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Blog Day :

5423 Post No. : 17787

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2013-2023) – Song No.122
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On this date ten years ago (24 May 2013),seven songs from seven digfferent movies was covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Post No Song Title Name of the movie Remarks
8120 Ajeeb hai zindagi ki manzil Aakaash(1953) 6 songs covered out of 7 by now
8121 Beemaar e muhabbat ka itna sa fasaana hai Teesri Gali (1958) 4 songs covered out of 6 by now
8122 Sainyya haay haay haay tere gaaon mein Opera House (1961) 6 songs covered out of 7 by now
8123 Chale aana sanam uthhaaye kadam Dekha Pyaar Tumhaara(1963) 2 songs covered out of 6 by now
8124 Umr to pyaar karne ki aayi Zindagi(1976) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now
8125 Chhodo ye nigaahon ka ishaara Inkaar(1977) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now
8126 Kaanton se chhedte hain mere jigar ke chhaale Qeemat(1946) Movie YIPPEED in the blog by now

We observe that three movies (out of seven) whose songs were covered in the blog on this date ten years ago (on 24 May 2013) have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with four unYIPPEED movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (24 May 2023). Out of these four unYIPPEED movies, two movies have only one song left to be covered but that last song could not be located, so these two movies cannot be taken up under BTYC. That leaves us with juste eligible for BTYC and whose remaining songs are available.

“Teesri Gali”(1958) was produced by C D Sadarangani and directed by Kundan Kumar for Radiant Movies, Bombay. The movie had Shyama, Abhi Bhattacharya, Prem Adib, Kammo, Gopte, Neeroo, Leela Misra, Nagpal, Bhagwan Sinha, Mohan Choti, Dube, Panchotia, Ramlal Pehlwan, Arya Kumar, C.N.Kapoor etc in it.

“Teesri Gali”(1958) had six songs in it. Four songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fifth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Anjum Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Mere sanam ek kadam tum bhi chalo main bhi chaloon(Teesri Gali)(1958) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

mere sanam ek kadam
tum bhi chalo
main bhi chaloon
faaslaa kuchch to kam hogaa aa
hanske idhar dekh zaraa
der na kar aankh milaa
ye nashaa kuchch to kam hogaa aaa
mere sanam ek kadam
tum bhi chalo
main bhi chaloon
faaslaa kuchch to kam hogaa aa

teer-e-nazar
dil ke paar gayee
dil ki khataa hamko maar gayee
teer-e-nazar
dil ke paar gayee
dil ki khataa aaa hamko maar gayee
hum to nahin kehte magar
ye to bataa jaane jigar
kab talak ye sitam hogaa
mere sanam ek kadam
tum bhi chalo
main bhi chaloon
faaslaa kuchch to kam hogaa aaa

dard meraa aake dekh zaraa
dil pe mere nazrein phenk zaraa
dard meraa aake dekh zaraa
dil pe mere aey ae nazrein phenk zaraa
jaltee hai to duniyaa jaley
jisko teraa pyaar miley
usko kaahey ka gham hogaa
mere sanam ek kadam
tum bhi chalo
main bhi chaloon
faaslaa kuchch to kam hogaa aa

pyaar badhey
aisi baat kaho
tum jo sanam mere paas raho oo
pyaar badhey ae
aisi baat kaho
tum jo sanam mere paas raho oo
kitnaa haseen hogaa safar
taaron mein jhoolegi nazar
aasmaan par kadam hogaa
mere sanam ek kadam
tum bhi chalo main bhi chaloon
faaslaa kuchch to kam hogaa
hanske idhar dekh zaraa
der na kar aankh milaa
ye nashaa kuchch to kam hogaa
mere sanam ek kadam
tum bhi chalo main bhi chaloon
faaslaa kuchch to kam hogaa aa
faaslaa kuchch to kam hogaa


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Blog Day :

5421 Post No. : 17780

#the Decade of Fifties –1951 – 1960 #
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“Teerath Yaatraa-1958” was directed by Adarsh for ‘Adarshlok, Bombay’.Adarsh was also the producer of this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 16.05.1958. That means this movie is sixty-five years old now.

The cast of this movie had Mahipal, Jaimala, Heeralal, Nana Palsikar, Kesari, Radheshyam, Indira Bansal, Shakuntala, Jagat, Sahgal, Ratan, Vishambhar, Nikku, Baby Nazma, Bheem, Bharat and others.

“Teerath Yaatraa-1958” has nine songs that were penned by four lyricist viz. Adarsh, Anjaan, Madan Mohan and Saraswati Kumar ‘Deepak’.
Music for this movie was composed by Suresh-Talwar.

HGK Vol-III (1951-1960) mentions the lyricist’s name and singer’s names for six songs only.

Manna Dey, Geeta Dutt, Suman Kalyanpur, and Manorama Bery are singers mentioned for this movie’s songs.

Only one song from this movie has been posted on the blog which is ‘meri preet mera pyaar boley aaj baar baar’, which was posted on 15.04.2014.

Today I present the second song from this movie. This song, in the voice of Geeta Dutt is a ‘remonstrating with the almighty’ category song.

(Till singers names for the remaining songs are known, this song is the only Geeta Dutt song in this movie).

Lyrics for this song is written by Madan Mohan, a lyricist who is different from the music director of the same name.

Only the audio of the song is available.

I would request knowledgeable readers to add more information about this movie and its songs.

Let us now listen to this song …


Song-Bol ree Kashi bol ree Mathura (Teerath Yaatra)(1958) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Madan Mohan (lyricist), MD-Suresh Talwar

Lyrics

bol ri kaashi
bol ri mathura
bol re haridwaar
kahaan gaye mere
pati parmeshwar
chhod mujhe
manjhdhaar

kahaan hain bramha
kahaan hain vishnu
kahaan hain shiv kaa
kahaan hai wo kartaar
jo bantaa
jag kaa
paalanhaar

kaan khol kar
sun bhagwaan
sun bhagwaan
aaj bataa de
gayi kahaan
teri aan baan
aur shaan
bol arey bhagwaan
kahaan
teri aan baan
aur shaan

koyi umanaath
koyi ramanaath
koyi vishwanaath
kehlaataa hai
main huyi anaath
mera naath kahaan
ye koyi nahin batlaata hai
chaandi ke mandir par
phir bhi ee ee
jag dharm dhwajaa phahraata hai
putley hain paashaan ke ye
nirjeev aur naakaam
bol arey bhagwaan
kahaan
teri aan baan
aur shaan

pati ki arthhi jalee to
tera dev lok jal jaayegaa aa
lapat ki saansen uthhi to
tera chaand sooraj gal jaayegaa aa
mera taaj to dhhal hi chukaa aa
ab tera tej dhhal jaayegaa aa
nahin teerath mein
nahin moorat mein
nahin dhwajaa mein praan
nahin dhwajaa mein praan
bolo re bhagwaan


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Blog Day :

5398 Post No. : 17710

Today’s cabaret video song is from the film ‘Jailor’ (1958).

The film from the stable of Minerva Movietone was a remake of its own film ‘Jailor’ made in 1938 with Sohrab Modi, Leela Chitnis, Sadiq Ali etc. The story, dialogues and song lyrics were by 2 persons – Kamaal Amrohi and Amir Hyder. The screenplay was by JK Nanda and music by Meer Sahib. The film was about a good person turning into a cruel and bad person due to personal troubles and again turning into a philanthropic good man, due to change of heart and regrets.

The story has shades of a famous novel ‘Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde’, written by Robert L Stevenson in 1886. It was made into a silent film in 1920 and then talkie films were made in 1931, 1941 and 2006 in Hollywood. It seems the 1931 film was the inspiration  for the original film ‘Jailor’ of 1938. However, it is difficult to understand why Sohrab Modi decided to make a remake of this film in 1958.

In the interval of 1938 and 1958, Sohrab Modi’s image had been formed as an expert in historical films and for his unique style of delivering long Urdu mixed Hindi dialogues in his sonorous solid voice. Films like ‘Pukar’ (1939), ‘Sikandar’ (1941), ‘Prithvi Vallabh’ (1943), ‘Jhansi Ki Rani’ (1952), ‘Rajhath’ (1956), ‘Nausherwan e Adil’ (1957) and ‘Yahudi’ (1958) (released before ‘Jailor’ (1958)) had confirmed his image in the minds of Indian audience in this way. For them to accept Modi as an emotional pervert was simply not possible.

