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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3796 Post No. : 14784

Today’s song is from the film Mahatma Kabir-54.

India has been attacked and ruled by outsiders for centuries. Religions other than Hinduism ruled this country and at times it was feared if our religion will become extinct. Perhaps, from this feeling Bhakti Movement started in India in one part and over the years it engulfed the entire Bharatvarsha. During this period, many saints, teachers and holy figures came up and helped the country to be strong once again in matters of religion.

The Bhakti movement refers to the theistic devotional trend that emerged in medieval Hinduism and later revolutionised in Sikhism. It originated in eighth-century south India (now Tamil Nadu and Kerala), and spread northwards. It swept over east and north India from the 15th century onwards, reaching its zenith between the 15th and 17th century.

The Bhakti movement regionally developed around different gods and goddesses, and some sub-religions were Vaishnavism (Vishnu), Shaivism (Shiva), Shaktism (Shakti goddesses), and Smartism. The movement was inspired by many poet-saints, who championed a wide range of philosophical positions ranging from theistic dualism of Dvaita to absolute monism of Advaita Vedanta.

The movement has traditionally been considered as an influential social reformation in Hinduism, and provided an individual-focused alternative path to spirituality regardless of one’s caste of birth or gender. Postmodern scholars question this traditional view and whether the Bhakti movement ever was a reform or rebellion of any kind.

India is a Multi racial, multi language and Multi religions country. It is not only one of the largest Democracies in the world, but also the largest Secular state in the world, where people from different faiths have been living together since centuries.

Many saints and religious leaders have played a significant role in keeping the mixed population of India as One Unit, when it was needed the most. A majority of Hindus, ruled by Muslim Mughals was a natural cause for social divisions, but Saints like Kabir, Surdas, Tulsidas, Ramdas, Tukaram, Ramanand, Narsi Mehta, Purandar das,Namdev, Guru Nanak Dev, Eknath, Bhakta Pundarikar, Rohidas, Mrutyunjaya and many such noble souls, did an excellent job of maintaining harmony amongst peoples of different faiths.

Kabirdas ji is one saint who is revered equally by Hindus and Muslims as well as Sikhs. He belonged, in fact, to all Indian masses.

Kabir was born near Kashi (Varanasi) to a Bramhin widow, who deserted him, for fear of social boycott. He was found and brought up by a Muslim weaver couple-Niru and Naima. Vaishnava Saint Ramanand accepted him as his disciple. Unlike some other saints, Kabir did not become a Sadhu or a Fakir, but he married and led a normal life earning from his Loom works. He had 1 son and 1 daughter also.

Kabir campaigned against social discrimination and economic exploitation. He vehemently opposed dogmas in Hinduism and Islam. His language was straight from the heart, using common vernacular words, which appealed to the masses. He was against Moorti-puja and believed in Bhakti and Sufi ideas. He was an illiterate person. His poems and Dohas were heard ,noted and written by his followers. His works are included in the Guru Granth Sahib of the Sikhs also. His dohas were in Awadhi, Brij and Bhojpuri languages. Through his philosophies, he spread the message of unity during his times. For him Ram and Rahim were the same.

While the authentic period of kabir is 1440 to 1518, there are popular legends about him living for 120 years and after death, his body turning into Flowers.

More than anything else, Mahatma Kabir is remembered for the courage of his convictions. He was a religious reformer who slashed down the orthodox bigotism of Hindus and Muslims alike. He denounced with a touch of satire, the whole apparatus of piety of the temple and the mosque, the idol and the holy water scriptures and the priests, labelling them as cults that vainly tried to replace Reality with Ritual. And thus it was that while courting bitterness from the accepted monopolists of Faith, he tried to eliminate the bitterness that then existed between Hindu and Muslims of that day. The life story of Kabir saheb is surrounded by numerous contradictory legends, on many of which reliance cannot be placed. It is therefore not to be expected that any one version of his life could satisfy all such sections of people who claim to know anything about him.

Mahatma Kabir-54 was made by New premier Films, Bombay and it was directed by Gajanan Jahagirdar. The music was by Anil Biswas and the cast included Surendra, Sulochana, Jahagirdar, Randhir, Lalita Pawar and others. The story of the film is…

The story of Mahatma Kabir begins with the unfolding of a lotus as divine light penetrates through its petals. The infant that lay within, stretched out its chubby arms to Nooru and Naima, a weaver couple of Benares, who brought him up as Kabir, their foster son. But Kabir grew into a strange boy, dreamy and listless, curious of matters spiritual, until one day he saw in Swami Ramananda his destine teacher. Eager to meet his Guru alone, he lay upon the steps of the Ganges, where Ramananda was accustomed to bath. The master trod upon his body unexpectedly and exclaimed “Ram Ram”. Accepting this as a token of the mantra of initiation, and with inspiring words of the Guru, Kabir stepped forth in pursuit of his mystic mission.

As a youth, he found his opposition from the orthodox groups increasing in the threatening proportions. His family was ostracised socially and economically, a calamity to which his foster father Nooru succumbed. All legends agree that Kabir a simple unlettered weaver relied in work as a means of living independently of any charity and earned his livelihood from the loom. The work of his hands helped him rather than hindered the impassioned meditation of his heart from the depths of which he sang the rapturous lyrics of divine love.

Kabir Saheb was constantly harassed by the Mahajan for the repayment of his foster father’s debt which on account of his economic boycott he was not able to repay. He was involved in a theft charge and presented before the Ruler of Kashi who ordered him to be whipped. The sentence was executed but Kabir smiled at the foolishness of those trying to punish him for the offence he had not committed, while the real offender on whom the lashes were actually falling cried in pain. The repentant Kashi Naresh honoured and feted Kabir and the entire ensemble shouted Kabirji ki jai. Returning home Kabir found his ancestral home attached by his Mahajan. People offered to pay off the debt but Kabir declined their offer. He thought that Ram was taking him closer to Himself by removing slowly the barriers of worldly possessions.

With the ancestral house gone, Kabir walked away to the ruins in the outskirts of the Kashi with his foster mother Naima and wife Loi. From there, this apostle of Universal Love, travelled through the length and breadth of the land and the countries beyond, spreading his gospel far and wide while his foster-mother and wife Loi suffered the privations of life. After many years he returned to Benares, where his ailing mother held her breath only to see him for the last time. Now Kabir was an old man, but much revered and still more opposed. This opposition culminated in his being presented before Sikander Lodi on a charge that he was not only an enemy of Islam but also a traitor to the throne of Delhi. Sikander referred the matters to the Kazi of Benares, who ordered him to be thrown into the Ganges tied hand and foot. The cruel sentenced was carried out, while a vast multitude, thronging the Benares Ghats looked on with throbbing hearts and streaming eyes.

As expected Kabir survives and the Kazi and Sikander bow their heads in respect. Finally when Kabir dies, his body turns into flowers and Hindus and Muslims share it for their respective last rites.

The music for this film was given by Anil Biswas. C.H.Atma, who unsuccessfully tried to become a singing star in films like Bhai sahab-54 and Bilwamangal-54, had sung a Bhajan ” Ram Ras Barse re manwa ” in this film as a playback-in Saigal style. Anil Biswas and Saigal were good friends. Whenever Saigal wanted to avoid any unwanted visitor to him, he would escape to Anilda’s home and take his afternoon siesta. Unfortunately, Saigal never sang for Anilda, though he had kept one tune ready for him. This was later used for a song by Mukesh in another film.

Not Saigal, but singers who liked Saigal, sang for Anil Biswas…like Mukeh in Pehli Nazar-45 (dil jalata hai to jalne de), Kishore kumar in film Fareb-53 ( husn bhi hai udas) and C.H.Atma in the film Mahatma Kabir-54 (Ram ras barse re Manwa).

