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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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Today’s song is from the film Dhoomketu-1949.

No,no, this film is not on any Astronomical topic. The name Dhoomketu is the name of the film’s Hero, whose name in the film is Inspector Comet ! This was a regular stunt film from the stable of Homi Wadia’s Basant pictures. It featured Fearless Nadia, John Cawas in the lead along with the usual stunt film actors like Boman Shroff, Azeem Bhai, Dalpat, Habeeb, Rajani, Sona Chatterjee and others. The film was directed by Homi Wadia, the music was by A.Kareem and the songs were by Kareem and Rajjan.

Most of us like to see films, be it on a TV, in a cinema hall, or through DVD. Some like old films, some like new films. Did you ever see films like, Khooni Khanjar, Dagabaj Doctor, Shaitan ka paash, Char chakram, Daku Rani Talwarwali, Jaadu ka dandaa, Zinda Laash, Revolver Rani, Sinbad-Aladdin-Alibaba, Flying man, Fighter Sheela, Khooni Darinda, Tarzan aur Jadugar, Tarzan aur Jadui Chiraag, Golden Gang, Murde ki jaan khatare mein, or Jadui putli ?

I bet none of these movie names have been even heard by you ever. These are all STUNT FILMS or in other words ‘C’ grade films. In India I really wonder how the classification or Grading of films is done, or who is the person or the body authorised to do it. Because Censor Certificates do not label A, B or C grades at all.
Then how does this happen ?
My guess is that films are graded on 2 counts- One, The cost of production or Budget and the class of stars in it and Two, The class of people for whom the film is made or directed, like the Rich, middle and the Poor class. Whatever the basis, there is a very thin line between A and B grade films, while between these two and the C grade films, the line is very Bold and thick indeed !

Stunt films, Costume films, fantasy films and purely Religious films are normally treated as C grade films. These film do not carry any prestige, the actors working in them are exclusive to C grade films, the production values and the budget is quite low and most important, they are ALWAYS shown in theatres situated in older parts of the town, single screens, or only for Morning shows or in Theatres generally frequented by lower strata of society. A person seeing/loving or craving for such films is generally considered a ‘Low’ creature and a person with ‘child brain’.

In India ,this is the fate of C grade films. Actually these films have everything that A and B grade films have, like, story, songs, dances, fights etc, but still, the treatment given to handling of the story etc. in the films is very poor or lacking in expertise.

Stunts have improved, Technology has evolved but the participation of Zippy the Monkey, Tiger the Horse, Moti the Dog, parrots, snakes and khatara cars named Rolls Royce ki beti and Austin ki Bachhi is missing ! The contribution of Fearless Nadia in making Stunt films popular can not be denied, but then she had the backing of companies like Wadia Movietone. Basant pictures, Ranjit, Sagar, National etc. When you read the stories of these films please don’t employ Logic or common sense to it. This is a different world altogether. The set of actors is fixed, many times the composers are unheard of or they are known composers now in bad shape, the Directors are typical and the production houses are exclusive to churn out such films.

It is, nevertheless, a fact that many well known and famous actors and actresses of the 40s and 50s evolved from the stunt films of yore. Examples are Jairaj or Master Bhagwan.Can you believe that this roly-poly Bhagwan dada was a great body-builder when he started in stunt films in the late 30s ? Lalita Pawar(Amboo), Madhuri, Rampyari, Miss Moti, Sabita Devi, and Sulochana (Ruby Myers) are some female examples who graduated to Social films via Stunt films.

C grade films were those films which were made by not so famous banners, almost unknown actors, directors and composers. Usually C grade films used to be action/stunt films, made on shoestring budgets, having a fixed storyline resembling Tarzan, Hercules or Hollywood action films of Robin Hood, with the background of a jungle, Tribal people, King-Queen-wicked Vazir and similar stories. C grade films were always quickies, made on shoe-string budgets. During the late 30s and 40s, Master Bhagwan action films used to be completed in about Rs. 50,000 only- including studio rent, sets, artistes’ fees and other expenses. C grade films had a captive audience comprising factory workers, daily wagers, Low grade earners and students. However, such films used to rake in big profits to the film makers. Therefore, even top class banners sometimes made C grade films, to make up for their losses in big film flops.

There were certain production houses specialised and thriving on such films, like Paramount films, Jagriti films, Mohan pictures, Wadia Movietone etc etc. The actors and actresses of such films were fixed. Since the studio system was in vogue, the film studios usually had their actors and directors fixed. Music directors were of no consequence, so anybody would do. Well known composers like C.Ramchandra used to take another name while composing music for C grade action films. Music assistants of famous composers used to give music to such films. Well known composers falling on bad days also gave music to such films. C grade films rarely made Commercial records for their film songs, so such songs are a real rarity even with big collectors.

Some common and regular names one found in Action/Stunt films are, Nadia, Boman Irani, Sayani, Bilimoria bros, Cooper sisters, Zohra Khatun, Ameena Khatun, Khatun Bai, Prakash, Adjania, Noorjehan (sr.), Moosa Pehelwan, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Baburao Pehelwan, Marutirao Pehelwan, Azim bhai, Basheer, Ali, Bachha, Chandra Rao, Harishchandra Rao, Shankar Rao, Master Bhagwan, Mirajkar, Jamshed, John Cavas, Lalita Pawar, Navin chandra…and many such names. Barring a few names like Lalita Pawar, Bhagwan, Nadia etc, all the other action film actors remained unknown. No one knows anything about them.Actors like Baburao pehelwan, Marutirao Pehelwan ( He was the Hero in the First Gujarati Talkie film ‘ Narsi Mehta ‘), Chandra Rao, Sayani etc were quite famous in their times, but except their Filmography (thanks to HFGK), nothing more is known about them. All of them ended with only mere names !

In my younger age I was fond of stunt films and used to travel to theatres in the Old city part of Hyderabad, to watch films featuring Kamran (father of famous choreographer and Director Farah khan and Director, comedian, Anchor Sajid Khan), Naazi, Bhagwan and many such actors.” Adventures of Captain Marvel” and “Trip to the Moon” were my favourites from Hollywood’s Republic Serial productions.

In the 50s and 60s, some respectability to these stunt films was brought by actors like Mahipal, Ranjan, Dara Singh, Azad, Hemant Birje etc. The set of Heroines was also set to Mumtaz, Tabassum,Vijaya Chaudhary, Indira, Nishi etc. Mumtaz started with Stunts and graduated to greater heights and was counted in Top actresses of her days. Costume and Stunt films like Baaz, Insaniyat and Azaad etc were made respectable by the stars acting in them. Over a period the picture changed and nowadays every alternate film has breath-taking stunts done by almost all top Heroes, thanks to SFX, of course !

This film featured Fearless Nadia. There are plenty of articles on her on the internet. Even the Grandson of J.B.H.Wadia- Roy Wadia has written on her. So I will only give a short bio of Nadia here, without many small details. ‘Circus Queen’-1959 is almost the last film of Fearless Nadia. After this film, she just did one more token film, ‘Khiladi’ in 1968. Starting from the 1933 film ‘Laal e Yaman’, Nadia did about 43 films. Most of them were for Wadia Movietone and later for Basant pictures of Homi Wadia. Here is a short note on Nadia…
In the 1930s, when the silent era was giving way to the Talkie films, there appeared on Hindi Film screens a dashing young woman who ruled over men and told them “Don’t ever take women for granted. If the nation is to be freed, the women have to be freed first.” (dialogue from the film ‘Diamond Queen’ (1940).)

Mary Evans (Fearless Nadia’s real name) was a devout catholic. She was born on 8-1-1908 to a Scottish father and a Greek mother, in Perth, Australia. The family later traveled to India. Her father, a British Army soldier, was based in Bombay. She wanted to be a singer and a dancer. She learnt dancing from father and singing from mother. She sang in the local church choirs on Sundays. In 1915, when her father died in WW I action, they shifted to first Peshawar and then returned to settle in Bombay. She joined a dancing troupe.

One Mr. Eruch Kanga, owner of Lahore cinema saw her performance in the troupe and told the Wadia Brothers, who were looking for a heroine. They called her for an interview. After seeing her, the brothers realized the difficulty in making a white woman a Heroine in Hindi films. In the interview, JBH Wadia said, “I have never heard about you before”, to which she retorted,”I too had not heard your name till this morning”. The brothers were impressed and she was appointed in Wadia Movietone. To test her, she was given small roles in films which were in the making, like Lal e yaman and Noor e yaman, while she studied speaking Hindi.

She was launched with the film ‘Hunterwali’ -1935, a dramatic story of a princess trying to rescue her kidnapped father and salvage his empire. It was an unconventional role and a new subject for the Indian audience.

