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Blog Day :

4512 Post No. : 16063

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 95
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This day ten years ago (viz 24.11.2010) saw five songs from five movies discussed in the blog as given below;

posted

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa Subah Ka Taaraa-1954 05 of 08 songs
Sapnon mein aana chhed chhed jaanaa Sheesham-1952 07 of 10 songs posted
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota Sanskaar-1952 05 of 07 songs posted
Ye maanaa dil jise dhoondhe Zimbo-1958 All songs covered
Tirchhi nazar ka piyaa waar hai Madaari-1959 All songs covered

Ten years later, two of the five movies are YIPPEED whereas three movies are still eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (24 November 2020).

One movie, viz “Subah Ka Taara”(1954) was taken up in this challenge earlier today.

“Sanskaar”(1952), another movie eligible for BTYC today, was produced and directed by V M Vyas. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Purnima, Veera, Pran, Razi, Shashi Kapoor (Sr), Ihswar Lal, Mirza Musharraf, Murad, Kalyani, Pappu, Baby Naaz, Indira Mumtaz etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.The list of songs of the movie, in the sequence given in HFGK, is as follows:-

Song Posted On
Badlegi, ye duniya ik din badlegi
Jeenewaale o matwaale zindagi se pyaar kar 24.07.2018
Andhi qismat kise le chalegi kahaan 15.09.2016
Hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taarein
Preet nibhaani balmaa tum kya jaano 09.01.2016
Do nainon ne jaal bichhaayaa 26.04.2012
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota 24.11.2010

“Sanskaar”(1952) had made its debut in the blog ten years ago on this date. Today, here is another song from the movie. This song is sung by Lata. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

Only the audio of the song is available. Lyrics leaves no doubt in the mind that it is a lullaby song. This lullaby for some reasons has been forgotten. It certainly sounds like it belongs to the category of memorable lullabies created in Hindi movies.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the puicturisation of this song.

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

Audio

Song-Hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare (Sanskaar)(1952) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare
kahe chandaa bhi aaja aaja aa re ae
tera naam le pukaare
tujhe neend ki pari ee
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae

bagiyaa mein soye jaise
gendaa gulaab
soyegaa laal meri godi mein
saagar mein seenp jaise
mandir mein deep
mera gopal meri godi mein
saagar ke paar
miley saagar ke paar
din dooba
doob gaye din ke rang
so jaa
so jaa re mere pyaare ae
so jaa
so jaa re mere pyaare ae
hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare
kahe chandaa bhi aaja aaja aa re ae
tera naam le pukaare
tujhe neend ki pari ee
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae

sapnon ki nagri mein
tere hi geet
gaati hai taaron ki raani
kaliyon pe shabnam ke moti bikher
kahti hai taaron ki raani
bansi ki taan
soye gokul ke shyam
rakhwaale raam rahen tere sang
so jaa so jaa re ae mere pyaare re
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare
kahe chandaa bhi aaja aaja aa re ae
tera naam le pukaare
tujhe neend ki pari ee
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm


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Blog Day :

4512 Post No. : 16062

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 94
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November 2010, much like november 2020, saw songs being covered in the blog at a relatively slow rate. On this day ten years ago, five songs were covered in the blog:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa Subah Ka Taaraa-1954 05 of 08 songs posted
Sapnon mein aana chhed chhed jaanaa Sheesham-1952 07 of 10 songs posted
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota Sanskaar-1952 05 of 07 songs posted
Ye maanaa dil jise dhoondhe Zimbo-1958 All songs covered
Tirchhi nazar ka piyaa waar hai Madaari-1959 All songs covered

Two out of five of these movies have since been YIPPEED in the blog. So potentially songs of three movies are eligible to be discussed in the blog ten year challenge today.

“Subah Ka Taaraa”(1954) is one of these three eligible movies. This movie was directed by V Shantaram for Rajkamal, Bombay. The movie had Jayashree, Pradeep Kumar,Shakuntala, Chandrakanta, Naaz, Ameerbai Karnataki, Ameenabai ( sister of B.Nandrekar), V.Shantaram etc. in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

Song Posted On
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa 24.11.2010
Apni naakaami se mujhko kaam hai 18.07.2012
Do haklon ka suno fasaanaa 23.06.2013
Yoonhi huye badnaam saanwariya 08.12.2013
Bhaabhi aayi 15.05.2016

The movie made its debut ten years ago with the most well known song of the movie.

Today, ten years later, here is another song from “Subah Ka Taara”(1954). This song is sung by Lata. Noor Lucknowi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised on Jayshree and Pradeep Kumar.

Lyrics of this song are sent by Prakashchandra. Blog ten year details are sent by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio (Full)

video link:(partial)

Song-Kahoon kaisey main mann ki baat jiyarwa haale doley (Subah Ka Taara)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Noor Lucknowi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(audio link)(Provided by Prakashchandra)
(longer than the video link)

aa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
tadap seene mein dil par haath
jiyarwaa haaley doley ho

aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa…aaa…aaaaa…aaa
khushi bhi ho rahi hai
aankh bhi sharmaayi jaati hai
khushi bhi ho rahi hai
aankh bhi sharmaayi jaati hai
kahey kaisey koyi ye dil ki lagi
nahin batlaayi jaati hai
kahey kaissey koyi ye dil ki lagi
nahin batlaayi jaati hai
ye nahin batlaayi jaati hai
meri tamanna hai mere saath
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho

aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
basti hai nainon ki galiyaan aan
hain ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan aan aan
basti hai nainon ki galiyaan
hain ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan
jhoom jhoom jhoom ke aayeen bahaarein
kaisi khili hain ye kaliyaan
jhoom jhoom jhoom ke aayeen bahaarein
kaissi khili hain ye kaliyaan
hai ae ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan
din sunahre suhaani hai raat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa


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Blog Day :

4512 Post No. : 16061

“Rampur Ka Laxman”(1972) was one movie that had caught my imagination thanks to its songs played on Radio Ceylon. I did not get to see this movie during its time. I would have dearly loved to watch this movie during its time but that did not happen.

By the time I was in a position to watch movies at my will, I was no longer into watching movies.

“Rampur Ka Laxman”(1972) was directed by Manmohan Desai for A G Films Pvt limited, Bombay. The movie had Randheer Kapoor, Rekha, Shatrughan Sinha, Padma Khanna, Sulochana, Fariyaal, Roopesh Kumar, Manmohan Krishn, Randheer, Raj Mehra, Tiwari, Keshav Rana, Ranjeet, Shaam Kumar, Viju Khote, Rajan Kapoor, Kirti Kumar, Master Ratan, Master Chiku etc in it with Ramesh Dev in a friendly appearance.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of the songs covered in the blog:-

Song post number Date Song
147 13 October 2008 Gum hai kisi ke pyaar mein
252 13 November 2008 Rampur ka waasi hoon main Laxman mera naam
9508 26 February 2014 Albela re ruk jaana
10912 26 February 2015 Kaahe apnon ke kaam nahin aaye tu Multiple version song
15958 10 October 2020 Arre pyaar ka samay kam hai jahaan

One can notice that the movie had made its debut in the blog in 2008, during the initial months of the blog ! It has taken more than 12 years for this movie to finally get YIPPEED. It has taken 4426 days for all its songs to get covered in the blog.

