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Blog Day : 3674 Post No. : 14561

6 August is remembered as Hiroshima day. It was on this day that in 1945 that Hiroshima became the first unfortunate city to be subjected to the dropping of Atom Bomb.

Three days later, on 9 august 1945, another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Kokura was the primary target, but that was obscured by cloud and smoke, so the secondary target of Nagasaki became the unfortunate victim of this second atom bomb, named ‘Fat Man’. The bomb exploded at 11:02 a.m. at an approximate altitude of 1,800 feet. 35, 000 people, nearly 15 % of the population of the city were killed.

These two bombings finally persuaded Japan to surrender and that signalled the end of second World war.

The destruction that Atom bombs could cause have led to consternation among many people. It also made some countries realise that they too needed to have atom bombs for their own safety (as a deterrence). Some countries developed the capabilities on their own while a few others did so by stealing nuclear technologies from other countries.

There have been calls to ban nuclear bombs. The first five nuclear bomb owning countries have formed their own exclusive club. Their rules are quite discriminatory. They can have their nuclear bombs, but other countries are prohibited to have them. Moreover, some of these nuclear powered countries keep on threatening others about using them. USA have threatened to use they atom bombs many times in the past. North Korea is well known to threaten its neighbours and even USA with its atom bomb. A few former Pakistani politicians used to threaten India with their atom bomb quite regularly.

To say that killing by atom bombs is bad but killing by normal bombs is not bad is hypocritical. If one looks at people killed during “normal” bombing, then more people were killed by “normal” bombing of Tokyo on 10 march 1945 than were killed by either of the two atom bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Likewise more people have been killed by AK 47 rifles than by Atom bombs. So ultimately the call should be to end violence by banning all kinds of weapons. It is not that atom bombs should be banned but “normal” weapons should be used with impunity. In fact, defence industry is a thriving industry where suppliers often sell the same weapons to two warring nations. There are some countries that spend more money on their military than for the development of their people.

“Aman”(1967) is a movie that deals with the subject of atom bomb and its effects on the victims. “Rajendra Kumar is a doctor who volunteers to go to Japan to help survivors of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki atomic blasts. The film deals with his experiences in Japan, the physical and mental effects of the atomic explosions on the survivors, and so on.”- This is what Raja wrote about this movie while covering a song from the movie.

Though the movie covers a serious and sobering topic, a Hindi movie cannot help having its share of songs. “Aman”(1967) had seven songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past. Here are their details:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Aajki raat ye kaisi raat 706 8-Feb-09
Apne piyaa ki prem pujaaran 3373 18-Dec-10
Suraahidaar gardan koyal si hai aawaaz (Aman) 7752 25-Mar-13
Ae husn pari chehra 7756 26-Mar-13
Ai suru ai suru mera watan Japan 8579 23-Aug-13
Aman ka farishta kahaan jaa raha hai 13423 12-Jul-17

The song, the seventh and final song from the movie is sung by Rafi. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan. The song speaks about the barbaadi of Hiroshima. Today is 9 august 2018, and atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on 9 august 1945, exactly 73 years ago.

With this sobering song, “Aman”(1967) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Barbaad hiroshima ki tasweer dekh lo (Aman)(1967) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

barbaad hiroshima ki tasweer dekh lo
aa aa aa
aa aa
insaan ki sabse badi takseer dekh lo
aa aa aa
is atomi bala ka hai pahla shikaar hum
rang e bahaar thhe kabhi
ab hain gubaar hum
aa aa aa
insaan ke is gunaah se aakash jhuk gaya
thha waqt jis jagah pe
bas wahin pe ruk gaya

ye haath kate paanv kate jhoolte dhaanche
aa aa aa
in dhaancho mein hum jaise hi insaan dhale thhe
aa aa aa
maao ki muskuraati god khaali ho gayi
poonam ki raat bhi suna hai kaali ho gayi
aa aa aa
kehti hai hiroshima ki basti pukaar ke
gujro na tum main gujri hoon jis rahgujaar se

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

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Blog Day : 3668 Post No. : 14543

Today’s song is from a very old film of the 30s decade, ” Industrial India”-38. This is the first song from this film which makes its debut on the Blog.

When the Talkie films started in India, the enthusiasm of the film makers was such that they went on making a large number of films. In the first 10 years ( 1931 to 1940) of Talkie, a total of 924 Hindi films were made, an average of 92 films per year. This created a shortage of stories and film titles. The stories were made on same subjects and even in film titles, we find that some special words were used repeatedly for films. Here, I am not talking about common words like Tere, Mere, Shri, Bhakt, Alibaba, Allaudin, Aurat, Maa etc etc.

Let us take the word INDIA, for example. There were film Tiltles like Fashionable India-35, Romantic India-36, Industrial India-38 ( incidentally all these three films were directed by Mohan Sinha) and India in Africa-39. When I realised this, I went through the lists of films from 1931 to 1940 and I found that the word Jeewan was usde in * film Titles, like Jeewan Natak-35, Jeewan Naiya-36, Jeewan Lata-36,Jeewan Sangram-36, Jeewan Jyoti- 37, Jeewan Prabhat-37, Jeewan Saathi-37 and Jeewan Swapna-37. I also found that 3 words-Kaala,My, and Noor appeared in 7 film Titles. It was followed by Ghareeb and Song in 5 film titles each, Bhedi, Bulbul, Fairy, Bahadur and Gay- n4 film titles each and then 3 film titles with several words like Bharati, Chaar, Daaku, Lehri, Laal etc etc.

We find that from 1941 onwards, there was a variety in titles as well as in stories. Many new genres were tried by adventurous film makers. Romantic musicals became a popular genre from mid 40s. Films like Geeta-40 and Kismet-43 brought in light crime stories and from Sangram -50 onwards Crime films became bolder. The 50s decade was that of softer stories, musicals and mythologicals. The Film Wagon rode on and on with variety thereafter.

Coming back to today’s film Industrial India-38, it was directed by Mohan Sinha. He was born on 2-12-1903 at Indore. he studied upto matriculation in Indore. His uncle was General Bhavnani Singh, who was in the Indore state army. With his help, Mohan got in state army as a Lieutenant. However, he did not continue for long and left the army. In 1933, he started a film company at Indore-Navyug films. But due to lack of opportunities in Indore, it was closed soon.

Mohan came to Bombay, floated Krishna Films and made and directed a film ” Fashionable India”-35. It was a hit film and he got offers from Rajputana films,General FPictures, Circo and National. He worked with all of them. Sinha went to Calcutta and started Murli pictures. he made ” Swaraj ke sipahi”-37, which was a flop. he came back to Bombay and directed Industrial India-38, for General films. Then came Swastik-39, Laxmi-40,Anuradha-40 and Vanmala-41. He floated Murari Pictures in 1942 and made badlati Duniya-43 and krishnarjuna yudha-45 ( This film was appreciated by Dr. Rajendra prasad, Dr. Shamaprasad Mukherji, Veer Savarkar and Acharya kriplani also)

In 1946, Mohan Sinha directed K L Saigal in Omar khayyam and Surendra in 1857, Raj kapoor in Dil ki Rani-47 and Dev Anand in Jeet-49. Mohan Sinha directed in all 32 films. He wrote lyrics for 62 songs in 7 films. His last film was Shaan E Hind-60. He died in 1984. Mohan Sinha’s granddaughter Vidya Sinha was an actress.

The cast of the film consisted of Prem Adib, Shobhana Samarth, R Wasti, K N Singh, Mirza Musharaff etc.etc. Prem Adib and Shobhana Samarth paired first time in this film. Later they acted together in 11 more films. Their pair attained unprecedented fame and popularity when they were cast as Shri Ram and Seeta Mai- first in film Bharat Milap-42. Their popularity reached a zenith after film Ram Rajya-43 was released. Prakash pictures had struck Gold with this film They tried for the same magic by pairing them in film Raam Baan-48 and later in film Ramayana-54 ( it was made with parts of their earlier films).

Flush with fame and popularity, Prem Adib too jumped on the wagon and made a film Ram Vivah-49- under his own banner, Prem Adib pictures. However, the magic of Ram Rajya was waning and the later films did not have that kind of audience response anymore.

I have not seen this film, Industrial India-38, but my guess is that it was a social film with stress on developing industries in India. As in any social film, the comedian’s role was present and Mirza Musharff did it.

