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Blog Day :

5063 Post No. : 16977

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

The film was made by Comedy Pictures. The director was Mohammed Hussain and the music was by D C Dutt. The cast of the film was Baburao, Krishnakumari, Shaikh, Bimla, Indira, habib and others. I have not seen this film but from the photos and the posters of this film it appears to be a kind of a distorted take on a Tarzan-like story.

Hindi films have been making attempts to bring films on this ever popular story worldwide, since the first decade of the Talkie films. Films were made like Zambo-The Ape man-1937 and Zambo ka Beta-1939. Tarzan has been masqueraded in Hindi as Zambo, Zimbo, Zingaro, Simba etc and also films were made using Tarzan name directly. As many as 21 films were made with the name Tarzan. True to Indian generosity and tradition, Tarzan has been gifted with a son, a daughter, a Mehbooba and a Jalpari ! He is combined with Gorilla, King Kong, Delialah, Hercules, Magic lamp and what not. I am sure the original Tarzan would have jumped with pleasure with so many companions ! Such films came mostly in the 60’s decade and the usual heroes were Azaad and Dara Singh, in the main role. Heroines were immaterial.

These C grade action and stunt films are truly 100 % entertainment. Only condition was that you must lock up your brain and forget any body part above your shoulders, before seeing these films. The greatest misuse of ” Cinematic Liberty” was to be found in those films. But honestly, the current New generation has really missed out on something out of this world !

Entertainment at best was provided by these C grade stunt and action films of the 40’s, 50’s and the 60’s. I know, because my childhood was nurtured on the full dose of such films. I was seeing films from the age of 9-10 years or so. That was around 1949-50. I was the officially appointed chaperone or the chies guide and guard of the older generation group when they went to see Mythological films in a theatre. Other times, I used to see action films and musical or social films etc. Old films of the 40’s were shown at reduced rates of 4 annas, 6 annas etc. in theatres screening them as ” Morning Shows” from 10 to 1 pm. I had no qualms seeing any film -be it Marathi, Hindi English, Telugu, Kannada or even Bangla. I was lucky to see films of the 40’s, because later on they simply disappeared !

Some people feel seeing and enjoying C grade films is below dignity and childish. It was neither, in my opinion. Sense and cause of enjoyment is as different to individuals as are the natures of all the people. You can’t find similarity exactly. It is like the definition of Beauty. Shakespeare had said ” Beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes “. To each his own. There are millions of people worldwide who like such films and that is why such films were made. Without demand would such films be made ?

Nowadays ofcourse, such films- C grade stunt and action films are not made. Due to advanced techniques and SFX science, one can show any unimaginable trick or scene in seconds, so who needs Fight masters and DareDevil action heroes like master Bhagwan, Baburao pehelwan, Kamran, Ranjan, Fearless Nadia and their ilk ? Furthermore, action on the screen is now diversified and branched into several stereotypes.

An American – Mr. Michel aka Mike Barnum runs 2 Blogs on the Internet, namely Pedro the Ape and cinemajadoo. Most people are totally unaware of such Blogs run by an American-Mike Barnum ji. On his Blog Mike has written on at least 100+ only C grade action and stunt films alone. He has made classification by different Generes also, like Jungle films, Mystery films, Murder films, Horror films etc etc. There are Photos, posters, cast details, film stories and short Bios of unknown C grade artistes. Once you go to his Blog, you get lost for a long time. It is a great work, involving a neglected Genre of Hindi films, which was once upon a time, a very popular film variety for certain audiences. I thank him profusely for this service. Thanks, Mike Barnum ji.

The decade of the 40s and the 50s was the period when stunt and Action films were made in plenty. There were specialised actors,producers, directors,composers and even specialised audiences too for such films. Stunt and Action films was a very sweeping name for a Genre which included several types of sub-categories. When I started studying these films, I found this kind soul – Mike Burnum -who identified and classified stunt/Action films made in India, into sub categories. For the information of our esteemed readers, the different types within the generalised Stunt/Action films are…(in descending order of number of films made….)

1. Fantasy and Arabian Nights-92 films
2. Horror – 67
3. Jungle Thrillers (Tarzan/Zimbo/Zambo/Zangbo/Zingara etc)
4. New Century Horror films ( Horror films made after 2000)
5. Science Fiction
6. Chillers
7. Spies and Detective
8. Super heroes/ Heroines
9. Murder and Mystery
10. Sword Fighting and
11. Naag Films. etc etc.

In today’s film cast you will find the name Baburao. Now this is not a complete name. There were several Baburaos in the film industry like Baburao Painter, Baburao Patel, Baburao Apte, Baburao Pendharkar, Baburao Pehelwan etc. But a regular fan of action films knew that in such films Baburao means Baburao Pehelwan.

Baburao Pehelwan, hailed from Kolhapur – famous for wrestlers due to royal patronage from King Shahu Maharaj. He started his career with the Wadias as an extra doing small roles and as a duplicate for Fearless Nadia. Master Bhagwan picked him up from there and made him a hero in his stunt pictures like, ‘Badla’ (1943), ‘Madadgaar’ (1947), ‘Laalach’ (1948), ‘Jalan’ (1948), ‘Bhedi Bungla’ (1949) etc. After the eclipse of stunt and action films, by the 60s, he joined fight master Azeem Khan’s team as a fighter and a duplicate. In the film ‘Howrah Bridge’ (1958) he was Ashok Kumar’s duplicate in the final scene, where he is to climb the Howrah Bridge.

Baburao Pehelwan operated in an era when there was a spate of actors calling themselves “pehelwan”. They were in great demand in stunt and action films. At one time there were actors like Baburao Pehelwan, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Sadiq Pehelwan, Nandram Pehelwan, Maane Pehelwan, Amir Khan Pehelwan. There was one more actor in the 30s named Marutirao Pehelwan. He was a handsome person. He was the hero in the first Gujarati talkie film, ‘Narsi Mehta’ (1932). He married his co-star of many films Tara, elder sister of dancer Sitara Devi. After retirement, Marutirao Pehelwan settled in Dhule in Maharashtra and opened a dairy. World famous dancer Gopi Krishna was their son.

