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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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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 kazaana 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

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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 : 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)
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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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Blog Day : 3641 Post No. : 14467

Today (7 july 2018) is the birth centenary of lyricist Saraswati Kumar Deepak (7 july 1918-8 july 1986). His name is mostly associated with songs from religious/ mythological movies. He penned some 400 odd songs in movies in his four decades long career spaning from 1940s till 1970s). This blog has 54 songs penned by him.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Keechak Vadh”(1959). This movie was produced in Marathi and Hindi by Balasaheb (P K) Pathak and directed by Yeshwant Pethekar for Manik Studios, Bombay. The movie had Baburao Pendharkar (Keechak), Sumati Gupte (Draupadi), Shobhna Samarth (Sudeshna), Vishwas Kunte, Vimla Kumari, Helen etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Keechak Vadh”(1959) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. Saraswati Kumar Deepak is the lyricist. Music is composed by Master Krishnarao. It is a lovely song that describes the well known mythological tale of matsyabhed during the swayamwar of Draupadi.

This movie is available on internet and some of our regulars have seen it as well. I request them to tell us who lip syncs this song on screen.


Song-Juda swayamwar huyi sayaani jis din paanchaali(Keechak Vadh)(1959) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD-Master Krishnarao

Lyrics

Juda swayamwar hui sayaani jis din paanchaali
kaha drupad ne suno sabha ke raaja balshaali
ghoom rahi khambe par machhli
tel bhara neeche
parchhaai ko dekh dhanush koi aakar ke kheenche
jiska teer lage machhli par uski paanchaali
kaha drupad ne suno sabha ke raaja balshaali

desh desh ke rajaaon ki bheed huyi bhaari
bhaanti bhaanti ke yodha aaye raaj mukut-dhaari
bhaai ke sang varmala le aayi paanchaali

uski shobha raajsabha mein daamini si damki
soot putr ke uthhte hi wo jwaala si chamki
kaha nahin adhikaar sabha mein
goonj uthhi taali ee
kaha drupad ne suno sabha ke raaja balshaali

khoj rahi hirni si aankhen jeewan ka sathi ee
vipr vesh mein arjun dekha chamk uthhi baati
in aankhon ne un aankhon ko di amrit pyaali ee
kaha drupad ne suno sabha ke raaja balshaali
uthha dhanajay dhanush uthhaaya dekhi parchhai ee
dekhi parchhaai
matsy bhed ho gaya
dwaar par goonji shahnaai

juda swayamwar hui sayaani jis din paanchaali
kaha drupad ne suno sabha ke raaja balshaali


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Blog Day : 3621 Post No. : 14432

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 16
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‘त’ – तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ, ओ जी ओ ओ ओ ॰ ॰ ॰

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फिर तेरी याद नए गीत सुनाने आई ॰ ॰ ॰

Never a day passes when your memories don’t pay a visit. . . bringing with them wonderful songs, heard and unheard. . . a treasure that keeps on playing in the alleys of the mind. . .

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Today’s episode features a wonderful breezy duet from the 1959 film ‘Naach Ghar’. This film is a social drama produced and directed by TS Tara, for the banner of Quality Pictures, Bombay. As the name suggests, the film has a theme that is built around a stage dance group, i.e. a nautanki group. It involves characters for whom dance and music is the drive in life; it also has others who would like to usurp and manipulate these passions for their own advantage; and then there are good hearted people who want to bring happiness to all. The cast of actors is very impressive – Ashok Kumar, Shobha Khote, Gopikrishan, Helen, Kamla Lakshman, Anoop Kumar, Dhumal, Iftikhar, Maya Das, Mirza Musharraf, Jamaal, Sujata, Bismillah, and Vivek.

