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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.

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Today’s song is from a Marathi film- Dhananjay-66. This is a Hindi song, sung by Chitalkar, under his own baton ! Lyrics are by P L Santoshi. The film was based on a story by Marathi’s renowned Detective Novelist of yesteryear – Baburao Arnalkar.

In the early 50s,when I was about 10-11 years old, I first read a Marathi detective novel written by Baburao Arnalkar. In those days, reading such stuff was a no-no for children, and so I had to read it, sitting in some lonely corner, keeping one eye and one ear for checking if anybody is seeing me. I was simply thrilled by reading this book and then started the marathon reading of detective novels- of course chori chori ! Happily I found some of my friends also doing the same thing and even my elder brother was seen reading these books.

Shortly, this became an open programme and I joined a local book library, catering to such books. Every month such 10 books used to come there and all these books were written by one author- Baburao Arnalkar. We always wondered how can any one man write so many books, so varied and entertaining every month. As the time went by, the author wrote in a magazine, how he was impressed by novels of Edgar Wallace, Berkeley grey, Roderick Graeme, Peter Cheyney, Sax Rohmer and few others. He decided to adapt their stories to Indian environment, culture and customs, so that Marathi readers felt affinity for them. Certain books, however, were just not possible to adapt lest they lost their charm and such books were presented just in a translated form, with same name and places to maintain reality.

Baburao’s main character, on whom he wrote more books was Dhananjay ( he got this name from Bhagwadgeeta) – a private detective with a sharp intelligence, fearlessness, a high degree of common sense and an ability to use logic rightly. This character seemed to be a combination of Perry Mason (Earl Stanley Gardener), Hercule Poirot (Agatha Christie) and Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Connon Doyle).

Baburao also brought into Marathi the dashing ” Normon Conquest ” of author Berkeley Grey as Zunjar (झुंजार) along with his wife Joy (Vijaya) and the faithful assistant Biji (Netaji). Novels of Zunjar were particularly more popular because he was flamboyant, adventurous and of humorous nature with a speciality of getting his commission from every villain,before Police arrested him. He was one who would not hesitate to cross legal boundaries in order to book the villains in the final chapter. Zunjar’s Guru Bhimsen and successor Golandaz also had many books on them.

The other popular character Baburao Arnalkar brought was Roderick Graeme’s famous “Black Shirt”. In Marathi he became Kalapahad(काळापहाड)- a successful Novelist by day and a daring adventurer by night. Baburao brought stories of Peter Cheyney and Ellery Queen. Brett Haliday’s Mike Shane became Jayant in Marathi. Carter Brown’s private detective was Sanjay in Marathi. Additionally he created from Edgar Wallace, Kodand rao- Public Prosecutor (J.G.Reader), Major(Retd.) Sudarshan- a private investigator and C.I.D. Inspector Murar Rao.

Shifting from the usual, Baburao brought Jungle stories of British Settlements in Africa by Edgar Wallace, featuring Commissioner Sanders, Capt.Hamilton and funny but brave Lt.Bones. These were brought in original form having English names and places. Similarly, the “Justmen” series by Edgar Wallace featuring George Manfred, Leon Gonsalves and Raymond Poicort – each having different skill and together punishing secretly the difficult to catch criminal, helping the Police. Baburao was too versatile. he brought stories of Sailors, featuring Capt Daryasarang and his assistant Savlaram. The seafaring criminal stories were an entirely different world for Marathi readers.

Baburao also gets credit for introducing the deadly Dr. Fu Manchu, a character created by Sax Rohmer. Fu Manchu is a Chinese scientist who wants to rule the world. An entire generation born in the 40s was mesmerised by Baburao’s detective novels and feasted on the stories of heroes created by British, American and German authors, in the 1920s and 1930s. These novels re-created the pre-war times and entertained people.

Having read Baburao Arnalkar’s books based on foreign authors, I got and read almost every English book that Baburao had translated. Novels by Edgar Wallace and others are still in my library. I had about 200 selected books-Marathi- of Baburao Arnalkar, which I gifted to my niece recently.

Baburao Arnalkar (real name Chandrakant Sakharam Chavan) was born on 9-6-1906 at Arnala in Vasai. He studied only up to 10th, but earned a proficiency in English, as he was an avid reader of books. In the 1942 Freedom struggle, he was jailed for 18 months. In this jail, he got hands on the books of Edgar Wallace. He was so thrilled that he decided to bring these books in Marathi. He had already written his first detective novel ” Queen of Diamonds” (चौकटची राणी) in 1939.

He started an Optical lenses shop in Bombay for earning a living. His writing started from 1946, but in the period 1952 to 1966, he was very prolific, writing 6 to 10 books a month. On completing 500 books,the then Maharashtra Government felicitated him and awarded Rs. 10000 also. He wrote 1042 detective novels, before he put his pen down due to old age. His name was entered in Guinness Book of World Records in those days.

He received several awards and honours from prestigious institutions. However the so called Classic literature writers never conceded Detective Novels as a respected form of literature. This always remained an entertainment for the middle class society who dreamt of super powered heroes. More than this recognition, he valued the love and affection an entire generation poured on him. He not only gave entertaining books but also sustained and developed the reading habit among the youngsters of those times.

Baburao Arnalkar died peacefully on 5-7-1996 at the ripe age of 90 years. He must have been a contented man. My thanks to him, for being a true entertainer.

Film Dhananjay-66, based on Baburao Arnalkar’s story, was produced by C.Ramchandra. After parting ways with Lata, in the late 50s, C.Ramchandra did not do well in Hindi films. He disappeared slowly. He turned to Marathi films and stage shows around the world. He got married second time to Shantabai and had a son and a daughter from this marriage. Most of his time he stayed in his Poona Bungalow. His son and daughter are leading doctors in USA, and are well settled. I do not know if Shantabai is still alive. C.Ramchandra had produced 2 Marathi films. The other film was Gharkul.

C.Ramchandra played the Hero- Dhananajay’s role in this film. After his first flop film Naganand-1935 ( only 9 people in the first show. There was no second show), this was his second film in the Hero’s role. The film did average business. The cast was Chitalkar, Uma, Arun Sarnaik ( he had acted in 2 Hindi films…Subhadra haran-64 and Lady killer-68), Ashalata, Gulab Mokashi, Jaymala , Shakuntala etc etc.

The film was directed by Raja Thakur. Rajaram Dattatreya Thakur was born in 1923 at Ponda in Goa. He did work as an assistant to Master Vinayak and later Raja Paranjape. Raja Thakur had produced an English film ” Birbal – My brother “-1973. His another film “Mumbaicha Jawai” (मुंबईचा जावई)-1970, was remade in Hindi as ‘Piya ka Ghar’-1971 by Basu Chatterjee.