Today’s song seems to be a dance number. It is sung by harish, Shaikh and chorus.. 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. (It was the 5000th song on this Blog)

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.


Song- O Sheena o Sheena (Simbaa)(1951) Singers- Harish, Shaikh, Lyricist- Farukh Qaisar, MD- D C Dutt

Lyrics

Ding ding o gola
ding ding o gola

gori gori
pyaari pyaari
o sheena
gori gori
pyaaree pyaaree
o sheena

pahle loota thha tirchhi nazar ne
bal khaati hui is kamar ne
pahle loota thha tirchhi nazar ne
bal khaati hui is kamar ne
dil bhi junglee ada ne chheena
dil bhi junglee ada ne chheena
o shheena o sheena
o shheena o sheena
o gori pyaari pyaari
o sheena
gori gori
pyaaree pyaaree
o sheena

mere dil ki kothhariya hai chhoti
usmein phir aa basi hai ye moti
mere dil ki kothhariya hai chhoti
usmein phir aa basi hai ye moti
isne mushqil kiya mera jeena
isne mushqil kiya mera jeena
o shheena o sheena
o shheena o sheena
gori gori
pyaaree pyaaree
o sheena
gori gori
pyaaree pyaaree o sheena

aeji kismat kisi ne na paari
jab ladi aankh ??
aeji kismat kisi ne na paari
jab ladi aankh ??
aur miley khaad se khaana peena
aur miley khaad se khaana peena
o shheena o sheena
o shheena o sheena


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 :

5054 Post No. : 16968

Today’s song is from a film called ” Azadi ke Baad “-1951.

HFGK shows 10 songs for this film. It does not give record numbers or singer’s names(except for 2) for the songs. Today’s song is not listed on this page, for whatever reasons. Nevertheless, it is confirmed that this song is from this film only, as the uploader has given the photo of this record on RMIM and also mentioned on YouTube that this song is not listed in HFGK. Possibly, at the time of compilation, the record details with singers’ names etc were not available to Hamraz ji. It happened in some other film cases too.

The film was made in Calcutta by The Great Oriental Pictures. It was directed by D.K.Chatterjee. I found only this one film for this director in HFGK. The music was by K.P. Sen. This name may not be known to most readers.

During the early phase of filmmaking, Bombay was the attraction for people connected with films. Actors, directors and composers used to rush to Bombay from all over India to try their Luck.

Bengal was also not an exception. Initially almost all regional film centres in India were on a smaller scale than Bombay. Therefore more opportunities were available here. Out of the hundreds of aspirants, those with great luck and readiness to do hard work with patience won the race and made their career in Bombay. On Hard work and Luck, I remember a comment by our Atul ji on one of my posts. He commented ” The harder one works, the Luckier one gets ” (31-1-2018). How true ! Cases like composer Naushad who slept on footpaths of Bombay or Sunil Dutt, who lived in Dharavi slum, during their struggle periods are examples of such successes.

During the 1930s and the 40’s decades many Bangla composers came to Bombay and gave music to Hindi films, ranging from 1 film to 5 films. Some of them were…Radhacharan Bhattacharya, N. R. Bhattacharya, Shoolpani Mukherjee, S.P.Mukherjee, V.V.Ganguli, Niren Lahiri, Shivrani Ghosh, Mihir Kiran Bhattachrya, A.C.Biswas, Hiren Bose, Bhishmadev Chatterjee, Ramani Mukherjee, Anath Bose, Kazi nasrul islam, Anil Bagchi, Dakhina Tagore, Dhiuren Mitter, Kartik Chatterjee, Himangshu Dutt Sursagar, Jagmohan Sursagar, Subal Dasgupta, Sailesh duttagupta, Gopen Mullick, Gyanprakash Ghosh, Naresh Bhattacharya, Pratap mukherjee, Khshirodchandra Bhattacharya, Ravi Roychaudhuri, prafull Chaudhuri, T.K.Das etc etc. Some composers who did not succeed here, were real big names in Bengal, like Kazi Nazrul Islam,Niren Lahiri, Hiren Bose, Bhishmadev Chatterjee, Himangshu Dutt Sursagar, Subal Dasgupta, Gopen Mullick, Gyanprakash Ghosh etc etc

K.P.Sen, Music Director of today’s film had given music to 3 more Hindi films- Baap-46, Do Baten-49 and Shadi ke Baad-49. Film Azadi ke baad-51 was his last Hindi film. No more information about him is available. I have always stated that it is extremely difficult to get information on most Bangla artistes in any other language than Bangla.

The cast of the film was Asit Baran, Mira Mishra, Pearl,Parvati, Kalpana, Pannalal Bose, Nripen, Rekha, Sujata etc. Pearl was the sister of Violet Cooper and Patience Cooper among the 7 sisters. Pearl acted in 6 Hindi films – Indra Sabha-32, Anokha prem-34, Khudadad-35, Jahanara-35, Burkhewali-36 and Abla ki Shakti-40. Her sister Violet acted in 5 Hindi films and Patience Cooper acted in 16 Silent and 34 Talkie Hindi films. The hero was Asit Baran.

Asit Baran was born on 19-11-1913 at Calcutta in a middle class family.His pet name was kalo. He was not much interested in schooling. He learnt music and Tabla from Gyanprakash Ghosh. He became an expert in Tabla playing and did few programmes on Calcutta A.I.R. also. In one of the All India Music Conferences,Pahadi Sanyal noticed him and invited him to New Theatres. Impressed with his good looks and singing capability, he got the role of Pahadi sanyal’s younger Brother in the film ” Protisruti ”-42. He acted in severai Hindi and Bangla films of New Theatres.

