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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 : 3872 Post No. : 14890

Today’s song is from the film Toote Khilaune-54. It is produced by N.Mehta, directed by Nanabhai Bhatt and the music Director is my favourite – Chitragupt. The cast of the film was Shekhar, Purnima, Gulab, Ranjeet Kumari, Master Romi, Babu Raje, a dog called Ginger and Guest artiste Asha Mathur.

This was a typical family film, involving a too much interfering Mother in law, a foster son and a loving step mother. The decade of the 50s was a period when the film makers were trying their best to give something to everyone. Films of almost all Genres were made in this decade. This decade was a Bridge Period between the old style music and the film making and the New Age films and the Music.

Sadly, the melody in Music had died a slow death, along with the phased exit of composers of the 40s and the 50s. Though emergence of New Age music makers kept the country on par with the changing world tastes, the Music, in particular, suffered the demise of melody and sweetness in film music. Earlier too,songs were inspired by foreign tunes, but the new age music based on foreign tunes was more noisy and instrument dominant, rather than the melody of tunes and singing styles. The 1959 film ‘ Dil deke dekho’ heralded loudly the coming of new age music from then on.

One can not blame the music makers alone, because not only the tastes of audience were changing, but also a whole new generation of producers, directors, actors, singers and composers was replacing the older one step by step. No change takes place overnight. One always gets the warning signals well in advance. Change is inevitable. Either accept change or perish !

Music composers from the 40s and 50s did survive in the 60’s decade, but they were relegated to B and C grade films. Very few composers remained A grade even in 60 or the early 70s. Ultimately, they had to give way to new music. This change was seen as the ” end of the Golden Period” of film music.

Cases like that of Chitragupta and others of his ilk were different. They operated long time but never became A grade. However, it was to their credit that even then, they composed melodious songs which delighted lovers of good music. That is why I like Chitragupt songs. Pick them up from any film and you will not be disappointed as far as melody and good tunes are concerned.

Songs of Toote Khilaune-54 are no exception. Songs were very sweet. There were 8 songs (this was another change that took place in the 50s onwards. Now films had songs less than 10 on average- unlike 10 to 15 songs in 40s and 15 to 20 songs in the 30s). 3 songs are already discussed here. Today’s song is 4th song. This is a duet sung by Chitragupt and Shamshad Begum.

From the cast, I have written about Shekhar and Purnima in my earlier posts. The 3 odd names appearing in the cast are Gulab, Ranjeet kumari and Asha Mathur. Ranjeet kumari’s name was Ranjit kaur. She was a sikh from Punjab. She acted in only 8 films, from Matwali Meera-40 to her last film Toote Khilaune-54. She got married to actor Ramsingh and moved with him to his village in U.P. to become and remain a housewife till her last day.

One of the few educated actresses of her times, Asha Mathur (Sohan Singh in real life) studied up to B.A. Both Asha Mathur and Bina Roy were introduced by Kishore Sahu in Kali Ghata (1951). While Bina Roy was relatively more successful among the two and did some memorable movies including Anarkali (1953) and Taj Mahal (1963), Asha Mathur was relegated to obscure mythical and costume films including Alif Laila (1953), Rajyogi Bharthari (1954), Malka-E-Alam Noorjehan (1954), Amar Kirtan (1954) etc because of her lackluster performances. Her most memorable role was in Poonam (1952), as a suffering wife of Ashok Kumar. She married famous director of her times Mohan Sehgal and left films. She acted only in 18 films. Her last film was Taqdeer-58.

Asha Mathur is a forgotten name today except for the few popular songs picturized on her – Humsai na poocho koi pyra kiya hai (Kali Ghata, 1951) and Baanki adayein dekh na ji dekh na(Amanat, 1955).

One of the beauties of old films was Gulab. The First actress form Kashmir to work as a Heroine in Hindi films was GULAB. Her real name was Saraswati Devi. She was born on 10-6-1908 at Jammu. She joined Krishna Film Company in 1924. Her first silent film’Krishna kumar’ came in 1925. She worked in 60 silent films. Her last silent film was ‘Dagabaz Dushman’-32, made by east India Film co.Bombay.

Her first Talkie film was Suryakumari-33, made by Vishnu Cinetone. It was directed by Dhirubhai Desai. She sang one song ‘more preetam jab ghar aaye’ composed bu Kikubhai Yagnik. Then came Baburao Patel’s ‘Bala Joban’-34, Sewa Sadan-34 and Nai Duniya-34 ( Debut film of Rajkumari and Jayant). In this film Gulab sang 2 songs.

Gulab was very beautiful and quite popular in film industry. Some of her films were Bambai ki sethani-35, Challenge-37, Bharosa-40, Pyas-41, Ek Raat-42, Station master-42, Gaali-44, Rattan-44, Mann ki jeet-44, Mirza Sahibaan-47, Lahore-49, Badi Behan-49, stage-51, Post Box 999-58, Chhabili-60 etc etc. She acted in 160 films. Her last film seems to be Haqeeqat-64. She also sang 22 songs in 11 films.

The story of film Toote Khilaune-54 , as found on Cineplot, is…..Pragati Pictures’ “Toote Khilone,” premiered at the Roxy Theatre on March 19th, 1954 is pro­duced by N. Mehta and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt and it is a very good film based on a story-idea whose truth and simplicity invest it with an irresistible appeal.
The deeply moving and very human story, sensitively enacted by Shekhar, Purnima, Asha Mathur and little Romi, tells of a little child and his bewildered sorrow in the midst of do­mestic troubles.

Written by Akhtar Mirza, the story centers on a young married couple and their little son who dotes on his mother’s cousin, Sheela. When the mother dies of cancer, Sheela stays on to look after the little boy and eventually marries his father.

Trouble arrives in the shape of Sheela’s mother who moves into the happy household and builds up in her daughter a resentment against the child. The poisonous insinuations of the older woman turn Sheela into a confused and bitter foster-mother, but kindness and love triumph when the heart-broken child runs away. The film reaches a cleverly presented climax in which Sheela and her husband find the child safe and all three happily return home.

Playing his role with restraint and sym­pathy is Shekhar who puts over a fine perform­ance as the boy’s father. His portrayal of a man who marries a second time so that his child may have a mother is quite flawless.

As the young wife, Purnima is superb. Hers is a natural and convincing performance, done with a fine understanding of the role.

A superb performance comes from Romi, as the little boy caught up in a web of circumst­ances he cannot understand. He is utterly lov­able and, together with the wonderful canine star, Ginger, he walks away with the picture’s honors.

Gulab turns in another one of her brilliant cameos as the interfering mother-in-law, and Asha Mathur gives an appealing and warm in­terpretation of the tragic role of Shekhar’s wife.

The fine supporting cast is headed by Ranjit Kumari and Babu Raje who provide the comedy relief as the kind, devoted servants.

Gay and appealing dances punctuate the story, and the songs, with the music composed by Chitragupta, are melodious.

“Toote Khilone” is a charming film, well directed and acted, with polished production values and excellent sets, decor and photogra­phy.

Let us now enjoy the melodious duet of Chitragupt and Shamshad Begum from film Toote Khilaune-54.

( Thanks to Cineplot, directory of Films-1948 and my notes)


Song- Tere pyar mein huye badnaam hum, lote ki kasam, thali ki kasam (Toote Khilaune)(1954) Singers- Chitragupta, Shamshad Begum, Lyricist- Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD- Chitragupta
Both

Lyrics

Tere pyaar mein huye badnam hum
lote ki kasam, thaali ki kasam
lote ki kasam, thaali ki kasam
bhoole ghar ke sab kaam hum
aaloo ki kasam gobhi ki kasam
aaloo ki kasam gobhi ki kasam

Tere pyaar mein huye badnaam hum
lote ki kasam, thaali ki kasam
bhoole ghar ke sab kaam hum
aaloo ki kasam gobhi ki kasam

din raat muhabbat mein teri
choolhe ki tarah hum jalte rahe
haaye jalte rahe
din raat muhabbat mein teri
choolhe ki tarah hum jalte rahe
haaye jalte rahe
hum dil ki kadhaahi mein baalam
tere pyaar ke bhajiye talte rahe
hum dil ki kadhaahi mein baalam
tere pyaar ke bhajiye talte rahe

choolhe ki tarah hum jalte rahe
jalte rahe subaho shaam hum
koyle ki kasam lakdi ki kasam
koyle ki kasam lakdi ki kasam
tere pyaar mein huye badnaam hum
lote ki kasam thhaali ki kasam

bhoole ghar ke sab kaam hum
aaloo ki kasam gobhi ki kasam

nainon ki rakaabi mein rakh ke
hum pyaar ki barfi laa na sake
haaye laa na sake
nainon ki rakaabi mein rakh ke
hum pyaar ki barfi laa na sake
haaye laa na sake

tera jalwa meethha halwa hai
jee bhar ke ise hum khaa na sake
o tera jalwa meethha halwa hai
jee bhar ke ise hum khaa na sake
jee bhar ke ise hum khaa na sake
tum piste aur baadaam hum
pede ki kasam barfi ki kasam
pede ki kasam barfi ki kasam

Tere pyaar mein huye badnam hum
lote ki kasam, thaali ki kasam
lote ki kasam, thaali ki kasam
bhoole ghar ke sab kaam hum
aaloo ki kasam gobhi ki kasam
aaloo ki kasam gobhi ki kasam

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Blog Day : 3830 Post No. : 14836

“Safar”(1946) was directed by B Mitra for Filmistan Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shobha, Kanu Roy, V H Desai, S L Puri, Rajendra, Chandrika, Harun, Mumtaz Banu, Satyanarayan etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Seven of these songs have been covered in the past.

