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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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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4817 Post No. : 16588

Today’s song is a funny Parody song taking place in a Mental Hospital and the singing artistes on the screen are all hospital patients including the Hero of the film. The song is from the film Do Dulhe-1955.

This was a film made by United Film Art, Bombay, with the joint producer Gemini Pictures, Madras. The entire film was shot in Gemini Studios, Madras. This was a remake of a very successful Tamil film ” Manam Pola Mangalyam”- 1953, in which Gemini Ganesan ( real name R.Ganesh) and Savitri had acted. This was their first film together. Later they did many films, but from this film onwards their love story started and Ganesan made Savitri his second wife.

In the 30’s and 40’s decades there were many films made in Poona/Bombay and Calcutta which were Bilinguals, i.e. in Marathi and Hindi as well as Bangla and Hindi. This was primarily to grab the local and all India markets. In those days, there were no Hindi films from the south. With the launch of film Chandralekha-1948, first time producer director S S Vasan released his film’s Hindi version on a grand scale all over India with about 700 prints. It was a very bold and maiden effort, but it paid very rich dividends to Vasan.

Encouraged by Vasan’s success, other film companies of South, including AVM entered the fray and from 1949 Bilinguals and Trilingual films were made in Tamil , Telugu and Hindi. Within a few years film remakes in Kannada and Malayalam also started in Madras. Compared to other languages, Kannada and Malayalam film production had started late in their states. Madras took its advantage. Few Tamil film makers made remakes even in Sinhala languages for the Sri Lanka market. By that time their Burmese market was lost. This went on till about the 70’s. After that film makers resorted to dubbing the film or selling the rights to Bombay to make remakes and the import of Hindi remakes from the south ended.

It was interesting to note that during that period, southern film makers had some favourites among Actors, actresses and MDs. Bombay film artistes used to be very eager to go to Madras for shooting, because of few reasons. One- their payments were immediate. Secondly, their production schedules were well planned and the work culture was disciplined. Thirdly, their stay, transport, travel and food arrangements were impeccable. All in all, they had only to go there and work diligently, without having tensions, usually seen in the Bombay film industry.

I have been seeing southern language films since the late 40’s. Their films used to be very entertaining and suitable for family viewing. There was ‘ something for everybody’ in their films. Comedy, Tragedy, Adventure, Fighting, Tears, Love, Lullaby and what not ! But then this made their films lengthy and full of too many characters and subplots.

Today’s film was also one such film. The film was directed by K.J.Mahadevan and the MD was B.S.Kalla. Many south Indian composers had tried their hand at giving music to Hindi films in the 50s decade. MDs like, Ghantasala, B S Kalla, S D Parthasarathi, E.Shankar, C.Subramanyam, B.Laxman, Vishwanathan, R.Sudarshanam, S V Venkataramana, T R Ramanathan and T G Lingappa are few of the less known names-for Hindi belt-from south who gave melodious music, but somehow they did not succeed here. One reason could be their use of southern singers, for whom acceptability was a problem here for Hindi songs. Names like Ramesh Naidu, Adi Narayana Rao and the pair of Vishwanathan- Ramamurthy were at least known names here. Their films like Piya milan-55, Suvarna Sundari-58 and Naya Aadmi-56 had many popular songs.

Balkrishna Kalla and E. Shanker team gave music to films like Mangala-50, Sansar-51, Mr.Sampat-52, Bahut din Huye-54. Balkrishna Kalla with Mohd. Shafi gave music to Krishna Kanhaiya-52. With Parthasarathi and Rajeshwar Rao he gave music to Nishan-49. Independently he gave music to only one film-Do Dulhe-54. B.S.Kalla had also done a small role in the film Mangala-50. The southern composers gave music only to dubbed films or remakes essentially.

The lyricist was south’s favourite Pt. Indra. The cast was huge. Main artistes were Shyama, Sajjan, Vananja, Agha, David, Lalita Pawar, Kanhaiyalal, B M Vyas, Achala Sachdev, Suryakantam, Ishwar lal etc etc. The hero was Sajjan- and in a double role too !. Some of the readers will be surprised with this name. Unfortunately artistes like Sajjan, who were multi-skilled, did not get due recognition in Hindi film industry or in even the general film going public. Artistes like Badri Pershad, Dewan Sharar, Shakuntala Paranjpye, Ranjan etc. were experts in fields other than film acting and had achieved expertise, name and fame in different fields. Sajjan was also one such artiste. He was a film actor, Stage actor, writer of Poetry, assistant film director, a poet, lyricist, Dialogue writer and a T.V.Artiste.

Born on January 15, 1921 in Jaipur, his full name was Sajjan Lal Purohit, a Pushkarna Bramhin. For many generations in his family, no one was interested in music or acting. He was famous with his first name in the movie world. Sajjan did his graduation from Jawahar college, Jodhpur. He had a desire to be a lawyer but not an actor.

In 1941, he arrived in Calcutta and worked as an apprentice in a laboratory of East India Film Company. His initial breakthrough in films was as an extra in films like Masoom (1941), Chowringhee (1942). Sajjan left Calcutta during World War II and reached Bombay. In Bombay he knew Prithwiraj Kapoor from his Calcutta days. He joined the Prithvi Theatre and worked in dramas like, Shakuntala, Pathan, Deewar, Aahuti, Kalakar, Kisan Paisa etc etc. Here he came into contact with Shammi, Raj, Shashi kapoor, Omprakash, Premnath, Zohra Saigal, B M Vyas, Ram Ganguli, Shankar, jaikishen and others. Afterwards, he started doing dramas separately. In ” Dhola Marwan” his heroine was Snehprabha Pradhan. He did many One Man Shows too.

He was a writer of Poetry. He participated in many gatherings of poets. His poetry book ” Jawan” became so popular that even Nehru had bought 100 copies of it. It was reprinted four times.

In Mumbai he worked as an assistant to famous director Kidar Sharma. At that time great showman Raj Kapoor also worked as an assistant to Kidar Sharma. He also worked as assistant to Gajanan Jagirdar and for the film Vakil Sahib-43 and got Rs. 35 as salary.

A poet by heart, Sajjan showed His talent when he wrote dialogues for Meena -1944 and lyrics for Door Chalen -1946, Jail Yatra-47 and Dhanyavad -1948.

His acting debut film was Mera Suhag-47. After that Bombay Theatre’s Muqaddar was released in 1950. His heroine was Nalini Jayvant. As a Hero, he worked with Geeta Bali,Nutan,Nimmi,Shyama,Shakila, Nalini Jaywant etc etc.

Now Sajjan was well established in the film world. In 1950s- 60s Sajjan acted as hero or side-hero in films like, Sainya, Rail Ka Dibba, Bahana, Sheesha, Malkin, Nirmohi, Kasturi, Mehmaan, Lagan, Girl School, paridhaan, Do Dulhe, Ghar-Ghar Mein Diwali, Haa-Haa-Hee-Hee-Hoo-Hoo, Poonam, Jhanjhar, Halla- Gulla. As a hero his last film was Kabuliwala-61 and as an artist he last appeared in the 1986 release Shatru.

Artiste of more than 150 films, Sajjan also worked in TV serials. In Vikram-Betaal he played Betaal. His other serial was Lena-Dena.

Sajjan acted in more than 150 films. Though he was a reasonably good actor, he felt very awkward while singing a song on screen. His Producers and Directors knew this and they gave him minimum songs. Thus he is on record in his 150+ films to have sung around 20 odd songs only, in spite of being a Hero in some films. After retirement, Sajjan was not in good health, but he wrote a book ‘ Ras-Bhav ‘, discussing all the 9 Rasas as enunciated by Bharat Muni’s Treatise on “Natya Shastra”. He also published a book on the Birth Centenary of Prithviraj Kapoor, whom he revered very much. Sajjan died on 17-5-2000.

Film Do Dulhe was an entertaining film. I saw this film again yesterday evening. Here is the story, in short…

Parvati/ Paro (Shyama) is a motherless daughter of B.M.Gupta (B.M.Vyas). Her step mother (Lalita Pawar) and step sister Dulari (Vanaja) torture her with household chores etc. Dulari’s marriage is arranged with Kundan (Sajjan), who comes from Madras to see Dulari. On the way he meets Paro and they fall in love. Paro’s marriage is being arranged with an old widower Seth Deen Dayal (David) who has lent 15 thousand to Paro’s father. Kundan goes to Madras to bring money to pay Deen Dayal . When he comes he sees Paro’s marriage preparations. He returns heartbroken to Madras. Meanwhile Paro also runs away from home and goes to Madras to meet Kundan. They meet but due to misunderstanding he leaves her.

Kundan is caught by mental Hospital employees as their patient kanhaiya-a look alike(Sajjan again). The patient Kanhaiya escapes and is brought as Kundan to Dulari’s house. After a few (actually many) coincidences, everything is clear and finally Kundan marries Paro and a recovered Kanhaiya marries Dulari. Thus Do Dulhe get Do Dulhans and the audience feels relieved from seeing further ridiculous levels the story could go to !

Today’s song is the 6th song from this film to feature here. This is a funny parody song sung by patients of the mental hospital on the screen and after seeing this video you are supposed to ROFL !


