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Archive for the ‘Songs of 1960’ Category


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“Durga Maata”(1960) was produced and directed by B S Ranga for Vikram Productions, Madras. The movie had Rajkumar (south), Sowcar Janaki, Sandhya, Nagan, Narsomharaju, Bhatt etc in it. It appears to me that this movie was a remake/ dubbed version of a Sputh Indian movie where songs were created afresh for the Hindi version.

The movie had ten songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Durga Maata”(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by S Janaki, by now a legendary playback singer of South Indian movies (different from the actress Janaki in the movie). Lyrics are by S R Saaz. Music is composed by G R Venkatesh.

HFGK mentions this song as sung by S Janaki and chorus, though I cannot detect any chorus in the song.

Ony the audio of this song is available. My guess is that this song was picturised on Sowcar Janaki. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, “Durga Maata”(1960) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Nainan se laagi jhadi…Chain mera lootaa more raaja sun zara (Durga Maata)(1960) Singer-S Janaki, Lyrics-S R Saaz, MD-G K Venkatesh

Lyrics

aaa
aa aa aa aa
aaa aa aa
aaa aa aa
aa aa

nainan se laagi jhadi
laagi man mein aag
rah kar paas tum door ho
hamra ye durbhaagya

chain mera loota more raaja sun zara
chain mera loota more raaja sun zara
hai kitna bewafa tu chhaliya saajna aa
chain mera loota more raaja sun zara
hai kitna bewafa tu chhaliya saajna aa
chain mera loota more raaja sun zara

thhukra de sajan ya apna le
teri rahoongi ee
thhukra de saajan ya apna le
teri rahoongi
jal jal ke raakh hoongi
kuchh bhi main na kahungi
jal jal ke raakh hoongi
kuchh bhi main na kahoongi
ye haath jod sainyaa tere main painya padoongi
ye haath jod sainyya tere main painya padoongi
nithhuraayi tyaag re
anyaayi zaalima
chain mera loota more raaja sun zara
hai kitna bewafa tu chhaliya saajna aa
chain mera loota more raaja sun zara

main apne sapnon ko
bhool ke sakhiyon ko
tere dwaar par aayi hoon
pyaar ki kaliyon ki maala piro ke
saajan tihaare liye laayi hoon
main apne sapno ko
bhool ke sakhiyon ko
tere dwaar par aayi hoon
pyar ki kaliyon ki maala piro ke
saajan tihaare liye laayi hoon
baali umar mora
komal manwa
tadpe
man phadke
main to haar gayi samjha ke ise
ye na samhje
tan man se ho gayi teri re
main apne sapnon ko
bhool ke sakhiyon ko
tere dwaar par aayi hoon
pyaar ki kaliyon ki maala piro ke
saajan tihaare liye laayi hoon

jogan ban gayi hoon tere liye ae ae ae
piya mohse hathhdharmi kariyo na aa aa aa
suno ji
mere pyaar ki shakti ho rasiya
parwat ka bhi shish niwa degi
suno ji mere pyaar ki shakti
o rasiya
parwat ka bhi sheesh niwa degi
teri jeewan daasi dekh le ab
tujhe ik din apna bana legi
suno ji

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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 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.

Today’s song is from the film Captain India-1960. Not only this film is making a Debut on the Blog, but its Music Director- Hemant Kedar- too is making his Debut here. It is a rare occasion these days that a music Director makes his Debut in the blog, because we have covered so many MDs already ( at my last count, we have covered 462 MDs on this Blog). However, there are still a large number of MDs whom we have yet to listen. From 1931 to till today, as per a rough estimate, there could be almost 500 to 700 Music Directors.

Of these, MDs who gave music in less than 5 films could be about 50 to 100, those who composed for 5 to 15 films may be 100, from 15 films to 50 films may be about 150, from 50 to 100 films will be around 100, from 100 to 200 films may be another 50, more than 200 films may be about 50 or so. Add to this one film wonder MDs- almost 200.

