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This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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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For the general Hindi film audience, Suchitra Sen (real name: Roma Dasgupta) is synonymous with her lead roles in ‘Bambai Ka Babu’ (1960) with Dev Anand, ‘Mamta’ (1966) with Ashok Kumar and ‘Aandhi’ (1975) with Sanjeev Kumar. The second category of audience with academic interest in Hindi films will add four more of her Hindi films – ‘Devdas’ (1955) in the role of Paro with Dilip Kumar, ‘Musafir’ (1957) with Shekhar, ‘Champakali’ (1957) with Bharat Bhushan and ‘Sarhad’ (1960) with Dev Anand. Those in the latter category of Hindi film buffs would also know that Suchitra Sen worked in many Bengali films and the Bengali film audience loved to watch their favourite on-screen couple, Suchitra Sen and Uttam Kumar.

I was in the second category insofar as Suchitra Sen was concerned until recently. But in my quest to get a few rare Hindi film songs in Bengali films made me to watch some of the popular and critically acclaimed Bengali films of the golden era (1950-75). In this process, I came to know about the important contributions made by Suchitra Sen and Uttam Kumar among others in reviving the Bengali film industry after the decline of big film productions banners like New Theatres, M P Productions (of P C Barua) and the collapse of the studio system.

Based on a number of articles available on-line including some from Gopal Krishna Roy, a film journalist with United News of India who remained one of the very few close confidants of Suchitra Sen until her death, I have given below some interesting aspects of her filmy career based on these readings:

1. Suchitra Sen (06/04/1931 – 17/01/2014) migrated from then East Bengal (now Bangla Desh) to Kolkata with her family in 1947. She joined film industry in 1952 when she was already married to Dibanath Sen, a Marine Engineer and the son of an Industrialist in 1947 at the age of 16.

2. She acted in her fist film ‘Shesh Kothay’ (1952, Bangla) which was never released. Her first officially released film was ‘Saat Number Kayedi’ (1953, Bangla)

3. Her second released film was ‘Sharey Chauttor’ (1953, Bangla), a light comedy film which was also her first film with matinee idol, Uttam Kumar, then nick named in the Tollygunj studio circle as a ‘flop hero’ because all the films he worked during 1948-52 were box office failures. With this film, Uttam Kumar made an impressive turnaround in his filmy career with Suchitra Sen. From this film onward, Bengali filmy audience adored them as the most iconic romantic pair in the Bengali films.

4. During her filmy career (1953-78), Suchitra Sen worked in 61 films (including 7 Hindi films) out of which she paired with Uttam Kumar in as many as 30 films. Almost all of their films were box office hits.

5. When Suchitra Sen was 39, she lost her husband, Dibanath Sen in 1970 while he was on a visit to USA. However, she kept her shooting schedules, more or less, as planned to avoid financial losses to the producers.

6. A glance through her filmography and brief story lines of most of her films gives an impression that Suchitra Sen had handled her filmy career, especially from 1960, onward very professionally. She appears to be selective in accepting the films. Most of her films have a strong story-line and she had almost equal footage in films along with lead actors. In this process, she had ensured that she had ample scope for portraying her characters in the films and was not over-exposed to her audience.

7. Suchitra Sen declined the offer of Satyajit Ray’s film because he had put a condition that she had to give bulk dates for shooting and during the making of the film, she should not work in any other films. Satyajit Ray decided to abandon the film rather than taking any other female actress. She had also declined the offer of Raj Kapoor to work in one of his films (My wild guess is that it was for ‘Sangam’ (1964) because he had also made an offer to Uttam Kumar for a role in his film ‘Sangam’ (1964) which he had also declined. The role went to Rajendra Kumar.)

8. Suchitra Sen was the first Bengali film actress to get the best actress award in any International Film Festival for her role in Bangla film ‘Saptapadi’ (1961) in Moscow International Film Festival, 1963.

9. After the box office failure of her last film ‘Pranay Pasha’ (1978), Suchitra Sen retired from the film industry at the age of 47. It was first thought that she had timed her retirement at the peak of her career. However, over a period of time, it became evident that with retirement from the films, she had also shunned public life. She spent her last 35 years in her house as recluse, confining herself with close circles of family and a few friends.

During her last 35 years, Suchitra Sen completely avoided public exposure. Even during the death of Uttam Kumar in 1980, she visited his house after mid-night to offer her condolence. It is believed that she had decline to accept Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2005 mainly to avoid the public appearance. In 2012, Government of West Bengal gave her ‘Banga Bibushan Award’ but she did not attend the function. Moon Moon Sen, her daughter accepted the Award on her behalf.

Suchitra Sen suffered from lung infections for which she was admitted in a Kolkata hospital sometime in December 2013. She had almost recovered from her ailment but on January 17, 2014, she got a cardiac arrest which took her life. As per her wish, her body was put in the casket with tinted glasses and was cremated as the earliest (in about 5 hours from the time of her death). So even in death, she ensured her privacy.

Dilip Kumar who had worked with Suchitra Sen in her first Hindi film ‘Devdas’ (1955) in the role of Paro, paid tributes to her upon her death in January 2014 which are reproduced below:

Suchitra had peerless, expressive eyes. She conveyed volumes with a single look. During an intense scene in Devdas, I had to look straight into her eyes and convey romance filled with pathos. She reacted uniquely, looking with equal intensity at me and doing a slight lip movement which was excellent. Bimal da complimented her after that shot and so did I.

Professional to the core, Suchitra maintained a distance from film folk and never opened up unless she was comfortable with the person she was interacting with. She preferred to work in silence. But she never disrespected anyone. As an artiste, she gave full respect to even a spot boy.

Her Hindi had a Bengali accent but it sounded sweet. She could give five modulations to a single dialogue. After Devdas, we worked in Musafir in 1957, but we were not paired together. I will never forget the serenity she lent to the bhajan, ‘man re hari naam karna’ by Lata Mangeshkar.

We shared a great work rapport, but I must confess, her pairing with Uttam Kumar was the greatest. Suchitra was unparalleled in ‘Saat Paake Bandha’, ‘Uttar Phalguni’ and ‘Deep Jwele Jai’. An actress of international calibre, her looks were simply haunting. [Source: The Times of India, updated version dated 17/01/2017].

Many of Suchitra Sen’s Bangla films were not only box office hits, some of them were critically acclaimed and were remade in Hindi like ‘Mamta’ (1966) from ’Uttar Phalguni’ (1963), ‘Kora Kaagaz’ (1974) from ‘Saat Paake Bandha’ (1963), ‘Khamoshi’ (1966) from ‘Deep Jwele Jaai’ (1959) etc.

I am presenting a Hindi song ‘zindagi ki ye bhool thhi’ from the film ‘Uttar Phalguni’ (1963, Bangla) sung by Sandhya Mukherjee. The name of the lyricist is not known. The song was set to music by Robin Chatterjee.

Suchitra Sen had a double role – both mother and daughter in this film which was produced by Uttam Kumar. But he did not act in this film. Suchitra Sen later did the same double role in the Hindi version ‘Mamta’ (1966).

Unfortunately, the video clip of the song is not available. In fact, I did not find the song in the DVD of the film. Since Sandhya Mukherjee had sung for Suchitra Sen in this film, I guess, the song was picturized on Suchitra Sen. The wordings of the song give me an impression of a mujra song, the similar situational song in Hindi version of the film could be rahte thhe kabhi jinke dil mein.

