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Blog Day :

4547 Post No. : 16125

Rajesh Khanna – Birth Anniversary on 29/12/2020
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Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar of hindi films, was born as Jatin Khanna on 29/12/1942 at Amritsar, Punjab. He is said to have had 17 solo hits from 1969 to 1971. This might be the only thing where Rajesh Khanna is ahead of superstar of the millennium, Amitabh Bachchan. He holds the record of 48 Platinum Jubilee hits and 26 Golden jubilee hits plus 22 silver jubilee hits. Certainly overtook the Silver Jubilee star Rajendra Kumar in a big way, who had 25 silver Jubilees in his time.

Not, really having lived through the era of ‘Rajesh Khanna phenomena’, makes the experience that much less effective, but I have read a lot about it in urdu film magazine “Shama”. I can also vouch for his versatility as actor, who was comfortable in any type of character. Even through the superstardom, the quality of real story based meaningful films was maintained. With his performance in films like Anand, Safar, Khamoshi, Bawarchi, Mere Jeewan saathi, Amar Prem, Aradhana, Bahaaron ke Sapne, Namak Haram etc. he proved his mettle as an versatile actor.

As a tribute on his 78th birth anniversary, I am presenting a song from ‘Disco Dancer’ 1982, where Rajesh Khanna had a special appearance. There are quite a few special appearances and guest appearances in his filmography, which shows he did remember the benefactors in his life and did return the favours if he could. He did many number of films with Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Manmohan Desai, J. Om Prakash and Shakti Samant.

The song is a multiple version song, composed by Bappi Lahiri and written by Anjaan. Suresh Wadkar is giving playback to Rajesh Khanna and Usha Mangeshkar is singing for a child artist playing the young Mithun Chakravorty. This happy version is a ‘road side tamasha’ category song as Rajesh Khanna and the child perform in the streets. The child artist could be Baby Pinky. The sad version is a climax situation song in the auditorium, where again Rajesh Khanna is trying to coax a grown up disco star Mithun Chakravorty to start singing. This is a solo version of Suresh Wadkar.

A Trivia about this film:
Rajesh Khanna agreed to make a small appearance in this film without charging a fee. He did so to return a favour he owed to the film’s producer, director B. Subhash. It was Subhash who had recommended Rajesh Khanna to the producers of “Thodi si Bewafaii” (1980) when they were considering Sanjeev Kumar for the film’s lead role. The success of “Thodi si Bewafaii” helped stabilise Khanna’s career at a time when his films were bombing one after the other.

These two songs from this film are so far posted in the blog:

Song Date of posting
Krishna dharti pe aa jaa tu 12 April 201
I am a Disco dancer 16 June 2018

A last memory about Rajesh Khanna is a poetry loving character who is seen carrying around and reading a small book of Urdu poetry in this song of ‘Anand’. The book could be Sahir Ludhianvi’s “Parchhaiyaan”, but I am not sure.

It is a great tribute to the love of the language if a Bengali set up film shows a book in urdu script. The Bengali itself being a rich language, literature wise and status wise. It could have been Rajesh Khanna’s own choice.

Version 1 (happy):

Version 2 (sad) :

Song-Goron ki na kaalon ki ye duniya hai dilwaalon ki (Disco Dancer)(1982) Singers-Suresh Wadkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Bappi Lahiri
Both

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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Happy version :
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Goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki ee
haan goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki
hans ke jiyen
hans ke maren
ham jaise dilwaalon ki ee ee
ho oo
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki

gali gali mein
geet hamaare
goonje subha-o-shaam
ham geeton ke saudaagar hain
yahi hamaare kaam

arre gali gali mein
geet hamaare
goonjen subha-o-shaam
ham geeton ke saudaagar hain
yahi hamaare kaam
na sonaa
na chaandi ee
geeton se ham ko pyaar aar
na sonaa
na chaandi ee
geeton se ham ko pyaa aar
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki

haan jeena hai din chaar yehaan
khush ho ke jee le yaar
karna hai kuchh agar tujhe
jee bhar ke kar le pyaar
arrey jeena hai din chaar yehaan
khush ho ke jee le yaar
karna hai kuchh agar tujhe
jee bhar ke kar le pyaar

kya teraa
kya meraa
bhulaa de ae
mere yaa aar
kya teraa
kya meraa
bhulaa de ae
mere yaa aar
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki

hans ke jiyen
hans ke maren
ham jaise dilwaalon ki ee ee
ho o
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki ee
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki

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Sad version :
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kya tera
kya merabhula de mere yaaar

gaao beta gaao

goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki
hans ke jiyen
hans ke maren
ham jaise dilwaalon ki ee
ho o
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki

na sonaa
na chaandi ee
geeton se ham ko pyaa aar
na sonaa
na chaandi ee
geeton se ham ko pyaar
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki
hans ke jiyen
hans ke maren
ham jaise dilwaalon ki ee
ho o
goron ki na kaalon ki ee ee
duniyaa hai dilwaalon ki


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Blog Day :

4537 Post No. : 16105

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020)–Song No.101
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This date ten years ago (viz 19 december 2010) saw seven songs getting covered from seven movies. First song of the day was covered at 9:19 AM and the final song at 1:01 PM. So unlike other days, when all songs would get covered before 10 AM, this day I struggled to publish the songs of the day.

