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Blog Day : 4235 Post No. : 15445

Hearty Greetings to all readers, on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri-2020. On this day, I present a special song. Today’s song is actually not a song in the usual sense, but it is “Shiv Stuti”, rendered by Geeta Dutt, Badrinath Vyas and Chorus, in the film Har Har Mahadev-1950.

Har Har Mahadev-50 was a special movie. It achieved the status of a “Flag Bearer”, for Mythological films to be made in the coming decade of the 50s. It is not that Religious films were not made earlier. In fact, right from 1931 onwards such Dharmik films were being made. However, subsequently, when a variety of Genres came to the films, these movies lagged behind. The first attempt of reviving the religious films came when film Ram Rajya-43 became a Hit film, but in the 40s Stunt films dominated, so this chance subsided. Next when Har Har Mahadev became an extremely successful film, the religious films got a realm boost.

If you look at the type of films made in the 40s and 50s, you will notice a clear shift of the tastes of Indian film audience. The decade of the 30s was of the novelty of Talking films, so people saw whatever was offered to them. But by the 40s, the Industry had become a bubbly young one and films were made as per the budgets available, tastes of the audience and lastly on the choice of the producers.

The first half of the 40s was affected by second world war. This decade brought a new class of investors/financers, who had made easy money ( read Black money) in the war period. They were ready to invest/finance in film making, but their motto was “less investment and more profits”. To achieve this, the only way was to make a C grade stunt/action film. Thus, in this decade, there was a whole lot of C grade films, consisting of Stunt/Action films, Costume dramas, Magic based imaginary films and the likes of their ilk. These films could be made in less money ( according to Bhagwan Dada, a stunt film was made in about 30 to 50 thousand rupees only) and almost at a guaranteed profit of sizable percentage. Thus, so many such films were made that we can label the 40s as ‘the decade of stunt films’. During 1941 to 1950, approximately 210 stunt/action and similar films were made, giving a rough average of 21 films per year, for 10 continuous years !

Mythological/Religious films were being made from 1931 itself. They tried to give them a competition. Though only 80 such films were made in the 40s – 1941 to 1950 – two Block Busters from this religious film genre, gave lot of hopes to makers of such films. One was Ram Rajya-1943 and the other was Har Har Mahadev-1950. In fact, the extra ordinary success of Har Har Mahadev was so encouraging, that producers turned again to making Religious films in the next decade. The cost of making a religious film was much more than producing a C grade stunt film, but the turn over and profit was also many times more than the stunt films. The audience of religious films was mainly from Middle class society, who was now earning enough money to see films.

Due to higher cost of production religious films did not have the same number of films produced in the 50s decade. However 125 films were made from 1951 to 1960, giving an average of 12 films per year or 1 film per month for 10 continuous years. In this period the stunt/action film production diminished considerably – slowly walking towards a natural death of this Genre in due course ! The decade was crowded with Musical, Social and Comedy films. Even religious films provided good songs and music, as against stunt films-where it was non existent. The audience taste spurned the Stunt/action films and those producers too turned to producing religious social, musical and comedy films.

In this process, Har Har Mahadev-50 played a major role. Not only the story, acting, direction and production values were good but its music also played a stellar role ( after Ram Rajya-1943), in reviving the wave of religious films. The credit goes to its Music Director, Avinash Vyas (21-7-12 to 20-8-84). He was comparatively new. It was his just the 5th film. Starting with Mahasati Anusuya-43, he did Lehri Badmash-44, Krishna Bhakta Bodana-44 and Gunsundari-48 till then.

The success of Har Har Mahadev-50 was also due to excellent song lyrics by Ramesh Shastri ( 2-8-1935 to 30-4-2010). He was from village Diyor, Bhavnagar dist .in Gujarat. He went to Benares to study and completed Visharad (equivalent to B.A.). He came back to Ahmedabad and studied in St. Xavier’s college. He did his Ph.D in Sanskrit. He served in Ayurvedic colleges of Bhavnagar, Baroda and Ahmedabad.

When Raj Kapoor advertised for songs for his new film, Barsat, Ramesh Shastri responded with his songs and RK selected his song-“Hawa mein udta jaayen mera laal dupatta mal mal ka”, which became an instant hit and very popular too. Same year he also wrote songs for films Ram Vivah, Shaadi ke baad and Usha Haran. In 1950, he wrote 5 songs for film Har Har Mahadev. One song by Geeta Dutt, “Kankar kankar se main poochhoon, Shankar mera kahan hai” became famous and popular. After this he wrote for his last film Jai Mahakali-51 and stopped film activity.

He retired in 1990. Though Raj Kapoor called him several times, he was not interested in films or settling in Bombay and hence he declined every time. He wrote several Bhajans in Hindi and Gujarati, under the pen name of ” Ram Sharan”. These were broadcast over A.I.R. and Radio Ceylon regularly. He suffered from Cerebral palsy and was handicapped for last 10 years. He died on 30-4-2010).

The lead pair for the film Har Har Mahadev-50 was Trilok Kapoor and Nirupa Roy. After this film both became very famous as Shankar and Parvati. They did 18 films together- all religious films. Trilok Kapoor was born at Multan on 3-3-1882 and was educated at Peshawar. He went to Bombay to join his brother. He got his first film CHAR DARVESH-1933. He went to Calcutta and did some films there. He also worked as assistant to Director Hem Chandra. In the 40s and 50s, His patent role was that of Mahadev. He did 7 films in a row for this role and in all those films Nirupa Roy was Parvati. (However, no one could ever beat the divine pair of Ram and Seeta enacted by Shobhana Samarth and Prem Adib in Ram Rajya-1943).

Trilok Kapoor did about 120 films His last film was a TV film Akanksha, which was released after his death on 23-9-1989.

As per HFGK, Trilok Kapoor the actor sang 1 solo in Aaj ki Duniya and 5 duets in Raja Rani-42. After this there are no songs on his name.

NIRUPA ROY she was a versatile actress. To prove my point, I repeat here what I had said about her few years back. Nirupa Roy (4-1-1931 to 13-10-2004) was an enigma of Hindi Cinema. An ordinary lower middle class housewife turned into an actress due to a need to survive. Funny thing was that it was her husband who had visited the studio to get a job as an actor and the studio selected his wife instead ! Nirupa Roy who acted in over 250 movies has been variously branded as a Goddess of Mythological films, a suffering wife of a poor farmer, a troubled housewife of social films, an acclaimed quintessential mother of Bollywood and even a Stunt film actress !

She has been a Heroine in 110 films, a mother in over 50 films, has been a Goddess in 50 Mythological films, a suffering wife in over 30 films and a Stunt girl in about 8 films. She sang Bhajans, romantic songs, Comedy songs, qawalis, sad songs and peasant folk songs on the screen.

She changed her Heros like “Badalate huye saathi”. She did 18 films with Trilok Kapoor ( 50-65), 12 films with Balraj Sahni ( 53-72), 16 films with P.Jairaj ( 53-78), and 21 films with Ashok Kumar ( 56-89). She was Amitabh’s mother in 12 films and stunt Girl in 8 films. She even wrote a popular film song for film Samrat Chandragupta-58 ( Mujhe dekh chaand sharmaye – Lata).

I had seen this film,not once but many times.it was full of trick scenes and It had become a cult film. Trilok Kapoor,who acted the part of lord Shiva was rumoured to have a real snake around his neck during the film shooting. Nirupa Roy who played the role of Uma,was quite scared of snakes and it became a problem. Finally,an artificial snake was used,when their joint shots were shot.

HAR HAR MAHADEV-1950 was produced and directed by Jayant Desai under the banner of Jayant Desai Production. With this one film alone Jayant Desai became a millionnaire in those days.

It was also the FIRST film where the pair of Trilok Kapoor and Nirupa Roy became a hit as Shankar-Parvati and they played this role in 6 subsequent films.
This is a story, when Tarakasur, the king of demons invades the land of gods, to avenge the insult meted out to his mother by Indra. Tarakasur wins the war and all Gods are kept in captivity-including the offender Indra.

Lord Vishnu and Bramhadev know, only Lord Shiva can defeat Tarakasur but he is in Tapascharya(Meditation). Kamdev is sent to lure Shiva from his meditation, but Shiva is so angry that, opening his Third Eye, he burns Kamdev. Now only Uma, the daughter of king Himalaya can save the world. Uma(Nirupa Roy) starts penance to propitiate Shiva(Trilok Kapoor).

Due to her earnest Bhakti and devotion, Shiva relents and breaks his Meditation. Shiva and Uma get Married and later lord shiva destroys Tarakasur, releasing all the Gods.

On this auspicious day of Mahashivratri, the marriage of Shiv-Parvati is solemnised in the midnight.

Film Munimji-55 has a very nice song depicting the marriage details. It is also posted in this blog, already.

Today (21 February 2020), on this auspicious day of Maha Shivratri – when Lord Shiv ji weds Devi Parvati, here is Shiv Stuti from film Har Har Mahadev-50. Jai Mahadev !

