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Blog Day :

4532 Post No. : 16097

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

The movie had nine songs in it (penned by five lyricists). Two songs have been covered in the past.

Today (14 December 2020) is the 106th birth anniversary of S D Batish (14 December 1914-29 July 2006). On this occasion, here is a song from “Insaan-1952”. It is an “advice” cum caution song. I is sung by S D Batish. Sajanb Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by B N Bali.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Sambhal sambhal kar chalna pagle (Insaan)(1952) Singer-S D Batish, Lyrics-Sajan Bihari, MD-B N Bali

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Sambhal sambhal kar
Sambhal sambhal kar chalna pagle ae
Jag hai andheri raa aa aat
Jag hai andheri raat
sambhal sambhal kar

Jeewan mein insaan ke dukh sukh a a a
Jeewan mein insaan ke dukh sukh
Yoon qismat ne baante ae
Phool se daaman bhara kisi ka
Miley kisi ko kaanten ae ae ae ae
Jag hai andheri raat
Jag hai andheri raat
Sambhal sambhal kar

Pyaar ka jhoola kabhi jhulaaye
Ae ae ae
Pyaar ka jhoola kabhi jhulaaye
Kabhi hain lab par naale
Is duniya ki reet yahi hai
Sun le jaane waale ae ae ae ae
Jag hai andheri raa aat
Jag hai andheri raat
Sambhal sambhal kar

Manzil teri door musaafir r r
Manzil teri door musaafir
Thhak kar baith na jaana aa
Kis se aas lagaaye pagle
Kiskaa huaa zamaana aa aa
Jag hai andheri raa aat
Jag hai andheri raat
Sambhal sambhal kar

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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संभल संभल कर
संभल संभल कर चलना पगले ए
जग है अँधेरी रात
जग है अँधेरी रात
संभल संभल कर

जीवन में इंसान के दुःख सुख
जीवन में इंसान के दुःख सुख
यूं किस्मत ने बांटे ए
फूल से दामन भरा किसी का
मिले किसी को कांटे ए ए ए
जग है अँधेरी रात
जग है अँधेरी रात
संभल संभल कर

प्यार का झूला कभी झुलाये ए ए ए
प्यार का झूला कभी झुलाये
कभी हैं लब पर नाले
इस दुनिया की रीत यही हैं
सुन ले जाने वाले ए ए ए
जग है अँधेरी रात
जग है अँधेरी रात
संभल संभल कर

मंज़िल तेरी दूर मुसाफिर
मंज़िल तेरी दूर मुसाफिर
थक कर बैठ न जाना आ
किस से आस लगाए पगले
किस का हुआ ज़माना
जग है अँधेरी रात
जग है अँधेरी रात
संभल संभल कर


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Blog Day :

4515 Post No. : 16068

“Sanskaar”(1952) was produced and directed by V M Vyas for Sunrise Pictures, Bombay. This social movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Purnima, Veera, Pran, Razi, Shashi Kapoor, Ishwar lal, Mirza Musharraf, Murad, Kalyani, Pappu, Baby Naaz, Indira Mumtaz etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it.

Six songs from the movie have been covered in the past. That leaves only one song to be covered, the one which appears at number 1 in the HFGK song list of this movie.

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

Song Posted On
Badlegi, ye duniya ik din badlegi Being covered today
Jeenewaale o matwaale zindagi se pyaar kar 24.07.2018
Andhi qismat kise le chalegi kahaan 15.09.2016
Hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare 24.11.2020
Preet nibhaani balmaa tum kya jaano 09.01.2016
Do nainon ne jaal bichhaayaa 26.04.2012
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota 24.11.2010

Here is the seventh and final song from the movie. It is sung by Hridaynath Mangeshkar, then a child. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio

Song-Badlegi ye duniya (Sanskaar)(1952) Singer-Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

badlegi
ye duniya badlegi ee
badlegi ee
badlegi ye duniya
ik din badlegi
badlegi
aasmaan ki bitiyaa dharti
girkar phir se sambhlegi ee
badlegi duniya
ik din badlegi
badlegi
badlegi ye duniya aa

ham bachche laaye hain
apni qismat apni mutthhi mein
ham bachche laaye hain
apni qismat apni mutthhi mein
gud’di mein laal hazaaron
heere bikhre mitti mein
ik din ham bachchon ki toli
chaand sitaare chhoo legi
badlegi duniya
ik din badlegi
badlegi
badlegi ye duniya aa

oonche aasan baithhne waalon
dam bhar dharti par aao
oonche aasan baithhne waalon
dam bhar dharti par aao
jeewan reet seekh lo hamse
ya hamko sikhlaao
jeewan reet seekh lo hamse
ya hamko sikhlaao
har chhoti si baat pe tum
aapas mein lad marte ho
har chhoti si baat pe tum
aapas mein lad marte ho
phailaa itnaa zehar ki tum
ganga jal se bhi darte ho
bachchon ki maasoom nazar
ye reet badal kar dam legi ee
badlegi duniya
ik din badlegi
badlegi
badlegi ye duniya aa

soch liyaa hai
ham bachchon ne
nayaa zamaana kaisaa ho o
soch liyaa hai
ham bachchon ne
nayaa zamaana kaisaa ho o
maata jaisa dil ho jiska
pyaar pitaa ke jaisaa ho o
maata jaisa dil ho jiska
pyaar pitaa ke jaisaa ho
sukh mein jo lori gaaye ae
rote bachchon ko behlaaye ae
sukh mein jo lori gaaye ae
rote bachchon ko behlaaye ae
mel mohabbat mehnat mein
jo jeenaa marnaa sikhlaaye ae
duniya duniya tab hogi
jab hans ke har dukh jhelegi
badlegi duniya
ik din badlegi
badlegi
badlegi ye duniya aa


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Blog Day :

4512 Post No. : 16063

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 95
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This day ten years ago (viz 24.11.2010) saw five songs from five movies discussed in the blog as given below;

posted

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa Subah Ka Taaraa-1954 05 of 08 songs
Sapnon mein aana chhed chhed jaanaa Sheesham-1952 07 of 10 songs posted
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota Sanskaar-1952 05 of 07 songs posted
Ye maanaa dil jise dhoondhe Zimbo-1958 All songs covered
Tirchhi nazar ka piyaa waar hai Madaari-1959 All songs covered

Ten years later, two of the five movies are YIPPEED whereas three movies are still eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (24 November 2020).