His first Hindi film- Saugandh-42, was a remake of ‘ Protisruti ‘. He did the same role in Hindi also. His songs became popular.In all,Asit Baran acted and sang in 43 films-Hindi and Bangla together. Some of his Hindi films were Saugandh,Jawab,Wapas,Arabian Nights,Parineeta,Suhag Sindoor,Kashinath,Wasiyatnama,Manzoor,Roop kahani,faraar,Azadi ke baad etc. He left New Theatres in 1952 and came to Bombay on the invitation by Sailesh Mukherjee,to act in Suhag Sindoor. By this time,his voice had deteriorated and he was given playback by Sailesh Mukherjee. Same thing happened to Parineeta also. He acted in 14 Hindi films and sang 24 songs in 10 films. His last film was Babla-53

Asit Baran returned to Calcutta and did some more Bangla films. He founded a Theatre group called “Rangorash” which spread the teachings of Shri Ramkrishna Paramhans ji.

He died on 27-12-1984 at Calcutta.

Today’s song is almost a qawwali – an unusual genre of songs in films coming from Calcutta. By the way, as per an internet site, the film Azadi ke baad-51 was a remake of Bengali film Sahajatri-51, directed by Agradoot (Bibhuti Laha). Today’s song is sung by Pannalal Bose and chorus. Pannalal Bose was a Bangla actor and singer, This is the only song he sang in Hindi and considering that, his pronunciation and diction of Hindi words is very good. Needless to say that no information is available about him anywhere.


Song- Saamne hai yaar ka (Aazaadi Ke Baad)(1951) Singer-Pannalal Bose, Lyricist- M.Razi Banarasi, MD- K.P.Sen
Chorus

Lyrics

Saamne hai yaar ka nakshe ka pepa(?) choom le
hai dile naadaan yahi
jannat ka naqshaa choom le
hai dile naadaan yahi
jannat ka naqshaa choom le

kyun bhatakta hai bata aa aa aa
jairo- ??haram mein khaam khaa
kyun bhatakta hai bata
jairo ??haram mein khaam khaa

hey jairo ??haram mein khaam khaa
jairo ??haram mein khaam khaa
aa aa aa aa
likh ke tu naam e Muhammad
karke sajda choom le
likh ke tu naam e Muhammad
karke sajda
likh ke tu naam e Muhammad
karke sajda
likh ke tu naam e Muhammad
karke sajda
karke sajda choom le

dekhna gar hai tujhe ae ae
jalwa jamaal e yaar ka
dekhna gar hai tujhe
jalwa jamaal e yaar ka

ae jalwa jamaal e yaar ka
jalwa jamaal e yaar ka
karke ?? kar madeene
?? unka roza choom le
karke ?? jaa kar madeene
?? unka roza
karke ?? jaa kar madeene
unka roza?? choom le

jiski hai talaash wo o o o o
parda nasheen parde mein hai ae ae
parda nasheen parde mein hai
parda nasheen parde mein hai
hey
parda nasheen parde mein hai

?? pehle parda choom le
??
ae jee pehle parda
??
aahe pahle parda
?? pahle parda choom le

?? ne ? ne ae ae
?? jaakar choom li
/ ne ? ne ae ae
?? jaakar choom li

hey ?? jaakar choom li
?? jaakar choom li
aa aa aa aa
?? yaar ka
tu ban ke shaida choom le
?? yaar ka
ae jee banke shailda
?? yaar ka
ae jee ban ke shaida
?? yaar ka
tu ban ke shaida choom le
haan saamne hai yaar ka
naqshe ka pepa (??) choom le ae ae ae


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in other sites without the knowledge and consent of the web administrator of atulsongaday.me, then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day :

5050 Post No. : 16963

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Bholaa Shanker-1951’.

This movie was directed by Vishram Bedekar for ‘Famous Pictures, Bombay’.

‘Bholaa Shanker-1951’ was a mythological movie. It had Prem Adeeb, Vijaylakshami, Mahipal, Sheela Naik, Prakash Gupta, Sadhna Bose, Bhagwan, Kamal, Balaram, Ram Avtar, Jyoti, Samant, Raj Kishore, Radheyshyam and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 24.01.1951.

This movie had eight songs that were written by Bharat Vyas and composed to music by Snehal Bhatkar.

Following is the list of songs in this :-

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Dim dim dim dim dimak dimak… Chandra bhalnath bhole bhasm ang re Snehal Bhatkar, Rajkumari, chorus
02 Main hirni si ban ban phiroon mera hirna kho gaya re Rajkumari 11.12.2013
03 Jai jai maata parvati… laaj tumhaare haath maat mere pranpati ko amar karo re Snehal Bhatkar, Rajkumari, Sadashiv Gurjar
04 Shankar kaanta lagey na kankar… hare hare rang mein sil batte ke sang mein Snehal Bhatkar, Sadashiv Gurjar, chorus
05 Chanda tujhko laaj na aaye, mere chhod piya ka saath akela Lata Mangeshkar 26.10.2020
06 Main albeli naar, saj solah singaar aayi hoon… jogi bol re zaraa Lata Mangeshkar Being discussed today
07 Chham chhamaa chham chham, naacho gaao re, prem bhara mod bhara mangal Various artists
08 Ritu basant ki madbhari… chaloge kya sang mere, thhirak rahe ang mere Rajkumari 16.12.2013

As mentioned above three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song sung by Lata Mangeshkar is the fourth song from this movie to be presented on the blog. I had come across this song long back, however this song has managed to stay undiscussed so far.

Let us listen to this song. Only audio of this songs is available

Bharat Vyas is the lyricist for this song and music is composed by Snehal Bhatkar.


