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Blog Day :

4650 Post No. : 16314

“Mastaani”(1955) was produced and directed by Dhirubhai Desai for Sharad Productions, Bombay. This “veshbhoosha pradhan” movie had Nigar, Manhar, Shahu Modak, Ratnmala, Niranjan Sharma, Agha, Suryakant, Seeta Bose, Santosh Kumar, N Bhushan, Dilip, Roop Kumar, Mishrilal, B N Bali etc in it. This movie also had guest appearances by Kamal, Indira Bansal, Jankidas, Yashoshara and Bhagan.

The movie had 12 songs in it. 3 of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Mastaani”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi and chorus. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by B N Bali.

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


Koi aisi ho mastaani…Usi ka main hoon deewaana(Mastani)(1955) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-B N Bali
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa
koi aisi ho mastaani ee ee
ki jispe dil ko pyaar aaye ae ae ae
jo roye to gire shabnam m m m
hanse to chaandni chhaaye

ada se bijli giraaye
machal ke jhoomti aaye
nazar se masti lutaaye
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
meri jaan khoob pehchaana
meri jaan
meri jaan
meri jaan khoob pehchaana
khoob pehchaana
khoob pehchaana

(ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho)
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana

dikhaaye zulfon ki shokhi to ik nasha chhaaye
dikhaaye zulfon ki shokhi to ik nasha chhaaye
vo muskuraaye to seene se dil nikal jaaye
haay dil nikal jaaye
vo meri shamma ho
main hoon jiska parwaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
meri jaan khoob pehchaana
meri jaan
meri jaan
meri jaan khoob pehchaana
khoob pehchaana
khoob pehchaana

(ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho)
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana

lade jo aankh
kaleje pe chhuri chal jaaye
lade jo aankh
kaleje pe chhuri chal jaaye
haseen ho to wo aisi ho jo sitam dhaaye
haay jo sitam dhaaye
dikhaaye nakhre to aa jaaye us pe mar jaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
meri jaan khoob pehchaana
meri jaan
meri jaan
meri jaan khoob pehchaana
khoob pehchaana
khoob pehchaana

(ho ho ho ho
ho ho ho ho)
ada se bijali giraaye
machal ke jhoomati aaye
nazar se masti lutaaye
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana
usi ka main hoon deewaana


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Blog Day :

4621 Post No. : 16265

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 17
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This date ten years ago (13 March 2011) saw six songs from six different movies getting discussed in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
3645 Nukta cheen hai gham e dil Yahudi Ki Ladki(1933) 5 songs covered by now out of 19
3646 Abhi shaam aayegi niklenge taare Samadhi(1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
3647 Ye haseen shaam gardish mein jaam (Teerandaaz) Teerandaaz(1955) 3 songs covered out of 6 by now
3648 Aankh mein shokhi lab pe tabassum Reshmi Roomaal(1961) Movie YIPPEED by now
3649 Jabse ham tum bahaaron mein Multiple version song Main Shaadi Karne Chalaa(1962) 5 songs posted out of 9 by now
3650 Chaandi ki deewaar na todi Vishwaas(1969) Movie YIPPEED by now

Four out of six movies have since been YIPPEED. So we are left with just two movies which are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today(13 March 2021).

“Teerandaaz”(1955) is one of them. This movie was produced and directed by H S Rawail for Roshni Films, Bombay. The movie had Madhubala, Ajit, Jairaj, Kuldip Kaur, Gope,Sunder, Yashodhara Khatju, Chandrashekhar, Rirkoo, Bhagwan Sinha, Ravi, Paul Sharma, Krishna Varma, Kumud Tripathi, Ramlal, Madan Bhandari, Helen, Kammo, Mohana etc ith Chanchal as guest artiste.

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

Here is the fourth song from “Teerandaaz”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata and chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan re (Teerandaaz)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko

dekho na aisi tirchhi nazar se
bhadkega sholaa dil se jigar se
dekho na
ajee dekho na aissi tirchhi nazar se
bhadkega sholaa dil se jigar se
achcha nahin hai rah rah ke taknaa
achcha nahin hai reh reh ke taknaa
aissey kissi dilgeer ko
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko

marne se hargiz darte naheen hum
aissi muhabbat karte naheen hum
hoke tumhaare haathon nishaana
hoke tumhare haathon nishaana
denge duaa taqdeer ko
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko

dil ki ye duniyaa kis ke liye hai
samjhey na haayye jis ke liye hai
dil ye hamaara ghar hai tumhaaraa
dil ye hamaara ghar hai tumhaaraa
looto na iss jaageer ko
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko


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 :

4580 Post No. : 16192

Today’s song is from the film Shri Nagad Narayan-1955.

There is a little story on why I have chosen this song today for my post here. Only the other day, I was going through my mails, searching for some reference. while searching for it, i went back well upto 2014 mails. Suddenly my attention fell on a mail written on 25-8-2014, by our friend in ASAD group-Mr. Mahesh Mamadapur. The mail was addressed to me, Atul ji and Sudhirji. It pointed out that a song by Khan Mastana in the film Shri Nagad Narayan-55 was still uncovered and he had suggested that one of us should make a post on it, as it was a good song.

Out of curiosity, I immediately checked whether this song was covered on the Blog. I was also curious to know, finally who wrote the post on that song. To my utter surprise, I found that even after 7 years the song had still remained uncovered. Perhaps, in those days, all of us must have thought that the other would write on the song. Then I checked on YouTube if this song was available. After a little effort, I found the song also. I felt relieved and decided to correct the slip at least now. Perhaps it was my destiny to write a post on this song, afterall ! Thanks Mahesh ji for the song and here it is, dedicated to Mahesh ji !

