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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 : 4051 Post No. : 15180

Today’s song is from film Raj Mukut-50.

From the title itself one would know what type of film this could be. In our childhood we were fond of, first listening and then reading stories of Raja-Rani. As we grow older, this liking seems to have ended,but it is not so, in reality. Every adult has a child in him and the love for the Raja Rani stories is hiding behind the facade of other serious life matters of the adult age.

Precisely, this liking was identified by B and C grade action and costume filmmakers and films on Kings, Queens, the evil Vazier or the Army Chief, plus or minus the evil Magician were made. From the point of business, it was wise to make such films, because its Producers never suffered loss, where as failure of an A grade film invariably ruined the producer.

The simple reason was, the production cost, distribution cost, actors’ payments etc were very low and the income was very good. May be that was the reason, that even the big banners also sometimes or the other had made costume films about Kings and Queens etc.

Going by the film title list made by Hamraz ji, I found at least 43 films starting with Raaj – like Raaj Mukut, Raaj Tarang, Raaj Ratan, Raaj Nandini etc etc. There were 32 films having titles starting with Raja, like Raja Gopichand, Raja Harishchandra, Raja Vikram etc etc. Movie titles with Rani prefix were just 11 (Gender Bias ?).

Coming to the story of Raaj Mukut-50, it is no different than hundreds of its ilk. I wonder why are there story shortages in films ? Why do films have similar stories ? In the 40’s decade ,Master Bhagwan used just one story to make 11 action films. In later times, it was Nasir Hussain, who – starting with Tumsa Nahin Dekha-57 – used only one skeleton story for most of his films and what’s more surprising is that his most film were Hits.

While thinking about it, I found that, in 2004, a book called “Why we tell stories”, written by Christopher Booker was published. It is a book having 728 pages to be exact. The book says “There are only 7 (Seven) basic plots in the whole world. They are recycled again and again in Novels, movies, Plays and Operas. These are
1.Overcoming the Monster
2.Rags to riches
3.The quest
4.Voyage and return
5.Rebirth
6.Comedy and
7.Tragedy “.

After this book was published, there was a chaos and criticism started. ‘New York Times’ also jumped in. The author coolly replied to all points and stuck to his statements. If we look at Hindi films, I personally feel that what the author has said is true in our case. Only thing is that our film stories are always a clever mixture of all or some of the above points.

If we take a look at the cast of the film Raaj Mukut-50, we find some heavyweights like Veena, Jairaj, Nimmi, Sapru, Gulab, Janakidas, Baby Tabassum etc. The decade of the 50s started with the decline of old stalwarts of 30s and 40s, because of the rise of new generation of actors, actresses, directors, MDs and almost all departments of film making. Nimmi was a ‘ Black Sheep’ in this cast because she was from the newer generation rising star.May be she did this film to get well entrenched in the film industry. Moreover the banner was good and the other actors were well known too. Director Nanubhai Vakil was an expert veteran in costume and action film direction. The music was given by Gobindram, a respected name in the musical circles.

Baby Tabassum had debuted with film Nargis-46 ( released in 47). Tabassum – real name Kiran Bala Sachdev was born in 1944 in Mumbai to Ayodhyanath Sachdev, an Indian freedom fighter, and Asghari Begum, freedom fighter, journalist and an author. Her father named her Tabassum, keeping her mother’s religious sentiments in mind, while her mother kept her name Kiran Bala, keeping her father’s religious sentiments in mind. Her official name as per pre-marriage documents was Kiran Bala Sachdev.

Tabassum made her film debut as a child actor with Nargis (1947) followed by Mera Suhaag (1947), Manjhdhar (1947) and Bari Behen (1949). Later in Deedar (1951), directed by Nitin Bose, she played the childhood role of Nargis; the hit song Bachpan Ke Din Bhula Na Dena sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum was picturised on her. Also, in the next year, she appeared in another important film Baiju Bawra (1952) directed by Vijay Bhatt, where she appeared in the childhood role of Meena Kumari. After a gap, she reentered films in adult roles, working as a character actress.

She hosted the first talk show of Indian television, Phool Khile Hain Gulshan Gulshan, which ran for 21 years from 1972 to 1993. Produced by Doordarshan Kendra Mumbai, it was based on interviews of film celebrities and became immensely popular. This also led to a career as stage compere. She was also the editor of Grihalaxmi, a Hindi women’s magazine for 15 years and wrote many joke books.

In 1985, she directed, produced and wrote her first film, Tum Par Hum Qurban. In 2006, she returned to television, as an actress in Pyaar Ke Do Naam: Ek Raadha, Ek Shyaam, produced by Rajshri Productions. She became a judge in a reality stand-up comedy show Ladies Special (2009) on Zee TV.

She continued to work as an interviewer for television and is currently doing a TV show on TV Asia USA and Canada titled Abhi Toh Main Jawaan Hoon based on the Golden Era of Hindi Cinema. Currently, she has launched her own channel on YouTube, titled “Tabassum Talkies” which consists of nostalgic talks, interviews of celebrities, shayaris, jokes and more.

She is married to Vijay Govil, elder brother of TV actor Arun Govil. Their son Hoshang Govil had brief career as a lead in three films Tum Par Hum Qurbaan (1985), which was produced and directed by Tabassum in which she introduced Johnny Lever for the first time on screen as a comedian. Kartoot (1987) and Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeah (1996) produced by Zee TV and directed by J Om Prakash (grandfather of Hritik Roshan). In 2009, her granddaughter Khushi (daughter of Hoshang) made her film debut with Hum Phir Mile Na Mile. ( courtesy- Wikipedia).

Tabassum is an actress of a kind who was an All rounder-not in body shape-(that she is in now!), who is the only one having succeeded in 5 different mediums of entertainment. Films,TV,Radio,Print Media and Stage. Here is a small note about her,as it appears on her Facebook page-

“Tabassum ,during her years as child star ,was dubbed by her fans ,the movie -industry and the media as “THE SHIRLY TEMPLE OF INDIA”.

FILMS

She made her debut at the age of two and half years, in 1946, in her first film –Famous Pictures “Nargis’.This film was produced by Baburao Pai ,directed by D.D.Kashyap ….“Nargis” starred the legendary Nargisji herself with Rehman ,Shahnawaz ,Alka ,Achrekar and BABY TABASSUM.