Song-Main albeli naar saj solah singaar (Bhola Shankar)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

Jogi ee ee
Jogi ee
Bol re ae ae
Bol re ae

Main albeli naar
Saj solah singaar
Aayi hoon tere dwaar
Jogi bol re ae
Jogi bol re
Jogi bol re ae
Jogi bol re
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Ae
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Jogi bol re
Main albeli naar
Aa aa aa aa
Main albeli naar

Chandaa ki sheetal hoon
Main chaandni
Chandaa ki sheetal hoon
Main chaandni
Veena ki hoon main madhur raagini
Main madhur raagini
Mere nainon mein geet
Mere praanon mein preet
Mere man mein sangeet ras ghol re ae
Jogi bol re
Mere man mein sangeet ras ghol re ae
Jogi bol re
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Ae
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Jogi bol re
Main albeli naar

Bijli ki saanche mein hoon main dhali
Baadal ke godi mein hoon main pali
Mera naache hai ang
Jaise jal ki tarang
Jaise hirni kare hai kilol re ae
Jogi bol re
Jaise hirni kare hai kilol re
Jogi bol re
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Ae
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Jogi bol re
Main albeli naar

h
Jogi ye jhoothi teri saadhna
Aao karen prem aaraadhanaa
Prem aaraadhanaa
Mere man ke o meet
Kar le humse tu preet
Ghadi jaaye naa beet anmol re
Jogi bol re
Ghadi jaaye naa beet anmol re
Jogi bol re
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Ae
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Jogi bol re
Main albeli naar
Aa aa aa aa
Main albeli naar
Main albeli naar
Main albeli naar


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 :

4954 Post No. : 16820

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

The film was made by Jeevan Pictures, Bombay. The producer was G D Chandana and the film was directed by one Vijay Mhatre, who was basically a successful Cinematographer. He got an opportunity of directing a film but could not do much to make the film a Hit, despite having a popular lead pair of Dev Anand and Ramola (Khajanchi-41 fame). This was due to a very weakened run of the mill story of the film. He ended his directorial career with only this film and went back to his comfort zone of remaining a successful Cinematographer.

There were two Music Directors who composed 12 songs of the film. However, HFGK credits only 9 songs with MD’s name. The remaining 3 songs are left ‘ Ram Bharose’. Luckily there was only one Lyricist-Sarashar Sailani, so it is understood that all the songs were written by him only.

Sarashar Sailani was born on 12-3-1925 in Lahore. He was not much educated (not a graduate), but was a school teacher, used to participate in Mushairas. The owner of Jeevan Pictures,Lahore, was Motiram Jain and he was a lover of Shayari and poetry. Motiram liked his shayari. When Motiram started his First film Arsi-47, he invited Sailani to write story, song and dialogues for this film. Arsi-1947 was his first film as a Lyricist. Some songs became popular and Sailani jumped into the film line.

Lachhiram called him for his next film Mohini-47 and Shyamsunder called him for Ek Roz-47. Along with director Daud Chaand, Sailani also shifted to Bombay. However, after the Partition, Daud returned to Lahore but Sailani remained in India. He wrote lyrics. generally he got only low budget films, but he worked with some quality composers like Pt. Amarnath, Husnlal-Bhagatram, Roshan, Chitragupta, Jaidev, A R Qureshi, Hansraj Behl etc.

In all, he wrote 150 songs in 32 films. From 1960 onwards, after the film ‘ Bade ghar ki bahu’, he stopped songwriting and took up only story, dialogue writing, in which he did many good films. some of such films were Bewafa,Baaz,Barsat ki raat,Unpadh,Aayi milan ki bela,Aapki parchhaiyan,Ganga ki laharen, Majboor, Aaye din bahaar ke, Aman, Devar, Gunahon ka devta, kanyadaan,Aya saawan jhoom ke, Anjana etc.etc. His last film as a dialogue writer was Maa aur Mamta-70. He died on 10-4-1969 at Bombay.

One of the Music Directors was Sardar Malik for this film. Sardar Malik today is a lesser known composer compared to other giants of the film industry, but he has created some golden melodies. Born on 13-1- 1925, Sardar Malik had learnt classical music from Ustad Alauddin Khan. He also learned a variety of dancing skills from Pt.Uday Shankar. Some other stars like Guru Dutt and Mohan Sehgal too were part of the troop under Pt. Uday Shankar, same time.

Sardar Malik got his break as a Music Director in a movie called ‘Renuka’ which was released in 1947. Sardar Malik also sang 4 songs in this movie – 2 solo songs and also 2 duets with Zohrabai. But the movie was not a big success and he remained unrecognized. In the same year, he also composed music for a movie ‘Rain Basera’, but that movie too was not successful. In 1949, only one movie was released of Sardar Malik and that was ‘Raaz’. The movie had some wonderful numbers from Rafi, Amirbai and Binapani Mukherjee.

In 1951, Sardar Malik shared the credits with Husnlal Bhagatram and composed a few songs for a movie ‘Stage’, which had lovely numbers sung by Asha Bhosle like ‘Dil Machalne Laga’. Asha Bhosle had excellent control in her voice in the early 50s and her association with Sardar Malik was very special in this era when Lata and Geeta Dutt were at the top.

His next movie was ‘Laila Majnu’ which was a huge success. Sardar Malik composed only 3 songs for this movie ‘Baharon Ki Duniya Pukare’, ‘Tere Dar Pe Aaya Hoon’ and ‘Dekh Li Ae Ishq’. All the other songs were composed by Ghulam Mohammed but the songs showed his versatility and he gained recognition in the film industry. Thokar (1953) established Sardar Malik as a successful composer. Songs like ‘Ae Gham-e-Dil Kya Karoon’ by Talat and Asha Bhosle and ‘Hawa Ghungunayee Fiza Muskayee’ are evergreen numbers.

