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Blog Day :

4800 Post No. : 16565

Hullo Atuldom

The song with this post is from “Zameen Ke Taare” (1960) not to be confused with the modern day “Taare Zameen Par” (2007). Both the movies had children as center of the movies. But that is where the similarities end.

“Zameen Ke Taare” had a cast of Daisy Irani, Honey Irani, Motilal, Achala Sachdev, Prem Kumar, Kiran Kumari, Anwar Hussain, Kumud Tripathi, Tun Tun, etc. I think Mumtaz and Jayshree T. too were in the movie as child actors. It was directed by Chandulal Shah and produced by Navinchandra Shah for Chandra Movies. It had music by S. Mohinder and songs were written by Tanveer Naqvi, Pandit Indra and Anand Bakshi. The movie had Asha Bhonsle, Sudha Malhotra, Manna Dey and Mohd Rafi as playback singers. It had eight songs of which the blog has the following three.

Song Date of posting
Tinke pe tinka chhutti ke din ka 2 June 2011
Deep gagan ke tum ho 29 November 2016
O mere pyaaron zameen ke taaron 8 september 2020

The last song posted (O mere pyaaron zameen ke taaron) had a post by Nahmji. It was an attempt to combine the birthdays of the singing legend Asha Bhonsle and music director of yesteryears S. Mohinder. Almost like what I am attempting with this post. And just like Nahmji, I also realized that the composer of the ’50s and ’60s passed away last September on the 6th, two days before he would have turned 95. I read through this news item which was written by Kushal Gopalka. It gave me a lot of knowledge about the music director of such popular songs as ‘Guzara hua zamaana aata nahi dobaara’ from the 1956 release ‘Shirin Farhad’. If I had not read that article I would not have known that I have heard songs tuned by him and enjoyed them.

Today’s song has the child actors Daisy Irani (Mangoo) and Honey Irani (Tingu) lip-syncing to Asha Bhonsle and Sudha Malhotra. This sweet and cute sounding song is penned by Anand Bakshi. The kids Mangoo and Tingu are on a trip in quest of Bhagwan because they have been told that their mothers have gone to “Bhagwan ka ghar”. In the course of their travels they come in contact with a number of people who provide them with diverse answers about where to find Bhagwan. The songs of the movie are set around these incidents. Rather interesting movie, I managed to see part of it in my quest of locating the actors mentioned in the cast.

With this post I wish my favourite singer Asha Bhonsleji on turning a year older. May she have a healthy and lovely life and may we have the pleasure of hearing her for some more years.


Song-Chunnu patang ko kehta hai kite (Zameen Ke Taare)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-S Mohinder

Lyrics

{whistling}
chunnu patang ko kehta hai kite
bolo beta tingu yeh wrong hai ya right
right right right
ram ke murge ki hai ek taang
bolo beta tingu yeh right hai ya wrong
wrong wrong wrong

lakdi ki khatiya pe haathi gaya let
hathni se kaha ke banao aamlet
lakdi ki khatiya pe haathi gaya let
hathni se kaha ke banao aamlet
football match mein jeeta hai maine cup
arre bolo beta tingu ye sachch hai ya gap
arre gap gap gap

{whistling}

oont ne chidiya ko kar liya catch
donon mein hua phir khushti ka match
oont ne chidiya ko kar liya catch
donon mein hua phir khushti ka match
chidiya se oont ki taang gayi toot
arre bolo beta tingu ye sachch hai ya jhoot
jhooth jhooth jhooth

ek tamasha maine dekha mere meet
paan khaake ek chooha gaa raha tha geet
ooohoo ooohoo
ek tamasha maine dekha mere meet
paan khaake ek chooha gaa raha tha geet
paas baithi billi tabla rahi thi peet
paas baithi billi tabla rahi thi peet
bolo beta tingu yeh galat hai ya theek
theek arre re re galat

{whistling}


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Blog Day :

4798 Post No. : 16560

Today’s song is from the film Shiv Bhakta-1955.

Today (6-9-2021) is the last Monday of the Shrawan month in this part of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra pradesh, telangana,Assam, West Bengal and Tripura). Actually, today is also the last day of this month of shrawan. From tomorrow month of Bhadrapad starts and within few days, will be Ganesh Chaturthi- celebrations for the home coming of Lord Ganesh – the Vighna Harta i.e. संकट मोचक (remover of Obstacles).

Film Shiv Bhakt-55 was made by A.V.M. in Madras. By and large, in my opinion, South India has protected, followed and nurtured the Hindu Dharma and Indian traditions as compared to other parts. Culture is practically the same all over India, but in the south one can still see old traditions and cultural activities followed more. This is my personal observation. As a Marketing Professional I had the opportunity to travel throughout India-even smaller towns- for almost 25 years. In these years i have observed and made notes in my diaries from time to time about the specialties of each state and its people.

Mythological films are very popular in South India. Though the number is less now, still more such films are made in the south than any other part of India. As if a tradition, most of the famous and the well known actors from south began their film careers by first doing a Mythological film. M G Ramchandran-MGR, N T Rama Rao-NTR, A Nageshwar Rao-ANR, Anjali Devi, Sivaji ganeshan and many others began with a religious film. Even Dr. Rajkumar of kannada movies started with a film on a Shiv Bhakt – Bedara kannappa-54.

Today’s film Shiv Bhakta-55 is directed by one legend from the south- H L N Simha or H. Laxmi Nar Simha. His name is not known outside the south, but in the south, especially in the Kannada film world, he was a highly respected personality.

H L N Simha was born on 25-7-1904, at a village Madhalli, in Malavalli in Mandya district of Karnataka. Starting as an actor in Dramas, he soon established his own drama company-” Chandrakala Natak Mandali”,along with a fellow actor Mohd. Peer. His first film was Sanskara Nauka-36,in which he was an actor,writer, screenplay writer and its Director too. He is famous for locating and introducing Dr. Rajkumar into films. Raja Sulochana and Pandaribai are also his discoveries. He was credited for making Dr. Rajkumar work in a Telugu film, under his direction-” Kalahasti Mahatmyam”-54. This was Rajkumar’s only film outside Kannada language !

Mr.Simha served the stage and film industry for nearly half a century. His interest in stage began when he was a young lad and wrote his short play, ‘Destiny Rules Humanity’ and brought it on stage with Mohamed Peer, another renowned stage actor of yesteryears. Later he joined the famous Varadachar Drama Company and began playing minor roles.

Appreciating the stage talent of Mr.Simha, Gubbi Veeranna sent him to Bombay, present Mumbai, for training in film direction. After the training, Mr.Simha joined hands with Mr.Gubbi Veeranna as Assistant Director and produced a silent movie, “His Love Affair”. His major stage play, “Samsara Nouka” (the life’s boat) brought him rich encomiums as a top drama producer and director. It was brought on stage during 1933. Breaking tradition of Pouranic plays, “Samasara Nouke” tread a new path. It became the first social play in Kannada touching upon the prevailing social issues and conditions like dowry, unemployment and widow marriage. Simha played the leading role as Maadhu, while Peer Sab as Sundara in this play, which was staged in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu also, besides in several places in Karnataka.

His role as Shahajan in the same title play and as Chenna in ‘Gouthama Buddha’ play brought him more laurels. Then leading stage personalities like T.P.Kailasam, Pandit Taranath and Thirumale Thatacharya Sharma were among those who lauded the acting abilities of Mr.Simha, apart from his abilities as a director of Kannada plays.

Simha later set up his own troupe, “Simha’s Select Artistes” and produced dramas like “Abba Aa Hudugi”, “Bamgarada Bara”, “Madhakari Nayaka”. Those who acted in these dramas included Rathnakar and M.V.Narayana Rao (who spoke at the function on July 27), film script writer Sorot Aswath, and M.V.Rajamma.

The next phase in the life of Mr.Simha was that of a film producer. Then famous film producer of Madras, Mr. K.Rajagopala Chettiar invited Mr. Simha to produce his famous play “Samsara Nouka’ as a film. Taking up the challenge of producing a social Kannada film for the first time, Mr.Simha introduced to the film industry B.R.Panthulu, M.V.Rajamma, Dikki Madhava Rao, Tamash Madhava Rao, Hunsur Krishnamurthy and Hanumantha Rao, who later became leading personalities in the Kannada film world.

When Mr. Simha was looking for a suitable person for his ‘Bedara Kannappa’, he saw Mutthu Raju, now Dr. Rajkumar, who has now become a household name in the film industry, at Nanjangud and gave him the new name in the lead role. This film became a hit and brought Dr.Rajkumar to limelight. Apart from Dr.Rajkumar, Mr.Simha introduced several other famous personalities like G.V.Iyer, Narasimha Raju, Raja Sulochana, Honnappa Bhagavathar, Raja Shankar, B. Hanumanthachar to the film world.

