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Blog Day :

4440 Post No. : 15885

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 78
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This day ten years ago viz 13 september 2010 saw six songs getting covered. The fist post appeared at 6:06 AM whereas the sixth and final post of the day appeared at 17:37 AM. Six songs posted within 91 minutes. That is called making short work of the daily blog target ! 🙂

Here are the details of the six songs discussed on 9 september 2010:-

Blog Post number Song Movie Year of release Remarks
2957 Man letaa hai angdaayi Anmol Ghadi 1946 YIPPEED
2958 Haay re insaan ki majbooriyaan Ghoonghat 1960 7 songs covered out of 10
2959 Jhanan jhanjhanaa ke apni paayal Aashiq 1962 YIPPEED
2960 Chale jaanaa zaraa thahro Multiple version song Around the world 1967 YIPPEED
2961 Ba hosho hawaas mein deewaanaa Night in London 1967 YIPPEED
2962 One two three baby yaa yaa yaa Kismat 1968 YIPPEED

As can be seen from the above table, five movies out of six whose songs were covered ten years ago have since been YIPPEED. “Anmol Ghadi”(1946) and “Kismat”(1968) got YIPPEED ten years back on this day viz on 13 september 2010 !

So, that leaves us with “Ghoonghat”(1960) as the sole movie eligible for today’s blog Ten year challenge.

As many as seven songs of “Ghoonghat”(1960) have been covered so far. Here are the details:-

Song Posted On
Laage naa moraa jiyaa 13.05.2009
Mori chham chham baaje paayaliyaa 14.05.2009
Kyaa kyaa nazaaren dikhaatin hai ankhiyaan 06.09.2009
Do nain milye do phool khiley 08.09.2010
Haay re insaan ki majbooriyaan 13.09.2010
Ye zindagi ka mausam aur ye samaa suhaanaa 24.03.2012
Meri pat raakho Giridhaari 8.09.2020

Here is the eighth song from Ghoonghat”(1960) to appear in the blog. This song is a stage dance performance song. It is sung by Asha Bhonsle and it is picturised on Helen and others. No, it is not a cabarat song, rather it is a proper desi dance performance, where Helen lip syncs in not just Hindi but also in Tamil, Bangla and Punjabi, accompanied by the appropriate regional dances as well.

The picturisation shows Helen and others on stage. Dancing legend Gopi Krishna also joins during the Tamil part of the song.

The audience seated in the front row include Pradeep Kumar, Bina Rai, Minu Mumtaz etc.

Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra, who has done a gallant job in attempting to note down the lyrics of all the languages. I request our knowledgeable readers to help suggest corrections in the lyrics wherever applicable.

video link (Full)

audio link part 1

audio link part 2nd

Song-Dil na kahin lagaana zaalim hai ye zamaana (Ghoonghat)(1960) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

dil na kahin lagaana
zaalim hai ye zamanaa
dil na kahin lagaana
zaalim hai ye zamanaa
pyaar koi jo kare duniya kare haa…aa aa aaye
dil na kahin lagaana
zaalim hai ye zamaanaa
pyar koi jo kare duniya kare

haayye
dil na kahin lagaanaa
zaalim hai ye zamaanaa..aaa

raste mein ik din mila mujhe ik dilwaala
raste mein ik din mila mujhe ik dilwaala
kehne laga woh teri ankhiyon ka main hoon matwaala
main ne na jaana
mujhe dekhe hai zamaanaa
main to masti mein gaane lagi
yeroo putti puwwaayye inne chinanney
mmm….tongammillam perumme inne chinanney
yeroo putti puwwaayye inne chinanney
mmm….tungammillam perumme inne chinanney
yeroo putti puwwaayye inne chinanney
(haaan…aaan…aaan…aaannn )
mmm….tungammillam perumme inne chinanney( aaan…aaan…aaan…aaannn )

duniya daraane lagi
baatein banaane lagi
bhaagi rey main to apni jaan bachaa..aaaye/bachaa
dil na kahin lagaana
zaalim hai ye zamaana
pyar koi jo kare duniya kare

