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4560 Post No. : 16157

“Jai Shree”(1956) was directed by Balchandra Shukla and Harsukh Bhatt for Rajshree Productions, Bombay. HFGK mentions that Rajshree Productions had apparently bought the distribution rights of this movie and had released it under the banner of Ratndeep Pictures.

The movie had Nimmi, Pradeep Kumar, Lalita Pawar, Jeewan, Jayant, Radhakishan, Roopmala, Chaman Puri, Kesri, Gadadhar Sharma, Jagdeesh Kanwal, Baby Daisy Irani, Master Vijay Kumar etc in it.

This “social” movie had eight songs in it. Two song has been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Jai Shree”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam, Lata and chorus. Gopal Singh Nepali is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of this “sahelis teasing a lady” song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye (Jai Shree)(1956) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Lata, Lyrics-Gopal Singh Nepali, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se
kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se

o o o
o o o
udta hua panchhi jaane apna thhikaana
udta hua panchhi jaane
udta hua panchhi jaane apna thhikaana
jhoom uthhi main sun ke uska taraana
sakhi uska taraana

jhoom jhoom ke ji kahin sar na ghoom jaaye
sar na ghoom jaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se

o o o
o o o
maine to dekha thha zara yoon hi machal ke
maine to dekha thha zara yoon hi machal ke
nazro ke saath gaya dil hi uchhal ke
sakhi dil hi uchhal ke

kaske rahi jab kamaan
teer kyun chalaaye
teer kyu chalaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se

o o o
o o o
dekhte hi aisa laga
mil chuke hain khwaab mein
dekhte hi aisa laga
dekhte hi aisa laga
mil chuke hain khwaab mein
kuch nahin soojha to sakhi uthh padi jawaab mein
jee uthh padi jawaab mein

pyaar to pehle hansaaye phir hansi udaaye
phir hansi udaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se
kaahe ko pardesiya se aankh tu ladaaye
udta hua panchhi kabhi haath nahin aaye
kaahe ko pardesiya se


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4540 Post No. : 16109

Today’s song or rather a qawwaali is from the film “Talwar ka Dhani”-1956. The film was made by Dwarka Khosla under his own banner Vikas Productions, Bombay. The film was , naturally, directed by him.

Dwarka was born in 1904 in Hoshiarpur, Punjab. He started from Silent films. His first Talkie film as a director was Josh-E-Jawani-1935. He directed 33 films. His last film was Reporter Raju-1962.

“Talwar ka Dhani”-56 was a Costume drama. It was actually a remake of the same name film made in 1938. I remember another such film which was remade with the same title and same story, after 14 years. Film Gunsundari was made as a Silent film in 1927. It was remade as a Talkie film, with the same title and same Heroine in 1934. The Heroine was Gohar Mamajiwala and both films were made by Ranjit, directed by Chandulal Shah. 14 years later, his nephew, Ratilal Punatar remade film Gunsundari in 1948, with Nirupa Roy as a Heroine. By coincidence, all the 3 films were successful and popular hit films, mainly due to a very powerful story.

Similar history is for one more film. Film Anarkali was first made as a Silent film in 1928, with Sulochana (Ruby Meyers) as the heroine. Later, a Talkie film with the same name, same story and same Heroine was remade in 1935. What’s more, film Anarkali was made once more in 1953 and even in this film Sulochana acted-not as a Heroine , but as Hero’s mother ! Thus, she became the first and the only actress to work in the same titled, same story 3 films. Ashok Kumar was the only actor who also worked in 3 films with the same Title-Kangan, in 1939, 1959 and 1972. Of course the stories were different in all films.

Actress Sulochana happens to be the only actress to have worked in most Same Titled films, in the same role. She featured as a Heroine in silent film Madhuri-28 and Talkie film Madhuri-1932, as well as Silent film Indira B.A.-1929 and Talkie film Indira M.A.-1934. She also featured in Silent film Bambai ki Billi-1927 and Talkie Bambai ki Billi-1936. She did 8 different roles in this film.

Talking of Remakes, Mala-41 was remade as Amar-54 in which actor Jayant did the same role in both films and Naushad was the MD for both films. Film Aurat-40 was remade as Mother India-1957 in which actor Kanhaiyalal did the same role in both films. Film Grihasti-48 was remade as Ghar basa ke dekho-63 and Malkin 53 was remade as Biradari-66. There are many such cases in Hindi films. However, the same Title, same artiste in the same role and same story films are rare.

The decade of 50’s was right in the middle of the Golden Period of HFM and 1956 was the midpoint of the 50’s. A total of 120 films were made in this year comprising a variety of Genres. Consequently as many as almost 30 MDs gave music in this period, but the major chunk of 50 Musical films was shared by 10 MDs only. Surprisingly, Naushad the king of popular music had not even a single film in this year. The share was – C Ramchandra did 3 films, SD Burman did only 1 film-Funtoosh, S-J did 8 films and 7 of these were Hit films (Rajhath, Patrani, New Delhi, Chori chori, Basant Bahar, Halaku and Kathputli). Then Hemant Kumar did maximum 9 films, but all were mediocre, Madan Mohan did 6 films-out of which 4 films were Musical….Bhai Bhai, 50-50, Memsahib and Pocketmaar. Husnlal-Bhagatram did 3 non descript films, but O P Nayyar blew his trumpet with 6 musical films out of his 8 films in 1956…Naya Andaz, Hum sab chor hain, Dhake ki malmal,CID, Chhoo Mantar and Bhagam Bhag. Chitragupta did 8 films, Ravi 1 film and Anil Biswas 3 films. ( data from HFGK)

Talwar ka Dhani-56 had a cast of Nadira, Manhar Desai, B M Vyas, Shammi, Dalpat, Kammo, Maruti, Sulochana etc. It was a costume stunt film.When I first went to see this film in its second run in 1960 or so, I thought that this must be based on the story of “King Arthur and his sword”, but I was mistaken. Probably the producers had not even heard who this Arthur was, and they based their story on Gujarat background.
Appropriately, the hero was also Manhar Desai(real name Malcom Alfredo Desai( 3-8-17 to25-2-92), a Goan who was a Popular Hero in Gujarati films those days.

The Vikas production film was directed by Dwaraka Khosla-a veteran of 33 films in 30 years from 1932(Veer kunal) to 1962(Reporter Raju).The Lyricists in this film were Anjum Jaipuri(for above song) and G.S.Nepali.The story,s/play and dialogues were by Masood. The title was very misleading,but many films with Talwar were produced,like Talwar ka paani,Bedhari Talwar,Chauhani Talwar,Bhawani Talwar,Nangi Talwar,Taj aur Talwar,Tilasmi Talwar and also a Talwarwala ! The story was…

Queen mother Sudha(Sulochana) sent her infant prince(Pakku) to a secret place through her Loyal sardar(B.M.Vyas) to avoid torture by the rebell Villain Megha(Anwar). Megha’s army chases them but they escape safely. Megha starts killing all the loyalists and Queen sends S.O.S. to her loyal Thakurs. From them come Vijay(Manhar),Rani(Nadira) and Gopu(Maruti). They enter the Palace in disguise of Dancers and meet the Queen. They hatch a plan to kidnap the Princess and reach her to hideout of Prince. This plan is passed on to Megha by Indira(Shammi) the loyal maid. Megha allows the plan and then captures Prince, Princess and these 3 fighters. But a helpful Saroj(Kammo), maid helps them to freedom.