Mr.Simha’s last film was “Anugraha” in 1970, had a song written by his son, Mr.Sheshachandra. But unfortunately, Mr.Simha was not alive to see the film, when it was released. He passed away on July 3, 1972, leaving a legend behind him, which, unfortunately very few remember today.

The cast of the film Shiv Bhakt-55 was Shahu Modak, Padmini, Ragini, Anant Marathe, Pandari bai,Ramachandra sastry and many others. Lyrics were by G S Nepali and the music was given by Chitragupt. One name in the cast is Pandaribai. She is one south indian actress who worked in many Hindi films Her first Hindi film was ‘Bahar’-51, in which evn Vaijayanti mala had debuted.

Pandari Bai (18-9-1928 to 29 January 2003) was an actress of South Indian languages films, mostly in Kannada language during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. She was born on 18-9-1928 at Bhatkal, Karnatak, to Kaveri Bai and Ranga Rao. She is considered Kannada cinema’s first successful heroine. She has acted as both heroine and mother to stalwarts such as Rajkumar, M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan. She was the heroine in Rajkumar’s debut movie Bedara Kannappa and also Sivaji’s debut movie Parasakthi. She has acted in over 1,000 films in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Bai was honoured by Kalaimamani from the Tamil Nadu government.

Pandaribai began her career in acting in plays based on mythological stories before making her film debut in 1943 with the Kannada language film, Vani. She appeared in the 1954 Kannada film Bedara Kannappa opposite Rajkumar. In the film, she played Neela, wife of Kanna (played by Rajkumar), a hunter. She established herself as a lead actress portraying a woman with a “progressive” image assuming the burdens of a feudal patriarchy in films such as Sant Sakhu (1955) and Rayara Sose (1957). In 1959, she appeared in Abba Aa Hudugi, with her sister Mynavathi. The film is considered a landmark in Kannada cinema.
Later in her career Pandari Bai played the mother of stars older than her, most of whom had played the lead with her in her earlier years. She worked in 27 Hindi films. Her first Hindi film was Bahar-52, in which Vaijayantimala made her Debut in Hindi films. Pandharibai’s Hindi pronunciation initially was typically south indian, but over a period, she improved her diction. Her last Hindi film was Time Bomb-1996. However, after her death on 29-1-2003, 3 more delayed Hindi films were released. She came to be known to Hindi audiences mainly due to her role in the film Bhabhi-57. Some of her famous Hindi films were Panchayat-58, Paigham-59, Rakhwala-71, Apna desh-72 and Sampoorna Ramayan-73.

The story of the film was – The story of the film was-
Manimant and Alka are a happy couple in Gandharva Lok. Due to a curse by Indra, they have to take birth on Earth. They are found in the jungle by a Hunter who adopts them and brings them up. When they are young, they are married as Deena and Neela. They live a happy life, but some bad elements in their tribe spread rumours about them and they are thrown out of the village. Deena is very angry and becomes a nastik (atheist) because, for no fault of theirs, god has punished them. Neela however has deep faith in God.

One day when Deena could not get any animal for hunting, tired he sits at a place, which happens to be a Shiva Temple. The priest Kashinath finds out about him and asks him to repeat the mantra “Om Namah Shivay” continuously till he gets an animal. Deena, without knowing anything about it, starts the Japa and after some time his heart is filled with bhakti Rasa and love for God.

The chief Priest Kailashnath is a bogus person. He steals God’s jewellery and gives it to his dancer girlfriend Rani. When the theft comes to light, Deena is accused of the theft as he was in the temple. For the second time he has to suffer for no fault. Deena and Neela continue the Japa of Om Namah shivay and are ready to give the supreme sacrifice with their lives, when Lord Shiva appears before them and takes them to Gandharvalok again.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosle.


Song- Miley ameeri ya fakeeri mujh dar kya(Shiv Bhakt)(1955) Singer- Asha Bhosle, Lyricist- G.S.Nepali, MD- Chitragupt

Lyrics

o o o o
o o o o
o o o o o
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re ae ae
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re

aayenge saajan
man naache mera
aansoo ki aad mein chamka sawera
chamka sawera
aayenge saajan
man naache mera
aansoo ki aad mein chamka sawera
chamka sawera
ho o ho o
laakh andhera ho magar
sada bhor ho
chamke nayi ujiyaari re
ho o ho o
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re

aaya ghata se chanda nikal ke
maare khushi ke do naina chhalke
do naina chhalke
aaya ghata se chanda nikal ke
maare khushi ke do naina chhalke
do naina chhalke
ho o ho o
bas mein na man
nas nas mein hai pyaar ki
meethhi meethhi chingaari re
ho o ho o
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re

mausam ke jaisa sukh dukh ka aalam
phir kaahe ro ke moti lutaana
moti lutaana
mausam ke jaisa sukh dukh ka aalam
phir kaahe ro ke moti lutaana
moti lutaana
ho o ho o
aise hi rahe bin kahe Mahadev jee
meri ?? phulwaari re
ho o ho o
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re


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 :

4795 Post No. : 16555

Today’s song is from the film Actor-1951.

Four songs of this film are already discussed here, however I liked this funny song, so I selected this song for today’s post. The film made under the banner of Sarosh Pictures, Bombay was produced by H.M.Kerawala and Bhojani. The film was directed by Ramjibhai Arya. He came to Talkie films from silent films. After working as an assistant to a few directors he first directed film Hind ke laal-40, then came Manthan-41, Jungle ki Pukar-46, Bhedi Dushman-46, Sher-E-Bengal-47 and his last film was Actor 51.

The music was by Aziz Khan and Ibrahim. In my last post, I had given Asha Bhosle’s song from the film ‘ Andhon ki Duniya’-1947 as an example how the film industry history adapts itself to make corrections in its earlier information. By sheer coincidence, even in this post also a film industry history adaptation example is present.

Ibrahim, the joint MD in this film as well as two other films- Utho Jaago-1947 and Bachelor Husband-1950 was considered to be the brother of Ghulam Mohd. MD. This Ibrahim worked as assistant to Naushad for a long time, after Ghulam Mohd. expired. For many years these 3 films were credited to his name. Even author Pankaj Raag, in his book ” Dhunon ki Yatra’ Mentioned the same thing.

However while working on the book on the Clarinet Expert Master Ibrahim, Dr. Surjit Singh ji had interviewed Iqbal Ajmeri-Master Ibrahim’s son, who had confirmed that the MD for these 3 films was Master Ibrahim and not Ibrahim, brother of Ghulam Mohd. After reading this in that book, just to confirm this, I wrote to shri Harmandir Hamraaz ji about my doubt. He promptly replied that he too had met and interviewed Iqbal Ajmeri- who was an expert in Music history of the Hindi films, had also confirmed that these films had music by Master Ibrahim only. Thus, one more correction in the history pages !

A lot has been written about Aziz khan on this Blog, by me as well as Sadanand Kamath ji, so I will not go into that again here. Instead, here is a note on Master Ibrahim, the expert Clarinet player who was the joint MD for today’s film.

Film critics and those who wrote in glossy magazines ignored stunt and action films, but a certain portion of the Indian audience was a firm supporter of such films. Master Vithal, Master Bhagwan, Baburao pehelwan, John Cavas, kamran etc were their Heroes. Usually the Music Directors and Directors of these films were unknown and those available on minimum fees were always hired.

The Music Director of this type of film was also one such person – Master Ibrahim, who did only 2 films as independent MD. He, however, gave music, along with Aziz Khan to film “ Utho Jaago-1947″, Bachelor Husband-1950 with Sarswati Devi and film Actor-1951, with Aziz Hindi. In the 50s and the 60s decade, there used to be a programme on Radio Ceylon, titled “Saaz aur Awaz”, at 7 am everyday. In this programme, film songs on different Musical Instruments were played-like Van Shipley on Guitar, Bismilla Khan on Shehnayi,Master Ibrahim on Clarinet. After this programme, there was ” Ek hi filmon ke geet” and at 7.30 the evergreen “Purane filmon ke geet” was scheduled.

For many years, I used to wonder as to who this Master Ibrahim was. I had read about Van Shipley and others, but information on Master Ibrahim was not seen anywhere. Finally, when my friend Javed Hamid ji from Delhi, sent me his book copies, published in Hindi, I found an article on Ibrahim, in one of his books,” Hindi cinema ke sadabahar Sangeetkar “.

