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Blog Day :

4592 Post No. : 16216 Movie Count :

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Today’s song is from a very rare film-Zanjeer-47. The name of the film immediately reminds us about the same name film of 1973, which catapulted Amitabh Bachhan to dizzying heights thereafter ! However, this film of 1947 was probably made to facilitate Black money into white. Since a lot of Black money generated during the war years had flowed into film financing, this was a regular practice of such producers.

The director of this film was Kishore Sharma, for whom it was just his second movie as a Director. He directed only 5 films – Dr. Kumar-44, Zanjeer-47, Middle fail-48, Biwi-50 and Shisham-52. For the film’s Music Director Krishna Dayal, it was his First film as a Composer. He went on to give music to only 4 more films, namely Lekh-49,Bawra-50, Malika Saloini-53 ( a song ” wo aaye hai, dil ko karar aa gaya” by Sulochana kadam is an Evergreen song !) and Vijaygarh-54.

The cast of this film was Begum Para, Balwant Singh, Jagdish Sethi, K.N.Singh, Gope, Latika and others. Other than this, no information about this film is available anywhere.

Such experiences are not new to me. Since the day I started writing on old films, its music and the people connected with it, I have encountered dead ends many times. In the HFGK, one finds several films, whose only Titles are printed. No other details whatsoever. For example, film Tera Sahara-49, Shabash-49, Sansari-49, Ram pratigya-49, Payal-48, Gumrah-48, Zalim-47, Woh Dono-47, Prem ki Duniya-46, Kismet ka Dhani-46, Khiladi 45 etc. etc. In every year, few such films can be found. Their presence in the HFGK means they were Censored, but no other information.

This is one problem. Another problem is that the general public does not realise the importance of recording or documenting history of films and that we do our bit towards contributing to these collective efforts. Actually, this is a different world altogether. The world of old films and the people writing on them. In the first place, the definition of ” Old Film” is different to different people, depending on their age. Just see this…

For people between 20-30 films of 70s are Old Films
For people between 30-40 films of 60s are Old Films
For people between 40-50 films of 50s are Old Films
For people between 50-60 films of 40s are Old Films
For people between 60-80+ films of 30s are Old Films

When I tell someone that I write on old films,depending on his age he decides my work area. If he is say, 35 year old, he will think I write on films of the 60s era. So on and so forth.

Third problem is people don’t understand that we do this labour of love for self satisfaction, that we don’t earn anything from this and that many times spend a lot on computers and books etc. Some time back, one of my old friends, who has been happily settled in the USA for the last 40 years, came to India and we met one day at my place. After the usual casual talk, he asked me how do I spend my time, now that I am retired and do no job. He knew that after my wife’s demise, I lived alone for the last 7 years. Here is our conversation….

FriendSo Arun, how do you spend your time ?
MeI write on old films and my articles are published on the internet.
FriendOh, I see. You mean you write on films like Awara and Paying Guest etc ?
Me Sometimes, but mainly I write on films of the 30s and the 40s.
FriendDo you earn enough in this ?
Me Oh, no. I don’t get any money. I do it free and for my pleasure.
FriendAnd who reads them ? Why do you waste your time like this ? Forget this crap. If you want you can work from Home and earn plenty.
MeNo. I enjoy doing this. There are millions of people all over the world who read such articles.
FriendYou are a big Fool ! I can understand if you wrote on current films. Some people will read at least, but films of the 30s and 40s ! Oh my God !! You are a gone case !!!

That night I added this to my prayers… God, please pardon my friend. He did not understand what he was speaking !

Whatever is said by whosoever, as long as people like Atul ji are there, we will continue contributing to the preservation of old film documentation.

There are many artistes who contributed to the glory of old films to a great extent, unknown or less known. Not much is written about them and their true life stories are never available in books, magazines or such other chronicles. They appear, shine for a while in their own way and fade away.

Actress Latika was one such actress. She was neither very beautiful like Madhubala, nor had histrionic talents like Meena Kumari, but she had her own way of performance. Sometime in the year 2014, I came across the daughter of Latika, when she commented on my post in this Blog. I followed her up and she kindly sent me a mail describing the life story of Latika, who had settled in England that time. I do not know her present status as there is no reply from her daughter to my mails.

In the year 2014, I got in touch with Ms. Sindy Bell, daughter of Latika and a resident of London, U.K. Sindy was kind enough to provide me with a brief note on her Biography. Latika had acted only in 13 films from 1944 to 1948.( Dr.Kumar-44, Parakh-44, Laat Saheb-46, Inaam-46, Saathi-46, Chalte Chalte-47, Jungle mein mangal-47, Zanjeer-47, Jugnu-47, Shanti-47, Bahadur Jeevan-48 and Gopinath-48 ).

” Latika was born 13th October, 1924 in Darjeeling. Her Tibetan name was Hungu-Lamou. Her mother was Tibetan. Her father was an Australian who adopted Buddhism, living in India as a race horse trainer for the Maharajas. He died when Latika was still very young leaving her with a newly born brother. As a child, Latika was sent to the Kalimpong girl’s orphanage also called ‘The Homes’ for her education by her mother and new step-father until she was 16. Her mother had four more children, her half-brothers and sisters.

The Homes (one for girls, one for boys) were founded by a Scottish missionary, so as a child, Latika was christened Agnes and this is the name she uses in England. Her mother was Buddhist, her step-father, an Anglo-Indian by the name of Webber, was a Protestant but Buddhism was the prevalent faith among her surrounding family of aunties and uncles in Darjeeling.

Latika’s step-father was an engineer who built bridges and due to his work, when she was a teenager, they moved to Mumbai. It was there that Latika made friends with a neighbour who was a kathak dancer and actress. She was invited to visit the Minerva film studios and was there spotted by the director Sohrab Modi and offered the opportunity to act. This was where she was given the stage name Latika, which she is still called by friends and family in India to this day.

In those days, all the scripts were in Urdu which she read beautifully and also learnt kathak dancing. I’m sure you already know the 12 films Latika acted in from the mid 1940’s to early 1950’s, in particular the film Gopinath with Raj Kapoor (1948), where she played the ‘femme fatale’ and her lovely dance sequence in Jugnu (1947).

Latika had always had a respect and interest in holy writings. It was during this period that she met a Jehovah’s Witness who was able to explain the bible, not as a church book, but as holy writings, it’s answers to the ‘big’ questions we all ask and it’s promised blessings. It satisfied all of Latika’s questions about life, so she became a Jehovah’s Witness.

It was while as an actress she met and eventually became friends with Gope at the studios. To this day, Latika says he was the kindest, most compassionate man she ever met. They married and, at Gope’s request, Latika retired from the film industry.

Latika did introduce Gope to the bible. He would read by himself (or as my mother would say, ‘exclaim in delight!’), passages from it, early mornings on the verandah before work. She said he was particularly taken with the accounts of Jesus and how tenderly he treated people. To her surprise, of his own volition, he too became a Jehovah’s Witness.

