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Archive for the ‘Songs of 1950s (1951 to 1960)’ Category


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“Naag Champa”(1958) was produced and directed by Vinod Desai for Vinod Films, Bombay. This mythological movie had the usual suspects in it, viz. Nirupa Roy, Manhar Desai, Kammo, Sapru, Sundar, Baby Uma, Lalita Pawar, C J apndey, Dubey, Santosh Kumar, Uma Dutt, Nemo, R Khanna, Chhotelal, Maqbool, Devchand etc in it.

This obscure movie had six obscure songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Naag Champa”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Gopal singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Manna Dey.

Only the audio of this rare song is available. Seeing that Lata sang as many as four songs in this movie, one cdan assume that she sang for the leading lady, viz Nirupa Roy. So my guess is that this song was picturised on Nirupa Roy.

With this song, “Naag Champa”(1958) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Chhod atariya gaye saanwariya (Naag Champa)(1958) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Manna Dey

Lyrics

chhod atariya
gaye saanwariya
saari umariya dhoondhoon re ae
des phiri
pardes phiri
ab kaun nagariya dhoondhoon re ae
chhod atariya
gaye saanwariya

birhan hoon
bairaagan hoon main
dukh mein pali
abhaagan hoon main
zahar bhi jiska amrit mujhko
usi naag ki naagan hoon main
usi naag ki naagan hoon main
panghat marghat
ghat ghat ghoomoon
panghat marghat
ghat ghat ghoomoon
beech bajariya dhoondhoon re ae
des phiri
pardes phiri
ab kaun nagariya dhoondhoon re ae
chhod atariya
gaye saanwariya

ruk jaa o toofaan bali re
main to piya ke gaaon chali re
ruk na sako to mujhe udaa kar
pahuncha do saajan ki gali re
pahuncha do saajan ki gali re
pee darshan ki pyaas lagaaye
pee darshan ki pyaas lagaaye
main baawariya dhoondhhoon re ae
des phiri
pardes phiri
ab kaun nagariya dhoondhoon re ae
chhod atariya
gaye saanwariya
chhod atariya
gaye saanwariya

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“Goonj”(1952) was produced by H S Kwatra and directed by Phani Majumdar for Kwatra arts Productions, Bombay. The movie had Suraiyya, suresh, Sapru, Majnu, Ramesh Thakur, Madan Puri, Randheer, Urvashi, Praveen, Rajni, Uma Devi, Moti Sood, Jugal, Gadadhar Sharma, Darpan, Ravikant, Bhag Singh Joshi, Sohan, Bhagwan etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Eight of these songs have been discussed in the past.

Here is the ninth song from “Goonj”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by rajkumari. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardul Kwatra.

I have failed to note down the lyrics of this song to my satisfaction. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics of this song.

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

With this song, we now have exxactly 400 songs in the blog from movies released in 1952. Now this blog contains 400 plus songs from each year between 1949 to 1961.


Song-Arre ho ghadi ghadi (Goonj)(1952) Singer-Rajkumari, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Sardul Kwatra
Chorus

Lyrics

arre ho o o o
ghadi ghadi main loon angdaai
apne aap se main sharmaayee
kaho jee kyun bhala main kyun sharmaayee
kyun sharmaayee
apne piya ki tohe baat bataaun main
nainon mein naina jo daale
sheesha(?) ghabraaun main
haaye ghabraaun main
apne piya ki tohe baat bataaun main
nainon mein naina jo daale
sheesha (?)ghabraaun main
haaye ghabraaun main

