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Blog Day :

4927 Post No. : 16765

It was the 19th death anniversary of Qamar Jalaalabadi on 9th January 2022. Some months ago, I found this very sweet and sad solo song by Rafi Sahab and it is been in my drafts all this while. The movie is ‘Gauna’ of 1950. Lyricist is Qamar Jalaalabadi and composers are Husnlal-Bhagatram.

It is a poignant rendition of a short 4 sha’ir ghazal. The following three songs from this movie are posted in the blog out of total 7 songs.

Song Date of post
Ban ban ke mit gayin hain taqdeer ki lakeeren 26 February 2012
Aaj kisi se ho gayin aankhen chaar chaar chaar 22 October 2016
Mere dil ko jalaaya na karo 10 June 2021

This is a very interesting music score actually with songs by Geeta Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad begum, along-with a Shamshad-Geeta duet, remaining to be posted. This will be a treat to discover, listen and post one by one.

This is the present tally of the creators of this song, in the blog:

artist Songs in the blog Songs of artist in his career
Husnlal Bhagatram 303 50 movies (451)
Qamar Jalalabadi 400 721
Rafi 3171 4846

It appears that only audio of these songs are available. This movie was directed by Amiya Chakrobarty and had actors like Anoop Kumar, Purnima, Wasti, Usha Kiran, Indumati, S. Nazir and Kesari.

Audio Link:

Song-Maangi muhabbat mili judaayi (Gauna)(1950) Singer-Mohammad Rafi, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabaadi, MD-Husnlal-Bhagatram

Lyrics

Toote huye dil se mere
Awaaz yeh aayi ee ee
Bhagwan na dushman ko bhi de
Dard-e-judaayi ee
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Duniyaa waale
Teri duhaayi
Teri duhaayi
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Duniyaa waale
Teri duhaayi
Teri duhaayi

Aaye thhe deewaane ae
Ban ke
Jaate hain aen
Begaane ban ke ae
Duniyaa tujh ko
Dayaa na aayi
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Duniyaa waale
Teri duhaayi
Teri duhaayi

Mera aaa
Pyaar mitaane waale ae
O taqdeer banaane waale
Yeh kaisi taqdeer banaayi
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Duniyaa waale
Teri duhaayi
Teri duhaayi
Maangi muhobbat
Mili judaayi ee
Duniyaa waale
Teri duhaayi
Teri duhaayi


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

Blog Day :

4911 Post No. : 16728

Today 28th December’2021 is the fifty-third remembrance anniversary of music director Husnlal (born 1918 as per Wikipedia – death 28th December’1968) of the famous music duo of the golden age of Hindi Film Music – Husnlal Bhagatram.

On this occasion here is a song from the ‘1950’ movie ‘Apni Chhaaya’. This movie had ten songs – two songs were composed by Music Director Hanuman Prasad. And the rest eight songs were composed by Husnlal-Bhagatram.

‘Apni Chhaya-1950’ was directed by P.L. Santoshi for ‘Chitralaya Limited, Bombay’.

It had Sulochana Chatterjee, Balwant Singh, Radhakishan, Mumtaz Ali, Sajjan, Tiwari, Ramsingh, Dulari, Mona, Neelam, Satyarani, Jawahar Kaul, Baba Raja, Narbada Shankar, Karadkar, Niranjan, Madan Singh, Kukku and others.

The list of the ten songs this movie had is as given below (as mentioned in HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950).
All the ten songs in this movie were written by P.L. Santoshi.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Music Director Posted On
01 O saathh saal ka dulha, dekho ji G.M. Durrani, chorus Husnlal-Bhagatram
02 Ae ji bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale Lata, Chitalkar Husnlal-Bhagatram 12.10.2020
03 Ae ji zindagi hai roshan* Khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak Shamshad Begam, Mohd Rafi Hanuman Prasad 09.07.2020
04 Tu bole na bole, nigaah teri bole Meena Kapoor Husnlal-Bhagatram
05 Duniya* ke dukh hare hain Lalita Dewoolkar Husnlal-Bhagatram
06 Kaale kaale baadal chhaaye piya Shamshad Begam, Mukesh Hanuman Prasad 04.02.2014
07 Jawaani ne ishaara kiya Meena Kapoor Husnlal-Bhagatram 15.12.2013
08 Jab yaad tumhaari aayi re Husnlal-Bhagatram
09 Andhiyaare ghar mein jyot jali Lata Husnlal-Bhagatram 24.10.2016
10 Ho mere piyaa, ho mere piyaa Husnlal-Bhagatram

* Today’s song is the song five mentioned above. Though HFGK and link titles mention this track as ‘dukhiyaa ke dukh hare hain’ , I think this needs to be corrected as ‘duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne’.

(Also, the song number three is mentioned in HFGK as ‘ae ji zindagi hai roshan’ but these words do not appear in the song ‘khushi ki ye ghadiyaan mubaarak mubaarak’. I would request knowledgeable readers to throw light on this song please.)

Let us now listen to the today’s song and pay our tributes to music director Husnlal on his remembrance anniversary today. Today’s song is sung by Lalita Dewoolkar, and lyrics are by P.L. Santoshi.

As mentioned above music for the today’s song is composed by Husnlal-Bhagatram.

Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne

Audio

Song-Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne (Apni Chhaaya)(1950) Singer-Lalita Dewoolkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne
Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal
Hey giridhaari
Hey banwaari
Hey giridhaari
Hey banwaari
Natnaagar nandlaal
Aa aa aa
Natnaagar nandlaal

Maat pitaa tum
Bandhu sakhaa tum
Maat pitaa tum
Bandhu sakhaa tum
Tum hi sab kuchh swaami
Hamre dukh koyi kya jaane
Hamre dukh koyi kya jaane
Jaano antaryaami ee
Jaano antaryaami
Charan kamal mein
Tumhre hamne
Charan kamal mein
Tumhre hamne
Jeewan phool diya hai daal
Jeewan phool diya hai daal
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal

Tum anaath ke naath prabhu ho
Tum anaath ke naath prabhu ho
Sab ke sangi saathi ee
Sab ke sangi saathi
Tumhri jyot mein hamne milaa di
Apni jeewan baati ee
Apni jeewan baati
Raakho laaj hamaari tum hi
Hey jag ke rakhwaal
Hey jag ke rakhwaal
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal
Duniya ke dukh hare hain tumne
Hamaare bhi dukh haro Gopal
Haro Gopal
Haro Gopal
Haro Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal
Gopal

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Devanagari Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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दुनिया के दुःख हरे हैं तुमने
दुनिया के दुःख हरे हैं तुमने
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल
हे गिरधारी
हे बनवारी
हे गिरधारी
हे बनवारी
नटनागर नन्दलाल
आ आ आ
नटनागर नन्दलाल
मात पिता तुम
बंधू सखा तुम
मात पिता तुम
बंधू सखा तुम
तुम ही सब कुछ स्वामी
हमरे दुःख कोई क्या जाने
हमरे दुःख कोई क्या जाने
जानो अन्तर्यामी ई
जानो अन्तर्यामी
चरन कमल में
तुमरे हमने
चरन कमल में
तुमरे हमने
जीवन फूल दिया है डाल
जीवन फूल दिया है डाल
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल

तुम अनाथ के नाथ प्रभु हो
तुम अनाथ के नाथ प्रभु हो
सब के संगी साथी ई
सब के संगी साथी
ठुमरी ज्योत में हमने मिला दी
अपनी जीवन बाती ई
अपनी जीवन बाती ई
राखो लाज हमारी तुम ही
हे जग के रखवाले
हे जग के रखवाले
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल
दुनिया के दुःख हरे हैं तुमने
हमारे भी दुःख हरो गोपाल
हरो गोपाल
हरो गोपाल
हरो गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल
गोपाल


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

Blog Day :

4872 Post No. : 16667

Today’s song is from the film Hanste Rehna-1950. The film was made by Rajan Pictures, Bombay. It was directed by Mohammed Hussain, about whom no information is available from any source, except for his Filmography. As per HFGK, it seems, he directed 39 films, most of which were B and C grade action films. In the 60’s decade he directed some films featuring Dara Singh. His first film was Sher E Bangal-1947 and his last film was Mandir Masjid-1977. Some well known films he directed were Sipah Salar-56, Aji bas shukriya-58, Rooplekha-49 and 62, Shikar-63, CID 909-67 Faulad-63 and Aaya Toofan-64 etc etc. He was born on 25-2-1918 in Lucknow.

