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Blog Day :

5306 Post No. : 17388

“Bhaagyawaan”(1953) was directed by Datta Dharmadhikari for ‘Roopkamal Chitra, Bombay’. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Raja Nene, Radhakishan, Yashodhara Katju, Ratan Kumar, Qamar, Baby Mala, Alhad, Balraj, Shakuntala etc in it.

This movie was a typical movie of its time, which is now 70 years old (how time flies ! ). The movie had this story :- (as recounted by our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia, Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh):- .

Chanda (Alhad) was a child with a branding of ‘Panauti’ (ill-fated). His father died as soon as he was born and with this shock, his mother too dies soon. In small villages, such incidents are attributed to the bad luck of the child and he was called ‘inauspicious ’by everyone. After parents’ death, Chanda and Suraj (Balrah Sahni) his elder brother were given shelter by his kind Mama and a tyrant Mami (Lalita Pawar). Mami always taunted Chanda. When they grew up, Suraj got a job and he got married to Sindhu (Nirupa Roy), who loves Chanda as her son.

Unfortunately Suraj is transferred to another town and he shifted with his wife. Soon the Mama fell very seriously ill. Mami blamed Chanda for this sad happening and drove him out of their house. Chand, in desperation travelled somehow to the town where his elder brother Suraj was staying. When he reached their house he finds it locked. Not knowing what to do, he decides to end his life. Chanda proceeds to the Railway tracks. While walking on the tracks he finds that at one place the Rails are broken and there was a big gap. This could surely cause an accident. Chanda decides to stop the train at any cost.

He removes his shirt and ties it to a stick as a flag. He hears the sound of train coming fast. He starts running on the tracks towards the train, waving his flag to stop the train. He starts shouting also. The driver sees him and tries to stop the fast train. The train screeches to a halt few feet away from Chanda. Train Driver, Guard and few passengers run to him. When they see the broken tracks they thank Chanda for saving them. Chanda’s brother Suraj and Sindhu also come running to find him. Their mama and Mami alight from the same train and thank Chanda, calling him BHAGYAWAAN and not inauspicious!

The movie had five songs in it. Four songs have already been covered in the blog. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Date of posting Singer(s) Lyricist Remarks
12355 Jaane de kismat ki naav 5 September 2016 Manna Dey Ramesh Gupta
14628 Naari nahin hai sapna naari nahin kahaani 8 September 2018 Asha Bhonsle Neelkanth Tiwari
16328 Meri bhaabhi ne bheja sandesa 20 April 2021 Sulochana Kadam, Madhubala Jhaweri Saraswati Kumar Deepak Only duet in the movie
17377 Soja…ye duniya kare to kare badnaam 24 January 2023 Master Prakash Neelkanth Tiwari

We can observe that three lyricists and five singers were used in the four songs that have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth and final song from “Bhaagyawaan” (1953). The song is sung by Sulochana Kadam. Neelkanth Tiwari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

In a movie where most songs were sad, melancholic or sombre in mood, this song comes as a breath of fresh air. It is a playful song where a mother is trying to calm down a child by telling him amusing tales. Going by the story recounted above, this song may have been lip synced by Nirupa Roy on screen for Alhad.

I consider this song a forgotten gem, that deserves to be better known among music lovers.

With this song, all the songs of “Bhaagyawaan” (1953) have been covered in the blog and the movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Mat ro mat ro mere pyaare lalla (Bhaagyawaan)(1953) Singer-Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Neelkanth Tiwari, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyaare lalla
raam kare tera hove bhala
mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyare lalla
raam kare tera hove bhala
sun sun mere pyaare raaja
veer mard tu sachchha
sun sun mere pyaare raaja
veer mard tu sachcha
aankhen tujhko saza bhi deta
jaan ke sher ka bachha
dekhke ghoda
dekhke ghoda
leker kodaa
ho ja zara sawaar
hiran ke peechhe chhod de ghoda
mere raajkumar
mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyare lalla
raam kare tera howe bhala

seeti dekar platform se
seeti dekar platform se
chhukchhuk chhukchhuk chal di train
gudda baithha
gudiya baithhi
gudda baithha
gudiya baithhi
ghoonghat mein matke nain aen aen
ghoonghat mein matke nain
train gayi motor mein baithhen
pon pon motor bole
train gayi motor mein baithhen
pon pon motor bole
rasiya gudda kare sharaarat
guddi ka ghoonghat khole

chhoo chhoo mantar
ud ja kabootar
chanda ke ghar ja aa aa
chanda ke ghar ja
taaron ke ghunghroo
pehan ke naachoon
chanda ko jaa ke la
nee nee nee nee nee nee
nee nee nee nee nee nee
aaja tujhko god mein le loon
mere baal gopal
chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum naachoon
chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum chhum chhananchhum naachoon
chaloon main baanki chaal
chaloon main baanki chaal
mat ro o
mat ro o
mere pyare lalla
raam kare tera hove bhala


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Blog Day :

5303 Post No. : 17377

#the Decade of Fifties – 1951 – 1960 #
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Today’s song is from the ‘1953’ movie ‘Bhaagyawaan’. It was directed by Datta Dharmadhikari for ‘Roopkamal Chitra, Bombay’.

The cast of this movie included Nirupa Roy, Raja Nene, Radhakishan, Yashodhara Katju, Ratan Kumar, Qamar, Baby Mala, Alhad, Balraj, Shakuntala and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 21.09.1953.

Here is the brief about the story of this movie as recounted by our respected Arunkumar ji in the post with this song – jaane de kismat ki naav of this movie .

Chanda (Alhad) was a child with a branding of ‘Panauti’ (ill-fated). His father died as soon as he was born and with this shock, his mother too dies soon. In small villages, such incidents are attributed to the bad luck of the child and he was called ‘inauspicious ’by everyone. After parents’ death, Chanda and Suraj (Balrah Sahni) his elder brother were given shelter by his kind Mama and a tyrant Mami (Lalita Pawar). Mami always taunted Chanda. When they grew up, Suraj got a job and he got married to Sindhu (Nirupa Roy), who loves Chanda as her son.
Unfortunately Suraj is transferred to another town and he shifted with his wife. Soon the Mama fell very seriously ill. Mami blamed Chanda for this sad happening and drove him out of their house. Chand, in desperation travelled somehow to the town where his elder brother Suraj was staying. When he reached their house he finds it locked. Not knowing what to do, he decides to end his life. Chanda proceeds to the Railway tracks. While walking on the tracks he finds that at one place the Rails are broken and there was a big gap. This could surely cause an accident. Chanda decides to stop the train at any cost.
He removes his shirt and ties it to a stick as a flag. He hears the sound of train coming fast. He starts running on the tracks towards the train, waving his flag to stop the train. He starts shouting also. The driver sees him and tries to stop the fast train. The train screeches to a halt few feet away from Chanda. Train Driver, Guard and few passengers run to him. When they see the broken tracks they thank Chanda for saving them. Chanda’s brother Suraj and Sindhu also come running to find him. Their mama and Mami alight from the same train and thank Chanda, calling him BHAGYAWAAN and not inauspicious!

This movie has five songs written by three lyricists Neelkanth Tiwari, Saraswati Kumar ‘Deepak’, and Ramesh Gupta.

Music for this movie was composed by Avinash Vyas.

Here is the detail of songs this movie has with their status on the blog.

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer/s Posted On
01 Soja… ye duniya kare to kare badnaam Tiwari Master Prakash
02 Mat ro…mere pyaare lalaa Tiwari Sulochana Kadam
03 Naari nahin hai sapnaa Tiwari Asha Bhonsle 08.09.18
04 Meri bhaabhi ne ‘Deepak’ Sulochana Kadam, Madhubala Zaveri 20.04.2021
05 Jaane de kismat ki naav Gupta Manna Dey, chorus 05.09.2016

We can see from the above table that this movie had made its debut on 05.09.2016. And so far, three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

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

Today’s song is sung by Master Prakash and lyrics are by Neelkanth Tiwari. Music is composed by Avinash Vyas.

