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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3679 Post No. : 14573

Hullo Atuldom

I think I should get over this habit of waking up late to dates. I remembered that today (14 august 2018) was Johnny Lever’s birthday and later, yesterday, around seven in the evening I remembered that 14th august is also Shammi Kapoor’s anniversary. He passed away this date in 2011. Its been seven years.

Shammi Kapoor the man with “Neeli aankhen” (bade hai dil ke kale haan yehi neeli si aankhon waale) were his eyes actually blue or were they light? The gora-chitta-banka naujawan. The dancer who, I am sure, made a number of choreographers cry by doing his own stuff to the rhythm of the songs and had audiences lapping it up. And IMHO Helen was one dancer who managed to follow the choreographer when Shammi did his own stuff on his cue during dance numbers – the last part of “ai ai ya karoon main kya suku suku”is the best example for this. He would have continued in this manner but for the death of his beloved wife Geeta Bali, post which he lost interest for a few years, and then when he returned to the screen he began looking older than his age. He played Vinod Khanna’s older brother in 1971 in “Preetam” and father two years later in “Zameer”. Leena Chandavarkar, his heroine in Preetam, looks very tiny in front of him.

His movies all had memorable songs, mostly sung by Mohd. Rafi in the 60s and later in the 70s & 80s Kishore Kumar sang a few songs filmed on Shammi. There is video on YouTube wherein Shammi talks of his friendship with Kishore Kumar which possibly began at the time of “Mem Sahib” (1956/57) but (in Shammi’s words) he got a chance to lip-sync to Kishore only in the late 70s and 80s. when I heard Shammi mention “Mem Sahib” I decided to see it on YouTube. First thing that struck me was all the actors played characters that we later generation audiences are not familiar with. Meena Kumari played a mod-girl, Shammi Kapoor a negative character and Kishore Kumar a brahmachari who is confused about the ways of the world.

Yesterday when I realised the significance of 14th august with regard to Shammi Kapoor I had a chat with our Atulji to find out if there were any Shammi song left, are we at the bottom of the barrel? He gave me a list of post 1970 movies and also mentioned “Preetam”. I remember having seen this movie made by Bhappi Sonie in the times when doordarshan was the sole source of entertainment. I remember Leena Chandavarkar was paired opposite Shammi and Helen was for Vinod Khanna. I remembered the songs were also decently good.
Today’s song is a typical Shammi Kapoor song in the sense it is sung by Mohd. Rafi with music by Shankar Jaikishan. Only odd man out here is the lyricist -Rajinder Krishan.

Remembering Shammi Kapoor with this song from 1971.


Song-Sher se ladne aayi dekho shahar ki ik billi (Preetam)(1971) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics

sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

maasha allaah
aankhen dekho
masha allah aankhen dekho
bilkul makdi jaisi hain
allah allaah
taangen dekho
allaah allaah taangen dekho
sookhi lakdi jaisi hai
daal ke choohe daani mein
daal ke choohe daani mein
phenk aate hain paani mein
nahin nahin
dilli thheek rahegi

sher se ladne aayi dekho shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

doodh malaai
chori ka ye
doodh malaai chori ka ye
kha kha ke gurraati hai
kad hai poore dedh haath ka
kad hai poore dedh haath ka
meri kamar tak aati hai
bilti iski karwaa den
bilti iski karwaa den
baans bareilli pahuncha den
nahin nahin dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ek billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
yeah
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

aahaa
naazuk naazuk bhoore bhoore
naazuk naazuk poore bhoore
tan par haath phiraayenge
gale mein iske baandh ke ghanti
gale mein iske baandh ke ghanti
isko dance karaayenge
sabko naach dikhaayegi
sabko naach dikhaayegi
paise chaar kamaayegi
nahin nahin dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho
shahar ki ik billi
chidiya ghar mein bhej den isko
kalkatte ya dilli
dilli thheek rahegi
sher se ladne aayi dekho

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This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3680 Post No. : 14572

He was born John Prakash Rao Janumala. He spent his childhood years in Mumbai’s Dharaavi and studied only upto class VII. Then he had to do odd jobs to overcome financial problems in the family. He was a good mimic. He started to perform in stage shows such as Tabassum Hit Parade and Kalyanji-Anandji Nite etc. He was noticed by Sunil Dutt at one of the stage shows and he got a chance in “Dard Ka Rishta” in 1981. His next big movie was Gul Anand’s – Pankaj Parashar directed movie “Jalwa”. Since then he has done around 350-400 movies.

Ok we adore him as Johnny Lever.

He is one from the current crop of comedians who were (I am sure) inspired by the likes of Mehmood and Johnny Walker. Can anyone forget his teaming up with Ashok Saraf in Rakesh Roshan’s ‘Karan Arjun’ or for that matter many Rakesh Roshan directed and produced movies be it ‘Kishen Kanhaiya’, ‘Koyla’, ‘Kaho Na Pyaar Hai’, ‘Koi Mil Gaya’. He was also part of any David Dhawan movies where his character was as important as the hero’s. He is a performer whose eyes all speak. And he is a decent dancer considering he has teamed up with Govinda, Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan etc. for many song and dance sequences. I just realized that he is 60 already and today (14th August) he will be 61. God!!!

Today’s song is from the 1997 Rakesh Roshan directed Shahrukh Khan Movie “Koyla”. The song is something like “Mere Saamne Waali Khidki Mein. . .” from ‘Padosan’ (1968) in the sense that on screen SRK is lip synching to Johny Lever’s singing. This is because SRK plays a mute character in the movie.

The song is in the voice of Udit Narayan, music direction is Rajesh Roshan and written by Indeevar. The song happens at the wedding reception of Raja, the tyrant zamindar role played by Amrish Puri, who has conned Madhuri into marrying him after showing the pic of the mute Shahrukh Khan (who is unaware of the con). Towards the end of the song SRK discovers the bride (who is supposed to be at the reception) sitting and crying in the bedroom with Deepshika filling in for her next to Amrish Puri.

 

Song – Ghunghate Mein Chanda Hai (Koyla) (1997) Singer – Udit Narayan, Lyrics – Indiwar, MD – Rajesh Roshan
Chorus

Lyrics

ghunghate mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
ghunghate mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala
ghunghate mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala
arey hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala

hmm hmmhmmhmmhmmhmm

aaj sundarta dulhan bani hai
koyi kismat ka kitna dhani hai
aaj sundarta dulhan bani hai
koyi kismat ka kitna dhani hai
munh diklayi ki khaatir
dil kya jaan bhi hai haazir
munh diklayi ki khaatir
dil kya jaan bhi hai haazir
baadalon ko mor dekhe,
chaand ko chakor dekhe
tujhko naseebon wala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala
hey hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala
ghunghate mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala

oooo
oooo

paas tu door tak hain nazaare
mil rahe hain dilon ko sahaare
paas tu door tak hain nazaare
mil rahe hain dilon ko sahaare
leke bahare tu aayee
door huyi hai tanhaayi
leke bahare tu aayee
door huyi hai tanhaayi
ghar ko sanwaar dega,
dil ko karaar dega
roop ye tera niraala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala
hey hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala
ghunghate mein chanda hai
phir bhi hai phaila
chaaron oar ujaala
hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala
arey hosh na kho de kahin
josh mein dekhne wala

aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
अरे होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला

हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म हम्म

आज सुंदरता दुल्हन बनी है
कोई किस्मत का कितना धनी है
आज सुंदरता दुल्हन बनी है
कोई किस्मत का कितना धनी है
मुंह दिखाई की खातिर
दिल क्या जान भी है हाज़िर
मुंह दिखाई की खातिर
दिल क्या जान भी है हाज़िर
बादलों को मोर देखे
चंदा को चकोर देखे
तुझको नसीबों वाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
हे होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला

ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ

पास तू दूर तक हैं नज़ारे
मिल रहे हैं दिलों को सहारे
पास तू दूर तक हैं नज़ारे
मिल रहे हैं दिलों को सहारे
लेके बहारें तू आई
दूर हुई है तनहाई
लेके बहारें तू आई
दूर हुई है तनहाई
घर को संवार देगा
दिल को क़रार देगा
रूप ये तेरा निराला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
हे होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
घुंघटे में चंदा है
फिर भी है फैला
चारों ओर उजाला
होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला
अरे होश ना खो दे कहीं
जोश में देखने वाला

आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3678 Post No. : 14570

Today (13th August 2018) would have been the 56th birthday celebration, or she would have completed 55 years of age. But that was not to be and we her fans lost her to an alleged “accidental death” on the 24th of February earlier this year. I know I don’t have to spell it out that I am speaking of Sridevi. I am sure it is a greater loss for her family – her daughters and husband. Specially when her daughter has just stepped into Bollywood and had her first release last month. And Jayaprada has put it beautifully in her tribute to her one-time co-star and supposed rival – like any mother Sri was anxious about her daughter’s debut film and audience-acceptance etc.

