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

Blog Day : 3734 Post No. : 14680

6th October, he would have been 72. Life is such. It always, well almost, seems as if this was not the time to go. But this passage is such – no one has any say about it. One can only express emotions and reflect upon the loss. And then there are souls, people who are more close to heart than others. And the loss, the vacuum, seems to be bigger and deeper.

A person who once had declared that “. . . cricket, not films, is my first love”. At school, college and local club levels, he played a fair amount of good cricket, in the company of would be test players like Eknath Solkar and Budhi Kunderan. But then, he settled for a career in films, when he realized that he could never be a Vishwanath. [Author’s Note: These references are excerpted from an interview with Illustrated Weekly of India, in 1979.]

Born in 1946, he was not even a year old, when the family moved from Peshawar (now in Pakistan) to Bombay, when the partition happened in 1947. There was a temporary back and forth movement of the family between Bombay to Delhi (1957) and then back to Bombay (1960). Throughout his school and college days, he had a very normal progression of life, playing cricket and watching films. He aspired to be a cricketer, and also, he was enamoured by films.

As he stepped into his 20s, and completed his college education, a meeting with Sunil Dutt brought to him his break in films. Sunil Dutt was in preparation for his film ‘Mann Ka Meet’ (1968) which was intended to be a launch vehicle for Som Dutt, his younger brother`. Vinod played the a grey villain type role in this film. Some of his next few assignments followed in the same vein – supporting roles or villain’s roles – ‘Purab Aur Paschim’, ‘Aan Milo Sajna’, ‘Sachcha Jhootha’, ‘Mastana’ in 1970 and ‘Elaan’ and ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’ in 1971.

1971 is also the kind of firming-up an take-off year for Vinod. This year came his first film as an action hero in ‘Hum, Tum Aur Woh’. Also, this year was released the much acclaimed ‘Mere Apne’, produced and directed by Gulzar. A sensitive film about coming of age youngsters and the growing angst among the new generation, Vinod was cast in a strong lead role, challenged by another equally strong role of Shatrughan Sinha, the two heading competitor street gangs in a typical city in India.

Come 1973, and Gulzar cast him in the lead role in an off-beat theme on the commercial circuit – and a surprise songless film no less from this poet and film maker. ‘Achanak’ takes on where ‘Ye Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke’ (1963) faded out ten years earlier. Loosely connected with the famous/infamous Nanavati case (1959-61) from real life, the film takes off from the point where, in real life, the jury’s verdict of not guilty (at the Session Court level) was overturned by the Bombay High Court and awarded life imprisonment to the accused. The film was critically acclaimed – and so was the lead role played by Vinod.

Quite well considered as an established actor by this time, we see him in 1974, in the role of a college lecturer in ‘Imtihan’. A string of action films continues, far too many to be listed. I will follow him through the films that I actually viewed in that decade – ‘Aarop’ and ‘Haath Ki Safai’ in 1974, ‘Shaque’ and ‘Hera Pheri’ in 1976, ‘Parvarish’ in 1977, ‘Inkaar’ and ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ in 1978, ‘Meera’ in 1979 and ‘The Burning Train’ in 1980. I am sure you will say I missed some. Yes, surely did. Just for a special mention – the highest grossers and the most popular films of their years – ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’ in 1977, ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ in 1978 and ‘Qurbani’ in 1980. With a portfolio as the one sampled above, the career discussion is fully represented, even if we choose not to mention his films that came later.

His film career was punctuated between 1982 and 1986, when he took a self-imposed leave from his career and went to stay with Osho, or Guru Rajnish. But whatever the circumstances may have been, he returned to the industry in 1987, and just continued without a pause with his career.

Vinod Khanna passed away on 27th April last year (2017).

Remembering him on his birth anniversary, here is a lesser known, but a wonderfully performed song from the film ‘Aadha Din Aadhi Raat’ from 1977. The film is from the banner of Bharati International, Madras and is directed by Dhundi. The star cast includes Asha Parekh, Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Prem Chopra, Om Shivpuri, Jalal Agha, Jayshree T, Prem Bedi, TP Jain, Surendra Nath, Kirti Kumar, Pratima Devi, Vishu Raje, Makranee, Shobha Harman, Ranjeet, and Keshto Mukherjee etc.

The song is penned by Anand Bakshi and the music is by Laxmikant Pyaarelal. The scene is a party, ostensibly at the residence of Prem Chopra, in honor of a certain person / friend returning from abroad. It is apparent that Vinod Khanna is in disguise and masquerading as that friend of Prem Chopra. Shabana, who plays the role of Prem Chopra’s daughter, is offended at the wooing advances being made by this foreign returned gentleman whom she quite clearly does not fancy. The body language and the silent exchanges indicate that Prem Chopra is trying to make her stay on in the party, so possibly there is some business angle to this interaction also. And the presence of some dangerous looking characters in the party frame, indicates that the ‘business’ that Prem Chopra is pursuing is not really a good happy one.

Menewhile in the CSP (comic side plot), apparently the real ‘foreign returned’ gentleman has been kidnapped by our hero and is being held captive, with the help of his side kick – Jalal Agha.

The actual gentleman who is being forcibly kept away from the prospecting party event, is the character actor by the name TP Jain. In 1960s and 70s, TP Jain was a very active figure in the Delhi theatre circles and a very active presence in the plays on Delhi Doordarshan.

This song reminds one of “Priye Praneshwari” (‘Hum, Tum Aur Woh’, 1971), a similar disguise song, albeit a suited booted version.

Enjoy this farcical performance, and a lesser known lilting melody – “Main London Chhod Ke Aa Gaya”.