Song- Haseenon ke chakkar mein hargiz na aana(Do Dulhe)(1955) Singer- Mohd. Rafi, Unknown male, chorus, Lyricist- Pt. Indra, MD- B.S.Kalla

Lyrics

Naam hai mere baap ka
Soda Subedaar
iski soorat dekh ke
aata mujhe bukhaar
sa re ga ma pa

ta dhin taka dhin
ta dhin taka dhin
ta dhin taka dhin
aaa

aa aa aa
haseenon ke chakkar mein hargiz na aana
haseenon ke chakkar mein hargiz na aana
tu mar ke bhi inpar
na hona deewaana
haseenon ke chakkar mein hargiz na aana
tu mar ke bhi inpe na hona deewaana

jo ?? mein atka
arre waah atka
jo ?? mein atka
wo latka umar bhar
?? kachoomar hua hai
jo ?? mein atka
wo latka umar bhar
?? kachoomar hua hai

ta dhin taka dhin
ta dhin taka dhin
ta dhin dhinna dhid tak tak dhin
ta dhin dhinna dhid tak tak dhin
ta dhin dhinna dhid tak tak dhin
tad tik ta

aa aa
aa aa
abke saawan
ho ghar aajaa
ho o ho o
abke saawan ghar aaja

kaahe ko ho gaye
fauz mein bharti
kaise ??? ki
?? sataawe
?? laga jaa

abke saawan ghar aajaa
ho o
abke saawan ghar aajaa
ho sainyya
abke saawan ghar aajaa o sainyya
abke saawan ghar aajaa

aaja re aajaa
ho ho ho
aaja re aaja
aaja

aaja aajaa
aaja meri barbaad muhabbat ke sahaare
Bhagwaan bhi sunta nahin
kis kis ko pukaaren
aaja aajaa
re re re re re re re re
re re re re re re

dekha jo tera husn to
hum ho gaye lattoo
ho
hum ho gaye lattoo

rote huye aaye thhe hum
rote hi sidhaare
Bhagwaan bhi sunta nahin
kis kis ko pukaare
hey ae ae
kaise karoon kaise karoon pyaar re
???
ho o ho o
???
kaise karoon kaise karoon pyaar re
???


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4798 Post No. : 16560

Today’s song is from the film Shiv Bhakta-1955.

Today (6-9-2021) is the last Monday of the Shrawan month in this part of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra pradesh, telangana,Assam, West Bengal and Tripura). Actually, today is also the last day of this month of shrawan. From tomorrow month of Bhadrapad starts and within few days, will be Ganesh Chaturthi- celebrations for the home coming of Lord Ganesh – the Vighna Harta i.e. संकट मोचक (remover of Obstacles).

Film Shiv Bhakt-55 was made by A.V.M. in Madras. By and large, in my opinion, South India has protected, followed and nurtured the Hindu Dharma and Indian traditions as compared to other parts. Culture is practically the same all over India, but in the south one can still see old traditions and cultural activities followed more. This is my personal observation. As a Marketing Professional I had the opportunity to travel throughout India-even smaller towns- for almost 25 years. In these years i have observed and made notes in my diaries from time to time about the specialties of each state and its people.

Mythological films are very popular in South India. Though the number is less now, still more such films are made in the south than any other part of India. As if a tradition, most of the famous and the well known actors from south began their film careers by first doing a Mythological film. M G Ramchandran-MGR, N T Rama Rao-NTR, A Nageshwar Rao-ANR, Anjali Devi, Sivaji ganeshan and many others began with a religious film. Even Dr. Rajkumar of kannada movies started with a film on a Shiv Bhakt – Bedara kannappa-54.

Today’s film Shiv Bhakta-55 is directed by one legend from the south- H L N Simha or H. Laxmi Nar Simha. His name is not known outside the south, but in the south, especially in the Kannada film world, he was a highly respected personality.

H L N Simha was born on 25-7-1904, at a village Madhalli, in Malavalli in Mandya district of Karnataka. Starting as an actor in Dramas, he soon established his own drama company-” Chandrakala Natak Mandali”,along with a fellow actor Mohd. Peer. His first film was Sanskara Nauka-36,in which he was an actor,writer, screenplay writer and its Director too. He is famous for locating and introducing Dr. Rajkumar into films. Raja Sulochana and Pandaribai are also his discoveries. He was credited for making Dr. Rajkumar work in a Telugu film, under his direction-” Kalahasti Mahatmyam”-54. This was Rajkumar’s only film outside Kannada language !

Mr.Simha served the stage and film industry for nearly half a century. His interest in stage began when he was a young lad and wrote his short play, ‘Destiny Rules Humanity’ and brought it on stage with Mohamed Peer, another renowned stage actor of yesteryears. Later he joined the famous Varadachar Drama Company and began playing minor roles.

Appreciating the stage talent of Mr.Simha, Gubbi Veeranna sent him to Bombay, present Mumbai, for training in film direction. After the training, Mr.Simha joined hands with Mr.Gubbi Veeranna as Assistant Director and produced a silent movie, “His Love Affair”. His major stage play, “Samsara Nouka” (the life’s boat) brought him rich encomiums as a top drama producer and director. It was brought on stage during 1933. Breaking tradition of Pouranic plays, “Samasara Nouke” tread a new path. It became the first social play in Kannada touching upon the prevailing social issues and conditions like dowry, unemployment and widow marriage. Simha played the leading role as Maadhu, while Peer Sab as Sundara in this play, which was staged in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu also, besides in several places in Karnataka.

His role as Shahajan in the same title play and as Chenna in ‘Gouthama Buddha’ play brought him more laurels. Then leading stage personalities like T.P.Kailasam, Pandit Taranath and Thirumale Thatacharya Sharma were among those who lauded the acting abilities of Mr.Simha, apart from his abilities as a director of Kannada plays.

Simha later set up his own troupe, “Simha’s Select Artistes” and produced dramas like “Abba Aa Hudugi”, “Bamgarada Bara”, “Madhakari Nayaka”. Those who acted in these dramas included Rathnakar and M.V.Narayana Rao (who spoke at the function on July 27), film script writer Sorot Aswath, and M.V.Rajamma.

The next phase in the life of Mr.Simha was that of a film producer. Then famous film producer of Madras, Mr. K.Rajagopala Chettiar invited Mr. Simha to produce his famous play “Samsara Nouka’ as a film. Taking up the challenge of producing a social Kannada film for the first time, Mr.Simha introduced to the film industry B.R.Panthulu, M.V.Rajamma, Dikki Madhava Rao, Tamash Madhava Rao, Hunsur Krishnamurthy and Hanumantha Rao, who later became leading personalities in the Kannada film world.

When Mr. Simha was looking for a suitable person for his ‘Bedara Kannappa’, he saw Mutthu Raju, now Dr. Rajkumar, who has now become a household name in the film industry, at Nanjangud and gave him the new name in the lead role. This film became a hit and brought Dr.Rajkumar to limelight. Apart from Dr.Rajkumar, Mr.Simha introduced several other famous personalities like G.V.Iyer, Narasimha Raju, Raja Sulochana, Honnappa Bhagavathar, Raja Shankar, B. Hanumanthachar to the film world.

Mr.Simha’s last film was “Anugraha” in 1970, had a song written by his son, Mr.Sheshachandra. But unfortunately, Mr.Simha was not alive to see the film, when it was released. He passed away on July 3, 1972, leaving a legend behind him, which, unfortunately very few remember today.

The cast of the film Shiv Bhakt-55 was Shahu Modak, Padmini, Ragini, Anant Marathe, Pandari bai,Ramachandra sastry and many others. Lyrics were by G S Nepali and the music was given by Chitragupt. One name in the cast is Pandaribai. She is one south indian actress who worked in many Hindi films Her first Hindi film was ‘Bahar’-51, in which evn Vaijayanti mala had debuted.

Pandari Bai (18-9-1928 to 29 January 2003) was an actress of South Indian languages films, mostly in Kannada language during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. She was born on 18-9-1928 at Bhatkal, Karnatak, to Kaveri Bai and Ranga Rao. She is considered Kannada cinema’s first successful heroine. She has acted as both heroine and mother to stalwarts such as Rajkumar, M. G. Ramachandran, Sivaji Ganesan. She was the heroine in Rajkumar’s debut movie Bedara Kannappa and also Sivaji’s debut movie Parasakthi. She has acted in over 1,000 films in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Bai was honoured by Kalaimamani from the Tamil Nadu government.

Pandaribai began her career in acting in plays based on mythological stories before making her film debut in 1943 with the Kannada language film, Vani. She appeared in the 1954 Kannada film Bedara Kannappa opposite Rajkumar. In the film, she played Neela, wife of Kanna (played by Rajkumar), a hunter. She established herself as a lead actress portraying a woman with a “progressive” image assuming the burdens of a feudal patriarchy in films such as Sant Sakhu (1955) and Rayara Sose (1957). In 1959, she appeared in Abba Aa Hudugi, with her sister Mynavathi. The film is considered a landmark in Kannada cinema.
Later in her career Pandari Bai played the mother of stars older than her, most of whom had played the lead with her in her earlier years. She worked in 27 Hindi films. Her first Hindi film was Bahar-52, in which Vaijayantimala made her Debut in Hindi films. Pandharibai’s Hindi pronunciation initially was typically south indian, but over a period, she improved her diction. Her last Hindi film was Time Bomb-1996. However, after her death on 29-1-2003, 3 more delayed Hindi films were released. She came to be known to Hindi audiences mainly due to her role in the film Bhabhi-57. Some of her famous Hindi films were Panchayat-58, Paigham-59, Rakhwala-71, Apna desh-72 and Sampoorna Ramayan-73.