Audio Clip:

Song-Zindagi ki ye bhool thhi (Uttar Phalguni)(Bangla)(1963) Singer-Sandhaya Mukherjee, MD-Robin Chatterji

Lyrics

aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aaa
aa aa aa aa aaa
zindagi ki ye bhool thhi
pyaar kisi se ho gaya
zindagi ki ye bhool thhi
mohabbat ki thandi chhaon mein
naadaan dil thha so gaya
zindagi ki ye bhool thhi

kaisi ye dillagi huyi
dil nahin akthiyaar mein
kaisi ye dillagi huyi
dil nahin akthiyaar mein
gumnaam ek sandesha hai
koyal ki har pukaar mein
gumnaam ek sandesha hai
koyal ki har pukaar mein
lut gayi main to jeete jee
haay kisi ke pyaar mein
phool dikha ke dhool mein
kaanta koi chubho gaya
zindagi ki ye bhool thhi

meri nasheeli aankh mein ae
meri nashee….li aankh mein
tasveer kiski bas gayi
tasveer kiski bas gayi
khel samajh ke prem ke
jaal mein main to phans gayi
lut gayi dil ki har khushi
lut gayi dil ki har khushi
hansne ko main taras gayi
saahil pe la ke naav ko
saahil pe la ke naav ko
mallah khud dubo gaya
zindagi ki ye bhool thhi
pyaar kisi se ho gaya
zindagi ki ye bhool thhi

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“Naag Mohini”(1963) was directed by Shantilal Soni for Dimple Films Bombay. This “pauraaanik” movie had Vijaya Chadhary, Mahipal, Sundar, Rajan Haksar, Bablu, Uma Dutt, Indira Bansal, Rajrani, Sood, Khursheed etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Naag Mohini”(1963) to appear in the blog. the song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. It is almost certain though that the song must have been picturised on the lead pair of Vijaya Chaudhary and Mahipal.


Song-Neeli neeli ankhiyon mein doobi doobi jaaun(Naag Mohini)(1963) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sardar Malik
Both

Lyrics

ho o o
neeli neeli ankhiyon mein doobi doobi jaaun
main doobi doobi jaaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun
kaali kaali zulfon mein khoya khoya jaaun
main khoya khoya jaaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun

gore gore mukhde pe kaali lat latke
ho ho o o
gore gore mukhde pe kaali lat latke
jaise koi naaganiya soyi ho simat ke

piya mori zulfon mein jiya tora atke
ho ho ho
haaye haaye

piya mori zulfon mein jiya tora atke
aisa uljhaaya kaise jaaoge palat ke
aisa uljhaaya kaise jaaoge palat ke
pyaar ka ye bandhan main kaahe ko
chhudaaun
main kaahe ko chhudaaun
tu jo mili swarg mila
kaise thhukraaun
tu jo mili swarg mila
kaise thhukraaun

dekh tera mukhda
rang uda darpan ka

ho o o o
dekh tera mukhda
rang uda darpan ka
toot pada dharti pe
chanda gagan ka

chaand gira charnon mein
pyaasa milan ka
ho ho ho
haaye haaye

chaand gira charnon mein
pyaasa milan ka
kab se deewaana thha
piya ki lagan ka
kab se deewaana thha
piya ki lagan ka
pyaare pyaare sapnon ki duniya sajaaun
main duniya sajaaun
bhaag mere jaagen jo tumsa ratan paaun
bhaag mere jaagen jo tumsa ratan paaun

neeli neeli ankhiyon mein doobi doobi jaaun
main doobi doobi jaaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun


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 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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Missing Films of 1960s – 111
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“हम तो डूबेंगे सनम, तुमको भी ले डूबेंगे।“
(“hum to doobenge sanam, tumko bhi le doobenge”)

(I will drown no doubt my dear, but will take you down with me.)

Some conversations, some words, touch a certain nerve inside that they simply cannot be forgotten.  And some of them go even a step further.  Some such words become so indelibly ingrained in the collective memory of a society that they end up becoming a part of the current lingua franca, an idiom that normal people begin to use in everyday conversations.

The above dialogue is one such example. This phrase has become part of the Hindustani exchange – I am sure this is a matter of current experience for all of us. Let me tell you where this dialogue comes from. The earliest occurrence that I am aware of is this being used in a film – well, 68 years ago. The year was 1951. The film maker was Raj Kapoor. The film was ‘Aawaara’. The scene in reference is / was considered a daring scene in those times. Nargis and Raj Kapoor are seen in swimming costumes, in a splashing pool close to a beach. This comes a little before the song “Dum Bhar Jo Udhar Munh Phere. . .”.

Nargis invites RK to dive into the pool. RK feigns fear, as if expressing he does not know how to swim. This exchange is all through facial expressions. Nargis dives into the pool. RK follows. Nargis quickly scrambles out of the pool, then tells RK that the water is deep, and he might drown. RK lunges at Nargis’ hand and tries to pull her back into the pool, and speaks this dialogue – “हम तो डूबेंगे सनम, तुमको भी ले डूबेंगे।“.

The dialogues of ‘Aawaara’ (as also the story) are written by Khwaja Ahmed Abbas or KA Abbas for short. As a writer, he was associated with Raj Kapoor and RK Films all the way from ‘Aawaara’ in 1951 to ‘Henna’ in 1991. He had passed away in 1987. Raj Kapoor had started making ‘Henna’, but then he himself passed away in 1988. The film was completed by Randhir Kapoor.

The association he shared with Raj Kapoor lasted almost 4 decades. The association stands the testimony of ideology – KA Abbas was a very active member of both IPTA (Indian People’s Theatre Association) and PWA (Progressive Writers Association). And Raj Kapoor and his socialistic ideology as expressed in films like ‘Aawaara’, ‘Shri 420’, ‘Boot Polish’, ‘Ab Dilli Door Nahin’, ‘Jaagte Raho’ etc. These films have a focus on the underprivileged in the society, and are a call to make a better society.

The word “progress and progressive” attached with it has a history of its own. In 19th century England, the word progressive was the battle cry of all those who wanted a better deal for the underprivileged and wanted science and technology to spearhead the movement for social development. It stood for liberation and democracy. Munshi Prem Chand, doyen of Urdu writers, had delivered the Presidential Address of the first meeting of the PWA. It was a movement for the freedom-loving writers who were opposed to the status quo in the feudal-dominated Indian society. They thought that unless the Indian society was not transformed and the common masses were not in the driving seat, nothing could change. Writers like Krishan Chander, Ismat Chugtai, Saadat Hasan Manto, Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi, Ali Sardar Jafri, Sibte Hassan, Ehtesham Hussain, Mumtaz Hussain, Sahir Ludhianvi, Kaifi Azmi, Ali Abbas Hussaini, Makhdoom Mohiuddin, Farigh Bukhari, Khatir Ghaznavi, Raza Hamdani, M Ibrahim Joyo, Sobho Gianchandani, Shaikh Ayaz, Rajinder Singh Bedi, Amrita Pritam, Ali Sikandar, Zoe Ansari, Majaz Lucknawi, and yes, Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, made it the strongest literary movement.

My earliest introduction to Abbas Sb was sometimes in mid 1960s. Although we watched the movies diligently, on TV and on the big screen, it was not yet time to grasp all the names that came while the credits were rolling. Becoming familiar with the story writer or the art director or the choreographer, was still a few years hence. What stuck to my mind was really a very out of the way encounter. It was a tele-film which probably no one remembers any more. But somehow, that film and the name has simply remained glued in memory. It wasn’t accompanied by any pompous announcements etc. It was just a film, that happened to get telecast when I happened to be sitting in front of the television at a neighbour’s house one evening. The title of the film is ‘India, My India’. It was a very interesting documentary. Starting with the very early morning hour – like 5 am, the telefilm captured vignettes of rural and urban lifein India, from different parts of the country. For every hour, the location would change. And for the next about 5 minutes, the viewer was treated to a sampling of the local life and local color at that hour of the day, accompanied by a narrative description. Over a period of two hours, 24 different locations of the country were mapped into this documentary, showing life as it happens, at different times in a cycle of 24 hours. To my tiny intelligence, this was a wonderful new experience, and I am sure a wonderful new experiment for its creator.

