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Blog Day :

4605 Post No. : 16236

“Pyaase Panchhi”(1961) as produced by Shankar Bhai Bhatta and Vijay Bhatt and directed by Harsukh Bhatt for Shree Prakash Pictures, Bombay. The movie had Mehmood, Ameeta,Jeevan, Leela Misra,Agha, Malika, David, Niranjan Sharma, Uma Khosla, Athavle, Loban, Omprakash Sharma, C.L.Shah, Narbada Shanker, Baby Shobha etc in it.

Ten songs ae listed in HFGK for this movie. But song number 3 and 10 are one and the same. So in effect “Pyaase Panchhi”(1961) has nine songs in it.

Seven songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the eighth song from “Pyaase Panchhi”(1961) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi and Suman Kalyanpur. Qamar Jalalabadi is the lyricist. Music is composed by Kalyanji Anandji.

The song is picturised on Agha and Malika, playing Romeo and Juliet respectively as a stage performance song, being watched by a housefull audience.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

Video(full song)

Audio (Partial song)

Song-Kab tak kheloon pyaar ka khel (Pyaase Panchhi)(1961) Singers-Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics-Qamar Jalalabadi, MD-Kalyanji Anandji

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

Aaa…aaa…aaaa…aaaahhaa
majnoo bhi bann chukaa hoon
majnu bhi bann chukaa hoon
Farhaad bann chukaa hoon
arrey Farhaad bhi bann chukaa main
ab bann ke Romeo..o o main…ae
tere dar pe aa gayaaa..aaa..aa hoon..oon

kab tak kheloon pyaar ka khel
pass karo ya fail gori
paas karo ya fail
kab tak kheloon pyaar ka khel
pass karo ya fail gori
paas karo ya fail

pyaar ko toone samjhaa khel
kaisey hogaa mel
bolo kaisey hogaa mel
pyaar ko toone samjhaa khel
kaisey hogaa mel
bolo kaisey hogaa mel

kab tak tere naaz uthhaaoon
kab tak dar par thhokar khhaaoon oon
kab tak tere naaz uthhaaoon
kab tak dar par thhokar khaaoon
dil ye kehta hai mar jaaoon
tum par main ilzaam lagaaoon
zaalim tujhko bhejoon jail
paas karo ya fail gori
paas karo yaa fail
pyaar ko toone samjhaa khel
kaisey hogaa mel
bolo kaisey hogaa mel

arrey kab tak kheloon pyaar ka khel
pass karo ya fail gori
paas karo ya fail

hum to nahin hain aisey waisey
pyaar karein hum tum se kaisey
hum to nahin hain aisey waisey
pyaar karein hum tum se kaisey

only in audio link:
(mast haseenon ke saanche mein
laakhon phirte hain tum jaisey)

jaao tum ho bilkul fail
kaisse hogaa mel
bolo kaissey hogaa mel

kab tak kheloon pyaar ka khel
paas karo ya fail gori
paas karo ya fail

ho gayaa gul mera pyaar ka dabba
mar gaya main to haayye rabbaa..aaa
ho gayaa gul mera pyaar ka dabba
mar gaya main to haayye rabbaa
tu hai agar Lailaa ki Ammaa
main bhi hoon Majnu ka Abba
hoke rahega apnaa mel
paas karo ya fail gori
paas karo ya fail
pyaar ko toone samjhaa khel
kaissey hogaa mel
bolo kaisey hogaa mel

arrey kab tak kheloon pyaar ka khel
pass karo ya fail
gori paas karo ya fail


This article is written by nahm, 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.

This article marks the 3100th song post of Mohammad Rafi in the blog. This aticle is the 300th writeup of nahm in the blog

Blog Day :

4542 Post No. : 16115

Mohammed Rafi – 96th birth anniversary

—– Waqt ——-

Yeh waqt kya hai
yeh kya hai aakhir ke jo musalsal guzar raha hai
yeh jab na guzra thha
tab kahan thha
guzar gayaa hai to ab kahan hai
kahin to hogaa
kahan se aaya kidhar gayaa hai
yeh kab se kab tak ka silsilaa hai
yeh waqt kya hai
yeh waqi’ye
haadse
tasaadum
harek gham
aur har ek masarrat
har ek azziyat
har ek lazzat
har ik tabassum
har ek aansoo
har ek naghma
har ek khushboo
woh zakhm ka dard ho
ko ho lams ka jaadoo
khud apni awaaz ho ki mahaul ki sadaayen
yeh zehan mein banti aur bigadti hui fazaayen
woh fikr mein aaye zalzale hon ki dil ki halchal
tamaam ehsaas
saare jazbe
ye jaise patte hain
behte paani ki sateh par
jaise tayrte hain
abhi yehaan hain
abhi wahaan hain
aur ab hain ojhal
dikhaayi detaa nahin hai lekin
yeh kuchh to hai
jo ki beh rahaa hai
yeh kaisa dariya hai
kin pahaadon se aa rahaa hai
yeh kis samandar ko jaa rahaa hai

yeh waqt kya hai
kabhi kabhi main yeh sochtaa hoon
ki chalti gaadi se ped dekho
to aisa lagtaa hai
doosri simt jaa rahe hain
magar haqueeqat mein
ped apni jagah khade hain
to kya yeh mumkin hai
saarisadiyaan
qataar-andar-qataar apni jagah khadi hon
yeh waqt saakit ho
aur ham hi guzar rahe hon
is ek lamhe mein
saare lamhe
tamaam sadiyaan chhupi hui hon
na koyi ‘aayinda
na guzishtaa
jo ho chukaa hai
jo ho rahaa hai
jo hone waala hai
ho rahaa hai
main sochtaa hoon
ki kya yeh mumkin hai
sach ye ho
ki safar mein ham hain
guzarte ham hain
jise samajhte hain ham
guzarta hai
wo thhamaa hai
guzarta hai ye thhamaa huaa hai
ik aayi hai ye bataa huaa hai
hai munjamid
yaa pighal rahaa hai
kise khabar hai
kise pataa hai
yeh waqt kya hai

yeh kaaynaat-e-azeem
lagtaa hai
apni azmat se
aaj bhi mutma’een nahin hai
ki lamha lamha woh
wasee’a-tar aur wasee’a-tar hoti jaa rahi hai
yeh apni baahen pasaarti hai
yeh kehkashaaon ki ungliyon se
nayi khalaaon ko chhoo rahi hai
agar yeh sach hai
to har tasavvur ki had se baahar
magar kahin par
yaqeenan aisa koyi khalaa hai
ki jis ko
in kehkashaaon ki ungliyon ne
ab tak chhuaa nahin hai
khalaa
jahaan kuchh huaa nahin hai
khalaa
ki jis ne kisi se bhi ‘kun’ sunaa nahin hai
jahaan abhi tak khudaa nahinhai
wahan
koyi waqt bhi na hogaa
ye kaayenaat-e-azeem
ik din
chhuegi
is an-chhuye khalaa ko
aur apne saare wajood se
jab pukaaregi
‘kun’
to waqt ko bhi janam milegaa
agar janam hai to maut bhi hai

main sochtaa hoon
yeh sach nahin hai
ki waqt ki koyi ibtidaa hai na intehaa hai
yeh dor lambi bahot hai
lekin
kahin to is dor ka siraa hai
abhi yeh insaan ulajh rahaa hai
ki waqt ke is qafas mein
paida huaa
yahin woh palaa badhaa hai
magar use ‘ilm ho gayaa hai
ke waqt ke iss qafas se baahar bhi ik fazaa hai
to sochtaa hai
vo puchhtaa hai
yeh waqt kya hai

– Javed Akhtar –

I had heard a part of the above poem and just decided to reproduce it in a post. But while typing the whole saga, it lost me on the way to the end. I am able to understand it word to word, but to understand what exactly Javedsahab is trying to say or ‘in ke kehne ka tatparya kya hai’, I will have to go deep. Or maybe not so deep and what he says is what he means.
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This terrible year is coming to an end. Human kind has endured a test of psychological strength this year. And has learned (hopefully) that even if places of worship are not open, the Almighty is reachable from anywhere, for the universe, the world and its occupants, owners and tenants, wheelers and dealers, the powerful and the poor, the destitute and the able bodied, are all His creations. The ‘khalaa’ that Javed Akhtar refers to in the poem above, is also the creation of the Almighty creator. So is the concept if ‘waqt’. Whether it is running away from you or towards you. The time is allotted to us, to live on this earth peacefully with other creations. Before I move on, ‘khalaa’ is space, in worldly terms is means ‘empty space’ and in celestial terms it is infinite.

