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Blog Day : 3628 Post No. : 14453

“Bulbul”(1951) was directed by A Rashid for Hindustan Productions, Bombay. This obscure movie had Majnu, Rukhsaana, Dilaawar, Sarla Devi, Jyotsna, Maqbool, Mannan, Sheikh etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Bulbul”(1951) to appear in the blog. The movie had two music directors viz Vinod Kumar and C S Ragi as per HFGK, but records mention the initials of music director Ragi as K S Ragi. I have assumed the initials as K S Ragi.

The song under discussion is sung by this music director Raagi. Lyrics are by Nafees Lucknowi.

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


Husn aamaada to ho (Bulbul)(1951) Singer-K S Raagi, Lyrics-Nafis Lucknowi, MD-K S Raagi- Vinod Kumar

Lyrics

husn aamaada to ho
husn aamaada to ho
bijli giraane ke liye
bijli giraane ke liye
dil mera haazir hai har ek chot khaane ke liye
chot khaane ke liye

aapne achcha kiya
khoon ae tamanna kar diya aa
aapne achcha kiya
khoon ae tamanna kar diya
khoon ae tamanna kar diya
mujhko surkhi mil gayi
apne fasaane ke liye
apne fasaane ke liye

aah hai lab par mere
aur ashq aankhon mein bhare ae
aah hai lab par mere
aur ashq aankhon mein bhare
ashk aankhon me bhare
ye jalane ke liye hai
wo bujhaane ke liye
wo bujhaane ke liye

gar haqeekat eksara hai
jiska duniya naam hai
agar hakikat eksara hai
jiska duniya naam hai
jiska duniya naam hai
jo yahaan aata hai wo aata hai jaane ke liye
aata hai jaane ke liye

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Blog Day : 3627 Post No. : 14450

“Deepak”(1951) was directed by Chandrashekhar for Ram Ganguly Productions, Bombay. This movie had Prithviraj, Vijaylaxmi, Umesh Sharma, Arun Ganguly, Sajjan, Kamal Mehra, Shanti Madhok etc in it.

This movie had ten songs in it. Two songs from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Deepak”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Uma Devi. Madhukar Rajasthani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ram Ganguly.

Only the audio of this song is available. Uma Devi had sung as many as five songs in this movie and so it appears that she had sung for the leading lady of this movie. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

I have not been able to get a work or phrase right in the song. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics.


Song-Ashqon ka kaarwaan chala (Deepak)(1951) Singer-Uma Devi, Lyrics-Madhukar Rajasthani, MD-Ram Ganguly

Lyrics

ashqon ka kaarwaan chala
rota huaa naseeb le
o o o
o o o
o o o
o oo o
o o o o

ashqon ka kaaarwaan chala
ashqon ka kaarwaan chala
rota huaa naseeb le ae
ashqon ka kaarwaan chala
manzil nahin use pata
kahaan chala ye kyun chala
raahon se bekhabar magar
phir bhi chala ye jaa raha aa aa
ashqon ka kaarwaan chala

ki thhi khata yahi ae dil
chaaha kisi ko pyaar se
ki thhi khata yahi ae dil
chaaha kisi ko pyaar se
jiski saza mili hai ye
keh bhi saki jubaan bhi kya
ashqon ka kaarwaan chala

laayi uda ke aandhiyaan
laayi uda ke aandhiyaan
jaane kahaan se ye ghata
o o o
o o o o
?? lagi
aag mera jahan jala
ashqon ka karba chala
o o o
o o o
o o o
shaad rahe sada hi wo
jisne ye din mujhe diya
ban ke tamasha ye khadi
dekhoon main apna ghar jala aa aa
ashqon ka kaarwaan chala


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Blog Day : 3610 Post No. : 14398

“25th july” (1951) was indeed the name of a Hindi movie. This movie is so obscure that its details are not available anywhere apart from HFGK. And for the time being I do not have access to HFGK. I will update the details of the movie later.

The movie had six songs in it. The songs of the movie are as obscure as any HFM songs can be.

Here is the first song from “25th july” (1951) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Binota Chakraborty. Lyrics are by B M Sharma. Music is composed by Nachiketa Ghosh.

There may have been errors in the lyrics of the song. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on this movie and also on the picturisation of this song. It sounds like a club dance song to me.

With this song, “25th july” (1951) makes its debut in the blog. The mosic director Nachiketa Ghosh too makes his debut in the blog.


