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

Sureeli Suman – 15
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The original HMV of EMI group was renamed RPG, when purchased by the Goenka Group. Later on in 2000, this major music producing company was aptly named as ‘Sa Re Ga Ma’. During earlier years, it used to sponsor great artists to produce many non-film music albums. Later on, under the false pretext of changing music trends, but mainly due to commercial angles, such publications along with classical music albums ware slowly reduced to very near zero.

‘Swar Bahar’ – a melodious treat for music lovers was released in 1970. Music Director Shyam Sharma composed ten superb songs for Suman Kalyanpur. The album had two Meera Bhajans and eight ‘bhaav geets’ penned by Anjaan and Yogesh, six and two respectively.

Suman Kalyanpur (aka Suman Hemmady), born on 28th January 1937, is one of the best-known and respected playback singers of Indian cinema. Her voice was often mis-identified as that of Lata Mangeshkar. Her career started in 1954 and she was a very popular singer in the 1960s and 1970s. She has been somewhat unfortunate as she never won the National Film Award or Filmfare Award for singing. Yet, she is still considered among the popular singers of her era.

She has sung a total of 857 Hindi songs. (Correct me if wrong, as this data is copied from Internet.) Besides, she has recorded songs for movies in several other Indian languages viz., Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani, Bengali, Oriya, Punjabi etc. She has sung many non-film songs, and I have been presenting them, one by one, at my pace.

This ‘birhan’ song is the eighth, out of ten, from ‘Swar Bahar’.  Suman ji has brought into expression, all the feelings that the lyrics describe. By Hari Ichha, the two remaining gems will follow soon.

 


Song – Raat Suhaag Ki Jaag Ke Dhal Gayi (Suman Kalyanpur NFS) (1970) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Anjaan, MD– Shyam Sharma

Lyrics

raat suhaag ki
jaag ke dhhal gayee
aaye na chitchor
sej ki kaliyan
taane maare
gori re ab to ho gayi bhor
gori re ab to ho gayi bhor

mann ko chhede
pyaas nigodi
mann ko chhede
pyaas nigodi
kasak sahi na jaaye
dheeraj man ka
bikhar na jaaye
tod ke laaj ki resham dor
gori re ab to ho gayee bhor
 
har aahat pe
dhhalke aanchal
har aahat pe
dhhalke aanchal
ye bindiya akulaaye
par bujh jaaye
dhadkan dil ki
dekh ke soone dwaar ki or
gori re ab to ho gayee bhor
 
thak ke soye
sapne kunwaare
thak ke soye
sapne kunwaare
soyee adhuri aas
so naa sakey
do birhi naina
soney na de ye mann ka shor
gori re ab to ho gayee bhor

raat suhaag ki
jaag ke dhhal gayi
aaye na chitchor

 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रात सुहाग की
जाग के ढल गई
आए ना चितचोर
सेज की कलियाँ
ताने मारें
गोरी रे अब तो हो गई भोर
गोरी रे अब तो हो गई भोर

मन को छेड़े
प्यास निगोड़ी
मन को छेड़े
प्यास निगोड़ी
कसक सही ना जाये
धीरज मन का
बिखर ना जाये
तोड़ के लाज की रेशम डोर
गोरी रे अब तो हो गई भोर

हर आहट पे
ढलके आँचल
हर आहट पे
ढलके आँचल
ये बिंदिया अकुलाए
पर बुझ जाये
धड़कन दिल की
देख के सूने द्वार की ओर
गोरी रे अब तो हो गई भोर

थक के सोये
सपने कुँवारे
थक के सोये
सपने कुँवारे
सोई अधूरी आस
सो ना सके
दो बिरही नैना
सोने न दे ये मन का शोर
गोरी रे अब तो हो गई भोर

रात सुहाग की
जाग के ढल गई
आए ना चितचोर


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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 24
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To each his due – that is an adage that basically covers all the destinies, whether right or wrong, whether happy or sad. The struggle to definitively define whether success is destined, or whether it can be achieved through hard work, is a tough task indeed. Logic and arguments work both ways. Believers of destiny even go as far to propound that one will put hard work in life, because that is what the destiny says should be. And sometimes one tends to lean towards that argument – for there are numerous cases we know of people successful without having to put in too much hard work, or having displayed much capabilities. And of course, there are cases, also very numerous, where highly capable people are seen putting in lot of hard work most of their lives, but still, the coveted fruits of success elude them. And so, after witnessing so many such seemingly unfortunate lives, living through such seemingly unfair circumstances, one is eventually resigned to say – to each his due.

It has been discussed in these pages very often, as to how life has dealt a losing proposition to artists whose talent was much more than the recognition and rewards they achieved. Their careers seemingly did not last too long. And their work usually never got highlighted in A grade cinema. But when we come across their creations and performances, the mind asks “why”.  Why is it that these artists never made it to A grade cinema, despite having demonstrated capabilities for the same. The answers, are difficult to find.

Remembering Robin Bannerji, one such talented music director, on the anniversary of his passing away (July 27th).

Robin had a short career that lasted little over a decade. And he passed away at a relatively young age, beset by problems of health, penury and family misfortunes. He got his first break, working as an assistant to Hemant Kumar, in the 1960 film ‘Masoom’. Hemant Kumar composed one song for this film, and then he departed on a trip outside India. All the remaining songs were then composed and completed  by Robin.

His films number just about twenty, spread across thirteen years of active work. We see no more of his work after 1973. And then, after another 13 years, he passed away in 1986.

His work, and his creations, speak for themselves. Almost all his films are categorized as ‘C’ grade. But the songs, and the melody – are an instant head turner. A number of his songs that got popular, being played on radio, are wonderful memories that still haunt the alleyways of the mind. But the more attractive thing is the unheard and unknown songs that turn out to be such wonderful gems. A the music of a few of his films is not available at all. Films like  ‘Junglee Raja’ (1963), ‘Hukam Ka Ikka’ (1964), ‘Flying Circus’ (1965) and ‘London Express’ (1968), are simply not traceable at this time.

Today, I present this wonderful melody from the 1966 film ‘Rustam Kaun’ – one of the films listed in Khyati Ben’s list of missing films of 1960s. The words are from the pen of Yogesh Gaur. Interestingly, it seems that Robin has maximum number of films working with this songwriter. Together they have appeared in seven of Robin Bannerji’s films, that amounts to one third of all the films that he has done.

‘Rustam Kaun’ is a production from the banner of Amrit Kala Mandir, Bombay and is directed by Dharam Kumar. The star cast includes Randhawa, Malika, Shaam Kumar, Mumtaz, Kamal Mehra, Jagdeep, Tun Tun, Aruna Irani, Rajmala, Meenakshi, Jagdish etc. The list also includes the names like Samson, Hercules, Hanuman and Joginder Singh – apparently all wrestlers. The list also includes Shakila Banu Bhopali, although her name does not appear as a singer in the song list.  (There is one qawwaali in this film which is rendered by Suman Kalyanpur and Manna Dey, onscreen performed by Jagdeep and Shakila Banu Bhopali).

On screen, this song is performed by Malika. A love song, on the same theme as another song posted couple of days ago, saying what effect the presence of the lover has on the mind and heart of the beloved (“Hum Ne Chaaha Magar Keh Na Paaye“). Malika is expressing these sentiments to Randhawa. The song is lovely – the words, the music, the rendition – all of it. Except for the on screen performance. The on screen antics of the lady, put a lie to the sentiments being expressed. One of those wonderful songs that are recommended as – to be heard only. So try, listen to it without paying attention to the visuals.:)

 

 

Song – Hum Chaahen Na Chaahen Phir Bhi Kabhi (Rustam Kaun) (1966) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Yogesh, MD – Robin Bannerji

Lyrics

hum chaahe na chaahen
phir bhi kabhi
wo saamne jab aa jaate hain
har baar nazar jhuk jaati hai
har baar kadam ruk jaate hain
har baar kadam ruk jaate hain
hum chaahe na chaahen
phir bhi kabhi

hum bhool se shaayad ulfat ki
baahon mein chale aaye hain
hum bhool se shaayad ulfat ki
baahon mein chale aaye hain
anjaan safar ki anjaani
raahon mein chale aaye hain
ab kya hoga kyonkar hoga
ye soch ke ghabra jaate hain
ye soch ke ghabra jaate hain
hum chaahe na chaahen
phir bhi kabhi

kya baat hai kyon mere dil ke
jazbaat bikhar jaate hain
kya baat hai kyon mere dil ke
jazbaat bikhar jaate hain
badle badle se kyon apne
andaaz nazar aate hain
har aahat par apne dil ki
khud chaunk ke balkha jaate hain
khud chaunk ke balkha jaate hain
hum chaahe na chaahen
phir bhi kabhi

ye kaisi anokhi baat hui
uljhan mein ulajh jaate hain
ye kaisi anokhi baat hui
uljhan mein ulajh jaate hain
ye uljhan aur ulajhti hai
jitna isey suljhaate hain
begaane hain wo lekin ab to
hum khud se bhi sharma jaate hain
hum khud se bhi sharma jaate hain
hum chaahe na chaahen
phir bhi kabhi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम चाहे ना चाहें
फिर भी कभी
वो सामने जब आ जाते हैं
हर बार नज़र झुक जाती है
हर बार कदम रुक जाते हैं
हर बार कदम रुक जाते हैं
हम चाहे ना चाहें
फिर भी कभी

हम भूल से शायद उलफत की
बाहों में चले आए हैं
हम भूल से शायद उलफत की
बाहों में चले आए हैं
अंजान सफर की अनजानी
राहों में चले आए हैं
अब क्या होगा क्योंकर होगा
ये सोच के घबरा जाते हैं
ये सोच के घबरा जाते हैं
हम चाहे ना चाहें
फिर भी कभी

क्या बात है क्यों मेरे दिल के
जज़्बात बिखर जाते हैं
क्या बात है क्यों मेरे दिल के
जज़्बात बिखर जाते हैं
बदले बदले से क्यों अपने
अंदाज़ नज़र आते हैं
हर आहट पर अपने दिल की
खुद चौंक के बलखा जाते हैं
खुद चौंक के बलखा जाते हैं
हम चाहे ना चाहें
फिर भी कभी

ये कैसी अनोखी बात हुई
उलझन में उलझ जाते हैं
ये कैसी अनोखी बात हुई
उलझन में उलझ जाते हैं
ये उलझन और उलझती है
जितना इसे सुलझाते हैं
बेगाने हैं वो लेकिन अब तो
हम खुद से शर्मा जाते हैं
हम खुद से शर्मा जाते हैं
हम चाहे ना चाहें
फिर भी कभी


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

Sureeli Suman – 14
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Music Director Shyam Sharma, a regular employee with HMV (later on, RPG) had in 1970 recorded an Album named “Swar Bahar” that had ten melodious devotional and love-songs by Suman Kalyanpur (aka Suman Hemadey, her maiden name). Seven out of these ten have now been covered in this wonderful singing blog. This one is the eighth jewel from that Album. Some songs which were not Meera Bhajans were love songs written by Anjaan and Yogesh. This one is written by Yogesh.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Sureeli Suman – 13
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Music Director Shyam Sharma, a regular employee with HMV (later on, RPG) had in 1970 recorded an Album named “Swar Bahar” that had ten melodious devotional songs by Suman Kalyanpur. Six out of these ten have now been covered in this wonderful singing Blog. This one is the seventh jewel from that Album.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Sureelee Suman – 12
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I will narrate a story that I heard long back and since both the persons I am going to talk about are no more living, I am sure I will not be contradicted. (We all know the person who talks about being chummy and very close to all non-living persons)
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Sureeli Suman – 10
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Original HMV of EMI group, when purchased by the Goenka Group, was called RPG. Later on in 2000, this major music producing company was aptly named as ‘Saregama’.  During earlier years, it used to sponsor great artists to produce many non-film music albums.  Later-on, under the false pretext of changing music trend, but mainly due to commercial considerations, such publications along with classical music albums ware slowly reduced to very near zero.
Read more on this topic…


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.

एक दोस्त मिला आज, बहुत सारे सालों के बाद।

Yes, years and years have passed since we last met. And today, while searching for someone else, I located the one I had probably met once or maybe twice, and then never met again for decades. But the memories of that earlier meeting are so very sharp and very clear. And the lilt of its sound still rings in the backdrop of the mind, very often.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Sureeli Suman – 09
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His Master’s Voice (HMV) in those days was producing many Devotional and Non-Film Geet-Gazals Albums. In later years the company slowly discontinued such releases, purely due to commercial reasons.

In 1970 HMV released an Album of Suman Kalyanpur viz ‘Swar Bahar’.  It had ten melodious songs, five in each category, Devotional and Geet-Gazals.  In addition to Meera Bhajan, other songs by lyricist Anjan and Yogesh were included in the Album. It was a treasure for the Music enthusiast like me and I had acquired it in the first week of its release.
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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.

Two days ago, Suman ji completed the 79th milestone of her melodic life. It is so hard to believe that she is now so senior in years. Some months back, maybe almost a year, she was in Delhi and was present on stage for a singing performance. Unfortunately I myself was not able to make it. But other friends who had attended had said that she continues to be as impressive in her voice, as she was before. Still as sweet, and ‘sureeli’ as Bharat ji would put it.
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This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Sureeli Suman – 08
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This Meerabai Bhajan has been used in many films with voices of Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Roy, Vani Jairam etc. Amongst them Lata’s version in ‘Navbahar’, under the music direction of Roshan has become so popular that any music lover will immediately identify this bhajan with ‘Navbahar’ version.
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