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“Nai Maa”(1946) was directed by K J Parmar for Prakash Pictures, Bombay. This obscure movie had Jeewan, Ranjana, Rajkumari , Baby Madhuri etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. One song has been covered in the past. That song was discussed in 2013.

Now, after the passage of more than 8 years, here is the second song from “Nai Maa”(1946) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Parul Ghosh. Ramesh Gupta is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hanuman Prasad.

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


Song-Humko kyun dushman samajhte ho (Nai Maa)(1946) Singer-Parul Ghosh, Lyrics-Ramesh Gupta, MD-Hanuman Prasad

Lyrics

humko kyun
humko kyun dushman samajhte ho
tumhen kya ho gaya
haaye ummeedon ke jagte hi
muqaddar so gaya
zindagi ke haaye ab to
sab sahaare chhoot gaye
hum bharose ki tarah se
mai kisi ke lut gaye
ab khushi ka geet bhi
gham ka taraana ho gaya
ab khushi ka geet bhi
gham ka taraana ho gaya

apne haathon hi bandhe hum
zulm ki zanjeer mein
zulm ki zanjeer mein
thokaren khaana hi likha
thha meri taqdeer mein
thha meri taqdeer mein
tumne aankhen pher lin
dushman zamaana ho gaya
tumne aankhen pher lin
dushman zamaana ho gaya
humko kyun
humko kyun dushman samajhte ho
tumhen kya ho gaya


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

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Today’s song is from an unknown film Maaf Kijiyega-1946. HFGK mentions ” Social Film” as its Genre, but none of the factors of this film support this claim. The director was Nari Ghadiyali – who was a specialist for action/stunt films. MD was K.Narayan rao, famous only for stunt films. The cast of the film also consisted of regular actors for stunt films, like Prakash(real name Hashmat ullah khan), Shanta Patel (a regular in Master Bhagwan’s stunt films), Dalpat (popular as Dalpat Kaka), Bibi, Chandrika etc etc. The songs were written by an unknown lyricst- Mustapha and were sung by ordinary singers-not any famous one. I wonder how such a combination can be suitable for a ” Social’ film ?

This Blog started in 2008 and I joined it as a commentor sometime in 2010. I don’t remember exactly when. Nowadays, whenever I have free time and nothing else to do, I visit the early pages of the Blog and see the songs and more importantly – the comments. In those early years and till about 2018 or so, there used to be a lot of comments by readers. I found that readers were from various other countries, but surprisingly, their knowledge about old films, songs and its artistes was quite noteworthy.

As the years passed by, the foreign readers’ number dwindled slowly, but readers from India increased in the comment section. One logical reason was that the readers from other countries were probably from the older generation, settled abroad. Hence as the time passed on slowly their activities must have got reduced. Some of the younger commentors from other countries, too, stopped their comments. They are, however, active on FaceBook. People like Lalitha ji, memsaab ji, Pamir Harvey, Santosh oza, Shekhar Gupta etc. stopped commenting. One name remains with the Blog consistently from Day-1 till today (albeit now occasionally) and that is Raja Swaminathan ji – whether he is in India or in Holland.

I encountered some funny incidents involving comments on the Blog. I remember one. In those days, except the Admins perhaps, no one else knew who ” Peevesie’s Mom” was in reality.
I was also active on FaceBook. One day a lady visitor to my Fb page – Nalini Krishnan – asked me on Fb, ” are you the same Arunkumar Deshmukh, who comments on atulsongaday?”
She was shocked to read my reply, ” yes, Peevesie’s Mom ji”. Possibly shocked, she asked me how I knew her name. It was actually very easy. Before replying her, I visited her Fb page and I found that she is Vaidehi’s mother. After reading a few more posts , it was easy to make 2 + 2 !

Another incident was comments by one ” IDL Man”. From his comments, I knew he was from Australia. There was another reader called ” BOODHEMIYAN “. He was from Dubai. One day ‘ IDL Man’ posted the following comment, on 12-6-2011….

1 | I.D.L.Man
June 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

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Atul Bhai,

WHY YOUR BLOG IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD

I am also a deewana of old film music like you all.Having lot of spare time now,I surf the Internet.I realised that there are many Indian and Foregn persons equally interested/obsessed with old film charms.Many of them run their own blogs on old films/music.I decided to find out and visit every blog on the Internet.
I visited exactly 102 such blogs run by Indian and foreigners.Surprisingly,foreigners were more consistent than Indians.
i found that almost 85 % blogs are left unattended,halfway or no posting for the last few years.One more interesting point is many ladies are also running such blogs,of course under Pseudonyms.They are more consistent than men and get a good following too !
After a lot of screening,I shortlisted 7 blogs: 4 in wordpress and 3 independents.Two blogs are run by ladies,one each Indian and foreigner.
Finally,I came to a conclusion that your blog ATULSONGADAY WORDPRESS.COM is THE BEST,because:

1)You are a very honest person ,without any airs, when you present songs
2)your deep love of music and hard work is consistent and it shows.
3)you are very systematic and you think of your readers while making songs available to them in an easy way.
4)your earnestness and humble knowledge(without a show off) is appreciated and liked by your readers(apparent from the responses)
5)you are not biased or partial in selecting or writing about songs
6)your goodwill has attracted like minded supporters who help you by providing information on films, songs, singers, composers etc. Notable among them, as I found in last 6 months are–
a) Mr.Sudhir Kapoor-writes very good and simple articles, full of information about songs and personalities.
b) Mr,Nahm-always provides you with correct lyrics, titbits and useful information, besides suggesting songs.
3) Mr. Arunkumar Deshmkuh-I have no words for him. He seems to know all the old movies, anecdotes and details. His information is unique(Not on net anywhere).May be, as he knows so many languages, he might be getting it from books/articles in various languages. He is a storehouse of information.
4)Mr. Prakash chandra- very good suggestions of songs
5)Lalitha ji / Raja ji – They are not only your admirers but also supporters. Raja ji’s support is important as he himself is a blogger plus many more things.

Note; The second place is shared by MEMSAABSTORY AND DUSTEDOFF.

Atul Bhai,
please accept my congratulations and good wishes for the future.

-I.D.L.Man

Atul ji, myself and Sudhir ji replied to him in normal way, but ‘Boodhemiyan” wrote thus….

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June 14, 2011 at 5:47 pm

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IDL Man Bhai,

Wah, wah ! Kya baat hai !! Mashallah !!!

kya khoob kahi toone
hamare dil ki baat
Atul jaisa Sangeet Premi
sadaa rahe sab ke saath !

To which the ‘ IDL Man’ replied this way….

6 | IDL Man
June 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

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Boodhemiyan Bhai,
Humne to bayan ki hai
jo haqeeqat hai,
hum kya karen
gar kisi ko gila hai

Gulab to Gulab hota hai
chahe use kuchch bhi kahe
hum subki duwayen hai
Blog-e-Atul salaamat rahe.

-IDL Man

In another an year or so, both these readers stopped commenting and disappeared for ever. I contacted the Grandson of actor/singer Parshuram, when he commented from New Zealand, on one of my posts. Similarly, actress Latika’s daughter from London commented and I got in touch with her.

There were days when lot of comments used to be made by the readers. In the last 2-3 years, the comments from the readers have dropped down considerably and noticeably. Difficult to know the reason.

However, since about a month or so I find that once again comments from new readers have increased Hope it keeps growing. Comments play an important role in a Blog. It gives readers’ reactions, additional information, encourages the authors of the post and generally works as a motivation.

Today’s song is sung by Kaushalya. Kaushalya was born at Lucknow in 1929. She was the daughter of the famous dancer Lachhoo Maharaj and actress Daya Devi. Being brought up in the house of dancer and actor, Kaushalya picked up Dance, Music and acting very early. She appeared as a child artiste in films from 1936, when she was just 7 year old. She worked in 11 films as a child artiste. After film Devbala-38, she did roles in Bhole bhale and Uski Tamanna-both in 1939, made by Sagar Movietone. She even sang in both films.

Then came films like Darshan and Ghar ki laaj, both 1941, and Baraat, Bharat milap, Station master and Swapna, all 42. The work poured on her till 1946, when she got married to a boy from Calcutta, when she had gone there for doing films. After marriage she found it difficult to work in films, but continued for some more films, till her last film Ek Do Teen-1953.

