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Blog Day :

4621 Post No. : 16265

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Blog 10-Year Challenge (2011-2021) – Song No. 17
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This date ten years ago (13 March 2011) saw six songs from six different movies getting discussed in the blog. Here are the details:-

Blog post number Song Movie (Year) Remarks
3645 Nukta cheen hai gham e dil Yahudi Ki Ladki(1933) 5 songs covered by now out of 19
3646 Abhi shaam aayegi niklenge taare Samadhi(1950) Movie YIPPEED by now
3647 Ye haseen shaam gardish mein jaam (Teerandaaz) Teerandaaz(1955) 3 songs covered out of 6 by now
3648 Aankh mein shokhi lab pe tabassum Reshmi Roomaal(1961) Movie YIPPEED by now
3649 Jabse ham tum bahaaron mein Multiple version song Main Shaadi Karne Chalaa(1962) 5 songs posted out of 9 by now
3650 Chaandi ki deewaar na todi Vishwaas(1969) Movie YIPPEED by now

Four out of six movies have since been YIPPEED. So we are left with just two movies which are eligible for Blog Ten Year Challenge today(13 March 2021).

“Teerandaaz”(1955) is one of them. This movie was produced and directed by H S Rawail for Roshni Films, Bombay. The movie had Madhubala, Ajit, Jairaj, Kuldip Kaur, Gope,Sunder, Yashodhara Khatju, Chandrashekhar, Rirkoo, Bhagwan Sinha, Ravi, Paul Sharma, Krishna Varma, Kumud Tripathi, Ramlal, Madan Bhandari, Helen, Kammo, Mohana etc ith Chanchal as guest artiste.

The movie had six songs in it. Three songs have been covered in the past.

Here is the fourth song from “Teerandaaz”(1955) to appear in the blog. The song is sung by Lata and chorus. Rajinder Krishan is the lyricist. Music is composed by C Ramchandra.

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

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Prakashchandra.


Song-Maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan re (Teerandaaz)(1955) Singer-Lata, Lyrics-Rajinder Krishan, MD-C Ramchandra
Female chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Prakashchandra)

maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko

dekho na aisi tirchhi nazar se
bhadkega sholaa dil se jigar se
dekho na
ajee dekho na aissi tirchhi nazar se
bhadkega sholaa dil se jigar se
achcha nahin hai rah rah ke taknaa
achcha nahin hai reh reh ke taknaa
aissey kissi dilgeer ko
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko

marne se hargiz darte naheen hum
aissi muhabbat karte naheen hum
hoke tumhaare haathon nishaana
hoke tumhare haathon nishaana
denge duaa taqdeer ko
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko

dil ki ye duniyaa kis ke liye hai
samjhey na haayye jis ke liye hai
dil ye hamaara ghar hai tumhaaraa
dil ye hamaara ghar hai tumhaaraa
looto na iss jaageer ko
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko
maine rakh dee nishaane pe jaan rey
zaraa seedhaa to kar lo teer ko


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Blog Day :

4597 Post No. : 16223

Today’s song is from an obscure film of 1944 – Dil ki Baat. The film was made by Atre Pictures, partly owned by P.K.Atre and actress Vanmala. Their relationship was similar to what C.Ramchandra and Lata Mangeshkar had in later years. The film was directed by Atre himself. The only other film he ever directed was Parinde-1945. He believed in hiring directors rather than directing films himself.

The music was composed by C.Ramchandra for the songs written by Ram Murthy and the film’s story, screenplay and dialogues were also written by P.K.Atre himself. The cast of the film was Durga Khote, Ishwarlal, Vanmala, Dixit, Leela Mishra, Vasant Sawkar, Jayram Desai etc.etc.

The year 1944 was a time when the world knew that the end of World War II was near, however, till that time the Raw Film shortage was troubling the film makers in India. Black money generated through Black marketing was disturbing the industry. The cost of the filmmaking, which was about a Lakh or so in 1940, had escalated to 5 to 6 lakhs per film. Studio system was weakened due to individual production practices started by black money investors. Star salaries had inflated. Many stars worked on FreeLance basis. The law of war promotion movies was now forcefully implemented. Many producers made War propaganda movies to get the Raw Film at controlled rates. Government had increased the Entertainment Taxes in Bombay, Madras, UP and CP areas, so the cost of Cinema tickets had increased. Prithvi Theatre was launched by Prithviraj Kapoor. Film artistes gathered under the leadership of EVR Naicker in Madras to form DMK party. M. Karunanidhi was a prominent leader.

