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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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5340 Post No. : 17510 Movie Count :

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Madhur Bhandarkar, the four-time National Film Award winner, is known to make films on some unusual issues. Some of his films’ titles like ‘Chandni Bar’ (2001), ‘Satta’ (2003), ‘Page-3’ (2005), ‘Corporate’ (2006), ‘Traffic Signal’ (2007), ‘Fashion’ (2008), ‘Heroine’ (2012), ‘Calendar Girls’ (2015) are indicative of the diverse and unusual subjects he has covered in his films. He does not think that his films are exposes but they show what is happening in society without passing value judgement. Usually, he makes films with one or two well-known actors. Rest of actors are usually from the theatre/TV background. Songs in his films are not a priority. Most of the issues he takes up in his film is Mumbai-based.

With this background of his film making, I thought that Madhur Bhandarkar may have come from theatrical background or from FTII. But surfing on the internet including the Radio/T V interviews, for his profile revealed that he came from a humble background, and he had no theatre or filmy experiences. His is one of rags to riches stories.

Madhur Bhandarkar was born in a middle-class Gowd Saraswat Brahmin family staying in Khar in Mumbai suburb. He was a school dropout due to financial reasons. At the age of 16, he started the business of renting film video cassette in his neighboring areas which included all types of his customers – hutment dwellers, politicians, fashion and corporate world, film actors and directors, bar girls, people connected with gangsters and many more category. He himself used to watch many Hindi films which led to developing his interest in filmmaking. He has said in an interview that he is the encyclopedia of Hindi films released between 1970-80 during which period, he watched films in all the theatres located between Colaba and Virar.

After the advent of cable TV, the business of renting film video cassette no longer became profitable. Madhur Bhandarkar, probably through the networking with his customers connected with Hindi film industry, got entry into film industry as assistant to some ‘B’ grade film directors. He graduated to become the Assistant Director to Ram Gopal Varma while he was making ‘Rangeela’ (1995). In this film, Madhur Bhandarkar did a cameo role of Assistant Director. He worked with Ram Gopal Varma for 4 years before venturing into an independent director. While he wanted to make issue-based films, no producer/financier was willing to support him in his maiden film. So, perforce, he had to make his first directorial venture, ‘Trishakti’ (1999), a pure masala film which miserably failed at the box office.

With the failure of ‘Trishakti’ (1999), Madhur Bhandarkar took an issue-based subject for his second film, ‘Chandni Bar’ (2001). However, as it often happens in Hindi film industry, it is difficult to get a producer or a financier for a film with a realistic story. It was only when Tabu agreed to do the film, R Mohan, a Malayalam film producer came forward to produce the film. This film not only became a box office success, but it also got 4 National Film Award for Best Film covering other social issues, best actress for Tabu, best supporting actor for Atul Kulkarni and Best supporting actress for Ananya Khare.

Madhur Bhandarkar made some more issue-based films like ‘Satta’ (2003) – a political drama, ‘Page 3’ (2005) – on the life of a journalist vis-à-vis the business interest of the newspapers, ‘Corporate’ (2006) – on corporate war between two powerful industrialists, ‘Traffic Signal’ (2007) – the life around traffic signals in Mumbai, ‘Fashion’ (2008) – on fashion industry, ‘Heroine’ (2012) – on a career path of a heroine from superstar to a decline, ‘Calendar Girls’ (2015) – the jumping platform from pin-up girls to dreaming about stardoms, etc. However, from 2008 onwards, his films did not fare well on box office though the films were critically acclaimed. Madhur Bhandarkar co-produced along with Gaurang Jalan, his first Bengali film, ‘Avijatrik’ (2021) which was directed by Subhrajit Mitra. The film won the National Film Award for the Best Feature Film in Bengali.

Following the critically acclaimed, commercially successful and strong woman-oriented film, ‘Chandni Bar’ (1999), Madhur Bhandarkar’s next film was about an independent woman who had a strong dislike for politicians. But the circumstances made her to take plunge in the world of murky politics in order to survive in the midst of a political family. The film is a lesser known, ‘Satta’ (सत्ता, 2003). The film’s cast included Raveena Tandon, Atul Kulkarni, Govind Namdev, Sameer Dharmadhikari, Manoj Joshi, Anju Mahendru, Abhay Bhargva, Abhijit Lahiri, Amardeep Jha etc. The gist of the film’s story is as under:

Anuradha Sehgal (Raveena Tandon) is a daughter of a Delhi-based divorced parent who is independent minded and fun-loving girl. She shifts to Mumbai on a job and meets a debonaire, Vivek Chauhan (Sameer Dharmadhikari), son of a leading politician, Mahendra Chauhan (Shri Vallabh Vyas). They fall in love and get married. Anuradha shifts to her husband’s place in Mumbai. Within few days, she discovers the true nature of Vivek who is a spoilt brat, a drunkard, and a womaniser. In the house also, there are restrictions on women on free conversations when men are discussing some matters. Mahendra is planning to make his son, Vivek stand for state assembly election and make him the potential candidate for the Chief Minister.

One day while in the bar, Vivek kills a bar girl for not serving him drink (probably a la Jessica Lal murder case) for which he is imprisoned. This put Mahendra’s plan in jeopardy as Vivek will not get ticket for contesting election. Other party functionaries suggest Mahendra Chauhan that his daughter-in-law, Anuradha should context the election in place of Vivek.Under pressure to contest election, Anuradha wins the election and become MLA. Her father-in-law assings his close confident, Yeshwant Varde (Atul Kulkarni) to Anuradha to guide her in the survival games of politics. Gradually, Anuradha learns of ropes of political games and transforms herself from homely woman into a strong political leader. She introduces reforms to change the complex of party politics in which there is no place for double standard politicians.

After facing some obstacles, like floating the news of her suspected ‘affairs’ with Yeshwant from the opponents of her own partymen, Anuradha is successful in cleansing the system of nexus between politicians, businessmen, underworld, and the policemen. She becomes the kingmaker of her party by playing the same crooked games of politics which were hitherto played by her adversaries. She chooses Anna Saheb Joshi (Hemendra Bhatia), a veteran of the party with a clean image and honesty to be the Chief Minister who believes that ‘satta’ (power) is an opportunity to bring a positive changes in the standard of living of the people.

I had watched Raveena Tandon in her glamourous roles in the mainstream Hindi films. It is the first time that I have watched her in the powerful role of Anuradha. She has truly justified the faith reposed by the director by giving her the best performance in the film. Performances from other main actors have also very good.

‘Satta’ (2003) had six songs (including a multi-version song) written by Javed Akhtar and set to music by Raju Singh. I was not even aware that there were songs in this film until I watched the film recently. Of the 5 songs of the film, I liked only the multiple version song which I am presenting here. The song is ‘gungunaati hai geet gaati hai zindagi’. The song is rendered by Asha Bhosle and Sonu Nigam separately as a solo song on the same lyrics. Asha Bhosle version is a background song picturised on Raveena Tandon and Atul Kulkarni. I could not locate in the film as to where Sonu Nigam version of the song got picturised. I suspect that Sonu Nigam version of the song may have got deleted in the DVD.

The song starts with a beautiful prelude of interplay of piano and flute. Asha Bhosle sings the song with ‘harkat’ on some words which is more noticeable in audio clip than on video clip as latter’s sound quality is not so good. Sonu Nigam’s rendition is also very good.

I have listened to both the versions of the songs many times during the last one week. And each time I listen to this song I get reminded of R D Burman especially in antaras.

