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5183 Post No. : 17160

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 100
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Ten years back on this date viz on 26th September 2012, ten songs from ten different movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6720 Muhabbat ki kismat banaane se pehle Malhar (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
6721 Dhitang dhitang boley Aawaaz (1956) Movie YIPPEED by now
6722 Tujhe doon main kya ye tu hi bata Insaaf Kahaan Hai( 1958) Unreleased movie
6723 Parda hata de mukhda dikha de Madhavi (1969) 3 songs out of 6 covered by now
6724 Nain bina meri duniya andheri Amrit Manthan(1961) 2 songs out of 10 covered by now
6725 Chaandi ke chand tukdon ke liye Satta Baazaar(1959) 5 songs covered out of 8 by now
6726 Bahut door mujhe chale jaana hai Heera Panna (1973) Movie YIPPEED by now
6727 Aao yaaron aao pyaaron dekho khel niraala Ek Ke Baad Ek(1960) Movie YIPPEED by now
6728 Main akela apni dhun mein magan Manpasand(1980) 7 songs out of 8 covered by now
6729 Hans tu hardam khushiyaan ya gham Lootmaar (1980) 3 songs out of 7 covered by now

Four movies (out of ten) whose songs were covered on this date Ten Years ago on 26 september 2012 have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with six movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (26 september 2022).

“Satta Baazaar”(1959) is one such movie.

“Satta Baazaar”(1959) was produced and directed by Ravindra Dave for Nagina Films, Bombay. The movie had eight songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Satta Baazaar”(1959) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Chorus is also audible in the song. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised as a remonstrating with the Almighty genre of song on Meena Kumari and Balra Sahni.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Video link (Longer)

audio link:

Song-Duniya ke maalik bataa tu kahaan hai (Satta Baazaar)(1959) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)(Based on Video link)

kyaa rahaa jaane ko ab
ab kyaa hamaaraa jaayegaa aaa aa
hum rahein aen naa-kaam to o o
ilzaam tujhpe ae aayegaa aaa aa

kaisaa insaaf teraa
sab kuchch lutaa hai meraa
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai ae
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai
kaisaa insaaf teraa
sab kuchch lutaa hai meraa
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai ae
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai

(chorus voice making alaap)

aankhein hain teri
ye sooraj ye chandaa
sab kuchch tu dekhey
kya kartaa hai bandaa
aankhein hain teri
ye sooraj ye chandaa
sab kuchch tu dekhey
kya kartaa hai bandaa
tere sahaarey gagan chal rahaa hai
tere hi dum se pawan chal rahaa hai
chalney ko ek kadam
tarsey kyon meraa sanam
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)

(chorus alaap)

tooney to laakhon ki bigdee banaayee
mere liye der kaisi lagaayee
tooney to laakhon ki bigdee banaayi
mere liye der kaisi lagaayi
teri duhaayi
o duniyaa ke maali
kya tere dar se bhi jaaoon main khaali
bann jaaye baat meri
reh jaaye shaan teri
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)

maszid bhi teree
ye mandir bhi teraa
teri hee galiyon ka karti hoon pheraa
maszid bhi teree
ye mandir bhi teraa
teri hee galiyon ka karti hoon pheraa
girjaa bhi teraa
ye teraa gurdwaaraa
har dar pe maine tujh hee ko pukaaraa
jaaoon main aur kahaan
koyi meraa na yahaan
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)
kaisaa insaaf teraa
sab kuchch lutaa hai meraa
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)


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5181 Post No. : 17157

“Daaku”(1955) was directed by Aspi Irani for Basant Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Shashikala, Kuldip Kaur, Anwar Hussain, Maya Das, Babu Raaje, Sheikh, Naagpal, Michael,Habib, Gulnar,
Wazir Muhammad Khan, Azoori, Iqbal, Adib etc with Sulochana in guest role.

“Daaku”(1955) had six songs in it. Three songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fourth song from “Daaku”(1955) to appear in the blog. HFGK mentions the singer as ust “mahila swar”. Listening to the voice, it is clear that Asha Bhonsle is the singer. Manoharlal Khanna is the lyricist. Music is composed by Snehal Bhatkar.

Prakashchandra, who sent the lyrics of the song and other details is not sure about the identity of the female dancer. He guesses her to be Maya Das.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the dancer.

video link:

Song-Qismat dikhaati hai kaise kaise rang (Daaku)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Manohar Khanna, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Qismat dikhaathi hai kaisey kaisey rang

qismat dikhaati hai kaisey kaisey rang
qismat dikhaati hai kaisey kaisey rang
kabhi phoolon se kheley
kabhi kaanton ke sang
kabhi kaanton ke sang
qismat dikhaati hai kaisey kaisey rang
qismat dikhaati hai kaisey kaisey rang

kabhi din mein andheraa
kabhi raat mein ujaalaa aa
raat mein ujaalaa aa
kabhi khushiyon ke moti
kabhi ashqon ki maalaa aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaaa
kabhi dhoop kabhi chhaaon
kabhi rang mein ho bhang
kabhi rang mein ho bhang
qismat dikhaati hai kaisey kaisey rang
qismat dikhaati hai kaisey kaisey rang

deepak kaheen kaa pahunchaa kaheen pe
taaraa gagan kaa tootaa zameen pe
taaraa gagan kaa tootaa zameen pe
khazaanon ka maalik hai roti se tang
khazaanon ka maalik hai roti se tang
kabhi phoolon se kheley
kabhi kaanton ke sang
kabhi kaanton ke sang
qismat dikhaati hai kaisey kaisey rang
qismat dikhaati hai kaisey kaisey rang
kabhi phoolon se kheley
kabhi kaanton ke sang
kabhi kaanton ke sang
qismat dikhaati hai kaisey kaisey rang


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.

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5180 Post No. : 17156

Today’s song is from the film Lehren-1953. It was made by ” New Sai Productions” Bombay. It was a film production company floated by C.Ramchandra, his close friend actor Omprakash and Lata Mangeshkar. They produced Jhanjhar-1953, Leharen-1953 and Duniya gol hai-1955 ( directed by Omprakash himself.) These films were neither successful nor their music became popular.

When the film Jhanjhar-1953 was about to be released, C. Ramchandra and Lata Mangeshkar went to Punjab to attend the release function of the film. In this visit, Lata Mangeshkar spoke to singer Nurjehan in Pakistan, from her hotel room telephone and they decided to meet each other. Accordingly Lata and Nurjehan met on the “No Man’s Land” between the Indo-Pak border. They embraced each other and spent a lot of time together.

Another noteworthy event happened when the film Jhanjhar was in the making. At that time C.Ramchandra, under a loose contract with Filmistan, was also giving music to Filmistan’s ” Anarkali’. Directors in Filmistan knew that he was also making his own film Jhanjhar and they suspected that he may be neglecting music of Anarkali at the cost of Jhanjhar. He was sent a legal notice accusing him of this. However, Jhanjhar released first, flopped and then Anarkali was released. Anarkali music became a superhit and Jhanjhar was nowhere. The legal case was happily dropped and C Ramchandra was also awarded a gift from Filmistan for its music !

