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5306 Post No. : 17388

“Bhaagyawaan”(1953) was directed by Datta Dharmadhikari for ‘Roopkamal Chitra, Bombay’. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Raja Nene, Radhakishan, Yashodhara Katju, Ratan Kumar, Qamar, Baby Mala, Alhad, Balraj, Shakuntala etc in it.

This movie was a typical movie of its time, which is now 70 years old (how time flies ! ). The movie had this story :- (as recounted by our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh):- .

Chanda (Alhad) was a child with a branding of ‘Panauti’ (ill-fated). His father died as soon as he was born and with this shock, his mother too dies soon. In small villages, such incidents are attributed to the bad luck of the child and he was called ‘inauspicious ’by everyone. After parents’ death, Chanda and Suraj (Balrah Sahni) his elder brother were given shelter by his kind Mama and a tyrant Mami (Lalita Pawar). Mami always taunted Chanda. When they grew up, Suraj got a job and he got married to Sindhu (Nirupa Roy), who loves Chanda as her son.

Unfortunately Suraj is transferred to another town and he shifted with his wife. Soon the Mama fell very seriously ill. Mami blamed Chanda for this sad happening and drove him out of their house. Chand, in desperation travelled somehow to the town where his elder brother Suraj was staying. When he reached their house he finds it locked. Not knowing what to do, he decides to end his life. Chanda proceeds to the Railway tracks. While walking on the tracks he finds that at one place the Rails are broken and there was a big gap. This could surely cause an accident. Chanda decides to stop the train at any cost.

He removes his shirt and ties it to a stick as a flag. He hears the sound of train coming fast. He starts running on the tracks towards the train, waving his flag to stop the train. He starts shouting also. The driver sees him and tries to stop the fast train. The train screeches to a halt few feet away from Chanda. Train Driver, Guard and few passengers run to him. When they see the broken tracks they thank Chanda for saving them. Chanda’s brother Suraj and Sindhu also come running to find him. Their mama and Mami alight from the same train and thank Chanda, calling him BHAGYAWAAN and not inauspicious!

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have already been covered in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Date of posting Singer(s) Lyricist Remarks
12355 Jaane de kismat ki naav 5 September 2016 Manna Dey Ramesh Gupta
14628 Naari nahin hai sapna naari nahin kahaani 8 September 2018 Asha Bhonsle Neelkanth Tiwari
16328 Meri bhaabhi ne bheja sandesa 20 April 2021 Sulochana Kadam, Madhubala Jhaweri Saraswati Kumar Deepak Only duet in the movie
17377 Soja…ye duniya kare to kare badnaam 24 January 2023 Master Prakash Neelkanth Tiwari

We can observe that three lyricists and five singers were used in the four songs that have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth and final song from “Bhaagyawaan” (1953). The song is sung by Sulochana Kadam. Neelkanth Tiwari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

In a movie where most songs were sad, melancholic or sombre in mood, this song comes as a breath of fresh air. It is a playful song where a mother is trying to calm down a child by telling him amusing tales. Going by the story recounted above, this song may have been lip synced by Nirupa Roy on screen for Alhad.

I consider this song a forgotten gem, that deserves to be better known among music lovers.

With this song, all the songs of “Bhaagyawaan” (1953) have been covered in the blog and the movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Song-Mat ro mat ro mere pyaare lalla (Bhaagyawaan)(1953) Singer-Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Neelkanth Tiwari, MD-Avinash Vyas


mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyaare lalla
raam kare tera hove bhala
mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyare lalla
raam kare tera hove bhala
sun sun mere pyaare raaja
veer mard tu sachchha
sun sun mere pyaare raaja
veer mard tu sachcha
aankhen tujhko saza bhi deta
jaan ke sher ka bachha
dekhke ghoda
dekhke ghoda
leker kodaa
ho ja zara sawaar
hiran ke peechhe chhod de ghoda
mere raajkumar
mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyare lalla
raam kare tera howe bhala

seeti dekar platform se
seeti dekar platform se
chhukchhuk chhukchhuk chal di train
gudda baithha
gudiya baithhi
gudda baithha
gudiya baithhi
ghoonghat mein matke nain aen aen
ghoonghat mein matke nain
train gayi motor mein baithhen
pon pon motor bole
train gayi motor mein baithhen
pon pon motor bole
rasiya gudda kare sharaarat
guddi ka ghoonghat khole

chhoo chhoo mantar
ud ja kabootar
chanda ke ghar ja aa aa
chanda ke ghar ja
taaron ke ghunghroo
pehan ke naachoon
chanda ko jaa ke la
nee nee nee nee nee nee
nee nee nee nee nee nee
aaja tujhko god mein le loon
mere baal gopal
chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum naachoon
chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum naachoon
chaloon main baanki chaal
chaloon main baanki chaal
mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyare lalla
raam kare tera hove bhala

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5225 Post No. : 17219

Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 125

Hullo Atuldom

“Sadma” (1983) was produced by Raj N. Sippy & Romu N. Sippy, directed by Balu Mahendra and had lyrics & dialogues by Gulzar. Ilaiyaraaja was the music director who used Suresh Wadkar, Yesudas, Asha Bhonsle, Sridevi and Kamal Haasan as playback singers. The following songs of the movie are present on the blog.

Blog post number SongDate of posting Singer(s)
1881 Ae zindagi gale lagaa le 7 september 2009 Suresh Wadkar
6706 O babuaa ye mahuaa 23 september 2012 Asha Bhonsle
6964 Surmayee ankhiyon mein nanha munna ek sapna de ja re Multiple version song Yesudas 7 November 2012
17218 Ye hawa ye fizaa Asha Bhonslr 7 november 2022

“Sadma” had a cast of Sridevi, Silk Smitha, Leela Mishra, Ashalata Wabgaonkar, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Arvind Deshpande, Paintal, Gulshan Grover, Somayajulu and Kamal Haasan. The film was a remake of the Tamil film “Moondram Pirai” (1982) which also had Kamal and Sridevi.

A small trivia about this movie is that (future maestro) A R Rehman had worked as a keyboard player for this film.

Another trivia is that this was the debut -in Hindi- for Iliaraaja, Balu Mahendra and Silk Smitha. It was the only film where Kamal Haasan and Sridevi acted together in Hindi even though they were a popular pair in South Indian Cinema.

It was the story of the relationship shared by a guileless lonely school teacher and a young woman who has regressed to her childhood due to an accident that has caused retrograde amnesia. The school teacher rescues the girl from a brothel and takes her with him to Ooty, where he takes good care of her and eventually manages to treat her back to normalcy with the help of his friendly neighbour and a local medicine man. But the outcome of this treatment is that the girl goes back to her parents and forgets the school teacher who had looked after her in the interim period.

The melodious lullaby from this movie surmayee-ankhiyon-mein-nanha-munna-ek-sapna-de-ja-re was posted on the blog on this dated in 2012. A mail from Prakashchandraji drew my attention to it, so this movie is in the running for Blog-Ten-Year-Challenge 2012-2022. The following were the songs that were posted on the blog on this-date-that-year. Here are the posts of 7th November 2012 and their yyiippeeee status.

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6960 Palat tera dhyaan kidhar hai Sanjog (1943) Movie YIPPEED by now
6961 Hamen tujh bin kaun sambhaale Door Gagan Ki Chhaaon Mein (1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
6962 Udhar wo chaal chalte hain Ek Musaafir Ek Haseena (1962) Movie YIPPEED by now
6963 Aaj madhosh huaa jaaye re Sharmilee (1971) Movie YIPPEED by now
6964 Surmayee ankhiyon mein nanha munna ek sapna de ja re Sadmaa (1983) 5 songs covered out of 6 by now

Here is the next song from “Sadma”- it is in the voices of Kamal Haasan and Sridevi. It is story sung as a song by Kamal Haasan’s character to entertain the child in the young lady. Sridevi is extremely cute in this and so is Kamal Haasan. The song was one that was by heart for me back then, subsequently (post marriage i.e.) I heard and learnt the Tamil song too in the equivalent situation; that song was also sung by Sridevi and Kamal Haasan. I found that Gulzarsaab has written the Hindi lyrics giving the same meaning as the Tamil original.

Incidentally, Kamal Haasan turns a year older on 7th November. Here is wishing this actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, playback singer, television presenter and politician a Very Happy Birthday. His last movie released this year on 3rd June and it was his 232nd release. May he continue to entertain us.