The film opened in Super cinema on Lamington Road, Bombay and became an instant hit. It was like a revolution. Audience was thrilled to see a white woman, donning a mask and cracking a whip at her tormentors. They were awed, happy and mesmerised, wanting more of it .She was named NADIA based on an astrologer’s advice. They added FEARLESS for her in the ads. Hunterwali was only a prelude to a remarkable career. Encouraged by the success of ‘Hunterwali’, films were made on the cause of social injustice, women’s emancipation, corruption, land grabbing and exploitation of the poor. She always played roles like King Arthur and Robin Hood.

Her films had a set of characters. There was her pet horse – Punjab Ka Beta, Gunboat the Dog and her jalopy was called Rolls Royce Ki Beti (later when Homi Wadia started Basant Pictures with her, there was Horse Rajput, Dog Moti and the car – Austin Ki Bachhi). In her films, usually the villain was Sayani (his stock line was “Dekha Jaayega”). John Cawas and Boman Shroff – the heavyweight bodybuilders usually played the Heroes. Her stunts became more dangerous and death defying with every film. She did all her stunts herself, breaking her bones many times while performing them. From 1933 to 1968 she did about 43 films. Her pet name in many films (starting with ‘Hunterwali’) was Madhuri.

She had married and divorced early and also had a son. Later she was in love with Homi Wadia, but could not marry him due to the opposition of his mother. They married in 1961 after his mother died. She was 53 years old by then. In her last days she was frequently seen in the lanes of Colaba in Bombay, taking her dogs for walks. I remember going to Colaba in the early 1980s with a friend, only to see her. In 1993, her great grand nephew Riyad Vinci Wadia made a documentary on her, in which she had appeared.

She died peacefully on 9-1-1996.

I met NADIA !

Nadia has a special place in my memories. Sometime in 1972, one of my friends, Mahesh Sharma, who lived in Colaba, Bombay, told me that he frequently sees Nadia in a Garden where he went for his morning walks. She lived near his apartments. Anxious to meet her and talk to her, I stayed with Sharma ji overnight. Next day morning, we both went to that garden. Sure enough, after some time Nadia entered the garden with two of her dogs. She sat on a bench and her servant took the dogs for their walks. Mahesh had a casual acquaintance with her. He greeted her and said ” this is my friend Mr. Deshmukh. He is your great fan “. I greeted her and recited names of her 10-15 films which I had seen. She looked suitably impressed . She smiled and we talked for a few minutes and left. Alas ! In those days, there was no Mobile phone, otherwise I would have had my photos with her as a prize possession. Anyway, I will never forget my meeting with her- the great Stunt Queen, The Fearless Nadia !

Today’s song is a duet. After hearing this song I felt that this tune is familiar, but I could not pinpoint the song. In case you get that song’s name please do inform me.


Song- Tu hai mujh se door main tujhse door (Dhoomketu)(1949) Singers-A Karim, unknown female voice, Lyricist- Karim, MD- A Karim

Lyrics

Aao o o o
aao o o o

Tu hai mujhse door
main tujhse door
jiya ghabraaye
ghabraaye
bhala ab kaise dil ki baat ho
Tu hai mujhse door
main tujhse door
jiya ghabraaye
ghabraaye
bhala ab kaise dil ki baat ho

tu Poona main Agra
mere dil se nikle haaye
haaye ke kaise tera mera saath ho
tu Poona main Agra
mere dil se nikle haaye
haaye ke kaise tera mera saath ho

ya to tu aa jaa ya mujhko
apne paas bulaa le
ya to tu aa jaa ya mujhko
apne paas bulaa le
paas na aana
door hi rahkar dil ki dheer bandhaa le
paas na aana
door hi rahkar dil ki dheer bandhaa le

dil ki dheer bandhaana ho to
muhko apna bana le
dil ki dheer bandhaana ho to
muhjko apna bana le
hum donon mil jaayen
to itni mere paas aa jaaye
mere haathhon mein tera haath ho
Tu hai mujhse door
main tujhse door
jiya ghabraaye
ghabraaye
bhala ab kaise dil ki baat ho

khade khade photo khinchwaana
hade khade photo khinchwaana
hanskar dil par teer chalaana
tujhe yaad rahe

door door se baaten banaana
door door se baaten banaana
jalti dhoop mein dil ko jalaana
tujhe yaad rahe

koi jalaa karey
mara karey
gala karey
sadaa karey
jalne waale jalaa karen
ho jalne waale jalaa karen
jab kismat apne saath ho

Tu hai mujhse door
main tujhse door
jiya ghabraaye
ghabraaye
bhala ab kaise dil ki baat ho
tu Poona main Agra
mere dil se nikle haaye
haaye ke kaise tera mera saath ho


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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5131 Post No. : 17086

Today’s song is a comedy duet from the film ‘Roshni’ (1949).

The film was made by Standard Pictures Corporation, Bombay. It was directed by Ramanlal Desai and the MD was C Ramchandra. The lyricist was PL Santoshi. The cast of the film was Rehana, Nihal, Pran, VH Desai, Mumtaz Ali, Sophia, Chand Barq, Indira, Shama, Zarine, Ishrat etc.

After making it in Hindi films as an MD for film ‘Sukhi Jeevan’ (1942), C Ramchandra had joined Jayant Desai productions on a salary of Rs. 300 pm. He gave successful films like ‘Bhaktaraj’ (1943), ‘Zaban’ (1943), ‘Lalkar’ (1944), ‘Manorama’ (1944) and ‘Samrat Chandragupta’ (1945), C Ramchandra felt that he deserved a salary increase. As Jayant Desai was not ready to increase it to his desire, he left the company. After a few months, with the help of Kavi Pradeep, C Ramchandra joined Filmistan, where he got what he wanted, namely salary of Rs. 1,000 pm and freedom to give music to outside films also.

While he continued with Filmistan, he reached his peak in career by giving hit musicals like ‘Safar’ (1946), ‘Shehnai’ (1947), ‘Sajan’ (1947), ‘Nadiya Ke Paar’ (1948), ‘Khidki’ (1948), ‘Patanga’ (1949), ‘Sargam’ (1950) and many more. Meanwhile he was giving music to films of other production companies, but managing a proper balance with Filmistan films. ‘Roshni’ (1949) was also one such film.

Taking a look at the cast, I found 3 actresses of interest, about whom not much is known to common lovers of old films and music. The first was Shama. During the period of 1930’s and the 1940’s, there were 3 actresses with the name Shama or Shyama. The first of them was Shyama Zutshi, second was Shama Dulari and the third was actress Shyama, who ruled in the 50’s and the 60’s with over 160 films.

Shyama Zutshi was the first Kashmiri Girl who joined films in 1934. She acted in many films, some of which are :-

1 ‘Vishnu Bhakti’ in 1934
2 ‘Laila Majnu’ in 1935
3 ‘Khooni Jadugar’ in 1939
4 ‘Kaarwaan e Hayaat’ in 1935

Shyama Zutshi belonged to a well to do family of Lahore. Her father was a barrister. She was quite a successful and sought after actress but suddenly she moved out from films and focused on politics and freedom struggle. Shyama was a congress leader .

Another reason for her to quit films was the presence of a fellow Kashmiri Actor Chander Mohan Wattal. Chander Mohan would always tell her to quit as according to him acting in films was not meant for girls from good families . Chander Mohan Wattal opposed the entry of Kashmiri girls to films .

The second was Shama Dulari. Not much is known about her personal life. Shyama Dulari hailed from a small city of Madhya Pradesh. She was interested in acting and had acted in school and college dramas. After education, she came to Bombay and appeared for a screen test and interview at Filmistan. She passed the test, but did not like the salary that was offered.

She went to Poona and met WZ Ahmed of Shalimar Pictures. He was quite impressed with her and signed an exclusive contract for 3 years, offering her a very lucrative salary. However in the next two years she acted only in two films – ‘Meerabai’ (1947) and ‘Shehzadi’ (1947). Due to the contract, she could not work anywhere else also.

After 1947, when Ahmed migrated to Pakistan along with Neena, she came to Bombay. Jayant Desai signed her for the lead role in the film ‘Lakhpati’. Unfortunately, due to her father’s illness, she had to leave Bombay and go back to her native city in MP. She came back and tried to get work. She worked in films like ‘Rangeela Rajasthan’ (1949), ‘Shair’ (1949), ‘Roshni’ (1949), ‘Rooplekha’ (1949), ‘Naqli Baap’ (1949), ‘Jal Tarang’ (1949), ‘Ek Teri Nishani’ (1949), ‘Char Din’ and ‘Dolti Naiya’ (1950). Her last known film was ‘Babul’ (1950) wherein she did a small role.

