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Blog Day?:

4449 Post No. : 15906

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Blog ten year challenge (2010-2020)- Song Number 84
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This day ten years ago (viz 22 september 2020) was another normal day for the blog, when six songs from six different movies were discussed. First post of the day appeared at 7:29 AM and the final post at 9:12 AM.

Here are the details:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Raaton ki neend chheen lee aankhon ke intezaar ne Shokhiyaan-1951 All Songs covered
Teri kaafir nigaah kar gayi dil ko tabaah Miss Coca Cola-1955 All Songs covered
Yaad karoon tori batiyaan Mr Lambu-1956 All Songs covered
Tum aur ham bhool ke gham Fashion-1957 06 songs posted
Mujhe gale se lagaa lo bahut udaas hoon main Aaj Aur Kal-1963 All Songs covered
Jidhar dekhoon teri tasweer nazar aati hai Mahaan-1983 01 song posted

One can see from the above that four out of six movies whose songs were covered ten years ago have been YIPPEED by now,

“Fashion”(1957) was one of the two as yet unYIPPEED movies.

“Fashion”(1957) was directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for Kuldip Pictures production, Bombay. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Mala Sinha, Chandrashekhar, Manoj Kumar, Jabeen Jaleel,Sunder, Jabeen Jalil, Jagdish Sethi, Kammo, Leela Misra etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. six songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details :-

Song Posted On
Bahaaron se poochho ・laakh sambhaala magar kho gaya 23.09.2009
Tum aur ham bhool ke gham 22.09.2010
Madbhari hain pyaar ki palkein 05.08.2012
Dharti ki goad mein aasmaan ke chhaaon mein 19.07.2016
Honthon pe tera naam 17.10.2016
Maati ko lajaanaa naa 16.07.2019

It turns out that the last two songs of the movie were multiple version songs. The first part was a multilingual song sung by Sulochana Kadam and Mubarak Begam. The second part in Hindi was sung by Asha Bhonsle. Bharat Vyas was the lyricist. Music was composed by Hemant Kumar.

Part I is listed in HFGK as “Bindu baashi daao more haath, aaj nishi bazaari” which are in Bangla. This song is available as Bharat Ke Lok Geet. This fact is also mentioned in HFGK Part III footnote at page no.349 movie no.697.

On listening to the song, the Bangla portion is not to be found. Marathi, Gujarati, Marwadi and Punjabi portions can be heard. So it appears that the Bangla portion has got omitted for some reason.

Lyrics of this song and other BTYC details were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.

Lyrics of the first part (the multilingual one) as noted leaves a lot to be desired mainly because of lack of familiarity with the languages. I request our knowledgeable readers familiar with these languages to help fill in and suggest additions/ corrections in the lyrics.

With these songs, all the eight songs of “Fashion”(1957) get covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

Moreover, Hemant Kumar now has 300 songs in the blog as a music director.

(Part-I)

Song-(Part I)Regional language folk song (Fashion)(1957) Singers-Sulochana Kadam, Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Hemant Kumar
Song-(Part II)
Song-Naya naya fashion naya hai zamaana (Fashion)(1957) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Hemant Kumar
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

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Part I (Regional language song- Marathi/ Gujarati/ Marwadi/ Punjabi)
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sundaraa mhane dilbaraa aa
sundaraa mhane dilbaraa aa
raaj ambiraa
hasuni maj bola ji ee ee
ye kalaa
?
kuthoon tum aalaa ji
baai ga
ji ji ji ji
baai ga
ji ji ji ji
sundaraa mhane dilbaraa aa
sundaraa mhane dilbaraa aa
raaj ambiraa
hasuni maj bola ji ee ee
ye kalaa
?
kuthoon tum aalaa ji
baai ga
ji ji ji ji
baai ga
ji ji ji ji

ke garbo ghoome re gabbar ne gokh
ke garbo jaage re chaachar chowk
ke taaliyo
thaatar titar
thaatar titar vaage
ke garbo ghume re gabbar ne gokh
ke garbo jaage re chachar chowk
ke taaliyo
thaatar titar
thaatar titar vaage
ke garbo ghume re gabbar ne gokh

aaj mhane
aaj mhane jewar
?
aaj mhane jewar ??
mhaane bikaaneri
mhaane jodhaaneri
mhaane udiyaapur ni
chundadiyaa silaa di he maa
?
aaj mhane jewar ??

main heer teri
tu mera ve raajhnaa
main teri tu mera
ke teri meri ik jindadi ee bhai
ke teri meri ik jindadi ee bhai
ke saara jag vair pai gayaa
hadaa
ke ??
main heer teri
tu mera ve raajhnaa
main teri tu mera
ke teri meri ik jindadi ee bhai
ke teri meri ik jindadi ee bhai
ke saara jag vair pai gayaa
hadaa
ke ??

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(Part-II)
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nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa
nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa

badal do rang
badal do dhang
badal do rang
badal do dhang
badal do baahar bheetar
aagey peechhe
sab kuchh taanaa baanaa
bhes puraanaa aa
nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa
badal do rang
badal do dhang
badal do baahar bheetar
aagey peechhe
sab kuchh taanaa baanaa
bhes puraanaa aa

nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa

ek baat kahoon akkal ki
mat baat karo kal ki
kal ki duniyaa
sun meri muniyaa
aaj pad gayi halki ee ee
aaj pad gayi halki ee
ek baat kahoon akkal ki
mat baat karo kal ki
kal ki duniyaa
sun meri muniyaa
aaj pad gayi halki ee ee

baal kataa lo o
husn badhaa lo o
baal kataa lo
husn badhaa lo

badal do chaal
badal do dhaal
badal do
uttar dakshin
purab paschim
sab kuchh chhod ke taana
kahe zamaanaa aa
nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa
badal do rang
badal do dhang
badal do baahar bheetar
aagey peechhe
sab kuchh taanaa baanaa
bhes puraanaa aa

nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa

kapdon ka kharch bachaa lo
mat husn pe pardaa daalo
ghoonghat ke pat khol ke
jhatpat
chaar chaand chamkaa lo o
chaar chaand chamkaa lo
kapdon ka kharch bachaa lo
mat husn pe pardaa daalo o
ghoonghat ke pat khol ke
jhatpat
chaar chaand chamkaa lo o

duniyaa bhaage ae
badh gayi aage
duniyaa bhaage
badh gayi aage

badal do ?
badal do ?
badal do motor gaadi
tram ki sawaari
ud kar jaanaa
raah takta(?) hai zamaanaa aa
nayaa nayaa fashion
nayaa hai zamaanaa aa
badal do rang
badal do dhang
badal do baahar bheetar
aagey peechhe
sab kuchh taanaa baanaa
bhes puraanaa aa ・


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Blog Day :

4445 Post No. : 15894

We in this blog are taking the “blog Ten Year Challenge” project rather seriously. BTYC Posts are appearing regularly in the blog,

On the other hand, some older projects are seemingly getting neglected. For instance, introducing new movies in the blog, YIPPYing movies in the blog, ensuring blog centuries for artists are some of the projects that are not getting the attention that they should.

Project YIPPEE is a cherished project of the blog. We consciously post songs of movies with the aim of covering all songs of movies. 1218 movies have been YIPPEED so far.

More than 100 movies got YIPPEED in every year from 2012 to 2018. Then we slowed down. 2019 saw only 19 movies getting YIPPEED.

2020 has seen 38 movies getting YIPPEED so far. It is not that we have run ot of movies to take up. Right now there are dozens of movies with just one song left. So we have lots and lots of YIPPIable movies awaiting their turns.

