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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.

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Today’s song is from the film Choron ki Baraat-1960. This is a very rare song from a film, which is making its Debut on the Blog with this song. There was another film having the same title ,in 1980 also. 26 film titles started with the word Chor…, from 1931 to 2012.

produced by Charanjeet, under the banner of K Pictures, Bombay, the film was directed by Pradeep nayyar and the Music Director was Manohar (Arora), whose assistants for this film were Sonik-Omi, who themselves became a reasonably successful MD pair with the film ” Dil ne phir yaad kiya”-1966. The cast of the film was Amarnath (Bharadwaj), Nazi, Shaikh, Nemo, Shakeela Bano Bhopali, Gulab, Jeevankala, Ram Mohan and many others.

Film Choron ki barat-60 was a story about a hidden treasure and different people who are after getting it and how they try to outsmart others. It is a strange coincidence that in this film, there are artistes who, in their real life, were fit to be in a Choron ki baraat. What I mean to say is that, one Lyricist and one singer from this film cheated the film industry, the audience and the common people by hiding certain facts. Not only these two, but some other famous actors, actresses, singers etc, have hidden their career matters from others – mind you, not inadvertently but intentionally ! I am providing details of some such cases here for your information.

There were 5 Lyricists for 6 songs of this film. One of them was “Gulzar Deenvi”, who was known as ‘ Gulzar’ – the famous poet, director , singer and actor in later days. One of the singers of this film was Mahendra Kapoor. These two are the culprits, who tried to hide and cheat everyone in not admitting honestly how they entered the filmline. Now read this –

Gulzar’s first song was not from Bandini – 63, as is always claimed by him, in every interview. He has written lyrics in films Choron ki Baraat-60, Diler Haseena-60 and Shriman Satyawadi-60. He wrote these songs as Gulzar Deenvi. But he also wrote lyrics in the film Kabuliwala-61 and Prempatra-62 in the name of Gulzar. Even then he claims Bandini-63 as his first film- which is wrong. There is enough proof that Gulzar Deenvi and Gulzar is the same person.

Born January 9, 1934, in Amritsar, Mahendra Kapoor spent the majority of his childhood in Mumbai, where he claimed top honors in the All-India Murphy-Metro Singing competition – 57, for Newcomers. His victory captured the attention of filmmaker Raja Nawathe, who used him in 1958’s Sohni Mahiwal. This also caused a controversy, because the contest was for new comers and Mahendra Kapoor had already sung songs in several films like Madmast-53, Madhur milan-55 Lalkar-56 and Heer-56 and also his first solo song in film Diwali ki raat-56. Later on he gave some lame excuse that he had not got any payment for that song etc etc.

Mala Sinha came from Calcutta to make a career in Bombay films. In Calcutta she worked in a Bilingual film ‘Chitrangadha-54’ in Bangla and Hindi. In 54 again,she did her first film in Bombay, Badshah-54, then came Hamlet-54, Riyasat-55 and Ekadashi-55. In all her interviews, Mala Sinha always quoted “Rangeen Raten”-56 with Shammi Kapoor as her first film in Bombay. She was ashamed of revealing that in film Riyasat-55, her Hero was Mahipal and in film Ekadashi the Hero was Trilok Kapoor. She always hid this fact. There are many Heroines who want to hide their struggling days. For example,in film “Professor”-62 Shammi Kapoor’s Heroine was Kalpana. Though touted as her first film,her first film was Pyar ki Jeet-62, opposite Mahipal- a fact which Kalpana always hid from everyone.

Similarly, A grade Heroine Meena Kumari also had done several Mythological and costume films before Baiju Bawra took her high up and above other Heroines. Filmslike Veer Ghatotkach-49, Shri Ganesh Mahima-50, Laxmi Narayan-51, Hanuman Paataal vijay-51 and Alladin aur Jadui Chirag-52 had Mahipal as her Hero. In her later years,she always hid her earlier film Heroes. Even comedian Johnny Walker,who is supposed to have made a beginning with Baazi-51, had earlier worked in “The last message or Aakhri paigham”-49. A C grade film. However this fact is not told by anyone.

Not only actors,but even singers do this. They hesitate to say that they first sang for C grade films. Take the case of Sudha Malhotra, who used to declare Arzoo-50 as her first film, under Anil Biswas,but she never told that earlier she had sung 3 songs in film Aakhri paigham-49, under the baton of Abid Hussein Khan, a less known composer.

It is very unfortunate that once the artiste becomes famous, he tends to forget his humble beginning with a less known film or a composer. This is because they are ashamed of it. Shri Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji,famous collector and a film Historian,rues that they do so. He feels the blame also goes to people who take their interview,because the interview taker does not do proper homework. Many times they do not know anything and simply listen to whatever is told by the artiste.

One of the names in the cast of this film is NEMO. Hardly any reader would remember this name, but he was a major actor in the Hindi films of New Theatres, Calcutta and some films of Raj Kapoor in Bombay. Incidentally, the film Choron ki Baraat-1960 was his last film in which he had acted, though in a small role. The film was released just 10 days after Nemo died in Bombay. Here is his Bio-data….

Mirza Muhammad Begg was born on 27th december 1903 at Calcutta. He passed his Senior Cambridge. One day he, along with some friends, visited New Theatres to see a film shooting. Mirza Muhammad Begg merely wanted to watch the shooting of ‘Yahoodi Ki Larki’ (1933) but, as luck would have it, his visit to the New Theatres studio in Calcutta led to a small role in the same film. The part was that of a Roman king and little did Begg know back then that he’d soon be turning to Latin to fish out a lasting identity.

A year later, he was invited by New Theatres’ founder B.N. Sircar to work as the production manager of ‘Karwan-e-Hayat’ (1935) and another chance role beckoned. A female actor who was supposed to play an old witch in the film failed to turn up for the shooting and Begg volunteered for the part. The make-up department stepped up to the challenge and Begg, unrecognisable in the get-up, did the job (and always considered it his best effort). What happened next is even more interesting. Once the film was ready, the makers felt apprehensive about revealing to the public that a man had played the witch’s role. Begg came up with a solution – a gender-ambiguous screen name for himself. And in a delightfully wacky move, he picked a name that means ‘nobody/nothing’ in Latin – ‘Nemo’.

The name stuck on and this was the beginning of Nemo’s steadfast association with New Theatres – one that resulted in a string of features like ‘Karodpati’, ‘Dushman’, ‘Doctor’ and ‘Zindagi’. He was Vidushak, the royal jester, in ‘Vidyapati’, a rigid but caring father in ‘Jawani Ki Reet’ and the devoted caretaker Dharamdas in P.C. Barua’s ‘Devdas’. These diverse characters earned him appreciation from audiences and critics alike. Further, the story of the Saigal hit ‘The President’ (1937) was based on his idea and he was duly credited for the same. Alongside his work in films, he also edited and published ‘Akkas’ – a very popular Urdu (and later, Urdu-English bilingual) film magazine in those days. Its surviving copies now serve as an important archive of the early talkies. His last film with New Theatres was Kashinath. When Calcutta was bombed by Japan in late 1942, Nemo migrated with his family to his ancestral hometown, Lucknow. He later went over to Bombay for a short while to work in Mazhar Khan’s ‘Pehli Nazar’ (1945), and then returned to Lucknow to settle into a life far removed from the studio lights.

In the middle of it all lies an extraordinary fact – at the time he entered the movies, M.M. Begg was a national billiards champion! He won the inaugural Indian Open Billiards Championship in 1931 and never left the game thereon, despite a busy and flourishing film career. He won the trophy again in 1937, and between the 2 wins, he was the runner-up thrice. Not to mention, he represented the country at international tournaments and also headed various administrative organisations related to the game. His contributions towards establishing and popularising billiards and snooker in India are widely mentioned, and always in glowing terms. He was also obsessed with Racing.

