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

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5174 Post No. : 17145

Today’s song is from the film Nagad Narayan-1943. This was a film made by New Hans Pictures, Bombay. The director was Hindi/Marathi veteran- Vishram Bedekar. Songs were written by Kavi Bekal, Kavi Shamim and Munshi Dil. The MD was Shridhar Parsekar.

Film Nagad narayan was a bilingual film made in Hindi and Marathi (with a title of ‘ पैसा बोलतो आहे ‘ means The money is talking ). Marathi was the first language to make bilingual Talkie films regularly since 1932. The very first Marathi Talkie film- अयोध्येचा राजा , was also made in Hindi as Ayodhya ka Raja, simultaneously. This was purely a business move on the part of Marathi film makers. Though the Marathi film industry was growing by the day, it also wanted to capture the biggest All India Hindi market.

This was followed by the Bengal film industry and every successful Bengali film was remade in Hindi or was simultaneously made bilingual in Bangla and Hindi. By this, not only the filmmakers were benefited, but the audience of All India was also enjoying the feast of the best of Bangla and Marathi films. One offshoot of this bilingual game was that many Marathi artistes – actors, directors and MDs and singers also entered the Hindi films. Thus along with the audiences, the industries also benefited by this activity.

In due course of time i.e. by 1948, the Southern film industry too entered this fray of Multilingual films. In the South, the trend was to make films in 3 or more languages at the same time or make their remakes later in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. Comparatively Malayalam and Kannada film industries were late to play this multilingual game. By the decade of 1950, the Marathi and Bangla film industries had their own playing fields in sufficiently big size and they reduced making bilingual films. The South took the advantage and continued making films in Hindi even in the from the 50’s to the end of the 70’s decades. Later on Dubbing the Southern films became cheaper and more frequent than making bilingual or remaking the films in Hindi.

Because of the Bilingual system of Marathi and Hindi films, many Music Directors from Marathi entered Hindi films. MDs like Dada Chandekar,Govindrao Tembe, Keshavrao Bhole, S.P.Rane, Prof. B.R.Deodhar, Baurao ketkar, Annasaheb Mainkar, K.R.Gore, Master krishnarao, Datta Korgaonkar (K.Datta) etc gave music to early Hindi films. It was followed by Vasant Desai, Datta Davjekar, Snehal Bhatkar, Sudhir Phadke etc etc.

There were many small-time MDs from Marathi films like C.Balaji aka Balaji Chaugule-for example, who remained unknown. In this rush and jumble of competetion for survival few really meritorious but commercially unsuccessful Music Directors appeared like Comets and disappeared.

Shridhar Parsekar, composer of today’s film, was one such Gem, who had immense talent but insufficient Luck. And when he became famous and in demand for his music, he fell victim of Alcohol and embraced death in very pitiable conditions. Here is his story….

From the crop of Musicians from GOA,there was one outstanding Musician- SHRIDHAR PARSEKAR, who was a singer,an All India Famous Violin Player,composer of many Marathi songs/films/dramas and few Hindi films.He was an expert in playing almost 10 different instruments.

SHRIDHAR PARSEKAR was born in 1920 in Goa. From the childhood he was a lover of Music and learnt classical Music first from his uncle Parshuram buwa Parsekar and he was trained by him in playing various instruments like Harmonium, Jaltarang, Tabla and Violin.He was a disciple of Gajanan Buwa Joshi a noted musician.He operated a Band in Bardez-Goa and played Violin,Clarionet,harmonium and many other instruments.He was a Genius and soon became a name for playing Violin.

He came to Mumbai and continued learning Music here under many well known gurus, like Khadeem Hussain Khan, Natthan Khan and Awar Hussain. Soon he was performing in stage shows doing Jugalbandis with stars of the day like Ravishanker, Vilayat Khan and Akbar Ali Khan. Kishen Maharaj was very pleased with him. For some time he joined AIR-Bombay as a Musician and got friendly with Ustad Alla Rakha who also worked in AIR. R G Ramnathkar, who got him the Radio job, also taught him many Raaga/Raaginis. Parsekar did Radio work for 6 years.