Song – Main London Chhod Ke Aa Gaya (Aadha Din Aadhi Raat) (1977) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Unidentified Male Voice
Unidentified Female Voice
Chorus

Lyrics

hmmmmm mmmmmmmm
mmmmmmm mmmmmmmm

hey..ey..ey
mmmmmmm mmmmmmmm

haa..aa..aa..aa..aa

baahar jaa ke maine
fashion dekhe aise aise
kaise kaise
arey baalon ka cut bhi ek jaisa
ha ha ha ha ha
aur kapde bhi
ik jaise
arey ladka hai ya ladki hai
koi pehchaane kaise
aa he pagdi baandh ke main gaya tha
ke pagdi baandh ke main gaya tha
chunri odh ke aa gaya
main london chhod ke aa gaya
aa gaya..aa..aa
main london chhod ke aa gaya
aa gaya..aa..aa
main london chhod ke aa gaya

maine london jaa ke babli
paisa bahut kamaaya
maine london jaa ke babli
paisa bahut kamaaya
motor le li
chauffer rakha
bangla naya banaaya
khaali bangley
mein rehne se lekin mazaa na aaya
khaali bangley
mein rehne se lekin mazaa na aaya
teri yaad jo aai to main
teri yaad jo aai to
teri yaad jo aai to
main waapas daud kea a gaya
main london chhod ke aa gaya
aa gaya..aa..aa
main london chhod ke aa gaya
aa gaya..aa..aa
main london chhod ke aa gaya

gori memen lipstick powder
na kaajal na bindiya
gori memen lipstick powder
na kaajal na bindiya
ye rang roop kahaan jo loote
ek nazar mein nindiya
made in foreign se achha hai
kuchh bhi made in india
made in foreign se achha hai
kuchh bhi made in india
mere paas thi jitni cheezen
mere paas thi jitni cheezen
mere paas thi jitni cheezen
saari tod kea a gaya
main london chhod ke aa gaya
aa gaya..aa..aa
main london chhod ke aa gaya
aa gaya..aa..aa
main london chhod ke aa gaya

babli
tum bhi gaao
la lalla la laa
la lalla la laa
arey aap log bhi gaao na bhai
la lalla la laa
lallaa lallal lal laa
la lalla la laa
lallaa lallal lal laa
la lalla la laa
lallaa lallal lal laa

mushkil se rehta hai saath
wahaan par koi joda
arey mushkil se rehta hai saath
wahaan par koi joda
sabka hai dastoor
ke is ko pakda us ko chhoda
london ki ik madam ne jab
london ki ik madam ne jab
mere dil ko toda
tere pyaar se toote dil ke
tere pyaar se toote dil ke
tukde jod ke aa gaya
main london chhod ke aa gaya
aa gaya..aa..aa
main london chhod ke aa gaya
aa gaya..aa..aa
main london chhod ke aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम्ममममम म्मममममम
म्ममममममम म्मममममम

हे ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
म्ममममममम म्मममममम

हा॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

बाहर जा के मैंने
फ़ैशन देखे ऐसे ऐसे
कैसे कैसे
अरे बालों का कट भी एक जैसा
हा हा हा हा हा
और कपड़े भी
एक जैसे
अरे लड़का है या लड़की है
कोई पहचाने कैसे
आ हे पगड़ी बांध के मैं गया था
के पगड़ी बांध के मैं गया था
चुनरी ओढ़ के आ गया
मैं लंदन छोड़ के आ गया
आ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ
मैं लंदन छोड़ के आ गया
आ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ
मैं लंदन छोड़ के आ गया

मैंने लंदन जा के बबली
पैसा बहुत कमाया
मैंने लंदन जा के बबली
पैसा बहुत कमाया
मोटर ले ली
शौफ्फर रखा
बंगला नया बनाया
खाली बंगले में रहने से
लेकिन मज़ा ना आया
तेरी याद जो आई तो मैं
तेरी याद जो आई तो
तेरी याद जो आई तो
तेरी याद जो आई तो मैं
वापस दौड़ के आ गया
मैं लंदन छोड़ के आ गया
आ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ
मैं लंदन छोड़ के आ गया
आ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ
मैं लंदन छोड़ के आ गया

गोरी मेमें लिपस्टिक पौडर
ना काजल ना बिंदिया
गोरी मेमें लिपस्टिक पौडर
ना काजल ना बिंदिया
ये रंग रूप कहाँ जो लूटे
एक नज़र में नींदिया
मेड इन फौरन से अच्छा है
कुछ भी मेड इन इंडिया
मेड इन फौरन से अच्छा है
कुछ भी मेड इन इंडिया
मेरे पास थी जितनी चीज़ें
मेरे पास थी जितनी चीज़ें
सार तोड़ के आ गया
मैं लंदन छोड़ के आ गया
आ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ
मैं लंदन छोड़ के आ गया
आ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ
मैं लंदन छोड़ के आ गया

बबली
तुम भी गाओ
ला लल्ल ला लाss
ला लल्ल ला लाss
अरे आप लोग भी गाओ ना भई
ला लल्ल ला लाss
लाल्ला लल्ललल ला ला
ला लल्ल ला लाss
लाल्ला लल्ललल ला ला
ला लल्ल ला लाss
लाल्ला लल्ललल ला ला

मुश्किल से रहता है साथ
वहाँ पर कोई जोड़ा
मुश्किल से रहता है साथ
वहाँ पर कोई जोड़ा
सबका है दस्तूर
के इसको पकड़ा उसको छोड़ा
लंदन की इक मैडम ने जब
लंदन की इक मैडम ने जब
मेरे दिल को तोड़ा
तेरे प्यार से टूटे दिल के
तेरे प्यार से टूटे दिल के
टुकड़े जोड़ के आ गया
मैं लंदन छोड़ के आ गया
आ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ
मैं लंदन छोड़ के आ गया
आ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ
मैं लंदन छोड़ के आ

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

Blog Day : 3682 Post No. : 14578

Today’s song is from the film Mera Munna-1948. This film was made by Minerva Movietone. However, it was not directed by Sohrab Modi, but by an outsider- Vishram Bedekar.