Another place where this name was highlighted every week, was on the last page of the weekly tabloid – Blitz, published from Bombay and Delhi. Being a journalist household, we always had a huge selection of newspapers and magazines delivered every morning. Blitz was one of the weekly papers that was the staple of many member of our household (a joint family setup at that time). For me, Blitz was an attraction because it always carried something ‘scandalous and titillating’ 😉 . Of course, the name of KA Abbas was always prominently posted on the last page of the weekly edition, quite appropriately titled the ‘Last Page’. I remember I used to read it with interest, because it was always a wry and a sideways look at the socio-political current affairs. A good read, because it introduced many a names to my still fledgling memory, names that would become important in later decades.

KA Abbas was born in Panipat (now in Haryana). He came into a family of erudite scholars with a history of good education and social involvement. His father was a celebrated Urdu poet, Khwaja Altaf Hussain Hali, a student and scholar of Mirza Ghalib. His grandfather Khwaja Gulam Abbas was one of the leaders of the first war of independence in 1857 – the first celebrated martyr of Panipat who was blown from the mouth of a cannon. Abbas’s father graduated from Aligarh Muslim University, was a tutor of a prince and a prosperous businessman. He spearheaded an effort to modernise the preparation and manufacture of Unani medicines. Abbas’s mother, Masroor Khatoon, was the daughter of Sajjad Husain, an enlightened educationist. Abbas took his early education in ‘Hali Muslim High School’, which was established by his great grand father Hali. He was instructed in reading the Arabic text of the Quran. Abbas completed his matriculation at the age of fifteen. He did his B.A. with English literature in 1933 and LLB in 1935 from Aligarh Muslim University.

Abbas began his career as a journalist with ‘National Call’, a New Delhi based newspaper after finishing his BA. Simultaneously, while doing his LLB in 1934, he started ‘Aligarh Opinion’, India’s first university students’ weekly during the pre-independence period. In 1935, Abbas came to Bombay and joined ‘The Bombay Chronicle’. He occasionally served as a film critic. An event transpired and the film editor of the paper passed away. Abbas got promoted to be the editor of the film section.

While at The Bombay Chronicle, (1935–1947), he started a weekly column called ‘Last Page’, which he continued when he joined the Blitz magazine. ‘Last Page’, (‘Azad Kalam’ in the Urdu edition). This column continued till Abbas Sb passed away in 1987, making this the longest-running political column in India’s history (1935–87). A collection of these columns was later published as two books.

In 1936, a few months after having come to Bombay and starting work at ‘The Bombay Chronicle’, a meeting with Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani happened. As a result, the young journalist took his first steps into the film industry. He started working as a copywriter and a publicist for Bombay Talkies. And shortly thereafter, he sold his first story and screenplay to Bombay Talkies – the film being ‘Naya Sansaar’ (1941).

The world of Hindi cinema quickly opened up to him. Here was an energetic young man with liberal outlook and a new expression, seeking to inject a new wave into the world of cinema. ‘Naya Sansar’ was the first such offering. He won the Bombay Film Journalists Association (BFJA) award for the best screenplay in 1942, for this film.

1943 – the great famine of Bengal happened. A story took a foothold in his mind. He wrote the story, the screenplay, became a producer and a director also in the same step – the result was the 1945 release of ‘Dharti Ke Lal’. KA Abbas had fired the first volley of the neo-realist socially aware cinema in India. The film was made under the banner of IPTA.

In parallel, he wrote the script for Chetan Anand’s ‘Neecha Nagar’ and V Shantatram’s ‘Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani’. Both films were released in 1946.  ‘Neecha Nagar’ went on to win the Palme d’Or (Golden Palm) award at the Cannes Film Festival, in one of the three categories – the only Indian film to have that honor in the history of our industry.

In 1951, he set up his own banner – ‘Naya Sansaar’, and went on to create some very iconic films in the history of Indian cinema. Commercial success not being the criteria, the value of social awareness and the commentary on the state of current affairs in the society simply cannot be measured. A short sampling of his critically acclaimed work is as follows,

1951: Screenplay for ‘Awaara’, nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

1956: Screenplay for ‘Jaagte Raho’, won the Crystal Globe Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1957 and the Certificate of Merit at the fourth National Film Awards.

1958 Screenplay and direction for ‘Pardesi’, nominated for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

1960: Direction for ‘Eid Mubarak’ (children’s documentary) , got All India Certificate of Merit for the Second Best Children’s Film

1964: Screenplay, production and direction for ‘Shehar Aur Sapna, won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film

1965: Direction for ‘Hamaara Ghar’, won award at the International Film Festival, Santa Barbara, USA

1970: Screenplay, production and direction for ‘Saat Hindustani’, won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration at National Film Awards

1972: Screenplay, production and direction for ‘Do Boond Pani’, won the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration at National Film Awards

Other major films he was associated with either as screenplay/story writer, producer, or director – or all of the roles, include ‘Aaj Aur Kal’ (1947), ‘Anhonee’ (1952), ‘Raahi’ (1953), ‘Munna’ (1954), ‘Shree 420’ (1955), ‘Chaar Dil Chaar Raahen’ (1959), ‘Gyaarah Hazaar Ladkiaan’ (1962), ‘Aasmaan Mahal’, (1965), ‘Bambai Raat Ki Baahon Mein’ (1967), ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970), ‘Bobby’ (1973), ‘Achaanak’ (1973), ‘Faaslah’ (1974), ‘The Naxalites’ (1980), ‘Love In Goa’ (1983), ‘Ek Aadmi’ (1988), and ‘Henna’ (1991).

As a journalist, he met with and interviewed several renowned world leaders and notable personalities – including the Russian Prime Minister Khrushchev, American President Franklin Roosevelt, Charlie Chaplin, Mao-Tse-Tung and Yuri Gagarin.

As a writer, he has authored more than 70 books in his lifetime in Hindi, Urdu and English.

In 1963, Abbas wrote, produced and directed ‘Shehar Aur Sapna’. This film is an experience totally different. The theme of the film is the dream city of Bombay, and the severe housing problem it faces. The myth of this city attracts thousands of young men who arrive here every day, with a dream of their own. But the harsh realities of making a living, and of having a roof on one’s head in this city, is an experience that can shatter many a tough determined minds.

The story is told through the experiences of Bhola, a young man – almost a village bumpkin, who comes to Bombay in search of livelihood, and Radha, a young woman also from a distant village, who is duped into a sham marriage, and is then plowed into flesh trade, from where she dares to escape, to start living on her own terms in this cruel and heartless city. For a time, their home is an abandoned drain pipe. Their support system is a trio of good samaritans, who themselves are inhabitants of the world of footpath dwellers – roles played by David, Anwar Hussain and Nana Palsikar. Manmohan Krishan plays the role of a wandering homeless poet (shades of ‘Matwaala Shaayar Ram Joshi’) who is a mute observer to all the events that transpire in the lives of this set of characters.