Editor’s note– The lyrics are in Sanskrit. Our knowledgeable readers are requested to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics.


Song-Shiv stuti (Har Har Mahadev)(1950) Singers-Geeta Roy, Badrinath Vyas, MD-Avinash Vyas

Lyrics

jai gangadhar
har har jay Girijadheesha
har jay Girijadheesha
twamam paalay nityam
twamam paalay nityam
kripya jagdeesha
har har har mahadev

kailashe giri shikhare
kalpdramvipine
?? kalpdramvipine
gunjati madhukar punje
gunjati madhukar punje
kunjavane gahne

tasmilalitsudeshe sheela manirachita
?? sheela manirachita
?? deshi sheela
tanmadhye harnikate
tanmadhye harnikate
gauri ??
har har har mahadev

vibudhvadhu bahu nrityat ?? karitam
?? karitam
kinnar gaayan kurute
kinnar gaayan kurute
sapt swar rachitam

?? mridang vaadyate
har mridang vaadyate
kuru kuru lalitam venum
kuru kuru lalitam venum
madhuram naatayate
har har har mahadev
har har har mahadev

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Devnagri script lyrics
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जय गंगाधर हर हर जय गिरिजाधीशा ।
हर जय गिरिजाधीशा ।
त्वं मां पालय नित्यं
त्वं मां पालय नित्यं कृपया जगदीशा॥
हर हर हर महादेव

कैलासे गिरिशिखरे
कल्पद्रमविपिने ।
हर कल्पद्रमविपिने ।
गुंजति मधुकर पुंजे
गुंजति मधुकर पुंजे
कुंजवने गहने ॥

? ललितसुदेशे शीला मणिरचिता ।
हर शीला मणिरचिता ।
तन्मध्ये हरनिकटे
तन्मध्ये हरनिकटे गौरी उपवीता ? ॥
हर हर हर महादेव

विबुद्धवधू बहु नृत्यत ?? करितम
हर ?? करितम ।
किन्नर गानम कुरुते
किन्नर गानम कुरुते सप्त स्वर रचितम ॥

?? मृदंग वाध्यते ।
हर मृदंग वाध्यते ।
कुरु कुरु ललिता वेणुम
कुरु कुरु ललिता वेणुम
मधुरम नाट्यते ॥
हर हर हर महादेव
हर हर हर महादेव


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Blog Day : 4227 Post No. : 15434

“Bheeshm Pratigya”(1950) was directed by Vasant Rao Painter for Vishal Chitra, Bombay. This mythological movie had Nargis, Shahu Modak, Mishra, Mahipal, Poornim, Nimbalkar, H Prakash, Kamalkant, Moti Beena, Kumar, Meenakshi, Kusum Thaakar etc in it.

The by now obscure movie had seven obscure songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Bheeshm Pratigya”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Manohar Khanna is the lyricist. Music is composed by S K Pal.

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


Song-Dhal gaya aasha ka sooraj (Bheeshm Pratigya)(1950) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Manohar Lal Khanna, MD-S K Pal

Lyrics

Dhal gaya
aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
aasha ka sooraj
dhal gaya

dhal gaya aa aasha ka sooraj
jeewan jyoti bujh gayi ee
bujh gayi ee
bujh gayi ee
aankhon mein aansoo reh gaye
ik jalti nishaani pyaar ki
pyaar ki
dhal gaya aa aasha ka sooraj
dhal gaya

jeewan mein aaya thha basant
ik pal ko
ik kshan ke liye
patjhad phir aisa aa gaya
ik ghor udaasi chhaa gayee
chhaa gayee
dhal gaya aa aasha ka sooraj
dhal gaya

kitne sunahre sapne thhe
kitni suhaani neend thhi
aaye nahin phir laut ke
wo din mere ae
raaten meri
raaten meri
dhal gaya aa aasha ka sooraj
dhal gaya

soojhe na koi raasta
jaaun kidhar
jaaun kahaan
soojhe na koi raasta
jaaun kidhar
jaaun kahaan
chaaron disha mein aag lagi hai
chaaron dishaaon mein aag hai
meri chita aa jalti huyi
jalti huyi
dhal gaya aa aasha ka sooraj
jeewan jyoti bujh gayee
bujh gayee
bujh gayee
dhal gaya aa aasha ka sooraj
dhal gaya


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.

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4248

Today’s song is from a Mythological film of 1950, based on the early life of the popular God – Krishna. The film is Janmashtami-1950.

1950 was the last year of the decade of 1940s. This was a period when young Independent India was looking for its own identity. It was those times when the New World was beginning to influence the social structure of Indians. The joint family system was still in vogue. Almost every home had senior old people and they were the guiding lights for the younger generation. Men who were blooming into their youth, were a confused lot. They were caught between old customs and the call of the New World ways. Nehru’s socialism still attracted the majority and Democracy was sending its roots deeper into the grounds.

Ours was also a big joint family. With a sizeable number of senior old family members, religious atmosphere was maintained in the family. After the Prakash Pictures film “Ram Rajya”-43, the trend for the older people was to see every religious film that came calling. Having a guaranteed and assured audience, film makers became enthusiastic in producing Mythological films. The Holy Hindu books like Ramayan and Mahabharat and stories from 18 Puranas provided ample source material to make films. Religious films were also cheaper to make. The did not need any famous stars, famous directors or popular Music Directors of social films.

Like Stunt films, religious films too had fixed stars as actors, specialist Directors, Music Directors and Lyricists who were in demand for such films. Right from older actors like Prem Adeeb and Trilok Kapoor to newer actors like Bharat Bhushan and Manhar Desai, from Shobhana Samarth and Meena kumari to Nirupa Roy and Anita Guha and from Shankar Rao vyas and H C Bali to Avinash Vyas and S N Tripathi – a whole range of artistes were ready to carry the torch further. This automatically increased the number of Mythological and religious films made in the decade of 50’s (1951-1960) to an astounding figure of 124 films in the 10 year period. This worked out to at least 1 new film every month for 10 continuous years.

My liking and love for such films developed in this period. I was about 10 year old in 1950 and I had been chosen to act as a Male “Chaperone” to accompany the group of family oldies going to see such religious film. I liked the bright costumes and trick scenes in these films. This also imbibed in me to study our Vedas and other religious books to know more about the religion. This study and knowledge helped me a lot in in charting my career and family journey, in life.

According to scriptures, there were 10 Avatars or incarnations of God on this earth in various forms. Out of these, the characters of Ram and Krishna attained cult status. No wonder, most films were made in this Genre on stories about these two. Ram appeared on this earth first in Treta Yug, followed by Krishna in Dwapar Yug. In my opinion, Krishna is a more popular God than Ram. Ram depicted the model of a common Prince, without any super powers. He taught us righteousness, sticking to Justice and doing good all times. Ironically, in Ram’s total life, he suffered in more number of years than he ever enjoyed.

Krishna, Hero of many legends was with qualities like Love and Playfulness. He taught us how to be street smart. His philosophy was to use any means to achieve Goals. The common man has respect for Shri Ram, but he loves Krishna. On a cursory count, I found that more films are made on stories involving krishna than Ram. That is because, the common man feels that krishna teaches us how to live in today’s world and tackle bad people.

Film Janmashtami-50 depicts Krishna’s early life in Gokul and Mathura, till he goes to Dwaraka. The film is full of little Krishna’s antics. The role of young Krishna is done by Rajkumar khatri. He actually makes his Debut in films, with this movie. This actor Rajkumar is one of the ” Same Name Confusion” actors.

There were in all 5 Raj kumars in the industry at the same time. The first was Kannada Hero Dr. Rajkumar. However, he never worked in any Hindi film, so no confusion about him.The second was the famous Dialogue master Raaj kumar ‘Jaani’. Third was Rajkumar Gupta ( from Ranchi), who was the main character in popular film Jagriti-54. He never worked again in any film. Fourth was Raj(u) Kumar, a junior artist, who did minor roles- mostly uncredited-in films like Shri 420-55, Jagte Raho-56. Dilli ka Thug-58, Aaj aur kal-63, Ziddi-64 etc etc..The fifth was this Rajkumar, who mostly worked in Religious and Mythological films. His name was Rajkumar Khatri.

Rajkumar Khatri may have been born in or around 1940. He started as a child artiste in films like Janmashtami-50, Jai Mahakali-51 and Insaan-52. His first film as an adult was Shuk Rambha-53, in which he did the role of young Shukdev. He was a fine actor, not extraordinary, but there was something special about his screen presence. Apart from his boyish looks, he had an unspoken charm and emanated an inherent goodness. In his second film “Tulsidas”-54 he did the role of Shri Ram. He was hardly 15-16 year old then. This must be the youngest and most boyish looking Shri Ram ever seen on the screen !

