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Blog Day :

5309 Post No. : 17403

#the Decade of Fourties – 1941 – 1950 #
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In this post I once again present a song from the year ‘1947’. Ever since I became aware that in this year ‘1947’ there were maximum number of movies released in a single year, and this record was only broken in the year ‘1985’ (reference Shri Arunkumar ji’s post on the blog) I have become curious to go through the songs of ‘1947. And also try to bring more from ‘1947’ on the blog.

That also gives me an opportunity to listen to songs which I have not listened to so far or refresh my memory for the songs those I have heard earlier and those I am familiar with earlier.

In this post, I am presenting a song from the ‘1947’ movie ‘EK Kadam’.

One song from this movie has already been posted on the blog earlier on 14.12.2017.

I am reproducing the text below about this movie and its songs which Atul ji has mentioned while presenting the first song from this movie on the blog.

“Ek Kadam”(1947) was directed by Ramnik Desai for ‘Sunrich Productions, Bombay’. This “social “movie had Damyanti Sahni, Ansari, Raj Kachlu, Gayatri, Baburao etc in it. Neither the movie nor the actors ring any bells. That is how obscure this movie is.

Even the numbers of songs in this movie are not known. HFGK lists six songs and leaves blanks indicating that the movie had other songs as well whose details are not known.

I am adding below the detail of the six songs that HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) has mentioned for this movie.

Mohd Rafi

SNo Song Title Singer/s
01 Chalo biraadaro chalo Various artistes
02 Kaate naa kate re mora dinwaa Kusum Mantri, Zohrabai Ambalewali
03 Ek kadam aur ek kadam Shamshad Begum
04 Tub hi rah main bhi Shamshad Begum
05 Panchhi bhool gaya wo gaana Shamshad Begum
06 Ab phir se, phir phir se yaad aaye kyun Shamshad Begum

As mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) the lyricist for this movie was Avtar Visharad and music for this movie was composed by Prakash Nath Sharma.

Today’s song is sung by Kusum Mantri and Zohrabai Ambalewali.

The song is a nice song wherein the girl is expressing her feelings to her saheli and telling how she is excited about the ‘piya-milan’.

Only the audio of this song is available.

Audio

Song-Kaate na kate re mora dinwa (Ek Kadam)(1947) Singers-Kusum Mantri, Zohrabai Ambalewali, Lyrics-Avtar Vishaarad, MD-Prakash Nath Sharma

Lyrics

kaate naa kate re mora
dinwaa
gawanwaa kab hoyi
kaate naa kate re mora
dinwaa
gawanwaa kab hoyi
hoye jiske aanganwaa
jawanwa
gawanwaa
kab hoyi
hoye jiske aanganwaa
jawanwaa
gawanwaa
kab hoyi
kaate naa kate re mora
dinwaa
gawanwaa kab hoyi

nainan pyaas lagi hai
aankh milne ki lagi hai
nainan pyaas lagi hai
aankh milne ki lagi hai
dheeraj dhare naa
dheeraj dhare naa
mora manwaa
gawanwaa kab hoyi
hoye
maane naa kahanwaa maganwaa
gawanwaa kab hoyi
hoye
maane naa kahanwaa maganwaa
gawanwaa kab hoyi
kaate naa kate re mora
dinwaa
gawanwaa kab hoyi

man naa laage ae
man naa laage re
sakhiyan mein ae ae
neer dhare re ankhiyan mein
ho ji
man naa laage re
sakhiyan mein ae ae
neer dhare re ankhiyan mein
ae ae
bhayi re
sajanwaa sapanwaa
gawanwaa
kab hoyi
hoye
maane na kahanwaa maganwaa
gawanwaa kab hoyi
hoye
maane na kahanwaa maganwaa
gawanwaa kab hoyi
kaate naa kate re mora
dinwaa
gawanwaa kab hoyi

mohe jawaani sataaye
baat nahin koi bhaaye ae
mohe jawaani sataaye
baat nahin koi bhaaye ae
kaun mujhe samjhaaye
piya ke bhawanwaa milanwaa
haan
haan
gawanwaa kab hoyi
kaate naa kate re mora
dinwaa
gawanwaa kab hoyi
hoye jiske aanganwaa
jawanwaa
gawanwaa
kab hoyi
hoye jiske aanganwaa
jawanwaa
gawanwaa
kab hoyi
kaate naa kate re mora
dinwaa
gawanwaa kab hoyi


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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5299 Post No. : 17353

#the Decade of Fifties – 1941 – 1950 #
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“Andhon Ki Duniya-1947” was directed by Keshav Rao Daate for ‘Rajkamal Kalamandir Ltd.’.It had Leela Chitnis, Manmohan Krishna, Munawwar Sultana, Mahipal, Professor Hudlikar, Vikas, Gulab, Parshuram and others.

This movie has ten songs written by Behzad Lucknowi, Deewan Sharar, and Khumar. Music for this movie was composed by Vasant Desai.

In the information provided in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) for this movie page lyricist’s name for one song is not mentioned. (And the singer’s name for only two songs has been provided on the movie page i.e. song no.1 &2. But for song number one the correct names are again mentioned in the ‘Corrigenda’.).
In the ‘addenda’ HFGK has mentioned the singers’ name for song no.4, 5, 8, 10, 6, 7 and 9 which I have provided in the below table.

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer/s
01 Is ishq ke daaman mein phoolon ka khazaana Behzad Lucknowi Shailesh Mukherjee, Zohrabai Ambalewali
02 Tujhe aap beetana hai apna jeewan Deewan Sharar Manmohan Krishna, chorus
03 Nigaahon ka sadkaa nigaah karte jaan Deewan Sharar Not known
04 Ghareebon ke daata, ghareebon ke waali Not known Zohrabai Ambalewali, chorus
05 Sunaaun haal e dil kaise Deewan Sharar Zohrabai Ambalewali
06 Gaana –gaana sakhi koi gaana Deewan Sharar Various artistes
07 Mere jeewan ka tu ujiyaara Deewan Sharar Manmohan Krishna
08 Koyal kyon shor machaaye preetam Khumar Zohrabai Ambalewali
09 Hamko sazaayein dete ho sarkaar kisliye Deewan Sharar Manmohan Krishna
10 Koyi batlaa de mujhe, dard-e-muhabbat kyon …. Deewan Sharar Zohrabai Ambalewali

One song (the first song in the above table) has been posted on the blog earlier on 24.08.2014. That was a LONG time ago. 🙂

Today we present the second song from this movie. It is written by Deewan Sharar (as per HFGK. The up-loaders on ‘YouTube’ mention the lyricist as Behzad Lucknowi).

Music is composed by Vasant Desai.