In a short span of about six years Tabassum chalked up a record of child artist roles in more than thirty films ,and she’s working in films even today with a total of more than 100 films to her credit.

TELEVISION

Tabassum was the first to start the movie- oriented T.V. series on Doordarshan (India’s Government owned Television channel) which started on October 2nd, 1972. On October 8th 1972 , she launched her famous series of film-personality interviews. The first person to be interviewed in these series , titled “PHOOL KHILE HAIN GULSHAN GULSHAN” was a veteran music director Naushad.

This programme ran continuously on Doordarshan for 21 years ..

Various cultural organizations ,audiences ,and the media in general even the then INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING MINISTER Mr. V.P.Sathe have dubbed Tabassum as THE T.V. QUEEN OF INDIA .

RADIO

Tabassum started on radio in 1946 with children programmes and did many other programmes regularly on All India Radio.
For 15 years from 1970 to 1985 Tabassum ran a regular radio programme of jokes on the commercial services of Radio Ceylon.The same programme was later switched also to Vividh Bharti where continued for many years. She is still doing programmes regularly on Vividh Bharti.

She was conferred the award of “JOKES QUEEN OF INDIA”.

AUTHORSHIP AND JOURNALISM

Tabassum has been writing Urdu poetry , jokes ,short stories since her childhood which were being regularly published in Urdu and Hindi magazines ,newspapers ,etc.

During her more than sixty four years long career in show business ,Tabassum has also written seven books of Jokes ,Poetry ,and Urdu shayris ,the first of which was published at the age of 17 years when she had just passed her matriculation examination. She did her B.A. in Urdu from Aligarh University.

For the past many years Tabassum has fitted also journalism into her over crowded schedule when she took over as editor of the large circulation of a Woman’s magazine GRIHA LAKSHMI which is published monthly from New Delhi since last 17 years.

STAGE

As Baby Tabassum , Filmland’s original child-star the Shirley Temple of India ,began to appear on stage shows since the tender age of three to four years.Over three decades ago she launched her own stage show unit named “TABASSUM HIT PARADE’.This stage entertainment unit has over the past three decades performed variety entertainment shows all over India and in almost every country of the world from U.S.A.and Canada to the United Kingdom and Europe ,the Middle east and Gulf countries to South-east Asia ,Singapore and the far east in Hong Kong ,China ,Taiwan and Japan.

Now she is busy in promoting a stage programme titled “Tabassum Bhajan Sandhya” in India and abroad as spiritual entertainment.

On May 8th 1995 various well known cultural organizations of India celebrated TABASSUM’S HALF CENTURY IN FILM INDUSTRY AND SHOW BUSINESS AND WAS LARGELY ATTENDED BY FILM AND OWN MEDIA PERSONALITIES INCLUDING THE PRESS. ”

Film Raaj Mukut-50 story was about a Prince who is more interested in doing social service for the poor and down trodden ( and a love affair with the Village Mukhiya’s daughter) than getting crowned legitimately. So he disappears and goes to a village, to do what he always wanted to do, but could not do so far.

He learns that his younger brother, crowned after the deliberate false rumour of the prince- was perpetrating tyranny on kingdom’s people and also arrested his own parents and jailed them. His blood boils and he enters the capital incognito, along with his girlfriend and others. There is a fighting and the younger brother is killed. The King and Queen are released. The prince becomes the King and his girlfriend becomes his Queen. Clap, Clap !

The film had 11 songs. 4 songs are already discussed. Today’s song is the 5th song. It is sung by Shamshad Begum, Amirbai, Rafi and another unknown male voice. Incidentally, Gobind Ram had a special affinity for Shamshad Begum. He gave music to 32 films and composed 302 songs. Out of these, he composed as many as 86 songs in 19 films for Shamshad Begum. I believe, he may be the music director who has most songs for Shamshad Begum- atleast percentage wise (28.4 %).


Song- Dil hai lagane ke liye (Raj Mukut)(1950) Singers- Amirbai Karnataki, Shamshad Begam, Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD- Pt Gobind Ram
Amirbai Karnataki + Shamshad Begam
Rafi + Unknown male voice

Lyrics

dil hai lagaane ke liye
ise laga lo yahin kahin
aji ise laga lo yahin kahin

nahin nahin jee nahin nahin
nahin nahin jee nahin nahin

dil hai lagane ke liye
ise laga lo yahin kahin
aji ise laga lo yahin kahin

nahin nahin jee nahin nahin
nahin nahin jee nahin nahin

chaar dinon ki hai ye jawaani
chaar dinon ka khel
aji chaar dinon ka khel
chaar dinon ki hai ye jawaani
chaar dinon ka khel
khatkhat karti chali jaa rahi
jeewan ki ye rail
suno jee
jeewan ki ye rail
mauj manaa lo phir nahin kehna
haan
mauj manaa lo phir nahin kehna
dil ki baaten dil mein rahin
is dil ko laga lo yahin kahin

nahin nahin jee nahin nahin
nahin nahin jee nahin nahin

dil hai lagaane ke liye
ise laga lo yahin kahin
aji ise laga lo yahin kahin

jaante hain haal hum
majnu dil e barbaad ka
haan aan aan aan
haan aan
jaante hain haal hum
majnu dil e barbaad ka
aur ishq mein anjaam dekho
kya hua farhaad ka

aur ye barbaadi ka rasta hai
is par chalna nahin nahin
hoy ye barbaadi ka rasta hai
is par chalna nahin nahin

is dil ko lagaa lo yahin kahin
nahin nahin jee nahin nahin
nahin nahin jee nahin nahin

dil hai lagaane ke liye
ise laga lo yahin kahin
aji ise laga lo yahin kahin

honthon par hai naam tumhaara
soorat dil mein basi huyi
aeji soorat dil mein basi huyi
honthon par hai naam tumhaara
soorat dil mein basi huyi
tum chaaho na chaaho
ham hain prem jaal mein phansi huyi
ham prem jaal mein phansi huyi
duniya mein badnaam huyi hain
haay
duniya mein badnaam huyi hain
kya kya baaten hamne sahin
is dil ko laga lo yahin kahin

nahin nahin jee nahin nahin
nahin nahin jee nahin nahin

dil hai lagaane ke liye
ise laga lo yahin kahin
aji ise laga lo yahin kahin

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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 : 4040 Post No. : 15165

Today’s song is from film Gulami-45. It was a film made by Shalimar Pictures, Poona. Directed by M.Wadhwani, its music was by S.K.Pal. Songs were written by Bharat Vyas, Josh Malihabadi, Akhtar-ul-iman and Majaj. Film Gulami aka Rape of Burma-45 was not a great film. The cast of the film was Renuka Devi, Masood Pervez, David, Tiwari, Bharat Vyas, H. Prakash, Kathana, Balraj Mehta, Neelam etc etc.