Here are the details of the seven songs covered that day:-

Blog post number Song Movie (year) Remarks
3374 Tum kyaa jaano more maathe ki bindiyaa ka mol Kaneez(1949) Movie YIPPEED by now
3375 Muhabbat par bahaar aati jahaan gulzaar ho jaataa Shair (1949) Movie YIPPED by now
3376 Duniyaa waalon badaa hai mushqil apne dil ko todnaa Chhoti Bhaabhi(1950) Seven songs covered out of nine
3377 Dil le gaya ji koi dil le gayaa Sanam(1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
3378 Mere chaand mere laal re Deewaana(1952) Movie YIPPEED by now
3379 Aji o suno to 12 O’clock(1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
3380 Ham jee lenge bin tumhaare…tum meri zindagi ho Dillagi (1966) 4 songs covered out of 7

One can see that five out of seven movies whose songs were discussed ten years ago have since been YIPPEED.

“Dillagi”(1966) is one of the unYIPPEED movies and so it is one of the two movies eligible for blog ten year challenge today.

“Dillagi”(1966) was produced by Tony Walker and directed by S Bannerjee for Golden Films, Bombay. The movie had Mala Sinha, Sanjay Khan, Bela Bose, Johny Walker, Nazima, Vijay Kumar, Gajanan Jagirdar, Amar, Keshav, Khurshid, Hammad, Tuntun, Moolchand, Pravin Paul, Tony Walker, Bela Bose, Zeb Sultana, Shabana, Roop Kumari, Ravi Kant, Ratan Gaurang, Tulsi, Aziz, Maqsood, Manjeet, Abdul Jabbar, Suresh, N.Misra, Samarlal Damani, Ajay Kumar, Abdul Kader, Baxi, Shrfu, Edwina etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it and four of these songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fifth song from “Dillagi”(1966) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Usha Mangeshkar. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Musc is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The fun teasing song is picturised as a party song on Mala Sinha, Sanjay Khan, Tony Walker or Vijay Kumar, Chinoo Shikari, Edwina etc.

I heard this fun song during my early childhood and I loved the lyrics, especially the words kabootar kabootar thrown in the lyrics for no apparent reasons other than to make it a fun song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Video link:

Song-Ye aajkal ke ladke likhte na padhte hain (Dillagi)(1966) singers-Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ye aajkal ke ladke
likte na padhte hain
arrey fashion phir bhi dekho
be-par ke udte hain
haayye ae
baal innke dekho
ke gaal innke dekho
ke chaal innke dekho dekho
kabootar kabootar
kabootar kabootar
kabootar kabootar
kabootar kabootar
ye aajkal ke ladke
likte na padhte hain
arrey fashion phir bhi dekho
be-par ke udte hain
haayye ae
baal innke dekho
ke gaal innke dekho
ke chaal innke dekho dekho
kabootar kabootar
kabootar kabootar
kabootar kabootar..rrrr
kabootar kabootar
ye aajkal ke ladke

maathe pe ae
jo zulf hain..aen
latki latki si
patli si
kamar bhi hai..ae
matki matki si
maathe pe..ae
jo zulf hain
latki latki si
patli si
kamar bhi hai
matki matki si
arrey rey rey rey rey rey
baal innke dekho
ke gaal innke dekho
ke chaal innke dekho dekho
kabootar kabootar
kabootar kabootar
kabootar kabooo..ootar..rrr
kabootar kabootar
ye aajkal ke ladke

ladki jo..o mili koyee
lapke badh ke ye
aanchal jo udaa koyee
kyaa kyaa phadke ye
ladki jo mili koyee
lapke badhke ye
aanchal jo udaa koyee
kyaa kyaa phadke ye
arrey rey rey rey rey rey
baal innke dekho
ke gaal innke dekho
ke chaal innke dekho dekho
kabootar kabootar..rr
kabootar kabootar
kabootar kabootar
kabootar kabootar
ye aajkal ke ladke
likte na padhte hain
arrey fashion phir bhi dekho
be-par se udte hain
haayye haayye
baal innke dekho
ke gaal innke dekho
ke chaal innke dekho dekho
kabootar kabootar
kabootar kabootar
kabootar kabootar
kabootar kabootar
ye aajkal ke ladke


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Blog Day :

4528 Post No. : 16089

15 August 1975 saw the release of a movie that went on to become an all time surprise hit. No, I am not talking about “Sholay”(1975) which was released on that date. “Sholay”(1975) was a big budget multistarrer movie and it was expected to do well at the box office, at least by the makers of the movie, if not the trade pundits.

Another movie was released on 15 august 1975. It was a low key release in a few movie halls. This movie was expected to do a modest business and was expected to last just one or two weeks in movie halls before being replaced by other movies.

But surprisingly, this movie, which had no big stars, and which was a religious movie (that was considered infra dig by city bred movie goers) began to draw crowds that was comparable to the crowd thronging to watch “Sholay”(1975).

Seeing that this movie was made on a shoe strong budget, this movie turned out to be one of the most profitable movie ever for its makers. People would offer prayer in the movie hall and perform aarti. This goddess, which few people were aware of, suddenly found a pride of place among the pantheon of Gods.

This movie, a surprise all time super duper hit, was produced by Satram Rohara and directed by Vijay Sharma for Bhagyalaxmi Chitra Mandir, Bombay had Kanan Kaushal, Ashish Kumar, Anita Guha (playing the title role), Bharat Bhushan, Rajani Bala, Bela Bose, B. M. Vyas, Rajan Haksar, Manohar Desai, Dilip Dutta, Mahipal, Padmarani, Leela Mishra, Sushila Devi etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. The movie makers had roped in C Arjun ( largely a music director of B grade movies) as the music director. Kavi Pradeep, a top lyricist of 1940s and 1950s, but more or less out of work by that time, was signed up as the lyricist. He was an inspired choice as the lyricist, seeing that penning religious songs and patriotic songs was his strong suit.

All the songs of “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975) became hugely popular and they remain so. Kavi Pradeep, in addition to penning the lyrics, also sung two songs in the movie in his characteristic style and these songs became all time classics.

