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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 :

5070 Post No. : 16990 Movie Count :

4603

Pancham’s Music – Eighties (1981-1990) -7 (1987)
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In today’s post we move on to Pancham’s music in 1987.

In this year ‘1987’ too we can see a decline in total number of movies where R.D. Burman had composed music, in comparison to the years 1984 and 1985 where he had composed music for 17 & 18 movies respectively.

In ‘1987’ R.D. Burman had composed music for nine movies as per details given below.

Sno Movie Title Director Lyricist Date of Censor Certificate Status on the Blog/Songs posted on the blog
1 Apne Apne Ramesh Bahl Gulshan Bawra 05.03.1987 0
2 Belagaam Naval Kishore Majrooh Sultanpuri 02.12.1987 0
3 Dacait Rahul Rawail Anand Bakshi 13.03.1987 1
4 Hifaazat Prayag Raj Anand Bakshi 14.09.1987 0
5 Ijaazat Gulzar Gulzar 31.08.1987 4
6 Inaam Dus Hazaar Jyotin Goel Majrooh Sultanpuri 18.02.1987 0
7 Itihaas V. Joshi Anand Bakshi 30.01.1987 0
8 Jaliaanwaalaa Baagh Balraj Tah Gulzar 30.01.1987 2
9 Mardonwaali Baat Brij Indeevar 31.12.1987 0

From the above table we can also see that only three movies out of nine movies where R.D. Burman had composed music are represented on the blog.

Today we introduce one more movie from ‘Pancham’s movies of ‘1987’. This movie is ‘Apne Apne’, which is alphabetically the first movie in the above table.

“Apne Apne-1987” was directed by Ramesh Behl for ‘Rose Movies’. Ramesh Behl was also the producer of this movie.

It had Jeetendra, Rekha, Karan Shah, Mandakini, with Satish Shah, Atlee Brar, Dan Dhanoa, Sushma Seth, Bina, Babli, Anjana, Ghanshyam, Chandu, Pandurang Boloor, Lata, Sheela, Leena, Mina, Tina, Rupa, Omi Chopra, Surendre, Rahi, Vasu, Iqbal, Rakesh, Reshma Aurora, Anthony, Prakash, and Kader Khan.
Hema Malini had a special appearance in this movie.

This movie was written by Aziz Qaisi. Sunder Shetty was the editor of this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 05.03.1987.

Lyrics for the songs of this movie were written by Gulshan Bawra. And music for this movie was composed by R.D. Burman. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Amit Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, R.D. Burman had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Here is the list of songs of this movie.

SNo Song Title Singer
01 Apne apne se lage hamen Lata Mangeshkar, Suresh Wadkar
02 Idhar bhi tu, udhar bhi tu Asha Bhonsle, Amit Kumar
03 Toone kiya kya jaadoo R.D. Burman
04 Teri yaad mein neend nahin aayee Asha Bhonsle, Amit Kumar
05 Jo socha bhi na tha wo honewaala hai Asha Bhonsle
06 Gyaan daan hi sabse badaa hai Lata Mangeshkar, chorus

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song appears in two parts in the movie. Tthe first part is lip-synced by Rekha. We can see Jeetendra and others (including many child artists) in the picturisation of this part.

The second part is picturised on Mandakini, with others present in the picturisation of this song. After listening to this part-2, I can guess that the video clip for part-2 is including two stanzas on different situations. The last stanza plays in the background when Rekha is about to die in this movie. And we can see Hemal Malini, Jeetendra, Mandakini, Karan Shah, Bina present there.

This composition is a wonderful composition to listen to. Lyrics are by Gulshan Bawra and music is composed by R.D. Burman.

Let us now listen to today’s song.

Part I

Part II

Song-Gyaan ka daan hi sabse bada hai (Apne Apne)(1987) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

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Part-1
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Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

Gyaan ka daan hi
Sabse badaa hai
Jise koyi naa loote ae
Gyaan ka daan hi
Sabse badaa hai
Jise koyi naa loote ae
Gyaan ka rishtaa
Sachchaa rishtaa aa
Gyaan ka rishtaa
Sachchaa rishtaa
Baaki rishtey jhoothhe ae ae ae

Jo gyaan daan de jaataa hai
wo jag mein amar kehlaataa hai
Jo gyaan daan de jaataa hai

Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa
Aa aa
Aa aa aa

Agyaani ka jeevan jaise
Deep bina aa moti ke ae
Ghar ghar mein sab
Deep jalaayein
Gyaan ki hi jyoti se
Apne liye guru vidhaataa hai
jo Jag mein amar kehlaata hai
Apne liye guru vidhaataa hai
jo Jag mein amar kehlaata hai
jo gyaan daan de jaataa hai
wo jag mein amar kehlaataa hai
jo gyaan daan de jaataa hai

sab dharmon ka paalan keeje
manavtaa kehti hai
kisi ek ki nahin ye gangaa
sab ke liye behti hai
ye jal jeevan mehkaataa hai
aur man paavan ho jaata hai
ye jal jeevan mehkaataa hai
aur man paavan ho jaata hai
jo gyaan daan de jaataa hai
wo jag mein amar kehlaataa hai
jo gyaan daan de jaataa hai

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Part-2
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Unka jeena kya jeena jo
Apne liye jiye hain
Ik dooje ke sukh dukh baante
Ik dooje ke liye hain
Jo auron ke kaam aata hai
Wo jeevan ke sukh paata hai
Jo o auron ke kaam aata hai
Wo jeevan ke sukh paata hai
Gyaan ka daan hi
Sabse badaa hai
Jise koyi naa loote ae
Gyaan ka rishtaa
Sachchaa rishtaa aa
Baaki rishtey jhoothhe ae ae ae
jo gyaan daan de jaataa hai
wo jag mein amar kehlaataa hai
jo gyaan daan de jaataa hai

maali ke jaane se gulshan
soona ho jaayegaa
lekin har bahaar ka mausam
rang naye ae laayegaa
aata hai koyi
jaata hai yoon
waqt guzartaa jaata hai
koyi aata hai koyi jaata hai
yoon
waqt guzarta jaata hai
Gyaan ka daan hi
Sabse badaa hai
Jise koyi naa loote ae
Gyaan ka rishtaa
Sachchaa rishtaa aa
Baaki rishtey jhoothhe ae ae ae
Gyaan ka daan hi
Sabse badaa hai
Jise koyi naa loote ae ae


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Blog Day :

5021 Post No. : 16929

“Fariyaad”(1964) was produced and directed by Kidar Sharma for Show People, Bombay. The movie had Ashok, Zeb Rehman aka Preeti Bala, Dilip Dutt, Mohan Choti, Achala Sachdev, Gyani, Gopal Sehgal, Bela Bose, Apsara, Malik, Maria, Tuntun, Sayeeda, Najma, Shabani, Raj Maria etc in it.

“Fariyaad”(1964) had six songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the blog so far.

Here are the details of the songs covered so far:-

Blog post number Song Singer (s)
1510 Haal e dil unko sunaanaa thaa Suman Kalyanpur
3634 Wo dekho dekh rahaa thhaa papeehaa Mahendra Kapoor, Suman Kalyanpur
5705 Aapne huzoor mujhe kya se kya bana diya Suman Kalyanpur, Rafi
5921 Tu ne teri nazar ne mujhe kaafir bana diyaa Rafi, Mubarak Begam
16260 Dilli se do behnen aayin Mahendra Kapoor, Mubarak Begam

The sixth and final song from the movie is sung by Mubarak Begam and Suman Kalyapur. Kidar Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Snehal Bhatkar.

As can be noticed from the lyrics, this song is about Chinese aggression on a totally unprepared India in 1962. It exhorts the youth of India to come forward to protect the nation.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the songs of “Fariyaad”(1964) have been covered in the blog. The movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Audio link:

Song-Bharat ke naujawaanon Bharat ke kaam aao (Fariyaad)(1964) Singers-Mubarak Begam, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Kidar Sharma, MD-Snehal Bhatkar
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Bharat ke naujawanon
Bharat ke naujawanon
Bharat ke kaam aaaao
Bharat ke kaam aaaao
Bharat ke kaam aao
jo aa ghusey hain ghar mein
jo aa ghusey hain ghar mein
maaro inhein bhagaao
maaro inhein bhagaao
Bharat ke kaam aao

Chinaa huaa kameenaa
Chinaa huaa kameenaa
bhoolaa hai sab bhalaayee

Bharat pe kee chadhaayee
Bharat pe kee chadhaayee
iss ko sabak sikhaao
iss ko o sabak sikhaao
maaro issey bhagaao
maaro issey bhagaao
Bharat ke kaam aao

jo khoon hai ragon mein
jo khoon hai ragon mein
sheron ka khoon hai woh o
sheron ka khoon hai woh
ye khoon bahaa ke veeron
ye khoon bahaa ke veeron
maataa ka rin chukaao
maataa ka rin chukaa..aao
Bharat ke kaam aao

Bhaai..ee jinhein thhe samjhey
Bhaai..ee jinhein thhe samjhey
nikley ae wohi lutere
nikley wohi lutere
apnaa paraaya kal ko
apnaa paraaya kal ko
dhokhe mein ab na aa..aao
dhokhe mein ab na aa..aao
Bharat ke kaam aao

izzat pe mar mitey tum
izzat pe mar mitey tum

jo aaj tak jiye ho
jo aaj tak jiye ho
jo aaj tak jiye ho
phir mit ke aabroo par
phir mit ke aabroo par
tum aabroo bachaao
tum aabroo bachaao
Bharat ke kaam aao
Bharat ke naujawanon
Bharat ke naujawanon
Bharat ke kaam aao
Bharat ke kaam aao
Bharat ke kaam aao


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 : 4962 Post No. : 16833 Movie Count : 4581

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 168 # Missing Films of 1972 – 15#
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Today we add the movie ‘Samaantaa’ (1972) on the blog.