Gope had a large house in Juhu which also came to house all Latika’s family. When we saw it, it had become a hotel but I’m not sure what has happened to it now.

Before Gope’s death, they had two sons, Gope Jr, and Lalith. When Gope suddenly and unexpectedly died, when the boys were three and five, mum decided to join her siblings who had earlier migrated to the UK. I came from her second marriage.

Latika is still alive and very well and living in the UK. She is in her 90th year, still beautiful. My niece’s second name is Latika and Gope Jr’s two sons bear the (second) name of Gope also. Latika has a big family with grand-children and great grand-children, all from Gope’s lineage. ”

Let us now listen to this song sung by Shamshad Begum and Chorus. With this song, film Zanjeer-47 makes its Debut on this Blog.


Song-Dekho ji aaya khushi ka zamaana chale na jaana (Zanjeer)(1947) Singer- Shamshad begum, Lyrics-Unknown, MD-Krishn Dayal
chorus

Lyrics

Dekho ji aaya khushi ka zamaana
chale na jaana
ho chale na jaana
dekho jee aaya khushi ka zamaana
dekho jee aaya khushi ka zamaana
chale na jaana
o jee o jee
o jee o jee
o jee o jee
o jee o jee
o jee o jee

jungle mein mangal manaane ke din hain
jungle mein
haan haan ji jungle mein
jungle mein mangal manaane ke din hain
baaghon mein
haan haan jee baaghon mein jhoola jhulaane ke din hain
?? jhoola jhulaana
chale na jaana
o chale na jaana
dekho jee aaya khushi ka zamaana
chale na jaana
o jee o jee
o jee o jee
o jee o jee
o jee o jee
o jee o jee

o oar
kaale kaale baadal chahoon oar chhaaye
o o
kaale kaale baadal chahoon oar chhaaye
dekho jee manzil ?? le ke aaye
dekho jee manzil ?? le ke aaye
dekho jee karlo haan haan jee mauj kar lo
dekho jee karlo haan haan jee mauj kar lo
mauj karne ka hai ye zamaana
chale na jaana
o chale na jaana
dekho jee aaya khushi ka zamaana
chale na jaana
o jee o jee
o jee o jee
o jee o jee
o jee o jee
o jee o jee


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Blog Day :

4583 Post No. : 16197

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 8
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This day ten years ago (viz February 2011) saw six songs from six different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie Year Remarks
3489 Halke halke chalo saanwre Taangaawaali 1955 7 songs covered out of 9. Remaining songs not available
3490 Hain pyaar ke do matwaale Apraadhi Kaun 1957 All songs covered by now
3491 Ye hawaa ye nadi ka kinaaraa Ghar Sansaar 1958 All songs covered by now
3492 Ye kaisi deewaar hai duniyaa Batwaaraa 1961 All songs covered by now
3493 Baahon ko zaraa lehraa de Kabhi Andheraa Kabhi Ujaalaa 1958 6 songs covered out of 9
3494 Ang se ang lagaa le Elaan 1971 3 songs covered out of 5

Ten years later, three movies whose songs were covered in the blog have been YIPPEED. Songs from the other three unYIPPEED movies can only be covered as part of Blog Ten Year Challenge today. Out of these three eligible movie, balance songs of “Taangaawaali” (1955) are not available. That leaves us ith “Kabhi Andhera Kabhi Ujaala”(1958) and “Elaan”(1971) as the only two movies hose songs arae available and can be taken up for discussion today.

“Kabhi Andhera Kabhi Ujaala”(1958) was produced by S Ajit Singh and directed by C P Dixit for Mehtab Films Private Limited, Bombay. This movie had Kishore Kumar, Nutan, Shekhar, Chitra, Lalita Pawar, K.N.Singh, Yakub, Madan Puri, Tuntun, Chhotu, Dubey, Kesri, Helen, Kumkum etc in it. The movie introduced Rati(aka T.Krishna Kumari of South Indian film industry) in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Six spngs have been covered so far. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Date of posting Remarks
3493 Baahon ko zaraa lehraa de 3 February 2011 Manna Dey-Asha Bhonsle duet
4326 Surma mera niraalaa 4 August 2011 Kishore Kumar solo
9844 Ladaaye sainyya naina to bada maza hoye 24 May 2014 Asha Bhonsle solo
9855 Ajab hamaari hai zindagaani 28 May 2014 Asha Bhonsle solo
12366 Zara sone de baalam main jaagi saari raat 11 September 2016 Asha Bhonsle solo
14858 Bhagwaan tujhe rote huye dil ne pukaara 28 January 2019 Asha Bhonsle solo

The song from “Kabhi Andhera Kabhi Ujaala”(1958) under discussion here is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Shamshad Begam. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by O P Nayyar.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knoledgeable readers to thro light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of this song ere sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Main hoon chanda ki chhori (Kabhi Andhera Kabhi Ujaala)(1958) Singers-Asha Bhonsle,Shamshdad Begum, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

main hoon chanda ki chhori
arrey chhori
rangat hai meri gori
gaalon pe kaala til hai ae
gori tere mukhde pe
mukhde pe
iss chanda ke tukde pe
chhotaa sa mera dil hai ae
main hoon chandaa ki chhori ee ee

naazuk dil waali hoon
dekho na tann ke
hoyye hoyye hoyye ae ae
chupp chupp ke aayi hoon
shabnam si bann ke
hoyye hoyye hoyye ae
nazar ko apni rok ley
aaa aaa aaa aaa hhaaa
nazar ko apni rok ley
kahin koyi na dekh ley
main hoon chanda ki chhori
arrey chhori
rangat hai meri gori
gaalon pe kaala til hai ae
main hoon chandaa ki chhori ee ee

ruk jaa doley kaahey
yoon machli machli

hoyye hoyye hoyye ae
itnaa to batlaa jaa o bann ki titli
hoyye hoyye hoyye ae ae
dilon se kaahey door hai
ho o ho o ho o o o o hoyye
dilon se kaahey door hai
nashe mein kis ke chhoor hai
gori tere mukhde pe
mukhde pe
iss chanda ke tukde pe
chhotaa sa mera dil hai ae

main hoon chanda ki chhori
arrey chhori
rangat hai meri gori
gaalon pe kaala til hai
gori tere mukhde pe ae ae


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Blog Day :

4560 Post No. : 16157

“Jai Shree”(1956) was directed by Balchandra Shukla and Harsukh Bhatt for Rajshree Productions, Bombay. HFGK mentions that Rajshree Productions had apparently bought the distribution rights of this movie and had released it under the banner of Ratndeep Pictures.

The movie had Nimmi, Pradeep Kumar, Lalita Pawar, Jeewan, Jayant, Radhakishan, Roopmala, Chaman Puri, Kesri, Gadadhar Sharma, Jagdeesh Kanwal, Baby Daisy Irani, Master Vijay Kumar etc in it.

