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Writing on old films, its people and its music is an unusual hobby. Such people are very few and what they write is read by a limited but a large circle. This group of people are exclusive and generally they are not recognised by the society. Funnily, ” writing on old films” is mainly ( and wrongly) equated with old songs only. people are not aware that there is a world beyond old songs and music as far as old films are concerned.

Whenever I tell people that ‘ I write on old films’, their immediate reaction is to start praising old songs which they know. Depending on the age of the person, the period of ‘ old films’ differs. For an young man of, say 20-25 years old films may mean films which came in the 80’s and 90’s. For people of 30-40 years, films of the 6o’s and 70’s are old films. For people of 45-60 years of age, old films are from the 50’s. Only people in the age bracket of 65 to say 80/85, it is films of the 30’s and 40’s which are old films !

Irrespective of the age group and their definition of old films, people unanimously equate films with songs only. That is why I say films have 2 parts…..
1. Poetry – It consists of the songs, the lyricists, the Music Director, the arrangers, instruments used and its players, how songs are presented, who is the singer etc etc.
2. Prose – It consists of information of the producing studios,producers, directors, actors, film stories, locations, cinematography and all those who help make a film-other than songs and music.

Most Social Media sites and groups centre around film music, songs, singers and related topics. I would guess that about 95 % groups and sites belong to this category. However, the remaining 5% groups and sites, Blogs loyally give importance to people connected with film making. They collect and provide information on the old films, production houses, biographies of artistes, producers, directors, cinema stories,filmographies, interviews with people etc etc. These sites and groups are exclusive and known only to people who are interested in this aspect of films, for whatever reasons.

However, I strongly believe that the 2 parts, i.e. Prose and Poetry of films are incomplete without each other. One may specialise in knowledge of one part, but he can not do without having a sufficient knowledge of the other part too. For example, if I specialise in the Prose part of old films, I also have a sufficient knowledge of the Poetry part of the films. Therefore,instead of specialisation, i would call it a Preference of the particular part. I have also noted that most people who write or do any kind of blogging or ‘siting’ of old Hindi films, do this as a Hobby. In a way, it is ” Love’s Labour” for them.

Another point.As is generally believed,all people connected with this hobby are not the ‘Retired ‘ people. There are enthusiastic bloggers in this field, who are professionals having either a job or a business. Some high profile bureaucrats, some doctors, educationists, professors, senior managers in Government or private enterprises or even directors of companies. They are of course in the age group of 45 and above. Not that there are no young people involved in old films. Just take a round of related pages on Fb, you will find quite young people enjoying old songs and also putting their ‘ knowledgeable’ remarks/comments.

I developed this love of old films quite early, in my early or pre teens, perhaps.As the youngest member of a big joint family, I was assigned the duty of accompanying the elders, whenever they went to see a film – which was quite often. I started liking films (mostly mythological or social films) and their songs. I branched off into seeing action and stunt films with my friends. Language was not a bar. Hyderabad being a multilingual state, I used to see films in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, English (especially Republic Serials like Captain Marvel etc.)

I developed a habit of jotting down the details of the film seen, in a notebook. This habit lasted with me till about a few years till I reached my final college year in the late 50’s. Once I joined my job and then got married, my notebook writing stopped. I had carefully preserved these notebooks till I started writing articles. But by that time many notebooks had faded, some were torn, some had white ants. I salvaged many and transcribed from the spoiled ones, but some information was lost forever. Still, what remained was enough for me to write hundreds of posts and film synopsis. Good habits always help !

Believing in discipline and organised work, all my more than 1000 articles are neatly stacked in 45 Long books. More than 1100 Bio sketches of cine artistes are in my Laptop. I have 100s of books, purchased and got as gifts from the authors,in Hindi, Marathi and English. I have already written in a diary what is to be done of all these after I leave and also informed the person. The idea is not to waste all this knowledge and that the next generation should have it readymade.

Today’s post has become a different one. Once in a while, some diversion !.

Today’s song from the film Torpedo-41 is a lovely, sweet song by Rajkumari Banareswali. This was a Costume film as per HFGK, but looking at the actors it seems to be a mixture of action and stunt. The cast is Yashwant Dave, Shehzadi, Samson, Meher Sultana and others. The director was N A Mansuri, B.A. He later directed 2 more films, Soorat-47 and Sanwariya-49. I wonder what must he be doing in between ? Music was by Shyam Babu Pathak and Shanti kumar. With this song, film Torpedo makes its Debut on the Blog. Thanks to Shri Abhay Jain(US) for the rare song and Sadanand Kamath ji for uploading it for me.


Song- Chal Saajan chal saajan Ek chhoti si duniya apni basaayen (Torpedo)(1941) Singer- Rajkumari-Banareswali, Lyricist- Kabil, MD- Shanti Kumar Desai

Lyrics

Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan
Ek chhoti si duniya apni basaayen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan
Ek chhoti si duniya apni basaayen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan

is duniya se ae door kahin jaa kar
is duniya se ae door kahin jaa kar
door kahin
door
door kahin
door
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan
Ek chhoti si duniya apni basaayen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan

prem ka deepak man mein jalaa kar
prem ka deepak man mein jalaa kar
kaali ghata ka parda hataa kar
kaali ghata ka parda hataa kar
duniya ki nazron o o o se
duniya ki nazron o o o se
ojhal ho jaayen
ojhal ho jaayen aen aen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan
Ek chhotisi duniya apni basaayen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan

ham tum hon wahaan
aur na ho koi
ham tum hon wahaan
aur na ho koi
bhor bhaye aji saajan ho
bhor bhaye aji saajan ho
viyog ke baadal kabhi na chhaayen
viyog ke baadal kabhi na chhaayen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan
Ek chhoti si duniya apni basaayen
Chal Saajan
Chal Saajan


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Blog Day :

4679 Post No. : 16358

#The Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 139 # HAMSHAKAL- 1974 #
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Today’s song is from the ‘1974’ movie ‘Hamshakal’.

This movie made its debut on the blog on 23.05.2009 with its most known song i.e.,Kaahe ko bulaaya mujhe balmaa, pyaar mein naam se. So this movie will complete twelve years on the blog 😊 hile still managing to stay unyippeeee’ed.

Another song from this movie, a male lullaby – Rastaa dekhe tera vyakul man mera was posted on the blog exactly a week after the first song. (i.e., on 30.05.2009).

The third song, another nice song Ham tum gum sum raat milan ki, aaja gori sun le baat… of this movie was posted on the blog next year in May’2010 on 10th May.

After this the movie was forgotten for almost ten years. Next song from the movie was posted on 29.12.2019, viz on the birth anniversary of Rajesh Khanna. This song was Aao bachchon main tumhe ek bahut achchhi kahaani sunaata hoon.

By this time the ‘blog ten-year challenge’ was already launched on the blog. The fifth song from the movie was covered under this challenge on 10.05.2020. The song was Phans gayi… udti chidiya, udte udte phans gayi.

By the way, the movie is eligible for both ‘11 year’ and ‘12 year’ challenge today. Taking this opportunity we will listen to the sixth and penultimate song of this movie.

This movie, inspite of being released when Kaka was at the peak of his career, having some beautiful music scored by Pancham Da, and lyrics written by Kaka’s favorite lyricist Anand Bakshi, failed at the box office. (And in this case the ‘Wikipedia’ also correctly mentioned this and not like other movies which were not much successful are now mentioned as ‘super-hit’ movies.

‘Hamshakal-1974’ was directed by Jambu for ‘Olympic Pictures, Madras’. It was produced by T. Govindarajan. It had Rajesh Khanna, Tanuja, Moushumi Chatterjee, Rajesh Behl, Asrani, Meena T., Uma Dhawan, Baby Sonu, Jankidas, Prem Kumar, Madhukar, Pahalwan, Kumud Chhugani, Jagdeep and others.

David, Aruna Irani, Manmohan and Asit Sen make special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Poovai Krishnan. Dialogues were written by Inder Raj Anand. Editing of this movie was done by C.P. Jamboolingam.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 10.04.1974.

(‘Hamshakal-1974’ was a remake of the 1970 Kannada film ‘Baalu Belagithu’, which was also remade in Telugu as’ Manchivadu’ (1973) and in Tamil as ‘Oorukku Uzhaippavan’(1976).)

