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This article is the 17200th blog post for the blog.

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5212 Post No. : 17200

Slowly and steadily, and also unnoticeably, we arrive at yet another century milstone for the blog. This article is the 172th century post, or in other words post number 17200.

The previous century was achieved on 14 august 2022 (Blog day number 5140). This century is being achieved on 25th october 2022( Blog day number 5212). In other words, this century has arrived in 72 days, at a glacial pace of 1.4 songs daily.

This is the second century milestone for the blog after I retired from service in June 2022. If I thought that I would be able to devote more time to the blog post retirement, that does not seem to have happened.

There are some reasons that may have prevented me from going at a better rate. One reason is that the sheer volume of content in the blog that we have accumulated requires lots and lots of background work. I am still devoting considerable time to the blog but that is happening in ackground work, and is not getting reflected in the number of posts.

Readers who are following Blog Ten Year Challenge series will notice that we used to post as many as eight songs a day ten years ago. That was the situation when I was a full fledged employee holding a key post. Still I was able to be highly productive as far as the blog was concerned.

I used to wake up before 5 AM those days and would start working on the blog right away. Today also I wake up at the same time, but I am unable to do any blog work right away. My morning is devoted to walking my two dogs one by one between 5 AM and six AM. I did not have to do this ten years ago. My dogs those days freely roamed around on their own and came back on their own. This state of affairs continued till I retired. It is only now I am realising how much time my dogs were saving me during my working days, because I did not have to walk them daily. They did their walking, running and other excecises on their own.

Right now my residence is seeing some construction work, so for the time being I am unable to open my laptop right away because it means waking my wife up. Once the construction work is over, I will be able to keep the computer in some other room and that would allow me valuable early morning hours before my wife even wakes up. That is what I used to do doing my working days, when my computers were located in a room far away from the prying eyes of my wife. 😉 Moreover, even my wife was with me only for a few days in a year as she was herself working in a far off place.

Most articles that get covered in the blog these days are guest posts. Others are mostly Blog Ten Year Challenge posts. The idea now a days is that there should be at least one post daily and taht there should not be a DOT day in the blog. The last DOT day for the blog was on 25 december 2019 (Blog day number 4177). So we now have seen at least one post daily continously for 1035 days. Hopefully this will continue for long. There were days when I was unable to post, like for instance during the last few days of my service. Sudhir Jee has kept the blog flag high on those days by posting at least one article daily.

Personally I have not been able to really “blog” where blog means expressing my views in detail on various topics. There are lots and lots of topics where I would like to express myself in detail. In the past I have written in detail about several topics. Hopefully I will be able to achieve the same form soon enough.

While looking for a century post song, I came across this rare song from a rare movie which is a composition of artists that are hardly known to most music lovers.

The movie is “Zimbo Ki Beti”(1959). “Zimbo Ki Beti”(1959) was produced by S J Rajdev and directed by S Pal for Rajni Chitra, Bombay. This movie had Nazi, Samar Roy, Heera Sawant, Burhan, Jillani, Tuntun, Nimmo, Shashimala, Majnu, Malik, Balwant Sharma, Khursheed, Razak, Govind, Khanna, Parshuram, Gawli, Sandow etc in it.

There were six obscure songs in this obscure movies. One song from “Zimbo Ki Beti”(1959) has been covered so far.

Here is the second song from the movie. It is sung by Minu Purushottam and Khursheed Baawra. Khawar Zamaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Prem.

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

I take this opportunity to thank one and all whose encouragement, support and contributions in one way or the other has kept this musical bandwagon rolling on and on for more than 14 years, which is a lot for an online collaboration of music lovers. Hopefully we will see this blog keep adding many more songs and centuries to its tally in the days, months and years to come.


Song-Masti bhare nazaare (Zimbo Ki Beti)(1959) Singers-Minu Purushottam, Khursheed Baawra, Lyrics-Khawar Zamaan, MD-Prem
Both

Lyrics

aa haa
o ho
masti bhare nazaare
karte hain ye ishaare
aa pyaar karen
aa ha
nazar ko chaar karen
o ho
nazar ko chaar karen
masti bhare nazaare
karte hain ye ishaare
aa pyaar karen
aa ha
nazar ko chaar karen
oh ho
nazar ko chaar karen

aanchal udaayen aen thhandi hawaayen aen
daal do meri baahon mein baahen
aanchal udaayen aen thhandi hawaayen aen
daal do meri baahon mein baahen aen
ye din hain pyaare pyaare
ye dil tujhko hi pukaare
aa pyaar karen
aa ha
nazar ko chaar karen
o ho
nazar ko chaar karen

masti bhare nazaare
karte hain ye ishaare
aa pyaar karen
aa ha
nazar ko chaar karen
o ho
nazar ko chaar karen

mausam suhaane ae beet na jaayen
jaane ye din phir aayen na aayen
mausam suhaane ae beet na jaayen aen
jaane ye din phir aayen na aayen
hum saath hain tumhaare
tum saath ho humaare
aa pyaar karen
aa ha
nazar ko chaar karen
o ho
nazar ko chaar karen
masti bhare nazaare
karte hain ye ishaare
aa pyaar karen
aa ha
nazar ko chaar karen
o ho
nazar ko chaar karen


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5190 Post No. : 17169

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 104
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Ten years back on this date viz on 3rd October 2012, six songs from six different movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6777 Apna hi ghar lutaane deewaana jaa raha hai Adl e Jahaangeer(1955) Movie YIPPEED by now
6778 Suno jee aankde ka dhandha Satta Baazaar(1959) 6 songs covered out of 8 by now
6779 Chori chori ik ishaara ho gaya hai Basant (1960) 12 songs covered out of 14 by now
6780 Jeena to hai par ae dil kahaan Paanch Dushman (1973) 2 songs covered out of 7 by now
6781 Dil kabhi tumne diya thha ye tumhe yaad rahe Rocky Mera Naam (1973) Movie YIPPEED by now
6782 Mere pea ko pawan kis gali le chali Ghulaami (1985) Movie YIPPEED by now

It can be noticed that three movies (out of six) whose songs were covered on the blog on this date ten years ago (3 October 2012) have since been YIPPEED in the blog. That leaves us with three movies that are still eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (3 October 2022).

“Satta Baazaar”(1959) is one such movie.

“Satta Baazaar”(1959) was produced and directed by Ravindra Dave for Nagina Films, Bombay. The movie had eight songs in it. six songs have been covered so far.

Here is the seventh song from “Satta Baazaar”(1959) to appear in the blog. HFGK is silent about the identity of the singer. The song is clearly sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised as a mujra dance song on Jeevankala. Narbada Shankar and Ramayan Tiwari (known as Tiwari) are also visible in the picturisation.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra. He informs us that the eight and final song “Yeh duniya rang badalti hai samay ki chakki chalti hai” does not seem to be available online. I request our knowledgeable readers to help locate this song, if possible.

video link:

Song-Kehti hain meri aankhen ye jaadoo bhari aankhen (Satta Baazaar)(1959) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

kehti hain meri aankhein
ye jaadoo bhari aankhein
huaa hai tumse pyaa..aar
tumhaari yaad aaye
jiyaa ko tadpaaye ae

aaj dekho naachey ye pyaar ki haseenaa
jee pyaar ki haseenaa aan
khoye kis khayaalon mein
aayaa kyun paseenaa
khoye kis khayaalon mein
aayaa kyun paseenaa
nigaahein to milaao
jee pyaar na chhupaao
rangeeley dildaar
tumhaari yaad aaye
jiyaa ko tadpaaye
karein jee beqaraar
karein jee beqaraar
kehti hain meri aankhein
ye jaadu bhari aankhein
huaa hai tumse pyaa..aaar
tumhaari yaad aaye
jiyaa ko tadpaaye aey ae


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5183 Post No. : 17160

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 100
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Ten years back on this date viz on 26th September 2012, ten songs from ten different movies were covered on the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6720 Muhabbat ki kismat banaane se pehle Malhar (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
6721 Dhitang dhitang boley Aawaaz (1956) Movie YIPPEED by now
6722 Tujhe doon main kya ye tu hi bata Insaaf Kahaan Hai( 1958) Unreleased movie
6723 Parda hata de mukhda dikha de Madhavi (1969) 3 songs out of 6 covered by now
6724 Nain bina meri duniya andheri Amrit Manthan(1961) 2 songs out of 10 covered by now
6725 Chaandi ke chand tukdon ke liye Satta Baazaar(1959) 5 songs covered out of 8 by now
6726 Bahut door mujhe chale jaana hai Heera Panna (1973) Movie YIPPEED by now
6727 Aao yaaron aao pyaaron dekho khel niraala Ek Ke Baad Ek(1960) Movie YIPPEED by now
6728 Main akela apni dhun mein magan Manpasand(1980) 7 songs out of 8 covered by now
6729 Hans tu hardam khushiyaan ya gham Lootmaar (1980) 3 songs out of 7 covered by now

Four movies (out of ten) whose songs were covered on this date Ten Years ago on 26 september 2012 have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with six movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (26 september 2022).