One movie, viz “Subah Ka Taara”(1954) was taken up in this challenge earlier today.

“Sanskaar”(1952), another movie eligible for BTYC today, was produced and directed by V M Vyas. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Purnima, Veera, Pran, Razi, Shashi Kapoor (Sr), Ihswar Lal, Mirza Musharraf, Murad, Kalyani, Pappu, Baby Naaz, Indira Mumtaz etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.The list of songs of the movie, in the sequence given in HFGK, is as follows:-

Song Posted On
Badlegi, ye duniya ik din badlegi
Jeenewaale o matwaale zindagi se pyaar kar 24.07.2018
Andhi qismat kise le chalegi kahaan 15.09.2016
Hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taarein
Preet nibhaani balmaa tum kya jaano 09.01.2016
Do nainon ne jaal bichhaayaa 26.04.2012
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota 24.11.2010

“Sanskaar”(1952) had made its debut in the blog ten years ago on this date. Today, here is another song from the movie. This song is sung by Lata. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

Only the audio of the song is available. Lyrics leaves no doubt in the mind that it is a lullaby song. This lullaby for some reasons has been forgotten. It certainly sounds like it belongs to the category of memorable lullabies created in Hindi movies.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the puicturisation of this song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio

Song-Hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare (Sanskaar)(1952) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare
kahe chandaa bhi aaja aaja aa re ae
tera naam le pukaare
tujhe neend ki pari ee
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae

bagiyaa mein soye jaise
gendaa gulaab
soyegaa laal meri godi mein
saagar mein seenp jaise
mandir mein deep
mera gopal meri godi mein
saagar ke paar
miley saagar ke paar
din dooba
doob gaye din ke rang
so jaa
so jaa re mere pyaare ae
so jaa
so jaa re mere pyaare ae
hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare
kahe chandaa bhi aaja aaja aa re ae
tera naam le pukaare
tujhe neend ki pari ee
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae

sapnon ki nagri mein
tere hi geet
gaati hai taaron ki raani
kaliyon pe shabnam ke moti bikher
kahti hai taaron ki raani
bansi ki taan
soye gokul ke shyam
rakhwaale raam rahen tere sang
so jaa so jaa re ae mere pyaare re
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
hanse tim tim tim chhote chhote taare
kahe chandaa bhi aaja aaja aa re ae
tera naam le pukaare
tujhe neend ki pari ee
so jaa
so jaa re ae mere pyaare ae
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm


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Blog Day :

4511 Post No. : 16058

“Insaan-1952” made its debut on the blog on 18.02.2017 with its song ‘mast jawaani haaye’ sung by Shamshad Begam.

“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 pyar, do nainaa chaar Sahrai
02 Sambhal sambhal ke chalna pagley Sajan Bihari
03 Mere sajan saanwre huye nain baawre Balwant Kapoor
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.

Today 23rd November’2020 is the ninetieth birth anniversary (born on 23rd November 1930) of singer Geeta Dutt. On this occasion we get introduced to second of this movie ‘Insaan-1952’ sung by Geeta Dutt.

The song is a melancholic song and sung by Geeta Dutt with her unique soulful rendition of such songs that she got to sung in her career.

Let us pay our tributes to Geeta Dutt and listen to this song now…


Song-Mere sajan saanwre huye nain baawre (Insaan)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Balwant Kapoor, MD-B N Bali

Lyrics

Mere sajan saanwre
Mere sajan saanwre ae
Huye nain baawre ae ae
Piya laut ke aaja aa aa
Piya laut ke aaja
Mere sajan saanwre ae
Mere sajan saanwre
Huye nain baawre ae
Piya laut ke aaja aa aa
Piya laut ke aaja

Saanjh bhayi ghar panchhi bhi aaye ae
Saanjh bhayi ghar panchhi bhi aaye
Main baithhi hoon aas lagaaye
Main baithhi hoon aas lagaaye
More man ke ho raja aa
Piya laut ke aaja
Mere sajan saanwre ae ae
Mere sajan saanwre
Huye nain baawre ae
Piya laut ke aaja aa aa
Piya laut ke aaja

Kisne tujhe majboor kiya aa
Kisne tujhe majboor kiya aa
Kab tak rahoge door piya aa
Kab tak rahoge door piya
Mujhe itna bata jaa aa
Piya laut ke aaja
Mere sajan saanwre ae ae
Mere sajan saanwre
Huye nain baawre ae
Piya laut ke aaja aa aa
Piya laut ke aaja


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Blog Day :

4508 Post No. : 16051

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 93
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I notice that only 198 articles were posted in the blog during the first four months of the year 2010. Still, by the end of end of October 2010, the blog had already added just over one thousand posts during the year 2010 ! That was because the blog had picked up pace from July to September 2010, when 481 posts were published in these three months !

November 2010 was a slow month for the blog, when songs were covered at a rate of less than four songs a day. This day ten years ago (viz 20 November 2010), only two songs were covered. Here are the details:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ek Shamaa do parwaane mile… yahi zindagi ki reet Shabistan-1951 All songs covered on the blog
Tera mera mera tera ho gaya pyaar Sindbad The Sailor-1952 4 of 8 songs posted

So, ‘Sindbad The Sailor-1952’ is the only movie eligible to be covered in the Blog Ten Year Challenge series today (20 November 2020).

‘Sindbad The Sailor-1952’ was produced by Balwant Bhatt and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Deepak Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Naseem aka Naseem Banu, Nirupa Roy, Ranjan, Yashodhra Katju, Bhagwan, Jayant,Samson, Pran, Asim, Douglas, Gulam Rasool, Shahpur, Lalita Rao,Urmila, Shakila, Kammo etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far. Here are the deatails of these four songs :-

Song Posted On
Adaa se jhoomte huye 26.03.2009
Tera mera mera tera ho gaya pyaar 20.11.2020
Jis roz se hamne tera deedaar kiya 24.07.2015
Dharti aazaad hai aasmaan aazaad 21.01.2017

As blog ten year challenge, here is a song from ‘Sindbad The Sailor-1952’. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Anjum Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

The song is lip synced by Naseem Bano. Nirupa Roy is also visible in the picturisation.