It was nearly a decade after ‘Pehli Nazar’ that Raj Kapoor managed to pull Nemo out of his sabbatical for 2 memorable final acts in ‘Shree 420’ and ‘Jagte Raho’. In both, Nemo played similar roles of manipulative, corrupt seths who hide their sinister designs behind a facade of respectability. If he was jittery about facing the camera after a long gap, it doesn’t show (unless Seth Sonachand’s trembling chin is not a mannerism ). He was particularly effective in ‘Shree 420’, where he puts on the most evil smile possible and hisses to Raj Kapoor, “Aap se mulaqaat ho gayi, is mein fayda hi fayda hai.” He also did 3 more films- Raja Vikram-57 and Nag Champa-58 and Choron ki Baraat-60.

Nemo worked for 19 films of New Theatres and 6 others, totalling 25 films in all. His Filmography – Yahudi ki ladki-33, Karwaan E Hayat-35, Devdas-35, Karodpati-36, Manzil-36, Vidyapati-37, Anath Ashram-37, President-37, Dushman-38, Dharati Mata-38, Abhagin-38, Jawani ki reet-39, Badi Didi-39, Zindagi-40, Haar Jeet-40, Doctor-40, Aandhi-40, Lagan-41, Saugandh-42, Paheli Nazar-45, Shri 420-55, Jaagte Raho-56, Raja Vikram-57, Nag Champa-58 and Choron ki Barat-1960

It is believed that he died in Bombay on 18-8-1960. Cinema, publishing, sports – Mirza Muhammad Begg distinguished himself in everything he touched. And chose to call himself NEMO – a nobody. ( based on information from Filmdom-1946, HFGK, muVyz and an article by Yasir Abbasi ji, with thanks.)

Today’s song is a duet sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Mahendra Kapoor.


Song-Le maar haath pe haath (Choron Ki Baaraat)(1960) Singers-Mahendra Kapoor, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Naqsh Llayalpuri, MD-Manohar Arora
Female chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics

Le maar haath pe haath
goriye kar le pakki baat
faislaa ho jaaye
jaa jaa
faisla ho jaaye
arre pade zor ke saath
jo tere munh per ulta haathh
faisla ho jaaye

Allah jee
faisla ho jaaye
balle balle heeriye
oy balle balle Raanjhna

Dil ka sauda dil se kar ke
dekh zara mutiyaare
hoy dil ka sauda dil se kar ke
dekh zara mutiyaare
hoy dekh zara mutiyaare
jaa jaa re jaa tu
aur kisi ko dena aise laare
ho aise laare

tu kehna mera maan
ke hoga tera ye ehsaan
faisla ho jaaye
abhi
faisla ho jaaye
le maar haathh pe haathh
ha a a

kaathh ke ulloo itna keh de
kya hai tera iraada
kaathh ke ulloo itna keh de
kya hai tera iraada
hoy kya hai tera iraada

arre laakh buri hai soorat
lekin dil ka hoon shehzaada
main hoon shehzaada
arre kya hai tera zor
agar main abhi machaa doon shor
faisla ho jaaye

haaye Billo
faisla ho jaaye
arre pade zor ke saath

balle balle heeriye
o balle balle Ranjhna

bhola bhaala mukhdaa
us per gusse ki ye laali
hoy bhola bhaala mukhdaa
us per gusse ki ye laali
hoy gusse ki ye laali
arre chhod chhod chunri ka palla
warna doongi gaali
ho doongi gaali

yoon nakhron se na maar
tu karle deewaane se pyaar
faisla ho jaaye
jaa jaa
faisla ho jaaye
le maar haathh pe haath
ha ha

mera peechha chhod ke
apna kar le koi thhikaana
mera peechha chhod ke
apna kar le koi thhikaana
hoy kar le koi thhikaana

arre saaya ban kar saath rahega
tera ye deewaana
ho ye deewaana
hatt yoon na mujhko ghoor
teri nazron se ho jaadoo
faisla ho jaaye

haaye guddo
faisla ho jaaye


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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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5296 Post No. : 17343

#the Decade of Fiftees – 1951 – 1960 #
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Today’s song is from the ‘1960’ movie ‘Kalpanaa’.

Music for this movie was composed by O.P. Nayyar. Yesterday 16th January was O.P. Nayyar’s ninety-seventh birth anniversary. As a belated tribute to him we are presenting a song composed by him.

O.P. was born on 16th January’1926, and he passed away on 28th January’2007.

He was one the greatest music directors of the golden era of Hindi Cinema. He has given us timeless, unforgettable music to cherish forever.

Today we are presenting a song from the movie “Kalpanaa-1960”. It was directed by Rakhan for ‘Ashok Pictures Pvt. Ltd.’

It was produced by Ashok Kumar and Ganesh.

This movie had Ashok Kumar, Padmini, Ragini, S Nazir, Sunder, Balam, Pachhi, Achala Sachdev, Sarita Devi, Baby Farida, Rani Kumar, Harbans, Amrit, Khatana, Iftekhar, Brahm Bhardwaj, Keshav, Ibne Hasan, Shakil Nomani and others in it.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 01.08.1960.

“Kalpanaa” has ten songs composed by O.P. Nayyar. Four lyricist viz. Raja Mehndi Ali Khan, Qamar Jalalabadi, Hasrat Jaipuri and Janisar Akhtar wrote the lyrics of the songs in this movie.

So far, five songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. Today’s song is the sixth song of this movie being presented on the blog.

The song is written by Raja Mehndi Ali Khan.

Lyrics for this song have been sent by Prakashchandra.

The song is a stage-song-dance in a program where Padmini is performing on the song in front of spectators. On the other side we can see Baby Farida and Ashok Kumar in a scene on the screen.

Let us now listen to today’s song …

Audio

Video

Song-Aana aana atariya pe aana (Kalpana)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aana aanaa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
o babu re ae ae ae ae
ae ae ae ae ae

aana aanaa aa aa aa
aa aa
aana aana atariyaa pe aana aa
aana aana atariyaa pe aana
dekh le chaahe saaraa zamaana
hoye aaana aaana atariyaa pe aana aa
dekh le chaahe saaraa zamaana
ho o o o ho o o ho o

pyaar laayi nazar mein chhupaake ae
pyaar laayi nazar mein chhupaake
dekh le ik nazar muskuraa ke
ho dekh le ik nazar muskuraa ke
meri aankhon se jhaanke hai pyaar baar baar
aana aana aa aa
aana aana atariyaa pe aana aa aa
dekh le chaahe saaraa zamaana
aana aana atariyaa pe aana
dekh le chaahe saaraa zamaana
ho o o o ho o o ho o o

main kahin hoon meraa dil kahin hai ae ae
main kahin hoon meraa dil kahin hai
meraa dil mere bas mein nahin hai
ho meraa dil mere bas mein nahin hai
chheen letaa hai koyi qaraar baar baar
aana aana aa aa
aana aanaa atariyaa pe aana aa
dekh le chaahe saaraa zamaana
aana aana atariyaa pe aana aa
dekh le chaahe saaraa zamaana

(Whistling sounds)


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5288 Post No. : 17321

This new year 2023 has seen lots and lots of debutant movies being introduced to the blog. as many as seven movies made their debuts in the blog in this new year. One of the movies had just one song in it. So its debut coincided with its getting YIPPEED as well. We did not have a “proper” YIPpying of the movie so far.

To make up for that, here is the first “proper” Yippying occasion in the blog in 2023. The movie getting YIPPEED is “Basant”(1960).

