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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4754 Post No. : 16493 Movie Count :

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Today’s song is from an unknown film Maaf Kijiyega-1946. HFGK mentions ” Social Film” as its Genre, but none of the factors of this film support this claim. The director was Nari Ghadiyali – who was a specialist for action/stunt films. MD was K.Narayan rao, famous only for stunt films. The cast of the film also consisted of regular actors for stunt films, like Prakash(real name Hashmat ullah khan), Shanta Patel (a regular in Master Bhagwan’s stunt films), Dalpat (popular as Dalpat Kaka), Bibi, Chandrika etc etc. The songs were written by an unknown lyricst- Mustapha and were sung by ordinary singers-not any famous one. I wonder how such a combination can be suitable for a ” Social’ film ?

This Blog started in 2008 and I joined it as a commentor sometime in 2010. I don’t remember exactly when. Nowadays, whenever I have free time and nothing else to do, I visit the early pages of the Blog and see the songs and more importantly – the comments. In those early years and till about 2018 or so, there used to be a lot of comments by readers. I found that readers were from various other countries, but surprisingly, their knowledge about old films, songs and its artistes was quite noteworthy.

As the years passed by, the foreign readers’ number dwindled slowly, but readers from India increased in the comment section. One logical reason was that the readers from other countries were probably from the older generation, settled abroad. Hence as the time passed on slowly their activities must have got reduced. Some of the younger commentors from other countries, too, stopped their comments. They are, however, active on FaceBook. People like Lalitha ji, memsaab ji, Pamir Harvey, Santosh oza, Shekhar Gupta etc. stopped commenting. One name remains with the Blog consistently from Day-1 till today (albeit now occasionally) and that is Raja Swaminathan ji – whether he is in India or in Holland.

I encountered some funny incidents involving comments on the Blog. I remember one. In those days, except the Admins perhaps, no one else knew who ” Peevesie’s Mom” was in reality.
I was also active on FaceBook. One day a lady visitor to my Fb page – Nalini Krishnan – asked me on Fb, ” are you the same Arunkumar Deshmukh, who comments on atulsongaday?”
She was shocked to read my reply, ” yes, Peevesie’s Mom ji”. Possibly shocked, she asked me how I knew her name. It was actually very easy. Before replying her, I visited her Fb page and I found that she is Vaidehi’s mother. After reading a few more posts , it was easy to make 2 + 2 !

Another incident was comments by one ” IDL Man”. From his comments, I knew he was from Australia. There was another reader called ” BOODHEMIYAN “. He was from Dubai. One day ‘ IDL Man’ posted the following comment, on 12-6-2011….

1 | I.D.L.Man
June 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

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Atul Bhai,

WHY YOUR BLOG IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD

I am also a deewana of old film music like you all.Having lot of spare time now,I surf the Internet.I realised that there are many Indian and Foregn persons equally interested/obsessed with old film charms.Many of them run their own blogs on old films/music.I decided to find out and visit every blog on the Internet.
I visited exactly 102 such blogs run by Indian and foreigners.Surprisingly,foreigners were more consistent than Indians.
i found that almost 85 % blogs are left unattended,halfway or no posting for the last few years.One more interesting point is many ladies are also running such blogs,of course under Pseudonyms.They are more consistent than men and get a good following too !
After a lot of screening,I shortlisted 7 blogs: 4 in wordpress and 3 independents.Two blogs are run by ladies,one each Indian and foreigner.
Finally,I came to a conclusion that your blog ATULSONGADAY WORDPRESS.COM is THE BEST,because:

1)You are a very honest person ,without any airs, when you present songs
2)your deep love of music and hard work is consistent and it shows.
3)you are very systematic and you think of your readers while making songs available to them in an easy way.
4)your earnestness and humble knowledge(without a show off) is appreciated and liked by your readers(apparent from the responses)
5)you are not biased or partial in selecting or writing about songs
6)your goodwill has attracted like minded supporters who help you by providing information on films, songs, singers, composers etc. Notable among them, as I found in last 6 months are–
a) Mr.Sudhir Kapoor-writes very good and simple articles, full of information about songs and personalities.
b) Mr,Nahm-always provides you with correct lyrics, titbits and useful information, besides suggesting songs.
3) Mr. Arunkumar Deshmkuh-I have no words for him. He seems to know all the old movies, anecdotes and details. His information is unique(Not on net anywhere).May be, as he knows so many languages, he might be getting it from books/articles in various languages. He is a storehouse of information.
4)Mr. Prakash chandra- very good suggestions of songs
5)Lalitha ji / Raja ji – They are not only your admirers but also supporters. Raja ji’s support is important as he himself is a blogger plus many more things.

Note; The second place is shared by MEMSAABSTORY AND DUSTEDOFF.

Atul Bhai,
please accept my congratulations and good wishes for the future.

-I.D.L.Man

Atul ji, myself and Sudhir ji replied to him in normal way, but ‘Boodhemiyan” wrote thus….

5 | Boodhemiyan
June 14, 2011 at 5:47 pm

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IDL Man Bhai,

Wah, wah ! Kya baat hai !! Mashallah !!!

kya khoob kahi toone
hamare dil ki baat
Atul jaisa Sangeet Premi
sadaa rahe sab ke saath !

To which the ‘ IDL Man’ replied this way….

6 | IDL Man
June 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm

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Boodhemiyan Bhai,
Humne to bayan ki hai
jo haqeeqat hai,
hum kya karen
gar kisi ko gila hai

Gulab to Gulab hota hai
chahe use kuchch bhi kahe
hum subki duwayen hai
Blog-e-Atul salaamat rahe.

-IDL Man

In another an year or so, both these readers stopped commenting and disappeared for ever. I contacted the Grandson of actor/singer Parshuram, when he commented from New Zealand, on one of my posts. Similarly, actress Latika’s daughter from London commented and I got in touch with her.

There were days when lot of comments used to be made by the readers. In the last 2-3 years, the comments from the readers have dropped down considerably and noticeably. Difficult to know the reason.

However, since about a month or so I find that once again comments from new readers have increased Hope it keeps growing. Comments play an important role in a Blog. It gives readers’ reactions, additional information, encourages the authors of the post and generally works as a motivation.

Today’s song is sung by Kaushalya. Kaushalya was born at Lucknow in 1929. She was the daughter of the famous dancer Lachhoo Maharaj and actress Daya Devi. Being brought up in the house of dancer and actor, Kaushalya picked up Dance, Music and acting very early. She appeared as a child artiste in films from 1936, when she was just 7 year old. She worked in 11 films as a child artiste. After film Devbala-38, she did roles in Bhole bhale and Uski Tamanna-both in 1939, made by Sagar Movietone. She even sang in both films.

Then came films like Darshan and Ghar ki laaj, both 1941, and Baraat, Bharat milap, Station master and Swapna, all 42. The work poured on her till 1946, when she got married to a boy from Calcutta, when she had gone there for doing films. After marriage she found it difficult to work in films, but continued for some more films, till her last film Ek Do Teen-1953.

In all Kaushalya acted in 27 films and sang more than 100 songs in about 35 films, in her short career time. As a Heroine she had worked with Prithviraj Kapoor, Ulhas, Kumar, Ishwarlal etc.

With this song, film Maaf Kijiyega -1946 makes its Debut on this Blog.


Song- Joban roop bahaar Rasiya Kar lo chup ke pyaar (Maaf Keejiyegaa)(1946) Singer- Kaushalya, Lyricist-Mustapha Usman, MD- K Narayan Rao

Lyrics

Joban roop bahaar
Rasiya Kar lo chup ke pyaar
Rasiya Kar lo chup ke pyaar

din nahin ye phir se aaye
ankhiyaan hon jab chaar
Rasiya kar lo
haan kar lo
haan kar lo
chup ke pyaar
chupke chupke pyaar
rasiya karlo chupke pyaar
pyaar
chupke chupke pyaar

preet jawaani hai matwaali
matwaali ho
matwaali ho
preet jawaani hai matwaali
chhalak rahi joban ki pyaali
deewaanon ki mehfil mein hai joban ki pukaar
ankhiyaan hon jab chaar
kar lo chupke pyaar
chupke chupke pyaar
rasiya karlo chupke pyaar
pyaar
chupke chupke pyaar

duniya hai dilwaalon ki
ye mehfil hai matwaalon ki
dil ka sauda kar ke jaaye
ankhiyan ke do dwaar
ankhiyaan hon jab chaar
kar lo chupke pyaar
chupke chupke pyaar
rasiya karlo chupke pyaar
pyaar
chupke chupke pyaar


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 :

4748 Post No. : 16480

Hullo Atuldom

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom (born 24 November 1982) is an Indian amateur boxer, politician, and incumbent Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha. She is the only female to win the World Amateur Boxing Championship six times, the only female boxer to have won a medal in each one of the first seven World Championships, and the only boxer (male or female) to win eight World Championship medals. Nicknamed Magnificent Mary, she is the only Indian female boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category and winning a bronze medal.