In all Kaushalya acted in 27 films and sang more than 100 songs in about 35 films, in her short career time. As a Heroine she had worked with Prithviraj Kapoor, Ulhas, Kumar, Ishwarlal etc.

With this song, film Maaf Kijiyega -1946 makes its Debut on this Blog.


Song- Joban roop bahaar Rasiya Kar lo chup ke pyaar (Maaf Keejiyegaa)(1946) Singer- Kaushalya, Lyricist-Mustapha Usman, MD- K Narayan Rao

Lyrics

Joban roop bahaar
Rasiya Kar lo chup ke pyaar
Rasiya Kar lo chup ke pyaar

din nahin ye phir se aaye
ankhiyaan hon jab chaar
Rasiya kar lo
haan kar lo
haan kar lo
chup ke pyaar
chupke chupke pyaar
rasiya karlo chupke pyaar
pyaar
chupke chupke pyaar

preet jawaani hai matwaali
matwaali ho
matwaali ho
preet jawaani hai matwaali
chhalak rahi joban ki pyaali
deewaanon ki mehfil mein hai joban ki pukaar
ankhiyaan hon jab chaar
kar lo chupke pyaar
chupke chupke pyaar
rasiya karlo chupke pyaar
pyaar
chupke chupke pyaar

duniya hai dilwaalon ki
ye mehfil hai matwaalon ki
dil ka sauda kar ke jaaye
ankhiyan ke do dwaar
ankhiyaan hon jab chaar
kar lo chupke pyaar
chupke chupke pyaar
rasiya karlo chupke pyaar
pyaar
chupke chupke pyaar


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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.

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Today’s song is from the film Maharani Minal Devi-1946. This film was made by Lakshmi Productions, Bombay, owned by the Director Chimanlal Trivedi. This film was made on a remarkable historical personality from Gujarat.

Bombay film industry has made more than 12000 films so far, on various Genres, but it’s score on making films on Historical Indian personalities is very pathetic. While films on Mughal Kings, Queens and other personalities were made in all decades since the films started talking, not much focus was given on Indian historyHero and Heroines. Not that no films were made at all on them, but if you see its number, there can not be a justification for the large gap.

In the history of India, there were hundreds of such worthy sons and daughters who fought for the country, brought social reforms, did extraordinary work for the people and generally did things for which the country remembers them proudly. Actually,in every state of India, there are Heroes and Heroines who did a lot of good work for the people, in the past few hundred years. Sadly, Hindi films are very poor on this count.

However, I find that regional cinemas are way ahead of Hindi cinema in this matter. Particularly I would quote Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bangla films in the first list. The second list is of Marathi and Oriya films. Mind you, I am not talking about films on religious personalities and saints like Kabir, Tulsida etc. Even in this category, very few are the subject matter of Hindi films.

People like Rana Pratap, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar, Rabindranath Tagore, Dhondo Keshav Karve, Rani Chennamma etc etc deserved Hindi films. The entire focus was on Mughals and those who came from outside.The regional films at least did some justice by making films on their Heroes/heroines. Tamil and Bangla films are leaders in this. The strong Regional Pride was the causal factor essentially but honouring heroes is a matter of appreciation. Films on Babar, Humayun, Shahjehan, Bahadurshah Zafar and the likes of them are made in plenty, for obvious reasons, but how many films were made on Savarkar, Shivaji, Rana Pratap, Ashoka the great, Jhansi ki Rani etc ? Leave the older ones. Are there films on Indira Gandhi, Nehru, Gandhi ? A British person had to come here to make a film on Gandhi !

During the British rule – till 1947 – it was probably not possible, allowed or was risky, but since 1947 till date what was the problem ? I feel sad at this state of affairs in making films. Luckily, in the last few years, some enterprising filmmakers have dared to make films on Indian Heroes. I do hope that the situation will improve further and films on Indian heroes/Heroines (there are plenty of them) will be made.

Film maharani Minal devi-1946 is a film on a brave, intelligent, kind and Patriotic personality from Gujarat. I could not get any information on her, the story of the film or other details. Fortunately, I could find a site http://www.streeshakti.com, wherein I found a note on her. here it is to get an idea who she was and what she did….

“Minal Devi or Mayanalla, a famous queen of eleventh century Gujarat, is remembered as an able and just administrator. She was the daughter of Jayakeshin, a king of the Kadamba dynasty in Karnataka and was married to Karna I, a Chalukya king of Anahillapatanawada who met an early death, leaving his queen and young son Siddharaja Jayasimha. Minal Devi acted as regent for her son, who went on to become a legendary hero. An incident described in Rajashekhar Suri’s Prabandha Kosha testifies to the fact that she inspired him in many of his warlike exploits.
She also managed affairs of state, built several monuments and lakes and was responsible for the remission of the tax on pilgrims visiting the Somnath temple. Two lakes built in her period were Minalasar or Munsar near Viramgam and Malva at Dhavalakka or Dholka in Ahmedabad. According to legend, there was a house owned by a woman at the proposed site of the lake Malva, which needed to be demolished to give the lake a regular shape. The queen offered a big sum of money to the woman for her house, but she refused, saying, ‘I shall be famous with your lake,’ thus threatening to sacrifice her life if her house was touched. The queen did not coerce her, showing herself to be a just ruler. This event led to the Gujarati saying: ‘If you want to see justice, go to Dholka and have a look at Malva lake.’

Minal Devi is mentioned with high esteem in contemporary literature. A Sanskrit play entitled Mudritakumudachandra-prakarana depicts a learned dispute between the Digambaras and Svetambaras, the two major Jain sects. One topic in this dispute is whether a woman can achieve salvation. The Svetambaras here claim that women possessing sattwa (identity: an inner quality of goodness) could attain salvation and cite Sita from mythology and Minal Devi in the court of Siddharaja Jayasimha as examples.”

The film had 7 songs written by two lyricists, composed by Saraswati Devi-the music Director. The film was directed by Chimanlal Trivedi. The cast of the film was Prem Adeeb, Leela desai, Durga Khote, Jagdish bSethi, Agha, Sankatha prasad and many others. Director Chimanlal trivedi was a remarkable enterprising person.

Chimanlal Trivedi, was one of the major filmmakers of the 30s and the 40s decade. He was more a Producer businessman than a Director. While he directed hardly 7 films, he produced close to 50 films- all having A grade actors, directors and composers !

Born on 19-3-1909 at a village near Anand in Gujarat he was from a Brahmin family. He did his schooling in Ahmedabad and technical graduation from Baroda. Being an expert in weaving, he took up a job as a weaving Master in Calcutta. Fond of writing, he started writing Dramas, which were staged in Bengal and Gujarat. He was attracted towards Cinema and tried some work in New Theatres. Knowing that the real playing field is Bombay he reached there. He wrote stories for the film Chevrolet-36 and Danger Signal-37 for Mohan pictures.

He established his own production company CIRCO (Cine Industries Recording COmpany) in 1937. By 1943, he had made 12 films. He preferred not to direct his films, but appointed directors like Mohan Sinha for Laxmi-40, Anuradha-40 and Vanmala-41, Balwant Bhatt for Suhag-40 and Madhusudan-41, A R Kardar for Swami-41 and Nai Duniya-42 and Debki Bose for Apna Ghar-42.

He had the art of getting the most popular stars for his films like, Prithviraj kapoor, Chandramohan, Durga Khote,Mazhar khan, Bibbo,Surendra, Jairaj, Sitara, Jeevan, Yaqub, Shobhana Samarth, Prem Adeeb, Vishnupant Pagnis,Leela Desai, Pahadi Sanyal, Shanta Apte and many others. Even big directors like Debki Bose,Nitin Bose, Kardar,Mohan Sinha, Sarvottam Badami, Nandlal Jaswantlal,Profull Roy, Sudhir Sen, R S Chaudhary, Phani mujumdar, Balwant Bhatt etc. worked for him. From Prabhat he brought Shanta Apte for Rs.1000 pm, and also Chandramohan, Pagnis and Mazhar khan. His friend Chandulal Shah followed his way and brought K L Saigal from New Theatres !