Lyrics of the song were sent by Prakashchandra. BTYC details were provided by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio

Video

Song-Dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaana (Sindbad the Sailor)(1952) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

ye aansoon oo
muskuraate hain
zamaane ki ee ee
zafaa`on par r r
mohabbat karne waaley
jaan dete hain aen
wafaa`on par…r

dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa
ho nahin sakte kabhi ham
unse begaana
kahega jal ke parwanaa
dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa

dil bahot naazuk hai lekin
gham se takraayenge ham
dil bahot naazuk hai lekin
gham se takraayenge ham
yaad mein teri bhulaa denge zamaane ke sitam
toot saktaa hi nahin een een een een een
toot saktaa hi nahin ulfat ka paimaanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa
dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa

dar pe tere ae zamaane
ishq jhuk saktaa nahin
dar pe tere ae zamaane
ishq jhuk saktaa nahin
qaid mein rehtaa hai kab
aazaad parwaanaa kahin
ham nahin honge tere ae ae ae an
ham nahin honge tere teeron ka nazraanaa
kahega jal ke parwanaa
dil ka afsaana kahega jal ke parwaanaa
kahega jal ke parwaanaa


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Blog Day :

4490 Post No. : 16014

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part VI: Year 1952
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I had mentioned that Lata Mangeshkar reached the peak of her HFM singing career in 1951 (statistically that is) in the sense that she sang as many as 223 songs in movies released in 1951. She would never be able to exceed this tally in future, though she came close to this figure in future years on a few occasions.

1952 saw Lata Mageshkar further consolidating her position at the top. This year she sang 177 songs. Here are the details :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aan Naushad 4 4 2 0 1 1 Shakeel Badayuni
2 Aandhiyaan Ali Akbar Khan 3 3 3 0 0 0 Pt Narendra Sharma
3 Aashiaana Madan Mohan 6 6 5 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
4 Ajeeb Ladki Ghulam Mohammad 2 2 0 2 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
5 Alladin And the wonderful lamp S N Tripathi 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shyam Hindi
6 Ambar Ghulam Mohammad 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
7 Anand Math Hemant Kumar 1 1 1 0 0 0 Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
8 Anhonee Roshan 5 5 2 2 1 0 Satyendra Athaiyya (2) Shailendra (1) Nakshab (1) Ali Sardar Jafri (1)
9 Annadaata Md Shafi 2 6 6 0 0 0 Anjum Jaipuri (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (3)
10 Badnaam Basant Prakash 2 4 4 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (3) Shailendra (1)
11 Baiju Baawra Naushad 5 5 2 2 0 1 Shakeel Badayuni
12 Betaab S D Batish 1 1 1 0 0 0 Roopbani
13 Bewafa A R Qureshy 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani
14 Chamkee Manna Dey 3 4 4 0 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
15 Chhatrapati Shivaji C Ramchandra 1 6 5 1 0 0 Shailendra
16 Daag Shankar Jaikishan 5 5 5 0 0 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
17 Deewaana Naushad 2 2 2 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
18 Doraaha Anil Biswas 0 2 2 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
19 Ghunghroo C Ramchandra 2 5 4 0 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
20 Hamaari Duniya Shyam Babu Pathak 2 2 2 0 0 0 Indeewar (1) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
21 Hangaama C Ramchandra 5 6 4 1 0 1 Rajinder Krishan
22 Hyderabad ki Naazneen Vasant Desai 2 2 2 0 0 0 Noor Lucknowi
23 Jaal S D Burman 4 4 3 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
24 Jaggu Hansraj Bahl 1 1 1 0 0 0 A Shah Shikarpuri
25 Jalpari Pt Govindram 2 3 3 0 0 0 Ramesh Gupta (1) Unknown (2)
26 Kaafila Husnlal Bhagatram 3 3 2 1 0 0 Vrajendra Gaud
27 Najariya Bhola Shreshtha 1 3 3 0 0 0 P L Santoshi
28 Naubahaar Roshan 6 6 6 0 0 0 Shailendra (3) Nakshab (2) Satyendra Atthaiyya (1)
29 Nirmohi Madan Mohan 6 6 6 0 0 0 Rangeen (3) Uddav Kumar (2) Indeewar (1)
30 Parbat Shankar Jaikishan 7 7 4 1 1 1 Hasrat Jaipuri (4) Shailendra (3)
31 Parchhaain C Ramchandra 8 8 5 3 0 0 Noor Lucknowi
32 Poonam Shankar Jaikishan 9 9 9 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Shailendra (4)
33 Raag Rang Roshan 8 8 5 3 0 0 Kaif Irfani (5) Sarshar Sailaani (2) Prakash Bakshi (1)
34 Raaja Harishchandra Husnlal Bhagatram 4 4 1 3 0 0 Unknown (4)
35 Rangeeli Chic Chocolate 2 3 3 0 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
36 Saaqi C Ramchandra 6 6 4 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
37 Saloni Basant Prakash 2 4 4 0 0 0 Arjun Dev Ashq (2) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
38 Sangdil Sajjad Hussain 2 2 1 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
39 Sanskaar Roshan 2 4 4 0 0 0 Shailendra
40 Sheesha Ghulam Mohammad 2 2 2 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni (1) Umar Ansari (1)
41 Sheesham Roshan 2 4 3 1 0 0 Indeewar
42 Shin Shinaaki Boobla Boo C Ramchandra 6 7 4 3 0 0 Indeewar
43 Tamaasha Manna Dey 2 2 2 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
Total 42 movies 24 MDs 148 177 138 31 4 4 29 Lyricists

We can see from the above table that Lata Mangeshkar had sung songs in 43 movies out of 105 movies that were released in 1952.

She worked with 24 music directors in this year. Interestingly enough, as many as 9 of these music directors were working with her for the first time. These music directors were A R Qureshi, Ali Akbar Khan, Basant Prakash, Bhola Shreshtha, Hemant Kumar, Manna Dey, S D Batish, S N Tripathi and Shyam Babu Pathak.

Likewise, she worked with 29 lyricists in these movies. Arjun Dev Ashq, Prakash Bakshi, Ramesh Gupta, Roopbani, Satyendra Athhaiyya, Shyam Hindi, Uddhav Kumar (solo credit), and Umar Ansari were the eight lyricists who were penning lyrics for Lata Mangeshkar for the first time.

By the end of 1952, Lata Mangeshkar had sung 759 songs in HFM. As many as 327 of these songs (43%) were under the batons of four music directors , namely C Ramchandra (118 songs), Husnlal Bhagatram (89 songs), Anil Biswas (65 songs) and Shankar Jaikishan (54 songs). As for lyricists 280 out of 759 songs (37%) were penned by just five lyricists, namely Rajinder Krishan (89 songs), Shakeel Badayuni (57), P L Santoshi (52 songs), Shailendra (42 songs)and Hasrat Jaipuri (40 songs).