Through Mr. Ramesh Advani(son of Bhudo Advani), I got into contact with Mirza Musharraf’s daughter, who stays in Versova itself,where I too stay. I contacted them. Her husband Muneer Khan, a production manager of Feroze khan earlier gave me some information on Mirza Musharraf Agha. Together with my notes, his mini bio is here.

The name of MIRZA MUSHARRAF AGHA may not ring any bells in the newer generation, as he was a comedian in the 30s and 40s-till the late 60s.

During the 30s and 40s there were quite a few real comedians,who regaled the audiences with their humour.Comedians like V.H.Desai, Ghory and Dikshit (the jodi like Laurel and Hardy),Mirza Musharraf,Bhudo Advani,Noor Mohd.Charlie,Yakub (he had travelled to 15 countries including UK and USA, before joining films) and Gope, Fatty Prasad and Durga Mota were much in demand for comic roles in the films.With the times,one by one,all went behind the curtains,giving way to newer set of comedians like Bhagwan, Sunder, Radhkishen, Mukri, I.S.Johar, Majnu, etc.

Artists fading away is a natural phenomena, but out of the above comedians,the end of Durga Mota was very pathetic and touching.

Durga Mota or Durga Prasad was very fat and this fatness which fetched him name and fame in the industry also became the cause of his death.In 1947,there were riots everywhere.Durga was in Lahore.He wanted to come back to India like other thousands.He came to Lahore station and boarded the train.just then a frenzied mob came to the station and started killing thepassengers.People ran helter skelter and saved themselves,but due to his fatness Durga Mota could not run and he was slaughtered on the station of Lahore itself.

Mirza Musharraf was born in a sophisticated educated family, on 12-6-1912, at Shujanabad-Punjab His father was an inspector of Police and claimed to be a scion of the Royal Mughal family. He matriculated from Lahore in 1930. he was keen on becoming a Journalist, so he worked in Daily Zamindar,Tariyaq and Shahid. He was a Nationalist, joined Congress and became Secretary of Lahore Congress committee. He was imprisoned but father got him released. he decided to change profession.

He was very fond of writing Lyrics.he came to Bombay to write film songs and was employed by General films.Those days educated persons were eagerly employed by film studios.He first wrote Lyrics for A.R.Kardar’s film “Baghbaan”-1938.During shootings kardar required an artist and Mirza was called to fill up the slot,as per the studio norms.Mirza had no dialogues,but he exhibited excellent use of facial expressions and comic timing.This actually killed his dream of becoming a lyrics writer,because after that he was made a comedian and got several films.As a comedian,Mirza worked from 1938 to 1972,working in over 400 films.His last film was Roop tera Mastana-1972.

When he was on the peak of his career,a happy producer gave his Bungalow at Versova free to him for living.Though Versova was then quite far off and sparsely populated,Mirza lived there like a king.The marriages of both of his daughters took place there.

Mr.Sanjeet Narwekar-the famous Film historian/journalist writes in his book, The story of Hindi Film comedy,about Mirza-“His specialty was interspersing his Hindi dialogues with English words-quite a curiosity in the pre-independence days. He was almost a permanent with V.M.Vyas and played cameo roles in a fairly long career.” According to Saadat Hasan Manto in his book, stars of another sky, -whichever film he acted in, he used to be the darling of the Heroes. He was particularly liked by Kardar, K.Asif and Rafik Gaznavi. In many films Mirza lip synched songs, but it was only in ONE film that he got a few lines to sing himself. That was the film CAPTAIN KISHORE-1957.He sang along with Mohd.Rafi and Tun Tun.

Film Industrial India-38 had 3 Music Directors- H C Bali, Anil Biswas and Mushtaq Hussain. As per HFGK, out of 10 songs, 5 songs were composed by Anil Biswas and one was by H C Bali. Looks like the rest were composed by Mushtaq Hussain. All songs were written by the director Mohan Sinha. This song is sung by Prem Adib and chorus.

( Credits- Film Directory, Flash Back by Isaq Mujawar, HFGK, MuVyz and my notes )


Song-Ladne waalo katne waalo (Industrial India)(1938) Singers-Female voice, Prem Adib, Lyrics-Mohan Sinha, MD-Anil Biswas
Chorus
Female Voice + Chorus

Lyrics

ladne waalo
katne waalo
aapas mein jhagadne waalo
talwaaren roko
suno suno ek nayi baat
nayi baat
haan nayi baat
dekho ye firangi aaya
nayi nayi cheezen ye laaya
rail car motor ye laaya

mazdooron ko kaam dilaaya
mazdooron ko kaam dilaaya
itna hua
phir bhi ham bhookhe
bharat mein laakhon bhookhe
bharat mein laakhon bhookhe

daudo
daudo
gandhi aaye
gandhi aaye
gandhi aaye
gandhi aaye
gandhi aaye
haan haan
bolo kya ye laaye
charkha laaye
charkha laaye
bekaaron ko kaam dilaaya
ablaaon ka jeewan laaya

itna hua
phir bhi ham bhookhe
itna hua
phir bhi ham bhookhe
bharat mein laakhon bhookhe
bharat mein laakhon bhookhe

main hoon asha
main hoon asha
main hoon industry

daudo daudo
aasha aayi
aasha aayi
aasha aayi
achcha bolo kya ab laayi
ek naya sandesha laayi

dhanwaanon rupayon ki thhaili kholo
naye naye kaarkhaane kholo
bharat naya basega
bharat naya basega
mazdooron o kaam milega
dhanwaanon ko maal milega
bharat naya basega
bharat naya basega
saari cheezen yahin banegi
daulat saari yahi rahegi
bharat naya basega
bharat naya basega
bharat naya basega
bharat naya basega


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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 : 3668 Post No. : 14542

To remember, never forgotten, Jaidev ji (3 august 1919- 6 january 1987) on his 99th janmdin, I have selected an NFS for my presentation today (3 august 2018).

It was Jaidev’s habit to complete the work in hand, as fast as possible. Any delay will be mostly due to the Lyrics not available in time. Thanks to the poor taste in music of the masses and mass-worshipping producers, Jaidevji found enough time in-between the two assignments. He utilized that spare time to compose songs (NFS) with lesser known artists. The list of these artists is a long-one and I have listed them in my earlier presentations. He has number of NFS with well-known artists too. Lataji and Ashaji have sung many of such gems.

This being the month of August, which has many memorial days like 9th August, 15th August etc to feel our hearts with patriotic feelings. One more reason that I have selected a patriotic song, in the voice of none other than the Swar-Saamraagni Lataji.

I used to visit Jaidev ji at his flat behind Eros Cenema opp Churchgate station, often and have many pleasant memory of those visits. I was lucky to have been invited by himself to the recording of this song at Famous Cine Lab at Tardeo, Mumbai. As I am not sure about the Lyrics writer, I leave it for some rasik from our group to furnish the details.

You will mark that Jaidevji has used chorus voice very profusely, almost for alternate lines.

Enjoy the Song and Jai Hind.


Song-Jayate Jayate Jayate Satyameva Jayate(Lata NFS)(1971) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Uddhav Kumar, MD-Jaidev
Chorus
Lata +chorus

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aaa …

jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate

satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate
jayate, jayate, jayate
satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate
jayate, jayate, jayate
satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate,
satyamev jayate

jayate, jayate, jayate
aaa aaa aaa.. aaa …
aaa aaa aaa.. aaa …
aaa aaa aaa
aa aa aa aa

satya ki mashaal aaj raah jagmaga rahi
satya ki mashaal aaj raah jagmaga rahi
satya ki pukaar dushmanon ke dil hila rahi
satya ki pukaar dushmanon ke dil hila rahi
bahaaduron badhe chalo o o
bahaaduron badhe chalo
vijay tumhen bulaa rahi
vijay tumhen bulaa rahi
vijay tumhe bulaa rahi

aage badho kehate, satyamev jayate
jayate, jayate, jayate
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate

jayate, jayate, jayate
aaa aaa aaa.. aaa …
aaa aaa aaa.. aaa …
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

zulm ko mitaate chalo
satya ki pukaar hai
zulm ko mitaate chalo
satya ki pukaar hai

desh ki salaamati ka aaj tum pe bhaar hai
desh ki salaamati ka aaj tum pe bhaar hai
desh ke liye sabhi eee ee
desh ke liye sabhi ki zindagi nisaar hai
zindagi nisaar sabhi ki
zindagi nisaar hai

aage badho kehate, satyamev jayate
jayate, jayate, jayate
satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate, satyamev jayate
jayate, jayate, jayate
aaa aaa aaa.. aaa …
aaa aaa aaa.. aaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aaa aaa aaa..