chhota sa ye kaanch jaane
baanch(?) kaise jaaye hai
baanch(?) kaise jaaye hai
chup chup batiyaan jawaani ki sunaaye hai
jawaani ki sunaaye hai
chhota sa ye kaanch jaane
baanch(?) kaise jaaye hai
baanch(?) kaise jaaye hai
chup chup batiyaan jawaani ki sunaaye hai
kahoji kya sunaaye hai
kabhi kahe
nainwa mein jaadoo bhar laayee re
kabhi kahe aayi jawaani
raam duhaayee re
raam duhaayee re
kabhi kahe
nainwa mein jaadoo bhar laayee re
kabhi kahe aayi jawaani
raam duhaayee re
raam duhaayee re
apne piya ki tohe baat bataaun main
nainon mein naina jo daale
sheesha(?) ghabraaun main
haaye ghabraaun main

aisi najariya se aaj naahin dekh mohe
aaj naahin dekh mohe
noch (??) loongi ankhiyaan
tod phod doongi tohe
tod phod doongi tohe
aisi najariya se aaj naahin dekh mohe
aaj naahin dekh mohe
noch(??) loongi ankhiyaan
tod phod doongi tohe
tod phod doongi tohe
saikdon hazaaron laakhon
tukde karoongi tore
yoon na kabhi dekh
ye hansi ke bhare nain more
teekhe bhare nain more
saikdon hazaaron laakhon
tukde karoongi tore
yoon na kabhi dekh
hansi ke bhare nain more
hansi ke bhare nain more
apne piya ki tohe baat bataaun main
nainon mein naina jo daale
sheesha(?) ghabraaun main
haaye ghabraaun main


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“Saweraa”(1958) was produced by Ruby Sen and it was directed by Satyen Bose for Basu Chitra Mandir, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Bipin Gupta, Leela Mishra, Kammo, Samson, Kundan, Bhagwan Sinha, Dhumal, Keshto Mukherji, Ramesh Sinha, anil, S N Bannerji, Bishan Khanna, Jamal, s K Singh, Brahm Bhardwaj, Ravikant, sailen Bose, Ratan Gaurang, Indar, Mohan Choti, Prem Dhawan, Narbada Shankar, Govind Sharma, Ramlal, Mumtaz Begam, Uma Khosla, Sheila Vaz etc in it.

There were seven songs in the movie. As many as six songs from the movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the seventh and final song from “Saweraa”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shailesh Mukherji.

Unlike most other songs of the movie, this song is a rare song and its video is not available. So it is difficult to say if this song was part of the movie or it was excluded from the movie. The song itself is a superb song. While most people would praise Lata’s voice in this song, the lyrics of this song that should be considered the real highlight of this song. The song is perhaps the least known song from “Sawera”(1958), but it is a song that desrves to be better known among music lovers.

In case this song was picturised, the picturisation would undoubtedly be on Meena Kumari.

With this song, “Saweraa”(1958) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Aankh michauli khel rahi hai mujhse meri taqdeer(Saweraa)(1958) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shailesh Kumar Mukherji

Lyrics

Aankh michauli khel rahi hai
mujhse meri taqdeer
haaye meri taqdeer
haaye meri taqdeer
man ko sau sau pankh diye hain
pairon mein zanjeer
haaye meri taqdeer
haaye meri taqdeer

zindagi ki raahen
ulajhti hi jaayen
zindagi ki raahen
ulajhti hi jaayen
ab dil roye
aur pachhtaaye
daras nain adheer
haaye meri taqdeer
haaye meri taqdeer

jab bahaar aayee
preet pyaar laayee
jab bahaar aayee
preet pyaar laayee
aisee sooni raat
???
dard gaya dil cheer
haaye meri taqdeer
haaye meri taqdeer
aankh michauli khel rahi hai
mujhse meri taqdeer
haaye meri taqdeer
haaye meri taqdeer


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“Shesh Naag”(1957) was produced by Ratibhai Punathar and directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi for Ajeet Pictures, Bombay. This mythological movie had the usual cast for such movies, viz. Shahu Modak, Nirupa Roy, Sulochana, Tiwari, P Kailash, Trilok Kapoor, babu Raje, Charubala, pal Sharma, Uma Khosla, Suryakumar, manek, Rajrani, Poonam Kapoor, Moolchand etc in it.