Out of 43 movies of 1952 where Lata Mangeshkar lent her voice, all Lata songs of 29 of these movies have already been covered. That leaves us with 14 movies of 1952 which are available for us for discussing Lata Mangeshkar songs.

Alphabetically, “Annadaata”(1952) is the first such movie. This movie was produced by Sheikh Mukhtar and directed by Ismail Memon for Umar Khayyam Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Veena, Ajit, Kanhaiyalal, N A Ansari, Sankatha Prasad, Sharifa, Nazeer Kashmiri, Kamal Mohan, Sheikh, Akhtar, Itar Singh, Neena Maker, Mukri, Sheikh Mukhtar etc, with guest appearance by Murad.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Two songs, both Lata solos, have been covered in the past. This movie had six Lata solos in it.

Here is the third song, another Lata solo, from “Annadaata”(1952). This song is penned by Hasrat Jaipuri. Music is composed by Md Shafi.

Only the audio of this joie de vivre genre of song is available. My guess is that this song was picturised on Veena. Nevertheless, I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picurisation of this song.


Song-Aayi khushi ban ke bahaar baalmaa(Annadaata)(1952) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Md Shafi

Lyrics

o ho ho ho
o o o o
o o
hmm mm hmm
mm mm mm
mm mm mm

aayi khushi ban ke bahaar baalma
aayi khushi ban ke bahaar
aa ha ha
aa ha ha
geet bane dil ki pukaar baalma
geet bane dil ki pukaar

saanson mein khushbu piya ki basi hai ji
piya ki basi hai
ulfat ke honthon pe ae ae ae ae
ulfat ke honthon pe
phaili hansi hai ji
phaili hansi hai
lo aao chalen taaron ke paar
aa ha ha
aa ha ha
geet bane dil ki pukaar
baalma
geet bane dil ki pukaar

pee ko basaaungi main nainon ke gaanv mein
aa aa aa
jee nainon ke gaanv mein
pee ko bithaaungi main ae ae ae
pee ko bithaaungi main palkon ki chaanv mein jee
palkon ki chaanv mein
lo aa hi gaya mujhpe nehaa
aa ha ha
aa ha ha
geet bane dil ki pukaar baalma
geet bane dil ki pukaar

lachke kamar jaise phoolon ki daaliyaan ji
phoolon ki daaliyaan
patte bajaate hain ae ae ae ae ae
patte bajaate hain mil mil ke taaliyaan jee
mil mil ke taaliyaan
lo baaj rahi jeevan sitaar
aa ha ha
aa ha ha
geet bane dil ki pukaar baalma
geet bane dil ki pukaar
aayi khushi ban ke bahaar baalma
aayi khushi ban ke bahaar
ahaha
aaha ha
geet bane dil ki pukaar baalma
geet bane dil ki pukaar


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Blog Day :

4489 Post No. : 16013

I have mentioned in one of my earlier post here that these days I am looking for movies where only one song has been posted so far. In my daily browsing of the blog while I have already noted some movies, new surprises keep coming e.g. the time-lag between posting of the first song of the movie and thereafter posting of the second song. While we can understand a couple of year time-lag is considerable some have to wait for their second song almost more than five to six years or even ten years as we have seen during posting of ‘blog ten-year challenge song’. Well, if that was not enough, I have found a movie with a song posted in 2008 and still waiting for its second song to be posted on the blog. 😊

In today’s case the movie is ‘Mordhwaj-1952’ and one of its song, namely dagmag dagmag doley naiyya… has been posted on 02.06.2014.

Today we will listen to a lovely melodious song from this movie. This song took almost seven years to get posted after it was noted down. 😊

‘Mordhwaj-1952’ alias ‘Raja Mordhwaj’ (as mentioned in HFGK Vol.III-1951-1960) was directed by Balwant Bhatt for ‘Nav Anand Chitra, Bombay’. It was produced by Mangalanand Gautam and it was passed by Censor Board on 27.10.1952.

This movie had Durga Khote, Prem Adeeb, Ram Singh, Tiwari, Shashi Kapoor, Manju, Nand Kishore, Babu Raje, Urvashi, Raj Adeeb, Leela Mishra, Y.N. Joshi, Sushila, Bindu, Neeru and others.

Music for this movie was composed by Narayan Dutta and all the eight songs this movie has were penned by Bharat Vyas.

Our respected Arun Kumar ji has mentioned in detail about the music director, director and stars of this movie while presenting the first song from this movie viz. dagmag dagmag doley naiyya.

I am presenting herewith details of the songs of this movie as given below;

Song Singer/s Posted On
Dagmag dagmag doley naiyya Mohd Rafi 02.06.2014
Palkon ki dori bani … gupchup un sang ho gayi ankhiyaan chaar re Asha Bhonsle, Mubarak Begam, Dilip Kumar Roy
Aayi rang bhari phoolon ki rut pyaari re … Geeta Dutt Being posted today
Mera man hai magan, muskaaye gagan, poonam ki chamacham raat hai Asha Bhonsle, Khan Mastana
Kit jaaoge ghanshyam muraari, tumhe jaane na doonga Mohd Rafi
Gin gin taare ratiyaa bitaaun… aaoji raajkumar Geeta Dutt
Jhoothha jag jhoothhi re maayaa Dilip Kumar Roy
Lekh vidhaataa ka likha … maat pita ke haathon dekho baalak ka balidaan re Mubarak Begam, Khan Mastana

Let us now enjoy today’s song. It is sung by Geeta Dutt and composed by Narayan Dutta. Lyrics are by Bharat Vyas.