Here is the seventh and final song from “Rampur Ka Laxman”(1972). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

The song is picturised on Padma Khanna, with villainous characters roaming all around her.

With this song, all the songs of “Rampur Ka Laxman”(1972) get covered in the blog and the movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Video

Audio

Song-Ho saanwla rang hai mera (Rampur ka Laxman)(1972) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ho saanwla rang hai mera
reshami ang hai mera
arey saanwla rang hai mera
haay re reshmi ang hai mera
kaala kaala jaadu hai aisa meri nazar mein
haaye re
chaahe kahin par maaroon kataari laage jigar mein
arrey re re
dekho dekho
bacho zara aa
saanwla rang hai mera,
reshmi ang hai mera
arey sanwla rang hai mera mera mera mera
reshmi ang hai mera
kaala kaala jaadu hai aisa meri nazar mein
chaahe kahin par maru katari laage jigar mein
arey re re
dekho dekho bacho zara aa
saanwla rang hai mera
reshmi ang hai mera mera mera

meri ada mein mastaani lehar bhi hai
lekin inmein thhoda thhoda zehar bhi hai
haa aa aa
meri ada mein mastaani lehar bhi hai
haa aa
lekin inmein thhoda thhoda zehar bhi hai
jisne jisne dekha jalwa
haay re
jisne jisne dekha jalwa
meri adaaon ka
koi bacha
aur koi mar gaya
haa saanwla rang hai mera
hai re
reshmi ang hai mera
saanwla rang hai mera mera mera
reshami ang hai mera
kaala kaala jaadu hai aisa meri nazar mein
chaahe kahin par maaroon katari laage jigar me
arrey re re
dekho dekho bacho zara
haa
saanwla rang hai mera mera mera
reshmi ang hai mera mera mera

mere nashe mein dilwaala choor rahe
jisko jeevan pyaara hai woh door rahe
haa aa aa
mere nashe mein dilwaala choor rahe
haa
jisko jeevan pyaara hai woh door rahe
bura nahin gussa hi mera haaye re
bura nahin gussa hi mera
mera toh pyaar bhi
kabhi kabhi ghazab bhi gaya
haa saanwla rang hai mera
haaye re reshmi ang hai mera
saanwla rang hai mera mera mera
reshami ang hai mera
kaala kaala jadu hai aisa meri nazar me
chaahe kahin par maaroon kataari laage jigar mein
arey re re dekho dekho bacho zara
sanwla rang hai mera
reshami ang hai mera mera mera

dekho mujhpe aise jo muskaaoge
aisa chakku maaroongi reh jaaoge
ho ho ho
dekho mujhpe aise jo muskaaoge
aisa chakku maaroongi reh jaaoge
kehti hoon main
mujhe na chhoona
kehti hoon main
mujhe na chhoona
mera haathh chhod do
achcha hua chhoo ke mujhe dar gaya
ha ha ha
saanwla rang hai mera, reshmi ang hai mera
saanwla rang hai mera, haaye re reshami ang hai mera
kaala kaala jaadu hai aisa meri nazar mein
chahe kahi par maru katari lage jigar mein
arey re re dekho dekho bacho zara aa
saanwla rang hai mera mera mera
reshmi ang hai mera mera mera


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Blog Day :

4511 Post No. : 16060

Today (23 november 2020) is the 90th birth anniversary of Geeta Dutt (23 November 1930- 20 July 1972). I was aware of this fact yesterday itself, seeing that I had received several contributions for the occasion. Moreover, this date, which happens to be a monday, is also a day when I present my weekly series of Lata Mangeshkar songs sung in a particular calender year- a very research heavy project. So, my hands were full on sunday (22 november) preparing for all these articles to be published on 23 november 2020.

By late night on 22 november 2020, I had four articles ready, one for Lata Mangeshkar and three for Geeta Dutt, to be published on the morning of 23 november 2020. I had plans to post another article on Geeta Dutt (this one), as that article was going to be a special article on the occasion of Geeta Dutt’s birth anniversary.

I was not the only one who was busy on sunday. It turns out that our own Gajendra Khanna was also busy. A big Geeta Dutt fan and the administrator of Geeta Dutt site geetadutt.com, Gajendra Khanna had prepared a one hour long programme on the occasion and had left a link of the programme on our whatsapp group. I listened to this programme in the morning. As is his wont, Gajendra Khanna’s programme was extremely well researched and contained new, eye opening informations. It was through this programme that I realised that Geeta Dutt (nee Roy) had not made her debut in Hindi movies in 1946, but it was in 1945 in “Aadhaar”(1945). HFGK contains very sketchy information on this movie and mentions name of movie characters as singers. “Aadhaar” (1945) is her first Hindi movie as a playback singer. I notice that a song Aayi balloon waali aayi re in Geeta Dutt’s voice (alongwith S N Tripathi) is actually posted in the blog with correct attribution. That was thanks to information provide by geetadutt.com, ofcourse. HFGK mentions this song as sung by Shehzaadi. Shehzaadi could well be the name of the character who lip syncs this song in the movie.

This programme also contains some other interesting information about Geeta Dutt. For instance, she has sung over 90 songs in Gujarati. She has also sung in Bangla (her mother tongue), Marathi, Punjabi etc. What is very special is the fact that she sounds a natural in all these languages. For instance, Gajendra Khanna finds her Punjabi diction impeccable in her Punjabi language song that he played in his programme.

It is unfortunate that her married life turned out to be disastrous and such a god given singing talent like hers, that should have blossomed, instead got withered and finally got cut short prematurely, because of the after effects of her unhappy marriage with Guru Dutt.

Despite all the circumstances that impeded her after her marriage, Geeta Dutt has still left us with more than a thousand songs to savour. The blog has 899 songs so far and this article is being written to mark the 900th song of Geeta Dutt in the blog. I was wondering what song to showcase as her 900th song in the blog. Most of her well known songs, including iconic songs are already showcased in the blog. Many of the songs not yet covered either did not fit the bill, or their audio quality was not upto the mark, or the genre of the song did not suit the occasion.

I covered a song that I thought was a nice discovery. But a few hours later it was pointed out that the song was already covered in the past.

So it was back to the drawing board.

