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Blog Day :

4640 Post No. : 16300

The musical bandwagon may be moving slower now a days, but it is moving on nevertheless. Everyday sees at least one post in the blog. The last DOT day for the blog was on 25 december 2019 (4177th day for the blog). Since then, the blog has added at least one song every day for the last 563 days.

Today is 4640th day for the blog. On this day we achieve yet another landmark figure, viz post number 16300. In other words, we complete the 163rd century for the blog today. It works out to an average of 28.5 days for one century. So by the time our moon completes one rotation of the earth, the blog completes one century of songs. 🙂

Here I have likened the progress of the blog to moon. But in the past, I have likened the blog to a bandwagon. And on other occasions, I have likened it to a train as well. 🙂

Come to think of it, trains fascinate us nearly as much as Hindi movie songs fascinate us. Trains in fact fascinate Hindi movie makers also. And so we find trains playing important roles in many Hindi movies. Many songs in these movies take place on trains.

When I checked up, I realised that the blog has just over one hundred rain songs already. We have 102 rail related songs in the blog so far.

If onev thinks that these rail related songs have beebn covered by me ( a Railwayman myself), you cannot be more wrong. Most regular contributors of the blog have contributed to this impressive catalog of rail songs in the blog. Just take a look at the chart here to see the contributions of rail related posts and lyrics by our regulars :-

Contributor Number of Articles Lyrics Remarks
Atif M 2 Post no. 6157 and 6286
Ava Suri 2 Post no. 8536 and 14992
Arunkumar Deshmukh 6 Post no. 7670, 8255,9709,10742,10960 and 14578
Avinash Scrapwala 3 1 + 2 (Devnagri) Post no. 16069,16134 and 16135 Both Lyrics for posts 13964 and devnagri lyrics for 14903
Bharat Upadhyay 1 Post no. 11305
K Satish Shenoy 1 Post no. 14486
Khyati Bhatt 2 Post no. 5248 and 7450
Mahesh Mamadapur 1 Post no. 11226
nahm 2 Post no. 7676 and 9898
Nitin Shah 5 Lyrics for Post no. 5753,5791,8732,9606 and 10817
Pamir Harvey 1 Post no. 8160
Peevesie 1 Post no. 5756
Peevesie’s mom 4 Post no. 7564,8867,11717 and 16141
Prakashchandra 10 Lyrics for Post no. 5039,6447,6579,6705,6782,6871,8626,8865,10051 and 12828
Raja 2 Post no. 3161 and 13374
Sadanand Kamath 1 Post no. 7053
Satyajit Rajurkar 1 Post no. 9325
Sudhir Kapur 10 1 Post no. 3900, 3988,7368,8537,9561,9973,10729,11111,13929 and 15551. Lyrics for post number 3486

What an impressive collection of Rail related songs by our regulars.

Some of these songs have doubled up as blog century posts as well. Here is the list of Rail songs that haave been used as blog century posts :-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Date of posting
2000 Dhak dhak karti chali jeewan ki rail re Dilruba(1950) 27 september 2009
2700 Jeewan hai ik sapnaa madhur suhaanaa sapnaa Honeymoon (1973) 30 july 2010
3500 Main hoon jhum jhum jhum jhum jhumroo Jhumru (1961) 4 February 2011
3900 Ye hai jeewan ki rail Mehlon Ke Khwaab 17 may 2011
15800 Hamaare dil ke station pe bhi baabu kabhi aanaa Fifty Fifty(1950) 12 August 2020

I have decided to use another Rail song as this blog century song. I had a good number of Rail songs to chose from. Avinash Scrapwala, one of the bigger Railway fans among the regulars, had sent me several rail related lyrics and he keeps reminding me about them periodically. I have chosen one of those lyrics for this post.

This song is from “Naach”(1949). “Naach” (1949) was directed by Ravindra Dave for Kuldip Pictures. The movie had Shyam, Suraiya, Kuldip, Raj Mehra, Gulab, Yashodhara Katju, Sofia, Shyama, Wasti, Om Prakash etc in it.

The movie had 11 songs in it. Eight songs have been covered in the past.

This rail song from “Naach”(1949) is sung by Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar and an unknown male voice.

I take this opportunity to thank one and all for their continued support and encouragement which has kept this musical labour of love to keep rolling on and on without any stoppages. Here is hoping that we will countinue to keep arriving at many more milestones during our musical journey.


Song-Chhak chhak chali hamaari rail (Naach)(1949) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Lata Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, Md-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Ye hai aag paani ka mel
Dekho angrezon ka khel
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail

Liye jaa rahi hai ye kisiko
Bichhda sajan milaane ae ae
Liye jaa rahi hai ye kisiko
Bichhda sajan milaane

Koyi chhod apne sangi ko
Chalaa hai door thhikaane ae ae
Koyi chhod apne sangi ko
Chalaa hai door thhikaane
Kismet se hi hote hain ji
Bichhdon ke phir mel
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Ye hai aag paani ka mel
Dekho angrezon ka khel
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail

Malaai hai malaai
Malaai hai malaai
gore haathon ne banaayi
gore haathon ne banaayi
Kunwaara bhi khaaye to
Mil jaaye lugaai
Mil jaaye lugaai
Poochhlo ise
Isne parson hi khaayi
Parson hi khaayi
Malaai hai malaai
Malaai hai malaai

Baalam morey ka shehar hai Dehli
Baalam morey ka shehar hai Dehli
Chhoti bajariyaa mein oonchi haveli
Chhoti bajariyaa mein oonchi haveli
Maikaa hai mora beech Bareilly
Maikaa hai mora beech Bareilly
Wahin ki ticket kataayi re
Wahin ki ticket kataayi re

Guard baabu
O Guard baabu
Guard baabu
O Guard baabu
Gaadi jaldi jaldi khench

Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail
Chhak chhak chali hamaari Rail

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
ये है आग पानी का मेल
देखो अंग्रेजों का खेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
लिए जा रही है ये किसीको
बिछड़ा सजन मिलाने ए ए

लिए जा रही है ये किसीको
बिछड़ा सजन मिलाने
कोई छोड़ अपने संगी को
चला है दूर ठिकाने ए ए

कोई छोड़ अपने संगी को
चला है दूर ठिकाने
किस्मत से ही होते हैं जी
बिछड़ों के फिर मेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
ये है आग पानी का मेल
देखो अंग्रेजों का खेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल

मलाई है मलाई
मलाई है मलाई
गोरे हाथों ने बनायी
गोरे हाथों ने बनायी
कुंवारा भी खाए तो
मिल जाए लुगाई
मिल जाए लुगाई
पूछलो इसे
इसने परसों ही खायी
परसों ही खायी
मलाई है मलाई
मलाई है मलाई

बालम मोरे का शहर है देहली
बालम मोरे का शहर है देहली
छोटी बजरिया में ऊंची हवेली
छोटी बजरिया में ऊंची हवेली
मैका है मोरा बीच बरेली
मैका है मोरा बीच बरेली
वहीँ की टिकट कटाई रे
वहीँ की टिकट कटाई रे

गार्ड बाबू
ओ गार्ड बाबू
गार्ड बाबू
ओ गार्ड बाबू
गाडी जल्दी जल्दी खेंच

छक छक चली हमारी रेल
छक छक चली हमारी रेल


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

Blog Day :

4604 Post No. : 16233 Movie Count :

4416

Today’s song is from a film which hardly anyone knows. The name was unknown, the director was unknown and the 3 Music Directors who composed 8 songs by two lyricists, did not become famous. The film is Bedard-1949. It was directed by B.N.Chouhan, who is credited with two more films for direction, namely Ret mahal-49 and Jungle ki Duniya-59.

There were 3 Music Directorss – Ramprasad Sharma, B.N.Bali and Mohd. Shafi. In the HFGK, out of 8 songs of the film only 2 are credited to Ramprasad. Other songs are uncredited. Luckily, today’s song is credited to Ramprasad Sharma.

Film Industry is one industry which grew very fast. Firstly, there was no competition (except from AIR for entertainment) and secondly, joining this industry needed no special qualifications. Moreover, from the beginning, the ROI (Returns On the Investment) ratio was quite high, once you took care of few parameters like, good actors, good songs and a mix of Romance and Comedy !

