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4895 Post No. : 16694

Songs from Artiste Name Films….Second Season….No. 8
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Today’s song is from the film Azad-1940

The film was made by Bombay Talkies. The lead pair was Leela Chitnis and Ashok Kumar. Earlier Ashok Kumar was paired with Devika Rani since 1936 and they did many Hit films together. Devika Rani or Leela Chitnis had joined films by choice. However, Ashok Kumar had never imagined that he would pursue a Film career. He had joined Bombay Talkies with the help of Sashadhar mukherjee, his Brother-in-law, as a Technical staff, after completing his degree education. But fate brought him to films. Everyone knows how.

But then Ashok Kumar’s case is not unique. The film industry has seen some more such cases, where the artistes dramatically entered the filmline in different capacities. Take the case where one Motor Mechanic became a well known film Director (Sarvottam Badami) while the other became a famous poet, lyricist and a Director (Gulzar), a Navy aspirant was made a hero (Motilal), an International wrestler ‘acted’ in several films (Dara Singh), a Typewriter salesman became immortal singer actor (Saigal), an international dramatist and U.N.O. Executive wrote stories, songs and dialogues of Hindi films and acted too (Dewan Sharar), a Mathematician with a prestigious Tripose from Cambridge University and service in I.L.O. Switzerland became an actress in Hindi films (Shakuntala Paranjpye) and an Editor of Dance magazine with high education was taken out of a Bus queue and made a Hero of over 40 films (Ranjan). These are some examples how Fate changes the course of Life !

Leela Chitnis was senior to Ashok Kumar in acting. Azad-40 was her 13th film, whereas for him it was only the 9th film of his career. They did 4 films together. Their first film was kangan-39. Then came Bandhan-40. Azda was 3rd and last film together as lead pair was Jhoola-41. Three films were hits, but Azad-40 was an average film. This happened because in 1940, Bombay Talkies’ original story writer Niranjan Pal had left the company after a spat with the owner Himanshu Rai. In his place, another Bengali – Sardendu Bannerjee wrote the story, which was a weaker one. The story of the film Azad-40 was…..Azad was a story of 3 friends and the age old conflict of conservatism v/s Modernism.Vijay(Ashok kumar) is a wealthy young collegian with modern thinking and rebellion against bad customs.Loknath(Ramchandra Pal) is a conservative while,Jagdish(Arun Kumar) is oscillating between the two.

One day they come across a girl Jamuna(Leela Chitnis) hunted by a badman.Loknath and and Jagdish stay away,but Vijay rescues her and takes her home.She is stamped a fallen woman,but Vijay knows she is pure and courageous.They fall in love,marry and go away to another village Ratanpur,to avoid trouble from society.

After 25 years, Jagdish settles as a Lawyer in Calcutta.He has one motherless daughter Seeta(Hansa Wadkar),who is rescued from Train dacoits,by Anand,the Doctor son of Vijay.Jagdish calls him home and learns that he is Vijay and Jamun’s son.He is in a dilemma now.

However love triumphs and the youngsters finally get married in presence of Vijay,Jamuna,Jagdish and Loknath.

This was a film in the tradition of bringing new thinking through films by Bombay Talkies,for which they were known.

So much about the film. Our today’s hero is Actor AZAD. in Hindi films there were 2 actors with the name AZAD. Luckily the senior Azad acted only in a few films till Partition and then migrated to pakistan. Hence there was no ‘ Same Name Confusion’. The junior Azad became active only from 1958 onwards. Let us first see about the Azad Sr.

There was an actor named Azaad in Hindi films. His real name was Mohd Hanif. He was born on 16th October 1916 at Delhi in a wealthy family. His father was an electrical engineer and a political leader. His elder brother was in the British Army.

Hanif started a motor vehicles business in Delhi. He got married also. Due to his desire to act in films, he came to Bombay. His acting career started with ‘Himalaya Ki Beti’ (1938). During this film he got to know Kalyani Bai, the singer – actress. Soon they got married.

While she did well in films, he was struggling in his career, without credit. In the film ‘Haqdaar’ (1946), he was credited with his film name Azaad. Frustrated, he left films and went back to Delhi to restart his motor vehicles business. Kalyani brought him back and together they started their own production company – Azad Pictures. However, soon after partition, he and his family migrated to Pakistan. Kalyani stayed back.

In Pakistan Azad became a successful supporting actor in over a 100 Urdu and Punjabi films. He died on 12th September 1986 in Karachi.

It is believed that before films, this Azad worked as a Car Driver to Mohammed Ali Jinnah for some time during 1935 to 1940.