I have not been able to note down correct words at few places. I would request readers with keener ears to please suggest/provide correct words.

This song is a ‘lullaby’ song sung by an elder brother for his younger brother.

Let us listen to this song now… Only the audio of this song is available.


Song-Soja…Ye duniya kare to kare badnaam (Bhaagyawaan)(1953) Singer-Master Prakash, Lyrics-Neelkanth Tiwari, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

soja aa aa aa
soja aa aa
ye duniya kare to
kare badnaam
tu mera lachhman
main tera raam
ye duniya kare to
kare badnaam
tu mera lachhman
main tera raam

chandan ka nahin paalnaa
resham ki nahin doriya
chandan ka nahin paalnaa
resham ki nahin doriya aan
maiyya bina tujhe kaun sulaaye
gaa kar meethhi loriyaan
gaa kar meethhi loriyaan
?
phir bhi sulaaye
aaj tera bada bhai
soja aa
soja aa
mere chhote se shyam

duniya aaj teri karti buraai
lekin tu duniya se karnaa bhalaai
duniya aaj teri karti buraai
lekin tu duniya se karnaa bhalaai
sooraj hai naam mera
chandra tera pyaare
gaayenge ek din
amber ke taare
? nyaari saloni
donon ki jodi lala
tu mera lachhman
main tera raam
ye duniya kare to
kare badnaam
tu mera lachhman
main tera raam
tu mera lachhman
main tera raam
tu mera lachhman
main tera raam


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Blog Day :

5301 Post No. : 17367

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2013-2023) – Song No. 7
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On this date ten years back viz on 22 January 2013, six songs from six movies were covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
7383 Main dekhoon tohe din raati Naina (1953) 3 songs covered out of 7 by now
7384 Jaani re hum jaani re Saanwariya(1949) 8 songs covered out of 10 by now
7385 Sab din hot na ek samaan Senapati(1961) 2 songs covered out of 7 by now
7386 Ham pyaar ki baazi haare Sazaa (1951) Movie YIPPEED with this song
7387 Mera antar ek mandir hai tera Tere Mere Sapne (1971) Movie YIPPEED by now
7388 Maine tumko chaaha pehli baar Double Cross (1973) 2 songs covered out of 5 by now

We observe that two movies (out of six movies) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date (viz 22 January 2013) have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with four movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (22 January 2023).

One of the movies eligible for BTYC has already been taken up under BTYC today.

Chronoligally the second movie eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge is “Naina”(1953).

“Naina”(1953) was produced by Chandu and directed by Ravindra Dave for Chandu Studios Limited, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, Abhi Bhattacharya, Neeru, Manju, Leela Mishra, Ramesh Sinha, Ramesh Arora, Khairati, Narbada Shankar, Burhan, Patanjali, Raj Adeeb, Anand Pal, Biman Bannerji etc in it.

“Naina”(1953) had seven songs in it. Three songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fourth song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Meena Kapoor. anjum is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Only audio of this melancholic song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. Knowledgeable readers may also throw light on the lyricist, who is mentioned just as Anjum.


Song-Barbaadiyon ne hosh se begaana kar diya (Naina)(1953) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Anjum, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

barbaadiyon ne hosh se ae ae
ae ae ae
barbaadiyon ne hosh se ae ae
begaana kar diya aa aa
aa aa
ab aansuo ko dard ka afsaana kar diya aa
afsana kar diya
hay afsaana kar diya
aur aansuo ko dard ka afsana kar diya aa
afsana kar diya
haay afsaana kar diya

aate nahin to yaad bhi ee ee tum apni rok lo o o o
aate nahin to yaad bhi
tum apni rok lo o o
dil ko tumhaari yaad ne deewaana kar diya
deewaana kar diya
haay deewaana kar diya

jis ghar ko tumne pyaar se aabaad kiya thha aa
jis ghar ko tumne pyaar se aabaad kiya thha aa aa
us ghar ko tumne haay kyun veeraana kar diya aa
veerana kar diya
hay veeraana kar diya
barbadiyo ne hosh se begana kar diya
begaana kar diya
haay begaana kar diya


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

Blog Day :

5297 Post No. : 17346

#the Decade of Fifties – 1951 – 1960 #
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Today’s song is from the ‘1953’ movie ‘Raami Dhoban’.

It was directed by Hiren Bose for ‘Navkala Niketan’. This movie was produced by Ramesh Vyas.

Its star cast included Kamini Kaushal, Abhi Bhattacharya, Tiwari, Ashita, Ramesh Vyas, Shalini, Bannerjee, Mishra, Sankatha Prasad, Rai Mohan, Gautam, Sachin Ghosh, Nandini, Sona Chatterjee, Uma Devi, Sulochana Chatterjee and others.

Prem Adib makes a guest appearance in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 25.11.1953.

This movie has fourteen songs in it which were written by Ram Murti. Music for this movie was composed by Hiren Bose.

Six songs from this movie have been posted earlier on the blog. This movie had made its debut on the blog on 23.12.2012 with its song ‘sun sun sun sun maanush bhaai’ which was presented with a detailed post about the music composer Hiren Bose under his series ‘Unknown Composers’.

This movie has thus completed a ‘decade’ on the blog.

With five more songs posted on the blog after 23.12.2012 this movies’ tally on the blog as of now is six songs as mentioned above.

Today’s song is the seventh song from this movie which is in the voice of Hemant Kumar. Lyrics are by Ram Murti and music is composed by Hiren Bose.

It is a ‘sad melancholic song’ by a lover ‘missing his beloved’.

Only the audio of this song is available.

Lyrics of this song have been sent by Prakashchandra.

Let us now listen to this song…

Audio

Song-Roti hai duniya meri (Raami Dhoban)(1953) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Rammurty Chaturvedi, MD-Hiren Bose

Lyrics( Provided by Prakashchandra)

roti hai ae ae duniyaa meri
roti hai ae ae duniyaa meri
wo o o mujhko chhod sidhaare ae
roti hai ae ae duniyaa meri

hans hans kar chaand sitaare ae ae ae ae
hans hans kar chaand sitaare ae
barsaate hain aen angaarey ae ae
roti hai ae ae duniyaa meri
wo o o mujhko chhod sidhaare ae
roti hai ae ae duniyaa meri

reh gaye jeewan geet adhoore
sapne ae bhi to o huye naa poore ae
reh gaye jeewan geet adhoore
sapne ae bhi to o huye naa poore
jal kar dhheri bani raakh ki ee ee ee ee
jal kar dhheri bani raakh ki
meri preet pukaare ae ae
roti hai ae ae duniyaa meri
wo o o mujh ko chhod sidhaare ae
roti hai ae ae duniyaa meree…ee…ee


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 :

5271 Post No. : 17280

Today’s song is a comedy duet from the film Jhamela-1953.

The song is sung by Chitalkar and Sunder Singh – the comedian. Many of you would be surprised if I tell you that in the beginning of his career, Sunder-the well known comedian was a Hero in many films. Not only this, but also that he was a good singer and he has sung as many as 40 songs in as many as 25 films !

In the world of Hindi cinema, there are many such surprises. Can you believe that the actor Ranjan ( Ramnarayan Venkataraman Sarma) was a highly qualified and educated editor of a Music and Dance Magazine in Madras and that he was selected for a film role by a producer, when he was seen by that Producer, when Ranjan was standing in a bus queue ? Ranjan was a Fencing champion of International Olympic standard.
Can you imagine that another comedian and a character actor Janakidas Mehra had represented India in 3 International sports meets as a Cyclist and an Athlete and that he was the only Indian to win the British Empire games Distinction medal ?
Can you believe that the child actor Shashi kapoor (Sr.) left his prospering film career after doing 21 roles in Hindi films and became a Maths professor in the Western Michigan University and taught for 30 years ?