The progression of the storyline came as a shock to many who had never visited Bombay. No doubt the events depicted are dramatized to a certain extent, but surely they are also grounded in the realities of the living experience of this city. As the film comes to a close, the young couple are now parents to a newborn, their temporary shelter hosted by the three samaritans has been razed by bulldozers, to clear the way for an apartment complex being built by a rich builder, their drain-pipe home has finally found the purpose it was originally intended for – that is, the pipeline is laid and the drain pipe buried into the earth. The closing shot of the film shows the couple walking into a dying dusk, carrying the baby and their worldly belongings in a couple of makeshift shoulder bags, not knowing where to head – maybe towards a dream – a ‘sapna’, and nothing else.

A time of his own life that Abbas Sb has talked about in his writings and interviews – he too had slept of the footpaths of Bombay during his initial days in the city. As he prepared to shoot this film, he actually walked through the streets and bylanes of the city where the have-nots dwell in large numbers, at all times of the day and in all types of weather, to be able to recreate the landscape in the film to tell the story he wanted to. People making homes in drain pipes is a reality that he has seen and experienced. So it came quite naturally that he is able to present these sequences so convincingly.

The film is written, produced and directed by KA Abbas, under his own banner – Naya Sansaar, Bombay. The roles of the lead pair Bhola and Radha, are performed by Dilip Raj (son of the renowned P Jairaj) and Surekha Parkar. The rest of the cast is listed as Nana Palsikar, Manmohan Krishan, David, Anwar Hussain, Asit Sen, Jagdish Kanwal, Rasheed Khan, Ravikant, Ram Murty, Nazeer Kashmiri, Narbada Shankar, Moti Beena, Master Javed, and Pardesi amongst others.

Coming to the music of this film – the thing that makes the music of this film some sort of a rarity is the fact that it was never released on gramophone records. The songs of this film are essentially a recitation of poetry that occurs at four points in the story line. The poet protagonist is Manmohan Krishan. He is the one who sings all these four pieces, accompanying significant moments in this film. The lines of this poetry are penned by Ali Sardar Jafri and the music direction is by JP Kaushik (aka Jag Phool Kaushik).

The rare thing about these poetical pieces is of course their availability. These renditions were never released on gramophone records. Furhter, despite being an award winning film, the film itself has become a rarity, not available easily in public domain. Our dear friend from Jaipur, Pawan Jha, has uploaded one poetical segment elsewhere on YouTube. In absence of the availability of all the four pieces of poetry, I have extracted and edited the four pieces into a single video clip, from a copy of the film which itself is not the best. But no complaints – at least we have what we have. Small blessings that all the four poetical pieces are available. I debated and discussed with friends, whether this should be four different poetical renditions. As one listens to the four pieces, one can make out the one single thread that runs through these four pieces, giving credence to the Geet Kosh listings that lists these four pieces as parts 1 to 4. And so I felt it important to present them together as one poem with four parts. In the edited clip, I have included a very small segment of the film appearing just before each part presents itself in the storyline, to get a flavor of the backdrop against which each of these parts is presented.

The interesting thing about this post is that the film makes its debut today on our blog, and simultaneously, we can also declare it as yippeee’d – all the songs of this film are now posted. And it also brings us close, very close, to the culmination of this series of bringing on board the missing films of 1960s.

As one reviews the history of Indian cinema, one does not, should not categorize the luminaries like Satyajit Ray, Bimal Roy, Raj Kapoor, K Asif, Chetan Anand, Ritwick Ghatak, Mehboob Khan, Mrinal Sen, Rituparno Ghosh, Muzzafar Ali and the like. These legendary film makers each are a class unto themselves. And so is Khwaja Ahmed Abbas. His body of work put together may well form an institution that will be a matter of research and debate for decades to come. The medium of cinema is undoubtedly more rich, because KA Abbas worked on it. And because a compelling film like ‘Shehar Aur Sapna’ was created by him.

Born on 7th June, 1914, today is the 105th birth anniversary of this illustrious film maker. One of the very few whose dedication went exceptionally beyond the considerations of commercial success of his creations. His focus, his commentary, never wavered away from an acknowledged social responsibility of the medium of cinema. I fall back once again on the film ‘Aawaara’ and its dialogues – two samples.

Raj is running from the police and incidentally enters the home of Judge Raghunath and Rita. There is an exchange about the identity of the intruder. In a comic way, Raj is trying to convince Rita that he is a thief. And this is how he presents it –

“बस यही तो हमारे नए समाज का कमाल है।

जो चोर हैं, दूसरों की जेब काटते हैं, पब्लिक की आँख में धूल डालते हैं, मेरे जैसे फ़र्स्ट क्लास सूट पैंट पहनते हैं, उन्हें हम शरीफ समझते हैं। और जो ईमानदारी से मेहनत मजदूरी करके पेट पालते हैं, फटे पुराने कपड़े पहनते हैं, उन्हें चोर आवारा डाकू समझ कर धर लिया जाता है। ये पूंजीपति, ये काले बाज़ार वाले सेठ, ये मुनाफाखोर, ये ब्याज लेने वाले, ये सब कौन हैं। मेरी तरह चोर।“

“Bas yahi to hamaare naye samaaj ka kamaal hai.

Jo chor hain, jo doosron ki jeb kaat’te hain, public ki aankh mein dhool jhonkte hain, mere jaise first claas suit pant pehante hain, unhen hum shareef samajhte hain. Aur jo imaandari se mehnat mazdoori kar ke pet paalte hain, fatey puraane kapde pehante hain, unhem chor aawaara daaku samajh kar dhar liya jaata hai. Ye poonjipati, ye kaale bazaar waale seth, ye munaafakhor, ye byaaj lene waale, ye sab kaun hain. Meri tarah chor.”

And in the closing minutes of the film, as the court case against Raj is in progress, the judge invites Raj to say what he wants to, in his own defence. One part of that monologue goes like –

“आप जो चाहे मुझे सज़ा दे सकते हैं।

मगर क्या आप समझते हैं के मुझे फांसी देने से ये पाप क्रोध हिंसा और अपराध का जहर जो आपकी दुनिया में फैला हुआ है, ये दूर हो जाएगा।

मैं आपको अपनी जीवन कथा सुनाना नहीं चाहता। मगर इतना ज़रूर कहना चाहता हूँ, के अपराध के कीड़े मुझे खून में अपने माँ बाप से नहीं मिले थे। उस गंदे गट्टर से मिले थे जो हमारी गंदी चाल के पास से बहता है। वो गट्टर आज भी वहाँ बह रहा है। और अपराध के कीड़े अब भी उस में पल रहे हैं। और.. और सैंकड़ों हजारों बच्चे जो आस पास की चालों में रहते हैं रोज़ाना इन कीड़ों के शिकार हो रहे हैं। मेरी फिक्र ना कीजिये, उन बच्चों की फिक्र कीजिये, अपने बच्चों की फिक्र कीजिये। ऐसा ना हो

के एक दिन आप, और आप, और आप, और आपका बच्चा भी मेरी तरह इस कटहरे में बार बार कहे के मेरी रगों में भी शरीफ बाप का खून है।”

Aap jo chaahe mujhe sazaa de sakte hain.

Magar kya aap samajhte hain ke mujhe faansi dene se ye paap krodh hinsa aur apradh ka zehar jo aapki duniya mein faila hua hai, ye door ho jaayega.

Main aapko apni jeevan katha sunaana nahin chaahta. Magar itna zaroor kehna chaahta hoon, ke apradh ke keede mujhe khoon mein apne maa baap se nahin miley the. Us gande gattar se miley the jo hamaari gandi chaal ke paas se behta hain. Wo gattar aaj bhi wahaan beh raha hai. Aur apradh ke keede ab bhi us mein pal rahe hain. Aur. . aur sainkdon hazaaron bachche jo aas paas ki chaalon mein rehte hain rozaana in keedon ke shikaar ho rahe hain. Meri fiqr na kijiye, un bachchon ki fiqr kijiye, apne bachchon ki fiqr kijiye. Aisa na ho ke ek din aap, aur aap, aur aap, aur aapka bachcha bhi meri tarah is katehre mein baar baar kahe ke meri ragon mein bhi shareef baap ka khoon hai.

