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Blog Day :

4512 Post No. : 16062

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 94
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November 2010, much like november 2020, saw songs being covered in the blog at a relatively slow rate. On this day ten years ago, five songs were covered in the blog:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa Subah Ka Taaraa-1954 05 of 08 songs posted
Sapnon mein aana chhed chhed jaanaa Sheesham-1952 07 of 10 songs posted
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota Sanskaar-1952 05 of 07 songs posted
Ye maanaa dil jise dhoondhe Zimbo-1958 All songs covered
Tirchhi nazar ka piyaa waar hai Madaari-1959 All songs covered

Two out of five of these movies have since been YIPPEED in the blog. So potentially songs of three movies are eligible to be discussed in the blog ten year challenge today.

“Subah Ka Taaraa”(1954) is one of these three eligible movies. This movie was directed by V Shantaram for Rajkamal, Bombay. The movie had Jayashree, Pradeep Kumar,Shakuntala, Chandrakanta, Naaz, Ameerbai Karnataki, Ameenabai ( sister of B.Nandrekar), V.Shantaram etc. in it.

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

Song Posted On
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa 24.11.2010
Apni naakaami se mujhko kaam hai 18.07.2012
Do haklon ka suno fasaanaa 23.06.2013
Yoonhi huye badnaam saanwariya 08.12.2013
Bhaabhi aayi 15.05.2016

The movie made its debut ten years ago with the most well known song of the movie.

Today, ten years later, here is another song from “Subah Ka Taara”(1954). This song is sung by Lata. Noor Lucknowi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised on Jayshree and Pradeep Kumar.

Lyrics of this song are sent by Prakashchandra. Blog ten year details are sent by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio (Full)

video link:(partial)

Song-Kahoon kaisey main mann ki baat jiyarwa haale doley (Subah Ka Taara)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Noor Lucknowi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(audio link)(Provided by Prakashchandra)
(longer than the video link)

aa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
tadap seene mein dil par haath
jiyarwaa haaley doley ho

aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa…aaa…aaaaa…aaa
khushi bhi ho rahi hai
aankh bhi sharmaayi jaati hai
khushi bhi ho rahi hai
aankh bhi sharmaayi jaati hai
kahey kaisey koyi ye dil ki lagi
nahin batlaayi jaati hai
kahey kaissey koyi ye dil ki lagi
nahin batlaayi jaati hai
ye nahin batlaayi jaati hai
meri tamanna hai mere saath
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho

aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
basti hai nainon ki galiyaan aan
hain ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan aan aan
basti hai nainon ki galiyaan
hain ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan
jhoom jhoom jhoom ke aayeen bahaarein
kaisi khili hain ye kaliyaan
jhoom jhoom jhoom ke aayeen bahaarein
kaissi khili hain ye kaliyaan
hai ae ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan
din sunahre suhaani hai raat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa


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Blog Day :

4504 Post No. : 16043

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part VIII: Year 1954
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In this episode, we arrive at the ninth year of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in Hindi movies. Like in the past six years, this year too she dominated, singing 172 songs in 43 movies out of 117 movies released in the year.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1954 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Amar Naushad 7 7 7 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
2 Angaarey S D Burman 6 6 5 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
3 Baadshah Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 5 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Shailendra (1)
4 Baap Beti Roshan 4 4 4 0 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
5 Baaraati Roshan 4 4 3 0 1 0 D N Madhok (2) Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
6 Baazooband Md Shafi 2 5 5 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan (3) Daag (1) Pt Chandrashekhar (1)
7 Bahut Din Huye B S Kalla 2 7 6 0 1 0 Pt Indra
8 Bhai Sahab Ninu Majumdar 0 2 2 0 0 0 Shailendra
9 Biraj Bahu Salil Chaudhary 1 1 0 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan
10 Chaalis Baaba Ek Chor S D Burman 7 8 6 2 0 0 P L Santoshi
11 Chaandni Chowk Roshan 5 5 4 0 0 1 Shailendra (3) Majrooh Sultanpuri (2)
12 Chor Baazaar Sardar Malik 3 3 3 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
13 Daaku Ki Ladki Hemant Kumar 3 5 3 2 0 0 S H Bihari (3) Kaif Irfani (2)
14 Danka Aziz Hindi 2 2 2 0 0 0 Nazim Panipati (1) Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (1)
15 Ehsaan Madan Mohan 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
16 Guzaara Ghulam Mohammad 1 3 2 1 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
17 Haar Jeet S D Batish 1 1 1 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
18 Kavi C Ramchandra 1 1 0 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
19 Maan Anil Biswas 5 5 5 0 0 0 Kaif Bhopali (3) Safdar Aah Sitapuri (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
20 Manohar S V Venkatraman 0 2 1 1 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil
21 Meenaar C Ramchandra 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
22 Mehbooba Roshan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Tanveer Naqvi (2) Majrooh (1) Indeewar (1)
23 Naagin Hemant Kumar 9 9 8 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
24 Naastik C Ramchandra 8 8 6 2 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
25 Naaz Anil Biswas 5 5 5 0 0 0 Satyendra Athhaiyya (2) Prem Dhawan (2) Kidar Sharma (1)
26 Naukri Salil Chaudhary 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
27 Pahli Jhalak C Ramchandra 6 6 6 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
28 Pahli Taarikh Sudhir Phadke 1 1 1 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
29 Parichay Shailesh 2 4 4 0 0 0 Akhtar Yusuf (3) Keshav (1)
30 Pensioner Hansraj Bahl 0 1 1 0 0 0 A Shah Shikarpuri
31 Pilpili Sahab Sardul Kwatra 3 6 3 3 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Shailendra (1)
32 Pooja Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 3 1 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (1) Shailendra (3)
33 Radha Krishna S D Burman 2 6 5 0 1 0 Narendra Sharma (2) Sahir Ludhianvi (2) Satyendra Athhaiyya (2)
34 Rishta K Datta 1 2 2 0 0 0 Pt Phaani
35 Samaaj Arun Kumar Mukherjee 1 1 1 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
36 Samrat Hemant Kumar 3 3 3 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
37 Shabaab Naushad 7 7 5 2 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
38 Shart Hemant Kumar 4 4 3 1 0 0 S H Bihari (3) Rajinder Krishan (1)
39 Shiv Kanya Manna Dey 1 1 1 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
40 Subah Ka Taara C Ramchandra 6 6 4 1 1 0 Noor Lucknowi (5) Dewan Sharar (1)
41 Suhaagan Vasant Ramchandra 0 4 4 0 0 0 Ehsan Rizvi (2) Saraswati Kumar Deepak (2)
42 Taxi Driver S D Burman 4 4 4 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
43 Toofaan S D Batish 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
Total 43 movies 25 MDs 140 172 144 23 4 1 35 Lyricists

In this year, Lata Mangeshkar achieved a major feat that went unnoticed at that time. She completed 1000 songs as a playback singer in Hindi films. She was the first playback singer to achieve this distinction in HFM.

Here is the summary of her playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1954 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3 All time highest figures in a year for Lata
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
Total upto 1954 276 movies 945 1126 829 215 53 29

During the year 1954, she worked for the first time with nine music directors- Arun Kumar Mukherjee, Aziz Hindi, B S Kalla, Ninu Majumdar, S V Venkatraman, Sardar Malik, Sardul Kwatra, Shailesh and Vasant -Ramchandra. As for lyricists, she worked for the first time with Akhtar Yusuf, Daagh, Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, Kaif Bhopali, Keshav, Pt Chandrashekhar, S H Bihari, Saraswati Kumar Deepak, Tanveer Naqvi, and Vishwamitra Adil.

By 1954, Lata Mangeshkar had worked with 68 music directors and 110 lyricists. Top six music directors, namely C Ramchandra (183), Shankar Jaikishan (108), Husnlal Bhagatram (98), Anil Biswas (98), Roshan (65) and Naushad (53) alone composed 705 of these Lata Mangeshkar songs !

Top six lyricists, viz Rajinder Krishan (160), Shailendra (87), Shakeel Badayuni (75), Hasrat Jaipuri (73), P L Santoshi (61) and Prem Dhawan (40) penned as many as 396 of these songs.

We notice that Lata Mangeshkar sang 172 songs in 43 movies of 1954. The blog has 140 of these songs. All Lata Mangeshkar songs from 30 of these movies are covered in the blog. That leaves us with only 13 movies of 1954 that offers us a few Lata Mangeshkar songs to discuss.

Alphabetically, the first such movie of 1954 is “Baazooband” (1954).

“Baazooband”(1954) was directed by Ashalata Biswas and directed by Ramanand Sagar for Variety Productions, Bombay. The movie had Sulochana Chatterji, Balraj Sahni, Roopmala, Anwar, Ramesh Kapoor, baby saroj, Om Prakash, Noorie, Linford, Shanta Kunwar, Noorjahana, Brahm, Indira, Sindura etc with Radhakishan as guest artist.

There were seven songs in the movie. Two songs from the movie has been discussed in the past.