‘Samaantaa’ was directed by Nitin Bose for Parijaat Films, Bombay. It had Snehlata, Dheeraj, Aashu, Brahmachari, Ranjeeta Thakur, Uma Dhawan, Murad, Sapru, BM Vyas, Shivraj, Rajan Kapoor, Gulab Mokashi, Manekraj, Preetam, Harendranath Chattopadhyay, Chandrakant, Nathalal, Annu, Pradeep, Milap, and others. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 30.12.1972.

This movie had three songs written by two songwriters – two songs by Qamar Jalaalabaadi and one song by Omkar Verma. Music for this movie was composed by Nitin-Mangesh. The list of songs in this movie is as given below (as provided in HFGK).

Sl.No.

Song Title

Singer/s

Lyricist

01

Main To Chup Hi Rahoongi Na Kahoongi, Asha Bhonsle Qamar Jalaalabaadi

02

Saathiyon, Sun Lo Zaraa Ye Daastaan, Mohd Rafi Qamar Jalaalabaadi

03

Is Duniya Mein Rehnewaale Sab Hon Ek Samaan Manna Dey Omkar Verma

Today’s song is sung by Manna Dey. It is a long song. HFGK doesn’t mention the record numbers for this movie. Given the length of the two parts, it is very likely that this long song is accommodated on two sides of a 78 rpm record, hence is it available in two parts on the YouTube. The movie itself seems to be an obscure movie of its time. I could not find the video of this song. However, the audio for both the parts is available. Lyrics for today’s song are by Omkar Verma and music is composed by Nitin-Mangesh.

Let us have a look on the list of movies of 1972 alphabetically after adding today’s movie. For brevity the list given below includes the list of movies missing on the blog and list of all movies from the last post – “Le Ke Main To Champa Chameli Babu” from the movie ‘Rut Rangeelee Aayee’, to today’s movie song-post.

Sl. No. Movie Title Director Music Director Passed by Censor Board No of Songs on the Blog No of Songs as per HFGK
1 Aakraant Girish Vaidya Jagat Singh 07.12.1972 0 No Information
17 Bachche Mere Saathi TN Babu MS Vishwanathan 17.11.1972 Songs Not Available 6
24 Bharat Darshan Khwaja Ahmed Abbas Jaidev 04.11.1972 0 No Information
45 Fighter Sheela Vijay Not Mentioned 07.10.1972 0 No Information
50 Gunfighter Johny KSR Das Aadi Narayan Rao 25.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
53 Hunterwaali KS Reddi Satyam 02.09.1972 Songs Not Available 5
54 Jaadoo Nagari Vednatham Roghaviya Aadi Narayan Rao 05.06.1972 0 No Information
65 Kavi Sammelan Kedar Sharma 18.02.1972 2 17
68 Lady James Bond KSR Das Satyam 11.07.1972 Songs Not Available 5
73 Maayaa Darpan Kumar T Shahni Bhaskar Chandavarkar 12.12.1972 0 No Information
81 Miss Chaalbaaz (Tingoo Agent 000) Ravi Rajan-Nagendra 27.11.1972 Songs Not Available 4
95 Raajdhaani Express BJ Patel L Chakravarty 04.03.1972 Songs Not Available 5
104 Rut Rangeelee Aayee MM Pushkarna Ratnadeep-Hemraj 07.10.1972 1 4
105 Saa Re Gaa Maa Paa Satyen Bose Majrooh Sultanpuri 17.05.1972 3 5
106 Samaadhi Prakash Mehra Majrooh Sultanpuri 15.12.1972 3 6
107 Samaantaa Nitin Bose Nitin Mangesh 30.12.1972 Making its debut on the blog today 3
  1. Songs for ‘Bachche Mere Saathi’, ‘Gunfighter Johnny’, ‘Hunterwaali’, ‘Lady James Bond’, ‘Miss Chaalbaaz’ (Tingoo Agent 000) and ‘Rajdhani Express’ seem to be unavailable as of now.
  2. There is no information about the songs in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) for the movies – ‘Aakraant’, ‘Bharat Darshan’, ‘Fighter Sheela’, ‘Jaadu Nagari’ and ‘Maaya Darpan’ as mentioned above.

Today’s song can be termed as a ‘social awareness song’ to promote ‘equality’ (samaantaa) amongst all in the society. As the video of this song is not available, we do not know on whom it is picturised in the movie. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie and its songs.

With this song, the movie ‘Samaantaa’ makes its debut on the blog. Let us now listen to the today’s song and welcome this movie on the blog 😊

Over to the song now. . .

Audio Part 1

Audio Part 2

Song – Is Duniya Mein Rehnewaale Sab Hon Ek Samaan (Samaanta) (1972) Singer – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Omkar Verma, MD – Nitin Mangesh
Chorus

Lyrics

[Part -1]

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm

is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan ho yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan

is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan hon yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koi dhanwaan

is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan hon yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koi dhanwaan

kyon tukde hain is dharti ke
kyon hai tera mera aa
aa aa aa aa
aao mil kar is yug mein
hum laayen naya savera aa
aa aa aa aa
mehnat karke
badhhe jo aage
mehnat karke badhhe jo aage
wo sachcha insaan
wo sachcha insaan
is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan ho yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koyi dhanwaan

ek jagah sab mil kar baithhen
ek jagah sab khaayen
oonch neech aur jaat paat ka
dil se bhed mitaayen aen
ek se hain mazdoor yahaan
aur ek se hain vidwaan
ek se hain vidwaan
is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan hon yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koyi dhanwaan

[Part -2]

nahin agar anaaj yahaan
jeene ke kayi sahaare
aa aa aa aa
kand mool phal khaa kar
apne pet ki aag bujha le
aa aa aa aa
raah teri kab tak rokenge
aandhi aur toofaan
aandhi aur toofaan
is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan hon yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koi dhanwaan

sonaa chaandi gar ye tere
bigade kaam banaaye
aa aa aa aa
mandir masjid girijaa ka dhan
janta ke kaam aaye
aa aa aa aa
us din hogaa aa
har insaan ka
us din hogaa aa
har insaan ka
jeevan bada mahaan
jeevan bada mahaan
is duniya mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
koi nahin nirdhan ho yahaan
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koi dhanwaan

koney koney mein samaanta ka
sandesh suna aa de
har ujde gulshan mein tu
khushiyon ke phool khila de ae
ghar ghar deep jaley khushiyon ke ae
ghar ghar deep jaley khushiyon ke ae
jab tak rahe jahaan
jab tak rahe jahaan
is duniyaa mein rehnewaale ae
sab hon ek samaan
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
koi nahin nirdhan hon yahaan
aa aa aa aa aa
aur na koi dhanwaan
na koi dhanwaan

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
amm amm amm amm amm
o o o o o o o
amm amm amm amm amm


 


This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

Blog Day :

4929 Post No. : 16770 Movie Count :

4565

Mukesh and his Co-Singers – 8
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Today, we take up Mukesh’s association with playback singer Jagjit Kaur wherein there is a solitary duet and that too in an unreleased film called ‘Hum Ek Hain’.

There are 3 released movies named ‘Hum Ek Hain’ and one unreleased. Mukesh has sung one solo in one of the released movies under Usha Khanna and one solo and a duet in the unreleased movie under Khaiyyam. Confused? Well, me too and hence the table below.

Films titled ‘HUM EK HAIN’
Year of release Composer Mukesh songs
1946 Hunslal Bhagatram Nil
1969 Usha Khanna One solo
Unreleased Khayyam A solo and a duet with Jagjit Kaur
1982 N/A N/A

Further, I came across a rather familiar song which is again represented by the name “Hum Ek Hain” – “Awaaz Do Hum Ek Hain.  And seeing that popular actors have been featured in the video version of the song, one is left to imagine which of the above films, the said song belongs to.

Fortunately, I did not have to struggle much to trace the details as it was amply clear that it was a stand-alone NFS (1962) patriotic song produced by Govt of India’s Films Division and sung with much gusto by Rafi Saab. Details of the said song are represented on our blog in this link here. Of all the composers Khayyam Saab scored music for the album thereby creating additional curiosity as well as confusion for me.

Now, an original film booklet sheet of 1969 film in which Mukesh has a solo is easily available on the net and is reproduced below.

For some strange reason, Mukesh’s name is missing in the list of playback singers. I am not sure if the song was dropped from the film soundtrack, but the solo does exist in audio form.

I have covered one post on Mukesh’s complete association with Usha Khanna – “Tera Mera Pyaar Koi, Aaj Kal Ki To Baat Nahin“, and two separate posts on his filmi (“Sab Tthaath Pada Reh Jaayega“) and NFS songs (“Na Hui Gar Mere Marne Se Tasalli Na Sahi“) under composer Khaiyyam. Many songs in the said three posts are still available for grabs for covering in the blog.

Coming to Mukesh’s combo with Jagjit Kaur, I have said in the beginning of the post that there is a solitary duet. It’s a surprise that the two artists did not collaborate more in spite of Mukesh seemingly to be close to Khayyam Saab family. However, we should remember that Khayyam Saab himself engaged Jagit Kaur sparingly for playback songs and relied more on the two Mangeshkar sisters.

As we are well aware, both Khayyam Saab and his wife Jagjit Kaur left for their heavenly abode in the very recent past.

Khayyam Saab:           18 February 1927 – 19 August 2019
Jagjit Kaur:                1930 – 15 August 2021

I pay tributes to both the artists and bring forth this duet of Jagjit Kaur and Mukesh from an unreleased film titled ‘Hum Ek Hain’ and composed by Khayyam Saab. Jagjit Kaur sings in unison with Mukesh and her voice is not heard separately. Such is the rarity of this only duet of the combo.