Film Lehren-1953 was directed by H. S.Rawail and the 10 songs of the film were written by Rajendra krishna. Rajendra Krishna (6-6-1919 to 23-9-1987. Songs 1671 for 269 films) and C.Ramchandra were very good friends. They came together from C. Ramchandra[‘s film Patanga-1949. Together they worked in 52 films. However, in 1958 this friendship broke up. The story is….in 1958 C.Ramchandra was called to Madras by producer S.S.Vasan of Gemini Films. He was offered the film Raaj Tilak for music. This was a remake of Vasan’s hit Tamil film ” Vanjikottai Valiban”. A Telugu remake was also on cards and C.Ramchandra was to give music to Hindi and Telugu versions. He had already given music to the Tamil original. He gladly accepted and wanted to call Rajendra krishna to write the songs. To his shock, Vasan objected to calling Rajendra krishna. Vasan was angry at him because he had written songs for his competitor AVM’s 2 films Bhai Bhai-1956 and Bhabhi-1957. Both films’ songs were popular and hits also. Vasan asked Ramchandra to suggest some other name. He suggested P.L.Santoshi and it was accepted. The music was completed for Raaj Tilak-1958.

C.Ramchandra went back to Bombay and started making songs for the film Amardeep along with Rajendra krishna. After the music was set, Rajendra Krishna came to know that C.Ramchandra had replaced him with Santoshi for a South film. He was enraged and broke their partnership. Rajendra krishna was also popular in South and he started suggesting the Southern producers names of Chitragupta and Ravi as Music Directors. C. Ramchandra stopped getting any films from Madras. At that time even Lata left him after recording 2 songs of the film Amardeep-1958. C.Ramchandra’s bad period had begun…..

The cast of the film Lehren-1953 was Shyama, Kishore Kumar, Shakuntala, Bipin Gupta, Iftikhar, Sunder, Johnny Walker, Leela Mishra and others. In this film, Raj kapoor was a Guest Artiste. Also Omprakash’s brother Pachhi did a small role in this film. Later Pachhi became a big Producer of Hindi films himself. In this film 6 singers were used for 10 songs. The singers were Mohd. Rafi, Kishore kumar, Hiemant kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum and Sunder. Today’s fun song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and Sunder. To most readers Sunder was a comedian, but Sunder Singh was a Hero in his early films and sang many songs in his own films.

For a long time,I was searching for information on comedian Sunder. I got hold of a 2 page detailed article on Sunder, but it was in Punjabi- which I could not read or use. I found a small paragraph on Sunder in Sanjit Narvekar ji’s book ” Eena Meena Deeka”. Lastly, I requested Harish Raghuwanshi ji for help. Despite his failing health, he promptly sent me articles in Hindi, English and Gujarati, on Sunder. He is such a helpful person. May God give him a healthy life.

Sunder Singh aka Sunder was born in Sialkot, Punjab on 10th August 1916. His father was working in Madon Theatres, Calcutta. Sunder also started working there. Initially, for a long period,he did Girl’s roles. Once his work was seen by H.S.Rawail (Director in later life). He was quite impressed. Later Rawail started working with R.N.Vaidya as his assistant in direction.Meanwhile Sunder started working in Talkie films. His first film,where he was credited, was ” Na hone wali baat”-38. Before that, Rawail and Vaidya were preparing to make the film Banke Sipahi-37.Rawail recommended Sunder and Vaidya gave him an uncredited small role in that film.

Sunder and Rawail became good friends and started staying in one flat in Calcutta. After a few films here, they both went to Lahore and Sunder got the Hero’s role in the film ” Shukriya”-44. There were 4 Heroines in the film- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Raksha. Sunder’s role in this film was that of a young man from a village and Ramola was from a City. Sunder’s one song from this film-‘ Nayanon ke teer chala gayee ek shehar ki laundiya’ became very popular all over India, However the song was banned in Punjab due to its lyrics. After this they both came back to Calcutta.

His next film was Albeli-45, in which too there were 4 Heroines- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Usha. In the 40’s , Sunder acted in many films like Arabian Nights, Baap, Shabri, Chandrashekhar, Ek aurat, Grihalaxmi, Lottery, Samapti, Jhoothi kasme, Savyasachi, Do baaten, Shadi ke baad, Bawra, Khiladi, Nai Bhabhi etc. In Calcutta, Sunder got married to a girl from his community. Rawail left for Bombay. After a few months, Sunder also returned to Bombay.

Rawail was very happy to get him back and gave him roles in almost all of his films. Not only Rawail, but also J.Om Prakash, Mohan Kumar, Lekhraj Bhakri, Manoj kumar etc gave him roles in all their films and he became a busy actor. He was at one time, in great demand. He was quite popular due to his nature.In the decade of 50’s he did 88 films, which increased in the 60s and 70s. In the 80s however films came haltingly.

From singing Hero, he became a Junior artiste( extra), in presence of the new crop of actors. The role of comedians was on decline, as Heroes like Amitabh and others did comedy scenes themselves. His health started troubling him. His last film was probably Bahurani-89. He became ill for a long time and finally died on 5-3-1992. Sunder acted in 436 films. He was a good singer and sang his own songs in early cinemas. In all, Sunder sang 40 songs in 25 films. ( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for material for adaptation.)

The story of the film Lehren-1953 was….The story of Lehren-53 revolves around 3 characters. One Hero and 2 Heroines. Kishore loves Shakuntala and treats Shyama sympathetically because she had lost her parents. She stays with her uncle omprakash. Shyama however takes Kishore’s sympathy as his love for her. Even his uncle and Kishore’s best friend Sunder think that way. This happens because Kishore feels too shy to express his love for Shakuntala. This situation becomes very embarrassing for Kishore, especially as he is pushed to marry Shyama. This part of the story is upto Interval.

After Interval, Kishore tries very hard to get out of this tricky situation and succeeds by first telling the truth to Sunder and then to uncle Omprakash. They make a plan so that Shyama overhears Kishore’s love dialogues to Shakuntala. But this has an opposite effect. Shyama thinks that Kishore has played a double game with both the girls.

At the end, all misunderstandings are cleared( for which Shakuntala had to pretend her suicide and sacrifice to allow Shyama and Kishore to get married). Shyama steps back and Kishore and Shakuntala are married.

Let us now enjoy the comedy song, by Rafi and Sunder Singh.


Song-Kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe (Lehren)(1953) singers-Sunder, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

Duniya jhol hai
ae jee hum na kehte thhe
ke duniya jhol hai
aur tum samahte thhe ke beta gol hai
waah
aah
samhe mama
kehta hoon ke
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman
kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman
kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

ae jee achche bure ko dekh ke
achche bure ko dekh ke
kehta hoon saaf baat
kya
arre suno to mama
arre achche bure ko dekh ke
arre kehta hoon saaf baat
arre din ho to din kahoonga
agar raat ho o o to raat
ahahaha

arre jhoothe kaa
kya
munh kaala

arre nahin
suno to mama
arre jhhoote ka saathh
dene ki aadat nahin mujhe
jhhoothe ka saath dene ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

aa aa aa aa aa
aji jaaiye bhi aap to
jhoothon ke baap hain

aji mama ee
dekho main to nahin hoon
per aap hain
aa aa aa aa
ab chhodiye jee peechha
ke fursat nahin mujhe
ab chhodiye jee peechha
ke fursat nahin mujhe

ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh ki ee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh kee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
sach ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe

kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe ae ae


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.