Song-Aayi rang bhari phoolon ki rut pyaari re (Mordhwaj)(1952) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Narayan Dutt
Chorus
Unknown male voice

Lyrics

Aayi rang bhari phoolon ki rut pyaari re
Ghar aaja muraari re ae ae
Ghar aaja muraari re
Aayi rang bhari phoolon ki rut pyaari re
Ghar aaja muraari re ae ae
Ghar aaja muraari re

Gun gun bhanware jhoom rahen
Gun gun bhanware jhoom rahen
Kaliyon ka munh choom rahe
Munh choom rahe
Munh choom rahe
Dhaani hain dharti
Neela gagan hai ji
Aaja piya
Dole jiya
Jiya magan hai ji
Boley koyalia kaari
Boley kayalia kaari
Kaari
Kaari re
Aayi rang bhari phoolon ki rut pyaari re
Ghar aaja muraari re ae ae
Ghar aaja muraari re

Chori chori piya pyaare
Palkon mein tumko
Chhupaa loongi re
Chhupaa loongi
Jaane na paaoge tumhen
Nainon ka kaajal banaa loongi re
Banaa loongi
Matwaari soorat par waari ee
Matwaari soorat par waari
Waari
Waari re
Aayi rang bhari phoolon ki rut pyaari re
Ghar aaja muraari re ae ae
Ghar aaja muraari re

Painyya padoon sainyya tore
Chhup chhup ke
Mohe sataao naa ji
Sataao naa
Thhandi thhandi chaandni raaton mein
Yoon
Jiyaraa jalaao na ji
Jalaao na
He he he he

Tum jeete sajan main haari
Tum jeete sajan main haari
Haari
Haari re
Aayi rang bhari phoolon ki rut pyaari re
Ghar aaja muraari re ae ae
Ghar aaja muraari re

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आई रंग भरी फूलों की रुत प्यारी रे
घर आजा मुरारी रे ए ए
घर आजा मुरारी रे
आई रंग भरी फूलों की रुत प्यारी रे
घर आजा मुरारी रे ए ए
घर आजा मुरारी रे

गुन गुन भंवरे झूम रहें
गुन गुन भंवरे झूम रहें
कलियों का मुंह चूम रहे
मुंह चूम रहे
मुंह चूम रहे
धानी है धरती
नीला गगन है जी
आजा पिया
डोले जिया
जिया मगन है जी
बोले कोयलिया कारी
बोले कोयलिया कारी
कारी
कारी रे
आई रंग भरी फूलों की रुत प्यारी रे
घर आजा मुरारी रे ए ए
घर आजा मुरारी रे

चोरी चोरी पिया प्यारे
पलकों में तुमको
छुपा लूंगी रे
छुपा लूंगी
जाने न पाओगे तुम्हे
नैनों का काजल बना लूंगी रे
बना लूंगी
मतवारी सूरत पर वारी
मतवारी सूरत पर वारी
वारी
वारी रे
आई रंग भरी फूलों की रुत प्यारी रे
घर आजा मुरारी रे ए ए
घर आजा मुरारी रे

पैंय्या पडूँ सैंय्या तोरे
छुप छुप के
मोहे सताओ ना जी
सताओ ना
ठंडी ठंडी चांदनी रातों में
यूं
जियरा जलाओ ना जी
जलाओ ना
हे हे हे हे

तुम जीते सजन मैं हारी
तुम जीते सजन मैं हारी
हारी
हारी रे
आई रंग भरी फूलों की रुत प्यारी रे
घर आजा मुरारी रे ए ए
घर आजा मुरारी रे


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Blog Day :

4486 Post No. : 16005

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 88
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After a gap of more than one month, we are back with this blog ten year challenge. There is a very good reason why I have decided to resume this series on THIS day viz 29 October 2020. That reason will become clear only in the evening, when I will post the second Blog ten year challenge post of the day.

On this day ten years ago, viz on 29 october 2010, I had posted five songs in the blog. As was usual those days, all the posts were done and dusted with in the morning. The first post of the day appeared at 7:19 AM and the final post at 9L29 AM.

Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie Year of release Posting time Remarks
3149 Teri nazar mein main rahoon meri nazar mein tu 1857 1946 7:19 AM Movie YIPPEED by now
3150 Tum hamen bhool gaye Balam 1949 8:13 AM Movie YIPPEED by now
3151 Barbaad huyi dil ki duniyaa Jalpari 1952 8:51 AM 7 songs covered out of 9
3152 Hamko samajh baithhi hai ye duniyaa deewaanaa Chaar Deewaari 1961 9:13 AM Movie YIPPEED by now
3153 Mujhe tumse muhabbat hai magar main keh nahin saktaa Bachpan 1963 9:29 AM 3 songs covered out of 7

One can notice that three out of five movies that were represented ten years ago have been YIPPEED by now. That leaves us with “Jalpari”(1952) and “Bachpan”(1964) as the two movies eligible for the Blog ten year challenge.

I had chosen the song for “Bachpan”(1964) yesterday itself, and I thought I had done the same for “Jalpari”(1952) as well. but today morning, I discovered that the song chosen by me was already discussed. What is more, it was discussed exactly ten years ago. So I had to search for another song. Only two songs of “Jalpari”(1952) are left. The first song mentioned in HFGK has no details viz record number, singers etc. That song is as good as unavailable. That leaves us with only one song, viz “Namkeen tumhaari soorat hai”. On YT, a one minute partial version of this song is available which does not do justice to the song. Locating the full song and uploading it took me better part of the morning and so I was not able to post any post in the blog till now.

This elusive song is described in HFGK as sung by Rafi, Shamshad Begam and Zohrabai Ambalewali. On listening to the song, I find that the female singers are correctly identified, but the male singer is not. There are two male playback singers to match the two playback singers. Rafi’s voice is not at all there . Two two male voices sound familiar. One of them sounds like S Balbir to me. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the voices.

There were three lyricists in the movie, but only two songs are credited to two lyriciasts. Lyricists of others songs, including the song under discussuion, are not known. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

Two males and two females have an interesting exchange of words in the song where expression of love is couched in the form of nok jhonk. Very interesting song that has been forgotten with time.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisatioon of this song.

I feel that the only remaining song from the movie may not be available and so this movie, after this song, may remain unYIPPEED, or may be conditionally YIPPEED, as described by Sudir Jee in one of his posts.

I have mentioned it that one more Blog Ten Year Challenge post will appear today. That would be a special kind of Blog ten yewar challenge. So watch this space.


