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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.

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Today’s song is a comedy duet from the film ‘Roshni’ (1949).

The film was made by Standard Pictures Corporation, Bombay. It was directed by Ramanlal Desai and the MD was C Ramchandra. The lyricist was PL Santoshi. The cast of the film was Rehana, Nihal, Pran, VH Desai, Mumtaz Ali, Sophia, Chand Barq, Indira, Shama, Zarine, Ishrat etc.

After making it in Hindi films as an MD for film ‘Sukhi Jeevan’ (1942), C Ramchandra had joined Jayant Desai productions on a salary of Rs. 300 pm. He gave successful films like ‘Bhaktaraj’ (1943), ‘Zaban’ (1943), ‘Lalkar’ (1944), ‘Manorama’ (1944) and ‘Samrat Chandragupta’ (1945), C Ramchandra felt that he deserved a salary increase. As Jayant Desai was not ready to increase it to his desire, he left the company. After a few months, with the help of Kavi Pradeep, C Ramchandra joined Filmistan, where he got what he wanted, namely salary of Rs. 1,000 pm and freedom to give music to outside films also.

While he continued with Filmistan, he reached his peak in career by giving hit musicals like ‘Safar’ (1946), ‘Shehnai’ (1947), ‘Sajan’ (1947), ‘Nadiya Ke Paar’ (1948), ‘Khidki’ (1948), ‘Patanga’ (1949), ‘Sargam’ (1950) and many more. Meanwhile he was giving music to films of other production companies, but managing a proper balance with Filmistan films. ‘Roshni’ (1949) was also one such film.

Taking a look at the cast, I found 3 actresses of interest, about whom not much is known to common lovers of old films and music. The first was Shama. During the period of 1930’s and the 1940’s, there were 3 actresses with the name Shama or Shyama. The first of them was Shyama Zutshi, second was Shama Dulari and the third was actress Shyama, who ruled in the 50’s and the 60’s with over 160 films.

Shyama Zutshi was the first Kashmiri Girl who joined films in 1934. She acted in many films, some of which are :-

1 ‘Vishnu Bhakti’ in 1934
2 ‘Laila Majnu’ in 1935
3 ‘Khooni Jadugar’ in 1939
4 ‘Kaarwaan e Hayaat’ in 1935

Shyama Zutshi belonged to a well to do family of Lahore. Her father was a barrister. She was quite a successful and sought after actress but suddenly she moved out from films and focused on politics and freedom struggle. Shyama was a congress leader .

Another reason for her to quit films was the presence of a fellow Kashmiri Actor Chander Mohan Wattal. Chander Mohan would always tell her to quit as according to him acting in films was not meant for girls from good families . Chander Mohan Wattal opposed the entry of Kashmiri girls to films .

The second was Shama Dulari. Not much is known about her personal life. Shyama Dulari hailed from a small city of Madhya Pradesh. She was interested in acting and had acted in school and college dramas. After education, she came to Bombay and appeared for a screen test and interview at Filmistan. She passed the test, but did not like the salary that was offered.

She went to Poona and met WZ Ahmed of Shalimar Pictures. He was quite impressed with her and signed an exclusive contract for 3 years, offering her a very lucrative salary. However in the next two years she acted only in two films – ‘Meerabai’ (1947) and ‘Shehzadi’ (1947). Due to the contract, she could not work anywhere else also.

After 1947, when Ahmed migrated to Pakistan along with Neena, she came to Bombay. Jayant Desai signed her for the lead role in the film ‘Lakhpati’. Unfortunately, due to her father’s illness, she had to leave Bombay and go back to her native city in MP. She came back and tried to get work. She worked in films like ‘Rangeela Rajasthan’ (1949), ‘Shair’ (1949), ‘Roshni’ (1949), ‘Rooplekha’ (1949), ‘Naqli Baap’ (1949), ‘Jal Tarang’ (1949), ‘Ek Teri Nishani’ (1949), ‘Char Din’ and ‘Dolti Naiya’ (1950). Her last known film was ‘Babul’ (1950) wherein she did a small role.

No information after that. Problem was that at the same time the famous actresses Shyama (Khurshid Akhtar) and Shyama Dulari were in the film line. Shyama initially was acting under the names like Baby Akhtar, Baby Khurshid and Baby Shyama; whereas Shama Dulari was credited as Shama, Shama Dulari and sometimes Shyama also. I listed films in Shyama’s name and tried to see the credits of films which were available. Though very few films are available on You Tube, I tried to separate the films for Shama Dulari based on her credits and by conjuncture. Still there could be some errors, which will be corrected when proof comes up suitably.

The third was Shyama, too well known to write anything about. We all know her well.

The case of Shama Dulari was different. She was actually a victim of an intentional restrictive contract. When she signed a contract with WZ Ahmed of Shalimar Pictures, Poona, little did she know that she would rot there without work for 3 years ! The company used her only in 2 films – ‘Shehzadi’ (1947) and ‘Meerabai’ (1947). Rest of the time she was paid only half salary and legally she was prohibited from working elsewhere. It was only after Ahmed migrated to Pakistan, with Neena and without paying the staff salaries, she became a free bird.

Such cases were not uncommon in the Hindi film industry. This happened with actress Meena Shorey too (Lara Lappa girl) and Sohrab Modi, who demanded Rs. 60,000 from her to remove a legal case against her for breaking their contract and working in a Lahore film. It was with the intervention of Mehtab, that the amount was reduced to Rs. 30,000, which Meena had to pay through her nose to avoid legal action.

Same happened with Mrudula, the first heroine of Dilip Kumar in the film ‘Jwaar Bhata’ (1944). She had signed a contract with Devika Rani of Bombay Talkies for work in the films. However, after ‘Jwaar Bhata’, she did not get any film. After 1945 end, Devika Rani left Bombay Talkies, selling all her shares and getting married to ‎Svetoslav Roerich,  a Russian artiste, leaving Mrudula to rot for the remaining 3 years without work and thus spoiling her career.

This also took place with the firebrand actress Shanta Apte, when Prabhat Film company threatened her to take legal action if she worked in films of other companies, breaking their contract. She was a tough person. She staged a demonstration at the gates of Prabhat film company and also sat for Fasting (अन्न सत्याग्रह). Newspaper reporters were called, and for the fear of bad publicity, Prabhat compromised and relieved Shanta Apte unconditionally !

The third name in the cast is Indira (Wadkar). In the 40’s and 50’s, there were 3 Indira named actresses. Indira Wadkar, Indira Billi (heroine of some Punjabi films) and Indira Bansal – the fat comedienne. Hansa Wadkar’s father had three sisters, Kesharbai, Indirabai and Sushilabai. Sushila was married to Master Vinayak, a renowned actor-director of the early era of Indian cinema. The elder sister as well as Indira Wadkar were acting in films and Indira was a classical singer as well. Indira acted in several films including ‘Duniya Kya Hai’ (aka ‘Resurrection’) (1937) and in films of Vinayak’s production company Hans Films like ‘Devata’ (1939) in Marathi. Indira used the surname Wadkar to avoid using the family name Salgaokar, for fear of reprisal from society against women acting in films. Her older sister, Kesharbai, was working in a film made by MG Rangnekar and suggested that Indira Wadkar work in films to sustain her family. She acted in 11 Hindi films. She was a popular shrewish mother in law in Marathi films.

Today’s song is a comedy duet sung by Chitalkar and Shamshad Begum. Enjoy.


Song- Mere dil ka dil ka mere dil ka kabootar(Roshni)(1949) Singers-Chitalkar, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
Chitalkar + Shamshad Begam

Lyrics

mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka
o mere dil ka kabootar
tere chhajje pe bole
tere chhajje pe bole
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka kabootar

tere gali ke karoon main sau sau phere
saanjh sawere
tere gali ke karoon main sau sau phere
saanjh sawere
duniya kahe tu laila hai meri
main tera majnu
duniya kahe tu laila hai meri
main tera majnu
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka mere dil ka
haan mere dil ka kabootar tere chhajje pe bole
tere chhajje pe bole
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka kabootar

gali ke phere na kar more raja
ankhiyon mein aa jaa more raja
gali ke phere na kar more raja
ankhiyon mein aa jaa more raja
nazar bachaa ke main duniya se
palkon mein rakh loon
nazar bachaa ke main duniya se
palkon mein rakh loon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka mere dil ka
haan mere dil ka kabootar
tere chhajje pe bole
tere chhajje pe bole
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka kabootar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
ओ मेरे दिल का कबूतर
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
मेरे दिल का कबूतर

तेरी गली के करूँ मैं सौ सौ फेरे
साँझ सवेरे
तेरी गली के करूँ मैं सौ सौ फेरे
साँझ सवेरे
दुनिया कहे तू लैला है मेरी
मैं तेरा मजनूँ
दुनिया कहे तू लैला है मेरी
मैं तेरा मजनूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
हाँ मेरे दिल का कबूतर
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का कबूतर

गली के फेरे ना कर मोरे राजा
अँखियों में आजा मोरे राजा
गली के फेरे ना कर मोरे राजा
अँखियों में आजा मोरे राजा
नज़र बचा के मैं दुनिया से
पलकों में रख लूँ
नज़र बचा के मैं दुनिया से
पलकों में रख लूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
हाँ मेरे दिल का कबूतर
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का कबूतर


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.

The blog completes 14 years of its existence today (19 july 2008-19 july 2022).

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Today’s song is from the film Phoolon ke Haar-1951. I fail to understand why this film was titled Phoolon ke haar. I have seen this film, but I did not find any justifiable answer to this title.

The film was made by Shrikant Studio, Bombay. It was directed by G.P.Pawar, a veteran from Silent films. His first silent film as a director was Mysterious Prince-1929. He directed 10 silent films and then started directing Talkie films with Qatil kataar-1935. He directed 18 talkie films. His last film was Jang bahadur-1958. Pawar was the second husband of Lalita pawar, who was the heroine of many of his Silent films. Later they were divorced. She, however, continued using the surname Pawar till the end, although she got married to Shri Omprakash Gupta, who started the Ambika Studio, in the name of Lalita Pawar-whose real name was Ambu , a short form of Ambika.

The film had music by Hansraj Behl. He, in my opinion,was one of those composers in the film world, who composed lots of melodious songs. Unfortunately, he was also one of those composers who never got Big banners to work for. He and his brother, Gulshan Behl founded N.C.Films, on their father’s name-Nihal Chand- and produced B and C grade movies to which Hansraj gave his music. Hansraj was known as Master ji, in the industry. Only two people were known as Master ji…one was Ghulam Haider and the other was Hansraj Behl. Hansraj usually worked alone and rarely used any assistant while giving music.