The Hero of Mahatma Kabir was Surendra. At one time he was projected as Bombay’s answer to Calcutta’s Saigal, by Sagar Movietone. While working in Sagar and National, Anil Biswas had used Surendra’s voice in films like Jagirdar, Mahageet, Gramophone singer, Comrade, Aurat and Jawani. Sagar Movietone always tried to compete with New Theatres, Calcutta. When they made President-37, Sagar made Jagirdar-37 and when Street singer-38 was made, Sagar made Gramophone singer-38. Though Surendra was popular, he could never match Saigal. It is to the credit of Surendra, that personally he revered Saigal and never thought of competing with him.

It was Naushad, who first stopped Surendra’s singing and gave him playback of Ustad Amir khan in film Baiju Bawra-52. When he was sporadically heard in films Gharbar-53 and Gawaiya-53, Anil Biswas bloked his singing again and all songs for Surendra in film Mahatma kabir were sung by Manna Dey as playback. After this Surendra only sang in film Pati patni-66. It was rumoured that Surendra himself requested the producer to allow him to sing his last song. He did it free too !

Amirbai Karnataki , who sang in this film was also in her last phase of film singing and after Mahatma Kabir-54, she sang only one song each in 57,61,64 and 72. Thus ended her singing career.

HFGK mentions that today’s song is written by Kabir himself. However, I find that except the Mukhda ‘ Ram Rahima ‘(repeated several times till last), the antara words are from a famous song by Wajid Ali Shah- ‘ Babul mora ‘, which was used in films like The trapped-31, Nachwali-34, Street singer-38 and Shatranj ke khiladi-77.

The song by Manna Dey and Chorus is very good. As such Anil Biswas was an expert in composing chorus songs, in his films. You may find at least one or two chorus songs in most of his films.


Song-Ram Rahima Ram Rahim (Mahatma Kabir)(1954) Singer- Manna Dey, Lyrics- Kabir Das , MD- Anil Biswas
Chorus

Lyrics

ram rahimaa
ram rahim
ram rahimaa
ram rahim
ram rahimaa
ram rahim
ram rahimaa
ram rahim

baabul mora
(ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
)
naihar chhuta hi jaaye
(ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
)
baabul mora
(ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
)
naihar chhuto hi jaaye
(ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim

chaar kahaar mil ab doliya aa aa sajaawen
(ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
)
mora apna begaana aa aa chhuto jaaye
(ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
)
baabul mora aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
(ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
)
naihar chhuto hi jaaye
(ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
)
baabul mora aa baabul mora
(ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
)
baabul mora aa aa baabul mora aa aa
(ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
)
baabul mora aa aa aa
(ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
ram rahimaa ram rahim
)

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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog.This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3794 Post No. : 14780

Today’s song is from a Mythological film-Waman Avataar-55.

Mythological and religious films have been my favourite Genre for two reasons. One was that, our family had shifted to Banares for about 2 years when my father-a Hindu Mahasabha leader- went underground after the termoil of the killing of Gandhiji, to avoid arrest. Savarkar and his followers were arrested all over India in this connection, as Godse was a Hindu Mahasabha member in his past. In Benares, we stayed very close to Vishwanath Mandir and father gave religious discourses, being a Sanskrit scholar, in that temple. So, from childhood I was exposed to religion and Mythology. Father was arrested anyway and later freed along with Savarkar and others, without any blemish. He left politics and started his legal practice ( he was BA,LLB ) as a criminal lawyer at Hyderabad High Court, as a normal citizen.

A Shiva Temple was built on the land surrounding our Bungalow and every Mahashivratri, there used to be big celebration. Temple was open to all public. This also influenced me greatly. Later, when I studied for my ” Jyotish Praveen” examination ( as a Hobby), I read many Astrological and Religious books.

The second reason was, I liked the magic and trick scenes in these movies and would willingly volunteer to accompany the old and the elderly family members ( a joint family), to such films as their escort, during my school days. These childhood influences cultivated my liking for religious films.

Few years back, I had run a series on this Blog, titled ” Bhajan Mala- The Golden 50s”. Today’s song is from the balance of songs which remained after discussing 12 songs in that series.

Among the many scriptures on Hinduism, I like ‘ Bhagwad geeta’ the most. BHAGVAD GEETA is one of our cultural heritage books.It is a part of Mahabharat and is also a part of Bramhopnishad-which is a scripture on Yogas.

This is a dialogue between Lord Shri Krishna and Arjun. The legend says that when Kauravas and Pandavas stood opposite each others for a war on Kurukshetra, Dhritrashtra,the blind father of Kauravas asked Sanjay-who had the divine power of seeing the war at Kurukshetra- to describe him the war happennings. Sanjay starts and in the course of his reporting,the entire Geeta too is narrated.

Without going into the details further,enough to stress that Lord Shrikrishna explains to Arjuna that,whenever there is a decline of Dharma and righteousness,He takes birth from age to age (sambhavami yuge yuge),to protect the virueous,destroy evil-doers and to reestablish Dharma and righteousness.
This is described in the IV chapter,stanzas 7 and 8 in Bhagvadgeeta thus-

यदा यदा हि धर्मस्य ग्लानिर्भवति भारत ।
अभ्युत्थानमधर्मस्य तदात्मानं सृजाम्यहम् ॥४-७॥
परित्राणाय साधूनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् ।
धर्मसंस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥४-८॥
Yada yada hi dharmasya glanirbhavati bharata
Abhythanamadharmasya tadatmanam srijamyaham
Paritranaya sadhunan vinashay cha dushkritam
Dharmasangsthapanarthay sambhabami yuge yuge

The meaning of these two slokas is—
Whenever there is decay of righteousness, O Bharata,
And there is exaltation of unrighteousness, then I Myself come forth ;
For the protection of the good, for the destruction of evil-doers,
For the sake of firmly establishing righteousness, I am born from age to age.

This is how Swami Vivekananda himself translated the shlokas-
“Whenever virtue subsides and wickedness prevails, I manifest Myself. To establish virtue, to destroy evil, to save the good, I come from Yuga (age) to Yuga.”

Generally it is found that people respect Religion,but when it comes to even obvious details,they are confused. For example, how many people can tell correctly whether Shri Ram came first or Krishna,on this Earth ? Or, how many people can tell the names of the 10 Avatars of God ? Or how many people know the names of the wives of Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrughna-all brothers of Shri Ram ? Or how many can even tell the names of 4 Yugas or 4 Vedas ?

Here are The God’s 10 Avtaars serially-

1. Matsya-(The fish) in Satyayug
2. Koorma-(The Tortoise)-
3. Varah-(The Boar)-
4. Narsimha-(Half Lion-Half man)-
5. Waman-(The Dwarf) in Treta Yug
6.Parshuram-(The warrior saint)-
7. Shri Ram in Dwapar yug
8. Shri krishna in Dwapar Yug
9. Balram ( In North India, Gautam Budha and in Eastern India Chaitanya Mahaprabhu are considered instead of Balram)
10. Kalki (yet to come) in Kali Yug

Actually,one can see the Human Evolution and the history of Human race in these Avtars.I feel that they are indicative of Development of Human Race and their Sociological structure.

The First 4 are the evolution of Life and Humans
Waman is about the Domination of Bramhins.
Parshuram is about the Conflict of the Rulers and the Pontiff.
Shri Rama as the Ideal King,how he should be.
Balrama is to stress importance of Agriculture.
Shri Krishna to teach us how to live Life and finally
Kalki will indicate self-destruction of Human Beings.

This is how I interprete these Avtars. ( By the way, the pairs are Lakshman-Urmila, Bharat-Mandavi and Shatrughna-Shrutikirti. The 4 vedas are Rig-,Saam-,Atarva- and yajur- ved).

When the religion was in danger, Lord Vishnu took the avtaar of Waman. Who was Waman and what did he do ?

Vamana was born to Aditi and Kashyapa. He is the twelfth of the Adityas. Vamana is also the younger brother of Indra.