The film had music by Wadhva. His only other film was Dushmani-50, as Ramnath Wadhva. The film lyrics were by Faruk Kaiser and Indivar. Faruk Kaiser (6 June 1918 – 10 November 1987) was an Urdu poet and a renowned lyricist , making a significant contribution to the success of many Bollywood films. He was one of the dominating forces of music in Indian Cinema during the 1950s through the 1980s. He contributed to more than 115 movies and 390 songs.

Faruk Kaiser was born in 1918 into a jeweller’s family. He was to be the second eldest of 12 children and was educated in Bombay (present day Mumbai). Faruk had an enquiring mind and, even as a child, exhibited a keen interest in reading- books and newspapers – and later in the wireless. Faruk’s mother died when he was 18; shortly after that he left his family home and found lodgings in a friend’s tailoring premises. Here, he devoted his time to further learning: immersing himself in poetry, literature, educational books, newspapers, magazines, and almost anything available in print – whilst also learning languages besides his native Urdu.

Faruk’s love for poetry and his friendship with neighbour Kamran Khan (father of Farah Khan and Sajid Khan) were instrumental in his developing an enthusiasm for the creative works of Hindi Cinema. While Kamran Khan produced and acted in films, Faruk was introduced into the Bollywood scene as an assistant director, whose expertise was frequently sought to modify dialogues and revamp scenes. He went on to direct several movies until he found his niche as a lyricist.

Among his many colleagues in the film industry, Faruk was a great friend of actor Kamal Mohan, who was the father of six sons and one daughter. Kamal Mohan proposed his daughter Aisha’s hand in marriage to his dear friend and confidant Faruk- who took an immediate liking for her. During their courtship, he penned the lyrics of Sari Sari Raat Teri Yaad Sataye for the movie Aji Bas Shukriya (1958) while she was stricken with tuberculosis and hospitalised in Bombay for a year. Soon after Aisha’s discharge from hospital in 1959, they married and moved to Bandra. Faruk’s career had developed and his work took him all over India; during his many travels he wrote diligently to his wife and soulmate. It was during his travels, on a shoot in 1963, that he wrote the song Oee Ma Oee Ma Yeh Kya Ho Gaya for the movie Parasmani (1963)

Faruk and Aisha had three children- one son, Shakil (1960) and two daughters – Bilkis Whelan (1962 -2003) and Tabassum (1963-1983).(Thanks to wiki)

The film was made on the famous novel ” Comedy of Errors” by William Shakespear. This story is so interesting that the story and its variations involving Mistaken Identity is used in Hindi as well as regional films, since the beginning of Talkie films. The first such film was Awara Shehzada-33. Later on, some of the well known films made on this story in Hindi are-

Chacha Chaudhari-53

Do dooni chaar-68

Angoor-82

Cirkus-forthcoming in 2022

Some films in other languages-

Bhranti Bilas-Bangla-63

Ulta palta-kannada-97

Ulta Palta-Telugu-98

Double di trouble-2014.

These films used the same theme, but there are many more films in Hindi and other languages, in which the theme has some changes, but centrally it is “Mistaken Identity” only. Films like Ram aur Shyam, Seeta aur Geeta and Chaalbaaz were some films in this category.

Today’s song is sung by Leela Mehta. Leela is a name in Hindi films, which has several Same Name artistes-just like the name Nalini. In case of Nalini these were the artistes-

In Hindi films, as many as 12 NALINIs acted/ sang in films at slightly different times. Add to this list, the name of a Male actor ‘ Nalini Ranjan Roy ‘, who, thankfully, acceded to the suggestion to change his name to ‘Kanu’ Roy. ( It is another matter that even this name clashed with another artiste, Kanu Roy, who was MD, in the same period…causing serious ” Same Name Confusion”. ) The different NALINIs were…

Nalini Tarkhud…..many films

Nalini Jayawant…many films

Baby Nalini…Mera ladka-43

Nalini Nagpurkar…Krishnarjun yuddha-34, Chacha Chaudhari-53

Nalini Chonkar… many films

Nalini Borkar…singer

Nalini Dhere… Nagad Narayan-43

Nalini Gupte…Ankh ki sharm-43

Nalini Mulgaonkar…Didi-48, nakli Baap-49

Nalini Rao…Talash-43

Nalini Saraf (later Seema Deo)… Anand-70

Nalini korgaonkar… singer

Additionally, there were actresses called SuNALINI and MriNALINI too.

These Nalinis did not cause any Same name Confusion, because, being Marathi artistes, they wrote their names with Surnames, so their names remained different always.

Similarly, there were many Leelas, commonly found in HFGK-

Leela Sawant-A/s

Leela Gupte-A

Leela Desai-A/S

Leela Mishra-A

Leela Chitnis-A/S

Leela Mehta-A

Leela Naidu-A and

Leela Chandragiri A/S. There may be some more Leelas, found occasionally.

Like Nalinis, these Leelas (except two-Leela Desai and Leela Chandragiri) did not cause Same Name Confusion as their names were used with surnames.

Today’s singer Leela Mehta was an actress in Gujarati and Marathi films and stage dramas, but she acted in only one Hindi film. She sang 17 songs in 9 films. Her today’s song is her last song in Hindi films.

Daughter of Kanhaiyalal Mehta and Indumati, Leela was born on 10-12-1935 at Borivali in Bombay. She was the elder of the two sisters. Due to loss in business, her family shifted first to Ahmedabad and later to Baroda, where they settled. Leela studied in Marathi medium school- New Era Vidyalaya in Baroda. Leela participated in all functions of the school and acted in dramas, much to the annoyance of their social circle. She developed interest in singing after listening to songs by Khursheed and Kananbala. She started learning music despite the resistance from home and others in their society.

V.M.Vyas, the famous Director and a family friend knew about her interest and offered her the main role in the film Ranak Devi-46. She was just 11 year old and did not suit the role, but she was given another role in it. Kokila Balsara aka Nirupa Roy too acted in it as a Debut film.

Due to her father’s death, the family shifted to Bombay and Leela took the responsibility of being the bread earner by acting and singing in dramas and Radio plays. Meanwhile she learnt further music from Prof. Surendra Rao. She started acting and singing in Gujarati films. Ranjit Movietone offered her a big role in the film Gunsundari-48, but since the role needed her to put on a Sleeveless Blouse, she refused that role. Finally, it went to Dulari. She, however, sang songs in that film and they became quite popular in Gujarat.

Leela Mehta had grown up in a Marathi atmosphere and also was educated in Marathi Medium, so her Marathi was very good. She was invited to work in Marathi dramas. She did roles in famous and popular Marathi dramas and also sang songs. From 1950 onwards, she started acting in Gujarati dramas. Meanwhile she used to sing in Hindi films occasionally. In the early 50s, she made very successful foreign trips with her troupe, to do Gujarati dramas and singing concerts.