“Basant”(1960) was produced and directed by Bibhuti Mitra for Mitra Productions Bombay. The movie had Nutan, Shammi Kapoor, Minoo Mumtaz,Kammoo,Cuckoo(guest artiste), Murad, Vittaldas Panchotia, Jagadish Kamal, Gyani, Rajendar, V.Namade, Rawley, ShyamLal And Johnny Walker in it.

This movie was not an original movie. It drew heavily from earlier movies which in turn drew heavily from yet other movies. The movie was a mixture of “Safar”(1946) and “Shabnam”(1949), which were hit movies made by Bibhuti Mitra in the past taking inspiration from Hollywood movies “It happened one night”(1934) and “Love Affair”(1939), later remade as “An Affair to remember”(1957).

Great Memsaab, when she was actively reviewing Hindi movies, had posted a long and funny review of this movie.

An excerpt, which was earlier quoted while discussing this movie, is quoted here again:-

“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! “

Reading the above, we can realise that “Chori Chori”(1956) and “Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin”(1991) also used the same story.

Despite borrowing heavily from all time hit movies, “Basant”(1960) failed at the box office.

We are discussing songs of “Basant”(1960) so let us now coonfine us to songs. The movie had as many as 14 songs ! In a movie running around three hours, one third of time must have been taken by the songs themselves !

One notices that Asha Bhonsle’s voice figures in all 14 songs. It is easily a record for a singer to lend his/her voice in each and every song of a movie where the song count is so high.

The movie had as many as 10 Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duets. Easily a record in a movie for a duet singing pair. In addition, they figured in another song, that also had the voice of S D Batish.

O P Nayyar, the music director, clearly belived in one size fits all policy. All male actors lip synced in Rafi’s voice. All female actors lip synced in Asha Bhonsle’s voice. It the process, Asha Bhonsle lent her voice to Nutan, Kammo and Minu Mumtaz in different songs ! Video of four songs are not available, so who knows, she may have lent her voice to some more female actors in the movie. If all videos were available, then I would not be surprised to find that Johny Walker and Kammo had more songs picturised on them in the movie than Shammi Kapoor and Nutan !

As discussed above, the movie had 14 songs in it. 13 songs have already been covered.
Here is the list of the 13 songs that have been covered in the blog so far:-

Blog post number SongDate of posting Singer(s) Remarks
1860 Peechhe hat hat hat babu chhed naa 4 September 2009 Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Nutan
2815 Mere dil pe lagaake darling apne naam ki chit 20 August 2010 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Johny Walker and Kammo
6054 Raaste mein ik haseen 4 June 2012 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Shammi Kapoor and Nutan
6779 Chori chori ik ishaara ho gaya hai 3 october 2012 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Shammi Kapoor and Nutan
7296 Baaje waala Patiyaale waala 31 December 2012 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Johny Walker and Kammo, Post by Sudhir
8529 Nainon mein sooraj ki kirnen 14 August 2013 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Shammi Kapoor and Nutan
9967 Ukkad dukkad bamba 15 July 2014 Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Minu Mumtaz and Shammi Kapoor, Post by Sudhir
11240 Hamne unke saamne pehle to khanzar rakh diya 2 July 2015 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, S D Batish Picturised on Shammi Kapoor, Kammo and Johny Walker
13030 Mere lahange mein ghunghroo lagaa de 11 March 2017 Asha Bhonsle, Rafi Picturised on Nutan, Shammi Kapoor, Johny Walker
13203 Duniya pakki four twenty 28 April 2017 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Picturised on Johny Walker, Video unavailable , Post by Arunkumar Deshmukh
16772 O madam Nancy you are my fancy 16 January 2022 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle Video unavailable, Post by nahm
17130 Jee chaahta hai khench loon tasweer aapki (Basant) 8 September 2022 Asha Bhonsle, Rafi Video not available, post by nahm
17311 Idhar main khoobsoorat hoon (Basant) 5 January 2023 Asha Bhonsle, Rafi Video not available

We can see that this movie had a very long and eventful stay in the blog. The songs of this movie have been discussed not only by me, but also by Sudhir Jee, Arunkumar Deshmukh jee and nahm jee. We have discussed quite a few topics, while covering these songs, including introduction to some of our regulars.

Finally the movie gets YIPPEED in the blog with its 14th and final song. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and chorus. It is picturised on Minu Mumtaz and others.

Qamar Jalalabadi, whose remembrance day falls today, is the lyricist of the song. So this song serves as a tribute to him.

O P Nayyar is the music director of course.

Most of our posts these days appear in the early morning. But this song is about “Raat chaandni”, so postig it in the morning would have appeared inappropriate. so I am posting this song, when it is night. It is not quite “chaandni raat”(full moon night), that day was three days ago on 6 january 2023), but the moon is still full enough to be able to shed its chaandni tonight. So the setting for the song is appropriate enough.

So here is this 14th and final song from “Basant”(1960). Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

With this song, all the songs of “Basant”(1960) get covered in the blog and the movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.

video link (Longer song)

Audio (shorter song)


Song-Raat chaandni samay suhaana hai (Basant)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-O P Nayyar
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics(Based on Video link)(Provided by Prakashchandra)

raat chaandni samay suhaana hai
balley balley balley ae ae ae ae
raat chaandni samay suhaana hai
balley balley balley ae ae ae ae
tohey milega preetam pyaaraa
chhori hho
hoyye chhori..eee
tohey milega preetam pyaaraa
chhori hho
hoyye chhori…eee

ahhaa haa hhaaa aaa
kotlaa chhupaake jummeraat aayi hai ae ae
aaj mere sainyyan ki baaraat aayi hai ae
aaj mere sainyyaan ki baaraat aayi hai
kotlaa chhapaake jummeraat aayi hai ae ae
aaj tere sainyyaan ki baaraat aayi hai

ho o o aaj mere sainyyan ki baaraat aayi hai
raat chaandni samay suhaana hai
hho balley balley balley ae ae ae ae

sabhi baaraati taaron jaisey
dulha chanda jaisa
haayye rey chanda jaisaa
ghoonghat ke pat khol ke dekho
roop hai mera kaisa
haayye rey roop hai kaisaa aaaa
ghoonghat ke pat khol ke dekho (haa aaa haa aaaa)
roop hai tera kaisaa (haa aaa hhhaaaa aaaa)
tumhare roop hai kaisaa (haa aaa hhhaaaa aaaa)
haayye rey mar mar ke zaalim raat aayi hai ae ae
aaj tere sainyyaan ki baaraat aayi hai
ho o o aaj mere sainyyaan ki baaraat aayi hai
kotlaa chhapaake jummeraat aayi hai ae ae
aaj tere sainyyan ki baaraat aayi hai

ho o o aaj mere sainyyan ki baaraat aayi hai ae
raat chaandni samay suhaana hai
hho balley balley balley ae ae ae ae

log bichhaayen sej pe kaliyaan
maine bichhaayeen ankhiyaan
teri raah mein ankhiyaan
aisee waisi baat na kehna
dhadke mori chhatiyaan
haayye rey dhadke chhatiyaan aaan
aisee waisee baat na kehna
dhadke mori chhatiyaan
(haaa haaaa haaa)
hayye rey dhakdke chhatiyaan (haaa haaaa haaa)
taras taras ke ghadi milan ki haath aayi hai ae aeyye
aaj tere sainyyan ki baaraat aayi hai
ho o o aaj mere saiyyan ki baaraat aayi hai ae ae
kotlaa chhapaake jummeraat aayi hai
aaj tere sainyyan ki baaraat aayi hai

ho o ho aaj mere sainyyaan ki baaraat aayi hai ae
raat chaandni samay suhaana hai
hha balley balley balley ae ae


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Blog Day :

5284 Post No. : 17311

“Basant”(1960) was produced and directed by Bibhuti Mitra for Mitra Productions Bombay. The movie had Nutan, Shammi Kapoor, Minoo Mumtaz,Kammoo,Cuckoo(guest artiste), Murad, Vittaldas Panchotia, Jagadish Kamal, Gyani, Rajendar, V.Namade, Rawley, ShyamLal And Johnny Walker in it.

