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

Blog Day :

5180 Post No. : 17156

Today’s song is from the film Lehren-1953. It was made by ” New Sai Productions” Bombay. It was a film production company floated by C.Ramchandra, his close friend actor Omprakash and Lata Mangeshkar. They produced Jhanjhar-1953, Leharen-1953 and Duniya gol hai-1955 ( directed by Omprakash himself.) These films were neither successful nor their music became popular.

When the film Jhanjhar-1953 was about to be released, C. Ramchandra and Lata Mangeshkar went to Punjab to attend the release function of the film. In this visit, Lata Mangeshkar spoke to singer Nurjehan in Pakistan, from her hotel room telephone and they decided to meet each other. Accordingly Lata and Nurjehan met on the “No Man’s Land” between the Indo-Pak border. They embraced each other and spent a lot of time together.

Another noteworthy event happened when the film Jhanjhar was in the making. At that time C.Ramchandra, under a loose contract with Filmistan, was also giving music to Filmistan’s ” Anarkali’. Directors in Filmistan knew that he was also making his own film Jhanjhar and they suspected that he may be neglecting music of Anarkali at the cost of Jhanjhar. He was sent a legal notice accusing him of this. However, Jhanjhar released first, flopped and then Anarkali was released. Anarkali music became a superhit and Jhanjhar was nowhere. The legal case was happily dropped and C Ramchandra was also awarded a gift from Filmistan for its music !

Film Lehren-1953 was directed by H. S.Rawail and the 10 songs of the film were written by Rajendra krishna. Rajendra Krishna (6-6-1919 to 23-9-1987. Songs 1671 for 269 films) and C.Ramchandra were very good friends. They came together from C. Ramchandra[‘s film Patanga-1949. Together they worked in 52 films. However, in 1958 this friendship broke up. The story is….in 1958 C.Ramchandra was called to Madras by producer S.S.Vasan of Gemini Films. He was offered the film Raaj Tilak for music. This was a remake of Vasan’s hit Tamil film ” Vanjikottai Valiban”. A Telugu remake was also on cards and C.Ramchandra was to give music to Hindi and Telugu versions. He had already given music to the Tamil original. He gladly accepted and wanted to call Rajendra krishna to write the songs. To his shock, Vasan objected to calling Rajendra krishna. Vasan was angry at him because he had written songs for his competitor AVM’s 2 films Bhai Bhai-1956 and Bhabhi-1957. Both films’ songs were popular and hits also. Vasan asked Ramchandra to suggest some other name. He suggested P.L.Santoshi and it was accepted. The music was completed for Raaj Tilak-1958.

C.Ramchandra went back to Bombay and started making songs for the film Amardeep along with Rajendra krishna. After the music was set, Rajendra Krishna came to know that C.Ramchandra had replaced him with Santoshi for a South film. He was enraged and broke their partnership. Rajendra krishna was also popular in South and he started suggesting the Southern producers names of Chitragupta and Ravi as Music Directors. C. Ramchandra stopped getting any films from Madras. At that time even Lata left him after recording 2 songs of the film Amardeep-1958. C.Ramchandra’s bad period had begun…..

The cast of the film Lehren-1953 was Shyama, Kishore Kumar, Shakuntala, Bipin Gupta, Iftikhar, Sunder, Johnny Walker, Leela Mishra and others. In this film, Raj kapoor was a Guest Artiste. Also Omprakash’s brother Pachhi did a small role in this film. Later Pachhi became a big Producer of Hindi films himself. In this film 6 singers were used for 10 songs. The singers were Mohd. Rafi, Kishore kumar, Hiemant kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum and Sunder. Today’s fun song is sung by Mohd. Rafi and Sunder. To most readers Sunder was a comedian, but Sunder Singh was a Hero in his early films and sang many songs in his own films.

For a long time,I was searching for information on comedian Sunder. I got hold of a 2 page detailed article on Sunder, but it was in Punjabi- which I could not read or use. I found a small paragraph on Sunder in Sanjit Narvekar ji’s book ” Eena Meena Deeka”. Lastly, I requested Harish Raghuwanshi ji for help. Despite his failing health, he promptly sent me articles in Hindi, English and Gujarati, on Sunder. He is such a helpful person. May God give him a healthy life.

Sunder Singh aka Sunder was born in Sialkot, Punjab on 10th August 1916. His father was working in Madon Theatres, Calcutta. Sunder also started working there. Initially, for a long period,he did Girl’s roles. Once his work was seen by H.S.Rawail (Director in later life). He was quite impressed. Later Rawail started working with R.N.Vaidya as his assistant in direction.Meanwhile Sunder started working in Talkie films. His first film,where he was credited, was ” Na hone wali baat”-38. Before that, Rawail and Vaidya were preparing to make the film Banke Sipahi-37.Rawail recommended Sunder and Vaidya gave him an uncredited small role in that film.

Sunder and Rawail became good friends and started staying in one flat in Calcutta. After a few films here, they both went to Lahore and Sunder got the Hero’s role in the film ” Shukriya”-44. There were 4 Heroines in the film- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Raksha. Sunder’s role in this film was that of a young man from a village and Ramola was from a City. Sunder’s one song from this film-‘ Nayanon ke teer chala gayee ek shehar ki laundiya’ became very popular all over India, However the song was banned in Punjab due to its lyrics. After this they both came back to Calcutta.

His next film was Albeli-45, in which too there were 4 Heroines- Ramola, Rooplekha, Manorama and Usha. In the 40’s , Sunder acted in many films like Arabian Nights, Baap, Shabri, Chandrashekhar, Ek aurat, Grihalaxmi, Lottery, Samapti, Jhoothi kasme, Savyasachi, Do baaten, Shadi ke baad, Bawra, Khiladi, Nai Bhabhi etc. In Calcutta, Sunder got married to a girl from his community. Rawail left for Bombay. After a few months, Sunder also returned to Bombay.

Rawail was very happy to get him back and gave him roles in almost all of his films. Not only Rawail, but also J.Om Prakash, Mohan Kumar, Lekhraj Bhakri, Manoj kumar etc gave him roles in all their films and he became a busy actor. He was at one time, in great demand. He was quite popular due to his nature.In the decade of 50’s he did 88 films, which increased in the 60s and 70s. In the 80s however films came haltingly.

From singing Hero, he became a Junior artiste( extra), in presence of the new crop of actors. The role of comedians was on decline, as Heroes like Amitabh and others did comedy scenes themselves. His health started troubling him. His last film was probably Bahurani-89. He became ill for a long time and finally died on 5-3-1992. Sunder acted in 436 films. He was a good singer and sang his own songs in early cinemas. In all, Sunder sang 40 songs in 25 films. ( Thanks to Harish Raghuwanshi ji for material for adaptation.)

The story of the film Lehren-1953 was….The story of Lehren-53 revolves around 3 characters. One Hero and 2 Heroines. Kishore loves Shakuntala and treats Shyama sympathetically because she had lost her parents. She stays with her uncle omprakash. Shyama however takes Kishore’s sympathy as his love for her. Even his uncle and Kishore’s best friend Sunder think that way. This happens because Kishore feels too shy to express his love for Shakuntala. This situation becomes very embarrassing for Kishore, especially as he is pushed to marry Shyama. This part of the story is upto Interval.

After Interval, Kishore tries very hard to get out of this tricky situation and succeeds by first telling the truth to Sunder and then to uncle Omprakash. They make a plan so that Shyama overhears Kishore’s love dialogues to Shakuntala. But this has an opposite effect. Shyama thinks that Kishore has played a double game with both the girls.