She had also been ranked as the world’s No. 1 female light-flyweight by the International Boxing Association (amateur) (AIBA). She became the first Indian female boxer to win a gold medal in the Asian Games in 2014 at Incheon, South Korea and is the first Indian female boxer to win gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She is also the only boxer to become Asian Amateur Boxing Champion for a record six times. She was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, in 2020. She is also a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2009 and Arjuna award in 2003.

Born as the eldest child, in Manipur, to parents who were tenant farmers, Mary Kom had her schooling at various schools of the Churachandpur district of Manipur. She was participated in all kinds of athletic events specially javelin throw and 400 metres running. She was among the youngsters who were inspired by Dingko Singh, 1998 Bangkok Asian Games Gold medal winner in Boxing and a fellow Manipuri. She switched from athletics to Boxing but kept it a secret from her father who was an ex-wrestler. The family got to know of her involvement in Boxing when her photo appeared in a newspaper when she won the state championship in 2000. Mary Kom is married to footballer Karung Onkholer (Onler) and has three sons including twins. She resumed her training and went back to her winning ways after the birth of her first two children.
(All the above information I have extracted from Wikipedia)

There was a biographical film on her life in 2014 where Priyanka Chopra enacted the role of Mary Kom. The movie had many lesser known actors playing her husband, coach, family etc. Only Shishir Sharma, who played the National Level coach, was the other known face. Even the music composers- Shashi Suman and Shivamm Pathak- were new along with the lyricists Sandip Ssingh and Prashant Ingole. The movie was directed by Omung Kumar and produced jointly by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The movie was decent and showed incidents in a cinematic way. So I would suggest that anyone who sees the movie should not complain that details shown is not as it happened in Mary Kom’s life.

How did I land on this movie? Well I was thinking up a post on Priyanka Chopra for her birthday as she turns a year older on 18th July. I was going through her filmography and found that she had sung a few songs in her career which began in 2002 in a Tamil film and 2003 in the Sunny Deol- Preity Zinta starrer ‘Hero: Love Story of a Spy’.

She was Miss World 2000. She has done a whole of gamut of characters including a negative shaded Sonia Kapoor in ‘Aitraaz’ in 2004 for which she got a lot of critical acclaim and nominations/ awards as Best supporting actress and Best performance in a Negative Role. Priyanka has also won the National award for her performance in ‘Fashion’ (2008). If I may add she also managed to find a footing on American Television in the series ‘Quantico’ in 2015.

The song with today’s post is the one she has sung in her own voice. I haven’t seen ‘Mary Kom’ completely so I don’t know if the video accompanying the song is how it happens in the movie or whether the video uploaded on YouTube is a cleverly stitched affair.

Happy Birthday Piggy Chops (a nickname she got during the shoot of BluffMaster! in 2005)

(may not be from original soundtrack)

Audio

Song-Teri main balaayen loon (Mary Kom)(2014) Singer-Priyanka Chopra, Lyrics-Sandeep Singh, MD-Shivam Pathak

Lyrics

teri main balaayein loon
tujhe main duaayein doon
tujhko main
khushiyon ke saaye doon oon
khwaabon ko sajaaye tu
aankhon mein basaaye tu
tujhko main
doon sab jo chhaahe tu u
saari raat ye pehra kare
keh doon chaand taaron ko o
chaaoro chaaoro
ichha paari chaaoro
chaaoro chaaoro
ichha paari chaaoro

jaag jaaye na tu
jaagoon raaton mein
jhoole jhoola tu
mere haathon mein
teri choomoon aankhein main
baithh sirhaane
saari raat ye pehra karein
keh doon chaand taaron ko
chaaoro chaaoro
ichha paari chaaoro
chaaoro chaaoro
ichha paari chaaoro
mmmm hmmm
aaaa ahaaa
haa aaa
mmmm hmmm
mmmm hmmm
aaaa ahaaa
haa aa


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4735 Post No. : 16456 Movie Count :

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Today’s song is from the film Lagna Bandhan-1936. The film was made by Sagar Film company. The director was K.P. aka Kaliprasad Ghosh- who was a master in directing Silent Films. Film Shehar ka Jaadu-1934 was his Debut film for a Talkie version of films. After this film he directed one more film for Sagar, Lagna Bandhan-36 and then he left for Bengal.

His most important contribution to Hindi films of Bombay was that he convinced Motilal to join films, when he had come to the studio, with a friend, only to watch the shooting of a film. Ghosh spotted Motilal, who had a very impressive personality, and talked him into joining the films. K.P.Ghosh was also a writer. This film’s story, dialogues and Screenplay was done by him only. We do not know who was the Lyricist of the 8 songs of this film. The Music Director was Pransukh Nayak, an old timer expert in music for stage dramas in Gujarati. He started giving music to Hindi Talkie films with Sati Sone-1932. He composed 293 songs in 26 films. His last film as a Composer was film Kulvadhu-1937 from Sagar film company.

In those days, there was a Studio system, in which various artistes in different departments of filmmaking used to be paid servants of a studio. For composing music to Hindi films, the first composer in Sagar was S.P.Rane- a Marathi Manoos from Baroda, Gujarat. He gave music to almost 15 films here. Then came Pransukh Nayak. He gave music to 10 films. He was followed by Anil Biswas, who gave music to 12 films of Sagar and 2 films of National, before joining Bombay Talkies.

The film was released on 18-11-1936 in Roxy Cinema, Bombay. The cast of the film was Sabita Devi, Motilal, Azuri, Sankatha Prasad, Aruna Devi, Leelavati, Bhudo Advani, Ansari and many others. Though the film was labeled as ” Social” in HFGK, looking at the story, one finds that it was a costume drama spinning a story of King, Queen and the wicked Vazir etc stuff, combined with a love story. Such stories originated from the fertile imaginations of the Story Departments or the story writers. The story of the film as per the booklet is….

Yudhajit (Sankata Prasad) is the outlawed brother of the king of Udaynagar. Before he left the palace, he had stolen the elder of the Twin sons of the king to be killed for revenge. However, looking at the sweet baby, he decides to bring up the boy to be used for revenge afterwards. He grows up into a handsome Indrajeet (Motilal). His brother Shatrujit-in the Royal palace- falls prey to a dancer-Najma (Azuri) and becomes a drunkard.

Rajnagar princess Chandra (Sabita Devi) is due to marry drunkard Shatrujit. To avoid this she tries to escape from the palace guised as a Dasi-Nanda. Meanwhile Indrajeet is sent there to kidnap the princes, before marriage. They meet accidentally and fall in love wishfully. After singing a few love duets in a few days, Indrajeet returns empty handed. Yudhjeet plans that Inderjeet takes the place of Shatrujeet at the time of marriage. Reluctantly he agrees.

On the day of marriage, in any case, Shatrujeet is so drunk that he is not in a state to stand for marriage. The Dewan (Ansari) finds Indrajeet who, being a Twin, looks similar. He is caught and produced for marriage as Shtrujeet. The marriage takes place. Both the Groom and Bride see each other and are very happy. However soon the reality is declared. There is a fight in the armies of Yudhajeet and the King, in which Yudhajeet dies. Before dying he reveals the secret of the brothers to the king and others ( audience, anyway knows this before them !). All is well that has already ended well !

The film had the popular pair of Sabita Devi and Motilal. They acted as Lead Pair in 8 films of Sagar and 2 films of Sudama films of Sarvottam Badami, who had directed the pair in 5 films earlier in Sagar.

The real name of Sabita Devi was IRINA MAUDE GASPER. She was an Anglo-Indian, born in an affluent family of Calcutta, on 20-7-1914.

After completing education she wanted to join films, but her family objected. Without the family’s knowledge, she sent her resume and Photo to British Dominion Film Co., owned by Dhiren Ganguly in Calcutta. When they informed their consent the family resisted and kept her locked in the house. She fell ill and finally, the family conceded to her wish.

Her first Silent film was Flames of Flesh-1930. Then came Kanthahaar, A touch of Love, After the death, Aparadhi, Money makes what not and Bhagyalaxmi as silent films.

When the talkie came, she determinedly learnt Hindustani and Urdu and also Music.

She’s stated to have influenced P. C. Barua, who had joined the Board Of the British Dominion Film Company and acted in a few silent films, to start his own company. According to sources, “He was inspired to become independent”. After his return to Calcutta from Paris, Barua set up the Barua Film Unit. The first film under this banner was Aparadhi (1931), directed by Debaki Bose, with Sabita cast as the heroine. The film went on to become a “critical success”.