C L Trivedi was an expert in gathering funds for his films. After CIRCO at Parel, he started Laxmi Productions at Andheri, in 1942. He made mera Gaon,Sharafat,Bhagya Laxmi,Kadambari,Tamanna,Inkaar,Mohabbat,Miss Devi etc. In 1951, it was Supreme Pictures, Trivedi Productions was in 1952, Kala Kendra in 1953 and with Chitra Bharati in 1954, he made 13 films upto 1961. Top Composers like Timir Baran,Ashok Ghosh,Rafiq Gaznavi,K C Dey,Saraswati Devi,Husnlal-Bhagatram and Naushad gave music to his films.

In the end, he turned to Stage and started Abhinay Bharati. He staged many dramas in Bombay and Gujarat. Chimanlal always went for big names. He had close relations with Nehru, Menon, Morarji Desai, and other National leaders. His wife Kantaben was a Leader herself. Chimanlal Trivedi died on 25-11-1973. His wife, 3 sons and a daughter settled in the USA.

It may be a coincidence, but Gujarati businessmen like Chimanlal Trivedi, Chimanlal Desai,Chimanlal Luhar, Chaturbhuj Doshi, Chimankant Desai, Chunibhai Desai and Chandulal Shah made sizable contribution to Hindi cinema in the first 20 years of the Talkie era. All names started with CH ( ? ) !

Today’s song is sung by Rajkumari dubey. With this song the film makes its Debut on this Blog.


Song- Ae maina madhubaina tu kehna sajan se (Maharani Minal Devi)(1946) Singer- Rajkumari Dubey, Lyricist- Not known, MD- Saraswati Devi

Lyrics

Ae maina
madhubaina
tu kehna sajan se
sapnon mein aaye na
Ae maina
madhubaina
tu kehna sajan se
sapnon mein aaye na
chupke chupke
nindiya churaaye na
chupke chupke
nindiya churaaye na
sapnon mein aaye na

raat ko jab main sudh budh khowoon
nindiya ka main jhoola jhooloon
chanda ki kirnon mein chhupke
muskaata wo aaye
chanda ki kirnon mein chhupke
muskaata wo aaye
dheere dheere man mein samaaye
soye peer jagaaye
main man ki
main man ki us ko poochhoon
wo bhed na kuchh batlaayen
wo bhed na kuchh batlaayen
main pallaa uska pakdoon
main pallaa uska pakdoon
wo apna aap chhudaaye
wo apna aap chhudaaye
isi raar mein sapna toote
aankh meri khul jaaye ae ae
aankh meri khul jaaye

aankh khule to yaad mein unki
gaaun geet piya ke
gaaun geet piya ke
taaron ki aankhon mein chhupke
phir wo kare ishaare
phir wo kare ishaare

sun ree pyaari koyal kaali
sun ree pyaari koyal kaali
jaa ke sajan ko keh de aali ee ee ee
keh de aali
bhola sa man mera
bhola hai man
bhola sa man mera
bhola hai man
kisi ko tarsaaye na
sapnon mein aaye na
kisi ko tarsaaye na
sapnon mein aaye na


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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

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Today’s song is from the film Maa Baap ki Laaj-1946. The film was made by Hind Pictures, owned by the Producer, Director and Actor- Nazir Ahmed Khan. The film was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt ( 12-1-1915 to 24-4-1999), who actually specialised in Mythologicals and Stunt films. Today’s film was just his 5th film as a Director, having started in 1942. He was friendly with Wadia Brothers and he directed some Nadia films for them.

The film’s story was written by Prabhulal Dwivedi. It revolved around 2 sisters of different natures like Modern and Traditional. In those days this was a popular theme. Nanabhai had started his career with Wadia’s film Muqabala-42 as director in the name of Batuk Bhatt. That film story was also about 2 twin sisters, having opposite views of life – Modern and Traditional. So Nanabhai had experience of handling such stories. In all such films-till today-it is always the Traditional life that wins, because that is what the audience wants.

1946 was an eventful year. The year 1946 was an year which saw many changes in the film industry. The IInd world war had just ended. Rationing and control on many items had created Black marketing. This made many people Millionaires. The extra income started getting invested in Film making. The increased cost of Raw Films made filmmaking 7 to 8 times costlier. A film which was made in about 1 Lakh rupees in 1940, needed 8 Lakhs now. Studio system was waning and artiste rates increased in Lakhs instead of thousands.

In 1945, only 74 films were made. This number increased to 153 films in 1946. Further, in 1947, the film industry produced a record number of films – 181, but of course that was due to Partition. The quality of films was sacrificed at the cost of the quantity of films made in 1946. However, some quality films were made in 1946, indicating the changing face of filmmaking.

Film Dharati ke Lal-46 was made by IPTA people and it became the first film to be exhibited in Russia. Neecha Nagar-46 won the Grand Prix award in French Film Festival. Film Dr. Kotnis ki amar kahani-46 was dubbed in English as ‘ The journey of Dr. Kotnis’. It was shown in the USA and then in the Venice Film Festival. Two musical films- Anmol Ghadi and Shahjahan were made in 1946.

Year 1946 also saw the Debut of several stars and artistes. In fact one can call 1946 as the ” Debut year” of the Hindi film industry. See this….

Nirupa Roy debuted in film Amar Raaj-46

Geeta Bali debuted with a dance in film Badnaami-46

Geeta Roy sang her first film song in film Bhakta Prahlad-46

Balraj Sahni debuted in film Insaaf-46. It was a small role,though.

K A Abbas-Director, Pt.Ravi Shankar-MD, Balraj Sahni as Hero and Damayanti Sahni as Heroine made their Debut in film Dharati Ke Lal-46

Meena kapoor sang her first Hindi film song in film Eight Days-46

Sudhir Phadke debuted as MD in film Gokul-46

P L Santoshi as Director, Dev Anand, Rehman, Rehana and Kamala Kotnis debuted as actors in film Hum Ek Hai-46

Chitragupta did his first film as MD in Lady Robin Hood-46

Ram Ganguly became MD with film Maharana Pratap-46

Abhi Bhattacharya debuted in film Milan-46

Chetan Anand as Director, Uma Anand and Kamini Kaushal as actresses debuted in film Neecha Nagar-46

Hansraj Behl debuted as MD with film Pujari-46

Madhubala(as Baby Mumtaz) sang her first song in film Pujari-46

Majrooh Sultanpuri wrote his first Hindi film song in film Shahjahan-46

S D Burman as MD and Kishore Kumar as an actor debuted with film Shikari-46

So, you will find the year 1946 was truly a year of change. The winds of Partition were already blowing and the second line of supplementary artistes was ready to replace the Migrators, after the Partition.

Film Maa Baap ki Laaj-46 had good music too. However, sensing that he may have to migrate to Pakistan, Nazir declined to spend much on the promotion and advertisement of the film. Even then the film was a hit and celebrated Silver jubilee. The MD was A.R.Qureshi. The cast of the film was Swarnalata, Nazir, Kusum Deshpande, Jayant, Majid, Gulab and others. The story of the film was….

A widow mother has 2 daughters-Bimla and Kamala. Elder one Bimla (Kusum) is in love with Sharat (Jayant) and both are modern minded. The younger Kamala (Swarnalata) is Traditional minded. Bimla’s marriage is fixed with Anup (Nazir), who is a traditional boy. Bimla, to avoid the marriage, runs away with Sharat. To save family’s ‘Izzat’, Kamala is married to Anup. His mother Gangubai (Gulab) is shrewd and troubles Kamala very much, but she bears everything to make all happy. Slowly Gangubai’s opinion changes. All are happy with her now.

Meanwhile Bimla and Sharat’s life is miserable as his job is gone and money is gone due to their extravagant habits and modern style of enjoying life. They realise their mistake. Anup gets a job for Sharat. In the end all’s well that ends well.

The film was released on 25-5-1946 at Kamal and Paramount Talkies, Bombay. The film’s lead pair Swarnalata and Nazir got married in 1947, before they migrated. Nazir’s Hind pictures Studio at Dadar was burnt in front of his eyes, during the partition riots. Nazir abandoned everything here and with empty hands went to Pakistan, where he started from scratch and became very successful.

The film cast consists of two unusual names-Kusum Deshpande and Majid. Let us know about them in short.

Kusum Deshpande was born on 20-11-1914 at Nagpur. She came to Bombay in 1930 and worked in Minerva as an apprentice, without pay. She worked in A.I.R. and some Marathi dramas and films. Her first Hindi film was Ghar ki Rani-40. She also did Charnon ki Dasi-41, Village Girl-45, Wamaq Azra-46 and Zamin Asmaan-46. In all she did 20 Hindi films. She married actor Vasant Thengadi on 30-11-1944.