Song – Ram Kaho Ya Rahim Kaho Tum Krishn Kaho Ya Kareem Kaho  (Hum Ek Hain) (UR) (1960s) Singer – Mukesh, Jagjit Kaur (only in chorus with Mukesh), Lyrics – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD – Khayyaam
Mukesh + Jagjit Kaur
Mukesh + Jagjit Kaur + Chorus
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

wo hai allah
wo hai ishwar
wo hai mukti dhaam
ek nahin sau roop hain us ke
ek nahin sau naam

ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
awaaz tumhari pahunchegi
maalik tak jo bhi naam bhajo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho

mandir masjid ek hain dono us ke aage
uski leela dekh naa paayen mahal abhaage
duniya rasta bhool gayi hai aisa laage
mann mein koi khot rahe na mann tab jaage
aapas mein matbhed na barto
itna mat abhimaan karo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
awaaz tumhari pahunchegi
maalik tak jo bhi naam bhajo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho

zaaten paaten varg niyam sab jhootthe naare
rasmen hon yaa reet ke bandhan dhong hain saare
nadaanon ne aap kiye hain ye batwaare
wo hai sab ka aaj bhi us ko sab hain pyaare
deen yahi hai dharm yahi hai
maanavta ka maan karo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
awaaz tumhari pahunchegi
maalik tak jo bhi naam bhajo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho

kaun ye mandir dwaar khada hai sheesh jhukaaye
(aaa aaa aaa aaa)

tarse par bhagwan ke darshan kar na paaye
(aaa aaa aaa aaa)

sab par mandir dwaar khulen kab wo din aaye
(hmm hmm hmm hmm)

kab tak ye andher kahaan tak ye anyaay..ae..ae
kab tak ye andher kahaan tak ye anyaay..ae..ae
jis ne sabko ek banaaya
uska mat apmaan karo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
awaaz tumhari pahunchegi
maalik tak jo bhi naam bhajo
ram kaho ya rahim kaho
tum krishn kaho ya kareem kaho
ram kaho ya rahim kaho

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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वो है अल्लाह
वो है ईश्वर
वो है मुक्ति धाम
एक नहीं सौ रूप हैं उसके
एक नहीं सौ नाम

राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
आवाज़ तुम्हारी पहुंचेगी
मालिक तक जो भी नाम भजो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो

मंदिर मस्जिद एक हैं दोनों उसके आगे
उसकी लीला देख ना पाएँ महल अभागे
दुनिया रस्ता भूल गई है ऐसा लागे
मन में कोइ खोट रहे ना मन तब जागे
आपस में मतभेद ना बरतो
इतना मत अभिमान करो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
आवाज़ तुम्हारी पहुंचेगी
मालिक तक जो भी नाम भजो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो

ज़ातें पातें वर्ग नियम सब झूठे सारे
रस्में हों या रीत के बंधन ढोंग हैं सारे
नादानों ने आप किए हैं ये बटवारे
वो है सबका आज भी उसको सब हैं प्यारे
दीन यही है धर्म यही है
मानवता का मान करो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
आवाज़ तुम्हारी पहुंचेगी
मालिक तक जो भी नाम भजो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो

कौन ये मंदिर द्वार खड़ा है शीश झुकाये
(आ आ आ आ)
तरसे पर भगवान के दर्शन कर ना पाये
(आ आ आ आ)
सब पर मंदिर द्वार खुलें कब वो दिन आए
(हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म)
कब तक ये अंधेर कहाँ तक ये अन्याय॰॰ए॰॰ए
कब तक ये अंधेर कहाँ तक ये अन्याय॰॰ए॰॰ए
जिसने सबको एक बनाया
उसका मत अपमान करो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
आवाज़ तुम्हारी पहुंचेगी
मालिक तक जो भी नाम भजो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो
तुम कृष्ण कहो या करीम कहो
राम कहो या रहीम कहो


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

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4900 Post No. : 16704

I had earlier shared a song from the movie ‘Himmat-1970’. The title of the song is ‘himmat kare insaan to kya kar nahin saktaa’. This song was posted on 03.11.2020. I had mentioned in this song-post that the song was noted by me long back i.e., in 2013.

Around the same time, I came across today’s song which is ‘agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya kar nahin saktaa’. This song is from the ‘1942’ film ‘Jungle Princess’. Today I am presenting this song.

“Jungle Princess-1942’ was directed by Homi Wadia for ‘Wadia Movietone, Bombay’.

It had Nadia, Radharani, Baby Madhuri, Shahzadi, John Kawas, Sardar Mansoor, Dalpat, Hari Shivdasani, Jal Khambata, Mitthu Miyaan, M.K. Hasan, Jiji Bhai, Gulshan Sufi and others.
As mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) this movie had eight songs. All these eight songs were penned by Pandit Indra. Music for this film was composed by Madhavlal D. Master.

Following is the list of songs of this movie.

S. No Song-Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Chali ri naav tu chal aage chal ri chal Gulshan Sufi, Mehdi Raza
02 Jo koyi isko peeve naam uska door hove ? (Not mentioned in HFGK) 01.03.2013
03 Musaafir kis marag se jaana Sardar Mansoor
04 Moorakh man tu kyon bharmaaya Gulshan Sufi
05 Kasam Jawaani ki ham to hai naadaan Radharani 20.04.2013
06 Lo chaand bhi jalne lagaa Sardar Mansoor 24.04.2013
07 O mainaa mastaani, o pinjre ki raani Radharani, chorus 25.04.2013
08 Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya kar nahin saktaa Sardar Mansoor Being discussed today

We can see from the above table that four songs from this movie ‘Jungle Princess-1942’ have been posted on the blog. All these four songs were covered in ‘2013’. In other words, eight years have passed since without any further addition to the tally of songs in this movie.

Today’s song is the fifth song from this movie to be presented here.

Today’s song is sung by Sardar Mansoor. Lyrics are by Pandit Indra and music is composed by Madhavlal Damodar Master.

Let us listen to today’s song which consists of some good ‘Urdu’ poetry.


Song-Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya kar nahin sakta (Jungle Princess)(1942) Singer-Sardar Mansoor, Lyrics-Pandit Indra, MD-Madhulal Damodar Master

Lyrics

Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta
Jo hai mard e zamaana
Aafaton se darr nahin sakta
Jo hai mard e zamaana
Aafaton se darr nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta
Agar taqdeer ki mehfil mein
Ho taqdeer ka saathi
Agar taqdeer ki mehfil mein
Ho taqdeer ka saaqi
Wo pyaala kaun sa pyaala hai ke
Jo bhar nahin sakta
Wo pyaala kaun sa pyaala hai ke
Jo bhar nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta

Sadaakat jiska jeena hai
Shaahaadat jiska marna hai
Sadaakat jiska jeena hai
Shaahaadat jiska marna hai
Wo mar jaata hai lekin
Naam uska mar nahin sakta
Wo mar jaata hai lekin
Naam uska mar nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta

Tu apni raah chalta ja
Na darr thhokar se aye bande
Khuda jiska sahaara hai
Khuda aa jiska sahaara hai
Bashar wo gir nahin sakta
Khuda jiska sahaara hai
Bashar wo gir nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta
Agar insaan mein himmat ho to kya
Kar nahin sakta

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Devanagari Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता
जो है मर्द ऐ ज़माना
आफतों से डर नहीं सकता
जो है मर्द ऐ ज़माना
आफतों से डर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता
अगर तकदीर की महफ़िल में
हो तकदीर का साकी
अगर तकदीर की महफ़िल में
हो तकदीर का साकी
वो प्याला कौन सा प्याला है के
जो भर नहीं सकता
वो प्याला कौन सा प्याला है के
जो भर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता

सदाकत जिसका जीना है
शहादत जिसका मरना है
सदाकत जिसका जीना है
शहादत जिसका मरना है
वो मर जाता है लेकिन
नाम उसका मर नहीं सकता
वो मर जाता है लेकिन
नाम उसका मर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता

तू अपनी राह चलता जा
न डर ठोकर से अय बन्दे आये
खुदा जिसका सहारा है
खुदा जिसका सहारा हैं
बशर वो गिर नहीं सकता
खुदा जिसका सहारा है
बशर वो गिर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता
अगर इंसान में हिम्मत हो तो क्या
क्या कर नहीं सकता


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

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4848 Post No. : 16637 Movie Count :

4531

Today’s song is from an absolutely obscure film called Vijay Laxmi-1943. The film’s song are not available on social media like YT etc, but I had 4 songs of this film and I found that this film is yet to make a Debut on our Blog.

If 100 films are made in one year, only about 10% of films are Hits or popular. About 10 to 20 % of films do an average business on Box office, but the rest number of films either flop or disappear from the theatres quickly. That means the majority of the films are not worth remembering. Why does this happen when so much money is poured into the films ? No one wants to waste his money on making a film.

Filmmaking is like playing on a Race Course. 100 people buy tickets and put their money on different horses. Only a few win. The rest lose their money, but then everybody can’t win. It is a matter of Luck, because there is no fixed formula for success. When a producer puts his money into making a film, he has all the hopes to earn profit by making the film a Hit. However, not every film can become a Hit. In Spite of this uncertainty in races, films and other such matters, people take chances again and again by changing their strategies.

Let us now take a look at what the Film scenario was in the year 1943….

1943 was a year in which the II world war was in full swing. Both sides were almost equal. The effects of the war on India were… it faced the infamous Bengal Famine, caused by the war profiteering. Controls on film production were tightened by the Government. I.P.T.A. became operative with its first staged p0lay ‘ Nibanna’. Film Kismet became one of the biggests Hits ever. V.Shantaram’s Rajkamal Kalamandir debuted with Shakuntala, as did Mehboob with his film Najma. Government made showing of Newsreel before any film mandatory. Film Raj Nartaki’s english version The Court Dancer was exhibited in the USA, first time for an Indian film.

1943 produced 105 Hindi films, the highest number during the war years, 1939 to 1945. Many landmark and musical films appeared in this year giving a respite to the war torn audience of Indian Cinema. Let us take a look at some of these films.