Today is the 101st birth anniversary of C Ramchandra (12 january 1918- 5 January 1982)
Here is the eighth song from “Safar”(1946) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam and C Ramchandra. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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

I have not been able to get a few words righ in the lyrics of the song. I request our readers with keener ears tohelp fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein aaiho raaja jee (Safar)(1946) Singers- Shamshad Begam, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-G S Nepali, MD- C Ramchandra

kabhi chupke se aaiho
kabhi chupke se aaiho
kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein aaiho raaja jee
kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein aaiho raaja jee
aaiho raaja jee
phir na jaiho raaja jee
aaiho raaja jee
phir na jaiho raaja jee
kabhi chupke se ratiyaa mein aaiho raaja jee

baadal aayen ghir ghir jaayen
wo din mein bijli kadkaayen
baadal aayen ghir ghir jaayen
wo din mein bijli kadkaayen
raaja mere mauj udaayen
ham to ro ro bain ganwaayen
din bhar na chain paayen
aise kab tak karejwa dukhaiho raaja jee
aise kab tak karejwa dukhaiho raaja jee

oonchi ataari meri
sooni phulwaari meri
duniya hai nyaari meri
aaja ?? teri
raaja kariyo na deri
oonchi ataari meri
sooni phulwaari meri
duniya hai nyaari meri
aaja ?? teri
raaja kariyo na deri
aaiho aaiho
?? raaja jee
aaiho aaiho
?? raaja jee

chaandni raat mein
sirhaane chaand ho

chaandni raat mein
sirhaane chaand ho
phoolon ki sej pe
tu mere saathh ho
galey mein haathh ho
aankhon aankhon mein baat ho

zara dheere se batti bujhaiho raaja jee
zara dheere se batti bujhaiho raaja jee


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 : 3822 Post No. : 14821

Today’s song is from film Wafa-50. The film was made by Good luck Pictures and directed by the veteran expert J.P. Advani. For this film, there were two Music Directors- Vinod and Bulo C Rani. For 11 songs, there were 4 Lyricists. Today’s song is written by Aziz Kashmiri, sung by Shamshad Begum and composed by Vinod. The cast of the film was Karan Dewan, Nimmi, Bipin Gupta, Shyama, Bimla, Anwari, Gope, Yaqub, Cuckoo etc etc. One of the most often seen in films of the 50s but least written about artiste was Bipin Gupta.

Bipin Gupta was born in a Bengali family on 27th August 1905 in Meerut, the 5th child of his parents- Trailokya Nath Gupta and Khemankari Devi.They later moved to Barrackpore. He attended the Chinsura Training School and the Barrackpore Government High School. He was married to Annapurna Devi.

Gupta’s first Bengali film was Chokher Bali directed by Sotu Sen in 1938. Throughout his career he had worked on almost 300 films ( Bangla and Hindi), though only played the hero once, in the film Noori-1934. It was produced by Durga International Films, Calcutta. His Heroine was Sheela Devi. It was a flop movie.

He started working in Radio in 1934 and by 1936 he became a professional stage artist. He stayed for 30 years in Bombay to establish himself in Bollywood. His first film Shri Ramanuj came in 1943 at Calcutta. His last film was in 1979 at Bombay.

In 1964 he produced the film Daal Me Kala, directed by Satyen Bose and starring Nimmi, Kishore Kumar and Abhi Bhattacharya.The film took almost 4 years to make. Bipin Gupta worked in 128 Hindi films. He did 60 films in a period of 10 years-between 1950 and 1960, which is a very high average of one film every 2 months for 10 years !

He generally did the roles of Zamindar, teacher, father, Grandfather etc. All character roles. His voice was very good. Once, in Madras,while shooting for film “Teen Bahuraniya” at Gemini Studios, Prithviraj Kapoor lost his voice, for some time. Bipin Gupta dubbed all his film dialogues.

He died on 8th September 1981 in Calcutta. His son married Kajri- the daughter of Sailesh Mukherjee, actor,singer and composer. She too was an actress.

In Hindi films, for the first 10-15 years of the Talkie era, there were no separate dancers. The Heroines were expected to sing as well as dance, if need be. Somehow, dance was not an essential part of cinema ( except Mythological to some extent), till Azuri and Cuckoo came on the Horizon. It was almost from the mid 40s, the dancers became prominent and dance sequence became a Must in all films.Even in social films, the dance situations were created to include a dance. In crime stories, a Moll was usually a dancer. Azuri was perhaps the lone exclusive female dancer in films of the late 30s. By mid 40s, came Cuckoo and by mid 50s, it was Helen all the way for the next 20 years or so.

Cuckoo Moray, (4th February 1928 – 30th September 1981) was an Anglo-Indian dancer and actress. Cuckoo was the queen of film dancing in Hindi cinema of the 1940s and 1950s. Though unfamiliar in name, she was known as the “rubber girl” of Hindi cinema and her talent made cabaret dancing a must in the Bollywood films during the 1940s and 1950s. She could acrobatically bend her body at great length.

Cuckoo started appearing in films from mid forties. She was seen as a background dancer in film Meghdoot-45. Cuckoo made her screen debut in the film Arab Ka Sitara in 1946. Soon after, in Sona Chandi-46, directors and greater audiences noticed her dancing abilities for the first time. One of her dances in film Parwana-47 with suggestive lyrics to the song was considered vulgar enough to get banned from the film. Then, the turning point in Cuckoo’s career was in Mehboob Khan’s films. Her dance number in his film Anokhi Ada (1948) established her as the lead dancer of the era and in Andaz(1949), a romantic drama starring Nargis, Dilip Kumar, and Raj Kapoor, gave the dancer an opportunity to display her acting skills. In Mehboob Khan’s 1952 technicolor film Aan, which was her first colour film, she had a brief cameo in a dance sequence. She only appeared in 2 colour films in her career- Aan & Mayurpankh. She would charge Rs 6,000 for a dance number, an enviable fee in the 50s.

Usually she is credited with bringing into films 2 Anglo Indian brothers Tony (Krishna kumar) and Robert (Surya kumar). However, Azuri later claimed that it was she who brought them into films from an orphanage and trained them. Dancers first, both became Choreographers of repute later.

Cuckoo remained the best dancer in Hindi films until dancers such as Helen and Vyjayanthimala came into the industry. Cuckoo was a family friend of the Anglo-Burmese dancer and actress Helen. She was also known for helping unknown actors get their break in Bollywood, such as Pran in Ziddi. Cuckoo had introduced a 13-year-old Helen into films as a chorus dancer in films such as Shabistan and Awaara (both 1951). Cuckoo and Helen most notably appeared in song and dance sequences together, such as in Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi(1958) and Yahudi (1958). Her last film appearance was in Mujhe Jeene Do in 1963 after which, she had disappeared from the film industry. She was a Heroine in film Sona Chandi-46, under the name Kishori, but due to her faulty Hindi and pronunciation, she could not continue as a Heroine. She appeared in 155 films and and 67 songs were shot on her.

Cuckoo, the legendary cabaret queen of the Bollywood was one of those film stars who lived ostentatiously, spent extravagantly and died broke and penniless. Her three cars (one for her use, one for taking her dogs for a drive, and the other often used to summon protégée Helen to play with her sister), her flats and whatever jewellery she had, were all taken away because the dancer had evaded income tax. She would charge Rs 6,000 for a dance number, an enviable fee in the ’50s. Cuckoo died of cancer at the age of 52; during her last days she could barely afford to buy painkillers. “She never thought of security, of tomorrow,” Helen recalls. “But what a tremendous lady she was! There wasn’t even a tear in her eye, even when the roles stopped, when the money disappeared. Instead she’d joke about her plight. Some actors did help but it was too late, much too late.”

Cuckoo died on 30 September 1981 due to cancer at the age of 53. She was forgotten and unattended by the film industry at the time of her death. (adapted from wiki,MuVyz, book ‘Edwina’ and cineplot).

I started seeing films since my early childhood in the late 40s. I was lucky enough to see many films of the 30’s too, in their second or third runs. By the early 50s, most films from the 30s were gone but almost all films of the 40s were still available.

English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu or Kannada- language was no bar as far as watching movies of these languages was concerned . Those were the days when 78 RPM records used to be played by Hotels on gramophone. This helped me to hear the latest songs. In the 1960s Posh hotels had Juke Box. Soon it became common and Juke Boxes were seen everywhere. You needed just a coin of 4 Annas to listen to your desired song on it. Usually 4 songs in a row were lined up and they could all be listed to by putting 4 coins in it.

I liked Shamshad Begum songs from the beginning. Uneducated but immensely talented Shamshad was the reigning queen of the HFM in the 40s and till about ’55. Her seniors and co-singers bowed out, but she continued-first with C. Ramchandra, then with Naushad and later with O P Nayyar. Her Luck began to run out in 1950s and all the composers who previously supported her left her and started using the rising singing stars. From 1949 onwards, C Ramchandra was totally devoted to Lata, Naushad too had realised that the new crop of Heroines wanted only Lata and so he quietly went for her and O P Nayyar-when he found a soulmate in Asha, he simply forgot Shamshad and Geeta. So much for the “professional” composers !