Today (11 December 2020) is the 22nd remembrance day of Kavi Pradeep(6 February 1915 – 11 December 1998). On this occasion, here is a song from “Jai Santoshi Maa”(1975). This song is sung by Usha Mangeshkar who found herself in the role of leading female playback singer in the movie, which was rare for her, as she normally got one song in most movies, for some side actors.

This song happens to be the 200th song of Usha Mangeshkar as a playback singer in the blog. It is quite a befitting song to mark her double century in the blog.

This song, a prayer to Santoshi Maa, is lip synced by Kanan Kaushal. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the other actors seen in the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala (long long ago).

Video

Audio

Song-Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main sweekaar karo maa (Jai Santoshi Maa)(1975) Singer-Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-C Arjun

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main
Sweekaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi
Karti hoon tumhara vrat main
Sweekaar karo maa
Manjhdhar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi

Baithhi hoon badi aasha se
Tumhaare darbaar mein
Baithhi hoon badi aasha se
Tumhaare darbaar mein
Kyun roye tumhaari beti
Is nirday sansaar mein
Paltaa do meri bhi kismat
Paltaa do meri bhi kismet
Chamatkaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi

Mere liye to band hain
Duniyaa ki sab raahein
Mere liye to band hain
Duniyaa ki sab raahein
Kalyan mera ho saktaa hai
Maa aap jo chaahen
Chintaa ki aag se mera
Chintaa ki aag se mera
Uddhaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi

Durbhaagya ki deewaar ko
Tum aaj hataa do o
Durbhaagya ki deewaar ko
Tum aaj hataa do
Maateshwari waapas mere
Saubhaagya ko laa do
Ik abhaageeni naari se
Ik abhaageeni naari se
Kuchh pyaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi
Karti hoon tumhaara vrat main
Sweekaar karo maa
Manjhdhaar mein main atkee
Bedaa paar karo maa
Bedaa paar karo maa
Hey maa Santoshi
Maa Santoshi


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Blog Day :

4491 Post No. : 16017

I have actively looked songs on ‘dheere dheere’ theme and have found a few good songs from 50’s decade. In this process, I found many songs which suit this theme and are already posted, apart from some famous songs which I had listed in an earlier post of this series.

Here is the list :

Song Movie
Ho dheere dheere chadh gaya nadi mein paani Aagosh
Dheere dheere bol Actress
Dheere dheere aare baadal Kismat
Dheere dheere dhal ri chanda Angulimaal
Saawan ki ghataaon dheere dheere aana Aage Badho
Mora dheere se ghoonghat hataaye piya Bharthari
Dheere dheere mohabbat jawaan ho gayi Bhai Bahan

I have searched for songs with the words ‘dheere dheere’ in the first line of the mukhda. If I found especially appealing songs with the words ‘aahista aahista’ or ‘dheeme dheeme’ or ‘haule haule’ I have included them in the series, as these terms also mean the same in spirit at least, if not the dialect. Then there are some songs with the words ‘halka halka’ also, but I have considered them so far as the words ‘halka halka’ imply ‘mildness’, diverse from ‘dheere dheere’ or ‘aahista aahistaa’.

Present post in the series is for this female solo song from Piya Milan(1958). P Ramesh Naidu, is the music director of this film and Lyricist is Harsh. Myswar is not giving singers name for this song, whereas the singer’s names are given for all other songs. Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar and P. Susheela are credited with the other songs.

Three songs from ‘Piya Milan’1958 are posted :

Song Date of posting
O saathi re tu aa bhi jaa 18 June 2013
Kya kya kahoon re Kaanha 3 February 2016
Yaad aa ke hardam sataaye 24 May 2018

Here is blog tally for both P. Ramesh Naidu and Harsh :

Artist Songs in the blog
P Ramesh Naidu 5
Harsh 6

The name of the singer is not available, only thing I can say for sure is it is not Lata Mangeshkar’s voice, having heard it umpteen times for getting the lyrics right. At times it sounds a bit like Usha Mangeshkar, but it can also be P. Susheela, whose voice I don’t recognize.

The song is quite catchy, with a nice tune, though the sound quality is poor. May be Prakashchandra ji will find some audio link with better sound.


Song-Pawan chali dheere dheere phool khile re (Piya Milan) (1958) Singer-Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Harsh, MD-P Ramesh Naidu

Lyrics

Pawan chali
dheere dheere
phool khile re
haan haan
phool khile re
kaise phool khile re
bhanwar uss ko dekh
naachh uthhaa
gale mila re
lo ji
gale mila re
dil se nikle ??
Pawan chali
dheere dheere
phool khile re

man ka mera hai tu raajaa aa
man ka mera hai tu raajaa aa
hai mujhe tu pasand
kar loon aankhon mein band

man ka mera hai tu raajaa
hai mujhe tu pasand
kar loon aankhon mein band
aaj mujhe
prem milan ki hai bekhudi
aa aaa
aaj mujhe se
man man kyun hai bekhudi
dil mein rehna sanam
dil mein rehna sanam
o ji o
de qasam
? ?
Pawan chali
dheere dheere
phool khile re


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Blog Day :

4484 Post No. : 15999

“Captain Sheroo”(1963) was directed by Dharam Singh for Bina Chitra, Bombay. This costume drama has Jairaj, Helen, Tiwari, Niranjan Sharma, Padma Rani, Amirbai, Ajit Soni, Jillani, Tuntun, Ramlal, Maqbool etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Captain Sheroo”(1963) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by S Mohinder.