Editor’s note:-Today, two different songs rom “Sadmaa”(1983) get covered as part of Blog Ten Year Challenge. with this, all the six songs of “Sadmaa”(1983) get covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Tamil Original

Song-Ek dafa ek jungle thha (Sadma)(1983) Singer-Kamal Hasan, Sreedevi, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Ilaiyaraja


geedad ki kahaani
kaun si kahaani
main bataaun
geedad ki kahaani
sunaao na

ek dafa ek jangal tha
ek dafa ek jangal tha
us jangal me ek geedad tha
bada loafar
bada leechad
jangal paar ek basti thi
us basti mein woh jaata tha rozaana
haa haa rozaana
ek dafa ek jangal tha
us jangal me ek gidad tha
bada loafar
bada leechad

ek dafa us basti ke kutton ne usko dekh liya
bow wow
kya hua uska
is mod se usko daudaaya
us mod pe ja ke gher liya
jab kuchh na soojha geedad ko
deevaar ke upar se kooda

kuchh nahin huaa
chinta nahin baalika
hmm he hhehe he
kahaani kahaan tak pahunchi
somu gir pada
somu nahin
kya kar liya toone
baal sab ulajh gaye
meri bandariya

us paar kisi ka aangan tha, aangan mein neel ki haandi thi
haandi thhi
woh neeli thi
kya thhi
neeli thhi
us neel mein yoon gira geedad
sab ho gaya keechad
hi keechad keechad
arre keechad
aa sab keechad
sab keechad
kutte jab bhaunk ke bhaag gaye
geedad jee haandi se nikley
aur dhoop chadhe jungle pahunche
opper se neeche tak neeley
sab jaanwar dekh ke darne lage
kaisa jaanwar hai
mujhe pata hai
kya pata hai
kahaan se aa gayi

sab jaanwar dekh ke darne lage
ye kaun hai
kaisa jaanwar hai
dikhne mein neela dikhta hai
andar se laal bujhakkad hai
geedad ne bhi chaalaaki ki
kyaa kiya
moti aawaaz mein gurraaya
main raaja hoon
main raaja hoon ab jungle ka
mujhko bhawaan ne bhijwaaya
hii hi hi
ae ae ae
sambhaal ke
sher ki dum bhi hilne lagi
aur munh se bas nikla
bandar ka munh laal hota hai naa
darr ke maare nikla

jitne the jangal me voh sab geedad ka paani bharne lage
samajhe koyi avtaar hai vo
sab uski seva karne lage
jahaan panaah aalampanaa
umrao jaan
deedaar e yaar
tashreef laa rahe hain
aa ahe hain
maaroonga tujhe

bahut dinon ke baad ek din
kuchh aisa hua us jungle mein
brrm dhadaam dhudoom
ae ae ae
darti kyon ho
tum shor kyon kar rahe ho
main shor nahin karoonga
main to bijlee hoon bijlee
tum to geedad thhe naa
main to sab kuhh hoon
ae ae

saavan ke maheene mein ek din kuchh geedad mil ke gaane lage
wainw wainw waim waiwam waan
wainw wainw waim waiwam waan
wainw wainw waim waiwam waan
wainw wainw waim waiwam waan

neele geedad ko josh aaya
biradari par itraane lage
aur jhoom ke jab aalaap kiya
aa aa aaa
sa re gaa
aa aa aa
kaise kaise
ni re ni re
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
arre baap re
pehchaane gaye
aur pakde gaye
har ek ne khoob pitaayi ki
sab rang utar gaye raaj ke
aur sabne khub dhulaayi ki
de danaadan
le danaadan
le danaadan
de danaadande danaadan
ho ho ho ho
ho ho

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5134 Post No. : 17091

Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 79

This date ten years ago (viz 8 August 2012) saw six songs from eight different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6395 Zaalim zamaana mujhko tumse chhuda raha hai Dillagi (1949) Movie YIPPEED by now
6396 Hamne maana ke tagaaful na karoge lekin Mirza Ghalib (1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
6397 Tu kya samjhe tu kya jaane Raat Ke Raahee(1959) Movie YIPPEED by now
6398 Hamne kyaa pyaar kiyaa Naag Mohini(1963) 5 songs covered out of 6 by now
6399 Ek tu hai piya jispe dil aa gaya Pran Jaaye Par Vachan Na Jaaye(1973) Movie YIPPEED by now
6400 Haal chaal thheek thhaak hai Mere Apne(1971) Movie YIPPEED by now

We notice that five movies (out of six) whose songs were covered ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with one movie that is eligile for Blog Ten Year Challenge.

This movie is “Naag Mohini”(1963).

“Naag Mohini”(1963)was produced by Virender Kumar and directed by Shantilal Soni for Dimple films, Bombay. The movie had Mahipal, Vijaya Chaudhary, Babloo, Sundar, Rajan Haksar, Uma Dutt, Indira Bansal, Rajrani, Sood, Khursheed etc in it.

According to HFGK, the movie had six songs in it . Five of them have already been covered.

According to Prakashchandra, this movie have three song snippets that are available only in the movie. Their records were not made. They are not mentioned in HFGK.

Here is one such song from “Naag Mohini”(1963). This song is sung by Subir Sen (according to a comment in youtube). Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

The song is picturised on Vijaya Chaudhary.

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

Song-Naag lok ki ek naari ne (Naag Mohini)(1963) Singer-Subir Sen, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

naag lok ki ek naari ne
dharti ko apnaayaa aa
par shraap ne
patni..eee kaa lo
pati se sang chhudaayaa
jaaney ae kyaa kyaa
khel chhupaa hai ae
vidhi..eee ke ajab vidhaan mein ye sati chal padee
aandhi aur toofaan mein
haayye vidhaataa dukhiyaari ke
tum kaisey paalak ho o
apney pitaa kee
maut kaa kaaran
uskaa hee baalak ho
uskaa hee baalak ho o o o

Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)

नाग लोक की एक नारी ने
धरती को अपनाया
पर श्राप ने
पत्नी का लो
पति से संग छुड़ाया
जाने क्या क्या खेल छुपा है
विधि के अजब विधान में
गर्भवती ये सती चल पड़ी
आँधी और तूफान में

हाए विधाता दुखियारी के
तुम कैसे पालक हो
अपने पिता की
मौत का कारण
उसका ही बालक हो
उसका ही बालक हो

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4758 Post No. : 16502 Movie Count :


India is a Multi racial, multilingual and Multi religions country. It is not only the largest Democracy in the world, but also the largest Secular state in the world, where people from different faiths have been living together since centuries.

Many saints and religious leaders have played a significant role in keeping the mixed population of India as One Unit, when it was needed the most. A majority of Hindus, ruled by Muslim Mughals was a natural cause for social divisions, but Saints like Kabir, Surdas, Tulsidas, Ramdas, Tukaram, Ramanand, Narsi Mehta, Purandar das,Namdev, Guru Nanak Dev, Eknath, Bhakta Pundarikar, Rohidas, Mrutyunjaya and many such noble souls, did an excellent job of maintaining harmony amongst peoples of different faiths.

Indian spiritual Gurus set themselves as Role models for the masses. Whether it was Ramkrishna Paramhansa or Shankaracharya or all the others have guided their followers to achieve peace of mind through spirituality. Religion is a way of life in India and most Gurus teach their followers how to follow the right path even while looking after their families.

Some of the saints have done monumental literary works for the masses, bringing what was available only in Sanskrit, to the doorsteps of the common people. Among such saints, Sant Tulsidas tops the list, according to me. He sets an example of how a person can educate himself and how a person can change himself for his Goals in life.

The period of 1300 to 1600 AD, a time frame of 300 years or thereabouts, was when most saints were active in India. This was the period when several outside rulers invaded India and established their rules. This was the time when the culture and religion of India had to be saved from annihilation. The saints of India played an important role in this and maintained Unity and Oneness of Indian culture from getting destroyed. But for them,there was a danger of the whole nation getting converted to Islam or Christianity. India will forever be grateful to the saints for this .

The Bhakti Movement was India’s own way to combat foreign attackers, cruel rulers and the sleeping people of India. The movement from 1300 to 1600 AD produced many religious Saints and social reformers from Kanyakumari to Kashmir and from Assam to Gujarat. The Indian culture is such that the advice given by a religious saint is more acceptable than that given by a social reformer. Thus, in this hour of need, India’s Saints tried to teach message of reforms such as removal of Untouchability, freedom from Varnashram lifestyles, importance of education, Women’s emancipation and other such matters,through their poems, dohas, Abhangs and writings as well as kirtans. They tried to make the masses wake up against the ill effects of social practices that were being observed those days.

