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When we talk of Partition and Migration of artistes from India to Pakistan and vice versa, only the famous and the well known names are considered. There were hundreds of small time less known artists, viz. actors, directors, lyricists, composers, instrument players, chorus singers, technicians etc who also had migrated for various reasons. The other day I was reading a book, ” Who’s who: Music in Pakistan ” written by A.Shaikh and M.Shaikh. In this book I found several names of singers,composers,lyricists and above all instrument players, who shifted to Pakistan.

It is a well known fact that in olden times,the instrument players,chorus singers and orchestra players had personal attachments and preferences,for particular composers and vice versa too. That is why, when Ghulam Haider went back to Lahore,he was extremely happy to meet some of his orchestra players in Lahore. In one of the interviews he had said that he felt like a family reunion. He arranged a get together for all those people.

In the Hindi film industry,many Partition immigrants came to dominate and transform the scene here.Film makers like Pancholi, Sippy,B R Chopra,Yash Chopra,Ramanand Sagar-all India’s most successful commercial producers were also Partition immigrants. Once heavily dominated by Muslim Film makers,writers,actors and composers,the Hindi film industry changed drastically after the Partition.

Many successful film personalities had gone to Pakistan between 1947 and 1950,including producers like Mehboob and Shaukat Hussain Rizvi-who went to Lahore,with capital to buy the Hindu-owned studios. Prominent producers of Lahore like Dalsukh Pancholi and Shorey were forced to sell their studios and properties for a song and flee for their life,to India,after riots in Pakistan post Partition. Some Muslim artistes returned to India,after a few years when they realised that Lahore film industry had largely collapsed due to exodus of prominent Hindu producers.

The crucial role played by films in Indian culture could be seen in the Refugee camps of Delhi,where ever evening,for 2 hours Hindi films were shown free to all. ‘ Film India’ commented that there were more than 15000 refugees from Sindh and Punjab in Bombay.It also suggested that good looking and educated women can be employed in films.Due to polarisation,there was much explosive writing published in this magazine,that time.

However,as before and always, Bombay film industry maintained its secular culture and a big rally,led by Durga Khote and Prithviraj Kapoor was taken out on 2-10-1947,in Bombay. The entire film industry had joined in it and slogans like ‘Hindu-Muslim bhai bhai’ etc were shouted in the rally. Similarly,to pacify over one lakh refugees from East Pakistan (now Bangaladesh) in Calcutta, Lata Mangeshkar had led a rally in Calcutta during 1971.

The famous Music Historian James Mc Connachie said, ” As India marched into an uncertain future-in 1947-Film songs offered something Unique: they helped creating a sense of belonging to One Nation,something that the divisive extremist right wingers in India,chanting” Hindustan for Hindus” could never achieve. When Hindi film singers sang,nobody cared that Mohd.Rafi was a Muslim or Lata was a Hindu Brahmin. Its great music bridged the gap between Hindus and Muslims,mush better than any Politician (including Gandhi and Nehru) ever could achieve.” -World Music-The rough guide,Vol II,pp 106,pub.1990 by Harper.

Like many top class composers who migrated to Pakistan, there were some small time or recently started composers who also left, like Inayat Hussain (only 1 Punjabi film Kamli),Fateh ali khan (2 films,Aaina-44 and Director-47),Tufail farooqi (2 films-Sona Chandi-46 and Dekhojee-47). Inayat Hussai of course became a Legend in Pakistan.

Today’s song is from film Aaina-1944. Its music directors were Gulshan Sufi and Fateh Ali Khan. Fateh ali khan migrated to Pakistan after Partition and Gulshan Sufi went after mid 50s.

Fateh Ali Khan was a classical singer and a Qawwali musician in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born in Jalandhar, Punjab, British India in 1901. Fateh Ali Khan was the father of Pakistani Qawwali musicians, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Farrukh Fateh Ali Khan. Their family had an unbroken tradition of Qawwali, linked closely to the Sufi Chishti Order for over 600 years. Fateh Ali Khan was trained in classical music and Qawwali by his father, Maula Baksh Khan (Ali Khan), and he, soon after his training, distinguished himself as a skilled vocalist and instrumentalist. He learned to play traditional Indian instruments such as sitar, sarod and vichitra veena as well as Western instruments like the violin. He also mastered thousands of verses in Punjabi, Urdu, Arabic and Persian.

Fateh Ali Khan was the leader of his family’s Qawwali party but they were billed as Fateh Ali Khan, Mubarak Ali Khan & Party. Mubarak Ali Khan, his brother, shared both singing and harmonium-playing duties with him. They were regarded as among the foremost exponents of Qawwali in their time. They are credited with popularizing the poetry of Allama Iqbal through their singing. Iqbal’s poetry was regarded as difficult to set musical tunes to, and while he was highly admired in academic circles and by intellectuals, Allama Iqbal did not have much of a popular following yet among the common people mainly due to the radio broadcasting technology still under development back then in British India. Fateh Ali Khan and Mubarak Ali Khan, more than anyone else, helped Iqbal achieve popular success as well: Allama Iqbal paid the ultimate homage to the two brothers by saying: ‘I was restricted to schools and colleges only. You (Ustad Fateh Ali Khan) have spread my poetry through India’.