Song-Pyaar ke naghme gaaye jawaani (25th July)(1951) Singer-Binota Chakarvarty, Lyrics-B M Sharma, MD-Nachiketa Ghosh

Lyrics

Pyaar ke naghme gaaye jawaani
lekin pyaar ko jaane na
aankh milaaye
dil ko lutaaye
haay anjaam pahchaane na

o o o
o o o
o o o
o vayas solvaan laga re
man mein jaaga pyaar pyaar
ghadi ghadi pal pal ho kar bekal
jiyara raha hai piya ko pukaar pukaar
gale mil jaao
na tarsaao
gale mil jaao
na tarsaao
saajan karo bahaane na
bahaane na

pyaar ke naghme gaaye jawaani
lekin pyaar ko jaane na
aankh milaaye
dil ko lutaaye
haay anjaam pahchaane na

o o o
o o o
o o o
ek jiya mein laakhon umangen
pal pal chhin chhin jaake jaake
pyaar sandesa aaye yahaan pe
ham to wahaan chhupa ke bhaage
pyaar ke khel
rachaaye bina
pyaar ke khel
rachaaye bina
ye baawar manwaa maane na
maane na

pyaar ke naghme gaaye jawaani
lekin pyaar ko jaane na
aankh milaaye
dil ko lutaaye
haay anjaam pahchaane na

o o o
o o o
o o o
o o o
roz roz na ruk mastaane
roz jawaani aaye na
sada chale na thhandi hawaayen
sada badariya chhaaye na
mil lo mila lo
hans lo gaa lo
mil lo mila lo
hans lo gaa lo
?? kar ke taane na
taane na
pyaar ke naghme gaaye jawaani
lekin pyaar ko jaane na
aankh milaaye
dil ko lutaaye
haay anjaam pahchaane na


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Blog Day : 3595 Post No. : 14349

“Do Sitaare” (1951) was directed by D D Kashyap for Famous Pictures. The movie had Dev Anand, Suraiya, Kuldip Kaur, Baij Sharma, Prem Nath, Shakuntala etc in it.

Tmovie had eight songs in it. Five songs from this movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the sixth song from the movie. This song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Anil Biswas.

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


Song-Meri aasmaani ghodi udaaye liye jaaye (Do Sitaare)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Anil Biswas

Lyrics

meri aasmaani ghodi
meri aasmaani ghodi
udaaye liye jaaye
udaaye liye jaaye
udaaye liye jaaye
dekho do dilon ki jodi
meri aasmaani ghodi
meri aasmaani ghodi

o raani ke raaje
o raaje ke raani
gup-chup kaahe baithhe ho ji
gup-chup kahe baithhe ho ji
chhedo koi kahani
aeji chhedo koi kahaani
pyaar ki do do baaten kar lo
pyaar ki do do baaten kar lo
manzil rah gayi thhodi
meri aasmaani ghodi
meri aasmaani ghodi
udaaye liye jaaye
udaaye liye jaaye
udaaye liye jaaye
dekho do dilon ki jodi
meri aasmaani ghodi
meri aasmaani ghodi

do dil waale chale basaane ae
do dil waale chale basaane
ek naya sansaar
dekho beech mein aa na jaaye
duniya ki deewaar
dekho beech mein aa na jaaye
duniya ki deewaar
bana rahe ye pyaar tumhaara aa aa aa
bana rahe ye pyaar tumhaara
kabhi na toote jodi
o meri aasmaani ghodi
meri aasmaani ghodi
udaaye liye jaaye
udaaye liye jaye
udaaye liye jaaye
dekho do dilon ki jodi
meri aasmaani ghodi
meri aasmaani ghodi


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Blog Day : 3576 Post No. : 14323

“Ek Thha Ladka”(1951) was produced and directed by Roop Saanwre for Chitramahal, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, Bharat Bhushan, Geeta Nizami, Neelofar, Kamal, Umesh Sharma, Tiwari, Jankidas, S K Prem, Urvashi, Kamal Zameendaar, Gopal Muni, Rajesh, Kumud, Bhagwan Jee, Uma Dutt, Chandrashekhar etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it that were penned by three lyricists and composed by two music directors.

Two songs have been covered in the past. Here is the third song from “Ek Thha Ladka”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Meena Kapoor. Rajesh Kumar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Murari Sharma.