Video Clip (Asha Bhosle version):

Audio Clip: (Asha Bhosle version):

Audio Clip (Sonu Nigam version):

Song-Gungunaati hai geet gaati hai zindagi (Satta)(2003) Singer- Asha Bhonsle/ Sonu Nigam, Lyrics-Javed Akhtar, MD-Raju Singh

Lyrics

gungunaati hai
geet gaati hai
zindagi..ee
tum jo aaye to
muskuraati hai
khilkhilaati hai
zindagi..ee
tum jo aaye to
dil mein ab jaise
kaliyaan si khilti hain
dil mein ab jaise
kaliyaan si khilti hain
gul khilaati hai
mehke jaati hai
zindagi ee ee
tum jo aaye to
gungunaati hai
geet gaati hai
zindagi..ee
tum jo aaye to
muskuraati hai
khilkhilaati hai
zindagi..ee
tum jo aaye to

bechain ik lahar thhi
ab usse
mil gaye hain
kinaare
ho
bechain ik lahar thhi
ab usse
mil gaye hain
kinaare
betaab ik nazar thhi
ab usse
mil gaye hain
nazaare
dil mein ab jaise
tasveeren banti hain
dil mein ab jaise
tasveeren banti hain
gudgudaati hai
chhed jaati hai
zindagi..ee
tum jo aaye to
gungunaati hai
geet gaati hai
zindagi..ee
tum jo aaye to

paaya jo dil ne tumko
zindagi ee
har khushi paa gayi hai
paaya jo dil ne tumko
zindagi
har khushi paa gayi hai
mere humsafar ho tum jo
raah mein
raushni chhaa gayi hai
dil mein ab jaise
kirne si chhanti hain
dil mein ab jaise
kirnen si chhanti hain
jhilmilaati hai
jagmagaati hai
zindagi..ee
tum jo aaye to
gungunaati hai
geet gaati hai
zindagi..ee
tum jo aaye to
muskuraati hai
khilkhilaati hai
zindagi..ee
tum jo aaye to


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5339 Post No. : 17508

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2013-2023) – Song No. 29
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On this date ten years back viz on 1 March 2013, five songs from five different movies (plus one NFS) were covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
7579 Pitu maatu sahaayak swaami sakha Mukesh NFS (1950) Non Film song
7580 Naya naya chaand hai jee Khuda Ka Banda (1957) Movie YIPPEED by now
7581 Jawaani chaand salona Saudaamini(1950) 6 songs covered out of 9 by now
7582 Jo koi isko peeve Jungle Princess (1942) 5 songs covered out of 11 by now
7583 Na mukhda mod ke jaao Chhoti Si Mulaaqaat(1967) Movie YIPPEED by now
7583 Honthon pe geet jaage Manpasand (1950) 8 songs covered out of 9 by now

We observe that two movies (out of five) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago (on 1 March 2013) have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with three movies that are unYIPPEED from that date and are therefore eligible for Blog Ten Year CHallenge today (1 march 2023).

“Jungle Princess”(1942) is one such eligible movie. This movie was directed by Homi Wadia for Wadia Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Fearless Nadia(as Mala), Radharani(as Meena), Baby Madhuri (as Leela), Shaahzadi(as dancer), John Caswas(Surendra), Sardar Mansoor(as Hameed), Dalpat(as Mohanlal), Hari Shivdasani(Harambano ka raajaa), Mitthoo Miyaan(Bahadur), M.K.Hasan(as Sir Mangaldas), Jal Khambatha(as Solicitor), Jijee Bhai(as Jahaz ka captain), Habib(as Chanuk), Gulshan Soofi(as Gawaiyya) etc in it.

“Jungle Princess”(1942) had 11 songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Sardar Mansoor. Pt Indra Chandra is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madholal Damodar Master.

Only audio of the song is available. One can notice that Sardar Mansoor figures in the cast. So it is clear that the song was picturised on Sardar Mansoor himself.

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

audio link:

Song-Chal raha hai raat din zindagi ka kaarwaan (Jungle Princess)(1942) Singer-Sardar Mansoor, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD-Madholal Damodar Master

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

chal rahaa hai ae
raat din ye
zindagi kaa karwaa aa aa aan
zindagi kaa kaarwaan
chal rahaa hai ae
raat din ye
zindagi kaa karwaa aa aa aan
zindagi kaa kaarwaan
sair kar lo do ghadee phir
tum kahaan aur hum kahaan aan
tum kahaan aur hum kahaan
sair kar lo do ghadee phir
tum kahaan aur hum kahaan aan
tum kahaan aur hum kahaan

hum na maanengey ke ho o ho oo
insaan par paabandiyaan aan
hum na maanengey ke ho o ho oo
insaan par paabandiyaan aan
kisne chheenee
kisne chheenee hai hawaa kee
aaj tak aazaadiyaan aan
aaj tak aazaadiyaan
chal rahaa hai ae
raat din ye
zindagi kaa karwaa aa aan
zindagi kaa kaarwaan

nekiyon kee raah se ae
aey ae ae ae
ho naam to manzoor hai ae
yoon to hone ke liye ae ae aey ae ae
shaitaan bhee mashhoo oor hai aey ae ae
haan aan aaan
aaa aa aaan haaa aaa
milte julte hain aen sabhee se ae
phir bhi sabse door hain aen
hum hain apne baadshaah
aallaah ke mashqoor hai aen
apne paaon
apne paaon ke zameen…een
apney liye saaraa jahaan aan
apney liye saaraa jahaan
chal rahaa hai ae raat din ye
zindagi kaa karwaan..aan .aaan
zindagi kaa kaarwaan


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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5331 Post No. : 17481

#the Decade of Seventies – 1971 – 1980 #
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# Bhoole-Bisre Geet # (Phandaa-1975)
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In this post I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Phandaa-1975’. I had earlier presented a song from this movie in ‘2014’ on the blog. This song was ‘tujhe jaan e wafaa keh doon’ sung by Rafi Saab. As mentioned in that post I got to watch this movie in our colony club during 1975-1976.

Such (read ‘flop’) movies were easily accessible to the ‘club committee’ who must be getting them on lower prices. During that period I got to watch many older ‘black & movies’ as well. As a child I could not aappreciate them. It is only that that I realize how valuable all these movies and there prints were because as years passed some of them have become obscure and some of them have been lost with time. In some cases even the songs are also not available. In the case of this movie, when I shared the Rafi song it was the only song available. I did not have much information about this movie. But now equipped with HFGK, I can share some information about this movie here.

“Phandaa-1975” was directed by Somesh Joshi and V. Mhatre for ‘Suraj Films’. Its star cast included Rakesh Pandey, Nazneen, Madhu Malini, Iftekhar, Raza Murad, Suresh, Abhi Bhattacharya, Leela Mishra, Tun Tun, Mushtaq Merchant, Romeo, Rajrani, Vishva Mehra, Madhumati, Seema Kapoor, Sujata, Poonam, Uma Dutt, Devender and others.

Sujit Kumar, Rohin Kamal and Bindu had a special appearance in this movie..

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 01.0.1975.

“Phandaa-1975” has four songs. Three were written by Shakir Kotwi and one by Indeevar.

Music for this movie was composed by N. Datta.

As mentioned above, one song from this movie has been presented on the blog earlier on 25.12.2014.

Today’s song is the second song from this movie being presented here. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle and lyrics are by Indeevar.

Music is composed by N. Datta.

The today’s composition is a nice one to listen to and I guess this song is a ‘club-dance’ song and may have been picturised on Bindu in the movie.

I would request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and its story, songs etc.