Like many other musicians,Fateh ali khan too wanted to try his hand at Film music. In India,he gave music only to 2 films, that too with other composers. One was film Aaina-1944, along with Gulshan Sufi and the other was film Director-1947, along with Lachhiram Tamar. After partition he migrated to Pakistan with all his family. In Pakistan, however, he had better luck in films. He gave music to Do kinare-50, Harjaai-52, Shola-52, Bedari-57 ( ditto copy of our film Jagriti-1954), Saathi-59 and Tum na maano-61. He also sang in film Waada-57 and Raagini-58. Ustad Fateh Ali Khan was the foremost sitar-player and film music composer of the 1950’s in Pakistan.His compositions in Bedari (1957)became run-away super-hits in Pakistan because they were a heart-felt tribute to the founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and the public’s sentiments about patriotism.

In 1948, his son, Nusrat, was born in Faisalabad, Pakistan. Fateh Ali Khan wanted Nusrat to become a doctor or an engineer because he felt Qawwali artists had low social status. However, Nusrat showed such interest in and aptitude for Qawwali that his father soon relented, and began training him. However, Fateh Ali Khan died in 1964 at the age of sixty-three, when Nusrat was sixteen and still in school. Nusrat’s training was completed by Fateh Ali Khan’s brothers, Mubarak Ali Khan and Salamat Ali Khan. (information adapted from wiki, Harish Raghuwanshi ji, pakfilms.net and my notes).

The cast of the film Aaina-41 consisted of Husn Banu, Yakub, Trilok kapoor, Yashodhara katju, Rajkumari Shukla, Gope etc etc. The film had two Lyricists- Pt. Phani and Tanvir Naqvi. ( Naqvi had also migrated to Pakistan). The film was directed by S.M. Yusuf. Even he had migrated to Pakistan.

S.M.Yusuf – Shaikh Mohammed Yousuf, (20-6-1910 at Poona to 17-8-1994 at Lahore) was originally from U.P. and started his career by assisting directors in various studios. He was one cine artist who migrated to Pakistan and became a very successful director there too. Actress Nigar Sultana was his second wife for 5 years.

After Partition,several artistes-heroes,heroines,Directors,Comedians,lyricists,Composers, Singers and character artistes migrated to Pakistan. Almost 90% of them failed there miserably. Some of them like Meena Shorey shone for a while but ended up in penury and anonymity. Exceptions were like Malika -e-Tarannum Noorjahan. from the successful artistes,the major chunk was musicians-composers like Khurshid Anwar,Nissar Bazmi, Nashad etc. Among the directors. S M Yusuf was the exception who succeeded. The migration of Cine artistes continued till 1965,when President General Ayub Khan banned Indian actors. Shaikh Mukhtar-1963 and Kumar-64 were probably the last to migrate to Pakistan. Till then some artistes like Sheila Ramani,Nasir Khan,pran,Manorama,composer Timir Baran etc went and worked in Pakistani films.

S.M.Yusuf started directing films in India from Bharat ke Laal-36. He directed 20 films like,Darban, Aaina, grihasthi, Saheli, Mehendi,GuruGhantal, Bahurani, Maalik, Gujara, Hyderabad ki Nazneen, Bikhre Moti etc.

When he went to Pakistan,in late 50s,he made his first film there Saheli,which was a ditto remake of his own Hindi film- Mehendi-1950. This film Saheli became such a great hit that it virtually grabbed all major awards including a Nigar award for S M Yusuf himself. He made about 13 films in Pakistan,before he died on 17-8-1994,at Lahore,from where he had begun his career !

Film Aaina-44 was a social film. It depicted a family, in which the mother in law, due to her short temper, querulous and quarrelsome nature almost destroys her happy family. She has 2 existing daughters in law who are submissive. The third daughter in law is different. Initially she tolerates mother in law’s tantrums,but later on she teaches her a lesson and brings peace and happiness back to the family. This type of stories were abundant in the 70s and 80s in Bollywood. Title Aaina was used in 1944,1977, 1993 and 2014 also.

Film Aaina-44 had 8 songs. 7 songs were already covered. Today’s song is the 8th and the final song of the film. So, film Aaina-44 joins those films which have ALL songs covered.


Song-Bharat Mata ki Beti shakti ka avtaar (Aaina)(1944) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewali, Lyrics-Pt. Phani
MD- Fateh Ali Khan
chorus

Lyrics

Bharat Mata ki Beti
shakti ka avtaar

ae Bharat Mata ki Beti
shakti ka avtaar
ae Bharat Mata ki Beti
shakti ka avtaar

aa samay samay par devi toone
samay samay par devi toone
badla hai sansaar
samay samay par devi toone
badla hai sansaar
ae Bharat Mata ki Beti
shakti ka avtaar
ae Bharat Mata ki Beti
shakti ka avtaar

jahaan pati pooja karwaaya
wahaan shaanti laayi
jahaan pati pooja karwaaya
wahaan shaanti laayi

deep bani andhere ghar ka
shobha ban muskaayi
deep bani andhere ghar ka
shobha ban muskaayi

pati ki kismat ka hai taara
bindiya teri naam
pati ?? hai taaraaaa
bindiya teri naam
ae bharat mata ki beti
shakti ka avtaar
ae bharat mata ki beti
shakti ka avtaar

dheeraj tera dharam hai naari
daya hai teri shaan
dheeraj tera dharam hai naari
daya hai teri shaan

prem pujaaran tu satwanti
pati tera bhagwaan
prem pujaaran tu satwanti
pati tera bhagwaan

sote bhaagya jagaaye
tere paayal ki jhankaar
sote bhaagya jagaaye
tere paayal ki jhankaar
ae Bharat mata ki beti
shakti ka avtaar
ae Bharat mata ki beti
shakti ka avtaar

