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Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XLVI: Year 1992
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1992.

In 1991, 100 Hindi movies containing 646 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 12 of these movies and she sang 25 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 12 % of the movies released in 1992. Her voice was heard in 4 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1992.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1992 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Angaar Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
2 Bewafa Se Wafa Usha Khanna 0 3 3 0 0 0 Saawan Kumar
3 Geet Bappi Lahiri 0 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
4 Heer Ranjha Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
5 I Love You Ram Laxman 0 4 1 3 0 0 Kaushik
6 Inteha Pyaar Ki Anand Milind 0 1 1 0 0 0 Sameer
7 Khuda Gawaah Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
8 Khel Rajesh Roshan 0 1 0 1 0 0 Javed Akhtar
9 Police aur mujrim Bappi Lahiri 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anjaan
10 Radha Ka Sangam Anu Malik 0 3 0 3 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri
11 Saatwaan Aasmaan Ram Laxman 1 3 1 2 0 0 Suraj Sanim
12 Vansh Anand Milind 1 3 1 2 0 0 Sameer
Total 12 movies 7 MDs 2 25 12 13 0 0 9 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 7 music directors and 9 lyricists in these 12 movies released in 1992. Laxmikant Pyarelal were the most prolific music directors with Lata, with 659 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 1992. Shankar Jaikishan with 457 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. R D Burman with 331 Lata Mangeshkar and Kalyanji Anandji with 307 songs were next ahead of C Ramchandra with 274 songs. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), Madan Mohan (195), S D Burman (179),Naushad (145), Roshan (144), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), Bappi Lahiri (110), Salil Chaudhary (109), Rajesh Roshan (106) and Vasant Desai (104). Together these seventeen music directors composed 3714 songs out of 5034 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1992. Anand Bakshi with 679 songs was the top lyricist with Lata Mangeshkar. Other leading lyricists with Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (555), Majrooh Sultanpuri (405), Shailendra (361), Hasrat Jaipuri (301), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (193), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (161) and Indeewar (154). These ten lyricists had penned 3200 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1992 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 138 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 115 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 150 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 142 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 171 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 174 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 132 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 104 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 189 211 131 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 142 166 102 50 9 5
1961 44 movies 128 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 119 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 105 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 123 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 84 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 105 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 94 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 84 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 78 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 91 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 107 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 99 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 93 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 71 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 61 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 58 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 50 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 59 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 38 66 37 25 2 3
1980 43 movies 28 71 43 21 3 4
1981 46 movies 40 88 48 34 2 4
1982 45 movies 28 82 41 37 1 3
1983 33 movies 29 73 36 37 0 0
1984 39 movies 11 70 32 33 4 1
1985 40 movies 21 72 39 31 0 2
1986 27 movies 3 41 22 17 0 2
1987 12 movies 4 21 13 8 0 0
1988 21 movies 9 43 24 17 1 1
1989 19 movies 9 38 20 16 1 1
1990 9 movies 3 12 3 9 0 0
1991 16 movies 5 57 35 20 1 1
1992 12 movies 2 25 12 13 0 0
Total upto 1992 1810 movies 3714 5034 3312 1404 206 112

It can be seen from the table of 1992 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 25 songs in 12 movies released in 1992.

2 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 1992 have been covered in the blog. That leaves us with 23 songs from 12 movies of 1992 that are yet to be covered.

Alphabetically “Angaar”(1992) is the first movie of 1992 that offers us a Lata Mangeshkar song to be covered in the blog.

“Angaar”(1992) was produced by S M Arif and Shashilal K Nair and directed by Shashilal K Nair. The movie had Jackie Shroff, Dimple Kapadia, Nana Patekar, Om Puri, Mazhar Khan, Meghraj Siddharth(aka Siddharth Ray),Kader Khan, Achyut Potdar, Sulbha Deshpande,Neena Gupta, Firoz Irani, Anang Desai,Tom Alter, Chandrakant Gokhale, Virendra Saxena, Ajit Vachani, Lalit Mohan Tiwari, Sudhir, Deepak Qazir, Prajakta Kulkarni, Aadesh Srivastava(Late Music director), Urmila Bhatt, Sunil Rege, Javed Rizvi, Ghanshyam Rohera, Sunil Shende etc. Kiran Kumar made a special appearance.

“Angaar”(1992) had six songs in it. Voice of Lata Mangeshkar song was present in two of these songs.

Here is a song from “Angaar”(1992). This song has two solo version. Female version is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and male version by S P Balasubrahmaniam. The song is picturised on Dimple Kapadia, and Jackie Shroff. Others are also visible in the picturisation.

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

With this song, “Angaar”(1992) makes its debut in the blog.

Lata Mangeshkar version
Video

Audio

S P Balasubrahmaniam version
video

audio

Song-Mushqil mein hai kaun kisi ka samjho is raaz ko (Angaar)(1992) Singer-Lata/ S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

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Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)
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Lata Mangeshkar version
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mushkil mein hai kaun kisi ka
samjho is raaz ko
lekar apna naam kabhi tum
khud ko aawaaz do
mushkil mein hai kaun kisi ka
samjho is raaz ko
lekar apna naam kabhi tum
khud ko aawaaz do
mushkil mein hai kaun kisi ka
samjho is raaz ko

aur nahin to kam se kam
itni to takleef karo
aur nahin to kam se kam
itni to takleef karo
logon ki taareefon mein
kabhi apni bhi taareef karo
sabse to tum khush ho
apne aap se kyun naaraaz ho
mushkil mein hai kaun kisi ka
samjho is raaz ko
lekar apna naam kabhi
tum khud ko aawaaz do
mushkil mein hai kaun kisi ka
samjho is raaz ko

jeene ka na shauk rahe to
kya rakkha hai jeene mein
jeene ka na shauk rahe to
kya rakkha hai jeene mein
ik qaidi ki tarah pada hai
kab se ye dil seene mein
pinjre ka darwaaja todo
panchhi ko parwaaz do
mushkil mein hai kaun kisi ka
samjho is raaz ko
lekar apna naam kabhi
tum khud ko aawaaz do
mushkil mein hai kaun kisi ka
samjho is raaz ko

jaago hosh mein aao
phir se josh mein aao
jaago hosh mein aao
phir se josh mein aao
khoon bahe nas nas mein
bebas man ho bas mein
band labon ko kholo
aankhon se kuchh bolo
chehra khaali khaali
na gussa na gaali
bolo mere jaanu
main kaise tumhen pahchaanoon
ye zulfon ka saaya
ye palkon ki chhaaya
ye bharpoor jawaani
pyaar ki rut mastaani
ye nainon ke jhoole
tum ye sab kuchh bhoole
yaad karo tum apna
toota sundar sapna
tukda tukda jodo
ye maayoosi chhodo
khel ye hans kar khelo
haath mein haath ye lelo
tum balwaan nahin ho
par bejaan nahin ho
meri kasam uthhaao
pahla kadam uthhaao
saathi saath badhe hain
sab taiyyaar khade hain
saathi saath badhe hain
sab taiyyaar khade hain

bina lade mat haaro
dushman ko lalkaaro
bina lade mat haaro
dushman ko lalkaaro

geet puraane gaao
chhedo dil ke saaz ko
geet puraane gaao
chhedo dil ke saaz ko

lekar apna naam kabhi tum
khud ko aawaz do
lekar apna naam kabhi
tum khud ko aawaaz do
geet puraane gaao
chhedo dil ke saaz ko
lekar apna naam kabhi
tum khud ko aawaz do
geet puraane gaao
chhedo dil ke saaz ko
lekar apna naam kabhi tum
khud ko aawaz do

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S P Balasurahmaniam version
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(whistling sound)

mushqil mein hai kaun kisee kaa samjho is raaz ko
mushqil mein hai kaun kisee kaa samjho is raaz ko
lekar apnaa naam kabhi tum khud ko o aawaaz do o
laaa laalaa laaaa laaa
aey hey aey ae ae
raa aa raaa aaa
mushqil mein hai kaun kisee kaa samjho is raaz ko
lekar apnaa naam kabhi tum khud ko o aawaaz do o
mushqil mein hai kaun kisee kaa

jeeney ka na shauq rahey to
kya rakhaa hai jeeney mein
aaa hha haa
jeeney ka na shauq rahey to
kya rakhaa hai jeeney mein
ek qaidee ki tarhaa padaa hai
kab se ye dil seeney mein aen
pinjrey ka darwaazaa todo
panchchi ko parwaaz do
lekar apnaa naam kabhi tum khud ko aawaaz do o
mushqil mein hai kaun kisee kaa samjho is raaz ko
mushqil mein hai kaun kisee kaa

laallaala lallalallaaa
laalalaalal lalaallaaaa
laallaalaaa lallallaaa
laalalaalal lalaallaaaa

doston ye zindagi ek imtihaan hai aey ae
doston ye zindagi ek imthihaan hai aey ae ae
jeenaa to mushqil hai
marnaa aasaan hai aey ae ae
aasaan hai aey ae ae
o jeeney waalon zindagi ko koyee andaaz do
lekar apnaa naam kabhi tum khud ko aawaaz do o
mushqil mein hai kaun kisee kaa samjho is raaz ko
mushqil mein hai kaun kisee kaa

(aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

aur naheen to kam se kam
itni to taqleef karo o
aur naheen to kam se kam
itni to taqleef karo o
logon ki taareefon mein
kabhi apni bhi taareef karo o
sabse to tum khush ho
apney aap se kyon naaraaz ho
lekar apnaa naam kabhi tum khud ko o aawaaz do o
mushqil mein hai kaun kisee kaa samjho o is raaz ko
lekar apnaa naam kabhi tum khud ko o aawaaz do o
laaaa laaa laa aa
laalaa laalaaa
roo roo rooo
roo roo roo
roo roo roo rooo


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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In the early era of Talkie films, few film studios were famous and well established. Most of these were into making Silent films also. Studios like Prabhat, Imperial, Maadan, Sagar, Bharat, Ranjit, Krishna Tone, Saroj, Saraswati, Kamala Movietone and Ploayart Phototone (of Kardar) from Lahore were active in making Talkie films in the first few years. Studios like Elephanta Movietone- Punjab, Oriental pictures-Lahore, Sharda Movietone-Bombay, Eastern Films Ltd.- Hyderabad, Pioneer Films- Calcutta Ajanta Cinetone (Bhavnani) etc. jumped into the fray 2-3 years later and made Talkie films.