“Satta Baazaar”(1959) is one such movie.

“Satta Baazaar”(1959) was produced and directed by Ravindra Dave for Nagina Films, Bombay. The movie had eight songs in it. Five songs have been covered so far.

Here is the sixth song from “Satta Baazaar”(1959) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Chorus is also audible in the song. Indeewar is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised as a remonstrating with the Almighty genre of song on Meena Kumari and Balra Sahni.

Lyrics of the song and other details were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Video link (Longer)

audio link:

Song-Duniya ke maalik bataa tu kahaan hai (Satta Baazaar)(1959) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Indeewar, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)(Based on Video link)

kyaa rahaa jaane ko ab
ab kyaa hamaaraa jaayegaa aaa aa
hum rahein aen naa-kaam to o o
ilzaam tujhpe ae aayegaa aaa aa

kaisaa insaaf teraa
sab kuchch lutaa hai meraa
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai ae
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai
kaisaa insaaf teraa
sab kuchch lutaa hai meraa
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai ae
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai

(chorus voice making alaap)

aankhein hain teri
ye sooraj ye chandaa
sab kuchch tu dekhey
kya kartaa hai bandaa
aankhein hain teri
ye sooraj ye chandaa
sab kuchch tu dekhey
kya kartaa hai bandaa
tere sahaarey gagan chal rahaa hai
tere hi dum se pawan chal rahaa hai
chalney ko ek kadam
tarsey kyon meraa sanam
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)

(chorus alaap)

tooney to laakhon ki bigdee banaayee
mere liye der kaisi lagaayee
tooney to laakhon ki bigdee banaayi
mere liye der kaisi lagaayi
teri duhaayi
o duniyaa ke maali
kya tere dar se bhi jaaoon main khaali
bann jaaye baat meri
reh jaaye shaan teri
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)

maszid bhi teree
ye mandir bhi teraa
teri hee galiyon ka karti hoon pheraa
maszid bhi teree
ye mandir bhi teraa
teri hee galiyon ka karti hoon pheraa
girjaa bhi teraa
ye teraa gurdwaaraa
har dar pe maine tujh hee ko pukaaraa
jaaoon main aur kahaan
koyi meraa na yahaan
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)
kaisaa insaaf teraa
sab kuchch lutaa hai meraa
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai (chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)
duniyaa ke maalik
bataa tu kahaan hai(chorus alaap)


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

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5178 Post No. : 17154

Today’s song is from the costume/stunt film ‘Jungle King’ (1959). The film was made by Artists United, Bombay (the name reminds me of the famous Hollywood company ‘United Artists’). It was produced by a group calling itself ‘Four X’ (for reasons best known to them) composed of Morris, Akbar, Asghar and Haider. The director was Masood and the music was by the pair of Bipin-Babul. The cast was very interesting. It consisted of Shaaga, Haaydu (what strange names! Never heard them !!), Sheila Ramani, Anwar, Majnu, Kamal Mehra, Heera Sawant, Tun Tun, Kabban Mirza, Dambe, Doud, Badshah, Rampuri Mehmood, Elephant Laxmi and many others.

I have never heard such strange names of actors in any film. Shaaga, Haaydu, Dambe, Rampuri Mehmood ? Where did they get these people with such names ? That way, earlier also I have come across some queer names in stunt films, like Bajarbattoo, Chemist, Dhondu, Babu Fatty, Gareeb Nawab etc. Few years back, Dr. Surjit Singh ji had downloaded 7,000 names of actors who acted in Hindi films from 1931 to 2000, from an internet site, which is extinct now. He had put it on the RMIM forum from where I downloaded the list. But in the intervening times, with me changing my Laptop several times till today, the list was lost in transit from one Laptop to the next one. The point is there were many funnier names of actors in that list.

Old time artistes had no means of publicity like today. With TV, Social Media, WA, Fb, newspapers, glossy magazines etc, publicity is easier for modern actors. Old time actors were forgotten as soon as they stopped appearing in films. Today’s film ‘Jungle King’ (1959) is a special film because in its cast are 2 old time actors who were forgotten totally with the times. One was a heroine of the then leading heroes, who fell on bad times and accepted whatever films came her way. But wisely she got married and spent a rich and comfortable retired life. The other one was an occasional singer, who held an honorable post in All India Radio and his songs became a choice of critics in those days. Let us know more about them.

One was actress Sheila Ramani,  a forgotten name today, but most of us will remember her in Navketan’s ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954) where she was cast as Anglo-Indian club dancer – Sylvie. I also remember her as the leading lady in ‘Funtoosh’ (1956), also from the banner of Navketan. Sheila was born on 2-4-1931, in Karachi. She was selected as Miss Mussoorie in 1948 and judged ‘Miss Simla’ in 1950. She made her debut as Champa, the femme fatale of ‘Badnam’ (1952), and revealed herself as a danseuse of charm in ‘Anand Math’ (1952). She was one of the few Sindhi actresses besides Sadhana, who made it big in Bollywood. She was mostly seen as an upper class mod girl in the 50s, a role she enacted to perfection all through that swinging era in films like V Shantaram’s ‘Teen Batti Char Raasta’ (1953), Sheikh Mukhtar’s ‘Mangu’ (1954), ‘Meenar’ (1954), ‘Railway Platform’ (1955), and ‘Funtoosh’ (1956).

Her uncle Sheikh Latif alias Lachchu was a famous Pakistani producer who produced films like ‘Pathan’ (1955), ‘Khizan Kai Baad’ (1955), ‘Darbar-e-Habib’ (1956) etc. Sheila visited Karachi – Pakistan on the request of her uncle, to play the lead role in Pakistani film ‘Anokhi’ (1956). The film was based on Hollywood’s ‘Fabulous Senorita’ (1952). “Gari Ko Chalana Babu, Zara Halkey Halkey Halkey, Zara Dil Ka Jaam Na Chhalkey” sung by Zubeda Khanum was the popular song from the film which did modestly good business in Pakistan. The movie’s great music was composed jointly by Timir Baran (a Bengali who came from India for this purpose) and Hassan Latif. Sheila went back to India and remained as a middle-of-the-range performer in Bombay films. In the later part of her career, she was reduced to obscure films with titles that sounded like ‘Jungle King’ (1959), and ‘The Return of Superman’ (1960) – one of the last films composed by Anil Biswas. In all, she acted in 24 films. Her last film was ‘Awaara Ladki’ (1967).

Sheila was very fond of sports, especially football and swimming. Ballroom dancing was a virtual addiction for her and she used to go out dancing as often as she could. Sheila was 5 feet four inches tall, and was so fastidious that any dress she would wear won’t be repeated for six months to come at least.

According to her son Rahul Cowasji, she retired from acting in 1962 and married  Jal Edi Cowasji on 31st March 1963. Part of her family that remained in Pakistan converted to Islam. She was a Hindu. She used to live in Mumbai with her husband Jal Cowasji (President of Bombay Dyeing) till 1981. They moved to Khartoum for 3 years and then to Sri Lanka for 3 years. After her husband’s death in 1984 she migrated to Australia on her own in the late 80’s and lived in Sydney and Surfers Paradise until health problems required her to return to India in the new millennium.  She used to live in her husband’s ancestral home in Mhow, near Indore (MP). She was frail and bed ridden for a few years before her death on 15-7- 2015.

Her favorite Hindi film of her career was ‘Taxi Driver’ (1954). Sheila was also the leading lady of India’s first Sindhi film after partition – ‘Abana’ (1958), in which young Baby Sadhna played her younger sister’s role.  [Thanks to Cineplot for some of the information in this Biosketch].

