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Blog Day : 3988 Post No. : 15077

“Garam Khoon”(1980) was produced by Tez Nath Zar and it was directed by A Salaam for Zar International, Bombay. This movie had Vinod Khanna, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindu, Ajit, K.N.Singh, Nazir Hussain, Dhumal, Keshto Mukherjee, Brahmachari, Ram Avtaar, Satish Kaul, Helen, Uma Dhawan, Johnny Whisky, Hercules, Shivaraj, Imthiaz Khan, Chand,Shashi Puri, Rajan Haksar, Sulochana Latkar, C.L.Shah, Dog Tiger, Kamal Roy, Komila Virk, Master Raja, Nilofer, Master Rana, Pratibha Sinha, Ratan Gaurang, S.Mauji, Sabi Oberoi,Sheel Kumar, Shetty, Shyam etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from the movie to appear in the blog. this song is sung by Lata. Singhaar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

The song is picturised on Sulakshana Pandit and Vinod Khanna.

According to a comment in youtube, Singhaar was none other than Sharda, the favurite singer of Shankar. I have assumed that this information is correct.I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this matter.


Song-Ik chehra dil ke qareeb aata hai (Garam Khoon)(1980) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Singhaar, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics

Ik chehra dil ke kareeb aata hai
khayaalon ko door door le jaata hai
ik chehra dil ke kareeb aata hai
khayaalon ko door door le jaata hai
ik chehra

mausam pe jawaani hai
raahon mein sitaare hain aen
mausam pe jawaani hai
raahon mein sitare hain
jab wo hai nigaahon mein
duniya mein bahaaren hain aen
ik chehra dil ke kareeb aata hai
khayaalon ko door door le jaata hai
ik chehra

madmaati ye raaten hain
jalwon ki baaraaten hain
madmaati ye raaten hain
jalwon ki baaraaten hain
sochoon to bahak jaaun
kuchh aapas ki baaten hain aen
ik chehra dil ke kareeb aata hai
khayaalon ko door door le jaata hai
ik chehra

khushbu si jo mehki hai
shaayad koi aaya hai ae
khushbu si jo mehki hai
shaayad koi aaya hai
khaamosh ishaaron se
mehfil ko sajaaya hai ae
ik chehra dil ke kareeb aata hai
khayaalon ko door door le jaata hai
ik chehra

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Blog Day : 3987 Post No. : 15076

“Kisaan Aur Bhagwaan”(1974) was produced by Dara Singh and directed by Chandrakant. The movie had Dara Singh, Yogita Bali, Abhi Bhattacharya, Feroz Khan (special appearance), Asit Sen, Jayashree Gadkar, Jankidas, Shani Malik, Lalita Kumari, Padma Khanna, Parduman Singh, Saudagar Singh, Praveen Kumar, Harbans Papa, Dhanraj, Ved Prakash, Balbeer Vird, Ved Gandhi, Daljeet, Rajkumar, Rajkumari, Amita, Sant Dharmdas, Sheru, Suresh, Shammi, Gopal Saini, Master Veerendra, Amreek Randhava etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Kisaan Aur Bhagwaan”(1974) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. music is composed by Prem Dhawan.

The song is a devotional song cum “summoning the Almighty” genre of song. The picturisation shows Dara Singh lp syncing and leading a group of devotees while marching in a religious procession. The lady looking on at him appeared looks like a young Anjana Manjrekar (Mumtaz) though her name does not figure in the star cast. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identfy her as well as others in the picurisation.


Song-Bhagwan pyaare apne bhagat ki laaja bachaana re (Kisaan aur Bhagwaan)(1974) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Pradeep, MD-Prem Dhawan
Chorus

Lyrics

Bhagwan pyaare ae ae
Bhagwan pyaare
apne bhagat ki laaja bachaana re
aaj apne bhagat ki laaja bachaana re
ho mera kinaare jahaaz lagaana re
Bhagwan pyaare
jai ramkrishn jai hari hari
hari hari
jai ramkrishn jai hari hari
hari hari

karne chali hai dorangi duniya aa
aaj kasauti meri ee
karne chali hai dorangi duniya aa aa
aaj kasauti meri
mere bahaane asal mein ho rahi ee
prabhu pareeksha teri
prabhu pareeksha teri
ho kapti duniya pe gaaj giraana re
Bhagwan pyaare
jai ramkrishn jai hari hari
hari hari
jai ramkrishn jai hari hari
hari hari

tere bharose daanv lagaaya aa aa
kheli maine baazee ee
tere bharose daanv lagaaya aa aa
kheli maine baazee ee
apne daas pe kirpa karna aa
mat rakhnaa naaraazi
mat rakhnaa naaraazi
ho apna pyaar na aaj bhulaana re
Bhagwan pyaare
apne bhagat ki laaja bachaana re
aaj apne bhagat ki laaja bachaana re
Bhagwan pyaare
jai ramkrishn jai hari hari
hari hari
jai ramkrishn jai hari hari
hari hari

jab jab bhakton pe bheer pari
hari hari
tab tab toone hi peer hari
hari hari
toone taare ajaamil aur shabri
hari har hari hari
hari hari

sankat mein sada ki madad kari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari

Bhagwan pyaare
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari

bhagwan pyaare
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari
ramkrishn jai hari hari

bhagwan pyaare


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Blog Day : 3986 Post No. : 15075

“Shankar Shambhu”(1976) was directed by Chaand for A K Movies Bombay. The movie had Feroz Khan, Vinod Khanna, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindu, Jagdeep, Ajeet, Anwar Hussain, Suhir, Sulochana, Jayshree T, Shantanu, Jankidas, Viju Khote, Kishore Sinha etc with guest appearances by Pradeep Kumar and Lalita Pawar.

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

Here is the third song from “Shankar Shambhu”(1976) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised as a mujra song on Bindu and Vinod Khanna.

It appears to be a rare song in the sense that it is one of rare occasions when Sahir Ludhianvi must have penned lyrics for Kalyanji Anandji.

This song appears to be a forerunner of the “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”(1978) mujra song “Salaam e ishq meri jaan zara kubool kar le”.


Song-Mera dil churaa kar na aankhen chura (Shankar Shambhu)(1976) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

mera dil chura kar na aankhen chura
mera dil chura kar na aankhen chura
sab kahenge tujhe bewafa bewafa
bewafa bewafa
dekh dil ko laga kar na dena daga
dekh dil ko laga kar na dena daga
sab kahenge tujhe bewafa bewafa
bewafa bewafa
mera dil chura kar na aankhen chura

hamne de di hai tujhko jubaan
ho hamne de di hai tujhko jubaan
tere kadmon mein niklegi jaan aan
tere kadmon mein niklegi jaan
dil ka naazuk sa hai ye aayina
dil ka naazuk sa hai ye aayina
tod dena na ae meharbaan aan
tod dena na ae meharbaan
ban ke toota agar silsila silsila
ban ke toota agar silsila silsila
sab kahenge tujhe bewafa bewafa
bewafa bewafa
mera dil chura kar na aankhen chura

gair ke ghar na rakhna kadam
ho gair ke ghar na rakhna kadam
ye sitam sah na paayenge hum m
ye sitam sah na paayenge hum
toone gar hamko dhokha diya
toone gar hamko dhokha diya
zahar kha lenge teri kasam m
zahar kha lenge teri kasam
jab janaaza uthha pyaar ka pyaar ka
jab janaaza uthha pyaar ka pyaar ka
sab kahenge tujhe bewafa bewafa
bewafa bewafa
mera dil chura kar na aankhen chura


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Blog Day : 3985 Post No. : 15074

Saw “Bees Saal Pehle” which released on 6th June 1972, viz a few days back aaj se “saintees saal pehle”.