“Hill Station”(1957) is one such movie. This movie was produced by A A Nadiadwala and directed by Shakti Samanta for Pushpa Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Bina Rai, Pradeep Kumar, K N Singh, Maruti, Protima Devi, Krishnkant, Shyama, Sangeeta, Kundan, Ridku, Kathana, Nirmal Kumar, Laxman Rao, Sheila Vaz, Seema, Nazeer, Kashmiri, Tiger (dog) etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the blog so far,

Here are the details of the songs covered in the blog:-

Song Date posted
Nayi manzil nayi raahein Multiple version song 21 January 2011
Muhabbat mein tadapne se qaraar aata hai is dil ko 25 May 2012
Gori gori patli kalaai re balamwa 25 February 2017
Ye maara wo maara 13 January 2019
Wo khushnaseeb hain jinko yahaan karaar mila 29 August 2020

The movie appears to be a suspense movie going by the songs in it. Quite a few songs sound like club song.

The seventh and final song from “Hill Station”(1957) is sung by Geeta Dutt. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

Only the audio of the song is available. But the lyrics suggest that it is unmistakably a club song where a dancer is cautioning the hero about the evil intentions of the bad guys.

Since it is a club dance song, it may have been picturised on Shyama or Sheila Vaz. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

This song, which I heard for the first time only now, sounds like a gem, which failed to become as popular as some other club dance songs of that era.

With this song, all the seven songs of “Hill Station”(1957) have been covered in the blog and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-O baazigar ae ae ae baazigar(Hill Station)(1957) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

o baazigar
o baazigar
ae ae baazigar

o baazigar
ae ae ae baazigar
do pyaar ki baaten kar zara
do pyaar ki baaten kar
ha humse milaa ke milaa ke nazar r
o baazigar
ae ae baazigar
do pyaar ki baaten kar zara
do pyaar ki baaten kar
ha humse milaa ke milaa ke nazar
o baazigar

jeet samjha hai jisko teri haar hai
dekh aankhon mein zaalim tera pyaar hai
jeet samjha hai jisko teri haar hai
dekh aankhon mein zaalim tera pyaar hai
humse daaman chhudaa ke chala hai kidhar
o jaane jigar tu khel magar
haan humse milaa ke milaa ke nazar
o baazigar
ae ae ae baazigar
do pyaar ki baaten kar zara
do pyar ki baaten kar
ha humse milaa ke milaa ke nazar
o baazigar

loot lene ki tujhko nayi chaal hai
dushmanon ka bichhaaya hua jaal hai
loot lene ki tujhko nayi chaal hai
dushmanon ka bichhaaya hua jaal hai
naa phansna tu is jaal mein bekhabar
o jaane jigar tu khel magar
haan humse milaa ke milaa ke nazar
o baazigar
ae ae ae baazigar
do pyaar ki baaten kar zara
do pyaar ki baaten kar
haan humse milaa ke milaa ke nazar
o baazigar


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 :

4443 Post No. : 15891

In my last post on the Blog, I had written about Mohana Cabral, the dancer who had ruled Hindi film industry during 1949-55. After writing this post, I thought that I should do, more or less, a similar exercise on another well- known dancer who was one of the much sought-after dancers during 1955-60, now almost forgotten. She had worked in the films of big banners like R.K. Films, Navketan Films Guru Dutt Films, Filmistan etc. The dancer is Sheila Vaz. And what a coincidence! Both Mohana and Sheila Vaz had Goan background. When Mohana ‘vacated her seat’ from Hindi films in 1955, Sheila Vaz stepped in to fill the vacant seat in 1955.

While Mohana came from theatre background and became dancer in Hindi films, Sheila Vaz came from a dancing background having learnt dancing, especially folk dancing during her teenage days in Mumbai. But unlike Mohana, Sheila Vaz had tough competitions from reigning dancers like Cuckoo, Roopmala and the emerging dancers like Helen, Kumkum, Minoo Mumtaz etc. But Sheila Vaz created a niche for herself among her contemporary dancers in Hindi films. Like Mohana who bid adieu to Hindi films in 1955 after her marriage, Sheila Vaz too left Hindi films in 1960 after her marriage and remained in Mumbai as a housewife keeping aloof from the Hindi film industry.

I could not get much information about Sheila Vaz on the internet or articles in the newspapers/film magazines as to her background, upbringing and as to how she got associated with Hindi films. Some bare information about Sheila was available in an article ‘Dances with Sheila’ written by Karan Bali which appeared in upperstall.com. The article was based on an interview of Sheila Vaz conducted by him in 2009. Since he had interviewed her for his project on the golden age of Hindi cinema, he shared only some background information and her dance songs in the article.

Sheila Vaz’s family hailed from Goa. She was born on October 18, 1934 in Dadar, Mumbai. Her schooling was completed in Mumbai. Simultaneously, she learnt dances especially Indian folk dances. Initially, she had to face some resistance from the family who were against her joining films but eventually she got permission to dance in Hindi films. She began her filmy career with Kishore Sahu’s ‘Mayur Pankh’ (1954) as dancer though Kidar Sharma’s ‘Gunaah’ (1953) was released first. [According to me, she seems to have acted as a chorus dancer in Kidar Sharma’s ‘Shokhiyaan’ (1951) followed by a full-pledged dancer in ‘Maa’ (1952)]. In the interview, Sheila Vaz had said that she was extremely fortunate enough to have worked with legends like Kidar Sharma, Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt. Her active years in Hindi film industry was during 1955-60. She got married sometime in 1960 after which she quit her filmy career. After marriage, she became Rama Lakhanpal.

Since Sheila Vaz could neither read or understand Hindi, she was given the songs in Roman script and explained their meaning so that she would know what expressions to give. One of many interesting anecdotes revealed during the interview was the shooting of the song ‘leke pehla pehla pyaar’ from CID, which was choreographed by Zohra Sehgal. The song was shot at Worli Sea face and was completed in two days.

I have been working on the filmography of Sheila Vaz and on the songs picturised on her in Hindi films. But I found collating her filmography somewhat a hard task. The reasons were that in some films, she was not accredited. And if accredited, her name appeared as ‘Sheila Vaz’, ‘Sheela Vaz’. ‘Shela Vaz’, ‘Shila Vaz’ or simply ‘Sheela’. In this context, Sudhir ji helped me by sending a list of her films by culling out information from HFGK which has listed 61 films between 1955 to 1961. I compared the HFGK list with my list which I had compiled from checking on the internet with different spellings of Sheila Vaz and also from our Blog which has tagged her songs under the category ‘Sheila Vaz Dance Songs’. With these, my revised list merging with HFGK list provided by Sudhir ji came to a whooping 70 films in about 6 years of her Hindi film career.

Year-wise details of Sheila Vaz’s 70 films are as under:

1952 (1): Maa

1954 (1): Mayur Pankh

1955 (4): House No.44, Sardaar, Shree 420, Tees Maar Khan.

1956 (8): Anokha Jungle, Basre Ki Hoor, CID, Durgesh Nandini, Jallad, Kaarwaan. Patraani, Shatranj.

1957 (23): Abhimaan, Agra Road, Bade Sarkaar, Bansari Bala, Begunaah, Ek Saal, Hill Station, Johny Walker, Maya Nagri, Mirza Sahibaan, Miss India, Mr. X, Nausehrwaan-e-Adil, Pawan Putra Hanuman, Ram Hanuman Yudha, Sant Raghu, Sati Pareeksha, Shaahi Baazar, Sharada, Silver King, Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Ustaad, Yahudi Ki Ladki.

1958 (9):Chaubees Ghante, Hathkadi, Light House, Mr. Qartoon MA, Paravrish, Raj Sinhaasan, Sawera, Solva Saal, Taqdeer.

1959 (11): Bus Conductor, Chaand, Chhoti Bahen, Guesh House, Jagga Daaku, Jaagir, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Madaari, Madhu, Naya Sansaar, Samraat Prithviraj Chauhan.