The film Shri Nagad Narayan-55 was produced by S.N.Kanva-of Kanva Brothers Corporation, under the banner of their own Kamdhenu Films, Bombay. It was directed by I.S.Johar and the music was by Vinod. The cast consisted of Meena (Shorey), Motilal, Majnu, Omprakash, Badri pershad,Leela Mishra, Shirin etc. The director, composer and the lead pair reminded me of their earlier Hit film ” Ek Thi Ladki”-1949, where, for the first time I.S.Johar and Majnu had made a comedy pair on the lines of Bud Abott and Louise Castello. Later they acted together as a pair in almost every film of Roop K. Shorey, who considered them ” Lucky Mascot”. However, I liked this pair in the film ” Hum sab chor hain”-1956, which was a adapted copy of the film Ek this Ladki-49.

There was another film ‘Nagad Narayan” made in 1943. This was a remake of a Marathi film ” पैसा बोलतो आहे ” made by Bhal G. Pendharkar. I do not know the story of today’s film, but I guess it was a comedy film ( with ‘ Vinod’ as the appropriate MD !). The film had 11 songs written by Qamar Jalalabadi, P L Santoshi, Verma Malik and Madhup Sharma.

In the year 1981, when I was the Zonal Manager in Glaxo Laboratories in Bombay, I had come in contact with this Madhup Sharma. Our company was making an Audio-Visual presentation for our London Principles, for our Veterinary products. One Mr. Mahesh Sharma was making it for us. He knew Madhup Sharma, who was friendly with actor Ashok Kumar. In those days Ashok Kumar used to have a very large Poultry Farm at Lonavala (between Bombay and Poona). We needed to shoot there and also interview Ashok Kumar. Madhup Sharma took us to Ashok kumar in his Chembur bungalow. There I met Ashok kumar personally for discussions. I took many photographs with him at that time.

This Madhup Sharma was a character actor, who acted in 48 films, from 1970 to 1989. He also wrote Lyrics for 2 films, Dara-53 and Shri Nagad narayan-55.

From 1950 to 1960 period, the maximum number of films – 124 were made in 1955, but most films this year were Mythological, Religious, Costume, Comedy and Stunt films. Incidentally, for the same period, 1950 to 1960, there were maximum Mythological/Religious films made – 124. Here are some milestones of 1955.

Film Pather Panchali had a world premier in New York. Festivals of Indian Films were held in London and Peking. Children’s Film Society was established in 1955 and Journal of Film Chamber was started by the South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce.

Taking a look at the 124 films of 1955, we find that…

A coloured Costume film ‘Azaad’, with A grade actors like Dilip Kumar, Meena kumari, Pran etc came from Madras stable.

Leela Chitnis tried to launch her son AJIT as a Hero in the flop film ‘ Aaj ki Baat’. 19 Popular Saigal songs were repeated in film Amar Saigal.

Comedy musical Baap re Baap and Naashad’s Baradari made ripples.

Ashok Kumar’s film Bandish…..on the night of 6-12-1955, when Ashok kumar and MD Arunkumar Mukherjee-his cousin, were returning from the Trial show of Bandish, Arunkumar Mukherjee, died in the car after a massive Heart attack, on Ashok Kumar’s lap.

Film Bhagwat Mahima had very good Bhajans by Hemant kumar.

Film Chingari had lovely songs by MD Manohar. Nalini Jaywant sang her last film song. This was the last film of actress Sunalini Devi also.

Om Praksh directed his first flop film Duniya Gol hai. The film had a record number of 13 Guest Artistes !

The only film of Pt. Amarnath Chawla,” Garm Coat” was renamed ‘ The clerk and the coat’.

Burman’s musical House No.44 became popular.

Another Costume film with A grade actors like Dilip kumar, Dev Anand, Beena Rai etc. from Madras again – Insaniyat. The Hollywood import monkey Zippy featured in Radio Ceylon advertisements for the film.

The evergreen dance and Music film from V.Shantaram – Zanak Zanak Paayal Baaje drew large crowds.

MD Jaidev debuted with a flop film Joru ka Bhai.

N.Datta debuted with film Milap.

MD Ravi debuted with the film Vachan.

Some other films were Mr. and Mrs. 55,Munim ji, Railway Platform (Sunbil Dutt made a Debut), a serious musical, Seema, the great film Shri 420 and Naushad’s Udan khatola.

In the cast of today’s film, you find the name Shirin Bano. Yes, she too is one of the artistes who joined films to get a suitable husband and lead a respectable and comfortable life. Shirin, Shirin Bai or Shirin Bano was from a tawaayaf mother from Lucknow. Her father was a Tamil Brahmin – Ram Seshadri Aiyar, who worked as an accountant with Kikubhai Desai (father of Manmohan Desai) in his distribution department. They were 5 sisters and 1 brother. Shirin joined films at an early age.

Her first film was ‘Maharani’ (1934). The same year she worked in ‘Vehmi Duniya’, ‘Sewa Sadan’ and ‘Bala Joban’. In 1935 her films were ‘Shamsher e Arab’, ‘Pardesi Sainya’ and ‘Bambai Ki Sethani’. In 1936, she worked in ‘Tope Ka Gola’, ‘Snehlata’, ‘Passing Show’ and ‘Azaad Veer’. ‘Khwab Ki Duniya’, ‘His Highness’ and ‘Challenge’ are her films from 1937, ‘State Express’ and ‘Purnima’ in 1938, and ‘Leather Face’ and ‘Hero No. 1’ from 1939. Total 18 films only.

Shirin alson sang 9 songs in 6 films – Maharani-34, Pardesi Saiyan-35, Khwab ki duniya-37, His Highness-37, Purnima-38 and Hero No.1-39

Her youngest sister Meher Bano also joined films with the name Purnima (she also married a producer / director Bhagwandas Varma). Shirin married producer / director Nanabhai Bhatt, who already had a wife and 3 children. They had 6 children – Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt are their sons.

