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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 :

5309 Post No. : 17402

Today’s song is from a film Pahela Pyaar-1947, which has a halo of speculation and is shrouded in mystery.

This film was made under the banner of Sagar Movietone. Sagar Movietone was started as a film making company in 1931 by Chimanlal Desai and Dr. Ambalal Patel. Both of them had their Distribution and Exhibition business in Bangalore. Dr. Patel left Sagar Movietone and returned to his original business of Distribution. (He started his company Sudama Productions and made 3 Hindi films in 1940 and 1941). Desai continued with Sagar till 1940, making 52 Hindi talkie films, 4 Gujarati, 5 Tamil, 3 Telugu and 1 each Punjabi and Bangla films.

He then Closed Sagar and joined National studios with Fazalbhoy and Tatas to make films. After only 3 films, Desai left and established his own Amar pictures. (National studios made 16 films before closing down.)After making 6 films in Amar pictures, Chimanlal made Pahela Pyar-1947 again under Sagar Movietone’s banner and also later made a Gujarati film Kariyawar-1948 too for Sagar movietone. After this Chimanlal Desai went back to his original business of Distribution and Exhibition.

The moot question is why and how after closing down Sagar movietone in 1940, 2 films were made under this banner again ? We could not find any answer for this mystery. I personally spoke to Shri Biren Kothari ji, author of the excellent research book ” Sagar Movietone”, but he could not get any answer to this question either from the surviving members of Chimanlal Desai family or any contemporary documents. So, one more riddle added to the list of unsolved mysteries of Hindi film history !

The film was directed by A.P.Kapoor, a veteran from the early cinema. A.P. aka Anand Prasad Kapoor was a well known director of early cinema. He had directed 14 silent films before trying his hand at a Talkie film. He was born in 1892 at benares. After matriculation, he came to Bombay and joined the film industry doing odd jobs. His first silent film as a director was Fairy of the Flute-1927 made by Sharda Film Co. His first talkie film as a director was Radhesham-1932, jointly directed by R.L.Shorey. This was a film made in Lahore.

He directed 18 talkie films. He also acted in 2 films. He wrote 32 songs in 3 films as a Lyricist. He also sang 6 songs in 5 films. His last film as a director was Chor-1950. At this stage he realised that his old style was no more acceptable with the new set up. So he retired. A.P.Kapoor died on 16-9-1966 at Bombay.

The Music Director of this film was Premnath (not the famous actor. He was different). The cast of the film was Vaqnmala, Agha jan,Sulochana Chatterjee, David,K.N.Singh, Bibbo etc. This was the last film for Bibbo in india. She migrated to pakistan. This was also the film for Agha as a hero. After this he started doing character roles and as a Comedian. For even Vanmala, this was her last film as a heroine.

Agha (21-3-1914 to 30-4-1992) was of Persian descent.He was born in Poona. He was known for comic roles and modeled himself on Bob Hope’s style of acting. He appeared in 328 Hindi films in his career between 1935 and 1986. His son, Jalal Agha, also became an actor, most known for the song, Mehbooba Mehbooba from the film Sholay-75.

Agha confessed that he went to school for just three days, “that was as long as I could stand it”. He spent time “mooching” around Poona Race course, as he wanted to become a jockey and loved horses. Later in life Agha owned 2 Race Horses and was seen on Bombay and Poona Racecourses very often.

Agha came to Bombay and joined his neighbourhood drama group. His interest in acting took him to films where in 1933 he started as a production manager in Kanwal Movietone.

Agha’s first film was Kanwal Movietone’s Stree Dharma also called Painted Sin (1935) starring Mehtab and Nazir. However, his films Karwan-e-Husn (1935), Wadia’sRangila Mazdoor (1938), and Anuradha (1940) helped him gain recognition as a comic actor. He acted in Kikubhai Desai’s (Manmohan Desai’s father) Circus Ki Sundari (1941) which was popular and this helped in getting lead roles in films like Muqabala (1942), Laheri Cameraman (1944) and Taxi Driver (1944). His most active years were from the 1930s to 1960s.

Agha even sang 6 songs in 5 films, namely Stree Dharma-35, Toofan Express-38, Muqabala-42, Piya ghar aaja-47 and Meri Asha-50. He was the Hero in Bombay Talkies film Jwar Bhata-44, in which Dilip Kumar made a debut. Dilip was the secondary Hero. This fact Agha used to always tell. Later on ofcourse the picture reversed and Agha became a tailpiece to Dilip in his films. He had acted in 328 films in all.

