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Archive for the ‘Songs of 1940s (1941 to 1950)’ Category


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“Romeo and Juliet” (1947) was directed by Akhtar Hussain for Nargis arts Concerns, Bombay. This movie, a home production of Nargis, had Nargis, Sapru, Anwar, Sunalini Devi, Nisaar, Johw Cawas, Hamid Muraad, Nazeer Kashmiri, Voilet, Pushpa, Abdul Rasheed, Amanullah etc in it.

Two songs from this movie has been discussed in the past. Here is the third song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali. Manoharlal Khanna is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala (long ago).


Song-Mausam ye suhaana arre ye mast zamaana (Romeo And Juliet)(1947) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Manoharlal Khanna, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

mausam ye suhaana
aa ha ha
aa ha ha
mausam ye suhaana
arre ye mast zamaana
arre ye mast zamaana
mausam ye suhaana
aa ha ha
aa ha ha
mausam ye suhaana
arre ye mast zamaana
arre ye mast zamaana

purke(?) bahaaren
makhmoor phizaayen
purke(?) bahaaren
makhmoor phizaayen
kyun kar meri jawaan
umangon pe na chhaayen
kyu kar meri jawaan
umangon pe na chhaayen
fitrat suna rahi hai
jawaani ka taraana
aa aa
mausam ye suhaana
aa ha ha
aa ha ha
mausam ye suhaana
arre ye mast zamaana
arre ye mast zamaana

o o o o o
titli main jaaun vaari
ye kaisi beqaraari
o o o
titli main jaaun vaari
ye kaisi beqaraari
phoolon ke labon ko tu
kyun choomti hai pyaari
phoolon ke labon ko tu
kyun choomti hai pyaari
kaisi hai dhun ye teri
har phool pe mandlaana
har phool se ras paana aa aa
mausam ye suhaana
aa ha ha
aa ha ha
mausam ye suhaana
arre ye mast zamaana
arre ye mast zamaana

hai mast teri nazren chehra tera kitaabi(?)
hai mast teri nazren chehra tera kitaabi(?)
duniya ko bana dogi tum ek din sharaabi ee ee
duniya ko bana dogi tum ek din sharaabi ee ee
aankhen hai teri
ya ki chhalka hua paimaana
ya jhoomta maykhaana aa aa
mausam ye suhaana
aa ha ha
aa ha ha
mausam ye suhaana
are ye mast zamaana
are ye mast zamaana
mausam ye suhaana

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“Roomaal”(1949) was directed by Ramchandra Thakur for Varuna Films, Bombay. This social movie had Nargis, Rehman, Jeewan, Indu, Jairaj, Badri Prasad, Majnu, Jillobai, Cuckkoo, Ramesh Thakur, Urvashi, Jankidas, Deepak, Peetoo, Boy Ratan, Azim, Shaamu, Mukesh, Sohanlal, Ahmad etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it that were penned by three lyricists and two music directors. While the distribution of songs among the lyricists is known, the distribution of the songs among the two music directors (Hansraj Bahl and Aziz Khan) is not known.

Three songs from the movie have been covered in the blog in the past. Here is the fourth song from “Roomaal”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by zeenat Begam. Roopbani is the lyricist. The music director is not known.

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


Song-Ae rote huye saawan mujhe kuchh to bataa(Roomaal)(1949) Singer-Zeenat Begam, Lyrics-Roopbaani

Lyrics

ae rote huye saawan
mujhe kuchh to bata
dil toot gaya mera
ab main karoon kya

ae rote huye saawan
hamne bhi kisi ko
thha apna banaaya
aur dil mein basaaya
usne bhi mohabbat ka aa
afsaana na suna
afsaana na suna

har zakhm mera dil hai ae
aur dil mein hain armaan
har zakhm mera dil hai ae
aur dil mein hain arman
kis kis ko main samjhaaun
mujhe ae ae itna to samjha
ae rote huye saswan
mujhe kuchh to bata
dil toot gaya mera
ab main karoon kya

aankh hon jo do chaar
to palkon mein chhupa loon
palkon me inchhupa loon
dariya ko bhala aankhon mein
loon kaise chhupa
loon kaise chhupa
ae rote huye saawan
mujhe kuchh to bata
dil toot gaya mera
ab main karoon kya


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“Kinaara” (1949) was directed by Ambalal Dave for New India Theaters, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, Madhusudan Acharya, Ram Singh, Sharda, Kanta Kumari, R S Dubey, Pandey, Charubala, M S Bhalla, Jamu Patel, S Nazir, Bismillah Khan etc in it.

Two songs (out of 12 in the movie) have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Kinaara” (1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Lyricist of this song is not known. . Madhusudan Acharya is the music director.

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

This rare song marks an “artificial” landmark for the blog. This song is the 2700th song from the decade of 1940s (1941 to 1950) to appear in the blog. The decade had 10254 songs from 1191 movies. The blog now has 2700 songs from 680 of these movies.