His name was Ibrahim Rehmat Ali ( or E.R.Ali or Master Ajmeri, on some Record labels). He was born in 1915 at Ajmer and by his 11th year itself, he achieved expertise in playing a difficult musical instrument like Clarinet. he also learnt classical music from Banne khan, Jere khan and Dinkar Rao. From 1934 to 1936, he worked in Ranjit Movietone’s Music department. Then he joined All India Radio, for the next 6 years. In 1942, he joined H.M.V. and served there for the next 25 years.

In these 25 years, Master Ibrahim played his Clarinet in more than 6000 songs, recorded at HMV. He was also the Pioneer in presenting film songs on Musical Instruments. Even during his service. A.I.R. Bombay used to arrange his Clarinet Mehfil every month. He used to present different Ragas on Clarinet as per time of the day or night.

He gave music to only two films. Both were C grade,in the 40s decade. These films were Parbat Ki Rani-1948 and Bigde Dil-1949. He worked as assistant to many Music Directors like Ghulam Hyder, V K Naidu, Shyam Sundar, Fateh Ali Khan, Gulshan Sufi and Firoz Nizami.

He played not just the Clarinet, but also played the Xylophone, Vibraphone, Alto saxophone, Supranophone and a few others. After his film songs on Clarinet became popular, different artistes like Van Shipley on Hawaiian Guitar, Enoch Daniels, Goodi Seervai, Hazara Singhand Sunil Ganguly on Piano Accordion and Brian Silas on Piano also became famous and popular, with their performances.

Master Ibrahim died on 20th September 1980, due to a Heart attack. The work of preserving his music on CDs started by HMV from 2015 and so far 4 CDs are published. His contribution in songs of films like Mughal E Azam, C.I.D., Mere Mehboob, Basant Bahar, Madhumati, Maya, Goonj uthi Shehnai etc is remembered even today. Every year Radio Ceylon pays tributes to him on his death anniversary on 20th September by playing only his records.

He had 3 sons, who all are in the Music industry. They are experts in Vibraphones. Its use is very frequent in films nowadays.

Recently, Dr.Surjit Singh ji has published an exclusive book on Master ibrahim.

( I thank Javed Hamid ji for his article in his book ” Hindi Cinema ke Sadabahar Sangeetkar” हिंदी सिनेमा के सदाबहार संगीतकार ).

The cast of the film Actor-51 was Ramola, Bhagwan, Indumati, Sundar, Murad,Sulochana Cuckoo and many others. It is a notable coincidence that in 1951, in just One year alone, there were 3 films with almost the same story and Bhagwan was the Hero in all 3 films – Actor-51, Damad-51 and Albela-51. The basic story was that a poor man, without any help, tries to become a Singer or an Actor and how Luck helps him to become a famous artiste.

Film Daamaad was censored on 8-2-51, film Actor was censored on 1-5-51 and Albela was censored on 13-12-51 and released immediately on the next day i.e. 14-12-51. Earlier it was felt by me that film Actor was a failed copy of film Albela. That was before I got the HFGK. Now I know that I was wrong in my assumption. The fact is actually different. Both C Ramchandra and Raj kapoor were after Bhagwan to start a Social film, instead of making only stunt/action films. After working in these two films, Bhagwan became aware that this story was a winning one, if made into film wisely and if C Ramchandra gives his best music.

Bhagwan started making a draft and writing the story of Albela. Due to his image of a stunt film maker, no mainstream Heroine was ready to work in his film and he could not afford their fees also. He thought of Geeta Bali. When he narrated the story to her, smart as she was, she understood its potential to become a Hit film, and she agreed to work in Albela as a Heroine. The rest, as they say, is History !

The Lyricist of all the 10 songs was Nazim Panipati, who was the brother of Wali Saheb, a producer and Director of the 40’s. Wali Saheb was the husband of actress Mumtaz Shanti. They both migrated to Pakistan, but Nazim Panipati stayed in India. In the cast one name Indumati is there. This is a less known name for most readers, I feel. INDUMATI LELE (Born 18 December 1927 – Died 11 September 2013), forgotten Yesteryears Indian Theatre and Film Actress turned Folk Artiste.

Indumati and Kumudini Lele who were once famous as ‘Lele Sisters’ in Hindi and Marathi Theatre and Cinema fields, have been forgotten today. Indumati Lele, died at the age of 86, when she was still working as an examiner for the television program ‘Dum Damadam’.

Kumud and Indumati, were both known as ‘Lele Sisters” in the fifties. Both of them originally hailed from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Their father Girdhar Lele was in Government job as Director of Agriculture, at Indore. From an early age, the two sisters loved acting and dancing. Both were involved in dance and dance related activities in their school. Prithviraj Kapoor saw the two at one of the school events and talked to their father and brought them straight to Mumbai. For the next two years, both sisters worked as artists in Prithviraj Kapoor’s ‘Prithvi Theatres” until the company closed. They played different roles in several of his Plays and had the fortune of touring India all along with Prithviraj Kapoor.

While Kumudini acted in Bimal Roy’s ‘Parivar’, ‘Bandini’ etc. and in few Marathi films like ‘Ram Ram Pauna’ etc., Indumati Lele acted in Prithviraj Kapoor’s Shakuntala’ and other plays. She also acted in some films while working in ‘Prithvi Theaters’, like Mazdoor-45, ‘Shehnai’ (1947), ‘Aag’ (1948), ‘Sunahare Din’ (1949), ‘Gauna’ (1950), Actor-(1951), ‘Chaudhwin ka Chand’ (1960), ‘Budtameez’ (1966), ‘Man Mandir’ (1971), to name a few. In Raj Kapoor’s ‘Aag’ (1948), she acted as his mother. She also appeared in two English films, ‘Householder’ with Leela Naidu and ‘Shakespearewallah” both with Shashi Kapoor.

Today’s song is a good one, sung by Sulochana Kadam and Chorus.


Song-Kalkatte se aaya jahaaz haay sakhi mere balam nahin aaye re (Actor)(1951) Singer- Sulochana Kadam, Lyricist- Nazim Panipati, MD- Aziz Hindi and Ibrahim
Chorus

Lyrics

kalkatte se
ae ji
kalkatte se aaya jahaaz
sakhi mere
haay sakhi mere balam nahin aaye re
ho kalkatte se aaya jahaaz
sakhi mere
haaye sakhi mere balam nahin aaye re
ho kalkatte se aaya jahaaz

sabke balam aaye
mere na aaye
mere na aaye
ek ek se poochha sakhi
koi na bataaye
koi na bataaye
? ho ae ji
? ho mere mijaaz(?)
sakhi mere
haaye sakhi mere balam nahin aaye re
ho kalkatte se aaya jahaaz

baalam jo aate to laate wo mundri
laate wo mundri
baalam jo aate to laate wo mundri
laate wo mundri
aur saath laate wo resham ki chundri
haaye resham ki chundri
mujhe sakhiyon mein
ae ji mujhe sakhiyon mein aati hai laaj
sakhi mere
haay sakhi mere balam nahin aaye re
ho kalkatte se aaya jahaaz

kahaan chhod aaye ho mere sanam ko
mere sanam ko
o o o
kahaan chhod aaye ho mere sanam ko
mere sanam ko
o o o
kaise bhulaaungi kaise bhulaaaungi
main unke gham ko
haaye main unke gham ko
mere dil pe hai
ae ji mere dil pe hai beeta hai aaj
sakhi mere
haay sakhi mere balam nahin aaye re
ho kalkatte se
ae ji kalkatte se aaya jahaaz


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 :

4794 Post No. : 16554

Today’s song is from the film Toote khilone-1954. The film was made by Pragati Pictures, Bombay. Produced by N.Mehta, it was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. Though this was a social film, Nanabhai Bhatt was known for Mythological and stunt films. His real name was Yeshwant and pet name was Batuk. he directed his first Hindi film-Muqabala-42, using his name-Batuk Bhatt. Nana and Batuk indicate the small one or the younger one. Obviously Nanabhai was the youngest sibling. Incidentally, he was the father of Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt, from his second wife-Shirin bai, one time actress.

The Music Director for this film was my favourite and the Melody maker-Chitragupta, with Dilip Dholakia as his usual assistant. Though he always, invariably, made melodious music, more than most other MDs, Lady Luck did not support him wholeheartedly and he remained an MD for generally B and C grade films. He did get a few films from A grade banners like AVM, but it was not enough to stabilise him in that slot.Toote khilone-54 was actually his almost the first Social film after he composed music from 27 earlier films of B and C grades.Lata mangeshkar was very close to Chitragupta. Initially when Lata increased her fees from 100 to 500 rupees per song, Chitragupta told her, ” Lataji, now I will not be able to afford your songs” To this Lata replied,” whenever you need me, just call me. For you this rate will not apply.” And true to her words, she sang for him and never ever charged him. She took whatever he gave her.

