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Archive for the ‘Songs of 1950’ Category


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Blog Day : 3640 Post No. : 14466

“Bhed” (1950) was an Amba Cinetone (Jal K Baliwaala productions), Bombay presentation. Details of its producer, director, actors etc are not available. Total number of songs in the movie are not known. HFGK gives a list of nine songs and indicates that there may have been more songs in it whose details are not available.

Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past. Here is the third song from “Bhed” (1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Madhukar Rajasthani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Mukul Roy.

Only the audio of the song is available. The artists of the movie are not known so it is difficult to say how and on whom this song was picturised. 🙂


Song-Dil bhi hanse main bhi hansoo (Bhed)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Madhukar Rajasthani, MD-Mukul Roy

Lyrics

dil bhi hanse main bhi hansoon oon
dil bhi hanse main bhi hansoon oon
chaand uga taare khile
chaand uga taare khile
muskaaye huye armaan mere
naazon pale naazon pale
muskaaye huye armaan mere
naazon pale naazon pale

dil bhi hanse main bhi hansoon oon
dil bhi hanse main bhi hansoon oon
chaand uga taare khile
chaand uga taare khile
muskaaye huye armaan mere
naazon pale naazon pale
muskaaye huye armaan mere
naazon pale naazon pale
dil bhi hanse main bhi hansoon oon
dil bhi hanse main bhi hansoon oon

khushiyon ke tabassum mein chhipi prem kahaani
khushiyon ke tabassum mein chhipi prem kahaani
masti ka liye saaz meri gaaye jawaani
masti ka liye saaz meri gaye jawaani
jeewan mein bahaaro pe mere
phool khile dil bhi khile
jeewan mein bahaaron pe mere
phool khile dil bhi khile
khushiyon ke tabassum mein chhipi prem kahaani
khushiyon ke tabassum mein chhipi prem kahaani
masti ka liye saaz meri gaaye jawaani
masti ka liye saaz meri gaaye jawaani
jeewan mein bahaaron pe mere
phool khile dil bhi khile
jeewan mein bahaaron pe mere
phool khile dil bhi khile
dil bhi hanse main bhi hansoon oon
dil bhi hanse main bhi hansoon oon
chaand uga taare khile
chaand uga taare khile
muskaaye huye armaan mere
naazo pale naazo pale
muskaaye huye armaan mere
naazon pale naazon pale
dil bhi hanse main bhi hansoon oon
dil bhi hanse main bhi hansoon oon

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Blog Day : 3626 Post No. : 14447

“Rupaya”(1950) was directed by G P Pawar for Vijay Chitra, Bombay. This obscure “social” movie had Shashikala, om Prakash, Manmohan, Naaz, Anwari, P Varne, Nautiyal, Ganpat Rao, Gauli Mota, Ramesh, Mirajkar etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Rupaya”(1950) to appear in the blog. The song is song by Shamshad Begam. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by P Ramakant.

If one thought that the song, going by the title, would discuss financial matters, then that is hardly the case. Hindi movies, no matter what their genre andwhat their title, would only have the same kind of songs discussing the same old “mohabbat”. And this song is no exception. 🙂


Song-Mohabbat dard hai (Rupaya)(1950) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-P Ramakant

Lyrics

mohabbat dard hai
mohabbat dard hai
dil mein basa le
jiska jee chaahe
ye meethha geet hai ae
ye meethha geet hai
ise gun guna le
jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai

ajab kya dekh tujhko gar
kisi ki jhuk gayin palken
ajab kya dekh tujhko gar
kisi ki jhuk gayin palken
ye duniya jhukti hai ae
ye duniya jhukti hai ik din
jhuka le jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai ae
mohabbat dard hai
dil mein basa le jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai

jawaani dar pe bachpan ke hai
sangam aag paani ka
aa aa aa aa
jawaani dar pe bachpan ke hai
sangam aag paani ka
aa aa aa aa
mita ke apne ko o
mita ke apne ko
armaan nikaale
jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai ae
mohabbat dard hai
dil mein basa le
jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai

kahar hain ham to rahmat bhi
zahar hain ham to amrit bhi
kahar hain ham to rahmat bhi
zahar hain ham to amrit bhi
agar ho pyaas honton pe
laga le jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai
mohabbat dard hai
dil mein basa le
jiska ji chaahe
mohabbat dard hai


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Blog Day : 3618 Post No. : 14421

“Nishaana”(1950) was directed by M H Wazahat for M & T Films, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Madhubala, Geeta Bali, Kanhaiyalal, Yakoob, Nawab Kashmiri, Durga Khote, Cuckkoo, Shyama, Shanti Madhok, Ahmad Agha, Shah, Balam, Guru, Basu, Nazafi etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Nishaana”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Nakshab is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khursheed Anwar.