Film Bhaichara had music by the only other ” Sursagar” musician – Himangshu Dutt ( the more well known being the singer Jagmohan Sursagar).

C.Ramchandra had his first musical hit with the film Bhakta Raj, made by Jayant Desai productions.

Film Gauri from Ranjit became Monica Desai’s first Hindi film in Bombay. It was a very successful film with songs by Khemchand Prakash, based on Bangla Folk tunes.

Kanan Devi gave some sweet songs in the film Hospital, under Kamal Dasgupta’s baton.

Bombay Talkies film Hamari Baat was the last film in which Devika Rani acted. Anil Biswas was the composer.

Music Director Khurshid Anwar brought Gauhar Sultana from Lucknow to sing some songs in the film Ishara. Naushad'[s musical film Kanoon had some good Suraiya and Shyam duets.

Film Kashinath was Nitin Bose’s last film in New Theatres, after he developed differences with B.N.Sircar.

Anil Biswas gave his career best musical Hit film ” Kismet”- the longest running film from Bombay Talkies.

Nurjehan’s musical film Nadaan was popular with songs from composer K.Datta. Director Mehboob made his first film Najma, under his own banner Mehboob productions.

Yet one more musical from Naushad- film Namaste.

At last a musical hit for composer S.N.Tripathi- Panghat from prakash Pictures. Rajkumari Shukla sang her only Hindi song in this film;. (the film was remade as Chitchor-1976).

Film Paraya Dhan had music by Bengal’s famous musician Gyan Prakash Ghosh. Deena Pathak sang her only 2 songs in this film as Deena Sanghavi.

Ghulam Haider makes merry again with Shamshad hit songs in the film Poonji from Pancholi, Lahore.

One more superhit film – Ram Rajya from Prakash Pictures had very good songs from composer Shankar Rao Vyas. Saraswati Rane gave 2 melodious songs. Yashwant joshi and Yashwant Nikam sang the famous song ” Bharat ki ek Sannari ki katha”. Ram Rajya had also a distinction as the only Hindi film that was seen by Mahatma Gandhi, on 2-6-1944.
( before this Gandhi had seen ” Mission to Moscow-43′ an English film, in Wardha, according to The Hindu (Kathmandu Ed.) dt.8-2-2010). The film had early songs by Manna Dey also.

Naushad in full swing with his 3rd Musical Sanjog, where Suraiya gave playback to Mehtab, the Heroine.

Vasant Desai gave excellent songs in the hit film Shakuntala by V.Shantaram.

Hospital- excellent songs by kanan Devi.

Kanoon- another hit from Naushad.

Mera Khwab- MD Ghulam Mohammed’s Debut film

Najma- Mehboob khan’s first film, on Muslim society.

Nurse- Gyan Dutt gave an excellent song of Rajkumari-‘ Vo gaye nahin’

Prithvi Vallabh- A big budget costume drama made by Minerva, based on story of K.M.Munshi. It had songs by Minakshi Shirodkar.

Tansen- Saigal’s first film in Bombay. Khurshid matches him song by song.

Taqdeer- Nargis aka Baby Fatima debuted as an adult. However her name comes third in the credits, after Motilal and Chandramohan.

Besides these films, the following films were also made but their names are not even known to most people. These films just came and went into oblivion !
Andhera, Angoothi, Ashirwad, Bhalai, Chhed Chhad, Daawat, Duniya Deewani, Jangi jawan, Kurbani,Mohabbat, mauj, Pati pooja, prem sangeet, Rekha, Sahara, Salma, Sawaal, Tasweer, Vijay laxmi and Zameen etc etc. These are only sample names. I have not counted C grade and stunt or costume films, which were plenty in numbers.

Today’s film Vijay Laxmi was made by Indian Art Pictures and was directed by one G.S.Kashyap. I find that his name appears as a Director only for this film in the HFGK. Possibly he was a one film director like many in the war period ( who would provide finance also for the film to become a director ). The music was composed by G.M.Durrani, who was basically a singer but had a strong desire to also be a composer. While he sang 305 songs in 168 films, he also composed music in 8 films and acted in 16 films. He even wrote 1 song in film Nazare-1949.

The cast of the film was Shobhana Samarth, Motilal, Yashodhara katju, Gope, David, Meher Bano (actress Purnima, in adult life),Bhudo Advani, Leela Mishra and many others. In this film even Leela Mishra’s husband Ram Prasad Mishra had also done a small role and his name appears in the credits too.

Leela Mishra (1 January 1908 – 17 January 1988) was a Hindi film actress. She worked as a character actor in over 300 Hindi films for five decades, and is best remembered for playing stock characters such as aunts (Chachi or Mausi). She is best known for her role of “mausi” in the blockbuster Sholay (1975), Dil Se Mile Dil (1978), Baton Baton Mein (1979), Rajesh Khanna films such as Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein, Aanchal, Mehbooba, Amar Prem and Rajshri Productions hits such as Geet Gaata Chal (1975), Nadiya Ke Paar (1982) and Abodh (1984). Her career’s best performance was in Naani Maa in 1981, for which she received the Best Actress award at the age of 73.

Leela Mishra was married to Ram Prasad Mishra, who was a character artist, then working in silent films. She got married at the very young age of 12. By the time she was 17, she had two daughters. She hailed from Jais, Raebareli, and she and her husband were from zamindar (landowners) families.

Leela Mishra was discovered by a man called Mama Shinde, who was working for Dadasaheb Phalke’s Nasik Cinetone. He persuaded her husband to make her work in films. During those days there was a severe scarcity of women actors in films; this was evident in the paychecks that the Mishras received when they went to Nasik for the shooting. While Ram Prasad Mishra was hired on a salary of Rs. 150 per month, Leela Mishra was offered Rs. 500 per month. However, as they fared poorly in front of the camera, their contracts were cancelled.

The next opportunity that came their way was an offer to work in the movie Bhikarin, which was being produced by a company owned by the Maharaja of Kolhapur. However, Leela Mishra lost out on this opportunity too, as the role required her to put her arms round the actor (who was not her husband) while delivering a dialogue, which she point-blank refused to do.

Their next film was Gangavataran-37, directed by Dadasaheb Phalke. This was his only and the last Talkie film. In this film Leela did the role of Parvati. This became her first film.

She faced a similar problem while working in another film titled Honhaar. She was cast opposite Shahu Modak as a heroine, and was supposed to hug and embrace him, which she again refused steadfastly. Since the company was legally in a weak position, they couldn’t turn her out of the film, which proved to be a blessing in disguise for her. She was offered Modak’s mother’s role in the film and it clicked instantly. This opened the doors for her to play mother roles at the young age of 18.

Early on in her career she acted in notable films such as the musical hit Anmol Ghadi (1946), Raj Kapoor’s Awaara (1951) and Nargis-Balraj Sahni starrer Lajwanti (1958), which was nominated for the Palme d’Or for Best Film at 1959 Cannes Film Festival.

She acted in the first Bhojpuri film, Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo (1962), which also starred Kumkum, Helen and Nasir Hussain.

Her roles varied from mothers, benign or evil aunts, to comic roles.

She acted in 344 films. Her last released film was Aatank-96. 8 films were released after her death. ( Thanks to wiki, Ateet ke sitare, muVyz, HFGK and my notes).

I have no idea about the film’s story or other details. The song was given to me by friend Abhay Jain (USA) and was uploaded by our Sadanand Kamath ji. Thanks to both.

Editor’s note:_Readers are request to suggest correction to the lyrics wherever applicable.


Song- Bano sudeshi bano Sudeshi (Vijay Laxmi)(1943) Singers- G M Durrani, Lyricist- Not known, MD- G M Durrani

Lyrics

Bano sudeshi
Bano sudeshi
Bano sudeshi
Bano sudeshi
?? bhayo ??
?? bhayo ??
?? bhayo ??

tan sudeshi man sudeshi
maal ?? deshwaalon
kyun nahin lete sudeshi
desh hai kangaal
desh hai kangaal

?? bhayo ??
?? bhayo ??
?? bhayo ??
??
bano sudeshi
bano sudeshi
bano sudeshi
bano sudeshi

laakhon hamaare bhai
zinda hi mar rahe hain
roti ka nahin tukda
faakon se mar rahe hain
aanten hain unki bhookhi
aanten hain unki bhookhin
bachche hain unke bhookhe
maayen hain unki bhookhi

kapdon ko mohtaaj
dhaanp nahin saktin
maa behnen
apne tan ki laaj
apne tan ki laaj
unki roti aatma ka
unse hai sawaal
unse hai sawaal
unki roti aatma ka
unse hai sawaal
unse hai sawaal
?? bhayo ??
?? bhayo ??
bano sudeshi
bano sudeshi
bano sudeshi
bano sudeshi

jo desh pe urbaan
achche wahi insaan
desh laakhon mit gaye
zinda hai Hindustan
zinda hai Hindustan

Desh apna bemisaal
uska tum se hai sawaal
Desh apna bemisaal
uska tum se hai sawaal
?? bhayo ??
?? bhayo ??
marte dam Bhagwaan
de yahi vardaan
har har janam humko miley
ye pyaara Hindustaan
har har janam humko miley
ye pyaara Hindustaan
pyaara Hindustaan
pyaara Hindustaan
pyaara Hindustaaaan


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

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4843 Post No. : 16631

Today’s song is from a very old, i.e. 83 year old film, which was one of the popular films of Wadia Movietone. The film was Lutaru Lalna-1938 and the title role was done by then famous stunt queen The Fearless nadia. Yes, this was a C grade stunt film. In those years, when the Talkie itself had not even entered it’s Teens, these stunt films, especially featuring Nadia were very popular. C grade stunt films were not yet looked down upon by the elite. That categorisation started from the mid 40’s, when social and films of other Genres divided the audience and stunts became the choice of the lower class of the society.