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5178 Post No. : 17154

Today’s song is from the costume/stunt film ‘Jungle King’ (1959). The film was made by Artists United, Bombay (the name reminds me of the famous Hollywood company ‘United Artists’). It was produced by a group calling itself ‘Four X’ (for reasons best known to them) composed of Morris, Akbar, Asghar and Haider. The director was Masood and the music was by the pair of Bipin-Babul. The cast was very interesting. It consisted of Shaaga, Haaydu (what strange names! Never heard them !!), Sheila Ramani, Anwar, Majnu, Kamal Mehra, Heera Sawant, Tun Tun, Kabban Mirza, Dambe, Doud, Badshah, Rampuri Mehmood, Elephant Laxmi and many others.

I have never heard such strange names of actors in any film. Shaaga, Haaydu, Dambe, Rampuri Mehmood ? Where did they get these people with such names ? That way, earlier also I have come across some queer names in stunt films, like Bajarbattoo, Chemist, Dhondu, Babu Fatty, Gareeb Nawab etc. Few years back, Dr. Surjit Singh ji had downloaded 7,000 names of actors who acted in Hindi films from 1931 to 2000, from an internet site, which is extinct now. He had put it on the RMIM forum from where I downloaded the list. But in the intervening times, with me changing my Laptop several times till today, the list was lost in transit from one Laptop to the next one. The point is there were many funnier names of actors in that list.

Old time artistes had no means of publicity like today. With TV, Social Media, WA, Fb, newspapers, glossy magazines etc, publicity is easier for modern actors. Old time actors were forgotten as soon as they stopped appearing in films. Today’s film ‘Jungle King’ (1959) is a special film because in its cast are 2 old time actors who were forgotten totally with the times. One was a heroine of the then leading heroes, who fell on bad times and accepted whatever films came her way. But wisely she got married and spent a rich and comfortable retired life. The other one was an occasional singer, who held an honorable post in All India Radio and his songs became a choice of critics in those days. Let us know more about them.

One was actress Sheila Ramani,  a forgotten name today, but most of us will remember her in Navketan’s ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954) where she was cast as Anglo-Indian club dancer – Sylvie. I also remember her as the leading lady in ‘Funtoosh’ (1956), also from the banner of Navketan. Sheila was born on 2-4-1931, in Karachi. She was selected as Miss Mussoorie in 1948 and judged ‘Miss Simla’ in 1950. She made her debut as Champa, the femme fatale of ‘Badnam’ (1952), and revealed herself as a danseuse of charm in ‘Anand Math’ (1952). She was one of the few Sindhi actresses besides Sadhana, who made it big in Bollywood. She was mostly seen as an upper class mod girl in the 50s, a role she enacted to perfection all through that swinging era in films like V Shantaram’s ‘Teen Batti Char Raasta’ (1953), Sheikh Mukhtar’s ‘Mangu’ (1954), ‘Meenar’ (1954), ‘Railway Platform’ (1955), and ‘Funtoosh’ (1956).

Her uncle Sheikh Latif alias Lachchu was a famous Pakistani producer who produced films like ‘Pathan’ (1955), ‘Khizan Kai Baad’ (1955), ‘Darbar-e-Habib’ (1956) etc. Sheila visited Karachi – Pakistan on the request of her uncle, to play the lead role in Pakistani film ‘Anokhi’ (1956). The film was based on Hollywood’s ‘Fabulous Senorita’ (1952). “Gari Ko Chalana Babu, Zara Halkey Halkey Halkey, Zara Dil Ka Jaam Na Chhalkey” sung by Zubeda Khanum was the popular song from the film which did modestly good business in Pakistan. The movie’s great music was composed jointly by Timir Baran (a Bengali who came from India for this purpose) and Hassan Latif. Sheila went back to India and remained as a middle-of-the-range performer in Bombay films. In the later part of her career, she was reduced to obscure films with titles that sounded like ‘Jungle King’ (1959), and ‘The Return of Superman’ (1960) – one of the last films composed by Anil Biswas. In all, she acted in 24 films. Her last film was ‘Awaara Ladki’ (1967).

Sheila was very fond of sports, especially football and swimming. Ballroom dancing was a virtual addiction for her and she used to go out dancing as often as she could. Sheila was 5 feet four inches tall, and was so fastidious that any dress she would wear won’t be repeated for six months to come at least.

According to her son Rahul Cowasji, she retired from acting in 1962 and married  Jal Edi Cowasji on 31st March 1963. Part of her family that remained in Pakistan converted to Islam. She was a Hindu. She used to live in Mumbai with her husband Jal Cowasji (President of Bombay Dyeing) till 1981. They moved to Khartoum for 3 years and then to Sri Lanka for 3 years. After her husband’s death in 1984 she migrated to Australia on her own in the late 80’s and lived in Sydney and Surfers Paradise until health problems required her to return to India in the new millennium.  She used to live in her husband’s ancestral home in Mhow, near Indore (MP). She was frail and bed ridden for a few years before her death on 15-7- 2015.

Her favorite Hindi film of her career was ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954). Sheila was also the leading lady of India’s first Sindhi film after partition – ‘Abana’ (1958), in which young Baby Sadhna played her younger sister’s role.  [Thanks to Cineplot for some of the information in this Biosketch].

The other one was an  AIR announcer and an anchor. He was also a singer and an actor for a few films. His name was Kabban Mirza. Kabban Mirza’s name is known to very few people. He is one of those people who appeared like a comet and disappeared like a lightning. In his short stint with Hindi films, he acted in 2 films – ‘Jungle King’ (1959) (he was also the Assistant Director for this film) and ‘Murad’ (1961). He sang 1 song in the film ‘Captain Azad’ (1964) and 2 songs in the film ‘Razia Sultan’ (1983). He claimed to have sung a song “Is Pyar Ki Basti Mein” in a film called ‘Sheeba’,  without getting credited. No film with the name ‘Sheeba’ is traceable, but a song with the same mukhda is found in the film ‘Jungle King’ (1959), credited to Suman Kalyanpur and Babul with chorus. We don’t find a third voice in this song. It is possible that the film ‘Sheeba’ was left incomplete and the same song was used in the film ‘Jungle King’ (1959) with Babul as the male singer.

The question is why Kabban Mirza is remembered with such a meager contribution to film acting and singing ? The answer is because of his deep voice. Mirza who briefly flirted with the film world, left a lasting impression with his songs for producer-director Kamal Amrohi’s epic, ‘Razia Sultan’.

The songs — “Aayee Zanzeer Ki Jhankar Khuda Khair Kare” and “Tera Hijr Mera Naseeb Hai” — rendered in Mirza’s deep voice, were filmed on the slave-warrior character of Yaqut played by Dharmendra in the film.

Mirza was picked out after Amrohi auditioned dozens of singers in his search for a unique voice to suit the character of the slave-warrior. The film’s music director, Khayyam, reminisces: ‘‘Kamal Saab was a perfectionist. He called over 50 singers for a voice test, but remained unconvinced. Then someone suggested Kabban Mirza who was also a popular nauhaa khan (one who sings elegy for Imam Hussain’s martyrdom during Muharram). Kamal Saab’s search ended with Mirza.’’

Overnight his popularity soared. Mirza got a few more singing offers, including for BR Chopra’s ‘Nikaah’ (1982), but his preoccupation with radio came in the way. ‘‘His voice had a unique bass, unheard of in the industry,’’ says poet-lyricist Nida Fazli who penned a song for Razia Sultan.