Agha had 3 daughters and one son-Jalal Agha. His wife’s name was Masuma.

Agha died on 30 April 1992 of a heart attack in Pune, Maharashtra, India. He was 78 years old. He was survived by three daughters and one son, Jalal Agha. Jalal Agha died on 5 March 1995, in New Delhi, also of a heart attack. Agha was only once nominated for Filmfare Best supporting actor’s award for Ghunghat-60.

One funny thing about today’s song is that there is another song from the film ” Captain India”-1960, having the same mukhada, word by word, but the lyrics, Lyricist and the singer are different. Today’s song is sung by Shamshad Begum and is written by Balam Pardesi.


Song- Chhoone na doongi shareer balam jee (Pahela Pyaar)(1947) Singer- Shamshad begum, Lyricist- Balam Pardesi, MD- Premnath

Lyrics

Chhoone na doongi
Chhoone na doongi shareer balam jee
haan haan balam jee
najariyon se jee bhar doongi
Chhoone na doongi
Chhoone na doongi shareer balam jee
haan haan balam jee
najariyon se jee bhar doongi
Chhoone na doongi

nanad gayi bajariya
saas mandirwa
saas mandirwa
mohe balam chhede
kya karoon haay daiyya
mohe balam chhede
kya karoon haay daiyya
?? akeli mohe
jaan akeli sainyya
jaan akeli sainyya
? akeli mohe
jaan akeli sainyya
manmaani tori chalne na doongi
sainyya
chalne na doongi sainyya
ho
najariyon se jee bhar doongi
Chhoone na doongi
Chhoone na doongi shareer balam jee
haan haan balam jee
najariyon se jee bhar doongi
Chhoone na doongi

door hato jee dekho baat badhaao na
door hato jee dekho baat badhaao na
paas na aao more
jaao jee
jaao na
paas na aao more
jaao jee
jaao na
pyaar karoge to main
shor karoongi haan
pyaar karoge to main
shor karoongi haan
dil ki baataan
dhone na doongi sainyya
dhone na doongi sainyya
ho najariyon se jee bhar doongi
Chhoone na doongi
Chhoone na doongi shareer balam jee
haan haan balam jee
najariyon se jee bhar doongi
Chhoone na doongi
Chhoone na doongi shareer balam jee
haan haan balam jee
najariyon se jee bhar doongi
Chhoone na doongi


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Blog Day :

5306 Post No. : 17387

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2013-2023) – Song No. 12
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On this date ten years back viz on 27 January 2013, four songs from four different movies were covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
7411 Bhagwaan do ghadi zara insaan ban ke dekh Bahaar (1951) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now
7412 Aagaaz chala anjaam chala Raseeli(1946) 5 songs covered out of 10 by now
7413 Lo chhip gaya chaand Ham Panchhi Ek Daal Ke (1957) 4 songs covered out of 10 by now
7414 Qismat ke khel dekho dekho mere babu Chham Chhama Chham(1952) 9 songs covered out of 11 by now

We can observe that one movie (out of four movies) whose songs were covered in the blog on this day ten years ago has since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with three movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (27 January 2023).

“Rasilee”(1946) is the oldest movie among the three BTYC eligible movies. This movie was directed by Hanuman Prasad for Jai Bharat Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Radharani, Sushil Kumar, Kanhaiya lal, Ramesh Gupta, Anant Prabhu, Ranibala, Meghmala, Shanti devi, Ramlal, Shaamlal etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Rasilee”(1946) in the blog. Only audio of the song is available. The audio quality is very poor. It is difficult to make out several words. Even the voice of the singer is not regognisable. But going by the HFGK entry, this song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Gafil Harnalvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hanuman Prasad.