Thousands of aspirants, the Good looking, the Bad looking and the Ugly looking rushed to Bombay, Lahore and Calcutta to try their luck. Tawaifs and stage artists had an easy entry, so was for the Handsome and Muscular bodied males.

The studio system took care of grooming its employees. Most people were hired without any specific job description. When needed, the script writer or the Lyricist had to act in the film, and Choreographer-Dance Master in those days-had to take up Direction- if needed. Artists graduated from menial jobs to important positions. That is how Choreographer Guru Dutt became a Director and a Hero, Lyricist and writer J.S.Casshyap became actor/singer, or Amiya Chakrawarty became famous Director from being the Canteen Manager in Bombay Talkies, Ashok kumar became Hero from being a Technician in Camera Department and an Extra working as one of the 40 thieves in ” Alibaba and 40 Thieves”-1929, became the Movie Mughal, Director Mehboob Khan.

Those times were different. Industry needed people in all departments. Heads of Studios were like expert jewellers. They knew how to nurture talents. Successful strugglers had empathy towards existing strugglers and gave them an opportunity to showcase their skills. Studios got the right people for the right jobs. Real Talents survived, rest disappeared.

There were many One timers, who acted in only 1-2 films, directed just 1 film, produced 1 movie, sung only a few songs or gave music to only 1 or 2 films. Luck also played an important role. Artistes seeking opportunities in Music Departments like singing and composing were many. Most got chances, few prospered.

But it is important to note that every ‘One timer’ was contributing towards Industry’s growth. Like every drop makes an ocean, these one timers or short distance runners also gave their might to the industry. Those who disappeared after a short performance remained alive through their contribution on record. Hundreds of aspirants came to become Music Directors, only few made the grade, survived and the rest simply vanished. These short time passengers or composers had their time of glory too. Their songs were cherished but their names were forgotten.

Before I proceed further, can you tell me what is the common link in the following names ?

Pyarelal-Ganesh-Naresh-Mahesh-Anand-Gorakh.

They are all brothers and sons of Pandit RAMPRASAD SHARMA. He was a Music Director.
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Pt. Ramprasad Sharma, born in 1900, belonged to Gorakhpur in the United provinces (today’s U.P.). Seeing his love for music, he was brought to Bharatpur State by the king’s bandmaster. He played Trumpet here, then played in Agra Military Band and ended up joining a Circus as a Band Master himself. He toured Delhi, Lahore and Calcutta ,where he settled for some time. He married a local Post Master’s daughter and also worked for Columbia and New Theatres. By now he was an expert in 10 instruments and knew all Ragas.

He came to Bombay in 1938 and played in many studios. His first film as MD was Nayi Baat-1947, then Taqdeerwale-48, Shakti-48, Bedard-49, Banu- 49, Anyay-49, Dolti Naiyya-50 and finally Magic Carpet-64.

His knowledge of Music was so deep that many Composers like Kalyan ji, Roshan, Uttamsingh, Hridaynath Mangeshkar etc came to him to learn notations in which he was a Master. Probably, having played as a Band Master helped him. Those days, very few musicians knew how to write music in Notations. This art was carried further by his another son Ganesh.

Despite his knowledge of music, he failed as a composer himself and worked/played for other Music Directors like Naushad, K. Dutta, C. Ramchandra etc. His trumpet playing in the famous song of Rafi ” Suhani raat dhal chuki” (film Dulari-1949) is unforgettable.

Pt. Ramprasad will be remembered by many composers as their teacher. Though his music was melodious and good, his Luck was not so good.

His 2 sons Pyarelal and Ganesh became famous composers.

Pt.Ramprasad died on 22-8-1995 at Mumbai.

The cast of the film was Majnu, Sudha Rao, Shanta kunwar, Ameenabai, Abu Bakar etc.etc. Majnu (real name Harold Lewis) came to Bombay after Partition. Bedard-49 was among the few films in which he was the Hero. A Punjabi Christian, he was born on 2-11-1913. He was the childhood friend of Roop K.Shorey. When Shorey wanted to make his second film, he chose Harold as a Hero. Majnu was introduced as a leading man opposite Shyama Zutshi by producer/director Roop K. Shorey in film Majnu (1935) — a musical comedy satirizing the old story of Laila Majnu, produced, directed and shot in Lahore with Ghulam Haider as music director. With daring motorbike stunts and special effects, audiences were thrilled at the sight of Majnu trapped on the railway tracks by the villain.

The film was a success and R. K. Shorey repeated Majnu as the leading man in his next film, Tarzan ki Beti (1938). Tarzan Ki Beti was hailed as the best jungle picture ever produced in India at the time. Filmed in the snowy Himalayas, the film topped its predecessor in its action sequences and placed Punjab on the entertainment map of India and the world.

He appeared in almost all of Shorey’s films. He was also doing films with other producers. In 1942 he did a double role in Nishani and in 1943 he directed his first film Paapi. Shorey also gave him a film Badnami-1946 for direction and it was here that Majnu met I.S.Johar who wrote the story and Dialogues of Badnami.

Majnu paired with I.S.Johar in EK THI LADKI-1949,the debut film of Johar, as an actor. Later they made a comedy pair in 10 films, including the hit HUM SAB CHOR HAIN-1956. His last film with Johar was Akalmand-66.

Majnu acted in 77 films. His first film was Majnu-35 and his much delayed and released last film was Shri Krishna Bhakti-73.
Majnu directed 8 films including,Paapi-43, Badnami-46, Son of Alibaba-55, Tatar ka chor-55, Malika-56, Basre ki Hoor-56, Baghi sardar-56, and his last film – Chandu-58.

Harold Lewis aka Majnu died on 26-3-1974.

The year 1949 was the beginning of the “Golden Era” of HFM. Let us take a quick look at some nteresting movies this year.

In the film Aiye, Mubarak Begum debuted as a singer.

Pushpa Hans debuted as an actress and a singer in the film Apna Desh.

Barsat introduced Shankar-Jaikishen and Shailendra.

Bhedi Bungla was the first Horror film by Master Bhagwan.

Chandni Raat- Lata sang her first song for Naushad.

Ek Teri Nishani was the last released film of Pt.Amarnath.

Ek thi ladki saw the debut of I.S.Johar as an actor. The song ‘ Lara Lappa’ made Meena Shorey immortal as the ‘Lara Lappa’ girl.

Darogaji had all 12 songs sung by Geeta Roy.

Dillagi- evergreen song ‘ Main tera chand tu meri chandni’.

Dulari- ‘Suhani Raat dhal chuki’ Rafi’s famous song.

Girls school- Debut of actress krishna Kumari

Kaneez – last film of Ghulam Haider in India.

Lahore – Shyamsundar excels in music.

Last message – Debut of Sudha Malhotra and Johnny Walker(uncredited)

Mahal – Film that made Lata famous. Khemchand Prakash died before the film released.

Main Abla Nahin Hoon – Shanta Apte tries at Music Direction.

Namoona – First solo song of Lata for C.Ramchandra.

Neki aur Badi – Debut of Roshan as MD.

Patanga – All songs Hits. ‘Mere piya gaye Rangoon’ becomes an iconic song.

Rangila Rajasthan – Poet Bharat Vyas tries to become MD.

Rimjhim – Mohana Cabral sings her only Hindi song.

Samapti – Talat Mehmood’s last film in Calcutta.

Some more noteworthy films were Shair, Manzoor, Naach, Parda, Jeet, Kinara, Laadli,Andaz, Badi Bahen,Duniya, etc etc. Compettition of Naushad (3 Hits out of 4 films) and C.Ramchandra (1 Hit out of 9 films) was won this year hands down by Naushad ! Geeta Bali worked in 9 films and Suraiya in 11 films. All in all, the biggest beneficiary was the Indian HFM lovers. The next few years provided enough good music to last a lifetime !

Today’s song, sung by Lalita Deulkar is an excellent one, composed by Ram Prasad Sharma. Enjoy…
With this song, film Bedard-49 makes its Debut on the Blog.