These 3 fighters collect an army of Thakurs and attack Megha. There is a fight in which Megha is burnt alive, instead of the Prince.
The Queen makes Vijay her Vazir and marries him with Rani.

B M Vyas is one artiste who is not discussed much anywhere- like Ramayan Tiwari or Jayant. Only a few villains like K N Singh, Jeevan, Yakub, N A Ansari etc are discussed as popular villains. Less exposure hides some qualities of that artiste which remain unknown to the general public. How many of us know that B M Vyas was a trained singer and that he has given Playback in 4 Hindi films ? Surprised ? This is what I meant.

Actor Brij Mohan aka B.M.Vyas was one artiste who started as a singer, became a drama actor and then ended up as a villain, character actor. B.M.Vyas was born as Brijmohan Vyas on Vijayadashami (22 October) day of 1920 in Churu, Rajasthan. He is the younger brother of the well-known poet and lyricist, Bharat Vyas. He was married at the age of 17 when his wife, Jamna was just 11. They had 71 years of marital bliss before Jamna passed away in 2008. They had six daughters and a son. After acting in over 200 films in various languages, Vyas quit acting in the early 1990s. Then he moved to his residence in Kalyan. Having seen various shades of life, Vyas lived a contented life with his children and grandchildren.

On 15 January, 1944, actor Prithviraj Kapoor realised his dream when Prithvi Theatre, his own drama company came into being. Mahakavi Kalidas’ classic Shakuntala was chosen to be their first performance. The play’s cast included Uzra Mumtaz (younger sister of Zohra Segal) to play Shakuntala, Prithviraj Kapoor to play Dhushyant, K N Singh was cast as Rishi Kanva, Shakuntala’s foster father, Sati Devi (Bijoya Ray’s sister, Ruma Guha Thakurta’s mother) as Gautami, caretaker of Kanva Ashram who raises Shakuntala, and Hemavati (Daya Kishan Sapru’s wife) to play Shakuntala’s friend Priyamvada, among others. A young, 24 years old, B M Vyas was recruited as a singer by the drama company to sing songs in their play at a monthly salary of 75 Rupees.

Once when rehearsals for their maiden show were in progress and Vyas was done with his singing rehearsals, he was watching rehearsals of the cast. One of his songs for the play was “Bitiya Rani Kahan Kahan Tapasvi Log, Milna Julna Rehgaya Nadi Naav Sanjog”. The cast was rehearsing for a scene which needed Rishi Kanva to recite a mantra in Sanskrit, but actor K N Singh was having trouble reciting it. Prithviraj was trying to help him but was also faltering in saying it perfectly. Vyas , an expert in Hindi and Sanskrit, having immense knowledge of Ved Mantra was witnessing the proceedings for two days. It was possibly the blessing of Goddess Saraswati that inspired him to say the mantra aloud. On hearing him intone the mantra with such Brahminical precision, Prithviraj was very impressed and asked him to help K N Singh in saying the mantra correctly. But soon K N Singh informed Prithviraj ji that he will not be able to speak Devbhasha (Sanskrit) and that he should look for another artiste for the role. Prithviraj asked Prithvi Theatre’s manager Ramesh Saigal to approach Vyas for the role. Vyas , who had already acted in a Rajasthani play Ramu Chanana earlier, readily agreed and stepped into the role and thus started his journey as an actor.

While the rehearsals were still on, Vyas suffered a personal tragedy and had to go back home in Bikaner, Rajasthan. There he fell sick with typhoid. Here rehearsals were in full swing as the play was to premiere on 9 March, 1945 at the Royal Opera House. The final date was about a month away so Prithviraj asked him to come back as soon as possible. Vyas returned with his wife though he was still unwell. On the day he resumed his rehearsals he couldn’t do much due to frequent blackouts. The medication he was on, did not seem to help him much. He remembers the doctor from Kalbadevi who treated him for free; with his medication, Vyas ji’s health improved considerably in just three days.

The final round of rehearsals was done and finally the day of Prithvi Theatre’s first play to be staged, arrived. For the first performance of Shakuntala, many known names of the film industry were present at Royal Opera House. In the scene where Rishi Kanva makes an entry on stage he was required to raise his hands for blessing but Vyas was still weak and his hands started shaking. He tried a lot to control them but to no avail. He then remembered that he had seen many old people whose hands and head would involuntarily shake, so he started to shake his head too. The end result was so effective that during the play’s interval Prithviraj came and hugged him. He asked him how he developed that body language, Vyas told him about his genuine problem. Prithiviraj told him that he did a wonderful job and should continue with the same every time the play was staged.

Vyas had a long association with Prithvi Theatre, from 1944 to 1955. During this period he toured with the group to various cities and got an opportunity to showcase his singing and acting skills in various plays like – Deewar, Pathan, Aahuthi, Gaddar, Kalaakar, etc.

Vyas was interested in music since childhood. He is a self-taught singer. In the early 1940s Bharat Vyas called his younger brother to Mumbai. Soon Vyas ji got the opportunity to act and sing as many as twenty songs for the Rajasthani play Ramu Chanana written by Bharat . Music Director Naushad Sahab’s assistant Ghulam Muhammad who hailed from Rajasthan was very impressed when he heard Vyas’s voice in the play. He took him to meet Naushad Sahab who was working on the soundtrack of the film Pehle Aap (1944). Vyas got an opportunity to sing a group song “Hindustan Ke Hum Hain, Hindustan Hamara; Hindu Muslim Dono Ki Aakhon Ka Tara” with established singers G. M. Durrani and Shyam Kumar along with a new singer Mohammed Rafi. Since this song was supposed to be sung by soldiers on screen, Vyas and Rafi Sahab had to wear heavy boots and do a rhythmic march while singing to give an effect of an army troop. Such effects could not be added to a song with the technology available then; it all had to be done in real time. However the first ever song Vyas sang for a film was “Alakh Niranjan, Jai Jai Jai Manaranjan” from Bhartrihari (1944) which was picturized on Arun Ahuja (Govinda’s father).

Vyas gave playback in four films – Bhartrihari (1944, MD: Khemchand Prakash), Pehle Aap (1944, MD: Naushad), Maharana Pratap (1946, MD: Ram Ganguli) and Naulakha Haar (MD: R C Boral) before destiny took him on a different path. He remembers meeting Rafi Sahab years later who sweetly said “Pandit ji you changed our line (singing)” to which Vyas admitted that he did not see much of a future for himself in singing and hence switched to acting.

After Prithvi Theatre’s first play Shakuntala was staged, Devika Rani (owner of Bombay Talkies) was keen to know who played Rishi Kanva. When she saw the 24 yrs old Vyas she was surprised, she never expected to see such a young man. She offered him a role in a Bombay Talkies film to be directed by actor Jairaj but the film was never made.

