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Posts Tagged ‘Agha


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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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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 : 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….


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. 🙂


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….

 


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.


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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Blog Day : 3475 Post No. : 13960

“मैं लेखक हूँ, लेखक”।

The year – 1956. The film – that zany, crazy, fun and pathos filled runaway hit titled ‘Funtoosh’. Remembered today for a fantastic portfolio of songs. And a very sensitive and effective performance by Dev Anand.

The film has a noisy opening inside a mental asylum. Dev Anand, one of the inmates, is being released to the outside world. He knows himself, as do others, only as ‘funtoosh’. Apparently he has endeared everyone in that blessed place, for when he leaves, everyone offers him a gift, piling him and his pockets with trinkets, small tokens, a hat, a pair of sunglasses, garlands, rings and what not. From a world that is upside down compared to the outside, ‘funtoosh’ makes a grand exit on a tricycle, smoking a pipe.

Of course his level of awareness and understanding does not include the fact that the outside world is very much the ‘downside up’ version of the world inside the asylum. With inherent goodness and simplicity of a person sans memories, it does not take long for the world outside and its people, to relieve him of all those gifts. Folks will dearly remember the song “Ae Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa”, that is presented during this sequence of events.

In a matter of a few hours, and about 15 minutes into the film, ‘funtoosh’ is bereft of all his possessions, the gifts that were given to him by his friends from another ‘home’ that he had to leave. Evening is descending, and so is his mood – crestfallen. Dejected and doleful, he is sitting on the steps outside an Irani type restaurant, with a pen in his hand, his last worldly possession other than the clothes on his back. He is contemplating to write a letter to his friends back in the asylum, and he is visibly struggling to put down any words.

A bespectacled young man, carrying a couple of books under his arm, and lighting a cigarette, comes out of the restaurant, and pauses next to ‘funtoosh’, watching him trying to articulate something to write. He notices that ‘funtoosh’ has a postal envelop, but he does not have a piece of paper. He draws out a plain sheet from the notebooks he is carrying, and hands over to ‘funtoosh’.

‘funtoosh’ begins writing – “मेरे प्यारे दोस्तो”, (my dear friends) then pauses for a few seconds, then he draws a large question mark on the paper and signs it with a flourish – ‘funtoosh’. The bespectacled young man asks, “बस?” (that’s all?). ‘funtoosh’ replies – “इतना ही काफी है। ज़िंदगी के दो हिस्से होते हैं, एक सवाल, दूसरा जवाब। मैंने सवाल लिख दिया है, वो जवाब लिखेंगे” (I have written the question, they will write an answer).

Immediately the young man opens his notebook again, and starts to note down this philosophical gem. ‘funtoosh’ asks him why is he noting this down. The young man replies – “काम आएगा। मैं लेखक हूं, लेखक” (it will come handy, I am a writer). ‘funtoosh’ asks him so what does he write. The young man say – stories, about people like you. ‘funtoosh’ asks him whether he will write a story about him – ‘funtoosh’. The young man says – yes, why not. ‘funtoosh’, apparently is so moved by this interest and attention on part of the young man, he caps the pen in his hand, and forces it into the shirt pocket of the young man, saying that if he writes about him, then he should write using this pen.

And with that, it is the last of his worldly possession that ‘funtosh’ gives away to this young man.

The name if this young man does not appear anywhere in the credits, not even as a guest artist. At 22 years of age, this, in all probabilities, is Vijay Anand’s very first screen appearance. Not that his name has not appeared in credits before. Two years earlier, in 1954, when ‘Taxi Driver’, another Navketan hit was released, his name was introduced to the viewing public for the first time, in the role of the story and dialogue writer. But in this film, where he makes his first appearance on screen, his presence is not officially acknowledged anywhere.

Remembering Goldie – Vijay Anand – on the 84th anniversary of his birth today – 22nd January. A multi-faceted artist who has been an actor, producer, director, story and dialogue writer, film editor, and even sound editor.

