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4554 Post No. : 16145

Today 5th January’2021 is the thirty-nineth ‘Remembrance Anniversary’ of music director C. Ramchandra (12.01.1918 – 05.01.1982) also known by the names of Anna Saheb and Chitalkar.

On this occasion here is song composed by him from the 1948 movie ‘Jalan’.

One song of ‘Jalan-1948’ have been posted on the blog on. Today’s song was noted by me more than six years back now. I had noted two songs then, the earlier posted one (which missed from my score 😊) and the today’s song. I like both the songs and particularly the today’s song. I think this one has been a forgotten gem.

Today’s song is also sung by Lalita Deulkar.

‘Jalan-1948’ was directed by Bhagwan for ‘Chandni Chitra, Bombay’. It was a ‘stunt movie’. It had Baburao, Bhagwan, Vasant Rao, Azim Bhai, Kanti Lal Ratan, Deepak, Deepak, Balaram, Yashwant, Mirajkar, Usha Shukla, Gaffar, Chanchala, Prema Lokre, Haresh Palav and others.

This movie had six songs written by Ehsan Rizvi and composed by Anna Saheb (or C. Ramchandra).
HFGK Vol-II (1941-1950) lists the songs as under;

S.No. Song Title Singers Posted On
01 Aaj basaa nain mere pyaar nayaa Gandhari, Chitalkar, chorus
02 Bataa do bataa do koi Lalita Deulkar 14.11.2016
03 Neer bhare morey nain sajanwa Lalita Deulkar
04 Jawaani hoti hai gaarat muhabbat aajmaane mein Chitalkar
05 Nazar mili tum bhi miley, ham bhi miley Lalita Deulkar, Chitalkar
06 Zaraa mere dil se poochho, mere dil ka afsaana Lalita Deulkar

Though I have not listened the other four songs from this movie, I am sure that they also must be good compositions, particularly when the music is by C. Ramchandra.

Let us now enjoy today’s song…


Song-Zara mere dil se poochho mere dil ka afsaana (Jalan)(1948) Singer-Lalita Deulkar, Lyrics-Ehsan Rizvi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana

udi aankh se neendein lekin
Tumne kuchh na jaana
Udi aankh se neendein lekin
Tumne kuchh na jaana
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana

Din to katen yaad mein lekin
Katen na lambi raaten aen aen aen aen
Din to katen yaad mein lekin
Katen na lambi raaten
Hansi hamaare honthon par hain
Nainon mein barsaatein
Hansi hamaare honthon par hain
Nainon mein barsaatein
Main na jaanoon samjhaana
Aur tum na jaano samajhna
Main na jaanoon samjhaana
Aur tum na jaano samajhna
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana

Preet ki reet na jaane koyi
Kya keh kar samjhaaun un un un un un
Preet ki reet na jaane koyi
Kya keh kar samjhaaun
Dil tode jhankaar na samjhe
Kaisa geet sunaaun
Dil tode jhankaar na samjhe
Kaisa geet sunaaun
Yahi soch kar sharmaaun main
Kaise bhed bataana
Yahi soch kar sharmaaun main
Kaise bhed bataana
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana
Zaraa mere dil se poochho
Mere dil ka afsaana


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Blog Day :

4545 Post No. : 16119

Today’s song is from a B grade Costume drama film- Teerandaz-1955.

The music was from an A grade composer who was going downhill via B and C grade films and within 2 years’ time, would walk into a path leading to the end of a spectacular musical career – C. Ramchandra. With the strong competition from New blood composers lika Shankar Jaikishan, Madanmohan, O P Naiyyar and others, C Ramchandra was finding it difficult to maintain his leading position.

In 1955, C Ramchandra had actually 8 films on hand, out of which film Baap re Baap slipped out of his hands and went to O P Naiyyar, leaving him with only 7 films. They were Yasmin, Teerandaz, Pehli Jhalak, Lutera, Insaniyat, Duniya Gol hai and Azaad. As far as the film Baap re Baap is concerned, C Ramchandra had composed 3 songs ( 2 Asha solos and 1 Kishore solo) before quitting the film. The songs remained in the film ( since its shooting was already done), but commercial records were not issued. Effectively, all the 8 songs out of the total 11 songs were by Asha Bhosle ( because of O P Naiyyar, obviously).

Film Insaniyat had Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar (for the first and the last time) together in the lead. The film was made in Madras, where C Ramchandra was quite popular amongst the Madrasi producers. There was a trained monkey ‘ Zippy ‘ in the film ( Baburao Patel had said that Zippy’s acting was the best in the film ! ). The monkey was brought from Hollywood. Out of the 7 films in 1955, film Yasmin was C Ramchandra’s favourite film. He is on record saying that he had taken extra efforts for that film. However Yasmin songs did not become very popular as he had expected and even the film was not very successful. C Ramchandra was upset, more also because it was made by Musical Pictures, a joint venture by Lata and C Ramchandra !

Film Teerandaz had only 6 songs and as expected all were Lata songs ( like all Asha songs in O P Naiyyar films). In 1956 C Ramchandra had only 3 films, in 1957 5 films. This was also the year when there was a rift and separation of C Ramchandra and Lata. Consequently, succeeding 3 years, C Ramchandra had only 4, 2 and 3 films. His downfall gained momentum.

The film was directed by H.S.Rawail. Harnam Singh Rawail aka H.S.Rawail was born in Lyallpur,Punjab, British India on 21-8-1921 and moved to Mumbai to aspire to be a filmmaker. Here he wrote lyrics for films, Veer kesari-38, Na hone wali baat-38 and Yaad rahe-40. Later, he moved to Calcutta where he wrote several film scripts and debuted as a director with Dorangia Daaku -1940. His three consecutive films; Shukriya-1944, Zid-1945 and Jhoothi Kasmen -1948; were commercial failures. His next film Patanga-49 was successful and was the seventh highest grossing Bollywood film of 1949. The film is still remembered for the song “Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon” sung by Shamshad Begum.

Later, Rawail’s nine consecutive films from 1949 till 1956 did not perform well at the box office. In March 1956, Rawail started with two new projects, Chaalbaaz with Meena Kumari and Baazigar with Vyjayantimala. Both the films were dropped eventually. However, in 1958 director Nanabhai Bhatt revived both the projects starring Nirupa Roy, Jairaj and a Dog- Tiger. Chitragupta was the MD for both films. Chaalbaaz-58 was a Stunt film and Baazigar a Costume Drama. Rawail took three years sabbatical and returned in 1959 with a comedy film Shararat, starring Raaj Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Meena Kumari. The film was not a commercial success along with his next two films, Roop ki Rani Choron ka Raja-61, starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman and Kanch ki Gudia -63 starring Manoj Kumar. But the film brought recognition to Manoj Kumar after having starred in various unsuccessful films before.

Rawail’s major success came with 1963 musical film Mere Mehboob starring Rajendra Kumar and Sadhana Shivdasani. Kumar had earlier worked as an assistant director to Rawail. The film was praised for Rawail’s direction and is remembered for the title song composed by music director Naushad and performed by singers Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar. His next film Sunghursh -68 was based on a novel written by the Bengali author Mahashweta Devi. The film was set in the 19th century and showcased the lives of bandits. It was praised for the “exceptional performances” by its actors like Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Balraj Sahni, Sanjeev Kumar and Jayant. The actor-director Rajesh Roshan had worked as an assistant director on the film.

His next film Mehboob ki Mehndi -71, featuring Rajesh Khanna and Leena Chandavarkar performed average at the box office but was recognised for its music composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. However, his 1976 film Laila Majnu, starring Rishi Kapoor and Ranjeeta Kaur in lead roles, became a huge blockbuster. Rawail’s last film as director Deedar-E-Yaar -82 was a commercial failure with which he took sabbatical from the film industry. He directed,in all, 22 films.

His son Rahul Rawail is also a film director and is best known for films like Love story -81, Betaab-83, and Anjaam-94. He paid a tribute to his father’s “best work”Sunghursh -68 by titling one of his film as Jeevan Ek Sanghursh -90.Rawail’s grandson Bharat Rawail is an upcoming director, who recently assisted Yash Chopra for his last film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012). Rawail died on 17 September 2004 at the age of 83 in Mumbai.(adapted from Wiki, with thanks).

What makes a film successful ? So far, no one has got the answer. We have seen Big star films flopped and ordinary films like Jai Santoshi Maa-75 doing record business. That is why, maybe, producers try various tricks like taking 2-3 heroes, 2-3 heroines, a battery of Comedians etc. Film Teerandaz had 2 Heroes-Jairaj and Ajit, 2 heroines- Madhubala, and Kuldeep kaur and 3 Comedians, Gope, Sundwer and kumud Tripathi. It also had 3 dancers-Helen , Kammo and Mohana. Even Madhubala’s sister Chanchal had a song in it. Despite all this, the film did not do well.