It starts off as any horror movie of those times. We have Vinod Mehra driving a vehicle (highly polluting by the standards set in the modern days) through a ghat road in perfect weather, rather late in the evening. His vehicle stalls when he stops it to see what or who has jumped over the cliff, doesn’t find a thing but now he has to look for help to restart his journey.

He sees a bungalow close by-predictably- and it is almost dark by the time he gets there. He knocks and the door opens by itself (was reminded of Mehmood from “Pyar Kiye Jaa”). He walks in with a “Koi hai? Arre koi hai?” (anybody there?). And an old man (Iftikhar) materializes and offers him a room for the night in the cob-web infested house.

Surprisingly the room has a clean patch. And as is the norm since time immemorial (my first experience was in the Ashok Kumar- Madhubala starrer “Mahal”) Vinod Mehra hears a lady scream and then sob and then sing plaintively. Sure enough, Vinod runs out of the room seeking the old man and asks for an explanation.

Then the movie goes into “Bees Saal Pehle” there was a Choudhury (Abhi Bhattacharya) in a city nearby, whose only heir (Ritesh) was in love with a sweet girl (Farida Jalal) of the area but had to marry another damsel (Anupama) to relieve her of her distress. By the time the movie got to this point in the story it had given us a party song, a romantic song, a line of a bhootiya (haunting) song and a “questioning the god” song.

Essentially the movie had eight songs with one of them appearing twice in the movie. The singers used were Lata Mangeshkar, Ranu, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Hemant Kumar as playback singers. S.H.Bihari was the lyricist and Hemant Kumar was the producer (Geetanjali Pictures) and music composer. Movie was directed by Probir Roy. The title card said that Ritesh (Hemant Kumar’s son) was introduced in this movie and I was surprised to see Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s name in the star cast. I didn’t get to the part where Hrishida makes a screen appearance as by then I had found my song to go with this post.

Going by the time of release of this movie, today’s song could well be one of the last songs that Hemant Kumar sang for Hindi movies. His journey started in 1935 with recording a song for All India Radio, Bengali non-film songs happened in 1937 and first film song was for “Nimai Sanyas” in Bengali in 1941. His first Hindi film came in the form of “Anand Math” of Filmistan in 1952. He had a 50-year long career dedicated to music- he was a Rabindra Sangeet exponent. I am sure we have had Hemantda’s detailed biography in a few posts of this blog.

We remember Hemant Kumar Mukherjee, of the wonderful voice, with a song sung and composed by him in the later part of his career, today on his 99th birth anniversary.


Song-Poochhe to kaun poochhe ye baat aasmaan se(Bees Saal Pehle)(1972) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

poochhe toh kaun poochhe
yeh baat aasmaan se
yeh kaisi dushmani thhi
bijli ko aashiyaan se
poochhe to kaun poochhe

barbaadiyon ko apni
aabaadiyaan samajh le ae
barbaadiyon ko apni
aabaadiyaan samajh le ae
aisa junoon laaye
har aadmi kahaan se
poochhe toh kaun poochhe
yeh baat aasmaan se
yeh kaisi dushmani thhi ee
bijli ko aashiyaan se
poochhe toh kaun poochhe


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Blog Day : 3984 Post No. : 15073

“Jeet”(1972) was produced and directed by Adurthi Subba Rao for Babu Movies Combines Private Limited. This social movie had Randhir Kapoor, Babita, Jeevan, Rajendra Nath,Sunder, Roopesh Kumar,Dulari,Hina Kausar, Sulochana Latkar, Manorama, Nana Palsikar, Hari Shivdasani, Anwar Hussain, Sanjana, Dada Mirasi,Keshav Rana, Bhatt, Master Shahid, Jateen (new find), Bhanumati, Shanti, Prabha, Kalavathi, Baby Sudha etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and chorus. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.

The song is picturised as a “sagaai” song where sahelis of bride (played by Babita) sing this song. The song is lip synced by Hina Kausar (in Lata voice) and others viz Shirlie, Sheila Ramchandra, Dulaari, Sundar etc are also visible. Randhir Kapoor (groom) is also visible in the picturisation.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Dholak bajaao aao sakhi aao (Jeet)(1972) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

dholak bajaao
aao sakhi aao
dholak bajaao
aao sakhi aao
gaao bajaao taaliyaan..aaan..aan

ke dulhan banti hai haayye
dulhan banti hai
haayye
naseebon waaliyaan
dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan

dulhan banti hai
naseebon waaliyaan
dulhan banti hai
naseebon waaliyaan..aaaan
dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan..aaaa

ye din sabko mubaarak ho ree
mubaarak ho ree
ye chandaa woh chakori
ho bandh gaye
prem ki reshmi
dori mein aaj se
jhuk gayee laaj se
ankhiyaan
sunke prem ki
batiyaan
chal dee chhodke
sakhiyaan
likhna jaaye ke
patiyaan
ho mann mein phootey phuljhadiyaan
honthon pe gaaliyaan
dulhan banti hai
haayye
dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan
dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan……..aan

aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
ye rang roop
teraa haayye haayye
jiyaa dhadkaaye
mera jee ghabraaye
lag jaaye na nazar kahin bairan
duniyaa ki meri jaan ko
mukh pe daal do
aanchal
jaise chaand pe
baadal
daalo aankh mein
kaajal
baandho paanv mein
paayal
ho o o o
khanke kangan chamke mundri damke baaliyaan
dulhan banti hai
haayye
dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan
dholak bajaao
aao sakhi aao
gaao bajaao taaliyaan..aaan…aaan

ke dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan
dulhan banti hai haayye
naseebon waaliyaan


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Blog Day :

3983 Post No. : 15072

Today’s song is from film ‘Kaarwaan’ (1956), a costume drama, made by Shahkaar productions, Bombay. Produced by Dev Jolly, it was directed by Rafiq Rizvi – whose career as a director came to a close with this film. His 6 films began with ‘Waayda’ (1940). The music was by S Mohinder. The lyricists were Tanvir Naqvi, Pt. Bhushan and Saarshaar Sailani.

S Mohinder aka Bakshi Mohinder Singh Sarna, was one of the very few Sikh composers in Hindi films (only 3 till 1970. Sardul Kwatra, GS Kohli and S Mohinder). For this film, he had 2 assistants. One was Inderjeet Singh, who was the maternal Uncle (mamma) of today’s singer Daler Mehndi and the other was Pt Kishen who was Husnlal and Bhagatram’s nephew (sister’s son). These two assistants were working with S Mohinder till 1961, after which both died one after another.

S Mohinder was born on 24-2-1925 in a small town called Silanwali in Montgomery District of un-divided Punjab. His full name was Bakshi Mohinder Singh Sarna.  His father Sujan Singh Bakhshi was a sub-inspector in police. Soon the family moved to a comparatively larger city Lyallpur, where young Mohinder around 1935 came in contact with an accomplished Sikh religious vocalist Sant Sujan Singh. He honed his skills for several years in classical music in the tutelage of Sant Sujan Singh. Initially he wanted to be a singer. The family moved to Sheikhupura , close  to Nankana Sahib, the birth place of Guru Nanak and S Mohinder got his further training in classical music from legendry Sikh religious musician Bhai Samund Singh. Frequent transfers of his father kept the family on the move. Since S Mohinder’s education was suffering badly, durIng early forties, he was enrolled in Khalsa High School in village Kairon in Amritsar District.