Only the audio of this rare song is available. The song sounds like “hansta hua nooraani chehra” from “Parasmani”(1963). My guess is that this song too is a synchronised dance song, just like the “Parasmani” (1963) song. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Nazar ko milaana milaa kar jhukaana (Captain Sheroo)(1963) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-S Mohinder
Both

Lyrics

Nazar ko milaana
Nazar ko milaana
milaa kar jhukaana
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani

main chaahoon chhupaana
na soojhe bahaana
main chaahoon chhupaana
na soojhe bahaana
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
Nazar ko milaana milaa kar jhukaana

jhuki jhuki aankh mein khumaar aa gaya
beqaraar zindagi mein pyaar aa gaya
jhuki jhuki aankh mein khumaar aa gaya
beqaraar zindagi mein pyaar aa gaya
pyaar saathh leke intzaar aa gaya
intzaar aa gaya
ke dil ka fasaana
ke dil ka fasaana
nazar ka churaana
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
Nazar ko milaana milaa kar jhukaana

wo miley nigaah se nigaah mil gayi
mere dil ko ek nayi raah mil gayi
wo miley nigaah se nigaah mil gayi
mere dil ko ek nayi raah mil gayi
jaaneman tujhe kisi ki chaah mil gayi
kisi ki chaah mil gayi

kabhi muskuraana
kabhi muskuraana
kabhi jhenp jaana
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
yahi hai muhabbat ki pehli nishaani
Nazar ko milaana milaa kar jhukaana


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Blog Day :

4476 Post No. : 15978

“Khaandaan” (1965)was produced by Vasu Menon and directed by A Bhim Singh for Vasu Films, Madras. The movir had Sunil Dutt, Nutan, Pran, Sudesh Kumar, Manmohan Krishna, Mohan Choti, Om Prakash, Ravikant, Arundev, Mumtaz, Sulochana Chatterjee, Lalita Pawar, Helen, Jeewankala etc in it.

This archtypical “social” movie had the usual fare typical of movies made in the South.

“Khaandaan”(1965) had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past. Here are their details:-

Blog post no Song Posted On
2687 Tumhi mere mandir tumhi meri poojaa tumhi devtaa ho 28.07.2010
4298 Kal chaman thhaa aaj ek sehraa huaa 30.07.2011
4298 Neel gagan par udte baadal aa aa aa 01.08.2011
4312 Tu ho ke badaa ban jaana apni maan ka rakhwaala 09.03.2012
10032 Aa dance karen 31.07.2014
15760 Ho ballo soch ke mele jaana 28.07.2020
15795 Badi der bhayi Nandlala teri raah takey Brijbaala 11.08.2020

Here is the eighth and final song from “Khandaan”(1965) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a synchronised stage dance performance song on Helen and Jeewankala. Their energetic dance performance is bound to recharge the spirits of the watchers even today, 55 years after this video was first witnessed by moviegoers in moviehalls. Watching this performance made me realise that performing such dances were the secret behind the figures of these dancers. 🙂

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

With this song, all the eight songs of “Khandaan”(1965) are covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani haay raam (Khaandaan)(1965) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Ravi
Both
Chorus

LyricsProvided by Avinash Scrapwala)

do din jhhoothha pyaar jataa ke
chalaa gaya ik baabu
koyi bataa de kaise rakhoon
apne dil par kaabu

meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam

khilaata tha pyaar se
banaaras ke paan
wo ghadi ghadi kehtaa tha
haay meri jaan

khilaata tha pyaar se
banaaras ke paan
wo ghadi ghadi kehtaa tha
haay meri jaan

yaad aati hai jab uski
meethhi zabaan
yaad aati hai jab uski
meethhi zabaan

to ro ro ke kehtaa hai
dil naadaan

kyaa

meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam

abhi to hai mushqil se do din ki baat
ke sainyya ke pahlu mein kat’ti thi raat
abhi to hai mushqil se do din ki baat
ke sainyya ke pahlu mein kat’ti thi raat
main to samjhi thi
saari umr ka hai saath
main to samjhi thi
saari umr ka hai saath

pataa kya tha aisi hai
mardon ki jaat
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam

na hota agar chaar aankhon ka mel
judaayi ki hoti naa lambi ye jail
na hota agar chaar aankhon ka mel
judaayi ki hoti naa lambi ye jail
ho padaa kitna mehengaa
mohabbat ka khel
ho padaa kitna mehengaa
mohabbat ka khel

ye kehta hai bah bah ke
zulfon ka tel
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
koyi samjhe na meri kahaani
haay raam
meri mitti mein mil gayi jawaani
haay raam


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Blog Day :

4449 Post No. : 15905

“Son of Sindbad” and “Daughter of Sindbad” were both released in 1958. So it seems to me that they were twins. 🙂

“Daughter of Sindbad”(1958) was directed by Ratilal for Starland Productions movie, Bombay. The movie had Jairaj, Nadira, Pran, Maruti, Tiwari, Kamal Kapoor etc in it. The movie had eight songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Daughter of Sindbad”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi , Usha Mangeshkar and chorus. Anjum Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta. Incidentally, Chitragupta was the music director in “Son of Sindbad” (1958) as well.