The other one was an  AIR announcer and an anchor. He was also a singer and an actor for a few films. His name was Kabban Mirza. Kabban Mirza’s name is known to very few people. He is one of those people who appeared like a comet and disappeared like a lightning. In his short stint with Hindi films, he acted in 2 films – ‘Jungle King’ (1959) (he was also the Assistant Director for this film) and ‘Murad’ (1961). He sang 1 song in the film ‘Captain Azad’ (1964) and 2 songs in the film ‘Razia Sultan’ (1983). He claimed to have sung a song “Is Pyar Ki Basti Mein” in a film called ‘Sheeba’,  without getting credited. No film with the name ‘Sheeba’ is traceable, but a song with the same mukhda is found in the film ‘Jungle King’ (1959), credited to Suman Kalyanpur and Babul with chorus. We don’t find a third voice in this song. It is possible that the film ‘Sheeba’ was left incomplete and the same song was used in the film ‘Jungle King’ (1959) with Babul as the male singer.

The question is why Kabban Mirza is remembered with such a meager contribution to film acting and singing ? The answer is because of his deep voice. Mirza who briefly flirted with the film world, left a lasting impression with his songs for producer-director Kamal Amrohi’s epic, ‘Razia Sultan’.

The songs — “Aayee Zanzeer Ki Jhankar Khuda Khair Kare” and “Tera Hijr Mera Naseeb Hai” — rendered in Mirza’s deep voice, were filmed on the slave-warrior character of Yaqut played by Dharmendra in the film.

Mirza was picked out after Amrohi auditioned dozens of singers in his search for a unique voice to suit the character of the slave-warrior. The film’s music director, Khayyam, reminisces: ‘‘Kamal Saab was a perfectionist. He called over 50 singers for a voice test, but remained unconvinced. Then someone suggested Kabban Mirza who was also a popular nauhaa khan (one who sings elegy for Imam Hussain’s martyrdom during Muharram). Kamal Saab’s search ended with Mirza.’’

Overnight his popularity soared. Mirza got a few more singing offers, including for BR Chopra’s ‘Nikaah’ (1982), but his preoccupation with radio came in the way. ‘‘His voice had a unique bass, unheard of in the industry,’’ says poet-lyricist Nida Fazli who penned a song for Razia Sultan.

Kabban Mirza was born in 1937 in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh. He belonged to the  Siddi community. This is a community that migrated from Central Asia/North Africa, during the time when India was ruled by Muslim dynasties. These people were brought in as slaves in the courts of the rulers of Delhi, Lucknow and other kingdoms in North India. They are also known as ‘Habshi’. It is curiously incidental that Yaqut, the slave in the court of Razia Sultan, also belonged to this ‘Habsh’ community. It sounds almost providentially ordained that the two people, separated by more than seven centuries – the original persona, and the singer who would sing for that historical character in a film, belong to the same original ethnic community. (Another very well known personality of Indian cinema belongs to this community – His real name was SYED HASSAN ALI ZAIDI. His family used to call him MIJJAN Miyan and screen name was Kumar, the actor who played the role of the sculptor in the film ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960)).

The child in Kabban took to music and singing very early. He was drawn to the ‘nauhaa’ style of singing – the traditional ‘marsiaa’ and ‘taaziadaari’ singing on the solemn occasion of Muharram. It is noted that the child Kabban used to practice his singing with his head inserted inside a ‘matka’ (earthen pot).

As he grew up, he was recognized as a very impressive and inspiring ‘nauha-rubaan’ – a singer of traditional Muharram renderings. His voice caught the attention, and he got his break with All India Radio, in the music department. This phase of his life is not well documented, no details are available about his training in classical music and who his teachers were. But his depth of knowledge about the detailed nuances of classical ragas is well acknowledged in his presentations of the radio program ‘Sangeet Sarita’. He anchored this program for many years. He would play select film songs based on Hindustani classical music, and then described in great detail the classical basis, the raag and its variations, the sur, the taal, and their interplay. He garnered a good measure of fan following for this program.

He had joined AIR in Lucknow, but he was soon transferred to Bombay station, where he would take on the anchor role for such noteworthy programs as ‘Hawa Mahal’, ‘Sangeet Sarita’ and ‘Chhaaya Geet’, for many years. There is some mention that he was approached to sing for music director Ravi in BR Chopra’s ‘Nikaah’ (1982), but apparently his association with AIR and his popularity as the anchor of mainline radio programs, came in the way of his further association with the world of films.

The two songs of ‘Razia Sultan’ became very popular in their time – the record sales were impressive. But as destiny would have it, this rise in popularity was accompanied by the most unfortunate health news for Kabban Mirza. He was detected with cancer of the larynx. This was a stroke of extreme bad luck from which he could never recover. His voice and his throat were his vital and essential assets. And that is where fate struck its most unkind blow. He went into prolonged treatment, but eventually he had to be operated upon. The year was 1993. He recovered from surgery and returned home. Thankfully, the malady seemed to be in remission, but then never got to use his voice for any serious and significant assignments.

Mirza, who was admitted to Jaslok Hospital on May 9 after he complained of cough and neck pain, came back home minus his once-famous voice. The tracheotomy tube inserted in his windpipe allows him to breathe, not speak. ‘‘He was diagnosed with throat cancer and treated 10 years ago also. But its relapse has shattered us. He won his bread and our happiness through his voice. Now he has lost that very voice,’’ bemoans Rifat, Mirza’s daughter.

The respite from the physical predicament lasted for a decade. The problem reared its painful head once again, and in May/June 2003, he had to undergo another surgery that resulted in the removal of a significant part of his larynx, leaving him practically with no sound in his throat. His vocal communications were reduced to very limited rasping utterances at the best. This regrettable fate for someone who had once been honored with the Golden Voice Award by the AIR. He reportedly died in June 2006.

[Based on information collated from the articles by Mohd. Wajihuddin in Indian Express dt. 24-6-2003, Ganesh Vancheeswaran in scroll.in, and Sudhir ji in Blog ASAD,  muVyz, HFGK and my notes, with thanks to all.]

Song- Dil Thaame Huye Baithe Hain Bechain Nazar Hai (Jungle King) (1959) Singers – Babul, Uma Devi, Meera Shiraz, Lyricist – Anjum Jaipuri, MD- Bipin Babul
Babul + Khurshid Bawra
All Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

dil tha..aame huye. . .
baithe hain. . .
haaye
bechain nazar hai

dil thaame huye
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai

dil thaamne ke laakh sabab hote hain nadaan
ey ey ey hey
beemar hai
eeekhiy
beemar hai khud
haan
beemar hai khud
ya hai koi dost pareshan
ya phir kisi mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai
ya phir kisi mehmaan ke aane ki khabar hai
ey ey ey
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai

aati hain muhabbat mein kabhi aisi bhi raaten
neend aati nahin hoti hain taaron hi se baaten
ae ji taaron hi se baaten
ho ji taaron hi se baaten
jis dil mein mohabbat ho ye usko hi khabar hai
jis dil mein mohabbat ho ye usko hi khabar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai

ho (??) pe insaan to kabhi neend naa aaye
kaanton pe bhi so jaaye jo maa lori sunaaye
hmmm hmmm hmmm
maa baap ke kadmon mein muhabbat ka nagar hai
maa baap ke kadmon mein muhabbat ka nagar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
kuchh tumko khabar hai

raste hain alag pyaar ki manzil hai magar ek
laakhon hain tamannaayen to kya khush hai magar ek
laakhon hain tamannaayen to kya khush hai magar ek
hanste huye chalna ye muhabbat ka safar hai
hanste huye chalna ye muhabbat ka safar hai

dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai
kehte hain muhabbat jise
hum sab ko khabar hai
dil thaame huye baithe hain
bechain nazar hai

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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दिल थामे हुये
बैठे हैं
हाए
बेचैन नज़र है

दिल थामे हुये
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है

दिल थामने के लाख सबब होते हैं नादां
ए ए हे
बीमार है
ईखी॰ ॰ ॰
बीमार है खुद
हाँ
बीमार है खुद
या है कोई दोस्त परेशां
या फिर किसी मेहमान के आने की खबर है
या फिर किसी मेहमान के आने की खबर है
ए ए ए
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है

आती हैं मोहब्बत में कभी ऐसी भी रातें
नींद आती नहीं होती हैं तारों ही से बातें
ए जी तारों ही से बातें
हो जी तारों ही से बातें
जिस दिल में मोहब्बत हो
ये उसको ही खबर है
जिस दिल में मोहब्बत हो
ये उसको ही खबर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है

हो (??) पे इनसां तो कभी नींद ना आए
काँटों पे भी सो जाये जो माँ लोरी सुनाये
हम्मम हम्मम हम्मम
माँ बाप के कदमों में मोहब्बत का नगर है
माँ बाप के कदमों में मोहब्बत का नगर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
कुछ तुमको खबर है

रस्ते हैं अलग प्यार की मंज़िल है मगर एक
लाखों हैं तमन्नायेँ तो क्या खुश है मगर एक
लाखों हैं तमन्नायेँ तो क्या खुश है मगर एक
हँसते हुये चलना ये मोहब्बत का सफर है
हँसते हुये चलना ये मोहब्बत का सफर है

दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है
कहते हैं मोहब्बत जिसे
हम सब को खबर है
दिल थामे हुये बैठे हैं
बेचैन नज़र है


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Blog Day :

5124 Post No. : 17073

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 76
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This date ten years ago (viz 29 July 2012) saw eight songs from eight different movies getting covered in the blog.