‘Hamshakal-1974’ had seven songs in it and all were written by Anand Bakshi. Music for this movie was composed by R.D. Burman.

Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi and Sushma Shreshtha had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Here is the list of songs of this movie ‘Hamshakal-1974’.

S.No. Song Title Posted On
01 Phans gayi… udti chidiya, udte udte phans gayi 10.05.2020
02 Ham tum gum sum raat milan ki, aaja gori sun le baat… 10.05.2010
03 Mujhe sab paagal kehte hain, dekho main kaisi deewaani hoon
04 Main tumko doongi sainyya pyaar ki nishaani, raaja, nahin raani Being discussed today
05 Rastaa dekhe tera vyakul man mera 30.05.2009
06 Kaahe ko bulaaya mujhe balmaa, pyaar mein naam se 23.05.2009
07 Aao bachchon main tumhe ek bahut achchhi kahaani sunaata hoon 29.12.2019

I had not watched this movie until now, but I was aware of a few of its songs since my ‘Kaka fan days’. I liked ‘kaahe ko bulaaya mujhe balmaa’, ‘rastaa dekhe tera vyaakul man mera’, ‘ham tum gum sum raat milan ki’.

Other songs of this movie were rarely heard. But I became aware of them after I get associated with this blog and started sending lyrics contributions. I sent one such song last year for the ‘blog ten-year challenge’. Our dear Prakash ji had also sent a song that time and luckily both of us had sent different songs and not the same one 😊.

Today I am presenting that song which was noted last year.

Also, from the above table we can see that majority of the songs of this movie got posted in the month of May (four songs earlier plus today’s one), so ‘May’ had turned out to be a ‘favorable’ month for this movie. And I wish the movie gets Yippeeee’ed in this ‘May’ itself.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar, and on the screen, it is lip-synced by Rajesh Khanna and Moushumi Chatterjee.

Let us now listen to this beautiful song …

Video

Audio

Song-Main tumko doongi sainyya pyaar ki nishaani (Hamshakal)(1974) Singer –Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

main tumko doongi sainyya
pyaar ki nishaani
main tumko doongi sainyya
pyaar ki nishaani ee
raaja
nahin
raani ee ee ee
main tumko doongi sainyya
pyaar ki nishaani
main tumko doongi sainyya
pyaar ki nishaani ee

tum jhoothhe ho
kyon
main hoon sachchi
achchhaa
gudde se hai
haan haan
guddi achchhi ee
tum jhoothhe ho o
main hoon sachchi
gudde se hai
guddi achchhi ee
chupke chupke
hmm hmm hmm hmm
chori chori
aan aan aan aan
chupke chupke
chori chori
tum le aao jhoola dori
thhode dinon mein sunaaungi
main jaani
afsaanaa aa
nahin
kahaani ee ee
main tumko doongi sainyya
pyaar ki nishaani
main tumko doongi sainyya
pyaar ki nishaani ee

tere dil ko
haan
jo bhaayegaa
kya
ghar mein mehmaan
wo aayegaa

sach
tere dil ko o
jo bhaayegaa aa
ghar mein mehmaan
wo aayegaa
ham donon ke

hmm hmm hmm hmm
dil dolenge
hmm hmm hmm hmm
ham donon ke
dil dolenge
kaise us’se ham bolenge
achchha saa naam koi dhoondho hindustaani

haan
tansen
na na na
taani

aa aa aa aa
main tumko
main tumko
main tumko
main tumko doongi sainyya
pyaar ki nishaani
raja
naa naa naa
raani ee
raani ee
hmm hmm
hmm hmm


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4679 Post No. : 16357

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part XXXIII: Year 1979
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In this episode, we discuss Lata Mangeshkar songs that she sang in Hindi movies released in 1979.

In 1979, 113 Hindi movies containing 578 songs were released. Lata Mangeshkar got to sing in 42 of these movies and she sang 66 songs in these movies. So Lata Mangeshkar’s voice was heard in 37.2 % of the movies released in 1979. Her voice was heard in 11.4 % of the songs appearing in the movies of 1979.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1979 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aangan Ki Kali Bappi Lahiri 1 2 1 1 0 0 Shailly Shailendra
2 Aatish Ravindra Jain 0 1 0 1 0 0 Ravindra Jain
3 Ahsaas Bappi Lahiri 1 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
4 Amar Deep Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 0 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
5 Atmaraam Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 0 1 0 0 Vishweshwar Sharma
6 Aur Kaun Bappi Lahiri 0 1 1 0 0 0 Amit Khanna
7 Baaton Baaton Mein Rajesh Roshan 1 1 0 0 0 1 Amit Khanna
8 Chambal Ki Kasam Khayyam 4 5 4 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
9 Chambal Ki Raani Naushaad 2 4 3 1 0 0 Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (2) Majrooh Sultanpuri (2)
10 Chhat Maiyya Ki Mahima Bhupen Hazarika 0 1 1 0 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
11 Chunaoti Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 0 0 1 0 Verma Malik
12 Desh Drohi Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 1 0 0 0 Gulshan Baawra
13 Dil Ka Heera Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
14 Do Hawaldaar Bappi Lahiri 0 1 0 1 0 0 Shailly Shailendra
15 Duniya Meri Jeb Mein Rajesh Roshan 0 1 0 1 0 0 Gulshan Baawra
16 Gautam Govinda Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 0 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
17 Golmaal R D Burman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Gulzar
18 Hamaare Tumhaare R D Burman 0 1 0 1 0 0 Yogesh
19 Iqraar Bappi Lahiri 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kulwant Jaani
20 Jaan e Bahaar Bappi Lahiri 0 1 0 1 0 0 Gauhar Kanpuri
21 Jaani Dushman Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 1 0 0 0 Verma Malik
22 Janta Hawaldaar Rajesh Roshan 1 1 0 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
23 Jeena Yahaan Salil Chaudhary 2 2 1 1 0 0 Yogesh
24 Jurmaana R D Burman 3 3 2 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
25 Kaala Patthar Rajesh Roshan 4 4 1 2 0 1 Sahir Ludhianvi
26 Kaali Ghata Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
27 Kartavya Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 3 3 0 0 0 Kafeel Azar (2) Verma Malik (1)
28 Khaandaan Khayyam 1 1 1 0 0 0 Naqsh Llayalpuri
29 Lahu Ke Do Rang Bappi Lahiri 1 1 1 0 0 0 Farooque Kaiser
30 Maan Apmaan Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 1 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
31 Manzil R D Burman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Yogesh
32 Meena Kumari Ki Amar Kahaani Khayyam 0 1 0 0 1 0 Afzal Shadab
33 Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi Usha Khanna 0 1 1 0 0 0 S H Bihari
34 Mr Natwarlal Rajesh Roshan 1 1 0 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
35 Naukar R D Burman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
36 Noorie Khayyam 2 2 1 1 0 0 Jaan Nisaar Akhtar
37 Prem Vivaah Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 2 2 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
38 Salaam Memsaab R D Burman 0 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
39 Sargam Laxmikant Pyarelal 3 3 0 3 0 0 Anand Bakshi
40 Suhaag Laxmikant Pyarelal 1 2 1 1 0 0 Anand Bakshi
41 Suraksha Bappi Lahiri 0 1 0 1 0 0 Ramesh Pant
42 Zaalim Laxmikant Pyarelal 0 1 1 0 0 0 Anand Bakshi
Total 42 movies 11 MDs 37 66 37 25 2 2 23 lyricists

Lata Mangeshkar worked with 11 music directors and 23 lyricists in these 42 movies released in 1979. This year, Laxmikant Pyarelal the most prolific music directors with Lata, had composed 503 songs in HFM with Lata Mangeshkar by the end of 1978. Shankar Jaikishan with 450 songs in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar were in the second position. Kalyanji Anandji with 293 songs and C Ramchandra with 274 songs were the next most prolific. Other top music directors for Lata Mangeshkar were Chitragupta (239), R D Burman (204), Madan Mohan (193), S D Burman (179), Roshan (144), Naushad (140), Hemant Kumar (127), Anil Biswas (120), Husnlal Bhagatram (108), Vasant Desai (104, Salil Chaudhary (106) and Vasanr Desai (104). Together these fifteen music directors composed 3184 songs out of 4341 songs that Lata Mangeshkar had sung in Hindi movies till end of 1979. The top ten lyricists till end of 1979 for Lata Mangeshkar were Rajinder Krishan (552),Anand Bakshi (481), Shailendra (361), Majrooh Sultanpuri (359), Hasrat Jaipuri (297), Prem Dhawan (201), Bharat Vyas (192), Shakeel Badayuni (189), Sahir Ludhianvi (156 and Indeewar (102). These ten lyricists had penned 2890 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar till that time.