Kabban Mirza was born in 1937 in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh. He belonged to the  Siddi community. This is a community that migrated from Central Asia/North Africa, during the time when India was ruled by Muslim dynasties. These people were brought in as slaves in the courts of the rulers of Delhi, Lucknow and other kingdoms in North India. They are also known as ‘Habshi’. It is curiously incidental that Yaqut, the slave in the court of Razia Sultan, also belonged to this ‘Habsh’ community. It sounds almost providentially ordained that the two people, separated by more than seven centuries – the original persona, and the singer who would sing for that historical character in a film, belong to the same original ethnic community. (Another very well known personality of Indian cinema belongs to this community – His real name was SYED HASSAN ALI ZAIDI. His family used to call him MIJJAN Miyan and screen name was Kumar, the actor who played the role of the sculptor in the film ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960)).

The child in Kabban took to music and singing very early. He was drawn to the ‘nauhaa’ style of singing – the traditional ‘marsiaa’ and ‘taaziadaari’ singing on the solemn occasion of Muharram. It is noted that the child Kabban used to practice his singing with his head inserted inside a ‘matka’ (earthen pot).

As he grew up, he was recognized as a very impressive and inspiring ‘nauha-rubaan’ – a singer of traditional Muharram renderings. His voice caught the attention, and he got his break with All India Radio, in the music department. This phase of his life is not well documented, no details are available about his training in classical music and who his teachers were. But his depth of knowledge about the detailed nuances of classical ragas is well acknowledged in his presentations of the radio program ‘Sangeet Sarita’. He anchored this program for many years. He would play select film songs based on Hindustani classical music, and then described in great detail the classical basis, the raag and its variations, the sur, the taal, and their interplay. He garnered a good measure of fan following for this program.

He had joined AIR in Lucknow, but he was soon transferred to Bombay station, where he would take on the anchor role for such noteworthy programs as ‘Hawa Mahal’, ‘Sangeet Sarita’ and ‘Chhaaya Geet’, for many years. There is some mention that he was approached to sing for music director Ravi in BR Chopra’s ‘Nikaah’ (1982), but apparently his association with AIR and his popularity as the anchor of mainline radio programs, came in the way of his further association with the world of films.

The two songs of ‘Razia Sultan’ became very popular in their time – the record sales were impressive. But as destiny would have it, this rise in popularity was accompanied by the most unfortunate health news for Kabban Mirza. He was detected with cancer of the larynx. This was a stroke of extreme bad luck from which he could never recover. His voice and his throat were his vital and essential assets. And that is where fate struck its most unkind blow. He went into prolonged treatment, but eventually he had to be operated upon. The year was 1993. He recovered from surgery and returned home. Thankfully, the malady seemed to be in remission, but then never got to use his voice for any serious and significant assignments.

Mirza, who was admitted to Jaslok Hospital on May 9 after he complained of cough and neck pain, came back home minus his once-famous voice. The tracheotomy tube inserted in his windpipe allows him to breathe, not speak. ‘‘He was diagnosed with throat cancer and treated 10 years ago also. But its relapse has shattered us. He won his bread and our happiness through his voice. Now he has lost that very voice,’’ bemoans Rifat, Mirza’s daughter.

The respite from the physical predicament lasted for a decade. The problem reared its painful head once again, and in May/June 2003, he had to undergo another surgery that resulted in the removal of a significant part of his larynx, leaving him practically with no sound in his throat. His vocal communications were reduced to very limited rasping utterances at the best. This regrettable fate for someone who had once been honored with the Golden Voice Award by the AIR. He reportedly died in June 2006.

[Based on information collated from the articles by Mohd. Wajihuddin in Indian Express dt. 24-6-2003, Ganesh Vancheeswaran in scroll.in, and Sudhir ji in Blog ASAD,  muVyz, HFGK and my notes, with thanks to all.]

Song- Dil Thaame Huye Baithe Hain Bechain Nazar Hai (Jungle King) (1959) Singers – Babul, Uma Devi, Meera Shiraz, Lyricist – Anjum Jaipuri, MD- Bipin Babul
Babul + Khurshid Bawra
All Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

dil tha..aame huye. . .
baithe hain. . .
haaye
bechain nazar hai

dil thaame huye
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai

dil thaamne ke laakh sabab hote hain nadaan
ey ey ey hey
beemar hai
eeekhiy
beemar hai khud
haan
beemar hai khud
ya hai koi dost pareshan
ya phir kisi mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai
ya phir kisi mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai
ey ey ey
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai

aati hain muhabbat mein kabhi aisi bhi raaten
neend aati nahin hoti hain taaron hi se baaten
ae ji taaron hi se baaten
ho ji taaron hi se baaten
jis dil mein mohabbat ho ye usko hi khabar hai
jis dil mein mohabbat ho ye usko hi khabar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai

ho (??) pe insaan to kabhi neend naa aaye
kaanton pe bhi so jaaye jo maa lori sunaaye
hmmm hmmm hmmm
maa baap ke kadmon mein muhabbat ka nagar hai
maa baap ke kadmon mein muhabbat ka nagar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai

raste hain alag pyaar ki manzil hai magar ek
laakhon hain tamannaayen to kya khush hai magar ek
laakhon hain tamannaayen to kya khush hai magar ek
hanste huye chalna ye muhabbat ka safar hai
hanste huye chalna ye muhabbat ka safar hai

dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
hum sab ko khabar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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दिल थामे हुये
बैठे हैं
हाए
बेचैन नज़र है

दिल थामे हुये
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है

दिल थामने के लाख सबब होते हैं नादां
ए ए हे
बीमार है
ईखी॰ ॰ ॰
बीमार है खुद
हाँ
बीमार है खुद
या है कोई दोस्त परेशां
या फिर किसी मेहमान के आने की खबर है
या फिर किसी मेहमान के आने की खबर है
ए ए ए
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है

आती हैं मोहब्बत में कभी ऐसी भी रातें
नींद आती नहीं होती हैं तारों ही से बातें
ए जी तारों ही से बातें
हो जी तारों ही से बातें
जिस दिल में मोहब्बत हो
ये उसको ही खबर है
जिस दिल में मोहब्बत हो
ये उसको ही खबर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है

हो (??) पे इनसां तो कभी नींद ना आए
काँटों पे भी सो जाये जो माँ लोरी सुनाये
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
माँ बाप के कदमों में मोहब्बत का नगर है
माँ बाप के कदमों में मोहब्बत का नगर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है

रस्ते हैं अलग प्यार की मंज़िल है मगर एक
लाखों हैं तमन्नायेँ तो क्या खुश है मगर एक
लाखों हैं तमन्नायेँ तो क्या खुश है मगर एक
हँसते हुये चलना ये मोहब्बत का सफर है
हँसते हुये चलना ये मोहब्बत का सफर है

दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
हम सब को खबर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है


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Blog Day :

5175 Post No. : 17147

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 94
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This date ten years ago (viz 18 September 2012) saw nine songs from nine different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6662 Chhuk chhuk chhainyyaan chhaiyyaan Shehnaayi (1947) Movie YIPPEED by now
6663 Ek baar phir se aaja dil mein mere samaa jaa Elaan (1947) Movie YIPPEED by now
6664 Ye thhandi hawaa rangeen fizaa Son of Alibaba (1955) 3 songs out of 8 covered by now
6665 Pyaar beqaraar hai pyaar ki pukaar sun Yahudi Ki Beti(1956) 4 songs out of 8 covered by now
6666 Yaad jab aaye teri Mohar (1959) Movie YIPPEED by now
6667 Taash ke baawan patte Tamanna(1969) 3 songs covered out of 5 by now
6668 Naghma hamaara gaayega ye zamaana Bundlebaaz (1976) Movie YIPPEED by now
6669 Sajna ka kangna kangna mein heera Sitaaraa (1980) Movie YIPPEED by now
6670 Tumse hi roshan hai raat meri Lorie (1984) One song out of 4 covered by now

It can be seen that five movies (out of nine) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED in the blog. So only four movies are eligiible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (18 September 2022).