haa..aayye
dil na kahin lagaanaa
zaalim hai ye zamanaa

raste mein ek din mila mujhe baanka ik chhailaa
raste mein ek din mila mujhe baanka ik chhailaa
kehne lagaa woh tere saamne to chandaa bhi hai maila
main ne na jaana mujhe dekhe hai zamanaa
main to masti mein gaane lagi
tumee jey aamaar
o go tumee jey aamaar
kaane kaane shudho
ek baar bolo
tumi jey aamaar aar
tumi jey aamaar (shotti go oo ooo o o o)
o go tumi jey amaar (oo oooo oooo ooo)
tumi jey amaar(oo oooo oooo ooo)
o go tumi jey amaar (oo oooo oooo ooo)

duniya daraane lagi
baatein banaane lagi
bhaagi rey main to apni jaan bachaa.. aa aaye
dil na kahin lagaana
zaalim hai ye zamaanaa
pyar koi jo kare duniya kare

haayye haayye ae
dil na kahin lagaanaa
zaalim hai ye zamaanaa

raste mein ik din mila mujhe ik albela
raste mein ik din mila mujhe ik albela
kehne lagaa o beli tere bina dil hai akela
maine na jaanaa mujhe dekhe hai zamaana
main to masti mein gaane lagi
heyye
hadippa hadippa adippaa
balley balley balley balley balley balley ae

oyye kuwen wakirey waaliyaan
main kehniyaan
kar chhatri di chhaaon mein chhaa vikhaawe bainiyaan aan
oyye kunwen wakirey waaliyaan
main kehniyaan
kar chhatri di chhaaon mein chhaa vikhaawe bainiyaan aan

oyye kunwe wakirey waaliyaan aan aan aan
ho o o o hoo o o o ho o oo o o o o
oyye kunwen wakire waaliyaan sunnnn kikraaawein
kikra laayeen bahaar mele mitraa den aen aen aen
oyye kunwen wakire waaliyaan ?? kikraaawein
kikra laayi bahaar mele mitraawein aen aen

oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye oyye
balley balley balley balley balley balley ae ae
oyye oyye oyye oyye
oooooooooo
hadippa hadippa hadippa hadippa hadippa
balley balley balley balley ae ae
o o o o o o o o oo
balley balley
oyye oyye oyye oo oooooo


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Blog Day :

4435 Post No. : 15874

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 73
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On this day ten years ago viz on 8 September 2010, six songs from six movies were covered, as was the norm those days.

Here are the details of the six songs:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Aawaaz de kahaan hai duniyaa meri jawaan hai Anmol Ghadi-1946 All songs covered
Rahiye ab aisi jagah chal kar jahaan koi na ho Mirza Ghalib-1954 All songs covered
Nazren uthaa ke zaraa dekh le Chacha Zindabad-1959 All songs covered
Do nain milye do phool khiley Ghoonghat-1960 06 songs posted
Shokh nazar ki bijliyaan Wo Kaun Thi-1964 All songs covered
Aagre se ghaaghro mangaa de rasiyaa Chor Machaaye Shor-1974 All songs covered

Except one movie, all other five movies, that got represented that day have been YIPPEED by now.

That leaves us with just “Ghoonghat”(1960) as the sole movie eligible for today’s blog Ten year challenge.

As many as six songs of “Ghoonghat”(1960) have been covered so far. Here are the details:-

Song Posted On
Laage naa moraa jiyaa 13.05.2009
Mori chham chham baaje paayaliyaa 14.05.2009
Kyaa kyaa nazaaren dikhaatin hai ankhiyaan 06.09.2009
Do nain milye do phool khiley 08.09.2010
Haay re insaan ki majbooriyaan 13.09.2010
Ye zindagi ka mausam aur ye samaa suhaanaa 24.03.2012

Here is a song from “Ghoonghat”(1960). This song is sung by Lata. Shakeel Badayuni is the lyricist. Music is composed by Ravi.

The song is picturised on Bina Rai who is seen singing this bhajan in front of an idol of Lord Krishn. Though I consider my Hindi knowledge to be quite decent, I am stumped by this word “pat” in the lyrics. I request our nowledgeable readers to tel us the meaning of this word in the lyrics. Is this word in some way a synonym of “laaj” ?