Saints appeared in ALL areas of India,during this period. However,due to language problems, knowledge and information about Saints in other regions trickled down very slowly. States which shared the use of Devanagari script were aware about them in a better way. Thus,Maharashtra,Gujarat,Rajasthan and the Northern Hindi belt states exchanged their knowledge about their saints more frequently than other regions such as Bengal, the Eastern states or the southern states where the scripts were different. Andhra and Karnataka were closer as their scripts are similar, except perhaps the alphabet ‘K’. Tamil and Malayalam scripts have Dravidian origins and were not easily accessible for the rest of India.

With a view to bring some of these saints in limelight, I ran a series of 10 Bhajans from films which were made on the lives or incidents of some Saints of India. The title of this series was ” The Great Souls of India” and it ran from 1-11-2013 to 15-11-2013. It was one of the very popular series from my 26 series which I had run on this Blog. Many readers wrote their comments and conveyed that they liked the series.

In that series, I had purposely not included Meerabai, as my purpose, as always, was to highlight less known Saints into the limelight. Meerabai is a character on whom a maximum number of films were made….


Raajrani Meera-1933

Matwali Meera-1940



Raajrani Meera-1956

Meera Shyam-1976


Meera ka Mohan-1991 and

Meera ke Giridhar-1993

There was also one film ” Meerabai Not Out”-2008, but I believe it had nothing to do with Saint Meerabai. In the Silent era also I find a film Meerabai-1921 made by Kohinoor film co. and Sant Meerabai-1929 made by Hindustan Cinema Film co., Nashik.

Today’s song is from the film Matwali Meera-1940. This film was made in Calcutta by Bharat Lakshmi Pictures. It was directed by Prafulla Roy and the music was by Master Brijlal Verma. Lyricist was Pt. Bhushan. There were 15 songs, out of which only 5 were Meera Bhajans. The main lead was Mukhtar Begum who sang 3 Bhajans, Fida HGussain and Kamla Jharia one Bhajan each.

The cast had 17 names, out of which 11 were Muslim actors in this Bhakti Pradhan film. I have heard all the available songs-7 and frankly I was disappointed. Mukhtar Begum has sung the Bhajan in Mujra or Ghazal style. As it is in those times the music was very slow, making it further an outrage. I have selected, therefore, a song-not a bhajan- by Kamala Jharia.

With this song, the film Matwali Meera-1940 makes its Debut on this Blog.

Song-Sun ri sakhi ek Gope-suta ki sundar katha sunaaun (Matwaali Meera)(1940) Singer- Kamla Jharia, Lyricist-Pandit Bhushan, MD- Master Brijlal Verma


Sun ri sakhi
haan haan sun ri sakhi
ek Gope-suta ki sundar katha sunaaun
jiske atal prem par main bhi
waari waari jaaun
Sun ri sakhi
haan haan sun ri sakhi
ek Gope-suta ki sundar katha sunaaun

Dwaapar yug thhaa jis vasant ki
Dwaapar yug thhaa jis vasant ki
ras ke jharne jharte
raas rachaate Krishn Kanhaiyya
raas rachaate Krishn Kanhaiyya
man ki peeda harte
mast raag se kal-kal karti
bahti nadi toofaani ee ee
mast raag se kal-kal karti
bahti nadi toofaani
kho gayi jismein bahte bahte
kho gayi jismein bahte bahte
ik gopi deewaani
ik gopi deewaani
prem viyog mein jogan ban kar
is duniya mein raazi (?)
prem viyog mein jogan ban kar
is duniya mein raazi (?)
raaj ?? kul ki shobha
raaj ?? kul ki shobha
matwaali Meera bai
matwaali Meera bai
matwaali Meera bai

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Blog Day : 4751 Post No. : 16490

Mukesh and his Composers -21

Did Mukesh act in ‘Uss Paar’ (1944)?

The correct and factual answer along with credible proof to the above question is of historical importance as it refers to the first ever payback rendered by Mukesh.

If Mukesh has not acted in the film, then apparently it will be his first playback.

If he has acted in some capacity, then there are again two possibilities.

  1. He was a side actor and the duet with Kusum was featured on him only.
  2. He had a role in the film, but said duet was picturized on someone else.

One song from ‘Uss Paar’ (1944) has been covered on the blog and it is in fact, the elephant in the room.

Sudhir ji in his extraordinary series ‘The voice of Mukesh’ has covered this duet with Kusum Mantri and has considered it to be the first playback of Mukesh.

All indications are that Mukesh did not act in the movie, but undeniable proof is yet to surface.

Coming to the next post in this series, we take up the career of Mukesh with composer-singer Bulo C Rani today.

Yes, I agree that Bulo C Rani had nothing to do with ‘Uss Paar’ (1944) as it was composed by Feroz Nizami.

But then while searching for some information on Bulo C. Rani, I happened to refer to the book Hindi Film Song by Ashok Da. Ranade. In his description of the works of Bulo C. Rani, Ashok ji in his book on p. 226 says about the film ‘Moorti’ (1945).

In it “badariya baras gai” – which was Mukesh’s first song as the composer often claimed with pride – won popularity.

There we go again. Was Bulo C Rani implying ‘Uss Paar’ duet of Mukesh was not his first playback. Since Bulo C. Rani was very much part of HFM during 1944 -1945, he must have known about Mukesh’s actor-singer songs to take the credit of composing the first song (playback) of Mukesh.

Matters get more complicated with Mukesh with many firsts such as first song, first playback, first popular song etc. And before all these we have his six NFS which he recorded in 1939 at Delhi before coming to Bombay.

When the question referred in the very first line of this post is addressed satisfactorily with proof, I intend to write a separate post on the many firsts of Mukesh with a detailed table.

Coming to the discussions on today’s collaboration, I am happy to bring forth the many memorable and sweet songs that Mukesh sang under the baton of Bulo C Rani.

Before I go into the details of the songs, here is a brief and bullet point summary on the life of Bulo C Rani much of it from the book referred above.

  • He was born on 6 May 1920 in Hyderabad Sindh and his originally name was Bulo Chandiramani Ramchandani.
  • He came to Bombay in 1942 with DN Madhok and joined Ranjit Films to assist Kemchand Prakash.
  • In his initial part of film career, he sang a few songs under different composers.
  • He is credited for composing for the first Sindhi film Abana (1958)

Apart from the above, I request interested readers to apprise themselves of the life and career of the composer with the following three links in which the respective authors have done enough and valuable research.


S.No Name of song Movie (Year of release) Co-singer if any Lyricist
1 Badariya baras gayi uss paar Moorti (1945) Khursheed and Hamida Bano Pt Indra Chandra
2 Haseeno se haseeno ko Moorti (1945) Pt Indra Chandra
3 Maana ke tum haseen ho Moorti (1945) Pt Indra Chandra
4 Pardesi dhola Prabhu Ka Ghar (1945) Mohantara Pt Indra Chandra
5 Jaa parwaane jaa Rajputaani (1946) Hamida Bano Pt Indra Chandra
6 Kiye jaa pyaar Rajputaani (1946) Pt Indra Chandra
7 Kaise bataaun unse Anjuman (1948) Shamshad Begam Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 Woh teer kaleje par Anjuman (1948) Majrooh Sultanpuri
9 Unki gali mein aaye hum Nazaare (1949) Rajinder Krishan
10 Armaan bhara dil toot gaya Wafa (1950) Lata Hasrat Jaipuri
11 Aansoo bhaavo tum udhar Pyaar Ki Baaten (1951) Geeta Roy Majrooh Sultanpuri
12 Mast chaandni jhoom rahi Pyaar Ki Baaten (1951) Geeta Roy M L Khanna
13 Ae Momino Suno Ye Kahani Abdullah (1960) Shewan Rizvi
14 Ham bhi kho gaye hain Madam Zorro (1962) Kamal Barot Shewan Rizvi
15 Main hoon deewaanaa Haqdaar (1964) Prem Warbartani

The above table provides the complete table of songs composed by Bulo C Rani and sung by Mukesh. It appears, Mukesh was the favorite singer of the composer especially in the late forties and early fifties. Why the composer used Mukesh sparingly in the sixties is not clearly known.

