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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


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 :

4910 Post No. : 16724

Today’s song is from the film ‘Aazmaaish’ (1952). It was a ‘C’ grade action film made by Vinod Chitra. The producer HS Thorani was the director also. This was Thorani’s last film as a Director. Earlier to this film, he had directed 4 films, namely- ‘Stage Girl’ (1947), ‘Black Market’ (1947), ‘Taqdeerwale’ (1948) and ‘Achha ji’ (1950). During and after the World War II, such nondescript (meaning those who had no earlier Filmi background) producers and directors had cropped up. I strongly believe Thorani too was one of such people. The entry of black money into the film industry was due to such people only.

Funnily, all such novices made only C grade action and stunt films on priority. Why ? The reason was simple. In those days i.e. during the 1940s decade, a C grade stunt film was made in just about 75000 to 1 lakh Rupees, all inclusive. These films had a captive audience in almost every city and town in India, hence the films gave guaranteed returns of 100-150 % returns on Investment. Whereas the success rate of A grade Social films was not predictable and the investment was also four times more. So, no wonder, investors like Thorani preferred making stunt films only.

I was a great fan of stunt films and would not miss any stunt films running as a morning show (11 a.m.) at much reduced rates. In those days- I am talking about the early 50’s- the morning show rates were very low like 5 Annas, 8 Annas, 12 Annas and 1 Rupee for Balcony etc. All my pocket money and short term loans were spent on this. In the late 40s and early 50s I could see some films of the 30’s and 40’s shown in their second or third runs. By mid fifties, films of the 30’s became rare and then zero, but 40’s films were coming till late into the 50’s. I have seen fearless Nadia films, and films of Master Bhagwan, Prakash, Navinchandra, Kadam brothers, Billimoria brothers, Raja Sandow, John Cavas and many more.

In those days, it was not just me or people like me, but some of the film actors of those times too were great fans of stunt films. One great example was that of Kishore Kumar who was an ardent fan of Stunt Hero Shankar Rao Vazre and he used to coax Ashok kumar to do fighting like these actors, instead of singing songs with Devika Rani ! He himself has told this thing in his several interviews. Master Bhagwan was famous as a Producer, director and actor of C grade stunt films, till he made ‘Albela’ (1951) and entered the social film circle. Once Sanjeev Kumar introduced Bhagwan to his mother saying that he used to bunk school to see Bhagwan’s stunt films.

In one interview Master Bhagwan had said that “we had a fixed story and we used to make changes in the same story several ways in different films and used it. Our audience never bothered about the story or histrionics or songs. All they needed was a few dances and death defying stunts in the films. That we gave plenty in our films.”

Actor Shyam was Bhagwan’s good friend. Once Shyam said, ”I want to work in your films.” Bhagwan said,”First you see the shooting of our films and then we will talk.” It was decided that Shyam would visit Jagriti studios of Bhagwan to see the shooting of film ‘Laalach’ (1948).

Next day Shyam and his ‘close friend’ Munawwar Sultana came to see the shooting. A fight scene was being shot. Baburao Pehelwan was single handedly fighting with 3-4 gundas. During the shooting Baburao got a forceful hit from a fighter and he fell down from the first floor gallery on a glass table below. The table was in pieces. Seeing this, Shyam and Munawwar Sultana shouted in horror. Thinking that Baburao would die from this fall, they hurriedly ran away from the studio.

Luckily, Baburao was safe with some scratches. He tied a hankie and started the fighting again. When Shyam returned, he was astonished to see Baburao doing the shoot. Bhagwan asked Shyam, “so Shyam, do you still want to work in my films ?” Shyam shuddered and said, “No Baba, who wants to die doing stunts ?” Ironically Shyam did die after doing a horse riding stunt for the film ‘Shabistan’ (1951) ! (Actually, Shyam was a trained horse rider. The famous trainer Jimmy Bharucha had trained him in Poona).

Now something about the singer Ragi. We are accustomed to seeing only the usual regular well known names, but when some new or unknown name appears, our brows are raised and we wonder who this singer is. Same thoughts came to my mind when I first came across his name a few years back. One would immediately think of the singers in a Gurudwara, who are also called Raagis. I tried and tried very hard, but except that he hailed from Andhra Pradesh, I could not get any other information on him. Then one fine morning KS Raagi’s daughter- Vijaya Hazari from Pune- appeared on RMIM forum and gave some more information. Though even this was very meager, still at least something was there.

Kewal Singh Ragi was born and brought up in Hanamkonda, Warangal in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh (now it comes in Telangana), about 100 kms from Hyderabad. From childhood he was interested in singing. When he was in his teens, he ran away to Bombay (where else ? In olden days those who ran away used to land in Bombay almost always. Where do people run away to, nowadays ?). He got an entry into All India Radio and started singing there. He was in Bombay for 12 years. He not only got a chance to sing in films, but he composed music too as well as acted in some films,like ‘Daagh’ (1952) and ‘Patita’ (1953) etc.