In Spite of being successful and acting and singing in Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati films and dramas, her father did not see even one show of hers. This pained her till end. Leela stayed in a Bungalow in Versova in Bombay. Once it was rumoured that there was a Ghost in it, she immediately left that house and shifted to Dadar. Inadvertently, she forgot to inform the industry about her change of address, and this diminished her demand drastically.

Her mother died in 1972. In 1982, she toured the USA. In 1985, the Marathi Natya Parishad honoured her with a cash award. Till 1992, she acted in Marathi and Gujarati TV serials. In all, Leela acted in 300 Gujarati/Marathi dramas, films and serials. Leela was bedridden and unable to speak also.Her house was demolished. She was under the care of a close relative, Nitin Dahisariya. Finally, the news came that Leela Mehta expired in September 2019.

Leela Mehta acted in only one Hindi film- Shri Ram Avatar-50. She sang 17 songs in 9 Hindi films, including 2 Unreleased films.
Her Films are Nai Kahani-43 ( 2 songs), Gaurav-47 (1), Namak-47 (1), Pehli Pehchan-47 (2), Gunsundari-48(2), Satyawan Savitri-48..No information, Chocolate-50..No information, Shri Ram Avatar-50 (4) and Hanste Rehna-50 (1). Her unreleased films were, Apradh-48 (3) and Bidhata-48 (1).
( My thanks to Harish Raghuvanshi ji for some information from his book, ‘ Inhe Na Bhulaana’.)

Let us now listen to her song in this film.


Song- Main to chanda ke sang kheloon aankh michauli(Hanste Rehna)(1950) Singer- Leela Mehta, Lyricist- Farooque Qaiser, MD- Wadhwa

Lyrics

Main to chanda ke
Main to chanda ke sang kheloon aankh michauli
kheloon aankh michauli
Main to chanda ke

chanda ki nazron se khud ko bachaa ke
baadal ke tukde mein chhip jaaun jaa ke
chanda ki nazron se khud ko bachaa ke
baadal ke tukde mein chhip jaaun jaa ke
dhoondhe sitaaron ki toli
main to chanda ke sang
dhoondhe sitaaron ki toli
main to chanda ke sang
kheloon aankh michauli
main to chanda ke
Main to chanda ke sang kheloon aankh michauli
kheloon aankh michauli
Main to chanda ke

duniya hai meri sabse niraali
duniya hai meri sabse niraali
chaand aur sitaaron ki main rehne waali
chaand aur sitaaron ki main rehne waali
ye hai mere humjoli
ho main to chanda ke sang
kheloon aankh michauli
Main to chanda ke
Main to chanda ke sang kheloon aankh michauli
kheloon aankh michauli
Main to chanda ke

khel chukoon main khel apne nyaare
chanda hanse aur muskaayen taare
khel chukoon main khel apne nyaare
chanda hanse aur muskaayen taare
baaten karoon aisi bholi
main to chanda ke sang
baaten karoon aisi bholi
main to chanda ke sang
kheloon aankh michauli
Main to chanda ke
Main to chanda ke sang kheloon aankh michauli
kheloon aankh michauli
Main to chanda ke


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Blog Day :

4820 Post No. : 16594

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 32
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When I look at this day ten years ago (28 September 2011), I find that as many as eight songs were covered on this day ten years ago. Six out of eight songs were Lata Mangeshkar songs to celebrate the 82nd birthday of Lata Mangeshkar.

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) MD Lyricist Singer(s) Remarks
4712 O main banke jogan aayi tori gali khhidki mein aa jaa Preet(1945) Bulo C Rani D N Madhok Snehprabha Pradhan 4 songs covered out of 13
4713 Sapera re zehar utaar mera zehar utaar Kaun Hamaara(1947) Bulo C Rani Pt Indra Chandra Hamida Bano Two songs covered out of 9 by now
4714 Aankhon mein samaa jaao is dil mein rahaa karnaa Yaasmeen(1955) C Ramchandra Jaan Nissar Akhtar Lata Movie YIPPEED by now
4715 Ae chaand zaraa sun le Pyaar Ki Manzil (1950) Husnlal Bhagatram Shewan Rizvi Lata and Husnlal 7 songs covered by now out of 10
4716 Unki pehli nazar kyaa asar kar gayi April Fool(1964) Shankar Jaikishan Hasrat Jaipuri Lata Movie YIPPEED by now
4717 Pyaase huye nain sulag gayi shaam Afsaana(1966) Chitragupta Majrooh Sultanpuri Lata 3 songs covered by now out of 6
4718 Aajkal ke sabhi naujawaan bade jhoothhe bade beimaan Johar in Bombay(1967) Usha Khanna Qamar Jalalabadi Lata and Usha Mangeshkar Movie YIPPEED by now
4719 Aa aa bhi jaa raat dhhalne lagi Teesri Kasam(1966) Shankar Jaikishan Shailendra Lata Movie YIPPEED by now

Today, ten years later, Lata Mangeshkar is celebrating her 92nd birthday. As Blog Ten Year Challenge, here is another Lata Mangeshkar song from “Pyaar Ki Manzil”(1950).

“Pyaar Ki Manzil”(1950) was directed by Keki Mistry for Superteam Federal Productions, Bombay. The movie had Munawwar Sultana, Rehman, Gope, Kamal, Pratima devi, Ramesh Sinha, Seeta Bose, Niranjan Sharma, Jankidas, Roohi, Devaskar, Fazloo, Bheemji, Maqbool, Hari Bhai, Altaf etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Seven of these songs are covered in the blog.

This eighth song from “Pyaar Ki Manzil”(1950) is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

We take this opportunity to wish Lata Mangeshkar a very happy birthday and many more happy returns of the day.


Song-Aankhon se door ho ke dil se na bhool jaana(Pyaar Ki Manzil)(1950) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

aankhon se door hoke ae
dil se na bhool jaana
ujde huye chaman mein ae
banke bahaar aana
aankhon se door hoke ae
dil se na bhool jaana
aankhon se door hoke

jab tak juda rahoge ae
roti rahengin aankhen aen
roti rahengin aankhen
jab tak juda rahoge ae
roti rahengin aankhen aen
roti rahengin aankhen aen
aa na sakega mere ae
honthon ko muskuraana aa
aankhon se door hoke ae
dil se na bhool jaana
aankhon se door hoke

saajan siwa tumhaare ae
koi nahin hai mera aa
koi nahin hai mera
saajan siwa tumhaare ae
koi nahin hai mera aa
koi nahin hai mera aa
tum meri zindagi ho o
tum hi na roothh jaana
tum meri zindagi ho o
tum hi na roothh jaana
aankhon se door hoke ae
dil se na bhool jaana
aankhon se door hoke


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

Blog Day :

4724 Post No. : 16436

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Geeta Dutt – Solos and Duets (06)
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Question:
Kitaaben bahot si
padhi hongi tum ne
magar koyi chehra bhi
tum na padha hai

Answer:
Padha hai meri jaan
Nazar se padha hai

Next Question:
Bata mere chehre pe
Kya kya likha hai

The above is a film song from the film ‘Baazigar” written by Zafar Gorakhpuri. There have been some songs in hindi films which refer to ‘Kitaab’, like
Dil ki kitaab kori hai kori hi rehne do and Haathhon mein kitaab baalon mein gulaab.

The second song above is my own post from 2015. As I read it again today, I found that I referred to the ‘Baazigar’ song in that post as written by Sameer, but that’s incorrect. Another reason why I am talking about books today is, in a recent post I talked about film magazines. That evoked a few comments from regulars, which in turn made me remember a lot of mishaps or near misses, which have happened in my life.