I request our readers with keener ears to help provide correct words in the lyrics wherever applicable.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Kitne bedard hain bedard zamaane waale (Raseeli)(1946) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Gafil Harnalvi, MD-Hauman Prasad

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

kitney ae ae bedard hain ae
kitney ae ae bedard hain ae
bedard zamaaney ae waaley
bedard zamaaney ae waale ae
meree anjaan see
duniyaa ko mitaaney waaley
duniyaa ko mitaaney waaley ae

pyaar karney ae ki sazaa aa
unse jawaanee mein milee ee
unse jawaanee ee mein milee
we jo bachpan mein
we jo bachpan mein
mere ae naaz uthhaaney waaley
mere naaz utthaane waaley

hai ye insaaf
muhabbat ki sazaa aaa
itni sazaa aaa
itni sazaa aa
mere ae ?? ko jaayein
mere ae dil ko mitaaaney waaley
mere dil ko mitaaney waale

dekho mat tootey huye ae
dil ka tamaashaa aa zaalim
dil kaa tamaashaa aa aa zaalim
dekho mat tootey huye ae
dil ka tamaashaa zaalim
dil kaa tamaashaa aa zaalim
wo jigar chaakh hai
yaadon ko jalaaney aey ae ae waaley ae


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Blog Day :

5303 Post No. : 17376

“Chehra”(1946) was an obscure movie. Very little information is available on this movie. Our inhouse encyclopeadia, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, while discussing a song from this movie, had shared some rare information about this movie.

According to those details, T”Chehra”(1946) was directed by Rajendra Sharma for Upright pictures, Bombay. The movie had Najma, Kamal Jamindar, Suraiya Zulfi, Mustafa, Jugal Kishore, Kneez, Baby Anwari, Baldev Raj etc. All these actors were small time actors. The Suraiyya Zulfi in this movie was different from the famous Suraiyya.

This movie, which was released in 1947, flopped badly. The movie had nine songs and these songs ended up being forgotten. Even HFGK could not get much details about the songs of the movie. Singers of most of the songs were unknown according to HFGK. Gradually, the songs of this movie have become available online. This blog already contains four songs out of nine.

Here is the fifth song from “Chehra”(1946). HFGK is silent about the singer. Listening to the song , it is clear that it is sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. I C Kapoor is the lyricist. Music is composed by M A Mukhtaar.

The lyrics are quite raunchy to listen to. Those days, songs with this kind of lyrics sometimes faced the ire of the censores. Apparently, this song had no such problem, seeing that this as well as other songs of this movie were hardly played on radio or loudspeakers so few people were even aware of these songs.

Only audio of the song is available. So it is difficult to guess how and on whom this song was picturised.


Song-Haath gore gore gulaabi rang waale (Chehra)(1946) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-I C Kapoor, MD-M A Mukhtar

Lyrics

Haath gore gore gulaabi rang waale
karen ishaare kahen aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
haan jee
gore gore gulaabi rang waale
karen ishaare kahen aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee

angiya ke palle more khul khul jaayen
patli kamar bal khaaye khaaye jaaye
angiya ke palle more khul khul jaayen
patli kamar bal khaaye khaaye jaaye
o mora ubhra jobanwa tumko bulaaye
mere dil pe
mere dil pe raaja jee dekho nikle hai haaye
nikle hai haaye
suno jee
aur kuchh suno jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee

meri zulfen hain kaali
mere gaalon pe laali
maine haathhon pe menhndi lagaai re
meri zulfen hain kaali
mere gaalon pe laali
maine haathhon pe menhndi lagaai re
o mora bhola sa man
gora gora badan
ye jawaani
haaye jawaani ki duniya basaai re
basaai re
?? looto jee dil ko lutaao jee
dil ko lutaao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
haath gore gore gulaabi rang waale
karen ishaare kahen aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee
aao jee
meri oonchi atariya pe aao jee


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

5299 Post No. : 17354

#the Decade of Fifties – 1951 – 1960 #
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Three movies which were based on ‘Dhruv Kumar’ or ‘Bhakta Dhruv are already introduced in the blog in the past. . They are ‘Bhakta Dhruv-1947’, ‘Bhakta Dhruv-1957’ and ‘Bhakta Dhruv Kumar-1964’.

There are two more titles on ‘Dhruv Kumar’ one from the ‘thirties’ and one from the ‘seventies’. I guess that the songs for the movie from the ‘thirties’ are not available. And the movie from the ‘seventies’ can be expected to find representation on the blog in future.

Today, for this presentation we will have a song from the ‘1957’ movie ‘Bhakta Dhruv’.

“Bhakta Dhruva-1957” was directed by Gunjaal for ‘Ashok Pictures’. It was produced by R.L. Arora.

It had Sulochana, Shahu Modak, Jeevan, Vinod Kumar, Bimla, Sundar, Gulaab, Shammi, Ramesh Kapoor, Amar, Kesho and others. Mala Sinha, Trilok Kapoor, Anant Kumar, Badri Prasad, Ramesh Sinha and Kanchanmala had guest appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 18.10.1957.