As far as Kumaud Tripathi is concerned, he joined the films as a Lyricist and wrote songs for films Rimjhim-49, Bijli-50, Sandesh-52, Jeevan Sathi-57 and Nai zindagi-51. Then he became a comedian. His role in the film Apradhi-57 kaun was the best among his 73 films. After films, he joined TV serials. His role as Guptaji, General store owner in serial Nukkad was much appreciated. In his initial days, he shared a cottage in Bandra slum along with Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar.

Comedian Sunder Singh aka Sunder was born in Sialkot, Punjab in 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 honewali 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, Manoram 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 their all 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 film Teerandaz-55 was about a masked Teerandaz who supports the oppressed janta against a Tyrant Senapati. The Teerandas is a girl- Madhubala. there were only 6 songs, out of which 2 are already posted. let us now enjoy the third song by Lata and chorus.


Song-Rehti nahin hamesha ye chaand ki jawaani (Teerandaaz)(1955) Singer- Lata, Lyricist- Rajendra Krishna, MD- C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

rehti nahin hamesha ye chaand ki jawaani
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jab tak hai zindgaani
jab tak hai zindgaani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

guzre jo mastiyon mein
achchi wohi ghadi hai
warna ajal to kabse
peechhe tere khadi hai
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa

jab tak chale calaa le
ye saans ki kahaani
jee bhar ke aish kar le
ji bhar ke aish kar le
jab tak hai zindgaani
jab tak hai zindgaani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

ye khwaab hai sunehra
rangeen hai ye dhokha
mat chhod zindagi ka koi haseen mauka
aayega haath phir na
behta hua ye paani
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jab tak hai zindgani
jab tak hai zindgani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa

rehti nahin hamesha ye chaand ki jawaani
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jee bhar ke aish kar le
jab tak hai zindgaani
jab tak hai zindgaani
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa


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Blog Day :

4518 Post No. : 16073

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part X: Year 1956
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No we have reached part ten of this ambitious series. Lata Mangeshkar sang her first Hindi film songs in 1946. She sang just four songs that year and 5 songs the next year. By the time she completed one decade of her career, she had already sung more than one thousand songs in HFM, becoming the first playback singer to achieve this feat.

1956 was the eleventh year of Lata Mangeshkar as a playback singer in Hindi movies. In other words she entered the second decade of her HFM career this year. If she had sung 4 songs in 3 movies in 1946, 1956 saw her singing a whopping 204 songs in 49 movies.

Here are the details of songs sung by Lata Mangeshkar in Hindi movies released in 1956 :-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 26th January C Ramchandra 2 5 5 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
2 Aan Baan Husnlal Bhagatram 2 3 3 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
3 Aawaaz Salil Chaudhari 6 6 5 1 0 0 Vishwamitra Adil (2) Zia Sarhadi (2) Prem Dhawan (1) Shailendra (1)
4 Anjaan Hemant Kumar 6 6 6 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
5 Anuraag Mukesh 2 8 4 0 0 0 Indeewar (2) Kaif Irfani (2)
6 Bandhan Hemant Kumar 1 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
7 Basant Bahaar Shankar Jaikishan 4 4 2 1 1 0 Shailendra (3) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
8 Bhai Bhai Madan Mohan 8 8 6 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
9 Chori Chori Shankar Jaikishan 8 8 2 5 1 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (4)
10 Dashehra N Datta 0 1 1 0 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
11 Devta C Ramchandra 4 6 5 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
12 Dhola Maaru S K Pal 0 3 2 0 1 0 Bharat Vyas
13 Dilli Darbaar S N Tripathi 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
14 Durgesh Nandini Hemant Kumar 6 6 5 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
15 Ek Hi Raasta Hemant Kumar 3 5 2 3 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
16 Fifty Fifty Madan Mohan 3 3 3 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
17 Halaaku Shankar Jaikishan 8 8 5 2 1 0 Shailendra (5) Hasrat Jaipuri (3)
18 Hamaara Watan Hemant Kumar 0 1 1 0 0 0 Raja Mehdi Ali Khan
19 Harihar Bhakti K Datta 1 1 1 0 0 0 S P Kalla
20 Heer Anil Biswas 2 2 2 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan (1) Majrooh Sultanpuri (1)
21 Insaaf Chitragupta 2 2 2 0 0 0 Asad Bhopali
22 Inspector Hemant Kumar 2 3 2 1 0 0 S H Bihari
23 Jaagte Raho Salil Chaudhari 1 1 1 0 0 0 Shailendra
24 Jai Shree Chitragupta 2 5 3 0 2 0 Gopal Singh Nepali (4) Anjum Jaipuri (1)
25 Kaarwaan S Mohinder 2 2 1 1 0 0 Tanveer Naqvi
26 Kar Bhala Nisaar Chic Chocolate 1 2 1 1 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri
27 Kismat Ka Khel Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 5 1 0 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
28 Lalkaar Sanmukh Babu Upadhyay 1 1 0 1 0 0 Bharat Vyas
29 Mr Chakram Husnlal Bhagatram 1 2 2 0 0 0 Nakshab
30 Naya Aadmi Vishwanath Ramamurthy (2) Madan Mohan (1) 1 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
31 New Delhi Shankar Jaikishan 6 6 6 0 0 0 Shailendra (4) Hasrat Jaipuri (2)
32 Paisa Hi Paisa Anil Biswas 2 4 2 0 0 2 Majrooh Sultanpuri
33 Parivaar Salil Chaudhari 2 2 0 2 0 0 Shailendra
34 Patrani Shankar Jaikishan 9 10 8 0 1 1 Shailendra (9) Hasrat Jaipuri (1)
35 Pocketmaar Madan Mohan 7 7 5 2 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
36 Rajdhaani Hansraj Bahl 7 7 6 1 0 0 Asad Bhopali (4) Qamar Jalalabadi (3)
37 Raj Hath Shankar Jaikishan 9 9 7 1 1 0 Shailendra (6) Hasrat Jaipuri (3)
38 Rajraani Meera S N Tripathi 2 6 6 0 0 0 B D Mishra
39 Rangeen Raaten Roshan 6 6 3 1 2 0 Kidar Sharma
40 Sajni Sudhir Phadke 5 5 4 1 0 0 Pt Narendra Sharma
41 Shatranj C Ramchandra 4 4 3 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
42 Shirin Farhaad S Mohinder 3 3 2 1 0 0 Tanveer Naqvi
43 Sultaana Daakoo Bipin Baabul 1 1 1 0 0 0 Tanveer Naqvi
44 Taaj Hemant Kumar 8 8 7 1 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
45 Taksaal Roshan 3 3 2 1 0 0 Prem Dhawan
46 Toofaan Aur Diya Vasant Desai 4 4 3 0 1 0 Meerabai (3) Bharat Vyas (1)
47 Yahudi Ki Beti Kamal Mitra 2 2 2 0 0 0 Shyamlal Shams (1) Kaifi Azmi (1)
48 Zindagi Md Shafi 1 3 2 1 0 0 Kaifi Azmi
49 Zindagi Ke Mele Md Shafi 1 3 1 0 2 0 Tanveer Naqvi (2) Manohar Khanna (1)
Total 49 movies 24 MDs 168 204 153 35 13 3 27 lyricists

Statistically, this was the third most prolific year till then for Lata Mangeshkar. This year she sang 204 songs.

In 1956, she gave playback in 49 movies. 120 movies were released in 1956 and they contained 765 songs. So Lata Mangeshkar gave plaback in 41 % of the movies released in 1956 and her voice appeared in 27 % of the songs created that year !

In 1956, Lata Mangeshkar worked with 24 music directors and 27 lyricists. She worked with six music directors for the first time this year. They were Bipin Babul, Kamal Mitra, Mukesh, S K Pal, Sanmukh babu Upadhyay and Vishwanathan Ramamurthy. This year, she worked with three lyricists for the first time. They were B D Mishra, Manoharlal Khanna and S P Kalla.

By the end of 1956, Lata Mangeshkar had sung 1548 songs in 375 movies. The blog contains 1278 of these songs. By the end of 1955, she had worked with 85 Music directors and 109 lyricists.

Here is the summary of her playback career in Hindi movies till end of 1956 :

Year Movie count Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Remarks
1946 3 movies 4 4 4 0 0 0
1947 3 movies 5 5 3 1 0 1
1948 16 movies 50 50 37 6 4 3
1949 38 movies 134 157 103 35 12 7
1950 36 movies 114 143 93 32 14 4
1951 49 movies 189 223 158 52 10 3
1952 43 movies 149 177 138 31 4 4
1953 45 movies 170 195 149 35 5 6
1954 43 movies 140 172 144 23 4 1
1955 50 movies 165 218 177 30 10 1
1956 49 movies 168 204 153 35 13 3
Total upto 1956 375 movies 1278 1548 1159 280 76 33

One can see that Lata Mangeshkar sang in 49 movies that were released in 1956. All Lata Mangeshkar songs have been covered in 30 of these movies. So we only have 19 movies of 1956 left from which Lata Mangeshkar songs can still be covered.

Alphabetically the first such movie is “26th January”(1956). This movie was produced and directed by Ramesh Sahgal for Sahgal Productions, Bombay. The movie had Nalini Jaiwant, Ajeet, Johny Walker, Sapru, B M Vyas, Leela Mishra, Cuckkoo, Balraj Mehta Chamanpuri, Nishi (debutant) etc in it. The movie also had guest appearances by Gajanan Jaageerdaar, Jagdeesh Sethi, Randheer, Gyani and Patanjali.