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra and the blog ten year challenge details were sent by Avinash Scrapwala.

audio link:

video link:

Song-Meri pat raakho Giridhaari (Ghoonghat)(1960) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Shakeel Badayuni, MD-Ravi

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

pat raakho o o Giridhaari
pat raakho rey ae ae ae Giridhaari

meri pat raakho giridhaari..ee
meri pat raakho giridhaari
meri pat raakho giridhaari..ee
meri pat raakho giridhaari
main dukhiya sharan tihaari..ee
meri pat raakho giridhaari..ee
meri pat raakho giridhaari

chhod tumhaara
dwaar prabhu main
kiske dwaarey jaaoon..oon..oon
chhod tumhaara
dwaar prabhu main
kiske dwaarey jaaoon..oon
tum bin meraa
kaun sahaara
kiski aas lagaaoon
ye bolo krishn muraari ee
meri pat raakho giridhaari…ee
meri pat raakho giridhaari

dekho meri
beech bhanwar mein
doob rahi hai naiyya
chaaron oar hai ghoar andhera
koi nahin khiwaiyyaan
toofaan uttha hai bhaari ee ee
mujhe shakti do o o o
mujhe shakti do banwaari ee
meri pat raakho giridhaari..eee
meri pat raakho giridhaari
main dukhiya sharan tihaari..ee ee
meri pat raakho giridhaari ee
meri pat raakho giridhaari


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, a fellow enthusaist 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 :

4409 Post No. : 15802

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No.54
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Six songs were posted on 13.08.2010 from six movies viz. ‘Mela-1948’, ‘Kohinoor-1960’, ‘Bandini-1963’,‘Shaheed-1965’, ‘Daadi Maa-1966’, and ‘Aankhon Aankhon Mein-1972’ in chronologically ascending order.

A good variety of popular song, including musical gems were covered on that day.

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gham ka fasaanaa kisko sunaayen Mela-1948 All songs covered
Do sitaaron ka zameen par hai milan aaj ki raat Kohinoor-1960 All songs covered
O panchhi pyaare saanjh sakhaare Bandini-1963 All songs covered
Jogi ham to lut gaye tere pyaar mein Shaheed-1965 All songs covered
Chale aaye re ham to Daadi Maa-1967 03 songs posted
Aankhon aankhon mein baat hone do Aankhon Aankhon Mein-1972 All songs covered

Out of the six movies represented five movies have already been covered with all their songs on the blog and they have attained ‘Yippeeeeee’ status on the blog.

That leaves us with only one movie ‘Daadi Maa-1966’, which is eligible for the blog ten year challenge today.

‘Daadi Maa-1966’ had seven songs and eight sound tracks including the ‘title music track’. All the seven songs were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and music was composed by Roshan. Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor, Puran, Asha Bhonsle, and Mohd Rafi had given their voices to the songs in this movie.

So far, the following three songs from ‘Daadi Maa-1966’ have been covered on the blog;

Song Posted On
Usko nahin dekha hamne kabhi 27.01.2009
Jaataa hoon main mujhe ab naa bulaanaa 10.06.2010
Chale aaye re ham to 13.08.2010

We can see that the above three songs include two well known songs from this movie viz. Usko nahin dekha hamne kabhi and Jaataa hoon main mujhe ab naa bulaanaa. These two songs are the only songs I am familiar with and I associate these songs with the movie. I don’t remember to have listened to other songs of this movie.

Today’s song is a ‘lorie’ songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar and lip-synced on screen by Beena Rai.

Also seen in the picturization of this song is Shashikala.

I remember that the heart touching cute lorie ‘nanhi kali sone chali hawaa dheere aanaa’ sung by Geeta Dutt used to trend on ‘top’ in the list of ‘Top Posts’ visited on the blog from 2012 till 2014.

Let us now listen to today’s ‘lorie’ song written by Majrooh Sultanpuri and composed by Roshan.

Lyrics of this song were sent by Prakashchandra.