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


Song-Sulag rahi hai haaye jawaani (Ek Thha Ladka)(1951) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Rajesh Kumar, MD-Murari Sharma

Lyrics

sulag rahi hai haaye jawaani
gham ki aag mein aen
na jaane
na jaane
likhne waale ne kya likha bhaag mein aen
kya likha bhaag mein

tum kya badle duniya badli
sapnon ki maaya toot gayi
ee ee ee ee
badal gayi aahon me khushiyaan
kismat meri phoot gayi
haaye kismat meri phoot gayi
pahle se ab bol kahaan
jeevan ke raah(?) mein
haaye jeevan ke raah(?) mein
sulag rahi hai haye jawaani
gham ki aag mein aen
na jaane
na jaane
likhne waale ne kya likha bhaag mein aen
kya likha bhaag mein

saath chhod kar jaane waale
jahaan raho aabaad raho
o o o o
bala se mit’te hai mit jaayen
hai ye dua tum shaad raho
haaye hai ye dua tum shaad raho
maine tumhaare gham ki raaten
kaatin jaag mein
haye kaati jaag mein
sulag rahi hai haaye jawaani
gham ki aag mein aen
na jaane
na jaane
likhne waale ne kya likha bhaag mein aen
kya likha bhaag mein

udhar chaandni khel rahi hai
apne chaand se holi ee ee ee ee
idhar jiya mein mere dil ke armaanon ki holi
haaye armaanon ki holi
pahle thha
ab rang kahaan thha phaagun ke phaag mein
haaye phaagun ke phaag mein
sulag rahi hai haaye jawaani
gham ki aag mein aen
na jaane
na jaane
likhne waale ne kya likha bhaag mein aen
kya likha bhaag mein


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Blog Day : 3574 Post No. : 14319

“Ghaayal” (1951) was a Shri Navratna Pictures Production movie. It was directed by Ramchandra Thakur. The movie had Sheikh Mukhtaar, Ram Singh, Geeta Bali, Yashwant Dave, Pesi Patel,Jawahar Kaul, Sulochana Chatterji, Mirza Musharaf etc in it.

Four songs from this movie have been discussed in the past. Here is the fifth song from forgotten movie. This song is sung by Meena Kapoor. Saraswati Kumar Deepak is the lyricist. Music is composed by Gyan Dutt.

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


Song-Phool kisi ke haar kisi ka (Ghaayal)(1951) Singer-Meena Kapoor, Lyrics-Saraswati Kumar Deepak, MD-Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

phool kisi ke
haar kisi ka aa aa aa
nain uthha kar dekho baalam
naach raha hai pyaar kisi ka
naach raha hai pyaar

bandhi hui thhi jin aankhon se
in aankhon ki dor
aaj wahi aise badli hai
lagi huyi kis oar
idhar bhi dekho roothe sajan
toot gaya hai taar nadi ka
kisi ka toot gaya hai taar
idhar bhi dekho roothe saajan
toot gaya hai taar kisi ka
toot gaya hai taar
phool kisi ke
haar kisi ka aa aa
nain uthha kar dekho baalam
naach raha hai pyaar kisi ka
naach raha hai pyaar

chaahe ghir ghir aaye badariya
kabhi na chhodoon haath
chaahe badli rahe nazariya
kabhi na chhoote saath
ho bairi
ho bairi
o bairi kyun badal rahe ho
sapnon ka sansaar
kisi ka sapnon ka sansaar
o bairi kyun badal rahe ho sapnon ka sansaar
kisi ka sapnon ka sansaar
phool kisi ke
haar kisi ka aa aa aa
nain uthha kar dekho baalam
naach raha hai pyaar kisi ka
naach raha hai pyaar

khushi manaaoon naachoon gaaun
?? muskaaun
piya tumhaare charnon par main chaand sitaare laaun
piya main chaand sitaare laaun
o nirmohi
o nirmohi
o nirmohi kyun karte ho
jeena bhi bekaar kisi ka
jeena bhi bekaar
o nirmohi kyun karte ho
jeena bhi bekaar kisi ka
jeena bhi bekar
phool kisi ke
haar kisi ka aa aa
nain uthha kar dekho baalam
naach raha hai pyaar kisi ka
naach raha hai pyaar


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Blog Day : 3571 Post No. : 14309

“Stage”(1951) was directed by Vijay Mhatre for Jeewan Pictures Production, Bombay. The movie had Dev Anand, Ramola, Sunder, Cuckoo, Ramsingh, Kuldip Kaur, Gulab, Raj Mehra, Mubarak etc in it.

The movie had 12 songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Stage”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Sarshar Sailaani is the lyricist. Music is composed by Husnlal Bhagatram.