Well, well,well ! I can write a full article, only on such wonders of film artistes. Like their Glory stories, artistes also had sad stories. Once a shining star in the industry some stars ended their lives in the most pathetic way. Music Director Bulo C Rani immolated himself and when the pain became unbearable, he ran on the road screaming for help and died finally falling on the road .
Singing prodigy Parshuram begged on road daily and died drunk on the road of Bandra. His body was burnt by the Municipality as an unclaimed and unknown person.
Actress and singer Vatsala Kumthekar became mad, lived on the road and one day died as an unknown beggar.
Actress singer Rattanbai and actor Wasti begged near the Haji Ali Darga and opposite Liberty Cinema in Bombay, in their last days.
Lalita Pawar, Nalini Jayawant and Parveen Babi died lonely and their bodies were discovered after 3-4 days, by their neighbours and relatives.

Coming back to Sunder Singh, let us see his short Bio… For a long time,I was searching for information on comedian Sunder. I got hold of a 2 page detailed article on Sunder, but it was in Punjabi- which I could not read or use. I found a small paragraph on Sunder in Sanjit Narvekar ji’s book ” Eena Meena Deeka”. Lastly, I requested Harish Raghuwanshi ji for help. Despite his failing health, he promptly sent me articles in Hindi, English and Gujarati, on Sunder. He is such a helpful person. May God give him a healthy life.
Sunder Singh aka Sunder was born in Sialkot, Punjab on 10th August 1916. His father was working in Madon Theatres, Calcutta. Sunder also started working there. Initially, for a long period,he did Girl’s roles. Once his work was seen by H.S.Rawail (Director in later life). He was quite impressed. Later Rawail started working with R.N.Vaidya as his assistant in direction.Meanwhile Sunder started working in Talkie films. His first film,where he was credited, was ” Na hone wali baat”-38. Before that, Rawail and Vaidya were preparing to make the film Banke Sipahi-37.Rawail recommended Sunder and Vaidya gave him an uncredited small role in that film.

Sunder and Rawail became good friends and started staying in one flat in Calcutta. After a few films here, they both went to Lahore and Sunder got the Hero’s role in the film ” Shukriya”-44. There were 4 Heroines in the film- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Raksha. Sunder’s role in this film was that of a young man from a village and Ramola was from a City. Sunder’s one song from this film-‘ Nayanon ke teer chala gayee ek shehar ki laundiya’ became very popular all over India, However the song was banned in Punjab due to its lyrics. After this they both came back to Calcutta.

His next film was Albeli-45, in which too there were 4 Heroines- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Usha. In the 40’s , Sunder acted in many films like Arabian Nights, Baap, Shabri, Chandrashekhar, Ek aurat, Grihalaxmi, Lottery, Samapti, Jhoothi kasme, Savyasachi, Do baaten, Shadi ke baad, Bawra, Khiladi, Nai Bhabhi etc. In Calcutta, Sunder got married to a girl from his community. Rawail left for Bombay. After a few months, Sunder also returned to Bombay.

Rawail was very happy to get him back and gave him roles in almost all of his films. Not only Rawail, but also J.Om Prakash, Mohan Kumar, Lekhraj Bhakri, Manoj kumar etc gave him roles in all their films and he became a busy actor. He was at one time, in great demand. He was quite popular due to his nature.In the decade of 50’s he did 88 films, which increased in the 60s and 70s. In the 80s however films came haltingly.

From singing Hero, he became a Junior artiste( extra), in presence of the new crop of actors. The role of comedians was on decline, as Heroes like Amitabh and others did comedy scenes themselves. His health started troubling him. His last film was probably Bahurani-89. He became ill for a long time and finally died on 5-3-1992. Sunder acted in 436 films. He was a good singer and sang his own songs in early cinemas. In all, Sunder sang 40 songs in 25 films. ( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for material for adaptation.)

The Music Director of Jhamela-1953 was C.Ramchandra. He and Bhagawan were very good friends from 1936 onwards, when they had first met. That time CR was working under Music Director Meer Saheb, as a Harmonium player and his assistant and Bhagwan was acting in the films of Harishchandra Rao and Chandra Rao Kadam. They were masters in making stunt and action films. In Minerva Movietone of Sohrab Modi, CR worked under several MDs. First it was Bundu khan, then came Habib Khan. After this came B.S.Hoogan. CR learnt many things from Hoogan, especially how to play Indian ragas on western instruments as well as how to make tunes. After Hoogan came Meer Sahib. During the shooting of the film ‘ Bahadur Kissan’, CR and Bhagwan became friends.

With Bhagwan’s help, CR got 2 Tamil films as a M.D. and then made his Debut with Bhagwan’s film “Sukhi Jeevan” in Hindi as a Music Director ,in 1942. Thus they were thick friends till Jhamela-1953. All those years Bhagwan made stunt films and CR gave music to his films as “Anna Saheb”. Due to his encouragement and persistence, Bhagwan jumped into Social films with the film “Albela ”-1951. The film made history in music and a grand run as a film.Even today, the film draws crowds. This was the first film of bhagwan when CR gave music as “C.Ramchandra ” and not Anna Saheb.

CR described all this in his Marathi autobiography – माझ्या जीवनाची सरगम . This book, published in 1977 was never translated into Hindi or English. I ran a series of ” CR and Lata Songs” on this Blog from 30-1-2013 to 11-2-2013, in which I had translated his Marathi autobiography into English serially in each post.`Seeing this translation, many people suggested that I publish the English translation of the Marathi book. The book was copyrighted by the son and daughter of CR , who are practicing doctors in the USA. I always denied doing this, even though great pressure was put on me.

I believe, two years ago its Hindi version came out and last year the book was published in English, though with a different format and a different Title. I am a great fan of CR, but I feel that his autobiography details his sexepades more than his musical journey. In that context, it is a boring book.

Although Bhagwan’s first Social Film Albela became a great Hit giving him name, fame and money, Bhagwan could never repeat this success ever in his life again. He tried all possible ways, conjuring the same team of actors,Lyricist and MD but success always eluded him. More than anything these attempts drained him of his reputation and riches. He had to sell his 7 cars and 4 bungalows and go back to his old Chawl life in a 2 room house. His age was increasing and he landed up doing small,insignificant roles like an ‘Extra’.

Jhamela-53 also became the cause of an unrepairable rift between Bhagwan and CR. CR also lost the companionship of Lata Mangeshkar and his friend Rajinder krishen within the next few years. This is life in the Film Line !

Today’s song is a comedy and fun song between two friends. Enjoy…..


Song- Tu thahar abhi main aaya (Jhamela)(1953) Singers-Chitalkar, Sunder Singh, Lyricist- Rajendra krishna, MD- C.Ramchandra

Lyrics

Tu thahar abhi main aaya
manzoor
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
paape tu thahar abhi main aaya
ho ho tu thahar
abhi main aaya,/em.

Tu thahar abhi main aaya
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
aha
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
nahin
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
paape
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
achcha
arre der na karna bhaiyya
bas abhi gaya
abhi aaya
thank you
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
Tu thahar abhi main aaya

mujhe chhod ke jaa na akela
ho jaaye na koi jhamela
mere paas bahut hai rupaiyya
arre zara jaldi aana
bhaiyya
main pardesi ghabraaya
haa haa
tu thahar abhi main aayapapa tu
manzoor
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
papa tu thahar abhi main aaga
lala tu theher abhi main aaya

meri jeb hai mera khazaana
santanan baje taraana
arre balidaan ki duniya
noton ki na jhalak dikhaana
main tu kehke ho pachhtaaya
haha
Tu thahar abhi main aaya
Tu thahar abhi main aaya

dhan daulat ek museebat
ye duniya bhar ki laanat
thhodi ho to bhookh lagaaye
ho bahut to neend na aaye
bhai ye to sach farmaaya
haha
tu thahar ahi main aaya
no
tu thahar abhi main aaya
bhaiyya
tu thahar abhi main aaya
lala
tu thahar abhi main aaya
pape
tu thahar abhi main aaya

arre der na karna bhaiyya
bas abhi gaya abhi aaya
thank you


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Blog Day :

5208 Post No. : 17193

Today’s song is from a Hindi film made in Madras with South actors, a Debutante lady Director and an M.D. pair. The film was “Chandirani”-1953, simultaneously made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

The year was 1948. A developing and fast growing southern film studio was making an ambitious Tamil film on a very big scale. The producer Director was very ambitious and he wanted his film to be All India famous. The only way to make it happen was to make this film in Hindi too, so that the All India market can be captured. His thought was final and thus began the historical thrust of south made Hindi films into the Hindi market of all India with S.S.Vasan’s giant film venture ” Chandralekha” in Tamil and Hindi languages. The film had taken 5 years to be made.