When Ramesh Saigal moved away from Prithvi Theatre, he joined Chetan Anand’s company India Pictures as Production Manager. They were working on their next film Neecha Nagar (1946) when Ramesh Saigal offered Vyas a small role (protagonist’s elder brother) in the film. Prithvi Theatre never laid any restrictions on their actors; they could take outside work while working in their plays. Vyas was eager to face the camera and accepted the role with open arms. He is credited as ‘Vyas ji’s in this film. Soon he played a small role in Raj Kapoor‘s Aag (1948) where he is credited as ‘Brijmohan’. But the role that gave him recognition in the film industry was in Barsaat (1949) where he played actress Nargis’ father. For this film he is credited as ‘B. M. Vyas’. Thus Vyas ji’s film career took off and he never looked back.

He has had a long and very successful career of more than four decades and has been part of many memorable classics. He has always been a character artist who started his career with portraying old characters. His last film most probably was Maa (1991). Vyas was very keen to work with the great filmmaker V Shantaram and approached him for work. Shantaram was planning Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957) and was busy casting actors to play six prisoners in the film. He did not tell him that he is Bharat’s younger brother who was the lyricist of the film. When Vyas approached him, Shantaram was initially a bit apprehensive due to his height but soon cast him as one of the prisoners, Jalia Nai. They had a month-long schedule in Kolhapur.

When the reels were sent to Rajkamal Studios for processing, it was found that due to dirt particles on the lens there were lines all across the frame in all the reels and the whole month’s hard work had gone to waste. They had to reshoot the entire thing. Vyas had a tough time managing schedules due to this re-shoot as he had other films in hand too.

B M Vyas acted in 175 films. His first film was Neecha Nagar-46 and last film was Oh,Darling ! yeh hai India-95. Vyas ji left for a better world on 11 March, 2013. (Adapted from articles from Maitri Manthan and Blog beete hue din, with thanks.)

Talwar ka dhani-56 had music by my favourite Melody Maker Chitragupta. Today’s qawali is sung by Yousuf Ansari aka Yusuf Azad Qawal (23-3-1920 to 27-2-1998). Yusuf also acted in 3 films. He sang 16 songs in 15 films. However his NFS and qawalis are more famous and more popular. Let us enjoy this one today.


Song- Hamen itna bata do ishq ki manzil kahaan tak hai(Talwaar Ka Dhani)(1956) Singer-Yusuf Aazaad Qawwaal, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

hamen itna bataa do
ishq ki manzil kahaan tak hai
hamen itna bataa do
ishq ki manzil kahaan tak hai

hamen itna bataa do
ishq ki manzil kahaan tak hai
muhabbabt ka ye afsaana
zameen se aasmaan tak hai
muhabbabt ka ye afsaana
zameen se aasmaan tak hai

hansi jab lab pe aati hai
zamaana jhoom jaata hai
naa jaane kaun aake ae ae ae
naa jaane kaun aake
daaman-e-dil choom jaata hai
kahaani kiske waadon ki
hamaari daastaan tak hai
kahaani kiske waadon ki
hamaari daastaan tak hai

aa aa aa
haan haan haan
muhbbat ka ye afsaana
zameen se aasmaan tak hai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
milaake aankh sharmaana
adaa se muskura dena hai
tumhen kisne sikhaaya hai
ae ae ae
ae ae ae
tumhen kisne sikhaaya hai
kisi ka dil chura lena
ye bijli kyun nigaahon se
hamaare ashiyaan tak hai
ye bijli kyun nigaahon se
hamaare aashiyaan tak hai

aa aa aa aa
mohbbat ka ye afsaana
zameen se aasmaan tak hai

nazar kyon milke sharmai
koi raaj kya jaane
samajh mein kuch nahi aate
ae ae ae
o o o
o o o
samajh mein kuch nahin aate
teri nazaro ke afsaane
wahi tak hai ye nazaara
nazar jiski jahaan tak hai
wahin tak hai ye nazaara
nazar jiski jahaan tak hai

aa aa aa aa
haan haan
mohbbat ka ye afsaana
zameen se aasmaan tak hai

aa aa aa aa
mohbbat ka ye afsaana
zameen se aasmaan tak hai


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4518 Post No. : 16073

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part X: Year 1956
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No we have reached part ten of this ambitious series. Lata Mangeshkar sang her first Hindi film songs in 1946. She sang just four songs that year and 5 songs the next year. By the time she completed one decade of her career, she had already sung more than one thousand songs in HFM, becoming the first playback singer to achieve this feat.

1956 was the eleventh year of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in Hindi movies. In other words she entered the second decade of her HFM career this year. If she had sung 4 songs in 3 movies in 1946, 1956 saw her singing a whopping 204 songs in 49 movies.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1956 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 26th January C Ramchandra 2 5 5 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
2 Aan Baan Husnlal Bhagatram 2 3 3 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
3 Aawaaz Salil Chaudhari 6 6 5 1 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil (2) Zia Sarhadi (2) Prem Dhawan (1) Shailendra (1)
4 Anjaan Hemant Kumar 6 6 6 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
5 Anuraag Mukesh 2 8 4 0 0 0 Indeewar (2) Kaif Irfani (2)
6 Bandhan Hemant Kumar 1 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
7 Basant Bahaar Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 2 1 1 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
8 Bhai Bhai Madan Mohan 8 8 6 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
9 Chori Chori Shankar Jaikishan 8 8 2 5 1 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (4)
10 Dashehra N Datta 0 1 1 0 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
11 Devta C Ramchandra 4 6 5 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
12 Dhola Maaru S K Pal 0 3 2 0 1 0 Bharat Vyas
13 Dilli Darbaar S N Tripathi 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
14 Durgesh Nandini Hemant Kumar 6 6 5 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
15 Ek Hi Raasta Hemant Kumar 3 5 2 3 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
16 Fifty Fifty Madan Mohan 3 3 3 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
17 Halaaku Shankar Jaikishan 8 8 5 2 1 0 Shailendra (5) Hasrat Jaipuri (3)
18 Hamaara Watan Hemant Kumar 0 1 1 0 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
19 Harihar Bhakti K Datta 1 1 1 0 0 0 S P Kalla
20 Heer Anil Biswas 2 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan (1) Majrooh Sultanpuri (1)
21 Insaaf Chitragupta 2 2 2 0 0 0 Asad Bhopali
22 Inspector Hemant Kumar 2 3 2 1 0 0 S H Bihari
23 Jaagte Raho Salil Chaudhari 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
24 Jai Shree Chitragupta 2 5 3 0 2 0 Gopal Singh Nepali (4) Anjum Jaipuri (1)
25 Kaarwaan S Mohinder 2 2 1 1 0 0 Tanveer Naqvi
26 Kar Bhala Nisaar Chic Chocolate 1 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
27 Kismat Ka Khel Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 5 1 0 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
28 Lalkaar Sanmukh Babu Upadhyay 1 1 0 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
29 Mr Chakram Husnlal Bhagatram 1 2 2 0 0 0 Nakshab
30 Naya Aadmi Vishwanath Ramamurthy (2) Madan Mohan (1) 1 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
31 New Delhi Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 6 0 0 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
32 Paisa Hi Paisa Anil Biswas 2 4 2 0 0 2 Majrooh Sultanpuri
33 Parivaar Salil Chaudhari 2 2 0 2 0 0 Shailendra
34 Patrani Shankar Jaikishan 9 10 8 0 1 1 Shailendra (9) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
35 Pocketmaar Madan Mohan 7 7 5 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
36 Rajdhaani Hansraj Bahl 7 7 6 1 0 0 Asad Bhopali (4) Qamar Jalalabadi (3)
37 Raj Hath Shankar Jaikishan 9 9 7 1 1 0 Shailendra (6) Hasrat Jaipuri (3)
38 Rajraani Meera S N Tripathi 2 6 6 0 0 0 B D Mishra
39 Rangeen Raaten Roshan 6 6 3 1 2 0 Kidar Sharma
40 Sajni Sudhir Phadke 5 5 4 1 0 0 Pt Narendra Sharma
41 Shatranj C Ramchandra 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
42 Shirin Farhaad S Mohinder 3 3 2 1 0 0 Tanveer Naqvi
43 Sultaana Daakoo Bipin Baabul 1 1 1 0 0 0 Tanveer Naqvi
44 Taaj Hemant Kumar 8 8 7 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
45 Taksaal Roshan 3 3 2 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan
46 Toofaan Aur Diya Vasant Desai 4 4 3 0 1 0 Meerabai (3) Bharat Vyas (1)
47 Yahudi Ki Beti Kamal Mitra 2 2 2 0 0 0 Shyamlal Shams (1) Kaifi Azmi (1)
48 Zindagi Md Shafi 1 3 2 1 0 0 Kaifi Azmi
49 Zindagi Ke Mele Md Shafi 1 3 1 0 2 0 Tanveer Naqvi (2) Manohar Khanna (1)
Total 49 movies 24 MDs 168 204 153 35 13 3 27 lyricists