Let us now listen to today’s song…

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

Editor’s note:- With this song, Vasant Desai reaches 200 songs as a music director in the blog.


song-Sunaaun haal e dil kaise (Andhon Ki Duniya)(1947) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Dewan Sharar, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics

sunaaun haal e dil kaise
sunaaun haal e dil kaise
ye ik mushqil si
mushqil hai
ye ik mushqil si ee
mushqil hai ae
mera dil to wo hai
haan
mera dil to wohi hai
par
zaraa badlaa huaa dil hai
sunaaun haal e dil kaise
sunaaun un un un un

o o o o
o o o o o
ham apne ghar ko dil
aur dil ko apna ghar samajhte thhe
ham apne ghar ko dil
aur dil ko apna ghar samajhte thhe
ye ab jaana ke ghar to
zindagi ki pehli manzil hai
sunaaun un un un un

kabhi dil shaad thha
khush thha
patang aur dor ke peechhe ae
kabhi dil shaad thha
khush thha
patang aur dor ke peechhe ae
samajh mein ab lagaa aane
wo kya dil thha
ye kya dil hai
wo kya dil thha
ye kya dil hai
sunaaun un un un un

o o o o o o o
o ho o o
wo mere dil mein bastey hain
ae
wo mere dil mein bastey hain
to samjho mere bas mein hain
to samjho mere bas mein hain
mera dil unke qaaboo mein
to jaano unke qaabil hai
to jaano unke qaabil hai
sunaaun haal e dil kaise
sunaaun un un un un


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

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5267 Post No. : 17273

Today’s song is from a dubbed Tamil film bearing the name in Hindi as Ek Tha Raja-1951.

It is merely a coincidence that in a span of only few days, I am writing again on a dubbed film from south. That too, featuring 2 of the most influential, ambitious and successful actors who turned into equally successful politicians, formed new political parties and became Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu respectively – N.T.Rama Rao and M.G Ramachandran.

I remember once our Atul ji had mentioned in one of his posts on this Blog that ” Indians are fond of only 3 things on which they can talk incessantly for hours, namely Films, Politics and Cricket ” How true his words are, we all know. Among the friends, it is always one of the above subjects which is invariably discussed – nay, the conversions are not complete without touching these. We all know how these 3 topics influence social media or the people in India. And when films and politics are the subject matters for a single personality, then the emotions become very strong ! At least, this was the case till a few years back. The points of interest might have changed for the new generation and I am blissfully ignorant about the topics that interest the new generation.

However, there is a difference between the influence of Cinema in South India and the rest of the world. While cinema is a matter of entertainment in the rest of the world, In south India, cinema not only influences the social life, but also the politics in a major way. Popular Hero and Heroines in south are nothing less than Gods and Goddesses. The influence of cinema on politics in south can be proved by a simple fact that since last 50 years, the Chief Ministers of Madras/Tamil Nadu have been from the film world. Even in Andhra Pradesh ( the erstwhile A.P.) the C M was a leading Film star for some years. The film personalities wield considerable influence in Politics even In Karnataka and Kerala.

In Madras state and later in Tamil Nadu ( from 1969), right from Chief minister Anna Durai to Jayalalitha ( except Kamraj, for a brief period), the state politics was controlled by film artists like MGR, Karunanidhi etc. All of them invariably used the medium of Cinema to further their ideals and party agendas-of DMK or AIADMK.

Of all the CMs, M G Ramchandran or just MGR (Hero of today’s film Ek Tha Raja-1951), was the most ambitious person. He was keen that he should be well known all over India, especially North India. But his biggest problem was Hindi language. Modern technology solved this problem to some extent and he decided to make a Hindi film using the dubbing facility. Thus was made the Tamil film “MARMAYOGI” ( Ek Tha Raja-51 in Hindi). Newspaper “Hindu” briefly describes, how and why this film was made, in an article published in 2008. Here is an edited extract from the article…

” Perhaps the most historically significant film of 1951 was K. Ramnoth’s Marmayogi, a Jupiter Pictures’ production made at Central Studios in Coimbatore. This film, a folkloric tale of kings, royal mistresses and rebellious princes was written by A. S. A. Sami who had planned it specially for M. G. Ramachandran.

MGR who made his debut as hero in Sami’s Rajakumari -47, was aware that the success of that film was due to reasons other than himself. It had action, trick scenes, entertainment, sexy dances and the hero was only an auxiliary cause and nothing more. So MGR persuaded Sami to write a script built around him to boost his image as a social rebel, do-gooder, and a fearless fighter for the underprivileged.

MGR was an ardent filmgoer and a fan of Hollywood action heroes such as Douglas Fairbanks and Errol Flynn. Fairbanks fascinated him more and he modelled himself after this famous American idol of the Silent Era. Sami worked on a script, a mix of literary and classical elements, for MGR. Inspiration was drawn from the novel “Vengeance” by Marie Correlli and the legend of Robin Hood! MGR was cast as the younger prince who rebels against a woman who usurps his father’s kingdom and lets loose a reign of terror. The king pushed off a boat by his mistress, and presumed to have drowned, escapes and lives in disguise as a mysterious saint (hence the title Marmayogi) and also parades as a ‘ghost’ at nights. The hero turns into a Robin Hood and leads the masses to victory. The name of the hero — Karikalan –— was deliberately chosen to impress and exploit the new feeling of ‘Tamilness’ among the people.

In films of this genre, names of heroes are mostly Sanskrit derivatives such as Veerasimhan and Pratapan. But Sami went for a typical Tamil name, after the name of the famous Tamil king, Karikala Chozhan.

Initially the title of this film was Karikalan. Later it was changed so that people don’t mistake it for a historical film. Ramnoth revealed his talents with his technically slick direction. Sama as the king, Anjali Devi as the power-crazy mistress and Sahasranamam as the elder prince performed their roles well. But the movie belonged to MGR. Every word of his dialogue was planned and written to build a special image for him and the lines had multi-layered meanings. One of the lines summed up MGR’s ambitions, personal, and political … “Naan kuri vaithaal thavara maatten! Thavarumey aanaal kuri vaikka maatten!”( It means- when I aim, I don’t miss. If it is to miss, I don’t aim !) This dialogue became popular and was greeted with gleeful screams in cinema houses. Strangely the Censors gave Marmayogi an ‘Adults Only’ certificate. Why? The film had a ‘ghost’ and hence the ‘A’ certificate!

Marmayogi’ received a warm welcome from the masses, especially the rapidly increasing rank and file of the MK party. With this film MGR’s image brightened and his career as a political figure was established. Soon he acquired a prefix to his name “Puratchi Nadigar”!( Revolutionary Actor ). “

The film was made in Hindi simultaneously, with dubbing of dialogues, but it did not evoke any enthusiastic response from the Hindi audience, perhaps due to the artistes being new and unfamiliar to them and the different style of acting of southern actors-dramatic- which was alien to Hindi viewers. MGR could not get what he wanted, but it was well compensated with extraordinary success of the Tamil film. The film was dubbed in Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Sinhalese languages and was successful everywhere-except the Hindi belt.

Let us now take the opportunity to know more about M.G.Ramachandran (MGR), like we did with N.T. Rama Rao (NTR) some time back. In case of these actors we can not separate their film life and political life. Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran (17 January 1917 – 24 December 1987), was born in Kandy, Ceylon, in a migrated Keralite family. His mother tongue was Malyalam. Also popularly known as M.G.R., he was a politician, actor, philanthropist, and filmmaker who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu from 1977 until his death in 1987. He was the AIADMK’s founder and J. Jayalalithaa’s mentor. On 19 March 1988, M.G.R. was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.

In his youth, M.G.R. and his elder brother M. G. Chakrapani became members of a drama troupe to support their family. Influenced by Gandhian ideals, M.G.R. joined the Indian National Congress. After a few years of acting in plays, he made his film debut in the 1936 film Sathi Leelavathi in a supporting role. By the late 1940s, he had graduated to lead roles.

