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Archive for the ‘Songs of 1948’ Category


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“Lakhpati”(1948) was directed by Ravindra Jaikar for Fim Chitra Corporation, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sulochana Chatterji, D M Sapru, Rajan Haksar, Om Prakash, Baby Tabassum, LLeela Chitnis, Narmada Shankar, Dharpure, Nagotkar, Satyapal etc in it.

This forgotten movie had eleven obscure songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Lakhpati”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is a typical melancholic song that was quite commonplace in Hindi movies those days. It is sung by Meena Kapoor. Qamar Jalalabadi 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 movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

with this song, “Lakhpati”(1948) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Sab mere sahaare toot gaye (Lakhpati)(1948) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

sab mere sahaare toot gaye
sab mere sahaare toot gaye
bas ek sahaara baaqi hai ae ae
bas ek sahaara baaqi hai ae
sabka insaaf to dekh liya
sabka insaaf to dekh liya
insaaf tumhaara baaqi hai ae
insaaf tumhaara baaqi hai ae
sab mere sahaare toot gaye

ummeed saath ab chhod gayi
jaati hui dil ko tod gayi
ummeed saath ab chhod gayi
jaati hui dil ko tod gayi
ab iske bhi tukde kar daalo
ab iske bhi tukde kar daalo
armaan bechaara baaqi hai ae
armaan bechaara baaqi hai ae
sab mere sahaare toot gaye

hum ro ro kar hi jeete rahe
aur khoon jigar ka peete rahe
hum ro ro kar hi jeete rahe
aur khoon jigar ka peete rahe
jeene ka nazaara dekh chuke
jeene ka nazaara dekh chuke
marne ka nazaara baaqi hai ae ae
marne ka nazaara baaqi hai ae ae
sab mere sahaare toot gaye
bas ek sahaara baaqi hai ae
sab mere sahaare toot gaye

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This article is written by Mahesh Mamadapur, 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.

Mukesh and his Composers – 14
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As we celebrate seven decades of freedom, patriotic songs continue to eulogize the glories of our nation. These songs have always had a special place in the hearts of all Indians. During the good old days of DD, many such songs were played throughout the day on such occasions. One of the very common songs that was invariably played was the Mukesh number “Chhodo Kal Ki Baaten” from the film ‘Hum Hindustani’ (1960). Coming from the baton of Usha Khanna in her second film as a composer, the song was sung with much gusto by Mukesh. The other famous song by Mukesh in this genre is obviously the title song from ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai’ (1960).

However a lesser known fact is that Mukesh sang nearly 20 film and non-film patriotic songs. The very first duet that Mukesh sang with Lata Mangeshkar – “Ab Darne Ki Koi Baat Nahin Hai” (from ‘Majboor’, 1948) as well as GeetaDutt – “Watan Ki Maati Haath Mein Le Kar” (from ‘Gaon’, 1947), are both patriotic songs.

Amongst his other patriotic songs, Atulji posted “Na Koi Raha Hai Na Koi Rahege” (from ‘Johar Mehmood in Goa’, 1965) a few weeks back.

The iconic song “Mera Rang De Basanti Chola” has been sung by many singers at different times. Mukesh too is involved in one of the versions from the film Shaheed (1965) which he sings along with Mahendra Kapoor, and Rajendra Mehta.

There are about a dozen more songs of Mukesh in the patriotic category and quite a few of them are yet to be posted. Since the list may not be complete and also as the other songs are not too well known, I will desist myself from making a list of all his patriotic songs at this stage.

However, as a regular feature in this series, a tabular column is always in order. Following is the list of the songs composed by Ram Ganguly, and sung by Mukesh.

S.No Name of Song Movie
(Year of release)
Co singer
(if any)
Lyricist
1 Raat ko ji haay raat ko ji Aag (1948) Shamshad Begum Majrooh Sultanpuri
2 Rab mere araj sun meri Aag (1948) Sailesh Mukherji Saraswati Kumar Deepak
3 Zinda hoon is tarah Aag (1948) Behzad Lucknowi
4 Aazad ho gaya Jalsa (1948) Ramesh Gupta

Aag (1948). As we are all well aware, this was the directorial debut of Raj Kapoor and Ram Ganguly had scored the music for the film. Some misunderstanding between the director and the composer resulted in a phenomenon called Shanker-Jaikishen. Rest as they say, is history.