Song-O jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki (Kinaara)(1949) Singer-Lata, Madhusudan Acharya

Lyrics

o jaane waali
ye jawaani chaar din ki
jaane waali
ye jawaani chaar din ki
ye jawaani chaar din ki
jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki
ye jawaani chaar din ki
hansne gaane ki kahaani chaar din ki
ye kahaani chaar din ki
hansne gaane ki kahaani chaar din ki
ye kahaani chaar din ki

do din sukh ke
do din dukh ke
pal bhar mauj bahaar
ha ha ha ha ha
do din sukh ke
do din dukh ke
pal bhar mauj bahaar
dhale jawaani chadhe budhaapa aa aa
dhale jawaani chadhe budhaapa
kar lena tu pyaar
jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki
ye jawaani chaar din ki

roop khila kahin dhoop khili
hai masti ka baazaar aar
roop khila kahin dhoop khili
hai masti ka baazaar aar
pyaar se duniya mein bik jaata
bina mol sansaar
pyaar se duniya mein bik jaata
bina mol sansaar
jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki
ye jawaani chaar din ki

ye jawaani ee ee ee
ye jawaani ek lahar hai
jyun baadal ki chhaaya
rang raliyaan kar le tu bande ae ae
rang raliyaan kar le tu bande
tarsegi phir kaaya
jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki
ye jawaani chaar din ki
jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki
ye jawaani chaar din ki
o jaane waali ye jawaani chaar din ki


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“Heera”(1947) was a Jayant Desai Productions, Bombay presentation. It had Ishwarlal, Paro Devi, Mubarak, Revashankar, Lachhu Maharaj, Bhagwan Das, Sukumar, Gulaab, Baby Vimla, Shantabai etc in it.

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

Here is the fourth song from “Heera”(1947) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali. The lyricist of this song is not known. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

Lyrics of this song were sent by Avinash Scrapwala (long long ago).

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


Song-Aji thhandi hawa tadpaaye hai (Heera)(1947) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

aji thhandi hawa tadpaaye hai
aji thhandi hawa tadpaaye hai
ho tadpaaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaaye hai

keh raha hai ye behta paani ee ee
keh raha hai ye behta paani ee ee
jaane waali yoon hi jawaani ee ee
jaane waali yoon hi jawaani
apne joban pe kyun itraaye hai
apne joban pe kyun itraaye hai
ho itraaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaaye hai
aji thandi hawa tadpaaye hai
aji thandi hawa tadpaaye hai
ho tadpaaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaaye hai

bulbule tu suno kahaani ee ee
bulbule tu suno kahani ee ee
kya le duniya kya zindgani ee ee
kya le duniya kya zindgani
lehar aaye aur aake chali jaaye hai
lehar aaye aur aake chali jaaye hai
ho chali jaaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaye hai
aji thandi hawa tadpaaye hai
aji thandi hawa tadpaaye hai
ho tadpaaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaaye hai

keh raha hai ye behta paani ee ee
keh raha hai ye behta paani ee ee
jaane waali yoon hi jawaani ee ee
jaane waali yoon hi jawaani
apne joban pe kyun itraaye hai
apne joban pe kyun itraaye hai
ho itraaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaaye hai
jeewan ki naina bahi jaaye hai
aji thandi hawa tadpaaye hai
aji thandi hawa tadpaaye hai
ho tadpaaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaaye hai
jeewan ki naiyya bahi jaaye hai


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

This article is a tribute to an actor whom I started admiring for his acting calibre only a couple of years back. He became a star actor without having any godfather in Hindi film industry. During his filmy career of less than 15 years (1934-48), he donned the different kind of roles, mostly in negative shades, in around 30 films most of which became box office hits. Had there been a concept of super star in his days, he would have been the one among K L Saigal, Motilal, Surendra etc. The actor is Chandra Mohan and today, July 24, 2017 happens to be his 111th birth anniversary.

During my younger days, the only information I knew from words of mouth about Chandra Mohan was that he was the most handsome actor of his time. Even until a couple of years back, my awareness about him was restricted to his being from a Kashmiri Pandit family, about his filmography, watching him in VCD of films like ‘Pukaar’ (1939), ‘Roti’ (1942), ‘Humayun’ (1945) and ‘Shaheed’ (1948). Each of his roles in these films impressed me of his acting skill, the dialogue delivery and the expressions.

Chandra Mohan rarely got opportunity to work as hero in a conventional sense in his 30 odd films. Even in the films like ‘Bharosa’ (1940) and ‘Apna Ghar’ (1942) in which he was in the lead roles, he had some shades of negative characters like a seducer of his best friend’s wife and an autocratic husband, respectively. It is said that his facial features and cat eyes always created the shades of villain in him. His eyes were so powerful that even his innocuous smiles gave an impression of villainous smiles.

During the last two years or so when I was more into songs of the films of 1940s, I became aware of some of the important film personalities of that era and one of them was Chandra Mohan. I had read an interview of him taken by Hyacinth, a name under which Susheela Rani Patel wrote articles in ‘Filmindia’ magazines (November 1941). The interview was taken on the eve of the release of his film ‘Roti’ (1942). This was also a period when his career was at its peak. The interview gave me an impression of Chandra Mohan being a short tempered person, a self-centred egoistic man and a man of strong likes and dislikes.

