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Blog Day : 4123 Post No. : 15276

“Tyaag”(1976) was Produced by N S Kabir and directed by Deendayaal Sharma for Films and Films Interbnational Production, Bombay. The movie had Sharmila Tagore,Rajesh Khanna,Bindu,Dheeraj Kumar, Master Tito, Sulochana Latkar, Prem Chopra, Mukri, Asit Sen,Murad,Amrit Patel, Tuntun, Kamal Kapoor, Chandrima Bhaduri, Mohan Jerry ,Mahendra Zaveri,Om prakash, Nayim, Billimoria, Anand, Lalita Kumari etc with uest appearances by Bindu, Master Satyajit, Dheeraj, Gurnam Singh, Sona, Raza Murad in it.

This movie was apparently produced by Sharmila Tagore seeing that the producer was her secretary. The movie had the same lead pair as that of the blockbuster “Aradhana”(1969).

“Tyaag”(1976) had five songs in it. One song has been covered in the blog. This movie was one of the last movies with music by S D Burman.

Today (31 october 2019) is the 44th remembrance day of S D Burman (1 October 1906 – 31 October 1975). On this occasion, here is a song from “Tyaag”(1976). This song is sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Burman.

This song, containing the phrase “Kora kaaghaz”, which was there in a song of “Aradhana”(1969) as well, is picturised on Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio (Full)

Video (Partial)

Song-Kore kaaghaz pe likhwaa le (Tyaag)(1976) Singers-Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-S D Burman
Both

Lyrics (Audio link)(Provided by Prakashchandra)

hmmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm
hmm hmmm
aaahaa haaa haaa
aa haa
aaa haaa

ohho ho o
hhaa haaa haa
ae hey hey ae ae he ae ae

kore kaaghaz pe likhwa le
kore kaaghaz pe likhwa le
jiya kiya tere hawaaley
ho ho o o
kore kaaghaz pe likhwa le ae ae
jiya kiyaa tere hawaaley

ho ho o o
kore kaaghaz pe likhwa le

kabhi sochta hoon mere sapnon ki raadhaa
kabhi sochta hoon mere sapnon ki raadhaa
kaanha se nain churaa ke
bhulaa de na waadaa
o Radhaa aa aa
bhula de na waadaa
bade be-imaan hain
bade be-imaan hain tere
naina matwaale
kore kaaghaz pe likhwa le
haan aaan jiya kiyaa tere hawaale
ho ho o
kore kagaz pe likhwa le

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
tera naam mera jeevan
teri preet pooja
tera naam mera jeevan
teri preet pooja
teri yaad bin iss mann mein
nahin koi doojaa rey mitwaa aaa
nahin koi dooja
mujhe bhool jaaye ae
mujhe bhool jaaye ab
ye duniya waale ae
kore kaaghaz pe likhwa le ae ae

jiya kiyaa tere hawaale
ho o o
kore kaaghaz pe

likhwa le
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
(hho ho oo o o o o ae hey hey ae )

badi hi niraali
dil ne likhi ye kahaani
ho o o badi hi niraali
dil ne likhi ye kahaani
galiyon ka raaja
main tu
mehlon ki raani deewaani
mehlon ki raani
ho o o
tere aagey mehlon waaley
tere aagey mehlon waaley
kyaa hain dilwaaley ae

kore kaaghaz pe likhwaa le
jiya kiya tere hawaale
ho o o
kore kaaghaz pe
likhwaa le

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

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I came to know about actress Chhaaya Devi for the first time some time in 2011 when I found her name mentioned in Kidar Sharma’s autobiography, ‘The One And Lonely Kidar Sharma’ (2002) in the context of the shooting of the film ‘Vidyapati’ (1937). At that time, I thought her to be one of many female actors connected with New Theatres who had short acting career. For me, the only female actor of that time who mattered in Kolkata film industry was actor-singer Kanan Devi. What a wrong impression I had about Chhaya Devi when I came to know later that she had a long filmy career of over 5 decades – both in Bangla and Hindi films.

Being born in Bhagalpur and a part of her schooling done in Delhi, Chhaya Devi (1914-27/04/2001) was proficient in Hindi besides her mother tongue, Bengali. Sometime in early 1930s, her family shifted to Kolkata when she was put under the tutelage of K C Dey, the singer and music director. She was trained in Hindustani classical music and sang Khayal and Thumri on All India Radio. She was also trained in Kathak dance. It was on the recommendation of K C Dey that Chhaya Devi got her first bilingual film in Bengali and Hindi under the banner of New Theatres (NT), ‘Sonar Sansaar’/’Sunehra Sansaar’ (1936) which was directed by Devaki Bose.

Chhaya Devi’s next bilingual film for NT in Bengali and Hindi was ‘Vidyapati’ (1937) in which she did the role of Queen Laxmi, which brought her fame. Another NT film, ‘Abhinetri’/’Haar Jeet’ (1940) in which she acted did not find favour with the audience. Outside NT, she did ‘Chowranghee’ (1942) for Fazli Brothers.

After having worked in Kolkata in about 15 films, Chhaya Devi worked in Mumbai with her first film ‘Mera Gaon’ (1942) directed by Sarvottam Badami in which Jairaj was the hero. Probably, she came to Mumbai along with her mentor K C Dey who was the music director for the film. From her filmography, it appears that she had 2-year hiatus from the film industry (1943-45).

From the late 1950s onward, Chhaya Devi had already shifted to doing character roles in films. It is interesting to note that it is during this phase of her career that she became hyper active in doing Bengali films. For example, in the 1960s, she did around 40 films and in the 1970s, the figure was about 30. Her last film was ‘Tomar Rakte Amaar Sohag’ (1993). In all, she worked in about 120 films.

Some of the Hindi films in which Chhaya Devi worked were ‘Sunehra Sansaar’ (1936), ‘Vidyapati’ (1937), ‘Haar Jeet’ (1940), ‘Mera Gaon’ (1942),’Chowranghee’ (1942), ‘Shri Ramanujam’ (1943), ‘Uttara Abhimanyu’ (1946), ‘Ratnadeep’ (1951), ‘Mamta’ (1966), ‘Tu Hi Meri Zindagi’ (1965), ‘Zindagi Zindagi’ (1972), ‘Alaap’ (1977), ‘Rang Birangi’ (1983). These films were mostly bilingual or the remakes of Bengali films.

Recently, I have watched about half a dozen Bengali films directed by Tapan Sinha in which Chhaya Devi had acted in them. I have also watched a few of her other films. What I have realised with my limited exposure to some of her Bengali and Hindi films that Chhaya Devi was a versatile actress. If she was widow, Anandima in ‘Apnajan’ (1968) who is virtually a peacekeeper between two warring groups of unemployed youth, she is equally good in portraying the villainous looking but soft at heart madam (Baijee) in ‘Uttar Falguni’ (1963)/’Mamta’ (1966). Also, her portrayal of a dominating mother was effective in ‘Saat Paake Bandha’ (1963) which was remade in Hindi as ‘Khora Kaagaz’ (1974). In Hindi films, we have Lalita Pawar, Achala Sachdev, Meena Kumari doing their respective specialized roles very convincingly. In my view, Chhaya Devi was ‘three-in-one’ for Bengali films.

