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Blog Day : 4205 Post No. : 15395

Memories that are pure gold – the mention of his name brings to mind a limited set of memories. Ah but these memories are pure gold.

Remembering Vijay Anand today, on his birth anniversary. He would have been 86 today.

Without any doubts, the best and the most remarkable sense of visualization of music. Not just thinking of films with Navketan – ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’ (1957), ‘Kaala Bazaar’ (1960), ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963), ‘Guide’ (1965), ‘Jewel Thief’ (1967), ‘Johnny Mera Naam’ (1970) and more, his films outside of Navketan are also as memorable for their songs. ‘Teesri Manzil’ (1966) being the most popular and loved film for its songs, and their presentation. Of course, no one counters the wholesome effect of “O Haseena Zulfon Waali”. But then, see “O Mere Sona Re Sona Re Sona Re”. The superb performances in this song by both Shammi Kapoor and Asha Parekh are the handiwork of a most capable director, who knows how to bring out the maximum impact of everything that goes into presenting a song – the ambience, the words, the music, the facial expressions, the body language, crafting the merger of actions with music, the give and take between the two protagonists – everything brought together to convey this latent feeling in the heart, bringing it to the lips, and then expressing it with an un-tethered exuberance on the part of the lady, and a coy displeasure (to start with) on part of the gentleman. The end result – as Atul ji has often pointed out – after three stanzas, all is well and the lovers are seen walking hand in hand.

Take ‘Black Mail’ (1973) and the wonderfully soft rendition of a surreal presence of the loved one – felt through the written word, the voice of lover echoing through the letters, and the presence is so real that the lady wakes up with a start having felt the reality of a kiss on her forehead. Yes, the song is “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Tum Rehti Ho”. I am never tired of replaying this song, the video I mean. Just the song itself is great, but its presentation on screen has enhanced its beauty and impact many folds.

Vijay Anand has also appeared in a handful of films. In some of the films that he directed himself, and he is not in the list of actors, one can catch a glimpse of him in very brief cameo appearances. However, he has appeared in bigger roles, and also as a hero. The first film in which he made his debut in a meaty role is ‘Joru Ka Bhai’ from 1955, a comedy film in which the lead pair was Balraj Sahni and Sheela Ramani.

His next major appearance is as the hero of the 1957 film ‘Agra Road’, a cops and robbers type of story. Next we see him on screen along with his two elder brothers, Chetan and Dev, in the 1960 film ‘Kala Bazaar’ which he also directed. In this film he plays the role of the ex-boyfriend of Waheeda Rehman, who has gone for higher studies to France, and returns with his amorous loyalties shifted elsewhere.

After a gap of four years, he is seen once again in a supporting role in ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964), a film that had a large ensemble of main line stars. The next gap is much longer – 7 years. And he makes his screen appearance once again in the 1971 film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’, a film that he has directed himself. His role in this film as Dr. Jagannath Kothari, a famous gynecologist (in film), is very impressive and effective.

The next film is ‘Chhupa Rustom’ in 1973. Dev and himself, are police agents who go undercover to capture a gang of smugglers. Once again, this film is directed by him. His role, masquerading as a shady, brash, small time, two-timing con man brings out the comedian in him – in my opinion one of his best screen appearances. This film is an Indianized version of the famous novel by Alistair MacLean – ‘Fear Is The Key’.

Parallel to ‘Chhupa Rustam’ in 1973, he also appeared in the film ‘Double Cross’. In this, he appears in a double role as the hero and his twin brother who is on the wrong side of the law. He was not yet 40, but he looked quite overage for this twin brothers roles. He appears to be trying very hard to be the role, but was not convincing. The con-man role in ‘Chhupa Rustam’ was a great act, but in ‘Double Cross’ he did not quiet click. It is interesting to note that in the role of the brother on the right side of the law, Vijay is a professional photographer. That rang a bell in my mind and I checked. Very much so, the film ‘Heera Panna’ in which Dev Anand plays the role of a professional photographer also, was released in 1973 itself. As one compares the two performances, they are quite similar in mannerism, attire and body language. Now who was copying from whom? 🙂

In 1973 came another good film, produced and directed by his elder brother Chetan – ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’. He played the role of a fighter pilot, coming from a family of soldiers and pilots. There is a brief but a great monologue by him in this film – “Saathiyo, Dosto, Hum Hi To Aaj Ke Arjun Hain. . .”. (It can be viewed at 39:40 on the timeline at the link for the film ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam‘.) He presents this monologue, takes to the skies and then does not return. A short role, albeit an impressive one.

A year later he produced the film ‘Chor Chor’ (1974), but did not direct it himself. It is a suspense thriller that did not make it good on the box office, however, it was praised by the critics and reviewers. The film had no songs, and its star cast was very interesting. Vijay had assembled many actors of yesteryears for this film – Trilok Kapoor, Jairaj, and Ranjan. The female lead opposite to Vijay himself is Leena Chandawarkar. I have not seen this film, but it seems interesting enough to merit a view.

In 1974, he appeared in another film, in a very impressive performance once again. The film ‘Kora Kaagaz’, and he is cast with Jaya Bhaduri as the leading pair. The film is about an idealistic romance that transforms into matrimony. And the matrimony cannot withstand the reality of social relations and issues of personal choices – it breaks apart. Alas, there is a happy ending as the estranged spouses meet and make up in railway waiting room. Another very impressive performance.

Then, after a gap of another 4 years, Vijay appeared in another very good role – that of a rich landlord, very well performed. The film is ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’. A gem of a film by Raj Khosla, Vijay is pitted against two seasoned performers – Nutan as his first and legally wedded wife and Asha Parekh as his second companion in life, whom he brings home much to the dislike of the first lady of the house.

In 1981, came the film ‘Ghungroo Ki Awaaz’ – a tale of haunting and intrigues. Once again, Vijay finds himself out of his depth. Is that a reflection of being a very good director and then come to act under the direction of another director who may not be as well capable. Don’t know whether we should draw this comparison. But then this film is not in my list of impressive performances by Vijay.

In 1984, Chetan Anand produced and directed ‘Hum Rahe Na Hum’ in which Vijay and Shabana Azmi played the lead pair. Then in 2001, he produced and directed ‘Jaana Na Dil Se Door’ in which he and brother Dev played senior roles in a film with an impressive star cast that includes Kamini Kaushal, Mohnish Behl, Moushumi Chatterji, Indrani Bannerjee, Dinesh Hingoo and Vikram Gokhale.

Vijay also appeared in a mini series on TV in 1994, titled ‘Tehkikaat’, in the role of Sam D’Silva, an investigator.

Readers would remember that Alfred Hitchcock always made it point to appear in his own films in a fleeting cameo appearance. That was his signature mark in his films, and the audiences would eagerly await to catch his appearance as they viewed his films for the first time. Vijay Anand has also a similar reputation, albeit we are not sure we have tracked down his cameos in all the films that he directed. A brief list of what I have been able to compile.

He appears in ‘Funtoosh’ (1956) as a young out-of-work writer, who meets Funtoosh (Dev Anand) after he is released from the mental hospital. Funtoosh gifts him a pen to write.

Then in ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ (1963) he appears in the stairwell of Qutab Minar, wearing spectacles, walking down the stairs with two other persons, as Dev and Nutan are busy with their amorous inclinations singing “Dil Ka Bhanwar Karey Pukaar”.

In ‘Guide’ (1965), we hear his voice, as an unknown stranger is asking about Raju guide on the railway platform. Just a very brief dialogue.

In ‘Jewel Thief’ (1967), we hear his voice on the phone, in a brief conversation with Helen.

In ‘Prem Pujari’ (1970) he appears very briefly in the role of a spy, a fleeting cameo.