The other actor Azad was a Bodybuilder. He entered the films with a new character ‘ Zimbo” in 1958. He did 3 films on Zimbo. In his initial period he became a Tarzan and did 11 films on Tarzan. In those days(1958 to 1970) Tarzan and similar films featured many Bodybuilders like Randhawa, Dara Singh, Hemant Birje, Viju Penkar, Hercules, Indrajeet etc., but only Azad showed staying power. He acted in a total of 82 films. What’s more, 8 songs were filmed on him in which he even sang on screen. Here is a short post on this Azad…

“Tarzan The Most popular fictional character in the world of cinema Both in foreign films and Hindi cinema. The First film on this Character Tarzan was Made in India in Hindi By Homi wadia Production Directed By Homi wadia Himself. The first Actor who portrayed The Role of Tarzan was John Cavas in the 1937 released film Toofani Tarzan .

Thus the series of Tarzan films was Kept on making By Hindi cinema Production House among Which Basant pictures of Homi wadia were the pioneers.

They Made the maximum number of film’s on Tarzan.

He is Azaad Irani popular as Azaad Who was a Zoroastrian Irani. He was born on 23-11-1938 at Bombay.

He first Debuted as Tarzan in Homi wadia Production Film ,1958 zimbo . The Film was Super Hit and thus the series of Tarzan films has been made.

In most of the film’s Azaad played Tarzan. Lady of the lake, Tarzan And Circus, Tarzan ki Mehbooba, Tarzan and Captain Kishore,Tarzan in Town, jungle Boy, Tarzan 303, Toofani Tarzan,Tarzan and Delilah, Tarzan and magic lamp, Jungle ki Hoor, Tarzan in fairyland, Tarzan Ka Beta, Tarzan and the Gorilla,Tarzan Aur jal pari, Tarzan Aur jaadugar Caption Azaad,jadu Mahal ,Shaahi lootera ,And Many many more
All these films were considered B Grade films. Why I could not understand as most of these Films were successful as the audience used to like Such film’s in which there used to be animals, action , jungle adventure, romance, comedy in short full Entertainer.
It was like By all types of audiences right From children to adults.
Azaad in the sixties became a household name And Was mostly popular among audiences as Tarzan .
In His films the heroines were mostly Chitra, Indra Bala,Tabassum,Helen, Sunita .
Apart from Tarzan series AZAAD Acted in film’s of action genres too Along with Dara Singh, Kamran, Randhawa And Hercules.

After the end of sixties the craze of Tarzan film’s got Faded as many film’s started getting flops as the audience’s got exhausted of watching Tarzan films.
As it was not only Azaad who was popular as Tarzan even Dara Singh and Randhawa started playing Tarzan.

Azaad was not a Hero material who could be cast in other genre’s films , So By end of sixties he was left with no work .

He switched on doing supporting And small roles which were not worth mentioning.
He did many film’s Till eighties like inkaar,Naseeb,Dostana, Dharam veer But his roles were not remarkable.From 1958 to 1989, he acted in 82 films.

Atlast he left India and settled down in America at Maryland he got One son Melvin Irani.
Azaad is diagnosed with a disease called Parkinson and he has been fighting with it since the last few decades as a fighter keeping his screen image of Tarzan alive Who always stays in the jungle in the middle of Wild animals And survived.”
(Article by shri Rajnikumar Pandya ji, with thanks.)

Today’s song is sung by Hansa Wadkar (Ratan Salgaonkar in real life).


Song- Saajan Mohan waari tum mere main tumhaari(Aazaad)(1940) Singer- Hansa Wadkar, Lyricist- J S Casshyap ‘Natwan’, MD-Saraswati Devi

Lyrics

saajan mohan waari
tum mere main tumhaari
saajan mohan waari
tum mere main tumhaari
duniya hamaari nyaari
tum mere main tumhaari
duniya hamaari nyaari
tum mere main tumhaari
bano sajan tum ban ke birwa main lata
kahoon kaan mein dheere dheere dukh katha
tum mere main tumhaari

main banoon phool tum bhanwra banakar aana
birha murjhaayi dekh mujhe apnaana
tum mere main tumhaari
tum hi chanda sooraj nis din baithhi aas lagaaye
ro ro naina khoy diye
tab aaye to kya aaye
aawo krishn muraari
tum mere main tumhaari
aawo krishn muraari
tum mere main tumhaari
saajan mohan waari
tum mere main tumhaari


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

Blog Day :

4891 Post No. : 16690

Hullo Atuldom

“Azaad” (1978) made its debut on the blog in 2014 with this song. The post contains details of the movie and its synopsis.

After four years, on the occasion of Dharam Paaji’s birthday I had sent this song on the blog. Therein I have stated how I came to appreciate Dharmendra the actor, the songs of his which I love etc.