This movie had seven songs in it and all these songs were female solos.

Here is the first song from “Shesh Naag”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Sudha Malhotra. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

Only the audio of this song is available, but it is almost certain that this song was picturised on Nirupa Roy.

With this rare song, “Shesh Naag”(1957) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Man ke paas aake tan se kyun door ho (Shesh Naag)(1957) Singer-Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

man ke paas aake
tan se kyun door ho o o
meri maang ke sajeele
tum sindoor ho
man ke paas aake
tan se kyun door ho o o
meri maang ke sajeele
tum sindoor ho

ho o
jo liya hai haath haathon mein
usey na chhodna
jo liya hai haath haathon mein
usey na chhodna
milaaya hai jo taar to kabhi na todna
ho kabhi na todna
mere madhuban ke
mere madhuban ke mohak mayur ho o o
meri maang ke sajeele tum sindoor ho

ho o
sukh suhaag ka maine ye taana-baana bun liya
sukh suhaag ka maine ye taana-baana bun liya
mere jeewan tan man
man hi man maine tumko chun liya
maine tumko chun liya
man mein jaante
man mein jaante ise tum bhi zaroor ho o
meri maang ke sajeele tum sindoor ho

o o
mere devta
mere devta
mere devta
dukh sukh se main tumko nihaarti
teri saanwri soorat ko nainon mein utaarti
nainon mein utaarti
meri aarti ke
meri aarti ke thhaal ke kapoor ho o
meri maang ke sajeele tum sindoor ho
man ke paas aa ke
tan se kyun door ho o
meri maang ke sajeele
tum sindoor ho


“Shyam Ki Jogan”(1957) was produced by K Bakshi and directed by S P Kalla for K B Films, Bombay. This obscure devotional movie had Shahu Modak, Sulochana, B M Vyas, Kamal Mehra, Kammo, Ratnamala, ramesh Sinha, Jagdev, C S Dubey, Mehru, Baby Lata, Jeewan Kala, Funny Walker, Praveen, Maruti etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it.

One song from this movie has been discussed in the past. Here is the second song from “Shyam Ki Jogan”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam. S P Kalla is the lyricist. Music is composed by Narayan Dutt.

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

I have not been able to get a word (or two) right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.


Song-Meri zindagi ka tamaasha bana ke (Shyam Ki Jogan)(1957) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-S P Kalla, MD-Narayan Dutt

Lyrics

meri zindagi ka tamaasha banaa ke
tujhe kya mila bhagwaan re
mujhe itna sataa ke

sab musaafir hain ye kaun mera yahaan
sab musaafir hain ye kaun mera yahaan
paas jaaun to thokar lagaata jahaan
to main jaaun kahaan
mere daaman mein kaanten bichhaa ke
tujhe kya mila bhagwaan re
mujhe itna sata ke
meri zindagi ka tamaasha banaa ke
tujhe kya mila bhagwaan re
mujhe itna sataa ke

kaudiyon mein meri zindagi bik rahi
kaudiyon mein meri zindagi bik rahi
aansuon mein jawaani meri bah gayi
ro ke ye kah rahi
mere maathe pe kaalikh lagaa ke
tujhe kya mila bhagwaan re
mujhe itna sata ke
meri zindagi ka tamaasha banaa ke
tujhe kya mila bhagwaan re
mujhe itna sataa ke

meri kismat ki toone udaayi hansi
meri kismat ki toone udaayi hansi
?? nahin dekh kar bekasi,
chheen kar ke khushi
mujhe duniya ke haathon lutaa ke
tujhe kya mila bhagwaan re
mujhe itna sata ke
meri zindagi ka tamaasha banaa ke
tujhe kya mila bhagwaan re
mujhe itna sataa ke


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“Sheesha” (1952) is an obscure movie which was produced by Umar Ansari and it was directed by Shahid Latif for Asian Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Sajjan, Nargis, Vimla, Kumkum, Amar, Achla Sachdev, Zebunnissa, Anwari Bai, Rakhan, Laman, Habeeb, Rashid, Cuckoo, Majnu etc in it.