Some beautiful ghazals and delightful duets were the hallmark of the combo. The melodious songs are well known to avid music lovers and I am avoiding describing them again.

As usual, Shri Harish ji has confirmed, correctness of the above table and added useful information that Mukesh sang for the composer, two more duets with Asha Hargunani for a Sindhi film Naqli Shaan (1972) with lyrics by Krishna Rahi.

  1. Ankh Phadke Dil Dhadke
  2. Haseen Raat Aa Mast Aa Fizaa

Out of the 15 songs enlisted above only one from the film ‘Abdullah’ (1960) remains to be covered on the blog and is presented in this post.


Song – Ae Momino Suno Ye Kahaani Namaaz Ki  (Abdullah) (1960) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Shewan Rizwi, MD – Bulo C Rani

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ae momino suno ye kahani namaz ki
hai hum pe farz bandagi banda nawaaz ki
ae momino suno ye kahani namaz ki

mulk e arab me ek haseena thi nek naam
karti thi apne rabb ki ibadadat wo subh o sham
usko namaaz padne ka bachpan se shauk tha
ik waqt ki namaaz bhi karti na thi kaza
nanha sa ek laal tha us paak baaz ka
gurbat me shukr karti thi wo beniyaaz ka
masoom bachcha bhookh se rota jo beqarar
pani pila pila ke thapakti thi bar bar
guzre isi tarah jo museebat me teen saal
shauhar ke dil me uspe safar ka hua khayal
shauhar ki bat sun ke wo majboor ho gayi
do dil ki ye judaai thi manjur ho gayi

biwi ko rota chhod ke jab ghar se wo chala
masoom bachcha baap se apne lipat gaya
samjha ke maa ne god me bachche ko le liya
wo chup rahi to ashqon ne haafiz khuda kaha
nikla ghareeb ghar se ghareeb ul watan hua
jungle ki tez dhoop me aur bhookh me chala
nagaah ek daku ki us par padi nazar
zalim ne mara zulm se ek teer taak kar
lagte hi teer dil pe wo chakra ke gir pada
waake mein teen waqt the duniya se chal basa
daaku karib aaya use dekhne laga
bhai ko murda dekh ke wo tharthara gaya
roya lipat lipat ke biraadar ki lash se
sar phodta tha apni hi bhai ko mar ke

kehta tha ro ke haaye ye kya maine kar diya
bhai ka khoon apne hi daman me bhar diya
munh peet’ta hua wo sehar ki taraf chala
bhabhi ko apne kehne ko pur dard maajra
ae momino suno ye kahani namaz ki

masroof har namaaz mein wo ek zaat thi
go din ki bhookh mein bhi thi mashgool e bandagi
daaku ne raah zal mein yaa shauhar ke bhai ne
tab aa ke tod daale ummeedon ke aaine
kehne laga suhaag tera maine le liya
apne hi haathon qatl biraadar ko kar diya
daaku gunehgaar ko rehban ko dekh le
khoon se bhara hua mere daaman ko dekh le
ye sun ke cheekhi aur wo behosh ho gayi
duniya se bekhabar wo gaflat mein so gayi
roi tadap ke khwaab mein shauhar ko dekh kar
dil tukde tukde ho gaya dilbar ko dekh kar
nanhe ka baazu thaam liya dil ko thaam kar
kehne lagi ke le chalo shauhar ki laash par
al qissa roti peet’ti pahunchi wo laash par
kadmon pe sar ko rakh diya shauhar ko dekh kar
fariyaad rabb se karne lagi ho ke beqaraar
utri falak beewi koi sun ke ye pukaar
haathon mein ek jaam tha munh par naqaab thi
rehmat baras rahi thi charaafa hijaab ki
wo beewi boli is pe chhidak de ye jaam tu
aur padh ke is se pooch le allah ka naam tu
paani chhidak ke naam e khuda us pe dam diya
kudrat khuda ki dekhiye wo murda jee utha. . .

ye dekh kar lipat gayi shauhar se wo ghareeb
kehne lagi ke mil gaya mujh ko mera habeeb
daaman pakad ke beewi ka phir poochhne lagi
tum kaun ho khudaara bata do ye raaz bhi
wo beewi boli main hi khuda ki namaaz hoon
maalik ki bandgi hoon barkat ka raaz hoon
apne namaazion ki main bigdi banaati hoon
apne namaazion pe main rehmat lutaati hoon
gaayab hua ye keh ke farishta namaaz ka
padh kar namaaz dekho karishma namaaz ka

padh kar namaaz dekho karishma namaaz ka. . .

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

Blog Day :

4751 Post No. : 16489

Eid ul Azha mubarak ho, to all friends and readers.

It is generally believed that faith and logic are two different things.  What is faith?  Basic premise of faith would be the belief in God.  The conviction that there is a Supreme Power who holds the strings of all things in the universe.  After all the world is a stage and we all are actors.  Shakespeare said it, but it is nothing but the truth.  All of us are here for a set number of days, playing our designated roles, doing things we are destined to do, amassing good deeds and bad deeds.  As we complete the life circle and leave this mortal world, the soul does go somewhere, where else it will go but to the creator?  Logic has no option but to agree that the creator is in best position to answer the question, what is the purpose of creation?  If there was no creator, nothing makes sense in the whole existence. Science can give answers till a certain point and that is that. Logic starts where science gives up.   And sound logic points to God, the Creator, the Sustainer, the one who says “be” and it is.

I quote here some of the verses from the Glorious Quran.

“O Mankind, indeed we have created you male and female, and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you, in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, ALLAH is (all) knowing and (well) acquainted.” –  49:13

“And (O Muhommad) say: My Lord forgive and have mercy, for you are the best of all who show mercy.” –  23:118

“O mankind, there has come to you, a convincing proof (Prophet Muhammad) from your Lord and we send down to you a manifest light (this Quran).” – 4:174

“And whoever is guided is only guided for [the benefit of] himself.” – 27:92

“And for those who fear Allah, He will make their path easy.” – 65:4

“Allah never changes the condition of people until they change what is in themselves.” – 13:11

“And put thy trust in Allah. And enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.” – 33:3

“Take care of your souls.” – 5:105

“Do not ridicule others, perhaps they may be better than you.” – 49:11

“If you are thankful, I will increase my blessings upon you.” – 14:7

“So remember me, I will remember you.” – 2:152

“He knows what is in every heart.” – 67:13

“Verily, with every hardship comes ease.” –  94:5

“Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear.” – 2:286

“Do not lose hope, nor be sad, for you will overcome them, if you are among the believers.” – 3:139

“We will test you in fear, hunger, loss of wealth life & fruit, but give glad tiding to the patient (steadfast).” – 2:155

“Call upon me, I will respond to you.” – 40:60

“Indeed, Allah is with those who abide him and those who are doers of good.” -16:128

“Allah will provide for him from a quarter from where he had no expectation. And whosoever puts all his trust in Allah, He will be enough for him. Allah is in command and he has set a measure for all things.” –  65:3

“And worship your Lord until there comes into you the certainty/inevitable (death)” – 15:99

“You prefer the life of this world. Although the hereafter is better & more lasting.” 87:16-17

“And we have certainly beautified the nearest heaven with stars.” – 67:5

“The Pharoah’s wife said (Pray) My lord, build for me near you a house in paradise.” –  66:11

These ‘Aayaat’ are part of different Surah (Chapters) in the Quran, revealed at different times to the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) (570-632 CE), during his Prophethood years (610-632 CE).  Mohammed (PBUH) was unlettered with no formal education, and had rarely traveled outside of Makkah, before his migration (Hijraah) to Madinah.   All ‘Aayaat’ of the Holy Quran were revealed to him, via the Angel Jibraeel (AS) at different times and in context of different situations. They were delivered as signs and guidance. These ‘Aayaat’ were then related by the Prophet (PBUH) to his companions (Sahaba), who recorded them in writing.  All of these ‘Aayaat’ were recorded in the Prophet’s life time. It was collated/arranged in a meticulous way, in the form of different Surah’s of the Quran during the reign of Hazrat Abu-Bakr (RA) (573-634 CE), the first Khalifa, in the present compilation. Hazrat Umar (RA) had a great contribution in this process.  There is great detail available about how the procedure was done, with verification of at least 2 witnesses that the Aayat is indeed written down in the presence of the Prophet.  Different Surah’s are also classified as ‘Makkih’ and ‘Madnih’, those revealed before migration to Madinah and after.