The movie had seven songs in it. Two songs have been covered in the blog. The movie had five Lata solos. Both songs covered in the blog were Lata solo songs.

Here is the third Lata solo song from “26th January”(1956) to appear in the blog. This song, sung by Lata Mangeshkar is penned by Rajinder Krishan. C Ramchandra is the music director.

Incidentally, Rajinder Krishan by 1956 had penned 255 songs for Lata Mangeshkar and C Ramchandra had composed 237 Lata Mangeshkar songs. They were the top most lyricists and music director respectively as far as working with Lata Mangeshkar till that time was concerned.

Listening to this song tells me that we still have lots and lots of forgotten gems left unexplored. I listened to this song for the first time only just now.


Song-Aankh royi magar muskuraana padaa(26th January)(1956) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

aankh royi magar muskuraana pada
aankh royi magar muskuraana pada
dil ke tukde huye
phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar

baghbaan aaj khush hai chaman bech ke
apni ulfat ki khaatir watan bech ke
baghbaan aaj khush hai chaman bech ke
apni ulfat ki khaatir watan bech ke
sar pe iljaam ye bhi uthhaana pada
sar pe iljaam ye bhi uthhaana pada
dil ke tukde huye phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar
aankh royi magar muskuraana pada
dil ke tukde huye
phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar

aa aa aa aa aa
tere dam se jawaan ye muhabbat rahe
tere dam se jawaan ye muhabbat rahe
mera kya hai magar tu salaamat rahe
tere dam se jawaan ye muhabbat rahe
mera kya hai magar tu salaamat rahe
bas yahi soch kar zahar khaana pada
bas yahi soch kar zahar khaana pada
dil ke tukde huye
phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar
aankh royi magar muskuraana pada
dil ke tukde huye
phir bhi aana pada
aankh royi magar


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Blog Day :

4512 Post No. : 16062

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No. 94
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November 2010, much like november 2020, saw songs being covered in the blog at a relatively slow rate. On this day ten years ago, five songs were covered in the blog:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa Subah Ka Taaraa-1954 05 of 08 songs posted
Sapnon mein aana chhed chhed jaanaa Sheesham-1952 07 of 10 songs posted
Muhabbat ke jhoothhe sahaaron ne loota Sanskaar-1952 05 of 07 songs posted
Ye maanaa dil jise dhoondhe Zimbo-1958 All songs covered
Tirchhi nazar ka piyaa waar hai Madaari-1959 All songs covered

Two out of five of these movies have since been YIPPEED in the blog. So potentially songs of three movies are eligible to be discussed in the blog ten year challenge today.

“Subah Ka Taaraa”(1954) is one of these three eligible movies. This movie was directed by V Shantaram for Rajkamal, Bombay. The movie had Jayashree, Pradeep Kumar,Shakuntala, Chandrakanta, Naaz, Ameerbai Karnataki, Ameenabai ( sister of B.Nandrekar), V.Shantaram etc. in it.

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

Song Posted On
Gayaa andheraa huaa ujaaraa 24.11.2010
Apni naakaami se mujhko kaam hai 18.07.2012
Do haklon ka suno fasaanaa 23.06.2013
Yoonhi huye badnaam saanwariya 08.12.2013
Bhaabhi aayi 15.05.2016

The movie made its debut ten years ago with the most well known song of the movie.

Today, ten years later, here is another song from “Subah Ka Taara”(1954). This song is sung by Lata. Noor Lucknowi is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

The song is picturised on Jayshree and Pradeep Kumar.

Lyrics of this song are sent by Prakashchandra. Blog ten year details are sent by Avinash Scrapwala.

Audio (Full)

video link:(partial)

Song-Kahoon kaisey main mann ki baat jiyarwa haale doley (Subah Ka Taara)(1954) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Noor Lucknowi, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics(audio link)(Provided by Prakashchandra)
(longer than the video link)

aa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
tadap seene mein dil par haath
jiyarwaa haaley doley ho

aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa…aaa…aaaaa…aaa
khushi bhi ho rahi hai
aankh bhi sharmaayi jaati hai
khushi bhi ho rahi hai
aankh bhi sharmaayi jaati hai
kahey kaisey koyi ye dil ki lagi
nahin batlaayi jaati hai
kahey kaissey koyi ye dil ki lagi
nahin batlaayi jaati hai
ye nahin batlaayi jaati hai
meri tamanna hai mere saath
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho

aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaaaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa aaa
basti hai nainon ki galiyaan aan
hain ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan aan aan
basti hai nainon ki galiyaan
hain ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan
jhoom jhoom jhoom ke aayeen bahaarein
kaisi khili hain ye kaliyaan
jhoom jhoom jhoom ke aayeen bahaarein
kaissi khili hain ye kaliyaan
hai ae ab jeewan mein rangraliyaan
din sunahre suhaani hai raat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
kahoon kaasey main
kahoon kaasey main mann ki baat
jiyarwa haaley doley ho
aaa aaaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaa aaa
aaa aaaa aaa


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Blog Day :

4469 Post No. : 15964

Yearwise discussion of Lata Mangeshkar songs in HFM: Part III: 1950
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So, we come to the year 1950. Lata Mangeshkar had announced her arrival on HFM scene in 1949. That year also marked the beginning of the golden era of HFM, which lasted till 1980.

Here are the details of the songs that Lata Mangeshkar sang in HFM in movies that were released in 1950:-

S N Movie Music director Lata song in the blog Lata HFM songs recorded in the year Lata solo songs Male duet Female duet Other songs Lyricists
1 Aadhi Raat Husnlal Bhagatram 6 6 5 1 0 0 Asad Bhopali (3) Sarshar Sailaani (2) Khumar Barabankvi (1)
2 Anmol Ratan Vinod 7 7 5 2 0 0 D N Madhok
3 Apni Chhaaya C Ramchandra 1 2 1 1 0 0 P L Santoshi
4 Aarzoo Anil Biswas 5 5 5 0 0 0 Majrooh Sultanpuri (3) Prem Dhawan (2)
5 Baawra Krishn Dayal B Sc 2 2 2 0 0 0 Raghupat Rai (1) Gafil Harnalwi (1)
6 Baabul Naushaad 3 3 2 0 1 0 Shakeel Badayuni
7 Beqasoor Anil Biswas (4) Hansraj Bahl (2) 6 6 4 2 0 0 Ehsan Rizvi (4) Aarzoo Lucknowi (2)
8 Bhai Bahan Shyam Sundar 1 1 1 0 0 0 Rajinder Krishan
9 Birha Ki Raat Husnlal Bhagatram 2 2 1 1 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani
10 Chhoti Bhaabhi Husnlal Bhagatram 4 5 3 2 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
11 Chore Pt Govindram 3 4 3 0 1 0 Rammurty Chaturvedi (3) I C Kapoor (1)
12 Gauna Husnlal Bhagatram 0 1 1 0 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
13 Hamaari Beti Snehal Bhatkar 1 3 3 0 0 0 Pt Phani (1) Unknown (2)
14 Hanste Aansoo Ghulam Mohammad 1 1 0 1 0 0 Shewan Rizvi
15 Hanste Rahna Wadhwa 0 1 1 0 0 0 Unknown
16 Khel Sajjad Hussain 2 2 2 0 0 0 Saaghar Nizami (1) Shams Azimabadi (1)
17 Khilaadi Hansraj Bahl 1 1 1 0 0 0 Nakshab
18 Laajawaab Anil Biswas 5 9 4 2 1 2 Prem Dhawan (4) Shekhar (2) Safdar Aah Sitapuri (2)
19 Maang Ghulam Mohammad 4 5 3 1 1 0 Sagheer Usmani (2) Nizaam (1) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1) Prakash (1)
20 Mashaal S D Burman 2 2 2 0 0 0 Kavi Pradeep
21 Meena Baaazaar Husnlal Bhagatram 6 6 1 5 0 0 Qamar Jalalabadi
22 Meharbaani Hafeez Khan 1 5 2 2 1 0 Anjum Jaipuri (2) Mashhar (1) Khawar Zamaan (2)
23 Niraala C Ramchandra 5 5 5 0 0 0 P L Santoshi
24 Nirdosh Shyam Sundar 1 1 1 0 0 0 Asad Bhopali
25 Pardes Ghulam Mohammad 6 6 5 1 0 0 Shakeel Badayuni
26 Pyaar Ki Manzil Husnlal Bhagatram 3 6 4 1 1 0 Shewan Rizvi (4) Rajinder Krishan (2)
27 Raaj Mukut Pt Govind Ram 1 4 2 1 1 0 Bharat Vyas
28 Raaj Raani Hansraj Bahl 1 2 2 0 0 0 D N Madhok
29 Samaadhi C Ramchandra 3 3 2 0 1 0 Rajinder Krishan
30 Sangeeta C Ramchandra 8 8 7 1 0 0 P L Santoshi
31 Sangraam C Ramchandra 5 5 3 1 1 0 Brajendra Gaud (2) Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (2) P L Santoshi (1)
32 Sargam C Ramchandra 9 9 2 4 1 2 P L Santoshi
33 Sartaj Husnlal Bhagatram 2 6 3 1 2 0 Majrooh (4) Partab (1) Shewan (1)
34 Shaadi Ki Raat Pt Govind Ram 0 2 2 0 0 0 Sarshar Sailaani (1) Feroz (1)
35 Surajmukhi Husnlal Bhagatram 1 2 0 1 1 0 Aabid Gulrej
36 Wafa Vinod 3 5 3 1 1 0 Hasrat Jaipuri(3) Aziz Kashmiri(2)
Total 36 movies 15 MDs 111 143 93 32 14 4 40 lyricists

Thus we can see that Lata Mangeshkar sang 143 songs under the music direction of 15 Music composers in 1950.

