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“Nartaki”(1963) was directed by Nitin Bose for Film Bharti, Bombay. The “social” movie had Sunil Dutt, Nanda, Om Prakash, Nana Palsikar, Agha, Preetibala, Chandrima Bhaduri, Polson, Moni Chatterji, Aruna Irani etc in it.

This movie had eight songs in it. Three of them have ben covered (long ago).

Here is the fourth song from “Nartaki”(1963) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised as a mujra song on Nanda. The mujra performer in Hindi movies typically looks quite upset and unhappy with her badkismati, but here Nanda appears uncharacteristically joyous and happy while giving this performance. So here is a case where someone is giving her best in her job even if she may not like it. That is professionalism and devotion to duty. 🙂


Singer-Zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar (Nartaki)(1963) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi

Lyrics

zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega

aaj dil ka rang bhi mastaana hai
aaj dil ka rang bhi mastaana hai
chhalka chhalka hosh ka paimaana hai
chhalka chhalka hosh ka paimaana hai
har haqeeqat aaj ik afsaana hai
muskuraa kar dil ki har ik chot par
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega

jeet lo ulfat ki baazi haar ke
jeet lo ulfat ki baazi haar ke
hai maze inkaar mein ikraar ke
hai maze inkaar mein ikraar ke
jhoom lo dam bhar nashe mein pyaar ke
har gham e duniya se hoke bekhabar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
zindagi ki uljhanon ko bhool kar
aaj masti mein guzaaro raat bhar
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega
subah jab hogi to dekha jaayega
ho dekha jaayega

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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.

ना जाने क्यों॰ ॰ ॰ होता है ये ज़िंदगी के साथ
अचानक ये मन
किसी के जाने के बाद
करे फिर उसकी याद॰ ॰ ॰

Aah, Shyama. . . the vivacious, bubbly, chirpy, charming Shyama. That is the image that the mind always carries, of this spirited young lady, so full of life on the screen. Some memories and some reflections are so firmly engraved in the mind that it simply does not register or acknowledge the passage of time and the passing of eras. That is the beauty of these memories – that their beauty simply never fades away.

My very first encounter with her was the song “Mujhe Mil Gaya Bahaana Teri Deed Ka” (film ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’, 1960). I saw this song on Delhi TV, most probably in some edition of the Chitrahaar program. Shama (Shyama) is on screen with Shabaab (Ratna), her younger sister in the film. There is an exchange that leads to certain wrong impressions. Being secretly in love with Amaan (Bharat Bhushan), Shama interprets that conversation to be in her favour. And this happy song of an assumed fulfilment of love is the outcome. The expressions and the rendering of this love song trickled right into the mind and heart of a very young heart, and the lady on the screen became a favorite crush of mine.

A few years later, I would get a chance to see this complete film. And my heart was both joyous and asunder. I got to see more of her scintillating performance, especially the qawwaali “Ji Chaahta Hai Choom Loon Apni Nazar Ko Main”, in which she is brimming with excitement and delight. She makes you feel the thrill that she is experiencing, going in for the kill of the opposite party in the qawwaali competition. Her performance simply takes you along that joyous path of the victory of her singing group over that of Chand Khan’s (Khurshid Bawra’s) group. But then, I was also sad that in the final outcome, she is not the choice of the person she adores and worships. The film ends with her being the loser in the game of love. My heart wept for her, for her love was true and silent, and it made the sacrifice in face of knowing that her beau’s heart is smitten elsewhere. This film remains an all time favorite in my heart.

Then came other films, viewed some years later during college days. Films from the previous three decades were mostly showing as reruns in morning shows (9am to 12 am). We used to skip the morning classes in the college to go visit these unknown unseen films, for the love of that golden era. In that time, I would get to see ‘Aar Paar’ (1954), ‘Shart’ (1954), ‘Chhoo Mantar’ (1956), ‘Makkheechoos’ (1956), ‘Bhai Bhai’ (1956), ‘Sharda’ (1957), ‘Bhaabhi’ (1957), ‘Lala Rukh’ (1958), ‘Zabak’ (1961) and many more. The ‘puppy’ crush was long over and done with, but Shyama was a favorite actress – always would be ready to go see an unseen film, especially if Shyama was part of the cast of actors.