Personally, for me, the music of ‘Aag’ is altogether on a different platform. There is something captivating in the compositions. I often listen to the songs from this movie, each time savouring the music.

The career of Ram Ganguly after ‘Aag’ was not a smooth ride. There were hardly any films that were musically successful. I was wondering if any of our more knowledgeable contributors have written a post on the life and career of the composer. And as expected, I found this post, aptly written by one of the most suitable persons to do so.

The two most famous songs of Ram Ganguly after his ‘Aag’ score are probably from ‘Gawaiyya’ (1954). The songs Aise Toote Taar Ke Mere Geet Adhoore Reh Gaye and Teri Yaad Ka Deepak Jaltaa Hai, once again bring to mind the velvet voiced memories of Talat Mehmood.

Coming to this post and the song in particular, it is a recently discovered song as it is not listed in Mukesh Geet Kosh. It is listed in the main Hindi Film Geet Kosh, but at the time of publication of volume 2 of HFGK, the detailed information of this song was not available. A patriotic song sung by Mukesh along with chorus, the song was recorded for ‘Jalsa’ (1948). From the Geet Kosh listings, it seems that a song with the same or a similar title is also included in the film ‘Desh Sewa’, also from 1948. I request for more clarifications and details about this re-use of the song by more knowledgeable readers.

It seems Ram Ganguly too did not use the voice of Mukesh in any of his films after ‘Jalsa’. The tally stands at 04 as listed above. There are some 18 songs in Jalsa (1948). One song has already been represented on the blog. It will be nothing short of a miracle if any of the remaining songs from Jalsa have the voice of Mukesh as he was one of the most sought-after playback singers during the time.

I thank Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji for helping me with confirming with the short list of all Mukesh songs under Ram Ganguly.

Before, I conclude the post; I just want to inform readers that the next post will be in my other series, with another recently discovered song, the hint as regards to the co-singer being “what will happen now”.

I take this opportunity to wish one and all, a very happy independence day.

Jai Hind.

Song – Azaad Ho Gaya Hai Hindostaan Hamaara  (Jalsa) (1948) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Ramesh Gupta, MD – Ram Ganguly
Chorus

Lyrics
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara
dekho farak raha hai
pyaara nishaan hamaara
dekho farak raha hai
pyaara nishaan hamaara

muddat ke baad hum ye
khushiyaan manaa rahe hain
muddat ke baad hum ye
diye jalaa rahe hain
muddat ke baad goonja
hai ye bulund naara
muddat ke baad goonja
hai ye bulund naara
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara

bharat hai runee unka
jo hain shaheed sachche
balidaan de gaye jo
boodhe jawaan bachche
un hi ke khoon se rangeen
hai ye chaman hamaara
un hi ke khoon se rangeen
hai ye chaman hamaara
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara

ab ek hi khwaaish hai
Netaji laut aayen
ab ek hi khwaaish hai
Netaji laut aayen
nav rashtra ke tirange
jhande ko sar jhukaayen
jhande ko sar jhukaayen
phir se buland kar den
Jai Hind ka wo naara
phir se buland kar den
Jai Hind ka wo naara
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara

bharat mein prem jyoti
phir se prabhu jaga de
phir se prabhu jaga de
toote huye dilon ko
phir ek tu banaa de
phir ek tu banaa de
mujhko hai mera bharat
ye swarg se bhi pyaara
mujhko hai mera bharat
ye swarg se bhi pyaara
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara
azaad ho gaya hai
hindostaan hamaara
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा
आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा
देखो फ़रक रहा है
प्यारा निशां हमारा
देखो फ़रक रहा है
प्यारा निशां हमारा

मुद्दत के बाद हम ये
खुशियां मना रहे हैं
मुद्दत के बाद हम ये
दिये जला रहे हैं
मुद्दत के बाद गूँजा
है ये बुलंद नारा
मुद्दत के बाद गूँजा
है ये बुलंद नारा
आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा

भारत है ऋणी उनका
जो हैं शहीद सच्चे
बलिदान दे गए जो
बूढ़े जवान बच्चे
उन हि के खूँ से रंगीं
है ये चमन हमारा
उन हि के खूँ से रंगीं
है ये चमन हमारा
आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा

अब एक ही ख़्वाहिश है
नेता जी लौट आयें
अब एक ही ख़्वाहिश है
नेता जी लौट आयें
नव राष्ट्र के तिरंगे
झंडे को सर झुकाएँ
झंडे को सर झुकाएँ
फिर से बुलंद कर दें
जय हिन्द का वो नारा
फिर से बुलंद कर दें
जय हिन्द का वो नारा
आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा

भारत में प्रेम ज्योति
फिर से प्रभु जगा दे
फिर से प्रभु जगा दे
टूटे हुये दिलों को
फिर एक तू बना दे
फिर एक तू बना दे
मुझको है मेरा भारत
ये स्वर्ग से भी प्यारा
मुझको है मेरा भारत
ये स्वर्ग से भी प्यारा
आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा
आज़ाद हो गया है
हिंदोस्तां हमारा



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.

In my previous article on the song “Kat Gayi Waadon Mein“, I have talked about Mulkhraj Bhakri, writer, producer and lyricist from the Lahore film industry, who became one of the many victims of the country’s partition in 1947 . In Bombay (Mumbai), due to his hard work, he regained his position in the Hindi film industry.  In this article, I propose to talk about one more victim of partition who was born with a silver spoon in a Gujarati family settled in Karachi and actively connected with the Lahore film industry in the 1940s. I am not talking about Dalsukh M Pancholi but director, Ravindra Dave who happened to be his nephew. Let me unfold Ravindra Dave’s story.

Ravindra Dave (also known as Ravin Dave, Ravinder Dave) was born on April 16, 1919 at Karachi in an affluent family. His father Seth Ratilal Dave had a flourishing business of film distribution for North Indian territories. Later, it became a well-known film distribution company, Empire Talkie Distributors, which specialised in importing American films for distribution in Northern India. This was the first film distribution company which undertook to distribute India’s first talkie ‘Alam Ara’ (1931) in Northern India. (I have found in some references on the internet which say that Pancholi’s were also connected with Empire Film Distribution).

Ravindra’s heart was already in the film distribution work and wanted to be like  his father. So he left school half way and joined his father’s company. His first assignment was to get the distribution of Prabhat’s films. He successfully concluded distribution deals for ‘Mahatma’ (1935), ‘Amar Jyoti’ (1936), and ‘Duniya Na Maane’ (1937).

With the success of the film distribution work, Ravindra became interested in film making. He persuaded his uncle Dalsukh Pancholi to make him Production Manager for his film ‘Chaudhary’ (1941). In his next film ‘Poonji’ (1943), Pancholi gave him the chance to co-direct the film along with Vishnu Pancholi. With his talent firmly established in film making, Pancholi gave him the assignment of writing the script for ‘Dhamki’ (1943) and directing it.

When Ravindra Dave was directing Pancholi’s next film, ‘Patjhad’ (1948), the partition happened and the communal riots that broke out in Lahore made him and Pancholis to come to Bombay with the completed reels of the film which was later released in 1948 after completion of the film in Bombay (Mumbai). For both Pancholis and Ravindra Dave, it was like starting their filmy career afresh.

As I had mentioned in my last article, Mulkhraj Bhakri was  also a victim of partition and had come to Bombay (Mumbai) after the partition along with his brothers. He became the rallying point for displaced film artists and technicians from Lahore. Bhakri who was the ‘de facto’ producer of the film ‘Chunariya’ gave Ravindra Dave his first assignment in post-partition India to direct the film. Next, Dave got Prakash Pictures’ ‘Saawan Baadhon’ (1949) to direct.