The film’s 603 prints were sent all over India and its release was synchronised for 9th April 1948. In the south it was released in 44 cities and towns. The success of this south film in Hindi inspired other south filmmakers and it started a flow of south made Hindi films during the period 1949 to 1960. This was a period when maximum Hindi films from south were shown all over India. My rough estimate is, these must be around over 100 films – multilingual, remakes and dubbed ones, all included. After Chandralekha, in 1949 to 1954 itself the following are some of the south made Hindi films – Nishan-49, Mangala-50, Bahar-51, Ek tha Raja-51, Sansar-51, Krishna kanhaiya-52, Mr. Sampat-52, Patal Bhairavi-52, Rani-52, Shamsheer-53, Chandirani, 53, Ladki-53, Bahut din hue-54, Manohar-54 etc etc.

The point is first it was Calcutta which made Hindi films and later it was Madras which was after grabbing the All India Hindi market. In this process, almost all major artistes of south acted in Hindi films, like N.T.Rama Rao, A.Nageshwar Rao, M.G.Ramchandran, Sivaji ganeshan, Gemini ganeshan, Savitri, Rajkumari, Pandharibai, Bhanumathi, Pushpavalli, S.V.Ranga Rao, Relangi etc. etc. Calcutta stopped making Hindi films from the 60’s, whereas the south onslaught continued till about the 80’s. Nowadays, ofcourse, films are remade at Mumbai, based on Hit southern films, but still some dubbed films keep coming to the Hindi belt. Dubbing is the cheapest way to market southern films in other languages.

Today’s film Chandirani-1953 was also one of the trilingual films made in the south. It was made by Bharani productions, floated by Bhanumathi and her husband P.S.Ramkrishna Rao. The company was started in 1947 with the film Ratnamala and after 10 films, ended in 1964 with the film Vivah Bandhanam. Film Chandirani was the Debut film for Bhanumathi as a Director. Later on she directed yet another Hindi film Itni Jaldi kya hai–86. She acted in 8 Hindi films – Nishan-49, Mangala-50, Rani-52, Shamsheer-53, Chandirani-53, Hamen bhi jeene do-62, Nai Roshani-67 and Itni jaldi kya hai-86. She sang 12 songs in 4 Hindi films.

Bhanumathi did a double role in this film. She wrote the story and husband Ramkrishna scripted the film. Music was by C. R. Subburaman originally, but after recording just one song, he died suddenly. His 2 assistants, M.S.Vishwanathan and Ram Murthy managed the balance songs. With this film this pair-Vishwanathan and Ram Murthy started working as a pair of composers and played havoc in the southern film industry, by giving hit music to 90% of their films. The story of the film Chandirani-53 was…..

King Veerasimha was attracted to a court dancer during his birthday celebrations. She delivers twin girls after their union. The Senani, (major) Prachandudu, who also likes her, kills the dancer and imprisons the King. The minister saves one of the twins and sends her to the forest. Knowing this, Prachandudu kills him and takes charge of the kingdom. The other twin stays in the kingdom. Champarani in the kingdom, and Chandirani in the forest, grow up as two different personalities. The son of the minister Kishore and Champarani love each other. Mukund is the son of Prachandudu. Kishore goes to the forest and learns about Chandirani, and that she loves him. With the help of Mukund, Chandirani enters the fort and meets her father. She learns about the love between Champarani and Kishore. Meanwhile, Prachandudu arrests Kishore. Chandirani attacks the kingdom with the help of the people. During the conflict, Chandirani sacrifices her life to eliminate Prachandudu, before dying she unites Champarani and Kishore.

Here is a short Bio of the extraordinary artiste P.Bhanumathi. P. Bhanumathi Ramakrishna was born on 7 September 1925 (7 September 1925 – 24 December 2005) in Doddavaram village of Prakasam district, near Ongole, Andhra Pradesh. She was the third child to Saraswatamma and Bommaraju Venkata Subbaiah. She grew up watching her father perform in various stage shows. Her father, Venkata Subbayya, was a lover of classical music and trained her in music from an early age. Bhanumathi entered the film industry in 1939, and acted in over 100 films in Telugu and Tamil. She was also called Ashtavadhani by the film industry people as she was a writer, actor, director, producer, singer, music director, editor and studio owner. She also had a good knowledge of astrology and philosophy. She is regarded as the first female super star of Telugu cinema.

She made her debut in Telugu cinema in 1939 as Kalindi (a 13 years old girl who is forced to marry an old man and ended her life by committing suicide) in Vara Vikrayam (Telugu), directed by C. Pullayya. She acted in Malathi Madhavam, Dharma Patni and Bhaktimala. Her first popular film was Krishna Prema. In 1953, she made her directorial debut with Chandirani (made simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi). Her last film was made in 1998, entitled Pelli Kanuka. She got the National Award for the film and also for performances in movies Anthasthulu and Palnati Yudham (1964) she received National Awards (Rashtrapati Award). She is the last recipient of Rashtrapati Award.

Due to her rift with Aluri Chakrapani, she left her role in Missamma and Miss Mary movie (Initially Bhanumathi was shot for some scenes in the movie before being replaced by Savitri ) but after the release of the movie she watched and commented that “she lost a wonderful role but industry gained a talented actress like savitri” which showed her sportiveness and encouragement towards new actors. Due to clash with Aluri Chakrapani, she produced a satirical movie on him titled Chakrapani which was a huge hit and became a classic in Tollywood for this movie she also worked as music director.

Apart from being a fine actress, she was also a talented musician. She was adept in both Carnatic and Hindustani music. She gave voice to her songs despite it being the norm to use playback singers for actors. Some of her songs are still popular in Telugu; and in Tamil. She also provided music to a lot of her films.

During her later years, she served on various movie related organizations. She was a Member of the State Film Awards Committee for two years. She was also a Visiting Professor at the Film Institute for one year. She was a Member of Children Film Society for 5 years, from 1965 to 1970. In India, she was the first and the only woman to have owned a film studio and the first woman to have directed a movie simultaneously in three languages. She is first south Indian actress to receive Padma Awards

Bhanumathi was also a talented writer with a number of short stories to her credit. Her autobiography Nalo Nenu was published in Telugu and later, released in English as Musings. Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy awarded her as the best short story writer for her popular short stories “Attagari Kathalu”. She was a Member of Lalit Kala Academy for 5 years, and Sahitya Academy, Andhra Pradesh for 10 years. She served as Director and Principal of the Tamil Nadu Government Music College.

She was an eminent social worker who was closely associated with a number of Social Service Organizations. She was the founder member and treasurer of the Madras branch of Altrusa International Inc., Chicago for a lifetime starting from 1963. She was a life member of the ‘Red Cross Society’. She established an educational institution named as “Dr. Bhanumathi Ramakrishna Matriculation School” at Saligramam, Chennai providing free education to the poor.

During the shooting of the film Krishna Prema (1943), she met P. S. Ramakrishna Rao (1918–1986), an assistant director for that film. He was a film producer, director and editor of Telugu and Tamil Films. The couple married on 8 August 1943 and have one son, Bharani. Later they launched a popular production company, Bharani Pictures, in their son’s name. She died at the age of 80 years in Chennai,on 24-12-2005.