1960 (8): Bade Ghar Ki Bahu, Bahaana, Duniya Jhukti Hai, Kala Aadmi, Laal Quila, Manzil, Miyan Biwi Razi, Superman.

1961 (5): Batwaara, Chhote Nawab, Modern Girl, Ramlila, Ramu Dada.

Our Blog have listed 33 songs picturised on Sheila Vaz under the category Sheila Vaz dance songs for which video clips are available to watch. There would have been more of her dance songs if the VCDs/DVDs of her other films were available on video sharing platforms. I have listed some of her popular dance songs with links below:

sach keh den gar bura na maano – ‘Maa’ (1952)

tandaana tandaana tandaana – ‘Mayur Pankh’ (1954)

ramaiyya vastavaiyya – ‘Shree 420’ (1955)

leke pahla pahla pyaar – ‘CID’ (1956)

thandi thandi hawa pooche unka pataa – ‘Johny Walker’ (1957)

jaane kaisa jaadoo kiya re – ‘Parvarish’ (1958)

akeli mujhe chhod na jaana – Madaari’ (1959)

suna hai jab se mausam hai pyaar ke kaabil – ‘Ramu Dada’ (1960)

With 70 films to her credit in a short filmy career of 6 years, Sheila Vaz was in great demand for her dance songs. I have watched almost all of her dance songs for which video clips are available. One thing comes out clearly from her dance songs is that she has an electrifying presence in almost all her dance songs. For example, in dil ka haal sune dilwaala, though Sheila Vaz presence in the song is less than one minute out of 5 minutes of song, when she dances with Raj Kapoor, the attention of the audience would be more on her rather than on Raj Kapoor. Similarly, in the song, thandi thandi hawa pooche unka pataa, in my view, Sheila Vaz outperformed Shyama. When the old timers listen to the songs like leke pahla pahla pyaar, they are likely to remember more of Sheila Vaz though Dev Anand and Shakila were also present in the song sequence.

On the basis of my searches, I think only 3 dance songs of Sheila Vaz for which video clips are available are remained to be covered in the Blog. Of the three songs, I present one of her dance songs, ‘sasuraal mein hogi tu akeli’ from the film, ‘Mirza Saahibaan’ (1957). The song is sung by Shamshad Begum and picturised on Sheila Vaz. The song is written by Verma Malik which is set to music by Sardul Singh Kwatra. The audio clip has a shorter version of the song without the second stanza of the video clip.

This song ia probably based on a Punjabi traditional pre-wedding song. And what a guidance to the ‘would be bride’ from her friends!

ban jayiyo na saas ki cheli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo

Enjoy the dance song.

Video Clip (Longer)

Audio Clip:

Song-Sasuraal mein hogi tu akeli (Mirza Saahibaan)(1957) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Sardul Kwatra
Chorus

Lyrics(Based on Video Clip)

akadi to akadi leke aaya kakdi
gupchup khaane laga saari
Razia Saeeda aur Fatima ko chhod kar
aayi hai Julekha sarkaari

sasuraal mein tu hogi akeli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo
teri ulfat hai nayi naveli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo
sasuraal mein tu hogi akeli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo
teri ulfat hai nayi naveli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo

ban jayiyo na
ho ban jayiyo na saas ki cheli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo
teri ulfat hai nayi naveli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo

har raat nayi
har baat nayi
har raat nayi ji har baat nayi
ik baat mein sau sau baat nayi ji
ik baat mein sau sau baat nayi
wo raat bhi hogi paheli
haay
wo raat bhi hogi paheli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo
teri ulfat hai nayi naveli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo

dildaar mila
tujhe pyaar mila
dildaar mila ji tujhe pyaar mila
gharbaar mila sansaar mila ji
gharbaar mila sansaar mila
mili balam ki oonchi haveli
haay mili balam ki oonchi haveli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo
teri ulfat hai nayi naveli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo

phoolon mein pali
naazuk si kali
phoolon mein pali naazuk si kali
lekar khushiyaan ban thhan ke chali ji
lekar khushiyaan ban thhan ke chali
maa baap ko chhod akeli
haay maa baap ko chhod akeli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo
teri ulfat hai nayi naveli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo

ban jayiyo na saas ki cheli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo
teri ulfat hai nayi naveli
saheli zara dat ke rahiyo


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Blog Day :

4438 Post No. : 15880

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 76
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This date 10 years ago (11 september 2010) was rather unremarkable, in contrast to the same day in 1893, or 2011, when rather more important events had taken place. On 11 september 1893, Swami Vivekanand delivered an iconic and eloquent speech at the Chicago Convention of Parliament of Religions. Introducing Hinduism to the world, Swami Vivekanand spoke about intolerance, religion and the need to end all forms of fanaticism. on 11 september 2001, One of the biggest terrorist attacks took place at New York.

In cricketing news, Lala Amarnath was born this day in 1911. Sri Lanka earned their first test match victory on this day in 1985 (no prizes for guessing that it was against India).

On this day in 1967, Indian troop gave a bloody nose to Chinese aggressors, when Chinese troops got a taste of their own medicine and nearly 300 plus Chinese troops was killed at Nathu La (Sikkim- China bordeer) when Brigadier Sagat Singh took matter in his own hands and retaliated in a manner that left Chinese army shellshocked for nearly half a century.

11 september 2010 was a rather more sedate day when things happened in a routine way, not only around the world but even in the blog. Six songs from six different movies were covered on that day. Here are the details :-

Blog Song number Song Movir-year Remarks
2945 Kyaa mil gayaa Bhagwaan tumhe dil ko dukhaa ke Anmol Ghadi 1946 YIPPEED
2946 Achchaa hotaa jo dil mein tu aayaa naa hotaa Naadaan 1951 10 songs covered out of 11
2947 Radha na bole na bole na bole re Aazaad 1955 YIPPEED
2948 Chaand chupchaap hai sitaare gumsum Daal Mein Kaala 1964 3 songs covered out of 8
2949 Chale chalen se sajan dheere dheere Paayal 1957 5 songs covered out of 9
2950 Mehfil meri raaten meri Badnaam 1975 YIPPEED

Three out of six of these movies have since been YIPPEED. So today we have as many as three movies that can be taken up in our “Blog Ten Year Challenge” exercise.

“Paayal”(1957), one of these BTYC eligible movies was produced By Joseph Thomas and directed by Joseph Taliath Jr.for Madras Talkies. The movie had Padmini, Sunil Dutt, David, Baby Naaz, Ragini, Bipin Gupta, Raj Mehra(Guest Artiste), Achla Sachdev, Meenu Mumtaz, Sheoraj(Shivraj),Laxman Rao, Agha,Praveen Paul,Puri,Bhavan etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. The movie made its debut in the blog ten years ago on this date. Five songs have been covered in the blog so far as detailed here:-

Song Date of post
Chale chalen se sajan dheere dheere 11 september 2010
Jaago aur jagaao 17 January 2011
Ae meri maut thahar 16 February 2011
Ye duniya rail niraali 5 February 2013
Maidaan mein ham jo aa jaayen 31 August 2014

Here is the sixth song from “Paayal”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

The song is picturised on Padmini as a Lord Krishn related stage dance performance song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

video link:

Song-Piya milan ko chali Raadhika (Paayal)(1957) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

jhuki jhuki ankhiyaan ghaayal hain
piya milan ko chali raadhika
baaj rahi paayal hai
jhuki jhuki ankhiyaan
kahen ye batiyaan
haayye jiya ghaayal hai

oonchi neechi raah preet ki
paayal chhamm chhamm doley
behkey behkey paaon padey to
dhadhak dhadhak dil boley
oonchi neechi raah preet ki
paayal chhamm chhamm doley
behkey behkey paaon padey to
dhadhak dhadhak dil boley
sunn ri saanwri tu hai baawri
dil mein tere halchal hai
piya milan ko chali Raadhika
baaj rahi paayal hai
jhuki jhuki ankhiyaan kahen ye batiyaan
haayye jiya ghaayal hai

mann hi mann mein dekh rahi hai
preet ke sundar sapney ae
jamuna tat par
raah dekhte hongey preetam apney
mann hi mann mein dekh rahi hai
preet ke sundar sapney ae
jamunaa tat par
raah dekhthe hongey preetam apney
huaa saamna koyee thhaamna
haayye badi mushkil hai
piya milan ko chali Raadhika
baaj rahi paayal hai
jhuki jhuki ankhiyaan
kahen ye batiyaan
haayye jiya ghaayal hai
piya milan ko chali Raadhika
baaj rahi paayal hai
jhuki jhuki ankhiyaan
kahen ye batiyaan
haaye jiya ghaayal hai


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Blog Day :

4425 Post No. : 15843

Today’s song is from the film Hill Station-1957.