In a manner of speaking, maybe a personal trait for keeping a low profile. For as we see his career develop, we find him making such cameo appearances in his films, completely unannounced. Folks will recall that Alfred Hitchcock used this device to make a fleeting appearance in his own films, and the viewers started to look forward to his films for, amongst other cinematic interests, to locate where does he make his signature cameo appearance.

Same with Vijay Anand – he also makes cameo appearances in his films. And he made another refinement on top of the Hitchcock-ian style of making a physical appearance. In place of making a physical appearance, he would lend his voice to a bit artist in a stray one-off dialogue, where one would least expect him to be. In the song “Pyaar Ka Raag Suno. . .” (‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’ – 1963), he is one of folks that Dev Anand and Nutan encounter, as they are serenading in the staircase of Qutab Minar. And then, in film ‘Guide’ (1965), his voice is heard midway through the film, as an absolute non-entity is enquiring about Raju Guide from the attendant at the book stall on the Udaipur railway station platform. I had at one time prepared a brief list of such appearances, but I am not able to locate it right at this moment. I will update this para, as soon as I am able to locate it or re-gather that info.

When we talk of great artists and their creations, we generally wonder – why is it that they did not produce more. Yes, some artists are very prolific. But then, we must also realize that most works of art, especially cinema, takes a fair amount of time to complete one creation. Yes, Vijay Anand’s career seems to be less prolific in comparison. It seems to have its stop and start times. In 1954, he is scripting ‘Taxi Driver’. In 1955, his name appears in the star cast of the film ‘Joru Ka Bhai’, a comedy film made by Chetan Anand, his elder brother. In 1956, he is makes a cameo in ‘Funtoosh’. In 1957, he makes his debut appearance in a lead role – as the hero opposite to Shakila in the film ‘Agra Road’. 1957 also sees the release of ‘Nau Do Gyaarah’, his debut directorial venture. Hmmm. . . quite a watershed year for his career, making debut both as a lead actor and a director in the same year.

Then, a gap of couple of years and we see all the three Anand brother appear together in the 1960 social hit film ‘Kaala Bazaar’. Vijay Anand plays the first love interest of Waheeda Rehman, who has gone to France for higher studies, and returns to India during the second half of the film, when an uncertain relationship is developing between Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. And yes, he is also the director of this film.

Next we hear about him in 1963 – as the director of the film ‘Tere Ghar Ke Saamne’. In between, there is  unconfirmed statements that he also was the shadow director of the film ‘Hum Dono’ in 1961.

1964 sees the release of Chetan Anand’s ‘Haqeeqat’ – he makes appearance as one of the soldiers in the army unit that is on the China border, and gets trapped in the winter snow as weather turns belligerent. He is present in the qawwali – “Ho Ke Majboor Mujhe Us Ne Bhulaaya Hoga”.

Come 1965, and we see the zenith of his creative career. Navketan’s ‘Guide’ is released, to a critical acclaim that predicts this film to be the best film Hindi cinema has produced. The prediction stands true today – more than fifty years later. The original author of the story, RK Narayan, was not too happy with the outcome, wherein Dev and Vijay had made some significant modifications to the original storyline. But the outcome of the final product says everything. The film is a grand tour of the human life, of the transformation of a soul from an expert guide, to a conman, to a sinner, and then on to a realization that takes the soul to horizons that are way beyond the mundane existence of this world, this life. The film remains to be seen yet once again, no matter how many times one has seen it. And the one man behind it – Vijay Anand. The performance he extracted from Dev Anand, is a remarkable achievement that even Dev was never able to replicate in his entire career.