Like Chitragupt, his assistant Dilip Dholakia was also not very lucky as a MD. Chitragupta was a very homely and simple fun loving person.They had a group consisting of Lata, Meena, Usha, prem Dhavan and Dilip Dholakia. They used to have a lot of fun at Chitragupt’s home. Chitragupta was a Lalaji (Kayastha in Bihar). Their Non Veg food used to be very good and Lata relished it very much.

In the late 80’s I got introduced to Chitragupta personally, when my best friend’s daughter got married to his elder son. When Chitragupta came to know that I liked their ” Sattu ki Puree”, he invited me to his home for Lunch and we had Sattu Purees, Aloo saag and kheer to our heart’s content !

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosle and chorus. Just a few days back, in my write up for the 1000th post, I had said that the film history gets updated from time to time, whenever there is a New Evidence available. For a long time, it was believed that Asha’s first song was from the film Chunaria, under the baton of Master Hansraj Behl. But now it is proved that she sang her first song in the film ” Andhon ki Duniya”-1947, which was released on 10-1-1948. Chunaria -48 was released at the end of November 1948. Raju Bharatan has given this proof on page 287 of his book ” Asha Bhosle-A Musical Biography.”

The cast of the film Toote Khilone-54 was Shekhar (with the real unusual name of Indriya Daman), Purnima, Gulab, Ranjit Kumari, Master Romi, Ginger the Dog and other humans.

The guest artiste was Asha Mathur. She started her film career in a dramatic way. When she was studying in I.T.College in Lucknow, once Kishore Sahu came there as a Judge in their Beauty Contest. Bina Rai stood first, Asha Mathur was Second and one Indira Panchal was third. Kishore Sahu gave a break to all three in his film Kali Ghata-1951. Bina Rai became a well known actress. Indira Panchal chose to leave films and got married into the famous Mahindra family and Asha Mathur had a chequered career.

One of the few educated actresses of her times, Asha Mathur (Sohan Singh in real life) studied up to B.A. Both Asha Mathur and Bina Roy were introduced by Kishore Sahu in Kali Ghata (1951). While Bina Roy was relatively more successful among the two and did some memorable movies including Anarkali (1953) and Taj Mahal (1963), Asha Mathur was relegated to obscure mythical and costume films including Alif Laila (1953), Rajyogi Bharthari (1954), Malka-E-Alam Noorjehan (1954), Amar Kirtan (1954) etc because of her lackluster performances. Her most memorable role was in Poonam (1952), as a suffering wife of Ashok Kumar. She married famous director of her times Mohan Sehgal and left films. She acted only in 18 films. Her last film was Taqdeer-58.

Asha Mathur is a forgotten name today except for the few popular songs picturized on her – Humsai na poocho koi pyar kya hai (Kali Ghata, 1951) and Baanki adayein dekh na ji dekh na(Amanat, 1955).

Ranjeet Kumari’s name was Ranjit Kaur. She was a sikh from Punjab. She acted in only 8 films, from Matwali Meera-40 to her last film Toote Khilone-54. She got married to actor Ramsingh and moved with him to his village in U.P. to become and remain a housewife till her last day.

One of the beauties of old films was Gulab. The First actress from Kashmir to work as a Heroine in Hindi films was GULAB. Her real name was Saraswati Devi. She was born on 10-6-1908 at Jammu. She joined Krishna Film Company in 1924. Her first silent film ‘Krishna kumar’ came in 1925. She worked in 60 silent films. Her last silent film was ‘Dagabaz Dushman’-32, made by East India Film co.Bombay.

Her first Talkie film was Suryakumari-33, made by Vishnu Cinetone. It was directed by Dhirubhai Desai. She sang one song ‘more preetam jab ghar aaye’ composed bu Kikubhai Yagnik. Then came Baburao Patel’s ‘Bala Joban’-34, Sewa Sadan-34 and Nai Duniya-34 ( Debut film of Rajkumari and Jayant). In this film Gulab sang 2 songs.

Gulab was very beautiful and quite popular in the film industry. Some of her films were Bambai ki sethani-35, Challenge-37, Bharosa-40, Pyas-41, Ek Raat-42, Station master-42, Gaali-44, Rattan-44, Mann ki jeet-44, Mirza Sahibaan-47, Lahore-49, Badi Behan-49, stage-51, Post Box 999-58, Chhabili-60 etc etc. She acted in 160 films. Her last film seems to be Haqeeqat-64. She also sang 22 songs in 11 films.

The story of film Toote Khilone-54 , as I found on Cineplot, is…..Pragati Pictures’ “Toote Khilone,” premiered at the Roxy Theatre on March 19th, 1954 is pro­duced by N. Mehta and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt and it is a very good film based on a story-idea whose truth and simplicity invest it with an irresistible appeal.

The deeply moving and very human story, sensitively enacted by Shekhar, Purnima, Asha Mathur and little Romi, tells of a little child and his bewildered sorrow in the midst of do­mestic troubles. Written by Akhtar Mirza, the story centers on a young married couple and their little son who dotes on his mother’s cousin, Sheela. When the mother dies of cancer, Sheela stays on to look after the little boy and eventually marries his father. Trouble arrives in the shape of Sheela’s mother who moves into the happy household and builds up in her daughter a resentment against the child. The poisonous insinuations of the older woman turn Sheela into a confused and bitter foster-mother, but kindness and love triumph when the heart-broken child runs away. The film reaches a cleverly presented climax in which Sheela and her husband find the child safe and all three happily return home.

Playing his role with restraint and sym­pathy is Shekhar who puts on a fine perform­ance as the boy’s father. His portrayal of a man who marries a second time so that his child may have a mother is quite flawless. As the young wife, Purnima is superb. Hers is a natural and convincing performance, done with a fine understanding of the role.

A superb performance comes from Romi, as the little boy caught up in a web of circumst­ances he cannot understand. He is utterly lov­able and, together with the wonderful canine star, Ginger, he walks away with the picture’s honors. Gulab turns in another one of her brilliant cameos as the interfering mother-in-law, and Asha Mathur gives an appealing and warm in­terpretation of the tragic role of Shekhar’s first wife.


Song-Raat rangeelee chham chham naache aaj kisi ke pyaar mein (Toote Khailaune)(1954) Singer- Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- Anjum Jaipuri, MD- Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
(raat rangeeli chhamchham naache raat rangeeli
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache raat rangeeli
)

raat rangeeli chhamchham naache aaj kisi ke pyaar mein
aankh michauli khele chanda pariyon ke darbaar mein
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm mm hmm

raat rangeeli chhamchham naache aaj kisi ke pyaar mein
aankh michauli khele chanda pariyon ke darbaar mein
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli

o o o o o
jhilmil jhilmil chaandni mein
jhoome taara taara
taaron ki baaraat laaya chanda pyaara pyaara
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

jhilmil jhilmil chaandni mein
jhoome taara taara
taaron ki baaraat laaya chanda pyaara pyaara
o o o o
o o o
chanda pyaara pyaara

gori gori kirnen naachen sapnon ke sansaar mein
aankh michauli khele chanda pariyon ke darbaar mein
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli

o o o o o
neeli chunri odhh ke
pariyon ki raani aayi
jaise neele baadalon mein
bijli le angdaai
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

neeli chunri odhh ke
pariyon ki raani aayi
jaise neele baadalon mein
bijli le angdaai
o o o o
o o o
bijli le angdaai

meethhi meethhi raagini hai
paayal ki jhankaar mein
aankh michauli khele chanda pariyon ke darbaar mein
hmm hmm mm mm
hmm mm hmm

raat rangeeli chhamchham naache aaj kisi ke pyaar mein
aankh michauli khele chanda pariyon ke darbaar mein
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli
raat rangeeli chhamchham naache
raat rangeeli
(o o o o
o o o o


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4787 Post No. : 16543

‘Ghunghroo’ (1952) was produced under the banner of Filmkar, owned by Rajendra Jain which had produced ‘Deedar’ (1951) and later, ‘Maan’ (1954). The film was directed by Hiren Bose. The star cast included Om Prakash, Sumitra Devi, Kuldeep Kaur, K N Singh, Murad, Badri Prasad etc. A feature of the film’s casting was that Om Prakash was the lead actor in a double role – one as a shy man and the other in a role of a lead actor in a theatre.

