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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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4452 Post No. : 15915

Today’s song is from the film Daaman-51. The film was produced by M.R. aka Madhukar Rajaram Navalkar, under the banner of his own Madhukar pictures. Surprisingly, the film was directed by Nanabhai aka Yashwant aka Batukbhai Bhatt, who mostly directed Stunt or Mythological films. He did few Social films also. He was the father of Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt.

Daaman was a Social film like any other film, but it became famous for its Music. Lata Manageshkar, who was favoured by the Music Director K.Datta, in his Marathi films, sang some of her memorable songs like ‘ Tirulilla, Tirulilla ‘ and ‘ Chakori ka Chanda se pyar ‘. film Daaman also became a Historical milestone as it featured the First ever duet of the sisters Lata and Asha ” ye ruki ruki hawaen ‘. Out of the 10 songs of the film Lata featured in 5 songs, with 3 solos and 2 duets.

Song ‘ Tirulilla Tirulilla ‘ became the First ever song in which the singer-Lata- takes her own name like ” Gaaye Lata Gaaye Lata “. Later, Kishore Kumar repeated this feat in his famous song ” Khush hai zamana, aaj Pahli taarikh hai ” from film ‘ Pahli Taarikh ‘-54, in which he took his own name. Still later Lata repeated her feat again in the song ” Ye tanhai haay re” from film ‘ Tere ghar ke saamne’-1963, in which she takes her own name. Besides these, I am not aware of any other song- other than these 3 songs, in which the singer takes his/her own name. If any reader has information, please let us know.

K. Datta was one Music Director who was completely besotted with Noorjehan’s voice. He was so much involved in her songs that after Noorjehan migrated to Pakistan, for some time Datta felt as if his inspiration was lost. Though he supported Lata in his music, he could never come out of the Noorjehan’s aura.

K. Datta or Datta Korgaonkar aka D.P.Korgaonkar alias Anna saheb, was born in Sawantwadi in Konkan area on 4-6-1908. He grew up learning to sing. His mother was a Bhajan singer. He started singing on stage during Ganesh utsav melas. He formed a Music school, ” Gayan Kala Mandir”, along with another singer Sadashiv Nevrekar. When Nevrekar became a Music Director, he also decided to become one and closed the school.

He was called to Kolhapur in 1937 to give music to a Marathi film, made by General Films of Siraj Ali Hakeem- Chandrarao Morey’-38. His first break in Hindi came in 1939 with Mera Haq (Hindi and Marathi),followed by Alakh Niranjan-40 (Hindi and Marathi), Geeta-40 ( in Hindi and Marathi) and Yaad-42.

He first came face to face with Noorjehan in Naadaan-43. He was simply mesmerised with her voice and singing style. He composed 7 songs for Noorjehan. After doing Zameen-43 and Maharathi Karna-44, he again composed 4 songs for Noorjehan in film Badi Maa-45. He also gave a break to Lata and Asha to sing in a chorus with Noorjehan. It is very sad that initially, K.Datta’s name was not mentioned on the 78 RPM records of Badi Maa. Only on the ‘re-issue’ records his name came up.

His other films were Yateem-45,Shaahkaar-47,Rangmahal-48,meri kahani-48,Daaman-51,Gumaasta-51,Rishta-54,Harihar Bhakti-56 and Ajanabi-66. In all K.Datta gave independently music to just 17 films,plus one film Badmash-44, with Khan Mastana. His Marathi films were 12 from 1938 to 1965. After retirement in 1965,he spent his time in Bhakti, Pooja and Astrology. He used to have a special Pooja every Thursday, when Bhajans were sung. Many composers and other film industry people used to be his visitors. Naushad, C.Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Sajjad Hussain etc were the regular visitors to Annasaheb. ( Only 3 people in the Hindi film Industry were called Anna Saheb. By coincidence, all 3 were MDs. They were Annasaheb Mainkar, K.Datta and C Ramchandra). He died of heart attack in G.T.Hospital, Bombay, on 23-12-1978.

He was a Noorjehan believer to the core. To date K Datta remains the only top composer from Maharashtra to whom Noorjehan came first, Lata later. No one regretted Partition more than K Datta. Indeed, his creativity seemed to come to an end once Noorjehan left him high and dry by moving, with a song on her lips, to Pakistan. He once said, “Noor Jehan left for Pakistan and took my creativity with her”. The four Noorjehan numbers, as fashioned by K. Datta are historically most important. Because it was hearing and absorbing these four nuggets of Noorjehan, while acting with her in `Badi Maa’, that Lata Mangeshkar learnt to shape her vocal technique. If Lata came to sound a Noorjehan replica for so long, the tonal base for this was laid, just imagine, by a robustly tall Maharashtrian from the ghats called K Datta in `Badi Maa’.The last number of Noorjehan fetched him the ultimate tribute from no less a movie stalwart than Mehboob Khan, who said: “Bhai Datta, yeh gaana to aap ne Khuda ke darbar mein baithe hue banaya lag raha hai” (“It sounds as if you created this song sitting in Allah’s abode”).

K Datta used to play Ek anokha gham ek anokhi musibat ho gayi on a harmonium presented to him by O.P. Nayyar. How grimly significant that the one music director, O.P. Nayyar, who never in his life commissioned Lata, should have gifted that harmonium to the one Maharashtrian composer who believed only in Noorjehan!

The cast of the film included Nigar Sultana, Ajit, Pran, Heeralal, Agha, Yashodhara Katju, Achla Sachdev etc. The comic pair of Agha and Yashodhara was popular in those days. In their films, there certainly used to be a comedy song, filmed on them. In this film too, today’s song is that comedy song shot on these two artistes.

Yashodhara Katju (born 15 April 1928 – died – 1974), a forgotten actress of Indian Cinema, belonged to a reputed Kashmiri Pandit family from Lahore that had moved to Lucknow, where her father Jeevan Lal Katju, was a Zamindar and owned lands in Warburton in Khupra district, Punjab. He was appointed to a senior Administrative position by the British Government. J L Katju later resigned his Government job and joined the freedom struggle of the country. Her Mother’s name was Kailashwati (sister of well known Urdu poet & Judge of Allahabad High Court Late Anand Narain Mulla).

Yashodhra was fondly called as Chunnu by her parents. Other members of this Katju family were her brothers Moti Lal Katju , Pyare Lal Katju & her three sisters Chandra (Manno)-a Professor, Usha (Panno)-an M.A., and Manorama- a Doctor.

Yashodhara studied in English medium schools and was fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu. She did her Junior Cambridge. Apart from that, she was a highly talented girl who was equally well versed with singing and dancing. For some time she also joined Bhatkhande Music Institute, Lucknow to learn music but devoted more time to dancing and got herself trained as a professional dancer (Kathakali, Katahk and Manipuri) from some Masters of Lucknow. Later she took dancing lessons in Delhi as well.

All this apart , this talented girl nursed a desire from her childhood to join films. In 1941, Agha jani kashmiri , who was on a Talent Hunt, saw her in Lucknow and talked to her parents. Finally, much against the wishes of her family, she moved to Bombay in 1941. The family is reported to have sought intervention of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru also to dissuade her from joining films but she proved adamant. Katjus were closely related to Pandit Jawahar lal Nehru’s family. It is said that Chandra Mohan Wattal, another Kashmiri actor of that period too tried to dissuade her from acting in films but she remained adamant. Chandramohan tried all his pressure tactics and tried to force her out of the films, but this girl was different. She was tough and did not fear him or yield to his intimidations. She continued to work in films unabated. Chandramohan died in 1949, but this girl worked in films from 1941 to 1973. Her parents finally consented to her decision and ensured a boarding and lodging for her in Bombay .

Prior to Yashodhara, Shyama Zutshi was the kashmiri Girl who joined films. (She acted in Vishnu Bhakti produced in 1934 and Karvaan E Hayat-35). However, the first Kashmiri girl to work in films was Gulab (real name Saraswati Devi), who worked from 1924 to 1964, in 160 films.

In 1941, at a young age of 14 years, she was offered a role of ” Aarti” in a movie Titled “Lalaji” produced by National Studios. The movie was completed in 1942. Her co-actors in that movie were Yakub, A. R. Kabul, Wasker, Amar, Sunalini, Vatsala Kumtekar, Maya Devi and Krishnakant.

Yashodhara always wanted to be an actress and on 15th August 1941 she joined National Studios. She played heroine and side heroine parts in films like Mahatma Vidur (1943), Dulhan (1943), Vijay Laxmi (1943) etc. Later she was reduced to character roles and became a popular comedienne in the 1950s. Her short plump stature and mischievous eyes really aided her in transitioning from leading to comedy roles. In films like Naujawan (1951), Dholak (1951), Sindbad the Sailor (1952), Ek do Teen (1953), Baaz (1953) etc she was cast in happy-go-lucky roles and even paired with other popular comedians of her time e.g. Bhagwan in Sindbad the Sailor (1952) and Gope. Her last few films as character actress were released in early 1970s including Seema (1971), Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1972), Do Phool (1973) etc .

Between Lalaji (1942 Her first Movie) and Do Phool (1973 her last movie), she acted in about 85 films. Her co stars included most of the well known artistes and stars of her times. From the younger generation, her co-stars included Rakhee Gulzar, Rakesh Roshan, Hema Malini, Simi Garewal, Kabir Bedi, Zeenat Aman, Vinod Mehra, Mumtaz and Mehmood Junior. She worked with almost all prominent directors in the Film industry including S. S. Vasan, Devendra Goel, Guru Dutt, Mohan Segal, P. L. Santoshi, M.Sadiq, D. N. Madhok, H.S.Rawail, B. R. Chopra, Rafiq Rizvi, Kishore Sahu, Dev Anand and Mahesh Kaul.

