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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 :

4445 Post No. : 15893

Today’s song is from the film Chingari-1955. There were 4 films made with the same title – in 1940, 1955, 1988 and 2006. There was a dubbed film with a title ” Chingari Jawani” in 2003. I am still trying to understand its meaning !

During the second world war period many commodities like Petrol, Kerosene,foods as well as Raw film for making films went into shortage. Most essential items were controlled by the British government. The supply of raw film especially affected the film industry. Depending on the past history of making films by the film makers,” Quota “s were fixed at Government rates. Also, the govt. started a scheme of ” war effort promotion films”. Those films which promoted British efforts for the war in some way or the other, used to get extra Raw film supply at control rates. Many producers took advantage of this scheme and films like ” Panna”-44 and ” Badi Maa”-45 etc were made as ” War effort Promotion films” and got more Raw films.

When there is a shortage of anything, its Black Marketing is rampant. In India too, black market of Raw film, Petrol, sugar, even Rice and wheat prospered making the black marketeers prosperous. Some of the Black money flowed into film production as Finance. The result was, the films lost their purpose and quality as new financiers provided production money and interfered in selection of actors, MDs etc. During the period 1940 to almost early 50’s, these financers with black money made films at their will. Not all financers interfered. Actually most of them wanted to double their money investments. Some rich financers tried their hand at directing the films, without much experience. It was in this period that the Distributors started deciding film stories, singers, actors,directors etc, as they provided advance money for film production.

Why I am writing about all this is, during my years of writing on old films, I have come across strange names as film producers and directors. They appeared once and then disappeared for ever.Obviously they were the ‘ Curious Cats’ who wished to be a part of the films which they financed. Today’s film ‘ Chingari-55’ also is one of this category. This film was produced and directed by one S.Srivastava – a name I never came across earlier or after this film ! This film was planned somewhere in 1952-53, because all its songs were recorded in Jan-Feb 1953. That time this film was titled ” Paraya Ghar”. However, the film was delayed by a couple of years and with a new title ” Chingari” it was censored on 22-3-1955. It was released on 8-4-1955 at the Central Cinema and the film ran for just 3 weeks there.

The music of this film was by ” Manohar”. This name has caused ‘ Same name Confusion’. Manoharlal Khanna(father of Usha Khanna,MD) was also a Music director – though for only one film-Pamposh-54 and another was Manohar Sonik or Master Sonik (one of the Sonik-Omi composer duo). For many years these names got mixed up and no one knew who was who. The composer MANOHAR ARORA was a Punjabi music director who came from Sialkot to try his luck in Bombay. His first film was ‘Raees’-1948. Then came Josh-50, Rangeele Musafir-50,Bhoole Bhatke-52, Jingo-52, Usha kiran-52. His best remembered film was Chingari-55. Then came passing show-56, Mister Q-58, Dr. Z-59, Choron ki Baarat-60 and last film was Do dushman-67.

His name is mostly written as ” Manohar” only. This created a misunderstanding that he was Manoharlal Sonik,which is NOT correct.

The cast of the film was Nalini Jayawant, Shekhar, Pran, Leela Mishra, Sunalini Devi etc etc. Though I have seen many films of Nalini Jayawant, I remember her role only in “Hum sab chor hain”-56, which was loosely based on a similar story of film ‘ Ek thi Ladki’-49, with some changes like twin sisters lost in childhood (in Kumbh Mela ?). Nalini Jayawant’s life story is a lesson for those who make immature decisions-only to regret later. Fortunately, she came out of her blunder of marrying Virendra Desai ( a much married man of 32 years) at her age of just 17 years, albeit with some scratches and loss of 5 years of young life.

Nalini Jaywant (18 February 1926 – 20 December 2010) was an Indian film actress who appeared in Hindi films in the 1940s and 1950s.
Nalini Jaywant was born in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1926. She was first cousin of actress Shobhna Samarth, the mother of actresses Nutan and Tanuja. Since 1983, she lived mostly a reclusive life.

She was married to director Virendra Desai in the year 1943. They divorced in 1948. Later, she married her second husband, actor Prabhu Dayal,in 1960 with whom she acted in several movies. Prabhudayal died in 2001.

The marriage with Virendra Desai ( who was 15 years elder to her) and the next 5 years were quite traumatic for Nalini. This marriage only gave suffocation and wastage of 5 years of her teen age and the opportunities of working in films. More than her, Virendra Desai suffered due to this marriage. His mother Nandgauri, a tough lady, announced a family boycott on him and never again she spoke to him. Even when she was on death bed and Virendra had gone to meet her, she refused to talk to him. His wife and 3 children also treated him in aloof manner, like a stranger. His career was destroyed and he never came out of this situation.

In her teens, she appeared in Mehboob Khan’s Bahen (1941), a film about a brother’s obsessive love for his sister. Nalini finally broke through with Anokha Pyar (1948). The film was a love triangle with Nalini, Dilip Kumar and Nargis, with Nalini sacrificing her love for the hero, Dilip Kumar. It is to her credit that it was she who got the best reviews in the film, many critics calling her the only saving grace in the otherwise disappointing film.

1950 was Nalini’s big, big year as she became a top star with two of her films opposite Ashok Kumar, Samadhi and Sangram. Samadhi was a patriotic drama addressing Subash Chandra Bose and the Indian National army. Nalini and Kuldip Kaur played sisters who were spies for the British. The film, though called politically obsolete by leading film magazine of the day, Filmindia, was a huge success at the box office, its song Gore Gore O Banke Chhore being perhaps Nalini’s most popular song ever. On the other side of the spectrum, Sangram was a gritty crime drama wherein she played the heroine doing her best to reform the anti-hero. Nalini more than left her mark on both the films and went on to form a hit pair with Ashok Kumar, the two of them doing several films together thereafter like Kafila (1952), Naubahar (1952), Saloni (1952), Mr X and Sheroo (1957). It is said the two of them were romantically involved for a period as well.

Nalini remained an important leading lady through to the mid 1950s. Filmmakers like KA Abbas (Rahi-53), Ramesh Saigal (Shikast-53 – arguably her career’s best performance opposite Dilip Kumar, Railway Platform and Zia Sarhady (Awaaz) extended Nalini Jaywant’s association with realistic and socialistic films while filmmakers like Mahesh Kaul (Naujavan (1951)) and AR Kardar (Jaadu) developed her alternate musical persona, later personified by the frothy Filmistan musicals like Nastik, her biggest hit opposite Ajit, and Munimji, a carefree romantic film with Dev Anand as her leading man.

Perhaps Nalini’s last big, successful film was the Raj Khosla directed Kala Pani (1958). She gave one of the best performances of her career as the nautch girl Kishori who is the key witness in framing the hero’s father for a murder he did not commit. Playing a shaded character, she easily stole a march over goody-two-shoes heroine Madhubala and deservedly went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film. She is absolutely unforgettable in the film be it in the come-hither mujra Nazar Laage Raja Tore Bangle pe or as she looks tearfully at Dev Anand from across the room in that all time great SD Burman composition, Hum Bekhudi Mein.

Nalini remained an important leading actress through the mid-1950s, appearing in such films as Rahi (1953), Shikast (1953), Railway Platform (1955)), Nastik (1954), Munimji (1955), and Hum Sab Chor Hain (1956). The 1958 film Kala Pani, directed by Raj Khosla, was Nalini’s last successful movie. Bombay Race Course (1965) was the last film she made before retirement. After 18 years, she returned as a character actress in Nastik-83 which marked her last film appearance.

Nalini acted in 64 films. She also sang 41 songs in 10 films. Her last song was in the film Chingari-55. She worked in 10 films with actor Ajit and in 11 films with Ashok kumar.