“Son of Alibaba”(1955) is one of the movies. The movie was produced by Darshan and directed by Manu (aka Harald Lewis) for M P Films, Bombay. The movie had Mahipal, Chitra, Chandrashekhar, Maruti,Sheikh aka Shaikh, Manju, Shamim Chaudhary, Ramesh Thakore, Mumtaz, Rajen Kapoor, Mohammad Ali, Gani, Shikha Rai, Babu,
with Guest artistes Shivraj and Nishi.

“Son of Alibaba”(1955) had eight songs in it. Three songs have been covered by now.

Here is the fourth song from “Son of Alibaba”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardul Kwatra.

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

Lyrics and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Nazar ka teer chaley koi na tadbeer chaley(son of Alibaba)(1955) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Sardul Kwatra
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

nazar kaa teer chaley ae ae
nazar kaa teer chaley ae ae
koyi na tadbeer chaley ae
main bhi jawaan
tu bhi jawaan aan
dil kyaa karey
nazar kaa teer chaley ae ae
koyi na tadbeer chaley ae ae
main bhi jawaan
tu bhi jawaan aan
dil kyaa karey

nazar kaa teer chaley ae ae

ye mast raatein aen
rangeen fizaayein
kal kaun jaaney
aaye na aayein aen
ye mast raatein aen
rangeen fizaayein aen
kal kaun jaaney ae ae
aayein na aayein

falak pe chaand hansey ae ae
falak pe chaand hansey ae ae
zameen per pyaar basey ae ae
main bhi jawaan
tu bhi jawaan aan
dil kyaa karey
nazar kaa teer chaley
koyi na tadbeer chaley ae
main bhi jawaan
tu bhi jawaan aan
dil kyaa karey

nazar kaa teer chaley aey ae ae

aankhon mein bhar ley ae ae
ulfat ki masti..ee
aa jaa basaa ley ae ae
hum dil ki bastee
aankhon mein bhar ley ae ae
ulfat ki masti..eee
aa jaa basaa len
hum dil ki bastee

dekho ji jab shaam dhaley aey ae
dekho ji jab shaam dhaley aey ae
shamaa pe parwaanaa jaley ae
main bhi jawaan
tu bhi jawaan aan
dil kyaa karey
nazar kaa teer chaley ae ae
koyi na tadbeer chaley ae
main bhi jawaan
tu bhi jawaan aan
dil kyaa karey

nazar kaa teer chaley aey ae aen ae ae


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Blog Day :

5165 Post No. : 17130

8th September – Birthday of Asha Bhonsle
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There are 25 songs tagged as ‘Tasweer’ (https://atulsongaday.me/category/tasweer-song/) song in the blog. Some of the stellar songs have missed the tag and have given a miss to the tag of ‘Tasweer’. I have listed a few such songs which I can refer to off-hand:

Tasweer Banaata Hoon Tasweer Nahin Banti

Ye Zulf Kaisi Hai

I feel as if some more significant songs are missing from my list above as well as the tagged page. So, the list is incomplete.

A ‘tasveer’ is something which tells a story. Be it a still image, a painting, a motion picture or mural. Imaginary or factual, reflection in reverse or converse. Not always needing a camera to capture it, just a glance is indelible sometimes. Moments captured in memory forever.

Some old timers in the film industry refer to movie as a ‘Tasveer’. I have forever called movies as ‘picture’. We never went to see film or movie, it was always ‘picture’. Some convent educated friends referred to them as ‘movie’ and some Kendriya Vidayala aluminis called them films. This is my own experiences, not a comment on anyone word preferences. In Urdu print, it is ‘film’ and in Hindi it is called ‘chal chitra’ translated as moving picture. So, the films moved and talked and told stories. But to tell a story, sometimes a still image is also enough. Technically, film is a roll on which the reflections are captured. What we watch on the screen is a projection of images captured on film rolls.

On the other hand, sometimes the story a ‘tasveer’ tells is incomplete for being one dimensional. The scene, the background, lighting, the capturer’s intentions, all have an impact on the story it tells. Even a panoramic photo fails capture the photographer. So, the millennials invented ‘selfies’ so that they can capture their own stories.

In our times, we have seen numerous such photos which have made history, given cause to monumental events, made unknown non-entities of the world into famous people. Also, photos which captured the events for posterity, stills which make us wonder at the creativity and unfathomable and unrecordable capability of creator of such beauty, and fabulous natural phenomena. Over the decades, there have been photos of apathy of humans around the world, which made humanity hang its heads in shame. Glory, shame, pain, ecstasy, wonder, happiness, surprise, loss and victory and many more emotions and expressions are recorded.
The camera is mechanical equipment after all. It has no feelings, so no sympathy with the subject it is capturing. It also reveals things, the subject wants to hide sometimes. I must grant it, it is a capable equipment, it captures the expression in the eyes of the subject. Mischief, despair, jealousy, pain, love, gaiety, you name it, the camera has seen it all.

I am glad to report that sometimes in gathering of friends, we forget to take selfies or pics… then we lament it on whatsapp that we didn’t click any. Better leave somethings for the mind and heart to capture. Is there a hard disk which can store as much as a human mind?

The ‘tasveer’ category song being presented here is from the film “Basant” (1960). The following 11 songs of this film are already posted in the blog.

Song Date of post
Peechhe hat hat hat babu chhed naa 4 September 2009
Mere dil pe lagaake darling apne naam ki chit 20 August 2010
Raaste mein ik haseen 4 June 2012
Chori chori ik ishaara ho gaya hai 3 October 2012
Baaje waala Patiyaale waala 31 December 2012
Nainon mein sooraj ki kirnen 14 August 2013
Ukkad dukkad bamba 15 July 2014
Hamne unke saamne pehle to khanzar rakh diya 2 July 2015
Mere lahange mein ghunghroo lagaa de 11 March 2017
Duniya pakki four twenty 28 April 2017
O madam Nancy you are my fancy 16 January 2022

Out of 14 songs of this film, 11 are Rafi-Asha duets and trio with SD Batish. Remaining 3 are solos by Asha Bhonsle. Incidentally, I have noticed that in the blog we spell the surname of Asha as ‘Bhonsle’, where as every where else that I can see it is Bhosle. Eleven duets in a film is a record, second such record is in the film ‘Halla Gulla’ (1954), where this same pair is singing all 9 songs.

Here is the song to celebrate the 89th Birthday of Asha Bhonsle, penned by Shewan Rizvi and composed by OP Nayyar.