The movie had five Lata Mangeshkar songs in it. They were all solo songs. The two songs covered in the blog were both Lata solos. So three more Lata songs are yet to be covered in the blog.

Here is the third such song from “Baazooband”(1954). the song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Prem Dhawan is the lyricst. Music is composed by Md Shafi. Like other Lata Mangeshkar songs, this song is picturised on Roopmala. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify others seen in the picturisation.


Song-Dil ki mehfil mein aake chale ho kahaan (Baazooband)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Md Shafi

Lyrics

dil ki mehfil mein aake
chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil mein aake
chale ho kaha ji chale ho kaha
mujhse daaman chhudake chale ho kaha ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil

adhoori na rah jaaye dil ki kaahaani
ji dil ki kahaani
ghadi do ghadi ki hai ye zindagaani
ghadi do ghadi ki hai ye zindagaani
jalti shama bujha ke chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil mein aake
chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil

haan ye jalwe ye shokhi ye nagme ye masti
na jaane ujad jaaye kab saari basti
na jaane ujad jaaye kab saari basti
aisi basti basaa ke chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil mein aake chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil

kayaamat hai mera zara sa ishaara
zara sa ishaara
bacha kab koi meri nazron ka maara
bacha kab koi meri nazron ka maara
mujhse nazren bacha ke chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil mein aake chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
mujhse daman chhudaa ke chale ho kahaan ji chale ho kahaan
dil ki mehfil


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

Blog Day:

4488 Post No. : 16011

31/10/2020 – Remembrance day of S D Burman
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Sab kahan kuchh laala-o-gul mein numaayan ho gayin
Khaak mein kya sooratien hongi jo pinhaan ho gayin

Yesterday I was at the farewell function for officers retiring in my office. Many people were there, and the officers were felicitated with customary shawl and coconut, bouquet and token gifts etc. All attendees were wearing masks and photos were clicked. While all this was going on, there flashed the second line of the above sha’ir by Ghalib. With a change of one word, the sha’ir perfectly suits the situation, as is:

Sab kahan kuchh laala-o-gul mein numaayan ho gayin
“Mask” mein kya sooratien hongi jo pinhaan ho gayin

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We commemorated 114th birth anniversary of the Dada Burman or Burman Da, as he was affectionately called by colleagues and friends, senior and juniors alike, a month ago. Now it is his 45th death anniversary today. He formed an immortal dynasty with son R. D. Burman, which is unparalleled. As a father, he is bound to have a bigger hand in forming RDB, the musical phenomena than vice versa.

I have been a die-hard fan of S. D. Burman’s songs, whether they are by Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Talat Mehmood, Lata Mangeshkar or Asha Bhosle. I want to list my favourite by each of these singers, here it is:

Singer Song
Kishore Kumar Dil aaj shaayar hai
Mukesh Chal ri sani ab kya soche
Talat Mehmood Jalte hain jiske liye
Lata Mangeshkar Ab to hai tum se
Asha Bhonsle O panchhi pyaare saanh sakhaare
Geeta Dutt Waqt ne kiya kya haseen sitam
Hemant Kumar Jaane wo kaise log the inke

(Not including the favourite Rafi songs and duets, saving it for another post)

A few trivia found on the net about the song of “Pyaasa” listed above:

• Jane Woh Kaise Log The Jinke Pyar Ko Pyar Mila – The tune of the line “Humne to jab kaliyan maangi” in this song may have been S.D. Burman’s adaptation of the line “Punjab Sindh Gujarat Maratha” from the Indian national anthem composed by Rabindranath Tagore.
• Jane Woh Kaise Log The Jinke Pyar Ko Pyar Mila – This was the only song in the film in which the voice of a male singer other than Mohammed Rafi was used. S.D. Burman’s decision to use Hemant Kumar for this song may have been to fulfill a promise he had made to the singer to give him at least one song a year – a promise Hemant Kumar himself reminded the composer of. Additionally, the fact that the song was influenced by Rabindra Sangeet may have swung the decision in favour of Hemant Kumar, a seasoned practitioner of this form of music.

I cannot talk about S. D.Burman and not rewind immortal songs of Abhiman, Guide, Tere ghar Ke saamne, Sujata, Bandini, Bambai ka babu, Pyasa, Kaaghaz ke Phool, Sharmilee, Paying guest, kaala bazaar, Kaala Pani, Jewel thief, Prem Pujari, Gambler, Talaash, Sharmilee etc.

The total songs composed by S. D. Burman are 666 in 87 movies. Out of these 666 songs which must include non-film songs too, 637 are already posted in the blog. This tally must exclude the songs composed for Bengali/Assamese and Oriya films. 23 songs sung by S. D.Burman are posted in the blog, so they may include some Bengali songs too. With less than 30 songs to complete the tally, it was bound to be a tough task to find a song to post. Still I did find a 50’s song, a solo by Shamshad Begum from the film “Chaalis Baba ek chor”. Lyricist is Pyarelal Santoshi. Eight songs from this film are posted out of 12 songs. I have only the audio of the song, which appears with to be in two parts and it is mentioned as two separate songs elsewhere. So there may not be 12 songs in this film.

The song itself appears like a kid is singing this song, with family members. Trying to make light of the financial problems, the singers all are enjoying making fun of their own situation. This is a feat, not easy to achieve, however worse or bad are the times.

Myswar is mentioning 4 solos by Shamshad Begum. One of those songs is titled “doodhwala bhaiyya aaya maange rupaiyya”, this seems to go with the theme of this current song which refers to sethani(land lord), dhobi, darzi etc. so dhoodwala coming and asking for his money is in same vein. Some links on youtube are giving name “darji hai kapda chor”. But I couldn’t find the “doodhwala bhaiyya” song, and it is not part of the links that I heard of the current song.

Shamshad Begum, is one of the most prolific playback singers of her generation. As per the stats page, she has sung 1273 songs in her career, 695 of which are posted in the blog.


Song-Moorakh baithha aaj ki soche (Chaalis Baba ek Chor)(1954) Singer-Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-S D Burman
Chorus
Unknown male voice

Lyrics

Ae ji moorakh baithhaa aa
aaj ki soche
aur kal ki soche siyaa..aanaa
kaal ke pankh pasaare dekho
udtaa aa aaa
jaaye zamaana aa

ae ji hafton se
ae ji maheenon se
ae ji barson se
apni ye gaadi rahi chal
aaj nahin kal baba
aaj nahin kal
baba aaj nahin kal
baba aaj nahi kal

shor machaati wo aayi sethhaani
naam hai baby
baby ee
haan haan baby raani
bigdi deewaani
budhiya naani
kehne lagi ee
kehne lagi ee
de do kiraaya yaa
jaao nikal
ham ne kahaa
aaj nahin kal baby
aaj nahin kal
uss ne kahaa aaj
nahin kal
aaj nahin kal
baby aaj nahin kal
baby aaj nahin kal
baby aaj nahin kal

ae ae ae
chor chor chor chor
darji hai kapda chor
hamaara darji hai kapda
chor chor chor chor
darji hai kapda chor
hamaara darji hai kapda chor
dil ka chhotaa
neeyat ka khotaa
kapda diya thha knicker banaane
laaya banaa ke langotaa
ultaa machaave shor
machaave shor
o kapda
chor chor chor chor
darji hai kapda chor
hamaara darji hai kapda
chor chor chor chor

dhobiye ne dhobi dhobi
dho dho dho
dho dho dho

dhote to ho betaaj (?)
ae ji dhobi ke jhoote thaathh
ghar mein
tooti taati khaat
tooti taati
tooti taati

tooti taati khaat
bichha kar
soye puraana taat
gadhe par
baitthaa jaave ghaat
gadhe par
gadhe par
gadhe par

dhobi ke dekho thhaath
kisi ki pant
kisi ka coat
pehan kar bana
governer laat


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Blog Day : 4464 Post No. : 15948

“Baaraati” (1954) was directed by J K Nanda for Kardar Productions, Bombay. The movie had Chand Usmani, Peace Kanwal, Agha, Om Prakash, Sham Kumar, Leela Mishra, Baby Sheela, Darpan, Johny Walker, abbas, Rajan KHaksar, Heera Sawant, Agha Miraz, Kathana, Ameer Ali, Agha Mirza etc. in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven songs have been discussed in the past. Here are their details:-

Blog post number Song Date
1742 Kis naam se pukaaroon kyaa naam hai tumhaara 11 August 2009
2714 Kahin door koyaliyaa gaaye re 2 August 2010
3219 Aa phir se mere pyaar ki kismat sanwaar de 17 November 2010
8572 Teri nazron ne hamko chheda hai 22 August 2013
15728 Haaye koi keh de papeeha se jaa ke 16 July 2020
15775 Saari raat jaage laage jo tose nainwaa 2 August 2020
15875 Dhak dhak dhak dhak kare dil 9 September 2020

Here is the eighth and final song from “Baaraati”(1954). This song is sung by S Balbir, Asha Bhonsle and chorus. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

It uis a very long song (over seven minutes long). It is picturised as a “fair” (mela) song. I am unable to identify most actors seen in the picturisation. I feel that a lady seen dancing towards the end of the picturisaation could be Sheila Vaz, though her name does not figure in the credits. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identigfy her as well as others seen in the picturisation.