It was a mystery why Modi chose such a film for a remake which would be a mismatch to his current image. The audience neither accepted the film nor Modi in the role of a cruel and bad man and the film was a failure at the Box office. Modi must have remembered his early debacle film ‘Atma Tarang’ (1937) which was made without caring for what the audience wanted ! A film made to satiate self satisfaction not caring for the audience faces this result undoubtedly ! And Modi had a choice of many hit films like ‘Pukar’ (1939) or ‘Sikandar’ (1941) etc.

Making remakes of earlier Hit and successful films was a trend not only for the South made films, but even many Hindi films were remade again in Hindi. Here are a few examples….

The most famous remake is ‘Aurat’ (1940), remade as ‘Mother India’ in 1957 by Mehboob Khan. Actor Kanhaiyalal did the same role of Sukhi Lala in both films.

‘Miss Mala’ of 1941 was remade as ‘Amar’ in 1954. Naushad was the MD for both versions. Actor Jayant played the same role in both films.

Film ‘Pugree’ of 1948 was remade as ‘Dil Daulat Duniya’ in 1972. Comedian Dikshit had played the role of Ramu Chacha in ‘Pugree’ accompanied with a small dog – Chikoo. This role was played by Om Prakash in ‘Dil Daulat Duniya’ with a small dog Pickoo.

Film ‘Grihasthi’ of 1948 was remade as ‘Ghar Basake Dekho’ in 1963.

Film ‘Malkin’ of 1953 was remade as ‘Biradari’ in 1966.

Film ‘Panghat’ of 1943 was remade as ‘Chitchor’ in 1976.

These are just a few examples but there are hundreds of films remade in different languages from other languages. The most were in Hindi from Southern languages. Why are remakes done? Why are film stories copied? There are many reasons. Most importantly, for a remake, a ready-made story, screenplay, dialogues and even the songs are available. Secondly, since the original is a hit film, success of the remake is expectedly almost certain and thirdly, the shootings can be done in a short period, thereby saving money.

There is one more reason. Read the following. . .

In 2004, a book called ‘Why We Tell Stories’, written by Christopher Booker was published. It is a book having more than 700 pages-728 pages to be exact. The book says

“There are only 7 (Seven) basic plots in the whole world. They are recycled again and again in novels, movies, plays and operas. These are

  1. Overcoming the Monster
  2. Rags to riches
  3. The quest
  4. Voyage and return
  5. Rebirth
  6. Comedy,  and
  7. Tragedy “.

 

After this book was published, there was chaos and criticism started. ‘New York Times’ also jumped in. The author coolly replied to all points and stuck to his statements. If we look at Hindi films, I personally feel that what the author has said is true in our case. Only thing is that our film stories are always a clever mixture of all or some of the above points.

Now let us see the story of the film ‘Jailor’ (same in both the 1938 and 1958 film). . .

Dilip (Sohrab Modi) is a good natured kind hearted jailor. He has a good looking wife Kanwal (Kamini Kaushal) and a doting girl child – Bali (Daisy Irani). Kanwal likes to enjoy modern life , like attending clubs etc, which Dilip does not like. Kanwal does not like her husband. She contacts her ex-lover Dr. Ramesh (Abhi Bhattacharya) and they both elope. She is not worried about her child either. This shock changes the life of Dilip and he becomes cruel, hot tempered and a nasty person, as if to avenge the world for what happened to him.

Kanwal and her lover meet with an accident. Ramesh loses his sight and Kanwal’s face is badly injured. When Dilip learns about her accident, he brings a repentant Kanwal back home. However he locks her in a room and tortures her, taunts her and tries to take revenge. She is not allowed to meet her daughter, who is told that her mother has died. Once the daughter Bali falls sick, but Dilip does not allow Kanwal to tend her daughter also. Frustrated and sad Kanwal commits suicide. Due to illness the daughter also dies.

This is another shock for Dilip, but it changes him to his old good nature. He becomes more kind, loving and helpful to others. One of his ex-convicts Prem (Rajkumar Khatri) kills the village rowdy when he tries to trouble his blind sister Chhaya (Geeta Bali). In the jail, Prem requests Dilip to look after his sister. Dilip meets and helps her. He starts loving Chhaya. Unknown to him, Dr. Ramesh, now blind, comes to the same temple in which Chhaaya lives. They get to know each other and develop love.

When Dilip comes to know about their love, he spends his savings and helps both blind people to get operated upon. They regain sight. Dilip ensures that they are united.

Rajkumar Khatri who had been famous for his roles in dharmik films so far did a role of a murderer, contrary to his background. This too did not go too well with the audience.

Here is the song video. Sung by Asha Bhosle and lip synced by dancer Lilian on screen.

Song- Raggi Pappi Lalli, Ae Lalli Pappi Raggi (Jailor) (1958) Singers – Asha Bhosle, Lyricist – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Madan Mohan

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

raggi pappi lalli
ae lalli pappi raggi
dekho ye samana kare yaaron se bhi thaggi
raggi pappi lalli
ae lalli pappi raggi
dekho ye samana kare yaaron se bhi thaggi
raggi pappi lalli
ae lalli pappi raggi ya

nazar neki neki chaahe maal hai paraaya
huzoor kis bagh se ye phool hai churaaya
gazab ka ye daaka
gazab ki ye chori
chaman mein bhi rehna
bahaaron se bhi thaggi
raggi pappi lalli
ae lalli pappi raggi
dekho ye samana kare yaaron se bhi thaggi
raggi pappi lalli
ae lalli pappi raggi ya

ye duniya jo bechti hai pyaar bhi wafa bhi
jo bas chale bech de ye apna khuda bhi
ye duniya jo bechti hai pyaar bhi wafa bhi
jo bas chale bech de ye apna khuda bhi
bhanwar mein fanse to
kinaaron ko pukaare
jo paar lag jaayen to kinaaron se bhi thaggi
raggi pappi lalli
ae lalli pappi raggi
dekho ye samana kare yaaron se bhi thaggi
raggi pappi lalli
ae lalli pappi raggi. . .

bhool gaya pyaar ki adaaon ko zamaana
ke shamma se bhi jhooth mooth khele parwaana
bhool gaya pyaar ki adaaon ko zamaana
ke shamma se bhi jhooth mooth khele parwaana
kahaan ka jal jaana
kahaan ka mar jaana
ke dilwaale Karen dildaaron se bhi thaggi
raggi pappi lalli
ae lalli pappi raggi
dekho ye samana kare yaaron se bhi thaggi
raggi pappi lalli
ae lalli pappi raggi. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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रग्गी पप्पी लल्ली
ए लल्ली पप्पी रग्गी
देखो ये ज़माना करे यारों से भी ठग्गी
रग्गी पप्पी लल्ली
ए लल्ली पप्पी रग्गी
देखो ये ज़माना करे यारों से भी ठग्गी
रग्गी पप्पी लल्ली
ए लल्ली पप्पी रग्गी या

नज़र नेकी नेकी चाहे माल है पराया
हुज़ूर किस बाग से ये फूल है चुराया
नज़र नेकी नेकी चाहे माल है पराया
हुज़ूर किस बाग से ये फूल है चुराया
ग़ज़ब का ये डाका
ग़ज़ब की ये चोरी
चमन में भी रहना
बहारों से भी ठग्गी
रग्गी पप्पी लल्ली
ए लल्ली पप्पी रग्गी
देखो ये ज़माना करे यारों से भी ठग्गी
रग्गी पप्पी लल्ली
ए लल्ली पप्पी रग्गी या

ये दुनिया जो बेचती है प्यार भी वफा भी
जो बस चले बेच दे ये अपना खुदा भी
ये दुनिया जो बेचती है प्यार भी वफा भी
जो बस चले बेच दे ये अपना खुदा भी
भँवर में फंसे तो
किनारों को पुकारे
जो पार लग जाये तो किनारों से भी ठग्गी
रग्गी पप्पी लल्ली
ए लल्ली पप्पी रग्गी
देखो ये ज़माना करे यारों से भी ठग्गी
रग्गी पप्पी लल्ली
ए लल्ली पप्पी रग्गी॰ ॰ ॰

भूल गया प्यार की अदाओं को ज़माना
के शम्मा से भी झूठ मूठ खेले परवाना
भूल गया प्यार की अदाओं को ज़माना
के शम्मा से भी झूठ मूठ खेले परवाना
कहाँ का जल जाना
कहाँ का मर जाना
के दिल वाले करें दिलदार से भी ठग्गी
रग्गी पप्पी लल्ली
ए लल्ली पप्पी रग्गी
देखो ये ज़माना करे यारों से भी ठग्गी
रग्गी पप्पी लल्ली
ए लल्ली पप्पी रग्गी॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day :

5328 Post No. : 17467

“Son of Sindbad”(1958) was produced by Ram Kamlani and Balwant Bhatt and directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Neo Light Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Premnath, Jabeen, Bhagwan, purnima, Nishi, tiwari, shammi, sundar, Kuldip Kaur, Jagdish , Samson, Cuckoo, Rirkoo, Kriplani, K.Tiwari, Saroj, Heera, Fazlu, Saiyyad, Keshav, Abdul, Kenny etc in it.

