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Today’s song is from a bilingual ( Hindi/Gujarati) film Krishna Bhakta Bodana-44. I was not aware of who Bodana was. I was knowing about films Krishna Bhakta Sudama-80, as well as films Krishna-Sudama-1933, 1947, 1957, and 1979, but Bodana was an unfamiliar name to me. I came to know about this film first time in 2014, but I just ignored it.

Recently, when one of my friends from another country sent me a rare song from this film, I got curious about it and started searching for information about the film, about Bodana and the making of this film.

During my last 6 years of writing on old films and music, I was fortunate to discover some rare “Pearls”, like singer Abhram Bhagat or singer Tamancha Jaan from Lahore’s Heera Mandi. I had heard the bhajans of Abhram Bhagat when I was about 9-10 year old, when my father brought home a record of his Bhajan – “Haath chakra trishul Sadashiv, alakh jagaate hain nagari mein”. This Bhajan became a favourite in our family and we had that record for many years.

In the year 2012 – after over 60 years – I bumped into this song on You Tube, but before I could download it, the song disappeared, only to reappear in 2013. This time, I noted that it was uploaded by a music lover from Australia. Anyway, I got that song, collected information about Abhram Bhagat and wrote a detailed article on him, which was posted here on 20th April 2013.

The other name Tamancha Jaan, was first noticed by me when I read a book by Pran Neville, on his memoires of Lahore, namely “Lahore – A sentimental journey”. By coincidence, her name popped up again in another book by Anupama Dutt also. This aroused my interest and I collected information oh her. Based on it, I wrote an article on Tamancha Jaan of Lahore, which was posted here on 21-6-2014.

The third singer I discovered was Master Vasant Amrit of Surat – a revolutionary poet singer , when I read a book “Aap ki Parchhainyan” written by five times winner of state Academy Awards of Gujarat- Shri Rajnikumar Pandya ji of Ahmedabad. I wrote a detailed article on the singer, which was posted here on 20-7-2014. The book had mentioned that Master Vasant Amrit had acted in only one Hindi film – Krishna Bhakta Bodana-44. Now, when I received the rare song of this film, from my friend, I remembered this reference and felt very glad.

Film KBB (Krishna Bhakta Bodana-44) was a Wadia movietone film, directed by JBH Wadia. Wadia brothers were actually famous for making Stunt/Action, Fantasy and Costume drama films. JBH Wadia, who was the elder of the two, judged that Genres of such films had a short life, whereas the Genres of Social films had a longer life. So, he proposed that Wadia Movietone start making Social films, rather than making only stunt films hereafter. The younger brother Homi Wadia, had opposite opinions. He insisted on continuing with stunt films.

On this issue, the brothers separated and Homi Wadia started his own “Basant Pictures”, in 1942. All the action film artistes, including their Heroine Fearless Nadia joined Homi Wadia and he blissfully continued making stunt films with Nadia. JBH Wadia, true to his belief, made social films. Film KBB was also one of such films advocated by JBH Wadia. It was based on a folk tale of Gujarat, about a staunch devotee of Krishna – Vijayanand Bodana, who is credited as one responsible for establishing the Ranchhod Rai temple at Dakore in Kheda district (about 30 kms away from Anand-the seat of AMUL).

The film was made in Gujarati and Hindi. For the main lead role, Master Vasant Amrit of Surat was chosen, because he had become a legendary revolutionary poet singer , in those years, in Gujarat. For detailed information on Master Vasant Amrit, please read my article on this Blog. JBH Wadia had directed the film. Pt. Indra had written all the 9 songs and the music was composed by Avinash Vyas and Shankar rao Vyas. The cast of the film consisted of Master Vasant Amrit, Rani Premlata, Meera, Badripershad, Gulab, Nayampalli etc.etc.

The female lead in this film , Rani Premlata was a well known Gujarati stage and film actress of Gujarat. She had acted only in 2 Hindi film. The first was film “Prem ki Devi”-36, made by Star Films of Calcutta. The other one was KBB-44 in Bombay. She also acted in 11 Gujarati films, starting from Janeta-47 to Raja Bhartruhari-49. No further information is available on her anywhere. The above information is given by Harish Raghuwanshi ji, whom I must thank heartily. Now, let us know who was Bodana and how the temple at Dakore got established.

