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

Blog Day : 4108 Post No. : 15259

Today’s song is a lovely duet by Lata and Hemant Kumar, from film Daaka-59. The film was made by Starland productions, Bombay for Hasmukh Kheda. The film was directed by Nanubhai Bhatt and the 6 songs of the film were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri (2 songs) and by Prem Dhawan (4 songs). Their music was composed by the King of Melody – Chitragupta. Dilip Dholakia was his assistant for this movie.

The cast of the film was Ashok Kumar, Nirupa Roy, Pran, Maruti, Smriti Biswas, Badri Pershad, Balam, Kesari, Kathana etc.etc. Songs of this film were recorded in 1956, but for reasons not known to us, the film was censored only in 1959 (25-11-1959). The length of the film was 12,698 feet and was in 14 reels.

Why I gave the details of the length and number of reels is that during the period of 50s, I remember how the films used to begin in the theatres. In Hyderabad city, once the show time was up, the theatre would be plunged in darkness and advertisements would start with slides or shorts. After this, usually there would be Indian News Reel or a Documentary of the Films Division. The Indian News reel was interesting and when some Cricket match was being played, here or abroad, some shots of the match would be shown. By this time, all the audience used to be in their seats. The first scene of the start of the main film was showing its Censor Certificate. It was at this time, when 99% audience used to read loudly in chorus, “14 Reels”, as if they had discovered some top secret ! Perhaps, it gave them an idea whether the film was a long one , normal or a short one.

Ashok Kumar (13-10-1911 to 10-12-2001) the Hero of this film, always surprised me. I wonder how much energy this man must have had. If you see his Career graph,it is most unusual. I am saying this because, normally an actor is at his best Performance level when he is young. As the age increases, his level diminishes and after a certain period, he is away from the Silver screen. In case of Ashok Kumar this is very different story. See the following chart and you will realise what I mean.

Period in years Aproximate Age No. of films done in the decade
Decade 1 (1936-1940 ) 25-30 years 12 (First film- Jeevan Naiya-1936)
Decade 2 (1941-1950 ) 30-40 years 23
Decade 3 (1951-1960) 40-50 years 55
Decade 4(1961-1970) 50-60 years 62
Decade 5(1971-1980) 60-70 years 85
Decade 6 (1981-1990) 70-80 years 60
Decade 7 (1991-1997 ) 81-86 years 13 (Last film- Aankhon mein tum ho-1997)

From 1936 to 1997 he acted in 310 films. That is a very long journey in films, of 61 years ! His first Heroine-Devikarani- was born in 1908 and the Heroine of his last film- Suman Ranganathan was born in 1974 ! He worked with Heroines from 4 generations (a film generation is counted as 15 years). Ashok Kumar ,in his career, paired with Devika Rani-she was 3 years elder to him in age- in 8 films, with Nalini Jayawant in 11 films and with Nirupa Roy in 21 films in 33 years’ period-from Bhai Bhai-56 to Dana Pani-89.

He had to sing his own songs. By that time the system of Playback had started, but actor singing his/her own songs also continued for some time. He sang 77 songs in 25 films. Effectively, his singing was halted by Mohd. Rafi, when he sang for Ashok Kumar in the film Saajan-47- a duet with Lalita Deulkar ( Humko tumhara hi aasra). After this Ashok Kumar sang one song each in film Chalti ka naam Gaadi-58, Aashirvad-68, Kangan-72, Khoobsurat-80 and finally in Shaukeen-82.

Look at his energy level in the above chart. As he grew up in age, his demand increased, he worked in more and more films till he was 86 year old. He was simply unique in this respect. May be Amitabh Bachhan is a match to him or even better than him because nowadays more films are made than before. I hope some contributor does this comparison in the same way.

When Ashok kumar started acting, he had a great problem. He did not know what to do with his hands. in all his early films, you will find him acting very awkwardly, because of this problem. When he acted in film Anjaan-41, this problem was solved. In this film he did a Doctor’s role, who is accused of a murder- which he did not commit. He had to be a detective to collect proof of his innocence and argue in the court also. During this period, he started smoking cigarettes and his ‘Hand’ problem was solved once for all. After this film, Ashok Kumar and his smoking became inseparable in every film ! (and also in private life) .

Ashok Kumar was one of those actors who did Natural acting in their films. Initially, that was not so, but after solving his ‘Hand’ problem in film Anjaan-41, he was one of the best such actor. Motilal, Sanjeev Kumar, Amol Palekar, Farooq Shaikh and Paresh Raval are some other names that came to my mind in this category.

For actress Smriti Biswas, film Daaka-59 was her last film. She quit films and married actor, director, producer and studio owner S D Narang.

Actress Smriti Biswas was born on 17-2-1932, in Calcutta in a middle class family. She was educated at home and she worked as child star in Bangla films, Sandhya and Dwandwa in the 1930s.

Hoping to make a better career, she shifted to Lahore. Here Pancholi studio gave her a break with the film Dhamkee-45. The film shooting started in 1943, but it was released in 1945. She got Raagini-45 in the same year. Its Director was Shanker Mehta. Two more of her films, viz Nek Dil-48 and Roop rekha-48 were also released there.

After Partition she returned to Calcutta. S.D.Narang, actor, producer and director also shifted to Calcutta along with her. He established his own Bengal National Studio and made Bangla and Hindi films with Smriti. Their ‘Ek Aurat’-48 was quite popular.

New Theatres cast Smriti in their film “Pehla Aadmi”-50 based on the story of Subhash Chandra Bose. It was directed by Bimal Roy. Both Smriti and Narang came down to Bombay. In the decade of 1950’s, she did about 21 films there. Daaka-59 was her last film. In 1960, she married S.D.Narang and retied from films, though she was still in demand. She has 2 sons. S.D.Narang died on 25-1-1986. She is in her 80s but enjoys life with family and friends.

Smriti Biswas did only about 27 films in her career, but her vivacious looks, sweet face and speaking style still reminds us of her roles.

Some of her more well known films are, Arab ka Saudagar-56, Bhai saheb-54, Lakhon mein ek-55, Samsheer-53, Aab e Hayat-55, Hum Safar-53 (opposite Dev Anand), Dilli ka Thug-58, Teen batti chaar Rasta-53, Baap re Baap-55 and Bhagam Bhag-56.

Recently I saw an article in Maharashtra Times of 14-4-2017. It was mentioned that She was living in a barely 500 square feet flat in Nashik, along with her two grown up, unmarried sons. All the property, Gold and money left by S D Narang was looted by other relatives and Smriti finds it difficult to pull on.

The Heroine of this film Nirupa Roy was a very unconventional actress of Hindi films. Her repertoire of roles was so varied that she could not be stamped with any one type of roles.

Nirupa Roy (4-1-1931 to 13-10-2004) was an enigma of Hindi Cinema. She has been a Heroine in 110 films,a mother in over 50 films,has been a Goddess in 50 Mythological films, a suffering wife in over 30 films and a Stunt girl in about 10 films.( I remember our Raja ji once said that it was difficult to imagine Nirupa Roy in any other dress than a Saree.) She sang Bhajans,romantic songs,Comedy songs,qawalis,sad songs and peasant folk songs on the screen.

She changed her Heroes like “Badalate huwe saathi”. She did 18 films with Trilok Kapoor ( 50-65), 12 films with Balraj Sahni ( 53-72), 16 films with P.Jairaj ( 53-78), and 21 films with Ashok Kumar ( 56-89). She was Amitabh’s mother in 12 films and a stunt Girl in 8 films. She even wrote a popular film song for film Samrat Chandragupta-58 ( Mujhe dekh chaand sharmaye – Lata).

Today’s song is a sweet duet of Lata and Hemant Kumar. Listening to some of their duets is a divine experience. Some of their duets like “yaad kiya dilne kahan ho tum”, “ye raat ye chandni phir kahan”, “gupchup gupchup pyar karen”, and ” Sanware salone aaye din bahar ke ” are some of the songs they made immortal in HFM. Lata’s voice never sounded sweeter with any other singer.

Today’s song is not as well known as the songs mentioned above, nevertheless this song has the hallmark of a Lata-Hemant Kumar duet song. It is a song that is best heard at night time- a “chhaayaageet” category song.


Song- Chaand ne kuchh kaha taaron ne kuchh suna (Daakaa)(1959) Singers- Hemant Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics- Prem Dhawan, MD- Chitragupta
Both

Lyrics

chaand ne kuchh kaha
taaron ne kuchh suna
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya
aankhen jhuk jhuk gayin
dhadkanen ruk gayin
kya bataaun mera dil kahaan kho gaya

chaand ne kuchh kaha taaron ne kuch suna
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya

hum to khud se hi nazren churaane lage
jaane kya soch kar muskuraane lage
hum to khud se hi nazren churaane lage
jaane kya soch kar muskuraane lage

ab to dil na kisi bhi bahaane lage
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya
aankhen jhuk jhuk gayin dhadkanen ruk gayin
kya bataaun mera dil kahaan kho gaya

raat aayi hai zulfen sanwaare huye
aankhon aankhon mein kya kya ishaare huye
raat aayi hai zulfen sanwaare huye
aankhon aankhon mein kya kya ishaare huye
bas hai itni khabar
hum tumhaare huye
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya

chaand ne kuchh kaha
taaron ne kuchh suna
baat hi baat mein jaane kya ho gaya


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 : 4106 Post No. : 15257

Today’s song is from the film Gokul ka Chor-1959. My last post was from film Gokul ka Raja-54. Its now time to get out of Gokul Town – after this post. Not that there are no more films on Gokul. There are still 2 more films with same title ” Gokul”, one of 1946 and the other of 1985. I always wondered why there were no films on Mathura or Vrindavan… two more places closely connected to Krishna. As far as Dwarka is concerned, there is a sole film ” Dwarkadheesh”, made in 1956.

During my school days, we boys always used to have 2 groups, one each who like Ram and Krishna. In our school annual functions,in the debating contest, boys from each group vehemently and enthusiastically spoke about their Group God – Ram or Krishna. From the young age itself, personally, I always adored Krishna. In my opinion, Krishna is more relevant in Kaliyug.

There were 4 Yugs
1. Satyug – 17,28,000 years
2. Tretayug – 12,96,000 years
3. Dwaparyug – 8,64,000 years
4. Kaliyug – 4,32,000 years

Shri Ram was the 7th incarnation (Avtar) of Lord Vishnu and he was born in the middle of Tretayug.
Krishna was the 8th Avatar and was born in the end part of the Dwaparyug.
The 4th yug is Kaliyug in which we are living.