Touching upon the sordid realities of human existence, and the dichotomy of the crooked and dubious haves versus the helpless have nots just trying to survive. The dialogues bring home a message that is topical even today – a message that inevitably gets lost in the glitz of commercial compulsions.

His creations, his vision is exceptional. Even when he writes the story for ‘Bobby’ – yes it is a showman’s film, an RK creation. But beneath the formula drama, there is an effort to dissect and discuss the social divide of the rich-boy-poor-girl tale. It is was an RK film – one had a ice-cream flavored happy ending.

‘Shehar Aur Sapna’ is an out and out KA Abbas statement – the ending is poignant, rooted in the real world, but still colored with an idealist’s hope looking into the future – shades of “. . . Wo Subah Kabhi To Aayegi. . .”.

[Acknowkledgements – A part of this article is adapted from the material in multiple articles on Wikipedia.]

Song – Ye Shaam Bhi Kahaan Hui  (Shehar Aur Sapna) (1963) Singer – Manmohan Krishan, Lyrics – Ali Sardar Jafri, MD – Jag Phool Kaushik

Lyrics

(Part 1)

ye shaam bhi kahaan hui
ye shaam bhi kahaan hui
shaam bhi kahaan hui

patharon ki basti hai
patharon ka zinda hai
patharon ki deewaaren
jin mein qaid insaan hai
patharon ki sejen hain
patharon ka bistar hai
patharon ke takiye hain
patharon ki chaadar hai
neend aur sapne bhi
patharon mein dhalte hain
patharon ke seene mein
kitne paap palte hain
kitne paap palte hain

shaam bhi kahaan hui
ye shaam bhi kahaan hui
shaam bhi kahaan hui

(Part 2)

pathar ka bhagwaan yahaan hai
pathar ka shaitaan
pathar ke dil
pathar ke sar
pathar ke insaan
koi rasta kaise paaye
dil ka haal kisey samjhaaye
chaaron or khadi hai dekho
pathar ki santaan
pathar ki santaan

shaam bhi kahaan hui
ye shaam bhi kahaan hui
shaam bhi kahaan hui

(Part 3)

pyaar ko aaj nai
tarah nibhaana hoga
pyaar ko aaj nai
tarah nibhaana hoga
hans ke har dard ko
har gham ko bhulaana hoga
hans ke har dard ko

aansoo’on se jo bujhe jaate hain
aankhon ke chiraagh
aansoo’on se jo bujhe jaate hain
aankhon ke chiraagh
khoon e dil de ke unhen
phir se jalaana hoga
khoon e dil de ke unhen
phir se jalaana hoga
pyaar ko aaj nai

abhi khil jaayenge masle huye
kuchle huye phool
abhi khil jaayenge masle huye
kuchle huye phool
shart bas ye hai ke
seene se lagaana hoga
shart bas ye hai ke
seene se lagaana hoga
pyaar ko aaj nai

wo jo kho jaayen to
kho jaayegi duniya saari
wo jo kho jaayen to
kho jaayegi duniya saari
wo jo mil jaayen to
saath apne zamaana hoga
wo jo mil jaayen to. . .

(Part 4)

hazaar ghar hazaar dar
ye sab hain ajnabi magar
khabar nahin ke ab kidhar
mudegi apni rehguzar

yahaan se jaayenge kahaan
amaan paayeng kahaan
ye zindagi ki bebasi
ye bebasi ki zindagi..ee..ee

ye bebasi ki zindagi..ee..ee

shaam bhi kahaan hui
ye shaam bhi kahaan hui
shaam bhi kahaan hui

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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(भाग 1)

ये शाम भी कहाँ हुई
ये शाम भी कहाँ हुई
शाम भी कहाँ हुई

पत्थरों की बस्ती है
पत्थरों का ज़िंदा है
पत्थरों की दीवारें
पत्थरों के इंसान हैं
पत्थरों की सेजें हैं
पत्थरों का बिस्तर है
पत्थरों के तकिये हैं
पत्थरों की चादर है
नींद और सपने भी
पत्थरों में ढलते हैं
पत्थरों के सीने में
कितने पाप ढलते हैं
कितने पाप ढलते हैं

शाम भी कहाँ हुई
ये शाम भी कहाँ हुई
शाम भी कहाँ हुई

(भाग 2)

पत्थरों का भगवान यहाँ है
पत्थरों का शैतान
पत्थर के दिल
पत्थर के सर
पत्थर के इंसान
कोई रस्ता कैसे पाये
दिल का हाल किसे समझाये
चारों ओर खड़ी है देखो
पत्थर की संतान
पत्थर की संतान

शाम भी कहाँ हुई
ये शाम भी कहाँ हुई
शाम भी कहाँ हुई

(भाग 3)

प्यार को आज नई
तरह निभाना होगा
प्यार को आज नई
तरह निभाना होगा
हंस के हर दर्द को
हर ग़म को भुलाना होगा
हंस के हर दर्द को

आंसुओं से जो बुझे जाते हैं
आँखों के चिराग़
आंसुओं से जो बुझे जाते हैं
आँखों के चिराग़
खून ए दिल दे के उन्हें
फिर से जलाना होगा
खून ए दिल दे के उन्हें
फिर से जलाना होगा
प्यार को आज नई

अभी खिल जाएँगे मसले हुये
कुचले हुये फूल
अभी खिल जाएँगे मसले हुये
कुचले हुये फूल
शर्त बस ये है के
सीने से लगाना होगा
शर्त बस ये है के
सीने से लगाना होगा
प्यार को आज नई

वो जो खो जाएँ तो
खो जाएगी दुनिया सारी
वो जो खो जाएँ तो
खो जाएगी दुनिया सारी
वो जो मिल जाएँ तो
साथ अपने ज़माना होगा
वो जो मिल जाएँ तो

(भाग 4)
हज़ार घर हज़ार दर
ये सब हैं अजनबी मगर
खबर नहीं के अब किधर
मुड़ेगी अपनी रहगुज़र

यहाँ से जाएँगे कहाँ
अमान पाएंगे कहाँ
ये ज़िंदगी की बेबसी
ये बेबसी की ज़िंदगी॰॰ई॰॰ई

ये बेबसी की ज़िंदगी॰॰ई॰॰ई

शाम भी कहाँ हुई
ये शाम भी कहाँ हुई
शाम भी कहाँ हुई


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Blog Day : 3972 Post No. : 15057

Yesterday (2 june 2019) was Sunday. I for some reason thought that there was lots of time available with me and so I would do things that I had not done for ages. Sunday morning is the day when DD national presents ‘Rangoli’.

I used to be a regular watcher of this programme when I was based at Bilaspur. That was four to seven years ago. I have rarely watched this programme since.

On this ‘Rangoli’ programme on 2 june 2019, This presenter announced that the programme would have songs dealing with nature. I found that most songs were from 1990s from movies such as ‘Roja’ etc, with a couple of songs from 1960s. There was no value addition from the anchor on these songs while discussing the songs. May be I was expecting her too keep us enthralled like an Ameen Sayani or Nalin Shah. But then those days and those knowledgeable presenter have become rare to find. We should at least be thankful that Vividh Bharti still has good presenters with knowledge as well as passion for old songs.

I then thought that instead of finding fault in the presentation of ‘Rangoli’, I should look in the mirror. Even my articles in the blog has become routine. It is time to bring some zing and enthusiasm in my writeups.

