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


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 :

5307 Post No. : 17393

#the Decade of Fifties – 1951 – 1960 #
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#Birthday-Suman Kalyanpur 28th Jan’2023 #
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Today 28th January’2023 is the eighty-sixth birthday of Singer Suman Kalyanpur- (born on 28th January’1937).

As per the statistics on this blog Suman Kalyanpur has sung around 857 songs in Hindi Films and so far we have covered 433 songs sung her on the blog. So, that is just above the half of the figures of total songs sung by her. We still have a long way to go before all her songs are posted here on the blog.

She has been conferred with ‘Padma Bhushan’ by Government of India on this ‘Republic Day’ and we congratulate her on this achievement, and also wish her a very happy birthday today and a healthy and peaceful life ahead.

A mishap happened with her just three days before when fire broke out in the building she is staying at Mumbai and she had to be evacuated from there to her relatives’ house in the city. A news article says on this incident that it will take around two to three weeks for everything to come to normal in the fire affected building.

We sincerely hope that everything will soon be back to normal.

To start the day I am presenting a song sung by Suman Kalyanpur from the decade of fifties i.e.1951-1960.

Here is a song from the ‘1958’ movie ‘Kal Kyaa Hogaa’.

“Kal Kyaa Hogaa-1958” was directed by Ramesh Dheeraj for ‘Sound And Shadow Corporation’.
It was produced by Y. B. Yavar. (In the footnote of this movie’s details, HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) mentions that the production activities of this movie were looked after by Nanabhai Bhatt).

The cast of this movie included Anita Guha, Manhar Desai, Shammi, Habib, Heera Sawant, Indira, Azim, Shyamlal, Maqbool, Leela Sharma, Nandini, Meena, Jahangir Lakdawala, Ghani, Mohd Ali, Mohd Sandow, Babu Sandow, Sheikh and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 18.02.1958.

“Kal Kyaa Hogaa-1958’ has nine songs written by Saba Afghani and music was composed by Nisar.

Here is the detail of the songs in this movie:-

SNo Song Title Singer/s
01 Aao bachchon, aaya anokha aaya Khurshid Bawra
02 Kahe kuchh bhi zamaana Not known
03 Jiska palda bhaari dekhe Mohd Rafi, chorus
04 Ye nazren* kataar, abroo hai talwaar Suman Kalyanpur
05 Ek saath hi aag lagaa de…jag ke paalanhaar Not known
06 Tera aasraa hai mujhe bansiwaale Not known
07 Jaan baaki reh gayi hai dil gaya Not known
08 Kya suhaana samaa hain, aaj duniya jawaan hai Not known
09 Ab maano na maano tumhaari marzi Suman Kalyanpur

(* in the audio of the song it is nigaahen)

We can see from the above table that singer’s names for five songs have not been mentioned for the individual songs in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960).
However HFGK mentions Mohd Rafi, Nisar, Suman Kalyanpur, Madhubala Zaveri and Khurshid Bawra as playback singers for this movie.

Only one song from this movie jiska palda bhaari dekhe has been posted on the blog on 27.02.2017.

Today’s song is the second song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Let us now listen to this song in the voice of Suman Kalyanpur.

Lyrics are by Saba Afghani and music is composed by Nisar.

Once again we wish a ‘very Happy Birthday to Suman Kalyanpur ji’!!!


Song-Ye nigaahen kataar abroo hai talwaar(Kal Kya Hoga)(1958) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Saba Afghani, MD-Nisar Bazmi

Lyrics

ye nigaahen kataar
abroo hain talwaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne ae
ye nigaahen aen
ye nigaahen kataar
abroo hain talwaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne
ye nigaahen aen

kyun apne bal pe
deewaane magroor hai
tirchhi nazar ka nishaana
mash’hoor hai ae
kyun apne bal pe
deewaane magroor hai
tirchhi nazar ka nishaana
mash’hoor hai
haaye
na rukegaa ye waar
abhi hogi teri haar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne ae
ye nigaahen aen

main hoon akeli
na rehnaa is khayaal mein
tadpe kahin naa
tu apne hi jaal mein
main hoon akeli
na rehnaa is khayaal mein
tadpe kahin naa
tu apne hi jaal mein
haaye
hain adaayen hazaar
o shikaari hoshiyaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne ae
ye nigaahen aen
ye nigaahen kataar
abroo hain talwaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne
ye nigaahen aen

meri nazar mein chhupi hai
ye taaseer(?) bhi
pal mein badal doon
main teri taqdeer bhi
meri nazar mein chhupi hai
ye taaseer(?) bhi
pal mein badal doon
main teri taqdeer bhi
haaye
kho naa jaaye qaraar
aage tujhe ikhtiyaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne
ye nigaahen aen
ye nigaahen kataar
abroo hain talwaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne
ye nigaahen aen


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Blog Day :

5306 Post No. : 17391

Hullo Atuldom

This post is thanks to the morning programs aired by Radio Ceylon (Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation) and Prasar Bharati’s Vividh Bharati.

The first song that I heard this morning was from the 1967 Bharat Bhushan starrer “Taqdeer”; a song from “Gateway Of India” (1957) was just over. And Jyoti Parmarji announced that the segment was a tribute to yesteryear actor Bharat Bhushan (14th June 1920- 27th January 1992).

The next segment played songs from “Thokar” (1953), Taxi 555 (1958), “Saaranga” (1960) etc; and Jyotiji said that the segment was remembering Sardar Malik (13th January 1930- 27th January 2006).

I am sure if I had listened further, I would have heard some lovely songs of Zia Sarhadi Sahab (1917- 27th January 1997). This youtube link will give us the songs played in that segment.

Then around 9.30 a.m. I switched on to Vividh Bharati and I landed on their “aaj ke fankaar” and I discovered that today is LOIN’s birth anniversary too.

So many yesteryear populars’ anniversaries. So I set out on my favourite activity- trying to find a movie or song featuring at least two of those who are being remebered today. And I had my EUREKAAA!!!! moment sometime back.

Today we are having a song sung by Mohd. Rafi, written by Madan Mohan (not the music director, please note) & Raja Mehdi Ali Khan and composed by Sardar Malik. It is from the movie “Maa Ke Aansoo” (1959). It was a movie which had Hamid Ali Khan, Nalini Jaywant, Neelam, Lalita Pawar, Agha, Ajit Kumar etc. Dhirubhai Desai was the director and more details about the movie can be had in this post Meri jholi ko bhar de of December 27th, 2011. Shri. Arunkumar Deshmukhji has given a brief about the movie in the comments to the post.

I am sure that it is well-known that Hamid Ali Khan was popular as Ajit. He started as an extra in many of his initial films to feed himself. He changed his name to Ajit on the advise of Nanabhai Bhatt. and played the main protagonist in films till sometime in the 60s when he switched to playing character roles and was most sought after villain in movies of the late 60s and most of the 70s. His character in “Kalicharan” (1976) pompously called himself “LOIN” of course that was his way of pronouncing the word Lion; similarly his “Rabbert” for Robert, “Mona Darling” are all unforgettable.
He would have been 101 today.

Sardar Malik passed away this date in 2006. He was active in Hindi Films from late 1940s and gave music for nearly 600 songs. I could readily recollect all the songs that SLBC played this morning. I just thought I will mention here that his children and grand children are connected with the music industry as singers, music directors etc. I also feel like mentioning that Hasrat Jaipuri was his wife’s brother.