I have not been able to get the lyrics right to my satisfaction, especially in the parts with Punjabi words. I request our readers with keener ears to help fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections in the lyrics as applicable.

With this song, all the songs of “Baaraati”(1954) have been covered in the blog and this movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Naach le baawariya tohe lene aaya sanwariya (Baraati)(1954) Singers-S Balbir, Asha Bhonsle,Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Roshan
Male chorus
Female chorus
All chorus

Lyrics

naach le baawariya
naach le baawariya
tohe lene aaya saanwariya
naach le baawariya
naach le
naach le
nach le baawariya
tohe lene aaya saanwariya
naach le baawariya

mera chana masaale vaala
jisko khaaye seth ka saala
kha ker ho jaaye matwaala
moonchh pe taav de
chane hain bade chatpate

jaane waale baabu mohse ankhiyaan milaaye ja
jaane waale baabu mohse ankhiyaan milaaye ja
taras gaye more nain baawre
inko daras dikhaaye ja
jaane waale baabu
jaane waale baabu mohse ankhiyaan milaaye ja

o o o
bhaag ke aaja
kisi bahaane
laakh samjhaaya
jiya nahin maane

aaye jawaani jaaye jawaani raah take na teri
aaye jawaani jaaye jaawani raah take na teri
laakh baar samjhaaya gori
ek na maani meri

ae ae
kaajal waali ankhiyaan tohri
hoye kaajal vaali ankhiyaan tohri
hans hans ke kuchh bolen
inki boli main jaanoon
ye bhed tumhaare kholen
dil uksaaya hai
haaye dekh ke phir bhi hamen bulaayaaya hai
ha ha ha ha
hurr
balle balle balle balle balle
hrr
hahahaha
balle bulle balle

tu bhi sachcha main bhi sachchi donon hain majboor
dilon se hai nazdeek saanwre par kadmon se door
dilon se hai nazdeek saanwre par kadmon se door

hey kasam tumhaari raat kathhin aur din mushkil se beete
kasam tumhaari raat kathhin aur din muskil se beete
bina bulaaye aaja saanware hum haare tum jeete
main mar jaaungi
tere bin mere baalam kal na paaungi

hrr
o balle
o balle
haaye

baarah man ki dulhan dekho
vrindavan ki jogan dekho
london ki sair main kar ke
??
dilli ka raaj dekho
do do paise
do do paise
baarah man ki dulhan dekho
vrindavan ki jogan dekho

le jaana re ae
le jaana re ae
ganderiyaan paise ki paav ser

ye din hain bahaaron ke
aisi jatan karo darshan ho
pyaaro ke ae
aisi jatan karo o o
kajre ki syaahi hai
ansuvan ka paani chithhi saajan ko likh de
ansuvan ka paani ho

dil ro ro den duhaai
yaar tere milne nu
? jaan dukhaan vich paayi
yaar tere milne nu

seene vich laga teer jee
o lab da phirda(?) heer jee
seene vich laga teer jee
o lab da phirda (?) heer ki
?? chaar chaar ke main jee
chaar chaar ke
gal haaye
gall apni ?? chak waali bai
yaar tere milne nu
dil ro ro den duhaai
yaar tere milne nu
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re

nanadi ke bhaiyya mera
jiya de duhaai re teri
jiya de duhaai re
nanadi ka bhaiyya mera
jiya de duhaai re teri
jiya de duhaai re

re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re
jhoom jhoom aayi re ghata
jhoom jhoom aayi re


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4458 Post No. : 15936

Today’s song is from a film with an unusual story-Ferry-1954.

The story of the film was written by Dhruv Chatterjee, dialogues were by Akhtar Ul Imaan and the screenplay was done by the Producer and Director of the film – Hemen Gupta. His entire family was involved in this film. Wife Ratna Gupta sang a song in the film and his daughter Baby Bula acted in the film. This Baby Bula became Archana, when she grew up to be a Heroine in her debut film Umang-70. Next film was Buddha Mil Gaya-71 and her third and last film was Anokha Daan-72. After this she left films, married her classmate Yogesh Motwani and settled in life. For some time, she was doing Fabric business also.

The lead pair of this film was Dev Anand and Geeta Bali. At this time, Dev was still uncertain as to what type of roles he fits into. His own wish was to be a Romantic Hero and from the film Munimji-55 onwards, his career really took off as a Romantic hero – an image he desperately (and later on pathetically) tried to preserve in his films. When others stopped giving him films,he started producing and directing his own films, acting in it the same way he did, when he was young.

Dev Anand acted in 116 films, directed 19 films, sang in 4 films and even wrote 2 songs in film ‘Mr. Prime Minister’-2005. Prior to film Ferry-54, his films were of a variety of subjects, from musical to comedy to serious types. In the film Zalzala-52, he died on screen for the first time. The last time he died on screen was in the film Guide-65. He never liked to die on screen. It did not fit into his scheme of future planning to become a Romantic Hero. Film Tamasha-52 was a sort of comedy film and Ferry -54 was still a different type of role.

The film was a story of a widower Zamindar, Vikas (Dev), who also worked as a Government officer in a village. He has a young child-Raju (Master Babu, who became Ritesh Kumar as a grown up actor and also married actress Maushumi Chatterjee. He was the son of Hemant Kumar), who is curious about his mother. His father has told him that she has gone beyond the river and lives in a big white palace. The child hopes that one day his mother will surely come back to him. So, he, along with his next door friend Minu (Baby Bula) goes to the River bank every day, expecting his mother to arrive in the Ferry some day.

Once when Vikas has gone to the city for work, a young girl is found in the river. She is unconscious. Villagers bring her to the nearest house of Vikas. Doctor is called. The girl survives. She is Juhi-a tawayaf’s daughter (Geeta Bali). She stays in that house. The boy Raju develops a bond with her and she too starts loving the boy. However the Chachi of Vikas, who looks after the household does not like it. When Vikas comes back, he learns everything. When she tells her story he understands that she was kidnapped as a baby and sold to the tawaif – Munnibai (Chand Burke). Munnibai tries to sell her to customers. To avoid further trouble, Juhi jumps into the river.

Due to the opposition of Chachi and the villagers, Juhi is asked to leave the house. She goes to the river to wait for the Ferry. Raju falls sick and Vikas too is uneasy. He has also developed an affinity for her. He takes Raju and rushes to the river in time to stop Juhi from boarding it . They come back to the house. Vikas finally decides to marry Juhi and Raju also gets his mother. Happy ending.

Film Ferry was released first in Bombay at the Swastik cinema on 8-10-1954 and it ran only for 7 weeks. The All India response was also lukewarm. When I saw this film in Hyderabad in late October, I had liked it, but felt that the end was too hastily wound up. Maybe the length was already too much. The film had music by Hemant kumar. Like all Bangla composers, Hemant also had a ” Maajhee” song in this film (they could never resist the temptation if a river is in the film). There was a child song ( another weak point of HK), by baby Bula and Master Babu. 2 solos by Geeta Dutt and 1 by Ratna Gupta. One 2 part Mujra song by Laxmi Shankar. In addition a record for Sitar and Sarod playing was also issued. Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and his protege Nikhil Bannerjee had played them.

Director Hemen Gupta’s name will be remembered for a long time in Hindi film history for two films that he directed. One was the early era patriotic film “Anandmath”-52,based on the novel of Bankim babu,in which Hemen Gupta himself, Pradeep kumar and Hemant kumar made their debuts in Hindi films. The second film was Kabuliwala – 61, which won acclaim and a National Award too. This movie was a based on Gurudev Rabibdranath Tagore’s novel of the same name.

I was looking for information on Hemen Gupta ,but found it very difficult. As I have already said recently, getting information about southern and Bengali artistes in English, is a difficult task. When I was drawing a blank from all sources, Lady Luck smiled on me. Unexpectedly, one of my friends from the US, sent me a PDF of Hemen Gupta’s Biography and the Filmography, prepared by his own son Jayant Gupta. What a coincidence ! I was listening to a duet of Uma Devi and S.D.Batish for the film Taaksaal-56 and at the same time received most unexpectedly the authentic information on its director Hemen Gupta !!

Although the original PDF contains many pages, I have abridged and edited this Biography to suit this article. My sincere thanks to shri Jayant Guptaji and shri Salim Shah ji for this.

Hemen Gupta was born on 21-3-1912,in a middle class family in Rajasthan. His Grandfather shri Nabakumar Gupta was a big Zamindar in Dacca. Hemen’s early school and college education was done in Dacca. He joined an active political career in 1926 as a Congress worker and a freedom fighter. He was arrested in 1931 and was in jail till 1938. In the jail, he studied and completed his Master’s degree in History with Honours. He also read many books on film making and was interested in it. When he was released he joined New Theatres. He wanted to make Patriotic films but till 1946 he could not do so. He made the film Bhuli Nai in Bangla-a fiercely patriotic film which was rejected by the censors. After many obstacles it got released. He also made another patriotic film in Bangle ’42’. Both films gave him name and fame.