Instead of talking about how beautiful she was; how talented she was; and about her dances and supremely expressive eyes; or her comic timing, I want to go straight to today’s song. It is from her first ever Hindi release – ‘Solva Sawan’ (1979). It was directed by P Bharathiraja and is a remake of his Tamil original ’16 Vayathinile’, which translates to “at age 16”. The original was a commercial and critical success fetching a National award for S Janaki (playback) and Filmfare Awards for best actor (Kamalhaasan) and special award for Sridevi. Unfortunately, the movie failed in Hindi and nobody noticed the debut of Sridevi and she had to wait for four years to establish herself in Hindi films. And what a career from thereon. Infact she had six or seven releases in 1983 beginning with the extremely successful “Himmatwala” which revolutionised many things in the industry – song picturization, choreography, set decoration (songs with 100s of pots, sarees, chorus dancers etc) and music as a whole. We had songs like: “Ice Cream Khaaogi“; “Ek Aankh Maroon To Rasta Ruk Jaaye“; “Taaki O Taaki“; “Mama Mia Pom Pom” etc. to name a few of the songs that went on to become very popular – I am sure the purists who are reading this list are squirming 🙂 . I am sorry for putting all of them to discomfort but this was the route to Sridevi’s success in Hindi. What followed this wave of inane songs were sensible stuff like “Main Teri Dushman Dushman Tu Mera“; “Kaate Nahi Kat’te Yh Din Ye Raat“; “Mere Haathon Mein Nau Nau Choodiyan Hain“; “Tere Dil Mein Main Apne Armaan Rakh Doon“;what I am trying to point out is it was one inane song per movie at the most but they initially overshadowed her sensible stuff. But it was a fact that she was a darling of the masses from the time she stepped in front of the camera as a child.

Coming back to today’s song. It is a coming-of-age song where the heroine experiences pangs of love and is expressing it to whoever cares to listen – here it is the nature. And the white dress is supposed to indicate the purity of her feelings towards the veterinarian doctor (it was some actor called Madhukar, didn’t find any details about him on the net) who has arrived in the village and has managed to win her heart. The rest of the cast comprised of Amol Palekar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Dina Pathak. The song is written by Naqsh Lyallpuri and music is by Jaidev. The singing voice is of Vani Jairam. Sridevi was actually only 16 when this movie was released.

[Ed Note: The censors certified this film in 1978, and the Geet Kosh carries it in the list of films from 1978. It was probably released in theatres few months later, in 1979.]

Song – Pi Kahaan, Pi Kahaan (Solvan Saawan) (1978) Singer – Vani Jairam, Lyrics – Naqsh Lyallpuri, MD – Jaidev

Lyrics

pi kahaan
pi kahaan
pi kahaan
dheere se haule se sun mere..ae
kaanon mein ye
keh de ri pavan
pi hai kahaan
pi hai kahaan
dheere se haule se sun mere..ae
kaanon mein ye
keh de ri pavan
pi hai kahaan
mera pi hai kahaan
pi kahaan pi kahaan pi kahaan
pi kahaan
kahaan. . .
kahaan. . .

chhan chhan lehariya jhoome
chhan chhan lehariya jhoome
koyal baawariya jhoome
kaari badariya jhoome
basti nagariya..aa..aa jhoome
masti mein jhoom gaya
kora badan
poochhe mera mann 
pi hai kahaan
pi hai kahaan
pi kahaan pi kahaan pi kahaan
pi kahaan
kahaan. . .
kahaan. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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पी कहाँ
पी कहाँ
पी कहाँ
धीरे से हौले से सुन मेरे॰॰ए
कानों में ये
कह दे री पवन
पी है कहाँ
पी है कहाँ
धीरे से हौले से सुन मेरे॰॰ए
कानों में ये
कह दे री पवन
पी है कहाँ
मेरा पी है कहाँ
पी कहाँ पी कहाँ पी कहाँ
पी कहाँ
कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰
कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰

छन छन लहरिया झूमे
छन छन लहरिया झूमे
कोयल बावरिया झूमे
का^pरी बदरिया झूमे
बस्ती नगरिया॰॰आ॰॰आ झूमे
मस्ती में झूम गया
कोरा बदन
पूछे मेरा मन
पी है कहाँ
पी है कहाँ
पी कहाँ पी कहाँ पी कहाँ
पी कहाँ
कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰
कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day : 3678 Post No. : 14569

“Draupadi”(1944) was directed by Baburao Patel for New Hans Pictures Limited, Bombay. The movie had Susheela Rani in the role of Draupadi who had also written the screen play. Other actors in the film were Chandramohan, Mazhar Khan, Surekha, Rani Bala, K N Singh, David, Badri Prasad, Kanhaiyalal, Leela Mishra, Nandu Khote, V G Pusalkar, D M Vaideshi, Madukar Gupte, Radhapyari, Premlata Dongre, Anant Marathe,Dixit, Raj Biswas, P R Joshi, Vasant Kanse, Ram Gopal, Janki etc.

The move had 9 songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Draupadi”(1944) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Susheela Rani. Pt Indra Chandra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hanuman Prasad.

Only the audio of the song is available. It is clear that the song was picturised on Susheela Rani herself.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Baandh ke rakhoongi tohe nainon mein Kaanha(Draupadi)(1944) Singer-Susheela Rani, Lyrics-Pt Indra, MD-Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

baandh ke rakhoongi tohe nainon mein kaanha
baandh ke rakhoongi tohe nainon mein kaanha
main jaanewaale ko jaane na doongi
main jaanewaale ko jaane na doongi
baandh ke rakhoongi tohe nainon mein kaanha

chhup na sakoge ab gwaalan ke ghar mein
chhup na sakoge ab gwaalan ke ghar mein
?? gokul banaaungi kaanha
?? gokul banaaungi kaanha
baandh ke rakhoongi tohe nainon mein kaanha

neg chukaao ?? bahan ka
neg chukaao ?? bahan ka
na maanoongi tumko sunaaungi kaanha
na maanoongi tumko sunaaungi kaanha
baandh ke rakhoongi tohe nainon mein kaanha

mat jaa re kaanha
?? hathheele
mat jaa re kaanha
?? hathheele
angna ko madhuban banaaungi kaanha
angna ko madhuban banaaungi kaanha
baandh ke rakhoongi tohe nainon mein kaanha

laakh jatan chaahe kariyo kanhaiyya
laakh jatan chaahe kariyo kanhaiyya
gaye to phir se bulaaungi kaanha
gaye to phir se bulaaungi kaanha
baandh ke rakhoongi tohe nainon mein kaanha
baandh ke rakhoongi tohe nainon mein kaanha


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3677 Post No. : 14568

ASAD 10th Anniversary Celebrations – 20
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And now, continuing the saga of the 10th anniversary celebrations. 🙂

First off, thanks to Mahesh ji for announcement that “The last batsman is in”. Quite true, and well, almost. One reason (of the many excuses that I am going to converse about today 🙂 ), is that, quite truly, I was waiting for at least one more contribution to land in, before I announce the closure of celebrations. But as the events transpired, I realized that waiting for that article would probably be like waiting for Mr. Godot.