Nostalgia ! This feeling is very common amongst Senior Citizens. However, middle age or young people too may indulge in Nostalgia of their favourite times in life or even an incident. Nostalgia is defined as ” Sentimental yearning for the past”. Everyone has some sweet memories of the past. When alone,one indulges in Nostalgia. Sometimes it is shared with the near and dear ones. Many times, an event, an old friend, an old movie or a film songn or an old house,town or anything on this Earth can trigger Nostalgia, if happy memories are connected with it. When you visit your first company where you started your career, surely Nostalgic memories will haunt you.

Same thing happened to C.Ramchandra, when he visited Minerva Movietone in 1948 to sign a contract for giving music to its film ‘Mera Munna’. It was Minerva Movietone, where, in 1936, he had begun his training in Music Composition. After his first film as a Hero-” Naganand “-35 bombed badly ( the first show had only 7 people in the audience-who also left in the interval. Naturally, there were no further shows of the film ! ), he shifted from Kolhapur to Bombay, looking for suitable jobs.

One day he learnt that a big actor from a drama company was about to start a film studio and that recruitment was going on, he decided to try his luck there. Selling a Gold medal he had won in some competition, he stitched a coat and went for the interview. It was Sohrab Modi who took his interview and appointed him as an assitant worker on a salary of Rs. 15 pm. In the two and half to three years that he spent in Minerva, in the beginning of his struggle, he learnt many things.

At Minerva, his first teacher was Bundu Khan as MD. Second was Habib Khan. Next was B.S.Hoogan. C Ramchandra learnt notation writing and use of western instruments for indian ragas. After Hoogan, came Meer Saheb. He was truly a very knowledgeable musician and C Ramchandra learnt many things from him. Actually the training of Meer Saheb gave him the confidence that he too could give music and make tunes. During Meer Saheb’s tenure in Minerva, C Ramchandra became friendly with an young actor and director- Master Bhagwan. He was acting and directing a film ‘Bahadur Kissan’-38. Meer Saheb was the Music Director for this film. Most work was done by C Ramchandra, on behalf of Meer saheb. During this period Bhagwan and he became very good friends.

One day Bhagwan offered C Ramchandra an opportunity to give music to a Tamil film, which Bhagwan was to direct. C Ramchandra gladly did it. After doing one more Tamil film in Madras/Kerala, C Ramchandra got his first Hindi film ” Sukhi Jeevan”-42 as a music director-thanks to Master Bhagwan who was its director. This was the beginning of an eventful and illustrious career of C Ramchandra, who gave music in 112 films, composing 947 songs. He also sang 198 songs in 77 films during his career.

When Sohrab Modi sent a call to him to come for composing songs for one of his films, C Remembered remembered all this. While in Minerva, he knew Modi as a strict disciplinarian and a kind soul. In the subsequent period, C Ramchandra was impressed with the extraordinary success of Minerva movies like Pukar-39, Sikander-41 and Prithwi Vallabh-43. Afterall, his and Minerva’s careers had started together only ! Though he had become a famous and successful Music Director now with films like Shehnai, Saajan, Nadiya ke paar and Khidki etc amongst his 30 odd films, he went to meet Modi.

There was a tremendous change in circumstances when he left Minerva in 1938 and today when Minerva requested him to work for them in 1948. He had become so big that he could have easily refused to work for them, but he was not ungrateful. C Ramchandra has described this meeting to one of his friends, Isak Mujawar thus…

” When I entered the office of Minerva, after 10 years, I realised that while I had grown in my stature, Minerva had lost some of its sheen and its place among the top studios. Whatever I had learned while working here had made my foundation so strong that I could never repay Minerva’s debt fully. As I entered, I saw the same tall, well built Sohrab Modi and by his side Mehtab was sitting next to him. As soon as I crossed the door, both of them stood up. I was embarrassed. I went ahead and touched his feet. He murmured something and hugged me. I did Namaste to Mehtab ji. Modi talked briefly about his film and their expectations about the music. Then with a little hesitation, he asked me my fees. I smiled and said, “Give me just One Rupee, sir. That’s my fees for Minerva”. However, they did not agree and a nominal token fees was fixed. I signed the contract “.

Those were the days when artistes gratefully acknowledged the help they received in their early careers !

There is a name in the film’s cast- Wazir Mohammed Khan, who made his name written in Hindi film History for ever, for being the first ever singer on the screen, when he sang ” de de khuda ke naam par “, in film Aalam Ara-1931, India’s first Talkie film. Despite my efforts, I could not get any information about him, from any source at my disposal.

W.M.Khan was a Pathan. His first film was ‘Alam Ara’-31 and his last film was also Aalam Ara-73. he sang a song in the first film and again the same song in the similarly titled film Alam Ara-56. I saw him on the screen first time in film Kabuliwala-61, in which he lip synched the famous song ” Aye mere pyare watan…”. W.M.Khan acted in 73 films. He sang 6 songs in 4 films, namely Alam Ara-31, Sair e paristan-34, Dard e dil-34 and after 22 years he sang his first song again in film Alam Ara-56- though no record was issued for it. When he acted in the third version of Aalam Ara in 73, he became the first male actor to have worked in 3 films with the same title, from the very first Talkie film. The next and the only other actor to achieve this feat was Ashok kumar, who acted in Kangan-39, kangan-59 and kangan-72. The only female actress to achieve this feat was Sulochana ( Ruby Meyers) who had acted in Anarkali-28, Anarkali-35 and Anarkali-53.