Rajkumar khatri acted in 61 films, mostly Religious and Mythological films (47 to be precise). Not that he did not work in any social films, but such films were less. He was seen in films like Sautela Bhai-62, Aaj aur kal-63, Ustadon ke ustad-63, Ziddi-64, Nai umer ki nai fasal-65 etc etc. Due to his young looks, boyish face and innocent looks, he was generally given roles of younger brother. As Laxman, he acted in 7 films. His last film was probably Chintamanee Soordas-87.

In mid 80s, when films offers became scarce, he joined Prakash Mehra as an assistant. He used to live in Chembur. He was known as Chhota Rajkumar in the industry. He worked with Prakash mehra for a long time, as Assistant Director and as also his P.A. Reportedly, he died in September 2014. No further information on him was available.

Film Janmashtami-50 was made by Hindustan Chitra and it was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt. Lyricist was Bharat Vyas and all the 9 songs of the film were composed by the talented but less known Music Director Shyam Babu Pathak. Shyam Babu Pathak is not a very well known name among Music Directors. He is one of those artistes, who had the talent and a will to do hard work, but Luck did not support him. This resulted in his remaining with unknown banners and B and C grade films. His career spanned from 1938 to 1965 – a period of 27 years in which he composed music for just 29 films and his 1 film remained unreleased.

Shyam Babu Pathak was born in 1908 at Gwalior. His music tuition started when he was just 7 years old. He studied in Madhav Sangeet Vidyalaya, under Rajabhaiyya Poonchhwale, Narayan Gupte and Bhatkhande etc. He became an excellent singer and was invited by several Royal houses all over India, for singing. Even V D Paluskar had blessed him. Strangely, though a good singer, he never sang a song in any film.

While touring all over India for Music Mehfils, he learnt many folk songs and tunes. This actually prompted him to join films as a composer. His first film was Royal Commander-1938 – a B grade Costume drama film made by Vishnu Cinetone. In his first film, for just 9 songs, he used as many as 6 different singers. Minimum songs had been his specialty. This was a novelty in the 30s, when the norm was of an average of 12 to 15 songs each film.

V M Vyas of Vishnu Cinetone, was impressed with him and he gave him many films. He got Rani saheba-40, Torpedo-40, Samsheerbaz-40, Malan-42 and Ghar sansar-42. He gave good songs sung by Kalyani, Sardar Akhtar and Kajjan. In Lajwanti-42, his songs were light and comedy type. By now, he had become a confirmed Stunt/action and B/C grade composer. Pyara watan-42,Double face-46 were such films. Double face was Indivar’s first film.

Black Market-47, Namak-47, krishna Sudama-47 and Kismatwali-47 were not much helpful. Takdirwale-48 with Ramprasad, Imtihan-49 and Ret Mahal-49 led him to film Jeet-49 with Anil Biswas. Actually,it seems Anil Biswas took over when Pathak left the film halfway.

After Janmashtami-50 and Achha ji-50, came Preet ka geet-50.Famous poet Harikrishna Premi wrote the songs, which were sung by Mukesh, Geeta and Johra. Next film Hamari Duniya-52 had good Lata songs. Meanwhile his film Parda remained unreleased. In the last phase of his career, came Sapna-52, Vanraj-52, Bombay Central-60 and finally, film Mehbooba-65 closed his career.

Shyam Babu Pathak died of heart attack in Bombay on 23-11-1980.

Today’s song is a lovely song, sung by Amirbai Karnataki. With this song, film Janmashtami-1950 makes its Debut here.

Song-Murliwaale Ghanshyam mujhe apni bana lo na (Janmaashtmi)(1950) Singer-Amirbai Karnataki, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Shyam Babu Pathak

Lyrics

Murliwaaale Ghanshyam
aaaaam

Murliwale Ghanashyam aam
mujhe apni bana lo na
Murliwale Ghanashyam aam
mujhe apni bana lo na
apni bana lo naa aa
mujhe apni bana lo na
ho o o
Murliwale Ghanashyam aam
mujhe apni bana lo na

nain jyot se karoon aarti
ujaalon ka deep jalaaye
nain jyot se karoon aarti
ujaalon ka deep jalaaye
aao na der lagaao Muraari
jiya mora akulaaye
aao na der lagaao Muraari
jiya mora akulaaye
Murliwale Ghanashyam aam
mujhe apni bana lo na

tan man arpan karoon charan mein
thhukraao na naaath
tan man arpan karoon charan mein
thhukraao na naaath
is dukhiyaa ki laaj Kanhaiyya
?? tumhaare haath
is dukhiyaa ki laaj Kanhaiyya
?? tumhaare haath
Murliwale Ghanashyam aam
mujhe apni bana lo na
Murliwale Ghanashyam aam
mujhe apni bana lo na
apni bana lo naa aa
mujhe apni bana lo na
ho o o
Murliwale Ghanashyam aam
mujhe apni bana lo na


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Blog Day : 4100 Post No. : 15247

“Raaj Mukut”(1950) was directed by Nanubhai Vakil for Mohan Pictures, Bombay. This Costume drama movie had Nimmi, Veena, Jairaj, Ram Singh, Sapru, Mishra, Gulab, Ramesh sinha, Ramesh Thakur, Jankidas, Baby Tabassum etc in it.

This movie had eleven songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

The story of the movie, as goven by our beloved inhouse encyclopaedia Mr Arunkumar Deshmukh is as follows:

Film Raaj Mukut-50 story was about a Prince who is more interested in doing social service for the poor and down trodden ( and a love affair with the Village Mukhiya’s daughter) than getting crowned legitimately. So he disappears and goes to a village, to do what he always wanted to do, but could not do so far.

He learns that his younger brother, crowned after the deliberate false rumour of the prince- was perpetrating tyranny on kingdom’s people and also arrested his own parents and jailed them. His blood boils and he enters the capital incognito, along with his girlfriend and others. There is a fighting and the younger brother is killed. The King and Queen are released. The prince becomes the King and his girlfriend becomes his Queen. Clap, Clap !

On this occasion, here is a rare song from “Raaj Mukut”(1950). HFGK mentions this song as sung by Shamshad Begam. On listning to the song, we can detect an uncredited male voice as well. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify this voice.

Bharat Vyas is the lyricist of this light hearted song. Pt Govindram is the music director.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this fun song. The song appears to be a dance song or a roadside tamasha kind of a song to me.

Today 9 october 2019 happens to be the 4100th day for the blog. A century of a different kind for the blog.

This rare song was uploaded by our own Gajendra Khanna. What a delightful song it is ! Fit to be covered on the special occasion viz 4100th day of the blog.


Song-O paltan waale jamaadaar jee (Raaj Mukut)(1950) Singers-Shamshad Begam, Unknown male voice, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

o o
o paltan waale jamaadaar jee ee
oy hamen bhi bharti kar le apne topekhaane mein
oy hamen bhi bharti kar le apne topekhaane mein

o o
o vardiwaale jamaadaar jee ee
oy jamaadaar jee
jamaadaar jee
hoye
oy hamen bhi bharti kar le apne topekhaane mein
oy hamen bhi bharti kar le apne topekhaane mein

chham chham chham chham chham chham baaje
paayal ki jhankaar
aaha paayal ki jhankaar
chham chham chham chham chham chham baaje
paayal ki jhankaar
mere roop ke aage uthhe na
dushman ki talwaar
mere roop ke aage uthhe na
dushman ki talwaar
badon badon ko bech aaun main
jaake beech baazaar sipahiya
jaake beech baazaar
ham sa milega kaun sipaahi tujhe zamaane mein
oy ham sa milega kaun sipaahi tujhe zamaane mein
hoy jamaadaar jee
hoy hamen bhi bharti kar le apne topekhaane mein
hoy hamen bhi bharti kar le apne topekhaane mein

mohe sipahiya de de naukri
o tohe joru mil jaaye gori gori
oy gori gori
mohe sipahiya de de naukri
o tohe joru mil jaaye gori gori
tu jaana us’se milne
raaton ko chori chori
tu jaana us’se milne
raaton ko chori chori
main doongi tera pahra
main doongi tera pahra
kamariya mein baandh ke talwaar
kamariya mein baandh ke talwaar
le baandh le talwaar
le baandh le talwaar
o gori baandh le talwaar

baandh ke talwaar main jaaun shahar ke thaane mein
baandh ke talwaar main jaaun shahar ke thaane mein
oy shahar ke thaane mein
hamen bhi bharti kar le apne topekhaane mein
hamen bhi bharti kar le apne topekhaane mein

o o
o paltan waale jamaadaar jee ee
oy hamen bhi bharti kar le apne topekhaane mein
oy hamen bhi bharti kar le apne topekhaane mein


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Blog Day : 4053 Post No. : 15182

“Dolti Naiyya”(1950) was directed by Mirza Musharraf for Shaan e Hind pictures, Bombay. This social movie had Nigar Sultana, Sham Dulaari, Amarnath, S Mazhar, Cuckkoo, Veena Kohli, Sabodhani, Pratima Malhotra, Laxmi, Sikandar, Sharief Mirza, Jleel A, Bhudo adwani, Mukri, Ameer Ali, Munshi Munaqqa, Mirza Musharraf etc in it.