Hansraj is remembered for giving initial playback singing breaks to Asha Bhonsle and Madhubala Jhaveri. He also gave a chance to his own friend Verma Malik-Lyricist. Malik used to live with him initially, in Bombay. He composed music for 62 films from Pujari-46 to Badmashon ka Badmash-79. One film “Insaaf ka Khoon” was released after his death,in 1988.

Hansraj Behl was one of the music directors who became successful in the post-independence era. He composed music for not only Hindi films but also for Punjabi films. Hansraj was born on 19 November 1916 in Punjab. He got his basic education in music from Pt. Chunnilal. Then he opened his music school in Lahore and he had some non-film records released under the label of HMV. In 1944 Hansraj came to Bombay to try his luck in the Hindi film industry as a music director.

After one year of struggle he got his first film Pujari, made by Ardeshir Irani, in 1946. He got films like Gwaalan and Phulwari in the same year, but all these films could not do well at the box office. Behl tasted success in 1947 with the release of Lakhon Mein Ek and Chheen Le Azadi. ‘Moti Chugne Gayi Re Hansi..’ sung by Shamshad Begum and Mukesh from the film Chheen Le Azadi became very popular. In 1948 he came up with four films – Chunariya, Mitti Ke Khilone, Pardesi Mehmaan and Satya Narayan, of which Chunariya’s music was a hit especially the song ‘Dil-e-Nashaad Ko Jeene Ki Hasrat Ho Gayi..’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song which placed him among high class music directors was ‘Sab Kuchh Lutaya Hamne Aakar Teri Gali Me..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi and written by Mulk Raj Bhaakri.

In the year 1949, he came out with Chakori, Raat Ki Raani, Zevraat and few more films. Lata sang one of her favourite songs, ‘Haye Chanda Gaye Pardes Chakori Yahan Ro Ro Mare..’ in Chakori, which became very popular and it helped Hansraj to gain popularity among music lovers. ‘Jin Raaton Mein Neend Ud Jaati Hai..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi in Raat Ki Raani was a nationwide hit.

In 1950-51 he gave many hit songs with Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt and Suraiyya. Songs of Kisi Ki Yaad became very popular soon after the release of the film. ‘Koi Mujhko Na Bulaye..’ and ‘Tadapta Chhod Kar Mujhko Kahaan Tum Reh Gaye..’ both sung by Geeta Dutt and ‘O Jaane Wale Ye Kya Kiya..’ by Mohammed Rafi gained immense popularity. In 1952 he introduced Madhubala Jhaveri as a playback singer in Apni Izzat and Jaggu. Madhubala sang ‘Dil Mere Tera Diwaana..’ with Talat Mehmood and ‘Meethi Meethi Loriyaan Main Dheere Dheere Gaoon..’ (both Apni Izzat) featured her solo voice. In 1954, he again came out with musical films like Dost and Khaiber. ‘Aaye Bhi Akela Jaye Bhi Akela..’ from Dost -1954 sung by Talat Mehmood was among one of his memorable compositions.

He continued to give his best in films like Rajdhani, Milan, Miss Bombay, Changez Khan and Saawan. Songs like ‘Bhool Ja Sapne Suhane..’ from Rajdhan- 1956, ‘Mohabbat Zinda rehti Hai..’ from Changez Khan -1957, ‘ Jab Raat Nahi Katti..’ from Changez Khan -1957, ‘Zindagi Bhar Gham Judaai Ka..’ from Miss Bombay -1957, ‘Haseen Ho Khuda To Nahi..’ from Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh -1960, ‘Bheega Bheega Pyar Ka Sama..’ from Saawan -1959 and ‘Tujhko Dhoondhu To Dhoondhu Kahaan..’ from Milan -1959 crossed all the barriers of success and Hansraj Behl’s name was on the lips of every music lover.

After all these successful films he continued to give music till 1969 but failed to give any hit because his later films were either stunts or fantasy films with little scope for having good music. His last hit song was an all time great creation ‘Jahan Daal Daal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya Karti Hai Basera..’ which was sung by Mohammed Rafi for the film Sikandar-e-Aazam in 1965.

Hansraj Behl died of Cancer in Bombay on 20-5-1984.

The cast of the film Phoolon ke Haar-1951 was Nigar Sultana, Geeta Bali, Nasir khan, Yashodhara katju, Sundar, Madhav kale, Rani, Shakuntala, heeralal etc. The 11 songs of this film were written by Bharat Vyas, Indivar, Kaif irfani, D.N.Madhok and Varma malik. In the last so many years- till 1980 – I must have seen hundreds of Films- Hindi, Marathi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. In the Hindi films, I can not forget 3 actresses, who were Bubbly, playful, with innocent looks and with Natural acting talent. They were Meena Shorey, Nalini Jaywant and Geeta Bali. I enjoyed every film of these actresses, which I saw. It is difficult to forget the role and acting of Meena Shorey in film ” Ek thi Ladki-49″, or Nalini Jaywant in film ” Hum sab chor hain-56″, or Geeta Bali in film ” Aji Bas Shukriya-58″. These were all my favourite actresses. It is very unfortunate that they all met their deaths in very tragic circumstances.

Geeta Bali’s dancing eyes and her animated, expressive face which mirrored her soul were her most outstanding features. Yet life was snatched away from this vibrant personality at an achingly young age of 35.It is some consolation that Geeta crammed a lot into her short life: 80 odd films in a ten-year career. She married struggling actor-turned-megastar Shammi Kapoor and mothered two children: a son and a daughter. Today, she is remembered as a wonderfully natural actress and a fabulous human being.She was quite close to her sisters and brother. Her childhood pet name was KEETA.
True, Geeta’s reputation as an actress rests more on her performances than her roles. Natural, spontaneous and gifted with a spot-on sense of comic timing, she never really found a vehicle worthy of her talent. Largely a shade better than the movies she starred in, she frittered away her talents in B-grade films. Probably the fact that she was born into a family that had to struggle for sheer survival and the fact that she reached the top through sheer grit had Geeta stress on quantity rather than quality. Film lore has it that when mentor [filmmaker] Kidar Sharma first met Geeta, she was living with her family in somebody’s bathroom!

Geeta Bali (real name Harkirtan kaur) was born in Amritsar on 30-11-1930, in a Sikh family, known for its religious and Scholarly traditions. Her father was a Sikh Missionary Preacher and travelled not only all over India, but also to Burma, Ceylon and Malaya. Due to frequent change of place, Geeta’s education was not consistent and it ended after 6th standard. When the family was in Kashmir, she joined the dancing and music classes. Keeta (her family nickname) did dance performances on stage in her schools.

When she was about 9-10 year old, she gave a public performance of her Dance in Lucknow. The puritans in their society objected, made a hue and cry and the pendal was burnt, to stop her show. Such experiences made her very bold in life. While at Lahore, Geeta directly entered the A.I.R. office to get a music contract. She got it also. She used to participate in Children’s programmes.

Through her Dance Director in A.I.R., she got into a documentary ” Cobbler” made by Shorey pictures. Impressed, she got a dance performance in film ” Badnami”-46 as well as Kahan Gaye-46 and Pancholi’s Patjhad-47, before moving to Mumbai. Impressed by her off-screen vivacity, Sharma cast Geeta in his Suhaag Raat (1948). Audiences related to her instantly and watched wide-eyed as she nonchalantly tossed her unconscious hero, Bharat Bhushan over her shoulder in a scene.

Soon, Geeta was inundated with contracts (that’s what they called film offers then). She accepted most. She won raves even in supporting roles like in the 1949 Suraiya starrer Badi Behan and the Madhubala starrer Dulari. In 1951, she became a major star with Guru Dutt’s first hit, Baazi (she went on to do three other films under his direction). Geeta played a gangster’s moll with a golden heart to Kalpana Kartik’s conventional heroine. But Geeta played her role with such gay abandon that hero Dev Anand divulges, “People came repeatedly to theatres to see Geeta’s spirited dancing to Tadbeer se bigdi hui taqdeer bana de.

Next she worked with Raj Kapoor in Bawre Nain-50, Bhagwan’s Albela-51 and Navketan’s Baazi-52. Now there was no looking back. Geeta Bali went on to act in 80 films in her short career of just 14 years. She even sang a few lines in a song from the film Rangeen Raaten-56, with Shamshad Begum and Uma Devi. She worked with Prithviraj Kapoor in Anand math-52 and his sons Raj kapoor in Bawre nain and in many films with Shammi kapoor. With Dev Anand she did Baazi, Faraar, Milap, Jaal, Zalzala, Ferry and Pocket Maar. She worked opposite Ashok Kumar, Motilal, Balraj Sahani, Prem Adib, Jairaj, Rehman, Bharat Bhushan, Abhi Bhattacharya, Kamal Kapoor, Karan Dewan, Shekhar, Sajjan, Amarnath, Jaswant and Suresh.

Some of her notable films were, Girls’ School-49, Dulari-49, Badi bahen-49, Nishana-550,Bawre Nain-50, Baazi-51, Albela-51, Zalzala-52, Raag Rang-52, Anand Math-52, Jhamela-53, Baaz-53, Daaku ki Ladki-54, Vachan-55, Miss Coca Cola-55, Jawab-55, Faraar-55, Bara Dari-55, Albeli-55, Pocket Maar-56, inspector-56, Coffee House-57, Mujrim-58, Jailor-58, Aji Bas Shukriya-58, Mr. India-61 etc etc.
Geeta proved she could do tragedy (Sharma’s Raj Kapoor starrer Bawre Nain) or and play the lighthearted heroine to comedian Bhagwan in the super successful Albela. Albela’s swinging C Ramchandra composed songs like Shola jo bhadke and Sham dhale mere khidki tale made front-benchers dance with the stars and even fling coins on screen. Pug-nosed Geeta was no conventional beauty, but that transparent face and that smile constantly flirting on her lips made sure you couldn’t tear your eyes away from her.

Watch Geeta Bali in the Guru Dutt-directed Jaal (1952). Dev Anand, a cigarette-smoking smuggler on the run from the police, tries to entice morally upstanding heroine Geeta into his web. Geeta evocatively communicates her struggle against, and her eventual surrender to, handsome Dev’s seduction call Yeh raat, yeh chandni phir kahan Famously down-to-earth despite her star status, Geeta was the antithesis of the coy 1950s’ heroine. She often drove herself to her premieres in an open jeep. Those who knew her claim she was a Samaritan who touched the lives of whoever she met. She is said to have personally groomed Mala Sinha, then a newcomer.

To date, so many years after her death, her secretary Surinder Kapoor’s (Boney Kapoor’s father) productions begin with a shraddhanjali to Geeta Bali.