At the end, all misunderstandings are cleared( for which Shakuntala had to pretend her suicide and sacrifice to allow Shyama and Kishore to get married). Shyama steps back and Kishore and Shakuntala are married.

Let us now enjoy the comedy song, by Rafi and Sunder Singh.


Song-Kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe (Lehren)(1953) singers-Sunder, Rafi, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Both

Lyrics

Duniya jhol hai
ae jee hum na kehte thhe
ke duniya jhol hai
aur tum samahte thhe ke beta gol hai
waah
aah
samhe mama
kehta hoon ke
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman
kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman
kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

ae jee achche bure ko dekh ke
achche bure ko dekh ke
kehta hoon saaf baat
kya
arre suno to mama
arre achche bure ko dekh ke
arre kehta hoon saaf baat
arre din ho to din kahoonga
agar raat ho o o to raat
ahahaha

arre jhoothe kaa
kya
munh kaala

arre nahin
suno to mama
arre jhhoote ka saathh
dene ki aadat nahin mujhe
jhhoothe ka saath dene ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

aa aa aa aa aa
aji jaaiye bhi aap to
jhoothon ke baap hain

aji mama ee
dekho main to nahin hoon
per aap hain
aa aa aa aa
ab chhodiye jee peechha
ke fursat nahin mujhe
ab chhodiye jee peechha
ke fursat nahin mujhe

ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe

kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh ki ee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kehta hoon sach ke jhoothh kee ee ee ee ee ee ee
kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
o kehta hoon
sach ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe

kehta hoon sach
ke jhoothh ki aadat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe
ae jaaneman kisi se adaawat nahin mujhe ae ae


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

Blog Day :

5131 Post No. : 17086

Today’s song is a comedy duet from the film ‘Roshni’ (1949).

The film was made by Standard Pictures Corporation, Bombay. It was directed by Ramanlal Desai and the MD was C Ramchandra. The lyricist was PL Santoshi. The cast of the film was Rehana, Nihal, Pran, VH Desai, Mumtaz Ali, Sophia, Chand Barq, Indira, Shama, Zarine, Ishrat etc.

After making it in Hindi films as an MD for film ‘Sukhi Jeevan’ (1942), C Ramchandra had joined Jayant Desai productions on a salary of Rs. 300 pm. He gave successful films like ‘Bhaktaraj’ (1943), ‘Zaban’ (1943), ‘Lalkar’ (1944), ‘Manorama’ (1944) and ‘Samrat Chandragupta’ (1945), C Ramchandra felt that he deserved a salary increase. As Jayant Desai was not ready to increase it to his desire, he left the company. After a few months, with the help of Kavi Pradeep, C Ramchandra joined Filmistan, where he got what he wanted, namely salary of Rs. 1,000 pm and freedom to give music to outside films also.

While he continued with Filmistan, he reached his peak in career by giving hit musicals like ‘Safar’ (1946), ‘Shehnai’ (1947), ‘Sajan’ (1947), ‘Nadiya Ke Paar’ (1948), ‘Khidki’ (1948), ‘Patanga’ (1949), ‘Sargam’ (1950) and many more. Meanwhile he was giving music to films of other production companies, but managing a proper balance with Filmistan films. ‘Roshni’ (1949) was also one such film.

Taking a look at the cast, I found 3 actresses of interest, about whom not much is known to common lovers of old films and music. The first was Shama. During the period of 1930’s and the 1940’s, there were 3 actresses with the name Shama or Shyama. The first of them was Shyama Zutshi, second was Shama Dulari and the third was actress Shyama, who ruled in the 50’s and the 60’s with over 160 films.

Shyama Zutshi was the first Kashmiri Girl who joined films in 1934. She acted in many films, some of which are :-

1 ‘Vishnu Bhakti’ in 1934
2 ‘Laila Majnu’ in 1935
3 ‘Khooni Jadugar’ in 1939
4 ‘Kaarwaan e Hayaat’ in 1935

Shyama Zutshi belonged to a well to do family of Lahore. Her father was a barrister. She was quite a successful and sought after actress but suddenly she moved out from films and focused on politics and freedom struggle. Shyama was a congress leader .

Another reason for her to quit films was the presence of a fellow Kashmiri Actor Chander Mohan Wattal. Chander Mohan would always tell her to quit as according to him acting in films was not meant for girls from good families . Chander Mohan Wattal opposed the entry of Kashmiri girls to films .

The second was Shama Dulari. Not much is known about her personal life. Shyama Dulari hailed from a small city of Madhya Pradesh. She was interested in acting and had acted in school and college dramas. After education, she came to Bombay and appeared for a screen test and interview at Filmistan. She passed the test, but did not like the salary that was offered.

She went to Poona and met WZ Ahmed of Shalimar Pictures. He was quite impressed with her and signed an exclusive contract for 3 years, offering her a very lucrative salary. However in the next two years she acted only in two films – ‘Meerabai’ (1947) and ‘Shehzadi’ (1947). Due to the contract, she could not work anywhere else also.

After 1947, when Ahmed migrated to Pakistan along with Neena, she came to Bombay. Jayant Desai signed her for the lead role in the film ‘Lakhpati’. Unfortunately, due to her father’s illness, she had to leave Bombay and go back to her native city in MP. She came back and tried to get work. She worked in films like ‘Rangeela Rajasthan’ (1949), ‘Shair’ (1949), ‘Roshni’ (1949), ‘Rooplekha’ (1949), ‘Naqli Baap’ (1949), ‘Jal Tarang’ (1949), ‘Ek Teri Nishani’ (1949), ‘Char Din’ and ‘Dolti Naiya’ (1950). Her last known film was ‘Babul’ (1950) wherein she did a small role.

No information after that. Problem was that at the same time the famous actresses Shyama (Khurshid Akhtar) and Shyama Dulari were in the film line. Shyama initially was acting under the names like Baby Akhtar, Baby Khurshid and Baby Shyama; whereas Shama Dulari was credited as Shama, Shama Dulari and sometimes Shyama also. I listed films in Shyama’s name and tried to see the credits of films which were available. Though very few films are available on You Tube, I tried to separate the films for Shama Dulari based on her credits and by conjuncture. Still there could be some errors, which will be corrected when proof comes up suitably.

The third was Shyama, too well known to write anything about. We all know her well.

The case of Shama Dulari was different. She was actually a victim of an intentional restrictive contract. When she signed a contract with WZ Ahmed of Shalimar Pictures, Poona, little did she know that she would rot there without work for 3 years ! The company used her only in 2 films – ‘Shehzadi’ (1947) and ‘Meerabai’ (1947). Rest of the time she was paid only half salary and legally she was prohibited from working elsewhere. It was only after Ahmed migrated to Pakistan, with Neena and without paying the staff salaries, she became a free bird.

Such cases were not uncommon in the Hindi film industry. This happened with actress Meena Shorey too (Lara Lappa girl) and Sohrab Modi, who demanded Rs. 60,000 from her to remove a legal case against her for breaking their contract and working in a Lahore film. It was with the intervention of Mehtab, that the amount was reduced to Rs. 30,000, which Meena had to pay through her nose to avoid legal action.

Same happened with Mrudula, the first heroine of Dilip Kumar in the film ‘Jwaar Bhata’ (1944). She had signed a contract with Devika Rani of Bombay Talkies for work in the films. However, after ‘Jwaar Bhata’, she did not get any film. After 1945 end, Devika Rani left Bombay Talkies, selling all her shares and getting married to ‎Svetoslav Roerich,  a Russian artiste, leaving Mrudula to rot for the remaining 3 years without work and thus spoiling her career.