She started as a co-star, moved to lead roles, shifted to comedy (Mostly with another comedian of her time known as Bhagwan and Gope) and finally did some memorable performances as a character actress (Seema, Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Do Phool etc.).

Her close friends included Nalini Jayawant, Laita Pawar and Nirupa Roy. Sometime in around 1958, she married a Naval officer (Commander Bhandari) and lived a happy married life. After 1973, she did not act in films and slipped into Oblivion. She died of a sudden heart attack, in 1974 (Autar Mota).
(Thanks to Suresh Sarvaiya, Blog Chinar, Film Directory-46 and my notes).

The story of the film Daaman was given by me earlier once, so I am not repeating it here. Today’s comedy song is sung by Shamshad Begum and Trilok Kapoor. This singer Trilok Kapoor is a case of ‘ Same name confusion’. There was another actor Trilok Kapoor ( famous for the role of Mahadev in Mythological films) operating at the same time in the industry. Since he was the more famous one, most sites, Blogs and enthusiastic new music lovers credit this singer’s songs to the actor.
Singer TRILOK KAPOOR too was from Multan, just like the actor Trilok kapoor, and was keen on singing in films. He and his wife have sung many Punjabi songs.

Singer Trilok Kapoor sang a song in film Birhan-48 (Tu chanda main teri chakori – a duet with Dilshad Begum- record No. GE 5232). The film was in production in 1946 at Lahore, but was released in 1948 due to Partition in 47.

The singer of this song can not be the actor Trilok kapoor, for the simple reason that he was busy in making 4 films in 1946 in Bombay and it is impossible that just to sing a song in a film, anybody would go to Lahore in those tumultuous days.

Anyway, after the Partition, the singer Trilok Kapoor became a displaced person. He came to Bombay and met MD Shyamsunder, who sympathised with him, being a Punjabi himself from the same region. Shyam Sunder gave him a song in Bhai Behan-1950, a duet with Shamshad Begum. He got a job in Radio and continued singing in films like Guru Dakshina-50, Kashmir-51, For Ladies only-51, Daaman-51, Saloni-52, Raag Rang-52, Goonj-52, Naya Raasta-53, Toote Khilone-54, Miss Mala-54, Laadla-54 and lastly Trolly Driver-58. Total 14 films and 17 songs.

So, the actor Trilok Kapoor and singer Trilok Kapoor are two different persons-

1) Actor Trilok Kapoor never sang after 1942.

2) Singer Trilok Kapoor never sang in any film featuring actor Trilok Kapoor.

3) If actor Trilok Kapoor was a singer himself, he would have sung his own songs in his films, instead of taking playback from other singers, e.g. G M Durrani in Mirza Sahibaan-47. Those who are singer actors rarely take playback from others.

4) The voice of Trilok Kapoor in songs and the dialogues in films is different.

5) It is likely that the song of Aaj ki Duniya-40 and the duets of Raja Rani also were sung by the singer Trilok kapoor, as he sang a song in Birhan in 1946, as mentioned above with a record number. the entry in HFGK may be just a case of ” Same name confusion” (like few other cases). Since the songs are not available, the benefit of doubt should go to singer Trilok Kapoor because he was a singer and NOT to actor Trilok Kapoor as he was NOT a singer.

6) The final verdict was – Shamshad Begum had confirmed that Trilok Kapoor with whom she sang was NOT the actor/brother of Prithviraj Kapoor, but was a different person.

So, please remember, actor Trilok Kapoor and singer Trilok Kapoor were two different persons.

Here is the song…..Enjoy.


Song-Dil pe kar control (Daaman)(1951) Singer-Trilok Kapoor, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD-K Datta
Both

Lyrics

hmm
martaa hoon tum pe jaise
kali pe bhanwra marta hai
kali pe bhanwra marta hai
jaise kali pe bhanwra marta hai

ghoonghat khol de ae
ae zaalim
dil dhhak dhhak dhhak karta hai
dil dhhak dhhak dhhak karta hai

dil dhhak dhhak dhhak karta hai
dil phhad phhad phhad karta hai
dil gud gud gud karta hai

dil pe kar control
?? mera dil hai
dil pe kar control
?? mera dil hai
ration hai
ration hai
ghoonghat pat pat khol
ghoonghat pat pat khol
ration hai
ration hai ration hai
dil pe kar control prem mera dil hai

ek jhalak dikhta do ration card bina ho gori
ek jhalak dikhta do ration card bina ho gori
husn ki sarkaar mein dekho
ho nahin sakti chori
ho nahin sakti chori
?? pe ration hai
dil pe kar contol ?? ke ration hai
ration hai
ration hai

?? hai
hum deputy collector hai
?? collector ??
tu deputy collector hai to ham ration inspector hain
inspector inspector
inspector inspector
ho yahaan se gol
abe ho yahaan se gol
prem pe ration hai
ration hai ration hai
ration hai

achcha to phir
prem lene jaate hain ham
?? baazaar mein
prem lene jaate hain ham
?? baazaar mein
muft mein maare jaaoge jaaoge
mat phansna aise pyaar mein
muft mein maare jaaoge jaaoge
mat phansna aise pyaar mein

kyaa karoon main bol ?
ama ghoonghat pat mat khol
abe dilpe kar control
apne dil jigar mein tu
??
karenge ham manzoor ise
hui hamaari marzi
abhi na hamse bol

dil hai daanwaadol
dil hai daanwaadol ke
ration hai
ration hai
ration hai

??
??
??
??

gore ??
????
bach ke bach ke
bach ke


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.

This is his 900th write-up in the blog.

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4442 Post No. : 15887

My God ! This is my 900th post on the Blog !

I just can’t believe it. I feel like having written my First post just the other day. How time flies !

But this also means that I have enjoyed writing posts on this Blog. It has been exactly 8 years that I have been writing posts, primarily on old time films, songs and the people connected with them. My first post appeared here on 1-10-2012, when I was 72 year old. At the end of the 8 years period, I have 900 articles on my name and I am 80 years old.

When my first post appeared here on 1-10-2012, I had already posted 400 comments, film reviews and information tit bits on old films on the Blog. With so much of information, it was expected by Atulites that someday I will write posts. Personally. I had never thought of that. There is a story behind how my posts started appearing on this Blog.

At the end of September 2012, one of my friends sent me a song from the film Savitri-1937. I was quite excited to get such a rare song. Savitri-37 was the first Mythological film by Bombay Talkies and also their popular Hero Ashok Kumar ( later he acted in one more Mythological film ” Uttara Abhimanyu”-46. Thank God he never acted in another Mythological film ! He was a perfect misfit in them.). I wrote to Atul ji that I had that song and suggested that he should post it. I volunteered to provide the necessary details of the film etc. He wrote back asking me to send him the information on that song. Enthusiastically, I wrote a long essay-like post about the film, song, story etc. and sent it to him, so that he should post the rare song.

Next day i.e. on 1-10-2012, I got an email from Atul ji that he has posted the write up on film Savitri song, as my Post. I was pleasantly surprised. Honestly, I was thrilled too ! My post and on this Blog ? How sweet ! By evening, there were 36 comments on the post. Most Atulites welcomed my step of becoming a post contributor. I was really overwhelmed. Then I decided, anyway I was in the Swimming Pool, so why not enjoy swimming ?

Thus started my journey of 900 posts. All the credit goes to our Leader- ATUL JI. His encouragement, motivation and help from time to time was an asset for me. Atul ji is not expressive about the good deeds he does, but I am indebted to him. I learnt using the Computer when I was past my 70 years of age. So, there used to be many mistakes in my typing the articles like in using the upper/lower cases, use of Capitals, Punctuation marks, construction of sentences etc etc. But Atul ji and Sudhir ji stretched their tolerance limits to maximum and accepted me as I was. Since 2018 onwards, I conscientiously made changes in my writing, checking the article for mistakes, doing corrections before sending it etc. I also changed the type of the script Font that I was using, for more clarity of reading and today, I feel, my writings are far better than earlier times. Sudhir ji’s help has been particularly useful in the last 8 years. Thank you, ATUL JI and SUDHIR JI, for making me what I am today in the Blogosphere and amongst the like minded people of the Internet, Facebook etc.

My 800th post was on 29-9-2019. The 900th post too is in September. Thanks to all my readers, friends, Group Atulites and well wishers.

Today’s song is from the film Malati Madhav-1955. This is a story from the Sanskrit play ‘Malti Madhav’ written by Bhavbhuti. Wikipedia has this to say about Bhavbhuti and the story of Malati Madhav….

Bhavabhuti was an 8th-century scholar of India noted for his plays and poetry, written in Sanskrit. His plays are considered the equal of the works of Kalidasa. Bhavabhuti was born in Padampura, Vidarbha, in Gondia district, on the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh border. His real name was Srikantha Nilakantha, and he was the son of Nilakantha and Jatukarni. He received his education at ‘Padmapawaya’, a place some 42 km South-West of Gwalior. Dayananidhi Paramahansa is known to be his guru. He composed his historical plays at ‘Kalpi’, a place on the banks of river Yamuna.

He is believed to have been the court poet of king Yashovarman of Kannauj. Kalhana, the 12th-century historian, places him in the entourage of the king, who was defeated by Lalitaditya Muktapida, king of Kashmir, in 736 AD.

The play is set in the city of Padmavati. The king desires that his minister’s daughter Malati marry a youth called Nandana. Malati has been in love with Madhava ever since she saw him and drew his portrait. Madhava reciprocates, and draws a portrait of her in turn. Malati suspects her father’s motives in falling in with the King’s plans for her. A side plot involves the lovers’ friends Makaranda and Madayantika. The latter is attacked by a tiger, and Makaranda rescues her, getting wounded in the process. After numerous travails, all ends well, with the two couples uniting. According to the renowned Sanskritist Daniel H.H. Ingalls, the Malatimadhava is a work that combines love and horror with a felicity never again equaled in Sanskrit literature.