With the business acumenship which was in his blood, Dave produced his first film ‘Chakori’ (1949) which was directed by his brother, Ramnarayan Dave. In the meanwhile, his uncle Dalsukh Pancholi who was producing his first film ‘Meena Baazar’ (1950) in post-partition India, assigned the film to Ravindra Dave to direct it.

During his Hindi film career, Ravindra Dave directed about 30 films between 1943 and 1969 which include ‘Nagina’ (1951), ‘Moti Mahal’ (1952), ‘Bhai Saheb’ (1954), ‘Shikar’ (1955), ‘Chaar Minaar’ (1956), ‘Agra Road’ (1957), ‘Post Box 999’ (1958), ‘Guest House’ (1959), ‘Girls’ Hostel’ (1962), ‘Punar Milan’ (1964),‘Dulha Dulhan’ (1964), and Raaz’ (1967). The last Hindi film which he directed was ‘Road to Sikkim’ (1969). Most of the Hindi films which he directed  were those where  either Dalsukh Pancholi or Mulkhraj Bhakri was the producer / writer / lyricist etc.

From 1970 onward, Ravindra Dave got himself completely associated with Gujarati films with his debut film ‘Jesal Toral’ (1971) which was his home production. The film was made in Eastman colour and was one of the biggest hits in Gujarati cinema. Thereafter, he was exclusively with the Gujarati films directing  20-25 films until 1985.

Ravindra Dave breathed his last on July 21, 1992.

‘Chunariya’ (1948) was a box office hit film which helped  the career revival of some of the displaced persons from the Lahore film industry. The film was produced under the banner of Kuldeep Pictures of Kuldeep Sehgal from Lahore who seems to me to be more  a financier than the producer of the film. It was directed by Ravindra Dave. The story, dialogues, screen-play and lyrics were written by Mulkhraj Bhakri, and the production controller was his brother Lekhraj Bhakri, both from Lahore.

For music director Hansraj Bahl, the success of the film was a blessing  after continuous flops of his prior 4 to 5 films. The success of the film ensured that he was kept busy in his work for the next 5 years which became the busiest period of his career. Mohammed Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar who were yet to firmly establish themselves as playback singers, gave one of their best renditions of 1940s in this film with their hit solo songs, “Sab Kuchh Lutaayaa Hum Ne Aa Kar Teri Gali Mein” and “Dil e Naashaad Ko Jeene Ki Hasrat Ho Gayi Tum Se“, respectively.

‘Chunariya’ had 10 songs out of which 6 songs have already been covered in the Blog. Here is the 7th song “Hansi Le Ke Aaye Thhe Ro Kar Chale’ sung by SD Batish. The song is written by Mulkhraj Bhakri.

[Note: The above bio-sketch on the early life of Ravindra Dave is based on a short article written by character actor Janki Dass which appeared in May 1949 issue of ‘Sound’ magazine.]


Song – Hansi Le Ke Aaye The, Ro Kar Chale (Chunariya) (1947) Singer – SD Batish, Lyrics – Mulkhraj Bhakri, MD – Hansraj Behl

Lyrics

hansi le ke aaye thhe
ro kar chale
hum ashkon se daaman
bhigo kar chale
hum ashkon se daaman
bhigo kar chale
hansi le ke aaye thhe
ro kar chale
hum ashkon se daaman
bhigo kar chale ae
hum ashkon se daaman
bhigo kar chale

huyi duniya meri andher hai
huyi duniya meri andher hai
ho ye kismet meri ka koi khel hai
huyi duniya meri andher hai
huyi duniya meri andher hai
muqaddar ki kha kar thokar chale ae
hansi le ke aaye thhe
ro kar chale
hum ashkon se daaman
bhigo kar chale

kiya kis liye hamko qadamon se door
kiya kis liye hamko qadamon se door
o bataayaa to hotaa hamaara qasoor
kiya kis liye hamko qadamon se door
kiya kis liye hamko qadamon se door
chalen hain magar tere ho kar chale ae
hansi leke aaye thhe
ro kar chale
hum ashkon se daaman
bhigo kar chale

tamannaayen dil ki..ee
to dil mein rahi hain. . .
meri hasraten. . .
ban ke aansoo baheen hain
milaa thha jo mushkil se
kho kar chale
hansi le ke aaye thhe
ro kar chale
hum ashkon se daaman
bhigo kar chale ae. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हंसी ले के आए थे
रो कर चले
हम अशकों से दामन
भिगो कर चले
हम अशकों से दामन
भिगो कर चले
हंसी ले के आए थे
रो कर चले
हम अशकों से दामन
भिगो कर चले
हम अशकों से दामन
भिगो कर चले

हुई मेरी दुनिया मेरी अंधेर है
हुई मेरी दुनिया मेरी अंधेर है
हो ये किस्मत मेरी का कोई खेल है
हुई मेरी दुनिया मेरी अंधेर है
हुई मेरी दुनिया मेरी अंधेर है
मुकद्दर की खा कर ठोकर चले
हंसी ले के आए थे
रो कर चले
हम अशकों से दामन
भिगो कर चले

किया किस लिए हमको कदमों से दूर
किया किस लिए हमको कदमों से दूर
ओ बताया तो होता हमारा कसूर
किया किस लिए हमको कदमों से दूर
किया किस लिए हमको कदमों से दूर
चलें हैं मगर तेरे हो कर चले
हंसी ले के आए थे
रो कर चले
हम अशकों से दामन
भिगो कर चले

तमन्नाएँ दिल की॰॰ई
तो दिल में रही हैं॰॰॰
मेरी हसरतें॰॰॰
बन के आंसू बही हैं
मिला था जो मुश्किल से
खो कर चले
हंसी ले के आए थे
रो कर चले
हम अशकों से दामन
भिगो कर चले॰॰॰


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.

During 1945-47, Hindi film industry went through a difficult phase. The speculative gains made by some businessmen during the period of WWII which were partly chanellised in the film industry, dried up which affected the film production. When the film industry was just recovering from the after effect of WWII, communal riots broke out on the eve of as well as following the partition, affecting film productions at Bombay (Mumbai)whereas Lahore film industry was badly affected as many film financiers and technicians migrated to India.

M R Bhakri whose filmy career as a story writer and lyricist was taking shape in Lahore film industry just after the end of WWII, became one of the many victims of partition in 1947 from the Lahore film industry. He alongwith his brothers (all associated in the film industry) arrived in Bombay (Mumbai) soon after the partition.

Mulkhraj Bhakri (18/12/1913 – ??) was born in Gujranwala in Punjab (now in Pakistan). His father, Moolchand Bhakri was a store-keeper in Indian Army Service Corps (IASC) at Pathankot. He went to school in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad) in Pakistan.

According to character actor Janaki Dass, M R Bhakri was an ardent fan of films. He watched almost all the films which were shown in the theatres of his place. His memory was so sharp that he used to recite important dialogues from the films and also remembered most of the songs. It was natural that after completion of his Matriculation examination in 1931, he was keen to join the film industry.

M R Bhakri started his career as a Cinema Manager. But it took a long time to get his first break in the film ‘Arsi’ (1947) as story and dialogue writer. After the success of the film, M R Bhakri got two films – ‘Barsaat Ki Ek Raat’ (1948) and ‘Papiha Re’ (1948) for which he wrote story, dialogues, screen play and lyrics. Both these films were being produced in Lahore studios. Unfortunately, these two films became victims of partition and were temporarily abandoned. These films were later released in some parts of India.

After arriving in Bombay (Mumbai), he devoted his time to bring together most of the displaced actors and technicians from Lahore some of whom were associated with his films and helped the creation of a film production banner ‘Nigaristan (India) Films’. Simultaneously, he wrote story, dialogues, screen-play and lyrics for films like ‘Chunariya’ (1948), Saawan Baadhon (1949), ‘Naach’ (1949), ‘Roomal’ (1949) ‘Chakori’ (1949) and ‘Lachhi’ (Punjabi,1949). ‘Bansariya’ (1949) was his first film as a producer under the banner of Nigaristan (India) Films, for which he also wrote story, dialogues, screen play and lyrics.