M.G.R. became a member of the C. N. Annadurai-led Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK party) and rose through its ranks, using his popularity as a film star to build a political base. In 1972, three years after Annadurai’s death, he left the DMK, then led by M. Karunanidhi to form his own party—the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). Five years later, M.G.R. steered an AIADMK-led alliance to victory in the 1977 election, routing the DMK in the process. He became Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, the first film actor to become a chief minister in India. Except for a four-month interregnum in 1980, when his government was overthrown by the Union government, he remained as chief minister till his death in 1987, leading the AIADMK to two more electoral wins in 1980 and 1984.

In October 1984, M.G.R. was diagnosed with kidney failure as a result of diabetes. He died on 24 December 1987 in his Ramavaram Gardens residence in Manapakkam after a prolonged illness. M.G.R. is regarded as a cultural icon in Tamil Nadu and is regarded as one of the most influential actors of Tamil cinema. His autobiography Naan Yaen Piranthaen (Why I was Born) was published in 2003.

MGR, dominated like no other, the films and politics of India’s Tamil Nadu state. A charismatic actor and philanthropist, he commanded the idolatrous adulation of millions of Tamilians and became Tamil Nadu’s chief minister. His achievements in 3 fields, namely films, philanthropy and politics were remarkable considering his humble origins in Sri Lanka. Raised in poverty by a widowed single mother, he had nothing more than his good looks when he got his first break in “Sati Lilavati”, a Tamil film of the late 1930s. In the 1940s and 50s, the Tamil film industry was being transformed by screenwriters like Annadurai, Karunanidhi and others belonging to the Dravidian movement. MGR starred in many of the movies they helped make.

Annadurai became his mentor and MGR joined the DMK, Annadurai’s new Dravidian party. His films made MGR a matinee idol among Tamilians. He also started monetarily helping people in need, sowing the seeds for his reputation as a philanthropist. When Annadurai died as Tamil Nadu’s chief minister, MGR’s rival Karunanidhi assumed office. MGR accused him of defalcation and was kicked out of the DMK.

In 1977, MGR’s ADMK (later renamed AIADMK) party was swept into power. In his first term, MGR cleaned up corruption and carried out reforms like having an income limit for backward class people to be eligible for the reserved seats in government colleges and jobs. His reforms proved unpopular, so MGR became another corrupt Indian politician having learned not to rock the boat. Tamil Nadu stagnated during the rest of his reign. Yet his mesmerized legions of fans continued to vote him into power. His death in 1987 created a power vacuum that soon brought his old nemesis, the corrupt Karunanidhi, back into power. MGR was a complex man who triumphed over poverty and tried to improve the lot of the people who revered him. However, in the end, he was a God that failed.

As far as his appearance in dubbed Hindi films is concerned, MGR appeared in 11 films in Hindi. The first film was Ek tha Raja-1951 and the last film was Love in Kashmir-1976. These 11 films also included 2 films directed by him. They were Hamen bhi jeene do-1962 and Rangeen Duniya-1975. Compared to NT Ramarao with 23 films, MGR fell behind with just 11 Hindi films. Only initially he was keen and anxious to be popular in the Hindi land, but as the years passed by, his interest increased in politics and he was not keen on Hindi audience. Both NTR and MGR started with films and ended with politics enjoying the Chief minister ship of respective states. Except Jayalalita, no other artistes has achieved this anywhere else, so far. (Thanks to The Hindu, wiki, IMDB, nett4u,muVys, HFGK and my notes, for this ).

Today’s song is sung by Jikki, Zohrabai Ambalawali, a male voice and chorus. Jikki is an interesting Pseudonym used by the southern singer P.G.Krishnaveni. Though she was born on 3-11-1935 in Madras, her family belonged to Andhra Pradesh, who moved to Tamil Nadu. Her mother tongue was Telugu. Her uncle was a musician. She started her career by doing small roles in films. Her first Tamil film song became a super hit and then there was no looking back. She got married with A.M.Rajah, singer and M.D. They had 6 children.

In 1989, her husband died in a Railway accident on platform, before her eyes. After this shock, she took a long break and started again. She formed a Musical Troupe and did shows all over the world. She is supposed to have sung over 10,000 songs in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malyalam, Simhalese and Hindi. She sang 9 songs in 5 Hindi films, namely Ek tha Raja-51, Patal Bhairavi-52, Mr. Sampat-52, Gul E Bakavali-56 and Ram aur Rahim-68.

Enjoy this song now, composed by C.R.Subbaraman, who had also composed music for film Chandirani-1953.


Song- Do din ki bahaar hai phir kya intezaar hai (Ek Thha Raaja)(1951) Singers- Jikki, Zohrabai, unidentified male voice, Lyricist- J.S.Kashyap, MD- C.R.Subbaraman
chorus

Lyrics

aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa(bumchik bumchik bumbum
bumchik bumchik bumbum
)
aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

Do din ki bahaar hai
phir kya intezaar hai
Do din ki bahaar hai
phir kya intezaar hai
dukhiyon pe luta de pyaare
jitna dil mein pyaar hai
ho jitna dil mein pyaar hai
bum chik bum chik bum bum
bum chik bum chik bum bum
mazloomon ki raksha ko ye
dhaal hai talwaar hai
mazloomon ki raksha ko ye
dhaal hai talwaar hai
?? inki gardan ko
ye khanjar hain kataar hain
?? inki gardan ko
ye khanjar hain kataar hain

belan bhi taiyyaar hai
hey
Do din ki bahaar hai
phir kya intezaar hai
dukhiyon pe luta de pyaare
jitna dil mein pyaar hai
ho jitna dil mein pyaar hai

bum chik bum chik bum bum
bum chik bum chik bum bum

albeli naweli akeli hoon ??
koi karna na pyaar
teri soorat badi hai mazedaar
teri soorat hai jaada bukhaar
gori aao idhar
mori baari umar
abhi bachpan ne daaman hai chhoda nahin
abhi rishta jawaani ka joda nahin
yoon hi kachchi ho
yoonhi kachchi ho
itna main bhola nahin
dil mein ulfat hai
bheje mein khola(??) nahin
lo milaao nazar

unhoon

jhoothha iska pyaar hai
sachcha sewa?? hai
dukhiya maa bahnon ko doongi
jitna dil mein pyaar hai
ho jitna dil mein pyaar hai
hey
Do din ki bahaar hai
phir kya intezaar hai
dukhiyon pe luta de pyaare
jitna dil mein pyaar hai
ho jitna dil mein pyaar hai
bum chik bum chik bum bum
bum chik bum chik bum bum
bum chik bum chik bum bum
bum chik bum chik bum bum


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

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5202 Post No. : 17186

Today’s song is from the film Hip Hip Hurray-1948.

How many of us really know what ” Hip Hip Hurray ” means in reality ? I am sure all of us have used this slogan several times during our school and college days, whenever we were celebrating a victory of our team over the rivals or someone had earned a coveted Reward or an Honour from the authorities. I have used it many times myself, as a victory slogan etc. That was not an age when we cared for the dictionary meaning of popular words or phrases like this one. The colloquial meaning was sufficient for us.

Out of curiosity, I checked a few English dictionaries like the Oxford and the Concise Cambridge dictionary. I found that ” HHH ‘ is a cheer slogan called out to express congratulations towards someone or something. It also denoted appreciation and approval of a victory. ” So much for the meaning of this phrase !

I could not find the story of this film, despite my efforts. There was another film made in 1984 with the same title. That film was based on an Inter-Collegiate Football competition, with a background of a love story of Raj Kiran and Dipti Naval. Then there was also a TV serial, with the same title. It ran from 21-8-1998 to 25-5-2001, with 80 episodes, followed by its second season with 45 episodes , after 15 years.