Let us now enjoy the song …

Song-Zindagi ki pehli zaroorat hai kya (Phanda)(1975) singer-Asha Bhonsle,Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-N Datta
Chorus

Lyrics

zindagi ki pehli zaroorat hai kya aa
zindagi ki pehli zaroorat hai kya aa
pyaar
haa duniyaa mein jeene ki
soorat hai kya
pyaar
to pyaar mujhe de de
aur le le sansaar
doobi doobi
doobi doobi doob

ho ho
zindagi ki pehli zaroorat hai kya

haa
hoo hoo oo
haayee ee
haa haa
haa aa

ye husn ki raushni hai ae
deepak ye jaltey nahin ee
chaahat chalaati hai sab ko
insaan chaltey nahin
doo doo doo ru ru ru ru ru ru roo
roo

ye husn ki raushni hai ae
deepak ye jaltey nahin ee
chaahat chalaati hai sab ko o
insaan chaltey nahin ee
dharti gagan ko chalaata hai kaun
pyaar
arrey sooraj ke deepak
jalaataa hai kaun
pyaar
to pyaar mujhe de de
aur le le sansaar
doobi doobi
doobi doobi doob

haa
zindagi ki pehli zaroorat hai kya

saansein mili hain bahot kam
naa reh jaaye hasrat adhoori ee
wo baat pehle karo tum
jo baat sabse zaroori ee
doo doo doo ru ru ru ru ru ru roo
roo

saansein mili hain bahot kam
naa reh jaaye hasrat adhoori ee
wo baat pehle karo tum
jo baat sabse zaroori ee
haiwaan ko insaan banaataa hai kaun
pyaar
haa
saagar mein toofaan uthhaataa hai kaun
pyaar
to pyaar mujhe de de
aur le le sansaar
doobi doobi
doobi doobi doob

haa
haa
zindagi ki pehli zaroorat hai kya …


This article is written by Dr PradeepKumar Shetty, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a new 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 :

5315 Post No. : 17433

#the Decade of Eighties – 1981 – 1990 #
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(The movie – ‘Saaraansh-1984’)

“Saaraansh-1984” is a landmark movie in the careers of director Mahesh Bhatt and debutant actor Anupam Kher.

The two songs in the movie were composed by Ajit Varman. A detailed writeup on him was posted in the blog, penned by Peevesie’s mom jee.

Varman, born in Calcutta in 1947, was fascinated by Music from early childhood, and had a flair for it. He ran away from home when he was sixteen. Living rough for the next few years, he learnt music (vocals, piano, harmonium, drums ) on the go. He calls piano a ‘complete musical instrument. He would loiter about while a church choir sang or would peep into Salil Chaudhary’s home when he was rehearsing a tune. Noting the boy’s interest in music Salil Da took him at musician in his orchestra. He got a chance to work with Pankaj Mullick, Satyajit Ray and Hemant Kumar too.

Varman came to Bombay (Mumbai) in 1970 to join Salil Da, who was an established composer by then. The soft bongo in Anand’s ‘kahin door jab din dhhal jaaye’ was played by Varman. A chance encounter with music arranger Sebastian D’ Souza opened the doors to the orchestra of Shankar-Jaikishan who were working on ‘Mera Naam Joker’. He later worked with Laxmikant-Pyarelal too.

The credits of low budget Muslim social ‘Noor E Ilaahi-1976’ shows Babloo-Dheeraj as music directors. Babloo actually is the nickname of Ajit Varman. The songs were well received, but, the partnership didn’t last.

(Among beautiful Sufiyana Qawwalis, romantic duets and bidai songs, there is a good rendition by Anwar of Bahadur Shah Jafar’s ‘Na kisi ki aankh ka noor hoon’, immortalized by Rafi Saab and S.N. Tripathi in Laal Quilaa-1960.).

Varman and Govind Nihalani stayed in the same lodge in Bandra (?) and Nihalani was aware of Varman’s prowess for and ability in music. ‘If ever, I become a director, you will be my composer’ the ace cinematographer had said. He kept his word when he debuted as a director with ‘Aakrosh-1980’. The gripping tale had fitting back ground music and for the song ‘kaanha re’ Varman received ‘Sur-Singaar Samsad’s’ Swami Haridas award. He recreated the magic again in Nihalani’s next movie ‘Vijeta-1982’ and ‘Ardh-Satya-1983’.

He worked with Mahesh Bhatt in ‘Saaraansh-1984’, ‘Janam-1985’ and ‘Jeewan Sandhya-1984 (Tele film). His total movies are about twenty plus. ‘Yeh Aashiqui Meri’ was his last. ‘Life is Beautiful-20212’ has his back ground score.

He took pride in being a musician, arranger, conductor and composer all himself. He scored music for several ‘tele-serials’ – Imtihaan, Agni, Apne Jaise types.

Believing firmly in work ethics and not lobbying for work, the assignments stopped coming. Married twice, both marriages ended in divorce. I think he had one son and one daughter. Poverty and ill-health led to depression. He died a lonely death in a Mumbai Hospital on 15th December’2016. The neighbors had to pool money for his treatment and funeral with zero help/attendance from the film industry.

The song under discussion is the second and final song of ‘Saaraansh’. Touching lyrics by Vasant Dev, beautifully sung by Amit Kumar (who sang the most number of Varman’s songs). The picturisation will make you emotional with ‘dard’ almost palpable on Anupam Kher’s face. Rohini Hattangadi, Soni Razdan, Madan Jain are among the others seen here.

Vasant Dev received the ‘best lyricist’ award at the 32nd National Film Awards.

With this song ‘Saaraansh-1984’ gets ‘Yippeeee’ed’ on the blog. Perhaps it is the first time when a movie with more than one song is being ‘Yippeeee’ed on the same day of its debut.

I am immensely grateful to dear Avinash ji for his technical support/assistance. He did it willingly as if it were his own post. I stand indebted Avinash ji. But, the troubles have just started for you Avinash ji!! 🙂

Let us listen to this song, “har ghadi dhhal rahi shaam hai”- just as sun is setting in the west.

Audio (longer)

Video

song-Dard ka doosra naam hai zindagi (Saaraansh)(1984) Singer-Amit Kumar, Lyrics-Vasant Dev, MD-Ajit Verman

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

har ghadi
dhhal rahi
shaam hai
zindagi
dard ka aa doosraa
naam hai zindagi
har ghadi ee
dhhal rahi ee
shaam hai
zindagi ee
dard ka aa doosraa
naam hai
zindagi ee

kya karen
baat jab
baat wo naa rahi
ham kahen
ham suney
baat phir kya rahi
zabaan pe aa ke ruk gayi
baat hai zindagi
dard ka aa doosraa
naam hai
zindagi ee

aasmaan aan
hai wahi
aur wahi
hai zameen
hai makaan
gair kaa aa
gair hai
yaa ham hi
ajnabi ee aas(?) si
aaj hai zindagi
dard ka aa doosraa
naam hai
zindagi ee

kyun khade
raah mein ae
raah bhi
so gayi
apni to o
chhaanh bhi
apne se
kho gayi
bhatke huye panchhi ki
raat hai zindagi
dard ka aa doosraa
naam hai
zindagi ee


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 :

5130 Post No. : 17085

Today 4th August 2022 is the ninety-third birth anniversary (4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987) of Kishore Kumar.

For the music lovers and readers associated with this blog today is another great day and we remember Kishore Da today and pay our tributes to him today here on the blog.

Today I have been late in sending this post to our editors and I sincerely hope that they will get time to consider and post this one. For more than a month now there is a ‘special project’ going at my workplace and because of this I am getting very less time to participate in blog activities. Though I wish to write and send many posts and many songs keep going through my mind on daily basis, but I am unable to concentrate and put in my energy on writing. I hope things to get back to normal after this ‘two months’ project gets over.

Today’s post got delayed because I was unable to make my mind up while making the selection. There are so many Kishore Kumar songs yet to be posted on the blog.
Since today is his birth anniversary I first looked for a happy song, then a fun song, then a romantic song, only a solo song, inspirational song, motivational song etc etc.

There was one song lying since years and pending to be posted, but it was a duet song and I did not wish to post a duet on this occasion today. I even noted two other songs, but then decided to send other.

Finally, I selected a Pancham composition which is in a sombre mood. Nevertheless listening to Kishore Kumar’s voice in this soulful song will bring back many memories for the readers. Poetry in the song by Majrooh Saab is also very nice and philosophical. The music prelude, the guitar and the mouth organ in between used in this composition is also very nice to listen to.