No information after that. Problem was that at the same time the famous actresses Shyama (Khurshid Akhtar) and Shyama Dulari were in the film line. Shyama initially was acting under the names like Baby Akhtar, Baby Khurshid and Baby Shyama; whereas Shama Dulari was credited as Shama, Shama Dulari and sometimes Shyama also. I listed films in Shyama’s name and tried to see the credits of films which were available. Though very few films are available on You Tube, I tried to separate the films for Shama Dulari based on her credits and by conjuncture. Still there could be some errors, which will be corrected when proof comes up suitably.

The third was Shyama, too well known to write anything about. We all know her well.

The case of Shama Dulari was different. She was actually a victim of an intentional restrictive contract. When she signed a contract with WZ Ahmed of Shalimar Pictures, Poona, little did she know that she would rot there without work for 3 years ! The company used her only in 2 films – ‘Shehzadi’ (1947) and ‘Meerabai’ (1947). Rest of the time she was paid only half salary and legally she was prohibited from working elsewhere. It was only after Ahmed migrated to Pakistan, with Neena and without paying the staff salaries, she became a free bird.

Such cases were not uncommon in the Hindi film industry. This happened with actress Meena Shorey too (Lara Lappa girl) and Sohrab Modi, who demanded Rs. 60,000 from her to remove a legal case against her for breaking their contract and working in a Lahore film. It was with the intervention of Mehtab, that the amount was reduced to Rs. 30,000, which Meena had to pay through her nose to avoid legal action.

Same happened with Mrudula, the first heroine of Dilip Kumar in the film ‘Jwaar Bhata’ (1944). She had signed a contract with Devika Rani of Bombay Talkies for work in the films. However, after ‘Jwaar Bhata’, she did not get any film. After 1945 end, Devika Rani left Bombay Talkies, selling all her shares and getting married to ‎Svetoslav Roerich,  a Russian artiste, leaving Mrudula to rot for the remaining 3 years without work and thus spoiling her career.

This also took place with the firebrand actress Shanta Apte, when Prabhat Film company threatened her to take legal action if she worked in films of other companies, breaking their contract. She was a tough person. She staged a demonstration at the gates of Prabhat film company and also sat for Fasting (अन्न सत्याग्रह). Newspaper reporters were called, and for the fear of bad publicity, Prabhat compromised and relieved Shanta Apte unconditionally !

The third name in the cast is Indira (Wadkar). In the 40’s and 50’s, there were 3 Indira named actresses. Indira Wadkar, Indira Billi (heroine of some Punjabi films) and Indira Bansal – the fat comedienne. Hansa Wadkar’s father had three sisters, Kesharbai, Indirabai and Sushilabai. Sushila was married to Master Vinayak, a renowned actor-director of the early era of Indian cinema. The elder sister as well as Indira Wadkar were acting in films and Indira was a classical singer as well. Indira acted in several films including ‘Duniya Kya Hai’ (aka ‘Resurrection’) (1937) and in films of Vinayak’s production company Hans Films like ‘Devata’ (1939) in Marathi. Indira used the surname Wadkar to avoid using the family name Salgaokar, for fear of reprisal from society against women acting in films. Her older sister, Kesharbai, was working in a film made by MG Rangnekar and suggested that Indira Wadkar work in films to sustain her family. She acted in 11 Hindi films. She was a popular shrewish mother in law in Marathi films.

Today’s song is a comedy duet sung by Chitalkar and Shamshad Begum. Enjoy.


Song- Mere dil ka dil ka mere dil ka kabootar(Roshni)(1949) Singers-Chitalkar, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
Chitalkar + Shamshad Begam

Lyrics

mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka
o mere dil ka kabootar
tere chhajje pe bole
tere chhajje pe bole
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka kabootar

tere gali ke karoon main sau sau phere
saanjh sawere
tere gali ke karoon main sau sau phere
saanjh sawere
duniya kahe tu laila hai meri
main tera majnu
duniya kahe tu laila hai meri
main tera majnu
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka mere dil ka
haan mere dil ka kabootar tere chhajje pe bole
tere chhajje pe bole
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka kabootar

gali ke phere na kar more raja
ankhiyon mein aa jaa more raja
gali ke phere na kar more raja
ankhiyon mein aa jaa more raja
nazar bachaa ke main duniya se
palkon mein rakh loon
nazar bachaa ke main duniya se
palkon mein rakh loon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka mere dil ka
haan mere dil ka kabootar
tere chhajje pe bole
tere chhajje pe bole
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka kabootar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
ओ मेरे दिल का कबूतर
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
मेरे दिल का कबूतर

तेरी गली के करूँ मैं सौ सौ फेरे
साँझ सवेरे
तेरी गली के करूँ मैं सौ सौ फेरे
साँझ सवेरे
दुनिया कहे तू लैला है मेरी
मैं तेरा मजनूँ
दुनिया कहे तू लैला है मेरी
मैं तेरा मजनूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
हाँ मेरे दिल का कबूतर
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का कबूतर

गली के फेरे ना कर मोरे राजा
अँखियों में आजा मोरे राजा
गली के फेरे ना कर मोरे राजा
अँखियों में आजा मोरे राजा
नज़र बचा के मैं दुनिया से
पलकों में रख लूँ
नज़र बचा के मैं दुनिया से
पलकों में रख लूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
हाँ मेरे दिल का कबूतर
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का कबूतर


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.

Blog Day :

5123 Post No. : 17072 Movie Count :

4613

A QUEST FOR THE UNKNOWN !

Today’s song is a comedy song from the film Dr.Ramesh aka Dr.Romesh-1949.

Last year, at the beginning of the Rainy season, I had gone to our Farm House at Malavali (near Lonavala) with my family. It is a cool place for relaxation. While talking to the watchman of our house, we came to know about a natural and very scenic waterfall between Malavali and Lonavala. It was, I think, called ” Johnson’s Waterfall” – a name I had never heard in my life. In fact no one in the group had heard about it. I took the address from him and the next day we set out to visit this waterfall. The driver heard the directions and the GPS was set for that location accordingly. We proceeded as per the guidance of Google GPS. After a few kilometers, the road became very narrow. When we proceeded on it, after a Km or so, we found that a big board was put across the road, proclaiming that this road was now closed forever.

We were stunned. We got down. There were few farmers looking at us with pity. On enquiry, we came to know that the said waterfall has now been closed for the visitors. We were advised by the farmers to go back. Now, the road was so narrow that it was impossible to turn around the car. The only way was to go in reverse till a wider road was available. We were forced to do so and finally turned around the car after 2 kms of reverse travel. The disappointment was greater than the trouble we had to undergo. All our enthusiasm to see the hitherto unseen waterfall was washed away ! You can only imagine our sunken faces and drooping shoulders.

Why I am telling you about this case of disappointment here is because last week once again I experienced this same feeling of disappointment, in the case of the film Dr. Ramesh-1949. When Jaffer Bhai uploaded 4 songs of this film, I was wondering whether these songs were already discussed on the Blog. I immediately checked up the ‘ List of songs-Moviewise” on the blog and to my delight, I found that ” Dr. Ramesh” songs were not yet discussed here. I was very happy that I got a chance now to write about a ‘ Debuting ‘ film. To get further details about the film, I opened the HFGK and came to the page of this film.

This is when I remembered my trip to ‘ Johnson Waterfalls ‘ near Lonavala. The page of ‘ Dr. Ramesh was totally BLANK ! Only the name of the film and mukhadas of some songs were seen. Other than that there was no other information about the Director, Music Director, Lyricist or even the film’s cast. I was stunned. All my enthusiasm about writing on this film and its song withered away instantly. I had reached a Dead End !

Then I tried every arrow in my armour. I searched for this film on Google, all books, all known sites of film and songs. Perhaps some information would have been available if this film was made in Bombay, Poona, Kolhapur or even Madras. Unfortunately this film was made By Dev Darshan films in Calcutta. So no information was available. Finally and desperately, I wrote mails to Shri Hamraz ji and Harish Raghuwanshi ji. While Harish ji declared “No Information”, it was the prompt response of hamraz ji that he would give me ‘some’ information next day-it was already 10 pm in the night.

True to his words, next before 9 am, Hamraz ji’s mail came with ‘ some ‘ information. I am thankful to him that he replied so quickly to my query and gave whatever was available with him about this film. What he gave was this –
1. Director….Prakash Bakshi
2. Music Director….Kali pad Sen aka K.P.Sen
3. Lyricist…. Rangeen
4. Cast…. Naeem,Maya, Channi, Balqees, Haqumat, Pinaki, K.C.Verma and Kavish.