There were 6 songs in the films. 3 songs were in Hindi. 1 song was in Konkani. This song “Hatat bangdi sonyachi, hi pori konachi ( हातात बांगडी सोन्याची, ही पोरी कोनाची ) became an evergreen song, so popular that even now, it is played in Ganesh utsav, Holi etc. programmes. Only 2 songs were in Marathi, in this Marathi film.

Today’s song has a tune, which Chitalkar seems to have borrowed from his own film Aazad-1955 – “Marna bhi muhabbat mein kisi kaam na aaya”. Enjoy today’s song in Chitalkar’s voice.


Song- Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaraam kahin (Dhananjay)(Marathi)(1966) Singer – Chitalkar, Lyricist – P L Santoshi, Music – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaraam kahin
Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaraam kahin
Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaraam kahin een een een
suniye
main musaafir hoon
meri subah kahin shaam kahin
main musaafir hoon
meri subah kahin shaam kahin
main musaafir hoon
meri subah kahin shaam kahin

o o o
o o o
main chala to chal diya zindagi ka kaarwaan
arre main ruka to ruk gaya zindagi ka kaarwaan
hans ke jisne dekh liya
arre hans ke jisne dekh liya
main usi ka ho gaya
aa aa aa aa
do ghadi bhar ke liye kar liya mukaam wahin
do ghadi bhar ke liye kar liya mukaam wahin
do ghadi bhar ke liye kar liya mukaam wahin

do ghadi bhar ke liye kar liya mukaam wahin een een
Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaraam kahin
Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaraam kahin
main musaafir hoon
meri subah kahin shaam kahin

o o o
o o o o
raat ke hai baad din aur din ke baad raat hai
arre chal rahi isi tarah saari kaaynaat hai
main bhi chala jaa raha
main bhi
main bhi chala jaa raha
gham aur khushi saath liye
ae ae
meri is zindagi mein thaharne ka kaam nahin
meri is zindagi mein thaharne ka kaam nahin
meri is zindagi mein thaharne ka kaam nahin

o meri is zindagi mein thaharne ka kaam nahin
een een een
Na mila hai na milega mujhe aaram kahin
main musaafir hoon
meri subah kahin shaam kahin

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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 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 : 4043 Post No. : 15169

hullo to all in Atuldom

We have all heard “Gore gore, o baanke chhore, kabhi meri gali aaya karo, gori gori, o banke chhori, chaahe roz bulaaya karo”. Now that song from “Samadhi” was filmed on two actresses one of whom –Kuldeep Kaur- was dressed in male attire. That was in 1950. There have been numerous occasions where a lady does a stage song dressed as a man or vice versa. In such cases the man dressed as a lady sings in a female voice –as Amir Khan had done in a song in the 90s. And Kishore Kumar before him in “Dilli Ka Thug” (but that was a genre in itself) But always as a rule we seem to have females who are dressed as males sing in female voice as was the case in the song from “Naya Daur” “Reshmi salwar kurta jaali ka roop saha nahin jaaye nakhrewaali ka”; or the one from “Kismet” “Kajra Mohabbatwala akhiyon mein aisa dala”. We have had one instance (if my knowledge is right) where the male is dressed in both genders and sings in the voice of Asha Bhonsle and Rafi. I am talking of a Mehmood song (in league with the Kishore Kumar song in terms of artist’s caliber. ??). But today I discovered a song which has the actress dressed as both male and female singing in Lata Mangeshkar’s voice. Now this is a first encounter for me. I had seen this song ages ago, that is before my association with ASAD; which means that those days I used to listen and enjoy the songs without bothering about who sang who wrote or whose music! Etc. So, here is my heartfelt thank you to ASAD for making me aware of the songs I listen to ??

The song which I am talking of is from the 1953 romantic comedy “Ladki”. It had Vyjayantimala playing a tomboy, dancer (what else to expect from a movie with her in the cast), a sportswoman etc. She has Anjali Devi for a friend and Kishore Kumar as her male lead. There is Bharat Bhushan for Anjali Devi. This movie was made in Tamil as “Penn” and Telugu as “Sangam”. All three movies had Anjali Devi and Vyjayantimala as the constant factors with Gemini Ganeshan and N.T.Rama Rao (respectively) essaying the role played by Bharat Bhushan in Hindi. Similarly, in the south Indian versions, S. Balachander played the character that Kishore Kumar played in Hindi. The movie was directed by M.V.Raman and produced by AVM. Rajinder Kishan was the lyricist. The music director for this song was C Ramachandra.

We are having this song picturised on a seventeen year old Vyjayantimala on the occasion of her 79th birthday. Happy birthday to Vyjayantimala.

13-8-2019
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On August 2015, I had discovered a song “todke duniya ki deewar” which I had proposed to send to Atulji to celebrate the beautiful Vyjayanthimala’s birthday. The above post was written for that song. I don’t remember if I had sent it. And I am not going to search my outbox to see if I have sent or not. But before I sat to update the post when I checked ‘songs posted list’, I found that the song was posted in April 2018. But anyways my thoughts about that song remain unchanged.

I also saw that there are 15 songs in the movie out which 7 are posted that still means a few more possible Vyjayathimala dance songs are possible. As the saying goes- ‘a lot of water has flown down the river Ganges’ in the interim period. I missed an opportunity to see her live-performance in 2015 when my Peevesie said she could arrange passes, if I say-so, to a show in Bangalore where Vyjayanthimala was scheduled to perform. There are videos on YouTube that show her dance and grace even at 80 in some performance in Chennai. Hats off to the lady for her zeal and devotion to dance even at this age. May it continue in that manner for as long as she wishes.

Today’s song is a stage song sung by Lata Mangeshkar for a song written by Rajinder Krishan and composed by C. Ramchandra. We have our dear birthday girl occupying the stage as Kalidas, Tansen, a rishi who is writing the “vedas”, a Manipuri dancer, and the finale is Bharatnatyam (how could she miss out performing this). In fact the last three minutes of the song is devoted to her dance and it is a feast for the eyes, much like the last part of the “Jewel Thief” dance.

Happy Birthday to Vyjayanthimalaji.

Ed note-This song is followed seamlessly by a Tarana song which deserves to be treated as a separate song and it has been covered as such in the past.


Song-Mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai(Ladki)(1953) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
saare jahaan mein aisa koi ratan nahin hai
saare jahaan mein aisa koi ratan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

iss desh jaisi ganga jamuna kahin na hogi
jamuna kahin na hogi
vedon se khubsoorat Rachna kahin na hogi
Rachna kahin na hogi
duniya mein aisi dharti aisa gagan nahin hai
duniya mein aisi dharti aisa gagan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

yeh raam krishna Gautam
naano guru ki basti
naano guru ki basti
paida yahaan hui thi Gandhi ki nek hasti
Gandhi ki nek hasti
kisi aur desh ki toh aisi khabar nahin hai
kisi aur desh ki toh aisi khabar nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

iss sarzameen pe aaye
gunwaan kaise kaise
gunwaan kaise kaise
kabhi kalidas jaise kabhi tansen jaise
kabhi tansen jaise
mujhe naaz hai watan par
jhoothhi lagan nahin hai
mujhe naaz hai watan par
jhoothi lagan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai
mere watan se achcha koi watan nahin hai

tarana


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 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 :

4031 Post No. : 15152

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2009-19) – Song No. 41
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1st August of 2009, ten years ago. Five songs had been posted that day. As many as 4 movies opened their accounts on the blog that day – the four debut movies being ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ (1952), ‘Sabse Bada Rupaiya’ (1955), ‘Duniya Rang Rangeeli’ (1957) and ’Laakhon Mein Ek’ (1971). The fifth film – ‘Bhabhi’ from 1957 had its 5th song posted that day.