The peak of the Golden Era of HFM was in the decade of the 50’s. In this decade, probably all operating MDs gave their best songs and the ordinary, common music loving film goer did not know how much good music he could digest. For some, it was almost an indigestion with excessive indulgence in good, Divine music and this condition had no medicine. The music lovers had to endure and enjoy the excess provision of his choicest music.

1957 – what an year it was! The best year in the Golden Era! The best year in the 50s! The best year for melody and music! Such wonderful films came in this year!!! The lineup of 1957 films looks like the selection of the creamy layer in everlasting music – ‘Mother India’, ‘Pyasa’, ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’, ‘Bhabhi’, ‘Asha’, ‘Miss Mary’, ‘Naya Daur’, ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’, ‘Paying Guest’, ‘Nau Do Gyarah’, ‘Dekh Kabira Roya’. ‘Nausherwaan e Adil, ‘Gateway Of India’, ‘Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke, ‘Kathputali’, ‘Sharada’ . . . Films like Baarish, Ab Dilli door nahin, Abhiman, Bada Bhai, Begunah, Beti, Chhote Babu, Coffee House, Dushman, Johnny Walker, Miss Bombay, Miss India, Mr. X, Narsi Bhagat, Paak Daaman, Pawanputra Hanuman, Ustad, Zamana, Garma Garam had equally melodious songs like other films mentioned, albeit may not be so famous. Films produced in Madras were quite popular. AVM’s ‘Bhabhi’, ‘Miss Mary’ and ‘Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke’, Prasad Production’s first Hindi film ‘Sharda’, and MV Raman’s film ‘Asha’ played havoc with their captive audiences. Films from south somehow have always concocted a success formula, mixing comedy, tragedy, social message, excellent production values and above all superb music, which made their films very popular everywhere.

Satyen Bose’s ‘Bandi’ brought together all the three Ganguly brothers in one film for the first time. Later he would repeat this feat in ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ in 1958. ‘Musaafir’, Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s first Hindi film as a director, was an experimental film depicting the phases of life – birth, life, death and rejuvenation, symbolically through a succession of tenants in a house on rent. Director Amiya Chakravarty’s competition with Gyan Mukherjee came to an end with his unexpected demise while the making of ‘Kathputali’ was in progress. The film was completed by Nitin Bose. (Later, Gyan Mukherjee also passed away while making ‘Sitaron Se Aagey’ (1958) which was later completed by Satyen Bose. Both films had the same story and same heroine).

With the musical blockbuster ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’ from Filmistan, Nasir Hussain introduced his own success formula of entertaining films and minted crores by repeating it several times, in a new garb. This film changed Shammi Kapoor’s luck, and made him an A grade actor. However, it did not much benefit the heroine Ameeta. She remained where she was – a second grade actress. Filmistan also released ‘Paying Guest’, with chocolate hero Dev Anand, with superb music and songs composed by SD Burman. Dev also featured in ‘Nau Do Gyarah’, another musical entertainer from Navketan, his home production company.

A surprise hit that year was the socio-religious film ‘Janam Janam Ke Phere’. The song “Zara Saamne To AaO Chhaliye” became the unexpected top song of the year and an iconic one at that! ‘Apradhi Kaun’ was genuinely an excellent detective story. Amiya Chakravarty’s ‘Dekh Kabira Roya’ was a hit due to its superb music, though its cast was quite ordinary. ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ got the national award. Amiya Chakravarty and Gope passed away this year. Nimmi got married. Vividh Bharati started its broadcast on 3rd October 1957.

Compared to all these musical giants. today’s film Hill Station-57 was not at all comparable. MD Hemant Kumar gave music to 9 films in 1957 alone- must be his maximum for any year. Music Aficionados still debate vehemently whether Hemant Kumar was a better singer or a better MD. As MD, he gave music to 55 films, composing 423 songs. As a singer he sang 320 songs in 173 films. In 1957, while he gave music to 9 films, he actually sang songs in 12 films.

I have not seen this film – that time or even at a later time, because I was not a fan of Bina Rai or Pradeep Kumar. Produced by A A Nadiadwala, for the banner- Pushpa Pictures, this Social film was directed by Shakti Samant. In the cast were also, K N Singh, Maruti, Prtotima Devi, Krishnakant, Shyama,Sheela Vaz and many others, including a Dog named Tiger. I always wondered, how can anybody name a Dog as Tiger, when Tigers are never known to be named as Dog. And then, what’s the role of a Dog in a Social film ? Of course in some films, trained dogs do some story turning acts, as in film ” Hum aapke hain Kaun-94″

In Hindi films, there are some senior actors ( I mean, those who have been in films for more than 25-30 years), who remained quiet, without attracting much comments or getting even few lines in the film reviews. They came, stayed and went as quietly as they remained in films. Actors like Sankatha Prasad, Niranjan Sharma,Habib, Anwar, Shaikh, Shivraj etc etc. One such name was Krishna Kant.

The name of krishna kant or K K is known to many people. Krishnakant ( 15-9-1922 to 24-10-2016) was a noted character actor of long standing. His career spanned from 1943 to 1989, a whopping 46 years. After retirement he had settled in Surat, Gujarat. His life story has been made into a Gujarati book ” Guzra hua zamana” written by the famous author Shri Biren Kothari ji. He has gifted me a copy of this book. Reading this book takes you into those times.KK had a knack of telling the history in an interesting way, with a lot many photographs. Till the last day (94 years) his memory was excellent. During my visit to Surat in early 2016, I could not meet him, due to paucity of time. This will pinch me forever. Our Sudhir ji and Bakshish Singh ji met him, when they went to Surat to meet Harsh Raghuwanshi ji.

Krishnakant acted in 109 Hindi, 16 Gujarati, 2 Bangla and 2 English movies. He has also directed 2 Hindi and 13 Gujarati films. In addition, he was active on TV in his later years. He acted in 8 Hindi and 6 Gujarati serials and directed 3 Hindi serials. He also acted in 1 Hindi and 7 Gujarati stage dramas. Here is a short Bio data of him-

Krishnakant (15-9-1922 to 24-10-2016)
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Gujarati and Hindi actor and director born in Howrah, Bengal, as Krishnakant Maganlal Bukhanwala. Son of a textile engineer; educated in Surat and in Bombay. Obtained a diploma in radio and electrical engineering (1940); then joined the Rooptara Studio in Bombay, working in the sound department. Assisted Nitin Bose for five years, then worked with Arvind Sen on Muqaddar (also acting in it) and with Subodh Mukherjee (Paying Guest, 1957). First major acting role in Phani Majumdar’s Andolan; other notable roles are a paralytic in Amiya Chakravarty’s Patita and the villain in Shakti Samanta’s Detective. Left films in the late 50s to concentrate on Gujarati theatre work (e.g. Pravin Joshi’s Manas Name Karigar) mainly with Harkrishen Mehta’s group. Returned to cinema in the early 70s; turned to direction with Dakurani Ganga, adapting Mehta’s novel Pravaha Paltavyo. Directed a series of Gujarati films based on plays or films from other languages: e.g. Visamo is based on Harkrishen Mehta’s play, in which he acted the role of an old teacher, recalling Paranjpe’s Oon Paoos (1954) and Panthulu’s School Master (1958). Also adapted Anant Mane’s Manini (1961) as Maa Dikri. With these films he introduced a novel style of urban entertainment to Gujarati cinema, although relying on conventional reformist melodrama plots about the joint family, the generation gap and the exploitation of women. Also noted actor on Hindi and Gujarati television.