In Hindi, she acted in 8 films,directed 2 films and sang 12 songs in 4 films. ( Based and adapted from wiki, nett4you and my notes ).

Here is today’s song, sung by Bhanumathi. Though she has tried hard to master the Hindi pronunciation and diction, still one can make out that she is not a Hindi speaking singer. However, compared to her other songs in this film, I found this was a much better one.


Song- Khili khili Chaandni chhaayi bahaar hai (Chandirani)(1953) Singer- P.Bhanumathi, Lyricist- Vishwamitra Adil, MDs- C.R.Subburaman and M.S.Vishwanathan

Lyrics

khili khili chaandni
chhaayi bahaar hai
dil ki haar hai dil ka lagaana
khili khili chaandni
chhaayi bahaar hai
dil ki haar hai dil ka lagaana
khili khili chaandni

baadal ki oat se chanda jo taake
jiyara kaanpe hoye ghabrake
tan man khoya naina milaake
tan man khoya naina milaake
lut gaya mere dil ka khazaana
khili khili chaandni chhaayi bahaar hai
dil ki haar hai dil ka lagaana
khili khili chaandni

jhilmil jhilmil chamke jo taare
dil ki duniya pi ko pukaare
dhoondhe jaise naiyya kinaare
dhoondhe jaise naiya kinaare
ban gayi meri kahaani fasaana
khili khili chaandni
chhaayi bahaar hai
dil ki haar hai dil ka lagaana
khili khili chaandni
chhaayi bahaar hai


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 :

5180 Post No. : 17156

Today’s song is from the film Lehren-1953. It was made by ” New Sai Productions” Bombay. It was a film production company floated by C.Ramchandra, his close friend actor Omprakash and Lata Mangeshkar. They produced Jhanjhar-1953, Leharen-1953 and Duniya gol hai-1955 ( directed by Omprakash himself.) These films were neither successful nor their music became popular.

When the film Jhanjhar-1953 was about to be released, C. Ramchandra and Lata Mangeshkar went to Punjab to attend the release function of the film. In this visit, Lata Mangeshkar spoke to singer Nurjehan in Pakistan, from her hotel room telephone and they decided to meet each other. Accordingly Lata and Nurjehan met on the “No Man’s Land” between the Indo-Pak border. They embraced each other and spent a lot of time together.

Another noteworthy event happened when the film Jhanjhar was in the making. At that time C.Ramchandra, under a loose contract with Filmistan, was also giving music to Filmistan’s ” Anarkali’. Directors in Filmistan knew that he was also making his own film Jhanjhar and they suspected that he may be neglecting music of Anarkali at the cost of Jhanjhar. He was sent a legal notice accusing him of this. However, Jhanjhar released first, flopped and then Anarkali was released. Anarkali music became a superhit and Jhanjhar was nowhere. The legal case was happily dropped and C Ramchandra was also awarded a gift from Filmistan for its music !

Film Lehren-1953 was directed by H. S.Rawail and the 10 songs of the film were written by Rajendra krishna. Rajendra Krishna (6-6-1919 to 23-9-1987. Songs 1671 for 269 films) and C.Ramchandra were very good friends. They came together from C. Ramchandra[‘s film Patanga-1949. Together they worked in 52 films. However, in 1958 this friendship broke up. The story is….in 1958 C.Ramchandra was called to Madras by producer S.S.Vasan of Gemini Films. He was offered the film Raaj Tilak for music. This was a remake of Vasan’s hit Tamil film ” Vanjikottai Valiban”. A Telugu remake was also on cards and C.Ramchandra was to give music to Hindi and Telugu versions. He had already given music to the Tamil original. He gladly accepted and wanted to call Rajendra krishna to write the songs. To his shock, Vasan objected to calling Rajendra krishna. Vasan was angry at him because he had written songs for his competitor AVM’s 2 films Bhai Bhai-1956 and Bhabhi-1957. Both films’ songs were popular and hits also. Vasan asked Ramchandra to suggest some other name. He suggested P.L.Santoshi and it was accepted. The music was completed for Raaj Tilak-1958.

C.Ramchandra went back to Bombay and started making songs for the film Amardeep along with Rajendra krishna. After the music was set, Rajendra Krishna came to know that C.Ramchandra had replaced him with Santoshi for a South film. He was enraged and broke their partnership. Rajendra krishna was also popular in South and he started suggesting the Southern producers names of Chitragupta and Ravi as Music Directors. C. Ramchandra stopped getting any films from Madras. At that time even Lata left him after recording 2 songs of the film Amardeep-1958. C.Ramchandra’s bad period had begun…..

The cast of the film Lehren-1953 was Shyama, Kishore Kumar, Shakuntala, Bipin Gupta, Iftikhar, Sunder, Johnny Walker, Leela Mishra and others. In this film, Raj kapoor was a Guest Artiste. Also Omprakash’s brother Pachhi did a small role in this film. Later Pachhi became a big Producer of Hindi films himself. In this film 6 singers were used for 10 songs. The singers were Mohd. Rafi, Kishore kumar, Hiemant kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum and Sunder. Today’s fun song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and Sunder. To most readers Sunder was a comedian, but Sunder Singh was a Hero in his early films and sang many songs in his own films.

For a long time,I was searching for information on comedian Sunder. I got hold of a 2 page detailed article on Sunder, but it was in Punjabi- which I could not read or use. I found a small paragraph on Sunder in Sanjit Narvekar ji’s book ” Eena Meena Deeka”. Lastly, I requested Harish Raghuwanshi ji for help. Despite his failing health, he promptly sent me articles in Hindi, English and Gujarati, on Sunder. He is such a helpful person. May God give him a healthy life.

Sunder Singh aka Sunder was born in Sialkot, Punjab on 10th August 1916. His father was working in Madon Theatres, Calcutta. Sunder also started working there. Initially, for a long period,he did Girl’s roles. Once his work was seen by H.S.Rawail (Director in later life). He was quite impressed. Later Rawail started working with R.N.Vaidya as his assistant in direction.Meanwhile Sunder started working in Talkie films. His first film,where he was credited, was ” Na hone wali baat”-38. Before that, Rawail and Vaidya were preparing to make the film Banke Sipahi-37.Rawail recommended Sunder and Vaidya gave him an uncredited small role in that film.

Sunder and Rawail became good friends and started staying in one flat in Calcutta. After a few films here, they both went to Lahore and Sunder got the Hero’s role in the film ” Shukriya”-44. There were 4 Heroines in the film- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Raksha. Sunder’s role in this film was that of a young man from a village and Ramola was from a City. Sunder’s one song from this film-‘ Nayanon ke teer chala gayee ek shehar ki laundiya’ became very popular all over India, However the song was banned in Punjab due to its lyrics. After this they both came back to Calcutta.

His next film was Albeli-45, in which too there were 4 Heroines- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Usha. In the 40’s , Sunder acted in many films like Arabian Nights, Baap, Shabri, Chandrashekhar, Ek aurat, Grihalaxmi, Lottery, Samapti, Jhoothi kasme, Savyasachi, Do baaten, Shadi ke baad, Bawra, Khiladi, Nai Bhabhi etc. In Calcutta, Sunder got married to a girl from his community. Rawail left for Bombay. After a few months, Sunder also returned to Bombay.

Rawail was very happy to get him back and gave him roles in almost all of his films. Not only Rawail, but also J.Om Prakash, Mohan Kumar, Lekhraj Bhakri, Manoj kumar etc gave him roles in all their films and he became a busy actor. He was at one time, in great demand. He was quite popular due to his nature.In the decade of 50’s he did 88 films, which increased in the 60s and 70s. In the 80s however films came haltingly.