Only the audio of this song is available. My guess is that the song might have been picturised on Madhubala. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Wo rooth gaye dil toot gaya (Nishaana)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Nakshab, MD-Khursheed Anwar

Lyrics

wo rooth gaye dil toot gayaa
duniyaa mein hamaaraa koi nahin
ae duniyaa waalon ham jaisaa
taqdeer kaa maaraa koi nahin

ab dukh kaa bhanwar hai aur dil hai
o o
kashti ko bachaana mushqil hai
ab dukh kaa bhanwar hai aur dil hai
kashti ko bachaanaa mushqil hai
majdhaar mein maajhi chhod gayaa
toofaan hai kinaaraa koi nahin
ae duniyaawaalon ham jaisaa
taqdeer kaa maaraa koi nahin

khushiyon kaa zamaanaa beet gaya o o o
ulfat kaa fasaanaa khatm huaa
khushiyon kaa zamaanaa beet gaya o
ulfat kaa fasaanaa khatm huaa
jeene ki tamannaa kyaa hogi
jeene kaa sahaaraa koi nahin
wo rooth gaye dil toot gayaa
duniyaa mein hamaaraa koi nahin
ae duniyaawaalon ham jaisaa
taqdeer kaa maaraa koi nahin


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Blog Day : 3608 Post No. : 14391

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 12
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‘च’ – चाँदनी छिटकी हुई है मुस्कुराती रात है ॰ ॰ ॰

तुम तो दिल के तार छेड़ कर ॰ ॰ ॰

The songs that you have rendered, the legacy that you have left behind, it strums the strings of the heart and brings unfettered pleasure to the listening mind. The treasure is limitless, and yet limited. Limitless – that we can hear them over and over again, and the listening pleasure multiplies. And yes, limited too – for we know now, what we have is what it is; there will be additions to this treasure no more.

Continuing with this delightful series of duets of Rafi Sb. We skip the ‘ङ’ letter in the alphbet – no meaningful words start with this letter and so no songs starting with it either.

We now come on to the next letter ‘‘. And to this delightful song from almost seven decades back. The film is from 1950 – a time when the companion singer was still known as Geeta Roy. The film is ‘Hamaara Ghar’. A wonderful chhaayageet song which comes from the pen of Anjum. The lyricists name appears as such; most likely this is the same person as Anjum Jaipuri. The melody comes from the mind of Chitragupt, a creator of many an unforgettable track.

The film is produced under the banner of Hindustan Chitra and is directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. The cast of actors is listed as Durga Khote, Umakant, Veera, Agha, Meena Kumari, Geeta Bose, David, Jankidas, Ramesh Gupta, Yashodhara Katju. I cannot with certainty make any guess about the lead pair of the film. I request knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this film and this song.

The film has seven songs, two of which are already showcased here on our blog. Here is the third song from this film. Think 1950, and think melody – the queen. A delightful duet. Enjoy.

 

Song – Chaandni Chhitki Hui Hai Muskuraati Raat Hai (Hamaara Ghar) (1950) Singer – Geeta Roy, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Anjum, MD – Chitragupt
Mohammed Rafi + Geeta Dutt

Lyrics

chaandni chhitki hui hai
muskuraati raat hai
chaandni chhitki hui hai
muskuraati raat hai
ek chanda aasmaan par
ik hamaare saath hai
ek chanda aasmaan par
ik hamaare saath hai

tumko kya dekhen sitaaro
tum puraane ho chuke
tumko kya dekhen sitaaro
tum puraane ho chuke
hum to un ko dekhte hain
jo hamaare ho chuke
jo hamaare ho chuke
dil se dil ki baat hai
ek chanda aasmaan par
ik hamaare saath hai

jhoomte hain aaj armaan
hans rahi hai zindagi
jhoomte hain aaj armaan
hans rahi hai zindagi
dil to pehle hi miley the
mil gai taqdeer bhi
mil gai taqdeer bhi
aji haath mein ab haath hai
ek chanda aasmaan par
ik hamaare saath hai

ik naya jeevan hai paaya
ik nai duniya basi
ik naya jeevan hai paaya
ik nai duniya basi
mil gayi hai do dilon ko
saari duniya ki khushi
saari duniya ki khushi
kya niraali baat hai
ek chanda aasmaan par
ik hamaare saath hai

chaandni chhitki hui hai
muskuraati raat hai
ek chanda aasmaan par
ik hamaare saath hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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चाँदनी छिटकी हुई है
मुस्कुराती रात है
चाँदनी छिटकी हुई है
मुस्कुराती रात है
एक चंदा आसमान पर
इक हमारे साथ है
एक चंदा आसमान पर
इक हमारे साथ है