FILMOGRAPHY (* also d): 1943: Paraya Dhan; 1950: Chor, Muqaddar; Mashaal; 1951: Andolan; 1952: Daag; Tamasha; Zalzala; 1953: Patita; 1954: Baadbaan; Dhobi Doctor; Naukri; 1955: Faraar; Subse Bada Rupaiya; Ghar Ghar Mein Diwali; Seema; 1956: Sailaab; Jagte Raho; Patrani; Sudarshan Chakra; Dhola Maru; 1957: Agra Road; Bandi; Begunah; Hum Panchhi Ek Dal Ke; Yahudi Ki Ladki; Bhabhi; 1958: Ghar Sansar; Detective; Howrah Bridge; Mehndi; Parvarish; Post Box 999; Delhi Ka Thug; 1959: Insaan Jaag Utha; Satta Bazaar; Madhu; Ghar Ghar Ki Baat; Jaalsaaz; 1960: Jaali Note; 1961: Tanhaai; 1963: Jivno Jugari; Vanraj Chavdo; 1969: Do Raaste; Kanku; 1971: Duniya Kya Jaane; Hathi Mere Saathi; Pyar Ki Kahani; Sharmilee; Paraya Dhan; 1972: Mere Jeevan Saathi; Do Chor; Annadata; Gunsundari No Ghar Sansar; 1973: Gaai Aur Gori; Suraj Aur Chanda; Mr Romeo; Manchali; 1974: Parinay; Ajnabi; Trimurti; Vardan; Aarop; 1975: Anari; Kala Sona; Sant Surdas; 1976: Deewangee; Koi Jeeta Koi Haara; Sajjo Rani; Dakurani Ganga*; 1977: Jagriti; Kulavadhu*; 1978: Khoon Ki Pukar; Visamo*; Maa Dikri*; Ghar Sansar*; 1979: Sonba Ane Rupba*; 1980: Maniyaro*; Meru Mulande*; Jog Sanjog*; 1981: Hotel; 1982: Prem Lagna*; Dharmo*; Jawabdaar*; 1983: Main Awara Hoon; Poojana Phool; 1986: Teesra Kinara*; Chhota Admi*; 1988: Kharidar.

(adapted from Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema).

Today’s song is a very good, typical Lover’s song by Hemant Kumar. The song had its own share of popularity for some time in those days. Now enjoy the song, with Nostalgia…..


Song-Wo khushnaseeb hain jinko yahaan qaraar mila (Hill Station)(1957) Singer-Hemant Kumar, lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

wo khushnaseeb hain jinko yahaan qaraar mila
hamen to dil jo mila wo bhi beqaraar mila
wo khushnaseeb hain jinko yahaan qaraar mila
hamen to dil jo mila wo bhi beqaraar mila
wo khushnaseeb hain

mili hain pyaar mein dar dar ki thokaren hamko
mili hain pyaar mein dar dar ki thokaren hamko
lagaaye rakhte hain seene se har ghadi gham ko
jo khatm ho na kabhi aisa intazaar mila
hamen to dil jo mila wo bhi beqaraar mila
wo khushnaseeb hain

sitam hai gham ke samandar mein har khushi doobi
sitam hai gham ke samandar mein har khushi doobi
hamaare ashq mein khud apni zindagi doobi
sahaara de koi aisa na ek baar mila
hamen to dil jo mila wo bhi beqaraar mila
wo khushnaseeb hain jinko yahaan qaraar mila
hamen to dil jo mila wo bhi beqaraar mila
wo khushnaseeb hain


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Blog Day :

4416 Post No. : 15822

Mohammed Rafi: The incomparable (II) – Song No. 17
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20/08/2020 – Death anniversary of Avinash Vyas
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The names of both Avinash Vyas and Bharat Vyas remind everyone of mythological movies and their bhajans and religious songs. On this death anniversary, I found a song, a Rafi solo with a difference. It is nothing like a bhajan or a mythological situation song, but appears to be roadside tamasha category song.

This is a fun song from the film Aadhi roti (1957). This movie has actors like Prem Adeeb, Master Bhagwan, Sulochana Latkar, Daisy Irani and Manorama. The songs are composed by Avinash Vyas and written by (unrelated) Bharat Vyas. As per the Rafi excel sheet, this song is performed on screen by Master Bhagwan. It figures as it does sound like a Bhagwan Dada song.

Three songs from the film are posted as below :
teri duniya mein aa kar bhi
so jaa re so jaa mere laal
main gori gori gori gori chhori

Actually the lullaby song “so ja re so jaa mere laal” is a multiple version song, with one more sad solo by GeetaDutt and a sad version by Rafi Sahab. I am glad that I visited the songs of this movie today. The sad version is something else and I don’t want to stop listening to it. Reminds me of another multiple version sad, lullaby song where Rafi Sahab scores a unbeaten ton in cricketing parlance: aaj kal mein dhal gaya. Composing a song, bringing it to the best possible shape and rehearsing it, till you get the perfect rendition with true expression must be as much hard work as it takes to complete a century in the test match. But then “Beti Bete” was in 1964, with Shankar-Jaikishan being so busy that they were canning more than one song in a day, as per some reports. So here Rafi Sahab and also other singers had to deliver the right take much quickly and had not much opportunity to be pedantic.

Excel sheet is also listing many Rafi songs composed by Avinash Vyas for Gujrati films. I would have attempted to post a gujrati song, especially the ‘Garba” songs like ‘mehnditevaavi’. But I hesitated, due to my half knowledge of the language. A Marathi song should be a safer bet to add in this series.

Avinash Vyas may not be one of the greats of the golden era of hindi film songs. This is a 1957 song, just about the right time when the composers had finally digested that a phenomena like Rafi Sahab exists. S. D.Burman was in his peak with films like “Pyaasa”, “paying Guest” etc., O. P. Nayyar was also getting into his groove and played a masterstroke with “Naya Daur”. Madan Mohan was still getting there with “Gateway of India”. But I feel strongly, that a couple of songs from this film “Aadhi Roti”, especially the lori song is a quality creation, deserves to hold its head high. This “lori” Rafi version has overshadowed the song I am posting here, as I heard it just now, after the present song and prepared the lyrics.

But I liked this song a lot too, for its peppy and mischievous spirit and Rafi sahab’s expertise and perfect delivery and timing in singing it. Another song, where it feels as if, more than one person is singing it, when actually only Rafi Sahab’s voice is there and no chorus to accompany. And plus also the fact that he seems to have so much time to sing not just the words, but accompany them with a lot of his typical ‘murkiyan’. All of this is done within the blink of an eye. Well, almost.

Any wonder that I wish, I was a butterfly on the wall, when all these recordings were happening in the recording studios.

This Rafi solo is presented, as a tribute to Avinash Vyas on his remembrance day.