Video

Audio

Song-Hai badh ke farishton se bhi insaan teri shaan (Maa Ke Aansoo)(1959) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Madan Mohan (lyricist), MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

aandhi mein gunaahon ka diya jal nahin sakta
jo bachke aa pahuncha hai
anjaam tera tere hi haathon mein hai naadaan
khud ko zara pehchaan
tu khud ko zara pehchaan
hai badh ke fariston se bhi insaan teri shaan
khud ko zara pehchan
tu khud ko zara pehchaan

maathe se siyaah daag gunaahon ke mita de
gunaahon ke mita de
neki ke diye gham ke andhere mein jala de
andhere mein jala de
do din ki khushi ke liye tu bech na imaan
tu bech na imaan
hai badh ke farishton se bhi insaan teri shaan
khud ko zara pehchan
tu khud ko zara pehchaan

jannat na ?? na yazeedon ke liye hai
jannat na ?? na yazeedon ke liye hai
Allaah ka ye ghar to shaheedon ke liye hai
hai waqt sambhalne ka
sambhal jaa arre naadaaan
sambhal jaa arre naadaan
hai badh ke farishton se bhi insaan teri shaan
khud ko zara pehchaan
tu khud ko zara pehchaan

kya teri duaaon se falak hil nahin sakta
falak hil nahin sakta
is dar se jo tu chaahe to kya mil nahin sakta
to kya mil nahin sakta
thhak jaayega neki se buraayi ka ye toofaan
buraayi ka ye toofaan
hai badh ke farishton se bhi insaan teri shaan
khud ko zara pehchaan
tu khud ko zara pehchaan
hai badh ke farishton se bhi insaan teri shaan
khud ko zara pehchaan
tu khud ko zara pehchaan


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Blog Day :

5306 Post No. : 17388

“Bhaagyawaan”(1953) was directed by Datta Dharmadhikari for ‘Roopkamal Chitra, Bombay’. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Raja Nene, Radhakishan, Yashodhara Katju, Ratan Kumar, Qamar, Baby Mala, Alhad, Balraj, Shakuntala etc in it.

This movie was a typical movie of its time, which is now 70 years old (how time flies ! ). The movie had this story :- (as recounted by our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh):- .

Chanda (Alhad) was a child with a branding of ‘Panauti’ (ill-fated). His father died as soon as he was born and with this shock, his mother too dies soon. In small villages, such incidents are attributed to the bad luck of the child and he was called ‘inauspicious ’by everyone. After parents’ death, Chanda and Suraj (Balrah Sahni) his elder brother were given shelter by his kind Mama and a tyrant Mami (Lalita Pawar). Mami always taunted Chanda. When they grew up, Suraj got a job and he got married to Sindhu (Nirupa Roy), who loves Chanda as her son.

Unfortunately Suraj is transferred to another town and he shifted with his wife. Soon the Mama fell very seriously ill. Mami blamed Chanda for this sad happening and drove him out of their house. Chand, in desperation travelled somehow to the town where his elder brother Suraj was staying. When he reached their house he finds it locked. Not knowing what to do, he decides to end his life. Chanda proceeds to the Railway tracks. While walking on the tracks he finds that at one place the Rails are broken and there was a big gap. This could surely cause an accident. Chanda decides to stop the train at any cost.

He removes his shirt and ties it to a stick as a flag. He hears the sound of train coming fast. He starts running on the tracks towards the train, waving his flag to stop the train. He starts shouting also. The driver sees him and tries to stop the fast train. The train screeches to a halt few feet away from Chanda. Train Driver, Guard and few passengers run to him. When they see the broken tracks they thank Chanda for saving them. Chanda’s brother Suraj and Sindhu also come running to find him. Their mama and Mami alight from the same train and thank Chanda, calling him BHAGYAWAAN and not inauspicious!

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have already been covered in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Date of posting Singer(s) Lyricist Remarks
12355 Jaane de kismat ki naav 5 September 2016 Manna Dey Ramesh Gupta
14628 Naari nahin hai sapna naari nahin kahaani 8 September 2018 Asha Bhonsle Neelkanth Tiwari
16328 Meri bhaabhi ne bheja sandesa 20 April 2021 Sulochana Kadam, Madhubala Jhaweri Saraswati Kumar Deepak Only duet in the movie
17377 Soja…ye duniya kare to kare badnaam 24 January 2023 Master Prakash Neelkanth Tiwari

We can observe that three lyricists and five singers were used in the four songs that have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth and final song from “Bhaagyawaan” (1953). The song is sung by Sulochana Kadam. Neelkanth Tiwari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

In a movie where most songs were sad, melancholic or sombre in mood, this song comes as a breath of fresh air. It is a playful song where a mother is trying to calm down a child by telling him amusing tales. Going by the story recounted above, this song may have been lip synced by Nirupa Roy on screen for Alhad.

I consider this song a forgotten gem, that deserves to be better known among music lovers.

With this song, all the songs of “Bhaagyawaan” (1953) have been covered in the blog and the movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Mat ro mat ro mere pyaare lalla (Bhaagyawaan)(1953) Singer-Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Neelkanth Tiwari, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyaare lalla
raam kare tera hove bhala
mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyare lalla
raam kare tera hove bhala
sun sun mere pyaare raaja
veer mard tu sachchha
sun sun mere pyaare raaja
veer mard tu sachcha
aankhen tujhko saza bhi deta
jaan ke sher ka bachha
dekhke ghoda
dekhke ghoda
leker kodaa
ho ja zara sawaar
hiran ke peechhe chhod de ghoda
mere raajkumar
mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyare lalla
raam kare tera howe bhala

seeti dekar platform se
seeti dekar platform se
chhukchhuk chhukchhuk chal di train
gudda baithha
gudiya baithhi
gudda baithha
gudiya baithhi
ghoonghat mein matke nain aen aen
ghoonghat mein matke nain
train gayi motor mein baithhen
pon pon motor bole
train gayi motor mein baithhen
pon pon motor bole
rasiya gudda kare sharaarat
guddi ka ghoonghat khole

chhoo chhoo mantar
ud ja kabootar
chanda ke ghar ja aa aa
chanda ke ghar ja
taaron ke ghunghroo
pehan ke naachoon
chanda ko jaa ke la
nee nee nee nee nee nee
nee nee nee nee nee nee
aaja tujhko god mein le loon
mere baal gopal
chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum naachoon
chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum naachoon
chaloon main baanki chaal
chaloon main baanki chaal
mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyare lalla
raam kare tera hove bhala


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 :

5305 Post No. : 17382

Today is the 74th Republic Day of India, i.e. Bharat. I congratulate all Atulites on this occasion. हार्दिक बधाई और अभिनंदन ।

Have you ever wondered why we have both Independence Day and Republic Day – 2 days of national celebrations ? How many of us really know the difference between these two days ? Let me explain….

After a long British rule, India became an Independent Nation on 15 th August 1947. The British handed over reins of the country to the people of India ( but not before promoting hatred and dividing the Akhand Bharat into 2 Nations on the basis of Religions). When we became Independent, we did not adopt any form of Government and India continued to take Queen Elizabeth as its head of country and also continued following the British Constitution, as we did not have our own Constitution by then. India still had a Governor General appointed by the British Government, of course on the advice of the Government of the newly formed Independent Dominion of India from 21-6-1948 to 26-1-1950. C. RajGopalachary took over as India’s first native Governor General of the Dominion of India from 21-6-1948 onwards.