He sang in films from 1940 to 1952 and sang songs with Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum, Uma Devi, Kishori (supposedly, his own sister), Zebunnisa, Khursheed, Roshan Ara Begum, Razia Begum etc. These were all songs from B and C grade films. Some of the films he sang in were, ‘Do Bhai’ (1947), ‘Namumkin’ (1946), ‘Hamari Kismet’ (1949), ‘Siskiyaan’ (1950s), ‘Bulbul’ (1951), ‘Humraz’ (1940), ‘Aazmaaish’ (1952) etc. He gave music to ‘Bulbul’ (1951) and ‘Siskiyaan’ (1950s) (unreleased).

At this time, he had a heart problem and after leaving everything, he left for Hanamkonda, where he lived till 1974, when he breathed his last there.

The story of the film ‘Azmaish’ (1952) was nothing special –

Chhaya was engaged to Manoj. But he fell in love with Bela – the gypsy girl. Markus – son of the gypsy leader also loved Bela and his assistant Keron had bad designs on Bela. Disgusted with all this, Bela induces Manoj to run away with her to the city and they leave one night. Meanwhile Chhaya and her friend Bijli come to know that they are in city and they too go to the city to search them.

Keron is furious. He tries to rape Bela but Bela commits suicide. Markus kills Keron and in a fight with Manoj, Markus gets killed by falling from a hill. Manoj now realizes his mistake. He accidentally meets Chhaya and Bijli. They embrace each other and the story ends with their marriage.

Here is a duet of Shanti Sharma and KS Ragi. Shanti Sharma had sung 15 songs in 6 Hindi films – ‘Raees’ (1948), ‘Veer Ghatotkach’ (1949), ‘Kinara’ (1949), ‘Aazmaaish’ (1952) and ‘Maalik’ (1954).


Song- Kalkatte ki Laila tu main Dilli shahar ka chhailaa hoon (Aazmaaish)(1952) Singers-Kewal Singh Raagi, Shanti Sharma, Lyricist- FM Qaiser, MD- Ninu Mujumdar

Lyrics

Kalkatte ki Laila tu
main Dilli shahar ka chhaila hoon
albela
Kalkatte ki Laila tu
main Dilli shahar ka chhaila hoon
albela
do dil ki mehmaan jawaani
do dil ki mehmaan jawaani
duniya chaar dinon ka mela
hoy chhaila
hoy chhaila
Kalkatte ki Laila tu
main Dilli shahar ka chhaila hoon
albela

paison ko tum goli maaro
prem ka rishta hamse jodo
paison ko tum goli maaro
prem ka rishta hamse jodo
aaine mein munh apna dekho
paaon pado aur peechhaa chhodo
aaine mein munh apna dekho
paaon pado aur peechhaa chhodo
dil ka lagaana khel na samjho
dil ka lagaana khel na samjho
bhaiyya hai ye bada jhamela
bhaiyya hai ye bada jhamela
Kalkatte ki Laila tu
main Dilli shahar ka chhaila hoon
albela

dil mein basne waalon hardam
humko apna meet samajhna
humko apna meet samajhna
meet samajhna
meet samajhna
prem ki baazi haarne waale
haar ko apni jeet samajhna
haar ko apni jeet samajhna
jeet samajhna
jeet samajhna
jeet ke haara haar ke jeeta
jeet ke haara haar ke jeeta
jisne prem ka juaa khela
o chhaila

Kalkatte ki Laila tu
main Dilli shahar ka chhaila hoon
albela

aapas ka iqraar na toote
duniya chhoote tu na chhoote
aapas ka iqraar na toote
duniya chhoote tu na chhoote
ye na kehna pade kisi din
hum sachche tum jhoothhe
ye na kehna pade kisi din
hum sachche tum jhoothhe

aaja milkar bitaayen jeewan
aaja milkar bitaayen jeewan
tu bhi akeli main bhi akela
o Laila
tu bhi akeli main bhi akela
Kalkatte ki Laila tu
main Dilli shahar ka chhaila hoon
albela
Kalkatte ki Laila tu
main Dilli shahar ka chhaila hoon
albela


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

4898 Post No. : 16698

I am in my tenth year of the association with this lovely blog. I think I have mentioned this in one of my earlier posts. When I started sending ‘lyrics contributions’ to Atul ji in ‘2012’ and subsequently in ‘2013’ & ‘2014’ I was sending many songs in a single day. At that time the blog was ‘clocking’ four to six posts in a single day. However the number of posts got reduced subsequently. Nowadays we have only ‘one post or song in a day’ 😊

Now, when I go through the list of songs pending from those days, even I am surprised how I was able to send ‘many’ songs in those days. Well, the subject of today’s post is one such song which is still pending from that list.