Audio

Video

Song-Sooraj soya soye ujaale (Daadi Maa)(1966) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Majrooh Sultanpuri, MD-Roshan

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

sooraj soyaa aa
soye ae ujaaley
mera chaand jaage aa jaa
aa jaa ri aa aa aa
nindiyaa tu aa aa
sooraj soyaa aa
soye ujaaley ae
mera chaand jaage aa jaa
aa jaa ri aa aa aa
nindiyaa tu aa

kaise kahoon kyun dhool milaa re
mere pyaar ka moti
kaise kahoon kyun dhool milaa re
mere pyaar ka moti ee
aayi be-rahem aandhi aisi
door aa padi hai ghar se
ghar ke deep ki jyoti
nindiyaa
mera chaand jaage aajaa
aajaa ri aa aa aa aa aa
nindiyaa tu aa

kyaa jaanoon aakaash hain kitne
gagan mein taaraa kitnaa aa
kyaa jaanoon aakaash hain kitne
gagan mein taaraa kitnaa aa
pagli maamta
bas ye jaane
god mein girey jo aakar
woh taaraa hai apna
nindiyaa
mera chaand jaage aa jaa
aajaa ri aa aa aa aa aa
nindiyaa tu aa

door se nindiya tu kya dekhe
mera bheegtaa mukhdaa
door se nindiya tu kya dekhe
mera bheegtaa mukhdaa
ghaav dekh chhaati ke mere
jod naa sakoon main tan se
apne hi tan ka tukdaa
nindiyaa
mera chaand jaage aa jaa
aajaa ri aa aa aa aa aa
nindiyaa tu aa aa
sooraj soyaa aa
soye ujaaley ae
mera chaand jaage aa jaa
aa jaa ri aa aa aa
nindiyaa tu aa

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Devnagri script lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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सूरज सोया आ
सोए ए उजाले
मेरा चाँद जागे आ जा
आ जा री आ आ आ
निंदिया तू आ आ
सूरज सोया आ
सोए उजाले ए
मेरा चाँद जागे आ जा
आ जा री आ आ आ
निंदिया तू आ

कैसे कहूं क्यों धुल मिला रे
मेरे प्यार का मोती
कैसे कहूं क्यों धुल मिला रे
मेरे प्यार का मोती ई
आई बे-रहम आंधी ऐसी
दूर आ पड़ी घर से
घर के दीप की ज्योति
निंदिया
मेरा चाँद जागे आ जा
आ जा री आ आ आ आ आ
निंदिया तू आ

क्या जानूं आकाश हैं कितने
गगन में तारा कितना आ
क्या जानूं आकाश हैं कितने
गगन में तारा कितना आ
पगली मामता
बस ये जाने
गोद में गिरे जो आकर
वो तारा है अपना
निंदिया
मेरा चाँद जागे आ जा
आ जा री आ आ आ आ आ
निंदिया तू आ

दूर से निंदिया तू क्या देखे
मेरा भीगता मुखड़ा
दूर से निंदिया तू क्या देखे
मेरा भीगता मुखड़ा
घाव देख छाती के मेरे
जोड़ ना सकूं मैं तन से
अपने ही तन का टुकडा
निंदिया
मेरा चाँद जागे आ जा
आ जा री आ आ आ आ आ
निंदिया तू आ आ
सूरज सोया आ
सोए उजाले ए
मेरा चाँद जागे आ जा
आ जा री आ आ आ
निंदिया तू आ …


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

Blog Day : 4057 Post No. : 15189

Mukesh and his co-singers – 5
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We remember Mukesh on his remembrance day today (22 July 1923 – 27 August 1976).

Needless to say, the post had to be special. But, when a singer has almost 80% of songs considered as hits and most of these songs already represented on the blog, what can be more special. Well, a few hitherto songs of Mukesh continue to be discovered with a great deal of exhilaration to his fans and old hfm lovers in general. I assume that the present song will make this post special.

It is well known that Mukesh has nil to very few duets with singers like Noorjahan, Amirbai Karnataki, Jagit Kaur, Khursheed, Parul Ghosh etc. With singers like Hamida Banu, Suraiya, Rajkumari, Surinder Kaur, Sitara Kanpuri etc, the numbers are again quite few. He does have sizable numbers with Lata, Asha, Suman Kalayanpur, Geeta Dutt etc.