Recently, I came across a moving obituary on Chandra Mohan written by Khorshed Dhondy, a film journalist who knew Chandra Mohan personally. The article appeared in April 1949 issue of SOUND Magazine, (Courtesy: Professor Surjit Singh’s Website). After reading the article, I had a different impression of Chandra Mohan – a kind hearted man, helped needy persons anonymously, a spend thrift during financially good times but accepted the life as it came in bad times. He was not arrogant but his frank talks may have given that impression.

Chandra Mohan Wattal (24/07/1906 – 02/04/1949) was born in Narsinghpur (presently in MP) in a Kashmiri Pandit family. His grandfather was the Diwan of Karauli State (now in Rajasthan) and his father was a member of the darbaar of Maharaja of Gwalior. Chandra Mohan lost his mother when he was a child. He was brought up by his maternal grandmother at Narsinghpur. His grandmother pampered him so much that he had become a spoilt child. It is not known whether he completed his high school.

Sometime in the 1930, after his father’s death, Chandra Mohan realised that his views and his grandparents views were poles apart. So he ran away from his house and reached Delhi. After changing job many times, he joined a film distribution company at Delhi at a monthly salary of Rs.35/-. The job entailed travelling for meeting film producers for negotiating terms for their film distributions.

On one such assignment, Chandra Mohan travelled to Kolhapur to discuss with the owners of Prabhat Film Company for negotiating the terms for distribution of their film ‘Sairandri’ (1933). V Shantaram saw in him the artistic potential – a handsome young man with his blue-greenish eyes which spoke more than his voice. He offered him a contract for the film which he refused. However, when Baburao Pendharkar left Prabhat, Chandra Mohan was asked to reconsider his decision. This time, Chandra Mohan met V Shantaram in Poona (Pune) and accepted the offer at a monthly salary of Rs.75/-. Thus he got his first role of a fanatic priest in Prabhat’s ‘Amrit Manthan (1934).

Chandra Mohan’s role in ‘Amrit Manthan’ (1934) was very much appreciated by both the cinegoers and the film critics. With his very first film, he had become a star. Thereafter, he worked for Prabhat’s ‘Dharmatma’ (1935) as an evil priest, in ‘Amar Jyoti’ (1936) as a tyrannical minister, and in ‘Wahan’ (1937) as autocratic Aryan king. Sometime in 1936, Chandra Mohan had differences with Shantaram over his remuneration which had remained the same despite the box office successes of his three films in a row. So he left Prabhat and joined Huns Pictures of Master Vinayak in 1937 on profit sharing basis.

After completing ‘Jwaala’ (1938), he quit Huns Pictures and joined Sohrab Modi’s Minerva Movietone. He got the role of Mughal Emperor Jehangir in ‘Pukaar’ (1939). His role had created so much impression that Maharaja of Kashmir, Hari Singh who was a close friend of Chandra Mohan, used to receive him personally at his royal palace and address him as Jehangir. In Minerva’s ‘Bharosa’ (1940), his role as a seducer of his friend’s wife was critically appreciated in the film’s review in ‘Filmindia’.

Keeping with his temperament, Chandra Mohan left Minerva Movietone too after doing just two films and became a free-lancer. During his free-lancing phase, he had done a double role in negative character in ‘Geeta’ (1940) – as Durga Khote’s husband and her son. His role of a ruthless businessman in ‘Roti’ (1942) and an autocratic husband in ‘Apna Ghar’ (1942) who ‘conveys more from his actions than the words’ were well appreciated. In ‘Shakuntala’ (1943), his portrayal of role as King Dushyant had many shades of emotions.

The World War II period (1939-45) brought significant speculative gains for businessmen. Some of them channelled the money in film productions. During this time, the remunerations of the star actors went up significantly. Chandra Mohan was one of the major beneficiaries of this trend as he did nearly 20 films during this period. According to a film journalist I referred to earlier, Chandra Mohan earned as much as Rs.18 lakhs during this period which was a big sum at that time.

However, Chandra Mohan’s good earnings came at a cost which was reflected in his career later. During the boom, he had accepted roles in the films of all sorts, some of which flopped at the box offices. During this period, he tried his hand in producing a film ‘Jhankar’ (1942) in partnership with his close friend M Kumar. This film too flopped at the box office.

Once the war was over, there was a slump in business activities which also got reflected in the film industry. However, keeping with his temperament, Chandra Mohan would not lower his remuneration nor would he approach film production banners for roles. The result was that he did not get any films during 1946 and 1947. During this period, whatever he had earned was majorly lost in gambling like horse races which he was very fond of. Also his lavish life style and partying with his close friends continued until all his earnings were exhausted. He had to sell his personal belongings like cars, race horses etc to maintain his routine expenses.

It was during this period that Chandra Mohan was afflicted with some kind of mental illness (probably depression) resulting in losing his mental balance. It is said that during this period, he used to get hallucinations quite often. It is during this time, he became extremely religious person as against the atheist earlier. He spent whatever little money he had for going on pilgrimage all over India and visiting places of all faiths.

In the film industry, when the chips are down for an artist, even his close friends desert him. Chandra Mohan was lucky that he had some close friends like Motilal, M Kumar, Ulhas, Ranjan Haksar who were genuinely attached to him irrespective of his financial conditions. They used to visit his house in Churchgate periodically to inquire about his well being.