Shri Ram ruled for 11000 years. He existed 1.75 million years ago.

Shri Krishna ruled for 125 years and died just one month before Dwaparyug ended and Kaliyug started. That is only 5122 years BCE, before Today. So mathematically also Krishna was closer to Kaliyug of today.

Shri Ram presented an ideal to follow Raj-Dharma, and all rules, regulations, Laws and Social Norms, irrespective of the sufferings. During his times, Praja used to follow the King. That is why there was a Ram Rajya, where ultimately the Evil paid for its misdeeds.

In Shri Krishna’s times, the world had changed and Krishna taught us how to live in today’s Yug, by Tit for Tat, not tolerating injustice, being street smart, using Chanakya type Neetis to achieve Goals. He provided lessons through his own behaviour, how to survive and be successful with Tact and Intelligence, how Karma is more important than Dharma, when it come to destroying the Evil. The whole Bhagwadgeeta is full of worldly advise.
That is why I feel Krishna is more relevant in today’s times. Ram is respected, Krishna is loved.

So much for the Ram and Krishna philosophies. Anyway, To Each His Own. I only expressed my views.
Interestingly, at a cursory count, I find that out of films on Ram (Ramayan and related) and Krishna (Mahabharat and related), 70% films are on Krishna and 30% films are on Ram. Even the film makers seem to consider Krishna as a better entertainer !

Now, coming to today’s film Gokul ka chor-59, it was made by Roopvani films for producer Sharad Pai. He was the son of Baburao Pai, one of the leading Film Distributors of yore and a partner of Prabhat Films. He joined after Keshavrao Dhaiber had to leave Prabhat, because he married the company Heroine Nalini Tarkhad, breaking the directorial agreement rule. For the same reason, V.Shantaram had also to leave Prabhat when he married Jayashree kamulkar, another Prabhat Heroine. But , funnily, S.Fattelal escaped this rule, because he had married Gulab aka Kamlabai, Prabhat Heroine of the Silent Era, before this rule was formulated ! (This Gulab aka Kamlabai is in the Prabhat Logo)

This film was directed by Vasant Painter and the music was by Sudhir Phadke. Information in details about Sudhir Phadke is already given by Sudhir ji, few years back and by me recently, so I will not repeat it.

However, Vasant Painter is a name not known to many Hindi film watchers.

Vasant Anandrao Painter was born in a village near Kolhapur on 13-8- 1913. His father Anandrao, along with cousin Baburao Painter wanted to make films. Anandrao had bought a second hand Projector, which he turned into a Camera and shot a short film also. Unfortunately, Anandrao Mistry aka Anandrao Painter died suddenly in 1916 and Baburao Painter went on to become the famous founder of Marathi films in the Silent Era.

By the time Vasant became 20 year old,the Silent film era was in full swing and many films were made in Kolhapur,Poona and Bombay.He had a liking for painting,so he picked up poster painting work,first in Maharashtra Film company and later in Prabhat film company when it was started in Kolhapur. He did all jobs,including assisting in cinematography and direction.

His first break came when he was 33 year old. He got an opportunity to direct Prabhat’s film ” Gokul”-46 and later on “Seedha Raasta”-47. After V.Shantaram had left Prabhat to start his own Rajkamal, Vasant Painter remained in Prabhat loyally, so he got the reward. Actress Kamala Kotnis had floated a production company,Kamala Chitra Ltd. She invited Painter to direct her film,’Sati Ahilya’-49. Snehal Bhatkar was the MD. Painter directed ‘ Bhishma Pratignya ‘-1950. This was,probably,the only Mythological film Nargis had acted in, with Shahu Modak. His other films were,Murliwala-51, Devyani-52, Sajni-56, Patit paawan-55, Gokul ka chor-59, Pyar ki jeet-62 and Dagaa-77. Meanwhile he was producing and directing several Marathi films too. He had won 9 awards,including the prestigious ” V.Shantaram Award”.

Vasant Painter died on 31-5-2006, leaving behind him 6 daughters and 1 son.

The cast of the film consisted of Kumkum. Romi, Manorama, Mohan Choti (real name Mohan Gorakshkar from Amaravati, Maharashtra) Ratnamala, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Madhav Kale, Madhu Apte, Polson etc.etc.

In any star cast of any film, after the names of main and known actors, there will be a line of names of actors who are not familiar and they can not be identified in the film, except by a few handful such experts. Information on these actors is neither collected nor compiled, leave alone their Bios being available. They are just names in the list. One such name in this list is Madhav Kale.

Madhav Kale was born in Nashik in 1903. After his school education at Nashik, he joined Deccan college at Poona and passed Intermediate course. He was interested in playing in dramas, which was opposed by his mother. But he used to take part in dramas while in college. He was a good singer too. Wanting to join films, he sent applications to many companies. Saroj and sharda companies responded. He acted in several silent films like Mukti sangram, Kanak kesari etc. He entered the Talkie films with Vikram Charitra-32, Mera Imaan-34 and Vishnu Bhakti-34. During this period, he got married in 1934.

He acted in 21 films. His last film was Gokul ka chor-59 (today’s film). He even directed one film, Sacha Sapna-42. He sang 13 songs in 7 films till 1942.

There is no information about him after this.

Another name in the cast is of Madhu Apte. His full name was Madhukar Shankar Apte. He was a Marathi stage and film actor predominantly, who successfully used his handicap of stammering to advantage, in delivering dialogues and creating humour by mistiming the dialogues. He was born on 1-3-1919 at Poona and died on 25-2-1993 at Poona.

Today’s song is sung by Sudha Malhotra and chorus. This is perhaps the first time I am presenting a song of Sudha Malhotra. Whenever her name comes up I remember her popular bhajan, ” Darshan do Ghanshyam nath more, aankhiyan pyaasi re”. I also remember that she is one of those few cine artistes, who try to hide that their debut in the films is through a non-descript film and who insists that a leading Music Director was responsible to launch her in films.

Sudha Malhotra first sang few songs in film “The Last message ( Aakhri paigham)”-1949, under MDs Abid Hussain Khan and Sushant Bannerji. However, in every interview, she has insisted that she debuted in film Arzoo-50 under Anil Biswas. The facts are available in HFGK for anyone to see.

(Some information for this post is taken, with thanks, from The Premier of Hinduism by D S Sarma, Marathi Cinema in Retrospect by Sanjit Narvekar and The Lost Treasure by Kamlakar P.)


Song-Aaya ri kaun sakhi apni nagariya (Gokul Ka Chor)(1959) Singer- Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics- Madhukar Rajasthani, MD- Sudhir Phadke
Chorus

Lyrics

Aaya ri kaun sakhi apni nagariya
apni nagariya
apni nagariya
praanon mein baaj rahi
meethhi baansuriya
meethhi baansuriya
meethhi baansuriya
padte hi paanv sakhi
dharti pe salone
chhalki umang bhari
man ki gagariya
man ki gagariya
o o o o
jeewan ke angna
aasha ka jhoolna
jhoole hain krishn kanhaai
jhoole hain krishn kanhaai
jeewan ke angna
aasha ka jhoolna
jhoole hain krishn kanhaai
jhoole hain krishn kanhaai
baanto badhaai
baanto
baanto badhaai
aaye krishn kanhaai
aaye krishn kanhaai
hohohohohohoho

sooraj ka tej laaya nainon mein bhar ke
sudh budh dev bhoole dekho tadke
maaya hansi ?? koi naya roop dharke
mukh par chaand khila nandkumar ke
dukh se ubaarne
dharti sanwaarne
jyoti nayi jagmagaayi
jhoole hain krishan kanhaayi
jeewan ke angnaa asha ka jhoolna
jhoole hain krishn kanhaayi
jhoole hain krishn kanhaayi
baanto badhaayi
baanto
baanto badhayi
aaye krishn kanhaayi
aaye krishn kanhaayi
ho ho
hohohohoho

baadal ka rang liye
paaras ka tan hai
bali bali jaaye sakhi
baanka man hai

gyaani ka gyaan laayi paawan kiran hai
bade bade jhoomen sakhi
ye to rain hai

jyoti ye karm ka
deepak hai dharm ka
vedon ki hai ye sachchaai
jhoole hain krishn kanhaayi
baanto badhaayi
baanto
baanto badhaayi
aaye krishn kanhaayi
aaye krishn kanhaayi
ho ho
hohohohoho


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Blog Day : 4010 Post No. : 15116

“Tipu Sultan”(1959) was produced by Bakshi Jang Bahadur and directed by Jagdeesh Gautam for Global Film Bureau, Bombay. This “historical” movie had Jairaj, Anita Guha, Suresh, Rammohan, Krishnakumari, Jagdeesh kamal, Roopmala, Uma Dutt, A Kabuli, Fazal, Bishan Khanna, Kumari, Nazar, Shamlal,Nazeer Kashmiri, Kumari Neena, Maqbool, Dhanna, Sood, Anwaribai, Jeetbala etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Tipu Sultan”(1959) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Rahil Gorakhpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Batish.

The song is picturised as a Raj darbaar dance song of sorts, but from the “modern era” as we find some Englishmen among the audience of the dance performance.

I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the dancer who lip syncs this song.

It was on this day 11 years ago that I had opened my blogging account with wordpress in order to blog. So my association with wordpress completes 11 years today (11 july 2019). In other words, I had signed up with wordpress on 11 july 2008. I then mustered up the courage to post my first post eight days later on 19 july 2008. In other words, the 11th birthday of the blog is approaching eight days from now.

Here is this dance song to mark the occasion.