Shashadhar Mukherjee of Filmistan in Bombay called him with an attractive offer and Hemen came to Bombay. He wrote the screenplay and directed the film “Anandmath”-52. He took Pradeep Kumar as a Hero and Hemanta Kumar as MD- his old colleagues in Calcutta. For all the three it was a debut in Hindi films. In 1953 he started his own banner “Film trust of India”and made “Ferry”-54, a love story with Dev Anand and Geeta Bali. Again Hemanta Kumar was the MD. Hemant Kumar’s young son Ritesh played a small role in this film (Later Ritesh married the famous actress Maushami Chatterjee). Ratna Gupta,Hemen’s wife, sang songs in this film. His last film under Hemen Gupta Productions was Taaksaal-56. Meanwhile he directed Meenar in 1954.

He was a staunch nationalist and idealist who wanted to make artistic films,but the producers,distributors and the financiers did not allow him that freedom. He felt suffocated. He was fed up with the commercialism in film making and he had a difficulty in coping up with the market demands. In 1961 he directed “Kabuliwala”and won accolades and a National Award too. His last film was “Netaji Subhash chandra Bose””-1966 for producer B K Adarsha.

He wanted to resume making Bangla films. His film Ánamika’ was almost completed, when suddenly he died of brain Hemorrhage,on 1-7-1967.

He was the father of actress Archana( Buddha mil gaya-71).He directed the following films in Hindi-
Anandmath-52, Ferry-54, Meenar-54, Taaksaal-56, Raaj kamal-57, Insaaf kahan hai-59, Baabar-60, Kabuliwala-61, and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose-66.

You will also find an unusual and unknown name Chand Burke in the cast of the film. Very little is known about her. Chand Burke made her debut in Maheshwari Productions’ Kahan Gaye (1946), which Niranjan wrote and directed. They fell in love on the sets and got married in 1945. Thereafter, Chand appeared in a number of films made in Lahore, and was widely known as “the Dancing Lily of the Punjab.”

Partition and her subsequent migration to Bombay adversely affected her career. After “Hamari Manzil,” which was released in 1949, Chand Burke went into complete oblivion. It was Raj Kapoor who selected her for that important role as children’s tormentor in “Boot Polish-53,” over 200 other contestants, her screen-test convincing Raj Kapoor that she was a talented actress. Some of her well known films were Ferry-54, Basant Bahar-56, yahudi ki beti-56, Adalat-58 and Lajwanti-58.

Chand was the only one in a family of twelve brothers and sisters to have joined the films (her brother S. M. Burke, I.C.S., was a Minister to the Scandina­vian countries for Pakistan). Chand obtained judicial separation by mutual consent from her husband, writer-director Niranjan in 1954.

She was later married to Sunder Singh Bhavnani- grandfather of superstar Ranveer Singh. She is also related to Suneeta Kapoor.

She acted in about 30 films. Her last film was Pehchan-72.

Today’s song is an exceptionally sweet song – Lori – sung by Geeta Dutt. I would rate this Lori amongst her best songs and one of the best Loris of HFM ever. I am sure all the listeners will also love it. In addition to Geeta’s Lori, there is also a small video where Hemant Kumar, Baby Bula and Geeta dutt sing one line each. Enjoy….

Audio (Geeta Dutt Solo)

Video (Hemant Kumar-Geeta Dutt- Baby Bula)

Song-Rangeeli rangeeli chaabeeli raani nindiya (Ferry)(1954) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics(audio version)

rangeeli rangeeli chhabeeli raani nindiya
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa
rangeeli rangeeli chhabeeli raani nindiya
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa

aaja ri lekar sapne suhaane ae
sukh ke zamaane ae
aaja ri lekar sapne suhaane ae
sukh ke zamaane
dheere se aana
kahin duniya na jaane
duniya na jaane
palkon ki duniya tu aa ke basa aa
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa
rangeeli rangeeli chhabeeli raani nindiya
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa

bikhar gayee mere maathhe ki bindiya aa
bikhar gayee mere maathhe ki bindiya
dard na jaane mere manwa ki nindiya
bikhar gayee mere maathhe ki bindiya
dard na jaane mere manwa ki nindiya
keh de chandaniya se
dil na jalaa aa
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa
rangeeli rangeeli chhabeeli raani nindiya
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa
rangeeli rangeeli chhabeeli raani nindiya
aa mere raaja ki ankhiyon mein aa


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 :

4454 Post No. : 15922

Today’s song is from the film Dost-54. There were films made with this title in 1944, 1954,1974,1989 and 1990. There were 17 films with the word Dost in their titles. Film Dost had 7 songs. 6 songs are already discussed here, but one song was not available for a long time. Now that is available and today’s song will qualify the film to become YIPPEED !

This is a Male-Male duet, sung by S.Balbir and S.Kapoor. Balbir is a known singer, but I do not know anything about this S Kapoor. He also acted in this film. The cast of the film was Usha Kiran, Suresh, Majnu, Randhir, Uma Dutt, Kammo, Mohana, S Kapoor, S Nazir and others. Actually actor Om prakash is also acting in this film. The film poster shows his name as well as photo. However, HFGK does not show his name in the cast. Such instances are not uncommon. Even in the film “1857” of 1946, the hero was Surendra, but his name was missing from the cast. Surendra had also sung one solo and one duet in the film.

Of course, the task of compiling HFGK was a mammoth one, so such small errors were seen sometimes. I find that only the HFGK volume II covering the 40’s decade has such instances and also in this volume, the cast names of films are few, giving a feeling that it is an incomplete cast detail. In all other volumes the cast is given almost fully. But these matters are understandable. The 40’s decade was a highly disturbed one. What with the second world war, independence, migration of artistes and the Partition. No wonder, material from this decade must have been difficult to gather.

Majnu was one of the actors in the cast. Majnu was not his real name. His real name was Harold Lewis-a Punjabi Christian. He was a close friend of producer Director Roop K Shorey. Shorey made a film “Majnu-1935″ and Harold was the Hero. The film was a Parody of the Laila – Majnu story. There were many fighting scenes in it and in one scene, Majnu is tied up to Railway Tracks. This film became very popular and the people started calling him majnu. He too liked it and continued with this name for life. In Hindi films, this is the only case where the actor is permanently named after his first role.

In the South film industry, I know of at least two Prominent actors, who were named forever, based on their first role or the company they worked for. First was actor Villupuram Chinnaiah Manrayar Ganesamoorthy, who started his career by acting in stage dramas. His first drama ” Shivaji kanda Hindu Rajyam”, featuring him in the role of Shivaji, became a Hit and so popular that the great social reformer E V Ramsamy conferred on him the name ” Sivaji “. He became SIVAJI GANESAN.

The second case was that of actor Ganapati Subramanian Sarma. He was a graduate in those early days of cinema. He joined Gemini Studiosas a Production Executive and from here he did a small role in Gemini’s film ” Miss Malini”-1947. Since there was already another ganesan in south films, this actor was called GEMINI GANESAN, as he was working in Gemini’s film.

Coming back to Majnu – MAJNU-Harold Lewis was a Punjabi Christian. He was born on 2-11-1913. He was the childhood friend of Roop K.Shorey. When Shorey wanted to make his second film,he chose Harold as a Hero.The film was MAJNU-1935,which was a satirical spoof on the old Laila-Majnu story.There were many stunts and in one scene Majnu is tied up on railway track by the villain.The film became a hit and Harold was renamed MANJU for his film career.

He appeared in almost all of Shorey’s films.He was also doing films with other producers.In 1942 he did a double role in Nishani and in 1943 he directed his first film Paapi. Shorey also gave him a film Badnami-1946 for direction and it was here that Majnu met I.S.Johar who wrote the story and Dialogues of Badnami.

Majnu paired with I.S.Johar in EK THI LADKI-1949,the debut film of Johar. Later they made a comedy pair in 10 films, including the hit film HUM SAB CHOR HAIN-1956. His last film with Johar was Akalmand-66.

Majnu acted in 77 films. His first film was Majnu-35 and his much delayed and released last film was Shri Krishna Bhakti-73.
Majnu directed 8 films including,Paapi-43, Badnami-46, Son of Alibaba-55, Tatar ka chor-55, Malika-56, Basre ki Hoor-56, Baghi sardar-56, and his last film – Chandu-58.

Harold Lewis aka Majnu died on 26-3-1974.

The music director of the film Dost-54 was Hansraj Behl. Hansraj Behl, in my opinion,is 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 is 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 Phulwaari 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 Aazadi. ‘Moti Chugne Gayi Re Hansi..’ sung by Shamshad Begum and Mukesh from the film Chheen Le Aazadi 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 Rajdhani (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-Azam in 1965.

