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Posts Tagged ‘1957


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Regulars may notice that nthese days we rarely discusss songs composed by music directors likr Naushad, O P Nayyar, Madan Mohan, S D Burman etc. It is not by choice but by “compulsion”. All these music directors composed around 550-750 songs each. Only around 100 odd songs and in some cases even less than 100 songs are left to be discussed.

Take the case of O P Nayyar. He composed 566 songs in 73 Hindi movies. The blog has 450 songs from 66 movies. So, we have only around 116 odd songs left to be discussed. 46 out of these 66 movies have already been YIPPEED.

When I looked up at the songs of O P Nayyar in the blog, I noticed that “Qaidi”(1957) is one of those films that still have several songs not yet discussed. This movie, which was produced by F C Mehra and directed by Mohammad Hussain for Eagle Films, Bombay. The movie had Padmini, Suresh, Agha, Anwar, Kumar, Kamal Mehra, Helen, Leela, Raagini, Rajan Kapoor, Amrit Rana, Tuntun, Munshi Munaqqa, Agha Miraz, Nazeera, Rafiq, Sattar etc with Johny Walker, Shyam Sundar and Randhir as guest artists in it.

The movie had eight songs in it and only three of these songs are covered in the blog so far.

Here is the fourth song from “Qaidi”(1957) t9o appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Jaan Nisaar Akhtar is the lyricist. Music is composed by O P Nayyar.

Only the audio of this song is available. In O P Nayyar movies, Asha Bhonsle tended to sing for all female characters be they the heroine, the cabarat dancer or the mother. So I cannot vouch for the fact that this song is picturised on Padmini the leading lady, who indeed lip synced another Asha Bhonsle song in the movie that has been covered in the past. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

I heard this song for the first time only just now. And I found this song sound like a breath of fresh air. What a nice and breathtaking song song to listen to !

This song is only the 16th composition of O P Nayyar to appear in the blog this year. Even with this leisurely pace, we should hopefully be able to cover all available O P Nayyar compositions in a year or so.


Song-Hamse bhi aate jaate aankh milaana door se (Qaidi)(1957) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Jaan Nisaar Akhtar, MD-O P Nayyar

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

aa haa ha haa aa ha
aa haa haa haa
aa haa ha aa aa ha
aa haa haa haa

hamse bhi aate jaate aankh milaana door se
o baabu door se
koi nishaana door se
hamse bhi aate jaate aankh milaana door se
o baabu door se
koi nishaana door se
aa haa haa aa aa haa
aa haa haa aa aa ha

aankhon mein bhar ke laayi
baahon mein bhar ke laayi
jalwe bahaar ke
ghaayal nazar se kar de
teeron se dil ko bhar de
din hain ye pyaar ke
o baabu pyaar ke
din hain ye pyaar ke
hamse bhi aate jaate
aankh milaana door se
o baabu door se
koi nishaana door se
hamse bhi aate jaate
aankh milaana door se
o baabu door se
koi nishaana door se
aa ha ha aa aa ha
aa ha ha aa aa ha

zulfen ye kaali kaali
lachke kamar ki daali
chalti main jhoom ke
hansti nazar jo loote
bijli dilon pe toote
dekho to ghoom ke
o baabu ghoom ke
dekho to ghoom ke
hamse bhi aate jaate
aankh milaana door se
o baabu door se
koi nishaana door se
hamse bhi aate jaate
aankh milaana door se
o baabu door se
koi nishana door se

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This article is written by Peevesie’s Mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Today we will have a song from the 1957 L.V. Prasad directed Meena Kumari- Raj Kapoor- Shyama starrer ‘Sharada’ – written as ‘Shaarda’ by Atulji in the ‘List-of songs-moviewise’. It is mentioned as ‘Sharada’ in the filmography of Meena Kumari (a rule in English grammar says that proper nouns can be written with any spelling, specially there is no right or wrong spellings as far as Indian words are concerned).

The movie had ten songs with “Raghupati Raaghav Raaja Ram” being a multi-part or multi-version song. Atulji posted the first song from this movie in 2009 – “Lehraaye Jiya Balkhaaye Jiya”   a song sung by Asha Bhonsle and picturised on Shyama. And Atul ji opened that post with these lines.

I thought that I had posted songs from “Sharada” in the past. It turns out that I was confusing “Sharada” with “Sadhana”. Yes, those days we had movies with names like “Sharada”, “Sadhana”, “Kalpana” etc which were also the names of some well-known actresses. Incidentally, the actress with the same name was nowhere to be found in these movies.

The next song to posted on the blog was “Chaahe Zindagi Se Kitna Bhi Bhaag Re“. This was a philosophical song and in his write up with the song Atul ji has mentioned that he was surprised about the company that Raj Kapoor had in this movie namely Meena Kumari heroine, Rajinder Krishan as lyricist and C Ramachandra for music. There have been two more songs since then “Jap Jap Jap Jap Jap Re” and “Raghupati Raaghav Raaja Ram” . This means that it is exactly two years since the last song from the movie was posted.