In my opinion, two things went against Shamshad. One, in the early phase of Hindi cinema, the story lines of the films used to be very strong. Consequently, songs were inserted considering the need of the plot and to enhance the value of music in the film. As a result, songs were given to side Hero/heroines, special dancers or character roles. Naturally Shamshad sang for artistes other than the Heroines. The singing Heroines sang their own songs. If an analysis is done, it will be seen that till about early 50s, 70% songs in a film were sung by artistes other than the Lead pairs.

It was only after the new crop of Hero/Heroines came and when they realised ( particularly Dev Anand, for example) that songs can help them become popular, they started demanding more songs on them in the films. Slowly,the ratio reversed and after 1955-56, 80% of songs were picturised on the Lead pairs and the rest-if any-on others. Thus singers like Shamshad, who sang for all and sundry found her singing opportunities dwindling. In those days, Lata, very cleverly, chose to sing only for the Heroines and according to her, for all ‘others ‘ there were Asha, Geeta and Shamshad. This badly affected Shamshad’s career.

Secondly, when Lata came on the scene, the older generation female singers like Ameerbai, Zohrabai etc were already on the wane. Only Geeta and Shamshad were left. Geeta got all songs of Guru Dutt films. Additionally,the Bengali lobby of Burman, Hemant, Salil and A Biswas was in her support. Shamshad had no one to back her up. It was Naushad, who first indicated that he had tilted towards Lata, when Lata sang all songs of Andaz-49 for the heroines and Shamshad sang only for Cuckoo. Next was C Ramchandra, when he fired Shamshad in front of the orchestra players when she could not sing to his satisfaction. She was so much hurt that she closed her song book and walked out. Normally, C Ramchandra would have apologised soon after, but this time nothing like this happened and Shamshad understood that everything was finished. ( Shamshad, however,in a later day interview denied that anything like this had happened). In case of O P Nayyar, in one of the interviews he gave in 2003 to Dr. Mandar, he admitted that “his lead singer” in those days prevented “others” from singing for him.

Shamshad being too gentle and straightforward gave up the fight too meekly, in my opinion. Even her last attempt to remain in Limelight with a ‘Shamshad Stage Show’, did not bear any fruits as she did not do any follow up after that, due to her self respect.

In my opinion, Shamshad could have continued for another 8 to 10 years easily if only she had fought it out, but it was not to be and a vibrant, youthful, solid voice disappeared from the musical scene. I feel that it was not she but millions of music lovers who were the losers because of her ouster from the music scene.

Today’s Shamshad song is one of my most favourite songs. I was actually pleasantly surprised to note that this song was yet to be discussed here. Out of the 100 odd select Shamshad songs in my collection, this song is within the first top 10 songs in my Play list.Great composer Vinod and great singer Shamshad- this sangam providing such a Gem is no wonder. I am sure, you too will fall in love with this song the moment you listen to it. Enjoy….


Song-M m m m m main teri hoon (Wafa)(1950) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Aziz Kashmiri, MD-Vinod

Lyrics

m m m m m m m main teri hoon
m m m main teri hoon
teri hoon o raaja
m m m m m
m m m m m m m main teri hoon
teri hoon ho raaja
m m m m m main teri hoon

kaali kaali ghat khule nainon ke pat
hatt
kaali kaali ghat
khule nainon ke pat
haathon mein haath hua tera mera saath
haathon mein haath hua tera mera saath
m m m m m main teri hoon
teri hoon ho raaja
m m m m m main teri hoon

chori chori aa
mere man mein sama
o raaja
chori chori aa
mere man mein sama
tera mera pyaar hua raaja pahli baar
tera mera pyaar hua raaja pahli baar
m m m m m main teri hoon
teri hoon ho raaja
m m m m m main teri hoon

papeeha bole pee
raaja dhadke mera jee
o papeeha bole pee
raaja dhadke mera jee
ambuwa ki daali pe koyal bole yoon
ambuwa ki daali pe koyal bole yoon
kya
m m m m m main teri hoon
m m m m m main teri hoon
teri hoon ho raaja
m m m m m main teri hoon


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 : 3808 Post No. : 14804

Today’s song is from film Chand sitare-48. Chand, Chandni, Tare and Sitare are the favourite words of film makers to use in the film titles.As many as 40+ film titles contain these words. The song is sung by Shamshad and chorus, composed by MD-Premnath and written by Lyricist I.C.Kapoor.

My Primary education was in Urdu language. Hyderabad being a Muslim state, learning Urdu had a definite advantage, but there were schools in English, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and even Hindi mediums as well in Hyderabad and the treatment to all other languages than Urdu, was equal by the Nizam Government. This was because Hyderabad was a Trilingual state, consisting of 8 Telugu speaking Districts, 5 Marathi speaking Districts and 3 Kannada speaking districts, plus the rulers were Urdu speakers. From 5th standard I changed to Marathi Medium and continued till end of schooling. English, Marathi and Hindi were my favourite subjects, but Maths and Geography were my sworn enemies.

Maths particularly, first confused me and then irritated me. I failed to understand a sum like ” If 5 people build a Wall 5 feet X 5 feet in 5 days, how many days 25 people will take to build the same wall. Now, if the wall was already built by 5 people, why should anyone build it again ?

Similarly, A, B and C were hated by me. Sums like ” If A borrows 500 Rupees from B at the rate of 5% interest per month and B borrows 400 rupees from C at the rate of 2% interest per month, what would be A’s loss and B’s profit. I failed to understand, why should A borrow money from B, when C was offering loan at lower rates in the first place ?

Geography was another headache. Size and population of countries, Longitudes and Latitudes, Capitals and Currency of Nations, temperatures in Tundra and Siberia and rainfall in Cherapunjee, were beyond my comprehension. However, in Geography, there used to be some chapters in Astronomy also. I liked them very much. Different Planets ,The Milky Way and Comets fascinated me.

Especially Comets aroused my curiosities no end. I learnt that Comets were Heavenly Bodies, made up of Gases and space debris, which appeared suddenly in the sky, seen for a while and then disappeared. Some Comets created panic by crossing Earth’s passage and such Comets would be featuring in newspapers and on TVs.

Comets are like those friends who walk with us for few years and disappear from this world. Comets are like those personalities who shine for a while and then disappear for ever. In Hindi Music too, there were extraordinarily Talented people, who worked for a short period and then were gone for ever, just like Comets.

Master Madan is a good example in this context. In a short life, he sang immortal Gazals like, ” Yun na rah rah kar hamein tarsaiye” and ” Hairat se tak raha hai “. He was born on 28-12-1927 in Jallunder Dist. and died on 5-6-1942. In a singing career of just 3-4 years he became immortal. He left behind him 3 Bhajans, 3 Gazals and 2 Punjabi song records. He left this world, after shining just like a Comet.

Then there is C. Arjun who composed an eternal song like ” Paas baitho tabiyat bahal jayegi,maut ayee to tal jayegi ” and disappeared like a Comet. There are many such examples in the history of HFM.

In the arena of HFM, there were several such Comets- which came, shone for a while and disappeared. They were small and big Comets. May be good or ordinary too. We do not know. There were few composers who did just 2 or 3 films and some did 15 to 20 films. Still this number was not enough for their hidden talents to showcase. Some names come to mind offhand like Daan singh, Dilip Dholakia, Jamal sen, Chand Pardesi, Sardar Malik, Sailesh Mukherji, Vasant kumar Naidu etc.

One such Comet was Music Director Premnath (Wadhva). Composer Premnath is an ideal case for ” Same Name Confusions’. Since his name coincides with the more well known actor Premnath,operating almost in the same period,people misunderstood that Actor Premnath and composer Premnath were the same persons. Surprisingly,actor Premnath was a good singer himself and had been trained by professional Ustads for classical music,but he could never fulfill his desire of becoming a singer and became an actor instead. However he did a film song,which was posted on this blog by our Sudhir ji,some years back-if I remember right. But the fact remains that both persons were different.

PREMNATH the Music Director was born on 5-7-1918 in Gujranwala,Punjab. He learnt music from experts in Amritsar,Multan and Lahore.He acted in films like Shahr-e-khamoshi and also sang in Sohni Mahiwal-1938.
After marriage,he moved to Bombay. His first film as a Music Director was Rangbhoomi-1946.In this film ,a novice Mohd. Rafi sang many songs for him.His other films were Dehati-47,Chandrahas-47,Sagar’s Pehla pyar-47. He then produced a film ” Chand sitare”-48 under the banner of Ravindra Art productions. Mukesh,Lata and Geeta Roy sang in it. In film ‘Alakh Niranjan’-50,he used Mohd. Faruqi,Sulochana Kadam and Rajkumari.
Premnath gave music to many films of Super pictures of Aspy Irani like bade bhaiya-51 and Maya Machhindra-51,in which surendra, Geeta, Rafi and Shamshad sang. His another film ‘Qatil Kaun’ in late 50s was not released. For this film,Rafi, Asha, Manna Dey, Mubarak Begum and Shamshad had given songs.
His films diminished. Sati vaishalini-59, Main hoon jaadugar-65, Tarzan in Fairyland-68 and Gyani ji-77 were his last films. He composed 99 songs in all.
After he stopped work as MD,he devoted his time for the welfare of Cine Artists as a trade union leader. As a Secretary,he served the music Directors’ Assn. for 30 years.
He died on 27-4-1993 at the age of 75 years.

