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This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Blog Day : 3632 Post No. : 14460

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 18
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‘द’ – दिल्ली वाले साब गजब कर डाला रे ॰ ॰ ॰

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खुदा भी आसमान से जब ज़मीं पर देखता होगा॰ ॰ ॰

तेरी आवाज़ को किसने बनाया, सोचता होगा॰ ॰ ॰

The voice, that defined a new benchmark for divinity; no wonder if God Himself would be wondering, how such a human voice got created. . .

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Presenting the next song in this series.

This one turns out to be a fun exchange between a lady and a gentleman, who most likely are a husband-wife pair. From the lyrics, one can surmise that the gentleman works with the police force and has recently been promoted to be a ‘thaanedar’, or in other words – the inspector who heads a police station. In today’s parlance, this would be equivalent of an SHO – Station House Officer.

So the lady is expressing wonder at the action of some higher up officer – ‘Dilli Waale Saahb’ to make her husband an inspector. She seems not being able to believe it – ‘gajab kar daala re’. And then the rest of the song follows, with some fun lyrics as the two exchange some humorous comments. Listen to the lyrics, and the enjoy the fun.

The song is from the film ‘Bhikhaari’ from 1949. Now a very interesting thing noted in Geet Kosh. This film seems to be the same as the 1948 film ‘Satyanarayan’. As we review the information about these two films, all the demographics, as in production banner, director, music director, lyricists and actors, all are exactly the same. And further, the list of songs is almost identical. The nine songs are listed with exactly the same mukhda. The film ‘Satyanarayan’ has one extra item, as in instrumental music recording. Interesting thing is that the serial nos. of the gramophone records are different. This indicates that the songs were released twice on two different sets of gramophone records, under the respective names of two films.

The film is produced under the banner of Bhagwan Pictures, Bombay. Two names are listed as directors – Kumar Sahu and R Vishnuram. The nine songs are penned by four lyricists – Pt Indra, Madhukar (a name that is likely the same as Madhukar Rajasthani), Sewak and Surjeet (again, a name that is likely the same as Surjeet Sethi). Music is composed by Hansraj Behl. List of actors includes Ranjeet Kumari, Roop Kumari, Jawahar Kaul, Balakram, Sewak, B Gill, SP Mahindra, Chanchal Kumari, Leela Gupte, and Laxmi Chand.

The singing voices are of Mohammed Rafi Sb and Binapani Mukherji. Enjoy this fun song – another addition to the list of memorable duets of Rafi Sb.

 

Song – Dilli Waale Saahb Ghajab Kar Daala Re  (Bhikhaari) (1949) Singer – Binapani Mukherji, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Pt Indra, MD – Hansraj Behl

Lyrics

dilli waale saa..aab
dilli waale saab
gajab kar daala re
dilli waale saab
dilli waale saab
meri chhoti si pistol
gajab kar daala kya
chhoti si pistol
chhoti si pistol
mere piya ko thaanedar bana diya matwaala
dilli waale
mere piya ko
thaanedar bana diya matwaala
dilli waale
oy dilli waale saab
gajab kar daala re
dilli waale saab

sun sun baat gawaar naar
tu thi gwaale ki chhori
sun sun baat gawaar naar
tu thi gwaale ki chhori
maine hi bana diya tujhko
thaanedar ki gori
maine hi bana diya tujhko
thaanedar ki gori
kaam karey na. . .
balam keesi ka howe thaanedar
ho oo thaanedar
ho oo thaanedar
kaam karey na. . .
balam keesi ka howe thaanedar
aath pehar jo sajag bharey
aur raakhe haath kataar
aath pehar jo sajag bharey
aur raakhe haath kataar
kab piye wo jal ka pyaala
julm kar daala
sitam kar daala hoye
dilli waale
oy dilli waale saab
gajab kar daala re
dilli waale saab
dilli waale saab

thaanedar ki biwi hona badey bhaag ki baat
thaanedar ki biwi hona badey bhaag ki baat
sau sau karey salaam padosan
tujhko din aur raat
sau sau karey salaam padosan
tujhko din aur raat
ye saawan ka. . .
ye saawan ka mast mahina
ye rim jhim barsaat
ho oo barsaat
ho oo barsaat
ye saawan ka mast mahina
ye rim jhim barsaat
kisey chaahiye paas padosan
jab ho baalam saath
kisey chaahiye paas padosan
jab ho baalam saath
jab pyaar ne hosh sambhaala
julm kar daala
sitam kar daala hoye
dilli waale
oy dilli waale saab
gajab kar daala re
dilli waale saab
dilli waale saab

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल्ली वाले सा॰॰आब
दिल्ली वाले साब
गजब कर डाला रे
दिल्ली वाले साब
दिल्ली वाले साब
मेरी छोटी सी पिस्तौल
गजब कर डाला क्या
छोटी सी पिस्तौल
छोटी सी पिस्तौल
मेरे पिया को थानेदार बना दिया मतवाला
दिल्ली वाले
मेरे पिया को
थानेदार बना दिया मतवाला
दिल्ली वाले
ओय दिल्ली वाले साब
गजब कर डाला रे
दिल्ली वाले साब

