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This article is the 15900th song post for the blog

Blog Day :

4447 Post No. : 15900

So we reach another blog century with this post. This century materializes in 39 days, which appears like a fast century vis a vis the previous eleven centuries that took an average of 61 days each. These eleven centuries were took nearly two years (from August 2018 till July 2020). If we look at the rate of centuries ten years ago, then we had achieved a blog century on 20 september 2010 as well. That was the 30th century for the blog and that had been achieved in 17 days flat !. Eleven centuries (viz 20th century to 30th century were achieved at an average rate of 33 days per century.

The quickest rate of centuries were achieved during 2011 and 2012. Calendar year of 2012 saw 21 blog centuries, a record not surpassed since ! These 21 centuries were achieved at an average rate of one century every 18th day !

When I try to think about the by now barely believable rate of posts and centuries in the past, I can pinpoint a few reasons. And I also learn a few lessons from them.

Ten years ago, I was ten years younger. at that stage in my life, I was perhaps at the most productive and creative stage of my life. My enery level and motivation level were on a different plane. I also realise that my eyesight was still good and I did not need glasses to read fine prints. It was sometime in 2011 that I began to realise that my eyesight was going downhill. That is when I needed glasses for the first time. With that being the case, it was no longer possible for me to pore over the computer screen with the same comfort as before. This may be one reason why I hav slowed down. I need to take breaks from computer for the sake of my eyes, which was not the case prior to 2011.

Secondly, at that stage, I found it easy to wake up early in the morning and staying up late as well. My wife complained that I was neglecting my health by not getting enough sleep. Her constant nagging has finally had its effect on me. For the last two years, I no longer wake up at 5 AM in the morning and finish off six or seven posts for the day in three hours.

25 september 2011 was a crazy day when as many as 13 writeups were posted. First post appeared at 8:10 PM and the last post at 23:59 PM ! It means that I devoted the entire day at the computer doing nothing but posting articles all th time ! The same feat was repeated on 6 september 2012. The first post of the day appeared at 7:32 AM. The thirteenth and final post of the day appeared at 23:47 PM and that marked the 66th blog century for the blog !

Those were crazy days for the blog! The concepts of movies making their debuts, moving getting YIPPEED in the blog etc were not known. I did not have access to HFGK, so I was blissfully unaware if all the songs of a movie were covered in the blog. Unburdened by all these considerations, and helped by the fact that most well known songs of well known movies were still up for grabs, we had no problem finding sngs to discuss. All those songs, not yet dscovered were like low hanging fruits that were easy to pluck. We have dealt with all those low handing fruits and now we are dealing with songs that were relatively less popular and lesser known. I was gifted HFGK on july 2014 by our two Maharathi contributors Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh and Sudhir Jee, on the occasion of the blog completing 10000th post. By that time, we were also on to concepts like individual artists centuries, blog contributors centuries etc. We had also evolved the concept of YIPPEE thanks to the ever enthusiastic Pradeep Raghunathan. All these factors meant that we had to do more research that before to locate specific songs that met specific requirements.

These days we are not able to score our centuries at Sehwag like rate (16-17 days) but even scoring centuries at test match rate is not bad. What matters is that the musical juggesrnaut keeps moving and does not remain stand still. We have managed to remain free of a DOT day in the blog for this entire calendar year 2020. There were three DOT days in 2019, 7 in 2018 and ZERO in 2017. So we have ben like a non stop musical bandwagon for the last four years with hardly any stoppages. And let us hope that it continues that way.

Another thing where we had managed to staay true to form is in the selection of our Century songs. We manage to come up with special songs for such special occasions. Seeing that we have had 158 Blog centuries so far, we have discussed 158 special songs on these occasions. 158 is not a small number by any stretch of imagination. One would need more than 8 hours to listen to these special songs !

The 15900th song of the blog is a special song as well. It is special because

(i) it is a rare and obscure song
(ii) the singer is also obscure, though she comes from a well known musical family
(iii) The song is one that has been reused in at least two movies, both obscure.

The song is from “Bhed”(1950). This movie was produced by Amba Cinetone(Jal K Baliwala Productions Bombay). That is all that HFGK contains for this movie. HFGK tells us that this movie had at least nine songs in it, may be more. Mukul Roy (brother of Geeta Roy, later Geeta Dutt) was the music director.

Three songs from this movie have been discussed so far. All these three songs were sung by Geeta Dutt.

Here is another song from “Bhed”(1950). Is it sung by Geeta Dutt ? No, it is sung by Lakshmi Roy, sister of Geeta Dutt. Geeta Dutt is a legendary singer in HFM, but her sister Lakshmi Roy has sung very few songs in HFM. Most of her songs are duets with other singers. This song is an axception. It is a solo song.

This song is penned by Madhukar Rajasthani.

I made another interesting discovery. Five songs from “Bhed” (1953) were later reused in “Do Bahaadur”(1953). Unlike “Bhed”(1950), details of starcast of “Do Bahaadur”(1953) is known. “Do Bahaadur”(1953) was produced by Nari Cawasji and drected by Baburao Pahalwan for Baghdad Pictures under supervision of Shantaram Athwale. The movie had John Cawas, Shanta Patel, Rohini, Dalpat, Goldstein, Rajni, Chitalkar, Dilawar, Baby Balo, Aziz Premi, Madhu Apte, Ali, Baburao Pahalwan etc in it.

This movie too had music by Mukul Roy. The movie had six songs in it. Five of these songs were same as those of “Bhed”(1950). the sixth song was taken from “Ustaad Pedro”(1951).

Such cut and paste job for music did not help the cause of “Do Bahaadur”(1953). For that matter even “Bhed”(1950) is a rare and forgotten movie.

Coming to Lakshmi Roy, she married producer director Pramod Chakraborty. Unlike her unfortunate sister Geeta, she enjoyed a long and happy married life.

As the 15900th song of the blog, here is this rare and special song from “Bhed”(1950).

A blog century on 20 september 2010 and a blog century on 20 september 2020 as well. So we have mnaged to achieve a different kind of “Blog Ten Year Challenge” today with this post. 🙂

As we can see, we are now just one more century away from the magic 16000 mark. Here is hoping that we will not just reach that landmark but also reach many distant landmarks in future. I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support and encouragement.


Song-Ritu Pyar karan ki aayi (Bhed) (1950)/(Do Bahaadur)(1953) Singer-Laxmi Roy, Lyrics-Madhukar Rajasthani, MD-Mukul Roy

Lyrics

Ritu Pyaar karan ki aayi
jawaani
saawan ban ke chhaayee
saawan ban ke chhaayee
Ritu Pyaar karan ki aayi
jawaani
saawan ban ke chhaayee
saawan ban ke chhaayee
mastiyaan le le kar angdaayi
mastiyaan le le kar angdaayi
kahi haan aayi haan aayi
saawan ban ke chhaayee
Ritu Pyaar karan ki aayi
jawaani
saawan ban ke chhaayee
saawan ban ke chhaayee

chhaayee huyi khushrang(?) ghataayen
chhaayee huyi khushrang(?) ghataayen
naach rahi hain mast hawaayen
naach rahi hain mast hawaayen
koyal ne kook
koyal ne kook lagaayee
papeeha preetam ka saudaayee
kahen haan aayi haan aayi
Ritu Pyaar karan ki aayi
jawaani
saawan ban ke chhaayee
saawan ban ke chhaayee

shama se kehta hai parwaana
shama se kehta hai parwaana
bulb(?) se hai gul suhaana
bulb(?) se hai gul suhaana
bhanwron se hai kaliyaan kehtin
chanda se kahen chakori
kya
kahen haan aayi haan aayi
kahen haan aayi haan aayi
Rut pyaar karan ki aayi
jawaani
saawan ban ke chhaayee
saawan ban ke chhaayee
rut pyaar karan ki aayi
jawaani
saawan ban ke chhaayee
saawan ban ke chhaayee


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Blog Day :

4352 Post No. : 15667

A voice that sounds quite mature, dripping with heavy bass – a baritone that appeared to emerge from somewhere deep inside. Playing this sound on the songs like “Zindagi Pyaar Ki Do Chaar Ghadi Hoti Hai”, or “Lele Dard Paraaya Kar De Door Gham Ka Saaya”, or “Jaane Wo Kaise Log The Jinke Pyaar Ko Pyaar Mila”, “Ganga Aaye Kahaan Se. . .”, and many more of this ilk, sounds so natural and, well, so suitable. The deep bass gets to the perfect tone of poignancy that is needed for these songs.