The Heroine Renuka Devi was an extraordinary woman, considering the times in which she was living. Renuka Devi ( Begum Khursheed Mirza) was perhaps one of the most educated, upper class, sophisticated and highly cultured Muslim lady, who ever joined the film industry then. One more striking feature of Renuka Devi was that she was one of the very few actresses, who joined films after their marriage. The other such examples I remember off hand are those of Meenakshi Shirodkar (Bramhachari-38 fame), Shobhana Samarth and actress Neena ( real name Shahida-wife of Mohsin Abdulla, brother of Renuka Devi).

Renuka Devi (4-3-1918 to 8-2-1989) had studied up to Masters degree in English Literature, from Aligarh Muslim University. The only other nearest example I remember off hand is that of actress Vanmala (real name Susheela Devi Pawar), who had done B.A., B.T. and was a Teacher in the college before joining films,at the behest of writer, journalist and Director P.K.Atre.

Back in the Thirties, acting in films was not considered an honourable profession for anybody. And for a married woman from a well-educated and respectable upper-middle class Muslim family, it was forbidden to even think about it. But Khurshid Mirza, the daughter of the founders of the Aligarh Women’s College, the wife of a police officer and already a mother of two, was too free-spirited to be tied down by any social norm. She took the plunge and soon a star named Renuka Devi was born.

In those days,popular actresses used to earn quite a lot. For example, Shobhana Samarth earned 36000 ( about 18 lakhs at today’s rate) rupees every year. Other actresses like Shanta Apte, Naseem Bano, Sardar Akhtar, Madhuri etc got about 30000 or so. This was a time when a Chiffon Saree was for Rs.9 and a brand New Studbaker car was for Rs. 5000 only. Renuka Devi also was interested in earning money. However Renuka Devi did only few films in her career. She worked with Bombay Talkies, New Theatres, Shalimar and such big banners. Her films are Jeevan Prabhat-37, Bhabhi-38, Badi didi-39, Naya Sansar-41, Shri Ramanuja-43, Sahara-43, Samrat Chandragupta-45, and Gulami-45 .

After partition, her family migrated to Pakistan. In Pakistan, though in demand, she refused to do any films. Instead, she decided to devote her time for women’s uplift, education, welfare and social work. She also did some work on Pakistan Radio,and Pakistan TV.

She published 9 instalments of her autobiography in the popular magazine ” Herald ” from August 1982 to April 1983, under the title ” The uprooted sapling”. This was,later on edited and published by her daughter Lubna as a Book, in 2004, titled- ” A woman of substance- the memoirs of Begum Khursheed Mirza “.

In her book she included a chapter of 24 pages ” Renuka Devi-my celluloid identity”, in which she has described many interesting anecdotes. Her detailed description of the times of the 30s and 40s is a lovely chronicle of the history of Bombay film industry.

Renuka Devi died on 8-2-1989 at Lahore after a prolonged illness. ( As her bio has already been given earlier in this Blog by me and Sadanand Kamath ji, I am not repeating it here).

Film Gulami-45 was a film without the regular Heroine of Shalimar pictures-Neena- real name Shahida. She was Mohsin Abdulla’s wife before W.Z.Ahmed lured her in his net. Abdulla was Renuka Devi’s younger brother. it is said that during the shooting of the film in the studio, Neena never ever visited the studio, as she was too embarrassed to face her sister-in-law.

Bharat Vyas (18-12-1918 to 5-7-82) -who wrote the story,songs and even acted in it, was spotted by W. Z.Ahmed and he offered Vyas a lucrative salary which was hard to refuse, to join Shalimar. Vyas was happy to join because, in Shalimar, he had the company of Josh Malihabaqdi,Akhtar-ul-iman, Kishen Chander, Ramanand Sagar and Sagar Nizami-all employed by Shalimar.He started by writing all 12 songs for film Prem Sangeet-43.Then came Mann ki jeet-44 and Prithwiraj Sanyogita-46. His last film here, Meerabai-47, was also the last film of Shalimar. His job was to adapt Meera bhajans in song form.

After Partition,Neena and Ahmed migrated to Pakistan, taking along with them all the prints of their films and Shalimar became an orphan. Vyas went to Madras to work for S S Vasan for his film ‘ Chandralekha’-48. When he came back, he was approached by some ex-workers of Shalimar. They wanted to revive Shalimar by completing the incomplete film ‘ Rangila Rajasthan. Actually, in 1946 itself, Ahmed had entrusted this film’s direction to Bharat Vyas and some shooting was also done. However due to several reasons, this film was stopped and Meerabai was completed.

They wanted like minded ex-employees to work free to produce the film.Bharat Vyas agreed.He not only wrote songs,but also composed few songs, along with MDs S K Pal and B S Kalla. Further he directed film ‘Rangeela Rajasthan’-49.However, despite all efforts, the film flopped and Shalimar closed down for ever.

In film Gulami, Vyas wrote some songs and aslo sang a duet and a solo song, besides acting in it.Bharat Vyas wrote 1247 songs in a85 films. He acted in 3 films- Gulami-45, Prithviraj Sanyogita-46 and Maa-52. He sang 8 songs in 6 films- Prem sangeet-43, Mann ki jeet-44, Gulami-45, Chandralekhs-48, Navrang-59 and Bharat ki santan-80.