A very interesting companion in singing in this discussion will be off course the versatile Shamshad Begum. I had almost taken it for granted that all songs of hers with Mukesh have been covered on the blog. But then one thing led to another and resulted in this post of which I am extremely happy. Not one but two duets have been discovered in the last few weeks. Before I proceed with revealing the songs, it is pertinent to mention the traceability aspects of these duets.

We go back to Sadanand ji posting the Mukesh number for MGR in the comments section. I decided to take up Dhaniram’s collaboration with Mukesh and as usual sent the query to Shri Harish Raghuvanshi ji (of Surat) enquiring if it was the sole song under the composer.

Harish ji did confirm the singularity of the case, but added a priceless info that there is a duet in Shole (1953) in which Mukesh has a duet with Shamshad Begum. He further stated that very few music lovers are aware of this duet. The context being Dhaniram being the other composer apart from Naresh Bhattacharya to have scored music for the film. When I searched for this duet on the internet, I came across a Hemant Kumar solo and his duet with Shamshad Begum. Not losing hope, I was lucky enough to find the full movie on youtube. I first decided to go through the credit titles if I could trace Mukesh.

The film titles are shown on a railway track with very poor background and the moving train literally pushing the titles out of the screen. With great difficulty, I saw all the titles and there appears no mention of any of the playback singers in the film. Here, I would seek more knowledgeable reader’s kind explanation as to why many of the old films never bothered to credit playback singers in the titles. I suppose this trend continued even in the sixties for quite a few films.

The print of the film is extremely poor in both voice and picturization. The saving grace being something is available to run through. In spite the bad print and poor audio what stands out is the impeccable grace and beauty of Bina Rai and the ever energetic and melodious voice of Shamshad Begum. Coming back to the bad print of the film Shole (1953), I decided to run the film arbitrarily at short intervals. Then for one of the duets with a rather long prelude, I could hear sound bites very familiar to me. Yes, it is undoubtedly Mukesh.

I was so excited that I noted the time at which this duet starts and closed the film. I went to the other room in my house where my wife was busy with our daughter in her studies. They had a cursory look at my face and instantly both asked what I was so delighted about. I told them about the discovery and they again became engrossed with the studies knowing very well that this guy has no better work to do. My daughter likes a few songs of Raj Kapoor sung by Mukesh and wife likes a few of his duets and solos, but they are never into these statistics and other aspects of old hfm songs as I am. Anyways, I was back to the same link and juncture and again savored what I was listening for the very first time; an unheard duet of Mukesh. Only the first couple of lines of the mukhda are sung by Mukesh and then Shamshad Begum takes over for the rest of the duet. Its an extremely melodious duet to listen.

Now coming to another strange feature, I found four different versions of this song. The below table is self-explanatory and I have provided links for each of the versions.

Version Singers YouTube link
Film Soundtrack Mukesh, Shamshad Begum https://youtu.be/G8gkPL4qc8o
Hemant Kumar https://youtu.be/mmoh60LfIsc
78 rpm record Hemant Kumar https://youtu.be/OuvVFrcTYuU
Hemant Kumar, Shamshad Begum https://youtu.be/zlzgIDgky7g
Full movie SHOLE (1953) https://youtu.be/W6ubiNUgZuQ

Now, if the film had Mukesh and the 78 rpm version songs had Hemant Kumar, it would have been quite understandable. But, Hemant Kumar having sung the film version of the solo makes the case quite intriguing. Did Mukesh walk out of the film after singing the duet? We may never know. What we do know is that during this period he was working in various departments such as acting, composing, producing etc. and these experiments costing him dearly in terms of getting offers to give playback arguably for the rest of his singing career.

Also, during late forties and early fifties, the void created by the passing away of KL Saigal in early 1947 was yet to be filled. Good friends Mukesh and Talat Mahmood were vying to fill the gap and they both failed. One can now say with much conviction that the void created by KL Saigal will remain till the end of days.