From singing Hero, he became a Junior artiste( extra), in presence of the new crop of actors. The role of comedians was on decline, as Heroes like Amitabh and others did comedy scenes themselves. His health started troubling him. His last film was probably Bahurani-89. He became ill for a long time and finally died on 5-3-1992. Sunder acted in 436 films. He was a good singer and sang his own songs in early cinemas. In all, Sunder sang 40 songs in 25 films. ( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for material for adaptation.)

The story of the film Lehren-1953 was….The story of Lehren-53 revolves around 3 characters. One Hero and 2 Heroines. Kishore loves Shakuntala and treats Shyama sympathetically because she had lost her parents. She stays with her uncle omprakash. Shyama however takes Kishore’s sympathy as his love for her. Even his uncle and Kishore’s best friend Sunder think that way. This happens because Kishore feels too shy to express his love for Shakuntala. This situation becomes very embarrassing for Kishore, especially as he is pushed to marry Shyama. This part of the story is upto Interval.

After Interval, Kishore tries very hard to get out of this tricky situation and succeeds by first telling the truth to Sunder and then to uncle Omprakash. They make a plan so that Shyama overhears Kishore’s love dialogues to Shakuntala. But this has an opposite effect. Shyama thinks that Kishore has played a double game with both the girls.

At the end, all misunderstandings are cleared( for which Shakuntala had to pretend her suicide and sacrifice to allow Shyama and Kishore to get married). Shyama steps back and Kishore and Shakuntala are married.

Let us now enjoy the comedy song, by Rafi and Sunder Singh.


Song-Kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe (Lehren)(1953) singers-Sunder, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

Duniya jhol hai
ae jee hum na kehte thhe
ke duniya jhol hai
aur tum samahte thhe ke beta gol hai
waah
aah
samhe mama
kehta hoon ke
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman
kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman
kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

ae jee achche bure ko dekh ke
achche bure ko dekh ke
kehta hoon saaf baat
kya
arre suno to mama
arre achche bure ko dekh ke
arre kehta hoon saaf baat
arre din ho to din kahoonga
agar raat ho o o to raat
ahahaha

arre jhoothe kaa
kya
munh kaala

arre nahin
suno to mama
arre jhhoote ka saathh
dene ki aadat nahin mujhe
jhhoothe ka saath dene ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

aa aa aa aa aa
aji jaaiye bhi aap to
jhoothon ke baap hain

aji mama ee
dekho main to nahin hoon
per aap hain
aa aa aa aa
ab chhodiye jee peechha
ke fursat nahin mujhe
ab chhodiye jee peechha
ke fursat nahin mujhe

ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh ki ee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh kee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
sach ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe

kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe ae ae


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This article is the 17100th song post in the blog.
This post also includes the 1500th Hindi lyrics contribution by Sudhir ji.

Blog Day :

5140 Post No. : 17100

We in this blog regularly publish song posts everyday without a fail. The last date when no post appeared in the blog was 25 December 2019 (Blog day number 4177). Today (14 August 2022) is the 5140th day for the blog. So there has been no DOT day for the blog during last 973 days !

When we are this regular, then song posts add up and before we realize, we arrive at the next century mark. The previous century mark was a big occasion when we reached a round figure of 17000 song posts.

Nowadays only one or two songs posts appear in a day whereas more than six songs used to appear daily in the blog ten years ago, as we have been noticing while discussing songs under our Blog Ten Year Challenge series. Even then we reach our centuries fairly regularly. The 17000th song post appeared on 2 June 2022. Today, on 14 august 2022, that is 63 days later, we arrive at the next century song post, namely song post number 17100 !

This is a century song post with some difference. It is the first century post for the blog after the blog became ASAD Bhopali. In other words, it is the first century post after I superannuated from my Railway service and settled down at Bhopal. If I or others thought that the pace of the blog will pick up, that has not happened. In any case, we nowadays are not much concerned about the pace at which we are going. We just ensure that no day should be a DOT date.

The century post is always a special post that showcases a song that is special in one way or the other. All the 170 century songs (yes we have had that many century posts in the blog) have been very special songs. Assuming each of these song to be 3 minutes long, listening to all these songs non stop will require 510 minutes, viz 8 hours 30 minutes ! Assuming someone sets out to listen to all the 17100 songs at the same rate of 3 minutes per song, he will need 51300 minutes, which is 855 hours viz nearly 36 days (non stop round the clock) worth of music !

Regulars have actually listened to all these songs. I, who has published bulk of these song posts have actually listened to all these songs multiple times !

So one can have some rough idea of how much time has gone into the effort of bringing all this collection together at one place. And this is by now an online collaboration of nearly two dozen like minded music lovers who have been putting on enormous amount of time and effort and love into this ongoing online project of collecting and piecing together authentic information about the glorious history of Hindi movie music.

As a result of our collective effort, we have showcased songs from over 4600 movies. More than 1000 singers, more than 800 lyricists and more than 500 music directors are already represented in the blog. 1329 movies have already been YIPPEEE’D.

The above figures may not look very impressive to the uninitiated, but the initiated persons will know that this is perhaps the only place online where all this information is available at one place. For instance, many of the YIPPEEE’D movies had songs that are rare songs. Those missing songs have been specially located and uploaded by us (more specifically by Sudhir Ji). Similarly a few of the special songs (including century songs) were special songs that were uploaded for the first time online while those special posts were published.

During the process of our posts, We found songs that were incorrectly credited in HFGK. we have come across songs that did not find mention in HFGK. We also had occasions when new information about songs and artists were received from comments made by knowledgeable sources. Sometimes even close relatives of the artists commented on our posts and shared invaluable information with us.

All the above facts are extremely satisfying to us who are associated with the blog in various capacities. We feel that we in our own small ways, are contributing our mite to human knowledge . With time, our contribution may find more appreciation, I am sure of it.

I started thinking about a song for the occasion only at the last moment which is my wont these days. I finally zeroed in on this song from ‘Nav Durga’ (1953).

‘Nav Durga’ was produced by Homi Wadia and directed by Babubhai Mistri for Basant Pictures Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Mahipal, SN Tripathi, Sulochana Chatterji, Amarnath, Agha Shapur, Raja Sandow etc. in it. The movie had nine songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the blog so far.

The song being discussed is sung by two sisters. We have hundreds of songs sung by Mangeshkar sisters, but there were other sisters too in HFM. But duets sung by these sisters are few and far between. Suman Kalyanpur (nee Hemadi) has sung a few duets with her sisters, such as Shyama Chittar (nee Hemadi). Geeta Dutt too had a sister called Laxmi Roy, but her sister sang very few songs before vanishing from the HFM after her marriage.

The song under discussion is sung by Geeta Dutt (then Roy) and Laxmi Roy. Ramesh Chandra Pandey is the lyricist. Music is composed by SN Tripathi. This is a joyous song. Geeta Dutt sings initial stanzas. Laxmi Roy’s voice appears towards the later half of the song.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support and encouragement that is providing us with the energy to drive this musical bandwagon on and on. Let this musical bandwagon roll on and on for many more centuries of songs.