Later he worked as assitant to Music Director Annasaheb Mainkar and then started as MD for Marathi Films and stage dramas.His music in dramas like Bhakta Damaji, Paisa bolto ahe, Kuber and Kanyadaan was very popular.He also recorded many Bhavgeets and Natyageets from reputed singers in Marathi. HMV and Odeon took out his records. Singers like Jyotsna Bhole, Saraswati Rane, Hirabai Badodekar,Vatsala Kumthekar and Master Krishnarao Chonkar also sang for him. One of his songs- ” Vithal Vithal Gajari,awaghi dum dumali Pandhari ” ( विठ्ठल विठ्ठल गजरी, अवघी दुमदुमली पंढरी ) from Bhakta Damaji is so popular that it is sold even today.

With Marathi films, recording of private songs, stage shows with prominent musicians,Shridhar had every happiness with him.He had a Bungalow,cars,bank balance, name, fame and plenty of demand. He wrote a book on Music-‘Swar Ninad’.

And then it happened !

He became an Alcoholic. Normally, a person becomes Alcoholic when he is unsuccessful, but this was an opposite case. While on the top of success he became an Alcoholic. He used to drink day and night.

Once there was a jugalbandi programme of him with Ustad Vilayat khan. Shridhar came fully drunk to the Theatre. Vilayat Khan scolded him and left the show. Such things kept on happening leading to his downfall.

He stopped getting work and all his wealth, house, cars etc was sold for liquor. His condition was such that he would play Violin on streets and earn money. Lata Mangeshkar has narrated an incident, which I read in a book ” From Noorjehan to Lata ” by Isak Mujawar. Book says…

” one day Lata’s car stopped in the traffic. Out of curiosity she peeped out to see what happened. There was a person in tattered clothes playing a violin beautifully and people had gathered to listen to him. Some people gave him alms. She asked the driver if he knew that person. The driver replied that it was Parsekar buwa. She got down, went to Parsekar and told him to come with her. She will look after him now. On this, Parsekar replied that her father had asked him to look after their family, which he could not do, so why should she look after him. If she wants to help, just give some money. She gave him 50 rupees and he almost ran away from there….probably to the wine shop ! “-

Finally Shridhar Parsekar died of liver Cirrhosis on 10-9- 1964 ! He was only 44 years old !! Such a brilliant artist wasted by Alcohol.So Sad ! Pt.Ravi Shankar and Vilayat Khan had personally met his family after his death,so much was the respect for his talent !!

In addition to 7 Marathi films, Shridhar Parsekar gave music to five Hindi films like, Nagad Narayan-43,Mahakavi Kalidas-44, Meri Amanat-47, Andhon ka Sahara-48 and Gokul ka Raja-54. He composed 45 songs in these films. He sang 5 songs in 2 films, Andhon ka sahara-48 and Gokul ka Raja-54. Many famous singers sang for him, like, Minakshi, Khan Mastana, Rajkumari, Master Krishnarao, Mohantara, Vinodini Dikshit etc.

Pt. Ravi Shankar shared his memories of Sridhar-: “I knew Sridhar. He was a wonderful violinist, a disciple of Gajananrao Joshi. Sridhar Parsekar was a staff artist at AIR Bombay when Alla Rakha was also a staff member there. This is the period I knew him in the early forties. He was a smart young fellow, dark and very good looking. He came to hear me a lot and I also heard him a lot. I played one duet with him as I did with his Guru in the late 40’s in Bombay. It was a wonderful duet I played with him and Alla Rakha accompanied us. Along with many other musicians Kishen Maharaj was sitting in the front. I admired him as a musician and I have always felt very sad how he ruined his life and killed himself with his addiction to alcohol.”