Over a period, studios having a strong and solid financial base and own studios sustained for longer periods and the smaller, occasional filmmakers disappeared. As the time went by, some more powerful and healthy film studios like Minerva(Sohrab Modi) and Bombay Talkies (Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani)entered the filmmaking and gave memorable quality films. After few years, ambitious and capable young people working in these studios separated and established their own studios like Mehboob Studios, Kardar Studios, Raj kamal Kala Mandir etc.

This went on expanding till the studio system crumbled in or around late 40’s and 50’s and Freelancing started. This escalated the cost of making films. Films which were made in 40-50 thousands in early 40’s, went up in Lakhs by late 50’s and then on in crores. Now a popular and successful Hero takes his fees in Crores. The cost of higher class cinema theatres’ tickets rose from 1 rupee to 400 rupees for reclining seats and a Blanket if you want to sleep there ! Only one thing remains same from early cinema theatres to today’s luxurious Multiplex theatres and that is BED BUGS !! They are still available free with every ticket !!!

Today’s song is from film Kokila-1937, made by Sagar Movietone. It will not be an exaggeration to say that the First Decade of Talkie films, i.e. 1931 to 1940 belonged to Sagar Movietone. They made 51 Hindi films in this period and many of these films became Hits and Popular . Films like –

1932 Zarina, Maya Bazar and Meerabai
1933 Mahabharat and Premi Paagal
1934 Grihalaxmi and Shehar ka Jaadu
1935 Dr. Madhurika, Al Hilaal, Vengeance is mine
1936 Man Mohan, Do Deewane and Village Girl
1937 Jagirdar, Kokila and Mahageet( playback started in Bombay from this film)
1938 Dynamite, Gramophone Singer, Hum Tum aur Woh ( first film with 3 Heroes) and 300 days and after
1939 Ek hi Rasta, Ladies Only and Service Ltd.
1940 Alibaba, Civil Marriage and Kumkum

These films were Hits or Popular.

Sagar also gave opportunities to youngsters to become big names later in life. Some examples are-

Actors Motilal, Surendra, Sheikh Mukhtar, Yaqub, Kumar, Sankata Prasad
Director Mehboob, Sarvottam Badami,Ramchandra Thakur, C M Luhar, Nanubhai Vakil, Ezra Mir and Kanjibhai Rathod (First Dalit director to get a chance)
MDs Anil Biswas, Pransukh Nayak, S P Rane, Anupam Ghatak
Actresses Bibbo, Sabita Devi, Maya Banerjee, Sitara Devi and Shobhana Samarth ( after her first film ‘ Nigahe Nafrat’-1935, she got a boost with 2 films here)

Surendra and Motilal were initiated in films by Sagar. The pair of Motilal and Sabita Devi was so popular that they paired in 8 successful films. It was also in Sagar that Mehboob, Anil Biswas and Faredoon Irani became thick friends.( it is another matter that AB and Mehboob split in 1940, never to come together again). They made 6 films together in Sagar.
Thus the contribution of Sagar Movietone in giving successful stars in all fields was ,if not better, but at least equal to Prabhat, Ranjit, Bombay Talkies and New Theatres.

Film Kokila -37 was directed by Sarvottam Badami and the music was by Anil Biswas. The cast included the popular pair of Motilal and Sabita Devi as well as Shobhana Samarth, Siddiqui, Maya Banerji, Sitara, Sankata prasad etc. This film was based on the popular noel of the same name, by R.V.Desai (20-5-1892 to 20-9-19540 a leading Gujarati novelist. Another film on his other novel Purnima was made by Prakash Pictures in 1938. The dialogues and songs were written by Siddiqui – who had also acted in this film. He was earlier in New Theatres having acted in films like Pooran Bhagat-32, Rajrani Meera-33 and Chandidas-34. The screenplay was by R.R. Gharekhan, who later changed his name to ‘ Gautam’. As per review of Baburao Patel in his magazine Film India, the film was not very good. however it did good business.

Today’s song is sung by Dattaram kadam- a name I heard first and last time here. Even in Marathi films, he is not mentioned anywhere. The song is good and the singer seems to be an expert. Maybe he was an actor singer on Marathi stage dramas. Anil Biswas was typically very fond of Chorus songs. Almost all of his films will have 1 or 2 Chorus songs. In this film also there are 2 Chorus songs. This film was released on 30-10-1937 in Roxy theatre, Bombay. With this song film Kokila-1937 makes its Debut on this Blog.

( information from the book ” Sagar Movietone” by Biren Kothari ji, ” तीन भिंतींची दुनिया ” by Bhai Bhagat, HFGK and my notes is used for this write up, with thanks.)


Song-Auron ka jag kya hai saadhu apni duniya paida kar (Kokila)(1937) Singer- Dattaram Kadam, Lyricist- Siddiqi, MD- Anil Biswas

Lyrics

Auron ka jag kya hai saadhu
apni duniya paida kar
Auron ka jag kya hai saadhu
apni duniya paida kar
aashaaon ki naao mein baithh ke
aashaaon ki naao mein baithh ke
naya kinaara paida kar
aashaaon ki naao mein baithh ke
naya kinaara paida kar
Auron ka jag kya hai saadhu
apni duniya paida kar
Auron ka jag kya hai saadhu
apni duniya paida kar

jeewan apna apne saare
jeewan apna apne saare
apna ho ??
jeewan apna apne saare
apna ho ??
apna mandir apna devta
apni pooja paida kar
apna mandir apna devta
apni pooja paida kar
Auron ka jag kya hai saadhu
apni duniya paida kar
Auron ka jag kya hai saadhu
apni duniya paida kar
aashaaon ki naao mein baithh ke
aashaaon ki naao mein baithh ke
naya kinaara paida kar
aashaaon ki naao mein baithh ke
naya kinaara paida kar
Auron ka jag kya hai saadhu
apni duniya paida kar
Auron ka jag kya hai saadhu
apni duniya paida kar


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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Today’s song is from the film Ekadashi-1955, a Mythological film.

Culture and Religion have a close relationship. The commonest points of Religion, followed by a majority for time immemorial, becomes the culture of the nation. Raas Garba, Ganesh Utsav, Diwali celebrations and Indian Calendar New Year days in respective regions are no more a matter of Religion by now. They have become the cultural heritage of the country. A good example is Holi or lighting done on Deepavali or touching the feet of the elders…all these constitute Culture, though its roots are traceable to religion.

Today, Religion, for most people in the world, I feel,is limited to one’s personal space and I believe, in today’s setup it is also very appropriate to limit the religion to one’s home. One should not get confused between Religion and Bhakti. Mythological films are based essentially on stories from the Holy books, like Ramayana, Mahabharat or the Puranas. Bhakti pradhan films are based on personalities engaged in devotion to their Deity. Thus, films like Narsi Bhagat or Sant Tukaram are Bhakti pradhan films, whereas films like Pawanputra Hanuman or Veer Arjun are Mythological or Pauranik films. Films on saints like Kabir, Soordas, Tulsidas or Tyagaraja are not religious but Mythological films are surely religious films.

The film Ekadashi-55 was made by All India pictures. produced by R.L. and M.L.Arora, it was directed by V.M.Gunjal. The music director of Ekadashi-55 was Avinash Vyas, ably assisted by Jayanti lal. There were 8 songs in the film. The cast of the film was Trilok Kapoor, Mala Sinha ( her only Mythological film), Sulochana, Gope, Badri Prasad etc etc. The Heroine of this film was Mala Sinha. It is mentioned in HFGK and also features in the credits of the film. However,strangely, she always avoided accepting that she ever worked in this film.

Mala Sinha came from Calcutta to make a career in Bombay films. In Calcutta she worked in a Bilingual film ‘Chitrangada-54’ in Bangla and Hindi. In 54 again, she did her first film in Bombay, Badshah-54 (released on 15-10-54), then came Hamlet-54 (released on 7-1-55), Riyasat-55 and Ekadashi-55.

In all her interviews, Mala Sinha always quoted “Rangeen Raten”-56 with Shammi Kapoor as her first film in Bombay. She was ashamed of revealing that in film Riyasat-55, her Hero was Mahipal and in film Ekadashi-55 it was Trilok Kapoor. She always hid this fact. There are many Heroines who want to hide their struggling days. For example,in the film “Professor”-62 Shammi Kapoor’s Heroine was Kalpana. Though touted as her first film, her first film was Pyar ki Jeet-62, opposite Mahipal- a fact which Kalpana always hid from everyone.

Similarly, A grade Heroine Meena Kumari also had done several Mythological and costume films before Baiju Bawra took her high up and above other Heroines. Films like Veer Ghatotkach-49, Shri Ganesh Mahima-50, Laxmi Narayan-51, Hanuman Paataal vijay-51 and Alladin aur Jadui Chirag-52 had Mahipal as her Hero. In her later years, she always hid her earlier film Heroes.

Even comedian Johnny Walker, who is supposed to have made a beginning with Baazi-51, had earlier worked in “The last message or Aakhri paigham”-49. However this fact is not told by anyone.

Not only actors, but even singers do this. They hesitate to say that they first sang for C grade films. Take the case of Sudha Malhotra, who used to declare Arzoo-50 as her first film, under Anil Biswas, but she never told that earlier she had sung 3 songs in film Aakhri paigham-49, under the baton of Abid Hussein Khan, composer.

Lyricists are not far behind. Gulzar’s first song was not from Bandini – 63, as is claimed. He has written lyrics in films Choron ki Baraat-60, Diler Haseena-60 and Shriman Satyawadi-60. He wrote these songs as Gulzar Deenvi. Then he wrote lyrics in the film Kabuliwala-61 and Prempatra-62 in the name of Gulzar. Even then he claims Bandini-63 as his first film- which is wrong.

It is very unfortunate that once the artiste becomes famous, he tends to forget his humble beginning with a less known film or a composer. This is because they are ashamed of it. I feel the blame also goes to people who take their interview, because the interview takers do not do proper homework. Many times they do not know anything and simply note down whatever is told by the artiste.

Coming back to today’s film Ekadashi-1955, many of the younger generation may not know what Ekadashi means. Not their fault. Children learn from what goes around , first in the family and then in the world around them.

What is Ekadashi ?

Ekadasi, is the eleventh lunar day (Tithi) of the shukla (bright) or krishna (dark) paksha (fortnight) of every lunar month in the Hindu calendar (Panchang). In Hinduism and Jainism it is considered a spiritually beneficial day. Scriptures recommend observing an (ideally waterless) fast from sunrise on the day of Ekadashi to sunrise on the day following Ekadashi. Hindu scriptures teach that it is especially important to avoid all beans and all grains on this day because on the day of Ekadashi these two foods are contaminated by sin, one should eat only fruits and vegetables and milk products on this day. Ekadashi day is recognized as the best of all days to fast because it is on this day of the moon phase in which the rays of the moon actually nourish the subtle nerves and feelings of the heart.