“Bhakta Dhruv-1957” has seven songs as per details given below. All the songs of this movie were written by Pt. Madhur.
Music was composed by Basant Prakash and Avinash Vyas.

Here is the list of songs in this movie :-

SNo Song Title Composer Singer/s
01 Duniya teri tu duniya ka … Avinash Vyas Geeta Dutt, Manna Dey, chorus
02 Pihu … papeehara bol rahaa Avinash Vyas Shamshad Begum, chorus
03 Tu saagar main lahar hoon Basant Prakash Asha Bhonsle
04 Mera laal bane mahipal Basant Prakash Asha Bhonsle
05 Bhagwaan meri naav lagaa de Basant Prakash Asha Bhonsle
06 Kaali kamli odhh ke aaye Avinash Vyas Geeta Dutt
07 O udte panchhi aa re Basant Prakash Asha Bhonsle

One song from the above viz‘kaali kamli odhh ke aaye’ has been posted on the blog on 12.06.2011.

Today’s song is the second song from this movie to be posted on the blog. It is sung by Shamshad Begum. Lyrics are by Pt. Madhur and music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

Only the audio of this song is available.

Let us now listen to the song …


Song-Pihu pihu pihu pihu pihu papeehara bol raha hai (Bhakt Dhruv)(1957) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Pt Madhur, MD-Avinash Vyas
chorus

Lyrics

pihu pihu pihu pihu
pihu
papeehara
pihu pihu pihu pihu
pihu
papeehara bol rahaa hai
pi pi
doley doley doley doley
doley re
doley

dol rahaa mera jee ee
bole re papeehara pi pi

hook bani har saans saans mein
kook koyaliya ki ee
dol rahaa mera jee
pihu pihu pihu pihu
pihu
papeehara bol rahaa hai
pi pi
doley doley doley doley
doley re
doley

dol rahaa mera jee ee
bole re papeehara pi pi

baras solvaan kyun naya aaya
apne huye begaane
gaya hai bachpan
aayi jawaani ee
gaya hai bachpan
aayi jawaani
ab mujhko bahkaane
ye rang nayaa
ang ang nayaa
har dhhang nayaa sakhi ree
sharmaayi ankhiyaan bhi ee ee
dol rahaa mera jee
pihu pihu pihu pihu
pihu
papeehara bol rahaa hai
pi pi
doley doley doley doley
doley re
doley

dol rahaa mera jee ee
bole re papeehara pi pi

(dha tin taa
Ta tik tik
dha tin ta
ta tit tit
takit takit
takit takit dha
ta tha
thai
takit tha
takit dha )

o o o o o
o o o o
ek saans mein saawan mere
ek saans mein phaagun ri ee ee ee
dhhoondhh rahi hai meri najariyaa
miley koyi manbhaawan ri ee ee ee
miley koyi manbhaawan ri
hai raat nayi
har baat nayi
barsaat nayi sakhi ri
rut aayi rimjhim ki ee ee ee
dol rahaa mera jee
pihu pihu pihu pihu
pihu
papeehara bol rahaa hai
pi pidoley doley doley doley
doley re
doley

dol rahaa mera jee ee
bole re papeehara pi pi


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Blog Day :

5279 Post No. : 17296

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 141
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On this date ten years back viz on 31 December 2012, seven songs from seven movies were covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
7294 Jhulna jhulaave Nandlala Narsi Bhagat (1940) 3 songs covered out of 15 by now
7295 Dekho dekho sajan tum na aana Meri Kahaani (1948) 4 songs covered out of 10 by now
7296 Baaje waala Patiyaale waala Basant (1960) 12 songs covered out of 14 by now
7297 Chhainyaa re chhainya re taaron ki chhainyaa The Train(1970) Movie YIPPEED by now
7298 Dil agar hai paas to huzoor zara laaiye Shree Naqad Narayan(1955) 5 songs covered out of 11 by now
7299 Dil ko na mere tadpaao Badtameez (1966) Movie YIPPEED in the blog with this song
7300 Mohabbat ka haath jawaani ka palla Howrah Bridge(1958) Movie YIPPEED by now

We notice that three movies (out of seven) whose songs were discussed ten years ago on this date (viz on 31 decemberb2012) have since been YIPPEED. One of them in fact was YIPPEED on that date.