In 1947, the rest of the family too moved to East Punjab in India. The love for classical music brought S Mohinder to Benares. After a couple of years of grooming in classical music in Benares, the Mecca of Indian classical music, S Mohinder, came to Bombay, the leading center of film industry. His first successful film was ‘Neeli’ (1950), which was musically a hit but not successful on the box office. S Mohinder took a regular job of music director with Filmistan Studios, which was churning out movies like factory. He composed music for Filmistan for half a decade. It was a great experience.

After a successful relationship as a music director with Filmistan Studios, S Mohinder composed music for Chandu Lal Shah’s (Ranjit Movietone) film ‘Zameen Ke Taare’ (1960). It became a hit. After that he composed the music for Wadia Brothers film ‘Reporter Raju’ (1962) and producer Roop K Shori’s film ‘Ek Ladki Saat Ladke’ (1961). He gave music for unreleased film ‘Do Dost’ also.

S Mohinder says that during the sixties, when only Hans Raj Behl and Sardul Singh Kwatra were in the field of composing music for Punjabi films, he also tried his hand at Punjab films. The response was good. His music for his first Punjabi film ‘Pardesi Dhola’ was a hit. After that he mainly devoted his attention on composing music for Punjabi films only. His music for ‘Chambe Di Kali’ also became a hit. Inderjit Hassanpuri, a friend of S Mohinder, made a Punjabi film ‘Daaj’ for which S Mohinder composed very emotional tunes. Later on during the late seventies S Mohinder composed music for some non-film Punjabi albums too and the singers included the best in the Punjabi music business, Surinder Kaur and Asa Singh Mastana. These private albums were also instant hits.

In 1960, S Mohinder composed music for the film ‘Mehlon Ke Khwaab’ produced by Madhubala. The film did quite well at the box office and its music became a hit. The untimely death of Madhubala in 1969, during the prime of her youth deeply saddened S Mohinder. He came to the conclusion that the field of composing music for Hindi films was getting a lot of new players and the melody was slowly yielding place to noisy heavy metal music. So he decided to go back to his roots and switch to composing music for Punjabi movies.

Ram Maheshwari and Panna Lal Maheshwari, originally from Amritsar, decided to make a movie in Punjabi based on Sikh religious sentiments. The film was titled ‘Nanak Naam Jahaaz Hai’. S Mohinder got the contract to compose the music. The story of the film required some scenes to be picturized in the Golden Temple. S Mohinder thought that the music for those scenes was a very sensitive subject and must be performed by the finest exponent of Sikh Religious classical music. So he requested Bhai Samund Singh to sing the Shabads. Bhai Samund Singh was also the mentor of S Mohinder during his early training in classical music. Initially Bhai Samund Singh hesitated, but eventually he agreed to sing for the movie. S Mohinder believes that what Bade Ghulam Ali Khan’s singing was to the great movie ‘Mughal e Azam’, the shabads sung by Bhai Samund Singh are to Punjabi film ‘Nanak Naam Jahaaz Hai’. As we all know film ‘Nanak Naam Jahaaz Hai’ has been an all time hit Punjabi movie. Its music was also as big a success.

The runaway success of ‘Nanak Naam Jahaaz Hai’ ushered in an era of for making well meaning movies based on Sikh religious stories. S Mohinder composed the music for most of these Sikh religious movies.’Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam’ (1974) featuring Shaminder Singh as the hero was the next film, it was also quite successful. Then came two more namely ‘Man Jeete Jag Jeet’ (1973) and ‘Paapi Tare Anek’ (1976). Both were successful at the box office. All these movies were made during the decade of seventies. S Mohinder also composed some of his most memorable music for these movies.

During the decade of nineteen seventies, S Mohinder composed music for some private albums also including some featuring Sikh devotional music and some featuring the folk music of Punjab. Legendry Punjabi singer Surinder Kaur was prominently featured on some of these albums. He gave music to 36 Hindi films, composing 243 songs. He also sang 3 songs in 3 films.

S Mohinder left India for the USA in October 1982, when he was at the peak of his career as a music composer. The last film featuring his music was named ‘Maula Jatt’, with Dara Singh in the male lead role. Even in US, he did lot of work in Music – like recording songs, running a music school etc. (Adapted, with thanks, from an article in apnaorg.com)

Today’s song is written by Tanvir Naqvi. Tanvir Naqvi (real name – Syed Khursheed Ali) was born on 16th February 1919, at Lahore. His father was a jaagirdar and elder brother was ADC to a nawab. Tanvir went to Persia, along with father, where he was educated in Urdu and Persian. From the age of 14 years, he started writing poetry and participated in various mushairas. He published a book of poetry, titled ‘Suhaane Sapne. By chance, AR Kardar read it and called Tanvir to Bombay to write for his film ‘Swami’ (1941), made by CIRCO Productions.

In his next film, ‘Nai Duniya’ (1942), Suraiya sang his song as her first song. His films ‘Anmol Ghadi’ (1946) and ‘Jugnu’ (1947) became hits and all his songs were appreciated much. He had earned a good name. However, after film ‘Parda’ (1949), he migrated to Pakistan. In 1954, K Asif invited him to India to write songs for his film ‘Mughal e Azam’, but by that time, Naushad had built his own team and he declined to take Tanvir Naqvi. From 1954 to 1959, Tanvir did many films. He also joined S Mohinder and wrote songs for his 7 films.

In 1959, Tanvir Naqvi shifted again to Pakistan, but this time for good. There also he wrote for many films, like ‘Koel’, ‘Jhoomar’, ‘Salma’, ‘Gulfam’, ‘Elaan’etc. He wrote also for Punjabi films. He had married Idaan – elder sister of actress singer Nurjehan. However, since he had no children from her, so he married again and had 2 children.  He died in Lahore on 1-11-1972. In India, he wrote 224 songs for 48 films. Some of his songs are popular even today.

The cast of the film consisted of Shakila, Mahipal, Heeralal, Gope, Yashodhara Katju, Randhir, Satish, Sheila Vaz, Helen, Cuckoo and others. All the usual actors for a C grade costume drama. I find that most main actors are the subject matters of many articles, but actors like Heeralal are left out. I reproduce below a brief biosketch of Heeralal that I have earlier posted for the song “Main Hoon Bhaiya Dim Timkar“.

Heeralal is a familiar face to every fan of vintage Bollywood as he played countless character parts, often as the villain, in literally hundreds of films both big and small. He was born Heeralal Thakur, on March 14, 1912 in Lahore (now part of Pakistan) and began his career in silent films with AR Kardar’s ‘Safdar Jung’ which was released in 1930. Incidentally, his second film, ‘Daughters of Today’, actually made it to movie theaters first, in 1929. He was under contract to United Players Corporation and made several silent pictures for them before making the transition to talkies and moving on to other studios for films like ‘Pavitra Ganga’ (1932), ‘Seeta’ (1934), and ‘Blood Feud’ (1935).

Some of his notable fantasy, sci-fi and horror films include ‘Khooni Jaadugar’ (1939), ‘Arabian Nights’ (1946), ‘Mehbooba’ (1954), ‘Hatimtai Ki Beti’ (1955), ‘Roop Basant’ (1955), ‘Sakhi Hatim’ (1955), ‘Shah Behram’ (1955), ‘Indra Sabha’ (1956), ‘Shaan e Hatim’ (1958), ‘Dr. Z’  (1959), ‘Dr. Shaitan’ (1960),  ‘Jadoo Mahal’ (1962), ‘Flying Man’ (1965), ‘Gumnaam’ (1965), ‘Sindbad, Alibaba and Alladin’ (1965), ‘Love And Murder’ (1966), ‘Sheba And Hercules’ (1967), and ‘Alibaba’ (1976). Hiralal worked continuously until his death on June 27, 1982.

