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Today’s song is from the film Phoolon ke Haar-1951. I fail to understand why this film was titled Phoolon ke haar. I have seen this film, but I did not find any justifiable answer to this title.

The film was made by Shrikant Studio, Bombay. It was directed by G.P.Pawar, a veteran from Silent films. His first silent film as a director was Mysterious Prince-1929. He directed 10 silent films and then started directing Talkie films with Qatil kataar-1935. He directed 18 talkie films. His last film was Jang bahadur-1958. Pawar was the second husband of Lalita pawar, who was the heroine of many of his Silent films. Later they were divorced. She, however, continued using the surname Pawar till the end, although she got married to Shri Omprakash Gupta, who started the Ambika Studio, in the name of Lalita Pawar-whose real name was Ambu , a short form of Ambika.

The film had music by Hansraj Behl. He, in my opinion,was one of those composers in the film world, who composed lots of melodious songs. Unfortunately, he was also one of those composers who never got Big banners to work for. He and his brother, Gulshan Behl founded N.C.Films, on their father’s name-Nihal Chand- and produced B and C grade movies to which Hansraj gave his music. Hansraj was known as Master ji, in the industry. Only two people were known as Master ji…one was Ghulam Haider and the other was Hansraj Behl. Hansraj usually worked alone and rarely used any assistant while giving music.

Hansraj is remembered for giving initial playback singing breaks to Asha Bhonsle and Madhubala Jhaveri. He also gave a chance to his own friend Verma Malik-Lyricist. Malik used to live with him initially, in Bombay. He composed music for 62 films from Pujari-46 to Badmashon ka Badmash-79. One film “Insaaf ka Khoon” was released after his death,in 1988.

Hansraj Behl was one of the music directors who became successful in the post-independence era. He composed music for not only Hindi films but also for Punjabi films. Hansraj was born on 19 November 1916 in Punjab. He got his basic education in music from Pt. Chunnilal. Then he opened his music school in Lahore and he had some non-film records released under the label of HMV. In 1944 Hansraj came to Bombay to try his luck in the Hindi film industry as a music director.

After one year of struggle he got his first film Pujari, made by Ardeshir Irani, in 1946. He got films like Gwaalan and Phulwari in the same year, but all these films could not do well at the box office. Behl tasted success in 1947 with the release of Lakhon Mein Ek and Chheen Le Azadi. ‘Moti Chugne Gayi Re Hansi..’ sung by Shamshad Begum and Mukesh from the film Chheen Le Azadi became very popular. In 1948 he came up with four films – Chunariya, Mitti Ke Khilone, Pardesi Mehmaan and Satya Narayan, of which Chunariya’s music was a hit especially the song ‘Dil-e-Nashaad Ko Jeene Ki Hasrat Ho Gayi..’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar. The song which placed him among high class music directors was ‘Sab Kuchh Lutaya Hamne Aakar Teri Gali Me..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi and written by Mulk Raj Bhaakri.

In the year 1949, he came out with Chakori, Raat Ki Raani, Zevraat and few more films. Lata sang one of her favourite songs, ‘Haye Chanda Gaye Pardes Chakori Yahan Ro Ro Mare..’ in Chakori, which became very popular and it helped Hansraj to gain popularity among music lovers. ‘Jin Raaton Mein Neend Ud Jaati Hai..’ sung by Mohammed Rafi in Raat Ki Raani was a nationwide hit.

In 1950-51 he gave many hit songs with Lata Mangeshkar, Geeta Dutt and Suraiyya. Songs of Kisi Ki Yaad became very popular soon after the release of the film. ‘Koi Mujhko Na Bulaye..’ and ‘Tadapta Chhod Kar Mujhko Kahaan Tum Reh Gaye..’ both sung by Geeta Dutt and ‘O Jaane Wale Ye Kya Kiya..’ by Mohammed Rafi gained immense popularity. In 1952 he introduced Madhubala Jhaveri as a playback singer in Apni Izzat and Jaggu. Madhubala sang ‘Dil Mere Tera Diwaana..’ with Talat Mehmood and ‘Meethi Meethi Loriyaan Main Dheere Dheere Gaoon..’ (both Apni Izzat) featured her solo voice. In 1954, he again came out with musical films like Dost and Khaiber. ‘Aaye Bhi Akela Jaye Bhi Akela..’ from Dost -1954 sung by Talat Mehmood was among one of his memorable compositions.

He continued to give his best in films like Rajdhani, Milan, Miss Bombay, Changez Khan and Saawan. Songs like ‘Bhool Ja Sapne Suhane..’ from Rajdhan- 1956, ‘Mohabbat Zinda rehti Hai..’ from Changez Khan -1957, ‘ Jab Raat Nahi Katti..’ from Changez Khan -1957, ‘Zindagi Bhar Gham Judaai Ka..’ from Miss Bombay -1957, ‘Haseen Ho Khuda To Nahi..’ from Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh -1960, ‘Bheega Bheega Pyar Ka Sama..’ from Saawan -1959 and ‘Tujhko Dhoondhu To Dhoondhu Kahaan..’ from Milan -1959 crossed all the barriers of success and Hansraj Behl’s name was on the lips of every music lover.

After all these successful films he continued to give music till 1969 but failed to give any hit because his later films were either stunts or fantasy films with little scope for having good music. His last hit song was an all time great creation ‘Jahan Daal Daal Pe Sone Ki Chidiya Karti Hai Basera..’ which was sung by Mohammed Rafi for the film Sikandar-e-Aazam in 1965.

Hansraj Behl died of Cancer in Bombay on 20-5-1984.

The cast of the film Phoolon ke Haar-1951 was Nigar Sultana, Geeta Bali, Nasir khan, Yashodhara katju, Sundar, Madhav kale, Rani, Shakuntala, heeralal etc. The 11 songs of this film were written by Bharat Vyas, Indivar, Kaif irfani, D.N.Madhok and Varma malik. In the last so many years- till 1980 – I must have seen hundreds of Films- Hindi, Marathi, English, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. In the Hindi films, I can not forget 3 actresses, who were Bubbly, playful, with innocent looks and with Natural acting talent. They were Meena Shorey, Nalini Jaywant and Geeta Bali. I enjoyed every film of these actresses, which I saw. It is difficult to forget the role and acting of Meena Shorey in film ” Ek thi Ladki-49″, or Nalini Jaywant in film ” Hum sab chor hain-56″, or Geeta Bali in film ” Aji Bas Shukriya-58″. These were all my favourite actresses. It is very unfortunate that they all met their deaths in very tragic circumstances.

Geeta Bali’s dancing eyes and her animated, expressive face which mirrored her soul were her most outstanding features. Yet life was snatched away from this vibrant personality at an achingly young age of 35.It is some consolation that Geeta crammed a lot into her short life: 80 odd films in a ten-year career. She married struggling actor-turned-megastar Shammi Kapoor and mothered two children: a son and a daughter. Today, she is remembered as a wonderfully natural actress and a fabulous human being.She was quite close to her sisters and brother. Her childhood pet name was KEETA.
True, Geeta’s reputation as an actress rests more on her performances than her roles. Natural, spontaneous and gifted with a spot-on sense of comic timing, she never really found a vehicle worthy of her talent. Largely a shade better than the movies she starred in, she frittered away her talents in B-grade films. Probably the fact that she was born into a family that had to struggle for sheer survival and the fact that she reached the top through sheer grit had Geeta stress on quantity rather than quality. Film lore has it that when mentor [filmmaker] Kidar Sharma first met Geeta, she was living with her family in somebody’s bathroom!

Geeta Bali (real name Harkirtan kaur) was born in Amritsar on 30-11-1930, in a Sikh family, known for its religious and Scholarly traditions. Her father was a Sikh Missionary Preacher and travelled not only all over India, but also to Burma, Ceylon and Malaya. Due to frequent change of place, Geeta’s education was not consistent and it ended after 6th standard. When the family was in Kashmir, she joined the dancing and music classes. Keeta (her family nickname) did dance performances on stage in her schools.

When she was about 9-10 year old, she gave a public performance of her Dance in Lucknow. The puritans in their society objected, made a hue and cry and the pendal was burnt, to stop her show. Such experiences made her very bold in life. While at Lahore, Geeta directly entered the A.I.R. office to get a music contract. She got it also. She used to participate in Children’s programmes.