That leaves us with four movies that are eligible for blog Ten Year Challenge today. One movie was earlier taken up under Blog Ten Year Challenge. Another movie eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today is “Shri Nagad Narayan”(1955).

This movie was a comedy movie. It was produced by Suraj Narayan Kanav and directed by I S Johar for Kamdhenu Films, Bombay. The movie had Meena(Shorey) , Motilal, Majnu, Badri Prasad, Om Prakash, Murad, Shireen, Baby Naaz, Leela Mishra etc in it.

“Shri Nagad Narayan”(1955) had 11 songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vinod.

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

Some words in the lyrics do not make sense. I request our knowledgeable readers to suggest corrections, in any in the lyrics of this song that sounds like a comedy song.

audio link:

Song-Hum to aaya hain tere deedaar ke liye (Shri Nagad Narayan)(1955) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Vinod
Chorus + Shamshad Begam
Male Chorus
Male chorus + Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

O aayaa hai ae ae
hum to aayaa hai
tere deedar ke liye
okhhoo jaan bhee dey degaa
tere pyaar ke liye
chakey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa aa
chakey gulfam ke vaavvaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa aa

aankh milaa ke zaraa tu
dil ki baat jaan ley ae
o o o wayyee wayyi..ee
sachchaa teraa pyaar hai to
tu hamein pehchaan ley ae
o o o wayyee wayyi
tu hamein pehchaan ley
tu hamein pehchaan ley
kaafi hai ishaara samajhdaar ke liye
okho jaan bhee dey degaa
tere pyaar ke liye
chakey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa
chakey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa aa aa aa

aapko gharoor thhaa
kareeb khaa gayee nazar
oo oo o wayyee wayyi
dekhiye zaraa idhar
magar jigar ko thhaam kar
o o o o wayyee wayyi
haan jigar ko thhaam kar
hho jigar ko thhaam kar
ladki ek ladkaa banee pyaar ke liye
oohho jaan bhee de degaa
tere pyaar ke liye
chakey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa aa
chakey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam
ke vavvaa aa aaaa

deejiye muaaf
ab hazoor mere bhool ko
o o wayyee wayyi
leejiye bulbul chalee hai
saath leke phool ko
o o o wayyee wayyi
saath leke phool ko
saath leke phool ko
phool to banaa hai
gulzaar ke liye
oho jaan bhee de degaa
tere pyaar ke liye
chakey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa
chakey gulfam ke vaavvaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa aa aaaa

oh aayaa hai ae aey ae
hum to aayaa hai
tere deedaar ke liye
ohho jaan bhee dey degaa
tere pyaar ke liye
chakkey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa
chakey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam
ke vavvaa aa aaaa
chakey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa
chakey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa
chakey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa
chakey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa aa aaa
chakey gulfam ke vaavaa wayyi
chakey gulfam ke vavvaa aa


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Blog Day :

5263 Post No. : 17269

“Toofaan”(1954) was produced by D S Bhatia and directed by Ram Prakash for Starlight Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Munawwar Sultana, Sajjan, Amarnath, VijayaLakshmi, Prothima Devi, Niranjan Sharma, Pran etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Five songs are covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Toofaan”(1954) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Shamshad egam. Wahid Qureshy is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Batish.

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

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

Audio link:

Song-Dar ke mohabbat karna jag ki aankhon se darna (Toofaan)(1954) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Wahid Qureshy, MD-S D Batish

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

dar ke mohabbat karnaa aa
jag ki aankhon se darnaa aa
tak tak ke aahein bharnaa
aahein ye dastoor naheen
pyaar ka kasoor naheen ee ee

ashqon se daaman bharnaa aa
taaron se baatein karnaa aan
tak tak ke aahein bharnaa
aahein ye dastoor naheen
pyaar ka qusoor naheen
dar ke mohabbat karnaa jee ee eee

ho gayaa zamaanaa dushman..n n
tere mere pyaar kaa aaa aa
chhootey na daaman dekho o
kaul-o-qaraar kaa
ho o
kaul-o-qaraar kaa
ho gayaa zamaanaa dushman..nn
tere mere pyaar kaa aaa
chhootey na daaman dekho o
kaul-o-qaraar kaa
ho o
kaul-o-qaraar kaa

kaanton ki raah par chalnaa aa
paaon na dar ke dharnaa
tak tak ke aahein bharnaa
aahein ye dastoor naheen
pyaar ka qusoor naheen
dar ke mohabbat karnaa jee ee eee

saamney nazar ke rehke ae
nazron se door kyun ho o o
itney begaaney mujhse ae
mere huzoor kyun ho o
mere huzoor kyun ho
raaton ko aahein bharnaa aa
birhaa ki aag mein jalnaa aa
tak tak ke aahein bharnaa
aahein ye dastoor naheen
pyaar ka qusoor naheen
dar ke mohabbat karnaa jee ee eee


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Today’s song is from the film Rasilee-1946.