King Mahabali was a generous man who engaged in severe austerities and penance and won the praise of the world. This praise, from his courtiers and others, led him to think of himself as the greatest person in the world. He believed that he can help any one and can donate whatever they ask. Even though he became benevolent, he became pompous of his activities and forgot that the almighty is above him. Dharma says that one should do his duty and helping others is the duty of a king. Mahabali was a devoted worshiper of the Lord. The story is an ample example that the almighty, the Parabrahma is neutral and unbiased; he only tries to balance nature. He showers his divine light to all, irrespective of what they do.The Bhagwat Puran describes that Vishnu descended as the Vamana avatar to restore the authority of Indra over the heavens, as it had been taken by Mahabali, a benevolent Asur King. Bali was the great grandson of Hiranykashyapu, the grand son of Pralhad and son of Virochana. Waman avatar is the first human form avtar of Vishnu,among the Dashavatars.

Vamana, in the guise of a short Bramhin carrying a wooden umbrella, went to the king to request three paces of land. Mahabali consented, against the warning of his guru, Shukracharya. Vamana then revealed his identity and enlarged to gigantic proportions to stride over the three worlds. He stepped from heaven to earth with the first step, from earth to the netherworld with the second. King Mahabali, unable to fulfill his promise, offered his head for the third. Vamana then placed his foot and gave the king immortality for his humility.

In worshiping Mahabali and his ancestor Prahláda, he conceded sovereignty of Pataal, the netherworld. Some texts also report that Vamana did not step into the netherworld, and instead gave its rule to Bali. In giant form, Vamana is known as Trivikrama.

Just before King Mahabali was pushed out of this earth, he was given permission by Vamana to visit his people once a year. The Onam festival is a celebration of welcoming Mahabali home to his lost kingdom. During this festival, beautiful floral decorations are made in every house and boat races are held throughout Kerala. A twenty-one-course feast is the most important part of the Onam festival.

Mahabali symbolizes ahankar, the three feet symbolizes the three planes of existence (Jagrat, Swapna and Sushupthi) and final step is on his head which elevates from all three states and he attains moksha.

Film Waman Awataar-55 was made by Bombay Film Productions. It was produced by B.C.Patel and Raman B. Desai- who also directed it. The music was by the Mythological film expert, Avinash Vyas, ably assisted by Sanmukh Babu Upadhyay. The cast of the film was Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor,Sapru, Bipin Gupta, Praveen kumar, Jankidas etc etc.

The story of Sanmukh Babu Upadhya, who assisted the MD in this film, is not uncommon in Hindi film industry.

I am sure, not many will be knowing about this composer. He was one of those artistes in the film industry who had immense talent but Luck did not favour them.

Sanmukh Babu Upadhyaya was born on 13-9-1920 in Surat,Gujarat. His father Manibhai and brother Dinanath were Music experts, thus Sanmukh had Music as a tradional asset. Soon he acquired expertise in playing Jaltarang and Violin. Later in his life he became a well known Violin player of Gujarat. In 1940, he met Gujarat’s famous singer Master Vasant ( also from Surat) and he had a chance to play his instruments in the courts of Porbander, Jamnagar, Baroda, Udaipur, Bikaner, Bhopal etc.

In 1942 Sanmukh Babu came to Bombay. He happened to meet Dinkar Rao Amembal, an official in All India Radio,by chance. Sanmukh Babu was taken in A.I.R. services and he served for next 5 years.. He also went to Africa for one year to do stage shows.

After coming back, he joined Avinash Vyas as an assistant in the work of a Gujarati film and later in the famous Hindi film, “Har Har Mahadev”-1950. He was an expert in Jaltarang and Violin. His service at A.I.R. had given him exposure to many famous musicians and this helped him a lot. Next few years he participated in many Ballets and Dance Dramas in Gujarati and Hindi, along with Avinash Vyas.

He got his first break as an independent Music Director of Hindi film “Lalkaar”-56, with the help of Kavi Pradeep .He gave music to 7 Hindi films- Lalkar-56, Amar Singh Rathod-57, Sati Pariksha-57, Naag Padmini-57, Raaj Pratidnya- 58, Amar prem-60 and Hamir Hath-64.

When it became clear that he was getting only C grade films-action or Historicals- and no big banner ever offered him a film,he left film industry. Next few years he devoted his time in Directing Ballets and Dance Dramas in Hindi and Gujarati. He cut several private records of his music. He also gave solo performances of Violin all over the country.

It is unfortunate that his melodious music did not get enough opportunities or recognition, in the changing environment of film music of the 60s and the 70s, but he had no regrets. Sanmukh Babu Upadhyaya died on 24-2-1984, simply adding yet another name to the list of talented but less known composers.

Let us now enjoy the video song from this film.
( The article has used adapted information from” Hindu Dharma”- Prabhakar Shastry, Wikipedia and Harish Raghuwanshi ji. My thanks.)


Song-Aaja re aaja re aaja (Waaman Avtaar)(1955) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, A R Oza, Lyrics -G S Nepali, MD-Avinash Vyas
Chorus

Lyrics

aaja re
aaja re
aaja
bhagwaan teri duniya tujhko
din raat pukaare aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja
aaja

aaja
bhagwaan tere bin kaun hamen phir paar utaare aaja
sab ke rakhwaare aaja
aaja
aaja

teri duniya mein dev dukhi hain
raaj nishhaachar karte hain

raaj nishhaachar karte hain
ye ek pita ki santaanen
aapas mein ladte marte hain
aaajaa
bhagwaan tere bin kaun humen phir paar utaare
aaja
sab ke rakhwaare aaja
aaja
aaja
aaja
bhagwaan teri duniya tujhko din raat pukaare
aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja

aaja
aaja
aaja

hai dharm idhar mahaapaap udhar
o naath rahoge kaho kidhar

o naath rahoge kaho kidhar
hai shaanti idhar sangraam udhar
hai bhakti jidhar bhagwaan udhar
aaaajaa
bhagwaan tere bin kaun hamen phir paar utaare aaja
sab ke rakhwaare aaja
aaja
aaja
aaja
bhagwaan teri duniya tujhko din raat pukaare aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja
aaja
aaja
aaja

hari uthho
samar ko kamar kaso
devon ka raaj nahin jaaye

devon ka raaj nahin jaaye
bhai bhai mein mel kara do
ghar ki laaj nahin jaaye
aaajaa
bhagwaan tere bin kaun hamen phir paar utaare aaja
sab ke rakhwaare aaja
aaja
aaja
aaja
bhagwaan teri duniya tujhko din raat pukaare aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja

sab ke rakhwaare aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja
sab ke rakhwaare aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja
sab ke rakhwaare aaja
saagar ke kinaare aaja


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Blog Day : 3782 Post No. : 14763

“Dulhan”(1958) was produced by A A Nadiadwala and directed by V M Vyas for Pushpa Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nirupa Roy, Rajkumar, Bhagwan, Nanda, Jageerdaar, Sheila Kashmiri, Manorama, Agha, Jeewan, Indira Bansal, Munshi Munaqqa, Maqbool, Iqbal, Kanchan, Ansari, Moti (the dog) etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the fifth song from “Dulhan”(1958) to appear in the blog. This song is a duet sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is sung in a rock and roll style (which was quite popular in India at that time. The song is picturised as a club dance song. One can see Bhagwan lip syncing in Rafi’s voice. I am unable to identify the lady who lip syncs in Shamshad Begam’s voice. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

With this song, the blog now has 4800 songs from the decade of 1950s (1951 to 1960), which is easily the most well represented decade in the blog.