Chhaya Devi was not only a talented actress, she was also a good singer. She had the potential to becoming one of the leading singer-actors in Bengali film industry. Alas! It was not to be. While apart from talent, the luck factor plays an import role in making a film artist successful, I feel that in the case of Chhaya Devi, there was another factor which may have put a sort of speed breaker in the early part of her filmy career. And that factor was the successful emergence of actor-singer Kanan Devi, the first female super star of the Indian film industry.

When Chhaya Devi joined the Bengali film industry, Kanan Devi was already on a threshold of becoming a successful actor-singer. Kanan Devi’s stint with NT during 1937-41 and thereafter with M P Productions of P C Barua in 1942-48 did not give Chhaya Devi the much scope to show her histrionic. Incidentally, Chhaya Devi never got opportunity to worked with K L Saigal and also with P C Barua, an eminent director.

One of the Tapan Sinha’s films in which Chhaya Devi has portrayed the role of madam (Baijee) of a brothel was ‘Harmonium’ (1976). In this film, she sings two songs on herself. The film is available for viewing in 5 parts on a video sharing platform. The story in brief as I understood from the film is as under:

In this film, harmonium has been used as props. The harmonium which was first purchased by an aristocrat widower for her daughter for learning music has to be auctioned as the father dies and his estate manager forges his property paper to his name making the daughter orphaned. All through the harmonium’s journey through various section of the society, it is branded as ill luck to the family owning it.

The harmonium now goes to a middle-class home and then to a brothel. The harmonium is used for singing and dancing activities of the brothel. However, a murder takes place in the brothel forcing Baijee to leave the place with the harmonium. Finally, harmonium is bought by a Government officer for his daughter to learn music where the aristocrat’s orphaned daughter is the governess. After seeing the harmonium which was the same as the one bought by her aristocrat father, the governess is painfully reminded of her childhood days and is worried about the ill luck it may bring to the family. The film ends with a song which the governess is teaching to the daughter of Government officer.

As I have mentioned earlier, in this film, Chhaya Devi sings two songs one of which is in Hindi. I am presenting the song ‘armaan kuchh to dil mein tadapte hi rah gaya’. It is a short thumri of less than 2 minutes, written in a ghazal format. The name of the lyricist is not known though in one of the audio clips, the song is attributed to Gulzar saab. But I have not been able to get it confirmed from any other reliable sources. The song has been set to music by Tapan Sinha. I thought that at least the audio clip of SAREGAMA (HMV) may have full song. But it is also of the duration of less than 2 minutes.

This song is one more example of Chhaya Devi’s versatility in acting and singing. Note how nicely she uses the ‘harkat’ and ‘taan’ when she repeats the lines. Also note her gestures, ‘mudras’ and expressions. She may have learnt all these from her training in classical singing and kathak dance training.

Video


Audio Clip:

Song-Armaan kuchh to dil mein tadapte hi rah gaya (Harmonium)(Bangla)(1976) Singer-Chhaaya Devi, MD-Tapan Sinha

Lyrics

aa aa aa
armaan
armaan kuchh to dil mein tadap…a a a
te hi rah gaya aa
te hi rah gaya aa
kuchh aansoo banke
banke
kuchh aansoo banke
banke
aankhon mein…en en en
aaya ke dhal gaya
haay
aaya ke dhal gaya

aa aa aa
karte khuda se ishq gar
aur ban jaayen aur bhi kuchh
bandon ke ishq ne mujhe
ae ae ae ae
banda bana diya
haay
banda bana diya


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Blog Day : 4101 Post No. : 15248

“Kabeela”(1976) was produced and directed by Bholu Khosla for Khosla Enterprises, Bombay. The movie had Feroz Khan,Rekha,Bindu(special appearance),Kamini Kaushal, Imtiaz, Premnath, V.Gopal, Sudhir, Shyamkumar, Manju Bansal, Trilok Kapoor(special appearance), Dhumal, Surendranath, Hiralal, Habib, Dumasia, Nawab, Baby Sonia, Darshan, Rammi, Madan Verley, Jagadish Joshi, Sharad Saxena etc in it.

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

Today (10 october 2019) is the 65th birthday (DoB 10 october 1954) of Rekha. Daughter of Gemini Ganeshan and Pushpawalli, both well known movie actors themselves,

Rekha made her debut in Hindi movies with “Saawan Bhaadon”(1970). The movie was a hit. It was like a batsman hitting a century on debut.

Those were the days when Indian cricketers who scored century on debut failed to score another century in their career. A batsman called Gundappa Vishwanath had scored a century on debut at Kanpur in 1969. Like his predecessors, he struggled to score another century and people thought that his test career was doomed. It took him fourteen more tests and four more years before he scored his second test century in Bombay (in february 1973) and broke a big jinx for Indian test cricketers scoring a test century on debut. Subsequently, batsmen like Azharuddin, Saurav Ganguly, Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma scored centuries on debut and subsequently scored more centuries.

Rekha, after her smashing debut lost her way. Movie critics of those days likened her to Faryal and commented that she was squandering her career like Faryal.

It was during 1978 that Rekha reinvented her in “Ghar”(1978). It was like an ugly duckling has transformed into a swan, with this movie.

And Rekha never looked back since.

On the occasion of her 65th birthday, here is a song from her ugly duckling days, when she was still struggling in Hindi film industry.

This song is sung by Lata. Farooque Kaiser is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised as a background song. Rekha, Feroz Khan.Prem Nath,Hira Lal, Kamini Kaushal and Sharat Saxena are visible in the picturisation.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

We take this opportunity to wish Rekha a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day.

Video

Audio

Song-Do phool zindagi ke hans kar yahaan khile thhe (Kabeela)(1976) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

sajnaaa aa
o sajnaa
o o sajnaa

do phool zindagi ke ae
do phool zindagi ke ae
hans kar yahaan khiley thhe
sajnaa aa aa
o sajnaaa
sajnaa
yeh woh jagah hai
hum tum jahaan miley the ae
do phool zindagi ke
hans kar yahaan khiley thhe

tera der se woh aanaa
mera roothh roothh jaanaa
tera der se woh aanaa
mera roothh roothh jaanaa
tera pyaar se manaanaa
mera toot toot jaanaa
shiqwe thhe woh milan ke
shiqwe thhe woh milan ke
woh pyaar ke giley thhe ae
do phool zindagi ke ae
hans kar yahaan khiley thhe
sajnaa
yeh woh jagah hai
hum tum jahaan miley the ae
do phool zindagi ke
hans kar yahaan khiley thhe ae

aawaaz tere dil ki
raahon se aa rahi hai
aawaaz tere dil ki
raahon se aa rahi hai
khushboo tere badan ki
baahon se aa rahi hai
jaanaa thhaa door ham se
jaanaa thhaa door ham se
kyun pyaar se miley thhe ae
do phool zindagi ke ae
hans kar yahaan khiley thhe
sajnaa aa aa aa
sajnaa aa aa aa
sajnaaa aa
sajnaa aa


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Blog Day : 4046 Post No. : 15175

Am writing this post with a heavy heart.
I never expected that I’d be writing a post on this occasion so soon.
But if we’ve learnt anything about life in all our lives, it is that life is unpredictable.
For all the wonderful advancements that science has made, we still don’t know who will live how long. All we know is that everyone has to go some day.