Six songs from this movie have been discussed so far. Here is the seventh song from this movie to appear in the blog. This obscure song is sung by Rafi. The song is written by Umar Ansari. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song which sounds like an ideal song to listen to during evening time, especially on radio.


Song-Teri mehfil mein dil thhaame (Sheesha)(1952) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Umar Ansari, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

Teri mehfil mein dil thhhaame
tera deewaana aata hai
teri mehfil mein dil thhhaame
tera deewaana aata hai

theher o shama
jalne ke liye
o shama
jalne ke liye ae ae
parwaana aata hai
teri mehfil mein

bahakta
ladkhaadaata
jhoomta
teri muhabbat mein
bahakta
ladkhaadaata
jhoomta
teri muhabbat mein
ae ae ae
teri muhabbat mein
kafan baadhe huye sar pe
tera mastaana aata hai
teri mehfil mein

khabar le apne dil ki
dil hamaara todne waale
khabar le apne dil ki
dil hamaara todne waale
ae ae ae ae
dil todne waale
ke sheeshe ko hamen
pathhar se bhi takraana aata hai
teri mehfil mein dil thhhaame
tera deewaana aata hai
teri mehfil mein


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“Khazaanchi”(1958), a remake of “Khazaanchi”(1941) was directed by P N Arora for All India Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Rajendra Kumar, Shyama, Helen, Balraj Sahni, Chitra, Manorama, Minoo Mumtaz, Rajan Haksar etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Five songs from the movie have been covered in the blog in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Khazaanchi”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

The song is picturised as a get together song where Rajendra Kumar has been invited for tea by Shyama’s father, and this song gets sung on the occasion. I am unable to identify the lady lip syncing this song. My blind guess (based on the cast) is Chitra. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable in the lyrics.

This song has the same tune as the “Mera Saaya”(1966) song Nainon waali ne haay meraa dil lootaa which was also composed by Madan Mohan.

With this song, “Khazaanchi”(1958) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Aankhon aankhon mein ho gaye mast ishaare (Khazaanchi)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

aankhon aankhon mein ho gaye mast ishaare
baaton baaton mein dil waale dil haare
aankhon aankhon mein ho gaye mast ishaare
baaton baaton mein dil waale dil haare

udte udte kahaan se aaya ik panchhi albela
udte udte kahaan se aaya ik panchhi albela
meri atariya baith ke boli ye jag pyaar ka mela
bole aisi meethi boli teer jiya pe maare
aankhon aankhon mein ho gaye mast ishaare
baaton baaton mein dil waale dil haare

pehle pehle lagti hai jo anhoni si baaten
pehle pehle lagti hai jo anhoni si baaten
hote hote ho jaati hai pyaar ki wo mulaakaaten
aankh milaate hi dil dole
khel ye kaise ??
aankhon aankhon mein ho gaye mast ishaare
baaton baaton mein dil waale dil haare

aaj agar hai baat zara si
hoga ye kal afsaana
aaj agar hai baat zara si
hoga ye kal afsaana
jahaan jahaan bhi shama jalegi
aa ke rahega parwaana
bante bante do begaane
ban jaate hain pyaare
aankhon aankhon mein ho gaye mast ishaare
baaton baaton mein dil waale dil haare
aankhon aankhon mein ho gaye mast ishaare


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“Shrikrishn Satyabhama”(1951) also known as “Paarijaatak” was produced by P K Pathak and directed by Raja Paranjpe for Manik Studio, Poona. This mythological movie had Shahu Modak, Poornima, Hansa, Anant Marathe, Nimbalkar, Vasantrao Pahalwan etc in it.

This obscure movie had six obscure songs in it, and all of them were female solos.