After she stopped getting roles in Hindi films, she turned to Marathi films and had a long and fruitful career in it.

Majid’s name was Abdul Majid Syed. He was born at Farrukhabad in U.P. in 1915. His father was an Overseer. After matric in 1929, he started his business of Leather in Akola, Maharashtra. in 1935, actor, director and producer Nazeer of Hind pictures, introduced him to S.K.Daryani and he got a small role in Sher ka Panja-36 and Sangdil samaj-36. However, from film Bulldog-37, he got side roles and lead roles in films like Gentleman daku-37, insaaf-37, Rajkumari-38, Masterman-38, Zamana-38, Mud-40, Saubhagya-40, Swami-41, Swaminath-42, he also acted in more films like Najma-43, Babar-44 and Zeenat-45.

In all he did over 100 films till 1947. After Partition, he migrated to Pakistan with Nazeer and Swarnalata. In Pakistan he did just 7 films. He died on 24-9-1959.

Today’s song is sung by 2 female singers, but we do not know their names. The lyricist is also not known. With this song, the film Maa Baap ki Laaj-1946 makes its Debut on this Blog.

Editor’s note:-“Maa Baap Ki Laaj”(1946) becomes the 100th film of 1946 to be represented in the blog.


Song-Haaye mast jawaani aayi (Maa Baap Ki Laaj)(1946) Singers-Unknown female voice 1, unknown female voice 2, Lyrics-Unknown, MD-Allah Rakkha Qureshi

Lyrics

Haaye mast jawaani aayi
o mast
Haaye mast jawaani aayi
naachen gaayen
gaayen
preetam se ham preet rachaayen
pagli
pagli
pati preet pati ki sewa
pati preet
pati preet pati ki sewa
isi mein mit jaayen
pagli
pagli
pati sewa ki reet nibhaayen

pagli
pagli
hanste hain chaand sitaare
hanste hain
hanste hain chaand sitaare
ham bhi muskaayen
pagli
pagli
jeewan ko rangeen banaayen
pagli
pagli
hai jeewan udta panchhi
hai jeewan
hai jeewan udta panchhi
ispe na itraayen
pagli
pagli
udte panchhi haath mein aayen

pagli
pagli
jab kaliyaan len angdaayi
jab kaliyaan
jab kaliyaan len angdaayi
bhanwre lehraayen
pagli
pagli
kyun dekh dekh lalchaayen
pagli
pagli
ye duniya hai ik sapna
aa aa aa aa aa
ye duniya hai ik sapna
aa aa aa aa aa
ye duniya hai ik sapna
ise bisraayen
pagli
pagli
iske dhokhe mein na aayen


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

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4732 Post No. : 16452

After leaving Prabhat Film Company in May 1942, V. Shantaram had announced his new film, ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) under his own banner, Rajkamal Kala Mandir. He was looking for a reputed writer who could write screen-play and dialogues for the film. Baburao Patel, the editor of ‘Filmindia’ magazine who had business relations with Prabhat Film Company (through its printing press) and with V Shantaram, suggested the name of Dewan Sharar, author, playwright, poet and journalist of the international repute. In those days, Dewan Sharar used to publish his short stories every month in ‘Filmindia’ magazine after returning to India sometime in 1941 from London where he had been staying for many years.

Around the same time, D R D Productions of D R D Wadia had announced its maiden film, ‘Ishaara’ (1943) based on the Dewan Sharar’s famous novel, ‘The Gong of Siva’ (1935). With this film as well as ‘Shakuntala’ (1943), Dewan Sharar had shifted from Delhi to Mumbai and had made Cricket Club of India (CCI) as his temporary abode to write screen-play and dialogues for both these films. Since V Shantaram, after leaving Prabhat Films, did not have his own office, it was at CCI where he and Dewan Sharar met frequently to finalise the screen-play and dialogues for ‘Shakuntala’ (1943).

‘Ishaara’ (1943) was released in June 1943 and after couple of months, ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) was released. Both these films were box office success. Dewan Sharar had a long partnership with Rajkamal Kala Mandir as a story, screen-play, dialogue, song writer and sometime as an actor until ‘Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje’ (1955).

Shantaram was to direct ‘Omar Khayyam’ under the banner of Prabhat Films in 1941 and the screen-play of the film written by Baburao Patel was ready. However, at that time, Shantaram did not go ahead with the film as his relationship with other directors of Prabhat Films was strained. After leaving Prabhat Films and the successful run of his maiden film, ‘Shakuntala’ (1943), Shantaram toyed the idea of reviving ‘Omar Khayyam’. He entrusted Khwaja Ahmed Abbas to rewrite the screen-play of ‘Omar Khayyam’. However, due to the fear of copyright issue that may crop up with Prabhat Films, Shantaram once again abandoned the plan to direct ‘Omar Khayyam’. It is quite possible that during this period, Khwaja Ahmed Abbas might have brought to the notice of Shantaram his novella, ‘And One Did Not Come Back’ which was based on the life of Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis who spent 4 years in China during 1938-42 on a medical mission.

The story of Dr, Dwarkanath Kotnis impressed Shantaram so much that he not only decided to make a film as a biopic but also decided to act in the title role of Dr. Kotnis. The film took nearly 2 years to complete at a total cost of Rs.20 lakhs. The delay was mainly due to reshooting of some sequences which Shantaram was not happy when viewing the film at the editing table. For the sake of authenticity, Dr. B K Basu, one of the doctors who accompanied Dr. Kotnis to China and a Chinese lady was part of the production team to supervise during the shooting of the film [Source; from the advertisement which appeared in ‘Film Pictorial’, April 1946].

‘Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani’ (1946) was made in Hindi and English with the title ‘The Eternal Tale of Dr. Kotnis’. The film had V Shantaram in the title role of Dr. Kotnis and Jayshree as Chinese nurse, Ching Lan. Other actors in the film were Keshavrao Date, Pratima Devi, Ulhas, Janaki Das, Dewan Sharar, Salvi, Hudlikar, Baburao Pendharkar, Master Vinayak etc. The screen-play was jointly written by Khwaja Ahmed Abbas and V P Sathe, the writer and publicist. Dialogues and songs were written by Dewan Sharar. The film was released on March 16, 1946 at Swastik Theatre, Mumbai.

I am not sure whether the English version of film was released. But there is a mention in one of the issues of ‘Filmindia’ magazine of 1946 that Shantaram along with Jayshree and Dewan Sharar sailed to London in July 1946 on their way to New York taking with them the English version of ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) and ‘Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani’ (1946) for release in the USA.

‘Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani’ (1946) had 7 songs – all written by Dewan Sharar which were set to music by Vasant Desai. Three songs have been covered on the Blog. I am presenting the 4th song, ‘chit doley nit doley subah shaam prabhu ji’ a lullaby from the film sung by Jayshree on whom the song is picturised along with V Shantaram. Dewan Sharar makes a brief presence in the song picturisation. The child in the cradle is Rajshree, the reel and the real daughter of V Shantaram and Jayshree.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Chit doley nit doley (Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani)(1946) Singer-Jayshree, Lyrics-Dewan Sharar, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra):

chit doley
nit doley
chit doley
nit doley
subah shaam prabhu ji ee
chit doley
nit doley
chit doley
nit doley
subah shaam
ho shaam savera
subah shaam
ho shaam savera
mann preetam kaa ho dera
aa aa
mann preetam kaa ho dera
iss dere kar bhi le
iss dere kar bhi le
vishraam prabhu ji
chit doley
nit doley

neele parvat khet sunahre
neele parvat khet sunahre
neeli nadiyaan gahre gahre
neeli nadiyaan gahre gahre
chanda taare lete saare
chanda taare lete saare
ae ae
teraa naam prabhu ji ee
chit doley nit doley

pyaare nazaare
pyaare nazaare hain pyaare pyaare
pyaare nazaare
pyaare nazaare hain pyaare pyaare
aaankhon hi aankhon mein
ae ae ae ae
aankhon hi aankhon mein karte ishaare
nain tere
nain mere
nain tere
nain mere
ae ae ae
din rain prabhu ji
chit doley
nit doley
subah shaam prabhu ji
chit doley
nit doley


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, 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

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4729 Post No. : 16448 Movie Count :

4465

Not many films are made on Kashmir, though Kashmir featured in many films for filming songs etc. In the last 80 odd years, only 5 films have been made i.e. films having the name Kashmir in their titles. As such filmmakers were wary of making films on Kashmir. Being a controversial subject, they knew that the Government would surely ban the films, so as not to displease Pakistan. Thankfully, now the situation is different and films on subjects of national interest and glory are being made freely, without Government’s interference. This is true freedom for the Art. Many politically bold, revealing films, as well as films applauding our Army are being made.