This was my last chance of getting information and he gave it to me, but I was no wiser. None of these names (except K.P.Sen with only his 4 films’ names known) I received were known to me and all these names were heard by me for the first time in my life ! Now my quest for information about these names started. Lo and Behold ! I came across the big disappointment once more. I could not get any information on any of these names anywhere on the Net or in any books.

You know this is the problem with Bengali films and artistes. Their information is not easily available in any other language, possibly except Bangla. This is because Bengalis, I feel, generally do not believe in the world outside Bengal. I understand they have a problem with the Hindi language. Even South film artistes too have the same problems. But then this is how we have missed out on the arts and talents of Bangla artistes and other experts.

Anyway, the gist of the matter is I have no information on the film, its director, MD, Lyricist or any of the Cast members. Now, what does one do when he has hit his head against a boulder ? What can I write in this post on this very good comedy song from this film ? Nothing ! The last straw on the Camel’s back was that the singer’s name is Dwijen Choudhary, about whom also I do not know anything !

This is the failed story of the ” Quest for a Film’s information “. Now let us forget it and enjoy this really very good song from the film Dr. Ramesh aka Dr.Romesh-1949.

The movie “Dr Ramesh”(1949) as well as the singer Dwijen Chawdhary make their debuts in the blog with this song.


Song-Compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai(Dr Ramesh)(1949) Singer-Dwijen Chawdhury, Lyrics-Rangeen, MD-K P Sen

Lyrics

compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai
compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai
ho doctor na paas to jeena haraam hai
ho doctor na paas to jeena haraam hai
compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai

dispensary mein ye jo dawaayen hain
is kadar
quonine soda iodine aur ye tincture
har roz inse main hi banaata hoon mixture
har roz inse main hi banaata hoon mixture
kaaghaz ki is ?? ke likh deta hai doctor
har kaam main karoon
magar doctor ka naam hai
compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai

aate hain ghoorte huye ae ae ae ae
aate hain ghoorte huye mujhko mareez sab
jaise sabhi ke dard aur dukh ka main hoon sabab
inko na kuchh lihaaj kisi ka na hai adab
inko na kuchh lihaaj kisi ka na hai adab
aur inke is salook pe dil keh raha hai ab
dispensary ko door se mera salaam hai
compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai

khaali hai pet
khaali hai pet paas rasad hai na maal hai
dispensary mei ab mera rehna muhaal hai
khaali hai pet paas rasad hai na maal hai
dispensary mei ab mera rehna muhaal hai
aate hain jo mareez to unka ye haal hai
aate hain jo mareez to unka ye haal hai
paisa koi nikaal ke de kya majaal hai
roti ka koi jikar na shaam(?) hai
compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai
compoundary bhi kitni museebat ka kaam hai


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The blog completes 14 years of its existence today (19 july 2008-19 july 2022).

Blog Day :

5114 Post No. : 17058

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 71
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This date ten years ago (viz 19 July 2012) saw five songs from five different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6265 Allah megh de paani de Palkon Ki Chhaaon Mein(1977) Movie YIPPEED by now
6266 Chupke se dil de de nahin te shor mach jaayegaa Maryada(1971) Movie YIPPEED by now
6267 Aa bhi jaa meri duniya mein Daaera(1953) Movie YIPPEED by now
6268 Ye kaafilaa hai pyaar ka chalta hi jaayegaa Lekh(1949) 10 songs covered out of 15
6269 Duniya mein rehna hai to kaam karo pyaare Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) Movie YIPPEED by now

We can see that four movies (out of five) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED.

The only movie from ten years ago that remains unYIPPEED is “Lekh”(1949).

“Lekh”(1949) was produced by Mehta and Raghupat Roy and directed by G Rakesh for Liberty Art Productions, Bombay. The movie had Suraiyya, Sitara aka Sitaara Devi, Motilal, Eeshu Jagirdar, Cuckkoo, Anand Pal, Suraiyya chaudhary, Sudheer, Gurdasram,Chamanpuri, Amena Bai, Rekha, Sarita Veer, Kanwal, Vaatsa,Pittooo, Aatma Prakash etc in it.

The movie had 15 songs in it. Ten songs have been covered so far.

Here is the eleventh song from “Lekh”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Krish Dayal.

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

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


Song-Kar le kisi se pyaar jawaani do din ki (Lekh)(1949) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Krishn Dayal

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

kar le kisi se pyaar
kar le kisi se pyaar
jawaani do din ki ee
do din ki
kar le kisi se pyaar
jawaani do din ki ee
do din ki
yaad hai sarkar jawaani
yaad hai sarkar jawaani
do din ki
do din ki
kis se kare koi pyaar
kis se kare koi pyaar
ye duniya matlab ki ee
kis se kare koi pyaar
ye duniya matlab ki ee
jhootha sab sansaar
jhootha sab sansaar
ye duniya matlab ki ee
matlab ki

yaad hai sarkaar jawaani
yaad hai sarkaar jawaani
do din ki ee
do din ki

kisi phool ko apna bana le
ban kar bulbul geet suna le
kisi phool ko apna bana le
ban kar bulbul geet suna le
kar le aankhen chaar
kar le aankhen chaar
jawaani do din ki ee
do din ki
phoolon se dil kaun lagaaye
phoolon se dil kaun lagaaye
aaj khile aur kal murjhaaye
aaj khile aur kal murjhaaye
kehta hai gulzar
kehta hai gulzar
ye duniya matlab ki ee
matlab ki

yaad hai sarkaar jawaani
yaad hai sarkaar jawaani
do din ki ee
do din ki
oye
kar le kisi se pyaar
jawaani do din ki ee
do din ki
kar le kisi se pyaar


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.

Blog Day :

5105 Post No. : 17044 Movie Count :

4610

Today’s song is from the film ‘Roop Sundari’ (1949).

‘Roop’ is yet another favorite word of filmmakers. A total of 17 films carried the word ‘Roop’ in the beginning of titles. The first such film was ‘Roop Basant’, made in 1933 and the latest is ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ from 1993. As expected there were repetitions of the titles. The stats say ‘Roop Basant’ (3), ‘Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’ (2), ‘Roop Kumari’ (2), ‘Roop Lekha’ (3), and ‘Roop Sundari’ (2). Five titles were exclusively once only.

In the early era of the silent and talkie films, getting girls to do the female roles was extremely difficult, as it was considered below the dignity to work in films. Dadasaheb Phalke wrote that out of frustration and compulsion, he even visited the ‘Red Light’ area of Bombay, met some prostitutes and offered them to work in his cinema. The (dis)honorable women there told him that it was below their dignity to work in cinema !

In such a situation, many European and Anglo Indian girls joined silent films to make money. There was no need of knowing Hindi or singing, as there was no sound. Thus many of them joined films. They had no qualms about giving intimate scenes or wearing short or revealing dresses. Some names of such actresses were – Iris Gasper, Susan Solomon, Effie Hippolet, Bonnie Bird, Esther Abraham, Renee Smith, Beryl Classen, Winnie Stewert, Muriel Alexander etc.

The advent of talkie films brought difficulty to most of these actresses as they could not speak Hindi or sing. 99% of them left. Only few like Madhuri, Sabita Devi, Pramila etc survived as they took a break to improve their Hindi diction and rejoined films. This situation also gave opportunity to many tawaifs and singing girls on the Kothas to join films as they had the privilege of speaking in Hindi and also singing. Suddenly a whole lot of such girls joined the films.

However, all these girls did not have the noble aim of serving the Hindi film industry. These girls joined films with 2 hidden agendas.
1. To catch a good husband and lead a respectable life and
2. To attain fame and money to settle down to a cozy life.

Most of these girls achieved the first agenda, a few achieved the second agenda and those who could get anything either left films or continued working till old age and died without a trace. In the first category, the famous Hira Mandi street in Lahore, famous for Kothas, provided well known actresses to Hindi films – notably Sardar and Bahar Akhtar. They married Mehboob Khan and AR Kardar respectively. Then there was Zubeida Sr., Zubeida Jr., Mehtab, Jaddanbai and many more who married rich people and settled well in life. Their list is too big to give here.

In the second category, we have Jahan Ara Kajjan who not only became very rich but also very famous. She was a fashion icon in the rich class of Calcutta social field. Her every fashion was followed avidly by the elite women of Calcutta. Another name in the second category is that of singer/dancer Rampyari. A tawaif from the lower class of Hyderabad (Nizam), she shone brightly in Hindi films of New Theatres and other companies of Calcutta and Bombay. She was also invited in other countries like Ceylon and Burma to give performances of song and dance.
[Author’s Note: Based on information from the book – ‘Mother, Maiden, Mistress’ by Bhavna Somaiya, Jigna Kothari and Supriya Madangarli, with thanks.]