The story of the film was – The story of the film was-
Manimant and Alka are a happy couple in Gandharva Lok. Due to a curse by Indra, they have to take birth on Earth. They are found in the jungle by a Hunter who adopts them and brings them up. When they are young, they are married as Deena and Neela. They live a happy life, but some bad elements in their tribe spread rumours about them and they are thrown out of the village. Deena is very angry and becomes a nastik (atheist) because, for no fault of theirs, god has punished them. Neela however has deep faith in God.

One day when Deena could not get any animal for hunting, tired he sits at a place, which happens to be a Shiva Temple. The priest Kashinath finds out about him and asks him to repeat the mantra “Om Namah Shivay” continuously till he gets an animal. Deena, without knowing anything about it, starts the Japa and after some time his heart is filled with bhakti Rasa and love for God.

The chief Priest Kailashnath is a bogus person. He steals God’s jewellery and gives it to his dancer girlfriend Rani. When the theft comes to light, Deena is accused of the theft as he was in the temple. For the second time he has to suffer for no fault. Deena and Neela continue the Japa of Om Namah shivay and are ready to give the supreme sacrifice with their lives, when Lord Shiva appears before them and takes them to Gandharvalok again.

Today’s song is sung by Asha Bhosle.


Song- Miley ameeri ya fakeeri mujh dar kya(Shiv Bhakt)(1955) Singer- Asha Bhosle, Lyricist- G.S.Nepali, MD- Chitragupt

Lyrics

o o o o
o o o o
o o o o o
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re ae ae
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re

aayenge saajan
man naache mera
aansoo ki aad mein chamka sawera
chamka sawera
aayenge saajan
man naache mera
aansoo ki aad mein chamka sawera
chamka sawera
ho o ho o
laakh andhera ho magar
sada bhor ho
chamke nayi ujiyaari re
ho o ho o
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re

aaya ghata se chanda nikal ke
maare khushi ke do naina chhalke
do naina chhalke
aaya ghata se chanda nikal ke
maare khushi ke do naina chhalke
do naina chhalke
ho o ho o
bas mein na man
nas nas mein hai pyaar ki
meethhi meethhi chingaari re
ho o ho o
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re

mausam ke jaisa sukh dukh ka aalam
phir kaahe ro ke moti lutaana
moti lutaana
mausam ke jaisa sukh dukh ka aalam
phir kaahe ro ke moti lutaana
moti lutaana
ho o ho o
aise hi rahe bin kahe Mahadev jee
meri ?? phulwaari re
ho o ho o
miley ameeri ya fakeeri
mujhe darr kya
Shambhu karen rakhwaari re


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4777 Post No. : 16529

Today is the Second Shrawan Somvar of 2021, in this part of India. At the same time, for half of India, today is the Last Shrawan Somvar this year. For us here, still 3 more Mondays are in balance for this month of Shrawan. This is the beauty of India.

Our ancestors had achieved ” अनेकता में एकता “. The months, festivals,Tithis, Muhurtas and all other matters are the same all over India. Only counting the start of a month is different in different areas, depending on their geographical locations, rainfalls, crops, weather and daylight time variations. Not only this, but even adding an extra month every 33 to 35 months is also the same everywhere, unlike western method of adding extra days in some months every year and then adding an extra day every 4 years to match Solar year time frames. Ours is a Lunar based system of Calendar. So, based on the counting system there are 2 parts of India.

Hindu calendar, which ends the lunar month on no moon day, is known as Amanta or Amanta lunisolar calendar. This calendar is mainly followed in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Tripura.

Hindu calendar, which ends the lunar month on full moon day, is known as Purnimanta or Purnimanta lunisolar calendar. This calendar is mainly followed in the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

From: drikpanchang.com

It is very sad that because of intentional wrong education for the last 200 years, we were made to forget all the details of our cultural lifestyles. Thankfully, nowadays some awakening is observed. Hopefully, we should be once again getting all the lost benefits once again.

Sometime back I saw 3-4 videos on Whatsapp, wherein the surveyor asked some simple questions on our Mythology to some College students- girls and Boys. Their answers were pathetic. For example, his one question was ” whose brother was Kans ?” The young generation’s answers were Duryodhan, Ravan, Hanuman, Karna etc etc. They did not know the simple division of Ramayan and Mahabharat periods. There is no point in blaming them. Were they ever trained/ taught anything about it through their Textbooks ? No. Never ! Reading outside the Text books is non existent, especially after the arrival of Video games and Mobile phones.

Since childhood we have been hearing that there are 33 Koti (Karod) Gods in Heaven. Has anyone tried to know what is the truth ? KOTI in Sanskrit language means Level or Class. Like when you say, ” उच्च कोटी के विचार ” or ” उच्च कोटी का व्यवहार ” etc. Actually, Upnishads say that there are 33 levels of Gods or Gods are divided in 33 levels. Like this…

No. Class/Level
8 VASU means 8 Gods are at Vasu Level
11 Rudra
1 Indra
1 Prajapati
12 Adityas
Total 33 Koti/Levels

How many people know this ? It is a sad state of affairs that due to inadequate knowledge of basic concepts and matters of culture and religion, we cut a sorry figure when we are criticised on the matters of our Pride. To subscribe to the fashionable slogan ” Religion should be behind your house doors. It is a highly personal matter.” Nowadays nothing is Personal. If you are not aware of things which can protect your religion and culture you have to suffer many times. I do hope things may change in the future.

It is our belief that the Divine Trinity of Shri Bramha, Vishnu and Mahesh run and control this Universe. Bramha- the Creator, Vishnu- the sustainer and Mahesh- the destroyer regulate our Birth, Life and Death. Since Bramha has a curse that He will not be worshipped in Kaliyug, the population is divided in 2 parts – those who worship any form of Vishnu (Vaishnav/Vaishnavite) and those who worship any form of Mahesh (Shaiv/Shaivite). You will find Mythological stories, films, dramas and books etc on either Vishnu or Mahesh in their different forms. For example – The Dashavtar or the 10 incarnations of Vishnu.

God Mahesh is usually depicted as constantly doing Tap (तप ), with Ash smeared all over his body. Even his Ganas (followers/assistants) have fearful appearances. The other side of Mahesh is one who promotes arts like Dancing. You must have seen his idol Natraj – he is Shiv ji !.

Since childhood, I have been fasting on Shrawan Somvar. I am quite a religious person mentally ( not by karmkand), but I do not show off. This religious trend has been passed on to me through generations, so its in the blood, I suppose. We are staunch Shiv-Bhakts and we like anything that is about Shiv ji…..including his films. I have rarely missed any films on Shiv ji.

Today’s bhajan is from the film Jai Mahadev-1955. It is sung by Bhajan Gayak of repute – shri Gopal Mishra ji. As far as I know, he has sung only this Bhajan in a Hindi film. His private records of Bhajans are available. The Lyricist is Bharat Vyas. The music Director was Manna Dey.

Manna Dey’s Biography is available at many places on the Internet and anyone can read it easily. So, I am not giving his Biodata, but here is a different look at him from another angle.

Manna Dey ( 1-5-1919 to 24-10-2013 ) was essentially a singer, but initially he wanted to become a Composer. So, by becoming assistant first to his uncle K.C.Dey and later to Khemchand Prakash, he managed to give music to 17 films, composing 129 songs in these films, in his career. None of his composed songs became a Hit or very popular.

In contrast, he sang in 839 Hindi films and sang 1370 songs ! This output clearly proves that he was a successful singer. The problem with many singers is that they want to become Music Directors or act in the films or do both or all three ( Like Mukesh), but they do not possess that mindset.

A Composer is a Planner and a singer is an implementer. You can either be this or that. In any case an implementer rarely has the Talent of a planner. Singers like Mukesh, Talat, S D Batish, Khan mastana and few others never became famous or popular or successful Composers or actors. Singers like Talat realised this too late and spoiled his singing career too.

When Manna Dey was interviewed by Chandan Mitra for The Pioneer, on 25-10-2013, he asked him this question….

“Many people say you are the film world’s most under-rated and under-recognised singers despite being so phenomenally talented. Does this bother you ?”

Manna Dey – “It used to. I would be very hurt at being overlooked when it came to singing for the hero. Some music directors, such as Naushad saab, never used me, always relying on Rafi for the male voice. As a result, I never sang for Dilip Kumar. In my days of struggle, some producers were positively indecent. I will tell you two incidents to explain what I have undergone and how God has been on my side.