Film Chand sitare’s star cast was Jeevan, Manorama, Rajan Haksar, Niranjan Sharma, Anita, Satish, Leela etc. In Hindi films two actresses were known as ” Aunty’. One was actress Shammi and the other was ” Manorama aunty “. Both actresses were Heroines in their early career for few films, but soon accepted character roles. Both were seniors and highly respected in the industry.

During the course of last 80 odd years, thousands of actors came to work in films. Most of them wanted to become Hero or Heroine, but all could not make it. What does it take to become a Hero in a film ? ( Talking only for the period 1931 to 1970 please). Is it good looks ? Then how come Shaikh Mukhtar became a Hero ? or Ranjan ? High education ? Then how come Master Bhagwan became a Hero ? A God Father ? Then how come Motilal or Surendra became Heros ? For girls too same logic applies. In the early era, most Heroines were uneducated, like Meena Shorey, for example- who could not even sign her name. All were not Handsome or beautiful. I sincerely feel, it is neither Talent nor the good looks, it is nothing but the Luck Factor, which helps in making a career in films. This explains why good looking, educated 1 or 2 film’s Heros could not sustain themselves for long. Same way, good looking girls like Vijayalaxmi, Bimla kumari, krishnakumari, Tabassum, Yashodhara katju, Shubha Khote, Shashikala etc could not continue beyond 3-4 films as Heroines.

In the 40’s era, Manorama was one such actress. She had good education, beautiful Punjabi looks, fine acting, but she could not go beyond 3 films as Heroine and to contend with side and character roles in all her career. Manorama was born in Lahore on 16-8-1920,as Irene Issac Daniels, from Punjabi father and Irish mother. She took good looks from the father. While a student, she did some child roles in films from 1926 to 1936 and as an adult, she debuted in Pancholi’s Khazanchi-41 ( when Khazanchi was remade in 1958, she was the only actor who featured in this version also. Some other such examples were Kanhaiyalal acting in film Aurat-40 and Mother India-57 and Jayant in film Mala-41 and its remake Amar-54.Naushad was the same MD for both Mala and Amar.) She then acted in Himmat-41, Khandan-42, Zamindar-42, Poonji-43, Panchhi-44, Patwari-45 in Lahore. Here only she did Heroine’s roles in Khamosh Nigahen, Rehana and Shalimar- all in 1946. After partition, she migrated to India, but she got only side and character roles.

Meanwhile, in 1947, she got married to Rajan Haksar. After coming to India, shortly, their marriage broke. She had one daughter-Roopa from this marriage. Roopa tried her luck in films in 1970, without much success. Then she got married and settled.

Manorama grew in weight. Now she got comic or vamp roles. She did films like Ghar ki izzat, Johari, Hanste aansoo, Ek phool do mali, Shor, karvaan etc etc. In all she acted in 161 films. Her last film was Water-2005. She died on 15-2-2008. She perhaps, had the longest career among actresses-from 1926 to 2005, that is a cool 80 years ! Manorama was a highly respected person in the industry. Neetu singh, Madhuri Dixit, Ram Mohan, Ekta kapoor and others were her fans. Her famous films were Jhanak Jhanak….,Half Ticket, Budtameez,and Seeta aur Geeta.

Film Chand sitare-48 had 8 songs. 7 songs have featured already on this Blog and today’s song is the last song of the film. So, with this song, film Chand sitare-48 joins the list of films who have all songs covered. My thanks to Sudhir ji for providing and uploading the full version of this song from his collection.


Song-Phir chaayi hain kaali ghataayen pardes na jaa (Chaand Sitaare)(1948) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Ishwar Chand Kapoor, MD-Premnath
Chorus

Lyrics

phir chhaayin hain kaali ghataayen
pardes na jaa
lo aayin hain mast hawaayen
pardes na jaa

mere sapnon ki duniya basa ke
yoon jaao na ankhiyaan churaa ke
ankhiyaan churaa ke
mere sapnon ki duniya basa ke
yoon jaao na ankhiyaan churaa ke
ankhiyaan churaa ke
hamen aisi adaayen na bhaayen
pardes na jaa
lo aayi hain mast
lo aayi hain mast hawaayen
pardes na jaa

dekho dekho
kisi ne li angdaayi
dekho dekho
kisi ne li angdaayi
haule haule
jawaani kehne aayi
haule haule
jawaani kehne aayi
haaye naa jaa
suhaani raaten bolein
ke jiya mera doley
naina moti ro len
haaye na jaa
suhaani raaten bolein
ke jiya mera doley
naina moti ro len
mere lab pe hai ye hi sadaayen
pardes na jaa
lo aayi hain mast
lo aayin hain mast hawaayen
pardes na jaa

o jee nainon se behta hai paani
raaja do din ki hai zindagaani
zindagaani
o jee nainon se behta hai paani
raaja do din ki hai zindagaani
zindagaani
ab aa jaa
kaleja munh ko aaye
bin tere raha na jaaye
ab aa jaa
kaleja munh ko aaye
bin tere raha na jaaye
ham raah pe akhiyaan bichhaayen
pardes na jaa
lo aaye hai mast
lo aayi hai mast hawaayen
pardes na jaa
phir chhaayin hain kaali ghataayen
pardes na jaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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फिर छाईं हैं काली घटाएँ
परदेस ना जा
लो आईं हैं मस्त हवाएँ
परदेस ना जा
मेरे सपनों की दुनिया बसा के
यूं जाओ ना अखियाँ चुरा के
अखियाँ चुरा के
मेरे सपनों की दुनिया बसा के
यूं जाओ ना अखियाँ चुरा के
अखियाँ चुरा के
हमें ऐसी अदायें ना भायें
परदेस ना जा
लो आईं हैं मस्त
लो आईं हैं मस्त हवाएँ
परदेस ना जा

देखो देखो
किसी ने ली अंगड़ाई
देखो देखो
किसी ने ली अंगड़ाई
हौले हौले
जवानी कहने आई
हौले हौले
जवानी कहने आई
हाए ना जा
सुहानी रातें बोलें
के जिया मेरा डोले
नैना मोती रो लें
हाए ना जा
सुहानी रातें बोलें
के जिया मेरा डोले
नैना मोती रो लें
मेरे लब पे हैं ये ही सदाएं
परदेस ना जा
लो आईं हैं मस्त
लो आईं हैं मस्त हवाएँ
परदेस ना जा

ओ जी नैनों से बहता है पानी
राजा दो दिन की ज़िंदगानी
ज़िंदगानी
ओ जी नैनों से बहता है पानी
राजा दो दिन की ज़िंदगानी
ज़िंदगानी
अब आ जा
कलेजा मुंह को आए
बिन तेरे रहा ना जाये
अब आ जा
कलेजा मुंह को आए
बिन तेरे रहा ना जाये
हम राह पे अखियाँ बिछाएं
परदेस ना जा
लो आईं हैं मस्त
लो आईं हैं मस्त हवाएँ
परदेस ना जा
फिर छाईं हैं काली घटाएँ
परदेस ना जा


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Blog Day : 3782 Post No. : 14763

“Dulhan”(1958) was produced by A A Nadiadwala and directed by V M Vyas for Pushpa Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nirupa Roy, Rajkumar, Bhagwan, Nanda, Jageerdaar, Sheila Kashmiri, Manorama, Agha, Jeewan, Indira Bansal, Munshi Munaqqa, Maqbool, Iqbal, Kanchan, Ansari, Moti (the dog) etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fifth song from “Dulhan”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is a duet sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is sung in a rock and roll style (which was quite popular in India at that time. The song is picturised as a club dance song. One can see Bhagwan lip syncing in Rafi’s voice. I am unable to identify the lady who lip syncs in Shamshad Begam’s voice. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

With this song, the blog now has 4800 songs from the decade of 1950s (1951 to 1960), which is easily the most well represented decade in the blog.


Song-Mere gore gore gaal (Dulhan)(1958) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Ravi
Both
Bhagwaan

Lyrics

yaa hoo

mere gore gore gaal
mere kaale kaale baal
mera husn laajawaab
meri ada bemisaal
that’s all
o tere neele neele nain
tere meethhe meethhe bain
loote mere dil ka chain
kya kahoon main dil ka haal

that’s all
mere gore gore gaal
mere kaale kaale baal
mera husn laajawab
meri ada bemisaal

husn waale kahte nahin kitne hum hain haseen
apne husn per unhen hota nahin hai yakeen
o husn vaale kahte nahin kitne hum hai haseen
apne husan pe unhe hota nahin hai yakeen
poochhe kaun husn ko na ishq ki jo shah mile
poochhe kaun husn ko na ishq ki jo shah mile
chaahne valo ki nazar ka hai ye sab kamaal

that’s all
mere gore gore gaal
mere kaale kaale baal
mera husn laajawaab
meri ada bemisaal
that’s all
o tere neele neele nain
tere meethhe meethhe bain
loote mere dil ka chain
kya kahoon main dil ka haal

pahle kisi but pe kabhi marna nahin chaahiye
mar gaye to shor kabhi karna nahin chaahiye
pahle kisi but pe kabhi marna nahin chaahiye
mar gaye to shor kabhi karna nahin chaahiye
aaye thhe ye ban ke chacha majnu farhaad ke
laila
haaye laila

aaye thhe ye ban ke chacha majnu farhaad ke
kuchh na ban pada to kahen that’s all
that’s all
that’s all
o tere neele neele nain
tere meethhe meethhe bain
loote mere dil ka chain
kya kahoon main dil ka haal

that’s all
mere gore gore gaal
mere kaale kaale baal
mera husn laajawaab
meri ada bemisaal
that’s all
tere gore gore gaal

that’s all
tere kaale kaale baal
that’s all
tera husn laajawaab
that’s all
teri ada bemisaal
that’s all


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Blog Day : 3746 Post No. : 14706

“Shole”(1953) was directed by B R Chopra for Hira Films. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Bina Rai, Purnima, Jeevan, Mohana, Manmohan Krishna, Mirza Musharaf, Romi, Naaz, Uma Dutt etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past, with the third song discussed in 2014 !