As it turned out, Independence Day 2019 was the day that Vidya Sinha, well-known heroine of (mainly) the 1970s, had to leave us and go.

When I came across the news on Twitter this (15th August) afternoon, I felt immensely sad. She had passed away in the morning.

A few days earlier I had got the news that she was on ventilator, with lung problems. That news shocked me because I had no idea that she was unwell at all. I had not heard about her for years – and then suddenly, boom, you get news like this.

So today, when I read the news of her death, it was not entirely unexpected. But that doesn’t mean it made me any less sad.

Vidya Sinha was part of my childhood, part of my schooldays.

I’ve often said I am a 1970s boy – which means my school life spanned that decade.

It is also the decade that I have most nostalgic memories of – especially with regard to films and music. In the 1980s, I was busy with higher studies, career, moving places etc – life changed quite a bit. And of course, thereafter, other priorities took over.

So it is the 1970s, and my experiences of that decade, the films I watched, the songs I listened to, that have particularly fond memories for me.

And Vidya Sinha was certainly very much part of those fond memories. As it turned out, the main part of her career was totally in that decade. Though she acted in the 80s too (and even later), I will always associate her with the 1970s.

I will not discuss her personal life – to be honest, I don’t know much about it. I am sure there are many other sources that can, and will, provide this. I will myself learn about it only from them.

This post, written so soon after her passing away, is just to pay her my own personal tribute.

Many who have remarked on her death, have referred to her as having the “girl next door” image in her films. And that’s not entirely off the mark. In many of her films, this was the type of role she played. Both her best-known films, Rajnigandha (1974) and Chhoti Si Baat (1976) portrayed her as a woman who you could easily run into in Bombay at a bus stop, waiting for a BEST bus. Or working in an office. She had that unassuming, down-to-earth image about her.

And it was this image that endeared her to many at that time.

That was the time when Hema Malini was the reigning female superstar. Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh and Raakhee were also popular. Rekha , though not yet the star she was to become, had her fair share of films. Parveen Babi and Reena Roy were beginning to make their mark. Then there were others, like Yogeeta Bali, Moushumi Chatterjee and Sulakshana Pandit, who had their fans too.

Many of these heroines comfortably fitted the requirement of the typical mid-1970s masala film. Stories often had a plot around smuggling, or (if village-based) dacoits. There’d be song-and-dance, a car (or horse) chase, “disguises” – the usual masala stuff. Music was often loud, costumes even louder.

Then you also had the “art” films of the mid-70s. Dominated by Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil.

But there was also room for simple, wholesome entertainment – without the above-mentioned elements. Films of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee specialized in this.

And this is where Vidya Sinha fitted in very comfortably.

She didn’t have a very prolific, or long, career – certainly not by standards of other heroines. She also didn’t have a very wide variety of roles, unlike many other heroines.

But one thing for sure. In almost every film she did, she had a role that you felt was just tailormade for her. Ok, she wasn’t a star like Hema Malini, but the roles themselves needed an understated, non-star type, actor. And no one did that better than Vidya. (In later years, Deepti Naval would do similar roles).

Vidya doesn’t quite get credit for her acting – but I think it could also be because I always felt she didn’t “act”. She just seemed to be natural for her role – you didn’t even notice her “acting”.

In those days, when I was in school, Hema, being the reigning superstar, was the favourite for many of my friends. In trying to be “hatke” :-), I preferred Vidya, Moushumi, Leena C, even Sulakshana. Their films usually had better storylines, I felt.

I’ve seen most of Vidya’s films of the time – she didn’t act in too many.
The ones that I remember are Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1976), Karm (1977), Mukti (1977), Inkaar (1977), Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978), Tumhaare Liye (1978) and Atithee (1978).

I have very fond memories of those times, and of her – which is why it hit harder to hear about her illness, and her death.

She might not be physically around anymore, but her films will remain with us. And memories of her films. I thank her for these at least.

Moving on the song for today, it is from a film Mera Jeevan (1976).

Now this is a film I do not recall seeing. But when I checked the songs, all of them seemed familiar. That’s possibly because at that time, I used to get to listen to a lot of songs, without having any clue about the film. I’d get to hear the song on radio, or through my classmates in school. Or I might even have seen the film at that time, but have no recall of it.

There are 4 songs in this film – of which 3 are already posted. The title song sung by Kishore Kumar “mera jeevan kuchh kaam na aaya” is quite well-known, as is “tera jogi aaya” by Rafisaab. The other song posted already is “Koi mere haathon mein mehendi lagaa de”, sung by Asha Bhosle. I’ve heard this song too in my schooldays.

The song that remains to be posted is “ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare”, sung by Asha Bhosle. From the clip it appears that Vidya Sinha is a teacher at a school, and singing this song to her students.

Lyrics are by MG Hashmat, probably best-known for “mera jeevan koraa kaagaz”. At least, that’s the first time I heard of him.

The song “ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare” is philosophical – talking primarily about life.

Which, given the context of this post, is most apt.

A few lines struck me as particularly poignant

Jeevan khilona hai
Kitna salona hai
Sukh dukh ke aansoo ka
Haar phirona hai
Isi khilone se
Khel rachaana hai
Kya leke aaye the
Kya leke jaana hai

So very true.

We come into this world with nothing, and with nothing we will one day return.

All we leave behind are a legacy, if at all, and memories.

Go well, Vidya Sinha.

Thank you for the memories.

May your soul rest in peace.

Om Shanti.

PS-With this philosophical song, all the songs of “Mera Jeewan”(1976) have been covered in the blog and this movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare(Mera Jeewan)(1976) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-M G Hashmat, MD-Sapan Jagmohan
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa

ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
bolo bolo
hamaare
nahin
uske
jisne hum sab ko banaaya hai
achcha
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare

nadiya ki dhaara ye
badle kinaara ye
thham nahin paaye kyun
behti hi jaaye kyun
kahaan se aati hai
kahaan ko jaati hai
kisne pukaara hai
kiska ishaara hai
ghoome zameen
aur aasmaan
manzil miley
jaane kahaan
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare

jeewan khilauna hai
kitna salona hai
sukh dukh ke aansu ka haar pirona hai
isi khilaune se
khel rachaana hai
kya leke aaye thhe
kya leke jaana hai
baadal kahe
jis ko jahaan
jalte dilon ka hai ye dhuaan
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo chalte hain kis ke sahaare
sadiyon se ghoome hai
kisko ye dhoondhe hai
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare
bolo
chalte hain kis ke sahaare
ye sooraj ye chanda ye taare

bolo
chalte hain kis ke sahaare


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Blog Day : 3986 Post No. : 15075

“Shankar Shambhu”(1976) was directed by Chaand for A K Movies Bombay. The movie had Feroz Khan, Vinod Khanna, Sulakshana Pandit, Bindu, Jagdeep, Ajeet, Anwar Hussain, Suhir, Sulochana, Jayshree T, Shantanu, Jankidas, Viju Khote, Kishore Sinha etc with guest appearances by Pradeep Kumar and Lalita Pawar.

The movie had five songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Shankar Shambhu”(1976) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur. Sahir Ludhianvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised as a mujra song on Bindu and Vinod Khanna.

It appears to be a rare song in the sense that it is one of rare occasions when Sahir Ludhianvi must have penned lyrics for Kalyanji Anandji.