The current status of these five films is that two of them – ‘Bhaabhi’ and ‘Duniya Rang Rangeeli’ have since been yippeee’d. for the remaining 3 films, two songs are pending for each one of them. The following table gives the complete status, as of just prior to this post today. The second last column gives info about the film status as of ten years ago, and the last column gives the status, as of today.

Ruk Jaa Re Piyaa Sabse Bada Rupaiyya 1955 Deb 7 of 9
Tie Lagaa Ke Maana Janaab Ban Gaye Hero Bhaabhi 1957 5th Yippeee’d
Tum Kyaa Jaano Tumhaari Yaad Me Ham Kitna Roye Shin Shinaaki Bubbla Boo 1952 Deb 5 of 7
Sainyaa Kyon Aaye Mujhe Angdaayi Duniya Rang Rangeeli 1957 Deb Yippeee’d
Jogi O Jogi Arre Pyaar Me Kyaa Hogaa Laakhon Mein Ek 1971 Deb 3 of 5

Getting on to Ten-Year Challenge, I looked up the pending songs from the three films that are still awaiting yippeee status, and I have picked this song from the film ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’ of 1952.

This film is produced and directed by PL Santoshi, under his home banner of Santoshi Productions. The main cast of actors is listed as Rehana, Ranjan, Sadhana Bose, Veera, Baby Tabassum, Radha Kishan, Mumtaz Ali, Tiwari, Samson, Indu Pal, Shama Gulnar, Prabhu, Sarosh, Bingu, Goldstein, Mehmood, Senoor (parrot), Titi (cat).

The film has 7 songs which are penned by PL Santoshi and the music is composed by C Ramchandra. In the earlier posts, our dear Arun ji has dealt with the theme of the picture, its main artists and the issue of the film being banned by the govt, inspite of getting a ‘U’ certificate from the Censors. Interested readers may refer to the detailed posts by Arun ji, for the following songs – “Arey Baba. . Ye Hansi Baba. . Ye Khushi Baba. .” and, “Kuchh Chuhalen Hon Kuchh Charche Hon”.

Interesting to note that 1998, a TV serial with title ‘Cincinnati Bublaa Boo’ was telecast by Star Plus, over a period of 25 weeks – yes, ‘Shin Shinaaki’ and ‘Cincinnat’ sound very suspiciously close to each other. Cincinnati is a city in the US, and Shin Shinaaki is the name of the female lead in this fantasy story.

The song is crafted like a bhajan, and has very very philosophical flavor. Actually, the theme of this song is surprisingly quite profound – telling about a thief who lives inside, and does not allow the individual person to light the lamp of devotion. Tied with the bonds of karma, the person is not able to resist as this thief plunders the treasures of good will and bhakti, and keeps the self entangled in the web of this world. This thief is ‘maaya’, the illusory misconceptions and wrong understanding of this world, which hides the truth about this world, the self and the devotional relationship to the Almighty.

The verses of this song have a deep meaning, and are very well crafted. The singing voice is of Lata Mangeshkar. A song that needs some attention as one listens to it.

With this song, the film ‘Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo’moves one step closer to Yippeee status. Now only one more song of this film remains to be posted here.

Song – Sai Re, Sai Re. . . Ghar Ghar Mein Ik Chor Sai  (Shin Shinaki Boobla Boo) (1952) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – PL Santoshi, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

saai re
saai re

saai re saai re
saai re saai re
ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re saai re
saai re saai re
ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re. . .

tu bhakti ka diya jalaawye
chor bujhaavye baati
ho oo oo oo
oo oo oo oo
tu bhakti ka diya jalaawye
chor bujhaavye baati
loot jaaye sab maal khazaana
din dekhe na raati re
din dekhe na raati
haath kisi ke aavye na wo
haath kisi ke aavye na wo
laakh kare koi zor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re saai re
saai re saai re
ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re. . .

oo oo
tere dekhte ghar mein aaya. . .
ghar mein aaya
tere dekhte doley
kaisa jaadu daala tujh pe
tu kuchh bhi na boley re
tu kuchh bhi na boley
tan mann baandh liye hain dono
tan mann baandh liye hain dono
baandh karam ki dor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re saai re
saai re saai re
ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai ghar ghar mein ik chor
saai re. . .

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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साईं रे
साईं रे

साईं रे साईं रे
साईं रे साईं रे
घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे साईं रे
साईं रे साईं रे
घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे॰ ॰ ॰

तू भक्ति का दिया जलावये
चोर बुझावये बाती
हो ओ ओ ओ
ओ ओ ओ ओ
तू भक्ति का दिया जलावये
चोर बुझावये बाती
लूट जाये सब माल खज़ाना
दिन देखे ना राति रे
दिन देखे ना राति
हाथ किसी के आव्ये ना वो
हाथ किसी के आव्ये ना वो
लाख करे कोई जोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे साईं रे
साईं रे साईं रे
घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे॰ ॰ ॰

ओ ओ
तेरे देखते घर में आया॰ ॰ ॰
घर में आया
तेरे देखते डोले
कैसा जादू डाला तुझ पे
तू कुछ भी ना बोले रे
तू कुछ भी ना बोले
तन मन बांध लिए हैं दोनों
तन मन बांध लिए हैं दोनों
बांध करम की डोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे साईं रे
साईं रे साईं रे
घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं घर घर में इक चोर
साईं रे॰ ॰ ॰


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Blog Day : 4014 Post No. : 15121

“Tulsi Vivaah”(1971) was was directed by Chandrakant for Tulsi Films, Bombay. The movie had Dara Singh, Jayshree Gadkar, Randhawa, Geetanjali, Abhi Bhattacharya, Aazaad, Anita Guha, Rajan Haksar etc in it.

This religious movie had fourteen songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the past.

Here is the third song from “Tulsi Vivaah”(1971) to appear in the blog. this song is sung by Mahendra Kapoor and chorus. Kavi Pradeep is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picrurised as a melancholic background song as Jayshree Gadkar (playing Tulsi) is shown suffering throughout the picturisation.