Lata Mangeshkar did not collaborate with any new music director in movies of 1979. LyricistRamesh Pant got to collaborate with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time in movies released this year. One lyricist called Afzal Shadab penned a song for Lata Mangeshkar. Is he the same lyricist as Shadab who worked with her in 1969 and 1971 ? I request our knowledgaeble readers to throw light on him.

Here is the summary of Lata Mangeshkar’s playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1979 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
1957 47 movies 129 160 110 38 7 5
1958 35 movies 102 132 95 25 10 1
1959 58 movies 188 211 130 68 12 1
1960 48 movies 139 166 102 50 12 1
1961 44 movies 125 152 88 55 5 4
1962 40 movies 118 129 84 40 5 0
1963 37 movies 103 111 62 38 8 3
1964 46 movies 122 133 91 31 8 3
1965 42 movies 83 91 71 17 1 2
1966 49 movies 104 133 110 14 8 1
1967 44 movies 92 106 67 38 8 3
1968 33 movies 83 84 59 19 5 1
1969 43 movies 77 97 67 27 2 1
1970 54 movies 86 130 84 39 3 4
1971 52 movies 105 126 71 52 3 0
1972 62 movies 96 151 86 60 3 2
1973 60 movies 92 138 94 37 3 4
1974 55 movies 69 104 66 33 0 5
1975 45 movies 60 90 50 35 3 2
1976 41 movies 57 97 53 39 1 4
1977 50 movies 44 96 59 27 8 2
1978 46 movies 58 90 48 34 3 5
1979 42 movies 37 66 37 25 2 3
Total upto 1979 1448 movies 3474 4341 2953 1121 196 90

It can be seen from the table of 1979 that Lata Mangeshkar sang 66 songs in 42 movies released in 1979.

37 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in movies of 1979 have been covered in the blog. That leaves us with 29 songs from movies of 1979 that are yet to be covered.

All Lata Mangeshkar songs from 17 movies of 1979 are already covered in the blog. So 29 Lata Mangeshkar songs from 25 movies of 1979 are still available to be discussed.

Alphabetically “Aangan Ki Kali”(1979),the very first movie of 1979 offers us a Lata Mangeshkar song to cover in the blog.

“Aangan Ki Kali”(1979) was produced and directed by Harsh Kohli for Indu Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Rakesh Roshan, Lakshmi (South), Prema Narayan, Baby Geeta (ne discovery), Abhi Bhattacharya, Leela Chitnis, Madhup Sharma, Shaukat Kaifi, Birbal, Murad, Subrat Mahapatra, Paro Devi, Manmauji, Vimal Chopra, Shankar Bhake, Ravinder Jaiswal, Dev Sharma, Natasha, Jyotsna, Poornima, Vidhya etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Two of these songs were sung by Lata Mangeshkar. To songs from the movie, including a Lata Mangeshkar song ( a duet) has been covered in the past. One solo song sung by Lata Mangeshkar is available for us to discuss.

Here is that Lata Mangeshkar solo song from “Aangan Ki Kali”(1979). The song is penned by Shailly Shailendra. Music is composed by Bappi Lahiri.

The song is picturised on Lakshmi and Rakesh Roshan playing a couple here Laksmi is seeking to give Rakesh Roshan the “good news” through this song.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

video link:

Song-Tumhen kaise kahoon main dil ki baat (Aangan Ki Kali)(1979) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailly Shailendra, MD-Bappi Lahiri

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

tumhein kaisey kahoon
main aen aen dil ki baat
kehte huye main sharmaaoon
ankhiyon se tumko samjhaaoon
bolo samajh gaye
hmm
bolo samajh gaye na
ho o o
tumhein kaisey kahoon
main aen dil ki baat
kehte huye main sharmaaoon
ankhiyon se tumko samjhaaoon
bolo samajh gaye
bolo samajh gaye na
ho o o o
tumhein kaisey kahoon main aen dil ki baat

tumne piyaa
kya na diyaa
phir bhi jeevan mein hai kuchch kamee
aisi kali tumse chaahoon
mehak uthhey ye zindagi
aashaa ye mann ki ee pooree ho o
aaj mitaa do dooree ko
tumhein kaisey kahoon
main aen aen dil ki baat
kehte huye main sharmaaoon
ankhiyon se tumko samjhaaoon
bolo samajh gaye
bolo samajh gaye na
ho o o
tumhein kaisey kahoon main aen dil ki baat

saawan aaye
barkhaa laaye
pyaasi dharti ki pyaas bujhaaye
saath teraa paa ke sajan
mera jeevan bhi khil jaaye
aashaa ye mann ki pooree ho o
aaj mitaa do o dooree ko
tumhein kaisey kahoon
main aen dil ki baat
kehte huye main sharmaaoon
ankhiyon se tumko samjhaaoon
bolo samajh gaye
bolo samajh gaye na
ho o o
tumhein kaisey kahoon
main aen dil ki baat


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 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 :

4678 Post No. : 16356

Hullo Atuldom

The last time I had written a post for Mother’s Day was in 2016 – Mere chehre mein chhupa hai meri maa ka chehra . In that post I had mentioned how the idea of mother’s day came about. This day has been celebrated in the USA since 1914 as per a proclamation by Woodrow Wilson declaring the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day.

As far as Indians are concerned everyday is Mother’s Day. Only thing is in the last few decades, with the increase in number of youngsters staying away from their families for studies or work or whatever reason, Mother’s Day is another day that we have started aping the west. We find youngsters definitely calling their mothers to wish, and some even send her some gifts.

There are numerous messages that will flood the social media on Mother’s Day. But a Mother will normally wait only for her children’s messages i.e. if it is not possible for the children to be physically present with her. Then there will be some somber message that will say “learn to appreciate your mother, for some are not as blessed as you”. And still others will say “what does she ask for, only a smile or a message that you are fine”. In all these years of being active on social media, I have not come across any message whose wordings have remained in my memory. But what I have stated above is the general gist of messages that will be in our INBOX on this Sunday, it being the second Sunday of May 2021.

And we must salute the mothers of the modern era. The amount of juggling that they need to do so that the schedule of the family is not upset. And most mothers also are earning members of the family. Till atleast a generation before us, these women who were working to earn, so as to supplement the family income, were seen preparing all meals for the family before they themselves left for their work. And on returning home head straight to the kitchen to make dinner and also engage the children with their studies and attend to whatever other responsibilities that she was meant to do. Being a mother had become a though job, and any lady who was not an expert at that kind of juggling was looked down upon.

In my student days, I used to commute by the Mumbai local trains and I have seen ladies shelling PEAS, cleaning coriander etc in the train. There were (don’t know if this is still happening in the trains) enterprising hawkers who used to sell vegetables and fruits, procured from the markets on the local trains of Mumbai. And to be honest, it must have been helpful to the lady travelers as it may have saved them shopping time.

I also know of mothers who have given up on well paying jobs so that they can devote all their attention to the family and children. These ladies doubled up as private tutors so that they didn’t waste their free time and could still contribute monetarily to the family.

And let me not miss talking about a generation of mothers, who are currently in their 80s and beyond. These ladies may not have been as fortunate, as say even the current 50/60 – year old mothers, in terms of getting beyond class 10 in education. But these ladies too, have reared a generation of individuals and instilled values of humanity, taught their children the importance of education and being good citizens – gender no bar. My mother would not have felt proud of her children’s achievements if my grandmother had not encouraged her to study and complete her graduation in spite of being married and a mother to 4 growing up children.