Her first Talkie film was Radhakrishna-33, in which she sang 16 out of 23 songs in the film, but no records were made. Next was Ek din ka Badshah-33. She shifted to Bombay for better opportunities. In 1934,came Shahar ka Jaadu,with Motilal as a debut actor and this film was a Hit. Later she and Motilal became a popular pair.

Sabita Devi and Motilal’s first movie as a pair in the famous Sagar Movietone, the movie Lure of the City (aka Shaher ka Jadoo) released on 29 th September 1934 at the Imperial Cinema Bombay. This movie was directed by Kaliprasad Ghosh and music was composed by K.C.Dey (the blind singer). Cast : Sabita Devi, Motilal, M.Kumar, K.C.Dey and Kamalabai.

This was the sound debut of Kaliprasad Ghosh at Sagar after a few successful movies directed in the silent era. Mehboob Khan was earlier selected for the lead role and was later replaced by Motilal. This was actor Motilal’s debut film and Motilal – Sabita made the best couple of the Sagar Film Company since then in many other movies under the banner of the Sagar such as, Silver King (1935), Dr Madhurika (1935), Lagna Bandhan (1936), Jeevan Lata (1939), Kulvadhu (1937), Kokila (1937), three hundred days and after (1938) and later in Films Ap Ki Marzi (1939) and Prarthana (1944).

She did many films. Her some films were- 300 days and after, Apki marzi, kokila, Kulvadhu, Amrapali, Ladies only, Chandragupta, Chingari, Dr.madhurika, grihalaxmi, holiday in bombay, Jeevan Lata, King for a day, Lagna bandhan, Manmaani, , Phantom Of the hills, Silver king, vengeance is mine, Village Girl etc etc. In all, she acted in 23 Talkie films and sang 15 recorded songs in 7 films. She was a good Piano and Harmonium player.In later days in 1943 onwards, she stopped singing herself. Her last picture was Amrapali-45.

She was one of the earliest female artists to write about film acting as a decent profession for ladies from respectable families. In a letter to the Filmland English weekly, November 1931 issue, titled “Why Shouldn’t Respectable Ladies Join the Films”, she countered claims of immorality and low moral standards of producers and directors, raised by an anonymous actress in the September 1931 issue, “Should Respectable Ladies Join Films”. She stated that “the attitude a man takes towards a woman is governed by the latter’s own integrity, by her actions, words and manner”. She went on to state that people had a “mid-victorian conception” of women on stage and that “A Lady Artiste” was perhaps herself to blame for any unwanted advances.

She was the highest paid actress of the 1930s and the magnet of attracting audiences for the movies made by the Sagar Movietone. Lure of the City (1933), Phantom of the Hills (1934), Educated Wife (1934), Vengeance Is Mine (1934), Silver King (1935), Dr Madhurika or Modern Wife (1935),Lagna Bandhan or Forbidden Bride (1936), Village Girl (1936), The Creeper of Life or Jivan Lata (1936), Kokila (1937), Kulavadhu (1937), Three-hundred Days and After (1938), Ladies Only (1938) are the hit movies she made under the banner of the Sagar Movietone in most opposite Motilal. Sabita- Motilal became a finest and most romantic couple in mid 1930 s . In 1939 she started working in Sudama Pictures and produced movies Aap Ki Marzi (1939), Chingari (1940), Sajni (1940),and Holiday in Bombay (1941). Thereafter she did lead roles in Fashion (1943) , Prarthana (1943) and Amrapali (1945).

In 1946, she got married and left for England. She came back again only to die in Calcutta on 11-3-1965.

With today’s song, film Lagna Bandhan-1936 will make its Debut on this Blog.


Song-Nis din Shyam Shyam japati (Lagna Bandhan)(1936) Singer- Sabita devi, Lyricist- Not known, MD- Pransukh Nayak

Lyrics

Nis din Shyam Shyam Japati
main apne piyaa par jaan maan shaan arpan karti
Nis din Shyam Shyam Japati
main apne piyaa par jaan maan shaan arpan karti
Nis din Shyam Shyam Japati

prem nadi hriday uchhalti
prem nadi hriday uchhalti
hansti khelti ramti
hansti khelti
Nis din Shyam Shyam Japati
main apne piyaa par jaan maan shaan arpan karti
Nis din Shyam Shyam Japati

kaisi sooratiyaa pyaari
main hoon bani matwaari
more jiya ko laga ?? chaab nyaari
man tadpat larjat(?) waari
jaaun waari o bihari
piya charan pe tan man harti
Nis din Shyam Shyam Japati
main apne piyaa par jaan maan shaan arpan karti
Nis din Shyam Shyam Japati
main apne piyaa par jaan maan shaan arpan karti
Nis din Shyam Shyam Japati


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a regular contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in 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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4733 Post No. : 16453 Movie Count :

4467

Today’s song is from the film Maa-1936. As per the Title index book, there were 5 films having this same title and one was incomplete in the 60’s. In addition there were 23 other films with titles having Maa in them like, Maa qasam etc.

Among this series, today’s film Maa 1936 seems to be the first one. The film was made under the banner of Prafulla Pictures, floated by Producer-Director Prafulla Ghosh. Possibly, this was the only Hindi film of this banner. The MD was S.P.Rane, who was a ‘Marathi Manus’ grown up in Gujarat. The lyricist was B.N.Gupta and the cast was Zubeida, Jal Merchant, Kanan Bala, Master Brijmohan, Manorama and others.

The actress Manorama in this film was a Bengali Jew, whose real name was Winnie Stewart. This Manorama was obviously different from the comic Manorama of Hindi films of the 40s to the 90s. This later manorama was famous for her role of Chachi in the film Seeta aur Geeta-1972. The Manorama of film Maa was acting in silent films.She acted in 15 silent films and then 19 Talkie films. She acted in many Hindi films made in Calcutta like Anath Ashram-37, Dushman-38, Kapal Kundala-39, Zindagi-40, Kashinath-43, Hospital-43, Hamrahi-44, Tum aur Main-46, Suleh etc. Her last film was in 1952- Chhoti Maa .

Director Prafulla Ghosh was directing films since the Silent era. After the Talkie started, he first directed the First Talkie film made by Sagar Movietone-Veer Abhimanyu-1931. He went on to direct 3 more films for Sagar- Abul Hasan-31, Romantic Prince-31 and Subhadra haran-32. In 3 of these 4 films the lead pair was Zubeida and Jal Merchant. Ghosh then went to Calcutta and directed Chaar darvesh-33 and hari Bhakti-34. He came to Bombay and started his own banner Prafulla Pictures and made today’s film Maa-1936. There is non information about him after this. Maybe he went back to Calcutta and did work in Bengali. We do not know.

In the early years of Talkie films, Parsis made substantial contributions in many departments of filmmaking. In acting, Sohrab Modi, Eddi Billimoria, Dinshaw Billimoria, Jal Khambata and Jal Merchant were famous. Jal Merchant was a typical Parsi born and brought up in the Parsi Colony area in Bombay. Though his family had a business, he did not join it as he was keen to make a career in films. Bombay being the centre of filmmaking he had plenty of chances. He did not have a masculine, wide chested body, but he compensated with his superb acting skills. He could also sing in his soft voice.

It was a colorful stellar team that Jal Merchant formed with Zubaida in the early talkies. But it was in mythological roles, and not romantic parts, that they first won the hearts of cinegoers. The first picture that made them a rage everywhere was Sagar’s “Veer Abhimanyu,” in which Jal played Abhimanyu to Zubaida’s Uttara. In the next one- Subhadra Haran-32, Jal was Arjun, Abhimanyu’s father, while Zubaida played Subhadra.

Like Zubaida, Jal Merchant joined films in the “silent days”. It was a change of medium for him, for he had been playing female roles on the Gujarati stage! His performance as the heroine of “Shankit Hriday,” a Gujarati play, proved a hit, and Nagendra Majumdar, who directed the play, induced him to switch over to screen acting. Jal joined the Imperial Film Company, and among his early films the most notable was “Vasant Bengali,” a social picture directed by R.S. Chowdhury. In those days, the screen hero generally had more brawn than brains, but the lead player of “Vasant Bengali” was called upon to show more intelligence than physical prowess. Jal did just that – and won instant fame.

After the advent of sound, Jal’s first four films for Sagar were mythologicals – “Veer Abhimanyu-1931,” Subhadra Haran-1932,” “Pandav Kaurav-1933” and “Mahabharat-1933”. For close-ups of these pictures, Jal used to wear trousers and only the upper part of his body was made up for his role. But in one close-up his pants were also visible! The shot was cut on the first day of screening in Bombay.

Gifted with a fine voice, he also delighted cinegoers with his singing. He sang 33 songs in 7 films-Meerabai-32, Pandav Kaurav-33, Mahabharat-33, Grihalaxmi-34, Aaj kal-34, Sone ka Shahar-35 and Toofan Express-1938.