But during those days no one knew what future had in store. If one thinks about it, Geeta Roy was also doing very well. During 1949, she sang 103 songs while Lata Mangeshkar had sung 157 songs 143 songs. In 1950, Geeta Roy sang 166 songs ! More than what Lata Mangeshkar sang in the year ! So, it was Geeta Roy who was ahead of Lata Mangeshkar in 190s in the race for the leading female playback singer of HFM.

Out of 36 movies of 1950, all Lata songs of as many as 20 movies have already been covered. So, only 16 movies of 1950 can be taken up for discussing a Lata song in the blog.

“Apni Chhaayaa”(1950) is alphabetically the first such movie of 1950. This movie was directed by P L Santoshi for Chitralaya Limited, Bombay. This “social” movie had Sulochana Chatterjee, Balwant singh, Radhakishan, Mumtaz Ali, Sajjan, tiwari, Ram Singh, Dulaari, Mona, Neelam, Satyarani, Jawahar Kaul, Bab Raja, Narbada Shankar, Karadkar, Niranjan, Madan singh, Cuckoo etc in it.

The movie had ten songs in it, including two Lata songs. Four songs from the movie, including one Lata solo (incorrecly mentioned in HFGK as a Lata Chitalkar duet), namely Andhiyaare ghar mein jyot jali has been covered in the blog.

Here is the second and final Lata song from “Apni Chhaayaa”(1950) to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Lata and Chitalkar. P L Santoshi is the lyricist.

The movie had two music directors, via=z Husnlal Bhagatram Nd Hanuman Prasad. HFGK mentions two songs as Hanuman Prasad composion and is silent about the music directors of other movies. Here I have assumed Husnlal Bhagatram as the music director of the song.

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


Song-Ae jee bade bade mahlon se wo ghar bhale (Apni Chhaaya)(1950) Singers-Lata, C Ramchandra, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Husnlal Bhagatram
Both

Lyrics

Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
ae jee bade bade

un mehlon pe laanat
un mehlon pe thhoo
un mehlon pe thhoo
jin ki deewaaron mein daulat ki boo
aji daulat ki boo
jo dukhiyon ke aahon se ban ke khade
jo dukhiyon ke aahon se ban ke khade
Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
Ae jee bade bade

daulat jahaan hai wahaan laakhon beemaari
laakhon beemaari
laakhon beemaari ki ek hai beemaari
ek hai beemaari
jis mein ghul ghul ke rahne waale maren
jis mein ghul ghul ke rahne waale maren
Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
Ae jee bade bade

o jee duniya se door kahin ambuwa tale
duniya se door kahin ambuwa tale
chhoti hamaari madhhaiyya bane
tum Radha bano
tum Radha bano
ham Kanhaiyya banen

jahaan preet ki paavan jamuna bahe
aur prem ki mohan bansi baje
Ae jee bade bade
Ae jee bade bade mehlon se wo ghar bhale
jinmein nanha sa preet ka deepak jale
Ae jee bade bade


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4438 Post No. : 15879

Some years back, I recall having seen for the first time on the internet the photo features of Hindi film stars such as Madhubala, Nalini Jaywant and Begum Para in ‘Life’ magazine. These photographs were taken by the magazine’s well known photographer, James Burke in 1951 who was posted in India.  From the standard of 1951, these photographs would have ranked as bold. But one more actress also featured in that magazine – the featured photos were bolder than those of the stars I mentioned earlier. Subsequently, I had also seen her images appearing in ‘Filmindia’ magazines of 1948 and 1949. The actress in the photoshoot of 1951 was Mohana Cabral.

Today, September 11th is the 30th Remembrance Day of Mohana Cabral who died of heart attack this day of the year 1990 in France where she had been staying with her husband and daughter since 1986.

Mohana Cabral (03/02/1929 – 11/09/1990) whose real name was Mona Cabral, was born in Socorro in Bardez taluqa of North Goa in Konkani speaking Christian family. In early 1930s, the family shifted to Bombay (Mumbai) when her father changed his job to Bombay-based Hindustan Construction Company. Mohana did her initial schooling at Victoria High School in Mahim. Later. she was put in a boarding school in Pune where she completed her high school.  In Pune, she joined as a telephone operator in a telephone company. It is through connecting the long distance telephone calls that Mohana got acquainted with some of the film stars of that time including Nargis, Begum Para and Pratima Dasgupta.

Mohana got introduced to Kishore Sahu who offered her a role in his film ‘Saawan Aaya Re’ (1949) which was her debut film though ‘Aag’ (1948) was released first without her name being accredited in the film.  Kishore Sahu changed her name from Mona to screen name, Mohana which got attached with her during the rest of her life not only in films but also in the Konkani plays and singing career.

Sometime in 1948, Mohana got involved with Konkani ‘Tiatr’ in Mumbai. (‘Tiatr’ is a Portuguese word used in Goa for ‘theatre’ for the Konkani dramas encompassing music, dance, and singing. In a way, it is akin to Marathi ‘Sangeet Natak or musical dramas). Her debut Konkani drama was ‘Cortub Avoichem’ (1948) which was directed by the pioneer of Goan Konkani Tiatr, C Alvares, the producer, director, actor, song writer and the singer. In fact, Alvares was instrumental in encouraging girls to play the female roles in his dramas and introduced Mohana and her younger sister, Ophelia. In 1952, Mohana got actively involved with Konkani tiatr in Mumbai, mostly collaborating with C Alvares as an actor-singer and worked in about a dozen plays. Both the sisters were actor-singers in Konkani Tiatr in Mumbai and later in Goa. In fact, in Goa, Mohana is known more as a tiatrist than the Hindi film actress.

In 1951, Mohana met Edward Downing, a Royal Indian Air Force pilot in a hotel where the shooting of her film ‘Sansaar’ (1951) was in progress. They got married in 1951 and had a son, Mark. Unfortunately, her husband died in a plane accident in less than two years of their marriage. In 1955, Mohana got married for the second time with John D’frates who was working for the United Nations and got posted at Beirut.  With this posting, Mohana bid adieu to Hindi film industry. Her last shoot was for the film, ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955).

In Beirut, Mohana learnt Arabic and began producing dance programmes for Television. She also acted in a couple of dramas on Television. After spending many years in Beirut, her husband got posting in Vienna from where he retired in 1986. Post retirement, Mohana and her family settled in France. Mohana was very much interested in Goan Konkani Tiatr. She would regularly visit India on holidays and act in Konkani dramas in Goa. During the period of her visits, she had also cut a few discs of her non-filmy Konkani songs, some with her mentor, C Alvares.

Mohana died of a heart-attack in France on September 11, 1990 when she was 61. [Thanks for the inputs from Shishir Sharma’s Blog, ‘Beete Hue Din’ on Mohana posted on May 13, 2015 and an article in ‘The Navhind Times, Panaji, Goa dated April 6, 2020].

It is interesting to note from her filmography that how quickly Mohana established herself in Hindi film industry. In ‘Aag’ (1948), she had one song role though her first debut film was ‘Saawan Aaya Re’ (1949). In 1949, she had acted in as many as 6 films. 1950 was a blank year for her as probably she got associated with Konkani plays in Mumbai. In 1951 and 1952 she did 5 films each. 1953 and 1954 was again lean years for her. In 1955, she did 4 films before quitting the film industry. In all, she acted in 26 films in her short span of 6 years in the film industry. The full filmography of Mohana is given below:

1948: Aag.
1949: Chaar Din, Jagriti, Kamal, Patanga, Rimjhim, Saawan Aaya Re.
1951: Adaa, Naadaan, Nageena, Sagaai, Sansaar.
1952: Aashiana, Chham Chhama Chham, Najaria, Saloni, Saaqi.
1953: Shole.
1954: Danka, Dost, Shart.
1955: Insaaniyat, Marine Drive, Sau Ka Note, Teerandaz.
1956: Taksaal.