“Dolti Naiyya”(1950) had ten songs in it that were penned by eight lyricists.

One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Dolti Naiyya”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt (then Roy). Prakash B A is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ram Prasad.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song. It sounds like a club dance song to me.


Song-Zara dil ko lagaana sambhaal ke (Dolti Naiyya)(1950) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Prakash B A, MD-Ramprasad

Lyrics

zara dil ko
haan zara dil ko lagaana sambhaal ke re ae
koi dilbar banaana banaana
ho koi dilbar banaana dekh bhaal ke
ho dekh bhaal ke
dil ki keemat hai dil
de ke dil
dil se mil
rakh le haathon pe dil ko nikaal ke
ho o o
rakh le haathon pe dil ko nikaal ke
koi dilbar banaana dekh bhaal ke
ho dekh bhaal ke

dil hai bhola naadaan nahin
isko pahchaan tu
bikta hai muft bina maal ke
dil hai bhola naadaan nahin
isko pahchaan tu
bikta hai muft bina maal ke
ho o bina maal ke
haan bina maal ke
ho o o
koi dilbar banaana banaana
ho koi dilbar banaana dekh bhaal ke
ho dekh bhaal ke

dil ko
ho dil ka jaadu balam
o bole meethhi sargam
ho bole meethhi sargam
gamapadha
pa ga ma
dha ni sa ri ni sa
ni dha pa ma dha ni pa

rakh de saath mein duniya ko dhaal ke
o o o
rakhde saath mein duniya ko dhaal ke
koi dilbar banaana dekh bhaal ke
ho dekh bhaal ke
zara dil ko lagaana sambhaal ke re ae
koi dilbar banaana banaana
ho koi dilbar banaana dekh bhaal ke
ho dekh bhaal ke
zara dil ko lagaana sambhaal ke re ae
koi dilbar banaana banaana
ho koi dilbar banaana dekh bhaal ke


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Blog Day : 4052 Post No. : 15181

“Guru Dakshina”(1950) was produced by Rajasthan Studios, Bombay. This is all the detail that is mentioned about this movie in HFGK.

According to HFGK, the movie had at least eight songs in it, and perhaps more. One song from the movie has been covered in the psst.

Here is the second song from the movie. According to HFGK, it is sung by Prempal. Music is composed by Pt Lachchiram. Mr Deepak, a visitor of this blog and a record collector has mentioned Gulab, Prempal and Krishna Rane as the actors in this movie in a comment in YT. He also mentions Saarshaar Saliaani as the lyricist.

I thought that Prempal must be a male actor. But on listening to this song, it appears that Prempal was a lady. And going by the star cast mentioned by Mr Deepak, this song was picturised on Prempal herself.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on this singer, who makes her debut in the blog with this song.


Song-Bedard zamaana kya jaane kyun dard ke maare rote hain (Guru Dakshina)(1950) Singer-Prempal, Lyrics-Sarshar Sailaani, MD-Pt Lachchiram

Lyrics

bedard zamaana kya jaane
kyun dard ke maare rote hain
wo paas thhe lekin door huye
wo paas thhe lekin door huye
aashaaon ke darpan choor huye
ab hook jigar mein uthhti hai
aur nain humaare rote hain
bedard zamaana kya jaane
kyun dard ke maare rote hain

manjhdhaar khiwaiyya chhod gaya
jeevan ka sahaara tod gaya
jeevan ka sahaara tod gaya
ummeed ki naiya doob gayi
hum baithh kinaare rote hain
bedard zamaana kya jaane
kyun dard ke maare rote hain
bedard zamaana kya jaane
kyun dard ke maare rote hain


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Blog Day : 4051 Post No. : 15180

Today’s song is from film Raj Mukut-50.

From the title itself one would know what type of film this could be. In our childhood we were fond of, first listening and then reading stories of Raja-Rani. As we grow older, this liking seems to have ended,but it is not so, in reality. Every adult has a child in him and the love for the Raja Rani stories is hiding behind the facade of other serious life matters of the adult age.

Precisely, this liking was identified by B and C grade action and costume filmmakers and films on Kings, Queens, the evil Vazier or the Army Chief, plus or minus the evil Magician were made. From the point of business, it was wise to make such films, because its Producers never suffered loss, where as failure of an A grade film invariably ruined the producer.

The simple reason was, the production cost, distribution cost, actors’ payments etc were very low and the income was very good. May be that was the reason, that even the big banners also sometimes or the other had made costume films about Kings and Queens etc.

Going by the film title list made by Hamraz ji, I found at least 43 films starting with Raaj – like Raaj Mukut, Raaj Tarang, Raaj Ratan, Raaj Nandini etc etc. There were 32 films having titles starting with Raja, like Raja Gopichand, Raja Harishchandra, Raja Vikram etc etc. Movie titles with Rani prefix were just 11 (Gender Bias ?).

Coming to the story of Raaj Mukut-50, it is no different than hundreds of its ilk. I wonder why are there story shortages in films ? Why do films have similar stories ? In the 40’s decade ,Master Bhagwan used just one story to make 11 action films. In later times, it was Nasir Hussain, who – starting with Tumsa Nahin Dekha-57 – used only one skeleton story for most of his films and what’s more surprising is that his most film were Hits.

While thinking about it, I found that, in 2004, a book called “Why we tell stories”, written by Christopher Booker was published. It is a book having 728 pages to be exact. The book says “There are only 7 (Seven) basic plots in the whole world. They are recycled again and again in Novels, movies, Plays and Operas. These are
1.Overcoming the Monster
2.Rags to riches
3.The quest
4.Voyage and return
5.Rebirth
6.Comedy and
7.Tragedy “.

After this book was published, there was a chaos and criticism started. ‘New York Times’ also jumped in. The author coolly replied to all points and stuck to his statements. If we look at Hindi films, I personally feel that what the author has said is true in our case. Only thing is that our film stories are always a clever mixture of all or some of the above points.

If we take a look at the cast of the film Raaj Mukut-50, we find some heavyweights like Veena, Jairaj, Nimmi, Sapru, Gulab, Janakidas, Baby Tabassum etc. The decade of the 50s started with the decline of old stalwarts of 30s and 40s, because of the rise of new generation of actors, actresses, directors, MDs and almost all departments of film making. Nimmi was a ‘ Black Sheep’ in this cast because she was from the newer generation rising star.May be she did this film to get well entrenched in the film industry. Moreover the banner was good and the other actors were well known too. Director Nanubhai Vakil was an expert veteran in costume and action film direction. The music was given by Gobindram, a respected name in the musical circles.

Baby Tabassum had debuted with film Nargis-46 ( released in 47). Tabassum – real name Kiran Bala Sachdev was born in 1944 in Mumbai to Ayodhyanath Sachdev, an Indian freedom fighter, and Asghari Begum, freedom fighter, journalist and an author. Her father named her Tabassum, keeping her mother’s religious sentiments in mind, while her mother kept her name Kiran Bala, keeping her father’s religious sentiments in mind. Her official name as per pre-marriage documents was Kiran Bala Sachdev.

Tabassum made her film debut as a child actor with Nargis (1947) followed by Mera Suhaag (1947), Manjhdhar (1947) and Bari Behen (1949). Later in Deedar (1951), directed by Nitin Bose, she played the childhood role of Nargis; the hit song Bachpan Ke Din Bhula Na Dena sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum was picturised on her. Also, in the next year, she appeared in another important film Baiju Bawra (1952) directed by Vijay Bhatt, where she appeared in the childhood role of Meena Kumari. After a gap, she reentered films in adult roles, working as a character actress.

She hosted the first talk show of Indian television, Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan, which ran for 21 years from 1972 to 1993. Produced by Doordarshan Kendra Mumbai, it was based on interviews of film celebrities and became immensely popular. This also led to a career as stage compere. She was also the editor of Grihalaxmi, a Hindi women’s magazine for 15 years and wrote many joke books.

In 1985, she directed, produced and wrote her first film, Tum Par Hum Qurban. In 2006, she returned to television, as an actress in Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam, produced by Rajshri Productions. She became a judge in a reality stand-up comedy show Ladies Special (2009) on Zee TV.

She continued to work as an interviewer for television and is currently doing a TV show on TV Asia USA and Canada titled Abhi Toh Main Jawaan Hoon based on the Golden Era of Hindi Cinema. Currently, she has launched her own channel on YouTube, titled “Tabassum Talkies” which consists of nostalgic talks, interviews of celebrities, shayaris, jokes and more.

She is married to Vijay Govil, elder brother of TV actor Arun Govil. Their son Hoshang Govil had brief career as a lead in three films Tum Par Hum Qurbaan (1985), which was produced and directed by Tabassum in which she introduced Johnny Lever for the first time on screen as a comedian. Kartoot (1987) and Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeah (1996) produced by Zee TV and directed by J Om Prakash (grandfather of Hritik Roshan). In 2009, her granddaughter Khushi (daughter of Hoshang) made her film debut with Hum Phir Mile Na Mile. ( courtesy- Wikipedia).