It is a known fact that Ramchandra Chitalkar mostly used Lata Mangeshkar for his requirements of female voice. But recently I gained knowledge that he has used other singers too. Last month there was this meet of RMIM in Bangalore and at the invitation of our Gajendra Khanna ji I attended it primarily because the focus was to be on C Ramachandra on his birth centenary year. This was a meet of like-minded music aficionados from all parts of India. I felt like a trivial creature in the midst of people who boasted of knowledge about Chitalkar. The feeling of triviality was further compounded when I heard about how people were passionate about their collections of vinyl records, pamphlets of movies, articles about films etc. (A detailed report on the meet is awaited from the master of ceremonies of that event – Gajendra Khanna ji). It was there, at the meet, that I learnt that he has used other female singers too.

Today’s song has Chaandbala, Shamshad Begum and Asha Bhonsle as singers. The song is a stage song. It has Anita Guha playing a dominating wife to a timid husband. There is Agha peeping from behind the sidelines. I would love to know who is the artist – the one lip syncing the lines about the “Lala being a Joru Ka Ghulam”- for whom Asha Bhonsle has given her voice. I would love to know who is playing the timid husband.

I am sure all the regular followers of the blog would have guessed where I am headed. Why I have chosen this particular song and music director. This is my humble gift to the Mahaan fan of C. Ramchandra in our midst.

On the occasion of our Guruji’s birthday let us wish him lots of fun and joy, music and entertainment. I thank the Almighty that he is with us for guiding us through this musical journey of ours, and pray that this journey together continues on and on and . . .

Wish you a very happy Birthday, Guru ji

P.S: please throw some light on the singers of this song specially Chandbala.

Song – Bhaagwaan Zara Dheere Bol (Sharada) (1957) Singers – Asha Bhosle, Shamshad Begum, Chaandbala, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra

Lyrics

ye subah subah kya karte aap
bhaagwaan geeta ka jaap
kyon re nikhattu
bhaade ke tattu
aur nahi koi tujhko kaam
jab dekho ye pustak lekar
japta hai tu ram naam 
ari bhaagwaan
naam ram ka lena to koi paap nahi hai
paki pakai dene wala
ghar me koi tera bap nahi hai

bhaagwaan zara dheere bol
ari bhaagwaan zara dheere bol
kya mai ooncha bol rahi hoon
baat baat me zehar na ghol 
main to amrit ghol rahi hoon
ye amrit hai to ja la de ek zahar ka pyala
ye amrit hai to ja la de ek zahar ka pyala
arre main nahin vidhva hone wali tere kahe se lala
main nahin vidhva hone wali tere kahe se lala
bol ko pehle apne tol
main to moti rol rahi hoon
bhagwaan zara dheere bol
kya mai ooncha bol rahi hoon

kyon bhai lala sundar lala
kaho aajkal kya hai haal
biwi ke haathon bezaar
mar gaye jeete ji hum yaar
chup baithun to wo naraaz
bol padoon to sataynash 
yaar kahi se la de mujhko
tola bhar affyum
sukh saans miley jo chhoote
ye htayaari joon 

dekh lo ye joru ka ghulam dekh lo
dekh lo ye joru ka ghulam dekh lo
mardon ko karey badnam dekh lo
mardon ko karey badnam dekh lo
dekh lo ye joru ka ghulam dekh lo
dekh lo ye joru ka ghulam dekh lo

aaurat se ye maar khaaye
haath utha na paaye
aaurat se ye maar khaaye
haath utha na paaye
to bolo bhaiya kaahe duniya me tum aaye
to bolo bhaiya kaahe duniya me tum aaye

dekhna ho to ye bhola ram dekh lo
dekhna ho to ye bhola ram dekh lo
mardon ko karey badnam dekh lo
dekh lo ye joru ka ghulam dekh lo

are tu hovat bhai kaahe udaas
jab kah hi gaye kavi tulsidas
par lalle ki maa ne bhaiya
padhi nhai ramayan
padhi jo hoti kaahe mere
peechhe padti daayan

to suno bataaun ek tarqeeb
ho jaaoge dang
hing lagey na fitkari
aur chokha aaye rang

kyon re nikhattu
bhaade ke tattu
ho tera satyanash
bol ye tere munh se kaisi
aaj aa rahi baas
hum to aaj chadhaa ke aaye
pee ke aur pila ke aaye
arre bol kahaan se pee ke aaya
ye na samjhna chori ki hai
tere baba ke sang pi hai
leta hai mere baap ka naam 
tera baba badaa sharaabi
mera baba
haan
tera baba badaa kabaabi
mera baba
haan
tera baba
mera baba
tera baba
tera baba
tera baba tera baba
tera baba tera baba

kya ho gaya in ko haaye ram
badal gaye din bhagwaan

bol tu dheere bolegi
bolungi
bol tu dheere bolegi
haan bolungi
zahar kabhi phir gholegi
na na amrit gholungi

kshama karo mere swami mujhko
kshama karo mere swami mujhko
bol ko pehle tolungi
sada hi moti rolungi
sada hi dheere bolungi
haan sada hi dheere bolungi
sada hi dheere bolungi
haan sada hi dheere bolungi
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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ये सुबह सुबह क्या करते आप
भागवान गीत का जाप
क्यों रे निखट्टू
भाड़े के टट्टू
और नहीं कोई तुझको काम
जब देखो ये पुस्तक लेकर
जपता है तू राम नाम
अरी भागवान
नाम राम का लेना कोई पाप नहीं है
पकी पकाई देने वाला
घर में कोई तेरा बाप नहीं है