Today’s song is the second song in a span of one month, which talks of ‘going to Bombay’, after a song from film ‘Kirti’-42, posted on 19-7-2018. The singer’s name of today’s song is not mentioned in HFGK. I hear 2 separate voices in the song, but people with better hearing than me can know more about the voices.
( credits- Autobio of C Ramchandra, Isak Mujawar’s book, Flash back, HFGK, MuVyz, and my notes )


Song-Chale chak chak chak chak rail (Mera Munna)(1948) Singers-Unknown child voice 1, unknown child voice 2, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

chale chak chak chak chak rail
chale chak chak chak chak rail
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen
lage ismein na paani na tel
lage ismein na paani na tel
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen

hamne baapu ki ghanti churaayi
hamne baapu ki ghanti churaayi
maan ke aanchal ke jhande banaayi
maan ke aanchal ke jhande banaayi
hamne ghar mein banaaye hai rail
hamne ghar mein banaaye hai rail
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen
chale chak chak chak chak rail
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen

baapu laayenge jaa kar langoti
baapu laayenge jaakar langoti
maata laayenge ?? ki ??
maata laayenge ?? ki ??
ham khilaunon se bhar lenge rail
ham khilaunon se bhar lenge rail
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen
chale chak chak chak chak rail
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen

mere chaachaa jee Bambai se aayenge
mere chaachaa jee Bambai se aayenge
ghoda laayenge
tamtam bhi laayenge
ghoda laayenge
tamtam bhi laayenge
laayenge tota maina ka khel
laayenge tota maina ka khel
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen
chale chak chak chak chak rail
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen
lage ismein na paani na tel
chalo jee zara Bambai chalen
haan Bambai chalen


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 : 3653 Post No. : 14508

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 14
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This Blog is completing 10 years on 19th July 2018.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Blog and CONGRATULATIONS for ATUL ji.

I have yet to come across a similar blog which is running smoothly for 10 years, earning readers’ love and participation to an unbelievable level. The blog has created its own world of ATULITES, consisting of contributors of articles, lyrics, data supply, silent workers behind the limelight, who keep the blog’s non working videos replaced, untiringly and well wishers. The ATULITES run a WA group, meet at different locations in India (Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Lucknow) from time to time and otherwise keep connected with emails and phone calls. This is an exceptional example, how people of diverse interests-vocations-locations and different age groups stick together with the central magnet of what is called as ‘atulsongaday,’.

It is something beyond mere love of music. It is the result of Atul ji’s leadership that has kept this flock together for such a long period. To assist him, help him and lending a hand is dear Sudhir ji, whose role in keeping in touch with all members is unparalleled.

I came across this blog somewhere in the end of 2010, ending my newly learnt surfing journey here only. I had found a one spot treasure of old songs and information on old films – the people, the times and the stories thereof. My first article came up on 1-10-2012, because of Atul ji’s encouragement and it still continues. The blog has really taught me “It is never too late to turn a new page in the book of life”. It gave me a new identity and a name in the like minded groups, sites and blogs on the Internet. It also gave me new friends.

I take this opportunity to wish the blog many many happy returns of the day (19th July ) and many more milestones. I also wish Atul ji all the best in this enterprise.

BOMBAY (today’s Mumbai) has always been an attraction for people in India. It is considered a ‘mayanagari‘, a ‘swapnanagari‘, where the dreams of hard working talented people can come true. Not every person is a success story but maximum success stories in India have taken place here, in almost every field. When the film industry started blooming and job opportunities opened up in this new field, there was a new destination for people with ambitions and dreams.

There was a trend that aspirants from every corner of India would run away from their town to Bombay, in search and hope of better life. In fact, for all lost children, the search would start from Bombay first. Khalid Hasan, the famous journalist from Pakistan had written in The Friday Times, Lahore, “I love the Qaid e Azam, but what sort of a country he has given us ! There is nowhere for young boys and girls to run to now !!”

This is sufficient to endorse that Bombay was the most desired destination. Today’s song is selected, because in it the singer expresses his desire to go to Bombay. He says, “Bambai ko chalo Bambai ko”. This song is from film ‘Kirti’ from 1942. It was written by Pt. Phani. The music was by Harischandra Bali and it was sung by a most unexpected actor Mithu Miyan. No information about this actor is available. This may not be his real name also. As per records, he seems to have acted in 32 films, from ‘Lutaru Lalna’ (1932) to ‘Alibaba And 40 Thieves’ (1966).

The cast of the film is listed as Lalita Pawar, Jairaj, Sunalini Devi, Jagdish Sethi, Mithu Miyan etc. The film was directed by VM aka Dada Gunjal and the MD was Harishchandra Bali aka HC Bali.

HC Bali was born on 10-3-1906 at Jalandhar, Punjab. He received early training in music from Pt Tola Ram and Ustad Maula Baksh of Talwandi Gharana. He was also a desciple of Bhaskerbua Bakhle and Pt Dilip Chandra Vedi. He adopted their styles. Bali came to Bombay. He entered film by acting as a Hero in film ‘Naksh e Sulemani’ (1933). In later life also he acted in few more films. As an MD, his first film was ‘Aurat Ka Dil’ (1933) and last film was ‘Janata’ (1947). He gave music to 26 films. Among these were first films of Prof Pt Ramanand Sharma, ‘Watan Parast’ (1934), first film of actress Pramila, ‘Bhikharin’ (1935), first film of Debaki Bose in Bombay, ‘Jeewan Natak’ (1935). In film ‘Pati Patni’ (1939), Naushad was his assistant and composed few songs also. In 1942, Bali gave music to ‘Aple Ghar’ (1942), the Marathi verion of ‘Apna Ghar’ (1941). He was the MD for the last film of Vishnupant Pagnis, ‘Mahatma Vidur’ (1943) and in film ‘Janata’ (1947), he gave opportunity to lyricist Rajendra Krishna for the first time.

Bali also gets the credit for bringing KL Saigal to limelight. Both he and Saigal were from Jalandhar. When Saigal was in Calcutta for his job as a typewriter salesman, Bali was living with RC Boral. Bali told Boral about Saigal’s singing and the rest is history. Bali came into news in the late 1950s, when he said that Lata had sung 4 songs for his film ‘Seedha Rasta’ (1941) and thus claimed introducing her to the film singing. However, Lata clarified that till her father Dinanath’s death in 1942, she was in Kolhapur and there was no question of her singing in films in 1941. Thus Bali’s claim got scuttled.