Song-Chalti phirti dukh ki kahaani teri bhi kya zindagaani (Tulsi Vivaah)(1971) Singer-Mahendra Kapoor, Lyrics-Pradeep, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

chalti phirti dukh ki kahaani
teri bhi kya zindgaani
o o chalti phirti dukh ki kahaani
teri bhi kya zindgaani
o o
dukh ki chita par jalti jawaani
teri bhi kya hai kahaani
aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa

sir par tapasya ki bindiya lagaa kar
balidaan aankhon mein bhar ke
dharti ke upar preetam ki khaatir
jeeti hai tu mar mar ke
o o
kurbaani ki zinda nishaani
teri bhi kya hai kahaani
o o
chalti phirti dukh ki kahaani
teri bhi kya zindgani
aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa

haathon mein tere samarpan ke kangna
haathon mein tere samarpan ke kangna
pairon mein tyaag ki paayal
phir bhi o devi kya teri kismat
jeewan hai tera ghaayal
o o aansu mein doobi ghar ki raani
teri bhi kya hai kahaani
o o
chalti phirti dukh ki kahaani(aa aa aa aa)
teri bhi kya zindgaani (aa aa aa aa)
teri bhi kya zindgani(aa aa aa aa)
teri bhi kya zindagaani(aa aa aa aa)


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Blog Day : 4006 Post No. : 15110

“Labelaa”(1966) was directed by Bhagwan for Young India Entertainers, Bombay. The movie had Sujit Kumar and Kum Kum in lead roles. Others in the movie were Bhagwan, Om Prakash, Helen, Bela Bose, Ratanmala, Maruti, Anwar Husain etc in it.

The movie had six songs in it. Two songs from the movie have been covered in the blog.

Here is the third song from “Labelaa”(1966) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by C Ramchandra Asha Bhonsle and chorus. Anand Bakshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised as a dance song on Bhagwan Dada and Bela Bose, with many others also present. I request our knowledgeable readers to help identfy the other actors visible in the picturisation. The video has several cuts so putting together entire lyrics is a tall order and there may be errors in the lyrics. I request our readers with keener ears to help correct the lyrics.


Song-Raat din kis tarah ab guzaara karen (Labelaa)(1966) Singers-C Ramchandra, Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-C Ramchandra
Both
Chorus

Lyrics

yeah

waah

aah

arre waah
hahahaahaha
hahaha

raat din kis tarah ab guzaara karen
tu hamen ham tujhe na pukaara karen
lalalaaluralu
lalalaaluralu
hahaahauaha
lalaallalularalu

raat din kis tarah ab gujaara karen
tu hamen ham tujhe na pukaara karen

chup rahen
bas nazar se ishaara karen
ae dil mere dil
huaa ru
aa padi hai mushqil
huaa ru
dil ki baat
laahu
kaise kahen
laa hu
kaise kahen
kaise sun rahi hai mahfil
ae dil

har kisi baat ka ek fasaana bana
o deewaani sabhi ko diwaana bana

lalalalluralu
lalalaluraalu
hahahahuahua
lalalaluraaru

har kisi baat ka ek fasaana bana
o deewaani sabhi ko deewaana bana
aaj tu heer ko bhi nishaana bana
ae dil mere dil
huaaru
ha kar yaahu yaahu


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.

Blog Day : 3975 Post No. : 15061

Today, 6th June, is the birth anniversary of Rajinder Krishan, one of the most prolific songwriters in Hindi cinema. As I looked up the date of birth, I find that he was born in the year 1919. So that makes today, the 100th birth anniversary for him.

A career that spans four decades in the industry saw a prolific output from his pen – close to 1700 songs, and story/screenplays and dialogues for many films. He made his debut in 1947 – as a songwriter for ‘Zanjeer’ (1947) and as a screenplay writer for ‘Janta’ (1947). He passed away in 1987, completing 40 years of active writing work in films, although films carrying songs written by him continued to be released till the early 1990s.

The 1955 film ‘Teerandaaz’ was produced and directed by HS Rawail, under the banner of Roshni Pictures, Bombay. The cast of actors for this film is listed as Madhubala, Ajit, Kuldip Kaur, Jairaj, Gope, Sunder, Randhir, Yashodhara Katju, Ridku, Chandrashekhar, Bhagwan Sinha, Ravi, Pal Sharma, Krishna Varma, Kumud Tripathi, Ramlal, Madan Bhandari, Helen, Kammo, Mohna, and Chanchal.

The six songs in this film are all written by Rajinder Krishan. Music is composed by C Ramchandra. Today’s song is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. One song of this film is already showcased here. This song is the second song of this film to take its place on our blog.

The song is a lilting melodious song, quite reminiscent of the golden era of music in Hindi films. I am hearing this song for the first time, as I prepare this post. What a lovely song, and what an enchanting rendition it is. The words of this song present an aspect of the philosophy of life – the search for a certain happiness in life that would be the true happiness. Some try to seek this solace in wine, but the poet says that happiness is not genuine – maybe the sip of the tipple from the eyes of the beloved would bring solace to the restless heart.

The more I listen to these words, the more this song becomes dear to me. I request our more knowledgeable readers and friends who may have seen this film, to please add more information about this film and the picturization of this song.

With this post, we also welcome back to the blog, our dear Nitin ji, after a long gap. We met at the luncheon gangout of Atulites at Sadanand ji’s place (in Bombay) on 3rd May. At that meeting, he had promised to become active once again. During the past four weeks or so, he has been resending lyrics of pending songs from the films of 1950s. From that, I have picked today’s lovely song, to celebrate the centenary celebration for Rajinder Krishan.


Song – Badi Bewafaa Hai, Udti Hawaa Hai (Teerandaaz) (1955) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Rajinder Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra

Lyrics (Provided by Nitin Shah)

badi bewafa hai
udti hawa hai
badi bewafa hai
udti hawa hai
ye zindagi saaqia 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
wo duniya kahaan hai
milti jahaan hai
dil ki khushi saaqia 
dil ki khushi saaqia 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

dekha hai hum ne
din raat pii ke
nikle na phir bhi
armaan jee ke
jhoothi hai saaqi
mai ki ye masti
roshan ho kaise
phir dil ki basti
jhoothi hai saaqi
mai ki ye masti
roshan ho kaise
phir dil ki basti
yahaan na wahaan hai
jaane kahaan hai
wo roshni saaqia 
wo roshni saaqia 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa
badi bewafa hai
udti hawa hai
yeh zindagi saaqia 

sheeshe mein jo hai
wo to hai naqli
kahaan pe chhupa ke
rakhi hai asli
aankho se apni
ik jaam de de
betaab dil ko
aaraam de de
aankho se apni
ik jaam de de
betaab dil ko
aaraam de de
tadpa rahi hai
rah rah ke dil ki
ye bekali saaqia 
ye bekali saaqia 
aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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बड़ी बेवफा है
उड़ती हवा है
बड़ी बेवफा है
उड़ती हवा है
ये ज़िंदगी साक़ीया
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
वो दुनिया कहाँ है
मिलती जहां है
दिल की खुशी साक़ीया
दिल की खुशी साक़ीया
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ

देखा है हमने
दिन रात पी के
निकले ना फिर भी
अरमान जी के
झूठी है साक़ी
मय की ये मस्ती
रोशन हो कैसे
फिर दिल की बस्ती
झूठी है साक़ी
मय की ये मस्ती
रोशन हो कैसे
फिर दिल की बस्ती
यहाँ ना वहाँ है
जाने कहाँ है
वो रोशनी साक़ीया
वो रोशनी साक़ीया
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ
बड़ी बेवफा है
उड़ती हवा है
ये ज़िंदगी साक़ीया

शीशे में जो है
वो तो है नक़ली
कहाँ पे छुपा के
रखी है असली
आँखों से अपनी
इक जाम दे दे
बेताब दिल को
आराम दे दे
आँखों से अपनी
इक जाम दे दे
बेताब दिल को
आराम दे दे
तड़पा रही है
रह रह के दिल की
ये बेकली साक़ीया
ये बेकली साक़ीया
आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ
आ आ आ आ आ आ


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 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 :

3948 Post No. : 15023 Movie Count :

4118

Missing Films of 1960s – 106
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Today, we bring on board the 1968 film ‘Balram Srikrishna’. We are now down to some of the most obscure films on this list of pending films of 1960s. However, the film itself is available, and the video clip of this song is uploaded. As the name suggests, it is a mythological / historical film based on our scriptures. It depicts some of the episodes from the stories related to the Sri Krishna avataar of the Supreme Lord. And Balram is the name of the elder brother of Sri Krishna in this incarnation.

The film is produced under the banner of Joy Films, Bombay and is directed by Chandrakant. The star cast listed for this film is very very impressive – Dara Singh, Shahu Modak, Premnath, Nana Palsikar, Randhawa, Azad, Ashish Kumar, Gemini Ganesh, Prithviraj, Savitri, Jaishri Gadkar, Geetanjali, Madhumati, Bela Bose, Padma Rani, Sushma, Uma Khosla, Aruna Irani, Sulochana Chatterjee, Babu Raje, Sherry, BM Vyas, Anand Joshi, Arvind Pandya, Bhale Rao, Radheshyam, and Pal Sharma.

There are nine songs listed for this film. All songs are from the pen of Kavi Pradeep. The music composition is by C Ramchandra. This song is rendered by Asha Bhosle, supported by a chorus of voices.

On screen this song is performed by Geetanjali, accompanied by a group of sahelis. I have not seen this film, but my intuition tells me that Geetanjali is playing the role of Rukmani, the daughter of Bhishmaka, the king of Vidarbha. As per the descriptions in the Puranas, Rukmani is the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. In this incarnation, she is born on this earth as the daughter of Bhishmaka. At a young age, she learns about Lord Krishna, His beauty and His virtues. She starts to love Him in Her heart, and takes a vow that She would be married only Him. As is logical even, for Goddess Lakshmi cannot be betrothed to anyone other than the Supreme Lord Vishnu himself, because they are the Eternal Couple.

The later part of the stories tell about how Her brother Rukmi announces Her betrothal to Shishupal, the crown prince of Chedi. This is to please Jarasandh, the King of Magadh. Jarasandh is a sworn enemy of Krishna, as he is the father-in-law of King Kamsa of Mathura, whom Krishna had slain in hand-to-hand combat. The detailed stories are quite intricate. Suffice to say that Rukmini becomes aware of Rukmi’s plans to get Her married to Shishupal. Having made a personal vow to Herself, that She would marry Krishna only, She sends a message to Him through a brahmin. On receiving the message, Krishna, who is now the King of Dwarka, sets out in His chariot to reach Vidarbha at the earliest. Balram, His elder brother, follows him with the army, quite correctly anticipating trouble, when Krishna would reach Vidarbha.

Bhishmaka, Rukmani’s father, is in favor of his daughter marrying Krishna, but is helpless in the face of Rukmi’s arrogant insistence. On the morning of the wedding day, Rukmani goes to the temple for prayers. Krishna is waiting there, all set with His chariot and horses. They elope from the temple, and start Their journey towards Dwarka. When Rukmi learns about this elopement, gathers his army and sets out in chase of the fleeing Couple. The two armies catch up. While Balram with his army vanquishes the army of Rukmi and Jarasandh, Krishna engages in a duel with Rukmi and defeats him. He is just going to behead him, when Rukmani begs that Her brother be forgiven. Krishna relents and spares Rukmi’s life.

As mentioned earlier, the complete description is very detailed and intricate. Only a brief summary has been presented above to establish the context. This song, from the lyrics and the performance, is most likely from the time when Rukmani has realized Her love for Krishna in Her heart, and She is pining to meet Him and see Him. The verses tell of the depth of Her anxious eagerness to meet Him.

A very melodious song, that I have heard for the first time, as I prepare for this post. A lost gem that should have been better known. Listen and enjoy.

Song – Jis Ki Sohni Hai Soorat, Mann Mohini Hai Moorat  (Balram Srikrishna) (1968) Singer – Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Kavi Pradeep, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aaa aaaa aaaaa

koi bata do
pata piya ka
kahaan mera chit chor
main wo prem deewaani
jis ka preetam
nand kishore

jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

door disha mein muraliya boley
taan taan par jiya mera doley
door disha mein muraliya boley
taan taan par jiya mera doley
muraliya boley
jiyara doley
jis ka naam bansi waala
jis ne chhup chhup jaadu daala
aise natkhat se mere kab ladenge nayan
aise natkhat se mere kab ladenge nayan
jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

jaane kis din
aayenge sainyaan
pyaar se meri
pakdenge bainyaan
jaane kis din
aayenge sainyaan
pyaar se meri
pakdenge bainyaan
aayenge sainyaan
pakdenge bainyaan
jin ka sunder hai badan
jin ka roop mann mohan
aise prabhu mujhe denge kab darshan
aise prabhu mujhe denge kab darshan
jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

jab jab nabh mein
baadal chhaate
mujhe ghan shyaam mere
bade yaad aate
jab jab nabh mein
baadal chhaate
mujhe ghan shyaam mere
bade yaad aate
baadal chhaate
yaad wo aate
jis ko maana mann hi mann
maine apna jeevan dhan
aise piya ji ki main kab banungi dulhan
aise piya ji ki main kab banungi dulhan
jis ki sohni hai soorat
mann mohni hai moorat
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan
aise saanwariya se jaane kab hoga milan

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आ आss आss आssss

कोई बता दो
पता पिया का
कहाँ मेरा चित चोर
मैं वो प्रेम दीवानी
जिसका प्रीतम
नन्द किशोर

जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन

जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन

दूर दिशा में मुरलीया बोले
तान तान पर जिया मोरा डोले
दूर दिशा में मुरलीया बोले
तान तान पर जिया मोरा डोले
मुरलीया बोले
जियरा डोले
जिसका नाम बंसी वाला
जिस ने छुप छुप जादू डाला
ऐसे नटखट से मेरे कब लड़ेंगे नयन
ऐसे नटखट से मेरे कब लड़ेंगे नयन
जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन

जाने किस दिन
आएंगे संईयां
प्यार से मेरी
पकड़ेंगे बंईयां
जाने किस दिन
आएंगे संईयां
प्यार से मेरी
पकड़ेंगे बंईयां
आएंगे संईयां
पकड़ेंगे बंईयां
जिनका सुंदर है बदन
जिनका रूप मन मोहन
ऐसे प्रभु मुझे देंगे कब दर्शन
ऐसे प्रभु मुझे देंगे कब दर्शन
जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन

जब जब नभ में
बादल छाते
मुझे घन श्याम मेरे
बड़े याद आते
जब जब नभ में
बादल छाते
मुझे घन श्याम मेरे
बड़े याद आते
बादल छाते
याद वो आते
जिसको माना मन ही मन
मैंने अपना जीवन धन
ऐसे पिया जी की मैं कब बनूँगी दुल्हन
ऐसे पिया जी की मैं कब बनूँगी दुल्हन
जिसकी सोहनी है सूरत
मन मोहनी है मूरत
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन
ऐसे साँवरिया से जाने कब होगा मिलन


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

Blog Day : 3938 Post No. : 15013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Lyrics

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

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

Baitthe baitthe ladkon pe
Ra’ub jamaayegaa

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

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

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


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Blog Day : 3880 Post No. : 14903

Today is 3 march 2019. No, I am not going to discuss a “blog ten year challenge” song today. This article covers a far bigger time span, namely 50 years. It was on this day 50 years ago, viz on 3 march 1969 that the first Rajdhani Express train left Howrah for New Delhi. This train had made its inaugural run from New Delhi on 1 march 1969 and had arrived Howrah on 2 march 1969. Its maiden journey from Howrah to New Delhi was on 3 march 1969, viz 50 years ago.

50 years ago, the highest speed of Indian Railways trains used to be 96 kmph. This train became the first Indian train to break the 100 kmph barrier. Its maximum speed was 120 kmph.

Just like there is considerable opposition today to the introduction of bullet trains in India, there was stiff resistance against the introduction to this train. The top man in Indian Railways, viz the Chairman Railway Board himself was against the introduction of this train.

When this train began its run on 3 march 1969, Rail Minister Ram Subhag Singh was available on platform to flag it off. This train took 17 hours to reach its destination which was a seven hour improvement over the fastest train on this route.

This train was an exclusive train meant to run faster and and its onboard service was meant to be upscale. It was an all airconditioned train. It was only the second airconditioned train in India till then. The first train was one that was simply called Air Conditioned express.

The sleeper class fare from Howrah to New Delhi was Rs 290, which was one month’s salary for an average Indian. No wonder then that there was considerable resentment and opposition among people as well as politicians when this train was introduced.

The train stopped only in three stations those days, viz at Gomoh, Mughalsarai and Kanpur. Today it stops at eight stations. The train then had nine coaches, some were sleeper coaches and others were chair cars. Today there are 20 coaches.

The ticket of this train was also special. It was like an airlines ticket, namely folio type, that has photo of Qutub Minar and Howrah Bridge on its two sides.

The ticket price included price for meals. This train was the first that had a pantry car. The quality of food was quite upmarket those days, five star stuff.

With time, Rajdhani trains have changed. Those were the days of Diesel locomotives and vacuum brake coaches. They were later replaced by Electric locomotive and air brake coaches. Now ICF design coaches have been replaced by LHB design coaches.

The second Rajdhani that was introduced was between New Delhi and Bombay Central. Gradually Rajdhani trains were introduced in ten routes between New Delhi and various state capitals.

I have no idea when I first travelled by Rajdhani express. It must have been in 1990s I think, when I was posted in Andhra Pradesh. Personally I used to feel a bit overwhelmed at the prospect of travelling by this train those days. The reason could be that I was rather junior and I felt that I did not belong to this train. On the other hand, I wondered how other railway men, who I felt belonged even less there would travel in this train with confidence as if then owned it. 🙂

The first time I travelled in Rajdhani with family was in 2001 from New Delhi to Guwahati. My three year old daughter would look forward for the meals and demand some more “utterly butterly butter”. 🙂

It is not as if I have travelled a lot on Rajdhani with my family. The second and till now the last occasion when the three of us travelled by Rajdhani express was in 2016 by New Delhi Mumbai Central Rajdhani express when we went to Mumbai to admit my daughter to a medical college there.

It must be said that New Delhi -Mumbai Rajdhani is quite a useful train between the two places, Most of the journey is at night time and one reaches the destination in the morning. If one gets accomodation in this train then it is a more comfortable and convenient means to travel between the two places than travelling by plane.

My daughter and wife have travelled alone by Rajdhani quite a few times. When I was posted at Bareilly, my daughter would visit me by first reaching New Delhi by Mumbai Central Rajdhani and would then board New Delhi Dibrugarh Rajdhani that stopped at Bareilly.

In 1969, Rajdhani trains introduced speed upto 120 kmph in Indian trains. Now 50 years later, the fastest Indian Railways train are still only 160 kmph. I dream of a day when India will have a network of bullet train lines and public would be able to reach 1500 km in 5 hours. If that happens then it would be a big transformation in India. We have already seen communication revolution in Indiawhere everyone has access to phone and so one can share information easily and in real time. I dream of seeing a similar transport revolution in India. That would transform Indian economy. I am cautiously optimistic that India will have a fe bullet trains by 2030. People would be ready to use it on a big way because India by that time would be nearly a $ 10 trillions economy with per capita nominal GDP of around $7000/-, a three fold increase in per capita income of Indians and they would be able to afford bullet train tickets and many more such services.

On this occasion, here is a rail song from a time when no one even thought of Rajdhani trains, forget bullet trains. This rail train is from “Zabaan”(1943).

“Zabaan”(1943) was produced and directed by Jayant Desai for Jayant Desai productions, Bombay. This “social” movie had Ishwar lal, Kaushalya, Mubarak, Diit, Vatsala Kumthekar, Bhagwandas, Kantilal etc in it.

The movie had twelve songs in it. All of them were actor-singer songs, viz the songs were sung by the actors themselves.

Here is this rail song from “Zabaan”(1943). It is sung by Ishwar Lal. Mahir Ul Qadri is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchsndra.

Only the audio of the song is available, but it is clear from the lyics that it is a rail song. It would have been nice to be able to watch the picturisation of this song, but I doubt that the video of this song is available. So we only have the audio of the song with us to savour.

On the occasion of Rajdhani trains turning 50 years old, here is this 75 year old rail song to celebrate the occasion.


