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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

5241 Post No. : 17238

Today we celebrate a combined anniversary of two singers. Two singers who were contemporary, two singers who were very good friends, two singers whose voices were considered almost similar. It is the birth anniversary of Geeta Dutt (nee Roy), and the remembrance day of Meena Kapoor.

23rd November – Geeta Ji was born in the year 1930 in Idilpur village (now in Bangladesh), into a zamindar family. In early 1940s, they moved to Calcutta (now Kolkata) and then to Bombay (now Mumbai) in mid 1940s.  The same date in 2017, Meena ji passed away in Kolkata, after some years of illness. She was in Delhi till 2003, the year when Anil Da (Anil Biswas) passed away, and then she moved to Kolkata.

Geeta ji started her singing career in 1945, with the film ‘Aadhaar’ under the music direction of SN Tripathi. Her last released film is ‘Anubhav’ from 1971, and then ‘Midnight’ from 1972, which remained unreleased.

Meena ji started her career in 1946. Two films with her playback singing were released that year – ‘Door Chalen’ under the music direction of KC Dey, and ‘Eight Days’ under the music direction of SD Burman. Her last singing assignment is recorded for the 1965 film ‘Chhoti Chhoti Baaten’, with music by Anil Biswas.

As I thought of writing a combined post for these two singing ladies, I tried to search for a duet sung by them. As per the Geet Kosh, I am able to locate only three duets they have sung. Two of them are already posted here on our blog. The first one is from the film ‘Aadhi Raat’ (1950) – “Main Ne Balam Se Poochhaa Miloge Kahaan”, and the second one is from the film ‘Jalte Deep’ also from 1950 – “Aayi Milan Ki Raat Karo Meethhi Meethhi Baat”. The third duet listed in Geet Kosh is from 1951 film ‘Ghaayal’. The song is “Tera Kisi Pe Aaye Dil…”. This song is not yet posted on our blog. And for good reason. This song is not yet traceable in public domain. The funny thing is that the song on the ‘palat’ (other) side of the record (GE 8739) is very much available – “Dil Toota Hua, Pal Pal Tujhe Pukaare” (singer is Meena Kapoor) and also posted on our blog. But as I started inquiring yesterday evening from my trusted circle of collector friends, all of the replied that this song is somehow not yet available.

But then today late morning, I got information about two other duet songs of this pair, which was very heartening. Just as a side, film ‘Ghaayal’ of 1951 has one other song in which the voices of these two ladies appear. However, this one is a trio song accompanied by GM Durrani. It is a long song, on both sides of the record (no. GE8740) which means it is about 6 minutes long. I was actually preparing to use this trio song for today’s post, but then I got two responses from two dear friends, both sharing information about one duet song each. Very interesting development indeed.

First I got to see a message from dear Gajendra Khanna ji (Bengaluru based) in which he shared info about another duet song. This one is from the 1948 film ‘Hip Hip Hurray’ (aka ‘Chaube ji’) and the song title is “Hum Jaan Gaye Jaan Gaye Jaan Gaye Ji”. The Geet Kosh does not list the singer names for this song. I tried to confirm this information, checking with another dear friend Zafar Bhai (based in Delhi-6), and he sent me the image of the record of this song. The reason that GK does not list the singer names is because the record itself does not carry these names. On checking back with Gajendra Ji, he shared with me the audio of the song, and said that the identification is based on the voices on the track. So we found another duet song.

And then almost immediately Zafar Bhai also responded with an additional song. This turns out to be a NFS duet, that makes it all the more rare. The fact that there are really very rare duet NFS songs (of any pair of singers), being able to locate one with these two voices, which have otherwise also not sung too many songs together, makes is rarer than rare.

I decided to go ahead with this NFS song, and dear Zafar Bhai immediately obliged by posting it on YouTube. All the additional delays that bring this post to almost 9 pm in the evening, are my doing. :D) :D)

The lyrics of this song are from the pen of Madhukar Rajasthani, an eminent poet of his time. Music is from the mind of Vedpal Verma, one of the lesser heard names in Hindi films, who has otherwise a notable portfolio of 70 songs from about a dozen films (this info is till 1980, and there may be more work done by this MD beyond 1980).

The song is a ‘bidaai’ song. A hoary tradition of this land – a song that is sung to bid farewell to a new bride as she starts her journey to a new home, a new family and a new life partner. The words are so wonderfully appropriate. My identification of the voices is that the first stanza is in the voice of Geeta ji and the second stanza is in the voice of Meena ji. I may be wrong, as I am not a good judge of voices. The record label unmistakably carries both names. In case my identification is in error, please let me know and I will make necessary changes.

In the beginning of the song there are a few lines that have been recited by an unidentified male voice. Could it be the poet himself? I cannot say.

Two very beautiful voices, and two very beautiful ladies. Good friends, but singing together only occasionally. Enjoy this very rare treat of an NFS duet song, with lots of thanks to Zafar Bhai for making my day.

 

Song – Jaa Ri Laadli Apne Ghar Ko (NFS) (1952) Singer – Geeta Roy (Dutt), Meena Kapoor, Lyrics – Madhukar Rajasthani, MD – Vedpal Verma

Lyrics

kaisa milan ye kaisa bichhudna
kaisa milan ye kaisa bichhudna
kaisi jag ki reet re
kaisi jag ki reet
de di bida mohe hanste hanste
de di bida mohe hanste hanste
kaise hain ye meet
goonj raha kaanon mein ab tak
wahi vidaai geet
ja ri laadli apne ghar ko
yaad hamaari karna
saath tumhaare meri duaaen
phoolo phalo khush rehna
ja ri laadli

oo oo oooo
bachpan ke sab sangi saathi
bachpan ke sab sangi saathi
bhulat naahin bhulaaye
man chhoda babul ki nagri
man chhoda babul ki nagri
tan doli mein jaaye
tan doli mein jaaye
door kahin wo le ke bansi
baar baar ye gaaye
ja ri laadli apne ghar ko
yaad hamaari karna
saath tumhaare meri duaaen
phoolo phalo khush rehna
ja ri laadli

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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कैसा मिलन ये कैसा बिछुड़ना
कैसा मिलन ये कैसा बिछुड़ना
कैसी जग की रीत रे
कैसी जग की रीत
दे दी बिदा मोहे हँसते हँसते
दे दी बिदा मोहे हँसते हँसते
कैसे हैं ये मीत
गूंज रहा कानों में अब तक
वही विदाई गीत
जा री लाड़ली अपने घर को
याद हमारी करना
साथ तुम्हारे मेरी दुआएं
फूलो फलो खुश रहना
जा री लाड़ली

ओ ओ ओ
बचपन के सब संगी साथी
बचपन के सब संगी साथी
भूलत नहीं भुलाए
मन छोड़ा बाबुल की नगरी
मन छोड़ा बाबुल की नगरी
तन डोली में जाये
तन डोली में जाये
दूर कहीं वो ले के बांसुरी
बार बार ये गाये
जा री लाड़ली अपने घर को
याद हमारी करना
साथ तुम्हारे मेरी दुआएं
फूलो फलो खुश रहना
जा री लाड़ली


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Blog Day :

5135 Post No. : 17092

‘Bewafa’ (1952) was produced by Nargis and directed by Directed by ML Anand for the Arts, Bombay. The movie had Nargis, Ashok Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Neelam, Siddiquie, Sybil, Advani, Nizam, Sheel, Ghosh etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the eighth song from “Bewafa”(1952) to appear in the blog.