Song-Namkeen tumhaari soorat hai(Jalpari)(1952) Singers-Male voice 1, male voice 2, Shamshad Begam, Zohrabai Ambalewali, Lyricist-Unknown, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

namkeen tumhaari soorat hai
arre naina tore matwaare hain
ye laddoo pede barfi sab
iske aage jhak maare hain

roop ka bhojan tumhaara
dil pe jaadoo kar gaya
haaye
dil pe jaadoo kar gaya
arre dekh kar soorat tumhaari
pet apna bhar gaya

chaahe nakad karo ya udhaar karo
ho par thhoda thhoda hamse pyaar karo
par thhoda thhoda hamse pyaar karo
dekho hamse na yoon taqraar karo
jora jori mat ankhiyaan chaar karo
jora jori mat ankhiyaan chaar karo

ham gore hain ya kaale hain
arre mard muhabbat waale hain
dhun ke sachche dhun ke pakke
tere roop ke ham rakhwaale hain
in moochhon par
in moochhon par
in moochhon par aitbaar karo
ho par thhoda thhoda hamse pyaar karo

in moochhon se ham darte hain
teri shakl se nafrat karte hain
tum daanav jaise chakram to
meri gali mein paani bharte hain
arre sunaa

oon hoon
mat baaten yoon bekaar karo
jora jori mat ankhiyaan chaar karo

o chaahe nakad karo ya udhaar karo
o par thhoda hamse pyaar karo

aji maine kahaa huzoor
zara suniye to
chal chal
aji maine kahaa sarkaar
zara dekhiye to
kya hai

main ho gaya tera deewaana
tu shamma main tera parwaana
o meri bulbul dekh zara
dil kar diya tujhko nazraana
haaye

chaahe soch karo ya vichaar karo
ho par thhoda thhoda hamse pyaar karo
dekho hamse na yoon taqraar karo
jora jori mat ankhiyaan chaar karo

tum maanus bade nikhhattoo ho
moorakh ho zaahil jattoo ho
tum nayi nawelan naar dekh
phat ho jaate lattoo ho
arre kuchh samjhe
bilkul nahin

mat hamse yoon takraar karo
jora jori mat ankhiyaan chaar karo
o chaahe nakad karo ya udhaar karo
ho par thhoda thhoda hamse pyaar karo


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Blog Day:

4452 Post No. : 15914

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 86
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This day ten years ago (viz on date 25 september 2020), six songs from six movies were covered in the blog. The first article was published at 6:50 AM whereas it was 8:59 when the sixth post of the day appeared in the blog.

Here are the details of these songs :-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Banaane waale kyaa toone yahi duniyaa banaayi hai Jalpari-1952 06 songs posted
Aa jaa ab to aa jaa Anarkali-1953 All Songs covered
Ye rang bhare baadal Tu Nahin Aur Sahi-1960 All Songs covered
Jaani tum dole dagaa dai ke Dr Vidya-1962 All Songs covered
Chal mere dil lehraa ke chal Ishaaraa-1964 All Songs covered
Angrezi mein kahte hain ki I love you Khuddar-1982 03 songs posted

Four movies whose songs were discussed on 2 September 2020 have been YIPPEED by now. That leaves us with only two movies whose songs are eligible for todays blog Ten yaer challaenge.

“Jalpari”(19552) is one of the eligible movie for BTYC today. Six songs from this movie have been covered in the blog so far. Here are the details of these songs :

Song Posted On
Suno suno gagan ke taaron 22.07.2009
Banaane waale kyaa toone yahi duniyaa banaayi hai 25.09.2010
Barbaad huyi dil ki duniyaa 29.10.2010
Himmat se koi kaam le 21.12.2015
Tum nahin aaye mora jiya ghabraaye 23.12.2015
Khushi ke phool liye aa gaye bahaar ke din 21.01.2018

Here is the seventh song from the movie. This so9ng is sung by Lata and it is picturised on Nalini Jaiwant. Lyricist is not known. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Video

Audio

Song-Kaari kaari andhiyaari raat mein (Jalpari)(1952) Singer-Lata, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics (Provided by avinash Scrapwala)

kaari kaari andhiyaari ee raat mein
kaare kaare baadarwaa chhaaye
aise mein kahin meraa chaand nikal aaye
to mazaa aaye ae
kaari kaari andhiyaari raat mein
kaare kaare baadarwaa chhaaye
aise mein kahin meraa chaand nikal aaye
to mazaa aaye ae

mere man mein chhaayi udaasi re
main piyaa milan ki pyaasi re ae
mere man mein chhaayi udaasi re
main piyaa milan ki pyaasi re
main kab se khadi hoon raah mein
nainon ke deep jalaaye
aise mein kahin meraa chaand nikal aaye
to mazaa aaye
kaari kaari andhiyaari raat mein
kaare kaare baadarwaa chhaaye
aise mein kahin meraa chaand nikal aaye
to mazaa aaye ae

bhar aayi ankhiyaan mori re
chandaa se door chakori re ae ae ae
bhar aayi ankhiyaan mori re
chandaa se door chakori re
main birhan baat takoon palchhin
hriday mein aas lagaaye
aise mein kahin meraa chaand nikal aaye
to mazaa aaye
kaari kaari andhiyaari raat mein
kaare kaare baadarwaa chhaaye
aise mein kahin meraa chaand nikal aaye
to mazaa aaye

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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कारी कारी अंधियारी ई रात में
कारे कारे बादरवा छाए
ऐसे में कहीं मेरा चाँद निकल आये तो
मज़ा आए ए
कारी कारी अंधियारी ई रात में
कारे कारे बादरवा छाए ए
ऐसे में कहीं मेरा चाँद निकल आये तो
मज़ा आए ए

मेरे मन में छायी उदासी रे
मैं पिया मिलन की प्यासी रे ए
मेरे मन में छायी उदासी रे
मैं पिया मिलन की प्यासी रे
मैं कब से कड़ी हूँ राह में
नैनों के दीप जलाए
ऐसे में कहीं मेरा चाँद निकल आये तो
मज़ा आए ए
कारी कारी अंधियारी ई रात में
कारे कारे बादरवा छाए ए
ऐसे में कहीं मेरा चाँद निकल आये तो
मज़ा आए ए

भर आई अँखियाँ मोरी रे
चन्दा से दूर चकोरी रे ए ए ए
भर आई अँखियाँ मोरी रे
चन्दा से दूर चकोरी रे
मैं बिरहन बाँट टाकून पलछिन
ह्रदय में आस लगाए
ऐसे में कहीं मेरा चाँद निकल आये तो
मज़ा आए ए
कारी कारी अंधियारी ई रात में
कारे कारे बादरवा छाए
ऐसे में कहीं मेरा चाँद निकल आये तो
मज़ा आए


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 :

4450 Post No. : 15909

Today’s song is a comedy song from a Costume/Action film “Jungle ka Jawahar”-52. The film was a production from Basant Pictures, owned by producer/Director Homi Wadia. In 1942, brothers JBH Wadia and Homi Wadia separated from each other on a very important point. The elder brother JBH Wadia was of the opinion that the life of the action-stunt films is a short one. He firmly believed that the market for action films will dry up within the next 10-15 years, hence the company should change over to Social films.