Again in 1970 ‘Johnny Mera Naam’, we hear his voice very briefly as an officer of Nepal Police greets Iftekhar at the Kathmandu airport, welcoming him to Nepal.

Here is a very interesting on screen appearance trivia. Hollywood producer and director, Mike Judge of the ‘Beavis And Butthead’ fame, was a great fan of Vijay Anand. In fact, in his animated film ‘Beavis And Butthead Do America’, there is a song being played in a casino in Las Vegas. On stage, among the musicians, there is a guitar player accompanying the singer. Mike Judge had based this character on Vijay Anand. The song in that film is ‘Love Roller Coaster’, available on YouTube; just click on the link.

A brief list of shelved films of Vijay Anand.

After ‘Rajput’ (1982) and before ‘Main Tere Liye’ (1988), Vijay Anand launched ‘Dekha Jaayega’ with Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. Anil backed out at last moment. After a brief gap, the film was planned again with Saif Ali in place of Anil, but was later shelved.

In 1988, he planned the film ‘Dosti Ka Taqaaza’ starring Mithun and Govinda. It was later shelved.

He appeared in the film ‘Insha Allaah’ as the hero opposite to Zarina Wahab. The film was later shelved.

He directed ‘Chura Lenge Ankhon Se Kajal’ (1992) with Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor. This film was also shelved.

In 1997 he starred in and directed the NFDC (National Film Development Corporation) film ‘Nyaymurty Krishnamurty’. This film also did not see the light of the day.

In the 1990s, he also started working on another film ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’, which could not be completed, probably did not go beyond the planning stage.

OK, so today’s song. It is contributed by Avinash ji. The film is ‘Ghungroo Ki Awaaz’. The story is of a family conspiracy with shades of reminders from the film ‘Mera Saaya’. The protagonist falls in love, the lady dies in confusing circumstances, then she returns as a ghost to haunt the man. The plot finally nails down another family member, who is attempting to get rid of the protagonist, for the sake of inheritance. There are maybe some more films that are based on this scenario.

The music is by RD Burman, the words are from the pen of Vijay Anand himself and Kishore Kumar is the playback voice.

A heartfelt salute to this celluloid artist who donned many a hat in his career, and had left behind a memorable legacy.

 

Video

Audio

Song – Tere Ghungroo Ki Awaaz  (Ghungroo Ki Awaaz) (1981) Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lyrics – Vijay Anand, MD – RD Burman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

sitaaron ne sajaayee thhi dagar
hawaaon ne jhulaaya bhi magar
hmm hmm hmm
sitaaron ne sajaayee thhi dagar
hawaaon ne jhulaaya bhi magar
jalaa daaley
jalaa daaley
pankh naseebon ne
reh gayee hasrat e parwaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

andheron mein chhupi hai kiran
milan hai par ye kaisa milan
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
andheron mein chhupi hai kiran
milan hai par ye kaisa milan
adhura hai
adhura hain
geet jeewan ka
aur toota toota saaz
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz

ho o o mere hamraaz
kaisa hai ye raaz
bulaati hai aur kho jaati hain
tere ghunghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghoonghroo ki aawaaz
tere ghoonghroo
ki aawaaz

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

सितारों ने सजाई थी डगर
हवाओं ने झुलाया भी मगर
हं हं हं
सितारों ने सजाई थी डगर
हवाओं ने झुलाया भी मगर
जला डाले
जला डाले
पंख नसीबों ने
रह गयी हसरत ए परवाज़
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़
हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

अंधेरों में छुपी है किरण
मिलन है पर ये कैसा मिलन
हं हं हं
हं हं हं
अंधेरों में छुपी है किरण
मिलन है पर ये कैसा मिलन
अधूरा हैं
अधुरा हैं
गीत जीवन का
और टूटा टूटा साज़
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़

हो ओ ओ मेरे हमराज़
कैसा है ये राज़
बुलाती है और खो जाती हैं
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़
तेरे घुँघरू कि आवाज़
तेरे घुँघरू ..
कि आवाज़


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Blog Day : 4205 Post No. : 15394

“Amat Jyoti”(1965) was directed by Raman B Desai for Bombay Films, Bombay. The movie had L. Vijayalaxmi, Ulhas, Kamal Mehra, Sapru, Mahipal etc in it.

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

Here is the fourth song from “Amat Jyoti”(1965) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Mahendra Kapoor. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. music is composed by Vasant Desai.

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

Lyrics of this song are provided by Nitin Shah.


Song-Jeewan bhar ham tum saath rahe (Amar Jyoti)(1965) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

Aji o o o
o sajan
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
jeewan bhar ham tum saath rahe
jeewan bhar ham tum mil na sakey

tum ko hum phoolon se poojen
par phoolon se hum khil na sakey
jeewan bhar hum
aji o o o
o sajan

ik mukhde ke do nain thhe hum
aapas meinn phir bhi door rahe
ik nadi ke hum thhe kinaare do
jo milne se mazboor rahe

milne se sapne choor huye
dil ke chaahat bekaar rahe ae ae
donon aapas rote kewal
ik sheeshe ki deewaar rahi ee ee ee
hum soch khade thhe do bande
hum paanch khade thhe do bande
tatke to rahe par mil na sakey
jeewan bhar ham tum saath rahe
jeewan bhar ham tum mil na sakey
jeewan bhar hum
aji o o o
o sajan
aji o o o
o sajan


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Today’s song is from an obscure film ‘Angoori’ (1943).

The film was produced by The Indian Art Pictures, Bombay. This was a new company formed and this film was their first venture. They did not have their own studio, like many other producers. Due to the second world war, many new financiers turned to film making, using their black money earned during the rationing of many essential commodities. Even the raw film stock, used to make a movie, was controlled and naturally was available in black market freely at a premium price. Such producers got their films shot in some established studios by renting a shooting floor. The prolific film company, Ranjit, had reserved 2 floors out of their 8 shooting floors, only to be given on rent to such producers. Film ‘Angoori’ was shot in the studios of Circo Production company.

The film was based on a novel by writer LK Shukla. For the director, Mahesh Kaul, this was his debut film as a Director. So far he had been only a writer and a sundry actor in films.

Mahesh Kaul (10-4-1911 to 2-7-1972) was born in Lahore and educated in Moni College, Nagpur. After graduation, he worked as a journalist and a bank manager. He then entered films as a lyricist and dialogue writer. He debuted as an actor in KA Abbas scripted film ‘Naya Sansar’ (1941) and played Dronacharya’s role in film ‘Mahatma Vidur’ (1943). His other films as an actor were ‘Apna Ghar’ (1942), ‘Gopinath’ (1948), ‘Kaaghaz Ke Phool’ (1959) and ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1971). His first film as a director was ‘Angoori’, then came ‘Paristan’ in 1944. He produced and directed film ‘Gopinath’, with Raj Kapoor and IPTA actress Tripti Mitra. Some of his major films as a director are ‘Naujawaan’ (1951), ‘Aakhri Dao’ (1958), ‘Talaaq’ (1958), ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962), ‘Palki’ (1967), ‘Sapnon Ka Saudagar’ (1968) etc. In all he directed 15 Hindi films. His last film ‘Agni Rekha’ came after his death, in 1973.

The music director for this film was GM Durrani and the lyricist was Rammurty Chaturvedi. Earlier, when the film was planned and an advertisement was published in ‘Film India’ magazine, the film had given the name of Pt. Indra as the lyricist, but later on probably he was replaced by Rammurty. The cast of the film was Ulhas, Kaushalya, Dar Kashmiri, Mukul, Chandrahas, Sunetra, PR Joshi, Angre, Ranjan, Peer Muhammad, Mukul etc. This was Durrani’s first film as an MD.