I was looking for possible songs to post for Dharam Paaji’s 86th birthday. I went through all the Dharmendra movies that are on the blog; movies with one or two songs left to attain YYIIPPEEEEhood. Then I looked for popular movies of the ’80s, ’90s and later which featured our favourite actor/ star. I found numerous possible songs but decided to go back to “Azaad”. That is story of how this song find a place on the blog today.

The song is sung by Kishore Kumar, written by Anand Bakshi and tuned by RDB. We see our Dharam Paaji on a journey on Horseback in search of greener pastures, away from his hometown after he promises his bhabhi that he will mend his ways and not get into unnecessary squabbles.

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to our dearest Veeru a.k.a Dharam Paaji. May he be healthy witty and happy with all his family and close people.

Audio

Video

Song-Raaju chal Raaju apni masti mein tu (Aazaad)(1978) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

hmmm
raaju chal raaju
raaju chal raaju
apni masti mein tu
koi jiye ya mare
kya humko baabu
raaju chal raaju
apni masti mein tu
koi jiye ya mare
kya humko baabu

maana ke haseen hain duniya ke ye mele
ab to hum rahenge mele mein akele
maana ki haseen hain duniya ke ye mele
ab to hum rahenge mele mein akele
jab tak na ho jaaye
apna dil beqaabu
raaju chal raaju
raaju chal raaju
apni masti mein tu
koi jiye ya mare
kya humko baabu

jag mein jo bura hai
hum dekhen na sunen
kaanton ko hataa ke phoolon ko hum chunen
jag mein jo bura hai hum dekhen na sunen
kaanton ko hataa ke phoolon ko hum chunen
sab duniya begaani
do apne main aur tu
raaju chal raaju
raaju chal raaju
apni masti mein tu
koi jiye ya mare
kya humko baabu

pariyaan ye kahaan se
chali aayin gaanw mein
aaye neend haaye zulfon ki chhaanw mein
pariyaan ye kahaan se chali aayin gaanw mein
aaye neend haaye zulfon ki chhaanw mein
hum pe na chal jaaye
in zulfon ka jaadu
raaju chal raaju


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

Blog Day : 3795 Post No. : 14783

Hullo, hi, pranaam. Good day to all of Atuldom.

Today (8 december 2018) we have a handsome man turning a year older. He has crossed 80 a few years ago but that has not reduced his charisma or charm or fan-following. He is still active on the silver-screen, even if only in home productions, and has his sons as his co-stars.

He has had a rather loooonnnngggg journey having started in 1960. He was the son of a village school headmaster in Ludhiana of Punjab. His mother was the one who supported him in fulfilling his dream of being an actor (he has mentioned this in various interviews of his). He was bitten by the acting bug after seeing Dilip Kumar on-screen. To pursue his dream, he entered the Filmfare New Talent Contest and won it. He was launched by Arjun Hingorani in “Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere” in 1960. From then on, he has been entertaining us.

Dharmendra – the he-man with a soft heart. I have read in numerous of his interviews and heard him on television too that his home is always open to anyone who needs his help. The first time I registered this actor or fell in love with him was probably in “Guddi” along with Jaya Bhadhuri (she was also shown to be a Dharmendra fan) or was it in “Seeta aur Geeta”. Or it could be that I saw “Sholay” fell in love with Veeru and then subsequently saw “Guddi” and “Seeta aur Geeta” on Doordarshan and realized who Raka or Dharmendra (he played himself in Guddi) the actor was.

After “Sholay” I have seen many of his movies, even those where he stood next to a bookshelf and sang – “ya dil ki suno duniyawalon ya mujhko abhi chup rehne do” or stood looking out of a window with the “Meghdhoot” in had singing – “tum pukarlo, tumhara intezaar hai”. Loved him even with his heavy lip-sticked- makeup singing “aap ki haseen rukh pe aaj naya noor hai”.

How can anyone forget his pairing with Meena Kumari, Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman, Nutan, Vyjayanthimala, Sadhana, Saira Bano, Mumtaz, Babita and all the other ladies of the 60s. He is a lucky guy as he got to romance all the leading ladies of the 70s & 80s. He was sensible enough in not trying to play a romantic lead in the 90s and the few movies where he had heroines it was either Jaya Prada or Sridevi. In the other movies he played a mentor or guardian to the hero or heroine as in “Dadagiri” {1987} he mentors Padmini Kolhapure and helps her in her mission to take revenge against Amrish Puri.

Similarly, in the 1988 “Paap ko jalakar raakh kar doonga” he is shown his to keep his emotions under control in front of his niece played by Farha after her husband is killed by ‘goondas’ and quietly trying to take revenge against the people responsible of the havoc caused in his ‘hasta khelta’ niece’s life. He is an actor who held his ground during the Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan wave.