I refer to Ben Kayti, who has promised me that she will be sending in a write up, but then – well, days have just been following one after the other. In an earlier communication she mentioned that she was little down in health, and that she has a doctor’s appointment. And then – silence. One day, two days – messages on WhatsApp, emails, phone calls, voice mail remained unanswered. When no response came, I had no option but to press the panic button. I tried to contact three other people in the family. And finally, her daughter-in-law responded to my SOS. The family is out to a vacation – Glacier National Park in Montana, where no connectivity is available. The vacationers also include the other two members of the family who I was attempting to get in touch. So it was a relief to know that all was well, and also somewhat vexing that there was a communication gap that created some worries. I will return to this and tie up the loose end left here, and continue with the mainstream of celebration.

‘19’ seems to be a lucky number for me. Quite a few significant things in my life are connected with this number. And thus, not surprisingly, I get connected with this blog that celebrates its birthday on 19th July. And then, more, I was not planning it to be so – my (previous) post comes at 19th in the series. Ah yes, as Atul ji has mentioned often, there is a hand of providence with what goes on with this blog. And let me add one more very interesting ‘19’ phenomena. As per the statistics that the WordPress maintains, the date which has had the highest number of visitors on this blog (10,630) is also a 19 – 19th October, 2011.

On 14th January this year, the visitor’s ticker on our blog home page turned into an 8 digit number for the first time. We clocked in 10 millionth visitor that evening (IST) – and it translates to 1 crore, in domestic terminology. As I write to complete this article, the ticker has already gone past 10 million 6 hundred thousand, clocking in on average ~ 3,000 visitors per day in this year so far. I would like to give it a name today – this presence that ASAD makes on the worldwide web – it is the “ASAD Phenomena“. Nowhere else probably (once again, as far as I am aware) is there any such endeavour that combines the interests and the determination of such a like-minded team with such dedication, to sustain such a significant level of interest in the central theme of this blog. All I can say is – there are music lovers in this world, and then there are ‘music lovers’ in this world.

Looking back at my association, the date was 1st October 2010 when I clicked on the subscribe button for getting the RSS feed and became a regular reader-member of this blog. And guess, what is the first song feed that arrived into my mailbox next day (on 2nd October) – “Ham to tere dil ke bangley mein aanaa maangtaa”. Now that I read this song title, I wonder whether it was a message intended for me from Atul ji, or was it supposed to be from me to Atul ji. 😀 😀  Whichever way, I think it just worked out very famously. 🙂

My first step into lyrics contribution was published on 1st Feb, 2011 and it is the famous Suraiya song from ‘Bilwamangal’ (1954) – “Parwaanon Se Preet Seekh Len”. And then it just went on from there. The first post written by me appeared on 18th Feb, 2011, a song from the film ‘Gul e Bakaavali’ (1963) “Ye Kehdo Tumhe Hamse Kyaa Chaahiye”. Missed the 19th by just a day, although there is a post on the 19th Feb also, my second one. And then it just went on from there.

कुछ लगता नहीं के सात साल गुज़र गए। Seriously, it seems just like last week or last month. In that very year (2011), in the subsequent months, we had a spectacular event on the blog, something of the type that has not yet been repeated. An event that truly marks this blog to be a Phenomena. Starting on 28th June, 2011, the blog saw an unbroken series of articles on the great KL Saigal Sb, that lasted all the way up to 18th Sep, 2011. The last song of this unbroken series, posted on 18th Sep is “Baalam To Pe Sabar Padey” from the film ‘Parwaana’ (1947). I quote a brief paragraph from that write up here,

With this post, I have now published 61 posts on Saigal Saab’s songs. In one of the interim emails, Atul ji wrote to me that every day morning, he eagerly opens his mailbox to look for an email from me. And the eagerness and urgency was no less on my side. Some of the ghazals took anywhere from 3 to 6 hours to complete the write up, with the translations and commentary to my satisfaction. There have been nights when I have sent the write ups to Atul ji at 2 am, 3 am and even past 4 am. There have been occasions that (after having fallen asleep on my laptop) I got to complete the write up later in the morning; you can identify these days by noting the delay in posting the Saigal Saab song for the day.

What a heady time it was. That endeavour was really worth it. We enjoyed it immensely, and it came to a monumental conclusion of documenting and posting each and every one of the available Hindi / Urdu recordings made by the great singer. And truly, nothing comparable to that has again been attempted on the blog so far.

One more reason that I quote this above paragraph from the earlier write up. Something of this relates to the song in this post. I will return to it again, shortly. But yes, I am talking about the relentless tempo with which this blog continues to progress. The support and participative contributions from the entire team are without doubt the bulwark that provides the strength to the arms and shoulders of what this blog is. But then the definitive power of this entire effort is the unflagging dedication and persistence of the leadership from Atul ji, which is truly the backbone of this effort.  It is an accomplishment sans pareil anywhere in the annals of the history of blogging on the internet related to Hindi Film Music.

So, beyond September of 2011, although now done with all the available songs of Saigal Saab, the journey and the saga still continued. Century milestones came with their regularity, then the 5,000th song – “Hamen To Loot Liyaa Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne” (dated 13th Nov, 2011), more centuries of artists and other interesting statistical achievements. Then on to the 10,000th song – “Phul Rahin Belariyaan Dolen” (dated 20th July,2014), an extraordinary song published first time anywhere on the net, a song of 1931 vintage posted; and the unprecedented organized effort wherein all regular members of the group contributed a post that contains an introduction of another member. And a memorable long afternoon spent by almost the entire group connected on email, as we all waited for the post to appear on the blog.

On and on, tirelessly, doggedly – getting to honky-tonk posts at the nos. 11111, 12345, 12357 . . .

Then we came to the post no. 13182 – “Aag Lagi Shola Uttha Shamma Pe Parwaana Gira”, on 22nd April last year. It was the mostest of the most momentous celebrations, the 10,000th post by dear Atul ji. It was a surprise for Atul ji; he was under the impression that his 10,000th milestone was already past. But that was not the case. The entire group got together and gave him a standing ovation that verily resounded across the internet.

The next big whopper for our blog came on 14th Jan earlier this year, and its celebration was covered in post no. 13921 “Bhalaai Duniya Ki Jo Subh O Shaam Karte Hain” – the visitor ticker on the blog had turned from nine million, nine hundred ninety nine thousand, nine hundred ninety nine to ten million, sometimes in the late evening of 14th Jan (IST). In desi parlance, we would say  निन्यावे लाख, निन्यावे हज़ार, नौ सौ निन्यावे से हम एक करोड़ पर पहुंचे। Once again, this was a major, major occasion for the blog, and the echoes reverberated once again around the globe – literally. 🙂

And now, greetings (balated) for the date of completing 10 years since this blog’s creation by Atul ji. The date is 19th July (and I am late, of course, as usual – I have a reputation to protect and uphold, you know 😀 ). As per the Wikipedia articles, celebrations calendars and other related details available online, the tenth anniversary is represented by tin or aluminum. The color of this anniversary is blue and / or silver. And the gift of this 10th celebration is diamonds. Whooo. . .

Note that 10 is another interesting number on our blog recently – 10,000th post on blog, 10,000th post by Atul ji, 10 millionth visitor on the blog, and now the 10th anniversary of the blog itself; the last three events listed happening within the period of past 16 months. You simply just cannot cease to keep celebrating on this blog. And the wonder of wonders is that we also continue to trace and share absolutely wonderful celebration songs to go along with the event. The patterns that we conjured up for the post nos. 11111, 12345 and 12357 are quite an interesting phenomena in as of themselves, with the ”hand of providence” playing its fair share in making them happen. 🙂 For those who may not be familiar with these stories, I suggest they should view these posts – they are really very interesting tales of happenstance and coincidence. 🙂  Just click on the post numbers in the sentence above.

