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

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Missing Films of 1960s – 115
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Frankly, I never really thought I would be posting a song for this most obscure of films. The name ‘Flying Horse’, with the accompanying information conspicuous for being so frugally available, kind of put this film near the bottom of the list with the likes of ‘Flight to Assam’ and ‘Mahavat’ (both from 1961), for which the expectation for traceability is kind of low enough to be non-existent.

So consider my surprise, and excitement of course, as I get a message from our Sadanand ji, about 10-12 days ago, with a link to this song, with the details claiming it to be one of the songs of this heretofore wonderfully extinct film. I played the song, I checked out the details – it all seemed to match. The song is listed in Geet Kosh as belonging to this film. This in my opinion, would constitute one of the rarest of the rare finds.

My interest in this song was further heightened, as I read the latter part of Sadanand ji’s message. First part of that dampening effect came when I read further to find that this song, although clearly listed for this film in the Geet Kosh, well, it also appears in the listing of another film. Further inputs from Sadanand ji, and more checking through the Geet Kosh reveals that there is another film titled ‘Saalgirah’, which also includes this song. And the fact that makes this scenario more interesting, as well as intriguing is, that ‘Saalgirah’ is listed as one of the unreleased films from the 1950s. As I tried to search for more info, my efforts were directed towards finding out what would be the common set of information for the two films, so as to establish some link between the two. A little digging revealed that there is only one common link between the two films, and that is the music director. That, in my mind, would serve to be an important linkage that would explain as well as support the scenario. The song would have been earlier prepared and recorded for the film ‘Saalgirah’, but then for whatever reason, the film was shelved. The tunes created would then become intellectual property either of the producer or the music director, depend on the understanding between the two.

Come 1963, and the film ‘Flying Horse’ – the music director chooses to use at least four of the songs prepared for the earlier unreleased film ‘Saalgirah’. So this becomes one of the cases of songs meant for one movie, but used in another movie. And here is an additional piece of information that makes the scenario more interesting. The Geet Kosh listing for the unreleased film ‘Saalgirah’ shows that two gramophone records were published for the film, containing 4 of the 5 five songs listed for this unreleased film. Now this publication went on to ensure that the four songs of this film, continued to be available, although the film itself was never completed and released.

As I reviewed the Geet Kosh entries for ‘Flying Horse’, I found that no  gramophone record nos. are listed for it. Presumably then, the two records and four songs originally recorded for ‘Saalgirah’ are likely the only recordings available for these songs. And so with a little agreeable extrapolation, based on the details as contained in Geet Kosh, I am rightly announcing the uncovering of the songs of this rare and obscure film.

And so here we go. The 1963 film ‘Flying Horse’ is directed by Trimurty for the banner of Vishwakala Pictures, Bombay. The cast of actors is listed as Krishna Kumari, Samar Roy, Heera Sawant, Kesari, Ameerbai Karnataki, Shri Bhagwan, Sudha, Madhumati, Omi, Khanna, Pandit Iqbal, Master Mohan, and RS Dubey. It is interesting to note a few familiar names in this cast of actors.

There are seven songs listed for this film. Interestingly, the unreleased film ‘Saalgirah’ has only five songs listed. The common denominator is the four songs that were published on gramophone records. The common factor of the music director across the two films also has a little variation. The name of the MD for ‘Saalgirah’ is listed as H Vijay. And the name of MD for ‘Flying Horse’ is listed as Vijay Honawar. Unless this is a coincidence of a superlative order, I would surmise that the two are the same person. Moreover the wordings of the titles of the four songs match exactly. And so does partially, the name of the lyricists. In the film ‘Saalgirah’ two of the four songs are credited to Madhuraj, one song to Munshi Khanjar, and one song to VR Sharma. In the case of ‘Flying Horse’, all the four songs are credited to Madhukar. It is known fact that Madhuraj is the pseudonym used on occasion by the poet Madhukar Rajasthani. And so does match the name of the lyricist also. The unexplained part that remains is why Madhukar Rajasthani is credited with two extra songs, that have been earlier credited to other lyricists. This will need research on available material like film information booklets etc. I cannot comment on this right now.