How simple and easy, is the faith and the true path, can be discerned in these quotes. How wise is the counsel, for all situations? It answers some of the basic questions bothering the mankind, with intellectuals, philosophers, thinkers having scratched their heads for all these millennia.  I have tried to collate them in an order, so it is in the order of creation, faith, trust, thankfulness, the true way of living, easy way of functioning as a creation, hope, the hereafter, the quest for heaven, how it is near and then the last one speaks of the wife of one (Pharoah-who denied the existence of Allah and declared himself as God) can ask (pray) for the highest level in Jannah (Paradise). It means, its available for everyone, one only has to seek it and ask for it, whatever and whoever you are.  This may not be the best way of saying it, and if I have erred, may Allah (SWT) forgive me.

A brief definition of Jannah with a prayer:

Jannah, where there will be no sickness, no pain, no difficulty, no separation, no loss.

Jannah, its beauty such that no mind could even ever comprehend.

Jannah, where those you love are waiting for you.

Jannah, where your Allah is waiting for you.

Jannah, which is never ever going to end.

Remind yourself that this is the decree of Allah and in his decisions is hidden kindness. Remind yourself that it is not just going to be okay, but it is going to be worth it.

Dear heart, please just remind yourself that your Allah is with you. Please don’t ever forget that.

Your Allah is with you. Your Allah will never leave you.

He knows of your condition. He is aware of your struggle.

And not a single moment of this going by unrewarded.

Allah knows that you are scared, and it is okay to be scared.

Keep trusting your Allah. Don’t lose hope in His mercy.  He is right here with you.

Feel it and treasure it.


On a different note, this is what Allama Iqbal has to say:

Sajdon ke ee’waz firdaus mile ye baat mujhe manzoor nahi
Be-laus i’baadat karta hoon banda hoon tera mazdoor nahi

 Ee’waz or I’waz means in return of, and ‘Firdaus’ is Jannat/heaven/paradise in persian.

What Iqbal means is :

I am not doing salutations / ibaadat (supplication) and itaa’at (obedience / submission to the will of Almighty), so that you grant me heaven in return. My prayers are pure, as I am your slave and not a paid servant.

This is, but the highest point of devotion, that the pious seek.

One of those pious, righteous, seekers of the divine favour, was Umar Farooq (RA) (584-644 CE). Umar bin Khattab was the second Khalifa of the Khulfa-e-Rashideen. The status of Umar Farooq, as a Sahaba, companions of the Prophet (PBUH), as among the beloved and respected Khalifa, can be ascertained from the fact of his being one of the “Ashra Mubashra”.  “Ashra Mubashra” are the 10 exalted ones among the Sahaba, who were given the ‘Good News’ or ‘Glad Tidings’.  What would be the ‘Good News’ who have the clear idea of the purpose of creation, life and death?  It is the achievement of securing a place in ‘Jannah’.  So, by divine declaration, those 10 were given the Good News, that a place is secured in Jannah for them. The magnificent ten include all four Khulfa-e-Rashideen.  Umar Farooq (RA)’s significance as a Khalifa and his role in the spread of Islamic empire much beyond the Arabian Peninsula is indisputable and incomparable.  One more significant and important contribution of Umar Farooq (RA), is the introduction of Islamic calendar i.e. the Hijri calendar.  There is a great deal to learn from his story, for he was one of the major detractors of the Prophet for a long time.  But once he accepted that Mohammed is indeed the Messenger of Allah, and came into the fold of Islam, blessed by the Allah (SWT) and rose to great heights that he did.

 I have read up a lot in recent days, so that I could give some accurate and concise information in this post.  But if I go on, this post will never finish.

So, I will move to the song, which is a non-film song sung by Mukesh. The song is composed by Iqbal and lyricist is Shadaab Minai.  Shadaab Minai is probably making a debut here with this song.  The song is talking in detail of an incident i.e. a qissa during the reign of Umar Farooq (RA), the second Khalifa.

Tally of music director, lyricist and singer in the blog so far as follows:









Unless the Shadaab in the stats page is the same as Shadaab Minai, otherwise this is the first song written by Shadaab Minai in the blog.

This is a rare song, which I think few people may have heard before.  I was not aware it until a few months ago, when it was shared by someone on WhatsApp.


Song – Hai Bahut Mashoor Ye Qissa Umar Farooq Ka (Mukesh – NFS) (1970), Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Shadaab Minai, MD – Iqbal


hai bahot mash-hoor ye qissa
Umar Farooq ka
aaj bhi duniyaa mein hai
charcha Umar Farooq ka

jab khilaafat ka sharf
haasil hua Farooq ko
momino ki fikr rehti thhi sadaa Farooq ko
kaam aate thhe har ek
majboor ke Hazrat Umar
shauq se karte thhe khud
har ek ki khidmat Umar

phirte phirte ek din
pahunche Umar ek ghar ke paas
dekhte kya hain
wahan baithhi hai ek aurat udaas
degchi chulhe pe thhi aur
ro rahe thhe us ke laal
jab kiya Hazrat Umar ne ja ke
aurat se sawaal
ro rahe hain kis liye bachche
yeh kya hai maajra
bhook se rote hain ye bachche
ye aurat ne kaha
bole Hazrat degchi mein
pak raha hai kya kaho
kis liye ghamgheen ho
jo kuchh bhi hai dukhda kaho

boli wo aurat ke paani se bhari hai degchi
kyun ke main bachchon ko behlaati hoon
is soorat se hi
uff taraste hain ye bachhche daane daane ke liye
kuchh nahi hai mere paas in ko khilaane ke liye
teesre din ka hai faqaa
mere bachchon par huzoor
mera koyi bhi yahaan wali nahin
roye uss ko dekh kar iss haal mein
Hazrat Umar
aa gaye fauran hi bait-ul-maal mein Hazrat Umar
aata kapda ghee chhuaare aur raqam le kar Umar
ghamzada aurat ke ghar ki simt daude jaldtar
peetth par dekha Umar ke bojh to bola ghulaam
bojh uttha kar mujh ko chalne deejiye aye nek naam
ye Umar bole agar ye bojh main de doon tujhe ea
hashr ke din kya sazaa dega na jaane rab mujhe
de diya dukhiya ko sab saamaan la kar aap ne
aur khilaaya sab ko khaana pakaa kar aap ne

khaa liya bachchon ne aurat ne khaana jis ghadi
ho gaye Hazrat Umar khush dekh kar un ki khushi
aap ko de kar duaaen phir ye aurat ne kaha
kaash mil jaata koyi ham ko khalifa aap sa
ham gariboon ki Umar koyi khabar rakhte nahin
a’iysh mein hain mast dukhiyon par nazar rakhte nahin
le ke dukhiya ki baaton ka asar Hazrat Umar
khaamoshi se laut aaye apne ghar Hazrat Umar

subah us aurat ko Faarooq ne bulwa liya
aur wazifa us ka bait-ul-maal se jaari kiyaa
ho ke sharminda phir Umar ne aurat se kaha
dukh bahot pahunchaa hai tum ko
meri ghaflat se sada
tum mujhe kar do mu’aaf
itni hai meri iltejaa aa
tum jo mujh ko bakhsh do
bakhsh de mujh ko khudaa aa

saari duniyaa mein hai charcha
har kahin Farooq ka
koyi bhi insaaf mein
saani nahi Farooq ka
koyi bhi insaaf mein
saani nahi Farooq ka

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

Blog Day :

4706 Post No. : 16411

Hullo Atuldom

“Mehrban” (1967) as spelt in the titles of the movie was an AVM (Madras) production written and directed by A. Bhimsingh. It’s cast was headed by Ashok Kumar, Nutan, Sunil Dutt and had Ramesh Deo, Shyama, Ashim kumar, Jayanthi, Shashikala, Bharathi, Mehmood, Soodesh Kumar and Sulochana Latkar. The dialogues and lyrics were written by Rajinder Kishan and Ravi was the music director. The movie had seven songs of which the blog has the following two.

Song Date of posting
Ae mere dost ae mere hamdam 21 January 2013
Mera gadha gadhon ka leader 9 December 2016

As we can see this movie last made its appearance in 2016 with a wonderful post by Rajaji who was pushed to write by Avinashji. Infact, for the both songs posted, Avinashji was the lyrics contributor.