Its Mohammed Rafi Sahab’s 96th birth anniversary on 24/12/2020. Usually for Rafi sahab’s anniversary posts, or for the century posts, Raja ji is invited to do the honors of writing a special post. But I am seizing the opportunity, this time round. It is Rafi Sahab birth anniversary post as well as the 3100th songs post by Rafi sahib on the blog. This post is also my 300th song post, so a special Rafi song is called for this occasion.

Two months ago, I was looking for a song by Usha Timothy to post for her birthday on 8th October. I found a song by her, but it turned out to be a group song. The audio clip was 11 minutes long. The song itself is more than 9 minutes. Myswar.com listed this as a two part song one by Suman Kalyanpur and Usha Timothy and another by Mohammad Rafi and Manna Dey. It is from the 1966 film “Sunehre Kadam” and is composed by Bulo C. Rani. The lyricist is Nyay Sharma.

This is a very special song I have come to realize it while writing the lyrics. I will have to list them so that I don’t miss any points:

1. It has the longest solo rally, for a group song by Rafi sahab and large part of this rally is with minimal music.
2. This must be the only song with these four singers together.
3. The way the repetition of lines is done throughout the song, with singing of the same line in a different way. This is especially true of Rafi sahab’s repeated lines and also Manna De’s. In Rafi sahab’s songs, invariably it can be taken for granted, that the repetition of lines will have variations.
4. The song is a like a relay race, and the one starting it is doing the winner’s lap, with the trophy.

Actually Manna De has a small part to sing but Usha Timothy is having very few lines to sing. Seeing the video was a surprise again. It is a competition sort of song with two artists performing on stage and singing is done by Agha in Rafi’s voice and Shashi Kala in Suman Kalyanpur’s voice. Rehman is seen standing next to Agha and enjoying his singing, so is a female standing next to Shashi Kala similarly amused by the song. The expressions of quite enjoyment on Rehman’s face can be described perfectly in one word, i. e. “Mehzooz”.

A comment on youtube said that this song based on raag zhinjhoti/maanjhkhamaj. Whether it is true or not, the song does sound unique and stand out as a song to be savoured.

These are the songs from the movie already posted in the blog :

Song Date of posting Remarks
Na baaz aayaa muqadaar mujhe mitaane se 24 June 2011 MD-Bulo C Rani
Naazuk hoon albeli hoon 2 August 2011 MD- S Mohinder
Maangne se jo maut mil jaati 5 October 2011 MD-Bulo C Rani
Ye ghar aapkaa hai chale aayiye jee 25 October 2011 MD-Bulo C Rani
Na to inkaar kiya na to iqraar kiya 29 October 2020 MD-Bulo C Rani

The song is like a gorgeous long meal, a smorgasbord. Mohammed Rafi sahab is singing different portions of this song, with relish. And we listeners are mesmerised. The bass of Manna Dey’s parts is in tune with Rafi sahab’s sometimes sweet, sometimes mischievous, nasheeli, some with smooth softness. We can’t actually eat this, but we consume it and our senses absorb the nuances of the song. I just wish the parts where Suman Kalyanpure and Usha Timothy are singing, could be softened a little. They bring a mesmerised person back to earth, but Rafi sahab is back again in the last part of the song, in tandem with Manna Dey and they both bring it to a level field so we are not too sorry the song has ended, and there is no more of it to be heard for the first time.

I actually looked far and wide, to find if there is still more left to be found of this song. Lyrics by Nyay Sharma are equally good and make the most of the tune of the song. But for the large parts of the song, the words were redundant I felt, it was the raag and the rhythm and soft vocal voice singing the words which became paramount. This is a rarity, as it happens only with classical raagaa’s. The only other time I can recall this happening with me, was when I heard Kumar Gandharv here .
Is this what is known as a sum total greater than its parts?

Video :

Audio:

Song-Taqdeer ne kya angdaai li (Sunahre Qadam)(1966) Singers-Rafi, Manna Dey, Suman Kalyanpur, Usha Timothy, Lyrics-Nyay Sharma, MD-Bulo C Rani

Lyrics

Maah e nau ki ee
naav par
nikli sawaari raat ki
neel ke dariyaa mein basti
dhundh ki
jazbaat ki
husnwaalon ke ae
saron par
phool barsaati hui
gudgudaati
muskuraati
chhedti ee ee
gaati hui
jab kabhi patwaar se ae
yoonhi
ishaare ho gaye
kuchh ude
qatre hawaaa aa aa aa aa aa
mein
aur sitaare ho gaye

waqt ko taareeki – ye –shab ne
meherbaan kar diyaa
do jawaan roohon
ke mil jaane ka
saamaan kar diya
re taqdeer ne kya angdaai li
jeene ki fizaa namkeen hui
kuchh ishq badhaa
kuchh husn badhaa
kuchh ishq badhaa aa
kuchh husn badhaa
aur dil ki duniyaa aa
o o o
o o o
aur dil ki duniyaa
haseen hui
aur dil ki duniyaa
haseen hui ee
aur dil ki duniyaa
haseen hui

sitaaron dhale
ek khandar ke tale
do dil yoon mile
yoon mile
yoon mile
taare lehraa gaye
har kali khil gayi
bekali dhul gayi
apne hi aap par
apne hi aap par
apne hi aap par
phool sharmaa gaye
waqt ke saaz par
husn ke naaz par
ehl e dil mar mite
o o o
aarzuen to kya aa
aahen tak phoonk din
aarzuen to kya
aahen tak phoonk din
manzil e husn par
qaafile yoon lute
qaafile yoon lute ae
o o
qaafile yoon lute ae
qaafile yoon lute ae ae
jab khoon bahaa apne dil se
jab khoon bahaa apne dil se
mehfil unn ki rangeen huyi
kuchh ishq badhaa
kuchh husn badhaa
kuchh ishq badhaa
kuchh husn badhaa

aur dil ki duniyaa
o o o
o o o
aur dil ki duniyaa
haseen hui
aur dil ki duniyaa
haseen hui
aur dil ki duniyaa
haseen hui

taqdeer ne kyaa angdaai li
jeene ki fizaa sangeen hui

jab pyaar ki baaten ishq ne ki
jab pyaar ki baaten ishq ne ki

tab husn ki rooh
ho o ho o
tab husn ki rooh
ghamgeen huyi
tab husn ki rooh
ghamgeen huyi ee
tab husn ki rooh
ghamgeen huyi

ik ?? gul jabeen
shaakh par ho haseen
iss ko chhedo
haan chhedo
haan chhedo
nahin ee
maili ho jaayegi

gird to ghoom lo
dekhkar jhoom lo
nigaah se choom lo
warna kho jaayegi
ham vashinde nahin
apnaa saahil nahin
jis ka ye dil nahin
rooh so jaayegi

ho o o o
ari jadoo gayaa

o o o o o
jism keqadardaan

are jadoo gayaa
jism ke qadardaan
pyaar ki daastaan
pyaar ki daastaan
ruswaa ho jaayegi

pyaar ki daastaan
aa aa aa
ruswaa ho jaayegi
ruswaa ho jaayegi ee ee
tum aag ko raag samajh baithhe
tum aag ko raag samajh baithhe
angaaron se hi taskeen huyi

jab pyaar ki baaten
ishq ne ki
jab pyaar ki baaten
ishq ne ki

tab husn ki rooh
o o o o
tab husn ki rooh
ghamgeen huyi
tab husn ki rooh
ghamgeen huyi
tab husn ki rooh
ghamgeen huyi

taqdeer ne kya angdai li
jeene ki fizaa namkeen hui
kuchh ishq badhaa
kuchh husn badhaa aa
kuchh ishq badhaa aa
kuchh husn badhaa

aur dil ki duniyaa
o o o o
aur dil ki duniyaa
haseen hui
aur dil ki duniyaa
haseen hui ee
aur dil ki duniyaa
haseen hui

ho ooo
o o o o o o
o o o o o o
o o o o o o
ho o o o
o o o o

shaakh par ki kali
ho wo kitni bhali
jo na dil se lagi
jo na dil se lagi
umr dhal jaayegi

hawas aur pyaar ka
qissa takraar ka
farq bekaar ka
farq bekaar ka
jawaani
dhal jaayegi
ho ooo
jadoo ye dam ba dam

ho oo o
oooooo
naghmon ke taal o samm
jadoo ye dam ba dam
naghmon ke taal o samm

ye sunehre qadam
ye sunehre qadam
mai ubal jaayegi ee
khud ko awaaz do
waqt ko saaz do

ishq ka naaz do
raat tal jaayegi

o jaaneman
yoon na ghabraayiye
paas to aayiye
har adaaa apki
dil nasheen huyi
kuchh ishq badhaa
kuchh husn badhaa
kuchh ishq badhaa aa
kuchh husn badhaa

aur dil ki duniyaa
ooooo
oooooo
aur dil ki duniyaa
haseen hui
aur dil ki duniyaa
haseen hui ee
aur dil ki duniyaa
haseen hui