Today’s song is sung by Malati Pande and chorus. Malati Pande is one of my most favourite marathi singers. Her Bhavgeets in the 50’s decade were extremely popular in Maharashtra and with all the Marathi people wherever they were in the world. Malati Pande was also a Classical singer and has sung very few songs in Hindi films, but excelled in Classical and Marathi songs. Her songs like ” tya tithe, palikade, tikde, maziya priyeche zopde” or ” kunihi paay naka vajavu” are evergreen. She is one of those Marathi singers like Manik Verma, Jyotsna Bhole, Hirabai Badodekar, Saraswati Rane, Shobha Gurtu, Nalini Mulgaonkar, Ram Marathe, Bhimsen Joshi, D.V.Paluskar etc, who just visited Hindi films out of curiosity, but returned to their comfort zones immediately.

Malati was born on 19-4-1930 at Poona, She was attracted to music from her childhood. She was trained by several teachers like Bhaskarrao Ghodke, Trivedi Master, Vilayat Hussain Khan, Vinayak buwa Patwardhan, Bholanath Ghatt and also her husband Pt. Padmakar Barve. At the age of 15 years, she was invited to sing on A.I.R. Poona. She did her Ph.D in Music.

When Sudhir Phadke brought her to Prabhat for audition, for songs of Marathi version of ‘ Aagey Badho ‘-47, Fattelal was very happy with her style of singing and thanked Phadke. Malati Pande’s first lori song “kunihi Paay Naka vajavoo…” was with Singer & Music Director Gajanan Watve and poet Shrinivas Kharkar. It is said that afterwards, many singers and music directors recorded lori songs, but Malati Pande’s this lori song is the best and is still remembered by the Marathi listeners.

Malati Pande sang many Marathi songs under the music direction of Gajanan Watve, Sudhir Phadke, Ram Phatak, Shrinivas Khale, Datta Dawjekar, Madhukar Pathak etc.

Malati Pande sang some 15 Hindi songs under the music direction of K. Bhole, Avinash Vyas, Sudhir Phadke in the following Hindi films – Seeta Swayamvar-48, Maya Bazar-49, Shrikrishna Satyabhama-51, Shri Vishnu Bhagwan-51 and Malati Madhav-55.

Malati married classical singer Pt. Padmakar Barve. They have a son Rajiv Barve who is a singer. His daughter Priyanka Barve is also a famous singer in Marathi and Hindi films. Malati Pande died on 27-12-1997.

Let us now enjoy her last song in Hindi films…


Song-Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re (Maalti Madhav)(1951) Singer- Malti Pande, Lyricist- Pt.Narendra Sharma, MD- Sudhir Phadke
Chorus

Lyrics

Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
aarsi na dekho
kahin drishti lag jaaye re
drishti lag jaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re

nakh range hain laadli ke
choomti usha charan
nakh range hain laadli ke
choomti usha charan
jaise laal laal kamal
khil rahe hain man haran
jaise laal laal kamal
khil rahe hain man haran
ye charan ki jodi kahin
door chali jaaye re
door chali jaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re

mukh hai jaise chandr chaandni si roop mohani
mukh hai jaise chandr chaandni si roop mohani
apni aaj kal paraayi hogi sakhi sohini

dekho kaali naagin si veni lehraaye re
veni lehraaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
aarsi na dekho
kahin drishti lag jaaye re
drishti lag jaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re
Motiyon se maang bhare sundari suhhaaye re
sundari suhhaaye re


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4437 Post No. : 15877

“Bikhre Moti”(1951) was directed by S M Yusuf for Great India Productions, Bombay. The movie had Kamini Kaushal, Nigar, Jeevan, Jayant, Neelam, Ranjna, Sherry etc in it.

This movie had nine songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the blog in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Bikhre Moti”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is a melancholic sung by Hamida Bano. Khumar Barabankwi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

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


Song-Khushi maangi thhi aur gham de diya (Bikhre Moti)(1951) Singer-Hamida Bano, Lyrics-Khumar Barabankwi, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

khushi maangi thhi aur gham de diya
khushi maangi thhi aur gham de diya
bhala ho tera o bedard duniya
bhala ho tera o bedard duniya
khushi maangi thhi aur gham de diya

sitam sehna magar khaamosh rehnaan
jabaan se itna karna kuchh na kehna
haa aan aan aan
kahen kya haal apni bebasi ka
bhala ho tera o bedard duniya
khushi maangi thhi aur gham de diya

huye armaan saare khak jal ke
mohabbat reh gayi haathon ko mal ke
ae ae ae
chala kaabu na kuchh bhi haaye apna
bhala ho tera o bedard duniya
khushi maangi thhi aur gham de diya

muqaddar hai tera dushman zamaana
nahin duniya mein ab apna thhikaana
haan aan aan aan
bani hai jaan par ae maut aa ja
bhala ho tera o bedard duniya
khushi maangi thhi aur gham de diya


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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4433 Post No. : 15868

Today’s song is from the film Gumashta-51. This was a film by S M Yusuf, the producer and Director, under his own banner Aaina Pictures, Bombay. The music Director was K.Datta aka Datta Korgaonkar. This style of nomenclature especially by Marathi composers was started first by the successful C Ramchandra aka Ramchandra Narhari Chitalkar. Till he changed his name, when he had joined Jayant Desai in 1943, C Ramchandra used to write his name as Ram Chitalkar. Besides these two Music Directors, there were some more like N Dutta or Dutta Naik, SbPurushottam or Purushottam Solankurkar and C Balaji or Balaji Chougule. Off hand, I can remember only these names.

The cast of the film was Nigar Sultana, Wasti, Kuldip Kaur, Baby Tabassum, W M Khan, Husn Banu, Ismail, Nurjehan Sr, Mirza Musharraf etc etc. There were 9 songs in the film written by Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, Wahid Qureshi and Noor Lucknovi.

The title of the film is Gumasta- spelt differently as Gumastha or Gumashta etc. How many of us really know what the meaning is of the word Gumasta ? The simple meaning is ‘ Agent ‘. Actually, this word came into use when the British East India Company appointed people to collect Protection money from the rich people as a ransom. Thus, they became agents. Later on, this was the name used for anyone who came for collecting money. For example, Rent collector from the house owners, Bill payments from the shop keepers, doctors and other suppliers of goods and services.

Our filmmakers were quite imaginative. They solved their problem of giving titles to their films, by opting for those who did specific jobs, like say Pandit ji, Munimji etc etc. Out of just curiosity a cursory look at the catalogue of film titles, which is otherwise a very prosaic document, I found that films were titled for various Service Providers.

Let us see some Film Titles…. Pandit ji, Munim ji, Gyani ji, Gurudev ji (but not Guruji ? injustice !),Chowkidar, khazanchi, Daak Babu, Band Master, Bank Manager, Barrister, professor, School Master, Minister, Chief Minister, President, Boss, Body Gaurd, CID Inspector, Inspector, Boxer, Chaandaal, Daroga ji, Daaku, Dalal, Detective, Director, Dancer, Doctor, Durban, Fauzi, Film star, Gawaiya, Gramophone singer, Hero, Heroine, Jadugar, Jagirdar, Jasoos, Jailor, Jallad, Joker, Juari, Kavi, Police, Postman, Pujari, Qaidi, Raisaheb,Senapati, Taxi Driver, Typist Girl, Ustaad etc etc.

This information only confirms that our filmmakers are very imaginative and the films made in India are on varied topics. With this kind of angle to look at the film catalogue, hitherto unthought of, provides insight into film making, surely !

The producer director of film Gumasta-51, S M Yusuf was one of the very few people from Indian film industry, who became very successful in Pakistan. After his last film Mehendi-58 in India, he migrated to Pakistan, and remade this film as Saheli-60. It was released on 23-12-1960. It proved to be a great Super Hit film and offers piled up with Yusuf. Later, he also made a remake of Indian film Gumasta-51 as Bahurani-69. It was released on 4-7-1969. This was also successful. Lastly, he remade Indian film Nek Parveen-46, with the same name. It was released on 5-12-1975. This film, however, did Average business. In all he did 13 films in Pakistan. In today’s film Gumasta-51, his own wife Nigar Sultana was the Heroine.

In the cast two names-Wasti and W M Khan- are actors about whom not much is known. I feel the younger generation may not have heard their names even.

Riyasat Ali Wasti was born in 1912, at Naagao in U.P. His father was Citi magistrate, a judge and Dewan of the state. The family was well known in Bundelkhand area. After graduating from Ambala, Wasti did service for 7 years in the PWD of Punjab. He wanted to join films and he became a Hero in New oriental Films, Lahore’s ” Premyatra”-37. His Heroine was Umarazia Begum,later on the wife of Ghulam Haider. He acted in Bombay’s films like Baghban,Industrial India,Pati Patni, Rikshawala,Thokar , Qaidi, Nartaki, Kudmai(Punjabi), Awaz, Nai Duniya, Sharda, Namaste etc. He was a fixture for Kardar films.As a Hero he did many films. In all he had acted in 63 films. He sang 5 songs in 2 films also-Rikshawala-38 and Pati Patni-39.

In the 50s he acted in 11 films. In 60s and 70s he did 20 films. His roles in jab pyar kisi se hota hai and Phir wohi dil laya hoon may be known to many.His last film was kasam-76. Two films produced by him in 1952 and 56 flopped. Last 20 years of his life were spent in penury and anonymity. In his last years,he was often seen begging near liberty cinema in Bombay. He died on 15th April 1996.