तुमको क्या देखें सितारो
तुम पुराने हो चुके
तुमको क्या देखें सितारो
तुम पुराने हो चुके
हम तो उनको देखते हैं
जो हमारे हो चुके
जो हमारे हो चुके
दिल से दिल की बात है
एक चंदा आसमान पर
इक हमारे साथ है

झूमते हैं आज अरमां
हंस रही है ज़िंदगी
झूमते हैं आज अरमां
हंस रही है ज़िंदगी
दिल तो पहले ही मिले थे
मिल गई तक़दीर भी
मिल गई तक़दीर भी
अजी हाथ में अब हाथ है
एक चंदा आसमान पर
इक हमारे साथ है

इक नया जीवन है पाया
नयी दुनिया बसी
इक नया जीवन है पाया
इक नयी दुनिया बसी
मिल गई है दो दिलों को
सारी दुनिया की खुशी
सारी दुनिया की खुशी
क्या निराली बात है
एक चंदा आसमान पर
इक हमारे साथ है

चाँदनी छिटकी हुई है
मुस्कुराती रात है
एक चंदा आसमान पर
इक हमारे साथ है


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Blog Day : 3572 Post No. : 14312

“Putli”(1950) was produced and directed by Wali Sahab for Punjab Film Corporation, Bombay. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti ,Pran, Yaqoob, Husn Banu, Srinath, Majnu, Prem Dhawan, Ramesh Thakur , Sheela Naik etc in it.

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

Here is the fourth song from the movie. HFGK mentions this song as sung by Meena Kapoor. On listening to the song, one can notice that the song has a male voice as well. There were two lyricists in the movie viz Wali Sahab and Abid Gulrez. HFGK is silent about the lyricist of the song. Seeing that Wali sahab was the maker of this movie, one can assume that most songs, including this song, must have been penned by him. So I have assumed Wali Sahab as the lyricist of this song.

Picturisation shows Mumtaz Shanti and a gentleman standing in front of microphones and singing. They are either singng live for the radio or or they are recording- I am not sure.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the identification of the male singer as well as the male actor in the picturisation.

There were two music directors in the movie. Music of this song is composed by Aziz Hindi.


Song-Koi ambuwa pe piyu piyu gaaye re piya (Putli)(1950) Singers-Meena Kapoor, Male voice, Lyricist-Wali Sahab, MD-Aziz Hindi

Lyrics

koi ambuwa pe
koi ambuwa pe piyu piyu gaaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya
koi ambuwa pe piyu piyu gaaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya

jab kaali kaali ratiyon mein pyaari pyaari yaad teri aati hai
tere pyaar ki kasam saari raat hamen neend nahin aati hai
jab kaali kaali ratiyon mein pyaari pyaari yaad teri aati hai
tere pyaar ki kasam saari raat hamen neend nahin aati hai
jab kaali kali
jab kaali kaali ghat chha jaaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya
koi ambuwa pe piyu piyu gaaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya

lambi lambi raaten piya lambe lambe din
haaye lambe lambe din
lambi lambi raaten piya lambe lambe din
haaye lambe lambe din
teri yaad mein kaate maine gin gin din
gin gin din
teri yaad mein kate maine gin gin din
gin gin din
ab tere bina
ab tere bina sachmuch haaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya
koi ambuwa pe piyu piyu gaaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya

o o o
o o o
o o o

aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
neem taley ankhiyaan milaana nahin bhoolna
milaana nahin bhoolna aa aa
o o o
neem taley ankhiyaan milaana nahin bhoolna
milaana nahin bhoolna aa aa
pyaar ki gali mein piya aana nahin bhoolna
aana nahin bhoolna
aa aa aa aa
pyaar ki gali mein piya aana nahin bhoolna
aana nahin bhoolna
ye sama suhaana
ye sama suhaana beeta jaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya
koi ambuwa pe piyu piyu gaaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya
jab kaali kaali ghat chha jaaye re piya
main na jaanoon teri yaad kyun aaye re piya


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Blog Day : 3547 Post No. : 14233

“Nayi Bhaabhi”(1950) was directed by S D Narang for Bengal National Studios, Calcutta. This “social” movie had Kaushalya, Amarnath, Maya Devi, Smriti Biswas, Sundar, Cuckkoo, Ifthikar, Z Hussain, Rahi, Premkumari, Parvati, Lalloo etc in it.

This obscure movie had Seven obscure songs in it. Five of them were sung by Kaushalya which suggests that she played the title role.

Here is the first song from “Nayi Bhaabhi”(1950) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Kaushalya. B M Sharma, who was one of the three lyricists (Charan Das and Mayil Lucknowi being the others) is the lyricist. Music is composed by Harbaksh Singh (who was one of the two music directors of the movie, Chishti being the other).