The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Shams Azimabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by AR Qureshi.

The song is picturised as a club song on a foreign looking lady. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

Lyrics of the song and other details are sent by Prakashchandra.

Audio of the song is longer than the video version.

Audio

Video-shorter than the audio link)

Song-Aa jaa o mere dilruba (Bewafa)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Shams Azimabadi, MD-AR Qureshi

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

aa jaa o mere dilruba..aa…aa..aaa
aajaa tu aake phir na jaa..aaa
dil ye kehta hai meri jaan..aaan
aisa zamaana phir kahaan..aaan..aan..aan

aa jaa o mere dilruba..aa…aa..aaa
aajaa tu aake phir na jaa..aaa
dil ye kehta hai meri jaan..aaan
aisa zamaana phir kahaan..aaan..aan..aan

gham ka fafola <??> bhula..aaaa…aaaa
jhoola jawaani ka jhula…aaaa..aaaa
main bhi jawaan tu bhi jawaan..aaan..aan…aaa
aisa zamaana phir kahaan..aaan

gham ka fafola <??> bhula..aaaa…aaaa
jhoola jawaani ka jhula…aaaa..aaaa
main bhi jawaan tu bhi jawaan..aaan..aan…aaa
aisa zamaana phir kahaan..aaan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आजा ओ मेरे दिलरुबा आ आ
आजा तू आके फिर ना जा
दिल ये कहता है मेरी जान॰॰आं
ऐसा ज़माना फिर कहाँ॰॰आं

आजा ओ मेरे दिलरुबा आ आ
आजा तू आके फिर ना जा
दिल ये कहता है मेरी जान॰॰आं
ऐसा ज़माना फिर कहाँ॰॰आं

ग़म का फफोला <??> भुला
झूला जवानी का झुला
मैं भी जवां तू भी जवां
ऐसा ज़माना फिर कहाँ

ग़म का फफोला <??> भुला
झूला जवानी का झुला
मैं भी जवां तू भी जवां
ऐसा ज़माना फिर कहाँ


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Blog Day :

5103 Post No. : 17040

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 66
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This date ten years ago (viz 8 July 2012) saw six songs from six different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6195 Koi din zindagi ke gungunaakar hi bitaata hai Gunjan(1948) 4 songs covered out of 9
6196 Zara sun lo ham apne pyaar ka afsaana kehte hain Baazaar(1949) 15 songs covered out of 16
6197 Mohabbat karne waalon ka yahi anjaam hota hai Aankhen (1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
6198 Tera khayaal dil se mitaaya nahin abhi Doraaha(1952) 5 songs covered out of 8
6199 Murga murgi pyaar se dekhen Do Kaliyaan(1968) Movie YIPPEED by now
6200 Ye wahi geet hai jisko maine Maan Jaayiye(1972) Movie YIPPEED by now

We can observe that three movies (out of six) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with three movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today.

“Doraaha”(1952) is one of the eligible movies.

“Doraaha”(1952) was directed by Bal chhabda for Progressive Pictures Bombay. The movie had Nalini Jayawant, Shekhar, K.N.Singh, Murad, Agha, Sethi, Prothima devi, Kamal, Dewan Sharar, Leela Mishra, Romesh Sinha, Seemah, D.D.Luthra, Kusum, Bhagwandas, Kiran etc in it.

“Doraaha”(1952) had eight songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Doraaha”(1952) to appear in the blog.

The song is sung by Shankar Dasgupta. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

Only audio of the song is available. Considering that this song is a hero stuff song, my guess is that this song was picturised on Shekhar. 🙂 Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

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


Song-Toot gayi patwaar naiyya kaun lagaawe paar (Doraaha)(1952) Singer-Shankar Dasgupta, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Toot gayi Patwaa aar
naiya
kaun lagaawe paar
naiyya kaun lagaawey paa..aar
kaun lagaawey paar naiyyaa..aaa
kaun lagaawey paar…aar
toot gayi patwaa aaa aar
naiyyaa
kaun lagaawey paar
naiyyaa..aaa
kaun lagaawey paar

aayi gham ki kaali raatein
kahoon kis se dil ki baatein aen
aayi gham ki kaali raatein
kahoon kis se dil ki baatein aen
mera bichhad gayaa
dildaar rey aey
bichhad gayaa dildaa..aar
bichhad gayaa dildaa..aar rey
haayye lut gayaa meraa pyaa..aar
naiyyaa
kaun lagaawey paa..aar
toot gayi patwaa..aaa…aar
naiyyaa
kaun lagaawey paar
naiyyaa..aaa
kaun lagaawey paar

woh saaree khushiyaan le le
ek dard saa dil mein de dey ae ae
woh saaree khushiyaan le le
ek dard saa dil mein de dey ae ae
ab dil ko nahin qaraar rey ae ae
dil ko nahin qaraa..aar
dil ko nahin qaraa..aar rey
haayye lut gayaa meraa pyaar
naiyyaa
kaun lagaawey paa..aa..aaar
toot gayi patwaa..aaa…aar
naiyyaa
kaun lagaawey paar
naiyyaa..aaa
kaun lagaawey paar


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 :

5102 Post No. : 17036

Today’s song is from the film ‘Sindbad the Sailor’ (1952).

During our childhood, when we were in school, we were fond of different stories. Our school books contained interesting stories of kings, explorers and great souls. In those days most children used to read outside school books. Some kids were lucky whose grandparents told them stories from mythology and history. This not only gave entertainment but also helped build up good values of life. Some children liked mythology stories, some liked historical and yet some others liked adventure stories. The joint family culture helped develop the right kind of mindset and value addition.

I was a keen reader and I used to read whatever came to my hands – be it a book, magazine or even a newspaper. However, my choice was stories of adventure. Up to 10-15 years of age I read stories of Aladdin, Alibaba, Sindbad, Hatimtai, Navnath stories, Vedic stories, Ramayan-Mahabharat stories, historical stories and such stuff. After that age, I switched over to reading detective and mystery stories by Edgar Wallace, Earl Stanley Gardner, Agatha Christie, Arthur Connan Doyle, Berkeley Grey, Rodrik Graham, Ellery Queen, Brett Haliday, Peter Cheney, Sax Rhomer etc. I know all these names will be Greek and Latin to today’s generation. Those days were different. Today’s scenario is different. there is neither comparison nor criticism. Times change, the world changes. That was good for us, today’s generation likes something else. It is OK.

My point is some stories in this world are evergreen. For them there is no generation barrier, no age difference, no time change. They are immortal, in a sense. Stories from Arabian Nights, Sherlock Holmes, Ramayan – Mahabharat, Greek stories like Helen of Troy etc are ‘all time favorites’. These stories have provided entertainment to several generations. Over the long years, maybe the stories have changed to some extent too. Nevertheless, their entertainment value has remained constant.

Aladdin, Sindbad, Alibaba etc. are stories from The Arabian Nights. The history and story of Arabian Nights is interesting. Stories of Arabian Nights or 1001 Nights are so interesting that for many generations they have been a source of entertainment. Alibaba, Aladdin and Sindbad are the evergreen stories. Arabian Night stories evolved through a story which took place in Persia. King Shahriyar became a woman hater after he found that his wife was unfaithful to him. He not only killed her, but he started marrying a new girl every day, and on the second day of marriage the wife would be killed to avoid unfaithfulness.