भागवान ज़रा धीरे बोल
अरी भागवान ज़रा धीरे बोल
क्या मैं ऊंचा बोल रही हूँ
बात बात में जहर ना घोल
मैं तो अमृत घोल रही हूँ
ये अमृत है तो जा ला दे एक जहर का प्याला
ये अमृत है तो जा ला दे एक जहर का प्याला
अरे मैं नहीं विधवा होने वाली तेरे कहे से लाला
मैं नहीं विधवा होने वाली तेरे कहे से लाला
बोल को अपने पहले तोल
मैं तो मोती रोल रही हूँ
भागवान ज़रा धीरे बोल
क्या मैं ऊंचा बोल रही हूँ

क्यों भई सुंदर लाला
कहो आज कल क्या है हाल
बीवी के हाथों बेज़ार
मर गए जीते जी हम यार
चुप बैठूँ तो वो नाराज़
बोल पड़ूँ तो सत्यानास
यार कहीं से ला दे मुझको
तोला भर अफफ़्यूम
सुख सांस मिले तो छूटे
ये हत्यारी जून

देख लो ये जोरू का ग़ुलाम देख लो
देख लो ये जोरू का ग़ुलाम देख लो
मर्दों को करे बदनाम देख लो
मर्दों को करे बदनाम देख लो
देख लो ये जोरू का ग़ुलाम देख लो
देख लो ये जोरू का ग़ुलाम देख लो

औरत से ये मार खाये
हाथ उठा नहीं पाये
औरत से ये मार खाये
हाथ उठा नहीं पाये
तो बोलो भैया काहे दुनिया में तुम आए
तो बोलो भैया काहे दुनिया में तुम आए

देखना हो तो ये भोला राम देख लो
देखना हो तो ये भोला राम देख लो
मर्दों को करे बदनाम देख लो
देख लो ये जोरू का ग़ुलाम देख लो

अरे तू होवार भाई काहे उदास
जब कह ही गए कवि तुलसीदास
पर लल्ले की माँ ने भैया
पढ़ी नहीं रामायण
पढ़ती जो होती काहे मेरे
पीछे पड़ती डायन

क्यों रे निखट्टू
भाड़े के टट्टू
हो तेरा सत्यानास
बोल ये तेरे मुंह से कैसी
आज आ रही बास
हम तो आज चढ़ा के आए
पी के और पिला के आए
अरे बोल कहाँ से पी के आया
ये ना समझना चोरी की है
तेरे बाबा के संग पी है
लेता है मेरे बाप का नाम
तेरा बाबा बड़ा शराबी
मेरा बाबा
हाँ
तेरा बाबा बड़ा कबाबी
मेरा बाबा
हाँ
तेरा बाबा
मेरा बाबा
तेरा बाबा
तेरा बाबा
तेरा बाबा तेरा बाबा
तेरा बाबा तेरा बाबा

क्या हो गया इनको हाए राम
बादल गए दिन भागवान

बोल तू धीरे बोलेगी
बोलुंगी
बोल तू धीरे बोलेगी
हाँ बोलुंगी
जहर कभी फिर घोलेगी
ना ना अमृत घोलुंगी

क्षमा करो मेरे स्वामी मुझको
क्षमा करो मेरे स्वामी मुझको
बोल को पहले टोलुंगी
सदा ही मोती रोलुंगी
सदा ही धीरे बोलुंगी
हाँ सदा ही धीरे बोलुंगी
सदा ही धीरे बोलुंगी
हाँ सदा ही धीरे बोलुंगी


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

5th June is celebrated as ‘World Environment Day’ all over the world every year. The theme for this year is “Connecting People to Nature“.

I am approaching today’s post in a different manner. Instead of going into the details of the environmental agencies, their history and purpose, the significant environmental issues being faced by humanity on this planet, etc. I am thinking of our Hindi films and their music. The nature is so intimately connected herein. We cannot imagine our Hindi Film Music without ‘connecting with nature’.

So here I am trying to ‘connect with Nature’ with these beautiful ‘verses’ (taken from some of the memorable songs / poems / lyrics of Hindi films) and pray God that

May the earth be beautiful and
May the nature be bountiful
For the mankind, today
And generations to follow
Forever

The Hindi film song is the ultimate in the variety of just everything under the sun. Just thinking of nature and thinking of environment, there will zip through the mind, countless melodies and snippets of songs. And they moved so fast and so thick, that I am not able to capture them all. As quick as I could jot them down, as they sped past the vantage point in the mind, I make a connect yet once again with these memorable celebrations of the nature and all its elements – the rivers, the oceans, the trees, the mountains, the seasons, the birds, the flowers, the winds, the farmlands. . . you think of it, and there is a song for it in our films. And it makes me wonder, really wonder. . .