As I check for details online, I come across a poster that shows Helen dancing in accompaniment with Gopi Krishan. Now this should be a veritable treat to watch – Helen dancing with an acknowledged master of classical dance. One of the websites https://bombaymann2.blogspot.com/ has reproduced a brief introduction of the film from the information booklet of the film, as below,

The whole worlds a stage – a Naachgar. Its impossible to tell its whole story in a small space like this. But we are glad here to introduce a few interesting characters whose strange doings give this story its fasicnation. . Radha: A simple village maiden who is in love with Mohan and eventually effaces herself in order that Mohan should be happy. . Mohan: A simple village youth, struck first by paralysis and then by a Raja’s bullet. He is dazzled by city life and, forsaking Radha, develops a strong infatuation for Renu, a city dancer. . Mohini: A young girl, orphaned by a storm. She finds her way into a Nautanki troupe and daydreams of happiness with Gopi, its organiser. But fate having decreed otherwise, she is ultimately forced into a Naachghar – away from her sweetheart. . Gopi: A Nautanki dancer, whose art show brilliantly in partnership with Mohini. They get lost to each other in the maze of city life – and take any knocks from fate in the process. . Shekhar: An opportunist, money-crazy couttier of the Raja of a state, who was the main barrier between Radha and Mohan and Gopi and Mohini. The only man he feared was Bihari. . Bihari: Orginally a guide in shikar-forest, he became the principal aide to the Raja Saheb and his chief confidant. . Raja Saheb: A large-hearted chief of a large state, who wanted to see everyone happy and prosperous. [Source: Booklet]

 

Geet Kosh lists 10 songs for this musical – all songs are created by the team of Sahir Ludhianvi and N Datta. The count of songs is like – one Rafi Sb solo, three Lata solos, four Rafi-Lata duets, and then one duet of Rafi Sb each with Asha and Geeta. Way back in September 2012, two songs of this film were posted in quick succession. Three more songs have followed in the interim. Today we get to the sixth song of this film. All songs are quite a treasure, and I hope the remaining songs will find their place on this blog shortly.

This song is one of the Rafi-Lata duets – kind of a teasing song, where in the lady requests not to be teased in public, and the gentleman wraps it up by stating that one should be open with one’s feelings – “दुनिया का डर क्या”.

A remarkable configuration of singing lines; the first two antaraas are all by Lata, with Rafi Sb making an appearance in the third. As the song progressed, I was almost thinking whether some error had been made and this was another solo. But then Rafi Sb’s voice appeared in the third antaraa. . . 🙂

Enjoy this quick paced and breeze tête-à-tête between lovers.

Song – Tumhen Kaise Kahoon O ji O O O  (Naach Ghar) (1959) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – N Datta
Mohammed Rafi + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics

tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

log baaten banaayenge kya kya
be par ki udaayenge kya kya
log baaten banaayenge kya kya
be par ki udaayenge kya kya
hamen tak ke na yun
thandi aahen bharo
hamen tak ke na yun
thandi aahen bharo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

ham ne maana ke hum hain tumhaare
phir bhi achhe nahin ye ishaare
ham ne maana ke hum hain tumhaare
phir bhi achhe nahin ye ishaare
bairi duniya ki nazron se kuchh to daro
bairi duniya ki nazron se kuchh to daro
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

pyaar karna to kya jag se darna
baat kehna to phir kya mukarna
pyaar karna to kya jag se darna
baat kehna to phir kya mukarna
jo bhi karna hai duniya mein khul ke karo
jo bhi karna hai duniya mein khul ke karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
tumhen kaise kahoon
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
aate jaate na yun
hamen chheda karo
tumhen kaise kahoon
o ji o o o

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ

लोग बातें बनाएँगे क्या क्या
बे पर की उड़ायेंगे क्या क्या
लोग बातें बनाएँगे क्या क्या
बे पर की उड़ायेंगे क्या क्या
हमें तक के ना यूं
ठंडी आहें भरो
हमें तक के ना यूं
ठंडी आहें भरो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ

हमने माना के हम हैं तुम्हारे
फिर भी अच्छे नहीं ये इशारे
हमने माना के हम हैं तुम्हारे
फिर भी अच्छे नहीं ये इशारे
बैरी दुनिया की नज़रों से कुछ तो डरो
बैरी दुनिया की नज़रों से कुछ तो डरो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ

प्यार करना तो क्या जग से डरना
बात कहना तो फिर क्या मुकरना
प्यार करना तो क्या जग से डरना
बात कहना तो फिर क्या मुकरना
जो भी करना है दुनिया में खुल के करो
जो भी करना है दुनिया में खुल के करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
आते जाते ना यूं
हमें छेड़ा करो
तुम्हें कैसे कहूँ
ओ जी ओ ओ ओ


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 : 3608 Post No. : 14392

This is one of the subjects that I longed to share. And since the subject is totally different from normal Hindi movie story topics viz. love stories, lost and found, family drama etc. I had to find relevant songs which would be either directly relevant to the subject or at least those which can easily convey the message that I intend to put in my write up/s. Though the first song that I selected came easily and that too during a real life experience when I was thinking of this topic. However the first song in this series is not that one but another song which I came across later when I was still working on the write up.