Through her Dance Director in A.I.R., she got into a documentary ” Cobbler” made by Shorey pictures. Impressed, she got a dance performance in film ” Badnami”-46 as well as Kahan Gaye-46 and Pancholi’s Patjhad-47, before moving to Mumbai. Impressed by her off-screen vivacity, Sharma cast Geeta in his Suhaag Raat (1948). Audiences related to her instantly and watched wide-eyed as she nonchalantly tossed her unconscious hero, Bharat Bhushan over her shoulder in a scene.

Soon, Geeta was inundated with contracts (that’s what they called film offers then). She accepted most. She won raves even in supporting roles like in the 1949 Suraiya starrer Badi Behan and the Madhubala starrer Dulari. In 1951, she became a major star with Guru Dutt’s first hit, Baazi (she went on to do three other films under his direction). Geeta played a gangster’s moll with a golden heart to Kalpana Kartik’s conventional heroine. But Geeta played her role with such gay abandon that hero Dev Anand divulges, “People came repeatedly to theatres to see Geeta’s spirited dancing to Tadbeer se bigdi hui taqdeer bana de.

Next she worked with Raj Kapoor in Bawre Nain-50, Bhagwan’s Albela-51 and Navketan’s Baazi-52. Now there was no looking back. Geeta Bali went on to act in 80 films in her short career of just 14 years. She even sang a few lines in a song from the film Rangeen Raaten-56, with Shamshad Begum and Uma Devi. She worked with Prithviraj Kapoor in Anand math-52 and his sons Raj kapoor in Bawre nain and in many films with Shammi kapoor. With Dev Anand she did Baazi, Faraar, Milap, Jaal, Zalzala, Ferry and Pocket Maar. She worked opposite Ashok Kumar, Motilal, Balraj Sahani, Prem Adib, Jairaj, Rehman, Bharat Bhushan, Abhi Bhattacharya, Kamal Kapoor, Karan Dewan, Shekhar, Sajjan, Amarnath, Jaswant and Suresh.

Some of her notable films were, Girls’ School-49, Dulari-49, Badi bahen-49, Nishana-550,Bawre Nain-50, Baazi-51, Albela-51, Zalzala-52, Raag Rang-52, Anand Math-52, Jhamela-53, Baaz-53, Daaku ki Ladki-54, Vachan-55, Miss Coca Cola-55, Jawab-55, Faraar-55, Bara Dari-55, Albeli-55, Pocket Maar-56, inspector-56, Coffee House-57, Mujrim-58, Jailor-58, Aji Bas Shukriya-58, Mr. India-61 etc etc.
Geeta proved she could do tragedy (Sharma’s Raj Kapoor starrer Bawre Nain) or and play the lighthearted heroine to comedian Bhagwan in the super successful Albela. Albela’s swinging C Ramchandra composed songs like Shola jo bhadke and Sham dhale mere khidki tale made front-benchers dance with the stars and even fling coins on screen. Pug-nosed Geeta was no conventional beauty, but that transparent face and that smile constantly flirting on her lips made sure you couldn’t tear your eyes away from her.

Watch Geeta Bali in the Guru Dutt-directed Jaal (1952). Dev Anand, a cigarette-smoking smuggler on the run from the police, tries to entice morally upstanding heroine Geeta into his web. Geeta evocatively communicates her struggle against, and her eventual surrender to, handsome Dev’s seduction call Yeh raat, yeh chandni phir kahan Famously down-to-earth despite her star status, Geeta was the antithesis of the coy 1950s’ heroine. She often drove herself to her premieres in an open jeep. Those who knew her claim she was a Samaritan who touched the lives of whoever she met. She is said to have personally groomed Mala Sinha, then a newcomer.

To date, so many years after her death, her secretary Surinder Kapoor’s (Boney Kapoor’s father) productions begin with a shraddhanjali to Geeta Bali.

Shammi Kapoor entered her life when they worked in the quaintly named Miss Coca Cola and Coffee House together. On an impulse, Geeta played a small role of a man in Sharma’s Shammi Kapoor starrer Rangeen Raatein. On the film’s Ranikhet outdoor, Shammi and Geeta fell in love. Kapoor was a year younger to her and was not yet a star, but the twosome were hell bent on marrying each other. Geeta had worked with Shammi’s eldest brother, Raj Kapoor in Bawre Nain, and with his father, Prithviraj Kapoor in Anand Math, Shammi was unsure about their reaction to this match. But on August 23, 1955, with producer-director Hari Walia and friend Johnny Walker as witness, the couple were married at the Banganga Temple at 4 am.

Geeta continued to work after marriage in a few films like Sohrab Modi’s Jailor (1958), where she won raves as a blind girl. With Shammi Kapoor turning into a huge star and the birth of her two children Aditya (nicknamed Mickey) and Kanchan, she eased her workload.

The desire to do that one fulfilling role she would be remembered for prompted Geeta to attempt the production of a classic for herself. She started Rano, based on Rajinder Singh Bedi’s famous novel, Ek Chadar Maili Si, based on a widow’s remarriage to her brother-in-law. Upcoming star Dharmendra played her hero.

Geeta, had not been vaccinated for smallpox, despite the fact her father too had died of Smallpox. She had ignored repeated warnings in her childhood. She contracted the dreaded disease while shooting the film. The best care was rushed to her, but her fever apparently reached 107 degrees. Her doctor saw a picture by his patient’s bedside and asked who the pretty lady was. The disease had so wracked Geeta’s frail frame that he didn’t recognise her as the same person!

Geeta Bali passed away on January 21, 1965, leaving behind eight-year-old Aditya and three-year-old Kanchan in the care of a devastated Shammi Kapoor.

Ironically, she was cremated in Banganga, not far from where she was married. ( adapted from Rediffmail.com, books Star Portraits by Harish Booch and Stars of the Indian Screen by Baburao Patel, India Today, Yaadon ki Baaraat by Shirish Kanekar and my notes – with thanks.)

Today’s song is sung by Shamshad Begum in her inimitable typical unique voice. Let us enjoy this song.


Song- Mohobbat chikni chikni hai ke baabu phisal na jaana (Phoolon Ke Haar)(1951) Singer- Shamshad Begum, Lyricist- Bharat Vyas, MD- Hansraj Behl

Lyrics

mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana
ho o o
zamaana re zamaana haaye zamaana hoy
zamaana naazuk naazuk hai
kisi se dil na lagaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana

kaabu mein rakhna baabu
ye dil hai bada mawaali
kaabu mein rakhna baabu
ye dil hai bada mawaali
beech bajariya bik jaayenge
lota bartan thhaali
bich bajariya bik jaayenge
lota bartan thhaali
ho o o
ye dhanda re ye dhandha haaye ye dhandha hoy
ye dhadna ulta pulta hai
ke ulte latak na jaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana

ye powder aur surkhi waale
gore gore mukhde
ye powder aur surkhi waale
gore gore mukhde
le jaate hain nakad naaraayan
de jaate hain dukhde
le jaate hain nakad naaraayan
de jaate hain dukhde
ho o o
ye galiyaan re ye galiyaan haaye ye galiyaan hoy
ye galiyaan uljhi uljhi hain
na aage kadam badhaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana

raaton ko jaagoge bhaiya
din mein so jaaoge
raaton ko jaagoge bhaiya
din mein so jaaoge
kise dhoondhhne nikle ho tum
khud hi kho jaaoge
aejee
kise dhoondhhne nikle ho tum
khud hi kho jaaoge
ho o o
dagariya re dagariya haaye dagariya hoy
dagariya oonchi neechi hai
musaafir bhatak na jaana
mohabbat chikni chikni hai
ke baabu phisal na jaana
zamaana naazuk naazuk hai
kisi se dil na lagaana


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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5063 Post No. : 16977

Today’s song is from the film Simba-1951.

The film was made by Comedy Pictures. The director was Mohammed Hussain and the music was by D C Dutt. The cast of the film was Baburao, Krishnakumari, Shaikh, Bimla, Indira, habib and others. I have not seen this film but from the photos and the posters of this film it appears to be a kind of a distorted take on a Tarzan-like story.

Hindi films have been making attempts to bring films on this ever popular story worldwide, since the first decade of the Talkie films. Films were made like Zambo-The Ape man-1937 and Zambo ka Beta-1939. Tarzan has been masqueraded in Hindi as Zambo, Zimbo, Zingaro, Simba etc and also films were made using Tarzan name directly. As many as 21 films were made with the name Tarzan. True to Indian generosity and tradition, Tarzan has been gifted with a son, a daughter, a Mehbooba and a Jalpari ! He is combined with Gorilla, King Kong, Delialah, Hercules, Magic lamp and what not. I am sure the original Tarzan would have jumped with pleasure with so many companions ! Such films came mostly in the 60’s decade and the usual heroes were Azaad and Dara Singh, in the main role. Heroines were immaterial.