The song is from the movie ‘Sandesh-1952’. This movie had debuted on the blog on 27.05.2013. So far, five songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. All these five songs have been shared by ‘yours sincerely’ 😊 I like all these six songs from this movie and had enjoyed a lot sharing the earlier songs. After today’s post this movie will be only two songs away from being ‘Yippeeeed’ on the blog.

“Sandesh-1952” was directed by Bal Gajbar for ‘Sandesh Pictures, Bombay’. This movie had Durga Khote, Umesh Sharma, Lalita Pawar, Kumud Lele, Meenakshi, Arvind, Nana Palsikar, Neeru, Vikas, Madan, Angrey, Priyadarshi, Dwarkanath, Nigam, Tilak Sharma, Shukla and others.

“Sandesh-1952” had eight songs in it wherein three lyricists Kumud Tripathi (six songs), Manohar Khanna (one song) and Nihal Chand Jain (Nihal Ujhanvi) (one song) had written these eight songs.

Music for this film was composed by S. Purushottam.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 06.09.1952.

Here is the brief about this movie which our inhouse encyclopedia Shri. Arunkumar Deshmukh ji had mentioned in his comments on the song-post of 05.06.2013 of this movie.

SANDESH-1952 was a film Directed by Bal Gajbar-who was a known name in Marathi films, but, in Hindi, he was a total failure.
This was a story of a doctor with distorted principles. Dinanath’s father Vidyadhar, an honest and straight forward School teacher is falsely implicated in cases of treason and mutiny against the British and is convicted in 1922. This shock takes Vidyadhar’s life.
Dinanath and his mother go to Kashinath who was a favorite student of Vidyadhar, for help. Kashinath promises Dinanath that he will make him a doctor. During his education, Dinanath falls in love with a rich Barrister’s daughter Sudha, but their marriage cannot take place as Dinanath is very poor. She gets married to his classmate.
Dinanath goes to England and when he comes back as a doctor, he becomes only money minded, as he realises the value of money in this world. Due to his, this nature, his mother Saraswati bai leaves him.

One day, his mother meets with an accident and is brought to his Hospital, but she refuses to be treated by him. he realises that relations are more important than money and a doctor’s profession is a noble one.

He repents and changes himself. meanwhile, Sudha gets a divorce, and they meet again and unite, finally.

The Hero of the film was Umesh Sharma, who acted in Deepak-51 and Apna desh-49 also as a Hero. later he worked in many other roles, as well as a writer, director, and producer also. he acted in 33 films. He was the writer of the famous film BOMBAY-1995.

S. PURUSHOTTAM was the Music Director. He was born in Kolhapur in 1919 and rose as an assistant to Kumar gandharva in his mehfils. V. Shantaram tried to help him by giving 2 films,Bhool-1948 and Apna Desh-49. though he gave very good music, but his luck did not favour him. he also gave music for 2 songs in Dahej-1950, Mere Laal-48, Devyani-52 and Sandesh-52.
He became so dejected that he left films and went back to Kumar Gandharva as his assistant in mehfils.

Following is the list of songs of this movie.

SNo Song-Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted on
01 Insaan tu insaan hai, insaan ban Mohd Rafi Manohar Khanna 27.05.2013
02 Nas nas mein meri bhar dard diya Asha Bhonsle, G.M. Durrani Kumud Tripathi 18.09.2014
03 Nainaa, nainaa, nainaa, miley nainon se Asha Bhonsle Kumud Tripathi 29.11.2014
04 Aao ji aao Raghuraj aao Manik Verma Kumud Tripathi Being discussed today
05 Ye do aankhen tujhe dikhe hain muhabbat jinme Zohrabai Ambalewali Kumud Tripathi 05.06.2013
06 Ho, ho, ho, saawan bhaadon ke badarwaa gaye aaye re Sulochana Kadam Nihal Chand Jain 03.06.2013
07 Bisri huyi wo baatein kyon yaad aa rahi hain Asha Bhonsle Kumud Tripathi
08 Soya gagan mein chaand* Manik Verma Kumud Tripathi

*Note – HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) mentions that the song number eight of this movie seems to be added later in the movie.

As mentioned above five songs from this movie have already been posted on the blog earlier. Let us today enjoy a song from this movie after a long gap of ‘seven’ years and take this movie a little closer to ‘Yippeeee’land’ 😊

Today’s song is sung by Manik Verma, and lyrics have been penned by Kumud Tripathi.

Music is composed by S. Purushottam.

Only the audio of this is available.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its songs.