The legend says that Scheherazade, the beautiful young daughter of the Vizier, decided to marry the king Shahriyar, against wishes of her family. On the first night of marriage, she started telling him a story which she left unfinished. Curious to know the story’s end, the king postponed her killing. On every night Scheherazade employed the same technique – finish the story from the previous day, from within that story, start a new story, and then keep that one unfinished that night. Thus she continued 1001 stories on 1001 nights. Finally the king changed his opinion and pardoned his wife.

These stories included historical stories, love tales, tragedies, comedies, poems, eroticas, stories of jinn, ghosts and apes, sorcerers, magicians etc. Places like Basra, Istanbul, Baghdad etc. were frequently mentioned in these stories. A lot of films have been made on different popular characters of Arabian Nights. Here is a short history of films made, it may not be complete but surely is an indicator of how the Indian film industry took advantage of the ready made interesting stories. These stories were liked by not only children, but also millions of adults – like me, for example.

A cursory look at the Film Title Index-1913 to 2012 by Hamraz ji tells us that the most popular stories are on Aladdin, Alibaba and Sinbad as well as Gul E Bakavli, besides films on other not so well known characters. In the Silent film era, films on Alibaba were made in 1927 (2 films); Aladdin in 1927 (2), 1928, 1931; Sindbad in 1930(2) and Arabian Nights – 1930. During the Talkie films, the first film on Alibaba was in 1932, then in 40, 46, 54(2), 66, 76, 77, 80 and 2004. On Aladdin in 35, 36, 39, 41, 49, 52 (2), 55, 57, 58, 66, 78, 82(2). On Sindbad in 46(2), 52(2), 58, 65 and 2000.

As always, the creative heads in the story departments of filmmakers invented titles like Alladin Ka Beta, Alladin Ki Beti, Aladdin and Laila. Similarly son and daughter were gifted to Alibaba and Sinbad and films made on them. The funniest title was ‘Sindbad, Alibaba and Aladdin’ (1965) ! On a quick check of HFGK entries for the 1940s decade we find that as many as 9 films were made in 1946 alone on these characters. Added were Baghdad Ka Chor, Hoor e Baghdad, Sher e Baghdad, Arab Ka Chand and Shah e Misr – in which actor Ajit debuted with his real name Hamid.

The frame story of Sindbad is – In the reign of Haroon Al Rasheed, a poor porter (coolie) feels tired and sits on a bench in the garden of a rich person. There he complains to God why there are rich persons who do nothing and poor persons who toil all day. The rich person hears this and calls the porter inside his house. After providing him food etc. they start conversation and learn that names of both are same – SINDBAD. The rich Sindbad tells him how he became so rich and describes his 7 sea voyages one by one. Thus starts each voyage story in detail and in first person. Surprisingly, Sindbad’s is the only story about a sailor’s voyages in the entire 1001 stories of The Arabian Nights !

Today’s song is from one of my favorite films – ‘Sindbad the Sailor’ aka ‘Sindbad Jahaazi’ (1952). The English people always called him SINBAD, but in India he is the popular SINDBAD. The film was produced by Balwant Bhatt and directed by his younger brother Nanabhai Bhatt – an action film veteran. The cast included Naseem – who entered the films in the 1930s with a bang and titled as having a ”pari chehra” due to her beauty. She was on the last part of her career. (After the entry of Madhubala, the crown of Beauty went to her and she was called “The Venus”). Ranjan was the hero. There was Pran and Nirupa Roy – who along with Pran played the role of a Villain in this film. And to imagine that she was already famous for her roles in mythological and religious films ! But then Nirupa Roy had done some action and stunt films too, fighting and winning over big goons ! The rest of the cast consisted of regulars for such types of films.

The Music Director was again my favorite – Chitragupt, the genuine melody maker of Hindi films. This wonderful duet is sung by Rafi and Shamshad, as only they could sing such lovely song. Enjoy this melodious duet. . .


Song- Zindagi sanwar gayee mastiyon se bhar gayee (Sindbad the Sailor)(1952) Singers- Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyricist- Shyam Hindi, MD- Chitragupta
Shamshad Begam + Rafi

Lyrics

zindagi sanwar gayi mastiyon se bhar gayi
jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi
zindagi sanwar gayi mastiyon se bhar gayi
jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi

baat nayi aa gayi
ho o o o o o
baat nayi aa gayi husn ke guroor mein
sar jhuka diya hai jo ishq ke huzoor mein
baat nayi aa gayi husn ke guroor mein
sar jhuka diya hai jo ishq ke huzoor mein
jaaneman wo aapki berukhi kidhar gayi

jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi

kaun hoon khabar nahin
ho o o o o o
kaun hoon khabar nahin
hosh kho chuki hoon main
bhool kar jahaan ko
teri ho chuki hoon main
kaun hoon khabar nahin
hosh kho chuki hoon main
bhool kar jahaan ko
teri ho chuki hoon main
ek din ki dillagi
kya se kya hai kar gayi
jab se pyaar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi

dil ko aaj kya hua
ho o o o o o
dil ko aaj kya hua
haath mein na aaye hain

dhadkanon ki taar par saaz saaz gaaye hai
dil ko aaj kya hua
haath mein na aaye hain

dhadkanon ki taar par saaz saaz gaye hai
kya kahu tumhe sanam dil pe kya gujar gayi
jab se pyar ki nazar dil mein hai utar gayi
zindagi sanvar gayi mastiyo se bhar gayi
jab se pyar ki nazar dil me hai utar gayi

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ज़िंदगी संवर गई
मस्तियों से भर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई
ज़िंदगी संवर गई
मस्तियों से भर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई

बात नई आ गई
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
बात नई आ गई
हुस्न के गुरूर में
सर झुका दिया है जो
इश्क़ के हुज़ूर में
बात नई आ गई
हुस्न के गुरूर में
सर झुका दिया है जो
इश्क़ के हुज़ूर में
जानेमन वो आपकी
बेरुखी किधर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई

कौन हूँ खबर नहीं
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
कौन हूँ खबर नहीं
होश खो चुकी हूँ मैं
भूल कर जहान् को
तेरी हो चुकी हूँ मैं
कौन हूँ खबर नहीं
होश खो चुकी हूँ मैं
भूल कर जहान् को
तेरी हो चुकी हूँ मैं
एक दिन की दिल्लगी
क्या से क्या है कर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर ग

दिल को आज क्या हुआ
हो ओ ओ ओ ओ
दिल को आज क्या हुआ
हाथ में ना आए है
धड़कनों के तार पर
साज़ साज़ गाये है
दिल को आज क्या हुआ
हाथ में ना आए है
धड़कनों के तार पर
साज़ साज़ गाये है
क्या कहूँ तुम्हें सनम
दिल पे क्या गुज़र गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई
ज़िंदगी संवर गई
मस्तियों से भर गई
जब से प्यार की नज़र
दिल में है उतर गई


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.

The Blog completes 5100 days today.