Anyway, the film Hip Hip Hurray-1948 was produced by Navin Yagnik and Hari Kashmiri, for the banner ‘ Kashmir Films’. The film was directed by Arvind Sen. He had earlier acted in 2 films-Doctor-1940 and Devdasi-1945. Hip Hip Hurray -1948 was his Debut film as a director and he went on to direct another 10 films till Nasihat (1986). His 2 films Muqaddar-(1950) and Kafila-(1952) became successful. They had excellent music also.

The film’s Music Director was Pt. Hanuman Prasad. The name Hanuman Prasad paints a picture of a Pehelwan playing kushti in an akhaada. Guru Hanuman and his akhaada in North India were quite famous. In the late 50s and 60s,there were many Wrestling Championships played in India. Many Pehelwans from other countries also came here to participate. Through these bouts the name of Dara Singh became very famous and later he appeared in Hindi films. The name Hanuman rekindles memories of that era.

However, one would be reasonably surprised if I tell that Pt. Hanuman Prasad ( Sharma/Triloki) was a well known Hindi Film Music Director in the 40s and 50s. Hanuman Prasad was a complete musical package, in the sense that he composed, wrote lyrics ( Gaali, Jasoos, Saudagar and Rasilee) and sung a song also in film( Rasili)-as Sharma. He even directed the film Rasilee-46. Geeta Dutt fans will remember him as the one who discovered her and gave her the first break in Playback singing in Hindi films in 1946.

There were 2 lyricists for 9 songs (actually 11 songs). The 9th song had 3 parts on 2 different records. It was sung by different singers). However, HFGK failed to credit every song with its lyricist’s name. The cast of the film was Balwant Singh, Navin Yagnik, Nirupa Roy, Mangala, Prabhu Dayal, Kumkum, Gulab etc. and a battery of comedians like Dikshit, Bhudo Advani, Radha Kishen and Gope.

Balwant Singh was an actor and a singer. He had no song in this film and from the film ‘Apni chhaya’-1950, with Mohd. Rafi giving him the playback, his singing came to a close.

BALWANT SINGH was born in Pandoga village of Hoshiarpur on 9-12-1918 in a Jahagirdar’s family. He was quite rich. After a training from Pt. Bhishmadev in classical music, he came to Bombay and joined Bombay Talkies at the age of 18 years. He first gave Playback in Jeevan Prabhat-37.In Nirmala-38 he acted and also sang a song. Then came Durga-39 where also he acted and sang. V. Shantaram cast him in Padosi-41 and his songs in this film were hits.

He was Hero in Darpan (1941),Swapna (1942),Malan (1943),Naukar (1943),Paraya Dhan (1943), Ashirwaad (1943), Collegian (1944), Dr.Kumar (1944), Bhanwar (1947,Hip hip Hurray (1948) and Apni Chhaya-(1950) etc. As a hero he sang less songs. His songs with Shanta Hublikar (Malan) and Parul Ghosh and Khan Mastana (Bhanwar) were very popular. He also acted in Nirmala, Vachan and Kangan.

In all, he acted in 18 films, sang 20 songs in 10 films and also wrote 6 songs in the film Sumitra-1949.

He married a girl from the royal family of Palanpur, Gujarat. After leaving films, he worked in All India Radio for 4 years. Then he settled in Ahmedabad, directing Dramas and Teaching music. Finally, he shifted to Ludhiana where, after a long illness, he died on 4-12-1985.

When Balwant Singh worked for A.I.R., it was claimed that he was responsible for the making of the famous morning Signature Tune of the A.I.R., and despite all presentations to several authorities, he was not given the credit for this. His son also claimed this in his interview given to our friend Shishir Krishna Sharma, for his Blog ” Beete hue din”. When I read his interview on the Blog and the You Tube, I wrote to Sharma ji, pointing out to him that this tune was made by the German refugee in India- Walter Kaufmann and NOT Balwant Singh. My E Mail dated 21-4-2021, to him is given here….

Dear Sharma ji,

I visited YouTube and heard your presentation.
I have also read what is written in your post about Balwant Singh on your Blog.
I would like to bring to your notice that it seems this Signature Tune of A.I.R. was NOT made by Balwant Singh,
but by one Walter Kaufmann, when he worked for All India Radio from 1934 to 1946.
There is a book ” THE MUSIC THAT STILL RINGS AT DAWN, EVERY DAWN”
Walter Kauffmann in India, 1934 – 1946
Author – Amrit Gangar
Published by Goethe Institut, Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai. 2013

Chapter 3 in this book is THE ALL INDIA RADIO, on page 36.

In this chapter it has been given in detail, with proofs in terms of several letters etc about the signature tune made by him for A.I.R.
There is an interview of the son of Dinkar Amembel, station Director, Bombay AIR, who says that Dinkar had played the Tanpura and
Mehli Mehta played the Violin.

I have this book, gifted to me by the author.

When you come back to Mumbai, you can visit me and see the book entries yourself.
I am fully convinced that the tune was done by Walter Kaufmann only.
It is possible that that is the reason why Balwant Singh’s claim was not entertained ever !

However, for whatever reasons, the said point was neither removed from his Blog nor the YouTube presentation.

Today’s song is sung by 4 singers namely, Geeta Roy, Zohrabai Amabalawali, G.M. Durani and Shamshad Begum. It is a good song. Enjoy….


Song- Jawaani hum guzaaren tumhaare aasre (Hip Hip Hurray)(1948) Singers- G.M.Durrani, Geeta Roy, Zohrabai Ambalabai, Shamshad Begum, Lyricist- Not known, MD- Pt. Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

hahahahahaha
hahaha
hmmhm hm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hm hmm hmm hmm
jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
jawaani hum guzaare
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhare aasre

jabse hua hai milan
mera man hai magan
mujhko chhod akeli
kahin jaao na sajan
o kahin jaao na sajan
main to teri nazar se
rahoon saath saath re
poori hogi aas re
aao jawaani hum guzaare guzaare
guzaare
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhare aasre

?? sapnon ??
??
ise looto na raani
tum door se mere jiya mein chubh ??
aao ?? re
aaja paas paas re
poori hogi aas re
aao jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre

tum aayi to le aayi
ummeedon ka savera
hansi khushi ki har ek shaam
aur pyaar ka basera
tere rain basere mein
kaatenge ?? re
kaatenge ?? re
hum rachenge raas re
hum rachenge raas re
aao jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre

?? hai
muhabbat zindagi mein museebat ka ?? hai
pyaar karo to bahaar chhaye
ho jaaye ?? baat re
?? baat re
hum rachenge raas re
poori hogi aas re
aao jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
jawaani hum guzaaren
guzaaren
jawaani hum guzaaren
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre
tumhaare aasre
hum tumhaare aasre


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Blog Day :

5137 Post No. : 17095

“Piya Milan”(1945) was produced by J B H Wadia and directed by S M Yusuf for Wadia Movietone, Bombay. This movie had Motilal, Nirmala, Najma, Mirza Musharraf, S.Aalam, Leela Mishra, Wazir Muhammad Khan etc in it.

“Piya Milan”(1945) had 11 songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far. Today on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, here is a Rakhi song from “Piya Milan”(1945). This is one of earliest (if not the earliest) Rakshabandhan song in the blog. It is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali and chorus. An unknown female voice also sings a few lines.

