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

Blog Day :

4456 Post No. : 15932

In this article, I am discussing a classical dancer for whom the dancing was her passion, be it in the films or on stages. Her face was familiar to me as I had watched some of her films long back. But at that time, I did not evince interest in knowing her name. It was only after I joined the Blog in 2011 that I came to know her identity through none other than our own Prakashchandra ji, the veteran of our Blog in identifying the lesser known film artists with a high success rate. The name of the dancer is Rani.

Even after knowing her name, I still did not evince keen interest in knowing Rani’s background and the filmography. Like many lesser known film artists who worked in a few films and then went into the oblivion, I thought that Rani was one among them. But when I watched many Hindi film songs while writing my last four articles on the Hindi film dancers. I was surprised to note that Rani had danced with well known Hindi film dancers like Helen, Kumkum, Ragini, Madhumati, Bela Bose etc apart from her solo dances. This gave me an impression that Rani may have worked in more Hindi films than what her filmography on the various on-line sources indicated. After collating the data of her films from various sources and watching her dances in the films in case of doubts, I have come to a tentative figure of 54 films in which Rani had danced.

I was not sure about getting much of Rani’s background profile. However, recently, Tabassum who had worked with Rani in about half a dozen films in the 1960s, has posted a video ‘Dancer Rani – A Life Full Of Struggles’ on her Channel ‘Tabassum Talkies’. After watching the video, I felt very sad for Rani as in her later years, she has struggled a lot for her basic necessity of life. The Almighty has not been kind to her as now she is handicapped. It is really a pathetic situation for a dancer who used to say that dancing on the stage was like a worship for her and dancing in the films was means of her sustenance;

The following information has been paraphrased based on ‘Tabassum Talkies’ on Rani.

Rani (real name: Munawwar Sultana) was born in July 27, 1942 in Kolkata to Mohammed Gafoor Khan and Noorjahan Begum. She was adopted by her father’s close friend, Mohshin Khan who had no children. Since Rani was interested in dancing, her adopted father put her for training in Kathak under the tutelage of Ram Narayan Mishra and Krishna Maharaj of Lucknow Gharana.

At the age of 13, Rani started her filmy career in Bangla films. In 1960, her adopted father brought her to Mumbai to make her the Hindi film heroine. Rani flatly refused to work in Hindi films as an actor – not even in supporting roles as she was very passionate about dancing. So, she started her Hindi film career as a dancer in ‘Nai Maa’ (1960). Thereafter she got regular dancing numbers in many Hindi films mainly during 1963-69. In the 1970s, Rani’s dancing career went in downward mode and by the end of 1970s, she was almost unemployed.

During her active period of Hindi film journey, whatever she had earned was passed on to her adopted father to look after a large number of relatives who depended on her earnings. But in this milieu, a thought never occurred to her that she needed to save money for later period in her life when her dancing career in the films would come to a close. Due to failure of her love affairs when she was in Kolkata, she had decided to remain unmarried.

With almost nothing left for her subsistence, she met her former dancer colleague and the choreographer, Gopikrishna who took her as his Assistant Choreographer at a salary sufficient to take care of her minimum requirements.

As they say, when chips are down, one gets to face more problems. One day, Rani suddenly felt that her legs have lost stamina and she can no longer dance. She started using a walking stick and with this, her days of dancing were over. But her old age woes were not yet over. While catching a bus, she lost balance and fell, badly injuring her legs. She was no longer able to walk even with a stick. Instead, she now requires a walker.

As Rani was handicapped and there was no one to look after her, she got herself admitted to a charitable old age home at the outskirt of Mumbai. Presently, she is 78 years old and is an inmate of an old age home.

Rani had a younger sister, Rashida Khatoon who was a qawwali singer. She got married to Yasuf Azad Qawwal.

As I mentioned earlier, I have listed around 55 films in which Rani had danced. Some of the major films she worked were ‘Maaya’ (1961), ‘Sautela Bhai’ (1962), ‘Mere Mehboob’ (1963), ‘Dooj Ka Chaand’ (1964), ‘Ganga Ki Lahren’ (1964), ‘Jaanwar’ (1965), ‘Dil Diya Dard Liya’ (1966), ‘Sangarsh’ (1968), ‘Sambandh’ (1969), ‘Heer Ranjha’ (1970), ‘Loafer’ (1972), ‘Pathar Aur Paayal’ (1974), ‘Ham Kisi Se Kam Nahi’ (1977) etc. Most of her other films were of B grade category in the genres of stunt, action and costumes.

Rani also worked as Assistant Choreographer to Gopikrishan in ‘Khubsoorat’ (1980), ‘Aanchal’ (1980) and ‘Kudarat’ (1981).

From our Blog, I could track down 20 songs of which 5 songs are yet to be tagged to Rani. In addition, at least 4 songs, the video clips of which are available are yet to be covered on the Blog. I am hopeful that some more songs would be found on video sharing platforms. However, there are some films of Rani which are not traceable. To that extent, her dance numbers in these films are as good as lost for the present.

I am presenting Rani’s dance song, ‘bairu bichuaa bada dukh de o ram’ from ‘Ganga Ki Lahren’ (1964). This is a classical raag-based song picturised on kathak trained dancers, Kumkum and Rani. Lata Mangeshkar sings for both the dancers. The song is written by Majrooh Sultanpuri which is set to music by Chitragupt. The end of the song is followed by a dance competition between the two dancers of about one-minute duration.

This is the 6th song (out of 8) of ‘Ganga Ki Lahren’ (1964) to appear on the Blog.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Bairi bichhua bada dukh den ho raam (Ganga Ki Lehren)(1964) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

aaaa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh de ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh den ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhuaa

main jo chaloon to uljha den ye bol ke
main jo chaloon to uljha den ye bol ke
aadhi dagar tak main to reh jaaun dol ke
paapi na samjhe jiya ki lagan
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh den ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhu…aa

baandhoon chunar se ghoonghat ka khayaal ho
baandhu chunar se ghoonghat ka khayaal ho
zulfon se baandhoon to uthhna mohaal ho
chhote se mann ko badi uljhan
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh de ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhuaa

raat chaloon to yoon loote sukh chainwaa
raat chaloon to yoon loote sukh chainwaa
din ko jo nikloon to uthhen sau sau nainwaa
raat na dekhe
dekhe na ye din
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh de ho raam
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhuaa
bada dukh den ho ram
shor karen
jhhan jhhan jhhan
jhhan jhhan jhhan
bairi bichhu..aa


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 :

4445 Post No. : 15895

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This Week, That Year – 3
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13Sep – 19Sep, 2010
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Blog ten year challenge (2010-2020)- Song Number 81
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OK, so finally ‘Anmol Ghadi’ got yippeee’d this week, on the very first day of the week. And Atul ji, still waiting for you to clear the mystery behind this yippeee.

Once again, a very prolific week, the pace of post updates continues in full swing. Except that one day this week, we scored only a single. But for the rest of the week, it was all sixes with one extra run from an overthrow.

The blog scored 38 posts this week. Of these 38, we had only one guest post for the week – by Santosh Ojha ji. A total of 36 films made their appearance, with two films scoring two appearances each. We had 1 film that reached yippeee status. A whopping 15 films made their debut this week. That is close to almost half the films that got featured that week.  Since that week was done with, of the 36 films featured, 26 films have been formally and fully yippeee’d. Ten of them are still awaiting their numbers to be fully showcased. Given below is the detailed chart for the week. You will notice a new column and new notations today. I will explain them later in this write up.