This “social” movie had eight songs in it. Two song has been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Jai Shree”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam, Lata and chorus. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of this “sahelis teasing a lady” song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye (Jai Shree)(1956) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Lata, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se
kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se

o o o
o o o
udta hua panchhi jaane apna thhikaana
udta hua panchhi jaane
udta hua panchhi jaane apna thhikaana
jhoom uthhi main sun ke uska taraana
sakhi uska taraana

jhoom jhoom ke ji kahin sar na ghoom jaaye
sar na ghoom jaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se

o o o
o o o
maine to dekha thha zara yoon hi machal ke
maine to dekha thha zara yoon hi machal ke
nazro ke saath gaya dil hi uchhal ke
sakhi dil hi uchhal ke

kaske rahi jab kamaan
teer kyun chalaaye
teer kyu chalaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se

o o o
o o o
dekhte hi aisa laga
mil chuke hain khwaab mein
dekhte hi aisa laga
dekhte hi aisa laga
mil chuke hain khwaab mein
kuch nahin soojha to sakhi uthh padi jawaab mein
jee uthh padi jawaab mein

pyaar to pehle hansaaye phir hansi udaaye
phir hansi udaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se
kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se


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Blog Day :

4552 Post No. : 16139

Today’s song is from the film Chehra-1946. The film was so obscure that it had no face to recognise in the crowd of 153 Hindi films that were produced in 1946. The film was made by an unknown banner – ” Upright pictures, Bombay”. The director was Rajendra Sharma, for whom this was his First film as a Director. He went on to direct 4 more films namely, Jal Tarang-49, Ehsan-54, Dost-54 and Indra Leela-56, before disappearing from the arena of films. The Music Director was M.A.Mukhtar.

M.A.Mukhtar hailed from Punjab. He started his career by becoming assistant to MD Khurshid Anwar. Chehra was his First and the only independent film. There is a Mukesh solo also in this film -‘ O prani kya soche kya hoy’.

M.A.Mukhtar assisted Khurshid Anwar in PARWANA -47,the last film of K.L.Saigal.

Soon after, the communal riots started. Mukhtar wanted to bring his family from Punjab to safety in Bombay, but unfortunately he was killed in the riots in Jalandhar.

The cast consisted of Najma, Kamal Jamindar, Suraiya Zulfi, Mustafa, Jugal Kishore kaneez, Baby Anwari, Baldev Raj and others. These are veri insignificant names for Hindi films of those years. The Heroine was Najma. Her real name was Naseem. As there was already the popular actress Naseem Banu, She tookn the screen name of Najma. She was born on 12-8-1928 at lahore. Her father Abdul Rasheed was a respected businessman. She was very keen to join films. She was also very good looking.

In 1941, she signed a contract with Acharya Art productions and made a tame Debut in film Kunwara Baap-42. Her name was uncredited. Then came Uljhan-42, Gharonda aka Nai Zindagi-43 and Saudagar-44 (UR). She was cast as a Heroine opposite Suresh and Harish. Her some other films were Dr. Kumar-44, Piya Milan and Naseeb-45, Chehra-46, Haqdar-46, kasam-46 etc. Her last film in India was Parwana-47.

She married a Lahore distributor Mohd. Yasin and they migrated to Pakistan. After taking a few years for family raising, she joined films again as a supporting actress. She featured in 120 films in pakistan till 1987. Najma died 0n 7-1-1988 at Lahore, place of her Birth.

The curse of same name confusion has troubled Hindi films right from the 30s. Today we will talk about 4 different Suraiyas.

1. Suraiya Jamal Sheikh – Perhaps the most well-known of all Suraiyas, Suraiya Jamal Sheikh was one of the last ‘great’ singing-stars that dominated the Hindi film screen in 1930s and 1940s. Her acting style was a charming blend of dialogues and gestures, and was strongly reminiscent of the Muslim feudal era. She retired from films in the early 1960s, settling down to a solitary life in Mumbai before her death in 2004.

2. Suraiya Choudhary – Suraiya Choudhary was a supporting actress active in Hindi films from late 40s to early 50s and was active at the same time when singing-star Suraiya was playing the lead in films. Both Suraiyas were cast together in Jeet (1949). Other films to her credit include Sangeeta (1950), Sabz Baaz (1951), Azad Hindustani (1948) etc.

Suraiya choudhary also appeared with Suraiya-(Jamal Sheikh) in Wadia films Balam 1949, directed by Homi Wadia. Suraiya Choudhary worked with Geeta Bali in Dil Ki Duniya in 1949,directed by Mazhar khan.Suraiya Choudhary played as heroine in film Bombay-1949,opposite Uday kumar. Shakila also worked in this film.Suraiya Choudhary worked with Nargis in Chhoti Bhabhi,1950,directed by Shanti Kumar.

3. Suraiya (Begum) Multanikar – Suraiya Multanikar is a Saraiki folk-singer who also sang for few films including Gul Bakawali (1961) and Badnaam (1966). She was given the ‘Pride of Punjab’ Award recently in 2016 by Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (PILAC).

4. The fourth one was called Suraiya Zulfi. The real name of Suraiya Zulfi was Jamila Begum. She was born on 11-4-1919 at Lahore. Her father was a Petition writer in the District Court. Her schooling was done in Foreman High school. After completing her Junior Cambridge examination, she was married to one Mr. A.Q.Qureshi. He was a Stenographer to Home Secretary, Punjab Government. He was a corrupt person and had a lot of money. Unfortunately, her marriage was short lived and soon they were divorced.

Suraiya’s elder sister Razia Begum was already working in films in Bombay. She was an actress and a singer. Suraiya went to Bombay to try her luck. She was very good looking. Suraiya’s first non credited Debut was in the film Kiski Biwi-1942. This role came to her because to get it, she became friendly with the director Mirza. Her second film was Dada Gunjal’s Mata-1942. With great maneuvering and efforts she convinced Director Essabhai to make her Heroine in film Khiladi-43. The film was delayed and released only in 1945. She started doing small roles in various films. She was variously billed as Suraiya, Suraiya Bano, Suraiya Begum and Suraiya Zulfi.

Her film Yateem-45 was a successful film. In 1946 she did some films like Chehera, Pandit ji, Rupa and some others. Her last acting film was Do naina-47. Along with sister Razia Begum, she started her own Production Unit called R.S.Production and made 2 films in 1947-Kango and Do Naina.

She had, meanwhile, married a wealthy merchant Ali Buksh. Just before the partition, she migrated to Pakistan alone. It seems her husband chose to stay in India only. She planned to build a studio in Lahore for making films. It is believed that while travelling from Karachi to Lahore, Suraiya Zulfi died in a plane crash on 27-12-1947.
( based on information from Filmdom-1946, some Pakistani sites, HFGK,Muslim Cinema by Isak Mujawar and my notes.)

The film Chehra-46, which was a Social film was released on 31-12-1947, more than an year after completion. It probably got stuck with censors first and later in the Partition chaos. Unfortunately, Suraiya Zulfi had died on 27-12-1947 in Lahore in a plane crash. As expected, the film was a flop and ran just one week in Swastik cinema, Bombay.