The 5 films having Kashmir in their titles were- Kashmir ki Kali-1946, Kashmir hamara hai-1950, Kashmir-51, Kashmir ki kali-64 and Kashmir Hamara Hai-2001. I doubt if any of these films tackled the political aspect of Kashmir. Looks like our films had central themes of Love stories in the background of beautiful Kashmir. We all know about Shammi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagor’s film in 1964.

Today’s song is from the first film having Kashmir in the title, Kashmir ki kali-1946. An important matter connected with this film is that Geeta Roy (Dutt) sang 2 songs in it. One solo and one duet with someone called Devendra. Readers will recall that Geeta Roy made her singing Debut in film Bhakta Prahlad-1946, by singing in the chorus. So today’s song has the historical value of being her first ever solo playback song. In 1946, she sang in 12 films- an achievement for a singer in her first year of debut. This was an indication that not only the MDs, but also the public had liked her voice and style.

Film Kashmir ki kali-46 was directed by Jagannath Dhar- possibly his only film as a director. Lyrics of the 5 songs were by Matwala Panit and the music was by A. Karim. He was a multifaceted artiste. He acted in 3 films, directed 12 films, wrote 146 songs in 20 films and gave music to 5 films. The cast of this film was Master Vithal. Kavita Devi, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Omkar Devaskar, Kishen etc.etc. As we all know, Master Vithal was the Hero of the First Indian Talkie film ” Alam Ara”-1931, For him, this was his last film in Bombay.

A lot has been said about his inability to speak Urdu dialogues and there is a popular myth, that after ‘Aalam Ara’, he did not get any talkie film and he left the Bombay film industry for Kolhapur to continue his career in Marathi films. Nothing can be farther from truth, because not only Master Vithal was cast as a hero in another talkie film, by Imperial Film Company itself – ‘Anangsena’ (1931), but many other well known production houses like Wadia, Mohan, Pradeep, BK Dave, Ranjit etc. engaged him for talkie films. What’s more, he even sang 3 Hindi songs in the film Bhedi Rajkumar-1934.

However, Master Vithal who was not very comfortable with Urdu dialogues, was no more interested in doing Hindi films anymore, so he did films very selectively. He acted in 8 silent films till 1934 and 15 talkie Hindi films till 1946, in Bombay. He , however, acted in one more Hindi film ‘ Chhatrapati Shivaji”-1952, as it was made in Kolhapur only. His last film in Bombay was Kashmir ki Kali-1946. All this after ‘Aalam Ara’.

Master Vithal is in history books as the first hero of the first Indian talkie film and also has to his credit the introduction of a double role (by Shahu Modak) in a Bilingual film ‘Aawaara Shehzada’ (1933), which he directed (‘Autghatkecha Raja’ in Marathi). Master Vithal himself was the first to do a double role in the silent film,’Prisoner of Love’ (aka ‘Raj Tarang’, 1927), made by Sharada Films.

Master Vithal acted in a total of 92 films – Hindi, Marathi, talkie and silent. He also directed two talkie films – one each in Hindi and Marathi. In one of his interviews, he regretted his decision to shift to Kolhapur in 1946 permanently, as he felt this reduced his Hindi film participation. He had constructed a big chawl in Kolhapur and in his retirement years, he lived on its rental income. He died on 25-6- 1969.

BOMBAY- The Mayanagari, sometimes showed its Maya. It picked up unsuspecting souls and bestowed upon them the fame and a name as Leading actors, singers, Directors ,Lyricists or whatever in films. Thus, a scholarly young man, standing in a bus queue in Madras is picked up and made a Hero of more than 40 films as ” Ranjan”. It also made an onlooker of shooting from the crowds of a studio, the famous and rich Hero of more than 50 films as ” Motilal”. An ordinary Motor Mechanic becomes a well known film Director in various languages and is called ” Sarvottam Badami’. A poor motor mechanic working in a garage becomes an All India famous poet-Lyricist and Producer Director called ” Gulzar.” The same Maya made a casual singer in Hindu Colony,Dadar in Bombay a famous playback singer of repute, when her singing was heard by a passing Music Director Hanuman Prasad, just by chance. She was known later as ” Geeta Dutt”. There are many such examples.

There are many such numbers of ” Accidental Stars’, but the same Maya also scuttled the Golden chances of capable aspiring small timers to become big stars. At Least two glaring examples are known. One is very well known to many, but the other is hardly known to anyone. First case is, Mehboob Khan was almost selected as Hero of India’s First Talkie film ” Alam Ara”-31. Even suitable costumes for him were also made ready, but then Maya played the trick and his name was pushed back, in favour of the more famous Master Vithal, to cover up the possible risk of the failure of the First talkie, which was an experiment. Nevertheless Mehboob Khan became a significantly notable producer, director and studio owner of India.

The other case of how Maya scuttled the chances of fame, name and career of a small-time actor who was on the verge of becoming a big star, is not known to most people. Now, take a look at the cast of today’s film as mentioned in this post. Do you find a name Omkar Devaskar ? Well, this is his story….

Omkar Devaskar was born in 1911 in MP (Central provinces then). After his schooling, he ran away to Bombay to seek employment and got a job as an ‘ Assistant’ in the Imperial Film company. His job was to do any work given to him. The salary was Rs.20 pm. When he saw the film shootings, he had an urge to act in films. One day, he asked Ardeshir sheth about it and he started getting uncredited small roles in silent films.

The Imperial company decided to make a Talkie for the First time in India,mainly because of Dadasaheb Torne (Ramchandra Gopal Torne). It was he who prompted Irani to be the first in India to make a Talkie. Torne was his Manager for both Jyoti studio and Imperial Film Company. Torne was also an agent for Cinema Equipment imported from England and Germany. Torne imported Sound recording equipment and the company sent a German Engineer to explain and teach the technique to Indian technicians.

They first wanted to test the sound recording machine by recording and filming a song. Who would sing ? No one was ready to become the sacrificial goat. Irani saw Omkar and asked him to sing before the machine. A terrified Omkar lamely protested, but he had no choice. Ultimately he was ‘ made up’ and the recording and filming started. Omkar sang a Thumri, ‘ Pyare Rasia Bihari’. Everybody present, including Irani, were stunned with the sweet voice and the ease of his singing style. It came off extremely well. About 500 feet of film was shot flawlessly. Irani was so impressed that he toyed with the idea of giving Omkar the first song in the film Alam Ara. Maya swiftly went into action. Unfortunately the recording was not saved, otherwise it would have been the first film song to be filmed and Omkar the First ever singer actor to do so. But Alas ! This is called the stroke of misfortune ! Destiny had slated this honour for W.M.Khan.

Missing this chance, anyway, Omkar became an actor and singer. His first talkie film was Imperial’s ” Sati Anusuya “-33. He sang 3 songs in the film ” Noor E Iman “-33, besides acting in it. Omkar acted in about 30 films in all. His last film was, perhaps, Rangeeli-52. He sang 14 songs in 6 films. His last song came in the film Jagriti-49. Omkar was a regular actor in many Marathi films too. ( I have used information from Music beyond boundaries by Ashok Ranade and Marathi Cinema in Retrospect by Sanjit Narwekar, MuVyz, HFGK and my own notes, for this write up.)

Now let us listen to Geeta Roy’s first solo song from this film. With this song, the film Kashmir ki kali-1946 makes its Debut on our Blog.