In 1993, the violinist V.G. Jog said about Parsekar…. “Sridhar Parsekar was a tayyar and sweet violinist. Excellent presentation. SP used to call me Bandu Jog! The tragedy was that such a big artiste did not maintain his kala. Before preparing any students, he passed away and that caused me great sadness. Else there might have been excellent violinists in India today. When he was at his peak, I was just a student, but AIR programs were greatly appreciated and he was also a great composer especially for Marathi films. Ramakrishnabua Vaze blessed him. He learnt from Gajananrao Joshi and once he played a Jugalbandhi with Ravi Shankar.”
(Information from these sources also used herein- Marathi Chitrapat sangeetkar kosh, Marathi cinema in retrospect by Sanjit Narwekar, Purvasurinche soor by Dr. Suresh Chandvankar and the book ‘kalatmak Gomantak’-kala Academy,Panji-1972, blog parrikar.org. Thanks to all of them) .

Film Nagad Narayan was directed by Vishram Bedekar. Born as Vishwanath Chintamani Bedekar,on 13-8-1906 at Amravati,Maharashtra,he took the name Vishram,once he started writing. After graduation,he did his Post-graduation in English Literature from Nagpur university. He went to Poona in 1930 to do a Teaching job. Here he met his student cum future wife Balutai Khare…who was one of the First girls riding on Bicycles to college,in those days. They got married in 1938.She became Malati Bedekar,a famous Marathi writer later on. His first novel ” Ranangan” came out in 1939,while he was in the film business.

He started with Sangeet Natak company Balwant Sangeet Mandali as playwright-lyricist. Moved to film-making when the theatre group expanded its box-office draw by producing Krishnarjun Yuddha, starring the group’s writer-actor Chintamanrao Kolhatkar. Unlike other films produced by Sangeet Natak companies (e.g. Lalit Kaladarsh), the film succeeded commercially and he co-directed three more with the group’s owner-producer Vamanrao N. Bhatt. Scripted the mythological Pundalik (1936) and, according to his autobiography, co-d the film with V.N. Bhatt. Briefly studied film-making in the UK (1938); published his first novel, Ranangan (1938), on his return. Joined Prabhat briefly to write Shantaram’s Shejari/Padosi (1941), returning to the studio to script Ramshastri (1944, a re-edited version of which, credited to him, was later released as a children’s film entitled Ramshastri Ka Nyay) and to direct Guru Dutt’s début, Lakhrani. This was the first film in which Guru Dutt played a role and also did its Choreography. It was here that Guru Dutt met Dev Anand,who had joined Prabhat as an apprentice.

He made classic melodramas for Baburao Pendharkar’s New Huns, Baburao Pai’s Famous Pics and Minerva Movietone. Wrote Shantaram’s Amar Bhoopali (1951). Directed some of the Ramsay Brothers’ early productions (Rustom Sohrab, Ek Nannhi Munni Ladki Thi). Works in the modernist frame defined by K. Narayan Kale’s generation and G.B. Shaw; most of his literary and filmic work recasts stereotypes of pre-WW1 Marathi social reform novels into the declamatory style of prose melodrama with increasingly complex storylines. As playwright, works include Brahmakumari, Vaje Paool Apule and Tilak Ani Agarkar (1980). Also scripted his films. Published autobiography, Ek Jhaad Ani Don Pakshi (1985).

Vishram Bedekar divided his life and time between writing and films. He was a trained Cinematographer and Director from London in those days. He wrote several Dramas in marathi. After directing 28 films in Marathi and Hindi,he left films after doing Bharat ke shaeed-1972. In 1985 he wrote his autobiography in Marathi- एक झाड आणि दोन पक्षी-. He got the Sahitya Academy Award for this book. He is the only Film director with such laurels. Vishram Bedekar died in Pune on 30-10-1998,at the age of 92 years. (based on Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema and marathifilmdata.com information. with thanks.)