Blog Ten Year Challenge (2010-2020) Series
Sl.No. Movie Name Year HFGK NoS ASAD NoS Possible LFe Deb/Yip Milestone Film Status Pending
13-Sep-10
1 Anmol Ghadi 1946 12 12 Y Yippeee’d
2 Ghoonghat 1960 10 6 Pending 4
3 Aashiq 1962 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Around The World 1967 9 9 D Yippeee’d
5 Night In London 1967 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Kismat 1968 5 5 Yippeee’d
14-Sep-10
1 Sagaai 1951 9 9 D Yippeee’d
15-Sep-10
1 Daastaan 1950 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Lakeerein 1954 11 5 D Pending 6
3 Shama Parwaana 1954 11 11 Yippeee’d
4 Sarhad 1960 7 6 D Pending 1
5 Zabak 1961 8 8 Yippeee’d
6 Kal Aaj Aur Kal 1971 6 3 D Pending 3
7 Kaala Patthar 1979 6 6 D Yippeee’d
16-Sep-10
1 Daastaan 1950 9 9 Yippeee’d
2 Mukhda 1951 11 9 2 D Yc ? 2 LFe
3 Begunaah 1957 6 6 D Yippeee’d
4 Jaal 1967 6 6 Yippeee’d
5 Patthar Ke Sanam 1967 7 7 Yippeee’d
6 Khushboo 1975 4 4 Yippeee’d
17-Sep-10
1 Vidyapati 1937 13 13 Yippeee’d
2 Meena Baazaar 1950 12 12 D Yippeee’d
3 Darwaaza 1954 8 5 D Pending 3
4 Maai Baap 1957 6 6 D Yippeee’d
5 Zindagi Ya Toofaan 1958 10 9 Pending 1
6 Andaaz 1971 6 6 D Yippeee’d
18-Sep-10
1 Paraayi Aag 1948 8 8 D Yippeee’d
2 Poonam 1952 9 9 Yippeee’d
3 Maai Baap 1957 6 6 Yippeee’d
4 Hercules 1964 6 1 D Pending 5
5 Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya 1966 10 10 Yippeee’d
6 Ummeed 1971 7 7 D Yippeee’d
19-Sep-10
1 Shabnam 1949 10 10 Yippeee’d
2 Aan 1952 11 11 Yippeee’d
3 Milaap 1955 8 8 Yippeee’d
4 Chaand Mere Aaja 1960 7 6.5 Pending 1
5 Sahib Bibi aur Ghulaam 1962 8 7 1 Yc ? 1 LFe
6 Sharaarat 1972 6 7 Yippeee’d

You may notice that I used the phrase ‘formally and fully’ to qualify the yippeee status of the films. The reason I used this phrase is the following. As we are making progress towards our ideal of bringing on board all the Hindi film songs, we do find ourselves against certain difficult limitations. These have to do with – one, non availability of certain songs, and two, erroneous or missing information about some films and songs. I will highlight these situations as we progressively face them. For this week, here are the difficult situations that I came across.

The first one is the film ‘Mukhdaa’ from 1951. This film debuted on our blog on 16th Sep ten years back. The film has 11 songs, as per the Geet Kosh listings. We have located and posted 9 of them over the past decade. The remaining two are practically untraceable. Firstly, of the 11 songs listed, one was never put on a gramophone record, as the producers planned for and contracted with HMV for only 5 discs, which means 10 songs in all. The song at serial no. 6 – “Dekho Jee Pehli Baar, Kiya Hai Tumse Pyaar” was never released on a gramophone record. Then comes a footnote in the Geet Kosh which states that one record, N36900 was ordered, but then cancelled later on. It never got published, although the songs were recorded. This record was supposed to carry the two songs at serial no. 3 – “Mehlon Ke Rehne Waale Mehlon Mein Hans Rahe Hain” and serial no. 7 – “Poochhiye Na Haal Jee, Palle Nahin Maal Jee”. So that would mean that we should have 3 missing songs and not 2.

But wait, here is one more interesting twist in the story. It seems that after cancelling the publication of the record N36900, the producers went ahead and commissioned one more record, with number N50008. Looking at the huge gap in the series number of the records, it is clear that the latter record (N50008) was ordered much later than 1951. Strangely, this newly ordered record now carried the song at serial no. 7 – “Poochhiye Na Haal. . .” and the song at serial no. 10 – “Jaa Teri Meri, Meri Teri”. This latter song at serial no. 10 was already published and is available as one side of the record with number N36870, the flip side of which carries the song at serial no. 5 – “Neele Se Dupatte Pe Hain Peeli Peeli Dhaariyaan”. The net outcome of these, what I shall call – confusing decisions – is that the song at serial no. 10 – “Jaa Teri Meri. . .” is now available on two distinct published gramophone records for this film. And the song at serial no. 3 – “Mehlon Ke Rehne Waale. . .” has got lost, probably forever. The saving grace is that the song at serial no. 7 – “Poochhiye Na Haal Jee. . .” is now available. It might also have been lost forever, but for this confusing set of decisions, which saved this song for posterity. And so the songs at serial no. 6 (this one not planned at all for release on gramophone record) and the song at serial no. 3 (unpublished due to cancellation of one gramophone record), are likely never going to surface. They may still be existing on some original spool tapes from the original recordings, and/or they may be on the soundtrack of the film. However, since both these items are not yet available in public domain, and with very little likelhood that they will make an appearance in the future, we could label them as LFe (Lost Forever). That does leave us two songs short of ever declaring this film as yippeee’d.

Coming to the second similar instance, also from this week. The film is ‘Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam’ from 1962. It had made its debut on our blog on 23rd Dec, 2008. The seventh song of this film was posted on 24th Sep, 2011. Geet Kosh lists 8 songs for this film. The missing song is the one at serial no. 5 – “Sahil Ki Taraf Kashti Le Chal, Toofaan Ke Thapede Sehna Kya”. As per the listing, this song was recorded in the voice of Hemant Kumar. This song never got published on a gramophone record. Now eight total songs will completely fit on 4 gramophone discs. But the producer seems to have taken a decision to completely omit this song. In fact, the song at serial no. 6 – “Bhanwra Bada Naadaan Haaye”, makes appearance on two gramophone discs nos. N54036 and N54038, while the above mentioned song in Hemant Kumar’s voice has been completely axed from any publication. It does not exist in the film. The film information booklet lists this song, and that is just about it. Here is one more case where a song qualifies to be labeled as LFe. And that also leaves the film ‘Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam’ one song short of being declared as yippeee’d.

Based on the above discussed circumstances, these two films will never reach the Yippeee status. So I have a proposal here to address this situation. In the face of such stern circumstances, I propose that we introduce a Yippeee variant status – ‘Conditional Yippeee’ – to be indicated as ‘Yc’ in our charts and tables. In such cases, when we come to the conclusion that it is (almost) impossible that one or more songs of a certain film will ever be traced, we may declare that film to be Conditinally Yippeee’d, once all the possibly available songs are accounted for on our blog. The proposal is presented for consideration of the team, and I would request other members to please present their views and comments. In the table above of the week’s status ten years ago, I am provisionally marking these two films as ‘Yc’, pending agreement by the team,

This week we have one more case of a partial missing song in a multi part / multi version scenario. In the case of the film ‘Chaand Mere Aaja’ from 1957. The main theme song of the film – “Chaand Ko Dekho Ji” / “Chaand Mere Aa Ja Re” – has one additional part, identified as the sad version. Details of this part are provided by dear Prakash ji, including the additional lyrics. Just that we as editors have not yet gotten around to update the post itself. In fact, the HFGK listing shows 7 songs, which include this sad version of the song. This sad version of the song is not released on gramophone discs, and is available only from the film itself. My effort is to get this post updated within a day, and be able to change the pending status of this film from ‘0.5’ to ‘0’. And by the way, the Geet Kosh listing has one incomplete information relating to this song. It lists Lata Mangeshkar as the singer of this part. However, as we view the video, we find that this part is in the voices of both Rafi Sb and Lata ji.

Let me come to the song for today. This discussion on errors and limitations has become quite long. I also wanted to write about the film ‘Doctor’ of 1941 and the related info error in the Geet Kosh. I encountered this error the previous week. But I will write about it in the next episode of this series.