Nalini Jaywant died lonely on 20 December 2010, aged 84, at her bungalow of 60 years at Union Park, Chembur, Mumbai, India. The death was not noticed by anyone until an ambulance carried her body after 3 days of her passing away. The neighbours reported that she had secluded herself from society and had not been meeting people after her husband’s death. Her relatives were also not in touch with her for long.
(based on information from wikipedia, Upperstall, and book “Sagar Movietone” by Biren Kothari ji with thanks.)

While the film Chingari had the last song sung by Nalini Jayawant, this was also the last film of actress Sunalini Devi, who after doing 56 films, retired from films and got married. Incidentally, she was the sister of Sarojini Devi Naidu and actor Harindranath Chatopadhyaya.
The songs of Chingari-55 were very good. Today’s song is also a good one. It is also one of the few songs with ‘Anokhe Bol’, sung by Lata and an unknown male voice. Enjoy…..


Song-Dil ki duniya mein aake na jaana …ya Rabba Peri Peri (Chingaari)(1955) Singers- Lata Mangeshkar, Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Manohar
chorus
Lata + Unknown male voice

Lyrics

dil ki duniya mein aake na jaana
tujhe meri kasam na rulaa aa aana
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri aa
dil ki duniya mein aake na jaana
tujhe meri kasam na rulaa aana
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri yaa

tujhse hai ye zindagi suhaani
o o
pyaar ke geeton mein hai rawaani
o o o
mera singaar tu hai
mauj o bahaar tu hai
jeene mein hai maza
ya rabba per peri
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba teri teri yaad

aaja pyaar ke taraane gaayen
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
hmm hmm hm
hmm hmm hmm

aaja aisa ek jahaan basaayen
chaand ka diya ho jismein
taare loriyaan sunaayen
aa aa aa
aa aa
sapnon ke dole mein jhoola jhulaaye hamen baad e saba
sapnon ke dole mein jhoola jhulaaye hamen baade saba
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri yaa

bheegi bheegi raat ye nazaare
o o o
dil ki baat kahte hain sitaare
o o o
aankhon mein noor bhar de
dil mein sarur bhar de
o mere dilruba
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri yaa

aarzoo yahi hai
meri justzu yahi hai
na ja
dilbar
na ja
ankhiyon mein aake
o mere dilruba
mere dil se na ja
hai ye dil ki dua
hai ye dil ki dua
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri
ya rabba peri peri yaa


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4438 Post No. : 15879

Some years back, I recall having seen for the first time on the internet the photo features of Hindi film stars such as Madhubala, Nalini Jaywant and Begum Para in ‘Life’ magazine. These photographs were taken by the magazine’s well known photographer, James Burke in 1951 who was posted in India.  From the standard of 1951, these photographs would have ranked as bold. But one more actress also featured in that magazine – the featured photos were bolder than those of the stars I mentioned earlier. Subsequently, I had also seen her images appearing in ‘Filmindia’ magazines of 1948 and 1949. The actress in the photoshoot of 1951 was Mohana Cabral.

Today, September 11th is the 30th Remembrance Day of Mohana Cabral who died of heart attack this day of the year 1990 in France where she had been staying with her husband and daughter since 1986.

Mohana Cabral (03/02/1929 – 11/09/1990) whose real name was Mona Cabral, was born in Socorro in Bardez taluqa of North Goa in Konkani speaking Christian family. In early 1930s, the family shifted to Bombay (Mumbai) when her father changed his job to Bombay-based Hindustan Construction Company. Mohana did her initial schooling at Victoria High School in Mahim. Later. she was put in a boarding school in Pune where she completed her high school.  In Pune, she joined as a telephone operator in a telephone company. It is through connecting the long distance telephone calls that Mohana got acquainted with some of the film stars of that time including Nargis, Begum Para and Pratima Dasgupta.

Mohana got introduced to Kishore Sahu who offered her a role in his film ‘Saawan Aaya Re’ (1949) which was her debut film though ‘Aag’ (1948) was released first without her name being accredited in the film.  Kishore Sahu changed her name from Mona to screen name, Mohana which got attached with her during the rest of her life not only in films but also in the Konkani plays and singing career.

Sometime in 1948, Mohana got involved with Konkani ‘Tiatr’ in Mumbai. (‘Tiatr’ is a Portuguese word used in Goa for ‘theatre’ for the Konkani dramas encompassing music, dance, and singing. In a way, it is akin to Marathi ‘Sangeet Natak or musical dramas). Her debut Konkani drama was ‘Cortub Avoichem’ (1948) which was directed by the pioneer of Goan Konkani Tiatr, C Alvares, the producer, director, actor, song writer and the singer. In fact, Alvares was instrumental in encouraging girls to play the female roles in his dramas and introduced Mohana and her younger sister, Ophelia. In 1952, Mohana got actively involved with Konkani tiatr in Mumbai, mostly collaborating with C Alvares as an actor-singer and worked in about a dozen plays. Both the sisters were actor-singers in Konkani Tiatr in Mumbai and later in Goa. In fact, in Goa, Mohana is known more as a tiatrist than the Hindi film actress.

In 1951, Mohana met Edward Downing, a Royal Indian Air Force pilot in a hotel where the shooting of her film ‘Sansaar’ (1951) was in progress. They got married in 1951 and had a son, Mark. Unfortunately, her husband died in a plane accident in less than two years of their marriage. In 1955, Mohana got married for the second time with John D’frates who was working for the United Nations and got posted at Beirut.  With this posting, Mohana bid adieu to Hindi film industry. Her last shoot was for the film, ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955).

In Beirut, Mohana learnt Arabic and began producing dance programmes for Television. She also acted in a couple of dramas on Television. After spending many years in Beirut, her husband got posting in Vienna from where he retired in 1986. Post retirement, Mohana and her family settled in France. Mohana was very much interested in Goan Konkani Tiatr. She would regularly visit India on holidays and act in Konkani dramas in Goa. During the period of her visits, she had also cut a few discs of her non-filmy Konkani songs, some with her mentor, C Alvares.

Mohana died of a heart-attack in France on September 11, 1990 when she was 61. [Thanks for the inputs from Shishir Sharma’s Blog, ‘Beete Hue Din’ on Mohana posted on May 13, 2015 and an article in ‘The Navhind Times, Panaji, Goa dated April 6, 2020].

It is interesting to note from her filmography that how quickly Mohana established herself in Hindi film industry. In ‘Aag’ (1948), she had one song role though her first debut film was ‘Saawan Aaya Re’ (1949). In 1949, she had acted in as many as 6 films. 1950 was a blank year for her as probably she got associated with Konkani plays in Mumbai. In 1951 and 1952 she did 5 films each. 1953 and 1954 was again lean years for her. In 1955, she did 4 films before quitting the film industry. In all, she acted in 26 films in her short span of 6 years in the film industry. The full filmography of Mohana is given below:

1948: Aag.
1949: Chaar Din, Jagriti, Kamal, Patanga, Rimjhim, Saawan Aaya Re.
1951: Adaa, Naadaan, Nageena, Sagaai, Sansaar.
1952: Aashiana, Chham Chhama Chham, Najaria, Saloni, Saaqi.
1953: Shole.
1954: Danka, Dost, Shart.
1955: Insaaniyat, Marine Drive, Sau Ka Note, Teerandaz.
1956: Taksaal.