And yet Sachin Da would choose this voice to present the best of the romance-of-the-young-heart songs, when way back in 1952, he recorded “Ye Raat Ye Chandni Phir Kahaan” for a young guitar strumming conman on screen. He would return to this voice again and again, for the same effect. Fast forward to 1955 and he brings on the same voice for a soft romantic song of the night – “Chup Hai Dharti Chup Hain Chaand Sitaare”. Then in 1958, he would once again return to the same voice for the thumping lyrical “Hai Apna Dil To Awaara”, that astoundingly carried the day as the playback. And then in 1962 would be “Na Tum Hamen Jaano. . .“. All four songs – lip synced by Dev Anand onscreen. Only Sachin Da could have visualized the effect of this voice on these romantic creations. And of course, the voice itself, to be able to bring in that young heart effect into the life breath of these songs.

The effect is so endearingly replicated in other songs like “Keh Rahi Hai Zindagi, Jee Sakey To Jee”, and “Beqaraar Kar Ke Hamen Yun Na Jaaiye”, and “Ye Nayan Darey Darey”, or even in “Ek Baar Zara Phir Keh Do Mujhe Sharma Ke Tum Deewaana”, and many more.

Celebrating the birth centennial (on 16 June, 2020) of this magical voice – Hemant Kumar.

This song is from the lesser known film – ‘Raami Dhoban’ from 1953. The film is produced by Ramesh Vyas for the banner Navkala Niketan, Bombay. The film is directed by Hiren Bose, who is also the music director. The star cast of this film is Kamini Kaushal, Abhi Bhattacharya, Tiwari, Ashita, Ramesh Vyas, Shalini, Bannerjee, Mishra, Sankatha Prasad, Rai Mohan, Gautam, Sachin Ghosh, Nandini, Sona Chatterji, Uma Devi, Sulochana Chatterjee, and Prem Adeeb.

The film is a veritable musical, with as many as 14 songs, all written by Ram Murty. Five over these songs are already featured on our blog.

This song is such a beautiful rendition of a sad song of love – “Panchhi Ud Gaya Preet Laga Ke”. I pulled out and heard this beautiful solo song for the first time today. The words tell of a beloved that stole the heart, and has now left, leaving behind loneliness and a broken heart. The words are lovely, and so is the rendition. A vintage Hemant Da song.

Song – Panchhi Ud Gaya Preet Laga Ke  (Raami Dhoban) (1953) Singer – Hemant Kumar, Lyrics – Ram Murti, MD – Hiren Bose

Lyrics

panchhi udd gaya..aa..aa

panchhi udd gaya preet laga ke
panchhi udd gaya..aa..aa
sapnon ki
sapnon ki sukh sajia ke bairi piir basa ke
sapnon ki..ee..ee
sapnon ki sukh sajia ke bairi piir basa ke
panchhi udd gaya..aa..aa

mann ke pinjra chori chori
bandh ke raakhi prem ki dori
mann ke pinjra chori chori
bandh ke raakhi prem ki dori
chhod gaya..aa
chhod gaya haaye mohe dard bhara geet suna ke
chhod gaya..aa
chhod gaya haaye mohe dard bhara geet suna ke
panchhi udd gaya..aa..aa

shaam rang kuchh kaam na aaya
radhe radhe..ey..ey
bol chuka
par bedardi raha na apna
apna ho kar hua paraaya
tod gaya wo prem ki dori
chhod gaya wo nagri mori
tod gaya wo prem ki dori
chhod gaya wo nagri mori
haaye chhalia
haaye chhalia mujhse munh mod gaya tthes laga ke
haaye chhalia
haaye chhalia mujhse munh mod gaya tthes laga ke
panchhi udd gaya..aa..aa
panchhi udd gaya preet laga ke
panchhi udd gaya..aa..aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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पंछी उड़ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ

पंछी उड़ गया प्रीत लगा के
पंछी उड़ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ
सपनों की
सपनों की सुख सजिया के बैरी पीर बसा के
सपनों की॰॰ई॰॰ई
सपनों की सुख सजिया के बैरी पीर बसा के
पंछी उड़ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ

मन के पिंजरा चोरी चोरी
बांध के राखी प्रेम की डोरी
मन के पिंजरा चोरी चोरी
बांध के राखी प्रेम की डोरी
छोड़ गया॰॰आ
छोड़ गया हाय मोहे दर्द भरा गीत सुना के
छोड़ गया॰॰आ
छोड़ गया हाय मोहे दर्द भरा गीत सुना के
पंछी उड़ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ

शाम रंग कुछ काम ना आया
राधे राधे॰॰ए॰॰ए
बोल चुका
पर बेदर्दी रहा ना अपना
अपना होकर हुआ पराया
तोड़ गया वो प्रेम की डोरी
छोड़ गया वो नागरी मोरी
तोड़ गया वो प्रेम की डोरी
छोड़ गया वो नागरी मोरी
हाय छलिया
हाय छलिया मुझसे मुंह मोड़ गया ठेस लगा के
हाय छलिया
हाय छलिया मुझसे मुंह मोड़ गया ठेस लगा के
पंछी उड़ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ
पंछी उड़ गया प्रीत लगा के
पंछी उड़ गया॰॰आ॰॰आ


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Blog Day: 4274 Post No.: 15507

“Farmaaish”(1953) was produced by J Omprakash and directed by B K Sagar for Majestic Films, Bombay. This “social” fim had Bharat Bhushan, Vijaylaxmi, Pran, Kuldeep, Maruti, Chandrashekhar, Ameer Bano, R K Sama, Kammo, Khairaati, Gope etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Nine of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here are the details of these songs:-

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Aapne chheen liyaa dil 2295 11-Feb-2010
2 Muhabbat ki ham chot khaaye huye hain 3973 9-Jun-2011
3 Dil mein hamaare aag lagaa kar chale gaye 3993 12-Jun-2011
4 Teri gali mein aayenge roz nahin kabhi kabhi 4163 9-Jul-2011
5 Tera mera ho gaya prem 8822 10-Oct-2013
6 Tum dil ko tod doge 10183 31-Aug-2014
7 Khushiyon ke zamaane aaye 10191 1-Sep-2014
8 Kabhi hanste hain do dil 11158 30-May-2015
9 Meri ankhiyaan ho gayin chaar o dilbar chaar baje 15491 22-Mar-2020

The eighth song from the movie was covered in 2015. After that there was a big time gap of nearly 5 years because the remaining two songs were not available. When I checked up a few days ago, I could locate the remaining two songs. The ninth song was covered on 22 march 2020.

I saved the rarest song from the movie for the last. Here is this light hearted song from “Farmaaish”(1953). This song is sung by Sulochana Kadam and chorus. Khawar Zamaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

In this song, the lady asks her beau to bring her a table fan as the days have become hotter and she is finding the heat unbearable.

I think this must be the only song in HFM that discusses Fan. I request our knowledgeable readers to tell us if they are familiar with some other songs dealing with Fans.