Two Ekadashis occur in one month according to positions of the moon. The progression of the moon from full moon to new moon is divided into fifteen equal arcs. Each arc measures one lunar day, called “tithi”: The time it takes the moon to traverse that distance is the length of that lunar day. Ekadashi refers to the 11the tithi, or lunar day. The eleventh tithi therefore corresponds to a precise phase of the waxing and waning moon: In the bright half of the lunar month, the moon will appear roughly 3/4 full on Ekadashi, and in the dark half of the lunar month, the moon will be about 3/4 dark on Ekadashi.

Bhagavata Purana (sk. IX, adhy. 4) notes the observation of Ekadashi by Ambarisha, a devotee of Vishnu.

Ekadashi Vrat is supposed to be very important. In Maharashtra, the Ekadashi falling in the month of ASHADH is celebrated at Vitthal Mandir in the Holy city of Pandharpur. Lakhs of devotees walk for 21 days,barefoot, to reach the temple. It is called VAARI. Here is more information-

Ashadhi Ekadashi , Pandharpur

The Pandharpur yatra is held on Aashadi Ekadashi (June- July). One of the most famous pilgrimages in Maharashtra, Pandharpur Ashadhi Ekadashi Wari has been taking place for more than 700 years. This is a religious padyatra,which comprises over 1 million pilgrims traveling for 21 days to Vithoba temple by foot. Numerous palkhis (processions) from various towns and villages join the main palkhi that starts from Sant Tukaram Temple at Dehu in Pune district. The yatra culminates at the Vithoba temple on Ashadi Ekadasi at Pandharpur. The annual Pandharpur Yatra to the famous Vithoba Temple at Pandharpur in Maharashtra is an unparalleled pilgrimage that breaks the barriers of caste, creed, rich and poor. The main rituals are performed in the early morning (0300hrs).

This is not unique to Maharashtra. Almost in every state of India, such pilgrimages are undertaken. Speaking of the South, the pilgrimage to Lord Ayyappa on Sabarimala Hills in Kerala is famous. After 40 days of Penance and Abstinence, devotees walk-in Black Clothes- to Sabari Malai. In the North the pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi is well known. In the East people visit Kamakhya Devi on a Pilgrimage. Not millions, but Billions of Indians do these pilgrimages.

The film was directed by a veteran – Dada Gunjal. Director Vishnupant Mathaji Gunjal or simply Dada Gunjal, was born in Kolhapur in 1904. He was not interested in education,so after passing his matriculation,he joined the film industry. Initially he worked in various capacities,but concentrated on Directing the films. He established his own Gunjal Production company at Bombay and directed his first silent film Collegian in 1929. Soon ,realising that producing films was not his cake,he shifted to Directing films for Vishwesh film company,Bombay making silent films like Bharati, The Bandit, Vijeta,Bewafa Qatil, Khabardar, Bhedi Khanjar etc.

When Talkie films started ,he directed Bhakta ke bhagwan and Ambarish in 1934. Dada Gunjal directed in all 37 films. Some of his films were,Bhakta Dhruv, Panihari, Aparadhi, Ekadashi, Mata, Mamta, Tulsi, Bhakta ke Bhagwan, Noorjehan, Baaraat, Kirti, Pati patni, Alakh Niranjan, Mother india -1938 etc.

Dada Gunjal died in 1968.

The story of film Ekadashi-1955 was-

In the days of the King Rukmangad of Ayodhya, the King and all his subjects, Proud or Humble, adhered to this Fast and as a result, while they lived on this planet they had Peace of Mind and therefore Temporal Bliss and after death ascended to Heaven. Now that all Ayodhya people went to Heaven-and Ayodhya was a vast and populous kingdom-the population of Hell fell colossally. This caused great anxiety to the King of Hell-YAMRAJ, as his Prowess as King narrowed down with the diminished numbers. He took upon himself to create a breach in the strict observance of the fast by the King Rukmangad: as like King, like subjects, all would follow suit and prosperity would reign supreme in Hell. But all the manoeuvres of Yamraj fell flat against the religious fervour with which the King followed the observance. As a last resort, Yamraj got Mohini by supplicating to Brahma. Mohini-beauty incarnate in female form-was a power that subdued all it saw; sages or saints, high or low. The ordeal of putting up resistance to this force was too much for Rukmangad and he staggered. Diamond cuts diamond and woman does likewise. The Maharani Sandhyavalli knew this and her efforts and sacrifices to save her lord proved all in vain. The King’s heroic struggles against beauty aroused were wasted and when all seemed black for this holy pair their son, Dharmangad, rose to the sally of beauty. Child against beauty-both the highest creations of the Almighty were arrayed face to face. Finally,it was the victory of Good over Evil. Mohini accepted her defeat and withdrew. Thus the importance of Ekadashi Vrat remained intact.

Here is a song from this film sung by Lata Mangeshkar and chorus.


Song- Man ka mail tu dho le re dhobaniya (Ekaadashi)(1955) Singer- Lata, Lyricist- Pt. B C Madhur, MD- Avinash Vyas
Chorus

Lyrics

Man ka mail tu dho le re dhobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le
Man ka mail tu dho le re dhobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le
jag ke praani roz badalte
apne apne chole re dhobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le
Man ka mail tu dho le re dhobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le

Moh maaya ka bojh uthhaa kar
nainon ke panghat par jaa kar
kaam krodh mad lobh ko dho le
ghaat ghaat kyun doley re dhobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange

kapde dhote umar khoyegi
karmon ka kab mail dhoyegi
ek aasraa us dhobi ka
teri wo gathhri khole re dhobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange

Bramha Vishnu Shiv is jal mein
uske paap katenge pal mein
ek baar jo patit paavan
Ganga ki jai boley re dgobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange


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Today’s song is from the film Adhikar-1938. Made at Calcutta by New Theatres, the film was directed by P C Barua, who also acted in the film’s both versions-Bangla and Hindi. The film title was the same in both. While the Bangla version released on 12-1-1939, the Hindi version was delayed and released on 21-10-1939.

In the early era of film making, right from the Silent films, Bombay was the most active and important film centre. Two local communities in Bombay were predominantly engaged in filmmaking. One was the Gujarati – who were shrewd businessmen who had an eye on the profits. The other local community was Marathis. Marathi people were poor in finance, bereft of business acumen, they were very good performers. So, they were inclined to acting, direction,production, Art direction, story writing, Music directions, singing etc. Everything and anything that did not involve finance or business !

This continued till the Talkie arrived. Then one more player joined in and that was Bengali community from Calcutta. They recognised the need to showcase their films on the All India platform to make their film industry viable. So, making Hindi films for the All India market started. The pioneers in Cinema in Bengal – the Madons had their own network of Cinema Theatres and after a while New Theatres too established their film distribution network in North, West and South India.

Bengalis were hardworking and intelligent in those days and so understood the mechanics of successful films.First thing that they did was to use established novels and stories from the Bengali literature to make films. The Madons had bought the rights of all the novels of Bankimchandra Chatterjee and the New Theatres followed suit by using Sharadchandra Chatterji and the rest of the famous writers. This made their film’s base strong. Secondly, they introduced their favourite and revered Rabindra Sangeet in film songs. To the Bombay audience, who was bored with classical and stage drama music, this was a welcome change. Thus, in the early years of Talkie films i.e. 1933 to almost 1945, Calocutta contributed substantially in making films popular and profitable.

Automatically, many Bangla artistes tried their hand at acting and Music making in Hindi films. Have you ever heard of these names ?
Radhacharan Bhattacharya, Motibabu, N R Bhattacharya, Shoolpani Mukherjee, S P Mukherjee, V V Ganguly, Niren Lahiri, Shivrani Ghosh, A C Biswas, Bhishmadev Chatterjee etc etc .

I am sure none of these names ring any bell in your mind. Simply because they are not famous Bangla names. Let me tell you that these are some names of Bangla Music Directors, who gave music to Hindi films in the 30s and 40s. The contribution of Bangla artistes in various fields of film making, especially Music composition and singing has been sizable. Over a period, with the emergence and strengthening of regional centres, the contribution started reducing and in a period of 20 years,it trickled to the minimum.

In the decade of the 30s Music Directors like R C Boral, Pankaj Mullik, K C Dey, Timir Baran, Anupam Ghatak and Anil Biswas contributed heavily by building the base of Hindi Film music. In the 40s it was Pannalal Ghosh, Kamal Dasgupta, Pt.Ravishankar and Ram Ganguly. In the 50s it was S D Burman, Salil Chaudhary and Hemant Kumar. In the 60s it was Robin Banerjee, in the 70s it was only R D Burman and in the 80s it was only Bappi Lahiri.

Similarly, among Singers too the initial high number came down over a period. To start with it was K C Dey, Anil Biswas, Ashok Kumar, Asit baran, Harimati Dua, Kalyani Das(real name Zareena), Kanan Devi, Pahadi Sanyal, Pankaj Mullik, Parul Ghosh, Maya Banerjee etc. Then came Ashima Banerjee, Geeta Dutt, Hemant Kumar, Jagmohan, Juthika Roy, Manna Dey, Ranu Mukherjee, Sandhya Mukherjee, Sailesh Mukherjee, Shankar Dasgupta, Subir Sen, Utpala Sen etc. In the 70 to 85 period it was mainly Kishore Kumar, Amit kumar, Aarti Mukherjee, Bappi Lahiri, Runa Laila, Kalyani Mitra, Pankaj Mitra, Sapan Chakravarty etc. After 85 the number was reduced to Shreya Ghoshal, Abhijeet, Babul Supriyo etc.
(All names are only indicative and not exhaustive).

Amongst the singers from Bengal, possibly Pahadi Sanyal acted in the maximum number of Hindi films-36. He sang 70 songs in 20 Hindi films, the rest were for only acting. His songs with Uma Shashi, Kanan Devi, Molina Devi and Sehgal were famous. Luku Sanyal-the English news Reader of early Doordarshan News was his daughter. Today’s film Adhikar-38 had music by Timir baran bhattacharya. The cast of the film was P C Barua, Jamuna, Menaka, Pahadi Sanyal, Pankaj Mullik, Jagdish Sethi, Bikram Kapooretc.etc. From the cast, Menaka Devi was a member of Same Name Confusion, as there was another Menaka-actress and singer- from Bombay in the same time period.