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


Song-Lahar chup hai hawa chup hai (Daughter of Sindbad)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
rawaan hai kaarvaan apna

nahin hai naakhuda koi
khuda hai paasbaan apna
lahar chup hai
hawa chup hai lahar chup hai
hawa chup hai

jahaan bhi hum gaye
apni khushi ke geet gaaye hain
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

tareeke hamne jeene ke
zamaane ko sikhaaye hain
mohabbat ki kahaani hai
ye lahraata nishaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
rawaan hai kaarvaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai

kabhi toofaan se khele hain
kabhi lehron pe machle hain
kabhi toofaan se khele hain
kabhi lehron pe machle hain
sahaara leke himmat ka
hawa ke rukh bhi badle hain
hazaaron baar duniya ne ki(?) hai imteha apna

lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
ravaan hai kaarvaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai

khuda ki raah mein
duniyaa ki daulat deke jaate hain
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

safeena ab usi ke aasre pe
leke jaate hain
wo hi maalik hai duniya ka
wo hi hai mehrbaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai
rawaan hai kaarvaan apna

nahin hai naakhuda koi
khuda hai paasbaan apna
lahar chup hai hawa chup hai


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

4446 Post No. : 15897

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 23
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OK, so introducing another popular song that got very quickly reused in a subsequent film. This raunchy item number surprised everyone when it came out for the first time. The film is ‘Inkaar’ from 1977. It was cops and robbers story – B-grade cinema but it was done very professionally, giving some true insight into the normal working of the police force.

This song, which is performed by Helen in the film, became very popular in its time. And the wonder part of this song was / is the voice that has rendered it. The voice is of Usha Mangeshkar. One does not hear her voice in item numbers. Maybe part of a twin dance duet singing. But not an out and out item song. Somehow the selection of his voice for the setting clicked absolutely well. The setting of the song in the original film is a roadside tavern – a desi daaru ka adda. A counter for selling liquor and some chairs and tables for the clients to enjoy their glass that cheers. The dancer, Helen, is very much in the native Maharashtrian attire, wearing the dhoti in the typical lavangi style. The scenario, the persona – the singing voice suited everything to a T.

Fast forward to 1984. The film is ‘Andar Baahar’. This is another cops and robbers tale. Jackie Shroff is a police inspector who has lost his senior partner (role played by Parikshit Sahni) to the bullets of criminals. He vows revenge, and for that he takes permission to pull out a jailed criminal (role played by Anil Kapoor), and enrolls him as his partner, because he can identify the gangster boss. Anil Kapoor, who is a hardened criminal otherwise, has a difficult time adjusting to a role on the other side of the law. So within the very first one or two days, taking advantage of his newly given freedom, he disappears from Jackie Shroff’s home. Jackie is worried, on many counts, and sets out to search for him. Following his instincts he goes to the city red light area and his hunch is proved correct. Anil Kapoor is in a binge of drink and dance with a dancing girl of the area, role played by Jaishree T. And the song that is used in this scene is the iconic Usha Mangeshkar number, repeated from the film ‘Inkaar’.

The reuse is a direct replay without re-recording. The song duration is shorter because only one stanza of the song is utilized. Once again, being a repeat song, this does not appear in the Geet Kosh listings for the latter film. I have retained the credits for the song, from the original film – Majrooh Sultanpuri and Rajesh Roshan. Incidentally the music director for the latter film is RD Burman.

So another popular song reused in a later film. I accidentally ran into this song, as I was searching for another video clip to complete another post. The song “Hum Ko To Yaari Se Matlab Hai” from film ‘Andar Baahar’ has a sad version that was not getting located. I played thru the film in fast forward mode. It was a short clip but I was able to locate it. In the process, the bonus was the discovery of this repeat song that would have otherwise not been located, as it is not listed. A good chance discovery.

Song –  Tu..u..u Mungdaa, Mungdaa Main Gud Ki Dhali  (Andar Baahar) (1984) Singer – Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD – Rajesh Roshan

Lyrics

tu..u..u
mungdaa mungdaa
main gud ki dali
mangtaa hai to aa jaa rasiyaa
naahin to main ye chali
mangtaa hai to aa jaa rasiyaa
naahin to main ye chali
tu..u..u
mungdaa ha mungdaa
main gud ki dali
mangtaa hai to aa jaa rasiyaa
naahin to main ye chali
mangtaa hai to aa jaa rasiyaa
naahin to main ye chali

aapas ki chaal dekhe so lut jaaye
aapas ki chaal dekhe so lut jaaye
tu jis pe naina daal haathon se pyaala satak jaaye
tu jis pe naina daal haathon se pyaala satak jaaye
aashiq apna
mungdaa mungdaa mungdaa
main gud ki dali
kaisa mulga hai re sharmila
tujhse to mulgi bhali
kaisa mulga hai re sharmila
tujhse to mulgi bhali

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
मूंगड़ा मूंगड़ा
मैं गुड़ की डली
मंगता है तो आ जा रसिया
नाहीं तो मैं ये चली
मंगता है तो आ जा रसिया
नाहीं तो मैं ये चली
तू॰॰ऊ॰॰ऊ
मूंगड़ा मूंगड़ा
मैं गुड़ की डली
मंगता है तो आ जा रसिया
नाहीं तो मैं ये चली
मंगता है तो आ जा रसिया
नाहीं तो मैं ये चली

आपस की चाल
देखे तो लुट जाये
आपस की चाल
देखे तो लुट जाये
तू जिस पे नैना डाल
हाथों से प्याला सटक जाये
तू जिस पे नैना डाल
हाथों से प्याला सटक जाये
आशिक अपना मूंगड़ा
मूंगड़ा मूंगड़ा
मैं गुड़ की डली
कैसा मुल्गा है रे शर्मिला
तुझसे तो मुल्गी भली
कैसा मुल्गा है रे शर्मिला
तुझसे तो मुल्गी भली


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Blog Day:

4427 Post No. : 15851

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 67
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Ten years ago on this day (viz on 31 August 2010), the blog saw six songs from six movies get represented in the day.
Here are the details:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ae jaane e jigar dil mein samaane aajaa Aaraam-1951 All songs covered
Ek main hoon ek meri beqasi ki shaam hai Taraanaa-1951 All songs covered
Khushiyon ko lootkar yahaan Shirin Farhad-1956 All songs covered
Beet gayi hai aadhi raat Naache Naagin Baaje Been-1960 05 songs posted
Husn e jaanaa idhar aa Saathi-1968 All songs covered
Koi aur duniyaa mein tumsaa haseen hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani-1971 02 songs posted

Four of these movies have already been represented. Two unYIPPEED movies have one thing in common. Both of them made their debuts ten years ago.