She was born as Khursheed Akhtar, in Lahore. Her date of birth is stated differently in different online sources. The anniversaries table on our blog gives the date as 12th June of 1935. Cineplot gives the date as 7th June, 1935. In his book ‘Beete Kal Ke Sitaare’, Shri Sriram Tamrakar quotes her birth date as 12th July 1933. There are other sources which are at variance with these dates too.

When she was two years old, her family moved to Bombay. Her father was a fruit merchant and had set up a shop in Byculla. With seven siblings, Shyama was part of a large family. School and studies never did interest her. Right from childhood, being a star on the silver screen was her dream. As a child, she had seen a film starring Ishwarlal and Khursheed (the famous singer-actress). She was very impressed by Khursheed’s singing and her acting. On seeing this role, a resolve started to form in her to become an actor. [Ed Note: This picture possibly could be ‘Shaadi’ (1941) or ‘Chandni’ (1942).]

As a young girl, she was quite mischievous and full of pranks. Her elder sisters would admonish her for being such a tomboy. In her own words (from an interview on Cineplot) she says that she always wanted a hungama, indulge in a little romance. But she was very disciplined and cultured too. She never smoked, or drank all her life. And she never appeared in a swimsuit throughout her career. She was very true to her Muslim upbringing and family traditions.

In 1944/45 she and her sisters and friends, one day went to see the shooting of a film at a studio in Dadar (Bombay). The shooting of the film ‘Zeenat’ (1945) was in progress. The specific sequence being filmed was the now iconic all female qawwaali “Aahen Na Bharin, Shiqwe Na Kiye”. As luck would have it, Shaukat Hussain Rizvi, the director of the film, wanted to have more girls to join the singing group. He asked this group of onlooker young ladies whether they would like to join the filming of this song. Without hesitation, Khursheed raised her hand. Rizvi Sb picked her to join the group and play the dholak. In the video of this song, one can see her sitting in the second row behind the main singers, wearing a traditional cap, with a dholak in her lap. The young lady got a billing in the star credits as Baby Khursheed. She was just about 10 years old.

Her father was very upset that his daughter had made this impromptu decision, and was set against her joining films. However, her mother and her sisters prevailed upon him and calmed him to get his consent to permit her to work in films. So out went the school and studies, and the little Khurshid started her career doing child roles and extras. By her own estimates, she probably has appeared 80 films in which she was just an extra or a chorus girl.

‘Nai Maa’ is a 1946 film, which Shyama herself indicates as being her first formal role as a child star. The film is from the banner of Prakash Pictures – the production house of the Bhatt brothers – Vijay and Shankar Bhai. With the consideration that there already were two actresses named Khursheed in the industry, Vijay Bhatt suggested for her to change her name to avoid same-name-confusions. He thought of the name ‘Shyama’. The young Khursheed happily took it on, and this name turned to be her career and her destiny.

Getting seriously into small roles as a child and a teenage artist, she did two very important things. One, she refused to be disheartened by the long succession of bit-roles and being a supporting cast member. Two, she took on to get trained in music and dance, and spent a good slice of her developmental years under the tutelage of the famous Badri Prasad, the multi-talented artist active in the industry at that time. Her perseverance paid off. Her roles started to get more prominent, and her co-stars the more famous ones. She appeared as the younger sister to KL Saigal in ‘Parwaana’ (1947). The same year, she also appeared as the younger sister of Motilal in ‘Beete Din’. On to 1949, and she was now the younger sibling of actor Shyam in the film ‘Kaneez’.