So, connecting back to where we started off. Finally last night (IST), the much awaited call from Ben Kayti and Jagdish Bhai materialized. It was a great relief to hear their voices, and to be assured that all is well. The planned vacation had gone on very well, and quite “frigidly”, given that the vacation spot chosen was the Glacier National Park in Montana (USA). After returning from there earlier this week, they also had some guests visiting and so Khyati Ben was completely busy with family affairs. She has once again promised that she will write a post this coming week now. I decided not to wait any further and put up the 20th post in this series today. If and when her post comes along, it will be now at an auspicious ‘पायदान’ of 21. 🙂

Amongst others in the list of my ‘reasons’ (excuses) is of course that I was also in travel during some of this intervening period. In fact most of the early posts in the 10th anniversary series were actually posted while I was on the move. Getting back home, I almost immediately got busy with celebrations for Guru Purnima at my Guru ji’s place. There, the celebrations last for 5 / 6 days, starting from the Guru Purnima day and continuing till the ‘पंचमी’ in the month of ‘सावन’. So that occupied me for almost a whole week within which I was not able to accomplish much as far as the blog activities are concerned.

Another thing was the song selection. Till almost the last hours of posting my previous article – “Dil Chaahta Hai” – I had no idea what would be the songs I am going to write about. The first song I finally zeroed in was this one. Going by a set of very good celebration songs posted by other friends in the group, I was thinking – most of these songs are of recent origin. How about searching for a similar celebration cum group dance song from the earlier decades? After sifting through many possibilities, I picked up this song from the film ‘Tarang’ of 1952. First of, this song has four singers – Rafi Sb, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum and Chitragupt himself. Secondly, the song (no video available) gives a feeling of a gypsy camp by the banks of a river, where a group dance cum song is being performed.

So actually, this song was originally planned to be the earlier post. But then, in random process, I bumped into the “Dil Chaahta Hai” song, and with some contemplative considerations, my planned post got converted into two posts. And good that it did. If I would have combined both these posts with one song – well. . . 🙂

So here is a fabulous celebration song which promises that the proceedings are going to last all night, and that all are invited. And the best part, this song starts with mentioning the word ‘सावन’.

So let me now take just a couple of more minutes to link in ‘सावन’ (saawan) with this celebration. You are going to love this. After having posted all the posts received from the group, and with Atul ji’s post also in place, I started to get individual messages from members of this group, asking me about the delay as to why my post was not coming in. And me, I was without an answer; what to tell – that I have not yet identified the song even? Well, as part of this set of messages, I get this fond message from Atul ji himself on 26th or maybe 27th July, wherein he prodded me to publish my post on the 28th. Reason, he explained, was that 28th July this year is the start of the month of ‘सावन’. And back, in 2008, when this blog got initiated, the date 19th July was also the start of of the month of ‘सावन’. I was really wonderstruck. I had never made this wonderful connect before. Wow, this blog is born in the month of ‘सावन’ – ‘सावन – मन भावन’, and not just the month, on the first of the month. Now this is really auspicious. I can go on now connecting many more things, along with this connect. . .  but maybe not. Goodness, there are hundreds of songs in Hindi films that have the word ‘सावन’ in the mukhda. So I will move on by saying that this blog is blessed – for it is born in this auspicious month, showering sprinkles of delightful music in drizzles of melodious songs, one after the other. Oh sure, yes, this blog is a ‘सावन’ born. 🙂 Without any doubts. I am glad Atul ji highlighted this point to me, and that now we know what songs to post in the future, when the blog’s birthday comes along. 🙂

Coming back to this film and this song. I got the set of songs of this film from my collector friend. This film has some very wondrous songs, ten in all, eight of which are penned by IC Kapoor, and one each by DN Madhok and Ram Murti. This song is written by Ram Murti. The music composition is by Chitragupt, who has also lent his voice to two of the songs in this film, including this one. The blog already carries 5 songs from this film, and I promise you, the best of the songs are still to come. Just like this song today. It is such a joie de vivre expression of gaiety and celebration. The tempo is so sweet and so infective, that you will be swaying with the beat. When I heard this song for the first time, well, quite a while back now, I was simply bowled over by it. And even now, having heard it so often, whenever I play it again, I simply am not able to get over it.

नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ॰ ॰ ॰

Just listen to this song, and I assure you that at the end of the play, you will feel so un-satiated that you will be playing it again and again.

In some ways, this song also expresses my connect with the blog. Earlier in this article, I had mentioned a quote from the earlier posted last article in the KL Saigal series. So that is the connect here. Practically all my work for this blog happens in the dead of the night and in the wee hours of the morning. This is also mentioned in the quoted paragraph above. Even beyond the Saigal Sb series, my mode of working on the tasks related to this blog has not changed. All the posts that you see getting on to the blog at 7 am and 9 am – all these posts have been worked on and completed the previous night at times like 2 am and 3 am. 🙂

A very happy 10th birthday to ASAD; a ton of congratulations to Atul ji, and all the dear friends and co-passengers on this musical bandwagon. The saga continues. . .

नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ॰ ॰ ॰

 

Song – Nadiya Kinaare Mora Dera, Mashaal Jaley Saari Ratiyaan (Tarang) (1952) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum, Chitragupt, Lyrics – Ram Murti, MD – Chitragupt
Chorus

Lyrics

saawan barse
kaari re badariya
phaagun rang ki phuhaar
ho oo
nainan mein mora
baanka re saanwariya

mann mein saanwariya ka pyaar. . .

. . . mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
hoye nadiya kinaare mora dera
ho oo
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
saari ratiyaan ho saari ratiyaan
saari ratiyaan
hoye nadiya kinaare mora dera
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
ho oo main bhi karunga kabhi phera
main bhi karunga kabhi phera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
hoye
nadiya kinaare mora dera
haa. . .
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan

jaise ganga mein lehre lehariya
waise lehre gori tori chunariya
ae ji dekho kahin neha lagaa ke
bhool jaiyo na mori dagariya
oo oo dil mein hai tera basera
dil mein hai tera basera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
hoye
nadiya kinaare mora dera
haa hhaaa
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan

chanda se mil mil ke
khele ratiyaan
ho khele ratiyaan
chanda se mil mil ke
khele ratiyaan
bagiya mein khele bahaar
daar galey bainyaan
sajan sang khelun
balam sang khelun
daar galey bainyaan
sajan sang khelun
main albeli naar
ho oo kabhun na hovey savera
kabhun na hovey savera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
hoye
nadiya kinaare mora dera
arre waah waah
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan
oye
nadiya kinaare mora dera
ha..an
nadiya kinaare mora dera
mashaal jaley saari ratiyaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सावन बरसे
कारी रे बदरिया
फागुन रस की फुहार
हो ओ
नैनन में मोरा
बांका रे साँवरिया
मन में साँवरिया का प्यार॰ ॰ ॰

॰ ॰ ॰ मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
होय नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
हो ओ
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
सारी रतियाँ हो सारी रतियाँ
सारी रतियाँ
होय नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
हो ओ मैं भी करूंगा कभी फेरा
मैं भी करूंगा कभी फेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
होय
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
हा॰ ॰ ॰
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ

जैसे गंगा में लहरे लहरिया
वैसे लहरे गोरी तोरी चुनरिया
ए जी देखो कहीं नेहा लगा के
भूल जइयो ना मोरी डगरिया
ओ ओ दिल में है तेरा बसेरा
दिल में है तेरा बसेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
हा ह्हा
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ

चंदा से मिलके
खेले रतियाँ
हो खेले रतियाँ
चंदा से मिलके
खेले रतियाँ
बगिया में खेले बहार
डा गले बइन्या
सजन संग खेलूँ
बलम संग खेलूँ
डा गले बइन्या
सजन संग खेलूँ
मैं अलबेली नार
हो ओ कबहूँ ना होवे सवेरा
कबहूँ ना होवे सवेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
होय
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
अरे वाह वाह
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ
ओय
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
हाँ॰ ॰ ॰
नदिया किनारे मोरा डेरा
मशाल जले सारी रतियाँ