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Blog Day :

4427 Post No. : 15850

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 66
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Ten years back on 31 august 2010 (tuesday), the first post of the day appeared at 7:39 AM and the sixth and final post appeared on 9:42 AM.
Here are the details of these six songs from six movies:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Ae jaane e jigar dil mein samaane aajaa Aaraam-1951 All songs covered
Ek main hoon ek meri beqasi ki shaam hai Taraanaa-1951 All songs covered
Khushiyon ko lootkar yahaan Shirin Farhad-1956 All songs covered
Beet gayi hai aadhi raat Naache Naagin Baaje Been-1960 05 songs posted
Husn e jaanaa idhar aa Saathi-1968 All songs covered
Koi aur duniyaa mein tumsaa haseen hai Pyaar Ki Kahaani-1971 02 songs posted

Four movies whose songs were covered ten years ago have already been YIPPEED. That leaves us with just two unYIPPEED movies namely “Naache Naagin Baaje Been”(1960) and “Pyaar Ki Kahaani”(1971) that are eligible for today’s Blog Ten Year Challenge.

“Naache Naagin Baaje Been” (1960) was produced by Devi Sharma and directed by Tara Harish for Janta Chitra, Bombay. The movie had Kumkum, Chandra Shekhar, K.N.Singh, Amar, Sunder, Parasram, Ratna, Sood, Kamal Mehra, Chandabi, Ratan Gurung, Rafiq, Indira Bansal, Helen, Agha etc in it.

The movie had 8 songs in it. The movie made its debut in the blog ten years ago. Five songs from the movie have been covered so far as detailed below :-

Song Posted On
Beet gayi hai aadhi raat 31.08.2010
Ham jaan lutaa denge apni saajan ki jaan se pehle 23.10.2015
Main hoon gori naagan 30.112015
Le ke sahaaraa tere pyaar ka 04.04.2017
Gori naagan ban ke na chalaa karo 23.05.2018

Here is the sixth song from “Naache Naagin Baaje Been” (1960) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by Chitragupta.

This song is puicturised as a dance song where a lady is seeen wooing her beau. When I watched the lady dressed in Maharashtrian style sari, I thought that she looked familiar but who was she ? Lyricist sender Prakashchandra also sends details of the song and the movie, and he had mentioned this song as picturised on Helen and Agha. Me bad ! One does not expect Helen to be dressed in a sari and one often struggles to identify her when she is dressed in Indian attires. 🙂

Prakashchandra has sent the lyrics (as mentioned above) while Avinash Scrapwala has sent the BTYC related details.

video link:

Audio link:

Song-Ho raaja sainyyan aati hoon main bhi ruk jaana (Naache Naagin Baaje Been)(1960) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Chitragupta

Lyrics (based on audio link)(Provided by Prakashchandra)

(Dialogues)

ho raaja sainyyan
aati hoon main bhi ruk jaanaa…aa
akele jaanaa na
ho raaja sainyyan
aati hoon main bhi ruk jaanaa
akele jaanaa na

chalogey tum to
aanchal ki chhainyyaan daar doongee
rukogey tum to
tann mann ko tum pe waar doongi
chalogey tum to
aanchal ki chhaiyyaan daar doongee
rukoogey tum to
tann mann ko tum pe waar doongi
tumhaari hoon main piya hamse takraanaa naa
ho raaja saiyyan aati hoon main bhi ruk jaanaa
akele jaanaa naa
ho raaja saiyyan aati hoon main bhi ruk jaanaa
akele jaanaa naa

na hoye aisaa koi gori teri oar dekhey
lagaake nehaa
koi jaadugarni dor phenkey
na hoye aisaa koi gori teri oar dekhey
lagaake nehaa
koi jaadugarni dor phenkey
buri hai duniya
raahon mein lutt jaanaa naa
ho raaja saiyyan
aati hoon main bhi ruk jaanaa
akele jaanaa naa
ho raaja sainyyan
aati hoon main bhi ruk jaanaa
akele jaanaa naa

bade naadaan ho
apnon se naataa todte ho o
kalaayi mori
bedardi kaahey modte ho
bade naadaan ho
apnon se naataa todte ho o
kalaayi mori bedardi kaahey modte ho
pukaarey hanske koi tumko deewaanaa naa
ho raaja sainyyan
aati hoon main bhi ruk jaanaa
akele jaanaa naa
ho raaja saiyyan
aati hoon main bhi ruk jaanaa
akele jaanaa naa


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Blog Day :

4381 Post No. : 15728

“Baaraati”(1954) was directed by J K Nanda for Kardar Productions, Bombay. The movie had Chaand Usmani, Peace Kanwal, Agha, Om Prakash, Leela Mishra, Sham Kumar, bBy Sheela, Darpan, Johny Walker, Abbas, Rajan Haksar, Heera Sawant, Agha Miraz, Kathana, Ameer Ali, etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Four of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fifth song from “Baaraati”(1954) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. D N Madhok is the lyricist. Music is composed by Roshan.

The song is picturised on Chaand Usmaani. Agha and Om Prakash look on from a distance.

Audio

Video

Song-Haaye koi keh de papeeha se jaa ke (Baaraati)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

haaye koi kah de papeeha se jaa ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke
haaye koi kah de papeeha se jaa ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke

rut saawan ki mukh par haaye kyun
jhoomti ghata mein koi aag lagaaye kyun
rut saawan ki mukh par haaye kyun
jhoomti ghata mein koi aag lagaaye kyun
mere paas aaye wo to
mere paas aaye wo to
kahoon samjhaake
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke
haaye koi kah de papeeha se ja ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke

abhi khile kali aur abhi murjhaaye hai
ja rey paapi kaliyon pe pade teri haaye hai
abhi khile kali aur abhi murjhaaye hai
ja rey paapi kaliyon pe pade teri haaye hai
jiya chaahe noch loon main
jiya chaahe noch loon main pankh tere aake
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke
haaye koi kah de papeeha se jaa ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke
haaye koi kah de papeeha se ja ke
bairi kaahe chhede pihu pihu gaa ke


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Blog Day: 4338 Post No.: 15636

Today’s song is from film Raaj Tilak-1958.

This was a S.S.Vasan film from his Gemini Pictures, Madras. Film Raaj Tilak was a remake of the original popular film in Tamil-“Vanji Kottai Valiban”( The youth from Vanji Fort). It was loosely based on the famous adventure novel, “The Count of Monte Cristo”, written by Alexander Dumas and first published in 1844. Its Telugu version was titled “Vijay Kota Veerudu”and the Hindi version was Raaj Tilak.

AVM and Gemini, the two giants from Madras were keen on making Bi-Lingual (Tamil-Hindi/Tamil-Telugu,Telugu-Hindi) or Tri-lingual (Tamil-Telugu-Hindi) films to capture all the three big markets. Southern bosses took pleasure in engaging artistes from Bombay and in return Bombay artistes were happy to work in southern films, because they were disciplined, punctual and worked methodically. Their payments, staying arrangements and the treatment to Hindi artistes was very satisfying.