In 1950, she got a very prominent role as the wayward younger sister of Shyam and Karan Dewan in the film ‘Chhoti Bhaabhi’. The title role was played by Nargis (paired with Karan Dewan), but the role played by Shyama was pivotal as the rebellious daughter in the family, who is on the verge of eloping with Yakub, a self serving con-man. Then came 1951 – she was paired as the love interest of Balraj Sahni in ‘Hum Log’; and the same year, she got to play a prominent role in ‘Taraana’ as the third part of the love triangle completed by Dilip Kumar and Madhubala.

It was in 1952 that she was able to belie the popular adage in the industry – ‘once an extra, always and extra’. But this graduation was not without its moments of anxiety and a heart stopping near miss. IS Johar was looking for an effervescent and a lively young new face as the lead for his maiden directorial venture – ‘Shrimati Ji’. Familiar with Shyama and her capabilities from their earlier films together viz., ‘Chhoti Bhaabhi’ (1950) and ‘Ek Teri Nishaani’ (1949), Johar chose Shyama from a list of over 100 candidates for the role. Shyama was excited and happy with this groundbreaking development in her career.

But a scare was still in store, and the career that we see, was almost never. A couple of reels had been shot. One day on the studio floor, one of the financiers was present. On seeing Shyama, he made a curt remark that this girl is too thin to impress in a leading role, and walked away. One can imagine the turmoil that followed, with doubts appearing in the minds of the entire team. Shyama herself notes that she went home and cried all night – here was a once in a lifetime break that suddenly became so close to slip out of her fingers. After the crying session was over, she pulled herself together and made a resolve to address even this issue. Next day, she went out to seek medical help. Whoever would think of a thing like a diet to ‘gain’ weight? She went on a crash diet to do exactly this – gain weight. In a short period of time, she gained a reasonable amount of weight, and went right back in to complete the film.

One more significant episode occurred in the year 1951. Shyama was filming for ‘Sazaa’; she was the second lead to Nimmi and again, the third vertex of the love triangle that includes Dev Anand and Nimmi. The director and cinematographer of this film was Fali Mistry. Affections developed between the two, and two got married. Her family would have preferred a Muslim son-in-law. Fali Mistry being a Parsi, her father did not accept her new venture in life. She did get support from her mother, who was present at the small and quiet ceremony for the wedding. Her father  did not communicate with her for years. Shyama mentions in her interview that the ice between them was eventually broken when she gave birth to her first son, and went to him to get his blessings.

One of the understandings between Shyama and Fali was that she would continue to work in films. Apparently there were other suitors also, but as per herself, the proposals did not go further because the gentlemen did not agree to allow her to continue her work.

Through the 1950s, as well as early sixties, Shyama was in the top bracket of leading ladies in Hindi cinema. A golden period in her career, her popularity can be gauged by the fact that 82 of her films were released in the period from 1952 to 1960. In 1954 alone, 14 of her films came on the silver screen, and 13 in the year 1955. In all 27 films in a period of two consecutive years is a record in itself. An interesting aspect of her career has been that while she was in demand as the leading lady, she continued to do all kinds of roles, including second lead and even as a vamp. By her own admission, she was never too much hung up on being the leading lady, but was always more interested in the content of the role. In fact her only Filmfare award is for her performance in ‘Sharda’ in 1957 – as the best female actor in a supporting role. In the later part of 1960s, she transitioned into character roles and continued to work till the end of 1980s. Her last film as a character artist is ‘Hathyaar’ released in 1989.

Fali Mistry passed away unexpectedly in 1979, leaving behind a family of two sons and one daughter.

In the past 3, 4 days I was in travel myself, and was disconnected from the net for part of that time. Settling back after returning, as I processed through the email backlog, I got to see this message from Harish Raghuvanshi ji, informing about the sad demise of Shyama. She was 82, and as per her latest interviews some years back, she was quite satisfied with the full life she had led, and with her accomplishments on the silver screen.