I had noticed in the advertisements of films for which she worked in 1949-50 that  her name was written either in bold or capital letters. That shows that Mohana was popular among the audience of that time and her name mattered for the success of the films. In most of her films, she got roles of a ‘side kick’ to the comedians like Gope, Agha and as a singer-dancer.  Her popularity can be gauged from the fact that in most of her films, Mohana will have at least one song picturised on her. Some of the songs picturised on her for which video clips are available for watching are listed below:

Raat ko ji haay raat ko ji chamke taare – ‘Aag’ (1948)

Pyaar ke jahaan ki niraali sarkaar hai – ‘Patanga’ (1949)

My my my my my dear – ‘Nageena’ (1951)

O baabu kaise dil karoon qaaboo – ‘Sagaai’ (1951)

Lucknow chalo ab raani – ‘Sansaar’ (1951)

Haseena sambhal sambhal ke chal – ‘Saaqi’ (1952)

O madam do se ho gaye ek ham – ‘Aashiana’ (1952)

Dil mera hai deewaana – ‘Shart’ (1954)

Mohana has also rendered two songs on herself in the film ‘Rimjhim’ (1949).

On the occasion of Mohana’s 30th Remembrance Day, I present a song “Aisi Nainwa Ki Laagi Kataar” from ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955) rendered by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle. The song is written by Rajinder Krishan which is set to music by C Ramchandra. The song is picturised on Mohana as a part of a ploy to wood wink a soldier to stripe out his uniform to be used for disguising Mangal (Dilip Kumar) as soldier to gain access to the prison to facilitate the release of Bhanupratap (Dev Anand).

In the video clip, there are only two stanzas where as the audio clip contains the full song of four stanzas. This is the 10th song to appear on the Blog out of 17 songs in ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955).

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Aisi Nainwaa Ki Laagi Kataar (Insaaniyat) (1955) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics (Based on Audio Clip)

aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
na marodo kalaiya hamaar
kangan mora churar murar
haan haan kare churar murar
na marodo kalaiya hamaar
kangan mora churar murar
haan haan kare churar murar
 
nainon mein lagaaun tohe kajara banaay ke
manwa ki dibiya mein rakh loon chhupaay ke
nainon mein lagaaun tohe
nainon mein lagaaun tohe kajara banaay ke
manwa ki dibiya mein rakh loon chaupaay ke
jataao na itna pyaar
ke mann mora surar surar
haan haan kare surar surar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
 
dekho na dekho mohe tirchi nazar se
darr mohe laage tori patli kamar se
dekho na dekho mohe
dekho na dekho mohe tirchi nazar se
darr mohe laage tori patli kamar se
dekhi jab ke suratiya tohaar
kamar mori ghumar ghumar
haan haan kare ghumar ghumar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
 
main tori bulbul tu mora kaaga
kaage se bulbul ka taanka hai laaga
main tori bulbul
main tori bulbul tu mora kaaga
kaage se bulbul ka taanka hai laaga
aa ja chalen ghataaon ke paar
udd jaayen furar furar
haan haan jaayen purur purur
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ना मरोड़ो कलइयाँ हमार
कंगन मोरा चुरर मुरर
हाँ हाँ करे चुरर मुरर
ना मरोड़ो कलइयाँ हमार
कंगन मोरा चुरर मुरर
हाँ हाँ करे चुरर मुरर

नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे कजरा बनाय के
मनवा की डिबिया में रख लूँ छुपाय के
नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे
नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे कजरा बनाय के
मनवा की डिबिया में रख लूँ छुपाय के
जताओ ना इतना प्यार
के मन मोरा सुरर सुरर
हाँ हाँ करे सुरर सुरर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर

देखो ना देखो मोहे तिरछी नज़र से
डर मोहे लागे तोरी पतली कमर से
देखो ना देखो मोहे
देखो ना देखो मोहे तिरछी नज़र से
डर मोहे लागे तोरी पतली कमर से
देखी जबसे सुरतिया तोहार
कमर मोरी घुमर घुमर
हाँ हाँ करे घुमर घुमर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर

मैं तोरी बुलबुल तू मोरा कागा
कागे से बुलबुल का टांका है लागा
मैं तोरी बुलबुल
मैं तोरी बुलबुल तू मोरा कागा
कागे से बुलबुल का टांका है लागा
आ जा चलें घटाओं के पार
उड़ जाएँ फुरर फुरर
हाँ हाँ जाएँ फुरर फुरर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर



This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4416 Post No. : 15821

“Jagadguru Shankaracharya-1955” was directed by S. Fattelal for ‘Celestial Pictures, Bombay’. It had Abhi Bhattacharya, Sulochana Chatterjee, Asha Mathur, Sapru, Krishnakumari, Ramesh Sinha, Durga Khote, Baby Nanda, Kanchanmala, Arvind Pandya, Helen, Sheri Mohan, Madhvi, Mohini, Lotan, Eruch Tarapur, C.J. Pande, Devchand, Natwar Chauhan, Champak Lala and others.

This movie had nine songs (as per HFGK- Vol-III, 1951-1960) written by Bharat Vyas and composed by Avinash Vyas. Asha Bhonsle, Geeta Dutt, Hemant Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Mohd Rafi and Pinakin Shah had given their voices to the songs in this movie. This movie was passed by Censor Board on 12.11.1955.

So far, only two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Song Date of posting
Hey ji Natwar naagar murli adhar dhar 07.10.2012
Jaago hey jaago jaago hey mahaakaal 14.11.2013

Today 20th August is the thirty-sixth ‘Remembrance anniversary’ of music director Avinash Vyas ((21 July 1912 – 20 August 1984). On this occasion here is a song from ‘Jagadguru Shankaracharya-1955’ sung by Hemant Kumar and composed by Avinash Vyas. Lyrics are by Bharat Vyas ji.

After getting associated with this blog I had got many opportunities to listen and share the songs composed by Avinash Vyas ji.

I was not aware of his work or rather his great work to the contribution of Hindi Cinema and Gujarati Cinema and Non-Film music in Gujarati. During the preparation of this post I came across this article by A.M. Vaishnav ji on ‘songs of yore’ here and also there I found comments by our Arun ji giving a brief about Avinash Vyas ji which I am reproducing below;

His full name was AVINASH ANANDRAI VYAS. His wife Sulochana Vyas was a singer and son Gaurang was/is a Music Director.
He was a multifaceted personality. he was a composer, lyricist, playback singer and writer too. In fact, he has written 75 Dance Ballets, in few of which Asha Parekh has also danced. he published 6 books in Gujrati, the last being” Vartul”-1983.
he gave music to 53 Hindi and 175 Gujrati films and 1 Rajasthani film. he got Gujrat Govt awards 10 times. The Sangeet Natak Academy of Gujrat gave him an award. He was given Padmashree in 1970. he made 8 Foreign stage shows. he had acted in a Gujrati film,” Gorakhdhanda”-1949.
His most famous film Har har Mahadev-1950 is also my favourite one.
Though neglected in Hindi, he was honoured suitably in Gujrat, in his life time.

Additional information-
Avinash Vyas collaborated with great songwriters like Qamar Jalalabadi, Madan, Prem Dhawan, Pradeep Patel, Gopal Singh Nepali, Badrinath Vyas, Sadiq Lakhnavi, Devendra, Pt. Sagar, Indeevar, Nilkanth Tiwari, Sagar Husain, Qamar Jalalabadi, Kavi Pradeep, Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Bharat Vyas, B. P. Bhargav, Raja Nene, Ramesh Gupta, Shamim Jaipuri, Indra Chandra, Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Pt. Mukhram Sharma, Pt. Madhur and Ramesh Shastri.
Avinash’s compostitions were sung by the melodious voices of great singers like Mohammed Rafi, Suman Hemadi Kalyanpur, Anand Kumar Chitragupta, Badrinath Vyas, Dilraj Kaur, Sulochana Kadam, Asha Bhosle, Shamshad Begum, Manna Dey, Mukesh, Geeta Dutt, Hemant Kumar, Talat Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Meena Kapoor, Ameerbai Karnataki, Krishna Kalle, Mahendra Kapoor, Madhubala Zaveri, , Mohan Tara, Lata Mangeshkar, Sudha Malhotra, S. Balbir, Husn Ara, Kavi Pradeep and Usha Mangeshkar.