Here is an excellent song from the film Nagad Narayan-1943, sung by Rajkumari, Khan mastana and chorus. The song was provided to me by our friend Deepak Choudhari ji and was uploaded for me by another stalwart Sadanand Kamath ji. Thanks to both.


Song – Dekho raar karo na mil ke raho jee (Nagad Narayan)(1943) Singers – Rajkumari, Khan Mastana, Lyrics-Kavi Bekal, MD – Shridhar Parsekar
Chorus

Lyrics

Dekho raar karo na
milke raho jee
dekho raar karo na
milke raho ee
milke aage badho
hanske aage badho
milke aage badho
hanske aage badho
ladkar jeet dikha do
ladkar jeet dikha do
dekho raar karo na
milke raho jee
dekho raar karo na
milke raho jee

loota hamin ko
loota hamin ko
hamin hain bhikaari
loota hamin ko
hamin hain bhikaari
mushqil mein aayi hai jaan hamaari ee
mushqil mein aayi hai jaan hamaari

aaho(?) ab door hato jee
aaho(?) ab door hato jee

dekho raar karo na
milke raho jee
dekho raar karo na
milke raho jee

duniya ko sab cheez tum apni bataa do
duniya ko sab cheez tum apni bataa do
uthho aur julmo sitam ko mita do
uthho aur julmo sitam ko mita do

jaan ganwaa do
jaan ganwaa do
par tum desh bachaa lo
desh bachaa lo
desh bachaa lo

duniya ?? tum apni bata do
photo aur cinema se sabko dikha do
jaan ganwaa do
jaan ganwaa do
par tum desh bachaa lo
desh bachaa lo
desh bachaa lo

dekho raar karo na
milke raho jee
milke aage badho
hanske aage badho
ladkar jeet dikha do
dekho raar karo na
milke raho jee


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

Blog Day :

5099 Post No. : 17032

Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 10
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Welcome all to this post which again is coming after a ‘long gap’ in this series. Well, I hope to conclude this series too at the earliest possible 🙂 .

In this tenth episode of ‘Rajesh Khanna – the Phenomenon’ we look at Rajesh Khanna movies in the year 1983. This was the year of Rajesh Khanna. He was back on the top with a bang. I don’t know if I should say this that he was reinstated as the ‘King of Bollywood’ once again.

The successes of the movies ‘Avtaar’, ‘Sautan’, and to an extent of the movie ‘Agar Tum Naa Hote’ brought Kaka back into the limelight again. Another movie ‘Nishaan’ starring Kaka which was also released during this year 1983 also performed well at the box-office. Though he had delivered some versatile performances and kept doing different roles during the period 1975 to 1978 he was still far away from that level of success which he had tasted before.

He finally got a big boost in 1983 after his continued good performances, critically acclaimed performances and some commercially hit performances in the previous years i.e. from 1979 to 1982. Hit movies like ‘Amardeep’ (1979), ’Thodisi Bewafaai’ (1980); critically acclaimed movies like ‘Red Rose’ (1980), ‘Phir Wohi Raat’ (1980); successful movies like ‘Bandish’ in 1980; and then multi-starrer hits like ‘Qudrat’ in 1981, and ‘Raajput’, ‘Ashaanti’, and ‘Dharam Kaanta’ in 1982 had finally paid off. With two back-to-back hits – ‘Avtaar’ and ‘Sautan’, where Kaka was the main lead and a semi-hit like ‘Agar Tum Naa Hote’, brought a new life to Kaka’s filmi career or his ‘second innings’ as it is generally said.

In the year 1983 the following five movies of Rajesh Khanna were released. Although the movie ‘Baabu’ was passed by Censor Board in 1983, I remember it was released in theaters in 1985. Knowledgeable readers can throw more light on this.