“Basant”(1960) had 14 songs in it. 12 songs have been covered so far.

Here is the 13th song from “Basant”(1960) to appear in the blog. The song is a duet sung by Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by O P Nayyar.

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

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio links:

Song-Idhar main khoobsoorat hoon udhar tu khoobsoorat hai (Basant)(1960) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

idhar main khoobsoorat hoon
udhar tu khoobsoorat hai
mujhe teree tujhe meree
zaroorat hai ae zaroorat hai
zaroorat hai ae zaroorat hai

bahot dekhey
hain dilwaaley ae aey ae
aey ae ae ae ae
bahot dekhey hain dilwaaley
magar tum sabse teekhey ho o
khudaa jaaney
ke ye qaafir adaayein kis se seekhey ho
haseen dekhey hazaaron par..rr
tu sabse khoobsoorat hai
haseen dekhey hazaaron par..r
tu sabse khoobsoorat hai
tu sabse khoobsoorat hai ae ae

idhar main (h)khoobsoorat hoon
udhar tu (h)khoobsoorat hai
mujhe teree tujhe meree
zaroorat hai ae zaroorat hai
zaroorat hai ae zaroorat hai

main apnee reshmee zulfein aen aen
aen aen aen aen
main apnee reshmee zulfein
bakheroongee nazaaron mein
anokhey khel kheloongi
machaltey aabshaaron(?) mein aen
tujhe milkar huaa maaloom
duniyaa khoobsoorat hai
tujhe milkar huaa maaloom
duniyaa khoobsoorat hai
jee duniyaa khoobsoorat hai aey ae ae

idhar main(h) khoobsoorat hoon
udhar tu (h)khoobsoorat hai
mujhe teree tujhe meree
zaroorat hai ae zaroorat hai
zaroorat hai ae he hey zaroorat hai

lutaakar do jahaan dil kee ee eee
ee ee ee eee
ee ee eee ee
lutaakar do jahaan dil ki
khushee leney ko jee chaahey
main ek betaab dil laayee
tujhe deney ko jee chaahe ae
qareeb aa jaa
zaraa dekhoon
tu kitnee khoobsoorat hai
qareeb aa jaa
zaraa dekhoon
tu kitnee khoobsoorat hai
tu kitnee khoobsoorat hai hayye

idhar main(h) khoobsoorat hoon
udhar tu(h) khoobsoorat hai
mujhe teree tujhe meree
zaroorat hai ae zaroorat hai
zaroorat hai ae zaroorat hai


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Blog Day :

5281 Post No. : 17302

“Trunk Call”(1960) was produced by Kanwal Nayyar and T C Dewan and directed by Balraj Mehta for MayFair films, Bombay. The movie, a “stunt” movie had Shyama, Abhi aka Abhi Bhattacharya, Pran, Shammi, Randhir, Helen, Uma, Rajan Haksar, Keshov, Dolly, Nazir Kashmeri, Henry, Chander Kumar, K.L.Kapoor, Darshan etc in it.

“Trunk Call”(1960) had six songs in it. One song has been covered so far.

Here is the second song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Qamar jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

Only audio of this rare song is available. From the sounds of it, this song could be a club dance song. Seeing that Helen is there in the cast, this song could well be picturised on her. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Toone kitne pyaar se dekha mujhko dil ke chor (Trunk Call)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Tooney kitne pyaar se dekhaa
mujhko dil ke chor r
once more
ae jee maine kahaa once more
once more
ae jee maine kahaa once more
khadey hain kitni der se Mister
kholey dil kaa door
once more
ae jee maine kahaa once more

aahhaaa
oyye hoyye ae

tu hai aage aagey dear
peechhe peechhey dill
tu hai aage aagey dear
peechhe peechhey dil l
duniyaa se na dar deewaaney
khullam khulla mil..ll
hum bhee dekhein
teri muhabbat mein hai kitnaa zor
once more
aei jee maine kahaa once more

maaraa teri ankhiyon ke hiljul ne ae
maaraa teri ankhiyon ke hiljul ne ae
dil diyaa tujhey gorey bulbul ne ae
zaraa pyaar se thhokar maaro
dil hai badaa kamzor
haayye ae
once more
ae jee maine kahaa once more

mere jaisaa kisee kaa shabaab nahin jee ee
mere jaisaa kisee kaa shabaab nahin jee ee
teri meri jodee ka jawaab nahin jee
tu hai pooraa four twenty
main hoon twenty four
once more
ae jee maine kahaa once more
tooney kitne pyaar se dekhaa
mujhko dil ke chor r
once more
ae jee maine kahaa once more
khadey hain kitni der se Mister
kholey dil kaa door r
once more
aei jee maine kahaa once more
once more rrr


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Blog Day :

5218 Post No. : 17207

On our blog so far we have 3820 songs of Lata Mangeshkar already posted. But still there are many songs of her yet to come on the blog. And if one thinks that the remaining songs must be from later years of Hindi Cinema then that is not the case.
Music lovers and our regular readers on the blog are well aware of this and when they notice such song they bring it to our attention.

Like the today’s song which is from the movie ‘Sinhaldweep Ki Sundari-1960’. Our regular reader Shri. Deepak Patwardhan ji had sent me ‘farmaaish’ for this song few months back. It has been delayed from my side to present it here. Now, trying to get back into rhythm of the blog, I take this opportunity to present a Lata Song from the above movie today on the blog.

‘Sinhaldweep Ki Sundari-1960’ was directed by Shantilal Soni for ‘Mukund Pictures, Bombay’.
It had Nalini Chonkar, Anand Kumar, Daljeet, Sapru, Sundar, Tuntun, B.M. Vyas, Jagdish Kanwal, Ameerbai Karnataki, Vivek, C.J. Pande, R.S. Dube, Sharma, V.R. Ramchandran, Polson and others.

As per information available in HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) this movie was passed by Censor Board on 14.07.1960.

This movie has seven songs written by Bharat Vyas and composed to music by S.N. Tripathi.

Here is the list of songs this movie has.

SNo Song Title Singer Posted On
01 He ripu sanharini… maata maata tu sabki bhaagyavidhaata Manna Dey, Suman Kalyanpur,chorus
02 Gori gori chaandni chamak chameli jaisi raat Lata Mangeshkar
03 Ho been waale teen sur tere been ke Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh 28.03.2013
04 Meri preet ke geet rangeele Lata Mangeshkar
05 Prem panth ke dhang niraale … preet mein dukh hi dukh hai pyaare Mohd Rafi
06 O mere aansoo le le jag ko muskaan do Suman Kalyanpur,chorus
07 Garaj uthha aakaash hai … aansuon ki aarti liye Suman Kalyanpur

As we can see from the above table, only one song from this movie ‘Sinhaldweep Ki Sundari’ has been posted on the blog.

Today’s song which is sung Lata Mangeshkar is the second song from this movie to be posted on the blog. Lyrics for this song are by Bharat Vyas and music is composed by S.N. Tripathi.

This song is a nice song to listen to. Only audio of this song is available.