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

With this song, all the ten songs from the movie have been covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Mohe aata nahin hai chain (Farmaish)(1953) Singer-Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Khawar Zamaan, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram
Chorus

Lyrics

Mohe aata nahin hai chain
mohe aata nahin hai chain chain chain
mohe laa de table fan
laa de laa de table fan
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka

abhi se itni garmi laage
abhi se itni garmi laage
na jaane kya hoga aage
aage
aage ho aage

main kaise kaatoon
kaise kaatoon din rain rain rain
mohe la de table fan
laa de
laa de table fan
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka

mohe aata nahin hai chain
mohe aata nahin hai chain chain chain
mohe la de table fan
laa de laa de table fan
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka

daal daal chhoo-mantar aisa daal
daal daal chhoo-mantar aisa daal
Bombay ban jaaye Nainital
Nainital Nainital
Bombay ban jaaye Nainital
Nainital Nainital
phir mil jaayenge
mil jaayenge nain nain nain
mohe laa de table fan
laa de laa de table fan
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka

mohe aata nahin hai chain
mohe aata nahin hai chain chain chain
mohe laa de table fan
laa de laa de table fan
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka
ke mausam garmi ka
ho garmi ka


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Blog Day?: 4265 Post No.: 15491

“Farmaaish”(1953) was produced by J Omprakash and directed by B K Sagar for Majestic Films, Bombay. This “social” fim had Bharat Bhushan, Vijylaxmi, Pran, Kuldeep, Maruti, Chandrashekhar, Ameer Bano, R K Sama, Kammo, Khairaati, Gope etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Eight of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the tenth song from “Farmaaish”(1953) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Khawar Zamaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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


Song-Meri ankhiyaan ho gayin chaar o dilbar chaar baje(Farmaaish)(1953) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Khawar Zamaan, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Meri ankhiyaan ho gayin chaar
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje
dil ho gaya
o dil ho gaya motor car
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje

mujhe mila karo tum paune do
mujhe mila karo tum paune do
jo hota hai so hone do
jo hota hai so hone do
phir pyaar ka
o phir pyaar ka ho vyopaar
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje
dil ho gaya
o dil ho gaya motor car
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje

o o o o o o
mera peela pad gaya rang piya
haay rang piya
ho o o o o o
mera peela pad gaya rang piya
mere dil ko lag gaya jang piya
jee mere dil ko lag gaya jang piya
mujhe loota
ho mujhe loota beech baazaar
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje
dil ho gaya
o dil ho gaya motor car
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje

mujhe mila karo tum paune do
jo hota hai so hone do
jo hota hai so hone do
phir pyaar ka
o phir pyaar ka ho vyopaar
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje
dil ho gaya
o dil ho gaya motor car
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje

main jab se tera daas hua
main jab se tera daas hua
mere dil ka satyaanaas hua
jee mere dil ka satyaanaas hua
lagi pyaar ki
o lagi pyaar ki dil pe maar
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje
meri ankhiyaan ho gayin chaar
o dilbar chaar baje
o dilbar chaar baje


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Blog Day : 4188 Post No. : 15369

“Jhamela”(1953) was produced and directed by Bhagwan dada for Bhagwan arts Productions, Bombay. This comedy movie had Bhagwan, Geet Bali, Badri Prasad, Baby Shakuntala, Bibi bai, Baburao, Leela Gupte, Usha Shukla etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Today (5 january 2020) is the 38th remembrance day of C Ramchandra (5 january 1982). On this occasion, here is a song from “Jhamela”(1982). The song is sung by C Ramchandra. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra as well.

Only the audio of the song is available. It is clear that the song, which is the title song of the movie, was picturised on Bhagwan.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Peevesie’s mom.


Song-Ye duniya hai ek jhamela (Jhamela)(1953) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(Provided by Peevesie’s mom)

yeh duniya hai ek jhamela
ek jhamela
ooooo
chaar dinon ka hai mela
hai mela
hai me ae ae la
ho char dinon ka hai mela
ho
chaar dinon ka hai mela
hai mela
duniya hai ek jhamela
ek jhamela
ooooo
chaar dinon ka hai mela
hai mela
hai me ae ae la

kanjoos jo makhee choos ho
jode baithke kaudi kaudi
arre jahaan bhi ruk gayi chalte chalte
beta saans ki ghodi
phir saath na jaaye dhela
phir saath na jaaye dhela
ho
chaar dinon ka hai mela
hai mela
hai me ae ae la
yeh duniya hai ek jhamela
ek jhamela
ooooo
chaar dinon ka hai mela
hai mela
hai me ae ae la

khel jawaani mastaani ka
yeh powder yeh laali
arre ho jaayengi badle jaisi
ek din zulfen kaali
yeh qamar banegi thela
yeh qamar banegi thela
hoye
chaar dinon ka hai mela
hai mela
hai me ae ae la
yeh duniya hai ek jhamela
ek jhamela
ooooo
chaar dinon ka hai mela
hai mela
hai me ae ae la

hooooo
motor tez chalaanewale
baat yeh meri maan
arre jinke paas nahi hai motor
woh bhi hai insaan
tu dhan daulat mein khela
tu dhan daulat mein khela
hoye
chaar dinon ka hai mela
hai mela
hai me ae ae la
yeh duniya hai ek jhamela
ek jhamela
ooooo
chaar dinon ka hai mela
hai mela
hai me ae ae la


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Blog Day : 4183 Post No. : 15362

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Round up of 2019

An eventful year comes to a close. I have had great experiences that will bring a smile on my face when I think of them or look at the related pictures.

First- my daughter gave me a promotion and I enjoyed every minute of the event. Only feeling at the end of it was— having waited for it from last July, when she announced her intention, I felt January came too soon and the week, with happenings related to the event, was over with the blessings of the elders of the family and good wishes of friends and relatives. And I must thank the Atulites too who came for it.

The next two months of the year were rather quiet. The major point of March being the R.M.I.M meet. I was lucky to have been able to attend the R.M.I.M in Bangalore this year -30th &31st March to be precise. And am I glad I attended it on both dates, unlike the last time when I went for one day and left almost immediately after lunch.

This time R.M.I.M was celebrating two birth centenaries – that of Chitragupta and Shamshad Begum. There was also a mention about the fact that Manna Dey would also have been 100 this year. Plus, there was a mention that many music luminaries of the past, who would have been 100 this year, need to be remembered.

On the occasion our Gajendraji reminisced about his encounter or meeting with the Shamshad Begum in 2012, when she was 92. He spoke about how sharp her memory was and about her sense of humour. He mentioned that when he asked her about her feelings towards her songs being remixed by the current generation her reply surprised him. She is said to have told him that by remixing, the songs were kept alive and more people were able to relish them.

Later during the post lunch session there was a debate or discussion on how social media impacted music and films. The discussion also touched whether it was right to colourise old black & white classics, remix or morph old videos etc. This was followed by Kushal Gopalka’s session where he spoke about his association with Shamshad Begumji. He mentioned another incident that showed Shamshad Begum’s view about life. He talked of an event for which he had escorted Shamshad Begumji; where the master of ceremonies asked her about her colleagues who were no more and had died rather young; for this -he says- her reply was “humari umr par nazar mat daaliye.”
My personal take-home from this was I got to meet the gracious, simple and humble Sudha Malhotra. She sounds very melodious in person even when she speaks.

For more on the meet I suggest visiting here.

April end saw me in Mumbai for a few days on some personal agenda. Which I clubbed with a met-up of friends from ASAD. That was a good gangout with guruji also landing back in Mumbai that morning and meeting Bakshishji and Nitinji for the first time (didn’t feel it was the first time though) and of course Sudhirji was also there. So, in all a good gangout even if I was present only for a short time I enjoyed.

June end was a trip to Bhopal to meet my gang of girls from college and chilling out in the heat of Madhya Bharat. But that was also fun, we parted with a promise of making it an annual affair.

July saw me in Kerala, the island resort of Ashtamudi, with newly acquired relatives and getting to know them. September end was Navaratri which saw me in my ‘sasural ka village’ as well as in Kolkata for Durga Pooja. A long-cherished dream of visiting the pooja pandals was fulfilled by my personal Santa.

Actually, for all of the above, I must thank my personal Santa as he never questions me or my intentions. He also turned a year older, an age when people normally hang-up their boots and think of taking life easy having worked for 40 years now. But my Santa has not yet thought about his boots or rest. He has a lot of enthusiasm for outings and excursions and is already planning his next joyful weekend. These breaks are what keep him going in stressful work conditions I suppose. God bless him forever.