Only the audio of the song is available, but it is clear that the song was picturised on Kaushalya herself.

With this song, the movie “Nayi Bhaabhi”(1950) as well as the lyricist and the music director make their respective debuts in the blog.


Song-O main soyi thhi sapnon mein aaye sajan (Nayi Bhaabhi)(1950) Singer-Kaushalya, Lyrics-B M Sharma, MD-Harbaksh Singh

Lyrics

O main soyi thhi
haan haan
soyi thhi
sapnon mein aaye sajan
o salone sajan
manmohne sajan
O main soyi thhi
sapnon mein aaye sajan
o salone sajan
manmohne sajan

phool masti se mujh pe barasne lage
phool masti se
phool masti se mujh pe barasne lage
saare bulbul wahaan aa chahakne lage
saare bulbul wahaan aa chahakne lage
liye chaahat ki bu
chali harsu pawan
O main soyi thhi
sapnon mein aaye sajan

aha chaand
aha chaand
aha chaand aur sitaare chamakne lage ae ae ae
aha chaand aur sitaare chamakne lage
aha mil jul ke
haan haan mil jul ke
do dil dhadakne lage
mile yoonhi nainan
hanse dharti gagan
O main soyi thhi
sapnon mein aaye sajan

aaja sapnon ke meet mere sundar sangeet
aaja sapnon ke meet mere sundar sangeet
aaja tujko sikhaaun muhabbat ki reet
aaja tujko sikhaaun muhabbat ki reet
dekh tere liye mera dole hai man
o salone sajan
manmohne sajan
O main soyi thhi
sapnon mein aaye sajan
o salone sajan
manmohne sajan


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Blog Day : 3507 Post No. : 14092

Today’s song is from film ‘Pehla Aadmi’ from 1950.

India became an independent nation on 15th August, 1947. It saw the end of about 100 years of protest, riots, mutinies and revolutionary attacks on the British Raj, who had ruled us for so many years – 190 years, to be exact. That is after Robert Clive won the battle of Plassey in 1757. Besides political upheaval, independence had different impact on different people in India.

Firstly, those millions of freedom fighters who were busy 24 x 7, shouting, protesting and marching against the British, suddenly had no work no do. They faced a big void in their life. Those students who had left their education half way to join the freedom struggle found that they were nowhere now. No education, no jobs and no activity. This led to finding ways of making quick money – like black marketing, political exploitation of the society to make quick bucks, illegal activities etc.

Secondly, the writers and authors who were suppressed and prohibited from writing anti-British articles or even patriotic songs and dramas, found that they now could do so, but there were no takers. The relevance of such writings was lost because India was independent now.

Thirdly, the film makers, who could not express their patriotic urges through films were now free to make such films. There was no need to be symbolic now. Direct expressions were now allowed without restraint.

Even in the patriotism or the independence struggle, there were two divisions. One, which followed the footsteps and teaching of Ahimsa by Mahatma Gandhi and two, was the revolutionary explosive type who believed in bloodshed, punishment and overthrowing the rulers by weapons. For making a film the Gandhi ji’s way was too mild, without any drama, suspense or heroism. So it was the revolutionary way to independence struggle which was opted by film makers. There were many films about freedom struggle – Bhagat Singh and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, but very few on Gandhi ji’s teachings like ‘The Last Message’, ‘Ahimsa Path’ (both 1949) and some docu-films.

On the other hand, some films were made about the freedom struggle of revolutionaries like, ‘Azaadi Ki Raah Par’, ‘Desh Seva’, ‘Hua Savera’, ‘Refugee’, ‘Shaheed’, ‘Soldier’s Dream’ (all in 1948); ‘Apna Desh’, ‘Matrubhoomi’ (both in 1949); ‘Hindustan Hamara’, ‘Kashmir Hamara Hai’, ‘Pehla Aadmi’, ‘Samadhi’, (all in 1950); ‘Andolan’ (1951), ‘Anand Matth’ (1952) etc. As the euphoria diminished, such patriotic films too were made infrequently.

The life and times of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose has always fascinated every Indian. Despite the step motherly treatment and a total neglect many times by the Congress Party, Netaji occupies the number one position as a revolutionary, who had a clear goal, organisational skill, leadership qualities and a well cut out plan to achieve independence. But for the support of Congress leaders of the times, he sure would have achieved his target. Most Indians believe this even today. So, no wonder film makers made films on Netaji in every Indian language.

Calcutta’s New Theatres too did not lag behind and they made a film on the life and times of Netaji. The title of this film ‘Pehla Aadmi’ is very intriguing. To know the background of how this title was selected, let us go back a little and peep into history which few Indians know.