Here are the details:-

Blog Post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6323 Man dol rha hai Qeemat(1946) Movie YIPPEED by now
6324 Ye baat koi samjhaaye re Sazaa (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
6325 Man veena madhur boley Jai Singh (1959) 2 songs covered out of 8 by now
6326 Hamne raat guzaari taare gin gin ke Raagini (1958) Movie YIPPEED by now
6327 Murli bajaaye pyaare poonam ke chaand ne Sajni (1956) 5 songs covered out of 6 by now
6328 Bade pyaar se toone dil mein Qatl(1986) 2 songs covered out of 5 by now
6329 Dekho jee dekho sun lo ye baat Singapore (1960) Movie YIPPEED by now
6329 Haseenon ki aankhon ka taara rahoonga Pyaar Ka Sapna (1969) 3 songs covered out of 6 by now

It can be observed that four movies (out of eight) whose songs were covered on this date ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with four movies that are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (29 July 2022).

“Jai Singh”(1959) is one movie which is eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge.

“Jai Singh”(1959) was directed by Yoganand for R.R.Productions, Madras. This movie, seemingly dubbed from original South India version, had Waheeda Rehman, Anjli devi, N.T.Rama Rao, S.V.Ranga rao, Relangi, Gummadi Kanta Rao, K.V.S.Sharma, Raajnaala, Rushyendra Mani etc in it.

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

Here is the third song from “Jai Singh”(1959). It is sung by Lata and Usha Mangeshkar. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ramesh Naidu.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:


Song-Man soona tere bin hoye re (Jai Singh)(1959) Singers-Lata Mangeshkar, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Ramesh Naidu

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

hoo oo ooo ooo ooo
ooo oooo oooo
oo ooo oo oo
ooo oooo oooo
ooo ooo oo
oooo oooo
mann soonaa tere..ae bin hoye rey ae ae
mann soonaa tere…ae bin hoye
chaand aayaa
tu aa jaa rey balmaa…aaa…aa
man soonaa terey bin hoye
chaand aayaa
tu aa jaa rey balmaa…aaa…aa
mann soonaa tere bin hoye

preet sakhee na lagaa chaand se
meet kiskaa banaa chaand ho o o ho ooo ho o
preet sakhee na lagaa chaand se
meet kiskaa banaa chaand ho o
ho ooo ho o ho o o ho o o
dil leke ye ae chalaa jaaye ho jee
dil deke jee dekho mazaa

ho o ooo ooo ho oo
ho ooooo ho ooo oooo
jo khaaye ye teer sakhi…eee…eee
jo khaaye ye teer sakhee
wo hee jaane ji
kyaa dard hai pyaar kaa
mann soona terey bin hoye

ye sochke…ae o jee ye jaan ke
dekho dil ko lagaanaa zaraa…aaa
ye sochke..ae o jee ye jaan ke
dekho dil ko lagaanaa zaraa
hoo o ooo ho
apney naheen banthe/bann ke/balki sapney sakhi
mann sochey na samjhe ye baathein kabhi
ho o ooo ooo hho oo
man soona tere..ae bin hoye rey ae ae
man soona tere…ae bin hoye
chaand aayaa
tu aa jaa rey balmaa…aaa
mann soonaa tere..ae bin hoye


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Blog Day :

5102 Post No. : 17038

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 64
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This date ten years ago (viz 7 July 2012) saw six songs from six different movies getting covered in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
6189 Baadal dal se nikal chala Hamaari Baat(1943) Movie YIPPEED by now
6190 Taqdeer jagaa kar aayi hoon Dulaari (1949) Movie YIPPEED by now
6191 Hello hello hello mizaaj to huzoor ke hain achche Minister (1959) 3 songs covered out of 6 by now
6192 Ho gaye barbaad hum Ramman(1954) 5 songs covered out of 10 by now
6193 Haal e dil hamaara jaane na bewafaa Shrimaan Satyawaadi(1960) Movie YIPPEED by now
6194 Mere laadlon tum phoolo phalo Sant Gyaneshwar (1964) 5 songs covered out of 8 by now

We can see from the above table that three movies (out of six) whose songs were covered ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. That leaves us with three movies wjose songs are still available to be covered. So these three movies are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today (7 July 2022).

“Minister”(1959) was one of the eligible movies. It was produced by K M Khan and Begum Jaan and directed by Ramanlal Desai for Jahangir Productions. The movie had Sohrab Modi, Roopmala, Suresh, Jeevan, Bhagwan, Om Prakash, Tuntun, Murad, Sulochana, Baby Naaz, Gopi Krishna, Reshma, Jagadish Kamal, Narbada Shankar, Indira Bansal etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Three songs have been covered so far.

Here is the fourth song from “Minister”(1959) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi , Lata and chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Madan Mohan.

It appears that Madan Mohan was under instructions to compose an O P Nayyar like composition. That is what his song sounds like. O P Nayyar never used the voice of Lata Mangeshkar in his compositions. This song gives us an idea how Lata Mangeshkar would have sounded like in an O P Nayyar composition.

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

Lyrics of the song were set to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

Song-Tere mukhde ka til kaala kaala (Minister)(1959) Singers-Rafi, Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-Madan Mohan
Male chorus
Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

haayye haayye haayye haayye aey ae ae
o tere mukdey kaa til kaalaa kalaaa
ke dil meraa layye gaya nee kudiye ae
ke dil meraa layye gayaa nee..ee kudiye aey ae
oyye hoyye
chaal tero ke kad matwaalaa
ke dil meraa lai gayaa haayye mundeyaa
ke dil meraa lai gayaa haayye mundeyaa

ho o o ho o o o oo ooo oo oo ooo
haayye
kaalaa kaalaa dil rabb jee
sad ke lai gaya dil rabb jee
kadd ke aey ae ae ae

ho o o ho o o ho o o o
kehndaa gaindaa meraa dil chann vey
cheti aake mil chann wey
cheti aake aey ae

nainaa teekhey sharaabi sharaabee..eee
ho o o o ho o o
nainaa teekhey sharaabi sharaabee..eee
mera saiyyaan hai jatt punjaabi
ho o ho
mera saiyyaan hai jaatt punjaabi
Raanjhaa taqt Hazaarey waalaa
ke dil meraa lai gayaa nee saiyyon
ke dil meraa lai gayaa nee..ee saiyyon

ho o o ho o o ho
tere mukhde ka til kaalaa kaalaa
ke dil meraa lai gayaa nee kudiye ae
ke dil meraa layye gayaa nee..ee kudiye aey ae ae

dil chheer ke dekh lo Heer jee eee
hogi iss mein tumhaari tasweer jee
ho phool jungle ka rang muthhiyaalaa
ke dil meraa lai gayaa haayye rabb jee
ke dil meraa lai gayaa haayye rabb jee
ho o ho o o o
chaal teron ki kad matwaalaa
ke dil meraa lai gayaa haayye mundeyaa
ke dil mera lai gayaa haayye mundeyaa..aa…aaa…aaa

tu laakh kahey main phool hoon..oon
ho o o o o ho o
tu laakh kahey main phool hoon..oon
tere kadmon ki chann dee main dhool hoon
ho o o
tere kadmon ki chann dee main dhool hoon
tere mukh pe jawaani ka ujaalaa
ke dil meraa lai gayaa haayye chann jee
ke dil meraa lai gayaa haayye ae chann jee

ho o o hho o o ho o o
tere mukhdey ka til kaalaa kaalaa
ke dil meraa lai gayaa nee kudiye ae ae
ke dil meraa lai gayaa nee..ee kudiye ae
ho o o ho o o ho o o
chaal teron ki kad matwalaaa
ke dil meraa le gayaa haayye mundeyaa
ke dil meraa lai gayaa haayye mundeyaa…aa…


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

Blog Day :

5066 Post No. : 16981

Today’s song is from the movie ‘Sati Vaishalini-1959’.