After independence, India started work on its own new Constitution from 29-8-1947 to 26-11-1949. The total period was 2 years 11 months and 18 days, including 141 days for final drafting. The Constitution Committee was presided by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and it had 6 other members, namely K. M. Munshi, Mohd. Saadullah, A. K. Iyer, G. S. Ayyangar, N. Madhav Rao ( replacing B. L. Mittar who resigned due to ill health) and D. P. Khetan.

India accepted the new Constitution on 26-1-1950 declaring the nation as the Democratic Republic of India. From 15-8-1947 to 26-1-1950, the head of the country was the Prime Minister but from 26-1-1950, the Head of the country is the President of India. The post of Governor General was abolished and the British rule ended finally ! So, on Independence day, India came from the hands of the British to our hands ( actually it came to the hands of the ruling Congress party ) and on Republic Day India became a form of Government ruled by the Representatives of the people of India.

One more interesting thing which many people are not aware of. On the 15 th August 1947,being the head of the Government the then Prime Minister of India hoisted the Indian Flag. Therefore on every Independence day, the Prime Minister hoists the Flag and because from 26th January 1950, the President became the head of the Government, on every 26 th January the President unfurls the flag. On Independence day the flag is hoisted from below to the top of the pole, but on Republic day the flag is tied at the top and is only unfurled (not hoisted). In spite of so many years of Independence, people do not understand this and the flag is hoisted even on the 26th January in many places !

Today’s song is an inspirational song from the film Hum bhi kuchh kam nahin-1958. It is sung by Asha bhosle and chorus. The mukhada of the song is “Inquilab Zindabad”.

” Inquilab Zindabad ” was first coined by Maulana Hasrat Mohani in 1921 and it soon became a favourite with freedom Fighters. It is an Urdu word, which comes from the Arabic root of ” Inqlab” – which means change, transformation. The Freedom Fighters shouted this slogan to demand change in the governance of the country i.e. Independence.

The first song in a Hindi film using this slogan as its mukhda was in the film ” Shah E Misar “-1946, a film of actor Ajit’s Debut in his real name of Hamid. For reasons best known to Nehru and the Congress, ” Vande Mataram ” was not selected as the National Anthem. Instead, “Jan gana man” became India’s National Anthem. The first film song having ” Jan Gan Man ” in its music was the film ” Insaan ya Shaitan “-1933.

The Hindi film industry was never famous for making Patriotic films in a sizable number. Infact, when I started counting films made on national heroes, I was not only shocked but was utterly unhappy to find a miniscule number of patriotic films on Indian Heroes. For example, I found 6 films were made on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose-in 1947, 1950,1962,1966,1978 1nd 2004. 5 films were made on Shaheed Bhagat Singh and 3 films were made on Chhatrapati Shivaji. Few films were made on Rana Pratap, Gandhi ji, Padmini, Jhansi ki Rani, Kargil and Udham Singh. These are my cursory observations. There must be some more Patriotic films made in general, but not many on individual Heroes. This, when from 1931 to June 2017, a total of 12891 Hindi films were made !

Similarly, patriotic songs in Hindi films were also much less in number. Apart from films on specific Heroes, some songs were included even in social and family genre films. One can understand the helplessness of filmmakers in making Patriotic films and songs before Independence, due to fear of British backlash. After talkie films started, till Independence in 1946 it was only 16 years, while after 1947 till today, it is more than 70 odd years now. Therefore the reluctance to make films on different Patriotic Heroes and themes is not understandable.

Making patriotic songs before Independence was too risky to invite action from the British government. We all know how Kavi Pradeep had to go underground to avoid arrest by police for the song ” door hato aye duniya walo” in the film Kismet-1943. However, there was atleast one Music Director – Master Mohammed in the early years of Talkie films, who was a specialist in making Patriotic songs in his films and he was never stopped or punished by the British.

Master Mohammed started his career as an actor and composer in Krishnatone’s ” Harishchandra”-1931-one of the earliest Talkie films in the first year itself. He composed 20 songs in ” Seeta swayamvar”-1933. Same year he acted and composed music for India’s First Talkie Fantasy film “Lal E Yaman”-33. He used to sing songs in his films. He was MD of many films of Fearless Nadia, from her First big film ” Hunterwali ” -1935 to ” Sher E Baghdad”-46. He gave music to 24 films, composing 217 songs and sang 41 songs in 18 films. He also acted in 23 films.

His speciality was patriotic songs in his films. Some of his famous songs were, Hum watan ke-jai Bharat-36 and Zanda uncha rahe hamara-Lutaru Lalna-38. Another song from his film, “Jagat ka sapna” was based on Hindu-Muslim Unity. In his every film, there used to be a patriotic song. His last film as an actor was ” Flying Prince “-1946. His last film as a composer was Sati Seeta-46.

The music director of today’s song was S.D.Batish. I have a lot of respect for S D Batish,who did a marvelous job of promoting Indian Music in the UK and USA. He is one of those rare people who left the film world, but continued serving Indian Music, by turning a corner in Life. Such people are few in this world. The monumental work he did for Indian Music in foreign lands is unparalleled. An important point is that he did not do this service to Music for his personal gains. For his sustenance,he had opened a Restaurant in Santa Cruz,California,which was providing him enough for a comfortable living in the USA.

Now let us listen to this inspiring song….


Song- Inquilaab Zindabad (Ham Bhi Kuchh Kam Nahin)(1958) Singer- Asha Bhosle, Lyricist- Kaif Irfani, MD- S D Batish
Chorus

Lyrics

inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabad
inquilaab
inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab

inquilaab
zindaabaad

chalo watan ki raah par
ki tum watan ki shaan ho
watan ko tumpe naaz hai
ki tum watan ki jaan ho
chalo watan ki raah par
ki tum watan ki shaan ho
watan ko tumpe naaz hai
ki tum watan ki jaan ho

inquilaab
zindabad

badhe chalo bahaaduron
ke zulm ko mitaayenge
giraake mahal zulm ke
naya jahaan basaayenge
inquilwab
inquilawb zindawbawd
inquilwab zindaabaad
inquilaab
chalo watan ki raah par
ki tum watan ki shaan ho
wtan ko tumpe naaz hai
ki tum watan ki jaan ho

inquilaab
zindaabaad

kafan saron pe baandh lo zara
ke aaj jung hai
lahu bahe to mat daro
lahu bhi ek rang hai
inquilaab
inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab
chalo watan ki raah par
ki tum watan ki shaan ho
watan ko tumpe naaj hai
ki tum watan ki jaan ho

inquilaab
zindaabaad

kuchal do dushmanon ke sar
jala do zaalimon ke ghar
ke ?? baandh ke chalo
ke aayenge to jeet kar
inquilaab
inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab
chalo watan ki raah par
ki tum watan ki shaan ho
watan ko tumpe naaz hai
ki tum watan ki jaan ho
chalo watan ki raah par
ki tum watan ki shaan ho
watan ko tumpe naaz hai
ki tum watan ki jaan ho

inquilaab
zindaabaad
inquilaab
zindaabaad


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 :

5303 Post No. : 17379 Movie Count :

4680

#the Decade of Fifties – 1951 – 1960 #
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(A tribute to Bhimsen Joshi)

Today 24th January’2023 is the twelfth ‘Remembrance Anniversary’ of great vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.