‘Aulad’ (1954) showed Sardar Malik’s overall class through his magical compositions. This movie had some great numbers like ‘Duniya Tasveer Ha’i (Talat Mahmood) and ‘Tum Salamat Raho Hazar Baras’ (Asha). The same year saw the release of ‘Chor Bazar’ (1954), which had some of the best songs rendered by Lata Mangeshkar. She sang 3 beautiful songs in this movie ‘Chalta Rahe Yeh Karvan’, ‘Huyi Yeh Humse Ye Nadani’ and ‘Dar Dar Ki Thokare Hain’. In the mid-50’s Sardar Malik composed music for a few movies like Ab-e-Hayat-55, Taxi-555-58, Chamak Chandni-57 and Maa Ke Aansoo-59. All these movies had some nice songs. If we observe the decade of the 50s, Asha Bhosle, Talat Mahmood and Rafi sang some of the best songs of Sardar Malik.

The decade of 60’s saw the release of ‘Saranga’ (1960), which can be considered as one of the best movies of Indian Cinema. The title song of the movie sung by Mukesh and the sad version of the same sung by Rafi is still as popular as it was 60 yrs ago. Many veteran music composers consider this movie as the best movie composed by Sardar Malik ever. The same year saw the release of ‘Mera Ghar Mere Bachche’ which contained some great songs sung by Mukesh, my favorite song being the duet of Mukesh with Suman Kalyanpur ‘Baharon Se Poochho’.

Sardar Malik remained active in the first half of the 1960s and composed some outstanding music for second rung movies like Madan Manjari, Bachpan, Pick Pocket, Naag Mohini, Jantar Mantar, Maharani Padmini, Roop Sundari and Main Hoon Jadugar. It was destiny that most of the films he composed for were not box-office successes, but he never compromised on the quality of his music. His career appears to come to an abrupt halt in the mid-60s. The last movie of Sardar Malik was Gynaaniji which was released in 1977. This movie had songs sung by Rafi, Asha, Jaspal Singh and Jagat Singh Jagga. After this he gave music to one film in which all his family was working- Nigahain-1983. He even wrote a few songs for this film.

Sardar Malik gave music to 25 films, composing 199 songs. He sang 8 songs in 2 films-Renuka-47 and Raaz-49.

Sardar Malik had huge knowledge on all forms of Indian Music. He always depended on light background orchestration in many of his songs. He made the use of accordion and flute in many of his songs. As he was classically trained, he had excellent knowledge on various ragas too. Married to noted lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri’s sister, Kausar Jahan (Bilqis), Sardar Malik had three sons – Annu, Abbu and Dabbu Malik. Thanks to his father’s blessings, Annu Malik met with a lot of success in the 1990s and 2000s.

Sardar Malik passed away on January 27th 2006, but the legacy he has left behind will always remain with us.

Today’s song is sung by Master Sonik and Lata mangeshkar. Hindi films had so far, to my knowledge,3 artistes who were blind and into film music. The first was K C Dey, a singer and a music director. The second was Manohal Lal Sonik- again a singer and a music director and the third one was Ravindra Jain who was a Lyricist, singer and a Music Director. Their natural deficiency did not come in the way of their music careers and the industry too gave them the recognition for their talents.

Master Sonik aka Manohar lal Sonik was born on 26-11-1926 in Sialkot, Punjab.By his third year, he lost his vision completely. Undaunted, he learnt music-first from the Music school of Lahore and then from Lucknow. For sometime, he was assistant to pt. Amarnath Batish.

After Partition he joined Delhi A.I.R. Later, he sang 8 songs in 7 Hindi films,namely Chaar Din-49, Stage-51,Kashmir-51, Khaibar-54, Mast Qalandar-55, Inquilab-56 and then after 20 years he sang in film Umar qaid-75 also. He gave music to film Ishwar Bhakti-51 along with Giridhar and then film Mamta-52, with Hansraj Behl.

Meanwhile, his nephew Omprakash Sonik, who was a singer in Delhi A.I.R., proposed working as a team of composers, calling themselves as ” SONIK-OMI “. They got their first film ” Dil ne phir yaad kiya”-66. The songs became popular. They continued to give music till Anadi Dada-93, when Master Sonik died on 9-7-1993. As a team, music was given to another 5 films by Omi alone till the film- Yeh hai basti Badmashon ki-1999. As a team, they gave music to 104 films composing 536 songs.

Today’s song is from the film Stage-51. There was a time between say, 1940 to 1970 when many film stories were woven around the Hero or Heroine being either a part of or an aspirant to be a part of a drama company or a musical group ( some examples are Albela, Hum sab chor hain, Teesri Manzil etc). This gave the producers ample scope and opportunities to include song and dance items in the film without any problem. Stage-51 was also one such movie having a murder mystery of a singer dancer. The film story was….

Prof.Rajan(Raj Mehra) is sad because his family life is spoiled due to the sharp and acidic tongue of his wife(Kuldeep Kaur).His daughter Sudha(Ramola) is with him on this issue.One day he discovers that his college love Kamini(Gulab) is in town as Neelam the stage dancer.He goes to meet her.Both share their grief but Rajan can not help her.In due course, Rajan’s wife learns about Neelam,there is a fight and Rajan is injured by accident.He goes to meet Neelam-who is murdered and police arrest Rajan with blood stained clothes.

Sudha, who is enjoying her boy friend Anand’s(Dev Anand) Birthday party, learns about it. She is determined to find out the real culprit. With help from Anand, his friend Chunnu(Sunder) and some clues, they reach Poona. Sudha joins as Dancer in the previous stage company of Neelam. They get the proof that the Owner of the theatre(Mubarak)is the culprit.

After some chase,suspense and a mock fight(it is funny to see Dev Anand fighting 7-8 gundas at a time),the murderer is caught by the police, Rajan released,Sudha-Anand married and Rajan’s wife reformed.