‘Sati Vaishalini-1959’ was directed by Sadhu Singh for ‘Rati Chitra, Mumbai’. It was produced by P.N. Rangeen.

It had Trilok Kapoor, Sulochana, Lalita Pawar, Ratnamala, Krishnakumari, Niranjan Sharma, Nand Kishore, Tiwari, Shyam, Hari, Krishna Kumar, Roshanlal, and others. Heeralal, Sheela Kashmiri, Savita Chatterjee, Jyoti, Niranjan Tiwari, and Kamal Kapoor had made in guest appearances in this movie.

HFGK Vol-III (1951-1960) mentions in its foot note on this movie page that this movie was also known as ‘Janam Janam Ka Naata’. HFGK also mentions that the story of this movie was based on ‘Markandeya Puraan’.

This movie was passed by Censor Board on 19.11.1959.

‘Sati Vaishalini’ had eight songs written by Bharat Vyas. Music for this movie was composed by Premnath. (As mentioned by Atul ji while presenting the first song from this movie on the blog, this Premnath is different from the actor of the same name).

This movie had made its debut on the blog on 15.10.2016 with its song ‘jab tak khadaa himaalay hai… amar rahegi is jag mein’. think This was the only song from this movie that was available for posting those days. Now music enthusiasts have uploaded one more song from this movie which we will be listening to today.

Let us have a look at the list of songs of this movie.

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Jab tak khadaa himaalay… amar rahegi is jag mein Mohd Rafi, chorus 15.10.2016
02 Aaja re aaja re… kaho ji kaun boley … Asha Bhonsle, Rafi
03 Tu chaahe to raat… hey gori maat sun… Asha Bhonsle, chorus
04 Arey vidhaata-2, mere bhaag mein toone kya likhaa Asha Bhonsle
05 Chaahe bhale chanda tale… ya naata janam janam ka Asha Bhonsle
06 Paaon mein kaante bichhe…pati mere shyam pati mere raam Asha Bhonsle
07 Ek sati sat ke dagar par chal padi. pi se milne ki chaah hai Manna Dey
08 Ghiri ghataayein ghanghor… rakshaa-2, kar bhagwaan Asha Bhonsle, chorus

Today’s song is ‘chaahe log kare apmaan … ye hai naata janam janam ka’. I guess that that today’s song is the ‘fifth’ song in chronological order in the movie.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Lyrics for today’s song are by Bharat Vyas and music is composed by Premnath.

Tune of this song is reminiscent of some other song, but I am not able to recall that song as of now.

Only audio of the song is available. I request knowledgeable readers to throw more light on this movie and it’s songs.

Let us listen to the song now.


Song-Chaahe log karen apmaan (Sati Vaishalini)(1959) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Premnath (MD)

Lyrics

chaahe log karen apmaan
ho chaahe dushman bane jahaan
magar mere haathhon ne pakdaa haathh
jis albele balam ka
kabhi chhoote nahin pyaar
kabhi toote nahin saath
ye hai naataa janam janam ka
chaahe log karen apmaan

jinki chhabi mere ae
man ko suhaati ee
man ko suhaati
wo mere deepak
main unki baati ee ee
wo mere deepak
main unki baati
mere man mein jinka dhyaan
mere man mein jinka dhyaan
jagat mein wohi mere bhagwaan
ke jinke aage padaa sharmaaye
jhilmil chandaa poonam ka
kabhi chhoote nahin pyaar
kabhi toote nahin saath
ye hai naataa janam janam ka
chaahe log karen apmaan

mel hamaaraa jyun bijlee baadal
bijlee baadal
jaise ho ankhiyaan
ankhiyon mein kaajal
jaise ho ankhiyaan
ankhiyon mein kaajal
mere jhoome tan man praan
mere jhoome tan man praan
milaa maa tera amar vardaan
ke bujh naa paayega yamraaja se bhi
ye diyaa dharam ka
kabhi chhoote nahin pyaar
kabhi toote nahin saath
ye hai naataa janam janam ka
chaahe log karen apmaan
ho chaahe dushman bane jahaan
magar mere haathhon ne pakdaa
haathh
jis albele balam ka
kabhi chhoote nahin pyaar
kabhi toote nahin saath
ye hai naataa janam janam ka
ye hai naataa janam janam ka
ye hai naataa janam janam ka


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

Blog Day :

5003 Post No. : 16903

Today’s song is from a C grade Stunt film- Flying Ranee-1959.

This song was quite popular in its time and indeed it is a very melodious song. Only thing is that the tune of the song is such that you feel like listening to an O P Nayyar song. In the late 50’s, OPN had given several foot tapping and melodious songs. But such a song coming from Music Director B N Bali is very astonishing. He was not known to give such good songs. He was, however, branded as a ” Copy Cat”. In many of his songs , you feel that there was another such song already. Even today’s song is a copy of a popular OPN song.

The music for this film was given by composer B.N. Bali. He was one of those small time composers, who got only the B and C grade films. First of all, let us know who this B N Bali is. There was yet another composer Bali, in the early era of Hindi films. H.C. Bali or Harishchandra Bali (20-3-1906 to 24-6-1976), the expert classical singer who changed into a successful composer is credited with discovering K L Saigal in the early 30s.

B N Bali or Baldev Nath Bali too was a good singer. He sang 5 songs in 4 films – Bhikari-49, Bedard-49, Mastani-55 and Tikdambaaz-59. He even acted in 1 film – Mastani-55. He was a composer restricted to mostly religious or low budget films. He gave music from Bedard-1949 up to Do Dilwale-1973, a total of 24 films, including one unreleased film-Bahut Door (40s). He also gave music to a Haryanvi film in 1973.Though he composed music with a variety, somehow he lacked what it takes to make it to the Big league. On the contrary, B N Bali is known for copying the popular tunes of other composers blatantly.

‘Jab un ka khayal aata hai’-sung by Rafi in Pahla pehla pyar was a copy of Rafi’s ‘Jin raaton me neend ud jaati hai’ by Hansraj Behl.
‘Sapne me saiyan tum aaya na karo’-Asha/manna Dey song was a true copy of O P Nayyar’s ‘ Ek pardesi mera dil le gaya’
‘Tu us ka kar bhala’ Rafi in Raja Vikram sang the same “Bhagwaan’ tune as in ” O duniya ke rakhwaale’ etc. etc.

When I saw this film’s title, Flying Ranee-1959, I remembered that this was the name of a train plying between Mumbai and Surat. Few years back, when we (myself, Sadanand Kamath ji and late Bharat bhai Upadhyaya ji) planned to visit Surat to meet shri Harish Raghuwanshi ji, we wanted to travel by this train, but its timing was not suitable for us.

All over the world, few selective trains are given special names like The orient Express or the Siberia special etc. Even in India also, there are many trains which have special names. Our creative minded, intelligent and genius filmmakers used these train names for some of their films. I found the following Train name films in the Hindi film index.

Punjab Mail….1939
Toofan Mail….1934 and 1950’s (UR)
Toofan Express….1938
Deccan Queen….1936 and 1962
Howrah Express….1961
Flying Express….1949
Flying Ranee-1939 and 1959
Then there were also films titled Miss Punjab Mail….1958, Miss frontier Mail….1936 and Miss Toofan Mail….1958 and 1980.
Incidentally, there were 3 films having the word Train in their titles…. The Train….1970, Train to Pakistan….1997 and Train Dakaiti….1984.

The cast of the film was Samar Roy,, Prakash, Nishi, Naazi, Heera Sawant, Ram Singh, W M Khan, Tun Tun, Jeevankala etc etc. I have no information on Samar Roy. I only know that he first acted in Bangla films. In 1949, he first came to Bombay and acted in film ” Swayamsiddha”-1949, opposite Shanta Apte. It was her last Hindi film, produced by her. I am not sure, but I believe, this film was also made in Bangla language. As such the film had most Bengali actors in the cast. After this, Samar Roy acted in 42 more films in Bombay till his last film in Hindi- Akhari Kasam-1979. He returned to Calcutta and after few films, retired. In Bombay, he acted mostly in B and C grade films initially, but later on did character roles in good social films. Coincidentally, he worked in 3 Train films, namely….Toofan mail-50’s, Flying Ranee-1959 and Deccan Queen-1962. In addition, he also acted in film ….Bombay Central….1960, – a name for a Train Terminus in Bombay !