A very odd name in the cast can be seen- Balraj Mehta. I am sure,hardly anyone has ever heard his name, but he was a very active person in his life. Born on 22-4-1918 at Lahore, he was the son of Sukh Dayal Mehta – Superintendent in the Commissioner’s office at Lahore. He completed Matriculation from Central Model High School and B.A. from Dayal Singh College of Lahore in 1939.

He was active in Students’ union and held General Secretary’s post of Punjab University Students’ Union, in 35-37. He organised All India Student Federation conference in 36/37. He was a born Leader. He was interested in acting on stage. In 1944, he founded Indian National Theatre (I.N.T.), which is a very famous institution in India now also. He wrote, directed and produced its first stage drama ” Aawaaz’ in 1945.

By now he was married and needed to earn money. He joined film line. He acted first in ‘ Dulla Batti’ in 1939-40. Then came Sajjan-41,Panna-44, Parakh-44, Patharon ka Saudagar-44, Gulami-45 and lastly Pul-47.In the period 1944-45, he also became Secretary of Film Artistes’ Association and served it for a long time. In 1947, he entered Politics. After Independence, he became a journalist. There is no information about him after this.

Though, film Gulami-45 was completed and certified by Censors in 45, it was released somewhere in the mid 46, as per news item found in Film India magazine. Though the magazine did not publish its full review, a short note, as usual, criticised the lead pair’s acting and praised the direction. It had no good words about the music also. Some readers’ comments also criticised the film.

It was pointed out by one reader that the film was a copy of Hollywood film ” Dragon Seed “-1944. The film ,in its advertisement, described it to be a ‘ Thrilling Patriotic story’. The parallel title of the film was ” Rape of Burma”, indicating a love story in Burma with the war background. However,when the film was released in or around May 1946, the War had ended long back and the film had lost its advantage of Topicality. Baburao Patel also ridiculed showing the married and a mother of 2 kids (Renuka Devi) as an 18 year old girl in the movie.

Renuka Devi was not a singer, nor is there any evidence that she received training is Music. Same case was with Bharat Vyas. Still,they sang this duet in a well balanced way. Though the songs of this film ( I have 4 songs of this film with me) are not that well tuned to remain in memory, but they were of average standard. Even otherwise the MD-S.K.Pal ( nephew of Ramchandra Pal,MD with Bombay Talkies), was not famous to have created any memorable song in his career.

So, here is the duet of Bharat Vyas and Renuka Devi.

(Some information in this article is used, with thanks, from the book ” A woman of substance” by Renuka Devi, webly.com, Who’s who in Film Industry-46, issues of Film India for 1945 and 1946 and my own notes.)


Song-Aajaa aajaa aajaa re O Geeta ke Bhagwaan (Ghulaami)(1945) Singers-Bharat Vyas, Renuka Devi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-S K Pal
Both

Lyrics

aaja aaja aaja re
aaja aaja aaja re
aaja aaja aaja re
aaja aaja aaja re
o geeta ke bhagwaan
wo apna vachan nibha ja re
o krishn shiv aajaa aajaa re
aaja aaja aaja re

kab se naina pyaase hain
pal bhar to pyaas bujha jaa
kab se naina pyaase hain
pal bhar to pyaas bujha jaa

ham laakh baar aayen mohan
tu ek baar to aa jaa
ham laakh baar aayen mohan
tu ek baar to aa jaa
aaja aaja aaja re
aaja aaja aaja re

ek baar phir braj mein raas racha ja
bansiwaale
ek baar phir braj mein raas racha ja
bansiwaale

sang tumhaare naachen ham
ban kar gokul ke gwaale
sang tumhaare naachen ham
ban kar gokul ke gwaale

bas ek baar phir braj ki wo
bas ek baar phir braj ki wo
jhaanki dikhla jaa re
?? dikhlaa jaa re
phir usi baansuri ki sundar wo
taan suna jaa re ae ae
seeta ke bhagwaan wo apna
vachan nibha jaa re
o krishn phir aaja aajaa re
aaja aajaa aajaa re

brij baalaayen roti hain
rote hain gokul waale
brij baalaayen roti hain
rote hain gokul waale

jamuna ki lahren roti hain
kyun roothhe bansi waale
bansi waale ham roton ko
kuchh dheer bandhaa jaa re ae
bansi waale ham roton ko
kuchh dheer bandhaa jaa re

hamen ye to samjha jaa re
kya bhool huyi jo bhool gaya
kya bhool huyi jo bhool gaya
ye bhed bataa jaa re
geeta ke bhagwaan ho apna vachan nibha jaa re
o krishn phir aajaa aajaa re
aajaa aajaa aajaa re


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Blog Day : 4028 Post No. : 15142

“Murliwaala”(1951) was directed by Vasant Painter for Madhuvani Chitra, Bombay. This movie had Vijaylaxmi, Shashi Kapoor (sr), Durga Khote, Gulaab, Mahipal, Parshuram, Krishna Kumari, Niranjan Sharma, Vasant rao Pahalwan, Ramesh Sinha etc in it.

There were eight songs in this movie. One song has been covered in the past.

Today (29 july 2019) is the 17th remembrance anniversary of Sudhir Phadke (25 July 1919-29 july 2002). as a tribute to him, here is the second song from “Murliwaala”(1951) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist of this song. Sudhir Phadke is the music director.

The mukhda of this song is similar to that of <a href="“>another Lata song from “Bahut Din Huye”(1959).

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the movie as well as on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Chanda chamka neel gagan mein (Murliwaala)(1951) singer-Lata, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sudhir Phadke

Lyrics

chanda chamka neel gagan mein
chanda chamka neel gagan mein
neel gagan mein
neel gagan mein
chanda chamka neel gagan mein

dekhoon jab ye jhilmil taare
yaad aate jamuna ke kinaare
dekhoon jab ye jhilmil taare
yaad aate jamuna ke kinaare
kaisi bhulaaun khel jo khele
kaisi bhulaaun khel jo khele
tum sang sang madhuban mein aen
chanda chamka neel gagan mein

jaana chaahoon
aa na sakoon main aen
jaana chaahoon
aa na sakoon main
ho jaaye na bhor re
aaah piya mere aaj kisi ne
pankh diye hai marod re
vyaakul man hai
aakul tan hai
vyaakul man hai
aakul tan hai
neer bahe nainan mein aen
chanda chamka neel gagan mein
chanda chamka neel gagan mein


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 : 4022 Post No. : 15134

Today’s song is from film Nakhre-51. It is sung by Devendra Mohan, Shamshad Begum and chorus. This is a foot tapping song, reminding of a Vinod or O P Nayyar song.The tune of this song resembles a more well known song of later period,but I am unable to identify it. This is a second successive song I am discussing, after song from “Hawai Khatola”-46 which also had a similar tune to some other song.