Tabassum is an actress of a kind who was an All rounder-not in body shape-(that she is in now!), who is the only one having succeeded in 5 different mediums of entertainment. Films,TV,Radio,Print Media and Stage. Here is a small note about her,as it appears on her Facebook page-

“Tabassum ,during her years as child star ,was dubbed by her fans ,the movie -industry and the media as “THE SHIRLY TEMPLE OF INDIA”.

FILMS

She made her debut at the age of two and half years, in 1946, in her first film –Famous Pictures “Nargis’.This film was produced by Baburao Pai ,directed by D.D.Kashyap ….“Nargis” starred the legendary Nargisji herself with Rehman ,Shahnawaz ,Alka ,Achrekar and BABY TABASSUM.

In a short span of about six years Tabassum chalked up a record of child artist roles in more than thirty films ,and she’s working in films even today with a total of more than 100 films to her credit.

TELEVISION

Tabassum was the first to start the movie- oriented T.V. series on Doordarshan (India’s Government owned Television channel) which started on October 2nd, 1972. On October 8th 1972 , she launched her famous series of film-personality interviews. The first person to be interviewed in these series , titled “PHOOL KHILE HAIN GULSHAN GULSHAN” was a veteran music director Naushad.

This programme ran continuously on Doordarshan for 21 years ..

Various cultural organizations ,audiences ,and the media in general even the then INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING MINISTER Mr. V.P.Sathe have dubbed Tabassum as THE T.V. QUEEN OF INDIA .

RADIO

Tabassum started on radio in 1946 with children programmes and did many other programmes regularly on All India Radio.
For 15 years from 1970 to 1985 Tabassum ran a regular radio programme of jokes on the commercial services of Radio Ceylon.The same programme was later switched also to Vividh Bharti where continued for many years. She is still doing programmes regularly on Vividh Bharti.

She was conferred the award of “JOKES QUEEN OF INDIA”.

AUTHORSHIP AND JOURNALISM

Tabassum has been writing Urdu poetry , jokes ,short stories since her childhood which were being regularly published in Urdu and Hindi magazines ,newspapers ,etc.

During her more than sixty four years long career in show business ,Tabassum has also written seven books of Jokes ,Poetry ,and Urdu shayris ,the first of which was published at the age of 17 years when she had just passed her matriculation examination. She did her B.A. in Urdu from Aligarh University.

For the past many years Tabassum has fitted also journalism into her over crowded schedule when she took over as editor of the large circulation of a Woman’s magazine GRIHA LAKSHMI which is published monthly from New Delhi since last 17 years.

STAGE

As Baby Tabassum , Filmland’s original child-star the Shirley Temple of India ,began to appear on stage shows since the tender age of three to four years.Over three decades ago she launched her own stage show unit named “TABASSUM HIT PARADE’.This stage entertainment unit has over the past three decades performed variety entertainment shows all over India and in almost every country of the world from U.S.A.and Canada to the United Kingdom and Europe ,the Middle east and Gulf countries to South-east Asia ,Singapore and the far east in Hong Kong ,China ,Taiwan and Japan.

Now she is busy in promoting a stage programme titled “Tabassum Bhajan Sandhya” in India and abroad as spiritual entertainment.

On May 8th 1995 various well known cultural organizations of India celebrated TABASSUM’S HALF CENTURY IN FILM INDUSTRY AND SHOW BUSINESS AND WAS LARGELY ATTENDED BY FILM AND OWN MEDIA PERSONALITIES INCLUDING THE PRESS. ”

Film Raaj Mukut-50 story was about a Prince who is more interested in doing social service for the poor and down trodden ( and a love affair with the Village Mukhiya’s daughter) than getting crowned legitimately. So he disappears and goes to a village, to do what he always wanted to do, but could not do so far.

He learns that his younger brother, crowned after the deliberate false rumour of the prince- was perpetrating tyranny on kingdom’s people and also arrested his own parents and jailed them. His blood boils and he enters the capital incognito, along with his girlfriend and others. There is a fighting and the younger brother is killed. The King and Queen are released. The prince becomes the King and his girlfriend becomes his Queen. Clap, Clap !

The film had 11 songs. 4 songs are already discussed. Today’s song is the 5th song. It is sung by Shamshad Begum, Amirbai, Rafi and another unknown male voice. Incidentally, Gobind Ram had a special affinity for Shamshad Begum. He gave music to 32 films and composed 302 songs. Out of these, he composed as many as 86 songs in 19 films for Shamshad Begum. I believe, he may be the music director who has most songs for Shamshad Begum- atleast percentage wise (28.4 %).


Song- Dil hai lagane ke liye (Raj Mukut)(1950) Singers- Amirbai Karnataki, Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD- Pt Gobind Ram
Amirbai Karnataki + Shamshad Begam
Rafi + Unknown male voice

Lyrics

dil hai lagaane ke liye
ise laga lo yahin kahin
aji ise laga lo yahin kahin

nahin nahin jee nahin nahin
nahin nahin jee nahin nahin

dil hai lagane ke liye
ise laga lo yahin kahin
aji ise laga lo yahin kahin

nahin nahin jee nahin nahin
nahin nahin jee nahin nahin

chaar dinon ki hai ye jawaani
chaar dinon ka khel
aji chaar dinon ka khel
chaar dinon ki hai ye jawaani
chaar dinon ka khel
khatkhat karti chali jaa rahi
jeewan ki ye rail
suno jee
jeewan ki ye rail
mauj manaa lo phir nahin kehna
haan
mauj manaa lo phir nahin kehna
dil ki baaten dil mein rahin
is dil ko laga lo yahin kahin

nahin nahin jee nahin nahin
nahin nahin jee nahin nahin

dil hai lagaane ke liye
ise laga lo yahin kahin
aji ise laga lo yahin kahin

jaante hain haal hum
majnu dil e barbaad ka
haan aan aan aan
haan aan
jaante hain haal hum
majnu dil e barbaad ka
aur ishq mein anjaam dekho
kya hua farhaad ka

aur ye barbaadi ka rasta hai
is par chalna nahin nahin
hoy ye barbaadi ka rasta hai
is par chalna nahin nahin

is dil ko lagaa lo yahin kahin
nahin nahin jee nahin nahin
nahin nahin jee nahin nahin

dil hai lagaane ke liye
ise laga lo yahin kahin
aji ise laga lo yahin kahin

honthon par hai naam tumhaara
soorat dil mein basi huyi
aeji soorat dil mein basi huyi
honthon par hai naam tumhaara
soorat dil mein basi huyi
tum chaaho na chaaho
ham hain prem jaal mein phansi huyi
ham prem jaal mein phansi huyi
duniya mein badnaam huyi hain
haay
duniya mein badnaam huyi hain
kya kya baaten hamne sahin
is dil ko laga lo yahin kahin

nahin nahin jee nahin nahin
nahin nahin jee nahin nahin

dil hai lagaane ke liye
ise laga lo yahin kahin
aji ise laga lo yahin kahin


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 : 4033 Post No. : 15155

Today’s song is from film Shri Ganesh Mahima aka Shri Krishna Vivah-1950.

Mythological films have been my weakness from the beginning. When I was around 10-12 years of age, I would be a very happy, willing and enthusiastic escort to family elders-especially ladies, going for a Bhakti Pradhan film. What I liked in these films was the trick scenes and fantastic costumes. later on I realised these films also provided lot of religious knowledge in the formative years.

Most mythological films were based on stories from Ramayan and Mahabharat. But many films were also using stories from various Puranas like Shiv Puran, Vishnu Puran etc. There was no dearth of such stories, what with 18 Puranas and 2 Epic books. Stories of Puranas etc have some hidden meanings, which one has to look for. Few years ago,in one of my posts, I had explained how the Dashavatars of Lord Vishnu were actually the story of evaluation of Life on Earth. The first avtar of Matsya( the fish) explains us how life on earth began in water.The second avtar of Koorma (the Tortoise) told us the development of Amphibians who started living on land and water. So on and so forth

In Tretayug, Shri Ram came and in Dwapar Yug, Shri Krishna was incarnated by Lord Vishnu. Shri Ram gave a lesson on how to be an ideal son, husband, friend and a King, but Krishna taught us how to be a street smart person and win over enemies skillfully. I feel in today’s times, Krishna is more relevant than Ram. Krishna also taught us how to be a happy person and enjoy everything.

Like religious stories , there is no shortage of Gods also, in our Religion. This is actually one of the plus points of Hinduism. Each community can and will have its own version of God. Many Gods, but basics are never compromised. Everyone knows there is only ONE GOD, having a different version to suit the worshipper. Examples are, Fishermen have God in the matters related to Sea and Tribals in forests worship Gods made of Wood. We all know that these are all symbols and God lives in our Hearts.