Let us now listen to today’s song …

Audio

Song-Aao jee aao Raghuraaj aao (Sandesh)(1952) Singer-Manik Verma, Lyrics-Kumud Tripathi, MD-S Purushottam

Lyrics

Aao ji aao
Raghuraaj aao
Aao ji aao
Raghuraaj aao
Aao ji aao
Raghuraaj

Saanjh bhayi tum
Nahin ghar aaye
Saanjh bhayi tum
Nahin ghar aaye
Nainan mein aansoo bhar aaye
Nainan mein aansoo bhar aaye
Bhool gaye sartaaj aao
Bhool gaye sartaaj aao
Aao ji aao
Raghuraaj aao
Aao ji aao
Raghuraaj

Jaa ke mrig maaya ke peechhe
Jaa ke mrig maaya ke peechhe
Bhaage tum
Chhaaya ke peechhe
Bhaage tum
Chhaaya ke peechhe
Ye chhaaya hai
Haath na aaye
Ye chhaaya hai
Haath na aaye
Seeta roye

Seeta roye
Raam na aaye
Seeta roye
Raam na aaye
Darsan ki mohtaaj aao
Darsan ki mohtaaj aao
Aao ji aao
Raghuraaj aao
Aao ji aao
Raghuraaj

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Devanagari Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आओ जी आओ
रघुराज आओ
आओ जी आओ
रघुराज आओ
आओ जी आओ
रघुराज आओ

सांझ भई तुम
नहीं घर आये
सांझ भई तुम
नहीं घर आये
नयनन में
आँसू भर आये
नयनन में
आँसू भर आये
भूल गए सरताज आओ
भूल गए सरताज आओ
आओ जी आओ
रघुराज आओ
आओ जी आओ
रघुराज आओ

जा के मृग माया के पीछे
जा के मृग माया के पीछे
भागे तुम
छाया के पीछे
भागे तुम
छाया के पीछे
ये छाया हैं
हाथ न आये
ये छाया हैं
हाथ न आये
सीता रोये

सीता रोये
राम न आये
सीता रोये
राम न आये
दर्शन की मोहताज आओ
दर्शन की मोहताज आओ
आओ जी आओ
रघुराज आओ
आओ जी आओ
रघुराज आओ


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

Blog Day :

4860 Post No. : 16650

There was a time when the combination of Pyare Lal Santoshi (P L Santoshi), as a director, Rehana as the heroine and C Ramchnadra as a music director was a sure shot of the box office success of the films. This combination gave hit films like ‘Shehnaai’ (1947), ‘Khidki’ (1948) and ‘Sargam’ (1950). But in 1952, this successful combination came to an end when ‘Shin Shinaaki Boobla Boo’ (1952) miserably failed at the box office. Though P L Santoshi remained active in the next about 2 decades, he did not regain the status in Bombay film industry which he had enjoyed in the 1940s.

P L Santoshi had the chequered career in the Hindi film industry. His career interchanged between lyricist, writer, director and producer, sometime all of them together. But his career mainly concentrated as a lyricist with around 650 songs to his credit. He also frequently changed his employment from one film studio to another when the studio system was in vogue.

Jabalpur-born P L Santoshi (07/08/1916 – 07/09/1978) completed his matriculation from Jabalpur and came to Mumbai in 1936. His filmography shows that he started as a lyricist in ‘Vish Vaman’ (1936) for which he wrote all the songs for the music director, Govindrao Tembe. Thereafter, he joined Jaddanbai’s film production company, Sangeet Movietone and wrote a few songs for ‘Moti Ka Haar’ (1937) and ‘Jeewan Sapna’ (1937). In the same year, he shifted to Ranjit Movietone and wrote lyrics for 18 films between 1937 and 1940.

In 1941, P L Santoshi joined Bombay Talkies as dialogue writer/lyricist for ‘Anjaan’ (1941), ‘Jhoola’ (1941), ‘Basant’ (1942). ‘Kismet’ (1943) and ‘Milan’ (1946). In 1946, he got an opportunity to direct his first film, ‘Hum Ek Hain’ (1946) under the banner of Prabhat Film Company in which Dev Anand made his debut as an actor and Rehana got her first lead role. The film did not fare well on the box office front.

Fortunately for P L Santoshi, Filmistan entrusted him with the directions of ‘Shehnaai’ (1947) and ‘Sargam’ (1950) for which he wrote story and dialogues besides writing songs. These two films became the box office hits. Buoyed by the success as a director, P L Santoshi floated his own film production banner, Santoshi Productions with its maiden film, ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952). And with this film, his fortune in the film industry reversed to such an extent that he could never recover to his past glory as a writer, lyricist and a director.

‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952) was a fantasy film in which P L Santoshi’s favourite heroine, Rehana teamed up with Ranjan. The other actors were, Sadhana Bose, Veera, Mumtaz Ali, Indu Paul, Radhakrishan, Baby Tabbasum, Tiwari etc. The film’s story was written by Ramanand Sagar. The film was passed by Censor Board for the universal exhibition. However, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting banned the release of the film on the ground of low moral tone, glorifying the criminal characters, treating the sacred objectives irrelevantly which are against the interest of the public decency and morality.