These are simply wild guesses, without any solid base. Well known Music Directors who have given music in many films are a large group and Music lovers are conversant with their names. What is of interest to a student of HFM is those Music Directors who have given music in less than 5 films and One Film Wonders( like Pt. Amarnath Chawla of Garm Coat-55, for example).

Have you ever heard the name of a composer called HEMANT KEDAR ? No, it is not a pair like Shankar Jaikishan, Kalyanji Anandji or Laxmikant Pyarelal .It is a misleading one name( like another such single name Shyamji Ghanashyam ji, for example). OK, did you ever know about R.K.Shinde or Ram Shinde ? I am sure , most of the readers may not have heard these names. These are the names of Ramkrishna Shinde. This reminds me of composer Snehal Bhatkar who used 5 different names as composer.

The composer of today’s film Captain India-60, Ramkrishna Shinde was a multi talented composer, who could not shine, though he had talents. Further he started his career at a time when India’s big composers like C.Ramchandra,Naushad, Husnlal-Bhagatram, Shanker-Jaikishen etc were in their best performing period and had hogged almost all the major production houses as their Patrons. In this flood of Musical Tsunami, smaller composers remained smaller due to non availability of exposure and good banners, waning into oblivion ! Those who had talents plus good luck survived, but composers with talents without Luck were soon forgotten.

Ramkrishna Shinde was born on 19-4-1918 in Malvan area of Maharashtra Coastal Belt. He was eldest amongst 2 brothers and 2 sisters When he was 9 yr. old, his father died and the faily was shifted to Bombay, by aunt and uncle. His interest in music was unusual. He took training in vocals fro Pt.Sitaram and learnt Sitar from Pt. Madhav rao. For survival, he took up a job in Dawn Mills. In 1944, he got married. Same time, he met Dancer Parvati kumar and Tabla player Ramakant. He soon left the job and started giving music to Marathi stage plays. He was a very popular composer.

His first Hindi film as a composer was Manager-47, followed by Kiski Jeet-48 and then Bihari-48, with Naresh Bhattacharya. Not getting films anymore,he turned to giving music to Dance Ballets. He became so famous in that, that 27 of his ballets went abroad with his music. He was called by Amiya Chakrawarty for giving Dance Music in Usha kiran’s film Gauna-50.

he returned to Hindi films again. This time as Hemant kedar. Reason for this name- his favourite Raagaas were hemant and Kedar. He gave music to

Khaufnak Jungle-55
Police Station-59 and
Captain India-60.

Hemant Kedar ( Like Daan singh and Jaidev) must be one whose unreleased films numbered many or more than than his released films. Some of his Unreleased films were

1. Hamari kahani
2. Avinash
3. Sati mahananda
4. Jannat ki Hoor
5. Peeli kothi
6. Paataal Devta ( This was the film in which actress Mumtaz had Debuted, but this movie was not released)

Hemant Kedar gave music in two Marathi films. Side by side, he did 5-6 programmes on All India Radio. After the advent of Television, he started giving music in TV Ballets and was in great demand for such programmes. He did about 15 Ballets on TV. He became ill and expired on 14-11-1985, leaving behind his wife and two daughters. Luckily, his wife had a good job. (Thanks to http://www.beetehuedin.blogspot.com for this information.)

Film Captain India-60 was produced by Rajaram Saqi and directed by C.Kant. It was a stunt film featuring Kamran, Krishnakumari and others. There were 5 songs, all written by the Producer himself-Rajaram Saqi. Kamran Khan Rizvi was a regular Stunt Hero and I used to enjoy his films. He started his film career with Baghi Sipahi-36, a film made by East India Film Co, Calcutta. A.R.Kardar was its Director. Later on Kamran came to Bombay, along with kardar, who was his Patron for quite some time.