One can find stories of most popular Gods like Ram,Krishna, Ganesh, Hanuman, Shiv ji, Vishnu etc, but somehow the film world has ignored Bramha, Saraswati, Shani deo, Surya dev, Kartikeya etc. These are the Gods for whom even temples are few. Kartikeya (elder son of Shankar-Parvati) is worshipped in south as Kumara swami. These Gods do appear in some films for few minutes, but exclusive films on them are missing. Now that Mythology is present only on TV, such films have become rare these days.

Our Indian film makers will never fall short of subjects for their films. They can combine any stories and make a Hybrid film- like for example, Sindbad,Alibaba and Alladin-1965. They can give families and children to famous characters like Zimbo ka Beta, Alladin ki Beti etc. The worst molestation has been done to the famous character of Tarzan. He is combined with, Capt. Kishore, Delialah, King kong, Circus, Cobra, Gorilla, Hercules, Jadugar, jadui Chirag, Jalpari and a Fairy. Tarzan is provided with a Mehbooba, Beta and Beti. Tarzan has been sent to Delhi, Paristan, Fairyland and even in a wonder car. I feel pity for Edgar Rice Burrows who must tired of turning in his grave !!!

Film Shri Ganesh Mahima aka Shrikrishna Vivah-50 is also a combination of stories from Ganesh Puran and Bhagwat Puran. In Ganesh Puran, there is a story that once The Moon laughed at Ganesh. Ganesh was angry and he gave a curse to the Moon. Moon came on his knees and then the curse was modified that whosoever sees the Moon on only Ganesh Chaturthi night, will be falsely accused of theft. In our childhood there was a rumour that to ward off the false accusation of theft, if you throw stones on somebody’s house and he abuses you, then the curse disappears. Some naughty boys used to do this and get abuses profusely !

In Bhagwat Puran, the story of Shrikrishna’s marriage to Satyabhama is described. In this film,both these stories are interwoven skilfully. The story of this film, as noted by me in my diary, is thus……

Great and Miraculous powers are attributed to Shri Ganesh the benefactor of mortals as well as the immortals. Such a benign being was once laughed at by Chandra only to be cursed by him. Realising his folly, Chandra begged for forgiveness and the curse was modified by the merciful divinity to be effective only on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi. He ordained that anybody looking at the moon on that night will be a victim of false accusations.

It was on such a day that Shri Krishna unwittingly looked at the moon in the night and had to suffer the indignity of being falsely accused of theft of Syamantak Mani. This jewel was acquired by Satrajit, one of the Yadavas as a boon from God Sun. Shri Krishna had sent Narad to Satrajit expressing his desire to possess the Mani. The events took such a turn that there was circumstantial evidence against Shri Krishna who happened to be at the Chambers of Satrajit’s daughter Satyabhama, devotee of Lord Krishna on the night prior to Satrajits losing the Mani. Shri Krishna was shocked at such allegation made by Satrajit and Shatadhanva ( Another Yadava) who had been promised by Satrajit the hand of his daughter Satyabhama.

Shri Krishna took upon himself to find out the jewel and redeem it to its rightful owner only to clear himself of the allegation. A search party was organised which came across the dead body of Prasain, a carcass of lion and also the foot-prints of a bear blazing a new trail which when followed led the party to a cave. Shri Krishna went inside the cave telling the followers to wait at the cave entrance for seven days and if he did no return by then, to go back to Dwarka. Inside the cave Shri Krishna found the Syamantak Mani and also Jambuwanti, the daughter of the powerful bear king Jambuwant. There ensued a fight between Shri Krishna and Jambuwant lasting for twenty one days. The people at the entrance of the cave returned as per instruction after the seventh day. The duration of this fight gave Shatadhanva a real chance for villainy. He puts in an all over effort to win the hand of Satyabhama who would marry none but Shri Krishna. Jambuwant after losing the battle gave away his daughter in marriage and Syamantak Mani as dowry to Shri Krishna.

Coming to Dwarka, Shri Krishna returned the jewel to its rightful owner, Satrajit repented and made amends by giving away his daughter to Shri Krishna in marriage. Shatadhanva came to know of this alliance and made short work of the unsuspecting Satrajit and decamped with the Mani. Shri Krishna brought justice to the evil doer and the villain Shatadhanva fell a victim to his famous Sudershana Chakra.

The cast of the film was Mahipal, Meena Kumari, S N Tripathi, Moolchand, Dalapat, Amarnath etc. The film was made by Basant Pictures and directed by its owner, Homi Wadia. Music was by S N Tripathi. In the arena of Mythological, Historical and Religious films, from the 40s to the 60s, the names of Mahipal, Trilok kapoor, Manhar Desai, Prem Adib and Shahu Modak were taken frequently. Similarly,Jeevan as Narad was also popular. All the Heros were handsome and they had a sort of special glow on their faces. Each of them had a special style of portraying roles. Prem Adib was famous for his roles of Ram, Shahu Modak excelled as Shrikrishna with his mischievous smile. Trilok Kapoor means Bhagwan Shankar. Manhar Desai and Mahipal did a variety of roles of different Gods. While Manhar Desai was more active on Gujarati screen, Mahipal worked mainly in Hindi films. His repertoire of roles included films of Mythology, History, Costume and Folk Tales.

Mahipalchand Mahadevchand Bhandari was born in Jodhpur, Rajsthan on 24-11-1919. By 1941 he got his B.A. degree and he also started participating in Kavi Sammelans,with his poetry. His break in films came with Nazrana-42. The film was a flop, but he was employed for writing lyrics.

He acted in Ranjit’s Shankar Parvati-43, Andhon ki duniya-43, Rajkamal’s Maali-44, Narsinh Avatar-44, Banwasi-48, Daulat-49, and Bhishma pratidnya-50. Meantime,he wrote songs for films Aap ki sewa mein-47 and Adalat-48. He did few more films with Homi Wadia and then he started his fantasy films with Wadia. For this, he was trained in Fencing and Horse riding. He worked with Shakeela in 18 films-mostly costume films of C grade. He worked with Meenakumari (4 films), Nirupa Roy (4), Shyama (6), Anita Guha (11) etc

In the 50’s decade,which was the peak for Mythological films with 124 films, his 70 films were released.In the 60s,he did 33 films-including Navrang and finally he did 19 films from 71 to 83. He did total 143 films. Mahipal spent his retired life with family and friends. He died on 15-5-2005. ( Bio adapted from ‘Inhe na bhulana’ Gujarati book by Harish Raghuwanshi ji, with thanks)

Today’s song is sung by Geeta Roy. At this time, she was still new and trying to get hold in film industry. You will love the song and her fresh voice.


Video

Song-Taaron ke palne mein jhoole chaand hamaara re (Shree Ganesh Mahima)(1950) Singer- Geeta Roy, Lyrics- Anjum Jaipuri, MD- S N Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

taaron ke palne mein jhoole chaand hamaara re
chaaand hamaara re
taaron ke palne mein jhoole chaand hamaara re
chaand hamara re

raaja banke raaj karega
raaja ban ke raaj karega
kundan ban ke damkega
kundan ban ke damkega
laalon ka ye laal hamaara
chanda banke chamkega
chanda banke chamkega
sabki aankhon ka ujiyaara
praan sa pyaara re
chaand hamaara re ae
taaron ke palne mein jhoole chaand hamaara re
chaand hamaara re

ghar aangan mein mera munna
ghar aangan mein mera munna
khelega muskaayega
khelega muskaayega
meethhi meethhi baaton se ye sabka man bharmaayega
sabka man bharmaayega
aashaaon ka deepak hai ye
aankhon ka taara re
chaand hamaara re ae
taaron ke palne mein jhoole chaand hamaara re
chaand hamaara re

taaron ke palne mein jhoole chaand hamaara re
chaand hamaara re


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Blog Day : 3830 Post No. : 14837

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 31
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‘व’ – वो तो चुटकी में दिल लेके चलते हुये ॰ ॰ ॰

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याद ना जाये, बीते दिनों की. . .

So difficult it is to forget, the days that have gone by. Yes, you voice remains with us to be heard, just as a consolation.

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In a departure from the pattern in this series so far, today I am presenting an all male duet. As I was searching for a song starting with ‘व’, I came across this very interesting song from the 1950 film ‘Shaadi Ki Raat’. This one is a male-male duet in which Rafi Sb’s voice is accompanied by that of Raja Gul. And this made me think. I checked back on the songs posted so far in this series, only to find that I have only been posting male-female duets. Then, as I scanned the list of songs, I came across so many male-male duets. And I was asking myself – does that mean another series? I don’t know. Let’s wait and see.

This film has 12 songs listed as per HFGK, eight of which are penned by Sarshaar Sailaani, with other songwriters identified as Firoz, Surjeet and Nazim Panipati having contributed one song each. One song is unattributed as far as songwriter is concerned. Music is by Pt Gobind Ram. Two songs of this film are already showcased on our blog. Today’s song is from the pen of Sarshaar Sailaani.

