Atul’s Song A Day- A choice collection of Hindi Film & Non-Film Songs

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


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 :

4937 Post No. : 16786

———————————————–—————————————
Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 12
————————————————————————————–

This day ten years ago, viz 23 January 2012 saw three songs being covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5334 Ham aapko hi chaahen Parda(1949) 6 songs covered out of 13
5335 Taana der taana jee gaaye dil gaana Miss 58(1958) 2 songs covered out of 5
5336 Na aasmaan na sitaare fareb dete hain Neela Aakash(1965) Movie YIPPEED by now

One can notice that “Miss 58″(1958) is a movie which is still eligible for Blog Ten year challenge.

Here is another song from “Miss 58″(1958). “Miss 58” (1958) was directed by Kuldip Kahar under A K Movies, Bombay. The movie had Suraiya, Karan Diwan, Om Prakash, Baby Naaz, Madan Puri, Krishna Kumari etc in it.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Tanveer Naqvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta. Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Tujhko nahin dil ne kiya dil ko ishaara (Miss 58)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Tanveer Naqvi, MD-N Datta

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

tujhko naheen een een
tujhko nahin
dil ne kiyaa dil ko ishaaraa aaa
tu to nahin
mujhko teraa pyaar hai pyaaraa
tujhko nahin
dil ne kiyaa dil ko ishaaraa aaa
tu to nahin
mujhko teraa pyaar hai pyaaraa

kaahey meraa dhadkey jiyaa
jaan gayee main
tum to badey woh ho piyaa
maan gayee main
kaahey meraa dhadkey jiyaa
jaan gayee main aen aen
tum to badey woh ho piyaa
maan gayee main
piyaa maan gayee main aen
chaahoon magar ley na sakoon naam tumharaa
tu to nahin
mujhko teraa pyaar hai pyaaraa
tujhko nahin
dil ne kiya dil ko ishaaraa aa
tu to nahin
mujhko teraa pyaar hai pyaara aa

tooney piyaa jaadu kiyaa aaa aa aa aa aa
tooney piyaa jaado kiyaa
pyaar jataa ke aey ae
chheen liyaa chain meraa naain milaa ke
piyaa nain milaa ke
tooney mujhe loot liyaa deke sahaaraa aa
tu to nahin mujhko teraa pyaar hai pyaaraa
tujhko nahin
dil ne kiyaa dil ko ishaaraa aa
tu to nahin
mujhko teraa pyaar hai pyaaraa

pyaar bharey teer chaley idhar udhar se
meri nazar lipat gayi teri nazar se aey
pyaar bharey teer chaley idhar udhar se ae ae
meri nazar lipat gayi teri nazar se
balam teri nazar sey aey
nazar nazar kehney lagi raaz hamaaraa
tu to nahin
mujhko teraa pyaar hai pyaaraa
tujhko nahin
dil ne kiyaa dil ko ishaaraa aa
tu to nahin
mujhko teraa pyaar hai pyaaraa


This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, 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 :

4935 Post No. : 16783

Hullo Atuldom

21st January – the 57th remembrance day of the lively, lovely Geeta Bali – of the mischievous eyes and smile.

She was born Harkirtan Kaur in Amritsar and began her career at the age of 12. Her first adult role or heroine role came in 1946 i.e. at the age of 16. The film was ‘Badnaami’. Her popularity came with ‘Baawre Nain’ in 1950. She was seen in about 80+ films in her short career which ended with her untimely death in 1965.

To be truthful, I must say that my first memories of the lady was when I saw her dancing with Bhagwan Dada in the songs of ‘Albela’ (1951). This was during the Chitrahaar and Chhaayageet (television programs) days of my life. I didn’t know any other details about her and honestly speaking I didn’t bother to find too.

For me the actors lasted for as long as the songs played on the television. It must have been much much later in my life, say in the last 15-20 years that I have come to associate songs with the writers, music directors, films, singers, actors emoting on the screen etc. Same goes for Geeta Bali too.

It is only in the last so many years that I found that some of the songs which I love to hear are also great to see because of who it is filmed on. This is the truth of my liking “Sun Bairi Balam Sach Bol Re“; “Tadbeer Se Bigdi Huyi Taqdeer Banaa Le“; “Shaam Dhale Khidki Tale“; “Chaandni Aayi Banke Pyaar Saajana O Saajana“; and the best of them all “Ye Raat Ye Chaandni Phir Kahaan“. All these songs have one common factor – Geeta Bali. I am sorry I forgot to add another personal favorite in this list – “Shola Jo Bhadke Dil Mera Dhadke” – all lively lovely songs and a heroine to match. Today one more song got added to this list – a song from the 1956 release ‘Inspector’ – “Mera Akele Jiya Kaise Laage Re Piya“.

Recently after subscribing to a particular channel on my DTH I am having a daily feast of great, good movies and songs That is where I discovered that today is the anniversary of this beautiful lady who was also Shammi Kapoor’s wife. She was one Kapoor bahu who continued to work in films even after marriage and two children. Her popularity didn’t wane due to her marriage. Of course Jennifer Kendall (Shashi Kapoor’s wife) was not on the scene then I think.

After I discovered today’s connection with Geeta Bali I googled to see what the internet throws up about this yesteryear leading lady. I found this https://www.indiatimes.com/entertainment/celebs/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-indian-cinema-s-larger-than-life-actress-geeta-bali-256307.html  where her son Aditya Raj Kapoor has been quoted (I am reproducing here)

If you see the way Shammi Kapoor danced, that was Geeta Bali’s personality. My mother was a bigger and more successful star than my father when they got married. 

Of course then the article goes on to mention that she had worked with her future-in-laws before she got married to Shammi Kapoor. The article says that Surinder Kapoor (Anil and Boney Kapoor’s father) was Geeta’s secretary. And that she was a disciplinarian , adventurous, promoter of fine arts and how she used to take her kids on long drives. (Personally I didn’t know all this). That article is a good read.

I had messaged Sudhirji and Atulji in the morning asking if there were any songs filmed on Geeta Bali that are yet to be posted, and Sudhir ji replied that he has to look up. By then I had discovered an hitherto unheard, unseen (by me of course) song that has Geeta Bali playing a village girl whose friends are teasing her about her marriage being fixed with a city bred. I looked further and found that this was from a 1960 movie called ‘Bade Ghar Ki Bahu’. Looking up the ‘List of songs movie-wise’ told me that this song is yet to be posted and only the following two song from this film are on the blog.

Cham Cham Chamka Saara Jahaan

Meri Khata Bata De Phir Chaahe Jo Sazaa De

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle, written by Tanvir Naqvi and composed by Chitragupt. The movie was directed by Kundan Kumar and had a cast of Geeta Bali, Kuldeep Kaur, Shammi, Abhi Bhattacharya, Sunder etc.

I must thank Sudhir ji for helping with cutting the video out of the movie of which I found a very bad print on YouTube.


Song – Sarke Chunariya Lachke Qamariya Aa Ja Saanwariya Re (Bade Ghar Ki Bahu) (1960) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Tanvir Naqvi, MD – Chitragupt
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

oo oo oooo
oo oo oo oooo

oo oo oo oo oo oo
oo oo oo

oo oo
lall la lalla
oo oo
lall la lalla
oo oo
lall la lalla
lall la lalla
lall la la

sarke chunariya lachke kamariya
aaja saanwariya re
rang bhari hamri nagariya re..ae..ae
sarke chunariya lachke kamariya
aaja saanwariya re
rang bhari hamri nagariya re..ae..ae

oo oo oo ooooo
hothon pe laali

hothon pe laali
nainon mein dorey
hothon pe laali
nainon mein dorey
chhup chhup ke dekhen
gaaon ke chhore
chhup chhup ke dekhen
gaaon ke chhore
ho gaaon ke chhore
aaa aaa aaa aaa
mukh par hai jhhalke
moti se jal ke
chhalke gagariya re
rang bhari hamri nagariya re
sarke chunariya lachke qamariya
aaja saanwariya re
rang bhari hamri nagariya re..ae..ae

oo oo oo ooooo
gaalon ko choome

gaalon ko choome
chaandi ke baale
gaalon ko choome
chaandi ke baale
maare sharam ke
ghunghat nikaale
maare sharam ke
ghunghat nikaale
ho ghunghat nikaale
aaa aaa aaa aaa
chalti hai chhan chhan
jhanke hai jhaanjhar
saaje dagariya re
rang bhari hamri nagariya re
sarke chunariya lachke qamariya
aaja saanwariya re
rang bhari hamri nagariya re..ae..ae

oo oo oo ooooo
jhoole hain sakhiyaan

jhoole hain sakhiyaan
choodi hai khanke
jhoole hain sakhiyaan
choodi hai khanke
khushboo se mehke
jhonke pawan ke
khushboo se mehke
jhonke pawan ke
ho jhonke pawan ke
aaa aaa aaa aaa
udte hain aanchal
jhukte hain baadal
chamke bijuriya re
rang bhari hamri nagariya re
sarke chunariya lachke qamariya
aaja saanwariya re
rang bhari hamri nagariya re..ae..ae

————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
————————————————

ओ ओ ओ॰॰ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ॰॰ओ

ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ

ओ ओ
लल्ल लल्ला
ओ ओ
लल्ल लल्ला
ओ ओ
लल्ल लल्ला
लल्ल लल्ला
लल्ल ला ला 

सरके चुनरिया लचके कमरिया
आजा साँवरिया रे
रंग भरी हमरी नगरिया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए
सरके चुनरिया लचके कमरिया
आजा साँवरिया रे
रंग भरी हमरी नगरिया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए

ओ ओ ओ ओ॰॰ओ
होठों पे लाली

होठों पे लाली
नैनों में डोरे
होठों पे लाली
नैनों में डोरे
छुप छुप के देखें गाँव के छोरे
छुप छुप के देखें गाँव के छोरे
हो गाँव के छोरे
आ आ आ आ
मुख पे हैं झलके
मोती से जल के
छलके गगरिया रे
रंग भरी हमरी नगरिया रे
सरके चुनरिया लचके कमरिया
आजा साँवरिया रे
रंग भरी हमरी नगरिया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए

ओ ओ ओ ओ॰॰ओ
गालों को चूमें

गालों को चूमें
चांदी के बाले
गालों को चूमें
चांदी के बाले
मारे शरम के घूँघट निकाले
मारे शरम के घूँघट निकाले
हो घूँघट निकाले
आ आ आ आ
चलती है छन छन
झनके है झाँझर
साजे डगरीया रे
रंग भरी हमरी नगरिया रे
सरके चुनरिया लचके कमरिया
आजा साँवरिया रे
रंग भरी हमरी नगरिया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए

ओ ओ ओ ओ॰॰ओ
झूल हैं सखियाँ

झूल हैं सखियाँ
चूड़ी है खनके
झूल हैं सखियाँ
चूड़ी है खनके
खुशबू से महके
झोंके पवन के
खुशबू से महके
झोंके पवन के
हो झोंके पवन के
आ आ आ आ
उड़ते हैं आँचल
झुकते हैं बादल
चमके बिजुरीया रे
रंग भरी हमरी नगरिया रे
सरके चुनरिया लचके कमरिया
आजा साँवरिया रे
रंग भरी हमरी नगरिया रे॰॰ए॰॰ए

 


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4935 Post No. : 16782

Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets – 07
———————————————
I started this series in December 2020 with great enthusiasm, just after Geeta Dutt’s 900th song post had appeared in the blog.  The following 6 posts appeared in the series up to June 2021.

Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets

1 Pandit Ho Ya Laala, Ya Gandhi Topiwala
2 Dil Ko Laga Ke Bhool Ki
3 Gaa Ae Dil Matwaale Jhoom Kar Saaz Utha Le
4 Hato Hato Jaao Ji Jaao, Jhoothi Baaten Na Banaao
5 Hamen Maar Gai Re Tirchhi Nazariya Tori
6 Dekho To Dil Hi Mein Jalte Hain Jalne Waale

There has been a long break in this series inadvertently. Meanwhile, I have compiled a list of group songs of Mohammed Rafi – Geeta Roy/Dutt with other singers.

Sl. No. Song Film Composer
Singers Year Lyricist
1 Hum Banjaare Sang Hamaare Saajan C Ramachandra
Mohd Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Geeta Dutt 1947 Moti
2 Sambhal Sambhal Ke Jaiyyo Saajan C Ramachandra
Mohd Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Geeta Dutt 1947 Ram Murti
3 Kyon Karta Maan Jawaani Ka Naach Husnlal Bhagatram
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mengeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1949 Mulkh Raj Bhakri
4 Lab Pe Fariyaad Hai Dil Barbaad Hai Naach Husnlal Bhagatram
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mengeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1949 Mulkh Raj Bhakri
5 Ban Ban Kar Mit Gayin Hai Taqdeer Ki Lakeeren Gauna Husnlal Bhagatram
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad 1950 Qamar Jalaalabaadi
6 Mere Jaisi Nahin Milegi Khamosh Sipahi Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Ram Kamlaani 1950 D N Madhok
7 Kabhi Ye Saath Na Choote Kisi Ki Yaad Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Paaro 1950 Moti
8 Hum Hain Kheton Ke Maharaj Hamen Darr Kaahe Ka Sheesh Mahal Vasant Desai
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Pushpa Hans 1950 Nazim Panipati
9 Humne Bhi Pyar Kiya Nakhre Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1951 Hasrat Lakhnavi
10 Ulfat Ki Zindagi Ke Jo Saal Hon Hazaar Hungama C Ramachandra
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1952 Rajinder Krishan
11 Kya Bataaun Mohabbat Hai Kya Parbat Shankar Jaikishan
Mohd Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt 1952 Shailendra
12 Nadiya Kinaare Mora Dera Mashaal Jale Saari Ratiyaan Tarang Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Shamshad, Geeta, Chitragupta 1952 Ram Murty
13 Mera Dulha Shehar Se Aaya Re Do Dulhe B S Kalla
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Sarla 1955 Pt Indra
14 Ek Taraf..Joru Ne Nikala Hai Deewala Madhur Milan Bulo C Rani
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, A R Ojha 1955 Raja Mehndi Ali Khan
15 Aaj Tera Gunehgaar Banda Khul Ja Sim Sim Hans Raj Bahal
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shashi Raj 1956 Asad Bhopali
16 Gunaahon Ka Chirag Kabhi Jal Na Sakega Agra Road Roshan
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Shamshad 1957 Bharat Vyas
17 Bhaiya Kaam Karo Mat Aaraam Karo Balyogi Upmanyu Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar 1958 Bharat Vyas
18 Hamen Maar Gayi Tirchhi Nazariya Tori Chaal Baaz Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar 1958 Anjum Jaipuri
19 Do Do Hain Deewaane Mere Parwaane Baazigar Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Balbeer, Geeta Dutt 1959 Prem Dhawan
20 Kaun Jaane Re Baba Jawani Ki Hawa Ravi
Mohd Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt 1959 Shailendra
21 Teri Taqdeer Ka Sitaara Kamaal Hai Zabak Chitragupta
Mohd Rafi, Balbeer, Geeta Dutt 1961 Prem Dhawan
22 Takht Na Hoga Taaj Na Hoga Aaj Aur Kal Ravi
Mohd Rafi, Manna Dey, Geeta Dutta 1963 Sahir Ludhianvi
23 Agar Hum Tumhen Dekh..Jinhen Rukh Se Parda Haqdaar Bulo C Rani
Mohd Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Nirmala, Manna Dey 1964 Prem Warbartani
24 Hum Khoob Jante Hain Kya Dil Mein Hai Tumhaare – Film Hi Film
– Saajan Ki Galiyaan (UR)
Shankar Jaikishan
Mohd Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Geeta Dutt 1983
(1960s)
Hasrat Jaipuri

Songs at Sl. No. 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 23 & 24 are not yet posted in the blog.  The song I am presenting today is at Sl. No. 17, i.e. from the film ‘Balyogi Upmanyu’ (1958).  Bharat Vyas is the lyricist of this mythological film’s songs composed by Chitragupt.  Here Mohammed Rafi and Usha Mangeshkar are accompanying Geeta Dutt for singing this song talking of hard work, fruits of hard work, farming, self-confidence, hope and a certain bragging attitude etc.  But the happy spirit of the song is infectious, and one can listen to it again and again.

The following 2 songs of this movie are posted in the blog, making this the 3rd song.

Baalyogi Upmanyu(1958)(2/8) MD-Chitragupta

Duniya Ke Anyaaiyon Anyaay Ki Hoti Khair Nahin

Mann Nirgun Ke Geet Ab Gaata Jaa

I found this song a few days ago, while looking for Chitragupt-Rafi songs, and I thought it is a very enjoyable and nice composition.  All three singers are in sync with the accompanying chorus.  I need to post some solos to even out the series.  There are too many songs by Geeta Dutt in obscure films.  I have not done bad so far, considering the songs were all new songs for me.   Hope to find some known, popular songs not yet posted to fit in the series.


Song – Kaam Karo. . . Mat Araam Karo (Balyogi Upmanyu) (1958) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Geeta Dutt, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Chitragupt
Male Chorus
Female Chorus
Male + Female Chorus

Lyrics

sukhi nahi woh
jo sone chaandi mein hain..ae madhosh
dhani bade nirdhan hain bhaiyaa..aa
sachcha dhan santosh

ho ho oooo
haay ea
aa haa haa
aa haa
haa haa haa
aaaa aaaa
aa haa haa
aa haa
haa haa haa
aaaa aaaa
aa haa haa
aa haa
haa haa haa
aaaa aaaa

neelam aur panne se (??) hamaare
sone si chamke ret ho ooo
neelam aur panne se (??) hamaare
sone si chamke ret ho ooo
chaandi se baadal
barse gagan se
jhoome hamaare khet ho
ho bhaiya
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo

raja hain hum
maharaaja hain hum
hamein duniya ne na pehchaana
ho ho  ho ho ho ho ho ho
ha ha ha aa aa haa aa aaa
rajaa hain hum
maharaajaa hain hum
hamein duniya ne na pehchaana aa
ambar hai pyaara
chhat par hamaara
dharti hamaara khazaana
ho bhaiya
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ha ha ha aa aaa aaa aa)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
(aa aaa aaaa aaaaa)

apne parishram ki na jo miley
wo khaane ki aadat hai khoti
apne parishram ki na jo miley
wo khaane ki aadat hai khoti
hum ko to laage meethhi badi
apne mehnat ki rookhi do roti
ho bhaiyaa
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo

o ho ho ooooo
jab girtaa hamaara paseena
to ye dharti ugalti nageena
ho ho  ho ho ho ho ho ho
ha ha ha aa aa haa aa aaa
jab girtaa hamaara paseena
to ye dharti ugalti nageena aa
ham maruthal ko madhuban banaate
rituon ka badal den maheena
ham maruthal ko madhuban banaate
rituon ka badalte maheenaa
ho bhaiyya
kaam karo
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
kaam karo
(ho ho  oo oooo)
mat aaraam karo
(ho ho ooooo)


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 :

4935 Post No. : 16780 Movie Count :

4568

Today’s song is from an obscure C grade action film Chini Jadugar-1959.

