहाँ मैं कहाँ
ये सितारे ये चाँद


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Blog Day : 4205 Post No. : 15394

“Amat Jyoti”(1965) was directed by Raman B Desai for Bombay Films, Bombay. The movie had L. Vijayalaxmi, Ulhas, Kamal Mehra, Sapru, Mahipal etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Amat Jyoti”(1965) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Mahendra Kapoor. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. music is composed by Vasant Desai.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics of this song are provided by Nitin Shah.


Song-Jeewan bhar ham tum saath rahe (Amar Jyoti)(1965) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

Aji o o o
o sajan
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
jeewan bhar ham tum saath rahe
jeewan bhar ham tum mil na sakey

tum ko hum phoolon se poojen
par phoolon se hum khil na sakey
jeewan bhar hum
aji o o o
o sajan

ik mukhde ke do nain thhe hum
aapas meinn phir bhi door rahe
ik nadi ke hum thhe kinaare do
jo milne se mazboor rahe

milne se sapne choor huye
dil ke chaahat bekaar rahe ae ae
donon aapas rote kewal
ik sheeshe ki deewaar rahi ee ee ee
hum soch khade thhe do bande
hum paanch khade thhe do bande
tatke to rahe par mil na sakey
jeewan bhar ham tum saath rahe
jeewan bhar ham tum mil na sakey
jeewan bhar hum
aji o o o
o sajan
aji o o o
o sajan


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