Coming back to the versions, both the film soundtracks have poor audio and the 78 rpm ones have better audio quality. For some reason, I personally feel the duet of the film soundtrack is the best amongst the four if a better copy is available to listen. The momentary pause that Shamshad Begum has in the film soundtrack is more appealing than in the version song. Now one may ask, pause is a pause and how it can be differentiated. Well, crazy music lovers have additional senses to assimilate such nuances in music. Long live such craziness. 🙂

Now we come to the important discussion on the combo of Shamshad Begum and Mukesh. Forget writing in detail about their association, the very mention of the two names together excites me to no end.  Mukesh and Shamshad Begum, two different styles, but when it came to duets the styles glued to form some glorious duets in the annals of HFM. At many places on the net it is mentioned that the singers have altogether 22-24 duets. I am happy to list 29 and here is the carcanet of the jewels.

A cursory glace at the table reveals that they have actively sung most of their 29 duets during a period of only for 4 years of their career. This aspect has much to be pondered about.

S. No Name of song Movie (year) Music Director Lyricist
1 kya jaadu hai tere paas piyaa Chehra (1946) M A Mukhtar I C Kapoor
2 O dil ko hasaane wale Shatranj (1946) Madhav Lal and Baldev Nayak G S Madhup
3 lut gayi laajo beech Chheen Le Aazaadi (1947) Hansraj Behl Pt Indra Chandra
4 Moti chugne gayi re hansi Chheen Le Aazaadi (1947) Hansraj Behl Pt Indra Chandra
5 aagre se odhni manga de Laakhon Mein Ek (1947) Hansraj Behl Pt Indra Chandra
6 raat ko ji haay raat ko ji  Aag (1948) Ram Ganguly Majrooh Sultanpuri
7 kaise bataaun unse Anjuman (1948) Bulo C Rani Majrooh Sultanpuri
8 kabhi dil dil se takraataa  Anokhi Ada (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
9 Bhool gaye kyun deke Anokhi Ada (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
10 Tere naaz uthhane ko jee Grihasthhi (1948) Ghulam Mohammad Shakeel Badayuni
11 aayi saawan ritu aayi Mela (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
12 dharti ko aakaash pukaare Mela (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
13 main bhanwara tu hai phool Mela (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
14 mera dil todne waale Mela (1948) Naushad Shakeel Badayuni
15 O janewale humko bhool na O Jaanewaale (1948) Ali Hussain Moradabadi
16 sajanwaa prem kahaani O Jaanewaale (1948) Ali Hussain Moradabadi
17 ho badi zulmi tamanna hai Dada (1949) Naashad Majrooh Sultanpuri
18 pyaar mein tumne dhokhaa Shabnam (1949) S D Burman Qamar Jalalabadi
19 tu mahal mein rehni waali Shabnam (1949) S D Burman Qamar Jalalabadi
20 tumhaare liye huye badnaam Shabnam (1949) S D Burman Qamar Jalalabadi
21 maine dekhi jag ki reet (Happy and Sad versions) Sunhere Din (1949) Gyan Dutt D N Madhok
22 hamse nain milaana BA paas Aankhen (1950) Madan Mohan Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
23 Jaao sidhaaro hey raadha Aarzoo (1950) Anil Biswas Majrooh Sultanpuri
24 ho kaale kaale baadal Apni Chhaaya (1950) Hanuman Prasad P L Santoshi
25 kehne waale kehte hain Bijli (1950) Khemchand Prakash Bharat Vyas
26 hato hato ji aati hain ham Dilruba (1950) Gyan Dutt S H Bihari
27 mohabbat karne waalon se Hanste Aansoo (1950) Ghulam Mohammad Shewan Rizvi
28 duniya ne chede kahaniyaan Ek Thha Raja (1951) C R Subbaraman Pt Sudarshan
29 Aye dil tu kahin le chal (multiple versions)

 

Shole (1953)

 

Naresh Bhattacharya

 

Kamil Rashid

Before I proceed to write on the above duets please note that song no 23 has SD Batish, 26 has Geeta Roy, Pramodini Desai and 27 has Rafi saab singing along with Mukesh and Shamshad Begum in the respective songs.