Song –Kya sach hai qasam woh bhulaane lage hain (Bedard)(1949) Singer- Lalita Deolkar, Lyricist – Abdul Gaffar Badar, MD – Ram Prasad

Lyrics

kya sach hai kasam wo bhulaane lage hain
bhulaane lage hain
mitaane lage hain
kya sach hai kasam wo bhulaane lage hain
bhulaane lage hain
mitaane lage hain

kasam wo jo haathhon ko haathhon mein lekar
mujhe waasta apni ulfat ka de kar
nibhaane ka waada bhulaane lage hain
bhulaane lage hain
mitaane lage hain
kya sach hai kasam wo bhulaane lage hain
bhulaane lage hain
mitaane lage hain

kasam wo jo aankhon ko aankhon mein daale
kasam wo jo aankhon ko aankhon mein daale
ye kahte thhe rah rah ke apna bana le
ye kahte thhe rah rah ke apna bana le
mujhe mere saathhi mitaane lage hain
bhulaane lage hain
mitaane lage hain
kya sach hai kasam wo bhulaane lage hain
bhulaane lage hain
mitaane lage hain


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4564 Post No. : 16161

Geeta Dutt – Solos and duets (03)
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My comment on the 900th song post of Geeta Dutt’s songs :

Congratulations on completing 900 songs of Geeta Dutt. Out of the 500 plus songs that remain to covered in the blog, there are many which sound so beautiful. I have made a short list of her duets and solos yet to be posted and it is difficult to decide on one. In fact I wrote down the lyrics of two such song over the weekend.

Like Husnlal-Bhagatram’s songs, I find it difficult to move past an unheard song by Geeta Dutt. Somehow she captivates the listener on first hearing. A truly gifted and versatile artist.

About the diction and singing the words correctly, also she is almost perfect. A case in point is this two version -Geeta and one small Rafi version ‘Lori’ :

https://atulsongaday.me/2020/03/11/so-jaa-re-so-jaa-mere-laal/

This series is about solos and duets of Geeta Dutt, so here is a wonderous soulful solo. If somebody could sound somewhere in between sad and happy, Geeta Dutt would be it. She sounds spirited too at the same time. The moment I heard it for the first time, I wanted to write a post for it.

I have been listening to the song of the previous post too, and keep wondering how that one remained unknown all these decades. While the Talat Mehmood solo from ‘Chhaya’ 1961, having the same tune is a very well-known song.

And now I am thinking, if the tune of this solo also is sounding more familiar than it should. I am not able to pin point if there is another song with similar beat, especially the‘gaaye jaa aa, kuchh gaaye jaa’ bit.

In my previous post I had billed the duets of Geeta dutt with various singers among the posted songs, at below 350. But they would be more than 350. This blog has 521 solos by her posted.

The first solo in this series is the 7th song from the 1949 film “Karwat”. The music director is Hansraj Behl and lyricist is Saifuddin Saif. Present tally of these two in the blog:

Artist Songs posted Total songs
Hansraj Behl 260 62 movies(538)
Saifuddin Saif 1

So, this one is only the second song penned by Saifuddin Saif in the blog. His first song is also from the same movie, so this Poet/lyricist could be a one movie wonder.

Six songs of Karwat(1949) are already posted in the blog:

Song Date posted
Chanda baadal mein baadal mein mukh le chhipa 2 November 2012
Nigaahen milaane milaane ko jee chaahta hai Multiple version song 29 November 2013
Tod ghulaami ki zanjeeren jaage hain insaan 15 August 205
Ek rog laga baithhi main 17 July 2016
Chal diye munh pher kar 28 November 2017

This song is significant for it must have set the tone for the famous club, cabaret, mischievous and teasing songs to come, composed by Music Directors like O P Nayyar and S D Burman and sung by Geeta Dutt. This song too is a gem of a discovery.


Song-Gaa ae dil matwaale jhoom kar saaz uthha le(Karwat)(1949) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Saifuddin Saif, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

Gaa ae dil matwaale jhoom kar
saaz uthhaa le
gaaye jaa aa aa aa aa
kuchh gaaye jaa
raaten badi anokhi
yeh din bahot niraale
gaaye jaa aa aa
kuchh gaaye jaa

kyun chaand chakor se door
ghataa mein phire akelaa aa
yeh mast jawaani
koyi din ka melaa
aa kisi se aankh milaa le
jhoom kar saaz uthhaa le
gaaye jaa aa aa aa aa
kuchh gaaye jaa

yeh mast hawaayen kehti hain
milne ki kahaani ee ee
rut beet na jaaye
pyaasi hai jawaani
ik duniyaa nayi basaa le
jhoom kar saaz utthaa le
gaaye jaa aa aa
kuchh gaaye jaa

mehek mehek kar
kali kali ko
phool pukaare ae ae
mastaana hawaa mein
hanste hain sitaare
ab dil ko kaun sambhaale
jhoom kar saaz uthhaa le
gaaye jaa aa aa aa
kuchh gaaye jaa


This article is written by nahm, 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 :

4546 Post No. : 16122

28/12/2020 – Death anniversary of Pandit Husnlal (Husnlal-Bhagatram)

I have admitted in a post earlier that when I started my journey in the blog, that I could not recognize the name Husnlal-Bhagatram. I knew some of their songs well from radio days, but their MD’s name was conspicuously absent from the consciousness. Only explanation to this I can think of is that most of those known songs were Suraiyya songs and heard on AIR urdu service “aapki farmaish” programme. The reception of AIR’s (Urdu service) in Mumbai was so bad in 80’s that hardly anything said could have registered, unless one sits near the radio and concentrates on what is being said. Even then mostly it was difficult to comprehend, I can recall from memory. So, the name ‘Husnlal-Bhagatram’ was not known to me.

Husnlal was the younger brother of Bhagatram and also his junior in the field. As per Wikipedia, Pandit Husnlal was born in 1918 and died on 28/12/1968. Husnlal Bhagatram, alongwith their elder cousin Pandit Amarnath, are credited with training Shankar of Shankar-Jaikishan and Laxmikant of Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Khaiyyam and Mahendra Kapoor.

I had the link of this story telling song from the 1949 film ‘Jaltarang’ saved, for posting as Husnlal Bhagatram song, but their filmography in both imdb and Wikipedia is not listing this film, for some reason. I was just about to recheck from myswar.com to confirm that the music of this film is indeed by Husnlal Bhagatram, when I found this article on songsofyore.

On going through this useful article listing many of Husnlal Bhagatram’s better-known songs, I got the confirmation about “Jaltarang’ 1949. Also, from the comments and discussion it has transpired that the baton for melodious music shifted to Shankar Jaikishan from Husnlal Bhagatram, during the crossover of 40’s to 50’s decade. I am not surprised, as the interesting connection between these famous songs by these two composer duos is also evident:
Jiya bekaraar hai by Shankar Jaikishan
Tere nainon ne chori kiya mera chhota sa jiya by Husnlal Bhagatram.

The article has also remined me of this melodious Rafi-Lata duet.

Since making that comment about this being among the top 50 Rafi-Lata duets, in 2011, I have revisited the song a number of times and never tire of listening to it.

These five songs from Jaltarang 1949 are already posted in the blog:

Song Date posted
Lut gayi ummeedon ki duniyaa 1 March 2011
Nainon ke mast ishaare 24 June 2011
Haay taqdeer meri haay taqdeer meri 30 June 2011
Zara tumne dekha to pyaar aa gayaa 12 August 2011
Musaafir sada geet gaaye chalaa chal 1 September 2019

The remaining 4 songs are all Rafi solos, so we are in for a treat if all of them are available. If I am not mistaken, Husnlal Bhagatram can also be credited with starting the trend of having all male songs in the film by Rafi. Certainly, that was not the norm in 1949, but in this film ‘Jaltarang’ Rafi sahib is the only male singer. Certainly, in ‘Aansoo’1953 no other male singer is credited, while for the one song remaining to be posted, singers name is unavailable. “Shama Parwana” 1954 is having only Rafi sahib as male playback singer. Naushad Sahab did this only in Aan 1952 for the first time. This issue calls for some deep research.

The song I am presenting as a tribute for Pandit Husnlal, is a Rafi solo, written by by Kaif Irfani and composed by the ever-melodious Husnlal-Bhagatram. As per excel sheet this song is picturized on ‘Rehman’.

Rafi sahab has just completed 3100 songs in the blog. Kaif Irfani’s tally is at 75 (total written is not known). Husnlal Bhagatram is at 291 out of 451 total songs composed in 50 movies. At a guess the songs by Rafi, Lata and Suraiyya should cross the 100 figures under Husnlal Bhagatram. This gives a fair idea of the important part played by Husnlal Bhaagatram in the careers of these giants.


