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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 :

5182 Post No. : 17159

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 99
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Ten years back on this day i.e., on 25th September ’2012 the following songs were posted on the blog.

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6712 Aayi gori Raadhika Brij mein bal khaati Gopinath(1948) 4 songs out of 9 posted
6713 Lagan morey man ki balam nahin jaane Baabul (1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
6714 Har phool mein masti hai rangeen hai mausam Maaya Baazaar(1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
6715 Gusse mein tum aur bhi achchi lagti ho Chaar Darvesh(1964) 4 songs out of 7 posted
6716 Dulhan se tumhaara milan hoga Anokhi Raat (1968) Movie YIPPEED by now
6717 Jeevan mein tu darna nahin Khote Sikkey (1974) One song out of 3 posted
6718 Tere chehre mein wo jaadoo hai Dharmatma(1975) Movie YIPPEED by now
6719 Mere yaar ko mere Allah de ek chaand sa pyaara lalla Dacait(1987) One song out of 5 posted

We can from the above table that eight songs eight movies were represented on the blog on that day on 25.09.2012.

Out of these eight movies, so far, only four movies have been Yippeeee’ed on the blog. So, we have four movies available for today where we can present a song on the blog.

I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Khote Sikkey-1974’. One song from this movie was posted on the blog on this day ten years back. I think this song was my third lyrics contribution appearing on the blog. My first lyrics contribution was posted on the blog on 13.09.2012.

I was aware of this movie and its song jeewan mein tu darna nahin since my childhood days and when I become associated with this blog I shared this song then.

Few months back, I listened to the other songs from this movie. This movie ‘Khote Sikkey’ has only three songs. When I listened to the remaining two songs, I liked one of them very much and noted it down for my write-up. I was supposed to present it on a special occasion, but I got stuck up with my write-up, and so much so that it took me more than a month to come back to writing and send a post to Atul ji.
Well, I am not presenting that song today, and will present it later the blog with the same ‘thoughts’ I wish to present earlier. 😊

“Khote Sikkey-1974” was directed by Narendra Bedi for ‘Mewar Films, Bombay’.

It had Feroz Khan, Narendra Nath, Danny Dengzongpa, Ranjeet, Sudhir, Paintal, Kunwar Ajit, Ajit, Rehana Sultan, Madhuchhanda, Alka, Rajpal, V. Gopal, Johny Whisky, Bhushan Tiwari, Leela Mishra, Mamaji, Jimmy Sikandar, Rekha Chauhan, Raj Katyal, I. A. Pasha, Mansharam, S. Baghel, Trilok Sharma, Hamid, Harish, Kripa Shankar, Satyanarayan, Tilakraj, Khairati, Chandu, Uma Khosla, Manohar, Bhanumati, Kishan Mehta, Master Shaka, and others.

Satyen Kappu, Kamal Kapoor and Master Alankar made friendly appearances in this movie.

This movie had three songs penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Music for this movie was composed by R.D. Burman.

As mentioned above only one song from this movie have been posted on the blog earlier.

SNo Song-Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Jeevan mein tu darna nahin Kishore Kumar, chorus 25.09.2012

Today’s song – the second song from this movie – is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. Lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and music is composed by R.D. Burman.

On screen the today’s song is lip-synced by Rehana and one other actress (whom I am unable to identify) and we can see Sudhir, Ranjeet, Danny, Paintal, Narendra Nath, and others enjoying this ‘mujra’ song, and we can see Feroz Khan (the Client Eastwood in this movie 😊 ) watching them or rather ‘keeping an eye on them all’ from behind the ‘curtains’…

Today 25th September 2022 is also the eighty-third birth anniversary of Feroz Khan (25 September 1939 – 27 April 2009) an actor, producer, and director and one among our many favourites of the seventies …

We pay our tributes to Feroz Khan and thank him for all the lovely memories of his movies he has left for us. Though he has no words or lyrics to perform in the today’s song he is still present there in this song and readers can still watch him in this song and remember this ‘one of his kind of actor’ of Hindi Cinema today.

Let us now enjoy today’s song ..


Song-Pyaari pyaari soorat waale (Khote Sikkey)(1974) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – R D Burman
Both

Lyrics

ho o o o o
pyaari pyaari ee
oye soorat waale
ho pyaari pyaari
ho ho soorat waale
arey haay mere allah
ho o itne saare
haay koyi to hans ke bulaaye
koyi palak maare re ae
haa aa aa aa pyaari pyaari
ho ho sooratwaale

main ye dil kisko doon
kuchh kahaa naa jaaye
haan aa ek anaar sau beemaar
haay re haay re haay

ho o o pyaari pyaari
o o soorat waale
arey haay mere allah
haan aa itne saare

idhar nain jodoon
yaa aa udhar jod doon oon
kise dekhoon jee bhar ke ae
kisey chhod doon

ho o o o
idhar nain jodoon
yaa aa udhar jod doon oon
haan aa aa kise dekhoon jee bhar ke ae
kisey chhod doon

o o jisko dekhoon
usi pe jiyaa lalchaaye
haan aa ek anaar sau beemaar
haay re haay re haay

ho o o
pyaari pyaari
ho ho soorat waale
arey haay mere allah
ho o itne saare
haay koyi to hanske bulaaye
koyi palak maare re ae

ho o o
pyaari pyaari
ho ho soorat waale ae

sabhi pyaar se maangen
nishaani meri ee ee ee

deewaani si thhokar khaaye
jawaani meri
ho o obscurity
sabhi pyaar se maange ae
nishaani meri ee

ho o o deewaani si thhokar khaaye
jawaani meri
ho o
kya karoon kya karoon
ab kahaa na jaaye

ho o o
ek anaar sau beemaar
haay re haay re haay
ho o o pyaari pyaari
ho ho o soorat waale
arey haay mere allah
ho o o itne saare

haay koyi to hanske bulaaye
haa haa haa
a haa haa haa
koyi to hanske bulaaye
koyi palak maare re ae

hoye ae ae
pyaari pyaari
ho ho soorat waale ae
arey haay mere allah
haan aa itne saare ae


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Blog Day :

5124 Post No. : 17073

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 76
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This date ten years ago (viz 29 July 2012) saw eight songs from eight different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6323 Man dol rha hai Qeemat(1946) Movie YIPPEED by now
6324 Ye baat koi samjhaaye re Sazaa (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
6325 Man veena madhur boley Jai Singh (1959) 2 songs covered out of 8 by now
6326 Hamne raat guzaari taare gin gin ke Raagini (1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
6327 Murli bajaaye pyaare poonam ke chaand ne Sajni (1956) 5 songs covered out of 6 by now
6328 Bade pyaar se toone dil mein Qatl(1986) 2 songs covered out of 5 by now
6329 Dekho jee dekho sun lo ye baat Singapore (1960) Movie YIPPEED by now
6329 Haseenon ki aankhon ka taara rahoonga Pyaar Ka Sapna (1969) 3 songs covered out of 6 by now

It can be observed that four movies (out of eight) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with four movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (29 July 2022).

“Jai Singh”(1959) is one movie which is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge.

“Jai Singh”(1959) was directed by Yoganand for R.R.Productions, Madras. This movie, seemingly dubbed from original South India version, had Waheeda Rehman, Anjli devi, N.T.Rama Rao, S.V.Ranga rao, Relangi, Gummadi Kanta Rao, K.V.S.Sharma, Raajnaala, Rushyendra Mani etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from “Jai Singh”(1959). It is sung by Lata and Usha Mangeshkar. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ramesh Naidu.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:


Song-Man soona tere bin hoye re (Jai Singh)(1959) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ramesh Naidu

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

hoo oo ooo ooo ooo
ooo oooo oooo
oo ooo oo oo
ooo oooo oooo
ooo ooo oo
oooo oooo
mann soonaa tere..ae bin hoye rey ae ae
mann soonaa tere…ae bin hoye
chaand aayaa
tu aa jaa rey balmaa…aaa…aa
man soonaa terey bin hoye
chaand aayaa
tu aa jaa rey balmaa…aaa…aa
mann soonaa tere bin hoye

preet sakhee na lagaa chaand se
meet kiskaa banaa chaand ho o o ho ooo ho o
preet sakhee na lagaa chaand se
meet kiskaa banaa chaand ho o
ho ooo ho o ho o o ho o o
dil leke ye ae chalaa jaaye ho jee
dil deke jee dekho mazaa

ho o ooo ooo ho oo
ho ooooo ho ooo oooo
jo khaaye ye teer sakhi…eee…eee
jo khaaye ye teer sakhee
wo hee jaane ji
kyaa dard hai pyaar kaa
mann soona terey bin hoye

ye sochke…ae o jee ye jaan ke
dekho dil ko lagaanaa zaraa…aaa
ye sochke..ae o jee ye jaan ke
dekho dil ko lagaanaa zaraa
hoo o ooo ho
apney naheen banthe/bann ke/balki sapney sakhi
mann sochey na samjhe ye baathein kabhi
ho o ooo ooo hho oo
man soona tere..ae bin hoye rey ae ae
man soona tere…ae bin hoye
chaand aayaa
tu aa jaa rey balmaa…aaa
mann soonaa tere..ae bin hoye


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Blog Day :

4935 Post No. : 16782

Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets – 07
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I started this series in December 2020 with great enthusiasm, just after Geeta Dutt’s 900th song post had appeared in the blog.  The following 6 posts appeared in the series up to June 2021.

Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets

1 Pandit Ho Ya Laala, Ya Gandhi Topiwala
2 Dil Ko Laga Ke Bhool Ki
3 Gaa Ae Dil Matwaale Jhoom Kar Saaz Utha Le
4 Hato Hato Jaao Ji Jaao, Jhoothi Baaten Na Banaao
5 Hamen Maar Gai Re Tirchhi Nazariya Tori
6 Dekho To Dil Hi Mein Jalte Hain Jalne Waale

There has been a long break in this series inadvertently. Meanwhile, I have compiled a list of group songs of Mohammed Rafi – Geeta Roy/Dutt with other singers.

Sl. No. Song Film Composer
Singers Year Lyricist
1 Hum Banjaare Sang Hamaare Saajan C Ramachandra
Mohd Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Geeta Dutt 1947 Moti
2 Sambhal Sambhal Ke Jaiyyo Saajan C Ramachandra
Mohd Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Geeta Dutt 1947 Ram Murti
3 Kyon Karta Maan Jawaani Ka Naach Husnlal Bhagatram
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mengeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1949 Mulkh Raj Bhakri
4 Lab Pe Fariyaad Hai Dil Barbaad Hai Naach Husnlal Bhagatram
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mengeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1949 Mulkh Raj Bhakri
5 Ban Ban Kar Mit Gayin Hai Taqdeer Ki Lakeeren Gauna Husnlal Bhagatram
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad 1950 Qamar Jalaalabaadi
6 Mere Jaisi Nahin Milegi Khamosh Sipahi Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Ram Kamlaani 1950 D N Madhok
7 Kabhi Ye Saath Na Choote Kisi Ki Yaad Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Paaro 1950 Moti
8 Hum Hain Kheton Ke Maharaj Hamen Darr Kaahe Ka Sheesh Mahal Vasant Desai
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Pushpa Hans 1950 Nazim Panipati
9 Humne Bhi Pyar Kiya Nakhre Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1951 Hasrat Lakhnavi
10 Ulfat Ki Zindagi Ke Jo Saal Hon Hazaar Hungama C Ramachandra
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1952 Rajinder Krishan
11 Kya Bataaun Mohabbat Hai Kya Parbat Shankar Jaikishan
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1952 Shailendra
12 Nadiya Kinaare Mora Dera Mashaal Jale Saari Ratiyaan Tarang Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Shamshad, Geeta, Chitragupta 1952 Ram Murty
13 Mera Dulha Shehar Se Aaya Re Do Dulhe B S Kalla
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Sarla 1955 Pt Indra
14 Ek Taraf..Joru Ne Nikala Hai Deewala Madhur Milan Bulo C Rani
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, A R Ojha 1955 Raja Mehndi Ali Khan
15 Aaj Tera Gunehgaar Banda Khul Ja Sim Sim Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shashi Raj 1956 Asad Bhopali
16 Gunaahon Ka Chirag Kabhi Jal Na Sakega Agra Road Roshan
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad 1957 Bharat Vyas
17 Bhaiya Kaam Karo Mat Aaraam Karo Balyogi Upmanyu Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar 1958 Bharat Vyas
18 Hamen Maar Gayi Tirchhi Nazariya Tori Chaal Baaz Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar 1958 Anjum Jaipuri
19 Do Do Hain Deewaane Mere Parwaane Baazigar Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Balbeer, Geeta Dutt 1959 Prem Dhawan
20 Kaun Jaane Re Baba Jawani Ki Hawa Ravi
Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt 1959 Shailendra
21 Teri Taqdeer Ka Sitaara Kamaal Hai Zabak Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Balbeer, Geeta Dutt 1961 Prem Dhawan
22 Takht Na Hoga Taaj Na Hoga Aaj Aur Kal Ravi
Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Geeta Dutta 1963 Sahir Ludhianvi
23 Agar Hum Tumhen Dekh..Jinhen Rukh Se Parda Haqdaar Bulo C Rani
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Nirmala, Manna Dey 1964 Prem Warbartani
24 Hum Khoob Jante Hain Kya Dil Mein Hai Tumhaare – Film Hi Film
– Saajan Ki Galiyaan (UR)
Shankar Jaikishan
Mohd Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Geeta Dutt 1983
(1960s)
Hasrat Jaipuri

Songs at Sl. No. 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 23 & 24 are not yet posted in the blog.  The song I am presenting today is at Sl. No. 17, i.e. from the film ‘Balyogi Upmanyu’ (1958).  Bharat Vyas is the lyricist of this mythological film’s songs composed by Chitragupt.  Here Mohammed Rafi and Usha Mangeshkar are accompanying Geeta Dutt for singing this song talking of hard work, fruits of hard work, farming, self-confidence, hope and a certain bragging attitude etc.  But the happy spirit of the song is infectious, and one can listen to it again and again.

The following 2 songs of this movie are posted in the blog, making this the 3rd song.

Baalyogi Upmanyu(1958)(2/8) MD-Chitragupta

Duniya Ke Anyaaiyon Anyaay Ki Hoti Khair Nahin

Mann Nirgun Ke Geet Ab Gaata Jaa

I found this song a few days ago, while looking for Chitragupt-Rafi songs, and I thought it is a very enjoyable and nice composition.  All three singers are in sync with the accompanying chorus.  I need to post some solos to even out the series.  There are too many songs by Geeta Dutt in obscure films.  I have not done bad so far, considering the songs were all new songs for me.   Hope to find some known, popular songs not yet posted to fit in the series.


Song – Kaam Karo. . . Mat Araam Karo (Balyogi Upmanyu) (1958) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Chitragupt
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
Male + Female Chorus

Lyrics

sukhi nahi woh
jo sone chaandi mein hain..ae madhosh
dhani bade nirdhan hain bhaiyaa..aa
sachcha dhan santosh

ho ho oooo
haay ea
aa haa haa
aa haa
haa haa haa
aaaa aaaa
aa haa haa
aa haa
haa haa haa
aaaa aaaa
aa haa haa
aa haa
haa haa haa
aaaa aaaa

neelam aur panne se (??) hamaare
sone si chamke ret ho ooo
neelam aur panne se (??) hamaare
sone si chamke ret ho ooo
chaandi se baadal
barse gagan se
jhoome hamaare khet ho
ho bhaiya
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo

raja hain hum
maharaaja hain hum
hamein duniya ne na pehchaana
ho ho  ho ho ho ho ho ho
ha ha ha aa aa haa aa aaa
rajaa hain hum
maharaajaa hain hum
hamein duniya ne na pehchaana aa
ambar hai pyaara
chhat par hamaara
dharti hamaara khazaana
ho bhaiya
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ha ha ha aa aaa aaa aa)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
(aa aaa aaaa aaaaa)

apne parishram ki na jo miley
wo khaane ki aadat hai khoti
apne parishram ki na jo miley
wo khaane ki aadat hai khoti
hum ko to laage meethhi badi
apne mehnat ki rookhi do roti
ho bhaiyaa
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo

o ho ho ooooo
jab girtaa hamaara paseena
to ye dharti ugalti nageena
ho ho  ho ho ho ho ho ho
ha ha ha aa aa haa aa aaa
jab girtaa hamaara paseena
to ye dharti ugalti nageena aa
ham maruthal ko madhuban banaate
rituon ka badal den maheena
ham maruthal ko madhuban banaate
rituon ka badalte maheenaa
ho bhaiyya
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
(ho ho ooooo)


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 :

4925 Post No. : 16762

Today’s song is from the film with a funny name- Pilpili Saheb-1954.

When I saw this film’s posters in Hyderabad in 1954 , I laughed at the title of the film. I thought that the film had to do something with the yellow colour ! None of my friends knew the meaning of this word. After intense discussion, we decided to go to our Hindi teacher-Mathur sir. He was from Allahabad and was a very jovial person. He treated the students with a lot of humour and gentle talk. So we did not feel any fear or awkwardness to ask him this question. Otherwise, in those days asking such questions to any teacher was a certain invitation to caning !

Mathur Sir explained that Pilpili Saheb means a villager who dons modern western clothes, like Pant, Shirt, Coat, Hat etc. Listening to this reply, I felt an urge to see the film. As such the film had few comedians like Agha, Sunder and Mehmood.