Shammi Kapoor entered her life when they worked in the quaintly named Miss Coca Cola and Coffee House together. On an impulse, Geeta played a small role of a man in Sharma’s Shammi Kapoor starrer Rangeen Raatein. On the film’s Ranikhet outdoor, Shammi and Geeta fell in love. Kapoor was a year younger to her and was not yet a star, but the twosome were hell bent on marrying each other. Geeta had worked with Shammi’s eldest brother, Raj Kapoor in Bawre Nain, and with his father, Prithviraj Kapoor in Anand Math, Shammi was unsure about their reaction to this match. But on August 23, 1955, with producer-director Hari Walia and friend Johnny Walker as witness, the couple were married at the Banganga Temple at 4 am.

Geeta continued to work after marriage in a few films like Sohrab Modi’s Jailor (1958), where she won raves as a blind girl. With Shammi Kapoor turning into a huge star and the birth of her two children Aditya (nicknamed Mickey) and Kanchan, she eased her workload.

The desire to do that one fulfilling role she would be remembered for prompted Geeta to attempt the production of a classic for herself. She started Rano, based on Rajinder Singh Bedi’s famous novel, Ek Chadar Maili Si, based on a widow’s remarriage to her brother-in-law. Upcoming star Dharmendra played her hero.

Geeta, had not been vaccinated for smallpox, despite the fact her father too had died of Smallpox. She had ignored repeated warnings in her childhood. She contracted the dreaded disease while shooting the film. The best care was rushed to her, but her fever apparently reached 107 degrees. Her doctor saw a picture by his patient’s bedside and asked who the pretty lady was. The disease had so wracked Geeta’s frail frame that he didn’t recognise her as the same person!

Geeta Bali passed away on January 21, 1965, leaving behind eight-year-old Aditya and three-year-old Kanchan in the care of a devastated Shammi Kapoor.

Ironically, she was cremated in Banganga, not far from where she was married. ( adapted from Rediffmail.com, books Star Portraits by Harish Booch and Stars of the Indian Screen by Baburao Patel, India Today, Yaadon ki Baaraat by Shirish Kanekar and my notes – with thanks.)

Today’s song is sung by Shamshad Begum in her inimitable typical unique voice. Let us enjoy this song.


Song- Mohobbat chikni chikni hai ke baabu phisal na jaana (Phoolon Ke Haar)(1951) Singer- Shamshad Begum, Lyricist- Bharat Vyas, MD- Hansraj Behl

Lyrics

mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana
ho o o
zamaana re zamaana haaye zamaana hoy
zamaana naazuk naazuk hai
kisi se dil na lagaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana

kaabu mein rakhna baabu
ye dil hai bada mawaali
kaabu mein rakhna baabu
ye dil hai bada mawaali
beech bajariya bik jaayenge
lota bartan thhaali
bich bajariya bik jaayenge
lota bartan thhaali
ho o o
ye dhanda re ye dhandha haaye ye dhandha hoy
ye dhadna ulta pulta hai
ke ulte latak na jaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana

ye powder aur surkhi waale
gore gore mukhde
ye powder aur surkhi waale
gore gore mukhde
le jaate hain nakad naaraayan
de jaate hain dukhde
le jaate hain nakad naaraayan
de jaate hain dukhde
ho o o
ye galiyaan re ye galiyaan haaye ye galiyaan hoy
ye galiyaan uljhi uljhi hain
na aage kadam badhaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana

raaton ko jaagoge bhaiya
din mein so jaaoge
raaton ko jaagoge bhaiya
din mein so jaaoge
kise dhoondhhne nikle ho tum
khud hi kho jaaoge
aejee
kise dhoondhhne nikle ho tum
khud hi kho jaaoge
ho o o
dagariya re dagariya haaye dagariya hoy
dagariya oonchi neechi hai
musaafir bhatak na jaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana
zamaana naazuk naazuk hai
kisi se dil na lagaana


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 :

5102 Post No. : 17036

Today’s song is from the film ‘Sindbad the Sailor’ (1952).

During our childhood, when we were in school, we were fond of different stories. Our school books contained interesting stories of kings, explorers and great souls. In those days most children used to read outside school books. Some kids were lucky whose grandparents told them stories from mythology and history. This not only gave entertainment but also helped build up good values of life. Some children liked mythology stories, some liked historical and yet some others liked adventure stories. The joint family culture helped develop the right kind of mindset and value addition.

I was a keen reader and I used to read whatever came to my hands – be it a book, magazine or even a newspaper. However, my choice was stories of adventure. Up to 10-15 years of age I read stories of Aladdin, Alibaba, Sindbad, Hatimtai, Navnath stories, Vedic stories, Ramayan-Mahabharat stories, historical stories and such stuff. After that age, I switched over to reading detective and mystery stories by Edgar Wallace, Earl Stanley Gardner, Agatha Christie, Arthur Connan Doyle, Berkeley Grey, Rodrik Graham, Ellery Queen, Brett Haliday, Peter Cheney, Sax Rhomer etc. I know all these names will be Greek and Latin to today’s generation. Those days were different. Today’s scenario is different. there is neither comparison nor criticism. Times change, the world changes. That was good for us, today’s generation likes something else. It is OK.

My point is some stories in this world are evergreen. For them there is no generation barrier, no age difference, no time change. They are immortal, in a sense. Stories from Arabian Nights, Sherlock Holmes, Ramayan – Mahabharat, Greek stories like Helen of Troy etc are ‘all time favorites’. These stories have provided entertainment to several generations. Over the long years, maybe the stories have changed to some extent too. Nevertheless, their entertainment value has remained constant.

Aladdin, Sindbad, Alibaba etc. are stories from The Arabian Nights. The history and story of Arabian Nights is interesting. Stories of Arabian Nights or 1001 Nights are so interesting that for many generations they have been a source of entertainment. Alibaba, Aladdin and Sindbad are the evergreen stories. Arabian Night stories evolved through a story which took place in Persia. King Shahriyar became a woman hater after he found that his wife was unfaithful to him. He not only killed her, but he started marrying a new girl every day, and on the second day of marriage the wife would be killed to avoid unfaithfulness.

The legend says that Scheherazade, the beautiful young daughter of the Vizier, decided to marry the king Shahriyar, against wishes of her family. On the first night of marriage, she started telling him a story which she left unfinished. Curious to know the story’s end, the king postponed her killing. On every night Scheherazade employed the same technique – finish the story from the previous day, from within that story, start a new story, and then keep that one unfinished that night. Thus she continued 1001 stories on 1001 nights. Finally the king changed his opinion and pardoned his wife.

These stories included historical stories, love tales, tragedies, comedies, poems, eroticas, stories of jinn, ghosts and apes, sorcerers, magicians etc. Places like Basra, Istanbul, Baghdad etc. were frequently mentioned in these stories. A lot of films have been made on different popular characters of Arabian Nights. Here is a short history of films made, it may not be complete but surely is an indicator of how the Indian film industry took advantage of the ready made interesting stories. These stories were liked by not only children, but also millions of adults – like me, for example.

A cursory look at the Film Title Index-1913 to 2012 by Hamraz ji tells us that the most popular stories are on Aladdin, Alibaba and Sinbad as well as Gul E Bakavli, besides films on other not so well known characters. In the Silent film era, films on Alibaba were made in 1927 (2 films); Aladdin in 1927 (2), 1928, 1931; Sindbad in 1930(2) and Arabian Nights – 1930. During the Talkie films, the first film on Alibaba was in 1932, then in 40, 46, 54(2), 66, 76, 77, 80 and 2004. On Aladdin in 35, 36, 39, 41, 49, 52 (2), 55, 57, 58, 66, 78, 82(2). On Sindbad in 46(2), 52(2), 58, 65 and 2000.

As always, the creative heads in the story departments of filmmakers invented titles like Alladin Ka Beta, Alladin Ki Beti, Aladdin and Laila. Similarly son and daughter were gifted to Alibaba and Sinbad and films made on them. The funniest title was ‘Sindbad, Alibaba and Aladdin’ (1965) ! On a quick check of HFGK entries for the 1940s decade we find that as many as 9 films were made in 1946 alone on these characters. Added were Baghdad Ka Chor, Hoor e Baghdad, Sher e Baghdad, Arab Ka Chand and Shah e Misr – in which actor Ajit debuted with his real name Hamid.

The frame story of Sindbad is – In the reign of Haroon Al Rasheed, a poor porter (coolie) feels tired and sits on a bench in the garden of a rich person. There he complains to God why there are rich persons who do nothing and poor persons who toil all day. The rich person hears this and calls the porter inside his house. After providing him food etc. they start conversation and learn that names of both are same – SINDBAD. The rich Sindbad tells him how he became so rich and describes his 7 sea voyages one by one. Thus starts each voyage story in detail and in first person. Surprisingly, Sindbad’s is the only story about a sailor’s voyages in the entire 1001 stories of The Arabian Nights !

Today’s song is from one of my favorite films – ‘Sindbad the Sailor’ aka ‘Sindbad Jahaazi’ (1952). The English people always called him SINBAD, but in India he is the popular SINDBAD. The film was produced by Balwant Bhatt and directed by his younger brother Nanabhai Bhatt – an action film veteran. The cast included Naseem – who entered the films in the 1930s with a bang and titled as having a ”pari chehra” due to her beauty. She was on the last part of her career. (After the entry of Madhubala, the crown of Beauty went to her and she was called “The Venus”). Ranjan was the hero. There was Pran and Nirupa Roy – who along with Pran played the role of a Villain in this film. And to imagine that she was already famous for her roles in mythological and religious films ! But then Nirupa Roy had done some action and stunt films too, fighting and winning over big goons ! The rest of the cast consisted of regulars for such types of films.

The Music Director was again my favorite – Chitragupt, the genuine melody maker of Hindi films. This wonderful duet is sung by Rafi and Shamshad, as only they could sing such lovely song. Enjoy this melodious duet. . .