Today’s song is sung by Rampyari. Let us know more about her. Actress Rampyari’s life story is interesting. Though from a singing family (tawaif) from Hyderabad, she was quite educated. Fluent in English and Urdu, besides Hindi and mother tongue Telugu, she used to reply in chaste English or Urdu to her fan’s letters. She is also one of the earliest film artistes who did programs in other countries, in those days. Additionally, she became famous in Calcutta when there was a letter-war between her and the New Theatres. Local newspapers tastily published the correspondence.

Let’s take a look at her Life.

Rampyari was from low caste and profession, but was a highly polished and sophisticated actress in those days. She hailed from a Telugu family of highly skilled professional dancers and singers. She lived in Nagulchinta area of old Hyderabad city.

She was born on 27-8-1908. That year Hyderabad witnessed devastating floods.She was taught Urdu and English. Apart from her mother tongue Telugu she was also proficient in Marathi and Kannada. She was trained in dancing and singing. In 1918, at the age of 10 years, she was taken to Madras by her aunt, who trained her in Bharat Natyam. After 4 years of rigorous training, she became the best dancer of Madras.

In 1926, a film producer from Kohinoor Film Company, Bombay, visiting Madras, saw her dancing and invited her to Bombay. It was the era of silent movies. Her first film was ‘Gunsundari’, with Miss Gauhar and Raja Sandow. It was directed by Chandulal Shah and was released in 1927. Her supporting role as a dancer in the film was lauded by the audience. Next film ‘Vile Woman’ was also successful. She acted in more than 20 films as a heroine and dancer and established her name as a seasoned actress of the 30s.

With the advent of talkies, she easily switched over. She had no difficulty in delivering Urdu dialogues. In 1931, she acted in ‘Paak Daman’, ‘Laila Majnu’ and ‘Ghar Ki Laxmi’. These were followed by ‘Gunsundari’ in 1934 and ‘Azad Abla’, ‘Meethi Nazar’ and ‘Hamlet’ in 1935.

Famous director Debaki Bose from New Theatres, Calcutta invited her and signed up for ‘Sunehra Sansar’ (1936) and ‘Vidyapati’ (1937), which was a mega hit.  After this, she did few films in Calcutta with other companies. Her film ‘Milap’ (1937) was famous for being the first to show the prototype of a ‘vamp’ in Indian Cinema. Rampyari was shown wearing ‘an off-shoulder dress’ and using a cigarette-holder, with the intent of seducing the hero Prithviraj Kapoor. The scene was later used by Raj Kapoor on Nadira in his film ‘Shree 420’ (1955) for the song “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh“.

She toured the entire south India and gave dance performances in major cities. She became so famous that the Ceylon Labour Union invited her to Ceylon and presented her with Gold Mementos. She also performed in Burma. She was greatly inspired by the acting of Sulochana aka Ruby Meyers and Miss Gauhar of Ranjit, with whom she acted in many films.

She shifted to Bombay permanently in the 30s. Her family also moved out of Hyderabad and came to Bombay. She had a large fan following in Hyderabad. She had a great fan mail too, which she replied in fluent Urdu and English. Later she got married and retired from films.

She acted in 30 films. Her last film was ‘Dak Bangla’ (1947). She sang 14 songs in 8 films.

She died on 28-8-1970 at Bombay. There was no news in any paper.
[Author’s Note – Thanks to P Kamlakar ji’s blog and his book ‘The Lost Treasure’ and my notes.]

The cast of the film ‘Roop Sundari’ (1949) was Jamu Patel, Umakant Desai, Babu Raje, Shyam, Sadiq, Pinakin Shah etc. Pinakin Shah was a name famous in Gujarati films. He operated in Hindi films but was not that famous. He was born on 27-1-1921 at Mehsana. His father Damodar Das was a musician and singer. After passing 10th std., he took lessons from his father and came to Bombay in 1944. He stayed with his sister in Bandra. His brother-in-law Pitambar Shah was employed in the film industry. Pinakin first started singing on AIR stations. Soon Avinash Vyas gave him training and an opportunity to sing in Gujarati films.
Pinakin acted in 3 Hindi films. ‘Gaurav’ (1947), ‘Roop Sundari’ (1949) and ‘Narad Muni’ (1949).

His first Hindi song was a solo with chorus, in ‘Gaurav’, under composer Shanti Kumar Desai. Then came ‘Ghar Ki Bahu’ (1947), ‘Nanad Bhowjai’ (1948), ‘Roop Sundari’ (1949), ‘Mahapooja’ (1954), ‘Jagadguru Shankaracharya’ (1955) and finally ‘Matlabi Duniya’ (1961). His last film song was in ‘Matlabi Duniya’, along with Purushotham. His most famous song was “Haariye Na Himmat”, a Kabir bhajan, sung along with Amirbai Karnataki, in the film ‘Mahapooja’. After this he shifted to Gujarat and continued with composing and singing successfully.

He however, returned to Bombay to give music to a Hindi film ‘Ek Aurat Do Joote’ (1978). To his misfortune, the film was not released at all, so he went back dejected.

He died on 9-5-2010.

The story of the film ‘Roop Sundari’ was. . .

Sundari was as beautiful as her name. Her step mother and step sister tortured her after the demise of her father. Sad Sundari meets the Prince of Kundanpur. They fall in love and get married. She becomes the queen. This is not tolerated by the kingdom’s tantrik, who wishes to usurp the throne. He contacts Sundari’s step mother and promises her daughter Sundari’s place as queen. They together create misunderstanding with the Prince and Sundari is thrown out with her newborn baby. However the prince with the help of his friends finds out the truth and arrests the tantrik and gets him killed. Sundari returns as queen with honor and all is well in the end.

Today’s song is very melodious. Let us now enjoy the song, sung by Rampyari. Incidentally, this was her last song in Hindi films, before retiring from films.

With this rare song, ‘Roop Sundari’ (1949) makes its debut in the blog.


Song- Naiyya kaun lagaaye paar (Roopsundari)(1949) Singer-Rampyaari, Lyrics-Neelkanth Tiwari, MD-Indrawadan Bhatt

Lyrics

naiyya kaun lagaaye paar
meri toot gayi patwaar
naiyya kaun lagaaye paar
bigad gaya ho jeewan jiska
kaun kare uddhaar
toot gayi patwaar
naiyya kaun lagaye paar
naiyya kaun lagaye paar

ho kar bhi main nahin tumhari
mere jeewan swami
mere jeewan swami
ho kar bhi main nahin tumhari
mere jeewan swami
mere jeewan swami
mann se nirmal sada tumhari
jaane antaryaami
jaane antaryaami
mann se nirmal sada tumhari
jaane antaryaami
jaane antaryaami
ek ek aansoo hai mera
tumko raha pukaar
ek ek aansoo hai mera
tumko raha pukaar
bigad gaya ho jeewan jiska
kaun kare uddhaar
toot gayi patwaar
naiyya kaun lagaye paar
naiyya kaun lagaye paar

aao swaami ee ee ee ee ee
aao swaami ee ee ee ee ee
aao swaami ek baar mein
door se darshan kar loon
aao swaami ek baar mein
door se darshan kar loon
tumse keh kar karun kahaani
paap ko halka kar loon
tumse keh kar karun kahaani
paap ko halka kar loon
phir chaaho to maroon khushi se
khaa kar zahar ??
bigad gaya ho jeewan jiska
kaun kare uddhaar
toot gayi patwaar
naiyya kaun lagaaye paar
naiyya kaun lagaaye paar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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नइय्या कौन लगाए पार
मेरी टूट गई पतवार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार
बिगड़ गया हो जीवन जिसका
कौन करे उद्धार
टूट गई पतवार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार

हो कर भी मैं नहीं तुम्हारी
मेरे जीवन स्वामी
मेरे जीवन स्वामी
हो कर भी मैं नहीं तुम्हारी
मेरे जीवन स्वामी
मेरे जीवन स्वामी
मन से निरमल सदा तुम्हारी
जाने अंतर्यामी
जाने अंतर्यामी
मन से निरमल सदा तुम्हारी
जाने अंतर्यामी
जाने अंतर्यामी
एक एक आँसू है मेरा
तुमको रहा पुकार
एक एक आँसू है मेरा
तुमको रहा पुकार
बिगड़ गया हो जीवन जिसका
कौन करे उद्धार
टूट गई पतवार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार

आओ स्वामी॰॰इ॰॰इ
आओ स्वामी॰॰इ॰॰इ
आओ स्वामी एक बार मैं
दूर से दर्शन कर लूँ
आओ स्वामी एक बार मैं
दूर से दर्शन कर लूँ
तुमसे कह कर करुण कहानी
पाप को हल्का कर लूँ
तुमसे कह कर करुण कहानी
पाप को हल्का कर लूँ
फिर चाहो तो मरूँ खुशी से
खा कर ज़हर ??
बिगड़ गया हो जीवन जिसका
कौन करे उद्धार
टूट गई पतवार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार
नइय्या कौन लगाए पार


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.