It is a mystery what makes a film successful. No one has the winning formula. The other day, I was reading the Thesis of Dr. Soumya Dutta of the US, titled “Film Genres’ ‘. It was sent to me by academia.edu, an American site for academicians. In this Thesis he has quoted about the famous theory of Seven Plots, floated by Christpher Booker thus……

” In 2004, a book called “Why we tell stories’, written by Christopher Booker was published. It is a book having more than 700 pages-728 pages to be exact. The book says “There are only 7 (Seven) basic plots in the whole world. They are recycled again and again in Novels, movies, Plays and Operas. These are
1.Overcoming the Monster
2.Rags to riches
3.The quest
4.Voyage and return
5.Rebirth
6.Comedy and
7.Tragedy “.
After this book was published, there was chaos and criticism started. ‘New York Times’ also jumped in. The author coolly replied to all points and stuck to his statements. ”

However, In India, no film is based on an exclusive Generic Story. It is always a clever mix of several Genres. For example, see this story of a Hindi film ” A poor boy and a rich girl fall in love.Boy goes to other countries and comes bag fabulously rich. The girl is kidnapped by a Monster. Boy searches for her, finds her and kills the Monster in a thrilling sword fighting. The couple unites. ” Clap, Clap, Clap !!!

Overall, the Indian movies are highly imaginative. In this field, the South beats all other film industries. # songs from this film are discussed earlier. Today’s song is the fourth one. It is a reasonably good song by Shamshad Begum. Enjoy….


Song-O naina maanat naahin kehna (Chehra)(1946) Singer- Shamshad Begum, Lyricist- I C Kapoor, MD-M A Mukhtar

Lyrics

o naina
o naina maanat naahin kehna
jab se tumko jaana re
jab se tumko jaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna
jab se tumko jaana re
jab se tumko jaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna

teri choron waali ghaaten
meri haule haule baaten
meri haule haule baaten
baaten yaad karo
baaten yaad karo
wo raaten
ab kyun hua begaana re
ab kyun hua begaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna
jab se tumko jaana re
jab se tumko jaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna

aaja karle
kar le manmaani balmaa
chaar dinon ki jawaani
aaja karle
kar le manmaani balmaa
chaar dinon ki jawaani
kal ki baat hai kisne jaani
kal ki baat hai kisne jaani
apna aaj zamaanaa re
apna aaj zamaanaa re
o naina maanat naahin kehna
jab se tumko jaana re
jab se tumko jaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna

ye sab chaar dinon ke mele
ham tum phirte rahe hain akele
ye sab chaar dinon ke mele
ham tum phirte rahe hain akele
kuchh le le
aa kuchh de de
kuchh le le
aa kuchh de de
kal ka kaun thhikaana re
kal ka kaun thhikaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna
jab se tumko jaana re
jab se tumko jaana re
o naina maanat naahin kehna


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Blog Day :

4547 Post No. : 16124

“Lachak”(1951) as produced by Shreeram Vohra and directed by M I Dharmsi for Shrre Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Geta Bali, Amarnath, Kuldeep Kaur, Agha, Paro, Nayantara, B M Vyas, Ramkumar, Shanti Sharma, Rukhsana, Zareena, Cecil, Ram Singh, Anand, Sheikh etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. To songs have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from “Lackah”(1951) to appear in the blog. THe song is sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. Balkrishn Vohra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Moti Ram.

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


Song-Ho thhanda thhandaa paani nadiya mein behta jaaye (Lachak)(1951) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Balkrishn Vohra, MD-Pt Motiram
Chorus

Lyrics

Ho thhanda thhanda
ho thhanda thhanda
ho thhandaa thhandaa paani
nadiya mein behta jaaye
haaye nadiya mein behta jaaye
ye prem ki aag mere dil mein lagaaye

ye duniya deewaani kare apni manmaani
ho o apni manmaani
ye duniya deewaani kare apni manmaani
ho o apni manmaani
darr lagta hai mujhko
kahin doobe na jawaani
ho o doobe na jawaani
darr lagta hai
darr lagta hai mujhko
kahin doobe na jawaani
ho o doobe na jawaani
chhoti si ye baat
chhoti si ye baat
mujhe kaun bataaye
ho o
chhoti si ye baat
mujhe kaun bataaye
ye prem ki aag mere dil mein lagaaye
hoy thhandaa thhandaa paani
hoy thhandaa thhandaa paani

hoy thhandaa thhandaa
hoy thhandaa thhandaa paani
nadiya mein behtaa jaaye
haaye nadiya mein behtaa jaaye
ye prem ki aag mere dil mein lagaaye

o mere banmaali
phool khile daali daali
ho o khile daali daali
o mere banmaali
phool khile daali daali
ho o khile daali daali
mere man ki muraad
aaj jaaye nahin khaali
ho o jaaye nahin khaali
mere man ki muraad
aaj jaaye nahin khaali
ho o jaaye nahin khaali
dil ki lagi
dil ki lagi ko ab kaun bujhaaye
o o
dil ki lagi ko ab kaun bujhaaye
ye prem ki aag mere dil mein lagaaye
hoy thhandaa thhandaa paani
hoy thhandaa thhandaa paani

hoy thhandaa thhandaa
hoy thhandaa thhandaa paani
nadiya mein behtaa jaaye
haaye nadiya mein behtaa jaaye
ye prem ki aag mere dil mein lagaaye


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Blog Day :

4511 Post No. : 16060

Today (23 november 2020) is the 90th birth anniversary of Geeta Dutt (23 November 1930- 20 July 1972). I was aware of this fact yesterday itself, seeing that I had received several contributions for the occasion. Moreover, this date, which happens to be a monday, is also a day when I present my weekly series of Lata Mangeshkar songs sung in a particular calender year- a very research heavy project. So, my hands were full on sunday (22 november) preparing for all these articles to be published on 23 november 2020.

By late night on 22 november 2020, I had four articles ready, one for Lata Mangeshkar and three for Geeta Dutt, to be published on the morning of 23 november 2020. I had plans to post another article on Geeta Dutt (this one), as that article was going to be a special article on the occasion of Geeta Dutt’s birth anniversary.

I was not the only one who was busy on sunday. It turns out that our own Gajendra Khanna was also busy. A big Geeta Dutt fan and the administrator of Geeta Dutt site geetadutt.com, Gajendra Khanna had prepared a one hour long programme on the occasion and had left a link of the programme on our whatsapp group. I listened to this programme in the morning. As is his wont, Gajendra Khanna’s programme was extremely well researched and contained new, eye opening informations. It was through this programme that I realised that Geeta Dutt (nee Roy) had not made her debut in Hindi movies in 1946, but it was in 1945 in “Aadhaar”(1945). HFGK contains very sketchy information on this movie and mentions name of movie characters as singers. “Aadhaar” (1945) is her first Hindi movie as a playback singer. I notice that a song Aayi balloon waali aayi re in Geeta Dutt’s voice (alongwith S N Tripathi) is actually posted in the blog with correct attribution. That was thanks to information provide by geetadutt.com, ofcourse. HFGK mentions this song as sung by Shehzaadi. Shehzaadi could well be the name of the character who lip syncs this song in the movie.