The film was made under the banner of Noshirwan Movietone, Bombay, – possibly owned by the director of this film – Noshir Engineer. He was also its Producer. He was a specialist director of action/stunt/costume films. He directed 7 films, starting with the film Inteqam-1947. The came Shamsheerbaz-53,Carnival Queen-55, Diler Daku-57, Circus Queen-59, Chini Jadugar-59 and lastly it was Noor Mahal-1965, In 5 of these films the MD was Shafi M Nagari.

The composer for the film Chini Jadugar-59 was ‘Shafi M. Nagri’. It was a riddle. Who was this Shafi Nagri ? In a few films, his name also appeared as Shafi Nagri. I was tired of searching for information in books and on the Internet, about this Shafi. Finally, the riddle was solved by Shri Girdharilal ji Vishwakarma, the famous Historian and Collector of songs. He explained that this person was none other than Shafi mohd. Nagri -popularly known as Mohd. Shafi !

Composer Mohd. Shafi ( 25-12-1925 to 30-4-1980 ) was one of those talented artistes of Hindi Film Music who was only used by others and never got enough credit for his work.He is honoured as “The original Arranger” in the industry.He was an excellent Sitar player. He started with the Imperial Film company-where he played Bulbul Tarang. In 1937 he went to Calcutta, joined New Theatres and played Sitar in films Kapal Kundala-39 and Aandhi-40, as an assistant to Pankaj Mullick and K.C.Dey. He played the sitar in the film “Ujala”-42. In this film, the Hero-Prithviraj kapoor was shown as a Sitar player,hence the expertise of Shafi was fully utilised in this film.

Starting with the film ‘Haqdaar’-46, he gave music to 19 Hindi films and 2 Marathi films. He worked with Naushad, as his assistant and Arranger, for 14 years.He was considered a ‘Dada’ in Background music.He gave Background music to about 70 films( for Naushad and others). For Mughal E Azam, K.Asif used to send his personal car to fetch him to studio. It was said that Shafi gave the first break to Suman Hemmadi(Kalyanpur) in Mangu-54 and Hemlata in the unreleased film Iraada.

Shafi had bought his first car when he was just 15 year old. He had a posh flat in Shivaji Park area of Dadar in Bombay. In the end , everything was gone.He had helped families of Shakeel Badayuni and Ghulam Mohammed after their deaths. However in his last difficult days , except Rafi, no one came for his help. In the final few months, his memory had gone. His Begum ruefully said,” Good that he does not remember anything. All took his advantage and gave him nothing. There were more things to forget than to remember ! ”

It is said that the entire music of Sohni Mahiwal-58 was done by him. Naushad was sick during this period and did not attend even one recording. “Do hanson ka joda” and “Dhoondo dhoondo re saajna” Gunga Jamuna-61 were his creations. He used to give tunes to many composers too-whoever asked for help.

It is believed that Shafi also acted in 2 films, namely Jungi Jawan-43 and Diler Detective-48. As a MD, he gave music to 19 films and composed 125 songs.

Film Chini jadugar-1959 had music by Shafi M Nagari. Now, who is this composer ? A search on HFGK gives names of films for him, namely Krishna Kanhaiya-52, Shamsheerbaz-53, Sher dil-54, Carnival Queen-55, Diler Daku-57, Circus Queen-59 and Chini Jadugar-59. Well known Music expert and collector Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji has confirmed that it is none other than composer Mohd. Shafi only. In this name he gave music to 7 films and composed 48 songs.

During the Studio system and later on, few known MDs too availed of this trick to find a way out of the rules. For example, Snehal Bhatkar used different names to give music as long as he worked in HMV. C.Ramchandra used the name Annasaheb or P Ramakant when giving music to action/stunt films, Lata Mangeshkar gave music in the name of Anandghan, Hafiz Khan Mastana used the alias Gunjan and S D Batish used Nirmal Kumar. So, it is no wonder that while assisting Naushad for so many years, Mohd. Shafi used an alias for giving music to outside films.

The cast of the film Chini Jadugar consisted of Kamran, Krishnakumari,Shaikh, Habeeb,Vasantrao pehelwan, Ismail,Rajni, Moti (Dog), Ustad (Horse) and many others. Kamran was the Hero. Kamran khan Rizvi was a regular Stunt Hero and I used to enjoy his films. He started his film career with Baghi Sipahi-36, a film made by East India Film Co, Calcutta. A.R.Kardar was its Director. Later on Kamran came to Bombay, along with kardar, who was his Patron for quite some time.

Hero Kamran and Heroine Nazi was a popular combination of 12 stunt films, those days. Kamran worked in 52 films. In 1963, film Bachpan was being directed by Nazar Ahmed. He had some disputes with the Producer and he left the film midway. The Debutant Hero Salim ( father of actor Salman Khan) and Debutant Heroine Menaka ( Eldest sister of Daisy and Honey Irani…all daughters of Mrs. P.N. Irani, a greedy mother, who spoiled the childhood of her children for money) were in trouble. Kamran stepped in and completed the film by directing the balance part, without taking any money. During this period, he fell in love with Menaka and they got married. Her film career ended there only. They had one son and one daughter ( Actor, compere, Director Sajid Khan and famous Choreographer and Director Farah khan).

Kamran stopped getting Hero’s roles, as stunt films were not being made to that extent in the 70s and later period. He decided to become producer and Director. This proved to be his nemesis. He failed miserably,lost everything and became an alcoholic. He divorced Menaka, who worked as a Housekeeper in a 5 star hotel (Hotel Sea Rock) and he lived in his big flat in Versova with 2 children but no money. He died in 1985.

Kamran directed 11 films from Panch Ratan-65 to Ban Manush-80. His last film as an actor was Nastik-83.

In the cast there is the name of an actor, Shaikh. Sheikh was a Comedy actor in the 40s,50s and the 60s. He has acted in 170 films,as per Muvyz stats. He sang 10 songs in 7 films as per HFGK (Daulat ki duniya-47, Fifty Fifty-UR, Nakli Baap-49, Jiya Raja-49, Dushman-50, Hatimtai-56 and Naagmani-57).

He was essentially a B and C grade film comedian, so his name is not known to most people. Sanjeev Narvekar’s book, “Eena meena deeka” gives very little information about him. In his hey-days, he was popular in a class of people who were regulars of stunt,fantasy and action films. He was a fixture in almost all Wadia films. He was the main singer in the iconic qawali, “Humen to loot liya milke husn walon ne ‘ from the film Al Hilal-58. (It was the 5000th song on this Blog)

He had directed 2 films, Shahnaaz-48 and Mr.Toofan-63. He started his career in Hindi films with Pakke badmash-39. Before that he had acted in a Marathi film “Netaji Palkar-39″by Bhalji Pendharkar (info from CITWF). His last film was Aadamkhor-85. No information is available on his life anywhere.

Today’s song is a duet, sung by S.Balbir and Suhasini Kolhapure. She sang only 6 songs in 5 films like Sabse bada Rupiah-55, Shahi bazar-57, Chini Jadugar-59, Laalach-60 and Saaya-61., before disappearing without a trace.

With this song, film Chini Jadugar-59 makes a Debut on the Blog.


Song- Ye rut haseen ye raahen (Cheeni Jaadoogar)(1959)Singers- S Balbir, Suhasini Kolhapure, Lyricist- Akhtar Romani, MD- Shafi M. Nagari aka Mohd. Shafi
Both

Lyrics

hurr
haha

Ye rut haseen ye raahen

Ye rut haseen ye raahen
ye jawaan jawaan nigaahen
mehki hawaayen
behki fizaayen
dil kyun machal na jaaye
Ye rut haseen ye raahen

aankhon mein hai rang suhaane
honthon pe naye afsaane
ae kaash yahin thham jaayen
yoon pyaar ki ye mastaani
chhoote na saath
chhoote na haath
aao sapan ??yen
Ye rut haseen ye raahen

main phool agar ban jaaun
main bhanwra ban ke gaaun
ban jaaun agar main titli
main ban ke hawa lahraaun
aayi bahaar laayi qaraar
??yen
Ye rut haseen ye raahen

udte huye kaale baadal
lehraata hua ye aanchal
nazron mein anokhi masti
dil mein hai niraali halchal
jaage umang naache pawan
do dil jo muskuraayen
Ye rut haseen ye raahen
ye jawaan jawaan nigaahen
mehki hawaayen
behki fizaayen
dil kyun machal na jaaye
Ye rut haseen ye raahen


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 :

4932 Post No. : 16774

———————————————–—————————————
Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 9
————————————————————————————–

Today (18 January 2022) is a foggy wintery shivery morning in North India. To add to this woe, the nation is also into the grips of the third wave of Covid-19 virus.

This day ten years ago, viz 18 january 2012 was almost world apart. Those days I was in a stage of transition, viz I had been transferred to Bilaspur, but my attachmnent from Nagpur was still there, where I still had my accomodation. Since I had not got my accomodation at Bilaspur where I had been transferred, I would go back to Nagpur during weekends and holidaysat the first available opportunity.

Even without any proper accomodation, I had settled down well into my blogging, even if the rate of daily posts had gone down a bit.

It is clear that 18 January 2012 was no where near as difficult a day as 18 january 2022. Unlike today, when I woke up late and that too reluctantly, I has woken up early ten years ago as was my wont. Six songs were covered on that day. All these songs got covered before noon.