In India, the Talkie film was born in 1931. Next 19 years were the Film Industry’s Teen years when it was shedding its limitations, trying new ways, learning the right things, expanding rapidly, making films considering the likes of the audience and achieving a status of a lovable, attractive and one of the most wanted industries to work for. The film industry entered its Adulthood in the early 50’s when the ” Golden Age of Music” enchanted the people of the world.

Every and each year from the 1931 to 1950, the Hindi films had some major events, some experiments, some innovations and some Milestones. 1946 was an year which too had its share in the process of Evolution. By 1946 to 1950 old towers shook hard to crumble. The studio system almost disappeared. Film industry could now boast of people highly educated, talented and hard working. Even artistes with International experience and success like Dewan Sharar, Shakuntala Paranjpye, actor Ranjan, Balraj Sahni etc contributed to Indian films. The old horse of Calcutta-New Theatres broke down and actors, directors and Music specialists from Bengal made a Bee-Line to Bombay, thus making it the strongest ever film centre.

1946 was also an year of consolidation, in a sense that due to the imminent Partition of India on the basis of Religion, agreed upon by Gandhi-Nehru combine, made Muslim artistes and film makers plan to pack their bags and move over to the new Utopia across the border. Their vacancies were to be filled up by the waiting second line of actors, directors and MDs. The film industry was to have a complete new look within 1-2 years and the beginning was from 1946. Thus the year was very important.

The year 1946 was an year which saw many changes in the film industry. The IInd world war had just ended. Rationing and control on many items had created Black marketing. This made many people Millionaires. The extra income started getting invested in Film making. The increased cost of Raw Films made filmmaking 7 to 8 times costlier. A film which was made in about 1 Lakh rupees in 1940, needed 8 Lakhs now. Studio system was waning and artiste rates increased to Lakhs instead of thousands.

In 1945, only 74 films were made. This number increased to 153 films in 1946. Further, in 1947, the film industry produced a record number of films – 181, but of course that was due to Partition. The quality of films was sacrificed at the cost of the quantity of films made in 1946. However, some quality films were made in 1946, indicating the changing face of filmmaking.

Film Dharati ke Lal-46 was made by IPTA people and it became the first film to be exhibited in Russia. Neecha Nagar-46 won the Grand Prix award in the French Film Festival. Film Dr. Kotnis ki amar kahani-46 was dubbed in English as ‘ The journey of Dr. Kotnis’. It was shown in the USA and then in the Venice Film Festival. Two musical films- Anmol Ghadi and Shahjahan were made in 1946. The year of Rasili-1946, was indeed a remarkable year when many artistes made their debuts in Hindi films in different fields – acting, Direction, singing or composing music etc.
Just look at this list…

Nirupa Roy, Geeta Roy, Geeta Bali, K A Abbas, Ravi Shankar, Balraj and Damayanti Sahni, Meena Kapoor, P L Santoshi (as a Director), Dev Anand, Rehana, Rehman, Kamla Kotnis, Abhi Bhattacharya, Chetan and Uma Anand, Kamini Kaushal, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Meena Kumari (adult roles), Indivar, Tasneem, Baby Tabassum, actress Shashi, Nigar Sultana, Kukku(as Heroine), Kishore Kumar (as actor in Shikari), Sudhir Phadke, Ram Ganguly, S D Burman, Nissar Bazmi, Mohd. Shafi, Hansraj Behl, Chitragupta Shrivastav, Snehal Bhatkar and Vinod.

Film Rasilee-1946 was made by Jai Bharat Pictures. This social film was directed by Hanuman Prasad, who also gave music to this film. He even wrote 2 songs for this film. He had also acted in the film Aansuon ki Duniya-1936. He gave music to 19 films composing 135 songs and wrote 19 songs in 6 films. This was the only film he ever directed.