Out of the 9 songs of the film, 4 songs are already on the blog. The first song appeared here on 4-3-2011. It was a duet of Meena Mangeshkar and Mohd. Rafi. That time Atul ji had called the song a very rare song and rightly so. That was because Meena Mangeshkar had sung very few songs in Hindi films. (She had already become Meena Khadikar after her recent marriage then, in 1953). She sang only 13 songs in 11 films, during a period of 38 years ( 1952 ton 1990). Earlier it was felt that her songs are only 12 in 10 films, but Mahesh Mamdapur has found out one more song of Meena from film Pehli Shadi-1953, with Asha Bhosle and Mohantara Ajinkya (nee Talpade). Thank you, Mahesh ji. Today’s song is a triad with Usha Mangeshkar and a newcomer Shaminder Singh Pal.

Here is a short Bio of singer Shaminder Singh, for the benefit of those who are not aware of this less known singer, who sang in Hindi films between 1954 to 1973.This was written by our Sadanand Kamath ji on 18-9-2012 in one of his posts. Thanks for this.

Shaminder( also known as Bhai Shaminder Singh) born in 1930/31, belonged to a wealthy landlord sikh family in Muktsar Sahib district of Punjab. It is said that the family owned almost half of the village where they stayed. Since his childhood, he was fond of music. He was a fan of Mohammed Rafi and Talat Mehmood whose songs he would listen to on the radio for hours and sing in sync with their songs. He adored Lata Mangeshkar as a Goddess. As he grew up, singing became his hobby and he could sing songs in the style of Rafi and Talat at ease.

As I said earlier, singing a duet song with Lata Mangeshkar was his obsession and to achieve his goal, he left his village for Bombay (Mumbai) some time in 1953 and met Sardul Kwatra, who was an upcoming music director. Sardul found that Shaminder had the quality of a professional playback singer. He felt that there was a man who could sing in a voice which had a blend of Rafi and Talat. So he decided to use him as a playback singer for songs in his Punjabi film ‘Vanjara’ (1954) which was being produced by Sardul’s family. In this film, there was a duet song which he was planning to get Shamshad Begum to sing with Shaminder. However, Shaminder was bent upon singing this song with Lata Mangeshkar. To fulfill his obsession, he offered a carrot to Sardul by way of financing his Punjabi film. This trick worked with Sardul. I had read elsewhere that Sardul Kwatra was a charming person especially among women folks. Probably with his charm, he must have persuaded Lata Mangeshkar to sing a Punjabi song with a newcomer Shaminder. Fortunately for Shaminder, not only this duet song but all songs sungs by him in this film became hits with the masses of Punjab.

Having tasted success, Shaminder was now interested in singing in Hindi films and again his obsession was singing a duet with Lata Mangeshkar. He got the chance to sing with her in the film ‘Pilpili Saheb’ (1954). It is said that he also got a chance to sing with Asha Bhonsle in some other films but I could not locate any such song in YT. In any case, he did get the chance to sing a song with Geeta Dutt in the film ‘Son of Alibaba’ (1954). I find that he sang almost all of his Hindi film songs under the baton of Sardul Kwatra. Later, Mohinder also took him as a playback singer for Punjabi films.

Having fulfilled his obsession to sing with Lata Mangeshkar, he was no longer very much interested in playback singing. In all, he sang only 15 Hindi songs in 8 films, namely Pilpili Saheb-54, Pensioner-54, Tees Maar Khan-55, Son of Alibaba-55, Jalwa-55, Ghar ghar mein diwali-55, Kala Chashma-62 and finally Mera Desh mera Dharam-73. By late 50s/early 60s, he turned to acting in Punjabi and Hindi films. In Punjabi films he mostly acted in lead roles while in Hindi films, he got side roles in a few films like ‘Aas Ka Panchhi’-1961, ‘Anpadh’ -1962, Bank Robbery-1969 and Sultana Daku-1972. He acted mainly in Punjabi films.
He passed away some time in the early 90s.( The article is a little adapted to include his film and song details.)

I had given the storyline of the film Pilpili Saheb-1954, some 11 years ago, as a comment on the film’s second song presented on 3-11-2011. For the benefit of our new readers, here it is…

PILPILI SAHEB(1954) was a Kwatra film production,produced by Malika and N.S.Kwatra,Directed by H.S.Kwatra and Music by Sardul Kwatra. Thus it was an all family affair.
The film cast was full of funsters like Agha,Sunder,Mehmood and a couple of beauties like Shyama,Kuldip kaur,Lalita kumari,Helen,Mumtaz(old),but still it failed at the Box office.

The story and Dialogues were by S.P.Bakshi and S.K.Prabhakar and s/play by Ravi Kapoor.

Pilpili Saheb is an Emotional-Romantic Musical-Comedy-Thriller Family Drama Film crafted with excellence by H.S. Kwatra. The Story revolves around the life of Pilpili Saheb (played by Agha)- A Kind-Hearted man living alone in this world and loves to live by his means and falls in love with Rani (played by Shyama)- A Sweet girl and wants to marry her. He crossed every obstacle and hurdles in front of him and wanted her to love him- without knowing she is married to another man (played by Pran), leading to consequences.

In this film Agha is PILPILI SAHEB.In his villege,he loves Rani(Shyama) for whom he wants to build a Taj Mahal,but first he must win her love to marry her and she should die before him !

To get her he tries everything,leaves the village,rides a Donkey,cleans utensils,becomes a photographer,acts on stage-a clown,a villain,a Hero etc etc.
There is a twist in the tale.Thru a stage artist,it is revealed that Rani is already a married woman and her husband is Pran.
Even his friend Sunder who loves Kuldip Kaur,marries and lives happily.

Indian cine goers have fixed ideas about the end results of a film-like Good wins over Bad,Lovers either unite or die,The Poor wins in the end etc.The end either has to be a Tragedy or a happy ending.

Pilpili Saheb had an utterly strange ending which was seen as cheating by the viewers,instead of getting amused. Therefore,although the film had good music,comedy scenes etc,still it failed miserably at the Box office.

Let us now listen to this rare song of Meena Mangeshkar, with sister Usha Mangeshkar and Shaminder Singh.


Song-Sapnon ki duniya mein naye rang laaya (Pilpili Sahab)(1954) Singers- Shaminder Singh, Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Mangeshkar, Lyricist- Shailendra, MD- Sardul Kwatra

Lyrics

dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana

sapnon ki duniya mein naye rang laaya
o man bhaaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
sapnon ki duniya mein naye rang laaya
o man bhaaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana

galiyon mein nikli hain gokul ki goriyaan
gokul ki goriyaan
gokul ki goriyaan
o o o o o o
haathon mein
haan haan haathon mein pichkaari
nainon mein doriyaan
nainon mein doriyaan
nainon mein doriyaan
o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa
aankhon mein aao tumhen dil ne bulaaya
jiya lahraaya
phaagun aaya jee
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana

ankhiyaan churaa ke yoon bachke na jaao ji
bachke na jaao ji
bachke na jaao ji
o o o o o
rang daalo
haan haan rang daalo hamko
ya aap rang jaao ji
aap rang jaao ji
aap rang jaao ji
o o o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa
aise mein jisne bhi daaman bachaaya
wo pachhtaaya
phaagun aaya jee
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
sapnon ki duniya mein naye rang laaya
o man bhaaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa 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.

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#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #

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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 156 # Missing Films of 1972 -01#
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Welcome all to this post!!!

Regulars on the blog must be aware that last year ‘2021’ we celebrated ‘fifty years’ of the year ‘1971’. And with the ending of the year ‘2021’, ‘1971’ has become ‘fifty years old now’ 😊.

The New Year ‘2022’ marks the beginning of ‘fifty years’ for the year ‘1972’. So, it is quite appropriate for us to have a look on the movies ‘released / unreleased’ in 1972 and their status on the blog. To start with, we will begin this ‘celebration’ by adding the ‘missing films’ of 1972 on the blog first.

If one goes through the HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) and start reading the list of movies for the year ‘1972’, alphabetically the very first movie mentioned is ‘Aakraant’. This movie has so far not been represented on the blog. But then, there is no information about the songs in this movie.

The second, third, and fourth movies are ‘Aanbaan’, ‘Aankh Micholi’, and ‘Aankhon Aankhon Mein’ respectively. All the three movies have been represented on the blog. The fifth movie in the list in HFGK is ‘Achchhaa Buraa’ which is yet to be represented on the blog. Today we get introduced to this movie from 1972 – ‘Achchhaa Buraa’.

“Achchhaa Buraa” was directed by Mohammad Hussain for Upkar Prdouctions, Bombay.  The star cast is listed as Anupama, Dev Dutt, Dev Kumar, NA Ansari, Neelam, Sushma, Tuntun, Meena T, Mohan Choti, Praveen Pal, Shyam Kumar, Polsan, Shefali, V Gopal, PS Khan, Shammi, Rinku, Baby Yasmeen, Asit Sen, Bela Bose, Madhumati, Rajani and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 05.07.1972.