He was born on 04th February’1922 and passed away on 24th January’2011.

As a tribute to Bhimsen Joshi I am presenting a song from the 1959 Un-released movie ‘Pativrataa’.

Music for this movie was composed by famous music director of Marathi films Ram Kadam.

I was longing to introduce this movie on the blog, though un-released movie it is, because this the fourth and final movie where music director Ram Kadam composed music for Hindi films other than the movies, ‘Raaste Aur Manzil-1968’, ‘Sant Tulsidas-1972’ and ‘Pinjra-1973’(already represented on the blog).

HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) does not mention any details for this movie ‘Pativrataa’ except listing of two songs from this movie in ‘unreleased movies’ section, name of the music director, singers, and production company.

However, since this movie was also made in Marathi (year 1959) I guess the same cast was there in the Hindi movie. I am giving details below herewith of this movie in Marathi.

‘Pativrataa’ was directed by Datta Dharmadhikari for ‘Alhad Chitra’.

Datta Dharmadhikari was also the producer of this movie.

‘Patrivrataa-1959’ (In Marathi) had Sulochana, Chandrakant, Jayshree Gadkar, Suryakant, Vivek, Indirabai Chitnis, Neelam, Damu Anna Malwankar, Vasant Shinde and others.
Raja Nene, Adhik Shirodkar, had guest appearances in this movie. And the movie also had child artistes Amrendra, Chhaya and Pratibha.

Editing of this movie was done by Anand Dharmadhikari.

Bhimsen Joshi, Asha Bhonsle, Lakshami Shankar and Janaki Aiyyar had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

As mentioned above music for this movie was composed by Ram Kadam.

Lyricist name for the songs in this movie is not mentioned in HGK Vol-III and also I didn’t find it mentioned in the titles of the ‘Marathi movie-Pativrataa’.

I would request our seniors on this blog and other knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Today’s song is sung by Bhimsen Joshi and Lakshami Shankar and music is composed by Ram Kadam.

Our tributes to Bhimsen Joshi, one of the greatest vocalist of this country, and one of my favorites.

With this song this movie ‘Pativrataa’ makes its debut on the blog.

(audio)


Song-Ae ree maayi aaj shubh mangal gaao (Pativrata)(UR)(1959) Singers-Bhimsen Joshi, Lakshmi Shankar, MD-Ram Kadam

Lyrics

ae ri maayi
aaj shubhmangal gaao
ae ri maayi
aaj shubhmangal gaao re
re re ae
ae ri maayi
aaj shubhmangal gaao

shok puraavo
mridang bajaao
shok puraavo
mridang bajaao
gaao o o
rijhaao o
badhaao o o

o o nainwaaa re

ae ri maayi
ae ri maayi
aaj shubhmangal gaao
ae ri maayi
aaj shubhmangal gaao

guni gandharv apsaraa
kinnar bin rubaab
guni gandharv apsaraa
kinnar bin rubaab
baje ae ae ae ae
sadaa ? (sataar)
ae ri maayi
aaj shubhmangal gaao
ae ri maayi
aaj shubhmangal gaao
guni gandharv apsaraa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa
guni gandharv apsaraa aa

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa
guni gandharv apsaraa aa


aa aa aa aa aa aa

(sargam)
aa aa aa aa aa aa

(sargam)
aa aa aa aa aa aa

(sargam)
aa aa aa aa aa aa

guni gandharv apsaraa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa
guni gandharv apsaraa
aa
kinnar bin rubaab
baje ae ae ae sataar rrrr
ae ri maayi
aaj shubhmangal gaao
ae ri maayi
aaj shubhmangal gaao


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Blog Day :

5303 Post No. : 17378

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2013-2023) – Song No. 11
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On this date ten years back viz on 24 January 2013, six songs from six movies were covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
7395 Manmohan mukhda mod gaye Kashinath(1943) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now
7396 Chal chameli baag mein kauwwe udaayenge Bulbul(1951) 2 songs covered out of 5 by now
7397 Ho rasa saayang re Singapore (1960) Movie YIPPEED in the blog with this song
7398 Khat likh de sanwariya ke naam babu Aaye Din Bahaar Ke(1966) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now
7399 Jaa re jaa o harjaayee dekhi teri dildaari Kallicharan(1976) Movie YIPPEED by now
7400 The she I love Rafi NFS(1967) Century song for the blog

We observe that six songs were covered in the blog ten years ago on this date. The day culminated with a Rafi NFS which was the 7400th song for the blog. The previous century post was published on 31 December 2012. So it is easy to calculate that this century came in 24 days, which was slow by the then standards of the blog. 🙂 Well, well.

We also observe that four movies (out of five) whose songs were covered on that day have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with only one movie that is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today.

That movie is “Bulbul”(1951). This movie was directed by A Rashid for Hindustan Productions, Bombay. This obscure movie had Majnu, Rukhsaana, Dilaawar, Sarla Devi, Jyotsna, Maqbool, Mannan, Sheikh etc in it.

“Bulbul”(1951) had five songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the blog so far.

Here is the third song from the movie to appear in the blog. HFGK and every other online source, including the youtuber uploaders mention singers as Rajkumari and Suman Purohit. Do they not apply their own mind or do they not listen to the song themselves ? It is clearly a duet sung by a male and a female voice. Secondly the voice of Rajkumari is not there in the song. Thirdly, if one listens to the other songs of this movie and then compare those voices with the voices in this song, then it would appear that this song is sung by K S Ragi and Suman Purohit.

A Rashid is the lyricist. Music is composed by K S Ragi.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Hans le mauj udaa le (Bulbul)(1951) Singers-K S Raagi, Suman Purohit, Lyrics-A Rashid, MD-K S Raagi
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hans le mauj uda le
ye duniyaa do din ki
ye duniyaa do din ki
hans le mauj uda le
ye duniyaa do din ki
ye duniyaa do din ki

jeevan hai ek pal ka mela
jeevan hai ek pal ka mela
aaj hai aur kal kuchh bhi nahin een
aaj hai aur kal kuchh bhi nahin een

geet khushi ke ga le
o ga le
ga le
geet khushi ke ga le
ye duniyaa do din ki
ye duniyaa do din ki
hans le mauj uda le
ye duniyaa do din ki
ye duniyaa do din ki

pal bhar ki zindagaani
ho zindagani
pal bhar ki zindagaani
ho zindagani
pal bhar ka ye mel el el
pal bhar ka ye mel el el

karna ho so kar le
o kar le
kar le
karna ho so kar le
ye duniyaa do din ki
ye duniyaa do din ki
hans le mauj uda le
ye duniyaa do din ki
ye duniyaa do din ki

bichhad gaya jab man ka saathi
bichhad gaya jab man ka saathi
saaj kahin aawaaz kahin
saaj kahin aawaaz kahin

jeewan ka jal bhar le
o bhar le
bhar le
jeewan ka jal bhar le
ye duniyaa do din ki
ye duniyaa do din ki
hans le mauj uda le
ye duniyaa do din ki
ye duniyaa do din ki
hans le mauj uda le
ye duniyaa do din ki
ye duniyaa do din ki


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 :

5303 Post No. : 17377

#the Decade of Fifties – 1951 – 1960 #
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Today’s song is from the ‘1953’ movie ‘Bhaagyawaan’. It was directed by Datta Dharmadhikari for ‘Roopkamal Chitra, Bombay’.