He had worked in 203 films. His first film was ‘Pavitra Ganga’ (1932) and last film was ‘Kaalia’ (1981).

Today’s song is actually a very sweet song and had been a popular song in its time. This is a duet of Lata and GM Durrani. The mukhda says – “Ae Saarbaan, Saarbaan. . .”. The word saarbaan means actually ‘camel handler’, but in Persian language it also means the caravaan leader. I liked this song very much. In fact, many of the songs composed by S Mohinder are very good, but somehow he never became an A grade composer.

 

Song – Ae Saarbaan Saarbaan, Kis Raah Ka Raahi Hai Tu (Kaarwaan) (1956) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, GM Durrani, Lyrics – Tanveer Naqvi, MD – S Mohinder

Lyrics

ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan

kis raah ka raahi hai tu
hai tujhko kiski justju
hogi teri manzil kahaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan

teri meri manzil nahin
manzil hai manzil ka nishaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan

mujhko ko bhi apne saath le. . .
de haath mera haath le
de haath mera haath le
mushkil bahut hain raaste
aasaan hain mere waste
aasaan hain mere waste
raste ki sab dushwaariaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan

gar tujhko khud pe hai yakeen. . .
mushkil koi mushkil nahin
mushkil koi mushkil nahin
ghat’ta rahega har khatar
kat’ta rahega ye safar
kat’ta rahega ye safar
badhta rahega kaarwaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan

badh kar na thehren phir kadam. . .
ye shauk ka dastoor hai
ye shauk ka dastoor hai
teri mohabbat ke liye
sab kuchh mujhe manzoor hai
sab kuchh mujhe manzoor hai
le chal mujhe chaahe jahaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan
ae jaan e jaan jaan e jaan

ae saarbaan saarbaan
ae saarbaan saarbaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ

किस राह का राही है तू
है तुझको किसकी जुस्तजू
होगी तेरी मंज़िल कहाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ

तेरी मेरी मंज़िल नहीं
मंज़िल है मंज़िल का निशां
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान

मुझको भी अपने साथ ले॰ ॰ ॰
दे हाथ मेरा हाथ ले
दे हाथ मेरा हाथ ले
मुश्किल बहुत हैं रास्ते
आसाँ है मेरे वास्ते
आसाँ है मेरे वास्ते
रस्ते की सब दुश्वारीयाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान

गर तुझको खुद पे है यकीं॰ ॰ ॰
मुश्किल कोई मुश्किल नहीं
मुश्किल कोई मुश्किल नहीं
घटता रहेगा हर ख़तर
कटता रहेगा हर सफर
कटता रहेगा हर सफर
बढ़ता रहेगा कारवां
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान

बढ़ कर ना ठहरें फिर कदम॰ ॰ ॰
ये शौक का दस्तूर है
ये शौक का दस्तूर है
तेरी मोहब्बत के लिए
सब कुछ मुझे मंजूर है
सब कुछ मुझे मंजूर है
ले चल मुझे चाहे जहां
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान
ए जान ए जान जान ए जान

ए सारबाँ सारबाँ
ए सारबाँ सारबाँ

 


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Blog Day : 3983 Post No. : 15071

“Chaand Mere Aaja”(1960) was produced and directed by Ram Daryani for Murli Movietone, Bombay. This social movie had Bharat Bhushan, Nanda, Lalita Pawar, Nalini Chonkar, Veena, Sapru, Rammurty, Amar, O P Devaskar, Anjali devi, Ishu Jageerdaar, Madhav Kale, Jeewan, Maruti etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past. The last time that a song from this movie was covered in the blog was in 2011. India was cricket word cup champion those days. I was based at Nagpur those days. That is how far back it was . 🙂

Here is the fifth song from “Chaand Mere Aaja”(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

The song is picturised as a teasing song on Maruti and Nanda.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Video

Song-Haaye re zara dekho o gori mudke (Chaand Mere Aaja)(1960) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke
hum bhi toh khade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke
hum bhi toh khade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke hey ae

thhodaa saa hi paas hamko bulaao na
karo toh khayaal
aisey thukraao naa aa
thodaa saa hi paas hamko bulaao na
karo toh khayaal
aisey thukraao na
nazron ke maarey hain
hum toh bechaare hain
kab se padey hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke
hum bhi toh khade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke ae

kitne hain naaz
kitni adaayen hain
dil toh hai ek
laakhon hi balaayen hain aen
kitne hain naaz
kitni adaayen hain
dil toh hai ek
laakhon hi balaayen hain
maaraa phiroon tab se
tere sang jab se
nainaa ladey hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke
hum bhi toh khade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke hey ae hey

tere liye laakh gaaliyaan bhi khaayee hain
sar pe hazaar aafatein uthaayeein hain aen
tere liye laakh gaaliyaan bhi khaayeen hain
sar pe hazaar aafatein uthaayeein hain
sab ne sataayaa hai
toone bhi rulaayaa hain
phir bhi ade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke
hum bhi toh khade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke
hum bhi toh khade hain raste mein
haaye rey zara dekho
o gori mudke


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Blog Day : 3983 Post No. : 15070

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My Railway related reminiscences- 2
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Couple of days back, I discussed a song of 1991, with my reminiscences of Hyderabad/ Secunderabad, where I was based at that time. Those were the early days of my career and that was my first posting.

That post gave me an idea that I should discuss my experiences of my stays in various places of India during my career. When I began to think about my experiences of those days, many interesting memories came to the fore. So I thought that I should discuss those memories (alongwith movies that I saw at those places) in a series form. I decided to name this series “my reminisces in Railways”. The article accompanyng the 1991 song thus began the fist part of the series.

Secunderabad was my fist posting, but that was preceded by period of probation which was during late 1980s and early 1990s. Those were the days when we would visit various places in Indian Railways located all around the country and undergo “training”. I describe it as “training” and not training because very few people actually trained at these places. It was more like site seeing and getting a first hand experience of how to manage to travel in trains, often without confirmed reservations and often without any confirmed accomodations at the places of our “training.” Those experiences were the real learning experiences for us.

People would form small groups of a few probationers and would travel and “train” together. My group used to be the smallest possible, viz two of us. 🙂

Most of these trainings were of one or two weeks. At the end of the “training”, we would be interviewed by the head of that organisation and then we would get a certificate that we had successfully completed the training. We used to dread the interview and would hope that the head would spare us and give us the certificate without actually interviwing others.

One of these training programmes took us to New Katni junction. We were supposed to undergo training in Diesel shed there. After the end of two weeks, the most dreaded occasion, viz interview with the head of the diesel shed, arrived. The head, one Mr Marcus, a very strict disciplinarian, started to grill the two of us on what we had learnt about diesel locomotives. Both of us were largely clueless on the subject and so I hoped that interviewer would vent his frustration equally on the two of us. My groupmate, Suresh had managed to memorise a few buzz words of Diesel locomotives and I was not familiar with even those words. So, I was singled out by Mr Marcus and he gave me a mouthfull. Learn from Mr Suresh, he at least knows a few terms about Diesel locomotives, I was told.

Suitably chastened, I came out and resolved that I would actually take the training seriously in future. But it was a resolution that I could never keep. 🙂

But that experience gave me an important life and management lesson. When a tiger appears before a herd of deer, the deers need not outrun the tiger. They only need to ensure that they outrun the slowest deer among them. 🙂 The tiger would catch the slowest of the deers and the other deers would escape.