The present Dakor owes its raison d’etre not to Dank Rishi but to Bodana, a great devotee of Lord Krishna. In his previous birth, he is supposed to have lived in Gokul and been a cowherd called Vijayanand. On one ‘Holy’ day, all the cowherds except Vijyanand worshipped Lord Krishna. His wife too worshipped Lord Krishna. But Vijayanand was proud and stayed at home. Lord Krishna came to his house in disguise of his friend and sent him to perform ‘Holi’ puja. Coming back, he realised that his friend was none else but Lord Krishna. Next day they fought a battle of colour. Lord Krishna lost and fell into the river. Vijyanand went after him where Lord Krishna revealed his true self. Vijyanand begged forgiveness. Lord Krishna took pity on him and solaced him with a boon that he would be born in Gujarat again in Kaliyug after 4200 years as Vijayanand Bodana in the house of a Kshatriya and his present wife Sudha would again be his wife, called Gangabai, when he will give them a glimpse (darshna) and relieve them by offering them emancipation (Moksha).

So as the legend would have it, ‘Vijayanand Bodana’, a Rajput of Dakor, becomes a staunch devotee of Lord Krishna. He used to let the basil plant (Tulsi) grow in an earthen pot with him on his palm and used to go every six months to Dwarika to worship Lord Krishna with the said Tulsi leaves. He did this continuously, unfailingly and untiringly till he was 72 years he then began to find it increasingly difficult to pursue this ritual. Seeing his plight, Lord Krishna told him that on his ensuing visit to Dwarika, he should bring a bullock-cart with him and Lord Krishna would accompany him to Dakor as he was exceedingly pleased with his devotion.

Accordingly, Bodana went with bullock-cart to Dwarika. Hindu Vaghers who were the 1st hereditary priests of Dwarika handled over the temple to gugli Brahmins due to their indulgence in fighting freedom wars against British empire. So these 2nd priest tribe of Dwarika (Gugli Brahmins) asked Bodana as to why he had brought a cart with him. Whereupon, Bodana replied that he had done so to take away Lord Krishna. Looking to the ramshackle cart, they did not believe him but nevertheless locked and sealed the sanctum sanctorum of Dwarika Temple for the night. At midnight, Lord Krishna broke open all the doors, awoke Bodana and told him to take him to Dakor. Shortly afterwards, Lord Krishna called upon Bodana to rest in the bullock-cart and drove the cart himself till they reached the vicinity of Dakor. Here (near Bileshwar Mahadev on Dakor-Nadiad road) they rested for some time, touching and holding a branch of Neem tree. He woke up Bodana and asked him to take over. Since that day, this Neem tree is found to have one sweet branch though the rest of the branches are bitter and it forms the subject of a well-known Gujarati song (bhajan).

In Dwarika, the Gugli Brahmins finding the image missing chased Bodana and came to Dakor in pursuit. Bodana was frightened but Lord Krishna told him to hide the idol of the deity in the Gomti tank and meet the Guglis. Accordingly, Bodana hid the idol and went to meet the Guglis with a pot of curd to pacify them. They became angry and one of them threw a spear at him. He fell down dead. While hurting Bodana with a spear, it also hurt the image of the deity hidden in Gomti tank and the water turned red with Lord Krishna’s (Ranchhodraiji’s) blood. It is said that even today the earth of Gomti tank where the image lay is red while rest of the tank is of brown mud.

In the midst of Gomti tank, over the place where Lord Krishna was hidden, a small temple having the Lord’s foot-prints is constructed and this temple is linked with the bank of Gomti Tank by a bridge. Even with the death of Bodana, the Guglis were not appeased. Requesting Lord Krishna to return to Dwarika, they sat on the bank of Gomti tank and went on a hunger strike.

At last, Lord Ranchhodraiji (Krishna) directed Gangabai, wife of Bodana, to give gold equivalent of his weight and ask the Guglis to return to Dwarika. Poor lady, the widow of Bodana, was a pauper and could not afford to do so. By a miracle, the idol became as light as a golden nose-ring (1, 1/4 val i.e.1/2 gram in weight) which was all that the widow of Bodana Gangabai had.

The Guglis were disappointed but the Lord mercifully directed that they would find after six months an exact replica of the idol in Savitri Vav at Dwarika. The impatient Guglis looked for the idol sometime earlier than they were told and as a result, found an idol which, though similar to the original one, was smaller, Pilgrims to Dakor still visit the places stated to have been associated with the legend viz. Where the branch of Neem tree under which Lord rested while coming to Dankpur subsequently turned sweet; where the idol was hidden in the Gomti tank; whereon the balance was set up to weigh the original idol which Bodana had enshrined. ( thanks to blessingsonthenet.com and wiki for above adapted information.)