Ghulam Mustafa Durrani, often abbreviated as GM Durrani (1919 – 8 September 1988) was a popular and legendary Indian radio drama artist, playback singer, actor and music director. To his credit, he tried to make his own identity as a playback singer and not try to follow the KL Saigal type of singing. GM Durrani was notable for sad songs, romantic songs, patriotic songs, Quraan Khani, qawwalis, ghazals and bhajans. He was also one of the first Muslim singers to get to sing Hindu Devotionals. GM Durrani was also the most senior Punjabi singer-actor at that time. He was radio drama artist and full-time singer of Lahore, Delhi and Bombay stations of AIR (All India Radio, aka Akashvani (radio broadcaster)). His native language was Pashto but he had a strong command over Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. He sang in many Indian languages including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Pashto language in Indian movies in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. After the 50s Durrani sang very few songs. Durrani was the disciple of radio broadcaster Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari.

Ghulam Mustafa Durrani was born in Peshawar, British India in 1919. He was a Pathan (Pashtun) and belonged to the Mohammad Zai Durrani Kabila. He was from a conservative family where even tea was not taken. Milk and lassi were the drinks of choice. When he used to go to those shops and some songs used to be heard, he used to hum along with them. Everyone used to say this boy should go to Bombay, as his voice was very good. The thought of becoming an actor entered his mind as well. He soon ran out of money to make ends meet.

His mother had expired when he was very young. Father was educated and of artistic mind but very strict, and the only ally at the home was his loving grandmother. But she could also not protect him from his father’s anger.

The last job Durrani did in Peshawar was of at a painter’s shop where an artist always used to hum the tunes of the songs composed by highly respected composer and actor Rafiq Ghaznavi. He also started imitating those songs and got appreciation from the colleagues which inspired him. Durrani started practising Rafiq Ghaznavi’s songs and assumed him as his master. During this time, his father took him to another job at his uncle’s motor-part shop. But the artist within, didn’t stay long there and Durrani ran away from the home to Lahore with only 22 rupees in his pocket.

In Lahore, Durrani did odd jobs along with singing on radio. This brought him fame and passion for radio singing which took him to Delhi first, and then to Bombay. He came to Bombay on 14 April 1935. In Bombay, he got somehow a job at the Radio Station and from here he got recognition. Film wallahs started calling him to sing.

His singing career started from AIR. Durrani was discovered by film producer Sohrab Modi of Minerva Film Company (later known as Minerva Movietone). Modi gave him his first break around 1935-36 in the movie ‘Saed-e-Havas’ (1936), a historical under the music director, classical musician Bundu Khan popularly known as ‘Taan-Talwar‘ Bundu Khan.

When Durrani came to Bombay playback system was not there and one had to act on screen. He didn’t like running around trees and refused to work further. He faced a lot of difficulties and could not return as people would call him a ‘Kanjar‘. Minerva was reportedly to close down soon too. He soon joined the Delhi Radio Station of AIR (Akashvani). Durrani was working at the Delhi Radio Station where he got acquainted with poet Behzad Lakhnavi whose many ghazals had been sung by Mallika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals) Akhtari Bai Faizabadi, later to become famous as Begum Akhtar.

He later shifted to the Bombay Radio Station where he met a big personality at the time, whom he considered his ustad (master), Station Director of Bombay station of AIR (Akashvani), Baba-e-Nasharayat (Father of Broadcasting) Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari who helped the radio station come up a lot. Durrani always referred to Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari as ustad as a mark of honour. (ZA Bukhari, was the Station Director of Delhi station and then Bombay station of AIR (Akashvani). After the partition of India and creation of Pakistan, Bukhari migrated to Pakistan. He was made the first director-general of Radio Pakistan (Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation) and later, he served as general manager of PTV (Pakistan Television Corporation)).

Durrani’s salary was fixed at Rs 40 per month. Here he was working as a drama artist. He was soon counted as one of the best drama artist on the radio those days. Over a period of three years his salary had gone up to Rs 70 per month. But fate would soon call him back to films. In 1939-40, when the method of playback singing was already in use, he returned to films, to lend his voice for a film titled ‘Bahurani’ (1940) as his first playback singing assignment. The film was made by Sagar Movietone and its music director was Rafiq Ghaznavi. Durrani was then working as a full-time Singer in AIR (Akashvani). Those were British days and they were not allowed to do any private recordings. But Ghaznavi insisted. and Durrani laid down some conditions, like; the recording should be fixed on a Sunday night so that no outsiders would be allowed to enter the studio. Secondly, he said that his name shouldn’t appear in credit titles or on discs. The song was a duet with Miss Rose, an Anglo-Indian, who didn’t have much experience as a singer. He was paid Rs. 75 for the song as against his salary of Rs. 70 a month at AIR (Akashvani). He then left  his job at AIR on 31st December 1940 and decided to concentrate fully on his film career.

Thereafter he sang for, among others, noted music directors like Khawaja Khurshid Anwar, friend Naushad, Shankar Rao Vyas and AR Qureshi (also known as Alla Rakha, Pandit Ravi Shanker’s famous tabla accompanist) for films like ‘Namaste’ (1943), ‘Shama’ (1946), ‘Mirza Sahiban’ (1947), ‘Magroor’ (1950), ‘Sabak’ (1950), ‘Humlog’ (1951) and scores of others. He became very popular. Many singers started their careers with him and he inspired many others too.

He was the idol of Mohammed Rafi who imitated him in the initial days. Now what could be a better tribute to singer than that, that the symbol of divinity in the Indian Music Industry, Mohammad Rafi, followed him. In fact, in 1944 Rafi recorded what he considered his first Hindi language song for the film ‘Gaon ki Gori (1944) for Shyam Sunder, “Aji Dil Ho Kaaboo Mein To Dildaar Ki Aisi Taisi” with GM Durrani and chorus.

Geeta Dutt also started her career in her break through movie ‘Do Bhai’ (1947) with the song “Aaj Preet Ka Naata Toot Gaya“, a duet with GM Durrani for SD Burman.

Similarly, “Haaye Chhore Ki Jaat Badi Bewafa“, (in film ‘Chaandni Raat’, (1949), a duet with GM Durrani, was Lata’s first song for composer, Naushad.

Durrani has sung many songs during his career. His output later reduced. According to a story he was influenced not to sing for some time after his Hajj visit and Rafi then helped him get back to singing but by then his career was over. Music composer Khawaja Khurshid Anwar in his first film ‘Kurmai’ (Punjabi-1941) took Durrani as his assistant and later gave him the film ‘Angoori’ (1943) as music director.

In the period of KL Saigal – Surinder, Khan Mastaana and GM Durrani were also famous. GM Durrani was one of the 40s legendary playback singers. Durrani tried to make his own identity as a playback singer and not try to follow the KL Saigal type of singing. His singing style was to inspire Rafi and others in the years to come. Later GM Durrani became a model to many playback singers who followed then. The soulful renditions of Durrani were to be reminded of by Talat’s singing as well.

Mohammed Rafi was influenced most notably, by GM Durrani on whose style he based his singing. He sang with his idol in some of the songs such as “Humko Hanste Dekh Zamana Jalta Hai” (Hum Sab Chor Hain, 1956) and “Khabar Kisi Ko Nahin Wo Kidhar Ko Dekhte Hain” (Beqasoor, 1950).

Durrani considered his first famous song was “Duniya Mein Sab Jode Jode” of the film ‘Sharda’ (1942) composed by Naushad.