From the time Vasan’s multilingual Blockbuster, Chandralekha’s success in 1948, it dawned on south producers that a huge market in Hindi belt was available for their successful south films. One after another hit films started from South, like Nishan-49, Mangala-50,Bahar-51, Mr. Sampat-52, Miss Mary-57, Asha-57 and such other films, which were either remakes of Tamil/Telugu hit films or films made in Madras.

During this period, C Ramchandra and his songs were very popular in south. At the same time, his favourite Lyricist Rajendra krishna also had a great demand in south. Rajendra Krishna worked for both AVM and Gemini films. Vasan wanted that Rajendra krishna should work only for Gemini and not AVM. However, Rajendra Krishna continued working for AVM, so Vasan decided not to take Rajendra krishna for Gemini films anymore.

In 1957, AVM’s film Bhabhi became a Hit film. Rajendra krishna had written all the songs for Bhabhi. In 1958, when Vasan Planned to make Raaj Tilak in Hindi and its Tamil and Telugu versions, at the same time, he selected C Ramchandra as its Music Director. That time C Ramchandra was working for film Amardeep-58 in Bombay and Rajendra krishna was the Lyricist. C Ramchandra knew that Vasan will not take Rajendra krishna as a Lyricist for Gemini films anymore. At that time only, P L Santoshi met C Ramchandra. He had fallen on bad days and requested C Ramchandra for his help.

With consideration for past successful association with Santoshi, C Ramchandra recommended Santoshi’s name to Vasan. He also agreed. When Rajendra Krishna came to know this, he did not like it and he severed ties with C Ramchandra. The two never worked together again. The year 1958 was not a good year for C Ramchandra anyway. Lata had given indications that after Raaj Tilak, she would not sing for C Ramchandra. She did only one solo and one duet in this film. After Rajendra krishna split with C Ramchandra, he started recommending Chitragupta, Madan Mohan and others to South producers. C Ramchnadra stopped getting their offers. In addition film Raaj Tilak also did not do so well.

The cast of film Raaj Tilak-58 was Vaijayanti Mala, Padmini, Gemini Ganeshan, Pran, Jagirdar, Bipin Gupta, Lalita Pawar, Durga Khote etc etc. Gemini Ganeshan (17-11-1920 to 22-3-2005), better known in Hindi belt as actress Rekha’s father, started his Hindi films with Devta-56. Then came Miss Mary-57 and his third film was Raaj Tilak-58. He acted in 24 Hindi films. His last film was Allauddin and wonderful Lamp-82. After his death in 2005, two films were released in 2009, namely Shivdoot and Devi Saraswati, both dubbed films.

When I saw actor Pran’s name in the cast of this film, I remembered that Pran had also acted in another same titled film Raaj Tilak-84, featuring Dharmendra, Hema etc. Pran’s first Hindi film – as a Hero – was Khandan-42 in Lahore. he again acted in another same name film Khandan-in 1965. In the 42 film he was the Hero, but in the 1965 film he was a Villain. He did exactly opposite in another same name film. In film Aan Baan-56 ( Ajit-N.Jaywant), he was a Villain, but in the 1972 film Aan Baan (Rajendra kumar-Rakhi) he did a benevolent person’s sober role in this film ! Pran acted as a Villain in film Chingari-55(Shekhar-N.Jayawant) and also in film Chingari-89 (Sanjay Khan-Leena Cghandavarkar).

Pran did role in many remakes of his films. When he came to Bombay from Lahore in 1948, he got roles in films Grihasthi, Ziddi and Chunaria. In 1948, two of his Lahore made films – Birhan and Barsat ki ek raat – released in India. In both these films, he was the Hero, but in India, he started as a villain in his first 3 films. Kishore Sahu remade film Grihasthi-48 as Film “Ghar Basaa ke Dekho”-1963. In this film Pran did the same role as in the 48 film. Comedian Gope had made a film “Malkin” in 1951 (Gope and Yakub). His brother Ram Kamlani remade this film as “Biradari’ in 1966 (Mehmood and Kanhaiyalal). Pran was villain in both the films.

In his 66 years of career, Pran did variety of roles. Besides acting in remakes and same title films, he also worked in 2-3 generations of actor families. In film Rajkumar-1964, he worked with Prithviraj Kapoor. With Raj Kapoor, he did films like Aah, Chori chori, Jis desh mein Ganga behti hai etc etc. He worked with Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor also. In 1973, he worked in film Rikshawala, with Randhir Kapoor and in film Bobby, with Rishi Kapoor. Thus he worked in 3 generations of Kapoor family.

Pran worked with Naseem Bano in film Sindbad the sailor-52 and worked in many films with Saira Bano-her daughter. He worked with Mumtaz Ali and Mehmood. Pran acted with Sunil Dutt and Sanjay Dutt. He also worked with Dharmendra and Sunny Deol.

There was no other actor like him in Hindi film industry ever again.

Coming back to film Raaj Tilak-58, the story of the film was….

The loyal Diwan of the kingdom accuses the Senapathi to have planned the killing of the young prince. The king ,as a punishment banishes him to another country, but Senapati hides in the kingdom itself. One day he kills the king and becomes the ruler. Before dying, the king asks his loyal Diwan to save the prince and the princess. Diwan takes them and runs away, leaving his own wife and children.

Senapati captures Diwan’s wife, keeps her in prison on an island and leaves his son and daughter in the flowing river. Some kind person saves the children and they grow up as Chander ( G.Ganesan) and sister Gowri ( Vijaya kumari). Senapati comes to know about them and abducts Gowri and arrests Chander and keeps him in a prison on the same island as his mother. Gowri dies while attempting to run away.

Chander meets his mother and learns everything. He vows to kill the Senapathi. He tries to escape from the island with his mother, but mother dies on way and Chander is thrown into the raging sea. He survives and reaches Ratna island. The Rajkumari Mandakini of Ratna island loves him. He narrates every thing to her and she allows him to go his kingdom to kill Senapathi. He comes to the kingdom where he meets his father and also princes Padma who loves him. Meanwhile Mandakini also reaches the kingdom. Padma and Mandakini meet and Padma allows them their love, sacrificing her love.

However during the final battle, in an attempt to save Chander, Mandakini dies. Senapathi is killed and peace returns to kingdom. Padma and Chandar marry and he gets the Raj Tilak !

Today’s song from film Raaj Tilak-58 is sung by Asha, Rafi, Vinod and chorus. In the video, one can see Agha, Jagirdar, Shammi and Padmini. This will be the 4th song from this film to feature here.

Audio

Video


Song-Chalna sambha sambhal ke jee (Raaj Tilak)(1958) Singers-Rafi, Asha Bhonsle, Vinod, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
All

Lyrics

ha ha
sambhal ke bhai
chalna sambhal ke ji sambhal sambhal ke chalna
chalna sambhal ke ji sambhal sambhal ke chalna
ho o raahi ho
ho o raahi ho
chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke
hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke

ho gaadi waale
dekh gali ke khadke gaali re chalaaye
naazuk naazuk dil hai mera
gachke na khaaye
piya gachke na khaaye

atak datak kyun tu bole
ye to meethhe methhe hichkole laage halke halke
hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke

manzil hai kitni door oor
manzil hai kitni door
jaanoon na haaye re ae
soch ke yahi mera aa aa
jiya ghabraaye re
jiya ghabraaye re
hone aayi shaam
hone aayi shaam
ek na taara jhhalke

hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke

meelon ki koson ki tu dekh na doori
tu dekh na doori
man mein jo aasha teri hogi wo poori
hogi wo poori
sooraj niklega phir
ek baar dhhal ke

hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke
hoy chalna sambhal sambhal ke ji chalna sambhal ke

hoshiyaar
khabardaar


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Blog Day : 3938 Post No. : 15013

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Mohammed Rafi : The Incomparable (II) – Song No. 10
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As story telling songs go, my personal favourite song is
this song from “Jab Jab Phool Khile”. Another such song which is readily coming to mind is this
this post written by me.

There are more such wonderful songs in this genre in Hindi films. While looking for a Mohammed Rafi song for the 15KSMC, I found this song, which is sort of storytelling and kids entertainment song. It’s a pure Solo song from the 50’s written by Rajendra Krishan and composed by C. Ramchandra for the film Insaaniyat(1955).