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Blog Day : 3677 Post No. : 14567

“Raaj Mukut” (1950) was directed by N Vakil for Mohan Pictures. The movie had Nimmi, Jairaj, Veena, Ramsingh, Sapru, Tabassum, R. Sinha etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fourth song from “Raaj Mukut” (1950) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt (then Geeta Roy). Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

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


Song-Meri lagi kisi se preet duniya kya jaane (Raj Mukut)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Pt Govind Ram

Lyrics

meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
ho meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
mujhe mil gaya man ka meet
mujhe mil gaya man ka meet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
ho kya jaane
meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane

nainon ki baazi lagi
chale teer talwaar haan
nainon ki baazi lagi
chale teer talwaar
jeet gaya koi mujhe
aur gayi main haar
jeet gaya koi mujhe
aur gayi main haar
hai ajab preet ki reet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane

mere dil pe ho gaya
sainya ji ka raaj
mere dil pe ho gaya
sainya ji ka raaj
main unki raani banoon
wo mere sartaaj
main unki raani banoon
wo mere sartaaj
dil liya kisi ne jeet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
ho meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane

aaj hai bagiya mein khile rang barange phool
aaj hai bagiya mein khile rang barange phool
daal ke jhoola prem ka
koi raha hai jhool
dal ke jhoola prem ka
koi raha hai jhool
man gaaye madhur sangeet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
man gaaye madhur sangeet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
mujhe mil gaya man ka meet
mujhe mil gaya man ka meet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane
ho kya jaane
meri lagi kisi se preet
duniya kya jaane
ho kya jaane


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Blog Day : 3677 Post No. : 14566

“Anban”(1944) was directed by Niren Lahiri for Bharat Productions, Bombay. The movie had Nargis, Pahadi Sanyal, Shahnawaz, David, Mubarak, Shobhana Samarth, Jagirdar, Gula, sunalini Devi, Rajendra, anand etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Anban”(1944) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Hamida Bano. Pt Madhur is the lyricist. Music is composed by Gyan Dutt.

Only the audio of the song is available. Going by the story of the movie, as narrated by Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhousse encyclopaedia, while covering an earlier song from the movie, it appears to me that this song was picturised on Nargis. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

This “missing the beloved” genre of song is penned in chaste Hindi using words that may not have been used much in HFM. I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the words/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Kyun dard de ke bhool gaye Shyam salone(Anban)(1944) Singer-Hamida Bano, Lyrics-Pt Madhur, MD-Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

Kyun dard de ke bhool gaye ae ae
shyaam salone
Kyun dard de ke bhool gaye ae ae
shyaam salone
aankhon ke saath
ab to laga dil bhi hai rone aen aen
shyaam salone
Kyun dard de ke bhool gaye ae ae
shyaam salone

toone diya hai dukh mujhe
dukkhon se pyaar hai
toone diya hai dukh mujhe
dukkhon se pyaar hai
nadiyon ke geet mein
mere dil ki pukaar hai
nadiyon ke geet mein
mere dil ki pukaar hai
aahen lagi hain yaad ke daanon ko pirone ae ae
shyaam salone

hai prem haar haath mein
meethhi hai baat bhi
phoolon ke hindole hain
aur saawan ki raat bhi
dukhiyaa ke man mein
aag lagaayi hai sabon ne ae
shyam salone

prabhat ke sang mein unhen bhi
dekh main paaun
baahon ka haar prem se
saajan ko pinhaaun
zakhmon ko banaaun
mere jeewan ke khilaune ae
shyaam salone
zakhmon ko banaaun
mere jeewan ke khilaune ae
Shyaam salone
Kyun dard de ke bhool gaye ae ae
shyam salone


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Blog Day : 3676 Post No. : 14565

“Aaj Ki Baat” (1955) 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. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Aaj Ki Baat” (1955) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Talat Mehmood. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Snehal Bhatkar.

Only the audio of the song is available. Seeing that Talat Mehmood was the main male playback singer in the movie (with four songs), it can be safely assumed that he had sung for the lead actor of the movie viz. Ajeet Chitnis. It is a joyous song sung by Talat Mehmood is a rather restrained manner.


Song-Mohabbat bane hain wo din suhaane (Aaj Ki Baat)(1955) Singer-Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

mohabbat bane hain wo din suhaane
ghadiyaan milan ki dil ke taraane
mohabbat bane hain wo din suhaane
ghadiyaan milan ki dil ke taraane

shokhi se hansna nigaahen milaana
shokhi se hansna nigaahen milaana
mere saamne unka wo aana jaana

kya kar diya
haaye kya kar diya
unki pahli ada ne
ghadiyaan milan ki dil ke taraane
mohabbat bane hain wo din suhaane
ghadiyaan milan ki dil ke taraane

wo unki sharaarat
nadiya kinaara
unki sharaarat
nadiya kinaara
thhandi hawaayen sama pyaara pyaara
thhandi hawaayen sama pyaara pyaara
koyal ki taanen wo bulbul ke gaane
ghadiyaan milan ki dil ke taraane
mohabbat bane hain wo din suhaane
ghadiyaan milan ki dil ke taraane

chaman mein wo unka mere saath rahna
kabhi dil ki baaten nigaahon se kahna
bhulaaye na bhoolenge
bhulaaye na bhoolenge aise thhikaane
ghadiyaan milan ki dil ke taraane
mohabbat bane hain wo din suhaane
ghadiyaan milan ki dil ke taraane


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Blog Day : 3676 Post No. : 14564

Today’s song is from film Watan-1938.

This was a film made by Sagar Movietone. Those days, Sagar was a powerful film making company. They had the best of directors, big stars and MDs. Directors like Mehboob. Sarvottam Badami, Chimanlal Luhar, Ramchandra Thakur, Zia Sarhadi, Ezra Mir ( real name Edwyn Meyers), Virendra Desai,Nanubhai Vakil etc gave famous and popular films. However, not all films made by Sagar were High Class. Film ” Watan” was also one such film, which probably worked as a ‘ filler ‘ for Sagar. 1937 and 1938 were the Golden years for Sagar, in which the company gave popular films like Jagirdar-37, Mahageet-37, Gramophone singer-38 and 300 days and after-38.

Film Watan-38 had a cast of Kumar, Bibbo, Sitara Devi,Maya Banerjee, Yakub and other regulars of Sagar. The film also included Ram Marathe ( credited as Ramchandra), who became a very famous classical singer in later years. The film was directed by Mehboob and the music was by Anil Biswas. Initially Sagar had their favourite MD, S.P.Rane, who was a Maharashtrian from Gujarat. Out of Sagar’s first 18 films, Rane was MD for 15 films. Anil Biswas was associated with Sagar from film Manmohan-36, as an assistant to Ashok Ghosh. Independently, his first film was Jagirdar-37. Later he gave music to 11 more films of Sagar and 2 films of National Studios. he and director mehboob Khan teamed up in 6 films and were very good fiends-till a misunderstanding cropped up, after Sagar merged into National Studios. After this they never worked as a Team.( In 1956, Anil Biswas gave music to film Paisa hi Paisa, made by Mehboob Productions . However, the film’s director was Mehrish- who had insisted for Anil Biswas- and not Mehboob. During the film’s making, Mehboob avoided meeting AB and even left on foreign tour without meeting him even once ! ).

The Hero of the film Watan-38 was Kumar. Actually his real name was Syed Hasan Ali Zaidi. The change of his name to Kumar was part of an interesting story. Anyway, one can easily say that Kumar was the pre-cursor to the unlimited crop of various Kumars that we saw in the decades of 50s onwards.