The singer’s name is listed in the details of the earlier unreleased film ‘Saalgirah’. The singer for this song is Aashima Bannerji. The song itself is a very sad song of unfulfilled love – an expression that borders on a complete resignation to the vagaries of fate.

So, with some collation of available data, part extrapolation, and part tongue-in-cheek gumption, I present here this song which can be termed as a very rare find. Actually, the uploader of this song on YouTube has probably surmised similar conclusions, and has posted this song for the film ‘Flying Horse’. Another fact that Sadanand ji points out is important, this song was played on Radio Ceylon (now Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation 🙂 ) sometimes during 2019, albeit that announcement was for the unreleased film ‘Saalgirah’.

This series of missing films of 1960s, which has showcased 114 films already, over a span of – oh goodness – now almost five years, continues to be alive. In fact in the interim months since the previous two episodes was published in July 2019 and Jan 2020, I have received information input about the availability of songs of a few more films. That is heartening news, and the series is going to be alive for some more episodes. Watch this space for more postings in this series.

Song – Dheere Dheere Jal Re Manwa  (Flying Horse) (1963) Singer – Aashima Bannerji, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, MD – Vijay Honawar

Lyrics 

aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa

dheere dheere jal re manwa
dheere dheere jal
dheere dheere jal re manwa
dheere dheere jal
nainon mein raat dhal rahi
duniya rahi badal re manwa
dheere dheere jal

gaaun kya mann ki veentee
gaaun kya mann ki veentee
geet adhure pyaar ke
geet adhure pyaar ke
praanon mein bkali bhari
praanon mein bkali bhari
aansoo rahe nikal re manwa
dheere dheere jal re manwa
dheere dheere jal

jeevan ki shaam ho chuki
jeevan ki shaam ho chuki
aasha ki jyot bujh rahi
aasha ki jyot bujh rahi
mil na sakungi tumse main
mil na sakungi tumse main
sapne rahe machal re manwa
dheere dheere jal re manwa
dheere dheere jal
nainon mein raat dhal rahi
duniya rahi badal re manwa
dheere dheere jal

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

धीरे धीरे जल रे मनवा
धीरे धीरे जल
धीरे धीरे जल रे मनवा
धीरे धीरे जल
नैनों में रात ढल रही
दुनिया रही बदल रे मनवा
धीरे धीरे जल

गाउँ क्या मन की वीनती
गाउँ क्या मन की वीनती
गीत अधूरे प्यार के
गीत अधूरे प्यार के
प्राणों में बेकली भरी
प्राणों में बेकली भरी
आँसू रहे निकल रे मनवा
धीरे धीरे जल रे मनवा
धीरे धीरे जल

जीवन की शाम हो चुकी
जीवन की शाम हो चुकी
आशा की ज्योत बुझ रही
आशा की ज्योत बुझ रही
मिल ना सकूँगी तुमसे मैं
मिल ना सकूँगी तुमसे मैं
सपने रहे मचल रे मनवा
धीरे धीरे जल रे मनवा
धीरे धीरे जल
नैनों में रात ढल रही
दुनिया रही बदल रे मनवा
धीरे धीरे जल


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Blog Day : 3902 Post No. : 14953

“Aakaashpari” (1958) was produced by S P Srivastava and M S Geete and directed by Mohan Sinha for Delite Pictures Prrivate Limited, Bombay. The movie had Kusum Pradhan, Mahipal, Ram singh, Maruti, Kamal, Krishnkumari, Sabita Chatterji, Kanchanmala, Nargis Nandini, Bhagwan sinha, Dubey, Gaurang, Moosa, Ramlal, Chhotu etc in it.

This kalpnic (fantasy) movie had eight songs in it. HFGK mentions that these eight songs were originally meant for an earlier movie called “Dil Bahaar” aka “Lachak” and these songs were recorded during july-september 1950. The records were released under fim name “Dil Bahaar”, but this movie remained unreleased and later these eight songs were utilised in “Aakaashpari” (1958).

Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Aakaashpari” (1958) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Meena Kapoor and Sulochana Kadam. Anjum Pilibhiti is the lyricist. Music is composed by Inayat Ali.

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


Song-Kehna maan ae mehmaan abhi dil hai jawaan(Akaashpari)(1958) Singers-Meena Kapoor, Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Anjum Pilibhiti, MD-Inayat Ali

Lyrics

Kehna maan ae mehmaan
abhi
ho abhi
ho abhi
dil hai jawaan
mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
o o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka

beet na jaaye ye mausam suhaana
beet na jaaye ye mausam suhaana
laut ke aaye na phir ye zamaana
laut ke aaye na phir ye zamaana
o o o o
shama hoon main tu ban ja parwaana
shama hoon main tu ban ja parwaana
mazaa le le
ho mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
o o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka

aayi bahaar hai pehloo badal ke
aayi bahaar hai pehloo badal ke
rakhna kadam zara dekho sambhal ke
rakhna kadam zara dekho sambhal ke
ho o o
haathon se chala jaaye dil na nikal ke
haathon se chala jaaye dil na nikal ke
mazaa le le
ho mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
ho o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka
kehna maan ae mehmaan
abhi dil hai jawaan
mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
ho o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka

paayal ki baaj mein
duniya hai jhoom rahi
ho o
paayal ki baaj mein
duniya hai jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
jhoom rahi
duniya ki masti hai aankhon mein ghoom rahi
duniya ki masti hai aankhon mein ghoom rahi
ho o o
aankhon se nazar hans ke choom rahi
ho choom rahi
aankhon se nazar hans ke choom rahi
mazaa le le
ho mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
ho o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka
kehna maan ae mehmaan
abhi
ho abhi
ho abhi dil hai jawaan
mazaa le le tu paayal ki baaj ka
ho o
ghunghroo ki baaj ka


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“Chor Baazaar”(1954) was produced and directed by P N Arora for All India Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Sumitra Devi, Shammi Kapoor, Chitra, Kammo, Amar, Wazir Mohammad Khan, Shameem, Ram Avtar, Cuckoo, S M Abbas, Parasram, Munshi Munaqqa, Jagdish Kanwal, Sheetal, Om Prakash etc with Wasti, Randhir and Shashikala as guest artists.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

From the email that Khyati Behn sent me with the lyrics of this song, I reproduce the epithet she has used – “One more song to add to Lataji’s THE BEST MELODIES EVER COLLECTION.”  I heard this song, and I do agree with her.  A song par excellence, that has long been relegated to anonymity for various reasons and circumstances.
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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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

LOST AND FOUND-GEMS FROM UNRELEASED FILMS……Song No. 1
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From 1931 to 2010, a total of 11,150 Talkie films were censored. Once the film gets censored, it is free to be released. However,no one really knows how many films do not reach even the censors. I mean, films get started with very good intentions, but one can not predict whether the film will be completed, censored and released. There are several films which do not reach the theatres.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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The Many Colors of Love #23 – Defiant Love
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And so wrote the scribe

ishq baghaawat kar baithe to
duniya ka rukh mod de
aag lagaa de mehlon mein
aur takht e shaahi tod de
seena taane maut se khele
kuchh na karen fariyaad

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“Taqdeer” (1958) was a Neela Production movie. It was directed by A S Arora. The movie had Karan Dewan, S. K. Prem, Helen, Shyama, Asha Mathur, Madan Puri etc in it.
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Yesterday, I was showing off my knowledge to a couple of regulars of this blog in private by telling them that “Chor Machaaye Shor”(1974) had six songs, and five of them were very well known, but the sixth song was quite less known. Then I boasted that I was going to post this rare song in the blog today.
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I have discussed songs from “Taqdeer” (1943) as well as “Taqdeer” (1967) in this blog. It turns out that there was a movie with this title in 1950s too.
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