I must thank our Sadanandji and Sudhirji for the song with this post. I am thanking Sudhirji as he suggested the song, since I have little knowledge of any song featuring the Shamshad Begum – Chitragupta combination. On a busy Saturday morning I pestered Sudhirji to find out if any Shamshad Begum song in Chitragupta’s music direction was left to be posted and he gave me this song before the day was out. Sadanandji has to be thanked as he is the one who has uploaded the song to YouTube. The movie is the 1953 release “Manchala” which had music by Chitragupta, the additional reason for my choosing this is, it is a duet by Shamshad Begum and Chitragupta.

Raja Mehdi Ali Khan was the lyricist for a movie which was produced and directed by Jayant Desai and had Nirupa Roy, Manhar Desai, Agha Jeevan etc in the cast. Going by the lyrics and the sound of the song the male in the song could have been Agha.
Happy Partying & tik tok tik tok to 2020.


Song-Dekho jee tum kuchh bolna na (Manchala)(1953) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Chitragupta, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

panghat pe peepal
peepal taley hum
chhailaa sajan koi aaye re
panghat pe peepal
peepal taley hum
chhailaa sajan koi aaye re
maare kankariya phode gagariya
nainon se naina milaaye re
haay
dekho ji tum kuchh bolna na
dekhoji tum kuchh bolna na

oooo ohoho ooo
sadak pe cycle
cycle pe madam
madam ke naina bade bade
doorbin laga ke
focus milaa ke
dekhoonga usko khade khade

hain
dekhoji tum kuchh bolna na
dekhoji tum kuchh bolna na

aankhon mein gussa
haathon mein chappal
madam teri pit jaaye re
main toh na chhodoon
madam ki chutiya
haathon mein agar aa jaaye re
haay
dekho ji tum kuchh bolna na
haan dekhoji tum kuchh bolna na

oooo ohoho ooo
gaadoonga main toh
dil mein tumhaare
apni mohabbat ka jhanda re
chhailla jo mere raste mein aaya
kar doonga usko thhanda re

hain
dekhoji tum kuchh bolna na
dekhoji tum kuchh bolna na

naari sadak pe
uss pe baraati baaje bajaate aayenge
ab toh jee bas do chaar hi din mein
doli meri lee jaayenge
haay
dekho ji tum kuchh bolna na
dekhoji tum kuchh bolna na

oooo ohoho ooo
jab meri lathiya
unpe chalengi
bhaagenge sab baarati re
dekhegi duniya
doli tumhaari
mere hi ghar ko aati re

haan
dekhoji tum kuchh bolna na
dekhoji tum kuchh bolna na

bhaad mein jaaye
woh sab baraati
choolhey main jaaye wo
chhaila re
palloo tumhaara
ab main na chhodhoon
main hoon tumhaari laila re
haan
dekho ji tum kuchh bolna na
haan dekhoji tum kuchh bolna na


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Blog Day : 4105 Post No. : 15256

“Shole”(1953) was directed by B R Chopra for Hira Films. The movie had had Ashok Kumar, Bina Rai, Purnima, Jeevan, Mohana, Manmohan Krishna, Mirza Musharaf, Romi, Naaz, Uma Dutt etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it, including two multiple version songs.

Seven songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the list of the songs of the movie that have been covered in the past:

S N Song Song number in blog Date of posting
1 Mera dil kabhi roye kabhi gaaye re MD-Dhaniram 2216 4-Dec-09
2 Anokhaa jaadoogar Bhagwaan Multiple version song MD-Dhaniram 3519 13-Feb-11
3 Nigaahen mila MD-Dhaniram 9527 5-Mar-14
4 Ghadi ghadi bhar jiya bekaraar ho…aaja gali baalma MD-Dhaniram 14706 20-Oct-18
4 Ae dil tu kahin le chal Multiple version song MD-Nareshwar Bhattcharji 15189 27-Aug-19

Here is the eighth and final song from “Shole”(1953) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. It is the only song in the movie penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Other songs were penned by Kamil Rashid (4), Saraswati Kumar Deepak (2) and Sahir Ludhianvi (1).

Music is composed by Dhaniram.

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

I have not been able to get one (may be more) word right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.

With this song, “Shole”(1953) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Bala se hasraten mit jaayen (Shole)(1953) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Dhaniram

Lyrics

bala se hasraten mit jaayen
dil barbaad ho jaaye
hamen manzoor hai sab kuchh
jo tu aabaad ho jaaye

jo chaahe sahenge door se gham
ab yoon hi pyaar nibhaayenge hum
ab yoon hi pyaar nibhaayenge hum
kismat ne dhaaya hai wo sitam
tujhe paa ke bhi chain na aayenge hum
ab yoon hi pyaar nibhaayenge hum
jo chaahe sahenge door se gham

khush hoke hamen karen dil se juda
khush hoke hamen karen dil se juda
ye bhi to hai ik andaaz e wafa
ye bhi to hai ik andaaz e wafa
samjhenge muhabbat ka ??
tujhe kis roz yaad na aayenge hum
ab yoon hi pyaar nibhaayenge hum
jo chaahe sahenge door se gham

ujdi hui is mehfil ki qasam
toote huye saaz e dil ki qasam
jinse ?? dhadkan jaag uthhe
ab aise bhi geet na gaayenge ham
ab yoon hi pyaar nibhaayenge hum
jo chaahe sahenge door se gham


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Blog Day :

4083 Post No. : 15222

Today’s song is from film Gharbaar-53. The film was produced by Ratilal Vora for K.Pictures, Bombay.It was directed by Marathi cinema’s famous and successful director Dinkar D. Patil. The cast of the film was Surendra, Manhar Desai, Sulochana Chaterjee, Kuldip Kaur, Shakuntala, Shammi, Baby Naaz, Paro, Kathana, Gope and others. The film’s 8 songs were written by Indivar, Kaif Irfani and D N Madhok. The music was by Vasant Prabhu.

From the beginning of Talkie films, there have been the occasional actors, directors, producers, Lyricists and Music Directors – whose contribution to the Film industry had not been more than just ONE or TWO appearances. There were countless MDs with just one film. Some of the names for your information are, Master Mohan-Pati Bhakti-32, K R Gore-Bhool ka bhog-35, S P Mukherji-Jagran-36, Govindam-Jeevan Jyoti-37, K M Pawar-Paak Daaman-40, Pratap Mukherji- kisi se na kehna-42, Dinkar Rao-Beete din-47, Mukund Masurekar-Didi-48 etc etc. The book ” Dhunon ki yatra” by Pankaj Raag lists hundreds of such names from all decades.

Composer Vasant Prabhu was also one such person who got only one film in Hindi to make songs, Not because he was not capable, but because he was busier in Marathi films and he died at a very young age.

During my early times on this Blog, I had run a series titled, “Less known composers”, 7 years ago. I had discussed songs composed by almost unknown Music Directors like Shridhar Parsekar, Pt. Motiram, Bhushan, Kamal Rajasthani etc. In this series, the last name was Vasant Prabhu’s. 7 years ago, not much information was available on him – not even his real name or dates of birth and death. In last few years, more information and details are available about him. It is always like this. History gets updated with the availability of newer evidences, proofs and documents. So, here is the newly updated information on Vasant Prabhu now….

Vasant Prabhu was born on 19-1-1924. His real name was Vyankatesh Krishnarao Prabhu. His family belonged to Panemangrul, near Mangalore in Karnataka. His father owned many hotels in Bombay. Unfortunately his father lost all 14 hotels and the rich family had to stay in a chawl in Parel.

While still a young boy, he joined the Ganesh melas and used to sing songs on stage. His voice being sweet and the style lovable, he used to get “Once More’ many times. On one such occasion he got 26 times ‘Once More’ and while singing repeatedly his throat was damaged.

While still young,he learnt Kathak dancing and classical music. His elder brother acted in films. He too did child roles. This is when he became Vasant from Vyankatesh. He was a tall,handsome and well built young man.He wanted to become an Actor,so he went to kolhapur, then to Poona and finally landed in Bombay.

Here he did not get any actor’s role,but he joined HMV as a Music composer. Vasant kamerkar who also worked in HMV, helped him to get the job. While here, he started composing Marathi Bhavgeets. Vasant Prabhu, Lata Mangeshkar and Lyricist P.Savalaram ( Savlaram Patil) created many iconic Marathi songs from 1948 to 1965.