The song “Neend Hamaari Khwaab Tumhaare Kitne Meethe Kitne Pyaare“, that made him a real rage was however composed by Shyam Sundar for the movie ‘Nai Kahaani’ (1943). This song, sung most part by GM Durrani with some support by child-star Balakram, was playing everywhere. When he sang, this song, the listeners went crazy. This timeless melody can never be forgotten by fans of Indian Cinema. Nearly 40 years later, when Tata Oil Mills did a program Mortal Men Immortal Melodies to celebrate fifty years of talkies in India, they invited him to re-render the song. Although many had forgotten him, his voice was still great and he got a standing applause for it.

There was a time when GM Durani was the favourite and most preferred singer for most composers in the industry. From 1941 to 1951, he sang over 300 songs. He is a case of “Riches to Rags”. Once a rich and famous singer,he spent his last few years fighting with throat cancer, poverty and loneliness. His end was quite pathetic.

GM Durani was a leading singer, like Surendra. The difference was Surendra sang only in his own films and thus had limitations,but Durrani was a playback singer, without much competition. In the 40s, there were hardly any male Playback singers,because most singers were actors themselves and sang their own songs, like Asit Baran. Karan Dewan, Ashok Kumar, Prem Adeeb, Arun Ahuja, Balwant singh, CH Atma, Ishwarlal, kantilal, KL Saigal, Pahadi Sanyal etc. There were of course few playback singers like Khan Mastaana, SD Batish, AR Oza, Balbir etc., but they were no competition to Durrani at all.

Because of this ,some singers were jealous of him and there was an attempt to poison him with Mercury Chloride (sindoor) given in a paan  by another well known singer. All relevant stories point out fingers to Hafeez Khan Mastaana in this incident as the culprit. Before he could confess, which he wanted to it seems, Mastaana died in absolute poverty and in total neglect near Mahim Dargah.  Later on his only son used to be seen begging there for quite some time. One of the RMIM members had met him there.

After singing assignments dried up, he opened a provision stores in Mahim, Bombay and ran it for 3 years. Finally, when the losses mounted, he sold off the business in loss.

In his last days, Durrani had throat cancer. He was looked after well by his sons and daughters. In his last days, he was interviewed by the famous writer Shri Rajnikumar Pandya ji. After I came to know Shri Pandya ji, he kindly gifted me a CD containing this last interview of Durrani. The interview was conducted just one day prior to his death . So I have not only Durrani’s real voice, but also a song he sang from his deathbed for this interview ! Thanks to Shri Pandya ji. GM Durrani, in that last interview claimed that he had helped both financially and professionally two rising singers – Mohd. Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar, in their initial struggling period. He describes his first meetings with them in the interview.

GM Durani sang many memorable songs like, “Haath Seene Pe Jo Rakh Do To Qaraar Aa Jaaye“, with Noorjehan in ‘Mirza Sahiban’ (1947), “Laara Lappa Laara Lappa Laai Rakhda” with Lata in ‘Ek thi Ladki’ (1949), “Nazar Phero Na Ham Se” with Shamshad Begum in ‘Deedar’ (1951), “Gaaye Chala Jaa“, with Lata in ‘Hum Log’ (1951), “Humko Hanste Dekh Zamana Jalta Hai” with Rafi in ‘Hum Sab Chor Hain’ (1956. Durrani sang about 300 songs. His last song came in ‘Lal Pathar’ (1971). Co-incidentally, in this last film, he also appeared on screen, lip syncing a song by Mohd Rafi – “Unke Khayaal Aaye To Aate Chale Gaye“.

GM Durrani acted in 16 films, from 1949 to 1978. He sang 305 songs in 168 films. He gave music as MD in 8 films and also wrote lyrics in film ‘Nazaare’ (1949).

An odd name in the cast of ‘Angoori’ is Dar Kashmiri. A little information about this name. He was the eldest brother of Omkar Nath Dar aka OK Dar  aka Jeevan.

Om Prakash Dar was born into a  large family. He had 23 siblings. His grandfather was the Governor of Gilgit in Gilgit-Baltistan. He lost his father when the youngest- Jeevan – was 3 years old and his mother died at childbirth. Being the eldest, he came to Bombay in search of jobs and entered films. Instead of his original long name, he was called Dar Kashmiri.

Actually, when Jeevan came to Bombay in search of film roles, Om Prakash Dar aka Dar kashmiri, his elder brother, was already working in films. Jeevan appeared first time in ‘Fashionable India’ (1935). Since his name was Onkar Nath, he was billed as OK Dar (and not Dar Kashmiri – please note).

His elder brother Dar Kashmiri worked in many films- some of them are – ‘Noor Mahal’ (1934), ‘Watan Parast’ (1934), ‘Yaad Rahe’ (1940), ‘Abla’ (1941), ‘Saugandh’ (1942), ‘Angoori’ (1943), ‘Naya Taraana’ (1943), ‘Room No. 9’ (1946), ‘Hua Savera’ (1948′, ‘Kundan’ (1955) and ‘Ayodhyapati’ (1956). and many other films. In every film, he was billed as Dar Kashmiri only.

Jeevan was billed as  OK Dar (Jeevan) from film ‘Romantic India’ (1936) onwards and then on as Jeevan only – except still a few films where he was billed as OK Dar (Jeevan). In film ‘Patit Paavan’ (1955), both brothers acted and they were individually billed as Jeewan and Dar Kashmiri. This settles their name issue completely.

Let us now listen to this duet. With this song, film ‘Angoori’ of 1943, makes its debut on the blog.

(Information about GM Durrani here, is based partly on an article in www.peoplepill.com and from Rajani Kumar Pandya ji’s book ‘Aap ki Parchhainyan’. I acknowledge and my thanks to both. Information on Dar Kashmiri is from Filmdom-46).


Song – Nainon Mein Naina Deenho Daal. . . O. . . Baanke Naina Waale (Angoori) (1943) Singer – Kaushalya, GM Durrani, Lyricist – Ram Murty Chatruvedi, MD – GM Durrani
Kaushalya + GM Durrani

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

nainon main naina deenho daal
nainon main naina deenho daa..aal
oo oo ooooo
baanke naina waale
nainon main naina deenhi daal
nainon main naina deenhi daa..aal
oo oo ooooo
baanke naina waali
nainon main naina deenho daal

jaat dagariya lad gaye sajni
jaat dagariya lad gaye sajni
chanchal nain hamaare
chanchal nain hamaare
chhail tere zulmi nainon se
chhail tere zulmi nainon se
nain hamaare haare
nain hamaare haare
oo oo ooooo
baanke naina waale
nainon main naina deenhi daal
nainon main naina deenhi daa..aal
oo oo ooooo
baanke naina waale
nainon main naina deenho daal

baney baawre pyaase naina
baney baawre pyaase naina
ab to naa tarsaao
ab to naa tarsaao
bas kar ke nainon mein pi
bas kar ke nainon mein pi
nainon ki pyaas bujhaao
nainon ki pyaas bujhaao
oo oo ooooo
baanke naina waale
nainon main naina deenho daal
nainon main naina deenho daa..aal
oo oo ooooo
baanke naina waale

nainon main naina deenho daa..aal
nainon main naina deenho daa..aal

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डाल
नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डा॰॰ल
ओ ओ ओss
बाँके नैना वाले
नैनों में नैना दीन्हीं डाल
नैनों में नैना दीन्हीं डा॰॰ल
ओ ओ ओss
बाँके नैना वाली
नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डाल

जात डगरिया लड़ गए सजनी
जात डगरिया लड़ गए सजनी
चंचल नैना हमारे
चंचल नैना हमारे
छैल तेरे ज़ुल्मी ननों से
छैल तेरे ज़ुल्मी नैनों से
नैन हमारे हारे
नैन हमारे हारे
ओ ओ ओss
बाँके नैना वाले
नैनों में नैना दीन्हीं डाल
नैनों में नैना दीन्हीं डा॰॰ल
ओ ओ ओss
बाँके नैना वाली
नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डाल