Song-Tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani hai ye badi suhaani (Jal Tarang)(1949) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Kaif Irfani, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani
tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani
hai ye badi suhaani
prem nagar mein aake utri
roop nagar ki raani
ho o roop nagar ki raani
mast adaayen nain katari
mast adaayen nain kataari
nikhri hui jawaani
aisa uska roop suhaana
duniya hui deewaani
ho o duniya hui deewaani

is nagri mein us shahzaadi ne kiya jab thhikaana
ik shahzaada dekh ke usko
ik shahzaada dekh ke usko
bahut hua deewaana
us par kiya nichhaavar usne
apna maal khazaana
dekho kismat baat ko kaise
karti hai afsaana
ho o karti hai afsaana
tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani
tumhen sunaayen ek kahaani
hai ye badi suhaani
prem nagar mein aake utri
roop nagar ki raani
ho o roop nagar ki raani

phir shahzaade ne uske
kadmon pe sheesh jhukaaya
usne apna pyaara jeewan
usne apna pyaara jeewan
usko bhent chhadaaya
shama ko dekh ke tab parwaana
jalne se ghabraaya
kya jaane ye pagli duniya
usey maza kya aaya
ho o usey maza kya aaya
tumhen sunnayen ek kahaani
tumhen sunanyen ek kahaani
hai ye badi suhaani
prem nagar mein aake utri
roop nagar ki raani
ho o roop nagar ki raani


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Blog Day :

4506 Post No. : 16048

Today (18 November 2020) has got to be an important day in the calendar of Hindi Film Song lovers, especially those who are interested in the history of HFM and its artists. It was on this day 69 years ago that Harmandir Singh Hamraaz, the man behind Hindi Film Geet Kosh (HFGK) was born on 18 November 1951.

We in this blog are very familiar with Mr Harmandir Singh Hamraaz. The fact that we now have the details of almost all Hindi movies and their songs from 1931 till 1985 is something that we take for granted today. But that was not always the case. When we were growing up, there was no authentic record like HFGK those days. Hearsay ruled the roost. Artists claimed to have sung tens of thousands of songs. Their words were accepted and even included in publications such as Guinness Books of world records.

We lived in an era before internet and even TV. Information on any subject was difficult to obtain, so any information was like gold dust. Today we are upto date on informations pertaining to election results, sporting events results etc, but that was not the case till 1970s. I was a cricket enthusiast, but I often learnt about the results of cricket matches after several days, and sometimes even after weeks.

Information about Hindi movie songs was entirely dependent upon access to its record, or depended on the announcement made about the song on radio station. There were many Hindi movie music fans who were into noting down lyrics of songs. I was among them. I needed to listen to the lyrics of a song quite a few times on radio before I managed to get the lyrics correct. I would then note the lyrics down in a diary. Alongwith the lyrics, details about singers, lyricist and music director were also noted down, as announced on radio stations broadcasting these songs.

That diary had about 200 such lyrics. During those days (1970s), I had no idea how many songs of interest were there in Hindi movies. I was not alone, no one else was any wiser. In any case, I was only interested in new songs, recorded after 1970s. Older songs (any song prior to 1967) were “boring” to my mind. Singers like K L Saigal were objects of mirth for teenagers and pre teens like us, who wondered why these old timers could not sing like Kishore Kumar.

It was in 1980 that the first volume of HFGK (chronologically the third volume, namely volume III- dealing with songs of the third decade- 1951 to 1960) was published. It was published without any fanfare. It was followed by volume II (songs from 1941 to 1950)in 1984, volume IV (1961 to 1970) in 1986 and volume I (1931 to 1940)in 1988. Volume V (1971 to 1980) was released in 1991. All these were accompanied by functions graced by film personalities.

After a long wait of 18 years, volume VI (1980 to 1985) was published on 14 march 2018.

These compilations were authentic because the number of movies released were taken from authorised sources. Movies in India could only be released after obtaining censor certificate, and these censor offices had the list of movies censored by them. Number of songs available in these movies were taken from movie booklets, catalogues of record companies etc.

Collecting information contained in these volumes and presenting them in book form, and finally getting them printed and published had been a Herculean task. Harmandir Singh Hamraaz was doing something which was never done before. And he was doing it in a country where there is not much appreciation for this kind of work, no matter if it rewrote Hindi Film music history. In India, people do not buy even normal books and magazines, so it was not very likely that most “music lovers” would buy such volumimous books on a topic that is clearly a non best seller. Forget selling these books, there were no takers for publishing these books either. Finally Harmandir Singh Hamraaz had to publish these volumes himself. The responsibility of publishing Volume III in 1980 was taken up my Mr Harmandir Singh Hamraaz’s father.

Harmandir Singh Hamraaz got married only after he had seen the publication of volume III in 1980. His wife has been the publisher of the subsequent volumes of HFGK.

People today cannot imagine the influence of HFGK on our knowledge of HFM. When people went through the contents of the HFGK, they realised that only about 44,000 songs were created in Hindi movies from 1931 to 1980. Only around 25000 songs were created between 1945 and 1975. And we had two playback legends claiming to have sung 25000 and 28000 songs respectively during this period ! On counting their songs, it turned out that their actual count was in the region of 5000 songs each.

Even less prolific singers were supposed to have sung thousands of songs in the pre HFGK days. Influenced by HFGK, Mukesh Geet Kosh was published and it turned out that Mukesh had sung less than 1000 songs in Hindi movies. Mukesh fans were quite unhappy with Harish Raghuvanshi jee, a major contributor of HFGK and the author of Mukesh Geet kosh. 🙂

A blog like ours cannot be imagined in its present form if we did not have HFGK available to us. Thanks of HFGK, we can accurately gauge the progress of the blog on a regular basis. For instance, HFGK volume III tells us that the decade of 1950s (1951 to 1960) had 1160 movies and about 9000 songs. The blog today has 5099 songs from 1007 movies from this decade. Based on information from HFGK, we know when we cover all the songs of a movie. We know for sure that 384 of these 1007 movies have been YIPPEED. So we only need to look at the songs of 1007-348= 659 movies plus the 153 missing movies. So we know for sure that a little under 4000 songs from this decade are yet to be covered. Not every song will be available. yet that gives us an idea which movies and which songs to search for.

That is not all. HFGK also tells us about our progress in covering songs of a particular year, a particular artist etc. Thanks to the information contained in various volumes of HFGK, now we can say with confidence that we have less than 100 songs each to be covered for artists like S D Burman, Naushad, O P Nayyar, Roshan, Shailendra etc. We can confidently state that the year 1968 saw 458 songs created in 72 movies and that the blog has 313 of these songs (from 68 movies). So we are just 145 songs short of covering all the songs of the year 1968.

One can say that HGFK has opened an entirely new dimension for Hindi Film music lovers to explore and savour. With advent of time, Internet has happened which has made it very easy for people to collaborate online. Harmandir Singh jee left us the treasure of HFGK. Now we can go through its contents and seek to search for songs and movies that we may not otherwise be aware of.

He compiled HFGK in an era before computers and internet. Today, equipped with them, we can use the data contained in HFGK and gain valuable insight into HFM. In a way, we and others like us are reaping the rewards of HFGK. We in this blog are in a way trying to take the next step, namely trying and locating all the songs mentioned in HFGK, and gaining information that was not available at the time HFGK got compiled.

While Harmandir Singh Hamraaz is well known among hardcore HFM historians, he is not known among casual music lovers and definitely not in government circles. He deserves government recognition for his Herculean task. He should have been awarded Padmshree for his contributions. As fas as I know, these awards are accorded only if someone gives nomination. In most cases, the persons themselves send their own nominations. Knowing important persons in the Government also helps. It is clear that a self respecting person like Har Mandir Singh jee will not send his own nomination. I think some hardcore HFM lovers should take the lead and send his name for Padmshree. He richly deserves this honour.

On this occasion, here is a song from “Laadli”(1949). This movie, HFGK part II tells us, is directed by J P Advani for Variety Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sulochana Chatterjee, Jairaj, Kuldeep, Sulochana (senior), Ramesh Sinha, Shivnath Seth, Pt Iqbal, Narbada Shankar, Urvashi, Shivji, Randheer etc in it.