In Hindi film industry, changing the name of the artiste was nothing new. One thing is sure. This trend of changing names was started by Kumar only. Many actresses changed their names after coming in films. Some did it because they wanted to hide their religion and some did it as there were artistes with the same name already in films. For example, Shyama. There were already 2-3 Khurshids in the films and her real name was Khurshid, so she changed it. Similarly, Meena Shorey’s name was also Khurshid. Some of the actresses who changed their names were, Jyoti, Renuka Devi, Purnima, Meena kumari, Madhubala, Rattanbai, Madhuri, Pramila, Sabita Devi, Bimla kumari, Indira Devi, Latika, Seeta Devi, Manorama, Nadira, Meera etc etc.

In case of male actors, the name changing percentage was mush less. Few cases like Ashok kumar, Kishore kumar,Ranjan,Dilip kumar,Manhar Desai and some more can be counted. Male name changing was seen in as late period as the 80s and 90s too. Cases in point are Rajesh khanna, Akshay kumar etc etc.

Actor KUMAR was born in the prestigious family of Syed s of Lucknow-UP in India,on 23-9-1903.His real name was SYED HASSAN ALI ZAIDI.
His family used to call him MIJJAN Miyan.

He was a handsome and tall person.He was keen on joining cinema,so he came to Calcutta and joined New Theatres. After doing side roles in Subah ka Tara and Zinda lash,he was hero in PURAN BHAGAT in 1933.Even Saigal was also in the film.The film was about to be released and suddenly communal riots broke out in Calcutta.The new Theatre management found it difficult to announce a muslim name of the hero of PURAN BHAGAT,in the tense atmosphere of Calcutta.The director of the film was kumar Debaki Bose,a person from a Royal family.He took a dicision and told Mijjan,” from today,I am giving you a part of my name.You will become KUMAR now.”This solved the film release problem and thus his name became KUMAR,then onwards.Truly enough,Debki Bose,thereafter, never used his name Kumar again in his life !

After doing Yahudi ki Larki,Kumar came to Bombay. First he worked in Sagar ( 5 films) , Imperial (2 films)and then joined Ranjit Studios.
In 1939,he married another actress PRAMILA ,who was actually a Jew, Esther williams. Pramila was later India’s FIRST Miss India in 1947.They got a son and a daughter Naqi Jehan(who too became a Miss India in 1967,exactly 20 tears after her mother. Naqi acted opposite Rajesh Khanna in Akhari Khat,as a Heroine.Later she married into the business family of Kamdar of Bombay and became mrs.Nandini Kamdar. Kumar had 3 sons from his earlier marriage.

Kumar did many films in Ranjit,but in 1942,he was removed from Ranjit.At the same time,his friend,CHANDRAMOHAN also left Minerva Movietone( reason-despite PUKAR-39 being a blockbuster,his salary was not increased inspite of a promise by Sohrab modi).They both decided to lauch own company and on 16-3-1942,SILVER FILM CO. was launched.Its first film was Jhankaar.They produced Bhalai,Bade Nawab Saab,Devar,Naseeb,Dhun and Bahana.Kumar acted in these films.he also directed Dhun and Bahana.

He produced and directed Aap-Beeti-1948 under his company,Kumar Studios.Then under Shama prodn. he made Nahle pe dehla,Dhoom Dham and Dilbar.
later in life he made badal aur bijlee and jungle king under Artists United films. Kumar worked in 73 films as an actor from 1932 to 1963.

From Najma in 1943,Kumar did only character roles in films like bhishm pratigya,Dayara,mahal,Shri 420,khiladi,Maalik,Baiju Bawra,yahudi ki ladki. His memorable role was in Mughal e Azam,that of the sculptor and a famous song-‘Aye mohabbat zindabad’ was shot on him. His last film was Raat aur Din (released in 1967)

In 1963, Kumar migrated to Pakistan, and started to work in Pakistani films without any delay. His son, S. A. Hafiz, who made Tauba, later became one of the best and well known directors of the country. Later he settled in USA. Kamal and Zeba played the lead in Tauba, which became a grand success. Kumar worked in quite a few Pakistani films, including Head Constable, Azad, Shabnam, Naela, Saiqa, Sajda (his own film), Hum Dono, Nadya Ke Paar, Ik Musaflr Ik Hasina, Baalam etc. Kumar died in 1982.

Film Watan-38 was directed by Mehboob Khan. He directed 8 films for Sagar and 1 (Aurat) for National Studios. This film, with a Muslim cultural backdrop, was released on the day of Eid. The film was dominated by grand sets and costumes. The story was usual. Conflict between Kazak and Tatar communities, lasted many generations. The film was a complete entertainment package, consisting of Dances, songs, war scenes, Enemity, Revenge, overwhelming costumes and love scenes, in a proportionate manner.

The music was composed by A.Biswas. All songs were written by Wajahat Mirza. Today’s song, ” Kyun hum ne diya dil ” by Sitara Devi was the most popular song of the film. There were total 10 songs. One of the songs-a duet by Anil Biswas and Bibbo was based on the tune made by kazi nazrul Islam ( Nazrul Geeti).

Today’s song is extremely enchanting and I would list it as the best song of Sitara Devi ( she sang 100 songs in 33 films). It truly sounds as a sad and remorseful song. The words of the song remind me of a duet by Surendra and Shamshad begum ” Kyun unhe dil diya” from film Anokhi Ada-48, composed by Naushad.


Song-Kyun hamne diya dil (Watan)(1938) Singer-Sitaara Devi, Lyrics-Wajahat Mirza, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

Kyun ham ne diya dil
thha kiska ishaara
Kyun ham ne diya dil
thha kiska ishaara
aur kis ne kaha thha
ham tumse kahen kya
aur kis ne kaha thha
ham tumse kahen kya
Kyun ham ne diya dil
tha kiska ishaara
Kyun ham ne diya dil

wo khwaabon mein aana
dil mera churaana
wo khwaabon mein aana
dil mera churaana
aur deke ye jaana
aur deke ye jaana
kyun kaisa liya dil
aur keh ke ye jaana
kyun kaisa liya dil
kyun hamne diya dil
aankhon ka ishaara
kyun hamne diya dil

parwaana na aata
kyun shola jalaata
parwaana na aata
kyun shola jalaata
kabhi ishq bulaata(?)
kabhi ishq bulaata(?)
kaahe ko diya dil
ab ishq bulaata
kaahe ko diya dil
donon ne diya dil
aashiq(?) ka ishaara
kyun hamne diya dil


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3675 Post No. : 14563

# The Special Voices of the Decade (1971-1980) – 5 # Suresh Wadkar #
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Welcome all to this fifth article in this series where we are discussing Special Voices that made their debut in HFM in the Seventies and carved their own niche on the HFM scene.

Some of them enjoyed success for a little while only to fade away with passage of time. Some of them became popular and continued to remain so for considerable time.

No matter how they fared at the HFM scene, all of them contributed in enriching HFM. All of them provided music lovers with many memories to cherish and savour.

Today we will be discussing about one such talented artist- Singer- who made his debut in 1977 and over the years has given us many memorable songs and who is active even now (I think his latest film song was from ‘Bramhaand Nayak Sai Baba-2016’ and a NF -ghazal album sung by him was released in 2016 in memory of his guru ‘Acharya Jiyalal Vasant’ i.e. ‘Chupke Chupke’) In addition, he is active in singing Marathi and other regional language songs as well.)

In his career spanning almost forty years, he has more than five hundred songs to his credit (if the sources I am referring to are correct). And given the number of songs he has sung I can say that his must be the most prolific artist among all the artists who will be featuring in this series …

Incidentally I get a chance to share one of his songs for our ASAD – 10th anniversary celebrations. And regulars to this blog who have listened to this song ‘Kaale kaale baadal jab bhi chhayenge’ and the male voice in it, I am sure must be still feeling the sweetness, the magic and the melodious range of this voice lingering in their ears still now or for that matter of any songs sung by him leave this impact on the listeners as usual.

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Suresh Ishwar Wadkar was born on 7th August’1954 in Kolhapur (Maharashtra).
We wish him a belated happy Birthday and healthy and peaceful life ahead…
(Belatedly as I could not finish the write up in time and send it to our editors in time).