This movie had four songs – three written by Asad Bhopali and one written by Balkavi Bairagi. Music for this movie was composed by Raj Kamal. The list of songs in this movie is as given below.

S No Song Title Singer/s
01 Wallaah hamse poochho tum kitni haseen ho Mohd Rafi, Kishna Kalle
02 Soneyaa, jaata kahaan hai dil todke, pyaar ka raasta chhodke Usha Mangeshkar
03 Do dilon mein hamesha muhabbat rahe Hemlata, Sulakshana Pandit
04 Kuchh aisa kar ooparwaale, tod taadkar sab taale Manna Dey

I was not aware of this movie or its songs. Its only through HFGK that I got to know about this movie. The songs of this movie have been uploaded recently (i.e., in 2019). I remember I have looked for its songs earlier, but they were not available before. Now audio link of the above songs is available. (I could not locate video links of these songs).

Lyrics for the today’s song are written by Asad Bhopali and music is composed by Raj Kamal. This song is sung by Usha Mangeshkar, and it is a lovely-sweet song. I guess it should have been picturised on the actress of this movie Anupama. I could not find more information about this movie except the details given in HFGK (Vol-V). Though there have been one more movie with the same title in the year ‘1983’. I have not watched that movie either.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie ‘Achchhaa Buraa’ and picturisation of the songs from this movie.

Let us now listen to the today’s beautiful song … only audio of this song is available …

With this song the movie ‘Achchhaa Buraa’ (1972) makes its debut on the blog 😊

Song – Soneyaa, Jaata Kahaan Hai Dil Tod Ke (Achcha Bura) (1972) Singer – Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Raj Kamal

Lyrics

ho soneyaa aa
soneyaa

jaata kahaan hai dil tod ke
pyaar ka raasta chhod ke
main to de doongi jaan
be-imaan bairiyaa
jaane naa doongi mukh mod ke
soneyaa aa aa aa aa

pyaasi jawaani
tujh ko pukaare
o deewaane
baat pyaar ki maan jaa aa aa aa aa
ab to samajh le ae
dil ke ishaare ae
kar na bahaane
baat pyaar ki maan jaa
ho tere binaa channa mar jawaangi
ho zulmi
naa jaa dilon ka naata tod ke
pyaar ka raasta chhod ke
main to de doongi jaan
be-imaan bairiyaa
jaane naa doongi mukh mod ke
soneyaa aa aa aa aa

uff ye gussaa
uff ye tevar
us pe nakhre ae
haaye teri kya baat hai ae ae ae ae
dil mein mohabbat
aankhon mein nafrat
ab ham samjhe
oye teri kya baat hai
ho tere utton waari waari jawaangi
ho maahiya
na ja dilaan da naata tod ke
pyaar ka raasta chhod ke
main to de doongi jaan
be-imaan bairiyaa
jaane naa doongi mukh mod ke
soneyaa aa aa aa aa

pyaar se badh ke ae
aa phailaa de
baahen apni
aaj roothhna chhod ke ae ae ae ae
tu jo mujhko
galey laga le
o nirmohi
aaj roothhnaa chhod ke ae
o sadkaa main tainu chadhaawaangi
heereyaa
na ja dilon ka naata tod ke
pyaar ka raasta chhod ke
main to de doongi jaan
be-imaan bairiyaa
jaane naa doongi mukh mod ke
soneyaa aa aa aa aa
heereyaa aa aa aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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हो सोनेया॰॰आ॰॰आ
सोनेया

जाता कहाँ है दिल तोड़ के
प्यार का रास्ता छोड़ के
मैं तो दे दूँगी जान
बेईमान बैरिया
जाने ना दूँगी मुख मोड़ के
सोनेया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

प्यासी जवानी
तुझको पुकारे
ओ दीवाने
बात प्यार की मान जा॰॰आ॰॰आ
अब तो समझ ले
दिल के इशारे
कर ना बहाने
बात प्यार की मान जा
हो तेरे बिना चन्ना मर जावांगी
हो ज़ुल्मी
ना जा दिलों का नाता तोड़ के
प्यार का रास्ता छोड़ के
मैं तो दे दूँगी जान
बेईमान बैरिया
जाने ना दूँगी मुख मोड़ के
सोनेया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

उफ़्फ़ ये गुस्सा
उफ़्फ़ ये तेवर
उस पे नखरे
हाए तेरी क्या बात है
दिल में मोहब्बत
आंखों में नफरत
अब हम समझे
ओय तेरी क्या बात है
हो तेरे उत्तों वारी वारी जावांगी
हो माहिया
ना जा दिलों का नाता तोड़ के
प्यार का रास्ता छोड़ के
मैं तो दे दूँगी जान
बेईमान बैरिया
जाने ना दूँगी मुख मोड़ के
सोनेया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ

प्यार से बढ़ कर
आ फैला दे
बाहें अपनी
आज रूठना छोड़ के॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
तू जो मुझको
गले लगा ले
ओ निर्मोही
आज रूठना छोड़ के॰॰ए
ओ सदका मैं तैनू चढ़ावांगी
हीरेया
ना जा दिलों का नाता तोड़ के
प्यार का रास्ता छोड़ के
मैं तो दे दूँगी जान
बेईमान बैरिया
जाने ना दूँगी मुख मोड़ के
सोनेया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ
हीरेया॰॰आ॰॰आ॰॰आ


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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, November 5, 2021 is the 13th Remembrance Day of producer-director, B R Chopra. I admire him for his courage to make films on sensitive and socially relevant issues at a time when most of other producers would have avoided such issues. As far as I know, B R Chopra became the director without working under any one of the well-known directors of his time or even working in any other departments of the film making which is laudable.

Baldev Raj Chopra (22/04/1914 – 05/11/2008) was born in Rahon village in Ludhiana district of Punjab. His father was working in the Public Works Department in Lahore. So, most of his childhood, school and college education were done in Lahore. As a teenager, he was fascinated by films. After the completion of M A in English literature from Punjab University, he took a job as a film journalist for a film magazine, ‘Cine Herald’ which was published from Lahore so that he connects with the film personalities. Over a period of time, he took over the management of the magazine which he managed until 1947.

Just a couple of months before the partition, some friends of B R Chopra’s father suggested him to make a film which they would finance. So, he started his first film, ‘Chandni Chowk’ based on a story by I S Johar. G A Chishti was to be the music director and Khayyam, his assistant. Unfortunately, the film had to be abandoned in the wake of communal riots following the partition. B R Chopra along with his family migrated to Delhi and resumed working as a film journalist for some time. However, his heart was in the film making.

B R Chopra shifted to Mumbai with most of his joint family members sometime in 1948. With the pooling of all the resources from the family, he co-produced and directed ‘Karwat’ (1949) which bombed at the box office. After this, he became apprehensive about making one more attempt in film making. It was one of his friends who bumped in B R Chopra at a café and assured him that he would arrange the finance provided B R Chopra directed the film. That was how the film ‘Afsaana’ (1951) happened which he co-produced and directed based on a story written by I S Johar. The film was a box office success.

B R Chopra co-produced and directed his next two films, ‘Shole’ (1953) and his stalled film of 1947 – ‘Chaandni Chowk’ (1954) with his friend and partner financing these films. While ‘Shole’ (1953) did the average business, ‘Chaandni Chowk’ (1954) was a box office success.

In 1955, with the death of his partner, their joint venture in film production was dissolved. B R Chopra set up his own film production banner, B R Films. The banner’s logo had an interesting text in Latin, ‘Ars longa vita brevis’, meaning ‘Art is long, life is short’. The banner produced its first film, ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956) with a theme of widow remarriage. It was a bold decision on the part of B R Chopra to produce and direct a film with such a sensitive subject in his maiden venture. But the risk paid off. The film scored a box office success.

B R Chopra produced and directed his next film, ‘Naya Daur’ (1957) with a theme of ‘man versus machine’. This was the film, with which Sahir Ludhianvi’s association with B R Films started as a full-pledged lyricist which continued until his death in 1980 with some break during 1976-79. In ‘Sadhna’ (1958), he took the subject of rehabilitation of a prostitute. In ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ (1959), B R Chopra portrayed the issues concerning the children born out of wedlock. In this film, B R Chopra entrusted the direction to his younger brother, Yash Chopra which was his maiden film as a director. Another brother, Dharam Chopra debuted as a full-time cinematographer with this film. Both these films were highly successful on the box office front.