These C grade action and stunt films are truly 100 % entertainment. Only condition was that you must lock up your brain and forget any body part above your shoulders, before seeing these films. The greatest misuse of ” Cinematic Liberty” was to be found in those films. But honestly, the current New generation has really missed out on something out of this world !

Entertainment at best was provided by these C grade stunt and action films of the 40’s, 50’s and the 60’s. I know, because my childhood was nurtured on the full dose of such films. I was seeing films from the age of 9-10 years or so. That was around 1949-50. I was the officially appointed chaperone or the chies guide and guard of the older generation group when they went to see Mythological films in a theatre. Other times, I used to see action films and musical or social films etc. Old films of the 40’s were shown at reduced rates of 4 annas, 6 annas etc. in theatres screening them as ” Morning Shows” from 10 to 1 pm. I had no qualms seeing any film -be it Marathi, Hindi English, Telugu, Kannada or even Bangla. I was lucky to see films of the 40’s, because later on they simply disappeared !

Some people feel seeing and enjoying C grade films is below dignity and childish. It was neither, in my opinion. Sense and cause of enjoyment is as different to individuals as are the natures of all the people. You can’t find similarity exactly. It is like the definition of Beauty. Shakespeare had said ” Beauty lies in the beholder’s eyes “. To each his own. There are millions of people worldwide who like such films and that is why such films were made. Without demand would such films be made ?

Nowadays ofcourse, such films- C grade stunt and action films are not made. Due to advanced techniques and SFX science, one can show any unimaginable trick or scene in seconds, so who needs Fight masters and DareDevil action heroes like master Bhagwan, Baburao pehelwan, Kamran, Ranjan, Fearless Nadia and their ilk ? Furthermore, action on the screen is now diversified and branched into several stereotypes.

An American – Mr. Michel aka Mike Barnum runs 2 Blogs on the Internet, namely Pedro the Ape and cinemajadoo. Most people are totally unaware of such Blogs run by an American-Mike Barnum ji. On his Blog Mike has written on at least 100+ only C grade action and stunt films alone. He has made classification by different Generes also, like Jungle films, Mystery films, Murder films, Horror films etc etc. There are Photos, posters, cast details, film stories and short Bios of unknown C grade artistes. Once you go to his Blog, you get lost for a long time. It is a great work, involving a neglected Genre of Hindi films, which was once upon a time, a very popular film variety for certain audiences. I thank him profusely for this service. Thanks, Mike Barnum ji.

The decade of the 40s and the 50s was the period when stunt and Action films were made in plenty. There were specialised actors,producers, directors,composers and even specialised audiences too for such films. Stunt and Action films was a very sweeping name for a Genre which included several types of sub-categories. When I started studying these films, I found this kind soul – Mike Burnum -who identified and classified stunt/Action films made in India, into sub categories. For the information of our esteemed readers, the different types within the generalised Stunt/Action films are…(in descending order of number of films made….)

1. Fantasy and Arabian Nights-92 films
2. Horror – 67
3. Jungle Thrillers (Tarzan/Zimbo/Zambo/Zangbo/Zingara etc)
4. New Century Horror films ( Horror films made after 2000)
5. Science Fiction
6. Chillers
7. Spies and Detective
8. Super heroes/ Heroines
9. Murder and Mystery
10. Sword Fighting and
11. Naag Films. etc etc.

In today’s film cast you will find the name Baburao. Now this is not a complete name. There were several Baburaos in the film industry like Baburao Painter, Baburao Patel, Baburao Apte, Baburao Pendharkar, Baburao Pehelwan etc. But a regular fan of action films knew that in such films Baburao means Baburao Pehelwan.

Baburao Pehelwan, hailed from Kolhapur – famous for wrestlers due to royal patronage from King Shahu Maharaj. He started his career with the Wadias as an extra doing small roles and as a duplicate for Fearless Nadia. Master Bhagwan picked him up from there and made him a hero in his stunt pictures like, ‘Badla’ (1943), ‘Madadgaar’ (1947), ‘Laalach’ (1948), ‘Jalan’ (1948), ‘Bhedi Bungla’ (1949) etc. After the eclipse of stunt and action films, by the 60s, he joined fight master Azeem Khan’s team as a fighter and a duplicate. In the film ‘Howrah Bridge’ (1958) he was Ashok Kumar’s duplicate in the final scene, where he is to climb the Howrah Bridge.

Baburao Pehelwan operated in an era when there was a spate of actors calling themselves “pehelwan”. They were in great demand in stunt and action films. At one time there were actors like Baburao Pehelwan, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Sadiq Pehelwan, Nandram Pehelwan, Maane Pehelwan, Amir Khan Pehelwan. There was one more actor in the 30s named Marutirao Pehelwan. He was a handsome person. He was the hero in the first Gujarati talkie film, ‘Narsi Mehta’ (1932). He married his co-star of many films Tara, elder sister of dancer Sitara Devi. After retirement, Marutirao Pehelwan settled in Dhule in Maharashtra and opened a dairy. World famous dancer Gopi Krishna was their son.

Today’s song seems to be a dance number. It is sung by harish, Shaikh and chorus.. Sheikh was a Comedy actor in the 40s,50s and the 60s. He has acted in 170 films,as per Muvyz stats. He sang 10 songs in 8 films as per HFGK (Daulat ki duniya-47, Fifty Fifty-UR, Nakli Baap-49, Jiya Raja-49, Dushman-50, Simba-51, Hatimtai-56 and Naagmani-57).

He was essentially a B and C grade film comedian, so his name is not known to most people. Sanjeev Narvekar’s book, “Eena meena deeka” gives very little information about him. In his hey-days, he was popular in a class of people who were regulars of stunt, fantasy and action films. He was a fixture in almost all Wadia films. He was the main on screen singer in the iconic qawali, “Humen to loot liya milke husn walon ne” from the film Al Hilal-58. (It was the 5000th song on this Blog)

He directed 2 films, Shahnaaz-48 and Mr.Toofan-63. He started his career in Hindi films with Pakke badmash-39. Before that he had acted in a Marathi film “Netaji Palkar-39″by Bhalji Pendharkar (info from CITWF). His last film was Aadamkhor-85. No information is available on his life anywhere.


Song- O Sheena o Sheena (Simbaa)(1951) Singers- Harish, Shaikh, Lyricist- Farukh Qaisar, MD- D C Dutt

Lyrics

Ding ding o gola
ding ding o gola

gori gori
pyaari pyaari
o sheena
gori gori
pyaaree pyaaree
o sheena

pahle loota thha tirchhi nazar ne
bal khaati hui is kamar ne
pahle loota thha tirchhi nazar ne
bal khaati hui is kamar ne
dil bhi junglee ada ne chheena
dil bhi junglee ada ne chheena
o shheena o sheena
o shheena o sheena
o gori pyaari pyaari
o sheena
gori gori
pyaaree pyaaree
o sheena

mere dil ki kothhariya hai chhoti
usmein phir aa basi hai ye moti
mere dil ki kothhariya hai chhoti
usmein phir aa basi hai ye moti
isne mushqil kiya mera jeena
isne mushqil kiya mera jeena
o shheena o sheena
o shheena o sheena
gori gori
pyaaree pyaaree
o sheena
gori gori
pyaaree pyaaree o sheena

aeji kismat kisi ne na paari
jab ladi aankh ??
aeji kismat kisi ne na paari
jab ladi aankh ??
aur miley khaad se khaana peena
aur miley khaad se khaana peena
o shheena o sheena
o shheena o sheena


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 :

5054 Post No. : 16968

Today’s song is from a film called ” Azadi ke Baad “-1951.

HFGK shows 10 songs for this film. It does not give record numbers or singer’s names(except for 2) for the songs. Today’s song is not listed on this page, for whatever reasons. Nevertheless, it is confirmed that this song is from this film only, as the uploader has given the photo of this record on RMIM and also mentioned on YouTube that this song is not listed in HFGK. Possibly, at the time of compilation, the record details with singers’ names etc were not available to Hamraz ji. It happened in some other film cases too.

The film was made in Calcutta by The Great Oriental Pictures. It was directed by D.K.Chatterjee. I found only this one film for this director in HFGK. The music was by K.P. Sen. This name may not be known to most readers.