My love for reading has always been an important factor in my life. Not necessarily, useful things or text book learnings, but anything on any topic that catches my fancy and is readable and reasonably understandable to my unscientific mind. Scientific theories are beyond me, and maths was my weakest subject in school. But I was not at all lacking in analytical abilities and general knowledge, which seems to have gotten me through at least one all india level competitive exam, where lakhs of people aspiring for government jobs tried. It could have been sheer luck that I got most of ‘analytical ability’ part objective type answers correct. It certainly cannot have been the mathematical portion of the exams. One portion was of English language, that must have helped. I kept the ‘Maths’ part for the last, and some of the answers I just marked randomly :-). The exam was for undergraduates, but my father still could not believe it, when he saw the merit list.

Reading, reading and more reading, has made me a more balanced person, where I don’t get easily rattled. Never bored under any circumstances. Magazine is ‘risaala’ in urdu language. I have grown up with all kinds of publications, periodicals, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, and of course the daily newspapers. Digests also, in Urdu and ‘Reader’s digest’ in English. I have read many novels in Urdu too, which are difficult to come by now. I know, digital version is available, if I really want to read them now. All my maternal uncles and paternal uncle, would carry some newspaper or magazine with them whenever they came to our place. Now I go to their places, there is no sign of magazine or newspapers in their household. We can blame this on digital media, which has put paid to the printed material’s role, in our daily lives. It comes DTH, appears cheaper, requires no hard-work or maintenance even. Don’t have to save it from small children. That the children should be kept away from things digital, is another matter.

Thus, I was exposed to different type of publications in English, Urdu, Hindi and Marathi, while growing up. I consider myself fortunate to have seen “Blitz” in English and in Urdu, for e.g. All periodicals published in the south also I have read while growing up, be they political, sports or financial. Maybe in 1993 people still referred to books as ‘kitaab’, but now the word is rarely heard, unless I am watching an urdu drama series. There also only the older generation is heard talking of ‘kitaab’. In school textbooks were ‘kitaab’ and notebooks were ‘copy’ or kaapi.

Living and growing up in a metropolitan city has its own advantages. Major ones in my opinion are, the cosmopolitan outlook that one develops in personal and social aspects, plus the opportunities for growth and success in life professionally, are better. A thriving city is like a big machinery, it cannot afford to let any part of it be disrupted. Be it the lowest of slums or the poshest of locality. And overall people are not bothered what others are doing, which augers well in some ways. In terms of personal freedom and mental well-being.

So here I was, growing up in Mumbai, in which good fortune I had no contribution to make. It was destiny. A couple of things, like missed opportunities that have surfaced in the memory, is a job opportunity in a financial magazine. I got a call for some sort of test they were taking, I must have applied for the ‘trainee’ job, right after graduation. I attempted that test, without knowing what to expect there. I may not have fared well there, as I never got a call or any communication.

Another instance of a missed opportunity is one where I attended a walk-in interview somewhere in the Fort area for some trainee post at TCS in 1990-91. Computers were the new in-thing in the late 80’s and in college we had ‘computer science’ as optional subject. TCS was on its way up to the greater things it achieved in later years. There was group discussion also among the candidates who had turned up that day. I remember there were around 15-20 of us. At the end of it all some were shortlisted, then were told to take up the course, which was costing may be 10000/- or so, I don’t exactly remember. They said that the candidates will be absorbed in the company after that course, but the fees had to be paid. I came home and discussed all this with my parents. I was not so keen on computer programming, as it is, so didn’t press the issue. Theory subject were my forte, and I used to do well in subjects like economics. Late 80’s and early 90’s was also a period of great boom in share markets investments. It turned out that my father has shares of TCS, which he obviously got at the time of issue years ago. Lo and behold, if he knew or had an inkling of the company’s prospects and potential, then he could have guided me in that direction. But that was not to be, as it was not destined to be. After all God Almighty is the best of planners, and it is his will and his alone, that can take us in a particular direction.

Nida Fazli has said accurately:
“waqt se pehle qismat se zyada, kisi ko mila hai na kisi ko milegaa”

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Lakdi jal koyla bhayee
koyla bhayee raakh
Main baawri aisi jali
koyla bhayee na raakh

This is the actual doha, from which the initial lines of the song are inspired. Lyricist is Anjum and the composer of this truet song is Chitragupt. The singers are Geeta Dutt, Shamshad Begum, and Shanti Sharma. Shanti Sharma is a new name for me, but I see in the stats page that she has 2 songs in the blog.

This is a nice qawwali style song, I had saved the link for featuring in this series of Geeta Dutt. One more variation, in the singer’s repertoire for sure. She has been part of many qawwali’s in the career, as she was capable of singing all types and moods of film songs. She was comfortable in the mischievous songs also, with her strong vocals, with a hint of khanak, like Shamshad Begum. Asha Bhosle has in later years, tried to adopt the strength in voice which was a signature of Shamshad Begum and which Geeta Dutt has demonstrated in many songs.


Song-Dekho to dil hi dil mein jalte hain jalne waale (Hamaara Ghar)(1950) Singers- Geeta Roy, Shamshad Begum , Shanti Sharma, Lyrics-Anjum, MD-Chitragupta
All

Lyrics

Lakdi jal koylaa bhayee
Aur koyla jal bhayaa raakh
baaki dushman yoon jale ae ae
ki koyla bhaye na raakh

dekho to dil hi dil mein ean
dekho to dil hi dil mein
jalte hain jalne waale
haay jalte hain jalne waale
dekho to dil hi dil mein
jalte hain jalne waale
haay jalte hain jalne waale

aapas mein mil jul kar hansnaa
khel naseebe waalon ka
haay khel naseebe waalon kaa

aapas mein mil jul kar hansnaa
khel naseebe waalon ka
haay khel naseebe waalon kaa

ho oo oooo
kaam nahin duniya mein kisi ko
dekh ke jalne waalon ka
haan dekh ke jalne waalon ka
aaa aa aa aa
khoob samjhte hain matlab
in ulti seedhi chaalon kaa

hai dhokhe ki ye duniyaa aa
hai dhokhe ki ye duniyaa
kehte hain kehne waale
haay kehte hain kehne waale
dekho to dil hi dil mein
jalte hain jalne waale
haay jalte hain jalne waale

dekh ke ham ko jalte ho
kya seekhe chaal zamaane ki
haay seekhe chaal zamaane ki

dekh ke ham ko jalte ho
kya seekhe chaal zamaane ki
haay seekhe chaal zamaane ki

ho oo o o o
aankhen ho to haalat dekho
deepak ki parwaane ki
haay deepak ki parwaane ki

ooo oooooo
ye baat magar kapti dil ke
nahin samajh mein aane ki

qismat mein jab likkha hai
qismat mein jab likkha hai
rote hain rone waale
haay rote hain rone waale
dekho to dil hi dil mein
jalte hain jalne waale
haay jalte hain jalne waale


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 :

4710 Post No. : 16416

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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 5
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The fifth post in this series is taking care of 4 artists, who are majorly important and fruitful associations of first decade of Rafi Sahab’s career. First and foremost is the composer duo of Husnlal-Bhagatram who composed many melodious scores in late 40’s and early fifties. I counted 100 plus songs in the excel sheet of Rafi sahab’s songs, which are composed by Husnlal-Bhagatram. 45 of these are written by Qamar Jalalabadi. I found these 6 songs of this team’s duets sung by Mohammad Rafi and Shamshad Begum.