The younger brother Homi Wadia differed and wanted to continue with stunt films. He separated and established his own Basant Pictures. Most stunt actors joined his group – especially Fearless Nadia. Besides the Human artistes, Homi Wadia also replaced Animals used in stunt films. In Wadia films there was a Horse named ‘Punjab ka Beta’, a dog named ‘Tiger’, and a Motor car called ‘Rolls Royce ki Beti’. Basant Pictures brought a Horse named ‘Rajput’, dog called ‘Moti’, and a Motor Car called ‘Austin ki Bachhi’. In addition they also acquired a Motorcycle named ‘Runnio’.

The history of stunt action films is as old as the Silent film history. Silent films were essentially a Visual medium, as there was no sound. What could be achieved by dialogues had to be conveyed only with the visuals, hence there was not much scope for emotional films. In the initial stages of silent films, the audience was mainly of the middle and lower class of the society. Impressing and attracting them was easy with action films. That’s how the majority of silent films consisted of action or stunt scenes.

After the advent of Talkie films, the trend of stunt films continued and also became money spinners. Those days stunt films did not need any well known or famous actors or beautiful heroines. These films were made with minimum budgets. Master Bhagwan used to make a stunt film in just 60 to 70 thousand Rupees, covering all expenses. The Wadia, Mohan, Imperial or Ranjit action films cost a little more as they were more elaborate with some story and known actors.

There were specialist actors like Baburao Pehelwan, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Fearless Nadia, Prakash, Boman Shroff, Billimoria brothers, John Cawas and few others who were fixed stars of stunt films. In those days “SPL FX” techniques were not there and all the stunts were actually done by the actors themselves.

Veeru Devgan – yesteryear Fight Master, has written an article on “Stunts and Actions” in the “Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema”. He says in it,

“It was from film Aan-52 that professionals were employed for the first time. Azeembhai handled the Horses and Douglas took care of the fights and fencing….
“Evolution of action hero began with “Phool aur Pathar”-66, when Dharmendra bared his chest for the first time….
“Stunts in Hindi cinema started taking centre stage in the late 60s and early 70s…..
“What is creditable is that most of today’s actors are ready to do all the action scenes themselves “.

These days, no film is complete without “SPL FX”. What we miss now is the Human involvement in film stunts !

The cast of today’s film was Fearless Nadia, John Cawas, Goldstein, Dalpat, Leela kumari, Rajani, Shyamsundar, Raja Sandow etc. This film is remarkable for 2 reasons. First is – for its Music Director, Madholal Damodar Master, this was his last film as MD. He retired from films, but excelled in another field with International fame, after retirement. More of it later in this post.

Secondly, one of the names in the film cast today was Raja Sandow. He indeed was in the film and film credits, though he had died on 25-11-1943 only ! Surprised ? Not only this film, but a total of 5 Hindi films and over a dozen Tamil films featured Raja Sandow in their films till 1960 ! This is because this legend of stunt films was so popular that his film shots were used again in different films for over a decade as a member of film cast. This must be unique in the world.

Raja Sandow (born P. K. Nagalingam) was an Indian film actor, film director and producer. He began his career as an actor in silent films and later became a prominent actor and director in Tamil and Hindi films of the 1930s. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of early Indian cinema.

Raja Sandow was born in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu. He was trained as a gymnast and started his film career as a stunt actor in S.N. Patankar’s National Film Company at Bombay. He was given the name “Raja Sandow” because of his physique (after strongman Eugen Sandow). His first lead role was in Patankar’s Bhaktha Bhodhana (1922), for which he was paid Rs. 101 as salary. A passionate gymnast, he started his career as a stunt actor in S.N. Patankar’s National Film (1922). Top star at Kohinoor and its associate LAxmi Pics. (1922-8) under Manilal Joshi (Mojili Mumbai), R.S. Choudhury and Homi Master. Achieved fame when he formed a trio with director Chandulal Shah and heroine Gohar starting Jagdish Film with them (1928) and its successor, Ranjit Film (1929-36). Sandow’s star image in reformist melodramas, playing complex psychological characters opposite Gohar, was launched with Gunsundari and extended in several classic ‘negative’ roles in Shah-Gohar sound films, e.g. Desh Dasi, Prabhu Ka Pyara and Barrister’s Wife. Other noted roles include Indira MA where he plays Kishore.

He became famous by starring in silent films like Veer Bhemsen (1923), The Telephone Girl (1926). After acting in a few silent films he also worked as a director in Ranjit Studios for a monthly salary. His first film as director was Sneh Jyoti (1928).
Returning to Tamil Nadu, he directed and acted in a number of silent films for R. Padmanaban’s Associate Film Company. Many of his silent films had reformist social themes like Peyum pennum (1930), Nandhanar (1930), Anadhai Penn (1931), Pride of Hindustan (1931) and sathi usha sundari (1931). After talking films were introduced with Alam Ara in 1931, he went back to Bombay and starred in many Hindi and Tamil talkies. He was often paired with the actresses Gohar and Sulochana (Ruby Myers). Between 1932–35, he acted in many socially themed Hindi films like Shyam sundar (1932), Devaki (1934) and Indira MA (1935). In 1935, he was commissioned to direct his first Tamil film Menaka and returned to Madras. He continued directing and acting in films till his death in 1943. Vasantha Sena(1936), Chalak Chor (1936), Chandrakanta (1936), Vishnuleela (1938), Thiruneelakantar (1939) and Choodamani (1941) were some of the films he directed and starred in during that period. The last film he worked in was Sivakavi (1943). Sandow suffered a heart attack and died at Coimbatore on 25 November 1943. He was survived by his wife Leelabai and one Son.

As far as films are concerned, he acted in 58 Silent films, 16 Hindi Talkie films and also directed 2 Hindi Talkie films.

Sandow was the first Tamil film director to adopt the practice of using names of actors in film titles. He was the first to introduce intimate kissing scenes and dancers in revealing costumes to the then conservative Tamil film industry. He was also the first director and producer to move Tamil cinema from remaking mythological stories and into making social themed films. He even advertised his films as “Don’t miss to see your own picture”. Sandow was also the first director to use Tamil literary works for film by directing Anadhai penn in 1931 based on Vai. Mu. Kothainayagi Ammal’s novel of the same name.