The movie had eleven songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered in the past.

Lata Mangeshkar’s voice figured in seven songs. Four out of these seven songs have been covered in the past.

The song under discussion is sung by Lata. Nazim Panipati is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

What a fun song it is ! I am sure that most of us would not have become aware of it without consulting HFGK.

I take this opportunity to wish Shree Harmandir Singh Hamraaz a very happy birhday. Let there be many more happy returns of the day.


Song-Khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaazaa re(Laadli)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Nazim Panipati, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

intzari mein teri saara sitamber beeta
rote rote teri furkat mein november beeta
aahen bhar bhar ke ye kehta hai calendar mujhse
hichkiyaan lete huye saara december beeta aa aa aa aa aa

khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re ae
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re
khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re ae
o baabu mere
aath roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re

dil tere hizr mein deewaana bana jaata hai
thandi aaho se barf khaana bana jaata hai
thandi aaho se barf khaana bana jaata hai
do hi ashkon se hua aa aa aa aa aa
do hi ashkon se hua unki gali mein keechad
meri afsaani bhi afsaana bana jaata hai
arre aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa dil ka rog mita ja re
mita ja re
mita ja re
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re
khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re
o ainak waale
aath roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re

ho gaye qaid mere dil ko churaane waale
haspatalon mein gaye aankh milaane waale ae
haspatalon me gaye aankh milaane waale
aa tujhe dil ki main aen aen aen aen
aa tujhe dil ki main ik lori suna du jaalim
o mujhe hizr ke choolhe mein jalaane waale
mere dil ki ee ee ee
mere dil ki lagi bujha ja re
bujha ja re
bujha ja re
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re
khula hua hai dil ka ye darwaaja re
o baabu mere
aathh roz ki chutti lekar aaja re
aaja re


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

Blog Day :

4478 Post No. : 15985

Today’s song is from an unique film – Kinara-1949.

I say Unique because it was produced by a person who was also the film’s Hero and the Music Director. He also sang 3 solo songs in the film. The film’s story was written by him. The name of this person was Madhusudan Acharya. He was a trained singer, visited the USA 9 times, visited the UK once and sang on BBC Radio too. Wrote several stage plays and was a force to reckon with on the Gujarati stage !

Bombay is a Maya Nagari. People from all over the country come here to make money and a career. Not everyone succeeds, but that has not dampened the people’s attraction for Bombay till today. In addition, Bombay has a pulsating Cinema Industry. If one succeeds here, he can earn Millions, be famous and popular and get the best in life. This ” if ” is ignored by most people and hordes of them rush to Bombay in search of a successful career – may be in acting, singing, directing composing or whatever.

There are 3 types of results for such people. One- the person gets only one or two chances- does not succeed and quits for ever. Two- gets few chances, succeeds moderately but quits after some time voluntarily. And Three- succeeds and lives here till the end comes to him.

There are examples in every category. In the first category, I remember off hand, at least 2 examples. The first is the only Trio of MDs – Lala, Sattar and Asar, who came together in 1965 to compose songs for 2 films – Sangram and Jahan Sati wahan Bhagwan. They failed and this group broke. Asar left for ever. The second example is the MD pair of Rai-Frank, who gave music to film Gogola-1964. After this film Rai- who was Mukund Rai Trivedi, son of a Mine Owner in M.P. left the film industry to join family business.

In the second group there are more examples. I remember Shashi Kapoor Sr. who acted as a Child Artiste in 21 Hindi films, quit films, continued his studies and became a Maths professor in a University in USA for the rest of his life. The second case is of Arjun Bakshi, who failed as a Hero in film Malhar-51 and 2 other films, left acting, tried writing screenplays etc. and then migrated to Canada, opened a Music shop and lived there for ever. Yet another case is of Ashraf Khan, who after a successful acting and singing career on stage and in films, quit all and became a Sufi Saint !

In the third group, there are several examples which we all know. The point is, Madhusudan Acharya fits into the first category. Lets know more about this person. Information on him was scarcely available.

Hindi films only know him as an actor, singer, composer and producer, but there is much more to him in different fields. Madhusudan was born on 28-11-1911 at Acharyawadi in Ahmedabad city. After completing education upto SSC , he jumped into the agitation called out by Gandhi. There was a Lathi charge on 20-8-1930 and he was arrested and jailed for 2 months.

After release from jail he went back to home, but his mother fired him so much that he left home again. After 8 years, his uncle found him and brought him back to home. Meanwhile, he learnt music from Ustad Abdul Kareem khan and later from his disciple Balkrishna Buwa Kapileshwari from 1931 to 1933, as well as from Roshan Ara Begum.

Due to his good nature and sweet tongue, he was popular. In 1939, he went to Japan, with a team of Ahmedabad Mill owners. In Tokyo, he did a stage show and sang songs. He came to Bombay in n1947 and stayed here for the next 30 years.. He wanted to make a Drama Theatre to be let out at a very nominal rate. He also wanted to make 2-3 films.

He produced the film Kinara-49. He became the Hero. He composed its music giving 12 songs. He sang 3 solo songs himself in this film. He selected Geeta Bali as the heroine, because he was impressed with her acting in the film Suhag Raat-1948. The film took about 15 to 16 months to be ready. It was censored in June and released in Swastik Cinema, Bombay, where it ran for 9 weeks, a reasonable success. 14 prints were made of the film, which were all destroyed in a fire at the Chembur Godown.One print of the film was stolen and it was released in Pakistan. Due to inexperience and wrong decisions, the film gave him a huge loss. However he professed, ” loss is nothing but bother of profit and every setback is the root cause of the Rise.”

C.Ramchandra and Husnalal Bhagatram were his good friends. He praised R C Boral and Khemchand prakash. In actors, he liked P C Barua, Mazhar Khan, Chandramohan and Nawab. Lata Mangeshkar sang only one song for this film, because by 1949, she became a very busy artiste. However he recorded one more song by Lata for his next film- which never materialised.

Acharya wrote many dramas in Gujarati. ” Mangal Murti ” a drama based on the film Kinara became so successful that it did 3500 stage shows. His plays were staged in Bombay and Saurashtra. He had a good income from his estate in Ahmedabad. he wanted to go to the USA and settle there. He went to the USA first time in 1967 and later 8 more times, but could not settle there. In 1976 he went to London. He was invited on BBC where he sang a classical song.

Madhusudan was a very self respected person and truthful too. From 1977, he lived in Surat. He was interviewed by Harish Raghuwanshi ji on 18-4-1984. This interview was published in Listener’s Bulletin No. 59 of November 1984. This article is the rough translation of that interview. I thank Harish ji heartily for this rare information.

Film Kinara-49 was directed by Ambalal Dave, for whom the film was the only one directed by him independently. He had jointly directed another film in the same year-Roop Sundari-49 along with Narayan Patel. For him that was the only film in his life. Looks like this film,Kinara-49, played as a Trial field for the hero, singer, MD, Producer and the Director too ! Incidentally, there are 2 duets in the film, one by Harish and Shanti Sharma and another by Harish and Ram Pyari.

This singer Harish Bhatt was the younger brother of singer Yashwant Bhatt. He was an ardent fan of Saigal. He sang many songs in Gujarati but the film Kinara was the only Hindi film where he sang. Incidentally, this Harish and Yashwant Bhatt are close relatives of our Khyati Ben Bhatt- an active Atulite. Another unique feature of this film was that the famous Shenai player Bismilla Khan acted in this film and played Shehnai too. His name features in the cast credits. For this, he was called specially from Banares twice, adding to the cost of the film. As per my information, this is the only film in which Bismilla Khan acted in his lifetime.

By now, we have seen that there were so many First (and last) timers in this film. Story writer, Director, Producer, Music Director, 2 singers, Hero and an actor/musician. We have no information if there was any first timer amongst the Technicians. That is how this film was an Unique Film !

3 songs from this film are already discussed. This is the fourth song today. The song, singer, tune and music are not bad-if not excellent.