This also took place with the firebrand actress Shanta Apte, when Prabhat Film company threatened her to take legal action if she worked in films of other companies, breaking their contract. She was a tough person. She staged a demonstration at the gates of Prabhat film company and also sat for Fasting (अन्न सत्याग्रह). Newspaper reporters were called, and for the fear of bad publicity, Prabhat compromised and relieved Shanta Apte unconditionally !

The third name in the cast is Indira (Wadkar). In the 40’s and 50’s, there were 3 Indira named actresses. Indira Wadkar, Indira Billi (heroine of some Punjabi films) and Indira Bansal – the fat comedienne. Hansa Wadkar’s father had three sisters, Kesharbai, Indirabai and Sushilabai. Sushila was married to Master Vinayak, a renowned actor-director of the early era of Indian cinema. The elder sister as well as Indira Wadkar were acting in films and Indira was a classical singer as well. Indira acted in several films including ‘Duniya Kya Hai’ (aka ‘Resurrection’) (1937) and in films of Vinayak’s production company Hans Films like ‘Devata’ (1939) in Marathi. Indira used the surname Wadkar to avoid using the family name Salgaokar, for fear of reprisal from society against women acting in films. Her older sister, Kesharbai, was working in a film made by MG Rangnekar and suggested that Indira Wadkar work in films to sustain her family. She acted in 11 Hindi films. She was a popular shrewish mother in law in Marathi films.

Today’s song is a comedy duet sung by Chitalkar and Shamshad Begum. Enjoy.


Song- Mere dil ka dil ka mere dil ka kabootar(Roshni)(1949) Singers-Chitalkar, Shamshad Begam, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
Chitalkar + Shamshad Begam

Lyrics

mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka
o mere dil ka kabootar
tere chhajje pe bole
tere chhajje pe bole
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka kabootar

tere gali ke karoon main sau sau phere
saanjh sawere
tere gali ke karoon main sau sau phere
saanjh sawere
duniya kahe tu laila hai meri
main tera majnu
duniya kahe tu laila hai meri
main tera majnu
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka mere dil ka
haan mere dil ka kabootar tere chhajje pe bole
tere chhajje pe bole
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka kabootar

gali ke phere na kar more raja
ankhiyon mein aa jaa more raja
gali ke phere na kar more raja
ankhiyon mein aa jaa more raja
nazar bachaa ke main duniya se
palkon mein rakh loon
nazar bachaa ke main duniya se
palkon mein rakh loon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka mere dil ka
haan mere dil ka kabootar
tere chhajje pe bole
tere chhajje pe bole
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon goon goon goon goon
gutar goon goon..hoon
mere dil ka dil ka
mere dil ka kabootar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
ओ मेरे दिल का कबूतर
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
मेरे दिल का कबूतर

तेरी गली के करूँ मैं सौ सौ फेरे
साँझ सवेरे
तेरी गली के करूँ मैं सौ सौ फेरे
साँझ सवेरे
दुनिया कहे तू लैला है मेरी
मैं तेरा मजनूँ
दुनिया कहे तू लैला है मेरी
मैं तेरा मजनूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
हाँ मेरे दिल का कबूतर
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का कबूतर

गली के फेरे ना कर मोरे राजा
अँखियों में आजा मोरे राजा
गली के फेरे ना कर मोरे राजा
अँखियों में आजा मोरे राजा
नज़र बचा के मैं दुनिया से
पलकों में रख लूँ
नज़र बचा के मैं दुनिया से
पलकों में रख लूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का
हाँ मेरे दिल का कबूतर
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
तेरे छज्जे पे बोले
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ गूँ
गुटर गूँ गूँ गूँ॰॰हूँ
मेरे दिल का दिल का
मेरे दिल का कबूतर


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.

This is the 1,100th post by Arunkumar Deshmukh.

Blog Day :

5083 Post No. : 17006

POST NO. 1100  !!!!

Today, I have mixed feelings in my mind. One way, I am happy that I am posting my 1,100th article here and on the other way, I am wondering how did I achieve this all? My first post came up here on 1-10-2012, though I had been posting my comments on the Blog’s other posts since the end of 2010. That time I had not even dreamt that I would ever write 1100 articles here or that I would remain connected with this Blog for almost 10 years continuously.
 
A habit of seeing old films and jotting down all the film details in my diary later that day turned into almost a career of writing articles on old films, its people, songs and anecdotes etc, in the last part of my life. Not many people start a second inning after retiring from a job of 35 years – that too absolutely unconnected to what one did in the last so many years !
 
That way my life has been taking unexpected turns at every stage, unconnected with what I did earlier. After coming in the merit list of 12th standard, I joined Medical College. Midway through the first year of M.B.B.S. I left it and joined Agriculture college. I won the All India Best Cadet N.C.C. Trophy at Delhi, as a Senior Under Officer. After graduating in Agriculture, I declined the Govt. Officer’s post in the department and became a Medical Representative in Glaxo, then All India No. 1 company. After 35 years in this field, I retired as General Manager-Marketing !
 
During this period I excelled in Astrology and won the ‘Jyotish Praveen’ title from Poona Mahasabha. I also earned a Brown Belt in Judo, besides acting in dramas etc. I traveled all over India, Pakistan. Nepal and Sri Lanka, U.K. and USA. After retirement I visited Europe, Switzerland and Australia with my wife.
 
With all this done, I turned to my original love – old films and music. I learnt how to use a Computer at the age of 71 years and  using old surviving diaries started writing articles on this Blog. I interviewed close relatives of a few old-time artistes and published them on the internet. I have written on Marathi films, Telugu films and even Kannada films on different blogs. There was a time when I wrote on 5 to 6 different Blogs at a time on different topics like history of films and film songs etc. But my first love has always been AtulSongADay. I honestly believe that I could do all this in this field due to the encouragement of Atul Ji. My heartfelt thanks to him. I must also mention the name of Sudhir ji, who has always supported and helped me. We have been very good friends and are in constant touch. Thanks, Sudhir ji.
In this Blog, I got good company from friends, many I have been able to meet also BUT I HAVE YET TO MEET ATUL JI. I have never even talked to him on phone anytime ! I wish that before I end all this game, we meet at least ONCE !
At this juncture, I did some self assessment. I have kept all the logbooks wherein I first hand-write my articles, before typing them. I have 27 such log books chronicling all my 1100 posts as well as interviews, lined up serially with dates of writing, date of posting on the Blog, serial number, film,song and year details of each post. I found out some statistics.
 
In these 1,100 articles, I have written on songs from films of 1930-40 (152), 1941-50 (417), 1951-60 (412), 1961-70 (46), 1971-80 (27), 1981-90 (8), 1991-2000 (5), 2000-2010(1) 2011-20 (3)  and NFS – 29 = Total 1,100 articles. This works out to 89% posts on films from 1932 to 1960 and only 11%  after 1961. So the fact remains that less than 100 posts are done for films of the post 1961 period, contrary to my estimate of about 200 such posts. This makes me ‘The Grand Old Man’ (पुराण पुरुष) in true sense.
 
Coming to today’s film, ‘Jhamela’ (1953) was a film made by Master Bhagwan after his colossal hit film ‘Albela’ of 1951. Prior to ‘Albela’, Bhagwan was making and directing only stunt films. The making of ‘Jhamela’ has an interesting history. After ‘Albela’, Bhagwan wanted to make a film called ‘Beta Laadla’ with Raj Kapoor and Nargis. He had talked to Raj and he had accepted it for Rs. 55,000 only. Bhagwan had kept RK’s cheque also ready. Meanwhile there was a party to celebrate the ‘Albela’ success, at Sai Prasad, CR’s house.
 