One more feature of this song is that it has Agha(senior) singing it for the benefit of kids watching describing the antics by a monkey. From the page containing Anniversay dates I find that the veteran character and comic actor Aghajan Baig was born on 21st March 1914 at Pune and died on 30/04/1992 also in Pune. So this year on 30/04/2019, it is Agha’s 27th death anniversary. There are many songs which Agha has been seen singing on screen. He had at least two solo Rafi songs in this film “ Insaaniyat” alone. So by this yardstick there are a few more songs picturized on him may still remain to be posted. One more song which is Agha is singing on screen is this one .
One more poignant Rafi solo highlighting the plight of the deprived and under preliviged. Another significant song on him is this this song .

Last week a younger work-mate and a friend, who is maybe born in the 80’s described a person (who looks like Agha actually) as ‘Shakaal’. I tried to explain that he is actually very similar to Agha looks-wise, but she did not know who was Agha. Even saying that he was a comic character actor from black & white movies and Jalal Agha’s father failed to ring a bell. So there came this memory from long back, of a TV ad featuring Agha. This was the advert for ‘Brittania Coconut Cookies”. Here Agha is seen wearing a sherwani walking down a garden of coconut trees swinging his walking stick. One coconut falls down, hits him on the head before hitting the ground . Agha picks up the coconut, which is broken and opens into two pieces of the shell with the biscuits inside. The catch phrase of the add was “ab brittania ne nariyal ko kurmurana sikhaya’. Of course Agha is seen eating the biscuit and enjoying it. I tried to find if the that ad clip is available on the net, but could not find it.

Anyway, this song was there with lyrics written down and a look at the Anniversary page made the writing of this post a must.

Clearly Mohammed Rafi sahab’s is enjoying singing this song. A cheerful and peppy no. I heard this only today that the thespian had said to someone ‘that “Mohammad Rafi” is the name given to him by his parents and he prefers to be called Mohammed Rafi instead of Rafi Sahab’.

Actually when I had stumbled upon this blog and thought of looking at the stats page, the first name I tried to find is Mohammed Rafi. No one can imagine my shock when the name was not there in the M list of singers. Thankfully I thought to look under R also as I was on the page and looking in the correct list of singers.

Some may say “ what is there in a name ?”, so I am certainly not in a position to insist that the blog also call him by his given full name.

So this is song No. 10 of the series, which will continue at least till 31st July.


Song-Raja beta bada ho ke jaayega school (Insaaniyat)(1955) Singer-Mohammed Rafi, Lyrics-Rajendra Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Raja beta badaa ho ke
Jaayegaa school
O Raja beta badaa ho ke
Jaayegaa school
Beta jaayegaa school
karegaa padhaayi ya likhaayi
Mein na bhool
Haan likhaayi mein na bhool

Ye baat rahe yaad
Banegaa ustaad
Waah re ustaad beta
Waah waah re ustaad

Baitthe baitthe ladkon pe
Ra’ub jamaayegaa

Hogaa jo shareer
Uss ke baint lagaayegaa
Ji baint lagaayegaa
Ji baint lagaayegaa
Phir karegaa raja shaadi
Khush hongi Amma daadi
Dulhan hogi tez mizaaj
Karegi iss par poora raaj
Chulha phunkwaayegi
Roti bhi pakwaayegi
Bachcha bhi khilwaayegi
Han haan
Sab kuchh karwaayegi
Samjhe naa

Masaala piswaayegi
Arey o lala
Ragad masaala
De ragdaa
De ragdaa
Mol liyaa thhaa
Kaahe beta
Shaadi ka ye jhagdaa

Dekho dekho
O dekho dekho
Bajaaye shehnaayi
Bajaaye shehnaayi
Hamaare lalnaa
Haan hamaare lalnaa


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Blog Day : 3858 Post No. : 14871

Today’s song is from the musical blockbuster of the 1950s, Suvarna Sundari-58.

There was a love affair going on between the South films and Bombay Film industry during the 50’s decade. Right from film Chandralekha-48, South started pushing into Hindi domain with Remakes and Dubbed southern films. Some films were even made only in Hindi. As the years went by and the southern film market expanded greater than even Bombay, south had no time or need or interest in tapping the Hindi belt anymore.

With the films being made by the South for the Hindi audience, came many southern composers too. Chandralekha-48- had S.Rajeshwar Rao as MD, then came Parthasarthy and kalla (Nishan-49, Mangala-50 and Sansar-51), Sankar Sastry (Mangala, Sansar), C S Ram (Lavangi-50), C R Subbaraman (Ek the Raja-51, Chandi Rani-53), Vishwanathan and R Sudarshana (Ladki-53), S V Venkatraman and T R Ramanathan(Manohar-54), Ram Murthy(Naya Aadmi-56) etc etc.

First Hindi Music Director in a south film Hindi was Bulo C Rani, with C S Ram in film Lavangi-50. The first south Hindi film whose entire music was done by a single Music Director from the Hindi belt was Bahar-51- S D Burman. After this C.Ramchandra, Chitragupta, Madan Mohan, Shankar-jaikishen, N Dutta and others started crowding in south for Hindi films and due to this the influx of south composers for Hindi films almost came to a naught.

Many Hindi composers are known to invade South and make songs in their languages. The first one to do so was C Ramchandra, but then few others like Naushad( for Tamil version of Aan and Mughal E Azam), Salil Chaudhari ( for many Tamil and Malyalam films), Ravi- who became famous in Kerala as Bombay Ravi, for many Malyalam films and few more. However, there was only one south composer who gave music to a Hindi film and made it a Hit Jubilee Musical Blockbuster. He was Adi Narayana Rao and his first Hindi film was Suvarna Sundari-1958. I said First film, because Rao gave music to some more Hindi films later, like Phoolon ki sej-64, Jadoo nagari-72, Gun Fighter Johnny-72, Sati anusuya-74 and Inqilab Zindabad-75. he also gave music to a Dubbed Marathi film ‘ Mahabhakta Tukaram’-60.

His first film was Suvarna Sundari-58 and what Grand music he gave ! The film had 14 songs and from Ghantasala’s ” Laxmi kshir Samudra Raj’ to Sudha Malhotra’s ” Hat jaa re natkhat”, he displayed his originality, creativity and knowledge of Hindustani Raagdari too ! He composed songs in various Raagas like, malkauns, Sohni, Bahar, Jaunpuri, Hameer etc . Songs like ” Mujhe na bula” and ” Kuhu kuhu bole koyaliya” are popular even today and surely can be counted amongst the most memorable of Hindi songs ever.

Born in 1915 in Andhra Pradesh, Rao learnt music from Pt. Sitaram Sastry. He was active on stage for many years. He was an excellent Harmonium player. Surprisingly, he entered film world as a writer and not a musician. Later, he became an assistant to composer Chittur Nagiah from film vande Mataram-1939. His first film as a MD was Vardhini-1946. Along with Folk tunes, Rao used Spanish tunes in his songs. He married actress Anjali Devi,after film Suvarn Sundari in Telugu was released. They started Anjali pictures, a film production company. While he could not get success in Hindi films, after Suvarn Sundari-58, his wife Anjali Devi continued doing roles in Hindi films for many more years. Adi Narayana Rao died on 25-1-1990.

The original Telugu film Suvarn Sundari was made with A.Nageshwar Rao and Anjali Devi in 1957. Tamil version was also made Simultaneously, with Gemini Ganesan and Anjali devi in the lead. Tamil film title was Manaalane Mangaiyi Bakkiyam. The Tamil version was released first. When both Tamil and Telugu films became Hit and Blockbusters, it was planned to dub the Tamil film in Hindi. Lata Mangeshkar was called to Madras to record the songs. When Lata saw the film, she suggested them that instead of dubbing the film, the film may be remade in Hindi. The distributors too opined the same. Therefore the Hindi version was remade with A. Nageshwar Rao and Anjali Devi in the lead. This was the First and the only Hindi film A.Nageshwar Rao made ever in his entire career. The film was shot in Venus Studio, Madras and near Shimsha falls, Mysore. The Hindi film was very successful and celebrated Silver Jubilee in 18 cities.