I guess that the moral support (perhaps, discreetly financial too) which Chandra Mohan got from his close friends during his difficult times might have brought him to normalcy. After about 2 years of hiatus, he got an important role in Filmistan’s ‘Shaheed’ (1948). His stunning performance as a duty bound Deputy Commissioner whose son (Dilip Kumar) has become a revolutionary, was as memorable as that of Dilip Kumar in ‘Shakti’ (1982). His monologue in a court scene where, for the first time, he supports his son for his actions, is unforgettable. He also acted in Prakash Picutres’ ‘Raam Baan’ (1948) in the role of Ravan and ‘Dukhiyaari’ (1948) etc.

Unfortunately, Chandra Mohan’s second innings was short lived. On the morning of April 2, 1949, he breathed his last due to heart attack after a short illness of about 15 days. Baburao Patel, editor of ‘Filmindia’ wrote in his tribute to Chandra Mohan – ‘the lambs of the day can never reach the stature of the lion that died’.

Chandra Mohan’s untimely death was one of the main reasons for further delay of K Asif’s magnum opus, ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960) in which he was playing the role of Emperor Akbar. Some reels of the film was already shot.

Coming to the song for the occasion, from the VCDs of his films I have watched, I could not find any song which Chandra Mohan had lip synced on the screen. At last, I have settled for a background song picturised on him. The song is ‘Na Jaane Kahaan Ka Ye Jaadu Kiya Hai’ from the film ‘Shakuntala’ (1943). The singer of the song is not identified. My guess is that the singer is Khan Mastana.

There were 13 songs in the film written by Deewan Sharar and Ratan Piya. However, the song under discussion has not been identified as to which of the two lyricists had written the song. My take is that the song may have been written by Deewan Sharar as I find that 8 songs for which Ratan Piya have been accredited, have pure Hindi lyrics whereas the song under discussion have words like ‘adaayen’ ‘nighaayen’, ‘jahaan’ ‘jaam’ which a purist Hindi poet would generally avoid. Vasant Desai composed music for all the songs. Six songs from the film have been covered in the Blog.

‘Shakuntala’ (1943) was the first film produced and directed by V Shantaram after he left Prabhat films and set up Rajkamal Kala Mandir . The star cast included Jaishree, Chandra Mohan, Nimbalkar, Zohra, Ameena, Raja Pandit, Nana Palsikar, Shantarin etc. The film was a box office hit. It ran for 104 weeks in Swastik theatre in Bombay (Mumbai).

Interestingly, for his first film under his own banner, V Shantaram chose Chandra Mohan for the role of King Dushyant in the film despite their earlier disagreement in 1937 because of which Chandra Mohan had left Prabhat Films in 1937. Chandra Mohan had acknowledged in his interview that V Shantaram was the best director among the directors he worked with.


Song – Na Jaane Kahaan Ka Ye Jaadu Kiya Hai (Shakuntala) (1943) Singer – Unidentified Male Voice, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Vasant Desai

Lyrics

na jaane kahaan kaa ye
jaadoo kiyaa hai
kisi ne mere dil mein
ghar kar liyaa aa hai
na jaane kahaan kaa ye
jaadoo kiyaa hai
kisi ne mere dil mein
ghar kar liyaa aa hai

wo baanki adaayen
wo meethi nighaahen aen
wo baanki adaayen
wo meethi nighaahen
chale…en
chale phir wahaan par
jahaan dil diyaa hai
jahaan dil diyaa hai
kisi ne mere dil mein
ghar kar liyaa aa hai

inhin ne kiyaa aa mast
saare jahaan ko o
inhin ne kiyaa aa mast
saare jahaan ko o
jin aankhon kaa..aa
jin aankhon kaa
ik jaam hamne piya hai
hamne piya hai
kisi ne
mere dil mein
ghar kar liyaa aa hai
na jaane kahaan kaa ye
jaadoo kiyaa hai
kisi ne mere dil mein
ghar kar liyaa aa hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ना जाने कहाँ का ये जादू किया है
किसी ने मेरे दिल में घर कर लिया है

वो बाँकी अदाएं
मीठी निगाहें
वो बाँकी अदाएं
मीठी निगाहें
चले॰॰एन
चलें फिर वहाँ पर
जहां दिल दिया है
किसी ने मेरे दिल में घर कर लिया है

इन्हीं ने किया मस्त सारे जहां को॰॰
इन्हीं ने किया मस्त सारे जहां को॰॰
जिन आँखों का॰॰
जिन आँखों का इक जाम हमने पिया है
हमने पिया है
किसी ने
मेरे दिल में
घर कर लिया है
ना जाने कहाँ का ये जादू किया है
किसी ने मेरे दिल में घर कर लिया है


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

Remembering Geeta Dutt.

She passed away 45 years ago on 20th July in 1972, brining to close a tumultuous and tragic life, all of 41 years. A voice that held so much promise, and yes, she gave too, so many wonderful gems to remember her by. Just going by the numbers – the decade of 1950s carries close to 850 songs sung by her. And then, in the 1960s, she has recorded less than hundred. And the majority of them belonging to the first half of the decade.