If my mother had been there she would have wished my grandmother just as me and my siblings would have fussed over our mother and my children pamper me on mother’s day. This is the day I also thank the mother in my mother-in-law for being my go-to person whenever I am in trouble, upset or celebrating. I simply love to be around her and learn how she has lived 74 years of her life as a mother.

Mothers have a special place in Indian stories and as an extension of these stories in Indian cinema too. We have movies titled “Maa” (three in our blog itself), “Maa Beta”, “Maai Baap”, “Maa aur Mamta”, “Maa Baap” (two movies with this title in our blog) etc.

In addition we have the classic “Mother India” where the lady had a powerful place in the life of her family members. Saw this movie, recently, with a conscious mind. I was amazed at the strength of the character that Nargis played. This lady could plough her field along side her husband and sons. She wielded a lathi when her son went out-of-line and her teachings; as also on the mean-money minded- lala (moneylender) when he misbehaved with her. This mother-character was a lady made of steel and didn’t tolerate when her son went on to abduct a bride of the village and didn’t hesitate to shoot him in spite of him being her son.
I have seen and read interviews of actresses of the next generation and they all used to say that they want at least one role in there life like the one Nargis played in “Mother India” and realized only now the full meaning of the wish of all these later year actresses.

But that is another story, let us get to today’s song. It is from the 1970 release “Mastaana”. This movie was directed by A. Subba Rao, produced by Premji, had seven songs penned by Anand Bakshi and composed by Laxmi-Pyare. It had a cast headed by Mehmood- Padmini- Bharati- Vinod Khanna and had Shyama, Rehman, Mukri, Leela Mishra, Manorama, Jayshree T., Ramesh Deo, wonder- child (that is how it was in the movie’s titles) Bobby etc. It was an emotional movie showing the bond between a poor-honest man Satya (Mehmood) and Naintara (Baby Bobby) a child of rich parents who misses having her parents when she needs them the most. The movie is a must-see for all Mehmood fans as he was too good in the emotional scenes. This is one of the movies (the other being ‘Lakhon Mein Ek’) where he makes his audience shed a tear or two in addition to making us laugh.

This song is sung by the child Naintara as a stage song at her school’s Parents Day. The parents don’t have time to attend the programme and depute the child’s nanny (Manorama). The child, on her part, takes Satya along for the program and Satya on his part sits in the aisle. The playback for this song is by Lata Mangeshkar.
Salutation and Best wishes to all mothers. Awaiting Father’s Day (in about a month).

Editor’s note-With this song, Anand Bakshi silently completes 1100 songs in the blog as a lyricist. Only the third lyricist (after Rajinder Krishan and Majrooh Sultanpuri) to touch this mark in the blog.


Song-Maine maa ko dekha hai (Mastaana)(1970) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

maine maa ko dekha hai,
dekha hai maa ko dekha hai
maa ka pyaar nahin dekha
maine maa ko dekha hai,
maa ka pyaar nahin dekha
maine phool toh dekhe hain,
dekhe hain phool toh dekhe hain
phoolon ka haar nahin dekha
maine maa ko dekha hai,
maa ka pyaar nahin dekha
maine maa ko dekha hai

waise toh ghar mein maa ki tasveer hai ae ae
waise toh ghar mein maa ki tasveer hai
lekin meri kab aisi taqdeer hai
kabhi jo ghabraaoon,
gale se lag jaaoon
agar naa neend aaye
toh lori woh gaaye
mera mann jiska pyaasa hai
pyaasa hai jiska pyaasa hai
woh laad dulaar nahin dekha
maine maa ko dekha hai,
maa ka pyaar nahin dekha
maine maa ko dekha hai

waise meri maa ka dil toh sakht nahin ee ee
waise meri maa ka dil toh sakht nahin
par uske paas zara bhi waqt nahin
hai uska naam bada
hai usko kaam bada
woh devi mamta ki,
hai leader janta ki
maa ke photo ke bina,
bina ji photo ke bina
koi akhbaar nahin dekha
maine maa ko dekha hai,
maa ka pyaar nahin dekha
maine maa ko dekha hai

pyaari pyaari hai woh bholi aisi hai ae ae
pyaari pyaari hai woh bholi aisi hai
kal aaya se poochha baby kaisi hai
meri maa sachchi hai,
badi hi achchi hai
yeh uska dosh nahin
use kuchh hosh nahin
maa ne duniya dekhi hai,
dekhi hai duniya dekhi hai
ghar sansaar nahin dekha
maine maa ko dekha hai,
maa ka pyaar nahin dekha
maine phool toh dekhe hain
dekhe hain phool toh dekhe hain
phoolon ka haar nahin dekha,
maine maa ko dekha hai


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

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# Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood # 8
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Welcome all to this eighth post in this series where we are discussing songs performed by Junior Mehmood as a ‘superstar child artist’.

So far, the following seven songs in this series have been discussed on the blog earlier.

1) lagey koi lottery koi jackpot lagey

2) Na koi paisa na ilm banaao bambai mein film

3) Mera naam hai Mehmood

4) Birha ki rain sooni sooni sejariya

5) Aisa banoonga actor main yaaron

6) Ham hi jaanen ek torey manwa ki peer

7) Janamdin tujhko mubaraak ho

Today’s song is from the 1970 movie ‘Bachpan’.

As mentioned in the earlier posts under this series, ‘Naunihaal-1967’ was the first released movie of child artist Junior Mehmood.

He went on to act in many movies as a child artist then. He was the most loved child artist in those years of end-sixties to mid-seventies.

As a child artist Junior Mehmood achieved a ‘Superstar’ like status. He got to perform on many songs or rather many songs were picturised on him during those days.

We are going to enjoy one such song of Junior Mehmood as a child artist from the movie ‘Bachpan-1970’. The today’s wonderful entertaining song is performed by Junior Mehmood and other child artist including Sachin and Naeem (?) and many others.

This song is a different from his’ other songs as a child artist, because here he is not doing any mimicry of other actors or his guru, but in today’s song he is performing as a ‘girl’ or in a ‘female’ get-up.

In today’s song we see all the child artists (mentioned above) are singing and dancing in a police station where Sanjeev Kumar is in a lock-up. From the lyrics of this song we can guess that all these children have a plan to divert the attention of the on-duty police staff in their singing-dancing activities so that Sanjeev Kumar is able to escape from their custody.

The lyrics, music and singing of this song is very lively and entertaining to watch as Junior Mehmood, Sachin performs by lip syncing in Lata Mangeshkar’s voice and lead other children in the performance.

In an interview with Zarina Wahab (available here) Junior Mehmood had mentioned this song as his most favourite song among all the songs picturised on him.

‘Bachpan’ was directed by K.P. Atma for ‘Atma Arts Universal, Bombay’. K.P. Atma co-produced this movie with K.H. Rao. It had Sanjeev Kumar, Master Sachin, Junior Mehmood, Shahid, Anwar Hussain, Mukri, Sunder, Joginder, Baldev Mehta, Keshto Mukherji, Aruna Irani, Sulochana Chatterjee, Tabassum, Pratima Devi, Baby Gayatri, Baby Guddi, Master Alankar, Naeem and Tanuja.

Story of this movie was written by K.P. Atma. Screenplay and dialogues were written by Raj Baldev Raj. Editing of this movie was done by Shivaji Awdhut.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 24.09.1970.

This movie had total six songs which were written by Anand Bakshi and composed to music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd Rafi, and P. Susheela were the playback singers for the songs in this movie.

Three songs from the movie ‘Bachpan-1970’ have been posted earlier on the blog. Today’s song is the fourth song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Song Posted on
Aaya re khilaune waala 30.08.2010
Mother Mary maa ham tere dulaare hain 25.12.2016
Prem ka rog lagaa loon kaise jee ko main saanwariya 30.08.2020

I had not watched this movie ‘Bachpan-1970’. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on the movie and its songs.

Let us now enjoy today’s rocking entertaining song in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar.