Just as the ‘Rangoli’ programme covered mainly songs from 1990s, I too noted down the lyrics of some songs from 1990s. Somehow those songs of 1990s did not bring the same “kuchh kuchh hota hai” feeling in me. I decided to randomly pick a song from 1960s. This random picking gave me a song from ‘Phool Bane Angaarey’ (1963).

‘Phool Bane Angaarey’ (1963) was directed by Suraj Prakash for Asiatic Arts Productions Bombay. This movie had Mala Sinha, Raj Kumar, Johny Walker, Aashish Kumar, Shammi, Mumtaz Begam, Mukri, Nasreen, Tuntun, Sarita Devi, Laxmi, Leela Mishra, Chaman Puri, Ravikant, Mansaram, Bhalla etc in it.

The movie has six songs in it. Three of the most popular songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

The song under discussion, that I picked by lottery, is one that I had never heard before. But when I listened to this song, I quickly realised that my hunch about the difference in quality of songs between golden era songs and songs of 1990s was not misplaced. This forgotten and less heard song from 1960s sounded so sweet and lovely. And I had never heard this song before !

This song is sung by Lata. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

It was one of the earlier songs penned by Anand Bakshi in his career. This song came in the era when classy lyrics were being written by several established lyricists. So Anand Bakshi, in a bid to make his mark among such talented lyricists came up with this gem of a song. It is ironic that many of his lesser quality songs are better known than this song.

Even the music director duo were relatively new on the scene. And in this song they have tried to create a Salil Chaudhary like effect. The song and its picturisation is reminiscent of Salil Chaudhary compositions of those years.

The song is picturised on Mala Sinha.

Yesterday (2 June 2019) gave me a feeling that I failed to utilise it to the full. Nevertheless, I noted down the lyrics of some songs from 1990s, that I will discuss next.


Song-Sambhal to le dil deewaana (Phool Bane Angaarey)(1963) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

dil deewaana
zara
thehar
jaana

sambhal to le dil deewaana
zara thehar jaana aa
sambhal to le dil deewaana
zara thehar jaana
abhi na saamne aana
zara thehar jaana
sambhal to le

main guzri umr ko waapas zara pukaar to loon
main apne aap ko thhoda bahut sanwaar to loon
libaas gham ka nigaahon se main utaar to loon
samaa to ho le suhaana zara thahar jaana
abhi na saamne aana
zara thehar jaana
sambhal to le

khushi bhi itni achaanak main seh na paaungi
main apne aap mein bas aaj reh na paaungi
jo tum se kehna hai mujhko
wo keh na paaungi
main yaad kar loon fasaana
zara thehar jaana
abhi na saamne aana
zara thehar jaana
sambhal to le

sataane waale
tumhen main bhi thhoda tadpaaun
talaash karte phiro tum mujhe
main chhup jaaun
hazaar kehne pe bhi saamne na main aaun
banaa loon koi bahaana
zara thehar jaana
abhi na saamne aana
zara thehar jaana

sambhal to le dil deewaana
zara thehar jaana
sambhal to le

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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दिल दीवाना
ज़रा
ठहर
जाना

संभल तो ले दिल दीवाना
ज़रा ठहर जाना
संभल तो ले दिल दीवाना
ज़रा ठहर जाना
अभी ना सामने आना
ज़रा ठहर जाना
संभल तो ले

मैं गुज़री उम्र को वापस ज़रा पुकार तो लूँ
मैं अपने आप को थोड़ा बहुत संवार तो लूँ
लिबास ग़म का निगाहों से मैं उतार तो लूँ
समा तो हो ले सुहाना ज़रा ठहर जाना
अभी ना सामने आना
ज़रा ठहर जाना
संभल तो ले

खुशी भी इतनी अचानक मैं सह ना पाऊँगी
मन अपने आप में बस आज रह ना पाऊँगी
जो तुमसे कहना है मुझको
वो कह ना पाऊँगी
मैं याद कर लूँ फसाना ज़रा ठहर जाना
अभी ना सामने आना
ज़रा ठहर जाना
संभल तो ले

सताने वाले तुम्हें भी थोड़ा तड़पाऊँ
तलाश करते फिरो तुम मुझे
मैं छुप जाऊँ
हज़ार कहने पे भी सामने ना मैं आऊँ
बना लूँ कोई बाहाना ज़रा ठहर जाना
अभी ना सामने आना
ज़रा ठहर जाना
संभल तो ले

संभल तो ले दिल दीवाना
ज़रा ठहर जाना
संभल तो ले


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Blog Day : 3859 Post No. : 14874

“Bachpan”(1963) was produced by Mrs P N Irani and directed by Nazar for New Panchratan Pictures. The movie had Menka Irani, Salim, Daisy Irani, Jeevan, Anwar Hussain, David, Manorama, Helen, Mauji Singh, Bhudo Advani, Chanda Bai, Seema,Masood, Kabuli, Babu, Mohd.Shafi, Lala Nazir, Rafi Ajmeri, Raj Mala, Kamran etc in it.

This movie had seven songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

The movie had four Rafi solos and two Suman Kalyanpur solos.

There was one duet song in the movie which was sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Rafi.

Here is the this duet song from “Bachpan”(1963). Hasrat Jaipuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

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

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Tere hum o sanam (Bachpan)(1963) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Rafi, Lyrics-Hasrat Jaipuri, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

tere hum o sanam
tu jahaan main wahaan
suraj tu jarra main
tu kahaan main kahaan

tere hum o sanam

kya khabar hai tujhe
dil tera ho gaya
pyaar ki raah mein
dil mera kho gaya
kya khabar thhi mujhe
aisa din aayega
mahal ka chaand bhi
mera ban jaayega

pyaar mein fark kya
tu jahaan dil wahaan
suraj tu jarra main
tu kahaan main kahaan

tere hum o sanam

aapki baat ka
kaise aaye yaqeen
kaise nazren uthhen
itni himmat nahin

pyaar mein ek hai
kya zameen kya gagan
kaun kya hai yahaan
main na jaanoon sajan
kya kahega jahaan
soch le meharbaan

tere hum o sanam
tu jahaan main wahaan


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.

Blog Day : 3839 Post No. : 14851

Mohammed Rafi – Duets – ‘अ’  से  ‘ह’ तक  (From ‘अ’ to ‘ह’) – 33
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‘स’ – सुन गोरी खोल ज़रा घूँघट का डोर ॰ ॰ ॰

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॰ ॰ ॰जिनके मिलन को तरसे
वो तो ना आए
मौसम आए जाये॰ ॰ ॰

It is your words that tell of this predicament. Seasons come and go, as they have, year on year on year. . .  but the one who this heart wants to listen to again, has not returned after going away. . .

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Rafi Sb has sung playback for a whole range of performers all the way from mid 1940s to early 1980s, and then some. He never declined to sing for any actor, be that a newcomer, a junior artist, or even non-entities who made just one song, one film appearances. On the other hand, the association of Rafi Sb’s voice with some very important and specific performers, has been well discussed and documented. Almost invariably, Rafi Sb was the singing voice for these artists, no matter what.

One name that is very familiar in this context is Johnny Walker. Starting his career as a small time comedian, Johnny Walker went on to command such importance in the film world that his role, and invariably a song lip-synched by him, was part of a formula in the world of Hindi cinema. Pick any Johnny Walker film in 1950s and 1960s – you can be sure there is also a song performed by him, with playback from Rafi Sb. Rafi Sb was able to create that unique and peculiar rendition for Johnny Walker songs, that blended so seamlessly with actor’s dialogue delivery and acting styles. That is the depth of the singing prowess of Rafi Sb. And it applies across all actors. He sang for them, in their own styles, almost completely making himself invisible inside that actor.