सुन सुन बात गवार नार
तू थी ग्वाले की छोरी
सुन सुन बात गवार नार
तू थी ग्वाले की छोरी
मैंने ही बना दिया तुझको
थानेदार की गोरी
मैंने ही बना दिया तुझको
थानेदार की गोरी
काम करे ना॰॰॰
बलम कीसी का होवे थानेदार
हो ओ थानेदार
हो ओ थानेदार
काम करे ना॰॰॰
बलम कीसी का होवे थानेदार
आठ पहर जो सजग भरे
और राखे हाथ कटार
आठ पहर जो सजग भरे
और राखे हाथ कटार
कब पिये वो जल का प्याला
जुल्म कर डाला
सितम कर डाला होए
दिल्ली वाले
ओय दिल्ली वाले साब
गजब कर डाला रे
दिल्ली वाले साब
दिल्ली वाले साब

थानेदार की बीवी होना बड़े भाग की बात
थानेदार की बीवी होना बड़े भाग की बात
सौ सौ करे सलाम पड़ोसन
तुझको दिन और रात
सौ सौ करे सलाम पड़ोसन
तुझको दिन और रात
ये सावन का मस्त महिना
ये रिम झिम बरसात
हो ओ बरसात
हो ओ बरसात
ये सावन का मस्त महिना
ये रिम झिम बरसात
किसे चाहिये पास पड़ोसन
जब हो बालम साथ
किसे चाहिये पास पड़ोसन
जब हो बालम साथ
जब प्यार ने होश संभाला
जुल्म कर डाला
सितम कर डाला होए
दिल्ली वाले
ओय दिल्ली वाले साब
गजब कर डाला रे
दिल्ली वाले साब
दिल्ली वाले साब

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Blog Day : 3628 Post No. : 14451

“Baanoo”(1949) was directed by C M Amla for Marina Pictures, Bombay. This obscure “social” movie had Maya devi, Amar, Sheriff, Leela Kumari, Basu, Vaskar, Gulzar, Gulzar (junior), Anil, Suren Kumar, Mirza Sheriff, Agha, Shanti Madhok etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Baanoo”(1949) to appear in the blog. Singers of this movie are not mentioned in HFGK. But listening to this song leaves no doubt in mind that this song is sung by Rafi.

There were two lyricists in the movie viz Kamil Rashid and Nizami but distribution of songs among the two is not known.

Music is composed by Pram Prasad, aka Ram Prasah Sharma, who was the father of music directors Pyarelal and Ganesh.

I may have erred at a few places in noting down the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Lo rukh badal raha hai..purdard ye nazaara (Baanoo)(1949) Singer-Rafi, MD-Ram Prasad

Lyrics

lo rukh badal raha hai ae
phir zindagi ka dhaara
lo kar chali hai bewa aa
allaah ka sahaara
purdard ye nazaara

ae do jahaan ke waali ee
de de zara sahaara
haule haule jhuk jhuk
tere saamne pukaara
dikhla de ab kinaara aa aa aa
purdard ye nazaara

barbaad raaste par r
phir zindagi gawaah hain
hansti hai naamuraadi,
ghar hai na aasra hai
gardish mein hai sitaara
purdard ye nazaara

manzil hain door phir bhi ee ee
ummeed chal rahi hai
majboor hai jawaani ee ee
kaanton mein pal rahi hai
aahon pe hai guzaara
purdard ye nazaara

kya dekhti hain aankhen aen
ghar hai na ab wo dar hai ae
khela jahaan ladakpan
ab wo jagah khandhar hai
dekhe koi khudaara aa aa aa aa
purdard ye nazaara

kab tak yoon hi phiregi ee
taqdeer ki sataayi
bewa ki kul kamaayi ee
le de ke ek bhaai
dil ka wahi sahaara aa aa aa
purdard ye nazaara


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Blog Day : 3620 Post No. : 14426

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

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

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

Here is the fifth song from “Nisbat”(1949) to appear in the blog. According to HFGK, this song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Govindram.

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

The voice of the singer sounds different from Shamshad Begam to me. I request our knowledgeable readers to offer their remarks on this observation.