Although the ban was lifted probably through the intervention of the court, the film did not garner sufficient support from the cinegoers to make it a box office hit film. With this, P L Santoshi did not venture into the film production during rest of his career. His muse, Rehana suffered her career setback as a lead actor forcing her to ultimately migrate to Pakistan in 1956.

After the debacle of ‘Shin Shinaaki Boobla Boo’ (1952), P L Santoshi’s career went on a roller-coaster ride. His career as a lyricist virtually ended by the end of 1960s. Most of the films directed by him in second half of 1950s did not fare well on the box office front. The box office success of ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960) did not help him to revive his career as a director. His subsequent films, ‘Opera House’ (1961), ‘Pyaar Ki Daastan’ (1961), ‘Dil Hi To Hai’ (1963), ‘Holiday In Bombay’ (1963) and ‘Qawwali Ki Raat’ (1964) could not give fillip to his career as a director. He directed his last released film, ‘Roop Rupaiya’ (1968) after which he concentrated mainly on screenplay and dialogue writing until his death in 1978.

‘Shin Shinaaki Boobla Boo’ (1952) had 7 songs. All songs were written by P L Santoshi which were set to music by C Ramchandra. Six songs have been covered on the Blog, details of which are as under:

Songs Date of Posting Singers
Tum kyaa jaano tumhaari yaad me ham kitna roye 01/08/2009 Lata Mangeshkar
Ye khilti kali koi le 07/02/2013 Lata-Chitalkar
Shin Shinaaki Boobla Boo 17/12/2014 Chitalkar – Lata
Kuchh chuhalen hon kuchh charche hon 14/03/2016 Kishore Kumar – Lata
Arre baabaa…ye hansi baabaa…ye khushi baabaa 19/07/2017 Lata – Chitalkar
Sai re Sai re ghar ghar mein ik chor sai 01/08/2019 Lata Mangeshkar

I am presenting the 7th and the last song from the film, kaise hai mizaaj kahiye’ rendered by Lata Mangeshkar.

With this song, all the songs from the film ‘Shin Shinaaki Boobla Boo’ (1952) have been covered on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Kaise hain mizaaj kahiye kaise hain mizaaj (Shin Shinaaki Bubbla Boo)(1952) MD-Lata, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

ho o o
bade soorma ban ke nikle thhe ghar se
ke bijli gira denge guzren jidhar se
o o o na shekhi rahi wo na daawa raha wo
arre uljhe pade hain
kisi ki nazar pe
kahiye

kaise hain mizaaj kahiye
kaise hain mizaaj
kaise hain mizaaj kahiye
kaise hain mizaaj
bade khushnaseeb ham hain
aap aaye aaj
jo aap aaye aaj
kaise hain mizaaj kahiye
kaise hain mizaaj
bade khushnaseeb ham hain
aap aaye aaj
jo aap aaye aaj

ye aap hi kaa ghar hai
ghabaraahiye nahin
aeji ghabaraahiye nahin
sharm buri cheez hai
sharmaahiye nahin
aeji sharmaahiye nahin
le leejiye jo chaahiye
aap hi kaa raaj
le leejiye jo chaahiye
aap hi kaa raaj
bade khushnaseeb ham hain
aap aaye aaj
jo aap aaye aaj
kaise hain mizaaj kahiye
kaise hain mizaaj
bade khushnaseeb ham hain
aap aaye aaj
jo aap aaye aaj

khaatir karoon kya aap ki
batlaahiye huzoor
aeji batlaahiye huzoor
main to paas aap ke
hain aap mujhse door
hain aap mujhse door
main aap ki iss bedili kaa
kya karoon ilaaj
main aap ki iss bedili kaa
kya karoon ilaaj
bade khushnaseeb ham hain
aap aaye aaj
jo aap aaye aaj
kaise hain mizaaj kahiye
kaise hain mizaaj
bade khushnaseeb ham hain
aap aaye aaj
jo aap aaye aaj


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4842 Post No. : 16630

“Mamta”(1952) was produced by R B Haldia and J L Sharma and directed by Gunjal for Sishaat Films, Bombay. The movie had Sumitra Devi, Ulhas, Mirza Musharraf, Rajan Haksar, Kamal Mehra, Chitralekha, Bhagwandas, Ramesh, Rajni, Shantabai, Sadiq, Kaabil amritsari, Baby Salma, Master Raja, G P Srivastava, Sheila, paro etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it that were penned for four lyricists.

Seven songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details:

Song Date of posting
Haan bhor bhai ik pari gagan se utri 22 july 2013
Sheeshe mein do tasweeren 10 july 2014
Tera mera mera tera pyaar 1 December 2017
O sitamgar aasmaan 8 May 2018
Teri kaali kaali ankhiyaan Kanhaiyya (Mamta) 29 August 2018
Sitaaron hanso na meri bebasi par (Mamta) 30 September 2021
Main samajh gayi kehte ho mujh se aankh mila le 16 October 2021

Here is the eighth and final song from “Mamta”(1952) to appear in the blog. This song is a sung by Shyam Kumar. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. The earlier seven songs were composed by Manoharlal Sonik, but the music of this song is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

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

With this song, all the songs of “Mamta”(1952) have been covere in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEE in the blog.