Hero Kamran and Heroine Nazi was a popular combination of 12 stunt films, those days. Kamran worked in 52 films. In 1963, film Bachpan was being directed by Nazar Ahmed. He had some disputes with the Producer and he left the film midway. The Debutant Hero Salim ( father of actor Salman Khan) and Debutant Heroine Menaka ( sister of Daisy and Honey Irani…all daughters of Mrs. P.N. Irani, a greedy mother, who spoiled the childhood of her children for money) were in trouble. Kamran stepped in and completed the film by directing the balance part, without taking any money. During this period, he fell in love with menaka and they got married. Her film career ended there only. They had one son and one daughter ( Actor, compere, Director Sajid Khan and famous Choreographer and Director Farah khan).

Kamran stopped getting Hero’s roles, as stunt films were not being made to that extent in the 70s and later period. He decided to become producer and Director. This proved to be his nemesis. He failed miserably, lost everything and became an alcoholic. He divorced Menaka, who worked as a Housekeeper in a 5 star hotel (Hotel Sea Rock) and he lived in his big flat in Versova with 2 children but no money. He died in 1985.

Kamran directed 11 films from Panch Ratan-65 to Ban Manush-80. His last film as an actor was Nastik-83.

During the period 1950 to 1960, lot of stunt, action, and fiction films from Hollywood used to come . Among them my favourites were from Republic Serial films like “Trip to the Moon’, Hurricane’, Time machine, Superman,The 4 D man etc. There was one film “Captain Marvel”, which was my favourite and I saw it 5 times. I had thought that Captain India-60 was also like that film and went to see the film and came back hugely disappointed . The story of the film was-

Seth Mohan lal was a rich merchant in Burma. He decides to return to India, with his only daughter Krishna and settle in Roop Nagar to lead a retired life. Gangster Rajan from Rangoon comes to know that the Havel Mohan lal is to buy has some great secret hidden in it. If he can get that secret he can rue the world. So, he follows Mohanlal to India.

Meanwhile krishna meets Shekhar- a Press Reporter by job, Lover boy by habit and an all round spy as a hobby. After singing the mandatory love songs and doing exercise around Trees, they decide to marry and tell her father about their love. Rajan is very business minded and so, Mohan lal gets killed and the young couple is frightened with the existence of Ghosts etc in the Haveli.

Madhu is the moll of Rajan and she too loves Shekhar. She reveals the actual plan of Rajan and about the secret formula in the Haveli. Suddenly, Madhu gets killed in the arms of Shekhar. She is murdered by Rajan. Now he is after the lives of Krishna and Shekhar and they are on the run. With the help of the Police, Rajan is caught red handed, but he sets fire to the Haveli and the secret formula gets burnt.

All is well that ends well. After the end, audience is well and goes home cursing the film.


Song-Main padh rahi hoon tumko (Captain India)(1960) Singers-Sudha Malhotra, Talat Mehmood, Lyrics-Rajaram Saqi, MD- Hemant Kedar
Both

Lyrics

main padh rahi hoon tumko
meri kitaab tum ho
mere sawaal tum ho
mere jawaab tum ho
main padh raha hoon tumko
meri kitaab tum ho
mere sawaal tum ho
mere jawaab tum ho

main padh rahi hoon tumko

kaanon se sun raha hoon
main saaz zindagi ka
aankhon se pee raha hoon
meri sharaab tum ho

ye raat mohabbat ki
saugaat mohabbat ki
main pyaar ka samandar
phool hoon ke chaand tum ho
ho
fasle bahaar aayi
gulshan mein zinagi ke

main mad bhari mahak hoon
rangeen gulaab tum ho
main padh rahi hoon tumko
meri kitaab tum ho
mere sawaal tum ho
mere jawaab tum ho

main padh raha hoon tumko

baaqi raha na kuchh bhi
dil mein siwa tumhaare
sab kuchh luta ke hamne
paaya wo raaj tum ho

jo khwaab zindagi ke
poore huye na mere
khwaabon mein unko dekha
tabeer e khwaab tum ho
ho o
manzil wahi puraani
raahen wahi puraani
yoon lag raha hai jaise
sadiyon se saath tum ho

main padh rahi hoon tumko


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“Laalach”(1960) was produced by B C Sharma and L N Desai and directed by R D Rajput for Sagar Film Company, Bombay. The movie had Kamran, Indira, Sheila Kashmiri, Majnu, Arvind Kumar, Wazeer Mohammad Khan, Jillani, Harish, Heera Sawant, Shakeel Bano Bhopali, Dubey, Badshah Chorbazari, S Badshah, Harun, Ghulab, Kadir, Dalip, Ibrahim, Robert, Anil Kumar, Govind Dada, Aashiq, Begam etc in it.