When the Talkie films started, the audience was awestruck and went to the theatres to see and enjoy whatever the producers served them on the screen. Initially, the films were mostly Mythological and Costume dramas, but in due course, the film makers realised that making a stunt film was much more profitable than a Costume drama. Stunt films could be made in Rs. 30-50 thousand, whereas for other films, the investment was more. Further religious films catered to only a particular religion, i.e. Muslim and Christian audience would not see a Mythological film and Hindu and Christians will not see a Muslim religious film. But stunt films were for all and sundry. There was no restriction.

Due to all this, the pioneers of stunt/action films decided to concentrate on this Genre only. Wadia Movietone was the leading film maker of these C grade films. Other companies who made such films were, Imperial, Ranjit, Sharda, krishna, Saraswati, Saroj, Sagar, Bharat Royal, Ajanta, Madan etc. in 1933 Wadias entered with force in this market, and followed by others, in just 3 years i.e. from 1933 to 1935, a total of 138 films of Stunt/Action, Costume, Arabian Night stories and magic based Imaginary films ( all C grade) were made. Significantly, out of these 138 films, as many as 42 films were Stunt and Action films. This was mainly because of Wadia Movietone. They introduced Fearless Nadia in Hunterwali-35 and virtually ignited the flame of Stunt/Action films from 1935 to 1950. Thus the decade of the 40s could well be called “Stunt Film Decade” with 210 such films from 1941 to 1950.

Wadia Movietone was a noted Indian film production company and studio, based in Mumbai, established in 1933 by Wadia brothers J. B. H. Wadia and Homi Wadia. It was most known for stunt, fantasy and mythological films, including Hunterwali (1935).

Wadia brothers belonged to a Parsi family, and their ancestors came from the ship building Wadia family (Wadia Group), originally from Surat, which also built the British wartime ship HMS Trincomalee (1817). Their ancestors moved to Bombay in the 18th century. It was co-established in 1933, by producer and screenwriter J. B. H. Wadia, his younger brother director Homi Wadia, film distributor Manchersha B. Billimoria, and brothers Burjor and Nadirsha Tata.

However, the Tata brothers left the partnership within three years. The company then continued production of film, documentaries and newsreels from its studios near Lowjee Castle, Mumbai, the Wadia family mansion, owned by their great-grandfather Lovji Nusserwanjee Wadia, a noted shipbuilder, who founded the Wadia Group in 1736. The company even had its logo as a ship, honouring their family legacy. Their company made Hunterwali (1935) starring Fearless Nadia, Boman Shroff and John Cawas, which became a surprise hit and its first big success. Thereafter, they made several films based on the Arabian Nights.

However, by the end the 1930s, the genre of stunt, fantasy and mythology films which dominated the early films, was beginning to fail and the company ran into heavy losses, after they invested into ambitious projects which flopped. The last film made by the company was Raj Nartaki (1941) under the direction of Madhu Bose. Thereafter, the studio premises were up for sale; V. Shantaram bought the studio in 1942 and established Rajkamal Kalamandir on the premises. Homi Wadia, who worked as a director of the company, went on to establish Basant Pictures in the same year, though initially as a film production house. Subsequently, he established a film studio under the same banner in 1947, which functioned till 1981.

Riyad Vinci Wadia, grandson of J.B.H. Wadia inherited the studio in 1990. He is most known for his film, Bomgay (1996) and a documentary on Nadia, Fearless: The Hunterwali Story. He died in 2003. Wadia Movietone, besides making stunt films, had some FIRSTs to their credit like, they made India’s first songless movie ” Naujawan” in 1937. First English film “The Court Dancer’-1941 and the first Sindhi film ” Ekta”-1942. They also made a Telugu film “Nar Narayan”-37, two Tamil films ‘Vanraz Karsan’-38 and Bharat kesari-39, one Bangla film ” Raj Nartaki”-41 and one Gujrati film Valo Namori-73.

From 1933 to 1942(till the split) they made 43 films. From 43 to 73 only 24 films. Their last Hindi film was Saaz aur Sanam-71 and the overall last film was a Gujarati film in 1973. J.B.H.Wadia was born on 13-12-1901 and died on 4-1-1986. His brother Homi Wadia was born on 22-5-1911 and died on 10-12-2004.

Their Ace Actress for most films was Fearless Nadia.

Mary Evans (Fearless Nadia’s real name), a devout catholic was born on 8-1-1908 at Perth, Australia, to a Scottish father and a Greek mother. Father,a British Army soldier, was based in Elephanta caves in Bombay. She wanted to be a singer and a dancer. She learnt dancing from father and singing from mother. She sang in the local church choirs on Sundays. In 1915, when her father died in WW I action, they shifted to first Peshawar and then settled in Bombay. After working in an Army canteen for some time, She joined a dancing troupe. Here her name was changed to first NADA and then to NADIA.

One Mr. Eruch Kanga, owner of Lahore cinema saw her performance in the troupe and told the Wadia Brothers, who were looking for a Heroine. They called her for an interview. After seeing her, the brothers realised the difficulty in making a white woman a Heroine in Hindi films. In the interview JBH wadia said, “I have never heard about you before. ” she sprightly retorted,” I too had not heard your names till this morning”. The brothers were impressed and she was appointed in Wadia Movietone. To test her, she was given small roles in films which were in the making, like Lal e yaman and Noor e yaman, while she studied speaking Hindi.

She was launched with ” HUNTERWALI-1935″ ,a dramatic story of a Princess trying to rescue her kidnapped father and salvage his Empire. It was an unconventional role and a new subject for the Indian audience.

The film opened in Super cinema on Lamington road, Bombay and instantly became a great Hit. It was like a revolution. Audience was thrilled to see a white woman, donning a mask and cracking whip at her tormentors. They were awed, happy and mesmerised, wanting more of it .She was named NADIA. They added FEARLESS for her in the ads.

HUNTERWALI was only a prelude to a remarkable career. Encouraged by the success of Hunterwali, films were made on the cause of social injustice, women’s emancipation, corruption, Land grabbing and Exploitation of the poor. She always played roles like King Arthur and Robin Hood.

Her films had a set of characters. There was her pet Horse-Punjab ka Beta, Gunboat the Dog and her jalopy was called Rolls Royce ki beti (later when Homi Bhabha started Basant Pictures with her, there was Horse Rajpoot, Dog Moti and the car- Austin ki Bachhi). In her films, usually the villain was Sayani (his stock line was ” Dekha Jaayega”), John Cawas and Boman Shroff- the heavyweight Bodybuilders.

Her stunts became more dangerous and death defying with every film. She did all her stunts herself, breaking bones many times in this.

From 1933 to 1968 she did 43 films. herv first film was Lal-E-Yaman-33 and the last film was Khiladi-68. She also sang 3 songs in 3 films, namely Noor-E-yaman-35, Hunterwali-35 and Pahadi kanya-36. Her name in many films (starting with Hunterwali) was Madhuri.

She had married and divorced early and also had a son. Later she was in love with Homi Wadia, but could not marry him due to the opposition of his mother. They married in 1961 after his mother died. She was 53 years old by then.

In her last days she was frequently seen in the lanes of Colaba in Bombay ,taking her dogs for walks.

In 1993, her great grand nephew Riyad Vinci Wadia made a documentary on her, in which she had appeared.

She died peacefully on 9-1-1996.

Nadia has a special place in my memories. Sometime in 1972, one of my friends, Mahesh Sharma, who lived in Colaba, Bombay, told me that he frequently sees Nadia in a Garden where he went for his morning walks. She lived near his apartments. Anxious to meet her and talk to her, I stayed with Sharma ji overnight. Next day morning, we both went to that garden. Sure enough, after some time Nadia entered the garden with two of her dogs. She sat on a bench and her servant took the dogs for their walks. Mahesh had a casual acquaintance with her. He greeted her and said ” this is my friend Mr. Deshmukh. He is your great fan “. I greeted her and recited names of her 10-15 films which I had seen. She looked suitably impressed . She smiled and we talked for a few minutes and left. Alas ! In those days, there was no Mobile phone, otherwise I would have had my photos with her as a prize possession. Anyway, I will never forget my meeting with her- the great Stunt Queen, The Fearless Nadia !

Today’s song is sung by Sarita, Master Muhammed and chorus. It is a typical 30’s decade song. The story of this film was almost the same as any other film of Nadia. Kind and simple king, cruel and wicked Senapati, a Masked person to fight against him , a love affair and happy ending after the audience was given a full dose of stunts by Nadia.


Song- Jagat hai sapna koi na apna (Lutaru Lalna)(1938) Singers- Sarita, Master Muhammad, Lyricist- Pt. Gyan, MD- Master Muhammad

Lyrics

Jagat hai sapna
koi na apna
jaag uthha ae bande
Jagat hai sapna
koi na apna
jaag uthha ae ?? bande

dialogues
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is boodhhe musalmaan ki ??
isi ne hindu ladki se bheekh mangwaai hai
haan haan ye sach baat hai

khaamkhaa
dharm bhrasht kar raha hai

baba
ye jurm mera nahin
jab tum hindu hokar
ek yateem kanya ko
ann aur paani na doge
to kya
ek sachha
?? musalmaan bhi apna farz poora na karega

bandhuon
ye wo buzurg hain
jinhone dharm sankat mein mujhe aasra diya thha
?? muslim se mili taaleem
ye quraan ki
Hindu hi rakkha mujhe
na fikr ki jaan ki
apni jaati ne suna na jab meri fariyaad ko
Hindu beti aa gayi godi mein musalmaan ki

?? baba

??

kya ek musalmaan ek hindu ke liye itni qurbaani kar sakta hai
kyun nahin baba

jab ??ji ka upnishad ?? ek hai
Kashi Kaba mandir masjid ??
sab ka imaan ek hai

?? ka parda ?? ka tum uthha kar dekh lo
fark kuchh mein nahin
hindu musalmaan ek hai

————————–

jagat hai sapna
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa

jaag uthha hai ?? bande
jagat hai sapna koi na apna
jaag uthha ?? bande

??? ek hai ??
??? ek hai ??
ye kahin ??
ye kahin ??
ye kahin ??
ye kahin ??
???

jaag uthha ?? bande
???
jaag uthha ?? bande
jagat hai sapna koi na apna
jaag uthha ?? bande


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

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4833 Post No. : 16615

Today I am presenting a Non-Film song by Master Ashraf Khan. Some of you may remember Ashraf Khan, who sang songs in the films Roti-42 and Baaghbaan-38. We all know him mainly as a film actor, who finally became a Sufi Saint, but his contribution to the Gujarati theatre was substantial. Most of us know many things about Cinema, but very little about Theatre and stage dramas.