Today’s song is sung by khan Mastana. In the last part of this song, there are lines “” Laila, Laila pukarun mein ban mein, meri Laila basi mere man mein”. These are famous lines from an original song by Master Nissar in film ” Laila Majnu”-1931, made by Madon Theatres. These lines are used in many other Hindi film songs too.


Song- Aata hai yaad mujh ko guzra hua zamaana (Shri Nagad Narayan)(1955) Singer-Khan Mastana, Lyricist-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Vinod

Lyrics

aata hai yaad mujhko guzra huaa zamaana
aata hai yaad mujhko guzra huaa zamaana
tu thhi meri deewaani
main tha tera deewaana
tu thi meri deewaani
main tha tera deewaana
aata hai yaad mujhko guzra huaa zamaana

chanda ki chaandni mein tu so rahi thi gori
aakar teri gali mein seeti mera bazaana
aata hai yaad mujhko guzra huaa zamaana

khidki mein tera aake chhupchhup ke muskuraana
ab tere ho chuke ham
ye kah ke bhaag jaana
aata hai yaad mujhko guzra huaa zamaana

ik din khabar ye aana
tu ban gayi hai dulhan
doli mein tera jaana ro ro ke mera gaana
laila laila pukaaroon main ban mein aen
meri laila basi mere man mein
laila laila pukaaroon main ban mein aen
meri laila basi mere man mein
laila laila pukaaroon main ban mein


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 :

4549 Post No. : 16134

The year that was … “2020” … we have finally come to the end of ‘Year 2020’ which has shaken the whole world and while people are trying to come to normal, the pandemics’ ‘aftershocks’ and its ‘new improved stains’ are still threatening to harm the humanity further.

Our heart goes to those who have lost their lives, those who have struggled and those who have faced difficulties in the ‘pandemic period’.
From that point of view all of us, those who will see the morning of ‘2021,’ are fortunate and should express our gratitude to the almighty, well-wishers, family members and friends, and to all them who have been caring for each other and maintaining social discipline to help the country fight back to this calamity.

Life moves on … and for people like me and like-minded music lovers this blog has been the main sources of motivation where we visited and enjoyed music to give us that much needed ‘therapeutic’ relief to forget for some time the harsh realities of life and sometime making us philosophical to think over and give a fight back or even to do an introspection.

Here I would like to highlight one comment on the blog by our regular inspiration Shri Manohar Lal Dave ji.

Suddenly it seems ONE DAY match for SHANKAR JAIKISHAN because there was no such T20 in their time. Thanks to Avinash ji, Atul ji…With SJ nearing 1K mark, the trio of lyricist-singer-composer in a song will be achieved and the BLOG will be complete in a sense in this gloomy year 2020. It will be an achievement for SJ to touch 1k mark first which they justifiably deserve like Sunil Gavaskar touching 10K mark in test.

I do not know how many of us have read this above comment and how everybody of us had interpreted it. But, for me it is a very big comment and while it also shares ‘feelings’ of many like me, it’s also the love for this blog and its magic that we are looking for our daily motivation here.

Regulars on the blog are aware of my (our) love for the railways 😊 When I came back from Kenya last year I had so many plans to visit my Mother (in Maharashtra) and other relatives and gang-outs with our team members, and thus travelling by train and relive the experience of train journey (after a long gap). However, fortunately or unfortunately it could not happen. The one ‘mini gang-out’ chance was missed on account of my health issues and after that the ‘lockdown’ happened and train services were cancelled. Secondly, then I got a job and it turned out to be the ‘shortest tenure job’ of my career. Meanwhile health issues continued and after some time they became ‘mind issues’😊

During this time where everything was looking going wrong the only thing I was doing ‘right’ (or I was able to do it correctly) was contributing to the blog with write-ups and sharing songs. It was like a retired person life or semi-retired life for me. (sabbatical is the other word – ‘Doctor’s terminology 😊)
Well, I was daily praying to the almighty to bring my life on ‘track’. (मेरी गाड़ी को पटरी पर ला दो भगवान्). And as it so happened the almighty got me engaged indirectly in the ‘maintenance’ of ‘tracks’ for all. (or मैंने उपरवाले से प्रार्थना की थी के मेरी गाड़ी को पटरी पर ला दो भगवान्, पर भगवान् मुझे काम ही ऐसा दिया के मैं सब के लिए पटरियों के मरम्मत के काम में हाथ बटाऊँ).
While the first job was around 35-40 kms from my residence the second one is 50-55 kms away from the city. Travelling for the first job I have to cross a over bridge on a railway line near the satellite station of the city and I used to see trains coming and going from a longer distance.
But now I am getting to watch the ‘tracks’ daily with those beautiful ‘track maintenance machines’ (innovation of the technology). Secondly a railway line passes around this place so I can watch trains coming and going. That reminds me of all the ‘train songs’ from our movies and specially ‘gaadi bulaa rahi hai’, which is a source of inspiration and motivation and how accurate are the words in this song …

dekho wo rail,
bachchon ka khel,
seekho sabak jawaanon
sar pe hai bojh,
seene mein aag,
lab pe duaa hai jaano
phir bhi ye ja rahi hai,
naghmein suna rahi hai
gaadi bula rahi hai,
seetee bajaa rahi hai

This has become my daily inspiration and motivation now.

Another good thing happening at the end of the year was the pre-engagement function of elder daughter 😊 (Sahir’s song always playing in the back ground in my mind).

So, the year ‘2020’ is ending on a very happy note for me on both home and work fronts. At work I have taken a new challenge but the daily inspiration and motivation – the train – with me. I get to read this tagline ‘the journey continues … with many miles to go’ daily now and it reminds me that the journey is still on … my journey continues…

And, that is why the today’s song is a ‘train song’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Talat Mehmood. It is from the 1955 movie ‘Do Dulhe’. Lyrics are by Pandit Indra and music is composed by B.S. Kalla.