Lyricist of this song is not known. Music is composed by Feroz Nizami.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

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

Audio link:

Song-Raakhi ka din aaya bhaiyya aaya (Piya Milan)(1945) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Unknown, MD-Feroze Nizami
Unknown female voice
Chorus

Lyrics

raakhi kaa din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa

chaand si sundar kiranein lekar
chaand si sundar kiranein lekar
raakhi main banwaavoon
aashaaon ki maalaa banaakar
bhaiyyaa ko pehaaoon

behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
raakhi ka din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa

aaa aaa aaa
aa aaa aaa aaa
aan..aaan…aaan…aaa
aan..aaan…aaan…aaa
sab behnon ke bhaiyyaa hai npar
main hoon ek akeli ee
sab behnon ke bhaiyyaa hain par
main hoon ek akeli
is bhaiyya ko baandh ke raakhi
bharoongi apni jholi..ee
is bhaiyya ko baandh ke raakhi
bharoongi apni jholi..ee
is chintaa ne mann ko khaaayaa
is chintaa ne mann ko khaayaa aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaaa

ho gayi door ab chintaa meri
mann ki kali muskaayee..eee
ho gayi door ab chintaa meri
mann ki kali muskaayee
aaj se behnaa hoon main teree
aaj se behnaa hoon main teri
tum ho mere bhai
raakhi ne kya rang dikhaayaa
raakhi ne kya rang dikhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa

bhool ke pichhli baatein bhaabhi
bhool ke pichhli baatein bhaabhi
donon ek hon jaayein aen
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
jag ko ye samjhaayein aen
ant prem kaa hai qurbaani
jag ko ye samjhaayein aen

tum ne hai ye bhed bataayaa
tum ne hai ye bhed bataayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
behnon ne hai maan badhaayaa
maan badhaayaa maan badhaayaa
raakhi kaa din aayaa bhaiyyaa aayaa
hhaan aayaa bhaiyya aayaa
raakhi ka din aayaa

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

राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया

चाँद सी सुन्दर किरणें ले कर
चाँद सी सुन्दर किरणें ले कर
राखी मैं बनवाऊँ
आशाओं की माला बनाकर
भैया को पहनाऊँ
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया

आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ

सब बहनों के भैया हैं पर
मैं हूँ एक अकेली
सब बहनों के भैया हैं पर
मैं हूँ एक अकेली
किस भैया को बांध के राखी
भरूँगी अपनी झोली
किस भैया को बांध के राखी
भरूँगी अपनी झोली
इस चिंता ने मन को खाया
इस चिंता ने मन को खाया॰॰आ
राखी का दिन आया

हो गई दूर अब चिंता मेरी
मन की कली मुस्काई
हो गई दूर अब चिंता मेरी
मन की कली मुस्काई
आज से बहना हूँ मैं तेरी
आज से बहना हूँ मैं तेरी
तुम हो मेरे भाई
राखी ने क्या रंग दिखाया
राखी ने क्या रंग दिखाया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया

भूल के पिछली बातें भाभी
भूल के पिछली बातें भाभी
दोनों एक हो जाएँ
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
जग को ये समझाएँ
अन्त प्रेम का है कुर्बानी
जग को ये समझाएँ
तुमने है ये भेद बताया
तुमने है ये भेद बताया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
बहनों ने है मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
मान बढ़ाया
राखी का दिन आया भैया आया
हाँ आया भैया आया
राखी का दिन आया


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 :

5073 Post No. : 16994

“Romeo And Juliet-1947” was directed by Akhtar Hussaain for ‘Nargis Art Concern, Bombay’ (home production of actress Nargis). It had Nargis, Sapru, Anwar Hussain, Sunalini Devi, Nisar, John Cavas, Hameed Murad, Nazir Kashmiri, Violet, Pushpa, Abdul Rasheed, Amanullah and others.

This movie had eight songs as listed below;

S.No. Song Title Lyricist Singer Posted On
01 Mast jawaani aayi mast jawaani aayi Majrooh Sultanpuri Zohrabai Ambalewali 28.12.2020
02 Mausam ye suhaanaa, ahaa ahaa Manohar Khanna Zohrabai Ambalewali 26.07.2017
03 Tumhe sitaaron ne be-akhtiyaar dekha Akhtar Shirani G.M. Durrani 21.09.2014
04 Koyi dil mein samaaya jaaye Manohar Khanna Zohrabai Ambalewali
05 Kisko khabar thi, dil ki ye duniya Manohar Khanna
06 Kya bataayen ishq zaalim Jigar Moradabadi Zohrabai Ambalewali
07 Wo yaad aa rahen hai, laaye unhe kahaan se Majrooh Sultanpuri G.M.Durrani
08 Donon jahaan teri muhabbat mein haar ke Faiz Ahmed Faiz Khayyam, Zohrabai Ambalewali 12.08.2014

We can see from above that four songs of this movie have been posted on the blog so far.

This movie had made its debut on the blog on 12.08.2014 with a song sung by Khayyam Saab and Zohrabai Ambalewali.
The second song from this movie followed immediately in next month and it was posted on 21.09.2014 which was sung by G.M. Durrani.
Thereafter it was a gap of almost three years after which the third song from this movie was posted on 26.07.2017. This song was a solo song sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali.

The fourth song from this movie again took more than three years to appear on the blog, and it was posted on 28.12.2020. This song again was a solo sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali.

Out of the eight songs, Manohar Khanna is the lyricist for three songs. Two songs are written by Majrooh Sultanpuri, and the remaining three songs are written by Akhtar Shirani, Jigar Moradabadi and Faiz Ahmed Faiz – one song each.

Incidentally, the four songs that are already coveredon the blog are written by four different lyricists viz. Majrooh Sultanpuri, Manohar Khanna, Akhtar Shirani and Faiz Ahmed Faiz.
That leaves us four songs from the movie that yet to be posted. They are written by Majrooh Sultanpuri (one song), Manohar Khanna (two songs) and Jigar Moradabadi (one song).

Here I am presenting the fifth song from this movie. It is a solo song sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali. Jigar Moradabadi is the lyricist.

Jigar Moradabadi (born on 06.04.1890 and passed away on 09.09.1960) was a prominent Urdu Poet of yesteryears.

Here is a brief information about his biography written by our respected Shri. Sadanand ji in his post ‘sharma gaye lajaa gaye daaman chhudaa gaye’ (I am reproducing the same here so that readers can also read it here).

“Jigar Muradabadi (06/04/1890 – 09/09/1960) has been often called as ‘shaayar of beauty and love’. Jigar confined his poetry mostly covering his admiration for beauty, love, and emotions. It is said that his poetry has some influence of Daagh Dehlvi and Momin Khan Momin.
I have read through almost all of his ghazals that are available online and in Hindi (or Roman Hindi). There are no philosophical or spiritual tones in almost all of his ghazals. Likewise, I have not come across any poetry depicting the situations during the British rules though he had spent much of his life under British rule. Even if such poems do exist, perhaps they have not been well publicised. After independence also, his poetry did not venture much into the socio-economic situations in the country which had been the main plank of Urdu poets associated with PWA.