Menaka Devi (Calcutta Wali) was born in Varanasi on 23-1-1921. Her mother was a resident of the holy city although her father was from Bengal. She studied upto Matriculation. She could speak fluent English and Hindi, but not much of Bangla, having been raised in Varanasi. Her interest in music and dance took her to Bombay where she starred in a couple of films like Prince Thaksen (1929), Uttara Abhimanyu, Ishwar Ki Maut and others as a child artiste. When the Talkie started she acted and sang in Bhedi Rajkumar-34, Pyara Dushman-35 and Krishna Shishtai – 35.

Reportedly, she met the legendary film director Debaki Bose of Bengal during a train journey and he was so impressed by her that he decided to cast her in the lead role of his next venture in the Hindi version of the bilingual Sonar Sansar (1936 in Bangla and Sunehra Sansar-36 in Hindi) and thus began the illustrious career of Menaka Devi.

Her devotion to work was such that she learnt Bengali, her mother tongue although she was anything but fluent in it having spent all her life till then outside Bengal, so that she could play the same role (that of Alka) in the Bengali version also. Dhiraj Bhattacharya was her first hero on the screen. P.C.Barua, who was on the lookout for a young and fresh face to play Jharna in his forthcoming production Mukti (1937) selected her for both the versions ( Bangla and Hindi) and a flow started whereby she starred in films like Adhikar (1939), Abhigyan (1938), Bardidi (1939 in Bangla and Badi Didi in Hindi), Rajat Jayanti (1940) and others.

She decided to try her luck in Bombay around 1944 and starred in a few films there and definitely made her presence felt although playing the second lead most of the time. Kishore Sahu procured her services for Hamari Duniya (1952). She was married to Pannalal Shrivastav and had 1 daughter ( Jaya Ganguly). She turned producer also and this proved her undoing. Both her films as producer, Apna na Huye Apne (No information of this film,probably incomplete) and Jeene Do-48, both starring herself with prominent Bombay stars flopped.

She returned to Calcutta a broken woman and found to her dismay that roles were not coming to her. She joined the MG Enterprise, a drama group of Molina Devi and performed on the stage to continue to live as an actress. She even arranged magic shows along with husband Pannalal Srivastava while small roles came pouring in films like Ekti Raat (1956) and others. The feature that strikes even today while seeing her performance is the spontaneous nature of her acting. Why good roles eluded her is a mystery. She was last seen on the screen in Bhombal Sardar (1983). In all, she acted in 60 films-Bangla and Hindi together. She was in 19 Hindi films and sang 8 songs in 4 Hindi films.

Her end came on 22-1- 2004 after a prolonged fight not only against poor health but also poverty. Her death was reported only in one Bengali daily although news of her death received good coverage on television.

Here is a small note on Jagdish Sethi.

Jagdish Sethi was born on 15-1-1903 at Pind Dandan Khan (Campbellpore) in Punjab.

After matriculation in 1920, he graduated from Lahore. He was known as a fighter in college due to his dominating nature. He joined the film line as assitant cameraman in Punjab film company in 1928.

He went to Calcutta to work as an extra in New Theatres, came back to Bombay and worked in Alam Ara-31. He went back to New Theatres in 1933 and worked in films like President,Anath Ashram,Mukti, jawani ki reet,Ghar ki laaj etc.

He worked in about 85 films in his career. In Bombay he was famous as a person with changing moods. He did not have many friends. He worked in films made by Imperial, Amar Movietone, Maiden Films, New Theatres, Laxmi Productions (belonging to L V Prasad), Janak Productions, Filmistan etc etc. He started his own J.S.Productions and produced and directed films like Do Dil-47, Raat ki Rani-49, Jaggu-52 and Pensioner-54.

He amassed huge wealth. He was fond of Racing, Cards and Tennis. He was also a writer and published a book “Hichkiyan”-short stories on Film world.

He died on 12-6-1969.

Today’s song is sung by Pankaj Mullik, Pahadi Sanyal and Pratap Mukherji. The tune of today’s song is similar to one used in film Forty Days-1959 song of Asha-Manna Dey “Naseeb hoga mera meherbaan kabhi na kabhi”….MD-Bipin-Babul. Enjoy….


Song- Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho (Adhikaar)(1938) Singers- Pankaj Mullik, Pahadi Sanyal, Pratap Mukherjee, Lyricist-Arzoo Lucknavi, MD- Timir Baran Bhattacharya

Lyrics

Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho
Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho
zakhm ki tarah hanso
haan zakhm ki tarah hanso
dard ki haalat na kaho
Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho

sukh mein jo hain
unhen kya kadr (??)
paraaye jo thhaken
haan aan aan
sukh mein jo hain
unhen kya kadr (??)
paraaye jo thhaken
haan aan aan
haan haan
haan aan
?? se achcha hai ke haajat(??) na kaho
?? se achcha hai ke haajat(??) na kaho
Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho

sabr kadva hai magar
haan aan aan
sabr kadva hai magar
sabr ka phal meethha aa hai ae
haan aan aan
haan
bhes badli hui ??aahat ko
??yat na kaho
bhes badli hui ??aahat ko
??yat na kaho
Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho

Bhed khulta hai
bharam jaataa hai
hoti hai hansi
?? aane se hi ?? na kaho
?? aane se hi ?? na kaho
Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho

aa aa aa
apne hi munh se
haaye ye apni hi tauheen
haan aan tauheen
aa aa aa aa
apne hi munh se
haaye ye apni hi tauheen
haan aan tauheen
sharm izzat ki agar hai
to museebat na kaho
gar museebat ki agar hai
to museebat na kaho
Aish waalon se gareebi ki museebat na kaho


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.

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4458

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 142 # Missing Films of 1971- 06 #
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Today’s song is from a ‘debutant movie’ ‘Naag Pooja – 1971’. This movie was directed by Shantilal Soni for ‘Dimple Enterprisers, Bombay’.

It was produced by Virendra Kumar. It had Sujit Kumar, Sanjana, with Jairaj, Indira Billi, Ram Mohan, Mohan Choti and Mukri. They were supported by Manorama, Madhu Apte, Uma Dutt, Uma Khosla, Saroj Mayak, Sadhana Khote, Sawan Kumar, Tilakraj, Basheer, Indira Bansal, Ram Murti, Shamsheer, Nichani, Machhar, Radheysham, Rirkoo, Baby Pushpa, Ram Chotrani. And Wonder Child Bobby with 81, Cobras (as mentioned in the title of this movie).

Editing of this movie was done by Kantilal Shukla.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 28.09.1971.

This movie had five songs written by Bharat Vyas (three songs) and Irshad (two songs).

S.No. Song Title Singer/s
01 Main tera Mohan, haay haay, tu meri mohaniya Mahendra Kapoor, Usha Khanna
02 Gulaabi aankhon waale ye kya pilaa diya Asha Bhonsle
03 Roye dharti aur Aakash, piya sang chali banwaas Mohd Rafi, chorus
04 Chhote munh se badi baat… sab mein wahi raam hai, sab mein wahi shyaam Suman Kalyanpur
05 Main baalak tum jag-paalak ho, he sheshnaag ab jaag jaag Asha Bhonsle

Mohd Rafi, Mahendra Kapoor, Asha Bhonsle, Suman Kalyanpu(rkar) (as the titles of this movie mentioned) and Usha Khanna had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Usha Khanna.

Today’s song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur.I guess that it is lip-synced by Baby Bobby on screen . Also seen in the picturisation of this song are Sujit Kumar and many others.

With today’s song, ‘Naag Pooja-1971’ makes its debut on the blog, becoming the 108th movie of 1971 to get represented in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Sab mein wohi Raam hai sabmein wohi Shyaam (Naag Pooja)(1971) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

chhote munh se badi baat
kehtaa hoon suno ae insaanon
upar ki chamak par mat jaao
bheetar ki aatmaa pehchaano
nafrat karnewaalon aakhir
ye bhi hai insaan
ho sakta hai isi bhesh mein
aaye hon bhagwaan

ye kuroop hai
kaalaa hai
bechaara hai
laachaar
isi roop mein kabhi kabhi
prabhu lete hain avtaar

sab mein wohi raam hai
sab mein wohi shyaam
sab ki ek aatmaa
alag alag hain naam
sab ki ek aatmaa
alag alag hain naam
sab mein wohi raam hai
sab mein wohi shyaam
sab ki ek aatmaa
alag alag hain naam
sab ki ek aatmaa
alag alag hain naam

aadmi ke roop rang pe
naa jaayiye
us ke ang mein chhupe
prabhu ko paaiye
aadmi ke roop rang pe
naa jaayiye
us ke ang mein chhupe
prabhu ko paaiye
dil kisi ka bhool se bhi
naa dukhaaiye
jo giraa huaa usey galey lagaayiye
sab mein wohi raam hai
sab mein wohi shyaam
sab ki ek aatmaa
alag alag hain naam
sab ki ek aatmaa
alag alag hain naam

nazar nahin churaaiye
kisi ghareeb se
uski aankh jhaankiye
zaraa kareeb se
nazar nahin churaaiye
kisi ghareeb se
uski aankh jhaankiye
zaraa kareeb se
uski ek palak mein chhupe
seetaa raam hain
aur doosri palak mein
raadhe shyaam hain
sab mein wohi raam hai
sab mein wohi shyaam
sab ki ek aatmaa
alag alag hain naam
sab ki ek aatmaa
alag alag hain naam


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4670 Post No. : 16346

“Girls’ School”(1949) was written and directed by Amiya Chakraborty for Lokmanya Productions, Bombay. Lokmanya Productions was a joint venture of Kavi Pradeep and Amiya Chakraborty. This movie had Geeta Bali, Sohan, Mangala, Krishna, Sajjan, Ram Singh, Shashikala, Vimala Vashisht etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Anil Biswas was signed up as the music director. But he walked out of the movie when he found Kavi Pradeep the co producer interfering in his work. So C Ramchandra composed music for the remaining songs.

Six songs from “Girls’ School”(1949) have been covered in the past. The movie incidentally had little to do with the education of girls despite its fancy title. And the movie duly flopped. So the songs of the movie are better enjoyed as standalone songs, rather than as part of this movie.

Today (1 may 2021) is the birth anniversary of Manna Dey (1 may 1919-24 october 2013). On this occasion, here is a song from “Girls’ School”(1949). The song is sung by Manna Dey and Shamshad Begam. Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

Anil Biswas is mentioned as the music director of this song, but I suspect that this song could have been composed by C Ramchandra, seeing that C Ramchandra used the voices of Shamshad Begam and Lalita Deulkar as female voices in other songs composed for the movie, mainly because Lata Mangeshkar, the first choice for female playback singer, who had recorded three songs with Anil Biswas for the movie, refused to record more songs, when she came to know about the unceremonious ouster of Anil Biswas from this movie. However, I have gone with Anil Biswas as the music director here as mentioned in HFGK.