Here are the details of the songs covered in the blog ten years ago:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5313 Bichhde huye pardesi Barsaat(1949) Movie YIPPEED by now
5314 Apni nazar se unki nazar tak Ham Log (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
5315 Muhabbat karne waale kis qadar majboor hote hain Shahnaaz (1948) 6 songs covered out of 12 by now
5316 Boley ye dil ka ishaara Santaan (1959) 3 songs covered in the blog out of 7
5317 Jaan chali jaaye jiyaa nahin jaaye Anjaana (1969) Movie YIPPEED by now
5318 Tere sang pyaar main nahin todna Naagin (1976) Movie YIPPEED by now

One can notice that “Santaan”(1959) is one of the movies that is not yet YIPPEED. So this movie is still eligible for Blog ten year challenge today.

So, as blog ten year challenge, here is a song from “Santaan”(1959). The song is sung by Lata. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Dattaram.

The song is picturised on Kamini Kadam as a “aaj main jawaan ho gayi hoon” genre of song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

video link:

Song-Chham chham main naachoon jhoomti bahaaron mein (Santaan)(1959) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Dattaram

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

ho o ho
ho ooo ooo
aa aaa
aaa aa aaa
aaa aa aaa aaa
aaa aa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa aaa
hmm mmm hmmm. mmm

chhamm chhamm main naachoon oon
jhoomti bahaaron mein
jaaney kis khayaal mein aen
baajey mann ke taar
ho o o ho o ho o o
aaj kiyaa hai maine pehlaa singaar
ho o o
aaj kiyaa hai maine pehlaa singaar
haayye aey ae ae ae
chhamm chhamm main naachoon oon
jhoomti bahaaron mein
jaaney kis khayaal mein aen aen
baajey mann ke taa..aa…aaa..aar

lalalaalaalaa laaa laaa laaa laaalaalala
haa aa aahaaa aa haaa aa haaa aaa
ho o ho o o o o

jaaney kyun jiyaa lehraaye ae ae
raaz ye samajh na aaye ae ae
raaz ye samajh na aaye
chhaayee rey sharam ki laalee
haaye rey na bolaa jaaye aey ae
haaye rey na bolaa jaaye
chhalkey hai pyaar haayye aey ae
chhamm chhamm main naachoon oon
jhoomti bahaaron mein
jaaney kis khayaal mein aen aen
baajey mann ke taa..aa…aaa..aar
ho o o ho o
aaj kiyaa hai maine pehlaa singaar
ho o ho o
aaj kiyaa hai maine pehlaa singaar
haayye aey ae ae ae
chhamm chhamm main naachoon oon
jhoomti bahaaron mein
jaaney kis khayaal mein aen
baajey mann ke taa..aa…aaa..aar

lalalaalaalaa laaa laaa
haa aa aahaaa aa haaa aa haaa aaa
ho o ho o o o

dekhoon jee main din mein sapnaa aa aan aa
koyee to banega apnaa..aaa
koyee to banega apnaa
khoyee rey main jinn`ke dhun mein
aayenge woh ek din angnaa
aayenge woh ek din angnaa
karoon intezaar haayye aey ae
chhamm chhamm main naachoon oon
jhoomti bahaaron mein
jaaney kis khayaal mein aen aen
baajey mann ke taar
ho o o
aaj kiyaa hai maine pehlaa singhaar
ho o o
aaj kiyaa hai mainey pehlaa singaar
haayye aey ae ae
chhamm chhamm main naachoon oon
jhoomti bahaaron mein
jaaney kis khayaal mein aen
baajey mann ke taa..aa…aaa..aar


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4930 Post No. : 16772

Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 09
———————————————————

96th birth anniversary of O. P. Nayyar

Today, finally we arrive at a Rafi-Asha duet on the occasion of 96th birth anniversary of legendary composer of beautiful songs, OP Nayyar. I am sure, I have long back looked at this duet and saved the link multiple times in different laptops/folders.

I, for one, am most happy that this was somehow missed by all regular contributors to the blog, and not yet posted.  So that I am having a quintessential Rafi-Asha duet by OPN, which is written by Qamar Jalaalabadi.

Qamar Jalaalabadi has already featured in this series.  So, this post in about Rafi Sahab’s association with Asha Bhonsle and OP Nayyar. Film is ‘Basant’ from 1960. The following 10 songs of this film are already posted on the blog:

Baaje Waala Patiyaale Waala
Chori Chori Ik Ishaara Ho Gaya Hai
Duniya Pakki Four Twenty
Hamne Unke Saamne Pehle To Khanjar Rakh Diya
Mere Dil Pe Lagaa De Darling Apne Naam Ki Chit
Mere Lahange Mein Ghunghroo Lagaa De
Nainon Mein Sooraj Ki Kirnen
Peechhe Hat Hat Hat Babu Chhed Naa
Raaste Mein Ik Haseen
Ukkad Dukkad Bamba

To find an OPN-Rafi song, I was just going through the list of songs Music Director-wise page in the blog and I found that right from ‘Baaz’ (1953) which is the third film score for OPN after ‘Aasmaan’ and ‘Chham Chhama Chham’ in 1952, Rafi Sahab is a regular in all his films.  Rafi Sahab has no songs under OPN in the film film ‘Mangu’ (1954).

Significant, popular and hit music scores of OPN-Rafi combination:

 

Year Name of Films
1955 Mr. & Mrs. 55
Musafirkhaana
1956 Bhaagam Bhaag
CID
Choomantar
Hum Sab Chor Hain
Naya Andaaz
Shrimati 420
1957 Johny Walker
Mai Baap
Naya Daur
Qaidi
Tum Sa Nahin Dekha
Ustaad
1958 12 O’clock
Howrah Bridge
Mr. Cartoon MA
Mujrim
Phagun
Sone Ki Chidiya
1959 Do Ustaad
1960 Basant
Jaali Note
Kaplana
Mitti Mein Sona
1962 Ek Musafir Ek Haseena
Hongkong
1963 Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon
1964 Kashmir Ki Kali
1965 Mere Sanam
1966 Aqalmand
Do Dilon Ki Dastaan
Saawan Ki Ghata
Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi
1968 Hamsaaya

This combination gives us a real treat of great songs from mid 50’s to late 60’s. I am getting the feeling that I have missed something in the above list, so it may be worth visiting again.  I have counted 200 plus songs in the excel sheet, so that makes a good sizable portion of all songs composed by OPN in his career.

Total tally of these OPN and Asha Bhonsle songs is as below:

OP Nayyar (1952-1994)

487

71 movies (562)
Asha Bhonsle

2887

7874

As for Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duets, 547 of these are posted on the blog.  Compare this with 348 Rafi-Lata duets in the blog. At a guess there are around 450 Rafi-Lata duets, as compared to anything between 650-700 Rafi-Asha duet songs. Rafi-Asha duets are too many to go through at short notice.  So I will surmise to say that these two have sung many iconic and classic songs under numerous music directors, like OPN, SDB, RDB, Ravi, Chitragupt, Kalyanji Anandji etc.

So here’s is song, a duet by OPN in the film ‘Basant’ (1960).  The year 1960 is the peak of OPN, but he was to go on to give greater musical treat to Hindi film music in the 60’s, with Rafi and without Rafi in a rare instance.  His association with Asha Bhonsle is a long one, which eliminated the need for more than one female playback singer in a film’s score.  Asha Bhonsle is the most versatile singer to have graced the Hindi film playback field.  No doubt, OPN has a big role to play in shaping Asha’s career, in the face of stiff competition from her sister Lata Mangeshkar, who ruled the field for more than 30 years.

OP Nayyar has the distinction of having succeeded in the film industry music scene, without having Lata Mangeshkar sing a single song for him.  It makes a big statement about OP Nayyar, to have withstood this sort of situation and survived spectacularly, swimming against the tide.

The song must have been filmed on Shammi Kapoor and Nutan, seeing they are the lead pair of the film.  Johnny Walker and Kammo are another pair in the film, but the song is sounding like a Shammi Kapoor song. So this one is also among the last few Rafi songs on Shammi Kapoor, to be posted here on this blog. Rafi-Shammi Association details have to wait for another day.


Song – O Madam Nancy You Are My Fancy (Basant) (1960) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – OP Nayyar

Lyrics

oooooo
o madam nancy ee eee
you are my fancy ee eee
hmmm hmmm mmm
jis ladki se pyar karoon
woh bole no vancancy ee eeea
o madam nancy ee eee
you are my fancy ee eee
ha haa aaaaa
jis ladki se pyar karoon
wo bole no vancancy ee eeea
o madam nancy ee eee
you are my fancy ee eee

machli hui yeh jawaaniyan
main kya karun
chaaron taraf mastaaniyan
main kya karun oonoon
aaa aaaaaa
machli hui yeh jawaaniyan
aaa aaaaaa
main kya karun
ghoom ghoom ke
jhoom jhoom ke
dil se dil milaa le
o madam nancy ee eee
ah ha ha haa aa
you are my fancy ee eee
ha haa aaaaa
jis ladki se pyar karoon
wo bole no vancancy ee eeea
o madam nancy ee eee
ah ha ha haa aa
you are my fancy ee eee

kar na ishaare saajna
mera dil gayaa aa aa aaaaa
kar na ishaare saajna
mera dil gayaa aa
narm kalejaa zaalima
mera hil gayaa aa aaaa
kar na ishaare saajna
aaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaaa
mera dil gayaa aa
aaaa aaaaaa aaaaaaaa
dil to ek hai
ishq lakh hain
jaa re zaalima jaa
o madam nancy ee eee
ah ha ha haa aa
you are my fancy ee eee
hey ea ea ea
jis ladki se pyar karoon
woh bole no vancancy ee eeea
o madam nancy ee eee
ah ha ha haa aa
you are my fancy ee eee

yoon itraa ke na chalo
dar jaaungaa
yun itthlaa ke na chalo
mar jaaungaa aaa
yoon itraa ke na chalo
ha haa aaaaa
dar jaaungaa
ha haa aaaaa
gol gol hai
kitna bol hai
phool se mukhde kaa
o madam nancy ee eee
ah ha ha haa aa
you are my fancy ee eee
hmmm hmmm mmm
jis ladki se pyar karoon
woh bole no vancancy ee eeea
o madam nancy ee eee
ah ha ha haa aa
you are my fancy ee eee

 


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 :

4929 Post No. : 16769

Today’s song is from a C grade film called Baghi Sardar (1956).