Now I have picked another special song. This song is from an obscure movie called “Putli”(1950). “Putli”(1950) was produced and directed by Wali Sahab for Punjab Film Corporation, Bombay. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti ,Pran, Yaqoob, Husn Banu, Srinath, Majnu, Prem Dhawan, Ramesh Thakur, Sheela Naik etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past. HFGK mentions singers only for three songs. The singers mentioned for these songs are Meena Kapoor for all three songs and a male voice in one of these three songs. There is no mention of singers for remaining eight songs.

What is special about this song is that HFGK is silent about the singers of this song. On listening to the song, it is clear that the song contains the voices of Geeta Dutt and Shamshad Begam. So this song is a “new” discovery as a Geeta Dutt song as well as a Shamshad Begam song.

Uploader of the audio of the song mentions Harikrishn as the lyricist and Aziz Hindi as the music director. While the music director matches with the entry of HFGK, the lyricist does not as HFGK is silent about the lyricist. HFGK Wali Sahab and Abid Gulrej are mentioned as the two lyricists. I think that the uploader of this song has more information about this song as he may have taken this information from the record label.

With this song, Geeta Dutt now has exactly 900 songs in the blog as a playback singer. It is befitting that she should reach this mark on the occasion of her 90th birth anniversary today. What a delightful song to bring up this occasion.

As a great coincidence, this song is the 700th song for Shamshad Begam in the blog and she too completes her century with this song.

PS-Sadanand Kamath Jee has located the video of the song. He identifies the two female dancers as Sheela Naik (lip syncing in Geeta Dutt’s voice) and Cuckkoo (lip syncing in Shamshad Begam’s voice).

Audio

Video

Song-Kabhi ganga ke paar kabhi jamuna kinaar (Putli)(1950) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Harikrishn, MD-Aziz Hindi
Both

Lyrics

kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho naina chaar karoongi
tohe pyaar karoongi
hoy naina chaar karoongi
tohe pyaar karoongi
chale aana
oye bhool na jaanaa
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi

kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana
main tera intezar karoongi

ooo tu jo dil dega balma
main jaan de doongi
haaye main jaan de doongi

aur main hans hans kar
aur main hans hans kar donon jahaan de doongi
aur main hans hans kar donon jahaan de doongi
o o o
tu jo dil dega balma
main jaan de doongi

aur main hans hans kar donon jahaan de doongi

jaan de kar bhi
jaan de kar bhi tera deedaar karoongi
jaan de kar bhi tera deedaar karoongi
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi

lalalaa lalla lalla la
lalalaa lalla lalla la
lalalaa lalla lalla la
lalalaa lalla lalla la

mere angna mein
haaye mere angna mein saavan ke mele piya
aa aa aa aa
mere angna mein saavan ke mele piya
aa aa
kaise dekhoon akele akele piya
haaye
akele piya

tum jo aao
tum jo aao main saula-singaar karoongi
tum jo aao main saul-singaar karoongi

chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar
chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana
main tera intezaar karoongi

gehri gehri nadiya hai
gehri gehri nadiya aur door kinaara re
door kinaara
gehri gehri nadiya aur door kinaara re
door kinaara
tere bina koi nahin apna sahaara re
haaye apna sahaara
apni naiyya ko
apni naiyya ko nadiya ke paar karoongi
apni naiyya ko nadiya ke paar karoongi
chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
ho chale aana main tera intezaar karoongi
kabhi ganga ke paar
kabhi jamuna kinaar


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

Blog Day :

4511 Post No. : 16059

kuchh aur zamaana kehta hai kuchh aur hai zidd mere dil ki
main baat zamaane ki maanoon ya baat sunoon apne dil ki

This was the swan song from ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baaten’ (1965) both for the singer and the music director of the song as this was their last film in Mumbai before shifting lock stock and barrel to Delhi in 1963. The playback singer was Meena Kapoor and the music director was Anil Biswas. In relation to her romantic affairs with Anil Biswas in the early 1950s, just like in the above two-liner, she was in a quandary. But her heart was adamant (aur hai zidd mere dil ki) that led to a long partnership with Anil Biswas irrespective of what the society said about their relationship.

Today, November 23rd is the 3rd Remembrance Day of Meena Kapoor. The day also happens to be 90th birth anniversary of Geeta Dutt. Both were born in the year 1930 in Bengal Presidency of British India. Both started their playback singing career in Mumbai in the year 1946 – Geeta Dutt with ‘Bhakt Prahlad’ (1946) and Meena Kapoor with ‘Pul’ (1947) in 1946 though her first released song was from ‘Eight Days’ (1946). The similarities do not end here.

Both Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor got recognition as playback singers under S D Burman – Meena Kapoor in ‘Aath Din’ (1946) and Geeta Dutt in ‘Do Bhai’ (1947). Both virtually ended their playback singing career around mid-1960s though there were few spill-over of their songs thereafter. Both had almost similar vocal cords giving an impression to the listeners that their singing voices sound more or less the same. And what was more important was that despite being in the competitive field of playback singing career, both were close friends to such an extent that they both became a part of extended family of Roys and Kapoors.

Unfortunately, their similarities of Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor did not reflect in their playback singing career. During their active years (1946-65) of playback singing career, Meena Kapoor’s output (around 175 songs) has no match with that of Geeta Dutt (around 1400 songs). Out of curiosity, I checked the year-wise growth of the playback singing career of both of them beginning with the year 1946 and up to 1955, the year from which Meena Kapoor had Anil Biswas as his life partner, almost retiring from her playback singing career except singing mainly for Anil Biswas. The statistics given in the table below reveal that Geeta Dutt was quite ahead of Meena Kapoor for all the years – both in terms of aggregate number of songs as well as films.

Year Geeta Dutt Meena Kapoor
Films Songs Films Songs
1946 12 21 2 5
1947 22 52 5 9
1948 37 107 15 43
1949 34 97 8 15
1950 50 169 12 17
1951 30 81 4 11
1952 42 122 5 8
1953 25 59 14 27
1954 25 54 7 10
1955 34 84

[Source: List of songs of Geeta Dutt from http://www.geetadutt.com counter-checked with http://www.myswar.co and list of songs of Meena Kapoor from http://www.myswar.co]

What could be the reasons for such a significant difference in their output of songs? At the outset, I could not see any reason other than ascribing it to a pure bad luck for Meena Kapoor in the sense that she was born with a voice almost similar to Geeta Dutt. And it was Geeta Dutt’s voice which seems to have been preferred by most of the music directors over that of Meena Kapoor.

In Lata Khubchandani’s article reproduced in RMIM’s Article Archive (No.324), Meena Kapoor had said that she had never been ambitious and she had not taken her music seriously. She also did not make any effort towards furtherance of her playback singing career. Her father, Bikram Kapoor who was a character actor in New Theatre, Kolkata and later in Mumbai, wanted his daughter to excel in singing only after completing her education. When she started living with Anil Biswas sometime in mid-1950s, she was happier as a housewife than pursuing the playback singing profession.