There are many movies starring Dharmendra and we have covered all his popular ones. Atleast that is what I expected. But I am proved wrong there are many more out there which makes it a difficult job to decide what song to present here. I am taking the easy way out and posting the song which is topmost on my head. It is by the Kishore Kumar- Anand Bakshi- R D Burman trio, from the 1978 Pramod Chakravarty produced and directed “Azaad” which was decently successful at the box office.

It was a typical masala movie where Hema Malini played a rich-spoilt- haughty princess and Dharam an eccentric do-gooder (Ashok) who first has his run-ins with the Rajkumari, teaches her to respect food, the poor etc and finally lands up in a factory owned by her. The movie goes through the routine of the princess trying to humiliate Ashok, then falling in love with him and the evil villains trying every trick to bring the movie to the climax.

Today’s song happens when Hema is in the haughty phase and Dharam wants to protect all of the jungle creatures if possible. The song shows our darling Dharam in his trade mark style of being rough and tough (junglee to an extent) and Prem Chopra to be a little stupid. But this is the perfect song to show who or what we experienced when we saw Dharmendra on screen in the late 70s and early 80s.

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday dear Veeru or Garam Dharam alias Dharmendra.

Audio

Video

Song-Main Laila ka Majnu Shirin ka Farhaad (Aazaad)(1978) Singer-Kishore Kumar, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

O hoooo
o hoooooo

main laila ka majnu
shireen ka farhaad
main hoon sabse pehle
arre sab hain mere baad
main aazaad
main aazaad
main laila ka majnu
shireen ka farhaad
main hoon sabse pahle
arre sab hain mere baad
main aazaad
main aazaad

Ooooo
Ooooo

pehle bano nishaana
phir tum teer chalaana
thhaam ke apne dil ko phir tum saamne aana
arre pehle bano nishaana
phir tum teer chalaana
thhaam ke apne dil ko phir tum saamne aana
tum jaise dekhe hain
maine bade saiyyaad
main laila ka majnu
shireen ka farhaad
main aazaad
main aazaad

mujhse bachke rehna
baat bigad jaayegi
saari raat kasam se tumko
neend nahin aayegi
arre mujhse bachke rehna
baat bigad jaayegi
saari raat kasam se tumko
neend nahin aayegi
bhool na paaogi tum
main aaunga yaad
main laila ka majnu
shireen ka farhaad
main aazaad
main aazaad

inn aankhon ke raste
dil mein bas jaaoonga
tum naagin toh main sapera
tumko das jaaoonga
arre inn aankhon ke raste
dil mein bas jaaoonga
tum naagin to main sapera
tumko das jaaoonga
ab karti ho gussa
phir karna fariyaad
main laila ka majnu
shireen ka farhaad
main aazaad


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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 : 3458 Post No. : 13873

Today’s song is from film Aazaad-40, made by the famous Bombay Talkies.

Bombay Talkies was one of the premiere production companies of India in those times. Its films became very popular and the music was lapped up by the audience. There were other equally famous production houses like Prabhat Films,Ranjit studios and New Theatres of Calcutta, all churning out block busters. While Ranjit showed how to make money, Bombay Talkies added prestige to films.
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This article is written by Peevesie’s mom, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

So continuing in my line of light hearted romantic songs here is one more. Now this one is from the 1978 Dharmendra- Hema Malini – Prem Chopra starrer “Azaad”. This song is in the voice of Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar. It has music by RDB and the songs were written by Anand Bakshi. That means the songs from this movie were all great on the ear. What more does one expect when AB and RDB collaborate?
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“Aazaad” (1955) was a Pakshiraj Production movie. It was directed by S M S Naidu. The movie had Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Pran, S. Nazir, Raj Mehra, Randhir, Achla Sachdev, Deepa Sahi, Shammi, Subblaxmi, Badri Prasad, Murad, Om Prakash etc in it.
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“Aazaad” (1955) was directed by S M S Naidu. The movie Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari,Pran, S. Nazir, Raj Mehra, Randhir, Achla Sachdev, Deepa Sahi, Shammi, Subblaxmi, Badri Prasad, Murad, Om Prakash etc in it.
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“Aazaad” (1955) was a movie which was produced and directed by S MN S Naidu. He wanted the songs of the movies to be recorded within one month and approached the leading music director of Bombay, viz Naushad to compose the music of this movie (9 songs) within that target period. Naushad snubbed him, saying that it was not possible to create 9 songs in one month. Then Mr Naidu approached other leading music directors and they all refused to take up the assgnment.
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When one watches old Bollywood movies, one notices that people went about their lives in a laid back and relaxed manner. A typical girl would go to school/ college and while at home she would learn knitting/ cooking etc from her mother. She would also learn singing/ dancing from a tutor who would come to her home to teach her these arts. The girl would display her newly acquired prowess of singing / dancing in front of guests , parents and her guru.
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