Song-Mere gore gore gaal (Dulhan)(1958) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Ravi
Both
Bhagwaan

Lyrics

yaa hoo

mere gore gore gaal
mere kaale kaale baal
mera husn laajawaab
meri ada bemisaal
that’s all
o tere neele neele nain
tere meethhe meethhe bain
loote mere dil ka chain
kya kahoon main dil ka haal

that’s all
mere gore gore gaal
mere kaale kaale baal
mera husn laajawab
meri ada bemisaal

husn waale kahte nahin kitne hum hain haseen
apne husn per unhen hota nahin hai yakeen
o husn vaale kahte nahin kitne hum hai haseen
apne husan pe unhe hota nahin hai yakeen
poochhe kaun husn ko na ishq ki jo shah mile
poochhe kaun husn ko na ishq ki jo shah mile
chaahne valo ki nazar ka hai ye sab kamaal

that’s all
mere gore gore gaal
mere kaale kaale baal
mera husn laajawaab
meri ada bemisaal
that’s all
o tere neele neele nain
tere meethhe meethhe bain
loote mere dil ka chain
kya kahoon main dil ka haal

pahle kisi but pe kabhi marna nahin chaahiye
mar gaye to shor kabhi karna nahin chaahiye
pahle kisi but pe kabhi marna nahin chaahiye
mar gaye to shor kabhi karna nahin chaahiye
aaye thhe ye ban ke chacha majnu farhaad ke
laila
haaye laila

aaye thhe ye ban ke chacha majnu farhaad ke
kuchh na ban pada to kahen that’s all
that’s all
that’s all
o tere neele neele nain
tere meethhe meethhe bain
loote mere dil ka chain
kya kahoon main dil ka haal

that’s all
mere gore gore gaal
mere kaale kaale baal
mera husn laajawaab
meri ada bemisaal
that’s all
tere gore gore gaal

that’s all
tere kaale kaale baal
that’s all
tera husn laajawaab
that’s all
teri ada bemisaal
that’s all


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Blog Day : 3775 Post No. : 14753

“Africa” (1954) was produced by by C Chandrakant and directed by K Kant for Movie India, Bombay. The movie had Baburao pahalwan , Krishna Kumari, Habib, Alice, Ishwar, R S Pawar, Madan Kapoor, Shaikh, D N Devesh, Parmesh, Babu, Raghu, Gopal, Ahmad, Kaka, Nagendra, Kumar Sharma, R S Dewan (Gorilla) etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from this obscure movie. The song is sung by Mubarak Begam. Lyricist is Kumar Sharma Vanvasi. Music is composed by Robin Chatterji.

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.


Song-Dil ki duniya pe chhaa gaya koi (Africa)(1954) Singer-Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Kumar Sharma Vanwasi, MD-Robin Chatterji

Lyrics

dil ki duniya pe chha gaya koi
mujhko apna bana gaya koi
bana gaya koi
dil ki duniya pe chha gaya koi
mujhko apna bana gaya koi
bana gaya koi

maine ab tak na kuchh bhi seekha tha
pyar karna sikha gaya koi
sikha gaya koi
dil ki duniya pe chha gaya koi
mujhko apna bana gaya koi
bana gaya koi

mast aankhon ke ek ishaare se
aag dil mein laga gaya koi
laga gaya koi
dil ki duniya pe chha gaya koi
mujhko apna bana gaya koi
bana gaya koi

chain tab se hi ho gaya rukhsat
aankh jab se lada gaya koi
lada gaya koi
dil ki duniya pe chha gaya koi
mujhko apna bana gaya koi
bana gaya koi

pyaar mein main to ho gayi paagal
mujhpe jaadu chala gaya koi
chala gaya koi
dil ki duniya pe chha gaya koi
mujhko apna bana gaya koi
bana gaya koi


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3773 Post No. : 14751

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 29
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‘र’ – रात अंधेरी, गई गई गई ॰ ॰ ॰

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वो जब याद आए, बहुत याद आए ॰ ॰ ॰ 

Your own words are so prophetic. The memories of your songs, when they descend upon the mind – it is a deluge that covers the mind.

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Another day, another letter of the alphabet, and another fabulous duet – Rafi Sb and Asha Bhosle.

This song is from the 1960 film ‘Rangeela Raja’. This is a stunt film which was produced under the banner of Diamond Jubilee Films, and was produced and directed by Ismail. The cast of actors in this film is listed as Kumkum, Mahipal, Shashikala, Meenu Mumtaz, Bhagwan, Dhanraj, Jayant, Kammo, Uma Dutt, Chand Burque, Satish, Kesari, Zippy, and Pintu.

Geet Kosh lists eight songs of this film. One song is already showcased here, this is the second song of this film to come on board. All the songs have been penned by Asad Bhopali, and the music director is Pt Shivram. This song sounds like a group dance song which is celebrating some kind of success, emphasized by the opening lines of the song,

raat andheri,    gayi gayi gayi gayi
bhor suhaani,   bhai bhai bhai bhai

Another wonderful memory from the radio listening days. A zippy pace that picks up speed as the song comes to a close. And a quick mixture of singing voices and the chorus. Delectable creation. 🙂

Song – Raat Andheri Gayi Gayi Gayi  (Rangeela Raja) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Asad Bhopali, MD – Pt Shivram
Asha Bhosle + Mohammed Rafi
Chorus

Lyrics 

raat andheri
gayi gayi gayi gayi

bhor suhaani
bhai bhai bhai bhai

chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji
raat andheri gayi gayi gayi gayi
bhor suhaani bhai bhai bhai bhai
chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji

aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aa

duniya ka rang badalta hai
koi khush hai koi jalta hai
lall lall lall lall laa ho
lall lall lall lall laa
jalta hai koi to jalne de
tu apni gaadi chalne de
lall lall lall lall laa ho
lall lall lall lall laa
ye hai dhang purana
chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana ji
hoy raat andheri
gayi gayi gayi gayi

bhor suhaani
bhai bhai bhai bhai

chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji

aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aaa
aaaa aaaaa aaaa aa

aa pyaar karen ji khul kar ke
kyon nain milaayen darr darr ke
lall lall lall lall laa ho
lall lall lall lall laa
darne ka zamaana beet gaya
koi har gaya koi jeet gaya
lall lall lall lall laa ho
lall lall lall lall laa
chhodo darna daraana
chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana ji
raat andheri
gayi gayi gayi gayi

bhor suhaani
bhai bhai bhai bhai

chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji
haa haa haa


raat andheri
gayi gayi gayi gayi

bhor suhani
bhai bhai bhai bhai

chhedo khushi ka taraana
aaya apna zamaana
aaya apna zamaana ji
raat andheri gayi gayi gayi gayi
(aaa haaa haaa haaaa)
bhor suhani bhai bhai bhai bhai
(oho ho ho hooo)
chhedo khushi ka taraana
(aaha haa haa)
aaya apna zamaana
(aaaa aaaa aaaa)
aaya pana zamaana ji

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रात अंधेरी
गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी
भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
रात अंधेरी गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी

आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आs

दुनिया का रंग बदलता है
कोई खुश है कोई जलता है
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला हो
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
जलता है कोई तो जलने दे
तू अपनी गाड़ी चलने दे
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला हो
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
ये है ढंग पुराना
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
होय रात अंधेरी
गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी
भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी

आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आss
आsss आssss आsss आs

आ प्यार करें जी खुल कर के
क्यों नैन मिलाएँ डर डर के
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला हो
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
डरने का ज़माना बीत गया
कोई हार गया कोई जीत गया
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला हो
लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल लल्ल ला
छोड़ो डरना डराना
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
रात अंधेरी
गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी
भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
हा हा हा

रात अंधेरी
गई गई गई गई
भोर सुहानी
भई भई भई भई
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
आया अपना ज़माना
आया अपना ज़माना जी
रात अंधेरी गई गई गई गई
(आ हा हा)
भोर सुहानी भई भई भई भई
(ओ हो हो हो)
छेड़ो खुशी का तराना
(आ हा हा)
आया अपना ज़माना
(आ आ आ आ)
आया अपना ज़माना जी


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Blog Day : 3767 Post No. : 14740

“Aabshaar”(1953) was produced and directed by Hasrat Lucknowi for Globe Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nimmi, Ashok Kumar, Rajkumar, Shyama, Nigar Sultana, Om Prakash, Lalita Pawar, Kuldip, Tiwari, Shyam Lal, Iftikhar, Neelam, Chandni, Leela Pandey etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it which were penned by three lyricists and composed by three music directors, with five singers lending their voices in these songs.