In “Zarina,” written and directed by Ezra Mir, he was the tongawallah who falls in love with a dancing girl at a carnival. This poignant romantic tragedy won plaudits for both Jal and Zubaida. It was their last picture together for Sagar. Zubaida left Sagar and Sabita Devi took her place. Sabita and Kumar were the first stars imported from Calcutta. Sabita co-starred with Jal in “Phantom of the Hills,” directed by Ezra Mir, in which he played a dashing Pathan riding a white charger. In “Educated Wife” (Grihalaxmi), directed by Sarvottam Badami, he played a modern educated youth. In this role the versatile Jal revealed a genial personality. Sabita was again his co-star.

Jal and Zubaida played stellar roles together once again in “Aaj Kal,” directed by R.S. Chowdhury. This was the last important picture for both stars. Jal acted in about n15 Silent films and 29 Talkie films. His first Talkie film was Veer Abhimanyu-1931 and his last Talkie film was Armaan 1953.

Jal Merchant, who already had a family flourishing business, retired from the screen. Later, he started to live a quiet life in Bandra. Jal was an excellent shikari in his younger days. His screen associates also remember his soft voice, gentle manners and sensitive, handsome face. His pairing with Zubeida and Sabita Devi was very popular. He had all the gentle Parsee manners and was a popular co-star for the heroines.

I have read somewhere that Jal Merchant died in 1963 in Bombay. He was unmarried till the end, like many Parsis. ( information from an article by V.P.Sathe in Screen, ‘Screenplay’ by Isak Mujawar, HFGK, muVyz and my notes have been used in this post, with thanks.)

The Heroine for film Maa-36 was Zubeida Sr, who had acted in India’s first Talkie film-Alam Ara-1931, made by Imperial film co. She also acted in the first talkie film made by Sagar nMovietone- Veer Abhimanyu-1931. One of the 4 wives of Nawab Siddi Ibrahim Muhammad Yakut Khan of the state of Sachien,Gujarat, was Fatima Begum. She was in films, even before marriage. There is however no proof of their marriage. From the Nawab, She had three daughters, namely Sultana, Shahzadi and Zubeida. All daughters and the mother were into films.

When the girls became of age, Fatima used to make them dance in the film theatres between the change of reels- which was to entertain the audience. The beautiful eldest daughter Sultana and playful sister Shahzadi were already working in films. When Fatima and the Nawab had some differences, Fatima took her daughters and came to Bombay to work on her own.

Fatima was the First woman to establish Fatima Film co, Bombay, to produce and Direct Bulbul-E-Paristan-1926. All the 4 women acted in it. Fatima then formed Victoria Fatima Film Co. in 1928 and produced 7 silent films-Chandravali,Heer Ranjha both in 1928 and Kanak Tara, Milan Dinar, Goddess of Love, Shakuntala and Wonderful Prince all in 1929. Her company was closed in 1930.

Sultana, the eldest daughter, known as The sultry Sultana;, was famous for doing sexy roles. She came into limelight when she filed a case against Yassir Hussain Lalji, son of the chief of Bombay Municipality, in 1931, claiming to be his wife and demanding a sum of Rs. 5 lakhs in those days !

The second daughter known as Lovable Shahzadi also acted in films.

The third Zubeida, was born in 1911 and acted in silent film Veer Abhimanyu, but debuted as a Heroine in Gul Bakavali-1922. She acted in 36 silent films and then she became the Heroine of India’s first Talkie AALAM ARA-1931. In this film she sang one song also.

In 1935, she converted to Hinduism and married Raja Dhanrajgir Narsing Girji Gyan Bahadur, a very rich Jagirdaar from Hyderabad state. She stopped working in films, after 21 films, in 1935.

She lived peacefully with her husband in Bombay. In 1982, one of her legs was amputated due to severe Diabetes and she spent her remaining life in a wheelchair, yet till her end on 20-9- 1988, she used to look very beautiful and gracious.

Please note there was another actress named Zubeida, who appeared only after Zubeida Sr. retired in 1935. Zubeida Jr. was the inspiration for the film Zubeida-2001. These two are different. Do not get confused.

With today’s song, the film Maa-1936 will make its Debut on this Blog.


Song- Rah rah uthhti tees hriday mein (Maa)(1936) Singer- Kanan Bala, Lyricist- B N Gupta, MD- S P Rane

Lyrics

Rah rah
uthhti tee ee ee ees
hriday mein aen
aen aen
aen aen aen aen aen
Rah rah uthhti teees
hriday mein
Rah rah uthhti teees
hriday mein
?? ka man mere man mein
Rah rah uthhti teees
hriday mein
?? ka man mere man mein
Rah rah uthhti teees
hriday mein
paa gayi wo sab is jeevan mein
paa gayi wo sab is jeevan mein
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aaa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
paa gayi wo sab is jeevan mein
nahin kisi par trish(??) hai
phir kyun
nahin kisi par trish(??) hai
phir kyun
Rah rah uthhti teees
hriday mein
Rah rah uthhti teees
hriday mein
?? ka man mere man mein
Rah rah uthhti
Rah rah uthhti
Rah rah uthhti teeeees


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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

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4732 Post No. : 16452

After leaving Prabhat Film Company in May 1942, V. Shantaram had announced his new film, ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) under his own banner, Rajkamal Kala Mandir. He was looking for a reputed writer who could write screen-play and dialogues for the film. Baburao Patel, the editor of ‘Filmindia’ magazine who had business relations with Prabhat Film Company (through its printing press) and with V Shantaram, suggested the name of Dewan Sharar, author, playwright, poet and journalist of the international repute. In those days, Dewan Sharar used to publish his short stories every month in ‘Filmindia’ magazine after returning to India sometime in 1941 from London where he had been staying for many years.

Around the same time, D R D Productions of D R D Wadia had announced its maiden film, ‘Ishaara’ (1943) based on the Dewan Sharar’s famous novel, ‘The Gong of Siva’ (1935). With this film as well as ‘Shakuntala’ (1943), Dewan Sharar had shifted from Delhi to Mumbai and had made Cricket Club of India (CCI) as his temporary abode to write screen-play and dialogues for both these films. Since V Shantaram, after leaving Prabhat Films, did not have his own office, it was at CCI where he and Dewan Sharar met frequently to finalise the screen-play and dialogues for ‘Shakuntala’ (1943).

‘Ishaara’ (1943) was released in June 1943 and after couple of months, ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) was released. Both these films were box office success. Dewan Sharar had a long partnership with Rajkamal Kala Mandir as a story, screen-play, dialogue, song writer and sometime as an actor until ‘Jhanak Jhanak Paayal Baaje’ (1955).

Shantaram was to direct ‘Omar Khayyam’ under the banner of Prabhat Films in 1941 and the screen-play of the film written by Baburao Patel was ready. However, at that time, Shantaram did not go ahead with the film as his relationship with other directors of Prabhat Films was strained. After leaving Prabhat Films and the successful run of his maiden film, ‘Shakuntala’ (1943), Shantaram toyed the idea of reviving ‘Omar Khayyam’. He entrusted Khwaja Ahmed Abbas to rewrite the screen-play of ‘Omar Khayyam’. However, due to the fear of copyright issue that may crop up with Prabhat Films, Shantaram once again abandoned the plan to direct ‘Omar Khayyam’. It is quite possible that during this period, Khwaja Ahmed Abbas might have brought to the notice of Shantaram his novella, ‘And One Did Not Come Back’ which was based on the life of Dr. Dwarkanath Kotnis who spent 4 years in China during 1938-42 on a medical mission.

The story of Dr, Dwarkanath Kotnis impressed Shantaram so much that he not only decided to make a film as a biopic but also decided to act in the title role of Dr. Kotnis. The film took nearly 2 years to complete at a total cost of Rs.20 lakhs. The delay was mainly due to reshooting of some sequences which Shantaram was not happy when viewing the film at the editing table. For the sake of authenticity, Dr. B K Basu, one of the doctors who accompanied Dr. Kotnis to China and a Chinese lady was part of the production team to supervise during the shooting of the film [Source; from the advertisement which appeared in ‘Film Pictorial’, April 1946].

‘Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani’ (1946) was made in Hindi and English with the title ‘The Eternal Tale of Dr. Kotnis’. The film had V Shantaram in the title role of Dr. Kotnis and Jayshree as Chinese nurse, Ching Lan. Other actors in the film were Keshavrao Date, Pratima Devi, Ulhas, Janaki Das, Dewan Sharar, Salvi, Hudlikar, Baburao Pendharkar, Master Vinayak etc. The screen-play was jointly written by Khwaja Ahmed Abbas and V P Sathe, the writer and publicist. Dialogues and songs were written by Dewan Sharar. The film was released on March 16, 1946 at Swastik Theatre, Mumbai.