Jigar says :

Unka jo farz hai wo ahl-e-siyasat jaane
Mera paighaam mohabbat hai jahaan tak pahunche
[What is their duties only politician would know.
I give the message of love wherever it reaches]

As in the case of some Urdu poets like Majaaz Lucknawi, Jigar’s ghazals are a sort of his own autobiography. From 1920 to 1938, his life was captivated by alcohol and the beauty. Married at an early age, he had numerous love affairs, all of which turned out to be failures. These are all reflected in his ghazals. But unlike Majaaz who rued his failed love affairs in his poetry, Jigar can find joy even in his unfulfilled love because, for him, the experience of love itself is a joy.
It has been stated that he had a huge fan following encompassing both the elites and the masses. The respect he got cut across the religious lines. It is said that participation of Jigar Muradabadi was a sure success of a mushaira due to his poetry and the melodious renditions.
Jigar did not formally become guide to the budding young Urdu poets of his time. But he was a source of inspirations and mentors for poets like Behzad Lucknawi, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Shakeel Badayuni, Khumar Barabankvi etc.”

Today’s song is a melancholic song.

Let us now listen to today’s song…


Song-Kya bataayein ishq zaalim kya qayaamat dhhaaye hai(Romeo Aur Juliet)(1947) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Jigar Moradabadi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Kya bataayein
Kya bataayein ae
Ishq zaalim
Kya qayaamat dhhaaye hai
Yoon samajh lo jaise dil
Seene se niklaa jaaye hai

Jab nahin tumko tasavvur bhi
Tumhaara kya garoor
Jab nahin tumko tasavvur bhi
Tumhaara kya garoor
Is se bhi keh do ke
Ye taqleef kyun farmaaye hai ae
Is se bhi keh do ke
Ye taqleef kyun farmaaye hai

Kis taraf jaaun
Kidhar dekhoon
Kise aawaaz doon
Kis taraf jaaun
Kidhar dekhoon
Kise aawaaz doon
Ae huzoome naamuraadi
jee bahot ghabraaye hain ae
Ae huzoome naamuraadi
jee bahot ghabraaye hai
Kya bataayein ae
Ishq zaalim
Kya qayaamat dhhaaye hai


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 :

5034 Post No. : 16943

Today’s song is from the ‘Golden Years’ of ‘Hindi Film Music’. It is from the movie ‘Garibi-1949’.

I had come across this song more than seven years back and I had shared it as well however this song remains to be posted till now.

This song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali.

Regulars on the blog must be aware that I have also shared many Zohrabai Ambalewali songs as I like them very much. I had been listening to her many songs during 2013-2014 when I used to browse and listen to her songs regularly.

Today’s movie ‘Garibi’ was directed by Ramchandra Thakur. It had Geeta Bali, Jayraj, Nirupa Roy, P. Kailash, Usha Kiran, Banke Bihari, Ramesh Thakur, M.K. Hasan, Bhoopat Rai, Tarabai, Jayram, Jawahar Kaul and others.

Here is a brief about this movie as mentioned by our Respected Arunkumar ji in his comments on one of the song-posts of this movie

GARIBI (1949), a Ranjit movietone film had music by its contracted composer B C Rani and lyricists were Rajendra Krishna, Shevan Rizvi, B.R. Sharma and M G Adeeb.
I don’t know whether Chandulal Shah ever knew on what storylines their movies were being produced on the assembly line, because not only all 4 set-sections of Ranjit studios were always shooting some films but sometimes they used to hire the neighboring Sharda studios also.
This was one movie which eulogized the virtues of poverty (Garibi) as compared to Riches (Amiri). Geeta Bali, hailing from a poor family loves and gets married to rich Jairaj. She finds it difficult to adjust to the rich ways of her sasural, particularly Saas-Sasur (Tarabai-Bhupat Rai),while her poor mother(Nirupa Roy) and Father(P. Kailash) get poorer but they have very high ideals and come to the rescue of their rich relatives when there is a problem with their daughter(Usha Kiran),who is in trouble with her husband(Jawahar Kaul).
Having learnt that only Money cannot give happiness, the rich family respects the poor and poverty. This was a very unconvincing storyline and badly handled too. The only saving grace was its superb music.

This movie has eights songs as mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950).

Music for this movie was composed by Bulo C. Rani. Four lyricists contributed the eight songs in this movie and they are Rajinder Krishan (three songs), Shewan Rizvi (two songs), B.R. Sharma (two songs) and M.G. Adeeb (one song).

Here is the list of songs of this movie :-

SNo Song Title Singer/s Lyricist Posted On
01 Dard dil hi mein chhipaa le, muskurana seekh le Geeta Roy Rajinder Krishan
02 Kisi se hamne ye poochha, muhabbat kisko kehte hain Mohd Rafi Rajinder Krishan 02.11.2017
03 Mastana nigaahon ke deewaane hazaaron hai Shamshad Begum Shewan Rizvi
04 Haay ye maine kya kiya jo tumhe thukraa diya Shamshad Begum Rajinder Krishan
05 Ik din ik armaan bhara dil, ulfat se do chaar huaa Mohd Rafi B.R. Sharma 28.10.2011
06 Sun mujhse ki … do roz ka jeena hai Zohrabai Ambalewali B.R. Sharma
07 Dukhon mein jo muskuraa rahe thhe Geeta Roy Shewan Rizvi
08 Ae saamne aane waale bataa, kyon chaand mera mujhse hai khafaa Shamshad Begum, Mohd Rafi M.G. Adeeb 21.10.2011

From the above table we can see that three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog. The first song of this movie was posted on 21.10.2011 and the second song followed a week later on 28.10.2011. However, after that this movie was forgotten and the third song of this movie appeared on the blog after a gap of almost six years.

Now, today, we are going to discuss the fourth song from this movie after a gap of another four and half years.

Today’s song is written by B.R. Sharma and it is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali. This is a nice philosophical/ motivational song and I like it very much.

Music is composed by Bulo C. Rani.

Let us now listen to today’s song …


Song-Do roz ka jeena hai jee jee ke jiye jaa (Gareebi)(1949) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Butaram Sharma, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

Sun mujhse ae ae ae ae
Ki duniya ki khushi ee
tere ae ae liye ae ae hai
Ye duniya hasee ee ee ee een
Ban ke ae ae ae
Basi ee ee ee ee ee ee
Tere ae liye ae hai

Tere hi liye ae aati hai
Ae ae ae ae ae
Gulshan mein ae ae bahaarein
Khilte huye ae ae ae
Phoolon mein hansi ee
Tere liye ae ae hai

Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye ja
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa

Ummeedon ka sabar(?) hai
Bhar bhar ke piye ja
Ummeedon ka sabar(?) hai
Bhar bhar ke piye jaa

Bhool jaa aa aa
Bhool jaa
Bhool jaa

bhool ja afsaana
Is duniya faani ka
Armaanon ki lehron pe
Sun geet jawaani ka
In maujon mein tu kho ja
Aur mauj kiye ja
Jiye jaa
Jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa

Ye ishq tamaasha hai
Aur husn tamaashaayi
Hai donon hi deewaane
Aur donon hi saudaayi
Tu donon ki masti ko
Pehlu mein liye jaa
Jiye jaa
Jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa
Do roz ka jeena hai
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa aa aa aa
jiye ja
Jiye ja
Do roz ka jeena hai
Jee jee ke jiye jaa


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 :

5017 Post No. : 16924

Today I am presenting a song from the movie ‘Sohni Mahiwal’ (1946). I had come across this song when I joined this blog as a lyrics contributor in 2012-2013.

The movie was directed by Ishwar Lal and Ravindra Jaikar for Jayant Desai Productions, Bombay. The story is based on the legend of Sohni Mahiwal. It had Ishwar Lal, Begam Para, Mubarak, Dixit, Rewashankar, Sayeed Ahmed, Gharpure, Bibibai, Shobha, Nafis Begam, Kesharbai and others.