Video

Audio

Song-Parda uthhne waala hai (Bachpan)(1970) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal

Lyrics

Pardaa uthhne waala hai
Tamaasha hone waala hai
Koyi hansne waala hai
Koyi rone waala hai
Pardaa uthhne waala hai
Tamaasha hone waala hai
Koyi hansne waala hai
Koyi rone waala hai

Ho mantar chalne waala hai
Jaadu hone waala hai
Koyi hansne waala hai
Koyi rone waala hai
Pardaa uthhne waala hai
Tamaasha hone waala hai
Koyi hansne waala hai
Koyi rone waala hai

Kaale baadal jaise udte hain
Barsaat mein
Kaale baadal jaise udte hain
Barsaat mein

Tu bhi ud jaa panchhi pinjraa
Le ke saath mein
Tu bhi ud jaa panchhi pinjraa
Le ke saath mein

Qismat jaagne waali hai
Qismat jaagne waali hai
Qismat jaagne waali hai
Shikaari sone waala hai
Koyi hansne waala hai
Koyi rone waala hai
Pardaa uthhne waala hai
Tamaasha hone waala hai
Koyi hansne waala hai
Koyi rone waala hai

Ham laaye hain sandesaa tere naam ye ae
Ham laaye hain sandeshaa tere naam ye
Tere sar pe to hai jhoothha ilzaam ye
Tere sar pe to hai jhoothha ilzaam ye
Tere daaman ke dhabbe
Tere daaman ke dhabbe
Tere daaman ke dhabbe
Naseeba dhoney waala hai
Koyi hansne waala hai
Koyi rone waala hai ae
Pardaa uthhne waala hai
Tamaasha hone waala hai
Koyi hansne waala hai
Koyi rone waala hai

Sun o bhole bhaale raahi
Tujhko kya pataa aa
Sun o bhole bhaale raahi
Tujhko kya pataa

Jisne tujhko hai bhulaaya
Tera raasta aa
Jisne tujhko hai bhulaaya
Tera raasta

Apni bhool bhulaiyya mein
Apni bhool bhulaiyya mein
Apni bhool bhulaiyya mein
Wo khud hi khonewaala hai
Koyi hansne waala hai
Koyi rone waala hai ae
Pardaa uthhne waala hai
Tamaasha hone waala hai
Koyi hansne waala hai
Koyi rone waala hai

Ho mantar chalne waala hai
O Jaadu honewaala hai
Koyi hansne waala hai
Koyi rone waala hai

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पर्दा उठने वाला है
तमाशा होने वाला है
कोई हंसने वाला है
कोई रोने वाला है
पर्दा उठने वाला है
तमाशा होने वाला है
कोई हंसने वाला है
कोई रोने वाला है

हो मंतर चलने वाला है
जादू होने वाला है
कोई हंसने वाला है
कोई रोने वाला है
पर्दा उठने वाला है
तमाशा होने वाला है
कोई हंसने वाला है
कोई रोने वाला है

काले बादल जैसे उड़ते है
बरसात में
काले बादल जैसे उड़ते है
बरसात में

तू भी उड़ जा पंछी पिंजरा
ले के साथ में
तू भी उड़ जा पंछी पिंजरा
ले के साथ में

किस्मत जागने वाली है
किस्मत जागने वाली है
किस्मत जागने वाली है
शिकारी सोने वाला है
कोई हंसने वाला है
कोई रोने वाला है
पर्दा उठने वाला है
तमाशा होने वाला है
कोई हंसने वाला है
कोई रोने वाला है

हम लाये हैं संदेशा तेरे नाम ये ए
हम लाये हैं संदेशा तेरे नाम ये ए
तेरे सर पे तो है झूठा इलज़ाम ए
तेरे सर पे तो है झूठा इलज़ाम ए
तेरे दामन के धब्बे
तेरे दामन के धब्बे
तेरे दामन के धब्बे
नसीबा धोने वाले है
कोई हंसने वाला है
कोई रोने वाला है
पर्दा उठने वाला है
तमाशा होने वाला है
कोई हंसने वाला है
कोई रोने वाला है

सुन ओ भोले भाले राही
तुझको क्या पता आ
सुन ओ भोले भाले राही
तुझको क्या पता

जिसने तुझको है भुलाया
तेरा रास्ता
जिसने तुझको है भुलाया
तेरा रास्ता

अपनी भूल भुलैय्या में
अपनी भूल भुलैय्या में
अपनी भूल भुलैय्या में
वो खुद ही खोने वाला है
कोई हंसने वाला है
कोई रोने वाला है
पर्दा उठने वाला है
तमाशा होने वाला है
कोई हंसने वाला है
कोई रोने वाला है

हो मंतर चलने वाला है
ओ जादू होने वाला है
कोई हंसने वाला है
कोई रोने वाला है


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

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During 1966-72, I used to watch one Hindi film almost every week-end. I had only two main criteria for selecting a film. First, I should be able to procure a ticket without a long queue either in advance or current booking. Second, the film should be from a good banner which meant that ‘B’ and ‘C’ grade films were out of my reckoning.

‘Aradhana’ (1969) was one such films which fitted my criteria. I watchedit in a theatre during the first week of its release. There was no problem in booking the ticket as Rajesh Khanna had not become a ‘phenomenon’ at that time, a term which one of the film magazines had used for him after the success of this film. While I was acquainted with the names of most of the main actors, the actor who had done the role of Sharmila Tagore’s father was a new face for me. His performance as a distressed father whose daughter has become a widow, carrying her fiancé’s child before formally getting married, had remained embedded in my mind with the song, safal hogi teri araadhana playing in the background. It was after a few months that I came to know that the actor in that role was Pahadi Sanyal, a name that I heard for the first time. Now this sounds surprising for me.

It was a sort of paradox that while I was not aware of Pahadi Sanyal as an actor in 1969, I was acquainted with his daughter, Luku Sanyal who was a lecturer in English literature in my college (K C College, Churchgate) during my college days in 1966-69. It was only when she started reading news in English on Doordarshan, Mumbai in 1972 that I came to know that she was the daughter of Pahadi Sanyal.

It took me another four decades to know that Pahadi Sanyal was also a good singer. That was after I joined the Blog sometime in 2011.

Pahadi Sanyal (22/02/1906 – 10/02/1974) and K L Saigal were contemporaries in New Theatres, both of them starting their filmy career almost the same year (1932). Apart from Bengali, Pahadi Sanyal was fluent in Hindi, Urdu and English. This qualified him to work as a singer-actor in most of the bilingual films (Bangla and Hindi) produced by New Theatres during 1933-40. The bilingual films included ‘Rajrani Meera’ (1933), ‘Chandidas’ (1934), Dhoop Chhaaon’ (1935), ‘Devdas’ (1935), ‘Karorepati’ (1936), ‘Vidyapati’ (1937), ‘Adhikar’ (1938), ‘Sapera’ (1939), ‘Haar-Jeet’ (1940). He also acted and rendered songs in ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’ (1933) and ‘Kaarwaan-E-Hayat’ (1935). In some of these films, Pahari Sanyal worked with K L Saigal and also rendered songs with him.

Despite being a trained musician and singer in Hindustani classical music from the prestigious Marris College of Music, Lucknow, Pahadi Sanyal had to work under the shadow of K L Saigal whose songs were very popular and thus sure shots for the box office success of the films. I have seen many films of Pahadi Sanyal and K L Saigal working together and there is no doubt that K L Saigal was a better singer than Pahadi Sanyal. But when it comes to acting I felt that latter’s acting calibre was higher than that of K L Saigal.

After completing ‘Saugandh’ (1942), Pahadi Sanyal shifted his base to Mumbai in 1942. During his Mumbai stint, he acted in ‘Saheli’ (1942), ‘Sharaafat’ (1943), ‘Inkaar’ (1943), Mohabbat’ (1943), ‘Anban’ (1944), ‘Paristan’ (1944), ‘Kadambari’ (1944), ‘Preet’ (1945), ‘Malan’ (1946), ‘Milan’ (1946) among others. He was a lead actor in many of the films in the 1940s in Mumbai and he sang for himself in all these films.

Some time in the late 1940s, Pahadi Sanyal went back to Kolkata and worked in Bangla films but often visited Mumbai to work in Hindi films in the 1950s and 60s. By early 1950s, Pahadi Sanyal had started doing character roles.