B R Chopra experimented with his first songless film, ‘Kaanoon’ (1960) which focused on the capital punishment based on the eye witness and questioned whether one man’s words should cost another man’s life. It was a daring effort on the part of B R Chopra to produce the songless film especially at a time when the film songs had become one of the main ingredients for the box office success of the films. Later, he also produced another songless film, ‘Ittefaaq’ (1969) which happened to be last film B R Chopra and Yash Chopra worked together.

‘Gumraah’ (1963) was a personal triumph for B R Chopra as a director for his matured handling of a theme of extra-marital affair. He was successful in garnering sympathy for all the three protagonists of the film – Ashok Kumar as husband, Mala Sinha as his cheating wife and Sunil Dutt as the lover of Mala Sinha. By the way, in the same year (1963), ‘Ye Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke’ (1963) was released with a same theme.

‘Waqt’ (1965) was B R Chopra’s first colour. multi-starer and a high budget film. The film was directed by Yash Chopra. The usual ‘lost and found’ formula got reinvented with this film with sleek screen-play and dialogues. For the first time, a B R Film had elaborate sets and high glamour quotients. This film set the trend for Yash Chopra when he produced and directed films under his own banner.

During his 5 decades of association with Hindi films, B R Chopra produced 35 films and directed 20 films. Some of the major films he produced were ‘Hamraaz’ (1967), ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ (1969), ‘Daastaan’ (1973), a remake of ‘Afsaana’ (1951), ‘Dhund’ (1973), ‘Zameer’ (1974), ‘Chhoti Si Baat’ (1975), ‘Karm’ (1977), ‘Pati, Patni Aur Woh’ (1978), ‘The Burning Train’ (1979), ‘Insaaf Ka Taraazu’ (1980), ‘Nikkah; (1982), ‘Mazdoor’ (1983), ‘Tawaif’ (1984) ‘Aawaam’ (1987), ‘Kal Ki Aawaaz’ (1992), ‘Baaghbaan’ (2003), ‘Baabul’ (2006), ‘Bhootnath’ (2008) etc.

In 1972, Yash Chopra separated from B R Films and established his own banner, Yash Raj Films. This separation seems to have affected B R Films as most of his film made after Yash Chopra’s exit from B R Films, did not reach the level of successes as his earlier films got. However, B R Chopra undertook a mammoth work of TV serial ‘Mahabharat’ for Doordarshan with 94 episodes which were telecast during 1988-90. ‘Mahabharat’ became one of the most successful TV serials which was high TRP ratings even on the repeat telecasts.

‘Baaghbaan’ 2003) was a sort of a ‘come back’ film for B R Films followed by ‘Baabul’ (2006). However, B R Films could not sustain the new success as both B R Chopra and his son, Ravi Chopra passed away in 2008 and 2014 respectively. After ‘Bhootnath’ (2008), B R Films have not produced any film.

B R Chopra was conferred with Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1998 in recognition of his contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinemas. He was awared Padma Bhushan in 2001.

‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956) was the first film produced and directed by B R Chopra under his own banner, B R Films. The star cast included Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Sunil Dutt, Yashodhara Katju, Ravikant, Manik Kapoor, Uma Dutt, Nazir Kashmiri, Radhakishen etc. Kumkum and Radhika were the guest actors in the film.

The film had 8 songs (including one multiple version) of which 7 songs have already been covered on the Blog, the details of which are as under:

Songs Date of Posting Singers
Chali gori pee ke milan ko chali 31/01/2009 Hemant Kumar
Saanwle salone aaye din bahaar ke 21/04/2009 Hemant Kumar -Lata
Bade bhaiyya laaye hain London se chhori 11/04/2012 Asha Bhosle
Chamka ban kar aman ka taara 15/08/2012 Lata-Hemant Kumar
Bekas ki aabroo ko neelaam kar ke chhoda 27/11/2012 Lata Mangeshkar
So ja nanhe mere tu to so jaa Multiple version song 31/03/2021 Hemant Kumar-Lata Mangeshkar

On the occasion of 13th Remembrance Day of B R Chopra, I present a song ‘kaisi lagi jaaye to jaaye jiya’ from ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956) rendered by Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. The song is written by Majrooh Sultanpuri which is set to music by Hemant Kumar. It is a dance song in which Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar sing for Kumkum and Radhika respectively.

With this song, all the songs from ‘Ek Hi Raasta’ (1956) have been covered on the Blog.

Note: The early life sketch of B R Chopra is based on his interview recorded in 1995 after he was conferred ‘Filmfare Life Time Achievement Award’. The interview was published on April 4, 1997 in rediff.com.

Audio

Video

Song-Kaisi lagi kaisi lagi (Ek Hi Raasta)(1956) Singers-Asha Bhosle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Hemant Kumar
Both

Lyrics

kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote aisi lagi

kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote aisi lagi
kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhote aisi lagi

kothhe pe main to khadi thhi bholepan mein
chori chori koi samaaya mere man mein
kothhe pe main to khadi thhi bholepan mein
chori chori koi samaaya mere man mein
dheere se bolo jiya
kaisi lagi
dheere se bolo jiya
kaisi lagi

aisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote
aisi lagi
kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote aisi lagi

jiya na maane ke ruk ruk machle
koi ye pukaare bache to zara bach le
jiya na maane ke ruk ruk machle
koi ye pukaare bache to zara bach le

haaye re haaye daiyya
kaisi lagi
haaye re haaye daiyya
kaisi lagi
aisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhote aisi lagi

kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote aisi lagi

dar ke maare kaleja mora dhadke
kahin more saiyyan ye chunri pakad ke
dar ke maare kaleja mora dhadke
kahin more saiyyan ye chunri pakad ke
laagoon main tohra piya
kaisi lagi
laagoon main tohra piya
kaisi lagi

aisi lagi
aisi lagi
aisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote
aisi lagi
kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote
aisi lagi
kaisi lagi
kaisi lagi
jaaye to jaaye jiya
laagi na chhoote
aisi lagi


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Today (4 november 2021) is the Deepaawali, the festival of lights.

Believe it or not, this happens to be the 14th deepaawali for the blog ! To last this long as a blog is quite an achievement.

During the occasions of previous deepaawalis, we have discussed as many as 37 deepaawali songs. All popular Deepaawali songs, including iconic songs have been covered in the past.

When I checked up the past Deepaawali articles, I realised that I had covered many interesting topics while discussing deepaawali. One of those topics was air quality or lack thereof. It is considered a topical subject because whenever Deepaawali arrives, messages spring up in Indian social media telling us that firecrrackers that we burst during deepaawali pollutes the environment.

Of late, there have been some studies that have pointed out that pollution in India is not because of Deepaawali, which lasts for just one day but because of other reasons, that take place over longer durations.

The real cause for pollution in India is like this- 51% of air pollution is due to industrial activities, 27 % due to vehicles, 17% due to crop burning and only 5% due to fireworks.

There is this 80-20 principle, or Pareto principle which states that 20 percent activities give 80 percent of the results. So, we need to take care of these 80 % results and address the 20 percent activities that are causing them. So, if we in India are serious about improving air pollution, then we have to address the major contributors namely industrial activities, vehicle pollution and crop burning. Singling out Deepaawali, when 95 % of pollution is contribued by other activitites is hypocrisy and dishonesty on the part of these activists with selective agenda.

These activists would want us to believe that Indian cities are the most polluted and India is the most polluted country, because it is the only major country that celebrates Deepaawali.

I visited a site (iqair.com) that displays Air Quality index for major cities as well as nations. What I found in that site was quite revealing.

According to it, the top 15 most polluted cities of the world (at 8 AM on 4 november 2021) are :

SN Major City US AQI US AQI Classification
1 Lahore, Pakistan 289 Very unhealthy
2 Delhi, India 213 Very unhealthy
3 Beijing, China 199 unhealthy
4 Karachi, Pakistan 179 unhealthy
5 Kolkata, India 179 unhealthy
6 Shenyang, China 171 unhealthy
7 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 170 unhealthy
8 Mumbai, India 169 unhealthy
9 Wuhan, China 161 unhealthy
10 Dhaka, Bangladesh 160 unhealthy
11 Kabul, Afghanistan 158 unhealthy
12 Kathmandu, Nepal 152 unhealthy
13 Jakarta, Indonesia 150 unhealthy
14 Sofia, Bulgaria 139 unhealthy for sensitive groups
15 Kuwait City, Kuwait 132 unhealthy for sensitive groups

In the top 15 major cities, three Indian cities and one Nepali city figure. Other cities do not celebrate Deepaawali.

When I looked at the list of the most polluted countries in the world, I found that India is third in the list. The first two countries above India are our neighbours and they do not celebrate Deepaawali at all.