Song Movie (Year) Singer(s) MD Lyricist
Ladka Aur Ladki Mile Pyar Ka Gaana Chhoti Bhabhi(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Mere Dil Ko Jalaaya Na Karo Gauna(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Chod Diya Ghar Baar Rani Tere Liye Meena Bazaar(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Gori Bahon Mein Chudiyan Kaali Saja Lo Meena Bazaar(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Le Lo Ji Maharaja Dupatta Mera Saat Rang Ka Meena Bazaar(1950) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi
Tera Mera Ho Gaya Prem Main Hun Saheb Tu Hai Mem Farmaaish(1953) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Husnlal Bhagatram Qamar Jalalabadi

As for pure duets of Rafi-Shamshad are concerned, I counted 150 in the list, out of which 94 are posted in the blog. There are many Punjabi films songs also in the 150 duets of Rafi-Shamshad. Apart from these there are many group songs of three or more singers, with these two stalwarts, who started the journey of duets right in 1946 and continued till late 60’s. There is no way I am not listing my favourite Rafi-Shamshad duets here.

Song Movie (Year) Singer(s) MD Lyricist
Solah Baras Ki Bhai Umariya Aag(1948) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Ram Ganguly Bahzad Lakhnavi
Mohabbat Mein Kise Maloom Tha Ye Din Bhi Aayega Paaras(1949) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Ghulam Mohammad Shakeel Badayuni
Bolo Ji Dil Loge-2 To Kya Kya Doge Patanga(1949) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum C Ramachandra Rajendra Krishna
Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar Bharke Aankhon Men Khumaar C I D(1956) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum O P Nayyar Majrooh Sultanpuri
Khat Khut Karti Chham Chhum Karti Gaadi Hamaari Mother India(1957) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Naushad Ali Shakeel Badayuni
Bheega Bheega Pyar Ka Sama Bata De Tujhe Jaana Sawan(1959) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Hans Raj Bahal Prem Dhawan

I found this song in the list credited to Pakeezah, but it is not available:

Song Movie (Year) Singer(s) MD Lyricist
Jayen To Kahan Jaaye Ab Tera Ye Deewana Hatkar (Unreleased) Pakeezah(1971) Mohd Rafi, Shamshad Begum Ghulam Mohammad Kaif Irfani

Guess what, there are exactly 151 songs in the list of Rafi sahab’s song where the lyricist is Qamar Jalalabadi. There seems to be perfect symmetry, here as I counted 151 for Rafi-Shamshad and 101 for rafi-Husnlal Bhagatram.

Here is the total tally of these artists in the blog so far:

Artist Songs posted in the blog Total songs
Husnlal-Bhagatram 296 451
Qamar Jalalabadi 393 721
Shamshad Begam 713 1273

** Shamshad Begam’s posted songs are not yet updated, after the recent 4-5 posts of her songs.

Coming to the song under discussion, it is from the film’Gauna’ 1950. A very sweet chhed-chhad genre song, very early 50ish. I had not head this song too like many of Husnlal-bhagatram’s songs, until a few days ago. I had to post a Rafi-Shamshad duet, and it is was a melodious one composed by HB, it was a double ‘sone pe suhaaga’.

Following songs of Gauna (1950) have been covered in the blog:-

Song Date of posting
Ban ban ke mit gayin hain taqdeer ki lakeeren 26 February 2012
Aaj kisi se ho gayin aankhen chaar chaar chaar 22 October 2016

The song reminded me of this famous song.

While seeing to the Rafi-Shamshad duets in the excel sheet, I could see a few, that I have written the post myself, but I have listed only the songs that are readily recognisable and are part of my old film songs listening memory. With only 94 songs posted so far in the blog, there are at least 40 such sweet/meloncholy/mischievious/romantic duets that remain to be posted. Enough for another series, if any one is of the mind. Arunkumar Deshmukh Sir, is fond of the older duets of these two singers as has posted a lion’s share of the last few such duets.

Lastly, I cannot stop listening to the duets of these two, whenever I reach one. Even unknown songs are like fresh fruit juice. The khanak in Shamshad Begum’s singing, and the soft smooth tones of Rafi Sahab, make for a delightful duet, always.

Mere dil ko jalaaya na karo – Gauna (1950)

Song-Mere dil ko jalaaya na karo (Gauna)(1950) Singers-Shamshad Begum, Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Husnlal-Bhagatram

Lyrics

Mere dil ko jalaaya na karo o o
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo
mere sang bolte nahin een
na bolo
mere sang bolte nahin een
na bolo
meri gali mein bhi ee
meri gali mein bhi aaya na karo o
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo

haha
badi aayi gali wali
dekh liya ra’ub teraa
kar chuki sawaal gori
sun lo jawaab meraa
gali tere baap ki nahin een
baap ki nahin
ho mujhe ankhiyaan dikhaaya na karo o
o o
mujhe ankhiyaan dikhaaya na karo

mere dil ko jalaaya na karo o
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo

achha meri baat suno
tab tumhen jaanen
ek baat tum maano
ek ham maanen
gali mein to aao baabuji ee
aao baabuji
mere sapnon mein aaya na karo o o
mere sapnon mein aaya na karo
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo

waah waah khoob soojhi
main na qaaboo aaungaa
gali mein bhi aaungaa aa
sapnon mein bhi aaungaa
jise nahin saathh rakhnaa aa
saathh rakhnaa
usse apnaa banaaya na karo o
usse apnaa banaaya na karo

mere dil ko jalaaya na karo o o
mere dil ko jalaaya na karo


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 :

4708 Post No. : 16413

In the initial years of sound films, some of the story, screen-play, dialogue and song writers came with literary background who had been well-known in the literary circle due to their published works. Gaurishankar Lal ‘Akhtar’, ‘Narayan Prasad ‘Betab’, Munshi Premchand, Amritlal Nagar, Dr. Safdar Aah Sitapuri, Krishan Chander, Dewan Sharar, Pandit Mukhram Sharma, Pandit Anand Kumar were some of such writers who started their association with Hindi films in the 1930s and 40s. Vrajendra Gaur, writer, poet and journalist was one among them.

Vrajendra Gaur had a long inning of 35 years in Hindi film industry as a screen-play/dialogue writer and the lyricist, aggregating around 70 films. A good number of photos I have browsed through on the google images, gives me an impression that Vrajnedra Gaur had friendly relationship with almost all the stalwarts of Hindi film industry during 1950-1980. In Bollywood, to have a successful career, one requires building up friendly relationship with those who matters in the film industry apart from the talent. It appears that this combination was a success formula for Vrajendra Gaur in his filmy career.

Etawah-born and Lucknow-settled Vrajendra Gaur (01/04/1924 – 07/08/1980) had already published his novels like ‘Sindoor Ki Laaj’, ‘Aadhi Raat Ka Sooraj’ ‘Jaagte Raho’ and ‘Manzil’. His other novels, ‘Kalkatte Ka Qatl-E-Aam’ and ‘Parole Par’ were banned by the British government for creating anti-British sentiment. He joined Hindi film industry in 1945 not on his own volition but on an invitation from Motilal after he heard his radio play, ‘Dhai Lakh’ on All India Radio. Motilal was so impressed with his presentation on AIR that he entrusted Vrajendra Gaur to write screen-play and dialogue for Motilal-Shanta Apte film, ‘Saawan’ (1945).

After writing lyrics for the films like ‘Ratnavali’ (1945), ‘Panihaari’ (1946), ‘Mangalsutra’ (1947), ‘Gunjan’ (1948), Vrajendra Gaur was disillusioned by the way the Hindi film industry works. He went back to Lucknow and worked in different capacity including editing some Hindi periodicals.

It was in 1950 when Bombay Talkies invited him to write dialogues for their film ‘Sangram’ (1950) with Ashok Kumar and Nalini Jaywant in the lead role. The box office success of this film not only helped Bombay Talkies financially, it also gave a lease of life for the filmy career of Vrajendra Gaur who also wrote songs for the film. ‘Parineeta’ (1953) was his next major box office success film as a dialogue writer in which Ashok Kumar was the producer-actor.