One interesting name in the cast is Ram Singh. The actor Ram Singh’s name is not very famous or well known, but in his times, he did Hero’s and Villain’s role in many films. .His entry in films and life story is very interesting.

During the 1942 ‘ Quit India’ movement, there was a riot in Allahabad. Police opened fire and along with several other people, Secretary of All University Students Union also was killed. Fearing a backlash from college students, the Government closed down all colleges and vacated Hostels. Two persons became homeless. One was Ramchandra Dwivedi – who later on became well known as Kavi Pradeep- and the other was Ram Singh- who became an actor.

After the riots, instead of informing his family about his welfare, Ramsingh left for Bombay and then to Poona, to become an actor. He was tall, fair and handsome. V. Shantaram hired him as an assistant in the studio. His family thought that he must have been killed in the riots and grieved, when he never returned.

One day one of the villagers came to their house and told excitedly that he had seen a Hindi film and in that film, an actor looked exactly like Ramsingh. The family went to the town and saw the film. Lo and behold ! There he was. Looking just like Ramsingh. Anxiously a group of elders reached Prabhat Studio in Poona and enquired. The officials brought out their own son- Ramsingh before them !! Everyone was happy. It seems he did not contact his household just to avoid the Police investigations, as he too was an active participant in the agitation.

Ramsingh was born into a rich Zamindar family of village Ishanpur in Pratapgarh (U.P.), in 1920. After graduating, while doing his M.A. he joined films. His first film was Ramshastri-44, then came Chand-44, Lakhrani-45 and Hum ek hain-46….all Prabhat films. While in Prabhat, he became friendly with Dev Anand and Guru Dutt. In his later years, they gave him roles in almost every film..

In his other films, Ramsingh worked with Heroine Ranjit Kumari ( real name Ranjit Kaur), to whom he got married later on. He was already married while in school and also had 3 children from his first wife. From the second marriage he had 4 children.

Ramsingh played Hero, Villain and character roles in 69 films. Some of his notable films were, besides 4 Prabhat films, Gaon-47, Shaheed-48, Khidki-49, Aparadhi-50 ( He was the Hero, opposite Madhubala), Sargam-50, Sangram-50, Shrimati ji-52, Jaal-52, Baaz-53 etc etc. In his later career, he only got insignificant roles in B and C grade films and Mythologicals. His last film was Sati Sulochana-69. ( 2 more films Veer Chhatrasal-71 and Mere Bhaiya-72 were released after he left films).

Ramsingh returned to his native place with Ranjit kumari and children in 1970 and started doing Agriculture. The U.P. Chief Minister H.N.Bahuguna was his classmate and a very good friend. Ramsingh approached him. Bahuguna, to help him, immediately established ” U.P. Film Corporation ” and made Ramsingh its Chairman. However, due to political turmoil in the country, Bahuguna left congress and joined Congress For Democracy, against Indira Gandhi. As a result the film corporation was wound up and Ramsingh returned to the fields again.

Ramsing started drinking, against medical advice and died in 1984, in his village.
( adapted, with Thanks, from Javed Hameed’s book “ Kuchh kalakar, kuchh yaden “).

Let us now enjoy the copied tune in today’s song…..


Song- Sapne mein sainyya tum aaya na karo (Flying Rani)(1959) Singers- Asha Bhonsle, Manna Dey, Lyricist- Najmi Kanpuri, MD- B N Bali

Lyrics

sapne mein sainya tum aaya na karo
aake mohe chhed chhed jaaya na karo
haye gori mohe nakhre dikhaaya na karo
dil ko lagaake pachhtaaya na karo

o ho sapne mein sainya tum aaya na karo
aake mohe chhed chhed jaaya na karo

meri gali aake tum jaane nahin paaoge
jaaoge to sainya tum bada pachhtaaoge
jaaoge to sainya tum bada pachhtaaoge
dil leke tum itraaya na karo
dil ko lagaake pachhtaaya na karo

hey sapne mein sainya tum aaya na karo
aake mohe chhed chhed jaaya na karo

ankhiyaan milaai hai to mukhda na modna
dil mein basaaya hai to dil ko na todna
dil mein basaaya hai to dil ko na todna

hey mohe chhup chhup ke sataaya na karo
aake mohe chhed chhed jaaya na karo
oye oye gori mohe nakhre dikhaaya na karo
dil ko lagaake pachhtaaya na karo

paas bula lo mohe apna bana lo
dil mein bithha lo ji
aankhon mein chhupa lo
dil mein bitha lo ji
aankhon mein chhupa lo
aha ha door door rahke tarsaaya na karo
dil ko lagaake pachhtaaya na karo

oh sapne mein sainya tum aaya na karo
aake mohe chhed chhed jaaya na karo


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Blog Day :

4995 Post No. : 16891

Today’s song is a foot tapping song from the film Fashionable wife-1959.

Nepotism,Corruption and Lack of Nationalism are the 3 ills common to most Indians.These things have been so common that not only now they are deep rooted in our behaviour, but also we have stopped considering them as vices anymore. They are a part of our life in many ways.

Corruption at every level of every aspect of our living is practiced unabashedly. From giving bribes to a policeman for breaking a traffic rule to giving bribes to get a Govt. Contract has become an easy way to replace discipline and hard work. After 15th August and 26th January, torn Indian Flags on the road and in the dustbins as well as stealing Govt. property from Railway Coaches and Govt. offices is a routine sight we come across. The plum jobs going to close relatives of big officers is no longer considered a crime !

These are very irritating matters when they concern and trouble us. If it is not concerning us, we take them philosophically !

In India these 3 criminal vices are spread to all walks of life and are found in almost every department. Can our Film Industry be far off from this ? Certainly Not !

Those already successful and adorning a high pedestal position in the film line, try to push their children or siblings into this line, irrespective of whether they have the talent or not. For others ” The Casting Couch” is seen as a kind of corruption or ‘wilful’ bribing. Making films with distorted History intentionally and glorifying the historical characters who looted India and did unlimited harm to Indians is nothing but a lack of Nationalism !

Nepotism is one ill which has been there in the films from the beginning. Bringing sons and daughters-even the wife- as actors has been there always. The Heroine of the First Indian Talkie film “Alam Ara”-1931, Zubeida had her 2 sisters and mother in the film line. One of the actors of this film- Prithviraj kapoor practically became the father of Indian films. His all sons, Grandsons, great grandsons and daughters came into films.

Acting is not a Genetic quality. It is not necessary that every successful actor or director’s children can become successful actors automatically. More often than not the star sons and daughters have (luckily) failed, saving the audience the trauma of bearing their stony presence on the silver screen. There is a long list of such failed stars, star sons and star daughters, but I quote here only a few examples.

It is said that ‘No trees can grow under a Banyan Tree’. This is absolutely true and applicable in Film industry. Except in cases like the Kapoor family, i.e. Raj,Shammi and Shashi,who made their bright careers despite the shadow of their Father and other Brothers, we find that many of the sons,daughters,brothers or sisters of many popular and famous film stars were failures and never made it big in Hindi cinema.

We know cases like Suneil Anand, Nasir Khan, Tony Walker, Naina Sahu, Meera Joglekar, Ajit Chitnis, Rajendranath, Narendranath, Anup Kumar, Mallika, Khursheed Jr., Simple Kapadiya, Shivangi Kolhapure, Preeti Ganguly, Radhika and many more. In spite of having all the backing of famous family members, these and so many others just did not make it, because Talents are not always hereditary !

They all were given fair opportunities to display their talent on the screen , but unfortunately despite their honest effort their skill could not come out & the viewers were left unimpressed . They were selected by big banners and well experienced directors were there to guide them. But their talent remained hidden inside them and with their nonexistent artistry they disappointed their mentors. Non-actor Sohan Kapila was in the romantic lead of Filmistan’s Babar , which was released in 1960. Hemen Gupta , distinguished director ,who earlier had directed Anand Math for Filmistan ,directed the movie and it also had the winning combination of Sahir & Roshan. Dependable character actor Gajanan Jagirdar did the role of great Moghal Emperor Babar . But the movie flopped ,as the new hero failed pathetically to register any emotion on his face. A big jolt for Seth Tola Ram Jalaan ,who was already facing financial problems. Mr. Kapila appeared in 2-3 movies in inconsequential roles and disappeared from the scene forever . His daughter Padmini Kapila also pursued a film career ,but could not achieve much success .