While writing articles under the series ‘Hindi Songs in Bangla Films’ for the Blog, I had occasion to watch many Bangla films and Pahadi Sanyal had acted in some of these films. His role as a Psychiatrist in ‘Deep Jeley Jai’ (1959) was noteworthy for his long monologues with few dialogues delivered in chaste English. I have also seen its Hindi remake, ‘Khamoshi’ (1969) in which Nazir Hussain played the role of Psychiatrist but in my view, he was a shade lower in performance than the one by Pahari Sanyal.

In ‘Uttar Falguni’ (1963) and its Hindi remake, ‘Mamta’ (1966), Pahari Sanyal had a small role of a prosecution lawyer. Here he was pitted against the defence lawyer, Bikash Roy/Ashok Kumar. It was an interesting dual of natural actors in the court room to watch. In ‘Alor Pipasa’ (1959), Pahari Sanyal played the role of a senior doctor who tells the story of a mujra singer to his junior doctor (Asit Baran) who turns out be the mujra singer’s son. The narration of the story in a flash back mode by the senior doctor in tight to medium close-up shots shows the confidence the director of the film on the ability of Pahadi Sanyal to give effective facial expressions along with smooth dialogue delivery. In Bangla cinema, some of the character actors like Pahadi Sanyal and Chhabi Biswas, thanks to their acting prowess, commanded status almost equal to that of the lead actors. There are some more such Bangla films where Pahadi Sanyal has given memorable performance even in small roles.

During the 4 decades of his filmy career, Pahadi Sanyal worked in 56 Hindi films and almost an equal number of Bangla films. In addition, he also worked in an English film, ‘The Householder’ (1963).

As a singer in Hindi films, Pahadi Sanyal was active from 1933 to 1946 during which time, he rendered about 50 songs as an actor-singer. His last Hindi film song appears to be wo kahen aap ki do chaah ka inaam mujhe from ‘Milan’ (1946).

About a week back, I uploaded a rare song from the film ‘Mohabbat’ (1943) ‘tum shyaam badariya main hoon mor’ rendered by Pahadi Sanyal which I am presenting here. The film was directed by Phani Majumdar. Shanta Apte and Pahadi Sanyal were in the lead roles in the film with the supporting cast of Jagdish Sethi, Sunalini Devi, K C Dey, Yashodhara Katjoo, S Nazir etc.

There were 10 songs in the film which were set to music by Hari Prasanna Das. Except for Meera Bai bhajan, the lyricist/s for remaining 9 songs are unattributed.

With this song, ‘Mohabbat’ (1943) makes its debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Tum shyam badariya main hoon mor (Mohabbat)(1943) Singer-Pahadi Sanyal, Lyrics-Unknown, MD-Hari Prasanna Das

Lyrics

tum shyaam badariyaa
badariyaa
main hoon mo…r
tum shyaam badariyaa
badariyaa
main hoon mo…r
tum shyaam badariyaa
tum chaand kiran ho
tum chaand kiran ho
main hoon chakor
tum shyaam badariyaa
badariyaa
main hoon mor
tum shyaam badariyaa

ek praan hai do hain kaaya
ek praan hai do hain kaaya
bandhi preet ki dor
bandhi preet ki do…..r
tum shyaam badariyaa
badariyaa
main hoon mo….r
tum shyaam badariyaa


aa haa
tum jal ki chanchal dhaara
main uska ek kinaara
tum jal ki chanchal dhaara
main uska ek kinaara
jeewan pathh mein sang sang dolen
jeewan pathh mein sang sang dolen
chale ek hi ore
chale ek hi ore
tum shyaam badariyaa
badariyaa
main hoon mo….r
tum shyaam badariyaa

hum tum donon do panchhi hain aen
hum tum donon do panchhi hain
uden aen gagan ki ore
dekhen kitni door hai
apni iss duniya ka chhor
dekhen kitni door hai
apni iss duniya ka chho..r
tum shyaam badariyaa
badariyaa
main hoon mo…r
tum shyaam badariyaa
badariyaaaaa


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“Chandrashekhar Azad”(1963) was directed by Jagdish Gautam for Kwatra Films, Bombay. This patriotic movie had Jairaj, Nirupa Roy, Indira Billi, Leela Mishra, Majnoo, Indira Bansal, Tuntun, Altaf, Kuldeep Chaand, Dharampal, Ravikant, Bhagwan Sinha, Jagdeesh Kamal, Harun, Jagdish Gautam, Kabuli, Rafia Sultna, Manohar Geer, Prem Lata, Gopal Sahgal, Zillani, Sarala, Niranjan Sharma, Sheikh, Babu, Rajinder etc in it.

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

Today (7 May 2021) is the 20th remembrance anniversary of Prem Dhawan (13 June 1923-7 May 2001). On this occasion, here is a song from “Chandrashekhar Azad”(1963). This song is sung by Rafi and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardul Kwatra.

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

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


Song-Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa (Chandrashekhar Azad)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Sardul Kwatra
chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Kuchh bhi kaam na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Takht taaj ye raaj paat
Kuchh bhi to jaata saath nahin
Kuchh bhi to jaata saath nahin
Rok sake udtey panchhi ko
Ye to kisi ke haath nahin
Bhai ye bhi to kisi ke haath nahin
Laakh lagaa le pehre phir bhi
Laakh lagaa le pehre phir bhi
Zor nahin chal paayega
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Kya kya soche sochne waala
Par kya kuchh ho jaata hai
Are par kya kuchh ho jaata hai
Jaane waala haath na aata
Aisa kahin kho jaata hai
Are aisa kahin kho jaata hai
Ek baar jo taara tootaa aa
Ek baar jo taara tootaa
Phir wo nazar na aayegaa
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Na teri na meri duniya
Na gore na kaale ki
Bhai na gore na kaale ki
Yahaan chali
Aur sadaa chalegi
Marzi upar waale ki
Ab marzi upar waale ki
Bura bhala jaisa bhi karega
Bura bhala jaisa bhi karega
Waisa hi phal paayega
Tod ke tan ka pinjraa ek din
Man panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Kaahe paap kamaaye re bande
Ae ae ae ae
Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa
Aa aa
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Panchhi ud jaayegaa
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo
O bolo Raam bolo
Ke bhaiyya raam bolo

Ye panchhi ud jaayegaa


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

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4440

Today’s song is from the film Taqdeer wale-aka- Lucky Friends – 1948. It was a Stunt film, a ‘C’ grade film made by Rajan pictures. The director was S H Tharani and music was composed by Shyam Babu Pathak and Ram Prasad Sharma. The cast of the film was Neelam, Rajan, Habib, Chandrika, Shanta Desai, Fazlu, Putli, Mannan and Maqbool – all typically stunt film regulars !

The 8 songs of this film were written by Indiwar and Muzaffar. Out of these 8 songs, 3 songs were originally recorded for an unreleased film-Parda aka Laparwah, for which Shyam Babu was the MD. Now these 3 songs were included in this film. Today’s song is also one of these “imported” songs from the film Parda. However, the singer’s name for any song is not known.

This is the problem with such small time ‘C’ grade films. Hardly any information is available about them, unless they are made by some prestigious banners like Wadia Movietone. In those times, stunt films were the best possible item to invest money and get sureshot profits. This was because there was a captive audience for stunt films, who were very loyal. Such films also were exhibited in dilapidated, old time theatres in some corner of the town.

According to Master Bhagwan, he used to make a stunt film for 50 to 75 thousand rupees in the 40’s decade. In the early times, i.e. the 30’s decade, a film was made in 15 to 30 thousand rupees. Of course in those days, living was much cheaper and the value of Rupee was also high. The same 30000 rupees would be equivalent to 6+ Lakhs today at current inflation rates, as per Mr. Google ji. Imagine even in 1963, a state Govt. Clerk’s starting salary was Basic 80 + DA 30 = 110 rupees total. Today a clerk starts at Rs. 33000, but he has the same difficulty in living a life as his counterpart had in 1963 – thanks to inflation !

Director S H Tharani had 5 films to his name as a Director- Stage Girl-47, Black Market-47, Taqdeerwale-48, Achhaji-50 and Azmaish-52. In 1954, I found one H S Tharani (his son ?) who had directed only the film Fujiyama-54.

Out of the cast, I found an interview of the heroine actress Neelam, which gives some information about her.