Khaate hain thokaren kismat ke maare haaye(Nisbat)(1949) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

khaate hain thokaren
haaye
khaate hain thokaren
kismat ke maare haaye
khaate hain thokaren
kismat ke maare haaye
kaise katenge
kaise katenge
ab din hamaare
khaate hain thokaren

khwaab sa kuchh aankhon mein basaaye
khwaab sa kuchh aankhon mein basaaye
baithhe hain ham seene se lagaaye
baithhe hain ham seene se lagaaye
jhoothhi ummeeden haaye jhoothhe sahaare
jhoothhi ummeeden haaye jhoothhe sahaare
kaise katenge haaye
ab din hamaare

gham ka falak hai
dukh ki zameen hai
gham ka falak hai
dukh ki zameen hai
apna paraaya koi nahin hai
badlin hawaayen haaye
roothhe nazaare
badlin hawaayen haaye
roothhe nazaare
kaise katenge haaye
ab din hamaare

khaate hain thokaren
kismat ke maare haaye
khaate hain thokaren
kismat ke maare haaye
kaise katenge
kaise katenge
ab din hamaare
khaate hain thokaren


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Blog Day : 3571 Post No. : 14311

“Kaneez”(1949) was directed by Krishn Kumar for Caravan Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Shyam, Munawwar Sultana, Urmila, Kuldeep, Cuckoo, Tiwari, Ramesh Sinha, Shyama etc in it.

There were twelve songs in the movie. Ten of these songs have been discussed in the past.

According to HFGK, the movie had two music directors viz Ghulam Haider and Hansraj Bahl. Hansraj Bahl is credited with two songs and Ghulam Haider with seven songs. Credits are not given for the remaining three songs.

Here is the eleventh song from “Kaneez”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Shamshad Begam. Lyricist as well as the music director of this song is not known. Uploader of this song (our own Mr Sadanand Kamath) feels that Ghulam Haider is the composer of this song and that thiis song may have been picturised on Cuckoo. I find myself agreeing with these guesses. So I have considered Ghulam Haider as the music director of this song.


Some-Lo jaam mohabbat ka pi lo (Kaneez)(1949) Singer-Shamshad Begam, MD-Ghulam Haider

Lyrics

lo jaam mohabbat ka pee lo
lo jaam mohabbat ka pee lo
more rasiya
ho more rasiya
more rasiya
ho more rasiya
lo jaam mohabbat ka pee lo
lo jaam mohabbat ka pee lo

dekho jee wo dekho baadal aaye
dekho jee wo dekho baadal aaye
masti ke paimaane bhar bhar laaye
masti ke paimaane bhar bhar laaye
o o o
jhoom uthhi hai
jhoom uthhi bharpoor jawaani
haay jiya jaaye
o o o o
jhoom uthi bharpoor jawaani
haay jiya jaaye
do ghoont jawaani ke pee lo
o dghoont jawaani ke pee lo
lo jaam mohabbat ka pee lo
lo jaam mohabbat ka pee lo

o o o o
sheeshe ki chilman mein mast jawaani
sheeshe ki chilman mein mast jawaani
jisko pee kar duniya ho deewaani
jisko pee kar duniya ho deewaani
o o o o
aag bhari hai
aag bhari hai boond boond mein
kaun kahe ye paani
o o o o
aag bhari hai boond boond mein
kaun kahe ye paani
lo haath badhaa kar tum bhi lo
lo haath badhaa kar tum bhi lo
lo jaam mohabbat ka pee lo
lo jaam mohabbat ka pee lo

jeene ke ye din hain baalam thhode
jeene ke ye din hain baalam thhode
aao khenchen nain gulaabi dore
aao khenchen nain gulaabi dore
o o o o
aur na ab tadpaao dil ko
chhaale ban gaye phode
o o o o
aur na ab tadpaao dil ko
chhaale ban gaye phode
mere dil ke zakhmon ko see lo
mere dil ke zakhmon ko see lo
lo jaam mohabbat ka pee lo
lo jaam mohabbat ka pee lo


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Blog Day : 3523 Post No. : 14149

“Jigar”(1949) was directed by Bhagwan for Chandni Chitra Production. The movie had Bhagwan, Leela Gupte, Vasantrao, Baburao etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Jigar”(1949) to appear in the blog. This romantic expression of love “panghat” song is sung by Rajkumari, C Ramchandra and chorus. Ehsan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only the audio of this song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song. My guess is that this song is picturised on Bhagwan and Leela Gupte. My guess could be wrong, seeing that I had made the same guess of actors for a C Ramchandra- Lata duet from this movie in the past as well. 🙂


Song-Mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage (Jigar)(1949) Singers-Rajkumari, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-Ehsan Rizvi, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage

raste mein sainyyaa ka ghar laage
raste mein sainyya ka ghar laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage

sainyya to ghar chhod aaye hain tere dwaare
phirte hain tere peechhey kheton mein maare maare
kyun tujhko sainyya se darr laage
ho
kyun tujhko sainyya se darr laage

mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage

maare maare phiroge tum
haath nahin aaungi
main haath nahin aaungi
maare maare phiroge tum
haath nahin aaungi
main haath nahin aaungi
gora mukh dikha ke main
aur bhi tarsaaungi
gora mukh dikha ke main
aur bhi tarsaaungi
dekho na
tumhri najar laage
ho
dekho na
tumhri najar laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage

aurat ke aage hathh na chalegi
aurat ke aage hathh na chalegi
apna apna kaam dekho
daal na galegi
apna apna kaam dekho
daal na galegi
ab chaahe saari umar laage
ho
ab chaahe saari umar laage

mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage
mohe panghat pe jaate darr laage
ho darr laage


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Blog Day : 3508 Post No. : 14096

Today, 24th February is the birth anniversary of Talat Mehmood (born 1924).