Song-Hum unpar bharosa kiye jaa rahe hain (Kinaara)(1949) Singer- Madhusudan Acharya, Lyricist- Sahir Bhopali, MD- Madhusudan Acharya

Lyrics

Hum unpar bharosa kiye jaa rahe hain
Hum unpar bharosa kiye jaa rahe hain
muhabbat ke maare jiye jaa rahe hain
muhabbat ke maare jiye jaa rahe hain
wohi hum ko dhokha diye jaa rahe hain
wohi hum ko dhokha diye jaa rahe hain
Hum unpar bharosa kiye jaa rahe hain

dil o jaan se sab ko daulat hai pyaari
dil o jaan se sab ko daulat hai pyaari
mubaarak zamaane ko ho duniyadaari
mubaarak zamaane ko ho duniyadaari
jo karna hai humko kiye jaa rahe hain
jo karna hai humko kiye jaa rahe hain
Hum unpar bharosa kiye jaa rahe hain

zara dekhna haal o maalik hamaara
zara dekhna haal o maalik hamaara
hai manjhdhaar naiyya na koi sahaara
hai manjhdhaar naiyya na koi sahaara
magar jeene waale jiye jaa rahe hain
magar jeene waale jiye jaa rahe hain
Hum unpar bharosa kiye jaa rahe hain


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Blog Day :

4462 Post No. : 15942

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part II: 1948-1949
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This series was started last Monday (28 September 2020), which was Lata Mangeshkar’s 91st birthday. The series has the ambitious aim of providing statistics of all HFM songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar-Year by year.

The first part of the series covered Lata Maneshkar HFM songs of 1947 and 1948. That was easy, seeing that the total number of HFM songs sung by her in these two years added upto just nine songs.

1948 saw a change in fortune for her. This time she got to sing a decent number of songs from a decent number of movies. From HFGK, and also by listening to songs of 1948 where no singers were mentioned in HFGK, I have been able to arrive at a figure of exactly 50 songs from 17 movies for Lata Mangehkar in 1948. Here are the details :-

S N Movie MD Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Actress Shyam Sundar 1 1 0 0 0 1 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
2 Anokha Pyaar Anil Biswas 9 9 7 1 1 0 Bahzad Lucknowi (2) Zia Sarhadi (3) Shamsh Azimabadi (3) G S Nepali (1)
3 Asha Khemchand Prakash 5 5 5 0 0 0 L Meghani
4 Bihari Ramkrishna Shinde 1 1 1 0 0 0 Munshi Farog
5 Chaand Sitaare Premnath (MD) 3 3 3 0 0 0 I C Kapoor
6 Chunariya Hansraj Bahl 2 2 1 1 0 0 Mulkraj Bhakri
7 Didi Mukund Masurekar 1 1 1 0 0 0 Indeewar
8 Dukhiyaari Gyan Dutt 1 1 1 0 0 0 F M Kaiser
9 Gajre Anil Biswas 4 4 4 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali
10 Heer Ranjha Aziz Khan, Khayyam 3 3 2 1 0 0 Wali Sahab
11 Khidki C Ramchandra 2 2 0 0 0 2 P L Santoshi
12 Majboor Ghulam Haider 7 7 4 1 2 0 Nazim Panipati
13 Mere Laal Purushottam 1 1 1 0 0 0 Mahipal
14 Meri Kahaani K Datta 2 2 2 0 0 0 Wahid Qureshi (1) Nakshab (1)
15 Nadiya Ke Paar C Ramchandra 1 1 0 1 0 0 Moti B A
16 Padmini Ghulam Haider 1 1 1 0 0 0 Wali Sahab
17 Ziddi Khemchand Prakash 6 6 4 1 1 0 Prem Dhawan (5) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
Total 17 movies 14 MDs 50 50 37 6 4 3 19 lyricists

One can see that all songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar according to the above list have already been covered in the blog. I was hoping that I would be able to locate at least one Lata Mangeshkar song undiscussed in the blog for discussion with this writeup, hoping that some songs where singers are not known will turn out to be Lata Mangeshkar songs. We actually discovered some Lata Mangeshkar song this way. For instance, “Asha”(1948) has four Lata Mangeshkar solo songs according to HFGK. But I found out that another song, namely Sajna re tori kaun dagariya is also a Lata Mangeshkar solo song. I also discovered that song number 5 (no singer memtioned) and song numbe 2 (Lata Mangeshkar mentioned as the singer) are one and the same song. So in effect, it turns out that “Asha”(1948) has five Lata Mangeshkar songs, as against four as mentioned in HFGK.

When I checked in “Gandhaar”- which contains a list of all Lata Mangeshkar songs over the years, I find that it mentions a “Mandir”(1948) song as Lata Mangeshkar song. “Mandir”(1948) had 12 songs and HFGK contains no details of singers for any of these songs. Lata Mangeshkar had acted in this movie. According to “Gandhaar”- the song “lo wah aayi nindariya chhup chhup gupchup dhheere” has been sung by Lata Mangeshkar. This song does not appear to be available. This song, if sung by her was most likely picturised on her as well. Unfortunately, neither audio nor video of this song seems to be available on pulic domain as of now.

That forces me to discuss a Lata song of 1949 with this article. But I will have to discuss the Lata Mangeshkar songs of 1949 too in the process. And that is what follows below.

1949 was quite a breakthrough year for Lata Mangeshkar. This year she sang 157 songs from 38 movies. The blog has so far covered 133 of these songs. Here are the details :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aaiye Naashaad 7 7 3 3 1 0 Nakshab
2 Andaaz Naushad 6 6 4 1 1 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
3 Badi Bahan Husnlal Bhagatram 3 3 2 0 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
4 Balam Husnlal Bhagatram 2 2 0 0 2 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
5 Baansuriya Husnlal Bhagatram 4 4 4 0 0 0 Mulkraj Bhakri
6 Barsaat Shankar Jaikishan 10 10 8 2 0 0 Ramesh Shashtri (1) Jalal Malihabadi (1) Hasrat Jaipuri (6) Shailendra (2)
7 Bazaar Shyam Sundar 6 6 3 2 1 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
8 Bhedi Bangla P Ramakant 5 5 2 3 0 0 Ehsan Rizvi
9 Bholi Pt Govindram 2 2 2 0 0 0 I C Kapoor
10 Chakori Hansraj Bahl 2 2 2 0 0 0 Mulkraj Bhakri
11 Chaandni Raat Naushad 1 1 0 1 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
12 Chaar Din Shyam Sundar 1 1 0 0 0 1 Shakeel Badayuni
13 Dil Ki Basti Ghulam Mohammad 1 2 2 0 0 0 Wahid Qureshi
14 Dulaari Naushad 9 9 7 2 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
15 Ek Thhi Ladki Vinod 7 7 2 3 0 2 Aziz Kashmiri
16 Girls School Anil Biswas 3 3 2 1 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
17 Jal Tarang Husnlal Bhagatram 3 3 2 1 0 0 Lekhraj Bhakri (1) Sarshar Sailani (1) Kaif Irfani (1)
18 Jeet Anil Biswas 2 2 2 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
19 Jigar C Ramchandra 2 2 0 2 0 0 Ehsan Rizvi
20 Kinaara Madhusudan Acharya 1 1 1 0 0 0 Unknown
21 Laadli Anil Biswas 7 7 5 0 2 0 Nazim Panipati (3) Huda (1) Behzad (1) Chandrashekhar (2)
22 Lahore Shyam Sundar 6 6 4 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
23 Maa Ka Pyaar Pt Govindram 2 3 3 0 0 0 I C Kapoor
24 Mahal Khemchand Prakash 3 3 3 0 0 0 Nakshab
25 Naach Husnlal Bhagatram 1 3 0 0 1 2 Mulkraj Bhakri
26 Nai Taaleem Vasant Desai 1 1 1 0 0 0 Chopda
27 Namoona C Ramchandra 4 5 4 1 0 0 P L Santoshi (2) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1) Nakshab (1) Gulshan Jalalabadi (1)
28 Narsinh Avtaar Vasant Desai 4 5 4 0 0 1 Pt Narendra Sharma
29 Paaras Ghulam Mohammad 4 4 3 1 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
30 Patanga C Ramchandra 4 4 3 0 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
31 Raat Ki Raani Hansraj Bahl 3 3 1 2 0 0 A Shah Shikarpuri (2) Darbari Lal (1)
32 Rakhi Hunslal Bhagatram 1 5 5 0 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani
33 Roshni C Ramchandra 1 1 0 0 0 1 P L Santoshi
34 Saawan Bhaadon Husnlal Bhagatram 4 8 4 3 1 0 Mulkraj Bhakri
35 Shair Ghulam Mohammad 4 4 2 2 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
36 Sipahiya C Ramchandra 5 6 3 2 1 0 Rammurthy Chaturvedi (3) Aarzoo Lucknowi (2) Banwaasi (1)
37 Uddhaar Vasant Desai 3 6 6 0 0 0 Pt Narendra Sharma
38 Zevraat Hansraj Bahl 2 5 4 1 0 0 Habib Sarhadi
Total 38 movies 15 MDs 133 157 103 35 12 7 35 Lyricists

So we can see that a career that was stuttering for two years began to show promise in 1948 and it recorded a meteoric rise in 1949. 1949 saw the golden era of HFM getting launched which would last till 1980. Golden era of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer also began in 1949, as can be seen from her portfolio of songs in 1949.