While most trainings were for small durations and they were for probationers in small groups, there were some centralised trainings in large groups and of longer durations in designated locations.

For example, all probationers of all services had to mandatorily undergo two trainings. The first was called “Foundation”” course and it was followed by “Induction” course. These courses would be of one month duration and they would take place at Railway Staff College, Vadodara.

The need for centralised training of Railway officers was first felt in 1920s in pre independence era and a “Railway Staff College” was established in Dehradun in 1930. Within two years, some senior Railway Man decided that training of Railway Officers was a luxury that Railways could ill afford and so that “Railway Staff College” at Dehradun was closed down. Its premises were sold to Army. The present day Indian Military Academy at Dehradun is located where the original “Railway Staff College” stood from 1930 to 1932.

Two decades later, it was once again realised that training of Railway officers was not a luxury but a necessity so Railway Staff College was again established. This time it was set up at Vadodara. Railways took Pratap Vilas Palace of Vadodara on lease in 1949. Subsequently Railways bought this premise outright in 1964.

The magnificent Pratap Villa Palace was designed by Charles Frederick Stevens in 1914. Readers may recall that Bombay VT was built by Frederick Williams Stevens in 1887, who was the father of Charles Frederick Stevens. I find it interesting that Charles Frederick Stevens, though an Englishman was named in Marathi-Gujrati manner, viz. Name of the person, followed by father name, followed by Surname. 🙂

The first principal of Railway Staff College, Vadodara was Mr P C Bahl, from 1952 to 1956. His son Lt Commander Rajnish Bahl of Indian navy married film actress Nutan.

It was in this Railway Staff College that I underwent my Foundation Course. There were around 40 probationers in the batch. They were accomodated in hostel rooms, two probationers in each room.

I had decided that I would take Foundation course seriously, and as a part of my seriousness, I chose a room partner who himself was a serious student. No, not the abovementioned Suresh, but another person named Rahul.

Vadodara was (it still is) a nice place. Classes were held in day time for five days a week. Saturday and Sunday were free.

We would typically go out to watch night show of movies in Vadodara after dinner time. It was on one such night that Rahul suggested that we should go watch a new movie called “Dil”(1990). This movie had two newcomers in lead roles. The hero was one Aamir Khan, who had made a successful debut with “Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak” (1988). The leading lady was Madhuri Dixit, who had become an all India rage after the song “ek do teen” in “Tezaab” (1988).

We went for the night show of “Dil”(1990). We left our hostel at 9 PM and we were worried that we would be late for the show. But when we arrived there, we found that we were well in time. The previous show was still playing. We kept waiting and waiting. The earlier show ended after 10 PM. Our night show began at 10-30 PM, which is too late for a night show to start.

It was well past 1 AM when the show finally ended. In my younger days, I would remain wide awake and aware and would not miss any moment of the movie, not even newsreels and ads. But those days were in the past. I was feeling sleepy throughout the movie. So I missed much of the story and so I was not aware what was going on in the movie.

This movie “Dil” (1990) is not yet covered in the blog. Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Udit Narayan and Anuradha Paudwal. Sameer is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anand Milind.

The song is picturised on the lead pair of Aamir Khan and Madhuri Dixit, both looking so young and fresh faced vis a vis today. But then this movie had come three decades ago !

The song from the movie under discussion is titled “mujhe neend na aaye” , but it was a case of “mujhe neend hi neend aaye” for me in the movie hall in that show. 🙂


Song-Mujhe neend na aaye (Dil)(1990) Singers-Udit Narayan, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics-Sameer, Anand Milind
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

mujhe neend na aaye
neend na aaye
neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
chain na aaye
chain na aaye

mujhe neend na aaye
ho
mujhe neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
koi jaaye jara dhundh ke laaye
najane kaha dil kho gaya aa
na jane kaha dil kho gaya
najane kaha dil kho gaya aa
na jane kaha dil kho gaya
mujhe neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
koi jaaye zara dhoondh ke laaye
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya aa
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya

aa aa aa aa aa aa

haalat kya hai
kaise tujhe bataaun main
karvat badal badal ke raat bitaaun main
haalat kya hai kaise tujhe bataaun main
karvat badal badal ke raat bitaaun main

poochho zara poochho kya haal hai
haal mera behaal hai
poochho zara poochho kya haal hai
haal mera behaal hai
koi samajh na paaye kya rog sataaye
koi jaaye zara dhoondh ke laaye
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

jaan se bhi pyaara mujh ko mera dil hai
uske bina ik pal bhi jeena mushqil hai
jaan se bhi pyaara mujhko mera dil hai
uske bina ik pal bhi jeena mushqil hai
tauba meri tauba kya dard hai
dard bada bedard hai
tauba meri tauba kya dard hai
dard bada bedard hai
kabhi mujhko hansaaye
kabhi mujhko rulaaye
koi jaaye zara dhoondh ke laaye
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya

mujhe neend na aaye
neend na aaye
neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
chain na aaye
chain na aaye

aa aa aa aa aa aa

mujhe neend na aaye
mujhe chain na aaye
koi jaaye zara dhoondh ke laye
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya
na jaane kahaan dil kho gaya


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

Blog Day : 3982 Post No. : 15069

In some cases, it is the voice – some people will impress you, attract you with their voice. Girish Karnad’s voice has one of the most relaxing sound quality that I have heard. And his presence, his demeanor, his being in a scene, on screen or on stage, always had the same expression of comfort and relaxation as his voice. Seeing him, listening to him, one could never imagine if this person could be moved to a hasty or an impatient action.

He passed away, the day before. The news said that he was 82. I was surprised, it couldn’t be. Over the years since I had first seen him live in a drama in Delhi – almost a millennium ago, and then through films and media images, he always seemed to be the same, never changing, nor ageing. Be it the memories and images from the 60s, 70s, or even recent. He always appeared to be the same.

So when I read this one line in a media news item, I was very taken aback. Sure, I had not seen him active for the past few years, but the thought process probably had never projected far enough to make believe that he was past his 80th. In fact, as I reviewed his filmography in preparation for this article, I find that 5 of his upcoming films are slated for released through the rest of 2019.

Mid 1960s to 70s was an era for the theatre in India. One sees an upsurge in the quality of drama, the subject matter handling by the playwrights and the abilities of the dramatists. If it was Badal Sircar in Bangla (east), it was Vijay Tendulkar in Matathi (west); if it was Mohan Rakesh in Hindi (north), it was Girish Karnad in Kannada (south). These playwrights brought in some very incisive, some very timeless creations, that brought a completely fresh air, breaking new grounds in understanding the human psyche – how the humans interact, with each other and within themselves, how the social influences mould the individual behaviors, and in reverse, how the human expressions manipulate the social conduct. And together, how they shape the movement of history.

Girish K broke out a very crisp and a surprisingly innovative line of enquiry, with his very first play – ‘Yayati’. Most of the readers will be familiar with this episode from the epic, Mahabharat. Yayati is a king in the lineage of the Chandravansh, the lineage of Chandra, the Moon God. He is portrayed as an irresponsible king, consumed by his obsession with young age and the pleasures to be derived from it. He is afraid of getting old. His wife is Devyani, daughter of Rishi Shukracharya. Sharmishtha is the name of one of the ladies in waiting of Devyani. Actually a princess herself from another kingdom, Sharmishtha becomes a bounden server to Devyani due to certain events. As the events unfold furhter, Yayati has an extra marital affair with Sharmishtha, who bears three sons for him. Devyani too has three children, one daughter and two sons. Devyani complains to her father, who is the purohit (high priest) of the demon clan. Incensed by the behavior of his son-in-law, he curses him to a premature and a prolonged old age.