Om Prakash, who commenced his filmy career in a small role of a villain in his maiden film, ‘Dassi’ (1944) followed by another villain role in ‘Dhamki’ (1945), had worked in lead roles in ‘Aai Bahaar’ (1946), ‘Shahar Se Door’ (1946) and ‘Pagdandi’ (1947). However, all these three films failed at the box office and with this, his dream of becoming a lead actor was shattered. The partition in 1947 further compounded his problems for he had to start afresh his career in Hindi films in Mumbai. After remaining unemployed for a year, Om Prakash accepted whatever roles that were offered to him. In about 2 years from his first film in Mumbai – ‘Lakhpati’ (1948) in post-partition period, Om Prakash had become a busy actor doing various character roles.

Against this background, it must be a pleasant surprise for Om Prakash that after a gap of 5 years, he got not only the lead role but also a double role in ‘Ghunghroo’ (1952). But the film failed so miserably that in no time, it went into the list of obscure films. It appeared that Om Prakash was destined to become a popular actor in his various typles of character actor’s roles some of which became unforgettable like in ‘Pyaar Kiye Jaa’ (1966), ‘Padosan’ (1968), ‘Gopi’ (1970), ‘Chupke Chupke’ (1975) and many more.

Having watched Om Prakash in character roles in many films, I wish, I could have watched him as a hero in ‘Ghunghroo’ (1952). Unfortunately, the film seems to have been lost forever for viewing. A few of the lobby images available on-line featuring Om Prakash with Sumitra Devi and Kuldeep Kaur looked interesting. I have incorporated a couple of them in the video of the song which I propose to present with this write-up.

As with most of the obscure films, I could not find the story and review of ‘Ghunghroo’ (1952) on the internet, After some intense searches, I could get a synopsis of the story from one of many lesser known websites on Hindi films which appers to be copied from the film’s song-synopsis booklet because it was written in typical synopsis style language without revealing the ending of the film. From what I could gather from the synopsis, I present the gist of the story as under:

Vinod (Om Prakash) is a shy person who lives in Pune. He is in love with Hema (Sumitra Devi) but does not have enough courage to disclose to her. When he comes to know that Hema also loves him he is the happiest person.

Vinod has a twin brother, Baalam (Om Prakash) who works for a theatre in Mumbai as a lead actor. He often pairs with Kamini (Kuldip Kaur) and their pair is very popular thus making them a box office attraction. Baalam gets attracted towards Kamini and she exploits this by her false love to him to keep her popularity intact at the box office. In this way, she earns fortunes by way of gifts from royal and aristocratic visitors to the theatre.

Kamini’s exploitation game is exposed to Baalam. After a quarrel, she gets Baalam killed with the help of her accomplice, Hiralal (K N Singh). The ghost of Ballam cames out and starts taking revenge on his enemies. Baalam’s ghost also appears in Vinod’s house and enters Vinod’s body. Vinod suddenly becomes Baalam Baalam’s ghosht takes Vinod to Mumbai as Baalam. Hema followes him to Mumbai. Now starts the vicious circle of chase. Heart-broken Hema ran after Vinod who, in turn, runs for his life from Baalam. Baalam runs after Kamini for his revenge. Vinod turned Baalam is dragged by Hiralal and his goons. Thus, all of them find inyolved in a chain resulting in ‘comedy of errors’.

I have no idea as to how the film ends in reality. But in such a type of the story, the villains, K N Singh and Kuldip Kaur would be exposed and arrested with Om Prakash and Sumitra Devi united.

‘Ghunghroo’ (1952) had 9 songs, all written by Rajendra Krishan which were set to music by C Ramchandra. All the 9 songs are available which I have heard and find them melodious with typical brand of C Ramchandra’s compositions.

I am presenting the 5th song from the film, ‘dil kisi ko deejiye dil kisi kaa leejiye’ sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Mohmmed Rafi and chorus. The song appears to be a part of the stage show in the film.

Audio Clip:

Song-Dil kisi ko deejiye dil kisi ka leejiye(Ghunghroo)(1952) Singers-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi kaa leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye
dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi kaa leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

le na jaaye dil koi aapka mazaaq mein
le na jaaye dil koi aapka mazaaq mein
ae ji zara soch ke ki soch ke
aisi baat keejiye
aisi baat keejiye

dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi kaa leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

aaaa aa aaa
aaaa aa aaa aaa
aa aa aa aa

aaa aa aaa aa
aaa aa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

aapko huzoor kyon husn ka guroor hai
aapko huzoor kyon husn ka guroor hai
aaine mein dekh ke ki dekhe ke
phir se baat keejiye
phir se baat keejiye
dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi ka leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

aaaa aa aaa
aaaa aa aaa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aaa aa aaa aa

aaa aa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

dil hamaara thhaa kabhi
ab tumhaara ho chuka
dil hamaara thhaa kabhi
ab tumhaara ho chuka
aapki khushi huzoor
deejiye na deejiye
deejiye na deejiye

dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi kaa leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye


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Blog Day :

4781 Post No. : 16534

“Chhoti Duniya”(1953) was produced by D M Sheth and directed by Uday Kumar for Meera Productions, Bombay. This movie had Uday Kumar, Leela Kumari, Shiela Naik, Nannu, Ranjeet, Ashwin Roy, B Lalwani, Moolji Khushal, Babu, Chandar etc in it.

This little known movie had seven songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Chhoti Duniya”(1953) to appear in the blog. This is a mlncholic song which is sung by Sulochana Kadam. Bekal is the lyricist. Music is cmposed by Rajhans Kataria.

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

This song is the 500th song from movies of 1953 to be covered in the blog.


Song-Sau baar mile mil kar bichhde (Chhoti Duniya) (1953) Singer-Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Bekal, MD-Rajhans Kataria

Lyrics

sau baar miley mil kar bichhde
sau baar miley mil kar bichhde
main dil ki lagi ko bujha na saki
main dil ki lagi ko bujha na saki
har baar sunaana ji chaaha
har baar sunaana ji chaaha
par dil ka haal suna na saki
par dil ka haal suna na saki
sau baar miley

teri yaad mein aahen bhar bhar ke
aur duniya se bhi dar dar ke
teri yaad mein aahen bhar bhar ke
aur duniya se bhi dar dar ke
kayi haar piroye tere liye
kayi haar piroye tere liye
main ek tujhe pahna na saki
main ek tujhe pahna na saki
sau baar miley

dil prem ki aag se jalta gaya
mere pyaar ka paudha phalta gaya
dil prem ki aag se jalta gaya
mere pyaar ka paudha phalta gaya
phaldaar hua to ae kismat
phaldaar hua to ae kismat
main uska bhi phal kha na saki
main uska bhi phal kha na saki
sau baar miley

wo bichhad gaye mujhse mil ke
armaan tadapte hain dil ke
wo bichhad gaye mujhse mil ke
armaan tadapte hain dil ke
main ujdi hui haay
main ujdi hui tere kadmo mein
ik chhoti si duniya bana na saki
ik chhoti si duniya bana na saki
sau baar miley mil kar bichhde
main dil ki lagi ko bujha na saki
main dil ki lagi ko bujha na saki
sau baar miley


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 :

4777 Post No. : 16529

Today is the Second Shrawan Somvar of 2021, in this part of India. At the same time, for half of India, today is the Last Shrawan Somvar this year. For us here, still 3 more Mondays are in balance for this month of Shrawan. This is the beauty of India.

Our ancestors had achieved ” अनेकता में एकता “. The months, festivals,Tithis, Muhurtas and all other matters are the same all over India. Only counting the start of a month is different in different areas, depending on their geographical locations, rainfalls, crops, weather and daylight time variations. Not only this, but even adding an extra month every 33 to 35 months is also the same everywhere, unlike western method of adding extra days in some months every year and then adding an extra day every 4 years to match Solar year time frames. Ours is a Lunar based system of Calendar. So, based on the counting system there are 2 parts of India.

Hindu calendar, which ends the lunar month on no moon day, is known as Amanta or Amanta lunisolar calendar. This calendar is mainly followed in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Tripura.

Hindu calendar, which ends the lunar month on full moon day, is known as Purnimanta or Purnimanta lunisolar calendar. This calendar is mainly followed in the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

From: drikpanchang.com

It is very sad that because of intentional wrong education for the last 200 years, we were made to forget all the details of our cultural lifestyles. Thankfully, nowadays some awakening is observed. Hopefully, we should be once again getting all the lost benefits once again.