On screen it is performed by a male and a female actress whom I am unable to identify, however Shyama and Sajjan are also seen in the picturisation of this song.

I had come across this song more than two years back now, when there was a discussion about train songs on the ‘Whatsapp group’ of Atulites.

Lastly, I wish to add about the other love of our group that is ‘cricket’. The year ended on a happy note for India as our team scored a win over Australia. The ‘year-ending’ also reminds me of statistics like most ‘runs’ or ‘wickets’ and ‘run and wickets double’ in a single ‘calendar’ year. If the scores in single calendar year is to be considered with reference to ‘write-ups’ and/ or ‘lyrics’ shared will be interesting to know (tnih) for the artists (as well as the contributors) 😊

Let us now enjoy this philosophical train song …

Video

Audio

Song-Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai (Do Dulhe)(1955) Singers-Talat Mehmood, Lata, Lyrics-Pt Indra Chandra, MD- B S Kalla
Both

Lyrics

Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti hai …

Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai
Kuchh rukti phir chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti
Oonchi neechi raahon pe
Yoon nadiya chali machalti
Gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti

Koyi sukhi hai
Koyi dukhi hai
Koyi gaata
Koyi rota aa
Koyi gaata
Koyi rota aa
kamar jhukaaye khadaa hai koyi
Paaon pasaare sota aa aa
Paaon pasaare sota aa

Kabhi sawera hota sukh ka aa
Aa aa aa aa
Kabhi sawera hota sukh ka
Dukh ki sandhya dhalti ee
Aansoo aur geeton ki duniya
Rehti sadaa badalti
Aansoo aur geeton ki duniya
Rehti sadaa badalti

Gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki ee gaadi chalti

Jeewan ki gaadi chalti hai
Kuchh rukti phir chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti
Jeewan ki gaadi chalti gaadi chalti

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Devnagri Script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती है …

जीवन की गाड़ी चलती है
कुछ रूकती फिर चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती
ऊंची नीची राहों पे
यूं नदिया चली मचलती
गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती

कोई सुखी है
कोई दुखी है
कोई गाता
कोई रोता आ
कोई गाता
कोई रोता आ आ

कमर झुकाए खडा है कोई
पांव पसारे सोता आ आ
पांव पसारे सोता आ

कभी सवेरा होता सुख का आ
आ आ आ आ
कभी सवेरा होता सुख का
दुःख की संध्या ढलती ई

आंसू और गीतों की दुनिया
रहती सदा बदलती
आंसू और गीतों की दुनिया
रहती सदा बदलती

गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की ई गाड़ी चलती

जीवन की गाड़ी चलती है
कुछ रूकती फिर चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती
जीवन की गाड़ी चलती गाड़ी चलती


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Blog Day :

4549 Post No. : 16132

“Ratn Manjari”(1955) as directed by G P Pawar for Chitra Bharati, Bombay. The movie had Shakila, Mahipal, Rehana, Sapru, Maruti, Moni Chatterjee, Roopmala etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Ratn Manjari”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. B D Mishra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S N Tripathi.

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


Song-Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja hamen kyun rulaaya jee(Ratn Manjari)(1955) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-B D Mishra, MD-S N Tripathi

Lyrics

Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja
hamen kyun rulaaya jee
dil ko churaa ke chale jaane waale

aaye thhe sukh leke
jaate ho dukh de ke
aaye thhe sukh leke
jaate ho dukh de ke
ro ro katenge din raat
ho o
ro ro katenge din raat

koi sahaara nahin
koi hamaara nahin
koi sahaara nahin
koi hamaara nahin
kaase kahoon main jee ki baat
ho o o
kaase kahoon main jee ki baat
kaahe bisraaya raaja aa
kaahe tadpaayaa jee
bainyya chhudaa ke chale jaane waale
bainyya chhudaa ke chale jaane waale
Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja
hamen kyun rulaaya jee
dil ko churaa ke chale jaane waale

meri ho naiyya tumhi
mere khiwaiyya tumhi
meri ho naiyya tumhi
mere khiwaiyya tumhi
tumhi ho mere patwaar
ho o o
tumhi ho mere patwaar

beech bhanwar mein piya
kaahe kinaara kiya
beech bhanwar mein piya
kaahe kinaara kiya
doob rahi hoon manjhdhaar
ho o o oa
doob rahi hoon manjhdhaar

paar lagaaya nahin
hamen thhukraaya jee
naiyya dubaa ke chale jaane waalay
naiyya dubaa ke chale jaane waalay
Hamen kyun bhulaaya raaja
hamen kyun rulaaya jee
dil ko churaa ke chale jaane waale


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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4545 Post No. : 16119

Today’s song is from a B grade Costume drama film- Teerandaz-1955.

The music was from an A grade composer who was going downhill via B and C grade films and within 2 years’ time, would walk into a path leading to the end of a spectacular musical career – C. Ramchandra. With the strong competition from New blood composers lika Shankar Jaikishan, Madanmohan, O P Naiyyar and others, C Ramchandra was finding it difficult to maintain his leading position.

In 1955, C Ramchandra had actually 8 films on hand, out of which film Baap re Baap slipped out of his hands and went to O P Naiyyar, leaving him with only 7 films. They were Yasmin, Teerandaz, Pehli Jhalak, Lutera, Insaniyat, Duniya Gol hai and Azaad. As far as the film Baap re Baap is concerned, C Ramchandra had composed 3 songs ( 2 Asha solos and 1 Kishore solo) before quitting the film. The songs remained in the film ( since its shooting was already done), but commercial records were not issued. Effectively, all the 8 songs out of the total 11 songs were by Asha Bhosle ( because of O P Naiyyar, obviously).