Emotional stability and personal circumstances have such big impact on the performance and output of an artist. It is difficult, and even unfair, to comment on a artist’s portfolio of work, trying to juxtapose it against the personal ups and downs. But in some cases, it stands out quite starkly. The 1950s were the heydays for Geeta Rai, later to be Geeta Dutt, when she married Guru Dutt in 1953. But then, subsequently, a film maker’s life became an impediment in the relationship. Both spouses are artists and creators par excellence, and based on what is written about them, also very sensitive individuals. Thankfully, both are non-compete. And yet, the personal affairs, and the airing of these personal matters in public and media, took a heavy toll of personal energy and emotions, impairing to an extent, their abilities to perform.

In early 1960s, we see a slowdown in Geeta’s output. And then, the tragedy strikes – come 1964 and Guru Dutt is no more. The devastation that descends on Geeta is visible simply from the quantum of her artistic output. Especially in the latter half of 1960s, the songs by her are reduced to a trickle, with just a handful being recorded each year.

The decade turns into 1970s. Just one released film ‘Anubhav’ (1971) with a set of three superb renditions. For a moment, the media, the industry watchers and the listeners, are all agog. The expectations rise once again; here a comeback seems to be in the offing. But then a more tragic news follows almost immediately. She herself is gone; just in 1971 itself. A brilliant blaze that is gone in a flash. The world would no more hear any new songs in her voice. And the songs of ‘Anubhav’ – three recordings that are so full of life, are so reminiscent of the Geeta of 1950s – these become her swansong, so unfortunately. Speculations is all that remains.

For today’s remembrance I am able to pull out this touchingly poignant rendition from one of her very early films, not easily remembered and not easily available. The year is 1947. The industry and the listening public has already stood up to the vibrant sounds of ‘Do Bhai’ that have been rendered under the baton of SD Burman. In the same year, the film ‘Jadui Ratan’ was released. And this new voice of a young girl of 16 is taken up by Chitragupt, another relatively newcomer in the industry, for this film. The film is produced under the banner of Kismet Pictures, Bombay, and is directed by Natwar Shyam. Chitragupt had young Geeta Roy sing two duets and one solo song in this film.

I am presenting today the solo song – “Rut Badal Gayi, Wo Taraana Badal Gaya”. Geet Kosh lists two songwriters for this film namely Behzaad and Kamlakant. However, the assignment of specific songs to individual songwriters has not been made.

A tender and touching melody from seventy years ago, sung by a young girl of 16 at the time of recording. Listen to this beautiful rendition, and marvel at the emotive potential this voice carried, at that young an age.

 

Song – Wo Rut Badal Gayi Wo Taraana Badal Gaya  (Jadui Ratan) (1947) Singer – Geeta Roy, Lyrics -[Unattributed], MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

wo rut badal gayi
wo taraana badal gaya
tum kya gaye
ke hum se zamaana badal gaya

wo rut badal gayi
wo taraana badal gaya
tum kya gaye
ke hum se zamaana badal gaya

ye keh ke phir guzar gayi
fasl e bahaar bhi
phoolon mein tha jo apna thikaana badal gaya
tum kya gaye
ke hum se zamaana badal gaya

main kis tareh sunaaun
tumhen dastaan e dil
main kis tareh sunaaun
tumhen dastaan e dil
aankhon mein ashq aaye
fasaana badal gaya
tum kya gaye
ke hum se zamaana badal gaya

kumhla chuke hain phool
sitaare udaas hain
kumhla chuke hain phool
sitaare udaas hain
ab intezaar ka bhi
zamaana badal gaya
tum kya gaye
ke hum se zamaana badal gaya

wo rut badal gayi
wo taraana badal gaya
tum kya gaye
ke hum se zamaana badal gaya

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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वो रुत बादल गयी
वो तराना बादल गया
तुम क्या गए
के हमसे ज़माना बादल गया

वो रुत बादल गयी
वो तराना बादल गया
तुम क्या गए
के हमसे ज़माना बादल गया

ये कह के फिर गुज़र गयी
फस्ले बहार भी
फूलों में था जो
अपना ठिकाना बादल गया
तुम क्या गए
के हमसे ज़माना बादल गया

मैं किस तरह सुनाऊँ
तुम्हें दास्तान ए दिल
मैं किस तरह सुनाऊँ
तुम्हें दास्तान ए दिल
आँखों में अश्क आए
फसाना बादल गया
तुम क्या गए
के हमसे ज़माना बादल गया

कुम्हला चुके हैं फूल
सितारे उदास हैं
कुम्हला चुके हैं फूल
सितारे उदास हैं
अब इंतज़ार का भी
ज़माना बादल गया

वो रुत बादल गयी
वो तराना बादल गया
तुम क्या गए
के हमसे ज़माना बादल गया


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Today (20 july 2017) is the 45th remembrance day of Geeta Dutt (23 november 1930-20 july 1972). By that time, she had achieved so much in her chosen field of activity that she was assured of being counted among HFM legends. It is easy to forget that she was just 41 when she passed away. That way, she was one of those who departed for their heavenly abode quite early, yet achieved a lot in their fields and became legends. Some other such names that come to mind are Guru Dutt (her own spouse), Jaikishan, Shailendra etc.