The cast of this movie included Nirupa Roy, Raja Nene, Radhakishan, Yashodhara Katju, Ratan Kumar, Qamar, Baby Mala, Alhad, Balraj, Shakuntala and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 21.09.1953.

Here is the brief about the story of this movie as recounted by our respected Arunkumar ji in the post with this song – jaane de kismat ki naav of this movie .

Chanda (Alhad) was a child with a branding of ‘Panauti’ (ill-fated). His father died as soon as he was born and with this shock, his mother too dies soon. In small villages, such incidents are attributed to the bad luck of the child and he was called ‘inauspicious ’by everyone. After parents’ death, Chanda and Suraj (Balrah Sahni) his elder brother were given shelter by his kind Mama and a tyrant Mami (Lalita Pawar). Mami always taunted Chanda. When they grew up, Suraj got a job and he got married to Sindhu (Nirupa Roy), who loves Chanda as her son.
Unfortunately Suraj is transferred to another town and he shifted with his wife. Soon the Mama fell very seriously ill. Mami blamed Chanda for this sad happening and drove him out of their house. Chand, in desperation travelled somehow to the town where his elder brother Suraj was staying. When he reached their house he finds it locked. Not knowing what to do, he decides to end his life. Chanda proceeds to the Railway tracks. While walking on the tracks he finds that at one place the Rails are broken and there was a big gap. This could surely cause an accident. Chanda decides to stop the train at any cost.
He removes his shirt and ties it to a stick as a flag. He hears the sound of train coming fast. He starts running on the tracks towards the train, waving his flag to stop the train. He starts shouting also. The driver sees him and tries to stop the fast train. The train screeches to a halt few feet away from Chanda. Train Driver, Guard and few passengers run to him. When they see the broken tracks they thank Chanda for saving them. Chanda’s brother Suraj and Sindhu also come running to find him. Their mama and Mami alight from the same train and thank Chanda, calling him BHAGYAWAAN and not inauspicious!

This movie has five songs written by three lyricists Neelkanth Tiwari, Saraswati Kumar ‘Deepak’, and Ramesh Gupta.

Music for this movie was composed by Avinash Vyas.

Here is the detail of songs this movie has with their status on the blog.

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer/s Posted On
01 Soja… ye duniya kare to kare badnaam Tiwari Master Prakash
02 Mat ro…mere pyaare lalaa Tiwari Sulochana Kadam
03 Naari nahin hai sapnaa Tiwari Asha Bhonsle 08.09.18
04 Meri bhaabhi ne ‘Deepak’ Sulochana Kadam, Madhubala Zaveri 20.04.2021
05 Jaane de kismat ki naav Gupta Manna Dey, chorus 05.09.2016

We can see from the above table that this movie had made its debut on 05.09.2016. And so far, three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is the fourth song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Master Prakash and lyrics are by Neelkanth Tiwari. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

I have not been able to note down correct words at few places. I would request readers with keener ears to please suggest/provide correct words.

This song is a ‘lullaby’ song sung by an elder brother for his younger brother.

Let us listen to this song now… Only the audio of this song is available.


Song-Soja…Ye duniya kare to kare badnaam (Bhaagyawaan)(1953) Singer-Master Prakash, Lyrics-Neelkanth Tiwari, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

soja aa aa aa
soja aa aa
ye duniya kare to
kare badnaam
tu mera lachhman
main tera raam
ye duniya kare to
kare badnaam
tu mera lachhman
main tera raam

chandan ka nahin paalnaa
resham ki nahin doriya
chandan ka nahin paalnaa
resham ki nahin doriya aan
maiyya bina tujhe kaun sulaaye
gaa kar meethhi loriyaan
gaa kar meethhi loriyaan
?
phir bhi sulaaye
aaj tera bada bhai
soja aa
soja aa
mere chhote se shyam

duniya aaj teri karti buraai
lekin tu duniya se karnaa bhalaai
duniya aaj teri karti buraai
lekin tu duniya se karnaa bhalaai
sooraj hai naam mera
chandra tera pyaare
gaayenge ek din
amber ke taare
? nyaari saloni
donon ki jodi lala
tu mera lachhman
main tera raam
ye duniya kare to
kare badnaam
tu mera lachhman
main tera raam
tu mera lachhman
main tera raam
tu mera lachhman
main tera raam


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 :

5302 Post No. : 17372 Movie Count :

4678

Today’s song is from the film Choron ki Baraat-1960. This is a very rare song from a film, which is making its Debut on the Blog with this song. There was another film having the same title ,in 1980 also. 26 film titles started with the word Chor…, from 1931 to 2012.

produced by Charanjeet, under the banner of K Pictures, Bombay, the film was directed by Pradeep nayyar and the Music Director was Manohar (Arora), whose assistants for this film were Sonik-Omi, who themselves became a reasonably successful MD pair with the film ” Dil ne phir yaad kiya”-1966. The cast of the film was Amarnath (Bharadwaj), Nazi, Shaikh, Nemo, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, Gulab, Jeevankala, Ram Mohan and many others.

Film Choron ki barat-60 was a story about a hidden treasure and different people who are after getting it and how they try to outsmart others. It is a strange coincidence that in this film, there are artistes who, in their real life, were fit to be in a Choron ki baraat. What I mean to say is that, one Lyricist and one singer from this film cheated the film industry, the audience and the common people by hiding certain facts. Not only these two, but some other famous actors, actresses, singers etc, have hidden their career matters from others – mind you, not inadvertently but intentionally ! I am providing details of some such cases here for your information.

There were 5 Lyricists for 6 songs of this film. One of them was “Gulzar Deenvi”, who was known as ‘ Gulzar’ – the famous poet, director , singer and actor in later days. One of the singers of this film was Mahendra Kapoor. These two are the culprits, who tried to hide and cheat everyone in not admitting honestly how they entered the filmline. Now read this –

Gulzar’s first song was not from Bandini – 63, as is always claimed by him, in every interview. He has written lyrics in films Choron ki Baraat-60, Diler Haseena-60 and Shriman Satyawadi-60. He wrote these songs as Gulzar Deenvi. But he also wrote lyrics in the film Kabuliwala-61 and Prempatra-62 in the name of Gulzar. Even then he claims Bandini-63 as his first film- which is wrong. There is enough proof that Gulzar Deenvi and Gulzar is the same person.

Born January 9, 1934, in Amritsar, Mahendra Kapoor spent the majority of his childhood in Mumbai, where he claimed top honors in the All-India Murphy-Metro Singing competition – 57, for Newcomers. His victory captured the attention of filmmaker Raja Nawathe, who used him in 1958’s Sohni Mahiwal. This also caused a controversy, because the contest was for new comers and Mahendra Kapoor had already sung songs in several films like Madmast-53, Madhur milan-55 Lalkar-56 and Heer-56 and also his first solo song in film Diwali ki raat-56. Later on he gave some lame excuse that he had not got any payment for that song etc etc.