So, here is the rare song from film Krishna Bhakta Bodana-44. It is sung by Manna Dey. Thanks to Sadanand Kamath ji for uploading this song, on my request. I do hope you will all like this song.


Song- Sambhal sambhal pag dharna baaba (Krishnbhakta Bodana)(1944) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics- Pt Indra, MD- Shankar rao Vyas
Chorus

Lyrics

Sambhal sambhal pag dharna aa baaba
Sambhal sambhal pag dharna baaba
chala chali ke jag mein baaba
Sambhal sambhal pag dharna baaba
Sambhal sambhal pag dharna
chala chali ke jag mein baaba
Sambhal sambhal pag dharna baaba
Sambhal sambhal pag dharna

garv abhimaan kare kyun moorakh
garv abhimaan kare kyun moorakh
ant sabhi ko marna baaba
ant sabhi ko marna baaba
chala chali ke jag mein baaba
Sambhal sambhal pag dharna baaba
Sambhal sambhal pag dharna

daata tera hisaab lega
daata tera hisaab lega
bande tu kya jawaab dega
bande tu kya jawaab dega
jhoothh kapat ka bhaar hai sar par
jhoothh kapat ka bhaar hai sar par
kaise paar utarna baaba
kaise paar utarna baaba
chala chali ke jag mein baaba
Sambhal sambhal pag dharna baaba
Sambhal sambhal pag dharna

sundar kanchan kaaya teri
sundar kanchan kaaya teri
ik din hoye bhasam ki dhheri
ik din hoye bhasam ki dhheri
saadhu sant ki sewa karna
saadhu sant ki sewa karna
paap karam se darna baaba
paap karam se darna baaba
chala chali ke jag mein baaba
Sambhal sambhal pag dharna baaba
Sambhal sambhal pag dharna

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Blog Day : 3512 Post No. : 14109

“Intezar” (1973) was produced by Mohan Sehgal and direced by Mohan Singh Kavia for De Luxe Films, Bombay. The movie had Rinku Jaiswal, Baldev Khosa, Padmini Kapila, Vishal, I S Johar, Mohan Choti, Lata Arora, Chandrima Bhaduri, Manhar Desai, Bhushan Tiwari, Kamlakar Date, Bhanumati, Kamal deep, Leela Mishra, Rakesh Pandey (special appearance), Master Rafiq, Baby Reshma, Baby Mumtaz, Narmada Shankar, Radheshyam etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of the four songs that have been covered in the past.

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Chanda ki kirnon se lipti hawaayen 4143 6-Jul-11
Kaahe ko mora bichhua baaje re 11477 17-Oct-15
Idhar intezaar udhar intezaar 12399 24-Sep-16
Mora laage naahin chit 14104 27-Feb-18

Here is the fifth and final song from “Intezaar” (1973) to appear in the blog. This song is arguably the most well known song from the movie. I was aware of this song during its day even though I was not aware about the details of the song vis a vis the movie the song was from.

I was only aware of a few lines from the song. Today, more than 45 years after I firdt heard this song, I actually became aware of the full lyrics of the song while noting them down. The song is supposed to be a light hearted song and a satire of babas. But the lyrics of the song are not as trivial as they are supposed to be. The lyrics, to my mind are quite philosophical. In addition, the light hearted lyrics of the song actually convey messages that I feel are true. The conventional logic is that one should live a life of self denial to secure “moksh”. The message of the lyrics is just the reverse. The song and the picturisation is supposed to be light hearted and not to be taken seriously, but I find myself fully agreeing to the contents of the song. It is perhaps something that the lyricist never intended to, when he penned this song all those years ago. 🙂

The song is sung by Manna Dey and it is lip synced by I S Johar who plays a baba. He preaches indulgence, instead of self denial, and naturally he has a big following compared to those babas who preach boring stuff like leading disciplined spartan lifestyle far from distractions of modern life.

Verma Malik is the lyricist and he inadvertently has penned a great philosophical song with quite a bit of truth in it.

Chitragupta is the music director.