All the three language versions were directed by Vedantam Raghaviah. He was born to V.Ramiah and Annapoornamma at Kuchipudi village in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, on 8-6-1919. from 5th year onwards, he started learning Kuchipudi dance and became a surprise item in many shows and stage dramas. At the age of 9 years he was married to his Maternal cousin. He entered films as an actor and Choreographer in 1937. But from 1949 he changed over to production and Direction. In next 20 years, he directed 30 Telugu and Tamil films plus 2 Hindi films- Suvarna Sundari-58 and Jadoo Nagari-72. His film Devdas-53 was considered as his Best film. He died at the age of only 52 years on 18-11-1971. He received several awards and honours as a Kuchipudi Dancer.

Out of the 14 songs of Suvarn Sundari-58, only 3 songs are discussed on the Blog. Today’s song is the 4th song. The video shows a song coupled with the naughty activities of comedians, small time Thugs in the film, Agha, Mukri and Radha Kishen. Radha Kishen was a comedian with a peculiar style of talking and speaking in a voice that distinguished him from others. I still remember his funny role in film ‘ New Delhi’-1956.

Radha Kishen (Mehra) was born on 13-6-1915 in Delhi. He was a good writer and wanted a job as a writer in films. V.Shantaram, however, offered him a job as an actor in Prabhat. His first role was that of a villain in film ‘ Padosi ‘-41. It was here that he became very friendly with writer Pt. Mukhram Sharma, who helped him by creating special roles for him in the scripts that he wrote. Radhakishen played the roles of a miser to perfection. He became a regular with P.L.Santoshi in films like Shehnai, Sargam, Apni Chhaya etc.

His biggest role as a comedian which brought him to limelight was in film New Delhi-56. He played important roles in Begunah and Naya Daur also. Changing over to comic villain’s role in Parvarish-58, he was equally effective. In Sadhana-58 he was a crafty neighbour and in Chhoti Behan-59, he was a greedy trader. Being a writer himself, he would get effective and ironic dialogues.

At the height of his career, he became a Producer with Amar Rahen ye pyar-61. Because of kavi Pradeep’s left wing songs, the film was held up by Censors for a long time and when finally it was released, it flopped miserably. Before that itself, due to heavy losses, mounting debts and a failed Love affair, Radhakishen committed suicide by jumping to death from the fourth floor terrace of his building, on 18th March 1960. He died after his film Ek ke baad ek-60 was completed. Its Producer Raj Rishi, who was his close friend,put an obituary message in the film’s credits as ” This picture is respectfully dedicated to the fond memories of my friend and great artiste Radhakishen, who is no more with us “.

Same year in May 1960, the well known Distributor Tarachand Barjatya announced a Trophy in the name of Radhakishen, to be given to the Best Comedian of the Year. This is probably the only Trophy of its type in the film industry.

Here is a comedy song video from the film Suvarna Sundari-58. Enjoy….

Audio

Video

Song-Raam naam japna paraaya maal apna (Suvarna Sundari)(1958) Singer- Rafi, Lyrics- Bharat Vyas, MD- Adi Narayan Rao
Chorus

Lyrics

arre ajgar kare na chaakri
bhai panchhi kare na kaam
o o o
hum kaahe khat-pat karen
o o
o o o
jab sab ke daata raam
arre raam naam
raam naam
raam naam japna
paraaya maal apna
paraaya maal apna
ho o o
raam naam japna re
raam naam japna
paraaya maal apna ho
hoy
raam naam japna re
raam naam japna
paraaya maal apna
ho ho ho
raam naam japna re
raam naam japna
paraaya maal apna ho o

ho o o
o o o
seedhi ungli ghee na nikle
sun re o anjaane
oye
sun re o anjaane

arre seedhi ungli ghee na nikle
sun re o anjaane
oye jiski laathhi bhains usi ki
keh gaye log sayaane
hoy keh gaye log sayaane
ye bol bade anmol
bhai sach kaha
ye bol bade anmol baawre
man ki ghundi khol khol
bhai raam naam
raam naam
raam naam japna
paraaya maal apna
paraaya maal apna ho
o o
raam naam japna re
raam naam japna
paraaya maal apna ho

arre ho
o o o
ikdam tikdam
tikadtikadbam
ikdam tikdam laga ke saari
duniya bas mein kar le
o duniya bas mein kar le
aha
o ikdam tikdam laga ke
saari duniya bas mein kar le
oye jhoothh bol chaahe loot maar kar
apna khazaana bhar le
phataaphat
apna khazaana bhar le

jag dhokhe ki deewaar
beta sach kaha
o jag dhokhe ki deewaar
yaar tu apna mauka maar maar
bhai raam naam
ho raam raam
raam naam japna
paraaya maal apna
paraaya maal apna ho
o o
raam naam japna re
raam nam japna
paraaya maal apna ho
oye
raam naam japna re
raam naam japna
paraaya maal apna ho
o o
raam naam japna re
raam naam japna
paraaya maal apna ho o


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Blog Day : 3857 Post No. : 14870

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Blog ten year challenge (2009-2019)- Song number 5
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Today is 8 february 2019. When I looked back at the movies whose songs were covered in the blog ten years ago on 8 february 2009, I found that seven songs from seven different movies were covered on that day. Six of these movies have been YIPPEED by now. The only movie, which still has a few songs left to be covered in the blog is “Gomti Ke Kinaatre”(1972).

“Gomti Ke Kinaare”(1972) was directed by Sawan Kumar for Mercury Productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Meena Kumari, Mumtaz, Sameer, Rehman, Agha, Helen, Paintal, Asit Sen, Shyama, Chandrima Bhaduri, Tuntun, Daisy Irani, Master Alankar, Randheer, Sultan Mazhar, Manorama, Rajan Haksar, Nasreen, Lalita Kumari, Madhu, Aarti, Kamal, I S Johar etc in it, with special appearances by Jalal Agha and Mukri.

The movie had five songs in it. Three of these songs have been covered in the past.

This song is sung by Manna Dey and Asha Bhonsle. Majrooh Sultanpuri is the lyricist. Music is composed by R D Burman.

The so0ng is picturised on Agha and Helen. It appears to be a fantasy song where Agha has a Jin of Alladin Chirag. The Jin, on the wishes of Agha makes Helen appear to perform a dance. That is my understanding of the picturisation of this song. I request our knowledgeable readers to tell us what is happening in this song.

The movie hade its debut in the blog on this day in 2009 when I was based at Jabalpur. Next song was posted in 2011 when I was based at Nagpur, and the third song was posted in 2017 when I was based at Izatnagar, Bareilly. Now I am covering the fourth song from the movie while I am based at another new place.

The movie has another song left in it. Have no fear. Now that I am aware that only one song is left in this movie, I will cover the song without waiting to get transferred to another place. 🙂

Audio

Video

Song-Arre lag gaya re lag gaya (Gomti Ke Kinaare)(1972) Singers-Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-R D Burman

Lyrics

arre lag gaya re lag gaya
pot pot pot pot pot pot pot pot
pot pot
pot pot
jackpot
jackpot

tarse jisko dil
mere haath lag gaya
pyaar ki race mein
jackpot lag gaya
saare jahaan se kaho o o
dilbar kahin ka bhi ho o o
mahboob mera hai wo
saare jahaan se kaho o o o o
dilbar kahin ka bhi ho
mahboob mera hai wo
tarse jisko dil
mere haath lag gaya
pyaar ki race mein
jackpot lag gaya
ha

ho o o
o o o o
main hoon tumhaare hi dil mein
u u u u
main hoon tumhaari nazar mein
u u u u
chaahe rahoon main kahi bhi ee
har roop mein hoon tumhari
har rang mein hoon tumhaari ee
ya jaaneman ya habibi

tarse jisko dil
lalalala
mere haath lag gaya
lalalalala
pyaar ki race mein
jackpot lag gaya

chalna mera koi dekhe
lalalala
doloon jo angdaayi leke
lalalala
naache ye saara zamaana aa aa
chhalkaaun main dil ke pyaale
jo ik nazar mujh pe daale ae
kar doon main usko deewaana

tarse jisko dil
taratatata
mere haath lag gaya
taratatata
pyaar ki race mein
jackpot lag gaya
ha aa aa


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

Blog Day : 3800 Post No. : 14792

Today’s song is from film ‘Mangala’ (1950). This was a film made by Gemini Films of Madras and directed by its boss SS Vasan. The music was given by a team of Balkrishna Kalla, MD Parthasarathy and E Sankar Sastry. The cast of this film was P Bhanumathi, Ranjan, Agha, David, Badri Pershad, BS Kalla etc.