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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

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Today’s song is from a film called “Sona”(1948). In 1946, there was a film titled “Sona Chandi”. In 1964 there was a film titled not just “Chandi”, but a whole “Chandi ki Diwar” and in 1977 there was a film called “Chandi Sona”. So much for the precious metals in Hindi film Titles !

We have often heard and read that in olden days, young film aspirants from far off cities and smaller towns, ran away from homes to the Maya Nagari-Bombay, to try their luck. Few of them succeeded. But mind you, not ALL stars came running away to Bombay. Many of them were actually invited by Bombay filmmakers, rolling out red carpets for them. This normally used to offer in case of promising stars from other film centres like Calcutta and Lahore. For example, Shamshad Begum was specially brought to Bombay from Lahore. Saigal was brought from Calcutta to Bombay, with an attractive offer.

That, precisely, was the reputation of Bombay, that careers are made in Bombay and opportunities are found in abundance for them who have Talent and Luck ! Munawar Sultana, Heroine of film Sona-48 was one such star, who was brought from Lahore with an offer of Rs. 4000 pm and rented furnished accomodation – by Mazhar Khan.

Munawar Sultana was born on 8 November 1924, in Lahore, into a strict Punjabi Muslim family. According to an interview with son Sarfaraz and daughter Shaheen, conducted by Shishir Krishna Sharma, Munawwar’s father was a radio announcer. Munawwar wanted to become a doctor, but was side-tracked by an offer in films. This was a small role in the film, Dalsukh Pancholi’s Khazanchi (1941), where she played a barmaid, and had a song, Peene ke din aaye piye jaa picturised on her. She went by the screen name Asha for this period.

In 1945, she was visited in Lahore by producer-actor-director Mazhar Khan, who contracted her on a monthly fee of Rs. 4000 plus an apartment, and brought her to Bombay. Munawwar’s first film with Mazhar was Pehli Nazar, where she was cast opposite actor Motilal. In the popular song Dil jalta hai to jalne de (Let the Aflame Heart Burn) playbacked by singer Mukesh for Motilal, Khan focused on Munawwar’s close-ups during the picturisation.

Following Pehli Nazar, she was kept busy through 1947 to 1949 working in several films. Baburao Patel wrote in the cine-mag Filmindia 1949, about her being one of the most over-worked actresses along with Suraiya and Nargis.

In 1947, Munawar acted in four films Dard, Elaan, Andhon Ki Duniya and Naiyya. Dard was directed by Kardar under Kardar Productions. In spite of no big stars being in the film, it turned out to be a surprise “musical hit” at the box office. The hero of the film was Kardar’s brother Nusrat (Kardar). The song Afsana likh rahi hoon became a big success. Elaan garnered positive reviews for Munawwar. A Muslim social, the film was praised for its “progressive attitude” towards the need of education.

A lot has already been written about Elaan-47,elsewhere, as well as on this blog too,earlier.

When Mehboob Khan heard the story initially, he spent few days thinking about it. He anticipated adverse reactions of the Fundamentalists on this film. His team for this film included many Muslims, almost in every department. Major contributors like Naushad, Zia Sarhadi, Amirbai Karnataki and most important , Munawar Sultana,the Heroine,were all Muslims.Others at least were connected indirectly,but Munawar was the Heroine.

Mehboob Khan had a sitting with her and explained to her the entire story and the likely repercussions to the film. He gave her an option to opt out of the film. Munawar played very brave and firmly told Mehboob Khan that she was 100% with him and was ready to work and face, whatever happens as an aftermath.

This act of courage was loved and appreciated by Mehboob Khan very much and he remained indebted to her ever after.

1948 saw Munawar in four more films. Parai Aag, Sona, Majboor and Meri Kahani.

1949 was Munawar’s busiest year with seven releases. Out of her four films released in 1950, Munawar’s most notable film was Babul (Father’s House). She acted opposite Dilip and Nargis in this love triangle. Directed by S. U. Sunny, the music was composed by Naushad. The film became a major success at the box office. She acted in a few more films till 1956, with Jallad being her last appearance.

From 1950, Munawar’s career slowed down, and she acted in fewer films. She met her husband Sharif Ali Bhagat, a businessman, on the sets of a movie for which he provided furniture. He produced two films with Munawar in the lead, Meri Kahani (1948) and Pyar Ki Manzil (1950). Following the sudden death of her husband in 1966, Munawar managed her family of four sons and three daughters. In the last eight years of her life, Munawar suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. She died on 15 September 2007, at her home in Ambedkar Road. Pali Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

The cast of film Sona-48 also consisted of the producer director Mazhar Khan as the Hero, Madhuri, Dikshit, Navin Yagnik, Madan Puri and others.