I am sure Arun ji must have written in details about Avinash Vyas ji on this blog too, but I have to find and read that post.

In my childhood I must have watched many black & white Hindi movies where music was composed by Avinash Vyas, unaware of who the music director was. However, the song ‘tere dwaar khadaa bhagwaan’ from ‘Waaman Avtaar-1955’ is my all-time favorite and I would also like to mention the songs from ‘Chakradhaari-1954’ which I watched during my stay at Nagpur (exactly four years back around this time i.e. 15/16 August’2016) where I liked all the wonderful songs this movie has.

Paying our tributes to the music director Avinash Vyas today, let us now listen to today’s song …


Song-Bade bade dhoondhhe pahaad aur kan mein dhoondhna bhool gaye (Jagadguru Shankaracharya)(1955) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

bade bade dhoondhe pahaad
aur kan mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
kan mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae

bade bade dhoondhe pahaad
aur kan mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
bhole bhakt bhagwaan ko apne
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye
bade bade dhoondhe pahaad
aur kan mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye
bhole bhakt bhagwaan ko apne
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae

bade bade pothe padh padh ke
bante ho vidwaan
raamaayan mahaabharat dhoondhi
dhoondhe ved puraan
dhoondhe ved puraan
par apne saans ki chhoti si
dhadkan mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye
bhole bhakt bhagwaan ko apne
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye

saanjh savere jamunaa jal se
ragad ragad tan dhote
aur use dhoondhne
ganga ji mein lagaa rahe ho gotey ae ae
lagaa rahe ho gotey
par kisi deen ki ankhiyan ke
ansuwan mein dhoondhna bhool gaye
bhole bhakt bhagwaan ko apne
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye
bade bade dhoondhe pahaad
aur kan mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye
bhole bhakt bhagwaan ko apne
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye ae
man mein dhoondhnaa bhool gaye

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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बड़े बड़े ढूंढे पहाड़
और कण में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
कण में ढूंढना भूल गए ए

बड़े बड़े ढूंढे पहाड़
और कण में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
भोले भक्त भगवान् को अपने
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए

बड़े बड़े ढूंढे पहाड़
और कण में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
भोले भक्त भगवान् को अपने
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए ए

बड़े बड़े पोथे पढ़ पढ़ के
बनते हो विद्वान्
रामायण महाभारत ढूंढी
ढूंढें वेद पुराण
ढूंढें वेद पुराण
पर अपने सांस की छोटी सी
धड़कन में ढूंढना भूल गए
भोले भक्त भगवान् को अपने
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए

सांझ सवेरे जमुना जल से
रगड़ रगड़ तन धोते
और उसे ढूंढने
गंगा जी में लगा रहे हो गोते ए
लगा रहे हो गोते
पर किसी दीन की अंखियन के
अंसुवन में ढूंढना भूल गए
भोले भक्त भगवान् को अपने
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए
बड़े बड़े ढूंढे पहाड़
और कण में ढूंढना भूल गए
भोले भक्त भगवान् को अपने
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए ए
मन में ढूंढना भूल गए


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4410 Post No. : 15803

Today’s song is from a comedy film “Haa haa hee hee hoo hoo”(1955) (called HHH hereafter).

Some days back, I saw a comment on the Blog, made by one of the visitors, who complained that songs from the films of the 50’s decade are not posted here these days. I don’t remember his exact words, but the gist,I suppose , was this. Atul ji had replied to him appropriately. However, when I checked my own posts on songs from the 50s, I found that from January 2020 to July 2020 end, I had written 10 posts on 50’s songs. Perhaps the reader was complaining about Shankar Jaikishan songs of the 50s. Maybe.

From the statistics of the decade wise songs, the maximum number of songs discussed are from the decade of 1951 tg 1960 – 5014 songs. I do not have my own statistics of posts written on decade wise songs, but even I must have written maximum posts on 50’s songs, closely followed by the 40’s songs. There are still plenty of songs from the 50’s to be discussed and I am planning to take up at least a few of them – with an eye on Shankar Jaikishan songs – for my posts in coming time. Maybe we will stumble upon some hidden Gems among the remaining songs !

Today’s film HHH-55 was a comedy film. From the beginning of the Talkie films, till about the late 70s, comedy and comedians were an inseparable part of the Hindi films. A common man going to the theatre to see a film wants to spend happy times. Normally important ingredients of a film like Comedy, Fights or Conflicts, successful Love story and good Music were enough for any moviegoer.

Comedy has been an essential part of human life for a long time. Bharat Muni (200 B.C.) has described the Navarasas in his book “Natyashastra”. He talks about “Hasya-Ras” in it. For comedy, the early Kings used to maintain a “Vidushak” (Court Jester) in their Darbar. Every Sanskrit drama will have a Vidushak in it. When film making started in India, many silent films had comedians in their films. However for lack of sound the films lost the verbal jokes etc. After the Talkie started, it was an opportunity for Fun makers to feature in them. Thus started the Comedian’s role in films.

The first year of Talkie had films on such topics that there was no scope for Comedy. However, from the next year,i.e. 1932, comedy films were made. India’s First Comedy film “Muflis Ashiq”-32 was made by Madon Theatres. It was closely followed by Ranjit’s “Char Chakram”, featuring Ghory and Dixit- the Pioneer comedy pair of Hindi films. They operated together from 1932 to 1947. They were likened to Laurel and Hardy of the Hollywood films. Unfortunately, none of their films survived.

In the early Cinema comedians like Ghori and Dixit, Noor Mohd. Charlie, Bhudo Advani, Damuanna Malvankar, Master Vinayak, V H Desai, Gope, Yakub, Jeevan, Mirza Musharraf etc operated full steam. From the late 40s to late 70s, a big band of small and big comedians acted in films. Each one had a special style . Some comedians formed a pair – like Gope and Yakub, Johar and Majnu, Johar and Mehmood, Mehmood and Dhumal etc. The other comedians were Master Bhagwan, Agha,Jagdeep,Radhakishen,Mukri, Sunder, Anup kumar, Rajendranath,Asit Sen, Mohan Choti, Keshto Mukherjee, Kamal Mehra, Jankidas etc etc. Major comedians were Kishore Kumar ( according to author Sanjit Narwekar he was a “reluctant Comedian”), Mehmood, Omprakash and Johnny Walker. Films were made for them, as they commanded their own audiences.

After the rise of Amitabh Bachhan, in the latter part of the 70s the importance of comedians in the films started diminishing, because the Heroes themselves started doing the Comedy part. Remember the typical MMD films of Bachhan and those of Dharmendra. Slowly almost all the heroes did the comedy. Infact the story and Dialogues were made out such that even actors like Govinda did comedy films. Now of course, I dont find any specialist comedians in films anymore. The comedian had a tragic death !

There were many comedy films made in Hindi. I have seen many of them, but my favourite Comedy films are Bhagam Bhag-56, New Delhi-56, Chalti ka naam Gaadi-57 and among the later ones- Chupke Chupke-75 and lastly Chameli ki Shaadi-86. Some comedians like Kishore Kumar and Mohan Choti produced Çomedy’films like “Badhati ka naam dadhi”and ” Dhoti, Lota aur Dukan””, but they were not successful at all. Comedy films in India are made on one of these themes-
a. Situational Comedy
b. Mistaken Identity
c. Exchanged identities and
d. Funny stories.