Song-Mat pyaar mein dhokha khaana (Aadhi Roti)(1957) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

mat pyaar mein dhokha khaana
chikna chikna hai zamaana
baabu re ae ae ae
phisal na jaanaaaaa
o mat pyaar mein dhokha khaana
chikna chikna hai zamaana
babu re ae ae
phisal na jaanaaa
arey phisal na jaanaa
baabu
dil pe rakhna qaaboo
baabu re baabu re baaboo
phisal na jaanaaaaa
haha
arey kahaan jaata bhai

phurrrrrrrrrrr….
udti phirti
jaadugarni
chhoriyaan
chupke chupke
dil ki kartin
choriyaan
ho…..
udti phirti
jaadugarni
chhoriyaan
chupke chupke
dil ki karti
choriyaan
dil apna in se bachaana
mat chot jigar pe khaana
baabu re ae ae ae
phisal na jaanaaa
arey phisal na jaanaa
baabu
dil pe rakhna qaaboo
baabu re baabu re baaboo
phisal na jaanaaaaa
hahaha

chal chal chal
sambhal ke chal
o Chal chal chal
sambhal ke
galiyaan hain yeh pyaar ki
naar hai ya dhaar hai
talwaar ki
kaanon mein do
ghoomti hain baaliyaan
dil phansaane
ko hain yeh do
jaaliyaan
ho Kaanon mein do
ghoomti hain baaliyaan
dil phansaane
ko hain yeh do
jaaliyaan
ye prem ka taana-baana
mat iss chakkar mein aanaa
baabu re ae ae ae
phisal na jaanaaa
phisal na jaanaa
baabu
dil pe rakhna qaaboo
baabu re baabu re baaboo
phisal na jaanaaaaa
mat pyar mein dhokha khaana
chikna chikna hai zamaana
baabu re ae ae ae
o Phisal na jaanaaa
o baabuoo
phisal na jaanaa


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Blog Day :

4415 Post No. : 15819

Now a days we are regularly discussing songs under the “Blog Ten Year Challenge”. Every day, at least one movie is found to be eligible for this challenge.

Today (19 august 2020) is an exception. No movie is eligible today for the reason that no posts appeared on this day 10 year ago. That way, 2010 had lots of DOT days – 61 to be exact. 19 august 2010 was the 45th DOT day (out of 61) of 2010.

By contrast, 2020 thankfully has had no DOT days. And I hope that we will be able to maintain this record for 2020.

Today so far no post has appeared. On this occasion here is a song from “Chandi Pooja”(1957). “Chandi Pooja”(1957) was produced by Dinu M Desai and directed by Raman B Desai for New Precious pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Manhar Desai, Shanta Apte, Prem Adib, D.K.Sapru, Hans Raj, Malaya Sarkar, Panday, Moni Chatterjee, Sangeeta, Sudhir, Narbada Shankar etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. The movie had made its debut in the blog on 18 August 2010 and four out of eight songs of the movie have been covered so far. So the movie was eligible for “Blog Ten Year Challenge” yesterday. But we could noyt take up this movie yesterday.

One day later, here is the fifth song from “Chandi Pooja”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and female chorus. Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ajit Merchant.

Only the audio of this “Aaj main jawaan ho gayi hoon” genre of song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Bachpan hua khatam hai (Chandi Pooja)(1957) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Ajit Merchant
Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

bachpan hua khatam hai
lagney lagi sharam hai
lo aa gayi jawaani ee
ab pyaar ka mausam hai
bachpan hua khatam
hmm….hmmm…hmmmm….hmmhmmm….hmmmmm
hmm….hmmm…hmmmm….hmmhmmm.hmmmmm

kya khoob ye umar hai
iss ka ajab asar hai
jhukney lagi hain palkein aen
tirchhi huyi nazar hai
ho o o o ho o o o
sakhiyon ye kya zulam hai
ab khul gaya bharam hai
ye baat mat bataanaa
tumko meri qasam hai
bachpan hua khatam
hmm….hmmm…hmmmm….hmmmmm.hmmmmm…hmmmm
hmm….hmmm…hmmmm….hmmmmm.hmmmmm…hmm….hmmm

kaissi ghadi ye aayee
aaney lagi angdaayi
mujko meri umariyaa aa aa
kiss oar kheench laayi
ho o o ho o o o ho o o
aakhon mein aaj dum hai
kya masti ka aalam hai
badli hai zindgaani
ab jo bhi ho to kam hai
bachpan hua khatam

bachpan hua khatam hai
lagney lagi sharam hai
lo aa gayi jawaani ee
ab pyaar ka mausam hai
bachpan hua khatam


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Blog Day :

4390 Post No. : 15753

“Laxmi Pooja”(1957) was produced and directed by Jayant Desai for Hemlata Pictures, Bombay. This “bhakti pradhan” (devotional) movie had Nirupa Roy, shahu Modak, Jeewan, Niranjan sharma, Anand Kumar, Babu Raje, Praveen Pal, Indira, Manju, Shree Bhagwan, Sukumar, Rajrani etc in it, with Minu Mumtaz in guest appearance.

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

Here is the second song from “Laxmi Pooja”(1957) to appear in the past. The song is sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi. The song is penned by Bharat Vyas. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the “remonstrating with the Almighty” genre of song.


Song-Itni si meri hai pukaar prabhu (Laxmi Pooja)(1957) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrica-Bharat Vyas, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

itni si meri hai pukaar prabhu
itna sa mera kehna
bhagwaan tere bhakton ko jagat mein
padta hai dukh sahna aa aa
itni si meri hai pukaar
sukh dukh se bhara sansaar
yahaan sab hanste huye sahna
jis haal mein raakhe gopal humen
usmein hi magan rehna aa aa
sukh dukh se bhara sansaar

dekh muraari tera pujaari
haare kahin na baazi
dekh muraari tera pujaari
haare kahin na baazi
jismein hai raazi maalik hamaara aa aa
jismein hai raazi maalik hamaara
hum sab usi mein raazi
humen kiska hai darr
humne to teri bhakti ka mukut pahna aa
jis haal mein raakhe gopal
humen usmein hi magan rahna aa aa
sukh dukh se bhara sansaar

duniya ke daata
o re vidhaata
tera vidhaan anoothha
aisa hamaare man ko laga re
tu aaj humse roothha

tera bharosa bhagwan agar kahin satiyon ke man se toota
pooja karega na koi teri
tu jag mein padega jhoothha
aaj koi abla ke bhaag ka
loot raha gehna
jis haal mein raakhe gopal
humen usmein hi magan rahna

bhagwaan tere bhakton ko jagat mein
padta hai dukh sehna


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Blog Day :

4380 Post No. : 15726

“Chandi Pooja”(1957) was produced by Dinu M Desai and directed by Raman B Desai for New Precious Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Manhar Desai, Prem Adib, Shanta Apte, Malay Sarkar, Sapru, Pandey, Sangeeta, Narbada Shankar, Hansraj, Sudhir, Moni Chatterjee etc in it.

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

Here is the fourth song from “Chandi Pooja”(1957) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Shamshad Begam and Rafi. Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ajit Merchant. In this movie, all other songs were solos, and this song is the only duet song. Only the audio of the son is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. My guess is that it was picturised on the lead pair of Nirupa Roy and Manhar Desai.