During the party, there was a discussion about Bhagwan’s next social film and PL Santoshi announced ‘Jhamela’ as his next film. Bhagwan was surprised and said,”What jhamela ? There is no story, nothing.” Santoshi said “The story can come later. First you make an announcement. The name is catchy and CR will give music”. Due to pressure from guests like S Mukherjee, CR, Santoshi and other guests, Bhagwan made the official announcement.
 
However, in spite of the success of ‘Albela’, Bhagwan’s luck started going down and down. Though he made many films like ‘Jhamela’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Bhagam Bhag’, ‘Bhala Admi’, ‘Pyara Dushman’, ‘Kar Bhala’, ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’, ‘Sachche Ka Bolbala’, ‘Hum Deewane’, ‘La Bela’ etc., he did not see same luck again. ‘Bhagam Bhag’, ‘Pyara Dushman’, and ‘Shola Jo Bhadke’ did somewhat better.
 
It was from the film ‘Albela’ that CR gave music to Bhagwan’s film in his real name. Prior to this, he gave music to his stunt films as ‘Annasaheb’.This type of use of pen names was followed by many MDs. GM Durrani gave music as Gunjan, SD Batish gave music as Nirmal Kumar. Snehal Bhatkar used several names like Vasudev, B Vasudev, VG Bhatkar and Snehal, before taking up another pen name Snehal Bhatkar for the rest of his career. Actually his name was Vasudeo and Snehal was his daughter’s name. These are well known, but today I will tell you 2 pen names FIRST time on the internet – on this Blog! Hardly anybody knows that Anil Biswas gave music to film ‘Begunah’ (1949) in the name of Haribhai. His co-MD in this film was Shyamu – none other than C Ramchandra. This information is given in the Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema by Rajadhyaksha on pages 67 and 190.
 
Although the team for ‘Jhamela’ was the same as Albela and they tried their best, still ‘Jhamela’ was not successful. Somebody had told Bhagwan that titles ending with ‘la‘ were lucky for him. Bhagwan tried this even, but he did not succeed in films like ‘Jhamela’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Kar Bhala’, ‘Sachche Ka Bolbala’ and ‘La-Bela’. All this led to Bhagwan’s downfall to rock bottom. He had to sell his houses, cars etc and go back to the chawl where he had started from in his career. Bhagwan is a real case of ‘Rags to Riches to Rags‘.
 
Today’s song is a duet of Lata and Chitalkar.  I like duets of 2 pairs – Hemant Kumar – Lata, and Chitalkar – Lata, in that order. Even for my 1000th post on 18-8-2021  I had selected a CR song, but it was a chorus of Amirbai, Rajkumari, Durrani, Khan Mastana and CR. Today is 18-6-2022 – a gap of 10 months and 100 songs…an average of 10 posts every month for the last 10 months !
 
I once again thank all those who helped me in this fruitful journey. Enjoy the CR-Lata duet.
[Author’s Note – Some information is used from book ‘EK ALBELA’ by Isak Mujawar-with thanks. and my notes.]


Song- Kaho Ji Kaho Ji Kaho Ji, Kahin Tumse Hui Hai Mulaqaat (Jhamela) (1953) Singers – Lata Mangeshkar, Chitalkar, Lyricist – Rajendra Krishan, MD- C Ramchandra
Lata Mangeshkar + Chitalkar

Lyrics

kaho ji kaho ji kaho ji
kahin tumse hui hai mulaqaat
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

jhoothe bahaane banaana
ye hai mardon ki aadat puraani
h h
aurat pe bharosa na karna
sun rakhi hai hamne kahaani
hato ji hato ji hato ji
mardon ki jhoothi hai zaat
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

seekha kahan se ye tumne
raah chalte galey pad jaana
tum aise kahaan ke haseen ho
zara dho ke suratiya aana
achchha ji achchha ji achhha ji
tum to din ko bhi kehte ho raat
ja ja
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

jaao bade tum wo ho
pachhtaaye tumhen munh laga ke
parvaah bhi yahan hai kisi ko
jaate ho to meri balaa se
aji bolo ji bolo ji bolo ji
ab kiski hui hai maat
suno ji suno ji suno ji
hamen yaad nahin hai ye baat
kaho ji
kaho ji
kaho ji

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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कहो जी कहो जी कहो जी
कहीं तुमसे हुई है मुलाक़ात
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी

झूठे बहाने बनाना
ये मर्दों की आदत पुरानी
ह ह
औरत पे भरोसा ना करना
सुन रखी है हमने कहानी
हटो जी हटो जी हटो जी
मर्दों की झूठी है ज़ात
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी

सीखा कहाँ से ये तुमने
राह चलते गले पड़ जाना
तुम ऐसे कहाँ के हसीं हो
ज़रा धो के सुरतिया आना
अच्छा जी अच्छा जी अच्छा जी
तुम दिन को भी कहते हो रात
जा जा
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी

जाओ बड़े तुम वो हो
पछताए तुम्हें मुंह लगा के
परवाह भी यहाँ है किसी को
जाते हो तो मेरी बला से
अजी बोलो जी बोलो जी बोलो जी
अब किसकी हुई है मात
सुनो जी सुनो जी सुनो जी
हमें याद नहीं है ये बात
कहो जी
कहो जी
कहो जी


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 :

4991 Post No. : 16886

One can easily get philosophical too, besides the celebratory aspect. So okay, one more year, one more Holi celebration, one more set of songs posted. . .  And the wheel of life continues to roll. . .

Into the fourteenth year of continuous daily publication, since July 2008. And we have gone past on the way, fourteen Holi celebrations. In the earlier post today, Peevesie’s Mom ji has written that we have 66 Holi songs already posted here. She refers to one of my earlier posts, in which I have written that the Hindi cinema has an intense liking for this festival. And that we still have quite a number of Holi celebration songs that are awaiting discovery out there, and also, waiting to take their place on this blog.

As I check on the Geet Kosh, I am able to identify three Holi songs in 1932, almost immediately.  There is a film by the name ‘Raas Vilaas’ from this year. The song list of this film includes the following two song titles, which are clearly Holi songs. The first one is “Ab To Ghanshyaam Mache Holi, Ab To Sukhdhaam Mache Holi”. The second one from the same film is “Rang Rangee Main Ab Rang Na Daalo”.

In the same year, there is a film by the name ‘Zaalim Jawaani’ that has a song with the title “Biraj Dhoom Machaayo Kaanha”. Like wise, I am sure there are going to be many more songs for this celebration, where the song title may not immediately lend itself for identification. Ah but. . . how longingly one wishes we had all the songs available with us.

A similar search today has led to me to this very rare song from the 1943 film ‘Zabaan’. The rarity can be measured by the fact that this song is not yet available anywhere on line. I am able to locate it in my collection, and have uploaded it today. In all likelihood, this is the first time this song has been brought online.

It is a very attractive composition. Music is from the mind of C Ramchandra and the singing voices are of Ishwar Lal and Kaushalya, supported by chorus. The lyrics of this song are written by Ratan Piya. I was wondering whether this is a new songwriter for the blog. But no, this poet has written a few songs for the film ‘Shakuntala’, also from 1943, and some of those songs are already showcased here. As I checked the Geet Kosh, I find this name appear only for three films, these two fillms from 1943 and one from 1944 (‘Maali’). After that we do not hear from this poet.