Yayati is shattered. He goes to Shukracharya, begs for forgiveness and removal of the curse. Shukracharaya tells him that his curse cannot be reversed, but it can be transferred to a person willing to take on such a curse. Yayati is overjoyed, but the joy is short-lived as he finds out that no one is ready to accept his curse. Finally, one of his sons, Puru, agrees to take on the curse of his father, wanting to bring peace to his father. Yayati enjoys another one thousand years of youth, donated by his son Puru.

This is a well known tale, and it has its own share of interpretations, analysis and philosophical discourse in literary critique over the ages. Girish K stepped in and asked a question that was never asked for many a millennia. What about Chitralekha?

It is not clear whether this character by this name exists in the annals of Mahabharat. Girish K is alluding to, and enquiring about Puru’s wife. A man goes ahead and takes on the curse of old age for a thousand years. There is name and fame, for this sacrifice. But no one ever asked, what about his wife? What happened to her life and her time, and whether and how did she endure this abnormally changed circumstance foisted upon her. With certain modifications to the original plot, Girish K is the first scholar to ask this question.

This play came about during Girish K’s journey to England by ship in 1960. The version of Mahabharat by C Rajagopalachari was published in 1951. This version of the epic influenced Girish K, and he went on to create two great plays based on themes from this epic. By his own account, ‘Yayati’ came so naturally to him, almost as if someone was dictating and he was just transcribing. The writing of this play was completed on this sea voyage of three weeks. He was traveling to London, having been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship at the Oxford University. During his stay and studies, he completed a triple MA, simultaneously in philosophy, politics and economics. The second play, that was born out of the influence of Mahabharat, sat in his mind for almost three decades, and then was born as ‘Fire and Rain’, which was staged first time in 1995.

His other most celebrated theatrical creation is another view into the history of India. Titled ‘Tuglaq’, this play took the theatre world, the audiences and the socio-political commentators by storm when it was first staged in 1966. In 1972, this play was enacted by the National School of Drama, directed by Ebrahim Elkazi, and presented on the ramparts of the Old Fort (Purana Qila) in Delhi. Using the ruins of the Old Fort as the backdrop, the play was enacted, to a very critical acclaim. Personally, that was my first introduction to Girish K. Quite enchanted by the theatre scene in Delhi, I have seen this enactment of the play while I still was in school.

The play covers the last 5 years of the reign of Mohammed Bin Tuglaq. The protagonist, is portrayed as having great ideas and a grand vision, but his reign was an abject failure. He started his rule with great ideals of a unified India, but his kingdom degenerated into anarchy. His proclamation to move his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad, resulted in a massive exodus that brought misery and sorrow to a huge population. This was seen by the commentators as an allegory to the Partition of the country in 1947, and mass movement of people from both sides of the border.

In his later discussions, Girish K has revealed that the play was not originally written with an intent to comment on the then current political scenario in the country. Writing about the commentary on his play, Girish K has stated – “I did not consciously write about the Nehru era, I am always flattered when people tell me that it was about the Nehru era and equally applies to development of politics since then. But, I think, that is a compliment that any playwright would be thrilled to get, but it was not intended to be a contemporary play about a contemporary situation.”

Girish K started his theatre career in Madras, with a drama group called the Madras Players. Starting with ‘Yayati’ we see the development of a multi-faceted career that has lasted for almost six decades – author, teacher, playwright, director, stage actor, film actor, director of FTII Pune, chairman of the Sangeet Natak Academy – there is so much in his career to write and tell about.

His association with the cinema begins with ‘Samskaara’ (1970) and ‘Vamsh Vriksh’ (1972), both in Kannada, and both well recognized and well awarded films. Girish K was also the co-director of ‘Vamsh Vriksh’. The storylines for both films are a very strong statement on the evolving nature of human relationships, as each individual passes through his or her own pleasures, travails, dreams and anguish. The stories tell of compelling human emotions that drive human beings, to behave in manners that are quite out of the ordinary expectations. In ‘Samskaara’, Praneshcharaya (role played by Girish K), a devout Brahmin, is so convinced of moksha being the ultimate goal of life, and being so focused to achieve it, marries an invalid, so he can remain a celibate all his life. His antithesis is life is Narayanappa, a Brahmin who has given up the traditions – he eats meat and lives with Chandri, a lady of lower standing in the society. As the events unfold, Narayanappa passes away. His final rites become a controversy – a non-Brahmin cannot perform his rites, and no Brahmin in the village is ready to perform the rites for one who has fallen from the tradition. In the midst of all this, Praneshcharya one night wakes up in the lap of Chandri. Unable to reconcile with his own actions, he leaves the village in despair. Chandri secretly performs the last rites of Narayanappa and leaves the village too. In the last scene, Praneshcharya is seen returning to the village. Did he confess and atone for his actions? – the question remains unanswered.

‘Vamsh Vriskh’ is a complex narrative of the progression in a family, the interrelationships, the hidden connects and the invisible knowns. The protagonist, Srinivasa Shrotri, goes through many a tribulation in life, and tries to keep his mental peace intact. Having lost or settled all his affairs, he finally renounces householder’s life to become a sanyaasi.

In 1974, Girish K appeared in a children’s film ‘Jaadu Ka Shankh’. Not much more information about this film is locatable.

In the next three years, we see Girish K in three films that are outstanding statements of the new-wave cinema. In 1975, we see him in ‘Nishaant’ as the timid but principled schoolmaster, whose wife is abducted by the brothers of the landlord. The film has a kind of idealist ending, with the schoolmaster fatally attacking the landlord during a religious celebration and the entire village rising up against the landlord and lynching him and his entire family. In 1976 came ‘Manthan’ – the story of the white revolution in India. Girish K has played the role of Dr Rao, a chemist assigned in the rural areas, to help villagers determine the quality of their milk and to help free them from the clutches of the milk contractors by establishing co-operative societies. In 1977, we see Girish K in ‘Swami’, assaying the role of Ghamshyam, an upright and principled eldest son in the family, after passing away of his father, handling the family matters and his own personal life very maturely and with wisdom, in the presence of a hostile step mother.

In the next four decades , Girish K has appeared in almost 100 films, in Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malyalam and Assamese. I remember seeing him in ‘Man Pasand’ (1980), playing the role of Kashinath, a close friend of Pratap, the protagonist (role played by Dev Anand). Later, I have seen him in ‘Aasha’ (1980), ‘Ek Baar Chale Aao’ (1983), ‘Tarang’ (1984), till the waning interest in newer films kept me away. Ah yes, he was part of the dear ‘Malgudi Days’ series on the television, playing the role of Swami’s father. In his other directorial outings, he has directed ‘Godhuli’ (1977) and ‘Utsav’ (1984), films that have earned a lot of critical acclaim. He has also made a number of documentaries, like one on the Kannada poet DR Bendre (1972), ‘Kanaka-Purandara’ (English, 1988) on two medieval Bhakti poets of Karnataka, Kanaka Das and Purandara Das, and ‘The Lamp in the Niche’ (English, 1989) on Sufism and the Bhakti movement in India. Many of his films and documentaries have won several national and international awards.

Girish K’s accomplishment as an actor is simply his complete comfort with being the character he is playing. Watching him on the screen, one has this confidence that he knows all the ins and outs of the character he plays, and that in some incarnation he has lived that role himself. The authenticity of portrayal is simply magnificent.