His first song was sung by Lata ji,” Ganga yamuna dolyat ubhya kaa…” (गंगा यमुना डोळ्यात उभ्या का) in 1949.This song became so famous overnight that after more than 70 years,even today, it is played on AIR and in almost every Marathi marriage in Maharashtra, by the Band.This is a song of Bidaai, sung so soulfully and the wordings are so meaningful that sensitive women start weeping listening to this song.

While at HMV, Vasant Prabhu also composed some NFS for Lata ji and Geeta Dutt in Hindi. One of Geeta ji’s songs,”Jamuna ke teer kanha aao” is extremely popular with Geeta lovers. ( There is a controversy about Nikhil Ghosh composing this bhajan. The references are divided. It is possible that Vasant Prabhu provided the tune,as he was already in HMV)

Vasant Prabhu’s name is written in Gold for the Marathi Bhavgeets that he composed with Lata and P.Savalaram. The 50’s decade was famous for their songs. In all 110 Bhavgeets were composed by Vasant Prabhu.

Vasant started his film career with Marathi film ‘Ram Ram pavhana’-1950, along with Lata Mangeshkar, choreographing few dances and composing its music too. From 1950 to 1968 he gave music to 22 Marathi films and 5 stage dramas, while doing private albums also.

He was the MD for most Marathi films produced by Lata ji’s ‘Surel Chitra Production company’. In film ” Vaadal” he composed a Thumari in such a wonderful manner that when this film was released in Nagpur the Audience wanted to listen to the Thumari again and again,and threatened to burn the theatre if not done so.Finally that Thumari was shown 5 times that day !

In another film,’Taaraka’, he made actress Sulochana Latkar do an item number in the film.Probably she danced the Item number first and last time in her life.

Singers like Phiroz Dastoor and Talat Mehmood also sang for his Marathi films.

In 1953 he did his only Hindi film “GHARBAAR”-53. There were 8 songs in the films sung by Rajkumari, Lata, Asha,Talat Mehmood and Surendra.

Vasant Prabhu was very honest,punctual,straight forward,disciplined and hot tempered.He never went to anyone to ask for work. Of course work always came to him.He used to compose his tunes lying down in his balcony.

Unfortunately, he got addicted to alcohol in young age and died on 13-10-1967. He was just 43 years old that time.

(Thanks to Madhu Potdar’s biography of Vasant Prabhu-“Manasicha chitrakar” ( मानसीचा चित्रकार ), the Marathi chitrapat Sangeetkar kosh and article by Sulabha Ternikar. )

Similarly, another actress in the cast – Shakuntala was also different than many others of her ilk, i.e. those who started as a child artiste. Right from beginning of the films,child artistes were required to do roles in the films. In the initial stages and also in later periods too, girls used to do Boys’ roles ( but never heard of vice versa ! ). We have the famous examples of Honey and Daisy Irani sisters. Many child stars acted in films till they became older or were not suitable for child roles. One such example was Junior Mehmood. It was quite natural that most of them wanted to continue acting in films as an adult too and many tried to become hero/ heroines. Unfortunately, only some of them could shine as heroes or heroines, while most child stars failed as adult Hero/Heroines.

Successful child artistes are few like Meena Kumari, Madhubala,Nargis, Shashi kapoor, Sachin etc, but you can count them on fingers, whereas the list of unsuccessful child artistes who tried to become adult Hero/Heroines is quite long.

Unlike Baby Tabassum, who could not become a successful adult Heroine in good films, there was another ‘Baby’ who became quite successful as an adult Heroine opposite well known actors under famous banners and left halfway due to her marriage. Her name is BABY SHAKUNTALA. She worked with well known actors like Kishore kumar, Bharat Bhooshan, Karan Dewan, Amarnath, Anant Marathe, Master Bhagwan, Abhi bhattachrya etc. She was also lucky to have worked under ace directors like V.Shantaram, Bimal Roy,Homi Wadia, kishore Sahu, Raja Nene, Gajanan Jahagirdar,Shahid Lateef etc. Born on 17-11-1932, she recently – 4 years ago – died on 18-1-2015 at Kolhapur.

The director of this film Dinkar D Patil was also one of those mentioned above, who visited Hindi films just for one or two films. He directed 2 Hindi films, but he was a very big name in Marathi cinema and a winner of Phalke award also.

Dinkar D. Patil (1915–2005) was a prominent Marathi film director, scriptwriter, and dialogue writer during the Golden Era (1950–1990) of the Marathi Film Industry. He directed, wrote scripts and dialogue for more than 60 Marathi films. He also directed two Hindi Films-Mandir-48 and Gharbar-53. He wrote his famous autobiography titled as Patlache Por (पाटलाचे पोर).

Dinkar Patil was born in a Maratha Patil family on 6 November 1915 in the village of Benadi near Kolhapur. From his childhood he was interested in Marathi stage shows, Marathi plays and cinema. He studied in Kolhapur and completed his B.A.
He started his film career doing assistant job in the Maharashtra Film Company owned by Baburao Painter at Kolhapur, and eventually became an assistant director to Master Vinayak and later transitioned into a film director. He directed and wrote scripts for more than 60 Marathi films.

His films depicting rural life with rural themes, he was considered an authority in both script writing and also directing. He wrote script and dialogue for 62 films and directed 35 films including two Hindi films, Mandir and Gharbar. He received a number of film awards including the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award.

Dinkar Patil introduced Marathi Lavani folk dance in his films, which made his films more popular. He was closely related to Jayaprabha and Shalini Studio in Kolhapur. Also, he made valuable efforts in establishing Marathi Film City – Chitranagari in Kolhapur.

His famous autobiography titled as Patlache Por (पाटलाचे पोर) was published in 1984 in Marathi. More than 10,000 copies were sold during initial years after publication and now it is translated in many other Indian Languages.

He lived in Mumbai for most of his life but returned to Kolhapur with a desire to spend the last years of his life there. Due to attachment to the studios in Kolhapur namely Jayaprabha and Shalini, he reportedly expressed his last desire to immerse his ashes in the premises of the two studios namely Jayaprabha and Shalini Studio in Kolhapur as he was closely attached throughout his life. He died on 23-10- 2005 at the age of 90 in Kolhapur. ((adapted from wiki)

film Gharbaar-53 had 8 songs. Today’s song is the 3rd song to be presented here. By coincidence, all these 3 songs are presented by me, in last 7 years. Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosle and Surendra. While Asha was the new struggling voice, Surendra was the fading voice of the earlier generation. After this song, he sang only twice – in film Gawaiya-54 and in film Pati Patni-66. That was the end of his singing.

Surendra ( 11-11-1910 to 11-9-1987) was a very successful actor singer. He was first projected by Sagar Movietone as Bombay’s answer to Calcutta’s Saigal. In his first film, Surendra has actually sung a Parody of Saigal’s song. What a way to begin singing career ! Surendra acted in 73 films. He sang 152 songs in 40 films.

Listen to this song and you will feel the contrast between a rising singer and a fading one.