I remember once Atul ji had expressed his opinion that ‘many times the B and C grade films provide A grade music’. I tend to agree with his opinion on this issue. There are many examples of songs from costume, stunt, action and religious films which became very popular. Off hand I remember at least two songs. The first was “Zara Saamne To Aa O Chhaliye” from a religious film ‘Janam Janam Ke Phere’ (1957). It was sung by Lata and Rafi, written by Bharat Vyas and music was by SN Tripathi. This song not only became very popular, but it became the No. 1 song on Binaca Geet Mala for 4 weeks. The second was a Rafi song “Parwardigar e Aalam, Tera Hi Hai Sahara” from the film ‘Hatimtai’ (1956). There was another song also from this film”Jhoomti Hai Nazar Jhoomta Hai Pyaar” which too became very popular. This was a costume film.

Another example comes to my mind. A qawwaali from the film ‘Al Hilal’ (1958), a costume film. This qawwaali “Hamen To Loot Liya Mil Ke Husn Waalon Ne” became very famous. This song also had the prestigious honor of being the 5000th song for this Blog on 13-11-2011. Further, it had an unique honor of having write ups from 3 stalwarts, namely Atul ji, Sudhir ji and Raja ji. Incidentally, earlier in 1935 also there was a film Al Hilal, first directorial venture of the great Mehboob Khan. This was a film made by Sagar Movietone. The songs of this film also became very popular. However, since the playback had not yet started then, no records were issued for these songs.

I used to like watching religious films because of the trick scenes of the films. I liked stunt and action films for their death defying stunts by the actors and I saw costume films because of their King, Queen and evil Vazir stories. Children liking such films, for the reasons given here, is understandable, but I wondered how adults and grown up people came to see such films. Later I learnt that there is a child hidden in every adult.

This child in some adults gets excited with magic, supernatural strength and fighting. Such people constituted the audience of B and C grade films. The audience for religious films constituted old adults, and ladies, who believed in God’s power. Film makers all over the world have always taken such people as their targets and films were made to attract them and satisfy their emotions.

Right from the First Silent film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ (1913), films have been made on religious stories. A vast nation like India provides plenty of folk tales and all these have been used to make films. In addition, Arabian Night stories of 1001 was yet another bumper source of masala for making interesting films. The 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and to some extent the 60’s had been making stunt / action / costume / religious films. In early films, till film ‘Aan’ (1952), the actors working in the films used to do all the stunts themselves. From this film, use of doubles and fight masters/composers started being used. In film ‘Aan’, the fights and the horses were managed by Azim Bhai and Douglas took care of fight scenes involving fencing. Same year, in films like ‘Sinbad Jahaazi’ (1952) and ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo) (1952), the south developed hero Ranjan (real name Ramnarayan Venkatraman Sarma) appeared on Hindi scene in Bombay and entertained us with his Olympic level fencing fights. Earlier he was seen in ‘Chandralekha’ (1948), ‘Nishan’ (1949) and ‘Mangala’ (1949) – remakes of their Tamil films. In the subsequent years these Fight Masters became ‘Action Directors’.

In the films from 1935 to the 1950s, Nadia and others used to perform the stunts themselves. In the 60’s – a decade dominated by romantic films, for heroes, the action was mostly relegated to the climax scenes to rescue the ‘Damsels in Distress’ ! The 60’s also saw the emergence of ‘The Action Hero’. The first film, where a hero dared to bare his chest for the first time, was in film ‘Phool Aur Patthar” (1966) and the action hero was born with Dharmendra !

The set of actors, directors, producers, banners and even the audience was fixed for such films. Certain theaters were earmarked to exhibit such films in every city and small town. Some heroes of these action films, later on, became directors for such movies e.g. Majnu, Kamran, Daljit, John Cavas etc. ‘Baghi Sardar’ (1956) was also directed by Majnu, who started his talkie film career with a parody film ‘Majnu’ (1935). Though his original name was Harold Lewis, he was branded as Majnu and he too continued with this name.

MAJNU – Harold Lewis was a Punjabi Christian. He was born on 2-11-1913. It is said that before joining films, Harold had worked in circus as a joker. He acted in 3 Silent films, including ‘Flames Of Flesh’ (1930).

He was the childhood friend of Roop K Shorey. When Shorey wanted to make his second film, he chose Harold as the hero. Majnu was introduced as a leading man opposite Shyama Zutshi by producer/director Roop K Shorey in film ‘Majnu’ (1935) — a musical comedy satirizing the old story of Laila Majnu, produced, directed and shot in Lahore with Ghulam Haider as music director. With daring motorbike stunts and special effects, audiences were thrilled at the sight of Majnu strapped on the railway tracks by the villain.

The film was a success and RK Shorey repeated Majnu as the leading man in his next film, ‘Tarzan Ki Beti’ (1938). ‘Tarzan Ki Beti’ was hailed as the best jungle picture ever produced in India at the time. Filmed in the snowy Himalayas, the film topped its predecessor in its action sequences and placed Punjab on the entertainment map of India and the world.

Majnu appeared in almost all of Shorey’s films. He was also doing films with other producers. In 1942 he did a double role in ‘Nishani’ and in 1943 he directed his first film ‘Paapi’. Shorey also gave him a film ‘Badnami’ (1946) for direction and it was here that Majnu met IS Johar who wrote the story and dialogues of ‘Badnami’.

Majnu paired with IS Johar in ‘Ek Thi Ladki’ (1949), the debut film of Johar. Later they made a comedy pair in 10 films, including the hit ‘Hum Sab Chor Hain’ (1956). His last film with Johar was ‘Akalmand’ (1966).

Majnu acted in 77 films. His first film was ‘Majnu’ (1935) and his much delayed and released last film was ‘Shri Krishna Bhakti’ (1973). He acted in many Punjabi films also. He directed 8 films including ‘Paapi’ (1943), ‘Badnami’ (1946), ‘Son Of Alibaba’ (1955), ‘Tatar Ka Chor’ (1955), ‘Malika’ (1956), ‘Basre Ki Hoor’ (1956), ‘Baghi Sardar’ (1956), and his last film – ‘Chandu’ (1958).

Harold Lewis aka Majnu died on 26-3-1974.

The cast of this film consisted of Daljit, Chitra, Majnu, Ameeta, Amarnath, Prithvipal, Shaikh, Helen, Kammo, Satish Batra, Ramesh Thakkar, Shakuntala, Kanchanmala, Jugal Kishore etc. The music for this film was given by composer BN Bali. He was one of those small time composers, who got only the B and C grade films. First of all, let us know who this BN Bali is. There was yet another composer Bali, in the early era of Hindi films – HCBali or Harishchandra Bali (20-3-1906 to 24-6-1976), the expert classical singer who changed into a successful composer is credited with discovering KL Saigal in the early 30s.

BN Bali or Baldev Nath Bali too was a good singer and was a composer restricted to mostly religious or low budget films. He gave music from ‘Bedard’ (1949) up to ‘Do Dilwaale’ (1973), a total of 24 films, including one unreleased film ‘Bahut Door’ (1940s). He also gave music to a Haryanvi film in 1973. Though he composed music with a variety, somehow he lacked what it takes to make it to the Big league. On the contrary, BN Bali is known for copying the popular tunes of other composers blatantly.

“Jab Un Ka Khayal Aata Hai”, sung by Rafi in ‘Pehla Pehla Pyar’ was a copy of Rafi’s “Jin Raaton Mein Neend Ud Jaati Hai” by Hansraj behl. “Sapne Meine Saiyan Tum Aaya Na Karo” – Asha / Manna Dey song was a true copy of OP Nayyar’s “Ek Pardesi Mera Dil Le Gaya”, and “Tu Us Ka Kar Bhala” – Rafi in ‘Raja Vikram’ sang the same “Bhagwaan” tune as in “O Duniya Ke Rakhwaale” etc.

Today’s song also resembles some song, but I am unable to recollect exactly. If some reader recognizes the original song, please mention as your comment here.