The movie and its songs were not much popular during its time. Nevertheless the overall musical score for this movie by Pancham Da is very very nice.

So here I am presenting a song from the ‘1985’ movie ‘Sitamgar’.

‘Sitamgar-1985’ was directed by Raj N Sippy for Bikramjeet Films International, Bombay and produced by Bikram Singh Dehal.

It had Dharmendra, Parveen Babi, Rishi Kapoor, Poonam Dhillon, Dr. Shreeram Lagoo, Prem Chopra, Jagdish Raj Gurbachan, Ranvir Raj, Azad, Tilak Mehta, Raj Kaul, Shamsuddin, Nath Kamle, Ved Akash, Ashok Gaekwad, Master Alankar, and Baby Geeta. Narendra Nath, Sonia Shania, and Sudhir make special appearance in this movie.

Ved Aakash and Pankaj Kharbanda were the Chief Assistant Directors of this movie. Ashok Gaekwad was the Associate Director for this movie.

V.N. Mayekar was the editor while Sakharam Borse assisted him in editing. Story and Screenplay of this movie was written by Mirza Brothers and dialogues were written by Dr. Rahi Masoom Raza.

This movie had six songs written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and composed by R.D. Burman (Manohari, Babloo and Martin were assistants). Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar gave their voices to the songs in this movie.

Today’s song is picturised on Dharmendra who is riding on a horse. It reminds us of many songs with similar picturisation.

Lyrics are by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and music is composed by R.D. Burman.

The audio version is having three stanzas while the video of this song is of only two stanzas.

Let us now listen to the great voice Kishore Kumar and take a journey down memory lane …

Audio

Video

Song-Pyaar jab na diyaa zindagi ne kabhi (Sitamgar)(1985) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

pyaar jab naa diya aa
zindagi ne kabhi ee
phir sitamagar kaun huaa
aadmi ya zindagi
pyaar jab naa diya aa
zindagi ne kabhi ee
phir sitamagar kaun huaa
aadmi ya zindagi

jurm ki hai sazaa
ye to jaanen sabhi
jurm ki hai sazaa
ye to jaanen sabhi
koyi mujrim kyun banaa
ye nahin maanen kabhi
saath jab naa diyaa
zindagi ne kabhi ee
phir sitamagar kaun huaa
aadmi ya zindagi

daagh lagtaa rahe
phir bhi jeena pade ae
ho o daagh lagtaa rahe
phir bhi jeena pade ae
zillaton ruswaaiyon ka
zehar bhi peena pade
reham jab naa kiya
zindagi ne kabhi
phir sitamagar kaun huaa
aadmi ya zindagi

wo to kehta rahaa
zindagi ke liye
wo to kehta rahaa
zindagi ke liye
ek mohabbat ke siwaa
kuchh na mujhko chaahiye
pyaar jab naa diya
zindagi ne kabhi
phir sitamagar kaun huaa
aadmi ya zindagi
pyaar jab naa diya aa
zindagi ne kabhi ee
phir sitamagar kaun huaa
aadmi ya zindagi
aadmi ya zindagi
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm


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 :

5099 Post No. : 17032

Rajesh Khanna – The Phenomenon – 10
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Welcome all to this post which again is coming after a ‘long gap’ in this series. Well, I hope to conclude this series too at the earliest possible 🙂 .

In this tenth episode of ‘Rajesh Khanna – the Phenomenon’ we look at Rajesh Khanna movies in the year 1983. This was the year of Rajesh Khanna. He was back on the top with a bang. I don’t know if I should say this that he was reinstated as the ‘King of Bollywood’ once again.

The successes of the movies ‘Avtaar’, ‘Sautan’, and to an extent of the movie ‘Agar Tum Naa Hote’ brought Kaka back into the limelight again. Another movie ‘Nishaan’ starring Kaka which was also released during this year 1983 also performed well at the box-office. Though he had delivered some versatile performances and kept doing different roles during the period 1975 to 1978 he was still far away from that level of success which he had tasted before.

He finally got a big boost in 1983 after his continued good performances, critically acclaimed performances and some commercially hit performances in the previous years i.e. from 1979 to 1982. Hit movies like ‘Amardeep’ (1979), ’Thodisi Bewafaai’ (1980); critically acclaimed movies like ‘Red Rose’ (1980), ‘Phir Wohi Raat’ (1980); successful movies like ‘Bandish’ in 1980; and then multi-starrer hits like ‘Qudrat’ in 1981, and ‘Raajput’, ‘Ashaanti’, and ‘Dharam Kaanta’ in 1982 had finally paid off. With two back-to-back hits – ‘Avtaar’ and ‘Sautan’, where Kaka was the main lead and a semi-hit like ‘Agar Tum Naa Hote’, brought a new life to Kaka’s filmi career or his ‘second innings’ as it is generally said.

In the year 1983 the following five movies of Rajesh Khanna were released. Although the movie ‘Baabu’ was passed by Censor Board in 1983, I remember it was released in theaters in 1985. Knowledgeable readers can throw more light on this.

Sl. No. Movie Title Director Censor Date
01 Agar Tum Na Hote Lekh Tandon 27.10.1983
02 Avtaar Mohan Kumar 27.01.1983
03 Baabu^ A.C. Trilokchander 01.11.1983
04 Nishaan Surendra Mohan 06.01.1983
05 Sautan Sawan Kumar 24.05.1983

Today I present a song from the movie ‘Avtaar’. And since this year 1983 was a special year for Kaka, I would like to present more posts covering songs from this year. Let us see how it works.

‘Avtaar’ made its debut on the blog on 27.08.2012 with this song “Ho Ooperwaale Tera Jawaab Nahin” and I would like to quote below what Atul ji had written about this movie of Rajesh Khanna.

“Avtaar” (1983) was a movie of Rajesh Khanna during the second innings of his acting career when he was no longer a superstar. The movies in which Rajesh Khanna acted during this phase won critical acclaim though even if Rajesh Khanna came nowhere close to regaining his lost crown.

 

‘Avtaar’ was produced and directed by Mohan Kumar for his home productions Emkay Enterprises. It had Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Sachin, AK Hangal, Sujit Kumar, Rajni Sharma, Madhu Malini, Yunus Parvez, Shashi Puri, Gulshan Grover, Pichoo Kapoor, Ranjan Grewal, Preeti Sapru and others. Madan Puri had a guest appearance in this movie.

Story of this movie was written by Mohan Kumar and Mushtaq Jalili. Screenplay of this movies was written by Mohan Kumar and dialogues were written by Mushtaq Jalili. Editing of this movie was done by Pratap Bhatt. It was passed by Censor Board on 27.01.1983. HFGK Vol-VI (1981-1985) mentions in the foot note of this movie page that this film was re-certified with English sub-titles by Censor Board on 06.05.1983.

The movie has five songs (including one two-part song) penned by Anand Bakshi and composed to music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. So far two songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. This is the third song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Suresh Wadkar, Alka Yagnik, and Mahendra Kapoor. This song is picturized on Shashi Puri-Preeti Sapru, Gulshan Grover-Rajni Sharma. Both couples are lip syncing the voices of Suresh Wadkar and Alka Yagnik. Mahendra Kapoor’s voice is used for background score where we can see Rajesh Khanna working hard in his own garage and preparing himself for a greater challenge.

In the movie this song happens when Rajesh Khanna and Shabana Azmi have left their home as their sons have betrayed them. Sachin (Sewak) accompanies them and arranges a temporary shelter for them. Not only this, after listening the conversation between his master and bibi ji he understands what his master needs. He then donates his blood and from the money for the blood, he buys aujaar (tools) for his master so that he can start his own garage. Rajesh Khanna has an uphill task from here to turn the fortunes while his sons are enjoying with their friends. That is where this song takes place, and we have some meaningful lyrics to listen.