Although quite late in the day, but I would still prompt the readers to listen to this wonderful melody. And maybe not too late either. The astrological computations of the Indian system, being based on the lunar cycle does not exactly synchronize with the standard calendars that are based on solar cycles. The full moon day started around mid day yesterday, and continued well almost up to 2 pm today. And the day that we traditionally called ‘dhulendi’, which is the day of playing Holi with colors and water, continues till tomorrow. And so, although the official holiday for Holi this year has been listed for today, as the astrological charts of the Indian system, ‘dhulendi’ is tomorrow. Now figure this out as well as we can.

Early rather than late, or may be later rather than earlier – based on which system you would prefer, here is wishing all readers and friends, a very auspicious, colorful and happy Holi.

Listen to this newly available old melody, and enjoy.


Song – Aai Aai Re Rangeeli Holi Aai Re  (Zabaan) (1943) Singer – Ishwarlal, Kaushalya, Lyrics – Ratan Piya, MD – C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re
aaj jholi khushi ki bhar laai re
aaj jholi khushi ki bhar laai re
khushi ki bhar laai re
ho aai re

ho oo oo oo oo
holi ko dekh badi machti umangen
ho oo oo oo oo
holi ko dekh badi machti umangen
rangon ko dekhte hi chadti tarangen
rangon ko dekhte hi chadti tarangen
jaise paani mein aag lagaai re
jaise paani mein aag lagaai re
ho aag lagaai re
ho aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re

laal aur gulaal le ke phirte hain saare
laal aur gulaal le ke phirte hain saare
pheeke bina saajan ji ke saare. . .
pheeke bina saajan ji ke saare
yaad preetam ki mann mein jagaai re
ho mein jagaai re
ho aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re

bhaye sajaniya mahina rangeela
bhaye sajaniya mahina rangeela
ghere na koi tujhe baanka chhabeela
ghere na koi tujhe baanka chhabeela
kaan(?) bahuton ne tujh pe lagaai re
kaan(?) bahuton ne tujh pe lagaai re
ho tujh pe lagaai re
ho aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
aai aai re
rangeeli holi aai re
rangeeli holi aai re. . .
ho aai re

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir Kapur)
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आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे
आज झोली खुशी की भर लाई रे
आज झोली खुशी की भर लाई रे
खुशी की भर लाई रे
हो आई रे

हो ओ ओ ओ
होली को देख बड़ी मचती उमंगें
हो ओ ओ ओ
होली को देख बड़ी मचती उमंगें
रंगों को देखते ही चढ़ती तरंगें
रंगों को देखते ही चढ़ती तरंगें
जैसे पानी में आग लगाई रे
जैसे पानी में आग लगाई रे
हो आग लगाई रे
हो आई रे
आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे

लाल और गुलाल ले के फिरते हैं सारे
लाल और गुलाल ले के फिरते हैं सारे
फीके बिना साऊ जी के हैं सारे॰ ॰ ॰
फीके बिना साऊ जी के हैं सारे
याद प्रीतम की मन में जगाई रे
हो मन में जगाई रे
हो आई रे
आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे

भए सजनीया महिना रंगीला
भए सजनीया महिना रंगीला
घेरे ना कोई तुझे बांका छबीला
घेरे ना कोई तुझे बांका छबीला
कान(?) बहुतों ने तुझ पे लगाई रे
कान(?) बहुतों ने
हो तुझ पे लगाई रे
हो आई रे

आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
आई आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे
रंगीली होली आई रे॰ ॰ ॰
हो आई रे


This article is written by Avinash Scrapwala, 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 :

4986 Post No. : 16874

Today 13th March 2022 is the eighty-nineth birthday of Singer Sulochana Kadam (DoB 13th March’1933) who later became Sulochana Chavan.

I think she has sung many songs during the ‘golden period’ of HFM, but the total number of songs sung by her is yet to be determined. However, the blog so far has sixty-three songs containing her voice.

She had also sung many famous and popular ‘laavanis’ in Marathi Film Music and that is why she is popularly known as the ‘Laavni-samradhni’ in Marathi music.

Today on her birthday I am presenting a song from the movie “Baabuji-1950” which is lying with us since long. Incidentally I had presented a song from the same movie on her birthday last year in ‘2021’.

“Baabuji” or ‘Babooji’ was directed by Bhagwan for ‘Uday Productions, Bombay’.

It had Bhagwan, Leela Gupte, Baburao, Usha Shukla, Vasant Rao, Azeem, Jani, Mirajkar, Zafar, Vitthalrao, Dhondu, Anmanta, Swami and others.

This movie had nine songs written by Ehsaan Rizvi and composed by music director P. Ramakant (i.e., C. Ramchandra ji).

HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) lists the songs of this movie as given below; (in order of their appearing on this movie (Babooji-1950) page in HFGK)

SNo Song Title Singer/s Posted On
01 Saawanwa umdaa aaye ho Sulochana Kadam 13.03.2021
02 Baat meri maan lo ji, baat meri maan lo Sulochana Kadam,Anna Saheb
03 Milne nahin paate hain naina lachaaye huye Sulochana Kadam
04 Zaraa sunte jaana ho do dilon ka afsaanaa Sulochana Kadam,Anna Saheb 23.08.2013
05 Nazar se nazar lad gayi Sulochana Kadam 12.09.2018
06 Rewdiyaan hain rewdiyaan Sulochana Kadam,Anna Saheb
07 Kyun pareshaan huye Sulochana Kadam Being presented today
08 Jo bigad gayi wo qismat hoon Sulochana Kadam 22.11.2017
09 Gorey gorey mukh se jo ghoonghat hataawjo Anna Saheb

So far, four songs from this movie “Babuji-1950” have been posted on the blog. Today’s song is the fifth song from this movie to be posted on the blog.

Let us hope that we get all the songs from this movie here on the blog as early as possible. 😊

Let us now listen to today’s lovely song and wish a very happy birthday to Sulochana Kadam and our wishes for her healthy and peaceful life ahead.


Song-Kyun pareshaan huye (Babuji)(1950) Singer-Sulochana Kadam, Lyrics-Ehsan Rizvi, MD-P Ramakant (C Ramchandra)

Lyrics

Kyun pareshaan huye
Kyun pareshaan huye ae
Hamne dekha jo tumhe
Kyun pareshaan huye ae
Man ke bhi ee
Meet bane ae
Dil ke bhi mehmaan huye
Ae ji dil ke bhi mehmaan huye
Kyun pareshaan huye
Hamne dekha jo tumhe
Kyun pareshaan huye

Ik nazar dekh liya
Aa aa aa aa aa
Ik nazar dekh liya
Ismein kya meri khataa aa aa
Kuchh bigaada to nahin
Apna hi nuksaan kiya
Apna dil tumko diya
Apna dil tumko diya
Dil ke tum armaan huye
Ae ji dil ke tum armaan huye
Kyun pareshaan huye
Hamne dekha jo tumhe
Kyun pareshaan huye

Munh se kuchh kehte nahin
ee ee ee ee ee
Munh se kuchh kehte nahin
Dil mein jo kar jaate ho
Jaane kya baat hai
Reh reh ke jo yaad aate ho
Din bhi kuchh aise nahin
Din bhi kuchh aise nahin
Beete hain pehchaan huye
Ae ji beete hain pehchaan huye
Kyun pareshaan huye ae
Hamne dekha jo tumhe
Kyun pareshaan huye


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

Blog Day :

4964 Post No. : 16835

Today’s song is from a C grade Stunt film – ” Bach ke rehna-1949″.

Whenever I select a stunt film song to discuss and start writing the post, I become very nostalgic and emotional. This happens because a lot of memories of my early life are connected with these types of films. It is difficult for any person to accept that a Stunt film can make someone emotional, I understand. But this is the reality.