Four years later, here is the fourth song from “Shole”(1953) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Kamil Rashid is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dhaniram.

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


Song-Ghadi ghadi bhar jiya bekaraar ho(Shole)(1953) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Kamil Rashid, MD-Dhaniram

Lyrics

lalalalalalaala
lalalalaa
lalalalalala

ghadi ghadi bhar aaye
jiya bekraar ho
ho jiya bekrar ho
aaja gali baalma to dil se dil ki baat ho
ghadi ghadi bhar aaye
jiya bekaraar ho
ho jiya bekraar ho
aaja gali baalma to dil se dil ki baat ho
aaja gali baalma to dil se dil ki baat ho

ho o o o
bhor suhaani
udta panchhi geet ye gaata jaaye
bhor suhaani udta panchhi geet ye gaata jaaye
dil ki duniyaa jo thhukraaye
jeena usey na aaye
ho o
o o
jeena usey na aaye
aap khilauna tode baalak
aap hi neer bahaaye
ho ho aap hi neer bahaaye
dil ka khilauna kyun toote
tujhko tera gham kyun loote
kaun kahe phir aaye na baalam taaron bhari raat ho
ho taaron bhari raat ho
aaja gali baalma to dil se dil ki baat ho
aaja gali baalma to dil se dil ki baat ho

ho o o
o o o
dil ka taraana lab par aaye
kaanpe aur rah jaaye
dil ka taraana lab par aaye
kaanpe aur rah jaaye
teri javaani man beena per geet adhhoore gaaye ho ho
ho o geet adhoore gaaye
tere dil ke darwaaje par pyaar khada pachhtaaye
ho o pyaar khada pachhtaaye
gham ko meet banaane waale o o
o o
gham ko meet banane vaale ae
pyaar ko uth kar gale laga le ae ae
kaise jiye bemaut ho baalam nainon ki barsat ho
ho nainon ki barsaat ho
aaja gali baalma to dil se dil ki baat ho
aaja gali baalma to dil se dil ki baat ho


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Blog Day : 3726 Post No. : 14663

Today’s song is from film ‘Shahkaar’ (1947). Very few people must have heard about this film. That is probably because, it was made in 1947- the year of India’s partition. As the year 1947 began, news was circulating about the partition. Like many other industries, film industry was also worried. There was an air of uncertainty. Who will stay and who will migrate was hotly debated in the privacy of homes, studios and clubs. People looked at each others with suspicion. Muslims were worried about their safety in India, in spite of the assurances by Gandhi and Nehru.

Crores of rupees were invested in films. After the second world war started in 1939, lot of Black money was generated and much of it came to film industry. Investors, financiers and producers were worried about half made films. Everybody seemed to be in a hurry to finish his assignment on hand. Due to this the quantity of films increased, sadly at the cost of quality. 1947 saw a record number of films made in 1947- 181 Hindi films, the highest ever since films were made. It took another 40 years to break this record in 1988, when 185 films were made.

Almost 75 to 80 % films of 1947 were obscure and forgotten within a short time.Films like ‘Aisa Kyun’, ‘Atom Bomb’, ‘Barrister’, ‘Beete Din’, ‘Chalte Chalte’, ‘Chandrahaas’, ‘Dehati’, ‘Daulat Ke Liye’, ‘Extra Girl’, ‘Farz’, ‘Gaurav’, ‘Gudiya’, ‘Heera’, ‘Janata’, ‘Jhalak’, ‘Khandaani’, ‘Lalat’, ‘Manmaani’, ‘Mere Bhagwan’, ‘Mohan’, ‘Nai Baat’, ‘Pehla Pyar’, ‘Paro’, ‘Riwaaz’, ‘Shabari’, ‘Shahkaar’, ‘Tohfa’, ‘Toote Di’l, ‘Veerangana’ are some of the films made in 1947. How many of us even know about them? Actually, some of these were films in which well known and major stars of the times had acted. For example, ‘Mohan’ had Dev Anand as hero, ‘Lalat’ was the debut film of Usha Kiran (as Usha Marathe), Prem Adib and Vanmala had acted in ‘Chandrahaas’ etc.

Not that ALL films were bad. Certainly some famous and excellent films providing some milestones of Hindi cinema  were also made in 1947, like ‘Aapki Sewa Mein’ (first playback song of Lata Mangeshkar), ‘Bela’ (all 10 songs by Zohrabai Ambalawali), ‘Dard’ (debut song of Umadevi), ‘Elaan’ (a bold Muslim social film by Mehboob Khan), ‘Jugnu’ (the only film of Dilip Kumar and Noorjehan), ‘Meera’ (all 18 songs by MS Subbulaxmi), ‘Mirza Sahibaan’ (last film of Noorjehan in India), ‘Neel Kamal’ (debut of Raj Kapoor and Madhubala as lead pair), ‘Parwaana’ (last film of KL Saigal), ‘Shadi Se Pehle’ (first duet of Rafi and Lata) and ‘Shehnai’ (epoch making music by C Ramchandra).

Nevertheless partition did have an impact on the film industry, due to the migration of artistes from both countries. Lahore, an important city in the undivided Punjab in the pre-independence days was one of the major film making centres in India. Talented actors and musicians from all Punjab and Sindh area tried their luck in the Cine Industry at Lahore. Nevertheless, the biggest centre of film production was Bombay and it was every aspiring artist’s dream to go to Bombay and shine there.

The film activity at Lahore increased considerably in the early 1940s in terms of film production and music. Those days Lahore was called a supply source for Bombay, as many actors and musicians shifted their base to Bombay from there. In reality, a large number of star performers and music directors of Bombay film industry had their roots in the undivided Punjab. Many started careers in Lahore, some started from Calcutta and some even from Bombay itself. Most who were in Calcutta shifted to Bombay in early 40s ( but it had nothing to do with Partition). The list of such people is very long, but suffice to mention some well known names.

Noorjehan, Pran, KL Saigal, Prithviraj Kapoor and his sons, Shyam, Dilip Kumar, Surinder, Karan Dewan, Dev Anand, Balraj Sahni, Singer Khursheed, Mumtaz Shanti, Veena, Begum Para, Meena Shorey, Suraiya, Manorama, Kamini Kaushal, Shyama (Khursheed Akhtar), AR Kardar, M Sadiq, Suresh (Nazim Ahmed), Amar, Chetan Anand, Jhande Khan, Ghulam Haider, Pt Amarnath and his brothers Husnlal-Bhagatram, Hansraj Behl, S Mohinder, Feroz Nizami, Khursheed Anwar, Khayyam, Vinod, Shyamsunder, Kidar Sharma, Krishna Chander, OP Dutta, Saadat Hasan Manto, Qamar Jalalabadi, DN Madhok, Tanvir Naqvi, Prem Dhawan etc.

Many of the actors and producers used to shuttle between Lahore and Bombay for their work.

And then the PARTITION took place in 1947.

In the communal frenzy, polarisation of artistes took place. Hindus shifted to Bombay and Muslims left for Lahore. But there were some reverse migrations also in this period. One example each is of Sahir Ludhiyanvi who migrated to India, and Deebo Bhattacharya from Calcutta migrated to Karachi and prospered in Pakistan as a successful music Director.

Some of the families got divided, like Mehboob Khan opted to remain in India, but his brother MR Khan remained in Pakistan and worked as a well known producer. Juhi Chawla’s grandfather JC Anand and uncle Satish Anand stayed in Lahore. Consequently they became the pioneers of Pakistan Film Industry. After the divorce, Rafi’s wife also migrated to Pakistan with her children.

At the actual time of Partition some artists were in Lahore for film work. They were BR Chopra, Ramanand Sagar, IS Johar, Gulshan Rai, Omprakash, Jeevan, OP Nayyar, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Naqsh Lyallpuri, Surinder Kaur, Prakash Kaur and Pushpa Hans. They all left Lahore hurriedly and reached Bombay safely.

However this journey was not so safe for one actor – comedian Durga Prasad, known as Durga Mota. He was very fat. In the melee, he reached the Lahore station and somehow entered the train to Bombay. Suddenly a group of mad rioters entered the Lahore station and started killing the travellers. Most people ran helter skelter, but due to his heavy body, Durga Mota could not run and was cut into pieces on the Lahore station platform itself !

Same way many artists from Bombay left for Lahore and ALL of them reached safely.

I have full lists of who migrated, but to put it in short, some of the directors who migrated were,

Syed Shaukat Hussain Rizvi, SM Yousuf, Najam Naqvi, Munshi Dil, Nakshab Jarchavi, M Sadiq, Zia Sarhadi, Sibtain Fazli (of Fazli Brothers), ST Zaidi , Zahoor Raja, Wali Saheb and Manto.

Some of the heroes were- Nazeer, Sadiq Ali, Masood, Sudhir, Santosh, Ratan Kumar, Najmul Hussain, Suresh and Nasir Khan (both came back to India later), Sheikh Mukhtar.