‘Hercules’ of 1964, has quite a dubious distinction to note. The first song, the debut of this film, came on board on 18th September, 2010. Today, I bring on board the second song of this film. Interesting that this film has been in hibernation for a full decade, despite the fact that there are some wonderful songs pending for this film. As is evidenced by the song in this post – a Helen dance song in a royal darbaar setting. The words come from the pen of Anand Bakshi, the music is from the mind of N Datta and the singing voice is Asha Bhosle. On screen we see Dara Singh, as Hercules, in chains, possibly being prepared for execution. Other actors we see in this not so clear a video clip, are Nishi, BM Vyas, Maruti Rao, Leela Misra, P Kailash and Indira Billi.

Helen’s performance is her usual self – so wonderfully elegant and graceful, even as she gives a sensuous performance. The ease with which she is coordinating the dance movements, the lip syncing, the facial expressions et al – she is a master class all by herself.

I request the readers to please do comment on the proposed ’Conditional Yippeee’ status and the associated notation introduced in this week’s chart. Thanks.

Video

Audio

Song – Na. . . Idhar Dekhna, Na. . . Udhar Dekhna  (Hercules) (1964) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – N Datta

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
idhar dekhnaa..aaa..aaa
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
udhar dekhnaa..aaa
kya ishaara
karegi
nazar dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae

kaun jaane
ke kya hona hai
muskuraana
ke mujhe rona hai
aaj ki shab
soch le mehfil
jaagnaa hai
ke bas sona hai
aankh lag
jaaye naa
bekhabar dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
idhar dekhnaa..aaa..aaa
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
udhar dekhnaa..aaa
kya ishaara
karegi
nazar dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae

hum ne maana
ke sau pehre hain
ye andhere
bade gehre hain
saamne tez aftaabon ke
ye andhere
kabhi thehre hain
muskuraa
ke rahegi
seher dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
idhar dekhnaa..aaa..aaa
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
udhar dekhnaa..aaa
kya ishaara
karegi
nazar dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae

aasmaan se
khabar aayi hai
ke qayaamat
idhar aayi hai
sab gunehgaar
kaanp utthe hain yoon
maut shaayad
nazar aayi hai
main jidhar
dekhoon saa..aare udhar dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
idhar dekhnaa..aaa..aaa
naa..aaa..aaa..aaaa
udhar dekhnaa..aaa
kya ishaara
karegi
nazar dekhna
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai
dekhna kya hota hai ae ae

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
इधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
उधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
क्या इशारा
करेगी
नज़र देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए

कौन जाने
के क्या होना है
मुसकुराना
के मुझे रोना है
आज की शब
सोच ले महफिल
जागना है
के बस सोना है
आँख लग
जाये ना
बेखबर देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
इधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
उधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
क्या इशारा
करेगी
नज़र देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए

हमने माना
के सौ पहरे हैं
ये अंधेरे
बड़े गहरे हैं
सामना तेज़ आफ़ताबों के
ये अंधेरे
कभी ठहरे हैं
मुस्कुरा
के रहेगी
सहर देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
इधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
उधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
क्या इशारा
करेगी
नज़र देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए

आसमां से
खबर आई है
के क़यामत
इधर आई है
सब गुनहगार
काँप उठे हैं यूं
मौत शायद
नज़र आई है
मैं जिधर
देखूँ सा॰॰आरे उधर देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
इधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
ना॰॰आs॰॰आs॰॰आs
उधर देखना॰॰आs॰॰आs
क्या इशारा
करेगी
नज़र देखना
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है
देखना क्या होता है ए ए


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.

Blog Day :

4435 Post No. : 15873

Today 8th September is eighty-seventh birth anniversary (born on 8th September’1933) of Asha Bhonsle. On this occasion as we wish her a very ‘happy birthday’ today and a healthy and peaceful life ahead, we are also going to enjoy a song sung by her.

This melodious song is from a lesser known movie ‘Jaadui Angoothhi-1964’.

‘Jaadui Angoothhi-1964’ alias ‘Magic Ring’ was directed by A.M. Khan for ‘A.M. Khan Productions, Bombay’. It had Chitra, Manhar Desai, Sheri, Krishnakumari, S.K. Shyam, Anil Kashmiri, Jilani, Uma Khosla, Violet, Ameerbai Karnataki, Sujata, Saroj, Sabina, Balwant Sharma, Kallan, Bagla, Chaman, Deva Kumari, Kanta Kumari and Polsan and others.

This movie had five songs composed by Suresh Kumar. Lyrics were written by Anjaan and Zafar Rahi. (HFGK mentions Anjaan and Zafar Rahi for one song each on the movie details’ page of this movie and adds in ‘addenda’ it further mentions Zafar Rahi as lyricist for song number three. I guess that all other songs are written by Anjaan so it mmeans three songs were penned by Anjaan and two by Zafar Rahi).

Story and screenplay of this movie was written by Munshi Nayaab and dialogues were written by A.K. Khan. Editing of this movie was done by G.G. Patil and he was assisted by Rohi Das

Asha Bhonsle, Mahendra Kapoor, Minoo Purshottam, Sulochana Chawhan, Subir Sen and Kamal Barot have given their voices to the songs in this movie. One song sung by Mahendra Kapoor had been posted on the blog earlier which was written by Zafar Rahi.

One song , Kahaan nazar takraayi has been discussed in the blog on 9 january 2014.

When the first song of this movie was posted more details about the movie were not available. Now the movie itself is available on internet, however I have not watched this movie and would request knowledgeable reader who had watched it to throw more light on this movie and its songs. Also, I am unable to identify the actress performing on this song. I would request readers who can identify her to kindly let us know who this actress is.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and composed by Suresh Kumar as mentioned above. I guess that the lyricist for today’s song is Anjaan.

Let us now enjoy today’s song …


Song-Sanan na na na nan hawa lehraaye (Jaadui Angoothhi)(1964) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-Suresh Kumar

Lyrics

Ho o
Sanan na na na na na na na nan
Hawaa lehraaye
Sana na na na na na na na
Hawaa lehraaye
Haaye re aanchal
Ud ud ud jaaye
Chhanan na na na na na nan
Jiyaa bal khaaye
Haaye re paayal
Gun gun gun gaaye
Sanan na na na na na na na
Hawaa lehraaye

Dar hai mujhko
In raahon mein
Main na kho jaaun oon oon
Aaj to main apni chhaaya
Se bhi sharmaaun
Ye kya hone lagaa
Dil machalne lagaa
Kaise uljhan padi
Sochti hoon khadi
Ho o
Sanan na na na na na na nan
Hawaa lehraaye
Haaye re aanchal
Ud ud ud jaaye
Sanan na na na na na na na
Hawaa lehraaye

Aaj mere
Honthon par kyun
Geet machle jaayen
Main chaloon to
Raaste mein
Phool bikhre jaayen ae
Koi mujhse kahe
Kya huaa hai mujhe
Aankh jhukti hai kyun
Saans rukti hai kyun
Raaz aisa hai kya
Dil ye samjhe naa
Samjhe naa
Samjhe naa
Ho o
Sanan na na na na na na nan
Hawaa lehraaye
Haaye re aanchal
Ud ud ud jaaye
Chhanan na na na na nan
Jiya bal khaaye
Haaye re paayal
Gun gun gaaye
Sanan na na na na na na na
Hawaa lehraaye

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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हो ओ
सन न न न न न न न न न`न
हवा लहराए
सन न न न न न न
हवा लहराए
हाए रे आँचल
उड़ उड़ उड़ जाए
छनन न न न न न न`न
जिया बल खाए
हाए रे पायल
गुन गुन गुन गाए
सन न न न न न न न न
हवा लहराए

डर है मुझको
इन राहों में
मैं ना खो जाऊं
आज तो मैं अपनी छाया
से भी शरमाऊं
ये क्या होने लगा
दिल मचलने लगा
कैसे उलझन पड़ी
सोचती हूँ खड़ी
हो ओ
सन न न न न न न न न न`न
हवा लहराए
हाए रे आँचल
उड़ उड़ उड़ जाए
सन न न न न न न
हवा लहराए

आज मेरे
होंठों पर क्यूँ
गीत मचले जाएँ
मैं चलूँ तो रास्ते में
फूल बिखरे जाएँ ऐ
कोई मुझसे कहे
क्या हुआ है मुझे
आँख झुकती है क्यूँ
साँस रूकती है क्यूँ
राज़ ऐसा है क्या
दिल ये समझे ना
समझे ना
समझे ना

हो ओ
सन न न न न न न न न न`न
हवा लहराए
हाए रे आँचल
उड़ उड़ उड़ जाए
छनन न न न न न न`न
जिया बल खाए
हाए रे पायल
गुन गुन गुन गाए
सन न न न न न न न न न`न
हवा लहराए


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Blog Day :

4384 Post No. : 15741

Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 42
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From the three movies eligible for the ‘blog ten-year’ challenge today, we have already represented one today in the morning and taking this another one to add to the celebrations for today. This song is from the 1964 movie ‘Phoolon Ki Sej’ and it is sung by Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. This song is picturised on Mehmood and Shubha Khote, where the two lovers are singing and enjoying in their ‘famous’ style 😊

As mentioned in the earlier post total four songs were represented on the blog on 19.07.2010 including a song from this movie ‘Phoolon Ki Sej’ (1964).