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

Here is the fourth song from “Son of Sindbad”(1958) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandr.

Audio link:

Song-O jaane waale sun to sahi (Son of Sindbad)(1958) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa aaaa

o jaane waaley ae
o jaane waaley ae sun to sahee
arrey hum bhee to koyee gair naheen een
arrey hum bhee to koyee gair naheen
achchee naheen hai ye berukhee
achchee naheen hai ye berukhee
arrey hum bhee to koyee gair naheen een
arrey hum bhee to koyee gair naheen

hum hain tumhaarey ae chaahney waaley
hamse zaraa to o boliye
hum hain tumhaarey ae chaahney waaley
hamse zaraa to o boliye
kyon dil hai aayaa aa aap hee pe
ye raaz kuchch to o kholiye
aei jee
ye raaz kuchch to o kholiye
hamse karo naa ye dillagi
hamse karo naa ye dillagi
arrey hum bhee to koyee gair naheen een
arrey hum bhee to koyee gair naheen

kab se ye dil ko o aarzoo hai
mil jaaye waadaa aapkaa
kab se ye dil ko o aarzoo hai ae
mil jaaye waadaa aapkaa
nazrein milaa ke ae ye to kahiye
kyaa hai iraadaa aapkaa
ae jee kyaa hai iraadaa aa aapkaa
hamse ye kaisi begaangee
hamse ye kaisee begaangee
arrey hum bhee to koyee gair naheen..een
arrey hum bhee to koyee gair naheen
o jaane waaley sun to sahee
arrey hum bhee to koyee gair naheen..een


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Blog Day :

5307 Post No. : 17393

#the Decade of Fifties – 1951 – 1960 #
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#Birthday-Suman Kalyanpur 28th Jan’2023 #
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Today 28th January’2023 is the eighty-sixth birthday of Singer Suman Kalyanpur- (born on 28th January’1937).

As per the statistics on this blog Suman Kalyanpur has sung around 857 songs in Hindi Films and so far we have covered 433 songs sung her on the blog. So, that is just above the half of the figures of total songs sung by her. We still have a long way to go before all her songs are posted here on the blog.

She has been conferred with ‘Padma Bhushan’ by Government of India on this ‘Republic Day’ and we congratulate her on this achievement, and also wish her a very happy birthday today and a healthy and peaceful life ahead.

A mishap happened with her just three days before when fire broke out in the building she is staying at Mumbai and she had to be evacuated from there to her relatives’ house in the city. A news article says on this incident that it will take around two to three weeks for everything to come to normal in the fire affected building.

We sincerely hope that everything will soon be back to normal.

To start the day I am presenting a song sung by Suman Kalyanpur from the decade of fifties i.e.1951-1960.

Here is a song from the ‘1958’ movie ‘Kal Kyaa Hogaa’.

“Kal Kyaa Hogaa-1958” was directed by Ramesh Dheeraj for ‘Sound And Shadow Corporation’, Bombay.
It was produced by Y. B. Yavar. (In the footnote of this movie’s details, HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) mentions that the production activities of this movie were looked after by Nanabhai Bhatt).

The cast of this movie included Anita Guha, Manhar Desai, Shammi, Habib, Heera Sawant, Indira, Azim, Shyamlal, Maqbool, Leela Sharma, Nandini, Meena, Jahangir Lakdawala, Ghani, Mohd Ali, Mohd Sandow, Babu Sandow, Sheikh and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 18.02.1958.

“Kal Kyaa Hogaa-1958’ has nine songs written by Saba Afghani and music was composed by Nisar.

Here is the detail of the songs in this movie:-

SNo Song Title Singer/s
01 Aao bachchon, aaya anokha aaya Khurshid Bawra
02 Kahe kuchh bhi zamaana Not known
03 Jiska palda bhaari dekhe Mohd Rafi, chorus
04 Ye nazren* kataar, abroo hai talwaar Suman Kalyanpur
05 Ek saath hi aag lagaa de…jag ke paalanhaar Not known
06 Tera aasraa hai mujhe bansiwaale Not known
07 Jaan baaki reh gayi hai dil gaya Not known
08 Kya suhaana samaa hain, aaj duniya jawaan hai Not known
09 Ab maano na maano tumhaari marzi Suman Kalyanpur

(* in the audio of the song it is nigaahen)

We can see from the above table that singer’s names for five songs have not been mentioned for the individual songs in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960).
However HFGK mentions Mohd Rafi, Nisar, Suman Kalyanpur, Madhubala Zaveri and Khurshid Bawra as playback singers for this movie.

Only one song from this movie jiska palda bhaari dekhe has been posted on the blog on 27.02.2017.

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

Let us now listen to this song in the voice of Suman Kalyanpur.

Lyrics are by Saba Afghani and music is composed by Nisar.

Once again we wish a ‘very Happy Birthday to Suman Kalyanpur ji’!!!


Song-Ye nigaahen kataar abroo hai talwaar(Kal Kya Hoga)(1958) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Saba Afghani, MD-Nisar Bazmi

Lyrics

ye nigaahen kataar
abroo hain talwaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne ae
ye nigaahen aen
ye nigaahen kataar
abroo hain talwaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne
ye nigaahen aen

kyun apne bal pe
deewaane magroor hai
tirchhi nazar ka nishaana
mash’hoor hai ae
kyun apne bal pe
deewaane magroor hai
tirchhi nazar ka nishaana
mash’hoor hai
haaye
na rukegaa ye waar
abhi hogi teri haar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne ae
ye nigaahen aen

main hoon akeli
na rehnaa is khayaal mein
tadpe kahin naa
tu apne hi jaal mein
main hoon akeli
na rehnaa is khayaal mein
tadpe kahin naa
tu apne hi jaal mein
haaye
hain adaayen hazaar
o shikaari hoshiyaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne ae
ye nigaahen aen
ye nigaahen kataar
abroo hain talwaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne
ye nigaahen aen

meri nazar mein chhupi hai
ye taaseer(?) bhi
pal mein badal doon
main teri taqdeer bhi
meri nazar mein chhupi hai
ye taaseer(?) bhi
pal mein badal doon
main teri taqdeer bhi
haaye
kho naa jaaye qaraar
aage tujhe ikhtiyaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne
ye nigaahen aen
ye nigaahen kataar
abroo hain talwaar
zaraa dil ko sambhaal ke
aana saamne
ye nigaahen aen


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.

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5305 Post No. : 17382

Today is the 74th Republic Day of India, i.e. Bharat. I congratulate all Atulites on this occasion. हार्दिक बधाई और अभिनंदन ।

Have you ever wondered why we have both Independence Day and Republic Day – 2 days of national celebrations ? How many of us really know the difference between these two days ? Let me explain….

After a long British rule, India became an Independent Nation on 15 th August 1947. The British handed over reins of the country to the people of India ( but not before promoting hatred and dividing the Akhand Bharat into 2 Nations on the basis of Religions). When we became Independent, we did not adopt any form of Government and India continued to take Queen Elizabeth as its head of country and also continued following the British Constitution, as we did not have our own Constitution by then. India still had a Governor General appointed by the British Government, of course on the advice of the Government of the newly formed Independent Dominion of India from 21-6-1948 to 26-1-1950. C. RajGopalachary took over as India’s first native Governor General of the Dominion of India from 21-6-1948 onwards.