How many of us know anything about Navin Yagnik ? Navin was a well known stunt film actor who did social films also with the same ease. Navin was born in Calcutta in 1912. His father was from U.P. and mother from Bengal. During school days, he was more interested in sports, dramas and oratory. He did not complete his Matriculation, but ran away to Bombay, to become an actor-against the wishes of his family.

He joined Sagar Films in 1930, as an Extra, without salary. After few months he got Rs.35 pm, but no credited roles. After an year or so, he left Sagar and joined Mohan Bhavnani’s Ajanta Film company. He first worked in film ‘ The Mill ‘-34. Unfortunately, this film was banned for 2 years. The film was based on a story by Munshi Premchand and depicted the poor conditions of mill workers in Bombay. The Mill Owners’ Association brought pressure on Government and got the film banned. After 2 years, the film was released as ” Ghareeb Parivar”-36 aka ‘Daya ki Devi’. Two more films and Navin became Hero in film ” Pyar ki maar”-35.

He also worked in Minerva Movietone, Prakash pictures, Filmistan and other good banners. Some of his well known films were, Zambo-The ape Man-37, Meri Bhool-37, Divorce-38, Son of Zambo-39, Main Haari-40, Vasantsena-42, Raja Rani-42, School Master-43, prithvi Vallabh-43, Chal chal re Naujawan-44 etc. His last film was Bhagwat mahima-55. In all, he worked in 30 films.

The Music Director for film Sona-48 was Vasant Desai. Vasant Desai ( 9-6-1912 to 22-12-1975 ) was an incredibly talented man who never got his dues.

That greatness has no correlation with commercial success, is best personified in the life and works of Hindi film music director Vasant Desai. Well versed in every department of film making, Desai’s talent was a blessing to the music world. Though critics may credit Naushad as a composer steeped in classical traditions, Vasant Desai was equally, if not more, proficient in making tunes based on complex ragas. Sadly, despite his prowess, this simple man whose birth anniversary was in 2012, has not been given his due by the film industry befitting his stature and contribution to its music.

Veteran Marathi film music director and Desai’s creative mentor Keshavrao Bhosle in his memoirs “Mazhe Sangeet” applauds Desai for many such firsts as well as introduction of echo in sound recording in India with Zohra Bai’s song Jo dard banke zamaane pe chhaaye jaate hain from “Parbat Pe Apne Dera”. Hear Rafi’s immortal kah do koyi na kare yahaan pyaar(Goonj Uthi Shehnaai) and you realise how echo was not a tool for experimentation for Desai but a magnificent instrument of creative ability.

Though Lata Mangeshkar doesn’t acknowledge any of Desai’s creations in her top 20 personal favourites nor praises his vast repertoire, it is a fact that some of her finest renditions were under Desai. Allegedly, Lata had a grouse against him for promoting other singers, especially Vani Jairam, and hence ignored his contribution in her career even when most of her songs under Desai’s baton have been unsurpassed till this day. Go down the memory lane and you can’t ignore sublime creations like Jo tum todo piyaa (Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje) , Tere sur aur mere geet(Goonj Uthi Shehnaai), Main gaaun tu chup ho jaa (Do Aankhen Baarah Haath) , Piyaa te kahaan gayo (Toofaan aur Diyaa) or Ek thhaa bachpan (Aasheerwaad) . Even though Desai made her Ae maalik tere bande ham (Do Aankhen Baarah Haath) into a memorable secular prayer, Lata hardly ever commends the composition. May be she is unhappy that Desai created an equally powerful bhajan Hamko man ki shakti dena(Guddi) into a nationwide school prayer through Vani’s vocals.

His proficiency was the reason why he was greatly admired by maestros like Bismillah Khan (who made the shehnai famous with his recitals in “Goonj Uthi Shehnai”, Amir Khan, Bhimsen Joshi, and M. S. Subbulakshmi. She even got a song composed from Desai for her recital at the UNO headquarters. It was Desai’s virtuosity that made Dada Muni (Ashok Kumar) render an all-time favourite children’s song rail gaadi rail gaadi (Aasheerwaad) (“Aashirwad”) with minimum instrumentals. Nowadays when Cannes Film Festival is a place of photo opportunity rather than exploration of artistry, it is overwhelming to know that decades ago Desai’s versatility made “Amar Bhoopali” the only Indian film to win a Grand Prix award for original musical score at Cannes ! Obviously, lyricist Gulzar isn’t wrong to hail Desai as a “music composer extraordinaire” especially when he catapulted his Bole re papeehara(Guddi) to Himalyan heights of popularity.

Born in a wealthy family in Sonwad village in Maharashtra, Desai joined the famous Prabhat Film Company at Kolhapur at its inception. Apart from performing several minor chores, he also acted, sang and sometimes composed songs in Prabhat’s films like “Dharmatma” and “Sant Dnyaneshwar” but once he had mastered the craft of music composition, he stuck to it. Devoted to V. Shantaram from his Prabhat days, Desai went along with the maestro when he broke away from Prabhat to form his own Rajkamal Studios. Scoring music for a majority of Shantaram’s films, Vasant’s career suffered a major blow when their relations soured in the late 1950s. Yet it is to his credit that even though they split after recording of “Aadha Hai Chandrama” (later re-done by C. Ramchandra), he never ever spoke ill about “Anna” till his dying day.