This song appears to be a forerunner of the “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”(1978) mujra song “Salaam e ishq meri jaan zara kubool kar le”.


Song-Mera dil churaa kar na aankhen chura (Shankar Shambhu)(1976) Singer-Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Sahir Ludhianvi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

mera dil chura kar na aankhen chura
mera dil chura kar na aankhen chura
sab kahenge tujhe bewafa bewafa
bewafa bewafa
dekh dil ko laga kar na dena daga
dekh dil ko laga kar na dena daga
sab kahenge tujhe bewafa bewafa
bewafa bewafa
mera dil chura kar na aankhen chura

hamne de di hai tujhko jubaan
ho hamne de di hai tujhko jubaan
tere kadmon mein niklegi jaan aan
tere kadmon mein niklegi jaan
dil ka naazuk sa hai ye aayina
dil ka naazuk sa hai ye aayina
tod dena na ae meharbaan aan
tod dena na ae meharbaan
ban ke toota agar silsila silsila
ban ke toota agar silsila silsila
sab kahenge tujhe bewafa bewafa
bewafa bewafa
mera dil chura kar na aankhen chura

gair ke ghar na rakhna kadam
ho gair ke ghar na rakhna kadam
ye sitam sah na paayenge hum m
ye sitam sah na paayenge hum
toone gar hamko dhokha diya
toone gar hamko dhokha diya
zahar kha lenge teri kasam m
zahar kha lenge teri kasam
jab janaaza uthha pyaar ka pyaar ka
jab janaaza uthha pyaar ka pyaar ka
sab kahenge tujhe bewafa bewafa
bewafa bewafa
mera dil chura kar na aankhen chura


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 :

3935 Post No. : 15010 Movie Count :

4112

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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#Bhoole-Bisre Geet # 83 # Remembering Feroz Khan#
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Welcome all to this post of today, where, once again, I am taking you back to a song from the Seventies from a movie which is part of ‘nostalgia’ of my growing years.

In this blog we fondly discuss about ‘songs which bring back memories’. Many of my posts would fall into this ‘category’ as I have tried to share them with the memories of my childhood years and growing years thereafter.

During the ‘blog’s ten thousandth song –milestone’ I had written a post here and mentioned about few songs which for me bring back memories of my childhood and /or growing years.
At that time, I had listed many ‘prominent songs’ for me falling in ‘songs that brings back memories’ category. I had also noted that in future I may come with a second list of such songs which I get reminded time to time due to the connected memories of those years and they surface from vague and dormant memories.

Recently when I was going through this ‘first list’ of mine and noting down the songs which are yet to make it to the blog, I noticed that now very few songs from this list of mine are yet to be posted on the blog. One of these songs is the song being covered today.

And the reason for posting this song today is, it is picturised on actor Feroz Khan whom we fondly remember today on his tenth ‘Remembrance Day’.
(This song also has a female version which is picturised on actress Rekha).

Feroz Khan (25 September 1939 – 27 April 2009), born Zulfikar Ali Shah Khan, was born in Bangalore and he also breath his last in the city of Bangalore on 27th April 2009.

He came to Mumbai (Bombay then) and made his debut in Hindi movies with the movie ‘Didi’ in 1960. Initially he got smaller roles or roles in the second lead. After completing almost a decade in the Hindi Film Industry he ventured into production and direction with the movie ‘Apraadh-1972’.

Though I have not watched many of his movies, but whatever movies I had watched of him have left an indelible impression on my mind since my childhood.

And whenever the Hindi movies of the seventies will be discussed Feroz Khan’s name is going to be surely there. Because he has a special place carved for him in the midst of the so many actors of that decade and his ‘aura’ is something that cannot be forgotten by the ‘fans of the seventies’.

I never forgot the movie ‘Khotey Sikkey-1974’ which I must have watched with my elders earlier and later may be on TV. And for me it is this movie which I remembered most associated with his name. I had also shared a song from this movie when I joined this blog as a lyrics contributor.

Then I remember watching ‘Nagin-1976’, ‘Shankar Shambhu-1976’, ‘Sharaafat Chhod Di Maine-1976’, ‘Kabeela-1976’ and ‘Khoon Aur Paani-1981’ which I clearly remember of watching with my brothers and cousins may be in vacations. I think we also watched ‘Kaala Sona-1975’ and ‘Chunaoti-1979-80’ later, but I don’t remember it now.

‘Qurbaani-1980’ was a big hit in those years and all family watched it together.

Later I watched ‘Safar-191’, ‘Aadmi Aur Insaan-1970’ on TV. ‘Dharmatma-1975’ with friends on VCR (during the VCR days).
In between these years, around 1986-87 I watched ‘Aarzoo-1965’ in theatres in its re-re-released in end eighties.

After that I watched ‘Yalgaar-1992’ and ‘Dayaawan-1988’ in parts (on TV).

I watched ‘Apradh-1972’ again in 2008-2009 by buying its VCD because it had one my favourite songs in it i.e. ‘tum miley pyaar se’.

However I am yet watch his ‘Upaasna-1967’ and ‘Mela-1971’ which I think I should watch sometime in the future.

I will not go into more details about him and thus I will come to the today’s song thanking Feroz Khan for all the entertainment and those lovely memories of his movies he has given to us. His ‘cow boy’ image and specially his ‘dialogue deliveries’ riding on a horse 🙂 are his special features that I am always reminded of with his ‘steering eyes’:) (or may be, because of his image in my mind I am thinking that he might have spent more time sitting on the Horse’s back going by nature of roles he played in the majority of the movies) 🙂

Today’s movie ‘Kabeela-1976’ was directed by Bolu Khosla for ‘Khosla Enterprises, Bombay’. It was a ‘costume drama’ movie. Bolu Khosla was also the producer of this movie.

It had Feroz Khan, Rekha, Kamini Kaushal, Imtiaz, Premnath, V. Gopal, Sudhir, Shyam Kumar, Manju Bansal, Dhoomal, Surendranath, Heeralal, Habib, Baby Soniya, Darshan, Sharad Saxena and others. Bindu and Trilok Kapoor make a Special appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by A.K. Agarwal. Screenplay was written by Jayant Dharmadhikari. Akhtar Romani wrote the dialogues of this movie and editing was done by Waman Bhonsle.

This movie had four songs, including one multiple version song (which is being posted today). All its songs were written by Farooque Qaisar and composed to music by Kalyanji-Anandji. Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mukesh had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 20.10.1976.

Today I am presenting a song from this movie which since years has been in my memory and it is a ‘catchy’ composition too. This song is in two versions male and female and sung respectively by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar.

I could not find a separate video for the female version, but we have audio version for our listening pleasure. The female version is picturised on Rekha and male version is picturised on Feroz Khan and who we can see performing in his ‘dynamic-dashing’:) style on this song.

By the way this song ranked at number twenty-five in the annual list of ‘Binaca Geetmala-1977’.
With this song ‘Kabeela-1976 (or Qabeela-1976’) makes a debut on the blog !!

(I also had the opportunity to introduce ‘Shankar -Shambhu-1976’ on the blog. ‘Naagin-1976’ – I had already shared a song.
And as noted earlier I think this year ‘1976’ had the most impact on my mind relating to songs and movies of that year when I was around 8 years old 🙂 )

Let us enjoy today’s song now.