After independence, India started work on its own new Constitution from 29-8-1947 to 26-11-1949. The total period was 2 years 11 months and 18 days, including 141 days for final drafting. The Constitution Committee was presided by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and it had 6 other members, namely K. M. Munshi, Mohd. Saadullah, A. K. Iyer, G. S. Ayyangar, N. Madhav Rao ( replacing B. L. Mittar who resigned due to ill health) and D. P. Khetan.

India accepted the new Constitution on 26-1-1950 declaring the nation as the Democratic Republic of India. From 15-8-1947 to 26-1-1950, the head of the country was the Prime Minister but from 26-1-1950, the Head of the country is the President of India. The post of Governor General was abolished and the British rule ended finally ! So, on Independence day, India came from the hands of the British to our hands ( actually it came to the hands of the ruling Congress party ) and on Republic Day India became a form of Government ruled by the Representatives of the people of India.

One more interesting thing which many people are not aware of. On the 15 th August 1947,being the head of the Government the then Prime Minister of India hoisted the Indian Flag. Therefore on every Independence day, the Prime Minister hoists the Flag and because from 26th January 1950, the President became the head of the Government, on every 26 th January the President unfurls the flag. On Independence day the flag is hoisted from below to the top of the pole, but on Republic day the flag is tied at the top and is only unfurled (not hoisted). In spite of so many years of Independence, people do not understand this and the flag is hoisted even on the 26th January in many places !

Today’s song is an inspirational song from the film Hum bhi kuchh kam nahin-1958. It is sung by Asha bhosle and chorus. The mukhada of the song is “Inquilab Zindabad”.

” Inquilab Zindabad ” was first coined by Maulana Hasrat Mohani in 1921 and it soon became a favourite with freedom Fighters. It is an Urdu word, which comes from the Arabic root of ” Inqlab” – which means change, transformation. The Freedom Fighters shouted this slogan to demand change in the governance of the country i.e. Independence.

The first song in a Hindi film using this slogan as its mukhda was in the film ” Shah E Misar “-1946, a film of actor Ajit’s Debut in his real name of Hamid. For reasons best known to Nehru and the Congress, ” Vande Mataram ” was not selected as the National Anthem. Instead, “Jan gana man” became India’s National Anthem. The first film song having ” Jan Gan Man ” in its music was the film ” Insaan ya Shaitan “-1933.

The Hindi film industry was never famous for making Patriotic films in a sizable number. Infact, when I started counting films made on national heroes, I was not only shocked but was utterly unhappy to find a miniscule number of patriotic films on Indian Heroes. For example, I found 6 films were made on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose-in 1947, 1950,1962,1966,1978 1nd 2004. 5 films were made on Shaheed Bhagat Singh and 3 films were made on Chhatrapati Shivaji. Few films were made on Rana Pratap, Gandhi ji, Padmini, Jhansi ki Rani, Kargil and Udham Singh. These are my cursory observations. There must be some more Patriotic films made in general, but not many on individual Heroes. This, when from 1931 to June 2017, a total of 12891 Hindi films were made !

Similarly, patriotic songs in Hindi films were also much less in number. Apart from films on specific Heroes, some songs were included even in social and family genre films. One can understand the helplessness of filmmakers in making Patriotic films and songs before Independence, due to fear of British backlash. After talkie films started, till Independence in 1946 it was only 16 years, while after 1947 till today, it is more than 70 odd years now. Therefore the reluctance to make films on different Patriotic Heroes and themes is not understandable.

Making patriotic songs before Independence was too risky to invite action from the British government. We all know how Kavi Pradeep had to go underground to avoid arrest by police for the song ” door hato aye duniya walo” in the film Kismet-1943. However, there was atleast one Music Director – Master Mohammed in the early years of Talkie films, who was a specialist in making Patriotic songs in his films and he was never stopped or punished by the British.

Master Mohammed started his career as an actor and composer in Krishnatone’s ” Harishchandra”-1931-one of the earliest Talkie films in the first year itself. He composed 20 songs in ” Seeta swayamvar”-1933. Same year he acted and composed music for India’s First Talkie Fantasy film “Lal E Yaman”-33. He used to sing songs in his films. He was MD of many films of Fearless Nadia, from her First big film ” Hunterwali ” -1935 to ” Sher E Baghdad”-46. He gave music to 24 films, composing 217 songs and sang 41 songs in 18 films. He also acted in 23 films.

His speciality was patriotic songs in his films. Some of his famous songs were, Hum watan ke-jai Bharat-36 and Zanda uncha rahe hamara-Lutaru Lalna-38. Another song from his film, “Jagat ka sapna” was based on Hindu-Muslim Unity. In his every film, there used to be a patriotic song. His last film as an actor was ” Flying Prince “-1946. His last film as a composer was Sati Seeta-46.

The music director of today’s song was S.D.Batish. I have a lot of respect for S D Batish,who did a marvelous job of promoting Indian Music in the UK and USA. He is one of those rare people who left the film world, but continued serving Indian Music, by turning a corner in Life. Such people are few in this world. The monumental work he did for Indian Music in foreign lands is unparalleled. An important point is that he did not do this service to Music for his personal gains. For his sustenance,he had opened a Restaurant in Santa Cruz,California,which was providing him enough for a comfortable living in the USA.

Now let us listen to this inspiring song….


Song- Inquilaab Zindabad (Ham Bhi Kuchh Kam Nahin)(1958) Singer- Asha Bhosle, Lyricist- Kaif Irfani, MD- S D Batish
Chorus

Lyrics

inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabad
inquilaab
inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab

inquilaab
zindaabaad

chalo watan ki raah par
ki tum watan ki shaan ho
watan ko tumpe naaz hai
ki tum watan ki jaan ho
chalo watan ki raah par
ki tum watan ki shaan ho
watan ko tumpe naaz hai
ki tum watan ki jaan ho

inquilaab
zindabad

badhe chalo bahaaduron
ke zulm ko mitaayenge
giraake mahal zulm ke
naya jahaan basaayenge
inquilwab
inquilawb zindawbawd
inquilwab zindaabaad
inquilaab
chalo watan ki raah par
ki tum watan ki shaan ho
wtan ko tumpe naaz hai
ki tum watan ki jaan ho

inquilaab
zindaabaad

kafan saron pe baandh lo zara
ke aaj jung hai
lahu bahe to mat daro
lahu bhi ek rang hai
inquilaab
inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab
chalo watan ki raah par
ki tum watan ki shaan ho
watan ko tumpe naaj hai
ki tum watan ki jaan ho

inquilaab
zindaabaad

kuchal do dushmanon ke sar
jala do zaalimon ke ghar
ke ?? baandh ke chalo
ke aayenge to jeet kar
inquilaab
inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab zindaabaad
inquilaab
chalo watan ki raah par
ki tum watan ki shaan ho
watan ko tumpe naaz hai
ki tum watan ki jaan ho
chalo watan ki raah par
ki tum watan ki shaan ho
watan ko tumpe naaz hai
ki tum watan ki jaan ho

inquilaab
zindaabaad
inquilaab
zindaabaad


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.

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5300 Post No. : 17361

Today’s song is from the film Milan-1958.

Films having titles as Milan were made in 1946, 1958, 1967, and 1994. Then there was Milan ki Aag-1991, Milan ki Pyaas-1989, Milan ki Raat-1967 and Milan Talkies-2019. Even during the Silent era 2 such films were made, one in 1924 and the other in 1929. Milan-1946 had a historical value as it was made in Hindi and Bangla and was based on Tagore’s novel ” Noukadubi”. This was a Debut film for 2 Heroines, namely Meera Mishra and Ranjana- both opposite Dilip Kumar. The more famous film was Milan-1967, starring Sunil Dutt and Nutan and it was a remake of a hit Telugu film ” Mooga Manasulu”-1963. Its song ‘ Saawan ka mahina’ by Mukesh and Lata was very famous. It had a ‘rebirth’ story.