I had noticed in the advertisements of films for which she worked in 1949-50 that  her name was written either in bold or capital letters. That shows that Mohana was popular among the audience of that time and her name mattered for the success of the films. In most of her films, she got roles of a ‘side kick’ to the comedians like Gope, Agha and as a singer-dancer.  Her popularity can be gauged from the fact that in most of her films, Mohana will have at least one song picturised on her. Some of the songs picturised on her for which video clips are available for watching are listed below:

Raat ko ji haay raat ko ji chamke taare – ‘Aag’ (1948)

Pyaar ke jahaan ki niraali sarkaar hai – ‘Patanga’ (1949)

My my my my my dear – ‘Nageena’ (1951)

O baabu kaise dil karoon qaaboo – ‘Sagaai’ (1951)

Lucknow chalo ab raani – ‘Sansaar’ (1951)

Haseena sambhal sambhal ke chal – ‘Saaqi’ (1952)

O madam do se ho gaye ek ham – ‘Aashiana’ (1952)

Dil mera hai deewaana – ‘Shart’ (1954)

Mohana has also rendered two songs on herself in the film ‘Rimjhim’ (1949).

On the occasion of Mohana’s 30th Remembrance Day, I present a song “Aisi Nainwa Ki Laagi Kataar” from ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955) rendered by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle. The song is written by Rajinder Krishan which is set to music by C Ramchandra. The song is picturised on Mohana as a part of a ploy to wood wink a soldier to stripe out his uniform to be used for disguising Mangal (Dilip Kumar) as soldier to gain access to the prison to facilitate the release of Bhanupratap (Dev Anand).

In the video clip, there are only two stanzas where as the audio clip contains the full song of four stanzas. This is the 10th song to appear on the Blog out of 17 songs in ‘Insaaniyat’ (1955).

Video (Partial)

Audio (Complete)

Song – Aisi Nainwaa Ki Laagi Kataar (Insaaniyat) (1955) Singer – Mohammed Rafi, Asha Bhosle, Lyrics – Rajendra Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra
Mohammed Rafi + Asha Bhosle

Lyrics (Based on Audio Clip)

aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
na marodo kalaiya hamaar
kangan mora churar murar
haan haan kare churar murar
na marodo kalaiya hamaar
kangan mora churar murar
haan haan kare churar murar
 
nainon mein lagaaun tohe kajara banaay ke
manwa ki dibiya mein rakh loon chhupaay ke
nainon mein lagaaun tohe
nainon mein lagaaun tohe kajara banaay ke
manwa ki dibiya mein rakh loon chaupaay ke
jataao na itna pyaar
ke mann mora surar surar
haan haan kare surar surar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
 
dekho na dekho mohe tirchi nazar se
darr mohe laage tori patli kamar se
dekho na dekho mohe
dekho na dekho mohe tirchi nazar se
darr mohe laage tori patli kamar se
dekhi jab ke suratiya tohaar
kamar mori ghumar ghumar
haan haan kare ghumar ghumar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
 
main tori bulbul tu mora kaaga
kaage se bulbul ka taanka hai laaga
main tori bulbul
main tori bulbul tu mora kaaga
kaage se bulbul ka taanka hai laaga
aa ja chalen ghataaon ke paar
udd jaayen furar furar
haan haan jaayen purur purur
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar
aisi nainwa ki laagi kataar
jiya kare khusar fusar
haan haan kare khusar fusar

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ना मरोड़ो कलइयाँ हमार
कंगन मोरा चुरर मुरर
हाँ हाँ करे चुरर मुरर
ना मरोड़ो कलइयाँ हमार
कंगन मोरा चुरर मुरर
हाँ हाँ करे चुरर मुरर

नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे कजरा बनाय के
मनवा की डिबिया में रख लूँ छुपाय के
नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे
नैनों में लगाऊँ तोहे कजरा बनाय के
मनवा की डिबिया में रख लूँ छुपाय के
जताओ ना इतना प्यार
के मन मोरा सुरर सुरर
हाँ हाँ करे सुरर सुरर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर

देखो ना देखो मोहे तिरछी नज़र से
डर मोहे लागे तोरी पतली कमर से
देखो ना देखो मोहे
देखो ना देखो मोहे तिरछी नज़र से
डर मोहे लागे तोरी पतली कमर से
देखी जबसे सुरतिया तोहार
कमर मोरी घुमर घुमर
हाँ हाँ करे घुमर घुमर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर

मैं तोरी बुलबुल तू मोरा कागा
कागे से बुलबुल का टांका है लागा
मैं तोरी बुलबुल
मैं तोरी बुलबुल तू मोरा कागा
कागे से बुलबुल का टांका है लागा
आ जा चलें घटाओं के पार
उड़ जाएँ फुरर फुरर
हाँ हाँ जाएँ फुरर फुरर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर
ऐसी नैनवा की लागी कटार
जिया करे खुसर फुसर
हाँ हाँ करे खुसर फुसर



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 :

4436 Post No. : 15875

Today’s song is from the film Baraati-54. This is a comedy song sung by Chitalkar and the MD is Roshan. The director was J.K.Nanda and the cast was Chand Usmani, Peace Kanwal,Agha, Omprakash, Shyam Kumar, Leela Mishra, Johnny Walker, Rajan Haksar, Kathana and many others.

The director J.K. Nanda aka Jai Kishen Nanda was born in 1904, in Bham, Punjab. He was a director, story writer and screenwriter. In spite of all these qualities and having got good films to direct, Nanda could not have a crowded career and directed only 12 films in his career. He wrote screenplay and story of films like Jailor-1938, Singaar-49, Baraat-54 and Mirza Ghalib-54. Films of his direction were Pavitra Ganga-32, Inteqaam-33, Bahen ka Pyar-35, Kudmai-41, Ishara-43, Jhumke-46, Parwana-47, Singaar-49, Chamkee-52, Baraati-54, Dhake ki Malmal-56 and Chaalaak-66.

Out of the total 8 songs of this film, 6 songs are already posted here. Today’s song is the 7th song and the 8th song is also available freely on YT. If one of us discusses that, this film too can be Yippeed.

Though this films’ songs are not composed by C Ramchandra, he has sung this song for Roshan. This is because Chitalkar was very fond of singing. From his childhood his interest was in music and singing. He had actually been trained by qualified singers. He had done singing roles in stage dramas also in his younger age. Even in his first ever film ” Naganand-35″ he had sung 2 songs. Though the actual number of his songs-sung by him- is not available, according to one estimate ,he sang about 150 duets or trios with various singers and about 50 odd solo songs in his career, in 77 films. This number is as good as any second line singer in the industry. Of course Chitalkar sang essentially for his own films. However there were occasions when he was invited by other composers for singing songs.
In those days there was a friendly atmosphere and cordial relations existed among the musical fraternity. All composers, singers, their assistants, lyricists, musicians used to have a lot of fun, get-to-gethers and even outings. One can find many such photographs on the Internet. Though there was keen competition, it was very healthy and not a Cut-Throat type – yet. This clean atmosphere started getting spoiled when some conniving composers (read Shankar Jaikishan, Laxmikant Pyarelal and others of their ilk) started unethical means to grab undeserving awards and films. Honest and True to music composers like S D Burman, C Ramchandra, Madan Mohan, Khayyam etc were thrown aside as they proved to be misfits in this new ” Dog Eat Dog ” culture that crept stealthily, in the film industry !

Anyway, Chitalkar sang in films composed by other Music Directors very selectively and for the sake of specific reasons. He seems to have sung for Mir Sahib (his first Guru), Anil Biswas(his idol),S D Burman, Roshan(his close friend), P.Ramakant, Chic Chocolate(his assistant of many years), Hemant Kumar, Laxmikant Pyarelal,Usha Khanna and Kishore Kumar. He sang for the last three in his last few years.

His songs with other Music Directors may not exceed 15 at the most. Lata sang hardly 2-3 songs as duets with him, for other music directors. Remaining of his duets for other music directors were with other singers.

I feel that he sang only ONE duet with Asha Bhonsle for other Music Directors and that song is from today’s film Baraati-54.

Anyway, today’s song is from Baraati, a film from 1954 and the Music Director was Roshan. At this juncture, Roshan was fighting for survival. After Bawre Nain and Malhar he had not given any Hit film. Few songs from his films had become popular. In 1954, he was summarily removed from the film MEHBOOBA and O P Nayyar took over . There was a huge hue and cry and the matter was taken up by the Association too. One good thing that happened was that during this period Lata stood behind Roshan like a Rock. Their relations were extremely sweet, so much so that when Lata decided to produce a Film “Bhairavi”, she appointed Roshan as its Music Director, much to the amazement of the industry ! The film did not materialise, is another matter. Though Roshan was never a Front row composer in the industry, Lata had recognised his Talent in the musical arena. The sweet relations between Lata and Roshan remained so for a long time-only to become bitter when Roshan gave opportunities to Hemlata in his films.

Chitalkar and Roshan were very good friends. After Chitalkar had retired from films, Roshan used to frequently go to his house in the evenings for drinks. Though Roshan hardly drank anything, Chitalkar more than compensated the deficit!. They used to exchange their sorrows. Roshan’s family life was not a happy one, which added to his nervous nature and took its toll finally.