Song  Movie title-Year  Remarks
 Aaj Hamen Ban Behad Bhaata  Amar Jyoti (1936)  06 songs posted
 Sataayega Kise Tu Aasmaan Jab Hum Nahin Honge  Sheesham (1952)  07 songs posted
 Main Rickshaw Waala  Chhoti Behen (1959)  All songs covered
 Aayegaa Koi Hamraaz Mere Pyaar Ka  Phoolon Ki Sej (1964)  05 songs posted

Two of the above listed films, i.e. ‘Amar Jyoti’ (1936) and ‘Phoolon Ki Sejh’ had made their debut on the blog that day.

‘Phoolon Ki Sej’ has total nine songs (including one three-part song) which are all written by Hasrat Jaipuri. Music for this movie is composed by Aadi Narayan Rao. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, Mukesh and Manna Dey had given their voices to the songs in this movie. So far, the following songs from ‘Phoolon Ki Sej’ have been posted on the blog;

Song  Posted On
 Aayegaa Koi Hamraaz Mere Pyaar Ka  19.07.2010
 Aa Tu Aa Zara Dil Mein Aa  06.07.2012
 Taaron Ki Aankhon Ka Taraa Tu  07.04.2013
 Aa Bhi Ja Rasiya  09.06.2014
 Jaane Mujhe Kya Ho Gaya  14.08.2017

Seven songs of this film have already been covered on the blog, including the multiple version song ‘Taaron Ki Aankhon Ka Taara Tu’. So now, song are now left to be covered. One song being posted today will leave this movie only one short of ‘Yippeeee Land’ 😊

When I checked the earlier song posts of this movie, I noted that one song from this movie Aa Bhi Ja Rasiya was covered by our respected late Bharatbhai under his ‘Raag Maalikaa’ series (this was song number 12 in that series).

On this day today when our blog is celebrating 12th birth anniversary I take this opportunity to remember and pay our tributes to Bharatbhai who is not with us this year to celebrate this occasion. We all miss him today.

But I am sure wherever he is, he is enjoying this ‘musical journey’ and showering his blessings to this blog and on all ‘Atulites’ today.

Lyrics for the today’s song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Let us now enjoy the today’s song …

Song – Pyaar Ko, Madhur Madhur Iqraar Ko, Arre Ye Duniya Kya Jaane (Phoolon Ki Sej) (1964) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Hasrat Jaipuri, MD – Adi Narayan Rao

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

pyaar ko
madhur madhur iqraar ko

arre ye duniya kya jaane ae
ke hum to parwaane
bade hi mastaane ae
tumhaare deewaane

jhoomke
hansi khushi se jhoomke
miley nazar ke paimaane ae
wafaa ke afsaane
ke hum bhi deewaane ae
tumhaare parwaane

tum jo miley to
miley hain do jahaan
ke reh gayi duniya
jahaan thi wahaan
achchaa
arrey tum jo miley to
miley hain do jahaan
ke reh gayi duniya
jahaan thi wahaan
hamaari tumhaari amar dastaan
hamaari tumhaari amar dastaan
ho jhoomke
hansi khushi se jhoomke
miley nazar ke paimaane ae
wafaa ke afsaane
ke hum bhi deewaane ae
tumhaare parwaane

chaand nahin dekhoon
naa dekhoon aasmaan
baat hai jo tujh mein
woh un mein kahaan
waah waah
chaand nahin dekhoon
naa dekhoon aasmaan
baat hai jo tujh mein
woh unn mein kahaan
tumhaare hi dam se nazaare jawaan
tumhaare hi dam se nazaare jawaan
ho pyaar ko
madhur madhur iqraar ko
arre ye duniyaa kyaa jaane
ke hum to parwaane
bade hi mastaane ae
tumhaare deewaane ae

lo ab to giraa do
ada ki bijliyaan
ke main to sharmaaun
kahegaa kya samaa
haaye
ab to giraa do
adaa ki bijliyaan
ke main to sharmaaun
kahegaa kya samaa aa
jalegi ye duniya
mere meharbaan
jalegi ye duniya
mere meharbaan
ho o jhoomke
hansi khushi se jhoomke
miley  nazar ke paimaane ae
wafaa ke afsaane
ke hum bhi deewaane ae
tumhaare parwaane

pyaar ko
madhur madhur iqraar ko
arre ye duniyaa kya jaane
ke hum to parwaane
bade hi mastaane ae
tumhaare deewaane ae

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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प्यार को
मधुर मधुर इक़रार को
अरे ये दुनिया क्या जाने
के हम तो परवाने
बड़े ही मस्ताने
तुम्हारे दीवाने

झूम के
हंसी खुशी से झूम के
मिले नज़र के पैमाने
वफा के अफसाने
के हम भी दीवाने
तुम्हारे परवाने

तुम जो मिले तो
मिले हैं दो जहाँ
के रह गई दुनिया
जहाँ थी वहाँ
अच्छा
अरे तुम जो मिले तो
मिले हैं दो जहाँ
के रह गई दुनिया
जहाँ थी वहाँ
हमारी तुम्हारी अमर दास्तां
हमारी तुम्हारी अमर दास्तां
हो झूम के
हंसी खुशी से झूम के
मिले नज़र के पैमाने
वफा के अफसाने
के हम भी दीवाने
तुम्हारे परवाने

चाँद नहीं देखूँ
ना देखूँ आसमान
बात है जो तुझ में
वो उन में कहाँ
वाह वाह
चाँद नहीं देखूँ
ना देखूँ आसमान
बात है जो तुझ में
वो उन में कहाँ
तुम्हारे ही दम से नज़ारे जवां
तुम्हारे ही दम से नज़ारे जवां
हो प्यार को
मधुर मधुर इक़रार को
अरे ये दुनिया क्या जाने
के हम तो परवाने
बड़े ही मस्ताने
तुम्हारे दीवाने

लो अब तो गिरा दो
अदा की बिजलीयाँ
के मैं तो शरमाऊँ
कहेगा क्या समा
हाय अब तो गिरा दो
अदा की बिजलीयाँ
के मैं तो शरमाऊँ
कहेगा क्या समा
जलेगी ये दुनिया
मेरे मेहरबान
जलेगी ये दुनिया
मेरे मेहरबान

हो झूम के
हंसी खुशी से झूम के
मिले नज़र के पैमाने
वफा के अफसाने
के हम भी दीवाने
तुम्हारे परवाने

प्यार को
मधुर मधुर इक़रार को
अरे ये दुनिया क्या जाने
के हम तो परवाने
बड़े ही मस्ताने
तुम्हारे दीवाने


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Blog Day :

4370 Post No. : 15703

“Mahasati Behula”(1964) was directed by Shanti Kumar for Adarshlok, Bombay. The movie had Mahipal, Jaimala, Lalita Pawar, Niranjan Sharma, Ulhas, Mridula etc in it.