The film is a social drama produced under the banner of Prakash Pictures and is directed by Yashwant Pethkar. List of actors is given as Geeta Bali, Rehman, Vijaylakshmi, Leela Mishra, Jankidas, Ansari, Shanta Kunwar, Baby Durga, Anwari Bai, and Arun. Given this list of actors, it may be surmised that this song would have been picturized on Rehman and another male actor. Names that figure are Jankidas, Ansari (could that be NA Ansari??), and Arun (possibly Arun Ahuja??), but I am not ready to hazard a guess. I would request other knowledgeable readers and friends to please add more information about this song and the film, if available.

The song tells of a young heart, that has recently been stolen by a femme fatale. The pilferage seemed to have happened in a jiffy, and the aggrieved party, whose heart is stolen, was just left surprised. A fun song in which one friend is describing this episode to another, and the other also joins in and tries to give some worldly advise. But alas, the laments of woe do not cease as the robbed victim continues to bemoan

wo to chutki mein dil le ke chalte huye
reh gaye hum yahan haath malte huye

Song – Wo To Chutki Mein Dil Le Ke Chalte Huye  (Shaadi Ki Raat) (1950) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Raja Gul, Lyrics – Sarshaar Sailaani, MD – Pt Gobind Ram
Mohammed Rafi + Raja Gul

Lyrics 

wo to chutki mein dil le ke chalte huye
haaye chalte huye
wo to chutki mein dil le ke chalte huye
haaye chalte huye

wo to chutki..ee mein dil le ke
chalte huye..ae
aur reh gaye hum yahaan
reh gaye
hum yahan
haath malte huye
haath malte huye
wo to chutki mein dil le ke chalte huye
haaye chalte huye

wo hamen
aur hum
un ko takte rahe
aankh milti rahi dil dhadakte rahe
aankh milti rahi dil dhadakte rahe
aur paanv sambhale na
paa..aanv
sambhale na zaalim phisalte huye
haan phisalte huye
wo to chutki mein dil le ke chalte huye
haaye chalte huye

ik balaa ho gai
dillagi aap ki
aur baaz aaya main
tauba
tauba mere baap ki..ee..ee
aur raat kat’ti hai
kat’ti hai naa
arey par kaise
kaise
raat kat’ti hai karwat badalte huye
haan badalte huye
raat kat’ti hai karwat badalte huye..ae..ae
haaye raat kat’ti hai karwat badalte huye
lekin wo to
o wo to chutki mein dil le ke chalte huye
haaye chalte huye
wo to chutki mein dil le ke chalte huye
haaye chalte huye

dekho bhai
jaate jaate
mohabbat ka rang jaayega
aate aate
tabiyat ko chain aayega
aur bhai der lagti hai
haan
der lagti hai dil ko sambhalte huye
haan sambhalte huye
wo to chutki mein dil le ke chalte huye
haaye chalte huye

haa..aaye
kyon kya hua
haa..aan
ishq ne jis musibat mein daala hamen
us musibat se padta na paala hamen
arre bhai soch lete
kya soch lete
soch lete jo ghar se nikalte huye
haan nikalte huye
soch lete jo ghar se nikalte huye
haan nikalte huye
wo to chutki mein dil le ke chalte huye
haaye chalte huye. . .

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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वो तो चुटकी में दिल लेके चलते हुये
हाए चलते हुये
वो तो चुटकी में दिल लेके चलते हुये
हाए चलते हुये

वो तो चुटकी॰॰ई में दिल लेके
चलते हुये॰॰ए
और रह गए हम यहाँ
रह गए
हम यहाँ
हाथ मलते हुये
हाथ मलते हुये
वो तो चुटकी में दिल लेके चलते हुये
हाए चलते हुये

वो हमें
और हम
उनको ताकते रहे
आँख मिलती रही दिल धड़कते रहे
आँख मिलती रही दिल धड़कते रहे
और पाँव संभले ना
पा॰॰आँव
संभले ना
ज़ालिम फिसलते हुये
हाँ फिसलते हुये
वो तो चुटकी में दिल लेके चलते हुये
हाए चलते हुये

इक बला हो गई
दिल्लगी आपकी
और बाज़ आया मैं
तौबा
तौबा मेरे बाप की॰॰ई॰॰ई
और रात कटती है
कटती है ना
अरे पर कैसे
कैसे
रात कटती है करवट बदलते हुये
हाँ बदलते हुये
लेकिन वो तो
ओ वो तो चुटकी में दिल लेके चलते हुये
हाए चलते हुये
वो तो चुटकी में दिल लेके चलते हुये
हाए चलते हुये

देखो भाई
जाते जाते
मोहब्बत का रंग जाएगा
आते आते
तबीयत को चैन आएगा
और भाई देर लगती है
हाँ
देर लगती है दिल को संभलते हुये
हाँ संभलते हुये
वो तो चुटकी में दिल लेके चलते हुये
हाए चलते हुये

हाए॰॰
क्यों क्या हुआ
हाँ॰॰
इश्क़ ने जिस मुसीबत में डाला हमें
उस मुसीबत से पड़ता ना पाला हमें
अरे भाई सोच लेते
क्या सोच लेते
सोच लेते जो घर से निकलते हुये
हाँ निकलते हुये
सोच लेते जो घर से निकलते हुये
हाँ निकलते हुये
वो तो चुटकी में दिल लेके चलते हुये
हाए चलते हुये॰ ॰


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Blog Day : 3821 Post No. : 14820

Nautanki (Indian Opera or Ballad) is one of the major forms of Hindi theatre which has been in vogue for over 200 years as a popular form of entertainment in the rural and semi-urban area in some parts of North India. It is believed that Nautanki originated around the present day Mathura-Vrindavan-Hathras regions in Uttar Pradesh in the forms of Raas leela, Swaang etc. Over a period of time, it become popular in Braj speaking areas such as eastern Rajasthan (Khayal, similar to Nautanki) and Northern Madhya Pradesh which are closed to the border of the western Uttar Pradesh. Later its influence got extended in the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh and some parts of Bihar.

Initially, nautankis were staged in Brajbhasha. Later the writers used the hybrid of Hindi, Urdu and local dialects in keeping with the changing taste of the audience who were now exposed to Hindi films.

The stories for the Nautanki have come from mythology (example: Harishchandra-Taramati), history (Amar Singh Rathod), folklore (Laila-Majnu, Puranmal), romance (Pak Mohabbat), noble bandits (Sultana Daaku) and the contemporary social and political issues. The stories are depicted in both the dialogues and singing. There are two main style of Nautanki. Hathrasi style gives more preference to singing in opera style with melodic exchanges between the actors on the stage. The Kanpuri style has a mix of dialogues and fast-paced singing. Probably, Kanpuri style was influenced by the touring Parsee Theatres’ plays.

The lyrics and the tunes of the songs in Nautanki are mostly traditional having been passed on orally from one generation to the next. However, newly composed songs are also included keeping with the stories used in the Nautanki. The main musical instruments used in the traditional Nautanki were Nagada, Dholak and Harmonium. The sounding of Nagada was intimations to the people that a nautanki mandali had come to perform in the village. But by the end of 1950s, additional musical instruments like Sarangi, Clarinet etc were introduced. The modern Nautanki theatres uses Keyboards, Drums and even Guitar in keeping with the music trends.

People would be attracted to watch the nautanki if the actors had powerful voice (there was no mike those days)- both for singing and dialogues and their effective interpretations of the lyrics of the songs through the facial expressions, the hand gestures and the dances. A couple of traditional folk songs are sung by the singers-dancers in between the acts as fillers to keep the audience’s interest intact during the nautanki shows.

Nautanki had been the male-dominated form of theatre when it had bloomed in the early 20th century. But one personality who has changed this tradition in early 1930s was Gulab Bai who became the first female artist to join the male-dominated Nautanki theatre. There are more ‘firsts’ to her credit. She was the first female who owned a successful Nautanki Mandali called Great Gulab Theatre Company’. She was the first recipient among the Nautanki artists to get Sangeet Natak Akadamy Award (1985) and ‘Padma Shri’ Award from Government of India (1990). Gulab Bai is a story of a girl born in extreme poverty who rose to the status of a nationally honoured nautanki artist. Yet she died sad and disappointed as the form of nautanki which she had actively nurtured had almost vanished in front of her own eyes.

Gulab Bai (C.1920 – 13/07/1996) was born in Balpurva village in the present day Kannauj district in Uttar Pradesh. She was the eldest among the 12 siblings. Her father’s was a wanderer who would go to forest for hunting and bring home small games like rabbit and birds. He also indulged in petty pilfering like stealing from agricultural fields. Her family belonged to Bedia community where the girls were bread earners by way of street performance as singers and the entertainers to the wealthy traders and businessmen. The Bedia men-folk seldom worked. Naturally, Gulab Bai’s father encouraged her to sing and dance to add to his income. She had inclination to learn singing and dancing from her childhood as she had been brought up among the other female members of her extended family who were performing artists.