This B grade movie had five songs in it. Here is the first song from “Laalach”(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Lyrics are by Aslam. Music is composed by S Kishan.

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

With this song, “Laalach”(1960) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Aaja aaja jiya nahin laage (Laalach)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Aslam, MD-S Kishan

Lyrics

aaja aaja
jiya nahin laage
nazaare jaage
nazaare jaage
aaja aaja
jiya nahin laage
nazaare jage
nazaare jage
aaja aaja ho ho

o o o o
o o o o
dil ki duniya meri jagmagaane lagi
yaad rah rah ke phir teri aane lagi
yaad aane lagi
muskuraane lagi
gudgudaane lagi
gudgudaane lagi
muskuraane lagi
aaja aaja
jiya nahin laage
nazaare jaage
nazaare jaage
aaja aaja
jiya nahin lage
nazaare jage
nazaare jage
aaja aaja ho ho

o o o
jeevan bhar tera aur mera balam saath ho
tere haathon mein sada mera balam haath ho
ho suhaana sama
pyaar ki baat ho
pyaar ki baat ho
aaja aaja
jiya nahin laage
nazaare jaage
nazaare jaage
aaja aaja
jiya nahin laage
nazaare jaage
nazaare jaage
aaja aaja ho ho

o o o o
o o o o
hai suhaana sama
aur tu hai kahaan
ab to kismat bhi hone lagi meharbaan
aur tu hai kahaan
aaj main bhi jawaan
aur tu bhi jawaan
aur tu bhi jawaan
aaj main bhi jawaan
aaja aaja
jiya nahin laage
nazaare jaage
nazaare jaage
aaja aaja


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“Maasoom” (1960) was directed by Satyen Bose for Bani Roop Chitra. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Sarosh Irani, Aziz, Honey Irani, Anuva Gupta, Manmohan Krishna, Mohan Choti, Chaman Puri, Bhagwan Sinha, Keshto Mukherjee, Master Nissar, Jeevankala, Gautam, Bir Sakuja etc in it.

The title of the movie was an indication that this movie contained the tale of a kid. Today, this movie is known mainly because of its iconic song viz. Naani teri morni ko mor le gaye .

This movie had six songs in it. Five songs from the movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the sixth and final song from “Maasoom” (1960) to appear in the blog. This song, the least well known song, which is rather an obscure song, is sung by Sabita Bannerji and Rafi. Raja Mehdi Ali Khan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Robin Bannerji.

Only the audio of this song is available. This song is a lighthearted song. It is a parody song sung to the tunes of some well known songs of earlier years.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this interesting song.

With this song, “Maasoom” (1960) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Tu premnagar ka saadhu chalaa kar jaadu (Maasoom)(1960) Singers-Sabita Bannerji, Rafi, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-Robin Bannerji

Lyrics

tu prem nagar ka saadhu
chalaakar jaadu
mera dil loot liya
oye mera dil loot liya
tu roop nagar ki raani
badi mastaani
mera dil loot liya
haaye mera dil loot liya

ham dekhan ko gaya thha
chalti ka naam gaadi
jab ticket na mila to ham dekh aaya anaadi

sabkuchh tumne dekha
na dekhi hunter waali
hunter waali se mister
darte hain akhkhi chaali(?)
sabkhuch hamne dekha
na dekhi hantar waali

tu prem nagar ka saadhu chalaakar jadu
mera dil loot liya
oye mera dil loot liya
tu roop nagar ki raani
badi mastani
mera dil loot liya
hoye mera dil loot liya