There are approximately 650 film songs identified, as being sung by him. It is a known fact that during the decade of 1950s, Talat Sb spent more of his energies in trying to establish himself as an actor-singer. He had the presence and the looks of a leading hero, plus a voice that at one time had stolen the hearts of film goers and listeners. But the on-screen combination somehow did never strike a rapport with the audience, getting only a lukewarm reception at the box office. Rising from the mid 1940s along with the other mainstream singers, he allowed his ratings as a playback singer to falter, in his effort to be a singing start. Now, it is just a matter of speculation how the history of Hindi films and Hindi film music could have been different, had some different choices had been made by Talat Sb.

In this context, it is very interesting to note that the decade of 1950 evolved in the manner it did – given that some leading singers made some different choices. The other names that come to mind are Mukesh, and Kishore Kumar. Mukesh also focused his energies on becoming an actor, for a good part of the early half of 1950s. Similarly, Kishore Kumar did not focus on being a dedicated playback singer – he also first went the actor route to establish himself in the industry. It is recognized that he was successful to a great extent to establish himself as an actor of some merit and popular following, with a continuous string of films that mattered. But even for him, his career as an actor eclipsed by mid 1960s, and his decision to come into his own as a playback singer in late 1960s, did wonders of a different type in his career. And so the debate about ‘What if. . .’ applied to these three singers is interesting, but of course a moot exercise. The history of Hindi film music is what it is. The choices had been made.

Today’s song has been sent in by Avinash ji. The film is ‘Samaapti’ from 1949. The film is produced at the Calcutta center, under the banner of Uma Productions, and is directed by Amar Mullick. The star cast of the film is briefly listed in the Geet Kosh as Talat Mehmood, Bharti Devi, Heeralal and Sunder. Given that Talat Mehmood is starring in this film, this song most likely is picturized on himself.

The film has 8 songs listed. Music direction is by Timir Baran. The lyricist name is listed for six of the songs – Pandit Bhushan. Two of these songs, including this one, are solo renderings by Talat Sb, two are solo songs by Suprabha Sarkar, and two are duets of Talat and Suprabha Sarkar. Information about the lyricists and singers of the remaining two songs is not available.

A light hearted song of happiness, that tells about the heart singing like a bird – rendered so effortlessly by Talat Sb. Listen and enjoy.

 


Song – Mann Ki Maina Bol Rahi Hai (Samaapti) (1949) Singer – Talat Mehmood, Lyrics – Pandit Bhushan, MD – Timir Baran

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

mann ki maina bol rahi hai
boley mann ki maina
mann ki maina bol rahi hai
boley mann ki maina
uski boli har leti hai
mere mann ka chaina aa
mere mann ka chaina aa aa
bol rahi hai
boley mann ki maina
mann ki maina bol rahi hai
boley mann ki maina aa

desh mein wo jaane ko kehti
jahaan prem ki ganga behti..ee
kaanon mein aa kar ras gholen
kaanon mein aa kar ras gholen
kisi ke meethe baina
bol rahi hai
boley mann ki maina
mann ki maina bol rahi hai
boley mann ki maina

wahaan ek bholi..ee matwaali..ee
sundar nain nachaaye
wahaan ek bholi..ee matwaali..ee
sundar nain nachaaye
koyal ki si pal pal kooke
hans hans phool khilaaye
koyal ki si pal pal kooke
hans hans phool khilaaye
use dekhne ko..o
ab mere
tadap rahe hai naina
bol rahi hai
boley mann ki maina
mann ki maina bol rahi hai
boley mann ki maina

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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मन कि मैना बोल रही है
बोले मन कि मैना
मन कि मैना बोल रही है
बोले मन कि मैना
उसकी बोली हर लेती है
मेरे मन का चैना॰॰आ
मेरे मन का चैना॰॰आ
बोल रही है
बोले मन कि मैना
मन कि मैना बोल रही है
बोले मन कि मैना आ

देश में वो जाने को कहती
जहां प्रेम कि गंगा बहती॰॰ई
कानों में आकर रस घोलें
कानों में आकर रस घोलें
किसीके मीठे बैना
बोल रही है
बोले मन कि मैना
मन कि मैना बोल रही है
बोले मन कि मैना

वहाँ एक भोली॰॰ई मतवाली॰॰ई
सुन्दर नैन नचाये
वहाँ एक भोली॰॰ई मतवाली॰॰ई
सुन्दर नैन नचाये
कोयल कि सी पल पल कूके
हंस हंस फूल खिलाये
कोयल कि सी पल पल कूके
हंस हंस फूल खिलाये
उसे देखने को॰॰ओ
अब मेरे
तड़प रहे है नैना
बोल रही है
बोले मन कि मैना
मन कि मैना बोल रही है
बोले मन कि मैना


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

This is 1000 post on the blog with Hindi lyrics by Sudhir.