Let us now listen to the funny song which gives advice on how to be careful in Bombay.


Song- Bach ke chalna meri sarkaar ki ye Bombay hai (Stage)(1951) Singers- Master Sonik , Lata Mangeshkar, Lyricist-Sarshar Sailani, MD- Sardar Malik
Both

Lyrics

sach kahaa kisi ne
bache hamesha
bachke mod ko
hamesha bachke mod ko chaliye
ho bachke
bachke chalna
bachke chalna meri sarkaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai
taxi waalon se hoshiyaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai

hamne is shahar ke andaaz niraale dekhe
hamne is shahar ke andaaz niraale dekhe
har kadam par yahaan dil lootne waale dekhe ae
har kadam par yahaan dil lootne waale dekhe
lut na jaana sare baazaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai
bachke chalna meri sarkaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai

ghar se hum aaye thhe
business koi karne ke liye ae ae
ghar se hum aaye thhe
business koi karne ke liye
ab hain bechain kisi shokh pe marne ke liye ae ae
ab hain bechain kisi shokh pe marne ke liye

bik na jaaye kahin ghar baar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai
bachke chalna meri sarkaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai

hamko rah rah ke hansi aati hai in ladkon par
hamko rah rah ke hansi aati hai in ladkon par
phirte hain ishq ladaane ke liye sadkon par r
phirte hain ishq ladaane ke liye sadkon par
aise ladkon se khabardar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai

bachke chalna meri sarkaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai
Bombaayyyy


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4871 Post No. : 16665

“Ishwar Bhakti”(1951) was produced by R B Haldia and directed by Gunjal for Shree Shyam Chitra Bombay. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Shalini, Urvashi, Nand Kishore, Sudha Bai, Parvati, Rajni, Kamlakant, Chaman Puri, Saroop etc in it.

This movie had eleven obscure songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Ishwar Bhakti”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonik-Giridhar.

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


Song-Sooraj ghoome chandr ghoome (Ishwar Bhakti)(1951) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sonik Giridhar

Lyrics

sooraj ghoome chandr ghoome
ghoome gagan saara aa aa
ghoome gagan saara aa aa
sooraj ghoome

nainon ki putli mein aen aen
aen aen
nainon ki putli mein
ghoome jagat saara aa
ghoome jagat saara aa aa
sooraj ghoome

aa aa aa
rituon ka chakr ghoome
rituon ka chakr ghoome
aa aa aa
rituon ka chakr ghoome
ghoome dhara pyaari ee
ghoome dhara pyaari
maati ki maaya ghoome
maati ki maaya ghoome
ban kar phulwaari
ban kar phulwaari

aaa aa aa
aaa aa aa
aaa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aaa
aa aa aa
ghoome pal vipal sakal
gin gin man haara aa
gin gin man haara aa aa
sooraj ghoome
sooraj ghoome chandr ghoome
ghoome gagan saara aa aa
ghoome gagan saara aa aa
sooraj ghoome

aaya ritu raaj aaj
aaya ritu raaj aaj
pushp mukut dhaari
sundar chhavi roop madhur
sundar chhavi roop madhur
bali bali balihaari
aaya ritu raaj aaj
aaya ritu raaj aaj
aaya
aaya
aaya
aaya
aaya aayaa


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4824 Post No. : 16602

“Saudaagar”(1951) was produced by S V Mungre and directed by M I Dharmsee for West Hind pictures, Bombay. This social movie had Rehana, Nasir Khan, Suraiyya Chaudhary, Bhudo Advani, Shakuntala, Ratan Kumar, Bala etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Six were composed by C Ramchandra and four by Hanuman Prasad.

Four songs from the movie (three composed by C Ramchandra and one composed by Hanuman Prasad) have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Saudaagar”(1951) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only audio of the song is available. It is almost certain that the song was picturised on Rehana. I euest our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this melancholic song.


Song-Bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante (Saudaagar)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics- P L Santoshi, MD- C Ramchandra

Lyrics

dil mein chupaaye unki ulfat kaa khazaana
aankhon se likh rahe hain taqdeer kaa fasaana

aa aa aa aa
bigad gayi kyon meri taqdeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyo meri taqdeer bante bante
mit gayi ulfat ki lakeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri takdeer bante bante

aa aa aa aa
manzil ke paas aakar manzil hi bhool baithhe
manzil ke paas aakar manzil hi bhool baithhe
kismat ne mitaa daali tadbeer bante bante
kismat ne mitaa daali tadbeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante

aa aa aa aa aa
tujhko to zamaane ne hone naa diyaa meraa
tujhko to zamaane ne hone naa diyaa meraa
hum mit gaye khud teri tasveer bante bante
hum mit gaye khud teri tasveer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante


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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


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4549 Post No. : 16131

“Dashaavtaar”(1951) as produced by Kikubhai Desai and directed by Jayant Desai for J K Films, Bombay. The mythological movie had Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Niranjan Sharma, Umakant, Vasantrao Pahalwan, Praveen Kumar, Baby Tabassum, Murad, Master Dhulia, Revashankar, Satya narayan, Chandabai, Charubala, Neerja, Nagolkar, Pt Iqbal etc ith guest appearance by Jeewan.