During the early phase of filmmaking, Bombay was the attraction for people connected with films. Actors, directors and composers used to rush to Bombay from all over India to try their Luck.

Bengal was also not an exception. Initially almost all regional film centres in India were on a smaller scale than Bombay. Therefore more opportunities were available here. Out of the hundreds of aspirants, those with great luck and readiness to do hard work with patience won the race and made their career in Bombay. On Hard work and Luck, I remember a comment by our Atul ji on one of my posts. He commented ” The harder one works, the Luckier one gets ” (31-1-2018). How true ! Cases like composer Naushad who slept on footpaths of Bombay or Sunil Dutt, who lived in Dharavi slum, during their struggle periods are examples of such successes.

During the 1930s and the 40’s decades many Bangla composers came to Bombay and gave music to Hindi films, ranging from 1 film to 5 films. Some of them were…Radhacharan Bhattacharya, N. R. Bhattacharya, Shoolpani Mukherjee, S.P.Mukherjee, V.V.Ganguli, Niren Lahiri, Shivrani Ghosh, Mihir Kiran Bhattachrya, A.C.Biswas, Hiren Bose, Bhishmadev Chatterjee, Ramani Mukherjee, Anath Bose, Kazi nasrul islam, Anil Bagchi, Dakhina Tagore, Dhiuren Mitter, Kartik Chatterjee, Himangshu Dutt Sursagar, Jagmohan Sursagar, Subal Dasgupta, Sailesh duttagupta, Gopen Mullick, Gyanprakash Ghosh, Naresh Bhattacharya, Pratap mukherjee, Khshirodchandra Bhattacharya, Ravi Roychaudhuri, prafull Chaudhuri, T.K.Das etc etc. Some composers who did not succeed here, were real big names in Bengal, like Kazi Nazrul Islam,Niren Lahiri, Hiren Bose, Bhishmadev Chatterjee, Himangshu Dutt Sursagar, Subal Dasgupta, Gopen Mullick, Gyanprakash Ghosh etc etc

K.P.Sen, Music Director of today’s film had given music to 3 more Hindi films- Baap-46, Do Baten-49 and Shadi ke Baad-49. Film Azadi ke baad-51 was his last Hindi film. No more information about him is available. I have always stated that it is extremely difficult to get information on most Bangla artistes in any other language than Bangla.

The cast of the film was Asit Baran, Mira Mishra, Pearl,Parvati, Kalpana, Pannalal Bose, Nripen, Rekha, Sujata etc. Pearl was the sister of Violet Cooper and Patience Cooper among the 7 sisters. Pearl acted in 6 Hindi films – Indra Sabha-32, Anokha prem-34, Khudadad-35, Jahanara-35, Burkhewali-36 and Abla ki Shakti-40. Her sister Violet acted in 5 Hindi films and Patience Cooper acted in 16 Silent and 34 Talkie Hindi films. The hero was Asit Baran.

Asit Baran was born on 19-11-1913 at Calcutta in a middle class family.His pet name was kalo. He was not much interested in schooling. He learnt music and Tabla from Gyanprakash Ghosh. He became an expert in Tabla playing and did few programmes on Calcutta A.I.R. also. In one of the All India Music Conferences,Pahadi Sanyal noticed him and invited him to New Theatres. Impressed with his good looks and singing capability, he got the role of Pahadi sanyal’s younger Brother in the film ” Protisruti ”-42. He acted in severai Hindi and Bangla films of New Theatres.

His first Hindi film- Saugandh-42, was a remake of ‘ Protisruti ‘. He did the same role in Hindi also. His songs became popular.In all,Asit Baran acted and sang in 43 films-Hindi and Bangla together. Some of his Hindi films were Saugandh,Jawab,Wapas,Arabian Nights,Parineeta,Suhag Sindoor,Kashinath,Wasiyatnama,Manzoor,Roop kahani,faraar,Azadi ke baad etc. He left New Theatres in 1952 and came to Bombay on the invitation by Sailesh Mukherjee,to act in Suhag Sindoor. By this time,his voice had deteriorated and he was given playback by Sailesh Mukherjee. Same thing happened to Parineeta also. He acted in 14 Hindi films and sang 24 songs in 10 films. His last film was Babla-53

Asit Baran returned to Calcutta and did some more Bangla films. He founded a Theatre group called “Rangorash” which spread the teachings of Shri Ramkrishna Paramhans ji.

He died on 27-12-1984 at Calcutta.

Today’s song is almost a qawwali – an unusual genre of songs in films coming from Calcutta. By the way, as per an internet site, the film Azadi ke baad-51 was a remake of Bengali film Sahajatri-51, directed by Agradoot (Bibhuti Laha). Today’s song is sung by Pannalal Bose and chorus. Pannalal Bose was a Bangla actor and singer, This is the only song he sang in Hindi and considering that, his pronunciation and diction of Hindi words is very good. Needless to say that no information is available about him anywhere.


Song- Saamne hai yaar ka (Aazaadi Ke Baad)(1951) Singer-Pannalal Bose, Lyricist- M.Razi Banarasi, MD- K.P.Sen
Chorus

Lyrics

Saamne hai yaar ka nakshe ka pepa(?) choom le
hai dile naadaan yahi
jannat ka naqshaa choom le
hai dile naadaan yahi
jannat ka naqshaa choom le

kyun bhatakta hai bata aa aa aa
jairo- ??haram mein khaam khaa
kyun bhatakta hai bata
jairo ??haram mein khaam khaa

hey jairo ??haram mein khaam khaa
jairo ??haram mein khaam khaa
aa aa aa aa
likh ke tu naam e Muhammad
karke sajda choom le
likh ke tu naam e Muhammad
karke sajda
likh ke tu naam e Muhammad
karke sajda
likh ke tu naam e Muhammad
karke sajda
karke sajda choom le

dekhna gar hai tujhe ae ae
jalwa jamaal e yaar ka
dekhna gar hai tujhe
jalwa jamaal e yaar ka

ae jalwa jamaal e yaar ka
jalwa jamaal e yaar ka
karke ?? kar madeene
?? unka roza choom le
karke ?? jaa kar madeene
?? unka roza
karke ?? jaa kar madeene
unka roza?? choom le

jiski hai talaash wo o o o o
parda nasheen parde mein hai ae ae
parda nasheen parde mein hai
parda nasheen parde mein hai
hey
parda nasheen parde mein hai

?? pehle parda choom le
??
ae jee pehle parda
??
aahe pahle parda
?? pahle parda choom le

?? ne ? ne ae ae
?? jaakar choom li
/ ne ? ne ae ae
?? jaakar choom li

hey ?? jaakar choom li
?? jaakar choom li
aa aa aa aa
?? yaar ka
tu ban ke shaida choom le
?? yaar ka
ae jee banke shailda
?? yaar ka
ae jee ban ke shaida
?? yaar ka
tu ban ke shaida choom le
haan saamne hai yaar ka
naqshe ka pepa (??) choom le ae ae ae


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

5050 Post No. : 16963

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Bholaa Shanker-1951’.

This movie was directed by Vishram Bedekar for ‘Famous Pictures, Bombay’.

‘Bholaa Shanker-1951’ was a mythological movie. It had Prem Adeeb, Vijaylakshami, Mahipal, Sheela Naik, Prakash Gupta, Sadhna Bose, Bhagwan, Kamal, Balaram, Ram Avtar, Jyoti, Samant, Raj Kishore, Radheyshyam and others.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 24.01.1951.

This movie had eight songs that were written by Bharat Vyas and composed to music by Snehal Bhatkar.

Following is the list of songs in this :-

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Dim dim dim dim dimak dimak… Chandra bhalnath bhole bhasm ang re Snehal Bhatkar, Rajkumari, chorus
02 Main hirni si ban ban phiroon mera hirna kho gaya re Rajkumari 11.12.2013
03 Jai jai maata parvati… laaj tumhaare haath maat mere pranpati ko amar karo re Snehal Bhatkar, Rajkumari, Sadashiv Gurjar
04 Shankar kaanta lagey na kankar… hare hare rang mein sil batte ke sang mein Snehal Bhatkar, Sadashiv Gurjar, chorus
05 Chanda tujhko laaj na aaye, mere chhod piya ka saath akela Lata Mangeshkar 26.10.2020
06 Main albeli naar, saj solah singaar aayi hoon… jogi bol re zaraa Lata Mangeshkar Being discussed today
07 Chham chhamaa chham chham, naacho gaao re, prem bhara mod bhara mangal Various artists
08 Ritu basant ki madbhari… chaloge kya sang mere, thhirak rahe ang mere Rajkumari 16.12.2013

As mentioned above three songs from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song sung by Lata Mangeshkar is the fourth song from this movie to be presented on the blog. I had come across this song long back, however this song has managed to stay undiscussed so far.