Old timer Wasti, who regaled the audiences with his natural acting in Sanjog , Rattan, Pugree made in the forties and many Punjabi & Hindi movies later on, was passing through a bad phase . Nasir Saheb honored him by offering the roles of substance in Dil Deke Dekho,Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai & Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon.

Actually Wazir Mohammed Khan is a name which will be always mentioned, whenever Hindi Talkie films are chronicled. He was the FIRST on screen singer in the first talkie film- Alam Ara-1931. W.M.Khan was a Pathan. His first film was ‘Alam Ara’-31 and his last film was also Aalam Ara-73. He sang a song in the first film and again the same song in the similarly titled film Alam Ara-56. I saw him on the screen for the first time in the film Kabuliwala-61, in which he lip synched the famous song ” Aye mere pyare watan…”. W.M.Khan acted in 105 films. He sang 6 songs in 4 films, namely Alam Ara-31, Sair e paristan-34, Dard e dil-34 and after 22 years he sang his first song again in film Alam Ara-56- though no record was issued for it, even here !

When he acted in the third version of Aalam Ara in 73, he became the first male actor to have worked in 3 films with the same title, from the very first Talkie film. The next and the only other actor to achieve this feat was Ashok Kumar, who acted in Kangan-39, kangan-59 and kangan-72. The only female actress to achieve this feat was Sulochana ( Ruby Meyers) who had acted in Anarkali-28, Anarkali-35 and Anarkali-53.

W.M.Khan died on 14-10-1974, in Bombay.

Today’s song is a comedy duet sung by Shamshad Begum and G M Durrani. Almost all songs of this film are very good.


Song- Tera gora gore gaal humko ekdum pasand hai (Gumaashta)(1951) Singers-G M Durrani, Shamshad Begam, Lyricist-Raja Mehdi Ali Khan, MD- K.Datta
Unknown male voice

Lyrics

Tera gora gore gaal
Tera gora gore gaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
hoy tera honth laal laal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
Tumhre gora gore gaal
ye lipstick ki baaliyaan
tauba hai tauba hai
hoy hoy hoy

ye aankhen chaai ki pyaaliyaan
tauba hai tauba hai
aay haay

oy tauba
oy tauba
ye London ka maal
ye London ka maal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
tumhre gore gore gaal

hua hai ya nahin hua hai
shaadi aap ka

mere shaadi nahin hua
hua thha mere baap ka
hum ekdum kunwaara hai
ekdum kunwaara hai
bundle to nahin maara hai
bundle to nahin maara hai

naay naay naay naay
tumhaara dekh bhaal
tumhaara dekh bhaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
tumhre gore gore gaal

zara humse door rahiye jee
ye dil churaaye maal hai
dil churaaye maal hai

aisa na kaho memsaab
hamaara bura haal hai
jee hamra bura haal hai
tumhra bura haal
tumhaara bura haal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand hai

tumhre gore gore gaal

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
lalalalalalala
teri nazar to mere gore mukhde par nisaar hai
lekin
pati hamaara kahta hai
hum ekdum ganwaar hai
hum ekdum ganwaar hai

na
gadha hai
arre bewaqoof hai
kahaan hai wo
khabar loon
us manhoos beimaan ki
bhala gadha kya jaane
kadr ?? kuraan ki
tumaara ye khayaal
tumaara ye khayaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand hai saab

tumhaara intkaal
tumhaara intkaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
tumhre gore gore gaal
tumhra gora gora gaal
humko ekdum pasand hai
haan munna
tera honth laal laal
humko ekdum pasand hai
ekdum pasand
tumhre gore gore gaal


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 :

4430 Post No. : 15857

Today’s song is from the film Actor-51. This was a film by Sarosh Pictures, directed by Ramjibhai Arya. It was produced by H M Kerawala and Bhojani. The music was by 2 MDs- Aziz Hindi and Ibrahim, both small time composers. The 10 songs of the film were written by Nazim Panipati (8 songs) and Shewan Rizvi (2 Songs).

I can understand two composers working together on one song in the film…like Aziz and Ibrahim composed four songs together, in today’s film , but I was surprised to find that even Lyrics are written jointly by two lyricists in some films ( not in today’s film). I have always wondered how two different poets can write one song together. But in Hindi films this was not a rarity. Actually, a few years back, thinking that this phenomenon was worth discussing, I started finding out such songs from the HFGK. After getting names of films where more than one lyricist have jointly written songs, like Chandrtalekha-48, Anyaya-49, Sheesh Mahal-50 Hum Log-51, Buzdil-51, Footpath-53, Chandni Chowk-54, Dhobi Doctor-54, Darbar-55, Miss Bombay-57, Changez Khan-57, pardesi-57…I stopped my search. I realised that this happened in many films and it was not a novelty. I cancelled my idea of discussing this matter in my posts.

Connected to these issues is another problem with stories of films like Actor -51. There are many cases in Hindi films, where remakes of earlier films on the same stories are made. As far as Folklore like Laila Majnu or Shirin Farhad or stories from Ramayan and Mahabharat, one can surely understand, but it is very strange why people want to make films on the same stories.

In some cases, in addition to the same stories, even the film titles are the same. The case of actress Sulochana-Ruby Meyers, is unique. She featured in 7 such films where the Titles and stories were the same. Sulochana acted in Anarkali-28, Anarkali-35 and Anarkali-53. She also acted in Madhuri-28 and Madhuri-32. She also acted in Indira B.A.-29 and Indira M.A.-34. Then there was Gunsundari-27 and Gunsundari-48, with different heroines. All these films had the same Titles and same stories.

Then there are other films which have same stories, but different Titles. Some of such films are Panghat-43 and Chitchor-76, Mala-41 and Amar-54 (MD was Naushad for both films and Jayant did the same role in both films), Grihasthi-48 and Ghar Basa ke dekho-63, Malkin-53 and Biradari-66, Aurat-40 and Mother India-57(Kanhaiyalal did the same role in both films) etc etc. There are 100s of such remakes, but I have yet to see a film which mentions it in their credits. One can not forget films like Do dooni char-68 and Angoor-82. Here the first hindi film Do dooni char was a remake of Bangla film of 1963 ” Bhrantibilas”, which was based on the novel of the same name by Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar who had taken inspiration from Shakespeare’s play ” Comedy of Errors”- which was an adptation of a play by Plautus ” Menaechmi”. Hope this was atleast the original story !

It is a notable coincidence that in 1951, in just One year alone, there were 3 films with almost same story and Bhagwan was the Hero in all 3 films – Actor-51, Daamaad-51 and Albela-51. The basic story was that a poor man, without any help, tries to become a Singer or an Actor and how Luck helps him to become a famous artiste.

Film Daamaad was censored on 8-2-51, film Actor was censored on 1-5-51 and Albela was censored on 13-12-51 and released immediately on next day i.e. 14-12-51. Earlier it was felt by me that film Actor was a failed copy of film Albela. That was before I got the HFGK. Now I know that I was wrong in my assumption. The fact is actually different. Both C Ramchandra and Raj Kapoor were after Bhagwan to start a Social film, instead of making only stunt/action films. After working in these two films, Bhagwan became aware that this story was a winning one, if made into film wisely and if C Ramchandra gives his best music.

Bhagwan started making a draft and writing the story of Albela. Due to his image of a stunt film maker, no main stream Heroine was ready to work in his film and he would not afford their fees also. He thought of Geeta Bali. When he narrated the story to her, smart as she was, she understood its potential to become a Hit film, and she agreed to work in Albela as a Heroine. The rest, as they say, is History !

The director of film Actor-51 was Ramjibhai Arya, who came to Talkie films from silent films. After working as an assistant to few directors he first directed film Hind ke laal-40, then came Manthan-41, Jungle ki Pukar-46, Bhedi Dushman-46, Sher-E-Bengal-47 and his last film was Actor 51.

Ibrahim- one of the MD duo of this film was the brother of MD Ghulam Mohd. He was an excellent Harmonium player. He gave music to only 3 films-two with Aziz Hindi…Utho Jaago-47, Bachelor Husband-50 (with Sarswati Devi) and Actor-51. After this film, Ibrahim joined Naushad as his assistant and was with him for many years. He should not be mistaken with Master Ibrahim- the great Clarinet player. He too gave music to 2 Hindi films, namely Parbat ki Rani-48 and Bigde dil-49. Such names cause ‘Same name Confusion’. Fortunately none of them was a famous one.

In Hindi films, there were two names of Composers – Aziz Khan and Aziz Hindi. Many people thought that these were two separate persons, but the fact is they are the names taken by One composer only. Some time ago, our friend Shri Sadanand ji Kamath had dug out some important and revealing and authentic information from an Internet site of Parvez khan-the International Sitarist, son of Aziz Khan.

” Ustaad Waheed Khan was a well known and respected player of Sitar and Surbahar. His place in the Etawah Gharana was high up. He had 3 sons. Bande Hassan,Hafiz khan and Aziz Khan. Waheed khan was very keen that his sons should continue his profession,earn a name and shine in classical music of Etawah Gharana. He thought working for music in films was below their dignity and a shame. Bande Hassan specialised in vocal music and became a famous qawali exponent. Second son Hafiz khan,after initial training in classical music turned to film singing,without his father’s knowledge. Not only that,he also accepted the pen name of Mastana-awarded by composer Meer Sahib- to hide his identity from his father. The third son Aziz Khan also went the film way,using the name Aziz Hindi sometimes.

Though Aziz Khan did not continue his family profession,he ensured that his son Pervez took the training and became an International Sitarist,settling in the USA. Even son of Pervez- Shakir became a famous Sitarist. he continues the Etawah gharana tradition now. ”

A senior RMIM member Mr. Jayraman reported in 2008 that he had traced, found and met the only son of Hafiz khan Mastana,in Mahim,Mumbai. His name was Zaheer aka Alla Rakha. The son confirmed all the above facts and also that Aziz Khan was Aziz Hindi.