Song-Jee chaahta hai khench loon tasweer aap ki (Basant)(1960) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm hmm hmm
aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aa aaaa aaaaaaa aaaa
mmmmmm
a aa aa aaa

kitni badal gayi hai
zara chaal dekhiye
iss dillagi mein
aap ka yeh haal dekhiye
mukhde ka rang haathh ka
roomaal dekhiye
jee chaahtaa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

phoolon ki tarah
aap ka chehra khilaa huaa

aa aaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaaaa
phoolon ki tarah
aap ka chehra khilaa huaa
aur uss pe kaali zulf ka
baadal ghiraa huaa
aur uss pe kaali zulf ka
baadal ghiraa huaa
parde mein chaand
husn ka aadha chhupa huaa
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

bikhre huye yeh baal
garebaan khulaa huaa
gardan mein ek reshmi
muffler padaa huaa
saare jahaan ka ishq
nazar mein chhupa huaa
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

kitni haseen hai zara
aawaaz dekhiye

aa aaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaaaa
kitni haseen hai zara
aawaaz dekhiye
aawaaz se bhi badh ke
haseen saaz dekhiye
aawaaz se bhi badh ke
haseen saaz dekhiye
sharma ke munh phiraane ka
andaaz dekhiye
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aa aaaa aaaaaaa aaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म
आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम
आ आ आsss आssssss आsss
म्ममममम
आ आ आ आss

कितनी बदल गई है
ज़रा चाल देखिये
इस दिल्लगी में आपका
ये हाल देखिये
मुखड़े का रंग
हाथ का रूमाल देखिये
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

फूलों की तरह आपका चेहरा खिला हुआ
आ आss आsss आsss
आsss आsss आssssss
फूलों की तरह आपका चेहरा खिला हुआ
और उसपे काली ज़ुल्फ का
बादल घिरा हुआ
पर्दे में चाँद हुस्न का आधा छिपा हुआ
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

बिखरे हुये ये बाल
गरेबाँ खुला हुआ
गर्दन में एक रेशमी मफ़लर पड़ा हुआ
सारे जहां का इश्क़ नज़र में छुपा हुआ
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

कितनी हसीन है ज़रा आवाज़ देखिये
आ आss आsss आsss
आsss आsss आssssss
कितनी हसीन है ज़रा आवाज़ देखिये
आवाज़ से भी बढ़ कर हसीन साज़ देखिये
शर्मा के मुंह फिराने का अंदाज़ देखिये
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म
आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम
आ आ आsss आssssss आsss


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Blog Day :

5151 Post No. : 17114

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 83
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This date ten years ago (viz 25 August 2012) saw six songs from six different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6509 Badi mushqil hai tumhe bhool jaana Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke(UR)(1960) 4 songs covered out of 7 songs
6510 Main pankhh lagaa ke udd jaaun Armaan (1953) Movie YIPPEED by now
6511 Dost dost na raha pyaar pyaar na raha Sangam(1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
6512 Main to ek khwaab hoon Himalay Ki God Mein(1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
6513 Jeene de ye duniya Lava(1985) One song covered out of 7
6514 Phir chhidi raat baat phoolon ki Baazaar (1982) Movie YIPPEED by now

It can be observed from the above that four movies, whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with two movies that are not yet YIPPEED so they are eligible for Blog Ten YEar Challenge today on 25 August 2022.

“Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke” (1960) was an unreleased movie. This movie was an Ismail Films Production. It had Feroz Khan, Balraj Sahni, Nishi etc in it.

HFGK mentions seven songs in it. Four songs have been covered. Two more songs seem to be available.

Here is the fifth song from “Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke” (1960)(UR) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Tanveer Naqvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khayyam.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Nainon mein kajra lagaai ke (Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke) (1960)(UR) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Tanveer Naqvi, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

milan ko main chalee
sudh budh sab bisraaye ae ae
jaisey nadiyaa baawree
saagar milan ko jaaye ae

nainon mein kajraa lagaayike
main to chali saj bann`ke
jhaanjhan mori chhankey
chali saj bann`ke
nainon mein kajraa lagaayike
main to chali saj bann`ke
jhaanjhan mori chhankey
chali saj bann`ke

lahar binaa lehraati jaaoon…oon..oon
mann hee mann muskaati jaaoon…oon..oon
yaad padey jab piyaa ki batiyaan
apney se ae sharmaaoon
mann ki umangein chhupaayike
main to chali saj bann`ke
jhaanjhan mori chhankey
chali saj bann` ke
nainon mein kajraa lagaayike

dhadhkan gaaye geet milan ke aey ae aey
joodaa mehkey choodaa khann`key aey ae ae aey ae
simtee jaaoon jis dum guzrey
jhonkhey mast pawan ke
halki chunariyaa udaayike
main to chali saj bann`ke
jhaanjhan mori chhankey
chali saj bann` ke
nainon mein kajraa lagaayike

jaaoon balam tak
bhaagey bhaagey aey ae
jaaoon balam tak
bhaagey bhaagey
kaayaa ?? pag
sadak hai aagey
phir bhi naaheen
kattey dagariyaa…aaa
phir bhi naaheen
katey dagariyaa
mann meraa dhadkann laagey
milan ki aas lagaayike
main to chali saj bann`ke
jhaanjhan mori chhankey
chali saj bann` ke ae
nainon mein kajraa lagaayike


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Blog Day :

5147 Post No. : 17109

‘Aan Baan’ (1956) was produced and directed by DD Kashyap for Kashyap Productions, Bombay. The movie had Nalini Jaywant, Usha Kiran, Ajit, Mahipal, Ulhas, Pran, Niranjan Sharma etc in it.

‘Aan Baan’ (1956) had eight songs in it. Three songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fourth song from this film to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Toone kaisi aag lagaayi (Aan Baan)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

tooney aey ae ae kaisi aag lagaayi ee ee
kaisi aag lagaayee
tooney aey ae kaisi aag lagaayi ee ee
kaisi aag lagaayee

ye aag jaley ae to dil tadpey
ye bujh jaaye to dil tarsey ae
ye aag jaley ae to dil tadpey
ye bujh jaaye to dil tarsey
na jalaa hi sakoon
na bujhaa hi sakoon oon
ye kaisi jyot jalaayee ee ee
tooney aey ae kaisi aag lagaayi ee ee
kaisi aag lagaayee

pahley to aisi baat na thhee
o o o o o
o o o o o
pehle to aisi baat na thhee
aisey din aisi raat na thhee
aisey din aisi raat na thhee
ik ghadee mein jaadoo kar daalaa
o zaalim teri duhaayee ee ee
tooney aey ae kaisi aag lagaayi ee ee
kaisi aag lagaayee.

taaron ne diye taaney mujhko
kyun neend nahin aati tujhko
taaron ne diye ae taaney mujhko
kyon neend nahin aati tujhko
karwat pe karwat le le ke
maine saari raat bitaayee ee ee
tooney aey ae kaisi aag lagaayi ee ee
kaisi aag lagaayee ee

 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तूने ए ए ए
कैसी आग लगाई ई ई
तूने ए ए कैसी आग लगाई ई ई
कैसी आग लगाई

ये आग जले तो दिल तड़पे
ये बुझ जाये तो दिल तरसे
ये आग जले तो दिल तड़पे
ये बुझ जाये तो दिल तरसे
ना जला ही सकूँ
ना बुझा ही सकूँ
ये कैसी ज्योत जलाये ई ई
तूने ए ए कैसी आग लगाई ई ई
कैसी आग लगाई

पहले तो ऐसी बात ना थी
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
पहले तो ऐसी बात ना थी
ऐसे दिन ऐसी रात ना थी
इक घड़ी में जादू कर डाला
ओ ज़ालिम तेरी दुहाई ई ई
तूने ए ए कैसी आग लगाई ई ई
कैसी आग लगाई

तारों ने दिये ताने मुझको
क्यों नींद नहीं आती तुझको
तारों ने दिये ताने मुझको
क्यों नींद नहीं आती तुझको
करवट पे करवट ले ले के
मैंने सारी रात बिताई ई ई
तूने ए ए कैसी आग लगाई ई ई
कैसी आग लगाई


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 :

5143 Post No. : 17105

Today’s song is from a ‘C’ grade stunt film Al Hilal aka The judgement of Allah- 1958.