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


Song-Mohabbat mein hansi do din ki rona zindagi bhar ka (Stage)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Sarshar Sailaani, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram

Lyrics

kisi se ae pyaar karna
zindagi barbaad karna hai
zara sa muskura ke umr bhar fariyaad karna hai
mohabbat mein hansi do din ki rona zindagi bhar ka
mohabbat mein hansi do din ki rona zindagi bhar ka

o o o
badi bedard hai duniya
ho o o
badi bedard hai duniya
bada zaalim zamaana hai
bada zaalim zamaana hai
magar is raaz ko barbaad hoker hamne jaana hai
mohabbat mein hansi do din ki rona zindagi bhar ka
mohabbat mein hansi do din ki rona zindagi bhar ka

jawaani mein tabeeyat pyaar se kab baaz aati hai
jawaani mein tabeeyat pyaar se kab baaz aati hai
mere toote huye dil se yahi aawaaz aati hai
yahi aawaz aati hai
mohabbat mein hansi do din ki rona zindagi bhar ka
mohabbat mein hansi do din ki rona zindagi bhar ka


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Blog Day : 3518 Post No. : 14130

“Daaman” (1951) was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt for Madhukar Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Ajit, Nigar Sultana, Pran, Yashodhara Katju, Agha, Hiralal etc in it.

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

Here is the seventh song from “Daaman”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Anjum Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by K Datta.

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

This movie “Daaman” (1951) has the distinction of introducing the first “Lata-Asha Bhonsle” duet in Hindi movies. This song under discussion achieves a rather “artificial” distinction in the blog. It becomes the 1200th solo song sung by Asha Bhonsle in the blog. 🙂


Song-Ho Chale hain teer nazar ke (Daaman)(1951) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjum Jaipuri, MD-K Datta

Lyrics

ho o o o
chale hain teer nazar ke
idhar se bhi
udhar se bhi
ho o o o o
chale hain teer nazar ke
idhar se bhi
udhar se bhi

huye hain pyaar ke waade
o o o o o o
huye hai pyar ke wade
ho o o o
idhar se bhi
udhar se bhi
ho o o o o
chale hai tir nazar ke
idhar se bhi
udhar se bhi

ho o o o o
hoo o o o o
kiye thhe khushgawaar(?) aankhon hi aankhon ki mohabbat mein
kiye thhe khushwaar(?) aankhon hi aankhon ki mohabbat mein
ishaaron mein jawaab aaye ho o o o
ishaaron mein jawaab aaye
ho o o o
idhar se bhi udhar se bhi
o o o o
chale hain teer nazar ke
idhar se bhi udhar se bhi
o o o o o
o o o o

ho o
zabaan khaamosh hai lekin
ho o
zabaan khaamosh hai lekin
nigahe baat karti hai aenaen
nigahe bat karti hai aen aen
hue hain kaise ishaare
ho o o o
hue hain kaise ishare
ho o o o
idhar se bhi
udhar se bhi
ho o o o
chale hain teer nazar ke
idhar se bhi
udhar se bhi

laalalalalalala
hahahahahaha

patange jhoom jhoom kar
patange jhoom jhoom kar
aaye kahaan ye shama ne hans kar
haay
shamma ne hans kar
haay
lage hain dil pe nishaane ho o o ho o
lage hain dil pe nishaane ho o o
idhar se bhi
udhar se bhi
ho o o o
chale hain tee nazar ke
idhar se bhi
udhar se bhi


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 sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Blog Day : 3479 Post No. : 13976

I congratulate all our readers on the auspicious occasion of this 69th REPUBLIC DAY of our country (26 january 2018).

Seriously, how many of us really know the definition of a Republic ? As per the Oxford Dictionary, “A Republic is a sovereign country, which is organised with a form of Government in which the power resides with elected individuals, who exercise power according to the rule of the law “. In short, it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people.

After India achieved freedom in 1947, some films on Patriotic themes were made. ‘Andolan’ (1951) was one such film. Made by Harnam Motwane, under his banner Motwane Ltd, this film is labelled as a ‘historic’ film by HFGK. That may be because in this film the history of India’s independence struggle from 1885 to 1947 is shown with the documentaries and actual footage (with a basic film story, of course) from short films made by Films Division and some film companies like Krishna and Kohinoor films.

This was Kishore Kumar’s first film as a hero and his role was a serious one, that of a militant hero. Though in his later career, Kishore became famous and popular as a comedian – a reluctant one, though, he always yearned for serious roles in serious films. When he started producing his own films, he took the opportunity to make some serious films.

Today’s song is from film ‘Andolan’. It is not a film song actually, but our National Song, suitably woven into the film story. “Vande Maataram” could have been our National Anthem, but things were manoeuvred in such a way that it did not get that place of honour. Let us see a brief history of Vande Mataram through the years.