Song-Ye kisne meri hasraton mein aag laga di (Kashmir Ki Kali)(1946) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Matwala Pandit, MD-A Karim

Lyrics

ye kisne meri ee ee
ee ee ee ee
ye kisne meri hasraton mein aag laga di
aag laga di
ke jisne meri ee
ke jisne meri zindagi dushwaar bana di
ye kisne meri ee
ye kisne meri hasraton mein aag laga di
aag laga di
ke jisne meri zindagi dushwaar bana di

ab tu hi bata aa aa
aa aa aa aa
ab tu hi bata
kisne shuru pyaar kiya thha
ab tu hi bata
kisne shuru pyaar kiya thha
kya maine kisi baat se inkaar kiya thha
kya maine kisi baat se inkaar kiya thha
phir kyun meri ee ee
ee ee ee ee ee ee
phir kyu meri tasveer kaleje se hata di
kaleje se hata di
ke jisne meri zindagi dushwaar bana di
ye kisne meri ee

gar tu na sahi
gar tu na sahi
lab pe tera naam rahega
tera naam rahega
tera hi tasawwur subah o shaam rahega
gar tu na sahi
gar tu na sahi
lab pe tera naam rahega
tera hi tasawwur subah o shaam rahega

ye toone mujhe ae ae
ae ae ae ae ae
ye toone mujhe pyaar ki kya achchi saza di
kya achchi saza di
ke jisne meri zindagi dushwaar bana di
ye kisne meri ee
ee ee ee ee ee
ye kisne meri hasraton mein aag laga di
aag laga di
ke jisne meri zindagi dushwaar bana di
ye kisne meri


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

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4727 Post No. : 16442 Movie Count :

4463

Wadia Movietone has been one of the well-known Hindi film production companies which was set up by Wadia Brothers – J B H Wadia and Homi Wadia in the late 1920s. Wadia Brothers’ partnership continued till 1942 when the brothers decided to split with Homi Wadia forming Basant Pictures while J B H Wadia continue to produce films under his own name.

Recently, I came to know that there was one more Wadia in Hindi film industry as a producer under his banner D R D Productions. I was aware of this banner but was not aware that it belonged to D R D Wadia, fondly called as ‘Daddy Wadia’ in the film circle. He was Bar-at-Law, an industrialist, an amateur photographer and the radio enthusiastic of international repute. I have seen some of the photographs taken by him in the 1940s including a few with Mahatma Gandhi on the Google Photos.

D R D Wadia set up his film production company, D R D Productions in 1942 almost at the same time when V Shantaram was setting up his Rajkamal Kala Mandir. Another coincidence was that D R D Productions maiden film, ‘Ishaara’ (1943) and Rajkamal Kala Mandir’s maiden film, ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) had the same writer – Dewan Sharar. While ‘Ishaara; (1943) was adapted from Dewan Sharar’s internationally well-known novel ‘The Gong of Shiva’ (1935), the screen-play and dialogues for ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) was written by Dewan Sharar.

After the box office success of ‘Ishaara’ (1943), D R D Productions produced ‘Aaina’ (1944), ‘Nek Parveen’ (1946) and ‘Pati Seva’ (1947) which seems to be the last film produced by the banner.

‘Nek Parveen’ (1946) was directed by S M Yusuf. The star cast included Ragini (Sr.) and Ulhas in the lead role with W MKhan, Yakub, Yashodhara Katju, Mirza Musharaf, Kumar, Nazir Kahsmiri, Shakir in the subsidiary roles. It was a Muslim social film, a love triangle. The story, screen-play, dialogues and songs were written by Waheed Qureshi.

Surprisingly, the film is available for viewing on one of the video sharing platforms on the internet. The lead actress, Ragini has been known for her tear-jerking performances just as Nimmi got branded as such in the 1950s. So, before watching the film ‘Nek Parveen’ (1946), I was sure that it would have a tear-jerking story. The film was released on June 14, 1946 in Mumbai’s Novelty theatre. The story of the film is as under:

Afzal (Ulhas), Shaukat (W M Khan) and his crony Nabbu (Yakub) are friends. They often meet to play cards and gamble in Shaukat’s gambling den. Both Afzal and Shaukat love Parveen (Ragini). Except for card gambling as his vice, Afzal is a good person while Shaukat has all the bad vices and is also the leader of the gang of gamblers and drunkards. The elders in Parveen’s family had already approved Afzal as a husband of Parveen.

Shaukat is not happy about Parveen getting married to Afzal. So, with the help of Nabbu, he devises a plan to make Afzal a vagabond person in the eyes of Parveen and her aunt. Both of them make him a habitual drunkard and a visitor to a courtesan. Afzal’s newly acquired vices are resented by Parveen’s aunt. After some initial hesitation, Parveen’s aunt, who has looked after her after the death of her father, agrees for the marriage of Parveen with Afzal. Their married life is smooth. But Shaukat is bent upon spoiling their married life.

With the help of Nabbu, Afzal is induced to gambling and drinking in Shaukat’s gambling den. In the process, Afzhal loses all his money. Even his palatial house is mortgage to Shaukat. In the gambling den, a heated argument between Shaukat and his friend, Munir results in the death of the latter. The murder is falsely pass on to Afzal who was found drunk near Munir’s dead body. When Afzal realises the seriousness of the situation, he runs away from the den before the police forces arrive. To wood wink the chasing police forces, Afzal boards a running train to Mumbai. In the train, he meets one businessman( Kumar) who offers him employment.

In the meanwhile, Parveen’s aunt dies leaving her alone with a kid to fend herself. The trusted servant, Thasin (Shakir) looks after Parveen and her child with his meagre savings. Afzal is untraceable to the police and after some time, he is presumed dead as a dead body was found under the same train in which he was travelling.

Shaukat is trying to win over Parveen and persuade he to marry him. But she is not interested in the marriage. Afzal with his new employer in Mumbai performs well and over a period of time, he becomes financially well off. Once he visits his house incognito and finds that Shaukat has kidnapped Parveen and the child. Afzal visits Shaukat’s den incognito where Shaukat is forcing Parveen to accept nikah with him. In this effort, Nabbu refuses to help Shaukat and in a fit of rage, Shaukat kills Nabbu. Some one from the den informs the police about the murder of Nabbu. Before, the police arrive, Shaukat is overpowered by Afzal and is handed over to the police. Afzal and Parveen are united.

‘Nek Parveen’ (1946) has 7 songs written by Waheed Qureshi which have been set to music by Feroz Nizami.

I am presenting the film’s first song ‘sun le meri iltija, sun le khuda meri dua’ to appear on the Blog which is sung by Zeenat Begum. The song is picturised on Ragini who has preferred Zeenat Begum’s voice in most of her films in which she had lead actress roles. Ulhas is also seen in the picturization of the song.

This is a ‘iltija’ (prayer) song which Ragini sings after her marriage with Ulhas for the well being of their married life. A feature of this song is that there is no interlude music. I like the song’s soft musical composition and Zeenat Begum’s rendition.

With this song, ‘Nek Parveen’ (1946) makes its debut on the Blog.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Sun le tu meri iltija (Nek Perveen)(1946) Singer-Zeenat Begam, Lyrics-Waheed Qureshi, MD-Feroz Nizami

Lyrics

sun le tu meri iltija
sun le khuda meri dua
sun le tu meri iltija
sun le khuda meri dua
lamba safar hai zindagi
ham do musaafir ajnabi
lamba safar hai zindagi
ham do musaafir ajnabi
bhool naa jaayen raasta
sun le khuda meri dua
sun le tu meri iltija
sun le khuda meri dua

ham ko tu kar de ek jaan
ghar ko bana de gulsitaan
ham ko tu kar de ek jaan
ghar ko bana de gulsitaan
tujhko nabi kaa waasta
tujhko nabi kaa waasta
sun le khuda meri dua
sun le tu meri iltija
sun le khuda meri dua

jhoole kushi ke jhoolen ham
paas naa aaye koi gham
jhoole khushi ke jhoolen ham
paas naa aaye koi gham
tu meharbaan rahe sada
sun le khuda meri dua
sun le tu meri iltija
sun le khuda meri dua


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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

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4718 Post No. : 16426

Today’s song is from the ‘1946’ movie ‘Sohni Mahiwal’. Regulars on the blog must have noticed my liking for ‘Zohrabai Ambalewali’ songs as I have shared her songs on the blog from time to time as and when I get an opportunity.
Though today’s song was initially noted by me almost seven years back, I am presenting it now with some more details about the total songs in this movie.

‘Sohni Mahiwal-1946’ was directed by Ishwar Lal and Ravindra Jaikar for ‘Jayant Desai Productions, Bombay’.

It was 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. They were 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: –

SNo 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
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 two songs of this movie have been posted on the blog in September’2014. So, almost seven years have been passed without a song of this movie getting posted on the blog.