Film Milan-1958 was not actually based on a Rebirth story, but its story was about a loving couple separated and joined together after some years. The Indian audience loves such stories. That is why films having ‘ Happy Ending ‘ are made 100 times more than ‘ Sad Ending ‘ films ! When Saigal featured in the film ” Devdas’ in 1935, in which he died at the end, there was a wave of films in which the hero dies at the end. Dilip Kumar was a victim of such 8 consecutive films. Though his initial fame came with these films, it also stamped him as ” Tragedy King” and he had to consult a Psychiatrist and as per advice he shifted to Comedy films !

Film Milan-58 was directed by Kedar Kapoor. Kedar Kapoor was born on 2-9-1927. Not much information is available about him. Kedar joined the film line in 1945 and did a small role in the film Bhakta Prahlad-46. Working as an assistant to many directors, he started his career by directing the film Lal Pari-1954. In all he directed 35 Hindi films, mostly B and C grade. He specialised in Dara singh films. He directed 8 films of Dara Singh in the 60s. Some of his films were, Miss Cocacola-55, Changez khan-57, Senapati-57, Dara singh-64, Patanga-71 etc etc. His last film was Bekhabar-83. Kedar kapoor died on 5-6-1987.

The film was made by N.C.Films, a family concern and it was produced by Gulshan Behl-his brother. My sincere opinion is that there were only 2 MDs who were real melody makers. They were Hansraj Behl and Chitragupt. In every film atleast 50% songs used to be very melodious. Unfortunately, both of them never ranked in the “A” grade or within the first 5 to 10 MDs. This was because, barring some exceptions, they were never attached to any famous or well known film houses. That is how the film industry worked !

Hansraj Behl and his brother, Gulshan Behl founded N.C.Films, on their father’s name-Nihal Chand- and produced B and C grade movies to which Hansraj gave his music. Hansraj was known as Master ji, in the industry. Only two people were known as Master ji…one was Ghulam Haider and the other was Hansraj Behl. Hansraj usually worked alone and rarely used any assistant while giving music.

Hansraj is remembered for giving initial playback singing breaks to Asha Bhonsle and Madhubala Jhaveri. He also gave a chance to his own friend Verma Malik-Lyricist. Malik used to live with him initially, in Bombay. He composed music for 62 films from Pujari-46 to Badmashon ka Badmash-79. One film “Insaaf ka Khoon” was released after his death,in 1988.

Hansraj Behl is one of the music directors who became successful in the post independence era. He composed music for not only Hindi films but also for Punjabi films. Hansraj was born on 26th November 1916 in Punjab. He got his basic education in music from Pt. Chunnilal. Then he opened his music school in Lahore and he had some non-film records released under the label of HMV. In 1944 Hansraj came to Bombay to try his luck in the Hindi film industry as a music director.

After one year of struggle he got his first film Pujari, made by Ardeshir Irani, in 1946. He got films like Gwaalan and Phulwari in the same year, but all these films could not do well at the box office. Behl tasted success in 1947 with the release of Lakhon Mein Ek and Chheen Le Azadi. ‘Moti Chugne Gayi Re Hansi..’ sung by Shamshad Begum and Mukesh from the film Chheen Le Azadi became very popular. In 1948 he came up with four films – Chunariya, Mitti Ke Khilone, Pardesi Mehmaan and Satya Narayan, of which Chunariya’s music was a hit especially the song ‘Dil-e-Nashaad Ko Jeene Ki Hasrat Ho Gayi..’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song which placed him among high class music directors was ‘Sab Kuchh Lutaya Hamne Aakar Teri Gali Me..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi and written by Mulk Raj Bhaakri.

In the year 1949, he came out with Chakori, Raat Ki Raani, Zevraat and few more films. Lata sang one of her favourite songs, ‘Haye Chanda Gaye Pardes Chakori Yahan Ro Ro Mare..’ in Chakori, which became very popular and it helped Hansraj to gain popularity among music lovers. ‘Jin Raaton Mein Neend Ud Jaati Hai..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi in Raat Ki Raani was a nationwide hit.

In 1950-51 he gave many hit songs with Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt and Suraiyya. Songs of Kisi Ki Yaad became very popular soon after the release of the film. ‘Koi Mujhko Na Bulaye..’ and ‘Tadapta Chhod Kar Mujhko Kahaan Tum Reh Gaye..’ both sung by Geeta Dutt and ‘O Jaane Wale Ye Kya Kiya..’ by Mohammed Rafi gained immense popularity. In 1952 he introduced Madhubala Jhaveri as a playback singer in Apni Izzat and Jaggu. Madhubala sang ‘Dil Mere Tera Diwaana..’ with Talat Mehmood and ‘Meethi Meethi Loriyaan Main Dheere Dheere Gaoon..’ (both Apni Izzat) featured her solo voice. In 1954, he again came out with musical films like Dost and Khaiber. ‘Aaye Bhi Akela Jaye Bhi Akela..’ from Dost (1954) sung by Talat Mehmood was among one of his memorable compositions.

He continued to give his best in films like Rajdhani, Milan, Miss Bombay, Changez Khan and Saawan. Songs like ‘Bhool Ja Sapne Suhane..’ from Rajdhani (1956), ‘Mohabbat Zinda rehti Hai..’ from Changez Khan (1957), ‘ Jab Raat Nahi Katti..’ from Changez Khan (1957), ‘Zindagi Bhar Gham Judaai Ka..’ from Miss Bombay (1957), ‘Haseen Ho Khuda To Nahi..’ from Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh (1960), ‘Bheega Bheega Pyar Ka Sama..’ from Saawan (1959) and ‘Tujhko Dhundu To Dhoondu Kahan..’ from Milan (1959) crossed all the barriers of success and Hansraj Behl’s name was on the lips of every music lover.

After all these successful films he continued to give music till 1969 but failed to give any hit because his later films were either stunts or fantasy films with little scope for having good music. His last hit song was an all time great creation ‘Jahan Daal Daal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya Karti Hai Basera..’ which was sung by Mohammed Rafi for the film Sikandar-e-Aazam in 1965.

Hansraj Behl died of Cancer in Bombay on 20-5-1984.

The cast of the film Milan-1958 was Nalini jaywant, Ajit, Nishi, Helen, Tiwari, Tun Tun, Narmada Shankar etc. Nalini Jaywant worked with Ajit in 10 films and with Ashok Kumar in 11 films. In this matter Nirupa Roy beats all Heroines. She worked with balraj sahani in 12 films, With Jairaj in 16 films, with Trilok Kapoor in 18 films and ….hold your breath, with Ashok Kumar, she worked in 21 Films ! (By the way she acted as Amitabh’s mother in 12 films too !).

The story of the film was….

Ajit and Nalini love each other and get married. They also have one son. While the son is growing up, they have serious differences and they separate from each other. Nalini , with her son, shifts to another town and works as a Nurse in a Hospital. Ajit gets involved with another girl-Nishi. After a few months, Nishi cheats Ajit and leaves him. Ajit gets disgusted with his life and leaves the town. By coincidence he too lands in the same town where Nalini and his son are living. They do not know about each other’s existence in the same town. One day, Ajit meets with an accident and is brought to the same hospital where Nalini is serving. She is shocked to see Ajit. She looks after him with care and as soon as he is well enough to be discharged, Nalini resigns from the hospital and packs her luggage to shift to another town- to be away from Ajit. Ajit enquires at the hospital about her address and goes to her house. Ajit begs her pardon and pleads her to be with him again. Both weep a lot together and then accept each other happily !

Today’s song is a duet by Rafi and Shamshad Begum, who have sung some of the best duets in Hindi films. Together, they sang 160 duets in their career. I am sure, more than 50 % will account for my favourites. Let us enjoy this duet now….