I have come across umpteen number of songs from Hindi films which have similar tunes-in part or the whole song. I am not talking of Parody songs, because Parody songs obviously use a popular tune to make fun of it,with different but funny lyrics. Here the intention is to make a comedy song.

I am talking of those ‘inspired ‘ songs, which are composed intentionally and can be called a copy song. I remember I had written an article ” Ek dil do jaane- Ek tune do gaane “, in March 2013 on a friend’s Blog called Harveypam’s blog. In that article,I had given 20 songs as examples in which tunes were copied from other Hindi songs. Our Raja ji, Ava Suri ji and our regular commentator Partha Chanda ji were regular readers and had put their comments on my article that time. Other readers had put examples of another 50-60 songs which had similar tunes.

This phenomenon of copying can be found in Hindi films since Talkie films started.Initially,the whole song used to be repeated in another film,by other composers. Later on they settled on copying only the tunes,perhaps !

After 1950 onwards, copying a tune became a frequent practice. SD Burman’s song from film ‘ Naujawan’-51 ( Thandi hawaen,lahara ke aayen) was copied 6 more times in different songs in different films. ( the original song itself was ‘inspired’ by ” C’est La Vie” by Charles Boyer from film “Algiers”-1938 ). A well known case is of Madan Mohan copying the tune of Sajjad Husain’s Sangdil-51 song” Ye hawa ye raat ye chaandni”, for his song from ” Aakhri Daon”-58-” tuze kya sunaun main dilruba”. Famous Music Critic Girija Rajendran had openly proved how all songs of film ” Mera naam Joker”-70 were copies from earlier film songs. For example, the Title song “Kehta hai Joker, saara zamana” was copied from ” apni nazar se unki nazar tak” a song from film Hum Log-51.( See, I can write on Poetry side also !!!)

This is a vast subject and a whole book can be written on it. So far only Hindi songs inspired by other Hindi songs has been discussed. If you see songs from Bangla and other languages, then you may have to write 3 books ! Does it mean that there is no originality in Hindi film songs ? No, there ARE original tunes and songs in Hindi films. To conclude this topic,I quote a few lines from the interview of Music Director Nashad, published in Film Fare of 5th August 1955, where he has spoken about inspired songs……

” Although no one says it to my face, I know that there is a section in the film industry who decry my music as “a re-hash of familiar tunes.”
This amounts to a charge of plagiarism.

I have no defense, no apology, to offer, except to say that, if am a plagiarist, I am one unconsciously.
With only seven main notes, six ragas, thirty-six raginis and seventy-two sub-raginis, every “new” musical composition is bound to sound familiar in places.
Try to hum any popular film composition of today and then cast back your mind. Make a careful search for a parallel and you will easily find one in some celebrated songs of yesterday….”

This sounds like an excuse to me. What is to Nashad is same to other MDs too, then how come others are not blamed for plagiarism? Let us leave it at that only.

Film Nakhre-51 was directed by Surya Kumar. Yes, he is the same famous Dance Master/ Choreographer of many hit films of 50s and 60s. Suryakumar and Krishna kumar were brothers. Both were Choreographers. The story of Dance Director brothers Krishna kumar and Surya kumar is very interesting.

Anthony (Tony) Lazarus was born in 1918 and his younger brother Robert Lazarus was born on 14-12-1924. They lost the parents and were raised in an orphanage, from where , the famous film dancer Azurie picked them and trained till they became good dancers. Tony became Krishnakumar and Robert took the name Suryakumar. Krishna Kumar started acting and doing choreography in films of late 40s and early 50s. In every film of Mehboob and Kardar, he was present. Soon he became famous. However, he also developed some enemies. Krishnakumar was murdered by his enemies on 7-7-1951. The culprits were never captured.

It is believed that it was Krishna Kumar, who taught Master Bhagwan his famous Dance steps (later copied by Amitabh Bachhan also), making his film ‘Albela’ a block buster. In one of the famous songs in Albela, you can see Krishnakumar’s photo kept on a table, as a tribute to him.

Robert aka Suryakumar started his film career as asstt. in a sound department in Saigal’s last film,’Parwana’-1947. During this period,yesteryear actress/Dancer Azurie trained him and krishnakumar in Dancing. In those days the term ‘Choreographer was not used. They were simply called ‘Dance masters’ or ‘Dance Directors’.

Actress Azurie had a German father and an Indian mother. She is considered as the pioneer in Film dancing in India. She was so famous in films,that Cuckoo modelled herself on her dancing skills and succeeded. Azurie(1907-1998) trained Suryakumar in dancing.

Suryakumar then assisted madame Simka(a disciple of Uday Shankar),in film “Awaara”-1951,when he first directed Helen who was in the chorus of Dancing girls that time. Suryakumar later directed Helen in 31 films.Their last film together was Bombay 405 Miles-1980. Suryakumar was also very friendly with dancer Edwina. He visited her London home many times, after she settled after marriage in London.

Surya Kumar himself also trained Suryanarayana, Oscar and many others. After 1970, Heroines themselves became dancing girls and the roles of Dance masters reduced considerably. Posh Choreographers came on the scene.

Surya Kumar had a penchant for acting. He would himself appear in most of his dances in films. During our college days, it was our pastime to search for him in Helen dances. Surya kumar acted in 7 films, in small roles – Singar-49, Naya Raasta-53, Shesh Naag-57, Bus Conductor-59, Aankh Michauli-62, Har Har Mahadev-74 and Shravankumar-88. Surya Kumar also directed 4 films – Kamal-49, Nakhre-51, Laadla-54 and Saazish-59.