Two songs from this movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the next song from the movie to appear in the blog. According to HFGK, this song is a multiple version song. One version is sung by Lata and another version by Rajkumari. Sarshar Sailaani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bhola Shreshtha.

Only Lata version of the song is available and it is a lovely song to listen to. I am sure Rajkumari version would sound just as sweet when we can locate that.
[Editor Note: The Rajkumari version of this song is also now uploaded by Sudhir ji.]

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

[Lata Version]

[Rajkumari Version]

Song-Mujhko hai tujhse pyaar kyun (Aabshaar)(1953)Singer-Lata/ Rajkumari, Lyrics-Sarshar Sailaani, MD-Bhola Shreshtha

Lyrics

Lata Version
o o o
o o o
mujhko hai tujhse pyaar kyun
pyaar kyun

mujhko hai tujhse pyaar kyun
mujhko hai tujhse pyaar kyun
ye na bata sakoongi main
ye na bata sakoongi main
mujhko hai tujhse pyaar kyun
pyaar kyun

itni kathor preet kyun
preet ki hai ye reet kyun
itni kathor preet kyun
teri hamesha jeet kyun oon oon oon
teri hamesha jeet kyun
meri hamesha haar kyun
ye na bata sakoongi main
ye na bata sakoongi main
mujhko hai tujhse pyaar kyun
pyaar kyun

mehki hui hawa bhi hai
behki hui ghata bhi hai ae
mehki hui hawa bhi hai
behki hui ghata bhi hai
aise mein haaye dil mera aa aa aa aa
aise mein haaye dil mera
dhadke hai baar baar kyun
ye na bata sakoongi main
ye na bata sakoongi main
mujhko hai tujhse pyaar kyun
pyaar kyun
pyaar kyun
pyaar kyun

Rajkumari Version

mujhko hai. . .
tujhse pya..aar kyon

mujhko hai tujhse pyaar kyon
ye na bata sakoongi main
ye na bata sakoongi main
mujhko hai tujhse pyaar kyon

dil mein khayaal e yaar hai
dil mein khayaal e yaar hai
dil hai khayaal e yaar mein
dil hai khayaal e yaar mein
itna khayaal e yaar kya
itna khayaal e yaar kya
itna khayaal e yaar kyon
ye na bata sakoongi main
ye na bata sakoongi main
mujhko hai tujhse pyaar kyon

aankhen karo na chaar tum
aankhen karo na chaar tum
rooth rahe hain ?? tum
rooth rahe hain ?? tum
aaoge ek baar tum
aaoge ek baar tum
dil ko hai ye aitbaar kyon
ye na bata sakoongi main
ye na bata sakoongi main
mujhko hai tujhse pyaar kyon
ye na bata sakoongi main
ye na bata sakoongi main
mujhko hai tujhse pyaar kyon
pyaar kyon. . .

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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लता की आवाज़

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
मुझको है तुझसे प्यार क्यों
प्यार क्यों

मुझको है तुझसे प्यार क्यों
मुझको है तुझसे प्यार क्यों
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
मुझको है तुझसे प्यार क्यों
प्यार क्यों

इतनी कठोर प्रीत क्यों
प्रीत की है ये रीत क्यों
इतनी कठोर प्रीत क्यों
तेरी हमेशा जीत क्यों॰ ॰ ॰
तेरी हमेशा जीत क्यों
मेरी हमेशा हार क्यों
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
मुझको है तुझसे प्यार क्यों
प्यार क्यों

महकी हुई हवा भी है
बहकी हुई घटा भी है
महकी हुई हवा भी है
बहकी हुई घटा भी है
ऐसे में हाए दिल मेरा॰ ॰ ॰
ऐसे में हाए दिल मेरा
धड़के है बार बार क्यों
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
मुझको है तुझसे प्यार क्यों
प्यार क्यों
प्यार क्यों
प्यार क्यों
प्यार क्यों

राजकुमारी की आवाज़

मुझको है॰ ॰ ॰
तुझसे प्या॰॰आर क्यों

मुझको है तुझसे प्यार क्यों
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
मुझको है तुझसे प्यार क्यों

दिल में ख्याल ए यार है
दिल में ख्याल ए यार है
दिल है ख्याल ए यार में
दिल है ख्याल ए यार में
इतना ख्याल ए यार क्या
इतना ख्याल ए यार क्या
इतना ख्याल ए यार क्यों
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
मुझको है तुझसे प्यार क्यों

आँखें करो ना चार तुम
आँखें करो ना चार तुम
रूठे रहे हैं ?? तुम
रूठे रहे हैं ?? तुम
आओगे एक बार तुम
आओगे एक बार तुम
दिल को है ये एतबार क्यों
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
मुझको है तुझसे प्यार क्यों
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
ये ना बता सकूँगी मैं
मुझको है तुझसे प्यार क्यों
प्यार क्यों॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day : 3763 Post No. : 14736

“Doraaha”(1952) was a “social” movie which was produced by Surjeet Chhabra and directed by Bal Chhaabra for Progressive Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Shekhar, Dewan Sharar, Jagdeesh Sethi, Agha, Kamal, K N Singh, Protima Devi, Murad, Leela Mishra, Romesh Sinha, D D Luthra, Kusum, Bhagwandas, Kiran etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it that were penned by three lyricists and sung by six singers.

Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Doraaha”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is a duet which is sung by Meena Kapoor and Shankar Dasgupta. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

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


Song-Tera mera mera tera pyaar ho gaya (Doraaha)(1952) Singers-Meena Kapoor, Shankar Das Gupta, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Anil Biswas
Both

Lyrics

ho o o
o o o
Tera mera
mera tera
pyaar ho gaya
pyaar ho gaya
Tera mera pyaar ho gaya aa
Tera mera

mera tera
pyaar ho gaya
pyaar ho gaya
tera mera pyaar ho gaya

aayi chhup ke milan ki raaten
aayi chhup ke milan ki raaten
huyi dil se nazar se baaten
huyi dil se nazar se baaten

ho o o
o o o
Tera mera mera tera pyaar ho gaya
pyaar ho gaya
Tera mera pyaar ho gaya aa
Tera mera mera tera pyaar ho gaya

mera dil na raha mere bas mein
mera dil na raha mere bas mein
ik peer uthhi
ik peer uthhi
ik peer uthhi nas nas mein re
ik peer uthhi nas nas mein
ho o o
o o o
Tera mera
mera tera
pyaar ho gaya
pyaar ho gaya
Tera mera pyaar ho gaya aa
Tera mera mera tera pyaar ho gaya

tere naina jaadoo kar gaye tere naina
tere naina jaadoo kar gaye
ye do naina tere
ye do naina tere
ham ek nazar mein mar gaye re
ham ek nazar mein mar gaye
o o o
o o o
Tera mera

mera tera
pyaar ho gaya
pyaar ho gaya
Tera mera pyaar ho gaya aa
Tera mera mera tera pyaar ho gaya

mera dil hai amaanat teri
mera dil hai amaanat teri
tere bas mein piya
tere bas mein piya
tere bas mein jaan ab meri
tere bas mein jaan ab meri
o o o
o o o
Tera mera
mera tera
pyaar ho gaya
pyaar ho gaya
Tera mera pyaar ho gaya aa
Tera mera mera tera pyaar ho gaya
pyaar ho gaya
Tera mera pyaar ho gaya aa