This by now forgotten mythological movie had nine songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Today (5 July 2020) is the 38th remembrance day of Bharat Vyas (6 January 1918-5 July 1982 ). As a tribute to this legendary lyricist, who worked mostly in mythological movies, here is another song from “Mahasati Behula”(1964).

Like the first song, this song too is a duet which is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Mukesh. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Shivram.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. My guess is that this song is picturised on Mahipal and Jaimala.

This song mentions “poonam ka chaand” and that makes this song a topical song, seeing that today is poornima (guru poornima). In addition, today this poonam ka chaand is also figuring in a chandragrahan, the third chandragrahan for the year 2020.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Chamke chaand poonam ka (Mahasati Behula)(1964) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Mukesh, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Pt Shivram
Both

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Hum tum sang jab milte
Badle rang mausam ka

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa aa
Aa aa aa
Aa aa aa

Do man magan jab naache
Pariyon ke ghunghar baaje

Priyatam mere rang raache
Sapne hue sab saanche
Ghunghat
Aa aa aa aa aa
Ghunghat ude resham ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Hum tum sang jab milte
Badle rang mausam ka

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Aa aa aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm

Jab tak hain chaand sitaare
Honge nahin hum nyaare
Ganga ki hum lehren hain
Jamuna ke hum hain kinaare
Sangam
Aa aa aa aa
aa aa
Sangam hai apne milan ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Hum tum sang jab milte
Badle rang mausam ka

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Aa aa aa aa aa
Hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm

Sapnon mein tum ho chhaaye
Dhadkan mein tum hi samaaye
Duniya ne jaal bichhaaye
Hum tum bichhad na paaye

Goonje
Aa aa aa aa aa aa
Goonje geet sargam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka
Hum tum sang jab milte
Badle rang mausam ka

Chamke chaand poonam ka
Chhalke pyaar shabnam ka


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Blog Day :

4369 Post No. : 15701

“Zindagi”(1964) was written produced and directed by Ramanand Sagar for Gemini Productions, Madras. This movie had Raj Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Helen, Mehmood, Prithviraj Chauhan, Jeevan, Dhumal, Jayant, Kanhaiyalal, Hiralal, Master Shahid, Leela Chitnis, Pushpavalli(Actress Rekha`s mother), Baby Farida & “Honey”, Mumtaz Begum, Moolchand, Nirupa Roy, Satyajeet etc in it.

The movie had 13 songs in it. Nine songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Last year, on 30 august 2019, we had covered an expectant mother song, viz Ek naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai. Today, some ten months later, we find Vyjyanti Mala, the expectant mother in that song, seeking to abandon that child, while Prithviraj Kapoor is also visible in the picturisation. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the circumstances that are depicted in the picturisation of this song,

The song is sung by Lata. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Shankar Jaikishan.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Pyaar ki dulhan sada suhaagan (Zindagi)(1964) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

pyaar ki dulhan sada suhaagan
kabhi na widhwa hoye
jeewan maran se upar rishta
janam janam ka hoye

pyaar ki dulhan sada suhaagan
kabhi na widhwa hoye
jeewan maran se upar rishta
janam janam ka hoye
janam janam ka hoye

o chain mere dil ke
mere ghar ki raushni
tere to maa ka doodh
ye hai aakhiri ghadi
poochhe agar zamaana
teri ma kidhar gayi
kehna ke mere baaba se milne chali gayi
kehna ke mere baaba se milne chali gayi

ab na maa hoon main kisi ki
na bahu na beti
teri jogan hoon
tere paas chali aati hoon
teri yaadon ko liye
saath chali aati hoon
teri yaadon ko liye
saath chali aati hoon


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

Blog Day: 4331 Post No.: 15625

Today, May 27, 2020 is the 56th Remembrance Day of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. I also remember this day for two other reasons. First, it was the day when my SSC result was out in the morning and second, I had to attend my maternal uncle’s marriage. That day was almost like current lockdown situation except that the trains were running and we could go out. A pall of gloom was visible on almost every one’s faces I met at the marriage. The question in their mind was ‘After Nehru, Who?

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was a visionary and the architect of modern India. For a newly independent country, charting of a growth path was necessary. The policies were directed towards creating infrastructure facilities like construction of major dams, power plants and setting up of heavy industries like steel plants, engineering and chemicals. Higher educational institutes like Indian Institute of Technologies (IITs), the Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and other scientific institutes like All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMs) were set up. He was also the architect of non-alignment movement during the cold-war years.

There were also brickbats for Pandit Nehru’s policies. His handling of Kashmir issue in 1948 and his China policies were highly criticised. Also, the food crisis in the 1960s were blamed for not giving importance to the agricultural sector in the Five-year plans. The foremost critics of Nehruvian policies in those days were Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia of Socialist Party, Hem Barua, H V Kamath and Barrister Nath Pai of Praja Socialist Party, Balraj Madhok of Jan Sangh and Hiren Mukherjee of Communist Party of India. Despite their relatively much lower number of seats in the parliaments, they were forces to reckon with as the leaders from the opposition parties.

I remember in my teen that during the parliament sessions that the newspapers will carry front-page news of the criticism of Government’s policies by one or more of the names of the leaders I mentioned above. Some of these names may not ring bell to the new generations. Most of them were good orators. It was the charismatic presence of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who aptly handled heated debate upholding the democratic norms in the parliament.

After the General Election of 1957, one more strong critic of Pandit Nehru’s policies entered the Lok Sabha. He was 33-year old Atal Bihari Vajpayee of Jan Sangh. There used to be heated arguments between the young Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pandit Nehru in Lok Sabha. One of the anecdotes which Atal Bihari Vajpayee revealed during a ‘no confidence’ motion against his Government in 1996, proves that despite serious differences, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s admired Atal ji’s performance in the Lok Sabha. Let us read in Vajpayee’s own words which he spoke in Hindi (translated by me in English):

Once during the heated debate in the Lok Sabha, I told Nehru ji that he had a mixed personality in which he was both Churchill and Chamberlain (former prime ministers of the U K – first was supposed to be hawkish and the second dovish in crisis management). Nehru ji did not get angry. In the evening, I attended at a function organised for a visiting foreign dignitary. At the venue, Nehru ji saw me and called at his place to complement me for my rousing speech of that day in the Lok Sabha. He took me to one of the foreign dignitaries and introduced me by saying ‘he is a young leader from the opposition who always criticises me, but I see in him a great future’.

And what a great statesman Atal Bihari was as well. In 1977, when Atal Bihari Vajpayee became the Foreign Minister, he came to South Block to take charge of his ministry. While walking in the lobby of his office, he noticed that Nehru ji’s portrait was missing from the wall. He called his officials and asked them as to what happened to the portrait. There was no answer. After some time, he found that Nehru ji’ portrait was back in its place. Both these anecdotes indicate the greatness of both these leaders and their relationship in which there was no malice despite serious political differences.

Some of the IPTA members belonging to Hindi film fraternity were also the critics of the Nehruvian policies. Majrooh Sultanpuri in 1948 wrote a poem calling Pandit Nahru a stooge of Hitler and the slave of the Commonwealth for which he was arrested in 1949 by the then Chief Minister of Bombay State, Morarji Desai. Sahir Ludhianvi’s satirical song, cheen o arab hamaara hindustaan hamaara had an implicit criticism of the Government’s policies for widening the gap between ‘haves’ and ‘haves not’.

Shailendra was also the critics of Nehru. He had written a sarcastic poem on Nehru’s visit to the UK in June 1953 to attend the coronation ceremony of Queen Elizabeth. In today’s scenario, probably, Shailendra would have become a persona non grata in South Block. But with Pandit Nehru, it was different. The following anecdote which I read on the facebook page of Dinesh Shankar Shailendra, the youngest son of Shailendra, throws some light which indicates that Pandit Nehru had no malice towards his critics.

Sometime after the Chinese aggression in October 1962, Pandit Nehru invited some members of Indian Film Industry to Delhi to personally thank them for doing programmes for the Indian Army to boost their moral and also raise funds. Raj Kapoor with his core team comprising Shankar-Jaikishan, Mukesh, Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra were also the guests. All the guests were waiting at the venue but Nehru ji got delayed. A bored Shailendra told Raj Kapoor that he was tired of waiting and would like to go back to his hotel room. He also said that there were so many important guests and he would not be missed. Raj Kapoor agreed.