It has been almost more than three and half years now when I thought about writing on this subject i.e. ‘road-traffic’ in our country. Or putting it differently, ‘how we Indians actually are when we are on road. . .’ or more precisely it’s about our ‘civic sense on the roads’.

Over the years in this journey of my life, I have got this opportunity to travel to many places in India because of my job postings and have got to observe and learn a lot about how we, the people of India are actually when we are on the road and how we are when we are travelling in various modes of road transport.

When I start writing on the subject and gather all that I wish to write, the final article became too long, so I decided to split it in smaller articles (as rightly guided by one of our beloved seniors) and thus present the subject under a mini-series. But that will also require relevant songs from Hindi movies and though at that time I had only one or two in mind, over this period I marked one more which will fit with this subject.

I am herewith taking on this new mini series and presenting this first post on our blog – ‘Beta Sambhal Ke Chalnaa’.

Before moving on to the main article let me mention here that personally I believe there always is space for improvement in every sphere of life, and while we should move positively on every aspect, we should also assess our shortcomings time to time and these ‘shortcomings’ should not be treated as a ‘negativity’. Instead they should be taken as subjects of introspection and they should be our future plans to improve in positive direction with innovations and targeting an overall development and improvement in ‘standard of living’ and ‘quality of life’.

This post is actually about my thoughts which I was going through when the discussions for ‘smart cities’ were in the news then. I refer to an experience from around November-December 2014. At that time I was in Kachchh (Gujarat). My daily commute to work was 2×60 kms on public transport (ST bus) mainly. As it took almost an hour and half to reach my stations both ends I was getting enough time to read something, or take a nap sometime in addition to the music being played in the bus.

Travelling through the roads I was always thinking of how the roads in the developed countries must be like and what road conditions and road transport and ‘traffic discipline’ they must be maintaining and following there. What is the situation in cities of other countries? Or how the other smart cities in the world are like?

As an optimist I began to imagine how our country would be after the initiative of the ‘smart cities’. How it would be affecting our daily routine life and our public transport, specifically would it change our ‘Roads’ (the word ‘Road’ here has many connotations)? What will actually change when the cities go smart? And most importantly will it be helpful to save the precious lives lost on the ‘Indian Roads’ every year due to accidents? Will it be helpful to prevent ‘human potential’ losses of the nation or will it save the lives of young promising and aspiring youths who lose their precious lives only because of the sheer negligence and carelessness, their own, as well as of others?

In and around the town I was living there, road-accidents were a regular occurrence; there was not a single day when the newspaper was without the reporting of an accident. Many aspiring youngsters, senior citizens, children lost their life in fatal road accidents. The industrialization there was followed by increase in cargo movements and so heavy trailers and containers were a regular part of traffic.

And so, sometimes the tipping over of huge containers on turnings was also a daily feature. I wondered how the licenses were given to young inexperienced drivers, who drove the big containers? Was there any assessment of the ‘maturity content’ of a person issuing licenses?  Certainly a young guy of an age of 18-20 would not have the expertise and experience of a driver of an older age.

During that period, I used to regularly tweet about the accidents there and precious lives lost on the road. In my case while I would criticize the bad practices, I do also always appreciate whenever there is an improvement or efforts initiated in positive directions, may be at a smaller scale. There is always a space for improvement, we have to find it. . .

So among this ‘criticism’ of the ‘system’ by me, there was one incident that had an indication of ‘good sense prevailing’ and a sign of ‘improvement’ happening, which I think I must note here.

One evening as I was on my return journey from office, there happened to be an accident on the road and it took place just a few minutes before when I was passing by from that place. A trailer carrying a container had toppled over and its driver was injured. Fortunately no other vehicle or person was around it and coming from either side so there was no major mishap or fatality.  But still the driver had broken his leg and trapped inside the cabin. People rushed to rescue the driver.