Film Insaniyat had Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar (for the first and the last time) together in the lead. The film was made in Madras, where C Ramchandra was quite popular amongst the Madrasi producers. There was a trained monkey ‘ Zippy ‘ in the film ( Baburao Patel had said that Zippy’s acting was the best in the film ! ). The monkey was brought from Hollywood. Out of the 7 films in 1955, film Yasmin was C Ramchandra’s favourite film. He is on record saying that he had taken extra efforts for that film. However Yasmin songs did not become very popular as he had expected and even the film was not very successful. C Ramchandra was upset, more also because it was made by Musical Pictures, a joint venture by Lata and C Ramchandra !

Film Teerandaz had only 6 songs and as expected all were Lata songs ( like all Asha songs in O P Naiyyar films). In 1956 C Ramchandra had only 3 films, in 1957 5 films. This was also the year when there was a rift and separation of C Ramchandra and Lata. Consequently, succeeding 3 years, C Ramchandra had only 4, 2 and 3 films. His downfall gained momentum.

The film was directed by H.S.Rawail. Harnam Singh Rawail aka H.S.Rawail was born in Lyallpur,Punjab, British India on 21-8-1921 and moved to Mumbai to aspire to be a filmmaker. Here he wrote lyrics for films, Veer kesari-38, Na hone wali baat-38 and Yaad rahe-40. Later, he moved to Calcutta where he wrote several film scripts and debuted as a director with Dorangia Daaku -1940. His three consecutive films; Shukriya-1944, Zid-1945 and Jhoothi Kasmen -1948; were commercial failures. His next film Patanga-49 was successful and was the seventh highest grossing Bollywood film of 1949. The film is still remembered for the song “Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon” sung by Shamshad Begum.

Later, Rawail’s nine consecutive films from 1949 till 1956 did not perform well at the box office. In March 1956, Rawail started with two new projects, Chaalbaaz with Meena Kumari and Baazigar with Vyjayantimala. Both the films were dropped eventually. However, in 1958 director Nanabhai Bhatt revived both the projects starring Nirupa Roy, Jairaj and a Dog- Tiger. Chitragupta was the MD for both films. Chaalbaaz-58 was a Stunt film and Baazigar a Costume Drama. Rawail took three years sabbatical and returned in 1959 with a comedy film Shararat, starring Raaj Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Meena Kumari. The film was not a commercial success along with his next two films, Roop ki Rani Choron ka Raja-61, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman and Kanch ki Gudia -63 starring Manoj Kumar. But the film brought recognition to Manoj Kumar after having starred in various unsuccessful films before.

Rawail’s major success came with 1963 musical film Mere Mehboob starring Rajendra Kumar and Sadhana Shivdasani. Kumar had earlier worked as an assistant director to Rawail. The film was praised for Rawail’s direction and is remembered for the title song composed by music director Naushad and performed by singers Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. His next film Sunghursh -68 was based on a novel written by the Bengali author Mahashweta Devi. The film was set in the 19th century and showcased the lives of bandits. It was praised for the “exceptional performances” by its actors like Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Balraj Sahni, Sanjeev Kumar and Jayant. The actor-director Rajesh Roshan had worked as an assistant director on the film.

His next film Mehboob ki Mehndi -71, featuring Rajesh Khanna and Leena Chandavarkar performed average at the box office but was recognised for its music composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. However, his 1976 film Laila Majnu, starring Rishi Kapoor and Ranjeeta Kaur in lead roles, became a huge blockbuster. Rawail’s last film as director Deedar-E-Yaar -82 was a commercial failure with which he took sabbatical from the film industry. He directed,in all, 22 films.

His son Rahul Rawail is also a film director and is best known for films like Love story -81, Betaab-83, and Anjaam-94. He paid a tribute to his father’s “best work”Sunghursh -68 by titling one of his film as Jeevan Ek Sanghursh -90.Rawail’s grandson Bharat Rawail is an upcoming director, who recently assisted Yash Chopra for his last film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). Rawail died on 17 September 2004 at the age of 83 in Mumbai.(adapted from Wiki, with thanks).

What makes a film successful ? So far, no one has got the answer. We have seen Big star films flopped and ordinary films like Jai Santoshi Maa-75 doing record business. That is why, maybe, producers try various tricks like taking 2-3 heroes, 2-3 heroines, a battery of Comedians etc. Film Teerandaz had 2 Heroes-Jairaj and Ajit, 2 heroines- Madhubala, and Kuldeep kaur and 3 Comedians, Gope, Sundwer and kumud Tripathi. It also had 3 dancers-Helen , Kammo and Mohana. Even Madhubala’s sister Chanchal had a song in it. Despite all this, the film did not do well.

As far as Kumaud Tripathi is concerned, he joined the films as a Lyricist and wrote songs for films Rimjhim-49, Bijli-50, Sandesh-52, Jeevan Sathi-57 and Nai zindagi-51. Then he became a comedian. His role in the film Apradhi-57 kaun was the best among his 73 films. After films, he joined TV serials. His role as Guptaji, General store owner in serial Nukkad was much appreciated. In his initial days, he shared a cottage in Bandra slum along with Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar.

Comedian Sunder Singh aka Sunder was born in Sialkot, Punjab in August 1916. His father was working in Madon Theatres, Calcutta. Sunder also started working there. Initially, for a long period,he did Girl’s roles. Once his work was seen by H.S.Rawail (Director in later life). He was quite impressed. Later Rawail started working with R.N.Vaidya as his assistant in direction.Meanwhile Sunder started working in Talkie films. His first film,where he was credited, was ” Na honewali baat”-38. Before that, Rawail and Vaidya were preparing to make the film Banke Sipahi-37.Rawail recommended Sunder and Vaidya gave him an uncredited small role in that film.