This programme also contains some other interesting information about Geeta Dutt. For instance, she has sung over 90 songs in Gujarati. She has also sung in Bangla (her mother tongue), Marathi, Punjabi etc. What is very special is the fact that she sounds a natural in all these languages. For instance, Gajendra Khanna finds her Punjabi diction impeccable in her Punjabi language song that he played in his programme.

It is unfortunate that her married life turned out to be disastrous and such a god given singing talent like hers, that should have blossomed, instead got withered and finally got cut short prematurely, because of the after effects of her unhappy marriage with Guru Dutt.

Despite all the circumstances that impeded her after her marriage, Geeta Dutt has still left us with more than a thousand songs to savour. The blog has 899 songs so far and this article is being written to mark the 900th song of Geeta Dutt in the blog. I was wondering what song to showcase as her 900th song in the blog. Most of her well known songs, including iconic songs are already showcased in the blog. Many of the songs not yet covered either did not fit the bill, or their audio quality was not upto the mark, or the genre of the song did not suit the occasion.

I covered a song that I thought was a nice discovery. But a few hours later it was pointed out that the song was already covered in the past.

So it was back to the drawing board.

Now I have picked another special song. This song is from an obscure movie called “Putli”(1950). “Putli”(1950) was produced and directed by Wali Sahab for Punjab Film Corporation, Bombay. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti ,Pran, Yaqoob, Husn Banu, Srinath, Majnu, Prem Dhawan, Ramesh Thakur, Sheela Naik etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past. HFGK mentions singers only for three songs. The singers mentioned for these songs are Meena Kapoor for all three songs and a male voice in one of these three songs. There is no mention of singers for remaining eight songs.

What is special about this song is that HFGK is silent about the singers of this song. On listening to the song, it is clear that the song contains the voices of Geeta Dutt and Shamshad Begam. So this song is a “new” discovery as a Geeta Dutt song as well as a Shamshad Begam song.

Uploader of the audio of the song mentions Harikrishn as the lyricist and Aziz Hindi as the music director. While the music director matches with the entry of HFGK, the lyricist does not as HFGK is silent about the lyricist. HFGK Wali Sahab and Abid Gulrej are mentioned as the two lyricists. I think that the uploader of this song has more information about this song as he may have taken this information from the record label.

With this song, Geeta Dutt now has exactly 900 songs in the blog as a playback singer. It is befitting that she should reach this mark on the occasion of her 90th birth anniversary today. What a delightful song to bring up this occasion.

As a great coincidence, this song is the 700th song for Shamshad Begam in the blog and she too completes her century with this song.

PS-Sadanand Kamath Jee has located the video of the song. He identifies the two female dancers as Sheela Naik (lip syncing in Geeta Dutt’s voice) and Cuckkoo (lip syncing in Shamshad Begam’s voice).

Audio

Video

Song-Kabhi ganga ke paar kabhi jamuna kinaar (Putli)(1950) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Harikrishn, MD-Aziz Hindi
Both

Lyrics

kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho naina chaar karoongi
tohe pyaar karoongi
hoy naina chaar karoongi
tohe pyaar karoongi
chale aana
oye bhool na jaanaa
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi

kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana
main tera intezar karoongi

ooo tu jo dil dega balma
main jaan de doongi
haaye main jaan de doongi

aur main hans hans kar
aur main hans hans kar donon jahaan de doongi
aur main hans hans kar donon jahaan de doongi
o o o
tu jo dil dega balma
main jaan de doongi

aur main hans hans kar donon jahaan de doongi

jaan de kar bhi
jaan de kar bhi tera deedaar karoongi
jaan de kar bhi tera deedaar karoongi
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi

lalalaa lalla lalla la
lalalaa lalla lalla la
lalalaa lalla lalla la
lalalaa lalla lalla la

mere angna mein
haaye mere angna mein saavan ke mele piya
aa aa aa aa
mere angna mein saavan ke mele piya
aa aa
kaise dekhoon akele akele piya
haaye
akele piya

tum jo aao
tum jo aao main saula-singaar karoongi
tum jo aao main saul-singaar karoongi

chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi

gehri gehri nadiya hai
gehri gehri nadiya aur door kinaara re
door kinaara
gehri gehri nadiya aur door kinaara re
door kinaara
tere bina koi nahin apna sahaara re
haaye apna sahaara
apni naiyya ko
apni naiyya ko nadiya ke paar karoongi
apni naiyya ko nadiya ke paar karoongi
chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar


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Blog Day :

4508 Post No. : 16051

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 93
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I notice that only 198 articles were posted in the blog during the first four months of the year 2010. Still, by the end of end of October 2010, the blog had already added just over one thousand posts during the year 2010 ! That was because the blog had picked up pace from July to September 2010, when 481 posts were published in these three months !

November 2010 was a slow month for the blog, when songs were covered at a rate of less than four songs a day. This day ten years ago (viz 20 November 2010), only two songs were covered. Here are the details:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ek Shamaa do parwaane mile… yahi zindagi ki reet Shabistan-1951 All songs covered on the blog
Tera mera mera tera ho gaya pyaar Sindbad The Sailor-1952 4 of 8 songs posted

So, ‘Sindbad The Sailor-1952’ is the only movie eligible to be covered in the Blog Ten Year Challenge series today (20 November 2020).

‘Sindbad The Sailor-1952’ was produced by Balwant Bhatt and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Deepak Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Naseem aka Naseem Banu, Nirupa Roy, Ranjan, Yashodhra Katju, Bhagwan, Jayant,Samson, Pran, Asim, Douglas, Gulam Rasool, Shahpur, Lalita Rao,Urmila, Shakila, Kammo etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far. Here are the deatails of these four songs :-

Song Posted On
Adaa se jhoomte huye 26.03.2009
Tera mera mera tera ho gaya pyaar 20.11.2020
Jis roz se hamne tera deedaar kiya 24.07.2015
Dharti aazaad hai aasmaan aazaad 21.01.2017

As blog ten year challenge, here is a song from ‘Sindbad The Sailor-1952’. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Anjum Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

The song is lip synced by Naseem Bano. Nirupa Roy is also visible in the picturisation.