Statistically, this was the third most prolific year till then for Lata Mangeshkar. This year she sang 204 songs.

In 1956, she gave playback in 49 movies. 120 movies were released in 1956 and they contained 765 songs. So Lata Mangeshkar gave plaback in 41 % of the movies released in 1956 and her voice appeared in 27 % of the songs created that year !

In 1956, Lata Mangeshkar worked with 24 music directors and 27 lyricists. She worked with six music directors for the first time this year. They were Bipin Babul, Kamal Mitra, Mukesh, S K Pal, Sanmukh babu Upadhyay and Vishwanathan Ramamurthy. This year, she worked with three lyricists for the first time. They were B D Mishra, Manoharlal Khanna and S P Kalla.

By the end of 1956, Lata Mangeshkar had sung 1548 songs in 375 movies. The blog contains 1278 of these songs. By the end of 1955, she had worked with 85 Music directors and 109 lyricists.

Here is the summary of her playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1956 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
Total upto 1956 375 movies 1278 1548 1159 280 76 33

One can see that Lata Mangeshkar sang in 49 movies that were released in 1956. All Lata Mangeshkar songs have been covered in 30 of these movies. So we only have 19 movies of 1956 left from which Lata Mangeshkar songs can still be covered.

Alphabetically the first such movie is “26th January”(1956). This movie was produced and directed by Ramesh Sahgal for Sahgal Productions, Bombay. The movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Ajeet, Johny Walker, Sapru, B M Vyas, Leela Mishra, Cuckkoo, Balraj Mehta Chamanpuri, Nishi (debutant) etc in it. The movie also had guest appearances by Gajanan Jaageerdaar, Jagdeesh Sethi, Randheer, Gyani and Patanjali.

The movie had seven songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the blog. The movie had five Lata solos. Both songs covered in the blog were Lata solo songs.

Here is the third Lata solo song from “26th January”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song, sung by Lata Mangeshkar is penned by Rajinder Krishan. C Ramchandra is the music director.

Incidentally, Rajinder Krishan by 1956 had penned 255 songs for Lata Mangeshkar and C Ramchandra had composed 237 Lata Mangeshkar songs. They were the top most lyricists and music director respectively as far as working with Lata Mangeshkar till that time was concerned.

Listening to this song tells me that we still have lots and lots of forgotten gems left unexplored. I listened to this song for the first time only just now.


Song-Aankh royi magar muskuraana padaa(26th January)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

aankh royi magar muskuraana pada
aankh royi magar muskuraana pada
dil ke tukde huye
phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar

baghbaan aaj khush hai chaman bech ke
apni ulfat ki khaatir watan bech ke
baghbaan aaj khush hai chaman bech ke
apni ulfat ki khaatir watan bech ke
sar pe iljaam ye bhi uthhaana pada
sar pe iljaam ye bhi uthhaana pada
dil ke tukde huye phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar
aankh royi magar muskuraana pada
dil ke tukde huye
phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar

aa aa aa aa aa
tere dam se jawaan ye muhabbat rahe
tere dam se jawaan ye muhabbat rahe
mera kya hai magar tu salaamat rahe
tere dam se jawaan ye muhabbat rahe
mera kya hai magar tu salaamat rahe
bas yahi soch kar zahar khaana pada
bas yahi soch kar zahar khaana pada
dil ke tukde huye
phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar
aankh royi magar muskuraana pada
dil ke tukde huye
phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar


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Blog Day :

4500 Post No. : 16035

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 92
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Ten years back this day i.e. on 12th November 2010, five songs were posted on the blog. Here is the list;

Song Title Movie & Year Status of songs of the movie on the blog
Ulfat ke jaadoo ka dil mein asar hai Sangram-1950 All Songs covered
Sakhi mera man naache mera tan naache Shri Ganesh Mahimaa-1950 04 of 11 songs posted
Aayi bahaar muskuraayi bahaar Roopkumari-1956 02 of 7 songs posted
Main to tere haseen khayaalon mein kho gayaa Sangram-1965 All Songs covered
Raju ka hai ek khwaab Raja Saahab-1969 All Songs covered

Out of these five movies represented three movies have already been ‘Yippeeeed’ on the blog or have all their songs covered on the blog.

The movies due for presentation of a song today are ‘Shri Ganesh Mahima-1950’and ‘Roopkumari-1956’.

We have already posted a song from ‘Shri Ganesh Mahima-1950’ early morning today.
I am presenting a song from ‘Roopkumari-1956’ now which is the second movie due for BTYC today.

‘Roopkumari-1956’ was directed by Manibhai Vyas for ‘Chitrabharti, Bombay’. It was produced by Chimanlal Trivedi. It had Shakila, Mahipal, Chandrashekhar, Tiwari, Maruti, Kamal, Ratnamala, Krishnakumari, Moni Chatterjee, Roopmala, Jankidas, Ramesh Thakur, Jagdish, Dubey and others.

This movie had seven songs written by B.D. Mishra and music was composed by S.N. Tripathi. Asha Bhonsle had sung four solo songs and Geeta Dutt sung have one solo song in this movie. Other than this the two remaining songs were duets – one sung by Manna Dey and Geeta Dutt, and the second duet was in the voices of Mohd Rafi and Shamshad Begam.

The seven songs of this movie are listed below. And out of these seven songs so far only two songs have been posted on the blog earlier.