After 1947, Bali retired from films and returned to Jalandhar. He started his own Music School,’Sangeet Vihar’. He became famous as a Music Guru to many singers in later years. Bali also sang on radio and was an A grade artist of All India Radio. He also wrote few books on Music. ‘Sangeet Vigyan’ in 4 volumes and ‘Sangeet Prakash’ in Punjabi language. These books were published by Punjab State University Text Book Board in Chandigarh. Harishchandra Bali died on 24-6-1976 at Jalandhar.

Now let us know something about Sunalini Devi, the actress. She was born on 1-1-1896 in Hyderabad Deccan. Her father, Aghornath Chatopadhyay, a Bengali settled in Hyderabad, was a Sanjskrit scholar. He was proficient in 27 languages and was the first Indian to get the D.Sc. honour. Sunalini was the elder sister of Sarojini, who became Sarojini Naidu after her marriage.

Sunalini learnt music and dance from the age of three itself. Due to her sweet voice, she was called ‘Kokila’. It is to be noted that her younger sister Saojini Naidu was called ‘Nightingale of India’ ! It is unfortunate that the film industry did not use Sunalini’s music skill in her films and she sang just one song in her career in film ‘Raja Rani’ (1942).

Sunalini started acting in stage dramas from 1918. Her first movie was ‘Light of Asia’ which was released initially in Germany and Poland in 1925. Its restored version was released on 5th July 2001, in India. This film was made by Himanshu Rai. The film was shot in Lahore. It was a silent film on Gautama Buddh. Her first talkie film was ‘Veer Kunal’ (1932). She acted in 56 films. Mostly she was known for motherly roles only. She had, like her more eminent sister, married a south Indian Mr AS Rajan, a writer from Madras.

Some of her well known films are, ‘Aurat’ (1940), ‘Lalaji’ (1942), ‘Inkaar (1943)’, ‘Nai Roshni’ (1941), ‘Talaash’ (1952), ‘Bairam Khan’ (1946), ‘Tamasha’ (1952), ‘Dilruba’ (1950), ‘Malhar’ (1951) etc. She retired from films in 1956.

The film ‘Kirti had 12 songs. The singer Mithu Miyan and the film make their debut here on this 10th anniversary day of the blog

[Author’s Note: Credits- Film Directory, Wiki, HFGK, MuVyz, Dhunon Ki Yatra, Tradition of Hindi Music by Manorama Sharma, Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetkar Kosh, and my notes.]

 


Song – Bambai Ko Chalo Bambai Ko (Kirti) (1942) Singer – Mithu Miyan, Lyrics – Pt Phani, Music – Harishchandra Bali
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bhai bada shehar bambai
bhai bada shehar bambai
yahaan khel tamaashe kai
yahaan khel tamaashe kai
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

bambai shehar albela
albela
bambai shehar albela
sunder har (??) ka khela
sunder har (??) ka khela
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

bada staashun bori bunder
bada staashun bori bunder
ghoomen chal ke us ke andar
ghoomen chal ke us ke andar
?? waali gaadi dekhen
uuu eee eee eee
?? waali gaadi dekhen
gali mohalle baadi dekhen
?? waali gaadi dekhen
gali mohalle baadi dekhen
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

bambai ki sethani dekhen
bambai ki sethani dekhen..en..en
maarwaad ki rani dekhen
maarwaad ki rani dekhen
haiii haiii
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

kalkatte ka baabu dekhen
kalkatte ka baabu dekhen
kaashi ji ka sadhu dekhen
kaashi ji ka sadhu dekhen
haiii haiii
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

bhai bada shehar bambai
bhai bada shehar bambai
yahaan khel tamaashe kai
yahaan khel tamaashe kai
haiii haiii
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko
bambai ko chalo bambai ko

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
भई बड़ा शहर बंबई
भई बड़ा शहर बंबई
यहाँ खेल तमाशे कई
यहाँ खेल तमाशे कई
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को

बंबई शहर अलबेला
अलबेला
बंबई शहर अलबेला
सुंदर हर (??) का खेला
सुंदर हर (??) का खेला
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को

बड़ा सटेशन बोरी बंदर
बड़ा सटेशन बोरी बंदर
घूमें छलके उस के अंदर
घूमें छलके उस के अंदर
?? वाली गाड़ी देखेँ
ऊ॰॰ऊई॰॰ई॰॰ई
?? वाली गाड़ी देखेँ
गली मोहल्ले बाड़ी देखें
?? वाली गाड़ी देखेँ
गली मोहल्ले बाड़ी देखें
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को

बंबई की सेठानी देखें
बंबई की सेठानी देखें॰॰एं॰॰एं
मारवाड़ की रानी देखें
मारवाड़ की रानी देखें
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को

कलकत्ते का बाबू देखें
कलकत्ते का बाबू देखें
काशी जी का साधू देखें
काशी जी का साधू देखें
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
भई बड़ा शहर बंबई
भई बड़ा शहर बंबई
यहाँ खेल तमाशे कई
यहाँ खेल तमाशे कई
हई॰॰ई हई॰॰ई
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को
बंबई को चलो बंबई को


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

Blog Day : 3470 Post No. : 13934

Aa ha, close to midnight, and we are at the Yippeee-ing hour once again. And the film that we are inviting into the yippeee-land tonight is ‘Hongkong’ from 1962.