And the songs of ‘Guide’ – each one of them deserves to be dealt with in separate individual write ups. The visualization and cinematography of “Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai” can simply not be bettered. The top shot of the lead pair in the rear of truck full of hay, or the low angle tracking shot of Waheeda Rehman’s feet as she is walking on the walls of the fort. Or the superb capture of the sunset ambience in “Tere Mere Sapne Ab Ek Rang Hain” – a song that was completed in an unbelievable 4 shots. When I read this and then went back to review the video of this song again, it is now even a more staggering experience with this knowledge – just 4 shots. And more than just the songs – that have been viewed and viewed and viewed again and again, and written about and discussed and critiqued to no end – I would like to draw the attention of the readers to another musical piece, which keeps to just being short of a full fledged song. The snake dance in the village of snake charmers. The visualization, the settings, the lighting, everything about this piece is just out of this world – and I dare say, this would be probably the best on screen dance performance of Waheeda Rehman.

In 1966, we see his directorial capabilities reach a plane very different from ‘Guide’. The release is ‘Teesri Manzil’ directed by him. An edge-of-the-seat thriller cum comedy film, one sees Vijay’s song picturization capabilities touch even newer heights of perfection. If the songs of ‘Guide’ were about a traditional view of the life of this sub-continent, the songs of ‘Teesri Manzil’ brought in a rock element that had never been presented before as such. And no, I am not going to discuss the song details here – they are so much a favorite of every music lover, that I may just be holding a candle to what everyone already knows and believes in.

1967 – and another brilliant caper is in the making – ‘Jewel Thief’. Another taut thriller, another musical bonanza, and another set of memorable songs picturized so elegantly that it defies description to do justice. Yesterday I had written about the dance song of Jaishree T (from the film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’), with the comment that it was probably the best on screen performance for her. I make a same kind of statement today – the song “Hothon Mein Aisi Baat. . .” has been acknowledged as the best dance performance of Vijayantimala in her entire career.

1968 – and we don’t know what to say about his film this year. He directed the Dev Anand – Asha Parekh starrer ‘Kahin Aur Chal’, produced under a non-descript banner titled JM Productions. The film seems to have sunk without a trace. The stories that emerged later were that this film was produced with the express requirement to show losses, for some tax manipulations. The producers withdrew the film almost as soon as it was released, to claim losses. The sad part is that the film has completely disappeared. It is known that even Dev Anand himself was searching for it. It was not a Navketan production so he had no control over its ownership. Nothing more is noted anywhere about this film, except that its songs are available. This curious situation kind of makes this Vijay Anand directed film as one of the most sought after cinematic assets in the industry.

After another gap of an unlettered 1969, Vijay is back in 1970, with the news of another blockbuster hit of a comic thriller – ‘Johnny Mera Naam’. Coming on the heels of ‘Teesri Manzil’ and ‘Jewel Thief’, this another taut thriller demonstrated Vijay going from strength to strength, and also continuing to refine his uncanny handling of on screen song presentations. The songs of this film are simply stupendous – the picturization of “Pal Bhar Ke Liye. . .” is unimaginably innovative and yes, very sweet – “Pal Bhar Ke Pyaar Pe Nisaar Saara Jeevan. . .”. And then, yes, the handling of a worried Hema Malini being followed by the police in the song “O Mere Raja. . . Waada To Nibhaaya”.

So far, so good. But then it gets even better in 1971. Moving away from the thriller genre, Vijay Anand directs ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ – which maybe barring ‘Guide’, is probably the most sensitive and a most mature handling of a theme of family sentiments, and human failings and triumphs. I was in school when this film was released. And in my haughtiness of the amateur school time discussions about human psychology and social issues, I thought very well of this film, given of course some ‘critical defects’ that I believed I must communicate to the director, if I could. That haughtiness and the thought of those errors is long past. And, as with a handful of some very excellent films, this is one which has a new learning to give every time one views it. I have seen this film every so often again and again, and simply do not get tired of it. The multi- faceted pushes and pulls that are experienced in real life, are so well depicted in this epitome production about human life.

I clearly remember the discussion I had with my school friends after seeing this film. I commented (quite amateurishly I must add) that seeing the last scene gives the feeling as if having a child was the only objective of this film. Over the years, I have not only regretted that statement, but have progressively revised my understanding as to what this film is trying to portray and achieve.