Sunder and Rawail became good friends and started staying in one flat in Calcutta. After a few films here, they both went to Lahore and Sunder got the Hero’s role in the film ” Shukriya”-44. There were 4 Heroines in the film- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Raksha. Sunder’s role in this film was that of a young man from a village and Ramola was from a City. Sunder’s one song from this film-‘ Nayanon ke teer chala gayee ek shehar ki laundiya’ became very popular all over India, However the song was banned in Punjab due to its lyrics. After this they both came back to Calcutta.

His next film was Albeli-45, in which too there were 4 Heroines- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manoram and Usha. In the 40’s , Sunder acted in many films like Arabian Nights, Baap, Shabri, Chandrashekhar, Ek aurat, Grihalaxmi, Lottery, Samapti, Jhoothi kasme, Savyasachi, Do baaten, Shadi ke baad, Bawra, Khiladi, Nai Bhabhi etc. In Calcutta, Sunder got married to a girl from his community. Rawail left for Bombay. After a few months, Sunder also returned to Bombay.

Rawail was very happy to get him back and gave him roles in almost all of his films. Not only Rawail, but also J.Om Prakash, Mohan Kumar, Lekhraj Bhakri, Manoj kumar etc gave him roles in their all films and he became a busy actor. He was at one time, in great demand. He was quite popular due to his nature.In the decade of 50’s he did 88 films, which increased in the 60s and 70s. In the 80s however films came haltingly.

From singing Hero, he became a Junior artiste( extra), in presence of the new crop of actors. The role of comedians was on decline, as Heroes like Amitabh and others did comedy scenes themselves. His health started troubling him. His last film was probably Bahurani-89. He became ill for a long time and finally died on 5-3-1992. Sunder acted in 436 films. He was a good singer and sang his own songs in early cinemas. In all, Sunder sang 40 songs in 25 films. ( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for material for adaptation.)

The story of film Teerandaz-55 was about a masked Teerandaz who supports the oppressed janta against a Tyrant Senapati. The Teerandas is a girl- Madhubala. there were only 6 songs, out of which 2 are already posted. let us now enjoy the third song by Lata and chorus.


Song-Rehti nahin hamesha ye chaand ki jawaani (Teerandaaz)(1955) Singer- Lata, Lyricist- Rajendra Krishna, MD- C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

rehti nahin hamesha ye chaand ki jawaani
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jab tak hai zindgaani
jab tak hai zindgaani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

guzre jo mastiyon mein
achchi wohi ghadi hai
warna ajal to kabse
peechhe tere khadi hai
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa

jab tak chale calaa le
ye saans ki kahaani
jee bhar ke aish kar le
ji bhar ke aish kar le
jab tak hai zindgaani
jab tak hai zindgaani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

ye khwaab hai sunehra
rangeen hai ye dhokha
mat chhod zindagi ka koi haseen mauka
aayega haath phir na
behta hua ye paani
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jab tak hai zindgani
jab tak hai zindgani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

rehti nahin hamesha ye chaand ki jawaani
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jab tak hai zindgaani
jab tak hai zindgaani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa


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Blog Day :

4541 Post No. : 16111

“Kundan”(1955) was produced and directed by Sohrab Modi for Minerva Movietone, Bombay. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Nimmi, Ulhas, Sunil Dutt, Pran, Om Prakash, Baby Naaz, Manorama, Roopmala, Murad, Jeevan, Sadat Ali, Kumkum etc in it.

The movie was based on Victor Hugo’s novel “Les Miserables” which was adapted for this Hindi movie by Pt Sudarshan.

The movie had ten songs in it. Seven songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the eighth song from “Kundan”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Manna Dey. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ghulam Mohammad.

The song is picturised as a background song as Sohrab Modi is shown going far away from the home of Murad (as far as I can tell from the picturisation). I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.


Song-Na kar paap duniya mein naadaan ban ke (Kundan)(1955) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ghulam Mohammad

Lyrics

hosh mein aa
o moorkh bande ae ae
upar hai bhagwaan aan
sab karmon ka wo hai bhedi ee ee
le usko pehchaan aan

na kar paap duniya mein naadaan ban ke
na kar paap duniya mein naadaan ban ke
dikha de zamaane ko insaan ban ke
dikha de zamaane ko insaan ban ke
insaan ban ke
na kar paap duniya mein naadaan ban ke

zara uthh ke jeevan ka naksha badal de ae
zara uthh ke jeevan ka naksha badal de
hai manzil ki hasrat to rasta badal de ae
to rasta badal de ae
to rasta badal de ae
chala chal bhalaayi ka toofaan ban ke
chala chal bhlaayi ka toofaan ban ke
toofan banke
na kar paap duniya mein naadaan ban ke
na kar paap duniya mein naadaan ban ke

tu kab tak bhala aa aa aa
tu kab tak bhala haath malta rahega
ye kismat ka chakkar to chalta rahega
ye kismat ka chakkar to chalta rahega
mita de gareebi ko balwaan ban ke
balwaan ban ke
na kar paap duniya mein naadaan ban ke


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Blog Day :

4540 Post No. : 16110

“Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje”(1955) was directed by V Shantaram for Rajkamal Productions. This movie which was mainly about dancing, had Sandhya, Gopi Krishan, Keshavrao Date, Madan Puri, Manorama, Chandrakanta, Mumtaz, Chaube Maharaj, Nana Palsikar, Nimbalkar, Chaman Puri, Bhagan, Jayshree Gadkar etc in it.

The movie had twelve songs in it. Six songs have been covered in the blog so far.

Today (22 december 2020) is the 45th remembrance day of Vasant Desai (9 June 1912-22 december 1975) who was the music director of this movie.

As a tribute to Vasant Desai, here is a song from “Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje”(1955). The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Dewan Sharar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Vasant Desai,

The song is picturised as a mujra dance song on Sandhya, with others also seen in the picturisation.