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

With today’s song, all the eight songs of the film Dost-54 get covered and the movie gets YIPPEED in the blog


Song-Ham phiren kanwaare rab jee (Dost)(1954) Singers-Balbir, S Kapoor, Lyrics-Om Prakash, MD-Hansraj Bahl

Lyrics

Hum phiren kanwaare Rab ji
Hum phiren kunware
Hum phiren kanware Rab ji
Hum phire kanware
is duniya mein bhookhe nange jiyen tere sahaare
kya karen bechaare rab jee
hum phiren kunwaare

shahar mein aa kar hamne daata
dekha ajab tamaasha
shahar mein aa kar hamne daata
dekha ajab tamaasha
koi na poochhe paani kisi ko
beshaq mare pyaasa
koi na poochhe paani kisi ko
beshaq mare pyaasa
o rab jee beshaq mare pyaasa
isi liye main dikhe hain
lemon sode saare
qurbaan tumhaare
rab jee
hum phiren kunwaare

sare aam phirte hain yahaan par
mard aurat ke jode
sare aam phirte hain yahaan par
mard aurat ke jode
dekh ke in jodon ko
mere dil par paden hathauden
dekh ke in jodon ko
mere dil par paden hathauden
o rab jee
dil par paden hathauden
kaisa ye insaaf hai tera
ham bhi rahen kanwaare
ab badal chuka re
rab jee
ham phiren kanwaare

dhanwaalon ki naiyya maalik
bin chappoo hai chalti
dhanwaalon ki naiyya maalik
bin chappoo hai chalti
ham bhookhon ki is duniya mein
daal nahin hai galti
ham bhookhon ki is duniya mein
daal nahin hai galti
o rab jee
daal nahin hai galti
na ghar baar na paise palle
ro ro karen gujaare
phaakon ke maare
rab jee
ham phiren kanwaare

chalte phirte din guzren
footpath pe kati raat
o neeli chhatri waale
ab bigad gayi sab baat
main to bhola bhaala hoon
o main to bhola bhaala hoon
tu meri laaj bachaa le
ya to ik se do kar de
ya apne paas bulaa le
apne paas bulaa le
o rab jee
apne paas bulaa le
gaya waqt nahin aayegaa
kuchh soch le mere baare
kuchh soch le mere baare
sun jag ke ke pyaare
rab jee
ham phiren kanwaare
is duniya mein bhookhe nange
jiyen kare sahaare
kya karen bechaare
rab jee
ham phiren kanwaare


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 :

4448 Post No. : 15901

Today’s song is from film Daku ki Ladki-54. I remember, there was a film in 1933 with the same title, featuring Sulochana, Dinshaw Bilimorea, Ghulam Mohd. Hadi etc. In that film, Ghulam Mohd. had done the role of the Daku, Sulochana was Daku’s Ladki and Dinshaw was the Police Officer.Ghulam Mohd. was known as ” The Prince of Imperial Film Company”, in those days.

Today’s film was made by Harish Productions. Naturally, the director and the Producer was Tara Harish only. Music was by Hemant Kumar. The cast of the film was Geeta Bali, Sheikh Mukhtar, Arjun, Shivraj, Rajan Kapoor, Mukri, Sankatha Prasad, Cuckoo etc etc.

The word “Daku” regularly appeared in the film titles right from the time Talkie films started. There were a total 32 films starting with the word Daku. When the film Daku ki Ladki came in 1933, as if to counter it, a film called Daku ka Ladka came in 1935. Thank God Daku’s family did not expand further ! Interestingly, there were 16 films based on female Dakus and only 7 films on Male Dakus. I wonder, what is the Hindi word for female Daku. A Dakin ? or a Dakuin ? or is it enough just to say He Daku and She Daku ? While female Dakus were honoured by calling them Daku Rani in 5 films and Daku Maharani in 1 film, the poor He Dakus had prosaic titles like Daku Bhupat or Daku Mansoor etc.etc.

When I took up discussing the 50’s film songs, I found that a lot of melodious and good songs to be yet to be discussed. Today’s song is one such song. To listen to Lata and Hemant Kumar is nothing short of a Bliss. Out of 2 such duets from this film one had remained to be discussed. In one of her interviews, Lata had said that she had always enjoyed singing duets with Hemant Kumar. She also said ” I used to feel as if some Sadhu was singing when I heard him singing a song”.

In the Costume drama Daku ki Ladki-54, Ravi Shankar Sharma was Hemant’s assistant in composing music.In few Hemant Kumar films, Ravi has sung songs, including this film. Later on when Ravi himself became a famous and successful composer, he made Hemant Kumar sing in his films. HK was a very respected person in the industry. When he came to Bombay his Hindi was not so good. Like all Bangla people, he had inherent difficulty in pronunciation of certain Hindi words. This was because, in Bangla language, there are no such sounds as plain ” A ” (अ ). So, Arun becomes Orun and Lata becomes Lota. With great practice and hard work, he improved his Hindi. Initially, even Geeta Roy had this problem.

In the cast of the film, you will see a name Shivraj. Not much is known about this good actor. Sometimes I feel some actors have such features that they are fixed for certain roles only and they are misfits in another role. For example, can you ever imagine Rashid Khan or Kanhaiyalal in a role of a sophisticated Millionnnaire ? Or Aruna Irani or Padma Khanna in a Mythological Devi’s role ? They may be good actors, but their physical features and style of acting restricts them to certain roles only. This is true even in case of big stars. Thus, Ashok Kumar became a laughing stock as Abhimanyu or warrier Humayun in full war gear.

The name SHIVRAJ in the cast always created curiosity in my mind. I had seen this actor in several films. I was unable to get any information on him anywhere. His role as the meek husband of Kaushalya (Manorama) in the film Seeta aur Geeta-72 is unforgettable. When I started work on this post, I tried again. This time I found an article – actually an Obituary – on him in The Hindu, dated 4-6-2017. Of course it described in it only about his different roles. From some other source, I got his date of Birth and Death and a little other information.

Shivraj was born on 11-6-1920 in Madhya Pradesh. His full name was Shivraj Pandey. After doing his graduation, he came to Bombay in search of a good job, but joined the film industry. To start with he worked in Minerva as an assistant in administration, He did some film roles too without getting credited. He left Minerva and got a role in the film Sarai ke bahar-47. This was a film made by National studios. His next films were Ziddi, Majboor, Batohi, and Asha all in 1948. Then there was no looking back. Shivraj acted in 212 films. He directed 1 film, Jaani Dushman-57. He retired from work in 2000, but his last released film was Yaar meri zindgi-2008. Shivraj died on 4-6-2017.

There is also a name Arjun in the cast. Now this is a ‘ Same Name Confusion ‘ artiste. Arjun was the Hero in film Malhar-51, opposite actress Shammi (Nargis Rabadi). His name is confused with Music director C.Arjun and many people wrongly presume that C.Arjun acted in the film Malhar. This Arjun is different. His name was Arjun Bakshi Gill. His first film was Naujawan-51, then came Malhar-51.Later he acted in Daku ki Ladki-54 etc. He wrote screenplays and went on doing small roles in films. He migrated to Canada and opened a Music shop. A RMIM member met him there, and recognised Arjun as Malhar Hero. Arjun died in 2001. His daughter Jyoti Bakshi was also an actress, who died in pitiable condition in 2003.

Finally, let us take a look at dancer Cuckoo.

It was 1944. The talkies were already around for 15 years. Devika Rani and Shobana Samarth had already established their glowing presence but it was still a time when nice girls didn’t even become leading ladies, let alone do roles where they had to wriggle their hips — however tastefully — and bare flesh, which at the time meant shoulders and maybe a bit of leg. At such a time, a pretty, fresh-faced Anglo-Indian girl with eyes that danced as enchantingly as her feet appeared in two films — “Pehli Nazar”- 1945 (in which Mukesh made his debut with “Dil Jalta hai toh jalne de”) and “Mujrim -1944.” The girl’s name in the film’s credits was listed simply as “Cuckoo.” Cuckoo was perhaps the first of the most well known dancing queens of Indian Cinema. She was born on 4-2-1928. Her predecessors were many, including a dancer called Azurie, who it is said Cuckoo modeled herself on. But in terms of the sheer body of work and its impact, Cuckoo would have to be the first among Hindi cinema’s dancing queens. It was with her that “cabaret” became an almost indispensable part of films made between the 1950s and 1970s.

Her debut in 1944 was an instant hit and in the space of just the next five years, she had appeared in an incredible 49 films, including Mehboob Khan’s “Anokhi Ada” (1948), H. S. Rawail’s “Patanga” (1949) and Devendra Goel’s “Aankhen” (1950). The only major filmmaker of the time who did not feature Cuckoo in his films was V. Shantaram. In a lot of her films, her role was just a song but its impact was so electrifying that distributors considered it almost as indispensable as the heroine. Like the Helen-Asha combination later on, in many of these songs, Cuckoo’s screen `voice’ was Shamshad Begum. Together, they were responsible for some unforgettable hits.

Mehboob Khan’s films proved to be the turning points in Cuckoo’s career. Her dance numbers in hisAnokhi Ada established her as the leading dancer of the time; and Andaz, a romantic melodrama featuring Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, and Nargis, gave the dancer an opportunity to showcase her acting skills.During her peak period,she was getting Rs.6000/- per dance appearance.