There were many other actors like him ,who got a chance to appear opposite illustrious heroines , unfortunately their effort did not make any impact on the cine loving public. Watching their miserable performance on the screen , no film maker came forward to sign them . Out of sight is out of mind ,it was a matter of time when the public as well as the film industry forgot them.

Malhaar, as the name suggests, is a musical film produced by great singer Mukesh in 1951 . It had a story by veteran actor S K Prem & its evergreen music was composed by Roshan . The movie had newcomers Arjun & Shammi (Nargis Rabadi ). Arjun did get another chance in Daku Ki Ladki to please the viewers with his emoting before the camera, but could not succeed and it was the end of his career.

Rattan Chopra the lucky boy was selected for films , among hundreds of aspirants . Mohan Kumar had suffered a huge setback when Aman flopped .He took the newcomer for Mom Ki Gudia ,opposite Tanuja, with great hopes. Unfortunately , Mom Ki Gudia failed to dispel the gloom and sank to the rock bottom. Acting was not his cup of tea ,Rattan Chopra understood & wisely opted out of the race of stardom.

K. Amarnath introduced new comer Vijay Kumar in his 1954 offering Alif Laila opposite Nimmi & Asha Mathur . Sohan Kapila and Vijay Kumar had impressive physiques , but had no clue about acting. The movie had lilting music by Shyam Sunder ,which was his last contribution towards the film industry . Helen for the first time got a chance to perform solo in the movie & for many decades she remained on top. But for Vijay Kumar it was his first & last chance.

Another non actor Premendra was introduced by old timer Vijay Bhatt in Holi Aayee Re (1970),which was directed by his younger sibling Harsukh Bhatt. It was pathetic to watch Premendra unsuccessfully trying to showcase his imaginary ability in the field of acting .The movie flopped phenomenally & a huge investment made by Bhatt Brothers went up in a cloud of smoke. Premender with Kumud Chhugani in Holi Aayee Re.

There were some more like Pratibha Sinha, Archan Gupta, Jayant Gupta, Ashok Sharma, Nusrat Kardar, Rajeev kapoor, Manish kumar, Navinchandra, Aroop kumar, Prashant, Shalini, Kaycee Mehra, Vikram, Shekhar Suman, Deepak kumar, Ajay, Som Dutt and many more.

Among them, some film names which I remember off hand are Arjun in Malhar-51, Rattan Chopra in Aman-67,Mom ki Gudia-72, Vijay Kumar in Alif laila-54,Premendra in Holi aayee re-70, Deepak kumar in Aabroo-68, Ajay in Wapas-69, Som Dutt in mann ka meet-68, Vikram in Julie-75,Rajeev Kapoor in Raam teri Ganga maili-85, Shekhar Suman in Utsav-84, Kaycee Mehra in Chhabilee-60 and Mem Didi-61, Prashant in Sehra-63, Ashok Sharma in Hamari yaad aayegi-61, Ajit Chitnis in Aaj ki baat-55, Nusrat Kardar in Dard-47, Manish in SaraswatiChandra-68, Rajiv in Nayi umar ki nayi fasal-65, Aroop kumar in Bezubaan-62 etc etc.

All this came to my mind when I saw the film cast of Fashionable wife. The cast included Jaymala, Abhi Bhattacharya, Anup Kumar, Radhakishen, Manorama, Leela Mishra, Daisy Irani and many others. heroine Jaymala was the wife of the producer, director and the owner of the banner ‘Adarshlok’, Bombay – B.K.Adarsh. This was her Debut film as a Heroine. At first glance, one will tend to feel that being the director’s wife must have been her way to be the film’s Heroine. But to be fair, she was already in the film line before marriage, though not as a Heroine.

Jaymala was born on 21-8-1938 at kasur, Punjab. She always craved to become an actress. She came to Bombay along with a relative and got a small role in the film Mandir-1948.

Her first major film was Hazar pariyan-1957. Some of her films were Ramudada, Durga pooja, Harshchandra Taramati, Love and Murder, Spy in Rome, Rambha Haran, Balak, Sampoorna Teerth Yatra, Veer Arjun, Babruwahan, Aaj ka ye Ghar etc.

She acted in 24 films. She even sang a song in the film Fashionable wife-1959.

After marriage with Adarsh Lok,she debuted as a Heroine in FASHIONABLE WIFE-1959. She had a double role in this film.Then she continued with Adarsh Lok’s films as a Heroine only. After husband’s death, she managed his production company. Her last film was Private Life-1983, as a Heroine and a Producer. Her son Taran Adarsh is a famous film critic.

She died on 27-7-1997 in Mumbai.

It is a coincidence that my last post was also on a film where sisters were seen in double roles. Today’s film also has sisters in double roles again. The film story is…

FASHIONABLE WIFE-1959 was produced and directed by Adarsh Lok, the Music Director was the duo of Suresh-Talwar ( Assistant Johnny Gomes) and the lyricist was Bharat Vyas. Story,Screenplay and Dialogues were by Waheed Qureshi. The cast was Jaymala, Abhi Bhattacharya, Anup Kumar, Leela Mishra, Iftekar, Nazir Hussain, Achala Sachdev, Radha Kishen, Manorama etc.

Girdhari and Susheela were a couple who continuously fought over only one point-how to bring their twin daughters. Susheela wanted them to be traditional and Girdhari was keen on making them ultra modern” to face the new World’. Finally the couple separated with Ragini opting for the traditional Mother and Kamini staying with her Modern Papa.

Ragini marries Balraj(Abhi Bhattacharya) and she is very happy. However her Mother in law(Leela Mishra) is not happy with her and there are daily fights, culminating in Ragini leaving her house and doing social work independently.

Kamini marries Natwar(Anup Kumar), her Dance trainer and happily lives with him, enjoying life. She has no time for any household responsibilities. She spends quite a lot arranging frequent parties. Due to all this her young devar Raju runs away from the house and Natwar is also fed up with her.

In short both the girls have a spoiled family life.

There is comic relief in the form of Manorama and Radha Kishen, who are the neighbours.

After many twists, coincidences and meaningless happenings, the girls learn their lessons. The film tries to stress that Traditional ways are always better, but they also must mix a little modernity in keeping with the times.

At the end Girdhari and Susheela unite,so do Kamini-Natwar and Balraj and Ragini.

Today’s song is sung by Jaymala and chorus. This is the only song which she ever sang in films. With this song she makes her Debut as a singer,on our Blog.

In the second half of the 50’s decade, films were deeply influenced by Rock N Roll music. This song is also like that.


Song- Paschim se aazadi aayee fashion ki shehzaadi aayee (Fashionable Wife)(1959) Singer-Jaymala, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Suresh Talwar
Chorus
Unnown male voice

Lyrics

paschim se aazaadi aayi
fashion ki shahzaadi aayi

hey hey ae
paschim se aazaadi aayi
fashion ki shahzaadi aayi
oonchi aedi bikhre baal
lovely lovely chaal

wo lad gaye log puraane
ha ha
ab aaye naye zamaane
ha ha
ye rang badalti nayi hawaayen
gaaye naye taraane
la lar la lar la lar la lar la la la

wo beet gaye afsaane
aa haa
ab geet hain naye banaane
aa haa
ye saadi aur salwaar badalkar
frock pant pahnaane
jhat se baal karo ye down
madam sar se pahno gown
madam m m m
ha ha ha ha ha
hey paschim se aazaadi aayi
fashion ki shahzaadi aayi
oonchi aedi bikhre baal
lovely lovely chaal

ye ghar ke jhanjhat tyaago
aa haa
picnic ke liye kahin bhaago
aa haa
bandhan ki kadiyaan tod phod
dharti ki pariyaan jaago
la la la lar la la la
la lar la la la la la

makeup har waqt sambhaalo
aa haa
sheesha har baar nikaalo
aa haa
in laaj bhari do aankhon par ek kaala chashma daalo
madam munh mein lo cigarette
khula hai aazadi ki gate
madam m mm
ha ha ha ha ha
hey
paschim se aazaadi aayi
fashion ki shahzaadi aayi
oonchi aedi bikhre baal
lovely lovely chal

honthon pe lagaao laali
baalon pe chadhhaao jaali
nakhoon badha ke sister
jhatpat dhoondho apna mister
lalalala
ha ha ha ha ha
aa ha ha ha

kho jaao dance mein
ho ho
haay romance mein
aha
kho jaao dance mein
hey
haay romance mein
very good
mast bahaaron se ye aati hai sada
banke fashinable wife
bana do aaj kisi ki life
banke fashinable wife
hey
paschim se aazaadi aayi
fashion ki shahzaadi aayi
oonchi aedi bikhre baal
lovely lovely chaal


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

Blog Day :

4990 Post No. : 16882

Today’s song is from the film Do Behnen-1959.