Looking at the list of movies in 1949, Lata Mangeshkar sang songs in 38 movies. All Lata Mangeshkar songs of 27 of these movies have already been covered. So we have only 11 movies of 1949 left that give us opportunity to discuss Lata Mangeshkar HFM songs of 1949.

Alphabetically, “Dil Ki Basti”(1949) is the first eligible movie of 1949 which still has a Lata Mangeshkar song left to be discussed. This movie was directed by Wahid Qureshi for Aaina Pictures Bombay. This “social” movie had Nigar, Masood, Urmila, Lalita Pawar, Tiwari, Amar etc in it. There were nine songs in it. Six of these songs have been covered in the past.

“Dil Ki Basti”(1949) had two Lata Mangeshkar solo songs in it. One song, viz Aag lage jag saara dekhe has been discussed in the past.

Here is the second and final Lata Mangeshkar song from “Dil Ki Basti”(1949) to appear in the blog. It is penned by Wahid Qureshi. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

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


Song-Unse ham kuchh kehte kehte rah gaye (Dil Ki Basti)(1949) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Wahid Qureshi, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

unse ham m m
unse ham kuchh kehte kehte reh gaye
kehte kehte reh gaye ae
unse hum
kuchh kehte kehte reh gaye ae
kehte kehte reh gaye

lekin aansu u u
lekin
lekin aansu sab fasaana keh gaye ae
sab fasaana keh gaye

aag dil mein tum laga kar
chal diye ae ae ae ae ae
chal diye
aag dil mein tum laga kar
chal diye ae ae ae ae ae
chal diye
aur yahaan armaan jalte reh gaye ae
haaye jalte reh gaye

dil ke tukde thhe nishaani pyaar ki
ee ee ee ee ee
pyaar ki
dil ke tukde thhe nishaani pyaar ki
ee ee ee ee ee
pyaar ki
aaj wo bhi aansuon mein beh gaye ae
aansuon mein beh gaye ae ae
unse ham m m
unse ham kuchh kehte kehte reh gaye
kehte kehte reh gaye


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Blog Day:

4453 Post No. : 159

In one recent article of Sudhir jee on his “This week that year” series, he wondered why my spree of posting one “Anmol Ghadi”(1946) song everyday had a break of one day and subsequently the final song got covered after break of one day. I do not have any recollections of those days, but I am certain about the fact that the concept of YIPPying all the songs of a movie had not entered my mind by that time. My attempt was to cover all songs that I could come across. I may have missed stumbling against the one remaining Anmol Ghadi song on that day whereas I could locate it the next day. That is the only plausible explanation that I can think of.

I find that my first interaction with Pradeep Raghunathan took place on 22 march 2011. We have had some very intersting online chats together, some lasting for one hour and more.

I find some interesting details from the online chat logs. For instance, During our discussion on 15 april 2011, I mentioned that the blog had songs from 1500 movies, and that I expect the blog to one day reach 10000 songs. 🙂 Today we have songs from over 4000 movies and we are inching towards 16000 songs mark. 🙂

During our chat on 16 december 2011, he suggested providing serial number with each song. I told him that I do it internally in my excel sheet, access table etc. Today his suggestion is being followed in the blog starting from january 2017.

During these discussions, he discussed tagging of songs on IPOD. With time he started concentrating on those movies where all songs were covered. He relied upon online sources to guess if all songs were covered. I was keeping track of songs in movies by relying on online sources. I did not have HFGK with me at that time.

I can see from our early morning interactions at 1 AM on 22 november 2012 between two sleepless souls that the blog had 141 movies YIPPEED (though the term was not coined at that time) by 22 november 2012 whereas Pradep Raghunathan had tagged all songs for 132 of them. So the gap was only 9 movies for his at that time !

From july 2014 onwards, I have access to HFGK, thanks to the generosity of our blog stalwarts M/s Arunkumar Deshmukh and Sudhir Jee, and from then onwards YIPPYIng movies in the blog has become a planned activity rather than an incidental or chance activity.

Pradeep Raghunathan was doing tagging of songs of YIPPEED movies on his own. He was subsequenly joined by Khyati Bhatt, Aparna H M and Avinash Scrapwala in this tagging of songs mission.

It gives me some comfort that today on 26 september 2020 the blog has 1221 movies YIPPEED whereas the YIPPEE team of Pradeep Raghunathan and colleagues (Khyati Bhatt, Aparna H M and Avinash Scrapwala) are at just over 1000 movies mark. I need to get my act together and start YIPPYing some more movies seeing that team YIPPEE is threatening to catch up with the YIPPEED movies in the blog.

This year 2020 has seen 41 movies getting YIPPEED. THe record was set up in 2013 whe as many as 202 movies got YIPPEED.

Now a days we keep track of movies in the blog and we know which movies are nearing YIPPEEhood. The challenge often lies in locating the balance song or songs which are often rare songs.

“Baansuriya” (1949) was directed by Ram Narayan Dave for Nigaristaan Films, Bombay. The movie had Ram Singh, Geeta Bali, Om Prakash, Randhir, Kuldip, Sofia, Gulab, Uma Dutt, Shanti Madhok, Ramesh Thakur, Raj Pal, Sham Lal, Madan Kapoor, Raja Salim, Ram Avtaar etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the songs covered so far :-

Blog song number Song Date of posting
8745 Na shama ka qusoor na parwaane ka qusoor 22 September 2013
13190 Chaahe chori chori aao chaahe chhu chhup aao 25 April 2017
13298 Ye duniya kehti hai koi fariyaad na karey 1 June 2017
13538 Jo kar ke gaye barbaad hamen aati hai unki yaad hamen 20 August 2017
15764 Teri yaad sataaye ghadi ghadi 31 July 2020
15834 Dil tod ke jaane waale o 26 August 2020
15839 Tere saamne hum aansoo bahaayenge 27 August 2020

It can be seen that the movie was lying undiscussed in the blog since 2017. The year 2020 saw as many as three songs getting discussed in a matter of one month. Now only one song is left to be covered. That song is very much available.

Here is this eighth and final song from “Baansuriya” (1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Mulkraj Bhakri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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

With this song, all the songs of “Baansuriya” (1949) get covered and the movie joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Aa ja aa ja ke jiya mora taras gaya (Baansuriya)(1949) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics- Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

aa ja aa ja
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya
aa ja aa jaa
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya
tera saath kabhi na chhodoon
marte dam tak munh na modoon
aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya

kaate kate na mose lambi lambi raat ho
kaate kate na mose lambi lambi raat ho
sun ja kabhi tu aake ik mori baat ho
sun ja kabhi tu aake ik mori baat ho
ik mori baat ho
ik mori baat ho
kyun humse kinaara kar gaye
hum to jeet hi hi mar gaye
aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya
aa ja aa jaa
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya

maine to tere liye sab jag chhoda
maine to tere liye sab jag chhoda
kaahe bedardi toone dil mera toda
kaahe bedardi toone dil mera toda
dil mera toda
dil mera toda
ye baat bata ja aake
roothhe kyu ho nain mila ke
aa ja aa ja
ke jiya mora taras gaya
aa ja aa jaa
ho aa ja aa jaa
ke jiya mora taras gaya


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:

4451 Post No. : 15912

ik arz meri maan lo daftar ko jaana hai
mangal ka din hai aaj koi itwaar nahin hai

These two lines in the song “kyun garm sard hote ho takraar nahin hai” from ‘Chokori’ (1949) sung by Mohammed Rafi has made me to present this song which was not available on-line until SAREGAMA uploaded the audio clip of this rare song on one of the video sharing platforms in early 2019.