Prior to films becoming a source of entertainment for the common man, it was the stage drama which diligently and sincerely gave pure and musical entertainment to the commoners. The rich of course could afford private singing jalsas with famous singers and Tawayafs. Stage dramas were popular mainly in Bengal, Maharashtra and Gujarat, since the early to middle 19th Century. It started a bit late, on a regular scale, in South India, at the beginning of the 20th Century or so.Despite modern means of entertainment like TV and Films, stage dramas are still popular in Maharashtra and Gujarat. These two states have a glorious history and tradition of producing classical singers, many of them through the stage dramas.

Master Ashraf Khan was very popular and famous on the Gujarati stage. He was known as the ” Saigal of Gujarat”. Singing of Gazals in stage dramas started with Ashraf Khan, it is believed. Stage dramas are usually called ” Parsi-Urdu,” ” Parsi-Hindi”, ” Parsi-Gujarati”, because the Parsi community was prominent in this medium. Parsis came from Iran (Persia) into North Konkan, and Gujarat and they merged with the Indian People. All generations of Parsis spoke Hindi and Gujarati (with a typical, recognisable tone) and prospered in various trades and fields of Business.

The Gujarati stage was full of artistes from Saurashtra, North Gujarat and Bombay. They belonged to different castes. Jaishankar Bhojak (Sundari), Amrit Kershav Nayak, Vadilal Nayak, Master Shaani, Master Vikram etc were from Bhojak Nayak caste. From the Meer caste came Himmat Meer, Kasam Meer, Lallubhai Meer etc. -all singer actors. Parsis like Sorabji katrak, Sorabji kerawala, Faredoon irani and some Muslims like Ashraf Khan, Alladdin, Ghulam Sabir, Master Fida hussai, Master nissar, Kumar etc. were some members of this community.

Starting from 1871, these drama companies toured Bombay Presidency, Saurashtra, Calcutta and Bengal and upto Rangoon in Brahmadesh (Burma). Unlike Marathi stage the Parsi and Bangla dramas got women doing female roles sooner than in Maharashtra. Some actresses were, Miss Mary fanten, Miss Fitna, Mehtab, gafooran, Gauhar, Deenabai Mistri etc. In the modern dramas of the 1960 to 1980’s even Saraswati Devi (Vidya Bajpai) and Sandhya(Vijaya Deshmukh) acted on Gujarati stage.

However, in the initial years i.e. from 1890 to 1930, there were actors doing female roles. Anand ji ‘Kabootar’, Vikram, Fakir, Himmat meer and Jaishankar Bhojak were major actors famous in female roles. Jaishankar was popular and did female roles in dramas like Vikram Charitra, Barrister, Vasant Prabha and Saubhagya Sundari. His role as ” Sundari” in drama “Saubhagya Sundari” was so popular that later on his name was changed to Jaishankar “Sundari”. He worked till 1961. In his honour, a Drama Theatre in Ahmedabad is named as Jaishankar Sundari Theatre ! What an honour. He was friendly with Marathi stage actor Bal Gandharva and they both used to see each others’ dramas, without fail.

Orphaned very early, Master Ashraf was brought up by one Baburao, his father’s friend. He was a born singer. His mother tongue was Urdu/Pashto, but he mastered Gujarati so well that people considered him to be a Gujarati actor. Master Himmat meer brought him to the Theatre in 1894. He did only male roles and sang also. many dramas like Prithviraj, Arab ka Sitara, Samudragupta, Sansar Sagar, Ek Abla etc, as its Hero. He did about 3000 shows of his drama ‘ Malavpati”, as it became very popular. In 1960, he was felicitated by the President of India and after that he acted in the same drama once again in 1961, though old. He also worked in Hindi films upto 1941 His Heroines were Zebunnisa, Mehtab, Sardar Akhtar, Iqbal Begum (mother of Meena Kumari). From 1950 onwards he tilted towards Sufism and finally became a Saint.

ASHRAF KHAN was an actor and singer in many films in the 40s. He left films ……..and became……..believe it or not…..a SUFI SAINT !

I had first written about him somewhere 9 years ago…in 2012 or so. Here is his information again, but in a different format with some more information collected later on. My friend shri kamlakar Pasupuleti ji had done a lot of research on this actor. It was from his Blog and his book that I learnt more details about Ashraf Khan.

Ashraf Khan shot to limelight with the film Baghban – 1938 . He played the role of a mendicant and rendered three lovely songs composed by Music Director Mushtaq Husain . Ro ro nain gavanvun ,sajanwa aan milo was the most popular song among the three songs he rendered. The movie was a great hit and all the nine songs in the movie were popular. The movie was directed by AR Kardar. The lyrics were penned by the comedian Mirza Musharraf. He was paid Rs 90 / – for the nine songs he wrote for the movie. It is important to know how he progressed in his life and attained the spiritual powers with which he helped millions of people across the globe .

Ashraf Khan was born in Indore on 22-10-1901. He lost his father at a young age of seven. The burden of taking care of his widowed mother and a young sister fell on his shoulder . Indore was a famous city for wrestling and the wrestling competitions were held for all ages including children. He took up wrestling as a profession for some time . He later became a Shepherd boy and guarded the sheep .

He had a good voice and used to sing while taking the sheep in and out of the city. One evening while returning home from the outskirts he started singing loudly. A Gujarati’s drama company was stationed in a nearby bungalow. The owner of the drama company heard his song and he was called inside. The owner asked the boy if he was willing to work for the drama company. The boy replied Yes. There upon the owner asked him if he can play the role of a girl. The boy daringly replied No, will play the role of a boy . The owner was impressed and he got into the Gujarati drama company.

He started playing small roles and as he grew up was given the role of a hero . His salary increased gradually and by the time he was playing hero roles he was paid Rs 600 / per month. He used to give away his entire earnings to his mother. His mother used to give him four annas a day as his allowance as he had the habit of eating Paan( betel leaf ), but Ashraf Khan used to return back the four annas to his mother in the evening.

Ashraf Khan’s mother tongue was Urdu and Pushtu but he learnt to speak Gujarati with ease and he rendered his dialogues fluently. He gave record breaking performances in Malopati Manjh ( Prithvi Vallabh ). He played the role of a hero Prithvi Vallabh in three thousand shows. Prithvi Raj Chauhan was another stage performance in which he played the hero role of Prithviraj Chauhanbin two thousand shows. Ashraf Khan’s heroine on the Gujarati stage was Sandhya. Ashraf Khan was associated with the Gujarati stage even after joining the films .

With the advent of talkie he moved over to Bombay in 1931. His first film was Shakuntala-31 ( made in Bombay.There was another film Shakuntala made the same year in Calcutta by Madon Theatres) With his experience on stage he was hired for three movies Bhartruhari, Gul-e-Bakavali and Veer Kunal. He played the role of a hero initially and later in life played character roles. He acted in more than a dozen movies. Mehboob Khan portrayed him as a mad professor in his famous film Roti – 1942. It was during the filming of Roti that he came in contact with Peer-o-Murshid ( Spiritual Guide) Ghulam Sarvar. Ghulam Sarvar belonged to Lahore and was employed in railways as a guard. He had many followers in Bombay. Ashraf Khan’s devotion towards his spiritual guide was so great that whenever he visited Bombay he used to carry his luggage on his head and escort him home .

Large crowds used to gather to meet Peer-o-Murshid Ghulam Sarvar in the 1940’s and among the film personalities the notable were A R Kardar, Mehboob Khan, Yaqub, Prithviraj Kapoor , Trilok Kapoor, Sardar Akhtar, Akhtari Faizabadi, Jaddan Bai etc etc to name a few. Akhtari Faizabadi and Jaddan Bai used to sing devotional songs during the assembly .

Taking care of the visitors footwear was the first duty assigned to him by his Peer and Ashraf Khan never thought it was a menial job He knew that the peer is shedding his ego by assigning such tasks. Peer-o-Murshid Ghulam Sarvar was so pleased with his devotion that he handed over his Gaddi ( seat ) to Ashraf Khan. Ashraf Khan became a Peer .

His association with the Gujarati stage lasted till his end. In 1962 after his last stage show at Dhoraji in Gujarat he returned to the Dargah where he was stationed with his family . It was the ninth day of the Gyarhvi Sharif ( the eleventh month of Islamic calendar ). He lay down on his bed and spoke few words to his wife and fell unconscious, but his lips started moving as if he was narrating verses from Ayat Sharif. This situation continued the whole of that night and the next day. His wife , family members and devotees remained at his bedside reading verses from Ayat Sherief He opened his eyes in the evening. His devotees asked him how he was and he replied that wherever he is, he is doing well .

He was brought to the hospital at Rajkot in this condition. Ashraf Khan passed away at eleven PM on the eleventh day of the Gyarhvi Sharif, the eleventh month of Islamic calendar. His mortal remains were brought for funeral to the residence of Dr Malik who was a friend and a devotee. His devotees were chanting holy verses from Ayat Sharif and Darood Sharif . Around 4 O’ clock in the morning he opened his eyes once again, looked all around him with a smile and closed his eyes. This was a surprising moment for all those who were present around him. A dead man opening his eyes and smiling was something strange. The crowd shouted Hazrat is alive, Hazrat is alive, call the doctor. There are several people alive today who witnessed this strange incident. Dr Malik examined him and pronounced him dead. He was buried at Ganj Shahda which is located on the Ahmedabad – Delhi highway . The Urs is celebrated every year and lakhs of devotees all across the globe visit his Mazaar ( Tomb ).