Blog Day :

5100 Post No. : 17033

Today’s song is from an obscure film – ‘Vishwamitra’ (1952). I am sure that 99.9% readers must not have even heard of this film ever. Then why did I select a song from this film to discuss? There is a strong reason for it. When I first saw this film’s name in HFGK a few days ago, I noticed the name of the director and the music director and honestly, I was thrilled ! The director was Kala Maharshi Baburao Painter, one of the pioneers of Indian films- both silent as well as talkie. He was also the mentor of many film luminaries who shone later in their lives. All of them had learnt the ABCD of film making at the feet of Baburao Painter. Great directors like V Shantaram and Master Vinayak were the prominent learners under him.Any industry, to develop into a profitable one, requires hard work by the pioneers. This applies totally to the Hindi Film Industry in India. The original initiators of the film industry were not any rich people, but the industry took the seeds from ordinary, middle class people.They had no riches, but their zeal, dedication, ambition and desire to achieve goals overtook their poverty and they toiled and moiled to raise the required finance for their projects. We all know about  the great Dadasaheb Phalke, who staked everything he owned to achieve his goals and became a name to remember forever. In this endeavor, he was not alone. There was one more person from Kolhapur, who took Phalke’s dream much ahead from silent to talkie films. His name is taken today with awe and respect by film historians. He was Baburao Painter.Kala Maharshi Baburao Painter (real name Baburao Krishnarao Mestri) was born on 3rd June 1890 at Kolhapur. The success of Dadasaheb Phalke in making films in India inspired Baburao and his cousin brother Anandrao immensely. They too wanted to make films, but it was not possible in Kolhapur. Phalke had gone to England to learn film making and had brought machinery from England. This was beyond the reach of these poor young men.

Anandrao found that a second hand projector was for sale in Null Bazar in Bombay. Crazily, he decided to change the projector into a film camera, by making some structural changes. They sold the family’s gold ornaments and bought the projector. To start with and to get further finance they used it to show films in theaters. They even showed some Hollywood films here. After several attempts, Anandrao was successful in converting the projector into a film camera. Baburao was also with him in this. Unfortunately, Anandrao died suddenly giving a setback to the project.

Baburao now needed finance to go ahead. Luckily a famous classical singer of those days, Tanibai Kagalkar – wife of Bapusaheb Kagalkar and the sister of Vinayakrao Ghorpade (who was the father of child actress and singer Vasanti), invested Rs. 15,000 – an astronomical figure for those times. Baburao established Maharashtra Film Company in Kolhapur and started preparations for making his film ‘Sairandhri’, released in 1919. The cast of this film included 2 women, Gulab Bai aka Kamla Devi and Anusuya Bai aka Susheela Devi. These women were promptly thrown out of their homes and society. They remained with the company and even cooked and washed clothes of artistes, besides acting in the films other times. Gulab Bai aka Kamla Devi later posed for the symbol of Prabhat Film company- playing the tootari with bent body. She married Fattelal, one of the directors of Prabhat Films.

‘Sairandhri’ was a tremendous success. Enthused Baburao Painter made another 15 films. Lokmanya Tilak was so impressed with Baburao’s dedication, he awarded him the title of ‘Cinema Kesari’. Baburao Pendharkar was the General Manager of the company, mainly because he could speak fluent English with customers. Others were V Shantaram, Dhaiber, Damle and Fattelal as his assistants in different departments. Sarpotdar, NH Apte and Vashikar were the scriptwriters and Prof NS Phadke, the novelist, wrote film titles. In the 1920 second half, there was a big fire in the company and all films were burnt.

Baburao Painter started afresh in 1921. He made many mythological and historical films. Baburao was the first to make a social film, ‘Savkari Pash’ on the issue of exploitation of  poor farmers by money lenders in the villages. In 1928, a foreign trained film director was appointed from Bombay – Moti B Gidwani, on a fat salary. (He was later to direct the film ‘Khazanchi’ (1941) in Lahore). This caused unrest in the company and resulted in Shantaram, Dhaiber, Damle and Fattelal leaving the company. They established Prabhat Film Company. In 1930, Baburao also left the Maharashtra Film company. When talkie films started he made 7 talkie films, including 2 Hindi films – ‘Pratibha’ (1937) and ‘Matwala Shaayar Ramjoshi’ (1947) along with Shantaram. He then left films and concentrated on his painting and sculpture. In the year 1952, he was forced by his old friend BG Pawar to come to Bombay and direct his film ‘Vishwamitra’. However, most of the  shooting was done in Kolhapur itself. Baburao Painter died on 16-1-1954 at Kolhapur.

Baburao’s contribution to Indian film industry-

  1. He was the first to use colored screens and clothes for realistic effect.
  2. Indoor filming with artificial lighting.
  3. Fade out and fade in techniques
  4. Outdoor shootings; Debaki Bose, in his visit to the studio, was amazed to see Baburao’s working techniques.
  5. Making sketches of scenes and costumes before shooting.
  6. Advertising posters. Film booklets with film story and pictures.

All assistants of Baburao Painter became big people. He was simply a God sent gift to the Hindi film industry.

[Author’s Note: Thanks for the information culled from ‘The Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema’ by Ashish Rajadhyaksha, ‘Marathi Cinema in Retrospect’ by Sanjit Narwekar and my own notes.]

Another surprising name was that of the Music Director- B Laxman aka Laxman Berlekar. When the talkie films started, it created tremendous curiosity among not only the audience but also those who loved acting, singing and composing music. Even the great names in these fields had a desire to act, to sing or to compose music for the films. Actors who were legends on the stage dramas like Master Nissar or Bal Gandharva, professional singers like Manik Varma, musicians like Pt Ravi Shankar, and poets like Kazi Nazrul Islam (now the national poet of Bangladesh) did their bits in few films. Most of these professionals contributed in just one or two films and then disappeared from the film line.

Some of the ‘one/two films’ music composers are Imam Baksh – ‘Mr and Mrs Bombay’ (1936), Shankar Rao Khatu – ‘Village Girl’ (1936), Master Ratnakant – ‘Rangbhoomi’ (1935), Pt Hansraj – ‘Mastana Mashooq’ (1936), Harish Bharadwaj – ‘Ahinsa Path’ (1949), Dattaram Gadekar – ‘Vikram Shashikala’ (1949), Chetumal – ‘Bombay’ (1949), Madhukar Golwalkar – ‘Main Abla Nahin Hoon’ (1950), Prafulla Chaudhari – ‘Swayamsidha’ (1949), Madhukar Acharya – ‘Kinaara’ (1949), Kazi Nazrul Islam – ‘Chauranghee’ (1942) etc.

B Laxman was also one such one film wonder in Hindi, though he had been a well known name in Marathi films and stage dramas. Berlekar was born in 1920 at Kolhapur. He loved music from his childhood. He first learnt playing harmonium and then studied in Gandharva Mahavidyalaya. Famous singer Wamanrao Padhye was his teacher.

In those days Ganesh Melas were popular in Maharashtra. Berlekar and Sudhir Phadke acted and sang in mela dramas. Both worked in Shrikrishna Sangeet Mela of Kolhapur. Laxman was very handsome and had a good personality. He acted as a child Prahlad in Hindi film ‘Bhakta Prahlad’ (1934) made by Saraswati Cinetone of Poona. Berlekar sang Hindi ghazals very well he gave music to 7 Marathi films and 1 Kannada film. ‘Vishwamitra’ was the only Hindi film he did. He used different pseudo-names like B Laxman, Dinkar Laxman and LB Sarang (saarang was his favourite Raag).

[Author’s Note: Thanks to ‘मराठी चित्रपट संगीतकार कोष’ for this information.]

Film ‘Vishwamitra’ was made by producer Baswant Pawar under the banner of his own Baswant Films, Bombay. It was directed by Baburao Painter and music was by B Laxman. All the 6 songs and the film story was written by Manohar Khanna (father of MD Usha Khanna). The cast was DK Sapru, Sheela Nayak, Vivek, Madhav Kale, Apte and many others. Today’s song is the second song of this film here.