Song- Zindagi sanwar gayee mastiyon se bhar gayee (Sindbad the Sailor)(1952) Singers- Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyricist- Shyam Hindi, MD- Chitragupta
Shamshad Begam + Rafi

Lyrics

zindagi sanwar gayi mastiyon se bhar gayi
jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi
zindagi sanwar gayi mastiyon se bhar gayi
jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi

baat nayi aa gayi
ho o o o o o
baat nayi aa gayi husn ke guroor mein
sar jhuka diya hai jo ishq ke huzoor mein
baat nayi aa gayi husn ke guroor mein
sar jhuka diya hai jo ishq ke huzoor mein
jaaneman wo aapki berukhi kidhar gayi

jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi

kaun hoon khabar nahin
ho o o o o o
kaun hoon khabar nahin
hosh kho chuki hoon main
bhool kar jahaan ko
teri ho chuki hoon main
kaun hoon khabar nahin
hosh kho chuki hoon main
bhool kar jahaan ko
teri ho chuki hoon main
ek din ki dillagi
kya se kya hai kar gayi
jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi

dil ko aaj kya hua
ho o o o o o
dil ko aaj kya hua
haath mein na aaye hain

dhadkanon ki taar par saaz saaz gaaye hai
dil ko aaj kya hua
haath mein na aaye hain

dhadkanon ki taar par saaz saaz gaye hai
kya kahu tumhe sanam dil pe kya gujar gayi
jab se pyar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi
zindagi sanvar gayi mastiyo se bhar gayi
jab se pyar ki nazar dil me hai utar gayi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ज़िंदगी संवर गई
मस्तियों से भर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई
ज़िंदगी संवर गई
मस्तियों से भर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई

बात नई आ गई
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
बात नई आ गई
हुस्न के गुरूर में
सर झुका दिया है जो
इश्क़ के हुज़ूर में
बात नई आ गई
हुस्न के गुरूर में
सर झुका दिया है जो
इश्क़ के हुज़ूर में
जानेमन वो आपकी
बेरुखी किधर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई

कौन हूँ खबर नहीं
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
कौन हूँ खबर नहीं
होश खो चुकी हूँ मैं
भूल कर जहान् को
तेरी हो चुकी हूँ मैं
कौन हूँ खबर नहीं
होश खो चुकी हूँ मैं
भूल कर जहान् को
तेरी हो चुकी हूँ मैं
एक दिन की दिल्लगी
क्या से क्या है कर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर ग

दिल को आज क्या हुआ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
दिल को आज क्या हुआ
हाथ में ना आए है
धड़कनों के तार पर
साज़ साज़ गाये है
दिल को आज क्या हुआ
हाथ में ना आए है
धड़कनों के तार पर
साज़ साज़ गाये है
क्या कहूँ तुम्हें सनम
दिल पे क्या गुज़र गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई
ज़िंदगी संवर गई
मस्तियों से भर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई


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Blog Day :

5010 Post No. : 16913

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 42
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This date ten years ago (6 April 2012) saw as many as seven songs from seven different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5740 Tu kaun si badli mein mere chaand hai aa jaa Khandaan(1942) Movie YIPPEED by now
5741 Bol pardesia ye toone kyaa kiya Mangu (1954) 6 songs covered in the blog out of 7
5742 Zara seekh lo ankhiyon sharmaana/a> Vachan (1955) Movie YIPPEED by now
5743 Mubaarak sab to phoolon ka sajaa kar laaye hain sehra Zindagi Ya Toofaan(1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
5744 Maine kaha babuji itna bataaoge Chhoti Bhabhi(1950) 8 songs covered out of 9
5745 Thhoda sa intezaar keejiye Chowkidaar (1974) Movie YIPPEED by now
5746 Manmohana tu jo bhi de Vandana (1975) 2 songs covered out of 5

We can see that four movies (out of 7) whose songs were covered in the blog ten years ago have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with three movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (6 April 2022).

“Chhoti Bhaabhi”(1950) is one of the three movies eligible for BTYC today.

“Chhoti Bhaabhi”(1950) was directed by Shanti Kumar for Filmkar Limited, Bombay. The movie had Nargis, Karan Diwan, Shyam, Kuldip aka Kuldip Kaur, Gulab, Shyaama, Suraiyya chaudhry, Yakub, I.S.Johar, Baby Tabassum, Gyani, Jugnu, G.Sarang, Khushdil etc in it.

Here is the ninth and final song from “Chhoti Bhaabhi”(1950) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus, alongwith one unnown male voice. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlala Bhagatram.

The song is picturised as a stage dance song on several female dancers. We can see Nargis, Shyam and GopeYakoob seated in the front row among the housefull audience.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the songs of “Chhoti Bhaabhi”(1950) are covered in the blog. “Chhoti Bhaabhi”(1950) thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Tashreef rakhiye jee tashreef rakhiye (Chhoti Bhaabhi)(1950) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram
Chorus
Unknown male voice

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

tashreef rakhiye jee tashreef rakhiye
tashreef rakhiye jee tashreef rakhiye
mere dil ke makaan mein tashreef rakhiye jee
mere dil ke makaan mein tashreef rakhiye
tashreef rakhiye jee tashreef rakhiye
mere dil ke makaan mein tashreef rakhiye jee
mere dil ke makaan mein tashreef rakhiye

khaali hai makaan meraa aake basaao jee ee..ee…eeee
aa aa aa aaa aaa aaaa aa aa aa aa aa aaa
aankhon ki khidkiyon se chori chori aao jee..ee…ee…eeee
aaa aaaa aaa aaaa aaa aaaa aaa aaaa aa aa aaa aa

badey shauq se makaan mein tashreef rakhiye
badey shauq se makaan mein tashreef rakhiye
mere dil ki makaan mein tashreef rakhiye jee
mere dil ki makaan mein tashreef rakhiye

aaa aa aa aaa aaa aaa
oo ooo oo ooo oo
aaa aaa aaaa aaa aa aa aaa aaa aaa
oooo ooo oo ooo oo ooo oo

sarson ka khet hai aey ae ae aey ae
sarson ka khet hai
umangein jawaan hain
umangein jawaan hain aen aen
sarson ka khet hai
umangein jawaan hain
umangein jawaan hain aen
pyaar bharey dil mein mere laakhon armaan hain jee
laakhon armaan hain jee
laakhon armaan hain aen aen aen
deerdeer deerdeer deer/reeraa reeraa reeraaa reeraa
deerdeer deerdeer deer/reeraa reeraa reeraaa reeraa
deerdeer deerdeer deer/reeraa reeraa reeraaa reeraa

mere dil ke har armaan mein tashreef rakhiye
mere dil ke har armaan mein tashreef rakhiye
mere dil ke makaan mein tashreef rakhiye jee
mere dil ke makaan mein tashreef rakhiye

aa aaa aaa aaa aa aaa aaa aaa
aa aaa aaa aaa aa aaa aaa aaa

bujh gaye chiraag raajaa..aa…aaa
o raajaa…aaa..aa..aaa
bujh gaye chiraag raajaa aaa aa aaa aaa aa aa aa aaa
soya durbaan hai
gori gori ret mere pyaar ka jahaan hai
gori gori ret mere pyaar ka jahaan hai/em>

mere pyaar ke jahaan mein tashreef rakhiye
mere pyaar ke jahaan mein tashreef rakhiye
mere dil ke makaan mein tashreef rakhiye jee
mere dil ke makaan mein tashreef rakhiye

nadee kaa kinaaraa haa aaa
tandaa tandaa paani
paani haaa..aaaa…aaa
tandaa tandaa paani
paani haaa..aaaa

tandaa tandaa paani mein aag ka jawaani haa
aag kaa jawaani haa aaa
aajaa mere raajaa aajaa aajaa..aaa
aajaa mere raajaa aajaa aajaa..aaa
tera meharbaanee haa…aaaa…haaa…aaa…aaaa..aa
aake pyaar ke toofaan mein tashreef rakhiye
aake pyaar ke toofaan mein tashreef rakhiye
mere dil ke makaan mein tashreef rakhiye jee
mere dil ke makaan mein tashreef rakhiye


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Blog Day :

5007 Post No. : 16907

“Chaar Chaand”(1953) was produced by F M Khan and directed by A Karim for Fine Art Films, Bombay. This movie had Shyama, Bhagwan, Suresh, Altaf, Majnu, Sheikh, Maqbool, Aagha Miraz, Gulaam Rassol, Ameer Baanu, C.L.Shah, Raani Kapoor, Deepmala, Raajina, Cuckkoo etc in it.

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

Here is the fifth song from “Chaar Chaand”(1953)to appear in the blog.

This song is the title song of the movie. It is sung by Shamshad Begam, Jawar Hussain and chorus. A Karim is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nashaad.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Ek naheen do naheen teen naheen chaar chaand (Chaar Chaand)(1953) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Jawar Hussain, Lyrics-A Karim, MD-Naashaad
Shamshad Begam + Jawar Hussain
Female chorus
Shamshad Begam + Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ek naheen do naheen teen naheen chaar chaand
jeevan mein tumne lagaa diye chaar chaand
chaar chaand
ek naheen do naheen teen naheen chaar chaand
jeevan mein tumne lagaa diye chaar chaand
chaar chaand
chaar chaand

sab kuchch main bhool gayee jab tumko paa liyaa
ho o o jab tumko paa liyaa
sab kuchch main bhool gayee jab tumko paa liyaa
duniya ke jhagdon se mujhko chhudaa liyaa
ho o mujhko chhudaa liyaa
naainaa milaake jo tum aaj muskuraa diye ae
chaar chaand
jeevan mein tumne lagaa diye chaar chaand
chaar chaand
ek nahin do nahin teen nahin chaar chaand
jeevan mein tumne lagaa diye chaar chaand
chaar chaand
chaar chaand

bichchdey dilon ko milaaney tum aayee ho
khushiyon ki duniyaa ko sang sang laayee ho o
sang sang laayee ho
sooney mahal se mere
bhaag jagmagaa diye
chaar chaand
jeevan mein tumne lagaa diye chaar chaand

chaar chaand
ek nahin do nahin teen nahin chaar chaand
jeevan mein tumney lagaa diye chaar chaand

chaar chaand
chaar chaand

chandaa saa mukhdaa hai
baaton mein pyaar hai ae
uthh`ti jawaani hai solah singaar hai
ho solaha singaar hai
deepak ummeedon ke tumne phailaa diye chaar chaand
jeevan mein tumne lagaa diye chaar chaand
chaar chaand
ek nahin do nahin teen nahin chaar chaand
jeevan mein tumne lagaa diye chaar chaand

chaar chaand
chaar chaand
chaar chaand
chaar chaand


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Blog Day :

4991 Post No. : 16885

Today (18 march 2022), the blog had two guest posts so far, and both pertained to Holi. That created some confusion in my mind. I was under the impression that Holika dahan is on the night of 18/19 march and Holi is on 19 march 2022. To add to my confusion, I found out that Railway HQ in Southern Railway, Chennai was open today on 18 march 2022. It turns out that I was out of phase by one day from others. It turns out that even Chennai celebrates holiday today. It is only Southern Railway HQ in Chennai that has decided to work on this day. 🙂

When one looks at the festival category (on the right side of the blog), one finds that the blog has as many as 67 Holi related songs. The second most popular festival is Deepaawali (38 songs) and then Rakhi (24 songs). Looking at the nature of the festivals, it is not very difficult to guess why Holi is the most popular festival for Hind movie makers. It gives then a genuine reason to indulge in a song and dance sequence full of box office hit ingredients, viz color, revelry, two genders dancing together and getting wet thanks to coloured water sprinkled on them from pichkaari.