I am not sure whether the English version of film was released. But there is a mention in one of the issues of ‘Filmindia’ magazine of 1946 that Shantaram along with Jayshree and Dewan Sharar sailed to London in July 1946 on their way to New York taking with them the English version of ‘Shakuntala’ (1943) and ‘Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani’ (1946) for release in the USA.

‘Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani’ (1946) had 7 songs – all written by Dewan Sharar which were set to music by Vasant Desai. Three songs have been covered on the Blog. I am presenting the 4th song, ‘chit doley nit doley subah shaam prabhu ji’ a lullaby from the film sung by Jayshree on whom the song is picturised along with V Shantaram. Dewan Sharar makes a brief presence in the song picturisation. The child in the cradle is Rajshree, the reel and the real daughter of V Shantaram and Jayshree.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Video Clip:

Audio Clip:

Song-Chit doley nit doley (Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahaani)(1946) Singer-Jayshree, Lyrics-Dewan Sharar, MD-Vasant Desai

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra):

chit doley
nit doley
chit doley
nit doley
subah shaam prabhu ji ee
chit doley
nit doley
chit doley
nit doley
subah shaam
ho shaam savera
subah shaam
ho shaam savera
mann preetam kaa ho dera
aa aa
mann preetam kaa ho dera
iss dere kar bhi le
iss dere kar bhi le
vishraam prabhu ji
chit doley
nit doley

neele parvat khet sunahre
neele parvat khet sunahre
neeli nadiyaan gahre gahre
neeli nadiyaan gahre gahre
chanda taare lete saare
chanda taare lete saare
ae ae
teraa naam prabhu ji ee
chit doley nit doley

pyaare nazaare
pyaare nazaare hain pyaare pyaare
pyaare nazaare
pyaare nazaare hain pyaare pyaare
aaankhon hi aankhon mein
ae ae ae ae
aankhon hi aankhon mein karte ishaare
nain tere
nain mere
nain tere
nain mere
ae ae ae
din rain prabhu ji
chit doley
nit doley
subah shaam prabhu ji
chit doley
nit doley


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Today’s song is from a film called Daughters of India-1939. The film was made by Super Pictures, Bombay. It was directed by V M Vyas and the Music Director was Pt. Ram Gopal Pandey. Twelve songs of this film were written by Munshi A. Shah ‘Aziz’. The cast of the film was Khursheed, Ashiq Hussain,Radha Devi, Vimla Devi, Shah Ali, Leela etc.etc.

Film’s Hero Ashiq Hussain hailed from U.P. He was a Handsome person. He could act and also sing reasonably well. He was selected by Jaddanbai as a side Hero in her first film “Talash E Haq”-1935, wherein, her own daughter Nargis also made a Debut as a Child Artiste with the name Baby Rani. Jaddanbai was in the female lead opposite Yaqub, who also hailed from a Tawayef family. Ashiq hussain acted in all the 5 films made by jaddanbai, namely Madame fashion-36, Hriday manthan-36, Moti ka Haar and Jeevan Swapna-37- all directed by her. Ashiq hussain acted in 25 films. His last film was ‘ Utho Jaago”-1947, in which he was cast opposite actress Shahzadi. She was also the producer of the film. After the film was released, Ashiq Hussain married Shahzadi and they both migrated to Pakistan.

I do not know what was the story of the film Daughters of india-39. I had seen an advertisement of this film in Film India magazine, wherein they said ” after Mother India-38, another social film “. However I found that both films were made by different banners and different Directors too. The Music Director was the same.

I have heard 3 songs from the film Daughters of india-39 and frankly I was disillusioned. The songs are so drab and have almost the same style and same tune-with slight variation. I also happened to listen to some songs from other films of Ram Gopal pandey, like Kisan kanya-37 and mother india. They are so unmusical. No wonder Ram Gopal got only C grade action and stunt films.

Music Director Ram Gopal Pande was variously credited as R G Pande, Ram Gopal, Ram Gopal Pandey etc. He hailed from U.P. After trying to become a singer unsuccessfully, he became assistant to many well known composers and learned the methods.

His first break came in 1936 with ‘ Matwali Jogan’ aka A girl from Lahore. Then he was called by the Imperial film company for its first colour film Kisan Kanya-37. Master Nisar and Padma Devi’s songs became popular, so he was given two more films- Mere Laal-37 and Vasant Bangalee-38.

Then came Mother india-38, Actress kyon bani-39, Flying Rani-39, Perfect man-38, Daughters of India-39 and Chalti Duniya-40. He was then connected with Mohan Pictures. He did other movies like Tatar ka chor-40, Deepak Mahal-40, Captain Kishore-40, Jadui Bandhan-41, Shahzadi-41, Bulbul E Baghdad-41, Bandukwali-44, Hoor E Jungle-46, Baghdad ka Chor-46, Arab ka chand-46, Ali Baba-46.

His last film seems to be Angoorbala-47. He was left behind as his music was stage and drama type only. He did not change the style either. In all he gave music to 22 films and composed 203 songs. None of his songs are remembered today. No other information is available on him.

Even the director of this film was V M Vyas who specialised in films of low budgets and C grade films generally. Vishnukumar Maganlal Vyas was born on 4-11-1905 in Ahmedabad. He started his career in 1927 as a Cinematographer. His company, Sunrise films, was started in 1941. He produced and directed 30 Hindi ( 3 Silent and 27 Talkie films) and many Gujarati films . He died on 24-1-1962 at Bombay. Vyas was a very hardworking person and a man of ‘ never say die ‘ spirit. He was disciplined and did not tolerate any nonsense. He was also known as a very miser. Being a Vaishnav, his stars would get only vegetarian food during shootings. If they wanted Non Veg food, they had to pay for it.

His first Talkie film was Saubhagya Lakshmi-34 and the last was Naag Devta-81.

Famous writer Manto has described in his book an incident about Noorjehan and V.M.Vyas.

At the time of film Naukar-43, the pair of Shaukat Hussain and Nur jehan troubled Vyas to no end. Not attending the shoots on time, asking for extra money on some pretext or the other and in general giving trouble and mental torture to Vyas were common. Not only this, additionally Nur jehan and Shaukat used to take interesting property materials from the sets to their house-like furniture, decorative vase, cupboards etc. Vyas kept quiet till the film was complete.

Once the film was completed and released, he registered an F.I.R against both of them for stealing studio equipment. To utter dishonour of Noor jehan, a police raid was made on her residence and all the furniture, tables, decorative pieces etc. , which she had taken from the sets were confiscated and the court fined her also.

Thus Vyas did not keep quiet when it was his turn and taught a lesson to Noor jehan and Shaukat Hussain, for troubling him.

After listening to songs of early era films made in Bombay, no wonder the film songs from Calcutta films became more popular. It must have been a breath of fresh air to the audience.

This song was given to me by Shri Abhay Jain jee (US) and it was uploaded by Sadanand Kamath jee for me. I thank both.
With this song, the film Daughters of India-39 makes its debut on the Blog.


Song-Tum ho sajni meri tamanna(Daughters of India)(1939) Singers- Ashiq Hussain, Khursheed Bano, Lyricist-Munshi A Shah ‘ Aziz’, MD- Pandit Ram Gopal Pandey
Both

Lyrics

Tum ho o sajni meri tamanna
sajni ee meri tamanna
tum ho saajan mera sahaara
tum ho saajan mera sahaara

aao nayi ek duniya basaa kar
aao nayi ek duniya basaa kar
us mein prem ka baag lagaayen
hum roothhen aen
tum hamko manaao

tum roothho ham tumko manaayen
tum roothho ham tumko manaayen

jahaan sadiyaan haan jahaan sadiyaan
jahaan sadiyaan
jahaan sadiyaan khil khil jaati hon
jahaan prem ki neenden aati hon
haan

jahaan koyal boley koo koo koo
jahaan ?? boley choon choon choon
prem badariya chhaayi ho sajni ee
barse amrit dhaara aa aa
prem badariya chhaayi ho sajni ee
barse amrit dhaara aa
tum ho
tum ho
tum ho o o


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Hullo Atuldom

Today is the first birthday of Balu sir after he left us due to Covid related complications. The singer, actor, music director, dubbing artist, television presenter and film producer Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam a.k.a S.P. Balasubrahmanyam would have turned 75.

He was a huge bhakt of Mohd. Rafi. There are various video available in the public domain where he has stated this.
Last year our Nahmji had poured her heart into this post when the news of Balu sir’s passing broke on the news channels. And our Pradeepji had written his feelings in the comments to this post. Those were the feelings of practically all his fans.

But I don’t want to make this into a sad tribute as Balu Sir was a very lively person. He was a live-wire in his shows and performances on stage. He had a great hold on his art. And he was an automatic choice for giving playback when Southern superstar Kamal Haasan made his debut in Hindi films.