Let us listen to the song now…

Audio

Song-Meri preet ke geet rangeeley (Sinhaldweep ki Sundari)(1960) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

meri preet ke geet rangeele
le gayi qismat chheen ke
aaj saaj mere dil ka toota
bikhar gaye sur been ke
khaamosh huyi meri raagini
gham ban ke dans gayi naagini
khaamosh huyi meri raagini
gham ban ke dans gayi naagini ee

taqdeer jo hamse roothhi
to pyaar ki dori tooti
kya preet thhi meri jhoothhi ee
jo phool se bulbul chhooti
piya binaa ye praan
piya binaa ye praan
tadapte jaise jal bin meen ke
aaj saaj mere dil ka toota
bikhar gaye sur been ke
khaamosh huyi meri raagini
gham ban ke dans gayi naagini

sapnon ka mahal banaaya
aasha ka deep jalaaya
toofaan ka jhonka aaya
tinka tinka bikhraaya
0 aasmaan waale
o aasmaan waale ae
sah chuke dukhde teri zameen ke
aaj saaj mere dil ka toota
bikhar gaye sur been ke
khaamosh huyi meri raagini
gham ban ke dans gayi naagini
meri preet ke geet rangeele
le gayi qismat chheen ke
aaj saaj mere dil ka toota
bikhar gaye sur been ke
khaamosh huyi meri raagini
gham ban ke dans gayi naagini


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Blog Day :

5165 Post No. : 17130

8th September – Birthday of Asha Bhonsle
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There are 25 songs tagged as ‘Tasweer’ (https://atulsongaday.me/category/tasweer-song/) song in the blog. Some of the stellar songs have missed the tag and have given a miss to the tag of ‘Tasweer’. I have listed a few such songs which I can refer to off-hand:

Tasweer Banaata Hoon Tasweer Nahin Banti

Ye Zulf Kaisi Hai

I feel as if some more significant songs are missing from my list above as well as the tagged page. So, the list is incomplete.

A ‘tasveer’ is something which tells a story. Be it a still image, a painting, a motion picture or mural. Imaginary or factual, reflection in reverse or converse. Not always needing a camera to capture it, just a glance is indelible sometimes. Moments captured in memory forever.

Some old timers in the film industry refer to movie as a ‘Tasveer’. I have forever called movies as ‘picture’. We never went to see film or movie, it was always ‘picture’. Some convent educated friends referred to them as ‘movie’ and some Kendriya Vidayala aluminis called them films. This is my own experiences, not a comment on anyone word preferences. In Urdu print, it is ‘film’ and in Hindi it is called ‘chal chitra’ translated as moving picture. So, the films moved and talked and told stories. But to tell a story, sometimes a still image is also enough. Technically, film is a roll on which the reflections are captured. What we watch on the screen is a projection of images captured on film rolls.

On the other hand, sometimes the story a ‘tasveer’ tells is incomplete for being one dimensional. The scene, the background, lighting, the capturer’s intentions, all have an impact on the story it tells. Even a panoramic photo fails capture the photographer. So, the millennials invented ‘selfies’ so that they can capture their own stories.

In our times, we have seen numerous such photos which have made history, given cause to monumental events, made unknown non-entities of the world into famous people. Also, photos which captured the events for posterity, stills which make us wonder at the creativity and unfathomable and unrecordable capability of creator of such beauty, and fabulous natural phenomena. Over the decades, there have been photos of apathy of humans around the world, which made humanity hang its heads in shame. Glory, shame, pain, ecstasy, wonder, happiness, surprise, loss and victory and many more emotions and expressions are recorded.
The camera is mechanical equipment after all. It has no feelings, so no sympathy with the subject it is capturing. It also reveals things, the subject wants to hide sometimes. I must grant it, it is a capable equipment, it captures the expression in the eyes of the subject. Mischief, despair, jealousy, pain, love, gaiety, you name it, the camera has seen it all.

I am glad to report that sometimes in gathering of friends, we forget to take selfies or pics… then we lament it on whatsapp that we didn’t click any. Better leave somethings for the mind and heart to capture. Is there a hard disk which can store as much as a human mind?

The ‘tasveer’ category song being presented here is from the film “Basant” (1960). The following 11 songs of this film are already posted in the blog.

Song Date of post
Peechhe hat hat hat babu chhed naa 4 September 2009
Mere dil pe lagaake darling apne naam ki chit 20 August 2010
Raaste mein ik haseen 4 June 2012
Chori chori ik ishaara ho gaya hai 3 October 2012
Baaje waala Patiyaale waala 31 December 2012
Nainon mein sooraj ki kirnen 14 August 2013
Ukkad dukkad bamba 15 July 2014
Hamne unke saamne pehle to khanzar rakh diya 2 July 2015
Mere lahange mein ghunghroo lagaa de 11 March 2017
Duniya pakki four twenty 28 April 2017
O madam Nancy you are my fancy 16 January 2022

Out of 14 songs of this film, 11 are Rafi-Asha duets and trio with SD Batish. Remaining 3 are solos by Asha Bhonsle. Incidentally, I have noticed that in the blog we spell the surname of Asha as ‘Bhonsle’, where as every where else that I can see it is Bhosle. Eleven duets in a film is a record, second such record is in the film ‘Halla Gulla’ (1954), where this same pair is singing all 9 songs.

Here is the song to celebrate the 89th Birthday of Asha Bhonsle, penned by Shewan Rizvi and composed by OP Nayyar.


Song-Jee chaahta hai khench loon tasweer aap ki (Basant)(1960) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm hmm hmm
aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aa aaaa aaaaaaa aaaa
mmmmmm
a aa aa aaa

kitni badal gayi hai
zara chaal dekhiye
iss dillagi mein
aap ka yeh haal dekhiye
mukhde ka rang haathh ka
roomaal dekhiye
jee chaahtaa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

phoolon ki tarah
aap ka chehra khilaa huaa

aa aaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaaaa
phoolon ki tarah
aap ka chehra khilaa huaa
aur uss pe kaali zulf ka
baadal ghiraa huaa
aur uss pe kaali zulf ka
baadal ghiraa huaa
parde mein chaand
husn ka aadha chhupa huaa
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

bikhre huye yeh baal
garebaan khulaa huaa
gardan mein ek reshmi
muffler padaa huaa
saare jahaan ka ishq
nazar mein chhupa huaa
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

kitni haseen hai zara
aawaaz dekhiye

aa aaa aaaa aaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaaaa
kitni haseen hai zara
aawaaz dekhiye
aawaaz se bhi badh ke
haseen saaz dekhiye
aawaaz se bhi badh ke
haseen saaz dekhiye
sharma ke munh phiraane ka
andaaz dekhiye
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki
jee chaahataa hai
khainch loon tasveer aap ki

aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aaa aaaha
hmmm mmmm mmmmm
aa aa aaaa aaaaaaa aaaa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म
आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम
आ आ आsss आssssss आsss
म्ममममम
आ आ आ आss

कितनी बदल गई है
ज़रा चाल देखिये
इस दिल्लगी में आपका
ये हाल देखिये
मुखड़े का रंग
हाथ का रूमाल देखिये
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

फूलों की तरह आपका चेहरा खिला हुआ
आ आss आsss आsss
आsss आsss आssssss
फूलों की तरह आपका चेहरा खिला हुआ
और उसपे काली ज़ुल्फ का
बादल घिरा हुआ
पर्दे में चाँद हुस्न का आधा छिपा हुआ
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

बिखरे हुये ये बाल
गरेबाँ खुला हुआ
गर्दन में एक रेशमी मफ़लर पड़ा हुआ
सारे जहां का इश्क़ नज़र में छुपा हुआ
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

कितनी हसीन है ज़रा आवाज़ देखिये
आ आss आsss आsss
आsss आsss आssssss
कितनी हसीन है ज़रा आवाज़ देखिये
आवाज़ से भी बढ़ कर हसीन साज़ देखिये
शर्मा के मुंह फिराने का अंदाज़ देखिये
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी
जी चाहता है खींच लूँ तस्वीर आपकी

आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम ह्म्म ह्म्म
आ आss आहा
हम्म म्मम म्ममम
आ आ आsss आssssss आsss


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Blog Day :

5151 Post No. : 17114

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 83
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This date ten years ago (viz 25 August 2012) saw six songs from six different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6509 Badi mushqil hai tumhe bhool jaana Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke(UR)(1960) 4 songs covered out of 7 songs
6510 Main pankhh lagaa ke udd jaaun Armaan (1953) Movie YIPPEED by now
6511 Dost dost na raha pyaar pyaar na raha Sangam(1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
6512 Main to ek khwaab hoon Himalay Ki God Mein(1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
6513 Jeene de ye duniya Lava(1985) One song covered out of 7
6514 Phir chhidi raat baat phoolon ki Baazaar (1982) Movie YIPPEED by now

It can be observed from the above that four movies, whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with two movies that are not yet YIPPEED so they are eligible for Blog Ten YEar Challenge today on 25 August 2022.

“Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke” (1960) was an unreleased movie. This movie was an Ismail Films Production. It had Feroz Khan, Balraj Sahni, Nishi etc in it.

HFGK mentions seven songs in it. Four songs have been covered. Two more songs seem to be available.

Here is the fifth song from “Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke” (1960)(UR) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Tanveer Naqvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Khayyam.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Nainon mein kajra lagaai ke (Ham Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke) (1960)(UR) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Tanveer Naqvi, MD-Khayyam

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

milan ko main chalee
sudh budh sab bisraaye ae ae
jaisey nadiyaa baawree
saagar milan ko jaaye ae

nainon mein kajraa lagaayike
main to chali saj bann`ke
jhaanjhan mori chhankey
chali saj bann`ke
nainon mein kajraa lagaayike
main to chali saj bann`ke
jhaanjhan mori chhankey
chali saj bann`ke

lahar binaa lehraati jaaoon…oon..oon
mann hee mann muskaati jaaoon…oon..oon
yaad padey jab piyaa ki batiyaan
apney se ae sharmaaoon
mann ki umangein chhupaayike
main to chali saj bann`ke
jhaanjhan mori chhankey
chali saj bann` ke
nainon mein kajraa lagaayike

dhadhkan gaaye geet milan ke aey ae aey
joodaa mehkey choodaa khann`key aey ae ae aey ae
simtee jaaoon jis dum guzrey
jhonkhey mast pawan ke
halki chunariyaa udaayike
main to chali saj bann`ke
jhaanjhan mori chhankey
chali saj bann` ke
nainon mein kajraa lagaayike

jaaoon balam tak
bhaagey bhaagey aey ae
jaaoon balam tak
bhaagey bhaagey
kaayaa ?? pag
sadak hai aagey
phir bhi naaheen
kattey dagariyaa…aaa
phir bhi naaheen
katey dagariyaa
mann meraa dhadkann laagey
milan ki aas lagaayike
main to chali saj bann`ke
jhaanjhan mori chhankey
chali saj bann` ke ae
nainon mein kajraa lagaayike


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 :

5140 Post No. : 17099

Today’s song is from the film ‘Road No. 303’ (1960).

This film was special in many respects. Let’s start with it’s title. Among the total of 3240 Talkie films made in the first 30 years of Hindi films (1931-1960), only 19 Hindi films had titles which actually had numbers in their Titles. The first one to have a numerical figure in its title was Miss 1933 (1933) and the last one to have it was today’s film Road No. 303 (1960). Just for information of our readers, there were 7 such film titles in the 1930’s (total films 924), only 4 such film titles in the 1940’s (total films 1191) and 8 such film titles in the 1950’s (total films 1125). There were hundreds of film titles having figures in words, like ‘Ek Thi Ladki’, ‘Do Gunde’, ‘Teen Batti Char Rasta’ etc. but numbers in titles were a novelty.

Secondly, this was the first Hindi film of the music director C Arjun. He started by giving music to the first Sindhi film after the Independence – ‘Abana’ in 1958. (The first Sindhi film ever in India was ‘Ekta’ (1940), made by Wadia Movietone, directed by Homi Wadia).

Thirdly, this was the first and the only Hindi film in which Mehmood and Shubha Khote were the leading pair. In all other films, they were in the side roles.

‘Road No. 303’ was made by Mahesh Pictures, Bombay and it was directed by Dharam Kumar. He was born on 26-11-1919 and had directed 14 Hindi films. His first film as a director was ‘Jalte Deep’ (1950) and his last film was ‘Truck Driver’ (1970). Dharam Kumar expired on 28-7-1993, in his 75th year. The 6 songs of this film were written by Naksh Lyallpuri (3) and Jaan Nissar Akhtar (3).

‘Road No.303’ is truly an obscure movie as no information is available about it on any internet site. This name too is not known to many. The film was produced by Ratankumar and Bhikhubhai. The story of film is….

Manohar (Maqbool) is murdered and his body is thrown on the Road No. 303 in the dead of the night. Ramesh (Mehmood), his younger brother who loved him much is devastated. Manohar was an honest Police officer.

Ramesh is in love with Sadhana (Shubha Khote), a young and educated daughter of Seth Deen Dayal (KN Singh) . Seth ji is a well known philanthropist rich man, running destitute homes for widows and orphans.

Ramesh starts finding out about the cause of murder and he learns that soon Manohar was to arrest a big person in society for some serious crime. Munna (Bhagwan) , a small-time pickpocket and a friend of Ramesh, also helps him . Sona (Helen) a dancer in ‘Red Lite Cafe’ is also in love with Ramesh and helps him.

Meanwhile there are attempts to kill Ramesh too. Finally, with the help of Sona, Munna, and Sadhana, Ramesh finds out that the murderer is nobody else but Seth Deen Dayal who runs a racket of trading women and children to Arab countries.

Sadhana is very firm and in the end Seth ji is arrested for murder of Manohar and for his illegal work.

The debutante composer C Arjun was one of those composers who never got what he really deserved. In spite of giving music to 22 films, he always remained a “lesser known music Director”. His best known film was ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’ released in the same year (1975) as film ‘Sholay’ of Ramesh Sippy and it did an unprecedented business amongst the mythological films.

His full name was ARJUN PARMANAND CHANDNANI and he was born in Karachi on 1-9-1933. After partition his family settled in Baroda. He inherited his musical talent from his father who was a singer. He became assistant to another Sindhi music director Bulo C Rani. He started his career with composing for a Sindhi film ‘Abana’ (1958) (first Sindhi film in Independent India).

His first Hindi film was ‘Road No. 303’ in 1960. Off and on he got films under nondescript banners with B/C grade cast. That he created memorable music nevertheless did not do much to change his fortunes. His teaming with the lyricist Jaan Nisar Akhtar would rank at par with the best of Sahir Ludhianvi’s composed by SD Burman or Roshan. He also composed a number of non film songs.

He gave music to 22 Hindi films, besides films in Gujarati, Sindhi and Haryanvi languages. Some of his films were, ‘Main Aur Mera Bhai’, ‘Punarmilan’, ‘Ek Saal Pehle’, ‘Jai santoshi Maa’, ‘Raksha Bandhan’, ‘Karwa Chauth’, ‘Aankh Ka Taara’, ‘Lambu In Hong Kong’, ‘Ustad Pedro’, ‘Mangu Dada’, ‘Gunahon Ka Mandir’, ‘Nawab Sahib’, ‘Kanoon Aur Mujrim’, ‘Hamari Kahani’, ‘O Mere Jaane Jigar’ etc. His film ‘Susheela’ (1966), which was incomplete, was completed and releasd as ‘Subah Zaroor Aayegi’ in 1977 in which “Bemurawwat Bewafa Begaana e Dil Aap Hain” song sung by Mubarak Begum and “Gham Ki Andheri Raat Mein” sung by Talat and Rafi became very popular.

I still remember the interview of C Arjun by Ameen Sayani on radio in Binaca Geetmala program, a long time ago about the story behind as to how a popular song was written by Indivar and how it was tuned, for the film ‘Punarmilan’ (1964).