ये किस कवि की कल्पना का चमत्कार है
ये कौन चित्रकार है, ये कौन चित्रकार॰ ॰ ॰

I present what I believe is a very short list of nature’s presence in our song and music. I am sure there is a thousand more that you can think of and add. 🙂

हरियाला सावन ढ़ोल बजाता आया॰ ॰ ॰

मतवाला जिया डोले पिया झूमे घाटा छाए रे बादल॰ ॰ ॰

देखो रे आया मौसम सुहाना
कैसे कहूँ सोने का रंग आज लहराया॰ ॰ ॰

नील गगन पे उड़ते बादल आ आ आ
धूप में जलता खेत हमारा कर दे तू छाया॰ ॰ ॰

हे॰॰॰ नीले गगन के तले, धरती का प्यार पले
॰ ॰ ॰
शबनम के मोती, फूलों पे बिखरे
दोनों कि आस फले॰ ॰ ॰

हो नीले पर्वतों की धारा
आई ढूँढने किनारा
बड़ी दूर से॰ ॰ ॰

हरी हरी वसुंधरा पे नीला नीला ये गगन
के जिस पे बादलों की पालकी उड़ा रहा पावन
दिशाएँ देखो रंग भरी
चमक रही उमंग भरी
ये किसने फूल फूल पे किया सिंगार है
॰ ॰ ॰
ध्वजा से ये खड़े हुये हैं वृक्ष देवदार के
गलीचे ये गुलाब के
बगीचे ये बहार के॰ ॰ ॰

परबत ऊपर खिड़की खोले झाँके सुंदर भोर
चले पावन सुहानी
नदियों के ये राग रसीले, झरनों का ये शोर 
बहे झर झर पानी
मदभरा मदभरा समा, बन धुला धुला
हर काली सुख पल यहाँ, रस घुला घुला॰ ॰ ॰

झुकती घटा गाती हवा सपने जगाये
नन्हा से दिल मेरा मचल मचल जाये॰ ॰ ॰

ठंडी हवाएं लहराके आयेँ॰ ॰ ॰

पीपरा के फतवा सरीखे डोले मनवा
के हियरा में उठत हिलोर
पुरवा के झोंकवा में आईओ रे संदेसवा
के चल आज देसवा की ओर॰ ॰ ॰

पुरवा सुहानी आई रे॰ ॰ ॰ पुरवा
ऋतुओं की रानी आई रे॰ ॰ ॰ पुरवा

पर्बतों के पेड़ों पर, शाम का बसेरा है 
सुरमई उजाला है, चम्पई अँधेरा है॰ ॰ ॰

हवाओं पे लिख दो, हवाओं के नाम
हम अंजान परदेसियों का सलाम
॰ ॰ ॰
शाख पर जब धूप आई हाथ छूने के लिए
छांव छम से नीचे उतरी हंस के बोली आइये

पिघला है सोना दूर गगन पर
फैल रहे है शाम के साए॰ ॰ ॰

ये रात ये चांदनी फिर कहाँ॰ ॰ ॰ 
॰ ॰ ॰ पेड़ों की शाखों पर सोयी सोयी चांदनी
॰ ॰ ॰ लहरों के होठों पे मीठा मीठा राग है

चाद मद्धम है आसमान चुप है॰ ॰ ॰

आसमान के नीचे
हम आज अपने पीछे
प्यार का जहां बसा के चले॰ ॰ ॰

चुप है धरती चुप है चाँद सितारे॰ ॰ ॰

चाँद को क्या मालूम चाहता है उसे कोई चकोर॰ ॰ ॰

लहरों में झूलूँ, तारों को छुलूँ
रंगों में तैरूं, फूलों में फूलूँ॰ ॰ ॰

इतनी हसीन इतनी जवान रात क्या करे॰ ॰ ॰

रात मुस्कुराती है धडकनें जगाती है॰ ॰ ॰

आज की रात मुरादों की बारात आई है॰ ॰ ॰

कल और आयेंगे नगमो की खिलती कलियाँ चुनने वाले॰ ॰ ॰

ये बहारों का समा॰ ॰ ॰

ये वादियाँ ये फिजायें बुला रही है तुम्हे॰ ॰ ॰

इन हवाओं में इन फिजाओं में॰ ॰ ॰

कहते हैं तारे
हँसते नज़ारे
खुशियाँ लुटाए चला जा॰ ॰ ॰

छाई कारी बदरिया बैरनिया॰ ॰ ॰

गर्जत बरसत सावन आयो रे॰ ॰ ॰

ओ सजना॰ ॰ ॰
बरखा बहार आई
रस की फुहार लायी

रिम झिम के तराने ले के आई बरसात॰ ॰ ॰

आई झूम के बसंत झूमो संग संग में॰ ॰ ॰

ज़िन्दगी भर नहीं भूलेगी वो बरसात कि रात॰ ॰ ॰

बस्ती बस्ती परबत परबत गाता जाए बंजारा॰ ॰ ॰

हवा चले कैसे,  हवा चले कैसे
न तू जाने, न मैं जानू॰ ॰ ॰

नीली नीली झील में झलके, नील गगन का रूप
बहे रंग के धारे
ऊंचे ऊंचे पेड़ घनेरे, छनती जिनसे धूप
खड़े बांह पसारे
चंपई चंपई फिजा दिन खिला खिला
डाली डाली चिड़ियों की सदा
सुर मिला मिला॰ ॰ ॰

बर्फीली सर्दियों में किसी भी पहाड़ पर
वादी में गूँजती हुई खामोशियाँ सुने॰ ॰ ॰

फूलों के डेरे हैं साए घनेरे हैं
झूम रही है हवाएं॰ ॰ ॰

इस धरती इस खुले गगन का क्या कहना
मदमाती मदभरी पवन का क्या कहना
फूलों भरे ये गुलशन हरे
मगन हुआ तन मन क्या कहना॰ ॰ ॰

भगवन तेरी सुन्दर रचना कितनी न्यारी है
तेरी महिमा के गुण गाता हर नर नारी है॰ ॰ ॰

कश्ती का खामोश सफ़र है, शाम भी है तन्हाई भी
दूर किनारे पर बजती है, लहरों की शहनाई भी
॰ ॰ ॰
आज मुझे कुछ कहना है

Yes, there is something that needs to be said, there is a message of care, of caution that needs to be sent out. And that message is contained in the verses below, from the film ‘Pyaasa’ (1957).