Film director Vikas Desai says, “even family members never came to know the reasons for leaving Shantaram though he went back to score the background music of ‘Geet Gaya Patharon Ne’ on Anna’s request”.

Going through his long and enviable list of songs would be difficult but suffice to say that his memorable songs are valuable gems of musical heritage. And though the patriotic Vasant Desai may have remained unsung for his cinematic as well as academic contribution to school music curriculum, his songs regale listeners with their inherent melodic fragrance.

In his initial stage of career, he had acted in films like, Dharmatma-35, Amar Jyoti-36, Wahan-37 and Sant Dnyaneshwar-40. He even sang songs in films like Amrit Manthan-34, Dharmatma-35, Amar Jyoti-36, Wahan-37, Sant Dnyaneshwar-40, Sant Sakhu-41, Shakuntala-43 and Parbat pe apna dera-44. In all, Vasant Desai gave music to 50 films. His first film was Shobha-42 and Last released film was Shaque-76.
(some information in the article adapted from Wiki and The Hindu).

Shantaram was planning a path breaking film Maanus(Marathi)-Aadmi in Hindi,in those days and was in the process of finalising the cast.Vasant Desai who was Shantaram’s chela in those days,was aspiring to become a Music Director. He started his career as an actor in small roles and he sang songs too.He had very high hopes that Shantaram will do something for him. One day Shantaram called him and said,” I am planning a new film. You will be the Hero and Shanta Apte will be the Heroine.” Vasant was very happy. His auditions were good.

Meanwhile Mera Ladka-38 became quite popular and its songs, particularly,Dekhoon kab tak baat( Paahu re kiti waat-Marathi)” by Shanta bai and composed by Keshavrao Bhole was a great Hit.Impressed with her effortless acting and natural singing style, Shantaram changed his mind and decided to cast Shanta Hublikar and Shahu Modak as the lead pair for Aadmi – 39.

Shantaram called Vasant Desai and told him,” Be ready for a shock. I have decided to make Shanta Hublikar and Shahu Modak as the Hero and Heroine of my new film. You will have to wait. But your time will come ” Vasant Desai was heart broken. With Shantaram’s permission he composed music for Shobha and Aaankh ki sharm in 1942 and Mauj in 1943. he had worked as assistant to Tembe, Krishnarao, Bhole and Mainkar. He had acted and sang in Amar Jyoti . His time came when Shantaram gave him SHAKUNTALA-1943 as a Music Director.

Today’s song from film Sona-1948 is sung by Zohrabai Ambalawali and Chorus, but there is also an unidentified male’s voice in the song. The song was procured and uploaded by our Sadanand ji Kamath on my request. Thanks. The song is very melodious and immediately reminds another popular song Mubaarak ho dulha dulhan ko ye shaadi from film Paak Daaman-1957-MD Ghulam Mohd. As per the prevailing custom of composers having a classical base and a stage music background, the prelude music of this song is also quite long, lasting for 54 seconds. Not all songs had such preludes, but majority had.


Song-Umangon ke din hain khushi ka zamaana (Sona) (1948) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, unknown male voice, Lyrics-Nakshab, MD-Vasant Desai
Both

Lyrics

aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

aa haa ha
hahahaha

Umangon ke din hain khushi ka zamaana
Umangon ke din hain khushi ka zamaana
ye mausam suhaana
yahin aana jaana
ye mausam suhaana
yahin aana jaana

nigaahon ko milne lagin hain nigaahen
nigaahon ko milne lagin hain nigaahen
wafa ke kadam hain mohabbat ki raahen
wafa ke kadam hain mohabbat ki raahen
machalti chali jaa rahi hai jawaani
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa

machalti chali jaa rahi hai jawaani
thaharta chala ja raha hai zamaana
thaharta chala ja raha hai zamaana
ye mausam suhaana
yahin aana jaana
Umangon ke din hain khushi ka zamaana
ye mausam suhaana
yahin aana jaana

o ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho ho
chale daur par daur
saaghar uthhaao
chale daur par daur
saaghar uthhaao
zamaane ka har ek gham bhool jaao
zamaane ka har ek gham bhool jaao
hamesha jamegi ye ?? ki mehfil
zara tum bhi peena hamen bhi pilaana
zara tum bhi peena hamen bhi pilaana
ye mausam suhaana
yahin aana jaana
umangon ke din hain
khushi ka zamaana
ye mausam suhaana
yahin aana jaana


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“Paraayi Aag”(1948) was directed by Najam Naqvi for Great India Pictures. The movie had Munawwar Sultana, Ulhas, Mumtaz (Madhubala), Sheri, A Shah, W M Khan, Jilloo Bai etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven of them have been covered in the past.