o tere baap ka makaan
sainyya bada aalishaan
poochhe mere abba jaan
hai kiraaya kitna
le ke poora khaandaan
aaja banke mehmaan
main na poochhoon meri jaan
toone khaaya kitna
pyaar ke sholon mein tere
main jaloonga ek din
chhod ke duniya jahannum ko chaloonga ek din
chhod ke duniya jahannum ko chaloonga ek din

tumhaare sang
tumhaare sang main bhi chaloongi piya
jaise patang peechhe dor
haan re piya
jaise patang peechhe dor

chaand chhupa aur kutte bhaunke raat ghazab ki aayi
soch samajh ke milne aana
dekh na le hamsaayi
o o
dekh na le hamsayi

oonche oonche bangle ki diwaare sainya faand ke
ji faand ke
main aaungi
tere liye taangen apni tod ke main aaungi
tere liye taangen apni tod ke
haaye haaye
aha
hurr
hoy
hoy


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“Mohabbat Ki Jeet”(1960) was produced and directed by B S Ranga for Vikram Productions, Madras. This movie had Raja Sulochana, Ranjan, Sowcar Janki, Sriram, Rajagopal etc in it. It appears from the cast that this movie may have been a remake of some South Indian movie though HFGK is silent about this fact.

The movie had eight songs in it.

Here is the first song from “Mohabbat Ki Jeet”(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Talat Mehmood and Suman Kalyanpur. Shreeram Saaz is the lyricist. Music is composed by Md Shafi.

HFGK mentions that the movie version of this song was apparently sung by Talat Mehmood and Sudha Malhotra (instead of Suman Kalyanpur). The female voice in the audio link provided in the writeup sounds like Suman Kalyanpur though the uploader mentins it as Sudha Malhotra.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

With this song, a nice “Chaayaageet” song, “Mohabbat Ki Jeet”(1960) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Kahiye suniye aao donon iqraar karen (Mohabbat Ki Jeet)(1960) Singers-Talat Mehmood, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Shreeram Saaz, MD-Md Shafi
Both

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aaha ha
aaha ha
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa

kahiye
suniye
kahiye
suniye
aao donon
ikraar karen
aao donon ikraar karen
aahaa haa
o ho ho
o ho ho
aa haa haa ha
aaa ha ha aa

aa haa haa
ho o o
o ho ho
ho o o
aahahaahaaha
aahahah
aahahahaaa

is ang ang mein(aa ha) hai tu saajan
(o ho)jyun kaliyon mein khushbu saajan
is ang ang mein hai
(aa ha) tu saajan
(o ho) jyun kaliyon mein khushbu saajan
bijli sang jaise baadal
aa haa
aankhon mein jaise kaajal
o ho
bijli sang jaise baadal
aankhon mein jaise kaajal
hum preet karen(hmm hmm hmm) hum pyaar karen
aao donon ikraar karen
kahiye
suniye
kahiye
suniye
aahaha
aaaa

aahaaha
ho o o
o ho ho
ho o o
aa ha haa aa haa ha ha
aa ha ha
aa ha ha

hawa badle (aa ha)
fiza badle(o ho)
sooraj badle
chanda badle
hawa badle

aahaa
fiza badle(o ho)
sooraj badle
chanda badle

dharti par jo hai badle
aha
aakash ki har shay badle
oho
dharti par jo hai badle
aakaash ki har shay badle
lekin hum tum(hmm hmm hmm) jo zara badle
to hamse hamaara khuda badle
kahiye
suniye
kahiye
suniye
aao mil kar ikraar karen
aao mil kar ikraar karen

aa ha ha
o ho ho
o ho ho
aa ha ha haa
aa haa haa haa


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 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.

Today’s song is from the film Basant-60. Its namesake film Basant was made in 1942 as well. But in matters of success, both films were opposite to each other. Basant-42, directed by Amiya Chakrawarty , was a successful film, having well known actors and Music Director. Basant-60 in contrast was not so much successful. It was not liked by people, though the lead actors were well known. Nutan was already acclaimed but Shammi Kapoor had yet to come to his elements which he would do with the film Junglee-61. He was still struggling with ‘ Hum sab chor hain ‘ and ‘ Tumsa nahi dekha ‘ acting styles.