The foot that tramples the innocent bumblebee. . . don’t let that foot be yours. Let this legacy remain for the generations to come.

[Ed Note: Apologies that this post is delayed; should have appeared on 5th June. Avinash ji had sent it in good time. ]


Song – Ye Hanste Huye Phool, Ye Mehka Hua Gulshan (Pyaasa) (1957) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics – Sahir Ludhianvi, MD – SD Burman

Lyrics

ye hanste huye phool
ye mehka huaa gulshan
ye rang mein aur noor mein
doobi huyi raahen
ye rang mein aur noor mein
doobi huyi raahen

ye phoolon ka ras pee ke
machalte huye bhanware
ye phoolon ka ras pee ke
machalte huye bhanware

main doon bhi to kya doon tumhe
aye shokh nazaaron
le de ke mere paas
kuchh aansoo hain
kuchh aahen

———————————-
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Ashwini Scrapwaala)
———————————–
ये हँसते हुए फूल
ये महका हुआ गुलशन
ये रंग में और नूर में
डूबी हुयी राहें
ये रंग में और नूर में
डूबी हुयी राहें
ये फूलों का रस पी के
मचलते हुए भंवरे
ये फूलों का रस पी के
मचलते हुए भंवरे

मैं दूं भी तो क्या दूं तुम्हे
अय शोख नजारों
ले दे के मेरे पास
कुछ आंसू है
कुछ आहें



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

Today’s song is from from an almost forgotten film of the Golden period- Jeevan Sathi-57. This particular song is a very melodious one which had been quite popular in those days. I was surprised how this song was not yet posted here so long. The song is sung by Geeta Dutt, written by Indeevar, it is composed by by a talented but a moderately successful composer- Bulo C. Rani.

Bulo C Rani was such composer whose best is buried under the debris . When the slow paced melodious music was replaced by the fast paced
rhythmic melodies, Bulo suddenly lost his relevance as a composer. He lived in a state of hibernation for so long that his death – a suicide – on 24th May 1993 at 73 was reported as if it was a matter of no big consequence. The eventful career of Bulo C Rani in the 40’s and the early 50’s was forgotten.

Bulo c Rani was born on may 6, 1920 in Hyderabad, Sindh and his original name was Bulo Chandiramani Ramchandani. His father Chandiram was also a composer and he has composed for a film Insan ya Shaitaan[1933]. Incidentally, this was the first film in which our National Anthem ” Jan gan Man…” was composed. Bulo obviously grew up in a musical atmosphere and hence in a way, it was not surprising that after graduating, he went to Lahore with the express intention of composing for films and joined Ghulam Haider for a while he came to mumbai in 1942 with D N Madhok and joined Ranjit films to assist Khemchand Prakash and later on to Gyan Dutt. Independently he gave music to Ranjit films from 1945 onwards only.

Khemchand gave him a break as a singer in 1942 in Mehman. in 1942 Gyan Dutt also gave him opportunity to sing. In 1943 he got six films to sing in. In all he sang 34 songs in 19 films. O JOGAN O BAIRAGI in Shankar Parvati [music by Gyan Dutt] was very popular. in 1944 he composed for Pagli Duniya. He composed for the film murti-45. in it Badariya Baras Gayi – which mukesh’s first song as the composer often claimed with pride – won popularity.Before that in film Paigham-43. 2 songs are credited to him. An important thing is, Bulo sang in Pagli Duniya-44 as BHOLA and subsequently too he sang as Bhola. Most people credit these songs to composer Bhola Shreshtha, which is wrong. BHOLA is Bulo C Rani.

Bulo composed for 71 films, and composed 574 songs.

His music was not highly original, but it successfully exploited the intrinsic acceptability of conventional forms such as bhajans, or the newly circulating patriotic musical idioms, which appealed to certain stock responses.

one wonders whether he was more adequate as a singer than a composer – at least when he began his career when actor – singers had singing voices!

Mukesh, after his initial failure as a singer, caught music lovers’ attention only when he sang for Bulo in ‘Moorty’ ( ‘Badariya baras gai us paar’/with Hamida and Khursheed/1945 )

The film ‘Jogan’ (1950) was a land -mark in Bulo’s career. His composing skill enabled him to enhance the inherent charm of Meerabai’s traditional bhajans such as ‘ghoonghat Ke Pat Khol re’, ‘Main to giridhar Ke ghar jaaoon’, ‘Damag damag dole naiya’ and ‘ Jogi mat ja, mat ja’. Even the Holi song (‘Rang daaro ri’) and the sentimental one in the voice of Talat (‘Sundarta Ke Sabhi Shikari’) were no less appealing. More than Dilip Kumar and Nargis in the film it was Bulo’s music which turned out to be the real star.

Before ‘Jogan’ came his way Bulo had already earned recognition through the films such as ‘Rajputani’ (‘Ja parwane ja kahin shama jal rahi hai/Mukesh, hamida and ‘Anjuman (‘Kaise bataoon tum se is dil ko pyar kyun hai’/Shamshad, Mukesh) and the immense popularity of the song ‘Armaan bhara dil toot gaya’ (‘Wafa/Lata, Mukesh).