Today’s song in this series is a typical Johnny Walker song. The film is ‘Phool Baney Angaarey’ from 1963. The film is produced under the banner of Asiatic Arts Production, and is directed by Suraj Prakash. This is a social drama that weaves a story of a joint family during the period of India’s 1962 war with China. The star cast includes Mala Sinha, Raj Kumar, Johnny Walker, Ashish Kumar, Shammi, Mumtaz Begum, Mukri, Nasreen, Tuntun, Sarita Devi, Lakshmi, Leela Mishra, Chaman Puri, Ravikant, Mansaram, and Bhalla amongst others.

Geet Kosh lists six songs for this film. All songs are written by Anand Bakshi, and the music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji. Two songs of this film are already showcased here.

In this duet, Rafi Sb is accompanied by Kamal Barot. On screen, the song is performed by Johnny Walker and Shammi. The scenario is the first night of a newlywed couple. The groom is making efforts and requesting the bride to open her ghunghat and allow him to see her face. The exchange is comical, of course, given that Johnny Walker is the groom. He even mentions that yes, they have met before also, but that he just wants to confirm that he got married to the same person.

Enjoy this fun song, the penultimate in this series. Concluding episode should be coming shortly. 🙂

Song – Sun Gori Khol Zara Ghunghat Ka Door  (Phool Baney Angaarey) (1963) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Kamal Barot, Lyrics – Anand Bakshi, MD – Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics 

sun gori khol zara ghunghat ka door
ghunghat ka door
honay bhi de zara akhiyaan four
oon hoon
sun gori khol zara ghunghat ka door
ghunghat ka door
honay bhi de zara akhiyaan four

yaad hai tujhe chaupaati ka wo footpath
hui thi jahaan hamaari pehli mulaqaat
aaa haan
yaad hai tujhe chaupaati ka wo footpath
hui thi jahaan hamaari pehli mulaqaat
dekhoon zara tu hai wahi ya hai koi aur
sun gori khol zara ghunghat ka door
ghunghat ka door
honay bhi de zara akhiyaan four
oon hoon
sun gori khol zara ghunghat ka door
ghunghat ka door
honay bhi de zara akhiyaan four

main hoon tera husband
tu hai meri wife
ye hi afsos to rahegi saari life
ain
kya kaha
hee
arey main hoon tera husband
tu hai meri wife
ye hi afsos to rahegi saari life
life pe karenge hum phir kabhi gaur
sun gori khol zara ghunghat ka door
ghunghat ka door
honay bhi de zara akhiyaan four
oon hoon
sun gori khol zara ghunghat ka door
ghunghat ka door
honay bhi de zara akhiyaan four
bhaai
four

yaad hai tujhe wo mera taan tod saang
saang tha kaahe ka wo thi murge ki baang
[cock a doodle sounds]
yaad hai tujhe wo mera taan tod saang
sang tha kaahe ka wo thi murge ki baang
tu ne usi baang pe kaha tha once more
o sun gori khol zara ghunghat ka door
ghunghat ka door
honay bhi de zara akhiyaan four
oon hoon
sun gori khol zara ghunghat ka door
ghunghat ka door
honay bhi de zara akhiyaan four

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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सुन गोरी खोल ज़रा घूँघट का डोर
घूँघट का डोर
होने भी दे ज़रा अखियाँ फोर
ऊँ हूँ
सुन गोरी खोल ज़रा घूँघट का डोर
घूँघट का डोर
होने भी दे ज़रा अखियाँ फोर

याद है तुझे चौपाटी का वो फूटपाथ
हुई थी जहां हमारी पहली मुलाकात
आ हाँ
याद है तुझे चौपाटी का वो फूटपाथ
हुई थी जहां हमारी पहली मुलाकात
देखूँ ज़रा तू है वही या है कोई और
सुन गोरी खोल ज़रा घूँघट का डोर
घूँघट का डोर
होने भी दे ज़रा अखियाँ फोर
ऊँ हूँ
सुन गोरी खोल ज़रा घूँघट का डोर
घूँघट का डोर
होने भी दे ज़रा अखियाँ फोर

मैं हूँ तेरा हसबेंड
तू है मेरी वाइफ़
ये ही अफसोस तो रहेगा सारी लाइफ
ऐं
क्या कहा
ही
अरे मैं हूँ तेरा हसबेंड
तू है मेरी वाइफ़
ये ही अफसोस तो रहेगा सारी लाइफ
लाइफ पे करेंगे हम फिर कभी गौर
सुन गोरी खोल ज़रा घूँघट का डोर
घूँघट का डोर
होने भी दे ज़रा अखियाँ फोर
ऊँ हूँ
सुन गोरी खोल ज़रा घूँघट का डोर
घूँघट का डोर
होने भी दे ज़रा अखियाँ फोर

याद है तुझे वो मेरा तान तोड़ सांग
सांग था काहे का वो थी मुर्गे की बांग
[मुर्गे की बांग का शब्द]
याद है तुझे वो मेरा तान तोड़ सांग
सांग था काहे का वो थी मुर्गे की बांग
तूने उसी बांग पे कहा था वंस मोर
ओ सुन गोरी खोल ज़रा घूँघट का डोर
घूँघट का डोर
होने भी दे ज़रा अखियाँ फोर
ऊँ हूँ
सुन गोरी खोल ज़रा घूँघट का डोर
घूँघट का डोर
होने भी दे ज़रा अखियाँ फोर


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Blog Day : 3650 Post No. : 14495

“Raaj darbaar” song used to be an important part of small budget B grade movies of early 1960s. These songs would typically be sung by two singers and one of them would be Kamal Barot. 🙂

Two or more female dancers would give a synchronised dance performance, watched by royals seated proudly on their thrones.

Movies may be B grade but the music was mostly A grade stuff, seeing that there was a good supply of A grade music directors badly in need of assignments. While some of these music directors continued to languish in these movies , some of them quickly graduated to A grade stuff. 1963 saw an interesting case when the music of Parasmani (1963) became a runaway hit and that catapulted Laxmikant Pyarelal , till then assistants to Kalyanji Anandji, to big league.

“Sunahri Naagin”(1963) was also a curious case. It came in the same year as “Parasmani”(1963) and it shared several artists with “Parasmani”(1963). For instance, Babubhai Mistri was the director in both the movies and Mahipal was the hero in both of them.

If Laxmikant Pyarelal were the music directors in “Parasmani”(1963) then “Sunahri Naagin”(1963) had music by their mentors viz Kalyanji Anandji.

“Sunahri Naagin”(1963) had eight songs in it. Four songs from the movie have been covered in the blog. All these songs were covered in 2010 ! There has been a lull for eight years since then.

Here is the fifth song from “Sunahri Naagin”(1963) to appear in the blog. This is a raj darbaar song which is picturised on several female dancers. I am unable to identify them and I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify them.

The song is sung by Kamal Barot (what did I say earlier 🙂 ) and Mubarak Begam. Ved Prakash is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.