As I sorted through the list of her songs as yet unpublished on our blog, searching for an appropriate song for this tribute, I came across this chirpy and playful song from the film ‘Ghar Basaa Ke Dekho’ from 1963. I had not heard it before. As I played this song, it struck me as so much Shyama herself, and I knew this is the song so suitable to go along with the write up about her. On screen, she leads the singing and dancing within a group of friends. Some of the faces are familiar, but I am unable to place any names. I request our knowledgeable readers and friends to help identify other actresses supporting Shyama in this song.

The words are from the pen of Rajendra Krishan and the lilting music comes from the mind of Chitragupt. The singing voices are of Suman Kalyanpur, Usha Mangeshkar and chorus. Shyama gets to lip sync most of the lines of Suman Kalyanpur, and the lines sung by Usha Mangeshkar are shared between more than one of the supporting ladies on screen.

A wonderful expression of a philosophy of life, that one can surmise from her interviews, was very dear to Shyama herself. The thought behind the bubbly vivacity in this song is just the same thought that first made her raise her hand unhesitatingly to Rizvi Sb’s query on who would like to join the filming of the group song (qawwaali song in ‘Zeenat’). That is Shyama.

Or to put it more correctly now – that was Shyama. Only the memories remain now.

bichhad kar chale jaao hum se kahin
magar ye na kehna mohabbat nahin

magar ye na kehna mohabbat nahin . . .

Dear Shyama, RIP – Rest In Playfulness, Always 🙂

[Acknowledgements: source material for the above article is referred from articles and interviews published on the blogs Cineplot, Beete Huye Din (by Shishir Krishna Sharma), Wikipedia, and a profile article in the book ‘Beete Kal Ke Sitaare’ by Shri Sriram Tamrakar.]

[Ed Note: This song also is a remembrance of Chitragupt; reviving memories of this prolific music director on the anniversary of his birth – 16th November.]

 

Song – Jidhar Jee Mein Aaya Udhar Hum Chale (Ghar Basaa Ke Dekho) (1963) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Usha Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – Chitragupt
Suman Kalyanpur + Usha Mangeshkar
Chorus

Lyrics

jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley

jinki kismet mein aish likha hai
aish karte hain aur jeete hain
jinki kismet mein aish likha hai
aish karte hain aur jeete hain
aah bharna hai jinki kismet mein
aah bharte hain ashq peete hain
zindagi kya hai ek hungaama
ek hungaama roz ho jaaye
kehkahon ke bagair kya jeena
zindagi kehkahon mein kho jaaye
jidhar jee mein aaya
jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley

aadmi ko mili hain kyon aankhen
dekh le jis qadar nazaare hain
aadmi ko mili hain kyon aankhen
dekh le jis qadar nazaare hain
baag tera hai phool tere hain
aur tere hi chaand taare hain
zindagi naam hain bahaaron ka
hum bahaaron ka ras nichodenge
zindagi ek baar milti hai
ek armaan bhi na chhodenge
jidhar jee mein aaya
jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley

zindagi teri ek hulchul hai
raqs hai saaz hain taraana hai
zindagi teri ek hulchul hai
raqs hai saaz hain taraana hai
ik jagah par qayaam kya karna
har chaman tera aashiaana hai
ek pal bhi na fikr mein beete
muskuraata ja geet gaata ja
aur duniya jo raah mein aaye
ek thokar usey lagaata ja
jidhar jee mein aaya
jidhar jee mein aaya
udhar hum chale
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley
hamen duniya se kya
wo marey ya jaley
wo marey ya jaley

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले

जिनकी क़िस्मत में ऐश लिखी है
ऐश करते हैं और जीते हैं
जिनकी क़िस्मत में ऐश लिखी है
ऐश करते हैं और जीते हैं
आह भरना है जिनकी क़िस्मत में
आह भरते हैं अशक पीते हैं
ज़िंदगी क्या है एक हंगामा
एक हंगामा रोज़ हो जाये
कहकहों के बगैर क्या जीना
ज़िंदगी कहकहों में खो जाये
जिधर जी में आया
जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले

आदमी को मिली हैं क्यों आँखें
देख ले जिस कदर नज़ारे हैं
आदमी को मिली हैं क्यों आँखें
देख ले जिस कदर नज़ारे हैं
बाग तेरा हैं फूल तेरे हैं
और तेरे ही चाँद तारे हैं
ज़िंदगी नाम हैं बहारों का
हम बहारों का रस निचोड़ेंगे
ज़िंदगी एक बार मिलती है
एक अरमान भी ना छोड़ेंगे
जिधर जी में आया
जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले

ज़िंदगी तेरी एक हलचल है
रक़्स है साज है तराना है
ज़िंदगी तेरी एक हलचल है
रक़्स है साज है तराना है
इक जगह पर क़याम क्या करना
हर चमन तेरा आशियाना है
एक पल भी ना फिक्र में बीते
मुसकुराता जा गीत गाता जा
और दुनिया जो राह में आए
एक ठोकर उसे लगाता जा
जिधर जी में आया
जिधर जी में आया
उधर हम चले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले
हमें दुनिया से क्या
वो मरे या जले
वो मरे या जले


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.

When it comes to remembering important dates, I plead guilty of being an amnesiac.

There have been occasions in the past when I have forgotten the birthday of my spouse and then I had to invent reasons.
(Statutory warning- Never try this at home. 🙂 )

Fortunately, in a few years time, when our daughter grew up, she would keep track of such dates and that would help me in saving my skin.

Just as I have my daughter to tell me about important dates in my personal life, we have our blog regulars who save my skin by reminding me about important dates (mostly birthdays) of our regulars.

It is Peevesie’s mom and Avinash Scrapwala, who reminded me that today (26 october 2017) was the birthday of Raja. I am very much aware that Raja’s birthday falls in the month of october, but I find it difficult to remember the exact date. Hopefully I will now be able to remember the date in future. I have now devised a memory aid to remember the date. R for Republic day (26 january), R for Raja (26 october). Easy, is it not ! 🙂

I am not the first one to greet Raja on the occasion. A few people had already greeted Raja on our whatapp group just after midnight. And then I also found a few messages, including a writeup, for the occasion on my inbox. And so Peevesie’s mom has already stolen a march over others when it comes to a writeup on the occasion. And one much say that she has given a very accurate and very well thought out description of Raja in her writeup.

So what do I write that has not been written by Peevesie’s mom, and which has not been written by others including me about him in the past ?
Well, I can think of some observations about Raja that we may have missed.

I know Raja from our cricket forum days of 2004. When we began following cricket, the cricketers were older than us. A few years later, a stage came when cricketers in our age group began to play international cricket. It would be an intersting exercise for cricket lovers to find out a cricketer who was born nearly on the same days in the same year. When I carried out this exercise, I found that Raja was born six days after Navjot Singh Sidhu. 🙂 As for me, I was born one month after Ravi Shashtri. 🙂 So both of us chose to be born a few days after two interesting cricketers cum highly entertaining commentators. 🙂

Raja holds a few firsts as far as this blog is concerned. He was the first person to comment on this blog. Subsequently he became the first guest contributor of the blog as well, inadvertently of course. In october 2010, he came over to Nagpur and met me. That was the very first “gangout” for this blog.

“gangout” incidently is a term that was inadvertently coined by Raja himself. 🙂 He had coined a term “Atulism” for my kind of humour during our cricket forum days, even before this blog was started. Then Peevesie’s mom coined the term “Atulite.” Raja derived terms like “Satulite” and “Batulite” from that. 🙂 Coining terms that only the regulars of this blog understand is a Raja speciality. 🙂

Raja too possesses his own kind of sense of humour. Sample this PJ shared by Raja

Among Mysore’s many attractions is its zoo.
A Mysorean, visiting Bangalore told me “You should see our zoo”.
So I watched the Sadhana-Rajendra Kumar starrer “Aarzoo” (1965)

People describing Raja have described his interests in the field of HF and HFM, and also in other fields. One can see that he likes many artists, and at the same time, he does not dislike any artists. He is not one of those biased “fans” who feel the urge to pull down the competitors of an artist in their enthusiasm to prove the superiority of one artist over others.