Even in real life, this festival is popular for similar reasons. And it is popular among trouble makers as well.

On this day, trains remain empty. It is so unlike the occasion of Deepaawali when trains run to full capacity and you cannot have berths in trains. I, not averse to act diferent from the masses, had once (nearly four decades ago)travelled by train on the day of Holi from Jamalpur to Patna and then from Patna to Ranchi. On normal days entering the train itself was a tall order. But on that day, I was perhaps the only occupant of those trains.

With 67 Holi songs under the belt of the blog, some people may feel that we have run out of Holi songs to cover. Nothing can be farther from the truth. There are still lots and lots of Holi songs that are not yet covered in the blog. I have already mentioned it earlier that HOli is the most popular festival among movie makers, and so Holi related songs keep appearing in Hindi movies even today. This genre of song is unlikely to go out of fashion in Hindi movies.

Prakashchandra himself has singlehandedly sent me dozens of Holi realted songs. Moreover, I have discovered some more Holi songs on my own. All these supply of Holi songs will last us for many Holi festivals. 🙂

The Holi song that accompanies this post is from “Banjaarin”(1960). This movie was produced and directed by Ratan KUmar for Ratan Produced by Ratan Kumar for Ratan Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Manhar Desai, Kanchan Kamini (Debutant), Lalita Kumari, Sunder, Indira Bansal, Chetan Kumar, Shree Bhagwan, Dalpat (in triple role), T.N.Sinha, Bagla, Murari, Prayag Dutt, Hari, Kapoor, Polson, Master Papoo, Bela, Paro, Laxminarayan, Rehana, Geeta, Meera etc in it.

The movie had 8 songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Banjaarin”(1960). This song is sung by Rafi, Shamshad Begam and chorus. Pt Madhur is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pardesi (or Pardeshi).

The song is picturised as a Holi festivity song on Manhar Desai, Kanchan Kamini, Lalita Kumari Sinha, Indira Bansal etc.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent by Prakashchandra.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a (somewhat belated) happy and safe Holi.

Remarks:- It was pointed out by Mr Partha Chanda, our regular visitor with a keen eyae that the same song was discussed under “Janam Janam Ke Phere”(1957) on 5 april 2020. On checking up, that indeed turned out to be the case. On further investigation, it turned out that the song was originally intended for “Janam Janam Ke Phere”(1957), but it could not be accomodated there. Finally this song was included in “Banjaarin”(1960) which had more or less the same starcast as “Janam Janam Ke Phere”(19557) with some changes.

I thank Nahm, our regular contributor, for pointing out this fact. Since this song was composed for “Janam Janam Ke Phere”(1957) so its lyricist is Bharat Vyas and music director is S N Tripathi, unlike other songs of “Banjaarin”(1960) where Pt Madhur is the lyricist and Pardesi is the music director.

I have now replaced the earlier post of 5 april 2020 containing the same song by another Rafi Shamshad Begam duet and penned by the same lyricist (Bharat Vyas).

(colour video link)

audio link:

Song-Aayi mohan milan ki bela (Banjaarin)(1960) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S N Tripathi
All chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ho ghanan ghanan ghan baajey mridang
ghanan ghanan ghan baajey mridang
rey jhanan jhanan jhanan jhankey kang
baajey rey sang
chhaayaa hai rang
dekho jamuna ke tat pe aey ae
jamuna ke tat pe
bansi ke bat pe
natkhat natwar bansi bajaaye
gori chori chori chori chori gopiyon ko bulaaye
koyi idhar se aaye
koyi udhar se aaye
koyi goree goreee goree goree gori
koyi kaaree kaaree kaaree kaaree kaari
koyi saanwari saanwari chhoree..eee
koyi saanwri saanwri chhoree
ho koyi saanwri saanwari chhoree
ho brij mein sohey raadhaa mohan
jaisey chaand chakori
ke chaand chakori
ke chaand chakoree..ee

aayee mohan milan ki belaa..aa
laagaa madhuban mein kaisaa melaa

ho o o
raadhaa bhee naachey
mohan bhi naachey
naache rey gaaon albelaa aaa
aayee mohan milan ki belaa
laagaa madhuban mein kaisaa melaa
ho o o
raadhaa bhee naachey
mohan bhi naachey
naache rey gaaon albelaa
aayee mohan milan ki belaa

koyi bajaaye jhaanjh jhamaajham
koyi bajaaye jhaanjh jhamaajham
koyi bajaaye manjeerey

koyi bajaaye jhaanjh jhamaajham
koyi bajaaye manjeerey

raadhaa jee ke pag mein jhanjhar
jhamak rahee dheerey dheerey
jhamak rahee dheerey dheerey
ho jhamak rahee dheerey dheerey

ho o o raadhaa hai naazuk jaisey chameli
mohan hai jaisey belaa

aayi mohan milan ki belaa
aayi mohan milan ki belaa
laagaa madhuban mein kaisaa melaa
ho o
raadhaa bhee naachey
mohan bhi naachey
naache rey gaaon albelaa
aayee mohan milan ki belaa

baaj rahee hai gwaalaniyon ki
paayaliyaa rey chhoom chhanan
paayaliyaa rey chhoom chhanan
ho
paayaliyaa rey chhoom chhanan
ho baaj rahee hai gwaalaniyon ki
paayaliyaa rey chhoom chhanan
oopar chamkey chaand poonam ka
neechey naachey brindaavan

neechey naachey brindaavan
ho o
neechey naachey brindaavan
ho o o bansee ke bat pe kaalindi tat pe
laagaa hai kaisaa jhamelaa
aayi mohan milan ki belaa
aayi mohan milan ki belaa
laagaa madhuban mein kaisaa melaa
ho o o
raadhaa bhee naachey mohan bhi naachey
naachey rey gaaon albelaa
aayee mohan milan ki belaa


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

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4956 Post No. : 16824

Today’s song is from the film Nirdosh-1950.

There were 4 films with the same title – Nirdosh-1941, Nirdosh-1950, Nirdosh-1973 and Nirdosh-2018. The first film Nirdosh-1941 had singer Mukesh as Hero, opposite Nalini Jaywant and he sang his first film song on the screen. Film Nirdosh- 1950 was a film made by Filmistan Ltd.,Bombay and it was directed by Najmul Hasan Naqvi or simply Najam Naqvi. This shortening of his name had a history behind it.

Initially, when Najam came into the film line, he joined Bombay Talkies as an assistant doing odd jobs. However, soon ,looking at his interests, he was kept as a Continuity man in the direction department. In 1935, a handsome young man joined Bombay Talkies and the first film of Bombay Talkies-” Jawani ki Hawa”-1935 was made with Devika Rani and this young man-Najmul Hasan as the lead pair. The film was a Hit film. During the making of this film, he and Devika Rani fell in love. While their second film-” Jeevan Naiya”-1936 was on the floor, the Love Birds eloped to Calcutta. There was great commotion in the studio and everyone talked about it. The prestige of Bombay Talkies was at stake as the wife of the owner had run away with her lover.Eventually, Devika Rani was persuaded to return to Bombay. Najmul Hasan dared not come back. He continued in Calcutta, did some films and a roaring love affair with actress Kajjan, before migrating to Lahore.

The whole episode of elopement had become a matter of embarrassment for the continuity man; working in the same studio. His name too was Najmul Hasan. Because of the same name, this innocent chap -who had nothing to do with the elopement drama- had to suffer staring eyes and hush hush whisperings within the studio and the film circle of Calcutta !

He was Najmul Hasan Naqvi, born on 11-4-1913 at Moradabad-UP. He was working in Bombay Talkies doing odd jobs-continuity man and even as an actor in Achhut kanya-36. He was a very hardworking person. After this episode he changed his name to a shorter edition- Najam Naqvi.

He worked in the Direction department and his first film as an independent Director was PUNARMILAN-1940. He went on directing films like Raja Rani-42, Tasveer-43, Naya Tarana-43, Panna-44, Prithwiraj Sanyogita-46, Nateeja-47, Parayee Aag-48, Actress-48, Nirdosh-50, Rangili-52 and last film- Samrat-54.

In 1955, Najam Naqvi migrated to Pakistan and directed 7 films- Kunwari Bewa-56, Naghma e dil-59, Dil e nadaan-60, Qaidi-62, Ek manzil do rahein-62, Ek tera sahara-63 and lastly Payal Ki Jhankaar-66. Najam Naqvi died on 26-1-82 at Lahore. Due to the same name, many sites still mix up the filmography of these two artistes.

The cast of the film Nirdosh-1950 was Shyam, Rehana, Kuldeep Kaur, Om Prakash, K N Singh, Mukri and others. 3 Lyricists wrote the 10 songs of the film. They were S H Bihari, Asad Bhopali and RMA Khan. The Music Director was Shyam Sunder-one of my favourite MDs. He is one of the very few old time composers who composed some songs which will never fade away. He was not very prolific- just 20 films in a career of 10 years, but some of his songs are evergreen. he showed his talent right from his first film “Nai Kahani”-1943, by composing the beautiful song ” Neend hamari khwab tumhare”, sung so nicely by G M Durrani and sung on screen by the handsome B. Nandrekar.

To be famous and to shine in this world, mere Talent is not enough. You must also have Lady Luck with you. While it is generally true,it is more true in the case of our Film Industry.

It is said that LAXMI and SARASWATI do not stay together. Laxmi is the Goddess for Wealth and Saraswati stands for Arts,music and Wisdom. We have seen several examples of Actors,singers,Directors and composers,where,despite being talented,the person did not shine in life and had to remain unhonoured and unrecognised. But we have also seen cases where genuinely talented people in various fields do get honoured,recognised and become wealthy too.

So,what is the factor that binds Laxmi and Saraswati together ? It is ,Undoubtedly,LUCK ! Without having Luck,no one can get name,fame and wealth,however talented he may be.

But,what about those talented people who had almost everything coming their way,name,fame and wealth too,but just because of their own egos,bad tempers and bad habits,they lost everything and either died soon or spent their last days in neglect and sorrow ?

Yes,there are such examples too in the Film Industry. One such glaring example is that of Music Director SHYAM SUNDER. ( Another notable example is that of SAJJAD HUSAIN). Songs composed by Shyamsunder are one of my most favourite ones. His songs from Nai kahani,Bazar,Lahore and Village girl are to be remembered eternally.Bazar -49 song, ” Saajan ki galiyan ” is Lata’s No. 1 favourite song( so is mine ! ). The 6 songs of Noorjehan in Village Girl-45 are simply matchless.