It was Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay who wrote the lyrics for the powerful “Vande Maataram”. It was Sanyasi Rebellion (1763-1800) that inspired Bankim to write the historic novel ‘Ananda Matth’. Actually, the lyrics of this song came much before the novel. He wrote the lyrics while he was riding in a train and was inspired by the scenic landscape, beautiful lakes and charm of nature in its expansive splendor. The poet in him got totally inspired and burst into penning down lyrics for this soul stirring poem. However, it took few more years for the poem to reach to the masses.

On April 14th 1906, at the Bengali Provincial Conference of Indian National Congress at Barisal, Bankim revealed this power-packed mantra to the masses. The pledge for undoing the then partition of Bengal was also taken at this conference. And “Vande Maatarm” became a weapon in the hands of patriotic revolutionaries of India which shook the foundation of British Raj. Many hard core patriots went to gallows while holding Bhagwath Geeta in one hand and the lines of “Vande Maataram” on their lips.

“Vande Maataram” even reached the shores of America in 1912 and the Gadar party was formed to fight against British Colonialism, with vows of patriotism singing the lines of this inspirational poem. Four Indian revolutionaries from Independence League in Japan were caught by British forces and were sentenced to death. All four went to gallows with “Vande Maataram” on their lips.

National Anthem of Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army – INA) led by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, was a soul-stirring adoration of the motherland India which inspired thousands of soldiers to lay down their lives for India’s independence. Netaji writes about “Vande Mataram” in his autobiography calling it as the National Anthem of India. In his writings, he says – “Vande Maataram” literally means “I salute you, O Mother”.

“Vande Maataram” inspired twenty four soldiers of Bristish Indian Army stationed in Tamilnadu in 1940’s. And British arrested all twenty four on charges of mutiny and were sentenced to death. In Madras (now Chennai) Jail all twenty four went to gallows once again with “Vande Maataram” on their lips.

The acceptance and usage of this poem was also fraught with controversies. The Muslim League opposed the acceptance of this poem on grounds of religious sentiments, as early as 1908. Taking a rigid and parochial view, based on a certain interpretations of the fundamental tenets of Islamic traditions, they claimed that their religion disallowed them to bow their head in worship and salute to any person or symbol other than Allah, the Almighty. By this logic, they said, a salute to even as revered a symbol as the Motherland, would be hurting their religious sentiments.

In 1922, Congress leaders with Nehru as a party leader decided to maim “Vande Maataram” by allowing only first two stanzas of this poem to be sung. Muslim League still persisted in its objection, and in 1938, Jinnah placed before Nehru his demand for completely abandoning this poem.
[Ed Note: There is ample evidence to also show that such divisive manipulations was the handiwork of the British. It was the British who wanted the ‘Jana Gana Mana. . .’ poem by Rabindranath Tagore, to take precedence over all other such similar candidates. They wanted to stress their superiority and control over the leaders and people of India, simply because the creation of Rabindranath Tagore was originally written in the honor of the British king. And that both the Muslim League and the Indian National Congress were simply toeing the British line.]

Nehru further went on to say that lyrics of “Vande Maataram” were not suitable for composing it into a melody. And no orchestra will be able to play such a song. But one patriot-musician Master Krishna Rao Phulambrikar from Pune proved Nehru wrong. He composed “Vande Maataram” in a very melodious tune. However, Nehru wanted to get okay from British Band (orchestra) experts. Master Krishna Rao Phulambrikar came to Bombay (now Mumbai) and played his composition to British Band experts and they approved it after playing smoothly in their orchestra. This proved for the first time that “Vande Maataram” could be composed melodiously.
[Author’s Note : I do not understand here why Nehru wanted an okay from British Band in the first place].

In spite of all these efforts, Congress leaders did not like the idea of making this poem as the National Anthem of India. Even before the official decision was taken by Constituent Assembly on this issue, “Jana Gana Mana” was played as National Anthem in the UN General Assembly in 1947. If congress (read – Nehru) would not have hastened there was a possibility that “Vande Maataram” would have been adopted as National Anthem of India by majority votes of assembly members.

But things took place behind the scenes. The question never came to Constituent Assembly. Instead of passing a resolution for adopting National Anthem by majority votes, the first President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad was asked to announce on January 24th, 1950 saying that “Jana Gana Mana” will be the National Anthem of India and “Vande Maataram” will have equal status with it.

Of course, Vande Mataram does not need any official stamp of being a National Anthem from Government of India so long as it lives in the hearts of millions and millions of Indians all across the globe. (Adapted from an article by Dr N Kamath, with thanks).