Cuckoo remained the top dancer of Hindi films till she was displaced by Helen and such dancer-actresses as Vyjayanthimala.Cuckoo gave dances in about 76 films. Ironically, it was Cuckoo who had initiated a 13-year-old Helen into films as a chorus dancer.Cuckoo continued to dance until the beginning of the 1960s, the last few years as part of the chorus dancing.It has been recently confirmed that Cuckoo’s real name was Cuckoo Moray.Cuckoo died a slow lingering death, due to Cancer on 30-9-1981 penniless and unattended. No one from the Film industry attended her cremation. (Thanks for some information from Cineplot and from the book”Tujhe mere geet bulate hain” by Sanjeev Tanwar).

Today’s song is a delightful duet of Lata and Hemant Kumar. Let us now enjoy it….


Song-Nazron se chhup gaya hai taqdeer ka saweraa (Daaku Ki Ladki)(1954) Singer-Lata, Hemant Kumar , Lyrics-Kaif Irfani, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

nazron se ae
chhup gaya hai ae ae
taqdeer kaa aa savera

nazron se chhup gaya hai
taqdeer kaa savera
girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa
ham rah gaye tadap kar
munh zindagi ne phera
girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa
nazron se chhup gaya hai
taqdeer kaa savera

duniya mein ham ye kaisi taqdeer le ke aaye
tukde dil-o-jigar ke
ashkon mein muskuraaye
hansti hai mujhpe kismat
rota hai pyaar meraa

girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa
nazron se chhup gaya hai
taqdeer kaa savera

aaja ki dil liye hai maayoosiyaan nazar mein
ek shamma jal rahi hai
teri yaad ki jigar mein
baaki hai har taraf ab chhaaya hua andhera
girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa
nazron se chhup gaya hai
taqdeer kaa savera
girta hai jo bhi aansu
leta hai naam teraa


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4442 Post No. : 15888

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 79
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15 september 2010, the day exactly ten years ago, saw the blog add its seven songs from seven movies. Here are the details:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Muhabbat badhaa kar judaa ho gaye Daastaan-1950 All Songs covered
Daaman naa chhudaa yoon door na kar Lakeeren-1954 05 songs posted
Sare mehfil jo jalaa parwaanaa Shamaa Parwaanaa-1954 All Songs covered
Aa gaya mazaa pyaar ka nashaa Sarhad-1960 All Songs covered
Teri taqdeer ka sitaaraa kamaal hai Zabak-1961 All Songs covered
Aap yahaan aaye kis liye Kal Aaj Aur Kal-1972 3 songs posted
Ik raastaa hai zindagi Kaalaa Patthar-1979 All Songs covered

Five of these movies have been YIPPEED by now. That leaves us with “Lakeeren”(1954) and “Kal Aaj Aur Kal”(1972) as the two unYIPPEED movies whose songs are eligible for discussion today (15 september 2020) in our Blog Ten Year Challenge.

“Lakeeren”(1954) had made its debut in the blog ten years ago on this date. Simce then, five of its songs have been covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Daaman naa chhudaa yoon door na kar15.09.2010Mohabbat ki duniyaa mein barbaad rehna07.02.2012Dil ki dhadkan pe gaa umr bhar muskuraa04.10.2012Nimbuwaa pe papeeha bola03.05.2014Duniya se jaa raha hoon duniya ke ham uthhaa ke06.11.2017

Song Posted On

As part of the Blog Ten year challenge, here is the sixth song from “Lakeeren”(1954) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt. Shewan Rizvi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hafeez Khan.

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

Lyrics of the song and other BTYC details were sent to me by Avinash Scrapwala.


Song-Tujhse shiqwa kiya nahin jaataa (Lakeeren)(1954) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Shewan Rizvi, MD-Hafeez Khan

Lyrics(Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)

tujhse shikwaa kiyaa nahin jaataa aa
tujhse shikwaa kiyaa nahin jaataa aa aa
maut de de
jiyaa nahin jaataa aa aa
maut de de
jiyaa nahin jaataa aa
maut de de ae

ashq hi jab nahin
to royen kyaa aa aa aa aa aa aa
ashq hi ee jab nahin
to royen kyaa aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
khoon paani
khoon paani kiyaa nahin jaataa aa
maut de de
maut de de ae
jiyaa nahin jaataa aa aa
maut de de

begunaahon ke kitney dil tode
begunaahon ke kitney dil tode
ae ae ae ae ae
naam teraa
naam teraa liyaa nahin jaataa aa
maut de de
maut de de ae
jiyaa nahin jaataa aa aa
maut de de

doob jaane de
meri kashti ee ee ko o o o o o o o o
doob jaane de
meri ee kashti ee ko o o o o o o o o o o
ab sahaaraa
ab sahaaraa liyaa nahin jaataa
maut de de
maut de de ae
jiyaa nahin jaataa aa aa
maut de de
maut de de
maut de de ae

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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तुझसे शिकवा किया नहीं जाता आ
तुझसे शिकवा किया नहीं जाता आ आ
मौत दे दे ए
मौत दे दे
जिया नहीं जाता आ आ
मौत दे दे
जिया नहीं जाता आ आ
मौत दे दे ए
अश्क ही जब नहीं
तो रोयें क्या आ आ आ आ आ आ °°°
अश्क ही ई जब नहीं
तो रोयें क्या आ आ आ आ आ आ °°°
खून पानी
खून पानी किया नहीं जाता आ
मौत दे दे
मौत दे दे ए
जिया नहीं जाता आ आ
मौत दे दे

बेगुनाहों के कितने दिल तोड़े
बेगुनाहों के कितने दिल तोड़े
ए ए ए ए ए
नाम तेरा
नाम तेरा लिया नहीं जाता
मौत दे दे
मौत दे दे ए
जिया नहीं जाता आ आ
मौत दे दे

डूब जाने दे
मेरी कश्ती ई ई को ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ°°°
डूब जाने दे
मेरी ई कश्ती ई को ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ ओ°°°
अब सहारा
अब सहारा लिया नहीं जाता
मौत दे दे
मौत दे दे ए
जिया नहीं जाता आ आ
मौत दे दे
मौत दे दे
मौत दे दे ए


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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4440 Post No. : 15884

Today’s song is from the film Baadbaan-1954.

This film has some history. After actress Devika Rani left Bombay Talkies in 1945, it was going downhill. The fall had actually started in 1940, after Himanshu Rai’s death. That is when Devika Rani took over the reigns of Bombay Talkies. From the day she was brought back from Calcutta (after the elopement), Devika Rani was not comfortable with Shashdhar Mukherjee. She had always suspected that he instigated the staff against her and they ridiculed her. She caught hold of Amiya Chakraborty in her group and there were clearly two groups in Bombay Talkies management.

As a result of continued friction, a big group of disgruntled staff of the company left Bombay Talkies and later formed Filmistan. Devika Rani was shattered, but the other loyalists helped her and the company continued till 1945. In this year, Devika Rani got married, sold her shares and left the company. The new management kept on making films sporadically, but except film Mahal-1949, no Hit film was made. Finally in 1952, the company was sold to Tolaram jalan, a businessman-not connected with films. In 1952, Bimal Roy made the film ‘Maa’ and Phani majumdar made the film ‘Tamasha ‘, but these too could not save Bombay Talkies.

As a last effort, the employees of Bombay Talkies got together and formed “Bombay Talkies workers’ Industrial Cooperative Society ” and made the film “Baadbaan “-54. As a help to the workers and as a gesture of gratitude, all the artistes of the film, like Dev Anand, Meena Kumari, Usha Kiran,Jairaj, Leela Chitnis etc etc, the director Phani Majumdar and the composers Timir Baran and S K Pal, along with all Technical staff worked free for this film.

In Spite of all this, the film Baadbaan flopped and finally the company was closed down in December-1954. That was the background history of the film Baadbaan. The meaning of this Title word is…Baad means Storm and Baan means Safeguard. The film is about the storm that comes in the life of the Hero and how his life changes after this.

The all-star cast of eleven top-rate players comprised of Dev Anand, Meena Kumari, Usha Kiron, Ashok Kumar, Bipin Gupta, Gope, Krishnakant, Jairaj, Leela Chitnis, Sheikh Mukhtar and Shivraj.The credit for handling this brilliant array or talent goes to Director Phani Mazumdar who also wrote the story and to Nabendu Ghosh whose compact screenplay and terse, but tell­ing, dialogue exploit both the stars and their well-written parts as well as the richly-interest­ing story.

A beautiful, very melodious music score composed by Timir Baran and S.K. Pal, lovely lyrics written by Indivar and Udhav Kumar and superbly choreographed dances designed by the brilliant exponent Shanti Bhardan and Parvati Kumar provide sparkling highlights in this engrossing film.