S.No.M Song Title Posted on
01 Wo dekho udhar chaand nikla gagan mein 05.01.2014
02 Aayi bahaar muskuraayi bahaar 12.11.2010
03 Itna to hamko de o rasiya, hota hai kaise pyaar
04 O pardesi o pardesi, aao pardesi mere dwaar
05 Birhaa vitha beete nahin, raat chaandni jiyaa jalaaye
06 Chhanan chhum chhum chhum, paayal baaje mori
07 Hamein kya khabar thi ki tumse bichhad ke Being posted today

Lyrics of this song were sent by Prakashchandra.


Song-Hamein kya khabar thhi (Roopkumari)(1956) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hamein kya khabar thhi
ke tumse bichhad ke ae
akele hi qismat se ladna padega
tumhaari judaai
mitaayegi hamko o o
hamein zindagi bhar
tadapna padegaa
hamein kya khabar thi ee

huye door jaake
tumhi jab paraaye ae
to phir kaun ab meri bigdi banaaye
to phir kaun ab meri bigdi banaaye
ye zaalim zamaana
sitam ham pe dhaaye ae
to hans hans ke us ko bhi sehna padegaa
hamein kya khabar thhi ee

tumhein kho diyaa hamne
paane se pehle ae
khushi lut gayi ghar basaane se pehle
khushi lut gayi ghar basaane se pehle
ye aansoon miley muskuraane se pehle ae
hamein maut se pyaar karna padega
hamein kya khabar thhi
ke tumse bichhad ke ae
akele hi qismat se ladna padega
hamein kya khabar thhi ee ee ee


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Blog Day :

4493 Post No. : 16020

Today’s song is from the ‘1956’ movie ‘Naqaab Posh’. Another movie from the decade of ‘fifties’ or ‘1951-1960’ where only one song of the same movie has been posted earlier and in this case the first song of this movie ‘Naqaab Posh-1956’ was posted on 28.11.2013.

An interesting song ‘ae mere majnu’, an obscure gem of song was posted by our respected Arun Kumar ji with interesting details about the movie and the story of this movie. I am not going to reproduce the story here in this write-up and would rather request readers to visit the post mentioned above.

‘Naqaabposh-1956’ was directed by Ram Pahwa for ‘Kaizer Films, Bombay’.

It was produced by N. Buli.

It had Chitra, Manhar Desai, Kum Kum, Maya Das, Kamal, Leela Mishra, R.P. Kapoor, Bhudo Advani, Fazlu, Black & White, Aziz, Haafiz Kardar, Master Qadir, Baby Tuntun, Anwar Hussain, S. Nazeer, Maruti, Gope and others.

This movie had eights songs written by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Maayil Lakhnavi, Hasrat Jaipuri, and Muneer Arzoo Qazmi.
Two music directors viz. Dhoomi Khan and Ramlal composed the music for this movie.

The singers who gave their voices to the songs in this movie were Shamshad Begam, Asha Bhonsle, Madhubala Zaveri, Sulochana Kadam, Talat Mahmood, Balbir and Bande Hasan.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 14.12.1956.

As mentioned above, one song from this movie sung by Shamshad Begam and G.M. Durrani have been posted earlier on the blog.

Today’s lovely song is in the voice of Sulochana Kadam and it is composed by Dhoomi Khan.

Lyrics are by Maayil Lakhnavi.

I came across this song long back when I had shared some beautiful songs sung by Sulochana Kadam and Zohrabai Ambalewali on the blog i.e. way back in 2013-2014.

Let us now enjoy today’s song and revisit this movie after a long gap of almost seven years. 😊


Song-Nigaahon se samjho dil aane ki baaten (Naqaabposh)(1956) Singer-Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Maayil Lucknoi, MD-Dhoomi Khan

Lyrics

Nigaahon se
Nigaahon se Samjho dil aane ki baatein
Nigaahon se samjho dil aane ki baatein
Nahin hai ye sunne sunaane ki baatein
Nahin hai ye sunne sunaane ki baatein
Nigaahon se ae

Tera muskuraa kar wo munh pher lena
Tera muskuraa kar wo munh pher lena
Yahi to hain bas dil lubhaane ki baatein
Yahi to hain bas dil lubhaane ki baatein
Nahin hai ye sunne sunaane ki baatein
Nahin hai ye sunne sunaane ki baatein
Nigaahon se ae

Mohabbat ki furqat ko(?) khaamoshiyon se
Mohabbat ki furqat ko(?) khaamoshiyon se
Khuli ja rahi hai chhupaane ki baatein
Khuli ja rahi hai chhupaane ki baatein
Nahin hai ye sunne sunaane ki baatein
Nahin hai ye sunne sunaane ki baatein
Nigaahon se ae

Mohabbat ki duniya naa bhoolegi hargiz
Mohabbat ki duniya naa bhulegi hargiz
Hamaari tumhaari zamaane ki baatein
Hamaari tumhaari zamaane ki baatein
Nigaahon se
Nigaahon se Samjho dil aane ki baatein
Nigaahon se samjho dil aane ki baatein
Nahin hai ye sunne sunaane ki baatein
Nahin hai ye sunne sunaane ki baatein
Nigaahon se ae ae ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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निगाहों से
निगाहों से समझो दिल आने की बातें
निगाहों से समझो दिल आने की बातें
नहीं है ये सुनने सुनाने की बातें
नहीं है ये सुनने सुनाने की बातें
निगाहों से ए

तेरा मुस्कुरा कर वो मुंह फेर लेना
तेरा मुस्कुरा कर वो मुंह फेर लेना
यही तो हैं बस दिल लुभाने की बातें
यही तो हैं बस दिल लुभाने की बातें
नहीं है ये सुनने सुनाने की बातें
नहीं है ये सुनने सुनाने की बातें
निगाहों से ए

मोहब्बत की फुरक़त को खामोशियों से
मोहब्बत की फुरक़त को खामोशियों से
खुली जा रही हैं छुपाने की बातें
खुली जा रही है छुपाने की बातें
नहीं है ये सुनने सुनाने की बातें
नहीं है ये सुनने सुनाने की बातें
निगाहों से ए

मोहब्बत की दुनिया ना भूलेगी हरगिज़
मोहब्बत की दुनिया ना भूलेगी हरगिज़
हमारी तुम्हारी ज़माने की बातें
हमारी तुम्हारी ज़माने की बातें
निगाहों से
निगाहों से समझो दिल आने की बातें
निगाहों से समझो दिल आने की बातें
नहीं है ये सुनने सुनाने की बातें
नहीं है ये सुनने सुनाने की बातें
निगाहों से ए ए ए


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Blog Day :

4485 Post No. : 16002

“Fifty Fifty”(1956) was produced and directed by Roshanlal Malhotra for Roopnagar Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nalini Jaiwant, M Rajan, David, Manmohan Krisgna, Lalita Kumari, Amar, Sundar, Gope, Om Prakash, Tuntun, Helen, Mumtaz, Rajan Kapoor, Kathana, Dubey, Lalita Kapoor etc, with guest appearances by Randheer, Jayant and Jeewan.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these seven songs :-