One of these movies, viz “Naache Naagin Baaje Been”(1960) has already been taken up under “Blog Ten Year Challenge”. Here is a song from the other movie viz “Pyaar Ki Kahaani”(1971).

Younger music lovers may not think much of this movie. In fact they may not even be aware of this movie. As an “oldtimer”, I had heard of this movie as part of a string of flop movies that Amitabh Bachchan has figured in. The movie, directed by Ravikant Nagaich, had Amitabh Bachchan, Farida Jalal, Anil Dhawan, Tanuja, Prem Chopra, Bipin Gupta, Madhu Chanda, Praveen Paul, Agha, Mukri, Mohan Choti, Paintal,m Gulshan Bawra, Rashid Khan, Birbal, Yunus Parwez etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Three songs have been covered till now. Here are the details of the songs that have been covered so far:-

Song Posted On
Koi aur duniyaa mein tumsaa haseen hai 31 August 2010
Ek patey ki baat bataaun 11 october 2013
Ek khabar aayi suno ek khabar aayi 4 April 2015

Here is the fourth song from “Pyaar Ki Kahaani”(1971). This song is sung by Lata, Usha Mangeshkar and chorus. The song is picturised as a Saheli teasing a lady genre of song. I can identify Tanuja. Other than that I cannot identify others. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

This post is the 79th post for the month of August 2020. It stands nowhere in comparison to 176 posts published during August 2010. Nevertheless, this is the highest figure for a month in well over two years since April 2018. Hopefully we will be able to surpass this figure in the next month.

Video

Audio

Song-Baby tu chhoti hai (Pyaar Ki Kahaani)(1971) Singers-Lata, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

umr hai satrah saal
itni lambi chhoti hai ae
dekho meri aankh bhi
satranj ki goti hai
arey umr hai satrah saal
itni lambi chhoti hai
dekho meri ee aankh bhi
satranj ki goti hai
baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai ae
baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai

chori ee se tum sab
kya baaten karti ho
mujhko batlaao
kyun mujhse darti ho
haan
khud ko tum itnaa khilaadi na samjho
mujhko tum itnaa anaadi naa samjho
achchaa
ye bataa do pyaar kya
cheez hoti hai
arey baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai ae

baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai

arey umr hai satrah saal
itni lambi choti hai
dekho meri ee aankh bhi
satranj ki goti hai

kaliyon ko bhanwaraa
kyun choomaa kartaa hai
parbat pe baadal
kyun jhoomaa kartaa hai ae
bataao
kaise

hmm mm
main kyaa jaaanu
tujhpe bhi jis din jawaani aayegi
teri samajh mein ye kahaani aayegi
haan aa
jaagtaa hai dard kyun
jab duniyaa soti hai
arrey baby tu chhoti hai

baby tu chhoti hai ae
baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai

umr hai satrah saal
itni lambi choti hai ae
dekho meri aankh bhi
satranj ki goti hai

baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai ae
baby tu chhoti hai
baby tu chhoti hai


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Blog Day :

4413 Post No. : 15812

Today’s song is from film Patrani-1956. It was a Prakash Pictures’ film, produced by Shankarbhai Bhatt-the elder brother and directed by Vijay Bhatt, the younger brother. The music was by Shankar-Jaikishen (S-J). Songs were written by Shailendra (9) and Hasrat Jaipuri (1).

In my last post, I had talked about songs from the 50’s decade, especially songs from Shankar-Jaikishen films of this decade. I was determined to discuss such songs from Shankar-Jaikishen in the 50’s, so I started scanning each of their films made in the 50s. From 1951 to 1960, Shankar-Jaikishen gave music in a total of 41 films. First, I made a list and then revised it to an alphabetical list. That way, it would be easier for me to check songs from every film, from the Blog’s ” List of songs-moviewise”. Before starting, I went through the list once again and my heart sank. Looking at the titles of the films, I was afraid that most films must have already been ‘ Yippied ‘.

When I sat at the Laptop and started going through the movie titles, my worst fears seemed to get confirmed. When I finished scanning all the 41 films, I found that as many as 40 films out of the 41 total films had been Yippied, with all their songs covered. Only 2 songs from the film Patrani-56 miraculously remained uncovered yet. I felt like ‘ खोदा पहाड और निकला चूहा ‘. At this point , I remembered that in Nov-Dec-2015, I had myself done a series ” Songs of Shankar-Jaikishen from the 50’s “, in this Blog. In this series, I think, I must have discussed some 15 songs from 15 such films. Film Patrani-56 song was also one of that series, I remember.

Today’s song is from the film Patrani-56, and Shankar- Jaikishan were the Music Directors. Yesteryear composer Lallubhai Nayak was their assistant in this film. Lallubhai was the First music Director of Prakash Pictures since 1934. He gave a break to Rajkumari in 1934. He was a paid composer with Prakash in the 30s. Later he was first replaced by Shankar Rao Vyas and then by Naushad. After 1948, Lallubhai was living an anonymous life. Shankar Jaikishan brought him again in the industry with Patrani-56, to help him financially.

Patrani-56 was probably the First film of Shankar Jaikishan after they fought back and gained control over their music compositions in Raj Kapoor movies where Raj Kapoor used to exercise control over their compositions till then.