Though this fact was confirmed, books like ‘ Dhunon ki yatra’ (Pankaj Raag) mentioned Aziz Khan and Aziz Hindi as two different persons.As the book was published in 2006, he can not be blamed for this,however. But since it is mentioned in a book , for many readers this wrong information is ‘authentic’ and this is quoted by many in their writings. This is because the findings of Mr. Jayaraman did not get enough publicity widely.

In addition to this revelation,one more sort of Revelation has been made by Aziz Khan’s grandson-Shakir Khan-International Sitar player himself, on his own site http://www.shakirkhan.in . According to him,Aziz Khan gave music to 4 films, along with Khayyam. Those films are Heer Ranjha-48, Parda-49, Beevi-50 and pyar ki Baten-51. As per HFGK, Aziz Khan’s name is mentioned only for Heer Ranjha-48 and Beevi-50,while there is no mention of his name in the other two films. It is also interesting to note that singer Hafeez Khan Mastana was the elder brother of composer Aziz khan. To fulfil his father’s wishes, if not him,at least his son Shahid Parvez should become an Etawah Gharana Sitar expert, Aziz Khan left the film world after 1958 and devoted himself to train and teach his son. Thus Shahid Parvez became an International Sitarist.

Aziz Khan gave music to these film-sometimes as Aziz Hindi and with other composers in few films-
Flying Prince-46, Pandit ji-46, Intezar ke baad-47, Utho Jaago-47, Parivartan-49, Roomal-49, Shoharat-49, Putli-50, Beewi-50, Actor-51, Zamane ki hawa-52,Dhoop Chhaon-54, Danka-54 and Chalta Purja-58.

Today’s song is a comedy song and is sung by Sulochana Kadam and Yeshwant Bhatt. Actually most songs of this film are good songs.


Song- Main to beti Thaanedar ki re tu beta chapraasi ka re (Actor)(1951) Singers- Sulochana Kadam, Yeshwant Bhatt, Lyricis-Najim Panipati, MD-Aziz Hindi

Lyrics

main to beti thaanedar ki re
tu beta chapraasi ka re
to phir kya baat bane ae ae
to phir kya baat bane
main to beti thaanedar ki re
tu beta chapraasi ka re
to phir kya baat bane ae ae
to phir kya baat bane
tu bhaabhi mere maamu ki re
main maamu teri maasi ka re
to phir kya baat bane ae
to phir kya baat bane

mohe lahnga la de saatan ka saatan ka saatan ka
mat laana kabhi kaatan ka kaatan ka kaatan ka
tu lahnga maange saatan ka
ho jo saatan ka aahe ji saatan ka
munh dekho jaise kaatan ka
munh dekho jaise kaatan ka

munh dekh zara apna
ki jaise tabla ho miraasi ka
to phir kya baat bane ae
to phir kya baat bane
main to beti thaanedar ki re
tu beta chapraasi ka re
to phir kya baat bane ae ae
to phir kya baat bane

toone rogi kar diya sainya aa aa aa
toone rogi kar diya sainya aa aa aa
kapde dho dho thhak gayin bainya
kapde dho dho thhak gayin bainya
washing ka bill de nahin sakta aa aa
I am sorry
washing ka bill de nahi sakta aa
tees rupaye hai meri tankha
meri tankha
o jee tees rupye hai meri tankha
meri tankha

abhi chhod ke tujhko pakdoongi main
haath kisi madraasi ka
kya baat bane ae ae
to phir kya baat bane

main to beti thaanedar ki re
tu beta chapraasi ka re
to phir kya baat bane ae ae
to phir kya baat bane
main to beti thaanedar ki re
tu beta chapraasi ka re
to phir kya baat bane ae ae
to phir kya baat bane
tu to bhaabhi mere mamu ki re
main maamu teri maasi ka re
to phir kya baat bane
to phir kya baat bane


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 :

4423 Post No. : 15836

Today’s song is from the film Sarkar-1951. If this was the title from the times after year 2000, one would find this movie made on some Political subject. But the year was 1951, just 4 years after Independence.

When I was a young boy of about 8-9 years, like most others of my age, I too was very fond of reading stories of Kings and queens. As I grew up, slowly my interest in such stories waned. As I was exposed now to a bigger, wider and different world, my interests rested in many other subjects and after a few years, I totally started avoiding such stories.

Till 1947, there were 562 Princely states. After getting Independence,all these states were merged with India, but the kings retained their status as “Raj pramukh” or the Head of their states, albeit for namesake. Indira Gandhi abolished their Privy purses ( salaries) in 1971 and gradually the remaining status of these heads vanished completely. For thousands of years, Indians lived under some or the other Kings. No wonder their minds liked stories of Kings and Queens. This trait was precisely picked up by the filmmakers and they made films, practically in every Genre, woven around a kingdom or kings, queens and vaziers.

As the newer generation emerged from the Post-Independence period and became adults, they had neither any affinity nor interest in stories of Kings. Their world was wider and hence their film choices were different. By the end of the decade of the 60’s, films woven around kings, kingdoms etc stopped being made regularly.

Now films were made on a variety of topics and themes. The film Genres of Action/Stunt, Costumes and Folk tales became nearly extinct and their place was taken over by crime, horror, music, comedy, action by Spl FX etc etc. The older generation audience compromised with the new changes and started enjoying the new types of films, based on day-to-day topics, called New Wave or Parallel Cinema.

The senior generation of actors who were known for their typical acting in Monarchical films, like Sohrab Modi, Prithviraj Kapoor, Premnath, Ajit etc, either disappeared with time and age or changed their style of acting. In due course of time, the entire set of old actors was replaced by New Generation actors. This is the rule of Times. Almost every 15-20 years, the set of actors and others like singers, composers,directors etc get replaced and suitable people take over.

Today’s film is one of those films, which had a Monarchic story. It was produced by Ramniklal Shah, under his banner of Mohan Pictures, which used to make Action/Stunt, Costume and Mythological films. The film was directed by a veteran K.Amarnath (1-12-1914 to 14-5-1983), who had 34 films to his credit as a successful Director, from Matwali Jogan-36 to Voh din yaad karo-1971. He is known for well known films like Gaon ki gori-45, Mirza Sahibaan-47, Bazaar-49, Beqasoor-50, Bara Dari-55, Naya Andaz-56, Bada Bhai-57 etc etc.

Amarnath is also known for renaming Ajit ( from Hamid Ali Khan), for launching Saleem Khan (Salman khan’s father and one of the famous Saleem-Javed story writers), Sanjay Khan, Minoo Mumtaaz, and Helen. Noorjehan did her last film in India-Mirza Sahibaan, under his direction.. He directed 3 Tamil films also. ( information from his site k.amarnath.com with thanks.)

The 9 songs from the film were written by Qamar Jalalabadi (9) and Mulk Raj Bhakri (3). The music was by Pt. Gobind Ram. The cast included Veena, Ajit, Shashikala, Ulhas, Usha Kiran, Murad, Cuckoo and many others. The story of the film Sarkar-1951 was….

Vikram was head of a Gypsy Group and he had brought up Vijay as his own son. Vijay was so versed in the art of handling swords, that even Vikram was forced to bend down before the swordsmanship of Vijay. . Vijay was son of the king of Ram Nagar who was killed by the usurper, the present king-this secret told by Vikram to Vijay when they actually reached the skirts of Ram Nagar. Vijay was furious to take revenge but Vikram advised him to take every step cautiously.

One night Vijay stealthily entered the palace and reached near the garden where the princess was witnessing a Dance. Cupid did his trick and without Caring to know who is who-Vijay and Princess became one is Love. Vijay returned to his Camp but his heart was with Princess Bella, the daughter of Vikram, who was also in love with Vijay, noticed this change but could not understand it. . Again next night Vijay went to the palace but he could not find the princess in the garden, in search of her, he reached her bed room. Princess was surprised to find him there but more she was pleased to meet him. Now Vijay realised the blindness of his love – he had given his heart to none other than the princess herself but he had to tell l her with a solemn heart that he had come to take off the head of the King-to take revenge of his fathers opposed him, challenged him Vijay was determined, he proceeded.

The prime minister also noticed the steps of Vijay-he drew his sword there was a duel between Vijay and the Prime minister. Hearing the noise, the king got up and saw a stranger in the Palace. Vijay thought best to flee away and he did. The King was surprised and became enraged to see an enemy in the Palace and that too with the Princess. He inquired from her but she could not satisfy him. King gave orders for the execution of the Princess. . When Vijay reached the Camp-Vikram and Bela found him bleeding-they smelt the wound of Love in his heart and Vikram instructed Bela to have a watch over Vijay.

Vijay had no peace-he had to see the Princess-Bela allowed him to go but accompanied him. In the palace the Prime Minister had laid a plot-and the innocent lovers fell Victim. Vijay was arrested and thrashed into the dark cell where Sher Singh, loyal servant of the Late King, was locked up. They both came to know each other but were helpless. . Princess and Bela both tried to save Vijay from the execution- They secretly brought him out of the prison, but this was seen by the Prime Minister and he came to kill Vijay. Meanwhile the King too came there and the prime Minister killed the king and Vijay killed the prime Minister. Finally he and the princess get married and Vijay is crowned the king. All is well that ends well. [Source: Booklet]

The name AJIT evokes an image of a suited,Booted,suave,Corporate style Villain,who has a battery of assistants,typically named Michael,Robert,Peter and the like.He also carries a Black cat in his arms and moves with his moll, ‘Mona Darling’. This villain does not do any bad acts himself. He would mix with the Rich and the Famous,till a poor hero exposes him. One can also recall the flood of ” Ajit Jokes ” in the 80s and the 90s.