It would not be an exaggeration to state that Mukesh and Shamshad were pioneers in playback singing. I know it is more often used for Shamshad’s career, but let us not forget that Mukesh too started giving playback as early as 1944 with ‘Uss Paar’. Why ‘Uss Paar’ and not ‘Moorti’ or ‘Pheli Nazar’? Well, that could take another detailed post. 🙂

In the above list song number 1, 3, 4 and 5 are regular features on Radio Ceylon and are played to this day. 6 was of course the directorial debut of Raj Kapoor, with Ram Ganguly’s haunting scores – the songs of the film remain popular to this day. The next film of RK, as we are well aware, had a change in composers. Shamshad Begum had a cabaret solo in ‘Awara’ and a couple of not so popular songs for SJ thereafter.

10 by one of my favourite composers Ghulam Mohammed is a rare treat to hear. I only wish Mukesh has sung more songs for him.

8, 9 and 11 to 14 need no description and arguably are the best-known duets of the combo; the magician of these two films being none other than the great Naushad.

‘Shabnam’ under SD Burman had 3 duets of the combo with Mukesh giving playback for thespian Dilip Kumar. Needless to say, the songs of this film were a huge rage during those days.

21 under Gyan Dutt is an absolute masterpiece. The debut movie of Madan Mohan had the combo singing a comical duet at 22.

The other songs may not be very well known, but as I have said earlier it is the combination of the singers that make the duets lively and a pleasure to listen.

Quite a few of these duets have been covered by our Sudhir ji in his series on Mukesh wherein he covered the rare and difficult to trace songs at the beginning of Mukesh’s career. Again, as I have written earlier, in spite of the best efforts of Sudhir ji having covered all the songs of Mukesh till 1950, welcome discoveries continue to be uncovered and 2 is such an example. Sudhir ji has shared the audio with me and it will be posted on the blog in the very near future. 🙂

29 and probably the last duet of the combo is covered in this post and I have already written about the many facets of this song. In fact Sudhir ji has sent queries and sought clarifications from his collector friends to understand the existence of the multiple versions of this song in the film.

‘Shole’ (1953) was directed by BR Chopra for Hira Films. The movie had Ashok Kumar, Bina Rai, Purnima, Jeevan, Mohana, Manmohan Krishna, Mirza Musharaf, Romi, Naaz, Uma Dutt etc in it. The movie had two music directors viz Dhaniram and Naresh Bhattacharya. The present song is composed by the latter. The lyrics of this multiple version song are credited to Kamil Rashid.

The lyrics of the Hemant Kumar solo version are slightly different in the 78 rpm vs the soundtrack versions, but giving due credit to Hamant Da, I herewith, for obvious reasons, present the lyrics of only the film soundtrack version of Mukesh and Shamshad Begum

I thank Harish ji for all the help rendered in making this elusive duet of Mukesh appear on the blog. I also thank Sudhir ji and Atul ji for giving me yet another opportunity to present this post.

Lastly, on his remembrance day, I pay humble tributes to Mukesh whose mellifluous voice continues to regale listeners the world over.

Song – Ae Dil Tu Kahin Le Chal  (Shole) (1953) Singer – Mukesh, Shamshad Begum, Lyrics – Kaamil Rashid, MD – Naresh Bhattacharya

Lyrics

ae dil
ae dil
tu kahin
le chal
le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
le chal
le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
le chal
le chal

aa aa aa aa

ye door ki manzil se mujhe
kis ne pukara hai
bhatke hue raahi ko
yeh kis ka ishaara hai
aashaon ke sagar ka
shayaad wo kinara hai
aashaon ke sagar ka
shayaad wo kinara hae
ae dil wahin le chal
wahin le chal
wahin le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
tu kahin le chal
kahin le chal
kahin le chal

jahaan ishq ke hothon par
fariyaad na ho koi
majboor na ho koi
naashad na ho koi
taqdeer ki thokar se
barbaad na ho koi
barbaad na ho koi
ae dil wahin le chal
wahin le chal
wahin le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
tu kahin le chal
kahin le chal
kahin le chal

do dil jo judaa kar de
wo raat na aati ho
hothon pe shikaayat ki
koi baat na aati ho
jahaan gham ki ghata le kar
barsaat na aati ho
barsaat na aati ho
ae dil wahin le chal
wahin le chal
wahin le chal

ae dil tu kahin le chal
tu kahin le chal
kahin le chal
kahin le chal

le chal
le chal
le chal
le chal
le chal

———————————————————
Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
———————————————————