There is an interesting trivia as to how Meena Kapoor met Anil Biswas for the first time. In the interview referred to above, she had revealed that she refused to give audition to Anil Biswas when he was planning to get some songs sung by her for ‘Anokha Pyaar’ (1948) under the recommendation from his brother-in-law, Pandit Pannalal Ghosh. She had already recorded many film songs under many composers. As such, she felt that it was not necessary to her to give a fresh audition to Anil Biswas. It was her father who took a few recorded songs of her to Anil Biswas. After listening to her song, tod gaye haaye tod gaye armaan bhara dil tod gaye from ‘Khel’ (1950) under the music direction of Sajjad Hussain, Anil Biswas called her for rehearsal without audition. This incidence also shows as to how casual Meena Kapoor was in regard to her playback singing career.

Geeta Dutt on the other hand was interested in pursuing the playback singing career in films and her parents encouraged her by arranging music teachers. It was exactly at a time when Meena Kapoor’s restrictive playback singing career due to her education gave opportunity for Geeta Dutt to get a strong foothold as a playback singer as the statistics in the above table reveal. For example, S D Burman after giving two songs to Meena Kapoor in ‘Aath Din’ (1946), he switched over to Geeta Dutt during 1948-55 beside Lata Mangeshkar. It was only after 1957 when Geeta Dutt could not give sufficient time to S D Burman for rehearsals, he switched over to Asha Bhosle (Lata Mangeshkar not singing for him due to some misunderstanding). It is interesting to note that after her marriage with Guru Dutt in 1953, the yearly aggregate number of songs sung by Geeta Dutt post-1953 have fallen mainly due to a stiff competition from Lata Mangeshkar coupled with her domestic compulsion.

Both Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor have emotional tone in their voices which suits the genre of poignant and devotional songs. However, going by a large number of songs sung by Geeta Dutt relative to that of Meena Kapoor, the former’s versatilities are evident to general listeners of her songs. Just note as to how S D Burman had been instrumental in making Geeta Dutt a versatile singer. From emotional mera sundar sapna beet gaya in ‘Do Bhai’ (1947) to light-hearted tadbeer se bigdi huyi taqdeer bana le in ‘Baazi’ (1951), to coquettish song, jaane kya toone kahi jaane kya maine suni, teasing song, janoon jaanoon re chhupke kaun aaya in ‘Insaan Jaag Utha’ (1959) and many of her club songs. Her repertoire of songs under other music directors is also large.

Meena Kapoor did not get much opportunities to display her versatilities as her singing output was less than 200 songs as compared to Geeta Dutt’s around 1400 songs. But Meena Kapoor had also a good repertoire of songs like waltz type song, aate hain wo aate hain wo in ‘Chalte Chalte’ (1947), light-hearted meri jaan meri jaan sunday ke sunday in ‘Shehnaai’ (1947), romance in ye samaa ham tum jawaan in ‘Maashooka’ (1953), folk song, rimjhim barse paani aaj more angna in ‘Pardesi’ (1957), Rabindra sangeet, mere chanchal naina madhur ras ke bhare in ‘Angoolimal’ (1960) etc.

With almost similar voice timbre, Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor had very few occasions to sing together during their active years of playback singing career as detailed below:

Films Songs (Geeta-Meena) Co-singers Music Director
Hip Hip Hurray (1948) Main jaan gayi jaan gayi Hanuman Prasad
Aadhi Raat (1950) Maine baalam se poochha Hansraj Bahl
Jalte Deep (1950) Aayi milne ki raat Shardul Kwatra
Hulchul (1951) Mile dil aankh sharmaayi Mohd. Shafi
Ghaayal (1951) O rani mainwati -1 G M Durrani Gyan Dutt
Ghaayal (1951) O rani mainwati -2 G M Durrani Gyan Dutt
Ghaayal (1951) Tera kisi pe aaye dil Gyan Dutt

Before I conclude my article, I would like to give links of a solo song each of Meena Kapoor and Geeta Dutt for the purpose of their voice comparison. I have deliberately selected the songs of the same genre (Meera bhajans) so that the comparison is on the even keel.

Meena Kapoor main birhan baithi jaagoon ‘Gopinath’ (1948)
Geeta Dutt ae ri main to prem deewaani ‘Jogan’ (1950)

After repeatedly listening to these two songs, I can feel some differences in voices but I am unable to explain as to what are the differences. Probably, Meena Kapoor sounds slight nasal in her singing than Geeta Dutt. Of course, musicologists like the late Ashok Ranade would have technically explained their voice differences.

On the occasion of the 90th birth anniversary of Geeta Dutt and 3rd Remembrance Day of Meena Kapoor on November 23, 2020, I am presenting their duet song, aayi milne ki raat karo meethi meethi baat from an obscure film ‘Jalte Deep’ (1950). The song is written by Aziz Kashmiri which is set to music by Shardul Kwatra. The film was produced by R Vasudeva under the banner of Nihal Film Corporation and was directed by Deepak Asha. The star cast included Nimmi, Amarnath, Randhir, Sophia, Deepak, Kuldeep, Leela Mishra etc. The film had 12 songs of which one song has been covered in the Blog.

The voices of Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor are so similar that I get a feeling whether the song I am presenting is solo or duet. However, the lyrics do give an impression of a duet and HFGK mentions Geeta Dutt and Meena Kapoor as playback singers for the song.

Since the film’s VCD/DVD is not available, one can listen to the song only on the audio clip. I have a photograph from the film in which Nimmi and Sophia are seen holding a tray each with lamps. Based on the photograph, my guess is that the song may have been picturised on Nimmi and Sophia welcoming their ‘balam’ and ‘sajan’.

Audio Clip:

Song-Aayi milan ki raat karo meethhi meethhi baat(Jalte Deep)(1950) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Aziz Kashmiri, MD-Sardul Kwatra

Lyrics

aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethhi baat
tumhen meri kasam
o mere achhe balam
aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethi baat
tumhen
o tumhe meri kasam
o mere achhe balam
aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethhi baat

raat hai suhaag ki
chhaayi hai bahaar sajan
chhaayi hai bahaar
nainwa se phoot pada
meethha meethha pyaar
nainwa se phoot pada
meetha meetha pyaar
zara thhaamo ji haath
karo meethhi meethhi baat
tumhen
o tumhe meri kasam
o mere achhe balam
aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethhi baat
tumhen meri kasam
o mere achhe balam
aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethhi baat

taaron ne dekh liya tera mera mel sajan
tera mera mel
ankhiyon ne khel liya naya naya khel
ankhiyon ne khle liya naya naya khel
zara thhaamo ji haath
karo meethhi meethhi baat
tumhen
o tumhe meri kasam
o mere achhe balam
aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethhi baat
o tumhen meri kasam
o mere achhe balam
aayi milne ki raat
karo meethhi meethhi baat


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 :

4511 Post No. : 16058

“Insaan-1952” made its debut on the blog on 18.02.2017 with its song ‘mast jawaani haaye’ sung by Shamshad Begam.