Today we will listen to the third song from this movie. IT is sung by Zohrabai Ambalewali. Lyrics are by Swami Ramanand and music is composed by Lal Muhammad.

Let us now enjoy this lovely song …( only the audio of this song is available).

Audio

Song-Anaaron ke baagh mein chhup chhup ke aana (Sohni Mahiwal)(1946) Singer-Zohrabai Ambalewaali, Lyrics-Swami Ramanand, MD-Lal Muhammad
Chorus
Zohrabai Ambalewaali+ Chorus

Lyrics

Anaaron ke baagh mein ae
Anaaron ke baagh mein ae
Chhup chhup ke aanaa
Chhup chhup ke aanaa
O pardesi ee

O pardesi ee
Bhool na jaana
Anaaron ke baagh mein

Mere gulshan ke baanke anaar hain
Mere gulshan ke baanke anaar hain
Daali daali
Daali daali pe phoolon ke haar hain

Daali daali
Daali daali pe phoolon ke haar hain

Chheda koyal ne dilkash taraana
Chheda koyal ne dilkash taraana
O pardesi ee
O pardesi ee
Bhool na jaana
Anaaron ke baagh mein ae

O o o o
O o o o
o o
Bholi bholi si meri jawaani
Bholi bholi si meri jawaani
Mere panghat ka meethha hai paani
Mere panghat ka meethha hai paani
Mast aankhon se peena pilaana
Mast aankhon se peena pilaana
O pardesi ee

O pardesi ee
Bhool na jaana
Anaaron ke baagh mein

Mere seene ki dhadkan pukaare
Mere seene ki dhadkan pukaare
Aao aao
Aao aao ji dilbar pyaare
Aao aao
Aao aao ji dilbar pyaare
Mil ke gaayen mohabbat ka gaana
Mil ke gaayen mohabbat ka gaana
O pardesi

O pardesi ee
Bhool na jaana
Anaaron ke baagh mein


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

Blog Day :

4682 Post No. : 16363

I had almost forgotten about the existence of a film titled ‘Room No. 9’ (1946) until I came across a song from the film on one of the video sharing platforms a few days back. I checked on our Blog to know that two songs from the film was covered in the Blog as early as in March 2013 but surprisingly, the song which I had heard has not yet been covered in the Blog. I liked the song so much that I decided to share the song on the Blog with a small write-up.

‘Room No. 9’ (1946) was produced by S R Rajguru under the banner of Navyug Pictures and was directed by Vedi. The star cast included Shyam and Geeta Nizami in the lead role with K N Singh, Dar Kashmiri, Saroj Borkar, Randhir, Kesari etc in the subsidiary roles. At the outset, I did not have any idea as to which genre the film belonged. The film’s title gives an impression that it may be crime thriller. But an advertisement of the film which appeared on one of the 1946 issues of ‘Filmindia’ magazine indicates that film has the ‘most unusual romance’.

The film was released in Mumbai on June 15, 1946 and a review of the film was published in August 1946 issue of ‘Filmindia’ magazine. Based on the review, I am presenting below a summarized version of the story of the film:

Geeta (Geeta Nizami) is an heiress to a huge fortune left by her father. With this, Geeta’s life is at risk as her uncle is eyeing on her fortunes. For the attainment of his objective, he employs Pratap (K N Singh) a crook to do the needful.

For completing the formalities of handing over the fortunes to Geeta, Barrister Premchand (Raj Bishwas), the executor of the will, comes to the city and stays in a hotel where his son, Shyam (Shyam) escorts Geeta to the hotel room. However, Geeta suspects Shyam to be a crook without knowing that he is the son of Barrister Premchand. Instead, she relies on Pratap, the crook who kidnaps her. However, Shyam rescues her.

Thakur Ajit Singh (Randhir) who is a regular guest in the hotel gets attracted towards Geeta though he already has Rani (Saroj Borkar) as his mistress who is a disgraced wife of Barrister Premchand and the mother of Shyam. Neither Rani nor Shyam is aware that they are mother and son.

In Geeta’s room, Thakur Ajit Singh tries to molest her and, in this milieu, Thakur is shot dead. Thinking that Geeta must have shot him, Shyam takes the crime on himself and runs away from the police. However, he is arrested and put on trail for the murder of Thakur Ajit Singh. Based on the evidence given by Rani, Shyam is sentenced to death by hanging.

Barrister Premchand appeals to the high court for the review of the lower court’s verdict. In the court, he produces the childhood photograph of Shyam with his mother Rani. The mother in Rani makes her to confess that she had shot dead Thakur Ajit Singh in that fateful night. Shyam is acquitted and there is a happy end to the film.

The film had 8 songs, all written by Nakshab Jarchvi and set to music by Rashid Attre. As mentioned earlier, two songs have been covered in the Blog. I am presenting the 3rd song ‘tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe’ sung by Mohammed Rafi.

The song is written in a ghazal format and it is one among Rafi’s early dozen odd solo renditions. From his rendition, I can guess that Rafi has mastered the art of voice modulation for particular actors as early as 1946. The moment I heard the song, I got a feel that he was singing for Shyam.

Audio Clip:

Song-Tum is nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe(Room number 9)(1946) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Nakshab, MD-Rashid Atre

Lyrics

rahe to kaise rahe ae
dil pe ikhtiyaar mujhe ae ae ae ae
haan aan aan
rahe to kaise rahe ae ae
dil pe ikhtiyaar mujhe ae ae ae ae ae
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe

jo mujhse bachte thhe
pahlu mein aaye baithen hain
jo mujhse bachte thhe
bachte thhe
pahlu mein aaye baithen hain
bahut dinon se thha iss din ka intzaar mujhe
bahut dinon se thha iss din ka intzaar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe

hamesha aapne
hamesha aapne
haan aapne
gairon pe ki nigaah e karam
hamesha aapne
haan aapne gairon pe ki nigaah e karam
hamesha aapne rakha hai bekaraar mujhe
hamesha aapne rakha hai bekaraar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe

wohi to ho
jo meri ek bhi na sunte thhe
wohi to ho jo meri ek bhi na sunte thhe
wohi to ho jo meri ek bhi na sunte thhe
ab ikhtiyaar tumhen hai ke ikhtiyaar mujhe
ab ikhtiyaar tumhen hai ke ikhtiyaar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se dekho na baar baar mujhe
tum iss nigaah se
dekho na baar baar mujhe…e


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Blog Day :

4641 Post No. : 16303

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No.21
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This day ten years ago was 2 April 2011. That day, a saturday, saw as many as six songs (from six different movies) getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
3722 Bhagwaan mere gyaan ke deepak ko jalaa de Pujaari(1946) 4 songs covered out of 10 so far
3723 Sab kuchh lutaayaa hamne aakar teri gali mein Chunariyaa(1948) 7 songs covered out of 10 so far
3724 Dekho dekho jee piyaa milan ke din aaye Darogaji(1949) 11 songs covered out of 12 so far
3725 Pardesi se lag gayi preet re Jaan Pehchaan(1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
3726 Nainaa hain jaadoo bhare Bedard Zamaanaa Kyaa Jaane(1959) Movie YIPPEED by now
3727 Raat chup hai chaandni madhosh hai Ustaadon Ke Ustaad(1963) Movie YIPPEED by now

Six songs from six different movies in a day ! So that was a normal day for the blog. Right ! Not really. This day ten years ago was a special day not only for me but for many millions others. It was a day when India vs Sri Lanka world cup cricket final was being played at Mumbai. Exactly ten years have passed. But the memories of that day and also memories of the days preceding the final are still fresh in my mind.

The final post of the blog was posted at 12:31 PM and then I began to follow the final on TV, which was a day night match.

That tournament was emotionally quite a draining experience for me, and for millions of other cricket lovers as well.

The emotional toll on the Indian cricket lovers began not in 2011 but from the previous world cup of 2007. In that world cup, an overconfident and complacent Indian team lost to Bangladesh in their inaugural match. That loss saw them bow out of the world cup at the group stage itself. A most humiliating and inglorious world cup exit it was.

Heads rightly rolled after that.