In 1985, he appeared in the role of Pandit Shiv Shankar Shastri in the film ‘Sur Sangam’. The film, and his portrayal of the senior patriarchic exponent of classical music, are my all time favorite. I have written about this film in an earlier article with the song “Aaye Sur Ke Panchhi Aaye”. The film revolves around classical music and the story of Pt Shiv Shankar Shastri, one of the greatest living exponents of this art form. The story line brings in Tulsi (role played by Jayaprada), who is musically inclined and who reveres Shastri ji. The turn of events brings a certain unexplainable element – Tulsi is sexually assaulted, and the man responsible also throws down the portrait of Shastri ji. In a fit of violent anger, Tulsi slays the man with a shard of glass from broken portrait, runs off into the night, and boards a train departing from the local station. As destiny would have it, she barges into a first class coupe whose sole occupant is Shastri ji, who is traveling for participating in an out of town program. The two travel together, and return. Tulsi starts living in the same house as Shastri ji. He is a widower and has a girl child. Slowly, Tulsi becomes a part of the household. Being inclined for classical music, she also starts to practice while staying at Shastri ji’s home. One night, there is a special celebration at the temple of Lord Shiv. Shastri ji is to perform. Tulsi accompanies him, as usual. With the performance about to begin, Shastri ji motions Tulsi to pick up and play the taanpura in accompaniment. At this, all his participating disciples become incensed and leave the stage one by one. Tulsi rushes back home (and then leaves the household for good), the audience leaves and Shastri ji is the sole person left in the temple. In the absence of any accompaniment and musical support, he resolves to make his musical presentation regardless, to the Lord. And he presents this song, alone in a deserted temple, to Lord Shiv.

I picked this song specially, to highlight one aspect of Girish K’s artistic expressions, which was probably hidden until then. An accomplished performer, he has performed the dance steps as part of this song. Every review of the film at that time, commented on the dancer in Girish K. He revealed in an interview that he had taken on special dance training to prepare for this song. You can see the performance for yourself. It is no less than an accomplished and well trained dancer, presenting these steps in unison with the music.

This one song, in my humble opinion, is the best artistic performance that I have seen from Girish K. See the manner in which he starts his dialogue with the Lord. His singing, his facial expressions, his gestures and movements, all coalesce into a fluid expression of a conversation with Lord Shiv. No one else is present so this is a very private conversation, in which Shastri ji is telling the Lord to listen to His own sound coming from inside him. This entire clip is a one wonderful performance by Girish K that probably has not been surpassed.

It is a sad goodbye that we bid today. The person, the artist, and a scholar – it is truly a great loss to the cultural landscape of this sub continent that may never be made up.

One commentator has written about Girish K’s creations, that “. . . Girish Karnad allowed his characters to ask the questions, to struggle with the inconclusive, and hence his stories truly never ended.” Yes, that is the legacy of this multi-faceted artist – his creations, his stories, his characters – all still have a lot be explored for. That “struggle with the inconclusive” is so appropriate a passage dealing with the complex realities and relationships in the course of a human life. His stories have not really ended. And neither has his legacy.

Girish K – Rest in Peace. . . Enduring Peace

 

Song – Hey Shiv Shankar, Hey Karunakar  (Sur Sangam) (1985) Singer – Rajan-Sajan Misra, Lyrics – Vasant Dev, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

hey..ey..ey shiv shankar
hey..ey..ey karunakar
parmanand maheshwar

hey shiv shankar
hey karunakar
hey shiv shankar
hey karunakar
parmanand maheshwar
mere bheetar tum gaate ho
mere bheetar tum gaate ho
sun lo tum apna ye swar
hey shiv shankar
hey karunakar
parmanand maheshwar

maun gaan ka dhyaan jamaaya
maun gaan ka dhyaan jamaaya
yog raag ko hi maana
tum hi baney ho taan praan ki
tum hi baney ho taan praan ki
mere tan mann ko paawan kar
hey shiv shankar
hey karunakar
parmanand maheshwar

rudra been jhankar tumhaari
rudra been jhankar tumhaari
shudra janon se rahi ansuni
dhanya tumhi ho jaavo sureshwar
dhanya tumhi ho jaavo sureshwar
apne mukh se sun apna swar
hey shiv shankar
hey karunakar
parmanand maheshwar [

nabh chaaya ghan ghor bijuriya damke jhamke
adharon ki muskaan tumhaari cham cham chamke
aaaa aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaa aaaaaa
ghir ghir aaye megh bhayankar garaj garajte
goonja nupur naad tumhaara thirak thirkate
jhuk gaya matha ki tum ne haan kaha jis pal umapati
sheesh ki ganga dharaa par utar aayi chhal-chhalaati
ga ga re ni re ga ma
dha ni re ga re sa
geet ki har lehar par tum jhoom kar naacho nateshwar
aaj is anand varsha mein nahaao tum maheshwar
aaa aaaaaa aaaaaaj is anand varsha mein
nahaa..aavoo tum maheshwar
shiv shankar
maheshwar
shiv shankar
aaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हे॰॰ए॰॰ए शिव शंकर
हे॰॰ए॰॰ए करुणाकर
परमानन्द महेश्वर

हे शिव शंकर
हे करुणाकर
हे शिव शंकर
हे करुणाकर
परमानन्द महेश्वर
मेरे भीतर तुम गाते हो
मेरे भीतर तुम गाते हो
सुन लो तुम अपना ये स्वर
हे शिव शंकर
हे करुणाकर
परमानन्द महेश्वर

मौन गान का ध्यान जमाया
मौन गान का ध्यान जमाया
योग राग को ही माना
तुम ही बने हो तान प्राण की
तुम ही बने हो तान प्राण की
मेरे तन मन को पावन कर
हे शिव शंकर
हे करुणाकर
परमानन्द महेश्वर

रुद्र बीन झंकार तुम्हारी
रुद्र बीन झंकार तुम्हारी
शूद्र जनों से रही अनसुनी
धन्य तुम्हीं हो जावो सुरेश्वर
धन्य तुम्हीं हो जावो सुरेश्वर
अपने मुख से सुन अपना स्वर
हे शिव शंकर
हे करुणाकर
परमानन्द महेश्वर

घन छाया घनघोर बिजुरिया दमके झमके
अधरों की मुस्कान तुम्हारी चम चम चमके
आsss आssss आssss आsssss आsssss
घिर घिर आए मेघ भयंकर गरज गरजते
गूँजा नूपुर नाद तुम्हारा थिरक थिरकते
झुक गया माथा कि तुमने हाँ कहा जिस पल उमापति
शीश कि गंगा धरा पर उतार आई छल-छलाती
ग ग रे नि रे ग म
ध नि रे ग रे स
गीत की हर लहर पर तुम झूम कर नाचो नटेश्वर
आज इस आनंद वर्षा में नहाओ तुम महेश्वर
आ आ आ॰॰आज इस आनंद वर्षा में
नहा॰॰आवो तुम महेश्वर
शिव शंकर
महेश्वर
शिव शंकर
आsss आssss आssssss


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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 34
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My Railway related reminiscences- 1
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When I look back into days gone by, I find that my recollections of the past can be divided neatly into decades. I have vague recollections of 1960s as I was quite young in that decade. 1970s is the decade that I recall most vividly as well as most fondly as I was as my precocious best in this decade, being in my teens in this decade.

I find that my recollections of subsequent decades are rather more vague. I can tell you what I was doing in 1975, but I do not have similar vivid recollections of 1985, 1995 or even 2005 !