Mala Sinha came from Calcutta to make a career in Bombay films. In Calcutta she worked in a Bilingual film ‘Chitrangadha-54’ in Bangla and Hindi. In 54 again,she did her first film in Bombay, Badshah-54, then came Hamlet-54, Riyasat-55 and Ekadashi-55. In all her interviews, Mala Sinha always quoted “Rangeen Raten”-56 with Shammi Kapoor as her first film in Bombay. She was ashamed of revealing that in film Riyasat-55, her Hero was Mahipal and in film Ekadashi the Hero was Trilok Kapoor. She always hid this fact. There are many Heroines who want to hide their struggling days. For example,in film “Professor”-62 Shammi Kapoor’s Heroine was Kalpana. Though touted as her first film,her first film was Pyar ki Jeet-62, opposite Mahipal- a fact which Kalpana always hid from everyone.

Similarly, A grade Heroine Meena Kumari also had done several Mythological and costume films before Baiju Bawra took her high up and above other Heroines. Filmslike Veer Ghatotkach-49, Shri Ganesh Mahima-50, Laxmi Narayan-51, Hanuman Paataal vijay-51 and Alladin aur Jadui Chirag-52 had Mahipal as her Hero. In her later years,she always hid her earlier film Heroes. Even comedian Johnny Walker,who is supposed to have made a beginning with Baazi-51, had earlier worked in “The last message or Aakhri paigham”-49. A C grade film. However this fact is not told by anyone.

Not only actors,but even singers do this. They hesitate to say that they first sang for C grade films. Take the case of Sudha Malhotra, who used to declare Arzoo-50 as her first film, under Anil Biswas,but she never told that earlier she had sung 3 songs in film Aakhri paigham-49, under the baton of Abid Hussein Khan, a less known composer.

It is very unfortunate that once the artiste becomes famous, he tends to forget his humble beginning with a less known film or a composer. This is because they are ashamed of it. Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji,famous collector and a film Historian,rues that they do so. He feels the blame also goes to people who take their interview,because the interview taker does not do proper homework. Many times they do not know anything and simply listen to whatever is told by the artiste.

One of the names in the cast of this film is NEMO. Hardly any reader would remember this name, but he was a major actor in the Hindi films of New Theatres, Calcutta and some films of Raj Kapoor in Bombay. Incidentally, the film Choron ki Baraat-1960 was his last film in which he had acted, though in a small role. The film was released just 10 days after Nemo died in Bombay. Here is his Bio-data….

Mirza Muhammad Begg was born on 27th december 1903 at Calcutta. He passed his Senior Cambridge. One day he, along with some friends, visited New Theatres to see a film shooting. Mirza Muhammad Begg merely wanted to watch the shooting of ‘Yahoodi Ki Larki’ (1933) but, as luck would have it, his visit to the New Theatres studio in Calcutta led to a small role in the same film. The part was that of a Roman king and little did Begg know back then that he’d soon be turning to Latin to fish out a lasting identity.

A year later, he was invited by New Theatres’ founder B.N. Sircar to work as the production manager of ‘Karwan-e-Hayat’ (1935) and another chance role beckoned. A female actor who was supposed to play an old witch in the film failed to turn up for the shooting and Begg volunteered for the part. The make-up department stepped up to the challenge and Begg, unrecognisable in the get-up, did the job (and always considered it his best effort). What happened next is even more interesting. Once the film was ready, the makers felt apprehensive about revealing to the public that a man had played the witch’s role. Begg came up with a solution – a gender-ambiguous screen name for himself. And in a delightfully wacky move, he picked a name that means ‘nobody/nothing’ in Latin – ‘Nemo’.

The name stuck on and this was the beginning of Nemo’s steadfast association with New Theatres – one that resulted in a string of features like ‘Karodpati’, ‘Dushman’, ‘Doctor’ and ‘Zindagi’. He was Vidushak, the royal jester, in ‘Vidyapati’, a rigid but caring father in ‘Jawani Ki Reet’ and the devoted caretaker Dharamdas in P.C. Barua’s ‘Devdas’. These diverse characters earned him appreciation from audiences and critics alike. Further, the story of the Saigal hit ‘The President’ (1937) was based on his idea and he was duly credited for the same. Alongside his work in films, he also edited and published ‘Akkas’ – a very popular Urdu (and later, Urdu-English bilingual) film magazine in those days. Its surviving copies now serve as an important archive of the early talkies. His last film with New Theatres was Kashinath. When Calcutta was bombed by Japan in late 1942, Nemo migrated with his family to his ancestral hometown, Lucknow. He later went over to Bombay for a short while to work in Mazhar Khan’s ‘Pehli Nazar’ (1945), and then returned to Lucknow to settle into a life far removed from the studio lights.

In the middle of it all lies an extraordinary fact – at the time he entered the movies, M.M. Begg was a national billiards champion! He won the inaugural Indian Open Billiards Championship in 1931 and never left the game thereon, despite a busy and flourishing film career. He won the trophy again in 1937, and between the 2 wins, he was the runner-up thrice. Not to mention, he represented the country at international tournaments and also headed various administrative organisations related to the game. His contributions towards establishing and popularising billiards and snooker in India are widely mentioned, and always in glowing terms. He was also obsessed with Racing.

It was nearly a decade after ‘Pehli Nazar’ that Raj Kapoor managed to pull Nemo out of his sabbatical for 2 memorable final acts in ‘Shree 420’ and ‘Jagte Raho’. In both, Nemo played similar roles of manipulative, corrupt seths who hide their sinister designs behind a facade of respectability. If he was jittery about facing the camera after a long gap, it doesn’t show (unless Seth Sonachand’s trembling chin is not a mannerism ). He was particularly effective in ‘Shree 420’, where he puts on the most evil smile possible and hisses to Raj Kapoor, “Aap se mulaqaat ho gayi, is mein fayda hi fayda hai.” He also did 3 more films- Raja Vikram-57 and Nag Champa-58 and Choron ki Baraat-60.

Nemo worked for 19 films of New Theatres and 6 others, totalling 25 films in all. His Filmography – Yahudi ki ladki-33, Karwaan E Hayat-35, Devdas-35, Karodpati-36, Manzil-36, Vidyapati-37, Anath Ashram-37, President-37, Dushman-38, Dharati Mata-38, Abhagin-38, Jawani ki reet-39, Badi Didi-39, Zindagi-40, Haar Jeet-40, Doctor-40, Aandhi-40, Lagan-41, Saugandh-42, Paheli Nazar-45, Shri 420-55, Jaagte Raho-56, Raja Vikram-57, Nag Champa-58 and Choron ki Barat-1960

It is believed that he died in Bombay on 18-8-1960. Cinema, publishing, sports – Mirza Muhammad Begg distinguished himself in everything he touched. And chose to call himself NEMO – a nobody. ( based on information from Filmdom-1946, HFGK, muVyz and an article by Yasir Abbasi ji, with thanks.)

Today’s song is a duet sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Mahendra Kapoor.