He played the hero’s friend (who is a singer) in the 1981 remake of the 1953 Telugu hit ‘Pakkinti Ammayi’. The remake was also called ‘Pakkinti Ammayi’. And no marks for guessing that these were the Telugu remakes of the Bengali original ‘Pasher Bari’ which was the inspiration for ‘Padosan’. ‘Pakkinti Ammayi’ was possibly Balu Sir’s acting debut. Before that he had done guest appearances in a movie or two. Hope that explains why I have listed him as an actor in the opening para. This was not his only acting assignment.

I have seen a Tamil movie in the late ’80s where he played a 40-year-old widower father to a teenage daughter. His was a natural and effortless acting. The highlight of the movie was a song in which he sings the antaras in a single breath. The director of the movie had asked Balu Sir if he could do the entire five minute song in a single breath and the singer was said to have replied that then he would have to find someone else to complete the movie as it was impossible to sing a song of that length in one shot. 🙂

There was one other movie, again in Tamil, where he played a good-natured cop and friendly father to Prabhu Deva. This was the movie with which audiences got to see Prabhu Deva the dancer for the first time and SPB as his father was simply too adorable. And he had acted in many Telugu and Tamil till 2018. He was seen in a few Kannada movies too and one Malayalam movie.

He was the default choice when it came to dubbing Tamil movies into Telugu (and the other way too) for Kamal Haasan till 2010. He had dubbed for Ben Kingsley when Gandhi was released in Telugu. He gave voice for seven characters (including the female character) in the Telugu version of Kamal Haasan’s Dasavathaaram out of the 10 characters that Kamal played.

His work in Hindi films began with “Ek Duje Ke Liye” as we all know and was the preferred voice for Salman Khan in some of his initial movies. And he has sung for many movies the last of which was ‘Chennai Express’ and the dubbed version of ‘Linga” in 2014.

He had hosted and judged the Telugu and Kannada equivalent of Indian Idol.

He was a recipient of Padma Shri (2001), Padma Bhushan (2011) and Padma Vibhushan (announced this year). He has won 6 National awards for Best Singer for songs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. He has records for recording 21 songs in a day in Kannada, as also 19 Tamil songs in a day. He is said to have done something similar in Hindi also.

Personally I am a huge fan of this personality and would have loved to post that Tamil song where he has sung the Antaras in a breath. But I am settling for the dubbed version of his song/dance with Prabhu Deva from the dubbed movie ‘Humse Hain Muqabala’. It’s Tamil original was “Kadhalan” (‘Loverboy’ that released in 1994). It had a cast of Nagma, Prabhu Deva, Girish Karnad, Raghuvaran and S P Balasubrahmanyam. It was directed by S. Shankar who has made movies that had a lot of special effects of which we can see samples in the songs of this movie too. A R Rehman was the music composer. The songs for the dubbed Hindi movie were written by P K Mishra. Today’s song is in the voices of Udit Narayan, SPB and his daughter SPB Pallavi. The same trio sang this in the Tamil movie too.

Tamil original

Hindi

Song-Premika ne pyaar se jo bhi de diya (Humse Hai Muqaabla)(1994) Singers-Udit Narayan, S P Balasubrahmaniam, SPB Pallavi, Lyrics-P K Mishra, MD-A R Rahman

Lyrics

tara tara tara tara ra ra
tara tara tara tara ra ra
premika ne pyar se jo bhi de diya
tere vaaste hai neelam jaisa
premika ne pyar se jo bhi chhu liya
tere vaaste hai sone jaisa
premika ko teerth maano
pyar ko bhi swarg jaano
pyar ke sangeet mein
mm hmm mohini suraagini
pyar ke sangeet mein
mm hmm mohini suraagini

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm
sa ni sa aa
sa re ga re
sa ni pa ni
sa ni sa aa
sa ga ma ma pa ga re sa
sa ni sa aa
sa re ga re
sa ni pa ni
sa ni sa aa
sa ga ma ma pa ga re sa
tara tara ra ra
tara tara ra ra

premika ne pyar se jo bhi likh diya
mere vaaste hai kavya ke samaan
dilruba ne pyar se jo bhi de diya
mere vaaste prasaad ke samaan

phool mala do rupaiya
teri zulf mein sajaa phool sau rupaiya
jo mithaai ek rupaiya
tumne munh laga ke mujhko di
toh lakh rupaiya

hmm hmm hmm
hmm hmm hmm

saajana ne pyar se chhu liya jinhe
woh shool hai phool jaise
saajana ne pyar se chhu liya jinhe
woh shool hai phool jaise
premika ko teerth maano,
pyar ko bhi swarg jaano
pyar ke sangeet mein
mm hmm mohini suraagini
pyar ke sangeet mein
mm hmm mohini suraagini

pyar kabhi waqt-faqt dekhta nahin
har ek waqt hai theek pyar mein

pyar kabhi rang-roop dekhta nahin
kaaluraam bhi hai theek pyar mein
prem-jyoti na bujhegi
aaj hamdam kuchh to prem kar le

yahaan maan apmaan to kuch bhi nahin
ye haqeeqat duniya samajhti nahin

badale yeh zameen aasmaan
par chaahaten nahin badale
laila-majnu pyaar ki woh
dastaan poochhe inn hawaaon mein
saajan teri chaahaton mein dil mera
kho gaya teri chaahaton mein kho gaya
saajan teri chaahaton mein dil mera
kho gaya ye dil tumhaara ho gaya

tara tara tara tara ra ra
tara tara tara tara ra ra


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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‘Sajni’ (1940) was produced under the banner of Sudama Productions and was directed by Sarvottam Badami. The cast included Prithviraj Kapoor, Sabita Devi, Snehprabha Pradhan, Noor Jahan (Sr.), Tarabai, Ghory, Kesri, Dixit, Shakir etc. The story and dialogues for of the film were written by Zia Sarhadi. P L Santoshi, Pandit Indra and Zia Sarhadi wrote the songs which were set to music by Gyan Dutt.

From the cast and crew, Sabita Devi, Sarvottam Badami and Zia Sarhadi belonged to Sagar Movietone while Noor Jahan (Sr.), Kesari, Dixit, lyricists P L Santoshi, Pandit Indra and music director Gyan Dutt among others belonged to Ranjit Movietone. The advertisement of the film shows that the film was produced at Ranjit Studio. Why did the amalgam of artists from two competitive banners of film productions happened? The answer is in the genesis of Sudama Productions, the banner under which ‘Sajni’ (1940) was produced.

Sometime in the middle of 1939, Sagar Movietone of Chimanlal Desai faced the financial crunch to such an extent that to come out of it, the banner was required to be merged with General Pictures of Fazalbhoy to make a new entity, National Studios. Offers were given to the existing staff of Sagar Movietone to join National Studios. While most of the artists and crew members joined National Studios, Sarvottam Badami and Sabita Devi decided to join as stake holders in the newly set up film production company, Sudama Productions floated by Dr. Ambalal Patel in which Ranjit Movietone had a stake in it. The films produced under this banner used facilities available in Ranjit Studio and their artists/crew members. Incidentally, Dr Ambalal Patel was a ex-partner in Sagar Movietone.

Sarvottam Badami, the director of the film was a product of Sagar Movietone for whom he directed 10 Hindi films during 1933-39. Except for his first Hindi film, ‘Chandrahaas’ (1933), Sabita Devi acted in remaining of his 9 films as a lead actress. Under the banner of Sudama Productions, Sarvottam Badami directed 4 films – ‘Meri Marzi’ (1939), ‘Chingari’ (1940), ‘Sajni’ (1940) and ‘Holiday in Bombay’ (1941). In all these films, Sabita Devi was in the lead role.

‘Sajni’ (1940) was released on August 17, 1940. The film’s review was published in September 1940 issue of ‘Filmindia’. The reviewer had criticised the film for poor story and direction. The role of Sabita Devi as an uneducated village girl in the film was not in keeping with her image in the Hindi films as a sophisticated girl. The story of the film as per the review is summarized below:

The village’s wealthy money-lender’s son, Nanda (Prithviraj Kapoor) is in love with a peasant girl, Rupa (Sabita Devi). Nanda wish to get married to Rupa but his father is not in favour of his son’s marriage with Rupa due to the financial status of the girl’s family. Nanda is forced to marry Radha (Snehprabha Pradhan) whose father has given a good amount of dowry. To add to the misery of Rupa, her father dies.

Radha soon comes to know that Nanda was in love with Rupa and he still loved her even after the marriage. When Rupa comes know about this, she prevails upon Nanda to forget about her and to strengthen the marriage with Radha for the sake of the society. With Rupa’s blessing, Nanda agrees to her advice. Rupa sacrfices her love for Nanda to make his married life happy.

The main theme of the film’s story may appear familiar to those who has watched films of 1950s and 60s in which inequalities in the societal status make the hero/heroine a doomed lover. In the film under discussion, Sabita Devi is a doomed lover because of her background as a poor peasant girl. Due the unprecedented success of ‘Devdas’ (1935), films with a story of a doomed lover were in vogue especially during 40s through 60s. ‘Deedar’ (1951) and ‘Do Badan’ (1966) are examples among other films.