The 2013 post had a brief synopsis of the movie. It equated the movie to the 1990 David Dhawan directed Rajesh Khanna- Govinda starrer “Swarg”. I happened to see “Mehrbaan” recently and realised that the similarity is limited. Yes, Rajesh Khanna played the rich-man in “Swarg” similar to Ashok Kumar’s character in “Mehrban”. Govinda played the orphan who is devoted to the family similar to Sunil Dutt’s character in “Mehrban”.

The variations in the 1967 movie is that the wealthy couple Shanti Swarup (Ashok Kumar) and Parvati (Sulochana) have three sons and two daughters in addition to being the adoptive parents of Kanhaiya (Sunil Dutt). (In “Swarg” the wealthy couple are childess) They also bring in Laxmi (Nutan) whose parents were known to them and who die leaving Laxmi to fend for herself. So, as we can see it is a full house. That gives the story all kinds of good, bad and ugly characters which helps the writer to gives us a three-hour long movie with lots of ‘rona-dhona’ ‘kasam khana and khilana’ etc. i.e. a highly emotional movie. The end is predictable in that all the family members come together and live happily, once again.

Just remembered another variation between “Swarg” and “Mehrban”. In “Swarg” Krishna (Govinda) becomes rich by acting in movies, buys back the property of his ‘sahabji’ (Rajesh Khanna) and teaches the errant brothers a lesson or two before bringing them back to apologise for all the wrongs that they have done. Kanhaiya of ‘Mehrban’ doesn’t wait to earn riches before coming back to set matters right in the adoptive family. Kanhaiya (Sunil Dutt) has Laxmi (whom he marries before being sent away from the home by Sulochana) for support whereas Krishna does it with the help of his friend ‘Airport’ (Satish Kaushik).
Also, in ‘Swarg’ Sahabji’s wife dies of shock and in ‘Mehrban’ Shanti Swarup dies leaving his wife to the mercy of his ungrateful children.

‘Swarg’ was said to be a remake of ‘Mehrban’ which itself was a remake from the 1960 Tamil hit ‘Padikkadha Medhai’ (Uneducated Genius) which in turn was a remake of the 1953 Bengali movie ‘Jog Biyog’ which was based on the novel of the same name by Ashapurna Devi. So, that means this story will hold good in any time and age.

We are revisiting this movie today with a duet sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi but (surprise) it is not a romantic song. In fact, the movie doesn’t have any romantic song, in the true sense of the term. There is a Lata Mangeshkar solo which has Nutan pacifying a sad Sunil Dutt. This song relates the story of Shanti Swarup to his grandchildren.

This is one of five movies where Nutan and Sunil Dutt played the lead. As I was looking up the anniversaries tab of the blog I found that the birth-dates of the two were one day apart. I wondered what scenario it would have been, back then, when the shooting of the movies were on. Nutan would have turned 85 on 4th June and Sunil (birth-name Balraj) Dutt would have been 92. Just a passing thought, their sons are actors too and have acted together in a few movies.

Editor’s note-Lyrics of this song, which turns out to be a multiple version song, were sent by Avinash Scrapwala long ago.

Duet version

Rafi solo version

Song-Ek raaja ki sun lo kahaani (Meharbaan)(1967) Singer-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Duet version

ek raja ki sun lo
ek raja ki sun lo
kahin haathi na ghode na sena koi
na kahin thhi koi
ek raja ki sun lo
ek raja ki sun lo

teen bete thhe aankhon ke taare
bade pyaare pyaare
dilon ke
woh thhe raja ke anmol moti
nigaahon ki jyoti
thhe maa ke
palkon ki chhanv mein guzra tha bachpan
masti mein doobi
ek raja ki sun lo
ek raja ki sun lo

ek aisa magar din bhi aaya
jisne raja ko nirdhan banaya
ho gaye khaali saare khazaane ae
haaye kaisa ye andher chhaaya

woh jo bete thhe aankhon ke taare
raja rani ke dil sahaare
kaam aise mein woh bhi naa aaye
chhupte phirte the aankhen churaaye

aaram ke saathi kya kya the
jab waqt padha toh koi nahi
dhan daulat ke sab rishtey hai
dhan rooth gaya toh koi nahin
kaun girte ko deta sahaara
woh raja bechaara
thaka aur ha..aa..ra
sochta thha kahaan hai woh moti
woh aankhon ki jyoti
bane jo saha..aa..ra
raja to chup chaap peeta tha aansoo
chup chup ke roti thi
ek raja ki sun lo
ek raja ki sun lo

ho gaya apna khoon paraaya
ho gaya apna khoon paraaya
kaam magar ek chaakar aaya
ek bhola insaan wahaan thha
bachpan se mehmaan wahaan thha
usne jiske tukde khaaye
sada usi ke paanv dabaaye
un bedardon ki mehfil mein
ek wahi hamdard bacha thha
lekin maalik ko kya deta
bechaare ke paas hi kya thha
bechaare ke paas hi kya thha

apne malik ke kadmon mein ro ro ke
khush hota charan uske dho dho ke
apna tan man nichhavar woh karta raha
ek ishaare pe malik ke marta raha
hai kahaani magar baat kal hi ki hai
na samjhna ise tum
ek raja ki sun lo
ek raja ki sun lo

Rafi solo version
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani

Pehle rehte the saagar kinaare
Ab samaaye dilon mein hamaare
Yaad unki rahegi jahaan mein
Jab talak hai ye chaand aur taare
Jo naa mitaaye mitegi kisi se
Chhodi hai aisi nishaani

Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani
Ek raja ki sunlo kahaani

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Blog Day :

4641 Post No. : 16303

Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No.21

This day ten years ago was 2 April 2011. That day, a saturday, saw as many as six songs (from six different movies) getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
3722 Bhagwaan mere gyaan ke deepak ko jalaa de Pujaari(1946) 4 songs covered out of 10 so far
3723 Sab kuchh lutaayaa hamne aakar teri gali mein Chunariyaa(1948) 7 songs covered out of 10 so far
3724 Dekho dekho jee piyaa milan ke din aaye Darogaji(1949) 11 songs covered out of 12 so far
3725 Pardesi se lag gayi preet re Jaan Pehchaan(1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
3726 Nainaa hain jaadoo bhare Bedard Zamaanaa Kyaa Jaane(1959) Movie YIPPEED by now
3727 Raat chup hai chaandni madhosh hai Ustaadon Ke Ustaad(1963) Movie YIPPEED by now

Six songs from six different movies in a day ! So that was a normal day for the blog. Right ! Not really. This day ten years ago was a special day not only for me but for many millions others. It was a day when India vs Sri Lanka world cup cricket final was being played at Mumbai. Exactly ten years have passed. But the memories of that day and also memories of the days preceding the final are still fresh in my mind.

The final post of the blog was posted at 12:31 PM and then I began to follow the final on TV, which was a day night match.

That tournament was emotionally quite a draining experience for me, and for millions of other cricket lovers as well.

The emotional toll on the Indian cricket lovers began not in 2011 but from the previous world cup of 2007. In that world cup, an overconfident and complacent Indian team lost to Bangladesh in their inaugural match. That loss saw them bow out of the world cup at the group stage itself. A most humiliating and inglorious world cup exit it was.

Heads rightly rolled after that.

A few months later, another world cup of a new kind called T20 world cup was organised. BCCI, smarting from the ODI world cup fiasco, did not want to participate, but ICC arm twisted them into participating in it. BCCI responded by sending a team shorn of stars. It was led by a freshly anointed captain in Dhoni. All big names (Tendulkar. Dravid, Ganguly, Kumble, Zaheer Khan) were missing from the team. Names like Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Joginder Sharma, R P Singh were included. This reluctantly sent team, against all odds, went on to lift the T20 world cup title ! And the erstwhile reluctant BCCI suddenly turned T20 enthusiast. They soon devised a T20 tournament called IPL and showed ECB how to market T20 and rake in unimaginable amount of money while at it.

Enthused by the success of India in 2007 T20 world cup, BCCI bid to host ODI world cup in India and neighbouring countries and succeeded in the bid. It was similar to BCCI bid in 1987, after their team’s unexpected win in the 1983 world cup.

2007 ODI World cup saw India (and also Pakistan) getting eliminated in the grouop stages itself. Indian elimination after just three matches meant that many Indian fans (who constitute the biggest cricket following group in the world) lost interest in the world cup after Indian elimination. Espn star sports, that had won the TV rights to telecast this world cup may have lost heavily due to this. So the format of 2011 was changed. Now there were two groups of 7 teams each. Top four finishers of each group qualified for the quarterfinals. This format (similar of the format of 1996 world cup) ensured that good teams would not get eliminated because of one bad day in the tournament. Each team would play six matches in group stage. A team could qualify even if they finished fourth in the group after losing two matches. So, teams like India and Pakistan would not get eliminated after one bad match. Similarly teams like Bangladesh and Ireland (that had one good day against India and Pakistan respectively), will not qualify after just one fluke win.