Those readers who keep a track of old films may remember that way back in 1935, Sagar Movietone had produced a film of the same name Al Hilal. It was the first film of Mehboob Khan as a Director and the film had Kumar and Sitara Devi as the lead pair. That film was quite successful and even Baburao Patel of Film India magazine had praised not only the film but also hailed Mehboob Khan as a Diamond for Future.

Compared to the banner, the director or even the lead pair of the Sagar film, this Al Hilal of 1958 was absolutely nowhere. In the 40’s and the 50’s C grade action/stunt films were not even seen by educated audiences. The film magazines and newspapers never took notice of such ” Maar dhad ” films. These films were always shown in the dilapidated old theatres situated in labour class bastis. The audience of such stunt films used to be from lower strata of society, the daily bread earners and the low level workers. But then, this film Al Hilal-1958 produced something that amazed the whole film world !

Before I tell you more about this film, I will tell you one small story.When I was studying in school in Hyderabad, I had a classmate by the name Ramanlal Jain. he was very poor in studies and always used to be the centre of criticism of our teachers of all subjects. In every annual examination his rank used to be usually in the last 3 students. But he passed every year. When we were in the 11th standard, we all studied hard for the 12th class Board examination. Our school had a very good record in the ‘Pass’ percentage of students. Based on the history of Ramanlal Jain’s scores and studies, the school denied him entry into the 12 th class and he had to change his school. He coolly left.

In those days, very few students used to get the First Class and their names would be published in local newspapers in Hyderabad. Among the total of about 10000 students of 12th class Board Examination, hardly 20 to 30 students used to pass in First division. That year, when the results were announced, I was one of the First division students and my name was published in the newspapers. I, my family and my school were very happy.

Our school teachers and we all students were shocked to find Ramanlal Jain’s name also in the Rank holders’ list of that year, from another school. We were all astonished as to how this dull student with a poor history of success appeared in the Rank Holders’ list ! But it was true !! He had done it !!!

Same case was with the film Al Hilal-1958. It was just another C grade stunt film, about which not many people even knew, which was being shown in the old city cinema hall in a poor Basti. But it gave an unprecedented and unexpected shock when one of its songs – ‘ Hamen to loot liya milke husnwalon ne’ became an All India craze and very popular in no time. This qawwali became so popular that in almost every Irani hotel the record was played repeatedly, on public demand. Hundreds of the records were sold daily and the film’s name also became famous forever.

The first famous qawwali was from the film Zeenat-” Aahen na bhari…..” in 1945. The second was from the film Khidki-1948, ” Kismat hamare saath hai’. These two popular qawwalis were not sung by any Qawwal, whereas Al Hilal qawwali was sung by a professional qawwal- Ismail Azad. He had earlier sung a qawwali in the film Taj aur Talwar-56 and Jahaji Lootera-57. The fallout of the popularity of this qawwali was the rise of the other qawwals like Yusuf Azad qawwal and Jani babu qawwal as well as Shakila Bano Bhopali.

The qawwali of the film Jahaji Lootera-57 was filmed on actor Shaikh and the Al Hilal qawwali also was filmed on him. One interesting point was that this qawwali was in two parts and the second part was shown after the words THE END appeared on the screen and the audience got up to leave. Shaikh came on the screen and asked them to sit to listen to the second part of the song !.

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 8 films as per HFGK (Daulat ki duniya-47, Fifty Fifty-UR, Nakli Baap-49, Jiya Raja-49, Dushman-50, Simba-51, 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 on screen singer in the iconic qawali, “Humen to loot liya milke husn walon ne ‘ from the film Al Hilal-58.

He 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.

The cast of the film was Shakila, Mahipal,Hiralal, Shaikh, Nasreen, Sulochana, Indira, Maqbool, Gulab and many others. The story of the film was-

This was a story in an Arab country. King Kehran (Heeralal) wants his subjects to worship only him and not Allah. Those who believed in Allah were tortured and killed too. mahipal is one of his slaves and a believer in allah. Shakila is a poor knife seller. In the first of the film shakila moves about as a boy. She stays in the jungle and is a believer too.
The king gets a son, but the astrologer tells him that the son will become a believer. As the son grows he is also tortured. Finally the son is left in the jungle to die. Shakila finds him and brings him up. Mahipal is exposed as a believer and escapes from the palace along with his friend Fazlu (Shaikh) to the jungle. here he meets Shakila, both fall in love and sings some songs. Fazlu also loves Nasreen, another girl in the village.
Finally there is a fierce attack on the king, wherein Shakila kills the king. The prince is crowned as the new king. Shakila and mahipal unite. Shaikh and Nasreen also unite and all ends well.

Nasreen who acted in this film was the youngest sister of Shakeela. The younger sister was Noor-who married Johnny Walker and retired from films. Nasreen also worked in this film and after leaving films, got married and settled down. Only Shakila continued in films. There was another actress Nasreen who had acted in the film Shahjahan-46 and Eik Roz-47. She was the daughter of actress Anwari and Music Director Rafiq Ghaznavi. Her real name was Zarine. She too left films, married Agha Liyaqat and settled in London and Dubai. Her daughter was Salma Agha.

The qawwali “Hamen to Loot liya” became the 5000th song on this Blog, jointly written by three posters and posted on 13-11-2011. Today’s song is a duet sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Manna Dey. It is filmed on Shakila and Mahipal on the screen. This is the 4thsong rom the movie here. It was composed by Bulo C Rani and the lyrics were by Shevan Rizvi.


Song-Bigdi hai baat bana de (al Hilaal)(1958) Singers- Suman Kalyanpur, Manna Dey, Lyricist- Shewan Rizvi, MD- Bulo C Rani
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

dil se jo baat nikalti hai
asar rakhti hai
par nahin taakte parvaaj mager rakhti hai
madad kar
madad kar
madad ki ghadi hai
tere naam par
aaj baat aa padi hai
tere naam par
aaj baat aa padi hai
tere naam par
aaj baat aa padi hai

bigdi hai baat banaa de
bigad ke banaane waale
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

bigdi hai baat banaa de
bigad ke banaane waale
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

toone agar na meri suni
kya kahenge log
toone agar na meri suni
kya kahenge log
tujhko bhi aur humko bhi
jhoothha kahenge log
tujhko bhi aur humko bhi
jhoothha kahenge log
o o o o
o o o
o o o

bandon ki laaj rakh le
izzat tu aaj rakh le
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

bigdi hai baat banaa de
bigad ke banaane waale
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

apna to gham nahin
humen is baat ka hai dar
apna to gham nahin
humen is baat ka hai dar
ilzaam aa na jaaye kahin
tere naam par
ilzaam aa na jaaye kahin
tere naam par
o o o o
o o o
o o o

dil ki pukar sun le
parvardigaar sun le
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

bigdi hai baat banaa de
bigad ke banaane waale
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

aankhon ke ashq le le
aa aa aa aa aa
nazron ka noor de de
aa aa aa aa aa
nazron ka noor de de
aa aa aa aa aa
nazron ka noor de de
aa aa aa aa aa
nazron ka noor de de


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This article is the 17100th song post in the blog.
This post also includes the 1500th Hindi lyrics contribution by Sudhir ji.