Song- Tohe Nainon Ki Madira Pilaaungi (Vishwamitra) (1952) Singers – Asha Bhosle, Lyricist – Manohar Khanna, MD- B Laxman

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
ho tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo
gori bainyon mein
gori bainyon mein jhuoola jhulaanwungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

oo oo oo
rut aa gayi
rut aa gayi phir albeli
main kaise rahungi akeli
rut aa gayi
rut aa gayi phir albeli
main kaise rahungi akeli
tohe hirday mein
tohe hirday mein apne bithaanwungi
tohe nainon ki
ho tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

oo oo oo
mere hirday mein
mere hirday mein naache umnagen
jaise saagar ki
jaise saagar ki chanchal tarangen
tohe nainon ki
tohe nainon ki bhaasha saikhaawungi
tohe nainon ki
ho tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

oo oo oo
aa ja aa ja
aa ja mere mann ke baasi
aa ja aa ja
aa ja mere mann ke baasi
mann vyaakul hain ankhiyaan hain pyaasi
aa ja aa ja
kaise jeevan ki
kaise jeevan ki beena bajaawungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

tohe nainon ki
ho tohe nainon ki madira pilaaungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo
gori bainyon mein
gori bainyon mein jhuoola jhulaanwungi
sajanwa..aa aan milo

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
हो तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो
गोरी बईय्यों में
गोरी बईय्यों में झूला झुलावूंगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो

ओ ओ ओ
रुत आ गई
रुत आ गई फिर अलबेली
मैं कैसे रहूँगी अकेली
रुत आ गई
रुत आ गई फिर अलबेली
मैं कैसे रहूँगी अकेली
तोहे हिरदे में अपने बिठावूंगी
तोहे नैनों की
हो तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो

ओ ओ ओ
मेरे हिरदे में
मेरे हिरदे में नाचें उमंगें
जैसे सागर की
जैसे सागर की चंचल तरंगें
तोहे नैनों की
तोहे नैनों की भाषा सिखावूंगी
तोहे नैनों की
हो तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो

ओ ओ ओ
आजा आजा
आजा आजा मेरे मन के बासी
आजा आजा
आजा आजा मेरे मन के बासी
मन व्याकुल है अखियाँ हैं प्यासी
आजा आजा
कैसे जीवन की
कैसे जीवन की बीना बजावूंगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो

तोहे नैनों की
हो तोहे नैनों की मदिरा पिलाऊँगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो
गोरी बईय्यों में
गोरी बईय्यों में झूला झुलावूंगी
सजनवा॰॰आ आन मिलो


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 :

5084 Post No. : 17008

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 54
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This day Ten years ago viz 19th June’2012 saw the following songs getting posted on the blog:-

Song Movie title(Year) Remarks
Chaand ghatne lagaa raat dhalne lagi Shart(1954) All songs covered
Muhabbat dil ke bas itne se afsaane ko kehte hain Mangu(1954) 06 of 07 songs posted
Saajan tumse pyaar karoon main Badnaam(952) 05 of 08 songs posted
Meri zindagi ke hamsafar Shrimati 420(1956) 08 of 09 songs posted

We can see from the above table that out of the four movies represented on this day ten years back, only one movie ‘Shart-1954’ have been able to cover all its songs on the blog. That means we have three movies viz. ‘Mangu-1954’, ‘Badnaam-1952’ and ‘Shrimati 420’ eligible for a posting a song from them today on the blog.

I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Badnaam-1952’. Lyrics for this song have been sent by Prakashchandra.

“Badnaam-1952” was directed by D.D. Kashyap for ‘Filmistaan Limited, Bombay’.

It had Shyama, Balraj Sahni, Ulhas, Murad, Prabhu Dayal, Pappu, Narendra Kumar, Sheela, Jankidas, D.S. Panchotiya, Bhujbal Singh, Talwar, Shakeel, Mishra, Munna, Helen and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 29.05.1952.

This movie has eight songs, out of which five songs were written by Shailendra and three songs have been written by Hasrat Jaipuri.

Music for this movie was composed by Basant Prakash.

Following is the list of songs of this movie.

Sr.No. Song Title Lyricist Singer/s Posted On
01 Jiyaa nahin laage ho, mera man nahin laage Shailendra Lata Mangeshkar,chorus Being discussed today
02 Saajan tumse pyaar karoon main kaise Hasrat Jaipuri Lata Mangeshkar 19.06.2012
03 O dene waale yah kya diyaa toone Shailendra Geeta Dutt 19.03.2020
04 Kaahe pardesiyaa ko apnaa banaaya Hasrat Jaipuri Lata Mangeshkar
05 O pyaare ji chalo re baagh ki sair Shailendra Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi
06 Ghir aayi hai ghor ghataa Shailendra Geeta Dutt 23.01.2018
07 Ye ishq nahin aasaan kaanton pe jiya karna Hasrat Jaipuri Shankar Dasgupta 19.06.2012
08 Le jaa apni yaad bhi le jaa Shailendra Lata Mangeshkar 07.11.2013

It can be seen from the table above that five songs from “Badnaam-1952” have been posted so far.

Today we are going to listen to the sixth song from this movie. It is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and lyrics are by Shailendra. Music is composed by Basant Prakash.

When I browse through the other songs from this movie , the songs do not rin any bell. I need to listen to them and need to know more about this movie and its songs. 🙂

I like today’s song and I hope that readers will also enjoy this song.

Let us now listen to today’s song…


Song-Jiya nahin laage ho o (Badnaam)(1952) Singer-Lata, Lyrcs-Shailendra, MD-Basant Prakash
Female Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

o o o o o o o oo
ooo ooo ooo oooo

jiyaa nahin laage ho o o o o
meraa man nahin laage
tere binaa..aa…aa…aa aa aa
balam ghar aa jaa re ae ae ho o
sajan ghar aa..aa jaa
ho o balam ghar aa jaa

jiyaa nahin laage ho o o o o
meraa man nahin laage
tere binaa…aa…aaan…aaa
balam ghar aa jaa re ho o
sajan ghar aa..aa jaa
ho o balam ghar aa jaa

chhod gaye mohe baali umariyaa ho o ho o o o
baali umariyaa
ho o o ho
chali jawaani nayi dagariyaa
ho o ho o o ho o o o
nayi dagariyaa
ho o o ho o
har dum dar hai ae
ho o ho o ho
mohe har dum dar hai
lutne kaa..aa aa ..aa…aa aa
balam ghar aa jaa re ho o
sajan ghar aa jaa ho o
balam ghar aa jaa

raat raat mohe neend naa aaye
ho o ho o
neend naa aaye
ho o ho o o
jaane kiski yaad sataaye
ho o ho o
yaad sataaye
ho o ho o
chhup jaaye chandaa
ho o o ho o
haaye chhup jaaye chandaa
aag lagaa ….aa …aa…aa aa
balam ghar aa jaa re aey ae ho o
sajan ghar aa..aa jaa
ho o balam ghar aa jaa

chhed chhed mohe poochhe sakhiyaan
ho o o ho
poochhe sakhiyaan
ho o o ho o
kis ko dhoondhe teri ankhiyaan
ho o o ho
teri ankhiyaan
ho o ho o o
kyaa batlaaoon
ho o o ho o
main kya batlaaoon
tu hi bataa..aa…aa…aa…aa
balam ghar aa jaa re ae ho o
sajan ghar aa..aa jaa ho o
balam ghar aa jaa
jiyaa nahin laage ho o ho o o
meraa man nahin laage
tere binaa..aa…aa…aa…aan…aa
balam ghar aa jaa re ae ho o
sajan ghar aa..aa jaa ho o
balam ghar aa jaa


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 :

5048 Post No. : 16961

Today’s song is from the ‘1952’ movie ‘Insaan’.