बने बावरे प्यासे नैना
बने बावरे प्यासे नैना
अब तो ना तरसाओ
अब तो ना तरसाओ
बस करके नैनों में पी
बस करके नैनों में पी
नैनों की प्यास बुझाओ
नैनों की प्यास बुझाओ
ओ ओ ओss
बाँके नैना वाले
नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डाल
नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डा॰॰ल
ओ ओ ओss
बाँके नैना वाले

नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डाल
नैनों में नैना दीन्हों डा॰॰ल


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Blog Day : 4204 Post No. : 15392

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 4
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Ten years back on this day the following movies were represented on the blog;
(in ascending order of the posts on that day)

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Kyun jhuki jhuki hain palkein Chhaila Babu-1967 All songs covered on the blog (4/4)
Pilaa de magar shart ye hogi saaqi Sab Ka Ustaad-1967 04 of 07 songs posted
Pardes jaake pardesiya bhool naa jaana piyaa Arpan-1983 02 of 05 songs posted

Today I am presenting a beautiful song from the movie ‘Arpan-1983’. The song is sung by Anwar and as I have mentioned in my post on Anwar I like this song very much.

‘Arpan-1983’ was one of the best musical scores of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. I like all songs of this movie and I remember it were very popular then. Though the top three songs in that year’s (1983) annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’ were from ‘Souten-1983’ – 01 song and ‘Nikaah-1983’-02 songs respectively at no.1,2 & 3.

However, some of the best music for that year came from Laxmikant-Pyarelal, while Bappi Lahiri and R.D. Burman also gave some of their best musical scores in the same year.

They composed music for as many as twelve movies released in 1983 and the songs from ‘Hero-1983’ released at the end of 1983 ruled the charts in next year i.e. in 1984 and its song ‘tu mera jaanu hai’ ranked at no.1 of the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’ list of 1984.

SNo Movie Passed by Censor Board on
01 Andhaa Qaanoon 04.04.1983
02 Arpan 07.02.1983
03 Avtaar 27.01.1983
04 Beqaraar 01.08.1983
05 Coolie 14.11.1983
06 Hero 05.12.1983
07 Mujhe Insaaf Chaahiye 13.09.1983
08 Paakhandi 08.09.1983
09 Prem Tapasya 15.01.1983
10 Who Saat Din 23.06.1983
11 Yeh Ishq Nahin Aasaan 28.01.1983
12 Zaraa Si Zindagi 03.01.1983

‘Arpan -1983’ was directed by J. Om Prakash for his home production ‘Filmyug Pvt. Ltd.’ He was also the producer of this movie.

Jagdish Kumar and Vijay Kumar Soorma were Executive Producers of this movie.
Harish Khatri was the Chief Assistant Director, and Surinder Shorey and Jawahar Bhandari were its Associate Directors.

It had Jeetendra, Reena Roy, Parveen Babi, Raj Babbar. Also featuring in it were Preeti Sapru, Shashi Puri, Sujit Kumar, Sulochana Latkar, Dina Pathak supported by Sudhir Dalvi, Ranveer Raj, Tom Alter, Vikas Anand, Sunder Taneja, Harjeet, Feroz, Vishwanath Shetty, Shafiq Pathan, R.R. Somaiya.

Story of this movie was written by J. Om Prakash.

The screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by Ramesh Pant. Editing was done by Nand Kumar and Prakash Dave was his associate.

Lyrics of this movie were written by Anand Bakshi and music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

The movie had total five songs in it for which the voices used were of Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and Suresh Wadkar.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.02.1983.

Today’s song is sung by Anwar and lyrics are by Anand Bakshi. Music is composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal as mentioned above.

Two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog earlier (and even if we consider the second song posted from this movie which was on 28.01.2010, this movie is completing ‘ten years’ run on the blog and still to be ‘Yippeeee’ed 😊

Song Posted on
pardes-jaake-pardesiya-bhool-naa-jaanaa-piyaa 21.01.2010
likhne-waale-ne-likh-daale 28.01.2010

Today’s song is the third song from this movie to appear on the blog.

While Jeetendra is lip-syncing in Anwar’s voice, Parveen Babi, Reena Roy, Raj Babbar and others are also present in the picturization of this song.

1982-83 was my ‘10th standard – educational year’ so I was not supposed to watch many movies in that year. But I remember after appearing the Board exams and exams of my younger brothers we get to watch many movies thereafter. In between, cricket was going on as usual and there was ‘World Cup 1983 win’ too 😊

But this movie ‘Arpan-1983’ still remains to be watched for me and as such I cannot say much about it, though I loved its songs very much. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs …

Let us now enjoy today’s song …

Video

Audio

Song-Mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai (Arpan)(1983) Singer-Anwar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai

mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai ay ay
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai ae
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai

kisi se khelna phir chhod dena aa
kisi se khelna phir chhod dena aa aa
khilaunon ki tarah dil tod dena
haseenon o o o o
haseenon ki ye aadat
ban gayi hai ay ay
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai

kabhi thha naam iska
bewafaayee ee ee
kabhi thha naam iska
bewafaayee
magar ab aajkal ye behayaayee
shareefon ki sharaafat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai

kisi mandir ki moorat thhi kabhi ye
kisi mandir ki moorat thhi kabhi ye ae ae
badi hi khubsoorat thhi kabhi ye
magar kya aa aa aa
magar kya iski soorat ban gayi hai ae ae
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi hai ay ay
mohabbat ab tijaarat ban gayi hai
tijaarat ab mohabbat ban gayi …

 

(Tijaarat – trade, commerce)
(Behayaayi- shamelessness, immodesty)
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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है

मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है ए ए

मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है ए
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है

किसी से खेलना फिर छोड़ देना आ
किसी से खेलना फिर छोड़ देना आ आ
खिलौनों की तरह दिल तोड़ देना
हसीनों ओ ओ ओ ओ
हसीनों की ये आदत
बन गयी है ए ए
मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है

कभी था नाम इसका
बेवफाई ई ई
कभी था नाम इसका
बेवफाई
मगर अब आजकल ये बेहयाई
शरीफों की शराफत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है
मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है

किसी मंदिर की मूरत थी कभी ये
किसी मंदिर की मूरत थी कभी ये ए ए
बड़ी ही ख़ूबसूरत थी कभी ये
मगर क्या आ आ आ
मगर क्या इसकी सूरत बन गयी है ए ए
मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी है ए ए
मोहब्बत अब तिजारत बन गयी है
तिजारत अब मोहब्बत बन गयी …


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Blog Day : 4204 Post No. : 15391

“Teen Bahuraaniyaan”(1968) was directed by S S Wasan and S S Balan for Gemini Combines, Madras. The movie had Dhumal, Prithviraj Kapoor, Rajendranath, Shashikala, Jankidas, Kanchana, Agha, Kanhaiyalal, Vaishali, Niranjan Sharma, Farida, Jayanthi, Lalita Pawar, Ramesh Deo, Jagdeep etc in it.

As can be expected, this was a Madrasi Chandamama kind of story where a combined family consisting of three songs, their daughters and children live together happily and peacefully alongwith the parents. 🙂 It was called a “social” movie. One may as well call it a fantasy fairytaled movie. 🙂

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

Here is the third song from “Teen Bahuraaniyaan”(1968) to appear in the blog. The song is picturised on the three ladies playing the three daughter’s in law. The song is sung by three Mangeskhar sisdters, viz Lata, Asha Bhonsle and Usha Mangeshkar. This is one of those special cases when three sisters have figures in a song.

Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji. Lyrics for this song are provided by Nitin ji.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the actors seen in the picturisation.

PS-Our knowledgeable reader Dr Subramanian S informs us that the three actresses seen in the picturisation are Sowkar Janaki, Kanchana and Jayanti.


Song-Hamre aangan bagiya (Teen Bahuraaniyaan)(1968) Singers-Lata, Asha Bhonsle, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

hamre aangan bagiya
bagiya mein do panchchi
hamre aangan bagiya
bagiya mein do panchchi
hoye panchchi ud na jaaye dekhna
panchchi ud na jaaye
hamre aangan bagiya
bagiya mein do panchchi
hoye panchchi ud na jaaye dekhna
panchchi ud na jaaye
hamre aangan bagiya

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
pehla panchchi pyaar hai
is pyaar se kariyo pyaar
is pyaar se kariyo pyaar
pehla panchchi pyaar hai
is pyaar se kariyo pyaar
is pyaar se kariyo pyaar
pyaar na ho to soona soona
pyaar na ho to soona soona
laage ye sansaar sakhi ri
hamre aangan bagiya
bagiya mein do panchchi
hoye panchchi ud na jaye dekhns
panchchi ud na jsaye
hamre aangan bagiya

hamre man ki shaanti
dooje panchchi ka naam
dooje panchchi ka naam
hamre man ki shaanti
dooje panchchi ka naam
dooje panchchi ka naam
is bin ye ghar aise jaise
is bin ye ghar aise jaise
mandir bin ghanshyaam sakhi ri
hamre aangan bagiya
bagiya mein do panchchi
hoye panchchi ud na jaaye dekhna
panchchi ud na jaaye
hamre aangan bagiya


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Blog Day : 4203 Post No. : 15390

Hullo Atuldom

Listening to music is a pastime. And if it is film songs – all the more good. Plus if it is HFM I couldn’t ask for more- anyone who knows me knows this. Fellow atulites included. Followers of the blog also are aware that “vividh bharati” the radio station, is my reminder diary.

So soon as I heard the program remembering Parveen Babi – of the lustrous hair- I looked for hitherto unposted songs and found many possibilities.

I have zeroed in on a song where she is romancing Jeetendra or trying to stop him from getting into trouble. I must admit that I know two songs from this movie, one of which, a Kishore Kumar- Asha Bhonsle duet Naye puraane saal mein ek raat baaki has been posted by Sudhirji in 2014.

The movie “Raksha” had a total of five songs, the handiwork of the trusted pair of RD Burman- Anand Bakshi. The movie was supposed to be a spy movie with Jeetendra’s character having the code name ‘Agent 116’. For added measure Parveen Babi also had two names – Chanda and Bijli. Today we have the Jeetendra lip syncing to Mohd. Rafi and Asha is the female playback.

Thinking of the beautiful Parveen Babi on the occasion of her anniversary.


Song-Main chalta hoon mujhe jaane do (Raksha)(1981) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

main chalta Hoon
mujhe jaane do
main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do

o
main chalta hoon mujhe jaane do
main chalta hoon mujhe jaane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do

o main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do

yakeen karo kisi tarah
milenge kal issi tarah
yakeen karo kisi tarah
milenge kal issi tarah
kal toh kitni door hai
mera dil majboor hai
thehero thodi der toh
dil ka haal sunane do

o main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do

lallaalala laalalalala
laalalalalala
abhi mile abhi chale
rahe mujhe bade gile
abhi mile abhi chale
rahe mujhe bade gile

sab gile mit jaayenge
jab gale lag jaayenge
itni door baithe ho
thoda paas toh aane do
hmmm hmmm rurururururu
main chalta hoon mujhe jaane do (rururururu)

khuli hawa haseen Samaa
ruko zara chale kahaan
khuli hawa haseen Samaa
ruko zara chale kahaan

ek toh kaam zaroori hai
dooje kuchch majboori hai
donon baatein jhoothi hain
yeh hain saaf bahaane do
rurururururu

main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do
chale jaana
honthon pe dil ki baat aane do

o main chalta hoon
mujhe jaane do
laa laa laa la la la la laa


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Blog Day : 4203 Post No. : 15389

“Khidki”(1948) was produced by P L Santoshi under the banner of Arvind And Anand Films, Bombay. This movie had Rehana, Jawahar Kaul, Mumtaz Ali, Radha Kishan, Tiwari, Ram Singh, Srinath, Baba Raja, Abbas Rizvi, Harun, Deshraj, Shanta Kunwar, Indira, Neelam, Mona, Kamal Rani, Usha, Chanchal Kumari, Kalpana, V H Desai, Leela Mishra etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Seven songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the eighth song from the movie to be covered in the blog. HFGK mentions this song as sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. I notice that three lines (one line each in each stanza) are in another voice, namely that of Lalita Deulkar.

P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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


Song-Hamen bhi koi yaad karta (Khidki)(1948) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

Hamen bhi koi yaad karta aa aa aa
Hamen bhi koi yaad karta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan haan kitna achcha hota
Hamen bhi koi yaad karta

unke liye hamne
kya na saha
taane sune aur
huye ruswa
mere liye bhi
sabhi naam le ke
hon kabhi naam le ke
aahen do bharta
ho aahen do bharta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan haan kitna achcha hota
hamen bhi koi yaad karta

kehte hain sachchi hai wohi muhabbat
ke jismein na poori ho paaye hasrat
keh to deta
ke marte hain tum pe
ho o ke marte hain tum pe
phir marta na marta
phir marta na marta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan haan kitna achcha hota
hamen bhi koi yaad karta

naazuk bade hain
ye resham ke taage
resham ke taage
muhabbat ke dhaage
darte hain ham
kahin toot na jaayen
haan toot na jaayen
kaash wo bhi darta
kaash wo bhi darta
to kitna achcha hota
haan kitna achcha hota
to kitna achcha hota
haan haan kitna achcha hota
hamen bhi koi yaad karta


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.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 : 4202 Post No. : 15388

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 3
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Under the ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ today’s movie is ‘Kalaakaar-1983’.

This movie is completing full cycle of ten years today on the blog with only one of its songs posted on the blog so far. The song already posted on the blog i.e. ‘Neele Neele Ambar Par Chaand Jab Aaye’ was the most popular song from this movie.

In 1983, I was studying in 11th standard. I remember the above-mentioned song particularly as that song could be heard wherever you passed by (specifically the Kishore Kumar version), either on radio or tape-recorders in shops/hotels. I didn’t like it too much then and it was very irritating to have it playing around every time.

I was under the impression that this song topped the charts then, but when I checked the ‘Binaca Geetmala annual list’ during the preparation of this post, I was surprised to note that this song didn’t appear in the 1983 list where ‘Shaayad Meri Shaadi Ka Khayaal’ from ‘Souten’ was the topper. This may be because the movie ‘Kalaakaar’ must have been released at the end of that year 1983.

However, the above song appeared in the 1984 ‘Binaca Geetmala annual list’ and ranked at number 22 as per information available online.

Coming back to today’s post, I am presenting another good song from this movie which I think was also somewhat popular song. One more song from the movie that I remember ‘Khoye khoye rahe teri chaahon mein’ was a nice song too.

Today’s song is sung by Anuradha Paudwal and Suresh Wadkar.

Ten years back on this day only two movies were represented on the blog;
(here they are in ascending order)

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Teri nazar mein main rahoon Band Master – 1963 All songs covered on the blog (4/4)
Neele neele ambar par chaand jab aaye Kalaakaar – 1983 01 of 08 songs posted

Incidentally there are three movies with same title viz ‘Kalaakaar’ – whic were released in 1942, 1954 & 1983 – that are represented on the blog so far. Each of these three movies are one s represented by just one song each in the blog.