Blog Post number Song Date posted
2744 Chal diyaa dil mera tod ke 8 August 2010
2840 Aadhi tum khaa lo aadhi ham khaa len 25 August 2010
6637 Mere jaisa nahin milega ulfat ka deewaana 14 September 2012
8338 Ye bhool huyi bhoole se kabhi 13 July 2013
12128 Shaam ka aanchal dhhalka 23 June 2016
15792 Ye to bata rasiyaa 8 August 2020
15998 Kab tak tu Bhagwan se apna aap chhupaayegaa 27 October 2020

One song remains to be discussed. Here is that eighth and final song from “Fifty Fifty”(1956). This song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

What a lovely song to listen to. Only the audio of the song is available. It appears almost certain that a song like this can only be picturised on the leading lady f the movie, and that was Nalini Jaiwant in this movie. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, all the songs of “Fifty Fifty” (1956) are covered in the blog. The movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Jo baat abhi tak thhi dil mein (Fifty Fifty)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

jo baat abhi tak thhi dil mein
honthon pe wo aa hi jaati hai
honthon pe wo aa hi jaati hai
naadaan balam aise bhi kahin
ye preet jataai jaati hai
ye preet jataai jaati hai

honthon ki zaroorat hi kya hai
afsaana-e-dil kehne ke liye
honthon ki zaroorat hi kya hai
afsaana-e-dil kehne ke liye
chup rehke kahaani ulfat ki
aankhon se sunaai jati hai
aankhon se sunaai jati hai
naadaan balam aise bhi kahin
ye preet jataai jaati hai
ye preet jataai jaati hai

jab raat ko taare khilte hain
tanhaaai mein do dil milte hain
jab raat ko taare khilte hain
tanhaai mein do dil milte hain
jab saara zamaana sota hai
tab preet jagaai jaati
tab preet jagaai jaati
naadaan balam aise bhi kahin
ye preet jataai jaati hai
ye preet jataai jaati hai


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Blog Day :

4485 Post No. : 16002

“Anuraag”(1956) was produced by singer Mukesh and it was directed by Madhusudan for Mukesh Films, Bombay. The movie had Usha Kiran, Mukesh, Mridula, Protima Devi, Shivraj, Uma Devi etc in it.

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

Here is the fifth song from “Anuraag”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song is a “story” song sung by Shamshad Begam and Madhubala Jhaweri. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Mukesh.

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


Song-Aaj ham tumhen sunaane waale hain eh shahzaade ki kahaani (Anuraag)(1956) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Madhubala Jhaweri, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Mukesh
Both

Lyrics

aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
aaj hum tumhe sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
aji aise jaal mein phansa bichaara yaad aa gayi naani
aaj hum tumhe sunanewale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

rahti thhi ek bholi ladki rajkumar ke saath
haan haan
rajkumar ke saath
aji donon mein thha mel bada
hilmil karte thhe baat
haan haan

hilmil karte baat
ae ji ladki man hi man mein sochti
banoongi ek din raani
aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

aji rajkumar shikaar ko nikla ek din kar taiyyaari
haan haan

ek din kar taiyyaari
ae ji mili wahaan par use ek pariyon ki rajkumaari
haan haan
pariyon ki rajkumaari
aji ghulmil gaye aapas mein jaise
ho pahchaan puraani

aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

kismat ka thha khel bichhad gayi pariyon ki shahzaadi
haan haan
pariyon ki shahzaadi
arre rajkumar ko karni padi bholi ladki se shaadi
haan haan

us ladki se shaadi
ae ji sukhi na thha phir bhi thhi
usko jag ki reet nibhaani
aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

aji jeet liya sewa se us ladki ne rajkumar
haan haan

ladki ne rajkumar
ae ji bhool gaya pariyon ki shahzaadi wo ek baar
haan haan
shahzaadi ek baar
aji aayi khushi mahal mein
ho gayi kaali raat suhaani

aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani

dhoondhte dhoondhte pari aa gayi rajkumar se milne
haan haan
rajkumar se milne
aur jaane kya kya socha us din rajkumar ke dil ne
haan haan

rajkumar ke dil ne
ae ji ab kya hoga kaun bataaye
kismat kisne jaani
aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
aji aise jaal mein phansa bichaara
yaad aa gayi naani
aaj hum tumhen sunaanewaale hain
ek shahzaade ki kahaani
haan haan shahzaade ki kahaani


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Blog Day :

4484 Post No. : 15998

“Fifty Fifty”(1956) was produced and directed by Roshanlal Malhotra for Roopnagar Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nalini Jaiwant, M Rajan, David, Manmohan Krisgna, Lalita Kumari, Amar, Sundar, Gope, Om Prakash, Tuntun, Helen, Mumtaz, Rajan Kapoor, Kathana, Dubey, Lalita Kapoor etc, with guest appearances by Randheer, Jayant and Jeewan.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the seventh song from “Fifty Fifty”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

ONly the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. My guess is that the song is a beggar/ fakir song on some character artist.


Song-Kab tak tu Bhagwan se apna aap chhupaayega(Fifty Fifty)(1956) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan

Lyrics

kab tak tu bhagwaan se apna aap chhupaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere samane aayega aa aa
saamne aayega
kab tak tu bhagwaan se apna aap chhupaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere samane aayega aa aa
saamne aayega

jo saagar ke andar seepi beech chupaaye moti
dekh rahi hai sab kuchh logon us maalik ki jyoti
jo saagar ke andar seepi beech chhupaaye moti
dekh rahi hai sab kuchh logon us maalik ki jyoti
arre us maalik ki jyoti
jag ke bhedi kya bande se dhokha khaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere saamne aayega
kab tak tu bhagwaan se apna aap chhupaayega
tera likkha ik din tere samane aayega aa aa
saamne aayega

jiski marzi bin o moorakh hil na paaye tinka
lekh likha hai paass usi ke tere ik ik din ka
jiski marzi bin o moorakh hil na paaye tinka
lekh likha hai paass usi ke tere ik ik din ka
arre tere ik ik din ka
kahaan phir uski nazron se tu bach ke jaayega
tera likha ek din tere saamne aayega
kab tak tu bhagwan se apna aap chhupaayega aa
tera likkha ik din tere saamne aayega aa aa
saamne aayega


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Blog Day : 4465 Post No. : 15951

“Aanbaan”(1956) was produced and directed by D D Kashyap for Kashyap Productions, Bombay. This costi=ume drama movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Usha Kiran, Ajit, Mahipal, Pran, Ulhas, Niranjan Sharma, Manmohan Krishna, Baij Sharma, Parvati devi, Maya devi, Fazal, Shree Bhagwan, Nazeer etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Aanbaan”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyicist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