Initially BARAATI-1954 was given to Chitalkar, who was already doing Yasmeen for Kardar Studios. Since Chitalkar knew that Roshan was without work, he persuaded A R Kardar to give the film to Roshan, thus Roshan became the Music Director for this movie.

When this song of Baraati-54 was to be recorded, Roshan purposely opted for Asha, since he knew that in future Chitalkar would try to bank upon her as a replacement for Lata. However it was not to be, though Chitalkar tried his best in this direction. In the film Amardeep-58, out of 12 songs,Asha was given 7 songs while Lata sang only two. In this connection there is an interesting incident….

In January 1957,there was a singing competition called ” MURPHY-METRO SINGING CONTEST ” held on the open grounds of Mahalaxmi Racecourse, Bombay. The judges were Naushad, Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Vasat Desai and Madan Mohan (He was the youngest of them all, which was an honour for him). Aarti Mukherjee and Mahendra Kapoor were the winners in this contest.

At the end of the Contest,when the curtain opened after a break, C Ramchandra suddenly appeared at the Centre-stage, with his full orchestra. (This was NOT announced to the audience earlier, giving them a pleasant surprise.)

Within minutes Asha Bhonsle appeared on the stage and they started a live show under his baton, presenting the First ever ROCK N ROLL number in the annals of Hindi film Music. Asha brought down the whole Mahalaxmi house that evening with her ultra spirited singing of ‘ Mr. John, ya Baba khan ya Lala Roshan daan ” from film BAARISH-57 to be released only next month viz. February 1957.

Such was C Ramchandra’s clout in his heydays that he was considered the heralder of westernised music in Indian films. It is well known that once S D Burman told his son, Pancham “If you want to go western, do it by all means, but first study the songs of C Ramchandra,study the vistas explored by him as a composer !!”

In the film Baraati-54, there were two Heroines – Chand Usmani and Peace Kanwal. For both of them, this was their second movie in their career. Peace Kanwal had a very short career of only 10 films. Then she got married and quit films. Chand Usmani survived for a longer period. She did 109 films. Her last film was a record-delayed film. Started in 1987, the film Yaar meri zindagi finally released in 2008 !

Chand Usmani was one of those actresses, who were good in acting but poor in good luck ! Actresses like Farida Jalal, Tabassum, Shubha Khote, Nazima, Zahira,Zahida, Yashodhara katju and many more fell in this category. These actresses never made upto regular Heroine roles, more than a few films. They had some beginner’s luck but that was the end. They continued in side roles only.

Chand Bibi Khanam Usmani was born on 3-7-1933 in Agra, U.P.and came to limelight by participating in ‘Kardar-Kolynos-Teresa Contest’ in 1949.She felt surprised when she was selected for the contest and overjoyed when selected as the second in the finals.She acted as the female lead of ‘Jeevan Jyoti’ directed by Mahesh Kaul in 1953, opposite Shammi Kapoor.It was the debut film of Shammi Kapoor also.
Chand Usmani became an established actress later on, but she got only secondary roles which she performed always nicely.Gradually she accepted supporting roles,character roles,mother roles etc.She got Filmfare Best Supporting actress award for her portrayal of the character as ‘Champa’ in the 1970 film ‘Pehchan’.
Chand Usmani acted in films of all prominent actors of that period.
In 1957 in the film ‘Naya Daur’ directed by B.R.Chopra, and in which Dilip Kumar-Vyjayantimal were the main pair, Chand Usmani acted as sister of the hero Dilip Kumar’s character ‘Shankar’.
In the historical film ‘Samrat Pritviraj Chauhan’ she acted in the role of Rajkumari.
‘Prem Patra’ was a well noted film directed by Bimal Roy in 1962.A medical College student Arun Kumar Mathur(Shashi Kapoor) has a misunderstanding over a love letter and the consequences were the theme of the film.Sadhna was the heroine and Chand Usmani acted in the supporting role as ‘Sumitra’.

‘Biswajeet,Saira Banu,Jayant,Sajjan,Nazima,Chand Usmani’ etc were the cast of ‘April Fool’ directed by Subodh Mukherjee.This film pointed to the fact that sometimes even practical jokes done for just fun can also lead to unexpected serious problems.

In the super hit film ‘Khilona’ in which Sanjeev Kumar acted in leading role in 1970, Chand Usmani acted as the character Laxmi Singh.
In the film ‘Ujala Hi Ujala'(74), she portrayed mother’s role and acted as mother of Yogita Bali’s character Anuradha.
She presented excellent acting skills along with Shabana Azmi in the 1976 classic movie ‘Kadambari’.
In the 1977 super hit movie of Manmohan Desai ‘Parvarish’ in which Amitabh Bachchan,Shammi Kapoor,Neetu Singh,Shabana Azmi,Vinod Khanna,Amjad Khan,Kader Khan’ etc acted, Chand Usmani acted skilfully as the mother of Neetu and Shabu (Neetu Singh and Shabana Azmi).

She had a well noted character role in another super hit film of Amitabh Bachchan-Neetu Singh pair ‘Yaarana’ in 1981 and yet another film ‘Pukar'(83) in which Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman were the main pair.

She acted as mother of Suraj (Raj Babbar) in the film ‘Zakhmi Aurat'(88). In all, she acted in 109 films. Her first film was Jeewan Jyoti-53 and the last released film was a record delayed film, Yaar meri zindagi, which started in 1987 and was released in 2008 !

Chand Usmani died on 26-11- 1989 at Mumbai.

As far as Peace Kanwal is concerned, film Kismet-56 was her third and last film as a Heroine. When the film was released, she was pregnant and delivered in 1957. Later she did only side or character roles in films. As such, her tenure in films was not very long. she just did 10 films in all.

She was born on 16th December ( she never told the year of her birth). Her father was a doctor in a Mission Hospital in Agra. He had his private Hospital in Amritsar also.He was related to the Royal families of Jaipur and Jodhpur. He converted to Christianity and changed his old name Indriyas to Andrew Kanwal.

Peace studied in Amritsar, Lahore, Rawalpindi and Delhi. She got admission in Ludhiana Medical college.In the vacations after her first year MBBS, she visited Bombay. Due to persuasion from a newly acquired friend, Peace participated in the ” Kardar Kolynos Talent Contest”. She won the contest (Chand Usmani was second. Shubha khote and Anita Guha too competed in the contest).

A R Kardar signed a 2 year contract with Peace for Kardar Studios. Her debut film was ” Dil E Nadaan ”-53 in which Talat Mehmood also made a Debut as a singer Hero, opposite her. The film was a musical hit. her second film was ” Baraati”-54, opposite Agha. On the sets of this film, she got introduced to Susheel Ruia and soon they got married in 1955. Her name after marriage was Rajashri.

Her third film was Kismat-56, opposite Ranjan. In 1957, she gave birth to her first child and took a break from working. Later she started doing character roles. Her husband was against her working in films. They divorced in 1968. She engaged herself in a lot of social work and painting,her hobby. Her Paintings were in great demand and she held exhibitions of her paintings in India and the USA as well as in Australia.

In 1976, she was introduced to Mr. V.Ramesh, grandson of ex-president V.V.Giri. She married him in 1977. Presently, she stays in Juhu, Mumbai and is into social work and paintings upto her neck. She worked in Dil e Nadaan-53, Baraati-54, Kismat-56, Nai maa-60,Maa Baap-60, Barsaat ki raat-60, Aarti-62, Chambal ki kasam-80, Aasmaan-84, and Woh subah kabhi to aayegi-91 ( adapted from interview on Beetehuedin.blogspot.com, with thanks).

The story of the film Baraat was…..Lajo (Chand Usmani) is a homely girl. She has no father and stays with her widowed mother and brother Sunder (Agha). Her mama-Bishen Das(Omprakash) and Mami (Leela Mishra) also stay in the village. Lajo’s mother depends upon Sunder and Mama Bishen for finding a groom for Lajo. Sunder starts visiting prospective grooms, but at one place, falls in love with a girl and marries her. When he and the new Bride Pilu (Peace Kanwal) come home, they are not allowed to enter unless Sunder finds a suitable match for Lajo. Sunder and Bishen start the mission again and finalise a boy, Atmaram, son of a rich Zamindar, Girdharilal(Shyam Kumar),who is very stingy and money minded. He puts many conditions which are all accepted. The marriage takes place, but Girdharilal makes additional demands and refuses to take the bride into his house. Lajo is devastated and attempts suicide, but Bishen Das saves her. He suggests that Lajo win back her husband by her love. She succeeds in doing this and Atmaram rebels against his father,takes Lajo into his home and the father relents.