Today’s film HHH-55 was supposed to be based on more than one ingredient listed above. The story of this film was…

The chief artiste of the ” Ha Ha Dancing Party “- Kamala is unmarried. her mother Kalavati, contacts a Marriage Broker, Chaupatlal and fixes her marriage with a wealthy prince Kumar. Unfortunately, Kumar loses all his wealth and the title after the merger of his state in India. He becomes poor, but decides to marry a rich bride. The broker Chaupatlal suggests Roopmati-daughter of Rai Saheb Deen dayal. Same time the broker informs another client, a poor young man called Kumar, that he can not help him. The letters are wrongly delivered.

As a consequence the poor Kumar, with his uncle, reaches Hotel Rajmahal to meet the rich bride Roopmati and her father. But Kamalas friends introduce Kamla to this Kumar and they promptly fall in love. Same time Roopmati with Deen dayal reaches Rajmahal hotel and wants to marry this Kumar. At this juncture the Prince Kumar also reaches there to complicate the matter.

Anyway, to the relief of everyone in the audience, the pairs are Poor Kumar and Kamala and Prince Kumar with Roopmati. Both marriages take place and the film ends in a Happy mood.

With this kind of predictable story line, there was very little to laugh. The film was directed by P L Santoshi, who tried the same formula many times in his films. The film was produced by Raja Nene. The film was censored on 23rd and released on 27th May 1955. The cast of the film was Shyama, Sajjan, Ranjana, Raja Gosavi, Vasant Shinde, Mirza Musharraf, Prakash, Sulochana, P,Kailash, Heera Sawant etc etc.

Among the cast, the name of P.Kailash who had worked as a Hero in the past, may be a matter of surprise for some readers. For a long time, I was very curious about this actor. One day I was reading a book ” Asli Nakli Chehre ” ( असली नकली चेहरे ) by Vithal Pandya. In this book, he has given information about P.Kailash, who did the main role in the film ” Jai Hanuman-48″, for which Pandya was an assistant Director. Vithal Pandya had spent over 30 years in the film industry from the 30s and 40s. He worked with many directors and under many banners. He wrote 2 books in Gujarati/Hindi, which are highly informative with first hand knowledge. For example, he mentions that S N Tripathi, the Music Director was also an actor and was famous in the role of Hanuman in all Wadia movies. However in this film-Jai Hanuman-48, he had done the role of Ravan. Anyway, based on information in this book coupled with an article by M N Sardana ji, on the Fb page ‘Woh din yaad karo’ about P.Kailash, here is some information on P.Kailash for our readers. My thanks to both of them.

Mr P Kailash (Pandit Kailash Chandra Sharma), was born on 03 February 1924 at Multai, a small town in Distt Betul ( Madhya Pradesh ). After doing H.S.C., he did a stint of teaching in Akola. Bestowed with sharp features, and deep voice, fair coloured P Kailash came to Bombay in 1946 to become an actor. He did not have to wait for much longer to have an entry in the film line .

Seth Chandulal Shah gave him a chance in his mythological movie Jai Hanuman ,as the hero opposite Nirupa Roy . The movie, made under the banner of Ranjit Movietone, was directed by Ramchandra Thakur. Thereafter, Mr Kailash appeared in many mythological, fantasy and historical movies like Veer Durga Das, Sati Anusuiya, Maha Bharat, Prabhu Ki Mahima, Veer Arjun, Gopal Krishna, Nadir Shah, Thief Of Baghdad, Hercules, Aab E Hayat, Gul E Bakawali etc. In 1953, he performed as a cop in Ranjit Mvietone’s Papi ,along with Raj Kapoor. With Dilip Kumar, he did a role which had comic shades in Leader. Shirin Farhad, made by veteran filmmaker Aspi Irani, was another movie in which his performance was much appreciated .

Mr P Kailash appeared in numerous movies made by Filmmakers like Shree Ram Bohra, B K Adarsh and Filmistan. Maine Jeena Seekh Liya, Hum Kahan Ja Rahe Hain ,Picnic ,Baba Sari Ladli (Rajasthani), Jekra Charnwa Mein Lagle Pranwa (Bhojpuri), Love and Murder were the movies , Mr P Kailash did for the said film makers.

Versatile director Krishan Chopra (May God Bless His Soul),who died before completing his second movie, gave him a lifetime role of a tyrannical landlord in Heera Moti which was based upon the heart warming story Do Bailon Ki Katha,written by great writer Prem Chand. He brought alive the arrogant and heartless Zamindaar on the screen with his dynamic performance.

Krishan Chopra, impressed with the magnificent personality of Mr P Kailash, gave him an important role in his next movie Gaban ,which was completed by Hrishkesh Mukherjee,after Mr Chopra passed away untimely. It was a sad coincidence that Mr P Kailash,also did not live long. While on a visit to his birth place Multai, he suffered a massive heart attack and left for his heavenly abode on 23 May 1967. Payal Ki Jhankaar, made by Filmistan and Thief of Baghdad by Mr Shree Ram Bohra were released later, after he had gone forever at the young age of 43 years,leaving behind his two daughters, one son and wife .

P.Kailash acted in 43 films. His first film was Jai Hanuman-48 and the last released film was Irada-1971.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosale and Chorus. Written by P L Santoshi, it is composed by Vinod, MD of the film. Enjoy…..
(Thanks to book “Eena Mina Dika” by Sanjit Narwekar, for some points).


Song-Ye mana ki duniya mein..haa haa hee hee hoo hoo (Haa Haa Hee Hee Hoo Hoo)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist- P L Santoshi, MD- Vinod
All chorus
Female chorus
Male chorus
Asha Bhonsle + All chorus

Lyrics

Ye mana ki duniya mein gham hi gham hai
magar gham nahin kuchh
salaamat jo hum hain

khushi mein to hansta hai saara zamaana
khushi mein to hansta hai saara zamaana
maza to tab hai
ke gham mein bhi gaa tu
hey
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo
hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo

ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
hoy hoy
haa haa hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo

hote rahte hain
pyaar mein jhoothhe sachche waayde
hote rahte hain
pyaar mein jhoothhe sachche waayde
ulfat ke jahaan ke
ulte seedhhe kaayde
ulfat ke jahaan ke
ulte seedhhe kaayde
main nahin wo main
tu nahin wo tu
main nahin wo main
tu nahin wo tu
hey
haa haa hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo
hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo

haa haa he hee hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo
hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo

duniya ke baazaar mein
lut jaane ka shor hai
ha ha ha shor hai
duniya ke baazaar mein
lut jaane ka shor hai
sach poochho to dil ke andar
dil ka baithha chor hai
sach poochho to dil ke andar
dil ka baithha chor hai
main nahin wo main
tu nahin wo tu
main nahin wo main
tu nahin wo tu
hey
haa haa hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo
hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo

haa haa hee hee hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo
hoo hoo
ha ha hee hee hoo hoo
haa haa hee hee hoo


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:

4361 Post No. : 15684

Today’s song, rather a beautiful Bhajan, is from the film Bhagwat Mahima-55. Earlier 3 songs/Bhajans of this film are discussed here, so it will be the 4th Bhajan from this film to appear here.

The film was made by Filmistan. It was directed by a veteran All-rounder Vithaldas Panchotiya and the music was composed by Hemant kumar- who was famous for creating Bhajans in films.