tum vatan ki shaan ho
tum vatan ki aan ho
tum vatan ki shaan ho
tum vatan ki aan ho

desh ke bahaaduron tum vatan ki jaan ho
desh ke bahaaduron tum vatan ki jaan ho
tum hamaare desh ki eee eee
tum hamaare desh ki jeet ke nishaan ho
jeet ke nishaan ho tum
jeet ke nishaan ho

aage badho kehate
satyamev jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate

satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
jayate, jayate, jayate
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate

jayate
jayate
jayate
satyamev jayate,
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate

jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate
jayate

jayate
jayate
jayate


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Blog Day : 3658 Post No. : 14522

“Sanskaar”(1952) was produced and directed by V M Vyas. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Purnima, Veera, Pran, Razi, Shashi Kapoor (Sr), Ihswar Lal, Mirza Musharraf, Murad, Kalyani, Pappu, Baby Naaz, Indira Mumtaz etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

When I looked at the three balance songs of the movie, I discovered that these songs were great and special songs in their respective genre. Nevertheless, if I keep holding songs back for special occasions then I may not find myself with too many songs to discuss on a “normal” day. 🙂 So I decided that one out of these three songs should be discussed today.

Here is the fifth song from “Sanskaar”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is an inspiration song which is sung by Lata. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

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


Song-Jeenewaale o matwaale zindagi se pyaar kar (Sanskaar)(1952) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

jeenewale o matwaale
zindagi se pyaar kar
pyaar kar
yoon na baith zindagi mein zindagi se haar kar,
pyaar kar
jeenewaale

moorakh na dar dekh andhera
moorakh na dar dekh andhera
hoga kabhi to savera
hoga kabhi to savera aa
ranj-o-gham se zindagi ke roop ka singaar kar
pyaar kar
jeenewale o matwaale
zindagi se pyaar kar
pyaar kar
jeenewaale

jo dukh bhi aaye tu jhelta chal
jo dukh bhi aaye tu jhelta chal
har gham se khelta chal
har gham se khelta chal
zinda hai to zindagi pe jaan bhi nisaar kar
pyaar kar
jeenewale o matwaale
zindagi se pyaar kar
pyaar kar
jeenewaale


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3630 Post No. : 14456

Today’s song is from film ‘Kunwara Baap’ (1942).

Hindi film industry is a funny place. Great stories of the world fail when made into films and some ‘made to order’ stories become so successful films that the subsequent film makers copy the films, with slight alterations. Sometimes identical titles have nothing in common and sometimes remakes are made with different titles – not matching the original one in any way.

There was a film ‘Kunwaara Baap’ in 1974 also, made by the comedian Mehmood. There was absolutely no similarity in the story of these films. Mehmood’s film was essentially based on Polio Protection, while the 1942 film was a total comedy. In this case only the title is same, everything else is different. There is interesting information on ‘Kunwara Baap’ of 1942.

‘Bachelor Mother’ (1939) was a popular Hollywood film directed by Garson Kanim, with Ginger Rogers and David Niven in the lead. It was a story of a single girl, who finds an abandoned child and raises it. She is stamped as unwed mother and many hilarious situations are created with her lover.

This film was copied by Kishore Sahu, who produced and directed it under the banner of Acharya Art Prodns. He was the hero and the heroine was Pratima Dasgupta. The film was ‘Kunwara Baap’ (1942). The theme was reversed here and the rich bachelor boy finds a child left in his car. Not finding its parents he decides to keep the child, which causes misunderstandings with his lady friend etc.

The noted Hindi novelist Amritlal Nagar (famous for his novels – ‘Boond aur Sagar’ and ‘Shatranj ke Mohre’ etc.) wrote the dialogues and lyrics of this film. He also acted in the film. Nagar had earlier written for films ‘Sangam’ (1941) and ‘Kisi Se Na Kehna’ (1942). Later he also wrote for ‘Raja’ (1943).

This film became very popular. Later on many films in many languages were made on this theme. Even Hollywood made a remake called ‘Bundle of Joy’ in 1956 with Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Murphy in the lead.

In Madras the AVM supremo saw these two films and decided to make a Tamil film ‘Vazhkai’, on this story. He got his cast ready except the heroine. He wanted a fresh face, preferably a debutante. Anyway, a young Telugu actress Pandhari Bai was selected, but it was found that she could not speak Tamil fluently.  MV Raman, AVM’s Director suggested a name of a young dancer Vijayantimala, who was the daughter of actress Vasundhara Devi and MD Ramaswami. She was called and a contract for 3 years was signed .

When ‘Vazhkai’ was being made, AVM supremo saw the Hindi film ‘Khidki’ (1942) with C Ramchandra’s music. This he liked so much that as many as 3 songs from ‘Khidki’ were copied and used in ‘Vazhkai’ by the MD – Sudarshanam. ‘Vazhkai’ was released in 1949 and it was a super duper hit. AVM made a Telugu remake – Jeevitham (1950). This too was a hit.  Then AVM decided it was time to invade the Hindi films and a film called ‘Bahaar’ was made in 1951 with Vijayantimala and Karan Dewan. Karan Dewan was considered a lucky star in those days. This film also became a hit. ‘Bahar’ also had a  similar story as ‘Kunwara Baap’.

The cast of this film was Kishore Sahu, Pratima Dasgupta, Anjali Devi, Master Dhulia, Moni Chatterjee, Nana Palshikar etc. The film was made by Acharya Art Productions, owned by NR Acharya (ex Bombay Talkies). The film was directed by Kishore Sahu. The music was composed by Ramchandra Pal, for the lyrics by Amritlal Nagar, Balam, Satyakam and Sharma. However, in HFGK, none of the songs of the film are specifically credited to any one lyricist.

The story, dialogues, screenplay and some lyrics were by Amritlal Nagar (17-8-1916 to 23-2-1990). He was an extraordinary person. He handled almost every department of literature – except perhaps poetry and autobiography. Short stories, novels, dramas, travelogues etc. were written by him. During 1940 to 1947 he was associated with the film industry. He wrote stories, screenplays, dialogues of as many as 20 films in Bombay, Kolhapur and Madras. He dubbed MS Subbulaxmi’s Tamil film ‘Meerabai’ (1947) into Hindi. He also worked to translate Russian films like ‘Zoya’ and ‘Bukhara’ into Hindi. He won innumerable awards, including Padma Bhushan and Sahitya Academy award. He was one of the very rare Hindi literature stalwarts to work in film industry for such a sustained period.

Music Director Ramchandra Pal, born in 1909 was actually a medical Doctor, who entered this profession in various capacities. As an actor he did 3 films – ‘Manmohan’ (1936), ‘Deccan Queen’ (1936) and ‘Aazad’ (1940). He produced and directed a film ‘Raj Nandini’ (1962), made under his own banner – Pal Films. However, this film was never released.

He started his music career with  Tamil films, ‘Bilwamangal’ (1932) and ‘Sarangdhara’ (1935). He shifted to Calcutta and gave music to Bangla films, ‘Rajani’ (1936) and ‘Indira’ (1936). His first Hindi film was ‘Prem Sagar’ (1939), a film made in south by a Bombay film company. This he confirmed in the interview given to Harmandir ji (LB-69).

He was connected as MD with Bombay Talkies films ‘Kangan’ (1939), ‘Punarmilan’ (1940), ‘Bandhan’ (1940), ‘Aazad’ (1940) and ‘Naya Sansar’ (1941). His last film as MD was ‘Raj Nandini’ of 1962. In all he gave music to 20 films. He also sang 15 songs in 7 films. Incidentally, today’s song was his last song as a singer. After 1942 he left singing and after 62 he left film industry and started his private medical clinic in Shivaji Park, Dadar, Bombay. He practiced till his death.

The name Anjali Devi, which appears in the cast is not of the famous south actress Anjali Devi (8-12-1927 to 13-1-2014), who acted in films like ‘Ek Tha Raja’ (1951) (dubbed film), ‘Shuk Rambha’ (1953), ‘Ladki’ (1953), ‘Devta’ (1956), ‘Suvarn Sundari’ (1957) etc. This Anjali Devi of the 40s was different. As usual, I find that the filmography of south Anjali Devi includes films done by Anjali Devi of the 40s. This is what I call Same Name Confusion.