Ajit (Hamid Ali Khan) was born on 27-1-1922, in Shahjahanpur-UP. His father was the personal driver of Hyderabad Nizam. Ajit completed education,sold all his books and ran away to Bombay,to become a Hero. After doing some secondary roles in Shah e Misr, Sikandar, Aap Beeti, Hatimtai and Sone ki Chidiya, he became a Hero first time in film JANAMPATRI-1949, opposite Sudha Rao. While doing film Beqasoor-50, Director K.Amarnath gave him his new name AJIT. Till then he was Hamid in the credits,

When he became a hero, Raj, Dilip, Dev and Ashok kumar were in the First grade. Among the second grade were the heros like Karan Dewan, Suresh, Bharat Bhushan,or Shekhar. Ajit looked manly with his height and masculine figure. He worked in 195 films, out of which he was the Hero in about 40 films. He did maximum films -10- with Nalini Jayawant. He was so much accustomed to call her Nalini, that few times he called his own foreigner wife (an Ava Gardener look alike ) as Nalini and enraged by this, she gave him the divorce.
His other heroines were, Madhubala, Geeta Bali, Vanmala, Begum para, Rehana, Kamini Kaushal, Bina Rai, Veena, Jayashree, Nimmi, Meena Kumari etc.

From Mughal e Azam and Naya Daur, he started doing side roles. In Naya Daur, he matched Dilip kumar by all standards. He delivered dialogues like ‘ Rajput jaan se jaate hain, Vachan se Nahin (Mughal-e-Azam) and ‘ Dosti ke naam pe thook diya toone, voh bhi ek loundi ke khatir’ (Naya Daur) and the audience clapped !

From Suraj-1966 he turned a Villain and established his special brand of villainy. He modified and fine tuned the suave Pran’s style further,which became his trademark. Ajit acted in 195 films. Ajit died on 21-10-1998.

Here is what ” Independent” the London daily newspaper wrote in his obituary, on 27-10-1998-

” AJIT was Indian cinema’s most successful villain. Acting in over 200 films in a career which spanned nearly four decades, Ajit delivered his outrageously evil, double entendre one-liners with a deadpan face which inspired a genre of outlandish jokes and eventually made him into a national folk hero.

With his Clark Gable-style pencil moustache and imposing physique, Ajit gave a twist to villainy in Bollywood, India’s film capital city of Bombay. He ably portrayed the ruthlessly suave, archetypal thug constantly surrounded by an army of “heavies”. He was invariably accompanied by a vacuous moll named something like Silly Lilly or Mona Darling and a side-kick called Robert or Mike.

In one of his movies he nonchalantly confines the hero, already beaten to a pulp and chained to a dungeon wall, to a living hell by ordering him to be dipped into a drum full of liquid oxygen. “The liquid will not let him live and the oxygen will not let him die,” he cries. In another film he tells Mona Darling, “The password is `Legs’. Spread the word.”

Ajit’s dialogues were a hilarious mix of Hindi and pidgin English which captured the public’s imagination and led to hundreds of Ajit jokes that are still in circulation today. In one such quip Ajit is asked by his sidekick Peter to suggest a name for his newly born son. “Call him Re Peter,” comes the unblinking response. Ajit himself was vastly entertained by these jokes, which continued long after his retirement from films in the early Nineties. “I used to download them from the Internet and read them to him and he would laugh heartily,” said his son Zahid Ali Khan. ”

Today’s duet is by Mohd. Rafi and Shamshad Begum. It is a good song.


Song-Main maali ka chhokra (Sarkaar) (1951) Singers-Rafi, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Pt Govindram

Lyrics

Main maali ka chhokra
hoy main maali ka chhokra
mera baag hai jamuna paar paar
mera baag hai jamuna paar
ho mera baag hai jamuna paar paar
mera baag hai jamuna paar
hoy tararararararara hoy
hoy main kisaan ki chhokri
hoy main kisaan ki chhokri
mera khet hai ganga paar paar
mera khet hai ganga paar
mera khet hai ganga paar paar
mera khet hai ganga paar

lelo kela aur naarangi
le lo laal anaar
baabu le lo laal anaar
jo bhi khaaye anaar hamaara
chadhe na usko bukhaar
jo bhi khaaye anaar hamaara
chadhe na usko bukhaar
do do aane
do do aane
do do aane
do do aane
le lo laal anaar yaar
mera baag hai jamuna paar
hoy main maali ka chhokra
mera baag hai jamuna paar paar
mera baag hai jamuna paar
hoy
hoy
teri anaar ??
sasti aur mazedaar
lelo sasti aur mazedaar
aao logon le lo isko
ik paise ki chaar
aao logon le lo isko
ik paise ki chaar
ik paise ki chaar chaar
mera khet hai ganga paar
hoy main kisaan ki chhokri
mera khet hai ganga paar paar
mera khet hai ganga paar

arre suno suno suno suno suno
Amritsar ke lo kharboooje
Kaashi ke amrood
bhaiyya Kaashi ke amrood
Poone ki mausambi le lo
wo bhi hai mauzood
Poone ki mausambi le lo
wo bhi hai mauzood
aur Kaashmeer ke seb khareedo
ek rupaye ke chaar
Kaashmeer ke seb khareedo
ek rupaye ke chaar
ek rupaye ke chaar chaar
mera baag hai jamuna paar
hoy main maali ka chhokra
mera baag hai jamuna paar paar
mera baag hai jamuna paar
hoy dekho dekho dekho dekho dekho
khet hai iska kitna maghanga
saste ka ye khaana
mere saste ka ye khaana
Changu khaaye
Mangu khaaye
khaaye boodhha naana
aur Mangla khaaye
Bindiya khaaye
khaaye sabhi zamaana
ek ek aana
ek ek aana
le lo ek ek aana
ek ek aana
ek ek aana
le lo ek ek aana
ek ek aana
ek ek aana
ek ek aana
ek ek aana
hurr
haa


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 :

4420 Post No. : 15828

Today’s song is from the film Ek tha Ladka-1951. As per my plan, I am selecting randomly songs from the 50’s decade films, to discuss here.

Har Mandir Singh ‘Hamraz’ji has published a Film Index, listing films from Silent and Talkie films, since 1913 to 2012. Sometimes, I spend my free time to note down oddities, found in the film titles. Today, I went through it, to know more about film titles, starting with the word “Ek”. To my surprise, there are as many as 206 films whose titles start with “EK “. 32 films start with “Ek aur..”, 7 films with ‘Ek tha” and 3 films with ” Ek thi “. Title of today’s film ‘Ek tha Ladka’ sounds like the counterpart of the film ‘Ek thi Ladki’ !

The film was made by Chitra Mahal, produced and directed by Roop Sanware. From a search with available data, there seems to be only this released film on his name as Director. There were 2 Music Directors,namely Murari Sharma, who composed 6 songs and Rajhans Kataria, who composed 3 songs. One song is not credited to anyone. There were a total of 10 songs. 4 songs are already discussed and today’s song is fifth song, composed by Rajhans Kataria.

I am sure you must have heard the names of Music Directors Fakir Muhammed, Shambhoo, Dattaraj, Brij Bhushan, Raj Ratan, Ronodev Mukherjee, Kamalkant, Vishnu Khanna, Ajay, Baboo Singh or Vijay Honavar ? Your blank face says, you have never heard their names.

I am not asking you names of Music Directors from the 1930s or 1940s. All these were composers in the 1960s. If I ask you about Satyam, Jagdish or Ratandeep-Hemraj, what will you say ?

These were Music Directors in the 1970s. They composed music for 5 to 15 films each in the 70s.

Can one tell how many composers gave music in Hindi films from 1931 to till today ? It is extremely difficult to make a list of Music Directors. This is because there were many who gave music in just one or two movies. In many cases even the names of the composers are not known. If this is the case of the name itself, getting their Biographies is a distant dream !

Right from 1931 till today, according to Harish Raghuwanshi ji, 3000 Music Directors operated in Hindi film industry. muVyz counted 2088 and it was still counting.Most of these were those who gave music to just one film and disappeared. Still- they all contributed to the HFM legacy. Hardly any serious effort seems to have been made to collect information about at least those who gave music to 5 or more films.

To my knowledge,there are two good books on Music Directors-
1. Dhunon ki Yatra-Pankaj Raag and
2. Film Sangeetkar-Suvarnayugwale- Prof. Yogesh Yadav

There could be some more such books, which I do not know.

The Pankaj Raag book is a solid 800 pages book costing around 1500/- approx. now. This book gives detailed information on 117 Music Directors and Some information on another 137 Music Directors from 1931 to 2000. The book also mentions names and films of another 200 or so composers who did just 1 or 2 films. That makes a total of 454 composers. Prof. Yadav’s book lists short information about 151 composers. Thus we have about 600 composers with some information to talk about. Still, a large number remains without any data.

From time to time, some relative of a forgotten Music Director springs up and gives some information. Sometime back, the daughter of composer/singer K.S.Ragi appeared on Facebook and gave some valuable information on her father. Likewise the son and daughter of composer V.K.Naidu commented on this Blog to give information. Similarly the daughter of Ghantasala came on Facebook and gave some information on Ghantasala’s Hindi work. Same way the nephew of C. Arjun commented on ‘songs of yore’ and clarified some matters.