As a tribute of Geeta Dutt, here is a song from “Aahuti” (1950) aka “Anokhi Qurbaani”. This movie was directed by Kulbhushan for Sansaar Movietone Limited, Bombay. It had Mumtaz Shanti, Ranjeet Kumari, sapru, Premkant, Kesari, Bikram Kapoor, Cuckoo, Nautiyal, Sudhir, Pitu, Khan Chaand, Mukul, Ratan Gaurang, Bhajanlal, Shyama, Krishna Rani, Neelam, Indra, Indubala, Uma, Gulnar Shirazi, Kathana etc in it.

This song, the second (out of twelve songs) to appear in the blog, is sung by Geeta Dutt. Tandon is the lyricist. Music is composed by D C Dutt.

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


Song-Dil jo tumko de diya (Aahuti)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Tandon, MD-D C Dutt

Lyrics

ho
dil jo tumko
ho dil jo tumko de diya
dard mol le liya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya
dil jo tumko de diya
dard mol le liya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya

khata yahi hui ke nazar tumse mil gayi
itni si baat badh ke kahaani si ban gayi
kisko bura kahen jo chain khud hi kho diya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya
dil jo tumko de diya
dard mol le liya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya

pahle to dil lagaane ko samjhe thhe kuchh nahin
samjhe thhe kuchh nahin
ab haath mal rahe hain ke dil kho gaya kahin
dil kho gaya kahin
hamne ganwaaya dil
hamen dil ne ganwa diya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya
dil jo tumko de diya
dard mol le liya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya

kehna main dil ka maan ke badnaam ho gayi
jitni chhipaayi preet tumse utni khul gayi
jo kah saki na munh se wo aankhon ne keh diya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya
ho dil jo tumko de diya
dard mol le liya
sochti hoon baar baar
haaye maine kya kiya
ye kya kiya
———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हो दिल जो तुमको
हो दिल जो तुमको दे दिया
दर्द मोल ले लिया
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया
हो दिल जो तुमको
हो दिल जो तुमको दे दिया
दर्द मोल ले लिया
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया

खता यही हुई के
नज़र तुमसे मिल गयी
इतनी सी बात बढ़के
कहानी सी बन गयी
किसको बुरा कहे
जो चैन खुद ही खो दिया आ
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया
दिल जो तुमको
दिल जो तुमको दे दिया
दर्द मोल ले लिया
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया

पहले तो दिल लगाने को
समझे थे कुछ नहीं
समझे थे कुछ नहीं
अब हाथ मल रहे हैं के
दिल खो गया कहीं
दिल खो गया कहीं
हमने गंवाया दिल
हमें दिल ने गंवा दिया आ
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया
दिल जो तुमको
दिल जो तुमको दे दिया
दर्द मोल ले लिया
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया

कहना मैं जिस का मान के
बदनाम हो गयी
जितनी छिपायी प्रीत तुमसे
उतनी खुल गयी
जो कह सकी न मुंह से
वो आँखों ने कह दिया आ
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया
हो दिल जो तुमको दे दिया
दर्द मोल ले लिया
सोचती हूँ बार बार
हाय मैंने क्या किया
ये क्या किया


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“Bijli”(1950) was directed by Sushil Sahu for Hindustan Chitra, Bombay. This “social” movie had Rehana, Ramesh Gupta, Sitara, Vilas Mohbe, Paro, Badri Prasd, Sushir Sahu, Amirbai Karnataki, Satya Narayan, Narbada Shankar, C L Shah, Kanta, Kazmi etc in it.

This movie had eight songs in it that were sung by five singers. Three songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Bijli”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khemchand Prakash.

The fact that Asha Bhonsle, then an up and coming struggler was offered a solo song by a music director of the stature of Khemchand Prakash means that Asha Bhonsle had begun to create favourable impression among music fraternity. This song is a good example to the early promise that Asha Bhonsle was showing, while trying to find her feet in the industry.


Song-Taqdeer bata kya meri khata (Bijli)(1950) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics

taqdeer bata aa
kya meri khata
taqdeer bata kya meri khata
taqdeer bata kya meri khata
jiski ye saza paati hoon main
jiski ye saz paati hoon main aen aen aen
ro ro ke hansoon
hans hans ke miloon
mil mil ke bichhad jaati hoon main
mil mil ke bichhad jaati hoon main aen aen aen
taqdeer bata aa

wo aas meri
dil ki dil hi mein toot gayi
ban ban ke meri taqdeer aakhir phoot gayi
ik dard liye seene mein sanam
ik dard liye seene mein sanam
khaamosh chali jaati hoon main
khaamosh chali jaati hoon main aen aen aen
taqdeer bata aa

main kis se kahoon
meri bhi kahaani khoob rahi
meri naav kinaare
aakar ke bhi doob rahi
nazdeek gayi jitni utni
nazdeek gayi jitni utni
ab door huyi jaati hoon main
ab door huyi jaati hoon main aen aen aen
taqdeer bata aa

barbaad thhi main
barbaad chali ee
tum shaad raho
o o o
haaye
dil ki dua
tum phoolo phalo
aabaad raho
aayi thhi tamannaayen lekar
aayi thhi tamannaayen lekar
aur khaaq liye jaati hoon main
aur khaaq liye jaati hoon main aen aen aen
taqdeer bata aa


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“Maa Ka Pyaar”(1949) was directed by Ram Daryani for Krishin Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Sulochana Chatterji, Ranjeet Kumari, Manorama, Jeewan, Kuldeep, Ratan, Kumar, Gope, Cuckoo, Babulal etc in it.

This obscure “social” movie had ten obscure songs in it.

One song from the movie has been covered in the past. Here is the second song from “Maa Ka Pyaar”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. I C Kapoor is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this “remonstrating with the Almighty” genre of song.


Song-Toone jahaan banaa kar ehsaan kya kiya hai (Maa Ka Pyaar)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-I C Kapoor, MD-Pt Govind Ram

Lyrics

tu ne jahaan bana kar
tu ne jahaan bana kar
ehsaan kya kiya hai
ehsaan kya kiya hai
bas khelne ka apne saamaan kar liya hai
bas khelne ka apne saamaan kar liya hai
ehsaan kya kiya hai
tu ne jahaan bana kar
tu ne jahaan bana kar
ehsaan kya kiya hai
ehsaan kya kiya hai

lekin tere khilaune aen
lekin tere khilaune
aansoo baha rahe hain
sun le pukaar unki ee ee
sun le pukaar unki
tujh ko bula rahe hain
tujh ko bula rahe hain
marne ki aarzoo mein
marne ki aarzoo mein
kab tab koi jiya hai
kab tab koi jiya hai

gar teri ye thhi khwaahish
ham munh se kuchh na kahte
gar teri ye thhi khwaahish
ham munh se kuchh na kahte
jo naach tu nachaata aa
jo naach tu nachaata
wo naachte hi rahte
jo naach tu nachaata
wo naachte hi rahte
matti ke but banaata
matti ke but banata
ye dil kyun de diya hai
ye dil kyun de diya hai
tu ne jahaan bana kar
tu ne jahaan bana kar
ehsaan kya kiya hai
ehsaan kya kiya hai


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

Today is a special day for Atulites and each one of us on our Whatsapp Group knows that it is Blog’s 9th anniversary. The Blog’s anniversary is the mother of all other celebrations connected with it. Otherwise how would it be possible to celebrate century songs, artists’ centuries, artists’ birth anniversaries, the remembrance days, other special occasions etc without the existence of the Blog?

Nine years ago – July 19, 2008, the first song “Miley Na Phool To Kaanton Se Dosti Kar Lee” appeared on the Blog and Atul ji’s aspiration became a reality. As I understand from the blog posts, in this project, he got encouragement and support from another Hindi film music lover, Raja ji. In any start-up blogging, the initial support from the like-minded persons is very crucial for the success of the blog. As the Blog continued its run, many like-minded persons joined the musical bandwagon.

I joined the Blog sometime in the last week of July 2011 by fluke. I was searching for details of a song on the Google which directed me to the Blog. On the same day, I went through many songs and comments thereon. I felt that this Blog was the place where I could get all relevant and authentic information about the songs at one place. The facility of listening to the song simultaneously with lyrics interested me. I think, in the same month, lyrics in different colours for different singers were introduced for easy identification of singers.

Within a few months of joining the Blog, I got to know of the contributions made by the regulars to the Blog. Among them, Sudhir ji and Arun ji were making significant contributions in enhancing the quality and the reputation of the Blog. They continue to do so. Those days, Sudhir ji was covering in his write-ups mostly the songs of KL Saigal. I used to feel awesome of his detailed analysis of songs, especially of ghazals with English translations.
I was amazed by some of the rare information Arun ji, was churning out regularly on the old Hindi films, of artists and sometime also anecdotes from his kitty (read Note Book) which he had meticulously preserved since his younger days. His knowledge about the forgotten artists of yore was inspiration in developing my interest in such artists. In addition, he was also unwittingly assisting Atul ji, in what is called in media jargon, ‘content audit’ of the blog posts – especially of the old film songs.

After my retirement from the service in June 2009, my relatives and friends used to ask me as to how I am going to spend my time in the post-retirement period. I would reply them by saying that travelling and trekking were my hobbies and I would plan my travels and treks accordingly to keep myself busy. Now, when they ask the same question, I reply them by saying that I have been keeping myself busy in doing some research on old films, their songs and the artists. A bewildered look from them gives me the enough indications that it is beyond their comprehensions that such an activity can keep a person busy on a continuous basis. It was mainly because of my association with the Blog that I have kept myself as busy as I was during my employment.

As we celebrate the 9th anniversary of the Blog today, it is a matter of great satisfaction that there are more like-minded regulars on the Blog today than say 5 years back. I had said earlier on some other occasion and I will repeat that the bandwagons will not move in a desired speed with safety unless it is hauled by a powerful and well maintained locomotive. And that locomotive for the Blog is none other than Atul ji.

Whenever I go through the mind blowing statistical data, most of which are manually updated, I feel that the kind of the work load which Atul ji has been handling on a day-to-day basis for a musical blog has no parallel. While the songs get added on the Blog on arithmetical basis, the work relating to the statistical updating increases in geometrical proportion. As more and more songs get added to the Blog, I am afraid, Atul ji may have to devote more time to keep the Blog up to date than the time required for posting the songs. Hopefully, some alternative system would be developed to automatically update the data with all possible combinations once the song is posted on the Blog.

Congratulations Atul ji and his bandwagons on the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the Blog. I wish you many wonderful years to come for achieving more milestones for the Blog.

On the occasion of the 9th anniversary of the Blog, I have chosen a romantic non-film song ‘Hum Jawaan Tum Jawaan’ (1940s) sung by ‘Bombay Saigal’, Surendra on the words of Pandit Indra. The name of the music director is not known. The orchestration of the song gives me an impression that the music arranger associated with the composition of this song could be one from Goa.

When I first heard this song a year ago, I remembered the song “Hum Aur Tum Aur Ye Khushi” from ‘Alibaba’ (1940). There is some similarity in Surendra’s style of singing in both the songs which have western shades of music.
I was not aware that Surendra had sung many non-filmy songs in his early filmy career. As far as know, none of his non-fimly songs were available on YT until last year when I uploaded his 4 NFSs on YT out of around 20 available on Prof. Surjit Singh’s website.

The music composition for the song under discussion is the reminiscence of the influence of soft classical music of Western countries on Indian music scenes in the 1940s. Pankaj Mullick has sung a song “Praan Chaahe Nain Na Chaahe“(1940) based on Rabindranath Tagaore’s Bangla composition influenced by waltz music of the west. Even, Naushad, a bhakt of purity in Hindi film music, could not avoid waltz’s influence in “Ta Ra Ri Aa Ra Ri” in ‘Daastaan’ (1950).

With the song under discussion, Surendra makes a debut on the Non-Film Song’s segment of the Blog.


Song – Hum Jawaan Tum Jawaan, Husn Ishq Bhi Jawaan (Surendra NFS) (1940s) Singer – Surendra, Lyrics – Pt Indra, MD – [Unattributed]

Lyrics

hum jawaan tum jawaan
husn o ishq bhi jawaan
hosh kehta hum naadaan
hum jawaan tum jawaan

jab raaton ko chhaaye andheraa
apni duniya mein saveraa
jab raaton ko chhaaye andheraa
apni duniya mein saveraa
yaad mein unke dil kaa machalnaa
yaad mein unke dil kaa machalnaa
girnaa sambhalnaa uchalnaa
girnaa sambhalnaa uchalnaa
hum jawaan tum jawaan
husn o ishq bhi jawaan
hosh kehta hum naadaan
hum jawaan tum jawaan

ik halki si tees
ik meethi kasak
ik halki si tees
ik meethi kasak
apne jeene ke ye saamaan
apne jeene ke ye saamaan
ik tirchhi nazar
ik neechi nazar
ik tirchhi nazar
ik neechi nazar
hum to hotey hain un pe qurbaan
hum to hotey hain un pe qurbaan
hum jawaan tum jawaan
husn ishq bhi jawaan
hosh kehta hum naadaan
hum jawaan tum jawaan

chhoti raaten laakhon baaten
chhoti raaten laakhon baaten
laakhon hain armaan
laakhon hain armaan
dil kehta aaraam jawaani
dil kehta aaraam jawaani
hum kehten toofaan
dil kehta aaram jawaani
hum kehten toofaan
hum jawaan tum jawaan
husn ishq bhi jawaan
hosh kehta hum naadaan
hum jawaan tum jawaan
———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

हम जवां तुम जवां
हुस्न ओ इश्क़ भी जवां
होश कहता हम नादान
हम जवां तुम जवां

जब रातों को छाए अंधेरा
अपनी दुनिया में सवेरा
जब रातों को छाए अंधेरा
अपनी दुनिया में सवेरा
याद में उनकी दिल का मचलना
याद में उनकी दिल का मचलना
गिरना संभलना उछलना
गिरना संभलना उछलना
हम जवां तुम जवां
हुस्न ओ इश्क़ भी जवां
होश कहता हम नादान
हम जवां तुम जवां

इक हल्की सी टीस
इक मीठी कसक
इक हल्की सी टीस
इक मीठी कसक
अपने जीने के ये सामान
अपने जीने के ये सामान
इक तिरछी नज़र
इक नीची नज़र
इक तिरछी नज़र
इक नीची नज़र
हम तो होते हैं उन पे कुर्बान
हम तो होते हैं उन पे कुर्बान
हम जवां तुम जवां
हुस्न ओ इश्क़ भी जवां
होश कहता हम नादान
हम जवां तुम जवां

छोटी रातें लाखों बातें
छोटी रातें लाखों बातें
लाखों हैं अरमान
लाखों हैं अरमान
दिल कहता आराम जवानी
दिल कहता आराम जवानी
हम कहते तूफान
दिल कहता आराम जवानी
हम कहते तूफान
हम जवां तुम जवां
हुस्न ओ इश्क़ भी जवां
होश कहता हम नादान
हम जवां तुम जवां


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