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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 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 :

4624 Post No. : 16274

I have stumbled upon some very melodious and wonderful songs in recent weeks and months. I am saving all the links for various series in various folders, but don’t seem to get around to writing the posts. But my speed has reduced since I started using my new HP laptop, which is a gaming one. I had to go for this as I wanted 1 TB data with SSD, whatever that means. I am told that SSD is for higher speed. This was the only model available, without touch screen. So the games and other binge watching tendencies are hampering my blog output.

But the lure of old film songs is also strong enough, that I go to youtube frequently and end up saving a few song links every time, after checking if they are posted in the blog. This way I get to hear and sometimes see, some forgotten old melodies, known and unknown.

One of such songs is this ‘chhaaya geet’ duet by Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshkar from the film Zindagi (1956). The music director is Mohammed Shafi Niazi, and lyricist is Kaifi Azmi. This is the first opportunity for me to post a duet by Talat-Lata, as all well known songs by these were posted early on in the first three years of this blog inception.

Details about Mohammed Shafi are given in this post. The post also contains his filmography. This is one of the two songs posted in the blog, the other one being abhi to saji hai muraadon ki duniya. Seeing the filmography, the last film of mohammed Shafi is ‘Dayaar-e-madina’ 1975. I have seen that movie at Maratha Mandir, in one of its re-releases. I fondly remember the fabulous Rafi naat from the film:

Madad Keejiye taajdar-e-madinaa
ham aankhon se dekhen dayaar-e-madinaa

The song is posted here by Sudhir Sir, on my farmaish, no less.

28 songs composed by Mohammed Shafi are posted in the blog. Total may reach a hundred songs by him seeing that he has composed songs for 23 films, some of the them partly. There is some clarity required regarding his surname also, as everywhere that I could see including on the blog and the posts, his name is given as Mohammed Shafi, Mohammad Shafi Nagri etc. Only in the stats page on the blog, his name is mentioned as Mohammed Shafi Niazi. Having read Sudhir Sir’s post referred above, I am reasonably sure that this Mohammed Shafi, the musician is not part of the Niazi clan to which the current Prime minister of Pakistan belongs.

In this romantic duet song, I can say that there is no sign of the infamous ‘galat Mehmood’, and the singing is perfect if a bit lower than the lowest note of music. I mean Talat Mehmood, whose tally on the blog is 387 out of 450. Kaifi Azmi is not out at 211 🙂 .

The blog has 60 such duets by Talat Mehmood and Lata Mangeshkar. The last of these was posted on 31.12.2020, and the one posted prior to this was on 08/08/2017 and the third last such song was on 16.07.2015. So rare are these gems, and I am honoured to write a posts for such a rarely occurring miracle. This truly is a ‘once in a blue moon’ kind of song. This could well be the last remaining duet of Lata-Talat, but we can hope that there are 2-3 more such songs left.

My absolute favourite duet of these two is this one from Jahan Ara (1964):
Ae sanam aaj ye qasam khaayen
gayaa andhera hua ujaala
Teri chamakti aankhon ke aage
Nain miley nain huye baawre
ye nayi nayi preet hai
o dildaar bolo ek baar
Seene mein sulagte hain armaan
AAha rimjhim ke ye pyaare pyaare geet liye
Itna na mujhse tu pyaar badha

The list is not quite the perfect 10, but these are the song, I could find on the blog listed under Duets by Talat-Lata. Incidentally, this last one in the list is the song which I heard in the vegetable market last Sunday. The one I referred to in the last post of Geeta Dutt series. Lucky me to have found this song twice in 8 days. Who will miss knowing Mozart, with such songs to lose and find in a life time? Not me, for sure.


Song-Muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gaya (Zindagi)(1956) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Kaifi Azmi, MD-Mohammed Shafi
Both

Lyrics

aaa aaa aaa
aaaa aaaa aaa
aa aa aa aa aa

naam
honthon pe teraa

aaa aaa aa aa aa
dil mein teri yaad rahe ae
aaa aaa aa aa aa
ham rahen yaa na rahen
aaa aa aaa aaa
pyaar ye aabaad rahe ae

muksuraa ke
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa

naaz ulfat ka uthhaana
naaz ulfat ka utthhaana aa gaya aa aa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa

aaa aaaaaa
aaa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa

mud ke tera dekhnaa yeh
baar baar
jaate jaate
laut aati hai bahaar

phool kaanton mein khilaana aa gayaa aa aa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa

ah haa haaa aaa
ah haa haa haa aaa
ah haa haaa aaa
ah haa haa haa aaa

jaan o dil sadqe kiye jaate hain ham
tum ko aankhon mein liye ae jaate hain ham
aarzoo ka ghar sajaana aa gayaa aa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa aa aa
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa

naaz ulfat ka uthhaaana
naaz ulfat ka utthaaana aa gaya aa aa aa
muksuraa ke
muskuraa ke zakhm khaana aa gayaa


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 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 :

4559 Post No. : 16153

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Geeta Dutt – Solos and duets (02)
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Among Geeta Dutt’s endearing songs, there are innumerable duets. Maximum no. of her duets is bound to be with Mohammed Rafi sahab, for the obvious reason that at the times she was most active, coincides with the period when various music directors were having all male songs sung by Rafi sahab. So there are films where Rafi sahab has duets with Lata, Asha and Geeta, plus solos by all of them, with a female duet also thrown it. This would be a typical late 50’s music score. Sometimes a female singer or two are changed and Shamshad Begum is there, with one solo and/or duet.

Looking for major co-singers for Geeta Dutt among the 900 songs already posted in the blog, I have found this list:

Geeta Dutt duets with major playback singers Total duets in the blog
Rafi Geeta Dutt Duets 111
Talat Mehmoood Geeta Dutt duets 21
Lata Geeta Dutt duets 17
Kishore Kumar Geeta Dutt duets 13
Geeta Dutt-Asha Bhonsle duets 25
Mukesh Geeta Dutt duets 14
Shamshad Begam-Geeta Dutt duets 9
Manna Dey Geeta Dutt duets 17
Hemant Kumar Geeta Dutt duets 19
Geeta Dutt Mahendra Kapoor duets 7
G M Durrani Geeta Dutt duets 16
C Ramchandra Geeta Dutt duets 5

While no other singer is crossing the 25 mark in the blog, the duets with Rafi sahab are at 111, so far and counting. I was surprised to find so few with Mukesh at 14 and Shamshad Begum at 9. Mukesh is at 792/932, so the possibility of few more duets with Geeta Dutt is there. Shamshad Begum is at 701/1273, so maybe a few more of these female duets are out there, waiting their turn.

I found this very nice sad melancholy duet of hers with Talat Mehmood. Considering that 386 out of 450 songs of Talat Mehmood are posted in the blog, I am glad to have found not one but two duets of these two. Even then I am optimistic that these two can reach the figure of 25. Presently they are at 21, plus the two song I have found, makes it 23. Let us see where the tally will reach finally.

This song from the film ‘Dr. Z’ is written by Akhtar Romani, and composed by Manohar Arora. These 4 songs of this film are already posted in the blog.

Song Posted on
Hello sweety seventeen 9 September 2011
Ye bheegi bheegi raat gagan par taaron ki baaraat 31 October 2018
Main hoon bhaiyya dim timkar 1 March 2019
Bhagwaan ik insaan ki sunaata hoon kahaani 17 November 2020

Geeta Dutt has three duets to sing in this film one each with Mohammed Rafi, S. Balbir and Talat Mehmood. With this post all three duets by Geeta Dutt in this movie are posted.

Out of 900 odd songs already posted, I can guess less than 350 are duets. Going by this trend remaining 500 songs of Geeta Dutt, 80+ songs with Rafi appeared unlikely, so as to make them 200. I have counted total 147 songs of these two including group songs. So roughly less than 20 duets of Geeta Dutt-Rafi are still at large, we have to catch them sooner or later :-).