Here is the first song from “Shrikrishn Satyabhama”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Malti Pande, who makes her debut as a singer in the blog with this song. Mukhram Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Keshavrao Bhole.

I have not been able to get a few words right in the song. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable in the lyrics.

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

With this extremely rare song, “Shrikrishn Satyabhama”(1951) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Phoole paarijaat re (Shrikrishn Satyabhama)(1951) Singer-Malti Pande, Lyrics-Mukhram Sharma, MD-K Bhole
Chorus

Lyrics

phoole paarijaat re ae ae
phoole paarijaat re
angna hamaar re
angna hamaar re
phoole paarijaat re
swarglok ka vrikshraaj ye
swarglok ka vrikshraaj ye
dharti pe aaya hai aaj ye ae ae
dharti pe aaya hai aaj ye
dwaarika ke dwaar re ae ae ae
phoole paarijaat re

seenchen mil ke donon raani
seenchen mil ke donon raani
prabhu charnon ka nirmal paani
prabhu charnon ka nirmal paani
gaayen geet malhaar re ae
phoole paarijaat re ae ae

sone ki suhaani daali ee ee
sone ki suhaani daali ee
patiya re markat (??) waali
ho o o
patiya re markat (??) waali
markat (??) waali
chhaayenge ghar baar re ae
phoole paarijaat re

moonge ki danthhal aayen aen
moonge ki danthhal aayen
moti ki pankhudiyaan aayen aen
moti ki pankhudiyaan aayen aen
amrit ke ras dhaar re
phoole paarijaat re ae

phool hamaare
dor tumhaari
phool hamaare
dor tumhaari
hil-mil goonthhen
aao dulaari
hil-mil goonthhen
aao dulaari
piya gale ke haar re ae
phoole paarijaat re ae
phoole paarijaat re ae


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Today’s song is from the film Savera-58. It is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. The Lyricist was Shailendra and the composer was Sailesh Mukherjee. This song was quite popular during its time and I was surprised to see that this was not yet posted on the Blog.

The composer Shailesh Mukherjee was a multifaceted artist. He was an actor as well as a singer. He composed music for 3 films. He acted as a Hero under the name of Shreekant Gaurav,in 3 films namely, Miya Bibi Razi-60, Pyar ki pyas-61 and an unreleased film Monica-62. He sang 19 songs in 11 films from Andhon ki duniya-47 to Suhani Raat-74. After retiring from Hindi films, he used to interview Bangla stars for Calcutta A.I.R. After that he came back and became an Architect and Interior Decorator, doing work on stars’ and their relatives’ bungalows. He bought 26 acres of land in Karjat, near Bombay and built a farm house for family enjoyment there. He was so much attached to Karjat that after his death, as per his wish, his ashes were scattered on this land in Karjat !

His daughter Kajri also became an actress and did films like Tumhara Kallu-75, Sangat-75, Balika Badhu-76, Dillagi-78. etc etc. She won the Best Supporting actress Filmfare award for Balika Badhu-76 also. She was married to the son of character artist Bipin Gupta’s son. Sailesh Mukherjee’s son and later Grandson became Architects and Interior Decorators as per his wishes. ( Thanks to Ms. Meeta Mukherjee, daughter in law of Sailesh Mukherjee for providing all this information to me.)

Film Savera-58 was directed by a well known director Satyen Bose. The cast was Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari, Bipin Gupta, Dhumal, Ramesh Sinha, Narmada Shankar etc etc.

Bipin Gupta was born to a Bengali family on 27th August 1905 in Meerut, the 5th child of his parents Trailokya Nath Gupta and Khemankari Devi.They later moved to Barrackpore. He attended the Chinsura Training School and the Barrackpore Government High School. He was married to Annapurna Devi.

Gupta’s first Bengali film was Chokher Bali ( Film Padosan in Hindi was made based on this film later ) directed by Sotu Sen in 1938. Throughout his career he had worked on almost 300 films though he played the hero only once, in the film Noori-1934. It was produced by Durga International Films, Calcutta. His Heroine was Sheela Devi. It was a flop movie.