Song-Naache umang jhoome tarang…mehfil rangeen hai (Tipu Sultan)(1959) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rahil Gorakhpuri, MD-S D Batish

Lyrics

naache umang jhoome tarang
aankhon mein rang chhalke
chhedde bahaar dil ka sitaar
rag rag se pyaar chhalke
mehfil rangeen hai haan
duniya haseen hai ho
waade kar lo muhhabat ke
pal bhar mein yahaan badla ho sama ho
kaun kahaan jaane
mehfil rangeen hai haan
mehfil rangeen hai
duniya haseen hai

zulfon ke chhaaon mein ulfat ke gaaon mein
zulfon ke chhaaon mein ulfat ke gaaon mein
dam le lo ae dil waalon
dam le lo ae dil waalon
mauka ye haseen hai ae
mehfil rangeen hai haan
mehfil rangeen hai
duniya haseen hai

saanson ka kaarvaan
thahre jaane kahaan
saanson ka kaarvaan
thahre jaane kahaan
aaj tu hans le raahi
aaj tu hans le raahi
kal ka kya yakeen hai ae
mehfil rangeen hai haan
mehfil rangeen hai
duniya haseen hai

duniya ke gham mita
chaahat ka le maza
duniya ke gham mita
chaahat ka le maza
dard bhi meethha meethha
dard bhi meethha meethha
aansoo bhi namkeen hai ae
mehfil rangeen hai haan
duniya haseen hai ho
waade kar lo mohhabat ke
pal bhar mein yahaan badla ho sama ho
kaun kahaan jaane
mehfil rangeen hai haan
mehfil rangeen hai
duniya haseen hai


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.

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3927 Post No. : 14997

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Atul Song-A-Day 15K Song Milestone Celebrations – 7
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The Blog is in the vicinity of reaching a new milestone of 15000 posts and the celebrations are in order. It is in the 11th year of its existence during which time, it has passed through many milestones. Hearty congratulations to Atul ji and his bandwagon for attaining 15000 posts. I am sure that the Blog would pass through many more milestones in the years to come.

To measure a milestone, one needs to have a reference point. For the Blog, the First Post appeared in the Blog on July 19, 2008 is the reference point itself which is the mother of all subsequent milestones.

The second important milestone of the Blog was the first comment on the Blog which was none other than from Raja ji, the numero uno inspirer for Atul ji, as I understand from latter’s special articles, for starting the Blog. By now, the cumulative substantive comments on the posts in the Blog have crossed 60,000 which itself is one of the important milestones for the Blog.

The third important milestone was when for the first time, the daily visitors to the Blog crossed 1000. While I am not able to get the exact date on which this milestone was achieved, I am pretty sure on the basis of some average figures of visitors discussed by Atul ji on ‘About the Blog’ page, that this milestone was achieved within one year from the start of the Blog. Surely, for a new ‘start-up’ Blog, this was great news.
[Ed Note: The date was 23rd January, 2009; visitor count was 1145.]

If I plot a curve on the basis of the yearly average visitors to the Blog, I am sure, the graph would show a secular rising curve in the initial period of the Blog followed by a steep upward sloping curve during the last about 7 years. This is based on the assumption that as the aggregate number of posts as well as songs discussed in the Blog go up arithmetically, the number of visitors would go up geometrically. This is also borne out by the fact that as of now, the Blog has crossed 11 million (1 crore 10 lakhs) visitors in less than 11 years of its existence.
[Ed Note: As this post goes to press, the blog is already 70 thousand plus hits beyond 11.5 million. 🙂 ]

Fourth important milestone of the Blog was hitting 1000th post. On the basis of the statistics of month-wise aggregate posts, I guess the 1000th post was achieved in about 8 months’ time which, as far as I know, is a record for any musical/filmy Blog to achieve in the shortest time-frame. Of course, thereafter every 1000th post was a milestone and every post in multiples of 5000 was ‘Maha Milestone’ (like ‘Maha Kumbh).
[Ed Note: The 1000th post was published on 30th March, 2009, which is the 255th day from the start date of the blog (19th July, 2008), which works out to 7 months and 11 days.]

As I mentioned earlier, the Blog started on July 19, 2008 with a single goal – to post at least one song a day with lyrics and discuss the song. This goal has been met since the inception of the Blog with some very few occasional exceptions. But these exceptions have been overwhelmingly compensated by the fact that on an average, 3 to 4 songs a day have been covered in the Blog up till now.

Over a period of time, the Blog had earmarked some more goals – Artists’ centuries, covering all the songs of films (yippeee’d films), posting songs from those films which had not been represented in the Blog, etc. Recently, Sudhir ji has completed a century of posts representing the songs from those films released in 1960s which were not represented on the Blog. Like-wise Arun ji and myself had posted songs from a number of films released mainly in the 1940s which were not covered in the Blog.

Other important goals that have been achieved during the last 7 years or so are covering all the available songs sung by KL Saigal, and Suraiya. Also, all available songs composed by Sajjad Hussain have also been posted in the Blog. Again, Sudhir ji had contributed a lot in achieving these goals.

The next in line among the singers and music directors whose gap between the songs covered in the Blog and the songs available online have narrowed down are Kanan Devi (49/80), Sulochana Kadam (47/135), Talat Mehmood (378/450), S D Burman (633/666) and Naushad (534/593).

There are a few features which I consider as unique to our Blog among other musical/filmy blogs.

  1. As far as I know, among the current musical/filmy blogs, our Blog is the only one where articles by guest writers are contributed for the Blog not by invitation but largely on voluntary basis. Of Course, on special occasions like the present one, all Atuites are invited to contribute the special articles. But I consider as more as a gestures than the invitation to remind ourselves to be in readiness for the celebration of an important milestone of the Blog.
  2. Our Blog is the repository of profiles of hundreds of lesser known film artists (actors, directors, singers, music directors, lyricists etc) especially of 1930s and 40s. Some of them were well known in their fields at that time but now have been mostly forgotten. The major credit for collating the information on such artists goes to our in-house encyclopedia, Arun ji. In some cases, he had painstakingly collected the information from the siblings and friends of the concerned artists.
  3. The only musical/filmy Blog which has a wealth of statistical data relating to almost all the aspects of the films and the songs. I understand that most of data are manually updated. One can imagine the time and efforts required for Atul ji to update the statistical data more frequently than before with 15K songs. I can understand that Atul ji may be spending more time in updating the statistical data, depriving him of time for posting more songs on day-to-day basis.

On the eve of attaining yet another important milestone of 15000 posts on the Blog, I have selected an inspiring song from a film released in the late 1950s. I was surprised as to how this popular song had missed the attention of the Atulites so far. It appears that this song was destined to be used for special celebrations like the present one.

The song is ‘Do Kadam Aur Ae Saathi Kadamon Pe Zamaana Hoga’ from the film ‘Khoobsurat Dhokha’ (1959) which is rendered by Mohammed Rafi accompanied by chorus. The song is written by Indeevar and is set to music by S Mohinder. It is one of those rare songs of Rafi in which he has attempted yodeling.

When I heard the song, I started visualising a scenario in which at the conclusion of an imaginary Atulites Meet (gangout 🙂 ), Atul ji sings this song in place of Rafi and all other Atulites sing in chorus with some minor changes in the mukhda of the song:

do kadam aur ae Atulites
kadamon mein zamaana hoga
daaman mein hamaare ek din
mauseeqi ka khazaana hoga

 

Song – Do Kadam Aur Ae Saathi (Khoobsurat Dhokha) (1959) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Indeewar, MD – S Mohinder
Chorus

Lyrics

o hooooooo
o hooooooo
o hooooooo
o hooooooooo

do kadam aur ae saathi
kadamon pe zamaana hoga
daaman mein hamaare ek din
duniya kaa khazaana ho..oga
do kadam aur ae saathi
kadamon pe zamaana hoga
daaman mein hamaare ek din
duniya ka khazaana ho..oga
 
arre sona pighlega
aur chaandi barsegi
chhoone ko kadam apne
khud manzil tarsegi
hai aaj agar auron ka
kal apna zamaana hoga
(aaaaaaaaaaaaa)
daaman mein hamaare ek din
(aaaaaaaaaaaaa)
duniya ka khazaana ho..oga
(aaaaaaaa)
do kadam aur ae saathi
kadamon pe zamaana hoga
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
daaman mein hamaare ek din
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
duniya ka khazaana ho..oga
(aaaaaaaa)

lae lae lae lay dee oo
lae lay dee
lay dee lo
lae lay dee
 
baahon mein chaand hoga
ho o
aur raah mein sitaare
ho o
baahon mein chaand hoga
ho o
aur raah mein sitaare
ho o
ummeedon ki wo duniya
ab door nahin pyaare..ae
khushiyon ki jawaan raaton ka
har khwaab suhaana hoga
(aaaaaaaaaaaaa)
daaman mein hamaare ek din
(aaaaaaaaaaaaa)
duniya ka khazaana ho..oga
(aaaaaaaaa)
do kadam aur ae saathi
kadamon pe zamaana hoga
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
daaman mein hamaare ek din
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
duniya ka khazaana ho..oga
(aaaaaaaaa)
do kadam aur ae saathi
kadamon pe zamaana hoga
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
daaman mein hamaare ek din
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
duniya ka khazaana ho..oga

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ओ हो॰ ॰ ॰
ओ हो॰ ॰ ॰
ओ हो॰ ॰ ॰
ओ हो॰ ॰ ॰

दो कदम और ए साथी
कदमों पे ज़माना होगा
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा
दो कदम और ए साथी
कदमों पे ज़माना होगा
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा

अरे सोना पिघलेगा
और चांदी बरसेगी
छूने को कदम अपने
खुद मंज़िल तरसेगी
है आज अगर औरों का
कल अपना ज़माना होगा
(आsssssssssss)
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
(आsssssssssss)
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा
(आsssssssssss)
दो कदम और ए साथी
कदमों पे ज़माना होगा
(आsssssssssss)
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
(आsssssssssss)
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा
(आsssssssssss)

लाय लाय लाय लै डी ओ
लाय लाय डी
लाय डी लो
लाय लाय डी

बाहों में चाँद होगा
हो ओ
और राह में सितारे
हो ओ
बाहों में चाँद होगा
हो ओ
और राह में सितारे
हो ओ
उम्मीदों की वो दुनिया
अब दूर नहीं प्यारे॰॰ए
खुशियों की जवां रातों का
हर ख्वाब सुहाना होगा
(आsssssssssss)
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
(आsssssssssss)
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा
(आsssssssssss)
दो कदम और ए साथी
कदमों पे ज़माना होगा
(आsssssssssss)
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
(आsssssssssss)
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा
(आsssssssssss)
दो कदम और ए साथी
कदमों पे ज़माना होगा
(आsssssssssss)
दामन में हमारे एक दिन
(आsssssssssss)
दुनिया का खजाना हो॰॰गा


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 : 3894 Post No. : 14931

Today’s song is from the film Jungle ki Duniya-59. From the title itself, it is clear that it was one of those C grade films, in which stories take place on the background of Jungle and generally centre around a lost child who is inheritor of a big estate.