The cast of the film was Susheel Kumar, Radha Rani, Kanhaiya lal, Ramesh Gupta, Anant Prabhu etc etc. The Lyricist was Gafil Harnalvi. The singers were Shamshad Begum, Kalyani, Mukesh, Narayan Datt, Rafi and Geeta Roy. Actress Radha Rani was one of the “Same Name Confusion” pair, in which she was the Bambai wali Radha Rani- about whom I have written earlier.

The other interesting cast member was Kanhaiyalal, whose career was like ” Jate the Japan pahunch gaye Cheen”. He joined the industry to become a Lyricist, but became an Actor. As an actor also he created a lasting impression.

Pandit Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi was born on 15-12-1910 in Banares. His father was Bhairodutt and mother was Parvati Devi. He studied only upto 4th std. When he was 15 year old he was given the family Kirana shop to manage, but due to his hobby of seeing dramas, the shop had to be closed. Then he was tried on a Chakki. Here also he failed. Seeing his inclination, his father started his own Drama company called ‘ Sanatan Dharm Natak Samaj’. Kanhaiya started doing odd jobs in that company.

After father’s death, his elder brother Sankata Prasad went to Bombay and joined Sagar Film co. Kanhaiya also went to Bombay . There he wrote a drama ” 15 August ke baad” and wanted to stage it, but it was censored too much and he failed in this too.

He left for Calcutta and joined the drama company of Agha Hashr. He got a good role of ‘Tabalchi’ in it. But he left this too and went to Allahabad joining a Ramleela group where he presented one drama also. Once Chimanlal Desai of Sagar had come there. He saw Kanhaiya and called him to Bombay. He only wanted to write songs, stories and dialogues, but fate made him an actor only.

He first did an extra role in the film ” Sagar ka Sher”. He was noticed by Motilal and he took him to Mehboob. He was given a role in the film “Gramophone Singer-38″. His next big role was in the film ‘ Sadhana”-39, it was followed by Bhole Bhale-39, Ek hi Raasta-39 and Service limited-39.

In 1940, his life’s most important role of ‘Sukhilala’ was done by him in the film Aurat-1940. After 17 years, Mehboob chose only him to do the same role in the remake “Mother India-1957”.

Kanhaiyalal was known to be a “Scene Eater” by other stars. Even Dilip Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Rajesh khanna, Ashok kumar etc appreciated his dialogue delivery and acting. In his private life, Kanhaiayalal was very down to earth. Though he could easily afford it, he never bought a car and always travelled in Bus, Train or a Taxi.

He worked in 141 films and surprisingly 7 songs were picturised on him,on screen.Besides acting, Kanhaiyalal wrote dialogues, stories and songs in films. He wrote 57 songs in 8 films namely, Sadhana-39, Comrades-39, Bhole Bhale-39, Sanskar-40, Civil Marriage-40, Radhika-41, Nirdosh-41 and Kasauti-41.

His dedication for work was always appreciated. During the shooting of the film Aurat-40, the set fell on him and he was injured, but he told Mehboob,-‘ Don’t stop the shooting. Take the shots.’ After the shooting, he was given treatment.

Some of his films were Behen, Radhika, Lal haveli, Ganga jamuna, Sautela bhai, Grihasthi, Upkar, Ram aur Shyam, Teen bahuraniyan, Jeevan mrityu, Hum panch etc etc.
He gave his last film shot for film Hathkadi-82.
Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi died on 14-8-1982, when he was 72 years old. He died in Delhi, leaving behind his wife, two sons and four daughters, and hardly any property. Even the body of the celebrated artiste could not be brought to Bombay, his home.

(information drawn from Sagar Movietone by Biren Kothari, Beete kal ke sitare by Shriram Tamrakar, wiki, HFGK,muVyz and my notes, all with thanks.)

Let us now listen to this good song by Shamshad Begum, from the film Rasilee-1946.


Song-Main kheton ki raani raani re(Rasili)(1946) Singer-Shamshad Begum, Lyricist-Gafil Harnalvi, MD-Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