He started working in Radio in 1934 and by 1936 he became a professional stage artist. He stayed for 30 years in Bombay to establish himself in Bollywood.

In 1964 he produced the film Daal Me Kala, directed by Satyen Bose and starring Nimmi, Kishore Kumar and Abhi Bhattacharya. The film took almost 4 years to make.

Bipin Gupta worked in over Hindi and Bengali films. He generally did the roles of Zamindar, teacher, father, Grandfather etc. All character roles. His voice was very good. Once, in Madras, while shooting for film “Teen Bahuraniya” at Gemini Studios, Prithviraj Kapoor lost his voice. Bipin Gupta dubbed all his film dialogues.

He died on 8th September 1981 in Calcutta. His son married Kajri- the daughter of Sailesh Mukherjee, actor, singer and composer. She too was an actress.( Thanks to Harish Raghuvanshi ji for some information ).

Normally information is available on internet or in books for well known actors. In Hindi cinema, there are hundreds of small actors and actresses, about whom no information is available anywhere. If some information is at all available, it will be very sketchy and incomplete. In some old yearbooks of Hindi film industry, such actors were to be found with 5-6 lines about them. In such cases, they are kept alive by the Picture Galleries, created, maintained and updated periodically, by two stalwarts, viz. Dr. Surjit Singh ji and Greta memsaab ji- both from USA. It is ironical that no efforts from the film industry in India are known to have been made in this direction. With existing Picture Galleries by these two great souls, at least these faces have their rightful names now. Other than this no information is available on them anywhere.

In such a situation, Mr. M.N.Sardana ji from Delhi and shri Venkataraman ji from Hyderabad and their associates are doing yeomans’ service by writting about less known but frequently seen on screen small actors of Hindi Cinema. M.N.Sardana ji especially needs an honourable mention for enrichinng the group “Woh din yaad karo” on Facebook by regularly bringing such actors to limelight by writing small bio notes on them. My hats off to M.N.Sardana ji. I am simply amazed to see his tremendous knowledge in this field. Students of Hindi film history-like me- will be indebted to him for his services in this field.

Here is what M.N.Sardana ji wrote about an actor called Narbada Shankar ( Narmada Shankar ), sometime back…

Narbada Shankar – one of the most memorable character actors of Hindi cinema. His voice is so unforgettable and unique, you know its him without even seeing him. He played a wide variety of roles but he was most commonly seen as a Pandit / Shastri / Pujari or a Doctor. But he is up for playing much more — he’s been father-in-laws of prospective brides / husbands, opinionated neighbours, an exorcist, a detective, a postman, a tangewala, etc. etc. the list goes on.

Shankar was born Narmada Shankar Tribhuvan Nayak. In his early career he is said to have worked primarily as a female impersonator in New Alfred Theatre Company dramas (when women were forbidden from performing in dramas). In this role he would enter film with Turki Hoor (1925) playing a female role. He worked on and off thru the next two decades with not much success. It wasn’t until the late 40s he would begin to get noticed.

With the role of the Judge in Namoona (1949) Narbada began his journey into a major character actor. He continued playing the diverse roles mentioned above thru the 50s, 60s and 70s. He slowed down and did less work in the 80s. Ek Chitthi Pyar Bare (1985) is one of his last films where he characteristically plays a doctor. He passed away on November 13, 1988 in Malad, Mumbai.