Blog Day :

5036 Post No. : 16947

Today’s song is from the ‘1949’ movie ‘Saawan Bhaadon’.

I think I had never gone through the songs of this movie earlier. Our regular reader on the blog Shri Deepak Patwardhan ji has send me ‘farmaaish’ of this song (he had even offered to note down the lyrics of this song too, however I told him that I will take care of that  ). And this is the reason that I got a chance to present a song from this movie on the blog today.

That also gives us an opportunity to have ‘a look on the list of songs this movie has.

But before that here is a brief about this movie.

“Saawan Bhaadon-1949” was directed by Ravindra Dave for ‘Prakash Pictures, Bombay.

It had Munawwar Sultana, Ramsingh, Randhir, Indu, Om Prakash, Jankidas, Raj Adeeb, Nirmal Kumar, Anwaribai, Baby Shyama, Gulnar, Tribhuwan Sinha and others.

As per HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950), ‘Saawan Bhaadon’ had ten songs written by Mulkraj Bhakri which were composed to music by Husnlal-Bhagatram.

Here is the list of songs from this movie along with their status on the blog (wherever the songs have been posted earlier).

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Kalejaa thhaam lo ab … Lata, Zohra, chorus 08.06.2011
02 Ye raahen muhabbat … Lata, Batish
03 Sadaa rahen din yahi hamaare Lata, Mohd Rafi 25.11.2011
04 Pad ke kafas mein … Lata, Batish
05 Sau sau gham ne ghera, ik dil mera Lata Mangeshkar
06 Do dil jiske paas sipahiyya Geeta Dutt (Roy)
07 Teri ankhiyaan saajan chor chor Lata Mangeshkar 05.07.2011
08 Teri is do rangi duniya mein Lata Mangeshkar 09.06.2011
09 Taare gin gin ke kat’ti hai raat meri Geeta Dutt (Roy) 29.06.2011
10 Tum bin raja nahin maika chain ho Lata Mangeshkar 30.09.2021

We can see from the above table that so far six songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is a nice song sung by Lata Mangeshkar and only the audio of this song is available. Lyrics are by Mulkraj Bhakri and music is composed by Husnlal-Bhagatram.

Let us now listen to today’s song which grows upon the listener if it is listened to twice or thrice.
Lyrics for this song had also been sent by Prakashchandra earlier (for BTYC posts).


Song-Sau sau gham ne ghera (Saawan Bhaadon)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

sau sau gham ne gheraa aa
ik dil meraa aa
ik dil meraa
sau sau gham ne gheraa aa
ik dil meraa aa
ik dil meraa

mamta ki maari
main dukhiyaari
mamta ki maari
main dukhiyaari
laal tohe main dhoondh ke haari
milaa pataa na mujhko tera
ik dil meraa aa
ik dil meraa
sau sau gham ne gheraa aa
ik dil meraa aa
ik dil meraa

gham ki kaali
badariyaa chhaayi
gham ki kaali
badariyaa chhaayi ee
kit jaaun jag ki thukraayi
chhaaya chaaron oar andheraa
ik dil meraa aa
ik dil meraa
sau sau gham ne gheraa aa
ik dil meraa aa
ik dil meraa

wahi chaman hai
wahi phulwaari
badlaa nahin zamaana aa
magar kahin wo daal nahin hai
jispe thha aashiyaanaa
mera lut gayaa rain-baseraa
ik dil meraa aa
ik dil meraa
sau sau gham ne gheraa aa
ik dil meraa aa
ik dil meraa


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Blog Day :

5034 Post No. : 16943

Today’s song is from the ‘Golden Years’ of ‘Hindi Film Music’. It is from the movie ‘Garibi-1949’.

I had come across this song more than seven years back and I had shared it as well however this song remains to be posted till now.

This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali.

Regulars on the blog must be aware that I have also shared many Zohrabai Ambalewali songs as I like them very much. I had been listening to her many songs during 2013-2014 when I used to browse and listen to her songs regularly.

Today’s movie ‘Garibi’ was directed by Ramchandra Thakur. It had Geeta Bali, Jayraj, Nirupa Roy, P. Kailash, Usha Kiran, Banke Bihari, Ramesh Thakur, M.K. Hasan, Bhoopat Rai, Tarabai, Jayram, Jawahar Kaul and others.

Here is a brief about this movie as mentioned by our Respected Arunkumar ji in his comments on one of the song-posts of this movie

GARIBI (1949), a Ranjit movietone film had music by its contracted composer B C Rani and lyricists were Rajendra Krishna, Shevan Rizvi, B.R. Sharma and M G Adeeb.
I don’t know whether Chandulal Shah ever knew on what storylines their movies were being produced on the assembly line, because not only all 4 set-sections of Ranjit studios were always shooting some films but sometimes they used to hire the neighboring Sharda studios also.
This was one movie which eulogized the virtues of poverty (Garibi) as compared to Riches (Amiri). Geeta Bali, hailing from a poor family loves and gets married to rich Jairaj. She finds it difficult to adjust to the rich ways of her sasural, particularly Saas-Sasur (Tarabai-Bhupat Rai),while her poor mother(Nirupa Roy) and Father(P. Kailash) get poorer but they have very high ideals and come to the rescue of their rich relatives when there is a problem with their daughter(Usha Kiran),who is in trouble with her husband(Jawahar Kaul).
Having learnt that only Money cannot give happiness, the rich family respects the poor and poverty. This was a very unconvincing storyline and badly handled too. The only saving grace was its superb music.

This movie has eights songs as mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950).

Music for this movie was composed by Bulo C. Rani. Four lyricists contributed the eight songs in this movie and they are Rajinder Krishan (three songs), Shewan Rizvi (two songs), B.R. Sharma (two songs) and M.G. Adeeb (one song).

Here is the list of songs of this movie :-

SNo Song Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted On
01 Dard dil hi mein chhipaa le, muskurana seekh le Geeta Roy Rajinder Krishan
02 Kisi se hamne ye poochha, muhabbat kisko kehte hain Mohd Rafi Rajinder Krishan 02.11.2017
03 Mastana nigaahon ke deewaane hazaaron hai Shamshad Begum Shewan Rizvi
04 Haay ye maine kya kiya jo tumhe thukraa diya Shamshad Begum Rajinder Krishan
05 Ik din ik armaan bhara dil, ulfat se do chaar huaa Mohd Rafi B.R. Sharma 28.10.2011
06 Sun mujhse ki … do roz ka jeena hai Zohrabai Ambalewali B.R. Sharma
07 Dukhon mein jo muskuraa rahe thhe Geeta Roy Shewan Rizvi
08 Ae saamne aane waale bataa, kyon chaand mera mujhse hai khafaa Shamshad Begum, Mohd Rafi M.G. Adeeb 21.10.2011

From the above table we can see that three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. The first song of this movie was posted on 21.10.2011 and the second song followed a week later on 28.10.2011. However, after that this movie was forgotten and the third song of this movie appeared on the blog after a gap of almost six years.

Now, today, we are going to discuss the fourth song from this movie after a gap of another four and half years.

Today’s song is written by B.R. Sharma and it is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali. This is a nice philosophical/ motivational song and I like it very much.

Music is composed by Bulo C. Rani.

Let us now listen to today’s song …


Song-Do roz ka jeena hai jee jee ke jiye jaa (Gareebi)(1949) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Butaram Sharma, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

Sun mujhse ae ae ae ae
Ki duniya ki khushi ee
tere ae ae liye ae ae hai
Ye duniya hasee ee ee ee een
Ban ke ae ae ae
Basi ee ee ee ee ee ee
Tere ae liye ae hai

Tere hi liye ae aati hai
Ae ae ae ae ae
Gulshan mein ae ae bahaarein
Khilte huye ae ae ae
Phoolon mein hansi ee
Tere liye ae ae hai

Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye ja
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa

Ummeedon ka sabar(?) hai
Bhar bhar ke piye ja
Ummeedon ka sabar(?) hai
Bhar bhar ke piye jaa

Bhool jaa aa aa
Bhool jaa
Bhool jaa

bhool ja afsaana
Is duniya faani ka
Armaanon ki lehron pe
Sun geet jawaani ka
In maujon mein tu kho ja
Aur mauj kiye ja
Jiye jaa
Jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa

Ye ishq tamaasha hai
Aur husn tamaashaayi
Hai donon hi deewaane
Aur donon hi saudaayi
Tu donon ki masti ko
Pehlu mein liye jaa
Jiye jaa
Jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa aa aa aa
jiye ja
Jiye ja
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa


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Blog Day :

4964 Post No. : 16835

Today’s song is from a C grade Stunt film – ” Bach ke rehna-1949″.