I grew up in a time when seeing such low grade films was a matter of disgrace for the middle class people. Stunt and action films in Hindi and Hollywood films made by Republic serial based on Jungle adventures, Space travels and Supernatural Heroes, supposedly were for lower classes, the uneducated and the daily wage earners. There used to be some equally C grade cinema halls in areas where such population was maximum, which regularly showed these films. Compared to posh theatres in better localities, these cinema halls had affordable ticket rates and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, there used to be ” Morning Shows” at 10 or 11 am, during which such films as well as old Hindi and English films were shown in their second, third or even fourth runs, at reduced rates.

An interesting thing about the audience of such films was their active involvement with the happenings on the screen. When the fights used to be shown, there were shouts of encouragement for the Hero and also protests and discouraging shouts against the villains. In case the scene showed that the villain was taking the uppe hand, the audience used to provide advice to Hero loudly and the others would laugh at that ! The entire theatre thus responded without fail. I wont say if I too did like that, occasionally !

In the late 40’s and early 5o’s, I have seen many films of the 30’s and the 40’s decades in such morning shows only. However, seeing these films was not an easy task. As far as money was concerned, that was no problem, but on Fridays and Saturdays, school was there. Saturdays were half day school,alright. At times, I used to skip Friday or Saturday school and receive punishments the next day. The joy of adventure and seeing the film was easily compensating enough for the troubles taken.

My father was too busy in his vocation as a successful advocate, but my mother used to be worried about my studies due to my love for films. However I used to make her happy by being in the first 3 ranks in school and also passed with merit in my 12th examination. Therefore there were no complaints ( except occasional remarks by school teachers) about my studies.

When I remember all this, I feel that the generations born in later decades – who grew up in the 60’s onwards, have really missed all the fun of the stunt and action films. B the 70’s, all such films had stopped completely. Those cinema halls showing these films were re-developed into modern theatres and the audience too changed from action lovers to music and comedy lovers. Our action Heroes were seen in the roles of grandfathers and negligible roles in the films now. Most actors disappeared and the era of anxiety, adventure and daredevil stunts got replaced by SFX For people like us, the charm ended because we know today’s action scenes are machine-managed heroics and none done by actors themselves ! Sigh !!!

Today’s film Bach ke rehna-49 was one such C grade stunt film directed by Master Bhagwan. His close friend C.Ramchandra used to give music to most of his films, but under different names like Annasaheb or Ram Chitalkar or even P.Ramakant ( his assistant by name Ramakant Paingankar). This he did to preserve his identity as C.Ramchandra upper grade social, comedy and musical films. The cast of Bhagwan’s film was predictable.

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, Azeem Bhai, Shanta Patel, Chanchal, Leela Gupte, Usha Shukla and Vitha Lokare. In this film the cast was Baburao, Bhagwan, Vasantrao, Azeem bhai, Leela Gupte, Razia ( sister of actress Suraiya Zulfi) and others.

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 a lot of 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 ?). In almost all his films the songs and dialogues were by Ehsan Rizvi.

Luck is a funny thing. In this world it is difficult to say who will be lucky and when and on whom Lady Luck will smile. Lyricist Ehsan Rizvi’s case falls under this uncertainty. Born on 26-1-1914 in U.P., Rizvi came to Bombay at the age of 24. He was a good poet and writer. He wanted to try his luck in the films. How he got a break in films is an interesting thing.

Master Bhagwan entered the film world with the silent film ‘ Bewafa Aashiq’-30. His first talkie film was ‘Himmat-e-Marda’-34. 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 he was 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-38. He called Ehsan Rizvi and gave him a scene and asked him to write dialogues. He came back with the dialogues. After reading Bhagwan was astonished. The scene started with one villager saying ” Ram Ram Bhaiya ji. Kaise ho ?” He asked Ehsan, ‘ being a Muslim, how have you written this?” He replied,” we start any work with God’s name. As your story is Hindu based, I wrote Ram Ram. If it was Muslim film, I would have written Allah”. Bhagwan was impressed and he gave him not only this film but Ehsan became a member of his group. He wrote songs, story and dialogues of at least 25 films of Bhagwan.

After the fall of Bhagwan’s fortunes. Bhagwan himself advised him to work in other banners as he was no longer in a position to make films now. 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-59, Mughal-e-Azam-60, Woh kaun thi-64, Aan milo sajna-71, Gopichand jasoos-82 etc etc. He had shared the Film Fare award for dialogues of Mughal e Azam-60, with 3 other writers. He died on 16-1-1983.

Today’s song is sung by Sulochana Chavan. Its tune reminds me of Rafi’s song ” wo apni yaad bhulane ko” from the film Jugnu-1947. otherwise it is a good song.


Song- Wo apna bana kar chhod gaye (Bach Ke Rehna)(1949) Singer- Sulochana Kadam, Lyricist- Ehsan Rizvi, MD- Anna Saheb (C Ramchandra)

Lyrics

wo apna bana kar chhod gaye
saawan ki andheri raaton mein
dil pyaar ke haathon doob gaya
aansoo ki bhari barsaaton mein

hum aahen na bharne paaye thhe
fariyaad na karne paaye thhe
tapke na thhe aansoo aankhon se
shiqwa na zabaan par laaye thhe
dekha jo zara sa hans ke hamen
dekha jo zara sa hans ke hamen
phir aa gaye unki baaton mein
wo apna bana kar chhod gaye
saawan ki andheri raaton mein
dil pyaar ke haathon doob gaya
aansoo ki bhari barsaaton mein

wo apna bana kar chhod gaye
saawan ki andheri raaton mein
dil pyaar ke haathon doob gaya
aansoo ki bhari barsaaton mein

chaahat ne hamen badnaam kiyaa
majboor kiya barbaad kiya
chaahat ne hamen badnaam kiyaa
majboor kiya barbaad kiya
ik hook si uthhi seene se
jab dil ne kisi ko yaad kiyaa
aankhon se aansoo behne lage
aankhon se aansoo behne lage
yaa taare toote raaton mein
wo apna bana kar chhod gaye
saawan ki andheri raaton mein
dil pyaar ke haathon doob gaya
aansoo ki bhari barsaaton mein


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Blog Day :

4919 Post No. : 16747

C Ramchandra – 40th remembrance day anniversary on 05/01/2022
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Rafi Sahab’s Legendary Associations – 7
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Rafi sahab sang 80 + songs under C. Ramchandra, starting from 1946 to 1977 beginning with Bachchon ka Khel(1) and Safar(2) in 1946. This is followed by 6 songs in ‘Saajan’(1947), two each in “Khidki’ and ‘Nadiya ke Paar’ in 1948.

Two of the most melodious Solos, which made both Rafi sahab and C. Ramchandra , famous have seen the light of day by this time. ‘These are ‘keh ke bhi na aaye tum, ab chhupne lage taare’ in Safar 1946 and ‘ham ko tumhaara hi aasra tum hamaare ho na ho’ in Saajan 1947. Geeta Dutt, Lalita Deulkar and Shamshad Begum feature in group songs and duets with Rafi in all these films till 1949.

Then there is Duniya 1949 with Suraiyya, where Rafi sahab sings two duets and two solos.

‘Namoona’ 1949 has the first ever Rafi-Lata Duet (tadpa ke mujhe ab chhod diya ) under C. Ramchandra.