Song-Aaja ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani(Mamta)(1952) Singer-Shyam Kumar, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Hansraj Bahl

O o o roop ki raani

aajaa ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani
teri tasweer banaani
aajaa ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani
teri tasweer banaani

ye mast ghataayen
ye ghhataaon se jawaani
ye mast ghataayem
ye ghhataaon se jawaani
girta hua nadiya mein
pahaadon ka ye paani
girta hua nadiya mein
pahaadon ka ye paani
kehta hai
tere roop ki rangeen kahaani
kehta hai
tere roop ki rangeen kahaani
o o
roop ki raani
aajaa ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani
teri tasweer banaani

aabaad nahin hai
ye meri ulfat ka asar hai
ulfat ka asar hai
tujhe kuchh bhi khabar hai
tu dhoondhh rahi hai jise
wo dil to idhar hai
nazar pher idhar hai
kha jaaye na thhokar teri madhosh jawaani
kha jaaye na thhokar teri madhosh jawaani
o o o
roop ki raani
aajaa ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani
teri tasweer banaani

ye raaz e mohabbat hai
kadam zara soch ke dharna
zara soch ke dharna
duniya se na darna
phoolon ki tamanna hai to kaanton se bhi guzarna
fariyaad na karna
saanson hi mein palti hai muhabbat ki jawaani
saanson hi mein palti hai muhabbat ki jawaani
o o o
roop ki raani
aajaa ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani
teri tasweer banaani
aajaa ke mujhe hai teri tasweer banaani
teri tasweer banaani

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Blog Day :

4841 Post No. : 16628

Today’s song is from a Mythological film-Devyani-1952.

This was the story of Kach and Devyani from Mahabharat. I like the various stories from our Epics Ramayan and Mahabharat. There are hundreds of subplots and stories in both these Holy books, in addition to the main stories. However, I like stories from the Mahabharat more than Ramayan. The reason is stories from Ramayana are simpler and involve good virtues like Love, Cooperation, Loyalty, truthfulness etc etc. These are desirable but have no links to today’s social structure. The stories from Mahabharat are built around the practical difficulties in day to day life, defeat of the evil at any cost and use of tact, diplomacy, revenge, punishment etc etc which are more interesting to read.

As such, Mahabharat in itself or its stories seem to be closer to today’s values like ‘Tit for Tat’ and winning over the Evil with equally Evil remedies. The basic difference between Ram and krishna is, Ram was a character who was upright, just and straightforward, while Krishna is a character down to earth, who does not mind using unconventional methods to defeat the Evil. I always feel that in today’s world Krishna tactics are more relevant than Ram Rajya rules !

The story of Kach and Devyani, on which the film Devyani -52 was based was…..

There were regular wars between the Gods and the Demons (Sur and Asur). However the Gods could never win any battle. The reason ? Rishi Shukracharya, who was the Rajguru of the Demons knew the Sanjivani mantra, with which the dead demons would be brought back to life.
Realising that without getting the mantra, they would never win any battle with Demons, the Gods sent Kach- son of God Brihaspati (Jupitor) to Shukracharya as his disciple. Kach impressed Shukracharya’s daughter Devyani and they became friends. Devyani started loving kach.
The Demons came to know who Kach was . They killed him, burnt his body and mixed the ashes with wine, which was given to Shukracharya to drink. He knew that it contained Kach ashes. Meanwhile Devyani came to know that Kach was killed. She insisted that Shukracharya use his Mantra and bring him back to life. Due to daughter’s love, Shukracharya recited the Sanjivani mantra and Kach came out alive from his stomach. Shukracharya died. But Kach now knew the Mantra and he brought back Shukracharya to life again.

Devyani now expresses her love and proposes marriage to Kach, but he refuses stating that since he came from Shukracharya’s stomach, she was her sister now. Devyani is disappointed with his weak logic and curses Kach that what he learned here, he will never be able to use anywhere. Angrily, Kach too curses her that no Bramhin will ever marry her in her life. He goes away and the film ends as a tragedy.

The film ends here alright, but it raised a question in my mind as to how, then, the Gods ever won the battles with Demons ? The answer is, during the ” Samudra – Manthan ” a pot containing ” Divine Potion ” came up. It contained Amrit, which made the Gods immortal (Amar). In due course Shukracharya also died, without parting with the Sanjivani mantra and thus the Demons were defeated in the ensuing wars by Gods.