‘Sajni’ (1940) had 9 songs of which 7 songs were written by P L Santoshi and one each by Pandit Indra and Zia Sarhadi. Since none of the songs were available on any video sharing platform, I have recently uploaded a song ‘deepak ki baatee priyatam main deepak ki baatee’ which I am presenting here. The song is rendered by Snehprabha Pradhan and is set to music by Gyan Dutt.

The song reflects the state of the mind of Radha (Snehprabha Pradhan) married to Nanda (Prithviraj Kapoor). Thier married life is unsettled when she becomes aware that Nanda is still in love with Rupa (Sabita Devi).

With this song, ‘Sajni’ (1940) makes its debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Deepak ki baati priyatam(Sajni)(1940) Singer-Snehprabha Pradhan, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Gyan Dutt

Lyrics

deepak ki baatee ee
priyatam
main deepak ki baatee
mai….n
deepak ki baatee
priyatam
main deepak ki baatee
pal pal chhin chhin jalti jaatee mai…n
deepak ki baatee ee
priyatam
main deepak ki baatee
pal pal chhin chhin jalti jaatee mai…n
deepak ki baatee
priyatam
main deepak ki baatee

meri raam kahaani sun kar
jal marta parwaana
kahe jaata hai
dheere se wo…o
behta jaa raha ?? jaana
phir bhi jal ki pyaasi
phir bhi jal ki pyaasi
main deepak ki baatee
main deepak ki baatee
mai….n
deepak ki baatee
priyatam
main deepak ki baatee

andhiyaare mein andhiyaare ka
andhiyaare mein andhiyaare ka
rahta ek sahaara
mere andhiyaare jeewan mein
wohi ek hamaara
jab tak hai wo
tab tak hoon main
jab tak hai wo
tab tak hoon main
wo jaata main bujh jaati
wo jaata main bujh jaati
main deepak ki baatee
mai….n
deepak ki baatee ee
priyatam
main deepak ki baatee


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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4446

‘Nai Roshni’ (1941) was produced by Mehboob Khan under the banner of National Studios and was jointly directed by Chimankant Gandhi and Lalit Mehta. The star cast included Sardar Akhtar, Harish, Husn Bano, Amar, Kanhaiyalal, Sunalini Devi, Sankata Prasad, Budho Advani, Agha, Baby Meena etc.

The director-pair of Chimankant Gandhi and Lalit Mehta had also directed ‘Aasra’ (1941) and Lala Ji’ (1941) – both under the banner of National Studios. Those days, under studio system, it was not uncommon to have two directors for films. It is possible that the original directors assigned for the films were unable to continue their assignments due to a variety of reasons. But when the same pair of directors is repeated in more than one film, it can be safely assumed that the pair has jointly directed the film. For example, Bakul Bhatt and Babubhai Mistri jointly directed two films – ‘Muqabala’ (1942) and ‘Mauj’ (1943). V G Damle and Sheikh Fattelal jointly directed 3 films – ‘Gopal Krishna’ (1938), ‘Sant Dnyaneshwar’ (1940) and ‘Sant Tukaram’ (1948).

There were a few cases where only one film was jointly directed by the pair of directors but not as a substitute for the original director. For example, Zia Sarhadi and Mahendra Thakore jointly directed ‘Postman/Abhilasha’ (1938), Virendra Desai and Mahendra Thakore did for ‘Sadhana’ (1939) and S U Sanny and M Sadiq for ‘Namaste’ (1943).

On checking the details of some of the films produced under the banners of Sagar Movietone and National Studios, I found that Chimankant Gandhi and Lalit Mehta had worked as Assistant/Chief Assistant Director to Mehboob Khan in some films beside also involved in the other areas of film productions since the early years of Sagar Movietone after the advent of sound films These two names are also mentioned in the book, ‘Sagar Movietone’ by Biren Kothari.

Both Chimankant Gandhi and Lalit Mehta were in the inner circle of friends of Mehboob Khan from his Sagar Movietone days. Chimankant Gandhi had started with Mehboob Khan as his Assistant Director from ‘Deccan Queen’ (1936). He continued his association with Mehboob Khan in the same capacity until Mehboob Khan’s last film, ‘Son Of India’ (1962). I have noticed that in the credit titles of the films, the name of Chimankant Gandhi appeared first and that too in bold/capital letters among Mehboob Khan’s 3-4 assistant directors. This shows how important Chimankant was for Mehboob Khan. Lalit Mehta worked as Production Controller and in other capacity with Mehboob Khan during his days in Sagar Movietone and National Studios until he independently directed ‘Amaanat’ (1943) and ‘Azaadi Ki Raah Par’ (1948). I could not trace Lalit Mehta’s filmy career after 1948.

‘Nai Roshni’ (1942), brings another long-term association of Mehboob Khan with Agha Jani Kashmiri, the story, screen-play and dialogues writer. Lucknow-born Agha Jani Kashmiri (1908-1998) had a very interesting journey to his filmy career. At the age of 24, he ran away from his home to Rangoon to become the lead actor in ‘Shaan-E-Subhaan’ (1933) opposite Sultana. After working in a few films at Kolkata, Agha Jani Kashmiri came to Mumbai some time during the second half of 1930s and joined Bombay Talkies. Himanshu Rai, the boss of Bombay Talkies, after knowing his literary background encouraged him to pursue the career in story, screen-play and dialogue writing. He got the first assignment as a screen-play writer for ‘Vachan’ (1938) which was a box office success. He had a small role in Bombay Talkies next film, ‘Bhabhi’ (1938).

In 1940, Agha Jani Kashmiri joined Mehboob’s National Studios and wrote story, screen-play and dialogues for ‘Aasra’ (1941) and ‘Nai Roshni’ (1941). With the closure of National Studios in 1942, Mehboob Khan set up his own production house, Mehboob Productions. The first film produced under the new banner was ‘Najma’ (1943) for which Agha Jani wrote story, screen-play and dialogues. The film was a box office success. Thereafter, Mehboob Khan and Agha Jani Kashmiri combination tasted high box office success in ‘Taqdeer’ (1943), ‘Humayun’ (1945), ‘Anmol Ghadi’ (1946) and ‘Anokhi Ada’ (1948). Agha Jani Kashmiri’s last film with Mehboob Khan was ‘Amar’ (1954).

During his filmy career, Agha Jani Kashmiri wrote story/scree-play/dialogues for over 50 films most of which were box office hits. It was an irony of fate that ‘Tohfa’ (1948), the only film which he produced, directed and wrote story, screen play and dialogues, failed miserably at the box office. But this failure did not dent his stature as a screen-play and dialogue writer. He continued to be active in the film industry until about mid-1970s when he and his wife migrated to Canada to joined his two sons who have settled there. Agha Jani Kashmiri died on March 27, 1998 in Toronto.

‘Nai Roshni’ (1941) was released in Mumbai on November 8, 1941 and a review of the film was published in January 1942 issue of ‘Filmindia’. Based on the review, a summarized version of the story is given below:

Bihari (Amar) is a bank manager and Indira (Sardar Akhtar) is his fashionable wife. Mohan (Kanhaiyalal) is a clerk in the same bank whose financial condition is poor. He has a demanding wife in Vijaya (Sunalini Devi). His daughter, Geeta (Husn Bano) is of a marriageable age. Master ji (Sankata Prasad)’s family stay in the neighborhood of Mohan who has a grown-up son, Madan (Harish), a music teacher. Geeta has joined Madan’s music class and both love each other. But the marriage will have to wait until the financial condition of her father, Mohan improves.

Bihari has a reputation of having affairs with girls. One day, when his wife is away, he brings a girl to his house but is caught red handed by his wife. In order to bring her husband to the senses, Indira hatches a plan in which she pretends to have an affair with Madan by joining his music class. Madan is unaware that Indira is the wife of bank manager, Bihari. The ‘affair’ comes to the notice of Bihari and he is determined to end his wife’s affair with Madan. However, when he is made to believe that Madan has been staying in his house with Indira, Bihari hatches a counter plan which results into some hilarious situations. The only way, Bihari can end his wife’s ‘affair’ is to get Madan married to Geeta which he succeeds. At the end, parents of Geeta and Madan are happy and Indira is happy that her husband has realised not to have his extra-marital relationship.

The film had 11 songs, all written by Dr. Safdar Aah Sitapuri and set to music by Anil Biswas. None of the videos of the songs was available on any video sharing platform. So, I have uploaded a song, ‘wo poochhten hain ae dil tu kiska hai shaidaayi’ which I am presenting here. The song is rendered by Harish and Sardar Akhtar. The audio quality of the song is not up to the mark as the background music sounds as loud as the song rendition. The reviewer of the film had criticised the sound recording of the film.