And then, just about this juncture, it seems as if Vijay has lost the luster and the touch. His personal inclinations seem to be distracting him more into his inside world. And the personal relationships that he went into and came out, did not help either. He was drawn towards Osho (Bhagwan Rajneesh). He got married to Loveleen, one of the followers of Osho. The marriage did not last long, and was dissolved. Some time passes and he confounds the world with his next marital alliance. He stirred a controversy of Himalayan proportions by marrying the daughter of his own sister.

As these personal travails haunt him, he continues to create more films but then how do you write about them after having talked about his creations till the 1971. No, I am not demeaning the value in the films that follow ‘Tere Mere Sapne’. A sampler follows – ‘Blackmail’ and ‘Chhupa Rustom’ in 1973, ‘Bullet’ in 1976, ‘Ek Do Teen Char’ and Ram Balram in 1980, ‘Rajput’ in 1982, ‘Hum Rahe Na Hum’ in 1984, and ‘Main Tere Liye’ in 1986. All these are as a director. As an actor anther list to talk about – ‘Double Cross’ and ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ in 1973, ‘Chor Chor’ and ‘Kora Kaagaz’ in 1974, ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ in 1978, and ‘Ghunghroo Ki Awaaz’ in 1981. We continue to see glimmers of his old self – the song ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas. . .” in ‘Blakcmail’, and “Jo Main Hota Ik Toota Taara. . .” in ‘Chhupa Rustom’, are a throwback reminder of his prowess as a song director. His performances in ‘Kora Kaagaz’, ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ and ‘Chor Chor’ are impressive and invite kudos. But with all this even, he seemed to have descended into the valleys. The sparkle that was Vijay – seemed to have been snuffed out.

In 2004 when he passed away, he was preparing to direct another Navketan film for Dev Anand – ‘Jaana Nahin Dil Se Door’. Apparently one (or more songs) were recorded. But it seems that the film was shelved when Vijay passed away. There is no mention of this film on Navketan’s web site.

I feel I have so much to write about this enigma that was Vijay Anand, but I will save that for another post. Coming to the song for today. And yes, by the way, we are Yippeee-ing the film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ with this post. 🙂

Just this film itself evokes such emotions and memories that I wish I had posted all the songs of this film, and written about them. In the post yesterday, I had written about the celebration dance song, and somewhat of the story till that point in the film. Moving forward from there – the humble and grateful Phoolchand (role played by Sapru) gives a personal gift to Dr. Anand for having saved his newborn child’s life. It is a note of one hundred rupees. Mrs. Prasad (role played by Paro, the wife of Dr. Prasad (role played by Mahesh Kaul), the head of the hospital), takes an offense to this, and demands that Anand hands over that gift to her. Anand refuses. He decides to take on another job at another hospital in a village close by, rather than succumb to Mrs. Prasad’s demands for something he, at that point in time, feels very emotionally attached with.

Anand moves to the other hospital. The expected marriage of Nisha and Anand takes place. Nisha is pregnant for the first time. A mishap occurs. While at the market place, she is hit by a car that is recklessly being driven by an inebriated Seth Madhochand (role played by Premnath), the owner of the mining company in the village. Nisha loses the child. The rich Seth prevails over the judicial system, gets acquitted after producing tutored witnesses to establish that the accident was Nisha’s fault. Anand’s world is shattered. He leaves the village and returns to Bombay. In the starting scene of the film, one of his batch mates is pleading with him not to go the village. Now Anand returns to the same friend, who introduces him to others in the profession, and Anand, capable as he is, becomes one of the most sought after doctors in the city.

Affluence follows, no matter that Nisha’s life becomes a depressing bore. But Anand is so busy making money that he even overlooks the personal issues his beloved is going thru. Back in the village, the senior doctor, Dr. Prasad passes away. The hospital is renovated and expanded, and is to be re-inaugurated as a memorial to Dr. Prasad. Jagan (Dr. Jagannath Kothari, role played by Vijay Anand) comes to Bombay, seeking to convince Anand to return to the village hospital. Anand, flying high with the euphoria of financial success, declines the invite. Jagan returns to the village empty handed.