He then worked as a Production assistant and as an editor too,before retiring. His last days were spent in poverty and he died on 19-8-1987 in Bombay.

Normally, choreographers, cinematographers, editors,arrangers,dress designers,art directors etc (artists behind the curtains) are the most neglected people and no one writes about them,so not is much known also about them. It was very difficult to gather information on Surya kumar.

Let us now listen to today’s song. If any reader can identify similar tune song from other films,kindly inform us in the comments column.

(Information for this post was collated, culled and edited from books- ‘Edwina’ by Surjit Singh ji, Flash back by Isak Mujawar, several Facebook group pages and especially ‘Dances on the footpath’ by Richard S, Minai’s cinema nritya gharana and my notes)


Song- Chal meri chhallo chhamaak chham chham(Nakhre)(1951) Singers- Shamshad Begam, Devendra Mohan, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Hansraj Bahl
Chorus

Lyrics

titi taam titi taam titi taam tam tam
chal meri chhalo chhamaak chham chham
titi taam titi taam tam tam tam
chal meri chhalo chhamak chham
titi taam titi taam titi taam tam tam
chal meri chhalo chhamaak chham chham
manzil apni door hai
kahin nikal na jaaye dum

ek taraf hai saari duniya
ek taraf meri chhalo chhalo chhalo
ek taraf hai saari duniya
ek taraf meri chhalo
moch na aa jaaye kamar mein
dheere dheere challo
chhallo
dheere dheere chhallo

kero maama haaye raama kero mama haaye raama
hatto sainya chhado bainya
tum ko hai meri kasam
titi taam titi taam titi taam tam tam
chal meri chhalo chhamak chham chham
titi taam titi taam tam tam tam
chal meri chhalo chhamak chham

tu hai meri kaakdi aur main tero tarbooz
main tero tarbooz
tu hai mhaari jaatni aur main thaaro rangroot
pahan ke aaya dheela suit
paavon mein lambe lambe boot

abe tu aadmi hai ya bhoot
duniya tumko
duniya tumko
teer kahe talwaar kahe bandook kahe
main kehta hoon atom bomb
bomb bomb bomb

titi taam titi taam titi taam tam tam
chal meri chhalo chhamak chham chham
titi tam titi tam tam tam tam
chal meri chhalo chhamak chham

aankhen teri gol button si
humko laage pyaari
haaye hum ko laage pyaari
naak tumhaari tote jaisi
mudi hui matwaari
aye haaye mudi hui matwaari
duniya tumko
duniya tumko
veer kahe
balwaan kahe pahalwaan kahe
main kahti hoon choohe ki doomm
dum dum dum
titi tam titi tam titi tam tam tam
chal meri chhalo chhamak chham chham
titi tam titi tam tam tam tam
chal meri chhalo chhamak chham
titi tam titi tam titi tam tam tam
chal meri chhalo chhamak chham chham
manzil apni door hai
kahin nikal na jaaye dum
dum dum dum dum


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Blog Day : 4016 Post No. : 15123

“Naag Mohini”(1963) was directed by Shantilal Soni for Dimple Films Bombay. This “pauraaanik” movie had Vijaya Chadhary, Mahipal, Sundar, Rajan Haksar, Bablu, Uma Dutt, Indira Bansal, Rajrani, Sood, Khursheed etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Two of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Naag Mohini”(1963) to appear in the blog. the song is sung by Suman Kalyanpur and Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. It is almost certain though that the song must have been picturised on the lead pair of Vijaya Chaudhary and Mahipal.


Song-Neeli neeli ankhiyon mein doobi doobi jaaun(Naag Mohini)(1963) Singers-Suman Kalyanpur, Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sardar Malik
Both

Lyrics

ho o o
neeli neeli ankhiyon mein doobi doobi jaaun
main doobi doobi jaaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun
kaali kaali zulfon mein khoya khoya jaaun
main khoya khoya jaaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun

gore gore mukhde pe kaali lat latke
ho ho o o
gore gore mukhde pe kaali lat latke
jaise koi naaganiya soyi ho simat ke

piya mori zulfon mein jiya tora atke
ho ho ho
haaye haaye

piya mori zulfon mein jiya tora atke
aisa uljhaaya kaise jaaoge palat ke
aisa uljhaaya kaise jaaoge palat ke
pyaar ka ye bandhan main kaahe ko
chhudaaun
main kaahe ko chhudaaun
tu jo mili swarg mila
kaise thhukraaun
tu jo mili swarg mila
kaise thhukraaun

dekh tera mukhda
rang uda darpan ka

ho o o o
dekh tera mukhda
rang uda darpan ka
toot pada dharti pe
chanda gagan ka

chaand gira charnon mein
pyaasa milan ka
ho ho ho
haaye haaye

chaand gira charnon mein
pyaasa milan ka
kab se deewaana thha
piya ki lagan ka
kab se deewaana thha
piya ki lagan ka
pyaare pyaare sapnon ki duniya sajaaun
main duniya sajaaun
bhaag mere jaagen jo tumsa ratan paaun
bhaag mere jaagen jo tumsa ratan paaun

neeli neeli ankhiyon mein doobi doobi jaaun
main doobi doobi jaaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun
kahaan hai kinaara
kachchu samajh na paaun


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Blog Day : 4015 Post No. : 15122

“Fashion”(1957) was directed by Lekhraj Bhakri for Kuldip Pictures production, Bombay. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Mala Sinha, Chandrashekhar, Manoj Kumar, Jabeen Jaleel,Sunder, Jabeen Jalil, Jagdish Sethi, Kammo, Leela Misra etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Five songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from “Fashion”(1957) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Hemant Kumar and his wife Bela Mukherji. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Hemant Kumar.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of the song. From the sounds of it, the song appears to be a “beggar” song to me, where the citizens of the nation are being called upon to use desi (including marrying Indians) not videshi. Craving for and using videshi items was considered “Fashion” those days, and that was almost considered an anti national act, as can be surmised from the lyrics of this song.