Lyrics of the song were sent by Prakashchandra. BTYC details were provided by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio

Video

Song-Dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaana (Sindbad the Sailor)(1952) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ye aansoon oo
muskuraate hain
zamaane ki ee ee
zafaa`on par r r
mohabbat karne waaley
jaan dete hain aen
wafaa`on par…r

dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa
ho nahin sakte kabhi ham
unse begaana
kahega jal ke parwanaa
dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa

dil bahot naazuk hai lekin
gham se takraayenge ham
dil bahot naazuk hai lekin
gham se takraayenge ham
yaad mein teri bhulaa denge zamaane ke sitam
toot saktaa hi nahin een een een een een
toot saktaa hi nahin ulfat ka paimaanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa
dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa

dar pe tere ae zamaane
ishq jhuk saktaa nahin
dar pe tere ae zamaane
ishq jhuk saktaa nahin
qaid mein rehtaa hai kab
aazaad parwaanaa kahin
ham nahin honge tere ae ae ae an
ham nahin honge tere teeron ka nazraanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa
dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaanaa
kahega jal ke parwaanaa


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

4506 Post No. : 16047

Today’s song is from the film Kaise Kahoon-1945.

To start with, Bombay was the first film making centre followed closely by Calcutta. Slowly, some other centres like Madras, Coimbatore, Poona, Bangalore etc. as occasional film centres also developed. In 1924,i.e. 11 years after the first silent feature film was released in Bombay, Lahore made its first silent film-“The daughters of Today”. It was made and released in Lahore. This film was made by Mr. G K Mehta, a former officer of North Western Railways, who had imported a Camera from London. A R Kardar, who was making posters for foreign film productions and who was a qualified well known Calligrapher, assisted Mehta. Kardar and his friend Ismail both also acted in that film.

In 1928, Kardar, with no other work on hand, decided to start a film making studio and a production company called ” United Players Corporation” to make films. He made 12 silent films in Lahore, thus bringing Lahore’s name on the map of film centres in India. Therefore, Kardar can be called the architect of Lahore film industry, in a sense. Slowly Talkie films were planned in Lahore. Dalsukh Pancholiestablished his studio. The making of films like Khazanchi, Khandan and Zamindar firmly established Lahore as a Film making centre. Many films like Poonji, Daasi etc were made there. Punjabi aspirants in various fields like acting, direction, music, singing, cinematography etc found Lahore convenient to start careers, rather than going to Bombay all the way.

Film Kaise Kahoon – 45 was made by Pancholi Art Studio, Lahore which had earned All India fame with its highly successful films. As per Baburao Patel’s review in Film India magazine January 1945, the film’s story was by Dalsukh pancholi himself. He had also written the story for another hit film Daasi-44 earlier. Patel said in his review that ” Pancholi stole ideas from foreign films “. Whether True or not, the treatment Pancholi’s films gave to the stories was certainly loved by the audience all over India, so there was no problem. The film was directed by foreign trained Moti B Gidwani, who directed 17 films in his career. It is interesting to know, however, that his first film as a director, ” Midnight Girl -29″ was a resounding flop and it caused the film maker company- Maharashtra Film company of Kolhapur to close down. It also caused a group of 5 people to leave the company earlier and start their own Prabhat Film Company, at Kolhapur.

Cast of the film was Ragini, Najmul Hasan, Akhtar, Jagirdar, Durga Mota etc. Ragini was famous and popular. She was one of the two actresses of Hindi films, who had Brown eyes, the other being Vanmala. The hero Najmul Hasan was a compromise actor, who had become infamous due to his elopement with Devika Rani of Bombay Talkies. She returned to her husband and he was left high and dry ! Baburao Patel described him as ” an overfed Owl ” !

One name in the cast is that of Durga Mota. His real name was Durgaprasad. Due to his heavy build he was nicknamed Mota(fat). He was a permanent member of Pancholi films as a comedian. It is very sad that his career ended in a gruesome way. In 1947, after Partition, there was an exodus of millions from Lahore to India. Durgaprasad also wanted to shift to Delhi. He went to Lahore station to catch the train. Suddenly, a frenzied mob of rioters invaded Lahore station and they started killing all the passengers waiting to go to India. People started running to save life. Due to his fatness, Durgaprasad could not move faster and was caught by the mob, who cut him in pieces on the Lahore Railway station platform itself.

The film was released on 16-11-45 ( 75 years ago to the date, almost), in Imperial Cinema, Bombay. The story of the film, as adapted from the Film India magazine review by our Sadanand kamath ji, was – A doctor (Gajanan Jagirdar) has a son and two grown up daughters – Geeta (Ragini) and Basanti (Baby Akhtar). The son who was in Burma is expected to return home, However, he is accidentally killed by Pradeep (Najam ul Hasan) without knowing the identity of the deceased. As it often happens in Hindi films, coincidentally, Pradeep lands in a doctor’s house for an overnight stay. He falls in love with Geeta instantaneously. The overnight guest becomes a permanent attachment. Basanti, the younger sister of Geeta, is also happy about her sister’s love for Pradeep.

As usual in Hindi films, when the love reaches a finale, a villain, a zamindar (probably Ajmal) steps in the picture. He comes to know about the accidental death of the doctor’s son and the killer who is none other than Pradeep. After a lot of suspicions and misunderstanding, the things get cleared and Pradeep gets his fiancee Geeta.

The music of film kaise Kahoon-45 was by a veteran Pt. Amarnath Batish. I am purposely calling him Batish, because there was another MD with the same name of Pt. Amarnath Chawla. They were obviously different, but were a case of ” Same Name Confusion” because both never wrote their full names. In this matter Marathi actresses never became a case of SNC, because they all used their surnames, like Shanta Apte and Shanta Hublikar, Nalini Tarkhad and Nalini Jaywant, Leela Chitnis and Leela Chandragiri etc. etc. This made matters clear and easy to identify.

In 1931 the first Talkie film was released. There were seven songs in this film. With this film, along with the existing Film Industry an additional Music Industry also came into existence. The early film makers understood the importance of music in India. Music, Instrumental or Vocal had secured the Royal Patronage from the kings and Nawabs. For the common people Gramophone records were providing musical entertainment. Occasional open air dramas and music concerts too were popular. By the 30’s decade the NFS (Non Film Songs) became a craze and several popular singers churned out their records.

Music became an integral part of Hindi films. Famous filmmakers like Prabhat, Ranjit, New Theatres, Madon Theatres, Bombay Talkies, Saraswati Cinetone etc. also helped in promoting film music. Initially Film music was greatly influenced by Parsi Theatre, and Marathi and Gujarati Natya Geets as well as Folk songs. This was successfully changed by Ghulam Haider with Punjabi Music in Lahore and Naushad with UP folk music in Bombay. Pt. Amarnath and his younger brother pair of Husnlal-Bhagatram carried forward the Punjabi music.

Amarnath Batish was born in 1912 in Jalandhar. He started his career as an actor and singer on stage dramas. He was a good Harmonium and Tabla player. He started his career with HMV as an Orchestra Director, in Delhi. Master Madan, the child Prodigy recorded few Punjabi songs under his baton.

It was natural that Amarnath joined Films. His first film was Roop K Shorey’s Nishani-1942. Pandit ji had discovered Naseem Akhtar. She and Shamshad begum sang songs for him. In the same year, his first Punjabi film Govandi-42 was released. His new find Zeenat Begum sang in it. Even Amarnath sang a song ” Pagadi utaar jatta” along with S D Batish and chorus in it. However, the British government banned this Patriotic song. The film was a hit film. Film Daasi-44 was his most popular film. All songs became hits. He did a film Irada-44, in Calcutta in which he introduced Hemant Kumar in Hindi films.