Sometime back I saw 3-4 videos on Whatsapp, wherein the surveyor asked some simple questions on our Mythology to some College students- girls and Boys. Their answers were pathetic. For example, his one question was ” whose brother was Kans ?” The young generation’s answers were Duryodhan, Ravan, Hanuman, Karna etc etc. They did not know the simple division of Ramayan and Mahabharat periods. There is no point in blaming them. Were they ever trained/ taught anything about it through their Textbooks ? No. Never ! Reading outside the Text books is non existent, especially after the arrival of Video games and Mobile phones.

Since childhood we have been hearing that there are 33 Koti (Karod) Gods in Heaven. Has anyone tried to know what is the truth ? KOTI in Sanskrit language means Level or Class. Like when you say, ” उच्च कोटी के विचार ” or ” उच्च कोटी का व्यवहार ” etc. Actually, Upnishads say that there are 33 levels of Gods or Gods are divided in 33 levels. Like this…

No. Class/Level
8 VASU means 8 Gods are at Vasu Level
11 Rudra
1 Indra
1 Prajapati
12 Adityas
Total 33 Koti/Levels

How many people know this ? It is a sad state of affairs that due to inadequate knowledge of basic concepts and matters of culture and religion, we cut a sorry figure when we are criticised on the matters of our Pride. To subscribe to the fashionable slogan ” Religion should be behind your house doors. It is a highly personal matter.” Nowadays nothing is Personal. If you are not aware of things which can protect your religion and culture you have to suffer many times. I do hope things may change in the future.

It is our belief that the Divine Trinity of Shri Bramha, Vishnu and Mahesh run and control this Universe. Bramha- the Creator, Vishnu- the sustainer and Mahesh- the destroyer regulate our Birth, Life and Death. Since Bramha has a curse that He will not be worshipped in Kaliyug, the population is divided in 2 parts – those who worship any form of Vishnu (Vaishnav/Vaishnavite) and those who worship any form of Mahesh (Shaiv/Shaivite). You will find Mythological stories, films, dramas and books etc on either Vishnu or Mahesh in their different forms. For example – The Dashavtar or the 10 incarnations of Vishnu.

God Mahesh is usually depicted as constantly doing Tap (तप ), with Ash smeared all over his body. Even his Ganas (followers/assistants) have fearful appearances. The other side of Mahesh is one who promotes arts like Dancing. You must have seen his idol Natraj – he is Shiv ji !.

Since childhood, I have been fasting on Shrawan Somvar. I am quite a religious person mentally ( not by karmkand), but I do not show off. This religious trend has been passed on to me through generations, so its in the blood, I suppose. We are staunch Shiv-Bhakts and we like anything that is about Shiv ji…..including his films. I have rarely missed any films on Shiv ji.

Today’s bhajan is from the film Jai Mahadev-1955. It is sung by Bhajan Gayak of repute – shri Gopal Mishra ji. As far as I know, he has sung only this Bhajan in a Hindi film. His private records of Bhajans are available. The Lyricist is Bharat Vyas. The music Director was Manna Dey.

Manna Dey’s Biography is available at many places on the Internet and anyone can read it easily. So, I am not giving his Biodata, but here is a different look at him from another angle.

Manna Dey ( 1-5-1919 to 24-10-2013 ) was essentially a singer, but initially he wanted to become a Composer. So, by becoming assistant first to his uncle K.C.Dey and later to Khemchand Prakash, he managed to give music to 17 films, composing 129 songs in these films, in his career. None of his composed songs became a Hit or very popular.

In contrast, he sang in 839 Hindi films and sang 1370 songs ! This output clearly proves that he was a successful singer. The problem with many singers is that they want to become Music Directors or act in the films or do both or all three ( Like Mukesh), but they do not possess that mindset.

A Composer is a Planner and a singer is an implementer. You can either be this or that. In any case an implementer rarely has the Talent of a planner. Singers like Mukesh, Talat, S D Batish, Khan mastana and few others never became famous or popular or successful Composers or actors. Singers like Talat realised this too late and spoiled his singing career too.

When Manna Dey was interviewed by Chandan Mitra for The Pioneer, on 25-10-2013, he asked him this question….

“Many people say you are the film world’s most under-rated and under-recognised singers despite being so phenomenally talented. Does this bother you ?”

Manna Dey – “It used to. I would be very hurt at being overlooked when it came to singing for the hero. Some music directors, such as Naushad saab, never used me, always relying on Rafi for the male voice. As a result, I never sang for Dilip Kumar. In my days of struggle, some producers were positively indecent. I will tell you two incidents to explain what I have undergone and how God has been on my side.

Bharat Bhushan was a big hero in the 1950s, especially after his Baiju Bawra became a major hit. His brother Shashi Bhushan decided to produce Basant Bahar and hired Shankar-Jaikishan to score the music. Shankar was my mentor in the film world and always pushed my case especially if the tunes were classical-based or very fast. They had composed Sur Na Saje, a really beautiful number. Rehearsals were complete and we were about to record when Shashi Bhushan heard I was to sing it. He said, ‘Nothing doing, get Rafi.’ Shankar argued but the producer would not listen. I was feeling very humiliated when Bharat Bhushan walked in. He heard the debate and finally said, ‘let Manna sing now. We will see what to do later.’ As you know, the song became a very big hit. At stage shows, I am requested to sing it even now.

Another time, we were about to record Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi for the Raj Kapoor Nargis starrer, Chori Chori. It was a South Indian production by AVM, which was owned by Chettiar. He had just flown into Mumbai that day and drove straight to the studio to attend the recording. As he entered, he yelled, ‘I don’t see Mukesh. Where is Mukesh ji’ Shankar told him, ‘You don’t see Mukesh because Manna Dey is singing this number.’ Chettiar was very angry. ‘Cancel the recording,’ he ordered, turned to me and said, ‘You go home.’ At that point Raj saab really got annoyed. He told Chettiar, ‘Manna and Manna alone will sing this number whether you like it or not.’ Few people dared to talk to a big producer like that, but then, few producers had the guts to disobey Raj Kapoor. Reluctantly, Chettiar had to allow the recording to proceed. When I finished, the same Chettiar (he was quite fat) grabbed me and wouldn’t release me from his hug!

But you are right. I never got what I fully deserved. You see, I was born into a very proud family. We had no ego but we were proud of our talent. So, I couldn’t do the rounds of producers and music directors’ homes, get into Mumbai’s sharabi-kababi culture, or sit in the durbars of big heroes. Most struggling singers have to do that even now. I was a struggling singer in my early years in Mumbai and, thereafter, when I did gain acceptance, I got somewhat typecast. Only a few music directors would experiment with me as the hero’s voice. But I don’t hold a grudge on anybody or anything. I have sung my heart out, I have got people’s love in return, I love to sing even now; I have led a contented life. What more can a person ask for ? I am very happy the way I am.”

Let us now listen to this Bhajan by Gopal Mishra ji.


Song-Jai jai jai Tripurari (Jai Mahadev)(1955) Singer-Gopal Mishra, Lyricist- Bharat Vyas, MD- Manna Dey

Lyrics

jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai trilochan (?)
jai dukhmochan
jai hey mangalkaari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari

mukhti saddaayak charan kamal mein
sheesh jata mein shobhit gange
mukhti daayak charan kamal mein
sheesh jata mein shobhit gange
ang bhabhoot ramaaye bhole
jai kailaash bihaari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari

gale rund ki maal
kati mein mrig khaal
bhasm taj saaje
?? chandr bhaal
dinak din
?? damroo baaje
?? hey
jai jagvandan hey
jai trishool kar dhaari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari


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Blog Day :

4757 Post No. : 16498

Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No.31
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This date ten years ago (viz 27 July 2011) saw as many as six songs from six different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details of the songs:-

Blog post number Song Movie (year) Remarks
4277 Sukoon dil ka mayassar gul o samar mein nahin/a> Street Singer(1938) 11 songs covered out of 13
4278 Na aayaa man ka meet Devdas(1935) Movie YIPPEED by now
4279 Aise hain sukh swapan hamaare Ratnaghar(1955) 2 songs covered out of 5
4280 Kabhi na kabhi kahin na kahin koi na koi to aayegaa Sharaabi(1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
4281 Sanam raah bhooley yahaan aate aate Luteraa(1965) Movie YIPPEED by now
4282 O mere bechain dil ko chain toone diyaa Aamne Saamne(1967) Movie YIPPEED by now

Four movies (out of six) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date have since been YIPPEED.

“Ratnaghar”(1955) is a movie yet to be YIPPEED. This movie was produced by Sudhir Phadke and Y H Joshi and directed by Pethekar for Navbharat Chitra Bombay. The movie had Shakuntala, Lalita Pawar, Raja Paranjape, Suryakant, Madan Mohan, Takalkar etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far,

The movie made its debut ten years ago. Ten years down the line, here is another song from the movie as blog ten year challenge. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sudhir Phadke.