A few months later, another world cup of a new kind called T20 world cup was organised. BCCI, smarting from the ODI world cup fiasco, did not want to participate, but ICC arm twisted them into participating in it. BCCI responded by sending a team shorn of stars. It was led by a freshly anointed captain in Dhoni. All big names (Tendulkar. Dravid, Ganguly, Kumble, Zaheer Khan) were missing from the team. Names like Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Joginder Sharma, R P Singh were included. This reluctantly sent team, against all odds, went on to lift the T20 world cup title ! And the erstwhile reluctant BCCI suddenly turned T20 enthusiast. They soon devised a T20 tournament called IPL and showed ECB how to market T20 and rake in unimaginable amount of money while at it.

Enthused by the success of India in 2007 T20 world cup, BCCI bid to host ODI world cup in India and neighbouring countries and succeeded in the bid. It was similar to BCCI bid in 1987, after their team’s unexpected win in the 1983 world cup.

2007 ODI World cup saw India (and also Pakistan) getting eliminated in the grouop stages itself. Indian elimination after just three matches meant that many Indian fans (who constitute the biggest cricket following group in the world) lost interest in the world cup after Indian elimination. Espn star sports, that had won the TV rights to telecast this world cup may have lost heavily due to this. So the format of 2011 was changed. Now there were two groups of 7 teams each. Top four finishers of each group qualified for the quarterfinals. This format (similar of the format of 1996 world cup) ensured that good teams would not get eliminated because of one bad day in the tournament. Each team would play six matches in group stage. A team could qualify even if they finished fourth in the group after losing two matches. So, teams like India and Pakistan would not get eliminated after one bad match. Similarly teams like Bangladesh and Ireland (that had one good day against India and Pakistan respectively), will not qualify after just one fluke win.

And that is exactly how it happened. India qualified by finishing second in the group whereas Pakistan qualified after topping their group. Bangladesh this time were soundly thrashed not only by India, but also by South Africa and West Indies. They did score one lucky win against England, but that solitary win failed to ensure their qualification.

Qualifying for the knockout was easy this time for India, but if they wanted to advance deep into the knockout stage then they needed to finish at the top. While India won against every other team, and they were very well placed against South Africa at 267/1, Indian batting collapsed inexplicably and they were bowled out for 296, losing 9 wickets for 29 runs and snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. This result made them finish second in the group. Reward- they were pitted against defending champions Australia in the quarterfinals, who were world champions for three world cups in a row. Fortunately, Indians showed nerves to steel and went on to defeat Australia in the semi final. Their “reward”- a semi final meeting against Pakistan- a team that had no weak link in bowling. In this semi final, Indian batting struggled throughout. Tendulkar top scored with 85 after half a dozen reprieves through dropped catches, DRS review overturned an onfield out decision etc. Thanks to some valuable runs by Raina towards the end, India reached 260, their lowest total in the tournament. In the prevous match, India had chased 260 against Australia, and thewre was no reason why Pakistan could not do the same. Thankfully, Pakistan kept losing wixckets at crucial moments, just when it looked that they had things in control, and India sneaked through by 29 runs.

Final was against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka were a side that had players eminently suited for this world cup conditions. They had some batsmen who could remorselessly pile on the runs and they had spinners who controlled the middle overs and choked runs. Sri Lanka had lost only one match, and that was against Pakistan, their nemesis team in world cups. Otherwise they were unbeaten. Their match against Australia was washed out. They defeated other opponents with ease. In the quarter final, they restricted England score and chased that with ease. They did the same against New Zealand in the semi final.

In the final, Sri Lanka won the toss and batted first. They piled on a big total of 274/6. Mahela Jaywardane, as was his wont, scored an unbeaten century.

When India began their chase, Sehwag was out for a second ball duck. India 0 for 1. Six overs later, Tendulkar too fell. India 31 for 2 and in deep trouble. Memories of world cup final 2003 chase began to haunt Indian fans, when India were 59 for three and were never in the game after that. With my experience, I had learnt the lesson that Tendulkar and Sehwag would perform in group matches, but not in the final. So both of them letting the side down in the big final was par for the course.

Fortunately, this team had Gautam Gambhir, who would perform in the final. He had performed in the World T20 Final in 2007 which India had won. Here too, he, in the company of rising star Virat Kohli began to repair the damage. The two took the score to 114, when Kohli fell. Target was 161 runs away, and India had to score at an asking rate of 5.7 for more than 28 overs. The Sri Lankan attack had not allowed any team other than Pakistan to score so many runs in this tournament. The next batsman scheduled to come in was Yuvraj. He had a great world cup with bat and ball, but he had fallen for a first ball duck in the semi final. And here, against Muralitharan, he would have been like a cat on the hot tin roof. As Kohli departed, fans were greeted by the sight of not Yuvraj, but Dhoni emerging out of the pavilion.

Gambhir and Dhoni saw off the threats of Muralitharan and co. The Sri Lankan modus operandi in this world cup was to harvest loads of wickets in the middle overs and cripple the opposition batting line up, which would then collapse to a total smaller than 230. Only Pakistan (batting first) had scored 277 against them. Sri Lanka had restricted England to 229 in the quarterfinal, New Zealand to 217 (in semi final) and 153 (in group match). Zimbabwe scored 188, Kenya 142, and Canada 122 against sri Lanka. So with the exception of Pakistan (batting first) no other team had succeeded in handling Sri Lankan bowling attack in the tournament.

Gambhir and Dhoni dented the Sri Lankan bowling attack. India were 223 when Gambhir had a momentary brain fade and he was out bowled for 97, when he was so close to a well deserved century. Only 41 runs were needed in 8.4 overs. Only seven more overs were needed to reach the winning total. Dhoni sealed the match with a well chronicled six.

That win now meant that India had won the ODI world cup in this century itself and we were no longer confined to reminisce and gloat about the title win in the past century. So someone like Ashish Nehra too joined the ranks of 1983 “pundit” like Madanlal as someone who is much in demand as TV cricket expert thanks to that world cup title victory in 1983. 🙂

Present generation cricket lovers can now honestly say that they were around when India won the ODI world cup. 🙂 People like us are of course luckier. We saw Indian world cup win in 1983 too. 🙂

On that day ten years ago, one song of “Pujaari”(1946) was covered in the blog. “Pujaari”(1946) was directed by Aspi for Ardeshir M Irani Productions, Bombay. The movie had Mumtaz Shanti, Masood, Bipin Gupta,Mustafa,P.D.Lal, Yashwant Dave, Anita Sharma, Tasneem, Baby Mumtaz Aka Madhubala etc in it. This movie had ten songs in it and four songs have been covered so far.

Today, exactly ten years later, here is another song from “Pujaari”(1946) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Feroz Dastoor. ali Sahab is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

This post appears late at night. At this time ten years ago, entire India had burst into wild celebrations just as Dhoni hit the winning six and then the team as performing a victory lap around the Wankhede stadium.

Audio link:

Song-Piyaa milan ko chali kaamini karke haar singaar (Pujaari)(1946) Singer-Feroz Dastoor, Lyrics-Wali Sahab, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

piyaa milan ko o o o
piyaa milan ko
chaley kaamini
karke haar singaa..aa..aaar
karke haar singaar
naainan mein raadhaa ki moorat
naainan mein raadhaa ki moorat
man mein Krishna muraar..aa…aaar
mann mein Krishna muraar
haan aan aan haaan aaan
piyaa milan ko chaley kaamini
karke haar singaaa..aar
karke haar singaar

taaron ki chhaiyyaan mein uthhkar
chupke chupke mandar jaanaa
pawan chaley ae ae ae ae ae ae ae ae
pawan chaley to dar kar ruknaa..aaa
pawan chaley to dar kar ruknaa
ruk kar
apnaa
haath ??aanaa
ruk kar
apnaa
haath ??aanaa
chhip chhip karnaa pyaa…aaar
chhip chhip karnaa pyaar aa..aaa…aan..aa
piyaa milan ko chaley kaamini
karke haar singaa..aar
karke haar singaar

honthon pe geethon ka raainaa
naainan se gangajal behnaa
mann hi mann mein ae ae
mann hi mann mein
mann behlaakar
mann behlaakar
mukh par
pee kaa
naam naa laakar
mukh par pee ka naam naa laakar
degi tann mann waa..aaar
degi tann mann wa..aa..aaar
aaa..aaa..aaa…aaa
piyaa milan ko
aa..aaan..aaan…aaan
piyaa milan ko chaley kaamini
karke haar singaa..aaar
karke haar singaar


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