Song-Maati ko lajaana na (Fashion)(1957) Singers-Hemant Kumar, Bela Mukherji, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Hemant Kumar
Both

Lyrics

bade bade toofaanon ke aage
kabhi nahin jo haaraa hai
naari ki taaqat par ab tak
zindaa desh tumhaaraa hai

maati ko lajaanaa naa
is maati ko lajaanaa naa
desh hai mahaan
iski shaan ko mitaanaa naa
maati ko lajaanaa naa
is maati ko lajaanaa naa
desh hai mahaan
is ki shaan ko mitaanaa naa
maati ko lajaanaa naa
is maati ko lajaanaa naa

bikhra hua yahaan Savitri kaa noor hai
Saavitri kaa noor hai
maati mein ramaa hua sitaaji kaa sindoor hai
is maati mein ramaa hua sitaaji kaa sindoor hai
sitaaji kaa sindoor hai
desh ke jawaanon
desh ke jawaanon
o fashion ke deewaanon
thhodi baat puraani maano
apni sej ko paraai naar se kabhi sajaanaa naa
maati ko lajaana naa
is maati ko lajaana na
desh hai mahaan
iski shaan ko mitaana na
maati ko lajaana naa
is maati ko lajaana na

galiyaan paraayi mein kyun khoyaa teraa dhyaan hai
kyun khoyaa teraa dhyaan hai
apni pujaaran kaa tu hi bhagvaan hai
apni pujaaran kaa tu hi bhagvaan hai
tu hi bhagvaan hai
raam hai tu uskaa aa
raam hai tu uskaa
ghanshyaam hai tu uskaa
chaaron dhaam hai tu uskaa
aisi naari ke jigar pe kataari tu chalaanaa naa
maati ko lajaanaa naa
is maati ko lajaanaa naa
desh hai mahaan
is ki shaan ko mitaanaa naa
maati ko lajaanaa naa
is maati ko lajaanaa naa


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Blog Day : 3958 Post No. : 15035

“Jai Ambe”(1957) was produced by Shanti Kumar and D N Shukla and directed by Shanti Kumar for Mahesh Chitra Bombay. This “pauraanik” movie had Sulochana, Manhar desai, Sapru, Ramesh Sinha, Sheela Kashmiri, Niranjan Sharma, Kesri, Indira Bansal, Mridula, Shree Bhagwan, Kanchanmala, Dubey, Shalini, Heera Sawant etc in it with Guest appearances by Jeewan and Rajkumar( of pauraanik movies fame, different from Jaani fame Rajkumar)

The movie had nine songs in it. One song from the movie has been covered in the past.

Here is the second song from “Jai Ambe”(1957) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and Manna Dey, alongwith male and female chorus. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Pt Shivtam.

Only the audio of the song is available. I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Kaali ghataayen aakaash mein jee ghir ghir aayen (Jai Ambe)(1957) Singers-Lata, Manna Dey, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Shivram
Female chorus
Male chorus
Lata + Manna Dey
All chorus
Manna Dey + Male chorus
Lata + Female chorus

Lyrics

dig dig dig dig naiyya chale
purwaiyya chale
chhak chhaiyya chhaiyya ho
haiyya
dig dig dig dig naiyya chale
purwaiyya chale
chhak chhaiyya chhaiyya ho
haiyya
dig dig dig dig naiyya chale
purwaiyya chale
chhak chhaiyya chhaiyya ho
haiyya

ho o o
Kaali ghataayen aakaash mein jee
ghir ghir aayin
ghir ghir aayin
naiyya mori dagmag ho ke dole jee
ho naiyya mori dagmag ho ke dole jee

gori main tere paas hoon to
darr kaahe ka
darr kaahe ka
jhoolo jhoolo
lahron ke
hindole jee
ho
jhoolo jhoolo

lahron ke
hindole jee

dig dig dig dig
naiyya chale re
purwaiyya chale
chhak haiyya haiyya ho
haiyya

gahri nadiya door kinaara
chhod hamen mat jaiyyo re maanjhi
chhod hamen mat jaiyyo re
din bhar lahron sang khel ke
saanjh pade ghar aiyo re maanjhi
saanjh pade ghar aiyo jee
ho o o o
naao puraani gahra paani
peechhe na rah jaiyyo machhariya

peechhe na rah jaiyo jee
aanchal ki patwaar banaa ke
naiyya paar lagaiyyo machhariya

naiyya paar lagaiyyo jee
batiyaan tihaari gori
preet ka ras ghole jee
ras ghole jee
meethhi meethhi baansuriya
si bole jee
ho naiyya mori dagmag ho ke dole jee
dig dig dig dig
naiyya chale re
purwaiyya chale
chhak chhaiya chhaiyya ho
haiyya

ankhiyaan phadke jiyara dhadke
bijli kadke ambar mein
haay
bijli kadke ambar mein
le chal maanjhi haath pakad ke
aag lagi hai samandar mein
hoy aag lagi hai samandar mein
ho o o o o
baahar baahar dekh rahi kya
tanik to jhaanko andar mein

hoy tanik to jhaanko andar mein
devi banke bathhi tu gori
mere man ke mandar mein

hoy mere man ke mandar mein
bachpan ki ye preet hai jee
kabhi toote na
sang chhoote na
nit nit pyaar chadhhe jhakole jee

ho naiyya mori dagmag ho ke dole jee
dig dig dig dig naiyya chale
purwaiyya chale


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Blog Day : 3933 Post No. : 15006

“Roop Sundari”(1964) was directed by Chandrakant for Chitradoot, Bombay. This veshbhoosha pradhaan (euphemism for B grade movie) had Anita Guha, Mahipal, B M Vyas, Sundar, Ratnmala, Bela Bose, Rajrani, V Gopal, Laxmichhaaya etc in it.

The movie had seven songs in it. Five of these songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the sixth song from the movie to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Rafi. Bharat Vyas is the lyricist. Music is composed by Sardar Malik.

Only the audio of the song is available. From the sounds of it, this appears to be a public lament song sung in the background when the leading lady is seen suffering.

I request our knowledgeable readers to throw light on the picturisation of this song.