Another story of coming from a very humble background and scaling newer heights through sheer dedication, sincerity and perseverance in the field of music.

Suresh Wadkar’s father was a ‘mill worker’ in Sitaram Mills. His father was very fond of music and particularly ‘bhajans’. And the surroundings in which he grown up was traditional and cultural as all festivals were celebrated with fervour and music being an intrinsic part of it.

His father was very fond of ‘bhajans’ and he used to attend many programmes of ‘bhajans’ where Suresh then 4/5 years old used to accompany his father in these programmes of ‘Bhajan’. That is where he got with in all our traditions and cultures and listening to talented singers. And as it happened he was singing something and that was noticed by his father, and thus started his formal training classes in music when he was five only.

His guru from Sangli Shri Digrajkar was then giving him lessons in singing. He advised Suresh’s father to let Suresh continue with music and singing.

When he was eight he come to Acharya Jiyalal Vasant’s gurukul and Acharya ji groomed him into what he is today. He took care of all of his education and all. And looking into his passion when he was only thirteen years old his guru Jiyalal ji advised him to give training to other students in his institute.
Looking at his understanding of music, Acharya ji advised Suresh Wadkar to pursue education and degree in music. Following his guru’s advice Suresh Wadkar joined Prayag Sangeet Samiti and secured his degree of ‘Prabhakar’ in music and later joined ‘Arya Vidya Mandir’ in Mumbai as a ‘Music Teacher.

Suresh Wadkar, naturally, has great respect and admiration for his Guru ji and other disciples at the ‘gurukul’ – his ‘guru bhai’ and ‘guru behen’ and his elder sister i.e. daughter of Acharya ji – Prem Vasant– he speaks about them with great love and passion. And he has in deep sense all the gratitude for whatever his ‘guru ji’ has given to him and that is why after his ‘guru ji’ passed away being an elder among all the disciples he has shouldered the responsibility of his ‘guru ji’s legacy’ in the form of the school of music founded by his guru – ‘Ajivasan’ (this also gives online training in music).

He also started an online music school, called SWAMA (Suresh Wadkar Ajivasan Music Academy), (an innovative initiative) under Ace Open University continue to impart training in music in New Jersey. He, his wife, and his ‘guru sister’ visits every three months to supervise the operations and classes going on there.

and for him ‘music’ is the most difficult and greatest form of art which needs more dedication, seriousness and religiousness in efforts.

He has very high regards towards all the music directors who had given him the opportunity to sing and specially for the Mangeshkars he speaks about them with respect and gratitude. In his interview here one can listen his thoughts and just imagine what kind of a ‘noble’ and ‘pure’ character must be and that is what I think we finds in his voice too.

He was also present in the recent Jaidev Birth Centenary celebrations held at NCPA (NCPA Bandish music festival) Mumbai where our Respected Senior Shri Bharat Bhai was also present.

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How this ‘anokhi aawaaz’ make his debut in the Hindi Film Industry is another interesting story.

It so happened that in 1970s (in 1976 to be specific) a big musical competition organised by ‘Sur-Singaar Sansad’ was held where participants aspiring to be singers from all over India participated this competition.
However, Suresh Wadkar’s singing impressed everybody and he was awarded ‘Madan Mohan Puraskar’.
Famous music directors like Jaidev, Ravindra Jain, Pt Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Sudhir Phadke and Pt Shivkumar Sharma and Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia (Shiv-Hari) were the panel of the judges who judge the competition and selected the winner.

Ravindra Jain while announcing Suresh Wadkar as winner also announced that he will be singing a song in his next movie and thus happened ‘vrishti pade taapur tupoor’ …

The next opportunity for Suresh Wadkar came straight way from the most respected and talented Music director Jaidev ji who given him the opportunity to sing in ‘Gaman-1978’. Later on, Suresh Wadkar also worked with him as his assistant and sing for him whenever he was given an opportunity to do so.

While assisting Jaidev ji he got to learn many things of music and the nuances of composing music.

Somehow as they say it was destined to be, Lata Mangeshkar is said to have heard about this voice and she was so impressed by his singing that she recommended him to the famous music duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal and also to Khayyam Saab and Kalyanji bhai-Anand ji bhai.

After that, it was no looking back for Suresh Wadkar and he keep getting many opportunities from all music directors ruling the HFM at that time.

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For me, I have vague memories of this song ‘vrishti pade taapur tupoor’ being frequently heard on radio & loudspeakers and I do like it very much.

Then ‘seene mein jalan’, I remember I liked it very much and may be that was the time when for the first time I must have been got to know about the singer or we among friends must have discussed about this voice (looking my interests in HFM since childhood, I think I can say that).

Then I remember this song from ‘Krodhi’ in 1981 ‘chal chameli baag mein’ was a regular at the ‘Binaca Geetmala’ and it stood 16th in the annual programme of the Binaca Geetmala that year.
However, the next year’s – 1982’s ‘Binaca Geetmala’ in its annual programme saw as many as four songs having Suresh Wadkar’s voice viz. ‘Main hoon Prem Rogi’, ‘Meri qismat mein tu nahin shaayad’, ‘Muhabbat hai kyaa cheez hamko bataao’ all from ‘Prem Rog-1982’ and ‘Megha re megha re’ from ‘Pyaasa Saawan-1981’.

I think with the songs of ‘Prem Rog-1981’ Suresh Wadkar became a household name and almost all of its songs were a huge hit though ‘bhanware ne khilaaya phool’ is my favourite. It is different thing that not this song but the other songs of ‘Prem Rog’ (couple of which I don’t like then), make to the annual ‘Binaca Geetmala’.

Before that we had ‘megha re megha re’ from ‘Pyaasa Saawan’ taking us to reach out the clouds about to rain ‘the message of love’ … and we got soaked in the melodious voice of Suresh Wadkar …

Surprisingly before that we had his voice at number seven of annual ‘Binaca Geetmala-1979’ singing ‘Jijaaji jiaaji honewaale jijaaji’ in which he lent voice for Vinod Mehra in ‘Saajan Bina Suhaagan-1978’.

In 1981 we also have the magical ‘ye aankhen dekh kar ham saari duniya’ from ‘Dhanwan’ which spelled its magic on audience and it was too very popular and is also one of my favourite songs. (and this was his first song to appear on our blog).

After that I remember may be sometime around 1982-83 when I was on a visit to Nagpur (may be for watching the cricket between India and Pakistan at my Uncle’s home, on TV which had just reached us then, and into the old city market I heard this song playing on Radio ‘shaam rangeen huyi hai’ and I was totally taken away by this song. At that time, I was not knowing which movie it was from. Many years I keep searching for this song which I later got to know (I think it was because of this blog only) it was from. It was from the 1981 movie ‘Kaanoon Aur Mujrim’. Once again, a gem of song but not rewarded and forgotten in the midst of other popular songs then.

Also, I cannot forget ‘ae zindagi gale lagaa le’ from ‘Sadma-1983’, so close to our hearts and may have been liked by many many like me.

‘Likhne waale ne likh daale’ from Arpan from the same year was on 19th while meri qismat mein tu nahin shaayad was on 12th in 1983 annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala’.

Later on, we have ‘aur kyaa ahad e wafaa hote hain’ from ‘Sunny-1984’, ‘saanjh dhaley gagan taley’ from ‘Utsav-1984’, then we have gems of songs from ‘Sur Sangam-1985, popular songs coming from ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili-1985’, ‘Khaamosh sa afsaana paani se likhaa hota’ from the UR – Libaas -1988, ‘sooni sooni ankhiyon mein’ and ‘rakibon se habibon se’ from ‘Laal Dupattaa Mal Mal Ka’, ‘lagi aaj saawan ki phir wo jhadi hai’, ‘surmayi shaam is tarah aaye’ from ‘Lekin-1990’, ‘Dil-1991’, ‘Sangeet-1992’, and there are many.
Many are my favourites too… like ‘tumse mil ke aisaa lagaa’, ‘dhadkan zaraa ruk gayee hai’, ‘husn pahaadon ka’ and many …

And how can I forget ‘hamraahi mere hamraahi’ and ‘aur is dil mein kyaa rakhaa hai’, then I had also watched this movie ‘Yaadon Ki Kasam-1985’ which had ‘Baithh mere paas tujhe dekhta rahoon’.
I also remember ‘chaudhavin raat hai, ab chaand dikha de apna’ from ‘Yaadon Ke Mausam-1990’ which was frequently heard and popular then …

Not to forget ‘chappa chappa charkha chale’ and ‘chhod aaye ham wo galiyaan’ both from ‘Maachis-1996’.