Shyamsunder himself was a highly respected and preferred composer for singers and producers. He had the capacity to scale heights much higher than other composers of his time. But…Alas ! The habit of drinking and talking rubbish when drunk destroyed his career. Here is an anecdote of how much respected and remembered he was by the Ace singers like Noorjehan and Lata Mangeshkar…

Thirty five years after the partition and two wars between India and Pakistan; in the year 1982 the melody queen, Malika-e-Taranum Noorjehan visited India. It was certainly a grand occasion for millions of music lovers of the Indian sub-continent.

In her honour and to facilitate nostalgic music lovers, an impressive show was organised in Shanmukhanand Hall, Bombay which was attended by a large number of luminaries of Indian cinema. Notable amongst them were- Anil Biswas, Naushad, the maestro music composers and matinee idols- Devika Rani, Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar & nightingale of India Lata Mangeshkar to name a few.

Noorjehan came to the dais with a thunderous applause from the jam-packed auditorium and after a brief speech; as expected, she sang her most popular melody- ‘Awaaz de kahan hai, duniya meri jawan hei’ she recorded in India for film ‘Anmol Ghadi’ -Music was composed by Naushad.

Thereafter, it was Lata to sing, who found herself in a very difficult situation owing to a completely charged atmosphere all around the auditorium. She kept everyone guessing about the selection of her song.

Lata came out with one of her endearing melodies- ‘Saajan ki galian chhod chaley, dil roya aansoo beh na sakey’ from the film ‘Bazaar’ music for which was composed by Shyam Sunder. The applause was beyond imagination. The memory of the completely forgotten genius music director Shyam Sunder came alive, when in her next round Noorjehan sang– ‘Baithee hun teri yaad ka ley karkey sahara’ another immortal melody from film- ‘Village Girl’, music for which was composed by none other than Shyam Sunder.

The audience was indeed spellbound. Every one thought as to why she chose a completely forgotten Indian melody instead of a large number of songs she recorded in Pakistan after migrating from her performing place of origin- Bombay . Perhaps, it was in view of the fact that the singer and the composer of the film ‘Village Girl’ were from Punjab .

The momentous event continued with lots of nostalgic and tearful exchanges and it became a history in the annals of pre and post partition Indian art, culture, music and all such related aspects of humane

Why such a legendary music- composer has completely been forgotten,who composed music for some of the classics of his time, such as ‘Village Girl’- 1945, ‘Devkanya’ 1946, ‘Actress’ and ‘Ek Roz-1947, ‘Bazaar’ and ‘Lahore’- 1949, ‘Dholak’, ‘Kale Badal and Alif Laila’ -1951 just to name a few.

In 1943, he composed music for the film ‘Nai Kahani’. An alluring song of G.M. Durani and others–‘Neend hamari khwab tumhare, kitne meethe kitne pyare’ which became an instant hit. Even today after a gap of more than seventy years, the melody richly deserves an eloquent place in the list of popular melodies of yesteryears.

In his next film ‘Village Girl’ -1945, Shyam Sunder came with flying colours, wherein Noorjehan sang some of her fabulous melodies viz–‘Baithi hoon teri yaad mein ley karkey sahara’, ‘Kis tarah bhulega dil’ & ‘Sajan pardesi, balam pardesi’. In these vital numbers, the feelings immersed in the lyrics -written by Wali Saheb- she was in her complete command. The singer did not merely sing the words inscribed in the lyrics, but the depth of feelings. The class of accompanying instrumentation and the matching orchestration was superb and the genius of the composer was distinctively visible.

It is needless to reiterate that as and when a list of immortal melodies of previous century of Indian sub-continent in general and Noorjehan in particular will be drawn; these numbers will invariably find a prime place, music for which was composed by a totally forgotten genius called- Shyam Sunder.

For Shyam Sunder, after the exit of Noorjehan from Indian film music, there came the film ‘Actress’ in the year 1948, wherein Mohammad Rafi gave his initial introduction to the music world by singing – ‘Hum apne dil ka fasana unhe suna na sakey’ . This proved to be Rafi’s initial introduction. .

The music-creating journey of Shyam Sunder can be matched with another maestro called Sajjad Husain, who also composed music for just 14 films, but composed some of the finest melodies of his era.

Both the masters were highly perfectionists; but ill-tempered and uncompromising. Shyam Sunder, additionally in view of his addiction to liquor and excessive drinking, occasionally uttered abusive language and consequently used to lose control over his head and heart. During the making of the film ‘ Lahore ’, he had some abusive interaction with Lata Mangeshkar; as such, they were not on talking terms for a considerable time.

In the year 1952, when the film- ‘Alif Laila’ was in making, Shyam Sunder died in the recording studio, owing to excessive drinking and consequent heart attack; the music thereby was completed by his assistant- Madan Mohan. Due to his spat with Lata,she had stopped singing for him,but on his request she sang a song in his last film, Alif Laila-1953. She knew his calibre as a composer !

Shyamsunder was born in Multan (now in Pakistan). He was an expert Violin player and used to play in Jhande Khan’s orchestra in the early stage of his career. He started with Punjabi films from 1939. He gave a break to Mohd. Rafi in Punjabi film ‘Gul Baloch’. Nai kahani-41 was the beginning of his bright career and village girl-45,Lahore-49 and Bazar-49 were his pinnacle. He composed 187 songs in 20 films.

Shyamsundar died on 15-7-1952.

Some years back, Lata Mangeshkar had been interviewed on rediffmail.com, on 7-1-2011, in which she gave some short memory clips of her famous MDs. About Shyamsunder, she had this to say……

” During the period of 1946-1947, I was an employee of Master Vinayak.

One day he summoned me to his house in Dadar and told me that Shyam Sudner had come and wants to hear you sing. I complied and sang a Bandish. There was no reaction on Shyam Sunder’s face. Days passed by. Master Vinayak met an untimely end. I was searching for work.

Then one day, Shyam Sunder called for me.

I have sung many melodious songs for Shyam Sunder. I remember a qawaali from the film Chaar Din. The singers included Rafi, Shivdayal Batish, Rajkumari, Hamida, Johrabai and Iqbal. This qawaali, Haseenon ki adaein bhi by Shyam Sunder was very challenging and consisted of difficult taans.

Our rehearsal was going on. I was the focus of his attention. He was keen to know how I perform on a song which had a Punjabi style. I sang all the taans much to the delight of Shyam Sunder. He told everyone, “This is how to sing a song in Punjabi style.”

Shyam Sunder was a jovial person. Due to some misunderstandings, I was not singing for him for a period of time.

One day, I received a message from him. He had composed a song especially for me. The song Tujhko Bhulana Mere Basme Nahi from the film Alif Laila was the last song that I sang for him. He met a sad, untimely death. The song from his film Bazaar-1949 ” Sajan ki galiyan” is my favourite.”

Today’s song is also a typical Shyam Sunder song, sung by Shamshad Begum. This is the third song from this film here.


Song-Gaye wo mere dil ko veeraan kar ke (Nirdosh)(1950) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Shyam Sundar

Lyrics

na aaye thhe to zara itminaan thha dil ko
wo aa ke chal diye
phir bekraar karke mujhe ae

gaye wo mere dil ko veeraan kar ke
gaye wo mere dil ko veeraan kar ke
judaai mein rone ka saamaan karke
gaye wo mere dil ko veeraan kar ke
judai mein rone ka saamaan karke

jaate jaate saath apne ae
dil mera lete gaye
dard wo mujhko tadapne ke liye dete gaye ae ae
mila ye humen unse pehchaan karke
mila ye humen unse pehchaan karke
judaai mein rone ka saamaan karke
gaye wo mere dil ko veeraan kar ke
judaai mein rone ka saamaan karke

chaar din ki chaandni thhi ee
phir andheri raat hai ae
phir wahi tanhaaiyaan hain
aur gham ka saath hai
bada dukh hua unko mehmaan karke
bada dukh hua unko mehmaan karke
judaai mein rone ka saamaan karke
gaye wo mere dil ko veeraan kar ke
judaai mein rone ka saamaan karke


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 :

4950 Post No. : 16810

Today’s song is from the film Garma Garam-1957.

The film was made by G.M.Pictures, Bombay. The Producer was Navin C Shah and the Director cum story writer cum Screenplay writer cum Lyricist was P.L. Santoshi. The film had music by Vinod. The 11 songs of the film were written by P L Santoshi, D N Madhok and Raja Mehdi Ali Khan. 3 Songs are already on the Blog and this will be its 4th song. Interestingly, this song is written by Santoshi and RMA Khan jointly, as per a note on HFGK.

Of course, this is nothing new. Such things have happened several times in Hindi films. Here are few examples of joint writing the Lyrics of songs….

1.Footpath-53….The famous song by Talat – ” Shyam e gham ki kasam”….Ali Sardar Jafri and Majrooh Sultanpuri.
2.Miss Bombay-57….” Zindagi bhar gham judai ka….Prem Dhawan and Asad Bhopali
3.Buzdil-51….” Rote rote gujar gayi raat re”….Kaifi Azmi and Shailendra
4.Humlog-51….All songs….Vishwamitra Adil and Uddhav Kumar
5.Pardesi-57….” Rimzim barse paani”….Prem Dhawan and Ali Sardar Jafri

This is one of those strange things that happen in Hindi film industry. Of course, such “Mutual Collaboration” are also found in some cases of Film Direction – where two Directors direct a film jointly (those cases are different where a Director dies and another completed his balance work or where the first director left the film and another took over). This has also happened in Music direction where two MDs jointly gave music (cases of established MD pairs are different).

The second notable thing about the film was – the cast consisted of Agha, Gope, Omprakash, Bhagwan, Marutirao, Chhota Gope, Indira Bansal,Nadira, Rajni, Miss Kamal, Maya Das, Krishna kumari and many others. The film was classified as a ” Stunt’ film. I wonder what stunts this band of comedians performed in the film. I saw this film when it was released simultaneously on 5th July 1957 at Lamington Cinema, Bombay as well as in Ashok talkies in Hyderabad. After seeing the film we felt like having got cheated. The film had no stunts and nothing in the film to make the audience ” Garam” either ! In those times while Vinod’s songs of “Ek thi Ladki-1949″ were still echoing in our ears, music of this film made us completely ” Thanda Thanda” and made us wonder if he was the same MD Vinod of Ek thi ladki ? Here is the film’s story which will prove what I have said….

Wealthy Garibdas has no issues, but only 2 Nephews- Banke, a simpleton and Banwari a chaalbaaz, who spends money on dancing girl-Chandni. Knowing this Garibdas makes his will in the name of Banke. While recording his will on camera, he dies without telling location of his wealth halfway.

Banke contacts the photographer-Asha for enquiry. They fall in love. While searching they find that a map and 6 keys hidden in 6 Golden Chairs had the secret. But the chairs are already sold by Banwari to various people in India. They get addresses from the auctioneer who sold these chairs.