Song- Khet pake ud ud jaa (Gharbaar)(1953) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Surendra, Lyrics- D N Madhok, MD- Vasant Prabhu
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

urr
hey
khet pake
ud ud jaa
dheeth na ban
?? mera ho piya
hey
khet suhaane
hari hari daaliyon ke beech lage motiyon ke daane

mere maula ki
hey mere maula ki rang maula jaane
hey mere maula ki rang maula jaane ho

khet pake
ud ud jaaye
dhheeth na ban
o kaaga
?? mera ho piya

o o o
o o o
idhar udhar khetiyaan hai
beech bahe paani
aji beech bahe paani
idhar udhar khetiyaan hai
beech bahe paani
kaise lage
aji aise lage
ho re jaise
jeewan ki raah mein
thhumak thhumak
aji thhumak thhumak chali jaaye jawaani
rok lo
ise rok lo

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
rok lo
ise rok lo
ye chali kha ke kasam
ye chali kha ke kasam
paani ko aag lagaae mein

mere maula ki
hey mere maula ki rang maula jaane
o mere maula ki rang maula jaane ho

khet pake
ud ud jaa
dheeth na ban
o kaaga
?? mera o piya

o o o
o o o o
o o o o

o o o
o o o o
o o o
ghadi ghadi sar sar ki boliyaan suhaani
aji boliyaan suhaani
ghadi ghadi sar sar ki boliyaan suhaani
bole mera khet jaise
koi ishaare
chhup chhup ke
aji chhup chhup ke bole meeethhi baani
maang lo
aji maang lo

aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
maang lo
aji maang lo
ke meri jholiyon mein
ke meri jholiyon mein
tere liye umr bhar ke daane

mere maula ki
o mere maula ki rang maula jaane
o mere maula ki rang maula jaane ho


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 :

4081 Post No. : 15220

Today’s song is from film Raami Dhoban-53. It is sung by Geeta Dutt, Shankar Dasgupta and chorus. The lyrics are by Ram Murthy Chaturvedi and the music was by a relatively less known composer, Hiren Bose. The film was made by Navkala Niketan-of Ramesh Vyas, the Producer. The film was directed by Hiren Bose.

It is very rare to see both the director of the film and its composer being the same. There are cases, when Producer/Director or Director/Lyricist or even Director/main actor being one and the same, but director and composer combination is not that common. In the 50’s decade, S N Tripathi, music director was a multi-faceted artiste. He was an actor, composer, director and a singer too. He had acted in 83 films,sang 13 songs in 7 films, directed 18 films and gave music to 107 films- composing 863 songs in all. He was the MD in all the 18 films, which he had directed- from Ram Hanuman Yuddha-57 to Sant Gyaneshwar-81.

Till S N Tripathi achieved this feat, Hiren Bose was considered a marvel. He acted in 6 films, directed 15 films, gave music to 3 films and wrote story and screen play in 2 films. I had first written on him 7 years ago. After that more details became available, hence here is his detailed information…

Born in Calcutta on 26-9-1903, Hiren completed his college education and learnt classical music & Rabindra sangeet to such proficiency that soon he earned titles of “Vidya Bhushan” and “Sangeet Ratna “. He wrote in Bengali papers and for Bangla films too.

In the years 1928 to 1932,Hiren had joined HMV as a Music Director. Here he became a close friend of Kazi Nazrul Islam and Dhiren das. Both kazi and Hiren wrote lyrics for songs in HMV .

Around 1929,a new , young and attractive singer came to HMV. Her name was KANAN BALA. She came for recording songs. Soon the handsome Hiren cast his spell on Kanan and she started considering him as her mentor in HMV. They were a quartet of friends, Kanan, Hiren, Kazi and Dhiren. In HMV Kanan recorded many songs set to tune or written by Hiren Bose.

In 1932,this team left HMV,on the issue of Royalty and joined the newly formed Megaphone Recording company. Here too after 2 years, this team left Megaphone and joined Columbia recording company. By 1934, Hiren wrote in his autobiography- JATI SMAR (My memories)-later that he had lost interest in Kananbala.

Hiren’s eyes were now set on a bigger Horizon -BOMBAY. He knew that remaining in Calcutta may not be suitable for him. Meanwhile he had met another struggler, ANIL BISWAS. Hiren advised him to go to Bombay for brighter future and also promised him all his help. Although,by then ANIL BISWAS was comfortably placed in Calcutta, he left for Bombay as per Hiren’s advise. Hiren Bose was a highly respected name in musical circles of Calcutta.

Hiren started working in Bombay. His fame as a versatile film person had already reached Bombay and he had no difficulty in getting work there. Hiren directed Dharam ki Devi-35,followed by Piya ki Jogan-36 and then Mahageet 1937. As per his promise he gave a chance to Anil Biswas to give music,independently to DHARAM KI DEVI-1935. As such earlier he had composed a song in Bharat ki Beti-35- “Tere poojan ko Bhagwan” sung by Rattan bai. But then he had shared the Music direction with Zande Khan. That song had become quite popular then.

Hiren Bose was very fond of acting in films and he also acted in MAHAGEET-1937. It was in this film that Anil Biswas FIRST introduced playback singing in a Bombay film. (In Calcutta R C Boral had started playback in 1935 itself). The FIRST ever Playback song in this film was ” Jeevan hai ek kahani,Duniya bhi hai ek kahani ” . It was sung by Anil Biswas and was filmed on Hiren Bose on the screen.Thus Hiren Bose’s name became a Historical name in Bombay film industry. This was how, Anil Biswas repaid the debt of Hiren Bose,in helping him to get established in Bombay Music field.

(Ref- ‘The early composers- Music beyond Boundaries by Dr. Ashok Ranade pp 183-186).

After Mahageet, Hiren Bose got an offer from Madras to direct a Telugu film- Bhakt Jaydev-1938,which he did successfully.

Hiren Bose kept on shuttling between Bombay and Calcutta,doing some films here and some there.He also acted in some Bangla films during that period. He was so versatile in many departments that he did acting, directing, lyrics, singing,and composing. His complete Filmography is not available but some details are available.

As a Director 15 films are to his credit-
Chup-31
Mahua-34
Dharm ki Devi-35
Piya ki Jogan-36
mahageet-37
Bhakta jaidev-38
India in Afica-39
Amar Geeti-40
Kabi Joydeb-41
Daasi-44
Banjarey-48
Sree Tulsidas-50
Ghungroo-52
Raami Dhoban-53
Ektara-57

He acted in
Rishir prem-31
Chup-31
Udayer pathe-44
Towards the Light-44
Sesh Raksha-44
Mahageet-37

As a writer-
Meerabai (s/Play and story)-32
Rajrani Meera(story)-33

As a composer
India in Africa-39
Kabi Joydeb-41
Raami Dhoban-53

After directing his last film Ektara in 1957, Hiren Bose lived a retired life. His last few years were mostly unhealthy and he spent time writing lyrics for geets in Bangla which were usually sung by Hemant Kumar, Kanan Bala and Suprova Sarkar.

Hiren Bose died on 18-6-1987 and one of the most versatile, multifaceted and multilingual artist disappeared for ever….

Film Raami Dhoban-53 was a version of the original film on this story- Chandidas, first made in 1932, with Durgadas Bannerjee and Uma Shashi, in Bangla language. This was a first Hit film for New Theatres. The music was by R C Boral. After 2 years, when Saigal came on the film horizon of India, the film was remade with him in the lead, in Hindi, in 1934. This was New Theatre’s first Hindi Hit film. This remake also gave a motion to the ‘Bilingual’ trend, set earlier by Prabhat film company, with its ” Ayodhyecha Raja” in Marathi and ” Ayodhya ka Raja” in Hindi in 1932 itself. This commercially viable and profitable trend continued, both at Bombay and Calcutta, for the next more than 20 years.

These days, there are not just Bilingual, but Multilingual remakes. But the difference is, today a Hit and Successful film in one language made elsewhere, is remade with same story, but different actors and locations. Earlier, on the same set and same time, two language films used to be shot with almost the same cast and location. Even the producer and director used to be the same for both the languages.

The Bangla film Chandidas-32 was directed by Debki Bose and the cinematographer was Nitin Bose. Later, Nitin Bose directed the Hindi remake in 1934 and it was a bigger hit than the Bangla version. This was, of course, because of the wider market for the Hindi version. I am not aware of any other film on this story made in any language in India.

It was almost after 20 years that a new film in Hindi was made on this story of Bangla Vaishnavite saint of the 15th Century. This time the lead was done by yet another Bangla actor Abhi Bhattacharya. The cast of the film Raami Dhoban-53 was Kamini Kaushal, Abhi Bhattacharya, Tiwari, Sankata Prasad, Sona Chatterji, Uma Devi, Prem Adib as a Guest artiste and many others.

Some actors are identified with an immortal character they played on the silver screen, e.g. Prem Adib as Shri Ram, V.Shantaram as Dr.Kotnis, Dev Anand in Guide, Guru Dutt in Pyaasaa, Meena Shorey as the Lara Lappa Girl etc. In my mind, the image of Abhi Bhattacharya is etched as the ideal Teacher in film Jagriti-1954. His face was such that it can not be imagined as a lover boy or a jumping jack running around trees with the Heroines. In film Jagriti, he fitted absolutely in the role of an ideal teacher. He did many types of roles in films, but his image for ever, was clubbed with Jagriti-54.