Only the audio of this song is available. This movie had two female singers. Asha Bhonsle had sung four songs whereas Lata Mangeshkar has sung three. So it is difficult to guess who sang for which actress. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Mere dil mein tum chhupe ho (Aan Baan)(1956) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
mere dil mein tum chhupe ho
mere dil mein tum chhupe ho
dil mein aa kar dekh lo o
meri nazron mein ho tum
nazren milaa kar dekh lo o
mere dil mein tum

yoon kahin aawaaz detin
hain ye dil ki dhadkanen ae
yoon kahin aawaaz detin
hain ye dil ki dhadkanen aen
gar yaqeen hota nahin to
paas aa kar dekh lo o
gar yaqeen hota nahin to
paas aa kar dekh lo o
mere dil mein tum

ho gaye pehli nazar mein
zindagi ke faisle ae
ho gaye pehli nazar mein
zindagi ke faisle ae
aajmaana ho agar to
aajmaa kar dekh lo o
aajmaana ho agar to
aajmaa kar dekh lo o
mere dil mein tum

kya khabar thhi yoon
muhabbat ka asar ho jaayegaa
kya khabar thhi yoon
muhabbat ka asar ho jaayegaa
apne dil ki aag mere
dil mein aa kar dekh lo o
apne dil ki aag mere
dil mein aa kar dekh lo o
mere dil mein tum chhupe ho
dil mein aa kar dekh lo o
mere dil mein tum


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 :

4413 Post No. : 15812

Today’s song is from film Patrani-1956. It was a Prakash Pictures’ film, produced by Shankarbhai Bhatt-the elder brother and directed by Vijay Bhatt, the younger brother. The music was by Shankar-Jaikishen (S-J). Songs were written by Shailendra (9) and Hasrat Jaipuri (1).

In my last post, I had talked about songs from the 50’s decade, especially songs from Shankar-Jaikishen films of this decade. I was determined to discuss such songs from Shankar-Jaikishen in the 50’s, so I started scanning each of their films made in the 50s. From 1951 to 1960, Shankar-Jaikishen gave music in a total of 41 films. First, I made a list and then revised it to an alphabetical list. That way, it would be easier for me to check songs from every film, from the Blog’s ” List of songs-moviewise”. Before starting, I went through the list once again and my heart sank. Looking at the titles of the films, I was afraid that most films must have already been ‘ Yippied ‘.

When I sat at the Laptop and started going through the movie titles, my worst fears seemed to get confirmed. When I finished scanning all the 41 films, I found that as many as 40 films out of the 41 total films had been Yippied, with all their songs covered. Only 2 songs from the film Patrani-56 miraculously remained uncovered yet. I felt like ‘ खोदा पहाड और निकला चूहा ‘. At this point , I remembered that in Nov-Dec-2015, I had myself done a series ” Songs of Shankar-Jaikishen from the 50’s “, in this Blog. In this series, I think, I must have discussed some 15 songs from 15 such films. Film Patrani-56 song was also one of that series, I remember.

Today’s song is from the film Patrani-56, and Shankar- Jaikishan were the Music Directors. Yesteryear composer Lallubhai Nayak was their assistant in this film. Lallubhai was the First music Director of Prakash Pictures since 1934. He gave a break to Rajkumari in 1934. He was a paid composer with Prakash in the 30s. Later he was first replaced by Shankar Rao Vyas and then by Naushad. After 1948, Lallubhai was living an anonymous life. Shankar Jaikishan brought him again in the industry with Patrani-56, to help him financially.

Patrani-56 was probably the First film of Shankar Jaikishan after they fought back and gained control over their music compositions in Raj Kapoor movies where Raj Kapoor used to exercise control over their compositions till then.

The film is set in Gujarat in the 11th century. it was based on a novel by Kanhaiyalal Munshi. The producers took plenty of cinematic liberties with the novel. PATRANI-1956 was supposed to be a Historical film,but there is no base for its story in real History. As I said once,Historical movies in India are most of the times ’Distortical’ movies, either being imaginary or bent for cinematic liberty.

A Prakash picture’s film (actually they were known for Mythological films), it was directed by Vijay Bhatt,its owner himself. The story,Dialogues and Screenplay was by R.S.Chaudhary. The music was by Shankar-Jaikishen and their assistant in this film was Lallubhai Naik, who played Sarod in this film.

The story of Patrani -56 was…..

King Karnadev Solanki,king of Gujrat(Pradeep Kumar) had many queens but no issues. The Rajmata(Durga Khote) insisted that he marry another girl after ascertaining astrologically her capability to give children.

The king had seen one princess in Somnath temple once and wanted to marry only her.But he does not know who she is. Actually she is princess Mrinal(Vyjayanti Mala) daughter of King Jai keshi(Ramesh Sinha) ofKarnatak.She was on a Teerth yatra when she saw Karnadev. She also wanted to only marry him,but did not know who he was.

Munjal Mehta (David),Mahamantri of Karndev goes on a mission and soon finds out Mrinal.She is beautiful,but her skin becomes black in the sunlight.Munjal knows Karndev’s dislike of black.mrinal is astrologically also fit.He tells her and shows the sketch of Karandev,after which she is happily ready to marry him.

They all travel to Gujarat, but during travel Mrinal’s skin becomes black.During marriage,there is a veil,but after marriage Karndev sees that she is black and rejects her.

She is good natured and becomes Raj mata’s pet. When the King falls sick, Mrinal serves him very well and slowly the King realises that outer skin colour does not make a person good or bad. He accepts her as she is and all’s well that ends well.

The cast of the film included Vaijayanti mala, Pradeep kumar, Omprakash, Shashikala, Praveen Paul, Sheela Vaz, Helen, David, Jeevan and many others.Actress Praveen Paul was born in 1930 in Punjab. She entered films in 1953, with the film Naulakha Haar-53. She did 128 films.Her last film was Sawerey wali gaadi-86. After her first marriage ended, she got involved with actor K.N.Singh. K.N.Singh was married and never acknowledged Praveen. They were involved with each other for 25 years. From this relationship , they had a son named “Vibhu”. He also went by the name’s “Vibhu Paul”,”Vibhu Singh”. He is now known as “Vibhushan Singh Paul” and is based in Toronto, Ontario,Canada. He is an owner operator of a Transport company. He has a daughter named Sarah Faria who is married to Cyrus Faria. K.N.Singh never publicly accepted Vibhushan as his son. (Thanks to IMDB).

This film’s Hero Pradeep Kumar was a fortunate actor. He was the first choice to play prince/king in numerous Hindi films. His talwar-cut moustache, broad shoulders, receding-into-his-temples coiffure, peaches-and-honey complexion, and regal bearing made him fit the role of an amorous aristocrat like a made-to-order crown.

Pradeep was the kind who could smoke a hookah with the same élan as while puffing State Express cigarettes when he played the modern lover.

Pradeep Kumar aka Sital Batabyal was born on 4 January 1925. Pradeep bided his time till he was 17 years old before he announced his decision to pursue an acting career. Despite his father’s disapproval, Pradeep began acting on stage. During one of his performances, renowned filmmaker Debaki Bose spotted him and cast him in a Bengali film, Alaknanda (1947).

Encouraged, Pradeep moved to Mumbai and found a job in the bustling Filmistan Studio. He brushed up on his Hindi and learnt Urdu in a bid to make an impression in his first Hindi film, Anand Math (1952). The film, set in the 18th century, had strong nationalistic overtones and co-starred Prithviraj Kapoor and Geeta Bali. The Vande Mataram number from this film became a cult success.