This movie had as many as eleven songs written by Swami Ramanand (nine songs) and Munshi Dil (two songs). Music for this movie was composed by Lal Mohammad.

Here is the list of songs in this movie: –

S.No Song Title Singer Lyricist Posted On
01 Mujhe loot liya re mujhe … bhole sanam ne Naseem Akhtar Swami Ramanand
02 Anaaron ke baagh mein chhup chhup ke aana …o pardesi bhool na jaanaa Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand 18.06.2021
03 Muhabbat ke bande, muhabbat karenge Not mentioned Swami Ramanand
04 Ab to aa jaa jaani yaar tera intezaar hai Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
05 Koyi aankhon mein aa ke samaa gaya Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
06 Nahin chiraag e mohabbat jalaaye jaate hain Zohrabai Ambalewali Munshi Dil
07 Teri Sohni pukaar kare, Mahiwal dekh Zohrabai Ambalewali Swami Ramanand
08 Chali pyaar sakhi sasuraal dil kyun doley naa Zoharabai, G.M. Durrani Swami Ramanand
09 Chenab ke behte huye paani … Zoharabai, G.M. Durrani Swami Ramanand 18.09.2014
10 Dekh kar surat tumhaari dil gaya Rewashankar, chorus Swami Ramanand
11 O tujhpe salaam aye mere naakaam e muhabbat Zoharabai, G.M. Durrani Munshi Dil 13.09.2014

We can see from the above table that only three songs of this movie have been posted earlier on the blog. Two songs were posted in 2014 and the third song from this movie appeared after almost seven years of gap in 2021.

Today’s song is the fourth song from this movie to be posted on the blog. As mentioned above today’s song is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali.

Zohrabai Ambalewali was the leading classical and playback singer in the 1930s and 1940s. She has given us many memorable songs which are cherished, listened, and likened by generations till now. Her immortal voice will be heard till the history of Hindi Films is discussed and written on this planet.

After getting associated with this blog I have got to listen to and share many of her songs. I like them all very much.

Let us now listen to the today’s song … (only the audio of this song is available).

Nahin chiraag e mohabbat jalaaye jaate hain

Audio

Song-Nahin charaag e mohabbat jalaaye jaate hain (Sohni Mahiwal)(1946) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Munshi Dil, MD-Lal Mohammad

Lyrics

nahin charaag e mohabbat
jalaaye jaate hain ae
nahin chiraag e mohabbat
jalaaye jaate hain ae
ye dil ke daag jahaan ko
dikhaaye jaate hain

wo dard ban ke jigar
wo dard ban ke jigar mein
samaaye jaate hain
wo dard banke jigar
wo dard ban ke jigar mein
samaaye jaate hain aen
bhula rahi hoon magar
yaad aaye jaate hain ae
nahin charaag e mohabbat
jalaaye jaate hain ae

uthhaa nigaah e mohabbat
uthhaa nigaah e mohabbat
mujhe sahaaraa de
mujhe sahaaraa de
kathin hai raah kadam
dagmagaaye jaate hain
nahin charaag e mohabbat
jalaaye jaate hain ae

zubaan e ashq pe ae
haan
zubaan e ashq pe
afsaana e mohabbat hai
haan aa
zubaan e ashq pe
afsaana e mohabbat hai
koi sune na sune
koi sune na sune
ham sunaaye jaate hain
haan
nahin charaag e mohabbat
jalaaye jaate hain ae
nahin chiraag …

 

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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नहीं चराग ए मोहब्बत जलाए जाते हैं
नहीं चराग ए मोहब्बत जलाए जाते हैं
ये दिल के दाग़ जहां को दिखाये जाते हैं

वो दर्द बन के जिगर
वो दर्द बन के जिगर में समाये जाते हैं
वो दर्द बन के जिगर
वो दर्द बन के जिगर में समाये जाते हैं
भुला रहीं हूँ मगर याद आए जाते हैं
नहीं चराग ए मोहब्बत जलाए जाते हैं

उठा निगाह ए मोहब्बत
उठा निगाह ए मोहब्बत मुझे सहारा दे
मुझे सहारा दे
कठिन है राह कदम डगमगाये जाते हैं
नहीं चराग ए मोहब्बत जलाए जाते हैं

ज़ुबान ए अश्क पे
हाँ
ज़ुबान ए अश्क पे अफसाना ए मोहब्बत है
हाँ॰॰॰
कोई सुने ना सुने
कोई सुने ना सुने हम सुनाये जाते हैं
हाँ
नहीं चराग ए मोहब्बत जलाए जाते हैं

नहीं चराग॰ ॰ ॰


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“Chunariya”(1948) was directed by Ravindra Dave for Kuldeep Pictures, Bombay. Mulkraj Bhakri had written the story, dialogues, screen-play and lyrics. For all practical purposes, Mulkraj Bhakri was the producer of the movie as well, though Kuldeep Sehgal was credited as producer and Lekhraj Bhakri as production controller. Almost all persons involved in the making of this movie were displaced from Lahore during partition and this movie was their attempt to establish themselves in Bombay fil industry.

This movie had Wasti, Manorama, Pran, Randhira, Cuckoo, Narbada Shanker, Sofia, Chaand Burke,Ramesh, Sarita, Baij Sharma, Shrimati Motipal,Krishn Duggal, Menhdi Raza Raja etc in it.

The movie turned out to be a hit and that went a long way in establishing the persons in Bombay film industry.

The movie had ten songs in it. Nine songs have been covered so far. Here are the details of these songs:-

Song Date of posting Singer(s)
Sab kuchh lutaayaa hamne aakar teri gali mein 2 April 2011 Rafi
Aankh meri lad gayi re lad gayi 21 December 2011 Lata Mangeshkar, Indra Goyal
O motor waale babu 23 December 2011 Geeta Dutt
Dil e naashaad ko jeene ki hasrat ho gayee tumse 1 September 2012 Lata Mangeshkar
Tera kaanton se pyaar 4 February 2013 Geeta Dutt, Rafi
O koi nain mila ke chala gaya 3 April 2017 Geeta Dutt
Hansi le ke aaye thhe ro kar chale 3 August 2017 S D Batish
Tere milne ko jee dhadke 2 May 2018 Geeta Dutt
Daaman se bandh gayi choli re 11 September 2021 Geeta Dutt

One can notice that as many as five singers were used in the nine songs that have been covered so far. The singers were strugglers at that time. This movie saw Lata Mangeshkar singing a ghazal for the first time in Hindi movies. The Rafi Geeta Dutt duet in this movie is the oldest Rafi Geeta Dutt duet in Hindi movies that is available. Lata Mangeshkar had sung only one duet with a male singer till 1947. This year, she sang eight such duets. Her duet with Indra Goyal was her only duet with that singer.

The tenth and final song from the movie is a rare song. It would appear that very few people have actually listened to this song. HFGK mentions this song as “saawan aaya-3 re jaage more bhaag sakhi re”. The words “Saawan aaya” appear in the movie only towards the end of the song. “Jaage mora bhaag sakhi re” is not at all there. Instead, we find the opposite words, viz “Soye mora bhaag saki ree” in the song. 🙂

Listening to the song, one would classify it as a Geeta Dutt solo with chorus towards the end. But, HFGK mentions this song as sung by Geeta Dutt, Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Asha Bhonsle. HFGK also mention this song as the first Hindi film song sung by Asha Bhonsle.

If Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Asha Bhonsle have sung in this song, then that would be in the last stanza that is sung by chorus though personally I could not detect the individual voices of Zohrabai Ambalewaali and Asha Bhonsle. People with better hearing abilities may be able to detect their voices.

Nevertheless, this rare song does have the distinction of being the first Hindi movie song with Asha Bhonsle’s voice in it.

With this rare and special song, all the songs of “Chunariya”(1948)have now been covered and this movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Soye more bhaag sakhi ree Saawaan aaya re (Chunariya)(1948) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Hansraj Bahl
Zohrabai Ambalewaali + Asha Bhonsle
Geeta Dutt + Zohrabai Ambalewaali + Asha Bhonsle

Lyrics

o o o
o o o o

bhanwar padi hai mori naiyya
bhanwar padi hai mori naiyya
roothh gaya
roothh gaya
roothh gaya hai hamse khewaiyya
roothh gaya hai hamse khewaiyya
na mora baabul
na mora bhaiyya
na mora bhaiyya

saawan sakhi ree main kaise gaaun
kisko dil ka haal sunaaoon
haal sunaaoon oon oon
saawan sakhi ree main kaise gaaun
kisko dil ka haal sunaaun
haal sunaaoon oon oon

naa gaa ree sakhi
naa gaa ree sakhi
ye saawan ka raag

em>more man mein laage aag sakhi
more man mein laage aag
more man mein laage aag sakhi
more man mein laage aag

soye more bhaag sakhi ree
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya re
soye more bhaag sakhi ree
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya re

saawan aaya saawan aaya
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya saawan aaya
saawan aaya re

jaage more bhaag sakhi ree
saawan aaya re
saawan aaya re


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4787 Post No. : 16543

‘Ghunghroo’ (1952) was produced under the banner of Filmkar, owned by Rajendra Jain which had produced ‘Deedar’ (1951) and later, ‘Maan’ (1954). The film was directed by Hiren Bose. The star cast included Om Prakash, Sumitra Devi, Kuldeep Kaur, K N Singh, Murad, Badri Prasad etc. A feature of the film’s casting was that Om Prakash was the lead actor in a double role – one as a shy man and the other in a role of a lead actor in a theatre.

Om Prakash, who commenced his filmy career in a small role of a villain in his maiden film, ‘Dassi’ (1944) followed by another villain role in ‘Dhamki’ (1945), had worked in lead roles in ‘Aai Bahaar’ (1946), ‘Shahar Se Door’ (1946) and ‘Pagdandi’ (1947). However, all these three films failed at the box office and with this, his dream of becoming a lead actor was shattered. The partition in 1947 further compounded his problems for he had to start afresh his career in Hindi films in Mumbai. After remaining unemployed for a year, Om Prakash accepted whatever roles that were offered to him. In about 2 years from his first film in Mumbai – ‘Lakhpati’ (1948) in post-partition period, Om Prakash had become a busy actor doing various character roles.

Against this background, it must be a pleasant surprise for Om Prakash that after a gap of 5 years, he got not only the lead role but also a double role in ‘Ghunghroo’ (1952). But the film failed so miserably that in no time, it went into the list of obscure films. It appeared that Om Prakash was destined to become a popular actor in his various typles of character actor’s roles some of which became unforgettable like in ‘Pyaar Kiye Jaa’ (1966), ‘Padosan’ (1968), ‘Gopi’ (1970), ‘Chupke Chupke’ (1975) and many more.

Having watched Om Prakash in character roles in many films, I wish, I could have watched him as a hero in ‘Ghunghroo’ (1952). Unfortunately, the film seems to have been lost forever for viewing. A few of the lobby images available on-line featuring Om Prakash with Sumitra Devi and Kuldeep Kaur looked interesting. I have incorporated a couple of them in the video of the song which I propose to present with this write-up.

As with most of the obscure films, I could not find the story and review of ‘Ghunghroo’ (1952) on the internet, After some intense searches, I could get a synopsis of the story from one of many lesser known websites on Hindi films which appers to be copied from the film’s song-synopsis booklet because it was written in typical synopsis style language without revealing the ending of the film. From what I could gather from the synopsis, I present the gist of the story as under:

Vinod (Om Prakash) is a shy person who lives in Pune. He is in love with Hema (Sumitra Devi) but does not have enough courage to disclose to her. When he comes to know that Hema also loves him he is the happiest person.

Vinod has a twin brother, Baalam (Om Prakash) who works for a theatre in Mumbai as a lead actor. He often pairs with Kamini (Kuldip Kaur) and their pair is very popular thus making them a box office attraction. Baalam gets attracted towards Kamini and she exploits this by her false love to him to keep her popularity intact at the box office. In this way, she earns fortunes by way of gifts from royal and aristocratic visitors to the theatre.

Kamini’s exploitation game is exposed to Baalam. After a quarrel, she gets Baalam killed with the help of her accomplice, Hiralal (K N Singh). The ghost of Ballam cames out and starts taking revenge on his enemies. Baalam’s ghost also appears in Vinod’s house and enters Vinod’s body. Vinod suddenly becomes Baalam Baalam’s ghosht takes Vinod to Mumbai as Baalam. Hema followes him to Mumbai. Now starts the vicious circle of chase. Heart-broken Hema ran after Vinod who, in turn, runs for his life from Baalam. Baalam runs after Kamini for his revenge. Vinod turned Baalam is dragged by Hiralal and his goons. Thus, all of them find inyolved in a chain resulting in ‘comedy of errors’.

I have no idea as to how the film ends in reality. But in such a type of the story, the villains, K N Singh and Kuldip Kaur would be exposed and arrested with Om Prakash and Sumitra Devi united.

‘Ghunghroo’ (1952) had 9 songs, all written by Rajendra Krishan which were set to music by C Ramchandra. All the 9 songs are available which I have heard and find them melodious with typical brand of C Ramchandra’s compositions.

I am presenting the 5th song from the film, ‘dil kisi ko deejiye dil kisi kaa leejiye’ sung by Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Mohmmed Rafi and chorus. The song appears to be a part of the stage show in the film.

Audio Clip:

Song-Dil kisi ko deejiye dil kisi ka leejiye(Ghunghroo)(1952) Singers-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi kaa leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye
dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi kaa leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

le na jaaye dil koi aapka mazaaq mein
le na jaaye dil koi aapka mazaaq mein
ae ji zara soch ke ki soch ke
aisi baat keejiye
aisi baat keejiye

dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi kaa leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

aaaa aa aaa
aaaa aa aaa aaa
aa aa aa aa

aaa aa aaa aa
aaa aa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

aapko huzoor kyon husn ka guroor hai
aapko huzoor kyon husn ka guroor hai
aaine mein dekh ke ki dekhe ke
phir se baat keejiye
phir se baat keejiye
dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi ka leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

aaaa aa aaa
aaaa aa aaa aaa
aa aa aa aa
aaa aa aaa aa

aaa aa aaa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye

dil hamaara thhaa kabhi
ab tumhaara ho chuka
dil hamaara thhaa kabhi
ab tumhaara ho chuka
aapki khushi huzoor
deejiye na deejiye
deejiye na deejiye

dil kisi ko deejiye
dil kisi kaa leejiye
zindagi hai chaar din
yahi kaam keejiye
yahi kaam keejiye


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