The day of the inauguration arrives. All arrangements are in place. All the village crowd is collected. But the local leader, who has been invited to do the honors at the inauguration ceremony, is late, with no information as to when he may arrive. At this juncture, I introduce Dr. Bhutani (role played by Agha). Bhutani is the village dentist, apparently the only one in the surrounding 20 some villages. And so a person of quite some eminence. Being in-charge of the ceremonies, he is also panicking with the non-arrival of the chief guest. He complains to Jagan, Jagan tells him to improvise. They enter the pandaal, and seat Mrs. Prasad in the chief guest’s chair. And Bhutani breaks into this song. The crowd present joins in, as does Jagan for the third antaraa, later in the song.

The singing voice is that of Manna Dey, which is lip synced both by Jagan and Bhutani on screen.

An important note about the presentation of this song. Originally, in the film, this song is presented as a three antaraa song, two sung by Bhutani, and one by Jagan. As I went back into the online world to search for this song, I am pleasantly surprised to discover a much longer version of this song, which most probably has been taken from the film’s LP. The person who has uploaded this, has put together this entire song as a single video. For the first three antaraas, he has retained the original footage. For the later three antaraas, he has improvised and done an edit / cut / paste to create additional footage from the original footage. So what we see in this clip is three antaraas of the original footage and three additional antaraas of an edited and spliced together footage. The blips are noticeable, but yet the person has done a fair enough job to make is look like a whole single song.

There is enough said, so I will abstain from typing further. Enjoy this song that tells of the ground realities of the social and political woes in our country. Although dated 1971, all the thoughts expressed in this song are still fully representative of what we are going through in current times. The travails are timeless, it seems.

But regardless, enjoy the song. 🙂 And oh yes, a reminder that with this post, ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ is now a part of yippeee-land on our blog. The details of all the songs posted is given below. Close to ten years it took, given that the first song of this film was posted in November of 2008.

 

Hey Mein Ne Kasam Li 227 8-Nov-08
Jaise Radha Ne Mala Japi 559 16-Jan-09
Jeewan Ki Bagiya Mahkegi 571 18-Jan-09
Mera Antar Ek Mandir Hai Tera 7387 22-Jan-13
Ta Thai Tat Thai Ata That Thai Tat 8274 2-Jul-13
Phurr Ud Chala Hawaaon Ke Sang Sang Dil Jaane Kidhar 13870 4-Jan-18
Mera Saajan Phool Kamal Ka, Kali Main Raat Rani Ki 13953 21-Jan-18
Andhi Parja Andha Raja, Takey Ser Bhaaji Takey Ser Khaaja 13960 22-Jan-18

 

Song – Andhi Parja Andha Raja Takey Ser Bhaaji Takey Ser Khaaja  (Tere Mere Sapne) (1971) Singer – Manna Dey, Lyrics – Neeraj, MD – SD Burman
Unidentified Male Voice
Chorus

Lyrics

hey..ey..ey..ey..ey
suno re
suno re
suno re. . . sajjano

andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki
arey andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

desh ko kha gayi netagiri
khet ko kha gaya sookha
khet ko kha gaya sookha
hey..ey desh ko kha gayi netagiri
khet ko kha gaya sookha
khet ko kha gaya sookha
arey dharam ko kha gaye pandit mulla
karam hoi gaya bhoosa
karam hoi gaya bhoosa
hey..ey..ey
kauwwe khaayen. . . hey
kya bhaiya
kauwwe khaayen doodh malaai
hans marey haaye bhookha
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

hey ram raaj ke ghaat pe ab to
reh gaye kewal jhande
oy reh gaye kewal jhande
hey ram raaj ke ghaat pe ab to
reh gaye kewal jhande
reh gaye kewal jhande
arey jhandon ko bhi le kar bhaiya
chalen sadak par. . .
dande
chalen sadak par dande
arey kaun desh ka dhyaan karey..ey..ey
kya baat hai
kaun desh ka dhyaan karey
kyaaa
sab hain kursi ke pandey
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane hatt tere ki