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Blog Day : 3759 Post No. : 14729

“Do Sitaare” (1951) was directed by D D Kashyap for Famous Pictures. The movie had Dev Anand, Suraiya, Kuldip Kaur, Baij Sharma, Prem Nath, Shakuntala etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here are the details of the songs that have been covered in the past :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai 5338 24-Jan-12
O saajan dekh is duniya se kya kya le ke jaate hain 8779 28-Sep-13
De de de de Kanhaiyya mori dhaani chunariya 9104 6-Dec-13
Ho o mere dil ki dhadkan mein 9589 19-Mar-14
So ja re so ja bete ghareeb ke 9596 20-Mar-14
Meri aasmaani ghodi udaaye liye jaaye 14349 22-May-18
Ek do dilon ka kaafilaa 14707 20-Oct-18

Here is the eighth and final song from “Do Sitaare”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

With this song, “Do Sitaare”(1951) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

When this year began, we were YIPPYing one movie every day and we maintained this new year resolution till end of march 2018. We had YIPPEED 92 movies in the first 92 days of this year before the enthusiasm seemingly wore off. We somehow kept on this exercise with gaps till april 2018. 111 movies were YIPPEED in the year till end of april 2018.

Ever since, the rate dropped off drastically. Today’s movie is only the tenth YIPPEED movie after April 2018 and the first YIPPEED movie for November 2018. It is the 1048th YIPPEED movie in the blog overall.

Nevertheless, it feels nice to be YIPPYing a movie again. And what a nice song to listen to for closing the account of “Do Sitaare”(1951). The song sounds like a quintessential “puraani film ka geet” that we so loved to listen to on radio till 1970s.

I came to know (from our whatsapp group messages) that today happens to be the birthday of our beloved Sudhir Jee. It is only yesterday that he had posted a message in the group which read-

Listening to 5 to 10 songs a day can improve memory, strengthen immune system, and reduce depression risk by 80 %.

We fully agree, and we in this blog are doing our bit to keep people healthy. 🙂 And our beloved Sudhir Jee, with his musical excavations, background researches and interesting writeups is keeping us in great and robust health.

I take this opportunity to wish him a very happy birthday and wish him many happy returns of the day. Have a great musical day when you get to listen to 5 to 10 songs, and may be even more. 🙂


Song-Idhar kho gaya ya udhar kho gaya (Do Sitaare)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

idhar kho gaya ya udhar kho gaya
ye dil mera jaane kidhar kho gaya
idhar kho gaya udhar kho gaya
ye dil mera jaane kidhar kho gaya
idhar kho gaya ya udhar kho gaya

nazar se nazar ka hua saamna
nazar se nazar ka hua saamna
to dil ye pukaara mujhe thhaamna
to dil ye pukaara mujhe thhaamna
sambhaala to maine magar kho gaya
sambhaala to maine magar kho gaya
idhar kho gaya ya udhar kho gaya
ye dil mera jaane kidhar kho gaya
idhar kho gaya ya udhar kho gaya

meri unse yoonhi mulaaqaat thhi
meri unse yoonhi mulaaqaat thhi
kaho ji ye koi buri baat thhi
kaho ji ye koi buri baat thhi
ye dil ki khata hai agar kho gaya
ye dil ki khata hai agar kho gaya
idhar kho gaya ya udhar kho gaya
ye dil mera jaane kidhar kho gaya
idhar kho gaya udhar kho gaya
ye dil mera jaane kidhar kho gaya
idhar kho gaya


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3757 Post No. : 14726

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 28
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‘य’ – ये भीगी भीगी रात गगन पर तारों की बारात ॰ ॰ ॰

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हम बेखुदी में तुमको पुकारे चले गए ॰ ॰ ॰ 

Seems to be like another life time, that we have been waiting, and calling out for you, in the wilderness of nowhere. Alas, but it is not to be. . .

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Really spoilt for choices with the letter ‘य’. And I settle for this delightful twosome of a song – Geeta Dutt with Rafi Sb. The film is an obscure ‘Doctor Z’ from 1959. Produced and directed by Jaal, the films comes from the banner of Baliwala Films, Bombay. The star cast of this film is listed as Shakeela, Mahipal, Heeralal, Helen, Vinod Diwani, Krishna Kumari, Sundar, Mirza Musharraf, Dalpat, Tuntun, Nasreen, Shetty, Bhudo Advani, Homi, Rusi, Bismillah, Baburao Pehalwan, Radheshyam, Rafiq, Hanuman, Bala Ram, Dhondu, MK Hasan, Karandiker, and Sheetal Kumar.

The film has total of eight songs listed, out which, two songs, as per the Geet Kosh, are probably not released on gramophone records. The songs have been written by Akhtar Romani, and the music is by Manohar. This Manohar is the blind music director Manohar Lal Sonik, who was the senior partner in the team of music director duo – Sonik-Omi.

One song of this film is already present on our blog. It was posted on 9th Nov, 2011. And today, after almost full seven years, the second song of this film finds its place here.

The singing voices are of Rafi Sb, accompanied by Geeta Dutt. A delightful duet presented as a conversation between lovers, it is quite a treat to hear to this song. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Ye Bheegi Bheegi Raat Gagan Par Taaron Ki Baraat  (Doctor Z) (1959) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Akhtar Romani, MD – Manohar
Geeta Dutt + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics 

ye bheegi bheegi raat
gagan par taaron ki baraat
chali kis paar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai
ye bheegi bheegi raat
gagan par taaron ki baraat
chali kis paar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo

bhatke huye musaafir
manzil ko pa hi gaye
ulfat ke do safeene
saahil pea aa hi gaye
bhatke huye musaafir
manzil ko pa hi gaye
ulfat ke do safeene
saahil pea aa hi gaye
main kaise kahoon ye baat
ke aata sapnon mein har raat
koi dildaar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

jitna haseen hai mausam
utna hi tu bhi haseen
jee chaahe aaj ruk jaaye
saara zamaana yahin
jitna haseen hai mausam
utna hi tu bhi haseen
jee chaahe aaj ruk jaaye
saara zamaana yahin
de haat mein mere haath
ke chhoote ab na kabhi ye saath
yahi iqraar hai
ye kitni badi hai baat
ke tujhko pyaar hai mere saath
ke du dildaar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

ye bheegi bheegi raat
gagan par taaron ki baraat
chali kis paar hai
aa haa
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये भीगी भीगी रात
गगन पर तारों की बारात
चली किस पार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है
ये भीगी भीगी रात
गगन पर तारों की बारात
चली किस पार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
हो होsss हो होss

भटके हुये मुसाफिर
मंज़िल को पा ही गए
उल्फ़त के दो सफीने
साहिल पे आ ही गए
भटके हुये मुसाफिर
मंज़िल को पा ही गए
उल्फ़त के दो सफीने
साहिल पे आ ही गए
मैं कैसे कहूँ ये बात
के आता सपनों में हर रात
कोई दिलदार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

जितना हसीं है मौसम
उतना ही तू भी हसीं
जी चाहे आज रुक जाये
सारा ज़माना यहीं
जितना हसीं है मौसम
उतना ही तू भी हसीं
जी चाहे आज रुक जाये
सारा ज़माना यहीं
दे हाथ में मेरे हाथ
के छूटे अब ना कभी ये साथ
यही इक़रार है
ये कितनी बड़ी है बात
के तुझको प्यार है मेरे साथ
के तू दिलदार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

ये भीगी भीगी रात
गगन पर तारों की बारात
चली किस पार है
आ हा
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
हो होsss हो होss
हो होsss हो होss
हो होsss हो होss


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3756 Post No. : 14722

Today’s song is from a film called ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ (1956). This is a film in which singer Talat Mahmood acted as a hero opposite heroine Roopmala. Talat Mahmood (24-2-1924 to 9-5-1998) acted in 12 films from 1945 to 1958 and he also did a cameo role, singing a song-“Shukriya Ae Pyaar Tera Shukriya“, of  three and half minutes in film Aaram-1951. In his early career starting in Calcutta, he fell in love with a Bangla actress Latika Mullick. They got married on 20-2-1951. She was converted to Islam and was renamed Nasreen, who bore two children to Talat. As per a book by Manek Premchand, ‘Talat Mahmood – The Velvet Touch’, he sang 777 songs which included Hindi film songs, NFS and unreleased films etc. As per another source he sang 451 Hindi film songs from 259 Hindi films.