Song-Main to ho gayi re badnaam (Sunahri Naagin)(1963) Singers-Kamal Barot, Mubarak Begam, Lyrics-Ved Prakash, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

wafaaon ka aalam
mitne laga hai
mohabbat ka dam
phir ghutne laga hai

main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam

<ye dil to tera deewaana hai
chaahat se bhara paimaana hai
itna bhi mujhe maaloom nahin
itna bhi mujhe maaloom nahin
apna hai ya begaana hai
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam

ek teer jigar ke paar hua
aur dard gale ka haar hua
kuchh haal ajab sa hai dil ka
kuchh haal ajab sa hai dil ka
jabse tera deedaar hua
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam

bhoole se mohabbat kar baithe
ye kaisi qayaamat kar baithe
dil hamse baghaawat kar baitha
dil hamse baghaawat kar baitha
ham dil se baghaawat kar baithe
main to ho gayi re badnaam
lete lete tera naam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam
saanwariya
kisko doon ilzaam


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Blog Day : 3603 Post No. : 14380

“Dekha Pyaar Tumhaara”(1963) was directed by K Parvez (aka Kalptaru) for Mamta Movies, Bombay. The movie had Naaz, Subi Raj, Bhagwan, Achla Sachdev, Helen, Madan Puri, Sadhna Chaudhry, Shyam etc in it.

THe movie had six songs in it.

One song has been covered and that was five years ago.

Here is the second song from “Dekha Pyaar Tumhaara”(1963) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Raj Ratan.

The song is picturised as a joie de vivre song on Naaz, with Subiraj and Achla Sachdev also visible in the picturisation.


Song-Aayi bahaar mere angna mein aali (Dekha Pyaar Tumhaara)(1963) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Raj Ratan

Lyrics

l’la l’la l’la l’la lallaa lallaa laa
aayi bahaar mere
aayi bahaar mere angna mein aali
doloon main bani phoolon ki daali
o o o o
aayi bahaar mere
aayi bahaar mere angna mein aali
doloon main bani phoolon ki daali

o o o
l’ la laa
l’ la laa
l’ la laa la laa
ho o o
tan se
mann se
rang chhoote
jaise chaand kiran
mukh se phoote
jaise chaand kiran
mukh se phoote
honth ban gaye phoolon ke boote
honth ban gaye phoolon ke boote
zulf ho gayi
ho zulf ho gayi kuchh aur kaali
ho o o o
aayi bahaar mere
aayi bahaar mere angna mein aali
doloon main bani phoolon ki daali

o o o
l’ la laa
l’ la laa
l’ la laa la laa
ho o o o
chham chham
karti
gungunaati
aise jhoom chali
dagmagaati
aise jhum chali
dagmagati
jyon chale koi madhura ki maati
jyon chale koi madhura ki maati
hamse jaaye nahin
o hamse jaaye nahin chunari sambhaali
ho o o o
aayi bahaar mere
aayi bahaar mere angna mein aali
doloon main bani phoolon ki daali

o o o
l’ la laa
l’ la laa
l’ la laa la laa
ho o o
dil ka armaan
dil mein jaga
kya kahoon main jiya
kaa se laga
kya kahoon main jiya
kaa se laaga
paas hai mere sapnon ka raaja
paas hai mere sapnon ka raaja
phir bhi raah takoon
ho phir bhi raah takoon main nainon waali
o o o o
aayi bahaar mere
aayi bahaar mere angna mein aali
doloon main bani phoolon ki daali
ho o o o


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Blog Day : 3601 Post No. : 14373

“Naag Jyoti” (1963) was directed by Shantilal Soni for Swastik Films Production, Bombay. This mythological movie had Mahipal, Anita Guha, Sunder, Ratnamala, Rajen Haksar, Khurshid etc in it.

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

Here is the second song from “Naag Jyoti” (1963) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Rafi and Asha Bhonsle. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik. Sardar Malik last appeared in the blog on blog day number 3302 (date 2 august 2017). So he appears in the blog again on day number 3601, viz. after the passage of 299 days. 🙂

For statistically minded music lovers, this “tall promise” song (tera mera pyaar amar hoga) is the 501st Rafi-Asha Bhonsle duet in the blog.


Song-Maana tum na rahoge maana ham na rahenge(Naag Jyoti)(1963) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sardar Malik
Both

Lyrics

maana tum na rahoge
maana hum na rahenge
maana tum na rahoge
maana hum na rahenge
par tera mera pyaar amar hoga
ho gori tera mera pyaar amar hoga
maana tum na rahoge
mana hum na rahenge
maana tum na rahoge
maana hum na rahenge
par tera mera pyaar amar hoga
ho sainya tera mera pyaar amar hoga

neel gagan ki chhaanv tale
neel gagan ki chhaanv tale ae
koi na apna pyaar chhale

ho o
kaanton mein apni preet pale
aandhi pe apna deep jale
aandhi pe apna deep jale
maana tum na rahoge
maana hum na rahenge
maana tum na rahoge
maana hum na rahenge
par tera mera pyaar amar hoga
par tera mera pyaar amar hoga

chaahe jo len hum laakhon janam
chaahe jo len hum laakhon janam
phir bhi na bichhden teri kasam

o
laakhon zulm ho laakhon sitam
pyaar hamaara hoga na kam
pyaar hamaara hoga na kam
maana tum na rahoge
maana hum na rahenge
maana tum na rahoge
maana hum na rahenge
par tera mera pyaar amar hoga
par tera mera pyar amar hoga


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Blog Day : 3559 Post No. : 14274

“Holiday in Bombay”(1963) was directed by P L Santoshi for Yugchhaaya, Bombay. This movie, described as a “social” movie, was an entertaing comedy movie in fact. The movie had Shashi Kapoor, Vijaya Chaudhary, Rajendranath, Naseem Bano, Dhumal, P Kailash, Ulhaas, Randheer, Sulochana Chatterji, Rajan Haksar, Jeewankala, Ram Kumar, Renu Makkad, Heera Sawant, Kundan, B B Bhalla, D Dilip, Nazeer Kashmiri, Hublikar, Laxmi Chhaaya etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Seven of these songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of these songs already covered in the blog :-

Song Title

Post No.

Post Date

Pihu pihu papeehe na bol 5339 24-Jan-12
Aaj ye aanchal munh kyun chhupaaye 5366 30-Jan-12
Chhalia chhaila pakad ke haath 5482 19-Feb-12
Laanat hai aisi muhabbat pe pyaare 5978 19-May-12
Ye haseen Bambai 10878 16-Feb-15
Ae chanda tu dena gawaahi 14060 15-Feb-18
Ratnaare matwaare raswaare kajraare nainwaa tihaare 14270 15-Apr-18

Here is the eighth and final song from “Holiday in Bombay”(1963) to appear in the blog.

This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Anjaan is the lyricist. Music is composed by N Datta.

Only the audio of the song is available. The uploader describes it as a rare song, but I remember having listened to this song is the past. It is an archtypical “Chaayaageet” song which is an ideal song to listen to during night time, with most people already asleep. Though it must be said that people now a days do not sleep even at “Chaayaageet” time. 🙂

With this song, “Holiday in Bombay”(1963) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.


Song-Pyaar ki chaandni dil ki dushman bani (Holiday in Bombay)(1963) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anjaan, MD-N Datta

Lyrics

Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani ee
Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani
chaand taare hain angaare
agar tum door door ho
Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani

chanchal uchhalti lahren
khoya khoya ye samaa aa
chanchal uchhalti lahren
khoya khoya ye samaa aan
sapne sajaati ghadiyaan
mausam ki shokhiyaan
sajna re tere bina
har rang hai dhuaan aan
Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani
chaand taare hain angaare
agar tum door door ho
Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani

doley basanti hawa
jhonke hain pyaar ke ae ae
doley basanti hawa
jhonke hain pyaar ke ae ae
baaghon mein gaaye bulbul
naghme bahaar ke
toote hain taar mere
dil e beqaraar ke ae
Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani
chaand taare hain angaare
agar tum door door ho
Pyaar ki chaandni
dil ki dushman bani


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