While I and my friend rushed towards the injured to help, somebody guided me to make a call to the emergency services on 108. A little hesitant at first, I made call on this number and soon I started receiving calls from SHQ & DHQ asking about the exact location of the accident and as they keep tracking with me, exactly at the 13th minute from the call was made, an ambulance was standing at the accident site, ready to provide medical aid to the injured.

I can never forget this. Though the town was not far away from the accident site, still the action taken by the authorities was commendable and I was very happy.

On the other day when I was travelling back to home, it was already around nine in the evening by then, and I was dreaming about the ‘Smart City’ and the roads this city would have. As the bus entered the town, on the main road of the town there were cattle on the road sitting and relaxing, without bothering about this world. The driver of our bus was working hard to find the way and blowing the horn continuously and driving the bus in a zigzag fashion and songs were already playing on the music system in the bus. . .  That song we shall enjoy in next post of this series 🙂

At work places, to ensure ‘safety’ we do have safety and cautionary slogans prominently displayed in the area to educate and disciplined the work force. The song that I present today, does have this ‘cautionary message’ but going further its other lines are like a ‘threat’. 🙂

I present this ‘soft and mild warning’ song which says ‘beta sambhal ke chalna’. . ., to start with a ‘smart message’. 🙂

It seems that the video of this song is not available, so I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this song and this movie ‘Mr John -1959’

‘Mr John’ (1959) was directed by Inder for NK Productions, Bombay. It was produced by Nigam. It had Shyama, Johny Walker, Helen, Lalita Pawar, Iftikhar, Krishnakumari, Mumtaz, Tuntun, Mohan Choti, Kamal Mohan, Sampson, Uma Dutt, Ravi, Champak Lala, Rashid, Daraz, Wahid, Genius, Tiwari, Ramlal, Anil, Singh, Jani, Gaus, Tarun Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Ajit, B Fazal Kareem, Mukhtar, and Pt Baijnath.

The film has seven songs penned by Jan Nisar Akhtar and composed by N.Datta. Two songs of this film are already posted on the blog. Today’s song is sung by Mohd Rafi.

 


Song – Beta Sambhal Ke Chalna (Mr John) (1959) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Jaan Nisar Akhtar, MD – N Dutta

Lyrics

beta sambhal ke chalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna

paidal jo phirnaa hai
kismat mein bhaiyaa
seene pe chalta hai
motor ka pahiyaa
paidal jo phirnaa hai
kismat mein bhaiyaa
seene pe chalta hai
motor ka pahiyaa
dil ko pade kuchalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
aha aa
beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna aa

naqli ye chehre hain
inpe na jaanaa
powder hi powder hai
dhokha na khaana
haan
samjhe bhaai
naqli ye chehre hain
inpe na jaanaa
powder hi powder hai
dhokha na khaana
in pe na dil badalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
o beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna aa

chaandi ke taaron mein
jakde na jaana
paise ki laalach mein
pakde na jaana aa aa
chaandi ke taaron mein
jakde na jaana
paise ki laalach mein
pakde na jaana
reh jaayega machalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
o beta sambhal ke chalna
zyaada nahin uchhalna
rasta bahot hain chikna
dhire se bach nikalna
beta sambhal ke chalna
haan
beta sambhal ke chalna

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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बेटा संभल के चलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
बेटा संभल के चलना

पैदल जो फिरना है
किस्मत में भैय्या
सीने पे चलता है
मोटर का पहिया
पैदल जो फिरना है
किस्मत में भैय्या
सीने पे चलता है
मोटर का पहिया
दिल को पड़े कुचलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
अहा आ
बेटा संभल के चलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
बेटा संभल के चलना आ
नकली ये चेहरे हैं
इनपे न जाना
पौडर ही पौडर हैं
धोखा न खाना
हाँ
समझे भाई
नकली ये चेहरे हैं
इनपे न जाना
पौडर ही पौडर हैं
धोखा न खाना
इनपे न दिल बदलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ओ बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
बेटा संभल के चलना आ

चांदी के तारों में
जकड़े न जाना
पैसे की लालच में
पकडे न जाना आ आ
चांदी के तारों में
जकड़े न जाना
पैसे की लालच में
पकडे न जाना
रह जाएगा मचलना
बेटा संभल के चलना
ओ बेटा संभल के चलना
ज्यादा नहीं उछलना
रस्ता बहोत है चिकना
धीरे से बच निकलना
हाँ
बेटा संभल के चलना


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