In 1950s, he produced films like ‘Moti Mahal’ (1952), ‘Shah Behram’ (1955), ‘Alladin Leila’ (1957), ‘Guest House’ (1959) and ‘Bhangra’ (Punjabi, 1959). Thereafter, he was associated with films mostly as screen-play and dialogue writer. His last film as a screen-play and dialogue writer was ‘Sansaar’ (1971).

M R Bhakri had three brothers – Lekhraj Bhakri, Deshraj Bhakri and Rajkumar Bhakri. All brothers were associated with Hindi film industry. Lekh Raj Bhakri who started with Kuldeep Pictures as Controller of Production for ‘Chunariya’ (1948) eventually became a producer-director.

Some of the films which Lekhraj Bhakri produced/directed were mostly under the banner of Kuldeep Pictures, Jubilee Pictures, Golden Films and Tasveeristan. His notable films as director were ‘Rajput’ (1951), ‘Resham’ (1952), ‘Daak Babu’ (1954), ‘Naqaab’ (1955), ‘Fashion’ (1957), ‘Sahaara’ (1958). ‘Panchaayat’ (1958), ‘Shama’ (1961) and ‘Banarasi Babu’ (1962). Desh Raj Bhakri looked after the film production side and Rajkumar Bhakri was a Cinematographer. M R Bhakri’s son, Mohan Bhakri was also a producer-director who was mostly connected with about a dozen ‘B’ Grade horror films made during 1980-2000.

Manoj Kumar is a second cousin of Bhakri brothers. In fact, the first shot he gave was in the film ‘Fashion’ (1957) directed by Lekhraj Bhakri. In this film, the song ‘maati ko lazaana nahin mera desh hai mahaan’ was picturised on him. Manoj Kumar also got a side role in ‘Sahara’ (1958) which was also directed by Lekhraj Bhakri.

As I mentioned earlier, ‘Papiha Re’ (1948) was one of the two films which were under production in Lahore when communal riots broke out. The film’s producer, Kuldeep Sehgal along with M R Bhakri, the story and dialogue writer and other actors and technicians associated with the film arrived in Bombay (Mumbai) almost penniless. According to Janki Dass, it was M R Bhakri who organised the finance, casting, technicians and distribution for the film and got it released in 1948. In fact, in some references, M R Bhakri has been mentioned as the producer of ‘Papiha Re’ (1948) though the banner is Kuldeep Pictures owned by Kuldeep Sehgal.

‘Papiha Re’ (1948) was directed by Lahore-based Dawood Chand. The star cast included Amarnath, Akhtari, Pran, Asha Posley, Mumtaz Begum, G N Butt etc. Not much information about the story and plot of the film is available online. As happened with some of the films caught in the sword of partition in 1947, this film also did not get an all India release. The film was released in limited places in India.

The film had 12 songs written by Mulkhraj Bhakri which were set to music by Dhaniram, a debut film for him. Here is the film’s first song ‘kat gayi waadon mein kuchch waadon mein kuchch kat jaayegi’ to appear in the Blog. The name of the singer is not known but it is apparent that the voice is that of Ameerbai Karnataki.

Incidentally, a song with similar first line was also listed under the film ‘Dhamki’ (1945). But the singer, lyricist, and the music director were listed as ‘Zeenat Begum, D N Madhok, and Pandit Amarnath respectively. Unfortunately, I could not trace the song online.

With this song, ‘Paphia Re’ (1948) makes its debut in the Blog.

Note: The main source of information on the early life of Mulkhraj Bhakri is from an article written by the character actor Janaki Dass which appeared in July 1949 issue of ‘Sound Magazine’.


Song-Kat gayi waadon mein kuchh waadon mein kuchh kat jaayegi (Papeeha Re)(1948) Singer-Amirbai Karnataki, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Dhaniram

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aaa
kat gayi waadon mein kuchch
waadon mein kuchch kat jaayegi
aankh bhar aayegi jab
meri wafa yaad aayegi

jitna jee chaahe
sataa lo
ek din wo aayega
aa aa aa
jitna jee chaahe
sataa lo
ek din wo aayega
dard ban kar yaad meri
dil mein sau bal khaayegi
dard ban kar yaad meri
dil mein sau bal khaayegi

dekh lo o o
mere tadapne
ae ae ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae
kaa tamaashaa
dekh lo aa aa aa aa
dekh lo o o
aa aa aa aa
mere tadapne kaa
tamaashaa aa
dekh lo
aa aa aa aa
meri khaamoshi bhi tumko
ek din tadpaayegi
meri khaamoshi bhi tumko
ek din tadpaayegi
kat gayi waadon mein kuchch
waadon mein kuchch kat jaayegi
kat gayi waadon mein kuchch


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“Birhan”(1948) was directed by Kailash Bhandari for National Film Producers, Bombay. The movie had Roopa, Pran, Begam Parveen, Gul Zamaan, Ram Lal, Zaheer, Nafees Begam, Krishna Rane, Cuckkoo etc in it.

The movie had twelve songs in it that were penned by two lyricists vz. Bekal and Sarshar Sailaani but the distribution of songs among the two is not known.

One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Birhan”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Dilshad Begam. Lyricist is not known, as mentioned above. Music is composed by Pt Lachchiram.

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 song.


Song-Mere dard e dil ki duniya mein… main wo bekas hoon (Birhan)(1948) Singer-Dilshad Begam, MD-Pt Lachchiram

Lyrics

mere dard-e-dil ki duniya mein dawa koi nahin
mere dard-e-dil ki duniya mein dawa koi nahin
main wo bekas hoon ke jiska aasra koi nahin

saari duniya chhod kar
maine diya thha dil tujhe
saari duniya chhod kar
maine diya thha dil tujhe
bewafa iske siwa meri khata koi nahin
main wo bekas hoon ke jiska aasra koi nahin

tu jo mere paas thha
to sab zamaana thha mera
tu jo mere paas thha
to sab zamaana thha mera
ab zamaane mein mera
tere siwa koi nahin
main wo bekas hoon ke jiska aasra koi nahin

saari duniya chhod kar
maine diya thha dil tujhe
saari duniya chhod kar
maine diya thha dil tujhe
bewafa iske siwa
meri khata koi nahin
main wo bekas hoon ke jiska aasra koi nahin
mere dard-e-dil ki duniya mein dawa koi nahin
main wo bekas hoon ke jiska aasra koi nahin


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“Toote Taare”(1948) was directed by Harish for Omar Khayyam Films, Bombay. The movie had Sheikh Mukhtar, Shamim, Kanhaiya Lal, Mridula, Putlibai, Murad, Sudhir, Babu, S Ghosh, Sultan, Sharif, Kanchan Kumar, Anwaribai, Laddan, Agha Dehlavi etc in it.
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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.

In the 1940s, Lala Jagat Narayan of Jagat Talkies Distribution was one of the biggest controller of the chains of theatres and film distributions network in Northern India having his office at Chandni Chowk in Delhi. He was regarded as an undisputed king of film distribution and exhibition. By virtue of his experience in film distribution and exhibition business, he was in a better position to assess the likes and dislikes of the film audience.
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“Jeewan Yatra”(1946) was directed by Vinayak for Rajkamal Kala mandir, Bombay. This social film had Nayan Tara, Yakub, Baburao Pendhhrkar, Pratima Devi, Lata Mangeshkar, Shantarin, Sunalini Devi, Mehar Sultana, Sundar Bai, Dixit, Chandrakant, Daamu Anna Mavlankar, Nimbalkar, Parshuram, Kamal, Janki Das, Vikas etc in it.
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“Raees”(1948) was directed by Qaisar Sabai for Ballet Pictures, Bombay. This obscure “social” movie had Shanta Kunwar, Jawahar Kaul, M Beg, Urvashi, Balraj, Munshi Munaqqa, Malika, F Shah, Kabli, Usha Rani etc in it.
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“Grihasthhi”(1948) was directed by S M Yusuf for Aaina Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Faizi, Kuldip, Sulochana Chatterji, Masood, Sharda, Yakub, Shyama, Mirza Musharaf, Pran, Lalita Pawar etc in it.
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