Today is also International labour day. The lyrics of the song sound appropriate for tat occasion as well.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Phoolon ka sapna dekhne waalon (Girls School)(1949) Singers-Manna Dey, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Anil Biswas
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

phoolon ka sapnaa aa aa
dekhne waalon o o o
kaanton ..on ..on pe chalnaaa aa
seekh lo o
ae jee o o o
o jee o o o

haayye rey phoolon ka sapna
dekhne waalon o o
kaanton pe chalnaa seekh lo
kaanton pe chalna
seekh lo o o
haayye rey phoolon ka sapna
dekhne waalon o o
kaanton pe chalnaa seekh lo
kaanton pe chalna
apne haathon se apni qismat
apne haathon apni qismat
khud badalnaa seekh lo o o
khud badalna seekh lo
haayye rey phoolon ka sapna dekhne waalon o o o

badey atpatey jagat ke rastey ae
o o o
o jee oo

chaley ae ae chalo rey bhai
rotey hanstey
o o o o o o o
o jee oo ooo

yahaan bhool bhulaiyyaa kaheen kaheen
hai taal-talaiyyaa kaheen kaheen
dhokey ka jaal hai har taraf

dhokey ka jaal hai har taraf
zara bachke nikalnaa seekh lo
ae jee bachke nikalna seekh lo
haayye rey phoolon ka sapna dekhne waalon o o
kaanton pe chalnaa seekh lo o
kaanton pe chalna
seekh lo o o
haayye rey phoolon ka sapna dekhne waalon o o o

mat aaney do aankh mein paani ee
oo jee oo
kamzori ki hai ye nishaani..eee
oo jee oo
baadal ki kadak se mat daro
bijli ki tadak se mat daro
baadal ki kadak se mat daro o o o o oo

tum toofaanon ke beech bhi
be-dhadak tehalnaa seekh lo o o o
be-dhadak tehalnaa aa seekh lo o o
thokar pe thokar lagey
thokar pe thokar lagey
magar tum phir bhi sambhlnaa seekh lo
ae jee phir bhi sambhalnaa seekh lo
haayye rey phoolon ka sapna dekhne waalon o o o
kaanton pe chalnaa seekh lo
kaanton pe chalna
seekh lo o o
haayye rey phoolon ka sapna dekhne waalon o o


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.

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4663 Post No. : 16334

(#Music Composer-Singer-Bappi Lahiri#6)
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#the Decade of Eighties – 1981 – 1990 #Year-1983 – The year of ‘Himmatwaalaa’
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We are back for yet another ‘warmer’ summer. Temperatures are already soaring day by day. e are in the midst of the second summer in the ‘pandemic age’. If we compare it to last year’s summer, this year ‘surge of the pandemic’ is decidedly more serious than what it was in the previous year.

For students also, an unusual summer in terms of classes and exams. And that reminds me of the ‘summers’ in my childhood. We would wait for the exams to get over, which would be conducted in March-April. From May it would be vacations till June 7th (or the first or second Monday of June, hope I am correct) when the schools reopened for the next educational year.

The normal planning for the vacations would be to visit grandparents, playing cricket, reading story books, magazines, comics, cricket-samrat’, ‘listening to music on SLBC, ‘Vividh Bharati’ and ‘listening to BBC Khel Samachar etc. on radio’. Watching movies in the nearby city (Akola) would be one more option. Also common in those days were ‘touring talkies’ which would be camping in the season. After a full day of warm summer, one ould enjoy movies in the evening and night shows in these touring talkies which generally would be in open fields.

That was the planning for ‘summer vacations’ but before that we had to go through exams.

When I talk of ‘summer nostalgia’, I cannot forget the summer of the most important year in my life, and that is the year ‘1983’ (educational year 1982-83) when I was in 10th standard and I appeared for the board exams in Mar-1983 (or may be Mar-April-1983).

A crucial year of studies in one’s life according to the general ‘perception’ in our society (in those years, or it is the same even today?) 😊.
However, we were not having those many comforts we have now. There was no TV, no mobile, no internet, no fridge (at our home).
But there was ‘Radio’ or ‘Transistor’ and there were books and newspapers. Other than cricket it was ‘carrom’ ‘badminton’ and other outdoor games etc.

However, my Uncle staying at Koradi (Nagpur) had purchased a ‘Dynora’ ‘b/w’ TV. And India and Pakistan were having a test series. So, somehow, I convinced my parents to allow me to go for few days and watch the matches on TV and come back.

Imagine, on one side all my friends, classmates were tense, and I had bunked my ‘tuitions’ to watch India-Pakistan matches on TV. My tuition teacher asked my parents to please call me back and when I returned from Nagpur, he humbly requested me ‘aata he cricket vagaire soda, ani abhyasaat laksh ghaala’ (forget the cricket now and concentrate on the studies now) And why not he was not even charging me the tuition fees like my other friends.

So, I concentrated on on studies, but still not giving a serious thought to Teacher and Parent’s instructions I continued to at least play half an hour every day and even on examination days, citing the reason of ‘relieving exam stress’ to my parents.

After examinations it was again ‘cricket’ and ‘movies’ too … And when I talk of summer’1983 I cannot forget the movies I watched during the vacation after appearing for the board exams which was like normal exams for me.

Cassette players had already made entry into our colony and a few people possessed them . So, there were songs and movies. Songs of ‘Nikaah’, ‘Disco Dancer’, ‘Himmatwaala’ etc. could be heard anywhere either on radio or ‘tape recorders.’

As a cricket fan, this summer turned out to be the most memorable and unforgettable as Kapil’s Devils clinched the ‘first world cup title’ for India in June’1983.

Given my age that time I was more interested in cricket, movies, books, and study to pass the exams 😊.

Now, when I check the important happenings in our country in that year – 1983 – google had the following results.

● Waiting telephone connections.
● Silk Smitha.
● Khushwant Singh.
● Kapil Dev brings World Cup to India.
● Nellie Massacre tragedy.
● Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.

Challenges were still there, and the next year 1984 was a crucial year as we are all aware we lost our Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The previous years to 1983 i.e., 1981 & 1982 saw floods playing havoc in Rajasthan, and Saurashtra & Orissa, respectively.

All was lost for the peoples residing there, but life had to find its way, so the people of this country do, from time immemorial – facing challenges – fighting them – and winning over them and re-creating more than what has been lost. ‘To fight back with more strength after all is lost’ is in the blood of the people of this land.

Ah! but one cannot bring back the lives that are lost.

Today, again, we are facing challenges and our ‘warriors’ from different fields of the society are fighting with the pandemic and helping people going far out of the way of what they could be.

The stories of highest sacrifices done by individuals and group of peoples never cease to hit the media and life goes on …

Here is a song, that could better explain the ‘challenge’, we as ‘human’ must overcome and save our people, help them, and ‘rebuild’ them.

‘The dignity’ of ‘humanity’ should be upheld and protected.

If 1983 was the year of filmy ‘Himmatwaalaa’ the year ‘2020’ and ‘2021’ have been the years of the ‘real heroes’, who have shown exemplary courage during the ‘lock-down-1’ and first phase of the pandemic, and during the second and worst phase of the pandemic.

Whether they are frontline health workers, doctors, social workers, non-governmental organizations providing food and shelters to many, migrant labors, small entrepreneurs, or start-ups … all of them have suffered a lot themselves. and have still helped many to stand in this hour of calamity.

The ‘pandemic challenge’ is not over yet and still a lot needs to be done by all collectively…

Today’s song is the song which I like most from this movie ‘Himmatwaalaa-1983’ and Bappi Lahiri has given this different composition among the other ‘dance-romance-dream’ songs in this movie. Same thing applies to the lyricist Indeever who penned this song.

In the movie the song happens when nearby villages have been washed off due to flood and nature’s fury (in the movie it is shown taking place in Gujarat).
The hero of the movie Jeetendra calls a meeting of the youths and motivates them to join him in collectively helping those who have lost their all.
However, the elders in the town did not agree with Jeetendra and try to prevent their kin from joining him.

This song takes place here when Jeetendra give the clarion call to all singing this song. As it happens the people (Arun Govil and many others) respond to his call and joined him in this mission.

Video

Audio

Song-Imtehaan imtehaan insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan (Himmatwaala)(1983) Singer-S P Balasubrahmaniam, Lyrics-Indeever,MD-Bappi Lahiri
Chorus

Lyrics

Insaan wo insaan ke jo Kaam aata hai
Insaan wo insaan ke jo Kaam aata hai
Khud ko khatre mein daal ke
Auron ko bachaata hai
Auron ko bachaata hai

Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan
Toote dil ko jo sambhaale
Doobte ko jo bachaa le ae
Toote dil ko jo sambhaale
Doobte ko jo bachaa le ae
Kaam aaye auron ke
Wohi to hai insaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan

Aa aa
Aa
Aa aa
Aa aa
Aa

Paani zehar har ik lehar
Ban gayi toofaan
Muskuraati gaati bastiyaan
Huyin veeraan
Aankhon mein hai jinki
Ganga jamuna ke dhaare ae ae
Apne hi deshwaasi
Ham watan hai hamaare
Ashqon ka ek rang
Sab ka dard ek samaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan

Ghoonghat dulhan ka kholey bina
Koyi so gaya aa
Maa ko nahin khabar
Bhanwar mein laal kho gaya
Maa mar chuki hai
Bhookha laal phir bhi pukaare ae ae
Aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
Kamzor budhaape ko dega
Kaun sahaare ae ae
Gaaon ko shamshaan dekh
Ro diya bhagwaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan
Imtehaan
Imtehaan
Insaaniyat ka aaj imtehaan

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

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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इंसान वो इंसान के जो
काम आता है
इंसान वो इंसान के जो
काम आता है
खुद को खतरे में डाल के
औरों को बचाता है
औरों को बचाता है

इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान
टूटे दिल को जो संभाले
डूबते को जो बचा ले ए
टूटे दिल को जो संभाले
डूबते को जो बचा ले ए
काम आये औरों के
वो ही तो है इंसान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान

आ आ

आ आ
आ आ

पानी ज़हर हर इक लहर
बन गयी तूफ़ान
मुस्कुराती गाती बस्तियां
हुयी वीरान
आँखों में है जिनकी
गंगा जमुना के धारे ए ए
अपने ही देशवासी
हम वतन है हमारे
अश्कों का एक रंग
सब का दर्द एक सामान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान

घूंघट दुल्हन का खोले बिना
कोई सो गया आ
माँ को नहीं खबर
भंवर में लाल खो गया
माँ मर चुकी हा
भूखा लाल फिर भी पुकारे ए ए
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ
कमज़ोर बुढापे को देगा
कौन सहारे ए ए
गाँव को शमशान देख
रो दिया भगवान्
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इम्तेहान
इंसानियत का आज इम्तेहान

आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ





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.