Nutan and Shammi Kapor came together for the first time in the film ” Laila Majnu “-53. Basant-60 was their second film. They were yet to become comfortable with each other and it was noticeable in the film too ! Nutan was a fine, talented artiste. She did such films for sustenance. Later this pair was to do yet another film, “Laat sahib “-67, by which time they had beccome seasoned actors.

However, one feels that Nutan was not an actress suited for Shammi’s style. He was suited more for actresses like Sharmila, Asha Parekh, Saira Bano, Kalpana etc. Moreover in the 60s, Shammi Kapoor’s films did not need any story. His films had almost the same story, with few cosmetic changes here and there. Audience went to see the film for Shammi’s antics, his love scenes with New actresses every time and for its Music.

Otherwise also, 1960’s films were escapist films. There was a quantum shift from social issues, reforms, poor farmers, family feuds etc of 1950s to Love, Romance,Music and Dance. Cinema showed us what we always dreamt-Ooty, Shimla, Kashmir, Manali, Musoorie, Himalayas, Villas, Imported cars, Heroines changing clothes 10 times in a day, Heroes stunningly rich or without a job need, or worry of any kind, circling around trees, Bees kissing each other and comic respites with specialist Comedians. In the beginning of such genre of films, a few early films could not develop this technique fully, but it was perfected soon enough and then we had films like Dil deke dekho, Love in Simla,Jab pyar kisise hota hai, Ek Musafir ek haseena etc etc.

The director of this film was B.Mitra or Bibhuti Mitra. Born in 1915 at Calcutta, he joined New Thatres as an assistant in the studio after graduating. Soon he shifted to Bombay and produced two documentaris- V for Victory and Voice of Youth, both in 1941, for British Government as an effort to their war propoganda. These documentaries were shown all over India, in the Theatres.

He tried his hand at film direction. His first film ‘Angoothi’-43 was a resounding Flop. Ashok Kumar was its Hero.when Angoothi was released Ashok’s film Kismet was creating records all over India. Even then, Angoothi ran only for 3 days and it was withdrawn from theatres.

Normally, in Film Industry, an unsuccessful Director is not touched with even a barge pole, but S. Mukherjee selected him as a Director, in Filmistan.

His first film with Filmistan was Safar-46. The director of the film was Bibhuti Mitra. C.Ramchandra was the Music Director. In fact this was his first film after joining Filmistan. Mitra had a nasty habit of interfering in the Music Director’s work. C.Ramchandra did not like it. But because of Shashdhar Mukherjee, he kept quiet. Luckily, halfway through the film, Mitra left and went away to Calcutta.

In late 1950, when the work for film Shabistan started, Bibhuti Mitra came back to Filmistan to direct this movie. The MD was C.Ramchandra. As expected, Mitra started interfering in film’s music. By now, C.Ramchandra was a well known and successful composer and was in great demand from producers. This time he did not tolerate Mitra’s interference. The matter went to S. Mukherjee. Mukherjee took Mitra’s side, as he had brought him back. C.Ramchandra decided to leave Filmistan. Mukherjee was shocked and tried to dissuade CR from leaving,but CR was firm. However he promissed to mukherjee that whenever Filmistan needed him, he will come back and work. True to his word, C.Ramchandra did come back to do Anarkali-53 and Nastik-54 later on. The balance work of Shabistan was done by Madan Mohan.

Bibhuti mitra( 1-1-1915 to 14-3-1989 ), had directed about 12 films from 1941 to 1972 (including phagun-58 and Ji chahta hai-64). He became a producer with his own Mitra productions. he produced Shart-54, Phagun-58 and Basant-60. After Basant’s failure he wound up his production outfit. He directed his last film Mehmil-72, in which he acted also.

