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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.

Today’s song is from film ‘Anban’ (1944) (pronounced as un-bun). So far, only one song from this film has been discussed on our blog in 2011. This is, therefore, the second song from this film. No songs of this film are available anywhere like You Tube etc. Then, how did I get introduced to  this song ? There is a story behind this.

Mr. Jayaraman Subramaniam ji must be in his mid 70s now. He is one of the most famous and very well known record collectors of India. I found his name mentioned in several books on HFM. I have never met him, nor have I ever spoken to him on phone, though he stays in Dombivali, a suburb of Mumbai (actually, it is in Thane district). From the information I gathered from his friends, Jay ji has been in this hobby since 1960. He is one of the major names in the field of record and song collections in India and Pakistan.

He had been a regular member of RMIM group on the internet. I have been following his comments – both past and recent ones – in the group and I find that almost all senior RMIM members all over the world do respect Jayaraman ji for his extraordinary knowledge about songs, MDs and singers. He is an expert in voice identification, so he can pinpoint the singers quite accurately. This quality of Jay ji has been helpful in solving many mysteries of songs and singers, where it is not mentioned or wrongly mentioned in HFGK.

I am happy that I am on his mailing list and he writes to me often about songs etc. He seems to have accepted me as “an eminent writer” and “a serious student of old HFM “. He stays alone in his flat at Dombivali. His wife expired few years back and two sons live separately.

Mr. Jayaraman ji worked in Indian Railways and retired after a long service record. Jay ji, through his BCSP (Bharatiya Cine Sangeet Parampara) holds listening sessions of rare songs on every Sunday and some of his old friends visit him on that occasion.

I have been told that recently he has sold his entire collection, for an undisclosed value, of records and songs to our friend Deepak Chowdhari ji of Paratwada, Amaravati (Maharashtra). You will recall that Deepak ji has attended our last held Gangout at Mumbai, some time back. However, Jay ji seems to have preserved all his songs on G Cloud- from where he discusses such songs with RMIMers and other Facebook music lovers.

Recently, he had mailed this song (today’s song) from film ‘Anban’ (1944) to RMIMers, including me of course. I fell in love with this song, when I heard it. I requested Jay ji to allow me to use his song to be discussed on our blog for the benefit of our readers and he magnanimously said yes by return of mail. So a big Thank You to Jay ji. Also my thanks to our own Sudhir ji, for kindly uploading this song from his own collection on You Tube, on my request. (Sudhir ji’s copy of the song is 30 seconds longer than the one sent in by Jay ji. Also the quality of the song recording is much better.)

Here is how Jayaraman ji got this song – in his own words, “Ek bahut hee madhur TRIO gaana jise MD: Jnan Dutt ne mujhe 1973 mein diya apni ek purani sanduk se. Meri passion for cine music mehsoos kar uss ne poora sanduk dae dala jisme kareeb 150 recorden 78 rpm ke thae (cover nahin thae) aur kafi achhi condition mein thee.

Aise aise film thae unke sangeet mein jo uss wakt (1973) mein maine kabhi naam bhi sune nahin thae…aur kaha: Yeh sab tumhare liye hai – lae jaao aur sun ke hamein bathana bhoolna mat !!Ussee sanduk mein se yeh ek ‘tri-gaan’ aap sab shrotajan ke liye pesh karta hoon….ussee passion ke sath aaj 43 saalon baad , HD format par. ”

‘Anban’ (1944) was a Bharat Productions film. It was directed by Niren Lahiri. He was born on 17-7-1908 in Calcutta. He started his directorial activity with Bangla film ‘Mahakabi Kaalidas’ (1942). His Hindi films are ‘Anban’ (1944), ‘Ban Phool’ (1945), ‘Arabian Nights’ (1946), ‘Vijay Yatra’ (1948) and ‘Shobha’ (1954). Niren Lahiri died in 1972.