Song-Le maar haath pe haath (Choron Ki Baaraat)(1960) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Manohar Arora
Female chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics

Le maar haath pe haath
goriye kar le pakki baat
faislaa ho jaaye
jaa jaa
faisla ho jaaye
arre pade zor ke saath
jo tere munh per ulta haathh
faisla ho jaaye

Allah jee
faisla ho jaaye
balle balle heeriye
oy balle balle Raanjhna

Dil ka sauda dil se kar ke
dekh zara mutiyaare
hoy dil ka sauda dil se kar ke
dekh zara mutiyaare
hoy dekh zara mutiyaare
jaa jaa re jaa tu
aur kisi ko dena aise laare
ho aise laare

tu kehna mera maan
ke hoga tera ye ehsaan
faisla ho jaaye
abhi
faisla ho jaaye
le maar haathh pe haathh
ha a a

kaathh ke ulloo itna keh de
kya hai tera iraada
kaathh ke ulloo itna keh de
kya hai tera iraada
hoy kya hai tera iraada

arre laakh buri hai soorat
lekin dil ka hoon shehzaada
main hoon shehzaada
arre kya hai tera zor
agar main abhi machaa doon shor
faisla ho jaaye

haaye Billo
faisla ho jaaye
arre pade zor ke saath

balle balle heeriye
o balle balle Ranjhna

bhola bhaala mukhdaa
us per gusse ki ye laali
hoy bhola bhaala mukhdaa
us per gusse ki ye laali
hoy gusse ki ye laali
arre chhod chhod chunri ka palla
warna doongi gaali
ho doongi gaali

yoon nakhron se na maar
tu karle deewaane se pyaar
faisla ho jaaye
jaa jaa
faisla ho jaaye
le maar haathh pe haath
ha ha

mera peechha chhod ke
apna kar le koi thhikaana
mera peechha chhod ke
apna kar le koi thhikaana
hoy kar le koi thhikaana

arre saaya ban kar saath rahega
tera ye deewaana
ho ye deewaana
hatt yoon na mujhko ghoor
teri nazron se ho jaadoo
faisla ho jaaye

haaye guddo
faisla ho jaaye


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Blog Day :

5301 Post No. : 17367

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2013-2023) – Song No. 7
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On this date ten years back viz on 22 January 2013, six songs from six movies were covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
7383 Main dekhoon tohe din raati Naina (1953) 3 songs covered out of 7 by now
7384 Jaani re hum jaani re Saanwariya(1949) 8 songs covered out of 10 by now
7385 Sab din hot na ek samaan Senapati(1961) 2 songs covered out of 7 by now
7386 Ham pyaar ki baazi haare Sazaa (1951) Movie YIPPEED with this song
7387 Mera antar ek mandir hai tera Tere Mere Sapne (1971) Movie YIPPEED by now
7388 Maine tumko chaaha pehli baar Double Cross (1973) 2 songs covered out of 5 by now

We observe that two movies (out of six movies) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date (viz 22 January 2013) have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with four movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (22 January 2023).

One of the movies eligible for BTYC has already been taken up under BTYC today.

Chronoligally the second movie eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge is “Naina”(1953).

“Naina”(1953) was produced by Chandu and directed by Ravindra Dave for Chandu Studios Limited, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, Abhi Bhattacharya, Neeru, Manju, Leela Mishra, Ramesh Sinha, Ramesh Arora, Khairati, Narbada Shankar, Burhan, Patanjali, Raj Adeeb, Anand Pal, Biman Bannerji etc in it.

“Naina”(1953) had seven songs in it. Three songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fourth song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Meena Kapoor. anjum is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Only audio of this melancholic song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. Knowledgeable readers may also throw light on the lyricist, who is mentioned just as Anjum.


Song-Barbaadiyon ne hosh se begaana kar diya (Naina)(1953) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Anjum, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

barbaadiyon ne hosh se ae ae
ae ae ae
barbaadiyon ne hosh se ae ae
begaana kar diya aa aa
aa aa
ab aansuo ko dard ka afsaana kar diya aa
afsana kar diya
hay afsaana kar diya
aur aansuo ko dard ka afsana kar diya aa
afsana kar diya
haay afsaana kar diya

aate nahin to yaad bhi ee ee tum apni rok lo o o o
aate nahin to yaad bhi
tum apni rok lo o o
dil ko tumhaari yaad ne deewaana kar diya
deewaana kar diya
haay deewaana kar diya

jis ghar ko tumne pyaar se aabaad kiya thha aa
jis ghar ko tumne pyaar se aabaad kiya thha aa aa
us ghar ko tumne haay kyun veeraana kar diya aa
veerana kar diya
hay veeraana kar diya
barbadiyo ne hosh se begana kar diya
begaana kar diya
haay begaana kar diya


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Today’s song is from the film Milan-1958.

Films having titles as Milan were made in 1946, 1958, 1967, and 1994. Then there was Milan ki Aag-1991, Milan ki Pyaas-1989, Milan ki Raat-1967 and Milan Talkies-2019. Even during the Silent era 2 such films were made, one in 1924 and the other in 1929. Milan-1946 had a historical value as it was made in Hindi and Bangla and was based on Tagore’s novel ” Noukadubi”. This was a Debut film for 2 Heroines, namely Meera Mishra and Ranjana- both opposite Dilip Kumar. The more famous film was Milan-1967, starring Sunil Dutt and Nutan and it was a remake of a hit Telugu film ” Mooga Manasulu”-1963. Its song ‘ Saawan ka mahina’ by Mukesh and Lata was very famous. It had a ‘rebirth’ story.

Film Milan-1958 was not actually based on a Rebirth story, but its story was about a loving couple separated and joined together after some years. The Indian audience loves such stories. That is why films having ‘ Happy Ending ‘ are made 100 times more than ‘ Sad Ending ‘ films ! When Saigal featured in the film ” Devdas’ in 1935, in which he died at the end, there was a wave of films in which the hero dies at the end. Dilip Kumar was a victim of such 8 consecutive films. Though his initial fame came with these films, it also stamped him as ” Tragedy King” and he had to consult a Psychiatrist and as per advice he shifted to Comedy films !

Film Milan-58 was directed by Kedar Kapoor. Kedar Kapoor was born on 2-9-1927. Not much information is available about him. Kedar joined the film line in 1945 and did a small role in the film Bhakta Prahlad-46. Working as an assistant to many directors, he started his career by directing the film Lal Pari-1954. In all he directed 35 Hindi films, mostly B and C grade. He specialised in Dara singh films. He directed 8 films of Dara Singh in the 60s. Some of his films were, Miss Cocacola-55, Changez khan-57, Senapati-57, Dara singh-64, Patanga-71 etc etc. His last film was Bekhabar-83. Kedar kapoor died on 5-6-1987.

The film was made by N.C.Films, a family concern and it was produced by Gulshan Behl-his brother. My sincere opinion is that there were only 2 MDs who were real melody makers. They were Hansraj Behl and Chitragupt. In every film atleast 50% songs used to be very melodious. Unfortunately, both of them never ranked in the “A” grade or within the first 5 to 10 MDs. This was because, barring some exceptions, they were never attached to any famous or well known film houses. That is how the film industry worked !

Hansraj Behl and his brother, Gulshan Behl founded N.C.Films, on their father’s name-Nihal Chand- and produced B and C grade movies to which Hansraj gave his music. Hansraj was known as Master ji, in the industry. Only two people were known as Master ji…one was Ghulam Haider and the other was Hansraj Behl. Hansraj usually worked alone and rarely used any assistant while giving music.