Male version
Video

Audio

Female version
Audio

Song-Arre koi maane ya na maane mere dil ki mehbooba ne (Kabeela)(1976) Singer-Kishore Kumar/Lata, Lyrics-Farooque Kaiser, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Female voice
Chorus

Lyrics
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Male version-Kishore Kumar
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Arey koi maane yaa naa maane
Mere dil ki mehbooba ne
Mera tohfaa kiya qubool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Koi maane yaa naa maane
Meri dil ki mehbooba ne
Mera tohfaa kiya qubool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Aankhen teri tauba tauba
Aankhen teri tauba tauba
Zulfen allaah allaah aa aa
Zulfen allaah allaah
Chaahe kuchh ho
Thhaam liya hai
Maine tera ye pallaa
Chhodo na
Maine tera ye pallaa
Sab kuchh mera leja
Achchaa
Arey sab kuchh mera le ja
Bas ek nishaani de ja
Pyaar bharaa ye phool
De ae de ae
Ye le
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Vaade kya hain
Qasmein kya hain
Vaade kya hain
Qasmein kya hain
Ye to duniyaa jaane ae
Ye to duniyaa jaane
Tera mera pyaar hai sachchaa
Baaki sab afsaane ae ae
Baaki sab afsaane
Kaahe ka ye sharmaana
Arrey kaahe ka ye sharmaana
Kaahe ka ye ghabraana
Aaj mere sang jhool
Aa …
aa naa
Lo aa gayi
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

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(Female version -Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, chorus)
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Koi maane yaa naa maane
Mere zulmi saanwariyaa ne
Mera tohfaa kiya qubool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Koi maane yaa naa maane
Mere zulmi saanwariyaa ne
Mera tohfaa kiya qubool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Jaane kab se dekh rahi thhi
Jaane kab se dekh rahi thhi
Main to sapne tere ae
Main to sapne tere
Tujh ko paa ke
Ho gaye poore
Ab ye sapne mere
Tu hi tu meri nazron mein
Tu hi tu meri nazron mein
Pyaar se tu meri zulfon mein
Hans ke sajaa de phool
Sajaa de naa
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

Hoti hai to
Ho jaane de
Hoti hai to
Ho jaane de
Donon ki ruswaayi ee ee
Donon ki ee ruswaayi
Aaj nahin to kal baajegi
Angnaa mein shehnaayi
Dil ki duniya laayi main
Dil ki duniya laayi main
Bhool ke sab ko aayi
Tu bhi ye gussaa bhool
Bhool gaye na
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool
Khuda ki qasam
aaj paise vasool
Paise vasool

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(Lyrics in Devnagri Script provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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Male version
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अरे कोई माने या ना माने
मेरे दिल की महबूबा ने
मेरा तोहफा किया कुबूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
कोई माने या ना माने
मेरे दिल की महबूबा ने
मेरा तोहफा किया कुबूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

आँखें तेरी तौबा तौबा
आँखें तेरी तौबा तौबा
जुल्फें अल्लाह अल्लाह आ
जुल्फें अल्लाह अल्लाह
चाहे कुछ हो
थाम लिया है
मैंने तेरा ये पल्ला आ
छोडो ना
मैंने तेरा ये पल्ला आ
सब कुछ मेरा लेजा
अच्छा
अरे सब कुछ मेरा ले जा
बस एक निशानी दे जा
प्यार भरा ये फूल
दे ए दे ए
ये ले
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

वादे क्या है
कसमें क्या है
वादे क्या है
कसमें क्या है
ये तो दुनिया जाने ए
ये तो दुनिया जाने ए
तेरा मेरा प्यार है सच्चा
बाकी सब अफ़साने ए ए
बाकी सब अफ़साने
काहे का ये शरमाना
अरे काहे का ये शरमाना
काहे का ये घबराना
आज मेरे संग झूल
आ … आ ना
लो आ गयी
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

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(महिला स्वर)
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कोई माने या ना माने
मेरे जुल्मी सांवरिया ने
मेरा तोहफा किया कुबूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

कोई माने या ना माने
मेरे जुल्मी सांवरिया ने
मेरा तोहफा किया कुबूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

जाने कब से देख रही थी
जाने कब से देख रही थी
मैं तो सपने तेरे ए
मैं तो सपने तेरे
तुझ को पा के
हो गए पूरे
अब ये सपने मेरे
तू ही तू मेरी नज़रों में
तू ही तू मेरी नज़रों में
प्यार से तू मेरी जुल्फों में
हँस के सजा दे फूल
सजा दे ना
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल

होती है तो
हो जाने दे
होती है तो
हो जाने दे
दोनों की रुसवाई ई ई
दोनों की ई रुसवाई
आज नहीं तो कल बाजेगी
अंगना में शहनाई
दिल की दुनिया लायी मैं
दिल की दुनिया लायी मैं
भूल के सब को आई
तू भी ये गुस्सा भूल
भूल गये ना
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल
खुदा की क़सम
आज पैसे वसूल
पैसे वसूल


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Blog Day : 3894 Post No. : 14934

“Aarambh”(1976) was directed by Gyan Kumar for Prerna Pictures, Calcutta. This obscure social movie had Rakesh Pandey, Rama Vij, Kishore Kapoor, Bipin Gupta, Rohin Kumar, Kalyan Chatterji, Chandrakala, M L Daga, Trilochan Jha, Nanu, B P Tiwari, Madan Sudan, Ravi Yagnik, Surendra Gupta, Tej Bahadur, C R Tenani, Naval Joshi, Akhtar, Gayatri Mukherji, Laxmi Chaaya etc with Master Piyush (new discovery) and Pallavi Mehta (guest role) etc in it.

This movie had four songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.
Here are the details of the songs from the movie that have been covered so far:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Sabhi sukh door se guzren 5199 26-Dec-2011
Waadiyon mein kho jaayen ham tum 7542 22-Feb-2013
Tumhaare bina o sajna adhoori hoon main 14690 12-Oct-2018

Here is the fourth and final song from “Aarambh”(1976) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Aarti Mukherji. Shri Shalabh is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anand Shankar.

Only the audio of the song is available. Assuing that Rama Vij was the leading lady of the movie, my guess is that this song was picturised on her (playing a wronged lady) standing near a piano (being played by the hero) where she is blessing the hero despite being wronged. 🙂

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

I have not been able to get one word right in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.