Subhash Chandra Bose as the Supreme Commander of Azad Hind Fauj (aka Indian National Army – INA) adopted in 1943, a variant of Purna Swaraj flag that included the words ‘AZAD’ on the saffron band on top, ‘HIND’ on the bottom green band and in the centre white band a ‘Springing Tiger’ in lieu of Gandhi ji’s ‘Charkha’, symbolising INA’s strength and their indomitable will to fight.

The Indian National Army was born during World War II. Originally, it was founded by Captain Mohan Singh in Singapore in September 1942 with Indian prisoners-of-war (POWs) held by the Japanese army in the Far East. This was with the support of the Indian Independence League, headed by expatriate nationalist leader Rash Behari Bose. However, the first INA was disbanded almost immediately in December 1942 after disagreements between Hikari Kikan and Mohan Singh, who came to believe that the Japanese High Command was using the INA as a mere pawn and propaganda tool. [Ed Note: The Hikari Kikan was the Japanese liaison office responsible for Japanese relations with the INA and the Azad Hind Government in exile.]

However, the idea of a liberation army was revived with the arrival of Subhas Chandra Bose in the Far East in 1943. In July, at a meeting in Singapore, Rash Behari Bose handed over control of the organization to Subhas Chandra Bose. Bose was able to reorganize the fledgling army and gained massive support among the expatriate Indian population in South East Asia, who supported the INA both financially, as well as by enlisting with the INA. At the peak of its activities, INA consisted of about 85,000 troops, including a separate women’s unit, the Rani of Jhansi Regiment, headed by Capt. Lakshmi Swaminathan (aka Capt. Lakshmi Sehgal). Under the leadership of Subhash Bose, this rejuvenated INA fought along with the Imperial Japanese Army against the British and Commonwealth forces in the campaigns in Burma, Assam, Imphal and Kohima, and later, against the successful Burma Campaign of the Allies. The INA stormed and captured the Andaman Islands, and had reached within shouting distance of Chittagong, when the Japanese army surrendered after the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Moirang in Manipur was the headquarters of INA. Colonel Shaukat Malik  hoisted the Tricolour for the first time on Indian soil on 19 March 1944, in Moirang with the help of Manipuris like Shri Mairembam Koireng Singh and others who were members of the INA. It is on this historical episode that Bimal Roy made the film ‘Pehla Aadmi’ in 1950.

The star cast of the film is Balraj Vij, Smriti Biswas, Pahadi Sanyal, Ashita Bose, Paul Mahendra, Zahar Roy, Heeralal, Asit Sen, Bela Bose etc.

Smriti Biswas, a protestant Bangla Christian was born in Calcutta on 17-2-1932. She studied in a Missionary girls’ school. Her father and mother both were Headmaster and Headmistress in other schools. Smriti had a liking for acting. When she was just 12 year old, she acted in film ‘Hamraahi’ (1945) and ‘Dwand’ (Bangla). When this was became at her home, she was put in another school. Later, the family shifted to Lahore. There Smriti acted in film ‘Ragni’ (1945), opposite Pran and also some other films.

After Partition, the family came to Delhi. Smriti met actor / producer / director Dr. SD Narang. He cast her in the film ‘Ek Aurat’ (1948) and Bangla film ‘Chinni Putul’, which became a hit. In 1951, Smriti shifted base to Bombay. According to her interviews, before coming to Bombay she had acted in 26 films. However no details are available for this. In 1953 she acted in ‘Shamsheer’ and also as a heroine opposite to Dev Anand in ‘Hum Safar’.

Though she was a star in Calcutta and Lahore, in Bombay she mostly got roles as a vamp or other supporting roles. She claims to have worked in 90 films. Some of her well known films are, ‘Dilli Ka Thug’, ‘Baap Re Baap’, ‘Bhaagam Bhag’, ‘Sailaab’, ‘Jaagte Raho’, ‘Aab e Hayaat’, ‘Hamdard’, ‘Teen Batti Chaar Raasta, ‘Abhimaan’, ‘Daaka’ etc .

Smriti was proficient in English, riding, swimming and cooking. She could play sitar, harmonium and guitar. She was very jolly like a tomboy. Smriti got married to Dr. SD Narang in 1960 and left films for ever. She gave birth to 2 sons. After the death of Dr. Narang in 1986, she gave her bungalow for development to a builder, who cheated her and she became homeless. She changed 28 houses in Bombay. She also lost her houses in Delhi and Mahabaleshwar due to crooked relatives. Finally, poor Smriti shifted to Nashik and has lived in a 500 sq.feet flat. Till last year she was in Nashik.