The film Devyani-52 was produced by Madhukar Harihar under the banner of Madhav Pictures, Bombay. It was directed by Vasant painter and the Music Director was S.Purushottam, assisted by Shamrao Kamble. These names are rather not commonly seen or heard and the readers may not be knowing about them, as they did only few films compared to others and without any famous film either. Let us first know about Vasant Painter.

Vasant Anandrao Painter was born in a village near Kolhapur on 13-8- 1913. His father Anandrao, along with cousin Baburao Painter wanted to make films. Anandrao had bought a second hand Projector, which he turned into a Camera and shot a short film also. Unfortunately, Anandrao Mistry or Anandrao Painter died suddenly on 22-10-1915.Vasant Painter was only a 2 year old baby at that time. Baburao Painter went on to become the famous founder of Marathi films in the Silent Era.

By the time Vasant became 16 year old,the Silent film era was in full swing and many films were made in Kolhapur, Poona and Bombay. He had a liking for painting,so he picked up poster painting work,first in Maharashtra Film company and later in Prabhat film company when it was started in Kolhapur. Actually Damle and Fatelal were keen on helping him as he was the son of Anandrao, from whom they had learnt so many things. They called him to work in Prabhat. He did all jobs,including assisting in cinematography and direction.

His first break came when he was 33 year old. He got an opportunity to direct Prabhat’s film ” Gokul”-46 and later on ” Seedha Raasta”-47. After V.Shantaram had left Prabhat to start his own Rajkamal,Vasnt painter remained in Prabhat loyally, so he got the reward. Prabhat decided to make the film “Namdev” and Vasant was selected as a director. The cast was fixed and other arrangements done, but due to financial reasons the film was cancelled. Anyway, he got another opportunity. Actress Kamala Kotnis had floated a production company,Kamala Chitra Ltd..She invited Painter to direct her film,’Sati Ahilya’-49. Snehal Bhatkar was the MD.

Painter directed ‘ Bhishma Pratignya ‘-1950. This was,probably,the only Mythological film Nargis had acted in, with Shahu Modak.. His other films were,Murliwala-51, Devyani-52, Sajni-56, Patit paawan-55, Gokul ka chor-59, Pyar ki jeet-62 . Meanwhile he was producing and directing several Marathi films too. He won 9 awards,including the prestigious ” V.Shantaram Award”.

Vasant Painter died on 31-5-2006,leaving behind him 6 daughters and 1 son.

And now something about Shamrao Kamble….

Music Directors’ names are famous. At times their assistants too get a mention in the credits, but what about the soul of every song-the Arranger ? Many people do not even know that there is someone called an Arranger. An Arranger not only exists, but without him the song orchestration is not possible.

What does an Arranger do ?

A tune and music is decided by the Composer, but the harmonization of the orchestra is done by the Arranger. He decides which instrument should be used more, like one decides about a flower in a bouquet of flowers. Arranger is like an ‘ interior decorator ‘ of music. Composer decides what effect he needs and what should be the interlude music. Arranger decides which instrument should be played.

Melody is the main ingredient in a song. Orchestra has to supplement and complement the Melody. In this case orchestration is like Jewellery. A beautiful woman must use jewellery to enhance her beauty, but no overuse or underuse will do. Similarly Arranger does optimization of instruments.

Arranger must know the Notations, so that it can be written and given to the players.

How many Arrangers are known to the public in India ? A composer is Zero without an Arranger. So they try to employ the best of them in their service. Some of the Arrangers become successful Composers themselves, like Sonik-Omi or Laxmikant Pyarelal. Most arrangers fail as composers because they don’t know the commercial aspects, like getting films, knowing and mixing with film personalities in Parties, having friends and God fathers in the right place etc etc.

The other day I was reading a book “Voh Bhooli Dastaan” by Subhash Chandra Jadhav,on Indian Film Music. In this book he has described information about one such successful but totally unknown Arranger SHYAMRAO KAMBLE.

Kamble was born in Karad, near Kolhapur in Maharashtra, on 23-10-1925. His elder brother taught him Tabla and Pakhawaj. Kamble joined a musical drama company where he learnt writing notations. When he came to Bombay he accompanied great singers like Saraswati Rane, Suresh Haldankar, Manik Verma etc. He used to make rounds of film studios and learnt to play Piano, Saxophone, trumpet, mandolin etc.

His career started as an assistant to music director H N Sharma.

Then he worked for Roshan in Bawre nain, wherein he played harmonium in all songs and Roshan was pleased. In Bheegi Raat-65 he played Guitar in the song ‘Dil jo na kah saka’

While doing Anokhi Raat he made use of Flute artistically in ‘oh re taal mile’. During this film Roshan died and he helped his wife to complete the recording of ‘Sapnon ka raja’ by Lata.

Chitralekha’s background music was liked by Hemant kumar very much.

After Roshan, Kamble worked for his son Rajesh Roshan also.