Bharat Bhushan was a big hero in the 1950s, especially after his Baiju Bawra became a major hit. His brother Shashi Bhushan decided to produce Basant Bahar and hired Shankar-Jaikishan to score the music. Shankar was my mentor in the film world and always pushed my case especially if the tunes were classical-based or very fast. They had composed Sur Na Saje, a really beautiful number. Rehearsals were complete and we were about to record when Shashi Bhushan heard I was to sing it. He said, ‘Nothing doing, get Rafi.’ Shankar argued but the producer would not listen. I was feeling very humiliated when Bharat Bhushan walked in. He heard the debate and finally said, ‘let Manna sing now. We will see what to do later.’ As you know, the song became a very big hit. At stage shows, I am requested to sing it even now.

Another time, we were about to record Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi for the Raj Kapoor Nargis starrer, Chori Chori. It was a South Indian production by AVM, which was owned by Chettiar. He had just flown into Mumbai that day and drove straight to the studio to attend the recording. As he entered, he yelled, ‘I don’t see Mukesh. Where is Mukesh ji’ Shankar told him, ‘You don’t see Mukesh because Manna Dey is singing this number.’ Chettiar was very angry. ‘Cancel the recording,’ he ordered, turned to me and said, ‘You go home.’ At that point Raj saab really got annoyed. He told Chettiar, ‘Manna and Manna alone will sing this number whether you like it or not.’ Few people dared to talk to a big producer like that, but then, few producers had the guts to disobey Raj Kapoor. Reluctantly, Chettiar had to allow the recording to proceed. When I finished, the same Chettiar (he was quite fat) grabbed me and wouldn’t release me from his hug!

But you are right. I never got what I fully deserved. You see, I was born into a very proud family. We had no ego but we were proud of our talent. So, I couldn’t do the rounds of producers and music directors’ homes, get into Mumbai’s sharabi-kababi culture, or sit in the durbars of big heroes. Most struggling singers have to do that even now. I was a struggling singer in my early years in Mumbai and, thereafter, when I did gain acceptance, I got somewhat typecast. Only a few music directors would experiment with me as the hero’s voice. But I don’t hold a grudge on anybody or anything. I have sung my heart out, I have got people’s love in return, I love to sing even now; I have led a contented life. What more can a person ask for ? I am very happy the way I am.”

Let us now listen to this Bhajan by Gopal Mishra ji.


Song-Jai jai jai Tripurari (Jai Mahadev)(1955) Singer-Gopal Mishra, Lyricist- Bharat Vyas, MD- Manna Dey

Lyrics

jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai trilochan (?)
jai dukhmochan
jai hey mangalkaari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari

mukhti saddaayak charan kamal mein
sheesh jata mein shobhit gange
mukhti daayak charan kamal mein
sheesh jata mein shobhit gange
ang bhabhoot ramaaye bhole
jai kailaash bihaari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari

gale rund ki maal
kati mein mrig khaal
bhasm taj saaje
?? chandr bhaal
dinak din
?? damroo baaje
?? hey
jai jagvandan hey
jai trishool kar dhaari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari
jai jai jai Tripurari


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Blog Day :

4757 Post No. : 16498

Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No.31
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This date ten years ago (viz 27 July 2011) saw as many as six songs from six different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details of the songs:-

Blog post number Song Movie (year) Remarks
4277 Sukoon dil ka mayassar gul o samar mein nahin/a> Street Singer(1938) 11 songs covered out of 13
4278 Na aayaa man ka meet Devdas(1935) Movie YIPPEED by now
4279 Aise hain sukh swapan hamaare Ratnaghar(1955) 2 songs covered out of 5
4280 Kabhi na kabhi kahin na kahin koi na koi to aayegaa Sharaabi(1964) Movie YIPPEED by now
4281 Sanam raah bhooley yahaan aate aate Luteraa(1965) Movie YIPPEED by now
4282 O mere bechain dil ko chain toone diyaa Aamne Saamne(1967) Movie YIPPEED by now

Four movies (out of six) whose songs were covered ten years ago on this date have since been YIPPEED.

“Ratnaghar”(1955) is a movie yet to be YIPPEED. This movie was produced by Sudhir Phadke and Y H Joshi and directed by Pethekar for Navbharat Chitra Bombay. The movie had Shakuntala, Lalita Pawar, Raja Paranjape, Suryakant, Madan Mohan, Takalkar etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. Two songs have been covered so far,

The movie made its debut ten years ago. Ten years down the line, here is another song from the movie as blog ten year challenge. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Pt Narendra Sharma is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sudhir Phadke.

Incidentally, this song is the 2400th solo song of Lata Mangeshkar in the blog.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Tumhein baandhne ke liye mere paas aur kya hai (Ratnaghar)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Pt Narendra Sharma, MD-Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

kya
tumhein baandhne ke liye mere paas aur kyaa hai mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai

gaanthh kalee ki khul khul jaatee
oo oo oo ooo ooo oo oooo ooo
gaanthh kali kee khul khul jaati
khushboo udd udd jaatee
kumhlaati phoolon ki maalaa
mann ko baandh na paati
kumhlaati phoolon ki maalaa
mann ko baandh na paati
bulbul bann`ke ae
bhed bataati kya kya
tumhein baandhne ke liye mere paas aur kya hai mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai

oo ooo oooo oo oo
hho oo ho o ho ho
preet ke raajaa mere preet ke raajaa aa aa aa aa aaa
preet ke raajaa mere preet ke rajaa
kaisey main tumko rijhaaoongee
kaali kaali putli hai neelam ke jhooley see
nainon mein tumko jhulaaoongee
kaali kaali putli hai neelam ke jhooley see
nainon mein unnko/tumko jhulaaoongee
koyal bann`ke geet sunaaongi kya
kya
tumhein baandhne ke liye mera paas aur kya hai mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai

tumhein baandhne ke liye mera paas aur kya hai mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai
mera prem hai rey aey ae mera prem hai aey ae ae


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4746 Post No. : 16473

Sixty-five years have passed since ‘Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje’ (1955) -JJPB for short – was released. I had seen the film in a theatre in South Mumbai either in 1955 or 1956 (this film had run for nearly 2 years in a single theatre in Mumbai). But I had no recollection of much of the film. It was only after I watched some parts of the film on the video sharing platforms over a period of time, I could connect some scenes from the film I saw in my childhood. The film still evokes interest of the cinema lovers especially of those who relish the classical dance/music.

I am now in a better position the appreciate a bold and somewhat adventurous decision Shantaram took to produce and direct JJPB with the classical dance as a theme. If not handled properly, the theme could have turned the film into a documentary rather than a feature film. It was a high budget film in a technicolour extravaganza. Shantaram’s bold and daring decision to make JJPB has be admired in the backdrop of the following handicaps he faced:

(1) The successive failures at the box office of ‘Surang’ (1953) and ‘Subah Ka Taara’ (1954), both directed by V Shantaram had already put a financial strain on his banner, Rajkamal Kala Mandir. Under the circumstances, producing a film with a classical dance theme which Shantaram had never handled in the past, that too in technicolour was fraught with a huge financial risk.

(2) There were examples in the 1940s when Sagar Movietone made ‘Kumkum The Dancer’ (1940) and Wadia Movietone made ‘Court Dancer/Raj Nartaki’ (1941) with classical dance theme. The results were not encouraging. Both these films failed at the box office putting the financial strains on the respective banners. Eventually, Sagar Movietone had to be merged with National Studio and Wadia Movietone got split between Wadia Brothers and the Wadia Studio was sold to V Shantaram.

(3) It was a high budget film but the lead actors in the film were non-stars – a handicap for the box office collections. The lead actor, Gopi Krishna was just emerging as a choreographer in a couple of films while the lead actress, Sandhya had acted in two Hindi films prior to getting the lead role of a dancer in JJPB. Moreover, she was not a trained classical dancer like Vyjayantimala who had already became a star actor-dancer and had the capacity to attract the crowd in the theatres much higher than that of Sandhya.

Despite these handicaps, going ahead with JJPB showed the confidence level of Shantaram as a director and a master craftsman of the cinema medium. Probably, Shantaram may have felt that with his technicolour film, he was in a better postion to present the classical dance theme than what Sagar Movietone and Wadia Movietone had made in 1940-41. He put Sandhya under Gopikrishna for the intensive dance training for over a year which included training during the shooting of the film as well.

Shantaram was very successful in winning over the audience who had rejected his previous two films. He made the Indian classical dances visually appealing to the audience by presenting them in a hybrid choreography, coupled with the lavish settings. The visuals in Technicolour appealed to the audience. The film became Shantaram’s most successful films on the box office front. More than the commercial success of the film, it was personal satisfaction for Shantaram as a producer-director when JJPB won the National Award and the Filmfare Award for the Best Film for 1955.

Since JJPB was all about Indian classical dances, it was apparent that the songs need to be based on the Hindustani classical music. It is said that some well-wishers of Shantaram including Vasant Desai had suggested him to entrust the music direction of the film to Naushad who had emerged as a star music director in the classical genre after the phenomenal success of his songs in ‘Baiju Bawra’ (1952). But Shantaram entrusted the music direction to Vasant Desai. It is interesting to note that after ‘Dahej’ (1950), as a music director, Vasant Desai was not associated with Shantaram’s subsequent films, ‘Parchhaain’ (1952), ‘Surang’ (1953), ‘Teen Batti Chaar Raasta’ (1953) and ‘Subah Ka Taara’ (1954).