Simultaneously, he was giving music to Punjabi films too like Koel-44 and Gul Baloch-45.During the 40s decade Pt. Amarnath was the most busy composer, with a line up like- Nishani-42, Paapi-43, Irada-44, Daasi-44, Panchhi-44, Shirin Farhad-45, Ragini-45, Kaise Kahoon-45, Dhamkee-45, Sham Savera-46, Shalimar-46, Shehar se door-46, Jhumke-46, Aai Bahar-46, pagdandi-47, Mirza Saheban-47, Roop Rekha-48 and Ek Teri Nishani-49.

He gave music to 18 Hindi films, composing 152 songs in all. Due to his success, he started taking drinks, which became his nemesis. At the time of film Pagdandi-47, after a few songs, he was replaced by Khurshid Anwar. Even in his last two films Roop Rekha-48 and Ek teri nishani-49 after a few songs, he was replaced by other MDs. Film Patjhad, which he had signed, was given to Ghulam Haider.

During the making of the film Mirza Sahiban-47, Pt. Amarnath died at the age of just 35 years, on 20-2-1947. The balance songs were done by Husnlal Bhagatram.

(Adapted with thanks, from Film Sangeetkar by Prof. Yadav, an article by Sharad Dutt in milleniumpost.in, Dhunon ki yatra by P.Raag, HFGK, muVyz and my notes).

So far, 2 songs of this film were discussed. Today’s song is the third song here. I would say, songs of this film do not conform to the fame of Pt. Amarnath for giving melodious songs. But then, every song of every film can not be of the same quality.


Song-Gori gaagar ki Ganga udhhaar diye jaa (Kaise Kahoon)(1945) Singers- S D Batish, Shamshad Begum, Lyricist- Sharma, MD- Pt. Amarnath
Chorus

Lyrics

Gori ee
gaagar ki Ganga udhhaar diye jaa
udhhaar diye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe Ganga kasam

haan
dil waalon ke dil ka vyopaar kiye jaa
vyopaar kiye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe Ganga kasam
gori ee
gaagar ki ganga

wo bageeche mein dekho
wo gaagar pade
wo bageeche mein dekho
wo gaagar pade
nahin hoti hai
?? mein pade
babu dil mein hi
o babu dil mein hi
dil ka vyopaar kiye jaa

gori
gaagar ki Ganga udhhaar diye jaa
udhhaar diye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe
o tujhe
o tujhe
ganga kasam

baabu
dil mein hi Ganga utaar kiye jaa
utaar kiye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe Ganga kasam

Gori ee
gaagar ki ganga

Gori har roz tumse to kehna nahin
Gori har roz tumse to kehna nahin
sada gaagar ki ganga mein behna nahin
sada roop jawaani mein rehna nahin
rehna nahin
aji din hain tere
upkaar kiye jaa aa
baabu u
dil mein hi dil ka vyopaar kiye jaa
vyopaar kiye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe
o tujhe
o tujhe
ganga kasam

o gori ee
gaagar ki ganga

baabu baala jobanwa hai
pyaar kiye jaa
pyaar kiye jaa
baabu baala jobanwa hai
pyaar kiye jaa
pyaar kiye jaa
kachchi kaliyaan hain
kachchi kaliyaan hain
tan man nisaar kiye jaa
nisaar kiye jaa
phool ban’ne talak
intzaar kiye jaa

gori ee ee
gaagar ki ganga udhhaar kiye jaa
udhaar diye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe
o tujhe

baabu
dil mein hi dil ka vyopaar kiye jaa
vyopaar kiye jaa
tujhe ganga kasam
o tujhe
ganga kasam

o gori ee
gaagar ki ganga


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4496 Post No. : 16028

Munawwar Sultana – 96th Birth Anniversary on 08/11/2020

The name Munawwar means, shining brightly or aglow. Combined with Sultana, it becomes “an empress who shone with a bright light”. Munawwar Sultana was born on 8th November, 1924 at Lahore, she had a compact but meaningful career from 1941 to 1956 of working in 28 films. After this she settled down to married life and devoted her-self to raising her family. She expired at the age of 82 on 15th September 2007.

I have not seen any of the films she acted in but some of the songs picturised on her are my personal favorites. The song Afsaana likh rahi hoon de=il e bekaraar ka is one of those songs which will be remembered till hindi film songs are remembered. From what I have read about her career, she was very much part of the A list actors and film makers of the era, and she quit while still in demand. She might even have cut down on films because she wanted to quit. She never made a comeback despite living in Mumbai all her life and in the thick of things at Pali Hill. The busiest and eventful time of her career is from 1947 to 1952.

Another important film of Munawwar Sultana is Babul 1950, which has her lip syncing this famous unforgettable duet Milte hi aankhen dil huaa deewaana kisi ka .

I was looking for a song picturised on her and found this film “Pyar Ki Manzil” 1950, with music by Husnlal Bhagartam. It is my experience that whenever I have stumbled upon their songs, I have not moved on to look for a better choice. So here is the melodious, female duet by Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum.

Here is the list of this films songs already posted in the blog;

Song Date of posting
Aankhon mein aankhen daal ke 16 May 2011
Bichhde huye saajan ki 20 June 2011
Ae chaand zaraa sun le 28 September 2011
Padosan ke ladke ne dil mera chheena 2 February 2015
Bheega hua daaman hai to aankhon mein hai paani 17 December 2017

Though the film “Pyar Ki Manzil” is available on youtube, only audio of songs are there. In the absence of video, I have no way of knowing which song is pictured on Munawwar Sultana, among the remaining 5 songs of the film, not yet posted. So it is doubly prudent that I chose this song, a female duet, the chances of it featuring Munnawar Sultana doubles. Actually Rehman is the hero, and two singers are talking about him in the song.

Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist, of this wonderfully tuned song. It should have been a popular song, even in 1950 crowded as it was with all the great songs of the era.

This is the present tally of Huslal-Bhagatram and Shewan Rizvi in the blog:

Artist Songs in the blog Career tally of songs
Husnlal Bhagatram 289 451 (50 movies)
Shewan Rizvi 118 381

100th song of Shewan Rizvi was some years ago, which raises the thought that it is time to improve this poets tally in the blog. Some of the 28 movies starring Munawwar Sultana, not yet yippeed or represented in the blog, may have a few more songs filmed on her, and who knows what all pearls are lying in wait to be discovered.