Song-Nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani (Roop Sundari)(1964) Singer-Rafi, Lyrics-Bharat Vyas, MD-Sardar Malik

Lyrics

nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani
dharti ki beti sab dukh sahti
chup chup rehti
kuchh bhi nahi kehti
naari vyatha ki
katha puraani
katha puraani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani
nayi srrta ki suno nayi kahaani

auron ko tu phool hi baante
khud daaman mein bharti kaante
kaisa ajab hai bhaag tumhaara
amar hai naari tyaag tumhaara
teri anokhi hai kurbaani
teri anokhi hai kurbaani
hai kurbaani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaani

ye samaaj ne zulm hi dhaaye
kya kya tujhpe kalank lagaaye
soya hua bhagwaan na jaaga
raam ne bhi jab tujhko tyaaga
ban ban bhatke dard deewaani
ban ban bhatke dard deewani
dard deewani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kaheani
nayi seeta ki suno nayi kahaeni


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This is the 1300th Post by Sudhir ji.

Blog Day :

3913 Post No. : 14972 Movie Count :

4092

Missing Films of 1960s – 103
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The film that we bring on board today is ‘Sati Sulochana’ from 1969. One more film that is rarely heard about, although the video of this film is available. And once again, lovely songs that have not been explored. The sound of this song seems like it was heard on the radio, but that was a long time back.

The music is by SN Tripathi, who incidentally has also directed this film. The film is produced under the banner of SA Films, Bombay. The star cast includes Prithviraj, Anita Dutt, Prem Nath, Raj Kumar, Bipin Gupta, Kanan Kaushal, Sundar, Ram Singh, and Ram Mohan etc.

The story of Sati Sulochana is part of the history of Ramayan.  Sulochana is the daughter of Sheshnaag, the king of serpents. She is married to Meghnaad, the son of Raavan. Meghnaad is also known as Indrajit, for he had once vanquished Lord Indra and captured many sophisticated weapons from him. In the narrative of Ramayan, Sulochana is described as a brave lady who is very supportive of her husband. Eventually, when her husband is killed in the battle with Lakshman, she makes a decision to immolate herself on his pyre.

This story has been made into films on many occasions. The first one on record is the silent film ‘Sati Sulochana’ in 1921. Then this film was produced in Kannada, in 1934, as the first talkie film in Kannada language. In 1935, a Hindi film was also released by this name, under the production banner of Godavari Cinetone. In 1961, this tale was also told in a Telegu film starring NT Ramarao. And then in 1969, we have this Hindi production again.

Geet Kosh lists 9 songs of this film. Music is from the mind of SN Tripathi. The songs have been written by Bharat Vyas and BD Mishra. This song is from the pen of Bharat Vyas.  The singing voice is that of Suman Kalyanpur. On screen, it appears as if the leading lady and one of two of her friends are lip syncing the same playback singing.

The song is picturized as a group dance song, in which the leading lady is being teased by her friends, asking her who is the one who comes into your dreams. The song is a lively exchange between the lady and her sahelis. On screen, I am not able to identify with certainty, the lady who leads the song. Is she Kanan Kaushal? I request our more knowledgeable readers and friends to please help identify her.

Enjoy this lovely lilting melody, one of those songs that should have been more popular.

 

Song – Kaun Tere Sapnon Mein Aata  (Sati Sulochana) (1969) Singer – Suman Kalyanpur, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – SN Tripathi
Chorus

Lyrics

aaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaa
aaa aaaaaaa
aaaa aaaa aaaaa

kaun tere sapnon mein aata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata
aa ke nainon mein muskaata
bataao na bataao
hum ko ye bataao
jud gaya kis se ye naata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata

hato ri sapne ki na boloon
bhed yeh mann ka na kholoon
jaao ri sakhi jaao
mujhe na yun sataao
khel ye mann ko na bhaata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata

main to soi thi
neend mein khoi thi
chup ke se koi aa gaya
main to soi thi
neend mein khoi thi
chup ke se koi aa gaya
megh varan tha
kanak rang tha
mere jeevan mein samaa gaya
chhup ke kaanon mein kuchh bola
haule se ghunghat pat khola
akhiaan ghabraai
main to sharmaai
aage ab kuchh na kaha jaata
koi tere sapnon mein aata

veer purush tha
kandhe dhanush tha
mukh pe tej samaaya
veer purush tha
kandhe dhanush tha
mukh pe tej samaaya
jaan nahin
pehchaan nahin koi
phir bhi wo mann ko bhaaya
preet meri muskaai hai
pooja meri rang laai hai
chhudaaye se na chhoote
tode to nahin toote
janm janmaantar ka naata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata

kaun tere sapnon mein aata
aa ke nainon mein muskaata
bataao na bataao
hum ko ye bataao
jud gaya kis se ye naata
kaun tere sapnon mein aata

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आss आssssss
आsss आsss आssss
आss आssssss
आsss आsss आssss

कौन तेरे सपनों में आता
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता
आ के नैनों में मुस्काता
बताओ ना बताओ
हम को ये बताओ
जुड़ गया किस से ये नाता
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता

हटो री सपने की ना बोलूँ
भेद ये मन का ना खोलूँ
जाओ री सखी जाओ
मुझे ना यूं सताओ
खेल ये मन को ना भाता’
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता

मैं तो सोई थी
नींद में खोई थी
चुपके से कोई आ गया
मैं तो सोई थी
नींद में खोई थी
चुपके से कोई आ गया
मेघ वरण था
कनक रंग था
मेरे जीवन में समा गया
छुप के कानों में कुछ बोला
हौले से घूँघट पट खोला
अखियाँ घबराईं
मैं तो शरमाई
आगे अब कुछ ना कहा जाता
कोई तेरे सपनों में आता

वीर पुरुष था
कांधे धनुष था
मुख पे तेज समाया
वीर पुरुष था
कांधे धनुष था
मुख पे तेज समाया
जान नहीं
पहचान नहीं कोई
फिर भी वो मन को भाया
प्रीत मेरी मुसकाई है
पूजा मेरी रंग लाई है
छुड़ाए से ना छूटे
तोड़े तो नहीं टूटे
जन्म जन्मांतर का नाता
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता

कौन तेरे सपनों में आता
आ के नैनों में मुस्काता
बताओ ना बताओ
हम को ये बताओ
जुड़ गया किस से ये नाता
कौन तेरे सपनों में आता


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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….


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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