Among the film personalities who used to attend the Urs were Mehboob Khan, Sardar Akhtar, Zaibunissa, Mehtab, Begum Akhtar, Prithviraj Kapoor and Trilok Kapoor etc .

There are hundreds of families in Hyderabad whose vows were fulfilled by the spiritual powers of Hazrat Ashraf Khan. Each family has a different story to narrate. Many sickly people got cured, many got rid of financial troubles, rivals became friends, and many women became mothers after best efforts by doctors failed .

Amirbai Karnataki rendered a couple of devotional songs in his praise. Some disc collectors of Hyderabad had them in their collection .

Ashraf Khan acted in 31 films in all. Some of his films were- Aaiye 1949, Phool 1945, Roti 1942, Baghban 1938, Ajamil 1934, Roop Basant 1933, Malati Madhav 1933, Husn Ka Gulam 1933, Veer Kunal 1932, Gul-e-Bakavali 1932, Bhartruhari 1932. He sang 59 songs in 14 films. Some of the songs rendered by Ashraf Khan were in movies …..Baghban 1938, Baaghi 1939, Aazaadi-E-Vatan 1940, Roti 1942, Pagli Duniya 1944 and Naiya-1947. His last film was Arab ka sitara-1961.

Noted Record Historian, Dr. Suresh Chandvankar also wrote about Ashraf Khan in his book in Marathi ” पूर्वसूरींचे सूर “. He says that after the death of his parents, Ashraf khan was looked after by his father’s Hindu friend Baburao. He learnt Gujarati so well that people thought that he was a Gujarati. He entered the Gujarati stage. Due to his good singing, in later periods he was called Saigal of Gujarat. In 1960, he was felicitated by the President of India. In Bombay he had a bungalow in Girgaon. From 1950 onwards, he inclined towards Sufism, while still working on stage and films.

After his death, his Darga is set up at Dana Limdi, on the Bombay-Gujarat highway, where every year Urs is held and lakhs of visitors come. (Based on information from article by P.Kamalakar ji, book -पूर्वसूरींचे सूर by Dr. Suresh Chandvankar, Gujarati Rangbhumi by K.N.Parekh, HFGK, muVyz and my notes. Thanks to all.)

Six songs of Ashraf Khan are discussed on this Blog. All are film songs. This is perhaps his first Non Film Song to feature here.


Song- Khudi mitaaye na jab tak Khuda nahin milta (Ashraf Khan NFS)(1940) Singer- Master Ashraf Khan Lyricist- Unknown MD- Unknown

Lyrics

Khudi mitaaye na jab tak
Khuda nahin milta
Khudi mitaaye na jab tak
Khuda nahin milta aa
aa aa

?? mein shaakh mein ae ae ae ae
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
?? mein shaakh mein
gul mein usi ka jalwa hai ae
ke uspe kehte hain
hamko khuda nahin milta aa aa aa
kiya na uska tasawwur
na dhyaan hai dil mein
ae ae ae ae
kiya na uska tasawwur
na dhyaan hai dil mein ae
kisi ko raasta chaltey
Khuda nahin milta aa aa
(??)jabaan dil se alag rakkho
tu tu mai mai se ae ae ae
jahaan hai ??
Khuda nahin milta aa aa

kisi ka dost na paaya
jahaan mein ae makhmoor
kisi ko dost na paaya
jahaan mein ae makhmoor
Khuda to mil bhi sake
aashna nahin miltaa
Khuda to mil bhi sake
aashna nahin miltaa
?? gair kahin
?? to kya nahin milta
aa aa aa


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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.

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4825 Post No. : 16604

Today’s song is from the ‘1973’ movie ‘Samjhauta’. This movie had five songs already p0sted on the blog and it has been waiting for its final song since 17.07.2021, when the last song of this movie was posted.

The remaining song of this movie was already sent by our dear Prakash ji. I was about to send it with regular details to Atul ji so that we can ‘Yippeeee’ this movie.

However, when I listened to the song, its lyrics triggered some thoughts and what follows below are some real-life situations that I came across and the thoughts that came to my mind.

***
#Flashback-1, Year 2010#

Let me tell you one incidence. One fine day I was coming back, after finishing my work at the Bank at its Mundra (Kachchh) Port Branch. I was driving and on the way to my home in Mundra.

On the way there was a young lad waiving for lift. I give him lift and drive to Mundra. On reaching his destination he got off from the car and said thanks. I just enquired about him and came to know that he had finished his diploma in Mech Engineering just few months back and he was looking for a job.

He came from MP to his relatives at Mundra for job prospectus in their organisation, but that organisation did not oblige relatives of employees for job, so he was looking for other prospects.

The organisation where I was working were looking for candidates for my department i.e., Stores. So, I asked this guy to send his CV so that I can call him for an interview with the recruitment committee members.

However, there were some changes in the recruitment plans at our organisation, so it was all cancelled for then.

This guy later left Mundra to his hometown in MP and later I came to know that he got a job in a company having their works at Nagpur.

I was happy to know this.

During this period this guy was always in touch with me, as we share the same interests i.e., reading and writing.

***

I had in one of my post have mentioned how I started my professional journey and how people and my seniors helped me to become what I am today.
I will always be grateful to them for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow.

Yes, some people like me are lucky enough to get ‘right push’ whereas many like me may be deprived of opportunities or that just one chance to prove themselves, and they might have been lost permanently in oblivion. After all it is a game of luck first and your hard work later, but combination of both always.

Inheriting the generousness from my parents and other generous people who helped me, it was very natural for me to help people as and when possible, given the resources I had.

The exposure I got at the workplace was also in favour as I got to be in ‘decision-making’ positions in all my professional life except the earlier few years. After that most of the time I was as an in-charge of something or other or Head of the Department for my function (in middle management layer).
Simultaneously with working I had joined learning through distance education mode. I was also attending many behavioural and functional trainings on my own. Sometimes these would be sponsored by my employer too. This all helped a lot in the growth of me professionally, personally, and functionally.

As usual for the position of a departmental head people always keep approaching for employment either for their near and dear ones, or distant relatives or friends and their relatives. Given my nature I always tried to help and give opportunity to people coming to me irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, and region.

I always tried to select people on the merit basis and those who are ready to work hard.
Since I had myself already gone through a tough route, I expect others to put that much of effort to gain the knowledge of the subject at work. Also, I wanted to ensure that no injustice is done to anybody.

Secondly, I was very much interested in training the new recruits, explaining them the processes and the needs of complying with the standards, by arranging various training programs for them.
I always enjoyed the joy of training somebody and imparting the training on functional as well as behavioural and the management standards. I was always ready to share whatever I know about anything.

I also wanted the boys to give their 100% percent and enjoy the work. Keep trying, learn new things and share all that I give to them. And so that simultaneously they can grow in their personal and professional life. (I must mention here that all of them who worked under me keep in touch with me even after my leaving the organisation and they fondly remember me. )

Sometimes I may have been more possessive for something, but whatever I had done was to achieve excellence in the function and to reduce the response time by giving prompt service to our customers – either internal or external.

During this process I was also exploring my ‘purpose’ of life. I want to realise what my true potential was. I meet my motivational guru Late Shri. Rooshikumar Pandya around this time in 2010.

My morale was very high during those days and I had also joined a new organisation as a ‘Manager’. I had also taken membership and later become a life member of AMA & QCFI in the quest of learning more. I was all enjoying this with my work.

It was then when I had got published my daughter’s poem when she was studying in VIIth standard only.
So overall I was just moving upward in all spheres of life.

***

#Flashback -2, Year 2015 …

I was at Nagpur and working with an engineering construction company. Before that in December’2014 I had left my job and was looking for job opportunities. I had contacted some of my close contacts – my ex-bosses – and that is how I finally landed in Nagpur.

Here I had the responsibility of maintaining supply of materials to the various sites running in different parts of the country. (It was during this period that I attended the Atulites’ gang-outs too).

Along with the responsibility at corporate office I was given an independent charge to look after our site works at Mundi (near Khandwa). We were also hiring peoples for different sites.

This guy, whom I mentioned above, who had met me at Mundra, was looking for a job. He had left the job at Nagpur, after working one year there he later joined studies for graduation in engineering. Now he had completed his studies and was looking for job opportunity.

He contacted me with a request to help him. I recommended him to my immediate senior to give him a chance.
What I was asked by my senior was how I knew this person and how he knew me?
I told the above incidence of giving lift to this person and what followed next.
(Some of my colleagues also crack jokes on me what I was doing).

How do I trust a guy whom I had meet only once and that too on the road? was the next question.

Chairman of this company was the same person who had given me a chance to work when he was my Site In charge at Parli – Vaijnath (in 1985) when I was working in construction line as a ‘storekeeper’ and had just started my journey of industrial working.

I told my senior (vice president) that we should give an opportunity to this person so that he can start earning something and shape his career further, in the same way how I was given an opportunity in the past. If I had not been given an opportunity to work in my earlier days, I would never have reached where I am today.

This person was included in the team, and he served there for almost two years. In between he was always discussing with me about his interests and each time I guided him to follow what his heart dctated. I also encouraged him as and when required.
(My guru had given us a ‘mantra’ ‘do whatever you want, but excel in whatever you do’.
This person then started uploading his ‘poetry recitation videos’ on YouTube.

Later he left the company to ‘realise his true potential’ and soon found his ‘purpose of life’. He keeps uploading his videos of ‘poem recitation’ on ‘YouTube’. Slowly his followers keep increasing on ‘YT’ and ‘Instagram’.