Most of us like to see films, be it on a TV, in a cinema hall,or through DVD. Some like old films some like new films.

Did you ever see films like, Khooni Khanzar,Dagabaj Doctor,Shaitaan ka paash,Char chakram,Daku Rani Talwarwali,Jaadu ka dandaa,Zinda Laash,Revolver Rani,Sindbad-Alladin-Alibaba,Flying man,Fighter Sheela,Khooni Darinda,Tarzan aur Jadugar,Tarzan aur Jadui Chiraag,Golden Gang,Murde ki jaan khatare mein,or Jadui putli ?

I bet none of these movie names have been even heard by you.These are all STUNT FILMS or in other words ‘C’ grade films.

In India I really wonder how the classification or Grading of films is done,or who is the person or the body authorised to do it. Because Censor Certificates do not label A B or C grades at all. Then how does this happen ?

My guess is that films are graded on 2 counts- One, The cost of production or Budget and the class of stars in it and Two, The class of people for whom the film is made or directed, like the Rich, middle and the Poor class. Whatever the basis,there is a very thin line between A and B grade films,while between these two and the C grade films,the line is very Bold and thick indeed !

Stunt films, Costume films,fantasy films and purely Religious films are normally treated as C grade films. These film do not carry any prestige, the actors working in them are exclusive to C grade films,the production values and the budget is quite low and most important, they are ALWAYS shown in theatres situated in older parts of the town, single screens, or only for Morning shows or in Theatres generally frequented by lower strata of society.

A person seeing/loving or craving for such films is generally considered a ‘Low’ creature and a person with ‘child brain’.

In India ,this is the fate of C grade films.Actually these films have everything that A and B grade films have,like,story,songs,dances,fights etc,but still,the treatment given to handling of the story etc in the films is very poor or lacking in expertise.

Stunts have improved,Technology has evolved but the participation of Zippy the Monkey,Tiger the Horse,Moti the Dog,parrots,snakes and khatara cars named Rolls Royce ki beti and Austin ki Bachhi is missing ! The contribution of Fearless Nadia in making Stunt films popular can not be denied,but then she had the backing of companies like Wadia Movietone.Basant pictures,Ranjit,Sagar,national etc. When you read the stories of these films please don’t employ Logic or common sense to it. This is a different world altogether.The set of actors is fixed,many times the composers are unheard of or they are known composers now in bad shape,the Directors are typical and the production houses are exclusive to churn out such films.

It is,nevertheless,a fact that many well known and famous actors and actresses of the 40s and 50s evolved from the stunt films of yore. Examples are Jairaj or Master Bhagwan. Can you believe that this roly-poli Bhagwan dada was a great body-builder when he started in stunt films in the late 20s and 30s ? Lalita Pawar(Amboo),Madhuri,Rampyari,Miss Moti,Sabita Devi,and Sulochans(Ruby Myers) are some female examples who graduated to Social films via Stunt films.

Sometimes Gems are found in these C grade films. Remember the famous qawwaali- Hamen to loot liya mil ke husnwalon ne- which had the honour of becoming the prestigious 5000 th song in this Blog ? This was from a C grade film- AL HILAL.

In my younger age I was fond of stunt films and used to travel to theatres in Old city of Hyderabad,to watch films featuring Kamran (father of famous choreographer and Director Farah khan and Director,comedian,Anchor Sajid Khan),Naazi,Bhagwan and many such actors.” Adventures of captain marvel and Trip to the Moon” were my favourites from Hollywood’s republic Serial productions.

In the 50s and 60s,some respectability to these stunt films was brought by actors like Mahipal,Ranjan,Dara Singh,Azad,Hemant Birje etc.The set of Heroines was also set to Mumtaz,tabassum,Vijaya chaudhary,Indira,nishi etc.Mumtaz started with Stunts and graduated to greater heights and was counted in Top actresses of her days. Costume and Stunt films like Baaz,Insaniyat and Azaad etc were made respectable by the stars acting in them.

Over a period the picture changed and nowadays every alternate film has breath-taking stunts done by almost all top Heroes.

Action/Stunt films have a major segment and that is films made with Jungle as a background. Such films had their inspiration from Hollywood Tarzan films. The original Tarzan story was written by Sir Edgar Rice Burrows and it was first published in 1912,followed by its 23 sequels.The story proved to be immensely popular.No wonder,then,that it attracted the Hollywood producers.

The First Silent film ” Tarzan of the Apes” was released in 1918 in which Tarzan’s role was done by Elmo Lincoln and Jane Porter was Enid Markey.From 1918 to 2008,Hollywood has made 89 Tarzan Films. The First Talkie film on Tarzan was ” Tarzan-The Ape Man” in 1932.Johnny Weissmuller was doing Tarzan’s role and Maureen O’Sulivan was Jane in it. Johnny was a German bred Romanian settled in America.He was an Olympic Swimming Champion with 5 Gold medals.The pair of Johnny and Maurine was very popular. Johnny Weissmuller did 12 films of Tarzan from 1932 to 1948. 6 films with Maureen,2 without any Jane and 4 with Brenda Joyce.After Johnny 5 Tarzan films were done by Lex Barker and 6 were done by Gordon Scot.After 1960,there were different Tarzan actors in every film. The Chimpanzee “Cheetah” was there in films from 1932 to 1960,when he died.

In most films,the scripts were loyal to the novels.However,in the novel,Tarzan and Jane get married and they have a son too.But in films,they never got married and their son ” BOY ” was found and adopted by Jane. There was one film ” Tarzan goes to India”-1962, in which Firoz khan,Simi garewal,jagdish Raj (as Police Inspector),Murad and G.raghavan had also acted.

In western films,the popular roles are done by the same actors in many films and they are known by that character.For example Sean Connery is famous for James Bond roles,similarly,Johnny Weissmuller is known for his Tarzan roles.These actors later did many other films but their names were connected to the famous roles for ever. In India,we do not find such consistency.Here the actor is known by the Genre of his specialty films-like tragedy films-Dilip kumar,Comedy Films-kishore kumar,Romantic films-Dev Anand, Action Films-Akshay kumar etc.

In India, the core concepts of famous stories on Tarzan, Mythology or folk/costume are adapted by our film makers with great talent and creativity. While doing so,they have twisted the Time frame, boundaries of famous stories have been scaled with exceptional ease and an unusual mixture of story characters woven into films. For example, films like Sindbad, Alibaba and Alladin-65 or Shankar, Seeta and Anusuya-65 can only be thought of by the most creative and innovative story writers !

Famous character Tarzan has been combined in Hindi films with Delialah, King Kong, Circus, Cobra, Gorilla, Hercules, Jadugar, Magic lamp, Jalpari, Paristan, Fairyland and even Delhi ! For our film makers Time and History are no barriers. Tarzan has been adapted to its Indian Avatar in the form of Zambo, Zimbo, Zango and Zingaro.

Films with Jungle Titles are almost 60. Here too, the kind of variety in Titles will surprise you. Jungle is coupled with Boy, Beta, Man, King, Jawan, Jawahar, Hero, Girl, Goddess, Princess, Chandni, Sherni, Nagin, Queen, Love, Love story, Haseena, Hoor, Ladki, Sundari, Jawani, Pyar, Muhabbat etc etc. There is one Junglee Tarzan also to sum up the titles.

Today’s film Jungle ki Duniya-59 was made by Swastik Chitramala, produced by C J Kansara, directed by B N Choudhari (Ret Mahal-49 and Bedard-49). Music was by one film wonder Jugal Banerjee. There were 7 songs, recorded in 1956, but the film was censored only in 1959. The film cast was Indira, Baburao pehelwan, Umesh Sharma, Habib, Kesari, Heera Sawant, Kailash Kumari etc etc.

The Heroine was 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 silent films since 1927, but did only one Talike-Wamaq Azra-1935. Then there is the comedian fatty Indira Bansal 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 comedienne 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), 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 Picturpost 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.(Thanks to shri Mike Barnum ji).

Kesari was a comedian and villain. He acted from 1933 to 1974, in 123 films. He also sang 10 songs in 7 films. Another small time actor was Habib who acted in 209 films from 1942 to 1980. In this film the famous monkey Zippy ( famous for his role in film Insaniyat-55) also had a role to do.

Today’s song is a dance song video, shot on Heroine Indira and Hero Umesh Sharma.


Song- Ulfat ki rakhna sharam balam tumhen meri kasam (Jungle Ki Duniya)(1959) Singer-Snehlata Nare, Lyrics- Shriram Farrukhabadi, MD- Jugal Bannerji

Lyrics

ulfat ki rakhna sharam
balam tumhen meri kasam
o dekho meri kasam
ulfat ki rakhna sharam
balam tumhen meri kasam
o dekho meri kasam

toote na sapne apne lagan ke
toote na sapne apne lagan ke
o mere sainyyaa bhole se man ke
bhole se man ke
dhhaana kahin na julum
ho o dhhaana kahi na julum
balam tumhen meri kasam
o dekho meri kasam

aandhi chale chaahe toofaan aaye
aandhi chale chaahe toofaan aaye
par shamme ulfat bujhne na paaye
bujhne na paaye
jab tak rahe dam mein dam
ho o jab tak rahe dam mein dam
balam tumhen meri kasam,
o dekho meri kasam

main hoon balam aaj tere sahaare
main hoon balam aaj tere sahaare
badle chanda aur badle sitaare
badle sitaare
lekin badalna na tum
ho o lekin badalna na tum
balam tumhen meri kasam
o dekho meri kasam
o o o
o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o


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 : 3878 Post No. : 14901

Today’s song is from film ‘Doctor Z’ from 1959.