Let us listen to this song. Only audio of this songs is available

Bharat Vyas is the lyricist for this song and music is composed by Snehal Bhatkar.


Song-Main albeli naar saj solah singaar (Bhola Shankar)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

Jogi ee ee
Jogi ee
Bol re ae ae
Bol re ae

Main albeli naar
Saj solah singaar
Aayi hoon tere dwaar
Jogi bol re ae
Jogi bol re
Jogi bol re ae
Jogi bol re
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Ae
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Jogi bol re
Main albeli naar
Aa aa aa aa
Main albeli naar

Chandaa ki sheetal hoon
Main chaandni
Chandaa ki sheetal hoon
Main chaandni
Veena ki hoon main madhur raagini
Main madhur raagini
Mere nainon mein geet
Mere praanon mein preet
Mere man mein sangeet ras ghol re ae
Jogi bol re
Mere man mein sangeet ras ghol re ae
Jogi bol re
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Ae
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Jogi bol re
Main albeli naar

Bijli ki saanche mein hoon main dhali
Baadal ke godi mein hoon main pali
Mera naache hai ang
Jaise jal ki tarang
Jaise hirni kare hai kilol re ae
Jogi bol re
Jaise hirni kare hai kilol re
Jogi bol re
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Ae
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Jogi bol re
Main albeli naar

h
Jogi ye jhoothi teri saadhna
Aao karen prem aaraadhanaa
Prem aaraadhanaa
Mere man ke o meet
Kar le humse tu preet
Ghadi jaaye naa beet anmol re
Jogi bol re
Ghadi jaaye naa beet anmol re
Jogi bol re
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Ae
Zaraa ras ke bhare naina khol re
Jogi bol re
Main albeli naar
Aa aa aa aa
Main albeli naar
Main albeli naar
Main albeli naar


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

5025 Post No. : 16933

Today’s song is from the ‘1959’ movie ‘Saahil’.

I recall becoming aware of this title while going throough HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) during my stay at Nagpur. I would regularly browse through the IIIrd volume of HFGK for the decade 1951-1960 those days(2015-2017). After that I went to Kenya for a project which lasted around three years. I came back after completion of the project in December’2019. Since then, I am more or less sharing songs from seventies and eighties, sometimes end of sixties. Songs of 1950s have become few and far between.

I do not recall being aware of the songs of ‘Saahil-1959’. It was only a few days back that our regular reader Shri. Deepak Patwardhan ji suggested a song from this movie which was sung by Hemant Kumar and Asha Bhonsle. On checking the details, I find that the song he had suggested had already been posted on the blog long back (in 2011) and it is from the movie ‘Aandhiyaan-1952’. The song is ‘wo chaand nahin hai dil hai kisi deewaane ka’ ….

However, that gave me an opportunity to know more about the songs from ‘Saahil-1959’. I listened to some of them. Today I am presenting a lovely duet sung by Hemant Kumar and Asha Bhonsle from this movie.

“Saahil-1959” was directed by Agrawal K. Bhushan for ‘Filmnagar Studios, Bombay’. Agrawal K. Bhushan was also the producer of this movie.

“Saahil-1959” had Shammi Kapoor, Chitra, Murad, Sapru, Amar, Jankidas, Rajan Kapoor, Kuldeep Kaur, and others.

This movie had the following ten songs in it.

SNo Song Title Lyricist Singer/s Composer
01 Sheetal pawan sanaasan doley Janardan Muktidoot Asha Bhonsle Suresh Talwar
02 Aayi milan ki raat, raja ho raja Anjaan Asha Bhonsle,chorus Suresh Talwar
03 O gori huaa huaa… maan ya na Jeet Asha Bhonsle, Mohd Rafi, chorus Suresh Talwar
04 Raat aadhi ho gayi…tere mere mere tere dil… Janardan Muktidoot Asha Bhonsle, Hemant Kumar Suresh Talwar
05 Dekho ji, hamen na dena dhokha Indeevar Asha Bhonsle D.C. Dutt
06 Afsos meri taqdeer bante hi bigad gayi Indeevar Asha Bhonsle D.C. Dutt
07 Muhabbat sabko milti hai … door hataa do Saraswati Kr ‘Deepak’ Asha Bhonsle,chorus Suresh Talwar
08 Tumhaari muhabbat hai ik cheez aisi Kulbhushan Asha Bhonsle, Hemant Kumar Suresh Talwar
09 Aaja re manjhdhaar mein …ye pyaar ki pukaar hai Taban Jhansvi Geeta Dutt Suresh Talwar
10 Tum judaa kya ho gaye… khatm kar de daastaan Taban Jhansvi Geeta Dutt Suresh Talwar

HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) mentions in the footnote that the songs of this movie were recorded in 1954-1955, though the movie was released in 1959.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 08.04.1959.

Only one song ‘aaja re manjhdhaar mein … ye pyaar ki pukaar hai’ has been posted on the blog on 20.10.2016.

Today we are going to listen to the second song from this movie. Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and Hemant Kumar.

Lyrics are by Kulbhushan and music is composed by Suresh Talwar.

Let us enjoy today’s song. Only audio of this song is available.


Song-Tumhaari muhabbat hai ik cheez aisi (Saahil)(1959) Singers-Hemant Kumar, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Kulbhushan, MD-Suresh Talwar

Lyrics

tumhaari muhabbat hai
ik cheez aisi ee
jise ham kabhi naa
kabhi le hi lenge
kabhi le hi lenge
chhupaaoge jisko nigaahon ke neeche
usey ham kabhi naa
kabhi dekh lenge
kabhi dekh lenge

hmm hmm hmm hmm mm
hmm hmm hmm mm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
peechhe padega jo
koyi hamaare ae
koyi hamaare
bulaayega hamko o o
karega ishaare
jo maangega koyi
mohabbat hamaari
tumhaari qasam ham
kisi ko na denge
kisi ko na denge
haa haa haa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

maangenge tumse naa
gaalon ki shokhi
hmm hmmhmm hmmhmm
hmm hmm hmm

maangenge tumse naa
gaalon ki shokhi
naa hothhon ki laali
naa kaajal ki pyaali
magar ek dil mein hai
chaahat hamaari
jise ham kabhi to
poori karenge
poori karenge
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hamm mm mm hmm
samajhte hain ham ko bhi
iraade tumhaare
iraade tumhaare
bahaane tumhaare ae
ishaare tumhaare
magar yaad rakhnaa
vaadaa e ulfat
kisi din kahin to
poora karenge
poora karenge ae
hmmhmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm hmm
hmm mmm mm hmm


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 :

4954 Post No. : 16820

Today’s song is from the film Stage-1951.

The film was made by Jeevan Pictures, Bombay. The producer was G D Chandana and the film was directed by one Vijay Mhatre, who was basically a successful Cinematographer. He got an opportunity of directing a film but could not do much to make the film a Hit, despite having a popular lead pair of Dev Anand and Ramola (Khajanchi-41 fame). This was due to a very weakened run of the mill story of the film. He ended his directorial career with only this film and went back to his comfort zone of remaining a successful Cinematographer.

There were two Music Directors who composed 12 songs of the film. However, HFGK credits only 9 songs with MD’s name. The remaining 3 songs are left ‘ Ram Bharose’. Luckily there was only one Lyricist-Sarashar Sailani, so it is understood that all the songs were written by him only.

Sarashar Sailani was born on 12-3-1925 in Lahore. He was not much educated (not a graduate), but was a school teacher, used to participate in Mushairas. The owner of Jeevan Pictures,Lahore, was Motiram Jain and he was a lover of Shayari and poetry. Motiram liked his shayari. When Motiram started his First film Arsi-47, he invited Sailani to write story, song and dialogues for this film. Arsi-1947 was his first film as a Lyricist. Some songs became popular and Sailani jumped into the film line.

Lachhiram called him for his next film Mohini-47 and Shyamsunder called him for Ek Roz-47. Along with director Daud Chaand, Sailani also shifted to Bombay. However, after the Partition, Daud returned to Lahore but Sailani remained in India. He wrote lyrics. generally he got only low budget films, but he worked with some quality composers like Pt. Amarnath, Husnlal-Bhagatram, Roshan, Chitragupta, Jaidev, A R Qureshi, Hansraj Behl etc.