Song – Lagi re lagi re lagi lagi re (Baaghi Sardaar)(1956) Singers- Geeta Dutt, Satish Batra, Lyricist- Bharat Vyas MD- BN Bali
Unidentified Male Voice

Lyrics

hey ae
lagi re lagi re lagi lagi re

lagi re lagi re lagi lagi re
lagi re lagi re lagi lagi re
meri mehfil mein hai bheed lagi
main kis’se kis’se pyaar karoon
hai dekh rahi aankhen kitni
main kis’se aankhen chaar karoon
haay kis’se aankhen chaar karoon
lagi re lagi re lagi lagi re

ye kehte mere ghar aao
wo kehte dil mein bas jaao
in mein kisko ghayal kisko zakhmi kisko beemar karoon
haay kis’se aankhen
haaye kis’se aankhen chaar karoon
lagi re lagi re lagi lagi re

lafde mein pado na jaane jigar
jhagde na karo yoon shaam pahar
paam papa pam paam papa pam
haahi hi hahai hi
are hum bhi hain tere deewaane
zara dekh lo humko ek nazar
bakta hai
tu bakta hai

ho o o o o
sab yoon hi bakne wala hai
mai kis kis ko aetbaar karu
haay kis’se aankhen
haay kis’se aankhen chaar karoon
haay kis’se aankhen chaar karoon
he lagi re lagi re lagi lagi lagi re

farhad ki kasmein khaayi hain
majnu ki mujhe duhaayi hai
teri mehfil mein maine dilbar
dil ki kaaleen bichhaayi hai
ae husn ki mallika haan kar do
apna dil bhi gulzaar karo

haay kis’se aankhen chaar karoon
lagi re lagi re lagi lagi re

ooh haaye
samjho to ishaare akl ke hain
budhhu
abey chup be
ulfat ki hain ye lalkaaren
kya samjhe
aap ik saath nahi tik sakti hain
ek myaan mein do do talwaaren
hat be
abe ja bey

o o
main jaan tumhaari hoon pyaare
lo tum se main ikraar karoon
haay kis’se aankhen
haaye kis’se aankhen chaar karoon
haaye kis’se aankhen chaar karoon
lagi re lagi re lagi lagi re
lagi re lagi re lagi lagi re
meri mehfil mein hai bheed lagi
main kis’se kis’se pyaar karoon
hai dekh rahi aakhen kitni
main kis’se aankhen chaar karoon
haay kis’se aankhen chaar karoon
lagi re lagi re lagi lagi re


This article is written by nahm, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4928 Post No. : 16767

Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 08
———————————————–

14 Jan – Remembrance Day of Chitragupta

Chitragupta has recorded 260 plus songs with Rafi Sahab for Hindi and Bhojpuri films during the period 1950 to 1980.  Having gone through the whole list of these songs, I have come to the conclusion that I am a creature of radio.  The songs heard on radio long back ring a bell and I am drawn to them.  There are other well-known songs, which I had not heard on the radio as a child, they don’t make this short list of my personal favorites.

Chal Ud Ja Re Panchhi Ke Ab Ye Des Hua Begaana

Chali Chali Re Patang Meri Chali Re

Laagi Chhoote Na Ab To Sanam

Deewaana Aadmi Ko Banaati Hain Rotiyaan

Teri Duniya Se Door Chale Ho Ke Majboor

Koi Bata De Dil Hai Jahaan

Mujhe Dard e Dil Ka Pata Na Tha

Jaag Dil e Deewaana Rut Jaagi Vasl e Yaar Ki

Ye Parbaton Ke Daayera Ye Shaam Ka Dhuaan

There are some songs, which I have discovered in recent years and written posts for them too.  But since I can’t recall the tune and the lyrics and the feel of the song, by just looking at the mukhda, is not the songs fault.  So, if some people find their personal favorites missing from the above list of Rafi Sahab’s solos and duets under Chitragupta, they can blame me.

 Today is the 31st death anniversary of veteran music director Chitagupta, who has composed 1000 plus song in his long career from 1940’s to 80’s. In commemoration, I am discussing a Rafi solo, composed by Chitragupta and written by Manohar Khanna for the film ‘Zindagi ke Mele’(1956). Only two songs from this film are posted in the blog.

Kar Le Ri Solah Singaar
Tu Meri Heroine Main Tera Hero

It is said that Chitragupta never reached the status of A grade music directors.  But from where I can see, it doesn’t make any difference in the long run.  Because his compositions have survived the test of time, just like most of the melodious and memorable work done by all the music directors of the golden era of Hindi film music.  The field was crowded in the 50’s with talented and established MD’s and also with new aspirants.  The songs of all the composers are equally appreciated and loved.  I have always found the unheard (by me) songs of Chitragupt, very melodious and likable, with a spirit of their own.  They make their mark and leave an impression, with their rustic flavor.  I always make it a point to listen to his songs whenever they appear in the blog, especially solo songs of Lata Mangeshkar.  500 of these songs are already posted in the blog, as can be seen in the table.

Chitragupta 500 139 movies (1057)
Manohar Lal Khanna 46

The song is lamenting the society and its remorseless, paralyzed state in the face of injustice.  ‘Duniya Waalon’ are the mute spectators of an unjust practice, which those suffering it do not deserve.  And those who standby and do nothing to stop the injustice, cruelty and ugliness in the society are to be equally held responsible, because they had the means to oppose the practice and should have raised their voices.  But they chose to do nothing, and there have been very few social reformers in India who have actively worked to stop this practice of ‘dahej’.  The experience of civilizational development has shown that making criminal laws, has not worked in reducing the crimes.  Crimes continue to increase, despite stringent laws.  The reforms have to stem from the value system in the society.   Like many other social evils, the ‘dahej’ and dowry system has become a part of the landscape in our enlightened society.  Here we think that we are the culture and we have learnt to turn the other way, in the name of civilized and appropriate behavior.

The truth camouflaged into lies and lies camouflaged as truth.

The movie title ‘Zindagi Ke Mele’ reminds me of the iconic song, this unforgettable Rafi solo :

ye zindagi ke mele
ye zindagi ke mele
duniyaa mein kam na honge
afsos ham na honge


Song – Saji Sajaai Dulhan Reh Gayi Baabul Neer Bahaaye (Zindagi Ke Mele) (1956) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Manohar Khanna, MD – Chitragupt

Lyrics

dhan se baandhe..ea
preet ka bandhan..nn
yeh kaahe ki preet
roop na dekhe..ea
daulat dekhe..ea..ea
ye iss jag ki..ee reet

saji sajaayi
dulhan reh gayi
baabul neer bahaaye
o duniyaa waalo
kaisa tumhaara nyaaye
saji sajaayi
dulhan reh gayi
baabul neer bahaaye
o duniyaa waalo
kaisa tumhaara nyaaye

beh gaye armaan
aansoo ban ke
ho ooo ooo
phool bane angaaray
baap chhupaaye
munh beti se
aaj sharam ke maare
maiyya roye
sau sau aansoo
dwaar se doli
lauti jaaye
o duniyaa waalo
kaisa tumhaara nyaaye
saji sajaayi
dulhan reh gayi
baabul neer bahaaye
o duniyaa waalo
kaisa tumhaara nyaaye

dhan ke liye
nirdhan ki beti
ho oo oooo
bin byaahi reh jaaye
duniyaa ki in rasmon ko
bhagwaan aag lag jaaye..ea..ea
bhagwaan aag lag jaaye
maathhe lagaa hai daag jo kaala
iss ko kaun mitaaye
o duniyaa waalo
kaisa tumhaara nyaaye
saji sajaayi
dulhan reh gayi
baabul neer bahaaye
o duniyaa waalo
kaisa tumhaara nyaaye

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Nahm)
———————————————————

धन से बान्धे॰॰ए
प्रीत क बन्धन॰॰न्न
येह काहे कि प्रीत
रूप न देखे॰॰ए
दौलत देखे॰॰ए॰॰ए
ये इस जग कि रीत

सजी सजाई
दुल्हन रह गयी
बाबुल नीर बहाये
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा न्याय
सजी सजाई
दुल्हन रह गयी
बाबुल नीर बहाये
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा न्याय

बेह गये अरमां
आन्सू बन के
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
फूल बने अन्गारे
बाप छुपाये
मुँह बेटी से
आज शरम के मारे
मैय्या रोये
सौ सौ आन्सू
द्वार से डोली
लौटी जाये
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा न्याय
सजी सजाई
दुल्हन रह गयी
बाबुल नीर बहाये
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा न्याय

धन के लिये
निर्धन कि बेटी
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
बिन ब्याही रह जाए
दुनिया की इन रस्मों को
भग्वान आग लग जाये॰॰ए॰॰ए
भग्वान आग लग जाये
माथे लगा है दाग जो काला
इस को कौन मिटाये
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा न्याय
सजी सजाई
दुल्हन रह गयी
बाबुल नीर बहाये
ओ दुनिया वालो
कैसा तुम्हारा न्याय


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 :

4925 Post No. : 16762

Today’s song is from the film with a funny name- Pilpili Saheb-1954.

When I saw this film’s posters in Hyderabad in 1954 , I laughed at the title of the film. I thought that the film had to do something with the yellow colour ! None of my friends knew the meaning of this word. After intense discussion, we decided to go to our Hindi teacher-Mathur sir. He was from Allahabad and was a very jovial person. He treated the students with a lot of humour and gentle talk. So we did not feel any fear or awkwardness to ask him this question. Otherwise, in those days asking such questions to any teacher was a certain invitation to caning !

Mathur Sir explained that Pilpili Saheb means a villager who dons modern western clothes, like Pant, Shirt, Coat, Hat etc. Listening to this reply, I felt an urge to see the film. As such the film had few comedians like Agha, Sunder and Mehmood.

Out of the 9 songs of the film, 4 songs are already on the blog. The first song appeared here on 4-3-2011. It was a duet of Meena Mangeshkar and Mohd. Rafi. That time Atul ji had called the song a very rare song and rightly so. That was because Meena Mangeshkar had sung very few songs in Hindi films. (She had already become Meena Khadikar after her recent marriage then, in 1953). She sang only 13 songs in 11 films, during a period of 38 years ( 1952 ton 1990). Earlier it was felt that her songs are only 12 in 10 films, but Mahesh Mamdapur has found out one more song of Meena from film Pehli Shadi-1953, with Asha Bhosle and Mohantara Ajinkya (nee Talpade). Thank you, Mahesh ji. Today’s song is a triad with Usha Mangeshkar and a newcomer Shaminder Singh Pal.