The title seems funny, isn’t it? Somehow, I find that the film makers give bizarre titles to their films sometimes. Films with prefix Mr. or Dr. were plenty. The earliest such a Talkie film was ‘Mr. 420’ made in 1937. Later, ‘Mr. X’ was made in 1938. This was repeated in 1957 and 1984. ‘Mr. X in Bombay’ was made in 1964. ‘Mr. India’ came in 1961 and also 1987. There was a ‘Mr. Bechara’ in 1996, ‘Mr. Chakram’ in 1956, ‘Mr, Jhatpat’ in 1943, ‘Mr John’ in 1959, ‘Mr. Lamboo’ in 1956. ‘Mr. Romeo’ in 1973 and 1999. ‘Mr. Q’ in 1958, ‘Mr.Bond’ in 1992, ‘Mr. Azad’in 1994, ‘Mr .Dynamite’ in 1947, ‘Mr. Murder’ in 1969, ‘Mr. Qartoon, M.A.’ in 1958, ‘Mr. Sampat’ in 1952, ‘Mr. Toofan’ in 1963, ‘Mr. 100%’ in 2005, ‘Mr. Badmash’ in 2009, ‘Mr. Bhatti on Chhutti’ in 2012, ‘Mr. Hot and Mr. Cool’ in 2007, ‘Mr. Lonely Miss Lovely’ in 2004, ‘Mr. Prime Minister’ in 2005, ‘Mr. Singh Mrs. Mehta’ in 2009, ‘Mr. White Mr. Black’ in 2007, ‘Mr. ya Mrs.’ in 2005, The most hilarious title in this category was ‘Mr. Khujli’ in 2007 !!!

Starting with ‘Dr. Madhurika’ (1935), it was ‘Dr. Ambedkar’ (1989 and 2000), ‘Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani’ (1946), ‘Dr. Kumar’ (1944), ‘Dr. Ramesh’ (1949), ‘Dr. Vidya’ (1962), ‘Dr. Z’ (1959) etc.

The decade of the 1940s and the 1950s was the period when stunt and action films were made in plenty. There were specialised actors, producers, directors, composers and even specialised audiences too for such films. Stunt and action films was a very sweeping name for a genre which included several types of sub-categories. When I started studying these films, I found one kind soul – Mike Burnum -who identified and classified stunt/action films made in India, into sub categories. For the information of our esteemed readers, the different types within the generalised stunt/action films are…(in descending order of number of films made….

  1. Fantasy and Arabian  Nights  -92 films
  2. Horror – 67
  3. Jungle Thrillers (Tarzan/Zimbo/Zambo/Zangbo/Zingara etc)
  4. New Century Horror films ( Horror films made after 2000)
  5. Science Fiction
  6. Chillers
  7. Spies and Detective
  8. Super heroes / heroines
  9. Murder and Mystery
  10. Sword Fighting and
  11. Naag Films etc.

Today’s film ‘Doctor Z’, falls under Science Fiction category. Though it was a C grade action film, HFGK mentions it as a ‘Social’ film. May be, as it was not exactly a stunt film, the film may have been classified as a social film. The story of this film was just a one line story, expanded at convenience as per needs of audiences. Mahipal – a Police officer is after a gang of anti-national criminals, who want to steal a formula from a scientist, which can destroy a big country like India in just 2 minutes. He (naturally, compulsorily and as per the director’s directions) falls in love with the scientist’s pretty daughter to sing songs, when not on duty. The film ends on expected Happy Notes.

The cast of the film was Shakila, Mahipal, Helen, Krishnakumari, Mirza Musharraf, Sunder, Tun Tun and a host of other junior actors. The film was made by Baliwala Films. It was produced and directed by its owner Jal. There were two lyricists and the 8 melodious songs were composed by Music Director Manohar Arora. Now this Manohar was a separate, different and independent composer. Most sites and blogs mistake him for being Manoharlal Sonik, of Sonik-Omi composer duo. This is NOT so. He was different. 2 songs from this film have been posted on this blog and both the times he was mentioned as Manoharlal Sonik. I must confess that I was responsible for this mix up. I had made a comment in 2011 that he was Manoharlal Sonik of the duo, which was a wrong statement. 3 years after that comment the real information about Manohar came up, hence I am making this clarification, at this opportunity. I feel sorry that I had followed the wrong info track that time.

The composer MANOHAR ARORA was a Punjabi music director who came from Sialkot to try his luck in Bombay. His first film was ‘Raees’ in 1948. Then came ‘Josh’ in 1950, ‘Rangeele Musafir’ (1950), ‘Bhoole Bhatke’ (1952), ‘Jingo’ (1952), ‘Usha Kiran’ (1952). His best remembered film was ‘Chingari’ (1955). Then came ‘Passing Show’ (1956), ‘Mister Q’ (1958), ‘Dr. Z’ (1959), ‘Choron Ki Baarat’ (1960) and last film was ‘Do Dushman’ (1967). His name is mostly written as ‘Manohar’ only. This created a misunderstanding that he was Manoharlal Sonik, which is NOT correct.

From the cast of this film, Krishna Kumari is another name which causes confusion. There was a Krishna Kumari in silent films and talkie films of the 1930s. Then there was another Krishna Kumari who was from South and featured in dubbed and remade films. She too is different. Actress Krishna Kumari who worked in  Hindi films from 1948 to 1968 was another one.

Krishna Kumari (not to be confused with the 1930s actress of the same name nor the south Indian actress T. Krishna Kumari) was born Rajinder Kaur in Rawalpindi, Punjab state (now part of Pakistan) on October 3, 1934. Occasionally playing the heroine in B-grade films including ‘Vanraj’ (1952), ‘Gorilla’ (1953), ‘Black Rider’ (1960), ‘State Express’ (1961) and ‘Khush Naseeb’ (1964) she is probably much better known as a temptress or villain in the likes of ‘Baghdad Ka Jaadu’ (1956), ‘Zimbo’ (1958), ‘Police Station’ (1959), ‘Lady Of The Lake’ (1960), ‘Jaadu Mahal’ (1962) or dozens of similar action, horror and fantasy films.

Her debut came in the film ‘Girls School’ (1949), which also featured newcomers Geeta Bali and Shashikala, after which she appeared in ‘Nao’, which actually ended up in theaters first, releasing in 1948, just two months after her film ‘Intezaar’ (1948) was released. Film ‘Girls School’ was stalled due to the dispute between Amiya Chakravarty and Anil Biswas.

Krishna Kumari’s career lasted 20 years, and during that time she managed to chalk up an impressive amount of credits, even if most of the pictures she made were not considered important by critics. She acted in 117 films. Her first film on screen was ‘Intezaar’ (1948) and last film was ‘Jung Aur Aman’ (1968).

Hiralal is a familiar face to every fan of vintage Bollywood as he played countless character parts, often as the villain, in literally hundreds of films both big and small.

He was born Hiralal Thakur on March 14, 1912 in Lahore (now part of Pakistan) and began his career in silent films with AR Kardar’s ‘Safdar Jung’ which was released in 1930, while his second film, ‘Daughters of Today’, actually made it to movie theaters first, in 1929. He was under contract to United Players Corporation and made several silent pictures for them before making the transition to sound and moving on to other studios for films like ‘Pavitra Ganga’ (1932), ‘Seeta’ (1934), and ‘Blood Feud’ (1935).

Some of his notable fantasy, sci-fi and horror films include ‘Khooni Jadugar’ (1939), ‘Arabian Nights’ (1946), ‘Mehbooba’ (1954), ‘Hatimtai Ki Beti’ (1955), ‘Roop Basant’ (1955), ‘Sakhi Hatim‘ (1955), ‘Shah Behram‘ (1955), ‘Indra Sabha’ (1956), ‘Shaan-e-Hatim’ (1958), ‘Dr. Z  (1959), Dr. Shaitan (1960),  Jadoo Mahal (1962), Flying Man (1965), Gumnaam (1965), Sindbad, Alibaba and Alladin (1965), Love and Murder‘ (1966), ‘Sheba and Hercules’ (1967), and ‘Alibaba’ (1976). Hiralal worked continuously until his death on June 27, 1982.

He had worked in 203 films. His first film was ‘Pavitra Ganga’ (1932) and last film was ‘Kaalia’ (1981).

Now let us enjoy the comedy song from film ‘Doctor Z’. This was filmed on Sunder and Nasreen. This duet is sung by Balbir and Geeta Dutt.

(Thanks to Mike Barnum ji, Harish Raghuwanshi ji, Flash Back, vol I-Isak Mujawar, HFGK, MuVyz and my notes.)

 

Song – Main Hoon Bhaiya Dim Timkar  (Doctor Z) (1959) Singer – Balbir, Geeta Dutt, Lyrics – Akhtar Romani, Music – Manohar
Balbir + Geeta Dutt

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

main hoon bhaiya dim timkar
baap mera tee timtimkar
eh he dil gum hui gavaa
pyaar mein khui gavaa
ik tu samajh dilbar

main hoon madam rimjhimkar
maa meri thi simsimkar
nainwa chubhoi gavaa
jisko wo rui gavaa
tu ka hui rehat khabar

itna akad mat
arey mujh se jhagad mat
baat nahin ye achhi
dil ko jakad mat
mujh pe bigad mat
preet meri hai sachchi
zara muskaaye di ho
dil ko khilaaye di ho
zulm karat kyon dil par..rr
main hoon madam rimjhimkar
maa meri thi simsimkar
nainwa chubhoi gavaa
jisko wo rui gavaa
tu ka hui rehat khabar

pyaar jataa mat
zyaada mujhko banaa mat
matlab ki sab yaari
nazren phira mat
haaye re haaye dil ko jalaa mat
kuchh to dikha dildaari
mera naam lio nahin
aisa kabhi kio nahin
varna to jayi ho mar mar
main hoon bhaiya dim timkar
baap mera tee timtimkar
eh he dil gum hui gavaa
pyaar mein khui gavaa
ik tu samajh dilbar

dil tera ghar hai
meri jaan tera hi jigar hai
tujh pe sab kurbaan
pyaar ka asar hai
jhoomti nazar hai
hanste hain armaan
aaj mera dil gaya
to se jaa ke mil gayaa
hui bina judaa dam bhar

main hoon bhaiya dim timkar
baap mera tee timtimkar
eh he dil gum hui gavaa
pyaar mein khui gavaa
ik tu samajh dilbar

main hoon madam rimjhimkar
maa meri thi simsimkar
nainwa chubhoi gavaa
jisko wo rui gavaa
tu ka hui rehat khabar

lar lar lallaa pam pam pam

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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मैं हूँ भईया डीम टिमकर
बाप मेरा टी टिमटिमकर
एह हे दिल गुम हुई गवा
प्यार में खुई गवा
इक तू समझ दिलबर

मैं हूँ मैडम रिमझिमकर
माँ मेरी थी सिमसिमकर
नैनवा चुभोई गवा
जिसको वो रुई गवा
तू का हुई रहत खबर