There are many films that have taken us to foreign lands, and even around the world. But I am sure you will agree, that the film that has the most songs about foreign places, is this one. Let us just examine – first we have two important cities of south east Asia covered in the song – “Hongkong China Mina Singapore”. Then we have three nations from Africa, covered in the song “Kenya Uganda Tanganika”. An then, in yet one more sojourn abroad, we are taken to visit the Hawaii islands in the song in this post “Hono Lu Lu, Hono Lu Lu, Honolulu, Honolulu”. I am sure, outside of the film ‘Around The World’ (1967), in all probability, it is this film that covers the maximum number of foreign locations in its songs.

As per the Geet Kosh listings, this film is from the production banner of Pachhi Productions, and is directed by Pachhi himself. The star cast is led by Ashok Kumar and B Saroja Devi. Other members of the star cast include KN Singh, Helen, Bhalla, Babu Rao, Kitty, King, Doctor, Balram, Vishwamama, Kundan, Om Prakash, Lilly, and Leo amongst others. The nine songs of this film are written by four songwriters – Shewan Rizvi, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, SH Bihari and Qamar Jalaalabaadi. However, the song writer for this particular song is not identified. Music is from the mind of OP Nayyar.

Although the film itself is available, I am not able to locate online, the video clip of this song. As an interesting aside, there is a minor discussion around the availability of this complete version of this film in the collector circles. It seems that the video version of this film that is the most easily available, is purported to be an edited and incomplete version, in which the ending of the film has been edited out. And then there are one or two collectors who claim that they have the complete version of this film. Honestly, I have seen both the versions – the one that is more easily available, and the more complete version with a collector friend of mine – with very clear difference in the footage.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosle. This is yet another wonderful and soft creation from OP Nayyar, having a slow paced rhythm. The tune allows to break down the lines of the song into shorter phrases, emphasizing each of the phrase components, and making the song sound more endearing. An enchanting rendering by Asha Bhosle – readily one of her best songs.

The list of earlier songs posted is given below. The nine songs have taken as much as almost six years, to all come on board.

 

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Ho Jo Hukum To Meherbaan 5353 28-Jan-12
Hongkong China Mina Singapore 5634 13-Mar-12
O My God Haseenon Ko Kyun De Di Toone Itni Saari Beauty 5640 15-Mar-12
Kenya Uganda Tangenika 5668 21-Mar-12
Muhabbat Karne Waala Muft Mein Badnaam Hota Hai 10889 19-Feb-15
Dekhti Hoon Jidhar 13041 14-Mar-17
Ye Zulfen Aawaara Luta Zamaana Saara 13363 24-Jun-17
Tumhaari Adaaon Pe Ae Husn Waalon 13927 16-Jan-18

 

And so, ‘Hong Kong’ now joins the select list of films that have all their songs showcased on the blog. Welcome to Yippeee-land. 🙂

 

Song – Hono Lu Lu, Hono Lu Lu, Honolulu, Honolulu  (Hongkong) (1962) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – OP Nayyar

Lyrics

hono..o..o..o lulu
hono lulu
honolulu
honolulu
honolulu

jaan e jigar
aaj tu ne
hans ke dekha
jaane kahaan
kho gai main

pyaar ki
ik nazar
aap par hans ke daalungi main
dil agar
aap ke
paas hai to chura loongi main
hono..o lulu
hono lulu
honolulu
honolulu
honolulu

aaj to
ye nigaah
aap par meharbaan ho gayi
lijiye
ab shuru
pyaar ki dastaan ho gayi
aapki
aankh uthi
aur hum hans ke paas aa gaye
kya karen
jaan e mann
aap hi hum se sharma gaye
hono..o..o lulu
hono lulu
honolulu
honolulu
honolulu

jaan e jigar
aaj tu ne
hans ke dekha
jaane kahaan
kho gai main

aaaa aaaa aaa aaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa

aaaa aaaaaaa aaaaaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa aaaaa

aaa aaaaaa. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हौनो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ॰॰ओ लूलू
हौनो लूलू
हौनोलूलू
हौनोलूलू
हौनोलूलू

जान ए जिगर
आज तूने
हंस के देखा
जाने कहाँ
खो गई मैं

प्यार की
इक नज़र
आप पर हंस के डालूँगी मैं
दिल अगर
आप के
पास है तो चुरा लूँगी मैं
हौनो॰॰ओ लूलू
हौनो लूलू
हौनोलूलू
हौनोलूलू
हौनोलूलू

आज तो
ये निगाह
आप पर महरबां हो गई
लीजिये
अब शुरू प्यार की दास्ताँ हो गई
आपकी
आँख उठी
और हम हंस के पास आ गए
क्या करें
जान ए मन
आप ही हमसे शरमा गए
हौनो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ लूलू
हौनो लूलू
हौनोलूलू
हौनोलूलू
हौनोलूलू

जान ए जिगर
आज तूने
हंस के देखा
जाने कहाँ
खो गई मैं

आsss आssssss आss आsss
आsss आssss आsss

आsss आssssss आsssss
आsss आssss आssssss आssss

आss आsssss ॰ ॰ ॰


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

Blog Day : 3468 Post No. : 13923

Now, none of the regulars can say they have not heard this song. In a film that boasts of more than one song that competes for the title of the best song in the film, this song surely is one of the best songs in this film. Wow – that sure is saying something for the quality of songs of this film. In 1962, music director Ravi has been active as an independent music director for about seven years now, and he already has about 30 films behind him, that he has composed for. His films include such notable hits as ‘Ek Saal’ (1957), ‘Dilli Ka Thug’ (1958), ‘Ghar Sansaar’ (1958), ‘Chaudhvin Ka Chaand’ (1960), ‘Ghunghat’ (1960), ‘Gharaana’ (1961), ‘Modern Girl’ (1961), ‘Bombay Ka Chor’ (1962) and many more. And then in 1962, out comes this Shammi Kapoor, Shakila, Helen starrer called ‘China Town’ – and the popular response is “Baar Baar Dekho, Hazaar Baar Dekho”. Oh yes, the songs of this film – one just does not feel done with them, no matter how many times you have heard them.