That was all around forty years back now.

And if we go back fifty years i.e. to the year 1973 we have the following movies of Rajesh Khanna released in that year.

Sl. No.

Movie Title Director

Censor Date

01

Aavishkaar Basu Bhattacharya

26.09.1973

02

Daagh Yash Chopra

30.03.1973

03

Namak Haraam Hrishikesh Mukherjee

19.11.1973

 

Let us listen to the today’s song now.

Song – Zindagi Mauj Udaane Ka Naam Hai (Avtaar) (1983) Singers – Suresh Wadkar, Alka Yagnik, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Laxmikant Pyaarelal
Suresh Wadkar + Alka Yagnik
Chorus

Lyrics 

taara ram
taara ram
tu tu ru tu ru
tu ru tu ru tu ru
zindagi mauj udaane ka naam hai
zindagi yaaron ki jawaani ka jaam hai
jaam hai
payaam hai
zindagi
taara ram
taara ram
tu tu ru
tu ru
tu ru

zindagi mauj udaane ka naam hai
zindagi yaaron ki jawaani ka jaam hai
jaam hai
payaam hai
zindagi

nahin nahin ye zindagi
to mehnaton ka naam hai
waqt hai bahut hi kam
aur bada kaam hai
waqt hai bahut hi kam
aur bada kaam hai
zindagi

ho jitney khushiyon ke sapne hain
yaaro wo saare apne hain
ta ra ra ra ram
ta ra ra ra ram
jitney khushiyon ke sapne hain
yaaro wo saare apne hain
gam to kisi begaane kaa naam hai
jaam hai
payaam hai
zindagi

kaisa ye riwaaj hai
duniya ki saraay mein
ped jala dhoop mein
log baithe saaye mein
ped jala dhoop mein
log baithe saaye mein
zindagi

haq pyaar kaa aaj ada kar doon
tujhpe jaan fida kar doon
ta ra ra ra ram
ho
ta ra ra ra ram
haq pyaar kaa aaj ada kar doon
tujhpe jaan fida kar doon
ho jeena yoon hi
mar jaane ka naam hai
jaam hai
payaam hai
zindagi

marta hai aadmi
sau baar janam leta hai
marta hai aadmi
sau baar janam leta hai
himmat ki kokh se
avtaar janam leta hai
himmat ki kokh se
avtaar janam leta hai

zindagi ee . . .



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 : 5060 Post No. : 16974 Movie Count : 4599

Pancham’s Music – Eighties (1981-1990) -6 (1986)
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In today’s post we move on to Pancham’s music in 1986.

From this year onwards we can see noticeable drop in number of movies where Pancham Da had composed music. Compared to the seventeen movies in 1984 and eighteen movies in 1985, in 1986 Pancham Da composed music for only seven movies .

Here is the list of those movies.

Sno Movie Title Director Lyricist Date of Censor Certificate Status on the Blog
1 Anokhaa Rishtaa I.V. Sasi Anand Bakshi 27.06.1986 0
2 Ek Main Aur Ek Tu Ravi Tandon Anand Bakshi 15.07.1986 0
3 Jeevaa Raj Sippy Gulzar 19.11.1983 1 song posted
4 Palay Khan Ashim Samanta Anand Bakshi 03.12.1986 0
5 Samundar Rahul Rawail Anand Bakshi 03.09.1986 1 song posted
6 Shatru Pramod Chakravarty Anand Bakshi 24.07.1986 0
7 Zindagaani Prabhat Roy Anjaan, Indeevar 03.07.1986 Being introduced today

For today’s presentation we have a song from the movie ‘Zindagaani-1986’.

“Zindagaani-1986” was directed by Prabhat Roy for ‘Sangam Chitra, Bombay’. It was produced by S. Mazumdar.

It had Rakhi Gulzar, Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri, Ranjeet, Amjad Khan, Iftekhar, Seema Deo, Paintal, Manek Irani, Madhu Malini, Alka Nupur, Bhushan Tiwari, Kirti Kumar, Manjushree, and others. Suresh Oberoi makes a special appearance in this movie.

Screenplay and dialogues of this movie were written by Fiaz Salim. Editing of this movie was done by Sudhir Verma.

It was passed by Censor Board on 03.07.1986.

This movie had four songs. They were written by Anjaan (two songs) and Indeevar (two songs).

Music for this movie was composed by R.D. Burman.

Here is the list of songs of this movie:-

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer
01 Jab se miley ho tum zindagi mein Anjaan Lata Mangeshkar
02 Kab dogi pyaar mujhe kab dogi Indeevar Asha Bhonsle, Suresh Wadkar
03 Tum tum ho to ham bhi hain kam nahin Anjaan Asha Bhonsle, Shailendra Singh
04 Pyaar ka hoon main deewaana Indeevar Kishore Kumar, Annette Pinto

So far none of the songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. Today this movie ‘Zindagaani’ makes its debut on the blog.

Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. It is lip-synced by Rakhi Gulzar while Suresh Oberoi is also present in the picturisation of this melodious song.

Let us now listen to today’s song.

Lyrics for today’s song are written by Anjaan and music is composed by R.D. Burman.

Video

Audio

Song-Jab se miley ho tum zindagi mein (Zindagaani)(1986) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics(Based on audio link)

Laa laa
laa laa laa aa laa
laalaa
laalaalaa

jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein
maine ye jaanaa
hai pyaar kya aa aa aa
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein
maine ye jaanaa
hai pyaar kya aa aa
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein

ye kya huaa aa
jo bhi huaa
kabhi ye to honaa thha
aa
saathi mere
paa ke tujhe
ye dil to khona thha
ye kya huaa aa
jo bhi huaa
kabhi ye to honaa thha
aa
saathi mere
paa ke tujhe
ye dil to khona thha
hona yahi thha
jo ho gaya aa aa
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein ae
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein

(Dialogues not included)

tu hai jaisaa aa
koyi aisaa aa
pehle milaa hi nahin
binaa tere
zindagi ye
itni kahaan thhi haseen
tu hai jaisaa aa
koyi aisaa aa
pehle milaa hi nahin een
binaa tere
zindagi ye
itni kahaan thhi haseen
ye kya khushi hai ae
ye kya nashaa aa aa
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein ae
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein

(dialogues not included)

piyaa mere
sang tere
kahin door jaaungi ee
sapnon ki galiyon mein
naya ghar sajaaoongi
piyaa mere
sang tere
kahin door jaaungi
sapnon ki galiyon mein
naya ghar sajaaoongi
toote kahin naa sapnaa mera
aa aa
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein ae
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein
maine ye jaanaa
hai pyaar kya aa aa aa
jab se miley ho
tum zindagi mein
laa laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa
laa laa laa laa laa


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 :

5047 Post No. : 16960

Today 13th May’2022 is the seventy-sixth birthday of Shri Bishwanath Chatterjee compiler of Hindi Film Geet Kosh Vol-V (1971-1980). Those who have the copy of this Geet Kosh would have read about his brief introduction on the cover page no.2 of this Geet Kosh.
He has also been a co-compiler with Shri Hamraz ji for HGK Vol-I to Vol-IV etc. and a co-compiler with Shri Hamraz ji for the ‘List of Hindi Films (Talkie) – 1931-1987.

He has also been a co-author/co-editor with Vishwas Nerurkar for the books on Khayyam Saab, Kishore Kumar, Vasant Desai and Sudhir Phadke.

Here is a brief about him as mentioned in HFGK Vol-V (1971-1980) by Devi Shankar Kanojiya and other details which Shri Chatterjee shared with me. (Devi Shankar Kanojiya a family friend is younger to Bishwanath ji by five years and settled at Kanpur now. He was earlier working in Telecom department of Government of India.).