Bulo C Rani had a special fascination for heavy voices which were capable of more expressive power. For the same reason he was able to create a great impact on listeners with the voices of Amirbai (‘Sooni padi hai payar k duniya tere baghair’/ ‘Carvan’).Zohra (‘Ankhon mein intezaar Ki duniya liye huve’/’Carvan’) and geeta Roy(Dutt) in the songs of ‘Jogan’. Bulo did not hesitate to create an enchanting melody in the song ‘Badi bhool hui tujhe pyar kiya’ in ‘Maghroor’. Geeta Dutt was his favourite singer. He gave over 60 songs to Geeta alone.

‘Bilwamangal’ (1954) was the last significant film of Bulo c Rani. Suraiya sang one of her most memorable song ‘Parwanon se preet seekhli, shama se seekha jal jaana’ and so did C.H. Atma in ‘Panghat pe more shyam bajaaye muraliya’.

Despite the popularity of a stray song such as ‘Hamen to loot liya milkehusn Walon ne’ (Ismail Azad/’Al Hilal’/1958), Bulo C Rani just continued to drift because his music had not remained a viable commercial proposition. After ‘Sunhare Qadam’ (1966), Bulo’s career came to an end. Having once enjoyed the position of prominence the lack of assignment made him restless. No films came to him. In addition, his family sold his posh flat in Shivaji Park and shifted to Versova, which hurt him a lot. He lost the will to live.

It was an irony of fate that the song he composed in the voice of Lata in his last film ‘Sunhare Qadam’ was ‘Maangne se jo maut mil jaati, Kaun jeeta zamane men’.

Irony was that in life he asked for death and he got it. And how horribly too ! It is said that he committed suicide by immolating himself. When his body was burning, he ran on the streets shouting in pain and finally fell on the road dead.

In the film Jeevan Sathi-57, there were 5 Lyricists. One of them was Kumud Tripathi. He joined the industry to become a Lyricist ( like comedian Kanhaiyalal Chaturvedi) but ended up becoming a comedian. During his struggling days in the early 50s, he was staying in Bandra’s slums along with Sunil Dutt and Rajendra kumar. He acted in 73 films. His one role I remember is from film Apradhi Kaun-57, in which he had sung two songs also on the screen. After retirement from the films, he joined TV and did a memorable role as Guptaji ( owner of a Gen. Store) in famous serial of the 1986 period- Nukkad.

Films with the title “Jeevan Saathi” were made 4 times. 1939, 1949, 1957,and 1988. The prefix Jeevan was used in 34 films in different combinations. The cast of the film was Ashok kumar, Usha Kiran, Anup kumar,Amarnath, Jabeen, Iftekhar, Mirza Musharraf etc etc. I have not seen this film, so I do not know if Iftekhar has done the Police officer’s role here. Iftekhar had become synonymous with Police Commissioner in Hindi films-like Jagdish Raj was always remembered as a Police Inspector ( a record 144 films ). The difference was Jagdish Raj never got promoted as a regular Commissioner, and Iftekhar mostly portrayed a Commissioner or Inspector General.

Along with Ashok Kumar, Motilal, Sanjeev Kumar and Amitabh Bachhan, Iftekhar is my favourite actor. I like the way he carried himself in any role.

Sayyadana Iftekhar Ahmed Shareef was born in Jallundhar on 26-2-1922. His father was a big gun i a private company at Kanpur, so his education upto Matriculation took place in Kanpur. Then he went to Lucknow to do a Diploma i Painting. He was very fond of singing and wanted to become a singer like the legendary Saigal. Naturally , he went to Calcutta to gain entry into singing . There he met Kamal Dasgupta who was impressed with his personality and mannerisms.

He not only recorded 2 of his songs, but also recommended his name as an actor to his production company. In 1944, Iftekhar was taken as an actor in film Taqraar, opposite actress Jamuna. Next year, he did Ghar-45 and also Rajlakshmi-45- in which Talat Mehmood also acted and sang songs. During this period he fell in love with a Jew Girl- Hanna Joseph, who stayed in his building. Iftekhar broke his earlier engagement to Sayeeda from Lucknow and got married to Hanna,after converting her to Islam. Sayeeda never married in her life time after this break up. He got 2 daughters.

After 1947, his family had migrated to pakistan, but he chose to remain in India. By that time he had done 2 more films,namely, Aisa Kyun and Tum aur Main. He decided to shift to Bombay due to riots in Calcutta in 47-48. In Bombay, he had no work and faced lot of problems. His wife had to do a job for sustenance. Iftekhar was recognised and helped by Ashok Kumar. He was given a role in film Muqaddar-50. Being a good painter, Iftekhar taught Painting to Ashok Kumar. In the next 20 years, he did 70 films.

Then came film Ittefaq-1969, in which he did the role of a Police Officer. This film changed his life and there was no looking back. Films like Zanjeer, Deewar etc further augmented his image and he was well entrenched. He bought a house, car etc. His daughters got married. Iftekhar acted in 318 films in all.

After his younger daughter’s death, Iftekhar was a broken man. He fell ill and within a month’s time, he died on 1-3-1995.