Two very good singers – and my favourites – spoiled their singing careers at the cost of fulfilling their misplaced hype of making it as a singing hero, when such times had died down after Saigal. Mukesh ( 22-7-1923 to 27-8-1976 ) acted in 8 films from 1941 to 1956 and sang 928 songs from 538 films, as per one source. I personally feel, the film bug did more damage to Talat than Mukesh. Of course a money-smart Talat made it up with innumerable foreign tours for concerts and singing jaunts with a party made up of musicians, singers and mimicry artistes.

Recently, I received a copy of Talat’s handwritten inland letter, sent to one of my friends in Gujarat, who wanted to arrange his show. As per what Talat wrote on 26-12-1977, his fees was Rs. 12,000/-, plus hotel accommodation for him and others. The troupe, he said, consisted of singers, dancers, musicians and mimicry artistes. One may feel that Rs. 12,000 was too low, but remember, this was 41 years ago, when petrol was less than two rupees per litre. In late 70s, I had rented a two bedroom, 1,000 sq ft flat in prime locality like Andheri in Bombay, for just Rs. 800 pm. Today the same size flat will command a rent of Rs. 40,000 + pm.

Like the values of money and values of life changed in all these years, almost everything has changed nowadays. These changes have not come overnight, but like slow poisoning, the changes took almost 50 to 60 years to show their effect. The second world war and the independence era were the beginning when quantity started overpowering quality. The film industry was also not an exception. How good the acting or the music was, became secondary and how many films, became the testing apparatus to judge the actor or the composer. Thus the simple but the talented artistes fell behind and those who pushed hard or had the right connections (and the luck) went much ahead.

In the field of Music Direction, at least two names come to the mind, who were talented but too simple to last in the neck to neck competition of the film line. One of them was Snehal Bhatkar (the other being, Bharat Bhai’s favourite- Jaidev). He was the MD for the film ‘Diwali Ki Raat’.

White full shirt, ironed white pyjama, spectacles with big powerful lenses and the trademark white Gandhi Topi – he could easily be mistaken for a ‘Pandharpur Warkari’ (a regular pilgrim to Pandharpur) or a member of a ‘Bhajani Mandali’ or simply a middle class ‘Marathi Manoos’. Such was the appearance of one of Hindi filmdom’s talented, yet not so famous, music maestro VASUDEV GANGARAM BHATKAR or Snehal Bhatkar, as we all know him.

In Hindi film music field there were some talented composers like Ghulam Mohd, Mohd. Shafi, Iqbal Qureshi, Daan singh, C Arjun, Ramlal, Sardar Malik, Ajit Merchant, Jamal Sen, Dattaram, Ganesh, etc. who could never reach the peaks of their careers. They really deserved success and fame, but luck did not favour them. Big banners never approached them and eventually the losers were the music lovers in India. These composers did not know, perhaps, how to sell their art. May be they never wanted to enslave music to gain name and fame, instead they preferred to settle for genuine service to music!

Snehal Bhatkar was one such composer. The maxim of simple living and high thinking never worked in this Mayanagari, but he had no regrets. Till the very end he was contented with whatever God gave him, and whatever name and success he achieved.

He was born into and grew up in a family that was surrounded by traditional devotional music all around. In the lower middle class, the people had their entertainments in singing bhajans and doing keertans in temples en masse.

Vasudev G. Bhatkar was born on 17-7-1919. He knew at least 100 bhajans by heart by the time he was in his 10th class. He was invited to sing in Ganesh Melas and other celebrations and soon became a well-known name in the locality. Because of his singing and skills in playing harmonium and other instruments, he got a job with HMV in Bombay. Here he used to give accompaniment on harmonium to big classical singers. At the same time, taking cognizance of his singing skills, many Marathi bhavgeets and bhajans were recorded by HMV. Some of them are popular in Maharashtra even today.

All this while, Bhatkar was looking for opportunity to compose in films. Sudhir Phadke who also served in HMV and recorded some songs from 1943 to 1945, joined hands with Bhatkar and made a pair – Vasudev-Sudhir. In 1946, they got a film of Baburao Painter – ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’ – for music direction. The problem was that due to his service in HMV, he could not openly work outside. Hence he only gave his name as Vasudev. After this film, the pair separated and Phadke went to give music to films like ‘Gokul’ (1946), ‘Aagey Badho’ (1947), etc. Due to financial constraints Bhatkar was unable to leave his job with HMV.

In 1941, Bhatkar had come to know Kidar Sharma while recording songs for his film ‘Chitralekha’, which he was making for Ranjit Studios. Sharma had just come from Calcutta to establish himself in Bombay. He had a knack of identifying talents. He first gave a chance to Bhatkar to sing some songs with Leela Sawant in his film ‘Kaliyan’ (1944). After ‘Rukmini Swayamvar’, Kidar Sharma gave him his first break as an independent composer in his film ‘Neelkamal’ (1947), where Kidar Sharma launched Raj Kapoor and Madhubala in adult roles as the leading pair. Here Bhatkar used the name B Vasudev. In the subsequent years Bhatkar used different names for different films like VG Bhatkar in ‘Sant Tukram’ (1948), ‘Sati Ahalya’ (1949) and ‘Pagle’ (1950), and Snehal in ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948) and ‘Thes’ (1949). After doing ‘The’s and ‘Sati Ahalya’, Bhatkar resigned from HMV.

Snehal Bhatkar and Kidar Sharma were very good friends. Kidar gave him ‘Neki Aur Badi’ in 1949. Meanwhile, Kidar Sharma met Roshan Lal Nagrath in some musical event. Sharma was terribly impressed with Roshan and wanted to give him a break in his film. At that point of time, Kidar had just started work on ‘Neki Aur Badi’. He had a heart to heart talk with Bhatkar and Bhatkar gladly left the film for Roshan. Thus Roshan got his break with ‘Neki aur Badi’. Roshan never forgot Bhatkar’s magnanimity in his life and always respected Bhatkar. In return Kidar Sharma gave ‘Hamari Beti’ (1950) to Bhatkar. As he was a free bird now, Bhatkar started using the name SNEHAL BHATKAR  from this film. Snehal was the short form of Snehalata, his daughter.

Snehal Bhatkar did many Marathi films and recorded many bhajans in Marathi, which are ever popular. He did 28 films in Hindi (including one unreleased film in the 1950s) and 12 films in Marathi. Out of 27 released Hindi films, 9 were made by Kidar Sharma.

The song which made Mubarak Begum and Bhatkar famous in India was ‘Kabhi Tanhayion Mein, Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ from the film ‘Hamari Yaad Aayegi’ (1961). (This film was was originally named ‘Jawaan Mohabbat’). Actually this song was to be done by Lata Mangeshkar. Lata had already recorded two songs for this film. Due to her extremely busy schedule she was unable to do this song, so she suggested the name of Asha Bhosle. But Kidar Sharma, already upset over Lata’s refusal, opted for Mubarak Begum and the rest, as they say, is history. She imbued a unique character to this song with her special voice.