The cast of the film is listed as Nargis, Pahadi Sanyal, Shahnawaz, David, Mubarak, Shobhana Samarth, Jagirdar etc. The odd sounding name of Pahadi Sanyal is that of a Bengali actor, who did Bangla and Hindi films with equal ease. Normally, Bangla stars (just like the south Indian stars) had a Himalayan problem of speaking Hindi and its diction, but not Sanyal. He was an expert in speaking Hindi and Urdu. But for his Bangla looks and mannerisms, he could have been a great addition to Bombay stars. Nevertheless, he acted in 53 Hindi films, made both at Calcutta and Bombay, from 1933 to 1970. Notably he never went to Lahore to work in any film.

Though his real name was Nagendranath Sanyal, having born in the hill station Darjeeling, he was nicknamed Pahari Sanyal (one from the hills) and the name continued throughout his professional career. He was born on 22-2-1906

From his childhood itself, Sanyal was extremely fond of music and he took training under several famous music teachers of the day. Finishing his school, he joined the engineering course at the Benaras Hindu University but soon left to study Indian classical music at the Morris College of Music in Lucknow. In Lucknow, the young Pahari came in contact with the poet and composer Atulprasad Sen and soon earned fame as one of the best exponents of Atulprasad’s songs. In 1931, he joined the service of the Maharaja of Dewar as his private secretary.

In 1932, Sanyal came to Kolkata and got introduced to PC Barua through his friend the cinematographer Krishna Gopal. Sanyal got a chance to act in the New Theatres production ‘Rooplekha’ (1934) but due to contractual problems he was ultimately unable to appear in the film. But he caught the eye of Debaki Bose and joined the New Theatres as an actor on a monthly salary of Rs 150.

Pahari Sanyal made his screen debut as a singer-actor in Debaki Bose’s musical ‘Meerabai’ (1933) (in Bangla) as Chand Bhatta, a role he also did in the Hindi version ‘Rajrani Meera’ (1933). Both the films were very popular and helped in establishing him as one of the major film stars of the day. In the same year, the famous music director Pankaj Mullick used him to re-record all the songs sung originally by SD Burman for ‘Yahudi Ki Ladki’, a New Theatres Production, directed by Premankur Atorthi. As he was fluent in both the languages, Pahari Sanyal starred in most of the Hindi/Urdu versions of the Bengali films produced by New Theatres.

In the 1930s, he had a string of hits as an actor and singer in Bengali/Hindi bilinguals like ‘Bhagyachakra/Dhoop Chhaon’ (1935), ‘Devdas/Devdas’ (1935), ‘Millionaire/Karorepati’ (1936), ‘Bidyapti/Vidyapati’ (1937), ‘Sapurey/Sapera’ (1939), ‘Abhinetri/Haar Jeet’ (1940) and ‘Naukadubi/Milan’ (1946). ‘Bhagyachakra’, one of the first films in India to use playback singing, had Sanyal singing the evergreen “Keno Paran Holo Bandhan Hara” while in its Hindi version he sang “Prem Ki Naiyaa Chali Jal Mein Mori”. In ‘Karorepati’, he had the hit song “Jo Naukri Dila De” – a duet with the legendary KL Saigal. In ‘Haar Jeet’ he sang another wonderful duet, “Mast Pawan Shake Hein” with Kanan Devi. “Wo Kahen Aap Ki Do Chaah Ka Inaam Mujhe“, a song sung by him in the film ‘Milan’ was also very popular. Pahari Sanyal’s performance as Jhumro, a young and audacious snake-charmer who elopes with the heroine Chandan (Kanan Devi) in the film ‘Sapurey/Sapera’ was extremely well appreciated by both the general audience and critics.

In 1941, he received the Best Actor Award from the Bengal Film Journalists Association (BFJA) for his brilliant performance as Kumarnath in the film ‘Pratisruti’ directed by Hemchandra Chunder. After this, he went to Mumbai and acted in films like ‘Mouj’ (1943), ‘Mohabbat’ (1943), ‘Insaan’ (1944), ‘Anban’ (1944), ‘Preet’ (1945), ‘Milan’ (1946) and ‘Shravan Kumar’ (1946). In all, Sanyal worked in 53 Hindi films, both at Calcutta and Bombay. His first film was ‘Rajrani Meera’ (1933) and the last one was ‘Dharti’ (1970) in Hindi. Sanyal also sang about 42 Hindi songs in 19 films.

He is perhaps, the only male actor who has worked with KL Saigal in maximum number of films

Sanyal played the role of a Hindu ascetic (the Swami ji) in the Merchant-Ivory film ‘The Householder’ (1963). He won the BFJA Award as the Best Supporting Actor for his efforts in ‘Jaya’ (1965), a film by Chitta Basu. He also had significant roles in ‘Grihadaha’ (1967), Shakti Samanta’s ‘Aradhana’ (1969) – an understanding and sympathetic father to the heroine Sharmila Tagore, ‘Nimantran’ (1971) and ‘Shesh Parba’ (1972). ‘Kaya Hiner Kahini’ (1973) was his final film.

Sanyal’s first wife died in child birth. Later he married actress Meera Devi. Their daughter Luku Sanyal became Doordarshan’s first English newsreader and did this from 1970 to 1980. Pahari Sanyal was an extremely sophisticated man in real life. He was fluent in Bangla, Hindi, Urdu and English and read French literature in the original language. When he died on 10 February 1974, Indian cinema lost one of its leading lights. (Thanks to Upperstall for select information from its article, used in this bio sketch).

‘Anban’ (1944) film story was about king size ego and its side effects. The story of the film is summarized below.

Madhav Pandit (Jagirdar) and Pandey (Shahnawaz) are very good friends, though their thinking is different. Pandit is old fashioned and traditional, having pride for Indian customs etc. Pandey on the other hand is a liberal person accepting the good in western culture, but not having anything against our old traditions.

Madhav Pandit has a son Yadav and two daughters – Madhavi (Shobhana Samarth) and Malati (Nargis). Pandey has one son – Vijay (Pahadi Sanyal). While Yadav and Vijay are good friends, Vijay has a soft corner for Malati. Eventually, their love blooms. They, together open a school in their town to train the new generation.

The elders fix their marriage also. Pandey wants to donate some amount to the school and so he makes some suggestions to the children. Pandit resents the suggestions. He also declines the donation of Pande. Both Pandit and Pandey have a hot argument, then a quarrel and they stop talking to each other.

The marriage of Vijay and Malati is broken. In his anger, Pandit marries his elder daughter Madhavi to an older, drunkard person – Ranjan ( Mubarak), who hails from a noble family. This marriage takes place against the opposition of everybody.

Not only this, but Pandit also fixes Malati’s marriage with an old jagirdar widower. One day Pandit’s son-in-law, Ranjan is caught red handed by Vijay, when Ranjan is selling his wife’s (Madhavi’s) gold ornaments for his drinks. Vijay fires him. Ranjan, as a revenge, goes and tells false stories to Pandit about Vijay, thereby spoiling his impression.

On the day of marriage, when the baraat is to come, it is found that Malati is missing. Not only that even Vijay is missing. Pandit is shocked and very much worried for his daughter. Afraid that she might commit suicide, he is scared.

Meanwhile baraat arrives and the groom angrily blames Pandit for doing injustice to his daughter, when her marriage was already fixed. Pandit repents, meanwhile Vijay and Malati arrive. They are married by a priest in a temple. Pandey comes there and gives a lecture on controlling anger and false ego. Pandit realises his mistake. He begs every one’s pardon and Vijay and Malati are married in the same place. The groom for Malati is on her side already, convinced by Vijay about their love. All is well that ends well. (635)

The film has 8 songs, composed by Gyan Dutt and written by Pt. Madhur. Today’s song is sung by GM Durrani, Ameerbai Karnataki and Hameeda Bano, as per HFGK. Enjoy this melody. You will love the music and the tune, I am sure.


Song – Hum Aage Badhte Jaayen Duniya Peechhe Peechhe Aaye (Anban) (1944) Singer – GM Durrani, Amirbai Karnataki, Lyrics – Pt Madhur, MD – Gyan Dutt
GM Durrani + Amirbai Karnataki
GM Durrani + Amirbai Karnataki + Hamida Bano

Lyrics

hum aage badhte jaayen
duniya peechhe peechhe aaye re
peechhe peechhe aaye
hum aage badhte jaayen
duniya peechhe peechhe aaye re
peechhe peechhe aaye
jo soye
so khoye
jo soye
so khoye premi
jo jaage so paaye re
jo jaage so paaye
jo soye
so khoye premi
jo jaage so paaye re
jo jaage so paaye
hum aage badhte jaayen
duniya peechhe peechhe aaye re
peechhe peechhe aaye

udd udd kar panchhi ke jodey
chhaaya karte jaayen
udd udd kar panchhi ke jodey
chhaaya karte jaayen
hawaa ke jhonke nai jawaani
jholi bhar bhar laayen
hawaa ke jhonke nai jawaani
jholi bhar bhar laayen
hum chalte chalte gaayen
duniya thakte thakte gaaye re
thakte thakte gaaye
hum chalte chalte gaayen
duniya thakte thakte gaaye re
thakte thakte gaaye
hum aage badhte jaayen
duniya peechhe peechhe aaye re
peechhe peechhe aaye

hare hare sab ped hamen
jhuk jhuk ke deven badhaai
hare hare sab ped hamen
jhuk jhuk ke deven badhaai
nadiyon ki lehren ban jaayen
shaadi ki shehnaai
nadiyon ki lehren ban jaayen
shaadi ki shehnaai
baanson ki har pori
bansi ban ke hamen lubhaaye re
ban ke hamen lubhaaye
baanson ki har pori
bansi ban ke hamen lubhaaye re
ban ke hamen lubhaaye
hum aage badhte jaayen
duniya peechhe peechhe aaye re
peechhe peechhe aaye

kadam kadam pe hasi khushi hon
armaanon ke gaanen
kadam kadam pe hasi khushi hon
armaanon ke gaanen
hum pahunche us jageh jahaan par
baste hon deewaane
hum pahunche us jageh jahaan par
baste hon deewaane
raat sunaaye. . .
raat sunaaye apni beeti
chanda sunta jaaye re
chanda sunta jaaye
raat sunaaye. . .
raat sunaaye apni beeti
chanda sunta jaaye re

chanda sunta jaaye
hum aage badhte jaayen
duniya peechhe peechhe aaye re
peechhe peechhe aaye

hum aage badhte jaayen

hum aage badhte jaayen

hum aage badhte jaayen

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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हम आगे बढ़ते जाएँ
दुनिया पीछे पीछे आये रे
पीछे पीछे आये
हम आगे बढ़ते जाएँ
दुनिया पीछे पीछे आये रे
पीछे पीछे आये
जो सोये
सो खोये
जो सोये
सो खोये प्रेमी
जो जागे सो पाये रे
जो जागे सो पाये
जो सोये
सो खोये
जो सोये
सो खोये प्रेमी
जो जागे सो पाये रे
जो जागे सो पाये
हम आगे बढ़ते जाएँ
दुनिया पीछे पीछे आये रे
पीछे पीछे आये

उड़ उड़ कर पंछी के जोड़े
छाया करते जाएँ
उड़ उड़ कर पंछी के जोड़े
छाया करते जाएँ
हवा के झोंके नई जवानी
झोली भर भर लाये
हवा के झोंके नई जवानी
झोली भर भर लाये
हम चलते चलते गाएँ
दुनिया थकते थकते गाये रे
थकते थकते गाये
हम चलते चलते गाएँ
दुनिया थकते थकते गाये रे
थकते थकते गाये
हम आगे बढ़ते जाएँ
दुनिया पीछे पीछे आये रे
पीछे पीछे आये

हरे हरे सब पेड़ हमें
झुक झुक के देवें बधाई
हरे हरे सब पेड़ हमें
झुक झुक के देवें बधाई
नदियों की लहरें बन जाएँ
शादी की शहनाई
नदियों की लहरें बन जाएँ
शादी की शहनाई
बाँसों की हर पोरी
बंसी बन के हमें लुभाए रे
बन के हमें लुभाए
बाँसों की हर पोरी
बंसी बन के हमें लुभाए रे
बन के हमें लुभाए
हम आगे बढ़ते जाएँ
दुनिया पीछे पीछे आये रे
पीछे पीछे आये

कदम कदम पे हंसी खुशी हों
अरमानों के गाने
कदम कदम पे हंसी खुशी हों
अरमानों के गाने
हम पहुंचे उस जगह जहां पर
बसते हों दीवाने
हम पहुंचे उस जगह जहां पर
बसते हों दीवाने
रात सुनाये॰ ॰ ॰
रात सुनाये अपनी बीती
चंदा सुनता जाये रे
चंदा सुनता जाये
रात सुनाये॰ ॰ ॰
रात सुनाये अपनी बीती
चंदा सुनता जाये रे
चंदा सुनता जाये
हम आगे बढ़ते जाएँ
दुनिया पीछे पीछे आये रे
पीछे पीछे आये

हम आगे बढ़ते जाएँ

हम आगे बढ़ते जाएँ

हम आगे बढ़ते जाएँ

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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.

“Panna”(1944) was directed by Najam Naqvi for Navyug Chitrapat Limited, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Nizami, Jairaj, David, Raja Paranjpe, Kusum Deshpande etc in it.
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“Panna”(1944) was directed by Najam Naqvi for Navyug Chitrapat Limited, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Nizami, Jairaj, David, Raja Paranjpe, Kusum Deshpande etc in it.
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This article is written by Gajendra Khanna, 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.

Today (14 april 2017) as I write this post, I cannot help but remember Legendary Singer Shamshad Begum. It is after all her Birthday. It has been nearly four years since She left for her heavenly abode. Like two of my favourites S D Burman and C Ramchandra, She was born in and passed away in the same month. In her case it was the month of April. She was born on 14th April 1919 at Lahore (as She told me when I interviewed her) and passed away on 23rd April 2013. Today (14 april 2017) would have been her 98th Birthday.
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“Bade Nawaab Sahab”(1944) was directed by Vedi for Silver Films, Bombay. This “social” movie had Chandramohan, Pahadi Sanyal, Kumar, Pramila, Bibbo, Sushil Kumar, Shanta Patel, Leela Mishra, Kamla, Taj Mahmooda, Noor, Noor Begam, Laddan, Agha Jaan, Ghori etc in it.
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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.

Today’s song is from the film Panna-44. All the songs of this film were sung by Shamshad Begum for the film version, whereas records were issued in the voice of Rajkumari. The Blog already has 5 of the 8 songs posted. This is the 6th song from the film to appear in the blog.
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“Subah Shaam”(1944) was directed by P C Barua for Indrapuri Studio, Calcutta. This by now forgotten movie had Jamuna, Poornima, Indu Mukherji, Pramathesh Barua, Devbala, Ramesh Sinha, Munir, Tulsi Chakravarti, Ravikant, Belarani, Ashalata etc in it.
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“Maa Baap” (1944) was directed by V M Vyas for Sunrise Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had had Nazir Khan, Veena, Rajkumari Shukla, Yakub, Dixit, Majid, Jagdish, Mirza Musharraf, Khursheed Ahmad, Amirbai Karnataki, Motibai, Kalyani etc in it.
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“Caravan”(1944) was directed by Aspi for Ranjit Movietone, Bombay. This movie had had Arun, Kamla Chatterji, Rani, Premlata, Keshari etc in it.
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“Maaya Nagri”(1944), also known as “Mahasati Madalsa” was directed by Dhirubhai Desai for Vishnu Paradise Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Rajkumari, Yashwant Dave, Chandrika, Samson, F M Butt, Nazir, Kashinath, Fazlu, Shahzaadi, Prakash, Bhalerao etc in it.
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