The film was made by Brij kala Mandir, Bombay. Produced by J P Sehgal and Kailash Kapoor, it was directed by Kedar Kapoor. Music was composed by Vasant Desai and all the 7 songs were written by Kavi Pradeep. The cast of the film was Shyama, Rajendra Kumar, Chand Usmani, Radha Kishen, Tiwari, Ram Mohan, Leela Mishra and many more.

The director Kedar Kapoor (2.9.1927-5.6.1987) directed 35 films from 1954 to 1983. In his career he was branded as Dara Singh Specialist, because he directed as many as 19 films of Dara Singh. His daughter Madhu kapoor was also an actress, in those days. The pair of composer Vasant Desai and Kavi Pradeep was unusual. They came together only in 2 films of 1959, namely south made School master and Do Behnen. Kavi pradeep was not acceptable to many well known Music Directors of those times, because Pradeep insisted on singing at least one song in every film and he used to force the composer to use the tunes he made for his songs. Due to this, MDs who were famous, could afford to deny working with him, like Naushad for example. Even Vasant Desai had to give one song from both his films to Pradeep to sing.

The story of Do behnen-59 was a story of twin sisters who were poles apart in nature. Shyama did a double role for both sisters. Earlier K.A.Abbas’ story in film ” Anhonee’-1952 had handled such a story. But that too was not the first one. In 1942, the film “Muqabala” depicted 2 sisters having different natures. In that film the Stunt Queen Fearless Nadia did the double role of sisters.

Having a double role in films was not a new thing. Let us take a brief look at the history of Double roles in films. As far back as into the initial era of making silent films, a male actor, Anna Salunke, had done the double role of Shri Ram and Seeta in film ” Lanka Dahan”-1917, made by Dadasaheb Phalke. Later on actress Patience Cooper did double roles of Twin sisters in silent film “Patni Pratap”-1923 and then again as Mother and daughter in silent film “Kashmiri Sundari”-1925. Master Vithal did a double role in the film Raj Tarang-1927.

When Talkie films started, the first film to have a double role was “Awara Shehzada”-1933.The Hero was Shahu Modak. The film was based on Mark Twain’s popular novel “The prince and the pauper’ in 1881. With this film India had beaten Hollywood in this race, because the first Talkie film on this novel was made in Hollywood only in 1937, with the same title of novel. The film featured the handsome Erol Flynn. Another popular film was ” The prisoner of Zenda’ based on the novel of same name by Anthony Hope in 1894 in 1937 and 1952.

In Hindi, a major hit film on double roles was Geeta-1940. In this film the hero-Chandramohan did a role of Father and son and the Heroine Durga Khote did the double role of Mother and wife. The film advocated the principle for the first time in films that ” Crime never pays”. This theme was later used in many films like “Kismat”-43 and “Sangram”-50. Film Geeta became so popular that it was remade as “Ustad’-1957 and “Karmayogi”-1978. Ashok kumar and Raaj Kumar did double roles in these films.

In the south made film “Chandralekha’-1948, the Hero Ranjan had a double role as twin brothers. The trend of making films with double roles went on increasing steadily. I have the statistics of such films from 1931 to 2014. As per this, the double role films were 3 in the 40’s, 11 in 50’s, 37 in 60’s, 63 in 70’s, 62 in 80’s, 81 in 90’s, 45 in 2000 and 17 till 2014.

Leading actors did double roles in films thus –

Amitabh-15 films
Rajesh K. – 11 films
Mithun Ch. -11
Govinda -10
Jeetendra -9
6 films each by Akshay kr., Hema M., Rishi K., Sanjeev kr.,and Shri Devi
5 films by Anupam K., Dilip kr., Mehmood and SRKhan
4 films by Ajay D, Anil k., J.Shroff, KK, Rekha, Sadhana, Salman Khan, Shashi K.
3 films by 15 actors. 2 and 1 by many actors. I have all the names but it will be too long a list.

So much for films with double roles.

The story of Do Behnen-59 was written by eminent writer Pt. Mukhram Sharma ( 29-5-1909 to 25-4-2000): The most famous writer of stories with social themes in the fifties, Pandit Mukhram Sharma had a long association with B. R. Chopra. He had written stories for many of his hit films. Some of his notable films are Ek Hi Raasta, Aulad, Sadhna and Dhool Ka Phool. Pt. Sharma had also won Filmfare awards for Sadhna, Vachan and Aulad. His other hit films include Santaan, Do Kalian, Jeene Ki Raah, Raja Aur Rank, Dadi Maa, Gharana and Talaq. Pt. Mukhram Sharma won Sangeet Natak Academy Award (1961).

Before coming to Bombay, he was a teacher in Meerut. In 1939, he came to Bombay, but could not get any job. He moved to Poona and joined Prabhat films as a Tutor for Marathi and Hindi. In Poona, he married a Marathi actress Shanta Mujumdar.He was with Marathi films till 1952, then he came to Bombay and got the first Filmfare award for Best story for his film Aulad-54.

Then there was no looking back. After winning Filmfare awards 3 times, Academy Award and Lifetime achievement Zee award, Sharma retired in 1980 and went back to Meerut.

The story of Do Behnen-59 was……….

Bombay-based look-alike twin sisters, Vasanti and Malti ( Shyama ), live a wealthy lifestyle with their parents. Their father, Raghunath ( S.K.Prem), arranges devout Vasanti’s marriage with Ramesh ( Rajendra Kumar), who lives with his widower father, a doctor ( Tiwari), and a sister, Rekha ( Chand Usmani). After the wedding, Raghunath is shocked to find Malti singing and dancing with a male named Anokhey( Ram Mohan) in a nightclub.

He brings her home, admonishes her severely and forbids her to leave the home. In response, she elopes with Anokhey, travels to Poona and books a room in Paramount Hotel. Shortly thereafter Anokhey shows his true colors, squanders her money, starts drinking, and frequenting prostitutes. He then takes her jewelry and walks out of her life. In order to recover the rent, the Hotel Manager contacts the Mathurs, and Vasanti and her mom ( Mumtaz Begum) attend to take Malti back home.

While traveling home, the train meets with an accident and Vasanti passes away. Her mother tells everyone that it is Malti who has passed away, and compels Malti to take over as Vasanti, which she does reluctantly.

After going to her house, she finds it very difficult to adjust to the sati savitri type behaviour. However, slowly she starts loving the new house and also her husband. Ramesh many times gets puzzled with her behaviour, but ignores it.

Finally the truth is out one day, but by that time Ramesh starts liking her and so a New Malti takes over her dead sister’s place officially.

Today’s song is the 7th and the final song of this film. It makes the film ” YIPPIED ” ! It is a good song too. Enjoy….


Song-Chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan bichhua bole (Do Behnen)(1959) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Kavi Pradeep, MD-Vasant Desai
Chorus
Lata + Chorus

Lyrics

ho ho ho
papapapapa
papapapa
hahahahaha

aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
sa re sa re ma ha ma dha pa
pa ma ga re ma ga re sa
sa sa sa
ma pa dha
dha ni re sa
sa sa

chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re
tan dole
man dole
chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re
tan dole
man dole

sakhi dekho jawaani aayi ban thhan ke
aayi ban thhan ke/font>
jeevan mein madhu ras ghole
tan dole
man dole

chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re
tan dole
man dole

o o
kis manzil pe aaj hum aaye
aaj hum aaye
dekho naazuk badan lahraaye
ho lahraye balkhaye
dekho nas nas mein hai bijli tadapti
nas nas mein hai bijli tadapti
ang mein bhadke shole
tan dole
man dole

chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re
tan dole
man dole

badal gaya sab roop rang
sakhi badal gayi hai chaal ree
chaal ree
dhak dhak dhak mere dil ki dhadkan
dene lagi hai taal re
taal re
o o
nain nachaa le gori teer chala le
nain nachaa le gori teer chala le
aaye khushi ke jhakole ae
tan dole
man dole

chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan
bichhuwa bole re tan dole man dole
chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan chhum chananan nanan


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