Blog Day : 3495 Post No. : 14045

The beautiful ‘अलंकृत’ verses like

गुन गुन गुन गुंजन धुन गूँजे भंवरन की. . .
and
बहे गंध अंध मधु मंद पवन उपवन की. . .

can only come from the thoughts of a poet whose insight into the human emotions and feelings is as deep, as his breadth of the knowledge of vocabulary and the grammar of the language, and then, plus his creativity to weave together the emotions and the words, in a manner that will make the mind pause and think. . . wow.

Remembering Pt Narendra Sharma, poet extraordinaire, on the anniversary of his passing away today (11th February).

The mention of his name, brings to mind first and foremost, that near divine creation of sheer poetry which, combined with the music of Sudhir Phadke, is considered by many as probably the best Hindi film song that best represents the cultural milieu of this sub-continent. Yes, I refer to “Jyoti Kalash Chhalke. . .” – a benchmark creation that has never been bettered. (Film ‘Bhabhi Ki Choodiyaa’, 1961).

And the mind then wanders more to gather such priceless gems as “Kahaan Ud Chalen Hain, Mann Praan Mere” (also from ‘Bhabhi Ki Choodiyaan’), “Saanjh Ki Bela, Panchhi Akela” (from ‘Jwaar Bhaata’, 1944), “Mann Mor Hua Matwaala. . .” and “Naina Deewaane. . .” (both from ‘Afsar’, 1950), “Charan Tumhaare Phool Hamaare” (from ‘Narsinh Avtaar’, 1949),”Wo Chaand Nahin Dil Hai Kisi Deewaane Kaa” and “Hain Kahin Par Shaadmaani Aur Kahin Nashaadiaan” (from ‘Aandhiyaan’, 1952), and on to the likes of “Satyam Shivam Sundaram” (from ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’, 1978) and “Bhanwre Ne Khilaaya Phool. . .” (from ‘Prem Rog’, 1982). And yes, the theme song of the mega serial ‘Mahabharat’ from 1980s – “Ath Shri Mahabharat Katha. . .”.

Pandit Narendra Sharma was born on 28th February, 1913 in the village Jahaangirpuri, in Bulandshehar district in United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh). He lost his father when he was very young. A true product of a cultured Brahmin family, young Narendra was hardworking, and very serious about his studies. It mattered to him, such that he worked part time during his senior school and college years, to pay for his own education. He passed his high school in first division from Khurja, and did his BA and MA in Hindi from Allahabad University. His budding poetic creativity took strong roots during his college years. His voice was sweet and tempered, and he became a popular and regular invitee at Kavi Sammelans. He also came in touch with other senior contemporaries like Sumitra Nandan Pant and Bhagvati Charan Verma, and his creative endowment blossomed even further.

The years of freedom struggle were ongoing. After his MA, he co-edited a paper with Sumitra Nandan Pant, worked as a scribe and translator for the Congress party at their Swaraj Bhawan office in Allahabad, and continuously published his works in magazines like ‘Madhuri’, ‘Chaand’ and ‘Saraswati’. During the 1942 Quit India movement, he was arrested and spent many months in Deoli jail.

1942-43 was also the time when there was an upheaval in the film industry. Himanshu Rai, the founder of Bomaby Talkies, has passed away in 1940. Devika Rani, his wife, had assumed charge of the studio, but soon, the differences with other stakeholders resulted in two camps within the company to start with, and then a final parting of ways in 1943. ‘Kismet’ – one of the most successful films in the history of Indian cinema, had just been released. Shashadhar Mukherjee decided to opt out of the company. He founded Filmistan Studios, and took away a major part of the talent team at Bombay Talkies. Devika Rani was struggling to keep the company afloat.

One of the creative assets that walked over to the new company with S Mukheree was Kavi Pradeep. Suddenly, Bombay Talkies was without their star poet and songwriter. Devika Rani was looking for an equal or better talent to take over the responsibility of song writing for the studio. The request for a poet’s position also came to Bhagwati Charan Verma.

February seems to be an eventful month for Pt Narendra Sharma. He was born and he passed away in this month. And yes, it was early February that Bhagwati Charan Verma came to visit him at his home in Allahabad. The offer was made, and initially declined. Narendra, then thirty years old, was just fresh out of his imprisonment (on account of participation in Quit India movement). He otherwise had his editing and writing work well settled in the city. He cited unfamiliarity with the film industry, and had neither the experience or the intention of writing songs for films. But as the conversation between the two progressed, it was Verma who eventually was able to prevail upon Narendra to come to Bombay.