Kamble says,“Though my work was appreciated, my name never appeared in film credits till Jaidev and Sudhir Phadke insisted for it.”

From ‘Mujhe jeene do’-63 Kamble became Jaidev’s assistant. He says,’ Jaidev ji was a composer totally sold to indian classical music.’ For Reshma and Shera Kamble used Sarod effectively.

The producer director of Gharonda,Bheem Sen insisted its music to be like R D Burman. Kamble used the interludes in every song just like RDB and songs of Gharonda became very famous. Jaidev was so happy that he gave a 5 speaker gramophone to him as a Gift.

In the film ‘Tumhaare Liye’ Kamble wanted Hariprasad Chaurasiya to play Flute. He discussed it with Hari ji, but Hari ji did not come for any rehearsals, so Kamble called Sumant Raj and did the rehearsals. As luck would have it,on the day of recording Hariprasad came to play Flute. Kamble did not hesitate in making his decision. He used both the flutists for different pieces in the song.

Kamble also worked with Sudhir Phadke. when a producer wanted to make a remake of marathi film ‘Vahininchya Bangdya”, he took Sudhir Phadke for Bhabhi ki choodiyan as a composer, but put a condition that his Arranger will work with him. That person was a Goanese and Phadke did not like his arrangement with western instruments for this emotional film. He called Kamble and asked him to write notations for all the songs on the tunes decided already. Kamble did all this and left. Phadke gave the notations to the Goanese arranger and asked him to arrange orchestration accordingly. That is why all the songs of this film including ‘Jyoti kalash chamke” became popular.

Shyamrao Kamble did not attempt to become a film composer himself, as he knew his limitations. However,for “Bibal-My Brother”-1975, he shared the music with Prabhakar Jog.

Shamrao himself was a brilliant composer as well. He used to compose Bhajans and once on listening to the Bhajans he composed, music director Pyarelal asked him “Shamraoji if you can compose the tunes so nicely, why don’t you think to be a full-fledged music director for films ?” He just said “I am more interested in the Music Arrangements..” Pyarelal asked him jokingly, “so shall I use your compositions ?” smiling, within a second he said, “Pyareji, my all work is for you… you may use it whenever you wish..!” I am very much sure that if Shamraoji had taken music-direction as a career, he would have definitely achieved the position in the list of most talented and successful composers in the Indian music field,” said Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma, the ace music director.
“His knowledge and devotion towards music was so deep, that he even used to guide or suggest the top artists like Rais Khan (sitar), Hariprasad Chaurasia (flute), Shivkumar Sharma (santoor) about the playing during the recordings. He also used to express that a particular music piece would be more effective if improvised in a different manner etc. And the greatness of those artists also, who used to sportingly accept Shamraoji’s suggestions and appreciate the same.. This was only because they were fully aware of Shamraoji’s knowledge and capacity. And also this was the reason that we had given total freedom to him in our work also,” said Pyarelal.

In his early career, Shamrao had worked as a notation-writer. He was the one who wrote down the notation for Dinanath Mangeshkar’s natya sangeet (Chandrika hi janu, Vilopale Madhu Meelanat ya, Yuwati Mana etc).

Though he retired and settled in Poona, Laxmikant Pyarelal always called him for work. He has toured several countries with Laxmikant Pyarelal’s orchestra as an Arranger. Shamrao kamble died on 17-10-2008, at Dombivali, due to Brain Haemorrhage, at the age of 83 years.

The tribe of Arrangers always worked behind the curtain, without any limelight on them and without appearing in film credits.

Truly, they are the brains behind good music in films !

(Thanks to Subhashchandra Jadhav and mrs. Suhasini Jadhav,copyright holders of ‘Voh bhooli Dastaan’ and Imprints and images, with thanks.)


Song- Prem ki maala meri kahin toot na jaaye(Devyani)(1952) Singer- Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- Manohar Khanna, MD- S Purushottam

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aaa

prem ki maala meri
kahin toot na jaaye
balam tum aa jaao
tum aa jao
pyaar ka madhuban mera
kahin toot na jaaye
balam tum aa jaao
tum aa jaao

tum huye aankhon se ojhal
deep saare bujh gaye ae
deep saare bujh gaye
meri jholi mein thhe jitne
phool angaare baney
phool angaare baney
bhagya ka tha ?? mera kahin doob na jaaye
balam tum aa jaao
tum aa jaao
prem ki maala meri ee
kahin toot na jaaye
balam tum aa jaao
tum aa jaao

kaisi yogan baawri tujhko pukaare har ghadi
tujhko pukaare har ghadi
man mein aasha ki ??
aankhon mein saawan ki jhadi
aankhon mein sawan ki jhadi
dolti naiyya meri kahin doob na jaaye
balam tum aa jaao
tum aa jaao
prem ki maala meri
kahin toot na jaaye
balam tum aa jaao
tum aa jaao


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