The movie had twelve songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Dashaavtaar”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. B P Bhargav is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

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


Song-O mere maalik bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge (Dashaavtaar)(1951) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-B P Bhargav, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik

chaaron oar
chaaron oar andhera chhaaya
vidhaata ne apni veena par besur raag bajaaya
vidhaata ne apni veena par besur raag bajaaya
antar ke aalay mein aake antar ke aalay meain aake
kab tum jot jalaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik

bhooli padi bhavsaagar bhatkoon
bairan ban duniyaa vaalon ke nain nain mein khatkoon
bairan ban duniyan vaalon ke nain nain mein khatkoon
manva ho
manva ho niraash pukaare
kab tak yoon tarsaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik

dheeraj dharte dharte thhak gayi
asuvan bunde bahti bahti saagar ban gayi
banke banmaali tan man ke
banke banmaali tan man ke
bolo kab tum aaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge
o mere maalik
bolo kab aake mujhe bachaaoge


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4547 Post No. : 16124

“Lachak”(1951) as produced by Shreeram Vohra and directed by M I Dharmsi for Shrre Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Geta Bali, Amarnath, Kuldeep Kaur, Agha, Paro, Nayantara, B M Vyas, Ramkumar, Shanti Sharma, Rukhsana, Zareena, Cecil, Ram Singh, Anand, Sheikh etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. To songs have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from “Lackah”(1951) to appear in the blog. THe song is sung by Shamshad Begam and chorus. Balkrishn Vohra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Moti Ram.

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


Song-Ho thhanda thhandaa paani nadiya mein behta jaaye (Lachak)(1951) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Balkrishn Vohra, MD-Pt Motiram
Chorus

Lyrics

Ho thhanda thhanda
ho thhanda thhanda
ho thhandaa thhandaa paani
nadiya mein behta jaaye
haaye nadiya mein behta jaaye
ye prem ki aag mere dil mein lagaaye

ye duniya deewaani kare apni manmaani
ho o apni manmaani
ye duniya deewaani kare apni manmaani
ho o apni manmaani
darr lagta hai mujhko
kahin doobe na jawaani
ho o doobe na jawaani
darr lagta hai
darr lagta hai mujhko
kahin doobe na jawaani
ho o doobe na jawaani
chhoti si ye baat
chhoti si ye baat
mujhe kaun bataaye
ho o
chhoti si ye baat
mujhe kaun bataaye
ye prem ki aag mere dil mein lagaaye
hoy thhandaa thhandaa paani
hoy thhandaa thhandaa paani

hoy thhandaa thhandaa
hoy thhandaa thhandaa paani
nadiya mein behtaa jaaye
haaye nadiya mein behtaa jaaye
ye prem ki aag mere dil mein lagaaye

o mere banmaali
phool khile daali daali
ho o khile daali daali
o mere banmaali
phool khile daali daali
ho o khile daali daali
mere man ki muraad
aaj jaaye nahin khaali
ho o jaaye nahin khaali
mere man ki muraad
aaj jaaye nahin khaali
ho o jaaye nahin khaali
dil ki lagi
dil ki lagi ko ab kaun bujhaaye
o o
dil ki lagi ko ab kaun bujhaaye
ye prem ki aag mere dil mein lagaaye
hoy thhandaa thhandaa paani
hoy thhandaa thhandaa paani

hoy thhandaa thhandaa
hoy thhandaa thhandaa paani
nadiya mein behtaa jaaye
haaye nadiya mein behtaa jaaye
ye prem ki aag mere dil mein lagaaye


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As a simpleton, I thought that Deepawali is a one day festival which is celebrated on amawasya day. Now I realise that Deepaawali begins two days in advance, namely on tryodashi (or teras). This day is popularly called Dhanteras. Next day viz chaturdashi is Narak Chaturdashi aka Chhoti deewaali. Next day, viz amawasya is the day of Laxmi pooja, and it is the real Deepaawali day. Next day, the first day of next lunar cycle, is Govardhan pooja. Next to that is Bhai dooj. That is not all. On the sixth day after Deepaawali is Chhat, a very important festival in Bihar.

I am not the only simpleton. There are others. For instance, there are people who think that Govardhan pooja has something to do with Gobar (cow dung). 🙂 Not really, Govardhan pooja is pooja of Govardhan parvat, the parvat that Lord Krishna lifted to protect Gokulwasis from severe rain.

In addition to simpletons, even agenda driven activists have a field day during Deepaawali festival. They leave no stones unturned to tell us that bursting crackers during Deepaawali is the cause behind air pollution, and that fire cracker burning deewaali celebrators are big polluters.

On checking up, I found that in India 51% of air pollution is due to industrial activities, 27 % due to vehicles, 17% due to crop burning and only 5% due to fireworks.

So, Deepaawali contributes just 5 % of total air pollution. crop burning, which takes place in the same season contributes thrice as much pollution. vehicles, which ply round the year and not just on the day of deepaawali have been subjecting our lungs to five times more pollution that too round the clock throughout the year.

If we have to do introspection, we have to do wholesale introspection, and not just point an accusing finger towards deepaawali celebration.

The World Health Organization evaluated the concentration of PM2.5 particles to determine the most polluted place on Earth. PM2.5 (fine particulate matter 2.5) refers to tiny particles or droplets in the air that are two and one-half microns or less in width. These particles come from car, truck, bus, and off-road vehicle exhausts and from operations that involve the burning of fossil fuels such as wood, heating oil, or coal. They can also originate from indoor sources such as smoking tobacco, cooking, burning candles, or using fireplaces.

PM2.5 is an air pollutant that is a concern for people’s health when levels in the air are high. These particles reduce visibility and make the air appear hazy when levels are elevated. Some cities, such as New York, issue a PM2.5 Health Advisory when conditions are considered to be unhealthy for sensitive groups.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an index calculated for major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: particle pollution (PM2.5), ground-level ozone, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide. The AQI ranges from 0 to 500, with zero representing clean air and 500 being the most hazardous. Values of 100 or below are generally thought of as satisfactory; however, when values are above 100, air quality is considered unhealthy for certain at-risk groups of people and becomes more unsafe as the value increases.

The cleanest countries in the world, as determined by the Environmental Performance Index (EPI), have high air quality, clean water, and strong environmentally-friendly policies and initiatives. These countries include Switzerland, France, and Denmark.