Asha and Banke contact all those buyers and get the 6 keys. meanwhile, Banke comes to know all this and catches up with the pair. There is a fight in Banke and Banwari. Banke wins the fight, but magnanimously gives the keys to Banwari. Seeing this generosity, Banwari has a change of heart and both embrace each others.

Finally, they find a Box. Using the keys, they open the Box, only to find only a piece of white paper written ‘ God helps those who help themselves”.
Asha has an idea. She starts pressing the box in different ways and suddenly it opens and the map is found where the wealth is hidden.
The two brothers share the wealth.

The End.

In the cast of the film, there is a name Maruti Rao. He was a comedy actor and father of Comedienne Guddi Maruti. Earlier to him there was another actor called Marutirao Pehelwan ( father of Dancer Gopi Krishna), who operated from Silent films to Talkie films till early 40’s. Although same name, these actors did not cause any ” Same Name Confusion”, because they operated one after another – without overlapping their career period. However, I still found that some sites making a mix up of their Filmography.

His full name was Marutirao Ganpatrao Parab. He was born on 12-2-1927 at Ahmednagar, near Poona. After completing his Matriculation, he came to Bombay to try his luck in film acting. His first few films like Pagli Duniya-44, and Gajre-48 were without his name in credits He got his credits firmly from film Albela-51. Then he faeatured in many many films…Footpath-53, Baap re Baap-55, Baghdad ka chor-55, Chori chori-56, Guest House-59, Opera House-61, parasmani-63, Lutera-65, Ustad 420-69, Shor-72, Kunwara Baap-74, Don-78 etc etc. In the 60’s he mainly worked in Dara Singh films.

He acted in total 221 films and featured in 34 songs on screen. He also directed 7 films, namely Baghi Shehzada-64, Hum sab ustad Hai-65, Killers-69, Bank Robbery-69, Mangu Dada-70, Kahin aar kahin paar-71 and Hum sab chor hain-73. His last film as actor was Bandish – 1980. As an actor he was not much satisfied, but film direction gave him joy and satisfaction. After his last film he retired from films. However several films like karate-83 and Naya Bakra-85 got delayed releases. He died peacefully on 12-3-1981.

he had married his co-star Miss kamal, a small time actress who worked in films like Dashehra-56, Tartar ka chor-55, Garma Garam -57, Darbar-55, Riyasat-56 etc. etc. Their daughter Guddi Maruti had a better luck in films than both of them. ( Thanks to a note by Rajni kumar Pandya ji, book ‘Eena, meena deeka’ by Sanjit Narvwekar, HFGK, muVyz and my notes).

Today’s song is a Qawali sung by Mohd.Rafi, S D Batish, Asha Bhosale and Shamshad Begum with Chorus.


Song- Hum ko to mohabbat hai un se (Garma Garam)(1957) Singers- Rafi, S D Batish, Shamshad Begam, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Lyricist- P L Santoshi, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (Joint ), MD- Vinod

Lyrics

Humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati
nazron se jo nazren mil jaatin
ae jee mil jaati mil jaati mil jaati
ae jee mil jaati mil jaati mil jaati
nazron se jo nazren mil jaatin
ye duniya jannat ho jaati
ye duniya jannat ho jaati
haan haan
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
chilman uthi bijli chamki
wo ek jhalak dikhlaa ke gaye
jab nazron ne unki balaayen lin
aa aa aa aa aa
jab nazron ne unki balaayen lin
wo saamne thhe sharmaake gaye
din raat tadapne waalon ko
ek baar wo phir tadpaake gaye ae ae
gar hans ke wo saamne aa jaate
haan aan aan aan aan aan aan
gar hans ke wo saamne aa jaate
aji aa jaate aa jaate aa jaate
gar hans ke wo saamne aa jaate
kooche mein qayaamat ho jaati
kooche mein qayaamat ho jaati
aa aa aa aa aa
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
chilman uthhi jooti chamki
ye sab ke sab ghabraake gaye
haaye
aahen na bhari shiqwe na kiye
darbaan ke dande kha ke gaye
sar pe paanv rakh ke bhaage
thhokar khaayi
uhu
sharmaake gaye
gar thhodi si der ye ruk jaate
in sab ki hajaamat ho jaati
aji ho jaati ho jaati ho jaati
in sab ki hajaamat ho jaati
hajaamat hajaamat hajaamat
humko to adaawat hai inse
unko bhi adaawat ho jaati
haha
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa aa
din raat tasawwur hai unka
aur chupke chupke rona hai
ae subah ke taare tu hi bata
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
ae subah ke taare tu hi bata
anjaam mera kya hona hai
unki furkat mein mujhe kab tak
kaanton ke sej pe sona hai ae ae ae
gar phool sa chehra dikhlaate
dikhlaate dikhlaate dikhlaate
gar phool sa chehra dikhlaate
kaanto mein bhi raahat ho jaati
aa aa aa
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa
takiye mein apna sar deke
tujhe chupke chupke rona hai
o o o o
aa aa aa aa
aashaon ka kambal odhe huye
tujhe tooti si khatiya mein to sona hai
ya tu jaane ya main jaanoon
anjaam tera kya hona hai ae ae ae
wo tujhpe marte to TB ki shiqaayat ho jaati
aji ho jaati ho jaati ho jaati
TB ki shiqaayat ho jaati
humko to adaawat hai unse
unko bhi adaawat ho jaati
humko to mohabbat hai unse
unko bhi mohabbat ho jaati

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
hum dil ka chain luta baithhe
ab khoone tamanna peete hain
ji lagta nahin hai ae ae
duniya mein
go jeene ko hum jeet hain
o o o
ye dil ka paan to kha baithhe
ab aahon ke cigarette peete hain
ae doctar aakar tu hi bata aa aa
ye mar gaye hain ya jeete hain
quinine agar na kha lete
in sab ko haraarat ho jaati
aji ho jaati ho jaati ho jaati
in sabko haraarat ho jaati
aa aa
humko to adaawat hai unse
unko bhi adaawat ho jaati


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

Blog Day :

4907 Post No. : 16716

Remembering Mohammed Rafi Sahab ( 97th birth anniversary )
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Aaaaaaa
Aaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaa
Aaaaaaaaaaa
Mahal udaas aur galiyaan sooni eee
Mahal udaas aur galiyaan aan
sooni eee
Mahal udaa…aas aur galiyaan aaan sooni eeeee
Mahal udaaaaas
Mahal udaaaaas re…
Ea… ea Mahal udaaaaas………s
Mahal udaaaaas
aur galiyaan so………….oni eeeeeeeee
Mahal udaaaas aur galiyaan sooni eee
Mahal udaaaas aur galiyaan sooni eee
Chup chup hain deewaarien ean
Dil kya ujdaa
Duniyaa ujdi ee
Rootth gayee hain bahaarien
Ham jeewan kaise guzaarien
Ho ooo
Mandir girtaa phir ban jaata aa aaa
Dil ko kaun sambhaale ae oo
Duniya ke rakhwaale
Sun dard bhare mere naale
Sun dard bhare mere naale
O Duniya ke rakhwaale ae
Rakhwaale ae ae ae
Rakhwaale ae ae ae
Rakhwaale ae ae ae ae

So many benchmarks and such milestones, no one has set them better than Rafi sahab. The way he touched the lives of each and every urdu/hindi listeners heart and minds, is unmatched and unprecedented, never to be repeated in human civilization. His voice breached the boundaries of languages and cultures too. And his fans following seems to increase over the decades.

His contribution towards the cohesion and integration of the post independent and partitioned India, is unaccountable. No one can even begin to count and record, how many hearts, his voice and his renditions of patriotic songs, religious songs of different belief systems touched. It is no less than what is the contribution of Lata Mangeshkar of Sachin Tendulkar towards the Indian national identity and our ability to hold our head high in front of the world as Indians. There were visionaries, far sighted leaders that gave direction to this country and it was a recognition of Rafi sahab’s calibre and his potential as a voice, to which the nation could relate to and identify, that made Nehru invite Rafi sahab to sing the song “Bapu ki amar kahaani’ at a time of such national turmoil.

He was the voice of pathos, the hope of values, the epitome of ‘watan parasti’, a cultural mixture of a binary, where he could keep his soul pure and his singing from the heart, in a country, which needed his punjabi large heartedness. And foremost of his qualities, which still oozes out of his resonating voice, singing praises to the hero’s love interest, singing songs of devotion and story-telling, reciting ghazals of classic and modern poets, in his honied sometimes velvety and sometimes silky and yet rustic, when the situation required, is his humbleness, sharaafat and purity of intentions.

During the last one and half year many things have changed in this world. At the peak of these changes, someone thought to make a video of the deserted places of a historical / romantic city of Venice. Its streets canals boats, by-lanes and loggias totally bereft of humans, as a backdrop to Rafi Sahab’s rendition of the final stanza of this iconic song, recorded in a live show. I have seen other live show renditions of the same song, where Rafi Sahab is giving this same unbelievably fantastic performance. The clip was widely shared on whatsapp, where I first saw it. The video is available on youtube, with the title “Mahal udaas aur galiyaan sooni”.

Live show cilps are given below:
Mahal udaas aur galiyaan sooni – live singing
Full song “O duniya ke rakhwaale” live

Both the above renditions and the recording in the doordarshan show, make it clear that, this was definitely a song, which was a regular in the riyaaz list of Rafi sahab. To sing it so consistently with the same dedication and voice for 3 decades is a miracle and yet not a miracle. Also, in the stage shows he is singing this ‘raag darbari’ bhajan maintaining the higher octave through-out, and playing the harmonium at the same time. The special prolonged aria of the last stanza was not part of original film song, but it was made so especially for the live shows on stage. It was the discipline and simplicity, which makes such great artists immortal.