Some of the actors were- M Ismail, Ajmal, Gulam Mohd, Kumar, Ghori, Majeed, Shahnawaz, Himalayawala, Shyam Kumar, Allauddin, Shah Shikarpuri, Charlie, Nazar Faizi etc.

Some of the Heroines were- Noorjehan, Meena Shorey, Khursheed, Zeenat Begum, Asha Posley, Najma, Kalawati, Rehana, Swarnalata, Ragini, Bibbo, Renuka Devi, Geeta Nizami, Maya Devi etc.

Some from the music field were- Khursheed Anwar, Inayat Hussain, Rafiq Gaznavi, GA Chisti, Ghulam Haider, Feroz Nizami, Nissar Bazmi, Nashaad, Tufail Faruqi, Tanvir Naqvi, Faiyaz Hasmi, Iqbal Bano, Premlata etc.

With so many people migrating to Pakistan at a time and the condition of Pakistan Film Industry then, it is a moot question, whether all these migrants could get work there and shine ?

There were 2 types of people who migrated-

  1. Those who had achieved their peaks already in India and
  2. Those who had just started their careers.

Obviously the second group, at least some of them, could do well there eventually.

Some of the successful migrants there were- Noorjehan, Khursheed Anwar, GA Chisti, Nissar Bazmi, Feroz Nizami, Najam Naqvi, Nakshab Jarchavi, Sibtain Fazli, Wali Saheb, Manto, Rashid Atre, Sudhir, Santosh, Asha Posley, Shameem, Najma, Yasmeen, Ragini, Zahoor Shah, Shaikh Iqbal, Himalayawala, Nazar, Rafiq Gaznavi, Tanvir Naqvi, Iqbal Bano etc.

The unfortunate ones were (some of them) – Meena Shorey, Ratan Kumar, M Sadiq, Charlie, Ghori, Kumar, Sheikh Mukhtar, Najmul Hussain, Neena, Kalavati, Maya Devi, Gulam Haider, Nashaad, Premlata etc.

Almost all the artists who shifted to Bombay prior to Partition did very well here.

There was a second wave of Migration in 1955-56, during which many artistes like Veera, Rattan Kumar, Rehana, Mumtaz Shanti, Meena Shorey, Wali Sahib, K Anwar etc migrated to Pakistan.

Partition did some damage to India, but as there was a second line waiting to take over, the impact was negligible. However, Pakistan had to build a new film industry with the help of the migrant artistes in almost all departments of film making. Once this generation ended their career, unfortunately there was not much of a second line to take over in Pakistan.

Here is an excerpt from a book “The Travels of Bollywood Cinema ” by Anjali Geeta Roy, in this connection…….

The rioting of 1947 set in motion irreversible, irrevocable migration. B R. Chopra and I S Johar were planning films in a big way for Lahore but had to run for their lives. Ramanand Sagar left in July, so did Gulshan Rai. Character actor Om Prakash (of Fateh Din fame, an all-time favourite skit relayed for years by Radio Lahore), comedian-bad man Jeevan and many others also left Lahore for Bombay. O P Nayyar recorded his immortal song Preetam Aan Milo/ Dukhia Jiya Bullai, Aan Milo at the His Master’s Voice studio in Lahore. He left Lahore only in 1948 when it became clear that people with the wrong religion were not going to return to their homes on either side of the Punjab. Writer Rajinder Singh Bedi escaped, sitting on top of a railway carriage carrying loads of Hindus and Sikhs out of Lahore. Song-writer Naqsh Lyallpuri began his literary career in Lahore as a journalist but had to leave in 1947. Punjabi singers, the sisters Surinder Kaur and Prakash Kaur, and Pushpa Hans also left Lahore.

Migration in the other direction also took place. Nazir and his wife Swarnlata, Noorjahan and her husband Shaukat Husain Rizvi, character actor Alauddin and many others headed for Lahore. Manto came in January 1948, music directors Ghulam Haider and Khurshid Anwar followed some years later and director M. Sadiq probably in 1969 or 1970. Meena Shori, Khurshid and Mumtaz Shanti also immigrated to Lahore. Some Pakistani actors in Lahore continued to use Hindu filmic names. Santosh Kumar (Musa Raza) and Sudhir (Shah Zaman), the two most famous heroes of the 1950s and 60s represented such practice. On both sides, initially considerable goodwill existed between the two film communities.

Some families were divided. Thus for example, while Nazir shifted to Lahore, his nephew K. Asif stayed on in Bombay. Kardar stayed on but his brother Nusrat Kardar and son Rauf Kardar returned to Lahore. While Suraiya, her mother and grandmother settled in Bombay, many of her other relatives shifted to Lahore. Rafi stayed on to reign supreme in Bombay while his parents and siblings were in Lahore.

There were some cross-religion marriages that created peculiar challenges. Raj Kapoor’s maama (maternal uncle) Mr Mehra married a Muslim, converted to Islam and stayed in Lahore. A unique case of reverse migration took place as well: poet Sahir Ludhianvi (Abdul Hai) left Lahore for India.

In the context of partition and its effect, if one sees, the film ‘Shahkaar’ was an ordinary film. The director of the film, the hero Shah Nawaz and few actors like Nazma, Majid, Mehdi Raza, Maqbool etc. migrated to Pakistan after partition. Obviously these artistes were in a hurry to complete the film, which affected the quality of the film.

The music director was K Datta aka Datta Korgaonkar. There were only 7 songs – all written by Arzoo Lucknowi. The film was directed by S Khalil, who directed 7 films in all in India. Shah Nawaz continued his career in Pakistan by acting in 41 films there (32 Urdu and 9 Punjabi). He died on 18-6-1971 in Karachi. Today’s song is sung by a young Mohd Rafi and Shamshad Begam. Rafi sounds very fresh here.

[Author’s Notes – the lists of names given here are indicative and not exhaustive. Migration period is considered as 1947 to 1970.]
[Acknowledgements – My thanks to Harish Lalwani of Hyderabad-Sindh and Rafiq Ansari of Lahore. Credits – HFGK, ‘Mourning the Nation’ by Bhaskar Sarkar, ‘Partition’ by Kavita Daiyya, “The Travels of Bollywood Cinema ” by Anjali Geeta Roy, Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema and my notes.]


Song-Ye duniya hai sab prem ki (Shahkar)(1947) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Aarzoo Lucknowi, MD-K Datta

Lyrics

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o o
o o o o

ye duniya hai sab prem ki
tu prem kiye ja
ye duniya hai sab prem ki
tu prem kiye ja
haan prem kiye ja
duniya mein jiye ja
haan prem kiye ja
duniya mein jiye ja

aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
o dharti ke raaja
aa aa aa aa
tere haath mein baaja
tere hath me baaja

o chaand ki raani
aa aa aa
teri mast jawaani,
teri mast jawaani
tu chaand mere dil ka hai
aankhon ka hai taara
mamta ne kiya phoolon mein chhip chhip ke ishaara
sandesh mujhe chupke se pardon mein diye ja
o chaand ki raani
o dharti ke raaja
o chaand ki raani
aaja
aaja
aaja

main aati to hoon
par tu mujhe chhed na dena
main aati to hoon
par tu mujhe chhed na dena
o baanke lutere
o baanke lutere
tu kahin loot na lena
tu kahin loot na lena
haan chhed na dena
mujhe tu loot na lena
haan chhed na dena
mujhe tu loot na lena

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
mohabbat sharaab aur mohabbat jawaani
mohabaat jawaani
jawaani deewaani

behoshi ke mausam mein
behoshi ke mausam mein
lagaataar piye ja,
lagaataar piye ja
aur yoon hi jiye ja
aur yoon hi jiye ja
aur yoon hi jiye ja
aur yoon hi jiye ja


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3677 Post No. : 14568

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 20
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And now, continuing the saga of the 10th anniversary celebrations. 🙂

First off, thanks to Mahesh ji for announcement that “The last batsman is in”. Quite true, and well, almost. One reason (of the many excuses that I am going to converse about today 🙂 ), is that, quite truly, I was waiting for at least one more contribution to land in, before I announce the closure of celebrations. But as the events transpired, I realized that waiting for that article would probably be like waiting for Mr. Godot.

I refer to Ben Kayti, who has promised me that she will be sending in a write up, but then – well, days have just been following one after the other. In an earlier communication she mentioned that she was little down in health, and that she has a doctor’s appointment. And then – silence. One day, two days – messages on WhatsApp, emails, phone calls, voice mail remained unanswered. When no response came, I had no option but to press the panic button. I tried to contact three other people in the family. And finally, her daughter-in-law responded to my SOS. The family is out to a vacation – Glacier National Park in Montana, where no connectivity is available. The vacationers also include the other two members of the family who I was attempting to get in touch. So it was a relief to know that all was well, and also somewhat vexing that there was a communication gap that created some worries. I will return to this and tie up the loose end left here, and continue with the mainstream of celebration.

‘19’ seems to be a lucky number for me. Quite a few significant things in my life are connected with this number. And thus, not surprisingly, I get connected with this blog that celebrates its birthday on 19th July. And then, more, I was not planning it to be so – my (previous) post comes at 19th in the series. Ah yes, as Atul ji has mentioned often, there is a hand of providence with what goes on with this blog. And let me add one more very interesting ‘19’ phenomena. As per the statistics that the WordPress maintains, the date which has had the highest number of visitors on this blog (10,630) is also a 19 – 19th October, 2011.