Song-kaisi ye muhobbat ki saza haay dee hai kisi ne(Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Dewan Sharar, MD-Vasant Desai

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
kaisi yeh muhobbat
kaisi yeh muhoobbat ki saza
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saza
haay dee hai kisi ne kisi ne
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saza
duniya hi mere dil ki dil ki
duniya hi mere dil ki dil ki
mita di hai kisi ne kisi ne
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saza
haay dee hai kisi ne kisi ne
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saza

reh reh ke machalna aa aa
kabhi ro ro ke tadapna
aa aa aa aa aa
o o
haalat yeh meri ee aaj
bana di hai kisi ne
kisi ne
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saza
haay dee hai kisi ne kisine
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saza
duniya hi mere dil ki dil ki
duniya hi mere dil ki dil ki
mita di hai kisi ne kisi ne
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saza
haay dee hai kisine kisine
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saza

aa aa aa aa aa
dil ghat’ta hai
ae ae ae ae
dam ghut’ta hai
aahon ke dhuen se
ho o
kuchh aisi khushi(?) ee aag laga di hai kisine
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saja haay dee hai kisine kisine
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saja
duniya hi mere dil ki dil ki
duniya hi mere dil ki dil ki
mita di hai kisine kisine
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saza haay dee hai kisine kisine
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saza

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
parwaana kare chaahe
jalne ka nahin saamaan aan
o o
ek shama thhi to o bhi
bujha di hai kisi ne ne
kaisi yeh mohabbat ki saza
haay dee hai kisine kisine
kaisi yeh muhabbat ki saza
duniya hi mere dil ki dil ki
duniya hi mere dil ki dil ki
mita di hai
mita di hai
mita di hai kisine kisine
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saza
haay dee hai kisine kisine
kaisi yeh muhobbat ki saza


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4511 Post No. : 16056

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part IX: Year 1955
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In this episode, we arrive at the tenth year of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in Hindi movies. She completed a decade of playback singing in HFM this year. She had already notched some firsts in HFM playback singing that did not get noticed at that time. For instance, she had become the first playback singer ever to sing more than one thousand songs in Hindi movies by 1954. She kept setting benchmarks that others could only dream of. We will discuss them at appropriate occasions.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1955 :-

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 Aaj Ki Baat Snehal Bhatkar 1 3 3 0 0 0 Raj Baldev Raj (2) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
2 Aazaad C Ramchandra 8 8 5 1 2 0 Rajinder Krishan
3 Adl e Jahaangeer Husnlal Bhagatram 3 3 3 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
4 Albeli Ravi 2 2 1 1 0 0 Ravi
5 Baaradari Naashaad 8 8 4 2 2 0 Khumar Barabankwi
6 Bahu Hemant Kumar 3 3 3 0 0 0 S H Bihari
7 Bandish Hemant Kumar 1 3 3 0 0 0 S H Bihari (2) Ravi shankar(1)
8 Chaar Paise B D Burman 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sartaj
9 Chhora Chhori Roshan 1 5 4 1 0 0 Kidar Sharma
10 Chingaari Manohar Arora 5 6 6 0 0 0 Shailendra
11 Devdas S D Burman 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
12 Do Dulhe B S Kalla 2 4 2 2 0 0 Pt Indra Chandra
13 Duniya Gol Hai C Ramchandra 5 6 4 1 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
14 Ekaadashi Avinash Vyas 0 5 5 0 0 0 Pt Madhur
15 Garam Coat Amarnath 5 5 5 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri (4) Meera Bai (1)
16 Ghar Ghar Mein Deewaali Roshan 4 5 2 3 0 0 Prem Dhawan (4) Indeewar (1)
17 Hoor e Arab Ghulam Mohammad (5) Sardar Malik (1) 2 6 5 0 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
18 House no. 44 S D Burman 2 2 1 1 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
19 Insaaniyat C Ramchandra 4 6 3 2 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
20 Jagadguru Shankaracharya Avinash Vyas 0 1 1 0 0 0 Bharat Vyas
21 Jashn Roshan 0 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
22 Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje Vasant Desai 6 9 5 4 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (5) Saraswati Kumar Deepak (1) Meerabai (1)Dewan Sharar (2)
23 Joru Ka Bhai Jaidev 2 2 2 0 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil (1) Sahir Ludhianvi (1)
24 Kundan Ghulam Mohammad 4 5 3 1 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
25 Lagan Hemant Kumar 1 3 3 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
26 Lutera C Ramchandra 1 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
27 Mad Bhare Nain S D Burman 5 5 5 0 0 0 Shailendra
28 Madhur Milan Bulo C Rani 3 4 4 0 0 0 Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (2) Nigar (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1)
29 Milaap N Datta 2 2 2 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
30 Munim Ji S D Burman 6 6 6 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi (4) Shailendra (2)
31 Naata S Mohinder 9 9 6 0 2 1 Tanveer Naqvi (8) Kaifi Azmi (1)
32 Naqaab Pt Govindram 2 4 3 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan
33 Oot Pataang Vinod 2 2 2 0 0 0 D N Madhok
34 Patit Paawan Jamal Sen 1 3 2 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
35 Railway Platform Madan Mohan 3 3 3 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
36 Ratnaghar Sudhir Phadke 2 5 5 0 0 0 Pt Narendra Sharma
37 Riyaasat Avinash Vyas 0 2 2 0 0 0 Prem Dhawan
38 Sardaar Jagmohan Sursagar 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kaif Irfani
39 Seema Shankar Jaikishan 5 5 5 0 0 0 Hasrat Jaipuri (4) Shailendra (1)
40 Shikaar Bulo C Rani 1 2 1 1 0 0 Arshi Ajmeri
41 Shiv Bhakt Chitragupta 1 4 4 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali
42 Shri 420 Shankar Jaikishan 10 6 2 4 0 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
43 Sitaara Ghulam Mohammad 4 6 6 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
44 Society S D Burman 1 1 1 0 0 0 Sahir Ludhianvi
45 Taanga Waali Salil Chaudhari 6 6 4 2 0 0 Prem Dhawan
46 Teerandaaz C Ramchandra 2 6 6 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
47 Tees Maar Khan Sardul Kwatra 0 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
48 Udan Khatola Naushaad 9 9 9 0 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
49 Veer Rajputaani Bulo C Rani 3 3 3 0 0 0 Gopal Singh Nepali
50 Yaasmeen C Ramchandra 9 9 8 1 0 0 Jaan Nisaar Akhtar (8) Tanveer Naqvi (1)
Total 50 movies 31 MDs 165 218 177 30 10 1 32 lyricists

Statistically, this was the second most prolific year ever d]for Lata Mangeshkar. This year she sang 218 songs, which was just 5 songs fewer than her all time record of 223 songs that she had set in 1951.