The tune of the song reminds me of this 1961 song.


Song-Dil ko laga ke bhool ki dil ka nishaan mitaa diya (Dr Z)(1959) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Akhtar Romani, MD-Manohar Arora

Lyrics

dil ko laga ke bhool ki ee
dil ka nisha mita diya aa
dil ka nishaan mita diya
humne bhari bahaar mein
apna chaman jala diya aa
apna chaman jala diya
(aa aa aa aa)

duniya ki har jafa sahi
kuchh bhi magar na keh sake
duniya ki har jafa sahi
kuchh bhi magar na keh sake
humne wafa ke naam par
jo kuchh bhi thha luta diya aa
jo kuchh bhi thha luta diya(aa aa aa aa aa)

shiqwa kisi se kya karen
marzi hai ye naseeb ki
shiqwa kisi se kya karen
marzi hai ye naseeb ki
chaaha jise mita diya
chaaha jise bana diya
dil ka nishaan mita diya
(aa aa aa aa aa)

leke falak ke chaand ko
koi kare to kya kare
leke falak ke chaand ko
koi kare to kya kare
apna bhi ek chaand thha
duniya ne jo chhupa diya aa
duniya ne jo chhupa diya(aa aa aa aa aa)

kis ko khabar thhi pyaar mein
jal jal ke khaaq honge hum
kis ko khabar thhi pyaar mein
jal jal ke khaaq honge hum
khaaq ka kya jahaan mili
jisko mili uda diya aa
jisko mili uda diya
(aa aa aa aa)
hamne bhari bahaar mein
apna chaman jala diya aa
apna chaman jala diya
(aa aa aa aa)


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

4549 Post No. : 16134

The year that was … “2020” … we have finally come to the end of ‘Year 2020’ which has shaken the whole world and while people are trying to come to normal, the pandemics’ ‘aftershocks’ and its ‘new improved stains’ are still threatening to harm the humanity further.

Our heart goes to those who have lost their lives, those who have struggled and those who have faced difficulties in the ‘pandemic period’.
From that point of view all of us, those who will see the morning of ‘2021,’ are fortunate and should express our gratitude to the almighty, well-wishers, family members and friends, and to all them who have been caring for each other and maintaining social discipline to help the country fight back to this calamity.

Life moves on … and for people like me and like-minded music lovers this blog has been the main sources of motivation where we visited and enjoyed music to give us that much needed ‘therapeutic’ relief to forget for some time the harsh realities of life and sometime making us philosophical to think over and give a fight back or even to do an introspection.

Here I would like to highlight one comment on the blog by our regular inspiration Shri Manohar Lal Dave ji.

Suddenly it seems ONE DAY match for SHANKAR JAIKISHAN because there was no such T20 in their time. Thanks to Avinash ji, Atul ji…With SJ nearing 1K mark, the trio of lyricist-singer-composer in a song will be achieved and the BLOG will be complete in a sense in this gloomy year 2020. It will be an achievement for SJ to touch 1k mark first which they justifiably deserve like Sunil Gavaskar touching 10K mark in test.

I do not know how many of us have read this above comment and how everybody of us had interpreted it. But, for me it is a very big comment and while it also shares ‘feelings’ of many like me, it’s also the love for this blog and its magic that we are looking for our daily motivation here.

Regulars on the blog are aware of my (our) love for the railways 😊 When I came back from Kenya last year I had so many plans to visit my Mother (in Maharashtra) and other relatives and gang-outs with our team members, and thus travelling by train and relive the experience of train journey (after a long gap). However, fortunately or unfortunately it could not happen. The one ‘mini gang-out’ chance was missed on account of my health issues and after that the ‘lockdown’ happened and train services were cancelled. Secondly, then I got a job and it turned out to be the ‘shortest tenure job’ of my career. Meanwhile health issues continued and after some time they became ‘mind issues’😊

During this time where everything was looking going wrong the only thing I was doing ‘right’ (or I was able to do it correctly) was contributing to the blog with write-ups and sharing songs. It was like a retired person life or semi-retired life for me. (sabbatical is the other word – ‘Doctor’s terminology 😊)
Well, I was daily praying to the almighty to bring my life on ‘track’. (मेरी गाड़ी को पटरी पर ला दो भगवान्). And as it so happened the almighty got me engaged indirectly in the ‘maintenance’ of ‘tracks’ for all. (or मैंने उपरवाले से प्रार्थना की थी के मेरी गाड़ी को पटरी पर ला दो भगवान्, पर भगवान् मुझे काम ही ऐसा दिया के मैं सब के लिए पटरियों के मरम्मत के काम में हाथ बटाऊँ).
While the first job was around 35-40 kms from my residence the second one is 50-55 kms away from the city. Travelling for the first job I have to cross a over bridge on a railway line near the satellite station of the city and I used to see trains coming and going from a longer distance.
But now I am getting to watch the ‘tracks’ daily with those beautiful ‘track maintenance machines’ (innovation of the technology). Secondly a railway line passes around this place so I can watch trains coming and going. That reminds me of all the ‘train songs’ from our movies and specially ‘gaadi bulaa rahi hai’, which is a source of inspiration and motivation and how accurate are the words in this song …

dekho wo rail,
bachchon ka khel,
seekho sabak jawaanon
sar pe hai bojh,
seene mein aag,
lab pe duaa hai jaano
phir bhi ye ja rahi hai,
naghmein suna rahi hai
gaadi bula rahi hai,
seetee bajaa rahi hai

This has become my daily inspiration and motivation now.

Another good thing happening at the end of the year was the pre-engagement function of elder daughter 😊 (Sahir’s song always playing in the back ground in my mind).

So, the year ‘2020’ is ending on a very happy note for me on both home and work fronts. At work I have taken a new challenge but the daily inspiration and motivation – the train – with me. I get to read this tagline ‘the journey continues … with many miles to go’ daily now and it reminds me that the journey is still on … my journey continues…

And, that is why the today’s song is a ‘train song’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Talat Mehmood. It is from the 1955 movie ‘Do Dulhe’. Lyrics are by Pandit Indra and music is composed by B.S. Kalla.

On screen it is performed by a male and a female actress whom I am unable to identify, however Shyama and Sajjan are also seen in the picturisation of this song.

I had come across this song more than two years back now, when there was a discussion about train songs on the ‘Whatsapp group’ of Atulites.

Lastly, I wish to add about the other love of our group that is ‘cricket’. The year ended on a happy note for India as our team scored a win over Australia. The ‘year-ending’ also reminds me of statistics like most ‘runs’ or ‘wickets’ and ‘run and wickets double’ in a single ‘calendar’ year. If the scores in single calendar year is to be considered with reference to ‘write-ups’ and/ or ‘lyrics’ shared will be interesting to know (tnih) for the artists (as well as the contributors) 😊

Let us now enjoy this philosophical train song …

Video

Audio

Song-Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai (Do Dulhe)(1955) Singers-Talat Mehmood, Lata, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD- B S Kalla
Both

Lyrics

Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti hai …

Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai
Kuchh rukti phir chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti
Oonchi neechi raahon pe
Yoon nadiya chali machalti
Gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti

Koyi sukhi hai
Koyi dukhi hai
Koyi gaata
Koyi rota aa
Koyi gaata
Koyi rota aa
kamar jhukaaye khadaa hai koyi
Paaon pasaare sota aa aa
Paaon pasaare sota aa

Kabhi sawera hota sukh ka aa
Aa aa aa aa
Kabhi sawera hota sukh ka
Dukh ki sandhya dhalti ee
Aansoo aur geeton ki duniya
Rehti sadaa badalti
Aansoo aur geeton ki duniya
Rehti sadaa badalti

Gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti

Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai
Kuchh rukti phir chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती है …

जीवन की गाड़ी चलती है
कुछ रूकती फिर चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती
ऊंची नीची राहों पे
यूं नदिया चली मचलती
गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती

कोई सुखी है
कोई दुखी है
कोई गाता
कोई रोता आ
कोई गाता
कोई रोता आ आ

कमर झुकाए खडा है कोई
पांव पसारे सोता आ आ
पांव पसारे सोता आ

कभी सवेरा होता सुख का आ
आ आ आ आ
कभी सवेरा होता सुख का
दुःख की संध्या ढलती ई

आंसू और गीतों की दुनिया
रहती सदा बदलती
आंसू और गीतों की दुनिया
रहती सदा बदलती

गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती

जीवन की गाड़ी चलती है
कुछ रूकती फिर चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती


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 :

4499 Post No. : 16032

Today’s song is from film Pagle-1950.