Miss Anjali Devi’s real name was Durgesh Kumari. She was born at Benaras in 1926 in a respectable Brahmin family. Her education was not much but she was fluent in Hindi, Urdu, English and Sanskrit. At the age of 14 years, she came to Bombay, to fulfil her desire of becoming an actress. She joined Ranjit Films and worked in film ‘Pardesi’ (1940). The film was released in 1941. She was credited as Durgesh in this film. She was called to Bombay Talkies to work in film ‘Punarmilan’ (1940), directed by Najam Naqvi. When a section of artistes, led by S Mukherjee, left Bombay Talkies to start Filmistan in 42, one of the BT directors NR Acharya also left and started his own company Acharya Art Productions. Anjali Devi also left to join Acharya. She acted in 3 films of Acharya, ‘Kunwara Baap’, ‘Uljhan’ (1942) and ‘Aage Kadam’ (1943). She later on acted in ‘Paristan’ (1944), and ‘Parivartan’ (1949). She then got married to NR Acharya and settled as a housewife.

Film’s heroine was the dashing Pratima Dasgupta.  She was an actress, producer and a director. She was born on 5-9-1921 into a wealthy family of Bhavnagar. Though many sources mention name of the place of Bhavnagar, which is in Gujarat, I doubt it very much. There are no mentions or references that she was in anyway connected to Gujarat in her lifetime. I believe she was born in Bhanagar – a town just 31 kms. from Calcutta city. This unknown Bhanagar must have become well known Bhavnagar. Her family was related to Ravindranath Tagore. So, after the initial education in England, she came to Shantiniketan and completed her studies. She was a favourite and a favoured student throughout.

Looking at her acting skills,it was Tagore himself who recommended her to act in the Bangla film ‘Gora’ (1938), based on his own novel. Her role of Latika – daughter of Paresh Babu in the film – who falls in love with Bijoy and marries him – was liked by Tagore. She did one more film ‘Na Honewali Baat’ (1938) in Hindi,followed by the Hindi version of ‘Rukmini’ in 1939. After doing 4 Bangla films, she did the Trilingual film (Bangla, Hindi and English)- ‘Raj Nartaki’ (1941). This was made by Wadia Movietone in Bombay and was directed by Modhu Bose, husband of the heroine Sadhona Bose – the international dancer. During her Bombay visit, she got married to an aspiring actor Madsrurul Haq, son of a rich Zamindar Ehsanul Haq of Jallundhar. Madsrurul Haq’s younger sister, Begum Para was a sizzling actress of the 1940s and 1950s

Her other Hindi films were ‘Kunwaara Baap’ (1942), ‘Raja’ (1943) and ‘Shararat’ (1944), all directed by Kishore Sahu. She also did ‘Namaste’ in 1943. After this she turned to direction and did her first film ‘Chhamiya’ in 1945, with Begum Para and David as a Lead pair. She repeated this team again in ‘Pagle’ (1950) also. However her second film ‘Jharna’ (1948) was banned by Morarji Desai, the then Chief Minister of Bombay Province, on the plea that the film had explicit sexual scenes in it. No wonder, as her sister in law – the sizzling Begum Para, had given some uninhibited scenes in this film. This film was a financial disaster for Pratima and she decided to quit films.

In all, Pratima Dasgupta did 10 Hindi films and 8 Bangla films.

Out of the 9 songs of film Kunwara Baap, I have heard 6 songs. Some of them are quite interesting like “Chai Piyogi Rani” and “O Meri Rani, Meri Rani ”, but I felt we must have at least one song of Ramchandra Pal on our blog. This is the only song listed for the film, for which HFGK mentions the singer’s name . Other songs are without names of singers or lyricists. The song’s tune is not very catchy or lilting but the song has a historical value.

The singer and the film both make a debut on the blog.

 

[Author’s Note: Credits – Khalid Hasan from TFT, Pakistan; Isak Mujawar; A.I. Film directory; HFGK; MuVyz; LB-69; Harish Raghuwanshi ji; Wikipedia; and my notes.]

 


Song – Kaahe Paap Se Paap Chhipaaye (Kunwaara Baap) (1942) Singer – Ramchandra Pal, Lyrics – [Unattributed], Music – Ramchandra Pal

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

kaahe. . .
kaahe. . .

paap se paap chhipaaye
re paapi mann..nn
paap se paap chhipaaye
re paapi mann..nn
paap se paap chhipaaye

bigdi baat banaane ko tu
bigdi baat banaane ko tu
hari se aankh churaaye
bigdi baat banaane ko tu
hari se aankh churaaye
karni karta ?? ?? ??
phir paachhe pachhtaaye
re paapi mann..nn
paap se paap chhipaaye

phool ki ?? hovey phir bhi
phool ki ?? hovey phir bhi
bhog doosra paaye
ye kaisa nayay jagat ka
ye kaisa nayay jagat ka
ye kaisa nayay
re paapi mann..nn
paap se paap chhipaaye
paap se paap chhipaaye

paap se paap chhipaa..aaye. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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काहे॰ ॰ ॰
काहे॰ ॰ ॰

पाप से पाप छिपाए
रे पापी मन
पाप से पाप छिपाए
रे पापी मन
पाप से पाप छिपाए

बिगड़ी बात बनाने को तू
बिगड़ी बात बनाने को तू
हरी से आँख चुराये
बिगड़ी बात बनाने को तू
हरी से आँख चुराये
करनी करता ?? ?? ??
फिर पाछे पछताए
रे पापी मन॰॰न्न
पाप से पाप छिपाए

फूल की ?? होवे फिर भी
फूल की ?? होवे फिर भी
भोग दूसरा पाये
ये कैसा न्याय जगत का
ये कैसा न्याय जगत का
ये कैसा न्याय
रे पापी मन॰॰न्न
पाप से पाप छिपाए
पाप से पाप छिपाए

पाप से पाप छिपा॰॰आए॰ ॰ ॰


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 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 : 3609 Post No. : 14395

Today 5th June 2018 is World Environment Day. This year’s theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’!! And this year our own country India is the host for celebration of this day world-wide.

Last year I presented a post here on the blog celebrating this day, with a relevant couplet paying tribute to mother nature and mentioning some songs from Hindi movies which have used nature as a symbol/metaphor and direct reference. For this year’s theme, I don’t think any song relevant to this or either relevant to pollution, is available in our Hindi Movies. There is one song which I can relate to my favourite subject – scrap and its disposal – can be cited. It is penned by none other than Sahir Saab, the song being “Khaali Dabba Khaali Botal Le Le Mere Yaar“.

Few years back I had penned a poem – a ‘self-narrative’ by a ‘polybag (Panni) ’ and if our editors allow it can be reproduced here. The poem is in Hindi and for today’s presentation I have got its translation into English done by my daughter Ashwini.

मैं एक पन्नी हूँ और भटक रही हूँ यहाँ से वहाँ,
वैसे ही जैसे मेरे ‘प्लास्टिक’ परिवार के बाकी सदस्य,
फ़ैल रहे है  डगर-डगर और भटक रहे हैं नगर-नगर,
सह रहीं हूँ  मैं लोगों कि बेदर्दी जो मुझे देखके मुंह फेर लेते हैं,
कोई आए, उठाये मुझे, और ले जाए मुझे मेरे सही मक़ाम तक,
मुझे भी कोई गले से लगाये और प्यार से पूछे के ‘तेरा हाल क्या है’
मेरे और भी भाई-बहन हैं जो मेरी तरह ही दर दर कि ठोकरें खा रहें हैं,
कल ‘पीवीसी’(PVC) सुना रहा था अपनी दर्द भरी दास्तान,
क्यूं नहीं बचाते लोग मुझसे अपनी जान,
क्या अपने बच्चों की और भविष्य कि भी चिंता नहीं हैं इंसान को,
जो हमें सहेज कर, कर दे अलग, और रखे साफ़ अपने घर-परिसर,
कितनी निर्दयता से लोग हमें मिला देते हैं एक दूसरे के साथ,
कभी मैं काँटों में फस जाऊं , कभी किसी पेड़ कि टहनी से लिपट जाऊं,
कभी नालों में बह जाऊं और अटक जाऊं किसी ‘डिब्बे’ या ‘पीपे’ के मुहाने पे,
कभी पानी पे तैरती रहूँ यूँही और बन जाऊं कारण गन्दगी का,
या फिर सडती रहूँ नदी-ताल-तलैया की सतह पर और प्रदूषित कर दूं सब जल,
आज कल तो आप जहां भी देखोगे मुझे हर जगह पर पाओगे ,
खेत-खालिहनोंमें-अपने आसपास के परिसर में, अत्र-तत्र-सर्वत्र- मैं ही मैं हूँ,
यूँही उड़ते-फिरते, गिरते-पड़ते कट रहा हैं सफर – मंजिल कि नहीं खबर,
मुझे अपना लो, मुझे चाहो – मुझे समझो, मुझसे प्यार करो,
पहुंचा कर मुझे मेरे ‘मोक्ष’ तक, बचालो अपनी ‘वसुंधरा’ को,
कर रक्षण ‘पर्यावरण’ का, निभाओ ‘फ़र्ज़’ अपने ‘इंसान’ होने का !