Incidentally, this song is the 2400th solo song of Lata Mangeshkar in the blog.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Tumhein baandhne ke liye mere paas aur kya hai (Ratnaghar)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

kya
tumhein baandhne ke liye mere paas aur kyaa hai mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai

gaanthh kalee ki khul khul jaatee
oo oo oo ooo ooo oo oooo ooo
gaanthh kali kee khul khul jaati
khushboo udd udd jaatee
kumhlaati phoolon ki maalaa
mann ko baandh na paati
kumhlaati phoolon ki maalaa
mann ko baandh na paati
bulbul bann`ke ae
bhed bataati kya kya
tumhein baandhne ke liye mere paas aur kya hai mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai

oo ooo oooo oo oo
hho oo ho o ho ho
preet ke raajaa mere preet ke raajaa aa aa aa aa aaa
preet ke raajaa mere preet ke rajaa
kaisey main tumko rijhaaoongee
kaali kaali putli hai neelam ke jhooley see
nainon mein tumko jhulaaoongee
kaali kaali putli hai neelam ke jhooley see
nainon mein unnko/tumko jhulaaoongee
koyal bann`ke geet sunaaongi kya
kya
tumhein baandhne ke liye mera paas aur kya hai mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai

tumhein baandhne ke liye mera paas aur kya hai mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai aey ae ae


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

Blog Day : 4751 Post No. : 16490

Mukesh and his Composers -21
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Did Mukesh act in ‘Uss Paar’ (1944)?

The correct and factual answer along with credible proof to the above question is of historical importance as it refers to the first ever payback rendered by Mukesh.

If Mukesh has not acted in the film, then apparently it will be his first playback.

If he has acted in some capacity, then there are again two possibilities.

  1. He was a side actor and the duet with Kusum was featured on him only.
  2. He had a role in the film, but said duet was picturized on someone else.

One song from ‘Uss Paar’ (1944) has been covered on the blog and it is in fact, the elephant in the room.

Sudhir ji in his extraordinary series ‘The voice of Mukesh’ has covered this duet with Kusum Mantri and has considered it to be the first playback of Mukesh.

All indications are that Mukesh did not act in the movie, but undeniable proof is yet to surface.

Coming to the next post in this series, we take up the career of Mukesh with composer-singer Bulo C Rani today.

Yes, I agree that Bulo C Rani had nothing to do with ‘Uss Paar’ (1944) as it was composed by Feroz Nizami.

But then while searching for some information on Bulo C. Rani, I happened to refer to the book Hindi Film Song by Ashok Da. Ranade. In his description of the works of Bulo C. Rani, Ashok ji in his book on p. 226 says about the film ‘Moorti’ (1945).

In it “badariya baras gai” – which was Mukesh’s first song as the composer often claimed with pride – won popularity.

There we go again. Was Bulo C Rani implying ‘Uss Paar’ duet of Mukesh was not his first playback. Since Bulo C. Rani was very much part of HFM during 1944 -1945, he must have known about Mukesh’s actor-singer songs to take the credit of composing the first song (playback) of Mukesh.

Matters get more complicated with Mukesh with many firsts such as first song, first playback, first popular song etc. And before all these we have his six NFS which he recorded in 1939 at Delhi before coming to Bombay.

When the question referred in the very first line of this post is addressed satisfactorily with proof, I intend to write a separate post on the many firsts of Mukesh with a detailed table.

Coming to the discussions on today’s collaboration, I am happy to bring forth the many memorable and sweet songs that Mukesh sang under the baton of Bulo C Rani.

Before I go into the details of the songs, here is a brief and bullet point summary on the life of Bulo C Rani much of it from the book referred above.

  • He was born on 6 May 1920 in Hyderabad Sindh and his originally name was Bulo Chandiramani Ramchandani.
  • He came to Bombay in 1942 with DN Madhok and joined Ranjit Films to assist Kemchand Prakash.
  • In his initial part of film career, he sang a few songs under different composers.
  • He is credited for composing for the first Sindhi film Abana (1958)

Apart from the above, I request interested readers to apprise themselves of the life and career of the composer with the following three links in which the respective authors have done enough and valuable research.

 

S.No Name of song Movie (Year of release) Co-singer if any Lyricist
1 Badariya baras gayi uss paar Moorti (1945) Khursheed and Hamida Bano Pt Indra Chandra
2 Haseeno se haseeno ko Moorti (1945) Pt Indra Chandra
3 Maana ke tum haseen ho Moorti (1945) Pt Indra Chandra
4 Pardesi dhola Prabhu Ka Ghar (1945) Mohantara Pt Indra Chandra
5 Jaa parwaane jaa Rajputaani (1946) Hamida Bano Pt Indra Chandra
6 Kiye jaa pyaar Rajputaani (1946) Pt Indra Chandra
7 Kaise bataaun unse Anjuman (1948) Shamshad Begam Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 Woh teer kaleje par Anjuman (1948) Majrooh Sultanpuri
9 Unki gali mein aaye hum Nazaare (1949) Rajinder Krishan
10 Armaan bhara dil toot gaya Wafa (1950) Lata Hasrat Jaipuri
11 Aansoo bhaavo tum udhar Pyaar Ki Baaten (1951) Geeta Roy Majrooh Sultanpuri
12 Mast chaandni jhoom rahi Pyaar Ki Baaten (1951) Geeta Roy M L Khanna
13 Ae Momino Suno Ye Kahani Abdullah (1960) Shewan Rizvi
14 Ham bhi kho gaye hain Madam Zorro (1962) Kamal Barot Shewan Rizvi
15 Main hoon deewaanaa Haqdaar (1964) Prem Warbartani

The above table provides the complete table of songs composed by Bulo C Rani and sung by Mukesh. It appears, Mukesh was the favorite singer of the composer especially in the late forties and early fifties. Why the composer used Mukesh sparingly in the sixties is not clearly known.

Some beautiful ghazals and delightful duets were the hallmark of the combo. The melodious songs are well known to avid music lovers and I am avoiding describing them again.

As usual, Shri Harish ji has confirmed, correctness of the above table and added useful information that Mukesh sang for the composer, two more duets with Asha Hargunani for a Sindhi film Naqli Shaan (1972) with lyrics by Krishna Rahi.

  1. Ankh Phadke Dil Dhadke
  2. Haseen Raat Aa Mast Aa Fizaa

Out of the 15 songs enlisted above only one from the film ‘Abdullah’ (1960) remains to be covered on the blog and is presented in this post.

 

Song – Ae Momino Suno Ye Kahaani Namaaz Ki  (Abdullah) (1960) Singer – Mukesh, Lyrics – Shewan Rizwi, MD – Bulo C Rani

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ae momino suno ye kahani namaz ki
hai hum pe farz bandagi banda nawaaz ki
ae momino suno ye kahani namaz ki

mulk e arab me ek haseena thi nek naam
karti thi apne rabb ki ibadadat wo subh o sham
usko namaaz padne ka bachpan se shauk tha
ik waqt ki namaaz bhi karti na thi kaza
nanha sa ek laal tha us paak baaz ka
gurbat me shukr karti thi wo beniyaaz ka
masoom bachcha bhookh se rota jo beqarar
pani pila pila ke thapakti thi bar bar
guzre isi tarah jo museebat me teen saal
shauhar ke dil me uspe safar ka hua khayal
shauhar ki bat sun ke wo majboor ho gayi
do dil ki ye judaai thi manjur ho gayi

biwi ko rota chhod ke jab ghar se wo chala
masoom bachcha baap se apne lipat gaya
samjha ke maa ne god me bachche ko le liya
wo chup rahi to ashqon ne haafiz khuda kaha
nikla ghareeb ghar se ghareeb ul watan hua
jungle ki tez dhoop me aur bhookh me chala
nagaah ek daku ki us par padi nazar
zalim ne mara zulm se ek teer taak kar
lagte hi teer dil pe wo chakra ke gir pada
waake mein teen waqt the duniya se chal basa
daaku karib aaya use dekhne laga
bhai ko murda dekh ke wo tharthara gaya
roya lipat lipat ke biraadar ki lash se
sar phodta tha apni hi bhai ko mar ke

kehta tha ro ke haaye ye kya maine kar diya
bhai ka khoon apne hi daman me bhar diya
munh peet’ta hua wo sehar ki taraf chala
bhabhi ko apne kehne ko pur dard maajra
ae momino suno ye kahani namaz ki

masroof har namaaz mein wo ek zaat thi
go din ki bhookh mein bhi thi mashgool e bandagi
daaku ne raah zal mein yaa shauhar ke bhai ne
tab aa ke tod daale ummeedon ke aaine
kehne laga suhaag tera maine le liya
apne hi haathon qatl biraadar ko kar diya
daaku gunehgaar ko rehban ko dekh le
khoon se bhara hua mere daaman ko dekh le
ye sun ke cheekhi aur wo behosh ho gayi
duniya se bekhabar wo gaflat mein so gayi
roi tadap ke khwaab mein shauhar ko dekh kar
dil tukde tukde ho gaya dilbar ko dekh kar
nanhe ka baazu thaam liya dil ko thaam kar
kehne lagi ke le chalo shauhar ki laash par
al qissa roti peet’ti pahunchi wo laash par
kadmon pe sar ko rakh diya shauhar ko dekh kar
fariyaad rabb se karne lagi ho ke beqaraar
utri falak beewi koi sun ke ye pukaar
haathon mein ek jaam tha munh par naqaab thi
rehmat baras rahi thi charaafa hijaab ki
wo beewi boli is pe chhidak de ye jaam tu
aur padh ke is se pooch le allah ka naam tu
paani chhidak ke naam e khuda us pe dam diya
kudrat khuda ki dekhiye wo murda jee utha. . .