SN Country US AQI in 2020 (average) US AQI in 2019 (average) US AQI in 2018 (average) Population
1 Bangladesh 77.10 83.30 97.10 164, 689,383
2 Pakistan 59.00 65.80 74.30 220, 892,331
3 India 51.90 58.10 72.50 1,380,004,385
4 Mongolia 46.60 62.00 58.50 3,278,292
5 Afghanistan 46.50 58.80 61.80 38,928,341
6 Oman 44.40 5,106,622
7 Qatar 44.30 2,881,060
8 Kyrgyzstan 43.50 33.20 6,524,191
9 Indonesia 40.70 51.70 42.00 273,523,621
10 Bosnia Herzegovina 40.60 34.60 40.00 3,280,815
11 Bahrain 39.70 46.80 59.80 1,701,583
12 Nepal 39.20 44.50 54.10 29,136,808
13 Mali 37.90 20,250,834
14 China 34.70 39.10 41.20 1,439,323,774
15 Kuwait 34.00 38.30 56.00 4,270,563

So one can see that countries that do not celebrate deepaawali in their lands are even more polluted than India, the country that celebrates deepaawali. So the people who preach India about celebrating deepaawali should train their guns elsewhere if they are actually environment conscious.

It also shows that the reasons for pollutions lie elsewhere. It is indiscipline and third worldly lack of environmental awareness that is the major cause of pollution in these countries. Some of these countries claim to be progressing on the basis of vague figures of GDP per capita or Human development index, but when one looks closely, it turns out that these countries are plucking low hanging fruits, while disregarding pollution laws, minimum wages laws, safety laws etc.

If one wants to have an idea of the development of a country, the best way to gauge its development is its Air Quality Index(AQI). If one looks at the above tables, one finds that all the top polluting countries and cities are third world countries and their cities. Countries that are developed do not figure at the top. Even advanced nations neighbouring third world nations have good AQI while their neighbouring third world countries have poor AQI figures. Some examples of such advanced economies surrounded by third world economies are Israel and Singapore.

So unless a country addresses its environment and cleans up its air, it will not become a developed nation. India is definitely not going to become a developed nation any time soon, seeing its AQI. Same is true for China as well. Their GDP figures may look impressive, but it is gradually coming out that much of their GDP figures may be manipulated and fake. When one looks at AQI index of China, we find that China does figure among the top polluting nations, so it means that China is developing by disregarding enviroment. Sooner or later nature will get back at China. We can already see signs of that happening.

India needs to address its pollution problems, but for that, we first need to identify the real causes of pollution, instead of getting influenced by people with agendas.

I will discuss these matters in detail in future posts.

I have also discussed in the past that Deepaawali, where Goddess Laxmi is worshipped, is best celebrated if we worship Goddess Saraswati first. Worshipping Goddess Saraswati means getting educated, learning skills, upgrading our skills and becoming productive. Then we need to make use of our skills by producing goods and services, which is basically worshipping Lord Vishwkarma. When our goods and services get bought by consumers then we get money in return, or in other words, we are blessed by Goddess Laxmi.

Advanced nations, that figure low down in the list of polluting countries, follow the correct procedure of worshipping Goddess Laxmi. Much of their effort is on research and development (worshipping Goddess Saraswati) and then manufacturing goods or providing services ( worshipping Lord Vishwakarma). They do not consciously worship Goddess Laxmi, but Goddess Laxmi blesses them much more than she blesses Indians who seek to worship her just on the day of deepaawali, without first investing in worshipping Goddess Saraswati and Lord Vishwakarma.

So, I always try to tell my fellow Indians (who care to listen) that we are not worshipping Goddess Laxmi the right way. We need to worship her the way advanced Western countries worship her. Symbolic worship on one particular day will not do. Our worship should be round the clock throughout the year, and it should be to keep upgrading ourselves and keep giving goods and services that are in demand worldwide.

The festival of deepaawali, as it is celebrated in India, is easily the most important festival for Indian economy. Now that the effects of Covid 19 virus on India are receding, this deepaawali festival is likely to give a big boost to Indian economy, which is looking up after a forgettable year. I hope that the worst is over for India as well as the rest of the world.

On this occasion, I discuss a song from “Jai Mahalaxmi Maa”(1976). This movie was directed by Vijay Sharma for Pearl Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Ashish Kumar, Kanan Kaushal, Anita Guha, Chaand Usmani, Sapru, Sujata, B M Vyas, S N tripathi, Renu, Sundar, Bharhchaari, Dilip Dutt, Neelam, Sheikh, Anant Marathe, Helen, Dalda, Hari Shukla, Narmada Shankar , Habeeb etc. The movie also had special appearances by Jagdeep, Mahipal and Jeewan.

“Jai Mahalaxmi Maa”(1976) had five songs in it.

Here is the first song from the movie. This son, the theme song of the movie, is sung by Usha Mangeshkar and chorus. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

The song is picturised on Kanan Kaushal and others.

With this song, “Jai Mahalaxmi Maa”(1976) makes its debut in the blog.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy, prosperous and safe deepaawali. Let us give our best (my way of worshipping Goddess Saraswati) and I am sure she will shower her wishes on us in abundant measure.

Audio

Video

Song- Jai hey mahalaxmi maa naiyya meri paar karo (Jai Mahalaxmi Maa)(1975) Singer-Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

jai hey mahalaxmi maa
jai hey mahalaxmi maa
naiyya meri paar karo
jai hey mahalaxmi maa
naiyya meri paar karo
jholi phailaaye khadi ee
jholi phailaaye khadi
maiyya bhandaar bharo o o
jai hey mahalaxmi maa
naiyya meri paar karo
jai hey mahalaxmi maa
naiyya meri paar karo

tu hai dayaalu maiyya mamta bhari
laakhon dukhiyon ki toone vipda hari
tu hai dayaalu maiyya mamta bhari
laakhon dukhiyon ki toone vipda hari

hum bhi aaye sharan tihaari
hum bhi aaye sharan tihaari
hum pe bhi to zara dhyaan dharo o o
jai hey mahalaxmi maa
naiyya meri paar karo
jai hey mahalaxmi maa
naiyya meri paar karo

aayi deewaali aayi
deepak jalen
teri kripa ho to sabhi phoolen phalen
aayi deewaali aayi
deepak jalen
teri kripa ho to sabhi phoolen phalen

sukh sampati se ghar bhar jaaye
sukh sampati se ghar bhar jaaye
itna sa upkaar karo o
jai hey mahalaxmi maa
naiyya meri paar karo
jai hey mahalaxmi maa
naiyya meri paar karo

jholi phailaaye khadi
maiyya bhandaar bharo o o
jai hey mahalaxmi maa
naiyya meri paar karo
jai hey mahalaxmi maa
naiyya meri paar karo


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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.

This article is his 700th post in the blog.

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4851 Post No. : 16641

O P Nayyar was an odd man out in Hindi film industry as a music director. He did not have the formal or informal training in the music. He did not undergo ‘apprenticeship’ under any music directors. He did not work with Lata Mangeshkar during his entire career as a music director. The top three star-actors of 1950s and 60s – Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor avoided him as a music director after working with him for one or two films. He did not work with Raj Khosla after his spate with him in ‘Ek Musaafir Ek Haseena’ (1962). His egoistic, stubborn, ‘calling spade a spade’ type of nature and some shades of eccentricities should have made him persona non grata in the Hindi film industry. Despite all these odds, he attained the status of one of the top music directors of Hindi films during 1950s and 1960s.

I always felt that O P Nayyar was the ‘Eklavya’ of Hindi film music – a self-trained music director who got inspirations from more than one Dronachaya of music directors – R C Boral, Pankaj Mullick, Ghulam Haider and Anil Biswas. As a teenager, O P Nayyar was fascinated by the films of New Theatres which he watched in Lahore. He was mesmerised by the songs of K L Saigal and Pankaj Mullick which guided him to pursue the singing career. He was a regular singer of bhajans and ghazals on AIR, Lahore in the 1940s until the partition. Two of his Kabir dohas which he used to recite on AIR. Lahore were recorded and released on HMV disc in 1943. He composed his first recorded song – a non-film, ‘preetam aan milo’ in the voice of C H Atma in 1945 which became very popular.

After shifting to Mumbai following the partition, O P Nayyar’s first three films – ‘Aasmaan’ (1952), ‘Cham Chama Cham’ (1952) and ‘Baaz’ (1953) turned out to be the flop films. It was only after a huge box office success of ‘Aar Paar’ (1954) that O P Nayyar established himself as music director and remained one of the top music directors of Hindi films until about end-1960s.

O P Nayyar achieved his musical career progression despite the handicap of his stubbornness and other traits. The same handicap also resulted in his downfall. In 1966, he had a spate with Mohammed Rafi during one of the songs recording of ‘Saawan Ki Ghata’ (1966) after which he did not work with Rafi for a long time. In 1974, Asha Bhosle, his muse of over 15 years, decided to part with him in what appears to be the clash of egos. By this time, Asha Bhosle had also become a force to reckon with in Hindi film music.