Song-Aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar (Nav Durga)(1953) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Laxmi Roy, Lyrics-Ramesh Chandra Pandey, MD-S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar
ho o o
aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar
sakhi chamka umangon ka taara
ho sakhi chamka umangon ka taara
chamka umangon ka taara
ho sakhi chamka umangon ka taara

bagiya mein chhaayi umang hai
aaj phoolon mein preetam ka rang hai
ho o
phoolo mein preetam ka rang hai
bagiya mein chhaayi umang hai
aur phoolon mein pritam ka rang hai
ho o
phoolon mein pritam ka rang hai
honthon mein pyaas liye
milne ki aas liye
dulhan ne ghoonghat utaara
ho sakhi chamka umangon ka taara
chamka umangon ka taara
ho sakhi chamka umangon ka taara

aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar
sakhi chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi chamka hai nainon ka taara
chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara

mukhda gulaab sa hai pyaara
jhoole nanha sa raaja dulaara
o jhoole nanha sa raaja dulaara

mukhda gulaab sa hai pyaara
jhoole nanha sa raaja dulaara
o jhoole nanha sa raaja dulaara

maiya ki god bhari
nainon ko jyot mili
jagmag hai aangan humaara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara

chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara
aayi bahaar kiye solah singaar
sakhi chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara
chamka hai nainon ka taara
ho sakhi
chamka hai nainon ka taara

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आई बहार किए सोलह सिंगार
हो ओ ओ
आई बहार किए सोलह सिंगार
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा

बगिया में छाई उमंग है
आज फूलों में प्रीतम का रंग है
हो ओ
फूलों में प्रीतम का रंग है
बगिया में छाई उमंग है
आज फूलों में प्रीतम का रंग है
हो ओ
फूलों में प्रीतम का रंग है
होठों में प्यास लिए
मिलने की आस लिए
दुल्हन ने घूँघट उतारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा

आई बहार किए सोलह सिंगार
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा
हो सखी चमका उमंगों का तारा

मुखड़ा गुलाब सा है प्यारा
झूले नन्हा सा राजा दुलारा
ओ झूले नन्हा सा राजा दुलारा
मुखड़ा गुलाब सा है प्यारा
झूले नन्हा सा राजा दुलारा
ओ झूले नन्हा सा राजा दुलारा
मैया की गोद भरी
नैनों को ज्योत मिली
जगमग है आँगन हमारा
हो सखी
चमका है नैनों का तारा
चमका है नैनों का तारा
हो सखी
चमका है नैनों का तारा

आई बहार किए सोलह सिंगार
सखी चमका है नैनों का तारा
हो सखी चमका है नैनों का तारा
सखी चमका है नैनों का तारा
हो सखी चमका है नैनों का तारा


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 :

5136 Post No. : 17093

Today’s song is a comedy song from the film ‘Madmast’ (1953).

The film was made by Sweet Pictures. Produced and directed by Jagdish Pant, the film had music by V Balsara. Jagdish Pant seems to be a director by hobby, because he directed only one more film i.e. ‘Padosi’ (1971), which was also produced by himself. The cast of the film ‘Madmast’ (1953) was Nirupa Roy, Shashikala, Sapru, Nazir, Ansari, Shakeela and others. 7 songs were written by Madhuraj aka Madhukar Rajasthani, 2 by Manav, 1 by the director Jagdish Pant himself and one chorus song is left without name credit.

Hindi film music is like an ocean. As many rivers merge into the ocean at various stages, regional music from various parts of India is assimilated in HFM (Hindi Film Music).

Initially it was the Marathi Stage/Natya Sangeet and Parsi theater which influenced HFM. In the East, it was Rabindra Sangeet and Nazrul Geete made the basis of film songs. In the Lahore center it was the Punjabi style after ‘Khazanchi’ (1941).

After partition and polarisation of film production language wise, it was Bombay, which became the center for HFM and it was a wonderful mixture of music specialties from all over the country. There were many successful Music Directors in India. I remember a famous quotation – “Behind every successful man there is a woman.”

Can you tell me who is behind every successful Music Director ?
I am sure many of us do not have the answer.

The answer is the ARRANGER.

Now, who is this arranger? Some have a vague idea, some may even think he is the person who arranges song recording and the musicians.

An Arranger is the SOUL of film music. Once the composer conceives the tune for a song, he tells it to the Arranger, who immediately makes its notations (writing music or Swaralipi), which only a properly schooled musician can read and play. Arranger also decides the instruments and their placements in the song. Most of the Arrangers in the Hindi film industry were from Goa, where traditionally Jazz music was very popular.

A typical Goan likes to live life ‘sushegaat‘ – which loosely means ‘araam se‘ or a carefree life. Their philosophy is eat, drink and be merry. This merry part includes Music.

Goa has given many musicians to India. Lata/Asha are from Mangeshi – Goa, though the family had shifted to Kolhapur; MDs Dattaram (Wadkar) and N Datta (Datta Naik); singers Kishori Amonkar, Kesarbai Kerkar, Shobha Mudgal, Hema Sardesai, Prabhakar Karekar, Remo Fernandes, Lorna are from Goa. (The list is only indicative,not exhaustive).

Most Arrangers were from Goa——

Anthony Gonzalves from Majorda – Goa. He worked for Naushad, OP Nayyar and Lakhsmikant Pyaarelal The song “My Name Is Anthony Gonzalves” from ‘Amar, Akbar, Anthony’ (1977) is a tribute by Lakhsmikant Pyaarelal to him, as he taught Pyarelal so many things including notations.

Chic Chocolate aka Anthony Vaz from Aldona – Goa. He worked for C Ramchandra mainly.

Chris Perry worked for Khayyam, RD Burman, Kalyanji Anandji and Lakhsmikant Pyaarelal.

Frank Fernando worked for Anil Biswas, Kishore Kumar, Roshan, C Ramchandra.

Sebastian D’Souza from Bicholim – Goa. He worked for Shanker Jaikishen from 1952 to 1975 and OP Nayyar.

Most of the players of western instruments in the orchestras were from Goa, like renowned musicians such as Robert Correa and Mike Machado (the pianists), Albuquerque, Verga, Simplicio D’Souza and John Gonsalves (the cellists), V Balsara and Goody Seervai (the accordionists), Duorado, Narvekar and Karnad (the solo violinists) and David (the mandolin player) etc.

The names given above are only indicative and not exhaustive. In addition to these arrangers, there were countless known and unknown arrangers in the film industry. Many arrangers, after working for a long time, desired to become music directors themselves. Some of them became MDs also, however history says that most such arrangers failed as MDs. Of course, there are few cases where they have succeeded too, but such cases are very few.

Datta Davjekar, Timir Baran Bhattacharya, Master Eric, Chic Chocolate, Shridhar Parsekar, Anil Mohile, Hemant Kedar (Ramkrishna Shinde), Bal Parte, Bhushan and many other names can be quoted as arrangers who failed as MDs in Hindi films. Few people know that the original arranger in the Hindi film industry was Mohd Shafi – who too became a music director later in his career. According to DO Bhansali, a leading sound recordist of the 60s and the 70s, a group of arrangers, namely Dattaram, Enoch Daniels and Sebastian D’souza together gave music to film ‘Street Singer’ (1966), under the name of ‘Suraj’. After this one film, the group disintegrated. There are however some cases where the one time assistants or arrangers became famous and successful independent music directors. In fact, most MDs were assistants in the beginning of their careers to gain knowledge and experience. There is an interesting case where a well known MD worked as an arranger/assistant to another famous MD, because he respected the senior MD. I am talking about C Ramchandra who became the assistant and arranger to Anil Biswas for the film ‘Girls School’ (1949). By 1949, CR himself was a much in demand and popular MD, but because of his respect for Anil Biswas he agreed to be his assistant on request from Anil Biswas ! This was the respect given to seniors in early days of Hindi films in Bombay !

Now let us talk about V Balsara, who was an assistant and arranger in Hindi films who became music director for today’s film ‘Madmast’. His piano, univox and melodica, the instruments he loved, be it for composing music for films or otherwise, have come to personify the legend of Vistas Ardeshir Balsara, the music director, who died in Kolkata’ on 24-3-2005.

The ‘gentleman musician’, as the affable Parsi was known among friends, had only his music to give him company in the twilight years as he grappled alone with ill health in the absence of his wife and two sons had predeceased him. The striking feature of Balsara was his never-say-die spirit. At 83, Balsara was still going strong on the music front with his Bengali film production ‘Til Theke Taal’ (2005) running in theaters in West Bengal.

He settled in Kolkata in 1954 after he was invited by legendary musician Jnan Prakash Ghosh, to the city. Earlier, he had been in Mumbai, then Bombay.