In the next two years, Pradeep’s career escalated to the top with two hugely successful musical hits — the Bina Rai-starrer Anarkali (1953) and the Vyjayanthimala-starrer Nagin (1954). While Anarkali revolved around the eternally popular legend of Mughal prince Salim’s passionate affair with a commoner Anarkali, Nagin was a reed-slim romance between two lovers belonging to rival snake-catching tribes.

The songs of both films (Nagin had as many as 12) had audiences transfixed. Pradeep’s lessons in fencing for Anarkali and his gamble of letting a python play on his wrist for Nagin paid off.

Pradeep’s regal demeanour won him legions of fans. He went on a signing spree (in 1956, he had 10 releases) and inked deals with V Shantaram (Subah Ka Tara) and Raj Kapoor (Jagte Raho).

All the top-notch heroines of the 1950s — Nimmi (Jayshree), Nargis (Adalat), Nutan (Heer), Meena Kumari (Bandhan) — were paired with Pradeep.

After Rajhath (1956), the actor tried desperately to make a hit pair with the beauteous Madhubala. They did as many as five other films together — Yahudi Ki Ladki (1957), Gateway Of India (1957), Police (1958), Mahlon Ke Khwaab (1960) and Passport (1961), but Pradeep’s efforts were in vain.

His films with lucky mascot Vyjayanthimala (including his home production Ek Jhalak) did not enjoy even a fraction of the success of Nagin. But his pairing with Bina Rai seemed to have stilled the wings of time. This teaming salvaged Pradeep’s career from the late-1950s dip, first with Ghunghat (1960) and more decisively with Taj Mahal (1963). Even a decade after Anarkali, Pradeep could evoke a regal aura while playing love-struck Mughal royalty. Roshan’s dulcet duet, Paon chhu lene do toh and Jo vaada kiya from Taj Mahal, like an unforgettable promise, continue to haunt radio listeners even today.

Pradeep’s career got a further fillip with Rajshri’s social, Aarti. Meena Kumari and Pradeep played lovers who bond together because of their common desire to serve the poor. But their love story comes under a cloud when a rich, unscrupulous doctor (played by the late Ashok Kumar) is irretrievably drawn towards Meena Kumari. Aarti’s success ensured that Pradeep and Meena worked unceasingly in a series of films. Pradeep once said, “Meena and I made a fine pair and worked very well together, but her husband did not like our friendship.”

He worked with Meena Kumari in seven films; Adil-E-Jahangir, Bandhan (1956 film), Chitralekha, Bahu Begum, Bheegi Raat, Aarti and Noorjehan; and with Mala Sinha in eight films; Naya Zamana, Hamlet, Baadshah, Detective (1958 movie), Fashion (1959 film), Ek Shola, Duniya Na Maane, and Mitti Mein Sona.

He did not get to act in lead roles with the newer heroines of the 1960s such as Sadhana, Saira Banu, Babita or Sharmila Tagore, though he did work with Asha Parekh in Ghoonghat and Meri Surat Teri Aankhen and with Waheeda Rehman in Raakhi (1963). In 1969, he moved to character roles with Sambandh and Mehboob Ki Mehndi, but did not have many visible roles till Jaanwar and Razia Sultan in 1983.

The first Meena-Pradeep film to release on the heels of Aarti was Kidar Sharma’s Chitralekha (1964). Pradeep played the hedonistic Samanta Beejgupta in this period film set in the Gupta period. Despite lavish production values, the stolid support of veteran Ashok Kumar and exquisite penmanship by Sharma and Sahir, the film collapsed at the box office. Kalidas’s love triangle Bheegi Raat, which featured the tried triangle of Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari and Pradeep once again, was an average success. But M Sadiq’s Muslim socials Bahu Begum (Ashok Kumar again) and Noorjehan, both released in the same year, spelt the death knell for the team.

Pradeep, who had not signed a single film with the new breed of successful heroines of the 1960s like Sadhana, Saira Banu and Sharmila Tagore, suddenly found himself without a rudder.

In 1969, Pradeep saw a glimpse of success once again with Sambandh, albeit in a character role. Ironically, Ajoy Biswas, the director of Sambandh, who had provided him with a short burst of fame, caused him a lot of heartburn too. Biswas had a short-lived and unhappy marriage with Pradeep Kumar’s actress daughter, Bina.

Pradeep’s princely persona and impeccable Urdu was relegated to the pages of history for the next decade and more. But the onscreen prince was destined to play an emperor in Kamal Amrohi’s Razia Sultan (1983). Pradeep Kumar acted in 144 Hindi films. He directed one film-Do dilon ki dastan-1966. He won the Kalakar Award-Lifetime Achievement Award (1999).

The semi-retired Pradeep played the emperor as only he could — forcefully. After all, he had played blue-blooded characters all his life. He lived a life removed from the spotlight for the next 18 years. His end was pathetic. Pradeep Kumar’s case is the saddest. He lay seriously ill in the ICU of a Calcutta nursing home, abandoned by his relatives. The hospital was not discharging him, unless the bills were paid. Luckily one Mr. Pradeep Kondaliya, an estate agent, recognised him, despite his grown beard. He paid the huge outstanding bill of the hospital and took Pradeep Kumar to his home, where he passed away after a few days,on 28-10-2001, at the age of 76 years.. He was cremated by his fan. Such is the film industry – cruel and ruthless, where the recognition lasts only till one is successful, and even close relatives desert you in bad times.

He is survived by his daughters Reena, Meena and Beena Banerjee who plays character roles in movies and TV serials including Uttaran, son Debiprasad and granddaughters Tanisha, Suparna, Riya and Hrishita. Beena Banerjee’s son Siddharth Banerjee worked as assistant director in Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2 (2012) and Himmatwala (2013).

(Ack: adapted from an article ” Ever the Royal” by Dinesh Raheja in Rediff.com dt 2-6-2003 and my notes, HFGK and muVyz. Thanks to all).

So, here is the song from the film Patrani-56, with music by Shankar-Jaikishen. It is sung by sisters Lata and Usha Mangeshkar with chorus. Enjoy….


Song-Raaja pyaare mat karo pyaar ka mol (Patraani)(1956) Singers-Lata, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus

Lyrics

raaja pyaare
ho raaja pyaare
mat karo pyaar ka mol
raaja pyaare
ho raaja pyaare
mat karo pyaar ka mol

is duniya mein
ho is duniya mein ek yahi cheez anmol
raaja pyaare
mat karo pyaar ka mol
raaja pyaare
ae ae
ae ae

tum khushiyon ke saagar pyaare
main ithlaati lehri
tum khushiyon ke saagar pyaare
main ithlaati lehri
tum umde to o o
o o o
tum umde to main lehraayi
varna thahri thahri
raaja pyaare
ho raaja pyaare
mat karo pyaar ka mol
is duniya mein
ek yahi cheez anmol
raaja pyaare
ae ae
ae ae

satrangi kirnon ke sooraj
tumse jag mein jyoti
satrangi kirnon ke sooraj
tumse jag mein jyoti
main shabnam
ho o o o
o o
main shabnam tum se hi jagmag
varna jhoothha moti
raaja pyaare
ho raaja pyaare
mat karo pyaar ka mol
raaja pyaare
mat karo pyaar ka mol
is duniya mein
ek yahi cheez anmol
raaja pyaare
ae ae ae ae


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