Apart from films, Raja is interested in politics, sports, trains, social issues etc. Apart from this blog, he sometimes posts his musings in his blog, though quite sporadically.

Current generation people may have difficulty writing more than a few lines on any topic, but Raja is from the era when reading and writing was a major activity for people. People would spend time reading thick books. Then there would be people who would be able to write long articles on subjects of their choice. Raja is one who can write long articles on subjects that interest him. The article for the 5000th post of this blog was a joint writeup by three contributors, starting from Raja. Peevesie’s mom concentrated very hard to read the whole writeup in one go but gave up after going though Raja’s writeup. 🙂 Current generation people do not have that kind of patience. How would Raja describe such low attention span of younger generation ? Something like this (Mirza Musharraf style):

“lahawlwala quwwat…Amma, aaj kal ke bachon ko to tehzeeb-e-intezaar ka zara sa bhi ilm nahin hai….is T20 ne to sabko bigaad rakha hai…hamare zamaane mein baat aur thi…Jab Merchant miya crease par the, to din bhar mein shaayad hi pachaas run bante the.. par unko dekhne ka lutf kuchh aur hi tha…”.

Raja’s writing prowess is noted by all, but few people may have noticed his comments. Whenever I wrote a long article on subjects of my interests (say my pets), I naturally looked for comments. I especially looked for comments by Raja, because Raja writes long and heartwarming comments that have the effect of making the day of the article writer. I cherish his comments that he has written on many of my articles and I often revisit them.

I have taken advantage of Raja’s fondness for Sahir Ludhianvi, Rafi etc and I have sometimes got him to write on them at the eleventh hour. And Raja has always delivered these special writeups promptly and without fail.

We have artists who are moody. Sometimes they do not give any output for many days and sometimes then churn out masterclasses regularly. Raja is like those artists. He is like Dhoni or Misbah ul Haq who would not score runs for many deliveries and then suddenly start dealing in fours and sixes. 🙂 These days he has started to take quick singles. 🙂

Raja tells us that he would often sing songs without realising it, and without noticing its effect on his audience.

In our cricket forum, whenever BCCI (Indian cricket team for he uninitiated) did badly, which was quite a regular thing to happen, Raja and other likeminded cricket followers would come up with hard hitting parodies of appropriate Hindi movie songs. Once we decided to make the screenplay of a masala laden Hindi movie in that forum. I think it was Raja who came up with the lyrics of some masala songs for this movie. 🙂

Raja’s philosophy towards life can be described in this poem that Raja himself came up with sometime back:

na main sant hoon, na tu paak hai
hona to dono ko hi khaak hai
tu bhi jee le, kuchh main bhi jee loon
ek doosre se takraana khatarnaak hai

After remembering the day, one needs to pick a song to greet Raja. Lucky Raja. There are so many songs containing the word Raja that one is spoilt for choice. There are in fact movies which have Raja in the title.

In the past years, I picked some “Raja” songs to greet Raja on his birth anniversary. Even this time, I had selected the perfect song for the occasion that went “Nanhe munne raaja ki saal girah aayi re.”. But guess what ! Raja played spoilsport and discussed this very song, Nanhe munne raaja ki saal girah aayi re (Anand Bhawan) on the occasion of this blog’s anniversary on 19 july 2017 ! It was like a hijacker hijacking himself. 🙂

Being robbed of the perfect Raja birth anniversary song, I had no option but to look for some other song. But why do I need to look for a song with “Raja” in it. there are other songs too that are quite appropriate for the occasion. And so I have picked one such song. It may not have the word Raja in it, and it does not have the Salgirah or its synonyms in the lyrics, but it is a befitting song for the occasion.