Song-Piya des hai jaana (Zabaan)(1943) Singer-Ishwar Lal, Lyrics-Mahir ul Qadri, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

piya des hai jaana
piya des hai jaana
aa ha ha ha
aise mein mohabbat ka koi jaam pilaana
aise mein mohabbat ka koi jaam pilaana
piya des hai jaana

gaate huye khambhe
hanste huye paudhe
gaate huye khambhe
hanste huye paudhe
chalte huye raste
chalte huye raste
kahte hain ye mujhse ke
piya des hai jaana
kahte hain ye mujhse ke
piya des hai jaana
piya des hai jaana
piya des hai jaana
aa ha ha ha
aise mein mohabbat ka koi jaam pilaana
piya des hai jaana

lohe ki ye patri
chalti hui dharti
lohe ki ye patri
chalti hui dharti
dee rail ne seeti
aawaaz ye aayi ke
piya des hai jaana
piya des hai jaana
aa ha ha ha
aise mein mohabbat ka koi jaam pilaana
piya des hai jaana

ummeed ko lekar
aate hain tere ghar
umeed ko lekar
aate hain tere ghar
hai dil ki zabaan par
hai dil ki zabaan par
piya des hai jaana
piya des hai jaana
piya des hai jaana
aa ha ha ha
aise mein mohabbat ka koi jaam pilaana
aise mein mohabbat ka koi jaam pilaana
piya des hai jaana

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Hindi Script Lyrics (Provided by Avinash Scrapwala)
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पिया देस है जाना
पिया देस है जाना
आ हा हा हा
ऐसे में मोहब्बत का कोई जाम पिलाना
ऐसे में मोहब्बत का कोई जाम पिलाना
पिया देस है जाना

गाते हुए खम्भे
हँसते हुए पौधे
गाते हुए खम्भे
हँसते हुए पौधे
चलते हुए रस्ते
चलते हुए रस्ते
कहते हैं ये मुझसे के
पिया देस है जाना
कहते हैं ये मुझसे के
पिया देस है जाना
पिया देस है जाना
पिया देस है जाना
आ हा हा हा
ऐसे में मोहब्बत का कोई जाम पिलाना
पिया देस है जाना

लोहे की ये पटरी
चलती हुई धरती
लोहे की ये पटरी
चलती हुई धरती
दी रेल ने सीटी
आवाज़ ये आई के
पिया देस है जाना
पिया देस है जाना
आ हा हा हा
ऐसे में मोहब्बत का कोई जाम पिलाना
पिया देस है जाना

उम्मीद को लेकर
आते हैं तेरे घर
उम्मीद को लेकर
आते हैं तेरे घर
है दिल की ज़बान पर
है दिल की ज़बान पर
पिया देस है जाना
पिया देस है जाना
पिया देस है जाना
आ हा हा हा
ऐसे में मोहब्बत का कोई जाम पिलाना
ऐसे में मोहब्बत का कोई जाम पिलाना
पिया देस है जाना


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Today’s song is from film ‘Bhedi Bangla’ (1949). This film was produced by Anand Subramanyam, under the banner of Jagriti films, owned by Master Bhagwan. The story, dialogues and songs were by Ehsaan Rizvi and music was by P Ramakant. This was a name used by C Ramchandra, because he was under contract with Filmistan and could not give music in his own name. It started with Raja Nene’s film Shadi Se Pehle’ in 1947, in which he first used his assistant’s name Paingankar (the joint MD was Karnad). His name was Ramakant Paingankar and was assisting Chitalkar for a long time. Later, for Bhagwan’s films like ‘Bhedi Bangla’, ‘Bhole Bhale’ (1949), ‘Babuji’ (1950), and ‘Bakshish’ (1950) also, Chitalkar used the pseudo name P Ramakant as MD (information from Marathi Chitrapat Sangeetkar Kosh by Madhu Potdar).

Master Bhagwan was a very hard working person. In the real sense, he brought in the wave of stunt films in the late 40s. After the films of Master Vithal and Fearless Nadia waned in their popularity by 1944-45, it was Master Bhagwan, who established his own Production house – Jagriti Films, and produced several stunt films. He had a set of actors and actresses, which included Baburao Pehelwan, Vasantrao Pehelwan, Azeembhai, Shanta Patel, Chanchal, Leela Gupte, Usha Shukla and Vitha Lokare.

The storyline for most of his films was also fixed. Two young vagabonds – Baburao Pehelwan and Bhagwan, come to Bombay in search of employment. One Sethji (Azeembhai) appoints them to protect him from the local criminal (Vasantrao Pehelwan). Sethji has a good looking daughter (one of the stock Heroines), who has a maid (another girl from the stock). Baburao loves Seth ji’s daughter and Bhagwan loves the maid. After lot many stunts and fighting scenes, the end would be happy. The same story with changed names and other minor changes was used in almost all his films like ‘Badla’, ‘Bahadur’, ‘Jalan’, ‘Madadgaar’, ‘Dosti’, ‘Shake Hand’, ‘Matlabi’, ‘Bach Ke Rehna’, ‘Bhole Bhale’, ‘Jeete Raho’ or such other films. The audience did not mind . They were happy with the stunts. (Did Nasir Hussain get inspiration from Bhagwan in this matter ?)

Master Bhagwan entered the film world with silent film ‘Bewafa Ashiq’ (1930). His first talkie film was ‘Himmat-e-Marda’ (1934). Initially, like all other heroes, even Bhagwan used to sing his own songs. Once he had gone to Columbia company for rehearsal and recording a song. While entering, he saw a young man sitting under a tree and writing something. After rehearsal, he saw that fellow again and even after recording the man was still writing something. Bhagwan went to him and asked with curiosity what was he writing. The man answered, I am writing songs and stories. He came to know that his name was Ehsaan Rizvi and that he too lives in Dadar like Bhagwan. He took Rizvi’s address and left.

In 1938, Bhagwan got his first film as a director- ‘Bahadur Kisaan’ (1938). He called Ehsan Rizvi and gave him the job of writing the story, dialogues and songs. From that day Ehsaan Rizvi became a part of his team. He wrote for at least 25 films of Bhagwan’s. Born in 1914, Rizvi wrote lyrics for 60 films, but most of them were B or C grade films. He however wrote dialogues and screenplay for some well known films like ‘Do Ustad’ (1959), ‘Mughal e Azam’ (1960), ‘Woh Kaun Thi’ (1964), ‘Aan Milo Sajna’ (1971), ‘Gopichand Jasoos’ (1982) etc. He had shared the Filmfare award for dialogues of ‘Mughal e Azam’, with 3 other writers. He died on 16-1-1983.

Bhagwan and CR got introduced when Bhagwan was directing film ‘Bahadur Kisaan’ for producer Chandrarao Kadam. The MD was Meer Saheb and CR was his assistant. Of course, that time he was just Ram Chitalkar. Their friendship lasted for many more years. For film ‘Bahadur Kisaan’, the background music was composed by Naushad, CR and Sajjad Hussain. Naushad played piano, CR played organ and Sajjad played mandolin. Another person Prem, played clarinet. They were all struggling artistes then.