Here is a short Bio of singer Shaminder Singh, for the benefit of those who are not aware of this less known singer, who sang in Hindi films between 1954 to 1973.This was written by our Sadanand Kamath ji on 18-9-2012 in one of his posts. Thanks for this.

Shaminder( also known as Bhai Shaminder Singh) born in 1930/31, belonged to a wealthy landlord sikh family in Muktsar Sahib district of Punjab. It is said that the family owned almost half of the village where they stayed. Since his childhood, he was fond of music. He was a fan of Mohammed Rafi and Talat Mehmood whose songs he would listen to on the radio for hours and sing in sync with their songs. He adored Lata Mangeshkar as a Goddess. As he grew up, singing became his hobby and he could sing songs in the style of Rafi and Talat at ease.

As I said earlier, singing a duet song with Lata Mangeshkar was his obsession and to achieve his goal, he left his village for Bombay (Mumbai) some time in 1953 and met Sardul Kwatra, who was an upcoming music director. Sardul found that Shaminder had the quality of a professional playback singer. He felt that there was a man who could sing in a voice which had a blend of Rafi and Talat. So he decided to use him as a playback singer for songs in his Punjabi film ‘Vanjara’ (1954) which was being produced by Sardul’s family. In this film, there was a duet song which he was planning to get Shamshad Begum to sing with Shaminder. However, Shaminder was bent upon singing this song with Lata Mangeshkar. To fulfill his obsession, he offered a carrot to Sardul by way of financing his Punjabi film. This trick worked with Sardul. I had read elsewhere that Sardul Kwatra was a charming person especially among women folks. Probably with his charm, he must have persuaded Lata Mangeshkar to sing a Punjabi song with a newcomer Shaminder. Fortunately for Shaminder, not only this duet song but all songs sungs by him in this film became hits with the masses of Punjab.

Having tasted success, Shaminder was now interested in singing in Hindi films and again his obsession was singing a duet with Lata Mangeshkar. He got the chance to sing with her in the film ‘Pilpili Saheb’ (1954). It is said that he also got a chance to sing with Asha Bhonsle in some other films but I could not locate any such song in YT. In any case, he did get the chance to sing a song with Geeta Dutt in the film ‘Son of Alibaba’ (1954). I find that he sang almost all of his Hindi film songs under the baton of Sardul Kwatra. Later, Mohinder also took him as a playback singer for Punjabi films.

Having fulfilled his obsession to sing with Lata Mangeshkar, he was no longer very much interested in playback singing. In all, he sang only 15 Hindi songs in 8 films, namely Pilpili Saheb-54, Pensioner-54, Tees Maar Khan-55, Son of Alibaba-55, Jalwa-55, Ghar ghar mein diwali-55, Kala Chashma-62 and finally Mera Desh mera Dharam-73. By late 50s/early 60s, he turned to acting in Punjabi and Hindi films. In Punjabi films he mostly acted in lead roles while in Hindi films, he got side roles in a few films like ‘Aas Ka Panchhi’-1961, ‘Anpadh’ -1962, Bank Robbery-1969 and Sultana Daku-1972. He acted mainly in Punjabi films.
He passed away some time in the early 90s.( The article is a little adapted to include his film and song details.)

I had given the storyline of the film Pilpili Saheb-1954, some 11 years ago, as a comment on the film’s second song presented on 3-11-2011. For the benefit of our new readers, here it is…

PILPILI SAHEB(1954) was a Kwatra film production,produced by Malika and N.S.Kwatra,Directed by H.S.Kwatra and Music by Sardul Kwatra. Thus it was an all family affair.
The film cast was full of funsters like Agha,Sunder,Mehmood and a couple of beauties like Shyama,Kuldip kaur,Lalita kumari,Helen,Mumtaz(old),but still it failed at the Box office.

The story and Dialogues were by S.P.Bakshi and S.K.Prabhakar and s/play by Ravi Kapoor.

Pilpili Saheb is an Emotional-Romantic Musical-Comedy-Thriller Family Drama Film crafted with excellence by H.S. Kwatra. The Story revolves around the life of Pilpili Saheb (played by Agha)- A Kind-Hearted man living alone in this world and loves to live by his means and falls in love with Rani (played by Shyama)- A Sweet girl and wants to marry her. He crossed every obstacle and hurdles in front of him and wanted her to love him- without knowing she is married to another man (played by Pran), leading to consequences.

In this film Agha is PILPILI SAHEB.In his villege,he loves Rani(Shyama) for whom he wants to build a Taj Mahal,but first he must win her love to marry her and she should die before him !

To get her he tries everything,leaves the village,rides a Donkey,cleans utensils,becomes a photographer,acts on stage-a clown,a villain,a Hero etc etc.
There is a twist in the tale.Thru a stage artist,it is revealed that Rani is already a married woman and her husband is Pran.
Even his friend Sunder who loves Kuldip Kaur,marries and lives happily.

Indian cine goers have fixed ideas about the end results of a film-like Good wins over Bad,Lovers either unite or die,The Poor wins in the end etc.The end either has to be a Tragedy or a happy ending.

Pilpili Saheb had an utterly strange ending which was seen as cheating by the viewers,instead of getting amused. Therefore,although the film had good music,comedy scenes etc,still it failed miserably at the Box office.

Let us now listen to this rare song of Meena Mangeshkar, with sister Usha Mangeshkar and Shaminder Singh.


Song-Sapnon ki duniya mein naye rang laaya (Pilpili Sahab)(1954) Singers- Shaminder Singh, Usha Mangeshkar, Meena Mangeshkar, Lyricist- Shailendra, MD- Sardul Kwatra

Lyrics

dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana

sapnon ki duniya mein naye rang laaya
o man bhaaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
sapnon ki duniya mein naye rang laaya
o man bhaaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana

galiyon mein nikli hain gokul ki goriyaan
gokul ki goriyaan
gokul ki goriyaan
o o o o o o
haathon mein
haan haan haathon mein pichkaari
nainon mein doriyaan
nainon mein doriyaan
nainon mein doriyaan
o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa
aankhon mein aao tumhen dil ne bulaaya
jiya lahraaya
phaagun aaya jee
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana

ankhiyaan churaa ke yoon bachke na jaao ji
bachke na jaao ji
bachke na jaao ji
o o o o o
rang daalo
haan haan rang daalo hamko
ya aap rang jaao ji
aap rang jaao ji
aap rang jaao ji
o o o o o o
aa aa aa aa aa
aise mein jisne bhi daaman bachaaya
wo pachhtaaya
phaagun aaya jee
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
sapnon ki duniya mein naye rang laaya
o man bhaaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
phaagun aaya
dhintanana dhite dhite dhintanana
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4920 Post No. : 16748

Today’s song is a rare song by Meena Mangeshkar from the film Aabroo-1956.

Meena Mangeshkar is the number two of the 4 Mangeshkar sisters – Lata, Meena, Asha and Usha, with the youngest sibling being their brother Hridaynath. Meena was born on 8-9-1931 to Master Deenanath Mangeshkar and wife Shevanti. Like other sisters, Meena too got education in Music from her father and other experts, but she never entered the film line for singing, because she got married to Vasant Khadikar, a businessman, quite early as per prevailing norms those days. By the way, Meena is the only one among the 4 sisters to have been married to a single person throughout her life. Lata and Usha never got married while Asha was the most experienced. She had 3 Life partners. Meena lost her husband in 2011. She has a son-Yogesh and a daughter-Rachana.

Although, Meena sang very well and she had a good singing voice, she did not do much work in Hindi films. In all, she sang only 12 songs in 10 Hindi films, namely Annadata-52, Farmaish-53, Pilpili Saheb-54, Chandni Chowk-54, Patrani-56, Aabroo-56, Mother India-57, Gateway of India-57, Arpan aka Anjali-57 and Iss paar ya uss paar-1990. She gave music to 1 Hindi film-Kanoon ka shikar-1978. Her assistant was Anil Mohile.

Out of her 12 songs, the Blog Statistics show 7 songs covered, but on the Home page column only 6 songs are credited to her name. When I checked all her covered songs, I found that a song from the film Mother India-57 (Duniya mein hum aaye to jeena hi padega) is not credited to her yet. Hope this anomaly will be corrected soon.

Film Aabroo was made in 1943, 1956 and 1968 with the same title. In the 1956 film the director was Chaturbhuj Doshi and the music was by Bulo C Rani, ably assisted by C Arjun. The cast was Kamini Kaushal, Kishore Kumar, Smriti Biswas, Moti Sagar, Madan puri, Anwari, Indira Bansal, Uma Devi etc.etc.

In the Hindi film industry, there are 4 types of people.

The first type is those people, who join this industry, struggle very hard and succeed in fulfilling their dreams, for example Guru Dutt, Mehboob, Johnny Walker, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd.Rafi etc. who are well known to all by now.

The second type of people are those who join the industry, struggle very hard ,do not succeed and leave dejected.

The third type is those people who have a filmi connection or a strong luck, who join, struggle a bit and succeed like for example, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Dilip kumar, Rakesh and Rajesh Roshan, Anand Milind, Nanda, Nargis, Meena Kumari etc

And….. the fourth type is those people who join the industry, struggle very hard and succeed partly, but end up doing something else, to keep them sustaining here.

The industry is full of people of the fourth type. People who come with dreams in their eyes, but end up doing something else. People who start as a Hero in 2-3 films, settle for side roles and finally character roles, like Dev Kumar, Sujit kumar, Jeevan etc.