Hemant Kumar’s associaton with Filmistan started with the film Anand math-52. Director Hemen Gupta recommended his name to S.Mukherjee at that time. Having heard Hemant’s name for his Bangla songs, Mukherjee accepted his name. Earlier C Ramchandra had left Filmistan during the making of film Shabistan-51, due to the interference of his old tormentor Bibhuti Mitra, the film Director.(He was called for the film Anarkali again, after Basant Prakash had left halfway).

Hemant did many films for Filmistan like Shart-54, Samrat-54,Nagin-54, Jagriti-54, Bhagwat Mahima-55 and Durgesh nandini-56. When Hemant was asked to make music for the film Nagin, an interesting event happened. S.Mukherjee had never worked with Master Bhagwan, but he had immense faith in Bhagwan’s Music sense. Most times Mukherjee used to ask Bhagwan’s advice on song tunes of his films. One day, C Ramchandra hosted a party at his bungalow-Sai prasad, Dadar, to celebrate Silver jubilee of film Albela. When the party was in full swing, on the IIIrd floor terrace, Mukherjee called Bhagwan aside and asked him to come with him to the ground floor. Bhagwan was surprised, but without questioning, he accompanied him to the ground floor. There he saw a young man with a Harmonium. Mukherjee said,” Dada, listen to these tunes and give me your opinion.” Then he turned to that young bespectacled man and asked him to play his song tunes. After listening to the tunes, Bhagwan looked excited and said,” My God, kya superb tunes hai ye. Sab gaane hit honge”. That was Hemant Kumar with Nagin Tunes ! Needless to say that Mukherjee passed all tunes.

The decade of 1950s, besides being a part of the “Golden Era” of Hindi film music, also was a very favourable period for Religious films. This was a decade in which maximum number of Mythological/Religious films were made – a record number of 124 films in 10 years’ time. This gave an unprecedented average of One film every month for 10 years at a stretch ! This was a period when joint families still existed and there were many senior citizens in almost every family-who were keen on seeing religious films. The TV had not yet arrived and stage dramas were relegated to the second place in entertainment for families.

During the 1960s and the 1970s, the number of Religious films dwindled, as a variety of topics were handled by films – including the New Wave films, which focused on different issues of the Middle class Indians.

Film Bhagwat Mahima-55 was based on Bhagwat Puran stories. Out of all the 18 Puranas of Hindu religion, Bhagwat Puran is the most popular and most read scripture. It contains 18000 Shlokas in 12 Cantos or Chapters and has stories about Lord Shri Krishna and his devotees. Bhagwat puran has 3 main sections, which emphasize about 1) Bhakti Yog or the Spiritual path to God, 2) Dnyaan Yog or the Wisdom Path and 3) (Nishkaam) Karm Yog or the Virtuous Action Path (without expecting fruits thereof). The entire Puran is about Krishna from his birth to his exit from this world and stories about events and people connected with him throughout his Mortal life.

Hemant Kumar (16-6-1920 to 26-9-1989) excelled in religious films, with his melodious music,often sung in his own voice. Looking at his career statistics, he was more successful as a Singer in Hindi films than as a Music Director. He sang 320 songs in 173 films, while he gave music to only 55 films, composing 423 songs, in his career. I simply love his songs, especially his duets with Lata and Geeta Dutt.

When he first came to Bombay in 1951 to score music for film Anand Math-52, he had a problem with Hindi language pronunciations. As a professional, it is to his credit that he tried hard and successfully corrected his Hindi, while retaining the characteristic Bangla sweetness in his voice. Lata had once said,” when Hemant Kumar sings, you feel a Sadhu is singing !”. Hemant Kumar usually wore a Dhoti and Kurta. His voice was typically different and by nature he was a thorough Gentleman.

The director of this film was Vithaldas Panchotiya. Except those readers, who have a knowledge of early era Hindi films, it is unlikely that other readers might have even heard this name. In the early era, when the studio system was firmly established, the artistes employed by the studio had no specific duties. Anybody and everybody had to do what was needed by the company. Due to this many capable artistes became all rounders in film making.

Vithaldas Panchotiya was certainly one such person. He has been a Producer, Director, story writer, dialogue writer, screenplay writer, lyricist, Singer, Music Director and God knows what else !

Born in October 1906 in Vadnagar in Gujarat, he followed his father’s footsteps. His father worked in stage dramas and toured with the drama company. From the age of 8 years Vithaldas started acting in dramas. Later he joined Calcutta’s Alfred Drama company, owned by Madon Theatres Limited. He worked on a salary of Rs. 35 pm. While working in dramas, he established his own Gujarat Film company and produced 12 silent films in 10 years. Vithaldas first acted in silent film ‘ Dhruv charitra’-1921. He learnt dance and music too. He acted , directed, sang songs and gave music also. He acted in Talkie film ” Muflis Ashiqe”-1932, claimed to be India’s first comedy film. He acted, sang and composed music for this film.

Being a staunch Gandhian, he used to participate in rallies etc. Some of his films were Hindustan-32, Insaf ki Tope-34, Gaibi Gola-35 ( he was the writer and the director too.He gave a break to Baby Noorjahan in this film.), Khudai Khidamadgar-37 aka Garib ki Tope, Takdir ki Tope-38 etc . As per one source, he acted in 35 films, directed 10 talkie films, sang 8 songs, gave music to 1 film and wrote Lyrics to 2 films. Additionally story, dialogues and screenplay writing were also done by him. Some of his films were, Shaikh chilli-37, Khush naseeb-46, Prabhu ki maya-55, Ghar ki numaish-49, Karmaveer-38, Raman-54, Jagriti-54, Hum sab chor hain-56, Basant 60, Bhagvat mahima etc.

I find it very difficult to know exactly how many films he did in various capacities in the 1930s, as there are conflicting claims by him and Master Fida Hussain. In a few cases the details in HFGK and what he claims, gets contradicted. Some of his films in the 40s are Ramanuj-43, Giribala-47, Grihalaxmi-48, Ghar ki Numaish-48 ( released only in 1962, with the title ‘ Jai ho muhabbat ki ‘ )

Thanks to information and statistical data provided by Shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji of Surat, we know that his Filmography consists of a total 11+ 26 films. The break up is-

11 silent films
25 Talkie films as Actor and 1 film as a writer only.
9 films as a Director
2 films as Lyricist and
2 films as Music Director
As per Muvyz data, he sang 37 songs in 8 films.

from 1951 to 1960, he did 13 films- mostly ( 9) for Filmistan. He directed 2 of them. After 1960 his work was reduced. The death of his 3 sons broke him emotionally. As a true Gandhian, it was his dream to make a film- Gandhi Sangram- on mahatma Gandhi. He had done all the spade work and the Muhurat of shooting was also done on 2-10-1987, The Government had promised finance. Even Rajiv Gandhi promised him that. However nothing came to him and he died on 30-10-1996, with his dream unfulfilled.

His daughter Shradha used to work in Gujarati films. She too died in a Train accident in 2000. Her daughter Deepshikha is an actress.

The story of the film Bhagwat Mahima-55 is……

Nagar Seth, a rich man living in one of the gayest cities of India, had everything he wanted in life with one exception. And that was his having no children. His wife, Shanta, consoled him by saying that it was better not to have a child rather than have one who would ruin the fair name of the family by his mis-deeds. She narrated to her husband the story of Sukhram who served his son for three generations in the forms of a bull, a dog and a serpent, even though he could have gone to heaven without doing this service. His son, however, ill-treated the father throughout. Anyway, the story failed to impress Nagar Seth.