“Insaan-1952” was directed by Jagdish Sethi for ‘New Social Theatre Limited, Bombay’. It was produced by J.G. Mohla. This movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Ragini, Kamal Kapoor, K.N. Singh, Kukku, Kanhaiyalal, Rajkumar, Ramesh Thakar, Chamanpuri, Baby Nazar, Roopmala, Urvashi, Naaz and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 07.03.1952.

‘Insaan-1952’ had nine songs written by five lyricists as per details given below;

S. No. Song Title Lyricist Posted on
01 O dilwaalo kar lo pyaar, do nainaa chaar Sahrai
02 Sambhal sambhal kar chalna pagle Sajan Bihari 14.12.2020
03 Mere sajan saanwre huye nain baawre Balwant Kapoor 23.11.2020
04 So ja re dukhiyaari maa kea ankh ke taare Sajan Bihari
05 Meri choodi ka rang aasmaani Sajan Bihari
06 Mast jawaani haaye Balwant Kapoor 18.02.2017
07 Do dil hote saajnaa to badaa mazaa thaa D.N. Madhok
08 Apni qismat ki shikaayat ya tera shikwaa karein Saba Afghaani
09 Neer bhare kyun nainon mein gori Sahrai

Music for all the songs was composed by B.N. Bali.

From the above table we can see that, so far, three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is the fourth song from this movie to be presented on the blog.

Today’s song is ‘lullaby’ sung by Geeta Dutt. Lyrics are by Sajan Bihari and music is composed by B.N. Bali.

We are all aware of the famous lullaby ‘nanhi kali sone chali’ sung by Geeta Dutt from the movie ‘Sujata-1959’. However, today’s ‘lullaby’ , unlike the ‘Sujaata”(1959) lullaby is a sad lullaby.

I don’t know how many of us take a look on the ‘Top Posts’ section on the blog. This song from the movie ‘Sujata’ maintained the ‘top slot’ in the ‘top posts’ for many years on the blog.

I remember when I was a newcomer on the blog I used to view this section and even now I used to view it regularly. I am sure ‘Nanhi kali sone chali’ must be the most viewed post on the blog so far.

Coming back to today’s song , Let us listen to and enjoy this less known lullaby sung by Geeta Dutt.

Only the audio of this song is available as of now.

Audio

Song-So jaa re dukhiyaari maa ki aankh ke taare (Insaan)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Sajan Bihari, MD-B N Bali

Lyrics

So ja re ae
So ja re ae
So ja re
dukhiyaari Maa ki aankh ke taare
So ja
Haaye so ja
So ja re ae
So ja re
So ja re
dukhiyaari
Maa ki aankh ke taare
So ja
Haaye so ja
So ja re ae
So ja re ae

Duniya meethhi neend mein soyee
Duniya meethhi neend mein soyee
Soye bhaag hamaare
Pi ki yaad dilaane waale
Pi ki yaad dilaane waale
Dil ke sahaare so ja
Haaye so ja
So ja re ae
So ja re
So ja re
dukhiyaari Maa ki aankh ke taare
So ja
Haaye so ja
So ja re ae
So ja re ae

Aaja o pardesi aaja
Aaja o pardesi aaja
Ro ro manwaa pukaare
Koi nahin iss dard ka saathi
Koi nahin iss dard ka saathi
O besahaare so ja
haaye so ja
So ja re ae
so ja re ae
So ja re
dukhiyaari Maa ki aankh ke taare
So ja
Haaye so ja
So ja re ae
So ja re ae
So ja re 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 :

5046 Post No. : 16958

Today’s song is from the ‘1952’ movie ‘Saloni’.

If you are a music lover and have been collecting cassettes earlier, you will remember that when HMV brought out the compilations of songs ‘decade wise’ it mentioned this decade of 1956-1966 as the ‘Melodious Years’ of Hindi Cinema. (If I remember correctly, the earlier decades were titled as ‘The Sentimental Era (1936-1946?)” and ‘The Fabulous Years (1946-1956)”.

‘Saloni”(1952) had eight songs. Seven of them were composed by Basant Prakash and one by Vinod.

I do not remember to have listened to the songs of this movie earlier. However, I went through this movie’s details, and its songs because of our regular reader Shri Deepak Patwardhan ji, who sent me ‘farmaaish’ of the song under discussion.

‘Saloni-1952’ was directed by J.P. Advani for ‘Goodluck Pictures, Bombay’. It was produced by Ram H. Khilnani.

This movie had Ashok Kumar, Nalini Jaywant, Poornima, Gulab, Mohna, Shakeela, Rajani, Heera Sawant, Mona, Bela, Achala Sachdev, Shivraj, Radhakishan, Randhir and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 14.04.1952.

(The addenda in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) mentions that this movie was earlier titled as ‘Chanchal’).

As mentioned above this movie had eights songs composed by two music directors. Four lyricists penned the lyrics of the songs. The breakup of their workload is given below

Raja Mehndi Ali Khan three songs
Arjun Dev Ashq three songs
Aziz Kashmiri one song
Hasrat Jaipuri one song

Here are the details of the songs of this movie :-

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer Posted On
01 Ek dil sharmaata hai, ek dil ghabraata hai Raja Mehndi Ali Khan Kishore Kumar, Rajkumari _
02 Meri veena ke sur saat Arjun Dev ‘Ashq’ Lata Mangeshkar 13.01.2018
03 Mere dil pe guzarti hai jo tum bin… zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa Raja Mehndi Ali Khan Lata Mangeshkar Being presented today
04 Mujhe dard toone ye kya diya Arjun Dev ‘Ashq’ Lata Mangeshkar 17.01.2016
05 Muhabbat ne badal di haalatein kuchh is tarah dil ki Arjun Dev ‘Ashq’ Rajkumari 21.05.2017
06 Dil de diya hai seene se nikaal ke ise rakhnaa zaraa Aziz Kashmiri Shamshad Begum, Trilok Kapoor 11.02.2014
07 Roti huyi aankhon mein hain tasveer kisi ki Raja Mehndi Ali Khan Asha Bhonsle _
08 Ye aayi sadaa dil tadap kar jab tootaa Hasrat Jaipuri Lata Mangeshkar _

We can see that four songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is a melancholic song sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Lyrics are by Raja Mehndi Ali Khan and music is composed by Basant Prakash.

Let us listen to the song now …


Song- Zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa (Saloni)(1952) Singer-Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Raja Mehndi Ali Khan, Music – Basant Prakash

Lyrics

o o o o
o o o o
o o o o
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa
mera har aansoo pukaare
laut aa
laut aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa

dhoondhti hai mujhko o
baaghon mein
bahaar aayi huyi ee
mere dil pe tere ae ae
gham ki hai ghataa
chhaayi ee huyi ee ee ee ee ee
dekh phoolon ke nazaare laut aa aa
dekh phoolon ke nazaare laut aa
mera har aansoo pukaare
laut aa
laut aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa

kya khabar thhi ee ee ee ee ee
tere bin
ik pal naa kal paayenge ham .an .an .an
tum agar waapas na aaye
haaye ae
mar jaayenge ham
meri qismat ke sitaare laut aa aa
meri qismat ke sitaare laut aa
mera har aansoo pukaare
laut aa
laut aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa
zindagaani ke sahaare laut aa


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 :

5039 Post No. : 16950

Today’s song is again from a movie of the ‘golden years of Hindi Cinema’. It is from the ‘1952’ movie ‘Jungle Kaa Jawaahar’.