” Neelam, whose real name is Leticia Ferns, is a devout Roman Catholic and, to her, religion is the sheet-anchor which has given her strength and confidence to face many difficulties during her struggle for success. Dusky, limpid-eyed Neelam is the only film star of Bombay whose earliest ambition was to become a nun!

Born in Mangalore, Neelam was brought to Bombay when only one year old, and was educated at the Gloria High School where she did her matric. Right from her school days, Neelam was a serious and thoughtful girl and never indulged in fancy dreams of becoming a film star. She was happiest when attending her religion classes and she thought she would like to dedicate her life to the service of God. Her grandmother, however, wouldn’t hear of it. She did not want her pretty, talented grandchild to submit herself to the strict, austere life of a nun and promptly vetoed the idea.

There upon Neelam, who loves children and likes nothing better than to be with a roomful of kids, took up a position as a teacher in St. Teresa’s School. A year later, however, she found a better job with the Telephone Company, and quit teaching. It was here that Neelam, like a few of other filmland colleagues, made contacts which completely changed the placid routine of her everyday life.

She met several film personalities while working with the Telephone Company: Meena Shorey, Mumtaz Shanti, Sheila (who used to appear in Sohrab Modi’s films). Husn banoo and her mother, Sharifa. At the time, Neelam was always dressed in a frock, or a skirt, and blouse, but every one noticed her fresh, youthful looks, her trim figure and her charm and vivacity.

One day, Director S.M. Yusuf spotted her and insisted that she play the lead in “Chini Jadugar,” a “semi-stunt” picture. At first, Neelam was bewildered by the offer. She had never dreamt of a film career and when the chance to gain fame and make big money was thrust upon her, she didn’t know how to deal with it. She knew that her family would never approve of her taking up this “most dubious” of professions.

But a pretty, young girl cannot always resist a glamorous and luxurious life and the opportunity to be seen and admired by thousands of people. Neelam decided to take the plunge, come what may. She had accumulated a lot of leave at the office and, taking advantage of it, she started to work in “Chini Jadugar” without telling her family anything about it.

Neelam completed her role in the picture and then quietly went back to the routine of everyday life. Then the secret was out. A photograph of hers appeared in “The Times of India” and there was commotion in the Ferns family.

By this time, Neelam had finally decided she wanted to remain in films and when her people raised objections she said that she would utilize part of the money she earned to maintain an orphanage. In the selection of her screen name she was guided by her friend, Meena, who had played the title role in a file called Neelam (1945).

After her role in “Chini Jadugar”-47, she worked in Wali’s “Padmini”-48, Taqdeerwalw-48, and was later asked to dance in Nargis Art Concerns’ “Romeo and Juliet.” But although she did not work in this picture she formed a fruitful association. She met Nargis and her mother, the late Jaddanbai. The latter took a tremendous liking to Neelam and groomed her with loving care. Sadly, Neelam says, “I miss her love and kindness. She was like a mother to me. I can say that I ‘woke up’ in her lap, because it was with her help that I saw life and learnt how to face it.”

For four years, Neelam spent most of her time with Jaddanbai who helped her find roles in “Anjuman,”-48, “Darogaji,”-049, “Pyar ki Baatien” -51, Bewafaa-52, Chori chori-55,and Bewaqoof-60. She worked in about 20 films or so.

True to her promise to her family, Neelam spent most of her money in looking after children whom she took from destitute mothers. Her innate love of children made this task a pleasant one for her. Neelam adopts children of all communities and personally attends to their education and general upbringing. At one time, when she could afford it, she adopted nine children, eight girls and one boy, and looked after them until they grew up and were able to look after themselves or were helped to pursue higher education.

As each lot of children passed on from her home, Neelam, even with her slender resources, continued to take in more each time. At present she has five children under her care. She and her brood of happy kids kneel down to pray every night, a practice which Neelam never misses.

Yet, the religious streak in her does not prevent Neelam from enjoying life to the hilt as most girls of her age do. She enjoys going to, and giving, parties and loves ballroom dancing. Her main recreation is reading – “novels, mostly” – and her favorite sport is swimming. Like most members of her sex, she loves to “just sit around and gossip,” although she likes people too much to be malicious about them.

Apart from looking after her own home, and her five little ones, she still takes the responsibility of supporting part of her family – a duty which she feels she owes to them. Her film career has not been a grand success in terms of fame and wealth, but this has not impaired her gay and carefree outlook on life.”
( Courtesy Cineplot: This interview was conducted in October 1954, contributed by Sudarshan Talwar).

Another name from the cast is Putli….very little information is available about her too. Mothers and daughters acted as leading ladies in the same era….Miss Putli or Putlibai and Miss Gohar Mamajiwala (the term Miss was used not merely to state the marital status of the leading ladies of those days)….

Like Miss Sharifa and Husna Banu , Putli and Gohar were mother and daughter. Putli was an accomplished actress of the silent screen who entered effortlessly in the Talkies because of her extraordinary singing talents. Gohar was born in 1910 and entered the screen in 1926, whereas her mother Miss Putli too entered more or less the same time. Information about Miss Putli is very limited. However, Gohar became India’s popular iconic star and is still remembered today.

Miss Putli acted in 33 Talkie films. Her first Talkie was Ratan Manjiri-35 and her last film was Dhoke baaz-46. She sang one song each in the film Lehri Badmash-44 and Dhokebaaz-46.

The Music Director Shyam Babu Pathak was born in 1908 at Gwalior. His music tuition started when he was just 7 years old. He studied in Madhav Sangeet Vidyalaya, under Raja Bhaiya Poonchhwale, Narayan Gupte and Bhatkhande etc. He became an excellent singer and was invited by several Royal houses all over India, for singing. Even V D Paluskar had blessed him. Strangely, though a good singer, he never sang a song in any film.

While touring all over India for Music Mehfils, he learnt many folk songs and tunes. This actually prompted him to join films as a composer. His first film was Royal Commander-1938 – a B grade Costume drama film made by Vishnu Cinetone. In his first film, for just 9 songs, he used as many as 6 different singers. Minimum songs had been his specialty. This was a novelty in the 30s, when the norm was on an average of 12 to 15 songs each film.

V M Vyas of Vishnu Cinetone, was impressed with him and he gave him many films. He got Rani saheba-40, Torpedo-40, Samsheerbaz-40, Malan-42 and Ghar sansar-42. He gave good songs sung by Kalyani, Sardar Akhtar and Kajjan. In Lajwanti-42, his songs were light and comedy type. By now, he had become a confirmed Stunt/action and B/C grade composer. Pyara watan-42,Double face-46 were such films. Double face was Indivar’s first film.

Black Market-47, Namak-47, krishna Sudama-47 and Kismatwali-47 were not much help. Takdirwale-48 with Ramprasad, Imtihan-49 and Ret Mahal-49 led him to film Jeet-49 with Anil Biswas. Actually,it seems Anil Biswas took over when Pathak left the film halfway.

After Janmashtami-50 and Achha ji-50, came Preet ka geet-50.Famous poet Harikrishna Premi wrote the songs, which were sung by Mukesh, Geeta and Johra. Next film Hamari Duniya-52 had good Lata songs. Meanwhile his film Parda remained unreleased. In the last phase of his career, came Sapna-52, Vanraj-52, Bombay Central-60 and finally, film Mehbooba-65 closed his career. In all he composed 224 songs in 29 films. He even sang a song in the film Krishna Sudama-47.

So, here is a song from the film Taqdeerwale-48, which makes a Debut on the Blog. Singer’s name is not known but I liked the song. Thanks to Ajay Jain ji (US) for the song and Sadanand Kamath ji for uploading it for me.