Here is this song from “Band Master”(1963). This movie was directed by Ravindra Dave for R L Films, Bombay. This obscure movie had Jagdeep, Azra, Lalita Pawar, Rajan Haksar, Ravikant etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it. HFGK is silent about the singers of these songs including the song under question. But on listening to the songs, one can easily identify the voices in all four songs.

Three of these songs have been covered in the blog. Here is the fourth and final song from “Band Master”(1963) to appear in the blog. HFGK may be silent about it, but which music lover will fail to recognise the voice of the one and only Rafi. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

I once again take this opportunity to wish Raja a very happy birthday and many happy returns of the day. May Raja keep bringing sunshine in the lives of all of his praja.

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


Song-Hello hello le lo salaam mera (Band Master)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

hello hello
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera

kehne waale kehte mujhe to mastaana
filmon ka maara haseenon ka deewaana
arre kehne waale kehte mujhe to mastaana
filmon ka maara haseenon ka deewaana
yaar gali koochon mein charcha hai aam mera
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera
oy
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochiye na naam mera

leke nahin aaya
main baawa ki kamaai
bade ghar ka bhi nahin hoon main janwaai
leke nahin aaya
main baawa ki kamaai
bade ghar ka bhi nahin hoon main janwaai
aap hi ye kismat banaana hai kaam mera
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera
oy
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera

socho mat pyaaron
ke main to hoon aawaara
chamkega yaaron mera bhi to sitaara
socho mat pyaaron
ke main to hoon aawaara
chamkega yaaron mera bhi to sitaara
dekh lena hoga zamaana ghulaam mera
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera
oy
hello hello
le lo salaam mera
yaaron ka yaar hoon main
poochhiye na naam mera


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“Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye”(1963) was directed by K Parwez for Young Technicians Unit-Baria Films, Bombay. The movie had Shakila, Mehmood, Om Prakash, Johny Walker, Sheila Kashmiri, Poornima, Shammi, Anwar Hussain, Amar, Altaf, Dilip Dutt, Brahm, Jeewan Kala, Madhumati, Kallan, Babu Raje etc in it.

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

Here is the fourth song from “Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye”(1963) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

Only the audio of this song is available. It could be picturised on Johny Walker or Mehmood. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.

This song achieves an “artificial” milestone in the blog. This song is the 1000th song in the blog under the category of “aankh” songs. 🙂


Song-Aji soorat ho to aisi ho (Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye)(1963) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

Lyrics

aji soorat ho to aisi ho
aankh milte hi dil kho gaya
haaye
aankh milte hi dil kho gaya
aaye
mar gaye
gaadi reverse ho gayi
phir se

tujhe dekh ke duniya
tujhe dekh ke duniya bol uthhi
maashaallah
ghazab ho gaya
haaye
maashaallah ghazab ho gaya
aji soorat ho to aisi ho
aankh milte hi dil kho gaya
haaye
aankh milte hi dil kho gaya

ik haseen gulbadan meharbaan mil gaya
tera daaman nahin aashiyaan mil gaya
tera deewaana hai zamaana
aji maana maana maana
tu mili mujhko
saara jahaan mil gaya
is zameen pe mujhe aasmaan mil gaya
aasmaan mil gaya

tu tu na rahi
main main na raha
tujhko paaya to khud kho gaya aa
tujhko paaya to khud kho gaya
tujhe dekh ke duniya bol uthhi
maashaallah ghazab ho gaya
haaye
maashaallah ghazab ho gaya

ishq tumse kiya baawafa jaan kar
dil diya hai tujhe dilruba maan kar
hamen pehchaano apna jaano
aji maano maano maano
phenkte ho dupatte ko kyun taan kar
sharbat e basal dete ho kyun chhaan kar
haaye kyun chhaan kar

tere husn ka jaadu kya kehna
aaj banda khuda ho gaya aa
aaj banda khuda ho gaya
aji soorat ho to aisi ho
aankh milte hi dil kho gaya aa
aankh milte hi dil kho gaya
tujhe dekh ke duniya bol uthhi
maashaallah ghazab ho gaya
haaye maashaallah ghazab ho gaya
maashaallah ghazab ho gaya
haaye maashaallah ghazab ho gaya


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Today (28 september 2017) is the birth anniversary of one and only Lata Mangeshkar. People may have wondered why there was a lull in the blog today. These days we have just a couple of posts daily with some rare days when we manage to crank up the rate to day four of five songs a day.