In Spite of all this, some good Musical films were made in 1944. Saigal, who arrived in Bombay from Calcutta for good, made his second film in Bombay. New composers, New Heros and New heroines brought a variety of Genres of films made in 1944. Some of the major films of 1944 were….

Bhanwara – Second film by Saigal and Khemchand Prakash in Ranjit in Bombay. Made in just 9 days’ shooting for Saigal, by director Kidar Sharma. It was the second film for Monica Desai too (sister of Leela Desai and wife of Phani Mujumdar).

Bharthari – Last film in India by singer actress Jahan Ara Kajjan who sang her last 2 songs in it. She migrated to Pakistan in the wake of Partition. Very good songs in the film, especially ” Bhiksha de de maiya” by Amirbai and Surendra.

Chal Chal re Naujawan – First film from newly established Filmistan, by the deserters’ group from Bombay Talkies, led by S.Mukherjee and Ashok Kumar. Ashok Kumar sang 6 songs in it for the first and the last time for Ghulam Haider. His song ” Bolo Har Har Mahadev” was very melodious and popular.

Chand – Debut film of Husnlal-Bhagatram team. They were recommended by elder brother Pt. Amarnath, who was the first choice of D.D.Kashyap. After V.Shantaram and his team left Prabhat, this was an attempt by Prabhat to join the mainstream by opting for the first time a Non Marathi star cast and Punjabi style musicians. 5 singers were used by H-B for 11 songs. A mild success film.

Daasi – it was a musical from Lahore by Pt. Amarnath- with his favourite Zeenat Begum.

Film Dost produced the evergreen Noor Jahan song ” Badnam – muhabbat kaun karen” composed by Sajjad Hussain. This one song alone made them both immortal.

Draupadi – a feeble attempt by Baburao Patel to make a Heroine out of his secretary Sushila Rani.

Gaali – Another film by Sajjad, but with only 3 songs to him and 9 to Hanuman Prasad.

Iraada – Pt.Amarnath brought Hemant Kumar two years after his debut in film Meenakshi-42.

Ismat – The first and the only film of the brothers Pt. H.P.Sharma and Pt. Govardhan pershad, as a composer team.

Jwar Bhata – Devika Rani’s discovery, Dilip Kumar’s first film. He was the side Hero and the Hero was Agha. Actress Mrudula also debuted as Dilip’s Heroine.

Krishn Bhakt Bodana – The only film of the Revolutionary Poet singer Master Vasant from Surat. Avinash Vyas, Shankar rao Vyas composed music, while S.N.Tripathi gave background music.

Musical film Lal Haveli – Only time when Noor Jehan and Surendra sang together under Mir Saheb.

Mann ki Jeet – W.Z.Ahmed brings new Heroine Neena, who sings in the voice of Debutante Sitara of Kanpur in all her films. Neena was a Non-Singer.

My Sister – Saigal goes back to Calcutta to complete a Musical film ” My Sister”. Pankaj Mullick gives excellent songs by saigal and others.

There were two films ‘ Panchhi’ and ‘ O Panchhi’ with average songs.

Panna – A war propaganda film based on ” Mata Hari” story, with a new Heroine Geeta Nizami. MD Amir Ali dies before the film is released. The credits in the film dedicate the film to Late Amir Ali.

Perhaps the best music was by Vasant Desai to film ” Parbat pe apna dera”. Vanmala and ulhas excel in acting in a story of sexual repression. All songs are excellent, especially Amirbai’s song ” Pareshan hoon main ” is simply divine.

Lastly, the Best one. Record breaking musical ” Rattan” gave superlative songs by Naushad. Barring 2 songs by Manju, the other 8 songs were all Hits. Rattan gave 200% returns on the film and song records, to the Producer.

The director of this film-P.K.Atre, known popularly in Maharashtra as Acharya Atre, was a writer,Poet, Novelist, Dramatist, Journalist, Politician and a Newspaper owner. In his later years he became famous for his campaign of ” Samyukta Maharashtra” to get a separate Maharashtra state.

The heroine of the film, Vanmala was one of the only 3 Heroines who had Brown Eyes. The other two were Kamala Kotnis and Ragini.

Vanmala was one of those actresses, who not only came from a very respectable Royal family, but was also a highly educated person. In those days, these two things were valued highly. Veteran Marathi and Hindi actress Vanamala will always be associated with her roles in the landmark films, Sikandar (1941) opposite Prithviraj Kapoor and in particular the title role in Shyamchi Aai (1953), the first film ever to win the Best Film Award when the National Awards were instituted for Indian Cinema in 1954.