On the train journey to Bombay, Narendra tried his hand at composing a ‘film-song’ type poem. He wrote “Ae Vaad e Sabaa Ithlaati Na Aa, Mera Gumcha e Dil To Sookh Gaya”. Ah yes, the curriculum in school and college included Urdu as the second language, and the scholar cum poet was also very familiar with the adab and the intricacies of this language.

On reaching Bombay, an immediate meeting was arranged with Devika Rani. On 17th February, he signed a four year contract with the company, as the resident poet cum lyricist. The film ‘Hamaari Baat’ (1943) was on the studio floors, and Narendra shared the piece he had written in the train. Anil Biswas, the resident music director, liked it so much that he immediately agreed to take it on as one of the songs in the film.
[Ed Note: The GK listing shows this song as written by Wali Sahab. The reference details mentioned above are from the chapter on Pt Narendra Sharma from the book “Hindi Filmon Ke Geetkaar’, authored by Sh. Anil Bhargav of Jaipur.]

Narendra wrote many more songs for this film, to be sung by Suraiya, Parul Ghosh and others, including the song “Baadal Dal Sa Nikal Chala Hai” sung by the music director Anil Biswas himself. Continuing at Bombay Talkies till 1947, he wrote the songs for ‘Chaar Aankhen’ (1944), ‘Jwaar Bhaata’ (1944), and ‘Pratima’ (1945). Interesting to note that he has not written any song for the Bombay Talkies film ‘Milan’ in 1946.

In 1947, once he was free from the company contract, he continued his work as a creative writer, and independently writing songs for films. His very first outing outside of Bombay Talkies is with V Shantaram’s Rajkamal Kala Mandir, for the film ‘Matwaala Shair Ramjoshi’ (1947). The list of songs he wrote for this film are impressive pieces of creative poetry,

  • Sundari Naar Sukumaar Khol Dil Dwaar…
  • Thaath Baat Se Math Mein Baitha…
  • Hey Ruk Kahaan Chali O Chandravadan…
  • Yamuna Tat Par Khelen Hori..
  • Son Bhanwar Ud Jaayega…
  • Dhoop Chhaon Ke Khel-Khel Mein…
  • Maal Gale Mein Daali Hai…

In 1953, he joined Aakaashvaani at Bombay, and was instrumental in the setup of the Vividh Bharti national service. The names of certain remarkable programs like ‘Chhaya Geet’, ‘Chitrahaar’, and ‘Hawa Mahal’ were given by him. He moved to the Delhi station in 1961, and then back to the Bombay station in 1966. His association with films continued over the years, although maybe not as prolific as in the 1940s and 50s. However, we continued to receive many an iconic songs from his pen. I would mention a few more – “Tum Aasha Viswaas Hamaare” (from ‘Subah’, 1982), “Kyon Pyaala Chhalakta Hai” and “Hum Chaahen Ya Na Chaahen” (from ‘Phir Bhi’, 1971).

Films were always his second preoccupation. Pt Narendra Sharma has been a mainstream poet and author in Hindi literature. Over the years, he has published 12 collections of poetry, 10 novels, and an equal number of other books. He holds a very eminent position amongst the Hindi literati in the twentieth century. In 1982, when the Asian Games were held in Delhi, he wrote the welcome song “Ath Swaagatam, Shubh Swaagatam” for the opening ceremonies.

I have picked today’s song from one of his earliest films after the stint with Bombay Talkies. With this song, the 1949 film ‘Sati Ahilya’ makes a debut on our blog. The film was produced under the banner of Kamla Chitra, Bombay and was directed by Vasant Painter. There are seven songs listed for this film. All songs are penned by Pt Narendra Sharma, and the music is composed by VG Bhatkar. Regulars will recall from previous discussions – VG Bhatkar is the same person as Snehal Bhatkar.

The name of the singer is not mentioned. On the record, the name mentioned is Menaka, but to me it sounds as one of the roles in the film, and not the name of a singer. There are other songs in the film that are sung by Kamla Kotnis. I request our more knowledgable readers to please help to identify this singing voice.

This song belongs to the ‘coming of age’ genre. As I mentioned in the beginning of this article, the poetic composition and the use of alankars is simply superb. Listen to this oh so imaginatively crafted song, from almost seven decades ago. Enjoy.

 

Song – Ali Jhoom Jhoom Aayi Bela Yauwan Ki  (Sati Ahilya) (1949) Singer – [Unattributed], Lyrics – Pt Narendra Sharma, MD – VG Bhatkar (aka Snehal Bhatkar)

 

Lyrics

ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
gun gun gun gunjan dhun goonje
bhanwaran ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki

tum dekho ji
main naval kali
tum dekho ji
main naval kali
khulte hi palak main gayi chhali
khulte hi palak main gayi chhali
bahey gandh andh madhu mand pavan
upvan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki

mere mann mein aag
tan ang raag
mere mann mein aag
tan ang raag
pag pag par jharta hai paraag
pag pag par jharta hai paraag
nikhri tarunaai arunaai
kan kan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki

mere vikal pran
dekho sujaan
mere vikal pran
dekho sujaan
main madan baan
sehti ajaan
main madan baan
sehti ajaan
kyon sisak sisak gaaun gaahta
khatkan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi bela
yauwan ki
ali jhoom jhoom aayi..ee..ee