And that is exactly how it happened. India qualified by finishing second in the group whereas Pakistan qualified after topping their group. Bangladesh this time were soundly thrashed not only by India, but also by South Africa and West Indies. They did score one lucky win against England, but that solitary win failed to ensure their qualification.

Qualifying for the knockout was easy this time for India, but if they wanted to advance deep into the knockout stage then they needed to finish at the top. While India won against every other team, and they were very well placed against South Africa at 267/1, Indian batting collapsed inexplicably and they were bowled out for 296, losing 9 wickets for 29 runs and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. This result made them finish second in the group. Reward- they were pitted against defending champions Australia in the quarterfinals, who were world champions for three world cups in a row. Fortunately, Indians showed nerves to steel and went on to defeat Australia in the semi final. Their “reward”- a semi final meeting against Pakistan- a team that had no weak link in bowling. In this semi final, Indian batting struggled throughout. Tendulkar top scored with 85 after half a dozen reprieves through dropped catches, DRS review overturned an onfield out decision etc. Thanks to some valuable runs by Raina towards the end, India reached 260, their lowest total in the tournament. In the prevous match, India had chased 260 against Australia, and thewre was no reason why Pakistan could not do the same. Thankfully, Pakistan kept losing wixckets at crucial moments, just when it looked that they had things in control, and India sneaked through by 29 runs.

Final was against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka were a side that had players eminently suited for this world cup conditions. They had some batsmen who could remorselessly pile on the runs and they had spinners who controlled the middle overs and choked runs. Sri Lanka had lost only one match, and that was against Pakistan, their nemesis team in world cups. Otherwise they were unbeaten. Their match against Australia was washed out. They defeated other opponents with ease. In the quarter final, they restricted England score and chased that with ease. They did the same against New Zealand in the semi final.

In the final, Sri Lanka won the toss and batted first. They piled on a big total of 274/6. Mahela Jaywardane, as was his wont, scored an unbeaten century.

When India began their chase, Sehwag was out for a second ball duck. India 0 for 1. Six overs later, Tendulkar too fell. India 31 for 2 and in deep trouble. Memories of world cup final 2003 chase began to haunt Indian fans, when India were 59 for three and were never in the game after that. With my experience, I had learnt the lesson that Tendulkar and Sehwag would perform in group matches, but not in the final. So both of them letting the side down in the big final was par for the course.

Fortunately, this team had Gautam Gambhir, who would perform in the final. He had performed in the World T20 Final in 2007 which India had won. Here too, he, in the company of rising star Virat Kohli began to repair the damage. The two took the score to 114, when Kohli fell. Target was 161 runs away, and India had to score at an asking rate of 5.7 for more than 28 overs. The Sri Lankan attack had not allowed any team other than Pakistan to score so many runs in this tournament. The next batsman scheduled to come in was Yuvraj. He had a great world cup with bat and ball, but he had fallen for a first ball duck in the semi final. And here, against Muralitharan, he would have been like a cat on the hot tin roof. As Kohli departed, fans were greeted by the sight of not Yuvraj, but Dhoni emerging out of the pavilion.

Gambhir and Dhoni saw off the threats of Muralitharan and co. The Sri Lankan modus operandi in this world cup was to harvest loads of wickets in the middle overs and cripple the opposition batting line up, which would then collapse to a total smaller than 230. Only Pakistan (batting first) had scored 277 against them. Sri Lanka had restricted England to 229 in the quarterfinal, New Zealand to 217 (in semi final) and 153 (in group match). Zimbabwe scored 188, Kenya 142, and Canada 122 against sri Lanka. So with the exception of Pakistan (batting first) no other team had succeeded in handling Sri Lankan bowling attack in the tournament.

Gambhir and Dhoni dented the Sri Lankan bowling attack. India were 223 when Gambhir had a momentary brain fade and he was out bowled for 97, when he was so close to a well deserved century. Only 41 runs were needed in 8.4 overs. Only seven more overs were needed to reach the winning total. Dhoni sealed the match with a well chronicled six.

That win now meant that India had won the ODI world cup in this century itself and we were no longer confined to reminisce and gloat about the title win in the past century. So someone like Ashish Nehra too joined the ranks of 1983 “pundit” like Madanlal as someone who is much in demand as TV cricket expert thanks to that world cup title victory in 1983. 🙂

Present generation cricket lovers can now honestly say that they were around when India won the ODI world cup. 🙂 People like us are of course luckier. We saw Indian world cup win in 1983 too. 🙂

On that day ten years ago, one song of “Pujaari”(1946) was covered in the blog. “Pujaari”(1946) was directed by Aspi for Ardeshir M Irani Productions, Bombay. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Masood, Bipin Gupta,Mustafa,P.D.Lal, Yashwant Dave, Anita Sharma, Tasneem, Baby Mumtaz Aka Madhubala etc in it. This movie had ten songs in it and four songs have been covered so far.

Today, exactly ten years later, here is another song from “Pujaari”(1946) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Feroz Dastoor. ali Sahab is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

This post appears late at night. At this time ten years ago, entire India had burst into wild celebrations just as Dhoni hit the winning six and then the team as performing a victory lap around the Wankhede stadium.

Audio link:

Song-Piyaa milan ko chali kaamini karke haar singaar (Pujaari)(1946) Singer-Feroz Dastoor, Lyrics-Wali Sahab, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

piyaa milan ko o o o
piyaa milan ko
chaley kaamini
karke haar singaa..aa..aaar
karke haar singaar
naainan mein raadhaa ki moorat
naainan mein raadhaa ki moorat
man mein Krishna muraar..aa…aaar
mann mein Krishna muraar
haan aan aan haaan aaan
piyaa milan ko chaley kaamini
karke haar singaaa..aar
karke haar singaar

taaron ki chhaiyyaan mein uthhkar
chupke chupke mandar jaanaa
pawan chaley ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
pawan chaley to dar kar
pawan chaley to dar kar ruknaa
ruk kar
haath ??aanaa
ruk kar
haath ??aanaa
chhip chhip karnaa pyaa…aaar
chhip chhip karnaa pyaar…aan..aa
piyaa milan ko chaley kaamini
karke haar singaa..aar
karke haar singaar

honthon pe geethon ka raainaa
naainan se gangajal behnaa
mann hi mann mein ae ae
mann hi mann mein
mann behlaakar
mann behlaakar
mukh par
pee kaa
naam naa laakar
mukh par pee ka naam naa laakar
degi tann mann waa..aaar
degi tann mann wa..aa..aaar…aaa
piyaa milan ko
piyaa milan ko chaley kaamini
karke haar singaa..aaar
karke haar singaar

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

Blog Day :

4546 Post No. : 16122

28/12/2020 – Death anniversary of Pandit Husnlal (Husnlal-Bhagatram)

I have admitted in a post earlier that when I started my journey in the blog, that I could not recognize the name Husnlal-Bhagatram. I knew some of their songs well from radio days, but their MD’s name was conspicuously absent from the consciousness. Only explanation to this I can think of is that most of those known songs were Suraiyya songs and heard on AIR urdu service “aapki farmaish” programme. The reception of AIR’s (Urdu service) in Mumbai was so bad in 80’s that hardly anything said could have registered, unless one sits near the radio and concentrates on what is being said. Even then mostly it was difficult to comprehend, I can recall from memory. So, the name ‘Husnlal-Bhagatram’ was not known to me.

Husnlal was the younger brother of Bhagatram and also his junior in the field. As per Wikipedia, Pandit Husnlal was born in 1918 and died on 28/12/1968. Husnlal Bhagatram, alongwith their elder cousin Pandit Amarnath, are credited with training Shankar of Shankar-Jaikishan and Laxmikant of Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Khaiyyam and Mahendra Kapoor.

I had the link of this story telling song from the 1949 film ‘Jaltarang’ saved, for posting as Husnlal Bhagatram song, but their filmography in both imdb and Wikipedia is not listing this film, for some reason. I was just about to recheck from to confirm that the music of this film is indeed by Husnlal Bhagatram, when I found this article on songsofyore.