Bishwanath Chatterjee was born on 13th May’1946 at Nagpur. He is born and brought up at Nagpur only. After his studies he joined the Department of Audit & Accounts (Postal). (This department was later bifurcated in two i.e., Accounts and Audit being separate departments.)
His first posting was at Jaipur (for Jaipur circle) where he stayed for one year i.e. 1970-1971. His next posting was at Bhopal where he stayed till 14.05.1980 and was transferred to Nagpur w.e.f.15.05.1980.
He retired in May’2006 as Director of Accounts (Postal) and now settled in Nagpur. He has a daughter who is happily married and stays abroad with her family. She has a son.

It so happened that around 1966 Bishwanath ji got interested in Hindi Film Music, or rather the HFM attracted him so much that after two years i.e., around 1968 a thought to compile the details of all songs till date, then stems in his mind.
However, in absence of sufficient and required resources he had to suppress the idea temporarily but a strong urge to have such a compilation has already taken deep roots in his mind.
In ‘1975’ he got to know about Harmandir Singh Hamraaz ji through the weekly ‘Screen’ and came into contact with him. He came to know that Hamraz ji was also working on a similar project and in fact almost 50% work of compiling such information has been completed by Hamraz ji till then. So he decided to support full heartedly to Hamraaz ji. And he has been instrumental in preparing the ‘manuscript’ for the first four volumes of ‘Geet Kosh’ and after that he independently compiled the ‘Geet Kosh – Vol-V’.

He also accompanied Shri Hamraaz ji in extensive travels to places like Bombay, Poona, Indore, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, and Calcutta, for gathering information and meeting various film personalities and film connoisseurs to get accurate information as possible.

In between, in the year of 1975 he founded ‘Saurabh Radio Shrota Sangh’ at Nagpur and also published ‘Saurabh-1977’ (as a co-editor). But due to economic constraints he had to discontinue this publication.

Shri Chatterjee has been a ‘passionate’ student of Hindi Film Music and has keen interests in Hindustani Classical Music. He has his own library consisting of lot of books about films and Geet & Ghazals.

I got a chance to meet him once during my stay at Nagpur in 2015-2017, where our regular reader Shri Avinash Shravane was also with us. It was a ‘film screening’ program by ‘Cine Montage, Nagpur’.
I left Nagpur on 09.03.2017 and since then I am in touch with him on phone-calls. As very rightly mentioned by Shri Kanojiya ji, Bishwanath ji is very humble, generous, enthusiastic and extremely sensible person.

Yesterday evening when I called him he was very happy and enthusiastic as ever. We discussed many topics and shared our thoughts too.

Once again I wish him a very happy birthday today, and a healthy and peaceful, yet’ full of music’al life ahead.

When I think about him I find the today’s song perfectly fit for this occasion as the ‘fragrance of his works and words – in the form of ‘Geet Kosh’ will be there forever –spreading the ‘spring’ of ‘nostalgia and memories’ for generations together.

‘Zindagi phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa aa mehki rahe ae …’

Today’s song is from the ‘1979’ movie ‘Griha Pravesh’.

‘Griha Pravesh’ was directed by Basu Bhattacharya.

Basu Bhattacharya was also the writer and producer of this movie.

It had Sanjeev Kumar, Shamila Tagore, Sarika, Master Bittoo, Sudha Chopra, Manik Dutt, Vimal Joshi, Raj Verma, Nandlal Sharma, R.S. Chopra, Satay Bannerjee, Shashi Jain, Tarun Mujherjee, Nilesh, Khoka Mukherjee, Danny, Master Bharat, and Nitin Sethi.
Dinesh Thakur, Priya Darshini, Ranjan, Devendra and Gulzar made a friendly appearance in this movie.

Script of this movie was written by Gulzar and Basu Bhattacharya.
Editing of this movie was done by Om Prakash Makkar.
Dialogues of this movie were written by Gulzar, and he also wrote the lyrics for the songs in this movie.

Yesudas, Sulakshana Pandit, Chandrani Mukherjee, Pankaj Mitra, and Bhupendra had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

Music for this movie was composed by Kanu Roy.

Today’s song is sung by Bhupendra Singh and is a background song in the movie. It happens when the titles of this movie are rolling down.

Lyrics are by Gulzar and music is composed by Kanu Roy.

(I had noted this song more than five years back during my stay in Kenya and had earlier saved it for a special post.
Later on our dear Prakash ji had also sent the lyrics for this song with other remaining songs of this movie.).

Video


Song-Zindagi phoolon ki nahin (Grih Pravesh)(1979) Singer-Bhupinder Singh, Lyrics-Gulzar, MD-Kanu Roy

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

Zindagi ee
phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa aa
mehki rahe ae

Zindagi
phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa aa mehki rahe ae
Zindagi ee
phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa mehki rahe ae ae
Zindagi ee

Jab koi kahin gul khiltaa hai
Aawaaz nahin aati lekin
Jab koi kahin gul khiltaa hai
Aawaaz nahin aati lekin
Khushboo ki khabar aa jaati hai
Khushboo oo oo mehki rahe ae
Zindagi
phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa aa
mehki rahe ae ae
Zindagi ee

Jab raah kahin koi mudti hai
Manzil ka pataa to hota nahin
Jab raah kahin koi mudti hai
Manzil ka pataa to hota nahin
Ik raah pe raah mil jaati hai
Raahen mudti rahen
Zindagi ee
phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa mehki rahe ae ae
Zindagi
phoolon ki nahin
Phoolon ki tarah aa aa mehki rahe ae
Zindagi ee
Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
Hmm hmm hmm hmm
Laa la laa
Laa la la la laa
Ho ho ho ho o o o
O ho ho o o o

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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ज़िन्दगी फूलों की नहीं
फूलों की तरह आ आ महकी रहे ए
ज़िन्दगी फूलों की नहीं
फूलों की तरह आ आ महकी रहे ए
ज़िन्दगी ई फूलों की नहीं
फूलों की तरह आ महकी रहे ए ए
ज़िन्दगी ई

जब कोई कहीं गुल खिलता है
आवाज़ नहीं आती लेकिन
जब कोई कहीं गुल खिलता है
आवाज़ नहीं आती लेकिन
खुशबू की खबर आ जाती है
खुशबू ऊ ऊ महकी रहे ए
ज़िन्दगी फूलों की नहीं
फूलों की तरह आ आ महकी रहे ए ए
ज़िन्दगी ई

जब राह कहीं कोई मुडती है
मंजिल का पता तो होता नहीं
जब राह कहीं कोई मुडती है
मंजिल का पता तो होता नहीं
इक राह पे राह मिल जाती है
राहें मुडती रहें
ज़िन्दगी ई फूलों की नहीं
फूलों की तरह आ आ महकी रहे ए ए
ज़िन्दगी फूलों की नहीं
फूलों की तरह आ आ महकी रहे ए
ज़िन्दगी ई
हं हं हं हं हं
हं हं हं हं
ला ल ला
ला ल ल ला
हो हो हो हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ हो हो ओ ओ ओ


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 :

4961 Post No. : 16830

Today’s song is a comedy song from the film Arabian Nights-1946.

Can there be a child who has not read the story of Alibaba or Alladin or Sindbad the sailor ? All of us have read these stories in our younger days,but not many know that these stories are from ‘Arabian Nights’ or ‘The 1001 Nights’.

These are collections of stories from West and south Asia. The history of this book is very complex.Suffice to say that it is a composite work and that the earliest tales came from India and Persia. Perhaps in the 8th century,these were translated into Arabic and authors from every generation went on adding stories to it.However,the basic Frame story remains the same for centuries.