Sl. No. Movie Title Director Censor Date
01 Agar Tum Na Hote Lekh Tandon 27.10.1983
02 Avtaar Mohan Kumar 27.01.1983
03 Baabu^ A.C. Trilokchander 01.11.1983
04 Nishaan Surendra Mohan 06.01.1983
05 Sautan Sawan Kumar 24.05.1983

Today I present a song from the movie ‘Avtaar’. And since this year 1983 was a special year for Kaka, I would like to present more posts covering songs from this year. Let us see how it works.

‘Avtaar’ made its debut on the blog on 27.08.2012 with this song “Ho Ooperwaale Tera Jawaab Nahin” and I would like to quote below what Atul ji had written about this movie of Rajesh Khanna.

“Avtaar” (1983) was a movie of Rajesh Khanna during the second innings of his acting career when he was no longer a superstar. The movies in which Rajesh Khanna acted during this phase won critical acclaim though even if Rajesh Khanna came nowhere close to regaining his lost crown.

 

‘Avtaar’ was produced and directed by Mohan Kumar for his home productions Emkay Enterprises. It had Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Sachin, AK Hangal, Sujit Kumar, Rajni Sharma, Madhu Malini, Yunus Parvez, Shashi Puri, Gulshan Grover, Pichoo Kapoor, Ranjan Grewal, Preeti Sapru and others. Madan Puri had a guest appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Mohan Kumar and Mushtaq Jalili. Screenplay of this movies was written by Mohan Kumar and dialogues were written by Mushtaq Jalili. Editing of this movie was done by Pratap Bhatt. It was passed by Censor Board on 27.01.1983. HFGK Vol-VI (1981-1985) mentions in the foot note of this movie page that this film was re-certified with English sub-titles by Censor Board on 06.05.1983.

The movie has five songs (including one two-part song) penned by Anand Bakshi and composed to music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. So far two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. This is the third song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Suresh Wadkar, Alka Yagnik, and Mahendra Kapoor. This song is picturized on Shashi Puri-Preeti Sapru, Gulshan Grover-Rajni Sharma. Both couples are lip syncing the voices of Suresh Wadkar and Alka Yagnik. Mahendra Kapoor’s voice is used for background score where we can see Rajesh Khanna working hard in his own garage and preparing himself for a greater challenge.

In the movie this song happens when Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi have left their home as their sons have betrayed them. Sachin (Sewak) accompanies them and arranges a temporary shelter for them. Not only this, after listening the conversation between his master and bibi ji he understands what his master needs. He then donates his blood and from the money for the blood, he buys aujaar (tools) for his master so that he can start his own garage. Rajesh Khanna has an uphill task from here to turn the fortunes while his sons are enjoying with their friends. That is where this song takes place, and we have some meaningful lyrics to listen.

That was all around forty years back now.

And if we go back fifty years i.e. to the year 1973 we have the following movies of Rajesh Khanna released in that year.

Sl. No.

Movie Title Director

Censor Date

01

Aavishkaar Basu Bhattacharya

26.09.1973

02

Daagh Yash Chopra

30.03.1973

03

Namak Haraam Hrishikesh Mukherjee

19.11.1973

 

Let us listen to the today’s song now.

Song – Zindagi Mauj Udaane Ka Naam Hai (Avtaar) (1983) Singers – Suresh Wadkar, Alka Yagnik, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Suresh Wadkar + Alka Yagnik
Chorus

Lyrics 

taara ram
taara ram
tu tu ru tu ru
tu ru tu ru tu ru
zindagi mauj udaane ka naam hai
zindagi yaaron ki jawaani ka jaam hai
jaam hai
payaam hai
zindagi
taara ram
taara ram
tu tu ru
tu ru
tu ru

zindagi mauj udaane ka naam hai
zindagi yaaron ki jawaani ka jaam hai
jaam hai
payaam hai
zindagi

nahin nahin ye zindagi
to mehnaton ka naam hai
waqt hai bahut hi kam
aur bada kaam hai
waqt hai bahut hi kam
aur bada kaam hai
zindagi