On 14th January this year, the visitor’s ticker on our blog home page turned into an 8 digit number for the first time. We clocked in 10 millionth visitor that evening (IST) – and it translates to 1 crore, in domestic terminology. As I write to complete this article, the ticker has already gone past 10 million 6 hundred thousand, clocking in on average ~ 3,000 visitors per day in this year so far. I would like to give it a name today – this presence that ASAD makes on the worldwide web – it is the “ASAD Phenomena“. Nowhere else probably (once again, as far as I am aware) is there any such endeavour that combines the interests and the determination of such a like-minded team with such dedication, to sustain such a significant level of interest in the central theme of this blog. All I can say is – there are music lovers in this world, and then there are ‘music lovers’ in this world.

Looking back at my association, the date was 1st October 2010 when I clicked on the subscribe button for getting the RSS feed and became a regular reader-member of this blog. And guess, what is the first song feed that arrived into my mailbox next day (on 2nd October) – “Ham to tere dil ke bangley mein aanaa maangtaa”. Now that I read this song title, I wonder whether it was a message intended for me from Atul ji, or was it supposed to be from me to Atul ji. 😀 😀  Whichever way, I think it just worked out very famously. 🙂

My first step into lyrics contribution was published on 1st Feb, 2011 and it is the famous Suraiya song from ‘Bilwamangal’ (1954) – “Parwaanon Se Preet Seekh Len”. And then it just went on from there. The first post written by me appeared on 18th Feb, 2011, a song from the film ‘Gul e Bakaavali’ (1963) “Ye Kehdo Tumhe Hamse Kyaa Chaahiye”. Missed the 19th by just a day, although there is a post on the 19th Feb also, my second one. And then it just went on from there.

कुछ लगता नहीं के सात साल गुज़र गए। Seriously, it seems just like last week or last month. In that very year (2011), in the subsequent months, we had a spectacular event on the blog, something of the type that has not yet been repeated. An event that truly marks this blog to be a Phenomena. Starting on 28th June, 2011, the blog saw an unbroken series of articles on the great KL Saigal Sb, that lasted all the way up to 18th Sep, 2011. The last song of this unbroken series, posted on 18th Sep is “Baalam To Pe Sabar Padey” from the film ‘Parwaana’ (1947). I quote a brief paragraph from that write up here,

With this post, I have now published 61 posts on Saigal Saab’s songs. In one of the interim emails, Atul ji wrote to me that every day morning, he eagerly opens his mailbox to look for an email from me. And the eagerness and urgency was no less on my side. Some of the ghazals took anywhere from 3 to 6 hours to complete the write up, with the translations and commentary to my satisfaction. There have been nights when I have sent the write ups to Atul ji at 2 am, 3 am and even past 4 am. There have been occasions that (after having fallen asleep on my laptop) I got to complete the write up later in the morning; you can identify these days by noting the delay in posting the Saigal Saab song for the day.

What a heady time it was. That endeavour was really worth it. We enjoyed it immensely, and it came to a monumental conclusion of documenting and posting each and every one of the available Hindi / Urdu recordings made by the great singer. And truly, nothing comparable to that has again been attempted on the blog so far.

One more reason that I quote this above paragraph from the earlier write up. Something of this relates to the song in this post. I will return to it again, shortly. But yes, I am talking about the relentless tempo with which this blog continues to progress. The support and participative contributions from the entire team are without doubt the bulwark that provides the strength to the arms and shoulders of what this blog is. But then the definitive power of this entire effort is the unflagging dedication and persistence of the leadership from Atul ji, which is truly the backbone of this effort.  It is an accomplishment sans pareil anywhere in the annals of the history of blogging on the internet related to Hindi Film Music.

So, beyond September of 2011, although now done with all the available songs of Saigal Saab, the journey and the saga still continued. Century milestones came with their regularity, then the 5,000th song – “Hamen To Loot Liyaa Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne” (dated 13th Nov, 2011), more centuries of artists and other interesting statistical achievements. Then on to the 10,000th song – “Phul Rahin Belariyaan Dolen” (dated 20th July,2014), an extraordinary song published first time anywhere on the net, a song of 1931 vintage posted; and the unprecedented organized effort wherein all regular members of the group contributed a post that contains an introduction of another member. And a memorable long afternoon spent by almost the entire group connected on email, as we all waited for the post to appear on the blog.

On and on, tirelessly, doggedly – getting to honky-tonk posts at the nos. 11111, 12345, 12357 . . .

Then we came to the post no. 13182 – “Aag Lagi Shola Uttha Shamma Pe Parwaana Gira”, on 22nd April last year. It was the mostest of the most momentous celebrations, the 10,000th post by dear Atul ji. It was a surprise for Atul ji; he was under the impression that his 10,000th milestone was already past. But that was not the case. The entire group got together and gave him a standing ovation that verily resounded across the internet.

The next big whopper for our blog came on 14th Jan earlier this year, and its celebration was covered in post no. 13921 “Bhalaai Duniya Ki Jo Subh O Shaam Karte Hain” – the visitor ticker on the blog had turned from nine million, nine hundred ninety nine thousand, nine hundred ninety nine to ten million, sometimes in the late evening of 14th Jan (IST). In desi parlance, we would say  निन्यावे लाख, निन्यावे हज़ार, नौ सौ निन्यावे से हम एक करोड़ पर पहुंचे। Once again, this was a major, major occasion for the blog, and the echoes reverberated once again around the globe – literally. 🙂

And now, greetings (balated) for the date of completing 10 years since this blog’s creation by Atul ji. The date is 19th July (and I am late, of course, as usual – I have a reputation to protect and uphold, you know 😀 ). As per the Wikipedia articles, celebrations calendars and other related details available online, the tenth anniversary is represented by tin or aluminum. The color of this anniversary is blue and / or silver. And the gift of this 10th celebration is diamonds. Whooo. . .

Note that 10 is another interesting number on our blog recently – 10,000th post on blog, 10,000th post by Atul ji, 10 millionth visitor on the blog, and now the 10th anniversary of the blog itself; the last three events listed happening within the period of past 16 months. You simply just cannot cease to keep celebrating on this blog. And the wonder of wonders is that we also continue to trace and share absolutely wonderful celebration songs to go along with the event. The patterns that we conjured up for the post nos. 11111, 12345 and 12357 are quite an interesting phenomena in as of themselves, with the ”hand of providence” playing its fair share in making them happen. 🙂 For those who may not be familiar with these stories, I suggest they should view these posts – they are really very interesting tales of happenstance and coincidence. 🙂  Just click on the post numbers in the sentence above.

So, connecting back to where we started off. Finally last night (IST), the much awaited call from Ben Kayti and Jagdish Bhai materialized. It was a great relief to hear their voices, and to be assured that all is well. The planned vacation had gone on very well, and quite “frigidly”, given that the vacation spot chosen was the Glacier National Park in Montana (USA). After returning from there earlier this week, they also had some guests visiting and so Khyati Ben was completely busy with family affairs. She has once again promised that she will write a post this coming week now. I decided not to wait any further and put up the 20th post in this series today. If and when her post comes along, it will be now at an auspicious ‘पायदान’ of 21. 🙂

Amongst others in the list of my ‘reasons’ (excuses) is of course that I was also in travel during some of this intervening period. In fact most of the early posts in the 10th anniversary series were actually posted while I was on the move. Getting back home, I almost immediately got busy with celebrations for Guru Purnima at my Guru ji’s place. There, the celebrations last for 5 / 6 days, starting from the Guru Purnima day and continuing till the ‘पंचमी’ in the month of ‘सावन’. So that occupied me for almost a whole week within which I was not able to accomplish much as far as the blog activities are concerned.

Another thing was the song selection. Till almost the last hours of posting my previous article – “Dil Chaahta Hai” – I had no idea what would be the songs I am going to write about. The first song I finally zeroed in was this one. Going by a set of very good celebration songs posted by other friends in the group, I was thinking – most of these songs are of recent origin. How about searching for a similar celebration cum group dance song from the earlier decades? After sifting through many possibilities, I picked up this song from the film ‘Tarang’ of 1952. First of, this song has four singers – Rafi Sb, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum and Chitragupt himself. Secondly, the song (no video available) gives a feeling of a gypsy camp by the banks of a river, where a group dance cum song is being performed.

So actually, this song was originally planned to be the earlier post. But then, in random process, I bumped into the “Dil Chaahta Hai” song, and with some contemplative considerations, my planned post got converted into two posts. And good that it did. If I would have combined both these posts with one song – well. . . 🙂

So here is a fabulous celebration song which promises that the proceedings are going to last all night, and that all are invited. And the best part, this song starts with mentioning the word ‘सावन’.