Vanamala was born as Susheela Devi Pawar on 23-5- 1915. Her father Lt.Col. Rao Bahadur Bapu Rao Pawar was a Minister in Gwalior state. Vanmala grew up in the Royal palace with Princess Kamla Devi. Vanmala graduated from Agra University in 1935 and did her B.T. from Bombay University in 1937.

At 21, Vanmala Devi, was a double graduate and a teacher in the progressive Agarkar High School of Poona. She felt she had a mission in life. Did she find what she was seeking? It is anybody’s guess but teaching was a first try and then she went on to films to find expres­sion for her irrepressible talent.

There was a wrench. Vanala tore herself away from the forbidding regulations of a tra­ditional Maratha family ruled by her father and the devotional orthodoxy handed down to her by her mother along with a love for nature and literature. Vanmala sought to reconcile the irreconcilables with the firm belief that, down the ages, all expressions of art in India were developed and presented by way of a sacred duty.

That was why, when neces­sary, she did not hesitate to turn her back on lucrative film assignments to appear on the Marathi stage. In fact, she work­ed gratis for the building fund of the Marathi Sahitya Sangh at Bombay. Her lead role in the Marathi version of Oscar Wilde’s ‘Lady Windmer’s Fan’ (शोभेचा पंखा), written by Prof. V.H.Kulkarni, is memorable. That was in the early forties.

She began her career in the late 1930s following her graduation and having become a teacher in Pune’s Camp Education Society. Vanamala entered films at a time when it was considered taboo for women from respectable families to work in films though women like Devika Rani and Durga Khote had started working in films by then. It was V.Shantaram who encouraged her to come into the film industry as an actress. Her first film was a Marathi film ” Lapandav”. Pricipal Acharya Atre became very friendly with her and brought her to Hindi films. Vanmala had unusual Brown eyes. Hindi film industry had only two actresses with Brown eyes. One was Vanmala and the other was Ragini, who migrated to Pakistan, after partition.

Prithviraj used to call her Diana the Moon Goddess. The lyrical Pahari Sanyal used to call her “Mala”. Motilal was more-down-to-earth and called her just plain “Bright Eyes”. In fact, it was her eyes that got her the role of Ruksana and it put her in the front rank of Indian film stars with the suc­cess of “Sikandar”. It was one of the early suc­cesses of Minerva Movietone and it has made film history in India.

Vanamala acted in both Hindi and Marathi Cinema. Among her Hindi films, Vanamala will always be best remembered for Sohrab Modi’s historical Sikandar and Sharbati Ankhen (1945), directed by Ramchandra Thakur for Wadia Movietone. In the former she played Alexander the Great’s love interest, a Persian woman, Rukhsana, who fearing for Alexander’s life extracts a promise from Porus that he will not harm Sikandar. Vanamala made a major impact in her role, her beauty coupled with her light-coloured lively eyes taking the audiences breath away. The film itself was a spectacle – its lavish mounting, huge sets and production values equalling the best of Hollywood then particularly its rousing and spectacular battle scenes. It was rated by a British writer as, “…well up to the standard of that old masterpiece The Birth of a Nation.”

The eyes that got Vanmala Devi the lead role of Ruksana in “Sikandar” had soon to be “disowned” in her next picture. In “Parbat Pe Apna Dera”, Van­mala Devi played the role of a blind girl with great effect. First Ulhas was seen, stick in hand, or rather his legs and the lower part of the stick. Then came Vanmala’s dainty feet taking each cautious step. Finally, the camera turned up­wards to feature her full figure. She later told that she was so involved with the role that she actually felt blinded. Once, she had to blink her eyes before she could focus them and look at V. Shantaram who was try­ing to draw her attention.

In Sharbati Ankhen, her Brown eyes were again used to mesmerising effect, the film so aptly titled one feels, after her! The film has some of the earliest songs sung by Mohammed Rafi in his career including Pyaar Karna hi Padega and Bahut Mukhtasar Hai Humari Kahani. The music for the film was done by Feroz Nizami who went on to compose unforgettable music in a hat-trick of films with the great Noor Jehan (Jugnu (1947) in India and Chan Wey (Punjabi) (1951) and Dopatta (1952) in Pakistan).