King Shahriyar of Persia is shocked to discover that not only his brother’s wife but his own wife is not faithful to them.He has both women executed.Having lost faith in women,he orders his Vazir to bring one Virgin everyday to him,for marriage.The next morning,she gets executed,to prevent her from being unfaithful. At one point of time,the Vazir exhausts his supply and he is to be executed the next day.His daughter Sheherzad asks her father to marry her to the King.Her pleading forces him to offer her to the king and they are married.On the first night of Marriage,Sheherzad starts telling a story to the king for whole night,but does not complete it.The story is so interesting that the King postpones her execution.

Second night she continues and the whole night the story remains incomplete….this way she tells him 1001 stories in 1001 nights.Finally a happy King pardons her. These are collectively called “The Arabian Night Stories. Many sources like Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic etc claim to be its root. However Historians’ consensus is that it is a composite work of many authors. Many stories from this book have been made into films in Hollywood and Bollywood.

A cursory look at the Film Title Index-1913 to 2012 by Hamraz ji tells us that the most popular stories are on Allauddin, Alibaba and Sinbad as well as Gul E Bakavli, besides films on other not so well known characters. In the Silent film era, films on Alibaba were made in 1927 (2films), Allauddin in 1927 (2), 1928,1931 Sindbad in 1930(2) and Arabian Nights-1930. During the Talkie films, the first film on Alibaba was in 1932, then in 40,46,54(2),66,76,77,80 and 2004. On Aladdin in 35, 36, 39,41, 49,52 (2), 55, 57,58,66,78, 82(2). On Sindbad in 46(2),52(2),58,65 and 2000.

As always, the creative heads in the story departments of filmmakers invented titles like Alladin ka Beta, Alladin ki Beti, Alladin and Laila. Similarly son and daughter were gifted to Alibaba and Sinbad and films made on them. The funniest title was Sindbad, Alibaba and Allauddin-1965 !

On a quick checking of HFGK entries for the 40’s decade we find that as many as 9 films were made in 1946 alone on these characters. Added were Baghdad ka chor, Hoor E Baghdad Sher E baghdad Arab ka chand and Shah E Misr-in which actor Ajit debuted with his real name Hamid.

Film Arabian Night-46 was made by P R Productions , Bombay, in Calcutta. In those days, many films were made by Bombay Producers in Calcutta with Bangla Artistes. Examples are films Krishnleela-46(producer laxmidas Anand from Bombay), Arabian Nights-46 and Chandrashekhar-48 (Ashok kumar was specially brought from Bombay to act opposite Kanan Devi). Speciality of these films was that Bombay banners preferred Kanan devi as Heroine and Kamal Dasgupta as MD for their films.

Film Arabian Nights-46 was directed by Niren Lahiri. kamal Dasgupta gave music to songs written by Faiyyaz Hashmi-the popular lyricist who could write songs in pure Hindi also. His name is known to NFS loving music lovers all over India. he wrote beautiful Lyrics for NFS sung by Talat Mahmood, Hemant kumar, Jagmohan, Juthika Roy, Pankaj Mullik and others.

Fayyaz was born on 18-6- 1920 at Calcutta. His father, Syed Muhammad Hussain Hashmi Dilgeer was a very famous poet and writer of stage drama. He was director at the top class theater of that time named “ MADAN THEATER LTD.” He knew 8 languages.

Senior lyricist, Faiyyaz Hashmi, passed away in Karachi on Nov 29 th 2011. He shot to fame after penning lyrics for such non-film songs as ;Ye Raatein Ye Mausam; (Pankaj Mullick), ;Tasveer Teri Dil Mera; (Talat Mehmood), ;Dil Ko Hai Tum Se Pyar Kyun; (Jagmohan), ;Bhala Tha Kitna Apna Bachpan; (Hemant Kumar), and so many more rendered by the likes of Juthika Roy and Feroza Begum.

Mr. Fayyaz Hashmi is a legendary song and dialogue writer and above all a true loving person. He is by himself an institution and a common asset of the Indo-Pakistan film-world. His admirers as ever are not confined in national frontiers. Those fond of Hindi / Urdu songs anywhere in the world have affection for him. The emergence of this bright star was evidenced much before independence of India, when Fayyaz Hashmi, still a teenager wrote the most famous song “Tasveer Teri Dil Mera Behla Na Sakhe Gi”. It was recorded in the voice of Talat Mehmood and music was composed by Kamal Das Gupta. This song brought “Talat” to limelight. Music for most of the Fayyaz Hashmi’s songs recorded at Calcutta was composed by Kamal Das Gupta.

The dynamic achievements of young Fayyaz Hashmi and his clarity of expression by using simple words were greatly appreciated by Qazi Nazrul Islam -“Tum mann main doob kar mann ka bhed nikaltey ho. Aasan shubdoon mein mushkil baat kehna buhut mushkil hay”. His unique combination of Urdu, Hindi and Sanskrit words to produce a harmonious song thus became a guideline for the future poets of geets. The transformation of some traditional Bangla songs was also facilitated. He has also written songs in Brij Bhasa and Purbi. His pre-independence songs total to about 1000.

Fayyaz Hashmi wrote his first verse “Chaman main Ghuncha-o-gul ka tabassum dekhne walo – Kabhi tum ne haseen kalyoon ka murjhana bhi dekha hai” when he was in 7th class. As a student of 9th class, he was participating in regular “mushairas”. He got an assignment in the British owned Gramophone Company at DumDum (now called Jessore Road, Kolkotta) India. He served there during 1943 to 1948 period. At that time the average monthly production of record was only 16. Once all the records (16) issued in a month were written by Mr. Fayyaz Hashmi- a record by itself. Some of the evergreen hit songs of Mr. Fayyaz Hashmi are quoted here:

1- Honton se gulfishan hain who – Aankhoon se ashkbar hum Talat Mahmood
2- Do Kafir Aankhoon ne mara Talat Mahmood
3- Dil ko hai tum se pyar kyoon Jag Mohan
4- Aaj use phir dekha hai Jag Mohan
5- Bhala tha kitna apna bachpan Hemant Kumar
6- Yeh Raaten yeh mausam yeh hansa hansana Pankhaj Mallick
(Also re-sung by Lata Mangeshkar as a tribute to the legendary Pankhaj Mallick)
7- Tasveer teri dil mera behla na sake gi Talat Mehmood
8- Ab yad hamein kyoon aati ho Hemant Kumar
9- Kitna dukh bhulaya tum ne Hemant Kumar
10-Maloom hay mujhko – ban Jao gi tum ek din taqdeer hamari Jag Mohan.

While in India, he wrote 48 songs in 9 Hindi films, namely-Subah Shyam-44, Meghdoot-45, Zameen Aasmaan-46, Pehchan-46, Krishna Leela-46, Arabian Nights-46, Giribala-47, Faisla-47 and Iran ki ek raat-49

He chose to migrate to Pakistan after the Partition.

In 1948, he was posted as recording Manager at Dhaka Center of the Gramophone Company and thereafter in 1951 at Lahore. He promoted many talents like Farida Khanum, Saeen Marna, Saeen Akhtar and Saeen Budha. He diverted towards the writing of film songs in 1956. “Kunwari Bewa” was the first film in Pakistan with his songs. He wrote more than 2000 songs for films and Gramophone Recording Company. He had also written stories, dialogues and scripts of many hit films like AULAD, ZAMAN KIYA KAHE GA, NEHLEY PE DEHLA, INTEKHAB, PEHCHAN, KHUDA AUR MUHABBAT, GHAREEBON KA BADSHAH etc. including “ HUM AIK HAIN” which was also directed by him. It was the first Pakistani film with 5 songs filmed in colour and as such a record in Pakistan film industry.

Every film, songs of which were written by Mr. Fayyaz Hashmi became super hit like SAHELI, AULAD, ASHIANA, SUHAGAN, HONAHAR, PEGHAM, SARTAJ, SHAREEK-E-HAYAT, EID MUBARAK, SHABNAM, LOVE IN JUNGLE, TOBA, SAWAL, LAKHOON MAIN AIK, DEWAR BHABI etc.