But this is by Luck. Otherwise many composers are buried under obscurity and anonymity. How many of us have heard the name of Composer Rajhans Kataria ? There was a film “Gandhi Mandir” produced sometime in the last days of the 1940s (probably 1949). It was made by Meera Pictures, produced by Y.D.Shaikh, directed by Roop Sanware and its cast was Nirupa Roy, Pran, Uday Kumar, Ramsingh etc (according to an advertisement copy sent to me by shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji). The music director of this movie was Rajhans Kataria. The name of the film was changed to Afsana(aka Kalakar). This film features in HFGK as an unreleased film. It was not even Censored. However 12 songs were issued on Records by the name “Gandhi mandir” only.

Rajhans Kataria gave music to 2 more films. “Ek tha Ladka”-51 and “Chhoti Duniya”-53. Then he simply vanished. No information whatsoever is available anywhere on him. Similarly the other Music Director- Murari Sharma also gave music to two films only – Nai Zindagi-51 and Ek tha Ladka-51.

The cast of the film was Geeta Bali, Bharat Bhushan, Geeta Nizami, Niloufer, Umesh Sharma, S K Prem, Uma Dutt and many others. From this cast, S K Prem possibly started his career as a Lyricist. His name is mentioned for film Dhruv Kumar-38. Then he became an actor and from 1946 to 1975, he acted in 36 films. Another name of interest is that of Geeta Nizami, a Heroine in the 40’s decade. This was her last film in India, after which she migrated to Pakistan.

The real name of Geeta Nizami was Rashida Begum. She was born in Lahore on 24-6-1926. At the age of 14 only, she was married to Barkat Nizami – uncle of actress Mumtaz Shanti. This person had a knack of discovering talents for films. First he discovered Mumtaz Shanti. He was a businessman to the core. Though Mumtaz Shanti was his niece, he had a contract with her for films. According to that 50% share of her income was to be given to Barkat and 25% to Barkat’s son from his first marriage. The balance was given to Mumtaz Shanti.

However, after her marriage to Wali Saheb, he stopped getting this money. So, he married Geeta and continued the same contract. He used to call it more of a business deal than a marriage. Geeta made her Debut in Shalimar Film’s film Mann ka meet-1944. In her first film Mann ki jeet-44, she acted and had a song and dance. The song was ” More jubna ka dekho ubhar ” sung by Zohrabai,written by Josh Malihabadi and composed by S.K.Pal. The dance Geeta did on this song was very sexy. She was shown emerging from a blooming Lotus and at that time she did such provocative actions that soon the song became the talk of the town. The then Bombay Government,led by Morarji Desai, promptly banned the song, but in the rest of India the song became very popular.

Her second appearance was in Navyug Chitrapat’s propaganda film, ” Panna”-44. She did excellent acting and surprised everyone. In recognition of her brilliant performance, she is perhaps the only artiste of the Hindi films to have been rewarded Rs. 9000 from Government of India.

Famous author Manto says in his book, ‘Dastavej ‘ Vol 5, that after this film, Geeta Nizami left Barkat Nizami, refusing to give him any share of her earnings. He went to the court and his case lingered, meanwhile he migrated to Pakistan also. Geeta Nizami then married several times and was known for that.

Geeta Nizami could not continue as a Heroine in films. She was lead actress in only 7 films. The reason why she did not get more roles as a Heroine was found in a book by a well known author. According to this author, Geeta took a bath only once a week, smelt horrible and her head was full of Lice. No actor was ready to do a close up scene with her. ( I remember another actress of the early 60s- Kalpana, with same reputation. Shammi Kapoor was on record saying that Kalpana smelt very foul as she probably took bath only once a month. He had refused to work again with her in any film, after Professor-62. Even Kalpana’s career was short lived.)

Geeta did just 13 films in India. She acted in Mann ji jeet-44, Panna-44, Gaon ki Gori-45, Sassi Punnu-46, Room No. 9-46, Paro-47, Moti-47, Rehnuma-48, Gajre-48, Karwat-49, Beqasoor-50, Hulchal-51 and finally Ek tha Ladka-51.

Her last film was ‘Ek Tha Ladka’ (1951). After this she migrated to Pakistan. In Pakistan she formed a dance troupe and did shows in various cities of Pakistan. She died on 28-4-2008.

There is no information available from any source, about the film’s story, release date etc. There are hundreds of such films about which we have no information at all.Today’s song is sung by Geeta Roy. The uploader Parag Sankla has said on You Tube that ” this extremely rare song has been recorded from SLBC (Radio Ceylon) by shri Narsing Agnish “. This song is written by Rajesh kumar- a one time Lyricist. The song is very good.


Song-Tum jaate ho to jaao bhale (Ek Thha Ladka)(1951) Singer- Geeta Dutt, Lyricist- Rajesh Kumar, MD- Rajhans Kataria

Lyrics

Tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

yaad karoongi din raat tumhen
main din raat tumhen
bhool na jaana tum
jaa ke hamen jee door
jaa ke hamen
aur chaaahte ho
tujhe apne
tujhe apne
pati ka pyaar mile ae
pyaar mile ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

chanda ki chaandni mein
do mil rahe hain dil
do mil rahe hain dil
murjhaaye huye armaan
jaayenge aaj khil
jaayenge aaj khil
ae chaand
kasam meri
kasam meri
jo jaldi se tum dhale ae
jaldi se tum dhale
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale

duniya mein sab se ooncha
tera naseeb hai
tera naseeb hai
duniya ki har khushi
tujhko naseeb hai
tujhko naseeb hai
aji deepak
teri khushiyon
teri khushiyon ka
toofaanon mein jale
toofaanon mein jale
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale
ik baar laga lo ham ko gale ae
ham ko gale ae
tum jaate ho to jaao bhale


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 :

4384 Post No. : 15738

A week before the 12th birth anniversary of the Blog on July 19, 2020, an idea propped up in my mind. Some time back, I had read the interviews of a 78 RPM record collector of Indore and also of the vintage gramophone turn-table collectors of Pala near Kottayam which were published in some newspapers. Atul ji’s Blog has been in existence for 12 years with almost daily posting of songs. With nearly 15800 songs spread over 4300 films covered and a hit of a little over 1,36,22,000, the Blog must have attained the numero uno position among the musical blogs in India. This is a great achievement. So, I felt that the creator of this Blog – Atul Besra deserves to be interviewed which should get published in newspapers/magazines. This was just my momentary thought.

Soon, I found myself alighting from a train at Gorakhpur Junction railway station on Sunday morning, July 19th. I hired one of the yellow-coloured autorickshaws queued up outside the railway station for reaching Atul’s railway quarters. Luckily, I found Atul ji taking a stroll in his railway quarter complex with his dog, Bhole when my autorickshaw was on its way to enter the complex. I got down from the autoricksha and walked towards Atul ji.

‘Good morning’. I wished him to which he reciprocated looking at me somewhat perplexed and confused. Either he must have been surprised to find me suddenly in front of him or he failed to recognise me.

‘I am sorry I came here to meet you without giving you any intimation. My intention was to make a surprise visit to your house to wish you personally on the occasion of 12th birth anniversary of the Blog and to have a tete-a-tete with you’. I said apologetically to Atul ji.

‘Oh! Thank you. I am pleasantly surprised to find you here’. With this, the confusion in Atul ji’s mind vanished. He cut short his stroll and took me inside the complex of the Officers’ Quarters. As I was walking through the complex, I saw a couple of peacocks roaming on the lawns. The lawns were skirted by flower plants. There were good number of trees in the complex. As we were walking through the lawns, I found some squirrels running away from us and climbing on the trees. From the tree, a squirrel looked at us in contempt flipping its tail, probably signaling us that we had encroached upon his territory. Overall, the complex had a good ambience.

Inside the complex, there were rows of brick-coloured houses. Atul ji showed me his house which had a mini-gate. A name board at the gate displayed his name in Hindi and English. Below his name was a caution notice to the visitors: ‘Beware of friendly Dogs inside the house’. This, I thought, may be a caution of a different type – the dogs can ‘lure’ the visitors with their friendly dispositions.

After freshening up and finishing a breakfast of Aaloo Parathas with curd and pickles, we relaxed for sometime in main room which was much larger than what I had in my flat. There was an open wall unit on which I specifically noticed a replica of Vande Bharat Train-18 and a cricket bat personally signed by MS Dhoni. On a corner low-height table, an old gramophone record player with a big pavilion horn was kept. Suddenly, Bhole came from nowhere and sat in front of the turn-table, looking straight into the horn giving a logo-like image of HMV. The wall hanging comprised of a Railway Calendar, a portrait of Kapil Dev holding World Cup 1983, and a photo-collage comprising of popular singers, lyricists and music directors of golden period of Hindi film music. Lastly, I noticed a metal photo-frame in which a picture of Bhole, Chhote and a cat resting together was placed.

When I was surveying the main room, Atul ji was immersed in some thoughts – may be thinking about an outline of an article to be written and posted on the Blog for today’s special occasion or about some official work in the pipe line.

‘Let me formally congratulate you for completing 12 years of continuous blogging without a break’ and a Happy 12th anniversary of the Blog. I wished him once again to commence an informal interview with him so that his responses looked natural.

‘Thank you for a pleasant surprise visit. The Blog is the labour of love not only of me but all those who have been regularly contributing by way of guest posts, comments, suggestions etc’. Atul ji said with all humilities, keeping a watch over Bhola who had sat in front of the horn of an old turn-table.

I started with some questions to Atul ji which I had already framed in my mind. But in order not to appear as a formal interview, I asked these questions as of I was in conversation with him.

Me: Since when did you get interested in Hindi film songs?