Song-Ho lamba chauda jaat jaat re khud ko samjhe Laat (Milan)(1958) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

ho lamba chauda jaat jaat re
khud ko samjhe laat
baat meri maane na
hoy dil leke bedardi
ab pehchaane na
makhna
hoy girgit jaisi naar
naar tu badle rang hazaar
pyaar ko jaane na
hota hai ik baar pyaar
tu maane na
meri banto

o o o
?? to nahin hai koi aur(??) jee
dekho dil ko na todo
o o o
o o o
koi ho
man hi jaayega koi aur jee
jaao peechha chhodo

tu lathhmaar ganwaar
bada hai
pyaar ka thhekedaar
baat meri maane na
hoy dil leke bedardi ab pehchaane na
o makhna

o o o
mere peechhe to pad gayi chhokri
dekho duniya waalon

o o o o
o o o o
main to karoongi tumhaare sang naukri
zara preet lagaa lo
o basre ki hoor
hoor
o khatte hain angoor
pyaar ko jaane na
hota hai ik baar pyaar
tu maane na
o banto

o o o o
dil diya hai to sadke jaan bhi
chaahe hamen aazmaa le
o o o o
o o o o
sachche pyaar ki hamen hai pehchaan jee
jaao dorey na daalo

??
per maane na
hoy dil leke bedardi
ab pehchaane na
hurrrr
o girgit jaisi naar
naar tu badle hai rang hazaar
pyaar ko jaane na
hota hai ik baar pyaar
tu maane naa
meri banto

ho lamba chauda jaat
jaat re khud ko samjhe laat
baat meri maane na
hey dil leke bedardi ab pehchaane na
o makhna


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.

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5298 Post No. : 17350

Today’s song is from the film “Hum bhi kuchh kam nahin” -1958.

The film, as per its story belongs to a Costume and imaginary genre, but HFGK mentions it as a ” Social ” film. I wonder why ? The cast of the film consisted of Ameeta, Ranjan, Sumitra, P. Kailash, Kanu Roy, Majnu, Ram Avtar, Manju and others. The 7 songs of this film were written by Anand Bakshi, Rahil Gorakhpuri, Kaif Irfani and Sharki Bhopali. The lyricist Rahil Gorakhpuri wrote 30 songs in 12 films from Sun to le haseena-58 to Aaja Sanam-75. In addition, as Anwar in the pair Javed-Anwar, he wrote songs in 8 films. Javed in this pair was Manohar Lal Khanna – father of Composer Usha Khanna. The Music Director for today’s film was S.D.Batish. The film was directed by Raman Desai.

Now, this name Raman Desai is a strong case of ” Same Name Confusion”, because there was another Hindi film Director Raman Desai operating during the same period. Their fathers’ names were different but never mentioned anywhere. Sometimes Raman Desai of today’s film was mentioned as Raman Lal Desai in the film credits-like this film. With this small clue, I found out information about these two film directors to differentiate them from each others. Here we go….
RAMAN (Lalbhai) DESAI

Ramanlal Lalbhai Desai was born on 6-9-1915 at Ahmedabad ( some sources indicate different year and place). His father was a Station master in the BBCI Railway ( Bombay-Baroda and Central India Railway). He was educated in Bombay and he studied up to Inter-Arts. He soon left his studies to work as an assistant cameraman and assistant Director, in Paramount Pictures for Thief of Baghdad-34. In 1935 he shifted to Ganesh Movietone but came back to Paramount. He was assistant director in Fairy of the flute-36, Guru Ghantal-37 ,Black ghost-37, Burqawali-36, Aladdin-33, Vagabond lover-38, Madhur bansari-39 etc. He co-directed films like Patriot-37, Darpan-41 and Mere Saajan-41, in Rex Pictures. He was a good editor and a musician.

He became a full fledged Director with Daughter of the jungle-42, Mohabbat ki jeet-43, Circus girl-43, Bhagata Bhoot-43, Rangila Dost-44, Aadhar-45, Qismat ka Dhani-46, Jadui putali-46, Tiger man-47, Naqli Heera-48, Dhanwale-48, Dilwale-48, Roshni-49,Sangeeta-50, Aab e Hayaat-55, Hum bhi kuch kam nahin -58, Minister-59 and Jalim tera jawab nahin-60. He turned to Gujarati films and directed Sole saaj singar-77 and Kul deepak-78.
He was working as a Production supervisor for the film Nastik-54 (credited).

(Thanks to Shri. Harish Raghuwanshi ji for some info used here along with my notes).

RAMAN (Bhimbhai) DESAI

Raman B Desai was born in Bilimora, Gujarat, on 28-4-1918. At the age of 20 years, he joined Wadia Movietone as an assistant Director. He assisted Director Chaturbhuj Doshi for quite some time.

He became an independent Director with Pehli Pehchan in 1947. Then came Narad Muni-49, Raja Harishchandra-52, Hari Darshan-53, Naag Panchami-53, Chakradhari-54, Rajyogi Bharthari-54, Navaratri-55, Waman Avatar-55, Ram Navami-56, Naag Mani-57, Chandi Pooja-57, Grihalaxmi-59 (he also produced it) and Amar jyoti-1965. He also directed 6 Gujarati films. Due to his expertise in religious films, he was known as ” King of Mythological Films”.

Raman B Desai expired on 22-12-1997. ( He should not be mistaken for another director Raman Lal Desai, who operated in the same period and directed films like Aab-e-Hayaat-55 and Sangeeta-50 etc).

The name KANU ROY in today’s film cast is another instance of ” Same name confusion “. There was a composer (and an actor also) by the name Kanu Roy who gave music in a few films. Most people and many internet sites, including IMDB, consider these two different persons as one and claim films for acting and music together, as if he was an actor and a composer – a Two In One person !

In Hindi films this happened routinely, but in the early era of Talkie films. Master Krishna rao, Vinayak rao Patwardhan, Master Mohammed, Badriprashad, Vithaldas Panchotiya etc can be quoted as actor/composers. Lately, only the name of Kishore Kumar comes to mind in this category, off hand. Let us see who these two Kanu Roys were…

Kanu Roy (the Actor) was in reality a name for Nalini Ranjan Roy, born at Jabalpore. He was very fond of acting and so landed at Bombay Talkies,a company started by 2 Benagalese- Himanshu Roy and Devika Rani. Those days many people from Bengal used to come to Bombay Talkies, but only the capable ones like Amiya Chakravarty, Shashadhar Mukherjee or Ashok Kumar etc could make their careers here. Kanu Roy started his acting career with the film Basant-1942. His name Nalini was sounding like a Girl’s name in Bombay ( there were already a dozen Nalinis working in films those days), so it was changed and he opted for Kanu, his pet name in the house. Thus Kanu Roy came into films. Due to his good looks, he even became a lead actor in a few films. Nazrana-46 (UR) was one such film where he was working opposite Kamini Kaushal. Kanu Roy worked in 46 films from 42 to 83 ( kisi se naa kehna). Kanu Roy also left Bombay Talkies along with S.Mukherjee and others and joined Filmistan. He was in many Filmistan films like, Mahal, Munim ji, Nastik, Naagin, Jagriti etc. He acted in a Bangla film ‘Samar’too in 1950.

The other Kanu Roy (MD) was an extremely talented music composer of Bengali and Hindi cinema during 1960s and 1970s.. An unsung hero of Indian cinema, despite giving some wonderful songs to Geeta Dutt and Manna Dey, he got very little opportunities in Hindi cinema. He composed songs for Basu Battacharya’s introspective trilogy on marital discord in an urban setting, ‘Anubhav’, ‘Avishkar’ and ‘Griha Pravesh’ in the 1970s, and best remembered for giving the last but finest songs to Geeta Dutt – Meri Jaan Mujhe Jaan Na Kaho, Koi Chupke Se Aake and Mera Dil Jo Mera Hota. Ironically she died 6 months after she made a comeback to playback singing for the last time.

Kanu Roy hailed from West Bengal. He was born on 9th December 1912, in a poor family in the outskirts of Kolkata. During his early days he worked as a welder at Howrah Bridge, engaged in repairing work of the bridge. He worked as an assistant to Salil Chowdhury during his early days. As a full-fledged music composer, Basu Battacharya introduced him to Hindi cinema through Uski Kahani in 1966. He gave some of the finest songs to Geeta Dutt such as three songs of Anubhav (her last and final recordings), Aaj Ki Kali Ghata of Uski Kahani etc. He also composed music for Shyamla, which was recensored as Woh phir na aayee in 1981. ‘Geeton Ki Duniya Mein Sargam’ and ‘Khali Pyala Dhundla Darpan’ of Sparsh, ‘Hasne Ki Chaah’ of Aavishkar and ‘Boliye Surilee Boliyan’ of Grihapravesh are memorable songs of Kanu Roy. He gave music to only 8 films, namely Uski kahani-66, Anubhav-71, Avishkar-74, umhara kallu-75, Mayuri-75, Shyamala-79, Griha Pravesh-79 and Sparsh-1980.