After 1960, the musical scene in India was undergoing drastic changes and there was no space for composers like Bhatkar, who used minimum orchestra and dwelt upon melody. His films came in long intervals. Even Kidar Sharma left him after ‘Fariyaad’ (1964) only to return in ‘Pehla Qadam’ (1981). Finally Bhatkar did his last Hindi film ‘Sahme Hue Sitare’ (1994), which featured his son Ramesh Bhatkar, who was already a popular hero in Marathi film, stage and TV. This obscure film did nothing good to Bhatkar. After retirement Bhatkar devoted his time for children’s welfare and his original love – Bhajan Mandali singing.

Snehal or Vasudev Gangaram Bhatkar, together with cousin Devji Bhatkar and Panchambuwa Pandurang Shivalkar, was the founder member of ‘Vishwambhar Prasadik Bhajan Mandal’ in Dadar. It is still in operation after 50 years, with new set of singers. Bhatkar was very kind hearted. Every year, during Ganapati festival he used to visit his ancestral village ‘Bhate’ in Ratnagiri district and participate in singing bhajans.

Lata, Talat and Mukesh were his favourite singers. Although Talat has not sung many songs for him, his song “Zindagi Kis Mod Pe Laayee Hamein” from ‘Diwali Ki Raat’ was very popular. When rehearsals for this song were being done, Bhatkar had used only tabla and sitar for the practice session. The producer who chanced upon this rehearsal was so much impressed with this that he insisted recording the song only with minimum instruments. So, this song has only tabla, sitar and another instrument for accompaniment.

Though there were many melodious songs composed by Bhatkar like, Khusro’s “Lakhi Babul More Kaahe Ko Deenha Bides Re” sung soulfully by Mukesh in ‘Suhaag Raat’ (1948); “Ro-oge Pachhtaoge” by Mukesh and Rajkumari in ‘Thes’ (1949); Lata’s “Chanda Tujhko Laaj Na Aayee” from ‘Bhola Shankar’ (1951); Suman Kalyanpur’s “Haal-e-Dil Unko Sunana Tha“- Fariyaad (1964), no other big banner producer opted for Snehal Bhatkar, except Kidar Sharma . May be his compositions were not so simple for common man to hum or sing, although they were quality songs.

Despite several melodious songs Bhatkar was never counted among the first line composers. Kidar Sharma returned to him in 1980, but by that time Snehal Bhatkarwas already on a descending track.

SNEHAL BHATKAR, a talented but sadly not much applauded composer, died peacefully on 29-5-2007 at his Dadar home.

Today’s song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor. As far as I know, this is my first song of Mahendra Kapoor. Today’s song was his first solo song of his career. Mahendra Kapoor was among the premier playback singers of the Golden Age of Hindi musical cinema, with hits like “Chalo Ek Baar ” and “Neele Gagan Ke Taley” vaulting him to a level of celebrity rivaling the on-screen actors miming to his vocals. Born January 9, 1934, in Amritsar,  Kapoor spent the majority of his childhood in Mumbai, where he claimed top honors in the All-India Murphy-Metro Singing competition in 1957. 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’ (1953), ‘Madhur Milan’ (1955) ‘Lalkar’ (1956) and ‘Heer’ (1956) and also his first solo song in film ‘Diwali Ki Raat (1956). Later on he gave some lame excuse that he had not got any payment for that song etc. (beetehuedin.com has all the relevant details on this controversy and the court case etc, in MK’s interview article).

A year later, Kapoor launched into the top ranks of Bollywood singers when composer and musical director Ramchandra Chitalkar tapped him to perform the show stopping “Aadha Hai Chandrama Raat Aadhi” in the film ‘Navrang’ (1959). Kapoor quickly proved himself a versatile talent even by Bollywood standards, performing in a number of regional Indian languages beyond his native Hindi. Within the sub genre of Marathi language productions, he was renowned as the playback singer of choice for superstar Dada Kondke — and over time his repertoire expanded, becoming virtually synonymous with patriotic anthems when he delivered “Mere Desh Ki Dharthi. . .” in Manoj Kumar’s 1967 film ‘Upkaar’, a rendition that also earned him the Best Male Playback Singer honors from India’s National Film Awards voters.

Kapoor remained a respected and popular figure across his five-decade cinema career, notching additional hits via “Iktara Bole. . .” (from ‘Yaadgaar’, 1970), “Fakira Chal Chala Chal” (from ‘Fakira’, 1976) and “Ab Ke Baras” (from ‘Kranti’, 1981). While his filmography embraces dozens of directors, he enjoyed his most fruitful collaboration with filmmaker BR Chopra, a partnership that extends across productions like 1959’s ‘Dhool Ka Phool’, 1963’s ‘Gumrah’, 1965’s ‘Waqt’, 1969’s ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan’ and 1973’s ‘Dhund’. From 1980 onward Kapoor appeared largely in small, regional films in the Punjabi and Bhojpuri tongues, and with son Rohan he mounted a series of live tours spanning across India and overseas. His contributions to the Bollywood industry were later recognized via the Indian government’s Padmashri Award as well as the Madhya Pradesh government’s Lata Mangeshkar Award. Poor health plagued Kapoor during the final years of his life, and he suffered a fatal heart attack in his sleep on September 27, 2008.

Today’s song is the 7th song from this film, to be discussed here. There are 10 songs in the film as per HFGK, but one Talat song was removed from the film. For this film, Kersi Mistry and Prabhakar Naren were the assistants for Bhatkar. Mistry later claimed that the above song was composed by him.


Song – Tere Dar Ki Bhikmangi Hai Daata Duniya Saari (Diwaali Ki Raat) (1956) Singers – Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, Music – Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

tere dar ki
bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

koi maange mahal do-mehle
koi kutiya chhoti
koi maange sona chaandi
koi sookhi roti
re roti
koi maange laal salona
koi maange laal salona
koi sundar naari
maange koi sundar naari
waah re duniya rachne waale
shaan hai teri nyaari
shaan hai teri nyaari
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

koi tujh par phool chadha kar
maalik tujh rijhaaye
koi tujh par phool chadha kar
maalik tujh rijhaaye
koi bechaara dukh ka maara
aansoo bhent chadhaaye
koi bechaara dukh ka maara
aansoo bhent chadhaaye
donon hi mohtaaj hain tere
donon hi mohtaaj hain tere
donon tere pujaari
donon tere pujaari
khel rahe ho khel anokhe
kya samjhe sansaari
kya samjhe sansaari
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
tere dar ki bhikhmangi hai
daata duniya saari
ho daata duniya saari

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तेरे दर की
भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

कोई मांगे महल दो-महले
कोई कुटिया छोटी
कोई मांगे सोना चाँदी
कोई सूखी रोटी
रे रोटी
कोई मांगे लाल सलोना
कोई मांगे लाल सलोना
कोई सुंदर नारी
मांगे कोई सुंदर नारी
वाह रे दुनिया रचने वाले
शान है तेरी न्यारी
शान है तेरी न्यारी
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी

कोई तुझ पर फूल चढ़ा कर
मालिक तुझे रिझाये
कोई तुझ पर फूल चढ़ा कर
मालिक तुझे रिझाये
कोई बेचारा दुख का मारा
आँसू भेंट चढ़ाये
कोई बेचारा दुख का मारा
आँसू भेंट चढ़ाये
दोनों ही मोहताज हैं तेरे
दोनों ही मोहताज हैं तेरे
दोनों तेरे पुजारी
दोनों तेरे पुजारी
खेल रहे हो खेल अनोखे
क्या समझे संसारी
क्या समझे संसारी
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
तेरे दर की भिखमंगी है
दाता दुनिया सारी
हो दाता दुनिया सारी


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What is this blog all about

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

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over TEN years. This blog has over 14700 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 3700 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Total number of songs posts discussed

14789

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1153
Total Number of movies covered =4044

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