In his zeal to prove the confidence reposed on him by his mentor, Vasant Desai travelled all over India to pick up the best musicians for his music team for JJPB. In Jammu, he picked up Shiv Kumar Sharma, an upcoming Santoor player who was still in his teen at that time. From Banaras, he picked up Pandit Samta Prasad, the renowned Tabla player. Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan of Indore played sitar for Vasant Desai. In JJPB, Santoor as a musical instrument was used for the first time which later became a part of many Hindi film songs and background music.

After almost all the songs had been recorded, Vasant Desai had composed the title song in raga ‘Darbari’ for which he persuaded Ustad Amir Khan to sing. Ustad Amir Khan arrived at the recording studio for the final rehearsal and recording. At the last moment, Vasant Desai felt that he should get consent of Shantaram before the recording. So, he invited him to the recording studio to listen to the final rehearsal. Upon listening to the rehearsal, Shantaram was unhappy. He called Vasant Desai to an adjoining room and advised him to cancel the recording and suggested to either change the tune or the singer or both. Somehow Vasant Desai, on some pretext, persuaded Ustad Amir Khan to come for the recording the next day.

A nervous Vasant Desai reached home and sat down quietly. He did not know what was wrong with the composition and could not sleep that night. Early morning, it dawned to him that all the dances in the film had very fast tempo and rhythm whereas his tune was in very slow tempo and so were the aalaaps. Vasant Desai composed the same song in Raga Adana in very fast tempo and aalaaps. He rehearsed the new tune with Ustad Amir Khan in the presence of Shantaram who was pleased with the new composition. [Source of this triva on title song -”Journal of SIRC”, Annual 2012].

I am presenting here the much talked about title song, ‘jhanak jhanak paayal baaje’ rendered by Ustad Amir Khan. The words are of Hasrat Jaipuri and the music composition is of Vasant Desai.

The title song became so popular that Ustad Amir Khan used to get ‘farmaish’ in his public concerts to sing the title song. Later, Ustad Amir Khan started singing a much-elongated version of this song (nearly 9 minutes) in his concerts and the gramophone record for the same was released. Ustad Amir Khan sang live the title song of the film on the occasion of the diamond jubilee (60th week) celebration of the film in the presence of the distinguished guests at the Liberty cinema in Mumbai.

Audio Clip:

Video Clip:

Audio Clip (Concert Verson):

Song-Jhanak jhanak paayal baaje (Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje)(1955) Singer-Ustad Amir Khan, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Vasant Desai

Chorus

Lyrics: (Based on Audio Clip)

jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

paayaliya ki runak jhunak par
paayaliya ki runak jhunak par
chham chham manwa naa..che
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

neel gagan bhi sunkar jhoome
madhur madhur jhanka…ar
madhur madhur jhankaar
soyi dharti jaag uthhi hai
soyi dharti jaag uthhi hai
goonj uthha sansaar
raag rang bhi saa…je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

jhanak jhanak paa…yal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

[sargam]
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje

(aaaaaaaaaaaa)

jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
paayal baa..je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
paayal baa….je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
aaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
paayal aaa baa..je ae
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
aaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
paayal baa…je
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
jhanak jhanak paayal baaje
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
jhanak-jhanak paayal baaje
(aaaaaaaaaaaaaa)
jhanak-jhanak paayal baaje


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular 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 :

4728 Post No. : 16447

A man is always happy when he is in his comfort zone. I too feel at home and comfortable when I am dealing with films of the Vintage Era, i.e. 30’s to 50’s. There comes a feeling of togetherness, familiarity and ease of communication. I am sure the same must be the case of those who write on films of the recent past, i.e. of the period 70’s to the present. Change the position and one feels awkward, uncomfortable and not so well. This is not a statement about any period, but I am trying to paint a picture, how people are happy in the surroundings which are known,familiar and about which one has the knowledge. By the way, I have written many posts on films from the 70s to as late as 2018 also.

Maybe this is due to the age difference, but I am certainly not one who detests whatever is new – may it be a Cinema, a song or social environment. Change is mandatory, inevitable, unavoidable and a reality. Wisdom is in accepting what is changed and then in finding points of similarity and likeability in the new changes. Changes are effected to conform to present needs, visions and compatibility towards outside influences beyond our control.

Changes are the precursors of Evolution. From Fish to Humans is a result of changes which took place in thousands of years. One who says changes are bad, is saying that remaining as Monkeys was better ! However, changing or accepting the changes does not put a stamp on the uselessness of the older things. It only means that those things were good in those times and conditions.

Take the simple example of NFS (Non Film Songs) v/s Film songs. NFS were popular from the 30’s to the 50’s. After that NFS disappeared perceptibly and today only Film songs are there. Why did this happen ? If you listen to most of the NFS, they were slow,soft, melodious, soulful but they made you illusioned. That was when the world was trying slowly to come out of the effects of World Wars. Several countries were becoming independent. The world started brimming with enthusiasm,hopes and visions of a brighter future. Lilting tunes and newer musical instruments helped upping the positive vibes, so necessary to build up a new World. Film songs filled this need and slowly the slow, soft and soulful NFS disappeared. Just compare the film songs of the 40’s, 50’s and today’s film songs. See the difference. Today we feel old music was better, but that is because of Nostalgia – memories attached to those songs, films and people. It was good for those days. Today this is good.

When one talks of NFS, can one forget Jagmohan ? Those were the days when NFS by Jagmohan, Juthika Roy, Pankaj Mullik, Hemant Kumar, Talat Mehmood and many more private singers shook the music world and their records sold by thousands. Although Jagmohan Sursagar ( 6-9-1918 to 4-9-2003) sang 33 songs in 19 Hindi films, he gave music to only 1 Hindi film in his career. Film Sardar-55 was produced and directed by Gyan Mukherji (30-9-1909 to 13-11-1956). He directed only 7 full films and 2 half films. Film Madhu-59 and Sitaron se aage-58 were done half when he died suddenly. Madhu-59 was completed by S.Mukherji and Sitaron se aage-58 was completed by Satyen Bose. Gyaqn Mukherji directed films only in which Ashok Kumar was Hero( same way, his brother Shankar Mukherji directed films of only Dev Anand-except Jhumroo-61 of Kishore kumar)

There were 9 songs in the film originally, however one song by Lata was removed from the film later. Songs were written by Udhav Kumar(5), Kaif Irfani(3) and Vrajendra Gaud(1). When you listen to these songs, you can’t believe Jagmohan could give such variety in film music. One song, sung by himself, was based on Fox Trot music-a novelty in films of that period. I feel sorry that Jagmohan was not used by the Hindi film industry as a MD for more films. We surely missed some good music because of that.

The cast of the film was Ashok Kumar, Bina Rai, Nigar Sultana, Jagdish Sethi, Rama Shukul (probably his last film), Tiwari and many others.Nigar Sultana was one of the busiest artistes in the 50’s. Out of her total 52 films, she worked in 32 films from 1950 to 1960. She was also famous for her affairs with several film artistes. The famous writer journalist ‘ Manto’ has written quite a juicy account of it in his book.

Nigar Sultana (21 June 1932 – 21 April 2000) . She appeared in Aag (1948), Patanga (1949), Sheesh Mahal (1950), Mirza Ghalib (1954), Yahudi (1958), Do Kaliyaan (1968), etc. but she is most notably remembered for playing the role of “Bahar begum” in the historical epic film Mughal-e-Azam (1960). She was the wife of filmmaker K. Asif. She died in May 2000, in Mumbai, India.

Nigar Sultana was born on 21 June 1932 in Hyderabad, India. She was the youngest daughter of a family of five. She had two brothers and two sisters. She spent her childhood in Hyderabad where her father held the rank of a Major in the Nizam’s State Army. She went to school for a while and later studied at home. She took part in a school drama on one occasion and ever after was keen on acting. After her father’s retirement, the family faced financial difficulties and Nigar was married off to a Driver. After she became pregnant the couple took divorce.

The first film Nigar ever saw was Hum Tum Aur Woh (1938). She was so utterly thrilled by it that when Jagdish Sethi, a friend of her father’s, offered her the lead in a film he was making with Mohan Bhavnani, she took it on the spot.

She entered the films with the 1946 film Rangbhoomi. She also did a small role in the film 1857. Then came Bela-47 as a Heroine opposite Jairaj. Raj Kapoor’s Aag (1948) was her first big break to Bollywood. She played the character role of “Nirmala”, which was equally appreciated by critics and audience. After that, she played character roles in a number of films.

Her big picture was Shikayat (1948), made in Poona; and after that many more in which she played leading roles. She played the role of the court dancer Bahar, who envies Prince Salim’s (Dilip Kumar) love for Anarkali (Madhubala) in the film Mughal-e-Azam (1960). The songs Teri mehfil mein and jab raat ho aisi matwali were picturised on her.Her other films included Dara (1953) and Khyber.