The story of ‘Pehla Aadmi’ was written by actor Nazir Hussain (ex INA), the lyrics were by Prakash (ex INA), and the music was by RC Boral. The film was directed by Bimal Roy, assisted by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. This was Bimal Roy’s last film with New Theatres. When he came to Bombay for the premier of the film, he met Hiten Chaudhari, who had worked in NT earlier. He was the first to leave NT and join Bombay Talkies in Bombay. Hiten took Bimal Roy to Bombay Talkies where he was offered the director’s position for the upcoming film ‘Maa’ (1952). Bimal Roy accepted it and settled in Bombay thereafter.

The story of ‘Pehla Aadmi’ is summarized below.

Vijay Kumar and Chaudhari are thick friends, living in Rangoon, Burma. They have a son Kumar and daughter Lata. The children fall in love when young, and decide to get married, with elders’ consent. The year is 1943. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose arrives in Singapore and tours Far Eastern areas. He invites the youngsters to join his INA to serve the motherland.

Kumar decides to join INA and promises Lata that they will get married after the war is over.  Before going, Kumar’s father gives him a sword to use in the war. Kumar, after his training is over, is sent to the war front. During a battle, his leader is shot. Before dying he gives Indian flag to Kumar and asks him to hoist it after victory.

The battle is won by Kumar’s unit and Kumar proudly unfurls the Indian Flag first time on a liberated Indian town. He becomes the ‘Pehla Aadmi’ to do so. Unfortunately, after hoisting the flag Kumar is shot dead. His body is brought to Rangoon for last rites. Lata is weeping. Kumar’s collegue in the war tells Lata to fulfil Kumar’s job in liberating the country. Lata too joins INA. (No.650)

The film has 11 songs, as listed in the Geet Kosh. Today’s song is the second song on the blog. It is sung by Aparesh Lahiri and Sandhya Mukherjee. Aparesh Lahiri is the father of the jewellery laden music director Bhappi Lahiri. The video shows Balraj Vij and Smriti Biswas.

[Author’s Note: Acknowledgements and thanks to lallantop.com, mukundsathe.com, Harish Raghuvanshi ji, Wikipedia, HFGK and my notes.]

 


Song – Hum Chale Nai Duniya Rachne (Pehla Aadmi) (1950) Singer – Aparesh Lahiri, Sandhya Mukherjee, Lyrics – Prakash BA, Music – RC Boral

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

hum chale
hum chale
hum chale nai duniya rachne
hum chale naya itihas liye
hum chale nai duniya rachne
hum chale naya itihas liye

wo raat andheri barkha ki
olay barse chamke bijli
wo raat andheri barkha ki
olay barse chamke bijli
par thaan liya jab mann me to
hum jaan pe apni khel chale

tum badho
tum badho
tum badho goliyaan phool banen
kante bhi tujhko dhool banen
tum badho goliyaan phool banen
kante bhi tujhko dhool banen
o janewale ja tu ja
bhagwan tumhara bhala kare
o janewale ja tu ja
bhagwan tumhara bhala kare
hum chale nai duniya rachne
hum chale naya itihas liye
hum chale nai duniya rachne
hum chale naya itihas liye

suraj pashchim mein ug aaye
ya chaand sitaare mit jaayen
suraj pashchim mein ug aaye
ya chaand sitaare mit jaayen
main asha deep
main asha deep jalaaye teri raah takun
tu aan miley
main asha deep jalaaye teri raah takun
tu aan miley

jaayenge
jaayenge
jaayenge ab hum tum mil kar
lo prem milan ke din aaye
hum chale
ha ha ha
hum chale

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम चले
हम चले
हम चले नई दुनिया रचने
हम चले नया इतिहास लिए
हम चले नई दुनिया रचने
हम चले नया इतिहास लिए

वो रात अंधेरी बरखा की
ओले बरसें चमके बिजली
वो रात अंधेरी बरखा की
ओले बरसें चमके बिजली

तुम बढ़ो
तुम बढ़ो
तुम बढ़ो गोलियां फूल बनें
कांटे भी तुझको धूल बनें
तुम बढ़ो गोलियां फूल बनें
कांटे भी तुझको धूल बनें
ओ जाने वाले जा तू जा
भगवान तुम्हारा भला करे
ओ जाने वाले जा तू जा
भगवान तुम्हारा भला करे

हम चले नई दुनिया रचने
हम चले नया इतिहास लिए
हम चले नई दुनिया रचने
हम चले नया इतिहास लिए

सूरज पश्चिम में उग आए
या चाँद सितारे मिट जाएँ
सूरज पश्चिम में उग आए
या चाँद सितारे मिट जाएँ
मैं आशा दीप
मैं आशा दीप जलाए तेरी राह तकूँ
तू आन मिले
मैं आशा दीप जलाए तेरी राह तकूँ
तू आन मिले

जाएंगे
जाएंगे
जाएंगे अब हम तुम मिल कर
लो प्रेम मिलन के दिन आए
हम चले
हा हा हा
हम चले


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Blog Day : 3504 Post No. : 14076

“Rupaya” (1950), an extremely obscure movie by now, was directed by G P Pawar for Vijay Chitra, Bombay. This “social” movie had Shashikala, Om Prakash, Manmohan, Naaz, Anwari, P Varney, Nautiyal, Ganpat Rao, Gauly Mota, Ramesh, Mirajkar etc in it.