‘Chakori’ (1949) was the first film of Ravindra Dave as a producer which he produced under the banner of Ramesh Pictures. The film was directed by his younger brother, Ram Narayan Dave. The star cast included Nalini Jaywant, Bharat Bhushan, Manorama, Om Prakash, Randhir, Narbada Shankar, Uma Dutt, Cuckoo etc. The story, screen-play, dialogues and songs were written by Mulkraj Bhakri.

Ravindra Dave was the son of Karachi-based Seth Ratilal Dave who had a flourishing business of film distribution for North Indian territories under the name, Empire Talkie Distributors. This was the first film distribution company which undertook to distribute India’s first talkie ‘Alam Ara’ (1931) in Northern India. He joined his father’s film distribution company and helped his father in procuring distributions rights of films produced in Mumbai.

Dalsukh Pancholi was the uncle of Ravindra Dave who was already in film production and the owner of Pancholi Studio in Lahore. Ravindra Dave became the Production Manager in Pancholi Films. He got his first assignment as a director in Pancholi’s ‘Poonji’ (1943) along with Vishnu Pancholi. With his talent firmly established in film making, Pancholi gave him the assignment of writing the script for ‘Dhamki’ (1943) and directing it.

When Ravindra Dave was directing Pancholi’s next film, ‘Patjhad’ (1948), the partition happened and the communal riots that broke out in Lahore made him and Pancholis to come to Bombay with the completed reels of the film which was later released in 1948 after completion of the film in Mumbai. For both Pancholis and Ravindra Dave, it was like starting their filmy career afresh. Ravindra Dave directed about 30 Hindi films during 1943-69. Later, he shifted to Gujarati films producing and directing around 20 films until 1985.

Mulkhraj Bhakri, the story, screen-play, dialogue and song writer of ‘Chakori’ (1949) was born in Gujranwala in Punjab (now in Pakistan). His father, Moolchand Bhakri was the store-keeper in Indian Army Service Corps (IASC) at Pathankot. He went to school in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad in Pakistan). After completion of his Matriculation examination in 1931, he was keen to join the film industry.

Mulkraj Bhakri started his career as Cinema Manager. It took him a long time to get his first break in the film ‘Arsi’ (1947) as story and dialogue writer. After the success of the film, Mukraj Bhakri got two films – ‘Barsaat Ki Ek Raat’ (1948) and ‘Papiha Re’ (1948) for which he wrote story, dialogues, screen play and lyrics. Both these films were being produced in Lahore studios. Unfortunately, both the films became the victims of partition and were temporarily abandoned. These films were later released in some parts of India.

Mukraj Bhakri came to Bombay (Mumbai) after the partition along with his brothers, Lekhraj Bhakri, Deshraj Bhakri and Rajkumar Bhakri who were all associated with Hindi films. Mulkraj Bhakri became the rallying point for displaced film artists and technicians from Lahore. Bhakri who was the ‘de facto’ producer of the film ‘Chunariya’ (1948) gave Ravindra Dave his first assignment in post-partition India to direct the film. Next, Ravindra Dave got Prakash Pictures’ ‘Saawan Baadhon’ (1949) to direct. He also directed his uncle Pancholi’s first film in post-independent India – ‘Meena Baazar’ (1950).

Note: The profiles of Ravindra Dave and Mulkraj Bhakri up to 1949 are based on articles written by character actor, Janki Dass in film magazine ‘Sound’ – May 1949 and July 1949 issues, respectively.

So far, 7 songs (out of 11 songs) of ‘Chakori’ (1949) have been covered in the Blog. The song under presentation is the 8th song from the film to appear on the Blog. Song is written by Mulkraj Bhakri which is set to music by Hansraj Bahl.

In Hindi film songs, I had not come across the Urdu word ‘dehleez’ (threshold; may be चौखट in Hindi) until Gulzar saab used it in mudke na dekho dilbaro in ‘Raazi’ (2018). I was pleasantly surprised to note that Mulkraj Bhkari had used the word ‘dahleez’ in the song under presentation as early as 1949. Interestingly, Gulzar saab has also used the Hindi equivalent word ‘Chaukhat’ in the song, chhod aaye ham wo galiyaan in the film ‘Maachis’ (1996).

Enjoy the ‘wooing and pleading with the beloved’ song.

Audio Clip:

Song-Kyun garm sard hote ho takraar nahin hai(Chakori)(1949) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

kyun garm sard hote ho
takraar nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai
kyun garm sard hote ho
takraar nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai

baitha hoon main dehleez pe ghutnon ko thhaam ke
aji ghutnon ko thhaam ke
baitha hoon main dehleez pe ghutnon ko thhaam ke
aji ghutnon ko thhaam ke
main khali jaaun
achcha ye sarkaar nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai

ye sochta hoon roz tujhe sair karaaun
tujhe main sair karaaun
ye sochta hoon roz tujhe sair karaaun
tujhe main sair karaaun
magar kya karoon
bekaar hoon saahib
mere paas car nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai

ik arz meri maan lo
daftar ko jaana hai
aji daftar ko jaana hai
ik arz meri maan lo
daftar ko jaana hai
ho maine daftar jaana hai
mangal ka din hai
aaj koi itwaar nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai

teri judaai mein mujhe kyun aayen siskiyaan
haay
aayen siskiyaan
teri judaai mein mujhe kyun aayen siskiyaan
mujhe kyun aayen siskiyaan
achha bhala to hoon
koi bhukhaar nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai
kyun garm sard hote ho takraar nahin hai
dil lena hai to le lo
dil lena hai to le lo
inkaar nahin hai


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Blog Day :

4423 Post No. : 15839

When blog ten year challenge series was started in the blog the last year then the seris hoped to take up songs of those movies that were covered in the blog ten years ago and which were not YIPPEED despite the passage of one decade. That way, this series was also an aid in informing us about movies which offer us opportunities not only for Blog ten year challenge, but also subsequently about their potential YIPPiehood.

The project YIPPEE itself seems to have gone on a backburner, as is the project of seeing artists through to their centuries in the blog. The other project of discussing songs on th occasion of anniversaries of artists is somehow being maintained, thanks to the contributions of a few enthusiastic contributors.

Their enthusiasm often rubs off on me as well, and I too try and make some efforts, which have seen some progress in these projects. Three YIPPEED movie in August 2020 and one artist reaching century mark may not amount to much, but it still shows some progress.

To help me to quickly identify which movies and which artists to cover, I have build up some aids.

To help me identify movies nearing YIPPEEdom, Whenever a movie had two songs left to be covered, I mark movies them down in a earmarked excel sheetWhenever a movie had two songs left to be covered. I also have a list of songs of artists, and I know at a glance which artists are nearing their centuries.

When a song of “Baansuriya”(1949) was discussed yesterday (26 august 2020, it gave me the information that six out of eight songs from the movie had got covered. So, “Baansuriya”(1949) joined the shortlist of YIPPiable moviesyesterday.

When I checked up the availability of the remaining two songs, I found that they were available. So this movie can be YIPPEED easily.

Here is the seventh and penultimate song from “Baansuriya”(1949) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt (then Roy). Mulkraj Bhakri is the lyricist. music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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


Song-Tere saamne hum aansoo bahaayenge (Baansuriya)(1949) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Mulkraj Bhakri, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge
dil ka na dard sunaayenge
sunayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge
dil ka na dard sunaayenge
sunayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge

laakh hans ke chalo
laakh bach ke chalo
chhup chhup ke raho
tum milo na milo
gali teri ke phere lagaayenge
lagayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge
dil ka na dard sunaayenge
sunaayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge

tum badal jaao lekin na badlenge hum
maar daalega teri judaai ka gham
tere dar pe ye jaan ganwaayenge
gawayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge
dil ka na dard sunaayenge
sunaayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge
dil ka na dard sunaayenge
sunaayenge
tere saamne hum aansu bahaayenge


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