C Arjun said – “One day we (both me and Indivar) were travelling in a BEST bus while returning home in the evening, from the recording studio. Both of us were sitting on the same seat and the bus was packed full with passengers. After 2 or 3 stations Indivar saw that a young and very beautiful girl boarded the bus and she came near our seat standing in the middle amongst other standing passengers. Indivar was repeatedly looking at her time and again. After 4 or 5 minutes, Indivar asked me to leave my seat and offer it to the pretty girl standing besides us.

After a bit of hesitation I agreed and gave my seat to her. To my surprise, Indivar didn’t talk to her even once while she was sitting beside him for about 20 -25 minutes before she de-boarded the bus at one of the stops in our way. When I asked Indivar why he didn’t talk to her?. He replied today he shall de-board the bus with me at my residence bus stop & answer me when we shall reach my home. We de-boarded the bus at my residence. On reaching home Indivar said “My dear Arjun, thank you so much for offering your seat to her and letting her sit beside me and I have imagined and thought of some lines while she was standing and then sitting beside me”. Indivar there and then spoke those lines to me and they were “PAAS BAITHO TABIYAT BAHAL JAYEGI, MAUT BHI AA GAYI HO TO TAL JAYEGI”.

And then Indivar wrote this whole song there and then in about one hour and asked me to compose its tune the same night. We sat together after our dinner and composed its tune before we went to our beds late at night. Indivar stayed with me that night and left for his home next day morning.”

C Arjun died on 30-4-1992, due to a massive heart attack when he was recording a non-filmi Sindhi song in the Sterling Studios, Mumbai.

Sometime back there was a story that C Arjun started his career with acting and that he was the hero in film ‘Malhar’ (1951).

There is irrefutable proof available on Cinegems and Cineplot, that the hero of ‘Malhar’ was none other than Arjun Bakshi, and NOT C Arjun, MD.

Arjun Bakshi who had acted in some other films, including ‘Daku ki Ladki’, and Naujawan etc, was later a screenplay writer in Hindi films. He is the father of the actress Jyoti Bakshi (of ‘Bullet’, with Dev Anand). Jyoti and her father separated later and Jyoti had a very pathetic and sad demise, a few years back.

Few years back one senior member from RMIM group had reported that he had met Arjun Bakshi in a Music shop in Canada in 2003. And as written above, C Arjun had died in 1992. So, once for all it is clear, once again, that C Arjun the composer and Arjun the actor were two different persons. In addition, C Arjun’s nephew – Shyam Chandnani, who is in Dubai appeared in a music related Blog- Songs of Yore and commented that C Arjun had never ever acted in any film or visited Canada, in his lifetime. That was another final confirmation.

This film was only the second film – after ‘O Tera Kya Kehna’ (1959), in which Mehmood and Master Bhagwan came together. Today’s song is filmed on these two comedians. Though this was C Arjun’s first film, he had used Rock and Roll music for his songs. In today’s song he has tried a jugalbandi in Rock n Roll music with Bharat Natyam Music. Two duets were filmed on the lead pair. This song was quite popular in 1960 and many readers might remember it also.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that this song was not yet featured on the Blog. Perhaps, it was waiting for me to write on it. Enjoy this duet featuring Rafi and Manna Dey.


Song- Bura hai na gaana bura (Road No 303) (1960) Singers- Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey, Lyricist- Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD- C Arjun
Mohammed Rafi + Manna Dey

Lyrics

bura hai na gaana
bura
bura hai na gaana
bura

itna to jaan
kya cheez ye kala hai ae ae ae
itna to maan
karte ki vidya hai

bura hai na gaana
bura na bajaana
ye phan puraana
bura hai na gaana
bura

mathura nagar ki kunj galin mein
dekhi hamne dhoom re
hoye dekhi hamne dhoom re
arey murli ki vo taan raseeli
manva jaaye jhoom re
manva jaaye jhoom re

dil ko har ek naach jhanjhore
kathak ke yoon baaje tode
[Kathak bol]
bura hai na gaana
bura

o door dakhan mein jaakar dekhi
duniya sur aur taal ki
duniya sur aur taal ki

chhan chhana chhan baje manjire
goonje thape naal ki
goonje thape naal ki
dil pe jara bhi rahe na kaabu
bharatnatyam dekh ke babu
[Bharatnatyam bol]
bura hai na gaana
bura
bura hai na gaana
bura

sair sapaate karte yaaron
aaye jab punjab mein
haaye aaye jab punjab mein
oye naach vo dekha rang rangeela
jo na dekha khawaab mein
jo na dekha khawaab mein

boodha baccha loola langda
jisko dekha nache bhangda
urr yeeaah
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
o munde mard kamaiyaan karde
o o o o
hoy munde mard kamaiyaan karde
ke lachhi tere pal(?) na bane
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
un hun aahoon aahoon
bura hai na gaana
bura

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
————————————————

बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा
इतना तो जान
क्या चीज़ है ये कला आ आ
इतना तो मान
करते की विद्या है
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा न बजाना
ये फन पुराना
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा

मथुरा नगर की कुंज गलिन में
देखी हमने धूम रे
होय देखी हमने धूम रे
अरे मुरली की वो तान रसीली
मनवा जाये झूम रे
मनवा जाये झूम रे
दिल को हर एक नाच झंझोरे
कत्थक के यूं बाजे तोड़े
[कत्थक बोल]
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा

ओ दूर दक्खन में जाकर देखी
दुनिया सुर और ताल की
दुनिया सुर और ताल की
छन छना छन बाजे मंजीरे
गूँजे थापें नाल की
गूँजे थापें नाल की
दिल पे ज़रा भी रहे ना काबू
भरतनाट्यम देख के बाबू
[भरतनाट्यम बोल]
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा

सैर सपाटे कर के यारो
आए जब पंजाब में
हाय आए जब पंजाब में
ओय नाच वो देखा रंग रंगीला
जो ना देखा ख्वाब में
जो ना देखा ख्वाब में
बूढ़ा बच्चा लूला लंगड़ा
जिसको देखा नाचे भंगड़ा
उर्रर्र यीआह
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ओ मुंडे मर्द कमाईयां करदे
ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ मुंडे मर्द कमाईयां करदे
के लच्छी तेरे पल(?) ना बने
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ
ऊँ हूँ आहूँ आहूँ आहूँ आहूँ
बुरा है ना गाना
बुरा


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 :

5107 Post No. : 17048

Today’s song is a Non Film Song (NFS), sung by Jagmohan Bakshi.

In the field of NFS (Non-Film Song), most people know about Jagmohan Sursagar but very few would know about Jagmohan Bakshi. At Least I have come across only this NFS song by Bakshi so far and that too thanks to record collector Zafar Bhai who has uploaded this song. Music lovers, by now, know Zafar Bhai as one who has been uploading some rare songs from obscure and famous films, as well as a few NFS too. We, in ASAD, know him as a friend of our friend Sudhir ji.

Jagmohan Bakshi was one of the partners of Sapan-Jagmohan pair of Music Directors. We all are used to knowing and seeing MD Pairs. Nothing new about it. In Fact, ask any music lover ” who was the first pair of Music Directors ? ” and pat will come the answer ” Husnlal- Bhagatram”. Some knowledgeable lovers may even add, their first film was Prabhat’s ‘Chaand’-1944. But then is it true ? Were they the first ever pair of Music Directors in Hindi films ?

Friends, let me say that generally half knowledge or even doctored knowledge forces certain matters like facts, but when reality is discovered, it is proved otherwise. For lack of proper documentation, Hindi film history has several Grey areas still. As and when credible evidence crops up, we have to revise the ‘ Historical’ facts carried on so far. The latest example of this is – for several years we knew that the Music Director for the film ” Pamposh”-1953 was Manoharlal Khanna. The recent research done by RMIM on this has dug up irrefutable proof the real Music Director of film Pamposh-1953 was Mohanlal Aima and NOT Manoharlal Khanna !