With this song, all the songs in the movie are now covered and “Aarambh”(1976) joins the list of movies that are YIPPIED in the blog. This movie becomes the 150th movie starting with the letter “A” that has been YIPPIED in the blog. 🙂


Song-Khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe (Aarambh)(1976) Singer-Aarti Mukherji, Lyrics-Shri Shalabh, MD-Anand Shankar

Lyrics

khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe ae
khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe
zindagi pyaar ke saanche mein sada dhalti rahe ae
khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe

manzilen khud hi miley raah se teri aakar
manzilen khud hi miley raah se teri aakar
tere jazbaat e tamanna ki raushni paa kar
teri azmat mein
azmat mein
nihaan rasme wafa milti rahe ae
khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe ae
khush rahe
khush rahe ae
khush rahe tu

zindagi phoolon bhari geeton bhari ho teri ee
zindagi phoolon bhari geeton bhari ho teri
bas yahi ek dua tere liye hai meri
tere gulshan mein kali kali
khwaabon mein pali khilti rahe ae
khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe
zindagi pyaar ke saanche mein sada dhalti rahe ae
khush rahe tu ke khushi ki shama jalti rahe ae
khush rahe tu
khush rahe ae
khush rahe tu


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Blog Day : 3836 Post No. : 14845

“Mera Jeewan”(1976) was directed by Vindu Shukla for Shreejee International, Bombay. This “social” movie had Vidya Sinha, Ambika Johar, Dushyant, Satyen Kappu, Jairaj, Shivraj, Viju Khote, Dinesh Hingoo, Padma Rani, Arvind Rathod, Baby Guddi, Sunita, Shekhar Purohit, Uday Kumar, Ranveer Raj, Jugnu, Anand Bihari,Harbans Pape, Pardesi, Amrit Patel, Madhavi, Master Ajay, Baby Sabiha etc. A K Hangal (friendly appearance) and Sulochana, Veena and Harindranath Chattopadhyay (special appearances) also figured in the movie.

The movie had four songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past, including the title song which was the most popular song from the movie.

When I checked up on the four songs of this movie, I realised that all the four songs were quite popular during its time before they were forgotten.

Here is the third song from “Mera Jeewan”(1976) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. M G Hashmat is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sapan Jagmohan.

The song is picturised on Vidya Sinha as a “man mein laddoo phootna” genre of song. 🙂

I have not been able to get one word in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blank/ suggest correction as applicable.


Song-Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de (Mera Jeewan)(1976) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-M G Hashmat, MD-Sapan Jagmohan

Lyrics

Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
aaj bole re lagan
jisko kehte hain dulhan
koi kaise sajaa de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de

aaj meri aankhon mein chamke pyaar ki jyoti
seep ke man mein muskaaye armaanon ke moti
khushiyon ke moti
pyaar ki jyoti
khushiyon ke moti
pyaar ki jyoti
aaj meri aankhon mein chamke
pyaar ki jyoti
aaj bole mera man
jisko kehte hain sajan
koi us’se milaa de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de

aaj suni kaanon ne mere
dil ki shehnaai
tod ke pinjra panchhi bhaaga
tooti tanhaai
suni shehnaai
tooti tanhaai
suni shehnaai
tooti tanhaai
aaj suni kaanon ne mere
dil ki shehnaai
jaise udti hai pawan
aur jhhoome re gagan
koi kaise uda de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
aaj bole re lagan
jisko kehte hain dulhan
koi kaise sajaa de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de
Koi mere haathhon mein mehandi laga de


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 :

3823 Post No. : 14825 Movie Count :

4054

Today’s song is from film Manthan-76. This was one of the films, which was very close to my heart. I must have seen it at least 3 times-an honour which I bestowed on only few films. Everything about this film was good-Story, Director, Actors and above all the only song in the film, sung so beautifully by Preeti Sagar.

This film was based on the work of Dr. Verghese Kurien, the person who helped the White Revolution to bloom in India. This film is close to my heart, because I have met Dr Kurien twice in my professional career. While working as the Head of the Veterinary Division of Glaxo, for the Western India, I had two occasions when I personally met Dr. Kurien in his office at Anand. That was somewhere in 1981.

I reduced seeing films in the 70’s beginning, for two reasons. One I was busy in Career building and family raising. The second reason was, the complexion of the films made from the 70s onwards were mostly ‘ Boy Meets Girl ‘ type escapist films.The films had sweet looking Heroines and Chocolate Heroes. There was no difference in film stories- only change of names and locations. Directors like Nasir Hussain publically admitted to having made films on same stories with minor changes. Such escapist films ended my interest in them In addition, the type of music in films was not of my choice or liking.

just imagine. a Chocolate Hero- Rajesh Khanna-emerged on the success horizon with film Aaradhana-69 and created an all time record( still unbroken) of 15 consecutive solo Hit films from just 1969 to 1971 ! The public too wanted to only the goody-goody films. Of course, there were exceptions but only exceptions, mind you, in Hindi films.
During this period, films called ” Parallel Cinema” or ” New Wave Cinema” or just the ” Art Films” flourished and provided relief to people like me. Some of these were blatant Art films, but most were entertaining and tackled day to day issues of the common people.

Parallel cinema was a film movement in Indian cinema that originated in the state of West Bengal in the 1950s as an alternative to the mainstream commercial Indian cinema, represented especially by popular Hindi cinema, known today as Bollywood.

Inspired by Italian Neo realism, Parallel Cinema began just before the French New Wave and Japanese New Wave, and was a precursor to the Indian New Wave of the 1960s. The movement was initially led by Bengali cinema and produced internationally acclaimed filmmakers such as Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Ritwik Ghatak, Tapan Sinha and others. It later gained prominence in other film industries of India and Bangladesh.

It is known for its serious content, realism and naturalism, symbolic elements with a keen eye on the sociopolitical climate of the times, and for the rejection of inserted dance-and-song routines that are typical of mainstream Indian films.

Realism in Indian cinema dates back to the 1920s and 1930s. One of the earliest examples was Baburao Painter’s 1925 silent film classic Savkari Pash (Indian Shylock), about a poor peasant (portrayed by V. Shantaram) who “loses his land to a greedy moneylender and is forced to migrate to the city to become a mill worker. Acclaimed as a realistic breakthrough, its shot of a howling dog near a hut, has become a milestone in the march of Indian cinema.” The 1937 Shantaram film Duniya Na Mane (The Unaccepted) also critiqued the treatment of women in Indian society.

The Parallel Cinema movement began to take shape from the late 1940s to the 1965, by pioneers. This period is considered part of the ‘Golden Age’ of Indian cinema. This cinema borrowed heavily from the Indian literature of the times.

Early examples of Indian cinema’s social realist movement include Dharti Ke Lal (1946), a film about the Bengal famine of 1943 directed and written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, and Neecha Nagar (1946), a film directed by Chetan Anand and written by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas that won the Grand Prize at the first Cannes Film Festival. Since then, Indian independent films were frequently in competition for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival throughout the 1950s and early 1960s, with some of them winning major prizes at the festival.

During the 1950s and the 1960s, intellectual filmmakers and story writers became frustrated with musical films. To counter this, they created a genre of films which depicted reality from an artful perspective. Most films made during this period were funded by state governments to promote an authentic art genre from the Indian film fraternity. The most famous Indian “neo-realist” was the Bengali film director Satyajit Ray. Ray’s most famous films were Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito (1956) and The World of Apu (1959), which formed The Apu Trilogy. Produced on a shoestring budget of Rs. 150,000 , the three films won major prizes at the Cannes, Berlin and Venice Film Festivals, and are today frequently listed among the greatest films of all time.

Certain art films have also garnered commercial success, in an industry known for its surrealism or ‘fantastical’ movies, and successfully combined features of both art and commercial cinema. An early example of this was Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zamin (1953), which was both a commercial and critical success. The film won the International Prize at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival and paved the way for the Indian New Wave. Hrishikesh Mukherjee, one of Hindi cinema’s most successful filmmakers, was named the pioneer of ‘middle cinema’, and was renowned for making films that reflected the changing middle-class ethos. Renowned Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee also built his plots on middle-class lives and directed films like Piya Ka Ghar, Rajnigandha and Ek Ruka Hua Faisla. Another filmmaker to integrate art and commercial cinema was Guru Dutt, whose film Pyaasa (1957) featured in Time magazine’s “All-TIME” 100 best movies list.