ए दिल
ए दिल
तू कहीं
ले चल
ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
ले चल
ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
ले चल
ले चल

आ आ आ आ

ये दूर की मंज़िल से मुझे
किसने पुकारा है’
भटके हुये राही को
ये किसका इशारा है
आशाओं के सागर का
शायद वो किनारा है
आशाओं के सागर का
शायद वो किनारा है
ए दिल वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
तू कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल

जहां इश्क़ के होठों पर
फरियाद ना हो कोई
मजबूर ना हो कोई
नाशाद ना हो कोई
तक़दीर की ठोकर से
बर्बाद ना हो कोई
बर्बाद ना हो कोई
ए दिल वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
तू कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल

दो दिल को जुदा कर दे
वो रात ना आती हो
होठों पे शिकायत की
कोई बात ना आती हो
जहां ग़म की घटा ले कर
बरसात ना आती हो
बरसात ना आती हो
ए दिल वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल
वहीं ले चल

ए दिल तू कहीं ले चल
तू कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल
कहीं ले चल

ले चल
ले चल
ले चल
ले चल
ले चल


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“Vallah Kya Baat Hai”(1962) was produced and directed by Hari Walia for Nitie Pictures, Bombay. This movie had Shammi Kapoor, Bina Roy, Nishi Kohli, Mumtaz, K.N.Singh, Tuntun, Maruti Rao, Mohan Choti, Abhi Bhattacharya, Anant Apte(Introducing), Raja, Munshi Munaqqa, Nag Paul, Jankidass, Rajen Kapoor, Edwina(dancer), Moolchand, Nazir Kashmiri etc in it.
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“Changez Khan”(1957) was produced by Gulshan Behl and directed by Kedar Kapoor for N C Films. The movie had Prem Nath, Bina Roy, Jeevan, Helen, Ramayan Tiwari, Sheikh Mukhtar, Leela Misra, Johnny Walker, Sunder, Tanvir, Ramesh Thakur, Rajan Kapoor, Jagdish Kanwal, Kamlesh Kumari, Ratan Gaurang, Bihari, Khurshid, Umakant, Akbar Bakshi, Anwar, Chamanlal, Satpal, Sagar etc in it.
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“Durgesh Nandini”(1956) was directed by B Mitra for Filmistan. The movie was based on a Bankim Chandra Chatterji novel of the same name. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Bina Rai, Nigar Sultana, Nalini Jaywant, Jeevan, Ajit, I.S.Johar, D.K.Sapru, Murad, Bipin Gupta, Jankidas, Nayampalli, Sheila Vaz, Manju etc in it.
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Today (6 december 2014) is the fifth death anniversary of Bina Rai (4 June 1931- 6 December 2009). Here is a song from “Durgesh Nandini”(1956) on this occasion. This song is sung by Lata. The song is lip synced by Bina Rai whereaas a group of female dancers are seen performing a dance. Sheila Machandra is one of dancers that can be identified.
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“Samundar” (1957) was produced and directed by Premnath for P N Films production where P N surpise surprise ! stood for Premnath. 🙂 The movie was an all family affair. Premnath, Bina Rai (his wife), Rajendranath (his brother) figured in the movie. Others in the cast were Nishi, Tuntun, Anmol Krishan, Ram Avtar, Ullas, Heeralal, Sundar, Ridkoo, Paul Sharma, Rajan Kapoor, Habeeb, Azeem, Mahesh, Manohar, Niranjan etc.
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“Durgesh Nandini” (1956) was inspired and adopted from Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s famous novel of the same name. The movie was produced by S Mukherji and directed by B Mitra. The movie had Pradeep Kumar, Bina Rai, Nigar Sultana, Nalini Jaywant, Jeevan, Ajit, I.S.Johar, D.K.Sapru, Murad, Bipin Gupta, Jankidas, Nayampalli, Sheila Vaz, Majnu etc in it.
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