Produced and directed by Shakti Samant, the cast of actors includes such notables – Shammi Kapoor, Shakila, Helen, Madan Puri, SN Bannerjee, Keshav Rana, TunTun, Rashid Khan, Polson, Samson, Shetty, Jeevankala, Mridula and about twenty more names.  Songwriter of all the eight songs in this film is Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the music, already mentioned, is by Ravi.

Eight songs in all, seven of which have already been showcased on our blog. And we come to the yippeee night for this film, brining on board this last, but not the least, songs of this film. It is a lovely composition, and just by listening to it, even without the visual, the image that comes to mind is – Helen. Ravi has tried to recreate the magic of “Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu” – albeit a slower pace, and has done a great composition.

But wait. What is this that I discover? The song that we have always heard in the film, and also as generally available in most uploads – goodness that song is missing from the listings in Geet Kosh. This question took up most of my time today afternoon and evening. I must admit that either I have been forgetful, or plain ignorant. Other folks may already know this, but this song has two versions, which, as I discovered after some leg work on the internet and searching my own collection, are quite different from each other, in terms of wordings. The tune and the melody is exactly the same but the words are noticeably different.

The Geet Kosh listing shows the title of this song as “Laakhon Haseenon Se Hai Gulzar China Town”. But as we play the video clip of this film, this song appears as the film beginning song, with the title line changed to “Rangeen Bahaaron Se Hai Gulzar China Town”. This latter version is the one that is the most available in all the searches one makes online. It is almost as if the former version does not exist. I checked in my collection, and am relieved to find that I have both versions in the folder of this film. And then, with some more intense search online, I am finally also able to locate a Sa Re Ga Ma upload, which is the “Laakhon Haseenon” waala version. The upload comment specifically states that this recording is from the vinyl record prepared from the sound track. There is some error here possibly, because the sound track version is “Rangeen Bahaaron Se”. I checked some more and then I am able to locate an Eraksoldies upload of an SLBC (Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corp) program that presents all songs of this film. Knowing this is an SLBC recording, these songs are quite surely from 78 rpm records. And this selection contains the “Laakhon Haseenon” waala version. I checked again in my collection, and sure enough, this version in my collection also is from a 78 rpm recording. So anyways. . .

What may have been the reason to make two versions, is not clear at this time. We know that it was an era that all songs were recorded twice, once for the 78 rpm record, and once for the final sound track. We see many instances that the two versions are different, in that there is either a different antaraa, or an additional antaraa in the sound track version. More noticeably, the difference in the two versions generally is the music – different lengths of preludes and interludes, maybe an extra couplet in the beginning, subtle variations in the music arrangement and the instruments used. However, it is only rarely that we see that there is a considerable variation in the wordings of different lines themselves. It is generally accepted that the 78 rpm version is released first. Also generally that both versions are recorded simultaneously. But yes, there are known cases where these two recordings may have been done at different points in time, as per circumstantial requirements. Recall the song of ‘Chhalia’ (1960) in which the song “Chhalia Mera Naam. . .” was re-recorded for sound track after the censors raised objections to some words in the original recording.

By that logic, it would seem that the “Laakhon Haseenon” waala version is recorded earlier and the “Rangeen Bahaaron Se” version which appears in the sound track was probably done later. The former, 78 rpm version carries two antaraas, and the latter soundtrack version carries three antaraas. And there is a sizeable modifications of words themselves. Now what prompted these wording changes – that needs to be explored. I would request our knowledgeable readers and friends to please add information related to this query.

The earlier songs posted for this film are listed below.

Baar Baar Dekho Hazaar Baar Dekho 617 25-Jan-09
Dekho Ji Ek Baalaa Jogi 3486 2-Feb-11
Yamma Yamma Yamma Tu Parwaana Main Shamma 4858 21-Oct-11
Hum Se Na Poochho Hum Kahaan Chale 11688 24-Dec-15
Ye Rang Na Chhootega Ulfat Ki Nishaani Hai 13586 15-Sep-17
Bada Qaatil Hai Mera Yaar China Chin Chin Chu 13917 14-Jan-18

 

Of the above listed songs, the “Yamma Yamma Yamma. . .” song actually includes two songs, which are listed at nos. 5 and 6 in the Geet Kosh. And the song “Bada Qaatil Hai Mera Yaar. . .” is the song listed at no. 8 in the Geet Kosh.

So we bring to Yippeee land, this most musical film, that started its journey on our blog close to – goodness, nine years. Wow. Maybe one day we shall do an analysis on the patterns in the time taken to bring all songs of a film on board. Maybe it brings out some interesting results.

Enjoy both these “Rangeen Bahaaren” and “Laakhon Haseeen” versions of the song. And welcome ‘China Town’ to Yippeee land. 🙂

[Ed Note: Ah yes, and the titling on the video clip (it is uploaded in the Rajshri channel) is also incorrect. They have captioned the upload as “Thandi Bahaaron Se. . .” whereas it is very clearly heard as ‘Rangeen Bahaaron Se. . .”.]