A chanced visit to a nearby town called Makanpur with her father for the Annual Urs of Madar Shah, a Sufi saint, changed the outlook of Gulab Bai to become something greater than the street singer. During the Urs, one of the visiting Nautanki Mandalis called Tirmohan Lal’s Nautanki Theatre was staging ‘Harishchandra-Taramati’. Gulab Bai watched the nautanki and was impressed by the musical presentation with actors singing and dancing. She told her father that she would be interested in joining the nautanki theatre. Those days, both male and female roles in the nautanki were enacted by males only. There was no way that Gulab Bai would be taken in any nautanki mandalis. Nonetheless, her father took Gulab Bai to Tirmohan Lal, the owner of the Nautanki.

Tirmohan Lal, first refused to take Gulab Bai as in male-dominated nautanki theatres, females had no place. However, later he relented on the conditions that Gulab Bai would be paid only for her upkeep and she would have to travel to Kanpur where they had programmes lined up for a long duration. So this was the start of Gulab Bai’s first exposure to nautanki theatre. Her father or brother accompanied Gulab Bai to Kanpur.

Initially, Tirmohan Lal gave her job of singing dadras, rasiyas and lavanis in-between the nautanki acts and scenes as fillers (something, I guess, akin to ‘item number songs’ in Hindi films). Her songs were applauded by the audience which made Tirmohan Lal to consider her for higher roles in the nautanki. Her days were spent in learning the finer nuances of nautanki music from Tirmohan Lal. She also received the training from Mohammed Khan of Hathras who was well-versed in Hindustani classical raags and nautanki music. Thus she was groomed for taking subsidiary roles in the nautanki which she did admirably.

Over a period of time, with her natural flavour for singing and dancing and the audience’s favourable response, Tirmohan Lal gave her the lead roles of Taramati in ‘Harishchandra-Taramati’, Rani Haadi in ‘Amar Singh Rathod’, Laila in ‘Laila Majnu’, Shirin in ‘Shirin-Farhad’ etc. Her tremendous success and popularity among the nautanki audience motivated other female artists to join the other nautanki theatres most of whom were from the extended family of Gulab Bai.

By early 1940s, Gulab Bai had become the topmost nautanki artists with her monthly salary rising to Rs.2000/-. Tirmohan Lal’s Nautanki Theatre had become one of the topmost nautanki theatres due mainly to the popularity of Gulab Bai. A few of the competing nautanki theatres tried to lure Gulab Bai to join them at a higher salary. But she declined the offer as her loyalty was with Tirmohan Lal. On his part, Tirmohan Lal also raised her salary in keeping with her earning capacity for his nautanki theatre.

Sometime in 1954, Gulab Bai was need of some money urgently to meet the medical expenses for one of her younger sisters who had accidentally fallen from the staircase of her haveli. Gulab Bai was in Kanpur for that night’s nautanki show. Gulab Bai requested Timohan Lal for a day’s leave and Rs.100 for the medical treatment which he refused both. This attitude of Tirmohan Lal for whom she had worked for nearly 2 decades, made Gulab Bai upset. She left Tirmohan Lal’s nautanki, arranged money from her colleagues to attend to her sister’s medical treatment. After this incidence, Gulab Bai did not perform for Tirmohan’s nautanki.

In 1955, Gulab Bai formed her own nautanki theatre called the Great Gulab Theatre Company. Her 3 younger sisters and Raja, the hero from Tirmohan Lal’s nautanki joined her. In all her nautankis, Gulab Bai continued to be the heroin while Raja acted opposite her mostly in lead roles. During this period, Raja amd Gulab Bai started living together as husband-wife though they never legally married. He was the second ‘husband’ for her, as she had separated from the first sometime in the late 1940s. In a short time, Great Gulab Theatre became an established name churning show after show based on the popular stories in the various places. At one point of time, the Great Gulab Theatre had 120 artists on its role.

Towards, the end of 1970s, the fortune of Great Gulab Theatre Company was on the decline so also of others due to declining patronage of audience. With the advent of TV, VCDs and VCRs, the new generation of audience had different expectation from the Nautankis akin to what was churned out in Bollywood films. The Government had imposed entertainment tax on Nautanki shows. At the same time, Gulab Bai was in no mood to compromise on the production value of her Nautankis.

Gulab Bai must have sung hundreds of songs during her active career in the nautanki theatres. Unfortunately, very few songs have been released on the gramophone records. So far, 16 songs have been listed as being released on 78 RPM gramophone records. Her two most popular dadras, ‘nadi naare na jaao Shyam paiyyan padoon’ and ‘moko peehar mein mat chhed baalam’ were recorded and released in the late 1940s by HMV on 78 RPM gramophone record. These dadras were often played on wedding functions. Later, she also sang these on All India Radio.

Interestingly, these two dadras were used in Sunil Dutt’s film, ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963) sung by Asha Bhonsle. These songs became more popular than the original ones sung by Gulab Bai since early 1930s due to film’s pan India reach. Lawyers of Kanpur approached her to file a case against the producer of the film for using her songs without acknowledgement and compensation. She reprimanded the lawyers by saying that these were songs from the Braj. Women of Braj had been singing these songs for ages with their dholaks. There is nothing to write or compose. These are folk songs.

I guess, the issue of copyrights which was all over the newspaper must have given an opportunity for HMV to make money by bringing out Gulab Bai’s recorded songs in public by way of a LP. In 1969, HMV released 12 songs on LP. Probably, this was a better way of earning her dues by way of royalties than fighting a case in the court.

After Gulab Bai was awarded Sangeet Natak Akadamy Award in 1985, Government began inviting her company to perform on some state functions. Even though such invitations came in few and far between, Gulab Bai preferred state patronage as it was hassle free. She received a lump sum payment without the tension of a box office failure. Also there was no pressure from the audience for the cheap entertainment. Hereafter, her company reduced the public performances and did only the commissioned performances.

Gulab Bai breathed her last on July 13, 1996 after a short illness. She left behind her two sons one of which worked with SBI as an Officer. Her two daughters, Asha and Madhu are educated and married. They are traditional Nautanki artists.

During her active days in nautanki theatres, Gulab Bai had trained many artists so as to ensure that the folk theatres strive and there is continuity in the keeping alive the tradition. One of her wishes was that the Government should set up a Nautanki Academy in Kanpur to keep alive the folk tradition of nautanki by enrolling young people as nautanki artists. Unfortunately, her suggestion was never considered. She rued this just a few days before her death in a TV interview by way of couplet from Jigar Muradabadi which she told her daughter to sing.

<em.‘yahaan insaaf kis se maangne aaye ho ‘Jigar’
chalo yahaan se ye andhon ki rajdhaani hai

I was toying with the idea of selecting one of her 12 non-film songs in the LP for presenting along with this write-up. While looking for the video clip of the song on YT, I accidentally came across a video clip of a film song ‘Dilli se mol dupatta manga do’ sung by Gulab Bai in an obscure film ‘Diwanji’ (1950). So here is that song. While the lyricist is unattributed, the nautanki type song is set to music by Sushant Bannerjee.

To the best of my knowledge, this was the only song which Gulab Bai sang for a Hindi film.
Acknowledgements:
1. Gulab Bai : The Queen of Nautanki Theatre by Deepti Priya Mehrotra (2006).
2. Nautanki – Folk Theatre: A Study of Women Performers And Audiences in Mathura, UP by Vyomika Sharma-Bhardwaj (2013).
3. ‘Ek Thhi Gulab Bai’ – TV documentary by Krishna Raghava (1996).

Audio Clip :

Song-Dilli se mol dupatta manga do (Divanji)(1950) Singer-Gulab Bai, MD-Sushant Bannerji

Lyrics

Dilli se mol dupatta manga do
manga do sainyyaa
Dilli se mol dupatta manga do
manga do sainyyaa
laakhon kahi is ne ek na maani
laakhon kahi is ne ek na maani
kaise chhipaaun mein uthhti jawaani
uthhti jawaani
kaise chhipaaun mein uthati jawaani
uthati jawaani
ab koi reet bataa do
bataa do
Dilli se mol dupatta manga do
manga do sainyyan

Dhaake ki malmal ho rang ho dhaaani
Dhaake ki malmal ho rang ho dhaani
cham cham chamkegi mori jawaani
cham cham chamkegi mori jawaani
uspe gota kinaari lagaa do
do
uspe gota kinaari lagaa do
aur malmal manga do
malmal manga do
malmal manga do
malmal manga do
Dilli se mol dupatta manga do
manga do sainyyaa
Dilli se mol dupatta manga do
manga do sainyyaa

pahan dupatta ?? raani banoongi
raani banoongi
pahan dupatta ?? raani banoongi
raani banoongi
apne dewariya se binti karoongi
apni dewariya se binti karoongi
kya
sainyyan se
haan
sainyyan se mohe milaa do
do o
sainyyan se mohe milaa do
aur malmal manga do
malmal manga do
malmal manga do
malmal manga do
Dilli se mol dupatta manga do
manga do sainyyaa
Dilli se mol dupatta manga do
manga do sainyyaa


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