There are many … and I would like to note here that the list of his Marathi songs is another long list where I have my favourites and many gems of songs which he has sung in Marathi.

The list goes on and on and we cannot list them all (at least the popular ones) here due to space constraint (and if I have missed to mention any prominent one I would like readers to forgive me for that).

After coming into the contact with this blog initially I had shared few of his songs (in 2012-13) like ‘Goron ki naa kaalon ki’ (from Disco Dancer, which I think was also quite popular in those years), then ‘Kabhi ajnabi thhe (Title Song), and ‘Surmayi shaam’ from ‘Lekin’ which remains to be posted yet. And there are many of songs still to be posted on the blog and the reason may be that since his career started at the end of seventies and picked up later in the eighties, we still have a long way to go to represent his songs on the blog (as of now 57 only).

So, I will stop the listing them here and come back to the today’s post now …

For this post, selecting a song was very difficult because as I said above, we still have a long way to go and there are many songs to choose from.

However, I had this song ‘Ram Dulari maike gayi’ 🙂 from ‘Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi’ in my mind since many years and I had decided that I will select only this song and not any other. (And it was from a movie of seventies and nostalgic for me too 🙂 )

But, while I was browsing through the filmography of Suresh Wadkar songs I came across this movie and when I listened to this song I was totally taken by it and it started growing on me as I listened to it again and again. This was from the movie ‘Bhayaanak-1979’ composed by Usha Khanna.

I had not watched this movie earlier and even now. From the star cast I can guess that this song is lip synced on screen by Ravi Kumar, a newcomer, who was paired with Razia Sultana, another newcomer. The picturisation of this song and its singing by Suresh Wadkar makes it very special.
As the movie didn’t fare well at the box office, I think this and other songs of this movie were forgotten easily.

‘Bhayaanak-1979’ was directed by S.U. Saiyed for ‘AVM Arts International’.

It had Mithun Chakravarty, Sadhoo Meher, Niloo Phule, Chandrashekhar, Mushtaq Merchant, C.S. Dubey, Jagdish Raj, Shaheen Khan, Sushila Raut, Annu Dhawan, Sadhna Khote, Hamid Rakesh, Major Anand, Fatima, Mannu Arora, Master Danny Jr., Master Abid, Master Anis, M. Miquel, and Madan Joshi and Om Shiv Puri were the other star cast of this movie.

Ranjeeta had a special appearance in this movie. Sharad Saxena makes a Guest appearance in this movie.

The movie introduced Ranjan Garewal, Shashi Ranjan and a ‘fresh romantic pair Ravi Kumar and Razia Sultana’ (as per the movie titles 😊)

Warsi Ahmed Siddiq was the Chief Assistant Director of this movie.

Harish Choudhry was the editor of this movie, and he was assisted by Sudhir Deshpande.
M.Maroof wrote the script of this movie. Munir Shah was the Dialogue Director.
Dialogues were written by Madan Joshi, while the story was by the AVM arts story department.

It was passed by Censor Board on 23.08.1979.

It was a suspense movie released for restricted viewing with ‘A’ certificate.

Lyrics of the five songs in this movie were penned by Indivar and music was composed by Usha Khanna.

Suresh Wadkar, Hemlata, Anuradha Paudwal (wrongly spelled Paduwal in the titles of the movie) gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

(Source of Information for this post – I have used the various YT links giving biographical details of Suresh Wadkar, then his Interview available here, which I would like interested readers should visit and listen to his story in his own voice.
I also referred to Wikipedia and other information on internet and songs in my memory 
When I thought of this write up considering the information available I thought I would be able to send it before 7th Aug, however after going into the details of his life and career I doubt whether I have been able to do justice to the feelings and thoughts going in my mind, as the enormity of his talent, his struggle and what he has achieved is such that it requires a detailed study or a ‘full biography’ in the form of a book (at least for me).

Let us now enjoy today’s song … and savour this ‘magical voice’ of Suresh Wadkar. I would once again request readers to forgive me if I have from my side not been to that level in bringing this biographical sketch here. For me the memories of the voice and nostalgia, of course, is the first thing close to my heart and this is my endeavor in return for all the beautiful memories this voice and the other voices have given to me …

Earlier we had the following four posts in this series, I am listing them below for interested readers …

Maa ne kahaa thha o beta
Haseen haseen waadiyon
Jin khoja tin paayiyaan
Yoon lagne lagi aajkal zindagaani

Audio (Full version)

Video (partial)

Song=Dhuaan sa uthha dekho chaaron oar (Bhayaanak)(1979) Singer-Suresh Wadkar, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Usha Khanna

Lyrics

O o o o
Ho o o o o o
Ho o o o o
O raani ee

Dhuaan saa utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae
Kahin kho na jaaye
Mera chitchor re ae
Mera chitchor
Dhuaan saa utthha aa aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae
Kahin kho na jaaye
Mera chitchor re ae
Mera chitchor
Dhuaan saa utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae

Ghirne lagey hain
Man pe andhere
Ghirne lagey hain
Man pe andhere
Phoolon ke roop mein
Baithhe lutere
Dil to hai komal
Duniya kathor re ae
O o o o o o
Dhuaan saa utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae

Jeena safal ho
Tujhko jo paa loon
Jeena safal ho
Tujhko jo paa loon
Parde mein dil ke
Tujhko chhupaa loon
Dekh le naa roop tera
Koi bhi chakor re ae
O o o o o o
Dhuaan say utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae

Husn-o-wafaa ka
Aisaa tu sangam
Husn-o-wafaa ka
Aisaa tu sangam
Tujhko jo dekhoon
Mit’taa hai har gham
Tod de na koyi
Teri meri dor re ae
O o o o o o o
Dhuaan say utthha aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae
Kahin kho na jaaye
Mera chitchor re ae
Mera chitchor
Dhuaan say utthha aa aa
Dekho chaaron oar re ae ae ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ रानी ई

धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए
कहीं खो न जाए
मेरा चितचोर रे ए
मेरा चितचोर

धुंआ सा उठा आ आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए
कहीं खो न जाए
मेरा चितचोर रे ए
मेरा चितचोर
धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए

घिरने लगे हैं
मन पे अँधेरे ए
घिरने लगे हैं
मन पे अँधेरे ए
फूलों के रूप में
बैठे लूटेरे ए
दिल तो है कोमल
दुनिया कठोर रे ए
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए

जीना सफल हो
तुझको जो पा लूं
जीना सफल हो
तुझको जो पा लूं
परदे में दिल के
तुझको छुपा लूं
देख ले ना रूप तेरा
कोई भी चकोर रे ए
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए

हुस्न-ओ-वफ़ा का
ऐसा तू संगम
हुस्न-ओ-वफ़ा का
ऐसा तू संगम
तुझको जो देखूं
मिटता है हर ग़म
तोड़ दे न कोई ई
तेरी मेर दो रे ए
धुंआ सा उठा आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए
कहीं खो न जाए
मेरा चितचोर रे ए
मेरा चितचोर
धुंआ सा उठा आ आ आ
देखो चारों ओर रे ए ए ए


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What is this blog all about

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

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over TEN years. This blog has over 14500 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3600 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

14559

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1142
Total Number of movies covered =3975

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