A feature of this song is that it has a long prelude music (103 seconds).

With this song, ‘Nai Roshni’ (1941) makes its debut on the Blog.

Audio Clip:

Song-Wo poochhte hain ae dil tu kiska hai shaidaayi (Nai Roshni)(1941) Singers-Harish, Sardar Akhtar, Lyrics-Safdar Aah Sitapuri, MD-Anil Biswas
Both

Lyrics

wo poochhten hain ae dil
tu kiska hai shaidaayi
wo poochhten hain ae dil
tu kiska hai shaidaayi

chup hoon to jiyoon kaise
boloon to hai ruswaayi
chup hoon to jiyoon kaise
boloon to hai rusawaayi

wo poochhten hain ae dil
tu kiska hai shaidaayi
wo poochhate hain ae dil

kyun aag uthaata hai
tu phool ke dhokhe mein
kyun aag uthaata hai
tu phool ke dhokhe mein

leti hai ?? aankhon ko kinaaraa ??
let hai ?? aankhon ko ??
wo kam hai jo kar guzre
deewaana wo deewaana
wo kam hai jo kar guzre
deewaana wo deewaana

jab zabt karaana thha
phir kyun kiya saudaayi
jab zabt karaana thha
phir kyun kiya saudaayi

wo poochhaten hain ae dil
tu kiska hai shaidaayi
wo poochhaten hain ae dil
tu kiska hai shaidaa..yi


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

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# Superstar Child Artist – Junior Mehmood # 9
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Welcome all to the nineth article in this series. In the previous eight posts we have seen songs sung by different singers for Junior Mehmood during late sixtees and early seventees when he was a ‘superstar child sensation’.

The eight songs that we listened earlier were sung by Mohd Rafi(four songs), Lata Mangeshkar(one), Hemlata(one), Shanti Mathur(one) and Asha Bhonsle(one).

Tis series began by exploring songs sung by Rafi Saab for Junior Mehmood when he was ‘child artist and still growing’. Simultaneously we also looked at songs sung by female singers for Junior Mehmood as a ‘child artist’.

It would be interesting to know if there is any song hich as sung by Junior Mehmood for himself. (I am not sure, knowledgeable readers can enlighten us).
Today’s song is one such song, not a full song though, but having few lines sung by Junior Mehmood. In this song he is performing with Manoj Kumar, Nutan, Mohan Choti, Birbal and others.

This song is from the ‘1970’ movie ‘Yaadgaar’.

‘Yaadgaar-1970’ was directed by S. Ram Sharma for ‘Kunal Chitra, Bombay’. It had Nutan, Manoj Kumar, Pran, Prem Chopra, Kamini Kaushal, Junior Mehmood, Madan Puri, Tiwari, Mohan Choti, Lalita Chatterjee, Asit Sen, Lakshmi Chhaya, Shammi, Man Mohan, Polsan, Jayshree, Kuljeet, Renu, Raj Kishore, Harbans Pape, Kirti Behl, Manohar, Naidu, Birbal, Hansraj, Shrinath, Mohan Shery, Dubey, Sabina, Manohar Gosvai, Kesho Rana, Brahm Bharadwaj, Sobti, Alija, Genius, Darshan M., Ravikant, Chandra, Mohan Chhotu, Narbada Shankar, Ramlal and others.

This movie had six songs written by Indeevar and Verma Malik (three songs each).
(One song ‘ik taaraa boley’ is in two parts and it is considered as two songs).

Here is the list of songs of this movie as given in HFGK Vol- IV (1961-1970),

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Ik taaraa boley tun tun, kya kahe ye tumse sun sun (Part-I) Mahendra Kapoor 13.04.2009
02 Aaye jahaan bhagwaan se pahle… wo khet mein milegaa Mahendra Kapoor 13.04.2019
03 Jis ghar mein daaku chor chhupe… Ik taaraa boley tun tun (Part-II) Mahendra Kapoor 13.04.2009
04 Bahaaron ka hai melaa … phool koi mere liye bhi to ho Asha Bhonsle
05 Boli saawan ki raat badi paawan hai raat… Hamne dekhi hai honewaali bhabhi Mahendra Kapoor, Nutan, Manhar, Jr Mehmood, Birbal, Being discussed today
06 Jis path pe chalaa us path pe mujhe aanchal to bichhaane de… mujhe saath to aane de Lata Mangeshkar 28.11.2011

Music for this film was composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

As we can see fromthe above table, four songs (including one multiple version song) from this movie have been posted on the blog.

Today’s song is the fifth song of this movie ‘Yaadgaar-1970’ to be posted here on the blog. This will take the movie within striking distance from ‘Yippeeee-land’.

Let us now listen to today’s song.

The situation of the song is self-explanatory. On screen is performed by Manoj Kumar, Nutan, Mohan Choti, Birbal, Junior Mehmood and Kuljeet (I guess the actor lip syncing for Manhar’s voice).

Mahendra Kapoor, Manhar Udhas, Nutan, Junior Mehmood and Birbal have given their voices in this song.
Lyrics are by Verma Malik and music is composed by Kalyanji-Anandji.

Over to the song now …

Video

Audio

Song-Hamne dekhi hai honewaali bhaabhi (Yaadgaar)(1970) Singers-Manhar Udhas, Nutan, Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Verma Malik, MD-Kalyanji Anandji
Unknown male voice 1
Unknown male voice 2
Unknown male voice 3
Unknown male voice 4
Birbal
Chorus

Lyrics

ho boli saawan ki raat
badi paawan hai baat
boli saawan ki raat
badi paawan hai baat

ho rang khushiyon ne pahne gulaabi
ho hamne dekhi hai
honewaali bhaabhi
ho hamne dekhi hai
honewaali bhaabhi
boli saawan ki raat
badi paawan hai baat
rang khushiyon ne pahne gulaabi
ho hamne dekhi hai
honewaali bhaabhi
ho hamne dekhi hai
honewaali bhabhi

sukh hai bhaabhi
chain hai bhaabhi
maa hai bhaabhi
behan hai bhaabhi
dil hai bhaabhi
nain hai bhabhi
dil hai bhabhi
nain hai bhaabhi

teri bhaabhi
meri bhaabhi
meri bhaabhi
teri bhaabhi

apni bhabhi
hai aisi bhabhi

lakshman ki thhi jaisi bhabhi
ho hamne dekhi hai
honewaali bhaabhi
ho hamne dekhi hai
honewaali bhaabhi

bhaiyya ki baaraat chalegi
bhaiyya ki baaraat chalegi
saari jantaa saath chalegi

taaron ki chunri mein lipatkar
chaand chalega
raat chalegi
chaand chalega
raat chalegi

phir samandhi ki galiyon mein jaakar
naachenge bhangdaa punjabi
hoye
hadippa
hadippa
hadippa
hadippa

ho hamne dekhi hai
honewaali bhabhi
ho hamne dekhi hai
honewaali bhabhi

chhamak uthhe hai
barkha ke ghunghroo
machal uthhi hai
raat ki paayal
ho paayal
ho paayal
ho paayal

raat ki paayal

dil ki dhadkan
aisi badhhi hai
bina hawaa ke
udtaa aanchal

ho aanchal
ho aanchal
ho aanchal
udtaa aanchal

devar bhabhi sang sang
naachen
ho gayi saawan ki raat
sharaabi

ho hamne dekhi hai
honewaali bhabhi
ho hamne dekhi hai
honewaali bhabhi

ho mohanlal ji
haan sohanlal ji
bolo laalji
arey yaar kanhaiyya
baithha chup hai bhaiyya
mera bhaiyya
haan haan haan tera bhaiyya
haan haan haan mera bhaiyya

bhaiyya bhaiyya
bolo bhaiyya

hanh
boloon kya main
arey bol kanhaiyya
aaj ki raat
haan haan kal ki baat

hmm
aaj ki raat
kal ki baat
bhabhi ne kuchh tum mein dekha
tumne bhabhi mein kya dekha

maine dekha
tune dekha
o maine dekha
tune dekha
isne dekha
usne dekha
kya nahin hai ismein dekha
kya bataaun kya kya dekha
maine tumhaari bhabhi hai dhoondhi
tum dhoondh ke laao
meri bhaabhi

dhathh main bhabhi dhoondh ke laaun
chhi mujhe sharm aati hai

aa haa haa haa

boli saawan ki raat
ho badi paawan hai baat
ho rang khushiyon ne pahne gulaabi
ho maine dekhi hai
honewaali bha…
o teri …

haa haa haa
haa haa haa

o teri dekhi hai honewaali bhaabhi
ho hamne dekhi hai
honewaali bhabhi
ho hamne dekhi hai
honewaali bhabhi
bhabhi
bhabhi
bhabhi
hoye ae ae ae
haa


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