As far as the story of film ‘Andolan’ is concerned, this is what its film booklet says-

In the year 1885, Charu Dutt, a worldly-wise patriot, journeys from his little village to attend the first session of the Indian National Congress, held in Bombay. Fired with patriotic zeal, he returns to his village and speaks to his friends and relatives of the new wave that is about to spread over India. To his son he explains the cultural and political past of India, from the dawn of her history upto the turbulence of 1857. The years roll on, and we come to the partition of Bengal. There is thunder in the air, and India’s inspiring song, “Vande Maataram”, is born. The struggle gathers strength. Mahatma Gandhi appears, and freedom comes closer. 1920. . . 1921. . . Simon Commission, Bardoli, Dandi, 1930. . . 1932. . . the battle rages and the drama heightens. Then, August 1942 and Quit India, and on to the final chapter in our freedom story, which unfolds in this film as the story of a single family, representing the nation of which they are the heart-beats.

According to a Review of this film, published in those days-

The true patriot that he was, Pannalal Ghosh gave stirring compositions and flute playback for the memorable film ‘Andolan’. This film starred Shivraj, Kishore Kumar, Manju, Pushpa, Sushma, Parsuram, and Tiwari and was directed by Phani Majumdar for Motwane Ltd.

The film, made at Bombay Talkies, was produced by the distributors of the Chicago Radio PA systems. Kishore Kumar plays the role of the militant hero of this quasi-documentary. It is a stridently nationalistic story of India’s freedom struggle, presented through the expressions of a Bengali family from 1885 (when the Indian National Congress was established) to 1947. It has the actual footage of India’s freedom struggle. Speeches and talks of our national leaders, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and many others are included in the narrative of this film.

Important events incorporated into the plot were Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagrah (1920), the Simon Commission (1928), Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel’s Bardoli Satyagrah (1928) and the 1942 Quit India agitation. Old documentary footage purchased from Kohinoor and Krishna Films, as well as a shot of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore singing Jana Gana Mana are included. The song “Vande Maataram” rendered by Parul Ghosh, Sudha, and Manna Dey is based on Raaga Miyan Malhar. “Prabhu Charanon Main Aaya Pujari” in Raaga ‘Shree’ and “Radha Ne Kiya”, both rendered by Parul Ghosh are appreciated by music lovers. “Subah Ki Pahili Kiran Tak Zindagi Mushkil Mein Hai” rendered by Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey and others is a unique experimentation in Bhor music.

The film was directed by Phani Mujumdar (28-12-1911 to 16-5-1994), who was already a seasoned Director. He is the only Director who directed films in 9 languages (Hindi, Bangla, English, Malay, Chinese, Magadhi, Maithili, Aasamese and Punjabi). He started his career assisting PC Barua in Calcutta. Besides ‘Street Singer’ (1938) and ‘Kapaal Kundala’ (1939), he had directed a total of 29 films,which include several hit films like ‘Baadbaan’, ‘Doctor’, ‘Tamanna’, ‘Door Chalen’, ‘Faraar’, ‘Aarti’, ‘Kanyadan’, ‘Akashdeep’, ‘Oonche Log’ etc. Here is a short biosketch and an obitury on him, published in The Independent, Calcutta, on 22-6-1994, and is written by the famous film historian and author of ‘Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema’ – Ashish Rajadhyaksha.

PHANI MAJUMDAR was a pioneer of Indian cinema, working in the late 1930s with PC Barua, India’s equivalent of DW Griffith, in the famous New Theatres Studio of Calcutta. Here, between 1936 and 1939, new standards were set for Indian motion pictures in a series of reflective, lyrical films that brought cinema closer to life and literature.

Majumdar’s contribution was ‘Street Singer’ (1938), a melancholy love story, his debut and a classic of Indian cinema. Its male lead, Kundan Lal Saigal, sang his immortal song ‘Babul Mora’ here, on a charged symbolic landscape of boats adrift in the mist. The Famine of 1943 and Partition of India were events of the future yet much of the symbolism of Bengal, the redolent Tagorean motifs of life-giving rivers, the feudal elite recreating the 19th century in desolate mansions – all the stuff that Satyajit Ray later spoke of as ‘the past’ – was in place with Street Singer. It was watched, not just as a love story par excellence, but as an expression of themes of Indian identity and nationalism which would be relevant for India, and Majumdar, even beyond Independence.

Majumdar was born in Faridpur, in what is now Bangladesh, in 1911. From Calcutta he moved to Bombay in 1941, directing classic musicals which often promoted traditional ways of Indian life, with stars like Suraiya in ‘Tamanna’ (1942), Shanta Apte in ‘Mohabbat’ (1943), and the blind singer KC Dey.