“Insaan-1952” was directed by Jagdish Sethi for ‘New Social Theatre Limited, Bombay’. It was produced by J.G. Mohla. This movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Ragini, Kamal Kapoor, K.N. Singh, Kukku, Kanhaiyalal, Rajkumar, Ramesh Thakar, Chamanpuri, Baby Nazar, Roopmala, Urvashi, Naaz and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.03.1952.

‘Insaan-1952’ had nine songs written by five lyricists as per details given below;

S. No. Song Title Lyricist Posted on
01 O dilwaalo kar lo pyar, do nainaa chaar Sahrai
02 Sambhal sambhal ke chalna pagley Sajan Bihari
03 Mere sajan saanwre huye nain baawre Balwant Kapoor
04 So ja re dukhiyaari maa kea ankh ke taare Sajan Bihari
05 Meri choodi ka rang aasmaani Sajan Bihari
06 Mast jawaani haaye Balwant Kapoor 18.02.2017
07 Do dil hote saajnaa to badaa mazaa thaa D.N. Madhok
08 Apni qismat ki shikaayat ya tera shikwaa karein Saba Afghaani
09 Neer bhare kyun nainon mein gori Sahrai

Music for all the songs was composed by B.N. Bali.

Today 23rd November’2020 is the ninetieth birth anniversary (born on 23rd November 1930) of singer Geeta Dutt. On this occasion we get introduced to second of this movie ‘Insaan-1952’ sung by Geeta Dutt.

The song is a melancholic song and sung by Geeta Dutt with her unique soulful rendition of such songs that she got to sung in her career.

Let us pay our tributes to Geeta Dutt and listen to this song now…


Song-Mere sajan saanwre huye nain baawre (Insaan)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Balwant Kapoor, MD-B N Bali

Lyrics

Mere sajan saanwre
Mere sajan saanwre ae
Huye nain baawre ae ae
Piya laut ke aaja aa aa
Piya laut ke aaja
Mere sajan saanwre ae
Mere sajan saanwre
Huye nain baawre ae
Piya laut ke aaja aa aa
Piya laut ke aaja

Saanjh bhayi ghar panchhi bhi aaye ae
Saanjh bhayi ghar panchhi bhi aaye
Main baithhi hoon aas lagaaye
Main baithhi hoon aas lagaaye
More man ke ho raja aa
Piya laut ke aaja
Mere sajan saanwre ae ae
Mere sajan saanwre
Huye nain baawre ae
Piya laut ke aaja aa aa
Piya laut ke aaja

Kisne tujhe majboor kiya aa
Kisne tujhe majboor kiya aa
Kab tak rahoge door piya aa
Kab tak rahoge door piya
Mujhe itna bata jaa aa
Piya laut ke aaja
Mere sajan saanwre ae ae
Mere sajan saanwre
Huye nain baawre ae
Piya laut ke aaja aa aa
Piya laut ke aaja


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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4511 Post No. : 16057 Movie Count :

4389

Today 23rd November’2020 is ninetieth birth anniversary of singer Geeta Dutt (born on 23rd November’1930).

She passed away on 20th July 1972 at the age of forty-one only. Reading her life story stirs the heart even today, and the Hindi Film Industry and Hindi Film Music will always feel sad for losing her so early.

Geeta Dutt was one of the legendary singers of yesteryears and sang many for Hindi film, Bengali films. Also, she sang many non-filmy Hindi and Bengali songs.

I will not go into her detailed biography or whatever has been written about her on this blog earlier. And, also, I will not mention her songs which are my favorite and those I like very much. That will be a long list. Today I would only like to pay my tributes to her with a song from an unreleased movie ‘Hamraaz’.

This movie is said to be made somewhere in between ‘1941-1950’.

I had come across songs of this movie in 2014 and had then shared fours songs from this movie to our editors then. At that time the year of this movie was mentioned as ‘1950’ on some links and ‘1940’ on others so it was not clear.

However, somehow the movie remains still to be launched on the blog in the ‘rush’ of other priorities.

When I had initially shared the songs from this movie, I was not having its detailed information, but now with the help of HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) we can have this brief about this movie.

HFGK Vol-II 91941-1950) lists this movie as ‘Un-released’ movie of ‘1941-1950’.

On page number 607 – Appendix-1 Movie number 1214 this movie is mentioned as presented by ‘Rahnuma Pictures’.
However, its star cast and director is not mentioned. Music director is mentioned as Shankar Lal.
Lyricist names are mentioned as Shyam Hindi and Kamran Momin.
The list mentions total eight songs in this movie.

S. No Song Title Lyricist
01 Ga re manwaa gaa Shyam Hindi
02 Ghoonghat mein sharmaaye dulhaniya Kamran Momin
03 Baat kuchh aisi wah hamse kah gaye Shyam Hindi
4 Cham cham chamken taare Shyam Hindi
05 In do matwaale nainon mein
06 Aabaad hai saraa jahaan Shyam Hindi
07 Khushi chaaron taraf chhaayi Shyam Hindi
08 Aa jaa papeehe geet sunaa re Kamran Momin

Some links of the songs shared earlier are fortunately available but for one song that I shared the link is no longer available now.

As mentioned above today we will listen to a song sung by Geeta Dutt, written by Kamran Momin and composed by Shankar Lal.

With this song the movie ‘Hamraaz (UR)-1941-1950 makes its debut on the blog and joins its ‘ham-naam’ ‘Hamraaz-1968’ 😊 on the blog.

Remembering Geeta Dutt. Let us now listen to the song of today…


Song-Aa jaa papeehe geet suna de (Hamraaz)(UR)(1948) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Kamran Momin, MD-Shankar Lal

Lyrics

aa ja aa aa aa
aa jaa
aa ja aa aa aa
aa jaa
aa ja papeehe
geet sunaa re
ro ro birhan rain guzaare
aa ja aa
aa ja aa aa aa
aa jaa

yaad kisi ki jab aa jaaye
yaad kisi ki jab aa jaaye
hook uthhe man tadpaa jaaye
hook uthhe man tadpaa jaaye
neer bahaaye nain bechaare
aa ja aa
aa ja aa aa aa
aa jaa

saajan bairee saara zamaana
saajan bairee saara zamaana
aise mein tum bhool na jaana
aise mein tum bhool na jaana
thhaame jigar ginti hoon sitaare
aa ja aa
aa ja aa aa aa
aa jaa

jeewan naiyya dagmag dole
jeewan naiyya dagmag dole …

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आ जा आ आ आ
आ जा
आ जा आ आ आ
आ जा
आ जा पपीहे
गीत सुना दे
रो रो बिरहन रैन गुज़ारे
आ जा आ
आ जा आ आ आ
आ जा