In all, he wrote 150 songs in 32 films. From 1960 onwards, after the film ‘ Bade ghar ki bahu’, he stopped songwriting and took up only story, dialogue writing, in which he did many good films. some of such films were Bewafa,Baaz,Barsat ki raat,Unpadh,Aayi milan ki bela,Aapki parchhaiyan,Ganga ki laharen, Majboor, Aaye din bahaar ke, Aman, Devar, Gunahon ka devta, kanyadaan,Aya saawan jhoom ke, Anjana etc.etc. His last film as a dialogue writer was Maa aur Mamta-70. He died on 10-4-1969 at Bombay.

One of the Music Directors was Sardar Malik for this film. Sardar Malik today is a lesser known composer compared to other giants of the film industry, but he has created some golden melodies. Born on 13-1- 1925, Sardar Malik had learnt classical music from Ustad Alauddin Khan. He also learned a variety of dancing skills from Pt.Uday Shankar. Some other stars like Guru Dutt and Mohan Sehgal too were part of the troop under Pt. Uday Shankar, same time.

Sardar Malik got his break as a Music Director in a movie called ‘Renuka’ which was released in 1947. Sardar Malik also sang 4 songs in this movie – 2 solo songs and also 2 duets with Zohrabai. But the movie was not a big success and he remained unrecognized. In the same year, he also composed music for a movie ‘Rain Basera’, but that movie too was not successful. In 1949, only one movie was released of Sardar Malik and that was ‘Raaz’. The movie had some wonderful numbers from Rafi, Amirbai and Binapani Mukherjee.

In 1951, Sardar Malik shared the credits with Husnlal Bhagatram and composed a few songs for a movie ‘Stage’, which had lovely numbers sung by Asha Bhosle like ‘Dil Machalne Laga’. Asha Bhosle had excellent control in her voice in the early 50s and her association with Sardar Malik was very special in this era when Lata and Geeta Dutt were at the top.

His next movie was ‘Laila Majnu’ which was a huge success. Sardar Malik composed only 3 songs for this movie ‘Baharon Ki Duniya Pukare’, ‘Tere Dar Pe Aaya Hoon’ and ‘Dekh Li Ae Ishq’. All the other songs were composed by Ghulam Mohammed but the songs showed his versatility and he gained recognition in the film industry. Thokar (1953) established Sardar Malik as a successful composer. Songs like ‘Ae Gham-e-Dil Kya Karoon’ by Talat and Asha Bhosle and ‘Hawa Ghungunayee Fiza Muskayee’ are evergreen numbers.

‘Aulad’ (1954) showed Sardar Malik’s overall class through his magical compositions. This movie had some great numbers like ‘Duniya Tasveer Ha’i (Talat Mahmood) and ‘Tum Salamat Raho Hazar Baras’ (Asha). The same year saw the release of ‘Chor Bazar’ (1954), which had some of the best songs rendered by Lata Mangeshkar. She sang 3 beautiful songs in this movie ‘Chalta Rahe Yeh Karvan’, ‘Huyi Yeh Humse Ye Nadani’ and ‘Dar Dar Ki Thokare Hain’. In the mid-50’s Sardar Malik composed music for a few movies like Ab-e-Hayat-55, Taxi-555-58, Chamak Chandni-57 and Maa Ke Aansoo-59. All these movies had some nice songs. If we observe the decade of the 50s, Asha Bhosle, Talat Mahmood and Rafi sang some of the best songs of Sardar Malik.

The decade of 60’s saw the release of ‘Saranga’ (1960), which can be considered as one of the best movies of Indian Cinema. The title song of the movie sung by Mukesh and the sad version of the same sung by Rafi is still as popular as it was 60 yrs ago. Many veteran music composers consider this movie as the best movie composed by Sardar Malik ever. The same year saw the release of ‘Mera Ghar Mere Bachche’ which contained some great songs sung by Mukesh, my favorite song being the duet of Mukesh with Suman Kalyanpur ‘Baharon Se Poochho’.

Sardar Malik remained active in the first half of the 1960s and composed some outstanding music for second rung movies like Madan Manjari, Bachpan, Pick Pocket, Naag Mohini, Jantar Mantar, Maharani Padmini, Roop Sundari and Main Hoon Jadugar. It was destiny that most of the films he composed for were not box-office successes, but he never compromised on the quality of his music. His career appears to come to an abrupt halt in the mid-60s. The last movie of Sardar Malik was Gynaaniji which was released in 1977. This movie had songs sung by Rafi, Asha, Jaspal Singh and Jagat Singh Jagga. After this he gave music to one film in which all his family was working- Nigahain-1983. He even wrote a few songs for this film.

Sardar Malik gave music to 25 films, composing 199 songs. He sang 8 songs in 2 films-Renuka-47 and Raaz-49.

Sardar Malik had huge knowledge on all forms of Indian Music. He always depended on light background orchestration in many of his songs. He made the use of accordion and flute in many of his songs. As he was classically trained, he had excellent knowledge on various ragas too. Married to noted lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri’s sister, Kausar Jahan (Bilqis), Sardar Malik had three sons – Annu, Abbu and Dabbu Malik. Thanks to his father’s blessings, Annu Malik met with a lot of success in the 1990s and 2000s.

Sardar Malik passed away on January 27th 2006, but the legacy he has left behind will always remain with us.

Today’s song is sung by Master Sonik and Lata mangeshkar. Hindi films had so far, to my knowledge,3 artistes who were blind and into film music. The first was K C Dey, a singer and a music director. The second was Manohal Lal Sonik- again a singer and a music director and the third one was Ravindra Jain who was a Lyricist, singer and a Music Director. Their natural deficiency did not come in the way of their music careers and the industry too gave them the recognition for their talents.

Master Sonik aka Manohar lal Sonik was born on 26-11-1926 in Sialkot, Punjab.By his third year, he lost his vision completely. Undaunted, he learnt music-first from the Music school of Lahore and then from Lucknow. For sometime, he was assistant to pt. Amarnath Batish.

After Partition he joined Delhi A.I.R. Later, he sang 8 songs in 7 Hindi films,namely Chaar Din-49, Stage-51,Kashmir-51, Khaibar-54, Mast Qalandar-55, Inquilab-56 and then after 20 years he sang in film Umar qaid-75 also. He gave music to film Ishwar Bhakti-51 along with Giridhar and then film Mamta-52, with Hansraj Behl.

Meanwhile, his nephew Omprakash Sonik, who was a singer in Delhi A.I.R., proposed working as a team of composers, calling themselves as ” SONIK-OMI “. They got their first film ” Dil ne phir yaad kiya”-66. The songs became popular. They continued to give music till Anadi Dada-93, when Master Sonik died on 9-7-1993. As a team, music was given to another 5 films by Omi alone till the film- Yeh hai basti Badmashon ki-1999. As a team, they gave music to 104 films composing 536 songs.

Today’s song is from the film Stage-51. There was a time between say, 1940 to 1970 when many film stories were woven around the Hero or Heroine being either a part of or an aspirant to be a part of a drama company or a musical group ( some examples are Albela, Hum sab chor hain, Teesri Manzil etc). This gave the producers ample scope and opportunities to include song and dance items in the film without any problem. Stage-51 was also one such movie having a murder mystery of a singer dancer. The film story was….

Prof.Rajan(Raj Mehra) is sad because his family life is spoiled due to the sharp and acidic tongue of his wife(Kuldeep Kaur).His daughter Sudha(Ramola) is with him on this issue.One day he discovers that his college love Kamini(Gulab) is in town as Neelam the stage dancer.He goes to meet her.Both share their grief but Rajan can not help her.In due course, Rajan’s wife learns about Neelam,there is a fight and Rajan is injured by accident.He goes to meet Neelam-who is murdered and police arrest Rajan with blood stained clothes.

Sudha, who is enjoying her boy friend Anand’s(Dev Anand) Birthday party, learns about it. She is determined to find out the real culprit. With help from Anand, his friend Chunnu(Sunder) and some clues, they reach Poona. Sudha joins as Dancer in the previous stage company of Neelam. They get the proof that the Owner of the theatre(Mubarak)is the culprit.

After some chase,suspense and a mock fight(it is funny to see Dev Anand fighting 7-8 gundas at a time),the murderer is caught by the police, Rajan released,Sudha-Anand married and Rajan’s wife reformed.