‘Kalaakaar-1983’ was directed by P. Sambasivarao. It was produced by P. Anand Rao under ‘Anandalakshmi Art Movies’ banner. It had Kunal Goswami, Sreedevi, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Rakesh Bedi, Krishan Dhawan, Madhu Malini, Agha, Vijayalakshmi, Rajkishore, Dhanalakshmi, Swaraj Kumar, Kiran, and Paintal in Special appearance.

L.V. Prasad makes a special guest appearance in this movie. Bappi Lahiri and Indeevar make a friendly appearance in this movie.
Mehmood and Kanwal Jeet Singh make a Guest appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Kovai Thambi and its dialogues were written by Inder Raj Anand. Editing was done by M.G. Balurao.

K. Ganesh was the chief assistant director, and Kuku Kapoor was the dialogue director.

Lyrics of this movie were written by Indeevar, with Manoj Kumar writing one song which was the climax song in the movie.

Music was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

The movie had total eight songs (including one multiple version song-already posted on the blog). Kishore Kumar, Suresh Wadkar, Anuradha Paudwal and Sadhna Sargam had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 09.11.1983.

Today’s song is the second song from this movie to appear on the blog.

The picturization of the song happens to be in music studio while recording for a song where Kunal Goswami is lip syncing in Suresh Wadkar’s voice with a female artist (I am unable to identify her though she seems to be a familiar face) lip syncing in Anuradha Paudwal’s voice. Sridevi is also seen in the picturization of the song with other artists present in the recording studio shown in this song.

I have not watched this movie so I cannot say much about it. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs.

Let us now enjoy today’s song.

Video

Audio

Song-Mera pyaar mujh se roothha (Kalaakaar)(1983) Singers- Anuradha Paudwal, Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Both

Lyrics

Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne loota
Jab do kadam manzil rahi
Saathi ka saath chhoota
O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne ae loota aa

Duniya mein do premi ee
Milne hi nahin paate hain
Milne hi nahin paate hain

(coughing sound)

Duniya mein do premi
Milne hi nahin paate hain ae
Milne hi nahin paate hain

(coughing sound)

Duniya mein do premi
Milne hi nahin paate hain ae
Milne hi nahin paate hain

Ye zamaana
ye chaahat
Badle se nazar aate hain ae
Badle se nazar aate hain
Ya pyaar hi hota nahin
Ya har premi jhoothha

(coughing sound)

O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne ae loota aa

Koyi poochhe kismat se ae
Sab kuchh hamse kyun chheena aa
Sab kuchh hamse kyun chheena

(coughing sound)

Koyi poochhe kismat se
Sab kuchh hamse kyun chheena aa
Sab kuchh hamse kyun chheena
Ik jaisa lagta hai
Kya marna
Aur kya jeena aa
Kya marna
Aur kya jeena aa

Khuli aankh to khuli reh gayi

(coughing sound)

Kahaan jaa ke khwaab toota

(coughing sound)

O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne ae loota aa
Jab do kadam manzil rahi
Saathi ka saath chhoota
O o o o o
Mera pyaar mujhse roothha
Mujhe zindagi ne ae loota aa

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने लूटा
जब दो कदम मंजिल रही
साथी का साथ छूटा
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने लूटा आ

दुनिया में दो प्रेमी ई
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)

दुनिया में दो प्रेमी
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं ए
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)

दुनिया में दो प्रेमी
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं ए
मिलने ही नहीं पातें हैं

ये ज़माना ये चाहत
बदले से नज़र आते हैं ए
बदले से नज़र आते हैं
या प्यार ही होता नहीं
या हर प्रेमी झूठा

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने ए लूटा आ

कोई पूछे किस्मत से ए
सब कुछ हमसे क्यूँ छीना आ
सब कुछ हमसे क्यूँ छीना

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)

कोई पूछे किस्मत से ए
सब कुछ हमसे क्यूँ छीना आ
सब कुछ हमसे क्यूँ छीना
इक जैसा लगता है
क्या मरना
और क्या जीना आ
क्या मरना
और क्या जीना आ
खुली आँख तो
(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)
खुली रह गयी
कहाँ जा के ख्वाब टूटा

(पुरुष स्वर में खांसने की आवाज़)
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने लूटा आ
जब दो कदम मंजिल रही
साथी का साथ छूटा
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
मेरा प्यार मुझसे रूठा
मुझे ज़िन्दगी ने लूटा आ


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Blog Day : 4201 Post No. : 15387

Songs Repeated in Hindi Films – 15
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And so, we do get to a song in Saigal Sb’s voice song in this series. Memory serving right, I would have preferred to start the series with this song. But oh well. Actually, we do have a Saigal Sb song earlier in this series. But that song – “Babul Mora, Naihar Chhooto Hi Jaaye”, is rerecorded in Jagjit Singh Chitra Singh voices.

Remembering the memorable singer KL Saigal Sb – it is 73 years today, since this Divine Voice departed from this mortal world. The singer has gone away, his voice, the sound captured in the songs recorded by him, are still alive.

The re-use film is ‘Do Raaste’ (1969) and this song is used as a backdrop in two places in the film. In both scenes, the song is being played from a 78 rpm record on an old styled gramophone. Almost the entire cast of the film gets presented in the two short clips. We see Balraj Sahni, Veena, Kamini Kaushal, Rajesh Khanna, Junior Mehmood and Jayant in the first clip. There is a lady actor sitting with Kamini Kaushal in the first part – is she Kumud Bole? Also, the baby girl with Junior Mehmood – I have seen her in other films also, but I am unable to put a name to her face. Then in the second clip, in addition to the above listed cast, we also have Prem Chopra, Bindu and Mumtaz. And yes, it is Krishnakant who gazes back at us from his perch in the portrait on the wall.

In its time, ‘Do Raaste’ was a popular hit film. Rajesh Khanna was the rising star at that time, plus the music of the film became very popular. Times were when a middle class joint family homes, were presented on screen quite realistically so. The story of the film is a typical loving family scenario, and then we have unhappiness and strife intervene – a new lady joining the household and sows the seeds of step-brotherly misunderstandings. The divide goes to extremes, before things get reformed and patched up. And then it is a joint happy family all over again.

This song appears twice in the film, once at the beginning, when everything is in a relaxed mood, and the household is the blessed ‘nyaara bangla’. And then, this song is presented again close to the end of the film, when all misunderstandings have been removed, and whole family reunites and returns once again to the ‘nyaara bangla‘.

In both the scenes, the song is being played on an old gramophone, which is manually operated. It has a big sound horn attached, as we remember from the old HMV logo. Ah, the pleasures of pure sounds from the 78 rpm records – no electronics, just a very authentic reproduction of the original sound as stored in electric impulses on the shellac. The wonders that were, without the later technologies and advancements. No creation of sound reproduction technology can even come close to the sound of a 78 rpm record playing on an HMV 102 machine – hand cranked, not even electricity to power the turntable. It continues to be a marvel of that age, which is also exemplified by another unique accomplishment – single mike recording with orchestra and multiple singers. The marvels of modern acoustic technology pale in comparison.

The song also brings back the memories of the heady days in the year 2011, going across the months of May through September. The blog was a ‘song-a-day’ platform for Saigal Sb songs. By the time we ended, we had brought on board all the Hindi/Urdu songs of Saigal Sb, which are available in public domain. The mind just cannot believe it is already more than 8 years ago that we went on that exhilarating journey. The joy of getting that done was surely a wondrous taste. But then I also think with some melancholy – that no more Saigal Sb songs are to be posted on our blog. Today’s post in this series is a device that makes us remember and revisit this miracle of nature that was – the voice of Saigal Sb. I take back my words – I would prefer to use ‘is’ instead of ‘was’. I am sure you will agree – for the voice continues to be with us. That peerless, unmatched, incomparable voice, that can only be replayed now.