The picture depicts a story rich in incident and emotional conflict and centers on an orphaned child whose parents, fisher folk, are killed in a storm and who is adopted by a rich, kind and broad-minded philanthropist. The real drama sets in when the boy returns from Eng­land and falls in love with a lovely young so­cialite who reciprocates his love. On hearing of his true parentage, however, her father forbids the marriage but relents at seeing his daugh­ter’s unhappiness.The hero’s overwhelming passion for a beautiful fisher girl from the village of his birth to which he returns, bent on improving his peo­ple’s lot, and his love for his charming wife make for strong emotional power climaxed tragically by the latter’s death and given subtle meaning by his return to his own people and a girl of his own kind.The best performance comes from Usha Kiron who dominates the picture with her gloriously rich portrayal as the fisher girl Mohania. She literally lights up the screen with her brilliant, sympathetic acting.

Dev Anand, as the hero, puts over a good role despite the fact that he tends to fall short in some of his scenes and is a trifle gauche throughout the film. Meena Kumari, as his ill- starred wife, turns in a quiet, polished role in a quite difficult part. Another subtle but telling performance comes from Ashok Kumar who plays her silent lover and the hero’s friend with the consummate ease of a veteran artist.Bipin Gupta and Krishnakant, as the hero’s foster-father and the heroine’s father, act im­peccably as usual. Jairaj, as Dev Anand’s fa­ther, does well in a small part and Leela Chitnis as his mother acts well and looks love­ly. The comedy is provided mainly by Gope who handles his comic and dramatic scenes very well. ( review adapted from Cineplot, with thanks.).

In Spite of all this, the film was not successful at the Box office. The reasons could be any and many, but the film industry is governed by superstitious notions. One of them is that the pair of Dev Anand- Meena Kumari can not bring out anything good. This pair had featured in 4 films. Their first film was ‘Sanam’-51. Of course Meena Kumari was not a Heroine in this film, but her presence in the film with Dev Anand, saw that the Love Birds- Suraiya-Dev Anand separated for ever in their lives, from this film. The director Nandlal Jaswantlal also began a bad patch in his life .

The second film was ‘Tamasha’-52, made by an already sinking Bombay talkies. This film not only failed, but Bombay Talkies also did not remain in a position to make another film. When the workers union made the film Baadbaan-54 -their 3rd film together- the film and the Union, together with Bombay Talkies sank so deep – never to get up again ! That was Curtains for Bombay Talkies !

For the fourth time Dev and Meena kumari came together again in film ‘Kinare Kinare’-63. Lyricist Nyay Sharma was the Producer. The film took 5 years to complete and after its release, flopped miserably, putting Nyay Sharma in the depth of debts ! Seeing this result, no Producer ever dared to bring Dev-Meena Kumari together again, Ever !

I would not believe such stories, but when I saw another example, I started believing this phenomenon. There was yet another pair- Waheeda-Rajendra Kumar- in films, which was called a “KIller Pair”. The first film of this pair was the film ‘Nirmala’ Made by Dalsukh Pancholi. During its making only, Pancholi died and the film went into cans. Second film was ‘Palki’-67, made by S U Sunny. During its making Sunny died on the sets. The film was completed by Mahesh Kaul, but on release it flopped. The third film was S S Vasan’s “Shatranj”-69. During its making Vasan died. Their fourth and last film together was “Dharati’-70, made by Director Shreedhar. During its making, the producer-Shreedhar’s mother died. After this film, no one dared to bring this pair together again, ever !

In our film industry, such stories of ‘Lucky” -“Unlucky” actors, directors and MDs are many. Maybe some more stories, some other time….

Here is the 6th song from the film Baadbaan-54. It is sung by Manna Dey, Asha Bhosle and chorus. The song’s duration is only 2.50minutes, but it’s prelude music runs for 1.18 minutes…one of the longest, maybe.


Song-Jai deva ho (Baadbaan)(1954) Singers-Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Uddhav Kumar, MD-Timir Baran- S K Pal
Chorus
Asha Bhonsle + Manna Dey + Chorus

jai deva ho
jai deva ho
jai deva jai deva jai deva ho

jai deva ho
jai deva ho
jai deva jai deva jai deva ho
jai deva ho jai deva ho
jai deva jai deva jai deva ho

humpe raakho mehar ki najariya najariya
jai deva ho
jai deva ho
jai deva jai deva jai deva ho

andhiyaari raat gayi bairan barsaat gayi
o o o
o o o

andhiyari raat gayi bairan barsat gayi
ho o o o

aayi hai bhor naye saal ki
aayi hai aayi hai aayi hai bhor naye saal ki
aao re deva baitho re deva
khaali hai ankhiyon ki paalki
ee ee ee
aayi hai bhor naye saal ki

jai deva ho jai deva ho
jai deva jai deva jai deva ho


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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4436 Post No. : 15875

Today’s song is from the film Baraati-54. This is a comedy song sung by Chitalkar and the MD is Roshan. The director was J.K.Nanda and the cast was Chand Usmani, Peace Kanwal,Agha, Omprakash, Shyam Kumar, Leela Mishra, Johnny Walker, Rajan Haksar, Kathana and many others.

The director J.K. Nanda aka Jai Kishen Nanda was born in 1904, in Bham, Punjab. He was a director, story writer and screenwriter. In spite of all these qualities and having got good films to direct, Nanda could not have a crowded career and directed only 12 films in his career. He wrote screenplay and story of films like Jailor-1938, Singaar-49, Baraat-54 and Mirza Ghalib-54. Films of his direction were Pavitra Ganga-32, Inteqaam-33, Bahen ka Pyar-35, Kudmai-41, Ishara-43, Jhumke-46, Parwana-47, Singaar-49, Chamkee-52, Baraati-54, Dhake ki Malmal-56 and Chaalaak-66.

Out of the total 8 songs of this film, 6 songs are already posted here. Today’s song is the 7th song and the 8th song is also available freely on YT. If one of us discusses that, this film too can be Yippeed.

Though this films’ songs are not composed by C Ramchandra, he has sung this song for Roshan. This is because Chitalkar was very fond of singing. From his childhood his interest was in music and singing. He had actually been trained by qualified singers. He had done singing roles in stage dramas also in his younger age. Even in his first ever film ” Naganand-35″ he had sung 2 songs. Though the actual number of his songs-sung by him- is not available, according to one estimate ,he sang about 150 duets or trios with various singers and about 50 odd solo songs in his career, in 77 films. This number is as good as any second line singer in the industry. Of course Chitalkar sang essentially for his own films. However there were occasions when he was invited by other composers for singing songs.
In those days there was a friendly atmosphere and cordial relations existed among the musical fraternity. All composers, singers, their assistants, lyricists, musicians used to have a lot of fun, get-to-gethers and even outings. One can find many such photographs on the Internet. Though there was keen competition, it was very healthy and not a Cut-Throat type – yet. This clean atmosphere started getting spoiled when some conniving composers (read Shankar Jaikishan, Laxmikant Pyarelal and others of their ilk) started unethical means to grab undeserving awards and films. Honest and True to music composers like S D Burman, C Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Khayyam etc were thrown aside as they proved to be misfits in this new ” Dog Eat Dog ” culture that crept stealthily, in the film industry !

Anyway, Chitalkar sang in films composed by other Music Directors very selectively and for the sake of specific reasons. He seems to have sung for Mir Sahib (his first Guru), Anil Biswas(his idol),S D Burman, Roshan(his close friend), P.Ramakant, Chic Chocolate(his assistant of many years), Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant Pyarelal,Usha Khanna and Kishore Kumar. He sang for the last three in his last few years.

His songs with other Music Directors may not exceed 15 at the most. Lata sang hardly 2-3 songs as duets with him, for other music directors. Remaining of his duets for other music directors were with other singers.

I feel that he sang only ONE duet with Asha Bhonsle for other Music Directors and that song is from today’s film Baraati-54.

Anyway, today’s song is from Baraati, a film from 1954 and the Music Director was Roshan. At this juncture, Roshan was fighting for survival. After Bawre Nain and Malhar he had not given any Hit film. Few songs from his films had become popular. In 1954, he was summarily removed from the film MEHBOOBA and O P Nayyar took over . There was a huge hue and cry and the matter was taken up by the Association too. One good thing that happened was that during this period Lata stood behind Roshan like a Rock. Their relations were extremely sweet, so much so that when Lata decided to produce a Film “Bhairavi”, she appointed Roshan as its Music Director, much to the amazement of the industry ! The film did not materialise, is another matter. Though Roshan was never a Front row composer in the industry, Lata had recognised his Talent in the musical arena. The sweet relations between Lata and Roshan remained so for a long time-only to become bitter when Roshan gave opportunities to Hemlata in his films.

Chitalkar and Roshan were very good friends. After Chitalkar had retired from films, Roshan used to frequently go to his house in the evenings for drinks. Though Roshan hardly drank anything, Chitalkar more than compensated the deficit!. They used to exchange their sorrows. Roshan’s family life was not a happy one, which added to his nervous nature and took its toll finally.

Initially BARAATI-1954 was given to Chitalkar, who was already doing Yasmeen for Kardar Studios. Since Chitalkar knew that Roshan was without work, he persuaded A R Kardar to give the film to Roshan, thus Roshan became the Music Director for this movie.