There are no more solos for Rafi Sahab, till ‘Insaaniyat’ 1955, where Rafi Sahab is part of 11 songs including 5 solos, out of total 17 songs in the film. The journey continued with films like Lutera 1955, ‘Nausherwan-e-adil’ in 1957, ‘Amar Deep’ in 1958, ‘Paigham’ in 1959 and ‘Sarhad’ in 1960. Here they both take a break from each other, I mean C. Ramchandra and Rafi Sahab, till 1970 where they work together for “Rootha na karo”. Lastly Rafi Sahab sings teams up with C. Ramchandra in 1977 for the film ‘Akbar Saleem Anarkali’ where he sings 3 duets with the south Indian legend P. Susheela.

The association seems inconsistent, with gaps in between, and appears inadequate. But by 1960 Rafi Sahab had made his name as the foremost playback singer and C. Ramchandra’s career was petering out. The fact that C. Ramchandra himself was a singer of repute, could have been one of the reasons for there being so less songs in the 50’s decade. While Rafi sahab was giving block buster musical scores for established and non-established composers through 50’s, C. Ramchandra was also making great music with films like ‘Anarkali’, Shabistaan, Albela, Azaad and Navrang etc.

The song I am presenting in this tribute post on remembrance day for C. Ramchandra is a duet song from the film ‘Saanwariya’ 1949. Lalita Deulekar is the co-singer in this song, which is written by P. L. Santoshi. I have counted 30+ songs written by P. L. Santoshi in the excel sheet of Rafi songs, between 1948 to 1968. With Lalita Deulkar, there are total 8 songs including 2 group songs.

Here is the total no. of songs to the credit of all three, composer, lyricist and co singer and the songs posted in the blog:

Artist Songs in blog Songs in HFM career
C Ramchandra(1942-1978) 556 110 movies(907)
P L Santoshi 212 664
Lalita Dewoolkar 34

The following 6 songs from Sanwariya (1949) are already posted in the blog:

Song Date of post
Preet kiye pachhtaayee re saanwariya 30 september 2012
Duaa dene waalon hamen do duaayen 2 October 2012
Jaani re hum jaani re 22 January 2013
Chale gaye angrez english gaana nahin achcha 5 May 2014
Oonchi neechi hai sadak ghoda jaaye na bhadak 29 July 2016
Bedard zamaane mein dekho…Duniya waalon dil khol hanso 20 December 2017

The present song in 7th out of ten songs in the film. Only audio link is available, but from the lyrics it appears to be a ‘holi’ song. Quite a spirited song with chorus and the chhed-chhad mode, which is usually the case with holi songs.

While writing down the lyrics, I had to take the help of head phones, as this is a very old song, almost 73 years old. The audio quality is sometimes very poor, and this song record is the same. But surprisingly or not so surprisingly, its Rafi sahab’s voice which is crystal clear and stands out as the humanely divine sound, in the portions he sings alone and along-with chorus also. He sounds more amazing in the last stanza ‘kahat kabir……’ part and the inevitable alaap in between.

If anyone present in that recording studio in 1948-49, is still alive today, surely could not have forgotten the sound of the echoing divinity of the singing voice, where it seems as if the primitive microphone in front of Rafi sahab is much too hungry to absorb his powerful voice. Or was the technique for echo in sound recording was in use back then?

I will hold this thought, till I find another amazing rendition by Rafi Sahab.


Song-Zara bach ke ho zara bach ke(Saanwariya)(1949) Singers-Mohammed Rafi, Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Arra ra ra ra ra ra
Ra ra ra ra ra
Zara bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke ae

Zara bach ke
Ho zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke
O zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Hori ke yaar chale
Bhang pi ke
Chale bhang pi ke
Ho chale bhang pi ke
Teri aankhon ke
Ho teri aankhon ke
Aaj sab rang pheeke
Sab rang pheeke
Ho sab rang pi ke
Khelan ko hori
Woh aaye rahi gori
Khelan ko hori
Woh aaye rahi gori
Jawaani mein ras ke
Haan ras ke
Haan ras ke
Arey zara bach ke
O zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Gaaon ka chhoraa
Shehar ki hai chhori
Shehar ki chhori
Hai shehar ki chhori
Gori ke dhun mein jame
Khoob jora jori
jora jori
Ho jame joraa jori
Maar daalo
Maar daalo
Dil ko sambhalo
Maar daalo
Maar daalo
Dil ko sambhalo
Jo khaaye raha
gajke
Haan gajke
Haan gajke
O zara bach ke
Ho zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhaari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke

Sunne ke a’adi
Hazaar do gaali
hazaar gaali
Do hazaar gaali
Arey chhoren na tum ko
Qasam hai khaali
Qasam khaali
Hai qasam khaali
Kehat kabir rr
Ho oo ooo
Oooooo
Kehat kabir
dekho maaro abeer
Kehat kabir
dekho maaro abeer
Zara soch samajh ke
Samajh ke
Samajh ke
O zara bach ke
zara bach ke
Maaro pichkaari
Kalaayi tumhari
Na lachke
Haan re
Zara bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke
Bach ke ae


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Blog Day :

4919 Post No. : 16746

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2012-2022) – Song No. 05
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This date ten years ago (viz 5 January 2012) was another typically productive day for the blog. As many as six songs were covered on that day.

Here are the details of the songs that were covered on 5 January 2012:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
5249 Dheere se aaj ri ankhiyan mein Albela (1951) Movie YIPPEED by now
5250 Hamne apna tumhe samjha ye badi bhool huyi Jitni Door Utne Paas(1960)(Unreleased) Unreleased movie. Total number of songs not known
5251 Umr huyi tumse miley phir bhi jaane kyun Bahurani(1963) Movie YIPPEED by now
5252 In aankhon ko tumhe apna banaane ki tamanna hai Daal Mein Kaala(1964) 3 songs out of 8 covered so far
5253 Duniya banaane waale yehi hai meri iltezaa Hindustan Ki Kasam(1973) Movie YIPPEED by now
5254 Meri soni meri tamanna jhoothha nahin hai mera pyaar Yaadon KI Baaraat (1973) Movie YIPPEED by now

We can see that only one movie out of six whose songs were covered ten years ago is still eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge.

“Daal Mein Kaala”(1964) was dircted by Satyen Bose. The movie had Kishore Kumar, Nimmi, Agha Om Prakash, Abhi Bhatttacharya, Kammo etc in it.

The movie had eight songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the blog so far.

Here is the fourth song of “Daal Mein Kaala”(1964) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Asha Bhonsle and female chorus. P L Santoshi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised as a dance song on Kammo and others.

Lyrics of this song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.

audio link:

video link:

Song-Tum chale aaye badi meharbaani (Daal Mein Kaala)(1964) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

lo o o ho gayee shaam
taarey nikal aa aaye ae ae
milan ke ae
door se ae ae
koyee geet gaaye ae ae
galey mil rahey hain
bichhdey huye ae ae aey sab
haayye aey ae ae
lekin tum na aaaye
tum na aaye

ye ae ae pyaaraa samaa
ye mausam ki jawaanee
tum chaley aaye
hoyye ae
tum chaley aaye badee meharbaanee
badi meharbaani
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaani
badi meharbani

hey aey ae aisaa nashaa
ke dil karey naadaanee
tum chaley aaye
hoyye ae ae
tum chaley aaye badee meharbaanee
badi meharbani
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaanee
badi meharbani

o o roothhne waaley ae
biraha mein tumhaarey ae
huye haal kyaa kya
naa poochho hamaarey
o roothhne waaley ae
biraha mein tumhaarey aey
huye haal kyaa kya
naa poochho hamaarey
laakh bujhaaye dil ki bujhey na
sookh gayaa haayye sookh gayaa
nainon ka paani
tum chaley aaye ae
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaanee
badi meharbaani
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaanee
badi meharbaani

ho oo tumhee ho woh zaalim
tadpaaney waaley ae
jisko kiyaa thhaa dil ye hawaaley
tumhee ho woh zaalim
tadpaaney waaley ae ae
jisko kiyaa thhaa dil ye hawaaley
meri nazar se uss din bachke
chaley gaye tum chaley gaye
de ke nishaani
tum chaley aaye
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaanee
badi meharbaanee
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaani
badi meharbaani

ye ae ae pyaaraa samaa
ye mausam ki jawaanee
tum chaley aaye
hoyye aey
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaanee
badi meharbaani
tum chaley aaye
badee meharbaanee
badi meharbaani


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Blog Day :

4900 Post No. : 16705

Some people may have noticed that today is the 4900th day for the blog. So today the blog completes a century. Unlike blog centuries, this time bound century gets clocked automatically without any conscius effort on our part.