The details of the songs discussed in the past are as under:

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Nigaahein milaane ko jee chaahtaa hai 2983 18-Sep-10
Kaun tere man bhaaya 9225 2-Jan-14
Man geet suhaane gaaye 10125 21-Aug-14
Kuchh bhi na kahaa aur keh bhi gaye 12243 21-Jul-16
Bhool jaa wo pyaar ke rangeen fasaane 12363 10-Sep-16
Kis’se kahen ki kaun hamaare chale gaye 13755 22-Nov-17
O tohe kaise dikhaaun dil cheer ke 14010 4-Feb-18

Here is the eighth and final song from “Paraayi Aag”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali. Akhtar Ul Imaan Naqvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

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

With this song, “Paraayi Aag”(1948) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Ae dil jahaan mein tera thhikaana koi nahin (Paraayi Aag)(1948) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewali, Lyrics-Akhtar Ul Imaan, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

ae dil il il
ae dil il il il
ae dil jahaan mein tera aa
ae dil jahaan mein tera
thhikaana koi nahin
thhikaana koi nahin
ae dil jahaan mein tera aa
ae dil jahaan mein tera
thhikaana koi nahin
thhikaana koi nahin
jeene ka tere paas
bahaana koi nahin
bahaana koi nahin
jeene ka tere paas
bahaana koi nahin
bahaana koi nahin

ab tu hai aur dukh bhari ee ee
raaten judaai ki ee
raaten judaai ki
kismat mein teri khwaab
suhaana koi nahin
suhaana koi nahin

tu geet hai wo jiski ee ee ee
tadap so gayi kahin
tadap so gayi kahin
tu daastaan hai jiska
zamaana koi nahin
zamaana koi nahin

sunsaan door tak hai
mohabbat ki bastiyaan
mohabbat ki bastiyaan
kisko pukaaren
apna begaana koi nahin
begaana koi nahin
ae dil jahaan mein tera aa
ae dil jahaan mein tera
thhikaana koi nahin
thhikaana koi nahin


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Blog Day : 3488 Post No. : 14010

“Paraayi Aag”(1948) was directed by Najam Naqvi for Great India Pictures. The movie had Munawwar Sultana, Ulhas, Mumtaz (Madhubala), Sheri, A Shah, W M Khan, Jilloo Bai etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Six of them have been covered in the past.

Here is the seventh song from “Paraayi Aag”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Naseem Akhtar. Akhtar Ul Imaan Naqvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

Only the audio of this song is available. It sounds like a stage performance song where who ladies are presenting a roothhna-manaana song and dance performance, with one lady playing the role of a male. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-O tohe kaise dikhaaun dil cheer ke (Paraai Aag)(1948) Singers-Zohrabai Ambalewali, Naseem Akhtar, Lyrics-Akhtar Ul Imaan, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

tohe kaise dikhaaun dil cheer ke
tohe kaise dikhaaun dil cheer ke
ho gori
kaise dikhaaun dil cheer ke
ho gori
ho gori
kaise dikhaaun dil cheer ke
haay
tohe kaise dikhaaun dil cheer ke

hato jaao jee
hato jaao jee
baaten banaate ho kyun
hato jaao jee
hato jaao jee
baaten banaate ho kyun
jhoothhi chaahat jata ke jalaate ho kyun
jhoothhi chaahat jata ke jalaate ho kyun
khote hote hain chhore aheer ke

haay gori
kaise dikhaaun dil cheer ke

ek hi daaon mein
khelwaa rahoon main
aen aen aen aen
ek hi daaon mein
khelwaa rahoon main
keh diya tere nainon ka maara hoon main
tohe kaise dikhaaun ghaav teer ke
haay gori
kaise dikhaaun dil cheer ke

bhanwre udte phirte hain
idhar se udhhar
bhanwre udte phirte hain
idhar se udhhar
aaj is phool par
kal hai us phool par
aaj is phool par
kal hai us phool par
lobhi kaaran hai auron ke peer ke
haaye
lobhi kaaran hai auron ke peer ke

to main harjaai hoon
jaao yoon hi sahi
ab na aaunga mud kar tumhaari gali
haan tumhaari gali
dhun ke pakke hain chhore aheer ke
kahaan jaate ho
o o o
kahaan jaate ho tum to
banaati thhi main
man ki lene
jhoothhon sataati thhi main

tum hi maalik ho
man ke shareer ke
haay bhala kaise
dikhaaun dil cheer ke
ho gori
ho chhaila
ho gori
ho chhaila
tohe kaise dikhaaun dil cheer ke


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“Bela” (1947) was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. The story, screenplay, dialogues and Lyrics of this movie were by D N Madhok. The movie had P Jairaj, Nigar Sultana, Shrinath Tripathi, Pt.Iqbal, Krisnakumari, Master Mehmood, Rekha, Usha, B.R.Sharma etc. in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Seven of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the eighth song from the movie. This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

Only the audio of the song is available. Seeing that Zohrabai Ambalewaali sang most female playback songs in the movie, my guess is that she sang for the leading lady and so this song is picturised on the leading lady viz Nigar Sultana.