Song-Ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana (Pyaar Ki Manzil)(1950) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

thhandi hawaaon ka kar ke bahaana
kar ke bahaana
kahaani hamaari
hamin se chhupaana
hamin se chhupaana
bhole balmaa ne yeh nahin jaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

na be-chainiyan dil ki na tum se chhupengi
na tum se chhupengi
zubaan chup rahi to
nagaahen kahengi
nagaahen kahengi
lagi dil ki hai mushkil chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

wo ruk ruk ke kehnaa
mazaa de rahaa thha
mazaa de rahaa thha
ke nazaron ka jhuknaa
pataa de rahaa thha
pataa de rahaa thha
lagaa dil pe nazar ka nishaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa

yahi dekhnaa hai
na kab tak kahoge
na kab tak kahoge
kahaan tak muhobbat mein
chup chup rahoge ae
chup chup rahoge
piya kab tak karoge bahaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
ham se dil ki lagi na chhupaana
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa
dekho ji kahin keh de na nigaahen yeh fasaanaa


This article is written by nahm, 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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4488 Post No. : 16011

31/10/2020 – Remembrance day of S D Burman
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Sab kahan kuchh laala-o-gul mein numaayan ho gayin
Khaak mein kya sooratien hongi jo pinhaan ho gayin

Yesterday I was at the farewell function for officers retiring in my office. Many people were there, and the officers were felicitated with customary shawl and coconut, bouquet and token gifts etc. All attendees were wearing masks and photos were clicked. While all this was going on, there flashed the second line of the above sha’ir by Ghalib. With a change of one word, the sha’ir perfectly suits the situation, as is:

Sab kahan kuchh laala-o-gul mein numaayan ho gayin
“Mask” mein kya sooratien hongi jo pinhaan ho gayin

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We commemorated 114th birth anniversary of the Dada Burman or Burman Da, as he was affectionately called by colleagues and friends, senior and juniors alike, a month ago. Now it is his 45th death anniversary today. He formed an immortal dynasty with son R. D. Burman, which is unparalleled. As a father, he is bound to have a bigger hand in forming RDB, the musical phenomena than vice versa.

I have been a die-hard fan of S. D. Burman’s songs, whether they are by Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood, Lata Mangeshkar or Asha Bhosle. I want to list my favourite by each of these singers, here it is:

Singer Song
Kishore Kumar Dil aaj shaayar hai
Mukesh Chal ri sani ab kya soche
Talat Mehmood Jalte hain jiske liye
Lata Mangeshkar Ab to hai tum se
Asha Bhonsle O panchhi pyaare saanh sakhaare
Geeta Dutt Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam
Hemant Kumar Jaane wo kaise log the inke

(Not including the favourite Rafi songs and duets, saving it for another post)

A few trivia found on the net about the song of “Pyaasa” listed above:

• Jane Woh Kaise Log The Jinke Pyar Ko Pyar Mila – The tune of the line “Humne to jab kaliyan maangi” in this song may have been S.D. Burman’s adaptation of the line “Punjab Sindh Gujarat Maratha” from the Indian national anthem composed by Rabindranath Tagore.
• Jane Woh Kaise Log The Jinke Pyar Ko Pyar Mila – This was the only song in the film in which the voice of a male singer other than Mohammed Rafi was used. S.D. Burman’s decision to use Hemant Kumar for this song may have been to fulfill a promise he had made to the singer to give him at least one song a year – a promise Hemant Kumar himself reminded the composer of. Additionally, the fact that the song was influenced by Rabindra Sangeet may have swung the decision in favour of Hemant Kumar, a seasoned practitioner of this form of music.

I cannot talk about S. D.Burman and not rewind immortal songs of Abhiman, Guide, Tere ghar Ke saamne, Sujata, Bandini, Bambai ka babu, Pyasa, Kaaghaz ke Phool, Sharmilee, Paying guest, kaala bazaar, Kaala Pani, Jewel thief, Prem Pujari, Gambler, Talaash, Sharmilee etc.

The total songs composed by S. D. Burman are 666 in 87 movies. Out of these 666 songs which must include non-film songs too, 637 are already posted in the blog. This tally must exclude the songs composed for Bengali/Assamese and Oriya films. 23 songs sung by S. D.Burman are posted in the blog, so they may include some Bengali songs too. With less than 30 songs to complete the tally, it was bound to be a tough task to find a song to post. Still I did find a 50’s song, a solo by Shamshad Begum from the film “Chaalis Baba ek chor”. Lyricist is Pyarelal Santoshi. Eight songs from this film are posted out of 12 songs. I have only the audio of the song, which appears with to be in two parts and it is mentioned as two separate songs elsewhere. So there may not be 12 songs in this film.

The song itself appears like a kid is singing this song, with family members. Trying to make light of the financial problems, the singers all are enjoying making fun of their own situation. This is a feat, not easy to achieve, however worse or bad are the times.

Myswar is mentioning 4 solos by Shamshad Begum. One of those songs is titled “doodhwala bhaiyya aaya maange rupaiyya”, this seems to go with the theme of this current song which refers to sethani(land lord), dhobi, darzi etc. so dhoodwala coming and asking for his money is in same vein. Some links on youtube are giving name “darji hai kapda chor”. But I couldn’t find the “doodhwala bhaiyya” song, and it is not part of the links that I heard of the current song.

Shamshad Begum, is one of the most prolific playback singers of her generation. As per the stats page, she has sung 1273 songs in her career, 695 of which are posted in the blog.


Song-Moorakh baithha aaj ki soche (Chaalis Baba ek Chor)(1954) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-S D Burman
Chorus
Unknown male voice

Lyrics

Ae ji moorakh baithhaa aa
aaj ki soche
aur kal ki soche siyaa..aanaa
kaal ke pankh pasaare dekho
udtaa aa aaa
jaaye zamaana aa

ae ji hafton se
ae ji maheenon se
ae ji barson se
apni ye gaadi rahi chal
aaj nahin kal baba
aaj nahin kal
baba aaj nahin kal
baba aaj nahi kal

shor machaati wo aayi sethhaani
naam hai baby
baby ee
haan haan baby raani
bigdi deewaani
budhiya naani
kehne lagi ee
kehne lagi ee
de do kiraaya yaa
jaao nikal
ham ne kahaa
aaj nahin kal baby
aaj nahin kal
uss ne kahaa aaj
nahin kal
aaj nahin kal
baby aaj nahin kal
baby aaj nahin kal
baby aaj nahin kal

ae ae ae
chor chor chor chor
darji hai kapda chor
hamaara darji hai kapda
chor chor chor chor
darji hai kapda chor
hamaara darji hai kapda chor
dil ka chhotaa
neeyat ka khotaa
kapda diya thha knicker banaane
laaya banaa ke langotaa
ultaa machaave shor
machaave shor
o kapda
chor chor chor chor
darji hai kapda chor
hamaara darji hai kapda
chor chor chor chor

dhobiye ne dhobi dhobi
dho dho dho
dho dho dho

dhote to ho betaaj (?)
ae ji dhobi ke jhoote thaathh
ghar mein
tooti taati khaat
tooti taati
tooti taati

tooti taati khaat
bichha kar
soye puraana taat
gadhe par
baitthaa jaave ghaat
gadhe par
gadhe par
gadhe par

dhobi ke dekho thhaath
kisi ki pant
kisi ka coat
pehan kar bana
governer laat


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