The film is set in Gujarat in the 11th century. it was based on a novel by Kanhaiyalal Munshi. The producers took plenty of cinematic liberties with the novel. PATRANI-1956 was supposed to be a Historical film,but there is no base for its story in real History. As I said once,Historical movies in India are most of the times ’Distortical’ movies, either being imaginary or bent for cinematic liberty.

A Prakash picture’s film (actually they were known for Mythological films), it was directed by Vijay Bhatt,its owner himself. The story,Dialogues and Screenplay was by R.S.Chaudhary. The music was by Shankar-Jaikishen and their assistant in this film was Lallubhai Naik, who played Sarod in this film.

The story of Patrani -56 was…..

King Karnadev Solanki,king of Gujrat(Pradeep Kumar) had many queens but no issues. The Rajmata(Durga Khote) insisted that he marry another girl after ascertaining astrologically her capability to give children.

The king had seen one princess in Somnath temple once and wanted to marry only her.But he does not know who she is. Actually she is princess Mrinal(Vyjayanti Mala) daughter of King Jai keshi(Ramesh Sinha) ofKarnatak.She was on a Teerth yatra when she saw Karnadev. She also wanted to only marry him,but did not know who he was.

Munjal Mehta (David),Mahamantri of Karndev goes on a mission and soon finds out Mrinal.She is beautiful,but her skin becomes black in the sunlight.Munjal knows Karndev’s dislike of black.mrinal is astrologically also fit.He tells her and shows the sketch of Karandev,after which she is happily ready to marry him.

They all travel to Gujarat, but during travel Mrinal’s skin becomes black.During marriage,there is a veil,but after marriage Karndev sees that she is black and rejects her.

She is good natured and becomes Raj mata’s pet. When the King falls sick, Mrinal serves him very well and slowly the King realises that outer skin colour does not make a person good or bad. He accepts her as she is and all’s well that ends well.

The cast of the film included Vaijayanti mala, Pradeep kumar, Omprakash, Shashikala, Praveen Paul, Sheela Vaz, Helen, David, Jeevan and many others.Actress Praveen Paul was born in 1930 in Punjab. She entered films in 1953, with the film Naulakha Haar-53. She did 128 films.Her last film was Sawerey wali gaadi-86. After her first marriage ended, she got involved with actor K.N.Singh. K.N.Singh was married and never acknowledged Praveen. They were involved with each other for 25 years. From this relationship , they had a son named “Vibhu”. He also went by the name’s “Vibhu Paul”,”Vibhu Singh”. He is now known as “Vibhushan Singh Paul” and is based in Toronto, Ontario,Canada. He is an owner operator of a Transport company. He has a daughter named Sarah Faria who is married to Cyrus Faria. K.N.Singh never publicly accepted Vibhushan as his son. (Thanks to IMDB).

This film’s Hero Pradeep Kumar was a fortunate actor. He was the first choice to play prince/king in numerous Hindi films. His talwar-cut moustache, broad shoulders, receding-into-his-temples coiffure, peaches-and-honey complexion, and regal bearing made him fit the role of an amorous aristocrat like a made-to-order crown.

Pradeep was the kind who could smoke a hookah with the same élan as while puffing State Express cigarettes when he played the modern lover.

Pradeep Kumar aka Sital Batabyal was born on 4 January 1925. Pradeep bided his time till he was 17 years old before he announced his decision to pursue an acting career. Despite his father’s disapproval, Pradeep began acting on stage. During one of his performances, renowned filmmaker Debaki Bose spotted him and cast him in a Bengali film, Alaknanda (1947).

Encouraged, Pradeep moved to Mumbai and found a job in the bustling Filmistan Studio. He brushed up on his Hindi and learnt Urdu in a bid to make an impression in his first Hindi film, Anand Math (1952). The film, set in the 18th century, had strong nationalistic overtones and co-starred Prithviraj Kapoor and Geeta Bali. The Vande Mataram number from this film became a cult success.

In the next two years, Pradeep’s career escalated to the top with two hugely successful musical hits — the Bina Rai-starrer Anarkali (1953) and the Vyjayanthimala-starrer Nagin (1954). While Anarkali revolved around the eternally popular legend of Mughal prince Salim’s passionate affair with a commoner Anarkali, Nagin was a reed-slim romance between two lovers belonging to rival snake-catching tribes.

The songs of both films (Nagin had as many as 12) had audiences transfixed. Pradeep’s lessons in fencing for Anarkali and his gamble of letting a python play on his wrist for Nagin paid off.

Pradeep’s regal demeanour won him legions of fans. He went on a signing spree (in 1956, he had 10 releases) and inked deals with V Shantaram (Subah Ka Tara) and Raj Kapoor (Jagte Raho).

All the top-notch heroines of the 1950s — Nimmi (Jayshree), Nargis (Adalat), Nutan (Heer), Meena Kumari (Bandhan) — were paired with Pradeep.

After Rajhath (1956), the actor tried desperately to make a hit pair with the beauteous Madhubala. They did as many as five other films together — Yahudi Ki Ladki (1957), Gateway Of India (1957), Police (1958), Mahlon Ke Khwaab (1960) and Passport (1961), but Pradeep’s efforts were in vain.

His films with lucky mascot Vyjayanthimala (including his home production Ek Jhalak) did not enjoy even a fraction of the success of Nagin. But his pairing with Bina Rai seemed to have stilled the wings of time. This teaming salvaged Pradeep’s career from the late-1950s dip, first with Ghunghat (1960) and more decisively with Taj Mahal (1963). Even a decade after Anarkali, Pradeep could evoke a regal aura while playing love-struck Mughal royalty. Roshan’s dulcet duet, Paon chhu lene do toh and Jo vaada kiya from Taj Mahal, like an unforgettable promise, continue to haunt radio listeners even today.