Abhi Bhattacharya ( 20/11/1922-11/9/1993) had a handsome and impressive personality. Belonging to the Bimal Roy camp,he debuted in 1947 with film Naukadubi from Bombay Talkies- a Bengali dominated production house. Some of his other notable films were Yatrik-52, Jagriti-54, Biraj Bahu-54, Anuradha-60, Aradhana-69, Seeta aur Geeta-72 etc etc. He worked with stalwarts like Bimal Roy, Satyen Bose, Nitin Bose,Guru Dutt, Ritwik Ghatak etc. In the later part of career he worked as Lord Vishnu and lord Shrikrishna in many Mythological films. He wrote one book too,”Destiny with Dadaji”. He acted in 166 films. His last film was ‘Professor ki padosan’-93. He died on 11-9-1993.

The story of the love between Chandidas and Raami was not an ordinary one. The other day I found this story on speakingtree.in, on the internet. Here it is….

Chandidas was the son of a Brahman priest. He was very handsome, charming and of a quiet countenance, but was forever lost in some world of his own. His father, tired of him, died, and Chandidas was forced to succeed him as the purohit of the local temple of a goddess.

Chandidas’ heart was never into these frivolities. He was devoted to Lord Krishna immensely. Then, one day, as he was sitting silently on the banks of the river in their village, his heart filled with sadness and disillusionment at the world. Legend has it that the Devi of the temple of their village appeared there, and told him that he would become a great poet and philosopher.

Then, when he was returning, he beheld a washerwoman washing clothes. When she got up, the two looked at each other, and it was love at first sight.

Chandidas thought that Rami, the washerwoman, was divinely beautiful. She was the source of strength and courage to him, just as Radha had been for Krishna. And this marked the beginning of Chandidas’ poetry.

Chandidas’s brother, who was ashamed of Chandidas because of his romantic involvement with the low-caste Rami, forced him to take part in a shudhikaran ceremony and purge himself of the sin of Rami’s touch. But just at that moment, Rami came, weeping and struggling as guards stopped her. ‘Chandithakur, would you leave me forever for society? Do I have just this much value for you?’

Chandidas was put in a dilemma. Here was the woman he loved like no one else, who always stood by him when people turned on him. And on the other side, the society his father had structured, and the people who revered his family, still stuck in social conventions and stupid rites and traditions.

Chandidas made his decision on the spot. He walked towards Rami, took her hand, and led her away from the village forever. They stopped at the house of Ganesha the singer, where Chandidas and Rami spent the rest of their lives singing hymns for Krishna and Radha.

Chandidas and Rami’s love cannot be described in words. It is a love which transcends all barriers, shatters all conventions, and ends in purity and total abandonment of the world – a spiritual domain. If it has to be compared to someone, then the love of Radha and Krishna stands apt. Like Radha, Rami was beautiful like none. Like Krishna, Chandidas was charming and handsome, but considered only Rami as the star in the soulless sky of his life. But there’s a crucial difference.

Radha and Krishna were separated by society’s cruel hands. Krishna, heeding social conventions, went on and married 8 principal wives and 16000 other women, while Radha was left waiting for him. While Chandidas and Rami, realizing that these norms were but binding cords on their necks, let go of everything and led their lives in perfect freedom and love.

However, the main emotion in both tales is true love, transcendental and all-encompassing. Love which has no trace of any animosity, expectations or jealousy, but is the very nature of the soul. It is this love, this inherent nature we all must strive to realize, and we’ll soon realize the difference this brings in our lives. Maybe, we would one day stare in the face of God!

Today’s song is the 6th song from this film to be discussed here. There were 14 songs in all, a large number indeed, considering that the average of songs in the 50s had come down to almost 6 to 7 songs per film. The song is very melodious. One finds lot of similarity between songs of Hiren Bose and Anil Biswas….may be because both used the folk tunes of Bengal in their music.


Song-Sun sun Dhobiya kahe re dhobaniya (Raami Dhoban)(1953) Singers -Shankar Daasgupta, Geeta Dutt, Lyricist- Ram Murthy Chaturvedi, MD- Hiren Bose
Female chorus
Male chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

chham chham chham chham chham
hey
chham chham chham chham chham
hey
chham chham chham chham chham
siya ram siya ram
ram ram siya ram
ram ram ram ram ram ram
sun sun dhobiya kahe re dhobaniya
sun sun dhobiyaa kahe re dhobaniya
chham chham chham chham chham

duniyaa gol hai
ghoom ghoom kar milte baarambaar
duniyaa gol hai
ghoom ghoom kar milte baarambaar
to phir hil mil kyun na karen
kyun na karen hum pyaar
to phir hil mil kyun na karen
kyun na karen hum pyaar
duniya gol hai
chham chham chham chham
siya ram siya ram
ram ram siya ram
ram ram ram ram ram ram
sun sun dhobiya kahe re dhobaniya
sun sun dhobiyaa kahe re dhobaniya

aa ha ha ha
a aa aa aa
lahron se milke khele machhariya
sajna se mil khele(?) mori najariya
lahron se milke khele machhariya
sajna se mil khele(?) mori najariya
bhaag tore jaage o mori sajni
bhaag tore jaage o mori sajni
bhaag tore jaage hamra balamva ganwaar
haay ram hamara balamava ganwaar

duniyaa gol hai
ghoom ghoom kar milte baarambaar
duniyaa gol hai
chham chham chham chham chham
hey
chham chham chham chham chham
hey
chham chham chham chham

duniyaa gol hai
ghoom ghoom kar milte baarambaar
duniyaa gol hai
ghoom ghoom kar milte baarambaar
to phir hil mil kyun na karen
kyun na karen hum pyaar
to phir hil mil kyun na karen
kyun na karen hum pyaar
duniya gol hai

chham chham chham chham chham
siya ram siya ram
ram ram siya ram
ram ram ram ram ram ram

sun sun dhobiya kahe re dhobaniya
sun sun dhobiya kahe re dhobaniya

kaanha se raadha mile chori chori
waise to bhi(?) mile chhaila se gori
kaanha se raadha mile chori chori
waise to bhi(?) mile chhaila se gori
bhola balmava hamaar o re piya
bhola balamva hamaar
chhup chhup ke khele shikaar
chhup chhup ke khele shikaar

to phir hil mil kyun na karen kyun na karen hum pyaar
to phir hil mil kyun na karen kyun na karen hum pyaar
duniya gol hai
duniya gol hai
chham chham chham chham chham
hey
chham chham chham chham chham
hey
chham chham chham chham chham


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Today’s song is from a devotional,mythological film – Nav Durga-1953. Nav Durga does not mean New Durga here, but ‘Nav’ stands for nine. This film is about the nine forms of Devi Durga and how it saved its Bhakt from annihilation.

The film was produced by Homi Wadia’s Basant Pictures. It was directed by the great Editor and special effect-Trick scene expert Babubhai Mistri. Babubhai Mistri (5-9-1918 to 20-12-2010), in the beginning, was an assistant with Prakash pictures.Prakash was making a film “Khwabon ki Duniya”- 37, based on the famous novel “The Invisible Man” by H.G.Wells,1897.The shooting started but the basic problem was how to show the ‘invisible‘ man. There was no special effect technique available in India till then, like in Hollywood. Vijay Bhatt had an assistant called Babubhai Mistri, who accepted the challenge and using a dim light, a black curtain and a black thread to move articles, he achieved the desired results. This made the film not only a hit and popular one, but also a unique one. Babubhai Mistri, thus, became the father of the trick scenes and special effects in India. In the process, Babubhai also earned a nickname of ‘kaala dhaaga‘ (black thread) for rest of his life, in the film industry.