Film Basant-60 had music by O P Nayyar. This was a film of Records. One- the film had 14 songs. One duet ‘Raste mein ek haseen’ featured twice in the film, thus effectively making it 15 songs in the film. Two- in all the 14 songs, Asha Bhosle’s voice was there. Three- she had only 1 solo ( and 2 with chorus). Four- there were 10 duets of Rafi and Asha. This was the highest for both of them in any film, in their careers. There was also a triad with Asha, Rafi and Batish. Even Mughal-e-azam had 12 songs. Five- Comedian Johnny Walker had 4 songs, the highest for him as a comedian in any film where he was not the hero.

One of the reasons why Basant-60 flopped was that its story was a mixture of Safar-46 and Shabnam-49 ( both films had their origins in Hollywood films), which were the most successful films of B.Mitra.

Greta memsaab has been writing reviews of Hindi films since some years now. She has reviewed this film also. As per her review, here is an edited synopsis of film Basant-60…..

“Take the plot of It Happened One Night, sprinkle in some ingredients from An Affair To Remember, then stir in a third plot which is completely nuts, and voila! it’s Basant. Two of my favorite Hollywood films and some masala craziness for the price of one Hindi film! Sure, there are huge plot holes and it’s nonsensical at times, but what do I care—especially when the hero and heroine are my beloved Shammi Kapoor and beautiful Nutan. They are great together: his nonchalant silliness complements her feisty character perfectly.
Plus, there’s Pran! and lovely music from OP Nayyar.

Meenakshi Rai (Nutan) is the spoiled daughter of millionaire Rai Bahadur (Murad). We know that she’s a modern girl because she wears trousers and says “My foot!” a lot. She wants to marry Rajesh (Pran), a man of whom her father disapproves strongly.

Her father is escorting her to Calcutta by train to get her away from Rajesh, but she disembarks at another stop in the middle of the night as he is sleeping. Her bag is stolen on the platform by a scoundrel named Billoo (Johnny Walker) and she chases him to a nearby fairground, where she recovers her bag but discovers that her father already has the police after her.

To escape them, she takes to the stage and sings a lovely song (“Raaste Mein”) with a guy named Ashim (Shammi Kapoor). But when she returns to the train station to catch the Bombay train, it’s crawling with police and her father is there! So is Ashim, who has figured out who she is; he’s traveling to Bombay as well.

She decides to take the bus instead and sits next to Billoo—who steals all the money from her purse when she isn’t looking. For some reason never explained, Ashim is on the bus too, and sees a police roadblock ahead. He pushes Billoo aside and saves her from detection.

They enact a hilarious drama of a possessive husband and his shrewish wife, and the policeman flees to avoid getting involved. Shammi and Nutan are really fun to watch as he continues to needle her (and imitates her “My foot!” at every opportunity), and she gives it back to him as good as she gets.

To escape further notice, Meenakshi and Ashim take to the side roads. When Billoo the con man sees a poster with her photo and a Rs 50,000 reward, he starts trailing them. There is a lot of other comic side plot action with Johnny, but I won’t go into it here. He is pretty funny, though.

As Meenakshi and Ashim head towards Bombay by whatever transport they can find, they argue a lot but are getting acquainted too. She tells him that she is headstrong because her father has always been so controlling, and she is longing for a little freedom. They are so CUTE together.

Back in Bombay, Rai Bahadur just wants his daughter back, and is even willing to compromise with Rajesh.

But Ashim and Meenakshi are falling in love.

So true! When the two reach her home in Bombay, she confesses her feelings to Ashim. He tells her to meet him after one month apart, as a test to make sure their love is true. This seemed like a bad idea in An Affair To Remember, and it seems like a bad idea now, but she happily agrees.

Unfortunately, Rajesh is waiting in the wings, and he needs her money. On Meenakshi’s birthday—which Ashim attends in disguise—Rai Bahadur announces her engagement to Rajesh, as promised. Ashim is furious and confronts her, but she reassures him that she loves him. Rajesh overhears them, and sends his thugs to kill Ashim when he goes on a trip to deliver a valuable necklace in this place (our lunatic third plot development):

On the night when they are to meet, Meenakshi has a car accident and is paralyzed from her waist down. Rai Bahadur dies of a heart attack when he hears the news. When she recovers enough to leave the hospital in a wheelchair, Rajesh tells her that Ashim is dead too.