Similarly, the real singers of ‘ Bharat ki ek sannari ki’ (Ram Rajya-1943) and the singer of ‘ Dilli se aaya Bhai Tingu’ (Ek thi Ladki-1949) were also found by convincing proof. It happens. That is why I always say ‘ Film History is not permanent. It gets revised whenever new documents are unearthed ‘. There are umpteen examples to prove this statement right.

Coming back to First Music Director Pairs, I have discovered, rather dug up certain facts. Generally it is considered that Husnlal- Bhagatram was the first pair of composers or at least they started the trend. However, it is NOT true, really. In the early era, when the Talkie films started in 1931, as early as 1932 itself a pair of 2 composers worked for a film- Indrasabha-1932, which had a record 71 songs. Composer Vazir Khan made the tunes and composer Nagardas Nayak played them on Harmonium.Though only Nagardas Nayak’s name is mentioned as its Music Director, HFGK has put up a footnote giving this information, quoting the name of composer Fida Hussain. OK, forget them.

Rewashankar Marwadi and Gangaprasad Pathak gave music together for Gunsundari- 1934 as well as the film Raat ki Raani-35. Forget them also. Rewashankar Marwadi then made a pucca pair with composer Banne Khan and this pair gave music to 12 films, as a pair. ( Barrister’s wife-35, College girl-35, Qeemati aansoo-35, Noor-e-watan-35, Chalaak chor-36, Raj Ramani-36, Dil ka daaku-36, Sipahi ki sajani-36, Matlabi Duniya-36, Lehri lala-36, Ghazi Diler-36 and Mitti ka putla-37 ). In my opinion, they should be considered the first pair of Music Directors as well as Trend setters and NOT Husnlal-Bhagatram. Of course the number of films the Husnlal Bhagatram team did was more ( 52), but that is because after 1935, the speed of making films increased. More films were made in the 40s and the 50s than in the 30s. Moreover many composers left for Pakistan in the late 40s, so more films for less composers were available.

In the period 1931 to 1940, a total of 931 Hindi films were made, in 1941 to 1950…a total of 1236 films and in 1951 to 1960…a total of 1203 Hindi films were made. (stats by Girdharilal Vishwakarma ji).

So, that’s about the first Music Director pair. There are plenty of cases of Music Director Pairs. These pairs are made for various reasons like…
1. Permanent professional pairs like Shankar Jaikishan, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Kalyanji Anandji etc
2. Temporary like Lala-Sattar
3. Due to the exit of 1 Music Director- like some films of Sajjad Hussain
4.Accidental or only once like Frank-Rai or Lala-Asar-Sattar or C Ramchandra-Anil Biswas etc etc.

The pair of Sapan-Jagmohan was also a permanent professional pair. Actually, Jagmohan had come to Hindi films to become a singer, but like many such aspirants, instead, became a Music Director. Jagmohan Bakshi was born in Murrie in Punjab on 29-7 1929.Love of singing and music brought him to Bombay where he met a similar struggler Sapan Sengupta (born on 17-7-1932 at Sylhet in Bengal). One was from Pakistan -west and the other was from Pakistan -East. They became friends and shared a room in a Goregaon Chawl. They regularly sang in the chorus and had dreams of becoming MDs one day ! This pair was favoured by Naashaad, S D Burman and Salil Chaudhari.

Finally S D Burman gave Jagmohan Bakshi a chance to sing a duet with Asha Bhosle, in the film Taxi Driver-1954. The song became popular-‘ Dekho mane nahi roothi haseena,na jaane kya baat hai’. Still no offers came forth. He sang in Hamlet-54,a duet with Rafi. He sang his final and third trio with Lata and Usha in ‘Piya Milan’-1958. In his lifetime Jagmohan Bakshi sang only these three songs-no solo in them.

Later he formed a pair with Sapan as Sapan-Jagmohan and as MD gave music to their first film-Begaana-1963. This pair gave music to 43 films,mostly B and C grade obscure movies.

Jagmohan Bakshi died on 26-2-1999.

Today’s NFS is sung by Jagmohan Bakshi, but even here he is not singing solo, the chorus is with him. The music was provided by Ramesh Naidu. The only other ” Naidu ‘ ( a caste in Andhra pradesh) was Vasant Kumar Naidu in Hindi films. During the period of 1950’s and the 1960’s, one could see many South Indian Music Directors in Hindi films. They were seen mainly in dubbed or Remade films. You may find names like C R Subramanyam, Ghantasala, Balkrishna Kalla, S D Parthasarathy, R Sudarshanam, Adi Narayan Rao, Vishwanath-Rammurthy, T G Lingappa, C S Ragi, Gopal Rao, Umapati Seel, Ramnath, S Hari Darshan etc etc.

Pasupuleti Ramesh Naidu (Born 18-10-1933,Died 2-9-2005) was born in Kondapalli in Krishna District (Andhra Pradesh). He was so obsessed with music that he ran away and landed in Bombay when he was 14 year old. B R Chopra took him under his wings and Ramesh learnt Instrumentation and orchestration in HMV at Bombay. He started his music career at the age of 17 years with a Marathi film ” Bhandawal Paahije “-1950, produced, Directed and acted by Kishore Sahu. After a few years he went back to Andhra and got married. He got a son also and then he came to Bombay, on his way to Calcutta. he spent 10 years there giving music to Bangla, Oriya and Nepali films.

He was invited to Madras and he gave music to Amma mata-72. He settled there with his family. He gave music in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada films. He came to Bombay from time to time to give music to Dubbed and Remade films from the South. He also gave music in a few Bhojpuri films. His Hindi films were Hamlet-54, Jay Simha-54, Piya Milan-58, Nartaki Chitra-65, Ganga Bhavani-79, Azaadi ki Oar-86,and Hum bhi kuch kam nahin-1983. His first south film was Dampatyam-57 and last was Ish Gup chup-1993. He surpassed Salil Chaudhari by giving music in 10 Indian languages( Salil da gave music in 9 ). Ramesh Naidu got the National Award for the film ‘Megh Sandesham’.

Naidu left this world on 2-9-2005, at Hyderabad.

Now, let us enjoy today’s NFS sung by Jagmohan Bakshi.


Song- Ghir ghir aaye kaale baadal (Jagmohan Bakshi NFS)(1960) Singer-Jagmohan Bakshi, Lyricist- Akhtar Romani, Music- Ramesh Naidu
Jagmohan Sursagar + Chorus
chorus

Lyrics

Neel gagan per jhoomte ae ae
aaye dekho
kaale baadal l l
birhan ko
sandes milan ka aa aa aa
de matwaale baadal

dharti aur aakaash pukaare
saawan aaya hamre dwaare
jaage jaage bhaag hamaare
chaaron oar machi hai halchal l l
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal

sookhi dharti pyaas ki maari
o o o o
sookhi dharti pyaas ki maari
tarsi hui man ki phulwaari
aa aa aa aa aa aa
tarsi hui man ki phulwaari
neer bahaati aankh hamaari
sab kahte thhe baadal baadal l l l
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal

naach rahi thhi jahaan niraasha
o o o o
naach rahi thhi jahaan niraasha
aaj waahan per jhoome aasha
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aaj waahan per jhoome aasha
mausam bhi hai khoob tamaasha
khet bane dam bhar mein jal thhal
l l l
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
dharti aur aakaash pukaare
saawan aaya hamre dwaare
jaage jaage bhaag hamaare
chaaron oar machi hai halchal l l l
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal
Ghir ghir aaye ae ae
kaale baadal


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