It is written many places on Internet that Iftekhar was the brother of actress Veena. It is NOT true. His only sister Shameem got married and migrated to Lahore,in 1947, where she died recently. ( adapted,with Thanks, from http://www.beetehuedin.blogspot.com)

Film Jeevan Sathi-57 had a complicated storyline, which I had read somewhere. Ashok Kumar’s sister is engaged to an young farmer but she loves a married lawyer having a wife and a son. The farmer comes to the city, meets with accident and is admitted to a hospital where the lawyer’s wife is admitted. they start loving each others. I did not read the story further. Same was the reaction of the audience also and the film was a flop.

The songs were quite good. There were 8 songs. 3 songs are already discussed on the Blog. Today’s song is the 4th song. For 8 songs, there were 7 singers, including Bulo himself.

Let us now enjoy this beautiful Geeta Dutt song…..


Song-Bahaar le ke aayi qaraar le ke aayi (Jeewan Saathi)(1957) Singer- Geeta Dutt, Lyricist- Indeevar, MD- Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

aa hahaha
aa hahahahaaa aa

bahaar leke aayi
karaar leke aayi ee
main teri duniya mein pyaar leke aayi
bahaar leke aayi
karaar leke aayi ee
main teri duniya mein pyaar leke aayi
bahaar leke aayi
aa hahaha haa

aankhon mein laayi hoon main laakhon baaten
aankhon mein laayi hoon main laakhon baaten
kaali kaali zulfon mein matwaali raaten
haaye matwaali raaten
kaali kaali zulfon mein matwaali raaten
haaye matwaali raaten
rangeen armaanon ke main haar leke aayi
main teri duniya mein pyaar leke aayi
bahaar leke aayi
karaar leke aayi ee
main teri duniya mein pyaar leke aayi
bahaar leke aayi
aahahahahaaaa

pal bhar kahin pee ko jaane na doongi
jaane na doongi
pal bhar kahin pee ko jaane na doongi
daaman se haan ji inko baandhe rahoongi
main baandhe rahoongi
daaman se haan ji inko baandhe rahoongi
main baandhe rahoongi
daaman mein chaahat ke taar leke aayi
main teri duniya mein pyaar leke aayi
bahaar leke aayi
karaar leke aayi ee
main teri duniya mein pyaar leke aayi
bahaar leke aayi
aa hahaha
aa hahahahahaa


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“Paisa” was originally a drama that was performed by Prithvi Theatres with great success. Encouraged by the success, it was made into a movie of the same name.

“Paisa”(1957) was produced and directed by Ptithviraj Kapoor for Prthvi Theatres, Bombay. The movie had Prithviraj Kapoor, Azra Mumtaz, Pushpa, Ravindra Kapoor, Vishwa Mehra, Shriram, Sudesh Kumar, Kuldeep, Zohra Sahgal, Sati devi, Mansaram, Suresh, Armelene, Rani Azad, Indumati, Vijaybal, Vishi Kapoor, Subhash, sundar, Bhagwati Prsad, Hari Kapoor, Kanhaiya Lal, H N Singh, Shashiraj etc in it.

The movie had five songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the blog long ago.

Here is the second song from “Paisa”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song is a bhajan which is sung by Geeta Dutt. Blind Poet cum saint Surdas (1478-1573), who lived some four centuries ago is credited with the lyrics. Music is composed by Ram Ganguly.

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

I have not been able to get a few words right in the lyrics to my satisfaction, especially in the last stanza. I request our readers with keener ears as well as understanding of the kind of words used in the lyrics to helf fill in the blanks/ suggest corrections as applicable.


Song-Tum meri raakho laaj hari (Paisa)(1957) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-Surdas, MD-Ram Ganguly

Lyrics

tum meri raakho laaj hari
tum meri raakho laaj hari
tum jaanat sab antaryaami
tum jaanat sab antaryaami
karni kachchu na kari
tum meri raakho laaj hari
tum meri raakho laaj hari

awgun mose bisrat naahin
pal chhin ghari ghari ee ee
awgun mose bisrat naahin
pal chhin ghari ghari
sab prapanch ki oat baandh ke
sab prapanch ki oat baandh ke
apne seesh dhari
tum meri raakho laaj hari
tum meri raakho laaj hari

daara sut dhan moh liye hai
sudh-budh sab bisri ee ee
daara sut dhan moh liye hai
sudh-budh sab bisri
soor patit ko degi(?) ubaara
ab meri naav bhari
ab meri naav bhari
prabhu ji
ab meri naav bhari
ab meri naav bhari


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The movie title “Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan”(1957) was clearly inspired from the iconic song of “Nastik”(1954) with this mukhda.

“Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan”(1957) was directed by I S Johar for Modern Theatre, Bombay. The movie had Ajit, Nalini Jaywant, I S Johar, Kamaljeet, Uday Laxmi, Shanti, Harbans Lal, Saroja, Anil Dutta etc in it. Inbcidentally, I S Johar was the director of “Nastik”(1954) as well. Ajit, Nalini Jaywant and I S Johar were there is “Nastik” (1954) as well. So it appears that this movie was inspired by “Nastik” (1954) in more ways that one.

“Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan”(1957) had eleven songs in it. Here is the first song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Geeta Dutt. S H Bihari is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

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

With this song, “Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan”(1957) makes its debut in the blog.