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4638 Post No. : 16296

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 128 # A Tribute to Anand Bakshi#
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Today 30th March 2021 (21.07.1930 – 30.03.2002) is the nineteenth Remembrance anniversary of Lyricist Anand Bakshi. As a tribute to him here is a song from the ‘1976’ movie ‘Mahaachor’ On this occasion .

‘Mahaachor-1976’ was directed by Narinder Bedi for ‘Dachi Films Pvt Ltd, Bombay’. It had Rajesh Khanna, Neetu Singh, Prem Chopra, Kamini Kaushal, Manorama, Anwar Hussain, Krishna Dhawan, Manmohan, Rajan Haksar, Aruna Irani, Sonia Sahni (Special appearance), Master Lollipop, Viju Khote, Rajpal, Narbada Shankar, Jagdish Raj, Pinchoo Kapoor, Birbal, Pratima Devi, Rajnath, Moolchand, Ratnamala, Nishan Singh, Chandu, Dhanna, Mishrilal and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 16.10.1976.

This movie had six songs (as listed below) written by Anand Bakshi and composed by R.D. Burman.

S.No. Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Ae..ho..aa …mera naam yaaron mahaachor hai Kishore Kumar
02 Hindu hoon main naa musalmaan hoon Kishore Kumar
03 Sun Banto baat meri… naiyyo katni raat meri Anand Bakshi, Asha Bhonsle
04 Main tumse pyaar karti hoon Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar 29.12.2011
05 Tu kya mujhe barbaad karega … Lata Mangeshkar
06 Meethhi meethhi ankhiyon se man bhar de Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle 18.07.2016

It can be seen that only two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. The second song appeared after a gap of a little more than four years and six months after the first song. Incidentally today’s song, the third one from this movie, is appearing after a gap of more than four years and eight months (almost about five years). The earlier two songs were posted on anniversaries of Rajesh Khanna. Today’s song is being posted on the ‘Remembrance anniversary’ of Anand Bakshi – the lyricist for this movie.

Today’s song is sung by Kishore Kumar and it is lip-synced by Rajesh Khanna. From the picturization of this song it seems to be lip synced after a communal clash between followers of to religions, where this song serves to preach the values of communal harmony

As mentioned above lyrics are by Anand Bakshi and music is composed by R.D. Burman.

In the year ‘1976’ Anand Bakshi wrote lyrics for the following movies;

S. No Name of the movie Music Director
01 Aap Beetee Laxmikant-Pyarelal
02 Baalika Badhu R.D. Burman
03 Baarood S.D. Burman
04 Bairaag Kalyanji-Anandji
05 Bhanwar R.D. Burman
06 Bullet R.D. Burman
07 Charas Laxmikant-Pyarelal
08 Deewaangee Ravindra Jain
09 Dhongee R.D. Burman
10 Do Ladkiyaan Laxmikant-Pyarelal
11 Jaaneman Laxmikant-Pyarelal
12 Jeewan Jyoti Salil Chaudhary
13 Koi Jeeta Koi Haaraa Laxmikant-Pyarelal
14 Maa Laxmikant-Pyarelal
15 Mahaachor R.D. Burman
16 Mehboobaa R.D. Burman
17 Nehale Pe Dehalaa R.D. Burman
18 Tyaag S.D. Burman

The songs from ‘Kabhie-Kabhie’, ‘Dharam Karam’ and ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’ stood in the first three ranks respectively in the annual list of ‘Binaca-Geetmala’ that year in 1976. As many as eleven songs written by Anand Bakshi figured in this list of ‘1976’. These included songs from ‘Sholay-1975’, ‘Mehboobaa-1976’, ‘Jaaneman-1976’, ‘Warrant-1975’, and ‘Charas-1976’ as well.

let us now listen to today’s song. It is sung by Kishore Kumar. R.D. Burman is the music director and lyrics are by Anand Bakshi.

Video

Audio

Song-Hindu hoon main na Musalmaan hoon (Mahaachor)(1976) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Unknon voice 1
Unknon voice 2

Lyrics

Hindu hoon main naa Musalmaan hoon
Hindu hoon main naa Musalmaan hoon
Mazhab se apne main anjaan hoon
Bas itnaa pataa hai main insaan hoon
Hindu hoon main naa Musalmaan hoon
Mazhab se apne main anjaan hoon
Bas itnaa pataa hai main insaan hoon oon
Itnaa pataa hain main insaan hoon

Jisko pataa ho boley
Mazhab kaa raaz khole
Main jab paidaa hua thha
Likha hua nahin thha
Chehre pe naam mera
Sabko salaam mera
Logon ne jo bhi pukaara
Main ban gayaa bechaara
Baat samajh nahin aati
Kiskaa banoon main saathi
Taubaa hai
Taubaa hai
Main kitnaa nadaan hoon
Mazhab se apne main anjaan hoon
Bas itnaa pataa hai main insaan hoon oon
Itnaa pataa hai main insaan hoon

Likha padha nahin main
Rakhta hoon ispe yakeen main
Maine kahin suna hai
Kisi shayar ne kahaa hai
Mazhab nahin sikhaata
Aapas mein bair rakhna
Kehne ka ye matlab hai
Ye kaunsa majhab hai
Jisne tumhen bhadkaaya
Aapas mein ladna sikhaaya aa
Tum ho khafaa
Tum ho khafaa aur main hairaan hoon
Mazhab se apne main anjaan hoon
Bas itnaa pataa hai main insaan hoon oon
Itnaa pataa hai main insaan hoon

Om namah shivay nanah
Allah ho akbar r r r

Mandir masjid gurudwaare ae
Mandir masjid gurudwaare ae
Maalik ke ghar hain saare
Ha se Hindu banaa hai
Ma se Muslim banaa hai
Ha aur ma se jaano
Ham sab bane deewaanon
Do haath paanv mere
Do haath paanv tere
Jab jism hain ek jaise
Phir ham judaa hain kaise ae
Pehchaano main sach ki pehchaan hoon
Mazhab se apne main anjaan hoon
Bas itnaa pataa hai main insaan hoon oon
Itnaa pataa hai main insaan hoon

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हिन्दू हूँ मैं ना मुसलमान हूँ
हिन्दू हूँ मैं ना मुसलमान हूँ
मजहब से अपने मैं अनजान हूँ
बस इतना पता हैं मैं इंसान हूँ
हिन्दू हूँ मैं ना मुसलमान हूँ
मजहब से अपने मैं अनजान हूँ
बस इतना पता है मैं इंसान हूँ
इतना पता है मैं इंसान हूँ

जिसको पता हो बोले
मजहब का राज़ खोले
मैं जब पैदा हुआ था
लिखा हुआ नहीं था
चेहरे पे नाम मेरा
सबको सलाम मेरा
लोगों ने जो भी पुकारा
मैं बन गया बेचारा
बात समझ नहीं आती
किसका बनूं मैं साथी
तौबा है
तौबा है
मैं कितना नादान हूँ
मजहब से अपने मैं अनजान हूँ
बस इतना पता है मैं इंसान हूँ
इतना पता है मैं इंसान हूँ

लिखा पढ़ा नहीं मैं
रखता हूँ इस पे यकीन मैं
मैंने कहीं सूना है
किसी शायर ने कहा है
मजहब नहीं सिखाता
आपस में बैर रखना
कहने का ये मतलब है
ये कौनसा मजहब है
जिसने तुम्हे भड़काया
आपस में लड़ना सिखाया
तुम हो खफा
तुम हो खफा और मैं हैरान हूँ
मजहब से अपने मैं अनजान हूँ
बस इतना पता है मैं इंसान हूँ
इतना पता है मैं इंसान हूँ

ॐ नमः शिवाय
अल्लाह हो अकबर

मंदिर मस्जिद गुरुद्वारे
मंदिर मस्जिद गुरुद्वारे
मालिक के घर हैं सारे
ह से हिन्दू बना है
म से मुस्लिम बना है
ह और म से जानो
हम सब बने दीवानों
दो हाथ पाँव मेरे
दो हाथ पाँव तेरे
जब जिस्म हैं एक जैसे
फिर हम जुदा हैं कैसे
पहचानो मैं सच की पहचान हूँ
मजहब से अपने मैं अनजान हूँ
बस इतना पता है मैं इंसान हूँ
इतना पता है मैं इंसान हूँ


This article is written by Raja, 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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4616 Post No. : 16252

Today is the 8th of March.
A date that has an immediate connect with those who love Urdu poetry, and lyrics of Hindi films.

They celebrate it every year as the birth anniversary of one of the giants of 20th century Urdu poetry, and easily one of the most highly regarded lyricists the Hindi film industry has known.

I’m talking about Sahir Ludhianvi, of course.
He is right up there as one of the greatest – and I don’t think anyone disputes this.

It’s no secret to those who have read my previous posts here that I’m a massive fan of Sahir. I’ve written many posts on him here – on practically every birth and death anniversary of his. And even some in between.

And yet today is an extra extra special day.

For it’s not just another birth anniversary of his – it is his birth CENTENARY.

Yes, he was born on 8th March 1921 – in other words, exactly 100 years ago.

I need to take a deep breath here to take in this occasion.

What a momentous one it is!

I suppose a centenary is also an opportunity to take a step back and look at what the person’s influence has been over the period in question.

And that is what I hope to do a little bit of here in this post.

Sahir passed away in 1980 – he was only 59 at the time.

But what a life!

Like Lincoln supposedly said “It’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years”.

Sahir lived a life that influenced not only people during his lifetime, but is also inspirational for people, like me and many others, 40 years after his death.

(I hope you can hear this from up there, Sahir saab!)

To understand the influence of Sahir, we need to look at him as more than just a poet.
There were poets before him – and there have been poets after him too.
In his own words, “mujhse pehle kitne shaayar aaye aur aakar chale gaye” and “kal aur aayenge naghmon ki khilti kaliyaan chunne waale”.
And it’s true.
And mind you, they have all, in their own ways, been fabulous too.
We should not demean any of their poetic abilities.