Song-Dhak Dhak kare dil…Jhatpat pat jhat aake mil (Baaraati)(1954) Singer-C Ramchandra, Lyrics-D N Madhok, MD-Roshan

Lyrics

dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil

chanda un se jaakar kahna
mushkil un bin jeete rahna
roti hai majboor jawaani
haaye re dhadke hai dhadke hai
bechaara dil
jhat phat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat phat pat jhat jhat phat aake mil aa ke mil
aake mil

mere dil ko dil mein rakh le
dard piya ke aap parakh le
thhes lagi khud kah dogi tum
haaye re
toot gaya
toot gaya mera nannha sa dil
jhat pat pat jhat pat
aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat pat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aake mil

mere pyaar ki alakh jaga de
haaye alakh jaga de
sharam haya ko aag laga de
haan aag laga de
aisi raaten aur tanhaayi
haaye re patther ka
patthar ka hai tera dil
jhat pat pat jhat
jhat pat aake mil
aa ke mil
dhak dhak dhak dhak
dhak dhak kare dil
jhat pat pat jhat jhat pat
aake mil
aa ke mil


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Blog Day :

4411 Post No. : 15807

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2010-2020) – Song No.55
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Today is 15 august 2020, the 74th independence day of India. 10 years ago, on the occasion of 64th independence day of India, this blog had covered as many as eight patriotic songs. Here are the details:-

Song Movie title-Year Remarks
Door hato ae duniya waalon Hindustan hamaara hai Kismat-1943 All songs covered
Watan ki raah mein watan ke naujawaan shaheed hon Shaheed-1948 All songs covered
kadam kadam badhaaye jaa Samadhi-1950 6 songs covered out of 7
Vande Maatram Anand Mathh-1952 8 songs covered out of 9
Ab koi gulshan na ujde ab watan aazaad hai Mujhe Jeene Do-1963 All songs covered
Ganga meri maa ka naam baap ka naam Himaalay Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai-1969 All songs covered
Taaqat watan ki ham se hai Prem Pujaari-1970 All songs covered
Mile sur mera tumhaara NFS-1988 Mile sur mera tumhaara- first NFS in the blog

As can be seen from above, one song from “Samadhi”(1950) still remains to be posted. It is this to be covered. And that song is an appropriate song for the occasion. This movie ‘Samadhi’ (1950) was about the freedom struggle of India and about Subhash Chandra’s Bose. No wonder that the songs of this movie were mostly patriotic songs as can be seen from the list of the songs of this movie covered in the blog:-

Song Remarks
Gore gore o baanke chhore
kadam kadam badhaaye jaa
Abhi shaam aayegi niklenge taare
Wo paas aa rahe hain ham door jaa rahe hain
Idhar muhabbat udhar zamaaana
Netaji ka jeewan hai balidaan ki ek kahaani

Here is this seventh and final song from “Samadhi” to appear in the blog. This song is sung by Chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist of this song with resembles Indian national anthem. Music is composed by C Ramchandra. The tune resembles the tune of national anthem.

[Editor’s Note: As per the information provided by Sadanand ji, the original authors of this song are Mumtaz Hussain and Colonel Abid Hussain Saffarani of INA. The song has been adapted for this film, and Rajinder Krishan has added the following three lines only,

sab milkar Hind pukaaren
Jai Aazaad Hind ke naare
pyaara desh hamaara

The film credits do not acknowledge the original lyricists and the original composer of this song.]

I take this opportunity to greet each and everyone a happy 74th independence day.

Lyrics of this song have been sent in by Prakash ji.

With this song, all songs of ‘Samadhi’ (1950) get covered in the blog and the movie gets YIPPEEE’D.

(Version at Start of Film)

(Version at End of Film)

Song – Sab Milkar Hind Pukaaren (Samaadhi) (1950) Lyrics – Rajinder Krishan, MD – C Ramchandra
[Note: The original lyrics of this song were created by Mumtaz Hussain and Colonel Abid Hussain Saffarani of INA. The original tune of this song is the same as that of India’s National Anthem, composed by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.]

Lyrics (Provided by Prakashchandra)

shubh sukhchain ki barkha barse
Bharat bhaag hai jaaga
Punjab Sindh Gujarat Maratha
Dravid Utkal Banga
chanchal saagar Vindhy Himala
neela jamuna Ganga
sab milkar Hind pukaaren
Jai Aazaad Hind ke naare
pyaara desh hamaara
sooraj bankar jag par chamke
Bharat naam subhaaga

sooraj bankar jag par chamke
Bharat naam subhaaga
jai ho
jai ho
jai ho
jai jai jai jai ho
Bharat naam subhaaga

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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शुभ सुख चैन की बरखा बरसे
भारत भाग है जागा
पंजाब सिंध गुजरात मराठा
द्रविड़ उत्कल बंग
चंचल सागर विंध्य हिमाला
नीला जमुना गंगा
सब मिलकर हिन्द पुकारें
जय आज़ाद हिन्द के नारे
प्यारा देश हमारा

सूरन बन कर जग पर चमके
भारत नाम सुभागा
जय हो
जय हो
जय हो
जय जय जय जय हो
भारत नाम सुभागा


This article is written by Sadanand Kamath, 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 :

4384 Post No. : 15738

A week before the 12th birth anniversary of the Blog on July 19, 2020, an idea propped up in my mind. Some time back, I had read the interviews of a 78 RPM record collector of Indore and also of the vintage gramophone turn-table collectors of Pala near Kottayam which were published in some newspapers. Atul ji’s Blog has been in existence for 12 years with almost daily posting of songs. With nearly 15800 songs spread over 4300 films covered and a hit of a little over 1,36,22,000, the Blog must have attained the numero uno position among the musical blogs in India. This is a great achievement. So, I felt that the creator of this Blog – Atul Besra deserves to be interviewed which should get published in newspapers/magazines. This was just my momentary thought.

Soon, I found myself alighting from a train at Gorakhpur Junction railway station on Sunday morning, July 19th. I hired one of the yellow-coloured autorickshaws queued up outside the railway station for reaching Atul’s railway quarters. Luckily, I found Atul ji taking a stroll in his railway quarter complex with his dog, Bhole when my autorickshaw was on its way to enter the complex. I got down from the autoricksha and walked towards Atul ji.

‘Good morning’. I wished him to which he reciprocated looking at me somewhat perplexed and confused. Either he must have been surprised to find me suddenly in front of him or he failed to recognise me.

‘I am sorry I came here to meet you without giving you any intimation. My intention was to make a surprise visit to your house to wish you personally on the occasion of 12th birth anniversary of the Blog and to have a tete-a-tete with you’. I said apologetically to Atul ji.

‘Oh! Thank you. I am pleasantly surprised to find you here’. With this, the confusion in Atul ji’s mind vanished. He cut short his stroll and took me inside the complex of the Officers’ Quarters. As I was walking through the complex, I saw a couple of peacocks roaming on the lawns. The lawns were skirted by flower plants. There were good number of trees in the complex. As we were walking through the lawns, I found some squirrels running away from us and climbing on the trees. From the tree, a squirrel looked at us in contempt flipping its tail, probably signaling us that we had encroached upon his territory. Overall, the complex had a good ambience.

Inside the complex, there were rows of brick-coloured houses. Atul ji showed me his house which had a mini-gate. A name board at the gate displayed his name in Hindi and English. Below his name was a caution notice to the visitors: ‘Beware of friendly Dogs inside the house’. This, I thought, may be a caution of a different type – the dogs can ‘lure’ the visitors with their friendly dispositions.

After freshening up and finishing a breakfast of Aaloo Parathas with curd and pickles, we relaxed for sometime in main room which was much larger than what I had in my flat. There was an open wall unit on which I specifically noticed a replica of Vande Bharat Train-18 and a cricket bat personally signed by MS Dhoni. On a corner low-height table, an old gramophone record player with a big pavilion horn was kept. Suddenly, Bhole came from nowhere and sat in front of the turn-table, looking straight into the horn giving a logo-like image of HMV. The wall hanging comprised of a Railway Calendar, a portrait of Kapil Dev holding World Cup 1983, and a photo-collage comprising of popular singers, lyricists and music directors of golden period of Hindi film music. Lastly, I noticed a metal photo-frame in which a picture of Bhole, Chhote and a cat resting together was placed.

When I was surveying the main room, Atul ji was immersed in some thoughts – may be thinking about an outline of an article to be written and posted on the Blog for today’s special occasion or about some official work in the pipe line.

‘Let me formally congratulate you for completing 12 years of continuous blogging without a break’ and a Happy 12th anniversary of the Blog. I wished him once again to commence an informal interview with him so that his responses looked natural.

‘Thank you for a pleasant surprise visit. The Blog is the labour of love not only of me but all those who have been regularly contributing by way of guest posts, comments, suggestions etc’. Atul ji said with all humilities, keeping a watch over Bhola who had sat in front of the horn of an old turn-table.

I started with some questions to Atul ji which I had already framed in my mind. But in order not to appear as a formal interview, I asked these questions as of I was in conversation with him.

Me: Since when did you get interested in Hindi film songs?

Atul ji: During my growing up days in the late 1960s, one day I heard a song ‘mere saamne waali khidki mein’ on the radio. I loved the song. I was told by my maternal uncle that the singer was Kishore Kumar. Later, I heard several songs of Kishore Kumar. A few months later, the songs of ‘Aradhana’ (1969) became the rage of the nation. Some songs of this movie were sung by Kishore Kumar. I came to know that Rajesh Khanna was the hero of that movie. Rajesh Khanna as an actor and Kishore Kumar as the male playback singer became instant hits in Hindi films. Gradually, my liking in Hindi film music widened to songs of the golden period of Hindi film music, broadly comprising of the songs of the films released during 1950-65. Later on, when I got involved in my Blog, I also developed taste for the old film songs especially of K L Saigal, Pankaj Mullick, Kanan Devi, Ameerbai Karnataki and many more.