Patanga (1949), Dil Ki Basti (1949), Sheesh Mahal (1950), Khel (1950), Daman (1951), Anand Bhavan (1953), Mirza Ghalib (1954), Tankhah (1956), Durgesh Nandini (1956) and Yahudi (1958) are among her noted movies. She was most active during the 1950s and appeared in only a lesser number of movies later. Jumbish: A Movement – The Movie in 1986 was her last Bollywood film. The famous song of Patanga-49 ” Mere piya gaye Rangoon” was filmed on her. She looked very attractive in that song. The song is still popular.

When she was working for Ranjit Films, she posed for a provocative photo. On the publication of that photo, Ranjit removed her from their films. Later many other heroines did such Photo sessions, but the First daring was by Nigar Sultana.

Nigar Sultana was linked with Pakistani actor Darpan Kumar. She had actually married him, when he was called to Bombay by kardar for his films. In the mid 50s when she was in financial difficulties Darpan and she were divorced. On 13 June 1959, Nigar Sultana held a press conference specifically to deny reports that she was married to the Pakistani actor. Later, Nigar Sultana married K. Asif, producer-director of Mughal-e-Azam (1960). When finally she divorced K.Asif, he gave her 200 rupees per month as compensation.

Nigar had close friendship with actor Shyam, Kamal Amrohi, Najam Naqvi, Rehman, Zuhur Raja, and D N Madhok also.

Nigar Sultana was the mother of actress Heena Kausar. Heena Kausar appeared in secondary roles in a large number of films during the 1970s and early 1980s.

Two actresses of the 1950s, Chitra (born Afsar-un-nisa) and Paras (born Yusuf-un-nisa) were Nigar Sultana’s nieces.

She had also been married to S. M. Yusuf when he lived in India, with whom she had one child. The child became actress Heena Kausar. Nigar acted in 52 films in her 26 years’ career.

She died on 23 April 2000 in Mumbai, India. ( Thanks to wiki, book Inhe na Bhulana by Harish Raghuwanshi ji, HFGK, muVyz and my notes, for this information.)

Let us now listen to today’s excellent song from the film Sardar-55. As I had said in a few articles back, many such ‘Gems’ from the 50’s must still be uncovered. Jagmohan used 5 singers for 9 songs. Today’s song is by Asha Bhosle. In that period, she always got songs for Cabarets, Mujaras, dances and for side heroines. From this struggling position, she fought her way up to an enviable position, reaching Guiness Records. Hats off to her grit and hard work.


Song-Aayee jhoom ke deewaani liye pyaar ki nishaani (Sardaar)(1955) Singer- Asha Bhonsle, Lyricist-Udhav Kumar, MD- Jagmohan Sursagar (Jaganmoy Mitra)

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

aayi jhoom ke deewaani
liye pyaar ki nishaani
zara dil tu sambhal jaana
aayi jhoom ke deewaani
liye pyaar ki nishaani
zara dil tu sambhal jaana
machal kahin mat jaana
tujhe apni kasam
aayi jhoom ke deewaani
liye pyaar ki nishaani
zara dil tu sambhal jaana

tujhko hansaane tadpaane
hazaaron anjaane tere ghar aaye
banke deewaane parwaane
bejaane pehchaane yahaan mandraaye
gar jeena hai to dhokhe se zara dil tu sambhal jaana
aayi jhoom ke deewaani
liye pyaar ki nishaani
zara dil tu sambhal jaana

koi agar lalchaaye
tujhe bahlaaye
bane dildaara
karde jigar dikhlaaye
kasam bhi khaye
wahi haaye mara
in ghaaton se aur baaton se zara dil tu sambhal jaana
aayi jhoom ke deewaani
liye pyaar ki nishaani
zara dil tu sambhal jaana

ye hai zamaane waale
bade matwaale
sabhi saudaayi
padna na inke paale
na karna hawaale
nazar harjaai
koi aankhen bichha khaanse na zara
dil tu sambhal jaana
aayi jhoom ke deewaani
liye pyaar ki nishaani
zara dil tu sambhal jaana
aayi jhoom ke deewaani
liye pyaar ki nishaani
zara dil tu sambhal jaana


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Blog Day :

4722 Post No. : 16433

Today’s song is from a Mythological film- Shri Krishna Bhakti-1955. Made under the banner of Combined films Traders, Bombay, it was directed by the Wizard of Trick scenes- Babubhai Mistry. MD was my favourite- Chitragupta. All the 8 songs of this film were written by G S Nepali.

Hindu religion describes how the 10 Avatars of Lord Vishnu (Dashavataar) actually represent the Evolution of the Human race. The 10 Avatars were…

1. Matsya….Life started from water.
2. Kachha(Tortoise)…. First Amphibian who learned to live both in Sea and on Land.
3. Varaah (The Boar)….Life solely on Land.
4. Narsimha….Half qualities of Animal and half of Human.
5. Waman….Developing Humans.
6. Parshuram….Human ruled by Emotions
7. Shri Ram….Perfect Human being.
8. Shri Krishna….Survival amongst the opposition.
9. The Buddha….Extreme stage of Sacrifice
10. Kalki….End of Anarchy and present set up, to start a New Age all over again….Yet to come.

The most popular among these are, of course, Ram and Krishna. But what was the necessity of these Avatars at all ? Answer to this is in Bhagwad Geeta. BHAGAVAD GITA is one of our cultural heritage books. It is a part of Mahabharat and is also a part of Bramhopnishad-which is a scripture on Yogas.

This is a dialogue between Lord Shri Krishna and Arjun. The legend says that when Kauravas and Pandavas stood opposite each others for a war on Kurukshetra, Dhritrashtra,the blind father of Kauravas asked Sanjay- who had the divine power of seeing the war at Kurukshetra- to describe him the war happenings. Sanjay starts and in the course of his reporting, the entire Geeta too is narrated.

Without going into the details further, enough to stress that Lord Shrikrishna explains to Arjuna that, whenever there is a decline of Dharma and righteousness, He takes birth from age to age (sambhavami yuge yuge), to protect the virtuous, destroy evil-doers and to reestablish Dharma and righteousness.

This is described in the IV chapter, stanzas 7 and 8 in Bhagavad Gita thus-

“Yada Yada Hi Dharmasya
Glanirva Bhavathi Bharatha,
Abhyuthanam Adharmaysya
Tadatmanam Srijami Aham’.

Bhagavad Gita (Chapter IV-7)

“Whenever there is decay
of righteousness O! Bharatha
And a rise of unrighteousness
then I manifest Myself!”

Praritranaya Sadhunam
Vinashaya Cha Dushkritam
Dharamasansthapnaya
Sambhavami Yuge-Yuge.”

Bhagavat Gita (Chapter IV-8)

“For the protection of the good,
for the destruc­tion of the wicked and
for the establishment of righteousness,
I am born in every age.”

Indian filmmakers have made several films on the stories associated with these two Avatars- Ram and Krishn. Lord Ram has always been hailed as the “Purushottam” or the complete man. Personally, I feel that Characters like Shri Ram are not suitable for this age. For today’s times, the best suited is Krishna. While Ram taught us how to rule righteously, Krishna taught us how to win over the Villains and be successful. In today’s context, Krishn-Niti is more suitable,I aver. When your righteous living is in danger due to evil forces, you can not remain like a Purshottam. You will need to adopt Krishn Niti for survival. The best difference between these two can be explained by this Shlok.

Shri Ram – Ahinsa Parmo Dharmah….There is nothing greater than Non violence.

Shri Krishna – Dharma Hinsa tathaiva cha….You are justified to pick up arms for a just cause.

For the last 100 odd years, we were taught only the first part, but now we realise the second part is more suitable for our survival, in these times. Krishna Niti says, there is nothing wrong to adopt unconventional methods if your Right Cause is facing strong opposition. Lord Krtishna’s life was full of interesting episodes and therefore I like Krishna more than Ram, for his relevance to modern times.

Today’s song is from a film which depicts the story of a Krishn Bhakt. It is about how the devotee is saved from imminent death. The story of the film is….

In a village lives a boastful Bramhin Balbhadra Shastri and Cheta-the Krishn Bhakta Harijan. One day Cheta invites several Sadhus for food, whom Balbhadra had insulted. At the time of meals, the Sadhus get more than enough food. At the same time, food from Balbhadra’s house disappears. This enrages Balbhadra Shastri. On Janmashtami day, Shanti- Balbhadra’s daughter serves Prasad to Seva, son of Cheta. Balbhadra is very angry and hits Seva. He becomes unconscious. Same time the Idol in the temple disappears miraculously. People are afraid and request Cheta to invoke God to come back. Cheta sings a Bhajan and Seva comes alive and at the same time the Temple idol returns. All the people start hailing Cheta.

Balbhadra is very angry and decides to kill Cheta, but in the melee, instead of Cheta, Balbhadra kills his own daughter Shanta. Balbhadra accuses Cheta of her murder and takes him to court. Cheta is sentenced to death. On the day of execution, when Cheta is singing a bhajan while on way to the Gallows, suddenly, Shanta comes running and explains that the killed girl was someone else and she was kidnapped. Cheta is freed. Balbhadra repents and Cheta is honoured as a Great Krishn Bhakt.