And yet where Sahir stands out, even while being exceptional as a poet, is in being exceptional in speaking out against power and oppression.

No one, NO ONE, did it as well as Sahir.
Or as frequently.

And for that, Sahir is in a league of one.

He exemplified the saying “The pen is mightier than the sword” better than any other poet I know, post-independence, with his poetry repeatedly exposing the hypocrisy in Indian society, and the ills prevalent across various sections of it. He railed against patriarchy and misogyny, against capitalists exploiting labour, against the government silencing dissent.

How can you NOT love such a person?

It all probably started early in Sahir’s life, when, having to choose between his rich father and his suffering mother, he chose the latter.

Maybe that was the trigger for him for the rest of his life, because he always spoke up for the poor, the underprivileged, the oppressed, the marginalized.

Of course there’s more to Sahir than just this.
He had amazing variety too.
Romantic songs. The songs of Hum Dono, Taj Mahal, Gumraah, Humraaz, Shagun and Waqt come immediately to my mind.
Philosophical songs. Main zindagi ka saath, aage bhi jaane na tu, mann ri tu kaahe na dheer dhare, kabhi khud pe…
Bhajans. Aan milo aan milo Shyam saanvre , Allah tero naam and tora mann darpan kehlaaye come to mind.
Qawwalis. Songs of Barsaat Ki Raat and Taj Mahal, for example.
Songs on mother-child relationship – Mujhe Jeene Do, Dhool Ka Phool and Trishul, among others.
Pure fun, zany songs. Sar jo tera chakraaye, aye meri topi palat ke aa.

Each one a gem.

And yet, as I look back on this centenary occasion, it is Sahir’s songs that speak of society, and speak TO society, that I would consider as his most significant and lasting influence.

Without them too, he would be a GREAT poet, no doubt.
But with them, he elevates himself from being just a great poet, to being a decent and conscious human being.

And that to me is far more important than anything else.

So let’s quickly run through some of his poetry where he talks about, or, to, society.
There are many songs of course, but I’ll just mention a few here.

Ye kooche ye neelaam ghar dilkashi ke – Pyaasa (1957)
Ye mehlon ye takhton – Pyaasa (1957)
Saathi haath badhaana – Naya Daur (1957)
Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko – Sadhna (1958)
Tu Hindu banega na Musalmaan banega – Dhool Ka Phool (1959)
Wo subah kabhi to aayegi – Phir Subah Hogi (1958)
Cheen-o-Arab hamaara – Phir Subah Hogi (1958)
Khuda-e-bartar – Taj Mahal (1963)
Na munh chhupa ke jiyo – Humraaz (1967)
Ponchh kar ashq apni aankhon se – Naya Raasta (1970)
Samaj ko badal daalo – Samaj Ko Badal Daalo (1970)

Sahir’s lyrics for such songs were piercing – they went straight to the heart.
It was as if he was pouring out his agony, venting his frustration at society. Showing it a mirror, exposing its hypocrisy.

For example, these seemingly innocuous lines (Sadhna-1958):

kaho jee tum kya kya khareedoge
yahaan to har cheez bikti hai

mohabbat bechti hoon main
sharaafat bechti hoon main
na ho ghairat to le jo
ki ghairat bechti hoon main

Powerful.

Of course, it was not always doom and gloom in his lyrics.
Even while he was critical of society and its ills, he also wrote uplifting lyrics, with hope in them.
Like na munh chhupa ke jiyo , ponchh kar ashq, wo subah kabhi to aayegi mentioned above.
So it’s a combination of frustration and hope – which is probably a pretty accurate representation of his own personality. 🙂
Sahir was himself known to be fairly moody – cheerful one moment, morose the next.

I can keep on and on about Sahir and his songs – I haven’t even scratched the surface.
I haven’t even talked about gems like “pyar par bas to nahin” – Sone Ki Chidiya (1958). But then, one really can’t do justice to Sahir in one post.

So I’m going to force myself to move on – and get to the song for this post.

Before I get to the song, one other thing.

Today, the 8th of March, is also celebrated as International Women’s Day.

It is such a coincidence that both Sahir’s birth date and this date are the same.

Or was it pre-ordained in a sense, because if there was one person who regularly spoke up for women, their rights, how they’ve been oppressed, it was Sahir.

Aurat ne janam diya mardon ko from Sadhna-1958 is of course one of Hindi cinema’s classics. I’ve heard this song many times – and every time it gives me a punch in the gut.

But there were other lesser-known songs too.

And this song which I’m posting today is in that category.

It is from Jiyo Aur Jeene Do (1982).

Since Sahir passed away in 1980, I’m presuming this was one of his last few songs.
Or maybe he had written this earlier, but it got used only later in this film.

Anyway, as usual, it is Avinashji who has helped me with this.
He sent me the lyrics – and, considering it is Sahir’s Day AND Woman’s Day today, it seems to be just the right song for the occasion.

I haven’t seen the film, so I can’t comment about the situation, but the words of the song are powerful – and typically Sahir.

As usual, he talks about exploitation of women in Indian society.
And he references often to Seeta to bring home his point.
How women even today have to go through Agni Pariksha like Seeta had to.
How every woman is expected to just accept oppression without protest.
How even Seeta, who accompanied Ram during his exile, had to listen to his admonition of her.
How a woman can be expected to save herself in a world that has been created for man.
How, when even Ram could be influenced against Seeta, what hope for mere mortals?
How it is the lot of women like Seeta to be born in every era only to bear the burdens of this world.

I must admit the lyrics are very depressing.
Possibly some of the most depressing I have ever come across.
And I’d really like to think the lyrics are also highly exaggerated, and this isn’t today’s reality anyway. After all these lyrics are from more than 40 years ago, and a lot has changed since.

Or has it?

Yes, on one level, it has.
Many more women are better off today than they were 40 years ago.
More educated, more independent.
And yet, most of these are probably from middle- or upper classes of society.
(And even amongst them, there are many horror stories that don’t come to light).
But beyond these, there are many millions of women in India for whom life is a daily struggle.
From the moment they wake up early in the morning, to the moment they finally go to sleep that night, it is a day of just work, work and work. Women are taken so much for granted that society expects nothing less from them.
A woman just relaxing or enjoying herself is a rare sight – it almost seems out of place.
And so many women (especially among the poor) have sadly internalized this lifestyle of struggle, so they think it’s the most normal thing to do.
And I haven’t even talked about women’s safety here – that’s another minefield of a topic where, thanks to men, women don’t feel safe at all anytime during the day, every single day of their lives.
As a man, enjoying freedom that I take for granted, I just cannot imagine how it must be to live like this. All one’s life.

So yes, LOTS to think about.
And LOTS of work to do.
And the ball is in the court of MEN, not WOMEN.
For the simple reason that the cause of the problem is MEN, not WOMEN.

So then I think, however depressing the lyrics of this Sahir song are, are they more depressing than the actual lives of many women in India?

Anyway, this is supposed to be a day of celebration – I do not want to spoil the mood.
And yet, I cannot pretend – so if you don’t mind, I’d like it to be treated as a day of reflection for men too. Sahir would’ve liked that.

Thank you, Sahir saab, for your searing poetry. And for always standing up for the oppressed, and raising awareness on the right issues.
It is entirely our failing as a society that we have failed to make the lyrics you wrote all those decades ago irrelevant.
They are just as relevant today as they were when they were written.

And on that extremely sobering note, let me now end this post.
Thank you for reading.

Video

Audio (Longer)

Song-Seeta ke liye likkhaa hai yahi (Jiyo Aur Jeene Do)(1982) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chup chup apni jaan pe sah jaa aa aa
Duniya ka anyaay
Koyi nahin is dharti par
Jo tera dard bataaye

Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Dukh sah ke bhi mukh se kuchh na kahe
Man ko dheeraj ki shikshaa de
Seeta ke liye likha hai yahi

Gairon ke kadwe bol sune
Apnon ka atyaachaar sahe
Gairon ke ae kadwe bol sune
Apnon ka atyaachaar sahe
Jis Raam ke sang ban ban bhatke
Us Raam ki bhi dutkaar sahe
Dharti mein samaane se pehle
Dharti mein samaane se pehle
Dharti ki tarah har bhaar sahe
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi

Purushon ki banaayi duniyaa mein
Kya ik naari ka maan bache
Purushon ki banaayi ee duniyaa mein
Kya ik naari ka maan bache
Jis zahar se Raam ka man na bachaa
Us zahar se kya insaan bache
Jo reet yugon se jaari hai
Jo reet yugon se jaari hai
Us reet se kaise jaan bache
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi

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

Is andhi bahri nagari mein
Jab jab Seeta ko aana hai
Is andhi bahri nagari mein
Jab jab Seeta ko aana hai
Jeete ji kasht uthhaana
Marne pe sati kahlaana hai
Marne ae pe sati kahlaana hai
Itihaas ke pannon ko sadiyon
Itihaas ke pannon ko sadiyon
Yoon hi ye katha dohraana hai
Seeta ke liye likkha hai yahi
Har yug mein ae agnipareekshaa de
Dukh sah ke bhi mukh se kuchh na kahe
Man ko dheeraj ki shikshaa de
Seeta ke liye likha hai yahi

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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चुप चुप अपनी जान पे सह जा आ
दुनिया का अन्याय
कोई नहीं इस धरती पर
जो तेरा दर्द बटाय

सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
दुःख सह के भी मुख से कुछ न कहे
मन को धीरज की शिक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

गैरों के कडवे बोल सुने
अपनों का अत्याचार सहे
गैरों के ए कडवे बोल सुने
अपनों का अत्याचार सहे ए
जिस राम के संग बन बन भटके
उस राम की भी दुत्कार सहे
धरती में समाने से पहले
धरती में समाने से पहले
धरती की तरह हर भार सहे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

पुरुषों की बनायी दुनिया में
क्या इक नारी का मान बचे
पुरुषों की बनायी ई दुनिया में
क्या इक नारी का मान बचे
जिस ज़हर से राम का मन न बचा
उस ज़हर से क्या इंसान बचे
जो रीत युगों से जारी है
जो रीत युगों से जारी है
उस रीत से कैसे जान बचे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ आ

इस अंधी बहरी नगरी में
जब जब सीता को आना है
इस अंधी बहरी नगरी में
जब जब सीता को आना है
जीते जी कष्ट उठाना
मरने पे सती कहलाना है
मरने ए पे सती कहलाना है
इतिहास के पन्नो को सदियों
इतिहास के पन्नो को सदियों
यूँ ही ये कथा दोहराना है

सीता के लिए लिखा है यही
हर युग में ए अग्निपरीक्षा दे
दुःख सह के भी मुख से कुछ न कहे
मन को धीरज की शिक्षा दे
सीता के लिए लिखा है यही


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Today is 26th january (2021), which is republic day for India. Arguably, this is the most important day for independent India, more important than even the independence day, in my opinion.