I looked back at all the 49 time bound centuries that the blog has clocked so far. Here are their details :-

Blog day number Date Songs posted on the day
100 26 October 2008 2
200 3 February 2009 6
300 14 May 2009 6
400 22 August 2009 6
500 30 November 2009 4
600 10 March 2010 2
700 18 June 2010 2
800 26 September 2010 3
900 4 January 2011 3
1000 14 April 2011 6
1100 23 July 2011 6
1200 31 October 2011 5
1300 8 February 2012 8
1400 18 May 2012 5
1500 26 August 2012 7
1600 4 December 2012 4
1700 14 March 2013 9
1800 22 June 2013 DOT day
1900 30 September 2013 2
2000 8 January 2014 6
2100 18 April 2014 6
2200 27 July 2014 3
2300 4 November 2014 4
2400 12 February 2015 5
2500 23 May 2015 2
2600 31 August 2015 DOT day
2700 9 December 2015 4
2800 18 March 2016 3
2900 26 July 2016 6
3000 4 October 2016 4
3100 12 January 2017 4
3200 22 April 2017 3
3300 31 July 2017 4
3400 8 November 2017 4
3500 16 February 2018 4
3600 27 May 2018 2
3700 4 September 2018 3
3800 13 December 2018 2
3900 23 March 2019 2
4000 1 July 2019 3
4100 9 October 2019 1
4200 17 January 2020 2
4300 26 April 2020 3
4400 4 August 2020 5
4500 12 November 2020 4
4600 20 February 2021 1
4700 31 May 2021 7
4800 8 September 2021 3
4900 17 December 2021 2

One can notice that a few posts were covered on most century days. There were two exceptions, namely day 1800 (22 july 2013) and 2600 (31 august 2015) that were DOT days. The highest number of posts, viz 9, were published on 1700th day (14 may 2013).

I thought that I should cover a song from movies that have figured on an earlier century day. But I realised that it was easier said than done. Most century day movies have since been YIPPEED or otherwise no songs from those movies are available.

With some difficulty, I zeroed in on a movie namely “Devtaa”(1956). A song from this movie had appeared on the blog on the 1000th day on 14 april 2011. More than one decade later, this movie still remnains unYIPPEED and its remnaining songs are readily available. So songs of this movie are good candidates for my blog century day challenge.

“Devtaa”(1956) was produced by K S Narayanan and directed by Patanna for Narayanan and Company, Bombay. This “kaalpnik” movie had Anjali Devi, Vyjyanti Mala, Ganesh, Kumari Kamla, Bipin Gupta, Krishna Kumari, Agha Indira, Nambiar, Roop Kumar, Kamal Krishn etc in it.

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

Here is the sixth song from “Devtaa”(1956) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised on Vyjyanti Mala and Gemini Ganeshan (mentioned as Ganesh in the credits).

So, here is a movie whose songs figured in the blog on 1000th day and also on the 4900thday of the blog.


Song-Zaalim teri aankhon ne kya cheez pila di hai (Devta)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

zaalim teri aankhon ne
kya cheez pila di hai
zaalim teri aankhon ne
kya cheez pila di hai
ulfat ke siva saari
duniya hi bhula di hai

bas ek nazar dekha
aur loot liya dil ko
bas ek nazar dekha
aur loot liya dil ko
lutkar bhi mere dil ne
khush hoke dua di hai
zaalim teri aankhon ne
kya cheez pila di hai

jab se tujhe dekha hai
kuchh hosh nahin mujhko
jab se tujhe dekha hai
kuchh hosh nahin mujhko
har cheez zamaane ki
har cheez zamaane ki
nazron se gira di hai
zaalim teri ankhon ne
kya cheez pila di hai

dil pyaar kare jis’se
wo dard diya dil ko
aa aa aa aa
aa aa
aa aa
dil pyaar kare jis’se
wo dard diya dil ko
jalne me maza aaye
jalne me maza aaye
wo aag laga di hai


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Blog Day :

4888 Post No. : 16686

“Amar Deep”(1958) was directed by T Prakashrao for Shivaji Productions, Bombay. This movie had Dev Anand, Vyjayantimala, Ragini, Johny Walker, Padmini, Pran, David, Bipin Gupta, Mukri, Shivraj etc with Guest appearances by Om Prakash, Anwar Hussain and Randheer.

The movie had 12 songs in it. Eleven songs have been covered in the past. Here are the details of the songs already covered in the blog:-

Blog post number Song Date of posting Singer(s)
1942 Taali lo dhintaanaa 18 September 2009 Asha Bhonsle
2085 Mere man ka baawraa panchhi kyun baar baar dole 24 October 2009 Lata Mangeshkar
3038 Dekh hamen aawaaz na denaa Multiple version song 28 September 2010 Rafi, Asha Bhonsle
6517 Dil ki duniya basa ke saanwariya 26 August 2012 Lata Mangeshkar
10641 Lene se inkaar nahin aur dene ko taiyyaar nahin 5 January 2015 Rafi
10942 Ab dar hai kiska pyaare 7 march 2015 Rafi
12685 Is jahaan ka pyaar jhoothhaa 13 December 2016 Asha Bhonsle, Rafi, Manna Dey
14406 Le lo le lo gubbaare 9 June 2018 C Ramchandra
15651 Laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke 9 June 2020 Asha Bhonsle
16673 Kisi din zara dekh mera bhi ho ke 25 November 2021 Asha Bhonsle

As one can see, this movie made its debut in the blog as far back as on 18 september 2009. Today, more than 12 years later, this movie finally finds its twelfth and final song getting covered in the blog.

This final song of “Amar Deep”(1958) is sung by Asha Bhonsle. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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

With this song, all the songs of “Amar Deep”(1958) have been covered in the blog. The movie thus joins the list of movies that have been YIPPEED in the blog.


Song-Ye jee chaahta hai kisi din main teri (Amar Deep)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

ye jee chahata hai kisi din main teri
nigaahon ki saari udaasi chura loon
agar ho ijaajat
agar ho inaayat
tere gham ko main apni kismat bana loon
ye jee chaahta hai

kidhar ja raha hai mohabbat ke raahi
kidhar ja raha hai mohabbat ke raahi
idhar dekh manzil teri mera dil hai
idhar dekh manzil teri mera dil hai
tujhe kya khabar hai
ye dil tera ghar hai
tu chaahe to is dil mein tujhko chhupa loon
ye jee chaahta hai

ajab ye safar hai teri zindagi ka
ajab ye safar hai teri zindagi ka
ke hai har kadam par andhera andhera
ke hai har kadam par andhera andhera
jo teri khushi ho to raaho mein teri
amar deep main apne dil ka jala loon
ye jee chaahta hai kisi din main teri
nigaaho ki saari udaasi chura loon
ye jee chaahta hai


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