याद किसी की जब आ जाए
याद किसी की जब आ जाए
हूक उठे मन तडपा जाए
हूक उठे मन तडपा जाए
नीर बहाए नैन बेचारे
आ जा
आ जा आ आ आ
आ जा

साजन बैरी सारा ज़माना
साजन बैरी सारा ज़माना
ऐसे में तुम भूल न जाना
ऐसे में तुम भूल न जाना
थामे जिगर गिनती हूँ सितारे
आ जा आ
आ जा आ आ आ
आ जा

जीवन नैय्या डगमग डोले
जीवन नैय्या डगमग डोले …


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Blog Day :

4511 Post No. : 16056

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part IX: Year 1955
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In this episode, we arrive at the tenth year of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in Hindi movies. She completed a decade of playback singing in HFM this year. She had already notched some firsts in HFM playback singing that did not get noticed at that time. For instance, she had become the first playback singer ever to sing more than one thousand songs in Hindi movies by 1954. She kept setting benchmarks that others could only dream of. We will discuss them at appropriate occasions.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1955 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aaj Ki Baat Snehal Bhatkar 1 3 3 0 0 0 Raj Baldev Raj (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
2 Aazaad C Ramchandra 8 8 5 1 2 0 Rajinder Krishan
3 Adl e Jahaangeer Husnlal Bhagatram 3 3 3 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
4 Albeli Ravi 2 2 1 1 0 0 Ravi
5 Baaradari Naashaad 8 8 4 2 2 0 Khumar Barabankwi
6 Bahu Hemant Kumar 3 3 3 0 0 0 S H Bihari
7 Bandish Hemant Kumar 1 3 3 0 0 0 S H Bihari (2) Ravi shankar(1)
8 Chaar Paise B D Burman 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sartaj
9 Chhora Chhori Roshan 1 5 4 1 0 0 Kidar Sharma
10 Chingaari Manohar Arora 5 6 6 0 0 0 Shailendra
11 Devdas S D Burman 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
12 Do Dulhe B S Kalla 2 4 2 2 0 0 Pt Indra Chandra
13 Duniya Gol Hai C Ramchandra 5 6 4 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
14 Ekaadashi Avinash Vyas 0 5 5 0 0 0 Pt Madhur
15 Garam Coat Amarnath 5 5 5 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri (4) Meera Bai (1)
16 Ghar Ghar Mein Deewaali Roshan 4 5 2 3 0 0 Prem Dhawan (4) Indeewar (1)
17 Hoor e Arab Ghulam Mohammad (5) Sardar Malik (1) 2 6 5 0 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
18 House no. 44 S D Burman 2 2 1 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
19 Insaaniyat C Ramchandra 4 6 3 2 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
20 Jagadguru Shankaracharya Avinash Vyas 0 1 1 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
21 Jashn Roshan 0 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
22 Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje Vasant Desai 6 9 5 4 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Saraswati Kumar Deepak (1) Meerabai (1)Dewan Sharar (2)
23 Joru Ka Bhai Jaidev 2 2 2 0 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil (1) Sahir Ludhianvi (1)
24 Kundan Ghulam Mohammad 4 5 3 1 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
25 Lagan Hemant Kumar 1 3 3 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
26 Lutera C Ramchandra 1 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
27 Mad Bhare Nain S D Burman 5 5 5 0 0 0 Shailendra
28 Madhur Milan Bulo C Rani 3 4 4 0 0 0 Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (2) Nigar (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
29 Milaap N Datta 2 2 2 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
30 Munim Ji S D Burman 6 6 6 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi (4) Shailendra (2)
31 Naata S Mohinder 9 9 6 0 2 1 Tanveer Naqvi (8) Kaifi Azmi (1)
32 Naqaab Pt Govindram 2 4 3 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan
33 Oot Pataang Vinod 2 2 2 0 0 0 D N Madhok
34 Patit Paawan Jamal Sen 1 3 2 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
35 Railway Platform Madan Mohan 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
36 Ratnaghar Sudhir Phadke 2 5 5 0 0 0 Pt Narendra Sharma
37 Riyaasat Avinash Vyas 0 2 2 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
38 Sardaar Jagmohan Sursagar 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
39 Seema Shankar Jaikishan 5 5 5 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (4) Shailendra (1)
40 Shikaar Bulo C Rani 1 2 1 1 0 0 Arshi Ajmeri
41 Shiv Bhakt Chitragupta 1 4 4 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali
42 Shri 420 Shankar Jaikishan 10 6 2 4 0 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
43 Sitaara Ghulam Mohammad 4 6 6 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
44 Society S D Burman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
45 Taanga Waali Salil Chaudhari 6 6 4 2 0 0 Prem Dhawan
46 Teerandaaz C Ramchandra 2 6 6 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
47 Tees Maar Khan Sardul Kwatra 0 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
48 Udan Khatola Naushaad 9 9 9 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
49 Veer Rajputaani Bulo C Rani 3 3 3 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali
50 Yaasmeen C Ramchandra 9 9 8 1 0 0 Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (8) Tanveer Naqvi (1)
Total 50 movies 31 MDs 165 218 177 30 10 1 32 lyricists

Statistically, this was the second most prolific year ever d]for Lata Mangeshkar. This year she sang 218 songs, which was just 5 songs fewer than her all time record of 223 songs that she had set in 1951.

In 1955, she gave playback in 50 movies. To put things in perspective, 120 movies were released in 1955 and they contained 1016 songs. So Lata Mangeshkar gave plaback in 42 % of the movies released in 1955 and her voice appeared in 22 % of the songs created that year !

In 1955, Lata Mangeshkar worked with 31 music directors and 32 lyricists. She worked with nine music directors for the first time this year. They were Amarnath, B D Burman, Chitragupta, Jagmohan Sursagar, Jaidev, Manohar Arora, N Datta, Ravi and S Mohinder. This yaer, she worked with seven lyricists for the first time. They were Arshi Ajmeri, Raj Baldev Raj, Meera Bai, Pt Madhur, Nigar, Ravi and Sartaj.

By the end of 1955, Lata Mangeshkar had sung 1344 songs in 326 movies. The blog contains 1110 of these songs. This year, she became the first playback singer to sing over one thousand solo songs in Hindi movies. By the end of 1955, she had worked with 79 Music directors and 106 lyricists. That way, she completed a century of lyricists as well.

Here is the summary of her playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1955 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
Total upto 1955 326 movies 1110 1344 1006 245 63 30

One can see that Lata Mangeshkar sang in 50 movies that were released in 1955. All Lata Mangeshkar songs have been covered in 24 of these movies. So we only have 26 movies left from which Lata Mangeshkar songs can still be covered.