Song – Mujhe wakt-e-Namaaz yaad jo aayee teri (Taqdeerwaale)(1948) Singer-Unknown female voice, Lyricist- Indivar, MD- Shyam Babu Pathak

Lyrics

Mujhe wakt-e-Namaaz yaad jo aayee teri
Mujhe wakt-e-Namaaz yaad jo aayee teri
khuda ko bhool ke ratt maine lagaayi teri ee
khuda ko bhool ke ratt maine lagaayi teri ee
Mujhe wakt-e-Namaz yaad jo aayee teri ee ee

misaale sirq e chashm(?) toone nikaala mujhko
misaale sirq e chashm(?) toone nikaala mujhko
meri aankhon mein phir bhi shakl samaayi teri
meri aankhon mein phir bhi shakl samaayi teri
Mujhe wakt-e-Namaz yaad jo ayee teri ee ee

deen o duniya se gaya
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
koi nayi baat nahin
khuda se bhi juda
karti hai judaayi teri ee
khuda se bhi juda
karti hai judaayi teri ee
Mujhe wakt-e-Namaaz yaad jo aayee teri ee

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
qasoor teri kashish ka hai gunaah mera nahin een
qasoor teri kashish ka hai gunaah mera nahin een
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
gar main ?? kahoon gaa aa aa
dil ki duhaayi teri ee
gar main ?? kahoon gaa aa aa
dil ki duhaayi teri ee
Mujhe wakt-e-Namaaz yaad jo aayee teri ee ee


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“Jalti Nishaani”(1957) was produced by A G Dhanik and directed by Harish. This “Costume drama”(Veshbhoosha pradhan) movie had Geeta Bali, Kamal Kapoor, Ulhas, Kuldeep Kaur, Sundar, Chaman Puri, Indu Pal, Sheikh, Nazeer Kashmiri, Kamal, Mohan, Fazle Kareem, Patanjali, Nathan Raj, Ajeet, K Dukhiya, Asha, Meena, Najma etc in it.

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

Here is the sixth song from “Jalti Nishaani”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Behgam and Meena Kapoor. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Saaf bata de o hajaayee tu dilbar hai kiska (Jalti Nishaani)(1957) Singers-Shamshad Begum, Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

arrey o o o o Teesmaar khaan

saaf bataa dey ae
o harjaayee ee
tu dilbar hai kis ka
saaf bataa dey ae ae
o harjaayee ee
tu dilbar hai kis ka

jaa rey jaa
tujhe dekh liyaa
kahin aankh ladin
aur khiskaa
khiskaa
khiskaa
saaf bataa dey
o harjaayee ee
tu dilbar hai kis ka
saaf bataa dey ae

mast nigaahein
qaafir qaafir
sau raahen aur ek musaafir
qaafir qaafir ek musafir

ek ka ho jaa o deewaaney
ek ka ho jaa o deewaaney
yaa us ka
yaa is ka
ho jaa aa
yaa us ka

yaa is ka
kis kaa
saaf bataa dey ae
o harjaayee ee
tu dilbar hai kis ka
saaf bataa dey ae

duniyaa mein kuchch kaam to kar jaa aa
jeene waaley mujhpe mar ja
hho mar jaa mar jaa..aa
jeene waaley mujhpe mar jaaa

o balle balle balle balle balle ae ae
maar ke na woh
chadh jaa soolee
rastaa dekhey kis ka
chadh jaa soolee
rasta dekhey kis ka
kis kaa
saaf bataa dey ae
o harjaayee eee
tu dilbhar hai kis ka
saaf bataa dey ae

ek nazar qurbaan hai us par
ek nazar kab se hai is par
ek nazar qurbaan hai us par

dil kehta hai is ka us ka
is ka us ka
is ka us ka
khiska
khiskaa
o khiska
khiskaa
khiskaa

saaf bataa dey ae
o harjaayee eee
tu dilbar hai kis ka

jaa rey ja tujhe dekh liya
kahin aankh lade aur
khiskaa
khiskaa
khiskaa aa


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 other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Hullo Atuldom

Here is a song from “Chambal Ki Raani” (1979) which was directed by Radhakant produced by Raghunandan (censor certificate on 2.11.1979).

It had a cast of Mahendra Sandhu, Bindu, Dara Singh, Jagdeep, Narendranath, Chand Usmani, Amjad Khan, Kamal Kapoor & Urmila Bhatt (in special appearances), etc. It had music by Naushad. Jan Nissar Akhtar & Majrooh Sultanpuri were the lyricists. The movie had only Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd. Rafi for playback.

The movie was dedicated to Jan Nissar Akhtar and Krishan Chandar. To find out who Krishan Chandar was I looked up the copy of the movie available on YouTube. He was the writer of this movie.

The title is a giveaway of the story of the movie viz. Dacoit story. What I saw on Youtube only confirms this. The movie has a pre-titles scene of Chambal -the river- lamenting the state of affairs in her region. There is a raid by the dacoit party led by Dara Singh in a village, set in pre-independence era, where a informer is shown to be shot dead by Daaku Lakhan Sardar. Whereas Daaku Ajmer Singh played by Amjad Khan is shown to loot people by hoodwinking people into thinking that he is a cop. So that then establishes the story which will eventually turn out like all the other Daaku movies of that time:- lots of horses, chases, kothas, rakhi sister, a few songs to divert the attention of the opposition etc.

Bindu played Chameli a dancer (what else) and has atleast two dance numbers which are in the mujra genre (again -what else!!Emoji). The song in this post was rather popular in its time and even now played on Prasar Bharati’s Vividh Bharati radio channel very often. It is one of the songs which I have heard for a lifetime without knowing what movie or any other details till today. It is sung by Lata, written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and Naushad Ali was the composer.

We are paying tribute to the legendary composer with this post on his 15th remembrance anniversary. I am not competent enough to comment on his works but over the years I have discovered that I loved many of his songs during my growing-up years without being aware about their creators. Songs like “suhaani raat dhal chuki”, “mere mehboob tujhe mere mohabbat ki kasam”, “awaz de kahaan hai”, :jawaan hai mohabbat” etc and hundred others from the late 40s and of the following decades. It was much later I learnt who the music director for these gems were. Possibly, by that time, Naushad Saab had stopped being on centre stage of Bollywood music but he still came up with scores in movies like “Ganwaar”, “Pakeezah”, “Taangewala” etc at the rate of one movie every other year or so. He even produced a few movies and “Taj Mahal- an eternal love story” in 2005 directed by Akbar Khan was the last released work that is a long journey of 65 years as his first independent work, according to various sites on the internet, was in 1940. He began by assisting Ustaad Jhande Khan, Mushtaq Hussain and such big names of that time before “Prem Nagar” happened in 1940.

Thanking the legend for the legacy that he has left behind.


Song-Ho maare bichhuaa jaisa dank (Chambal Ki Raani)(1979) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Naushad

Lyrics

haaye re haaye
haaye re haaye
ho maare bichhuwa jaisa dank
ho maare bichhuwa jaisa dank
jawaani mein akelapan
jawaani mein akelapan
ho jaise jaise beete raat
ho jaise jaise beete raat
zehar chadhe san san san
zehar chadhe san san san
ho maare bichhuwa jaisa dank
jawaani mein akelapan
jawaani mein akelapan
ho maare bichhuwa jaisa dank

din toh beeta jalte bujhte
kaise kategi raat
ke haaye re kaise kategi raat
main na maanoon aaj sajanwa,
rakh de dil par haath
sajanwa rakh de dil par haath
piya milan se aaj
o piya milan se aaj
mitegi mere dil ki jalan
mitegi mere dil ki jalan
ho maare bichhuwa jaisa dank
jawaani mein akelapan
jawaani mein akelapan
ho maare bichhuwa jaisa dank

roz anokha dard hai mera
roz niraali peer
jiya mein roz niraali peer
kal thha dil mein teer adaa ka
aaj nazar ka teer
ke laaga aaj nazar ka teer
aisa tadape hai jiya
ho aisa tadape hai jiya
dabaaye na dabe dhadkan
dabaaye na dabe dhadkan
ho maare bichhuwa jaisa dank
jawaani mein akelapan
jawaani mein akelapan
ho maare bichhuwa jaisa dank

aaa aa aa
aa aa aaa
aa ja re aa ja tujh ko pukaare
paayaliya ka shor
ke meri paayaliya ka shor
girta aanchal uthti umariya
ek chale na jor
kisi ka ek chale na jor
ek tere bina yaar
ho ek tere bina yaar
jawaani ho gayi dushman
jawaani ho gayi dushman
ho maare bichhuwa jaisa dank
jawaani mein akelapan
jawaani mein akelapan
ho maare bichhuwa jaisa dank


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