(Translation in English provided by Ashwini Scrapwala)

I am a ‘polybag’ wandering places,
Wandering just like the other members of my species are,
Spreading throughout and travelling into the unknown,
Getting ignored with no hopes of getting cared and cured
Yet I keep wishing, for someone to pick me up in their loving arms,
I wish someone would take me to my rightful ‘disposal’, the place where I belong.
I wonder where my siblings are,
Maybe they’re wretched just like me,
Maybe they too have a gruesome story to tell
Like PVC had to tell this other day;
“Oh! the ignorant Humans!
Why aren’t you saving yourselves from me?
Don’t you care about your future?
The future of you and your progeny…”
I wish you would have kept us away from your surroundings
Instead of letting I and my specie get all messed up with each other.
I myself have been through a lot,
Be it getting trapped in cluster of spikes
Or being wrapped up around the branch of a tree!
I’ve floated in the drains, muffled over cans and ducts
Just to become the culprit of everything filthy!
I am that tramp, who keeps wandering constantly,
Rotting through rivers and pools,
Ending up spreading pollution everywhere,
You ask me where I’ll be found,
I am Omnipresent I say!
Flying, crashing through nowhere
Hoping for some day ‘someone’ will come,
And take me to my ‘appropriate disposal’
Please embrace me, love me, care me
Help me to reach – ‘my final destination’
Take me where I belong and save your Habitat,
Save your mother, Oh human,
Save your nature, Save ‘mother earth’

I wish our movie makers make more films on subjects like sustainable living, pollution and other environmental issues. In 2014, I had attempted to write a meaningful poem using Hindi movie titles on the occasion of World Environment Day in 2014. I am sharing herewith the link for this post.

Dharti Kahe Pukaar Ke… Jiyo Aur Jeene Do

For today’s occasion, again I have very small poem/song from a very recent movie “Kalpvriksh” (कल्पवृक्ष) aka “The Wishing Tree” from 2017. This song is penned by Gulzar Saab. I came across this movie during my air journey from Mumbai to Ethiopia while travelling to Kenya. I always find such movies very close to my heart and I like them very much. “Kalpvriksh” is presented by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change for Rhombus Films Production. It is produced by Raajaysh Chetwal and Directed by Manika Sharma, who also wrote the screenplay and dialogues for this movie.

The star cast includes Shabana Azmi, Prithvi Zutshi, Saurabh Shukla, Rajat Kapoor, and many other child artists and other artists. The credits in the beginning of the movie does not mention the names. Lyrics (for other songs) are written by Anil Pandey and Kausar Munir. Music is composed by Sandesh Shandilya. Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice in the beginning of the movie and Gulzar Saab’s name is mentioned with Special Thanks in the titles. Editing of this movie was done by Kaushik Das.

A brief about this movie copies from the YT link of the trailer of the movie is given below;

‘THE WISHING TREE’ is a magical, inspirational and an extremely entertaining story of five children in a hill-station who come together to save their ‘wishing tree’ from being cut by vested interests. The film is extremely lively, entertaining, endearing and engrossing so that the underlying message to protect trees and environment is seamlessly driven home.

Let us now listen and enjoy the beautiful, poignant and thoughtful verses by none other than Gulzaar Saab!!!
Other songs of this movie are also very good and I like them very much 😊.

[Auth Note : An interesting aside – since its inception in 1974 the ‘World Environment Day’ never had ‘Save Trees’ as its theme except in 1986 when the theme was ‘A Tree for Peace’ 😊.]

 


Song – Darakht Jab Sochte Hain (Kalpvriksh) (2017) Singer – Gulzar, Lyrics – Gulzar, MD – Sandesh Shandilya

Lyrics

darakht sochte hain jab
to phool aate hain
wo dhoop mein dubo ke ungliyaan
khayaal likhte hai
lachakti shaakhon par
to rang rang labz chunte hain
khushboo’on se bolte hain
aur bulaate hain

hamaara shauq dekhiye
ke gardanein hi kaat lete hain
jahaan kahin mehakta hai koyi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दरख़्त सोचते हैं जब
तो फूल आते हैं
वो धुप में डूबो के उंगलियाँ
ख़याल लिखते हैं
लचकती शाखों पर
तो रंग रंग लब्ज़ चुनते हैं
खुशबूओं से बोलते हैं
और बुलाते हैं

हमारा शौक़ देखिये
के गर्दनें ही काट लेते हैं
जहां कहीं महकता हैं कोई


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 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 : 3608 Post No. : 14392

This is one of the subjects that I longed to share. And since the subject is totally different from normal Hindi movie story topics viz. love stories, lost and found, family drama etc. I had to find relevant songs which would be either directly relevant to the subject or at least those which can easily convey the message that I intend to put in my write up/s. Though the first song that I selected came easily and that too during a real life experience when I was thinking of this topic. However the first song in this series is not that one but another song which I came across later when I was still working on the write up.

It has been almost more than three and half years now when I thought about writing on this subject i.e. ‘road-traffic’ in our country. Or putting it differently, ‘how we Indians actually are when we are on road. . .’ or more precisely it’s about our ‘civic sense on the roads’.

Over the years in this journey of my life, I have got this opportunity to travel to many places in India because of my job postings and have got to observe and learn a lot about how we, the people of India are actually when we are on the road and how we are when we are travelling in various modes of road transport.

When I start writing on the subject and gather all that I wish to write, the final article became too long, so I decided to split it in smaller articles (as rightly guided by one of our beloved seniors) and thus present the subject under a mini-series. But that will also require relevant songs from Hindi movies and though at that time I had only one or two in mind, over this period I marked one more which will fit with this subject.

I am herewith taking on this new mini series and presenting this first post on our blog – ‘Beta Sambhal Ke Chalnaa’.

Before moving on to the main article let me mention here that personally I believe there always is space for improvement in every sphere of life, and while we should move positively on every aspect, we should also assess our shortcomings time to time and these ‘shortcomings’ should not be treated as a ‘negativity’. Instead they should be taken as subjects of introspection and they should be our future plans to improve in positive direction with innovations and targeting an overall development and improvement in ‘standard of living’ and ‘quality of life’.

This post is actually about my thoughts which I was going through when the discussions for ‘smart cities’ were in the news then. I refer to an experience from around November-December 2014. At that time I was in Kachchh (Gujarat). My daily commute to work was 2×60 kms on public transport (ST bus) mainly. As it took almost an hour and half to reach my stations both ends I was getting enough time to read something, or take a nap sometime in addition to the music being played in the bus.

Travelling through the roads I was always thinking of how the roads in the developed countries must be like and what road conditions and road transport and ‘traffic discipline’ they must be maintaining and following there. What is the situation in cities of other countries? Or how the other smart cities in the world are like?

As an optimist I began to imagine how our country would be after the initiative of the ‘smart cities’. How it would be affecting our daily routine life and our public transport, specifically would it change our ‘Roads’ (the word ‘Road’ here has many connotations)? What will actually change when the cities go smart? And most importantly will it be helpful to save the precious lives lost on the ‘Indian Roads’ every year due to accidents? Will it be helpful to prevent ‘human potential’ losses of the nation or will it save the lives of young promising and aspiring youths who lose their precious lives only because of the sheer negligence and carelessness, their own, as well as of others?

In and around the town I was living there, road-accidents were a regular occurrence; there was not a single day when the newspaper was without the reporting of an accident. Many aspiring youngsters, senior citizens, children lost their life in fatal road accidents. The industrialization there was followed by increase in cargo movements and so heavy trailers and containers were a regular part of traffic.