So let me now take just a couple of more minutes to link in ‘सावन’ (saawan) with this celebration. You are going to love this. After having posted all the posts received from the group, and with Atul ji’s post also in place, I started to get individual messages from members of this group, asking me about the delay as to why my post was not coming in. And me, I was without an answer; what to tell – that I have not yet identified the song even? Well, as part of this set of messages, I get this fond message from Atul ji himself on 26th or maybe 27th July, wherein he prodded me to publish my post on the 28th. Reason, he explained, was that 28th July this year is the start of the month of ‘सावन’. And back, in 2008, when this blog got initiated, the date 19th July was also the start of of the month of ‘सावन’. I was really wonderstruck. I had never made this wonderful connect before. Wow, this blog is born in the month of ‘सावन’ – ‘सावन – मन भावन’, and not just the month, on the first of the month. Now this is really auspicious. I can go on now connecting many more things, along with this connect. . .  but maybe not. Goodness, there are hundreds of songs in Hindi films that have the word ‘सावन’ in the mukhda. So I will move on by saying that this blog is blessed – for it is born in this auspicious month, showering sprinkles of delightful music in drizzles of melodious songs, one after the other. Oh sure, yes, this blog is a ‘सावन’ born. 🙂 Without any doubts. I am glad Atul ji highlighted this point to me, and that now we know what songs to post in the future, when the blog’s birthday comes along. 🙂

Coming back to this film and this song. I got the set of songs of this film from my collector friend. This film has some very wondrous songs, ten in all, eight of which are penned by IC Kapoor, and one each by DN Madhok and Ram Murti. This song is written by Ram Murti. The music composition is by Chitragupt, who has also lent his voice to two of the songs in this film, including this one. The blog already carries 5 songs from this film, and I promise you, the best of the songs are still to come. Just like this song today. It is such a joie de vivre expression of gaiety and celebration. The tempo is so sweet and so infective, that you will be swaying with the beat. When I heard this song for the first time, well, quite a while back now, I was simply bowled over by it. And even now, having heard it so often, whenever I play it again, I simply am not able to get over it.

नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ॰ ॰ ॰

Just listen to this song, and I assure you that at the end of the play, you will feel so un-satiated that you will be playing it again and again.

In some ways, this song also expresses my connect with the blog. Earlier in this article, I had mentioned a quote from the earlier posted last article in the KL Saigal series. So that is the connect here. Practically all my work for this blog happens in the dead of the night and in the wee hours of the morning. This is also mentioned in the quoted paragraph above. Even beyond the Saigal Sb series, my mode of working on the tasks related to this blog has not changed. All the posts that you see getting on to the blog at 7 am and 9 am – all these posts have been worked on and completed the previous night at times like 2 am and 3 am. 🙂

A very happy 10th birthday to ASAD; a ton of congratulations to Atul ji, and all the dear friends and co-passengers on this musical bandwagon. The saga continues. . .

नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ॰ ॰ ॰

 

Song – Nadiya Kinaare Mora Dera, Mashaal Jaley Saari Ratiyaan (Tarang) (1952) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum, Chitragupt, Lyrics – Ram Murti, MD – Chitragupt
Chorus

Lyrics

saawan barse
kaari re badariya
phaagun rang ki phuhaar
ho oo
nainan mein mora
baanka re saanwariya

mann mein saanwariya ka pyaar. . .

. . . mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
hoye nadiya kinaare mora dera
ho oo
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
saari ratiyaan ho saari ratiyaan
saari ratiyaan
hoye nadiya kinaare mora dera
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
ho oo main bhi karunga kabhi phera
main bhi karunga kabhi phera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
hoye
nadiya kinaare mora dera
haa. . .
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan

jaise ganga mein lehre lehariya
waise lehre gori tori chunariya
ae ji dekho kahin neha lagaa ke
bhool jaiyo na mori dagariya
oo oo dil mein hai tera basera
dil mein hai tera basera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
hoye
nadiya kinaare mora dera
haa hhaaa
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan

chanda se mil mil ke
khele ratiyaan
ho khele ratiyaan
chanda se mil mil ke
khele ratiyaan
bagiya mein khele bahaar
daar galey bainyaan
sajan sang khelun
balam sang khelun
daar galey bainyaan
sajan sang khelun
main albeli naar
ho oo kabhun na hovey savera
kabhun na hovey savera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
hoye
nadiya kinaare mora dera
arre waah waah
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
oye
nadiya kinaare mora dera
ha..an
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सावन बरसे
कारी रे बदरिया
फागुन रस की फुहार
हो ओ
नैनन में मोरा
बांका रे साँवरिया
मन में साँवरिया का प्यार॰ ॰ ॰

॰ ॰ ॰ मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
होय नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
हो ओ
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
सारी रतियाँ हो सारी रतियाँ
सारी रतियाँ
होय नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
हो ओ मैं भी करूंगा कभी फेरा
मैं भी करूंगा कभी फेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
होय
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
हा॰ ॰ ॰
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ

जैसे गंगा में लहरे लहरिया
वैसे लहरे गोरी तोरी चुनरिया
ए जी देखो कहीं नेहा लगा के
भूल जइयो ना मोरी डगरिया
ओ ओ दिल में है तेरा बसेरा
दिल में है तेरा बसेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
हा ह्हा
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ

चंदा से मिलके
खेले रतियाँ
हो खेले रतियाँ
चंदा से मिलके
खेले रतियाँ
बगिया में खेले बहार
डा गले बइन्या
सजन संग खेलूँ
बलम संग खेलूँ
डा गले बइन्या
सजन संग खेलूँ
मैं अलबेली नार
हो ओ कबहूँ ना होवे सवेरा
कबहूँ ना होवे सवेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
होय
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
अरे वाह वाह
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
ओय
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
हाँ॰ ॰ ॰
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ


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Blog Day : 3648 Post No. : 14483

“Sau Ka Note”(1955) was produced by Ram Singh and directed by Yashwant Pethkar for R S Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Geeta Bali, Karan Dewan, Begam Para, Ram Singh, Krishn Kumari, Manorama, Sundar, Leela Mishra, Sulochana, Narbada Shankar, Lotan, Bango etc in it with with guest appearances by Jabeen, Chaand Usmani, Tiwari, Badri Prasad, Smriti Biswas, Ranjeet Kumari, Vivek, Rajan, Dhumal, Naaz, Chandabai, Mohana, Chitra and Johny Walker.

There were seven songs in the movie. Two of these songs are already covered.

Here is the third song from “Sau Ka Note”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam, Mubarak Begam and chorus. Record mentions Anjaan as the lyricist but the song booklet of the movie mentions Anjaan-Jeet and so HFGK mentions the lyricist as Anjaan-Jeet.

Music is composed by S Mohinder.

Only the audio of the song is available. It sounds like an all female qawwaali. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Qurbaan gaye tujh pe gori (Sau Ka Note)(1955) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Mubarak Begam Lyrics-Anjaan/Jeet, MD-S Mohinder

Lyrics

qurbaan gaye tujhpe gori
tujhe teer chalaana aa hi gaya
qurbaan gaye tujhpe gori
tujhe teer chalaana aa hi gaya
qurbaan gaye tujhpe gori

in shokh adaaon ko gori
in shokh
in shokh adaaon ko gori
bijli ka giraana aa hi gaya

qurbaan gaye tujhpe gori
tujhe teer chalaana aa hi gaya
qurbaan gaye tujhpe gori

teri ek nazar ne ae gori
zara dekh ye kaisa kamaal kiya

aaaa
tere husn ke jaadu ne gori
kadkon ko bhi maalaamaal kiya
kadkon ko bhi maalaamaal kiya
kadkon ko bhi maalamaal kiya

aa aa aa aa aa
teri zulfon ki kaali ghataaon ko
chaandi barsaana aa hi gaya
teri zulfon ki kaali ghataaon ko
chaandi barsaana aa hi gaya
qurbaan gaye tujhpe gori

kya baat huyi unse poochho
jo tum per jaan lutaate hain

haaan aan aan
un chaand sitaaron se poochho
jo dekh tumhen sharmate hain
jo
dekh tumhen sharmaate hain
jo dekh tumhen sharmaate hain

o o o o o
sharmaati nigaahon ko dil ka
yoon raaz chhupaana
aa hi gaya
sharmaati nigaahon ko dil ka
yoon raaz chhupaana aa hi gaya
qurbaan gaye tujhpe gori
tujhe teer chalaana aa hi gaya
qurbaan gaye tujhpe gori


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Blog Day : 3626 Post No. : 14447

“Rupaya”(1950) was directed by G P Pawar for Vijay Chitra, Bombay. This obscure “social” movie had Shashikala, om Prakash, Manmohan, Naaz, Anwari, P Varne, Nautiyal, Ganpat Rao, Gauli Mota, Ramesh, Mirajkar etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Rupaya”(1950) to appear in the blog. The song is song by Shamshad Begam. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by P Ramakant.

If one thought that the song, going by the title, would discuss financial matters, then that is hardly the case. Hindi movies, no matter what their genre andwhat their title, would only have the same kind of songs discussing the same old “mohabbat”. And this song is no exception. 🙂


Song-Mohabbat dard hai (Rupaya)(1950) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-P Ramakant

Lyrics

mohabbat dard hai
mohabbat dard hai
dil mein basa le
jiska jee chaahe
ye meethha geet hai ae
ye meethha geet hai
ise gun guna le
jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai

ajab kya dekh tujhko gar
kisi ki jhuk gayin palken
ajab kya dekh tujhko gar
kisi ki jhuk gayin palken
ye duniya jhukti hai ae
ye duniya jhukti hai ik din
jhuka le jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai ae
mohabbat dard hai
dil mein basa le jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai

jawaani dar pe bachpan ke hai
sangam aag paani ka
aa aa aa aa
jawaani dar pe bachpan ke hai
sangam aag paani ka
aa aa aa aa
mita ke apne ko o
mita ke apne ko
armaan nikaale
jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai ae
mohabbat dard hai
dil mein basa le
jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai

kahar hain ham to rahmat bhi
zahar hain ham to amrit bhi
kahar hain ham to rahmat bhi
zahar hain ham to amrit bhi
agar ho pyaas honton pe
laga le jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai
mohabbat dard hai
dil mein basa le
jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai


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