इतना अकड़ मत
अरे मुझ से झगड़ मत
बात नहीं ये अच्छी
दिल को जकड़ मत
मुझ पे बिगड़ मत
प्रीत मेरी है सच्ची
ज़रा मुस्काए दी हो
दिल को खिलाये दी हो
ज़ुल्म करत क्यों दिल पर॰॰र्र
मैं हूँ मैडम रिमझिमकर
माँ मेरी थी सिमसिमकर
नैनवा चुभोई गवा
जिसको वो रुई गवा
तू का हुई रहत खबर

प्यार जता मत
ज़्यादा मुझको बना मत
मतलब की सब यारी
नज़रें फिरा मत
हाय रे हाए दिल को जला मत
कुछ तो दिखा दिलदारी
मेरा नाम लियो नहीं
ऐसा कभी कियो नहीं
वरना तो जई हो मर मर
मैं हूँ भईया डीम टिमकर
बाप मेरा टी टिमटिमकर
एह हे दिल गुम हुई गवा
प्यार में खुई गवा
इक तू समझ दिलबर

दिल तेरा घर है
मेरी जान तेरा ही जिगर है
तुझ पे सब क़ुर्बान
प्यार का असर है\
झूमती नज़र है
हँसते हैं अरमान
आज मेरा दिल गया
तो से जा के मिल गया
हुई बिना जुदा दम भर

मैं हूँ भईया डीम टिमकर
बाप मेरा टी टिमटिमकर
एह हे दिल गुम हुई गवा
प्यार में खुई गवा
इक तू समझ दिलबर

मैं हूँ मैडम रिमझिमकर
माँ मेरी थी सिमसिमकर
नैनवा चुभोई गवा
जिसको वो रुई गवा
तू का हुई रहत खबर

लर लर लल्ला पम पम पम


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3757 Post No. : 14726

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 28
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‘य’ – ये भीगी भीगी रात गगन पर तारों की बारात ॰ ॰ ॰

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हम बेखुदी में तुमको पुकारे चले गए ॰ ॰ ॰ 

Seems to be like another life time, that we have been waiting, and calling out for you, in the wilderness of nowhere. Alas, but it is not to be. . .

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Really spoilt for choices with the letter ‘य’. And I settle for this delightful twosome of a song – Geeta Dutt with Rafi Sb. The film is an obscure ‘Doctor Z’ from 1959. Produced and directed by Jaal, the films comes from the banner of Baliwala Films, Bombay. The star cast of this film is listed as Shakeela, Mahipal, Heeralal, Helen, Vinod Diwani, Krishna Kumari, Sundar, Mirza Musharraf, Dalpat, Tuntun, Nasreen, Shetty, Bhudo Advani, Homi, Rusi, Bismillah, Baburao Pehalwan, Radheshyam, Rafiq, Hanuman, Bala Ram, Dhondu, MK Hasan, Karandiker, and Sheetal Kumar.

The film has total of eight songs listed, out which, two songs, as per the Geet Kosh, are probably not released on gramophone records. The songs have been written by Akhtar Romani, and the music is by Manohar. This Manohar is the blind music director Manohar Lal Sonik, who was the senior partner in the team of music director duo – Sonik-Omi.

One song of this film is already present on our blog. It was posted on 9th Nov, 2011. And today, after almost full seven years, the second song of this film finds its place here.

The singing voices are of Rafi Sb, accompanied by Geeta Dutt. A delightful duet presented as a conversation between lovers, it is quite a treat to hear to this song. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Ye Bheegi Bheegi Raat Gagan Par Taaron Ki Baraat  (Doctor Z) (1959) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Akhtar Romani, MD – Manohar
Geeta Dutt + Mohammed Rafi

Lyrics 

ye bheegi bheegi raat
gagan par taaron ki baraat
chali kis paar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai
ye bheegi bheegi raat
gagan par taaron ki baraat
chali kis paar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo

bhatke huye musaafir
manzil ko pa hi gaye
ulfat ke do safeene
saahil pea aa hi gaye
bhatke huye musaafir
manzil ko pa hi gaye
ulfat ke do safeene
saahil pea aa hi gaye
main kaise kahoon ye baat
ke aata sapnon mein har raat
koi dildaar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

jitna haseen hai mausam
utna hi tu bhi haseen
jee chaahe aaj ruk jaaye
saara zamaana yahin
jitna haseen hai mausam
utna hi tu bhi haseen
jee chaahe aaj ruk jaaye
saara zamaana yahin
de haat mein mere haath
ke chhoote ab na kabhi ye saath
yahi iqraar hai
ye kitni badi hai baat
ke tujhko pyaar hai mere saath
ke du dildaar hai
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

ye bheegi bheegi raat
gagan par taaron ki baraat
chali kis paar hai
aa haa
zara dil par rakh kar haath
bata de aise mein ye baat
ke kitna pyaar hai

o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
o ho ho ho ho ho
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo
ho ho..oo ho ho..oo

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये भीगी भीगी रात
गगन पर तारों की बारात
चली किस पार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है
ये भीगी भीगी रात
गगन पर तारों की बारात
चली किस पार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
हो होsss हो होss

भटके हुये मुसाफिर
मंज़िल को पा ही गए
उल्फ़त के दो सफीने
साहिल पे आ ही गए
भटके हुये मुसाफिर
मंज़िल को पा ही गए
उल्फ़त के दो सफीने
साहिल पे आ ही गए
मैं कैसे कहूँ ये बात
के आता सपनों में हर रात
कोई दिलदार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

जितना हसीं है मौसम
उतना ही तू भी हसीं
जी चाहे आज रुक जाये
सारा ज़माना यहीं
जितना हसीं है मौसम
उतना ही तू भी हसीं
जी चाहे आज रुक जाये
सारा ज़माना यहीं
दे हाथ में मेरे हाथ
के छूटे अब ना कभी ये साथ
यही इक़रार है
ये कितनी बड़ी है बात
के तुझको प्यार है मेरे साथ
के तू दिलदार है
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

ये भीगी भीगी रात
गगन पर तारों की बारात
चली किस पार है
आ हा
ज़रा दिल पर रख कर हाथ
बता दे ऐसे में ये बात
के कितना प्यार है

ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
ओ हो हो हो हो हो
हो होsss हो होss
हो होsss हो होss
हो होsss हो होss


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Blog Day : 3700 Post No. : 14621

Today (4 september 2018) happens to be the 3700th day of existence for this blog. Though we have had 37 such centuries so far, we began to take notice of this century only from century number 34 (viz post number 3400) onwards.

We began to post special articles and songs to mark these special occasions. The 3400th day has an interesting post by Sudhir Jee followed by a post by me and thus started the tradition of celebrating these special kinds of centuries in the blog.

3400th day saw the 3400th song from the decade of 1960s being covered in the blog and that happened to be the century post for lyricist Shewan Rizvi.

Then the 3500th day saw Sudhir Jee digging out a song containing the word “hazaar” in it while I covered a joie de vivre song containing the word “shehnaai” in it.

3600th day saw the memorable title song of “Naseeb”(1981) being discussed on the occasion.

Today (4 september 2018) happens to be the 3700th day of the blog. This occasion too merits special posts marking the occasion. It turns out that the special posts being covered on the occasion were originally meant for some other special occasions, but they are finally ending up as posts celebrating THIS occasion.

For Instance, Sudhir Jee’s post, a thesis par excellence on the HFM scene of 1936, which also coveres K N Singh in detail, was originally meant as part of our series on “Yearwise statistics of HFM”, whose previous instalment was covered in 2015, so this article was in the making for nearly three years. 🙂

Likewise, the song and the topic that I cover in this post was originally meant to be covered on the day the blog turned ten years old, viz on 19 july 2018. My plan was to have a detailed statistical analysis of Mubarak Begam accompanied by her 100th song in the blog. As things happened, I could not achieve that target. Finally we reconciled by marking Mubarak Begam’s century later, coinciding it with the last century of the blog, viz the post number 14600.

I had decided that the next Mubarak Begam song that I was going to cover would contain the statistical analysis of Mubarak Begam. Like Sudhir Jee, I too have decided to fast forward my efforts to coincide my article to appear today as part of 3700th day celebrations.

My research on Mubarak Begam, which has taken me several weeks, reveal that she may have sung a little more than 200 songs in HFM (plus in Bhojpuri, Avadhi etc), and my figure is higher than what is mentioned online by “authentic” sources. I found that quite a few songs not sung by Mubarak Begam are incorrectly attributed to her online. On the other hand, several songs sung by her have gone unattributed to her. Even HFGK does not fully credit all her songs to her. I found that a few movies whose songs contain no mention of singers in HFGK are sung by Mubarak Begam. Finally I ended up a tally of 195 Mubarak Begam songs from 125 movies. I am quite sure that this figure would go up and cross 200 as I listen to a few more songs that are not attributed to any singers in HFGK.

That research would wait. In the meanwhile, here is the moviewise break up of Mubarak Begam songs that I have been able to locate. I have also mentioned the number of Mubarak Begam songs from these movies that have been covered in the blog.