After some time, Pandit Nehru arrived and personally met all his guests. While talking to Raj Kapoor, Pandit Nehru suddenly asked ‘Where is Shailendra? – the man who wrote hothon pe sachchaayi rehti hai, jis desh mein ganga behti hai. Raj Kapoor was in a quandary. He immediately sent Shankar to bring Shailendra from his hotel room which he did. A relieved Raj Kapoor proudly introduced Shailendra to Pandit Nehru who insisted getting photographed exclusively with Shailendra. Nehru ji told Shailendra that he would personally sign the picture and send it to him which he did.

It was, therefore, no surprise that the finest tributes to Pandit Nehru following his death on May 27, 1964 came from his critics. After reading them, I feel that they have all come from the bottom of their hearts and also out of immense respect for him. Kaifi Azmi wrote a heart-felt song, meri aawaaz suno, pyaar ka raag suno for ‘Naunihaal’ (1967). He also wrote a nazm, Nehru in 1964. Sahir Ludhianvi wrote a nazm, Jawaharlal Nehru soon after the death of Pandit Nehru.

Pandit Nehru was a great admirer of Hindi and Urdu poetry. He was a fan of poets like Josh Malihabadi, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Suryakant Tripathi Nirala and Harivanshrai Bachchan with whom he used to interact with them on poetry. There are anecdotes on Pandit Nehru’s friendship with these poets which also reveal that Pandit Nehru took criticism from his friends without malice towards them.

Pandit Nehru was instrumental in setting up of Children’s Film Society of India in 1955. He had invited Kidar Sharma to direct the first film for the children, ‘Jaldeep’ (1956). The film won the award of the best film under children’s film category at Cannes Film Festival in 1957. For the next children’s film, ‘Bachhon Se Baaten’ (1957), Kidar Sharma requested Nehru ji as a part of the film. One can say that Pandit Nehru acted in a film where he was the main actor. [Source: Kidar Sharma’s autobiography, ‘One And Lonely Kidar Sharma’ (2002)].

Shailendra wrote a non-film song as a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru. On the occasion of the 56th Remembrance Day of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, I am presenting the same non-film song ‘phool khilega baaghon mein’ (1964) which is rendered by Mukesh. The song is set to music by Shankar-Jaikishan.

Audio Clip:

Song-Phool khilega baaghon mein jab tak ghulaab hai pyaara (Mukesh NFS)(1964) Singer-Mukesh, Unknown voie, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Chorus
Chorus + Mukesh

Lyrics

Chacha Nehru
amar rahen
Chacha Nehru
amar rahen
Chacha Nehru
amar rahen

phool khilega baaghon mein
jab tak gulaab kaa pyaara
tab tak zinda hai dharti par
Nehru naam tumhaara
jab tak hai iss jag mein
chanda suraj kaa ujiyaara
tab tak zinda hai dharti par chaacha naam tumhaara

humko hai dukh humne kho daala apna humjholi
jiske saath deewaali thhi uske sang khelen holi
kaun bada ab hum jaise ban ke khilwaad karega
pyaar karega jhagdega jhoothi taqraar karega
khilega jag ke aangan mein
jab tak bachpan pyaara
tab tak zinda hai dharti par chaacha naam tumhaara

kaun manga kar dega humko bhaalu haathi cheete
bachpan ke din apne to bachpan se pehle beete
kaun hamen chitti likhega pyaar bhari bhaasha mein
haay tumhen bhi hum likh paate kaash aur tum jeete
jab tak bachche muskaayenge youn nirmal jaldhaara
tab tak zinda hai dharti par chaacha naam tumhaara

wo muskaan hamaare jaisi hriday jeetne waali
wo gussa jo sheetal hai jaise barkha matwaali
wo ghudki jo sikhlaati hai sabak yaad kar lena
wo baaten jaise bikhraaye phool phool ki daali
yaad aayengi jab tak dukh mein degi yaad sahaara
tab tak zinda hai dharti par chaacha naam tumhaara

phool khilega baaghon mein jab tak gulaab ka pyaara
tab tak zinda hai dharti par chaacha naam tumhaara

chale gaye ho lekin lagta hai tum yahin chhupe ho
jaise hum bachchon se aankh micholi khel rahe ho
bagiyaa ke phoolon mein bikhri hai muskaan tumhaari
nadiyon ke sang chalte ho parvat ke saath khade ho
jab tak baaki hai duniya mein jo kuchh bhi hai pyaara
tab tak zinda hai dharti par chaacha naam tumhaara

kabhi na bhoolenge hum tumne itna pyaar diya hai
kabhi na murjhaayega tumne jo gulzaar diya hai
hamen tumhaari yaadon ki saugandh ke hum bachche bhi
yogya banenge uske tumne jo sansaar diya hai
jab tak mehnat ke haathon jaayega vishwa sanwaara
tab tak zinda hai dharti par chaacha naam tumhaara

hum sachche insaan banen
hum dost banen vishwaasi
hum chaahe jo hon pahle hon achchhe Bharatwaasi
kabhi na ho ab jung zameen par
desh rahen sab mil kar
jung ek hi ho duniya mein
bhookh rog aur dukh par
jab tak bahti hai is duniya mein Ganga ki dhaara
tab tak zinda hai dharti par chaacha naam tumhaara
phool khilega baaghon mein
jab tak gulaab kaa pyaara
tab tak zinda hai dharti par
chaacha naam tumhaara
tab tak zinda hai dharti par
chaacha naam tumhaara
tab tak zinda hai dharti par
chaacha naam tumhaara


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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4288 Post No. : 15537

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 20
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One of the movies eligible for ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ today on 14.04.2020 is ‘Zindagi-1964’. The other movie is ‘Sardaar-1955’.

As many as five songs were posted on this dayn ten years ago (14.04.2010) on the blog as per details given below;

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Muskuraa laadle muskuraa Zindagi-1964 08 of 12 songs posted
Muqaddar aajmaanaa chaahtaa hoon Door Ki Aawaaz-1964 All songs covered
Barkha ki raat mein he ho haa Sardaar-1955 06 of 09 songs posted
Dil e naadaan tujhe huaa kya hai Mirza Ghalib-1954 All songs covered
Hain sabse madhur wo geet Patita-1953 All songs covered

I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Zindagi-1964’. I had watched this movie during my stay at Parli-Vaijnath from 1985 to 1988.

So far, the following songs from “Zindagi-1964” have been posted on the blog;

Song Posted On
Ham pyaar ka saudaa karte hai ik baar 29.05.2009
Muskuraa laadle muskuraa 14.04.2010
Pehle miley thhey sapnon mein 31.07.2011
Hamne Jafaa na seekhi 06.02.2012
Ghungharwaa moraa chham chham baaje 24.02.2012
Ham dil ka kanwal denge jisko 28.09.2015
Ek naye mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai 30.08.2019

I always associate this movie name with the song ‘Hamne jafaa na seekhi’. Other songs which are familiar to me are ‘ghunghrwaa moraa chham chham baaje’ (because of Mehmood) and ‘pehle miley thhey sapnon mein’. I had forgotten the other songs of this movie.

So, when I saw this movie still pending for ‘Yippeeee’ and due for ‘Blog ten-year challenge’ I checked its pending songs in HFGK and come across the today’s song which appeared to me as ‘new’ since it is not heard frequently. It is not a full song but can be called as a ‘longer snippet’ ( 🙂 ).

This is duet song sung by Mohd Rafi and Asha Bhonsle and written by Hasrat Jaipuri.

HFGK mentioned a ‘special note’ that Hasrat Jaipuri himself had confirmed about his penning this song.

This movie had total twelve songs (including one two-part song, which is already covered on the blog).

Music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan.

Today’s song is picturized on Rajendra Kumar and Vaijayantimala.

Let us now enjoy today’s song ….