Lata Mangeshkar is the most well represented artist in the blog. As many as 3244 songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar are represented in the blog. There was a time when she averaged over one song a day in the blog. With less songs posted in the blog over the last couple of years, now the figure stands at 3244 songs /3359 days, viz. 0.966 songs per day.

Out of these 3244 songs, as many as 2074 songs are solo songs. So the remaining 1170 of her songs are duets and others. Her most common singing partner has been Rafi. The two of them have collaborated in around 415 duets or so. As many as 328 of these duets are already represented in the blog.

On the occasion of Lata Mangeshkar’s birth anniversary today, here is a less heard Rafi Lata duet. This song is from “Band Master” (1963). This movie was directed by Ravindra Dave for R L Films, Bombay. This obscure movie had Jagdeep, Azra, Lalita Pawar, Rajan Haksar, Ravikant etc in it.

The movie had four songs in it. HFGK is silent about the singers of these songs including the song under question. But on listening to the songs, one can easily identify the voices in all four songs.

The song under discussion, the third song from the movie to be covered here, is sung by Lata and Rafi. Prem Dhawan is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Lata Mangeshkar (28 september 1929), here is the 329th Rafi-Lata duet to appear in the blog. I take this opportunity to wish her a very happy birth anniversary and wish her many more happy returns of the day.


Song-Sajna saawan aaya (Band Master)(1963) Singers-Lata, Rafi, Lyrics-Prem Dhawan, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics

sajna
saawan aaya
sajna saawan aaya
haaye
dil udke chala hai baadal mein
ho
mujhko saath liya ja
mujhko saath liya ja
haaye
dil baandh ke mera aanchal mein
ho

sajna saawan aaya

hosh lutaa ke
hosh mein aaye
ye hai paheli kaisi
koi samjhaaye
hosh lutaa ke
hosh mein aaye
ye hai paheli kaisi
koi samjhaaye

dil to ganwaaya to jeene ka maza hai paaya
sajna saawan aaya
sajna saawan aaya
haaye
dil udke chala hai baadal mein
ho
sajna saawan aaya

mujhpe nasheeli nazren na daalo
gir gir jaau main to aake sambhaalo
mujhpe nasheeli nazren na daalo
gir gir jaaun main to aake sambhaalo
hum kya sambhaalen
ke ham pe bhi nasha hai chhaaya
mujhko saath liya ja
mujhko saath liya ja
haaye
dil baandh ke mera aanchal mein
ho

sajna saawan aaya


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“Band Master”(1963) was directed by Ravindra Dave for R L Films, Bombay. This obscure movie had Jagdeep, Azra, Lalita Pawar, Rajan Haksar, Ravikant etc in it.
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“Pyaar Ka Bandhan”(1963) was produced and directed by Naresh Saigal for N S Films. The movie had Raj Kumar, Nishi, Dhumal, Pratima Devi, Helen, Naaz, Jagdish Raaj, Johnny Walker etc in it.
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This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

‘Pyaar Ka Bandhan’ (1963) has a total of seven songs (including one multiple version song). Out of these seven songs five songs have already been posted on the blog.
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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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 27
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Gosh, returning to this series after almost eight months.

Atul ji tells us about his resolution to post at least one song per day that brings on board a new film, onto our blog. When I revisited this series to revive it, I suddenly realized that this series, just by the fact of what it is, is actually a series of songs that would serve the purpose of bringing new films on to the blog – which is one of the resolutions of Atul ji.
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In Hindi movies, we have had titles like “Maa Baap”, in 1944, 1960 and 1979. Then there was one film maker who decided to be “different” and he came out with a title called “Mummy Daddy”. 🙂
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