Alphabetically the first such movie is “Aaj Ki Baat”(1955). This movie was produced and directed by Leela Chitnis to launch the career of her son Ajeet Chitnis. The movie had Ajeet Chitnis, Uday, Chitra, Bipin Gupta, Manmohan Krishna, Sunder, Leela Chitnis etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the blog. The movie had three Lata solos. One of these songs has been covered.

Here is the second Lata song from “Aaj Ki Baat”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song, sung by Lata Mangeshkar is penned by Raj Baldev raj (working with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time). Snehal Bhatkar is the music director.

A very nice song, appearing fresh as daisy. I listened to this song for the first time only just now. A forgotten gem of a song that deserves to be better known among music lovers.


Song-Aaj ki raat dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat(Aaj Ki Baat)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Raj Baldev Raj, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

aaj ki raat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat

dil ki dabee aawaaz ko sun le ae ae ae
dil ki dabee aawaaz ko sun le ae ae ae
kaliyaan phool bani hain chun le
kaliyaan phool bani hain chun le
bhar le jholi
jholi bhar le
jholi bhar le
preet laga (?)
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat

idhar nazaare
udhar nazaare
raat ke haathhon mein aen aen
chaand aur taare
idhar nazaare
udhar nazaare
raat ke haathhon mein aen
chaand aur taare
kar le chori
chori kar le
chori kar le ae
soch na baat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat

jo karna hai
kar le ek dam
jo karna hai
kar le ek dam
kal kya hoga
kar na koi gham
kal kya hoga
kar na koi gham
keh de dil se
dil se keh de
dil se keh de
dil ki baat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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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4510 Post No. : 16055 Movie Count :

4388

‘Vadh’ (2002) seems to have become an obscure film by now. Even though the film belongs to 21st century when the marketing through mass media has been the order of the day to promote the film, I do not recall having seen any such marketing blitzes for this film.

On-line searches revealed that it was a low budget film belonging to the genre of ‘suspense murder mystery’. A box office report suggests that the film was a ‘disaster’ as it earned about 50 per cent of the cost of production of the film. I guess, the absence of a well-conceived marketing of the film may have resulted in the prospective film audience not well-informed about the film. Otherwise, why should a film with Nana Patekar should get such a lukewarm reception at the box office? Probably, the low budget did not allow the makers of the film to indulge in high marketing blitzes.

‘Vadh’ (2002) was a maiden venture of Dilip Dhanwani who was in the film distribution business based in Mumbai. The star cast consisted of Nana Patekar, Anupama Verma, Puru Rajkumar, Meghna Kothari, Nakul Vaid, Sambhawana Seth, Arun Bakshi, Raju Mewani, Sweta Menon etc. The film was directed by N.S.R – the abbreviation for Nana Patekar, Rajesh Singh and Raj Bharath, respectively. Raj Bharath was entrusted with directing the film. However, due to alleged interferences by Nana Patekar, he left the film after which the Rajesh Singh was entrusted with the film’s direction. He also left the film on the same ground. Probably, producer thought it better to entrust the direction to Nana Patekar if he wants his film to be completed without any further delay.

The credit title of the film mentions that ‘it is a film by Nana Patekar for Dilip Dhanwani’. This shows as to how much Nana Patekar was involved in making of this film. This alone made me interested in watching the film, the DVD of which was available on one of the video sharing platforms. I watched this film in a single sitting as I found the film engrossing. The build-up of suspense till the last was superb. I could not guess as to who could be the murderer of three victims in the film which was attributed to a serial psychopath killer.

The gist of the story of the film is as under:

Dr, Arjun Singh (Nana Patekar) is a Psychiatrist who is attached to a mental hospital. He has a late marriage with Jyoti Singh (Anupama Verma) who is much younger than him. Dr. Arjun is very protective about his pregnant wife and loves her. His younger brother Vijay (Nakul Vaid) is a police inspector attached to Crime Branch who is in love with Meghna Kothari, the daughter of the Police Commissioner (Arun Bakshi).

In the mental hospital, there is a serial psychopath killer who has been kept in solitary confinement due to his violent behaviour. One day, the serial killer runs away from the hospital by breaking open the grilled door of his room. In this process, he kills three guards of the mental hospital by slicing the throats with ‘X’ slicing marks on the faces of the victims. This is his trade-mark killings. The police forces are looking out for the serial killer as this has created a panic among the residence.

Aryan (Puru Rajkumar) is a childhood friend of Dr. Arjun who is rich and a charming playboy. He spends much of his time in revelry and visits bars and clubs. He prefers casual relations with his girl-friends including the married ones and has no intention of marrying any of them. Dr. Arjun’s wife, Jyoti is also involved with extra marital relation with Aryan.

Soon after the running away of serial killer, one of the girl friends of Aryan is found murdered in her house. While the Crime Branch and Dr. Arjun think that the murder is a handywork of the serial killer with his trade-mark style of killing, Inspector Vijay has a doubt on Aryan as his visiting card is found in his murdered girl-friend’s house. After few days, another girl-friend of Aryan is found murdered in the same style which come to the light when Aryan visits her house. The presence of Aryan in the house makes Vijay confident that it is Aryan who has killed his girl friends in the same style as that of the serial killer so as to wood-wink the police in thinking that it is the work of the serial killer. Inspector Vijay arrests Aryan but due to lack of evidence against him, Aryan gets bail.

In the meanwhile, both Dr Arjun and his wife Jyoti are under threat from the serial killer. as they find ‘X’ mark in blood has been put on faces in their photo-frame. As a precautionary measure, Police Commissioner shifts them to a more secured place with a Commando attached to their new residence. Inspector Vijay ensures that he is present in the house when his brother, Dr. Arjun is on hospital duties.

Despite the security, one day, Jyoti finds that their personal Commando has been murdered in the same fashion as those killed by the serial killer. She gets the panic attack thinking that she and her husband would be the next target of the serial killers. A police team headed by the Police Commissioner visit to scene of the crime. To his horror, Inspector Vijay finds that his brother, Dr Arjun’s dead body is floating in a swimming pool with Jyoti murdered in her room with the same trade mark killing style as that of the serial killer.

The film ends with Police Commissioner taking a vow that he would not leave that mad serial killer and he would find him.

At the outset, the end of the film appears tame. This is because, I have not revealed the suspense part of the film just in case those who had not watched the film and are interested in doing so. The murder mystery has been solved as far as the film’s audience is concerned but for the police in the film, the case of the serial murders is yet to be solved.

The USP of the film is that the director has been successful in keeping the suspense in the film till the last. In fact, he has build-up the suspense as the film story progresses. However, this USP was not sufficient to make the film successful at the box office.

This film belongs to Nana Patekar from start to finish. There is no long and high-pitched dialogues for him as we are used to see him doing so in most of his films. He has a normal dialogue delivery and a restrained performance. Anupama Verma has done a conventional role of a house-wife which she has performed better than what she has been performing in her pop song videos. The suspense effects of the film have been well supported by the background music of Sanjay Chaudhary.