Vrajendra Gaur‘ first and the only film which he directed was ‘Kasturi’ (1954) for which he also wrote dialogues and songs. In an article published in silhouette magazine, it was mentioned that during the making of ‘Kasturi’ (1954), Vrajendra Gaur was to direct ‘Bahu’ (1955). However, his contractual obligations as a director for ‘Kasturi’ (1954) under which he could not take up direction in any other film until ‘Kasturi’ 1954) was released, came in his way. So, Shakti Samanta got the opportunity to direct his debut film ‘Bahu’ (1955) as director. Vrajendra Gaur did get to write the dialogues for the film. This opened up Vrajendra Gaur’s long association with Shakti Samanta in many films as dialogue writers such as ‘Howrah Bridge (1958), Insaan Jaag Utha’ (1959) ‘Singapore’ (1960), ‘Jalli Note’ (1960), ‘China Town (1962), ‘Saawan Ki Ghata’ (1966), ‘Kati Patang’ (1970), Jaane Anjaane’ (1971), ‘Anuraag’ (1972), ‘Charitreheen’(1974), ‘The Great Gambler’ (1979) etc.

It would also appear that Vrajendra Gaur had a close rapport with Dev Anand if one goes by the number of films, he wrote story/screenplay/dialogues in which Dev Anand was the lead actor. ), ‘Baarish’ (1957), ‘Jalli Notes’ (1960), ‘Manzil’ (1960), ‘Sarhad’ (1960), ‘ Baat Ek Raat Ki’ (1962 ‘Teen Devian’ (1965), ‘Pyaar Mohabbat’ (1966), ‘Duniya’ (1968), ‘Mahal’ (1970), ‘Warrant’ (1975) were some of the films he was associated with Dev Anand. From a photograph I saw on the net of the Udaipur location shooting, it appears that Vrajendra Gaur was initially associated with ‘Guide’ (1965). Chetan Anand, who was to direct the film, had to leave the assignment when he got approval for his film ‘Haqeeqat’ (1964). Probably, when Vijay Anand took over as a director, he started with a clean slate by writing afresh, the screen-play and dialogues for ‘Guide’ (1965).

Other successful films for which Vrajendra Gaur wrote dialogues were ‘Saraswatichandra’ (1968), ‘Sharmeelee’ (1971), Geet Gaata Chal’ (1975), ‘Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaaye’ (1977), ‘Akhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se’ (1978) etc.

[Note: Some of the information about early life of Vrajendra Gaur mentioned in the article are gathered from the Facebook page, ‘Vrajendra Gaur’.]

Vrajendra Gaur’s stature as a dialogue writer has been so impressive that his contribution as a lyricist seems to have remained in the sideline. He had to write songs during the early phase of his career as at that time his assignments as a dialogue writer were few. After going through some of the songs among 60 odd songs he wrote for a dozen films, mainly during 1945-55, I feel that his literary bend of mind is reflected in some of the songs. A few examples:

Song Movie (Year)
nain baan se karke ghaayal ‘Ratnavali’ (1945)
kiska saath nibhaaun ‘Gunjan’ (1948)
wo unka muskuraanaa sharmaanaa chaley jaana ‘Sangram’ (1950)
kabhi inko chaahen kabhi unko ‘Zalzala’ (1952)
wo meri taraf yoon chale aa rahe hain ‘Kaafila’ (1952)
main to haar gayi mann ‘Kasturi’ (1954)

Incidentally, lyricist Yogesh is the first cousin of Vrajendra Gaur.

To highlight Vrajendra Gaur also as a lyricist, I am presenting the only song he wrote for the film ‘Muqaddar’ (1950) out of 9 songs. The song is ‘tum mere paas raho mujhse kuchh baat kaho’ which is rendered by Shamshad Begum. During the making of the film, Khemchand Prakash, the music director for the film died. The songs were completed by his music assistant, Bhola Shreshta. The song is, therefore, accredited to Khemchand Prakash/Bhola Shreshta as the music directors.

A highlight of this song is that each antara of the song has been set in slightly different tune and pitch.

Audio Clip:

Song-Tum mere paas raho mujhse kuchh baat kaho (Muqaddar)(1950) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Vrajendra Gaur, MD-Khemchand Prakash

Lyrics

meri duniya mein bahaaren hain
chaman aabaad hai
roothh jaaoge jo tum
to zindagi barbaad hai

tum mere paas raho
mujhse kuchh baat kaho
tum mere paas raho
mujhse kuchh baat kaho
ho ho ho…o
o o o o

maine tumko jo kabhi pyaar kiya dil se kiya
maine tumko jo kabhi pyaar kiya dil se kiya
tumne badle mein mujhe dard diya dil na diya
meri ulfat mein sitam dhha ke mujhe loot liya
loot liya aa
tum mere paas raho
mujhse kuchh baat kaho
ho ho ho…o
o o o o

bewafa bhool na jaana meri aahon ko kabhi
bewafa bhool na jaana meri aahon ko kabhi
mere liye tum jo nahin haay to phir to kuchh bhi nahi
mere liye tum jo nahin haay to phir to kuchh bhi nahi
mere sapnon ko sawera dikha ke loot liya
loot liya aa
tum mere paas raho
mujhse kuchh baat kaho
ho ho ho…o
o o o o

tumne samjha hi nahin meri mohabbat ko kabhi
tumne samjha hi nahin meri mohabbat ko kabhi
agar jo hukm ho to jaan bhi de doon abhi
agar jo hukm ho to jaan bhi de doon abhi
mujhe ulfat ka tamaasha bana ke loot liya
loot liya aa
tum mere paas raho
mujhse kuchh baat kaho
ho ho ho…o
o o o o o
ho ho ho…o
o o o o o
o o o


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 :

4702 Post No. : 16404

During my school days it was my hobby (or habit?) to see films on every Saturday and Sunday. Ours was a big joint family and my absence was hardly noticed by anyone. May be my absence was welcome ! I do not know. Anyway, during the holidays more films were seen. Language was no bar. I saw Hindi, English, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada films. Out of these Hindi films were kore and other languages films were much less.

The preference for films was Hindi-English-Telugu-Tamil-Marathi and kannada. The basis for this was that kannada films were rare. Marathi ran for a month, Telugu/Tamil changed every week and Hindi films were in many theatres and different films for Morning and Regular shows. English films were generally in Morning shows only. But there were some theatres which showed exclusively English films in regular shows. These were in the Cantonment area of Secunderabad-the twin city. We used to see films there also at night.

In the 50’s decade a lot of remakes of South films used to come. Sometimes the same film in 3 languages ran in 3 different theatres, like the film Miss Mary-57 for example. Hindi film Miss Mary was running in one Cinema, Missiamma, the Tamil original was in another and Missamma, Telugu version was in yet another theatre. It became a game for us friends to see these films and discuss what the differences were in each version.

Forget our game, but in South India, the game of competition in capturing the Hindi market was in full swing in the 50’s. Since the film Chandralekha-48 became extremely successful all over India, with its Hindi version, other producers of the South started observing SS Vasan, who had found ” Alibaba’s Cave ‘ in the Hindi market. He had started making films in 3 languages to capture Hindi markets.

He dug up his old Tamil hit films and made remakes in Telugu and Hindi. Thus Tamil film Apoorva Sahodargal-49 ( based on Alexandre Dumas’ ‘The Corsican Brothers’) was made in Telugu as Apoorva Sahodarlu and in Hindi as Nishan-49. Then Vasan remembered his hit film Mangamma Sabatham-1943 in Tamil. He made a Hindi remake as Mangala-50. Later a Telugu remake Mangala Shapatham-65 was made, with NTR and Jamuna in the lead.He even made a remake in Simhalese language as Mathalan.