And so, sometimes the tipping over of huge containers on turnings was also a daily feature. I wondered how the licenses were given to young inexperienced drivers, who drove the big containers? Was there any assessment of the ‘maturity content’ of a person issuing licenses?  Certainly a young guy of an age of 18-20 would not have the expertise and experience of a driver of an older age.

During that period, I used to regularly tweet about the accidents there and precious lives lost on the road. In my case while I would criticize the bad practices, I do also always appreciate whenever there is an improvement or efforts initiated in positive directions, may be at a smaller scale. There is always a space for improvement, we have to find it. . .

So among this ‘criticism’ of the ‘system’ by me, there was one incident that had an indication of ‘good sense prevailing’ and a sign of ‘improvement’ happening, which I think I must note here.

One evening as I was on my return journey from office, there happened to be an accident on the road and it took place just a few minutes before when I was passing by from that place. A trailer carrying a container had toppled over and its driver was injured. Fortunately no other vehicle or person was around it and coming from either side so there was no major mishap or fatality.  But still the driver had broken his leg and trapped inside the cabin. People rushed to rescue the driver.

While I and my friend rushed towards the injured to help, somebody guided me to make a call to the emergency services on 108. A little hesitant at first, I made call on this number and soon I started receiving calls from SHQ & DHQ asking about the exact location of the accident and as they keep tracking with me, exactly at the 13th minute from the call was made, an ambulance was standing at the accident site, ready to provide medical aid to the injured.

I can never forget this. Though the town was not far away from the accident site, still the action taken by the authorities was commendable and I was very happy.

On the other day when I was travelling back to home, it was already around nine in the evening by then, and I was dreaming about the ‘Smart City’ and the roads this city would have. As the bus entered the town, on the main road of the town there were cattle on the road sitting and relaxing, without bothering about this world. The driver of our bus was working hard to find the way and blowing the horn continuously and driving the bus in a zigzag fashion and songs were already playing on the music system in the bus. . .  That song we shall enjoy in next post of this series 🙂

At work places, to ensure ‘safety’ we do have safety and cautionary slogans prominently displayed in the area to educate and disciplined the work force. The song that I present today, does have this ‘cautionary message’ but going further its other lines are like a ‘threat’. 🙂

I present this ‘soft and mild warning’ song which says ‘beta sambhal ke chalna’. . ., to start with a ‘smart message’. 🙂

It seems that the video of this song is not available, so I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this song and this movie ‘Mr John -1959’

‘Mr John’ (1959) was directed by Inder for NK Productions, Bombay. It was produced by Nigam. It had Shyama, Johny Walker, Helen, Lalita Pawar, Iftikhar, Krishnakumari, Mumtaz, Tuntun, Mohan Choti, Kamal Mohan, Sampson, Uma Dutt, Ravi, Champak Lala, Rashid, Daraz, Wahid, Genius, Tiwari, Ramlal, Anil, Singh, Jani, Gaus, Tarun Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Ajit, B Fazal Kareem, Mukhtar, and Pt Baijnath.

The film has seven songs penned by Jan Nisar Akhtar and composed by N.Datta. Two songs of this film are already posted on the blog. Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi.

 


Song – Beta Sambhal Ke Chalna (Mr John) (1959) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

beta sambhal ke chalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna

paidal jo phirnaa hai
kismat mein bhaiyaa
seene pe chalta hai
motor ka pahiyaa
paidal jo phirnaa hai
kismat mein bhaiyaa
seene pe chalta hai
motor ka pahiyaa
dil ko pade kuchalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
aha aa
beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna aa

naqli ye chehre hain
inpe na jaanaa
powder hi powder hai
dhokha na khaana
haan
samjhe bhaai
naqli ye chehre hain
inpe na jaanaa
powder hi powder hai
dhokha na khaana
in pe na dil badalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
o beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna aa

chaandi ke taaron mein
jakde na jaana
paise ki laalach mein
pakde na jaana aa aa
chaandi ke taaron mein
jakde na jaana
paise ki laalach mein
pakde na jaana
reh jaayega machalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
o beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
haan
beta sambhal ke chalna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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बेटा संभल के चलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
बेटा संभल के चलना

पैदल जो फिरना है
किस्मत में भैय्या
सीने पे चलता है
मोटर का पहिया
पैदल जो फिरना है
किस्मत में भैय्या
सीने पे चलता है
मोटर का पहिया
दिल को पड़े कुचलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
अहा आ
बेटा संभल के चलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
बेटा संभल के चलना आ
नकली ये चेहरे हैं
इनपे न जाना
पौडर ही पौडर हैं
धोखा न खाना
हाँ
समझे भाई
नकली ये चेहरे हैं
इनपे न जाना
पौडर ही पौडर हैं
धोखा न खाना
इनपे न दिल बदलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ओ बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
बेटा संभल के चलना आ

चांदी के तारों में
जकड़े न जाना
पैसे की लालच में
पकडे न जाना आ आ
चांदी के तारों में
जकड़े न जाना
पैसे की लालच में
पकडे न जाना
रह जाएगा मचलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ओ बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
हाँ
बेटा संभल के चलना


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Blog Day : 3560 Post No. : 14275

“Maaya Baazaar”(1958) was directed by Babubhai Mistri for Basant Pictures Bombay. The movie had Anita Guha, Rajkumar Pandey, Ulhas, B M Vyas, Ram singh, Ramesh Sinha, Mahipal, Vasant Rao Pahalwan, Babu Raje, Dalpat, shree Bhagwan, Samar roy, Ratnamala, Krishn Kumari, Sulochana, Kanchanmala, Pal Sharma, Uma Dutt, Master Prithvi, Premlat, Geeta < Ratan, Rajni, Neelophar, Manda, Bhumiya, Ajit Kumar, R S Dubey, T N Sinha, Korega etc in it.

It appears the the movie was the story of Ghatotkach, the Raakshas son of Bhim from his Rakshasi wife Hidimba.

The movie had eight songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

I have not seen the movie. But a comment in YT suggests that Ghatotkach's great strength and maayaawi powers make him arrogant. the picturisation is about Lord Krishn (in disguise of an old man) singing this song in his bid to bring the arrogant Ghatotkach back to his senses.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actors seen in the picturisation.


Song-Kuchh bhi nahin hai tera mol (Maaya Baazaar)(1958) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

apni baanhon par hai tujhko kyun itna abhimaan
tere jaise laakhon dekhe
bade bade balvaan
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol
boli na badi bol
khilauna tu maati ka
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol
boli na badi bol
khilauna tu maati ka
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol

garaj raha hai
baras raha hai
zidd toone kis baat pe baandhi(?)
garaj raha hai
baras raha hai
zidd toone kis baat pe baandhi(?)
kyun hai paagal moorakh baadal
tujhko udaa le jaayegi aandhi
kyun hai paagal moorakh baadal
tujhko udaa le jaayegi aandhi
ser ko milte sava ser
lage na yahaan der
khilauna tu maati ka
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol
boli na badi bol
khilauna tu maati ka
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol

itna kyun tu itraata hai
hansati hai jab bhaagya ki rekha
itna kyun tu itraata hai
hansati hai jab bhaagya ki rekha
tu chhota sa deepak hai re
toone kabhi sooraj bhi dekha
tu chhota sa deepak hai re
toone kabhi sooraj bhi dekha
jhoothhe nashe mein tu hai choor
tootega ye guroor
khilauna tu maati ka
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol
boli na badi bol
khilauna tu maati ka
kuchh bhi nahin hai teraa mol


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 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 : 3545 Post No. : 14228

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# The Special Voices of the decade – 3 # Jaspal Singh #
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Welcome all to the third article in this series.

So far, we have the following two articles posted earlier on this blog under this series, where we are discussing the ‘special voices of the seventies’ and the nostalgia and memories associated with the songs of these ‘special voices’ from Hindi Movies.

‘Maa ne kahaa thhaa o betaa’
‘Haseen haseen waadiyon o’

When I had decided to start this series, my plan was to post one article per month under this series. However, later I thought it was better to combine it with the anniversaries of the Singers if it too falls in the same month of my writing the article.

The song and the ‘voice’ of today was supposed to be covered to mark the end of this series, however there was a good development in the first week of this month (March’2018) which delayed this post and finally it is here today.

The voice that I am presenting today is a ‘’very very special’ and ‘nostalgic’ voice for me.
I can feel the fragrance of the soil of this great land – our country, the purity of green lush fields, a big river flowing with its natural beauty, a small beautiful remote village in the rural part of our country – India, the diversity of our culture and the sweetness of the dialects spoken in our country. In all of its way this voice takes me back to ‘my roots and my soil’ if I think I am able to correctly mention the feelings otherwise the feelings just cannot be expressed in words.