[Video Version – from Fim Clip]

[Audio Version – from Gramophone Record]

Song – Rangeen Bahaaron Se Hai Gulzaar China Town  (China Town) (1962) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Ravi
Chorus

Lyrics

Video Version
rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town

shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

ho oo
dekho dekho
idhar to dekho
dil ki ye raahen
hawaayen
ye rang raliyaan
ho oo
behki behki
ye mehki mehki
zulfon ki bhaanti
balkhaati
lehraati kaliyaan
nomoshkaar

rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town
shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
chung chung cheena
o chun chun chinna
kehte hain pyaare
ishaare
sambhal ke zara
oo oo
babu aana
par kho na jaana
ye dil ka pyaala
matwaala
na chhalke zara
bo-shu
rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town
shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
kar le baaten
pyaari hain raaten
tujhko duniya se
begaana
ho jaana hai to aa
oo oo
kar le baaten
pyaari hain raaten
tujhko duniya se
begaana
ho jaana hai to aa
aa-shu
rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzar china town
shehar waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town
china town
china town

Audio Version

laakhon haseenon se hai gulzar china town
dil waalon ki hai shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
chung chung cheena
qaatil haseena
karti hai pyaare
ishaare
sambhal ke zara
oo oo
babu aana
par kho na jaana
ye dil ka pyaala
matwaala
na chhalke zara
bo-shu
laakhon haseenon se hai gulzar china town
dil waalon ki hai shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town
china town
china town
china town

oo oo
kar le baaten
pyaari hain raaten
tujhko deewaana
mastaana
ho jaana hai to aa
oo oo
khud hai masti
yahaan ki basti
haare alam ko
har gham ko

bhulaana hai to aa
aa-shu
laakhon haseenon se hai gulzar china town
dil waalon ki shaam e bahaar china town
aa ke to dekho ek baar china town

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
विडियो संस्करण
रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

हो ओ॰॰॰
देखो देखो
इधर तो देखो
दिल कि ये राहें
हवाएँ
ये रंग रलियाँ
हो ओ॰॰॰
बहकी बहकी
ये महकी महकी
ज़ुल्फों की भांति
बलखाती
लहराती कलियाँ
नोमोष्कार

रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
चुँग चुँग चीना
ओ चुन चुन चिन्ना
कहते हैं प्यारे
इशारे
संभाल के ज़रा
ओ ओ॰॰॰
बाबू आना
पर खो ना जाना
ये दिल का प्याला
मतवाला
ना छलके ज़रा
बो-शू
रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
कर ले बातें
प्यारी हैं रातें
तुझको दुनिया से
बेगाना
हो जाना है तो आ
ओ ओ॰॰॰
कर ले बातें
प्यारी हैं रातें
तुझको दुनिया से
बेगाना
हो जाना है तो आ
आ-शू
रंगीं बहारों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
शहर वालों की शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

औडियो संस्करण
लाखों हसीनों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
दिल वालों की है शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
चुँग चुँग चीना
क़ातिल हसीना
करती है प्यारे
इशारे
संभल के ज़रा
ओ ओ॰॰॰
बाबू आना
पर खो ना जाना
ये दिल का प्याला
मतवाला
ना छलके ज़रा
बो-शू
लाखों हसीनों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
दिल वालों की है शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

ओ ओ॰॰॰
कर ले बातें
प्यारी हैं रातें
तुझको दीवाना
मस्ताना
हो जाना है तो आ
ओ ओ॰॰॰
खुद है मस्ती
यहाँ की बस्ती
हारे अलम को
हर ग़म को
भुलाना है तो आ
आ-शू
लाखों हसीनों से है गुलज़ार चाइना टाउन
दिल वालों की है शाम ए बहार चाइना टाउन
आ के तो देखो एक बार चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन
चाइना टाउन

 


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“Hongkong”(1962) was directed by Paachhi for Paachi Productions, Bombay. This movie had Ashok Kumar, B Saroja Devi, K N Singh, Helen, Bhalla, Babu Rao, Kitty, King, Doctor, Balram, Kundan, Om Prakash etc in it.
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“Taxi Driver”(1973) was produced and directed by Mohammad Hussain for M H Films Production, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Nirupa Roy, Helen, Vishal Anand aka Bhisham Kohli(Chalte Chalte fame), Anupama, Habib, Asit Sen, Munshi Munaqqa, Nazir Kashmiri, Uma Dutt, Ratna Mala, JankiDAss, Tuntun, Paro, Upendra Trivedi, Mohan Choti, Shabnam, Bhagwan dada, Sham Kumar,Dada Curtey, Prabha Desai, Jerry, Sabir, Gul Hamid, Maqbul, Dog Prince, Faryal, Jayashree T, Jagdeep, Randhir etc. in it.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

What is special today (16 october 2016)? It is the birthday of Hema-Dream Girl- Malini. She is still a dream to look at.

I had been to this show last month here in Bangalore where she was in chat with Kabir Bedi. (I had mentioned this in the post on Dev Anand’s birth anniversary.) It made my hair stand on end (as they say in Hindi- rongte khade ho gaye!)to see my favourite, since I was a child, at such close proximity. I felt like a kid once again. They played a clip from “Seeta aur Geeta”, the one where Manorama goes to the police station with Satyen Kappu to coax a very naughty Geeta to go home with them. The scene with the dialogue-“neeche aa beti.” To which Geeta replies: “oopar aa moti”. My mother used to tell me that as a child I had caught this dialogue and kept repeating it from the time we stepped out of the theatre after seeing the movie.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

… a lilting voice […]
falling softer than petals from blown roses on the grass,
and then lingering on and echoing endlessly…

(excerpted from an article by Anup Kumar Pande, published in the Hindu dated December 17, 2004).

A description more decent, more appropriate, I have not been able to find, or even be able to conjure up. The word ‘grace’, characterizes this persona, in ways more than one. And in all ways, nothing more appropriate would appeal – the ‘grace’ of the Almighty, that was gifted to her; the ‘grace’ with which she carried this gift through a lifetime that can only be described as matchlessly supreme; and the ‘grace’ with which she conducted her life, and herself, in an era wherein being blemish-less is a dream accomplishment.
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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

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The Voice of Mukesh #69
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The film industry has seen many stars, who, by logical analysis, should not have been. Let me mention the names of four male singers, who have become legends now – Saigal Sb, Rafi Sb, Mukesh, and Kishore Kumar. Besides all four of them being singers who have rendered songs that have become timeless in their essence and popularity, there is one more common thread that runs through their lives. None of these four had any recognized formal training in classical music. And yet, their voice, their renditions, the emotional alchemy contained therein – has an element of something that can only be attributed to providence.
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