Film Savera-58 had very good songs. The story centred around a doctor who becomes a criminal due to circumstances and after realising his mistake surrenders,serves a jail term and begins a new life. The film is available on You Tube. I had seen it in 1958 itself, but to refresh my memory, I saw it again now. The story of Savera-58 is…

Dr, Kundan (Ashok kumar) is fro a middle class family. He has a childhood friend Shanti (Meenakumari) and they plan to marry once he becomes a doctor. After becoming a doctor, while serving in a Hospital, Kundan is blamed and held responsible for a patient’s death due to wrong medicine given by some other doctor. He is removed from service and does not get a job. He becomes a criminal. He meets shanti and upon her advice leaves criminal life and becomes a Sanyasi-Poornanand. A murder charge is put on him when he was a criminal and he faces the case in the court. He defends himself in the court and successfully proves that not he but victim’s wife was the murderer.
He however gets sentence for his other crimes and goes to jail. When he comes out, Shanti is waiting for him outside. They both travel towards a New Savera…a New Life.

Let us now enjoy this Manna Dey song from Savera-58.


Song-Jeewan ke raaste hazaar (Sawera)(1958) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Sailesh Mukherji
Chorus
Manna Dey + Chorus

Lyrics

om om om
om om om
om om om

man ke andhiyare mein
soone galiyare mein
jaago jyotirmay
jaago
jaago
jaago
jaago
jaago

o o
o o
o o
o o

jeewan ke raaste hazaar
jeewan ke raaste hazaar
zara soch ke chal bande
har kadam pe hain bharam ke jaal
tu ?? chal bande
jeewan ke raaste hazaar
jeewan ke raaste hazaar

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

dil mein chhupa chor tujhe le ke jahaan jaaye
tujhe le ke jahaan jaaye
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

dil mein chhupa chor tujhe le ke jaahaan jaaye
us gali se mud ke kabhi koi na aa paaye
koi na aa paaye
haar ke na baithh
apne aap ko badal bande
jeewan ke raaste hazaar
jeewan ke raaste hazaar

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

dhal rahi hai chhal ki raat
ho chala sawera
dekho ho chala sawera
aa aa aa

dhal rahi hai chhal ki raat
ho chala sawera
aise mein bhi haaye tere dil mein hai andhera
dil mein hai andhera
man ke dwaar khol zara
dhoop mein nikal bande
jeewan ke raaste hazaar
jeewan ke raaste hazaar
ho o
ho o
ho o
ho o o


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“Sheesha” (1952) is an obscure movie which was produced by Umar Ansari and directed by Shahid Latif for Asian Pictures, Bombay. It had Sajjan, Nargis, Vimla, Kumkum, Amar, Achla Sachdev, Zebunnissa, Anwari Bai, Rakhan, Laman, Habeeb, Rashid, Cuckoo, Majnu etc in it.

Five songs from this movie have been discussed so far. Here is the sixth song from this movie to appear in the blog. This obscure song is sung by Shamshad Begam. The song is written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

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

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable in the lyrics.


Song-Angna baaje shahnaai (Sheesha)(1952) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Ghulam Mohammad
Chorus

Lyrics

angna baaje
angna baaje shahnaai re
haan re shahnaai re
aaj mori jagmag atariya

chanda mori
chanda mori
o dekho
chanda mori
angnaai re
ho o angnaai re
dekho kahin laage na najariya
chanda mori

jaise sooraj chaand ka jeewan
lalla ka jeewan hoye ho o o
jaise sooraj chaand ka jeewan
lalla ka jeewan hoye

ho o o
bhari rahe mamta ko godi
sukh ka darshan hoye
aji haan ji
hoye(?)
sukh ka darshan hoye

ho o
gaaye koi
koi khushi khushi naache
hansi khushi lahraayi re
ho o lahraayi re
aaj mori jagmag atariya

chanda mori
chanda mori
ho dekho
chanda mori
angnaai re
ho o
angnaai re
dekho kahin laage na najariya
chanda mori

kisi ke nanhe se honthon pe jab hansi aayi
kisi ke nanhe se honthon pe jab hansi aayi
honthon pe jab hansi aayi

??? raahon mein roshni aayi
ho roshni aayi
ho o o
?? ko na luta de
?? badhaai re
de de badhaayi re
dekho kahin laage na najariya
chanda mori


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