Song-Pardesi piya re ho ab mose na guzre rain(Bela)(1947) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

pardesi piya re
ho ab mose na guzre rain
pardesi piya re
ho ab mose na guzre rain
jiya bada bechain
ho ab mose na guzre rain
jiya bada bechain
ho ab mose na guzre rain

sardi guzaar li garmi guzaar li
beete naa saawan ki raat
sardi guzaar li garmi guzaar li
beete naa saawan ki raat
wo kaali kaali badli mohe chhed gayi
wo kaali kaali badli mohe chhed gayi
kaa se kahoon jee ki baat
more barsan laage donon nain
more barsan laage donon nain
pardesi piya re
ho ab mose na guzre rain

thhandi hawa bhi hai ae
barsaat ka maza bhi hai
thhandi hawa bhi hai ae
barsaat ka maza bhi hai
aur bijli bhi chamke hai kahin kahin
aur bijli bhi chamke hai kahin kahin
par mere dukh bhare dil se poochhe koi
par mere dukh bhare dil se poochhe koi
tu nahin to kuchh bhi nahin een
mere bas mein ho chura loon tora chain
mere bas mein ho chura loon tora chain
pardesi piya re
ho ab mose na guzre rain


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“Bela” (1947) was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. The story, screenplay, dialogues and Lyrics of this movie were by D N Madhok. The movie had P Jairaj, Nigar Sultana, Shrinath Tripathi, Pt.Iqbal, Krisnakumari, Master Mehmood, Rekha, Usha, B.R.Sharma etc. in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Si of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the seventh song from the movie. This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

Only the audio of the song is available. My guess is that this melancholic song was picturised on the leading lady viz Nigar Sultana.


Song-Sukh le ke dukh de gaya (Bela)(1947) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

sukh le ke dukh de gaya aa aa
wo jo hamaara dil le gaya
wo jo hamaara dil le gaya
sukh le ke dukh de gaya aa aa
wo jo hamaara dil le gaya
wo jo hamara dil le gaya

abhi bhare dil ko samjhaaya aa aa
phir yaad aayi phir bhar aaya
abhi bhare dil ko samjhaaya aa aa
phir yaad aayi phir bhar aaya
dard anokhe de gaya aa
wo jo hamaara dil le gaya
wo jo hamaara dil le gaya
sukh le ke dukh de gaya aa
wo jo hamaara dil le gaya
oy
wo jo hamaara dil le gaya

labon ko haaye aakh ka paani ee
dil ko meethhi peer suhaani
labon ko haaye aakh ka paani ee
dil ko meethhi peer suhaani
chhail nishaani de gaya aa
wo jo hamara dil le gaya
wo jo hamaara dil le gaya
sukh le ke dukh de gaya aa
wo jo hamaara dil le gaya
wo jo hamaara dil le gaya


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“Mera Geet”(1946), a social movie, was directed by Shanti Kumar for Jayshakti Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Naseem Junior, Susheel Kumar, Leela Pawar, Vikram Kapoor, Mehndi Raja, Bholaram, Kashinath, Chiman Seth, Baby Tara, Shalini, Nalini, Heera Date, Chandrika, Om Prakash Sharma, Mukri, Aathwale etc in it.

This movie had sixteen obscure songs in it that were composed by five music directors. HFGK does not have details of singers for any of these songs,while music directors are known only for three of these songs.

Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past and we have been able to identify the singers of those songs. Here is the second song from “Mera Geet”(1946) to appear in the blog. Though the singer is not mentioned in HFGK, it is clear that this song is sung by Zohranbai Ambalewaali. Ramesh Gupta is the lyricist of this song. Music is composed by someone called Ghulam Miyaan.

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

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


Tore bina ho balma balma kaise kategi mori raina(Mera Geet)(1946) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewali, Ramesh Gupta, MD-Ghulam Miyaan

Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

tore bina ho balma balma
kaise kategi mori raina
bata ja aa ja
kaise kategi mori raina
tore bina ho balma balma
kaise kategi mori raina
bata ja aa ja
kaise kategi mori raina

jab se piya pardes sidhaare
raah takoon main tori saanjh sakhaare
jab se piya pardes sidhaare
raah takoon main tori saanjh sakhaare
paaye jiyara kal na kal na
kaise kategi mori raina
bata ja aa ja
kaise kategi mori raina

jab kaali koyaliya boley
mora haaye jiyarwa doley doley
jab kaali koyaliya boley
mora haaye jiyarwa doley doley
ab chhod baalam chhalna ho chhalna
kaise kategi mori raina
bata ja aa ja
kaise kategi mori raina

ab chhod sajan naadaani
mori beeti jaaye haaye jawaani
ab chhod sajan naadaani
mori beeti jaaye haaye jawaani
ab chhod jalaana jalna ho balma
kaise kategi mori raina
bata ja aa ja
kaise kategi mori raina
tore bina ho balma balma
kaise kategi mori raina
bata ja aa ja
kaise kategi mori raina


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“Bela” (1947) was directed by Chaturbhuj Doshi for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. The story, screenplay, dialogues and Lyrics of this movie were by D N Madhok. The movie had P Jairaj, Nigar Sultana, Shrinath Tripathi, Pt.Iqbal, Krisnakumari, Master Mehmood, Rekha, Usha, B.R.Sharma etc. in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from the movie. This song, a philosophical cum pathos filled separation song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Bulo C Rani.

It is an obscure never heard song, but it sounds like it was a gem that stayed undiscovered all these years. I feel that this song should qualify as one of the best lyrics penned by D N Madhok in his career.