Main kheton ki Raani Raani re
haan main kheton ki Raani
Main kheton ki Raani
Main kheton ki Raani Raani re
haan main kheton ki Raani
Main kheton ki Raani

hare bhare ye khet hamaare
ae ae
ae ae
hare bhare ye khet hamaare
ae ae
ae ae
mujhko ye tan man se pyaare
ae ae
ae ae
murjhaayen to inko bechoon
oon oon
oon oon
murjhaayen to inko bechoon
oon oon
oon oon
khoon banaakar paani re
khoon banaakar paani re
haan haan haan haan
haan Main kheton ki Raani Raani re
haan main kheton ki Raani
Main kheton ki Raani

karen jo shokhi
tan jaati hoon
karen jo shokhi
tan jaati hoon
phool se kaanta ban jaati hoon
oon oon
oon oon
phool se kaanta ban jaati hoon
oon oon
oon oon
oon oon oon
thhar thhar kaanpen
thhar thhar kaanpen
sheesh jhukaayen
thhar thhar kaanpen
thhar thhar kaanpen
sheesh jhukaayen
chale meri manmaani re
chale meri manmaani re
haan haan haan haan
haan Main kheton ki Raani Raani re
haan main kheton ki Raani
Main kheton ki Raani
Main kheton ki Raani Raani re
haan main kheton ki Raani
Main kheton ki Raani


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“Tikdambaaz”(1959) was produced by Ram Kumar and directed by Shri Ram for Madan Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Mahipal, Nigaar, Tiwari, Sheikh,Rajan Kapoor, Ramkumar,Sheila kashmiri,Indira, Maqbool, Lillian, Mohinder,Amrit Rana, Heera Sawant, Kesari,Tiddaa, Zippi, Habib Junior, Tiger(Dog), Mushtaq(horse) etc in it.

“Tikdambaaz”(1959) had six songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Madan Mohan (lyricist), a different person from music director of the same name was the lyricist. Music was composed by B N Bali.

Only audio of the song is available. Two links are available. One link appears to be taken from movie sound track. Each link contains addition stanza not available in the other link.

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

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Audio link 1

audio link 2

Song-Dil hai deewaana bana hai parwaana (Tikdambaaz)(1959) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Madan Mohan (lyricist), MD-B N Bali

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ho dil waaley aey ae ae
hho o
dil hai deewaanaa
banaa hai parwaanaa
ho o o
jab aankh milaayee
to dil bhi milaanaa hai
hey aey ae

muhabbat mein
meri jaan hanske dey de
dil ka nazraanaa
muhabbat mein
meri jaan hanske dey de
dil ka nazraanaa
shamaa ki lau pe aake
jaan de detaa hai parwaanaa
yoon dil na jalaanaa
pyaar nibhaanaa
ho o o
jab aankh milaayee
to dil bhi milaanaa
hhey ae
dil hai deewaanaa
pyaar nibhaana
ho o o
jab aankh milaayee
to dil bhi milaanaa
hey aey ae

(Extra stanzas ):
mohabbat muskuraati hai ae
nigaahein geet gaati hain ae
mausam hai suhaanaa
hansnaa hansaanaa
ho o o
jab aankh milaayee
to dil bhi milaanaa
hey aey
dil hai deewaanaa
banaa hai parwaanaa
ho o o
jab aankh milaayee
to dil bhee milaanaa
hey aey ae

(dialogues)

mohabbat muskuraati hai ae
nigaahein geet gaati hai ae
ye dil ki dhadhkanein kyon ???
??? nagmein sunaati hain
mausam hai suhaanaa
hansnaa hansaanaa
ho o o ho
jab aankh milaayee
to dil bhi milaanaa
hey aey ae
dil hai deewaanaa
banaa hai parwaanaa
ho o o
jab aankh milaayee
to dil bhee milaanaa
hey aey ae aey ae ae ae

muhabbat aap apnaatee hai
apnaayee naheen jaati
muhabbat aap apnaatee hai
apnaayee naheen jaati
ye chingaaree
sulag uthatee
hai sulgaayee nahin jaati
ye pyaar ka zamaanaa
phir nahin aanaa
ho o o
jab aankh milaayee
to dil bhee milaanaa
hey aey ae
dil hai deewaanaa
banaa hai parwaanaa
ho o o
jab aankh milaayee
to dil bhee milaanaa
hey aey ae aey ae ae ae

mitaa dey apni duniyaa ko o
muhabbat mein aen o deewaaney ae
mitaa dey apni duniyaa ko o
muhabbat mein aen o deewaaney
zamaanaa teri ulfat kaa
kahegaa laakh afsaaney
ye pyaar ka fasaanaa
kahegaa zamaanaa
ho o o
jab aankh milaayee
to dil bhi milaanaa
hhey ae
dil hai deewaanaa
banaa hai parwaanaa
ho o o
jab aankh milaayee
to dil bhee milaanaa
hey aey


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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


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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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