Born on 22nd June 1922, Balsara learnt music from his mother Nazamaye, and gave his first solo performance at the age of six with the pedal harmonium, in use in those times, at a packed CJ Hall in Mumbai. Barely ten years later, the young lad was assisting famous music director Ustad Mushtaque Hussain, in a Bombay film production ‘Baadal’ (1942) and had made a place for himself as a permanent assistant music director at the Filmistan studio under popular directors Madan Mohan, Khemchand Prakash and Ghulam Haider.

Balsara had his brush with the Who’s Who of the music world after he became the orchestra director of music company HMV in 1947 and then switched over to the RK Films banner three years later to work with the likes of Shankar Jaikishan and Naushad.

As the Founder Secretary of peer bodies like Bombay Cine Musicians’ Association and Bombay Cine Music Directors’ Association, Balsara earned the love and respect of his associates and young musicians.

Basking in the audience appreciation during a musical soiree in Kolkata’s Hindustan Park in 1953, the young musician decided to make this cultural capital his home a year later with a prized film assignment ‘Agni Pariksha’ (1954). At the coveted New Empire Theatres, he charmed audiences again in 1962 arranging music for Rabindranath Tagore’s celebrated play ‘Debatar Grash’ while debuting his own group the Indian Symphony Orchestra.

He gave Kolkata another first — the city’s maiden stereo recording in 1970 — when he put together ‘The Sound of Music’ recording strains of four Indian instruments in one album.

He had to his credit numerous popular film albums, both in Hindi and Bengali, a language he chose to speak more frequently in and with much more ease than his native Gujarati.

From the obscure ‘Circus Girl’ in 1943 to ‘O Panchi’ (1944), ‘Rangmahal’ (1948), ‘Madmast’ (1953), ‘Talash’ (1952), ‘Char Dost’ (1956), ‘Vidyapati'(1964), ‘Qurbani’ (1952), ‘Wohi Ladki’ (1967), ‘Jogi Aur Jawani’ (1975), ‘Pyaar’ (1969), ‘Jai Baba Vaidyanath’ (1979) in Hindi to ‘Madhu Shraboni’, ‘Joy Baba Baidyanath’, ‘Maa’, ‘Chalachal’, ‘Panchatapa’, ‘Subho Bibaha’, ‘Manik’, ‘Kanchan Kanya’, ‘Panna’ and ‘Pathey Holo Dekha’ in Bengali, he had an enviable repertoire.

Balsara who was greatly influenced by western music learnt to play the piano from Hildafield, a German musician. His knowledge of the piano made him use it to play Indian classical music also with ease. He mastered the technique of using the instrument for playing Indian classical music from Muneswar Dayal of Gaya. He was equally at ease with string and wind instruments.

Today’s song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and it is a comedy song. In this film’s songs 2 songs are sung by Dhan Indorewala, who was V Balsara’s wife. Today’s song is 4th song of this film to be featured on this Blog.


Song- Sulag rahi hai husn ki sigdi (Madmast)(1953) Singer- Rafi, Lyricist-Madhuraj, MD-V Balsara

Lyrics

sulag rahi hai husn ki sigdi
aaja pakaayen prem ki khichdi
khaayenge baith ke raja rani
phir nainon ki jhagda jhagdi
de pachhaad dham dham dham
de pachhaad dham dham dham
de pachhaad de pachhad de pachhaad
de pachhaad dham dham dham dham
de pachhaad dham dham dham
de pachhaad dham dham dham

khuli hai khidki
kahaan hai maina aa aa aa
taak jhaank ker mar gaye naina aa
khuli hai khidki
kahaan hai maina
taak jhaank ker mar gaye naina
kab tak sabr kare ye majnu
aaja chham chham chham chham
kab tak sabr kare ye majnu
aaja chham chham chham chham
de pachhad de pachhad
de pachhad dham dham dham dham
aaja chham chham chham chham
aaja chham chham chham chham

pyaar mein tere ulta asar hai ae ae ae ae
main baahar hoon tu bheetar hai ae
pyaar mein tere ulta asar hai
main baahar hoon tu bheetar hai
tere baap ke joote khaa kar
ghut gaya mera dam
haaye
tere baap ke joote khaa kar
ghut gaya mera dam
haaye
de pachhaad de pachhaad
de pachhaad
dham dham dham dham dham
aaja chham chham chham chham
ghut gaya mera dam
haaye
aaja chham chham chham chham
ghut gaya mera dam dam dam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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सुलग रही है हुस्न की सिगड़ी
आजा पकाएं प्यार की खिचड़ी
खाएँगे बैठ के राजा रानी
फिर नैनों की झगड़ा झगड़ी
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम

खुली है खिड़की
कहाँ है मैना आ आ
ताक झांक कर मिस्टर गए नैना
खुली है खिड़की
कहाँ है मैना
ताक झांक कर मिस्टर गए नैना
कब तक सब्र करे ये मजनू
आजा छम छम छम छम
कब तक सब्र करे ये मजनू
आजा छम छम छम छम
दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़
दे पछाड़ धम धम धम धम
आजा छम छम छम छम
आजा छम छम छम छम

प्यार में तेरे उल्टा असर है
मैं बाहर हूँ तू भीतर है
प्यार में तेरे उल्टा असर है
मैं बाहर हूँ तू भीतर है
तेरे बाप के जूते खा कर
घुट गया मेरा दम
हाय
तेरे बाप के जूते खा कर
घुट गया मेरा दम
हाय
दे पछाड़ दे पछाड़
दे पछाड़
धम धम धम धम धम
आजा छम छम छम छम
घुट गया मेरा दम
हाय
आजा छम छम छम छम
घुट गया मेरा दम दम दम


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Blog Day :

5088 Post No. : 17014

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 56
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This date (23 June) ten years ago was 23 June 2012. That day saw five songs from five different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6119 Wo aaye hain dil ko qaraar aa gaya hai Malika Salomi(1953) 2 songs covered out of 6 so far
6120 Muhabbat mein pehla kadam rakhne waalon Yaasmeen(1955) Movie YIPPEED by now
6121 Jaana na chhod ke dil mera tod ke Shart (1954) Movie YIPPEED by now
6122 Bol Radha bol sangam hoga ke kahin Sangam (1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
6123 Tere sang ek simple si coffee Zameen(2003) One song covered out of 6 so far

Three movies (out of five) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with two movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (23 June 2022).

“Malika Salomi”(1953) is one of the eligible movies.

“Malika Salomi”(1953) was directed by Mohammad Hussain for Comedy pictures Bombay. The movie had Roopa Varman, KrishnaKumari, Kamraan,Amrit, Dara, Sheikh, Rani,
Arvind kumar, Bilaali, Nazir Kashmiri, Rafique,Shafi, Nanda, Sattar,Shetty, Ranjana Shikla,Kamal Mohan, Helen etc in it.

Two songs from the movie have been covered so far.

Here is the third song from “Malika Salomi”(1953) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Madhubala Jhaweri. Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist. Music is composed by Krishn Dayal.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Ab to aa jaao (Malika Salomi)(1953) Singer-Madhubala Jhaweri, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Krishn Dayal

Lyrics(Provide by Prakashchandra)

tadaptee hai ae
meri eee ashqon..on..on
mein teri yaad
barson se aey ae ae
kiyaa karti…ee hai dil kee ee ee
dhadkanein…aen..aen
fariyaad barson se aey ae

tamannaa ke diye
dhundhalaa gaye hain
ab to aa jaao..ooo..oo
ab to aa jaao
meri aankhon mein aansoon aa gaye ae hain
ab to aa jaao..o o
ab to aa jaao

bahaarein saikadon guzri..ee
tumhaari raah tak tak ke..aey ae ae
raah tak tak ke ae
hum is tanhaayee se
ghabraa gaye hain..aen
ab to aa jaao..ooo
ab to aa jaao

mujhe dar hai
ke seenaa phat na jaaye
aasmaanon kaa aaa aaa
aasmaanon ka
meri naale labon tak aa gaye hain..aen
ab to aa jaao..oo..o
ab to aa jaao..o


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