A total of 92 nations were evaluated to determine which had the highest number of PM2.5 – or which nations were the most polluted.

Air pollution is a severe problem in several countries. I found out that one can accurately classify countries as first world, third world etc based on air pollution level. The countries suffering the worst pollution level in the world are- Bangladesh (97.1 microgram/ cubic metres), Pakistan(74.27), India (72.5), Afghanistan (61.8),Bahrain (59.8), Mongolia (58.8). They are followed by Kuwait, Nepal, UAE, Nigeria and Indonesia.

Interestingly, first world countries like USA, European countries, Japan, Singapore etc actually have clear air, even though some of them are densely populated and highly industrialised. For example USA (9.05), Germany (13.01), Japan (12), Great Britain (10.83), France (13.16), Singapore (14.8) etc have clean air, even though some of them are located in the neighbourhood of third world countries. For instance, Singapore is located near Indonesia. Taiwan (18) is located adjacent to China (41), Israel (18) is surrounded by countries with higher pollution etc.

One can see that China, for all its pretensions of being the second largest economy in the world does not have clean air that first world countries have. So China, like India, is very much a third world country, air quality wise.

One can notice that India and almost all its neighbours have the worst air quality in the world. Except India and Nepal, other neighbours of India do not even celebrate Deewaali, nor are they industrialised. So, it is all about discipline, viz following rules (including pollution control rules) in our day to day lives. India and its neighbours are the most indisciplined countries in the world, who disobey laws and rules with abandon, and pay the price. They do not even realise that they are paying a heavy price. We in our region are taking in highly polluted air into our lungs day in and day out.

AQI (Air Quality Index) which is a superset of PM2.5 based rating is widely used to check the air quality of places. AQI below 50 is supposed to be GOOD. 51-100 is Moderate, 101 to 200 is poor, 201-300 is unhealthy, 301 to 400 is severe, 401 to 500 is hazardous.

Today, New Delhi has AQI of 390 (PM2.5 of 233), Mumbai 64 (31), Pune 221 (48), Kolkata 122 (53).

It is not that entire India is suffering from air pollution. We have places in Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Kerala etc whose AQI is below 50 which means they enjoy clear air. For instance, Mysore, Hubli, Kozhikode, Chennai etc have acceptable air quality as of now. So if we can achieve acceptable air quality in parts of India (thanks to disciplined and responsible behaviour), it can be done elsewhere as well. Though there has been no dearth of people telling us about the ill effects of Deepaawali fire crackers, few people seem to bother about the alarming air quality throughout. It is high time we became aware of that and started taking action to rectify this situation. We cannot hope to become a first world country if we have third world level air quality.

So, unlike some others who would exhort people to shun fire crackers, I exhort people to become aware of the fact that India has very poor air quality and we are breathing in highly polluted air. We must act to improve our air quality. We need to do far far more than just shun fire frackers. We need to stop polluting the air which we are doing thanks to our irresponsible industrial and agricultural activities. Countries far more industrialised than us have managed to have cleaner air. It is time we did the same.

For now, let us celebrate Deepaawali in a responsible and safe way. Deepaawali is the festival of light. Light here does not simply mean physical light, it also means being better informed. Incidentally, the word “enlightened”, which is a synonym of “informed” has the word light in it, and that is no coincidence. Let us be enlightened and let us realise that deepaawali is the festival of lights. In addition to physical light, let us light the light of enlightenment as well.

Deepaawali is the day of Laxmi poojan. Laxmi, the goddess of wealth blesses those who are enlightened though education, training, research etc and who are able to create wealth through their enlightened activities, be they manufacture of goods, or provision of services. We find that the people whom Goddess Laxmi blesses on this day are those people who provide quality goods and services. Those who are buying these products are serving as willing couriers of wealth and they are handing over their wealth to the providers of quality goods and services. All this while, people doing deepaawali shopping are under the illusion that they are worshipping goddess Laxmi, whereas Goddess Laxmi has already been worshipped by those who are selling their stuff to the shoppers. 🙂

On the occasion of Deepaawali, here is a deepawali song from “Jeewan Tara”(1951). This movie, apparently a dubbed movie from south, was produced and directed by Joseph Teliyeth for Citadel Films Corporation Limited, Madras. The movie had T R Mahalingam, T R Rajkumari, P S Veerappa, K Sarangpaani,C V Nayagam,K P Kamatchi, C V V Tirupathi, Somu, Swaminathan, T P Rajalakshmi,V Susheela,T S Jaya, Lallitha,Padmini etc in it.

The song, second song from the movie to appear in the blog, is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vasant Desai.

Only the 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.

I take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy and prosperous deepaawali.

Audio link:

Song-Jagmag jagmag deep jale (Jeewan Tara)(1951) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Vasant Desai
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
door huaa andhiyaaraa
chamkaa hai cham cham ujiyaaraa

aaa…aaa…aaa…aaaa
chamkaa hai cham cham ujiyaaraa
aaa…aaa…aaa…aaaa ..aaa…aaa….aaa
kar ke haar singaar
thummak thummak chali naar
kar ke haar singaar
thummak thummak chali naar
chhamm chhamm jaisey koyi dulhan chaley
chhamm chhamm jaisey koyi dulhan chaley ae
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley

jhoothh ki aaj haar huyee
aur sach ki jai jaikaar huyi

jai jai kaa..aaa…aa..aaa..aaar
jhoothh ki aaj haar huyee
aur sach ki jai jaikaar huyi

jai jai kaa..aaa…aa…aaaar
naach uthha sansaar
mehak uttha gulzaar
o o o o o o o o o
oooo o oo o o o
ho o o o o o o o o
naach uthhaa sansaar
mehakk uthha gulzaar
ghar ghar aashaa ke phool khiley
ghar ghar aashaa ke phool khiley ae
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley

jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley
jagmag jagmag deep jaley


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