Song-Ae jee o jee kaho (Chandi Puja)(1957) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Ajit Merchant

Lyrics

ae ji o
ji kaho
badi aaj ki daraawni hai raat
zara jaagte rehna
ae ji o
ji kaho
badi beimaan hai ye barsaat
zara bach ke rehna

aisa mat bolo ji
laage mohe darr
darr jo lage to gori aa jaao idhar
aisa mat bolo ji
laage mohe darr
arre darr jo lage to gori aa jaao idhar
tumhen kya khabar
badi door mera ghar
main hoon tere paas gori
phir kya fikar

ae ji o
ji kaho
kahin ho na jaaye aisi waisi baat
zara jaagte rehna
badi beimaan hai ye barsaat
zara bach ke rehna

aaj ki ye raat gori badi hai kathor
hamko bata do ji kab hogi bhor
aaj ki ye raat gori badi hai kathor
hamko bata do ji kab hogi bhor
gori tera dil hua kaahe kamzor
suna hai ke rehta hai yahaan ek chor
ae ji o
ji kaho
badi buri hoti chor ki zaat
zara bach ke rehna

badi aaj ki daraawni hai raat
zara jaagte rehna

kaale kale ghan dekho banen dushman
bade dhokhebaaz hain ye loot lete man
kaale kale ghan dekho banen dushman
bade dhokhebaaz hain ye loot lete man
koi to upaai karo kuchh to jatan
arre iske liye dena hoga pyaar ka vachan
ae ji o
ji kaho
dekho chhod na dena mera saath
zara jaagte rehna


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Blog Day :

4370 Post No. : 15702

Today’s song is a special song from the film Mirza Sahibaan-1957. It is special because it is almost a 9 minute song – 8 minutes and 36 seconds, to be exact. There is one more-Punjabi- song in this film, which is about 6m 30s long. Today’s song is written by Verma Malik and the music is composed by Sardul kwatra- one of the 3 Sikh composers in Hindi films during that period ( the other two were G S Kohli and S Mohinder). His younger brother Bhagwant Kwatra was his assistant here.

Sardul Singh Kwatra was one of the very few Sikh Music Directors Hindi Films had. He was born in Lahore in 1928. He was educated and trained in classical music at Lahore. His teacher in music was Sardar Awatar Singh, who was quite famous in Lahore. Later Sardul singh joined Hansraj Behl as his assistant.

After Partition, his family first shifted to Amritsar and then to Bombay. The family established a film production company and started making films. Their first film was ‘Ek Teri Nishani”-49. Sardul singh was its MD, along with Pt. Amarnath and Vinod. Later he composed for ‘Jalte Deep”-50, with T.K.Das. His first independent film was “Man ka Meet”-50.
His family company wanted to make a Punjabi film “Posti”-50. Sardul got newcomer Shyama to be the Heroine. Shyama also acted in their second film “Kode Shah’-53. Their next Hindi film was ‘Goonj’-52, for which Sardul convinced Suriya to be its Heroine. He was its MD of course.

Sardul singh was a tall,well built and handsome person. Unfortunately his severe inclination towards beautiful women overpowered his talents. He used to proudly say, ‘I can not create good music without beautiful faces. ” He was aware of his looks and used it unabashedly to influence women.

When he was in Bombay, he requested Mohd. Rafi ( after this film) to let out the top floor flat in Rafi’s bungalow to him , since it was empty. Being a good and helpful man, Rafi agreed. When Rafi’s son’s marriage was fixed, he wanted his flat back, but Sardul kwatra refused to vacate. Those days, the Bombay Rent control act was in favour of the tenants, so Rafi had a lot of problems. After a few years, Sardul filed a criminal case also against Rafi, in this connection. Rafi suffered a lot because of this. Finally, while going to Chandigarh before shifting to the USA, Sardul Kwatra vacated the flat. This detailed story is described in ” aap ki parchhaiyan” a book by Rajnikumar Pandya ji.

He gave music to 22 Hindi and 13 Punjabi films. In 1970, he visited Chandigarh and established ‘Chandigarh Film Institute”. He left his wife and children and went to the USA with another good looking woman, in 1978. He got 2 children from this association. Sardul singh Kwatra died in the US on 6-7-2004.

India is a unique country in the world. ” Vividhata mein ekta” (विविधता में एकता ). A country which has 28 states and 9 UTs, 22 languages mentioned in its Constitution, 30 languages spoken by 30 lakh people each, 122 languages spoken by more than 10000 people each and 1652 languages spoken in all the country. So many religions are living amicably since thousands of years and still the country is ONE unit, when the Nation needs it. Disproving all the Pundits of the world saying that India will break into pieces after independence, we are stronger and more developed by the day. So, what is the secret ?

The secret is its Culture, which keeps all faiths and languages bound together. In India, Culture is greater than and a bigger influence than individual religions. The flexibility, adaptability and readiness to make changes by the majority section, is the secret. This makes India the biggest Democracy in the world today. The entire world looks up to us as a final Saviour.

Culture and Folklore have bound Indians together. In every state there are its own Folk tales, Folk Dances and Folk Music. Still, some common Folklore is all over the country. Though every region has its own Folklores, Lovers’ Folk lore from Punjab and Sind have been traditionally well known throughout India, e.g. Heer-Ranjha or Sohni-Mahiwal etc etc. Our films have a great contribution in keeping the country United and Together,despite calamities and aggressions. Some of the Folk tales of Love from Punjab and Sindh became well known due to films made on them.

There are 9 Tragic Love stories from Punjab and Sindh,in which both the lovers die without getting united. These 9 Love stories are-
Mirza-Sahiban
Heer – Ranjha
Sassi-Punnu
Momal-Rano
Umar-marvi
Sohni-Mahiwal
Lila-Chanesar
Noorie-Tamchi
Dhaj-Rorkumar (Unlike most pairs,in Mirza Sahiban,the Male name comes First !)
Indian film producers have helped spread these Immortal Love stories by making movies on them,as under-
Heer-Ranjha… Films made in 1931,32,48 and 1970
Mirza-Sahiban… In 1933,35,47 and 1957
Sassi-Punnu… In 1932,33 and 1946
Sohni-Mahiwal…In 1933,46,58 and 1984
Umar-Marvi…in 1942
Noorie-Tamchi…In 1934
Today’s film was directed by Ravi Kapoor, who directed 3 more films-Kala Chor-56,Chalta Purja-58 and Accident-65. The cast of the film was Shyama, Shammi Kapoor, Ram Singh, Madan Puri,Uma Dutt, Indira, Nazir kashmiri, Tun Tun, Daljit and many others.

Indira. This is a ‘Same Name Confusion’ artiste. During the silent Era and early Talkie period, there was one Indira Devi. Her real name was Effie Hippolet- an Anglo-Indian She acted in 24 silent films since 1927, but did only two Talike films-Al-Hilal-35 and Wamaq Azra-1935. Then there is the comedian fatty Indira Bansal who was operative from 1951 to 1981, and worked in 116 films. This Indira was different.

Indira, one of Punjabi cinema’s most popular leading ladies of the 1960s, was born on August 6, 1938 in northern India. Growing up in an aristocratic family in the Punjab village of Kharian, her family lost everything when they had to flee their home during partition to settle in Kanpur. In 1952 her family shifted to Bombay where an Elder brother ran a successful business.

Indira was noticed by the popular comedien Bhagwan while he was shooting a movie at Jagriti Studios, and she was put in the cast of his film Rangeela (1953). Raj Kapoor, who happened to be visiting the set of Rangeela, noticed Indira and later cast her as the daughter of a rich industrialist in his film Shree 420 (1955).

Indira continued to appear in supporting roles in major Hindi productions like Funtoosh (1956), Mirza Sahibaan-1957, Yahudi (1958), and Dil Deke Dekho(1959). She had just appeared as the lead in the low budget yarn Jungle Ki Duniya (1959) when she was cast as the heroine in a Punjabi film titled Yamla Jatt in 1960. This was followed that same year by two more Punjabi pictures, Do Lacchian and Kiklee. All three films were very successful.

Returning to Hindi language movies, she found herself much in demand for B-films with colorful titles like Maya Mahal (1963), Jungle Boy (1963), Tarzan Aur Jadugar (1963), Pahadi Nagin (1964), Arab Ka Lal (1964), Son of Zimbo (1966), Sheba and Hercules (1967), Tarzan in Fairyland (1968) and CID Agent 302 (1968), sometimes playing the heroine, but more often than not as a vamp or villain. Occasionally she would snag a nice supporting role in a major production like Do Dil (1965) or Mere Huzoor (1968), and she still continued to star in Punjabi fare.