The great Editor and special effect-Trick scene expert Babubhai Mistri ( 5-9-1918 to 20-12-2010), in the beginning, was an assistant with Prakash pictures.Prakash was making a film “Khwabon ki Duniya”- 37, based on the famous novel “The Invisible Man” by H.G.Wells,1897.The shooting started but the basic problem was how to show the ‘invisible‘ man. There was no special effect technique available in India till then, like in Hollywood.

Vijay Bhatt had an assistant called Babubhai Mistri, who accepted the challenge and using a dim light, a black curtain and a black thread to move articles, he achieved the desired results. This made the film not only a hit and popular one, but also a unique one. Babubhai Mistri, thus, became the father of the trick scenes and special effects in India. In the process, Babubhai also earned a nickname of ‘kaala dhaaga‘ (black thread) for the rest of his life, in the film industry.

Babubhai directed 49 Hindi films-mostly B and C grade Mythologicals, Costume, and Historical films. He also directed 1 Telugu and 9 Gujarati films. His first film as a director was Muqabala-42. Surprisingly he started off with a social film, but there was a valid reason. The initial Poster Painter had developed into a skilled Editor and trick scene expert, by his own hard work, encouraged by the Wadia brothers. The film was an unusual film of a story of twin sisters. Wadias wanted Babubhai to do something which will make the film stand out from all other such films.

Directed by Babubhai Mistry, it was the last movie of Fearless Nadia for Wadia Movietone. She had a double role of twin sisters: good Madhuri and bad Rita.
This film was First in India to use Split-screen method for double roles, where both sisters could cross each others, shake hands and talk together. The other attraction was the Night club set, which, in case of police Raid, could be converted into a respected residence in few minutes. It was a great fun to watch these two things.
A happy ending picture, but to see and hear the laboured Hindi dialogues of Madhuri (good Nadia) was another treat.

Today’s song is a bhajan by Mohd. Rafi and chorus.


Song- Ganga mein nahin Jamuna mein nahin (Shri Krishn Bhakti)(1955) Singer- Mohd. Rafi, Lyricist- G S Nepali, MD- Chitragupta
Chorus

Lyrics

Ganga mein nahin
Jamuna mein nahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin een een een
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

kyun naam na lekar dhan jode
kaudi ke liye naataa tode
kyun naam na lekar dhan jode
kaudi ke liye naataa tode

sone mein nahin chaandi mein nahin
sone mein nahin chaandi mein nahin
heere mein nahin moti mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

chupke se ro(?) man ki maala
chupke dekhe murli waala
chupke se ro(?) man ki maala
chupke dekhe murli waala

jantar mein nahin mantar mein nahin
jantar mein nahin mantar mein nahin
dharti mein nahin saagar mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin

paataal gagan jal mein thhal mein
muskaata hua ?? pal mein
paataal gagan jal mein thhal mein
muskaata hua ?? pal mein

mandir mein nahin teerthon mein nahin
mandir mein nahin teerthon mein nahin
Geeta mein nahin Vedon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
mehlon mein nahin
kutiyon mein nahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin
jahaan yaad karo Bhagwaan wahin


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Blog Day :

4720 Post No. : 16428

Today’s song is from the film Ekadashi-1955, a Mythological film.

Culture and Religion have a close relationship. The commonest points of Religion, followed by a majority for time immemorial, becomes the culture of the nation. Raas Garba, Ganesh Utsav, Diwali celebrations and Indian Calendar New Year days in respective regions are no more a matter of Religion by now. They have become the cultural heritage of the country. A good example is Holi or lighting done on Deepavali or touching the feet of the elders…all these constitute Culture, though its roots are traceable to religion.

Today, Religion, for most people in the world, I feel,is limited to one’s personal space and I believe, in today’s setup it is also very appropriate to limit the religion to one’s home. One should not get confused between Religion and Bhakti. Mythological films are based essentially on stories from the Holy books, like Ramayana, Mahabharat or the Puranas. Bhakti pradhan films are based on personalities engaged in devotion to their Deity. Thus, films like Narsi Bhagat or Sant Tukaram are Bhakti pradhan films, whereas films like Pawanputra Hanuman or Veer Arjun are Mythological or Pauranik films. Films on saints like Kabir, Soordas, Tulsidas or Tyagaraja are not religious but Mythological films are surely religious films.

The film Ekadashi-55 was made by All India pictures. produced by R.L. and M.L.Arora, it was directed by V.M.Gunjal. The music director of Ekadashi-55 was Avinash Vyas, ably assisted by Jayanti lal. There were 8 songs in the film. The cast of the film was Trilok Kapoor, Mala Sinha ( her only Mythological film), Sulochana, Gope, Badri Prasad etc etc. The Heroine of this film was Mala Sinha. It is mentioned in HFGK and also features in the credits of the film. However,strangely, she always avoided accepting that she ever worked in this film.

Mala Sinha came from Calcutta to make a career in Bombay films. In Calcutta she worked in a Bilingual film ‘Chitrangada-54’ in Bangla and Hindi. In 54 again, she did her first film in Bombay, Badshah-54 (released on 15-10-54), then came Hamlet-54 (released on 7-1-55), Riyasat-55 and Ekadashi-55.

In all her interviews, Mala Sinha always quoted “Rangeen Raten”-56 with Shammi Kapoor as her first film in Bombay. She was ashamed of revealing that in film Riyasat-55, her Hero was Mahipal and in film Ekadashi-55 it was Trilok Kapoor. She always hid this fact. There are many Heroines who want to hide their struggling days. For example,in the film “Professor”-62 Shammi Kapoor’s Heroine was Kalpana. Though touted as her first film, her first film was Pyar ki Jeet-62, opposite Mahipal- a fact which Kalpana always hid from everyone.

Similarly, A grade Heroine Meena Kumari also had done several Mythological and costume films before Baiju Bawra took her high up and above other Heroines. Films like Veer Ghatotkach-49, Shri Ganesh Mahima-50, Laxmi Narayan-51, Hanuman Paataal vijay-51 and Alladin aur Jadui Chirag-52 had Mahipal as her Hero. In her later years, she always hid her earlier film Heroes.

Even comedian Johnny Walker, who is supposed to have made a beginning with Baazi-51, had earlier worked in “The last message or Aakhri paigham”-49. However this fact is not told by anyone.

Not only actors, but even singers do this. They hesitate to say that they first sang for C grade films. Take the case of Sudha Malhotra, who used to declare Arzoo-50 as her first film, under Anil Biswas, but she never told that earlier she had sung 3 songs in film Aakhri paigham-49, under the baton of Abid Hussein Khan, composer.

Lyricists are not far behind. Gulzar’s first song was not from Bandini – 63, as is claimed. He has written lyrics in films Choron ki Baraat-60, Diler Haseena-60 and Shriman Satyawadi-60. He wrote these songs as Gulzar Deenvi. Then he wrote lyrics in the film Kabuliwala-61 and Prempatra-62 in the name of Gulzar. Even then he claims Bandini-63 as his first film- which is wrong.

It is very unfortunate that once the artiste becomes famous, he tends to forget his humble beginning with a less known film or a composer. This is because they are ashamed of it. I feel the blame also goes to people who take their interview, because the interview takers do not do proper homework. Many times they do not know anything and simply note down whatever is told by the artiste.

Coming back to today’s film Ekadashi-1955, many of the younger generation may not know what Ekadashi means. Not their fault. Children learn from what goes around , first in the family and then in the world around them.

What is Ekadashi ?

Ekadasi, is the eleventh lunar day (Tithi) of the shukla (bright) or krishna (dark) paksha (fortnight) of every lunar month in the Hindu calendar (Panchang). In Hinduism and Jainism it is considered a spiritually beneficial day. Scriptures recommend observing an (ideally waterless) fast from sunrise on the day of Ekadashi to sunrise on the day following Ekadashi. Hindu scriptures teach that it is especially important to avoid all beans and all grains on this day because on the day of Ekadashi these two foods are contaminated by sin, one should eat only fruits and vegetables and milk products on this day. Ekadashi day is recognized as the best of all days to fast because it is on this day of the moon phase in which the rays of the moon actually nourish the subtle nerves and feelings of the heart.

Two Ekadashis occur in one month according to positions of the moon. The progression of the moon from full moon to new moon is divided into fifteen equal arcs. Each arc measures one lunar day, called “tithi”: The time it takes the moon to traverse that distance is the length of that lunar day. Ekadashi refers to the 11the tithi, or lunar day. The eleventh tithi therefore corresponds to a precise phase of the waxing and waning moon: In the bright half of the lunar month, the moon will appear roughly 3/4 full on Ekadashi, and in the dark half of the lunar month, the moon will be about 3/4 dark on Ekadashi.

Bhagavata Purana (sk. IX, adhy. 4) notes the observation of Ekadashi by Ambarisha, a devotee of Vishnu.