Blog Day :

5140 Post No. : 17100

We in this blog regularly publish song posts everyday without a fail. The last date when no post appeared in the blog was 25 December 2019 (Blog day number 4177). Today (14 August 2022) is the 5140th day for the blog. So there has been no DOT day for the blog during last 973 days !

When we are this regular, then song posts add up and before we realize, we arrive at the next century mark. The previous century mark was a big occasion when we reached a round figure of 17000 song posts.

Nowadays only one or two songs posts appear in a day whereas more than six songs used to appear daily in the blog ten years ago, as we have been noticing while discussing songs under our Blog Ten Year Challenge series. Even then we reach our centuries fairly regularly. The 17000th song post appeared on 2 June 2022. Today, on 14 august 2022, that is 63 days later, we arrive at the next century song post, namely song post number 17100 !

This is a century song post with some difference. It is the first century post for the blog after the blog became ASAD Bhopali. In other words, it is the first century post after I superannuated from my Railway service and settled down at Bhopal. If I or others thought that the pace of the blog will pick up, that has not happened. In any case, we nowadays are not much concerned about the pace at which we are going. We just ensure that no day should be a DOT date.

The century post is always a special post that showcases a song that is special in one way or the other. All the 170 century songs (yes we have had that many century posts in the blog) have been very special songs. Assuming each of these song to be 3 minutes long, listening to all these songs non stop will require 510 minutes, viz 8 hours 30 minutes ! Assuming someone sets out to listen to all the 17100 songs at the same rate of 3 minutes per song, he will need 51300 minutes, which is 855 hours viz nearly 36 days (non stop round the clock) worth of music !

Regulars have actually listened to all these songs. I, who has published bulk of these song posts have actually listened to all these songs multiple times !

So one can have some rough idea of how much time has gone into the effort of bringing all this collection together at one place. And this is by now an online collaboration of nearly two dozen like minded music lovers who have been putting on enormous amount of time and effort and love into this ongoing online project of collecting and piecing together authentic information about the glorious history of Hindi movie music.

As a result of our collective effort, we have showcased songs from over 4600 movies. More than 1000 singers, more than 800 lyricists and more than 500 music directors are already represented in the blog. 1329 movies have already been YIPPEEE’D.

The above figures may not look very impressive to the uninitiated, but the initiated persons will know that this is perhaps the only place online where all this information is available at one place. For instance, many of the YIPPEEE’D movies had songs that are rare songs. Those missing songs have been specially located and uploaded by us (more specifically by Sudhir Ji). Similarly a few of the special songs (including century songs) were special songs that were uploaded for the first time online while those special posts were published.

During the process of our posts, We found songs that were incorrectly credited in HFGK. we have come across songs that did not find mention in HFGK. We also had occasions when new information about songs and artists were received from comments made by knowledgeable sources. Sometimes even close relatives of the artists commented on our posts and shared invaluable information with us.

All the above facts are extremely satisfying to us who are associated with the blog in various capacities. We feel that we in our own small ways, are contributing our mite to human knowledge . With time, our contribution may find more appreciation, I am sure of it.

I started thinking about a song for the occasion only at the last moment which is my wont these days. I finally zeroed in on this song from ‘Nav Durga’ (1953).

‘Nav Durga’ was produced by Homi Wadia and directed by Babubhai Mistri for Basant Pictures Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Mahipal, SN Tripathi, Sulochana Chatterji, Amarnath, Agha Shapur, Raja Sandow etc. in it. The movie had nine songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the blog so far.

The song being discussed is sung by two sisters. We have hundreds of songs sung by Mangeshkar sisters, but there were other sisters too in HFM. But duets sung by these sisters are few and far between. Suman Kalyanpur (nee Hemadi) has sung a few duets with her sisters, such as Shyama Chittar (nee Hemadi). Geeta Dutt too had a sister called Laxmi Roy, but her sister sang very few songs before vanishing from the HFM after her marriage.

The song under discussion is sung by Geeta Dutt (then Roy) and Laxmi Roy. Ramesh Chandra Pandey is the lyricist. Music is composed by SN Tripathi. This is a joyous song. Geeta Dutt sings initial stanzas. Laxmi Roy’s voice appears towards the later half of the song.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support and encouragement that is providing us with the energy to drive this musical bandwagon on and on. Let this musical bandwagon roll on and on for many more centuries of songs.


Song-Aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar (Nav Durga)(1953) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Laxmi Roy, Lyrics-Ramesh Chandra Pandey, MD-S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar
ho o o
aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar
sakhi chamka umangon ka taara
ho sakhi chamka umangon ka taara
chamka umangon ka taara
ho sakhi chamka umangon ka taara

bagiya mein chhaayi umang hai
aaj phoolon mein preetam ka rang hai
ho o
phoolo mein preetam ka rang hai
bagiya mein chhaayi umang hai
aur phoolon mein pritam ka rang hai
ho o
phoolon mein pritam ka rang hai
honthon mein pyaas liye
milne ki aas liye
dulhan ne ghoonghat utaara
ho sakhi chamka umangon ka taara
chamka umangon ka taara
ho sakhi chamka umangon ka taara

aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar
sakhi chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi chamka hai nainon ka taara
chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara

mukhda gulaab sa hai pyaara
jhoole nanha sa raaja dulaara
o jhoole nanha sa raaja dulaara

mukhda gulaab sa hai pyaara
jhoole nanha sa raaja dulaara
o jhoole nanha sa raaja dulaara

maiya ki god bhari
nainon ko jyot mili
jagmag hai aangan humaara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara

chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara
aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar
sakhi chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara
chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आई बहार किए सोलह सिंगार
हो ओ ओ
आई बहार किए सोलह सिंगार
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा

बगिया में छाई उमंग है
आज फूलों में प्रीतम का रंग है
हो ओ
फूलों में प्रीतम का रंग है
बगिया में छाई उमंग है
आज फूलों में प्रीतम का रंग है
हो ओ
फूलों में प्रीतम का रंग है
होठों में प्यास लिए
मिलने की आस लिए
दुल्हन ने घूँघट उतारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा

आई बहार किए सोलह सिंगार
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा

मुखड़ा गुलाब सा है प्यारा
झूले नन्हा सा राजा दुलारा
ओ झूले नन्हा सा राजा दुलारा
मुखड़ा गुलाब सा है प्यारा
झूले नन्हा सा राजा दुलारा
ओ झूले नन्हा सा राजा दुलारा
मैया की गोद भरी
नैनों को ज्योत मिली
जगमग है आँगन हमारा
हो सखी
चमका है नैनों का तारा
चमका है नैनों का तारा
हो सखी
चमका है नैनों का तारा

आई बहार किए सोलह सिंगार
सखी चमका है नैनों का तारा
हो सखी चमका है नैनों का तारा
सखी चमका है नैनों का तारा
हो सखी चमका है नैनों का तारा


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 FOURTEEN years. This blog has over 17100 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 5000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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Total number of songs posts discussed

17162

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1329
Total Number of movies covered=4609

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