Whenever I select a stunt film song to discuss and start writing the post, I become very nostalgic and emotional. This happens because a lot of memories of my early life are connected with these types of films. It is difficult for any person to accept that a Stunt film can make someone emotional, I understand. But this is the reality.

I grew up in a time when seeing such low grade films was a matter of disgrace for the middle class people. Stunt and action films in Hindi and Hollywood films made by Republic serial based on Jungle adventures, Space travels and Supernatural Heroes, supposedly were for lower classes, the uneducated and the daily wage earners. There used to be some equally C grade cinema halls in areas where such population was maximum, which regularly showed these films. Compared to posh theatres in better localities, these cinema halls had affordable ticket rates and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, there used to be ” Morning Shows” at 10 or 11 am, during which such films as well as old Hindi and English films were shown in their second, third or even fourth runs, at reduced rates.

An interesting thing about the audience of such films was their active involvement with the happenings on the screen. When the fights used to be shown, there were shouts of encouragement for the Hero and also protests and discouraging shouts against the villains. In case the scene showed that the villain was taking the uppe hand, the audience used to provide advice to Hero loudly and the others would laugh at that ! The entire theatre thus responded without fail. I wont say if I too did like that, occasionally !

In the late 40’s and early 5o’s, I have seen many films of the 30’s and the 40’s decades in such morning shows only. However, seeing these films was not an easy task. As far as money was concerned, that was no problem, but on Fridays and Saturdays, school was there. Saturdays were half day school,alright. At times, I used to skip Friday or Saturday school and receive punishments the next day. The joy of adventure and seeing the film was easily compensating enough for the troubles taken.

My father was too busy in his vocation as a successful advocate, but my mother used to be worried about my studies due to my love for films. However I used to make her happy by being in the first 3 ranks in school and also passed with merit in my 12th examination. Therefore there were no complaints ( except occasional remarks by school teachers) about my studies.

When I remember all this, I feel that the generations born in later decades – who grew up in the 60’s onwards, have really missed all the fun of the stunt and action films. B the 70’s, all such films had stopped completely. Those cinema halls showing these films were re-developed into modern theatres and the audience too changed from action lovers to music and comedy lovers. Our action Heroes were seen in the roles of grandfathers and negligible roles in the films now. Most actors disappeared and the era of anxiety, adventure and daredevil stunts got replaced by SFX For people like us, the charm ended because we know today’s action scenes are machine-managed heroics and none done by actors themselves ! Sigh !!!

Today’s film Bach ke rehna-49 was one such C grade stunt film directed by Master Bhagwan. His close friend C.Ramchandra used to give music to most of his films, but under different names like Annasaheb or Ram Chitalkar or even P.Ramakant ( his assistant by name Ramakant Paingankar). This he did to preserve his identity as C.Ramchandra upper grade social, comedy and musical films. The cast of Bhagwan’s film was predictable.

Master Bhagwan was a very hard working person. In the real sense, he brought in the wave of stunt films in the late 40s. After the films of Master Vithal and Fearless Nadia waned in their popularity by 1944-45, it was Master Bhagwan, who established his own Production house-Jagriti Films and produced several stunt films. He had a set of actors and actresses, which included Baburao pehelwan, Vasantrao pehelwan, Azeem Bhai, Shanta Patel, Chanchal, Leela Gupte, Usha Shukla and Vitha Lokare. In this film the cast was Baburao, Bhagwan, Vasantrao, Azeem bhai, Leela Gupte, Razia ( sister of actress Suraiya Zulfi) and others.

The storyline for most of his films was also fixed. Two young vagabonds-Baburao pehelwan and Bhagwan, come to Bombay in search of employment. One Sethji (Azeembhai ) appoints them to protect him from the local criminal (Vasantrao pehelwan). Sethji has a good looking daughter ( one of the stock Heroines), who has a maid (another girl from the stock). Baburao loves Seth ji’s daughter and Bhagwan loves the maid. After a lot of stunts and fighting scenes, the end would be happy. The same story with changed names and other minor changes was used in almost all his films like Badla, Bahadur, Jalan, Madadgaar, Dosti, Shake hand, Matlabi,Bach ke rehna,Bhole bhale, Jeete Raho or such other films. The audience did not mind . They were happy with the stunts. (Did Nasir Hussain get inspiration from Bhagwan in this matter ?). In almost all his films the songs and dialogues were by Ehsan Rizvi.

Luck is a funny thing. In this world it is difficult to say who will be lucky and when and on whom Lady Luck will smile. Lyricist Ehsan Rizvi’s case falls under this uncertainty. Born on 26-1-1914 in U.P., Rizvi came to Bombay at the age of 24. He was a good poet and writer. He wanted to try his luck in the films. How he got a break in films is an interesting thing.

Master Bhagwan entered the film world with the silent film ‘ Bewafa Aashiq’-30. His first talkie film was ‘Himmat-e-Marda’-34. Initially,like all other Heroes, even Bhagwan used to sing his own songs. Once he had gone to Columbia company for rehearsal and recording a song. While entering, he saw a young man sitting under a tree and writing something. After rehearsal, he saw that fellow again and even after recording the man was still writing something. Bhagwan went to him and asked with curiosity what he was writing. The man answered, I am writing songs and stories. He came to know that his name was Ehsaan Rizvi and that he too lives in Dadar like Bhagwan. He took Rizvi’s address and left.

In 1938, Bhagwan got his first film as a Director- Bahadur kisaan-38. He called Ehsan Rizvi and gave him a scene and asked him to write dialogues. He came back with the dialogues. After reading Bhagwan was astonished. The scene started with one villager saying ” Ram Ram Bhaiya ji. Kaise ho ?” He asked Ehsan, ‘ being a Muslim, how have you written this?” He replied,” we start any work with God’s name. As your story is Hindu based, I wrote Ram Ram. If it was Muslim film, I would have written Allah”. Bhagwan was impressed and he gave him not only this film but Ehsan became a member of his group. He wrote songs, story and dialogues of at least 25 films of Bhagwan.

After the fall of Bhagwan’s fortunes. Bhagwan himself advised him to work in other banners as he was no longer in a position to make films now. Rizvi wrote lyrics for 60 films, but most of them were B or C grade films. He however wrote dialogues and screenplay for some well known films like Do Ustad-59, Mughal-e-Azam-60, Woh kaun thi-64, Aan milo sajna-71, Gopichand jasoos-82 etc etc. He had shared the Film Fare award for dialogues of Mughal e Azam-60, with 3 other writers. He died on 16-1-1983.

Today’s song is sung by Sulochana Chavan. Its tune reminds me of Rafi’s song ” wo apni yaad bhulane ko” from the film Jugnu-1947. otherwise it is a good song.


Song- Wo apna bana kar chhod gaye (Bach Ke Rehna)(1949) Singer- Sulochana Kadam, Lyricist- Ehsan Rizvi, MD- Anna Saheb (C Ramchandra)

Lyrics

wo apna bana kar chhod gaye
saawan ki andheri raaton mein
dil pyaar ke haathon doob gaya
aansoo ki bhari barsaaton mein

hum aahen na bharne paaye thhe
fariyaad na karne paaye thhe
tapke na thhe aansoo aankhon se
shiqwa na zabaan par laaye thhe
dekha jo zara sa hans ke hamen
dekha jo zara sa hans ke hamen
phir aa gaye unki baaton mein
wo apna bana kar chhod gaye
saawan ki andheri raaton mein
dil pyaar ke haathon doob gaya
aansoo ki bhari barsaaton mein

wo apna bana kar chhod gaye
saawan ki andheri raaton mein
dil pyaar ke haathon doob gaya
aansoo ki bhari barsaaton mein

chaahat ne hamen badnaam kiyaa
majboor kiya barbaad kiya
chaahat ne hamen badnaam kiyaa
majboor kiya barbaad kiya
ik hook si uthhi seene se
jab dil ne kisi ko yaad kiyaa
aankhon se aansoo behne lage
aankhon se aansoo behne lage
yaa taare toote raaton mein
wo apna bana kar chhod gaye
saawan ki andheri raaton mein
dil pyaar ke haathon doob gaya
aansoo ki bhari barsaaton mein


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Blog Day :

4919 Post No. : 16747

C Ramchandra – 40th remembrance day anniversary on 05/01/2022
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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 7
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Rafi sahab sang 80 + songs under C. Ramchandra, starting from 1946 to 1977 beginning with Bachchon ka Khel(1) and Safar(2) in 1946. This is followed by 6 songs in ‘Saajan’(1947), two each in “Khidki’ and ‘Nadiya ke Paar’ in 1948.