The weakness of the film is that it is too long for a suspense thriller. The film could have been easily condensed within the duration of say, 1 hour 45 minutes instead of 2 hours and 10 minutes to make it sleek for viewers. For example, there was not need to have two club songs of about 5 minutes durations just to support the playboy image of Puru Rajkumar. Such type of songs become distraction in a film which is trying to build-up the suspense. Probably, these two songs were included as a part of box office attractions. But the way these songs were conceived and presented, it would not have been a surprise if even front-benchers had taken a break by walking out of the theatre hall when these two songs were shown on the screen.

I also felt that there was no need for a romantic sub-plot of Inspector Vijay (Nakul Vaid) and his fiancée, Meghana Kothari. In fact, the role of Meghna Kothari is redundant in the film. On top of it, the pair have one song of about 5 minutes duration which appears to be forced upon the film.

And lastly, I missed the presence of N A Ansari type of a character in the film which would have added some aura around him, enhancing the suspense to the murder mystery.

‘Vadh’ (2002) has 6 songs, a high number for a suspense thriller. Except one, none of the song has pleased my ears. I am presenting the only song out of six which I liked and the song is ‘bahut khubsoorat hai aankhen tumhaari’ rendered by Jagjit Singh. The song is written by Nida Fazli which is set to music by Vishal-Shekhar. The song is picturised on Nana Patekar and Anupama Verma.

With this song, ‘Vadh’ (2002) makes its debut in the Blog.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Bahut khoobsoorat hain aankhen tumhaari (Vadh)(2002) Singer-Jagjit Singh, Lyrics-Nida Faazli, MD-Vishal Shekhar
Nana Patekar

Lyrics

hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm

bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari
agar ho inaayat
ae jaan-e-mohabbat
bana deejiye inko
kismat hamaari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari

tum in aankhon se duniya ko dekhti ho
aur main zindagi ko

jo sab se juda hai
wo andaaz ho tum
chhupa thha jo dil mein ae
wohi raaz ho tum
jo sab se juda hai ae
wo andaaz ho tum
chhupa thha jo dil mein ae
wohi raaz ho tum
tumhaari nazaakat a a
bani jab se chaahat
sukoon ban gayi hai
har ek bekaraari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari

na thhe jab talak tum
hamaari nazar mein
na thha chaand shab mein ae
na sooraj sahar mein
na the jab talak tum
hamaari nazar mein
na thha chaand shab mein ae
na sooraj sahar mein
tumhaari ijaajat
tumhaari hukoomat
ye saara gagan hai ae
ye dharti hai saari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari
agar ho inaayat
ae jaan-e-mohabbat
bana deejiye ae inko
kismat hamaari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari
bahut khubsoorat hain
aankhen tumhaari


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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4510 Post No. : 16053

Welcome all to this post where once again I am taking you back to the ‘melodious decade’ or ‘golden era’ years of 1951-1960.

We have this movie ‘Nek Khatoon-1959’ launched on the blog on 19.10.2016 with its song ‘sun le zameen aasmaan ke khuda’ sung by Geeta Dutt.
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‘Nek Khatoon-1959’ was directed by Pyare Lal for ‘Hind Pictures, Bombay’.

Pyare Lal was also the producer of this movie.

This movie had Chitra, Shah Agha, Hiralal, Indira, Sheikh, Neelofar, Jilani, Maqbul, Fakeer Muhammad, Mohini, Arvind Kumar, Razia, Habib, Kailash, Tiwari Cooper, Altaf, Baby Parveen and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 23.03.1959.

This movie had seven songs written by Khawar Zaman and composed to music by Jimmy.

As per HFGK Vol-III the songs from this movie are as listed below;

S. No. Song Title Singer Posted on
01 Aayi hoon dar pe tere ban ke sawaali (Part-1) Geeta Dutt
02 Loot le loot le loot le duniya ke maze… chaandi jaise din hain tere sone jaisi raatein
03 Loot le loot le loot le duniya ke maze…Pagley phir na aayengi ye mastibhari bahaarein
04 Maula ab to sun… sun le zameen aasmaan ke khuda Geeta Dutt 19.10.2016
05 Sun le zameen ke aasmaan ke khuda, sun le arey do jahaan ke khuda Geeta Dutt 19.10.2016
06 Aayi hoon dar pe tere ban ke sawaali (Part-2) Geeta Dutt
07 Maulaa ki rahmat se hogi har mushqil aasaan Khan Mastana

While posting the first song from this movie Atul ji had mentioned that

“HFGK mentions two songs (s n. 4 and 5) with similar lyrics but my feeling is that the two songs, going by the lyrics, could be just one song,”

I would like to mention the same for song numbers (2) & (3), that this could be one song together or else we are missing one stanza starting from ‘chaandi jaise din hain tere sone jaisi raatein’ because in today’s song we have one stanza before this stanza ‘pagley phir na aayengi ye mastibhari bahaarein’ and thereafter including this ‘pagley phir na aayengi’ it seems to be almost a full song. So, I guess song number 2 & 3 is one song together.

Also, HFGK did not mention the singer name for the above two songs. However, after listening the voices anybody can identify the singer. All links also identify the singer which is not difficult.

Let us now enjoy today’s song and add one more song to the tally of ‘Nek Khatoon-1959’ in the blog.

I hope you will like this song…

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs …


Song-Loot le Loot le duniya ke maze (Nek Khatoon)(1959) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Khawar Zamaan, MD-Jimmi
Chorus

Lyrics

loot le
loot le duniya ke maze
ye duniya teri hai
tu duniya ke liye ae
loot le
loot le duniya ke maze

ek shama jalti hai
uske laakhon hain parwaane ae
ulfat ka hai khel niraala
deewaana kya jaane
hoy
is duniya ke rang roop hain tere liye
loot le
loot le duniya ke maze
duniya ke maze
aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

pagle phir na aayengi ye masti bhari bahaaren
kab se khadi hai teri raah mein baandhe hue kataaren
hoy is duniya ke rang roop hain tere liye
loot le
loot le duniya ke maze
duniya ke maze

kal aaye na aaye
gaa le ulfat bhara taraana
pal pal ghat’ta jaaye tera saanson bhara khazaana
hoy is duniya ke rang roop hain tere liye
loot le
loot le duniya ke maze
duniya ke maze
duniya ke maze
aa aa
aa a aa
aa aa aa
aa a aa
aa aa aa aa

pyaar kabhi chhup kar nahin rahta
jo kahna hai kehle
dil ka sauda ho jayega
dil dene se pehle
hoy is duniya ke rang roop hain tere liye
loot le
loot le duniya ke maze
duniya ke maze

pal do pal rehta hai pagle roop rang ka mela
aankh jhapakte hi chal dega ye mausam albela
hoy is duniya ke rang roop hain tere liye ae
loot le
loot le duniya ke maze


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