Just listen to this song ‘dharti meri maata pitaa aasmaan’ .

And for that matter take this another song ‘geet gaata chal o saathi gungunaata chal’ from this same movie ‘Geet Gaata Chal -1975’

And then this beautiful ‘bhajan’ ‘O o o mangal bhawan amangal haari ee ee’, again from the same movie – ‘Geet Gaata Chal-1975’, its so soothing and so divine that I can keep it listening again and again just going on.

I remember these songs were played on loudspeakers continuously in a marriage function in our neighbourhood in the colony we were staying then.

I was seven and half years then when the movie was released in 1975.

Since then this voice and these songs also were growing on me as I keep growing over the years.
And yes, I had not watched this movie till many years since it was released. I get to watch it, may be on a TV channel, in the later years of nineties I think. But its songs were there with me and they keep growing on me and with me in my journey of life.

I had watched ‘Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se-1978’, that too on TV around mid or later eighties if I remember correctly. But the ‘dohawali’ from this movie is as fresh ever and soothing whenever I listened to it even now.

I had also not watched ‘Saawan Ko Aane Do-1979’ when it was released or even after that for many years, but I had not and will never escape its magical title song because of the voice singing it and the range of this voice and its sweetness and its melody.

(after coming into contact with this blog I got an opportunity to share the following song from this movie sung by Jaspal Singh; ‘gagan ye samjhe chaand sukhi hai’ )

Those were the days when we were watching any movie coming our way and we were getting a chance to watch. But so far as I remember I didn’t get to watched all the above-mentioned movies then where this singer had his songs which were very popular during those years. But I did watch them when I was a grown adult and I think that was the right time for me to watch them.

One such movie is the 1982 movie ‘Nadiyaa Ke Paar’ of which the songs were so popular then. Those couple of years were the ‘most study focussed’ years for us the students (though I was still very casual in my approach and could not understand its seriousness then, which I can realize now  )
Well, coming back to the songs from this movie, all the songs from this movie were very popular then and all of them are my favorites too.

‘Saanchi kahen tore aawan se hamre’
‘Kaun disha mein leke chalaa re batohiyaa’

These songs from this movie and one of the voice i.e. the male voice of these songs is our ‘special voice’ of the ‘decade of seventies’ for this article today …

The voice I am talking about is none other than Jaspal Singh.

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Jaspal Singh was born on 23rd March 1943 in Amritsar, Punjab. We wish him a belated “Happy Birthday” on this blog today and a healthy and peaceful life ahead!!!

However, yours ‘junior’ sincerely had already wished him personally over phone a ‘very very happy birthday’ and good wishes to him.

How I came to know about his birthdate also happens just by chance.

It so happened that, during my stay at Nagpur I came across this song (of today) which when I listened to it I liked it so much and immediately fall in love with it. I did share it then to Atul ji but for a different occasion.
(However, now I feel that this is the perfect song for me to share with this article here when I am presenting this voice under this series).

At that time, I do also search for a detailed biographic information about him and after getting his contact number from sources on internet I do make him a call and express my gratitude to him for giving us the treasure of many ‘unforgettable songs’ and for his voice being part of our (people like me who were in pre-teens and teens then) growing years. I had also expressed my wish to meet him sometime if I get a chance of it, which he appreciated whole heartedly and also assured that he can share all information about him whatever is possible and if one wants to go through it.

This happened immediately after the November’16 Mumbai Gang out, so I enquired with our respected Shishir ji, if he had interviewed this personality for this blog, which he told me that it is in his future plans.

Well, from the information available on internet then (even now) it came to my notice that none of the sources (which I came across) had mentioned the birthdate of this personality so I was curious to know about it.

Recently when Atul ji ‘Yippeeee’d’ this movie ‘Geet Gaaata Chal -1975’ on the blog and posted couple of the songs sung by Jaspal Singh ji, I thought I should also write up and complete my post under this series.

After a gap of almost one year and half I thought I should call Jaspal Singh ji and try to get this information directly from him. He was very happy that somebody from a long distance (now from Kenya) had called him and was interested to know about him. He readily shared the information to me which also had an interesting ‘thing’ associated with it.

As mentioned above he was born on 23rd March 1943 at Amritsar Punjab. However, on all official records his date of birth had been recorded as 28th March 1943.

(for the information of our readers I would like to share once again that yours ‘junior’ sincerely have already wished him personally on phone on his birthday on 23rd March itself – ‘thanks, and so nice of you’ was what he replied to me)

Jaspal Singh came from Amritsar where his father was having the business of Hotel and their Hotel was once situated just opposite to the famous ‘Golden Temple in Amritsar’ (which was later demolished and was compensated by the government, as mentioned by him in his interview on RSTV-Guftagoo).

Among the five siblings they are four brothers and one sister. (I hope I am correct as per what I can learn from his interview on RSTV-Guftagoo).

Jaspal Singh completed his graduation from Amritsar and later on persuaded LLB from Ghaziabad. However, he was neither interested in business nor doing the ‘advocacy’. His only interest was to sing and become a ‘play back singer’ which his mother and sister supported well.

Jaspal Singh, since his childhood was fond of singing and he was singing in his school and college functions and was popular among his circles in Amritsar and was invited for singing in functions.
He too (like other upcoming singers) was a great fan of Rafi Saab whom he admires a lot and later on he got a chance to sing with Rafi Saab in films which was a great day for him.

His journey to movies and becoming a play back singer was full of hard work and struggle and he succeeded only because he had this talent, passion and instinct to become a play back singer for movies.

It so happened that his Sister got married and was settled in Mumbai (Bombay) in those years. This came like a blessing for young Jaspal Singh who thereafter keep visiting Bombay, initially during the ‘summer vacation’ and thereafter very often to fulfil his ‘dream’ of becoming a ‘playback singer’ for movies.

His Sister knowing about his passion and intentions persuaded her husband to try that Jaspal Singh gets an opportunity to sing in movies.
There continued efforts resulted in Usha Khanna ji giving him his first break for playback singing in the movie ‘Bandish-1968’ where his first recorded song was a solo song ‘dekho logo ye kaisa zamaana sambhalo sambhalo tang libaada’ which went un-noticed.
Usha Khanna ji give him another chance in 1969 to sung in the movie ‘Anjaan Hai Koi’, this time a duet with Mahendra Kapoor which due to its tune and words was somewhat noticed and reach a larger audience.

However, he was still far away from the ‘big’ and ‘hit’ …

In the meantime, given to the pressure by his father to join the family business in Amritsar he keeps visiting Amritsar, but since he was not interested in Business he returns back to Mumbai.
Later on, his father also gives up to his wish and allow him to stay in Mumbai and even bought a ‘flat’ for him in Mumbai which he is still staying in.

Jaspal Singh also started taking lessons from his guruji Mahendrajeet Singh ji who always encouraged him a lot and always supported him and insisted that he should not leave Mumbai and ‘singing’.
As his struggle for singing opportunities and a major break continued Jaspal Singh also too on practicing as lawyer ship with a senior lawyer in Mumbai and started attending the court proceedings.

***
‘Geet Gaata Chal’ …

Luckily, he got a chance to meet Ravindra Jain who also staying in the same locality and who was aware of his singing.

A ‘big break’ was already waiting for Jaspal Singh when Rajshri Productions were looking for a ‘new singer’ for their upcoming new movie starring Sachin.
Ravindra Jain was the music director of this movie and he thought to give Jaspal Singh a chance for singing.
And, after going through the ‘tests’ Jaspal Sing was given a chance to sing ‘dharti meri maata pitaa aasmaan’, which also was his first recorded song for the movie.

The main title song of the movie came to him only after lot of consultations between the producer of the movie Rajkamal Barjatya and the music director Ravindra Jain who was initially reluctant to give him this song, which he thought was the main song of the movie and he thought a new singer would not be able to do justice with it and had it been gone a wrong way would have spoiled the movie and the music of this movie.
Finally, he was called to sing this ‘title song’ of the movie and after recording of that he was also offered the remaining songs of the movie to sing. (one song of the movie viz. Shyam abhimaani o Shyam abhimaani was already recorded earlier in Rafi Saab’s voice)

However, the title song ‘geet gaata chal o saathi gungunaata chal ’sung by Jaspal Singh went on to create a ‘magic’ for him and for the movie and for the ‘history of ‘Hindi film music’ and this song even today after so many years is as fresh as it was when the movie was released.