Majumdar’s Andolan (1951), Indian cinema’s most elaborately constructed nationalist propaganda feature, was made to promote Nehru’s Congress Party and was the closest that India ever came, on film, to defining a popular culture of nationalism: a small family in Bengal experiences in microcosm the major political events in the country, from 1885 (when the Congress Party was established) to Independence.

Majumdar returned to India from working in Singapore in the 1960s, and proceeded to make films in Punjabi, and even in obscure languages like Magadhi (‘Bhaiya’, 1961) and Maithili (‘Kanyadaan’, 1965). His interest in themes of an intrinsically Indian nature was a driving force to the end of his career. He worked on the television phenomenon of the 1980s in India, the 78-part religious epic ‘The Ramayana’, and was working on a television series ‘Our India’ when he died. No doubt, had he lived, the ‘Our India’ series, on a state television network struggling to hold its own in competition with satellite, would have been the fitting finale to a career which started with ‘Street Singer’.

The film had a cast consisting of Kishore kumar, Shivraj, Manju, Parshuram, Tiwari, Krishnakant, Sachin Shankar, Pushpa, Gauri devi etc etc. The recording of the songs of this film were done in November 1949 to August 1950 itself. Actor Krishnakant aka K.K. who acted in this film, did the role of Rehmu (Rehman) – a 20 year old young man. By the end of the film, he becomes an 85 year old Rehmu Chacha. He has written about this film in his Gujarati autobiography, ‘Guzra hua zamana’, that he had to do the make up differently for every shot of his role – from young to old. His make up man was Dada Paranjape, who had worked in Prabhat and Rajkamal with V Shantaram. The shooting of the film was done in Bhopal and nearby areas. All the actors and crew had to stay in Military Barracks and had to report at 7 am for shootings. The season was winter and the cold of Bhopal was unbearable. Constant tea/coffee supply was arranged.

For lack of any big stars and actors, distributors were wary of taking the film. A grand premiere was arranged, attended by Dev Anand, Raj Kapoor, Meena kumari, Madhubala, Geeta Bali and others. However, the film did not do big business. Probably, the documentary type presentation was not impressive enough.

The film has 6 songs. Today’s song is the second song to be posted here. The first song was discussed few years ago. On this auspicious occasion of our Republic Day, let us listen to “Vande Maataram”, sung by Parul Ghosh, Sudha Malhotra, Manna Dey, Sailesh Kumar and Chorus.


Song- Vande Maataram (Aandolan)(1951) Singers- Parul Ghosh, Sudha Malhotra, Manna Dey, Sailesh Kumar, Lyrics-Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, MD- Pannalal Ghosh

Lyrics

vande maataram
vande maataram

vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram

sujalaam sufalaam
malayaj sheetalaam
shasyashyaamalaam maataram
maataram
sujalaam sufalaam
malayaj sheetalaam
shasyashyaamalaam maataram
maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram

shubhrajyotsna pulakit yaaminim
phulla kusumita drumadal shobhinim
shubhrajyotsna pulakit yaaminim
phulla kusumita drumadal shobhinim
suhaasinim sumadhura bhaashhinim
sukhadaam varadaam maataram
maataram
suhaasinim sumadhura bhaashhinim
sukhadaam varadaam maataram
maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram

sujalaam sufalaam
malayaj sheetalaam
shasyashyaamalaam maataram
maataram
sujalaam sufalaam
malayaj sheetalaam
shasyashyaamalaam maataram
maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram
vande maataram


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Blog Day : 3469 Post No. : 13928

The New Year according to Gregorian Calendar started 16 days ago on 1 january 2018. Like most people, we too made new year resolutions. Unlike most people, our new year resolutions of posting one “debutant” song and one “YIPPEE” song daily is still being followed regularly.

Day before yesterday (14 january 2018) was Makar Sakranti and that marked the beginning of another new year, viz Hindu new year. Why we should not make new year resolutions on this occasion as well. In our case, we can resolve to continue our new year resolutions of Gregorian calendar new year. 🙂

The commencement of Hindu new year coincided with the blog clocking one crore (ten millions) visitors to the blog. Is it a coincidence that it happened on this day ! Or is it divine scheme of things. The blog began just under ten years ago on 19 july 2008. Why this date and no other day ? It was much later (in fact only in 2017) that I realised that the Hindu month of Shrawan had started on 19 july 2008, which traditionally provided the most number of songs to HFM. So, I feel that the same divine scheme of things were being played out and implemented at that time as well.