Mubarak Begam songs in movies
SN Movie Year MD Songs by Mubarak Begam in the blog Songs by Mubarak Begam in the movie Remarks
1 Aaiye 1949 Naashaad 2 2 One solo, one duet with Lata
2 Basera 1950 M A Rauf 2 4 Three solo, one duet with B S Nanji
3 Dolti Naiyya 1950 Ram Prasad 0 1 Sung with Nargis (singer) and Munni
4 Phoolon ke Haar 1951 Hansraj Bahl 1 7 Five solos, two duets with Devendra Mohan
5 Mamta 1952 Sonik 1 2 One solo, one duet with Premlata
6 Mordhwaj 1952 Narayan Dutt 0 2 Two solos
7 Sheesha 1952 Ghulam Mohammad 1 1 One solo
8 Chaar Chaand 1953 Naashaad 1 1 One duet with Shivram
9 Dharm Patni 1953 Jamal Sen 1 1 One solo
10 Daaera 1953 Jamal Sen 4 4 Three solo, one duet with Rafi
11 Africa 1954 Robin Chatterji 1 2 Two solos
12 Ameer 1954 Pt Lachchiram 0 2 Two solos
13 Aulaad 1954 Sardar Malik 1 1 One duet with Shamshad Begam
14 Chaandni Chowk 1954 Roshan 1 1 One solo
15 Daak Baabu 1954 Dhaniram 2 2 One solo, one duet with Talat Mehmood
16 Gawaiyya 1954 Ram Ganguly 2 2 Two solo
17 Gul Bahaar 1954 Dhaniram 1 2 Two solo
18 Haar Jeet 1954 S D Batish 1 2 One solo, one duet with Geeta Dutt
19 Maan 1954 Anil Biswas 1 1 One duet with Kalyani
20 Rishta 1954 K Datta 2 2 Two solo
21 Sangam 1954 Ram Ganguly 1 1 One duet with Talat Mehmood
22 Shabaab 1954 Naushad 1 1 Song with Rafi and Bande Hasan
23 Baradari 1955 Naashaad 1 1 One duet with Lata
24 Devdas 1955 S D Burman 1 1 One solo
25 Jasoos (UR)/td>

1955 Iqbal Qureshi 0 2 Two solo
26 Khaandaan 1955 A R Qureshi 1 1 One duet with Yashodhara
27 Kundan 1955 Ghulam Mohammad 1 1 One solo
28 Patit Paawan 1955 Jamal Sen 1 1 One duet with Sudha Malhotra
29 Post Master 1955 Ram Ganguly 0 2 One solo, one duet with O P Verma
30 Rukhsaana 1955 Sajjad Hussain 2 2 One solo, one duet with Asha Bhonsle
31 Sakhi Lutera 1955 Iqbal Qureshi 1 1 One solo
32 Sau Ka Note 1955 S Mohinder 1 1 One duet with Shamshad Begam
33 Shaahi Chor 1955 Dhaniram 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
34 Shah Behram 1955 Hansraj Bahl 0 1 One solo
35 Taatar Ka Chor 1955 Khayyam 1 1 One song with Talat Mehmood and Asha Bhonsle
36 Aan Baan 1956 Husnlal Bhagatram 0 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
37 Aawaara Shahzaadi 1956 Naashaad 0 2 One solo, one duet with Shashikant
38 Baadal Aur Bijli 1956 Bipin Baabul 1 3 Two solo, one duet with Talat Mehmood
39 Baaghi Sardaar 1956 B N Bali 1 2 Two solo
40 Baghdad Ka Jaadoo 1956 Shafi M Nagri 3 3 Two solo, one duet with Manmohan Krishna
41 Dhola Maaru 1956 S K Pal 0 2 Two solo
42 Do Shahzaade 1956 Pt Lachchiram 0 2 Two solo
43 Fighting Queen 1956 Nisaar Bazmi 0 3 Three solo
44 Harihar Bhakti 1956 K Datta 1 4 Two solo, one duet with Talat Mehmood, one duet with Sulochana Chonkar
45 Hatimtai 1956 S N Tripathi 0 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
46 Jungle Queen 1956 Nisaar Bazmi 0 4 Four solo
47 Laal e Yaman 1956 A R Qureshi 0 1 One solo
48 Rangeen Raaten 1956 Roshan 1 1 One duet with Sudha Malhotra
49 Sultaana Daaku 1956 Bipin Babul 0 2 Two solo
50 Fashion 1957 Hemant Kumar 0 1 One duet with Sulochana Chonkar
51 Gateway of India 1957 Madan Mohan 1 1 One song with Asha Bhonsle, Meena Mangeshkar and Usha Mangeshkar
52 Paak Daaman 1957 Ghulam Mohammad 0 1 One song with Rafi, S Balbir and Mirza Musharraf
53 Paataal Pari 1957 S Mohinder 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
54 Paisa 1957 Ram Ganguly 0 1 One solo
55 Parveen 1957 A R Qureshi 1 2 Two solo
56 Chetak Rana Pratap 1958 Iqal Qureshi 0 1 One solo
57 Jungle Princess 1958 Bipin Mehboob 1 1 One duet with Jaani Babu Qawwaal
58 Madhumati 1958 Salil Chaudhary 1 1 One solo
59 Sim Sim Marjeena 1958 A R Qureshi 0 1 One song with Rafi and Sudha Malhotra
60 Behraam Daaku 1959 Saadat Khan 1 1 One solo
61 Blackmailer 1959 Iqbal 0 1 One solo
62 Cheeni Jaadoogar 1959 Shafi M Nagri 0 2 Two solo
63 Circus Queen 1959 Shafi M Nagri 1 3 One solo, two duets with S Balbir
64 Hero No 1 1959 Iqbal 0 2 Two solo
65 Maa Ka Aansoo 1959 Sardar Malik 0 1 One solo
66 Mughal e Azam 1960 Naushad 0 1 One song with Lata and Shamshad Begam
67 Return of Mr Superman 1960 Anil Biswas 1 1 One solo
68 Veer Durgadas 1960 S N Tripathi 1 1 One duet with Sudha Malhotra
69 Zaalim Jaadoogar 1960 Iqbal Qureshi 2 3 One duet with Khursheed Bawra
70 Arab Ka Sitaara 1961 Saadat Ali 1 4 Three solo, one duet with Minu Purushottam
71 Daakoo Mansoor 1961 Krishn Kamal 1 1 One solo
72 Dekhi Teri Bambai 1961 Vinod 1 1 One duet with S Balbir
73 Hamaari Yaad Aayegi 1961 Snehal Bhatkar 2 2 One solo, one duet with Mukesh
74 Nightbird 1961 Iqbal 1 1 One duet with Chaandbala
75 Piya Milan Ki Aas 1961 S N Tripathi 1 1 One solo
76 Shaahi Farmaan 1961 Harbans 0 2 Two solo
77 State Express 1961 Gunjan 1 1 One solo
78 Zindagi Aur Khwaab 1961 Dattaram 1 1 One solo
79 Cobra Girl 1963 S N Tripathi 1 1 One duet with Suman Kalyanpur
80 Hamraahi 1963 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 One solo
81 Sunahri Naagin 1963 Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 One duet with Kamal Barot
82 Ye Dil Kisko Doon 1963 Iqbal Qureshi 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
83 Aandhi Aur Toofaan 1964 Robin Bannerji 1 1 One solo
84 Balma Bada Nadaan (Bhojpuri) 1964 Hemant Kumar 0 1 One solo
85 Benazir 1964 S D Burman 2 2 One solo, one duet with Asha Bhonsle
86 Fariyaad 1964 Snehal Bhatkar 1 3 Two solo, one duet with Rafi
87 Hameer Hathh 1964 Sanmukh Babu Upadhya 1 1 One solo
88 Kab Hoihain Gavanwa Hamaar (Bhojpuri) 1964 Iqbal Qureshi 0 2 Two solo
89 Magic Carpet 1964 Ram Prasad 0 1 One solo
90 Marvel Man 1964 Robin Bannerji 1 1 One solo
91 Naihar Chhutal Jaaye (Bhojpuri) 1964 Jaidev 0 1 One solo
92 Pahaadi Naagin 1964 Iqbal Qureshi 1 2 One solo, one duet with Ambar Kumar
93 Punar Milan 1964 C Arjun 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
94 Qawwaali Ki Raat 1964 Iqbal Qureshi 2 2 Two duets with Rafi
95 Shagoon 1964 Khayyam 1 1 One duet with Talat Mehmood
96 Tarzan and Captain Kishore 1964 Manoharlal-S Kishan 0 2 Two solos
97 Aarzoo 1965 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
98 Black Arrow 1965 Iqbal Qureshi 0 1 One duet with Jaani Babu Qawwaal
99 Khooni Khazaana 1965 S Kishan 1 1 One solo
100 Main Hoon Jaadoogar 1965 Nashaad-Premnath 1 2 One duet with Meena Patki, one duet with Suman Kalyanpur
101 Mohabbat Iski Kehte Hain 1965 Khayyam 1 1 One solo
102 Morey Man Mitwa 1965 Dattaram 1 1 One solo
103 Shakespearwaallah 1965 Prayag Raj 1 1 One solo
104 Tarzan and King Kong 1965 Robin Bannerji 1 1 One solo
105 Gogola 1966 Roy-Frank 2 2 One duet with Talat Mehmood, one duet with Mahendra Kapoor
106 Neend Hamaari Khwaab Tumhaare 1966 Madan Mohan 1 1 One duet with Asha Bhonsle
107 Professor Aur Jaadoogar 1966 Sardar Singh 1 1 One solo
108 Susheela 1966 C Arjun 2 2 One solo, one duet with Rafi
Same songs were later reused in “Subah Zaroor Aayegi”(1977)
109 Teesri Kasam 1966 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 One duet with Shambhu Qawwaal
110 Zimbo Finds a Son 1966 Sapan Jagmohan 0 1 One duet with Bhupinder Singh
111 Aawaara Ladki 1967 Dhaniram 0 1 One solo
112 Around The World 1967 Shankar Jaikishan 1 1 One duet with Sharda
113 Mera Bhai Mera Dushman 1967 Khayyam 0 2 One solo, one duet with S Balbir
114 Poonam Ka Chaand 1967 Ninu Majumdar 0 1 One solo
115 Juaari 1968 Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 One song with Suman Kalyanpur and Krishna Bose
116 Nadirshah 1968 S N Tripathi 0 1 One solo
117 Saraswati Chandra 1968 Kalyanji Anandji 1 1 One solo
118 Ham Ek Hain 1969 Usha Khanna 0 1 One duet with Kamal Barot
119 Murder on Highway (UR) 1970 C Arjun 0 1 One solo
120 Chandan 1971 Sonik Omi 0 2 One solo, one duet with Usha Mangeshkar
121 Narad Leela 1972 Narayan Dutt 0 1 One solo
122 Chattan Singh 1974 Kalyanji Anandji 0 1 One solo
123 Ramu To Deewaana Hai 1980 Chandru 1 2 Two solo
124 Ganga Maang Rahi Balidaan 1981 Prem Dhawan 0 3 Three duets with Shamshad Begam
125 Sister 1982 J Kaushik 1 1 One solo

One can see from the above that Mubarak Begam typically got two or three songs in a movie and that she typically got to sing in five or six movies in a year. In addition, she mostly sang in small budget movies that had small time struggling music directors in them. In all, she worked with 61 music directors. So, on an average, she sang three or four songs with each of her music directors.

On rare occasions, she got to work with A grade music directors, viz Naushad and S D Burman, but only in two movies each. The music director who collaborated with her most frequently was Iqbal Qureshi. She had 15 songs with him from nine movies. These are the figures for her most fruitful collaboration ! She was not able to forge any long term collaboration with any established music directors and that is reflected in her poor return of around 200 songs in a career spanning nearly three decades.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Circus Queen”(1959). This movie was directed by Noshir Engineer for Basant Pictures, Bombay. The movie had John Cawas, Nadia, Samar Roy, Sheila Kashmiri, Sheikh, Neelofar, Habeeb, Master Suresh, Shree Bhagwan, Mansoor, Dalpat, Ajit Kumar, Abdullah, Julien, Korega, Yadav, angre, S B Gayakvad etc in it.

This movie had four songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

HFGK does not mention the singers of the four songs from this movie. On listening to these songs, one finds that as many as three of these songs contain the voice of Mubarak Begam in them.

Here is the second song from “Circus Queen”(1959) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Mubarak Begam. Naqsh Llayalpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shafi M Nagri.

The song is picturised as a club dance song. I am unable to identify the dancer. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify the dancer as well as the other actors visible in the picturisation.

Audio

Video

Song-O ho dil waale (Circus Queen)(1959) Singer-Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Shafi M Nagri
Chorus

Lyrics

o ho dil waale

o ho dil waale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le
o ho dil waale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le

o ho dil waale

nain teekhe hain qaatil nigaahen
meri phoolon se naazuk hain baahen
nain teekhe hain qaatil nigaahen
meri phoolon se naazuk hain baahen
chaal behki huyi
zulf mehki huyi
mere mukhde pe jhoome ujaale
o ho dilwaale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le

o ho dil waale

aa haseenon ki mehfil mein aa ke
dekh le do ghadi muskuraa ke
aa haseenon ki mehfil mein aa ke
dekh le do ghadi muskuraa ke
saaj dil ka uthha
geet khushiyon ke gaa
jhoom kar zindagi ka maza le
o ho dilwaale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le

o ho dil waale

zindagi hai safar jeenewaale
hanste hanste guzar jeene waale
zindagi hai safar jeenewaale
hanste hanste guzar jeene waale
kho ke masti mein jee
hai yahi zindagi
kar na dil ko ghamon ke hawaale
o ho dilwaale
nigaahen milaa le
dil ke daaman ko
dil ke daaman ko rangeen banaa le

o ho dil waale


This article is written by Sudhir, 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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3692 Post No. : 14604

Fabulous Foot Tappers – 9
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O boy, after almost one year – well, nine months to be precise, the next episode of this series. I had posted the eighth song – “Dekhne Waale Dekh Karishma Yaaron Ka” on 7th November, last year. In the interim, many other things happened – but that is an old story by now. One thing happened was that inadvertently, a couple of songs that I was saving for this series, got posted otherwise, and so I had to wait for locating a few more to complete the series, i.e. reach a number of 10 at least. 😉

This song is from the 1959 film ‘Mr John’. This was a period when Johnny Walker was still commanding lead roles. In this film he is paired opposite to Shyama. Seems to be a romantic comedy. The rest of the star cast consists of Helen, Lalita Pawar, Iftikhar, Krishna Kumari, Mumtaz, Tuntun, Mohan Choti, Kamal Mohan, Sampson, Uma Dutt, Ravi, Champaklala, Rasheed, Daraaz, Wahid, Genius, Tiwari, Ram Lal, Anil, Singh, Jaani, Gaus, Tarun Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Ajeet, B Fazle Kareem, Mukhtar, and Pandit Baijnath. It seems as if the last dozen or so names are just henchmen in a gang. 🙂

The film is produced by Nigam for the banner of NK Productions, Bombay, and is directed by Inder. When I read the director’s name in the film listing, my mind is now wondering whether he could be IS Johar. The complete name, as you are aware, is Inder Sen Johar. Maybe a question to be investigated; being a comedy, there is a good possibility.

The film has seven songs, three of which are already posted here on our blog. This is the fourth one to come on board. All the songs are written by Jaan Nisaar Akhtar and the music is composed by N Dutta. This song is duet in the voice of Geeta Dutt and Mohammed Rafi.

I request other readers to please add information about this film and the picturization of this song. It appears to be a club dance song, which has a lead pair performing, supported by other dancers. It is possible that the song is performed by Helen and Johnny Walker, but that is just a guess. As I said, request for more information from other knowledgeable readers.

So, introducing another rollicking foot tapping number. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Tip Tip To Mere Dil Hain Do  (Mr John) (1959) Singer – Geeta Dutt, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD – N Dutta
Chorus

Lyrics

tip tip to
to
mere dil hain do
do
tip tip to
to
mere dil hain do
do

tip tip to
mere dil hain do

oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to

ek dil mera
mera
ek dil tera
tera
ek dil mera
to ek dil tera
jo maine tujhse maanga
to phir nahin phera
to yun bolo..oo..oo
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do

ye tan gora gora
ye til kaala kaala
jo ik mera dil tha
tujhe wo de daala
ye tan gora gora
ye til kaala kaala
jo ik mera dil tha
tujhe wo de daala
agar hai pyaar hum se
agar hai matwaala
to ek aur bhi dil
kahin se tu chura la
jo tum bolo..oo
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do

ye do meri zulfen
ye do mere baazu
ada se main to daalun
dilon pe laakh jaadu
ye do meri zulfen
ye do mere baazu
ada se main to daalun
dilon pe laakh jaadu
suney jo aisi baaten
rahe na haaye kaabu
zaraa galey laga le
agar khafaa na ho tu
to yun bolo..oo
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do

ye do teri aankhen
inhen bhi chaar kar le
nazar mila ke zaalim
nazar se pyaar kar le
ye do teri aankhen
inhen bhi chaar kar le
nazar mila ke zaalim
nazar se pyaar kar le
tu chaahta hai jhat se
galey ka haar kar le
thoda sa hi to aaya
kuchh intezaar kar le
to yun bolo..oo

tip tip to
to
mere dil hain do
do
tip tip to
to
mere dil hain do
do

tip tip to
mere dil hain do

oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to

ek dil mera
mera
ek dil tera
tera
ek dil mera
to ek dil tera
jo maine tujhse maanga
to phir nahin phera
to yun bolo..oo..oo
tip tip to
mere dil hain do
oo ho ho
hum bhi sunen to
tip tip to
mere dil hain do

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
टिप टिप टो
टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
दो
टिप टिप टो
टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
दो

टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो

एक दिल मेरा
मेरा
एक दिल तेरा
तेरा
एक दिल मेरा
तो एक दिल तेरा
जो मैंने तुझसे मांगा
तो फिर नहीं फेरा
तो यूँ बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ये तन गोरा गोरा
ये तिल काला काला
जो इक मेरा दिल था
तुझे वो दे डाला
ये तन गोरा गोरा
ये तिल काला काला
जो इक मेरा दिल था
तुझे वो दे डाला
अगर है प्यार हमसे
अगर है मतवाला
तो एक और भी दिल
कहीं से तू चुरा ला
जो तुम बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ये दो मेरी ज़ुल्फें
ये दो मेरे बाज़ू
अदा से मैं तो डालूँ
दिलों पे लाख जादू
ये दो मेरी ज़ुल्फें
ये दो मेरे बाज़ू
अदा से मैं तो डालूँ
दिलों पे लाख जादू
सुने जो ऐसी बातें
रहे ना हाए काबू
ज़रा गले लगा ले
अगर खफा ना हो तू
तो यूँ बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ये दो तेरी आँखें
इन्हें भी चार कर ले
नज़र मिला के ज़ालिम
नज़र से प्यार कर ले
ये दो तेरी आँखें
इन्हें भी चार कर ले
नज़र मिला के ज़ालिम
नज़र से प्यार कर ले
तू चाहता है झट से
गले का हार कर ले
थोड़ा सा ही तो आया
कुछ इंतज़ार कर ले
तो यूँ बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ

टिप टिप टो
टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
दो
टिप टिप टो
टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
दो

टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो

ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो

एक दिल मेरा
मेरा
एक दिल तेरा
तेरा
एक दिल मेरा
तो एक दिल तेरा
जो मैंने तुझसे मांगा
तो फिर नहीं फेरा
तो यूँ बोलो॰॰ओ॰॰ओ
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो
ओ हो हो
हम भी सुनें तो
टिप टिप टो
मेरे दिल हैं दो


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Blog Day : 3660 Post No. : 14526

“Aangan”(1959) was directed by O P Datta. This movie had Rehman, Amita, Chand Usmani, Agha, Leela Mishra, Gulab, Badri Prasad, Indira Bansal, Ramavtar, Sabita Chatterji, Vijaybala, Jugnu, Kesarbai, Bazid Khan, Shantaram, Prijbhushan, Master Raja etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it that were penned by three lyricists.

Two songs have been covered in the past. Here is the third song from this movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. Pt Indra Chandra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

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


Song-Tere banenge bigde kaam ho sun bhai aatmaaraam(Aangan)(1959) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Pt India India, MD-Roshan
Chorus
Manna Dey +Chorus

Lyrics

tere banenge bigde kaam
ho sun bhai aatmaaraam
tu kar le chaaron dhaam
ho sun bhai aatmaaraam

idhar hai ganga udhar himalay
beech mein badrinath
bolo bhai badrinath ki jai
dharm arth aur kaam moksh
chaaron phal inke saath ho
tere banenge bigde kaam
tere banenge bigde kaam
ho sun bhai aatma raam

jo koi paave jagannath ka
jootha bhaat prasaad ho
jootha bhaat prasaad ho
bolo bhai jagannath ki jai
chala jaaye baikunth ko seedha
koi na pakde haath ho
koi na pakde haath ho
tu bhaj le raadhe shyaam
tu bhaj le raadheshyam
ho sun bhai aatmaraam

dakshin desh rame rameshvar
mandir khambh hazaar ho
mandir khambh hazaar ho
bolo bhai shiv shankar ki jai
visvanath viswambher shankar
bhaje to beda par ho
bhaje to beda par ho
le in charnon ko thhaam
le in charnon ko thhaam
ho sun bhai aatmaraam

sone ki ye puri dwarka
man aanand badhaaye ho
man aanand badhaaye ho
bolo bhai krishanchandr ki jai
baanjh hari ho jaaye daadi
pota god khilaaye ho
pota god khilaaye ho
kul badhe amar ho naam
kul badhe amar ho naam
ho sun bhai aatmaaraam
tere banenege bigde kaam
ho sun bhai aatmaram
raam ji raam
ho sun bhai aatmaraam


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