Two of the most melodious Solos, which made both Rafi sahab and C. Ramchandra , famous have seen the light of day by this time. ‘These are ‘keh ke bhi na aaye tum, ab chhupne lage taare’ in Safar 1946 and ‘ham ko tumhaara hi aasra tum hamaare ho na ho’ in Saajan 1947. Geeta Dutt, Lalita Deulkar and Shamshad Begum feature in group songs and duets with Rafi in all these films till 1949.

Then there is Duniya 1949 with Suraiyya, where Rafi sahab sings two duets and two solos.

‘Namoona’ 1949 has the first ever Rafi-Lata Duet (tadpa ke mujhe ab chhod diya ) under C. Ramchandra.

There are no more solos for Rafi Sahab, till ‘Insaaniyat’ 1955, where Rafi Sahab is part of 11 songs including 5 solos, out of total 17 songs in the film. The journey continued with films like Lutera 1955, ‘Nausherwan-e-adil’ in 1957, ‘Amar Deep’ in 1958, ‘Paigham’ in 1959 and ‘Sarhad’ in 1960. Here they both take a break from each other, I mean C. Ramchandra and Rafi Sahab, till 1970 where they work together for “Rootha na karo”. Lastly Rafi Sahab sings teams up with C. Ramchandra in 1977 for the film ‘Akbar Saleem Anarkali’ where he sings 3 duets with the south Indian legend P. Susheela.

The association seems inconsistent, with gaps in between, and appears inadequate. But by 1960 Rafi Sahab had made his name as the foremost playback singer and C. Ramchandra’s career was petering out. The fact that C. Ramchandra himself was a singer of repute, could have been one of the reasons for there being so less songs in the 50’s decade. While Rafi sahab was giving block buster musical scores for established and non-established composers through 50’s, C. Ramchandra was also making great music with films like ‘Anarkali’, Shabistaan, Albela, Azaad and Navrang etc.

The song I am presenting in this tribute post on remembrance day for C. Ramchandra is a duet song from the film ‘Saanwariya’ 1949. Lalita Deulekar is the co-singer in this song, which is written by P. L. Santoshi. I have counted 30+ songs written by P. L. Santoshi in the excel sheet of Rafi songs, between 1948 to 1968. With Lalita Deulkar, there are total 8 songs including 2 group songs.

Here is the total no. of songs to the credit of all three, composer, lyricist and co singer and the songs posted in the blog:

Artist Songs in blog Songs in HFM career
C Ramchandra(1942-1978) 556 110 movies(907)
P L Santoshi 212 664
Lalita Dewoolkar 34

The following 6 songs from Sanwariya (1949) are already posted in the blog:

Song Date of post
Preet kiye pachhtaayee re saanwariya 30 september 2012
Duaa dene waalon hamen do duaayen 2 October 2012
Jaani re hum jaani re 22 January 2013
Chale gaye angrez english gaana nahin achcha 5 May 2014
Oonchi neechi hai sadak ghoda jaaye na bhadak 29 July 2016
Bedard zamaane mein dekho…Duniya waalon dil khol hanso 20 December 2017

The present song in 7th out of ten songs in the film. Only audio link is available, but from the lyrics it appears to be a ‘holi’ song. Quite a spirited song with chorus and the chhed-chhad mode, which is usually the case with holi songs.

While writing down the lyrics, I had to take the help of head phones, as this is a very old song, almost 73 years old. The audio quality is sometimes very poor, and this song record is the same. But surprisingly or not so surprisingly, its Rafi sahab’s voice which is crystal clear and stands out as the humanely divine sound, in the portions he sings alone and along-with chorus also. He sounds more amazing in the last stanza ‘kahat kabir……’ part and the inevitable alaap in between.

If anyone present in that recording studio in 1948-49, is still alive today, surely could not have forgotten the sound of the echoing divinity of the singing voice, where it seems as if the primitive microphone in front of Rafi sahab is much too hungry to absorb his powerful voice. Or was the technique for echo in sound recording was in use back then?

I will hold this thought, till I find another amazing rendition by Rafi Sahab.


Song-Zara bach ke ho zara bach ke(Saanwariya)(1949) Singers-Mohammed Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Arra ra ra ra ra ra
Ra ra ra ra ra
Zara bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke ae

Zara bach ke
Ho zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke
O zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Hori ke yaar chale
Bhang pi ke
Chale bhang pi ke
Ho chale bhang pi ke
Teri aankhon ke
Ho teri aankhon ke
Aaj sab rang pheeke
Sab rang pheeke
Ho sab rang pi ke
Khelan ko hori
Woh aaye rahi gori
Khelan ko hori
Woh aaye rahi gori
Jawaani mein ras ke
Haan ras ke
Haan ras ke
Arey zara bach ke
O zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Gaaon ka chhoraa
Shehar ki hai chhori
Shehar ki chhori
Hai shehar ki chhori
Gori ke dhun mein jame
Khoob jora jori
jora jori
Ho jame joraa jori
Maar daalo
Maar daalo
Dil ko sambhalo
Maar daalo
Maar daalo
Dil ko sambhalo
Jo khaaye raha
gajke
Haan gajke
Haan gajke
O zara bach ke
Ho zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Sunne ke a’adi
Hazaar do gaali
hazaar gaali
Do hazaar gaali
Arey chhoren na tum ko
Qasam hai khaali
Qasam khaali
Hai qasam khaali
Kehat kabir rr
Ho oo ooo
Oooooo
Kehat kabir
dekho maaro abeer
Kehat kabir
dekho maaro abeer
Zara soch samajh ke
Samajh ke
Samajh ke
O zara bach ke
zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke ae


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Blog Day :

4853 Post No. : 16643

“Naach” (1949) was directed by Ravindra Dave for Kuldip Pictures. The movie had Shyam, Suraiya, Kuldip, Raj Mehra, Gulab, Yashodhara Katju, Sofia, Shyama, Wasti, Om Prakash etc in it.

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

Here are the details of the ten songs that have been covered so far:

Blog Post number Song Date of posting singer(s)
3986 Dil de diya hai tujhko 11 june 2011 Rafi, Shamshad Begam
4003 Ae ishq hamen barbaad na kar 15 june 2011 Suraiyya, Rafi
4046 Lab pe fariyaad hai dil barbaad hai 22 June 2011 Rafi, Lata, Geeta Dutt
9529 Chhaaya samaa suhaana 6 March 2014 Rafi, Suraiyya
9769 Baat takoon main teri kothhe chadh ke 26 April 2014 Suraiyya
9775 Ae dil kise sunaaun ye dukh bhara fasaana 27 april 2014 Suraiyya
9789 Jo tum badley jahaan badla 30 april 2014 Suraiyya
9795 Tere gham ke sahaare jee rahi hai zindagi meri 1 may 2014 Suraiyya
16300 Chhak chhak chali hamaari rail 1 April 2021 Geeta Dutt, Lata, Unknown male voice
16421 Namastejee Namastejee 1 June 2021 Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Shamshad Begam, Rafi

As we can see from the above table, this movie made its debut more than ten years ago on 1058th day of the blog . Today, on the 4853rd day of the blog, the eleventh and final song of “Naach”(1949) gets covered in the blog.

The song under discussion is sung by Rafi, Lata and Geeta Dutt. Mulkraj Bhakri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram. Only the audio of the song is available. It sounds like a fakeer/ beggar song to me. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, all the songs of “Naach”(1949) get covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Kyun karta maan jawaani ka (Naach)(1949) Singers- Rafi, Lata, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram
All

Lyrics

kyun karta maan jawaani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka

ye raunaq saari do din ki
ho do din ki
ho do din ki
jeewan phulwaari do din ki
ho do din ki
ho do din ki
kyun karta tera mera hai

na tera hai na mera hai
kyun karta tera mera hai
na tera hai na mera hai
duniya hai naam kahaani ka
duniya hai naam kahaani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka

ye roop jawaani rang rahe
na rang rahe
na rang rahe
sada koi bhi tere sang rahe
na sang rahe
na sang rahe
jo dekh raha hai sapna hai

koi na tera apna hai
jo dekh raha hai sapna hai
koi na tera apna hai
duniya hai naam kahaani ka
duniya hai naam kahaani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
kyun karta maan jawaani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka
tu ek bulbula paani ka


What is this blog all about

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

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over FOURTEEN years. This blog has over 17100 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

17102

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1329
Total Number of movies covered=4609

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