Song-Jab tum nahin to chaand sitaare main kya karoon (Kitna Badal Gaya Insaan)(1957) Singer-Geeta Dutt, Lyrics-S H Bihari, MD-Hemant Kumar

Lyrics

jab tum nahin to chaand sitaare main kya karoon
jab tum nahin to chaand sitaare main kya karoon
ye phool ye chaman ye nazaare main kya karoon
jab tum nahin to chand sitaare main kya karoon

kal tak hawa mein khel rahi thhi yahaan hansi
kal tak hawa mein khel rahi thhi yahaan hansi
chaaron taraf hai chhaai huyi aaj bekasi
dil ro raha hai gham mein tumhaare main kya karoon
ye phool ye chaman ye nazaare main kya karoon
jab tum nahin to chaand sitaare main kya karoon

tum kya gaye ke jaise chaman se gayi bahaar
tum kya gaye ke jaise chaman se gayi bahaar
har cheez ko yahaan ki tumhaara hai intzaar
meri taraha udaas hain saare main kya karoon
ye phool ye chaman ye nazare main kya karoon
jab tum nahin to chaand sitaare main kya karoon
ye phool ye chaman ye nazare mai kya karoon


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“Agra Road” (1957) was produced and directed by Ravindra Dave for Nagina Films, Bombay. This crime movie had Shakila, Vijay Anand, Nanda, Bhagwan, Satish Vyas, Amarnath, Krishnkant, Dhumal, Nazi etc in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Eight songs from the movie have been discussed in the past.

Here is the ninth and final song from “Agra Road” (1957) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

This is a rare song. Only its audio is available and that too just the first stanza. One uploader of this song has joined this first stanza with portions of other songs from the movie and attempted to pass it off as a full song.

I have only provide lyrics of the first stanza. The joined up portions are part of other songs that have already been covered in the blog.

This is the best we can do at present till we come across the full version of the song. Till then we ahve to remain satisfied with just this small portion of the song.

With this song, “Agra Road” (1957) joins the list of movies thatg have all their songs covered in the blog.

And with this fun song, Bharat Vyas has slowly and un-noticeably has completed 300 songs as a lyricist in the blog.


Song-Pocket mein botal haathon mein pyaala (Agra Road)(1957) Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Roshan

Pocket mein botal
haathon mein pyaala
main hoon bairam ji daaroowaala
daaroowaala

duniya mere khilaaf
ghar ke mere khilaaf
?? mere khilaaf
aur bachche mere khilaaf
ye bhi khilaaf
wo bhi khilaaf
tum bhi khilaaf
sabhi khilaaf
arre waah waah
phir bhi
sunday ke sunday jaaun khandaala
sunday ke sunday jaaun khandaala
main hoon bairam ji daaroowaala
daaroowaala


This article is written by our dear Atul ji. You must be wondering, why this change in presentation style today. Well, this post is a very, very, very special occasion, or rather a momentous occasion, for our blog and for Atul ji. It is appropriate that this introduction and announcement be made on his behalf. 

THIS  IS  ATUL  JI’s  10,000th  POST  ON  THIS  BLOG.

This is a milestone, in comparison to which all our earlier milestones and celebrations pale in significance. A single-handed dedicated effort relentlessly in progress for the past almost nine years. I am sure it will take some time for all of us, for the significance and eminence of this event to sink in.
More special posts by the members of our bandwagon are in planning, starting tomorrow. So please keep connected and be a witness to this remarkable celebration.

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As regulars are aware, I am based at Izatnagar, Bareilly at present which happens to be located between Delhi and Lucknow. In fact, this place is equidistant from both these cities. This fact had been commented upon by several regulars. Our Lucknow based regular namely Mr Avadh Lal even commented that I needed to visit Lucknow and meet the Lucknow based music lovers.
Read more on this topic…


This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Another request from Arvinder ji.  And another delightful song that I must thank him for introducing to me. I heard this song for the first time after Arvinder ji’s persistent requests finally made me pull this song out and listen to it. It was love at first hear 😉 (ah, the phrase being used again today). And yes, another theme being used again today is the ‘keep your hearts safe’ message. In an earlier post today, Atul ji has uploaded the Shamshad Begum song – “Meri Nazren Pockekmaar Sambhaalo Dil Ke Pocket Ko”. And in this song, the lady is announcing that

आई हूँ रंग ले के मैं बहार के
रखना काबू
दिल रखना काबू

The film is ‘Naag Padmini’ from 1957. This is a historical film, produced by Mulkhraj Bhakri under the banner of Golden Movies, Bombay and is directed by Lekhraj Bhakri. The cast of actors includes Mahipal, Shakeela, Hiralal, Maruti, Tiwari, Niranjan Sharma, Kammo, Krishna Kumari, Kanchanmala, Tun Tun, Daljeet, Sadiq, amongst others. There are 8 songs in this film, all coming from the pen of Prem Dhawan. Music is by Sanmukh Babu.
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“Raam Laxman”(1957) was produced by M Nanabhai directed by Mohan Sinha for Harihar Chitra, Bombay. This mythological movie had Sulochana, Shahu Modak, Anant Kumar, Nanda, Ramesh Sinha, Dar Kashmiri, Bhalerao, Tilak Raj, Tiwari, laita Pawar, Gope, Rajendra, Minu Mumtaz, Tum Tun, Dube etc, with guest appearances by Sulochana Chatterji, Krishna Kumari, Naina and Gopikishna in it.
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