Let us now listen to the funny song which gives advice on how to be careful in Bombay.


Song- Bach ke chalna meri sarkaar ki ye Bombay hai (Stage)(1951) Singers- Master Sonik , Lata Mangeshkar, Lyricist-Sarshar Sailani, MD- Sardar Malik
Both

Lyrics

sach kahaa kisi ne
bache hamesha
bachke mod ko
hamesha bachke mod ko chaliye
ho bachke
bachke chalna
bachke chalna meri sarkaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai
taxi waalon se hoshiyaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai

hamne is shahar ke andaaz niraale dekhe
hamne is shahar ke andaaz niraale dekhe
har kadam par yahaan dil lootne waale dekhe ae
har kadam par yahaan dil lootne waale dekhe
lut na jaana sare baazaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai
bachke chalna meri sarkaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai

ghar se hum aaye thhe
business koi karne ke liye ae ae
ghar se hum aaye thhe
business koi karne ke liye
ab hain bechain kisi shokh pe marne ke liye ae ae
ab hain bechain kisi shokh pe marne ke liye

bik na jaaye kahin ghar baar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai
bachke chalna meri sarkaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai

hamko rah rah ke hansi aati hai in ladkon par
hamko rah rah ke hansi aati hai in ladkon par
phirte hain ishq ladaane ke liye sadkon par r
phirte hain ishq ladaane ke liye sadkon par
aise ladkon se khabardar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai

bachke chalna meri sarkaar
ke ye Bombay hai
ke ye Bombay hai
Bombaayyyy


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Blog Day :

4904 Post No. : 16709

“Ghazab”(1951) was directed by A Karim. The movie had Bhagwan, Baurao, Shanta Patel, Leela Gupte, Usha Shukla, Azeem Bhai, Sheikh, Ali, Maqbool, Jaani etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Ghazab”(1951) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Zawar Hussain and Premlata. A Karim is the lyricist. Music is composed by Nashaad.

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

It is a forgotten song by now but what a sweet and hummable song it is.


Song-Ho o Tere dil se mera dil mila (Ghazab) (1951) Singers-Zawar Hussain, Premlata, Lyrics-A Karim, MD-Nashaad
Both

Lyrics

ho o
tere dil se mera dil mila
ho o
tere dil se mera dil mila
achcha hua ya bura
ismein tera kya kasoor
ismein mera kya gila
ho o
tere dil se mera dil mila

ho o
ho o
jab mile nainon se nain
ho o ho o
jab mile naino se nain
jaata raha dil na chain
haaye mere dil ka chain
jaata raha aa aa aa
lut gaye sabr o karaar
dil ko bada dukh mila
ismein tera kya kasoor
ismein mera kya gila
ho o
tere dil se mera dil mila

ishq ki dekhi sadak
ishq ki dekhi sadak
dil gaya mera dhadak dhadak
dil gaya mera dhadak
darr na lage aisa kuchh
nainon se amrit pila
ismein tera kya kasur
ismein mera kya gila
ho o
tere dil se mera dil mila

ho o ho o
dar ki ye kya baat hai
ho o o
darr ki ye kya baat hai
jab se mera saath hai
tera mera saath hai
tera mera
ho o ho o
chalta rahe bas yoonhi pyaar ka ye silsila
ismein tera kya kasoor
ismein mera kya gila
ho o
tere dil se mera dil mila

saamne jab pyaar ho
saamne jab pyaar ho
phir kise inkaar ho
phir kise inkaar ho
zindagi mein aaj ye
ek naya gul khila
ismein tera kya kasoor
ismein mera kya gila
ho o
tere dil se mera dil mila
achcha hua ya bura
ismein tera kya kasoor
ismein mera kya gila
ho o tere dil se mera dil mila


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Blog Day :

4871 Post No. : 16665

“Ishwar Bhakti”(1951) was produced by R B Haldia and directed by Gunjal for Shree Shyam Chitra Bombay. The movie had Nirupa Roy, Trilok Kapoor, Shalini, Urvashi, Nand Kishore, Sudha Bai, Parvati, Rajni, Kamlakant, Chaman Puri, Saroop etc in it.

This movie had eleven obscure songs in it. One song has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Ishwar Bhakti”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sonik-Giridhar.

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


Song-Sooraj ghoome chandr ghoome (Ishwar Bhakti)(1951) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sonik Giridhar

Lyrics

sooraj ghoome chandr ghoome
ghoome gagan saara aa aa
ghoome gagan saara aa aa
sooraj ghoome

nainon ki putli mein aen aen
aen aen
nainon ki putli mein
ghoome jagat saara aa
ghoome jagat saara aa aa
sooraj ghoome

aa aa aa
rituon ka chakr ghoome
rituon ka chakr ghoome
aa aa aa
rituon ka chakr ghoome
ghoome dhara pyaari ee
ghoome dhara pyaari
maati ki maaya ghoome
maati ki maaya ghoome
ban kar phulwaari
ban kar phulwaari

aaa aa aa
aaa aa aa
aaa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aaa
aa aa aa
ghoome pal vipal sakal
gin gin man haara aa
gin gin man haara aa aa
sooraj ghoome
sooraj ghoome chandr ghoome
ghoome gagan saara aa aa
ghoome gagan saara aa aa
sooraj ghoome

aaya ritu raaj aaj
aaya ritu raaj aaj
pushp mukut dhaari
sundar chhavi roop madhur
sundar chhavi roop madhur
bali bali balihaari
aaya ritu raaj aaj
aaya ritu raaj aaj
aaya
aaya
aaya
aaya
aaya aayaa


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Blog Day :

4824 Post No. : 16602

“Saudaagar”(1951) was produced by S V Mungre and directed by M I Dharmsee for West Hind pictures, Bombay. This social movie had Rehana, Nasir Khan, Suraiyya Chaudhary, Bhudo Advani, Shakuntala, Ratan Kumar, Bala etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it. Six were composed by C Ramchandra and four by Hanuman Prasad.

Four songs from the movie (three composed by C Ramchandra and one composed by Hanuman Prasad) have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Saudaagar”(1951) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Only audio of the song is available. It is almost certain that the song was picturised on Rehana. I euest our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this melancholic song.


Song-Bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante (Saudaagar)(1951) Singer-Lata, Lyrics- P L Santoshi, MD- C Ramchandra

Lyrics

dil mein chupaaye unki ulfat kaa khazaana
aankhon se likh rahe hain taqdeer kaa fasaana

aa aa aa aa
bigad gayi kyon meri taqdeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyo meri taqdeer bante bante
mit gayi ulfat ki lakeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri takdeer bante bante

aa aa aa aa
manzil ke paas aakar manzil hi bhool baithhe
manzil ke paas aakar manzil hi bhool baithhe
kismat ne mitaa daali tadbeer bante bante
kismat ne mitaa daali tadbeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante

aa aa aa aa aa
tujhko to zamaane ne hone naa diyaa meraa
tujhko to zamaane ne hone naa diyaa meraa
hum mit gaye khud teri tasveer bante bante
hum mit gaye khud teri tasveer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante
bigad gayi kyun meri taqdeer bante bante


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Blog Day :

4795 Post No. : 16555

Today’s song is from the film Actor-1951.

Four songs of this film are already discussed here, however I liked this funny song, so I selected this song for today’s post. The film made under the banner of Sarosh Pictures, Bombay was produced by H.M.Kerawala and Bhojani. The film was directed by Ramjibhai Arya. He came to Talkie films from silent films. After working as an assistant to a 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.

The music was by Aziz Khan and Ibrahim. In my last post, I had given Asha Bhosle’s song from the film ‘ Andhon ki Duniya’-1947 as an example how the film industry history adapts itself to make corrections in its earlier information. By sheer coincidence, even in this post also a film industry history adaptation example is present.

Ibrahim, the joint MD in this film as well as two other films- Utho Jaago-1947 and Bachelor Husband-1950 was considered to be the brother of Ghulam Mohd. MD. This Ibrahim worked as assistant to Naushad for a long time, after Ghulam Mohd. expired. For many years these 3 films were credited to his name. Even author Pankaj Raag, in his book ” Dhunon ki Yatra’ Mentioned the same thing.