Ekadashi Vrat is supposed to be very important. In Maharashtra, the Ekadashi falling in the month of ASHADH is celebrated at Vitthal Mandir in the Holy city of Pandharpur. Lakhs of devotees walk for 21 days,barefoot, to reach the temple. It is called VAARI. Here is more information-

Ashadhi Ekadashi , Pandharpur

The Pandharpur yatra is held on Aashadi Ekadashi (June- July). One of the most famous pilgrimages in Maharashtra, Pandharpur Ashadhi Ekadashi Wari has been taking place for more than 700 years. This is a religious padyatra,which comprises over 1 million pilgrims traveling for 21 days to Vithoba temple by foot. Numerous palkhis (processions) from various towns and villages join the main palkhi that starts from Sant Tukaram Temple at Dehu in Pune district. The yatra culminates at the Vithoba temple on Ashadi Ekadasi at Pandharpur. The annual Pandharpur Yatra to the famous Vithoba Temple at Pandharpur in Maharashtra is an unparalleled pilgrimage that breaks the barriers of caste, creed, rich and poor. The main rituals are performed in the early morning (0300hrs).

This is not unique to Maharashtra. Almost in every state of India, such pilgrimages are undertaken. Speaking of the South, the pilgrimage to Lord Ayyappa on Sabarimala Hills in Kerala is famous. After 40 days of Penance and Abstinence, devotees walk-in Black Clothes- to Sabari Malai. In the North the pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi is well known. In the East people visit Kamakhya Devi on a Pilgrimage. Not millions, but Billions of Indians do these pilgrimages.

The film was directed by a veteran – Dada Gunjal. Director Vishnupant Mathaji Gunjal or simply Dada Gunjal, was born in Kolhapur in 1904. He was not interested in education,so after passing his matriculation,he joined the film industry. Initially he worked in various capacities,but concentrated on Directing the films. He established his own Gunjal Production company at Bombay and directed his first silent film Collegian in 1929. Soon ,realising that producing films was not his cake,he shifted to Directing films for Vishwesh film company,Bombay making silent films like Bharati, The Bandit, Vijeta,Bewafa Qatil, Khabardar, Bhedi Khanjar etc.

When Talkie films started ,he directed Bhakta ke bhagwan and Ambarish in 1934. Dada Gunjal directed in all 37 films. Some of his films were,Bhakta Dhruv, Panihari, Aparadhi, Ekadashi, Mata, Mamta, Tulsi, Bhakta ke Bhagwan, Noorjehan, Baaraat, Kirti, Pati patni, Alakh Niranjan, Mother india -1938 etc.

Dada Gunjal died in 1968.

The story of film Ekadashi-1955 was-

In the days of the King Rukmangad of Ayodhya, the King and all his subjects, Proud or Humble, adhered to this Fast and as a result, while they lived on this planet they had Peace of Mind and therefore Temporal Bliss and after death ascended to Heaven. Now that all Ayodhya people went to Heaven-and Ayodhya was a vast and populous kingdom-the population of Hell fell colossally. This caused great anxiety to the King of Hell-YAMRAJ, as his Prowess as King narrowed down with the diminished numbers. He took upon himself to create a breach in the strict observance of the fast by the King Rukmangad: as like King, like subjects, all would follow suit and prosperity would reign supreme in Hell. But all the manoeuvres of Yamraj fell flat against the religious fervour with which the King followed the observance. As a last resort, Yamraj got Mohini by supplicating to Brahma. Mohini-beauty incarnate in female form-was a power that subdued all it saw; sages or saints, high or low. The ordeal of putting up resistance to this force was too much for Rukmangad and he staggered. Diamond cuts diamond and woman does likewise. The Maharani Sandhyavalli knew this and her efforts and sacrifices to save her lord proved all in vain. The King’s heroic struggles against beauty aroused were wasted and when all seemed black for this holy pair their son, Dharmangad, rose to the sally of beauty. Child against beauty-both the highest creations of the Almighty were arrayed face to face. Finally,it was the victory of Good over Evil. Mohini accepted her defeat and withdrew. Thus the importance of Ekadashi Vrat remained intact.

Here is a song from this film sung by Lata Mangeshkar and chorus.


Song- Man ka mail tu dho le re dhobaniya (Ekaadashi)(1955) Singer- Lata, Lyricist- Pt. B C Madhur, MD- Avinash Vyas
Chorus

Lyrics

Man ka mail tu dho le re dhobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le
Man ka mail tu dho le re dhobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le
jag ke praani roz badalte
apne apne chole re dhobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le
Man ka mail tu dho le re dhobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le

Moh maaya ka bojh uthhaa kar
nainon ke panghat par jaa kar
kaam krodh mad lobh ko dho le
ghaat ghaat kyun doley re dhobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange

kapde dhote umar khoyegi
karmon ka kab mail dhoyegi
ek aasraa us dhobi ka
teri wo gathhri khole re dhobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange

Bramha Vishnu Shiv is jal mein
uske paap katenge pal mein
ek baar jo patit paavan
Ganga ki jai boley re dgobaniya aa aa
Man ka mail tu dho le
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange
jai Gange
jai Gange
har har Gange jai Gange


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Blog Day :

4712 Post No. : 16418

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 25
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“Teen Bhai”(1955) was directed by Hem Chandra for D P Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Nirupa roy, Shyama, Bharat Bhushan, Pahadi sanyal, Hiralal, Nazir Hussain, Gulab, Leela Mishra, Madan Puri,Chandrakala, Bhupendra Kapoor, Menka, Samar Chatterjee, Sarita devi, Colin Pal, Shivji Bhai, Nimbalkar, Shah, Sailen Bose, Shailaj, Kammo etc in it ith
Guest appearance by Pal Mahendra.

The movie had eight songs in it. One song has been covered in the past. That song was covered on this day ten years ago, and that song- Jaan gayi hoon pehchaan gayi hoon , remains the only song from the movie in the blog so far.

As blog ten year challenge, here is the second song from “Teen Bhai”(1955) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Sudha Malhotra. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Arun Kumar Mukherjee.

Only the audio of the song is available. It appears that only two stanzas of the song are available and those two stanzas have been repeated by the uploader to make it look like a long enough song.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Ban mein boley bulbul aur man mein boley maina(Teen Bhai) (1955) Singer-Sudha Malhotra, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Arun Kumar Mukherjee

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

bann mein boley bulbul
aur mann mein boley mainaa
ho bann mein boley
bann mein boley bulbul
aur mann mein boley mainaa
rey ud ud jaaye
o udd udd jaaye
gagan mein morey naainaa aa
bann mein boley
bann mein boley bulbul
aur mann mein boley mainaa
ho bann mein boley

ye kaarey kaarey baadal
baajaaye meethi maadal
hooo oo ooo hoo oo hoo oo
aahhhaaa hhaaa hhaaa hhhaaa
ye kaarey kaarey baadal
baajaaye meethi maadal
ye sunn sunn ankhiyon mein
phailaa jaaye kaajal
ho phailaa jaaye kaajal
laagey rey laagey aey ae ae
sunehrey laagey
sunehrey laagey din ye
rupahaley laagey rainaa
rey udd udd jaaye
ho udd udd jaaye
gagan mein morey nainaa aa
bann mein boley

ye kaarey kaarey baadal
baajaaye meethi maadal
hooo oo ooo hoo oo hoo oo
aahhhaaa hhaaa hhaaa hhhaaa
ye kaarey kaarey baadal
baajaaye meethi maadal
ye sunn sunn ankhiyon mein
phailaa jaaye kaajal
ho phailaa jaaye kaajal
laagey rey laagey aey ae ae
sunehrey laagey
sunehrey laagey din ye
rupahaley laagey rainaa
rey udd udd jaaye
ho udd udd jaaye
gagan mein morey nainaa aa
bann mein boley
bann mein boley bulbul
aur mann mein boley mainaa
ho bann mein boley

ye meethhi meethhi ghadiyaan
jo moti si thin ladiyaan
oo oooo ooo oo oo ooo
haahhhaa aaahhaaa hhhaaa hhhaaaa
ye meethi meethi ghadiyaan
o jo moti si thin ladiyaan
o lagee lagee phaagun mein
phoolon ki phuljadiyaan
ho phoolon ki phuljhadiyaan
main kis sey kahoon oon oon
kis sey kahoon
main kis sey kahoon
baat meri kaun suney bainaa
rey udd udd jaaye
ho udd udd jaaye
gagan mein morey naainaa aan aa
bann mein boley

ye meethhi meethhi ghadiyaan
jo moti si thhin ladiyaan
ho o ho o ho o
haahhhaa aaahhaaa hhhaaa hhhaaaa
ye meethi meethi ghadiyaan
o jo moti si thin ladiyaan
ho lagee lagee phaagun mein
phoolon ki phuljadiyaan
ho phoolon ki phuljhadiyaan
main kis sey kahoon oon oon
kis sey kahoon
main kis sey kahoon
baat meri kaun suney bainaa
rey udd udd jaaye
ho udd udd jaaye
gagan mein morey naainaa aan aa
bann mein boley


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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


What is this blog all about

This blog discusses Bollywood songs of yesteryears. Every song has a brief description, followed by a video link, and complete lyrics of the song.

This is a labour of love, where “new” songs are added every day, and that has been the case for over THIRTEEN years. This blog has over 16600 song posts by now.

This blog is active and online for over 4000 days since its beginning on 19 july 2008.

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(© 2008 - 2021) atulsongaday.me The content of this site is copyrighted and it may not be reproduced elsewhere without prior consent from the site/ author of the content.

Total number of songs posts discussed

16615

Number of movies covered in the blog

Movies with all their songs covered =1280
Total Number of movies covered=4520

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