1950 was the last year of the second decade of Talkie cinema. The effects of Partition had started showing effects. Entry of actors, directors and composers from Bengal – due to the crumbling of New Theatres – entry of newer artistes to replace the migrators and the changing tastes of the Indian people was being reflected in the films made in this year. The migration of artistes-both ways-continued with force till about the early 50s and slowed down in the early 60s, where finally it was stopped in 1965 by Pakistan rulers.

The social film Pagle-50 was produced and directed by Protima Dasgupta. The cast of the film was Begum Para, Madhuri, Jagirdar, Pratima Devi, Mubarak, David, Cuckoo etc.etc. The music was by V.G. Bhatkar – who was no one else, but Snehal Bhatkar. Since he was still w2orking in H.M.V., he could not use his real name. Some other composers also did this under same conditions. For example, C Ramchandra was working Filmistan, under a contract and he gave music to his friend Master Bhagwan’s films like Bhedi Bungala-49, Bhole Bhale-49, Babuji t50 and Bakshish-50. For these films CR used the name of his long time assistant P.Ramakant (Ramakant Paingankar). Similarly, Anil Biswas, while in contract with National Studios, gave music to Bombay Talkies film Basant-1942, using the name of Pannalal Ghosh, his own Brother in Law (sister singer Parul Ghosh’s husband). In 1942, Anil Biswas was very busy with as many as 5 films – Vijay, Jawani, Gareeb, Apna Paraya and his famous film Roti.

Under such situations, normally just one pseudo-name is used to hide the real identity legally, but in the case of Snehal Bhatkar he used several names for different films-
Rukmini Swayamwar-46….Vasudev-Sudhir (Phadke)
Neel Kamal-47….B.Vasudev
Sant Tukaram, Sati Ahilya-48 and Pagle-50….V.G.Bhatkar
Suhag Raat-48….Snehal
Thes-49….Snehal and finally
Hamari beti-50….Snehal Bhatkar. By this time he had resigned from HMV and was a free bird !

The film’s director Pratima Dasgupta started as an actress and then turned to be a Producer and Director. She was born on 5-9-1922 into a wealthy family of Bhavnagar, in Kathiyawar state. Her father was the Chief Engineer of Kathiyawar state. Her family was related to Rabindranath Tagore. So, after the initial education in England, she came to Shanti Niketan and completed her studies. She was a favourite and a favoured student throughout.

Looking at her acting skills, it was Tagore himself who recommended her to act in the Bangla film “Gora”-38, based on his own novel. Her role of Latika-daughter of Paresh babu in the film-who falls in Love with Bijoy and marries her- was liked by Tagore. She did one more film ‘Na hone wali baat’-38 in Hindi, followed by the Hindi version of Rukmini in 1939. After doing 4 Bangla films, she did the Trilingual film (Bangla, Hindi and English)- Raj nartaki-1941. This was made by Wadia movietone in Bombay and was directed by Modhu Bose, husband of the Heroine Sadhana Bose-the international dancer. She married Major Manzoor-ul- Huq, brother of actress Begum Para.

Her other Hindi films were Kunwara baap-42,Raja-43 and Shararat-44, all directed by Kishore Sahu. She also did Namaste in 1943.. After this she turned to Direction and did her first film Chhamiya-45, with Begum Para and David as a Lead pair. She repeated this team again in Pagle-50 also. However her second film ‘Jharna ‘-48 was banned by Morarji Desai, the then Chief Minister of Bombay Province, on the plea that the film had explicit sexual scenes in it. This was a financial disaster for Pratima and she decided to quit films.

In all, Pratima Dasgupta did 10 Hindi films and 8 Bangla films.

In Hindi film industry, branding is very common or rather Popular, from the beginning. Actually, Branding reconfirms the actor’s strong points, his expertise in acting. For example, Ashok kumar and Motilal were known for Natural acting, for beauty it was Madhubala, for excellence in acting- Meena kumari, Sanjeev kumar for variety in roles, Sohrab Modi and Raaj Kumar for dialogue delivery, Tragedy king was Dilip Kumar (only till 1955), Ajit was Sophisticated Villain etc. etc. There was one actress who was famous for her ” Oomph”. It is said that her sexy photos were pasted by U.S. soldiers in their rooms, during Vietnam war. The ” TIME ” photographer did a Photo session with her. She too conscientiously maintained her ‘ Sexy ‘ image and so she was never known as a good actress in acting. Her name – BEGUM PARA.

Begum Para (née Para Haq; 25 December 1926 – 9 December 2008) was a Hindi film actress who was active mostly in the 1940s and 1950s. After 50 years, she returned to films with her last role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya (2007) as Sonam Kapoor’s grandmother. In her times in 1950s, she was considered a glamour girl of Bollywood, so much so, that Life magazine had a special session with her devoted to her fine sensuous photographs.

Begum Para was born as Para Haq in Jehlum now a days in Pakistan. Her family was from Aligarh. Her father, Mian Ehsanul-Haq, was a judge who at some point in his life went into the judicial service of the princely state of Bikaner, now northern Rajasthan, where he became chief justice of its highest court. He was a fine cricketer of his time. She was brought up very disciplined yet liberal. She spent her childhood in Bikaner. She was educated at the Aligarh Muslim University. Her elder brother Haq, had gone off to Bombay in the late 1930s to become an actor. There he met and fell in love with the Bengali actress Protima Dasgupta, and married her.
Whenever she visited them in Bombay, she was quite taken up with the glitzy world of her sister-in-law. She used to accompany her on many occasions and get-togethers. People would get quite impressed with her looks and offer her a lot of roles. One such offer came from Shashadhar Mukherjee and Devika Rani. Her father consented to her wishes reluctantly, and requested her to never work in Lahore.

Begum Para’s first break turned out to be 1944 film Chand, from Prabhat Studios in Poona. Prem Adib was the hero, and Sitara Devi was the vamp in the film. It did extremely well and Para started getting paid about Rs. 1500 a month. Soon after, she and her sister-in-law Protima made a film called Chamia (1945) based on the novel ‘Pygmalion’, which again was a huge success. Para signed a lot of films after Chamia, but she couldn’t quite establish herself as an actress. Because she had a highly scandalous image, people always gave her the role of glamour doll in most films. She didn’t mind it because she always played herself on screen.

She did Sohni Mahiwal (1946) and Zanjeer (1947) with Ishwarlal and Dikshit; Neel Kamal (1947) with Raj Kapoor; Mehendi (1947) with Nargis; Suhaag Raat (1948) with Bharat Bhushan and Geeta Bali; Jhalka (1948); and Meherbani (1950) with Ajit Khan. She also worked in Ustad Pedro (1951), produced and directed by the then well-known actor, Sheikh Mukhtar. It was a fun film, and was packed with action, romance, and stunts.

In 1951 she posed for photographer James Burke for a Life magazine photo shoot. Para’s last role was in the movie Kar Bhala in 1956. She was also offered to play Nigar Sultana’s role ‘Bahar’ in Mughal-e-Azam (1960). However, she refused to play the role because she considered it against her image. In all, she acted in 34 films in her career.