O P Nayyar’s musical journey virtually ended by mid-1970 though he did a few sporadic films until 1995. He spent rest of his life in isolation away from film industry and his family until his death in January 2007.

The question that may come to the minds of many Hindi film music enthusiasts as to how O P Nayyar could churn out many beautifully crafted songs based on Hindustani classical raags. In this context, it is worth mentioning the observations of Ustad Ameer Khan when he heard all the 11 songs of ‘Phaagun’ (1958). When O P Nayyar met Ustad Ameer Khan in some context, the latter asked him as to why he had composed all the 11 songs in Raag Pilu. O P Nayyar had no answers except to tell him it was just a coincidence that his compositions matched with Raag Pilu. Incidentally, Ustad Ameer Khan rendered for O P Nayyar, a bandish, jogiya mere ghar aaye in raag Lalit in ‘Raagini’ (1958). In the later years, Ustad Ameer Khan pointed out to him that in akeli hoon main piya aaa from ‘Sambandh’ (1969), he has used about 16 different raagas. Probably, music composition was God’s gift to O P Nayyar.

O P Nayyar has composed many raag-based songs, some of which are semi-classical compositions in the films like ‘Aasmaan’ (1952), ‘Naya Daur’ (1957), ‘Raagini’ (1958), ‘Phaagun’ (1959), ‘Kalpana’ (1960), ‘Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon’ (1963) etc. Almost all of his semi-classical songs have been covered on the Blog. But there is one semi-classical song which did not get as much attention from the Hindi film music lovers as it deserved. The song is from an obscure film ‘Qaidi’ (1957) which is yet to be covered on the Blog.

‘Qaidi (1957) was produced by F C Mehra under his banner, Eagle Films and was directed by Mohammed Hussain. The star cast included Padmini, Suresh, Anwar Hussain, Helen, Agha, Ragini, Leela, Johny Walker, M Kumar, Kamal Mehra, Rajan Kapoor etc. It was a ‘B’ grade action-oriented film. The film was released in January 1957.

The film had 8 songs of which 6 songs have been covered on the Blog. All the songs were written by Jaan Nisaar Akhtar which were set to music by O P Nayyar. I am presenting the 7th song, ‘bedardi preet nahi jaani’ which is a semi-classical song rendered by Asha Bhosle and Usha Mangeshkar. The video clip of the song is not available on any of the video sharing platforms. There is one audio clip which is available with an average sound quality. I have, therefore, made a new video clip from a mp3 clip of the song with me in a better sound quality and have uploaded the same.

From the lyrics as well as taraanas, the song appears to be picturised on two dancers. From the star cast, there are 4 dancers in the film – Padmini, Ragini, Helen and Leela. From the available video clips of the songs, it is observed that Asha Bhosle has sung both for Padmini and Helen in the film. In addition, Shamshad Begum has also sung for Padmini. If the song is used for the dance competition, it is quite likely that the dancers could be Padmini and Ragini as both are trained Bharatnatyam dancers and in the film, Ragini plays the role of Padmini’s friend.

I am not able to tell on which Raag the song has been composed. However, the tune closely resembles that of ae ri jaane na doongi from ‘Chitralekha’ (1964) which, according to Swarganga, is based on Raag Kamod.

Note: In this article, I have taken some inputs from an interview of O P Nayyar which appeared on http://www.cinemasangeet.com. and also from an article on O P Nayyar which was published in millenniumpost.

Audio Clip:

Song-Bedardi preet nahin jaani (Qaidi)(1957) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-O P Nayyar
Both

Lyrics

tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee
tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee

bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
main to roothhi sajanwaa
jaa tum sang nahin bo….loon
naahi boloo..n
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee

jaa jaa jaa jaa re sainyyaan more
kaahe hamri bainyyaan marore
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jaa jaa jaa jaa re sainyyaan more
kaahe hamri bainyyaan marore

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jaa jaa jaa jaa re sainyyaan more
kaahe hamri bainyyaan marore

ghoonghat ke pat main nahin kholoon
ghoonghat ke pat main nahin kholoon
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
main to roothhi sajanwaa
jaa tum sang nahin bo…loon
naahi boloo…n
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee

main na tere bas mein aaun
jaa re jaa nahin ankhiyaan milaaun
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main na tere bas mein aaun
jaa re jaa nahin ankhiyaan milaaun/font>
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main na tere bas mein aaun
jaa re jaa nahin ankhiyaan milaaun

kaahe sainyyaan main teri ho loon
kaahe sainyyaan main teri ho loon
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee

main to roothhi sajanwaa
jaa tum sang nahin bo….loon
naahin boloo…n
bedardi preet nahin jaani ee
tana naadir dirta ni ta nata taani ee


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4847 Post No. : 16636

‘The Burning Train -1980’ was directed by Ravi Chopra for B.R. Films, Bombay. It was produced by B.R. Chopra. Ravi Chopra also wrote the story of this movie.

It had Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh, Danny, Vinod Mehra, Jeetendra, Navin Nischol, Simi, Asha Sachdev, Padmini Kapila, Romesh Sharma, Payal, Asrani, Ranjeet, Iftekhar, Om Shivpuri, Sujit Kumar, Nana Palsikar, Rajendra Nath, Mukri, Keshto Mukherji, Padma Khanna, Komila Virk, Nazir Hussain, Indrani Mukherji, Paintal, Dinesh Thakur, Yunus Parvez, Shammi, Ravindra Kapoor, T.P. Jain, Jankidas, Jagdish Raj, Gufi, Sudha Shivpuri, M. Rajan, Uma Dhawan, Mac Mohan, Anand Balraj, Prem Bedi, Master Bittoo, Baby Khushboo, Junior Danny, Master Romy, Master Salim and others. Madan Puri, Chandrashekhar, Satyen Kappu and Urmila Bhatt make a guest appearance in this movie.

Its screenplay and dialogues were written by Kamleshwar. Pran Mehra was the chief editor for this movie and S.B. Mane and R.P. Bapat assisted him.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.03.1980.

This movie had six songs penned by Sahir Ludhianvi and composed by R.D. Burman. Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Mohd Rafi, Padmini Kolhapure and Sushma Shreshtha and Usha Mangeshkar gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

So far, four songs from this movie have been posted on the blog earlier. Here are the details of all the six songs in this movie;

Sr.no. Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Ae Ae la laa laa laa … meri nazar hai tujhpe Asha Bhonsle
02 La laa laa laa …pehli nazar mein hamne to apna… Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Usha Mangeshkar
03 Kisi ke waade pe kyon hamne aitbaar kiyaa Asha Bhonsle 22.02.2021
04 Waada, haan jee waada, jab tak amber par taare… Asha Bhonsle,Kishore Kumar 08.12.2016
05 Pal do pal ka saath hamaaraa Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi 08.12.2008
06 Teri hai zameen tera aasmaan Sushma Shreshtha, Padmini Kolhapure 17.10.2012

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Usha Mangeshkar.

The final tally of Sahir- R.D. Burman collaboration including this song looks like this now;

Name of the Movie Year Songs of lyricist in the blog Song penned by lyricist in movie as per HFGK Song penned by lyricist in movie as per the book -The People’s Poet
Aa Galey Lag Jaa 1973 6 6 5
Joshila 1973 8 8 8
Deewaar 1975 5 5 5
The Burning Train 1980 5 6 6

let us now enjoy today’s song picturized on Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna and Parveen Babi.

Today (25 october 2021) is the remembrance day of Sahir Ludhianvi. We pay our homage to him on this occasion.

Audio

Video

Song-Pehli nazar mein hamne to apna dil de diya thha tujhko (The Burning Train)(1980) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

la laa laa laa laa
la laa la la laa lala
la laa laa la la la laa laa
la la la laa la la la laa laa
la la la
la laa la la la laa laa

pehli nazar mein
hamne to apnaa
dil de diyaa thhaa tumko
par tumne der lagaayi
ruk ruk ke baat badhhaayi

waise to hamne
dil se hi tumse
apnaa liyaa thhaa tumko
par jaan ke baat chhupaayi
naa kah ke qadar badhhaayi

dekha tumhen to hamne ae
sabse nazar uthhaa li ee ee
khone ki cheez kho di
paane ki cheez paa li ee ee
ho seedhe na sahi ee
ghoom ke sahi
mil to gaye hain ae ae
la laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa
pehli nazar mein
hamne to apnaa
dil de diyaa thhaa tumko
par tumne der lagaayi
ruk ruk ke baat badhhaayi
laa laa laa aa

hamne tumhaari khaatir
kya kya kiye bahaane ae
ho o o o o
aasaan nahin mohabbat
ab to ye baat maane ae
thhoda nahin kam
jaise bhi hon ham
mil to gaye hain
pehli nazar mein
hamne to apnaa
dil de diyaa thhaa tumko
par tumne der lagaayi
ruk ruk ke baat badhhaayi

likkhaa thhaa aasmaan par
yoon hi ye khel honaa aa
pehle nazar ulajhnaa aa
phir dil ka mel honaa aa
ho o o
chhodo ye giley ae ae
jaise bhi miley
mil to gaye hain ae ae
pehli nazar mein
hamne to apnaa
dil de diyaa thhaa tumko
laa laa laa laa laa
par tumne der lagaayi
ruk ruk ke baat badhhaayi
la laa la la laa
la laa la la laa
la laa laa la la la laa laa
la la la laa la la la laa laa
la la la laa la la la laa laa


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4831 Post No. : 16611

Today’s song is from a South Indian film, dubbed into Hindi – Piya Milan-1958.