In 1955, she gave playback in 50 movies. To put things in perspective, 120 movies were released in 1955 and they contained 1016 songs. So Lata Mangeshkar gave plaback in 42 % of the movies released in 1955 and her voice appeared in 22 % of the songs created that year !

In 1955, Lata Mangeshkar worked with 31 music directors and 32 lyricists. She worked with nine music directors for the first time this year. They were Amarnath, B D Burman, Chitragupta, Jagmohan Sursagar, Jaidev, Manohar Arora, N Datta, Ravi and S Mohinder. This yaer, she worked with seven lyricists for the first time. They were Arshi Ajmeri, Raj Baldev Raj, Meera Bai, Pt Madhur, Nigar, Ravi and Sartaj.

By the end of 1955, Lata Mangeshkar had sung 1344 songs in 326 movies. The blog contains 1110 of these songs. This year, she became the first playback singer to sing over one thousand solo songs in Hindi movies. By the end of 1955, she had worked with 79 Music directors and 106 lyricists. That way, she completed a century of lyricists as well.

Here is the summary of her playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1955 :

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
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
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
Total upto 1955 326 movies 1110 1344 1006 245 63 30

One can see that Lata Mangeshkar sang in 50 movies that were released in 1955. All Lata Mangeshkar songs have been covered in 24 of these movies. So we only have 26 movies left from which Lata Mangeshkar songs can still be covered.

Alphabetically the first such movie is “Aaj Ki Baat”(1955). This movie was produced and directed by Leela Chitnis to launch the career of her son Ajeet Chitnis. The movie had Ajeet Chitnis, Uday, Chitra, Bipin Gupta, Manmohan Krishna, Sunder, Leela Chitnis etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the blog. The movie had three Lata solos. One of these songs has been covered.

Here is the second Lata song from “Aaj Ki Baat”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song, sung by Lata Mangeshkar is penned by Raj Baldev raj (working with Lata Mangeshkar for the first time). Snehal Bhatkar is the music director.

A very nice song, appearing fresh as daisy. I listened to this song for the first time only just now. A forgotten gem of a song that deserves to be better known among music lovers.


Song-Aaj ki raat dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat(Aaj Ki Baat)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Raj Baldev Raj, MD-Snehal Bhatkar

Lyrics

aaj ki raat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat

dil ki dabee aawaaz ko sun le ae ae ae
dil ki dabee aawaaz ko sun le ae ae ae
kaliyaan phool bani hain chun le
kaliyaan phool bani hain chun le
bhar le jholi
jholi bhar le
jholi bhar le
preet laga (?)
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat

idhar nazaare
udhar nazaare
raat ke haathhon mein aen aen
chaand aur taare
idhar nazaare
udhar nazaare
raat ke haathhon mein aen
chaand aur taare
kar le chori
chori kar le
chori kar le ae
soch na baat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat

jo karna hai
kar le ek dam
jo karna hai
kar le ek dam
kal kya hoga
kar na koi gham
kal kya hoga
kar na koi gham
keh de dil se
dil se keh de
dil se keh de
dil ki baat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat
dil mein na rakhna dil ki baat
aaj ki raat


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“Albeli”(1955) was produced and directed by Devendra Goel for Fils and Television, Bombay. The movie had Geeta Bali, Pradeep Kumar, Johny Walker,Randheer, Rama Sharma, Brij, Ranjana Shukla, Tuntun, Om Prakash, Yogendra, Robin Kumar, Raje Kapoor, Meena, Gareeb Kumar, Kaiser Usmani, Ranjeet etc, with guest appearances by Shankar A Palav, Jankidas and Madan Puri.

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

Here is the sixth song from “Albeli”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Hemant Kumar. Raviis the lyricist as well as music director.

Hemant Kumar is normally associated with serious songs in our imagination. But here he gets to sing a “bewda” song, much like songs viz Zindagi khwaab hai (Jaagte Raho), Mujhko yaaron maaf karna main nashe mein hoon (Main Nashe Mein Hoon) and main nashe mein hoon (Do Gunde).

This song, sung by Hemant Kumar is older than the abovementioned songs.

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


Song-Ham to pee ke chale (Albeli)(1955) Singer-Hemant Kumar, Lyrics-Ravi, MD-Ravi

ham to
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale
ham to
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale ae
ye jaane mohabbat to mile na mile ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale

tamanna nahin koi
aarzoo nahin koi
nahin koi gham
chaahe jiye ya mare koi
yahi hai ki bas thhodi kal phir mile ae ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale ae
ye jaane mohabbat to mile na mile ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale

ye maana zamaane ke qaabil nahin hoon main
nashe mein to hoon lekin gaafil nahin hoon main
to phir hamse duniya kyun bach ke chale ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale

hai saaqi nahin koi
hai mehfil nahin koi
ajab ye safar
jiski manzil nahin koi
chala hoon jidhar ye kadam le chale ae ae
ham to
hmm
pee ke chale
ab to apni bala se ae duniya jale ae
ye jaane mohabbat phir mile na mile ae ae
ham to


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