In the 1960s, the Indian government began financing independent art films based on Indian themes. Many of the directors were graduates of the Film and Television Institute of India(FTII), in Pune. The Bengali film director Ritwik Ghatak was a professor at the institute and a well-known director. Unlike Ray, however, Ghatak did not gain international fame during his lifetime. For example, Ghatak’s Nagarik (1952) was perhaps the earliest example of a Bengali art film, preceding Ray’s Pather Panchali by three years, but was not released until after his death in 1977. His first commercial release Ajantrik (1958) was also one of the earliest films to portray an inanimate object, in this case an automobile, as a character in the story, many years before the Herbie films.

During the 1970s and the 1980s, parallel cinema entered into the limelight of Hindi cinema to a much wider extent. This was led by such directors as Gulzar, Shyam Benegal, Mani Kaul, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Kantilal Rathod and Saeed Akhtar Mirza, and later on directors like Govind Nihalani, becoming the main directors of this period’s Indian art cinema. Mani Kaul’s first several films Uski Roti (1971), Ashadh Ka Ek Din (1972), Duvidha (1974), were critically appreciated. Parallel cinema of this time gave careers to a whole new breed of young actors, including Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Amol Palekar, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Pankaj Kapoor, Deepti Naval, Farooq Shaikh, and even actors from commercial cinema like Hema Malini, Raakhee, Rekha ventured into art cinema.

These actors did not have an easy entry even in Parallel cinema. Basu Chatterji once narrated how Amol palekar’s entry met with opposition.” I was to make ” Piya ka ghar”-72 for Rajeshree prodn. I took Rajkumar Barjatya to watch Amol in drama ” Aadhey Adhurey”, but Raj was not willing to gamble with an actor, who was the very antithesis of a ‘ Star ‘. He took Anil Dhavan for that film. After ‘ Rajnigandha ‘ became a hit, the same Rajkumar Barjatya wanted only Amol for his next film ” Chitchor”-76. ”

By the early 1990s, the rising costs involved in film production and the commercialisation of the films had a negative impact on the art films. The fact that investment returns cannot be guaranteed made art films less popular amongst filmmakers. Underworld financing, political and economic turmoil, television, and piracy proved to be fatal threat to parallel cinema, as it declined.

One of the major reasons for the decline of the parallel cinema in India is that the F.F.C. or the National Film Development Corporation of India did not seriously look into the distribution or exhibition of these films. The mainstream exhibition system did not pick up these films because these films did not have the so-called ‘entertainment value’ that they were looking for. Thus, it left to a few Film Societies to screen these film; that too on a single screening basis. The advent of television and its popularity saw the film society movement decline. Gradually, the government reduced the patronage of such films, for they had only unseen films to be shown on their balance sheets.
Manthan ( Churning) is a 1976 Hindi film directed by Shyam Benegal, inspired by the pioneering milk cooperative movement of Verghese Kurien, and was written jointly by him and Vijay Tendulkar. It is set amidst the backdrop of the White Revolution of India. Aside from the great measurable success that this project was, it also demonstrated the power of “collective might” as it was jointly crowd funded by 500,000 farmers who donated Rs. 2 each, when it was found that the budget provided by NFDC for it, was insufficient.
The film won the 1977 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi and National Film Award for Best Screenplay for Vijay Tendulkar, and was also India’s submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film for 1976.

The title song (“Mero Gaam Katha parey”) was sung by Preeti Sagar. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for that year. The song was later used as the soundtrack for the television commercial for Amul.

The word Manthan literally means “churning”, and other meanings may be deep contemplation, churning of facts, analysis aimed at a solution or conclusion. The film traces a small set of poor farmers of Kheda district in Gujarat who had the vision and foresight to act in a way that was good for the society and not for the self alone. Under leaders like local social worker Tribhovandas Patel, who took up the cause of the farmers, lead to the formation of Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union. Soon the pattern was repeated in each district of Gujarat, which in turn led to the formation of Amul, a dairy cooperative in Anand, Gujarat in 1946, which is today, jointly owned by some 2.6 million milk producers in Gujarat, India.

Eventually, this led to the initiation of White Revolution of India in 1970, by creating a “Nationwide Milk Grid”, and the setting up of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF) in 1973, whose 500,000 members jointly financed the film, by donating Rs. 2 each, when NFDC budget for this film as sanctioned was found to be insufficient. Upon its release, truckloads of farmers came to see “their” film, thus making it a box office success.

Trivia- From 1946 to 2012, till his death, Kurien was in Gujarat, but he could never speak Gujarati. Though a Christian, he was cremated in Nadiad, where he breathed his last, as per his last wish.

The Music Director for this film was Vanraj Bhatia, a very highly educated Music expert. Born in 1927 in Bombay, Vanraj Bhatia trained in Western classical music while studying at the Elphinstone College in Mumbai for M.A. (English Honours); after graduating in 1949 he left for the Royal Academy of Music, London, to study music composition, which he passed with a Royal Academy Gold Medal in 1954.

Thereafter he entered the Paris Conservatory between 1954 and 1959. During his studies abroad he received various scholarships.

In 1960, he started his career as Reader in Musicology in charge of Western Music, at the Faculty of Music Delhi University, where he stayed until 1965.

Meanwhile, in 1959, he created his first advertising jingle for Shakti Silk Sarees. From that point on he became one of the pioneering ad jingle makers in India, and also one of the most successful, later moving to Mumbai and working for the advertising industry. In all he has created over 7000 scores for advertising jingles, corporate and business films.

His first film as a music composer was Ankur (1974), and he soon became a regular composer for Shyam Benegal and other art film makers of the time. He gave music to 23 films,composing 78 songs. His most noted works in this period are Manthan (1976), Bhumika (1977), Junoon (1978), 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981), Trikal (1985) and Mandi (1983) and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983).

He has also created music for Indian theatre productions such as “Tughlak” and “Andha Yug”.

In the following decade, his work was heard constantly on Indian television with the title scores for TV series like Khandaan, Yatra, Lifeline, Discovery of India, Wagle Ki Duniya, and the made-for-TV film Tamas (1987), for which he received the National Film Award for Best Music Direction in 1988.

In the 1990s, he worked in many commercial Hindi films as well as providing background scores for many other films, working on over 40 films during his career. His most noted works were for Shyam Benegal’s film Sardari Begum in 1996 and for Vijay Singh’s international film Jaya Ganga.

He is the composer of the famous Liril soap jingle “La… Lalala.la..”

The story of film Manthan-76, adapted from Wikipedia is …

The film traces the origins of the movement through its fictionalised narrative, based around rural empowerment, when a young veterinary surgeon, played by Girish Karnad, a character based on the then National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) chief, the 33-year-old Verghese Kurien, who joined hands with local social worker, Tribhovandas Patel, which led to the setting up of a local milk cooperative, in Anand, Gujarat.