The decade of the 50’s saw almost a spate of Hindi films from South. Some were dubbed, some were remakes and a few were first made in Hindi before they were remade into Tamil or Telugu etc.

Film Titles having the word ” Piya” were made in every decade since the advent of the Talkie films, till the end of the Century.

30’s – Piya Pyaare-1934, Piya ki Jogan-1936
40″s – Piya Milaqn-1945, Piya Ghar Aaja-1947
50″s – Piya (UR), Piya Milan-1958
60″s – Piya Milan ki Aas-1961
70’s – Piya Ka Ghar-1972
80’s – Piya Milan 1985
90’s – Piya ki Jogan-1997.

Except the 2 films of the 30’s and the un released film, I have seem most other films. I consider ‘ Piya Ka Ghar”-1972 as the best among the ‘Piya’ films. It was a remake of a Hit Marathi film – Mumbaicha Jawai-1970. It was directed by my favourite Basu Chaterjee. A genuinely talented actress Jaya Bhaduri was cast opposite a very handsome Non Actor Anil Dhavan in this film.

Film “Piya Milan” was originally a Tamil film MARMAVEERA-56, dubbed in Hindi by R R Productions. The film was originally made by Jubilee films, Madras. The star cast was Shri Ram, Vyjayantimala, Raja Sulochana, V.Nagaiah, T S Baliah, P S Veerappa, Tanghvelu, Chandra Babu etc.

The Hindi version was directed by Raghunath and the music was by Ramesh Naidu. Most songs were having the same tunes as given by the Tamil original’s composer S.Vedhu. The Hindi songs were written by Harsh(3) and Hasrat Jaipuri(6).

The greatest attraction of this film was the Guest appearance by N T Rama Rao, Sivaji Ganeshan and Gemini Ganeshan.

These are the heavyweight actors of the south. Since the 1950’s decade, every south artiste’s dream was to shine in Hindi film industry, because Hindi films meant All India fame and an honour. In this dream many actresses achieved success, but comparatively actors were almost nowhere. The only name perhaps could be taken was that of actor Ranjan and few more. However, Jamuna, Vaijayantimala, Hema malini, Ragini, Padmini, Rekha and many more actresses from South became famous in Hindi films. Likewise when the Tamil and Telugu industry became a big one, many actresses like Khushbu etc from the Hindi land became famous in South films. Somehow males could not achieve this.

One of the major problems for south Indian artistes is the Hindi language. The actresses like Vaijayantimala, Hema Malini and Rekha became experts, but Southern actors could not cross this hurdle. N.T.Ramarao ( 28-5-1923 to 18-1-1996) too tried hard. He featured in 23 Hindi films which were mostly dubbed films barring few. One film Brahmarshi Vishwamitra-1991 was even directed by him. Sivaji Ganeshan (1-10-1927 to 21-7-2001) a winner of the prestigious ” Dadasaheb Phalke Award” in 1996, also featured in 19 Hindi films. Gemini Ganesan-real name R.Ganesan ( 17-11-1920 to 22-3-2005) was actress Rekha’s father. He acted in 24 Hindi films.

Similarly many music directors also had the same desire to shine in Hindi films, but had the same problem of language. One of these MDs was P.Ramesh Naidu who gave music to the Hindi film Piya Milan-1958.

Pasupuleti Ramesh Naidu (Born 18-10-1933,Died 2-9-2005) was born in Kondapalli in Krishna District (Andhra Pradesh). He was so obsessed with music that he ran away and landed in Bombay when he was 14 year old. B R Chopra took him under his wings and Ramesh learnt Instrumentation and orchestration in HMV at Bombay.

He started his music career at the age of 17 years with a Marathi film ” Bhandawal Paahije “-1950, produced, Directed and acted by Kishore Sahu. After a few years he went back to Andhra and got married. He got a son also and then he came to Bombay, on his way to Calcutta. he spent 10 years there giving music to Bangla, Oriya and Nepali films.

He was invited to Madras and he gave music to Amma mata-72. He settled there with his family. He gave music in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. He came to Bombay from time to time to give music to Dubbed and Remade films from the South. He also gave music in a few Bhojpuri films. His Hindi films were Hamlet-54, Jay Simha-54, Piya Milan-58, Nartaki Chitra-65, Ganga Bhavani-79, Azaadi ki Oar-86,and Hum bhi kuch kam nahin-1983.

His first south film was Dampatyam-57 and last was Ish Gup chup-1993. He surpassed Salil Chaudhari by giving music in 10 Indian languages( Salil da gave music in 9 . Ramesh Naidu got the National Award for the film ‘Megh Sandesham’.

Naidu left this world on 2-9-2005, at Hyderabad.

PIYA MILAN-1958 was a story of Kings, Queens and the palace matters. The storyline was…

Maharaja Kulasekhara is the king of Kurni Empire. He has a beautiful daughter Vijaya (Vyjayanti mala), who is in love with a young rich boy, Mahinder (Shri Ram).

Maharaja Parakram Bahu of the neighbouring kingdom comes calling and before going back proposes to Vijaya. he is told that she is already engaged and this alliance is not possible.

Parakram goes back enraged. He consults his vazir, Nari and they decide to destroy Kulasekhara.

They tempt Srimantha, the commander of Kulshekar and then attack Kurni, capture the Maharaja and abduct Vijaya.

The kingdom is then given to Shrimantha. Shrimantha and his cronies torture the poor Janata and loot them.

Suddenly, a masked man called PARAMVEER appears from nowhere and protects the oppressed janata. He also punishes the cronies and Looters.

Meanwhile Parakram Bahu decided to marry Vijaya forcibly.

Getting this news, Paramveer attacks Parakram Bahu in the night ,captures him and rescues the princess Vijaya.

Then Param veer leads a mutiny and defeats Srimantha and rescues Maharaja Kulasekhara.

Finally, it is revealed that Param Veer is no one else but Mahinder ,the fiance of Vijaya.

All is well, after this.

Today’s song is sung by Usha Mangeshkar and Om Verma. I do not know anything about this singer and even after my attempts, I failed to get his information from any known source. But it does seem that this was his only song in a Hindi film. The video shows the song shot on Helen and an actor whom I could not recognise. May be he was from the south.


Song- Tilla langdi koyle(Piya Milan)(1958) Singers-Om Verma, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-P Ramesh Naidu
Both

Lyrics

tilla langdi koyle hoye tilla langdi koyle
are chamke mor ban ke bhole man mein naache
ye paayal tori chhun chhun chhunke
humka na bano tum
ho humka na bano tum
are kaise baalma tum
in papaye papaye baaten se bana na kisi ko
in papaye papaye baaton se bana na kisi ko

haay haay
haay haay
haay haay
haan

ghaayal kiya man ko nigaahon ne mil ke
do nigaahon ne mil ke
ghaayal kiya man ko nigaahon ne mil ke
do nigaahon ne mil ke
chup raho tum na jaana aur ko banaana
humen chhod tu sataana
chup raho tum na jaana
aur ko banaana
humen chhod tu sataana

ab dil?? aur na tadpoon
tum mere ho jaao
hum tore ho jaayen
tilla langdi koyle hoye tilla langdi koyle
are chamake mor ban ke tu bhole man me naache
ye paayal tori sun ke
tu bhole man me nache ye paayal tori sun ke

hoy hoy
hoy hoy
hoy hoy
haaye

bhadakti aag hoon main ??
sun bairi aag laga doon

arre haay haay haay haay
bhadkati aag hoon main ??
sun bairi aag laga doon

hoon samandar mein ari dekh main naha loon
haan aag main bujha doon
hoon samandar mein ari dekh main naha loon
ha aag main bujha doon
??
apna tumko dheere dheere tumko haule haule

haan mere nain laage
haan mera dil bhi gaaye
ho mere nain lage
ha mera dil bhi gaaye
aa gaye sama din suhaane dil sitaaron mein jhoome
aa gaye sama din suhaane dil sitaron mein jhoome


What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over FOURTEEN years. This blog has over 17100 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

17162

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1329
Total Number of movies covered=4609

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