In 1942 Bhagwan directed ‘Sukhi Jeevan’, for which CR was the MD for the first time. Bhagwan and the producer Harishchandra Rao Kadam had some dispute on payments. Bhagwan decided to start his own production company and he started Jagriti Pictures. His first film was ‘Badla’ (1943). For this film he took 80,000 from a financier, with a condition of repaying one lakh rupees after the film is released. After this film Bhagwan churned out film after film in the stunt genre. In 1949, Bhagwan made film ‘Bhedi Bangla’, which was the first of its kind – a sort of horror cum mystery film. The film was a hit film. With this film Bhagwan had reached the zenith of his stunt films.

In this film, there were several scenes, where Bhagwan sees a ghost and his eyes widen and breath is held up. Due to the strain on the eyes, they became red and swollen and after some time, suddenly, he could not see anything. He thought that he has become blind. He shouted for his brother Shanker. Bhagwan was immediately taken to a hospital in Girgaon. The doctor examined him,gave him an injection and some tablets. That night he slept like a dead man, but after getting up on next day noon, he was happy that his eyesight was normal now.

Bhagwan had noticed that whenever his film’s trial show was arranged, a handsome young man would be present there. When he saw this man at the trial show of ‘Bhedi Bangla’ again, he inquired as to who he was. The young man told him that his name was Raj Kapoor and he was son of the great Prithviraj Kapoor. Bhagwan called him and asked him why he came. Raj kapoor said, “Sir, I like your stunt films. I am your fan. In my films, I copy your dance style. Why don’t you make a social film ?”. Few days later, even CR also pushed him hard to enter the social film genre now, so that CR can openly lend his name to Bhagwan’s films as MD and his film will get the benefit of his fame. Thereafter Bhagwan started thinking about it seriously and then ‘Albela’ happened. The rest is history, as they say! The story of Albela making, some other time. . .

The story of film Bhedi Bangla was,

Shyam (Baburao Pehelwan) and Manglu (Bhagwan) are friends and good for nothing. They come to Bombay to look for easy money. They pretend to be lame and blind and start begging. However, after few days, their secret is out and and the enraged public of Bombay gives them a sound thrashing. An onlooker calls them and asks if they would do a good job, instead of this nonsense. The agree and they are appointed as watchmen for a deserted haveli. It is owned by a Sethani (Tarabai – elder sister of Sitara Devi and mother of dancer Gopi Krishna). Her daughter is beautiful Prema (Leela Gupte). There is an estate manager also (Azeembhai – who later became a famous fight master in Hindi films), who does not like their coming there.

One day the friends find the dead body of the haveli’s maali (gardener) (Inamdar) in the premises of the haveli. The estate manager complains to the police. Police start investigations. Maali had a good looking daughter – Champa (Usha Shukla). While Manglu tries to take care of her, the estate manager tells police that he suspects this duo of murdering the maali. In absence of any proof, police do not arrest them but keep an eye on them.

Suddenly, the friends start seeing ghosts in the haveli. First few days, they are scared, but realise that this is all bogus and they try to reach the bottom of the matter. Finally, they unearth a plan of the estate manager to scare everybody, so that no one will remain there and he can conduct his gold smuggling business from there. He only has murdered the maali. After solid stunts and fighting scenes, the culprits are arrested and Shyam and Prema and Manglu and Champa are united. (658).

The film had 8 songs. Most songs are available on You Tube. 4 songs are already discussed here. Today’s song is the 5th song. It is a duet of Lata and Chitalkar. All in all, ‘Bhedi Bangla’ aka ‘The House of Mystery’ was a ‘paisa vasool‘ entertainment.

(Thanks to ‘Ek Albela’ by Isaq Mujawar and Mike Barnum’s Blog, for some information used here).

 

Song – Aansoo Na Bahaana, Ab Aansoo Na Bahaana  (Bhedi Bangla (aka House of Mystery)) (1949) Singer – Chitalkar, Lata Mangeshkar, Lyrics – Ehsaan Rizvi, Music – P Ramakant (aka C Ramchandra)
Chitalkar + Lata Mangeshkar

Lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)

aansoo na bahaana
ab aansoo na bahaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana
aansoo na bahaana
ab aansoo na bahaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana

mast pawan is  phulwari mein
kali kali khilaati hai
mast pawan is  phulwari mein
kali kali khilaati hai
usi chaman mein raen andhere
shabnam neer bahaati hai
usi chaman mein raen andhere
shabnam neer bahaati hai
tum kehte ho is jag mein
bas hansna aur hasaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana
aansoo na bahaana
ab aansoo na bahaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana

sukh mein to hansti hai duniya
sabka yehi haal hai
sukh mein to hansti hai duniya
sabka yehi haal hai
lekin dukh utha kar koi
hanse to phir ye kamaal hai
lekin dukh utha kar koi
hanse to phir ye kamaal hai
jag ki reet badal kar dekho
dukh ko bhi sukh banaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana
aansoo na bahaana
ab aansoo na bahaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana

sach poocho do dil ka milna
kaanta bhi hai phool bhi
pyaar ko sach maano to sach hai
bhool kaho to bhool bhi
sach poocho do dil ka milna
kaanta bhi hai phool bhi
pyaar ko sach maano to sach hai
bhool kaho to bhool bhi
lekin dil mein himmat ho to
khud badlega zamaana
kaanton bhari ye raah se hai
muskuraate jaana

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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आँसू न बहाना
अब आँसू न बहाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना
आँसू न बहाना
अब आँसू न बहाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना

मस्त पावन इस फुलवारी में
कली कली खिलाती है
मस्त पावन इस फुलवारी में
कली कली खिलाती है
उसी चमन में रैन अंधेरे
शबनम नीर बहाती है
उसी चमन में रैन अंधेरे
शबनम नीर बहाती है
तुम कहते हो इस जग में
बस हँसना और हँसाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना
आँसू न बहाना
अब आँसू न बहाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना

सुख में तो हँसती है दुनिया
सबका येही हाल है
सुख में तो हँसती है दुनिया
सबका येही हाल है
लेकिन दुख उठा कर कोई
हँसे तो फिर ये कमाल है
लेकिन दुख उठा कर कोई
हँसे तो फिर ये कमाल है
जग की रीत बदल कर देखो
दुख को भी सुख बनाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना
आँसू न बहाना
अब आँसू न बहाना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना

सच पूछो दो दिल का मिलना
काँटा भी है फूल भी
प्यार को सच मानो तो सच है
भूल कहो तो भूल भी
सच पूछो दो दिल का मिलना
काँटा भी है फूल भी
प्यार को सच मानो तो सच है
भूल कहो तो भूल भी
लेकिन दिल में हिम्मत हो तो
खुद बदलेगा ज़माना
काँटों भरी ये राह से है
मुसकुराते जाना


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