Dr. Rao (Girish Karnad), a young veterinary doctor with his team of Deshmukh (Mohan Agashe), Chandravarkar (Anant Nag) and others comes to a village in Kheda district, Gujarat. The village is inhabited by poor people whose chief occupation seems to be cattle-rearing and producing milk, which they sell to a local dairy owner Mishra Ji (Amrish Puri). Mishra Ji pays them ridiculously low amounts for their milk. Dr. Rao and his team have arrived with the purpose of setting up a co-operative society dairy which will be owned collectively and managed by the villagers themselves. As Dr. Rao and his team grapple with village politics, rigid casteism and general distrust of the village folk, they face planned hostility from the local Harijan community’s leader Bhola (Naseeruddin Shah) who harbours deep anger and resentment against the higher caste Panchayat Head (Kulbhushan Kharbanda). Local village women are led by a feisty young woman Bindu (Smita Patil), mother of a young child whose husband has supposedly left her.

Dr. Rao wins the trust of Bindu and other villagers by testing their milk and paying them fair amounts for their high fat-content milk and this irks Mishra Ji. Deshmukh is worried by the caste politics and divide between the higher castes and Harijans in the village and repeatedly warns Rao against getting involved in it. Chandravarkar gets attracted to a local Harijan girl and has a few rendezvous with her in secret. The Harijans don’t want to join the co-operative as they feel that the higher caste Panch and his cronies will usurp the society as well. Rao and his associates talk sense into them and organise for an election for the post of the head of the co-operative. Bhola begins to trust and believe in Rao’s ideals when Rao fires Chandravarkar for having fun with the Harijan girl on pretext of marrying her and bails Bhola out of jail when Panch gets him arrested for rowdy behaviour.

Meanwhile, a mutual admiration and liking develops between Rao and Bindu, which is cut short when Bindu’s husband returns home suddenly and Rao’s wife comes to visit him in the village. In the election, the Harijan representative Moti defeats the Panch in a tiebreaker and the Harijans erupt in joy. The Panch takes the loss terribly on his ego and joins Mishra Ji, also aided by Bindu’s husband. Together, they force Bindu to put her thumb impression on legal papers that claim Dr. Rao has raped her. Dr. Rao is extremely agitated when the allegations are brought against him and starts to wonder whether or not he has bitten off more than he can chew. His wife also falls sick with Typhoid. Dr. Rao finishes the setting up of the board and leaves with his wife. This greatly troubles Bhola as he considers this cowardice on Dr. Rao’s part. Bhola, however, continues to carry on the work of the co-operative with support from a few villagers and notably, Bindu. Both of them have been inspired and churned as new, brave individuals by the work of Dr. Rao.

With this song, the film makes a Debut on the Blog and since there was only one song in the film, all songs in the film also completed.The song is the Title song of the film, used many times in the film as background song. It is based on a Folk song of Gujarat. The song is enchanting and once heard it keeps on coming back again and again. See for yourself…..

(Ack- information from Gaata rahe mera dil by Aniruddha and Balaji, wiki and The Hindu is used in adapted form here.)


Song- Mero gaam kaatha paarey (Manthan)(1976) Singer- Preeti Saagar, Lyricist- Neeti Saagar, MD- Vanraj Bhatia

Lyrics

mero gaam kaatha paare
jyaan doodh ki nadiya waahe
jyaan koyal tahuko gaaye
mhaare ghar aangna na bhoolo na
hey mhaare ghar aangna na bhoolo na
mero gaam kaatha paare
jyaan doodh ki nadiya waahe
jyaan koyal tahuko gaaye
mhaare ghar aangna na bhoolo na
hey mhaare ghar aangna na bhoolo na

mhaare gaamde leelalaher
jyaan naache mor ne dhel
jyaan doodh ki relamchhel
jyaan vad pipal ni chhainyaa
suh ti charti gaiya
aao aao re ae ae
aao aao re mhaare gaam
sabko pyaaro mhaaro dhaam
yaad rakhiyo mero shyaam
mare ghar aangna na bhulo na
hey mhaare ghar angana na bhoolo na
kabhi rukna mhaare gaam
o pardesiya
o pardesiya
o pardesiya
o pardesiya


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Blog Day : 3798 Post No. : 14788

“Bullet”(1976) was directed by Vijay Anand for Navketan Productions on the occasion of the silver jubilee of this production house. This movie had Dev Anand, Parveen Babi, Rakesh Roshan, Kabir Bedi, Jyoti Bakshi (new discovery), Sonia Sahni, Shreeram Laagoo, Jagdeep, Mohan Sherry, Ranjana Sachdev, Murad, Ranjan, Sheela, Shefali, Jazebel, Julie, Ratna, Julien, Mamaji, Moolchand, Sharat Saxena etc in it.

This movie had four songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past. Here is the list of the songs already covered:-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Jab tum chale jaaoge to yaad bahut aaoge 5100 4-Dec-11
Chori chori chupke chupke tere mere bin 13614 26-Sep-17
Mat chhedo gham ki baaten 14785 9-Dec-18

The fourth and final song left to be covered is in fact the first song in the movie. It is the title song of the movie as well, where the word bullet appears more than fifty times.
Sudhir Jee, in his comments to the earlier song mentions that

Praveen Babi is the love interest of Dev Anand, and Jyoti Bakshi is the love interest of Rakesh Roshan. Both are police officers. Praveen Babi works for Kabir Bedi, who is actually a gangster. Dev Anand is after him, but Kabir Bedi is successful in getting Dev Anand suspended from the police force on fabricated charges.

In the sequence of events, Jyoti Bakshi gets killed, and that pits Rakesh Roshan against Dev Anand, as the suspicion falls on the latter. Dev Anand then visits Kabir Bedi in his office and drops a bullet on his table, and challenges him that this bullet carries his (Kabir Bedi’s name) and that his days are numbered. That is where the title of the film comes from.

The song is sung by Kishore Kumar. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

With this song, “Bullet”(1976) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Bullet bullet (Bullet)(1976) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman
Chorus

Lyrics

bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet

hey dekho
yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
arre dekho
yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai

bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet

hey dekho yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai

bekhabar baitha hai
mast hai peene mein
ek din yeh lagegi pyaare tere seene mein
bekhabar baitha hai
mast hai peene mein
ek din yeh lagegi pyaare tere seene mein
are yaar mere abb hota kya hai aage aage aage aage
dekho yeh kya hai
tere dard e dil ki dawa hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet

are dekho yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai

lallalala
lala
lalla
lalla

yeh nahin toh kya hai
jisse tu darta hai
main tujhe aur tu kisko talaash karta hai
yeh nahin toh kya hai
jisse tu darta hai
main tujhe aur tu kisko talaash karta hai

are yaar mere ab hota kya hai
aage aage aage aage
dekho yeh kya hai
yeh kya hai yeh tujhko pata hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet

are are dekho yeh kya hai, ispe naam tera likha hai

yaad rakh deewaane
yaad rakh deewaane
tu woh parwaana hai
usko apni lagaayi aag mein jal jaana hai
yaad rakh deewaane
tu woh parwaana hai
usko apni lagaayi aag mein jal jaana hai
arre yaar mere abb hota kya hai aage aage aage aage
dekho yeh kya hai,
yeh inaam hai ya saza hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet

hey dekho yeh kya hai
ispe naam tera likha hai
bullet bullet bullet bullet
bullet bullet bullet


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