Our dear Arun ji has mentioned in his previous post – “Door. . . Bahut Door” from yesterday – it was Raj Khosla’s (producer director of ‘Do Raaste’) own childhood memories that probably brought this song into the film. His father loved KL Saigal songs that would often play the records at home on an old gramophone. Those memories were relived by Raj Khosla himself, as he directed ‘Do Raaste’. Wonderful revival, wonderful renewal, wonderful memory stimulant. Thanks Raj Khosla ji, and thanks to Arun ji for bringing in this connect.

The original credits of this song are – lyrics by Kedar Sharma and music by RC Boral. Singing voice of course, is the inimitable Saigal Sb. Listen yet once again to this wondrous original voice – a benefaction of God Himself.

 

Song – Ik Bangala Baney Nyaara  (Do Raaste) (1969) Singers – KL Saigal, Lyrics – Kedar Sharma, MD – RC Boral

Lyrics

ek bangla baney nyaara
ek bangla baney nyaara
rahe kunba jis mein saara
ek bangla baney nyaara
ek bangla baney nyaara

sone ka bangla, chandan ka jangla
sone ka bangla, chandan ka jangla
vishvakarma ke dvaara
vishvakarma ke dvaara
sone ka bangla, chandan ka jangla
vishvakarma ke dvaara
ati sundar pyaara pyaara
ek bangla baney nyaara
ek bangla baney nyaara

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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इक बंगला बने न्यारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा
रहे कुनबा जिस में सारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा

सोने का बंगला चंदन का जंगला
सोने का बंगला चंदन का जंगला
विश्वकर्मा के द्वारा
विश्वकर्मा के द्वारा
सोने का बंगला चंदन का जंगला
विश्वकर्मा के द्वारा
अति सुंदर प्यारा प्यारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा
इक बंगला बने न्यारा


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Blog Day : 4201 Post No. : 15386

I wonder if regulars of this blog notice the contents of the box that appears at the beginning of each writeup. It shows the day number of the blog as well as the post number. In case the movie makes its debut with the song then the movie number of this movie in the blog is also mentioned.

Yesterday (17 january 2020) was the 4200th day for the blog. It would seem that this occasion (described by me as artificial landmark 🙂 ) passed off unnoticed.

I began to take notice of this kind of century sometime in 2017. From then onwards I have been noticing it regularly. Noticing this event has been made easier because the day number accompanies each post now a days. this practice was started from 1 january 2018 at the initiative of Sudhir Jee and it has become a regular practice since then.

At the end of 4200th day, the blog had 15385 writeups ! It means that the blog has been going on at an average of 3.66 posts a day for last 4200 days, beginning from 19 july 2008 (day ONE).

At some time in the past, the blog was going on at 4.66 posts in a day !

Out of these 4200 days, there were 223 days when there were no posts. We describe such days as DOT days for the blog, like how there are DOT balls in cricket. Apart from these DOT days, all other days have seen at least ONE post, and often many more. During the more productive days of the blog (2010 to 2013) The highest number of posts in a day has been THIRTEEN !

Here is the breakup of these 4200 days.

Songs in a day Number of occurrences Remarks
NIL Songs posted in a day 223 61 Dot days in 2010
One Song posted in a day 704 221 such occurrences in 2019
Two Songs posted in a day 647 109 such occurrences in 2019
Three Songs posted in a day 558 100 such occurrences in 2017
Four Songs posted in a day 544 89 such occurrences in 2017
Five Songs posted in a day 377 60 such occurrences in 2012
Six Songs posted in a day 681 166 such occurrences in 2009
Seven Songs posted in a day 278 56 such occurrences in 2013
Eight Songs posted in a day 119 39 such occurrences in 2012
Nine Songs posted in a day 42 18 such occurrences in 2012
Ten Songs posted in a day 18 8 such occurrences in 2012
Eleven Songs posted in a day 1 1 such occurrence in 16 august 2012
Twelve Songs posted in a day 6 4 such occurrences in 2011
Thirteen Songs posted in a day 2 on 25 october 2011 and 6 september 2012

On this occasion, when the blog has just completed a special landmark, here is a landmark song. Like the landmark of 4200 days for the blog, this song too marks a special landmark in the history of HFM.

Before I reveal what is that special landmark, let us see the details of this song. This song is from “Paayal Ki Jhankaar”(1968). This movie was directed by M V Raman for Filmistan. The movie had Kishore Kumar, Jyoti Laxmi, Rajshree (South), Dhumal, Moppet Raja, Baby Farida, Master Shahid, P Kailash, Rajendra, Sulochana Chatterjee, Rehman etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. One song has been covered in the blog.

One song from the movie was penned by Qamar Jalalabadi and the remaining five songs were penned by Rajinder Krishan. Rajinder Krishan had also written the story, screenplay and dialogue of this movie.

This movie had music by C Ramchandra. It was the 33rd and last movie when Rajinder Krishan and C Ramchandra came together to create songs in HFM. They came together for the first time in 1949 when they created some magical numbers in “Patanga”. Later, they worked together in such musical blockbusters as “Samadhi”(1950), “Albela”(1951), “Anarkali”(1953), “Jhaanjhar”(1953), “Jhamela”(1953), “Pahli Jhalak”(1954), “Azaad”(1955), “Shatranj”(1956), “Asha”(1957), “Baarish”(1957), “Amardeep”(1958) etc.

All the 33 movies where C Ramchandra and Rajinder Krishan worked together, there were a few songs that were sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

This movie “Paayal Ki Jhankaar” (1968) had ONE song by Lata Mangeshkar. It was the last occasion when Lata Mangeshkar sang for C Ramchandra.

So one can say that “Paayal Ki Jhankaar”(1968) was the last time when Lata, Rajinder Krishan and C Ramchandra came together.

Here is this “special” song from “Paayal Ki Jhankaar”(1968). Lyrics for this song are provided by Nitin ji.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgheable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Tu aaye na aaye magar jaanewaale (Paayal Ki Jhankaar)(1968) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

tu aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
teri yaad aake rulaaya karegi
rulaaya karegi
jo dekhegi rota hai koi akela
dekhegi rota hai koi akela
to khud bhi wo aansu bahaaya karegi
bahaya karegi
aaye na aaye

jidhar se gaya tu wo raahen hamesha
jidhar se gaya tu wo raahen hamesha
tarasti rahengi teri vaapsi ko
tarasti rahengi teri vaapsi ko
udhar se hava bhi jo aaya karegi
udhar se hava bhi jo aaya karegi
tera naam leke sataaya karegi
sataaya karegi
tu aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
teri yaad aake rulaaya karegi
rulaaya karegi
aaye na aaye

jo raaton ko taare poochhenge mujhse
raato ko taare poochhenge mujhse
bata tu bhi kyo raat bhar jaagti hai
bata tu bhi kyo raat bhar jaagti hai
kahoongi meri neend bas mein nahin hai
ye birhan bahaane banaya karegi
banaya karegi
aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
teri yaad aake rulaaya karegi
rulaaya karegi
aaye na aaye

jahaan meri aankhon ka paani girega
jaha meri aankhon ka paani girega
teri yaad ke phool khilte rahenge
teri yaad ke phool khilte rahenge
savere savere jo aayegi shabnam
savere savere jo aayegi shabnam
to dil thhaam kar laut jaaya karegi
jaaya karegi
tu aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
aaye na aaye
magar jaane waale
teri yaad aake rulaaya karegi
rulaaya karegi
aaye na aaye


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