Atul ji: During my growing up days in the late 1960s, one day I heard a song ‘mere saamne waali khidki mein’ on the radio. I loved the song. I was told by my maternal uncle that the singer was Kishore Kumar. Later, I heard several songs of Kishore Kumar. A few months later, the songs of ‘Aradhana’ (1969) became the rage of the nation. Some songs of this movie were sung by Kishore Kumar. I came to know that Rajesh Khanna was the hero of that movie. Rajesh Khanna as an actor and Kishore Kumar as the male playback singer became instant hits in Hindi films. Gradually, my liking in Hindi film music widened to songs of the golden period of Hindi film music, broadly comprising of the songs of the films released during 1950-65. Later on, when I got involved in my Blog, I also developed taste for the old film songs especially of K L Saigal, Pankaj Mullick, Kanan Devi, Ameerbai Karnataki and many more.

Me: How did you get the idea of starting a blog exclusive for discussing a Hindi film song a day?

Atul ji: I used to converse with Raja ji on a cricketing forum on the matter relating to cricket. Gradually, the conversations turned toward Hindi films songs also when I came to know that Raja ji was also interested in discussing Hindi film songs. We felt that it was not appropriate to discuss Hindi films songs on a cricketing forum. Since we had a mutual passion for Hindi film songs, I proposed creating a separate blog for discussing Hindi film songs which Raja ji whole-heartedly supported the idea. Thus, https://atulsongaday.me/ was born on July 19, 2008 with the intention of discussing one Hindi song a day on the Blog. I can say that it was Raja ji who inspired me to create the Blog. The first song posted on the Blog was mile na phool to kaanton se dosti kar lee.

Me: What was the response to the Blog?

Atul ji: It is quite natural that in the initial period, the responses by way of the visitors to the Blog and comments on the songs were slow as the Blog was newly started and its existence was not known to many potential readers. But during the first three months, the average visitors to the Blog per day picked up to around 300 which further rose to around 500 during the first 6 months. By the time the Blog had completed one year, it had covered around 1500 songs. Over the years, the Blog coverage of songs as well as visitors have shown significant upward trends. As against the target of one song a day, we had many time posted 5-6 songs per day. As of now, the Blog has clocked over 13 million visitors with nearly 15800 songs covered which are spread over 4300 films. Also, the Blog has over 1200 Hindi films for which all the songs in the films have been covered. These are remarkable achievements.

Me: Do you feel that the purpose for which the Blog was created has been achieved to your satisfaction?

Atul ji: I would say without any hesitation that the Blog has achieved much more than what I had intended at the time it was created. Apart from coverage in terms of the number of songs and the films, the Blog has become fairly an authentic reference point for those who intend to study the Hindi film music. We have endeavor to cover artists who are unknown to the present generations by bringing them to the notice of the readers, their contributions to Hindi films in general and the Hindi film music in particular. Over a period of time, we have also widened the scope of the Blog by cover non-film Hindi songs. As you may aware, we have covered all the available songs sung by K L Saigal and Suraiya and all the avalable songs composed by Sajjad Hussain.

But the greatest achievement of the Blog which I had not thought of when it was created is that it has become a platform for collaborative efforts of like-minded Hindi film music lovers. The regular visitors of this Blog share certain unwritten common values. They are all knowledgeable, intelligent, mature and well settled individuals, whose love for the Hindi film music is deep and long lasting. The Blog has helped create a close-knit community of like-minded individuals, who share common interests, and they share each other’s joys and sorrows too.

Me: Just a wild thought occurred to me – 25000 songs by 25th Birth Anniversary of the Blog. Is it achievable?

Atul ji: Oh! It is too long a period to think about this target. But going by the present rate of coverage of the song per month, the target seems to be achievable.

Me: A last question. I have planned to publish our conversations as a part of your interview in a reputed newspaper or magazine. I hope I have your permission to do so.

Atul ji: I personally feel that there is no need to publish my interview in any newspaper or magazine. I speak through my Blog. I would, therefore, request you to just use my laptop and type the article based on our discussion with a song of your choice. I will get it uploaded on our Blog. This is quicker and timelier than on the newspaper/magazine. Besides, the Blog has readers across all continents.

Before I could respond to Atul ji, my wife woke me after the alarm set at 05:30 AM started ringing for my morning walk. I sat on my bed for some time before realising that I was infected by ‘Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne’.

Happy 12th birth anniversary of the Blog to Atul ji and his bandwagon.

On the occasion of the 12th birth anniversary of our musical Blog, I have chosen a picnic song, ‘dilon ke melon ka naam picnic’ from ‘Naadaan’ (1951). The song is sung by Geeta Dutt, Chitalkar and Chorus. The song is written by P L Santoshi which is set to music by Chic Chocolate who was the music arranger for C Ramchandra.

With this song, all the songs of ‘Naadaan’ (1951) have been covered in the Blog.

Enjoy this picnic song. Our Blog is like a ‘picnic point’ where musically like-minded persons meet for enjoyment.

Audio Clip:

Song-Dilon ke melon ka naam picnic (Naadaan)(1951) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Chitalkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Chic Chocolate
Chorus

Lyrics

dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic
dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

pyaar ke ye din nahin
aayenge waapas na phir kabhi
ye maze ye kahkahe
ye zindagi aur ye khushi
isi liye tum hans ke guzaaro
jeewan ke din ye albele
ye albelon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic
dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

jisne apne dil ka sauda
zindagi mein kar liya
hum kahenge usne sab kuchh
zindagi mein kar liya
isi liye tum karo mohabbat
chaahe aaye laakh jhamele
inhin jhamelon ka melon ka naam

pic pic pic pic pic picnic
dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic
dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic


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Blog Day: 4261 Post No.: 15485

“Maaya Machhindra”(1951) aka Gorakhnath was directed by Aspi Irani for Super Pictures, Bombay. This mythological movie had Surendra, Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Usha Kiran, Shanta Kunwar, Nand Kishore, Parshuram, Chaandni, Rajni, Bheem, Amirbai, Gulzar, Mona, Master Vinod etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Maaya Machhindra”(1951) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt and Surendra. Manoharlal Khanna is the lyricist. Music is composed by Premnath (MD) who was different from the actor of the same name,

Only the audio of the song is available. My guess is that this song was picturised on Nirupa Roy and Surendra. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Toot gayi haay jeewan veena (Maaya Machhindra)(1951) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Surendra, Lyrics-Manoharlal Khanna, MD-Premnath (MD)
Both

Lyrics

toot gayi haaye jeewan veena
jeewan sathi bin kya jeena
bin kya jeena
toot gayi haaye
toot gayi haaye jeewan veena
jeewan saathi bin kya jeena
bin kya jeena
toot gayi haaye

tan me kaante man mein kaante
tan mein kaante man mein kaante
neend kabhi aankhon mein aake
neend kabhi aankhon mein aake
tadpoon jaise jal bin meena
jal bin meena
toot gayi haaye

pankhheen ik panchi hoon main
udna chaahoon ud na sakoon main
pankhheen ik panchi hoon main
udna chaahoon ud na sakoon main
maut hai ye jeewan bhar jeena
aise jeena
toot gayi haaye

naina kahen ab kaun hamaara
man poochhe ab kisko sahaara
beete dinon ki haaye raina
beete dinon ki haaye raina
sapnon ki godi mein jeena
toot gayi haaye

toot gayi haaye jeewan veena
jeewan saathi bin kya jeena
bin kya jeena
toot gayi haaye


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4096 Post No. : 15242

“Bade Bhaiyya”(1951) was directed by Aspi Irani for Super Pictures, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nirupa Roy, Suresh, Agha, Husnbanu, Naaz, Minu, Guru, Nazir Kashmiri, Neeli, Habib, Ridku, Master Vinay, Yakoob etc in it.

The Movie had eight songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Bade Bhaiyya”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by G M Durrani and Shamshad Begam. Manoharlal Khanna is the lyricist. Music is composed by Premnath (music director).

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


Song-Maine jabse tumko dekha hai (Bade Bhaiyya)(1951) Singers-G M Durrani, Shamshad Begam, G M Durrani, Lyrics-Manoharlal Khanna, MD-Premnath
Both

Lyrics

o o o o
maine jabse tumko dekha hai
mere dil mein gudgudi
mere dil mein gudgudi hoti hai
mere dil mein gudgudi
haay gudgudi
hui gudgudi
main taare ginti rahti hoon
jab saari duniya soti hai
mere dil mein gudgudi
mere dil mein gudgugdi hoti hai
mere dil mein gudgudi
haay gudgudi
huyi gudgudi

yeh mere dil ki dhadkan hai
yeh mere dil ki dhadkan hai
ya ik dholak si bajti hai
ya koyi mendhki phudak phudak kar
phudak phudak kar
dil mein mere phudakti hai
ulfat ki bulbul
haay re
ulfat ki bulbul
chahak chahak kar
aur chulbuli chulal chulbuli hoti hai
mere dil mein
ho mere dil mein gudgudi hoti hai

jab saamne mere aate ho
nazron se nazar lad jaati hai
jab saamne mere aate ho
nazron se nazar lad jaati hai
yeh mere dil ki laalaen
kuchh maddham
kuchh maddham si pad jaati hai
yeh mere dil ki laalten
kuchh maddham si pad jaati hai
mere aramanon mein

haay re
mere armnaanon mein nayi kulbuli
kulal kulbuli hoti hai
mere dil mein
ho mere dil mein gudgudi hoti hai

meree dhundhli dhundhli raaton mein
tum aao chaand ban kar aao
meree dhundhli dhundhli raaton mein
tum aao chaand ban kar aao

tum mere dil ke bangle mein
furniture ban ke saj jaao
tum mere dil ke bangle mein
furniture ban ke saj jaao
phir ham tum samjhen haay re
kyun man mein phurphuri
phurar phurphuri hoti hai
mere dil mein jee
ho mere dil mein
gudgudi hoti hai

dheere dheere
haule haule
mere dil mein gudgudi hoti hai
mere dil mein gudgudi
haay gudgudi
huyi gudgudi


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