Observing Vasan making remakes and running to his bank very often, the other South producers were not to be outdone. The giant AVM dug up their Tamil hit of the 1949 Vazhkai and made a Telugu remake Jeevitham-50 as well as a Hindi remake Bahar-50, introducing Vaijayanti mala. In 1953 AVM made the film Ladki in Hindi and its remakes in Tamil and Telugu. AVM’s Tamil hit film Missiamma was made in Telugu as Missamma and in Hindi as Miss Mary, all in 1957. Film Chandirani was made in 3 languages in 1953.

The number of multi language films was huge. If you visit IMDB and look for remade Hindi films, you will get a loooooong list.During the 50’s a time came when multi language films were made at Calcutta, Madras and Kolhapur/Poona/Bombay. To get the actors speaking both the language dialogues was comparatively easy in Maharashtra, where Hindi speaking is not a problem. But for films remade in Bangla-Hindi or Tamil/Telugu- Hindi was indeed a problem.

As a solution, while the original actors remained the same in all versions, their Hindi dialogues were dubbed. Sometimes it caused a lip-synch problem, especially in close-ups. Some actors spoke their dialogues in Hindi themselves, but the pronunciation was a give away. This problem caused most Bangla, Tamil and Telugu actors to independently work in Hindi films. So, we find that most lead actors of these languages stayed away from Bombay made Hindi films. There were, however, few actors who did this successfully.

Thus, while we can see most lead actors of South and Bangla films in either dubbed or remade versions, it is only Dr. Rajkumar- the Kannada Superstar who NEVER acted in any Hindi films. In fact except ONE Telugu film ” Kalahasti Mahatmyam”-1954, he did not act in any other language than only Kannada..

By the end of the 50’s the South markets developed rapidly and fully, so the necessity of Hindi market diminished and so also remade and dubbed films. Today’s song is from film Mangala-50. It was a Gemini film directed by SS Vasan. There was a team of 3 composers – M.D.Parthasarathy, Balkrishna Kalla and E.Sankar Sastry. Sometimes I wondered how a man like Sankar, who was an Internationally famous and honoured Instrumental (Veena) musician worked in a studio as a composer. But then I realised that in his first half of career he was in films, but the second half was more into Veena Vadan.

Emani Sankar Sastry was a very famous and renowned Veena player of International recognition. Born on 23-9-1922 in a small village of Andhra, he hailed from a family of celebrated classical musicians. He was trained in traditional Veena by several experts. He did independent concerts all over India.

He joined Gemini Studios in 1948 and stayed for 10 years as MD. During this period he was involved in the Music Direction of Hindi films like, Mangala, Sansar, Bahut din huye, Mr. Sampat, Krishna Kanhaiya and Do Dulhe, as well as the English version of Chandralekha-48.

He joined A.I.R Madras in 1959 and rose to become Director and Chief Producer of Music. He won several awards including Academy award, Kala Parishat Award and Padma Shri. He played Veena in the Rome Festival and at UNESCO in New York.

E.Sankar Sastry died in 1987.

In the cast of the film Mangala-50 one finds the name of Bhanumathi. Outside South India, most people are unaware of the greatness of some artistes from South. Here is a short Bio of Bhanumathi, but it brings out her greatness only partly.

P. Bhanumathi Ramakrishna (7 September 1925 – 24 December 2005) was an actress, director, music director, singer, producer, novelist and lyricist. Widely known as the first female super star of Telugu cinema, Bhanumathi appeared in over 100 films predominantly in Telugu and Tamil languages. She was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2001 for her contribution to the Indian cinema. She was honored among “women in cinema” at the 30th International Film Festival of India.
Bhanumathi was born on 7 September 1925 in Doddavaram village of Prakasam district, near Ongole, Andhra Pradesh. She is the third child to Saraswatamma and Bommaraju Venkata Subbaiah. She grew up watching her father perform in various stage shows. Her father, Venkata Subbiah, was a lover of classical music and trained her in music from an early age.

Bhanumathi entered the film industry in 1939, and acted in over 100 films in Telugu and Tamil. She was also called Ashtavadhani by the film industry people as she was a writer, actor, director, producer, singer, music director, editor and studio owner. She also had a good knowledge of astrology and philosophy. She is regarded as the first female super star of Telugu cinema.

She made her debut in Telugu cinema in 1939 as Kalindi (a 13 years old girl who is forced to marry an old man and ended her life by committing suicide) in Vara Vikrayam (Telugu), directed by C. Pullaiah. Her first film in Tamil was Ratnakumar in the year 1949 along with the famous hero of those days P. U. Chinnappa. This film was directed by Krishnan–Panju. Her first Hindi film was Nishan-1949. In 1953, she made her directorial debut with Chandirani (made simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi).

Her last film was made in 1998, entitled Pelli Kanuka. C. N. Annadurai gave her a title “Nadippukku Ilakkanam” (Grammar for acting) that suits her aptly. She was revered by many actors she had worked with like N.T.Rama Rao, Sivaji Ganesan, M. G. Ramachandran, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna, Balakrishna, ChiranJeevi, Pawan Kalyan, Venkatesh for her bold and prolific versatility. One of her memorable movies in Tamil was Annai, in the year 1962 directed by Krishnan–Panju, where her acting was appreciated by all and also got the National Award for the film and for also performances in movies Anthasthulu and Palnati Yudham (1964) she received National Awards (Rashtrapati Award). She is the last recipient of Rashtrapati Award.

Due to her rift with Aluri Chakrapani, she left her role in Missamma movie (Initially Bhanumathi was shot for some scenes in the movie before being replaced by savitri ) but after the release of the movie she watched and commented that “she lost a wonderful role but industry gained a talented actress like savitri” which showed her sportiveness and encouragement towards new actors. Due to clash with Aluri Chakrapani, she produced a satirical movie on him titled Chakrapani which was a huge hit and became a classic in Tollywood for this movie she also worked as Music Director.

She acted in 8 Hindi films namely, Nishan-49, Mangala-49, Rani-52, Shamsheer-53, Chandirani-53, Hamen bhi jeene do-62, Nai Roshni-67 and Itni Jaldi kya hai-86. She directed 2 Hindi films – Chandirani-53 and Itni Jaldi kya hai-86. She also sang 12 songs in 4 Hindi films – Mangala, Rani, Shamsheer and Chandirani.

She is the first south Indian actress to receive Padma Awards. Apart from being a fine actress, she was also a talented musician. She was adept in both Carnatic and Hindustani music. She gave voice to her songs despite it being the norm to use playback singers for actors. Some of her songs are still popular.

During her later years, she served on various movie related organizations. She was a Member of the State Film Awards Committee for two years. She was also a Visiting Professor at the Film Institute for one year. She was a Member of Children Film Society for 5 years, from 1965 to 1970.

In India, she was the first and the only woman to have owned a film studio, first actress to act in a dual role and the first woman to have directed a movie simultaneously in three languages.

Bhanumati was also a talented writer with a number of short stories to her credit. Her autobiography Nalo Nenu was published in Telugu and later, released in English as Musings. Andhra Pradesh Sahitya Academy awarded her as the best short story writer for her popular short stories “Attagari Kathalu”. She was a Member of Lalit Kala Academy for 5 years, and Sahitya Academy, Andhra Pradesh for 10 years. She served as Director and Principal of the Tamil Nadu Government Music College,

During the shooting of the film Krishna Prema, she met P. S. Ramakrishna Rao, an assistant director for that film. He was a film producer, director and editor of Telugu and Tamil Films. The couple married on 8 August 1943 and have one son, Bharani. Later they launched a popular production company, Bharani Pictures on their son’s name. She died at the age of 81 years.( Thanks to wikipedia, Cinerang by Isak Mujawar, Ateet ke sitare, HFGK, muVyz and my notes ).