oo oo oo oo
oo oo
oo oo
dar dar maari phire sachchaai
ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
arey ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
ho oo oo
dar dar maari phire sachchaai
ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
ban kar yahaan bhikhaari
are raaj karey mehlon mein baithi
daghabaaj makkaari
daghabaaj makkaari
ey jitney daktar badhe..ey..ey..ey hey
jitney daktar badhe desh mein
utni badhi beemaari
haaye re haaye
utni badhi beemaari
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

arey andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

———————-
stanzas not in film
———————-

dus dus saal jo tax nahin de
woh ban jaaye leader
arey wo ban jaaye leader
aaa aaa
dus dus saal jo tax nahin de
woh ban jaaye leader
wo ban jaaye leader
arey khoon pasina ek karey jo
wo ho jaaye phateechar
wo ho jaaye phateechar
kaun akal ki baat karey..ey..ey..ey
kaun akal ki baat karey
bhai sab par chadha shanichar
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

raat mein tha wo
kyaa
raat mein tha wo leegi bhaiya
subeh bana kangressi
arey subeh bana kangressi
arey raat mein tha wo leegi bhaiya
subeh bana kangressi
subeh bana kangressi
dal badlu ne neeti niyam ki
kar di aisi ki taisi
kar di aisi ki taisi
aey jiski laathi..ee
bhains usi ki
jiski laathi bhains usi ki
kya hai democracy
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane hatt tere ki

hey..ey..ey..ey
hawaa chali pashchim ki aisi
kala hui bedhangi
arey kala hui bedhangi
oo oo oo
hawaa chali pashchim ki aisi
kala hui bedhangi
kala hui bedhangi
arey angreji ka raag alaape
hindi ki saarangi
hindi ki saarangi
azaadi ke baal sanwaare
waah bhaiyaa
azaadi ke baal sanwaare
haaye karze ki kanghi
jamaane dhatt tere ki
jamaane dhatt tere ki

arey andhi parja andha raja
takey ser bhaaji
takey ser khaaja
takey ser janta
takey ser neta
hum to mar gaye haaye
jamaane dhatt tere ki
dhatt tere ki
hatt tere ki
dhatt tere ki
arey hatt tere ki
dhatt tere ki
arey hatt tere ki..ee..ee..ee

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————
हे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
सुनो रे
सुनो रे
सुनो रे ॰ ॰ ॰ सज्जनों

अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
अरे अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

देश को खा गई नेतागीरी
खेत को खा गया सूखा
अरे खेत को खा गया सूखा
हे॰॰ए देश को खा गई नेतागीरी
खेत को खा गया सूखा
खेत को खा गया सूखा
अरे धरम को खा गए पंडित मुल्ला
करम होई गया भूसा
करम होई गया भूसा
हे॰॰
कौव्वे खाएं॰॰॰ हे
क्या भइय्या
कौव्वे खाएं दूध मलाई
हंस मरे हाए भूखा
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

हे राम राज के घाट पे अब तो
रह गए केवल झंडे
ओय रह गए केवल झंडे
हे राम राज के घाट पे अब तो
रह गए केवल झंडे
रह गए केवल झंडे
अरे झंडों को भी ले कर भइय्या
चलें सड़क पर॰॰॰
डंडे
चलें सड़क पर डंडे
अरे कौन देश का ध्यान करे॰॰ए॰॰ए
क्या बात है
कौन देश का ध्यान करे
क्या
सब हैं कुर्सी के पंडे
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने हत्त तेरे की

ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ
ओ ओ
दर दर मारी फिरे सच्चाई
बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
अरे बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
हो॰॰ओ दर दर मारी फिरे सच्चाई
बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
बन कर यहाँ भिखारी
अरे राज करे महलों में बैठी
दग़iबाज मक्कारी
दग़iबाज मक्कारी
ए जितने डक्टर बढ़े॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए हे
जितने डक्टर बढ़े देश में
उतनी बढ़ी बीमारी
हाय रे हाय
उतनी बढ़ी बीमारी
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