The film was a remake of the hit Tamil film ‘Mangamma Sapatham’ (1943). After the unprecedented foray of Gemini’s Vasan’s hit film ‘Chandralekha’ (1948) into the All India market, Subramaniam Srini Vasan or simply SS Vasan, became aware of the unlimited scope of the Hindi belt market for south-made Hindi films. Vasan was a writer, editor, producer and director, but above all, he was a business tycoon. He had established the popular Tamil magazine “Anand Vikatan”, and owned Gemini Studios, Gemini Laboratories and Gemini distribution circuits.

He soon decided to take advantage of the success of ‘Chandralekha’ and made another tri-lingual film . In Tamil it was called ‘Apoorva Sahodarargal’, in Telugu, it was ‘Apoorva Sahodaralu’, and in Hindi it was called ‘Nishan’ (1949). This film too was a great success. Encouraged by this, SS Vasan made his 1943 Tamil Hit film ‘Mangamma Sapatham’, into a remake in Hindi with the name ‘Mangala’.

Not by coincidence, but by design, the hero for all these 3 remakes and the originals was Ranjan. (This film was remade in Simhalese as ‘Mathalan’ in 1955, and in Telugu as ‘Mangamma Shapatham’ in 1965, featuring NT Ramarao, later the Chief Minister of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, and Jamuna).

Enthused and inspired with Vasan’s success in the Hindi belt, another giant from the South came forward. AVM’s Tamil film ‘Vazhkai’ (1949) was a big hit in south. AVM made a Telugu version of it with the name ‘Jeevitham’ (1950) followed by a Hindi version ‘Bahaar’ (1951). They introduced Vyjayantimala with this film, in Hindi. The story of the film and the Music by SD Burman made film a big hit in Hindi too. AVM then made Hindi film ‘Ladki’ (1953), with a Tamil and Telugu version. This too became a hit film. However by that time the South market had grown manifolds and there was no need for the south film makers to venture into the Hindi belt to earn money. Thus, there was a slow down in this type of activity. The south now started making Hindi films directly in Madras by calling actors from Bombay. And some films were dubbed too.

Actually, the southern film activity, though as old as Hindi talkie films, is strictly limited to four southern states. It was only the adventurous SS Vasan who ventured into the bastion of Hindi film markets, by promoting his film ‘Chandralekha’. In fact this had encouraged other producers like AVM, Prasad, Vijaya etc. to tap the Hindi belt. While making a multilingual film, the south producers always called the Hindi artistes, be it actors, directors ,composers or singers to come to Madras, but they never went to Bombay. It was only through dubbed or remade films that south actors, composers or actors were exposed to the Hindi arena. Those days anyone from south was a ‘madrasi‘ and likewise anyone from other than south was a North Indian or a Punjabi ! No one from the North bothered to distinguish between Tamil, Telugu, Kannada or Malayalam – films or people. Everything was ‘madrasi‘.

The divide between the north and the south went on widening, which finally resulted in the anti-Hindi agitations of the 60s and 70s in Madras and other southern places. Fortunately, in recent times and with the new generation, thanks to the coalition politics at the centre and states as well as IT centres at Hyderabad and Bangalore, the North-South exchange is much better and each state is identified individually. Thanks also to writers like Chetan Bhagat’s novels. Thanks to Modernization.

In the early times of the film industry, very few educated people used to join here. That is why graduates or postgraduates used to flaunt their degrees with pride – like Moti, BA – the lyricist (though he was actually MA), or Kavi Pradeep’s pseudo name – Miss Kamal BA or even singer Surendra as BA, LLB etc.

A highly qualified person and that too in an unrelated subject joining films was a wonder then. Thus, a young man with an unlikely name for a hero, like RAMNARAYAN VENKATRAMAN SARMA alias actor RANJAN was a novelty. Ranjan was born in Madras on 2-3-1918 in an orthodox Brahmin family. He did his BA with Physics and then completed M Litt in Carnatak music and dance, and became a Research Fellow for Ph.D. He also became the managing editor of ‘NATYAM‘ a magazine for dance, drama and music. In total contrast to his expertise in fine arts, he learnt fencing (sword fighting) after he saw it in the Olympic Games.

He was spotted by a Tamil producer and he made his debut in the film ‘Ashok Kumar’ (1941). After a few films in Tamil and Telugu he got the role of Shashank in the magnum opus film ‘Chandralekha’ in 1948. The drum dance and his fencing were the two main attractions in the film. The final sword fighting is considered the longest ever fencing fight in films till today ! The film was a hit and Ranjan became type cast in action films. Ranjan was a very poor actor, but his fencing skills were marvelous.

In 1949 came ‘Nishaan’, based on the Hollywood film ‘The Corsican Brothers’ – one good and one bad. It was a story of twins. The audience liked a scene from the film which showed that there were marks on one brother’s back if the other one was whipped ! The film, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, was a hit everywhere mainly for its fencing scenes. In ‘Mangala’ opposite Bhanumati, he was the villain and the hero too.

He was invited by New York University for a research fellowship, but Vasan did not leave him, so after ‘Mangala’, as soon as the contract was over, Ranjan came to Bombay.

‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952) saw him with Rehana but as a romantic hero, he was worse than Bharat Bhushan or Pradeep Kumar ! He acted in ‘Sindbad The Sailor’ (1952),  ‘Nishan Danka’ (1952), ‘Kafila’ (1952), ‘Baaghi’ (1953), ‘Shahenshah’ (1953), ‘Baap Beti’ (1954), ‘Baghdad’ (1961), and a host of B and C grade films, many of them dubbed or remakes of southern films. He was known for only fencing. But he never became famous like Stewart Granger in ‘Scaramouche’ for his fencing. In the 1950s he acted in 23 films, in 1960s he did 18 films and in 1970s his tally was 17 films. A total of 58 films in Hindi.

After sword fighting became obsolete he shifted to writing. The story of film ‘Munim ji’ (1955) was written by him. After few years in south he was seen again in ‘Chor Chor’ (1974) and ‘Chaitali’ (1976). ‘Ram Balram’ (1980) was his last film.

He married a Muslim girl and she converted to Hinduism taking the name of Laxmi. Ranjan wrote 12 books on dancing and music. He shifted to USA to live with his son in New Jersey. He passed away 12-9-1983, due to a heart attack. He was so much forgotten that even the news of his death was not published in India.

The composers of ‘Mangala’ was a team of D Parthsarthi, Balkrishna Kalla and E Shanker. This team also gave music to few other films like ‘Sansaar’ (1951), ‘Mr Sampat’ (1952), ‘Bahut Din Huye’ (1954). Balkrishna Kalla with Mohd Shafi gave music to ‘Krishna Kanhaiya’ (1952). Independently he gave music to only one film – ‘Do Dulhe’ (1954). The southern composers gave music only to dubbed films or remakes.

In the original version of ‘Mangala’, which was ‘Mangamma Shapatham’ (1943), the heroine was Vasundhara Devi – mother of Vaijayantimala. In Hindi film ‘Mangala’, the heroine was P Bhanumathi, but the hero was same – Ranjan. There were some Hindi actors like Agha, David and Badriprasad. The composer of today’s song, Balkrishna Kalla also did a small role in this film. When Shamshad Begum sang songs for ‘Chandralekha’, her songs were recorded in Bombay, but for ‘Mangala’, Shamshad went to Madras first time and sang 9 songs out of its 15 songs. In this film the songs and dances of Carmen Miranda were freely copied in the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions.