Meanwhile I left for Kenya for a job opportunity (where one of my ex-bosses was a director and there was a suitable opportunity suiting my profile).

***

I came back from Kenya after completing a project and I was there for almost three years.
The guy in my story is now famous as a ‘motivational speaker’, and famous for his ‘motivational poems’ and other ‘poems’ recitation’. His videos are watched and seen by many on YouTube and on Instagram.

He had also published a book of his writings.

Even today whenever we discuss he fondly remembers that day and always tells me ‘Sir, that day has changed my life forever, it is because of you whatever I have achieved today’.

***

“I quote a few lines from today’s song below

kitney hi taansen gumnaam rah gaye ae
ek mauka naa milaa to
naakaam ho gaye
tulsidas kayee hain
kayee tagore bhi yahaan
ek aap hi na samjhen
hain ghaalib aur bhi yahaan
hain laakhon kalaakaar
paarkhi ki kami hai
heerey to hain hazaar
jauhari ki kami hai

That reminded me of the following ‘sanskrit shloka’ which my guru used to quote in his training programs.

“Aamantram aksharon naasti
Naasti mulamanaushdham
Ayogya puroshoh naasti
Yojaksya tatra durlabh”

‘There is not a single letter of an alphabet out of which you cannot make a ‘mantra’,
There is not a single root of a tree out of which you cannot make a ‘medicine’,
There is not a single person who is unfit or incapable,
The one who brings out mantra from a letter of an alphabet, medicine from the root of a tree, and the best of people, those people are rare’

***

Today’s song is sung by Kishore Kumar. It is lip synced by Anil Dhawan on screen. We can also see Pradeep Kumar, Ajitesh Bannerjee, Junior artiste Maqsood, and dancer Chinoo Rajput and many others in the picturisation of this song.

“Samjhautaa-1973” was directed by Ajoy Biswas for ‘Jwala Pictures Pvt. Ltd, Bombay’.
It was produced by Sundeep Sethi.

It had Yogita Bali, Anil Dhawan, Shatrughan Sinha, Ajitesh, Pradeep Kumar, Naaz, Sulochana, Asit Sen, Sajjan, Randhir, Tarun Bose, Jankidas, Manik Dutt, Jagdish Raj, Polsan, Dilip Dutt, Madhu Apte, Samar Roy, Gautam Mukherji, Bachan Singh, Sajan, Prem Master Bunty.

This movie introduced Ajitesh Bannerjee, and Keshto Mukherjee and Bipin Gupta had a special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Sukhen Das, whereas the screenplay and dialogues of this movie was written by Inder Raj Anand.

Editing of this movie was done by Tarun Dutta.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 31.05.1973.

This movie had six songs including one multiple version song. Lyrics for the five out of six songs were written by Indeevar (including one multiple version song) and for one song lyrics were written by Verma Malik.

Music for this movie was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Here are the details of the songs of this movie.

Sno Song Title Singer Lyricist Posted On
1 Tanak tuk tandaa… aise logon ka dhandha Kishore Kumar Verma Malik 17 July 2021
2 Badi door se aaye hain pyaar ka tohfa laaye hain Mohd Rafi Indeevar 03 December 2008
3 Koi nahin hai mera Mohd Rafi Indeevar 21 November 2008
4 & 6 Samjhauta ghamon se kar lo Multiple version song Lata Mangeshkar/ Kishore Kumar Indeevar 24 July 2010
5 Saikado Kishore yahaan…na roop dekhiye na naam dekhiye Kishore Kumar Indeevar Being covered today

Let us now enjoy today’s song.

Lyrics for this song were sent by Prakash ji.

With today’s song all songs of this movie ‘Samjhauta-1973’ gets covered on the blog and this movie joins the ‘Yippeeee-club’ 😊

Audio

Video


Song-Na roop dekhiye na naam dekhiye (Samjhauta)(1973) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Indeewar MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

saikdon kishore yahaan
arrey sainkdon lata aa
bin suney chalega tumhen
kis tarah pataa aa
dil naa badhaao na sahi ee
dil to naa todo o
bekason pe zulm ke yoon
teer naa chhodo

naa roop dekhiye
naa naam dekhiye
jo dekhiye to aadmi ka kaam dekhiye
jo dekhiye to aadmi ka kaam dekhiye
naa roop dekhiye
naa naam dekhiye
jo dekhiye to aadmi ka kaam dekhiye
jo dekhiye to aadmi ka kaam dekhiye

ye puraane log
ye puraane raaste ae
ye puraane log
ye puraane raaste
maut hai puraanaapan
kalaa ke waaste
maukaa naye khoon ko
diya hi naa jaayegaa
maukaa naye khoon ko gar diya hi naa jaayegaa
kalaa mein phir nayaapan
kahaan se aa paayegaa
jo aaj hain mash’hoor oo oo oor
jo aaj hain mash’hoor
kal wo bhi thhe naye
aage kisi ne unko badhaaya to badh gaye
aage kisi ne unko
badhaaya to badh gaye
na roop dekhiye
naa naam dekhiye
jo dekhiye to aadmi ka kaam dekhiye
jo dekhiye to aadmi ka kaam dekhiye

kitney hi taansen gumnaam rah gaye ae
kitney hi taansen gumnaam rah gaye ae
ik mauka naa milaa to
naakaam rah gaye
tulsidas kayee hain
kayee tagore bhi yahaan
tulsidas kayee hain
kayee tagore bhi yahaan
ek hi aap na samjhen
hain ghaalib aur bhi yahaan
hain laakhon kalaakaar aa aa aa rr
hain laakhon kalaakaar
paarkhi ki kami hai
heerey to hain hazaar
jauhari ki kami hai
heerey to hain hazaar
jauhari ki kami hai
na roop dekhiye
naa naam dekhiye
jo dekhiye to aadmi ka kaam dekhiye
jo dekhiye to aadmi ka kaam dekhiye
na roop dekhiye
naa naam dekhiye
jo dekhiye to aadmi ka kaam dekhiye
jo dekhiye to aadmi ka kaam dekhiye

——————————————-
Smaller version
——————————————–
apnaa ke mujhe aapne yoon zindagi de di
khoya thha andheron mein mujhe raushni de di
yoon de ke pyaar aapne mera dil badhhaa diyaa
chhotey se ik chiraag ko sooraj banaa diyaa
hum jaise aur bhi naye aayenge kalaakaar
ummeed hai unn sabko aap denge yoon hi pyaar
ummeed hai unn sabko aap denge yoon hi pyaar

(Clapping sound)


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4822 Post No. : 16599

“Hamraahi”(1945), a New Theatres, Calcutta production was the Hindi remake of Bangla movie “Udayer Pathe”(1944) by the same production house, with virtually the same team that worked in the Bagla movie. The movie, directed by debutant director Bimal Roy, had Binota Bose , Radhamohan Bhattacharya, Tulsi Chakraborty, Rekha Mullick, Debi Mukherjee, Hiralal, Ramesh Sinha, Manorama, Maya Bose, Devbala etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs have already been covered.

Here are the details of the songs covered in the blog so far:-

Song Date of post Remarks
Jan gan man adhinaayak jay he 15 August 2013 written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore . This song was part of movie before in became Indian national anthem
Gaaye ja tu apna geet 10 may 2014
Jigar ke daag naye gul khilaaye jaate hain 23 may 2014
Din hain bahaar ke aaye 26 november 2017
Modhu gandhe bhara mridu snigdho chhaaya 5 May 2020 Bangla language song composed by Rabindranath Tagore
Hansi chaand ki aaj niraali 28 September 2021

One can see that the future national anthem of India was present as a song in this movie, with Rabindranath Tagore duly getting credited as the composer ! He was the composer of another song (a Bangla song) in the Hindi version movie as well.

Other songs were composed by R C Boral.

The seventh and final song from “Hamraahi”(1945) is an “inspirational” song. It is sung by male and female chorus. Munshi Zakir Hussain is the lyricist. Music is composed by R C Boral.

With this song, all the songs of “Hamraahi”(1945) are covered in the movie and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Badhte chalo badhte chalo badhte chalo jawaanon(Hamraahi)(1945) Singers-Male Chorus, Female chorus, Lyrics-Munshi Zakir Hussain, MD-R C Boral
All chorus

Lyrics

Badhte chalo badhte chalo badhte chalo jawaanon
Badhte chalo badhte chalo badhte chalo jawaanon
ae desh ke sapooton
mazdoor aur kisaanon
ae desh ke sapooton
mazdoor aur kisaanon

hai raasta meelon tak
aur saamne hai manzil
himmat se kaam lo to
aasaam hogi mushqil
hai raastaa meelon tak
saamne hai manzil
himmat se kaam lo to
aasaam hogi mushqil
karke use dikhaa do
jo apne dil mein thhaano
karke use dikhaa do
jo apne dil mein thhaano

badhhte chalo badhhte chalo
badhhte chalo jawaanon

aa ha ha ha
aaha
aa ha ha ha
aa ha ha
aa ha ha ha
aa ha ha
ha ha ha

?? lon ne
?? lon ne
ye rakkhe hain idaare ??
jinke sitam se laakhon
phirte hain maare maare
bhookhe mahaajanon ne
ye rakkhe hain idaare
jinke sitam se laakhon
phirte hain maare maare

ye desh ke hain dushman
inko na dost jaano
ye desh ke hain dushman
inko na dost jaano
tum inko na dost jaano
karke ise dikha do
jo apne dil mein thhaano
karke ise dikha do
jo apne dil mein thhaano
tum jo apne dil mein thhaano

tum jo apne dil mein thhaano
Badhte chalo badhte chalo badhte chalo jawaanon
ae desh ke sapooton
mazdoor aur kisaanon
ae desh ke sapooton
mazdoor aur kisaanon

Badhte chalo badhte chalo badhte chalo jawaanon


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