Me: How did you get the idea of starting a blog exclusive for discussing a Hindi film song a day?

Atul ji: I used to converse with Raja ji on a cricketing forum on the matter relating to cricket. Gradually, the conversations turned toward Hindi films songs also when I came to know that Raja ji was also interested in discussing Hindi film songs. We felt that it was not appropriate to discuss Hindi films songs on a cricketing forum. Since we had a mutual passion for Hindi film songs, I proposed creating a separate blog for discussing Hindi film songs which Raja ji whole-heartedly supported the idea. Thus, https://atulsongaday.me/ was born on July 19, 2008 with the intention of discussing one Hindi song a day on the Blog. I can say that it was Raja ji who inspired me to create the Blog. The first song posted on the Blog was mile na phool to kaanton se dosti kar lee.

Me: What was the response to the Blog?

Atul ji: It is quite natural that in the initial period, the responses by way of the visitors to the Blog and comments on the songs were slow as the Blog was newly started and its existence was not known to many potential readers. But during the first three months, the average visitors to the Blog per day picked up to around 300 which further rose to around 500 during the first 6 months. By the time the Blog had completed one year, it had covered around 1500 songs. Over the years, the Blog coverage of songs as well as visitors have shown significant upward trends. As against the target of one song a day, we had many time posted 5-6 songs per day. As of now, the Blog has clocked over 13 million visitors with nearly 15800 songs covered which are spread over 4300 films. Also, the Blog has over 1200 Hindi films for which all the songs in the films have been covered. These are remarkable achievements.

Me: Do you feel that the purpose for which the Blog was created has been achieved to your satisfaction?

Atul ji: I would say without any hesitation that the Blog has achieved much more than what I had intended at the time it was created. Apart from coverage in terms of the number of songs and the films, the Blog has become fairly an authentic reference point for those who intend to study the Hindi film music. We have endeavor to cover artists who are unknown to the present generations by bringing them to the notice of the readers, their contributions to Hindi films in general and the Hindi film music in particular. Over a period of time, we have also widened the scope of the Blog by cover non-film Hindi songs. As you may aware, we have covered all the available songs sung by K L Saigal and Suraiya and all the avalable songs composed by Sajjad Hussain.

But the greatest achievement of the Blog which I had not thought of when it was created is that it has become a platform for collaborative efforts of like-minded Hindi film music lovers. The regular visitors of this Blog share certain unwritten common values. They are all knowledgeable, intelligent, mature and well settled individuals, whose love for the Hindi film music is deep and long lasting. The Blog has helped create a close-knit community of like-minded individuals, who share common interests, and they share each other’s joys and sorrows too.

Me: Just a wild thought occurred to me – 25000 songs by 25th Birth Anniversary of the Blog. Is it achievable?

Atul ji: Oh! It is too long a period to think about this target. But going by the present rate of coverage of the song per month, the target seems to be achievable.

Me: A last question. I have planned to publish our conversations as a part of your interview in a reputed newspaper or magazine. I hope I have your permission to do so.

Atul ji: I personally feel that there is no need to publish my interview in any newspaper or magazine. I speak through my Blog. I would, therefore, request you to just use my laptop and type the article based on our discussion with a song of your choice. I will get it uploaded on our Blog. This is quicker and timelier than on the newspaper/magazine. Besides, the Blog has readers across all continents.

Before I could respond to Atul ji, my wife woke me after the alarm set at 05:30 AM started ringing for my morning walk. I sat on my bed for some time before realising that I was infected by ‘Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne’.

Happy 12th birth anniversary of the Blog to Atul ji and his bandwagon.

On the occasion of the 12th birth anniversary of our musical Blog, I have chosen a picnic song, ‘dilon ke melon ka naam picnic’ from ‘Naadaan’ (1951). The song is sung by Geeta Dutt, Chitalkar and Chorus. The song is written by P L Santoshi which is set to music by Chic Chocolate who was the music arranger for C Ramchandra.

With this song, all the songs of ‘Naadaan’ (1951) have been covered in the Blog.

Enjoy this picnic song. Our Blog is like a ‘picnic point’ where musically like-minded persons meet for enjoyment.

Audio Clip:

Song-Dilon ke melon ka naam picnic (Naadaan)(1951) Singers-Geeta Dutt, Chitalkar, Lyrics-P L Santoshi, MD-Chic Chocolate
Chorus

Lyrics

dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic
dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

pyaar ke ye din nahin
aayenge waapas na phir kabhi
ye maze ye kahkahe
ye zindagi aur ye khushi
isi liye tum hans ke guzaaro
jeewan ke din ye albele
ye albelon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic
dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic

aa aa aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa aa aa aa aa

jisne apne dil ka sauda
zindagi mein kar liya
hum kahenge usne sab kuchh
zindagi mein kar liya
isi liye tum karo mohabbat
chaahe aaye laakh jhamele
inhin jhamelon ka melon ka naam

pic pic pic pic pic picnic
dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic
dilon ke melon ka naam picnic
nazar ke khelon ka naam picnic
dilon ke melon ka khelon ka naam
pic pic pic pic pic picnic


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

Blog Day :

4344 Post No. : 15651

Hullo Atuldom

“Amardeep” (1958) had 12 songs 9 of which are on the blog. Le lo le lo gubbaare was the last song posted from this movie exactly two years ago on this date.

Here is the next song in the voice of Asha Bhonsle which is a dance by Vyjayanthimala. It is the opening scene of the movie and comes immediately after the titles are over. It gives the background of the character played by Vyjayanthimala who plays Aruna and her grandfather wants her to marry Pran. But this is an Indian movie where the lady will find someone better (according to her) than the person selected by the family. It is a different matter that since time immemorial, Indian marriages have mostly been arranged marriages where the girl and the boy would hardly know each other till they got married and started family life. And since they began making movies in India, we have had love stories where there is lot of action in the form of family opposition, two people in love with the same person or any other possible obstacles that will help build a movie to close to 180 minutes of running time.

So we can safely say that movies are all make believe. But we still feel that movies reflect real life.

Sorry to have digressed into a sermon regarding the make-believe nature of movies. What I wanted to say was Aruna (Vyjayanthimala) finds Ashok (Dev Anand) better than Pran. And there is the addition of an accident in the story which makes Ashok lose his memory and the girl (Padmini) who tends him in his illness falls in love with him. But he is non-committal. The next twist is the two girls turn out to be sisters separated in childhood. And in the climax when all the twists unravel one of the sisters decides to sacrifice her life so that the hero can live for her sisters’ happiness.

I am not an expert at writing about movies prior to 1975, there are other ideal persons for that, among the regular contributors of the blog, who help Atulji build-up the data base that this blog is getting transformed into. Today (9th June) is the birth-date of one of them. He goes by the name Shri. Arunkumar Deshmukh but is better known as the in-house encyclopedia among the followers of the blog. He is meticulous about getting details of the subjects that he writes about. He may have been engaged in the corporate world before retirement but is a writer in reality. He has followed his hobby/ passion – movies- wholeheartedly and once he got a hang of how to handle the World-Wide-Web or internet as it is called and finds the information that is needed to bring to light lesser -known artists, artists with same name, and a whole bunch of other topics which are close to his heart. His posts are treasures of information. I must stop writing about him as this modest gentleman is not used to hearing or reading about himself.

I end my post as always by wishing “Guruji”- as I like to address him; A Very Happy Birthday. May we have lot more posts from you and may the river of information that you provide never dry up. Thank You for being our ready-reckoner


Song-Laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke (Amar Deep)(1958) Singer-Asha Bhonsle, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Chorus

Lyrics

aa aa aa
jhoole se nikla ghabraa ke bachpan
o o o o
bhoole se ek din dekha jo darpan
aa aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar ban ke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar ban ke

laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
raama ho o oo
raama ho
raama ho
raama ho

bachpan ka jaana jawaani ka aana
ghazab ho gaya
haaye ghazab ho gaya
bachpan ka jaana jawaani ka aana
ghazab ho gaya
haaye ghazab ho gaya
samajh mein na aaye
kya pa liya
aur kya kho gaya
aur kya kho gaya
koi khatke khayaalon mein haar ban ke
koi khatke khayaalon mein haar ban ke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar banke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar banke

laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
raama ho ooo
raama ho
raama ho
raama ho

khwaabon mein koi aane lagaa
dil churaane lagaa
dil churaane lagaa
khwaabon mein koi aane lagaa
dil churaane lagaa
dil churaane lagaa
kya keejiye
haaye dil haath se jaane lagaa
hoye jaane lagaa
koi reh jaaye na gale ka haar ban ke
koi reh jaaye na gale ka haar ban ke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar banke
koi dil mein samaa na jaaye pyaar banke

laagi apni najariya kataar ban ke
raama ho ooo
raama ho
raama ho
raama ho


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