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
गुन गुन गुन गुंजन धुन गूँजे
भंवरन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की

तुम देखो जी
मैं नवल कली
तुम देखो जी
मैं नवल कली
खुलते ही पालक मैं छली गई
खुलते ही पालक मैं छली गई
बहे गंध अंध मधु मंद पवन
उपवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की

मेरे मन में आग
तन अंग राग
मेरे मन में आग
तन अंग राग
पग पग पर झरता है पराग
पग पग पर झरता है पराग
निखरी तरुणाई अरुणिया
कण कण की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की

मेरे विकल प्राण
देखो सुजान
मेरे विकल प्राण
देखो सुजान
मैं मदन बाण
सहती अजान
मैं मदन बाण
सहती अजान
क्यों सिसक सिसक गाउँ गाथा
खटकन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की
अली झूम झूम आई बेला
यौवन की


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Blog Day : 3468 Post No. : 13922

Lata’s songs NOT YET covered in this Musical Blog – 22
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The 1949 film ‘Bhedi Bangla’ was a stunt film Produced by ‘Jagruti Pictures, Bambai’ (as the city was called then) and Directed by Master Bhagwan. The star-cast included himself as well as Baburao, Azim, Shankar Mirajkar, Inamdar, K K Swamy, Leela Gupte, Usha Shukla, Tarabai etc.

Music was provided by P Ramakant to the lyrics of Ehsan Rizvi. The Film Had Six songs and Lataji had Five songs according to ‘Lata Samagra’. (2 Solos and 3 Duets with Chitalkar)

HFGK is slent about the singers of 7 songs and attributes only one song to the credit of Lataji.

After this duet of Lata and Chitalkar, only one duet is to follow soon, in this serial ‘Lata’s songs NOT YET covered in this Musical Blog’.


Song– Jhoolo more laalna sukh ke hindole (Bhedi Bangla) (1949) Singer– Lata, Chitalkar, Lyrics– Ehsan Rizvi, MD–P Ramakant

Lyrics

jhoolo more laalna sukh ke hindole ae
jhoolo more laalna sukh ke hindole
resham ki ho doriyaan aaa aa
resham ki ho doriyaan
sone ka ho paalna
jhoolo more laalna sukh ke hindole ae
jhoolo more laalna

chaandni suhaani tumhen jhoolnaa jhulaaye
chaandni suhaani tumhen jhoolnaa jhulaaye
taaron ke des pe phir nindiya raani aaye
ho nindiya raani aaye
apni nindiya rani ko tum nainon mein sambhaalna
jhoolo more laalna sukh ke hindole ae
jhoolo more laalna

kaun hamen sunaata hai yeh meethhi loriyaan
kaun hamen sunaata hai yeh meethhi loriyaan
badhha rahi hain peengen mere hirday ki doriyaan
ho hirday ki doriyaan
jhoolnaa jhulaane waale saath(?) se na taalnaa

jhoolo more laalna sukh ke hindole ae
jhoolo more laalna
waan waan waah
hun hun hun uu
haa aaa aaa


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Blog Day : 3457 Post No. : 13866

“Chakori”(1949) was directed by Ram Narayan Dube for Ramesh Pictures. The movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Bharat Bhushan, Om Prakash, Cuckoo, Manorama, Randhir etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Six songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the seventh song from “Chakori”(1949). This song is sung by Rafi. Mulkraj Bhakri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hansraj Bahl.

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


Song-Dil ki dil mein hi rahi…preet laga ke chale gaye (Chakori)(1949) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

dil ki dil mein hi rahi
baat na hone paayi
roothhe saajan se
mulaaqaat na hone paayi
dil ki dil mein hi rahi
dil ki dil mein hi rahi
baat na hone paayi
roothhe saajan se
mulaaqaat na hone paayi
dil ki dil mein hi rahi

khelte dil se rahe
haaye samajh ke khilauna
khelte dil se rahe
haaye samajh ke khilauna
chal diye tod ke dil
de ke mujhe ye rona
baat sochi thhi jo
wo baat na hone paayi
roothhe saajan se
haaye
mulaaqaat na hone paayi
dil ki dil mein hi rahi

samjhi apna thhi jinhen
wo na huye mere apne
wo na huye mere apne
samjhi apna thhi jinhen
wo na huye mere apne
wo na huye mere apne
dekha karti thhi main jis
raat ke haaye sapne
haaye taqdeer ke
wo raat na hone paayi
roothhe saajan se
haaye
mulaaqaat na hone paayi
dil ki dil mein hi rahi

dil ki dil mein hi rahi
baat na hone paayi
roothhe saajan se
mulaaqaat na hone paayi
dil ki dil mein hi rahi


This article is written by Bharat Upadhyay, 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.