Not only this but we have examples where they started with something else and ended with a totally different thing and succeeded. For Example, Guru Dutt started as a Choreographer/dance Director (Lakharani-45) and ended up Actor/Director, Ashok kumar started as a Lab Technician in photography but became a great actor and Amiya Chakravarty who started as a Bangla Teacher and a Canteen Manager in Bombay Talkies, for which later he directed finest movies.

In olden days, when the Studio system was there, Artistes used to be employed on a monthly basis and they had to do whatever work was given as per their capability. For example, in Ranjit Studios over 700 people were on the rolls at one time(The Government had to open a Ration shop inside the studio premises for them) from where actors were made out of script writers and the Director wrote songs ! So people joined the industry with a mind prepared to do whatever job, just to succeed in their ambition.

MOTI SAGAR was one such person who came to the industry to become a Hero, but ended up doing sundry roles, singing songs, writing stories and scripts and producing films. He ,however, could not get great success in any of these and ended up being ‘Jack of all trades, Master of None’.

MOTI SAGAR was born in New Delhi on 16-4-1925, but graduated from Lahore. In Lahore he got interested in acting in films. Then he met Inayat Hussain and G.A. Chishti-the composers and he loved singing. He came to Bombay in 1946. His cousins Motilal, Mukesh and Tara Harish were already there in films. Harish and Motilal were established, and Mukesh was trying very hard.

Moti Sagar did a second hero’s role in MALHAR-1951.

He sang his first song under Bulo C. Rani in GUL SANOBER-53 with Kalyani. Then came Pamposh, Shikar, Deewali ki raat, Makhichoos, Jai Mahadev, Salgirah, Film hi film, and Prerana.

When he stopped getting songs and roles, he switched over to writing. He wrote stories for Badal, Lalkaar, Charas, Ram Bharose. He acted in 13 films. He directed 2 films, namely Prerana-84 and Tanya-94. He wrote songs also for the film Prerana-84. He sang 13 songs in 9 films.

When this stopped he produced 2 films Hum Tere Ashiq hai and Badal. So, Moti Sagar was an Actor, Director, Producer, Lyricist, and a Singer After 1994, he retired. He died on 14-3-1999. Preeti Sagar is his daughter. She too was a struggling singer.

The film Aabroo- 1956 was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi. During the early era of talkie films, till the 1960s, there was a horde of Gujarati directors and producers. Bhatts, Trivedi, Thakur, Shahs, Desais, Pancholi, Doshi, Daves were some names frequently found directing various genres. Usually they specialised in certain classes and types of films. The Bhatts (Shankar and Vijay) liked to do Mythological films, Ramnik Shah handled stunt, action, fantasy films, Jayant Desai was social film oriented etc.

Chaturbhuj Doshi (1894–1969) was a Hindi and Gujarati writer-director of Indian cinema. He was one of the top Gujarati screenplay writers, who helped script stories for the Punatar productions. He is stated to be one of the leading figures who launched the Gujarati film industry with work on notable films like ‘Gunsundari’ (1948) and ‘Nanand Bhojai’ (1948). He was ‘well known’ for his family socials and had become ‘a celebrity in his own right’. He made a name for himself as a journalist initially and was referred to as the ‘famous journalist’ & publicist by Baburao Patel, editor of Filmindia.

His debut film as a director was ‘Gorakh Aya’ (1938), produced by Ranjit Movietone, though he joined Ranjit in 1929, as a scriptwriter. In 1938, he directed another film for Ranjit, a social comedy, ‘The Secretary’, and both films were box-office successes for Doshi. His forte was socials, regularly adapting stories and novels for films. He worked initially on comedies like ‘Secretary’ and ‘Musafir’ (1940), but then ‘shifted to more significant films’.

Chaturbhuj Anandji Doshi was born in 1894 in Kathiawad, Gujarat, British India. He was educated at the University of Bombay, after graduation he started work as a journalist for a daily, Hindustan (1926), working for editor Indulal Yagnik. His entry into films was working as a scenarist in the silent era for directors like Jayant Desai, Nandlal Jaswantlal & Nanubhai Vakil. He joined Ranjit Movietone in 1929, and wrote stories and screenplay for several of Ranjit films.

Film ‘Gorakh Aya’ (Gorakh has come) in 1938, was the first film directed by Doshi. It was produced by Ranjit Movietone with screenplay by Gunvantrai Acharya & dialogues by PL Santoshi. The music, termed ‘good’ , was composed by Gyan Dutt. ‘The Secretary’ (1938), was a “riotous comedy”, starring Madhuri, Trilok Kapoor. Charlie. The music was composed by Gyan Dutt, who became a regular in most of the films directed by Doshi. Musafir in 1940 was a comedy costume drama, which had Charlie playing a prince.

‘Bhakta Surdas’, a devotional film directed by Doshi in 1942, is stated to be the “most famous” of the several versions made. It starred KL Saigal and Khursheed “the singing idol(s) of millions”, winning “unprecedented popularity” everywhere.

‘Mehemaan’ (1942) starred Madhuri, Ishwarlal, Shamim and Mubarak. Music director Bulo C. Rani had come to Bombay in 1942, and joined Ranjit Studios assisting Khemchand Prakash in music direction.

Doshi helped enormously in the development of Gujarati cinema. During 1948-49 he directed three successful Gujarati films which “brought immense success to the industry”. The success of the Gujarati film ‘Kariyavar’ in 1948, directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi from a story by Shaida, called Vanzari Vav, helped establish the Gujarati film industry along with other films like ‘Vadilo Ne Vanke’ (1948) by Ram Chandra Thakur and ‘Gadono Bel’ (1950) by Ratibhai Punatar. His next Gujarati film was ‘Jesal Toral’ (1948) based on folk-lore, which proved a big box-office success. In 1949, Doshi directed another Gujarati film, ‘Vevishal’, an adaptation of Meghani’s novel of the same name.

He also wrote stories, and one of his stories ‘Pati Bhakti’ was used in the Tamil film ‘En Kanawar’ (1948) produced by Ajit Pictures, which starred the Veena maestro, Sundaram Balachander, who was also the debut director and music composer for the film. In all he directed 24 Hindi films. His last Hindi film was ‘Sanskar’ (1958). He had also written a few songs in the film ‘Maya Bazaar’ (1932).

Chaturbhuj Doshi died on 21 January 1969 in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. Filmography-

1932: Narasinh Mehta (Writer), 1934: Sitamgar (Writer), 1938: Gorakh Aya, Secretary, 1939: Adhuri Kahani, 1940: Musafir, 1941:Pardesi, Sasural, 1942: Bhakta Surdas, Dhiraj, Mehmaan, 1943: Chhoti Maa, Shankar Parvati (Director, Writer), 1944: Bhartrahari, 1945:Murti, 1946: Phulwari, 1947: Bela, Kaun Hamara, 1948: Jesal Toral, Kariyavar (Director, Writer), Sati Sone, 1949: Bhakta Puran, Vevishal, 1950: Akhand Saubhagya, Kisi Ki Yaad, Ramtaram, 1954: Aurat Teri Yahi Kahani, 1956: Aabroo, Dashera, Dassehra, 1957: Khuda Ka Banda, Shesh Naag, 1958: Sanskar, 1960: Mehndi Rang Lagyo (Writer, Lyricist).

Today’s song is the seventh and the final song of the film. Actually, this song was not available on social media or anywhere else. The famous Record Collector and Music Historian shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji sent me this song on my request and our Sadanand Kamath ji uploaded it for me on his You Tube Channel. I thank shri Girdharilal ji and Sadanand ji for their help. Today’s song will be Meena’s 8th song on this Blog. Now only 4 songs are remaining. They are one each from films Annadata-52, Chandni Chowk-54, Pilpili Saheb-54 ( Sapnon ki duniya mein), and Iss paar ya uss paasr-1990.

With this song, film Aabroo-56 has all its songs covered and it becomes an YIPPEE film.


Song- Hai mausam ye mastaana muskuraana dil churaana (Aabroo)(1956) Singer- Meena Mangeshkar, Lyricist- G S Nepali, MD- Bulo C Rani (Assitant C Arjun)
chorus

Lyrics

Hai mausam ye mastaana
muskuraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana
Hai mausam ye mastaana
muskuraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana

chali thhandi hawaayen to o
chali thhandi hawaayen to
belon ne khaaye hichkoley
na tum boley
na hum boley
na tum boley
na hum boley
huyi ulfat bina boley
nazar ka ye nazraana
muskuraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana
meri taraf zara meri taraf hans ke mud jaana

haaye
Hai mausam ye mastaana
muskuraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana

bahaaren aa gayin
een een een een een een
bahaaren aa gayin
apni tumhaare
ik ishaare par
na tum boley
na hum boley
na tum boley
na hum boley
banaaya dil ne ??
wo preet ?? lubhaana
muskuraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hans ke mud jaana
meri taraf zara meri taraf hanske mud jaana
haaye
hai mausam ye mastaana
muskuraana
dil churaana
meri taraf zara hanske mud jaana


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 THIRTEEN years. This blog has over 16700 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

Important Announcement

(© 2008 - 2022) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

Total number of songs posts discussed

16781

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1305
Total Number of movies covered=4565

Total visits so far

  • 14,998,378 hits

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,960 other followers

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share

Category of songs

Current Visitors

Historical dates

Blog Start date: 19 july 2008

Active for more than 4000 days.

Archives

Stumble

visitors whereabouts

blogadda

blogcatalog

Music Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory
%d bloggers like this: