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

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Today’s song is a comedy duet from the film Jhamela-1953.

The song is sung by Chitalkar and Sunder Singh – the comedian. Many of you would be surprised if I tell you that in the beginning of his career, Sunder-the well known comedian was a Hero in many films. Not only this, but also that he was a good singer and he has sung as many as 40 songs in as many as 25 films !

In the world of Hindi cinema, there are many such surprises. Can you believe that the actor Ranjan ( Ramnarayan Venkataraman Sarma) was a highly qualified and educated editor of a Music and Dance Magazine in Madras and that he was selected for a film role by a producer, when he was seen by that Producer, when Ranjan was standing in a bus queue ? Ranjan was a Fencing champion of International Olympic standard.
Can you imagine that another comedian and a character actor Janakidas Mehra had represented India in 3 International sports meets as a Cyclist and an Athlete and that he was the only Indian to win the British Empire games Distinction medal ?
Can you believe that the child actor Shashi kapoor (Sr.) left his prospering film career after doing 21 roles in Hindi films and became a Maths professor in the Western Michigan University and taught for 30 years ?

Well, well,well ! I can write a full article, only on such wonders of film artistes. Like their Glory stories, artistes also had sad stories. Once a shining star in the industry some stars ended their lives in the most pathetic way. Music Director Bulo C Rani immolated himself and when the pain became unbearable, he ran on the road screaming for help and died finally falling on the road .
Singing prodigy Parshuram begged on road daily and died drunk on the road of Bandra. His body was burnt by the Municipality as an unclaimed and unknown person.
Actress and singer Vatsala Kumthekar became mad, lived on the road and one day died as an unknown beggar.
Actress singer Rattanbai and actor Wasti begged near the Haji Ali Darga and opposite Liberty Cinema in Bombay, in their last days.
Lalita Pawar, Nalini Jayawant and Parveen Babi died lonely and their bodies were discovered after 3-4 days, by their neighbours and relatives.

Coming back to Sunder Singh, let us see his short Bio… For a long time,I was searching for information on comedian Sunder. I got hold of a 2 page detailed article on Sunder, but it was in Punjabi- which I could not read or use. I found a small paragraph on Sunder in Sanjit Narvekar ji’s book ” Eena Meena Deeka”. Lastly, I requested Harish Raghuwanshi ji for help. Despite his failing health, he promptly sent me articles in Hindi, English and Gujarati, on Sunder. He is such a helpful person. May God give him a healthy life.
Sunder Singh aka Sunder was born in Sialkot, Punjab on 10th August 1916. His father was working in Madon Theatres, Calcutta. Sunder also started working there. Initially, for a long period,he did Girl’s roles. Once his work was seen by H.S.Rawail (Director in later life). He was quite impressed. Later Rawail started working with R.N.Vaidya as his assistant in direction.Meanwhile Sunder started working in Talkie films. His first film,where he was credited, was ” Na hone wali baat”-38. Before that, Rawail and Vaidya were preparing to make the film Banke Sipahi-37.Rawail recommended Sunder and Vaidya gave him an uncredited small role in that film.

Sunder and Rawail became good friends and started staying in one flat in Calcutta. After a few films here, they both went to Lahore and Sunder got the Hero’s role in the film ” Shukriya”-44. There were 4 Heroines in the film- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Raksha. Sunder’s role in this film was that of a young man from a village and Ramola was from a City. Sunder’s one song from this film-‘ Nayanon ke teer chala gayee ek shehar ki laundiya’ became very popular all over India, However the song was banned in Punjab due to its lyrics. After this they both came back to Calcutta.

His next film was Albeli-45, in which too there were 4 Heroines- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Usha. In the 40’s , Sunder acted in many films like Arabian Nights, Baap, Shabri, Chandrashekhar, Ek aurat, Grihalaxmi, Lottery, Samapti, Jhoothi kasme, Savyasachi, Do baaten, Shadi ke baad, Bawra, Khiladi, Nai Bhabhi etc. In Calcutta, Sunder got married to a girl from his community. Rawail left for Bombay. After a few months, Sunder also returned to Bombay.

Rawail was very happy to get him back and gave him roles in almost all of his films. Not only Rawail, but also J.Om Prakash, Mohan Kumar, Lekhraj Bhakri, Manoj kumar etc gave him roles in all their films and he became a busy actor. He was at one time, in great demand. He was quite popular due to his nature.In the decade of 50’s he did 88 films, which increased in the 60s and 70s. In the 80s however films came haltingly.

From singing Hero, he became a Junior artiste( extra), in presence of the new crop of actors. The role of comedians was on decline, as Heroes like Amitabh and others did comedy scenes themselves. His health started troubling him. His last film was probably Bahurani-89. He became ill for a long time and finally died on 5-3-1992. Sunder acted in 436 films. He was a good singer and sang his own songs in early cinemas. In all, Sunder sang 40 songs in 25 films. ( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for material for adaptation.)

The Music Director of Jhamela-1953 was C.Ramchandra. He and Bhagawan were very good friends from 1936 onwards, when they had first met. That time CR was working under Music Director Meer Saheb, as a Harmonium player and his assistant and Bhagwan was acting in the films of Harishchandra Rao and Chandra Rao Kadam. They were masters in making stunt and action films. In Minerva Movietone of Sohrab Modi, CR worked under several MDs. First it was Bundu khan, then came Habib Khan. After this came B.S.Hoogan. CR learnt many things from Hoogan, especially how to play Indian ragas on western instruments as well as how to make tunes. After Hoogan came Meer Sahib. During the shooting of the film ‘ Bahadur Kissan’, CR and Bhagwan became friends.

With Bhagwan’s help, CR got 2 Tamil films as a M.D. and then made his Debut with Bhagwan’s film “Sukhi Jeevan” in Hindi as a Music Director ,in 1942. Thus they were thick friends till Jhamela-1953. All those years Bhagwan made stunt films and CR gave music to his films as “Anna Saheb”. Due to his encouragement and persistence, Bhagwan jumped into Social films with the film “Albela ”-1951. The film made history in music and a grand run as a film.Even today, the film draws crowds. This was the first film of bhagwan when CR gave music as “C.Ramchandra ” and not Anna Saheb.

CR described all this in his Marathi autobiography – माझ्या जीवनाची सरगम . This book, published in 1977 was never translated into Hindi or English. I ran a series of ” CR and Lata Songs” on this Blog from 30-1-2013 to 11-2-2013, in which I had translated his Marathi autobiography into English serially in each post.`Seeing this translation, many people suggested that I publish the English translation of the Marathi book. The book was copyrighted by the son and daughter of CR , who are practicing doctors in the USA. I always denied doing this, even though great pressure was put on me.

I believe, two years ago its Hindi version came out and last year the book was published in English, though with a different format and a different Title. I am a great fan of CR, but I feel that his autobiography details his sexepades more than his musical journey. In that context, it is a boring book.

Although Bhagwan’s first Social Film Albela became a great Hit giving him name, fame and money, Bhagwan could never repeat this success ever in his life again. He tried all possible ways, conjuring the same team of actors,Lyricist and MD but success always eluded him. More than anything these attempts drained him of his reputation and riches. He had to sell his 7 cars and 4 bungalows and go back to his old Chawl life in a 2 room house. His age was increasing and he landed up doing small,insignificant roles like an ‘Extra’.

Jhamela-53 also became the cause of an unrepairable rift between Bhagwan and CR. CR also lost the companionship of Lata Mangeshkar and his friend Rajinder krishen within the next few years. This is life in the Film Line !

Today’s song is a comedy and fun song between two friends. Enjoy…..


Song- Tu thahar abhi main aaya (Jhamela)(1953) Singers-Chitalkar, Sunder Singh, Lyricist- Rajendra krishna, MD- C.Ramchandra

Lyrics

Tu thahar abhi main aaya
manzoor
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
paape tu thahar abhi main aaya
ho ho tu thahar
abhi main aaya,/em.

Tu thahar abhi main aaya
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
aha
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
nahin
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
paape
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
achcha
arre der na karna bhaiyya
bas abhi gaya
abhi aaya
thank you
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
Tu thahar abhi main aaya

mujhe chhod ke jaa na akela
ho jaaye na koi jhamela
mere paas bahut hai rupaiyya
arre zara jaldi aana
bhaiyya
main pardesi ghabraaya
haa haa
tu thahar abhi main aayapapa tu
manzoor
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
papa tu thahar abhi main aaga
lala tu theher abhi main aaya

meri jeb hai mera khazaana
santanan baje taraana
arre balidaan ki duniya
noton ki na jhalak dikhaana
main tu kehke ho pachhtaaya
haha
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
Tu thahar abhi main aaya

dhan daulat ek museebat
ye duniya bhar ki laanat
thhodi ho to bhookh lagaaye
ho bahut to neend na aaye
bhai ye to sach farmaaya
haha
tu thahar ahi main aaya
no
tu thahar abhi main aaya
bhaiyya
tu thahar abhi main aaya
lala
tu thahar abhi main aaya
pape
tu thahar abhi main aaya

arre der na karna bhaiyya
bas abhi gaya abhi aaya
thank you


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

Blog Day :

5180 Post No. : 17156

Today’s song is from the film Lehren-1953. It was made by ” New Sai Productions” Bombay. It was a film production company floated by C.Ramchandra, his close friend actor Omprakash and Lata Mangeshkar. They produced Jhanjhar-1953, Leharen-1953 and Duniya gol hai-1955 ( directed by Omprakash himself.) These films were neither successful nor their music became popular.

When the film Jhanjhar-1953 was about to be released, C. Ramchandra and Lata Mangeshkar went to Punjab to attend the release function of the film. In this visit, Lata Mangeshkar spoke to singer Nurjehan in Pakistan, from her hotel room telephone and they decided to meet each other. Accordingly Lata and Nurjehan met on the “No Man’s Land” between the Indo-Pak border. They embraced each other and spent a lot of time together.

Another noteworthy event happened when the film Jhanjhar was in the making. At that time C.Ramchandra, under a loose contract with Filmistan, was also giving music to Filmistan’s ” Anarkali’. Directors in Filmistan knew that he was also making his own film Jhanjhar and they suspected that he may be neglecting music of Anarkali at the cost of Jhanjhar. He was sent a legal notice accusing him of this. However, Jhanjhar released first, flopped and then Anarkali was released. Anarkali music became a superhit and Jhanjhar was nowhere. The legal case was happily dropped and C Ramchandra was also awarded a gift from Filmistan for its music !

Film Lehren-1953 was directed by H. S.Rawail and the 10 songs of the film were written by Rajendra krishna. Rajendra Krishna (6-6-1919 to 23-9-1987. Songs 1671 for 269 films) and C.Ramchandra were very good friends. They came together from C. Ramchandra[‘s film Patanga-1949. Together they worked in 52 films. However, in 1958 this friendship broke up. The story is….in 1958 C.Ramchandra was called to Madras by producer S.S.Vasan of Gemini Films. He was offered the film Raaj Tilak for music. This was a remake of Vasan’s hit Tamil film ” Vanjikottai Valiban”. A Telugu remake was also on cards and C.Ramchandra was to give music to Hindi and Telugu versions. He had already given music to the Tamil original. He gladly accepted and wanted to call Rajendra krishna to write the songs. To his shock, Vasan objected to calling Rajendra krishna. Vasan was angry at him because he had written songs for his competitor AVM’s 2 films Bhai Bhai-1956 and Bhabhi-1957. Both films’ songs were popular and hits also. Vasan asked Ramchandra to suggest some other name. He suggested P.L.Santoshi and it was accepted. The music was completed for Raaj Tilak-1958.

C.Ramchandra went back to Bombay and started making songs for the film Amardeep along with Rajendra krishna. After the music was set, Rajendra Krishna came to know that C.Ramchandra had replaced him with Santoshi for a South film. He was enraged and broke their partnership. Rajendra krishna was also popular in South and he started suggesting the Southern producers names of Chitragupta and Ravi as Music Directors. C. Ramchandra stopped getting any films from Madras. At that time even Lata left him after recording 2 songs of the film Amardeep-1958. C.Ramchandra’s bad period had begun…..

The cast of the film Lehren-1953 was Shyama, Kishore Kumar, Shakuntala, Bipin Gupta, Iftikhar, Sunder, Johnny Walker, Leela Mishra and others. In this film, Raj kapoor was a Guest Artiste. Also Omprakash’s brother Pachhi did a small role in this film. Later Pachhi became a big Producer of Hindi films himself. In this film 6 singers were used for 10 songs. The singers were Mohd. Rafi, Kishore kumar, Hiemant kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum and Sunder. Today’s fun song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and Sunder. To most readers Sunder was a comedian, but Sunder Singh was a Hero in his early films and sang many songs in his own films.

For a long time,I was searching for information on comedian Sunder. I got hold of a 2 page detailed article on Sunder, but it was in Punjabi- which I could not read or use. I found a small paragraph on Sunder in Sanjit Narvekar ji’s book ” Eena Meena Deeka”. Lastly, I requested Harish Raghuwanshi ji for help. Despite his failing health, he promptly sent me articles in Hindi, English and Gujarati, on Sunder. He is such a helpful person. May God give him a healthy life.

Sunder Singh aka Sunder was born in Sialkot, Punjab on 10th August 1916. His father was working in Madon Theatres, Calcutta. Sunder also started working there. Initially, for a long period,he did Girl’s roles. Once his work was seen by H.S.Rawail (Director in later life). He was quite impressed. Later Rawail started working with R.N.Vaidya as his assistant in direction.Meanwhile Sunder started working in Talkie films. His first film,where he was credited, was ” Na hone wali baat”-38. Before that, Rawail and Vaidya were preparing to make the film Banke Sipahi-37.Rawail recommended Sunder and Vaidya gave him an uncredited small role in that film.

Sunder and Rawail became good friends and started staying in one flat in Calcutta. After a few films here, they both went to Lahore and Sunder got the Hero’s role in the film ” Shukriya”-44. There were 4 Heroines in the film- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Raksha. Sunder’s role in this film was that of a young man from a village and Ramola was from a City. Sunder’s one song from this film-‘ Nayanon ke teer chala gayee ek shehar ki laundiya’ became very popular all over India, However the song was banned in Punjab due to its lyrics. After this they both came back to Calcutta.

His next film was Albeli-45, in which too there were 4 Heroines- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Usha. In the 40’s , Sunder acted in many films like Arabian Nights, Baap, Shabri, Chandrashekhar, Ek aurat, Grihalaxmi, Lottery, Samapti, Jhoothi kasme, Savyasachi, Do baaten, Shadi ke baad, Bawra, Khiladi, Nai Bhabhi etc. In Calcutta, Sunder got married to a girl from his community. Rawail left for Bombay. After a few months, Sunder also returned to Bombay.

Rawail was very happy to get him back and gave him roles in almost all of his films. Not only Rawail, but also J.Om Prakash, Mohan Kumar, Lekhraj Bhakri, Manoj kumar etc gave him roles in all their films and he became a busy actor. He was at one time, in great demand. He was quite popular due to his nature.In the decade of 50’s he did 88 films, which increased in the 60s and 70s. In the 80s however films came haltingly.

From singing Hero, he became a Junior artiste( extra), in presence of the new crop of actors. The role of comedians was on decline, as Heroes like Amitabh and others did comedy scenes themselves. His health started troubling him. His last film was probably Bahurani-89. He became ill for a long time and finally died on 5-3-1992. Sunder acted in 436 films. He was a good singer and sang his own songs in early cinemas. In all, Sunder sang 40 songs in 25 films. ( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for material for adaptation.)

The story of the film Lehren-1953 was….The story of Lehren-53 revolves around 3 characters. One Hero and 2 Heroines. Kishore loves Shakuntala and treats Shyama sympathetically because she had lost her parents. She stays with her uncle omprakash. Shyama however takes Kishore’s sympathy as his love for her. Even his uncle and Kishore’s best friend Sunder think that way. This happens because Kishore feels too shy to express his love for Shakuntala. This situation becomes very embarrassing for Kishore, especially as he is pushed to marry Shyama. This part of the story is upto Interval.

After Interval, Kishore tries very hard to get out of this tricky situation and succeeds by first telling the truth to Sunder and then to uncle Omprakash. They make a plan so that Shyama overhears Kishore’s love dialogues to Shakuntala. But this has an opposite effect. Shyama thinks that Kishore has played a double game with both the girls.

At the end, all misunderstandings are cleared( for which Shakuntala had to pretend her suicide and sacrifice to allow Shyama and Kishore to get married). Shyama steps back and Kishore and Shakuntala are married.

Let us now enjoy the comedy song, by Rafi and Sunder Singh.


Song-Kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe (Lehren)(1953) singers-Sunder, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

Duniya jhol hai
ae jee hum na kehte thhe
ke duniya jhol hai
aur tum samahte thhe ke beta gol hai
waah
aah
samhe mama
kehta hoon ke
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman
kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman
kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

ae jee achche bure ko dekh ke
achche bure ko dekh ke
kehta hoon saaf baat
kya
arre suno to mama
arre achche bure ko dekh ke
arre kehta hoon saaf baat
arre din ho to din kahoonga
agar raat ho o o to raat
ahahaha

arre jhoothe kaa
kya
munh kaala

arre nahin
suno to mama
arre jhhoote ka saathh
dene ki aadat nahin mujhe
jhhoothe ka saath dene ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

aa aa aa aa aa
aji jaaiye bhi aap to
jhoothon ke baap hain

aji mama ee
dekho main to nahin hoon
per aap hain
aa aa aa aa
ab chhodiye jee peechha
ke fursat nahin mujhe
ab chhodiye jee peechha
ke fursat nahin mujhe

ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh ki ee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh kee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
sach ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe

kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe ae ae


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