Poor Meenakshi is bereft. Is Ashim really dead? If not, where is he? Did he show up for their rendezvous and think her absence meant she had decided to marry Rajesh? Will she marry Rajesh? Will she ever walk again?

Oh, the drama! The tears! The beauty of Shammi! ”

Thank you Greta Memsaab. ( Do you find traces of ‘Chori- Chori’ and ‘Dil hai ki manata hi nahin ‘-91 in this film too ? )

Let us now enjoy one of the funny duets, filmed on Johnny Walker in the film Basant-60.


Song-Duniya pakki four twenty(Basant)(1960) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

duniya pakki four twenty
duniya pakki four twenty
maar maar ke
are maar mar ke chappal
meri kardi chaplam chanty
duniya four twenty
duniya pakki four twenty

aashiq ki hai reet niraali
bin tabley ke kare qawwaqli
akal ka andha gaanthh ka poora
dil mein mohabbat pocket khaali

jimijimijimijimi
jahaan bhi dekhe koi haseena
wahin baja di ghanty
duniya four twenty

duniya pakki four twenty

chhokariyaan baanki mastaani
sab hai paise ki diwani
inko chaahiye mota bakra
motor saadi surmedaani
jaha bhi tagda engine dekha
karti thamtham thanti
duniya four twenty
duniya pakki four twenty

waah re teri mohabbat ka
len den ke sar par haath
haan tu agar hai chalte purje
mister hum bhi hain chaalaak

aha
bhookhe pet mohabbat kaisi
chhodo tantam tanti
duniya four twenty

duniya pakki four twenty

biwi bachche bahan aur bhaai
sab hain matlab ke shaidaayi
jeb garam to yaara hazaro
kadki ho to kaun ho bhai
haan
biwi bache bahan aur bhai
sab hai matlab ke shaidayi
jeb garam to yara hazaro
kadki ho to kaun ho bhai
ik din inko maal na do to phir
dekho phantam ??
duniya four twenty
duniya pakki four twenty
hahah
hahahwah
duniya pakki four twenty
maar maar ke
haa haha
maar maar ke chappal meri
kar di chaplam ??
duniya four twenty
duniya pakki four twenty


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It was a few days back that I received an unusual e mail from Sudhir Ji

Requesting that you may please slow down on the posts. I am trying to pull together an upcoming anniversary, against the some artist stats. So I request that you may please limit your postings to two posts for the next 5 to 6 days. I will also try to post at least one song, or maybe two, to keep the pace at 3 to 4 posts per day.

If feasible, please send me the tags information for the songs to be posted, a day in advance. I just want to ensure that the anniversary I am targeting and the stats I am trying to reach, coincide when required.

So accordingly I slowed down to two posts per day, one post being a “debutant” movie post and another post being “YIPPEE” post. But I found that Sudhir Ji himself would not be posting the promised one or two posts for the day.
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“Maasoom” (1960) was directed by Satyen Bose for Bani Roop Chitra. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Sarosh Irani, Aziz, Honey Irani, Anuva Gupta, Manmohan Krishna, Mohan Choti, Chaman Puri, Bhagwan Sinha, Keshto Mukherjee, Master Nissar, Jeevankala, Gautam, Bir Sakuja etc in it.
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“Kaala Aadmi”(1960) was produced and directed by Ved-Madan for Natraj Productions, Bombay. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Shyama, Mehmood, Johny Walker, Sheila Vaz, Minu Mumtaz, Raj Mehra, Amar, Baij Sharma, Neelofar, Brahm Dutt, Rammohan etc in it.
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“Diler Haseena”(1960) was produced by Mohan Lal and directed by Pradeep Nayyar for Bhagwati Productions, Bombay. The movie had Manju, Amarnath, Bhagwan, Shashimala, Narula, Fazal, Nazir Kashmiri, Kathana, Meena, Vrinda, Harun, Daleep, Qadir, Badshah, Maulana, Gulab etc in it.
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