With this song, “Intezaar” (1973) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Man ko pinjre mein na daalo (Intezaar)(1973) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

hmm
hmm hmm hmm
man ko pinjre mein na daalo
man ka kahna mat taalo
man ko pinjre mein na daalo
man ka kahna mat taalo
arre man to hai ek udta panchchi
jitna ude udaa lo
man ko
man ko pinjre mein na daalo
man ka kahna mat taalo

kehte hain ki pyaar na kar
arre pyaar aur na karo

man jo kahe ke pyaar karo
ek baar nahin sau baar karo
kyun
ye pyaar diya usne nibhaane ke liye
aji pyaar diya usne nibhaane ke liye
roop diya sirf dikhaane ke liye
aankhen banaayi hain ladaane ke liye to
dil diya usne milaane ke liye
are pyaar ek punya hai pyaar hai jaap
nahin hota to bhi karo apne aap
pyaar koi paap nahin pyaar hai milaap
pyaar bina jeewan hai total flop
punya paap ke chakkar mein koi
pad ke sake na bach
kyun re chele jhooth kaha
nahin guru ji
sach
thank you very much
man ko pinjre mein na daalo
man ka kahna mat taalo
man ko pinjre mein na daalo

to kehte hain ki madira na piyo
arre bhai kyun
kyun na piyo
man kahe gar wishky piyo
phir jiski mile tum uski piyo
arre peene ki cheez hai ye karo mat gham
bhai peene ki cheez hai ye karo mat gham
kabhi nahin sochna ke tharra ya rum
itni piyo ke ukhad jaaye dum
baatli mile to poori baatli khatam
arre jab whisky se man bhar jaayega
bhar jaayega to tauba kar jaayega
man pe jo koi kaabu kar jaayega
bhavsaagar se wo tar jaayega
moti akal waale na samjhen
meri baat baareek hai
kyun chele jee
ghalat kahaan
nahin guru jee
thheek hai
hmm
man ko pinjre mein na daalo
man ka kahna mat taalo
man ko pinjre mein na daalo

aur kehte hain
man ko baandh ke rakho
arre bhaai kyun bhaai
kyun baandh ke rakkho

dheeli chhod do man ki lagaam
amar ho jaaye jag mein naam
kaise
jiske man ne kiya fly hai
bhaai
jiske man ne kiya fly hai
usne dekho mukti paayi hai
jaise raadha meera bai hai
donon ko hi mila krishn kanhaai hai
par jis jis ka man atak gaya
wo raahon mein bhatak gaya
agar zara ye khatak gaya
to samjho praani latak gaya
ye to hai ek udan kabootar
iska udna fact hai
kyun jee foreigner
wrong hai
no sir correct hai
very good
man ko pinjre mein na daalo
man ka kahna mat taalo
arre man to hai ek udta panchchi
jitna ude udaa lo
man ko
man ko pinjre mein na daalo
man ka kahna mat taalo


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.

Today, 25th of October 2017, is the thirty seventh ‘remembrance anniversary’ of the great ‘poet-lyricist’ Sahir Ludhianvi. He passed away this day in 1980 leaving behind the great legacy of his poems and leaving behind his immortal poetry which people are still enjoying, discussing, and even doing research on it and writing about his life and his poetry. And like me there will be many who will agree that Sahir and his poetry will be discussed as long as Hindi Cinema and HFM exists and his poetry will be discussed so long as humanity and human relations, emotions exists.
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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.

Today, 6th April, is the birth anniversary of Sanjay Suri, a star of our current times.

Born this day in 1971, he is a native of Srinagar in Kashmir.  In 1990, his father was killed in a terrorist attack, and his family was forced to flee their hometown.  They came to Jammu and then settled down in Delhi.
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“Naya Raasta” (1970) was produced by I A Nadiadwala and directed by Khalid Akhtar. Starcast of the movie included Asha Parekh, Jeetendra, Jayshree T., Lalita Pawar, Balraj Sahni, Sujit Kumar, Veena, Farida Jalal, Roopesh Kumar etc.
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I have mentioned it in the past that I did not like “old” songs when I was young. Those days (1970s), anything more than five years old was old for me. Today, I love listening to songs that are fifty, sixty and sometimes even seventy years old. Things have changed. I would like to believe that I have “matured”. Of course, I will not say that I was wrong as a kid.
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This article is written by Sudhir,a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog.

Krorepati (alias Millionaire) is a 1936 production from New Theatres Calcutta, directed by Hem Chander. The music compositions for this movie are shared by RC Boral and Pankaj Mullick. There is a total of 12 songs in this movie, of which 4 are composed by RC Boral and 8 by Pankaj Mullick. As fortune would have it, the recordings of all the 8 songs composed by Pankaj Mullick are not available from any source so far.
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I stumbled upon this rare song just now. This song is from a movie called “Jaasoos” (1957) which apparently never got released, though a few of its songs were recorded.
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There are songs in Hindi movies that I call philosophical songs. I just realised that calling them spiritual songs is a better description of those songs. So now I have opened a new tag, viz. “Spiritual song” tag for such songs.
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