There were nine songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Rupaya” (1950) to appear in the blog. HFGK is silent about the singer of this song. Listening to the song leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind that the song is sung by Geeta Dutt.

Indeewar in the lyricist. Music is composed by P Ramakant.

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

Wit this rare song, “Rupaya” (1950) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Tiki huyi thhin jinpe nazren (Rupaya)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-P Ramakant

Lyrics

tiki huyi thhin jin par nazren aen
tiki huyi thhin jin par nazren
doob gaye wo taare ae ae
aaye na meet hamaare
ho o o
aaye na meet hamaare
tiki huyi thhin jin par nazren
doob gaye wo taare ae ae
aaye na meet hamaare
ho o o
aaye na meet hamaare

kaate kat’ti nahin ye raaten
o o o
kaate kat’ti nahin ye raaten
kab tak karoon main din se baaten
paapi duniya peer na jaane
paapi duniya peer na jaane
bigdi kaun sanwaare ae
aaye na meet hamaare
ho o o
aaye na meet hamaare
tiki huyi thhin jin par nazren
doob gaye wo taare ae ae
aaye na meet hamaare
ho o o
aaye na meet hamaare

baaqi ab na rahi ummeeden
o o o o o
baaqi ab na rahi ummeeden
nainon ki ud gayi hai neenden
tum tak ud na saken ye naina
tum tak ud na saken ye naina
palkon ke pankh pasaare
aaye na meet hamaare
ho o o
aaye na meet hamaare
tiki huyi thhin jin par nazren
doob gaye wo taare ae ae
aaye na meet hamaare
ho o o
aaye na meet hamaare


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Blog Day : 3497 Post No. : 14055

“Sheesh Mahal”(1950) was produced by Sohrab Modi for Minerva Movietone. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Naseem Bano, Nigar Sultana, Pushpa Hans, Amarnath, Jawahar Kaul, Pran, Mubarak, Leela Mishra in it.

The story of the movie, as discussed by Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh, our beloved inhouse enyclopaedia, is as following:-

Thakur Jaspal Singh ( Sohrab Modi) lives in the prestigious and palatial house called the Sheesh Mahal. He is badly in debt, yet continues to live a lifestyle far over and above his means. His son and two daughters are concerned, and try to stop him from over-spending, but he disregards them. Then one day the inevitable happens, and Jaspal Singh has to leave Sheesh Mahal, which must now be sold by auction to pay off his debts.

Jaspal and his children move into a small room in the nearby slums, where they hope to spend the rest of their lives. Jaspal’s son, Vikram (Jawahar Kaul) finds employment in a mill, but unfortunately meets with an accident, and in order to save his life, the doctors amputate his leg, leaving his unemployed and dependent. Jaspal’s daughter, Ranjana ( Naseem Bano), attempts to secure employment, but proud Jaspal will not hear of this.

Ranjana gets employment, but she does not tell her father about it. Ranjana meets with a young man, Vikram (Amarnath) and both fall in love with each other. When this young man’s father, Durgaprasad ( Mubarak), comes to ask Jaspal for Ranjana’s hand, Jaspal finds out that he is the new owner of Sheesh Mahal, and that Ranjana has been working as a maid there.

Jaspal is furious, and taking his sword, he rushes over to the Sheesh Mahal with a clear intent of killing Ranjana, and anyone else who dares to stop him.

There he encounters Durgaprasad, who opens his eyes by telling him on his face the reality and that he is living in his past, which does not exist anymore. He warns him not to destroy the future and happiness of his children to pamper his false ego. Thakur realises his mistake. he drops his sword, but he too falls suffering from massive heart attack. He breathes his last accepting all his faults, but it is too late.

The movie had nine songs in it. Eight of these songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these songs :

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Aayi hai deewali 183 27-Oct-08
Jise dhoondhti phirti hai meri nazar 3820 23-Apr-11
Zehar khaanaa magar dil lagaanaa nahin 3829 28-Apr-11
Tum dekh rahe ho ke mite saare sahaare 4005 15-Jun-11
Muqaddar ke haathhon jahaan ghoomtaa hai 4139 6-Jul-11
Aadmi wo hai museebat se pareshaan na ho 6422 12-Aug-12
Ham kheton ke mahaaraaj hamen darr kaahe ka 12791 10-Jan-17
Bhoole zamaane yaad na kar 14044 11-Feb-18

Here is the ninth and final song from “Sheesh Mahal”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Pushpa Hans and it is picturised on her as well.