Today’s song is sung by Bhanumathi. many of the songs of this film are copies of songs by Carmen Miranda. Enjoy….

Audio

Video

Song-Meherbaan main hoon tumhaari(Mangala)(1950) Singer- P Bhanumathi, Lyricist-Pt. Indra, MD- E Sankar Sastry

Lyrics

mamamamama
mamamami
mamamami
meharbaan main hoon tumhaari
tanananana
tanananana
tanananana
nanana
mamamamamami
mamamani
kadardaan tum ho hamaare
tanananana
tanananana
tanananana
nananana


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Blog Day :

4701 Post No. : 16402

Remembering Nargis today on the 91st anniversary of her birth.

Born in the year 1929, she made her debut in films as a child artist as early as 1935. And then starting with 1942, she moved on from child roles to adult roles. As I was searching for a song from her early years in films, I chanced to see this song, which is really very playful and chirpy. And listening to the song made me wonder why has this song so far been away from this blog.

Nargis is all of 21 years of age, as she is singing and trying to hold back Karan Dewan (her husband in the film) from going to office. The words of the song are simple and endearing and the whole ambiance of the scene is very charming. There is a childlike entreaty in the pleadings of the newlywed, as she recounts her hours of boredom when the husband is sway to office. And the husband too is in part a willing accomplice, only that near the end of the song, his elder brother (role played by Shyam Chadha) calls him to leave for office, and he has to perforce make a quick departure from the song and the beseeching wife.

The film is ‘Chhoti Bhabhi’ from 1950. It is produced under the banner of Filmkar Limited, Bombay and is directed by Shanti Kumar. The cast of actors in the film is listed as Nargis, Karan Diwan, Shyam, Kuldip Kaur, Gulab, Shyama, Suraiya Chaudhary, Yakub, Johar, Baby Tabassum, Gyani Jugnu, G Sarang, and Khushdil. Yes, the Johar we see in this list is IS Johar, doing a small role here.

The film has nine songs, all of them are from the pen of Qamar Jalaalabaadi. The music is from the duo of Husnlal Bhagatram. It is 1950 – and the voice of an equally young singer, Lata Mangeshkar, sounds so wonderful. The rendition by the singer and the performance on the screen, both are really superb. The outcome is a naughty playful song that is really endearing.

The film has a total of nine songs, of which seven songs are already showcased here. This is the eighth song to find its place on our blog today. With one more to go, this film is ready for the Yippeee category.

Video

Audio

Song – Na Jaana Na Jaana Mere Babu O Daftar Na Jaana  (Chhoti Bhabhi) (1950) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Qamar Jalaalabaadi, MD – Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

na jaana

na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
mere dil ne tujhe pukaara
o babu zara ruk jaana..aa ho
babu zara ruk jaana
na jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana

tu daftar jaaye babu to mera dil na lagey
ho
ho mera dil na lagey
tu daftar jaaye babu to mera dil na lagey
ho
ho mera dil na lagey
ho dil na lagey
ho dil na lagey
hum ghar mein rahen akele
hum ghar mein rahen akele
na ji na na na
o na ji na na na
na jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana

tu file le ke chala to pyaar mera rone laga
ho
to pyaar mera rone laga
tu file le ke chala to pyaar mera rone laga
ho
to pyaar mera rone laga
ho rone laga
ho rone laga
meri aankh mein aansoo aaye
meri aankh mein aansoo aaye
chhalak gaya paimaana
na jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana

kyun kaisi mili hai biwi sunaaye ga ga ke
ho
rijhaaye ga ga ke
kyun kaisi mili hai biwi sunaaye ga ga ke
ho
rijhaaye ga ga ke
ho ga ga ke
ho ga ga ke
kyun kaisa laga hai gaana
kyun kaisa laga hai gaana
zara ye farmaana
na jaana
na jaana na jaana mere babu
o daftar naa jaana
na jaana

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

ना जाना

ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
मेरे दिल ने तुझे पुकारा
ओ बाबू ज़रा रुक जाना॰॰आ हो
बाबू ज़रा रुक जाना
ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना

तू दफ्तर जाये बाबू तो मेरा दिल ना लगे
हो
हो मेरा दिल ना लगे
तू दफ्तर जाये बाबू तो मेरा दिल ना लगे
हो
हो मेरा दिल ना लगे
हो दिल ना लगे
हो दिल ना लगे
हम घर में रहें अकेले
हम घर में रहें अकेले
ना जी ना ना ना
ओ ना जी ना ना ना
ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना

तू फाइल ले के चला तो प्यार मेरा रोने लगा
हो
तो प्यार मेरा रोने लगा
हो रोने लगा
हो रोने लगा
मेरी आँख में आँसू आए
मेरी आँख में आँसू आए
छलक गया पैमाना
ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना

क्यूँ कैसी मिली है बीवी सुनाये गा गा के
हो
हो रिझाये गा गा के
क्यूँ कैसी मिली है बीवी सुनाये गा गा के
हो
हो रिझाये गा गा के
हो गा गा के
हो गा गा के
क्यूँ कैसा लगा है गाना
क्यूँ कैसा लगा है गाना
ज़रा ये फरमाना
ना जाना
ना जाना ना जाना मेरे बाबू
ओ दफ्तर ना जाना
ना जाना


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Blog Day :

4700 Post No. : 16395

“Pyaar Ki Manzil”(1950) was directed by Keki Mistry for Superteam Federal Productions, Bombay. The movie had Munawwar Sultana, Rehman, Gope, Kamal, Pratima devi, Ramesh Sinha, Seeta Bose, Niranjan Sharma, Jankidas, Roohi, Devaskar, Fazloo, Bheemji, Maqbool, Hari Bhai, Altaf etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the seventh song from “Pyaar Ki Manzil”(1950) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by S D Batish. Shewan Rizvi 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.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Audio link:

Song-Kehti hain tere pyaaar ki mujhse kahaaniyaan (Pyaar Ki Manzil) (1950) Singer-S D Batish, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

kehti hain tere pyaar ki
mujhse kahaaniyaan
kehti hain tere pyaar ki
mujhse kahaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan
barbaad hoke reh gayeen
donon jawaaniyaan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan

daaman bahaar kaa mere haathon se chhut gayaa aaa
chaman mera lut gayaa aa aa
mera lut gayaa
daaman bahaar kaa mere haathon se chhut gayaa aaa
chaman mera lut gayaa aa aa
mera lutt gayaa
dil se lagaaye baithhaa hoon teri nishaaniyaan
dil se lagaaye baithhaa hoon teri nishaaniyaan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan

taarey wohi hain chaand wohi wohi raat hai
magar gham ki baat hai ae
gham ki baat hai
taarey wohi hain chaand wohi wohi raat hai
magar gham ki baat hai ae
gham ki baat hai
ek tu naheen jo tujhse kahoon ye kahaaniyaan
ek tu naheen jo tujhse kahoon ye kahaaniyaan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan

guzrey huye dinon ko main aawaaz doon kahaan
miltaa nahin nishaan aan
milta nahin nishaan
guzrey huye dinon ko main aawaaz doon kahaan
miltaa nahin nishaan aan
milta nahin nishaan
aa jaa ke keh rahaa hoon main
teri kahaaniyaan
aa jaa ke keh rahaa hoon main
teri kahaaniyaan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan
teri nishaaniyaan aan
teri nishaaniyaan


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