One day Shri Jagat Guru Shankaracharya happened to pass through the town. Shanta, who was a disciple of his, requested him to console her husband. In doing so, Shankaracharya narrated a story from the Immortal Classic, Shrimad Bhagvat, wherein Atmadev, also placed in similar circumstances, prayed for a child. Doing penance, Atmadev had `darshan of Narad Muni who gave him a fruit saying that his wife would beget a noble son if she ate the fruit. . Atmadevs wife had no faith in miracles and, on the advice of her sister, Ganga, gave the fruit to her cow.
Ganga, who was expecting a baby, offered her child to Dhundhuli (Atmadevs wife) for some consideration. Thus, Atmadev was made to believe that Ganga’s child was his own. He was named Dhundhukari.

At the same time, the cow which had eaten the fruit, also gave birth to a son who was human in every feature except his ears which were shaped like cows. This boy was also brought up by Atmadev and named “Gokarn”.

Both the boys grew up together and, in due course, became young men. Gokarn, who led a pious and righteous life, became a learned and famous man. Dhundhukari, on the other hand, grew up in bad ways and became the terror of the town. . One day, Dhundhukaris real father, i.e.Ganga’s husband, told Atmadev about his son’s real identity. This so much upset Atmadev that he went away into the forest. There, later, he lost his life.

Champa, a helpless girl and one of the many victims of Dhundhukari, conspired with some of her friends and killed Dhundhukari. Because of his manifold sins, he then became a wandering ghost. . Gokarn, who had now become a Mahatma, was at Gaya offering `Pind Dan to his deceased father when he learned about Dhundhukari’s fate. To relieve him of his ghostly existence, Gokarn offered `Pind Dan not once, but 108 times. Still, he was not successful. He then offered prayers to Suryadev on the advice of learned pandits. Suryadev, pleased with the prayers, blessed Gokarn and asked him to recite Shrimad Bhagvat for the salvation of Dhundhukari’s ghost.

Today’s Bhajan is sung by Hemant Kumar. It is a very good Bhajan rendered equally nicely by Hemant Kumar. I like it very much. You too will.


Song-Digant Nath devta anant roop sohta (Bhagwat Mahima)(1955) Singer- Hemant Kumar, Lyricist-Sarswati Kumar Deepak, MD- Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

om Japakusuma Samkaasham Kashyapeyam Mahadhyuthim
?? Tamorim Sarva Paapaghnam Pranathosmi Divakaram

Digant Nath devata
anant roop sohta
tamas kiran anek se
?? vishw paalate
Digant Nath devata
anant roop sohta
tamas kiran anek se
?? vishw paalate
Digant Nath devata

kripaalu Ravi kripa karo
kripaalu Ravi kripa karo
dayaalu Ravi daya karo
mahaan ye ?? tu
ke tum karo ??te
Digant Nath devata

suna rahe digant ke
anant ?? bhairavi
saja rahe ho tum nishaan
vishw bhar ki aarti
dukhon se ?? mukti do
ubaarne ki yukti do
sabhi ke paap taap ko
prabhu tumhi sanwaarte
Digant Nath devata
anant roop sohta
tamas kiran anek se
?? vishw paalate
Digant Nath devata
Digant Nath devata aa aa
Digant Nath devata aa aa


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Blog Day: 4328 Post No.: 15619

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 32
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“Insaaniyat”(1955) was produced and directed by S S Wasan for Gemini Pictures, Madras. This movie had Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Bina Rai, Vijaylaxmi, Jayant, Jairaj, Shobhana Samarth, Badr Prasad, Kumar, Agha, Mohana, Zippy (Chimpanzee), T Mukherjee, Ishwar Lala, G v Sharma, Vijay Rao, G Bhatt etc in it.

The movie had a whopping 17 songs in it. How can a movie have so many songs and still have some time left for story ! I also wonder how the music team of the movie had the stamina and drive to create so many songs in a movie !

Eight of these songs have been covered so far.

No. Blog Song number

Songs Posted on
1. 1619 Tere sang sang sang piyaa khel ke main rang 15 July 2009
2. 1790 Chup chup chup hone lagaa kuchh 23 Aug 2009
3. 2381 Aayi jhoom ke bahaar 3 Apr 2010
4. 2487 Main bandar hoon shahar kaa tu banmaanush junglee 24 May 2010
5. 8436 Apni chhaaya mein bhagwaan bithhaa le mujhe 31 July 2013
6. 15013 Raja beta bada hoke jaayega school 30 Apr 2019
7. 15335 Gori kar le tu aaj singaar 11 Dec 2019
8. 15513 Haseenon ka manzoor kar lo salaam 3 Apr 2020

This movie offered one blog Ten year challenge opportunity on 3 april 2020 which was used. Today, seven weeks later, another Blog Ten year challenge opportunity presents itself for this song.

On this occasion, here is the ninth song from “Insaaniyat”(1955) to appear in the blog. his song is sung by Lata and Chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of the song is available. It is clear that the song was lip synced by Bina Roy on screen.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.
Audio link:

Song-Chala gaya hai maaanjhi (Insaaniyat)(1955) singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Lata + Female chorus
Lata + Female chorus + Male chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

chalaa gaya hai maanjhi
naiyyaa chhod beech manjhdhaar
tere haath hai maalik meri
qismat ki patwaar
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj

aaj chalaa mere sar ka saayee
meri nazar se door
aaj chalaa mere sar ka saayee
meri nazar se door
maange hain vardaan ye tujhse
birhan kaa sindoor
jaissey jaayein waissey aaye
ghar mera sartaaj prabhu teri
charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj

thodi si prabhu de do apne
charan kamal ki dhool
de do charan kamal ki dhool
de do charan kamal ki dhool

teri dayaa se bann jaayega
ek ek kaantaa phool
de do charan kamal ki dhool
de do charan kamal ki dhool

tu hai jisska saathi
usske kaun bigaade kaaj
prabhu teri
charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj
rakhiyo mori laaj
prabhu teri charan padi main aaj

rakhiyo mori laaj


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Blog Day :

4295 Post No. : 15549

“Raaj Darbaar”(1955) was directed by Balwant Bhatt for Deepak Pictures. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Ranjan, Ishwahr Lal, Ranjeet Kumari, B M Vyas, Nagpal, Keshari, Shyam Sundar, Master Baccha, Azeem, Asha Mathur, Heena, Neera end in it.

Four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Raaj Darbaar”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Shyam Hindi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

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


Song-Haay re zamaane haay haay re zamaane (Raaj Darbaar)(1955) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Shyam Hindi, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

kate na qaid mein aen
guzre na aashiyaane mein
raha na koi thhikaana mera zamaane mein

haaye re zamaane haaye
haaye re zamaane
haaye re zamaane haaye
haaye re zamaane

sun dard bhare afsaane
sun dard bhare afsaane
haaye
haaye re zamaane haaye
haaye re zamaane
haaye re zamaane haaye
haaye re zamaane

armaanon ka taaj sajaa ke
man ke toote taar baja ke
armaanon ka taaj sajaa ke
man ke toote taar baja ke
hum geet lage hain gaane
hum geet lage hain gaane
haaye haaye re zamaane
haaye haaye re zamaane
haaye re zamaane
haaye haaye re zamaane

chhin gaya mujhse jeewan mera
lut gaya baste baste dera
chhin gaya mujhse jeewan mera
lut gaya baste baste dera
mera haal koi kya jaane
mera haal koi kya jaane
haaye haaye re zamaane
haaye haaye re zamaane
haaye re zamaane
haaye haaye re zamaane


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Blog Day:

4284 Post No. : 15531

“Inaam”(1955) was produced and directed by I M Dharmsee for Zodiac Pictures, Bombay. This Movie had Suraiyya, Nasir Khan, Kammo, Mukri, Yakoob, Protima Devi, Bimla Kumari, Kesarbai, Ajay , Nazar, Nirmal, Kumar, Saadi, Kanwar, M a Lateef, Bismillah, Saif, Arvind Kumar, Rafeeq, Babu, Roshan etc in it.