This movie had made its debut on the blog on 13.08.2013, with a song ‘chaand ko dekh ke kehte hain muhabbatwaale’ which incidentally was shared by me.

“Jungle Kaa Jawaahar-1952” was directed by Homi Wadia for ‘Basant Pictures, Bombay’. Homi Wadia was also the producer of this movie.

This movie had Nadiya, John Kawas, G. Goldsteen, Leela Kumari, Dalpat, Shapur Agha, Rajani, Shyam Sunder, Abdullah, Julien, Korega, Yadav, Raja Sandow and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 15.01.1952.

This movie had had five songs. Lyrics for these five songs were written by Feroz Jullundhari (two songs) and Saraswati Kumar Deepak (two songs). HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) doesn’t mention the name of the lyricist for one song.

Music for this film was composed by Madhulal Damodar Master. This was the last movie of Madhulal Damodar Master as music director. He had been in the industry since since 1931, right from the beginning of ‘talkie films’ in India.

Second song from this movie was posted on the blog on 07.06.2020. This song was ‘shrimati shrimati aao aao’ which was a cute and lovely song.

Third song from this movie was presented by our Respected Arunkumar ji, and this song
‘pyaare paapu gore gappu paas tu mere aa’. This song was posted on 23.09.2020. In this post Shri Arunkumar ji gave detailed information about the producers of the movie and detailed information about the movie, its actor Raja Sandow and its composer Madhulal Damodar Master. I would request readers to also go through this detailed post please.

Today’s song is the fourth song from this movie to be posted on the blog. It is sung by Uma Devi (Tun Tun) and it is lip synced by the heroine of this movie Nadiya (I guess). Also seen in the picturisation of this movie is an actor who I guess is the hero of this movie John Kawas. ( I would request knowledgeable readers to correct me if I am wrong).

Lyrics for today’s song are written by Feroz Jullundhari and music is composed by Madhulal Damodar Master.

Let us listen to today’s song now …

(After posting of this song on the blog this movie ‘Jungle Kaa Jawaahar-1952’ will be one song away from attaining Yippeeee status on the blog 🙂 )

Video

Song-Mohabbat ki duniya basaate rahenge (Jungle Ka Jawaahar)(1952) Singer-Uma Devi, Lyrics-Feroz Jalandhari, MD-Madhulal Damodar Master
Unknown male voice

Lyrics

Ye dil mein do baatein chhupa rakhi hain aen
Humne raaz ki
Teer chashme naaz ka
Aur yaad teerandaaz ki
Aur yaad teerandaaz ki

Mohabbaat ki duniya basaate rahenge
Mila ke nazar muskuraate rahenge
Mila ke nazar muskuraate rahenge
Mohabbaat ki duniya basaate rahenge ae
Mila ke nazar muskuraate rahenge

Nazar de rahi hai nazar ko nishaani
Jawaani se karti hai vaade jawaani
Nazar de rahi hai nazar ko nishaani
Jawaani se karti hai vaade jawaani
Kiye hain jo vaade nibhaate rahenge
Kiye hain jo vaade nibhaate rahenge
Mohabbaat ki duniya basaate rahenge
Mila ke nazar muskuraate rahenge

Phalak ke
Phalak ke sitaaron mein
Hanste rahenge
Hanste rahenge
Chaman ke bahaaron mein
Hanste rahenge
Hanste rahenge
Khushi ke nazaare lutaate rahenge
Khushi ke nazaare lutaate rahenge
Mohabbaat ki duniya basaate rahenge
Mila ke nazar muskuraate rahenge

Jo roothoge tum to manaa loongi ro ke
Kabhi roothh jaaungi naaraaz ho ke
Jo roothoge tum to manaa loongi ro ke
Kabhi roothh jaaungi naaraaz ho ke
Yoonhi roothte
Manaate rahenge
Yoonhi roothte
Manaate rahenge
Mohabbaat ki duniya basaate rahenge
Mila ke nazar muskuraate rahenge
Mila ke nazar muskuraate rahenge


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 :

4912 Post No. : 16729

Today’s song is from the film Raja Harishchandra-1952.

The story of Raja Harishchandra is prominent in Hindu culture for being a Satyawadi king, who made big sacrifices to stand by his word given to a sage, though in a dream. Most people in the age group of 50 and above possibly must have read his story in their childhood. This was not only a popular story for children but even the Hindi film makers loved this story.

The very first silent feature film made in 1913 by Dadasaheb Phalke was on this story. From 1913 onwards there were 5 silent films made on this story, in the years 1913, 1917,1924, 1928 and 1929. After the Talkie films started, in the first year itself, i.e. in 1931, there were 2 films made on this story. The first was Harishchandra-1931 made in Bombay by Krishnatone film co. and the other was Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra-1931 made in Calcutta by Madan Theatres. Following is the list of films on this story….
1931- Harishchandra
1931- Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra
1932- Ayodhya ka Raja ( Hindi version of the First Marathi Talkie ” Ayodhyecha Raja”, by Prabhat Films )
1952- Raja Harishchandra
1958- Harishchandra
1963- Harishchandra-Taramati
1970- Harishchandra Taramati
1979- Raja Harishchandra

These are Hindi films. There were several films in Regional languages too. In the last 30 years or so, I am not aware of any mythological or religious films made in Hindi – though regional languages keep on making such films. Perhaps Hindi filmmakers have become too ‘ Secular’ to make religious films !

Film Raja Harishchandra-1952 was made by Trivedi productions, owned by Chimanlal Trivedi. He was a producer of a different kind. He founded many production houses, starting with the famous CIRCO Productions – which was sold to A.R.Kardar in 1942 to make his own Kardar studio. Kardar was a paid director in this company.

Chimanlal Trivedi, was one of the major filmmakers of the 30s and the 40s decade. He was more a Producer businessman than a Director. While he directed hardly 7 films, he produced close to 50 films- all having A grade actors, directors and composers !

Born on 19-3-1909 at a village near Anand in Gujarat he was from a Brahmin family. He did his schooling in Ahmedabad and technical graduation from Baroda. Being an expert in weaving, he took up a job as a weaving Master in Calcutta. Fond of writing, he started writing Dramas, which were staged in Bengal and Gujarat. He was attracted towards Cinema and tried some work in New Theatres. Knowing that the real playing field is Bombay he reached there. He wrote stories for the film Chevrolet-36 and Danger Signal-37 for Mohan pictures.

He established his own production company CIRCO (Cine Industries Recording COmpany) in 1937. By 1943, he had made 12 films. He preferred not to direct his films, but appointed directors like Mohan Sinha for Laxmi-40, Anuradha-40 and Vanmala-41, Balwant Bhatt for Suhag-40 and Madhusudan-41, A R Kardar for Swami-41 and Nai Duniya-42 and Debki Bose for Apna Ghar-42.