Hansraj is remembered for giving initial playback singing breaks to Asha Bhonsle and Madhubala Jhaveri. He also gave a chance to his own friend Verma Malik-Lyricist. Malik used to live with him initially, in Bombay. He composed music for 62 films from Pujari-46 to Badmashon ka Badmash-79. One film “Insaaf ka Khoon” was released after his death,in 1988.

Hansraj Behl is one of the music directors who became successful in the post independence era. He composed music for not only Hindi films but also for Punjabi films. Hansraj was born on 26th November 1916 in Punjab. He got his basic education in music from Pt. Chunnilal. Then he opened his music school in Lahore and he had some non-film records released under the label of HMV. In 1944 Hansraj came to Bombay to try his luck in the Hindi film industry as a music director.

After one year of struggle he got his first film Pujari, made by Ardeshir Irani, in 1946. He got films like Gwaalan and Phulwari in the same year, but all these films could not do well at the box office. Behl tasted success in 1947 with the release of Lakhon Mein Ek and Chheen Le Azadi. ‘Moti Chugne Gayi Re Hansi..’ sung by Shamshad Begum and Mukesh from the film Chheen Le Azadi became very popular. In 1948 he came up with four films – Chunariya, Mitti Ke Khilone, Pardesi Mehmaan and Satya Narayan, of which Chunariya’s music was a hit especially the song ‘Dil-e-Nashaad Ko Jeene Ki Hasrat Ho Gayi..’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song which placed him among high class music directors was ‘Sab Kuchh Lutaya Hamne Aakar Teri Gali Me..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi and written by Mulk Raj Bhaakri.

In the year 1949, he came out with Chakori, Raat Ki Raani, Zevraat and few more films. Lata sang one of her favourite songs, ‘Haye Chanda Gaye Pardes Chakori Yahan Ro Ro Mare..’ in Chakori, which became very popular and it helped Hansraj to gain popularity among music lovers. ‘Jin Raaton Mein Neend Ud Jaati Hai..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi in Raat Ki Raani was a nationwide hit.

In 1950-51 he gave many hit songs with Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt and Suraiyya. Songs of Kisi Ki Yaad became very popular soon after the release of the film. ‘Koi Mujhko Na Bulaye..’ and ‘Tadapta Chhod Kar Mujhko Kahaan Tum Reh Gaye..’ both sung by Geeta Dutt and ‘O Jaane Wale Ye Kya Kiya..’ by Mohammed Rafi gained immense popularity. In 1952 he introduced Madhubala Jhaveri as a playback singer in Apni Izzat and Jaggu. Madhubala sang ‘Dil Mere Tera Diwaana..’ with Talat Mehmood and ‘Meethi Meethi Loriyaan Main Dheere Dheere Gaoon..’ (both Apni Izzat) featured her solo voice. In 1954, he again came out with musical films like Dost and Khaiber. ‘Aaye Bhi Akela Jaye Bhi Akela..’ from Dost (1954) sung by Talat Mehmood was among one of his memorable compositions.

He continued to give his best in films like Rajdhani, Milan, Miss Bombay, Changez Khan and Saawan. Songs like ‘Bhool Ja Sapne Suhane..’ from Rajdhani (1956), ‘Mohabbat Zinda rehti Hai..’ from Changez Khan (1957), ‘ Jab Raat Nahi Katti..’ from Changez Khan (1957), ‘Zindagi Bhar Gham Judaai Ka..’ from Miss Bombay (1957), ‘Haseen Ho Khuda To Nahi..’ from Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh (1960), ‘Bheega Bheega Pyar Ka Sama..’ from Saawan (1959) and ‘Tujhko Dhundu To Dhoondu Kahan..’ from Milan (1959) crossed all the barriers of success and Hansraj Behl’s name was on the lips of every music lover.

After all these successful films he continued to give music till 1969 but failed to give any hit because his later films were either stunts or fantasy films with little scope for having good music. His last hit song was an all time great creation ‘Jahan Daal Daal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya Karti Hai Basera..’ which was sung by Mohammed Rafi for the film Sikandar-e-Aazam in 1965.

Hansraj Behl died of Cancer in Bombay on 20-5-1984.

The cast of the film Milan-1958 was Nalini jaywant, Ajit, Nishi, Helen, Tiwari, Tun Tun, Narmada Shankar etc. Nalini Jaywant worked with Ajit in 10 films and with Ashok Kumar in 11 films. In this matter Nirupa Roy beats all Heroines. She worked with balraj sahani in 12 films, With Jairaj in 16 films, with Trilok Kapoor in 18 films and ….hold your breath, with Ashok Kumar, she worked in 21 Films ! (By the way she acted as Amitabh’s mother in 12 films too !).

The story of the film was….

Ajit and Nalini love each other and get married. They also have one son. While the son is growing up, they have serious differences and they separate from each other. Nalini , with her son, shifts to another town and works as a Nurse in a Hospital. Ajit gets involved with another girl-Nishi. After a few months, Nishi cheats Ajit and leaves him. Ajit gets disgusted with his life and leaves the town. By coincidence he too lands in the same town where Nalini and his son are living. They do not know about each other’s existence in the same town. One day, Ajit meets with an accident and is brought to the same hospital where Nalini is serving. She is shocked to see Ajit. She looks after him with care and as soon as he is well enough to be discharged, Nalini resigns from the hospital and packs her luggage to shift to another town- to be away from Ajit. Ajit enquires at the hospital about her address and goes to her house. Ajit begs her pardon and pleads her to be with him again. Both weep a lot together and then accept each other happily !

Today’s song is a duet by Rafi and Shamshad Begum, who have sung some of the best duets in Hindi films. Together, they sang 160 duets in their career. I am sure, more than 50 % will account for my favourites. Let us enjoy this duet now….


Song-Ho lamba chauda jaat jaat re khud ko samjhe Laat (Milan)(1958) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

ho lamba chauda jaat jaat re
khud ko samjhe laat
baat meri maane na
hoy dil leke bedardi
ab pehchaane na
makhna
hoy girgit jaisi naar
naar tu badle rang hazaar
pyaar ko jaane na
hota hai ik baar pyaar
tu maane na
meri banto

o o o
?? to nahin hai koi aur(??) jee
dekho dil ko na todo
o o o
o o o
koi ho
man hi jaayega koi aur jee
jaao peechha chhodo

tu lathhmaar ganwaar
bada hai
pyaar ka thhekedaar
baat meri maane na
hoy dil leke bedardi ab pehchaane na
o makhna

o o o
mere peechhe to pad gayi chhokri
dekho duniya waalon

o o o o
o o o o
main to karoongi tumhaare sang naukri
zara preet lagaa lo
o basre ki hoor
hoor
o khatte hain angoor
pyaar ko jaane na
hota hai ik baar pyaar
tu maane na
o banto

o o o o
dil diya hai to sadke jaan bhi
chaahe hamen aazmaa le
o o o o
o o o o
sachche pyaar ki hamen hai pehchaan jee
jaao dorey na daalo

??
per maane na
hoy dil leke bedardi
ab pehchaane na
hurrrr
o girgit jaisi naar
naar tu badle hai rang hazaar
pyaar ko jaane na
hota hai ik baar pyaar
tu maane naa
meri banto

ho lamba chauda jaat
jaat re khud ko samjhe laat
baat meri maane na
hey dil leke bedardi ab pehchaane na
o makhna


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