Lyricist is credited as Aaziz. I wonder whether he is a new name or someone who is known to us by some other name. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on him.

Music is composed by Vasant Desai.

With this song, “Sheesh Mahal”(1950) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Taqdeer banaane waale ne kaisi taqdeer banaayi hai (Sheesh Mahal)(1950) Singer-Pushpa Hans, Lyrics-Aziz, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

taqdeer banaane waale ne
kaisi taqdeer banaayi hai
barbaadi likh di kismat mein
ye apni shaan dikhaayi hai
taqdeer banaane waale ne
kaisi takdeer banaayi hai

aashaaon ki maala toot gayi
ummeed ke moti bikhar gaye
ummeed ke moti bikhar gaye
armaan bhi jal kar khaaq huye
armaan bhi jal kar khaaq huye
ab jaan pe aafat aayi hai
taqdeer banaane waale ne
kaisi taqdeer banaayi hai

ik jhonka hawa ka aaya thha
aaya aur aa kar nikal gaya
aaya aur aa kar nikal gaya
ham thhandi saans bhi le na sake
ham thhandi saans bhi le na sake
har shaakh e chaman murjhaai hai
taqdeer banaane waale ne
kaisi taqdeer banaayi hai
taqdeer banaane waale ne


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Blog Day : 3495 Post No. : 14044

Today (11 february 2018) is the birth anniversary of Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931). People may argue that he has nothing to do with HFM, but I would argue back that there would be no HFM but for Edison. One out of Edison’s countless inventions was the invention of phonograph, which made it possible to record sound. All the HFM music that we are listening to now owe their existence to this paradigm shifting invention in human existence. We have no way of knowing how the great personalities of the past sounded like, but thanks to Edison, we got a device that could record the voices of people for posterity. That way the contemporaries of Edison and those who came later has their lives enriched to a degree that is beyond our imagination.

Of course, motion picture camera and light bulb are also his inventions. One can safely say that the modern life that we take for granted these days owes a lot to the inventions of Edison. All these inventions led to creation of major industries !

Lots and lots of other discoveries and inventions by lots and lots of other people have taken place since then. In the past, there was no way to preserve voice for postrity. Now it can not only be preserved, but now it can be shared with others easily with people that may be living on the other side of the globe, without leaving the comforts of our own homes ! What is more, these recordings can even be edited, enhanced etc. For instance, there are quite a few recordings that are of poor quality. But tchnology is now available that enables us to improve their quality quite dramatically.

It goes without saying that our blog makes use of lots of technologies that Thomas Edison and many others have created over that last 150 years or so.

Take the song under discussion for example. This song is from “Sheesh Mahal”(1950). Sheesh Mahal had nine nine songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the blog. Out of the remaining two songs, one song is available in good audio quality (even video is available). But there is one song which seems to be missing from the movie and its audio, as available leave much to be desired.

But as noted above, technology comes to the rescue. There are audio softwares available that can help reduce noise and enhance audio quality. I am not much experienced in such matters but still I have been able to reduce the noise in this audio to an extent where the audio quality is bearable. May be with experience, I will become better.

So, on the occasion of Thomas Alva Edison’s 171st birth anniversary, here is this rare song from “Sheesha Mahal”(1950). This song is sung by Pushpa Hans. She had acted in it as well, so assuming that this song was picturised, it was picturised on herself.

Shams Lucknowi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vasant Desai.

This song becomes the 500th song of 1950 to appear in the blog. That way, 1950 becomes the second year, after 1949, to have 500 songs in the blog. 1959 and 1960 are two years that are waiting in the wings to join this group.


Song-Bhoole zamaane yaad na kar (Sheesh Mahal)(1950) Singer-Pushpa Hans, Lyrics-Shams Lucknowi, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

bhoole zamaane yaad na kar
yaad na kar
bhoole zamaane yaad na kar
yaad na kar

duniya ki yahi baaten hain
duniya ki yahi baaten hain
din hain to phir kabhi raaten hain
din hain to phir kabhi raaten hain
dil ko tu naashaad na kar
naashaad na kar
yaad na kar
bhoole zamaane yaad na kar
yaad na kar

zaalimon ki ye basti hai
zaalimon ki ye basti hai
rone pe duniya hansti hai
rone pe duniya hansti hai
aansuon se fariyaad na kar
fariyaad na kar
yaad na kar
bhoole zamaane yaad na kar
yaad na kar

ae dost hamen gham sahne de
ae dost hamen gham sahne de
kisi(?) ki nishaani rahne de
kisi(?) ki nishaani rahne de
shaad na kar
barbaad na kar
barbaad na kar
yaad na kar
bhoole zamaane yaad na kar
yaad na kar


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