Babubhai directed 49 Hindi films-mostly B and C grade Mythologicals, Costume, and Historical films. He also directed 1 Telugu and 9 Gujarati films. His first film as a director was Muqabala-42. Surprisingly he started off with a social film, but there was a valid reason. The initial Poster Painter had developed into a skilled Editor and trick scene expert, by his own hard work,encouraged by the Wadia brothers. The film was an unusual film of a story of twin sisters. Wadias wanted Babubhai to do something which will make the film stand out from all other such films.

Directed by Babubhai Mistry, it was the last movie of Fearless Nadia for Wadia Movietone. She had a double role of twin sisters: good Madhuri and bad Rita.

Rita is kidnapped by the villain and made into a Night club singer,while Rai Bahadur brings up good Madhuri.
Nadia was appreciated much for the performance contrast for both roles.
This film was First in India to use Split-screen method for double roles,where both sisters could cross each others,shake hands and talk together.The other attraction was the Night club set,which,in case of police Raid,could be converted into a respected residence in few minutes.It was a great fun to watch these two things.

A happy ending picture, but to see and hear the laboured Hindi dialogues of Madhuri (good Nadia) was another treat.

The cast of the film Nav Durga-53 consisted of Usha Kiran, Mahipal, S N Tripathi, Sulochana Chatterji, Amarnath, Agha Shapur, Raja Sandow and many more. Usually, there are more characters in a Mythological film and hence their credit list is very long. In this list, the name of Raja Sandow appears. I am sure, this is not that Raja Sandow, who was famous as a silent film Hero and who acted in many Talkie films too. He died in 1942 itself. Obviously, this must be some other Raja, trying to cause “Same name confusion” without success,though.

However, one name in the cast – Amarnath- is worth a re-look. Amarnath (Bharadwaj) is one of the “same name confusions” victims. There were two Pt. Amarnath Music Directors, 1 actor Amar, 1 actor Amarnath and 1 actor/Director (K.) Amarnath.

This Amarnath was born in Hafizabad, in Gujaranwala district of Punjab (Now in Pakistan) in 1922. He started acting in 1939 with Kidar Sharma’s “Dil hi to hai”. Graduating from doing small roles he was made the Leading Man in Dalsukh Pancholi’s film “Patjhad”, started in 1947 opposite Meena (Shorey). Pancholi had to flee Lahore due to Partition riots, but he carried the negatives of Patjhad. Though the film was censored in India in 1948, it seems it was never released.
Amarnath (Bharadwaj) starred as Hero in many other films,like Naghma E Sehra-45, Papiha re-48, Barsat ki ek raat-48, Swayam sidha-49, Nai Bhabhi-50, Kamal ke phool-50, Sheesh Mahal-50, Jalte Deep-50, Johri-51, Nai zindagi-51 , Nirmohi-52, Nirmal-52, Bahu Beti-53, Nav Durga-53, Toofan-54 etc. Then he switched over to side roles. In all, he worked in 81 films (CITWF data). His last film was Kaun ho tum-70.

In India, there is no dearth of festivals. In fact, India can be called a Nation of Festivals. With scores of religions in India and every religion having its own Festivals, one can imagine the number of Festivals. Not every festival is celebrated all over the country, but even the major 7 religions have their own festivals. Hinduism being the largest religion (80% as per 2011 Census), almost every month has , if not a major, but minor festival in some or the other region of India.

The period of October to January is called a Festival season, as many major festivals like Dashehara, Diwali, Christmas and Sankranti fall in this period. Vijaya Dashami or Dashehra or Dasara is due in next month, so is Diwali too. Dashehra is celebrated also as a Durga Puja Festival enthusiastically, in the Eastern part of the country mainly, but all over India, Durga Puja is done.

Film Nav Durga-53 was about the powers of Maha Shakti Durga Mata. Durga is believed to have 9 forms. Navdurga, Nine forms of Durga, are nine manifestations of the goddess Durga in Hinduism, especially worshiped during the festival of Navratri where each of the nine manifested forms are venerated respectively for each night. In short, they are…

1. Shail Putri – Daughter of Himalayas

2. Bramhacharini – Daksh Kanya Sati-before marriage

3. Chandraghanta – After marriage to Shiv, adorned his forehead as Half Moon

4. Kushmanda – Living in the Sun

5. Skandmata – Mother of war lord Kartikey

6. Katyayani – Daughter of sage Katyayan, destroyed Mahishasur

7. Kaalratri – Most ferocious and fiercest, destroyer of Asurs Shumbh/ Nishumbh

8. Mahagauri – Goddess of purity and cleanliness and

9. Siddhidatri – Adi Parashakti, appears from Siva’s left side

The story of Nav Durga-53 was- Suryawarcha is punished by Indra dev for his arrogance and is sent to mrityulok(Earth),when he is about to get married to Vishala.On Visahala’s request Vishnu assures that he will come back to swarga again,but she must prey to Maa Durga.
Maurvi d/o asur Mur wants to take revenge on Krishna for killing her father.She marries Ghatotkach s/o Bhima.They get a son Barbarik(Suryavarch),whom Murvi takes to Navdurga at Guptakshetra Sangam and prays.
Barbarik gets a boon of invincibility except for an Avtar of Vishnu.He goes to Pandavas and challenges them,knowing that Krishna will also come there.In the war,Krishna severs his head with Sudarshan Chakra.Mata Durga appears and takes Suryavarcha to heaven where his consort Vishala is still waiting with a Garland.

Today’s song is very sweet, melodious and a lilting song. I feel this tune is inspired by a similar sounding song, ” Hum tum yeh bahar, dekho rang laya pyar, barsaat ke mahine mein” – a duet of Rafi and Lata, composed by Ghulam Mohd,MD, for film Ambar-52.

(Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for Amarnath information and blog beetehuedin.com for Babubhai information, used herein.)


Song-Ek teer chalaa ke gori bijli giraa ke (Nav Durga)(1953) Singers-Chitragupta, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Ramesh Chandra Pandey, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

ek teer chalaa ke
gori bijli giraa ke
mohe chhod ke akeli kahaan jaaye re
o tere sath na rahoongi
koi baat na karoongi
kaahe baat baat mein mohe sataaye re
mohe sataaye re

o ek teer chalaa ke
gori bijli giraa ke
mohe chhodke akeli kahaan jaaye re
o tere saath na rahoongi
koi baat na karoongi
kaahe baat baat mein mohe sataaye re
mohe sataaye re

dekho ji dekho ji dekho dekho ji
kya
mera naram kaleja toot jaayega
bhala hoga mera peechha chhoot jaayega
hoye chhoot jaayega

o mera naram kaleja toot jaayega
o bhala hoga
mera peechha chhoot jaayega
hoye chhoot jayega

ari sun to
aise baalam ko sataana nahin accha ji
o sote sher ko jagaana nahin accha ji
sher
arre ja
teri mendhak ki chaal hai
bakre ki khaal hai
teri kya mazaal hai
tu banega sher

ari meri baat maan gori mujhe pehchaan
kaahe jhoothmooth rang tu jamaaye re
o tere saath na rahoongi
koi baat na karoongi
kaahe baat baat mein mohe sataaye re
mohe sataaye re

suno ji suno ji suno suno ji
tu kaun hai
ye poochhne main aayi hoon

o tere baap ka hone waala jamaai hoon
ho jamaai hoon
tu kaun hai
ye poochhne main aayi hoon

tere baap ka hone waala jamaai hoon
ho jamaai hoon
arre ja
chal hat teri baat mein jamaal hai
badi door abhi teri sasuraal hai

accha dekhta hoon gori aaj teri seenajori
tu kab tak akad nibhaaye re
o tere saath na rahoongi
koi baat na karoongi
kaahe baat baat mein mohe sataaye re
mohe sataaye re

nahin maanengi
un hoon
nahin maanengi
un hoon
nahin maanegi
to main bhi mar jaaunga
accha hoga
din raat bhoot banke sataaunga
o din raat bhoot banke sataaunga
sataaunga sataaunga
mere bina ek din tera jeena hai kathin
tu pal bhar chain na paaye re
o tere saath na rahoongi
koi baat na karoongi
kaahe baat baat mein mohe sataaye re
mohe sataaye re


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