When this song of Baraati-54 was to be recorded, Roshan purposely opted for Asha, since he knew that in future Chitalkar would try to bank upon her as a replacement for Lata. However it was not to be, though Chitalkar tried his best in this direction. In the film Amardeep-58, out of 12 songs,Asha was given 7 songs while Lata sang only two. In this connection there is an interesting incident….

In January 1957,there was a singing competition called ” MURPHY-METRO SINGING CONTEST ” held on the open grounds of Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Bombay. The judges were Naushad, Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Vasat Desai and Madan Mohan (He was the youngest of them all, which was an honour for him). Aarti Mukherjee and Mahendra Kapoor were the winners in this contest.

At the end of the Contest,when the curtain opened after a break, C Ramchandra suddenly appeared at the Centre-stage, with his full orchestra. (This was NOT announced to the audience earlier, giving them a pleasant surprise.)

Within minutes Asha Bhonsle appeared on the stage and they started a live show under his baton, presenting the First ever ROCK N ROLL number in the annals of Hindi film Music. Asha brought down the whole Mahalaxmi house that evening with her ultra spirited singing of ‘ Mr. John, ya Baba khan ya Lala Roshan daan ” from film BAARISH-57 to be released only next month viz. February 1957.

Such was C Ramchandra’s clout in his heydays that he was considered the heralder of westernised music in Indian films. It is well known that once S D Burman told his son, Pancham “If you want to go western, do it by all means, but first study the songs of C Ramchandra,study the vistas explored by him as a composer !!”

In the film Baraati-54, there were two Heroines – Chand Usmani and Peace Kanwal. For both of them, this was their second movie in their career. Peace Kanwal had a very short career of only 10 films. Then she got married and quit films. Chand Usmani survived for a longer period. She did 109 films. Her last film was a record-delayed film. Started in 1987, the film Yaar meri zindagi finally released in 2008 !

Chand Usmani was one of those actresses, who were good in acting but poor in good luck ! Actresses like Farida Jalal, Tabassum, Shubha Khote, Nazima, Zahira,Zahida, Yashodhara katju and many more fell in this category. These actresses never made upto regular Heroine roles, more than a few films. They had some beginner’s luck but that was the end. They continued in side roles only.

Chand Bibi Khanam Usmani was born on 3-7-1933 in Agra, U.P.and came to limelight by participating in ‘Kardar-Kolynos-Teresa Contest’ in 1949.She felt surprised when she was selected for the contest and overjoyed when selected as the second in the finals.She acted as the female lead of ‘Jeevan Jyoti’ directed by Mahesh Kaul in 1953, opposite Shammi Kapoor.It was the debut film of Shammi Kapoor also.
Chand Usmani became an established actress later on, but she got only secondary roles which she performed always nicely.Gradually she accepted supporting roles,character roles,mother roles etc.She got Filmfare Best Supporting actress award for her portrayal of the character as ‘Champa’ in the 1970 film ‘Pehchan’.
Chand Usmani acted in films of all prominent actors of that period.
In 1957 in the film ‘Naya Daur’ directed by B.R.Chopra, and in which Dilip Kumar-Vyjayantimal were the main pair, Chand Usmani acted as sister of the hero Dilip Kumar’s character ‘Shankar’.
In the historical film ‘Samrat Pritviraj Chauhan’ she acted in the role of Rajkumari.
‘Prem Patra’ was a well noted film directed by Bimal Roy in 1962.A medical College student Arun Kumar Mathur(Shashi Kapoor) has a misunderstanding over a love letter and the consequences were the theme of the film.Sadhna was the heroine and Chand Usmani acted in the supporting role as ‘Sumitra’.

‘Biswajeet,Saira Banu,Jayant,Sajjan,Nazima,Chand Usmani’ etc were the cast of ‘April Fool’ directed by Subodh Mukherjee.This film pointed to the fact that sometimes even practical jokes done for just fun can also lead to unexpected serious problems.

In the super hit film ‘Khilona’ in which Sanjeev Kumar acted in leading role in 1970, Chand Usmani acted as the character Laxmi Singh.
In the film ‘Ujala Hi Ujala'(74), she portrayed mother’s role and acted as mother of Yogita Bali’s character Anuradha.
She presented excellent acting skills along with Shabana Azmi in the 1976 classic movie ‘Kadambari’.
In the 1977 super hit movie of Manmohan Desai ‘Parvarish’ in which Amitabh Bachchan,Shammi Kapoor,Neetu Singh,Shabana Azmi,Vinod Khanna,Amjad Khan,Kader Khan’ etc acted, Chand Usmani acted skilfully as the mother of Neetu and Shabu (Neetu Singh and Shabana Azmi).

She had a well noted character role in another super hit film of Amitabh Bachchan-Neetu Singh pair ‘Yaarana’ in 1981 and yet another film ‘Pukar'(83) in which Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman were the main pair.

She acted as mother of Suraj (Raj Babbar) in the film ‘Zakhmi Aurat'(88). In all, she acted in 109 films. Her first film was Jeewan Jyoti-53 and the last released film was a record delayed film, Yaar meri zindagi, which started in 1987 and was released in 2008 !

Chand Usmani died on 26-11- 1989 at Mumbai.

As far as Peace Kanwal is concerned, film Kismet-56 was her third and last film as a Heroine. When the film was released, she was pregnant and delivered in 1957. Later she did only side or character roles in films. As such, her tenure in films was not very long. she just did 10 films in all.

She was born on 16th December ( she never told the year of her birth). Her father was a doctor in a Mission Hospital in Agra. He had his private Hospital in Amritsar also.He was related to the Royal families of Jaipur and Jodhpur. He converted to Christianity and changed his old name Indriyas to Andrew Kanwal.

Peace studied in Amritsar, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Delhi. She got admission in Ludhiana Medical college.In the vacations after her first year MBBS, she visited Bombay. Due to persuasion from a newly acquired friend, Peace participated in the ” Kardar Kolynos Talent Contest”. She won the contest (Chand Usmani was second. Shubha khote and Anita Guha too competed in the contest).

A R Kardar signed a 2 year contract with Peace for Kardar Studios. Her debut film was ” Dil E Nadaan ”-53 in which Talat Mehmood also made a Debut as a singer Hero, opposite her. The film was a musical hit. her second film was ” Baraati”-54, opposite Agha. On the sets of this film, she got introduced to Susheel Ruia and soon they got married in 1955. Her name after marriage was Rajashri.

Her third film was Kismat-56, opposite Ranjan. In 1957, she gave birth to her first child and took a break from working. Later she started doing character roles. Her husband was against her working in films. They divorced in 1968. She engaged herself in a lot of social work and painting,her hobby. Her Paintings were in great demand and she held exhibitions of her paintings in India and the USA as well as in Australia.

In 1976, she was introduced to Mr. V.Ramesh, grandson of ex-president V.V.Giri. She married him in 1977. Presently, she stays in Juhu, Mumbai and is into social work and paintings upto her neck. She worked in Dil e Nadaan-53, Baraati-54, Kismat-56, Nai maa-60,Maa Baap-60, Barsaat ki raat-60, Aarti-62, Chambal ki kasam-80, Aasmaan-84, and Woh subah kabhi to aayegi-91 ( adapted from interview on Beetehuedin.blogspot.com, with thanks).

The story of the film Baraat was…..Lajo (Chand Usmani) is a homely girl. She has no father and stays with her widowed mother and brother Sunder (Agha). Her mama-Bishen Das(Omprakash) and Mami (Leela Mishra) also stay in the village. Lajo’s mother depends upon Sunder and Mama Bishen for finding a groom for Lajo. Sunder starts visiting prospective grooms, but at one place, falls in love with a girl and marries her. When he and the new Bride Pilu (Peace Kanwal) come home, they are not allowed to enter unless Sunder finds a suitable match for Lajo. Sunder and Bishen start the mission again and finalise a boy, Atmaram, son of a rich Zamindar, Girdharilal(Shyam Kumar),who is very stingy and money minded. He puts many conditions which are all accepted. The marriage takes place, but Girdharilal makes additional demands and refuses to take the bride into his house. Lajo is devastated and attempts suicide, but Bishen Das saves her. He suggests that Lajo win back her husband by her love. She succeeds in doing this and Atmaram rebels against his father,takes Lajo into his home and the father relents.


Song-Dhak Dhak kare dil…Jhatpat pat jhat aake mil (Baaraati)(1954) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil

chanda un se jaakar kahna
mushkil un bin jeete rahna
roti hai majboor jawaani
haaye re dhadke hai dhadke hai
bechaara dil
jhat phat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil

mere dil ko dil mein rakh le
dard piya ke aap parakh le
thhes lagi khud kah dogi tum
haaye re
toot gaya
toot gaya mera nannha sa dil
jhat pat pat jhat pat
aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat pat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aake mil

mere pyaar ki alakh jaga de
haaye alakh jaga de
sharam haya ko aag laga de
haan aag laga de
aisi raaten aur tanhaayi
haaye re patther ka
patthar ka hai tera dil
jhat pat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat pat pat jhat jhat pat
aake mil
aa ke mil


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