He had the art of getting the most popular stars for his films like, Prithviraj kapoor, Chandramohan, Durga Khote,Mazhar khan, Bibbo,Surendra, Jairaj, Sitara, Jeevan, Yaqub, Shobhana Samarth, Prem Adeeb, Vishnupant Pagnis,Leela Desai, Pahadi Sanyal, Shanta Apte and many others. Even big directors like Debki Bose,Nitin Bose, Kardar,Mohan Sinha, Sarvottam Badami, Nandlal Jaswantlal,Profull Roy, Sudhir Sen, R S Chaudhary, Phani Mujumdar, Balwant Bhatt etc. worked for him. From Prabhat he brought Shanta Apte for Rs.1000 pm, and also Chandramohan, Pagnis and Mazhar khan. His friend Chandulal Shah followed his way and brought K L Saigal from New Theatres !

C L Trivedi was an expert in gathering funds for his films. After CIRCO at Parel, he started Laxmi Productions at Andheri, in 1942. He made mera Gaon, Sharafat, Bhagya Laxmi, Kadambari, Tamanna, Inkaar, Mohabbat,Miss Devi etc. In 1951, it was Supreme Pictures, Trivedi Productions was in 1952, Kala Kendra in 1953 and with Chitra Bharati in 1954, he made 13 films upto 1961. Top Composers like Timir Baran, Ashok Ghosh, Rafiq Gaznavi, K C Dey, Saraswati Devi,Husnlal-Bhagatram and Naushad gave music to his films.

In the end, he turned to Stage and started Abhinay Bharati. He staged many dramas in Bombay and Gujarat. Chimanlal always went for big names. He had close relations with Nehru, Menon, Morarji Desai, and other National leaders. His wife Kantaben was a Leader herself. Chimanlal Trivedi died on 25-11-1973. His wife, 3 sons and a daughter settled in the USA.

It may be a coincidence, but Gujarati businessmen like Chimanlal Trivedi, Chimanlal Desai,Chimanlal Luhar, Chaturbhuj Doshi, Chimankant Desai, Chunibhai Desai and Chandulal Shah made sizable contribution to Hindi cinema in the first 20 years of the Talkie era. All names started with CH ( ? ) !

My today’s post will be my last post in this year – 2021. I have written 121 posts in this year, from January 2021 till this one. This is much faster than my 95 posts written in 2020. I had reached my Landmark post no. 1000 on 18-8-2021. Forget the number of posts I write, the sheer joy I get in writing about old films and music can not be measured. The credit for my writing goes to ATUL ji and our readers of this Blog. This Blog has achieved an unique position in the Blogosphere for its consistency, accuracy, credibility and variety of information available – unrestricted to any and everyone interested in old films and music. It is a matter of Pride for us to be one of the contributors here. Thank you, ATUL ji.

Most of us who had read the story of Raja Harishchandra in our childhood may not be remembering it fully now. So, here is the story of the film Raja Harishchandra-1952….

Truth alone shall succeed in the end. For, Truth alone can keep the world stable. From times immemorial, torch-bearers of Truth have blazed the trail of human progress. Such one was Harishchandra, the King of Ayodhya. . Child Harischandra flowered into a handsome youth on the bough of royal luxury. The young heart fell for Princess Taramati of Mithila. Every full moon saw the young hunter Harischandra making his way to the forest to meet his love, Taramati.

On one such occasion, the lovers lost their track in the darkness of the heavy bursting clouds and wandered to the ashram of a blind Brahmin sage Sachchidanand, who gave them shelter for the night. Next morning came the time to take leave; but Harishchandra could not feel like leaving the ashram until he knew his future from the lips Sachchidanand, the miracle of whose astrological powers, he was fortunate to see. Sachinanand tried to dissuade Harishchandra from his thoughts but Harishchandra insisted upon knowing his future. Helpless Sachidanand had to foretell what lay in store in the future of Harishchandra. . “The married life of Harishchandra and Taramati shall be a hard one”. What a rude shock to the great lovers.

Harishchandra did his utmost to persuade Taramati away from her decision of marrying him. But how could Taramati be happy without Harishchandra? So Harishchandra and Taramati were married. The father of Harishchandra refused to believe in the words of Sachchidananad and put him behind the bars. . Destiny has its way with human beings. In spite of everything, Harishchandra could not find peace with himself. The shadows of the coming events made him restless. The words of Sachchidanad started taking shape. This development was too much for the old father of Harishchandra to bear. He broke down under its weight and died a miserable man.

This completely unnerved Harishchandra and took him to the feet of Sachchidanand seeking his advice in saving himself and his family from ruination. . Sachchidanad impressed upon him the greatness of Honesty and Karma, and asked him to practice Truth.

When Harishchandra accepted and started practicing the doctrine of Truth, Indra, the King of Gods, was greatly shocked. For, a mere human being like Harishchandra had started on his path to Godliness by practicing Truth and might one day unseat the Gods! . Sensing this great danger, Vishwamitra decided to put Harishchandra on severe trials, with a view of forcing him to commit breaches in his practice of Truth. He thought of the most ruthless snares to catch Harishchandra unawares. Next day he went to the king and asked him to donate all his kingdom, which the king had promised him in the sage’s dream. Satyavadi Harishchandra donates the kingdom, sells his wife and son to a Brahman and self to a guard of Shamshan, in order to collect Dakshina amount.

After a few days,his son dies of snake bite,but there is no money to pay tax for cremation. Taramati sells her Mangalsutra and pays to Harishchandra, the Shamshan Guard to cremate their son. Seeing all this, the Gods descend and make his son alive,return all his kingdom and give the family a place in Heaven. Thus Truth alone triumphs.

The cast of the film was Sumitra Devi, Prem Adeeb, Gope, Lalita pawar, Tiwari, Kammo and many others.Film’s 6 songs were written by Bharat vyas, Ramesh Gupta, Gulshan and qamar Jalalabadi and the music was by Husnlal-Bhagatram. 5 songs of this film were already discussed. Today’s song is the 6th and final song here, making the film an ” YIPPEE” film.

Here is wishing our readers a very Happy and prosperous New Year – 2022 !


Song- Khushiyan manaao aaj deepak jalaao aaj(Raja Harishchandra)(1952) Singers- Sulochana Kadam, Satish Batra, Lyricist- Not known, MD- Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

khushiyaan manaao aaj
deepak jalaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
khushiyaan manaao aaj deepak jalaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya

o o o o
o o o o
suno suno suno saajna tumhen sikhaaun naachna
suno suno suno saajna tumhen sikhaaun naachna
aaj naache mora ang ang re
aaj naache mora ang ang re
naacho naacho chham chhama chham chham chhama chham
naacho naacho chham chhama chham chham chhama chham
jhoom jhoom gaao aaj masti lutaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
khushiyaan manaao aaj
deepak jalaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
sajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya

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

dekho dekho dekho saanwri huyi khushi se baawri
dekho dekho dekho saanwri huyi khushi se baawri
man bhi naache paayal ke sang re
man bhi naache paayal ke sang re
khelo khelo khelo more baalma
khelo khelo khelo more baalma
raas rachaao aaj
rang udaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
khushiyaan manaao aaj
deepak jalaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya

o o o o o
o o o o
hato hato hato saanwre
chhedo na sabke saamne
hato hato hato saanwre
chhedo na sabke saamne
mukhde ka ud na jaaye rang re
mukhde ka ud na jaaye rang re
jaao jaao jaao more baalma
jaao jaao jaao more baalma
dil ko na jalaao aaj
aankhen na churaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
khushiyaan manaao aaj
deepak jalaao aaj
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya
saajan ke
saajan ke sang sang naacho sajaniya


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