Pradeep’s career got a further fillip with Rajshri’s social, Aarti. Meena Kumari and Pradeep played lovers who bond together because of their common desire to serve the poor. But their love story comes under a cloud when a rich, unscrupulous doctor (played by the late Ashok Kumar) is irretrievably drawn towards Meena Kumari. Aarti’s success ensured that Pradeep and Meena worked unceasingly in a series of films. Pradeep once said, “Meena and I made a fine pair and worked very well together, but her husband did not like our friendship.”

He worked with Meena Kumari in seven films; Adil-E-Jahangir, Bandhan (1956 film), Chitralekha, Bahu Begum, Bheegi Raat, Aarti and Noorjehan; and with Mala Sinha in eight films; Naya Zamana, Hamlet, Baadshah, Detective (1958 movie), Fashion (1959 film), Ek Shola, Duniya Na Maane, and Mitti Mein Sona.

He did not get to act in lead roles with the newer heroines of the 1960s such as Sadhana, Saira Banu, Babita or Sharmila Tagore, though he did work with Asha Parekh in Ghoonghat and Meri Surat Teri Aankhen and with Waheeda Rehman in Raakhi (1963). In 1969, he moved to character roles with Sambandh and Mehboob Ki Mehndi, but did not have many visible roles till Jaanwar and Razia Sultan in 1983.

The first Meena-Pradeep film to release on the heels of Aarti was Kidar Sharma’s Chitralekha (1964). Pradeep played the hedonistic Samanta Beejgupta in this period film set in the Gupta period. Despite lavish production values, the stolid support of veteran Ashok Kumar and exquisite penmanship by Sharma and Sahir, the film collapsed at the box office. Kalidas’s love triangle Bheegi Raat, which featured the tried triangle of Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari and Pradeep once again, was an average success. But M Sadiq’s Muslim socials Bahu Begum (Ashok Kumar again) and Noorjehan, both released in the same year, spelt the death knell for the team.

Pradeep, who had not signed a single film with the new breed of successful heroines of the 1960s like Sadhana, Saira Banu and Sharmila Tagore, suddenly found himself without a rudder.

In 1969, Pradeep saw a glimpse of success once again with Sambandh, albeit in a character role. Ironically, Ajoy Biswas, the director of Sambandh, who had provided him with a short burst of fame, caused him a lot of heartburn too. Biswas had a short-lived and unhappy marriage with Pradeep Kumar’s actress daughter, Bina.

Pradeep’s princely persona and impeccable Urdu was relegated to the pages of history for the next decade and more. But the onscreen prince was destined to play an emperor in Kamal Amrohi’s Razia Sultan (1983). Pradeep Kumar acted in 144 Hindi films. He directed one film-Do dilon ki dastan-1966. He won the Kalakar Award-Lifetime Achievement Award (1999).

The semi-retired Pradeep played the emperor as only he could — forcefully. After all, he had played blue-blooded characters all his life. He lived a life removed from the spotlight for the next 18 years. His end was pathetic. Pradeep Kumar’s case is the saddest. He lay seriously ill in the ICU of a Calcutta nursing home, abandoned by his relatives. The hospital was not discharging him, unless the bills were paid. Luckily one Mr. Pradeep Kondaliya, an estate agent, recognised him, despite his grown beard. He paid the huge outstanding bill of the hospital and took Pradeep Kumar to his home, where he passed away after a few days,on 28-10-2001, at the age of 76 years.. He was cremated by his fan. Such is the film industry – cruel and ruthless, where the recognition lasts only till one is successful, and even close relatives desert you in bad times.

He is survived by his daughters Reena, Meena and Beena Banerjee who plays character roles in movies and TV serials including Uttaran, son Debiprasad and granddaughters Tanisha, Suparna, Riya and Hrishita. Beena Banerjee’s son Siddharth Banerjee worked as assistant director in Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2 (2012) and Himmatwala (2013).

(Ack: adapted from an article ” Ever the Royal” by Dinesh Raheja in Rediff.com dt 2-6-2003 and my notes, HFGK and muVyz. Thanks to all).

So, here is the song from the film Patrani-56, with music by Shankar-Jaikishen. It is sung by sisters Lata and Usha Mangeshkar with chorus. Enjoy….


Song-Raaja pyaare mat karo pyaar ka mol (Patraani)(1956) Singers-Lata, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics

raaja pyaare
ho raaja pyaare
mat karo pyaar ka mol
raaja pyaare
ho raaja pyaare
mat karo pyaar ka mol

is duniya mein
ho is duniya mein ek yahi cheez anmol
raaja pyaare
mat karo pyaar ka mol
raaja pyaare
ae ae
ae ae

tum khushiyon ke saagar pyaare
main ithlaati lehri
tum khushiyon ke saagar pyaare
main ithlaati lehri
tum umde to o o
o o o
tum umde to main lehraayi
varna thahri thahri
raaja pyaare
ho raaja pyaare
mat karo pyaar ka mol
is duniya mein
ek yahi cheez anmol
raaja pyaare
ae ae
ae ae

satrangi kirnon ke sooraj
tumse jag mein jyoti
satrangi kirnon ke sooraj
tumse jag mein jyoti
main shabnam
ho o o o
o o
main shabnam tum se hi jagmag
varna jhoothha moti
raaja pyaare
ho raaja pyaare
mat karo pyaar ka mol
raaja pyaare
mat karo pyaar ka mol
is duniya mein
ek yahi cheez anmol
raaja pyaare
ae ae ae ae


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