She made a comeback on the silver screen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya in 2007 as Sonam Kapoor’s grandmother.

She married actor Nasir Khan, the younger brother of Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar. They had three children, including the actor Ayub Khan. Begum Para’s father Mian Ehsan-ul-Haq of Jalandhar, was a judge who joined the princely state of Bikaner, now northern Rajasthan, where he became chief justice of its highest court. Her husband died in 1974. Following her husband’s death, she briefly migrated to Pakistan in 1975. Two years later, she relocated back to India.

She died in her sleep on 9-12-2008, at the age of 81 years. (Thanks to wikipedia).

Film Pagle-50 had 9 songs. 6 songs are already presented here. Today’s duet would be its 7th song to be discussed here. It is a duet sung by Rajkumari and Talat Mehmood. The song is quite ordinary. As such, Snehal Bhatkar was not known for many melodious songs in his films. This duet is an average one.


Song-Taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi (Pagle)(1950) Singers- Rajkumari, Talat mehmood, Lyricist- Qabil Amritsari, MD-V G Bhatkar (Snehal Bhatkar)
Both

Lyrics

Taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi
Taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi ee
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi
taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi
taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi ee
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi

koi nazar milaa ke mohabbat dikhaa gaya
dil ko khushi se aaj dhadakna bhi aa gaya
kya jaane aankhon aankhon mein kya ghaat ho gayi
kya jaane aankhon aankhon mein kya ghaat ho gayi
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi ee
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi

aankhon mein tere khwaab hain
honthon pe tere geet
aankhon mein tere khwaab hain
honthon pe tere geet
tu aarzoo hai dil ki
har saans tera meet
tu aarzoo hai dil ki
har saans tera meet
ab meri zindagi bhi tere saath ho gayi
ab meri zindagi bhi tere saath ho gayi
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi ee
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi

apna bana ke dekho daaman na chhod dena
apna bana ke dekho daaman na chhod dena
dil mein samaane waale
dil ko na tod dena
dil mein samaane waale
dil ko na tod dena
manzoor unki dil ko har baat ho gayi
manzoor unki dil ko har baat ho gayi

aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi ee
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi
taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi
taaron se ab chaand ki kuchh baat ho gayi
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi ee
aapas mein do dilon ki ee mulaakaat ho gayi


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Blog Day :

4428 Post No. : 15852

“Wafa” was directed by J P Advani for Goodluck Pictures, Bombay. It had Karan Dewan, Nimmi, Bipin Gupta, Gulab, Jauhar, Pittu, Urwashi, Nandini, Shyma, Vimla, Anwari, Cuckkoo, Gope, Yakoob etc in it.

This movie had eleven songs in it that were distributed between Vinod(7) and Bulo C Rani(4).

Five songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Wafa”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Talat Mehmood, an unknown voice and chorus. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vinod.

Talat Mehmood is known for singing serious songs, but it is a light hearted song by his standards.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Raam jee duhaai hai(Wafa)(1950) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Unknown male voice, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Vinod
Chorus

Lyrics

raam ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
o raam ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
dil mein kisi ne mere li angdaayi hai
dil mein kisi ne mere li angdaayi hai
ho ho
ram ji li angdaayi hai
li angdaayi hai
raam ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai

ikle pan se uktaaya hai man
koi karo jatan jhat pat aaye
jhatpat aaye
ikle pan se uktaaya hai man
koi karo jatan jhat pat aaye
chanak chanak jhanan jhanke
ho chale tan tan ke

wo dekho man jaaye
raam ji wo dekho man jaaye
barfi ka tukda hai
laddu hai malai hai
ho ho raam
laddu hai malaai hai
laddu hai malai hai
ho Raam jee duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
dil me kisi ne mere li angdaayi hai
ho ho
raam li angdayi hai
li angdayi hai
ho raam ji duhai hai
duhai hai duhai hai

fataafat se yani jhata pat
ek chhota sa munna ho jaaye
munna ho jaaye
fataafat se yani jhata pat
ek chhota sa munna ho jaaye
wai wai karkarke roye
itna roye
wai wai karkarke roye
itna roye
naakon chane chabwaaye
baap ke naakon chane chabwaaye
???

dhobhi naayi aur halwaai

thaanedar sarkaar badhaai hai
thaanedar sarkaar badhaai hai
ho ho sarkaar badhaai hai
badhaai hai badhaai hai
ho raam ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
dil mein kisi ne mere li angdaayi hai
ho o raam li angdaayi hai
li angdaayi hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
raam ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai
ho ram ji duhaai hai
duhaai hai duhaai hai


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Blog Day:

4354 Post No. : 15672

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 37
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The blog saw only two posts on this day ten years ago on 19 june 2010. In contrast, today (19 june 2020) saw two posts getting published simultaneously early morning at 5 AM ! And this is going to be the third post for the day !

The two songs discussed on the blog on 19.06.2010 were:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Saat samundar paar ke … gudiyon ke bazaar se Taqdeer-1967 All songs covered
Zulfon ki sunahri chhaaon tale Zindagi Yaa Toofaan- 1958 08 of 10 songs posted

“Taqdeer”(1967) has already been YIPPEED. “Zindagi Ya Toofaan”(1958) had made its debut ten years ago. This movie was produced and directed by Nakshab. The movie had Nutan, Pradeep Kumar, Johnny Walkar, Om Prakash, Yakub, Minoo Mumtaz, Lotan, Sangeeta, Amar, Shakeel, Vikram Kapoor, Nazirbai, Qaisarbai, Sagar, H.Prakash, Jagoo, Dayabai, Indira, Jaffri, Suresh(Guest Artist) etc in it.

“Zindagi Ya Toofaan”(1958) had ten songs in it. Eight songs have been covered in the past. Here are the songs from the movie that have been covered so far :-

Song Posted On
Zulfon ki sunahri chhaaon tale 19.06.2010
Hamaaraa kyaa hai ham tadpen 17.09.2010
Zindagi hai ya koi toofaan hai 07.08.2011 Multiple version song
Ae dil waalon pyaar na karnaa 14.01.2012
Mubaarak sab to phoolon ka sajaa kar … 06.04.2012
Dil hai badaa beimaan bedardaa 03.01.2017
Badi mushqil se ham samjhe 08.02.2020

Two songs from “Zindagi Yaa Toofaan”(198) are left. Our regular contributors were threatening to send a song on the occasion of blog ten year challenge and I was dreading that they should not send the “wrong” song. Fortunately our contributors, viz Prakashchandra and Avinash Scrapwala have sent the “right” song for the occasion. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Talat Mehmood. Nakshab is the lyricist. Music is composed by Naashaad.

The song is picturised on Nutan and Pradeep Kumar.

With this song, nine songs out of ten are covered in the blog. The one song left in the blog is a special song (one that I was hoping was not sent for today’s occasion), which I will cover at an opportune date (already identified). The lyrics of this song are already sent to me.

Audio

Video

Song-Mujhe hai zara jazb e dil aazmaanaa (Zindagi Yaa Toofaan)(1958) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Talat Mehmood, Lyrics – Naqshab, Music- Naashad

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra) based on audio link

ho o o mujhe hai
zaraa jazb-e-dil aazmaanaa
mujhe hai zaraa jazb-e-dil aazmaanaa
mujhe hai zaraa jazb-e-dil aazmaanaa
yahaan kuchh bhi guzre
magar tum na aanaa
yahaan kuchh bhi guzre ae
magar tum na aanaa

mere paas aaakar na
daaman bachaanaa
mere paas aaakar na
daaman bachaanaa
machalne ka dil dhoondhtaa hai bahaanaa
machalne ka dil
dhoondhtaa hai bahaanaa

thaharti chali jaa
rahi hai tabeeyat
thaharti chali jaa
rahi hai tabeeyat
guzartaa chalaa jaa
rahaa hai zamaanaa
guzartaa chalaa jaa
rahaa hai zamaanaa

muhabbat bharosaa
bharosaa muhabbat
muhabbat bharosaa
bharosaa muhabbat
idhar ek dil hai
udhar hai zamaanaa
idhar ek dil hai ae
udhar hai zamaanaa

yakeen hai to raah-e-wafaa
se guzar jaa
yakeen hai to raah-e-wafaa
se guzar jaa
gumaan hai to iss raah
mein phir na aanaa
ghumaan hai to iss raah
mein phir na aanaa

dupatte ke aanchal ko
bal de rahe hain
dupatte ke aanchal ko
bal de rahe hain
banaane ko hai koyi
taazaa bahaanaa
banaane ko hai koyi
taazaa bahaanaa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हो ओ ओ मुझे है
ज़रा जज़्ब-ए-दिल आज़माना
मुझे है ज़रा जज़्ब-ए-दिल आज़माना
मुझे है ज़रा जज़्ब-ए-दिल आज़माना
यहाँ कुछ भी गुज़रे
मगर तुम न आना
यहाँ कुछ भी गुज़रे
मगर तुम न आना

मेरे पास आकर ना
दामन बचाना
मेरे पास आकर ना
दामन बचाना
मचलने का दिल ढूंढता है बहाना
मचलने का दिल
ढूंढता है बहाना

ठहरती चली जा रही है तबीयत
ठहरती चली जा रही है तबीयत
गुज़रता चला जा
रहा है ज़माना
गुज़रता चला जा
रहा है ज़माना

मुहब्बत भरोसा
भरोसा मुहब्बत
मुहब्बत भरोसा
भरोसा मुहब्बत
इधर एक दिल है
उधर है ज़माना
इधर एक दिल है
उधर है ज़माना

यकीन है तो राह-ए-वफ़ा
से गुज़र जा
यकीन है तो राह-ए-वफ़ा
से गुज़र जा
गुमाँ है तो इस राह में
फिर न आना
गुमाँ है तो इस राह में
फिर न आना

दुपट्टे के आँचल को
बल दे रहे हैं
दुपट्टे के आँचल को
बल दे रहे हैं
बनाने को है कोई
ताज़ा बहाना
बनाने को है कोई
ताज़ा बहाना


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4291 Post No. : 15544

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 21
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Today’s song is from the movie “Kavi-1954”. I have neither watched the movie nor I am aware of many of its songs. However, when I noticed this movie is due for ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ of 17.04.2020, I checked its pending songs. I came across a duet sung by Rafi Saab and Talat Mehmood which I found interesting since I was not aware of this song. Also, the music of this movie is composed by C. Ramchandra ji one of my favorite music directors which is another reason why I am sharing this song here today.

Three songs were represented on the blog on 17.04.2010 including a song from this movie ‘Kavi-1954’;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Bolo he zameen bolo aasmaan Chakradhaari-1954 All songs covered
Main pee ke nahin aaya Kavi-1954
Nuktaa cheen hai gham e dil Mirza Ghalib-1954 All songs covered

“Kavi-1954” had total ten songs in it, all written by Rajinder Krishan. Music for this movie was composed by C. Ramchandra.
Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, Talat Mehmood, Asha Bhonsle and Chitalkar (C. Ramchandra) had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

So far, the following five songs from this movie have been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Main pee ke nahin aaya 17.04.2010
Tere raaste pe hamne ek ghar banaa liyaa hai 19.04.2010
Ham kar ke mohabbat ye samjhe 28.06.2017
Chhotisi zindagi mein kya pyaar muskuraaye 25.11.2016
Teri ik ik adaa jhoothhi 07.09.2019

Today’s song is the sixth song of this movie being presented on the blog. As mentioned above today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi and Talat Mehmood.
On our blog the following three songs have been discussed where Rafi and Talat Mehmood have sung together;

Bhar de jholi Allah naam Laila Majnu-1953 14.02.2013
Gham ki andheri raat mein Sushilaa-1966 22.06.2010
Ek chaand aasmaan pe hai Aadmi-1968 09.10.2009

I have not been able to get correct word at the place marked as (?), I would request our editors and knowledgeable readers to kindly provide the same and correct me please…

let us now enjoy this lovely song.


Song-Kavita naam hai gyaan ka (Kavi)(1954) Singers-Rafi, Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Kavita naam hai gyaan ka aa
ise likhne waale gyaani ee
shoom (?) ka beta bane kavi ee
ye hai uski naadaani ee
dhor charaane waale ae
bhaasha ke ras ko kya jaane ae
aise kavi to kaala akshar
bhains baraabar maanen ae
aise kavi duboyen lutiyaa
Kavita likhne waalon ki ee
aise kavi duboyen lutiyaa
Kavita likhne waalon ki
nayi kalpnaa gayi bhaad mein
dhoom machee nakkaalon ki ee
dhor charaane waalon ki ee

gyaan prabhu ki den hai
nahin kisi ki ye jaagir
jag ko bud’dhi denewaala
dekhe naa gareeb ameer
Ramaayan se badhkar achchha
aur nahin koi lekh
uske likhne waale daaku
Valmiki ko dekh
jaat paat naa poochhe koi
Kavita likhne waalon ki ee
jaat paat naa poochhe koi
Kavita likhne waalon ki
mahal chhod kar bani ye daasi
bojh uthhaane waalon ki ee
Kavita likhne waalon ki ee

badaa kavi hai kahin ka aa
to ik baat bataa aa
jagat mein pehle pahal pehlaa aa
chhand kisne likha aa
sawaal itnaa badaa hai
jawaab chhotaa saa aa
jagat wo chhand hai
Jagdish ne ae isey likhaa aa

badaa kavi hai kahin ka aa
to ik baat bataa aa
jagat mein pehle pahal pehlaa aa
chhand kisne likha aa
sawaal itnaa badaa hai
jawaab chhotaa saa aa
jagat wo chhand hai
Jagdish ne ae isey likhaa aa

banaaya jisne ye sansaar
uska roop hai kya aa
kisine aaj talak
usko aankh se dekhaa aa
hawaa nazar nahin aati ee
hawaa ka roop to hai
jo kuchh nazar mein hai
parmaatma ka roop to hai

khataa muaaf
hai munh chhotaa
aur baat badi ee
zaraa jawaab do o
hai din badaa ya
raat badi ee

bhalaaa ye poochhi hai tumne
kahaan ki baat badi ee
kabhi ke din hain bade ae
aur kabhi ki raat badi ee
tumhaari baat mein
Kavita ka ras nahin aaya
jawaab maine jo sochaa thha
wo nahin paaya
khataa muaaf
hai munh chhotaa
aur baat badi ee
hai din ghareeb ka aa
dhanwaan ki ee hai raat badi ee

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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कविता नाम है ज्ञान का आ
इसे लिखने वाले ज्ञानी ई
शून(?) का बेटा बने ए कवि ई
ये है उसकी नादानी ई
ढोर चराने वाले ए
भाषा के रस को क्या जाने ए
ऐसे कवि तो काला अक्षर
भैंस बराबर माने ए
ऐसे कवि डूबोयें लुटिया
कविता लिखने वालों कि ई
ऐसे कवि डूबोयें लुटिया
कविता लिखने वालों कि
नयी कल्पना गयी भाड में
धूम मची नक्कालों की ई
ढोर चराने वालों की ई

ज्ञान प्रभु की देन है
नहीं किसी की ये जागीर
जग को बुद्धि देनेवाला
देखे ना गरीब अमीर
रामायण से बढ़कर अच्छा
और नहीं कोई लेख
उसके लिखने वाले डाकू
वाल्मीकि को देख
ज़ात पात ना पूछे कोई
कविता लिखने वालों की ई
ज़ात पात ना पूछे कोई
कविता लिखने वालों की
महल छोड़ कर बनी ये दासी
बोझ उठाने वालों की ई
कविता लिखने वालों की ई

बड़ा कवि है कहीं का आ
तो इक बात बता आ
जगत में पहले पहल पहला आ
छंद किसने लिखा आ
सवाल इतना बड़ा है
जवाब छोटा सा आ
जगत वो छंद है
जगदीश ने ए इसे लिखा आ

बड़ा कवि है कहीं का आ
तो इक बात बता आ
जगत में पहले पहल पहला आ
छंद किसने लिखा आ
सवाल इतना बड़ा है
जवाब छोटा सा आ
जगत वो छंद है
जगदीश ने ए इसे लिखा आ

बनाया जिसने ये संसार
उसका रूप है क्या आ
किसीने आज तलक
उसको आँख से देखा आ
हवा नज़र नहीं आती ई
हवा का रूप तो है
जो कुछ नज़र में है
परमात्मा का रूप तो है

खता मुआफ़
है मुंह छोटा
और बात बड़ी ई
ज़रा जवाब दो ओ
है दिन बड़ा या
रात बड़ी ई

भला ये पूछी है तुमने
कहाँ की बात बड़ी ई
कभी के दिन है बड़े ए
और कभी की रात है बड़ी ई

तुम्हारी बात में
कविता का रस नहीं था आ
जवाब मैंने जो सोचा था
वो नहीं पाया
खता मुआफ़
है मुंह छोटा
और बात बड़ी ई
है दिन गरीब का आ
धनवान की ई है रात बड़ी ई


Blog Day : 4228 Post No. : 15436

“Paataal Bhairavi”(1952) was a remake/ dubbing of a blockbuster Telugu movie of the same name. This movie was produced by B Nag Reddy and Chakrapani and directed by K V Reddy for Vijaya Vauhini Productions, Madras. The producers were the same people who were also behind the publication of the popular Children’s magazine “Chandamama”, which was published in many languages of India.

The movie had N T Rama Rao, S V Ranga Rao, C S R Relangi, Balakrishnan, Padmnabhan, Malti, T G Kamla, Laxmikantham, Hemaltamma Rao, Girija, Surbhi Kamala, Chitti etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Three songs have been cobvered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Paataal Bhairavi”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Talat Mehmood. Pt Indra Chandra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghantsala.

The song is picturised as a background song in the movie.

I am unable to identify the actors who are seen in the picturisation. I request our knowledgeable readrs to help identify them.


Song-Prem panthh ko chala musaafir ban kar deewaana(Paataal Bhairavi)(1952) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD-Ghantsala

Lyrics

Prem panthh ko chala musaafir
ban kar deewaana
musaafir ban kar mastaana
Prem panthh ko chala musaafir
ban kar deewaana
musaafir ban kar mastaana
kathhin dagariya door nagariya
sambhal sambhal kar jaana
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
kathhin dagariya door nagariya
sambhal sambhal kar jaana
laagi najariya baali umariya
na jaana pahchaana
Prem panthh ko chala musaafir
ban kar deewaana
musaafir ban kar mastaana

pyaar bhara hai dil maata ka
usko na bisraana
pyaar bhara hai dil maata ka
usko na bisraana
koi na apna sangi saathhi
saara desh begaana
Prem panthh ko chala musaafir
ban kar deewaana
musaafir ban kar mastaana

rang bhari dulhan ki aahen
dil ka dard na jaana
rang bhari dulhan ki aahen
dil ka dard na jaana
rahi tadapti shama akeli
roothh chala parwaana
Prem panthh ko chala musaafir
ban kar deewaana
musaafir ban kar mastaana
musaafir ban kar mastaana


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Blog Day : 4068 Post No. : 15204

“Kavi”(1954) was directed by Debki Bose for sunrise Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Bharat Bhushan, Geeta Bali, Nalini Jaywant, Chandrashekhar, B M Vyas, Jankidas, Om Prakash etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Four songs have been discussed in the blog in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Kavi”(1954) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Talat Mehmood. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of the song is available. Talat Mehmood was the main male playback singer in the movie whereas Bharat Bhushan was the lead actor of the movie. So it can be guessed that the song was picturised on Bharat Bhushan. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Teri ik ik ada jhoothhi (Kavita)(1954) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

teri ik ik adaa jhoothi
wafaa jhoothi hayaa jhoothi
chalegi ae haseenaa kab talaq
aakhir hawaa jhoothi

maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai
maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai
tujh mein khushbu dhoondh rahi hai
tujh mein khushbu dhoondh rahi hai
ye duniyaa ki bhool hai
maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai

tujhe dekh ke laakh bujhaa le
pyaas koi ankhiyan ki ee
tujhe dekh ke laakh bujhaa le
pyaas koi ankhiyan ki
binaa baas kaa phool banegaa
kyaa shobhaa bagiyan ki
daal kaa phool chadhe mandir mein
daal kaa phool chadhe mandir mein
tu raste ki dhool hai
maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai
maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai

binaa jyot kaa deepak hai tu
binaa tel ki baati ee
binaa jyot kaa deepak hai tu
binaa tel ki baati
jab tan ujlaa aur man kaalaa
phir kaahe itraati
shabnam khud ko saagar samjhe
shabnam khud ko saagar samjhe
ye shabnam ki bhool hai
maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai
maan kare kyaa rang roop kaa
tu kaaghaz kaa phool hai


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Blog Day :

3979 Post No. : 15065

Today’s song is from film ‘Aaj Ki Baat’ (1955).

In one of his earliest posts, Atul ji had said that the Indian people like to talk about 3 things – politics, films and cricket. How true it was. . . till Whatsapp and Facebook became an obsession for most people in India. Now you see different, sometimes even strange topics being discussed with taste. Additionally, there are wise people to give you free doses of a variety of knowledge. In all this crowd, sometimes one finds even a few intelligent posts too !

Recently, I saw a video by National Geographic. It showed how a mother bear saves her wayward baby bear, from almost certain clutches of a hungry lion. Motherly love or love for children is a common factor among animals and humans. While animals try to protect their babies from enemies, starvation and life threatening situations, human parents try to provide the goodies of life and a paying career line to their children.

Film people are no different in this. Almost every successful star wishes that his children join this line and be famous and successful. However, they forget that in their own case they had struggled hard to earn their place in the life and more importantly they forget that talents are not necessarily hereditary !

When I chose today’s Talat song from film ‘Aaj Ki Baat’, I realised that this was the launching film for Ajit Chitnis – son of ace actress Leela Chitnis. Unfortunately, the film career of Ajit Chitnis never took off beyond his first and the only film. Actually, Ajit was a qualified commercial pilot, but he could not get a job in any air line. Consequently, he became a victim of alcoholism and was spoiled further. To help him settle in life, his mother-Leela Chitnis tried to bring him in film line. When she noticed her contemporary, Shobhana Samarth produced a film ‘Hamari Beti’ (1950), to launch her daughter Nutan, Leela too decided to produce a film to launch one of her two sons as an actor. She chose Ajit as he was elder and needed help. Manvendra (Leela used to call him as ‘Meena’) was not launched ceremoniously, but later he acted in 4 films in side roles. In his last film,’Ramu To Deewana Hai’ (1980) he even shared the credits with his mother. The history of most star sons in films is not very encouraging. In fact, success and failure ratio may be 10 to 90 percent in success and failures.

It is said that ‘No tree can grow under a Banyan tree’. This is absolutely true and applicable in film industry. Except in cases like the Kapoor family, i.e. Raj, Shammi and Shashi,who made their bright careers despite the shadow of their father and other brothers, we find that many of the sons, daughters, brothers or sisters of many popular and famous film stars were failures and never made it big in Hindi cinema.

We know cases like Suneil Anand, Nasir Khan, Tony Walker, Naina Sahu, Meera Joglekar, Ajit Chitnis, Rajendranath, Narendranath, Anoop Kumar, Mallika, Khursheed Jr., Simple Kapadiya, Shivangi Kolhapure,  Preeti Ganguly and many more. In spite of having all the backing of the famous family member, these and such many others just did not make it, because Talents are not always hereditary !

They all were given a fair opportunity to display their talent on the screen , but unfortunately despite their honest effort  their skill could not come out  & the viewers were left unimpressed . They were selected by big banners and well experienced directors were there to guide them. But  their talent remained hidden inside them and with their nonexistent artistry they disappointed their mentors. Non-actor Sohan Kapila was in the romantic lead of Filmistan’s ‘Babar’, which was released in 1960. This film was directed by Hemen Gupta, the distinguished director, who earlier had directed ‘Anand Matth’ (1952) for Filmistan. The film, also had the winning combination of Sahir and Roshan.  Dependable character actor Gajanan Jagirdar played the role of the great Mughal Emperor Babar . But the movie flopped, as the new hero failed pathetically to register  any emotion on his face. A big jolt for Seth Tola Ram Jalaan, who was already facing financial problems. Mr. Kapila appeared in 2-3 movies in inconsequential roles and disappeared from scene for ever. His daughter Padmini Kapila also pursued a career in films, but could not achieve much success .

There were many other actors like him, who got a chance to appear opposite illustrious heroines, unfortunately their effort did not make any impact on the cine loving public. Watching their miserable performance on the screen, no film maker came forward to sign them.  Out of sight is out of mind, it was matter of time when public as well as film industry forgot them.

‘Malhaar’, as the name suggests, is a musical film produced by the great singer Mukesh in 1951 . It had story by veteran actor SK Prem and its evergreen music was composed by Roshan. The movie had new comers Arjun and Shammi (Nargis Rabaadi). Arjun did get another chance in ‘Daku Ki Ladki’ (1954) to please the viewers with his emoting before the camera, but could not succeed and it was end of his career.

Rattan Chopra, the lucky boy was selected for films, among hundreds of aspirants. Mohan Kumar had suffered a huge set back when ‘Aman’ flopped. He  took the newcomer for ‘Mom Ki Gudia’ (1972) opposite Tanuja, with great hopes.  Unfortunately, the film failed to dispel the gloom and sank to the rock bottom. Acting was not his cup of tea, Rattan Chopra understood and wisely opted out of the race of stardom.

Director Amarnath introduced new comer Vijay Kumar in his 1954 offering ‘Alif Laila’ opposite Nimmi and Asha Mathur.  Sohan Kapila and Vijay Kumar had impressive physique, but had no clue about acting. The movie had lilting music by Shyam Sunder, which was his last contribution towards film industry. Helen for the first time got a chance to perform solo in the movie and for many decades she remained on top. But for Vijay Kumar it was his first & last chance.

Another non actor Premendra was introduced by old timer Vijay Bhatt in ‘Holi Aayee Re’ (1970), which was directed by his younger sibling Harsukh Bhatt.  It was pathetic to watch Premendra unsuccessfully trying to show case his imaginary ability in the field of acting .The movie flopped phenomenally and a huge investment made by Bhatt Brothers went up in a cloud of smoke.

There were some more like Pratibha Sinha, Archan Gupta, Jayant Gupta, Ashok Sharma,  Nusrat Kardar, Rajeev Kapoor, Manish Kumar, Navin Chandra, Aroop Kumar, Prashant, Shalini, Kaycee Mehra, Vikram, Shekhar Suman, Deepak Kumar, Ajay, Som Dutt and many more. Among them, some film names which I remember off hand are Deepak Kumar in ‘Aabroo’ (1968), ‘Ajay’ in ‘Wapas’ (1969), Som Dutt in ‘Mann Ka Meet’ (1968), Vikram in ‘Julie’ (1975), Rajeev Kapoor in ‘Raam Teri Ganga Maili (1985), Shekhar Suman in ‘Utsav’ (1984), Kaycee Mehra in ‘Chhabilee’ (1960) and Mem Didi (1961), Prashant in ‘Sehra’ (1963), Ashok Sharma in ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961), Ajit Chitnis in ‘Aaj Ki Baat’ (1955), Nusrat Kardar in ‘Dard’ (1947), Manish in ‘Saraswati Chandra’ (1968), Rajiv in ‘Nayi Umar Ki Nayi Fasal’ (1965), Aroop Kumar in ‘Bezubaan’ (1962) etc. There could be more such examples. Readers can give their comments.

According to what Leela Chitnis wrote in her autobiography, ‘Chanderi Duniyet’ (‘चंदेरी दुनियेत’), during the period 1952-53 she was in a very bad financial position. Her health had worsened due to a wrong operation and then a corrective surgery. Valuable time and all money was lost in this. To come out of this situation, she planned to produce a film launching Ajit. As the luck would have it, the film started in 1953, but took 2 years to complete. The rights were sold to a distribution company. They released the film first in Punjab, where it flopped miserably. Then it was not released anywhere at all and went into the cans forever. This was a great shock to Chitnis family.

The film had 8 songs. 2 songs are already discussed here. This is the 3rd song, sung by Talat Mehmood. Written by Raj Baldev Raj, it was composed by the ‘Gentleman Maestro’ – Snehal Bhatkar.

White full shirt, ironed white Pyjama, spectacles with big powerful lenses and the trademark white Gandhi Topi. He could easily be mistaken for a ‘Pandharpur Warkari‘ (a regular pilgrim to Pandharpur) or a member of a ‘Bhajani Mandali’ or simply a middle class ‘Marathi Manoos’. Such was the appearance of one of Hindi filmdom’s talented yet not so famous, music maestro VASUDEV GANGARAM BHATKAR or Snehal Bhatkar as we all love to know him.

In Hindi film music field, there were some talented composers like Ghulam Mohd, Mohd Shafi, Iqbal Qureshi, Daan Singh, C Arjun, Ramlal, Sardar Malik, Ajit Merchant, Jamaal Sen, Dattaram, Ganesh, Snehal Bhatkar etc., who could never reach the peaks of their careers. They really deserved this, but luck did not favour them. Big Banners never approached them and the losers were the lovers of music in India. They did not know, perhaps, how to sell their art. May be, they never wanted to enslave the music to gain name and fame, instead they preferred to settle for service to the music!

Bhatkar was one such composer. ‘Simple living and high thinking’ – never worked in this mayanagari, but he had no regrets. Till the end he was contented with whatever God gave him, whatever name and success he achieved. He was born into a family and grew in such atmosphere which was surrounded by traditional devotional music all around. In the lower middle class, the people had their entertainments in singing bhajans and doing keertans in temples en masse.

He was born on 17-7-1919. Vasudev G. Bhatkar knew at least 100 Bhajans by heart by the time he was in his 10th class. He was invited to sing in Ganesh Melas and other celebrations and soon became a well known name in the locality. Because of his singing and skills in playing harmonium and other instruments, he got a job in HMV in Bombay. Here he used to give accompaniment on harmonium to renowned classical singers. At the same time, taking cognizance of his singing skills, many Marathi bhavgeets and bhajans were recorded by HMV in those days. Some of them are popular in Maharashtra even today.

All the while, Bhatkar was looking for opportunity to compose in films. Sudhir Phadke, who too served in HMV and recorded some songs from 1943 to 1945, joined hands with Bhatkar and made a pair – Vasudev-Sudhir. They got a film of Baburao Painter ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’ in 1946 for music direction. The problem was due to his service in HMV, he could not openly work outside, hence he only gave his name as Vasudev. After this film the pair separated and Phadke went to give music to films like ‘Gokul’, ‘Aagey Badho’ etc. Due to financial constraints Bhatkar was unable to leave the job also.

In 1941, Bhatkar had come to know Kidar Sharma while recording songs for his film ‘Chitralekha’, which he was making for Ranjit Studios. Sharma had just come from Calcutta, to establish himself in Bombay. He had a knack of identifying talents. He gave chance to Bhatkar first to sing some songs with Leela Sawant in his film ‘Kaliyan’ (1944). After ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’, Kidar Sharma gave him his first break as independent composer in his ‘Neel Kamal’ in 1947. For this film, Bhatkar used the name  B Vasudev. Kidar Sharma had launched Raj Kapoor and Madhubala in adult roles as the lead pari in this film. It also launched Bhatkar, albeit in a pseudo-name. In the subsequent years Bhatkar used different names for different films-

  • ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948) – as Snehal
  • ‘Sant Tukaram’ (1948) – as VG Bhatkar (he sang 6 songs also)
  • ‘Thes’ (1949) – as Snehal
  • ‘Sati Ahilya’ (1949) – as VG Bhatkar
  • ‘Pagle’ (1950) – as VG Bhatkar

After completing ‘Thes’ and ‘Sati Ahilya’, Bhatkar resigned from HMV.

He and Kidar Sharma were very good friends. Kidar gave him ‘Neki Aur Badi’ in 1949. He started the work. Meanwhile, Kidar Sharma met Roshan Nagrath in some musical event. Sharma was terribly impressed with Roshan and wanted to give him a break in his film. At that point of time, Kidar had just started work on ‘Neki Aur Badi’. He had a heart to heart talk with Bhatkar and Bhatkar gladly left the film for Roshan. Thus Roshan got his break with this film. Roshan never forgot Bhatkar’s magnanimity in his life and always respected Bhatkar.

In return Kidar Sharma gave ‘Hamari Beti’ (1950) to Bhatkar.  As he was a free bird now, Bhatkar started using the name Snehal Bhatkar from this film onward. Snehal was the short form of Snehalata, his daughter. Snehal Bhatkar did many Marathi films and recorded many bhajans in Marathi, which are ever popular. He did 27 films in Hindi and 12 films in Marathi. Out of 27 Hindi films, 9 were made by Kidar Sharma.

The song which made Mubarak Begum and Bhatkar famous in India was “Kabhi Tanhayion Mein, Hamari Yaad Aayegi” from the film ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961). (This film was was originally named ‘Jawaan Muhabbat’). Actually this song was to be done by Lata Mangeshkar. Lata had already recorded two songs for this film. Due to her extremely busy schedule she was unable to do this song, so she suggested the name of Asha Bhosle. However, already upset over Lata’s refusal, Kidar Sharma opted for Mubarak Begum and the rest is history-as they say. She made a gold of this song with her special voice.

After 1960, the musical scene in India was undergoing drastic changes and there was no space for composers like Bhatkar, who used minimum orchestra and dwelt upon melody. His films came after long intervals. Even Kidar Sharma left him after ‘Fariyad’ (1964) (only to return in ‘Pehla Kadam’ in 1980). Finally Bhatkar did his last film ‘Sehme Huye Sitaare’ in 1994, which featured his son Ramesh Bhatkar-who was already a popular hero in Marathi film, stage and TV. This obscure film did nothing good to Bhatkar.

After retirement Bhatkar devoted his time for children’s welfare and his original love – bhajan mandali singing.

Snehal or Vasudev Gangaram Bhatkar, together with cousin Devji Bhatkar and Panchambuwa Pandurang Shivalkar, was the founder member of ‘Vishwambhar Prasadik Bhajan Mandal’ in Dadar. It is still in operation after 50 years, with new set of singers. Bhatkar was very kind hearted. Every year, during Ganapati festival he used to visit his ancestral village ‘Bhate’ in Ratnagiri district and participate in singing bhajans.

Lata, Talat and Mukesh were his favourite singers. Talat, though has not sung many songs for him, his song “Zindagi Kis Mod Pe Laayee Hamein” from ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ (1956) was very popular. When rehearsals for this song were being done, Bhatkar had used only tabla and sitar for the practice session. The producer who chanced upon this rehearsal was so much impressed with this that he insisted recording the song only with minimum instruments. So, this song has only tabla, Sitar and another instrument for accompaniment.

Though there were many melodious songs composed by Bhatkar like, Khusro’s “Lakhi Baabul More Kaahe Ko Deeni Bides” sung soulfully by Mukesh in ‘Suhag Raat’ (1948); “Ro’oge Pachhtaoge” by Mukesh and Rajkumari in ‘Thes’ (1949); Lata’s “Chanda Tumko Laaj Na Ayee” from ‘Bhola Shankar’ (1951); Suman Kalyanpur’s “Haal e Dil Un Ko Sunaana Tha” from ‘Fariyaad’ (1964), except Kidar sharma no other big banner producer opted for Snehal Bhatkar. May be, his compositions were not so simple for common man to hum or sing, although they were quality songs.

Inspite of several melodious songs Bhatkar was never counted among the 1st line composers. Kidar Sharma also returned to him in 1980, but by that time Snehal Bhatkar was already on a descending track.

Snehal Bhatkar, a talented but not much applauded music director died peacefully on 29-5-2007 at his Dadar home.

Here is the song by Talat Mehmood from film Aaj ki baat-1955.

(My thanks to Shri MN Sardana ji for his post in ‘Voh Din Yaad Karo’ on Facebook, from which some information has been used herein.)

Song – Pyaar Ki Nazron Se Un Ko Dekhta Jaata Hai Dil (Aaj Ki Baat) (1955) Singer – Talat Mehmood, Lyrics – Raj Baldev Raj, MD – Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

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aaaa aaaaa aaaaaa
aaaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaaaa

pyaar ki nazron se un ko
dekhta jaata hai dil
pyaar ki nazron ki nazron se un ko
dekhta jaata hai dil
baat un ke saamne kehne se
ghabraata hai dil

kya hua mujhko
hai mere dil ki dhadkan tez tez
kya hua mujhko
hai mere dil ki dhadkan tez tez
thaamna mujhko ke seene se
uda jaata hai dil
baat un ke saamne kehne se
ghabraata hai dil

aaye hain wo zindagi
aaye hain wo zindagi
kadmon mein un ke daal de
kadmon mein un ke daal de
dil ko samjhaati hain nazren
mujhko samjhaata hai dil
baat un ke saamne kehne se
ghabraata hai dil

ho gai shaayad mohabbat
ho gayi un se mujhe
ho gai shaayad mohabbat
ho gayi un se mujhe
jab khayaal aata hai un ka
khud behal jaata hai dil
baat un ke saamne kehne se
ghabraata hai dil

———-———————————————–
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

आsssss आsssss
आsss आssss आsssss
आsssss आsssss आssssss
आsss आsss आsss आsssss

प्यार की नज़रों से उनको
देखता जाता है दिल
प्यार की नज़रों से उनको
देखता जाता है दिल
बात उनके सामने कहने से
घबराता है दिल

क्या हुआ मुझको
है मेरे दिल की धड़कन तेज़ तेज़
क्या हुआ मुझको
है मेरे दिल की धड़कन तेज़ तेज़
थामना मुझको के सीने से
उड़ा जाता है दिल
बात उनके सामने कहने से
घबराता है दिल

आए हैं वो ज़िंदगी
आए हैं वो ज़िंदगी
कदमों में उनके डाल दे
कदमों में उनके डाल दे
दिल को समझाती हैं नज़रें
मुझको समझाता है दिल
बात उनके सामने कहने से
घबराता है दिल

हो गई शायद मोहब्बत
हो गई उनसे मुझे
हो गई शायद मोहब्बत
हो गई उनसे मुझे
जब खयाल आता है उनका
खुद बहल जाता है दिल
बात उनके सामने कहने से
घबराता है दिल


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