I am giving here a list of some of the iconic songs rendered by Rafi sahab which I find unforgettable.
1. Basti basti parbat parbat gaata jaaye banjara
2. Yeh zindagi ke mele duniya mein kam na honge
3. Ramaiyya wasta waiyya
4. Watan ki raah mein watan ke naujawan shaheed hon
5. Raahi manwa dukh ki chinta kyun sataati hai
6. Zindabaad zindabaad ae muhobbat zindabaad
7. Woh jab yaad aaye bahot yaad aaye
8. Kar chale ham fidaa jaan-o-tan saathiyo
9. Tum jo mil gaye ho to yeh lagtaa hai
10. Na to kaarvaan ki talaash hai
11. Dil ke jharoke mein tujh ko bitthaa kar
12. Nain lad jaiyi hain to manwaa maan kasak hoibe kari
13. Tere mere sapne ab ek rang hain
14. Saathhi na koyi manzil
15. Apni to har aah ek toofan hai
16. Tu ne mera yaad na milaaya
17. Yehan badla wafaa ka bewafaai ke siwa kya hai
18. Tu ganga ki mauj main jamuna ka dhara
19. O duniya ke rakhwale
20. Tu kahan yeh bataa iss nasheeli raat mein
21. Aap ne yaad dilaaya to mujhe yaad aaya
22. Man re tu kaahe na dheer dhare
23. Din dhal jaaye haay raat na jaaye
24. Raha gardishon mein har dam mere ishq ka
25. Baar baar dekho hazaar baar dekho
26. Jiya ho jiya ho jiya kuchh bol do
27. Sar jo teraa chakraaye ya dil dooba jaaye
28. Jinhen naaz hai hind par wo kahaan hain
29. Bichhde sabhi baari baari
30. Chaudhvin ka chaan ho ya aaftaab ho
31. Zindagi bhar nahin bhoolegi wo barsaar ki raat
32. Heuy hain tum pe aashiq ham bhala maano buraa maano
33. Teri zulfon se judaayi to nahin maangi thhi
34. Apni to har aah ek toofan hai
35. Dil ki aawaaz bhi sun mere fasaane pe na jaa
36. Ehsaan tera hogaa mujh par dil chahta hai woh
37. Tum mujhe yoon bhulaa na paaoge
38. Aanchal mein sajaa lenaa kaliyaan zulfon mein sitaare bhar lenaa
39. Taarif karun kya uss ki jis ne tujhe banaaya
40. Nafrat ki duniyaa ko chhod ke pyaar ki duniya mein
41. Kya huaa teraa wadaa woh qasam woh iraada
42. Dar-e-dil dard-e-jigar dil mein jagaaya aap ne
43. Sukh ke sab saathhi dukh mein na koyi
44. Bichhde sabhi baari baari
45. Hai agar dushman dushman zamaana gham nahin
46. Chura liya hai tum ne jo dil ko
47. O haseena zulfon waali jaan-e-jahan
48. Kahaaniyan sunaati hai pawan aati jaati
49. Mera man teraa pyaasa mera man teraa
50. Badi door se aaye hain pyar ka tohfa laaye hain
51. Teri bindiya re aaye haaye teri bindiyaa re
52. Bahaaron phool barsaao mera mehboob aaya hai
53. Jo waada kiyaa wo nibhaana padegaa
54. Aap ke pehloo mein aa kar ro diye
55. Chalo dildaar chalo chaand ke paar chalo
56. Baabul ki duaaen leti jaa jaa tujh ko sukhi sansaar mile
57. Ye des hai veer jawaanon ka albelon ka mastaaon ka
58. Maan mera ehsaan ari naadaan ke main ne tujh se kiya hai pyaar
59. Deewaane hain deewanon ko na dar chahiye
60. Chaahunga main tujhe saanjh savere
61. Koyi jab raah na paaye mere sang aaye
62. Mere dost qissa yeh kya hogayaa
63. Suhaani raat dhal chuki
64. Huye ham jin ke liye barbaad woh ham ko chaahe karenna yaad
65. Meri kahaani bhoolne waale tera jahan aabaad rahe
66. Ek dil ke tukde hazaar huey koyi yehan gira koyi wahan gira
67. Apni aazaadi ko ham hargiz mitaa sakte nahin
68. Sarfroshi ki tamanna ab hamaare dil mein hai
69. Ho ke majboor mujhe uss ne bhulaaya hogaa
70. Rut hai milan ki saathhi mere aa re
71. Tum bin jaaun kahaan ke duniya mein aa ke
72. Patthar ke sanam tujhe ham ne muhobbat ka khudaa jaana
73. Tere bina soone sayan hamaare
74. Chale thhe saathh mil ke chalenge saathh mil ke
75. Aawaaz de ke hamen tum bulaao
76. Aisa mauqa phir kahan milegaa hamaare jaisa dil kahan milegaa
77. Banda parwar thaam lo jigar ban ke pyaar phir aaya hoon
78. Hai duniyaa ussi ki zamaana ussi ka mohobbat mein jo ho gaya ho kisi ka
79. Chhupne waale saamne aa chhup chhup ke mera jee na jalaa
80. Mere mehboob tujhe meri muhobbat ki qasam
81. Khoya khoya chaand khula aasmaan
82. Main zindagi ka saath nibhaata chala gayaa
83. Zara saamne to aao chhaliye chhup chhup chhalne mein kya
84. Kaali ghataa chhaayi prem rut aaye aayi aayi aayi aayi teri yaad aayi
85. Tasveer teri dil mein jis din se utaari hai
86. Chhup gaye saare nazaare oye kya baat ho gayi
87. Jo unn ki tamanna hai barbaad ho jaa
88. Tu hindu banegaa na musalmaan banegaa
89. Ek thha gul aur ek thhi bulbul
90. Dil mein chhupa ke pyar ka toofan le chale
91. Aaj mausam badaa beimaan hai badaa
92. Muhobbat kar ko jee bhar lo aji kis ne roka hai
93. Sun sun sun sun zaalimaa pyar ham ko tum se hogayaa
94. Insaaf ka mandir hai yeh bhagwaan ka ghar hai
95. Rim zhim ke geet saawan gaaye haaye bheegi bheegi raaton mein
96. Dil jo na keh sakaa wohi raaz-e-dil kehne ki raat aayi
97. Ae ji dil par huaa aisa jadoo tabiyat machal machal gayi
98. Udhar tum haseen ho idhar dil jawaan hai
99. Kahaan jaa raha hai tu ae jaane waale
100. Jab bhi yeh dil udaas hota hai jaane kaun aas paas hotaa hai
101. O door ke musaafir ham ko bhi saathh le le re
102. Duniya na bhaaye mohe ab to bulaa le charonon mein
103. Ae dil hai mushkil jeena yehaan zara hat ke zara bach ke yeh hai bambai meri jaan

I have missed scores of my personal favourites in the above list. For example, I have mentioned very few duets and few group songs.

The song I am presenting on this memorial day is from the 1946 film Sona Chandi. Tufail Faarooqui is the music director and Wali Sahab. This is a duet with Shamshad Begum having some conversation and the words in English “I am sorry”. This reminds me of an “once upon a time” famous quote; Angez chale gaye, yeh sorry aur thank you chhod gaye. Quite contrary to this saying, I found on my visit to UK, that the British never left it here, they gifted the etiquette’s (a legacy) to us and continued to make them their ‘takiya kalaam’.

It is true, the denizens of the old blighty are so polite that these words keep falling from their lips, what ever is the situation or occasion. They have kept quite and listened to Shashi Tharoor making those demands. I have every hope that the apology is a given. It’s taking its time, but it should be on the way. More on this topic in another post, as here we have a birthday event to celebrate.

This is short and sweet duet song with the nok-jhonk, which became more prevalent in the 60’s songs. But this is a 40’s song, making clear, the potential of a powerful voice which was to become a backbone of future playback singing.

My list of iconic Rafi songs is incomplete, so the readers and commentators can help me complete the list.


Song-Baithhe hain tere dar pe (Sona Chaandi)(1946) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Wali Sahab, MD-Tufail Farooqui
Both

Lyrics

Baithhe hain
tere dar pe
kuchh kar ke uthhenge ae
police uthhaayegi yaa ham
mar ke uthhenge
ya ham
mar ke uthhenge
ya ham
mar ke uthhenge

(knock knock)
Kya hai
Zara didi ko bulaao
Achchha
!

Didi
Woh majnu aaye hain

Arey keh do ham ghar pe nahin hain
Achchha…

Wo kehte hain
ham ghar pe nahin hain

Achchha, yeh baat hai.
Haan haan, yahi baat hai

Teri deewaar pe
Teri deewaar pe
Hasrat ki nazar karte hain
Teri deewaar pe
Hasrat ki nazar karte hain
Khush raho ehl-e-watan
Ham to safar karte hain
Khush raho ehl-e-watan
Ham to safar karte hain

Tumhen kya ho gaya kya pyaare
Tumhen kya ho gaya kya pyaare

Dil ki raftaar balaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
Dil ki raftaar balaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
baithhe bithhlaaye ye kya ho gayaa
I am sorry
baithhe bithhlaaye ye kya ho gayaa
I am sorry

Ee ee ee
Main ne to
Aankh machauli hi kari
Thhee eee lekin
Khwaa-ma-khwaa mujh pe fidaa ho gayaa

I am sorry
Khwaa-ma-khwaa mujh pe fidaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
Khwaa-ma-khwaa mujh pe fidaa hogayaa
I am sorry

Haa aaaan
Teri nazron ne kiyaa
Mujh pe yoon kaalaa
haa…aan jaadoo oo
Aadmi se tu gadhaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
Aadmi se tu gadhaa ho gayaa
I am sorry
Aadmi se tu gadhaa ho gayaa
I am sorry

Tere chehre pe
?? huaa jaata hai
Tere chehre pe
?? huaa jaata hai

Jaise ke ghat ke diya
Jaise ke ghat ke diya
ho gaya
I am sorry
Jaise ke ghat ke diya ho gaya
I am sorry eee eeee


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Blog Day :

4884 Post No. : 16680

“Waaman Avtaar” (1955) was directed by Raman B Desai for Bombay Films production, Bombay. The movie had Trilok Kapoor, Nirupa Roy, Bipin Gupta, Sapru, Roop Kumar, Yashodhara Katju, Jankidas , Jagdeesh Kanwal, Babu Raje, Gadadhar Sharma, Bheem, Rooplaxmi,Mayadas, Kanchan Mala, Heera Sawant,Roopmati etc in it.

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

Here is the sixth song from “Waaman Avtaar” (1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

The song is picturised as a dance song on a female dancer whom I am unable to identify. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify.


Laga kaun sa nasha jee nas nas mein nahin (Waaman Avtaar)(1955) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

laga kaun sa nasha ji nas nas mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin
laga kaun sa nasha ji nas nas mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin

maine dekha hi nahin kab savera ho gaya
maine dekha hi nahin kab savera ho gaya
mere kaanon ne suna koi mera ho gaya
haaye mera ho gaya
hua aaj jo solah baras mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin
laga kaun sa nasha ji nas nas mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin

ho o o o
o o o
mila chaand mujhe sitaaron ke peechhe kyun padoon
mila chand mujhe sitaro ke peechhe kyun padoon
laga ek se dil hazaaron ke peechhen kyu padu
tum lakho me ek panch dus mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin
laga kaun sa nasha ji nas nas mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin

chalo chaandni mein
chalo chaandni mein
hum aankh michauli khelenge
aankhon se man mein utre
ghar se jaane na denge
ghar se jaane na denge
hogi baat kaunsi aapas mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin
laga kaun sa nasha ji nas nas mein nahin
aji aaj mera man mere bas mein nahin


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