Video

Song-Aaj Bhagwaan ke charnon mein (Zindagi)(1964) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Shankar Jaikishan
Both

Lyrics

aaj bhagwan ke charnon mein
jhukaa kar sar ko
Umr bhar saath nibhaane ki qasam khaate hain
raah jeewan ki ho ya maut ki manzil saathi
har jagah saath hi jaane ki qasam khaate hain

aasmaan toote ya
phat jaaye zameen ka seenaa aa
pyaar ka mahal banaane ki qasam khaate hain …

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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आज भगवान् के चरणों में
झुका कर सर को
उम्र भर साथ निभाने की
क़सम खाते हैं
राह जीवन की हो या
मौत की मंज़िल साथी
हर जगह साथ निभाने की
क़सम खाते हैं

आसमान टूटे या
फट जाए ज़मीन का सीना आ
प्यार का महल बनाने की
क़सम खाते हैं …


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4276

Although not listed in the anniversaries list on our blog, a message yesterday from Mahesh ji reminded that it was the remembrance day of the music director Robin Chatterji. Some more discussion followed in which it was mentioned that Rafi Sb had never sung under the  baton of this music director. Something tickled in the memory and I searched through the Geet Kosh listings and my collection, coming up with this wonderful solo of Rafi Sb, that he has sung for Robin Chatterjee, in a Bhojpuri film.

Remembering Robin Chatterjee on the anniversary of his passing away (2nd April, 1976).

As is the fate of many such lesser known and lesser appreciated artists, there is very little information available about him. His date of birth is recorded as 8th January, 1914. No details about his family or early years is available. One name is available – his first teacher of classical music was Keshab Ganesh Dhekan. Robin started his career with the venerable New Theatres, in their music department. He sang in the chorus line for NT films like ‘Adhikar’ (1938).

Some records indicate that worked as an assistant to music director Anupam Ghatak. He and Anupam had learnt music from the same teacher (KH Dhekan). Apparently he assisted Anupam Ghatak with some of his films during 1939-40.

Information about his earliest films as an independent music director is not very specific. Based on Geet Kosh listings, the first Hindi film where we see his name appear as a music director is ‘Raaj Lakshmi’ (1945). Listings show that he shared the music direction responsibility for this film with Dhiren Mitra. This film was produced under the banner of MP Productions, Calcutta (now Kolkata). This film has the distinction of being the debut film for Talat Mehmood, as a singer in Hindi films. Prior to this, he had sung under the pseudonym of Tapan Kumar, all recordings being for Bangla films or for non-film Hindi and Bangla songs. The debut solo songs for him in this film are “Jaago Musaafir Jaago, Kholo Mann Ka Dwaar” and “Tu Sun Le Matwaale”.

Browsing through the Geet Kosh, we find the following films listed with his name as the music director –

‘Raj Laxmi’ (1945) (w Dhiren Mitra)
‘Tum Aur Main’ (1947)
‘Wo Dono’ (1947)
‘Sabyasachi’ (1948)
‘Ratnadeep’ (1952)
‘Firdaus’ (1953) (w Roshan)
‘Pehli Shaadi’ (1953)
‘Afreeka’ (1954)
‘Majboori’ (1954)
‘Shobhaa’ (1954)
‘Dhaake Ki Malmal’ (1956) (w OP Nayyar)
‘Saiyan Se Bhaile Milanva’ (1964)
‘Chimni Ka Dhuaan’ (1973)

and possiblye ‘Miss Toofaan Mail’ (1958), for which the name of the music director is given simply as Robin.

Of these, the credits for ‘Raj Lakshmi’ are shared with Dhiren Mitra, for ‘Firdaus’ are shared with Roshan and for ‘Dhaake Ki Malmal’ are shared with OP Nayyar. The film ‘Saiyan Se Bhaile Milanva’ is a Bhojpuri film. And the film ‘Chimni Ka Dhuaan’ was probably completed sometimes in the first half of 1960s, but its release was delayed by many years, finally releasing in 1973.

The above list of films shows a career with sizeable gaps. However, there is other information that says he was also active, rather very active in the Bangla film industry, as well as in the non-film and folk song genres. There are more details available about his films in Bangla. He has scored music for many films starring Suchitra Sen, for whom he has preferentially used the voice of Sandhya Mukherjee.

One additional bit of information from my own memory. I do remember seeing the name Robin Chatterjee as the sound recordist in the credits of some films. I am not sure that such credits are referring to the same person – possibly so.

My personal experience, and also preference, is that to appreciate the music and songs of lesser known and lesser discussed artists is to pull together as many songs of such an artist, as possible, and then listen to them at a stretch, within one, two, three sittings. In my humble opinion, this way one gets a much better feel for both the quality and the quantity of the body of work for the artist. This in turn provides a much better and a wider appreciation of his or her work. In my effort to pull together information and body of work about such artists, I find that I have not yet come across a single instance where I may have failed to appreciate the quality of work created by the artist. For that reason, I humbly state that I never will dismiss an artist only because he or she is lesser known and his/her body of work is obscure and not easily accessible. The same has been my experience with the songs tuned and composed by Robin Chatterjee. We already have 24 songs on our blog, for which he is the music director – please check out in case interested.

About this film, there are no details available, other than the name of the production banner – Messers Technicians Enterprise. No listings of actors is available either. Only the name of the music director, the singers and a list of 4 songs is available.

About this film – it is produced under the banner of Messers Technicians Enterprise, and is directed by PL Santoshi. The name should  be very familiar – PL Santoshi has been active in Hindi films as a lyricist, story/screenplay writer, dialogue writer and director, since the mid 1930s, all the way to his passing away in 1978. The star cast is listed as Sujit Kumar, Saeeda Khan, Sabita Chatterjee, Tarun Kumar, Jahar Rai etc. It is a story about the sacrifices the wife (Saeeda Khan) makes to care for and nurse her husband (Sujit Kumar), who is suffering from the memory loss.

The Geet Kosh lists 4 songs for this film. There are two solos by Suman Kalyanpur, one solo by Rafi Sb (today’s presentation), and one duet of Rafi Sb and Sandhya Mukherjee. Although the name of the lyricist is not specifically mentioned in any source, it is very likely that PL Santoshi has most likely written some or all songs of this film. However, it needs to be confirmed.
[Ed Note: PL Santoshi has directed 20+ films during his career, and he has written some or all songs for 15 of them.]

Regardless, it is a naughty, wonderfully playful song of appreciation – appreciation of the beauty of a young belle. Listen and enjoy.

[Acknowledgements: The above article uses information and details from the Geet Kosh, the book ‘Dhunon Ki Yatra’ by Sh Pankaj Raag, the book ‘Cinema Bhojpuri, 2010’ by Avijit Ghosh, and the web page on Anupam Ghatak at Indiancine.ma/wiki. Thanks to Sadanand ji for providing the information about the film, from the book by Avijit Ghosh.]

[Ed Note: I believe that the lyrics in the Bhojpuri dialect are not difficult to follow. As the lines are perused, there may be a little transliteration required for one line. In case there is a comment/request, the transliteration of the full lyrics can be provided. The difficult line maybe, “peear peear galba pa chhitke lallaiya” or “पीयर पीयर गलबा पे छिटके लल्लइया”. In simpler Hindi, the line says “pyaare pyaare peele peele gaalon pe laali chhitki hai” or “प्यारे प्यारे पीले पीले गालों पे लाली छिटकी है”. 🙂 ]
[Ed Note: Thanks to dear AK ji for making the correction in the above transliterated line of lyrics.]