This was the first major break he got and which opened for him many avenues further, though he mainly sung for Ravindra Jain (I think so, till we arrive at the total statistics of songs sung by him.)

Thereafter he got to sing in many movies mainly for actor Sachin and many of his songs went on to become very popular and they are as fresh as they were then in the minds of the movie goers and HFM lovers.

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Here it will be interesting to know if he got to sing in movies after ‘Bandish-1968’ and ‘Anjaan Hai Koi-1969’, because his next song was in 1975 for ‘Geet Gaata Chal’.

Well, after ‘Geet Gaata Chal-1975’ he left his ‘practice in lawyership’ and went on to singing in around one hundred fifty movies (to be authenticated).
However tragically or unfortunately for the history of ‘HFM’ the so-called ‘big banners’ didn’t offer him to sing in their productions.
Nevertheless, the songs that he got to sung so far cannot be forgotten and some of them will remain immortal in the memories of HFM lovers.

The song ‘jab jab tu mere saamne aaye’ from ‘Shyam Tere Kitne Naam-1977’ sung for Sachin is his personal favourite.

On this blog I got the opportunity to share few of his songs (few I mentioned above) and viz. ‘yaar dagaa de gaya dulhan ko le gaya’

His active years in singing last till 2009-2010 (as mentioned by him in his interview on RSTV).
By then already HFM had gone many changes and seen many new singers making entry into movies and singing, so naturally Jaspal Singh also got forgotten by Music Directors.

However, given the quantity of songs he sung, and his not so frequent appearing in movie songs credit some keep wondering that ‘where did he vanish?’😊.

On our blog we have so far only fifteen of ‘Jaspal Singh Songs’ posted, so all those who wondered where he was vanished can try to search for his songs also can try to get them posted here 😊 sharing them with their memories associated with his beautiful songs.

From his interview on RSTV (which is also the main source for this article) and as mentioned by Jaspal Singh himself he is living a happy and contented life with his family (wife, a daughter and a son) and continuing with his riyaaz and readings.
He had been doing stage shows as per demand and whenever he got opportunities for that. (the interview was done in 2014 i.e. only four years back).

***

That brings us to the today’s song being presented here on the blog and the movie it is from …

“Paayal Ki Jhankaar-1980” was directed by Satyen Bose for Ruchi Films, Bombay.

It had Komal Mahuwakar, Alankar, Surinder Kaur (new discovery), Arun Kumar, Shail Chaturvedi, C.S. Dubey, Virendra Gaud, Shrikant Moghe, Anand Joshi, Brijendra Mohan, Pardesi, Master Abhitabh, Deepak, Sudha Shivpuri, Ranjana Sachdev, Bandini, Namrata, Asha Sharma, Rajraani and Nisha.
Master Mayur and Master Sandeep make a guest appearance in this movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Rajkamal and its songs were written by Maya Govind.

This movie had total eleven songs in it and it was passed by Censor Board on 23.08.1980.
Aarti Mukherjee, Alka Yagnik, Anand Kumar C., Jaspal Singh, Purushottam Das Jalota, Sulakshana Pandit and Yesudas gave their voices to the songs of this movie.

Interestingly the song being presented today is the only song sung by Jaspal Singh in this movie and the only male solo too. The other male voices are appearing in duets song only.

Though I had not watched this movie its name was in my vague memories so I had been waiting for sharing of a song of this movie to introduce it on the blog. And it also serves the purpose of bringing ‘movies having same titles’ on the blog.

There was a movie with the same title “Paayal Ki Jhankaar” in 1968 which has already made an entry on the blog.

Today ‘Paayal Ki Jhankaar-1980’ makes a debut on the blog …

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Let us now enjoy the today’s song in the unique and amazing voice of Jaspal Singh …
Lyrics are by Maya Govind and music is composed by Raj Kamal ji.


Song-Jin khoja tin paaiyaan gehre paani paithh (Paayal Ki Jhankaar)(1980) Singer-Jaspal Singh, Lyrics-Maya Govind, MD-Rajkamal

Lyrics

Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa aa
Gehre paani paithh
Jo baawraa dooban daraa aa
Rahaa kinaare baithh
O Shyaama aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa aa
Gehre paani paithh
Jo baawraa dooban daraa aa
Rahaa kinaare baithh
O Shyaama
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan

Man ki saanchi lagan hamesha
Manzil tak pahunchaati
Behte behte jaise nadiyaa
Saagar se mil jaati
O Shyaama
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa

Tulsi Meera aa Soor ke jaisa
Milaa na khojanhaaraa
Karke tapasya laaye Bhageerath
Ganga ki jal dhaaraa
O Shyaama
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan

Baiju ne Guru khoja
Swaami Hari Das ko paaya
Baalak Dhruv ne sach khoja
Ho Shyaama ho o o o o
O o o o
o o o
Baalak Dhruv ne sach khoja
Dhruv taara ban muskaaya
O Shyaama aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan aa aa
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan

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(Lyrics in Devnagri Script) (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ आ आ
गहरे पानी पैठ
जो बौरा डूबन डरा आ आ
रहा किनारे बैठ
ओ श्यामा आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ

जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ आ आ
गहरे पानी पैठ
जो बौरा डूबन डरा आ आ
रहा किनारे बैठ
ओ श्यामा आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ

मन कि सच्ची लगन हमेशा
मंजिल तक पहुंचाती
बहते बहते जैसे नदिया
सागर से मिल जाती
ओ श्यामा
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ

तुलसी मीरा आ सुर के जैसा
मिला न खोजन हारा
करके तपस्या लाये भगीरथ
गंगा की जल धारा
ओ श्यामा
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ

बैजू ने गुरु खोजा
स्वामी हरिदास को पाया
बालक ध्रुव ने सच खोजा
हो श्यामा हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
बालक ध्रुव ने सच खोजा
ध्रुव तारा बन मुस्काया
ओ श्यामा आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ आ आ आ
जिन खोजा तिन पाईयाँ


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Blog Day : 3521 Post No. : 14141

“Aan Baan” (1972) was produced by Malik Chand Kochar and directed by Prakash Mehra. The movie had Rajendra Kumar, Rakhi, David Abraham, Jagdeep, Pran, Sunder, Kumkum, Som Dutt, Kanhaiyalal, Anwar Hussein, Tabassum etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the blog, with the fourth song being covered in 2014.

Here is the fifth song from “Aan Baan” (1972) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Gulshan Bawra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is a philosophical song which is lip synced by Rajendra Kumar who is seen lipsyncing this song in a jail where he is jailed alongwith several others. Or is it a mental asylum ? I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of the song.

Personally, whenever I see a “jail” song, I am automatically reminded of the jail song of “Kaaliya”(1981), which was a philosophical song too and that was also sung by Rafi.


Song-Naam nahin koi dhaam nahin (Aan Baan)(1972) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Gulshan Bawra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

sun lo poorab paschhim uttar dakshin ke ae logon
jeevan sabke liye saza hai
hanste hanste bhogo
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin
hai number se pehchaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin
hai number se pehchaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin

bhaasha ko deewaar banaa ke
kyun tu bair kamaye
bol pyaar ki boli aisi
gair tera ho jaaye
bhaasha ko deewaar banaa ke
kyun tu bair kamaye
bol pyaar ki boli aisi
gair tera ho jaaye
dil ki bhaasha sab ki bhaasha
jaan le o anjaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin
hai number se pehchaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin

bura na dekho
bura na bolo
bura suno na bhai
sab dharmon ka yahi hai maqsad
yahi to hai sachchaayi
bura na dekho
bura na bolo
bura suno na bhai
sab dharmon ka yahi hai maqsad
yahi to hai sachchaayi
chaahe geeta biblw padhlo
chaahe granth kuraan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin
hai number se pehchaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin

josh mein aake bhool gaya kyun
tu hai ek khilauna
kokh se toone janam liya hai
maut ki god mein sona
josh mein aake bhool gaya kyun
tu hai ek khilauna
kokh se toone janam liya hai
maut ki god mein sona
kaandhe chadh ke jaayega
nirbal ho ya balwaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin
hai number se pehchaan
kya raaja kya rank yahaan pe
sab hain ek samaan
naam nahin koi dhaam nahin


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This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over TEN years. This blog has over 14500 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3600 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

14576

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1143
Total Number of movies covered =3980

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