ye dekh kar lipat gayi shauhar se wo ghareeb
kehne lagi ke mil gaya mujh ko mera habeeb
daaman pakad ke beewi ka phir poochhne lagi
tum kaun ho khudaara bata do ye raaz bhi
wo beewi boli main hi khuda ki namaaz hoon
maalik ki bandgi hoon barkat ka raaz hoon
apne namaazion ki main bigdi banaati hoon
apne namaazion pe main rehmat lutaati hoon
gaayab hua ye keh ke farishta namaaz ka
padh kar namaaz dekho karishma namaaz ka

padh kar namaaz dekho karishma namaaz ka. . .


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4746 Post No. : 16473

Sixty-five years have passed since ‘Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje’ (1955) -JJPB for short – was released. I had seen the film in a theatre in South Mumbai either in 1955 or 1956 (this film had run for nearly 2 years in a single theatre in Mumbai). But I had no recollection of much of the film. It was only after I watched some parts of the film on the video sharing platforms over a period of time, I could connect some scenes from the film I saw in my childhood. The film still evokes interest of the cinema lovers especially of those who relish the classical dance/music.

I am now in a better position the appreciate a bold and somewhat adventurous decision Shantaram took to produce and direct JJPB with the classical dance as a theme. If not handled properly, the theme could have turned the film into a documentary rather than a feature film. It was a high budget film in a technicolour extravaganza. Shantaram’s bold and daring decision to make JJPB has be admired in the backdrop of the following handicaps he faced:

(1) The successive failures at the box office of ‘Surang’ (1953) and ‘Subah Ka Taara’ (1954), both directed by V Shantaram had already put a financial strain on his banner, Rajkamal Kala Mandir. Under the circumstances, producing a film with a classical dance theme which Shantaram had never handled in the past, that too in technicolour was fraught with a huge financial risk.

(2) There were examples in the 1940s when Sagar Movietone made ‘Kumkum The Dancer’ (1940) and Wadia Movietone made ‘Court Dancer/Raj Nartaki’ (1941) with classical dance theme. The results were not encouraging. Both these films failed at the box office putting the financial strains on the respective banners. Eventually, Sagar Movietone had to be merged with National Studio and Wadia Movietone got split between Wadia Brothers and the Wadia Studio was sold to V Shantaram.

(3) It was a high budget film but the lead actors in the film were non-stars – a handicap for the box office collections. The lead actor, Gopi Krishna was just emerging as a choreographer in a couple of films while the lead actress, Sandhya had acted in two Hindi films prior to getting the lead role of a dancer in JJPB. Moreover, she was not a trained classical dancer like Vyjayantimala who had already became a star actor-dancer and had the capacity to attract the crowd in the theatres much higher than that of Sandhya.

Despite these handicaps, going ahead with JJPB showed the confidence level of Shantaram as a director and a master craftsman of the cinema medium. Probably, Shantaram may have felt that with his technicolour film, he was in a better postion to present the classical dance theme than what Sagar Movietone and Wadia Movietone had made in 1940-41. He put Sandhya under Gopikrishna for the intensive dance training for over a year which included training during the shooting of the film as well.

Shantaram was very successful in winning over the audience who had rejected his previous two films. He made the Indian classical dances visually appealing to the audience by presenting them in a hybrid choreography, coupled with the lavish settings. The visuals in Technicolour appealed to the audience. The film became Shantaram’s most successful films on the box office front. More than the commercial success of the film, it was personal satisfaction for Shantaram as a producer-director when JJPB won the National Award and the Filmfare Award for the Best Film for 1955.

Since JJPB was all about Indian classical dances, it was apparent that the songs need to be based on the Hindustani classical music. It is said that some well-wishers of Shantaram including Vasant Desai had suggested him to entrust the music direction of the film to Naushad who had emerged as a star music director in the classical genre after the phenomenal success of his songs in ‘Baiju Bawra’ (1952). But Shantaram entrusted the music direction to Vasant Desai. It is interesting to note that after ‘Dahej’ (1950), as a music director, Vasant Desai was not associated with Shantaram’s subsequent films, ‘Parchhaain’ (1952), ‘Surang’ (1953), ‘Teen Batti Chaar Raasta’ (1953) and ‘Subah Ka Taara’ (1954).

In his zeal to prove the confidence reposed on him by his mentor, Vasant Desai travelled all over India to pick up the best musicians for his music team for JJPB. In Jammu, he picked up Shiv Kumar Sharma, an upcoming Santoor player who was still in his teen at that time. From Banaras, he picked up Pandit Samta Prasad, the renowned Tabla player. Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan of Indore played sitar for Vasant Desai. In JJPB, Santoor as a musical instrument was used for the first time which later became a part of many Hindi film songs and background music.

After almost all the songs had been recorded, Vasant Desai had composed the title song in raga ‘Darbari’ for which he persuaded Ustad Amir Khan to sing. Ustad Amir Khan arrived at the recording studio for the final rehearsal and recording. At the last moment, Vasant Desai felt that he should get consent of Shantaram before the recording. So, he invited him to the recording studio to listen to the final rehearsal. Upon listening to the rehearsal, Shantaram was unhappy. He called Vasant Desai to an adjoining room and advised him to cancel the recording and suggested to either change the tune or the singer or both. Somehow Vasant Desai, on some pretext, persuaded Ustad Amir Khan to come for the recording the next day.

A nervous Vasant Desai reached home and sat down quietly. He did not know what was wrong with the composition and could not sleep that night. Early morning, it dawned to him that all the dances in the film had very fast tempo and rhythm whereas his tune was in very slow tempo and so were the aalaaps. Vasant Desai composed the same song in Raga Adana in very fast tempo and aalaaps. He rehearsed the new tune with Ustad Amir Khan in the presence of Shantaram who was pleased with the new composition. [Source of this triva on title song -”Journal of SIRC”, Annual 2012].

I am presenting here the much talked about title song, ‘jhanak jhanak paayal baaje’ rendered by Ustad Amir Khan. The words are of Hasrat Jaipuri and the music composition is of Vasant Desai.

The title song became so popular that Ustad Amir Khan used to get ‘farmaish’ in his public concerts to sing the title song. Later, Ustad Amir Khan started singing a much-elongated version of this song (nearly 9 minutes) in his concerts and the gramophone record for the same was released. Ustad Amir Khan sang live the title song of the film on the occasion of the diamond jubilee (60th week) celebration of the film in the presence of the distinguished guests at the Liberty cinema in Mumbai.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Audio Clip (Concert Verson):

Song-Jhanak jhanak paayal baaje (Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje)(1955) Singer-Ustad Amir Khan, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Vasant Desai

Chorus

Lyrics: (Based on Audio Clip)

jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

paayaliya ki runak jhunak par
paayaliya ki runak jhunak par
chham chham manwa naa..che
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

neel gagan bhi sunkar jhoome
madhur madhur jhanka…ar
madhur madhur jhankaar
soyi dharti jaag uthhi hai
soyi dharti jaag uthhi hai
goonj uthha sansaar
raag rang bhi saa…je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

jhanak jhanak paa…yal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

[sargam]
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

(aaaaaaaaaaaa)

jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
paayal baa..je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
paayal baa….je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
aaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
paayal aaa baa..je ae
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
aaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
paayal baa…je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
jhanak-jhanak paayal baaje
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
jhanak-jhanak paayal baaje


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