Blog Day : 3456 Post No. : 13860

Lata’s Songs NOT YET covered on our Blog – 21
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The last post I had posted on our wonderful musical blog was on 11th October 2017 !! After such a looooooooong gap, I am encouraged by what Sadanand Bhai has started and being one of the contributors (though a minor one) I am trying to post one song in this new year in my series ‘Lata’s Songs NOT YET covered on our Blog’.

This reminds me of a funny proverb in Gujarati, ‘Mai Bhi Dich’. In olden days there were community dinners for various castes and there was a dinner hosted for Brahmins. All will sit on cleaned ground in rows and the host will come to each with salt in the hand and ask for the sub-caste of Brahmins. The town had maximum Audichya Brahmins, so the major response from the row will be ‘AauDICH’, which sounded ‘Dich’ ‘Dich’ on the whole. One Miyabhai was tempted to taste the wonderful smelling food, also set down in the row. When the host came to him he said ‘Ma Bhi Dich’ and exposed himself that he was not a Brahmin. (ha ha ha ha )

I am like that Miyabhai trying to present one song in this New Year.

The 1949 film ‘Bhedi Bangla’ was a stunt film produced by ‘Jagruti Pictures, Bambai’ (as the city was called then) and directed by Bhagwan. The star-cast included himself as well as Baburao, Azim, Shankar Mirajkar, Inamdar, KK Swamy, Leela Gupte, Usha Shukla, Tarabai etc.

The music is by P Ramakant to the lyrics are by Ehsan Rizvi. The film has eight songs and Lataji had sung five of them, according to the book ‘Lata Samagra’ – 3 Solos and 2 Duets with Chitalkar. HFGK is slent about the singers of 7 songs of this film, and attributes only one song to the credit of Lataji.


Song–Kaali Ghata Chhaaye Re (Bhedi Bangla) (1949) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Chitalkar, Lyrics – Ehsaan Rizvi, MD – P Ramakant

Lyrics

kaali ghata chhaaye re
dupatta uda jaaye
ho oo oo oo
oo oo oo
kaali ghata chhaaye re
dupatta uda jaaye
madbhari rut mori
madbhari rutu mori sudh bisaraaye
kaali ghata chhaaye re
dupatta uda jaaye
ho oo oo oo
oo oo oo
kaali ghata chhaaye re
dupatta uda jaaye

haaye khoyee khoyee hain khilti jawaaniya
sunne waala koi nahin preet ki kahaaniya
saawan to aa gaya
tu bhi chalaa aaye
kaali ghata chhaaye re
dupatta uda jaaye
ho oo oo oo
oo oo oo
kaali ghata chhaaye re
dupatta uda jaaye
 
tumne hamen paas bulaaya
door se pukaar ke
ji door se pukaar ke
daude huye aa gaye
saath ham bahaar ke
saath ham bahaar ke
ghunghat ab to khol de bijli laheraaye
kaali ghata chhaaye re
dupatta uda jaaye
ho oo oo oo
oo oo oo
kaali ghata chhaaye re
dupatta uda jaaye
 
ek koyal ki kookon ne
mann mera tadpaaya hai
upar se ik be-bulaaya mehmaan aaya hai
baadal garje darr laage
main kaise kahun jaaye
kaali ghata chhaaye re
dupatta uda jaaye
ho oo oo oo
oo oo oo
kaali ghata chhaaye re
dupatta uda jaaye

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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काली घाटा छाए रे
दुपट्टा उड़ा जाये
हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
काली घाटा छाए रे
दुपट्टा उड़ा जाये
मदभरी रूत मोरी
मदभरी रूत मोरी सुध बिसराए
काली घाटा छाए रे
दुपट्टा उड़ा जाये
हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
काली घाटा छाए रे
दुपट्टा उड़ा जाये

हाए खोई खोई हैं खिलती जवानियाँ
सुनने वाला कोई नहीं प्रीत की कहानियाँ
सावन तो आ गया
तू भी चला आए
काली घाटा छाए रे
दुपट्टा उड़ा जाये
हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
काली घाटा छाए रे
दुपट्टा उड़ा जाये

तुमने हमें पास बुलाया
दूर से पुकार के
जी दूर से पुकार के
दौड़े हुये आ गए
साथ हम बहार के
घूँघट अब तो खोल दे बिजली लहराए
काली घाटा छाए रे
दुपट्टा उड़ा जाये
हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
काली घाटा छाए रे
दुपट्टा उड़ा जाये

एक कोयल की कूकों ने
मन मेरा तड़पाया है
ऊपर से इक बे-बुलाया मेहमान आया है
बादल गरजे डर लागे
मैं कैसे कहूँ जाये
काली घाटा छाए रे
दुपट्टा उड़ा जाये
हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ
काली घाटा छाए रे
दुपट्टा उड़ा जाये


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