Song-Thhode dinon ki zindgaani (Bela)(1947) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewali, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

thhode dinon ki zindgaani ee
tu bhi phaani hai main bhi phaani
jaane waale
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
jaane waale
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
thhode dinon ki zindgaani ee
tu bhi phaani hai main bhi phaani
jaane waale
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
jaane waale
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
chain hamaare bina
tumhen bhi naa aayega
aaja aaja o jaane waale dukh paayega
dukh paayega
chain hamaare bina
tumhen bhi naa aayega
aaja aaja o jaane waale dukh paayega
dukh paayega
dukhi jiya pukaare
laut ke aa
o yoon naa rooth ke jaa
dukhi jiya pukaare laut ke aa
o yoon naa rooth ke jaa
thhode dinon ki zindgaani ee
tu bhi phaani hai main bhi phaani
jaane waale
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
jaane waale
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa

teri meri kahaani saara jag gaayega aa aa
teri meri kahaani saara jag gaayega
bura kahenge jab naam tera aayega aa
pyaar ko dekh tamaasha naa banaa
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
pyaar ko dekh tamaasha naa banaa
o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
thhode dinon ki zindgaani ee
tu bhi phaani hai main bhi phaani
jaane waale o yoon naa roothh ke jaa

kya hai bharosa zindgaani ka
kya hai bharosa zindgaani ka
aadmi bulbula hai paani ka aa
aana hai to mere jeete jee aa
nahin to karega kya
aana hai to mere jeete jee aa
nahin to karega kya
thhode dinon ki zindgaani ee
tu bhi phaani hai main bhi phaani
jaane waale o yoon naa roothh ke jaa
jaane waale o yoon naa rooth ke jaa


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“Paraayi Aag”(1948) was directed by Najam Naqvi for Great India Pictures. The movie had Munawwar Sultana, Ulhas, Mumtaz (Madhubala), Sheri, A Shah, W M Khan, Jilloo Bai etc in it.

Mr Sadanand Kamath, our inhouse researcher on old movies had researched this movie and he had read its story in “FilmIndia” magazine october 1948 issue where review of this movie was carried out. He summarises the story as- “The story of the film revolves around the mistaken identities of the two prospective brides and bridegrooms. This leads to first, the comical situations and later, to some melodrama before misunderstandings are sorted out. ”

The movie had eight songs in it. Five of them have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Paraayi Aag”(1948) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali. Tanveer Naqvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

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

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


Song-Kis’se kahen ki kaun hamaare chale gaye (Paraayi Aag)(1948) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Tanveer Naqvi, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

kis’se kahen ki
kaun hamaare ae ae
chale gaye
ham jee rahe thhe
jinke sahaare ae ae
chale gaye

unke baghair apni
unke baghair apni
khabar bhi na mil saki
khabar bhi na mil saki
hum bekhudi mein
khud ko pukaare ae ae
chale gaye
hum jee rahe thhe
jinke sahaare ae ae
chale gaye

wo khwaab wo sukoon wo
wo khwaab wo sukoon
wo tabassum wo walwale
tabassum wo walwale
aaye thhe saath
saath tumhaare ae ae
chale gaye
hum jee rahe thhe
jinke sahaare ae ae
chale gaye

dil mein koi ummeed
koi aarzoo nahin
koi aarzoo nahin
armaan hamaare
saath tumhaare ae ae
chale gaye
kis’se kahen ki
kaun hamaare ae ae
chale gaye


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“Nisbat”(1949) was directed by S Shamsuddin for Hindustan Art Productions, Bombay. This social movie had Yakoob, Munawwar Sultana, Mirza Musharraf, S Mazhar, Baby Zubeida, H Prakash, Sofia, Jillo etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it that were penned by three lyricists.

Three song from the movie have bee covered in the blog in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Nisbat”(1949) to appear in the blog. This rare song is sung by Zohrabai Amblewaali. Behzad Lucknowi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

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

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


Song-Jiyoon kis tarah kuchh sahaara nahin (Nisbat)(1949) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Behzad Lucknowi, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

jiyoon kis tarah
haaye jiyoon kis tarah
kuchh sahaara nahin

jiyoon kis tarah kuchh sahaara nahin
jiyoon kis tarah kuchh sahaara nahin
muqaddar ka raushan sitaara nahin

meri naav ab kya thamegi bhala
aa aa aa
meri naav ab kya thamegi bhala
ke uska nahin hai koi nakhuda
ke uska nahin hai koi nakhuda
kisi simt koi kinaara nahin
kisi simt koi kinaara nahin
jiyoon kis tarah
haaye jiyoon kis tarah
kuchh sahaara nahin

duaayen bhi maangi muraaden bhi kee
duaayen bhi maangi muraaden bhi kee
magar badliyaan gham ki yoon hi rahin
yoon hi rahin
magar badliyaan gham ki yoon hi rahin
yoon hi rahin
ise maine dil se pukaara nahin
ise maine dil se pukaara nahi
muqaddar ka raushan sitaara nahin
jiyoon kis tarah kuchh sahaara nahin
jiyoon kis tarah kuchh sahaara nahin
muqaddar ka raushan sitaara nahin


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