That is not all. Much later, we posted out song post number 11111, which discussed a special song that had voices of four legendary singers. When Sudhir Ji, the author of that wrteup looked back at the blog posts number 1, 11, 111 and 1111, he discovered an amazing pattern. These four songs were solo songs sung by the same four singers, and in the same order in which they lend their voices in the song post number 11111 !

That is not all. I have noticed coincidences involving me that are even more amazing, and they are not limited to this blog. I have shared one amazing coincidence with my friends (including some in this blog as well) that will convince people that these coincidences are some grander scheme of things planned by higher forces. 🙂

Coming to my observations that we need to reiterate our new year resolutions (Gregorian calender version) on new year (Hindu calender version) as well. On the first day of this year (viz Yesterday 15 january 2018), only the first half of the half the resolution (viz posting a debutant song for the day) was fulfilled till late in the night. Sudhir Ji had posted a “debutant” post for the day. I had noticed that he had planned for a “YIPPEE” post as well. But seeing that the “debutant” post had appeared so late, I was afraid that it might become a race against time to fully fulfil the new year resolution. So I decided to lend a helping hand to Sudhir Ji. I prepared this “YIPPEE” writeup and I decided to post it in case Sudhir Ji was strapped for time (which he certainly is these days).

Fortunately, I found that Sudhir Ji succeeded in posting the YIPPEE writeup just in the nick of time yesterday night, and it was that rollicking title song of “China Town”(1962), viz. Rangeen bahaaron se hai gulzaar China Town.

So the song that I had kept as the backup YIPPEE song was not required.

Today (16 january 2018), we find ourself in the same situation as yesterday. The “debutant” movie of the day was done and dusted with first thing in the morning by Sudhir Ji. Sudhir Ji then asked me for the list of YIPPiable movies, aiming to post the YIPPEE movie of today as well, while I concentrated on the O P Nayyar tribute post.

After the O P Nayyar tribute post was published late, I found that Sudhir Ji has prepared for the YIPPEE song of the day, and it was a song that was not available online as far as I can tell. But like last night, we are against racing against time and I do not find Sudhir Ji at the keyboard right now. So I feel that I need to step in and publish the backup YIPPEE song that I had prepared yesterday. That way, Sudhir Ji can publish his YIPPEE article on the next day.

The song that I have in mind is from “Khazaana”(1951). It is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

This song, the eighth and final song from “Khazaana”(1951) is a “joie de vivre” song sung on a moonlit night by a lady in love. This must have been the brief by the music director to the lyricist and what superb lyrics Rajinder Krishan comes up with. And the rendering of this song is divine. After listening to the honey like voice of Lata, I would not like to listen to this voice in any other voice. This is inspired singing at its peak.

“Khazaana”(1951) was produced by Bakshi Jang Bahadur and directed by M Sadiq for Bakshi Brothers, Bombay. This movie had Madhubala, Nasir Khan, Gope, Om Prakash, Cuckoo, Ramesh Thakur, Gujri, Abbas etc. in it.

So going by the cast, it is clear that this song was picturised on Madhubala. Lata singing and Madhubala lip syncing. It would have been a sight for the eyes if the video was available. But it seems that only the audio of this song is available and that too has ended up becoming an obscure song with time. The song deserves to be much better known among music lovers. It is an archtypical “chhaayaageet” song, best heard at night time, with majority of people fast asleep in the comforts of their “razaai”. 🙂

With this song, “Khazaana”(1951) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song – Soyi soyi chaandni hai khoyi khoyi raat hai (Khazaana)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

soyi soyi chaandni hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
khoyi khoyi raat hai
naya naya pyaar hai ye
nayi nayi baat hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
khoyi khoyi raat hai
naya naya pyaar hai ye
nayi nayi baat hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai

gori gori chaandni mein jiya madhosh hai
ae ae ae ae
hmm hmm hmm
gori gori chaandni mein jiya madhosh hai
tum mere paas ho
tum mere paas ho
bas itna hi hosh hai
itna hi hosh hai
dil mein khushi
dheemi ?? barsaat hai
nayi nayi baat hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
khoyi khoyi raat hai
naya naya pyaar hai ye
nayi nayi baat hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai

jhuki jhuki ankhiyan mein man ki tarang hai
ae ae ae ae
hmm hmm hmm hmm
jhuki jhuki ankhiyan mein man ki tarang hai
masti mein jhoom raha
masti mein jhoom raha mera ang ang hai
mera ang ang hai
duniya na jaane sainyya
teri meri baat hai
nayi nayi baat hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai
khoyi khoyi raat hai
naya naya pyaar hai ye
nayi nayi baat hai
soyi soyi chaandni hai


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