He passed away on December 20, 1981, aged 69. . A less-known but extremely talented music director, very little data is available about him on net, In his colleague Gulzar’s words he was a simple person with a humming song always on his lips, and that he never quarreled or mingled with others. Some people and sites describe him as Geeta Dutt’s brother, but he was not her brother. Her brother was Mukul Roy.

HUM BHI KUCHH KAM NAHEEN-1958 was a typical B grade film specially made for the front benchers. As these types of films go, it had a story of king, vazir, a rebel, a princess, a joker, stunt fight, few good songs and lot of big animals like,Horses,Elephants tigers etc.

The hero was Ranjan(Ramnarayan Venkatramana Sarma, born in Madras in 1918 and died in USA in 1983) whose name spelt lot of Sword fighting(in real life too Ranjan was an expert Sword fighter).His name guaranteed lot of fighting,stunts and duet songs around trees.In this film also all this was present.
The story, s/play and dialogues were by Ramprakash Ashk.The music was by S.D.Batish who started his singing career in 1944 and Composer career in 1948 with Chupke chupke.Then came Balma, Patjhad, Khush Raho, Bahu beti, betaab, Amar kirtan, Rooprekha, Haar jeet, Toofan, Deewar, Ek arman mera, Saajish, Tipu sultan, Jalim tera jawab nahin, etc. He gave music as Nirmal Kumar in Lal Nishan and Nakhrewali also.

Batish who shifted to UK in 1964,moved to Santacruz,California-USA,in 1970 till he died there in 2006.(He used to say,’ I shifted from Santacruz,Bombay to Santacruz USA’).

Usman(Ranjan) and Mamubhai(Majnu) were fast friends.Usman was a young manwho did nothing, Mamu was King’s employee.Yar Khan(P.Kailash) the evil and crook Vazir of the king was waiting for a chance to usurp the throne.He kidnapped Zubeida(Manju),sister of Usman and took her to his palace where she commits a suicide.Now Usman wants his revenge.

Princess Zarina(Ameeta) is returning from her hunting trip.She is attacked by Yarkhan’s goons,but Usman saves her.They dutifully fall in love and she promises to help him.When the y reach the palace Usman is attacked by Yar khan’s soldiers but is saved by Zarina.There is Salma(Sumitra) court dancer,who also loves Usman and promises her help.

Finally Yar khan, croockedly captures both Usman and the King and blackmails Zarina to marry him or else……
Salma,Mamubhai and other loyalists rescue Usman.There is a terrific Sword fighting(obviously to use Ranjan’s skills) in which Yar khan is killed by Usman.The king returns with a bandbaja and Usman gets the job of Vazir and princess Zarina as his salary.

Today’s song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhosle and obviously is a Road Show song. Enjoy….


Song-Jaadoogarni Cheen ki khaala Alladin ki (Ham Bhi Kuchh Kam Nahin)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Kaif Irfani, MD-S D Batish
Chorus

Lyrics

hey ae ae
tadak tadak tak tikdaak tikdam saasha
aaya qalandar dekh tamaasha
tod ke patthar kar doon bataasha
rakh doon jalaakar kabr se laashaan
aaya qalandar dekh tamaasha
tamaasha
tamaasha
dekh tamaasha

chiklaye chikbak
chonch kalaaram
chakbak chakbak
chaksa jaa

chiklaye chikbak
chonch kalaaram
chakbak chakbak
chaksa jaa

hey
chiklaye chikbak
chonch kalaaram
chakbak chakbak
chaksa jaa

hey hey
waah waah waah waah
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki
abba mera jaapani qalandar
amma filistine ki
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki eeee

mere jaadoo ki chakri
kar de duniya ko chakram
saari safaai haath ki hai
yaani ghaple ka ghaplam
dekh na pahle kartab logon
phir naqdi ka naqdon

main na maanoon
main na maanoon
kuchh karke dikha
hey hey
chiklaye chikbak
chonch kalaaram
chakbak chakbak
chaksa jaa

dekh ??
laga ke chashma
baat nahin yaqeen ki

waah waah waah waah
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki

haath mein rakhhoon
kha ke tambaaku
munh se nikaaloon chaakoo
dekh ke jisko kaan pakad le
chor lutere daakoo
vaar karoon to dum ko dabaa kar
bhaage Khan Halaaku

main na maanoon
main na maanoon
kuchh karke dikha
hey hey
chiklaye chikbak
chonch kalaaram
chakbak chakbak
chaksa jaa

dekh ke ??
laga ke chashma
baat nahin yaqeen ki

waah waah waah waah
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki

ae beta jamoora

ek baar mein gat kar jaaoon
kar ke aag ko paani
bina piye daaru ??
ho jaaun mastaani
phir dekh bechaaram jaani mera
naach Balochistani

main na maanoon
main na maanoon
kuchh karke dikha
hey hey
chiklaye chikbak
chonch kalaaram
chakbak chakbak
chaksa jaa

dekh ke ??
laga ke chashma
baat nahin yaqeen ki

waah waah
waah waah waah waah waah
jaadoogarni cheen ki
khaala Alladin ki
jaadoogarni cheen ki


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 :

5143 Post No. : 17105

Today’s song is from a ‘C’ grade stunt film Al Hilal aka The judgement of Allah- 1958.

Those readers who keep a track of old films may remember that way back in 1935, Sagar Movietone had produced a film of the same name Al Hilal. It was the first film of Mehboob Khan as a Director and the film had Kumar and Sitara Devi as the lead pair. That film was quite successful and even Baburao Patel of Film India magazine had praised not only the film but also hailed Mehboob Khan as a Diamond for Future.

Compared to the banner, the director or even the lead pair of the Sagar film, this Al Hilal of 1958 was absolutely nowhere. In the 40’s and the 50’s C grade action/stunt films were not even seen by educated audiences. The film magazines and newspapers never took notice of such ” Maar dhad ” films. These films were always shown in the dilapidated old theatres situated in labour class bastis. The audience of such stunt films used to be from lower strata of society, the daily bread earners and the low level workers. But then, this film Al Hilal-1958 produced something that amazed the whole film world !

Before I tell you more about this film, I will tell you one small story.When I was studying in school in Hyderabad, I had a classmate by the name Ramanlal Jain. he was very poor in studies and always used to be the centre of criticism of our teachers of all subjects. In every annual examination his rank used to be usually in the last 3 students. But he passed every year. When we were in the 11th standard, we all studied hard for the 12th class Board examination. Our school had a very good record in the ‘Pass’ percentage of students. Based on the history of Ramanlal Jain’s scores and studies, the school denied him entry into the 12 th class and he had to change his school. He coolly left.

In those days, very few students used to get the First Class and their names would be published in local newspapers in Hyderabad. Among the total of about 10000 students of 12th class Board Examination, hardly 20 to 30 students used to pass in First division. That year, when the results were announced, I was one of the First division students and my name was published in the newspapers. I, my family and my school were very happy.

Our school teachers and we all students were shocked to find Ramanlal Jain’s name also in the Rank holders’ list of that year, from another school. We were all astonished as to how this dull student with a poor history of success appeared in the Rank Holders’ list ! But it was true !! He had done it !!!

Same case was with the film Al Hilal-1958. It was just another C grade stunt film, about which not many people even knew, which was being shown in the old city cinema hall in a poor Basti. But it gave an unprecedented and unexpected shock when one of its songs – ‘ Hamen to loot liya milke husnwalon ne’ became an All India craze and very popular in no time. This qawwali became so popular that in almost every Irani hotel the record was played repeatedly, on public demand. Hundreds of the records were sold daily and the film’s name also became famous forever.

The first famous qawwali was from the film Zeenat-” Aahen na bhari…..” in 1945. The second was from the film Khidki-1948, ” Kismat hamare saath hai’. These two popular qawwalis were not sung by any Qawwal, whereas Al Hilal qawwali was sung by a professional qawwal- Ismail Azad. He had earlier sung a qawwali in the film Taj aur Talwar-56 and Jahaji Lootera-57. The fallout of the popularity of this qawwali was the rise of the other qawwals like Yusuf Azad qawwal and Jani babu qawwal as well as Shakila Bano Bhopali.