अरे अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

———————-
अंतरे जो फिल्म में नहीं हैं
———————-

दस दस साल जो टैक्स नहीं दे
वो बन जाये लीडर
are वो बन जाये लीडर
आ आ
दस दस साल जो टैक्स नहीं दे
वो बन जाये लीडर
वो बन जाये लीडर
अरे खून पसीना एक करे जो
वो हो जाये फटीचर
वो हो जाये फटीचर
कौन अकल की बात करे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
कौन अकल की बात करे भई
सब पर चढ़ा शनीचर
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

रात में था वो
क्या
रात में था वो लीगी भइय्या
सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
अरे सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
अरे रात में था वो लीगी भइय्या
सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
सुबह बना कांग्रेसी
दल बदलू ने नीति नियम की
कर दी ऐसी की तैसी
कर दी ऐसी की तैसी
ए जिसकी लाठी॰॰ई
भैंस उसी की
जिसकी लाठी भैंस उसी की
क्या है डेमो क्रेसी
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने हत्त तेरे की

हे॰॰ए॰॰ए॰॰ए
हवा चली पश्चिम की ऐसी
कला हुई बेढंगी
अरे कला हुई बेढंगी
ओ ओ ओ
हवा चली पश्चिम की ऐसी
कला हुई बेढंगी
कला हुई बेढंगी
अरे अंगरेजी का राग अलापे
हिन्दी की सारंगी
हिन्दी की सारंगी
आज़ादी के बाल सँवारे
वाह  भइय्या
अरे आज़ादी के बाल सँवारे
हाए करजे की कंघी
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
जमाने धत्त तेरे की

अरे अंधी परजा अंधा राजा
टके सेर भाजी
टके सेर खाजा
टके सेर जनता
टके सेर नेता
हम तो मर गए हाए
जमाने धत्त तेरे की
धत्त तेरे की
हत्त तेरे की
धत्त तेरे की
अरे हत्त तेरे की
धत्त तेरे की
अरे हत्त तेरे की॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई॰॰ई


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

Hullo to all in Atuldom

Today we will have a song from the 1957 L.V. Prasad directed Meena Kumari- Raj Kapoor- Shyama starrer ‘Sharada’ – written as ‘Shaarda’ by Atulji in the ‘List-of songs-moviewise’. It is mentioned as ‘Sharada’ in the filmography of Meena Kumari (a rule in English grammar says that proper nouns can be written with any spelling, specially there is no right or wrong spellings as far as Indian words are concerned).
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This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is unique. It is from the film Laadlaa-54.

One would like to know what is so unique about this song. The answer is that this is the only song in Hindi film music history which is sung by the combination of these four great singers. They are Mohd. Rafi, Talat Mehmood, Shamshad Begum and Asha Bhonsle. As far as I know, It was for the first and last time that these four singers came together to sing a song. Mohd. Rafi features in few songs combining four singers, but not these our four singers. I am amazed how composer Vinod thought of this combination in the first place !
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“Abhilaasha”(1968) was directed by Amit Bose for R D Productions. The movie had Meena Kumari, Nanda, Sanjay Khan, Sulochana, Agha, Mohan Choti, Jagdish Raaj, Murad, Rehman, Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Kashinath etc in it.
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This article is written by Sudhir, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Songs to Tickle Your Memory – 27
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मजरूह का गीत हो
चित्रगुप्त संगीत हो
लता की आवाज़ हो
और कुमकुम का नाच हो॰॰॰
           ॰॰॰ तो कैसे आए ना नाग बस में

 

majrooh ka geet ho
chitragupt sangeet ho
lata ki awaaz ho
aur kumkum ka naach ho. . .
      . . .to kaise aaye na naag bas mein

Welcome all.  The blog is compounding its riches, and is coming to another century milestone today – this halt being the 10,500th song.  Congratulations to all friends, readers and contributors.
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