He received Graduate Award 3 times and also Nigar award for the best song in 1978 on “Chalo Achha Hua Tum Bhool Gaye” film “Lakhoon Main Aik”. He received International award in 1986 and another Nigar award in 1988 for the best dialogue of film “ Ghareebon Ka Badshah”. In addition to these he recounts about 11 Silver Jubilee Awards and 17 Golden Jubilee**. “Deewane Tere Pyar ke” is the latest film all songs of which have been written Fayyaz Hashmi.

The first compilation of his poetry was published as “ RAG RANG” in 1944 in India. His poems were published in various journals and magazines like Adbi Duniya, Adbe Lateef, Alamgeer, Beesveen Sadi, Shama (Delhi), Chitrali (Dhaka), Nigar (Karachi), Amar Jadeed and Amrit Bazar Patrika (Calcutta, India). He wrote many Naats and Qawwalis. He also wrote many National songs like (Ae Quiad-e-Azam tera ehsan hai ehsan” & “ Suraj Kare Salam – Chanda kare Salam”.

On the publication of his mystic verses, Mr. Raees Amrohi commented that “History of Sufi poets is indicative of a glorious future for them and Mr. Fayyaz.

(Based primarily on the article by Nadeemur Rehman, courtesy shri Rajnikumar Pandya ji and my own notes. ).

The cast of the film Arabian Nights-46 was Kanan Devi, Nawab, Robin Mujumdar, Debi Mukherjee, Molina Devi, Heeralal and Sunder. Today’s song is sung by actor Sunder Singh. Most readers will know Sunder only as a comedian. But he was a Hero in his early career and sang songs in films. Let us now enjoy his funny song.


Song- Zindagi kya ek gadbad hai (Arabian Nights)(1946) Singer- Sunder Singh, Lyricist- Faiyaz Hashmi, MD- Kamal Dasgupta

Lyrics

Zindagi kya
zindagi kya ek gadbad hai ree
gadbad hai
dil yahaa ka
dil yahaan ka
sab sadbad hai ree
gadbad hai

hai khilaadi duniyaa saari
duniyaa saari ee ee
hai khilaadi duniyaa saari
duniyaa saari ree ee
zindagi kya
zindagi kya ik gadbad hai ree
gadbad hai

husn pe duniya bhar ki nazar hai
yahaan pe aashaq ghanchakkar hai
ye maston ke baap ka ghar hai
baap ka ghar hai
aji ye maston ke baap ka ghar hai
baap ka ghar hai

sab hain rote
ham hain hanste
jeet hamaaree ree
sab hain rote
ham hain hanste
jeet hamaaree ree ee
zindagi kya
zindagi kya ik gadbad hai ree
gadbad hai

is daulat mein phanske marte
marte

kuchh hai fanda
sabke marte
marte
hansne waale hanske marte
marte marte
hansne waale hanske marte
marte marte
hansi khushi ki
saari daulat
ham par waarenge ae ae
hansi khushi ki
saari daulat
ham par waarenge ae ae
zindagi kya
zindagi kya ik gadbad hai ree
garbad hai
khel yahaan ka
hel yahaan ka
sab sadbad hai ree
gadbad hai


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4833 Post No. : 16616

Hullo Atuldom

Another date of October for which I always need to write out a post for.

It being the birth date of an actor whose work I began liking post 1975- “Sholay” to be exact. I liked the way he delivered his dialogues. Some dramatic dialogues which he had casually uttered are iconic and classic and stuff which fans quote as legendary.

Remember ‘mere paas maa hai’ it was not said forcefully or with banging of fists or any such heavy add-ons. He was also given dialogues which were comic in nature -for example the cricket commentary in English that has made “Namak Halal” a movie worth watching; he even managed to squeeze in some comedy intto the fight sequence in the climax of the movie. But I always loved the late night scene in Asrani’s office when Amitabh Bachchan calls Asrani and Dharmendra for a meeting to discus the situation between Vasudha and himself. I know I need not mention that I am talking of the Hrishikesh Mukherjee ’70s classic “Chupke Chupke” and the expression that he had when he said “for safety’s sake main woh bhi batadoonga”- priceless. He was so nice at depicting his emotions and I may have mentioned this a few times in earlier posts about how the scene between Sanjeev Kumar and AB Sr. in “Khuddar” was memorable as both the actors spoke with their eyes. An added advantage the film industry had when working with AB Sr. was he was good in action sequences too and is known to have enacted many of them without using a body-double or ‘stuntman’ (in filmy parlance). He managed to overcome his awkwardness where dance (a necessity in Indian movies) was concerned. He has also tried his hand at singing for his characters; for which initially, he was made-fun-of as he was considered to be a tuneless singer but he has sung and many of them have been very popular with his fans.

Today’s post which celebrates this all-time favorite actor of mine turning a year older or a step closer to 80 has a song from the 2003 (can’t believe this film was 18 years back, time has just flown) B R films production and Ravi Chopra directed “Baghban”. It had music by Aadesh Srivastava and Uttam Singh and songs were penned by Sameer. Alka Yagnik, Hema Sardesai, Richa Sharma, Sneha Pant, Udit Narayan, Aadesh Srivastava, Sudesh Bhonsle and Amitabh Bachchan were the playback singers used.

This song is pictured with an emotional Raj Malhotra (AB Sr.) singing, and yearning for his wife Pooja (Hema Malini) who is staying with one of their sons and he himself with another son. The story of ‘Baghban’ was something which was popular in the 60s and early 70s; but even this movie was successful with the new generation moviegoers. This song can also been seen as proof of what I stated earlier in this post viz. “actors speaking with their eyes”; here it is Hema and AB Sr. They have played the old couple so convincingly. The song is sung by Amitabh Bachchan and Alka Yagnik.

Here is wishing the (once) Angry- Youngman, Shahenshah of Bollywood, Star of the Millennium, Big B or AB Sr. (people in entertainment industry have been addressing him in this manner for a few years now) a Happy Birthday and lots of good health.

Audio

Video

Song-Main yahaan tu wahaan zindagi hai kahaan (Baagbaan)(2003) Singers-Amitabh Bachchan, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Sameer, MD-Aadesh Srivastava

Lyrics

main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan

main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan
main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan
tu hi tu hai sanam dekhta hoon jahaan
neend aati nahin yaad jaati nahin ee ee
neend aati nahin yaad jaati nahin
bin tere abb jiya jaaye naa aa aa
main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan

waqt jaise thehar gaya hai yahin
har taraf ek ajab udaasi hai
bekaraari kaa aisa aalam hai
jism tanha hai rooh pyaasi hai

teree soorat ab ek pal kyun nazar se hatati nahin
raat din toh kat jaate hain
umr tanha katati nahin
chaah ke bhi naa kuchh keh sakoon tujhse main aen aen
chaah ke bhi naa kuchh keh sakoon tujhse main
dard kaise karoon main bayaan aan aan
main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan

jab kahin bhi aahat huyi
yoon laga ke tu aa gaya aa
khushboo ke jhonke ki tarah
meri saansen mehka gaya
ek woh daur thha
ham sada paas thhe ae ae
ek woh daur thha
ham sada paas thhe
ab toh hain faasle darmiyaan aan aan
main yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

beeti baaten yaad aati hain
jab akela hota hoon main
bolti hain khaamoshiyaan
sabse chhupke rota hoon main
ek arsa huwa muskuraaye huye ae ae
ek arsa huwa muskuraaye huye
aansuon mein dhali daastaan aan aan
mai yahaan tu wahaan
zindagi hai kahaan
tu hi tu hai sanam dekhta hoon jahaan
neend aati nahin
yaad jaati nahin ee ee
neend aati nahin
yaad jaati nahin
bin tere ab jiya jaaye naa aa aa


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