The qawwali of the film Jahaji Lootera-57 was filmed on actor Shaikh and the Al Hilal qawwali also was filmed on him. One interesting point was that this qawwali was in two parts and the second part was shown after the words THE END appeared on the screen and the audience got up to leave. Shaikh came on the screen and asked them to sit to listen to the second part of the song !.

Sheikh was a Comedy actor in the 40s,50s and the 60s. He has acted in 170 films,as per Muvyz stats. He sang 10 songs in 8 films as per HFGK (Daulat ki duniya-47, Fifty Fifty-UR, Nakli Baap-49, Jiya Raja-49, Dushman-50, Simba-51, Hatimtai-56 and Naagmani-57).

He was essentially a B and C grade film comedian, so his name is not known to most people. Sanjeev Narvekar’s book, “Eena meena deeka” gives very little information about him. In his hey-days, he was popular in a class of people who were regulars of stunt,fantasy and action films. He was a fixture in almost all Wadia films. He was the main on screen singer in the iconic qawali, “Humen to loot liya milke husn walon ne ‘ from the film Al Hilal-58.

He directed 2 films, Shahnaaz-48 and Mr.Toofan-63. He started his career in Hindi films with Pakke badmash-39. Before that he had acted in a Marathi film “Netaji Palkar-39″by Bhalji Pendharkar (info from CITWF). His last film was Aadamkhor-85. No information is available on his life anywhere.

The cast of the film was Shakila, Mahipal,Hiralal, Shaikh, Nasreen, Sulochana, Indira, Maqbool, Gulab and many others. The story of the film was-

This was a story in an Arab country. King Kehran (Heeralal) wants his subjects to worship only him and not Allah. Those who believed in Allah were tortured and killed too. mahipal is one of his slaves and a believer in allah. Shakila is a poor knife seller. In the first of the film shakila moves about as a boy. She stays in the jungle and is a believer too.
The king gets a son, but the astrologer tells him that the son will become a believer. As the son grows he is also tortured. Finally the son is left in the jungle to die. Shakila finds him and brings him up. Mahipal is exposed as a believer and escapes from the palace along with his friend Fazlu (Shaikh) to the jungle. here he meets Shakila, both fall in love and sings some songs. Fazlu also loves Nasreen, another girl in the village.
Finally there is a fierce attack on the king, wherein Shakila kills the king. The prince is crowned as the new king. Shakila and mahipal unite. Shaikh and Nasreen also unite and all ends well.

Nasreen who acted in this film was the youngest sister of Shakeela. The younger sister was Noor-who married Johnny Walker and retired from films. Nasreen also worked in this film and after leaving films, got married and settled down. Only Shakila continued in films. There was another actress Nasreen who had acted in the film Shahjahan-46 and Eik Roz-47. She was the daughter of actress Anwari and Music Director Rafiq Ghaznavi. Her real name was Zarine. She too left films, married Agha Liyaqat and settled in London and Dubai. Her daughter was Salma Agha.

The qawwali “Hamen to Loot liya” became the 5000th song on this Blog, jointly written by three posters and posted on 13-11-2011. Today’s song is a duet sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Manna Dey. It is filmed on Shakila and Mahipal on the screen. This is the 4thsong rom the movie here. It was composed by Bulo C Rani and the lyrics were by Shevan Rizvi.


Song-Bigdi hai baat bana de (al Hilaal)(1958) Singers- Suman Kalyanpur, Manna Dey, Lyricist- Shewan Rizvi, MD- Bulo C Rani
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

dil se jo baat nikalti hai
asar rakhti hai
par nahin taakte parvaaj mager rakhti hai
madad kar
madad kar
madad ki ghadi hai
tere naam par
aaj baat aa padi hai
tere naam par
aaj baat aa padi hai
tere naam par
aaj baat aa padi hai

bigdi hai baat banaa de
bigad ke banaane waale
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

bigdi hai baat banaa de
bigad ke banaane waale
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

toone agar na meri suni
kya kahenge log
toone agar na meri suni
kya kahenge log
tujhko bhi aur humko bhi
jhoothha kahenge log
tujhko bhi aur humko bhi
jhoothha kahenge log
o o o o
o o o
o o o

bandon ki laaj rakh le
izzat tu aaj rakh le
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

bigdi hai baat banaa de
bigad ke banaane waale
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

apna to gham nahin
humen is baat ka hai dar
apna to gham nahin
humen is baat ka hai dar
ilzaam aa na jaaye kahin
tere naam par
ilzaam aa na jaaye kahin
tere naam par
o o o o
o o o
o o o

dil ki pukar sun le
parvardigaar sun le
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

bigdi hai baat banaa de
bigad ke banaane waale
aankhon ke ashq le le
nazron ka noor de de

aankhon ke ashq le le
aa aa aa aa aa
nazron ka noor de de
aa aa aa aa aa
nazron ka noor de de
aa aa aa aa aa
nazron ka noor de de
aa aa aa aa aa
nazron ka noor de de


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Blog Day :

5018 Post No. : 16926

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 43
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This date ten years ago (viz 14 April 2012) was a normal day for the blog. Seven songs from seven different movies were covered on this day. Here are the detals:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5788 Pehle jo muhabbat se inkaar kiya hota Pardesi(1941) 5 songs covered so far out of 15
5789 Ab to jee hone laga kisi ki soorat ka saamna Mr and Mrs 55(1955) Movie YIPPEED by now
5790 Mooliraam aur bhindimal ka nikal gaya hai deewaala Dulhan(1958) 6 songs covered by now out of 9
5791 Na bhanwra na koi gul Aarti(1962) Movie YIPPEED by now
5792 Aji qibla mohtarma kabhi shola kabhi naghma Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon(1963) Movie YIPPEED by now
5793 Kismat jo pilaaye hamko Ladka Ladki(1966) 5 songs covered out of 6
5794 Dil shaam se dooba jaata hai Sanskaar(1958) 3 songs covered by now out of 9

Three movies (out of seven) whose songs were covered on that day have since been YIPPEED by now. That leaves us with four movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year challenge today (14 April 2022).

“Sanskaar”(1958) is one of the eligible movies.

“Sanskaar”(1958) was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi for Filmistan, Bombay. The movie had Ameeta, Ananat Kumar, Ranjana, Yakoob, Leela Mishra, Badri Prasad, Randhir, Kanu Roy, Parashuram, Kusum Takkar, Vijaybala, Raj Kishore, Jugnu, Jayashree Gadkar, Sohan Kapila, Indira Bansal etc in it.

The movie had 9 songs in it. 3 of the songs have been covered in the blog.

As blog ten year challenge today, here is another song from “Sanskaar”(1958). This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Raadhe tere aansoo pee ko rok na paayenge (Sanskaar)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

raadhey ae ae
tere aansoo..ooo..oo..oo..oo..oo pee ko
rok na paayengey aey ae aey ae ae ae

lagan badhaa ley aur Shyaam tere daudey aayengey ae
lagan badhaa ley aur Shyaam tere daudey aayengey ae
Raadhey tere aansoo pee ko
rok na paayengey aey ae ae ae
lagan badhaa ley aur Shyaam tere daudey aayengey ae

itney hi dukh se mann ko
kar lenaa choor naheen..een
tere gokul ke mohan kee Mathuraa door naheen een een
Mathuraa door nahin
sooney aangan tere Vrindaavan ban jaayengey aey ae ae
lagan badhaa ley aur Shyaam tere daudey aayengey
ho o ho o
Raadhey aey ae ae ae ae

kabhi kabhi aa jaati hai
nainon mein tere namee..ee..ee
abhi pyaar mein kamee hai tere
tyaag mein abhee kamee..ee..ee
tyaag mein abhee kamee
kamee na ho to jaaney waaley
kaisey jaayengey aey ae aey
lagan badhaa ley aur Shyaam tere daudey aayengey ae
Raadhey tere aansoo pee ko
rok na paayengey aey ae ae
lagan badhaa ley aur Shyaam tere daudey aayengey
ho o ho
Raadhey aey ae ae ae aey ae ae ae


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