However while working on the book on the Clarinet Expert Master Ibrahim, Dr. Surjit Singh ji had interviewed Iqbal Ajmeri-Master Ibrahim’s son, who had confirmed that the MD for these 3 films was Master Ibrahim and not Ibrahim, brother of Ghulam Mohd. After reading this in that book, just to confirm this, I wrote to shri Harmandir Hamraaz ji about my doubt. He promptly replied that he too had met and interviewed Iqbal Ajmeri- who was an expert in Music history of the Hindi films, had also confirmed that these films had music by Master Ibrahim only. Thus, one more correction in the history pages !

A lot has been written about Aziz khan on this Blog, by me as well as Sadanand Kamath ji, so I will not go into that again here. Instead, here is a note on Master Ibrahim, the expert Clarinet player who was the joint MD for today’s film.

Film critics and those who wrote in glossy magazines ignored stunt and action films, but a certain portion of the Indian audience was a firm supporter of such films. Master Vithal, Master Bhagwan, Baburao pehelwan, John Cavas, kamran etc were their Heroes. Usually the Music Directors and Directors of these films were unknown and those available on minimum fees were always hired.

The Music Director of this type of film was also one such person – Master Ibrahim, who did only 2 films as independent MD. He, however, gave music, along with Aziz Khan to film “ Utho Jaago-1947″, Bachelor Husband-1950 with Sarswati Devi and film Actor-1951, with Aziz Hindi. In the 50s and the 60s decade, there used to be a programme on Radio Ceylon, titled “Saaz aur Awaz”, at 7 am everyday. In this programme, film songs on different Musical Instruments were played-like Van Shipley on Guitar, Bismilla Khan on Shehnayi,Master Ibrahim on Clarinet. After this programme, there was ” Ek hi filmon ke geet” and at 7.30 the evergreen “Purane filmon ke geet” was scheduled.

For many years, I used to wonder as to who this Master Ibrahim was. I had read about Van Shipley and others, but information on Master Ibrahim was not seen anywhere. Finally, when my friend Javed Hamid ji from Delhi, sent me his book copies, published in Hindi, I found an article on Ibrahim, in one of his books,” Hindi cinema ke sadabahar Sangeetkar “.

His name was Ibrahim Rehmat Ali ( or E.R.Ali or Master Ajmeri, on some Record labels). He was born in 1915 at Ajmer and by his 11th year itself, he achieved expertise in playing a difficult musical instrument like Clarinet. he also learnt classical music from Banne khan, Jere khan and Dinkar Rao. From 1934 to 1936, he worked in Ranjit Movietone’s Music department. Then he joined All India Radio, for the next 6 years. In 1942, he joined H.M.V. and served there for the next 25 years.

In these 25 years, Master Ibrahim played his Clarinet in more than 6000 songs, recorded at HMV. He was also the Pioneer in presenting film songs on Musical Instruments. Even during his service. A.I.R. Bombay used to arrange his Clarinet Mehfil every month. He used to present different Ragas on Clarinet as per time of the day or night.

He gave music to only two films. Both were C grade,in the 40s decade. These films were Parbat Ki Rani-1948 and Bigde Dil-1949. He worked as assistant to many Music Directors like Ghulam Hyder, V K Naidu, Shyam Sundar, Fateh Ali Khan, Gulshan Sufi and Firoz Nizami.

He played not just the Clarinet, but also played the Xylophone, Vibraphone, Alto saxophone, Supranophone and a few others. After his film songs on Clarinet became popular, different artistes like Van Shipley on Hawaiian Guitar, Enoch Daniels, Goodi Seervai, Hazara Singhand Sunil Ganguly on Piano Accordion and Brian Silas on Piano also became famous and popular, with their performances.

Master Ibrahim died on 20th September 1980, due to a Heart attack. The work of preserving his music on CDs started by HMV from 2015 and so far 4 CDs are published. His contribution in songs of films like Mughal E Azam, C.I.D., Mere Mehboob, Basant Bahar, Madhumati, Maya, Goonj uthi Shehnai etc is remembered even today. Every year Radio Ceylon pays tributes to him on his death anniversary on 20th September by playing only his records.

He had 3 sons, who all are in the Music industry. They are experts in Vibraphones. Its use is very frequent in films nowadays.

Recently, Dr.Surjit Singh ji has published an exclusive book on Master ibrahim.

( I thank Javed Hamid ji for his article in his book ” Hindi Cinema ke Sadabahar Sangeetkar” हिंदी सिनेमा के सदाबहार संगीतकार ).

The cast of the film Actor-51 was Ramola, Bhagwan, Indumati, Sundar, Murad,Sulochana Cuckoo and many others. It is a notable coincidence that in 1951, in just One year alone, there were 3 films with almost the same story and Bhagwan was the Hero in all 3 films – Actor-51, Damad-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 the 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 mainstream Heroine was ready to work in his film and he could 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 Lyricist of all the 10 songs was Nazim Panipati, who was the brother of Wali Saheb, a producer and Director of the 40’s. Wali Saheb was the husband of actress Mumtaz Shanti. They both migrated to Pakistan, but Nazim Panipati stayed in India. In the cast one name Indumati is there. This is a less known name for most readers, I feel. INDUMATI LELE (Born 18 December 1927 – Died 11 September 2013), forgotten Yesteryears Indian Theatre and Film Actress turned Folk Artiste.

Indumati and Kumudini Lele who were once famous as ‘Lele Sisters’ in Hindi and Marathi Theatre and Cinema fields, have been forgotten today. Indumati Lele, died at the age of 86, when she was still working as an examiner for the television program ‘Dum Damadam’.

Kumud and Indumati, were both known as ‘Lele Sisters” in the fifties. Both of them originally hailed from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Their father Girdhar Lele was in Government job as Director of Agriculture, at Indore. From an early age, the two sisters loved acting and dancing. Both were involved in dance and dance related activities in their school. Prithviraj Kapoor saw the two at one of the school events and talked to their father and brought them straight to Mumbai. For the next two years, both sisters worked as artists in Prithviraj Kapoor’s ‘Prithvi Theatres” until the company closed. They played different roles in several of his Plays and had the fortune of touring India all along with Prithviraj Kapoor.

While Kumudini acted in Bimal Roy’s ‘Parivar’, ‘Bandini’ etc. and in few Marathi films like ‘Ram Ram Pauna’ etc., Indumati Lele acted in Prithviraj Kapoor’s Shakuntala’ and other plays. She also acted in some films while working in ‘Prithvi Theaters’, like Mazdoor-45, ‘Shehnai’ (1947), ‘Aag’ (1948), ‘Sunahare Din’ (1949), ‘Gauna’ (1950), Actor-(1951), ‘Chaudhwin ka Chand’ (1960), ‘Budtameez’ (1966), ‘Man Mandir’ (1971), to name a few. In Raj Kapoor’s ‘Aag’ (1948), she acted as his mother. She also appeared in two English films, ‘Householder’ with Leela Naidu and ‘Shakespearewallah” both with Shashi Kapoor.

Today’s song is a good one, sung by Sulochana Kadam and Chorus.


Song-Kalkatte se aaya jahaaz haay sakhi mere balam nahin aaye re (Actor)(1951) Singer- Sulochana Kadam, Lyricist- Nazim Panipati, MD- Aziz Hindi and Ibrahim
Chorus

Lyrics

kalkatte se
ae ji
kalkatte se aaya jahaaz
sakhi mere
haay sakhi mere balam nahin aaye re
ho kalkatte se aaya jahaaz
sakhi mere
haaye sakhi mere balam nahin aaye re
ho kalkatte se aaya jahaaz

sabke balam aaye
mere na aaye
mere na aaye
ek ek se poochha sakhi
koi na bataaye
koi na bataaye
? ho ae ji
? ho mere mijaaz(?)
sakhi mere
haaye sakhi mere balam nahin aaye re
ho kalkatte se aaya jahaaz

baalam jo aate to laate wo mundri
laate wo mundri
baalam jo aate to laate wo mundri
laate wo mundri
aur saath laate wo resham ki chundri
haaye resham ki chundri
mujhe sakhiyon mein
ae ji mujhe sakhiyon mein aati hai laaj
sakhi mere
haay sakhi mere balam nahin aaye re
ho kalkatte se aaya jahaaz

kahaan chhod aaye ho mere sanam ko
mere sanam ko
o o o
kahaan chhod aaye ho mere sanam ko
mere sanam ko
o o o
kaise bhulaaungi kaise bhulaaaungi
main unke gham ko
haaye main unke gham ko
mere dil pe hai
ae ji mere dil pe hai beeta hai aaj
sakhi mere
haay sakhi mere balam nahin aaye re
ho kalkatte se
ae ji kalkatte se aaya jahaaz


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