The mvie had seven songs in it. Six were composed by S N Tripathi whereas one song was composed by Saraswati Devi.

Three songs, all composed by S N Tripathi, have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Inaam”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song is a Krishn bhajan which is sung by Rajkumari and Mohantara Ajinkya. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Saraswati Devi. This is the only song from the movie where Pt Narendra Sharma (as lyricist) and Saraswati Devi (as music diretor) were involved.

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

With this song, the blog now has 500 songs from movies released in 1955.


Song-Tu hi maare tu hi taare (Inaam)(1955) Singers-Rajkumari, Mohantara, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Saraswati Devi

Lyrics

tu hi maare tu hi taare
tu hi maare tu hi taare ae ae
tu hi bigdi baat sanwaare
tu hi bigdi baat sanwaare
tujhe pukaare ae
tujhe pukaare dukhiyaari maa
tujhe pukaare dukhiyaari maa
yashomati ke raaj dulaare
dulaare dulaare ae
raaj dulaare ae
tu hi maare tu hi taare ae ae ae ae
tu hi maare tu hi taare ae ae ae

nand ke nandan sun meri vinti ee
nand ke nandan sun meri vinti
kar meri apnon mein ginti
kar meri apnon mein ginti
sun meri vinti
sun meri vinti
sun meri vinti
sun meri vinti

aa aa aa aa aa aa
tu hai anaathh naath
tere hazaar haath
tu hai anaathh naath
tere hazaar haath
tu hai anaathh naath
tere hazaar haath
bahan subhadra ke bhai suno
aayi main do haath pasaare
haath pasaare ae
hath pasaare ae
hath pasaare ae ae

tu hi maare tu hi taare ae ae ae ae
tu hi maaare tu hi taare,
tu hi taare
tu hi taare ae ae ae ae


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Blog Day: 4277 Post No.: 15513

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 16
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Now a days we have been managing one or two posts a day daily. When I look back ten years ago, we had similar situation in the blog even in those days.

For instance, on this day ten years ago, viz on 3 april 2010, two songs were covered in the blog viz:

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Main pyaar ka deewaanaa Aayi Milan Ki Bela-1964 All Songs posted
Aayi jhoom ke bahaar Insaaniyat-1955 07 of 17 songs posted

“Insaaniyat”(1955) was produced and directed by S S Wasan for Gemini Pictures, Madras. This movie had Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Bina Rai, Vijaylaxmi, Jayant, Jairaj, Shobhana Samarth, Badr Prasad, Kumar, Agha, Mohana, Zippy (Chimpanzee), T Mukherjee, Ishwar Lala, G v Sharma, Vijay Rao, G Bhatt etc in it.

The movie had a whopping 17 songs in it. Seven of these songs have been covered so far.

Song Posted On
Tere sang sang piyaa khel ke main rang 15.07.2009
Chup chup chup hone lagaa kuchh 23.08.2009
Aayi jhoom ke bahaar 03.04.2010
Main bandar hoon shahar kaa … 24.05.2010
Apni chhaayaa mein bhagwaan bithhaa le mujhe 31.07.2013
Raja beta bada hoke jaayega school 30.04.2019
Gori kar le tu aaj singaar 11.12.2019

The third song from this movie viz.Aayi jhoom ke bahaar was covered in the blog ten years ago. So this gives us an opportunity to cover another song from the movie under the “Blog Ten year Challenge” series. So here is the eighth song from “Insaaniyat”(1955). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised as a rajdarbaar dance song. I am unable to identify the dancer lip syncing in Asha Bhonsle’s voice. I request our kowledgeale readers to help identify her as well as others seen in the picturisation.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala, who keeps a keen eye on “Blog Ten Year Challenge” opportunities which have been rather limited for the last few weeks.


Song-Haseenon ka manzoor kar lo salaam (Insaaniyat)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Haseenon ka manzoor Kar lo salaam
Tumhaari mohabbat ke Ham hai ghulaam
Ham hain ghulaam
Tere ham hai ghulaam
Haseenon ka manzoor Kar lo salaam
Tumhaari mohabbat ke Ham hai ghulaam
Ham hain ghulaam
Tere ham hai ghulaam

mere mukhde ka til hai tumhaare liye ae
mera naazuk sa dil hai tumhaare liye ae
mere mukhde ka til hai tumhaare liye
mera naazuk sa dil hai tumhaare liye
tumhaare liye
mere honthhon ke jaam
tumhaare liye
mere honthhon ke jaam

Tumhaari mohabbat ke Ham hai ghulaam
Ham hain ghulaam
Tere ham hai ghulaam
Haseenon ka manzoor
Kar lo salaam
Tumhaari mohabbat ke
Ham hai ghulaam
Ham hain ghulaam
Tere ham hai ghulaam

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हसीनों का मंज़ूर कर लो सलाम
तुम्हारी मोहब्बत के हम हैं ग़ुलाम
हम हैं ग़ुलाम
तेरे हम हैं ग़ुलाम
हसीनों का मंज़ूर कर लो सलाम
तुम्हारी मोहब्बत के हम हैं ग़ुलाम
हम हैं ग़ुलाम
तेरे हम हैं ग़ुलाम

मेरे मुखड़े का तिल है तुम्हारे लिए ए
मेरा नाज़ुक सा दिल है तुम्हारे लिए ए
मेरे मुखड़े का तिल है तुम्हारे लिए
मेरा नाज़ुक सा दिल है तुम्हारे लिए
तुम्हारे लिए
मेरे होंठों के जाम
तुम्हारे लिए मेरे होंठों के जाम

तुम्हारी मोहब्बत के हम हैं ग़ुलाम
हम हैं ग़ुलाम
तेरे हम हैं ग़ुलाम
हसीनों का मंज़ूर कर लो सलाम
तुम्हारी मोहब्बत के हम हैं ग़ुलाम
हम हैं ग़ुलाम
तेरे हम हैं ग़ुलाम


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Blog Day: 4275 Post No.: 15510

“Naqaab”(1955) was produced and directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for Tasveeristaan. The movie had Shammi Kapoor, Madhubala, Asha Mathur, Ajit, Heera Lal, Yashodhara Katju, Maruti etc. in it.

“Naqaab”(1955) had eleven sons in it. Six songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the seventh song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

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


Song-Meri kasam tumhem mera ye raaz raaz rahe(Naqaab)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Pt Govind Ram

Lyrics

Meri kasam tumhen
mera ye raaz raaz rahe
jo naaz tumpe hai mujhe
sada wo naaz rahe
meri kasam tumhen
mera ye raaz raaz rahe
jo naaz tumpe hai mujhe
sada wo naaz rahe

tumhaare haath mein hai
pardaa-daari aaj meri
tumhaare haath mein hai
pardaa-daari aaj meri
ab imtahaan hai ke
ye ishq sarfaraz rahe
meri kasam tumhen
mera ye raaz raaz rahe
jo naaz tumpe hai mujhe
sada wo naaz rahe

dil o nazar mein hua
hai jo silsila kaayam
dil o nazar mein hua
hai jo silsila kaayam
khuda kare phir wohi
silsila daraaj rahe
meri kasam tumhen
mera ye raaz raaz rahe
jo naaz tumpe hai mujhe
sada wo naaz rahe


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