Song – Jabse Dekh Li Suratiya Tohaar Goriya (Sainyan Se Bhaile Milanva) (1964) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – [Unattributed], MD – Robin Chatterjee

Lyrics

jab se dekh li

jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya
ho goriyaa. . .

umariya hai baari patli kamariya
umariya haee. . .
umariya hai baari patli kamariya
najariya hai teekhi kataar goriya
mar gai lee
najariya hai teekhi kataar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya..ha

peear peear galba pa chhitke lallaiya
peear peear
peear peear galba pa chhitke lallaiya
bole to chooe ras dhaar goriya
aa haa
bole to chooe ras dhaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya

hamka lut gaili lut jaee hai nagariya
hamka. . .
hamka lut gaili lut jaee hai nagariya
jaiha na ban tthan bajaar goriya
kaise chalbu
jaiha na ban tthan bajaar goriya
bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
o bas mein na jiyara hamaar goriya
jab se dekh li suratiya tohaar goriya
o goriyaa. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जबसे देख ली

जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया
हो गोरीया॰ ॰ ॰

उमरिया हई बारी पतली कमरिया
उमरिया हई॰ ॰ ॰
उमरिया हई बारी पतली कमरिया
नजरिया है तीखी कटार गोरीया
मर गई ली
नजरिया है तीखी कटार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया॰॰हा

पीयर पीयर गलबा पे छिटके लल्लइया
पीयर पीयर
पीयर पीयर गलबा पे छिटके लल्लइया
बोले तो चूए रस धार गोरीया
आ हा
बोले तो चूए रस धार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया

हमका लुट गईली लुट जई है नगरिया
हमका॰ ॰ ॰
हमका लुट गईली लुट जई है नगरिया
जईहा ना बन ठन बजार गोरीया
कैसे चल्बू
जईहा ना बन ठन बजार गोरीया
बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
ओ बस में ना जियरा हमार गोरीया
जबसे देख ली सुरतिया तोहार गोरीया
हो गोरीया॰ ॰ ॰


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

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Hindi Songs in Bangla Films – 6
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A couple of months’ back, I had come across a Hindi song ‘ruke ruke se kadam’ from a Bangla film, ‘Laal Pathore’ (1964) sung by Mubarak Begum under the music direction of Salil Chowdhury. I could not locate the picturised version of the song. The tune of the song gives me an impression that it is picturised as a mujra song. While it was a new song for me, the ‘mukhda’ of the song sounded familiar to me. Oh! Yes. It was the more famous song, ruke ruke se kadam from ‘Mausam’ (1975) sung by Lata Mangeshkar under the music direction of Madan Mohan. Both the songs have almost the same lyrics which are accredited to Gulzar. So, it is one song, composed in two tunes by two different music directors, depicting two different emotions.

There is a section of the Hindi film music lovers who feels that credit for both the songs should go to Mirza Ghalib as he had originally written this ghazal which Gulzar has merely changed a few words to give an easy understanding of the original words. So, I decided to make a reality check by comparing the original ghazal written by Mirza Gahlib and the versions written by Gulzar for both the films mentioned above.

The original ghazal written by Mirza Ghalib has five she’rs. The ghazal written by Gulzar for the Bangla film ‘Laal Pathore’ (1964) has four she’rs and that for ‘Mausam’ (1975) has three she’rs. Let us compare the she’rs of all the three versions of the ghazal in a tabular form for easy verification as to whether the ‘allegation’ on Gulzar has substance or not.

Original ghazal by Mirza Ghalib Gulzar’s version of the ghazal – ‘Laal Pathore’ (1964) Gulzar’s version of the ghazal – ‘Mausam’ (1975)
Ruke ruke se kadam
ruk ke baar baar chale.Qaraar de ke tere dar se beqaraar chale.
Ruke ruke se kadam
mud ke baar baar chale.Qaraar le ke tere dar se beqaraar chale.
Ruke ruke se kadam
ruk ke baar baar chale.Qaraar le ke tere dar se beqaraar chale
Uthaaye phirte thhe ehsaan jism kaa jaan par.

Chale jahaan se to
ye pairahan uttaar chale.

Uthaaye phirte thhe ehsaan dil kaa seene par.

Tumhaare kadmon mein
ye karz bhi
utaar chale

Uthaaye phirte thhe ehsaan dil kaa seene par.

Le tere kadmon mein
ye karz bhi
utaar chale

Na jaane kaun si mitti watan ki mitti thhi.

Nazar mein dhool jigar mein liye ghubaar chale.

[Not used] [Not used]
Sahar naa aayi kayi baar neend se jaage.

Thhi raat raat ki ye zindagi guzaar chale.

Sahar naa aayi kayi baar aaftaab aaya.

Ham intezaar mein ye raat bhi guzaar chale.

Subah naa aayi kayi baar neend se jaage.

ki ek raat ki ye zindagi guzaar chale

Mili hai shama se ye rasm-e-aashiqui hamko.

Gunaah haath pe le kar gunaahgaar chale.

Shama se seekhi hai ye rasm-e-aashiqui hamne.

Gunaah haath pe le kar gunaahgaar chale.

[Not used]

Note: Bold words indicate changes from the original she’rs.

It will be observed from the above table that Gulzar has made only some cosmetic changes in the original ghazal written by Mirza Ghalib which has been used in the two films mentioned above. Hence, the credit for the two ghazals used in the films should have rightly gone to Mirza Ghalib. I am aware that Gulzar is a great fan of Mirza Ghalib and he had used Mirza Ghalib’s she’rs in a couple of his other songs including dil dhoondhta hai phir wahi fursat ke raat din. So, I thought that he may have given due credit to Mirza Ghalib in his film ‘Mausam’ (1975) for his inspirations. But in the credit title of the film in DVD version, there is no acknowledgement to Mirza Ghalib.

Coming back to the song ‘ruke ruke se kadam mud ke baar baar chale’ from the Bangla film, ‘Laal Pathore’ (1964), as mentioned earlier, this song is not available in the DVD version of the film. I feel that this mujra song may have been partially used in the film. But the full song is available on the record version which was issued by Saregama (then HMV). There is another Hindi song in the film, ‘saans ke zakhm bhar raha hai koi’ written by Gulzar and sung by Manna Dey which is partially used in the film.

‘Laal Pathore’ (1964, Bangla) in which Uttam Kumar, Supriya Devi (Chaudhury) and Srabani Basu acted in main roles was later made in Hindi as ‘Laal Pathar’ (1971) with corresponding roles for Rajkumar, Hema Malini and Rakhi. Both the versions were directed by Sushil Majumdar. While Salil Chowdhury composed the music for Bangla version, Shankar-Jaikishan composed the music for Hindi version.

I was enthralled with the Ghazal King Madan Mohan’s version of the ghazal, ‘ruke ruke se kadam’ from ‘Mausam’ (1975)’ Let us now enjoy Salil Chowdhury’s version of the same ghazal in a different setting.

Lastly, let us also give credit to Mirza Ghalib for the lyrics of both the version of the ghazal along with Gulzar.

Audio link:

Song-Ruke ruke se kadam mud ke baar baar chale (Laal Pathore)(Bangla)(1964) Singer-Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Salil Chaudhary

Lyrics

ruke ruke se kadam mud ke baar baar chale
ruke ruke se kadam mud ke baar baar chale
qaraar le ke tere dar se beqaraar chale
qaraar le ke tere dar se beqaraar chale

sahar naa aayi kayi baar aaftaab aaya
sahar naa aayi kayi baar aaftaab aaya
sahar naa aayi kayi baar aaftaab aaya
ham intezaar mein ye raat bhi guzaar chale
ham intezaar mein ye raat bhi guzaar chale
qaraar le ke tere dar se beqaraar chale

shama se seekhi hai ye rasm-e-aashiqui hamne
shama se seekhi hai ye rasm-e-aashiqui hamne
shama se seekhi hai ye rasm-e-aashiqui hamne
gunaah haath pe le kar gunaahgaar chale
gunaah haath pe le kar gunaahgaar chale
qaraar le ke tere dar se beqaraar chale

uthaaye phirte thhe ehsaan dil kaa seene par
uthaaye phirte thhe ehsaan dil kaa seene par
uthaaye phirte thhe ehsaan dil kaa seene par
tumhaare kadmon mein ye karz bhi utaar chale
tumhaare kadmon mein ye karz bhi utaar chale
qaraar le ke tere dar se beqaraar chale
ruke ruke se kadam mud ke baar baar chale


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