The above applies to my recollections on Hindi movies and HFM as well. I cannot recall even one Hindi movie song of 2005 or 2015 if my life dwepended on it, but I can readily recollect dozens of songs of 1975.

Since our younger regulars never tire of reminding us that good songs were created in 1990s and later as well, I thought that I should try and discuss some songs from those years even though my recollections of those days are not as vivid as my recollections of 1970s. 🙂

Much of my 1980s was spent in my “higher” education. From 1990s onwards, I found myself posted in various parts of the country.

My initial postings were in South, in what was South Central Railway, with its HQ at Secunderabad. My initial days there were spent in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. My first posting was very much in that place. Later, I was posted at a small place in Marathwada called Purna.

I watched quite a few movies in Hyderabad/ Secunderabad. Those were Hindi movies, Telugu movies as well as English movies.

I was a firm believer that one should walk on foot in any new place wherever you wanted to go. That helped you familiarise yourself with various landmarks of the place. I applied my theory rigidly. I would walk six km daily from my residence to my workplace in the morning and then come back by walk in the evening. So I used to walk 12 km daily. 🙂

On weekends, I would plan to watch movies. I used to buy all the three English daily newspapers published in the city, namely Deccan Chronicle, Hindu and Indian Express. The three newspapers together form such a bulk that sometimes people would mistake me for a newspaper vendor. 🙂

I would look at the cinema hall ads to find which movies were playing in which movie halls. After identifying which movie to watch and where to watch, I would decide how to reach there.

It was sometime in 1991 or may be 1992 that I decided to go and watch “Phool Aur Kaante”(1991).

THe movie was playing in a movie hall in old city of Hyderabad. I stayed in Secunderabad near the Secunderabad Railway Stations at a distance of 15 km. How to reach there.

I boarded a local train from Secuderabad and reached Kacheguda Railway station. From there I walked towards old city, in the general direction of Hyderabad(aka Nampally) Railway station. I had a map of the twin city and I would consult it often to find locations of interest to me.

I kept walking on and on and came across old city, full of densely populated areas. I did not have to go Huderabad Railway station. The movie hall was somewhere in between Kacheguda and Hyderabad Railway stations.

I arrived the hall well in time so I had little difficulty buying a ticket for for matinee show. Now, show beginning at 3 PM is matinee show for me, as I was born and brought up in North India, but in Hyderabad, it was called first show there. I think it is still called first show in those parts.

That was not the only difference. What I knew as “cold” drink in north was called “cool” drink there. 🙂

I soon found lots of movie watchers arriving at the movie hall. Now, more than two decades later, I have read about the movie going audience of Hyderabad from our beloved inhouse encylopaedia Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh in many of his articles. Bulk of movie watchers who had gathered belonged to that kind. There were burkha nasheen females accompanied by lots of small kids. It was not as if this movie had a well known hero. This movie had debutants in lead roles. I wondered why all of them had so eagerly gathered to watch the movie where a newcomer was the hero.

The show began after some wait. It goes withot saying that bulk of movie watchers enjoyed the movie thorougly. I would have enjoyed this movie like them if I was two decades younger. But during these two decades, I had learnt thinks like “logical” thinking etc. I was applying logic on the movie and was not able to find much to enjoy. Now, the hero and heroine are college students. But they were hardly seen studying even for one minute. They would be seen singing dancing and romancing for the entire duration of the movie. Come on, how can one even get admitted to a decent college if all one does is teasing the female students and making passes on them. And in which college one finds females falling in love with the eve teaser. In real life India, such male students would get expelled from the college, and here in the movie he is being glorified. Moreover, how can such students even survive the academic rigours of college life ?

Moreover, I believe that one goes to college to study and not to romance. There is plenty of time and opportunity left in life in future for such romantic pursuits once you have successfully completed your studies and have become financially independent.

Conscientious movie watchers like me are in minority and no movie makers do any thing to appease movie goers like me. Movie makers merrily go on to make movies like this which are big hits at the box office and which are happily lapped up by simple minded movie goers.

I have covered one song from this movie in the past. That “past” happened to be 11 june 2009, viz exactly ten years ago. So, this movie becomes an ideal case of blog ten year challenge.

So here is the second song from “Phool Aur Kaante” (1991) on this day viz 11 june 2019, exactly ten years after covering the first song of the movie in the blog. This song is sung by Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal. Sameer is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nadeem Shrawan.

This movie was produced by Dinesh Patel and directed by Kuku Kohli. This movie had Ajay Devgun, Madhoo, Amrish Puri, Raza Murad, Raghunath, Jagdeep, Goga Kapoor, Suresh Chatwal, Aruna Irani etc in it. The movie was the launch vehicle of Ajay Devgun. His stunt master father Veeru Devgun was behind the production of this movie.

Watch the picturisation of the song. The song is quite enjoyable to listen to and watch to in you can switch off your conscience and sensibilities. But I have great difficulty doing that.

Nevertheless, here is this song from “Phool Aur Kaante” (1991) which was hugely popular those days and continues to remain so till this day.

Video (one stanza missing)

Audio (Full)

Song-Maine pyaar tumhi se kiya hai (Phool Aur Kaante)(1991) Singers-Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Nadeem Shrawan
Chorus

Lyrics

maine pyaar tumhi se kiya hai
tururururu
maine dil bhi tumhi ko diya hai
tururururu
maine pyaar tumhi se kiya hai
tururururu
maine dil bhi tumhi ko diya hai
tururururu
ab chaahe jo ho jaaye
main duniyaa se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyaar karoon
main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyaar karoon

maine pyaar tumhi se kiya hai
tururururu
maine dil bhi tumhi ko diya hai
tururururu
ab chaahe jo ho jaaye
main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyaar karoon
main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyaar karoon
maine pyaar tumhi se kiya hai
turururu
maine dil bhi tumhi ko diya hai

ailaan yahi
karne aaya
main aaj yahaan
marne aaya
ruswa tujhe main
kar jaaunga
khaa ke zahar ab
mar jaaunga
khaa ke zahar ab mar jaaunga
maine pyaar tumhi se kiya hai
turururu
maine dil bhi tumhi ko diya hai
turururu
ab chaahe jo ho jaaye
main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyaar karoon
main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyaar karoon

maine pyaar tumhi se kiya hai
turururu
maine dil bhi tumhi ko diya hai
aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa

dilwaale agar
mil jaayen yahaan
phir neend kise
phir chain kahaan
ye
tere liye aahen
bharta hai dil
teri aisi baaton se
darta hai dil
teri aisi baaton se darta hai dil

maine pyaar tumhi se kiya hai
turururu
maine dil bhi tumhi ko diya hai
turururu
ab chaahe jo ho jaaye
main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyaar karoon
main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyaar karoon

maine pyaar tumhi se kiya hai
turururu
maine dil bhi tumhi ko diya hai

baahon mein teri
din raat rahoon

jag chhod doon main
o tere saath rahoon
o saanson mein basa loon aaja tujh ko
tere bina jeena nahin mujh ko
tere bina jeena nahni mujh ko
maine pyar tumhi se kiya hai
turururu
maine dil bhi tumhi ko diya hai
tururururu
ab chaahe jo ho jaaye
main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyar karoon
main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyar karoon

maine pyar tumhi se kiya hai
turururu
maine dil bhi tumhi ko diya hai
turururu
ab chaahe jo ho jaaye
main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyaar karoon

main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyaar karoon
main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyaar karoon

main duniya se ab naa daroon
tujhi se main pyaar karoon


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