Sometimes billed as Indira Billi (her real name was Indira Kaur) she was interviewed in 1963 for Picture Post magazine where she talked about her beginnings: “I had not the good fortune of stepping into films and finding myself a heroine right from the start as had been the case with many glamour girls these days. It was a life of toil and tears, fighting every inch, every day, and month after month. Sometimes I was fed up, felt tired of the ceaseless struggle to make my presence felt. With the struggle for existence keen and with not enough money, those early days were none too happy for a girl aspiring for a respectable place in the film world, let alone stardom. Sometimes I had my misgivings whether I was right in coming into films. Some kind of inferiority complex took hold of me and I thought several times that I would never become a star.” Indira married cinema owner Shiv Kumar in the early to mid-1960s and left the film scene in the early 1970s.

The story of the film Mirza Sahibaan-57 was….

Sahiba’s father (Uma Dutt) is Mirza’s mother’s brother (making them cousins). She brings Mirza for an extended visit to her family home, a visit cut short when Sahiba’s mother (Gulab) throws a fit over her young daughter’s budding relationship with Mirza, who for some reason is not considered worthy of her. Mirza adamantly refuses to leave his Sahiba when his insulted mother packs up her bags and goes.

Her sad-sack hen-pecked brother promises to take good care of Mirza, although how someone so lacking a spine can possibly protect a kid who is clearly not wanted is beyond me. Anyway, Sahiba and Mirza become inseparable and grow into young adults (Shyama and Shammi Kapoor) who adore each other. The little cocoon of love that surrounds them is constantly under attack by Sahiba’s brothers Mir (Ram Singh) and Shamir (Madan Puri) in addition to her mother, but the pair remains steadfast (although they spend a lot of time talking about their willingness to die for one another, never a good omen).

In addition to Sahiba, Mirza has a passion for his white mare and his bow and arrows and is a crack shot. This endears him no further to his nasty cousins, and his love for Sahiba is also a thorn in the side for the local barber and matchmaker Umara (?) who stands to lose a commission if the young lovers marry each other. When Sahiba persuades Mirza to take her to a local fair, Umara takes the opportunity to create trouble.

Umara informs Mir and Shamir that Sahiba is at the fair with Mirza. Infuriated, they track him down and beat him mercilessly, although not as mercilessly as Sahiba’s mother when they all reach home. She throws Mirza out of the house and locks Sahiba in her room. Sahiba’s father quickly accedes to his wife’s wishes that he get Sahiba married into the wealthy Choudhary family (who happen to be her relatives) nearby, and Umara is called in.

Sahiba, unable to escape her mother’s eagle eye, asks her friend Mora to take a message to Mirza, who is now homeless and despondently considering suicide.

Mora saves him from jumping off a cliff, and he goes to stay with their aunt, Bibo.

Umara the matchmaker now becomes very busy, going first to fix Sahiba’s marriage with the son of Choudhary Sahab (Nazir Kashmiri), and then to Mirza’s parents’ house, where he tells them how mistreated Mirza has been. Mirza’s mother asks him to plead with Mirza to return home—which he doesn’t have to do because Bibo is already suggesting it to Mirza. She relents though in the face of Mirza’s devotion.

He agrees to return to his parental home if Bibo will bring Sahiba to him to say goodbye, which she does. He promises to return for Sahiba, and she says that she will send word when her wedding date is fixed so that he can save her. I am not clear how this will work out better than if they just leave right now, but it’s not my plot. Sahiba’s wedding is eventually fixed for the same day as Mirza’s sister Chatti’s, and Bibo sends a message to Mirza.

Mirza receives the message, and races away on his trusty white mare to rescue Sahiba from her wedding. He runs away with her.

The end- The opposite party follows Mirza and Sahiba and kills Mirza. Sahiba commits suicide and both die in each other’s arms.

(For this post, I thank Wikipedia, Mike Barnum’s Blog, HFGK, memsaabstory.com and my notes.)


Song-Subah uthh ke Mirze yaar ne Sahibaan ka le liya naam(Mirza Saahiban)(1957) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Sardul Kwatra
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

haddipa
haddipa
haddipa
haddipa
hey

ho o o
ho ho ho ho
subah uthh ke mirze yaar ne
sahibaan ka le liya naam
ghar ghar mashoori ho gayi ee
gali gali hua badnaam
ho o o o
o o o o
tera chori chori pyaar thha
ab aage sare aam
ho ho ho ho ho ho ho
kya jaane mirza sahibaan
ab kya hoga anjaam
khha liya beliya toone aam

aaha
aaha
aaha
aaha
aaha
aaha

hey kudiya ne
hey kudiya ne
hey kudiye ne

balle balle balle
hey mundaiy ne
hey mundaiy ne
hey mundaiy ne

ho sadqe
hey kudiya ne ?? kudiyaa waali ??
hurr
hey munde
shahar de gunde
baaj na aawan

aa hahahahaha
Hey kudiya ?? kudiyaa ho ?? dil churaawan
ho sadqe
Hey munde
shahr ke gunde
baaj na aawan

hurr
mohe le de dupatta malmal ka
ho rang zara halka
?? kal ka
?? karo kal ka
oye soniya aa
oye beliya

mohe le de dupatta malmal ka
ho rang zara halka
ho rang zara halka
ho soniya
hoy beliyaa

ho tu le ke dupatta jab aayegi ee ee
tu le ke dupatta jab aayegi
ho bindiya lagaayegi
najar lag jaayegi ee
ho soniye ae
ho heeriye
hey kudiya ni ?? kudiya
?? dil churaawan
ho balle balle balle
hey munde
shahr ke gunde
baaz na aawan

aa mil gale
duniya jale
duniya se chalen door hum
hai waasta
ab raastaa
chhodo jee ye majboor??

haaye
dil le liya aa aa aa
gham de diya aa aa
dil le liya aa aa
gham de diya
bedardi
gham de diya

ho mujhe dil ki
banaa le jee malika
bharosa nahin pal ka
na waada karo kal ka
oy soniyaa aa aa
oye beliyaa

oye kudiye ni ??
?? dil churaawan

hoye sadqe
Hey munde
shahar ke gunde
baaz na aawan

ke rang dhingrang
ke rang dhingrang
ke rang dhingrang

ke rang dhingrang
ke rang dhingrang
ke rang dhingrang

haathhon mein haath
?? ke kangan
?? rang

balle balle balle balle
?? chunari rang birangi ke ho gaye ??
ab ??

ke rang dhingrang
ke rang dhingrang
ke rang dhingrang

ho gori
jab se chali gayi dhali ho hamko

ho balle balle
to humko dard judaai mili
?? kaun hamaara
ab chale na chaara
ke rang dhingraari
ke rang dhingraari
ke rang dhingraari
ke rang dhingraari

shehron mein se shahar anokha
shahar hai ek Ambaala
ho Ambaale ki ek sundari
rang thha uska kaala
punjaab ke chhaile ne ae ae
is Punjaab ke chhaile ne thha usko jaadoo daala
chala gaya wo tod ke dil ko
bholi soorat waala
ab kahaan jaayegi haan
pher baithh ke maala
ab kahaan jaaogi
pher baithh ke maala
ab kahaan jaaogi
pher baithh ke maala
ab kahaan jaaogi
aa hahahaha

sadak kinaare ek chhokra
khada thha najar jamaaye
Raaja ki ek ladki dekhi
dekh ke bola haaye
kehne laga dil khaali hai

aay haay
kehne laga dil khaali hai
koi ismein aaye
ik ladki ne khol ke joote
sar pe khoob jamaaye
ro ro bole wo

koi mujhe banchaaye
ro ro bole wo
koi mujhe bachaaye
ro ro bole wo
koi mujhe bachaaye
ro ro bole wo o
aahaa


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