However, the one role that undoubtedly immortalized Vanamala forever was the title role in the National Award winning Marathi film, Shyam chi Aai-1953, directed by PK Atre. The film, regarded as a cult classic today, is based on one of the most influential Marathi novels of the 20th century (1935), a fictionalised account of the childhood years of Sane Guruji (1899 – 1950). A nationalist influenced by Vinoba Bhave and especially Gandhiji, he was imprisoned repeatedly for his work among the peasantry and participation in the Quit India agitations. His book Shyamchi Aai, written in jail, has 45 episodes in which Shyam, a youth living in poverty in Konkan, recalls the teachings of his mother, a devoutly religious person with an earthy and practical philosophy. The hit film has remained a generic landmark in Marathi Cinema and especially so for Vanamala’s maternal prototype. Actor Madhav Vaze, who played the role of her son Shyam in Shyamchi Aai, recalls Vanamala as a woman of few words. “Her actions spoke for her. She was well-educated and a cultured woman who belonged to a noble family from Gwalior,” he said.

Some other films that Vanamala acted in include Payachi Dasi (Marathi)/ Charnon ki Dasi (Hindi) (1941), Vasantasena (1942), Dil ki Baat (1944), Hatim Tai (1947), Beete Din (1947) and Shree Ram Bharat Milap (1965). In all, she did 25 Hindi films. She sang 24 songs in 5 films in her career. For some time she was a partner in Atre pictures also. She produced the film Bramhan Kanya aka Khandani-1947.

Eventually she did build a bungalow at Khandala and rented out a flat by the sea in Bombay which she furnished with taste and equipped with a selective library. But that still didn’t make a “home”. The nearest she got to it could be when she settled down in Gwalior to look after her ailing father. Perhaps, she had almost arrived at a “home” when she bought over a studio and became the first woman to own one.

The supposedly demure Vanamala was a staunch nationalist and was deeply involved in the freedom movement along with stalwarts like Aruna Asaf Ali and Achyut Patwardhan. She was deeply involved in several social causes and was a member of the Chhatrapati Shivaji National Memorial Committee. She also ran a school to train children in traditional Indian arts and culture, The Haridas Kala Sansthan.

Vanmala Devi’s retirement from films was no surprise to her friends. She had realized that the crusading zeal and aesthetic values of the pioneering days were giving place to new norms of success. She found that filmdom could not afford her the avenue for expression which she wanted— or needed. She sublimated all her yearnings for expression in the worship of Lord Krishna at Vrindavan and later in the ser­vice of her father.

Vanamala who had been suffering from cancer, passed away in Gwalior on May 29, 2007.
(My thanks to Upperstall and Sumati Dhanawate ji-Vanmala’s sister, for using some parts of their articles on Vanmala, along with my notes.)

Songs of film Dil ki Baat-44 are difficult to get. Only 2 songs are available in circulation. With today’s song, both the songs are on this Blog. C.Ramchandra had not developed his trademark style of music cmposition. That was still two years into the future.


Song-Sun re sajan sun re sajan sun re sajan sun (Dil Ki Baat)(1944) Singer-Vanmala, Lyrics-Miss Vimal MA, MD-C Ramchandra

Lyrics

Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan sun
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan sun
meri paayaliyaa ki
meri paayaliyaa ki tu
runan jhunan jhun
sun
sun
Sun re sajan
sun re sajan
Sun re sajan sun

aaj maine haathhon mein mehndi rachaayi
aaj maine haathhon mein mehndi rachaayi
aaj meri aankhon mein preet samaayi
preet samaayi
aaj meri aankhon mein preet samaayi
preet samaayi
alsi sajaayi maine
champa chameli sun
ho champa chameli sun
alsi sajaayi maine
champa chameli sun
ho champa chameli sun
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan sun

o kaali koyaliyaa
kook uthhi re
o kaali koyaliyaa
kook uthhi re
man mein mere meethhi si hook uthhi re
man mein mere meethhi si hook uthhi re
goonj rahi door kahin bansi ki dhun
haan bansi ki dhun
goonj rahi door kahin bansi ki dhun
haan bansi ki dhun
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan sun

meri paayal se praanon ki preet jhare re
aa aa aa aa
meri paayal se praanon ki preet jhare re
aa aa aa aa
meri paayal se pankh tere baat kare re
meri paayal se pankh tere baat kare re
gaaye kisi chhaliya chhabele ke gun
gaaye kisi chhaliya chhabele ke gun
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan
Sun re sajan sun
meri paayaliyaa ki
meri paayaliyaa ki tu
runan jhunan jhun
sun sun


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 :

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


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 :

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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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


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