On going through this useful article listing many of Husnlal Bhagatram’s better-known songs, I got the confirmation about “Jaltarang’ 1949. Also, from the comments and discussion it has transpired that the baton for melodious music shifted to Shankar Jaikishan from Husnlal Bhagatram, during the crossover of 40’s to 50’s decade. I am not surprised, as the interesting connection between these famous songs by these two composer duos is also evident:
Jiya bekaraar hai by Shankar Jaikishan
Tere nainon ne chori kiya mera chhota sa jiya by Husnlal Bhagatram.

The article has also remined me of this melodious Rafi-Lata duet.

Since making that comment about this being among the top 50 Rafi-Lata duets, in 2011, I have revisited the song a number of times and never tire of listening to it.

These five songs from Jaltarang 1949 are already posted in the blog:

Song Date posted
Lut gayi ummeedon ki duniyaa 1 March 2011
Nainon ke mast ishaare 24 June 2011
Haay taqdeer meri haay taqdeer meri 30 June 2011
Zara tumne dekha to pyaar aa gayaa 12 August 2011
Musaafir sada geet gaaye chalaa chal 1 September 2019

The remaining 4 songs are all Rafi solos, so we are in for a treat if all of them are available. If I am not mistaken, Husnlal Bhagatram can also be credited with starting the trend of having all male songs in the film by Rafi. Certainly, that was not the norm in 1949, but in this film ‘Jaltarang’ Rafi sahib is the only male singer. Certainly, in ‘Aansoo’1953 no other male singer is credited, while for the one song remaining to be posted, singers name is unavailable. “Shama Parwana” 1954 is having only Rafi sahib as male playback singer. Naushad Sahab did this only in Aan 1952 for the first time. This issue calls for some deep research.

The song I am presenting as a tribute for Pandit Husnlal, is a Rafi solo, written by by Kaif Irfani and composed by the ever-melodious Husnlal-Bhagatram. As per excel sheet this song is picturized on ‘Rehman’.

Rafi sahab has just completed 3100 songs in the blog. Kaif Irfani’s tally is at 75 (total written is not known). Husnlal Bhagatram is at 291 out of 451 total songs composed in 50 movies. At a guess the songs by Rafi, Lata and Suraiyya should cross the 100 figures under Husnlal Bhagatram. This gives a fair idea of the important part played by Husnlal Bhaagatram in the careers of these giants.

Song-Tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani hai ye badi suhaani (Jal Tarang)(1949) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Kaif Irfani, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram


tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani
tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani
hai ye badi suhaani
prem nagar mein aake utri
roop nagar ki raani
ho o roop nagar ki raani
mast adaayen nain katari
mast adaayen nain kataari
nikhri hui jawaani
aisa uska roop suhaana
duniya hui deewaani
ho o duniya hui deewaani

is nagri mein us shahzaadi ne kiya jab thhikaana
ik shahzaada dekh ke usko
ik shahzaada dekh ke usko
bahut hua deewaana
us par kiya nichhaavar usne
apna maal khazaana
dekho kismat baat ko kaise
karti hai afsaana
ho o karti hai afsaana
tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani
tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani
hai ye badi suhaani
prem nagar mein aake utri
roop nagar ki raani
ho o roop nagar ki raani

phir shahzaade ne uske
kadmon pe sheesh jhukaaya
usne apna pyaara jeewan
usne apna pyaara jeewan
usko bhent chhadaaya
shama ko dekh ke tab parwaana
jalne se ghabraaya
kya jaane ye pagli duniya
usey maza kya aaya
ho o usey maza kya aaya
tumhen sunnayen ek kahaani
tumhen sunanyen ek kahaani
hai ye badi suhaani
prem nagar mein aake utri
roop nagar ki raani
ho o roop nagar ki raani

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Blog Day :

4530 Post No. : 16091

Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 98

This date ten years ago (12 december 2010) saw as many as seven songs getting covered in the blog. Here are the details of these songs :-

9 songs covered out of 10

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
O dupatta rang de mera rangrez Gajre-1948 movie YIPPEED in the blog
Chaar din ki chaandni thhi phir andheri raat hai Dillagi-1949 movie YIPPEED in the blog
Nainaa bhar aaye neer Humaayun-1945 movie YIPPEED in the blog
O zindagi ke denewaale Naagin-1954 Movie YIPPEED in the blog
Andhon pe dayaa karnaa daataa Sahaaraa-1958
Yoon hi dil ne chaahaa thhaa ronaa rulaanaa Dil Hi To Hai-1963 movie YIPPEED in the blog
Laagi jisko wohi ye dukh jaane Pavitra Paapi-1970 4 songs covered out of 7

“Pavitra Paapi”(1970), one of the unYIPPEED movies, from the movies whose songs were covered ten years ago, was produced and directed by Rajendra Bhatia for Kiron Productions, Bombay. The movie had Balraj Sahni,Tanuja, I.S.Johar,Ajay Sahni(aka Parikshat Sahni), Achla Sachdev, Abhi Bhattacharya, Madhumati,Baby Sonia(aka Neetu Singh), Jayashree T, Gulshan Bawra,Upendra Trivedi, Manorama, Jugnu, Pal Mahender, Shivraj, V.Gopal, Hammad Jafri, Manju, Sadhna Patel, Chinnu,Sewak Singh, Kailash,Shobha,Aroona,Fatima, Jagdish Raj etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far:-

Song Posted On
Teri duniya se hoke majboor chalaa 19.10.2008
Le de sainyya odhni punjaabi 11.06.2009
Laagi jisko wohi ye dukh jaane 12.12.2010
Allah hi Allah kar pyaare bhai 07.01.2012

As blog ten year challenge, here is a song from “Pavitra Paapi”(1970). The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Shelaji/ Shela. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist as well as music director.

The song is picturised on Jayshree T, Tanuja, Yasmin and Fatima.

The lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra. BTYC details were sent by Avinash Scrapwala.

Song-Poochho na kaise pehli raat guzri(Pavitra Paapi)(1970) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Shaila, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Prem Dhawan

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

poochho na kaisey
haayye jee kaisey pehli raat guzri ee
kaisey kahoon kya
haayye kahoon kya mere saath guzri
poochho na kaisey
haayye ji kaisey pehli raat guzri ee
kaisey kahoon kya
haayye kahoon kya mere saath guzri ee

woh paas mere aa baithha
main peechhe hat gayi
woh aur aagey ko khiskaa
main aur simat gayee
us`ne pakdi kalaayee
maine jhhat se chhudaayee
us`ne thhaamaa aanchal
toh main bhaagi machal kar
par darwaazaa band thhaa
jaati to kahaan jaati
thahr thhar lagey kaanpne
jaise diye ki baati
ho jaise diye ki baati
toh pakad liyaa saiyyaan ne
lapak`ke meraa haathh
phir ?
poochho na
poochho na kaisey
haayye ji kaisey pehli raat guzri
kaisey kahoon oon kya
haayye kahoon kya
mere saath guzri

le aayaa haath pakad`ke
phir sej pe sainyyaan
main kuchh na boli chaali
bas pad gayee paiyyaan
usne baahon mein leke
mujhko paas bithhaayaa
phir dheere se usne
ghoonghat meraa uthhaayaa
main toh sharm se mar gayee
main dharti mein gad gayee
meri saansein ruk gayee
meri dhadkan badh gayee
ho mere dhadkan badh gayee
machhli ki tarhaa main tadpi
par chhudaa na saki haath
phir ?
poochho na
poochho na kaisey
haayye ji kaisey pehli raat guzri ee
kaisey kahoon kya
haayye kahoon kyaa
mere saath guzri

phir na jaane kyaa soojhee
sainyyaan natkhat ko
woh lagaa chhoomne
gaalon pe bikhri lat ko
main lat ko suljhaaoon
woh uljhaata jaaye
main door hat`ti jaaoon
woh badhtaa hi aaye
jab kuchh bhi na soojhee
toh sab baat palat gayee
aur main khud hi piyaa ke
seene se lipat gayee
haayye seene se lipat gayee
toh sun lee uski dhadkan maine
aur samajh gayi sab baat
phir ?
phir bol naa
arey bolnaa kyaa huaa?

poochho naa
hmmm…hmm hmmm..hmm hmm
hmmm hmm hmm
hmmm hmm mm hmm hmmm…hmmm hmm hmm
kaisey kahoon kyaa
hmmmm hmmm hmm hmm hmmm
hmm hmm hmm

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