ho jitney khushiyon ke sapne hain
yaaro wo saare apne hain
ta ra ra ra ram
ta ra ra ra ram
jitney khushiyon ke sapne hain
yaaro wo saare apne hain
gam to kisi begaane kaa naam hai
jaam hai
payaam hai
zindagi

kaisa ye riwaaj hai
duniya ki saraay mein
ped jala dhoop mein
log baithe saaye mein
ped jala dhoop mein
log baithe saaye mein
zindagi

haq pyaar kaa aaj ada kar doon
tujhpe jaan fida kar doon
ta ra ra ra ram
ho
ta ra ra ra ram
haq pyaar kaa aaj ada kar doon
tujhpe jaan fida kar doon
ho jeena yoon hi
mar jaane ka naam hai
jaam hai
payaam hai
zindagi

marta hai aadmi
sau baar janam leta hai
marta hai aadmi
sau baar janam leta hai
himmat ki kokh se
avtaar janam leta hai
himmat ki kokh se
avtaar janam leta hai

zindagi ee . . .



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5094 Post No. : 17023

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 58
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This date (29 June) ten years ago (2012) saw four songs from four movies getting covered in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6147 Gaawo gaawo ae mere saadhu Miss Frontier Mail (1936) Movie YIPPEED by now
6148 Suno suno ban ke praani Amar Jyoti (1936) 7 Songs out of 11 covered
6149 Rang rangeela saanwraa mohe mil gaya jamuna paar Baarood(1960) Movie YIPPEED by now
6150 Maut aayegi maut aani hai Naghmaa(1953) Movie YIPPEED by now

We can observe that three movies (out of four) whose songs were covered ten years ago have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with only one movie that is still eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (29 June 2022).

This movie is “Amar Jyoti”(1936). “Amar Jyoti”(1936) was directed by V Shantaram for Prabhat Film Company Poona. The movie had Durga Khote, Shanta Apte, Vaasanti, Karuna devi, Chandra Mohan, V.Nandrekar, Gajendra, K.Narain Kale, S.K. kulkarni, Vasant Desai etc in it.

Seven songs from “Amar Jyoti”(1936) have been covered in the blog so far. Here is the eighth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Vasant Desai. Pt Narottam Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Master Krishna Rao.

The song is picturised on Vasant Desai (I guess) and Durga Khote.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

video link:

Song-Kaaraj ki jyot sadaa hi jarey (Amar Jyoti)(1936) Singer-Vasant Desai, Lyrics-Pt Narottam Vyas, MD-Master Krishna Rao

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

kaaraj ki jyot sadaa hi jarey ae
kaaraj ki jyot sadaa hi jarey ae
ek jan jaaye
doojaa aaye ae
phir bhi jyot badhey ae ae
phir bhi jyot badhey ae ae

jyoti ke is lagaataar mein ae ae
jyoti ke ae
jyoti ke is lagaataar mein ae ae ae ae ae
jyoti ke is lagaataar mein
karta hi biharey ae ae ae ae ae
karta hi biharey
kaaraj ki jyot sadaa hi jarey
kaaraj ki jyot sadaa hi jarey
ek jan jaaye
doojaa aaye ae ae
phir bhi jyot badhey ae ae ae ae
phir bhi jyot badhey ae
kaaraj ki jyot

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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कारज की ज्योत सदा ही जरे
कारज की ज्योत सदा ही जरे
इक जन जाये
दूजा आए ए
फिर भी ज्योत बढ़े ए ए
फिर भी ज्योत बढ़े ए ए

ज्योति के इस लगातार में ए ए
ज्योति के
ज्योति के इस लगातार में ए ए ए ए
ज्योति के इस लगातार में
कर्ता ही बिहारे ए ए ए ए
कर्ता ही बिहारे

कारज की ज्योत सदा ही जरे
कारज की ज्योत सदा ही जरे
इक जन जाये
दूजा आए
फिर भी ज्योत बढ़े ए ए ए ए
फिर भी ज्योत बढ़े ए
कारज की ज्योत


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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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
——————————–
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


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