The late 1940’s was marked in Bollywood with the remake of several super hit movies from south, especially from Tamil. The 1950 hit ‘Mangala’, produced by Gemini Pictures, was one such movie which was originally made in Tamil. SS Vasan was the director of the Hindi version. The newspaper, The Hindu, in its issue of 3-2-2013 has said this, about film ‘Mangala’,

Bhanumathi Ramakrishna was so bowled over by the performance of Vasundhara Devi (mother of yesteryear heroine Vyjayanthimala Bali) in Gemini’s blockbuster 1943 Tamil hit, Mangamma Sabadham , that she wished, if at all the film were to be remade in Telugu, she would act in it. In fact, the Tamil movie was released by Gemini supremo S.S. Vasan at a few centres in Andhra also and was well received there too. A few years later, Vasan decided to remake the movie in Telugu and Hindi under the title Mangala . Impressed by Bhanumathi’s performance in the Tamil film, Rajamukthi , he decided to sign her and approached her husband, Ramakrishna Rao. It was an opportunity she was waiting for and Bhanumathi immediately accepted the offer. She was paid a remuneration of Rs. 1 lakh for both the versions. Ranjan, who did the hero’s role in Mangamma Sabadham , was retained to play the lead role in both Telugu and Hindi versions. Popular editor of the time, Chandru (who had done commendable work as editor for Gemini’s earlier trilingual, Apoorva Sahodarulu) was entrusted with the job of directing the Telugu movie.

Based on a popular folklore, an engrossing narrative was weaved by Gemini’s story department. Mangala (Bhanumathi), the charming daughter of a rich farmer, is very haughty by temperament. When Prince Sugunapal (Ranjan) fails to win her love, he throws a challenge that he would marry her and then imprison her for life, denying her the marital bliss. She counter-challenges him that she would bear a child from him and make the child whip him in his court.

The prince marries her and puts her in a lonely palace. She makes her father (Doraiswamy) dig a tunnel from the palace to her village, sneaks through it to her house and learns dance. Disguised as a gypsy, she entices the Prince, secretly gives birth to a child, and when he grows up (Ranjan – dual role) gets her vow fulfilled through him. Realisation dawns on the Prince and the tale ends on a happy note.

All through it is Mangala’s show and Bhanumathi essayed it brilliantly. If Vasundhara Devi was admired for her nice dances in the Tamil version, Bhanumathi scored through her acting prowess. Ranjan made his presence felt in dual role.

The songs and dance sequences were all hits of that time. Music was composed by Partha Sarathi, Kalla and E Sankar Sastri. Two songs from this film were inspired by the famous Brazilian dancer Carmen Miranda’s classics. The song “Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma Mummy” was based on Carmen Miranda’s “Mama Yo Quiero” and “Ayyi Ayyi Ayyi Ayyi Mari Main To Laaj Se” (today’s song) in which Bhanumathi is dressed like Carmen, was based on “I Yi Yi Yi Yi — I Like You Very Much”  from the film “That Night in Rio ” (1941), sung by Carmen Miranda herself.

Enjoy the dance and song video….

Audio

Video

Song – Ayyi Ayyi Ayyi Ayyi Mari Main To Laaj Se  (Mangala) (1950) Singer – P Bhanumati, Lyrics – Pt Indra, Music – MD Parthasarthy, BK Kalla, E Shankar Shastri

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
taa naa naanaa
ch ch ch ch..ch

ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
taa naa naanaa
ch ch ch ch..ch

ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
taa naa naanaa
ch ch ch ch..ch

ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
taa naa naanaa. . .
ta na na na ra naa naa. . .
ta na na na na naa. . .
ta na na na ra naa naa. . .
ta na na na na naa. . .
ta na na na na naa
ta na na na na naa

taa na na naa raa nanna
naa raa nanna
naa raa nannaa
ta na na na na naa. . .
ch ch ch ch..ch

taa na na naa raa nanna
taa na na naa raa nanna
taa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na na na naa. . .
taa naa naa naa. . .

ayyi ayyi ayyi ayyi mari main to laaj se
sainyyaan dekhe mohey pyaar se
aayi aayi raja torey paas re
piya se milan ki aas re
ayyi ayyi ayyi yaa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .
ayyi ayyi ayyi yaa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .

kaun jaane kaisa jaadu daal ke
chheen liya dil mora haaye
khili khili khili rahe chaandni
chanda sa ye much muskaaye
chhoti si raat
chhoti si baat
dil ki pukaar
sumba limbaa. . .
suno suno pyaare morey saajna
baaje morey dil ka sitar
gori gori chhori main to baalma
puchho reejho reejho hai kyon nikhar
ayyi ayyi ayyi yaa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .
ayyi ayyi ayyi yaa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .

meri chaal nihaar
kaisi thummakdaar
meri kamar nihaar
kaisi lachakdaar
mere nain nihaar
jaise tez kataar
meri nath nihaar
kaisi hai chammakdaar
ye bahaar
ye nikhaar
tum shikaar
main shikaar
phadak phadak
thadak thadak

ayyi ayyi ayyi ayyi mari main to laaj se
haaye ri main to laajon mari
hanh hanh
ayyi ayyi ayyi ayyi mari main to laaj se
saayyaa ji jee
du du de de dor
ka ka ki ki ku ku ke ke kaye kekor
piya se milan ki aas re
chhoti si raat
chhoti si baat
dil ki pukaar
sumba limbaa. . . aa. . .

suno suno pyaare morey saajna
cha cha chu chu chu chu chaye chechor
ka ka ki ki ku ku ke ke kaye kekor
ta tta ta ti tu tu tuteyi tetor
ayyi ayyi ayyi yaa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .
ayyi ayyi ayyi yaa. . .
ahaa haa haa haa. . .
ayyi ayyi ayyi yayyi yayyi yaa. . .

ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
taa naa naanaa

ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na na naa raa nanna
taa naa naanaa

ta ra ra na na naa naa. . .
ta ra ra na na naa. . .
ta ra ra na na naa naa. . .
ta na na naa raa naa
ta na na naa raa naa

ta na na naa raa nanna naa raa nanna naa raa nanna
taa naa naa naa raa. . .
ta na na naa raa nanna
ta na naa raa nanna
ta na na na naa. . .
ta. . na. . na. . naa. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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Blog Day : 3686 Post No. : 14592

“Shaarda”(1957) was produced and directed by L V Prasad for Prasad Productions. It was a Hindi remake of Tamil original original Tamil film ‘Edhir Paradhathu’ (1955). The movie had Meena Kumari, Raj Kapoor, Raj Mehra, Shyama, Gope, Manorama, Om Prakash, Agha etc.in it.

The movie had nine songs in it. Seven songs from the movie have been covered so far.

Here is the eighth song from “Shaarda”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by C Ramchandra and Asha Bhonsle. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

Like most C Ramchandra duets, this song is picturised as a romantic comic side plot song. The song is picturised on Agha and a lady whom I am unable to identify. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identify her.

Audio

Video

Song-Achcha hai mauqa kisne hai roka (Shaarda)(1957) Singers-C Ramchandra, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

achha hai mauqa
kisne hai roka
ho jaaye pyaar zara zara
dekho ji dekho
dena na dhokha
hai aitbaar zara zara

achcha hai mauqa
kisne hai roka
ho jaaye pyaar zara zara
dekho ji dekho
dena na dhokha
hai aitbaar zara zara

dil ka ye bangla
rakha hai khaali
kab se tumhaare liye ae
hum jaante hain
karte ho kya kya
tum bhi hamaare liye ae

dil ka ye bangla
rakha hai khaali
kab se tumhaare liye ae
hum jaante hain
karte ho kya kya
tum bhi hamaare liye

pyaar hai jaaga
jab se hai laaga
nainon ka paad(?) zara zara
dekho ji dekho
dena na dhokha
hai aitbaar zara zara

duniya hai dariya
tum ek lehar ho
main hoon tumhaara kinaara
humne bhi tumko samjha hua hai
jaan se dil se hamaara

jitna tumhe hai
utna humen hai
dil ka bukhaar zara zara
dekho ji dekho
dena na dhokha
hai aitbaar zara zara

pyaar ki baaten
dekho ji ??

kal hi register kar doonga shaadi
duniya jale to jale
??
kal hi register kar doonga shaadi
duniya jale to jale
hai aitbaar zara zara
dekho ji dekho
dena na dhokha
hai aitbaar zara zara
achcha hai mauqa
kisne hai roka
ho jaaye pyaar zara zara
dekho ji dekho
dena na dhokha
hai aitbaar zara zara


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