Writing about Sandow, film historian Theodore Baskaran says: “As a director, actor, scriptwriter and producer, his contribution to Tamil cinema is significant. Many of the stars of the Forties and Fifties have worked with him. He was very competent at coaching actors and maintained complete control over his films. He was a martinet on the sets and was often compared to a ringmaster in a circus. In his films, the emphasis shifted from songs to the spoken word.”

Film historian Randor Guy has also described him as a tough task master: “Raja Sandow was a tough and no-nonsense guy who would not hesitate to shout at and slap his crew and cast including women! Regretfully there are no such directors these days!.”

The Tamil Nadu Government has instituted an annual award in his name called Raja Sandow memorial Award, given for outstanding services to Tamil Cinema. A Postage stamp had been issued in recognition of his contributions to Indian cinema.

Filmography-Talkie films in Hindi…Pardesi preetam-33, Noor e imaan-33, Toofani Taruni-34, Partha Kumar-34, kashmeera-34, Indira M.A.-34, Gunsundari-34, Ratan Manjiri-35, Raat ki rani-35, Desh Dasi-35, College girl-35, Barrister’s wife-35, Prabhu ka pyara-36, Matlabi Duniya-36, Dil ka Daku-36 and Chalaak Chor-36. He directed Raat ki rani-35 and Chalaak Chor-36.

An extraordinary point. Raja Sandow was so popular during the Silent era and early Talkie period, that even after his death in 1943 at Coimbatore, his film shots and leftover films were used in 5 Hindi films till 1953-that is till 10 years after his death. Even his name appeared in the film cast and credits !. I feel this is an exclusive honour, which I have never heard in case of any other actor. The films using his shots in them were Dhoomketu-49, Alladin and Wonderful lamp-52, Jungle ka Jawahar-52, Nav Durga-53 and Husn ka chor-53. This information is given in The Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema.

(Thanks for information from wiki, The Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema, Atit ke sitare by Nand kishore, muVyz, HFGK and my notes).

The name Madholal Master must be unknown to the newer crop of Music lovers, because he retired from film music in 1952- much before most readers were even born. The story of Madhulal Master is as strange as his death. On the morning of 19th June 1990, The Times of India, Bombay flashed a news…” The old time Music Director and a Director of Indian Institute of Puppetry, shri Madholal Damodar Master is found murdered in his Shivaji Park home.”

Born on 21-6-1903, Madholal joined the film industry to become a Comedian, but he was first made a sound recordist assistant, then an assistant MD for two films and finally independent MD for Krishna Tone Film Company for their film, ‘ Navchetan’-32. In the next 21 years he gave music to 34 Hindi films, few Gujarati films and some documentaries, composing 267 Hindi songs. Unable to cope up with the changed pattern of Music and public taste, he retired from this profession after his last film- Jungle ka Jawahir-52. After this he pursued his hobby of Puppet making and soon developed a flourishing business. Internationally well known, he was the only Indian member honoured by the International Puppetiers’ Organization. Very few people know that it was his JOKER PUPPET which was used by Raj Kapoor in his ambitious film MERA NAAM JOKER-1970.

He was invited as a special guest for the release ceremony for the HFGK-Vol I, on 8-10-1988, after Harmandir ji meticulously made special efforts to locate him in Bombay. He was overwhelmed with this gesture. Madholal ji showed a Catalogue to Harmandir ji, in which Madholal ji had recorded information about all songs composed by him with details of every film that he did in his career. Harmandir ji was wonder struck with his systematic records. In the ceremony, senior artistes like Naushad, Sitara Devi, Rajkumari ji etc all touched his feet with respect. He regaled the audience with his humorous talk for an hour. He had spent 38 years before this in anonymity. It is very sad that his life ended in such a tragic way. ( His murderer was never found out, nor was the motive known and the case file was closed.)

Here is today’s duet from the film “Jungle ka Jawahar”-52. It is shot on Rajni and actor singer Shyamsundar. Enjoy….


Song- Pyaare Pappu Gore Gappu paas tu mere aa (Jungle Ka Jawaahar)(1952)Singers- Sulochana Kadam, Shyamsundar, Lyricist- Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD- Madholal Damodar Master

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

pyaare pappu gore gappu
pass tu mere aa
o ri kallo jhapak jhallo
chhod de mujhko ja

pyaare pappu gore gappu
pass tu mere aa
o ri kallo jhapak jhalo
chhod de mujhko ja

adiyal tattu mere mitthu
meethe bol suna
ulti sulti khoti khoti
baaten nahin bana

adiyal tattu mere mitthu
meethe bol suna
ulti sulti khoti khoti
baaten nahin bana
bhaiya bhaiya bhaiya
bhaiya aurat ki ye jaat
iski koi na samjhe baat
karti baaton ki barsat
chaahe din ho chaahe raat
maare ghodi ban ke laat

kahoon main mutalle chhod de muhalla
kahoon main nithhalli chhod mera palla
kahoon main mutalle chhod de muhalla
kahoon main nithalli chhod mera palla
main jungle ki sherni
tu shahar ka pilla
khaati gaajar mooli tu
main khaata rasgulla
main khata rasgulla
bhaiya bhaiya bhaiya
bhaiya aurat ki ye jaat
iski koi na samjhe baat
karti baaton ki barsat
chaahe din ho chaahe raat
maare ghodi ban ke laat

ja ja ja na phira dimaag mera
ho ho ho dekha bada rubaab tera
are ja ja ja na phira dimaag mera
ho ho ho dekha bada rubab mera
mujhe jaan le,
nahin
kahaa maan le
nahin nahin
mujhe jaan le
kaha maan le
o tauba hai ??
mujhko nahi sata
bhaiya bhaiya bhaiya
bhaiya aurat ki ye jaat
iski koi na samjhe baat
karti baaton ki barsat
chaahe din ho chaahe raat
maare ghodi ban ke laat

pyare pappu gore gappu
pass tu mere aa
o ri kallo jhapk jhalo
chhod de mujhko ja

adiyal tattu mere mitthu
meethe bol suna
ulti sulti khoti khoti
baaten nahin bana
bhaiya bhaiya bhaiya
bhaiya aurat ki ye jaat
iski koi na samjhe baat
karti baaton ki barsat
chaahe din ho chaahe raat
maare ghodi ban ke laat


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