71 years have passed since India was declared a republic on 26 January 1950. During the past 71 years, we have been through lots and lots of changes, upheavels, trials and tribulations, calamities etc. Thankfully today we find ourselves in a better position than what we were at in 1950. In fact, we find ourselves in a much better position vis a vis 1990.

I was born when the first Prime Minister and first President of India were still around. So I have lived through the eras of all the Prime Ministers and Presidents of India that we had !

During all these decades, some good practices have taken root. On the other hand, we still have some bad practices that we need to get rid of.

Instead of talking about what the government should do, here I will largely discuss what we need to do. Since we are a democratic republic, our behaviour decides what the government does, rather than the other way round.

Here are some of my observations.

1. Someone else will do it:- This attitude, which is basically passing the buck, has harmed India a great deal over the decades. Instead of doing the work ourselves, we wait for someone else to do the job. As a result, that job remains pending. Worst still, that creates a long lasting problem for the nation.

2. Chalta hai attitude– We expect others to be perfect, but we ourselves are far too lax in our on dealings. We can find fault in the batting technique of Virat Kohli, but we rarely judge our own performance in our workplace with the same high standards.

3. Putting self interest before national interest– Look at the demands of any unions, be it staff union or officers union. All the ten points of their memorandum would contain demands about betterment of their perks, not a single demand would be about the betterment of the organisation.

4. Very few people, typically 1 % of the people are supposed to bear the burden of the entire population. For instance, only 1 % population of India pays income tax, and that money is then squandered in giving subsidy to “poor” people instead of helping them train to come out of “poverty”.

5. Wealth creation and wealth creators have been demonised in India. Poor people and Poverty get glorified. This state of affairs should change immediately.

6. Many indians suffer from inferiority complex vis a vis western countries. This inferiority complex is misplaced and is a result of systematic brainwashing.

The above are some of the points that one can think of without much effort.

What do I have to suggest to improve matters ?

I will make a one point suggestion, instead of making too many suggestions. My one point suggestion is, we have to overhaul our education system. The present education system churns our zombies, who lack the ability to think for themselves and are easily brainwashed. It serves the purpose of the self seeking politicians but it has harmed the country a great deal in all fields. Our education system encourages rote memory, rather than application of knowledge. No wonder our manpower cannot even do basic works, forget doing cutting edge technical works. Whatever competent manpower we have are not because of our education system but inspite of this education system.

We have framed our constitutution based on the British Constitution. But we have not framed our education system based on British education system. British (namely Lord Macauley) gave us an education system in India. Britain herself has an entirely different kind of education system, one that does not seek to produce semi literate babus, unlike the case in India. As soon as India had our constitution, we needed to have our own education system. It has become too late now. Seven decades too late, but better late than never. we can still try and ensure better education system for the future generations.

Instead of insisting on same degrees for everyone, we need to insist on vocational training based on the aptitude of students, instead of imposing the same kind of education on everyone.

Failing an elephant because it cannot climb a tree, failing a monkey because it cannot fly, comdemning a goat because it cannot uproot a tree, that is how our Macaulean education system judges its students.

India has requirements of qualified people in all fields. What is happening now is that all people take the same education.Those who score higher marks become engineers, doctors. Those who score lower marks become civil servants. Those who score even lower become clerks. People scoring even lower become peons, guards etc. Those who cannot get any jobs become freelancers. Those who are not good enough for any jobs become politicians. And all these people are not trained properly for their jobs ! A clerk is not trained to be a clerk. A security guard is not trained to be a security guard. When a civil contractor hires workers to execute his contract, the workers like say masons, or welders are not properly trained for their jobs. They have mostly learnt their work from other workers. In my proposed education system, a mason or a welder will need to be trained by a recognised welding trainer, a plumber by a recognised plumbing trainer etc. This is because continuous imporovemnt takes place in all fields of activities. Our workers whether in organised sector or unorganised sector are far far behind in their knowledge and mastery about latest advancements in their fields. Even security guards should have training.

The above discussion is largely for workers in manufacturing and services sector. The same is needed for the agriculture sector where Indian productivity is among the lowest in the world. One reason is that majority of farmers are not educated. Farmers too need to be well educated in their area of activity, instead of trying to earn the same meaningless degree as others.

In summary, our education system should ensure the supply of highly skilled manpower in all the fields. Even cleanliness, which is considered a menial work, is a specialised work, and people who are tasked with this work need to be well trained for this work.

As I have mentioned earlier, we need to identify the aptitude of individuals and give them vocational training based on his attitude. This is what happens in advanced nations. They do not encourage mindless enrolment in colleges for taking meaningless degrees.

We need not reinvent the wheel. The kind of education system that I have suggested in already available in advanced nations. I suggest that we adopt the German education system. It is a tried and tested education system and we all are aware of German products and their quality that this education system helps produce.

Any country can have two kinds of resources- one is natural resources (mineral ores etc) and other is human resources. One will notice that a country can develop only when its human resources are developed, even if they lack natural resources. For instance, Japan, Israel, Singapore are three nations that have negligible natural resources but they are highly advanced nations thanks to their sell trained human resource. On the other hand we have examples of countries (for example African countries) that are under developed despite possessing vast mineral resources.

India fortunately is very well blessed by nature. But we have failed to make the most of our nature given resources because we have not made the most of our human resources. If we harness our human resources, we sill not only utilise them produtively, we will also be able to take advantage of what the expetts describe as our potential demographic advantage (vast majority of population of India being in working ager group, unlike most other countries).

Today (26 January 2021) we are celebrating our 71st Republic day. We have quite a few things to feel proud about on this occasion. American and British media had predicted millions of covid 19 deaths in India. India has proved them wrong. It appears that these media were watching their own countries in mirror. As on today USA and Britain continue to reel under COVID 19 epidemic, ith Britain even “pioneering” a more dangerous strain of this virus. Unlike these countries, India is even offering low cost and safer vacceines to many countries of the nation.
See this thank you message by Brazil. Makes every Indian proud.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Anjaan”(1941). “Anjaan”(1941) was directed by Amiya Chakraborty for Bombay Talkies Limited, Bombay. The movie had Devika Rani, Ashok Kumar, V H Desai, Girish, Suresh, P F Pithawala, Gulab, Fatty Prasad, Yusuf Suleman, Saiyyad Mukhtar, David, Reva, baby Madhuri, Arun Kumar, Ibnul Hasan, Bachan Lal Dixit, Om Prakash, Tarun Kumar, Bhargavi etc in it.

One will notice that the song is from an era when India was not even independent, forget being a republic. But still this song is an appropriate song for the occasion. This song is penned by Kavi Pradeep who sore patriotism on his sleeves, that too in an era when it was very risky to do so. In this song, sung by Ashok Kumar and others, they exhort the naujaaan of Bharat (viz the human resource of India) to make the most of the opportunity that has presented itself to them. And the song advises them not to miss this opportunity unlike the missed opportunities of the past.

Pannalal Ghosh is the music director.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala many years ago. This happens to be the 500th lyrics contribution by Avinash Scrapwala in the blog. A befitting achievement for him on the occasion of the Indian Republic day, seeing that he too, like Kavi Pradeep, wears his partiotism on his sleeve.

On this occasion, I ish a happy republic day to one and all. Jai Hind.


Song-Kheencho kamaan kheencho (Anjaan)(1941) Singers-Ashok Kumar, Suresh, Revashankar, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Pannalal Ghosh

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Kheencho o
Kheencho o
Kheencho kamaan kheencho o
Kheencho o
Kheencho o
Kheencho kamaan kheencho
O Bharat maa ke naujawaan
Kheencho kamaan kheencho
O Bharat maa ke naujawaan
Kheencho kamaan kheencho
Kheencho kamaan kheencho o
Kheencho kamaan kheencho

Aaj nishaana aa chook na jaana
Pichhli galti mat dohraana
Aaj nishaana aa aa
Aaj nishaana chook na jaana
Pichhli galti mat dohraana
Warnaa phir hoga pachhtaana aa
Warnaa phir hoga pachhtaana
Jagah jagah toofaan bawandar r
Aankhen mat meenchon o
Kheencho kamaan kheencho o
Kheencho kamaan kheencho

Jo bheekh maangne se dar dar
Aazaadi milti ho ghar ghar
Jo bheekh maangne se dar dar
Aazaadi milti ho ghar ghar
Laanat aisi aazaadi par
Laanat aisi aazaadi par
O veeron ke santaan
Desh ko teeron se seencho
Kheencho kamaan kheencho o
Kheencho kamaan kheencho

O Bharat maa ke naujawaan
Kheencho kamaan kheencho
O Bharat maa ke naujawaan
Kheencho kamaan kheencho
Kheencho kamaan kheencho o
Kheencho kamaan kheencho
Kheencho o
Kheencho o
Kheencho kamaan kheencho

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
———————————-

खींचो ओ
खींचो ओ
खींचो कमान खींचो ओ
खींचो ओ
खींचो ओ
खींचो कमान खींचो
ओ भारत माँ के नौजवान
खींचो कमान खींचो
ओ भारत माँ के नौजवान
खींचो कमान खींचो
खींचो कमान खींचो ओ
खींचो कमान खींचो
आज निशाना आ चूक न जाना
पिछली गलती मत दोहराना
आज निशाना आ आ
आज निशाना चूक न जाना
पिछली गलती मत दोहराना
वरना फिर होगा पछताना आ
वरना फिर होगा पछताना
जगह जगह तूफ़ान बवंडर र
आँखें मत मीचो ओ
खींचो कमान खींचो ओ
खींचो कमान खींचो

जो भीख मांगने से दर दर
आज़ादी मिलती हो घर घर
जो भीख मांगने से दर दर
आज़ादी मिलती हो घर घर
लानत ऐसी आज़ादी पर
लानत ऐसी आज़ादी पर
ओ वीरों के संतान
देश को
तीरों से सींचो
खींचो कमान खींचो ओ
खींचो कमान खींचो

ओ भारत माँ के नौजवान
खींचो कमान खींचो

ओ भारत माँ के नौजवान
खींचो कमान खींचो
खींचो कमान खींचो ओ
खींचो कमान खींचो
खींचो ओ
खींचो ओ
खींचो कमान खींचो


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